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2nd Apr '18 10:17:08 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Ravenmark Scourge of Estellion'', [[spoiler:Livia Cassianus]] finds out that the late Emperor Sergius Corvius has always intended for [[spoiler:her]] to inherit the Obsidian Perch (i.e. the throne of the Empire of Estellion). Before that, [[spoiler:Livia]] falls in love with young [[spoiler:Calius Septim]]. In the final cutscene, [[spoiler:Calius]] gives [[spoiler:his]] life to save [[spoiler:Livia]] from the BigBad pulling a TakingYouWithMe. [[spoiler:Livia her]]self is scarred by the flamesoul explosion. At [[spoiler:Calius]]'s grave, [[spoiler:Livia]] vows to remake the Empire into something new, claiming that traitors must be rooted out, and the blood of the fallen must be repaid. The description of the sequel ''Ravenmark: Mercenaries'' claims that six years have passed since then, and that the land is still reeling from the rule of the "Scarlet [[spoiler:Empress]]".

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* In ''Ravenmark ''[[VideoGame/{{Ravenmark}} Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion'', Estellion]]'', [[spoiler:Livia Cassianus]] finds out that the late Emperor Sergius Corvius has always intended for [[spoiler:her]] to inherit the Obsidian Perch (i.e. the throne of the Empire of Estellion). Before that, [[spoiler:Livia]] falls in love with young [[spoiler:Calius Septim]]. In the final cutscene, [[spoiler:Calius]] gives [[spoiler:his]] life to save [[spoiler:Livia]] from the BigBad pulling a TakingYouWithMe. [[spoiler:Livia her]]self is scarred by the flamesoul explosion. At [[spoiler:Calius]]'s grave, [[spoiler:Livia]] vows to remake the Empire into something new, claiming that traitors must be rooted out, and the blood of the fallen must be repaid. The description of the sequel ''Ravenmark: Mercenaries'' claims that six years have passed since then, and that the land is still reeling from the rule of the "Scarlet [[spoiler:Empress]]".
1st Apr '18 12:45:42 AM tropeminer
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* ''Film/{{Saw}}'' has Jigsaw's origin story in Film/SawII before it's expanded on in Film/SawIV. Saw II is less of a sympathy play as while it gives a perfectly logical reason for Jigsaw's actions, it's still not rational enough to be sympathetic. Saw IV is a more conventional bid for sympathy, but it could also be viewed as simply setting up his state of mind for Saw II.

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* ''Film/{{Saw}}'' has Jigsaw's origin story in Film/SawII ''Film/SawII'' before it's expanded on in Film/SawIV. Saw II ''Film/SawIV''. ''Saw II'' is less of a sympathy play as while it gives a perfectly logical reason for Jigsaw's actions, it's still not rational enough to be sympathetic. Saw IV ''Saw IV'' is a more conventional bid for sympathy, but it could also be viewed as simply setting up his state of mind for Saw II.''Saw II''.
31st Mar '18 5:36:54 PM tropeminer
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Thus, we have the Start of Darkness, a {{Prequel}} DarkAndTroubledPast where we find out how the main antagonist from the original story got to that point.

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Thus, we have the Start '''Start of Darkness, Darkness''', a {{Prequel}} DarkAndTroubledPast where we find out how the main antagonist from the original story got to that point.
18th Mar '18 7:11:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Thanos Rising'' shows how ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan developed from a young mutant boy with purple skin into the OmnicidalManiac EmperorScientist he is in the present day. From the day he was born he starts seeing visions of Death who subtly manipulates him into becoming first a serial killer, then a space pirate, and finally a nihilistic mass murderer who ends up destroying his own homeworld, though [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it's left ambiguous]] whether this was truly Death or a figment of his imagination.

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* ''Thanos Rising'' ''ComicBook/ThanosRising'' shows how ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan developed from a young mutant boy with purple skin into the OmnicidalManiac EmperorScientist he is in the present day. From the day he was born he starts seeing visions of Death who subtly manipulates him into becoming first a serial killer, then a space pirate, and finally a nihilistic mass murderer who ends up destroying his own homeworld, though [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it's left ambiguous]] whether this was truly Death or a figment of his imagination.
26th Feb '18 8:50:52 AM Scorntex
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** In IDW's ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' material, ''Megatron: Origin'' details the origins of... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin guess who.]]

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** In IDW's ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' material, ''Megatron: Origin'' details the origins of... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin guess who.]]]] Well, in theory, at any rate. The story lacks an awful lot of context, and makes it look like Megatron just decided to start a war for the hell of it. Later stories gave him an actual origin: Megatron started off as a miner on a stratified Cybertron, writing poetry and political treatises on his off-hours, but generally being a quiet, harmless sort. Then, one day, while having a drink with his friend, two guards throw someone at their table just because the guy had knocked over their drinks. Megatron's buddy gets up and beats the crap out of them. Megatron gets arrested, and while in holding one of the police officers [[PoliceBrutality tries to beat him to death]], apparently in revenge for the guys Megatron's friend hurt. This event causes Megatron to realise peaceful protest isn't going to cut it, and over the next several hundred years, he starts getting increasingly angry at the system, as his writings circle around Cybertron.
25th Feb '18 11:29:34 PM Silverblade2
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has "Deadly Relations -- Bester Ascendant".

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* %%* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has "Deadly Relations -- Bester Ascendant".



* [[spoiler: Varian]] gets his in the ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' special "Queen for a Day". [[spoiler: After getting turned away by Rapunzel because she is too focused on trying to stop Zhan Tiriís blizzard curse and finding his father frozen in crystal, he snaps and swears revenge on her and, by extension, Corona.]]
25th Feb '18 12:48:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Thanos Rising'' shows how ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan developed from a young mutant boy with purple skin into the OmnicidalManiac EmperorScientist he is in the present day. From the day he was born he starts seeing visions of Death who subtly manipulates him into becoming first a serial killer, then a space pirate, and finally a nihilistic mass murderer who ends up destroying his own homeworld, though [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it's left ambiguous]] whether this was truly Death or a figment of his imagination.
5th Feb '18 7:26:38 PM TrendingToon1
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', there was once a character named Turbo, protagonist of the racing game ''[=TurboTime=]'', who '''loved''' the attention he got from gamers when they played his game. When a newer racing game, ''Roadblasters'', came to the arcade and took the gamers' attention away from him, he [[BerserkButton didn't take it well]]. He took it '''so''' poorly, in fact, that he left his own game and entered ''Roadblasters'' in an attempt to sabotage it. He succeeded, at a price: both ''[=TurboTime=]'' and ''Roadblasters'' were deemed permanently out-of-order, unplugged and removed from the arcade. Turbo's reckless actions were so shocking that a phrase was created to describe them: "going Turbo". It's actually through an explanation of the meaning of the phrase that the aforementioned events are shown in a {{flashback}}. It turns out that [[spoiler:Turbo actually survived and went on to invade an even newer racing game by the name of ''Sugar Rush'', forcing himself into the game with a disguise and a new name: "King Candy". Unfortunately, the game already had a playable royal by the name of Vanellope von Schweetz, but he soon [[DummiedOut fixed that little issue]]. ...So, yeah, he's definitely the BigBad.]]

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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', there was once a character named Turbo, protagonist of the racing game ''[=TurboTime=]'', who '''loved''' the attention he got from gamers when they played his game. When a newer racing game, ''Roadblasters'', ''[=RoadBlasters=]'', came to the arcade and took the gamers' attention away from him, he [[BerserkButton didn't take it well]]. He took it '''so''' poorly, in fact, that he left his own game and entered ''Roadblasters'' ''[=RoadBlasters=]'' in an attempt to sabotage it. He succeeded, at a price: both ''[=TurboTime=]'' and ''Roadblasters'' ''[=RoadBlasters=]'' were deemed permanently out-of-order, unplugged and removed from the arcade. Turbo's reckless actions were so shocking that a phrase was created to describe them: "going Turbo". It's actually through an explanation of the meaning of the phrase that the aforementioned events are shown in a {{flashback}}. It turns out that [[spoiler:Turbo actually survived and went on to invade an even newer racing game by the name of ''Sugar Rush'', forcing himself into the game with a disguise and a new name: "King Candy". Unfortunately, the game already had a playable royal by the name of Vanellope von Schweetz, but he soon [[DummiedOut fixed that little issue]]. ...So, yeah, he's definitely the BigBad.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' episode "The Secret Orgin of Denzel Crocker," it is explained [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin how Crocker became obsessed with fairies]] and why he's so bitter toward his students and life. It's due to Timmy accidentally costing him his fairies (ironically Cosmo and Wana in the 70s) when he travels back in time to discover what made Crocker so bitter. Naturally, Crocker doesnt remember this but before his memories were erased, he had time to scribble down "fairies are real" on a magic detector he managed to hide, leading to his lifelong obsession with proving their existance.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' episode "The Secret Orgin of Denzel Crocker," it is explained [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin how Crocker became obsessed with fairies]] and why he's so bitter toward his students and life. It's due to Timmy accidentally costing him his fairies (ironically Cosmo and Wana Wanda in the 70s) when he travels back in time to discover what made Crocker so bitter. Naturally, Crocker doesnt remember this but before his memories were erased, he had time to scribble down "fairies are real" "fairy godparents exist" on a magic detector he managed to hide, leading to his lifelong obsession with proving their existance.



* [[spoiler: Varian]] gets his in the ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' special "Queen for a Day". [[spoiler: After getting turned away by Rapunzel and finding his father frozen in crystal, he snaps and swears revenge on her and, by extension, Corona.]]

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* [[spoiler: Varian]] gets his in the ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' special "Queen for a Day". [[spoiler: After getting turned away by Rapunzel because she is too focused on trying to stop Zhan Tiriís blizzard curse and finding his father frozen in crystal, he snaps and swears revenge on her and, by extension, Corona.]]
27th Jan '18 9:49:54 PM Nyame
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* Wrestling/MattHardy was never the same after his long-time girlfriend Wrestling/{{Lita}} cheated on him with his behind-the-scenes best friend Wrestling/{{Edge}}. There were a lot of moments beforehand that really pushed him close to the breaking point, but it was unquestionably this event that made sure there was no going back for him. What followed afterwards was a professional and personal breakdown that lasted several years, and even after getting his life back together, the emotional trauma had built up to levels that eventually culminated in the birth of "BROKEN" Matt Hardy.
26th Jan '18 7:35:48 AM ashlay
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'''s entire {{prequel}} sub-series dedicated to the story of how the BigBad of the first two games, BigBoss, became the war mongering mercenary who was willing threaten the world with nuclear weapons:
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' details Snake's beginnings as a TragicHero, starting as an {{adrokable}} black-ops operative, who after being forced to kill his own {{Mentor}} for the sake of political maneuvering between America and Russia drives him to lose all faith in his country.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'''s entire {{prequel}} sub-series dedicated to the story of how the BigBad of the first two games, BigBoss, Big Boss, became the war mongering mercenary who was willing threaten the world with nuclear weapons:
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' details Snake's beginnings as a TragicHero, starting as an {{adrokable}} {{adorkable}} black-ops operative, who after being forced to kill his own {{Mentor}} for the sake of political maneuvering between America and Russia drives him to lose all faith in his country.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' shows the final FaceHeelTurn, where, after he's unable to accept a recreation of his {{Mentor}} sacrificing herself once again, being manipulated by the USA and USSR despite his desire to just be ''left alone'', and then getting betrayed by his own friends, decides he's going to make his own nation of BloodKnights who will willingly become criminals or terrorists as long as it means they can fight.
** And finally, we get to see the fallout of Big Boss's FaceHeelTurn in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', as all the soldiers under him are dragged into the same SelfInflictedHell of becoming an enemy of the world.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' shows the final FaceHeelTurn, where, after he's unable to accept a recreation of his {{Mentor}} sacrificing herself once again, being manipulated by the USA and USSR despite his desire to just be ''left alone'', and then getting betrayed by his own friends, decides he's going to make his own nation of BloodKnights {{Blood Knight}}s who will willingly become criminals or terrorists as long as it means they can fight.
** And finally, we get to see the fallout of Big Boss's FaceHeelTurn in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', as all the soldiers under him are dragged into the same SelfInflictedHell of becoming an enemy enemies of the world.
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