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9th Jun '16 4:48:40 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': In one episode, Finn [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind goes inside Marceline's memories]] and is tricked into helping destroy her memory of an important event. To fix this, Finn brings Marceline inside his memories, and shows her his memory of seeing her memory.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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In one episode, "Memory of a Memory", Finn [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind goes inside Marceline's memories]] and is tricked into helping destroy her memory of an important event. To fix this, Finn brings Marceline inside his memories, and shows her his memory of seeing her memory.memory.
** "Five Short Tables" takes this to ridiculous levels when Fionna the Human and Cake the Cat (who are based on Ice King's in-universe RuleSixtyThree fan fiction) are subjected to a story by the Ice Queen about Flynn the Human Being and Jacques the Raccoon, who are being subjected to a story by Ice President about Lynn the Person and Janet the Fox.
17th May '16 5:00:06 AM ChandlerC
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* Happen's multiple times in ''Creator/AnneRice'''s [[Literature/{{TheVampireChronicles}} Vampire chronicles]], starting with Interview with the Vampire. The most impressive example is the second book, the Vampire Lestat. Starts with Lestat awakening in the modern times, then switched to the novel he writes about his own life. Somewhere in that story he met another vampire who told him the story of his life - inclusively the story about the origin of vampires later got told somewhen before.
28th Mar '16 9:53:18 PM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'' [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/?cid=1076 shows us]] Professor Dr. recalling his first contact with Admiral Watanabe, who recalls his arrival on the island, where he recalled his childhood....
28th Dec '15 1:56:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* The AnthologyFilm ''Film/{{Necronomicon}}'' has Creator/HPLovecraft himself investigating an ancient book in the FramingDevice, reading the stories of the three segments as they happen. In one of these stories, the protagonist finds someone's journals and begins to read them, starting an additional flashback storyline.
11th Dec '15 2:37:16 AM jormis29
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* ''Literature/{{Baltimore}}, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire'' by [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] and Christopher Golden is an arguably very well done version of this, in that each individual story furthers the overarching plot. What prevents it from being a {{Rashomon}} or PerspectiveFlip is that each character is merely telling the piece of the story they know: there are also plenty of other side stories slipped in, and it almost ignores the overarching plot while the stories are being told.

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* ''Literature/{{Baltimore}}, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire'' by [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] and Christopher Golden is an arguably very well done version of this, in that each individual story furthers the overarching plot. What prevents it from being a {{Rashomon}} RashomonStyle plot or PerspectiveFlip is that each character is merely telling the piece of the story they know: there are also plenty of other side stories slipped in, and it almost ignores the overarching plot while the stories are being told.
9th Dec '15 8:59:01 AM Morgenthaler
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A type of RecursiveReality. The "outer" story may be a FramingDevice. See also PerspectiveFlip and TheRashomon. Compare SoapWheel. See also TwoLinesNoWaiting and FourLinesAllWaiting. Can become a KudzuPlot if many [[PlotThreads stories within stories]] are unresolved.

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A type of RecursiveReality. The "outer" story may be a FramingDevice. See also PerspectiveFlip and TheRashomon. Compare SoapWheel. See also TwoLinesNoWaiting and FourLinesAllWaiting. Can become a KudzuPlot if many [[PlotThreads stories within stories]] are unresolved. See also FlashbackWithinAFlashback.
2nd Dec '15 7:48:31 PM FF32
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* CaptainSNES has quite a few of these, being that the entire story is being told in flashback form. This trope gets invoked whenever anybody in-story has a flashback, and at least once somebody ''in'' a flashback gets a flashback, and so on.

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* CaptainSNES Webcomic/CaptainSNES has quite a few of these, being that the entire story is being told in flashback form. This trope gets invoked whenever anybody in-story has a flashback, and at least once somebody ''in'' a flashback gets a flashback, and so on.
4th Nov '15 4:55:59 PM nombretomado
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* In MarvelComics mythological characters like [[TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] are prone to waxing at length about their past exploits, often [[TalkingIsAFreeAction in the middle of a fight]].

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* In MarvelComics mythological characters like [[TheIncredibleHercules [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] are prone to waxing at length about their past exploits, often [[TalkingIsAFreeAction in the middle of a fight]].
12th Oct '15 10:51:46 AM randomsurfer
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* Pictured above is ''TheSimpsons'' episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" begins with the Simpsons exploring a cave, during which Lisa tells a story about Mr. Burns and a goat, during which Mr. Burns tells a story about himself, Rich Texan and Moe, during which he read a letter telling a story about Moe, Snake, and Mrs. Krabappel, during which Mrs. Krabappel tells a story about herself and Bart. This segues back into the previous story, which segues back into the, which segued into the previous one, which faded into the higher story, which then led to the goat's story. This faded back into the previous story, which segued back into the cave story, which led to Homer telling a story about buried treasure. This story ends, leaving them back in the cave, and the plot is resolved and the story then fades into Bart claiming that this sequence of events is why he didn't do his homework.

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* Pictured above is ''TheSimpsons'' episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" begins with the Simpsons exploring a cave, during which Lisa tells a story about Mr. Burns and a goat, during which Mr. Burns tells a story about himself, Rich Texan and Moe, during which he read a letter telling a story about Moe, Snake, and Mrs. Krabappel, during which Mrs. Krabappel tells a story about herself and Bart. This segues back into the previous story, which segues back into the, which segued into the previous one, which faded into the higher story, which then led to the goat's story. This faded back into the previous story, which segued back into the cave story, which led to Homer telling a story about buried treasure. This story ends, leaving them back in the cave, and the plot is resolved and the story [[WholeEpisodeFlashback then fades into Bart claiming that this sequence of events is why he didn't do his homework.homework]].
5th Sep '15 7:09:56 PM nombretomado
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* A number of the [[TricksterArchetype coyote]] [[NativeAmericanMythology stories]].

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* A number of the [[TricksterArchetype coyote]] [[NativeAmericanMythology [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology stories]].
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