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25th Apr '17 12:54:31 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat's life before coming to live in Smileyland, and why he went there. For example, in one episode he explains that he was [[RaisedByWolves raised by a salmon]] after being tied in a sack and thrown in a river, but another one says he [[TheRunaway ran away from home]] because of his abisive family,
16th Apr '17 9:06:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''SteambotChronicles'' had a literal version of this, where after meeting with Mallow you can recover from your amnesia and reveal your past. Or not, if you didn't feel inclined. Unfortunately, this leads to some [[PausedInterrupt incredibly stilted]] dialog in the following scenes.

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* ''SteambotChronicles'' ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles'' had a literal version of this, where after meeting with Mallow you can recover from your amnesia and reveal your past. Or not, if you didn't feel inclined. Unfortunately, this leads to some [[PausedInterrupt incredibly stilted]] dialog in the following scenes.
14th Apr '17 2:19:02 PM FieryLion428
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'', the player can choose to determine his character's class, reputation, ethics, abilities, etc, through an extensive survey of his background... or can choose to have it all automatically generated. One of the questions asks what item you received as a gift from the emperor. If you choose the ebony dagger, you start the game with that weapon, which is substantially superior to other weapons at that level.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'', the player can choose to determine his their character's class, reputation, ethics, abilities, etc, through an extensive survey of his background... or can choose to have it all automatically generated. One of the questions asks what item you received as a gift from the emperor. If you choose the ebony dagger, you start the game with that weapon, which is substantially superior to other weapons at that level.
9th Apr '17 4:49:48 PM Owlorange1995
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' applies this to the entire country of Termian. Anju's grandmother says Termina was an ancient land created by the Giants. The manual repeatedly refers to it as a parallel world to Hyrule. Some sources say that Termina is an offshoot of Hyrule created when the goddesses sent their power through the cracks of the land. Hyrule Encyclopedia claims that Termina is a figment of the Skull Kid's imagination given life by Majora's Mask.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' applies this to the entire country of Termian.Termina. Anju's grandmother says Termina was an ancient land created by the Giants. The manual repeatedly refers to it as a parallel world to Hyrule. Some sources say that Termina is an offshoot of Hyrule created when the goddesses sent their power through the cracks of the land. Hyrule Encyclopedia ''Hyrule Encyclopedia'' claims that Termina is a figment of the Skull Kid's imagination given life by Majora's Mask.
9th Apr '17 4:49:06 PM Owlorange1995
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' applies this to the entire country of Termian. Anju's grandmother says Termina was an ancient land created by the Giants. The manual repeatedly refers to it as a parallel world to Hyrule. Some sources say that Termina is an offshoot of Hyrule created when the goddesses sent their power through the cracks of the land. Hyrule Encyclopedia claims that Termina is a figment of the Skull Kid's imagination given life by Majora's Mask.
20th Mar '17 9:47:54 PM Adept
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** This is played with in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', as The Joker gives two wildly different tragic origins for his scars.
*** Tellingly, when Website/SFDebris reviewed the movie, he made the case that you can create ''any'' backstory for The Joker and it would be just as plausible as any of the others.
*** 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]]''.
6th Mar '17 1:49:52 PM DoctorMengele
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**[[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.
5th Mar '17 9:35:51 AM nombretomado
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* {{Deadpool}} of MarvelComics also has a large number of competing origins for his past. There's also some disagreement as to whether Wade Wilson is his real name or a name he stole from someone else. Pretty much the only thing all the origin stories have in common is that his regeneration abilities are a result of time spent as a Weapon X test subject. Like the Joker, Deadpool is insane enough that he probably has no idea himself which one is correct. He does seem fairly certain that Wade Wilson is his real name, however.

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* {{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} of MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics also has a large number of competing origins for his past. There's also some disagreement as to whether Wade Wilson is his real name or a name he stole from someone else. Pretty much the only thing all the origin stories have in common is that his regeneration abilities are a result of time spent as a Weapon X test subject. Like the Joker, Deadpool is insane enough that he probably has no idea himself which one is correct. He does seem fairly certain that Wade Wilson is his real name, however.
4th Mar '17 2:56:14 PM nighttrainfm
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** When asked about all 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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** When asked about all this, scenario writer Kazushige Nojima [[WordOfGod has said]] that there ''is'' no definitive version of the Nibelheim story because [[RashomonStyle it's impossible to be objective about memories.]]
4th Mar '17 2:53:49 PM nighttrainfm
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** 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 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''. 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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** 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 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''. Core''.
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When asked about all 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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