In a series of works, an installment that is set chronologically before its predecessor, especially the original narrative or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative work with at least one sequel.
Origin: Patterned after sequel using pre-.
A prequel is a literary, dramatic, or filmic work whose story precedes that of a previous work, by focusing on events that occur before the original narrative. A prequel is a work that forms part of a back-story to the preceding work. Like sequels, prequels may or may not concern the same plot as the work from which they are derived. Often, they explain the background which led to the events in the original, but sometimes the connections are not as explicit. Sometimes, prequels play on the fact that the audience knows what will happen next, using deliberate references to create dramatic irony. The term is a 20th-century neologism, from pre- and -quel.
The numerical value of prequel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of prequel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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I think to a lot of fans, Star Wars is Luke Skywalker story. Unfortunately, the prequels kind of refocused the entire saga on Anakin Skywalker and made it Luke Skywalker story -- which doesn't work as well because Anakin Skywalker's not a sympathetic or engaging character, machete Order includes the bulk of the prequel material... but Luke's position as the narrative center is restored.
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