Also known as "Inception Flashback", a flashback within a flashback occurs when a character recounts an event in which he/she also flashbacks into an ''even earlier'' event within the flashback. Yep, it's confusing.

These types of flashbacks are used primarily in popular anime/manga to build suspense or burn episode time. ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', in particular, uses this trope almost religiously.

Can be used in {{Flashback Episode}}s, as a character may recount an earlier episode in which he had an {{Epiphany Comeback}} or {{Heel Realization}}, usually leading to a scene of {{Fridge Horror}}. Can also be used to clarify certain instances of {{Offscreen Inertia}} scenes that were skipped in previous episodes.