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10th Feb '16 8:13:17 AM Prfnoff
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* Natsume's grandmother Reiko in ''NatsumeYuujinchou''. The Book of Friends (aka Yuujinchou) is among the few things Natsume inherits from his late grandmother. Once Natsume has returned the name of a youkai, a flashback is usually shown about the circumstances surrounding when Reiko first took the name.
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* Natsume's grandmother Reiko in ''NatsumeYuujinchou''.''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends''. The Book of Friends (aka Yuujinchou) is among the few things Natsume inherits from his late grandmother. Once Natsume has returned the name of a youkai, a flashback is usually shown about the circumstances surrounding when Reiko first took the name.
31st Jan '16 4:55:48 PM ading
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* Xavier's parents in ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel''. Xavier accidentally killed them in a fire prior to the series, but they still appear frequently in flashbacks. [[spoiler:Well, his father, anyway-his mother is revealed in Season 2 to have faked her own death to get away from him.]]
21st Jan '16 1:03:19 PM Koveras
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* The old woman in ''VideoGame/VirtuesLastReward'' is first introduced as a dead body. [[spoiler: She isn't always this.]]
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* The old woman in ''VideoGame/VirtuesLastReward'' ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' is first introduced as a dead body. [[spoiler: She isn't always this.]]
19th Jan '16 9:19:51 PM Seanette
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* The very first episode of British soap ''Series/EastEnders'' starts with the body of Reg Cox being discovered in his flat. His murder was thus the very first arc in its SoapWheel.[note]In case you're curious, Nick Cotton did it.[/note]
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* The very first episode of British soap ''Series/EastEnders'' starts with the body of Reg Cox being discovered in his flat. His murder was thus the very first arc in its SoapWheel.[note]In [[note]]In case you're curious, Nick Cotton did it.[/note][[/note]]
19th Jan '16 8:07:47 PM Adept
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'': [[TheAce George Glenn]], [[MadScientist Dr. Ulen Hibiki]], and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Al Da Flaga]] are the three men most responsible for the [[PunyEarthlings Natural]] vs [[GattacaBabies Coordinator]] tensions and the [[CloningBlues creation of]] [[TheManBehindTheMan the man behind the]] [[WarForFunAndProfit Bloody Valentine War]]. All three are dead as of the start of the series (although the spinoff series ''GundamSEEDAstray'' reveals Glenn is actually still alive, albeit as a BrainInAJar).
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'': [[TheAce George Glenn]], [[MadScientist Dr. Ulen Hibiki]], and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Al Da Flaga]] are the three men most responsible for the [[PunyEarthlings Natural]] vs [[GattacaBabies Coordinator]] tensions and the [[CloningBlues creation of]] [[TheManBehindTheMan the man behind the]] [[WarForFunAndProfit Bloody Valentine War]]. All three are dead as of the start of the series (although the spinoff series ''GundamSEEDAstray'' ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' reveals Glenn is actually still alive, albeit as a BrainInAJar).
16th Jan '16 12:13:01 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[spoiler:Megu-nee]] died several weeks prior to the ''Manga/SchoolLive'' manga beginning however that [[DeadAllAlong isn't revealed]] until several chapters in [[spoiler:as UnreliableNarrator Yuki hallucinates she's still alive.]] Slowly her presence begins to fade until she's written out of the series, though we get several flashbacks both involving her and [[ADayInTheLimelight from her POV]].
4th Jan '16 6:31:06 PM Miriam
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* Sir Arthur Jennings, one of the many narrators of Marlon James' ''A Brief History of Seven Killings,'' was assassinated several years before the novel's main action begins. JacobMarleyApparel is the order of the day for ghosts in James' novel, so Sir Arthur is often frustrated with his multiple broken bones. He also appears to several other characters right before they're murdered themselves.
29th Dec '15 10:55:42 AM Winner1
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* In ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', the big twist at the end reveals that [[spoiler: Norma Bates]] has been dead for many years. It turns out that the woman our main protagonists have been seeing was [[spoiler: her corpse, which was preserved by her mentally unstable son Norman, who couldn't bear moving on from her death.]]

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* Alice's entire family from ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' died in a house fire. However, the collectible memories allow us to hear what their story was before passing away. Shockingly, her sister Lizzie's memories reveal [[spoiler: that the fire was caused by a StalkerWithACrush who was rejected by Alice's sister]], setting the whole plot in motion. * ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'': Amadeus Arkham, aka the Spirit of Arkham. Batman must collect journal entries of the founder of the Asylum throughout Arkham Island in a side mission, where we learn the secret history of Gotham's greatest prison and its chief doctor's eventual incarceration within his own institution. * ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'': In a similar nod to Amadeus' mission, Batman also searches for the journal entries of Cyrus Pinkney, another deceased founding father of Gotham.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: Tali's father Rael 'Zorrah]], the great Quarian general was killed by Geth before Shepard reaches his ship. It turns out he died after [[TooDumbToLive allowing Geth units onto his ship]] [[MoralEventHorizon to use as test subjects for war practices]]. His last message were orders to his daughter on how to rid the ship of the Geth.
29th Dec '15 5:29:25 AM Anddrix
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** [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing's]] parents and brother Jake. Alicia Masters' biological parents. SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom's parents. Reed Richards' mother. Franklin Storm, the father of Susan and Johnny only technically avoids this trope (introduced at the end of ''Fantastic Four'' #31, killed off in #32).
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** [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing's]] parents and brother Jake. Alicia Masters' biological parents. SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom's Doctor Doom's parents. Reed Richards' mother. Franklin Storm, the father of Susan and Johnny only technically avoids this trope (introduced at the end of ''Fantastic Four'' #31, killed off in #32).
26th Dec '15 8:34:42 PM jormis29
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* Amuria in ''{{Simoun}}'', mourned over by Neviril, which forms a major plot point.
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* Amuria in ''{{Simoun}}'', ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'', mourned over by Neviril, which forms a major plot point.
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