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17th May '16 3:47:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The first chapter of ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' begins with a confrontation between Guybrush and [[BigBad LeChuck]] after a NoodleIncident of an adventure.

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* The first chapter of ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' begins with a confrontation between Guybrush and [[BigBad LeChuck]] after a NoodleIncident of an adventure.
16th May '16 7:35:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', after a brief diversion from the main story, the reader sees Quentyn in a predicament with no explanation as to what's going on. The author writes "Um, hold on, maybe I should start at the beginning...", and the next strip begins a few days before.

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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', after a brief diversion from the main story, the reader sees Quentyn in a predicament with no explanation as to what's going on. The author writes "Um, hold on, maybe I should start at the beginning...", and the next strip begins a few days before.
15th May '16 10:33:24 PM nombretomado
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* Most movies in the MarvelCinematicUniverse seem to be fond of this trope:

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* Most movies in the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse seem to be fond of this trope:
13th May '16 10:54:36 PM Doug86
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%%* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''

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%%* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
2nd Apr '16 9:56:41 PM Aiguille
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* In ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead,'' the story begins well after the truck driver {{Narrator}} has begun a search for her once-presumed-dead wife Alice, and in the midst of fleeing from a recently acquired HumanoidAbomination stalker. The Narrator spends the bulk of the first episode recounting her first meeting with the stalker, and portions of the second recalling how she began the quest to find her wife.
25th Mar '16 1:19:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* The intro to CommandAndConquerRedAlert explains ''why'' [[TimeTravel things are different]], but not really ''how'' things are different (enigmatic comments about time telling the consequences, cut to unexplained CGI war scenes with one side using hammers and sickles as symbols). When the actual campaigns start, it is clear the war has been going on for some time.

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* The intro to CommandAndConquerRedAlert ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' explains ''why'' [[TimeTravel things are different]], but not really ''how'' things are different (enigmatic comments about time telling the consequences, cut to unexplained CGI war scenes with one side using hammers and sickles as symbols). When the actual campaigns start, it is clear the war has been going on for some time.
24th Mar '16 12:37:25 AM MoPete
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* The second Duplicator Arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' uses this. We see there strips of a well-groomed, well-behaved Calvin, but no explanation as to why he's acting this way until the 5th strip of the arc, which shows that the Calvin we've been seeing is actually a duplicate of Calvin's Good Side.

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* The second Duplicator Arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' uses this. We see there three strips of a well-groomed, well-behaved Calvin, but no explanation as to why he's acting this way until the 5th strip of the arc, which shows that the Calvin we've been seeing is actually a duplicate of Calvin's Good Side.
24th Mar '16 12:34:42 AM MoPete
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* The second Duplicator Arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' uses this. We see there strips of a well-groomed, well-behaved Calvin, but no explanation as to why he's acting this way until the 5th strip of the arc, which shows that the Calvin we've been seeing is actually a duplicate of Calvin's Good Side.
20th Mar '16 8:06:42 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Shippuuden'' starts the entire series off InMediasRes, the first 5 minutes of the first episode don't come until about 40 episodes later.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Shippuuden'' starts the entire series off InMediasRes, In Medias Res, the first 5 minutes of the first episode don't come until about 40 episodes later.



* It's common for comics to have a variant called the BatmanColdOpen. The difference is that the BatmanColdOpen is generally some unrelated crime that we never really get any explanation on, whereas InMediasRes revolves around getting to where we are. Then there are the issues that open with Batman fighting the Demon's Head. Which are [[spoiler: [[{{Pun}} In Medias Ra's.]]]]

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* It's common for comics to have a variant called the BatmanColdOpen. The difference is that the BatmanColdOpen is generally some unrelated crime that we never really get any explanation on, whereas InMediasRes In Medias Res revolves around getting to where we are. Then there are the issues that open with Batman fighting the Demon's Head. Which are [[spoiler: [[{{Pun}} In Medias Ra's.]]]]



* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Strypgia started out the story InMediasRes, writing a talk between [[BigGood Daniel]] and [[BrokenBird Asuka]] because the scene would not leave him alone, and then he wrote the scenes that came before it.

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Strypgia started out the story InMediasRes, In Medias Res, writing a talk between [[BigGood Daniel]] and [[BrokenBird Asuka]] because the scene would not leave him alone, and then he wrote the scenes that came before it.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' opens InMediasRes by first showing the confrontation between Red, Granny, the Wolf, and Kirk inside Granny's house. After the police arrive to start investigating, each character gives a RashomonStyle story told in flashback to explain HowWeGotHere.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' opens InMediasRes In Medias Res by first showing the confrontation between Red, Granny, the Wolf, and Kirk inside Granny's house. After the police arrive to start investigating, each character gives a RashomonStyle story told in flashback to explain HowWeGotHere.



** ''Film/{{Memento}}'' could be said to start over InMediasRes ''every three minutes''. The main character can't form new memories, and so the entire story takes place backwards so that the audience has the same kind of experience that the main character does.

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** ''Film/{{Memento}}'' could be said to start over InMediasRes In Medias Res ''every three minutes''. The main character can't form new memories, and so the entire story takes place backwards so that the audience has the same kind of experience that the main character does.



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' usually falls more into HowWeGotHere, but one use of InMediasRes was "Greatest Hits." It begins with Karl frantically running and getting into a canoe for reasons we don't yet understand, then cuts to the Losties, being led across the island by Jack for a dynamite demonstration. This allows an episode which is mostly a lead-up to the action of the finale to begin with a chase and an explosion.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' usually falls more into HowWeGotHere, but one use of InMediasRes In Medias Res was "Greatest Hits." It begins with Karl frantically running and getting into a canoe for reasons we don't yet understand, then cuts to the Losties, being led across the island by Jack for a dynamite demonstration. This allows an episode which is mostly a lead-up to the action of the finale to begin with a chase and an explosion.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Season 1, "Skin". It begins with the cops breaking into a house where someone has a girl tied to a chair and is about to kill her. When the cops confront the killer, it's a smirking Dean Winchester. The episode then shows HowWeGotHere. It also does an InMediasRes with the "Nightshifter" episode in Season 2... and HowWeGotHere reveals it's for almost the same exact reason. Also season 7's "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magic Menagerie," with Sam fighting a clown. It then flashes back 56 hours earlier, and keeps doing this until the story catches up to the present.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Season 1, "Skin". It begins with the cops breaking into a house where someone has a girl tied to a chair and is about to kill her. When the cops confront the killer, it's a smirking Dean Winchester. The episode then shows HowWeGotHere. It also does an InMediasRes In Medias Res with the "Nightshifter" episode in Season 2... and HowWeGotHere reveals it's for almost the same exact reason. Also season 7's "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magic Menagerie," with Sam fighting a clown. It then flashes back 56 hours earlier, and keeps doing this until the story catches up to the present.



* While the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' dark side story is told in chronological order, the hero side story begins InMediasRes. This is probably because if it didn't, [[TheLancer Knuckles]] would have had the first stage over [[TheHero Sonic]].

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* While the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' dark side story is told in chronological order, the hero side story begins InMediasRes.In Medias Res. This is probably because if it didn't, [[TheLancer Knuckles]] would have had the first stage over [[TheHero Sonic]].



%%* [[http://xkcd.com/254/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip is ''entirely'' InMediasRes.

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%%* [[http://xkcd.com/254/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip is ''entirely'' InMediasRes.In Medias Res.
20th Mar '16 2:56:20 PM Aiguille
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Strypgia started out the story InMediaRes, writing a talk between [[BigGood Daniel]] and [[BrokenBird Asuka]] because the scene would not leave him alone, and then he wrote the scenes that came before it.

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Strypgia started out the story InMediaRes, InMediasRes, writing a talk between [[BigGood Daniel]] and [[BrokenBird Asuka]] because the scene would not leave him alone, and then he wrote the scenes that came before it.
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