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Best prequels and origin stories

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This Showdown preys on the days of future past: the great and powerful films that came after the main event—whether that event was also a film, television series, novel, comic or song—and took us back to the beginning while continuing the story*. Get your army of thieves together, open the ouija board, and start listing the ten best prequels, origin stories, sequels-with-flashbacks, and rises-to-power of infamous characters. If your choices don’t make the final destination, hey, better luck tomorrow and see you on the ride back. (*Reboots count only if they include otherwise unexplored origin stories.)

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DYL 10 films

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Jordan Miller 10 films

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Mariner35 10 films

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Chris Coke 10 films

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Jadenvrh 10 films

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Sam Jones 10 films

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Rod T 10 films

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Phill Hill 10 films

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Josh Hickey 10 films

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Robert Shupe 10 films

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Kent Graham 10 films

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Niall Hassett 10 films

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John Chadwick 43 films

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Adam Ball 10 films

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Andrew Franklin 24 films

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Kabir Omerovic 4 films

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Danny Fain 5 films

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DonJohn80 10 films

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Ricky Maldonado 10 films

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Adam 10 films

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AllBeef 10 films

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Paul Norman 12 films

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Rachel Mac 10 films

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Chris 10 films

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samyl 10 films

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Dharma 10 films

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Jonathan Cea 10 films

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Joseph 10 films

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Jordan Simmons 10 films

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Ian 8 films

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clovers 10 films

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James Jones 10 films

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Mujid Khan 8 films

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Troy Cornett 10 films

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Mr_RichGuest 7 films

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Jack Burton 10 films

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TB14 10 films

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Ethanitsatrap 10 films

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Jeff Estrada 20 films

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John 10 films

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Matt Knaggs 10 films

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kaneundertaker2 10 films

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Bobby 10 films

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Brett 10 films

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Keith Adams Jr. 10 films

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nmrose 9 films

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Benjamin Clarke 10 films

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aidan mcshane 10 films

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Travis McClain 10 films

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Wynand Olivier 10 films

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David Sanborn 10 films

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Evan 10 films

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Mitch C 10 films

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Greg Mitchell 10 films

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Bruno Moreira 10 films

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ian 10 films

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Julia ✨ 10 films

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Josh 10 films

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Simon 11 films

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ConeyBow 11 films

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Tom 10 films

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Thom Robinson 4 films