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16th Jan '18 4:07:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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We aren't being over-dramatic here, these flashbacks run the risk of portraying the hero's pre-tragedy life as more [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseatingly happy]] than a NormanRockwell painting [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on distilled]] {{Glurge}}. This may be intentional, since the net effect is the hero's life effectively goes from living in a SugarBowl to a CrapsackWorld.

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We aren't being over-dramatic here, these flashbacks run the risk of portraying the hero's pre-tragedy life as more [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseatingly happy]] than a NormanRockwell Creator/NormanRockwell painting [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on distilled]] {{Glurge}}. This may be intentional, since the net effect is the hero's life effectively goes from living in a SugarBowl to a CrapsackWorld.
19th Dec '17 7:37:43 PM CorahsUncle
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* In the "Light in the Black" arc of ''Webcomic/{{Dasien}}'', while Michelle mourns the death of Energize, [[http://www.dasien.com/archives/Digest3/Issue2/Page75.html Parker confesses]] that her father was murdered in an alley, the police NeverFoundTheBody of her brother, and her mother died during chemotherapy.

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* In the "Light in the Black" arc of ''Webcomic/{{Dasien}}'', while Michelle mourns the death of Energize, [[http://www.dasien.com/archives/Digest3/Issue2/Page75.html Parker confesses]] that her father was murdered in an alley, the police NeverFoundTheBody of her brother, and her mother died during chemotherapy.radiation treatments.
19th Dec '17 7:33:45 PM Zazie122
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' likes using this trope, mostly in a SympatheticPOV sense. Some examples of more prevalent characters that get this treatment are Mikasa, Levi (who also has an entire spinoff dedicated to his DarkAndTroubledPast), Reiner, Christa ([[spoiler:aka Historia]]), Ymir, [[spoiler:Grisha Yeager, Eren's father]] and, by extention, Zeke (although only partially).

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' likes using this trope, mostly in trope for the few characters who weren't already born into a SympatheticPOV sense. terrible situation. Some examples of more prevalent characters that get this treatment are Mikasa, Levi (who also has an entire spinoff dedicated to his DarkAndTroubledPast), Reiner, Christa ([[spoiler:aka Historia]]), Ymir, [[spoiler:Grisha Yeager, Eren's father]] and, by extention, extension, his son Zeke (although only partially).
19th Dec '17 5:49:32 PM Zazie122
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** No, seriously. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters everyone]] has ''at least'' one. You will die if you try this.

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** No, seriously. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters everyone]] Everyone]] has ''at least'' one. You will die if you try this.


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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' likes using this trope, mostly in a SympatheticPOV sense. Some examples of more prevalent characters that get this treatment are Mikasa, Levi (who also has an entire spinoff dedicated to his DarkAndTroubledPast), Reiner, Christa ([[spoiler:aka Historia]]), Ymir, [[spoiler:Grisha Yeager, Eren's father]] and, by extention, Zeke (although only partially).
19th Dec '17 3:04:31 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** Mr. Cat frequently gives flashbacks to his horribly abusive childhood to Kaeloo or the audience.
** Kaeloo explains Quack Quack's troubled backstory to Stumpy in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' ParodyEpisode, which also explains how he got superpowers. Quack Quack's parents were shot and killed by a hunter when he was still in an egg. Afterwards, when he hatched, he was sent to a laboratory and had experiments performed on him. Stumpy being [[TheDitz Stumpy]], he misses the point and says he wishes something like that would happen to him too.
** Olaf explaining how he wound up in [[CrapsaccharineWorld Smileyland]] to Kaeloo and Mr. Cat in [[spoiler: Episode 104]].
23rd Nov '17 11:51:00 AM CorahsUncle
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' Thaco has this every time he thinks of Goblinslayer.
* Several characters in ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson''. Chapter 4 is an extended one for Timothy and Reseda. Jany and Kara Lynn get [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-seven-page-7/ a cute little one]]. As of chapter 8, [[spoiler: one for Bennett]] is just starting to be touched on.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Thaco has this every time he thinks of Goblinslayer.
* Several characters in ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson''. Chapter 4 is an extended one for Timothy and Reseda. Jany and Kara Lynn get [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-seven-page-7/ a cute little one]]. As of chapter 8, [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one for Bennett]] is just starting to be touched on.



* There's a specific instance in ''Webcomic/{{Newheimburg}}'', where it's revealed that Mort [[spoiler:is a suicide attempt survivor.]]

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* There's a specific instance in ''Webcomic/{{Newheimburg}}'', where it's revealed that Mort [[spoiler:is a suicide attempt survivor.]] survivor]].
* In the "Light in the Black" arc of ''Webcomic/{{Dasien}}'', while Michelle mourns the death of Energize, [[http://www.dasien.com/archives/Digest3/Issue2/Page75.html Parker confesses]] that her father was murdered in an alley, the police NeverFoundTheBody of her brother, and her mother died during chemotherapy.






23rd Nov '17 11:37:16 AM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/OldWest'': When Rattlesnake Jake finds his lover Grace Glossy [[DomesticAbuse bruised and at the mercy of her estranged husband]] Benjamin Hares, he remembers how his mother laid bruised from the last beating her husband gave to her and [[AlcoholicParent his intoxicated father]] saying that Jake would grow to be like him. This amplifies to [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge the bloody retribution]] Jake subjects Benjamin to.
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.
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