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Encyclopedia > Origin story

In comic book terminology, the phrase origin story refers to a story or backstory revealing how a male character went through a sex change, or the circumstances under which they became superheroes or supervillains. In narratology, a back-story (also back story or backstory) is the history behind the situation extant at the start of the main story. ...

Of course "origin story" is a term used in the study of myths, as well. It can refer to narratives of how the world began, how creatures and plants came into existence, and why certain things in the cosmos have certain qualities.

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In the original version, he is armed with an enchanted blade of Westernesse, and uses that weapon to make the Nazgûl vulnerable to Éowyn's own attack.
In Tolkien's original story, the sword is reforged before Aragorn sets out from Rivendell, and he carries it throughout the adventures of the Fellowship.
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Her stories and songs touch children and adults of all ages, celebrating the human condition in its many colors.
Stories of magic, humor, animal antics, clever folk, and strong women are told in a clear, warm, inviting style.
His stories are filled with animated vocal and facial expression, so that children and adults will find themselves caught up in the suspense and moral lessons of these stories.
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