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15th Apr '17 7:17:17 PM Kothophed
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** The trope returns in "Videogame/DarkSoulsIII", as it has been several more ages since II. The Shield of Want, in particular, references the venerated King of Drangleic as a man of "all consuming thirst" instead of the noble but misguided soul he was.

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** The trope returns in "Videogame/DarkSoulsIII", ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'', as it has been several more ages since II. The Shield of Want, in particular, references the venerated King of Drangleic as a man of "all consuming thirst" instead of the noble but misguided soul he was.
15th Apr '17 7:15:41 PM Kothophed
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** The trope returns in "Videogame/DarkSoulsIII", as it has been several more ages since II. The Shield of Want, in particular, references the venerated King of Drangleic as a man of "all consuming thirst" instead of the noble but misguided soul he was.
12th Apr '17 6:01:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' the Kushan have three legends on how they got to Kharak: the first version from kiith (clan) Gaalsien says they once lived in heaven but were exiled for one great sin and the gods will wipe them out if they try and leave, the version from the kiith (clan) Siidim says that only they came from heaven and the other kiithid are from Kharak and thus inferior, and the second Gaalsien version is that they were all created to suffer on Kharak from begin with and will be wiped out if they try and leave. The coming of the Taiidan when a hyperspace jump is successfully executed proves that the first Gaalsien version is the most accurate, with ''Homeworld 2'' showing exactly what the sin was: using their possession of one of the Three Hyperspace Cores to bypass the Taiidan frontier forces and bomb their homeworld and then, when the galaxy decried their war crime, [[ISurrenderSuckers surrendering their fleet and Core to the Bentusi only to attack them by surprise when they came to claim them]] and [[BullyingTheDragon discovering they were no match for them]], at which point the remnants of the Taiidan fleets took the chance to pay them back and only let a few survivors establish themselves on Kharak when the entire galaxy begged them to stop, with a treaty giving them the right of finishing the job if they developed hyperspace technology again.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' the Kushan have three legends on how they got to Kharak: the first version from kiith (clan) Gaalsien says they once lived in heaven but were exiled for one great sin and the gods will wipe them out if they try and leave, the version from the kiith (clan) Siidim says that only they came from heaven and the other kiithid are from Kharak and thus inferior, and the second Gaalsien version is that they were all created to suffer on Kharak from begin with and will be wiped out if they try and leave. The coming of the Taiidan when a hyperspace jump is successfully executed proves that the first Gaalsien version is the most accurate, with ''Homeworld 2'' showing exactly what the sin was: using their possession of one of the Three Hyperspace Cores to bypass the Taiidan frontier forces and bomb their homeworld and then, when the galaxy decried their war crime, [[ISurrenderSuckers surrendering their fleet and Core to the Bentusi only to attack them by surprise when they came to claim them]] and [[BullyingTheDragon discovering they were no match for them]], at which point the remnants of the Taiidan fleets took the chance to pay them back and only let a few survivors establish themselves on Kharak when the entire galaxy begged them to stop, with a treaty giving them the right of finishing the job if they developed hyperspace technology again. This is also why the Gaalsiens are the antagonists of the prequel game ''VideoGame/HomeworldDesertsOfKharak'', as they're determined to keep the gods from wiping out their race, while the Northern Coalition is determined to survive (Kharak is slowly becoming uninhabitable) by developing space travel technology and discovering what the Anomaly is all about.
11th Apr '17 5:38:07 PM nombretomado
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* This is present in the game ''ShiningForce''. The game opens with a tale of the defeat of Dark Dragon, who vowed to return in 1,000 years. The opening then states that after ten centuries of peace, Dark Dragon was "forgotten by all".

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* This is present in the game ''ShiningForce''.''VideoGame/ShiningForce''. The game opens with a tale of the defeat of Dark Dragon, who vowed to return in 1,000 years. The opening then states that after ten centuries of peace, Dark Dragon was "forgotten by all".
3rd Apr '17 10:18:16 AM DragonAtma
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* China's [[UsefulNotes/ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu Three Kingdoms]] period lasted from 184 AD to 280 AD. In the late 1300s, Luo Guanzhong wrote Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms, an obscenely popular book about it (possibly the second most popular book of time, behind only the christian bible) that was about 70% fact, 30% fiction. Due to the book's immense popularity, generation after generation assumed that the book was accurate; only in recent years have people started to learn about the book's inaccuracies.
17th Mar '17 4:56:15 PM Doug86
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* A key part of ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'' is that the StarWarsExpandedUniverse timeline happened...''millions of years ago''. Records are still lost, corrupted, or outright fabricated in that galaxy, so when the [[spoiler:Flood]] shows up, everyone thinks they're just the Yuuzhan Vong again (having no clue what actual Yuuzhan Vong look like). The Force itself is subjected to this--now called the "Current" and very rare [[spoiler:since the Eridians stripped it from the galaxy]].

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* A key part of ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'' and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'' is that the StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse timeline happened...''millions of years ago''. Records are still lost, corrupted, or outright fabricated in that galaxy, so when the [[spoiler:Flood]] shows up, everyone thinks they're just the Yuuzhan Vong again (having no clue what actual Yuuzhan Vong look like). The Force itself is subjected to this--now called the "Current" and very rare [[spoiler:since the Eridians stripped it from the galaxy]].



* In ''{{Holes}}'' the main character says that he had a great-great-grandfather who had stolen a pig from a one-legged Gypsy, and she put a curse on him and all his descendants. The truth actually makes the ancestor, Elya, more sympathetic--he wanted to use the pig for a bride price, and in return, the Gypsy, Madame Zeroni (who actually was only missing a foot) told him he had to carry her up a mountain to drink from a special stream that would restore her strength. After realizing that the girl didn't love him, however, Elya impulsively got on a boat to America and only belatedly remembered his promise.

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* In ''{{Holes}}'' ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' the main character says that he had a great-great-grandfather who had stolen a pig from a one-legged Gypsy, and she put a curse on him and all his descendants. The truth actually makes the ancestor, Elya, more sympathetic--he wanted to use the pig for a bride price, and in return, the Gypsy, Madame Zeroni (who actually was only missing a foot) told him he had to carry her up a mountain to drink from a special stream that would restore her strength. After realizing that the girl didn't love him, however, Elya impulsively got on a boat to America and only belatedly remembered his promise.



* The StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel ''Kahless'' involves a Klingon monk finding an ancient scroll dating back to the founding of the Klingon Empire and appears to have been written by Kahless himself after he left his throne to be alone. With the Empire in turmoil after the knowledge of the scroll is made public, Kahless II (the clone of the original) tries to find the truth and kill the lying monk, as his own memories contradict the scroll (then again, his memories are based on the official records). The scroll tells the story of Kahless in great detail. Kahless didn't rise up against the tyrant Molor becaues it was the right thing to do; he was Molor's faithful lieutenant until being forced into exile for killing Molor's son in a duel. The character of Morath, whom myth remembers as Kahless's brother whom Kahless fought for 12 days and 12 nights for telling a lie, was actually the driving force behind the rebellion, pushing Kahless to stay the course. During the final battle, which Klingon myths depict as a titanic struggle between Kahless and the giant Molor, Kahless and Morath burst into Molor's throne chamber only to find a frail man suffering from a sickness. He tricks Kahless into giving him a dagger to fall on only to throw it at Kahless. Morath takes the dagger for his friend before Kahless kills the tyrant with his CoolSword (which was made by a blacksmith not Kahless). If this is to be believed, than Kahless II is actually the clone of Morath, since the blood on the dagger was used as the genetic sample.

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* The StarTrekExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel ''Kahless'' involves a Klingon monk finding an ancient scroll dating back to the founding of the Klingon Empire and appears to have been written by Kahless himself after he left his throne to be alone. With the Empire in turmoil after the knowledge of the scroll is made public, Kahless II (the clone of the original) tries to find the truth and kill the lying monk, as his own memories contradict the scroll (then again, his memories are based on the official records). The scroll tells the story of Kahless in great detail. Kahless didn't rise up against the tyrant Molor becaues it was the right thing to do; he was Molor's faithful lieutenant until being forced into exile for killing Molor's son in a duel. The character of Morath, whom myth remembers as Kahless's brother whom Kahless fought for 12 days and 12 nights for telling a lie, was actually the driving force behind the rebellion, pushing Kahless to stay the course. During the final battle, which Klingon myths depict as a titanic struggle between Kahless and the giant Molor, Kahless and Morath burst into Molor's throne chamber only to find a frail man suffering from a sickness. He tricks Kahless into giving him a dagger to fall on only to throw it at Kahless. Morath takes the dagger for his friend before Kahless kills the tyrant with his CoolSword (which was made by a blacksmith not Kahless). If this is to be believed, than Kahless II is actually the clone of Morath, since the blood on the dagger was used as the genetic sample.
10th Feb '17 2:24:24 PM gb00393
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* The existence of the White Walkers in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. According to the legends and myths, the White Walkers are ice zombies who nearly conquered Westeros thousands of years ago, until the men of the North drove them back and constructed the enormous Wall to keep them out. By the beginning of the series itself, the White Walkers are a myth that are either outright dismissed (which is done by Tywin Lannister) or their existence is believed in but it's still assumed they're gone (which is the position of the Stark family). Of course, this changes as strange things begin happening beyond the Wall...

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* The existence of the White Walkers in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. According to the legends and myths, the White Walkers are ice zombies who nearly conquered Westeros thousands of years ago, until the men of the North drove them back and constructed the enormous Wall to keep them out. By the beginning of the series itself, the White Walkers are a myth that are either outright dismissed (which is done by Tywin Lannister) or their existence is believed in but it's still assumed they're gone (which is the position of the Stark family). Tyrion also mocks the notion of "snarks and grumpkins" beyond the Wall. Of course, this changes as strange things begin happening beyond the Wall...
13th Jan '17 8:37:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', by BrandonSanderson, is set 300-odd years after the {{Mistborn}} trilogy. The events of the trilogy have taken on mythological and religious significance to the later generations. The most humorous of these changes is the ancient [[SacredLanguage High Speech]]; when an example of it is given, it's quickly recognizable to readers as the [[JiveTurkey silly-sounding thieves' cant]] used by Spook in the original trilogy, which nobody but he could really understand all that well. It hasn't gotten any more coherent.

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* ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', by BrandonSanderson, Creator/BrandonSanderson, is set 300-odd years after the {{Mistborn}} Literature/{{Mistborn}} trilogy. The events of the trilogy have taken on mythological and religious significance to the later generations. The most humorous of these changes is the ancient [[SacredLanguage High Speech]]; when an example of it is given, it's quickly recognizable to readers as the [[JiveTurkey silly-sounding thieves' cant]] used by Spook in the original trilogy, which nobody but he could really understand all that well. It hasn't gotten any more coherent.
12th Jan '17 5:55:07 AM __Vano
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A thousand years ago, the Glorious Hero led a rebellion against the oppression of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Evil Emperor McDoom]], rallying an army of downtrodden peasants, StormingTheCastle of the dark empire, and defeating the emperor in hand-to-hand combat. His wise leadership ushered in a GoldenAge of peace and prosperity that lasted for four generations, and he is remembered fondly to this day as the great founder and establisher of freedom in the land.

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A thousand years ago, the Glorious Hero led a rebellion against the oppression of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Evil Emperor McDoom]], rallying an army of downtrodden peasants, StormingTheCastle of the dark empire, and [[FinalBattle defeating the emperor in hand-to-hand combat.combat]]. His wise leadership ushered in a GoldenAge of peace and prosperity that lasted for four generations, and he is remembered fondly to this day as the great founder and establisher of freedom in the land.
9th Jan '17 9:15:28 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' the events of ''Oblivion'' took place several centuries ago. Due to political upheavals and the Altmer falsely claiming credit for ending the Oblivion Crisis, the exact details of the Champion of Cyrodiil's actions have become confused.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' the events of ''Oblivion'' took place several centuries ago. Due to political upheavals and the Altmer falsely claiming credit for ending the Oblivion Crisis, the exact details of the Champion of Cyrodiil's actions have become confused. The true story is remembered and can be found in a book, but it's one account among many.
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