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15th Aug '17 9:16:28 AM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII: Reaper of Souls'' spends quite a bit of lore explaining how [[spoiler:Adria]] became a heartless betrayer and agent of Diablo.

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* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII: Reaper of Souls'' spends quite a bit of lore explaining how [[spoiler:Adria]] became a heartless betrayer and agent of Diablo.Diablo, as well as the fall of both Urzael and Malthael himself.
15th Aug '17 9:15:01 AM Dravencour
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* Several non-consecutive episodes of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' dealt with how Xena became a Warrior Princess.

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* Several non-consecutive episodes of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' dealt with how Xena became a Warrior Princess.the bloodthirsty warlord that she is trying to atone for.












** The Jetstream DLC of ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' shows how [[TheRival "Jetstream" Sam Rodrigues]] ended up involved with Desperado.

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** The Jetstream DLC of ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' shows how [[TheRival "Jetstream" Sam Rodrigues]] Rodriguez]] ended up involved with Desperado.


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* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII: Reaper of Souls'' spends quite a bit of lore explaining how [[spoiler:Adria]] became a heartless betrayer and agent of Diablo.
12th Aug '17 6:34:44 PM SilentStranger
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Color Ruckus" shows the events in the life of Uncle Ruckus (no relation) that lead him to becoming a BoomerangBigot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Color Ruckus" shows the events in the life of Uncle Ruckus (no relation) that lead him to becoming a BoomerangBigot.BoomerangBigot; his father Mister was monstrously abusive and beat his sons for basically any reason, with Ruckus getting the worst treatment. This, combined with the stories his caucasian-idolizing mother told him to comfort him, led to Ruckus inventing a ridiculous backstory for himself about being an abandoned white child with "reverse vitalargo" because he couldnt deal with being his fathers biological son. Ironically, the episode ALSO shows how his father got that way; a lifetime of abuse heaped on him by both his horrid bitch of a mother, and a parade of abusive white employers (Mister having been around during the worst of the Jim Crow era).



* 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.

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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 accidently 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.
31st Jul '17 9:50:38 AM Premonition45
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story". In [[NestedStory Moe's story-within-the-story]], it's revealed that Springfield's recidivist criminal Snake Jailbird used to be an AdventureArchaeologist until he came into Moe's Tavern. After Moe steals his Mayan coins, Snake declares "I'll take my revenge on society by which, I mean convenience stores."
23rd Jul '17 11:42:52 AM Samothrace42
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* This occurs in the backstory of [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]] for [[BigBad the]] [[MadScientist Institute]]. Having sequestered themselves far below the [[DeathWorld Commonwealth]] for roughly a century while working on creating [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Robots]] to help rebuild civilization with, they were already pretty distrusted and regarded with suspicion by the residents of the Wasteland above, many of whom [[GenreSavvy saw their offers]] of [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Rule Together]] as [[SchmuckBait Schmuck Bait]]. Eventually, the Institute decided to help the Commonwealth [[PetTheDog as a gesture of good will]] by [[TheManBehindTheMan secretly organizing]] the [[TheAlliance Commonwealth Provisional Government]], [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything an alliance of like-minded representatives of various settlements from across the Commonwealth]] [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution that would come together and help organize the beginnings of a new society]] ([[CallBack similar to the creation]] of the [[TheFederation New California Republic]] in [[VideoGame/Fallout2 Fallout 2]]). Unfortunately, unlike the historical Constitutional Congress they were based on, [[RealityEnsues the members of the CPG were never able to come to a consensus]] and [[KillEmAll killed each other]] - leaving only the Institute's representative the [[SoleSurvivor Sole Survivor]] of the shootout. The Institute was then [[NotMeThisTime promptly blamed]] [[PoorCommunicationKills by the rest of the Commonwealth]] for their [[HopeSpot chance at a new society]] [[ShootTheShaggyDogStory getting smashed to pieces]]. This set the Institute [[CynicismCatalyst on their dark path to villainy]], with them now regarding the Commonwealth [[FantasticRacism as a lost cause full of unkempt savages]] only worthy of being used as tools [[VisionaryVillain in their quest]] to [[WellIntentionedExtremist create a world that won't fall victim to]] [[AtomicHate Atomic Hate]].
18th Jul '17 11:43:25 PM VanSisean
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* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': Despite the fact that Johan Liebert may as well have been born an EnfanteTerrible with a destiny as a natural-born villain (to the point that he displays several characteristics associated with the TheAntichrist), the series is principally devoted to finding out what in particular set him on his life trajectory to be as evil as conceivably possible (not least by committing and/or inspiring others to commit a series of murders). In the final episode and the series' semi-sequel ''Another Monster'', it is implied that pondering what his mother's reasoning and intentions for alternately rejecting either himself or his twin sister were when [[SadisticChoice she was forced to give one of the children to Franz Bonaparta and Peter Čapek]] (compounded by the fact that the two were HalfIdenticalTwins that were also dressed seemingly indistinguishably), combined with [[TraumaCongaLine internalizing all of the pain and fear that his sister experienced after she was the one taken away by Bonaparta and Čapek, and then being abandoned by their mother to live on their own]], was what induced Johan to begin killing and manipulating others in earnest.

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* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': Despite the fact that Johan Liebert may as well have been born an EnfanteTerrible with a destiny as a natural-born villain (to the point that he displays several characteristics associated with the TheAntichrist), the series is principally devoted to finding out what in particular set him on his life trajectory to be as evil as conceivably possible (not least by committing and/or inspiring others to commit a series of murders). In the final episode and the series' semi-sequel ''Another Monster'', it is implied that pondering what his mother's reasoning and intentions for alternately rejecting either himself or his twin sister were when [[SadisticChoice she was forced to give one of the children to Franz Bonaparta and Peter Čapek]] (compounded by the fact that the two were HalfIdenticalTwins that were also dressed seemingly indistinguishably), combined with [[TraumaCongaLine internalizing all of the pain and fear that his sister experienced after she was the one taken away by Bonaparta and Čapek, and then being abandoned by their mother to live on their own]], was what induced Johan to begin killing and manipulating others in earnest.
8th Jul '17 4:15:11 AM azbyc15243
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Sarissa comments that Slate wasn't a bad person... until he accepted the [[ArtifactOfDoom Winter Mantle]].

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** ''Literature/SmallFavor'' reveals the events that led to Marcone becoming the crime lord of Chicago. [[spoiler:He used to be a minor criminal, but an innocent girl was shot in an attack meant for him. This motivated him to take over the criminal organisations and enforce standards on them, so that something like this would never happen again]].
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In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Sarissa comments that Slate wasn't a bad person... until he accepted the [[ArtifactOfDoom Winter Mantle]].


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* The fifth volume of ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' is this for [[spoiler:the White Queen]]. It reveals that she wasn't initially evil, but childishly innocent, to the point of making a promise to never hurt anyone if it meant she could stay with [[spoiler:Kyousuke]]. But because others tried to exploit her power by [[spoiler:pretending to be Kyousuke]], she was forced to break this promise.
23rd Jun '17 9:08:23 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* A good chunk of the plot of ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' revolves around the main party to hunt down the Earthen Historia so as to watch past events, specifically those revolving around the [[TheDreaded Lord of Calamity]] [[BigBad Heldalf]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' follows in the footsteps of above (not surprising since it's a prequel) as during the massive WhamEpisode the truth of how the BigBad became how he is is revealed by the Earthen Historia. In a somewhat meta fashion, due to the HistoricalVillainUpgrade that [[AntiHero Velvet]] goes through in-universe (as the first one to hold the title of [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lord of Calamity]]) the prologue of the game counts as this, showing what [[BreakTheCutie broke]] the sweet village girl she was before the Advent.
16th Jun '17 7:25:34 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': An variation given he was already a hard-ass to begin with, but ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'' explains in more detail how Manfred von Karma turned from a "mere" {{Jerkass}} to a full-blown villain [[spoiler:who murdered Gregory Edgeworth for tarnishing his perfect win record. This was also the start for Miles, as Manfred took him in shortly thereafter and began to instill his "win at all costs" mentality in him.]]

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': An A variation given he was already a hard-ass to begin with, but ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'' explains in more detail how Manfred von Karma turned from a "mere" {{Jerkass}} to a full-blown villain [[spoiler:who murdered Gregory Edgeworth for tarnishing his perfect win record. This was also the start for Miles, as Manfred took him in shortly thereafter and began to instill his "win at all costs" mentality in him.]]
6th Jun '17 9:36:19 PM superkeijikun
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[spoiler:Dan Kuroto was a ChildProdigy game developer for GENM Corp., coming up with amazing ideas for brand new video games. Then one day, he got a letter from a little boy named [[TheHero Hojo Emu]], who was so inspired by Kuroto's games that he came up with new ideas of games that he hoped Kuroto could develop. The idea that a child could even '''''think''''' of making games as good as him left Kuroto incensed, so much so that he decided to send a beta version of one game that he had been working on, albeit one infected with [[TheCorruption Bugster viruses]], thus making Emu PatientZero of the game disease epidemic.]]

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[spoiler:Dan Dan Kuroto was a ChildProdigy game developer for GENM Corp., coming up with amazing ideas for brand new video games. Then one day, he got a letter from a little boy named [[TheHero Hojo Emu]], who was so inspired by Kuroto's games that he came up with new ideas of games that he hoped Kuroto could develop. The idea that a child could even '''''think''''' of making games as good as him left Kuroto incensed, so much so that he decided to send a beta version of one game that he had been working on, albeit one infected with [[TheCorruption Bugster viruses]], thus making Emu PatientZero of the game disease epidemic.]]
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