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13th Jan '17 8:01:42 AM ianrey
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* I'm a little surprised there's no mention of ''Film/GoodFellas'', which starts out with three guys driving a car, subtitle 1970, who start to hear noises coming from the rear. Did we hit something? Flat tire? Better pull over and see. As they deal with what turns out to be coming from the trunk, Henry starts telling his story, flashing back to 1955.
8th Jan '17 5:20:32 PM nombretomado
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** This trope is averted for ComicBook/BlackPanther and Comicbook/MsMarvel, whose origin stories occur during the first season instead of before it, and TheVision, whose birth occurs during season two.

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** This trope is averted for ComicBook/BlackPanther and Comicbook/MsMarvel, whose origin stories occur during the first season instead of before it, and TheVision, ComicBook/TheVision, whose birth occurs during season two.
25th Dec '16 9:13:07 PM SirRed
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** The 1967 ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'' cartoon began similarly. The second season premiere, on the other hand, specifically kicked off with "The Origin of Spider-Man".

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** The 1967 ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'' cartoon began similarly. The second season premiere, on the other hand, specifically kicked off with "The Origin of Spider-Man".
28th Nov '16 7:07:44 PM R.G.
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* ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'', [[Creator/{{Netflix}} Netflix' s]] spinoff of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' begins with the Winx in [[SpyCatsuit spy catsuits]] in pursuit of a mysterious figure who's been abducting talented young people. They have been on earth for a few months.
27th Nov '16 11:56:05 AM F1Krazy
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* Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' open in the middle or even at the end, as Arthur gives his usual opening statement to the viewers, then flash back after the title card to establish HowWeGotHere.
** The episode "Double Dare" opens with Arthur and Buster in the school bathroom, trying to pull Francine in through the window, with absolutely no context whatsoever beyond Arthur's narration. It eventually catches up with itself about two-thirds of the way in.
** Another episode starts at the very end, with Arthur being hoisted aloft and cheered by his classmates, clutching a handful of chocolate sticks. He cryptically asks the viewers, "When is it better to lose than to win?" Cue episode-long flashback.[[note]]The answer is: when you could potentially keep on winning and winning and winning ''forever''.[[/note]]



** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' itself also qualifies. Aside from Superman, who had an origin story built into ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, whose origin is worked into the plot of the first episode, the cast is introduced without backstory and they already know each other (except ComicBook/WonderWoman). Several episodes within the DCAU have this as well: In Batman's "Dreams in Darkness," we open with Batman suddenly being locked up in Arkham Asylum while "Over the Edge" began with Commissioner Gordon storming the Batcave with Batman and Robin on the run and their identities compromised. Superman had "The Late Mr. Kent," which began with people attending Clark Kent's funeral and its GrandFinale "Legacy" opened with Superman already a BrainwashedAndCrazy minion of Darkseid's.

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** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' itself also qualifies. Aside from Superman, who had an origin story built into ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, whose origin is worked into the plot of the first episode, the cast is introduced without backstory and they already know each other (except ComicBook/WonderWoman). Several episodes within the DCAU have this as well: In Batman's "Dreams in Darkness," we open with Batman suddenly being locked up in Arkham Asylum while "Over the Edge" began with Commissioner Gordon storming the Batcave with Batman and Robin on the run and their identities compromised. Superman had "The Late Mr. Kent," Kent", which began with people attending Clark Kent's funeral and its GrandFinale "Legacy" opened with Superman already a BrainwashedAndCrazy minion of Darkseid's.
14th Nov '16 7:47:36 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The game begins after your entire BadassCrew has assembled and you're seemingly robbing a Casino. After a DownerBeginning sequence where the Protagonist is captured by police, the game flashes back over 6 months earlier, as the Protagonist recounts his HowWeGotHere tale to a public prosecutor.
9th Nov '16 2:01:02 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' likes this trope, but a notable example is in the Season 2 episode "Scar." It starts off with a dogfight involving Starbuck, Kat, and the titular Cylon Raider. The episode then details the [[HowWeGotHere days leading up to this dogfight]], highlighting [[spoiler:the deaths of several Nuggets]], Starbuck's downward spiral and Kat's rapidly rising {{Badass}} quotient, and the growing conflict between them. This is intercut with further scenes of the dogfight, building the tension each time as we go back to the main story, with the battle finally resolved in the end. [[spoiler:Kat kills Scar, leading to Starbuck acknowledging her rival and delivering a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming moving tribute]] to the fallen pilots.]]

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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' likes this trope, but a notable example is in the Season 2 episode "Scar." It starts off with a dogfight involving Starbuck, Kat, and the titular Cylon Raider. The episode then details the [[HowWeGotHere days leading up to this dogfight]], highlighting [[spoiler:the deaths of several Nuggets]], Starbuck's downward spiral and Kat's rapidly rising {{Badass}} badass quotient, and the growing conflict between them. This is intercut with further scenes of the dogfight, building the tension each time as we go back to the main story, with the battle finally resolved in the end. [[spoiler:Kat kills Scar, leading to Starbuck acknowledging her rival and delivering a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming moving tribute]] to the fallen pilots.]]
3rd Nov '16 9:50:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[HulkVs Hulk vs. Wolverine]]'' begins with {{Wolverine}} waking up after getting punched by the Hulk. The short then shows a lengthy flashback of Wolverine getting sent on a mission by Department H to hunt the Hulk, encountering Bruce Banner while searching, and causing Banner to HulkOut.

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* ''[[HulkVs ''[[WesternAnimation/HulkVs Hulk vs. Wolverine]]'' begins with {{Wolverine}} waking up after getting punched by the Hulk. The short then shows a lengthy flashback of Wolverine getting sent on a mission by Department H to hunt the Hulk, encountering Bruce Banner while searching, and causing Banner to HulkOut.
26th Oct '16 12:32:29 AM Tron80
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%%* [[Creator/ScottLobdell Scott Lobdell]] ''loves'' this trope.

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%%* [[Creator/ScottLobdell Scott Lobdell]] Creator/ScottLobdell ''loves'' this trope.


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* Franchise/{{Superman}} storyline ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'' starts out with Superman trying to demolish a factory. In the next page the story jumps back in time and tells what happened previously and explains his actions.
6th Oct '16 6:11:52 PM mkmlp
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* The MyLittlePony AbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'' has a couple examples:
** Episode 7 opens with the Mane Six at the top of a mountain, preparing to face a dragon, having just completed a long, dangerous journey to get there. Essentially, the episode is "Dragonshy" in reverse.
** Episode 19 opens with the ponies at the library, talking about nothing in particular. Spike rushes in and announces Rarity was kidnapped. There's a flashback to show the kidnapping, then the others rush off to rescue her.
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