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->'''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!
-->-- ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf''; [[http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi219087641 teaser]][[note]] The ironic fact being that some countries saw the release of the film with the 3 still on the end[[/note]].

Also called a Midquel, this can be one of two things: when a new entry in a series is a sequel to one existing entry, and a {{prequel}} to another, or when it 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...]]

Some people differentiate the two terms, referring to an "Interquel" as an entry happening strictly ''between'' two previous ones of the Franchise (it is a Sequel for one and a Prequel for the other), with a Midquel taking place ''within'' a single work of the Franchise (it is more like a subsection). But continuity may be sometimes so convoluted (depending of whether it is an ImmediateSequel or not), that establishing a work is in-between two others is probably fine enough.

Compare {{Prequel}}, POVSequel. Not to be confused with SimultaneousArcs which is a story that takes place at the same time as another story, but focusing on different characters.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/CowboyBebopKnockinOnHeavensDoor'' 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" has a cameo in the samurai getup he adopted in the last minute of 22, while the ShowWithinAShow "Big Shot" has not yet been cancelled as it was at the beginning of 23).
* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheSacredStarOfMilos'' 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 Creator/KenIshikawa wanted to explain how things 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'', ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' take place after the Buu saga, but before the actual end of the manga, which was a DistantFinale.
* The true GrandFinale ending to ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', takes place between the second-to-last chapter and the DistantFinale epilogue.
* ''[[Anime/PhantasyStarOnline2 Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation]]'' takes place during a TimeSkip in between ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2: EPISODE 3'' and ''EPISODE 4'' where the PlayerCharacter is in [[HumanPopsicle Cold Sleep]]. However, thanks to a combination of featuring a nearly-completely original cast and introducing ''Phantasy Star Online 2'' [[CelebrityParadox in-universe]], [[StealthPrequel you wouldn't know unless you followed both and picked up the hints.]]
* The second season of ''Manga/NonNonBiyori'', ''Non Non Biyori Repeat'', takes place in-between the events of the first season and covers chapters of the manga that weren't shown in the first season. Seeing as how the show is very much a relaxed slice-of-life, this manages not to feel forced or out of place.

[[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 ''WesternAnimation/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 Creator/DonRosa's ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''.
* Some of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' comics have references to the show's episodes, giving a rough idea of where the comics fall into the continuity.
* Creator/MarvelComics produced ''Amazing Fantasy #16-18'' in the 1990s to bridge the gap between ComicBook/SpiderMan'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 ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise The Promise]]'', ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSearch The Search]]'', ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderRebound Rebound]]'' and ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheRift 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.
* The ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers World]]'' storyline "Before Time Ran Out" takes place during the eight month TimeSkip that sets up "Time Runs Out", the lead-in to ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015''
* ''Comicbook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'' starts in 1939 and jumps forward a decade each chapter. ''Generations II'' starts in 1942 and jumps forward eleven years each chapter, interweaving with the earlier story.
* Several of Marvel's post-Disney buyout ''StarWars'' comics. ''Comicbook/StarWars'', ''Comicbook/StarWarsDarthVader'' and ''Comicbook/StarWarsPrincessLeia'' take place between ''Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', with ''Comicbook/StarWarsLando'' between ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''A New Hope'', ''Comicbook/StarWarsKanan'' between ''Revenge of the Sith'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', and ''ComicBook/StarWarsShatteredEmpire'' between ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' and ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* Marvel usually publishes prequel comics for their Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films. Barring the ones for films that are the first entries in their respective franchises, the comics usually serve as a bridge between the character's last cinematic appearance and their upcoming one.
* In 1966, various Marvel comics were reprinted in the UK in a magazine called ''Smash!''. They produced one original story, "Monster and the Matador!", which was set directly after [[Comicbook/TheAvengers "The Avengers meet Sub-Mariner!"]] (following [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], who was now stuck in Spain), which had originally been released almost three years earlier.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Many fanfics are interquels to segments of their {{canon}}, meant to explore {{Time Skip}}s or omissions.
* ''FanFic/IntoTheHedge'' is this for ''FanFic/DividedRainbow'', taking place between its 25th and 26th chapters.
* "Fanfic/ShakedownShenanigans" is set two years after ''Fanfic/FromBajorToTheBlack'' and three months or so before ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'', detailing how Eleya got the USS ''Bajor''.
* The FramingDevice in "Fanfic/RemembranceOfTheFallen" means that its semi-sequel "Fanfic/TheOnlyWayToGo" takes place ''between'' the two timeframes depicted in the previous story. Additionally the story takes place between two of the novella-length stories that make up the main series of ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters'', ''Fanfic/FacesInTheFlames'' and ''Fanfic/TheSignAtTheCrossroads''.
* In the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, ''Meteor Shower'' is a one-shot interquel, taking place during and slightly after the last three chapters of ''The Bug Princess''.
* "The Year of the Unicorn and the Emerald Princess" is this to ''[[Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook Skyhold Academy]]'', showing the events of that story from the point of view of three students at the eponymous school.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* The DirectToVideo installments of the ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' series can be viewed as interquels between the first and the second movie, as Fievel's family are still living in New York instead of the western frontier.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'' is an AnimatedAnthology film consisting of six-interlocked short episodes that is ([[ContinuitySnarl theoretically]]) set between the ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' films of the ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
* ''Toys/{{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), detailing how the Toa Metru returned to Metru Nui after finding the island of Mata Nui in order to bring the rest of the Matoran to safety.
* Sequels to the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** Most deliberately coined with the title ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' -- although ironically in Wiki/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 ''Disney/BellesMagicalWorld'', are these, taking place during Belle's long stay in the Beast's castle in the original film, though the former is told in flashback by the castle residents on the first Christmas after the curse was broken. Considering Disney has done quite a few sequels set after the characters had their {{happily ever after}}s, this is most likely because they thought nobody would want a B&tB movie without a Beast and singing furniture in it. This is a fair assessment, seeing how many people prefer the Beast over his human form.
** ''Disney/BambiII'' 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}} II''.
** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' and its accompanying short film ''The Origin of Stitch'' both take place after [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the first movie]] and before ''[[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries The Series]]''[='=] PilotMovie, ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' takes place between ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and its short film sequel ''Disney/TangledEverAfter''.
* At the end of the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' film, there's a gag with Scrat being stuck in an ice cube. The film skips two thousand years to show how he eventually defrosts and loses his famous acorn for the umpteenth time. And yet, this lone scene means that technically, all the sequels should be considered as a Midquel series of the first film. However, the gag only makes sense in the context of the first film (as a continuation of the previous scene when he got stuck), so despite it is not impossible to imagine he got frozen twice, it is also necessary to take in account that sequels were not intended at the time, and considering the little importance of the character, who is just a running gag to fill ellipses, most viewers prefer to flatly ignore this detail.
** The franchise also has two made-for-TV specials: ''[[ChristmasSpecial A Mammoth Christmas]]'', set between the [[WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs third]] and [[WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift fourth]] films, and ''[[EasterSpecial The Great Egg-Scapade]]'', set between the fourth and [[WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse fifth]] films.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' franchise has two [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] specials that take place in between the franchise's main movies; ''[[ChristmasSpecial Merry Madagascar]]'', and ''[[ValentinesDayEpisodes Madly Madagascar]]''. The former takes place in between the first and [[WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa second]] films, and the latter takes place in between the second and [[WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted third]] films.

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* 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 InUniverse), as well as a number of in-jokes.
* ''Film/DeadRisingWatchtower'' is set between the ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' and ''VideoGame/DeadRising3'' games, during the rise of the Phenotrans corporation and Frank West's short-lived brush with fame.
* ''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 seventh film is the first straight sequel again.
* Every single ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' movie after ''Film/HellraiserBloodline'' takes place in between that film's 1996 and 2127 segments.
* ''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. 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}}''. ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' also takes place between the first film and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
** Due to the circumstances behind the ending of ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' and ''Film/CaptainMarvel'' take place in earlier points in time.[[note]]Specifically, ''Ant-Man and the Wasp'' deals with the repercussions of Scott Lang's involvement in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', while ''Captain Marvel'' takes place in the 1990s.[[/note]]
* 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/TheRingTwo''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' works:
** The AllCGICartoon ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is set between ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. Which themselves are interquels between ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Similarly, the newer animated series ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' was originally set between ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''Film/ANewHope''. With the release of ''Film/RogueOne'', being an [[ImmediateSequel Immediate Prequel]] to ''A New Hope'', ''Rebels'' is now an Interquel between ''Revenge of the Sith'' and ''Rogue One''.
** ''Film/RogueOne'' is set just before ''A New Hope''.
** The upcoming ''Film/{{Solo}}'' is also set between ''Revenge of the Sith'' and ''A New Hope''.
* ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}: Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire'' takes places 70 years after the prequel ''Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse'' but years before the original film.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' takes us to 1955 in the hours leading up to the "Enchantment Under the Sea" Dance and the lightning storm in [[Film/BackToTheFuture the first film]].

* ''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 ''Literature/{{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 Literature/{{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 (Literature/{{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''.
* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' series: The entire "Shadow" series (''Literature/EndersShadow'', ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon'', ''Literature/ShadowPuppets'', ''Literature/ShadowOfTheGiant'') all take place alongside/in-between ''Ender's Game'', ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'', and ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}''. ''Literature/EnderInExile'' then goes back and expands on the last chapter of ''Ender's Game''.
* 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-titled ''Literature/{{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 and 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, ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'' of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse manages to be an interquel, an outerquel, and a prequel. The trilogy as a whole was a prequel to ''Film/ANewHope'' as it ended just before Han met Luke and Obi-Wan. But there were already books that told of Han's adventures before ''A New Hope''. 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. Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' took place five years after ''Film/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 ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Return of the Jedi'' 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.]] About a decade afterwards, ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' did the same thing between ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''A New Hope'', the primary difference being that the video game, rather than the novel, was the project's headliner.
** 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''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Side Jobs'' contains several short stories and novellas that take place between one book 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 ''[[Literature/WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' and ''[[Literature/WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy The New Prophecy]]''.
* ''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 ''Literature/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.
* ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'':
** ''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.
** All 23rd and early 24th century-set novels are interquels, either set between episodes/movies of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' or between the TOS movies and ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' novel ''Hollow Men'' was published in 2005, long after the series, but set during the Dominion War. To make the point, it used the "classic" [=DS9=] logo, rather than the version from the ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' novels.
* ''[[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.]]
* ''Literature/JamesBond''
** John Gardner's last ''Bond'' 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}} tenth]] 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/TriggerMortis'' by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz is set right after ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', placing it in the exact middle of Creator/IanFleming's original 14-book run.
** Charlie Higson's last work in the ''Literature/YoungBond'' spin-off series was the short story "A Hard Man to Kill", which is set between the [[Literature/HurricaneGold fourth]] and [[Literature/ByRoyalCommand fifth]] books of his, as it details Bond's return from his adventure in Mexico.
* ''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).
* ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' takes place in the same universe, and in the same time period, as ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'', as does most of the third volume in this series, ''Literature/MaddAddam''.
* In Elizabeth Lowell's medieval romance trilogy, the first book, "Untamed", ends with the heroine announcing her pregnancy to her husband, and the epilogue features the birth of their son. However, in the two subsequent books, the character is still pregnant, meaning that they take place in the interval between the two chapters.
* Due to retroactive connections and serializing vs finalized novels a significant portion of Creator/IsaacAsimov's output are in an ambiguous relation to this classification, but the two ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' prequels, (''Literature/PreludeToFoundation'' and ''Literature/ForwardTheFoundation'') and the Robots/Bailey sequel ''Literature/RobotsAndEmpire'' fall here. The prequels were written after the series were explicitly connected to one another, and picked up on ''Robots'' plot thread while covering Seldon's struggles with psychohistory and Trantorian society. ''Robots and Empire'' were part of connecting the series, and served to show how the Bailey setting (non-radioactive Earth, interstellar society dominated by the robot-using Spacers) began to transition towards the radioactive Earth and complete absence of robot-use of the ''Empire'' (set prior to, during the rise of, and at the height of, Trantor's Galactic Empire) and ''Foundation'' series.
* ''Tales From Literature/WatershipDown'' is about two-thirds {{prequel}} and/or [[ShowWithinAShow story within a story]] focusing on the adventures of rabbit folk hero El-ahrairah (sometimes using the Watership rabbits for a FramingDevice, sometimes not) to one-third stories filling in the gap between the last full chapter of ''Watership Down'' and the DistantFinale epilogue.
* ''VideoGame/StarControl: Interbellum'' takes place between the games ''Star Control II'' and the [[FanDiscontinuity nonexistent]] ''Star Control 3''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AgentCarter'' takes place between ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and the rest of the films in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
* Two of the ''Series/BabylonFive'' movies, ''Thirdspace'' and ''[[Recap/BabylonFiveTheLostTales01 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/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}: [[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.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** 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.
** While all of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is a prequel to the original ''Series/StarTrek'', the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In a Mirror Darkly]]" also serves as a sequel to the TOS episode "The Thollian Web", from the perspective of the relative timeline of the ''USS Defiant''.
** ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' has been confirmed to be taking place in the century between ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' and ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (closer to the latter).
* ''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.

[[folder:Multiple Media]]
* The graphic novel series ''Comicbook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise'' bridges the gap between the animated series ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and its SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra.''
* The two-part comic ''Portal 2: Lab Rat'' bridges the gap between the video games ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' takes place between ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''
** And ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' takes place between the ''Star Wars'' prequel trilogy and the original trilogy.
* The comic ''Tron Betrayal,'' the game ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'', and the upcoming Tron Uprising animated series spell out what happened between the two movies.
* The ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip story "Emperor of the Daleks" is specifically intended to explain what happened to recurring villain Davros between "Revelation of the Daleks" and "Remembrance of the Daleks".

* ''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.
** The drama "Davros" is specifically an Interquel between the TV stories "Resurrection of the Daleks" and "Revelations of the Daleks", from Davros's point of view.

* The stunning, lightning-fast plot of ''Literature/TheProgeny'' take place in between Sophocles's first two Oedipus plays and his first play, ''Theatre/Antigone''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Videogame/BladeRunner'' takes place [[Film/BladeRunner during the events of the 1982 film]], and several characters from the film, such as Tyrell and Leon, will be encountered.
* 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''. And the most recent ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' is an interquel between ''IV'' and '''III''.
* 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/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow 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'' as a whole is [[NonLinearSequel a series of both disconnected and connected stories on a branching timeline]], with ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' at the very beginning and ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink Zelda II]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' at the end of their respective branches (denoted as Downfall Era/Child Era/Adult Era, branching off from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'').
** As for explicit Interquels (i.e, [[LegacyCharacter having the same Link]]), the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle games]]'' not only take place between ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', but also hold the distinction of being direct sequels to '''each other''' via NewGamePlus.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' takes place centuries after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' and acts as an indirect sequel to it, but still takes place before [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the first]] [[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink two games]].
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' has all games with the ''Prime'' moniker take place between ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus''. Within that, there's ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'', which takes place between ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Prime]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Prime 2]]''.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' takes place between ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', the first game in the series since ''Fusion'' to take place after ''Super''.
* ''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.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2:'' The main game is set in between ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. The bonus episodes are set between episodes 3 and 4 of the main game.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry4'' takes place between the [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry1 first game]] and [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry2 the second]]. Likewise for ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', set between the first game and the fourth.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' (the fifth ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' released) takes place between shortly before chapter six and the end of chapter eight of the previous game, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Daxter}}'' shows how the eponymous sidekick managed to bust Jak out between the first ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' and ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade''.
* ''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''.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatShaolinMonks'' 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).
* ''VideoGame/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.
* ''[[VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' (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 ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'' and years before ''Warcraft III'' and featuring a storyline never shown in any released game.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' takes place after ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' and before ''VideoGame/SonicBattle''
** ''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''.
*** Or the more likely alternative (given Sonic CD's release date vs. Sonic 3) the games featuring Metal Sonic and Knuckles take place between '''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4''' and ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure.'' Either way, those games still count.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** ''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 after the second level of the latter game.
** ''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'' / ''Videogame/YsTheOathInFelghana''.
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarGhostOfSparta'' on PSP is set between the [[VideoGame/GodOfWar first]] and [[VideoGame/GodOfWarII second]] games in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries''.
* 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]].
* ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie''.
* ''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''. That doesn't stop one of the endings from telling you continue the adventure on House of the Dead 3, however.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' video games are just as prone to this as other media:
** ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' provides a look at the time between the ''Star Wars'' prequel and original trilogies.
** The first ''VideoGame/DarkForces'' is essentially an outerquel to ''Film/ANewHope'' in particular, with the first mission involving Kyle Katarn stealing the plans to the Death Star for the Rebellion, and the rest taking place after they've put those to good use and blown it up.
** The video game adaptation of ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' is in effect one of these to itself, with a few levels showing events that weren't featured in the novel or comic, or showing them from Dash's point of view (UnreliableNarrator notwithstanding, such as the Gall Spaceport level).
** ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefrontII''[='=]s campaign stretches from all across the finale of ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' (the optional training mission is set during the Battle of Geonosis) to the opening of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (the final mission is set during the Battle of Hoth).
** ''VideoGame/RepublicCommando'' as well, with its first mission set during Geonosis from ''Attack of the Clones'', the second mission set sometime later, and the third mission set just before the proper battle for Kashyyyk from ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
** ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsSecretsOfTheEmpire Secrets of the Empire]]'' is set sometime prior to ''Film/RogueOne'', and after ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. Its timeline relation to ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is unknown.
* The [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire third]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl fourth]] generations of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' take place at the same time as respectively the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue first]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver second]] generations; in the third generation it's just sort of implied, but the fourth makes it explicit by starting with your character watching a news report about the red Gyarados created by Team Rocket in ''Gold/Silver'' and ''Crystal''. The [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite fifth one]] onwards are pure sequels, each taking place two or three years after the previous generation.
* ''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 [[ApocalypseHow what's left of Earth]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' are both interquels set between ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' and the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', 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 seven years 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 existence 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]].
** The UsefulNotes/GameBoy ''Mega Man'' games could be Interquels, set between the main games. ''VideoGame/MegaManDrWilysRevenge'' between ''2'' and ''3''; ''VideoGame/MegaManII'' between ''3'' and ''4''; ''Videogame/MegaManIII'' between ''4'' and ''5''; ''MegaManIV'' between ''5'' and ''6''; and ''Videogame/MegaManV'' probably between ''5'' and ''6'', but could be anytime between ''5'' and ''9''. Or they could be {{Gaiden Game}}s. It's not really clear.
* ''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. ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' reveals that the Pre-Sequel is also an interquel to the Tales games, with episode 3 showing [[spoiler:Athena being captured by Brick and Mordecai in order to set up the FramingDevice of the Pre-Sequel]].
* ''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''.
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' decided to make the jump from [[NextSundayAD maybe one year ahead of release]] like the previous two games to a full 40 years in the future. With the exception of ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat Zero|TheBelkanWar}}'' (a prequel to [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar the fifth game]] that's technically concurrent to the not-quite-canon [[VideoGame/AirCombat original]]), ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'' (a remake of ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'') and [[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault the ones]] [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon set in]] the [[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity real world]], every game in the series since has technically been an interquel between ''Ace Combat 2'' and ''3''.
** ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXiSkiesOfIncursion Skies of Incursion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' are explicitly interquels, with the former putting you in control of a pilot you flew with for one mission in ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception Skies of Deception]]'', and the latter consisting of your squadron covertly influencing the wars depicted in the [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies fourth]] through [[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation sixth]] games.
** ''VideoGame/AceCombat7SkiesUnknown'' is set in 2020, making its conflict concurrent with the Leasath-Aurelian War from ''Skies of Deception/Incursion''.
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGateSiegeOfDragonspear'' is technically an add-on to [[VideoGame/BaldursGate the first Baldur's Gate]], but story-wise, it's an interquel to bridge the gap between that game and [[VideoGame/BaldursGateII the sequel]] (both of which were released more than a decade earlier).
* ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'' take place between ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'s'' ending and ''Golden's'' epilogue.
* ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' is an odd example: it takes place in a PlaceBeyondTime, but the characters (the main casts of ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4'') are transported there from around the third quarter of their original games' timelines.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' has an expansion appropriately called The Missing Link, about a particular period of time spent by the protagonist unaccounted for in the main game.
* ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas 2'' manages this twice over. The prologue mission is set in 2005, the same year that the events of the earlier ''Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield'' began. The rest of the game is in early July 2010, during the same time period as the first ''Vegas'': four missions are set a few hours beforehand, one mission is set concurrently, and then the final mission is set a day or so afterwards.
* In the ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' Sands of Times series, ''VideoGame/BattlesOfPrinceOfPersia'' takes place in the 7 years gap between ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' with the exception of the first level taking place right before the former game. Three of the [[ReformulatedGame four different versions]] of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheForgottenSands'' (360/PC/PS3, Wii and PSP) take place between ''Sands of Time'' and ''Battles'', before the Prince first met the Dahaka to be precise. The specific order of those three games is unclear because they don't reference each others. The DS version on the other hand [[spoiler: is a StealthSequel to ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'' and the last story in the timeline]].
* ''VideoGame/XCOMInterceptor'' was released in 1998 and takes place between the events of ''X-COM: Terror from the Deep'' (1995) and ''X-COM: Apocalypse'' (1997). It's also a flight sim with some base management instead of a TurnBasedStrategy. The game makes references to ''Apocalypse'' and the cancelled ''X-COM: Alliance''.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' (released 2009) takes place between ''Trials and Tribulations'' (2004) and ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' (2007). Specifically, one month after the events of the former and [[TimeSkip seven years]] before the latter.
* The ''VisualNovel/SteinsGateZero'' is this for ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''.
* ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' takes place 1 year after ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' and [[spoiler:''45'']] years before ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', although this is [[TimeyWimeyBall complicated]] by [[spoiler:Sigma and Phi experiencing the events of VLR before ZTD]]. The release order of the games was 999 > VLR > ZTD.

* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'' has "Nix", a short story from Pluto's perspective. It takes places at some point between #10 (Black Hole first contacting Pluto) and #14 (Black Hole finally making her move).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'' has short stories that can be read as these and as ADayInTheLimelight stories.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''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).
* ''Dragons: Race to the Edge'' is set between ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', filling in some of the gaps in how things have changed.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', broadcast from 2003-2005 (in 2D), is the bridge/interquel for ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. Since it was released between the premieres of the two movies, however, it technically ''isn't'' an interquel. It was rendered non-canon after the Disney buyout, however.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', serving as a replacement for the above series, also takes place between ''Attack of the Clones'' and ''Revenge of the Sith''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is set between ''Revenge of the Sith'' and ''Film/ANewHope''. It also takes place before ''Film/RogueOne'', although since that movie came out during the show's third season, the movie could be considered a "sequel" of sorts.