NarrativeBackpedaling Actually, That Didn't Happen YKTTW Discussion
|Actually, That Didn't Happen|
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- At one point in the third Captain Underpants book, The Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds), the author tells about the three main characters falling to their death from a UFO after an attempted escape. The first sentence on the next page? "Just kidding."
- A variant can occur in the second Monkey Island game. The majority of the game uses a How We Got Here framing device, with Guybrush explaining everything to Elaine; if the player lets Guybrush die during the acid pit sequence, Elaine calls him out on the obvious contradiction, and Guybrush is forced to backtrack and explain how it really went.
- Homestuck has the page quote, told by stand-in narrator Doc Scratch, revealing that the events he'd just told the reader (namely, Jack Noir finding and slaying all the trolls in one fell swoop) were actually an alternate timeline that Terezi foresaw and averted.