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21st Jun '17 6:23:05 AM SebastianGray
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the GodEmperor has some shades of this. Originally he was created by a group of incredibly powerful shamans in the year 8,000 BC. Newer versions keep the 8,000 BC date but drop the shamans. Then there's the [[SelfProclaimedLiar possibility]] that the Emperor was actually born in the Age of Strife (26,000 AD or so). The current edition and Literature/HorusHeresy series mention all of the above, but have him intentionally obscuring the issue even before ten thousand years of conflicting dogma.
** [[MagnificentBastard Primarch Alpharius]] as befitting to a character that thrives on secrecy and mind-games have five different origin stories. All of them are lies, but all have a grain of truth... Or so we are told. He also have three stories of his death, and no one knows which (if any) of them is true.

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In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', opinion is divided amongst the scholars of the Mortal Realms as to the origins of the [[TheAlcoholic Aleguzzler]] [[OurGiantsAreBigger Gargants]]. Some think they are the degenerate dependents of a race of titanic builders while others theorise that they are the offspring of the zodiac godbeast Behemat. There is even a theory that they are refugees from somewhere outside the Mortal Realms. As for the Gargants themselves, they are generally too drunk to care about their origins.
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GodEmperor has some shades had a number of this.official backstories over the years. Originally he was created by a group of incredibly powerful shamans in the year 8,000 BC. Newer versions keep the 8,000 BC date but drop the shamans. Then there's the [[SelfProclaimedLiar possibility]] that the Emperor was actually born in the Age of Strife (26,000 AD or so). The current edition backstory, and Literature/HorusHeresy ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' series of novels, mention all of the above, but have him intentionally obscuring the issue even before ten thousand years of conflicting dogma.
** *** [[MagnificentBastard Primarch Alpharius]] as befitting to a character that thrives on secrecy and mind-games have five different origin stories. All of them are lies, but all have a grain of truth... Or so we are told. He also have three stories of his death, and no one knows which (if any) of them is true.
20th Jun '17 3:45:29 AM JohnnyHuang
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** As of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', WordOfGod has given some canonical information regarding him. He was [[CavalryBetrayal blasted by a gunner Bison paid off]] and [[BodyHorror stitched together]] in ways similar to FrankensteinsMonster.

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** As of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', WordOfGod has given some canonical information regarding him. He was [[CavalryBetrayal blasted by a gunner Bison paid off]] and [[BodyHorror stitched together]] in ways similar to FrankensteinsMonster. He's NotQuiteDead, but he has ComeBackWrong and is LivingOnBorrowedTime.
20th Jun '17 3:42:24 AM JohnnyHuang
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** As of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', WorldOfGod has given some canonical information regarding him. He was [[CavalryBetrayal blasted by a gunner Bison paid off]] and [[BodyHorror stitched together]] in ways similar to FrankensteinsMonster.

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** As of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', WorldOfGod WordOfGod has given some canonical information regarding him. He was [[CavalryBetrayal blasted by a gunner Bison paid off]] and [[BodyHorror stitched together]] in ways similar to FrankensteinsMonster.
20th Jun '17 3:41:46 AM JohnnyHuang
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** As of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', WorldOfGod has given some canonical information regarding him. He was [[CavalryBetrayal blasted by a gunner Bison paid off]] and [[BodyHorror stitched together]] in ways similar to FrankensteinsMonster.
2nd Jun '17 8:01:52 AM BeerBaron
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** Was [[GodEmperor Talos]] a divinely chosen warrior from the ancient Atmora who achieved [[DeityOfHumanOrigin apotheosis]] by his own merit or just a shrewd politician from High Rock with powerful friends? [[spoiler: Possibly ''both''. After achieving divinity, it is possible that he retroactively re-wrote his life. Many things credited to Talos were originally actions and traits of different individuals, including Tiber Septim, Zurin Artcus, and Wulfharth Ash-King. (With the latter two also possibly merged into the same "Underking" identity.]]
** Similarly, the history of Vivec and the entire account of the events during the [[WhenItAllBegan Battle of Red Mountain]] have [[TheRashomon several vastly different and conflicting versions]], [[TimeyWimeyBall all of which can be true at the same time.]] Vivec may have originally been a low-born, [[TheStarscream devious general]] of [[FounderOfTheKingdom Nerevar]]'s but similar to the above example of Talos, might have made his fantastic origin story as a [[PhysicalGod demigod]] [[WarriorPoet warrior poet]] true retroactively with his acquired divine power.

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** Was [[GodEmperor Talos]] a divinely chosen warrior from the ancient Atmora who achieved [[DeityOfHumanOrigin apotheosis]] by his own merit or just a shrewd politician from High Rock with powerful friends? [[spoiler: Possibly ''both''. After achieving divinity, it is possible that he [[CosmicRetcon retroactively re-wrote his life. life]]. Many things credited to Talos were originally actions and traits of [[MergerOfSouls different individuals, individuals]], including Tiber Septim, Zurin Artcus, and Wulfharth Ash-King. (With the latter two also possibly merged into the same "Underking" identity.]]
** Similarly, the history of Vivec and the entire account of the events during the [[WhenItAllBegan Battle of Red Mountain]] have [[TheRashomon several vastly different and conflicting versions]], [[TimeyWimeyBall all of which can be true at the same time.]] Vivec may have originally been a low-born, [[TheStarscream devious general]] of [[FounderOfTheKingdom Nerevar]]'s but similar to the above example of Talos, might have made his fantastic origin story as a [[PhysicalGod demigod]] [[WarriorPoet warrior poet]] true [[CosmicRetcon retroactively with his acquired divine power.power]].
2nd Jun '17 7:59:55 AM BeerBaron
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** Sources conflict greatly on the early history of the races of Men. The most popular theory, espoused most prominently by the [[WrittenByTheWinners propaganda of the Septim Empire]], is that all of the races of Men (save for the Yokudan Redguards) descend from the [[{{Precursors}} Nedes]], who originally hailed from the northernmost continent of Atmora. However, other sources indicate that the Nedes were among Tamriel's many indigenous human tribes (or may have been the collective name for these tribes) from whom the [[HumansAreAverage Imperials]] and [[UnevenHybrid Bretons]] get their human ancestry while the actual Atmorans were a distinct race of Men who came over in the early 1st Era and settled in Skyrim, interbreeding with the Nedes to create the modern [[HornyVikings Nords]]. In either case, there is evidence of habitation by humanity in Tamriel which predates the earliest known dates of Atmoran migration. Even the creation of the races of Men is unclear. The most prominent theory is that the [[{{Precursors}} Ehlnofey]] who would become [[OurElvesAreBetter the races of Mer]] and the Ehlnofey who would become the races of Men ("Wanderers") split [[TheTimeOfMyths very early in world history]] following a great war between the two factions. However, Altmeri religious beliefs (dating back to the ancient Aldmer) state that Men were created by [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]] out of the "weakest souls" to [[HumansAreBastards spread chaos throughout all corners of creation]].
20th May '17 3:05:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSuffering'', your actions in the game dictate how Torque's family died via KarmaMeter. There are three endings. In the good ending, they were murdered and you were framed. In the neutral one, Torque killed them on accident, and in the bad ending, he murdered them all.
* The player character gets to choose his/her own past in the character creation of ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. This only affects stats though, not the actual story.

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* In ''TheSuffering'', ''VideoGame/TheSuffering'', your actions in the game dictate how Torque's family died via KarmaMeter. There are three endings. In the good ending, they were murdered and you were framed. In the neutral one, Torque killed them on accident, and in the bad ending, he murdered them all.
* The player character gets to choose his/her own past in the character creation of ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. This only affects stats though, not the actual story.
14th May '17 6:31:01 AM Theokal3
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** Also, in contrast with the Old World of Darkness, where they had a defined and known origin, [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampires]] in the New World of Darkness have long forgotten exactly how they came to be, meaning each faction has its own ideas of their origin.
13th May '17 2:16:00 PM Crino37
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* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', this trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] during one of the consults with Dr. X, which he asks Susan a couple of questions about her parents, the player can choose if she had a good or bad relationship with her father and her mother respectively (or if they even are [[MissingMom around during]] [[DisappearedDad her childhood]], which means that part of Susan's backstory can diverge from different players and/or different gameplay seasons.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', this trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] during one of the consults with Dr. X, which he asks Susan a couple of questions about her parents, the parents. The player can choose if she had a good or bad relationship with her father and her mother respectively (or if they even are [[MissingMom around during]] [[DisappearedDad her childhood]], childhood]]), which means that part of Susan's backstory can diverge from different players and/or different gameplay seasons.
13th May '17 2:14:01 PM Crino37
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* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', this trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] during one of the consults with Dr. X, which he asks Susan a couple of questions about her parents, the player can choose if she had a good or bad relationship with her father and her mother respectively, which means that part of Susan's backstory can diverge from different players and/or different gameplay seasons.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', this trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] during one of the consults with Dr. X, which he asks Susan a couple of questions about her parents, the player can choose if she had a good or bad relationship with her father and her mother respectively, respectively (or if they even are [[MissingMom around during]] [[DisappearedDad her childhood]], which means that part of Susan's backstory can diverge from different players and/or different gameplay seasons.
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