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[[caption-width-right:350:The sequel just got PREQUELIER!]]

->'''Timon:''' Waaaait, wait wait wait, hold on a second. Three? What's with the three? No, no, no, the three has ''got'' to go.\\
'''Pumba:''' Timon, you can't use Two! There's already been a Two!\\
'''Timon:''' Mmm, you've got a point there, big fella. It's not a sequel, anyway.\\
'''Pumba:''' Yeah, more like a Behind-the-scene-quel!\\
'''Timon:''' A what-a-who-quel?\\
'''Pumba:''' Oh, you know, an Inbetween-quel!
-->-- [[http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi219087641 The Lion King 1˝ teaser]][[note]] The ironic fact being that [[FridgeLogic some countries saw the release of the film with the 3 still on the end]][[/note]].

Also called a Midquel, this is, quite simply, when a new entry in a series is a sequel to one existing entry, and a {{prequel}} to another, or alternatively takes place during a TimeSkip in an earlier entry rather than continuing the story. This device is often used to expand a portion of the story only touched upon in other entries, or if more story is desired but there's no logical place for it either before the beginning or after the end. Happens ''a lot'' in VideoGames, since story has only recently become a major part of design. A more cynical creator might use it to cash in on a franchise without having to advance the StoryArc. [[CapcomSequelStagnation Not that we want to name names, or anything...]]

Compare {{Prequel}}, POVSequel.
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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop TheMovie'' is set sometime during the last third of the TV series and features the team at the high point of their arc before things all start coming apart.
** Specifically, it occurs between episodes 22 and 23, judging from background details ("Cowboy Andy" in the samurai getup he adopted after 22, the events of 23 not yet happening).
* Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos is set during the events of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* One of the manga adaptations of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', ''Jet Black Flowers'', is set between the two seasons, as are the side-story {{OVA}}s to be included on the second season [=DVDs=].
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'' manga has two. ''Shin Getter Robo'' was made because KenIshikawa wanted to explain how thigs went from ''Getter Robo G'' to the shape they were in ''Getter Robo Go'' and answer such question as why Ryoma was scared of Getter Rays in ''Go'' or what happened to Benkei. Then there's ''Getter Robio Hien: An Earth Suicide'', based on Ishikawa notes, set between ''Go'' and ''Getter Robo Ark''.
* Franchise/{{Gundam}} is full of those, most notably with ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'', set between the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', explaining the origins of Titans, antagonists from Zeta. There are also several [[HeroOfAnotherStory sidestories]] taking place during first Gundam.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' on similiar note has ''Gundam SEED Astray'' manga, which takes place during events of SEED and tie several of it's loose ends. Which itself has two interequels, who were published at the same time as original manga - ''Red Frame'' manga and ''Blue Frame'' novel, focusing more on the pilot of titular mecha, overlaping with Astray at several points.
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'': After ending up the series, the creator published ''Shonan - 14 Days'', which happens between two arcs of the original run.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' takes place after the Buu saga, but before the actual end of the manga, which was a DistantFinale.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* All of the Series/{{Firefly}} comics, apart from ''Float Out'' take place between the end of the series and TheMovie.
* The "Spike" comics take place near the end of the last season of Series/{{Angel}}... sort of. They're not exactly {{canon}}, which is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
* ''The Arrival'' takes place between and during episodes of season 1 of ''TransformersAnimated'', except the last issue, ''Rise of Safeguard'', which takes place between the third and seventh episodes of season two.
* Disney used the term "inbetweenquels" for all the "B" (and in one case, "C") chapters of DonRosa's ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''.
* Some of the ''Gargoyles'' comics have references to the show's episodes, giving a rough idea of where the comics fall into the continuity.
* MarvelComics produced ''Amazing Fantasy #16-18'' in the 1990s to bridge the gap between Spider-Man's debut in ''Amazing Fantasy #15'' and ''The Amazing Spider-Man #1'', where his adventures continued due to ''Amazing Fantasy'' being canceled.
* ''Comicbook/NightmaresOnElmStreet'' is set between the fifth and sixth ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Elm Street]]'' films, and gives a closure to most of the previous main characters.
* In between ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and its SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are several comic book series, consisting of "The Promise", "The Search", "Rebound" and "The Rift". All of them [[TheBusCameBack bring back]] characters who were PutOnABus, explain what the main characters did after the original series ended, and overall tie both series together. "Rebound" is notable for not only giving Mai ADayInTheLimelight, but also being an interquel ''within'' an interquel, as it takes place either in-between or alongside the plots of "The Promise" and "The Search".
** The original series also has comic stories of its own, that take place in between episodes of the actual show. Even though they aren't needed to understand the story, they do give important info about canonical characters and what happened to them before the end of the show, and expand on what said show couldn't elaborate on.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* Many fanfics are Interquels to segments of their {{Canon}}, meant to explore {{TimeSkip}}s or omissions.
* FanFic/IntoTheHedge is this for FanFic/DividedRainbow, taking place between its 25th and 26th chapters.
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[[folder: Film]]
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series has done this twice.
** A short film released on the ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'' DVD set chronicles police officer Brian's journey from Los Angeles, as he's become a wanted man for helping Dominic escape at the end of the first film. He ends up in Florida, which is where the sequel begins.
** This has been the basic pattern for films four through six, respectively ''Fast and Furious'', ''Fast Five'' and ''Fast and Furious 6''. In the sixth movie the timelines converge with the previously last chronological installment [[spoiler:when Han dies]], ''The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift''. The upcoming (but delayed due to Paul Walker's sudden death at the age of 40) seventh film is the first straight sequel again.
* The short ''Rings'', available on the ''Film/TheRing'' Special Edition DVD, chronicles the journey of the deadly VHS made to get into the hands of the unlucky victim in ''Film/TheRing 2''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' works:
** As with the ongoing TV series, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is set between ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. Which themselves are interquels between ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and ''Film/ANewHope''.
** The original mini-episode series ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' which broadcast 2003-2005 (in 2D) is the bridge/interquel for [=AotC=] and [=RotS=]. The second cartoon series "Star Wars: ''The'' Clone Wars" (in 3D) is an interquel to ''this'' series, since all of these episodes are supposed to take place within the last episode of the first Clone Wars series, as "all the stories of Kenobi and Skywalker" that they couldn't tell at that time.
** Both the planned ''Star Wars'' TV series and the video game series ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' are set between the trilogies (between [=RotS=] and ANH).
* ''Film/LChangeTheWorld'' is a variation of this. The bulk of it doesn't take place between the two Manga/DeathNote movies, but between two scenes of the second movie.
* The DirectToVideo film, ''MarleyAndMe: The Puppy Years'' is about what the title says and also Marley is SuddenlyVoiced.
* Although the films in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse are standalone for the most part, their internal chronology makes ''Film/IronMan2'' an interquel as it takes place before and during the events of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' and ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
* Technically, ''Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire'' is set concurrently to ''Film/ThreeHundred'', as the Battle of Salamis took place before the battle of Plataea. As such, scenes from ''300'' are mentioned as happening off screen (as they are happening simulatenously {{in-universe}}), as well as a number of in-jokes.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' - The entirety of the fifth (or third) book, ''The Horse and His Boy'', occurs in the middle of the TimeSkip before the final chapter of the first (or second) book, ''The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe''. The Pevensie siblings are twentysomething kings and queens, and they haven't returned to England and de-aged yet.
* The ''{{Redwall}}'' series has a bunch of these, particularly for Martin's lifetime. He was one busy mouse.
* Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman are currently releasing a new {{Dragonlance}} trilogy (''The Lost Chronicles'') that fill in the gaps between the books in the original ''Dragonlance Chronicles'' trilogy.
* The eighth novel of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', ''Literature/TheWindThroughTheKeyhole'' takes place chronologically between the fourth and fifth novels of the series.
* Because the books in Steven Brust's ''Vlad Taltos ({{Dragaera}})'' novels are not written in chronological order, the majority of them are interquels. ''Dragon'' deserves special mention, as due to its telling of multiple separate-but-related plots, it takes place both before ''and'' after the book ''Yendi''.
* Orson Scott Card loves doing this with his books. The entire "Shadow" series (Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hedgemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant) all take place alongside/in-between Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, and Xenocide.
** The Other Wiki has a good summary picture of the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/Enderverse.png ridiculous chronology.]]
* The Alan Quatermain books by Creator/HRiderHaggard. The first, ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', introduces the character, already an old man; the second, ''Alan Quatermain'', kills him off. Some of the other books in the series fall between them, although most tell of his younger days.
* This trope is a major feature of the Literature/{{Deryni}} portion of Creator/KatherineKurtz's works. Several short stories, the Heirs of Camber trilogy (published 1989-1994) and the Childe Morgan trilogy (first published in 2003 and still incomplete as of 2011) are set between the Camber trilogy (published 1976-1981) and The Chronicles of the Deryni trilogy (published 1970-1973).
* Both volumes of Brian Lumley's aptly-titles ''{{Necroscope}}: The Lost Years'' take place during the {{timeskip}} between the second and third ''Necroscope'' books.
** Due to how he [[DownerEnding ended]] the [[DistantFinale series]], his subsequent short stories and novellas have all been plugging into barely there gaps too.
* Robert Lynn Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series got one, ''Myth-ion Improbable'', published in 2001 and set between the third and fourth books (released in 1982 & 1983, respectively). The previous book, published in 1995, had ended on a cliffhanger, and Asprin felt he needed to get used to writing the characters again before he could deal with the situation properly.
* In a probably rare occurrence, the TheHanSoloTrilogy of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse manages to be an interquel, an outerquel, and a prequel. The trilogy as a whole was a prequel to ST:ANH as it ended just before Han met Luke and Obi-Wan. But there were already books that told of Han's adventures before ST:ANH. The "Han Solo Trilogy" puts these older novels between the second and third new novels. So the third new novel is an interquel between the old novels and the movie and the trilogy is an outerquel to the older novels.
** The Star Wars EU is packed with interquels, really. TimothyZahn's TheThrawnTrilogy took place five years after ReturnOfTheJedi; the New Republic was still fighting a defiant Empire, the Empire's capital world had been taken over, Han and Leia had married. When this trilogy jumpstarted the EU, and a lot of novels explored the years after that, others took on the intervening space. And there's always [[IncrediblyLamePun intervening space]] and new stories to tell.
** Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire is worth noting as a multimedia interquel designed to have every tie-in a movie set between ESB and ROTJ would have - a {{Novelization}}, a video game, a six-issue comic book, a soundtrack, toys, trading cards - without the movie. There was even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we7B9hFO308 a trailer.]]
** Years after ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' was concluded, the story/homework assignment ''Death in the Slave Pits of Lorrd, or How I Spent My Inter-Term Break'', was written to fill the gap between ''Army of Terror'' and ''The Brain Spiders''.
* The Dresden Files book "Side Jobs" contains several stories that took place between one story and another and quite conveniently tells the reader exactly where they fall in the series chronology.
* All the Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures and Literature/PastDoctorAdventures are in the gaps between TV episodes. The final Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel, ''The Gallifrey Chronicles'', was released in June 2005, when the revival series and its NewSeriesAdventures tie-in line with the Ninth Doctor had started.
* The ''Literature/MaryRussell'' series, in ''O Jerusalem'', goes back and explores what [[SherlockHolmes Holmes]] and Russell did while they were hiding out in Jerusalem in the middle of the first book.
* More than a third of Bernard Cornwell's ''{{Sharpe}}'' novels were written to slot between the existing stories, often expanding on {{NoodleIncident}}s or historical events that occurred geographically and temporally close to previous novels.
* The first book in the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series actually starts the chronologically latest {{arc}} (9th Pass). Everything since then has been an interquel between a chronologically earlier title and the 9th Pass.
* A majority of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' ExpandedUniverse is made of interquels, many of which take place between ''[[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' and ''TheNewProphecy''.
* ''Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman'' is set 80 years after the second part of ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'', but over five centuries before the third and final part.
* The Literature/HonorHarrington series has been a briar patch of sequels and interquels since book 10, as a dramatic expansion of the plot led to the creation of not one but two subsidiary series that overlap with the main plot books, which themselves overlap each other- for instance, the thirteenth book begins about a month before the twelfth book ended, only catching up about a third of the way in. If one didn't get into the series before the expansion they'll have a hard time understanding it all.
* Book four of ''RangersApprentice'' has Will going back to Araluen, still Halt's apprentice. Book five skips about five years and sees Will getting his first assignment as a fully-fledged Ranger. JohnFlanagan said that while he was writing book six, he realised missed an entire story there, so he wrote book seven, which details Will's final months as an apprentice and his graduation. Book eight continues where six left off.
* ''Literature/MaryPoppins in the Park'' contains stories set in between various chapters of the first three books.
* ''[[Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey Captain Blood: His Odyssey]]'' has [[EarnYourHappyEnding a very satisfying final]]. Continuing after that would have diluted the effect. Not to mention a possible moral dilemma of Peter Blood going against his former friends. But readers wanted more Captain Blood, and Creator/RafaelSabatini wrote 15 shorter stories set between the chapters of the original novel. Those were collected as ''Captain Blood Returns'' (retitled ''The Chronicles of Captain Blood'' in Britain) and ''The Fortunes of Captain Blood''.
* ''Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold'' has several times backtracked and filled the gaps between her earlier novels of Literature/VorkosiganSaga. Given that Bujold originally hoped to skip decades and centuries between novels, but ended up chronicling the life of Miles, there had to be a lot to fill:
** ''Barrayar'' (1991), set between her debut ''Shards of Honor'' and ''The Warrior's Apprentice'' (both 1986), shortly after ''Shards''. Retconned several details mentioned in passing in ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', but becoming important in post-''Barrayar'' books.
** ''Mountains of Mouring'' novella (1989), set shortly after ''The Warrior's Apprentice'' (1986). The scope of the story is so small, its events affect nothing and only get revisited once, in ''Memory'' (1997), which is choke full of {{continuity nod}}s and [[CallBack callbacks]]. However, the story defines the subject of mutations and mutation phobia, a Barrayar's [[PlanetOfHats hat]], which was rather hazy in earlier novels.
** ''The Vor Game'' (1990), between ''The Warrior's Apprentice'' and ''Ethan of Athos'' (both 1986). The latter seemed to imply that the transition from Oseran Free Mercenary Fleet to the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet was easy and Naismith's authority wasn't challenged later. ''The Vor Game'' tells how far from the truth that is. Amazingly, nothing was retconned.
** ''Cetaganda'' (1996), midway between ''The Vor Game'' (1990) and ''Ethan of Athos'' (1986). Drastically changed the nature of Barrayar's arch-enemy -- Cetagandan Empire -- profoundly affecting every subsequent book. Also explained Dendarii involvement in the events of ''Ethan of Athos''.
** ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' (2013), between ''Diplomatic Immunity'' (2002) and ''Cryoburn'' (2010). Since ''Cryoburn'' is set far from Barrayar, it is plausible that the evens of ''Alliance'' are never mentioned.
* ''Literature/StarTrekFederation'' follows story threads in three different time periods that eventually merge. Of those, two storylines qualify. The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' storyline picks up just after [[Recap/StarTrekS2E10JourneyToBabel "Journey to Babel"]] in the middle of season 2, with Kirk recuperating in sickbay from being stabbed by Thelev. The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' storyline starts in the epilogue of [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E23Sarek "Sarek"]] near the end of season 3 as Sarek and Perrin are leaving the ship.
* ''[[Literature/DetectiveJoeSandilands The Palace Tiger]]'' takes place between chapters 27 and 28 of ''[[Literature/DetectiveJoeSandilands Ragtime in Simla]]''. There is a time skip between chapters during which Sandilands goes from Simla to a steamship bound for France, and mentions in passing that he was sent to deal with 'an incident in the northwest' while aboard. ''The Palace Tiger'' covers that incident.
* The Franchise/SherlockHolmes novella ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' was written as an explicit Interquel as the author had ostensibly killed Holmes off in the short story "The Final Problem" but felt like revisiting the character. [[spoiler:He revived Holmes for real in "The Empty House" three years later.]]
* John Gardner's last ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel ''Literature/{{COLD}}'' is divided into two parts, the first being set 1990, which is right after the [[Literature/WinLoseOrDie ninth]] and before the [[Literature/{{Brokenclaw}} eleventh]] book of his, and has Bond learning about the eponymous organization. The second half of the novel is set right after the his previous non-novelization effort, ''Literature/SeaFire''.
* ''Literature/{{Brotherband}}'' takes place in the same universe as ''Literature/RangersApprentice''. It takes place after book 4 (where Erak was elected Oberjarl), and before book 10 (where Hal's achievements are discussed).
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Two of the ''Series/BabylonFive'' movies, ''Thirdspace'' and ''[[Babylon5TheLostTales The Lost Tales]]'', are both interquels. ''Thirdspace'' takes place [[ContinuitySnarl somewhere]] in the fourth season, and ''The Lost Tales'' takes place between the final season's penultimate episode and the series finale (mind you, there was an eighteen year TimeSkip between the last two episodes).
* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]: [[TheMovie Razor]]'' has an [[TwoLinesNoWaiting A plot]] which takes place between the Season Two episodes ''The Captain's Hand'' and ''Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I'', a B plot that takes place between the time of the Miniseries pilot and the first eight-or-so episodes of Season One, and a C plot that takes place during the Cylon War.
** They did it again with ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaBloodAndChrome'' which is based at the time of the original Cylon Wars, which is between the beginning of the mini-series and the prequel SpinOff ''Series/{{Caprica}}''.
* ''Technically,'' every ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series between ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' (taking place in the year 2025) and the ''actual'' year 2025 will be one of these.
* A twenty-minute midquel released before season 6 of ''Series/TheShield'' follows up on the events of the fifth-season finale. The Strike Team attends the funeral of their colleague, [[spoiler:Curtis "Lem" Lemansky]], and reflect on his time with the group.
* ''Series/TheThornBirds'' miniseries has a TimeSkip after the birth of Dane, Meggie's son, till when he and his sister Justine are in their late teens. A 1996 miniseries titled, appropriately, ''The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years'' was meant to depict the events of those 19 years. The problem is, none of the original cast, save Richard Chamberlain, was present, and the storyline and characterizations were completely inconsistent with both the original miniseries and the book on which it was based.
* The ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Flashback" has Tuvok [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flashing back]] to his time on the USS ''Excelsior'' during the events of ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. In his recollection, the ''Excelsior'' was being pursued by the Klingon captain Kang while they were to rendezvous with the USS ''Enterprise'' at Khitomer.
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[[folder: Multiple Media]]
* ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' takes place between ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''ReturnOfTheJedi''
** And ''TheForceUnleashed'' takes place between the ''StarWars'' prequel trilogy and the original trilogy.
* The two-part comic ''Portal 2: Lab Rat'' bridges the gap between the video games ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.
* The comic ''Tron Betrayal,'' the game ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'', and the upcoming Tron Uprising animated series spell out what happened between the two movies.
* The graphic novel series ''Comicbook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise'' bridges the gap between the animated series ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and its SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra.''
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[[folder: Radio]]
* ''Radio/TorchwoodTheLostFiles'' was set between series 2 of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' and the miniseries ''Children of Earth'' [[spoiler: except the last one]] since the team [[spoiler:ceases to exist]] at the end of ''Children of Earth'' and [[spoiler:wasn't reformed until ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'']]. Also, this means that [[spoiler:Ianto can be in it]].
* The Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and post-2005, Eighth Doctor AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho stories are set in the gap between episodes of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' TV series that have already been chronicled. There's also a series of Fourth Doctor audio dramas produced by BBC Audio released from 2009 onwards.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series is set between the very first ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' and the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' series. The more recent ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' series is a NonLinearSequel set after ''Street Fighter II'', but before the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''.
* Given that the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series covers nearly 950 years of time, the majority of entries are interquels of two pre-existing games.
** Thus far, ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Lament of Innocence]]'' is the first, and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Dawn of Sorrow]]'' is the last. Given the nature of both of those games, it's likely that any future games will be interquels between those two.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''.
** When the ''Oracle'' games came out, they were ''direct'' interquels between ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link To The Past]]'' and ''Link's Awakening''
** The ''Oracle'' games also hold the distinction of being direct sequels to '''each other''' via NewGamePlus.
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
** The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' trilogy, that take place between ''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid1}} Metroid]]'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'', and within that, ''Metroid Prime Hunters'', which by WordOfGod takes place between ''Prime'' and ''Prime 2''.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' takes place between ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' is both a prequel and a sequel ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''. The first half takes place a day before the events of ''[=RE2=]'', but then Jill falls unconscious for a whole day after she gets infected by the Nemesis. The events of ''[=RE2=]'' transpire during the whole day that Jill is asleep and she regains consciousness after those events are over.
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'' takes place between the first game and the second.
* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Thracia 776]]'' (the fifth FE released) takes place between shortly before chapter six and the end of chapter eight of the previous game, ''Genealogy of the Holy War''.
* ''[[Franchise/JakAndDaxter Daxter]]'' shows how the eponymous sidekick managed to bust Jak out between the first and second games.
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' takes place before and after the events of the third game, ''Trials and Tribulations'', and is itself a prequel to ''Apollo Justice''.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' is an interquel taking place near the end of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', overlapping ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', and ending right before the beginning of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* ''MortalKombat: Shaolin Monks'' is an interquel that starts with a retelling of the first game and leads up to the events of the second game.
* The Unnkulia games had a prequel (Unnkulia Zero), followed by an Interquel (Unnkulia One Half).
* ''NinjaGaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom'' is actually an interquel set between the first NES game and ''Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos''. While the English version's manual does somewhat imply that the game is set before ''Ninja Gaiden II'', most people didn't notice it and assumed that ''Ninja Gaiden III'' was a standard sequel. The Japanese version always had it clear that it was an interquel.
* ''[[MegaManBattleNetwork Mega Man Network Transmission]]'''s story takes place between the events of ''Battle Network'' and ''Battle Network 2.'' The game was released after ''Battle Network 3''.
* Most of the Caverns of Time missions in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft fit this description. The Caverns of Time allows players to visit points in Azeroth's history mostly to help the Bronze Dragonflight prevent the mysterious Infinite Dragonflight from altering the past. Of the four Caverns of Time instances, one takes place before any of the Warcraft games (Opening the Dark Portal), making it a {{Prequel}}. Two more instances recreate and expand on key campaigns in Warcraft III (Culling of Stratholme and Battle for Mount Hyjal), making them arguably Interquels or arguably {{POV Sequel}}s, depending on whether you regard the original versions as [[TimeyWimeyBall the real timeline]] or the Caverns of Time versions. The remaining one, Escape from Durnholde Keep, is definitely an Interquel, set years after Warcraft II and years before Warcraft III and featuring a storyline never shown in any released game.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'' takes place after the classic games and before VideoGame/SonicAdventure.
** Since Knuckles was introduced in-story in [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic 3 & Knuckles]] and Metal Sonic was destroyed in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' and wasn't rebuilt until ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'', classic games featuring both Metal and Knuckles such as ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTripleTrouble'' must take place between Sonic 3 and Sonic CD. Sonic 3 would also effectively be this between ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' and Sonic CD.
* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' takes place during ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. Specifically, right after Master Chief goes through a slip space rupture from Earth to the second Halo.
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' could possibly be considered this, as it chronologically takes place between ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' and ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''.
* ''Trilby's Notes'' and ''6 Days A Sacrifice'', the final two games of the VideoGame/ChzoMythos, are both interquels to the first two games. What is interesting is that 6 Days A Sacrifice includes a part that makes takes place after the second game, set after 6 Days, technically making it part-sequel.
* Both versions of ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} IV'' are set after ''I'' and ''II'', but before ''Wanderers From Ys'' / ''The Oath in Felghana''.
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar - Ghost of Sparta'' on PSP is set between the 1st and 2nd games in the series.
* In between ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' and ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' are ''VideoGame/DeadSpaceExtraction'' developed for the Wii and an interquel also named ''Dead Space'' for the [[IOSGames iPhone]].
* SpiderManShatteredDimensions has a plot which works its way between existing story arcs of the comics, evidenced by the presence of certain characters who died in their canon. Deadpool even lampshades this by asking ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan where he thinks the game fits into the canon.
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooieGruntysRevenge'' took place in-between the two Nintendo 64 games ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' and ''Banjo-Tooie''.
* ''Forever Kingdom'' is an interesting example. It is a {{Prequel}} to ''Evergrace'', chronicling the events of the main character Darius before the original game. However, those events are happening concurrently to Sharline's path through ''Evergrace'', which took place before Darius', making it both a Prequel AND an Interquel to the original game.
* ''The VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead 4'' is an interesting case. Although ostensibly a midquel taking place before ''3'', it's probably more accurate to call it a ''replacement'' for ''3''. Apparently big {{time skip}}s were all the rage at the time ''3'' came out (cf. ''Tekken 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves''); Sega realized that there really wasn't anywhere to go from there, and so decided to make ''4'' a more traditional follow-up to ''2''.
* ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' provides a look at the time between the StarWars prequel and original trilogies.
* The [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire third]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl fourth]] generations of Pokémon take place at the same time as [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue first]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver second]] generations. The [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite fifth one]] is a pure sequel, taking place a few years after Gen II/IV.
* ''VideoGame/DarksidersII'' is set in the same timeframe as ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}''. In this case, it follows Death's adventures through the underworld while War is busy on Earth ([[ApocalypseHow Or at least what's left of it]]).
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' are both interquels set between ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' and the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', covering Big Boss' exploits between his Cold War days and the Outer Heaven crisis. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' is said to be the last of these interquels, being set only a decade prior to the original ''Metal Gear''.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] to be an interquel between ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Sons of Liberty]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Guns of the Patriots]]'', explaining how Raiden become a cyborg, and the story itself much [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] than the final version. After Kojima handed the concept to Creator/PlatinumGames, it became a sequel to ''Guns of the Patriots''.
** The [[MissingEpisode basically unobtainable]] ''Metal Gear Solid Mobile'' was set between ''Metal Gear Solid'' and ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' and pits Snake against an AI version of Otacon, amongst other things.
* The ''VideoGame/MegaMan8BitDeathmatch'' adaptation of ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' plays this up for what it's worth, according to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0TPBPqjhgE the teaser trailer]]. Taking place after the events of ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'', a robot expiration date law would be coming into existance in weeks in response to Dr. Wily's repeated robot reprogrammings, and King initiates a campaign for robot rights. Of course, by ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'', [[DoomedByCanon the law is already in effect]].
* ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead: 400 Days'' explores the game world from a perspective outside of the main duo of Lee and Clementine, subtly bridging the overarching storyline between the seasons 1 and 2 as well as setting up future threads to be explored.
* ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' takes place between the first and second game and deals with Handsome Jack's [[StartOfDarkness rise to power]] with the help of four lieutenants, two of which are bosses in the second game and one of which is from the General Knoxx DLC of the first game.
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' takes place between Ezio's era and Connor's.
** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' takes place between ''Black Flag'' and before and partially during Connor's portion of ''Assassin's Creed III''.
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* ''TheDreamer'' has short stories that can be read as these and as ADayInTheLimelight stories.
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* DisneyAnimatedCanon
** Most deliberately coined with the title ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf''- although ironically in TVTropes terms, it's more of a POVSequel.
*** With a touch of Point-Of-View prequel since some of it takes place before the movie (the section before Timon meets Pumbaa).
** The two ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' direct-to-video titles, ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' and ''Belle's Magical World'', are these, taking place during Belle's long stay in the Beast's castle in the original film. This is likely because the nature of the HappilyEverAfter ending, in which everyone in the castle changes back into humans, makes sequels pointless. Considering Disney has done quite a few sequels set after the characters had their happily ever afters, it's more likely that they thought nobody would want a B&tB movie without a Beast and singing furniture in it. Which is a fair assement, seeing how many people prefer the Beast over his human form.
** ''Disney/{{Bambi}} 2'' is an interquel because it takes place right inbetween when Bambi's mom dies and when it instantly shifts to happy springtime songs. Apparently more than a few people thought the first movie was a little too quick in the mood change.
** The same goes for ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound 2''.
** And ''Disney/{{Tarzan}} 2''.
** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch'' and its accompanying short film ''The Origin Of Stitch'' both take place after the first movie and before ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie''.
* Although ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' both take between ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', only the latter is actual an interquel; the first one was ''released'' between Episodes II and III.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is set between ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''Film/ANewHope''.
* ''{{Bionicle}} 3: Web of Shadows'' takes place within the last ten minutes of the previous movie (which is itself a {{Prequel}}, making it an Interquel on two levels).
* The DirectToVideo installments of the ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' series can be viewed as interquels between the first and the second movie.
* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' bridges the gap between the first and second films of ''Film/TheMatrix'' trilogy.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' is set in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', taking place between ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate'' and ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'' (two years before the latter, in fact, according to WordOfGod on a behind-the-scenes featurette).
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