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27th Sep '16 2:39:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one ''LegionOfNetHeroes'' story, a CosmicEntity decides to rewrite a mortally-wounded Squid Boy to both save his life and make him easier to use as a character. (The LNH [[NoFourthWall has never had much use for the fourth wall]].) As part of the process, Squid Boy (now Squidman) is asked to describe his origin story. Since Squid Boy dated from the very early days of the LNH when the whole thing was a joke, he'd never actually ''had'' an origin story, and suggested several possibilities before finally settling on one, which locked it into continuity as his actual origin.

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* In one ''LegionOfNetHeroes'' ''Literature/LegionOfNetHeroes'' story, a CosmicEntity decides to rewrite a mortally-wounded Squid Boy to both save his life and make him easier to use as a character. (The LNH [[NoFourthWall has never had much use for the fourth wall]].) As part of the process, Squid Boy (now Squidman) is asked to describe his origin story. Since Squid Boy dated from the very early days of the LNH when the whole thing was a joke, he'd never actually ''had'' an origin story, and suggested several possibilities before finally settling on one, which locked it into continuity as his actual origin.
23rd Sep '16 8:01:47 PM schoolmann
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* Music/TheBeatles gave varying accounts of where they got their band name from. Music/JohnLennon used to joke to reporters that he had had a vision of a man on a flaming pie who told him, "You are Beatles with an 'a'." In later years, he said that he had simply made it up in imitation of Music/{{BuddyHolly}}'s band, the Crickets. Other versions say that the name was suggested not by Lennon, but by early bassist Stu Sutcliffe. They were briefly known as the Silver Beatles, which may have come out of a suggestion to call them Long John and the Silver Beatles. Another theory comes from Music/GeorgeHarrison suggesting that they got the name from the Creator/MarlonBrando film ''The Wild One,'' in which a motorcycle gang is referred to as "The Beetles."
16th Sep '16 2:32:47 PM DaibhidC
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** In ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'', the Joker is strongly implied to be [[spoiler: a HumanoidAbomination of some sort, who may very well have existed in Gotham in some way since before the city was even built. At the very least he appears to be semi-immortal, which rather well-explains how [[JokerImmunity he always manages to come back despite the horrible damage his body's been put through over the years]].]] A backup story has the Joker tell different, completely contradictory origins to a doctor and a group of Arkham patients, tricking the former into writing a book by posing as a colleague. That same story has him change his stance on his past (described in the quote at the top of the page), showing that something's changed and that [[LetsGetDangerous Joker is far more serious than he ever was before]].

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** In ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'', the Joker is strongly implied to be [[spoiler: a HumanoidAbomination of some sort, who may very well have existed in Gotham in some way since before the city was even built. At the very least he appears to be semi-immortal, which rather well-explains how [[JokerImmunity he always manages to come back despite the horrible damage his body's been put through over the years]]. And then at the very end, when Batman is claiming to believe in the Joker's immortality, the Joker is clearly worried that he's about to die.]] A backup story has the Joker tell different, completely contradictory origins to a doctor and a group of Arkham patients, tricking the former into writing a book by posing as a colleague. That same story has him change his stance on his past (described in the quote at the top of the page), showing that something's changed and that [[LetsGetDangerous Joker is far more serious than he ever was before]].
10th Sep '16 5:16:53 PM SpinAttaxx
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* The titular ''Franchise/{{Rayman}}'' has had several conflicting origins. [[VideoGame/Rayman1995 The original game]] depicted him as an ordinary member of a species who all looked like him, only for ''VideoGame/Rayman2'' to claim he wasn't native to the Glade of Dreams and was found by a fisherman (and he had no species). ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'' claims he was created by the fairies to fight nightmares, and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version (and oddly, ''only'' the Vita version) deepens the hole by showing him as originally being bald with a wife.
7th Sep '16 11:36:26 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', when Chris asks [[RememberTheNewGuy where Eric the Hedgehog comes from]], Knuckles shrugs and says that Eric has a different (and "crazier") story every single time he's asked the question, so Sonic and friends gave up trying. [[spoiler: Turns out every single one of them is true - not that Eric knows it, since he's pretty much insane]].
4th Sep '16 4:29:57 PM Nerrin
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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' dances around between this and ExpansionPackPast thanks to the nature of the Nameless One's immortality - he suffers magical TraumaInducedAmnesia every time he is "killed" and comes back to life, which happens so many times that his personality and behavior have been radically different many times across his long lifespan. The "multiple choice" in his past is really the question of "which version of him are we talking about now?" It's effectively an InUniverse version of these two tropes, even from the Nameless One's own perspective.
18th Aug '16 10:24:20 AM Premonition45
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'''Batman:''' What did he tell you, Harley? Was it the line about the abusive father, or the one about the alcoholic mom? Of course, the runaway orphan story is particularly moving, too. He's gained a lot of sympathy with that one. What was it he told that one parole officer? Oh, yes... 'There was only one time I ever saw dad really happy. He took me to the ice show when I was seven...'\\

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'''Batman:''' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion What did he tell you, Harley? Was it the line about the abusive father, or the one about the alcoholic mom? mom?]] Of course, the runaway orphan story is particularly moving, too. He's gained a lot of sympathy with that one. What was it he told that one parole officer? Oh, yes... 'There was only one time I ever saw dad really happy. He took me to the ice show when I was seven...'\\
8th Aug '16 6:09:54 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'', Discord tells a completely different story every time he explains his origin to someone.
1st Aug '16 1:24:23 PM WillKeaton
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*** Which leads him to showcase his own take on it: During his time on WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}[[note]]"''[[InsistentTerminology We're the Justice League...]]''"[[/note]], Batman tried giving an example of a cooler, legitimate villain of his to impress Superman. Unfortunately, he decided to rope Aquaman into this, who came up with the idea of a psychotic clown[[note]]Funnily enough, Aquaman actually said the "villain" was the one thing that Superman was afraid of... which he revealed was a clown.[[/note]]. As such, Batman (out of spite) decided to go out and screw with a random clown long enough so that he'd fit the bill. Or, in other words, ''[[CreateYourOwnVillain Batman created The Joker]]''.

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*** Which leads him to showcase his own take on it: During his time on WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}[[note]]"''[[InsistentTerminology WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}},[[note]]"''[[InsistentTerminology We're the Justice League...]]''"[[/note]], ]]''"[[/note]] Batman tried giving an example of a cooler, legitimate villain of his to impress Superman. Unfortunately, he decided to rope Aquaman into this, who came up with the idea of a psychotic clown[[note]]Funnily enough, Aquaman actually said the "villain" was the one thing that Superman was afraid of... which he revealed was a clown.[[/note]]. As such, Batman (out of spite) decided to go out and screw with a random clown long enough so that he'd fit the bill. Or, in other words, ''[[CreateYourOwnVillain Batman created The Joker]]''.
1st Aug '16 1:23:49 PM WillKeaton
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* One episode of LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Next has a chef who gives 4 different versions of his 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.

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* One episode of LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Next ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Next'' has a chef who gives 4 different versions of his 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.
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