Sidenote Full Story

When a notion mentioned in passing in one work becomes the full story of another work by the same author. Most often a book trope.


Examples:

Comics
  • Nevada - Courtesy of Wikipedia: "The origin of the character is to be found in a Howard the Duck story that contained a "mandatory fight scene" between a Las Vegas chorus girl, an ostrich and a standing lamp. Neil Gaiman said he'd like to see that story. So when Gerber was asked to come with something original by Vertigo editor Karen Berger, he created Nevada."

Literature

Video Games