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Elvaron
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05:26:25 AM Feb 20th 2015
Doesn't Lost Odyssey use this? The game starts by throwing you into a battle between two huge armies, none of which you know anything about. Both armies basically die and the protagonist walks off saddened that once again, his immortality has made him see more than he bargained for. Over the course of the game, he remembers earlier events of his long, long live as he comes across places he's already been at.
Larkmarn
05:49:07 AM Feb 20th 2015
Does it come back to set up context for this battle?
Gatchaman432
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02:30:54 PM May 10th 2012
Would the infamous 4KidsEntertainment dub of One Piece count as a meta-example of In Medias Res, as it began airing during the start of the Mohji-Luffy fight, or in layman's terms, at the seventh episode of the series?
DonaldthePotholer
08:10:58 PM May 11th 2012
edited by DonaldthePotholer
Power Rangers Samurai is a similar case. Kind of a Dub Induced In Media Res.
Camacan
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01:28:07 AM Jun 26th 2011
So this appears to be a non-example. Or at least more complex than a good straight example. If moving this one back to Main please Repair, Don't Respond.

  • Macross: Do You Remember Love?, the movie version of the original Macross TV series, picks up midway through the series' story and never shows the events that began it.
    • The assumption when the movie starts is that the prior events remain largely unchanged from the TV Series. This assumption would be incorrect, as revealed shockingly later on: "This...is Earth! Some of the events were later animated for a PSX game based on the movie, including the initial Zentradi attack.
tbarrie
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02:22:37 PM Mar 28th 2010
Should there not be an explanation somewhere on this page as to why "One We Prepared Earlier" is a redirect? I have no idea what that phrase means or where it's from.
MajorTom
07:42:11 PM Mar 31st 2010
The previously two pages effectively said the same thing.

One We Prepared Earlier was a later episode or scene already made just used early as a sort of inverted Stock Footage.

My guess is it was merged recently.
Caswin
01:57:12 PM Aug 5th 2010
Now wait a minute. I thought One We Prepared Earlier was a non-obvious first episode of a series — made to serve as an introduction, to some extent, without showing the actual beginning of the story. (For example, the first episode of Star Trek, where they run into a problem-of-the-day that serves to introduce us to the series as a whole.) It was arguably a subset of In Medias Res, in that it starts the story after the characters have already gotten together or what-have-you, but it was still a trope unto itself. What happened?
DonaldthePotholer
01:33:46 PM Aug 27th 2010
edited by DonaldthePotholer
I guess someone just saw fit to merge pending a full cut of "One We Prepared Earlier". Also, my understanding of that Sub-Trope was that not only did the series start In Medias Res, but that there was never an adequate team Origin Story.

Personally, I would consider having a "Type I"/"Type II" Soft Split pending a better name for the Sub-Trope. (And I still like the name "Avengers Preassembled".)

Also, how is How We Got Here not In Medias Res minus the former "One We Prepared Earlier"?
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