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25th Jul '17 11:53:41 AM DanteVin
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': In a way,, [[HumanoidAbomination the Collector]] qualifies. Every other beast, abomination and opponent you find in the Estate has an explanation of some sort, either being the Ancestor's fault in one way or the other, or just having arrived in the middle of the misery and Eldritch happenings, wanting a piece of either that or the supposedly defenseless Hamlet. Even the Shambler, tentacular horror from beyond, is documented well enough that its summoning rituals are well known. Not the Collector, however. The Hamlet? They haven't heard of it at all. The missions given by the Caretaker? None bring it up. The Ancestor? He has ''nothing'' on it. The man who meticulously documented every travesty going on and had plenty to write and comment on [[PosthumousCharacter from beyond the grave]] has nothing to say but an unnerved description whenever this head-seeking horror shows up. Its modus operandi, its attacks and all the rest don't link it to any other group in the game either. All you know is that it came from ''somewhere'' to seek heads to add to its endless collection, and that those of your heroes will do just fine. Other than collecting the fallen, the Collector has no apparent stake in the Darkest Estate's fate or events in the least, and it's unknown if there even is a connection between That Which Came from the Portal and itself.

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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': In a way,, way, [[HumanoidAbomination the Collector]] qualifies. Every other beast, abomination and opponent you find in the Estate has an explanation of some sort, either being the Ancestor's fault in one way or the other, or just having arrived in the middle of the misery and Eldritch happenings, wanting a piece of either that or the supposedly defenseless Hamlet. Even the Shambler, tentacular horror from beyond, is documented well enough that its summoning rituals are well known. Not the Collector, however. The Hamlet? They haven't heard of it at all. The missions given by the Caretaker? None bring it up. The Ancestor? He has ''nothing'' on it. The man who meticulously documented every travesty going on and had plenty to write and comment on [[PosthumousCharacter from beyond the grave]] has nothing to say but an unnerved description whenever this head-seeking horror shows up. Its modus operandi, its attacks and all the rest don't link it to any other group in the game either. All you know is that it came from ''somewhere'' to seek heads to add to its endless collection, and that those of your heroes will do just fine. Other than collecting the fallen, the Collector has no apparent stake in the Darkest Estate's fate or events in the least, and it's unknown if there even is a connection between That Which Came from the Portal and itself.
20th Jul '17 7:45:40 AM FurryKef
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case Somerton Man]]. His corpse was found in 1948 on Somerton beach in Adelaide, Australia. More than 60 years later, his identity or the circumstances than lead to his death are still unknown.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case Somerton Man]]. His corpse was found in 1948 on Somerton beach in Adelaide, Australia. More than 60 years later, his identity or the circumstances than lead that led to his death are still unknown.
8th Jul '17 1:42:34 PM nombretomado
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* Plenty of unidentified {{serial killer}}s, most famously UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer Zodiac Killer]]. TheOtherWiki has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Unidentified_serial_killers more information than you require]].

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* Plenty of unidentified {{serial killer}}s, most famously UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer Zodiac Killer]]. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Unidentified_serial_killers more information than you require]].
5th Jul '17 11:20:20 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': In a way,, [[HumanoidAbomination the Collector]] qualifies. Every other beast, abomination and opponent you find in the Estate has an explanation of some sort, either being the Ancestor's fault in one way or the other, or just having arrived in the middle of the misery and Eldritch happenings, wanting a piece of either that or the supposedly defenseless Hamlet. Even the Shambler, tentacular horror from beyond, is documented well enough that its summoning rituals are well known. Not the Collector, however. The Hamlet? They haven't heard of it at all. The missions given by the Caretaker? None bring it up. The Ancestor? He has ''nothing'' on it. The man who meticulously documented every travesty going on and had plenty to write and comment on [[PosthumousCharacter from beyond the grave]] has nothing to say but an unnerved description whenever this head-seeking horror shows up. Its modus operandi, its attacks and all the rest don't link it to any other group in the game either. All you know is that it came from ''somewhere'' to seek heads to add to its endless collection, and that those of your heroes will do just fine. Other than collecting the fallen, the COllector has no apparent stake in the Darkest Estate's fate or events in the least, and it's unknown if there even is a connection between That Which Came from the Portal and itself.

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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': In a way,, [[HumanoidAbomination the Collector]] qualifies. Every other beast, abomination and opponent you find in the Estate has an explanation of some sort, either being the Ancestor's fault in one way or the other, or just having arrived in the middle of the misery and Eldritch happenings, wanting a piece of either that or the supposedly defenseless Hamlet. Even the Shambler, tentacular horror from beyond, is documented well enough that its summoning rituals are well known. Not the Collector, however. The Hamlet? They haven't heard of it at all. The missions given by the Caretaker? None bring it up. The Ancestor? He has ''nothing'' on it. The man who meticulously documented every travesty going on and had plenty to write and comment on [[PosthumousCharacter from beyond the grave]] has nothing to say but an unnerved description whenever this head-seeking horror shows up. Its modus operandi, its attacks and all the rest don't link it to any other group in the game either. All you know is that it came from ''somewhere'' to seek heads to add to its endless collection, and that those of your heroes will do just fine. Other than collecting the fallen, the COllector Collector has no apparent stake in the Darkest Estate's fate or events in the least, and it's unknown if there even is a connection between That Which Came from the Portal and itself.
5th Jul '17 11:20:07 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': In a way,, [[HumanoidAbomination the Collector]] qualifies. Every other beast, abomination and opponent you find in the Estate has an explanation of some sort, either being the Ancestor's fault in one way or the other, or just having arrived in the middle of the misery and Eldritch happenings, wanting a piece of either that or the supposedly defenseless Hamlet. Even the Shambler, tentacular horror from beyond, is documented well enough that its summoning rituals are well known. Not the Collector, however. The Hamlet? They haven't heard of it at all. The missions given by the Caretaker? None bring it up. The Ancestor? He has ''nothing'' on it. The man who meticulously documented every travesty going on and had plenty to write and comment on [[PosthumousCharacter from beyond the grave]] has nothing to say but an unnerved description whenever this head-seeking horror shows up. Its modus operandi, its attacks and all the rest don't link it to any other group in the game either. All you know is that it came from ''somewhere'' to seek heads to add to its endless collection, and that those of your heroes will do just fine. Other than collecting the fallen, the COllector has no apparent stake in the Darkest Estate's fate or events in the least, and it's unknown if there even is a connection between That Which Came from the Portal and itself.
3rd Jul '17 7:35:38 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Franchise/SpiderMan villain Façade, a professional thief/merc who wields a powerful suit of biomechanical armor. He's most well-known for [[KilledOffForReal killing off Lance Bannon]], one of Spider-Man's longtime allies and to this day we've never learned his identity or backstory (the evidence given narrowed it to about two possible suspects but we're never told which is correct). It's become [[RiddleForTheAges an enduring mystery]] that's haunted Spidey ever since they first fought. In-Universe the only people who know are Façade himself and Norman Osborn, who probably isn't interested in telling.

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* Franchise/SpiderMan villain Façade, a professional thief/merc who wields a powerful suit of biomechanical armor. He's most well-known for [[KilledOffForReal killing off Lance Bannon]], one of Spider-Man's longtime allies and to this day we've never learned his identity or backstory (the evidence given narrowed it to about two possible suspects but we're never told which is correct). It's become [[RiddleForTheAges an enduring mystery]] that's haunted Spidey ever since they first fought. In-Universe In-Universe, the only people who know are Façade himself and Norman Osborn, who probably isn't interested in telling.



* At {{ComicBook/VForVendetta}} Finch discuss this trope with Susan. V had KillThemAll Larkhill personnel that tortured him. The interesting part is that the only proof the goverment has of that story is the documents V had left for them to find. What if this is just a smokescreen? What if this was done not as a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, but to erase all proof of Vs past? What if this is only the beginning of something more great? How can they hope to stop him?

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* At {{ComicBook/VForVendetta}} In ComicBook/VForVendetta, Finch discuss discusses this trope with Susan. V had KillThemAll killed all Larkhill personnel that tortured him. The interesting part is that the only proof the goverment has of that story is the documents V had left for them to find. What if this is just a smokescreen? What if this was done not as a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, but to erase all proof of Vs V's past? What if this is only the beginning of something more great? greater? How can they hope to stop him?
3rd Jul '17 7:31:59 PM 64SuperNintendo
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26th Jun '17 1:52:15 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a revolving door of backstories, which makes it unknown who he is, where he came from, and what made him the way he is. Because of this, some writers depict him as a literal and/or figurative avatar of madness and chaos.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has a revolving door of backstories, which makes it unknown who he is, where he came from, and what made him the way he is. Because of this, some writers depict him as a literal and/or figurative avatar of madness and chaos.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker was portrayed this way in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. He had no {{backstory}}, and was only "The Joker", nothing more elaborate but nothing to diminish the personality. The premise of the movie was that the heroes have to deal with someone they had no damn clue about. They could not anticipate what he was going to do, and that is why he was so effective. In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', the League of Shadows nearly put Gotham into a riot because of poisonous gas, [[TheDreaded while the Joker nearly did the same thing just from the legend he established for himself.]]

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker was portrayed this way in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. He had no {{backstory}}, and was only "The Joker", nothing more elaborate but nothing to diminish the personality. The premise of the movie was that the heroes have to deal with someone they had no damn clue about. They could not anticipate what he was going to do, and that is why he was so effective. In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', the League of Shadows nearly put Gotham into a riot because of poisonous gas, [[TheDreaded while the Joker nearly did the same thing just from the legend he established for himself.]]
22nd Jun '17 3:56:56 PM sonikkuruzu
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the titular villain. Natasha literally calls him a "ghost," and notes that most of the intelligence community doesn't believe he exists. Nobody knew anything about him or who really he was [[spoiler:until Steve saw his face and realized that he was Bucky, who didn't recognize him. From there, he was able to deduce how Bucky ended up as the Winter Soldier.]]

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the titular villain.antagonist. Natasha literally calls him a "ghost," and notes that most of the intelligence community doesn't believe he exists. Nobody knew anything about him or who really he was [[spoiler:until Steve saw his face and realized that he was Bucky, who didn't recognize him. From there, he was able to deduce how Bucky ended up as the Winter Soldier.]]
4th May '17 7:19:35 PM Lopiny
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': SCP-106 wasn't always a horribly-decayed old man, but [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/the-young-man his origins]] don't explain nearly as much as some would wish. It's known he was a soldier in one of WWI's bloodier fronts, but no one knew where he came from, why he got transferred to that particular front, and he left no paper trail of any kind that could link him to anything. No one saw him send, or receive any letters from anyone, either. Some of the soldiers thought [[WasOnceAMan Corporal Lawrence]] was less of a man, and more of a curse on their unit, even if he seemed entirely human, only slightly off about it. It's unknown if he was simply another nameless body in the trenches that [[FromNobodyToNightmare found his fate in a dark, gore-encrusted tar pit]] or if there was always something abnormal to him, but there are no records of him before those days, and only one picture of him at all, and it was from the trenches themselves.
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