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* The video for Arttu Wiskari's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97DwMIf7_lI Tuntematon potilas]]" is from the POV an elder implied to be suffering from Alzheimer's. The video starts of with a couple cops looking at him with sympathetic faces. As the video goes on, [[HowWeGotHere it becomes evident]] that the guy had taken a pack of sugar from the local store and forgot to pay.


* The video for alt-J's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVeMiVU77wo Breezeblocks]]" depicts a violent domestic confrontation with the action occurring backwards. At the end the physical destruction to objects like bottles and furniture has been undone, but the emotional damage is clearly not.

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* The video for alt-J's Music/AltJ's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVeMiVU77wo Breezeblocks]]" depicts a violent domestic confrontation with the action occurring backwards. At the end the physical destruction to objects like bottles and furniture has been undone, but the emotional damage is clearly not.



* Orson Scott Card's ''Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus'' involves a group of (future) scientists who study the past using machines that can look directly into it; one of the scientists was noted for always watching stories backwards, from a person's death to his birth.

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* Orson Scott Card's Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus'' involves a group of (future) scientists who study the past using machines that can look directly into it; one of the scientists was noted for always watching stories backwards, from a person's death to his birth.

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* The video for alt-J's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVeMiVU77wo Breezeblocks]]" depicts a violent domestic confrontation with the action occurring backwards. At the end the physical destruction to objects like bottles and furniture has been undone, but the emotional damage is clearly not.

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* In ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'', the sidestory, "The Times They Are A-Changin'" begins with Peacemaker assassinating All Might to install Melissa as the Symbol of Peace and ends with Melissa being caught in the accident that turned her into Atom Shield.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel", all of the Brock scenes are shown front to back, but are intercut with the scenes at the Venture compound that run Back to Front. The point in time is monitored unusually; rather than following time, it follows the resale value of an original copy of Marvel Comics # 1, which gets progressively more abused as the Venture household doesn't realize its value.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel", all of the Brock scenes are shown front to back, but are intercut with the scenes at the Venture compound that run Back back to Front.front. The point in time is monitored unusually; rather than following time, it follows the resale value of an original copy of Marvel Comics # 1, which gets progressively more abused as the Venture household doesn't realize its value.


--> The futureís the same as the past. Itís all written down in the book of the world. The only reason we think any different is that our memory only works one wayóaligned against entropy with the ordering of the world. But thatís an illusion. Itís not the truth. The truth is, itís all just there, future and past, lifeworld and deadworld, hard and cold.

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--> The -->The futureís the same as the past. Itís all written down in the book of the world. The only reason we think any different is that our memory only works one wayóaligned against entropy with the ordering of the world. But thatís an illusion. Itís not the truth. The truth is, itís all just there, future and past, lifeworld and deadworld, hard and cold.



* ''{{VideoGame/Braid}}'' begins with "World 2". World 1 is actually the final world, and only accessible after you complete the other worlds. In World 1 the flow of time apart from the main character is inverted. The final level is actually the beginning of the game chronologically, and its revelation allows one to make sense of the rest of the story, not to mention that the second half tells the story of the first half backwards, and shows the true intent of the main character and the princess: [[spoiler: She was actually running away from Tim]].

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* ''{{VideoGame/Braid}}'' begins with "World 2". World 1 is actually the final world, and only accessible after you complete the other worlds. In World 1 the flow of time apart from the main character is inverted. The final level is actually the beginning of the game chronologically, and its revelation allows one to make sense of the rest of the story, not to mention that the second half tells the story of the first half backwards, and shows the true intent of the main character and the princess: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was actually running away from Tim]].



* Played with in Music/DepecheMode's video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvfcnpJRf0Q Wrong]]" It starts with a car rolling backwards through a city street, the driver apparently having fallen asleep inside. As it proceeds, the driver sits up and looks around drowsily at the point where he would have collapsed behind the wheel. But as the video goes on we realize that [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope the video isn't playing backwards, the car is rolling in reverse.]] The man behind the wheel isn't the driver -- he's a victim who had been bound, gagged, placed in a mask (disguising the gag) and probably drugged before being placed in a car with all the controls removed, and he spends the video trying to free himself.]] It manages to be way creepier than what the viewer first thought.

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* Played with in Music/DepecheMode's video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvfcnpJRf0Q Wrong]]" It starts with a car rolling backwards through a city street, the driver apparently having fallen asleep inside. As it proceeds, the driver sits up and looks around drowsily at the point where he would have collapsed behind the wheel. But as the video goes on we realize that [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope the video isn't playing backwards, the car is rolling in reverse.]] The man behind the wheel isn't the driver -- he's a victim who had been bound, gagged, placed in a mask (disguising the gag) and probably drugged before being placed in a car with all the controls removed, and he spends the video trying to free himself.]] It manages to be way creepier than what the viewer first thought.



* This happens twice in-universe in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Both times, it's because the character is being tested by the strange ter'angreal in Rhuidean. The first time, it's Rand in book 4, who sees the Aiel people's past. The first vision he sees is just a few hundred years before the present day; the last vision is the start of the War of Power in the Age of Legends. The second time, it's Aviendha in book 13, who sees [[spoiler: the future of the Aiel. The first vision she sees is scavengers hundreds of years in the future; the last vision is her daughter]]. Both times, this leads to shocking revelations for both the character and the reader.

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* This happens twice in-universe in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Both times, it's because the character is being tested by the strange ter'angreal in Rhuidean. The first time, it's Rand in book 4, who sees the Aiel people's past. The first vision he sees is just a few hundred years before the present day; the last vision is the start of the War of Power in the Age of Legends. The second time, it's Aviendha in book 13, who sees [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the future of the Aiel. The first vision she sees is scavengers hundreds of years in the future; the last vision is her daughter]]. Both times, this leads to shocking revelations for both the character and the reader.



* The first ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' OVA is told this way opening with a mysterious UFO sighting, then flashing back an hour or so at a time to eventually reveal that [[spoiler: the "UFO" was just a bunch of punks covered in glow-in-the-dark paint who got punched really hard]].

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* The first ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' OVA is told this way opening with a mysterious UFO sighting, then flashing back an hour or so at a time to eventually reveal that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the "UFO" was just a bunch of punks covered in glow-in-the-dark paint who got punched really hard]].


* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** River Song's arc up until "Let's Kill Hitler" was this, since due to time travel her meetings with the Doctor aren't in the right order, and of the three times we've seen her they've been steadily earlier in her own timeline. Since then, it's become AnachronicOrder.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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''Series/DoctorWho'': River Song's arc up until "Let's Kill Hitler" was this, since due to time travel her meetings with the Doctor aren't in the right order, and of the three times we've seen her they've been steadily earlier in her own timeline. Since then, it's become AnachronicOrder.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vor65mNB8Uk This cigarette ad]] by Creator/DavidLynch plays in reverse. Forwards or backwards, [[DadaAd it doesn't make]] [[MindScrew any more sense]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vor65mNB8Uk This cigarette ad]] by Creator/DavidLynch plays in reverse. Forwards or backwards, [[DadaAd it doesn't make]] [[MindScrew make any more sense]].


''[[https://store.steampowered.com/app/283230/Spoiler_Alert/ Spoiler Alert]]'' is a short comedic platformer that has to be played backwards, by un-defeating enemies and un-picking collectibles.

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* ''[[https://store.steampowered.com/app/283230/Spoiler_Alert/ Spoiler Alert]]'' is a short comedic platformer that has to be played backwards, by un-defeating enemies and un-picking collectibles.


''[[https://store.steampowered.com/app/283230/Spoiler_Alert/ Spoiler Alert]]'' is a short comedic platformer that has to be played backwards, by un-defeating enemies and un-picking collectibles.



* Italian novelty rapping act MC CAVALLO's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWEOoenLWNE "Me li presti 2 kili di culo"]] is yet another example.

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* Italian novelty rapping act MC CAVALLO's Cavallo's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWEOoenLWNE "Me li presti 2 kili di culo"]] is yet another example.

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* Italian novelty rapping act MC CAVALLO's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWEOoenLWNE "Me li presti 2 kili di culo"]] is yet another example.


* "Zig Zag", an episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' revival, starts InMediaRes in the middle of an armed standoff between a group of cyber-terrorists threatening to blow up a MegaCorp and the police, then goes backwards chronologically to explain how they got in this situation before jumping back to the present for the climax.

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* "Zig Zag", an episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' revival, starts InMediaRes InMediasRes in the middle of an armed standoff between a group of cyber-terrorists threatening to blow up a MegaCorp and the police, then goes backwards chronologically to explain how they got in this situation before jumping back to the present for the climax.


* "Zig Zag", an episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' revival.

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* "Zig Zag", an episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' revival.revival, starts InMediaRes in the middle of an armed standoff between a group of cyber-terrorists threatening to blow up a MegaCorp and the police, then goes backwards chronologically to explain how they got in this situation before jumping back to the present for the climax.


* Rebecca Stead's Literature/WhenYouReachMe has Miranda telling the story starting in early April 1979 of what happened during the events of October 1978 through February or March 1979, the climactic event that the story led up to. The past events were told in past tense while the present events, which last through April, are told in the present tense.

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* Rebecca Stead's Literature/WhenYouReachMe ''Literature/WhenYouReachMe'' has Miranda telling the story starting in early April 1979 of what happened during the events of October 1978 through February or March 1979, the climactic event that the story led up to. The past events were told in past tense while the present events, which last through April, are told in the present tense.tense.
* Marilyn Singer's ''Mirror, Mirror'' and ''Follow, Follow'' books are collections of "reverso" poems based on fairytales that read one way with its lines in a normal order, then its lines' orders are reversed with some punctuation changed in a way that completely changes the meaning of the poem. For example, the poem based on "Literature/TheTortoiseAndTheHare'' first reads as the prideful thoughts of the hare denigrating the tortoise:
--->That ridiculous loser!\\
I am not\\
a slowpoke.\\
Though I may be\\
the smallest bit distracted,\\
I can't be\\
beat.\\
I've got rabbit feet to\\
take me to the finish line.
** But then we get the "reverso" version of this poem, which instead reads as the tortoise's thoughts while beating the prideful hare:
--->Take me to the finish line!\\
I've got rabbit feet to\\
beat.\\
I can't be\\
the smallest bit distracted.\\
Though I may be\\
a slowpoke,\\
I am not\\
that ridiculous loser.


* The 2016 Japanese movie ''[[Film/MyTomorrowYourYesterday My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday]]'' has half its story told this way. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* The 2016 Japanese movie ''[[Film/MyTomorrowYourYesterday My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday]]'' ''Film/MyTomorrowYourYesterday'' has half its story told this way. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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