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20th Jul '16 5:43:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* A couple of the episodes in Telltale Games' ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max]]'' series start out like this. "Night of the Raving Dead" from the second season opens with the duo caught in the antagonists' death trap, following them reminiscing [[HowWeGotHere How They Got There]]. "The Penal Zone" from season three opens with the two already confronting the BigBad of the episode. In a twist [[spoiler: this is not taking place at the present leading into a flashback, but rather a flashforward the present day Sam and Max are watching, leading the two to eventually do their best to bring themselves to the future that was previously being played at the beginning. However, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain sees the future as well and manages to avert it, meaning the duo must now do things differently to defeat him than in the future vision they originally viewed.]]

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* A couple of the episodes in Telltale Games' ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max]]'' series start out like this. "Night of the Raving Dead" from the second season opens with the duo caught in the antagonists' death trap, following them reminiscing [[HowWeGotHere How They Got There]]. "The Penal Zone" from season three opens with the two already confronting the BigBad of the episode. In a twist [[spoiler: this is not taking place at the present leading into a flashback, but rather a flashforward the present day Sam and Max are watching, leading the two to eventually do their best to bring themselves to the future that was previously being played at the beginning. However, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain sees the future as well and manages to avert it, meaning the duo must now do things differently to defeat him than in the future vision they originally viewed.]]
19th Jul '16 1:45:20 AM Koveras
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2'' follows suit by starting Noel's side of the story in the middle and filling the beginning in at the beginning of the game. DLC expansions also serve as the beginning to the stories well underway parallel to the main story's progression.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' follows suit by starting Noel's side of the story in the middle and filling the beginning in at the beginning of the game. DLC expansions also serve as the beginning to the stories well underway parallel to the main story's progression.
18th Jul '16 3:46:28 AM NozzDogg
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* Most ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' adventures spend their time providing context and set up, but ''The Warlord of the Gravitic Portal'' starts in the middle of the heroes' first confrontation with the villain. There is a brief blurb on who he is and who sent you after him, but it's still quite a change after every other adventure opening with, well, the opening.
24th Jun '16 8:37:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' showed a "special preview episode" in the very first American run of the series; however, the series itself has a standard WelcomeEpisode. This would not be the only time [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] would air a mid-story episode as a preview: ''Magical [=DoReMi=]'' was previewed with the 4th episode (where Doremi [Dorie], Hazuki [Reanne] and Aiko [Mirabelle] become witch apprentices [witchlings]), and ''Winx Club'' was previewed with a episode from late in the first season, before then airing the proper premiere at the start of the regular run.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' showed a "special preview episode" in the very first American run of the series; however, the series itself has a standard WelcomeEpisode. This would not be the only time [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] would air a mid-story episode as a preview: ''Magical [=DoReMi=]'' was previewed with the 4th episode (where Doremi [Dorie], Hazuki [Reanne] and Aiko [Mirabelle] become witch apprentices [witchlings]), and ''Winx Club'' was previewed with a episode from late in the first season, before then airing the proper premiere at the start of the regular run.
22nd Jun '16 10:56:46 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* The pilot episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', "Serenity", ''twice'' -- first beginning in the middle of the Battle of Serenity Valley, and then flashing forward to the middle of a heist. See also the episode "Trash".

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* The pilot episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', "Serenity", ''twice'' -- first beginning in the middle of the Battle of Serenity Valley, and then flashing forward to the middle of a heist. See also the episode "Trash"."Trash" which combines this with NakedPeopleAreFunny as it explains why Mal is naked and what lead up to that point before continuing on to the real end.
7th Jun '16 10:40:55 PM gewunomox
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* SonataArctica's "Caleb" story is split into four songs; in chronological order it is "Caleb", "The End of This Chapter", "Don't Say a Word", and "Juliet". However, the actual songs were released in this order: "Don't Say a Word", "The End of This Chapter", "Caleb", "Juliet".

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* SonataArctica's Music/SonataArctica's "Caleb" story is split into four songs; in chronological order it is "Caleb", "The End of This Chapter", "Don't Say a Word", and "Juliet". However, the actual songs were released in this order: "Don't Say a Word", "The End of This Chapter", "Caleb", "Juliet".



* [[DeathCabForCutie "... And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time."]]

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* [[DeathCabForCutie [[Music/DeathCabForCutie "... And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time."]]
31st May '16 3:59:54 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's Literature/{{Warlock}} series:

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's Literature/{{Warlock}} series:



* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern is fleeing from his life from a LotteryOfDoom, and HumanSacrifice, through a dark city that he has been in only ten days -- Vondar having succumbed to MentorOccupationalHazard just prior to it.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern is fleeing from his life from a LotteryOfDoom, and HumanSacrifice, through a dark city that he has been in only ten days -- Vondar having succumbed to MentorOccupationalHazard just prior to it.
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:
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