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5th May '16 8:15:44 AM catmuto
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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'', the protagonist [[MeetCute meets a girl whom he befriended]] during his childhood visit to the Mineral Town farm. Said girl will turn out to be [[spoiler:whoever [[ChildhoodFriendRomance bachelorette he chooses to marry]]]]. Similarly, ''Harvest Moon Back To Nature [DistaffCounterpart For Girl]]'' has your life being saved by a mysterious person, who always turns out to be [[spoiler:the person you marry, regardless of who you choose. Even Kai, though it makes no sense since he only appears in summer.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'', the protagonist [[MeetCute meets a girl whom he befriended]] during his childhood visit to the Mineral Town farm. Said girl will turn out to be [[spoiler:whoever [[ChildhoodFriendRomance bachelorette he chooses to marry]]]]. Similarly, ''Harvest Moon Back To Nature [DistaffCounterpart [[DistaffCounterpart For Girl]]'' has your life being saved by a mysterious person, who always turns out to be [[spoiler:the person you marry, regardless of who you choose. Even Kai, though it makes no sense since he only appears in summer.]]
26th Apr '16 9:10:25 AM pinkdalek
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', about five versions of Cloud's past in Nibelheim have been officially released so far. At least one of these (the most detailed) is eventually revealed as a lie within the story, although due to the circumstances of the lie and due to it covering more than the others do, it's still debatable whether huge chunks of it are true or not. The other four are wildly divergent with ''Crisis Core'' and ''Final Fantasy VII''`s "[[TheReveal true]]" account having roughly equal canoninity despite ''Crisis Core'' having an entirely new character provoke Sephiroth's downwards spiral and despite the fact that Zack doesn't get the opportunity to do all the silly things ''Final Fantasy VII'''`s "lie" account implied he did. The OVA ''Last Order'' is also diverging, but probably the most radical in terms of what it implies about Cloud's past - it contains a strange scene where Cloud summons a great strength and his eyes begin glowing, causing Sephiroth to ask "What are you?", ''long'' before Cloud was granted with Mako abilities in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', implying that Cloud isn't human or was experimented on previously.
** The events of ''Last Order'' have been explained that since most of the animated-special takes place from the Turks' point of view (the opening scene shows the report on the Nibelheim incident, which implies that the whole flashback is from what the official Shin-Ra history report says) its account is different from what was shown in the original game and ''Crisis Core''.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', about five versions of Cloud's past in Nibelheim have been officially released so far. At least one of these (the most detailed) is eventually revealed as a lie within the story, although due to the circumstances of the lie and due to it covering more than the others do, it's still debatable whether huge chunks of it are true or not. The other four are wildly divergent with ''Crisis Core'' and ''Final Fantasy VII''`s "[[TheReveal true]]" account having roughly equal canoninity despite ''Crisis Core'' having an entirely new character provoke Sephiroth's downwards spiral and despite the fact that Zack doesn't get the opportunity to do all the silly things ''Final Fantasy VII'''`s "lie" account implied he did. The OVA ''Last Order'' is also diverging, but probably the most radical in terms of what it implies about Cloud's past - it contains a strange scene where Cloud summons a great strength and his eyes begin glowing, causing Sephiroth to ask "What are you?", ''long'' before Cloud was granted with Mako abilities in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', implying that Cloud isn't human or was experimented on previously.
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previously. The events of ''Last Order'' have been explained that since most of the animated-special takes place from the Turks' point of view (the opening scene shows the report on the Nibelheim incident, which implies that the whole flashback is from what the official Shin-Ra history report says) its account is different from what was shown in the original game and ''Crisis Core''.Core''. When asked about this, scenario writer Kazushige Nojima [[WordOfGod has said]] that there ''is'' no definitive version of the Nibelheim story because it's impossible to be objective about memories.


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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
**Psycho Mantis has multiple {{Freudian Excuse}}s for his madness and sexually damaged behaviour. Calling Naomi on the Codec leads her to explain that he was once a sane and ordinary, if unusually powerful, police psychic who developed his madness after looking 'too far' into the mind of a serial killer and becoming infected with his mind. However, upon death, Mantis explains that he's obsessed with the concept of reproduction ("the selfish and atavistic desire to spread one's seed") due to his mother dying in childbirth, finding out his father hated him, and burning down his village in fear. Material released in Japan-only supplemental material explained that he naturally had a split personality which he refers to as "the parasite" or "the Mantis". A young version of Mantis later emerges as Tretij Rebenok in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', in which he's a child soldier who psychically feeds on the strong negative emotions of others - his nationality is also adjusted from Russian to Czech.
** In the original ''Metal Gear Solid'', "Naomi Hunter" is revealed to be an imposter, and to have taken on a fake identity based on a real doctor who went missing in the Middle East; her real name goes unknown. However, the character who informs us of this is Liquid Snake, and Naomi's brother knows her as "Naomi". Supplemental materials on the ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' disc [[LooseCanon detail the past of the real Naomi and how the main Naomi was able to usurp her identity]]. In ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', this element to Naomi is forgotten about; everyone calls her Naomi and there's no indication that she was ever an imposter.
22nd Apr '16 12:50:28 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* An inconsistent is almost canon for ComicBook/TheJoker, as evidenced by his quote at the top of the page. A number of writers have given him a different origin in the past fifty or sixty years, and all of them are half-canon, because SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[http://static2.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/10/109071/3574772-2316207526-dcori.jpg isn't sure himself.]]

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* An inconsistent is almost canon for ComicBook/TheJoker, as evidenced by his quote at the top of the page. A number of writers have given him a different origin in the past fifty or sixty years, and all of them are half-canon, because SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[http://static2.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/10/109071/3574772-2316207526-dcori.jpg isn't sure himself.]]]] One constant factor is that he usually wore the Red Hood before he was dumped into that vat of chemicals.
20th Apr '16 11:53:05 PM jormis29
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* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has two StartOfDarkness stories officially: His original story, as revealed in the licensed books ''A Tale Of Two Brothers'', is that he was originally named "Taka". Scar resents the fact his father Ahadi chose his older brother Scar to be the future king and not him. Mufasa is deemed the better choice because he understands [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the responsibilities needed]] while Taka has too large a temper. Taka tried to get his brother in trouble by getting a buffalo to attack him. One of the buffalos in the herd attacked Taka, giving him a permanent scar. His second origin story comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' animated series. He was the previous owner of an incredibly powerful, magical roar ability and was the leader of the Lion Guard. His power went to his head and he ended up killing the other members of The Lion Guard. Due to this his powers were taken away, however he kept his hunger for power.

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* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has two StartOfDarkness stories officially: His original story, as revealed in the licensed books ''A Tale Of Two Brothers'', is that he was originally named "Taka". Scar resents the fact his father Ahadi chose his older brother Scar to be the future king and not him. Mufasa is deemed the better choice because he understands [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the responsibilities needed]] while Taka has too large a temper. Taka tried to get his brother in trouble by getting a buffalo to attack him. One of the buffalos in the herd attacked Taka, giving him a permanent scar. His second origin story comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' animated series. He was the previous owner of an incredibly powerful, magical roar ability and was the leader of the Lion Guard. His power went to his head and he ended up killing the other members of The Lion Guard. Due to this his powers were taken away, however he kept his hunger for power.
20th Apr '16 3:54:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has two StartOfDarkness stories officially: His original story, as revealed in the licensed books ''A Tale Of Brothers'', is that he was originally named "Taka". Scar resents the fact his father Ahadi chose his older brother Scar to be the future king and not him. Mufasa is deemed the better choice because he understands [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the responsibilities needed]] while Taka has too large a temper. Taka tried to get his brother in trouble by getting a buffalo to attack him. One of the buffalos in the herd attacked Taka, giving him a permanent scar. His second origin story comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' animated series. He was the previous owner of an incredibly powerful, magical roar ability and was the leader of the Lion Guard. His power went to his head and he ended up killing the other members of The Lion Guard. Due to this his powers were taken away, however he kept his hunger for power.

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* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has two StartOfDarkness stories officially: His original story, as revealed in the licensed books ''A Tale Of Two Brothers'', is that he was originally named "Taka". Scar resents the fact his father Ahadi chose his older brother Scar to be the future king and not him. Mufasa is deemed the better choice because he understands [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the responsibilities needed]] while Taka has too large a temper. Taka tried to get his brother in trouble by getting a buffalo to attack him. One of the buffalos in the herd attacked Taka, giving him a permanent scar. His second origin story comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' animated series. He was the previous owner of an incredibly powerful, magical roar ability and was the leader of the Lion Guard. His power went to his head and he ended up killing the other members of The Lion Guard. Due to this his powers were taken away, however he kept his hunger for power.
20th Apr '16 3:51:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has two StartOfDarkness stories officially: His original story, as revealed in the licensed books ''A Tale Of Brothers'', is that he was originally named "Taka". Scar resents the fact his father Ahadi chose his older brother Scar to be the future king and not him. Mufasa is deemed the better choice because he understands [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the responsibilities needed]] while Taka has too large a temper. Taka tried to get his brother in trouble by getting a buffalo to attack him. One of the buffalos in the herd attacked Taka, giving him a permanent scar. His second origin story comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' animated series. He was the previous owner of an incredibly powerful, magical roar ability and was the leader of the Lion Guard. His power went to his head and he ended up killing the other members of The Lion Guard. Due to this his powers were taken away, however he kept his hunger for power.



* Princess Ozma of the Literature/LandOfOz series had retcons even within the books written by Baum himself. Originally the human daughter of Pastoria, she was also of the fairy lineage of Lurline.

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* Princess Ozma of the Literature/LandOfOz ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series had retcons even within the books written by Baum himself. Originally the human daughter of Pastoria, she was also of the fairy lineage of Lurline.
19th Apr '16 3:56:38 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* As if the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' lore didn't see enough changes/retcons, the setting also features a fair dosage of time travel. Certain forces can tamper with the timeline, while the Bronze Dragonflight tries to fix it. In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, the Caverns of Time feature a set of dungeons where the players assist them by whatever means possible. For instance, there are two versions of Thrall's escape from imprisonment: either a bloodless escape during a distraction, or a group of strangers assaulting the keep and a nearby town.

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* As if the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' lore didn't see enough changes/retcons, the setting also features a fair dosage of time travel. Certain forces can tamper with the timeline, while the Bronze Dragonflight tries to fix it. In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Caverns of Time feature a set of dungeons where the players assist them by whatever means possible. For instance, there are two versions of Thrall's escape from imprisonment: either a bloodless escape during a distraction, or a group of strangers assaulting the keep and a nearby town.
11th Apr '16 12:59:40 PM ultimomant
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* One episode of LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Next has a chef who gives 4 different versions of his orgin, one for each of the main characters. It is then subverted at the end when all four back stories turn out to be true.

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* One episode of LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Next has a chef who gives 4 different versions of his orgin, origin, one for each of the main characters. It is then subverted at the end when all four back stories turn out to be true.



* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': Makarov. It's partly because he has the power to alter reality, allowing him to change the past, partly because he's constantly lying and exaggerating about himself. It completely gets on the Interviewers' nerves.
-->'''Pegasus Interviewer''': When we interviewed him, he praised his brother as some kind of amazing paragon of a warrior second only to himself just so when [[spoiler:Dima]] 'died' it'd be more tragic! Now he's saying he was a coward?! Can't this idiot just bucking keep his backstory straight?!



** Similarly, there's Godzilla's AlternateCompanyEquivalent {{Gamera}}. Is he an ordinary turtle mutated by pollution? A cyborg planetary defense weapon created by a lost civilization? A prehistoric reptile that inspired Xuanwu the turtle god from Myth/ChineseMythology? An ''actual'' turtle god?

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** Similarly, there's Godzilla's AlternateCompanyEquivalent {{Gamera}}.Franchise/{{Gamera}}. Is he an ordinary turtle mutated by pollution? A cyborg planetary defense weapon created by a lost civilization? A prehistoric reptile that inspired Xuanwu the turtle god from Myth/ChineseMythology? An ''actual'' turtle god?
8th Apr '16 3:18:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* An inconsistent is almost canon for ComicBook/TheJoker, as evidenced by his quote at the top of the page. A number of writers have given him a different origin in the past fifty or sixty years, and all of them are half-canon, because SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[http://dcnationcomics.kidswb.com/product/the-origin-of-the-joker/readitnow isn't sure himself.]]

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* An inconsistent is almost canon for ComicBook/TheJoker, as evidenced by his quote at the top of the page. A number of writers have given him a different origin in the past fifty or sixty years, and all of them are half-canon, because SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[http://dcnationcomics.kidswb.com/product/the-origin-of-the-joker/readitnow [[http://static2.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/10/109071/3574772-2316207526-dcori.jpg isn't sure himself.]]
27th Mar '16 11:26:37 PM Cronosonic
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* The focus of a FandomSpecificPlot with VisualNovel/FateStayNight fan works, basically, the plot answering "who was [[EmptyShell Shirou Emiya]] before the Great Fire of Fuyuki?" Two of the most notable examples is FanFic/FateReachOut and FanFic/InFlight, with the idea that Shirou was originally the protagonist of the series each fic crosses over with. Because the fire completely changed his identity and personality, the end result for the plots involved is... Interesting, to say the least.
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