* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': Two Belltower soldiers can be heard talking about the Red Dust Operation. The Texas Secession is mentioned in the Sarif Lobby, which was a Noodle Incident, until WordOfGod explained it [[http://eidosmontreal.tumblr.com/post/18382748557/in-the-sarif-industries-lobby-after-the-milwaukee here.]]
* ''VideoGame/ReturnToZork'' had various characters making reference to a "boar in the forest" joke, which was always interrupted at inconvenient times. One could make the argument that [[spoiler:the blacksmith's interruption, "Did you hear the one about the boar in the forest? Ooops, greasy fingers" was the whole joke, as it did gain laughs from the audience when you told it at Chuckles Comedy Club]]. Eventually [[spoiler:the player encounters a statue of a boar in The Forest of the Spirits which must be struck by a sword to uncover one of the missing pieces of the Disc of Frobozz.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 2'' Sully tells Nate that they should follow a hose that leads to a campsite, in which Nate remarks, "You ''always'' follow the hose. Remember back in Montreal?" Sully answers, "You'll never let that go, will you?" with no explanation as to what happened in Montreal.
** Sully has a few of these.
---> '''Sully''': I'm sweating like a hooker in church.\\
'''Nate''': ...You brought a hooker to church?\\
'''Sully''': Why not?
** Much of Nate's past exploits with Sully and a few other characters are briefly mentioned as Noodle Incidents through banter during the levels. In addition to the one above, memorable ones include getting lost in Peru and winding up in jail within a year of Nate meeting Sully, and winding up behind the Taj Mahal naked while taking a shortcut with Dante. For those who didn't play the original game, the references relating to bailing out of Sully's plane and worrying about the parachutes also turn into this.
* ''VideoGame/FZero'' has a "great accident" that is mentioned in every other character profile in ''GX''.
** The comic that was featured on the ''F-Zero X'' website (and came with certain editions of the game) mentions another great accident in F-Zero's precursor, F-MAX, that killed a great number of people, including The Skull (he got better) and a royal scion racing in it and caused the sport to get shut down.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has a "cat incident", involving two teleporters, Dr. Kleiner, Barney Calhoun and a cat.
-->'''Barney:''' You mean [the teleporter]'s working? For real this time? Because I still have nightmares about that cat.\\
'''Alyx:''' What cat?\\
'''Dr. Kleiner:''' Now, now, there is nothing to be worried about, we have made major strides since then. ...''Major'' strides.\\
'''Alyx:''' (''louder'') ''What cat''?\\
''(later as Alyx is stepping into the teleporter.)''\\
'''Dr. Kleiner:''' (''checking the readings'') Conditions could hardly be more ideal.\\
'''Barney:''' That's what you said the last time.\\
'''Alyx:''' (''in the teleporter'') Hey uh, yeah, about that cat...\\
''([[BrickJoke One in-game week later]].)''\\
'''Barney:''' Did you hear a cat just now? ...That damn thing ''haunts'' me.
** ''{{Concerned}}'' [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2005-08-03 referenced]] this from before the incident.
** According to ''Half-Life: Raising the Bar'', the cat in question was [[BodyHorror turned inside out]].
** However, the "microwave" incident mentioned by Dr. Magnusson in ''Episode Two'' is a BrickJoke; it's something that you can do in the original ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}''. For the curious, before the plot starts in earnest, you can fiddle with a microwave until the casserole inside it (and the microwave itself) catches fire and explodes.
** There is a Steam achievement in ''Half-Life 2'' that you can get for breaking a small test-teleporter during that scene. It's titled...you guessed it: "What Cat?"
* ''MetalWolfChaos'' gives us a Noodle ''War'' in the form of the Arizona Conflict/Insurrection that Michael, Richard and several others are veterans of.
* In ''DungeonSiege II: Broken World'', Celeb'hel wants to cast a spell that will [[AGodAmI allow him to impose his will on the world]]. He says that this particular spell was cast twice before in the history of Aranna, but the Ancestor of the Azunites says that neither casting had the intended effect; [[TakeOurWordForIt we aren't told what exactly happened]].
* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' mythos, the [[ChaosArchitecture titular castle]] was sealed within an eclipse, and its master was KilledOffForReal, in a climactic battle in 1999. However, that's all we know of the event -- it is only ever referenced in the ''Aria'' and ''Dawn of Sorrow'' games set after that battle, where the reappearance of Castlevania is cause for much concern. As of this writing, [=IGA=] has expressed reluctance to tackle the issue, as fan expectations about exactly ''what'' happened in 1999 have only increased over the years.
** ''Portrait of Ruin'' also mentions the battle of 1999, despite taking place before it. At one point the characters mention a prophecy that Dracula will be finally defeated for good in a battle in 1999. This prophecy is cited as the reason why [=PoR=]'s main character Johnathan Morris has the Vampire Killer whip, which is usually used only by members of the Belmont family. In order for the prophecy to come to pass no Belmont is allowed to touch the whip until 1999.
* ''Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'':
** In the Telltale episodes, the duo constantly refer to events that happen in other cases without getting into the specifics. Examples:
-->'''Max:''' Great, now what am I going to do with the buckets of sea monster blood?\\
'''Sam:''' Remember our old car, Max?\\
'''Max:''' I said I was sorry!\\
'''Sam:''' (''looking at a dartboard with one dart in it'') Someday we're going to finish that game.\\
'''Max:''' I'm still trying to get the rest of the darts out of the police impound.
** This is also present in the first game, ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''. Early in the game you can...''not'' go upstairs. When you try...
--->'''Sam:''' We don't go upstairs.\\
'''Max:''' Not since the accident.
** These blend impressively seamlessly with references to older games; for someone who hadn't played the earlier games, things like the man locked inside their closet and Max's election to the presidency seem nearly as noodley.
* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'':
** Guybrush Threepwood states that the Giant Monkey Head is the second largest monkey head he has ever seen. We never hear about the largest.
*** Though it could be a ShoutOut to Series/{{Get Smart}}'s RunningGag.
** And then there's the intense, bizarre phobia of ''porcelain''.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' starts at the end of an adventure we don't get to see. Apparently, it involved [=LeChuck=] being reincarnated as a walrus.
** ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' includes a long scene where Guybrush tries to get the Idol of Many Hands from the governor's mansion, almost all of which takes place outside of camera range, though the action prompts still pop up. They say things like "Hypnotize Infuriated Rhino," and "Push tremendous Yak."
* ''MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'' had the Horus Rebellion that was mentioned by two Federation members. Nothing else was mentioned about it besides the fact that it was apparently as bad as the events of the game.
** Likely also a ShoutOut to ''Warhammer40000''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' it's occasionally mentioned that Kanji singlehandedly beat a biker gang while he was still in middle school. Actual information on how the fight went down is never explained, but Kanji finally relents and says the only reason he got into the fight in the first place was because [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas they were making too much noise and giving his mom a headache.]]
** The opening video shows bits of Kanji's beatdown of the bikers.
** It's never revealed what Adachi did to get [[ReassignedToAntarctica sent to Inaba]]. [[spoiler:Considering his actions later on in the game, it's probably something really bad.]]
*** Adachi gets his own social link in ''Persona 4 [[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'' gives a bit more insight into what might of happened. While bright, Adachi is also a big time [[TheSlacker slacker]]; he's unmotivated, tries to wiggle out of assignments, takes shortcuts when he can't escape said assignments, and uses every opportunity he can to goof off. Presumably, this attitude is what got him reassigned to the boonies.
* As for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', we never find out exactly what Mitsuru's "executions" entail; all we know is that Akihiko gets [[HeroicBSOD '''very''' uncomfortable]] whenever the subject comes up and [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain refuses to say anything about it]]. It's become a bit of a RunningGag, to the point where her title in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' is "The Imperious Queen of Executions". ({{Fanon}} tends to depict it as something...kinky in nature.)
** The manga adaptation depicts the "executions" as a [[PervertRevengeMode rage-fueled super-powered blast of ice magic]], leaving several characters frozen even in the midst of a hot springs. This is actually alluded to in the game itself if you talk to your party members after the Kyoto field trip, and ''PersonaQShadowOfTheLabrynth'' also alludes to it when Mitsuru threatens Akihiko and Shinjiro with freezing them when they are arguing while shrunken.
* From the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series:
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' there are various including missions Jacob and Miranda went on (which are explained in the IOS game).
** Jack's list of entertaining crimes including [[ColonyDrop dropping a starbase on a moon]] and hijacking a military craft. While she explains the starbase, sort of, the incident with the military ship is never explained other than "Shouldn't have left the thing unlocked. Besides, parades are boring. I helped."
** Then there's Mordin mentioning how he's killed people with guns, knives, drugs, tech attacks, "once with farming equipment," but ''never'' with medicine! Mind you, in the DLC, you find out just what the farming equipment was. [[spoiler:He killed a krogan by stabbing him in the face with a pitchfork.]]
** A rather suspect one can be found by talking to Liara during the approach to Saren's base on Virmire:
--->'''Dr Liara T'Soni''': I don't know which is worse. The geth, or all this sand in my...never mind.
** A minor one from the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC: Thane's dossier mentions that he was responsible for an event on Omega called the "One-Hour Massacre".
** The setting has an entire Noodle ''War'' in its background with the Morning War between the quarians and the geth. Exactly what happened during the war is unclear, and we only get a vague understanding of how it was fought. All we really know is that the quarians panicked when the get began developing sentience and tried to destroy the entire synthetic race before it could rebel and destroy ''them'', and the geth fought back. Many quarians tried to protect the geth and died during the war, and the conflict ended with only about sixteen million surviving quarians who the geth deliberately allowed to escape because they didn't judge themselves able to accurately judge the consequences of causing the extinction of another species. (By comparison, two other major wars in the setting's background, the Rachni wars and the Krogan Rebellions, are more extensively covered by the setting's lore). [[JustifiedTrope This makes sense]]: the Morning War only involved the quarians and the geth, and the quarians don't like to talk about it (as for the geth, well, they kill anyone entering their territory). Naturally the rest of the galaxy does not have detailed information on it.
*** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', it was explained that [[spoiler:the war was not because the geth were attaining sentience, but because one quarian freaked out when one geth asked "Does this unit have a soul?" This was not the first time such a question had been asked, but it was the first time that a quarian had freaked out because of it]]
** Kaidan mentions in ''[[{{DLC}} Citadel]]'' that he once had an encounter with the vorcha mafia at a casino. His only elaboration is that he got 5000 credits and a bottle of whiskey out of it.
** Then there was the time Garrus [[OneHitPolykill killed two mercs with one bullet]]. Rumor had it it was actually ''three'' mercs, but what actually happened was, "The third guy had a heart attack. Not fair to count him."
** [[CoolOldLady Matriarch Aethyta]] uses a noodle incident to impress on Shepard why s/he shouldn't eat anything dextro-based.
-->'''Aethyta:''' I once saw a krogan drink a liquefied turian on a dare six or seven centuries back. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Nobody came out of]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny that one]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny looking pretty.]]
* In BioWare's ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', some of your party members will reference various noodle incidents -- such as Zevran's mention of the stages of lanthrax poisoning ("I watched a man go through all seven once!"), Alistair's childhood ("I locked myself in a cage once, when I was a child, for an entire day. Ahh, good times..."), and the time Leliana rode on the vanes of a windmill.
** And, if one of the party banters from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' can be believed, Aveline and Anders once [[CrowningMomentOfFunny painted each other's toenails]] (though, considering how poorly they get along, this may just be him being sarcastic).
** [[TheGadfly Isabela]] is behind a few noodle incidents, such as a bar fight that turned into a twenty person brawl in the streets and a letter apologizing to Hawke because she "expected treasure, not spiders". Hawke can mention the ''last'' time she was certain she'd found the Relic, leading them to spend most of the day searching the Wounded Coast, only to find a chest containing "several badly written poems... and an old boot". In ''[[{{DLC}} Legacy]]'', she misunderstands Fenris' attempt to ask her about the time she freed some slaves and informed him that she didn't ask for the goat, and the fire was accidental.
** Party banter between Isabela and Anders implies a possible ForgottenFirstMeeting and drunken liaison, as both frequented the Pearl back in Ferelden during the Blight and Isabela vaguely remembers hooking up with an apostate at one point. Then she starts fondly reminiscing about Anders' "electricity thing", prompting Hawke or Varric [[TooMuchInformation to cut that conversation short]].
** Most of Hawke's first year in Kirkwall becomes this, due to Varric not actually meeting them until Act I. We never find out the circumstances of how Hawke met and became friends with Lady Elegant, Tomwise and Worthy.
** Why did Varric name his crossbow Bianca? "There was a girl, and I made a promise." It's the one story he can never tell. (On the other hand, it may be coming up in the comics continuity...) It still applies in-universe:
--->'''Merrill:''' You can't say that! Now I want to know even more!\\
'''Varric:''' [[GenreSavvy That was the idea, Daisy.]]
*** Varric gives a bit more detail when Bianca's namesake shows up in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The two of them almost started a clan war, which just raises more questions.
** A Female Hawke can open a letter meant for Carver, where a girl named Peaches alludes to an illicit rendezvous they had in her father's barn back in Lothering. Isabela also mentions seeing Carver "[[LanternJawOfJustice and his chin]]" regularly in the Blooming Rose, chatting up one of the prostitutes he has a crush on.
** If Merrill is romanced, it's mentioned that she apparently swings on the chandeliers in the Estate, destroys cupboards whilst climbing on them (both usually with Sandal as her partner in crime) and Hawke has to routinely apologise to their various neighbours when Merrill wanders into their gardens with no shoes on, starts picking flowers, before cooing at their attack dogs.
** In both games, it is a big mystery how Sandal keeps showing up alone and surrounded by the corpses of Darkspawn or demons and abominations.
-->'''Sandal''': Enchantment?\\
'''The Warden''': You're surrounded by Darkspawn corpses! What happened here!?\\
'''Sandal''': Enchantment!
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the player is given the option of sharing a backstory specific noodle incident that involved a rabbit and was so scandalous that the Inquisition would be ruined if it became public knowledge.
*** A human warrior or rogue did something at an Antivan opera that got their aunt to stop speaking to them for three months.
*** A human mage did something during their Harrowing that got them in the Ostwick Circle's history books while the First Enchanter declared [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain that they will never speak of it again]].
*** The elf was helping to set up camp in a ruin when the hunters started hearing noises from a nearby cave and ended with a bunch of people running naked out of said cave.
*** The dwarf was gathering collection money and ran afoul of [[NeverMessWithGranny an old seamstress]] that terrified the Inquisitor's boss out of collecting money from anyone ever again.
*** The Qunari and their mercenary band were hired to escort a caravan. It ended with one of them telling one of the caravan's donkeys that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain they won't mention it again if he doesn't]].
** Dorian bemoans the bizarre ideas that people outside of Tevinter have about his homeland, including cows flying over the Imperium's capitol. Then he remembers that that one did actually happen, and specifies that the cows didn't have wings.
** One of the mercenaries under the Iron Bull's command is a dwarf who was exiled for blowing up part of the Shaperate.
* The "Meet the Medic" video supplement to ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' cross this with OrphanedPunchline:
-->'''Medic:''' ...It gets better! Vhen ze patient woke up, his skeleton was missing, and ze doctor was never heard from again! *laughs* Anyway, zat's how I lost my medical license.
** BLU Spy's severed but still living head is also being kept in the Medic's refrigerator for some reason[[note]]a later released animated storyboard reveals that the Spy was decapitated during an attempt to infiltrate the base and then rendered immortal by a prototype Medigun[[/note]].
---> '''Spy:''' Kill me.
---> '''Medic:''' Later.
** In the 2011 [[YouMeanXmas Smissmas]] comic, the BLU Soldier acts the Scout's court-appointed lawyer. When Miss Pauling asks the BLU Spy how that happened:
---> '''Spy:''' It's a ''long'' story, but chapter one: [[AWizardDidIt his roommate is a magician]]. Should I continue?
---> '''Pauling:''' You know what? Never mind.
** Soldier's past seems to carry several of these, including a nazi-killing spree he had well after WWII was over, becoming a priest in Guam, and becoming a park ranger with enough authority to [[ItMakesSenseInContext evict his roommate to keep his castle]]. Madness takes you to odd places, it would seem.
*** ''Cold Day in Hell'' suggests that the Soldier has been [[NakedPeopleAreFunny naked and covered in honey]] on at least two separate occasions, with a joke ClueFromEd suggesting that one of those occasions lasted 37 issues, and the other was during a double date with Scout.
** Finally, we have issue of [[TheFaceless the Pyro's]] gender, which Valve is keen to tease about. Their official stance: it's one of those questions "that get asked so often that they become, in a sense, unanswerable."
* Medic's Patient, Heavy, has one as well (although it's mentioned in VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory rather than his origin game):
--->'''Heavy:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVtAFoS0GyM We had to either box or learn to herd goats.]] (''{{beat}}'') ... I am not good with goats.
* ''{{VideoGame/ARMA}} 3''' had ''something'' go down involving [[http://i.imgur.com/zFxbRQ2.jpg Private Nelson]] and goats in the first campaign mission...
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'': At some point, Laharl is blackmailed with an "embarrassing photo", but we're never shown what it is. Laharl, Etna, and Flonne have some ''interesting'' reactions to it, though.
* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', dwarven crafts, engravings, and statuary frequently represent events from the world's randomly-generated history. Unless you have a spare copy of that world to look at in Legends Mode, you'll end up with a bunch of images of some random creature you've never heard of doing something irrelevant.
** General consensus among the fans is, if your ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' experience doesn't leave you with at least one story like this, you haven't been playing long enough.
--->'''[[http://www.reddit.com/r/dwarffortress/comments/dvgns/one_of_my_fortresses_finally_had_enough_effec-%20t_on/ Reddit user:]]''' I had a game where a kitten killed a cyclops, but beyond that my experience mirrors yours.
* In the Red Leaf High event of ''{{MapleStory}}'', [[LadyOfWar Athena]] [[OurElvesAreDifferent Pierce]] will occasionally say "...And that was the time I ate an entire donkey."
* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', Ellis tries to regale his new friends with stories about his buddy, Keith, who apparently has a tremendous misfortune and frequently becomes involved in fantastical acts of self-endangering stupidity. However, Ellis is most often interrupted with "Is now really the time?", so we don't get to hear how Keith survives. If Ellis' tall stories are to be believed, Keith...
** Suffered from third-degree burns to the majority of his body (on two seperate occasions; making fireworks and deepfrying a turkey).
** Was teargassed by the police (the effects of the gas blinding him for a whole year).
** Snuck a paintball gun on a rollercoaster to invent a new sport. Also falling off the coaster and having to dodge carts because the carny wouldn't stop the ride.
** Was buried alive after falling down an open manhole.
** Was nerve-gassed and cluster-bombed by the US Military.
** Ran himself over with a riding lawnmower he fashioned into a bumpercar.
** Received an "I'm a Moron" tattoo on his forehead for a $200 dare.
** Ate three pounds of raw chicken (the resulting salmonella paralysed his right foot and obliterated all memory of his brother, Paul).
** Tried to stage a recreation of Colonial war in his garden, but only ended up with a raccoon fight.
** Lived in a graveyard for a year after he was kicked out of home. He was stabbed and robbed by a man wearing a bedsheet, pretending to be a ghost.
** Nearly drowned in a Tunnel of Love..
** Broke both of his legs after plunging his car over a cliff.
** Joined a couple in Matrimony despite not being a minister. (He would have been married himself, had he not have run away from his own wedding.)
** And according to WordOfGod, Keith is ''not imaginary''. To be specific, the producer said that Keith is an imaginary character, "but this is a video game, so aren't they all?"
* In one of ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'''s opening Asuran quests (the Synergetics questline), your character refers often to a "sewer incident" involving his krewe's invention, a teleportation device.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining'', Hassan explains that he was almost executed and can no longer enter the Isle of Wonder. When Graham asks what he did:
-->'''Hassan:''' Er... well, let's just say I had ''two'' gold earrings, Sire, and I'm not likely to get the second one back any time soon.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' had Incident Playtime with cyberdogs involved which took a sizable chunk out of the budget of the Big Empty. Given the fact the female cyberdog was in heat, lets just say that it was mating season and a lot of sterilization (of both the cyberdogs and the resulting mess) was involved...
** With no established personal history, most of the Courier's backstory is this. Various dialogue can mention various places they may have visited such as New Reno and male Courier's with the Lady Killer perk can imply they fathered a child in Montana, but these are entirely optional.
* ''JakIIRenegade'': Who knows what happened with the wumpbee nest on Jak's ninth birthday?
* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', the rise of Porre as a military superpower and the fall of the Guardian kingdom came across as this to many players, especially since Crono, Marle, and Lucca returned home after beating [[EldritchAbomination Lavos]] in [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger the first game]]. Even the DS UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', which reveals [[spoiler: Dalton]] as having masterminded the fall of the Guardia, sheds only a little bit more light.
* At the end of ''SuperMarioGalaxy2'', Lubba actually tells Mario that he met Rosalina before. However, it's never explained when the two last met, and Lubba isn't even in the first ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' game at all.
** And speaking of the first ''Galaxy'' game, in the prologue, just right before she is captured by [[BigBad Bowser]] and is carried off into space, Peach can be seen with a little white Luma in her hands (who will then help Mario save her from Bowser). However, it's never explained how, where, or when she got that Luma in the first place.
* The "Baconslicer Incident" from ''VideoGame/FantasyQuest'' leaves even grizzled ogres trembling.
* In every ''[[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Elder Scrolls]]'' game except ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', the player starts out as a prisoner. In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', it's never explained what the crime was that landed you there. ''Oblivion'' even has a dialog option where the PlayerCharacter (that deserves repeating: the ''character you play'') doesn't know either.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' never tells you outright, but it looks very much like you were a victim of mistaken identity on the part of the Imperial Legion. It seems they were rounding up Stormcloaks at Skyrim's border and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now the NoodleIncident becomes why you were crossing the border into Skyrim.[[note]]If you play as a Dark Elf, it is assumed by your captors that you are a refugee. If you are a Nord, you're assumed to be simply returning home.[[/note]]
** Speaking of Skyrim, the "A Night to Remember" Daedric quest relies heavily on this trope, as you traverse half the map trying to figure out just what the hell happened when you were blackout drunk. All you get out of the NPCs is that it was [[NoodleImplements something involving]] a magical staff, a wedding to a hagraven, and some poor farmer's goat in Rorikstead. Even going all the way through the quest never fully reveals what occurred.
** ''Arena'' does indicate why you are in prison: you were a member of the Imperial court in the way of Jagar Tharn's plans. This still leaves open ''what'' crime he put you in prison for, and whether he framed you or took advantage of something you'd done.
* In ''{{Runescape}}'', you can learn the story of a minor quest character named 50% Luke if you wear a certain magical ring. You see, it all starts with this albatross... okay, the rest is kind of confidential, but the end result is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie pirate with a body half made of magical witchwood]].
* Beirut in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare''. This may have to do with Soviet special forces operation in Beirut in October 1985, but all the player as Soap hears about it is:
--> '''Kamarov:''' Hm... I guess I owe you one.\\
'''Gaz:''' Bloody right you do.
* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has one in the form of party banter. Various party members will ask Morte, a floating skull, what happened to his body, but he refuses to answer beyond "It's a long story and it involves the [[MythologyGag Head of Vecna]]." [[note]]He's lying; you learn later that his soul was condemned to the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pillar of Skulls]] when he died for telling a lie that resulted in someone else's death. The real NoodleIncident is the circumstances under which that occurred; they may or may not have involved you. Morte himself doesn't know.[[/note]]
** There's also whatever your first incarnation did that got you into the huge mess that is the Nameless One's plight. The only thing we know is that it was unimaginably horrible, enough that the Practical Incarnation, who might we remind you [[spoiler:faked loving a woman so she'd stick around as a ghost after death]], doesn't even come close.
* In the MMO {{Rift}}, during one of the Storm Legion dungeons a boss states he hasn't "Had this much fun since the Blood Tornado Incident"
* ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland'' has one between the ambulance drivers Enter and Return that borders on FridgeHorror.
---> ''(Enter and Return are picking up a stretcher with a choking victim on it.)''
--> '''Enter:''' Well, don't drop him.\\
'''Return:''' You mean like that other guy?\\
'''Enter:''' Whatever happened to him?\\
'''Return:''' Who?\\
'''Enter:''' The other guy.\\
'''Return:''' We dropped him!\\
'''Enter:''' Well, don't drop him!
* [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory Iris Heart]] racks up quite a few of these, partially as a result of being prone to acts that can't be shown without raising the game's rating. She even has one before her first on-screen appearance: we never find out exactly why Noire wants to stop Plutia transforming at all costs, just enough hints it's almost surprising when Iris Heart suggests Noire has virginity left to lose.
** Another early one (and her first appearance, natch) has her arrive to bail her friends out after a HopelessBossFight, carrying two {{Plot Coupon}}s and dragging the unconscious mouse/rat/[[{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]]-knockoff thing that had them behind her. The villain tells her not to be so proud she beat the items out of a rat, to which Iris Heart replies she didn't just take them, they were payment for services rendered. It isn't revealed what happened between her transformation and arrival, but from [[BastardGirlfriend what we]] [[{{Dominatrix}} find out]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual about her]], the implications are... unsettling.
* When the Blacker Baron first appears in ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'', Jack notices he's wearing a pair of flaming gloves, which he notes were taken from a "pyromaniac sex freak" they hunted down. "You... do know where those have been, right?"
* Eggman's explanation in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' involving his defeat in ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' definitely comes off as this to those who had not played ''Colors'', especially because far more people have played ''Generations'' than they have ''Colors''.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', Tails mentions having once built a television set out of paperclips and having reprogrammed a supercomputer with nothing but dishwashing detergent and a toothpick.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'', the seemingly mellow and laid-back Quagsire gives Scraggy some manner of punishment for his crimes that was terrible enough in the latter's eyes to make him obey his directions without question, on top of panicking if the former so much as emits a 'Hmm?" in his direction. He goes on to note that he was once famous in the underworld, and Virizion also makes mention of him being quite the character back in his glory days, though specifics are never brought up.
* ''RuneFactory3'': No one will explain to Micah what happened the last time Blaise drank wine. Whatever it was, it was public, it was embarrassing and Blaise swore off wine because of it.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Kevin reminds Raiden of something that happened in Montenegro in order to prevent the latter skipping out on an AsYouKnow briefing.
* ''VideoGame/Skylanders: Giants'' has a scene in which Captain Flynn needs some supplies and sends you to get them because "Unfortunately, due to a 'misunderstanding', I'm not allowed to set foot on this island. Heh, it's a long story." Later, after you have taken down an entire tribe of evil, elvish beings called Drow and taken a magical compass that they have been worshipping.
--> '''Flynn:''' Wow, that went way better than when I tried it.\\
'''Cali:''' Wait, you tried getting this before?\\
'''Flynn:''' Hey, I said it was a long story!
* This is probably how [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] convicts his opponents (even if they're good guys or [[MirrorMatch himself]]) in ''UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3'' when using his Level 3 Hyper Combo. We don't know what they did, but he can find them guilty for it.
** Not even counting the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that should be above the law, it's bad enough that he can even convict Doctor Doom, who has diplomatic immunity.
** And evidence of their guilt can be [[NoodleImplements a Vase, a Watch and a Photograph]].
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', there's whatever reason Kinzie had for rescuing Keith David first. All she says is that he "was on the way" and cuts Keith off when he tries to explain. Keith just responds "Oh. ''Ohhhhhhh''" and drops the subject.
** A homie conversation between Shaundi and [[spoiler: Fun Shaundi]] will have them recall "that time at the North Pier with Randall and Jackie". It involved fireworks and fuzzy handcuffs, apparently.
** After creating your character, a cutscene plays where Pierce and King chew out the Boss for a problem that "alienated part of America / crazy people" and caused approval ratings to [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating drop to (not by) twenty points]].
* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' never explains who won the sauna endurance match between Ishimaru and Oowada. But whatever happened, they went from bitter enemies to BloodBrothers afterwards.
* ''GhostbustersTheVideoGame''
-->'''Peter:''' No names, Ray. I don't want to get too attached to this kid. Remember what happened to the last one?
** Along with other lines, the implication is that the last test subject, I mean rookie, was testing something potentially dangerous and ended up in New Jersey. Possibly by explosion.
* ''{{VideoGame/GoldenEye007}}'' has one mission where (on the higher difficulties) Bond has to plant explosives in a missle silo and get out before the automatic timer reaches zero. On of the pre-mission briefing files talks about having to work quickly once the first set of explosives is planted - that particular memo ends with "remember what happened to 004 in Beirut."
* Out of the 100+ heroes that are in ''Videogame/{{Dota 2}}'', hardly a single one has a bio that ''isn't'' chock full of them.
* Similar to DOTA above, ''Videogame/{{Dawngate}}'' has quite a few... but special reference goes to [[LovableRogue Varion's]] bio, which [[LampshadeHanging refers to a literal 'noodle incident']].
* In WorldOfWarcraft, two npcs walking around Stormwind (a human and a dwarf) will have randomly generated conversations about noodle incidents while they were at war. They can go something like this:
--> Aedis Brom:''Less than a hundred of us, and over a thousand orcs. Only a handful of us managed to walk away from that one.''
--> Christoph Faral: ''Course I remember that night. Two inches to the left and you'd be drinking with that elf, Morris. That was my best shirt, too.''
--> Aedis Brom:''You are constantly surprising me with what a person can live through.''
* During the first night of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', you get a call from a co-worker telling you that the robot mascots tend to wander around at night, and haven't been allowed to roam during the day since "the Bite of '87". "It's amazing that the human body can live without the frontal lobe..."
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' print work ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' tells of a rampage by vampires when they first entered Gensokyo. The only detail about this rampage we are given is that they were defeated. The author doesn't even tell us if the vampires in question are the resident Scarlet sisters or some other unknown persons.
* ''ConkersBadFurDay'': The Panther King constantly threatens his subordinates by telling them "Don't make me take out the duct tape again".