Fusion Dance - TV Tropes
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On the other side of the coin, though, the trope can induce some audience apathy towards the prequel, especially if the story is centered around a character who has been Killed Off for Real further down the timeline. Some would argue, that the prequel won't really matter much in such a case, since there already is a very definite ending to the character's story. If the character on the other hand had still been alive, the prequel could still have some potential to change things, either with a reference here or there or lingering effects on the Character Development .
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A story or series of stories have established a core group of heroes, villains, and a supporting cast. In order to add more depth to one or more of these ...