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1st Jun '17 7:41:38 PM nombretomado
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* Sadly, there will never be a true prequel to the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series, due to the death of Robert Jordan, but we do have a brief "flashback" due to a past-viewing device in the fourth book. There Rand has a series of visions that work their way from the release of the SealedEvilInACan through the Breaking of the World, which ended the Age of Legends, and through several centuries of the aftermath. There's also a very short story ''[[http://library.tarvalon.net/?title=The_Strike_at_Shayol_Ghul The Strike at Shayol Ghul]]'' -- an in-universe preliminary report of a historian, who studied a damaged history book written less than a century after the Breaking.

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* Sadly, there will never be a true prequel to the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series, due to the death of Robert Jordan, but we do have a brief "flashback" due to a past-viewing device in the fourth book. There Rand has a series of visions that work their way from the release of the SealedEvilInACan through the Breaking of the World, which ended the Age of Legends, and through several centuries of the aftermath. There's also a very short story ''[[http://library.tarvalon.net/?title=The_Strike_at_Shayol_Ghul The Strike at Shayol Ghul]]'' -- an in-universe preliminary report of a historian, who studied a damaged history book written less than a century after the Breaking.
16th Apr '17 8:45:29 PM nombretomado
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** Anything happening more than one thousand years before the movies (when the Republic was re-formed, and the Sith were thought by everyone to have been wiped out), in particular. Before this time, the Republic had a military and the Jedi were allowed to hold political offices, with a Jedi serving as Chancellor. This re-formation happened in part because the communications and travel infrastructure of the galaxy had been ruined by Sith warlords, and the Republic being on its last legs, before the Sith annihilated themselves. Besides the military being disbanded and the Sith in hiding, the difference between those eras and the films is one thousand years of corruption and decay. The lack of an enemy to fight caused several families that had served as officers for thousands of years to be disaffected (setting the stage for the Empire), and dissent caused by the corruption caused the separatist crisis and TheCloneWars. After the Reformation, the galaxy's ''economy'' bounced back as strong as ever if not more so, but the oversight and judiciary mechanisms for it stayed stagnant, to the point that people actually ''welcomed'' the Empire, at first.

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** Anything happening more than one thousand years before the movies (when the Republic was re-formed, and the Sith were thought by everyone to have been wiped out), in particular. Before this time, the Republic had a military and the Jedi were allowed to hold political offices, with a Jedi serving as Chancellor. This re-formation happened in part because the communications and travel infrastructure of the galaxy had been ruined by Sith warlords, and the Republic being on its last legs, before the Sith annihilated themselves. Besides the military being disbanded and the Sith in hiding, the difference between those eras and the films is one thousand years of corruption and decay. The lack of an enemy to fight caused several families that had served as officers for thousands of years to be disaffected (setting the stage for the Empire), and dissent caused by the corruption caused the separatist crisis and TheCloneWars.''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars''. After the Reformation, the galaxy's ''economy'' bounced back as strong as ever if not more so, but the oversight and judiciary mechanisms for it stayed stagnant, to the point that people actually ''welcomed'' the Empire, at first.
8th Mar '17 4:31:15 PM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'' is a prequel to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', set in the Fourth World. Shadowrun itself is set in the Sixth World. (As a point of comparison, we're currently living in the Fifth World.)
** Not much longer, the clock is running.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'' is a prequel to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', set in the Fourth World. Shadowrun itself is set in the Sixth World. (As a point of comparison, we're currently living in the Fifth World.)
** Not much longer, the clock is running.
World [[AlternateHistory ended in 2011]].)
4th Jan '17 11:24:49 AM MaulMachine
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** Anything happening more than one thousand years before the movies (when the republic was re-formed, and the Sith were thought by everyone to have been wiped out), in particular. Before this time, the republic had a military and the Jedi were allowed to hold political offices, with a Jedi serving as Chancellor. This re-formation happened in part because the communications and travel infrastructure of the galaxy had been ruined by Sith warlords, and the Republic being on its last legs, before the Sith annihilated themselves. Besides the military being disbanded and the Sith in hiding, the difference between those eras and the films is one thousand years of corruption and decay. The lack of an enemy to fight caused several families that had served as officers for thousands of years to be disaffected (setting the stage for the empire), and dissent caused by the corruption caused the separatist crisis and TheCloneWars.

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** Anything happening more than one thousand years before the movies (when the republic Republic was re-formed, and the Sith were thought by everyone to have been wiped out), in particular. Before this time, the republic Republic had a military and the Jedi were allowed to hold political offices, with a Jedi serving as Chancellor. This re-formation happened in part because the communications and travel infrastructure of the galaxy had been ruined by Sith warlords, and the Republic being on its last legs, before the Sith annihilated themselves. Besides the military being disbanded and the Sith in hiding, the difference between those eras and the films is one thousand years of corruption and decay. The lack of an enemy to fight caused several families that had served as officers for thousands of years to be disaffected (setting the stage for the empire), Empire), and dissent caused by the corruption caused the separatist crisis and TheCloneWars.TheCloneWars. After the Reformation, the galaxy's ''economy'' bounced back as strong as ever if not more so, but the oversight and judiciary mechanisms for it stayed stagnant, to the point that people actually ''welcomed'' the Empire, at first.
28th Oct '16 12:51:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''CoreanChronicles'' have a prequel trilogy set in the time of the Duarchy, starring [[spoiler: the ancestors of Alucius and of the Protector's line.]]
* The ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' includes many novels and games set in the time of the Old Republic, usually thousands of years before the Battle of Yavin.

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* The ''CoreanChronicles'' '''Literature/CoreanChronicles'' have a prequel trilogy set in the time of the Duarchy, starring [[spoiler: the ancestors of Alucius and of the Protector's line.]]
* The ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' includes many novels and games set in the time of the Old Republic, usually thousands of years before the Battle of Yavin.



* The ''Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg'' are an ongoing series of prequel novellas to ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' set about a hundred years or so before the start of that series, during the tail end of a prosperous period under the old regime. They are somewhat LighterAndSofter and generally end on at least a bittersweet note.

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* The ''Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg'' are an ongoing series of prequel novellas to ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' '''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' set about a hundred years or so before the start of that series, during the tail end of a prosperous period under the old regime. They are somewhat LighterAndSofter and generally end on at least a bittersweet note.



* The ''MagicTheGathering'' novel series has ''The Thran'', a novel about the time before the five colours of magic were discovered. It contains the StartOfDarkness moments for some of the series villains as well as explaining where several of the PlotCoupons used in the other books originated.

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* The ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel series has ''The Thran'', a novel about the time before the five colours of magic were discovered. It contains the StartOfDarkness moments for some of the series villains as well as explaining where several of the PlotCoupons used in the other books originated.
16th Oct '16 11:43:57 AM nombretomado
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** And all of them take place before the first ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''. The setting's "Real World" is actually Ivalice thousands of years in the other games' future after [[TheMagicGoesAway all the world's magic energy is used up]] and people have developed technology analogous to RealLife. The in-universe ''Final Fantasy'' games the children play and on which [[spoiler:Marche's fantasy world is based]] are works of historical fiction, like the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' games are to us.

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** And all of them take place before the first ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''. The setting's "Real World" is actually Ivalice thousands of years in the other games' future after [[TheMagicGoesAway all the world's magic energy is used up]] and people have developed technology analogous to RealLife. The in-universe ''Final Fantasy'' games the children play and on which [[spoiler:Marche's fantasy world is based]] are works of historical fiction, like the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' games are to us.
25th Sep '16 4:32:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Exalted'' used to be itself a prequel to OldWorldOfDarkness, with various types of Exalts being derived from WoD splats - Lunars are obviously werewolves, for instance.
* ''{{Earthdawn}}'' is a prequel to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', set in the Fourth World. Shadowrun itself is set in the Sixth World. (As a point of comparison, we're currently living in the Fifth World.)

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** ''Exalted'' used to be itself a prequel to OldWorldOfDarkness, TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, with various types of Exalts being derived from WoD splats - Lunars are obviously werewolves, for instance.
* ''{{Earthdawn}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'' is a prequel to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', set in the Fourth World. Shadowrun itself is set in the Sixth World. (As a point of comparison, we're currently living in the Fifth World.)
24th Sep '16 10:08:32 AM maxwellsilver
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Most of the time, the prequel will prominently feature said worldshaking cataclysm as its climax; indeed, it's almost mandatory, so that viewers can see how the wondrous world of the Golden Age [[EndOfAnAge became the world of the original series]]. Normally, the Golden Age will be (at least superficially) a {{Utopia}} filled with either ScienceFiction trappings or {{Magitek}}; CrystalSpiresAndTogas are often shown. It's very probable that the setting will be a CrapsaccharineWorld under the surface, in which case it's also a SoiledCityOnAHill. PrequelInTheLostAge ''can'' overlap with JustBeforeTheEnd, but this is actually somewhat uncommon; normally, everything seems to be going smoothly right until the lights go out.

'''Warning: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Late Arrival Spoilers]] will be unmarked.'''

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Most of the time, the prequel will prominently feature said worldshaking cataclysm as its climax; indeed, it's almost mandatory, so that viewers can see how the wondrous world of the Golden Age [[EndOfAnAge became the world of the original series]].series. Normally, the Golden Age will be (at least superficially) a {{Utopia}} filled with either ScienceFiction trappings or {{Magitek}}; CrystalSpiresAndTogas are often shown. It's very probable that the setting will be a CrapsaccharineWorld under the surface, in which case it's also a SoiledCityOnAHill. PrequelInTheLostAge Prequel In The Lost Age ''can'' overlap with JustBeforeTheEnd, but this is actually somewhat uncommon; normally, everything seems to be going smoothly right until the lights go out.

'''Warning: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Late {{Late Arrival Spoilers]] Spoiler}}s will be unmarked.'''
21st Sep '16 4:26:12 PM nombretomado
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* Sagi's headache induced "Elsewhere" scenes in ''BatenKaitos Origins'' takes place before the War of Gods. It only becomes clear at the 3rd occurrence, where the group notices the land goes on endlessly, in contrast to the Floating Continents the series uses.

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* Sagi's headache induced "Elsewhere" scenes in ''BatenKaitos Origins'' ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'' takes place before the War of Gods. It only becomes clear at the 3rd occurrence, where the group notices the land goes on endlessly, in contrast to the Floating Continents the series uses.
20th Aug '16 5:48:53 PM nombretomado
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* The second {{Dragonlance}} trilogy, ''Dragonlance Legends'' featured the Cataclysm, which occurred 300 years prior to the events of most of the other Dragonlance materials.

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* The second {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} trilogy, ''Dragonlance Legends'' featured the Cataclysm, which occurred 300 years prior to the events of most of the other Dragonlance materials.
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