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30th May '17 7:18:37 PM GlassRain
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* ''Film/{{Arrival}}'' has Louise regularly flash on memories of her daughter, who died from cancer as a teenager. Sometimes they're general happy times, sometimes they're part of her thinking about the main plot, as when she remembers her daughter asking what "a zero-sum game" means at the opportunity. [[spoiler: TheReveal is that these are not strictly flash''backs''.]]
21st May '17 4:49:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WeissKreuz'', Aya Fujimiya's flashback to his [[IllGirl younger sister's sixteenth birthday]] is all bright, cheerful images of the smiling girl having fun at a shrine festival - but then it starts raining on the way home. You can probably guess what happens to his happy, loving family next.

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* In ''WeissKreuz'', ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', Aya Fujimiya's flashback to his [[IllGirl younger sister's sixteenth birthday]] is all bright, cheerful images of the smiling girl having fun at a shrine festival - but then it starts raining on the way home. You can probably guess what happens to his happy, loving family next.
14th May '17 9:19:38 PM nombretomado
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* The entire episode/s of ''{{Trigun}}'' that flashback to REM and show what happened with Vash and Knives aboard the SEED ship on their way to Gunsmoke.

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* The entire episode/s of ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' that flashback to REM and show what happened with Vash and Knives aboard the SEED ship on their way to Gunsmoke.
19th Apr '17 7:45:31 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''Everything but the Rain'' goes into the back story of Isshin and Masaki. Being quirky, bubbly personalities, the back story was anticipated to be a MeetCute tale. It wasn't. [[spoiler:For Isshin and Masaki to have their MeetCute and heroic tale, Ryuuken Ishida is forced to pay a devastating price that sets up why he's so determined to be HeroicNeutral in the current storyline.]]

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** ''Everything but the Rain'' goes into the back story of Isshin and Masaki. Being quirky, bubbly personalities, the back story was anticipated to be a MeetCute tale. It wasn't. [[spoiler:For [[spoiler: While Isshin and Masaki to have their MeetCute and heroic tale, Ryuuken Ishida is forced to pay not only has a devastating price that sets up BroodingBoyGentleGirl deal with Kanae, it's also shown why he's so determined to be HeroicNeutral in the current storyline.]]



* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has flashbacks of Ciel when he's a happy little boy, laughing and smiling. Then we see bits and pieces of the horrors he went through and witnessed (one of which actually causes him to vomit at the memory). This is more prominent in the manga.

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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has flashbacks of Ciel when he's a happy little boy, laughing and smiling. Then we see one sees bits and pieces of the horrors he went through and witnessed (one of which actually causes him to vomit at the memory). This is more prominent in the manga.


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** Evne some of the villains have these, as [[spoiler: Charlotte Pudding]] shows in 862.
5th Apr '17 6:57:53 AM megarockman
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* Episode 10 of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is an episode-long Troubled Flashback for [[spoiler:Homura Akemi. To this point the viewer has mainly seen her as a ruthless, cynical DarkMagicalGirl who seems to only antagonize the other characters; the revelation that she was once a meek, sickly, self-hating {{Meganekko}} who had learned the AwfulTruth about the Magical Girl shtick through [[GroundhogDayLoop repeatedly trying and failing]] to save Madoka puts her in a significantly more sympathetic light, to say the least.]]
21st Feb '17 2:07:31 PM LtFedora
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* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' includes one of these in the Season 2 opener. Andromeda shows Beka the classified mission she was attempting to reenact. Under orders to find the source of the Magog invasion, they found the World-ship and her entire crew was killed.
10th Feb '17 3:39:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied OnceAnEpisode in ''Another Case of MiltonJones'', with the reasons why his far-more-talented assistant Anton isn't the famous [insert occupation of the week here] instead of Milton. Cue the sad music, Anton's serious voice, and a ridiculous, pun-laden description of his 'tragic' past mistake.

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* Parodied OnceAnEpisode in ''Another Case of MiltonJones'', ''Radio/AnotherCaseOfMiltonJones'', with the reasons why his far-more-talented assistant Anton isn't the famous [insert occupation of the week here] instead of Milton. Cue the sad music, Anton's serious voice, and a ridiculous, pun-laden description of his 'tragic' past mistake.
10th Jan '17 1:22:09 PM Rhodes7
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** No, seriously. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters everyone]] has ''at least'' one. You will die if you try this.


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* ''Series/{{Medici}}'' zig-zags. Cosimo's flashbacks generally show a happier, more innocent time but one still tinged with [[StartOfDarkness serious regret]] as he betrayed several friendships, ruined lives, lost love and never wanted to become the family patriarch anyway.
4th Jan '17 11:23:10 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/BlackNarcissus'' shows Sister Clodagh flashing back to her pre-vocational life in Ireland. We discover that the reason she became a nun in the first place was because she became the UnluckyChildhoodFriend to a man called Conn. When the village expected them to marry, he instead took off for a new life in America.
* ''Film/SunshineCleaning'' has a scene where Norah goes trestling[[note]]Standing underneath the bridge as the train goes by[[/note]] and her initial euphoria segues into a flashback. When she was just a child, their mother committed suicide, and her two daughters found the body.
* ''Film/TheYellowHandkerchief'' has Brett flashing back to his life before prison - where he had a relationship with a woman called May. These are spaced out over the film - showing how they met, fell in love and the reason Brett went to prison in the first place.
* ''{{Film/Scream 3}}'' features a scene where Sidney enters a movie set that's a reconstruction of her bedroom. As she sits down on the bed, audio from a conversation she had with Billy in the first movie plays.
31st Dec '16 8:57:29 PM nombretomado
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* Almost every character that's shown somewhat often in ''FruitsBasket'' gets one of these, even more minor characters like Kakeru and Machi. Subverted by Kimi, whose "troubled backstory flashback" wasn't so troubled.

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* Almost every character that's shown somewhat often in ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' gets one of these, even more minor characters like Kakeru and Machi. Subverted by Kimi, whose "troubled backstory flashback" wasn't so troubled.
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