Preincarnation

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Preincarnation is the concept found in certain science fiction or fantasy works in which a character is reborn backwards through time, being the opposite of reincarnation.

Preincarnation features in the unfinished Tolkien story "The Lost Road". It is found in the anime Millennium Actress when the interviewer is present in the main character's memories, in the ending to Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining as well as the science fiction series Quantum Leap and PSI Factor. The concept is hinted at in Terry Pratchett's novel Interesting Times, the Agateans believe that everyone preincarnates.

Futurist visioners are an example of a group with preincarnation beliefs.