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14th Jul '17 5:15:39 PM NightShade96
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** Back in UsefulNotes/{{The Bronze Age|Of Comic Books}}, Robert Kanigher set up a LoveTriangle between Batman, Green Arrow and BlackCanary. Mike Friedrich began his run the very next issue, and immediately got rid of the development by claiming Canary actually loved Batman ''like a brother'', not in a romantic sense.

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** Back in UsefulNotes/{{The Bronze Age|Of Comic Books}}, Robert Kanigher set up a LoveTriangle between Batman, Green Arrow ComicBook/GreenArrow and BlackCanary.ComicBook/BlackCanary. Mike Friedrich began his run the very next issue, and immediately got rid of the development by claiming Canary actually loved Batman ''like a brother'', not in a romantic sense.
13th Jul '17 3:33:33 PM Mesmiranda
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* The player can invoke this in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Guards around Solitude will mention a huge upcoming wedding, being held in public with everyone allowed to attend, between the Emperor's cousin Vittoria Vici and Asgeir Snow-Shod, a native Nord. It's supposed to be the precursor to peace in the Civil War, everyone important is showing up, guests from far away are riding in, it's all Vittoria herself talks about... The quest is ''supposed'' to culminate in [[spoiler: the player joining the Dark Brotherhood and assassinating Vittoria in full view at the ceremony]]. But if you take the option of [[spoiler: destroying the Dark Brotherhood (or never meeting Aventus Aretino and starting the whole thing)]], nothing ever comes of it. You can actually end the Civil War, one way or another, and people will still be riding into attend and Vittoria will still be going on about it.
10th Jul '17 10:53:43 AM mkmlp
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** Season 4 had a recurring subplot about The Mane Six rebuilding Princess Celestia and Linda's old castle, implying it may be used as as a base of operations for their adventures down the line. But, [[spoiler: after Twilight gets her own castle in the season finale]], this is soon forgotten.

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** Season 4 had a recurring subplot about The Mane Six rebuilding Princess Celestia and Linda's Luna's old castle, implying it may be used as as a base of operations for their adventures down the line. But, [[spoiler: after Twilight gets her own castle in the season finale]], this is soon forgotten.
10th Jul '17 10:51:31 AM mkmlp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s Season 5 premiere, Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer both mention a Mage Meadowbrook who wielded eight magic items, which Twilight realizes the "Staff of Sameness" was not one of. This plot thread is never touched on again.

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* *''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''':
** Season 4 had a recurring subplot about The Mane Six rebuilding Princess Celestia and Linda's old castle, implying it may be used as as a base of operations for their adventures down the line. But, [[spoiler: after Twilight gets her own castle in the season finale]], this is soon forgotten.
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In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s the Season 5 premiere, Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer both mention a Mage Meadowbrook who wielded eight magic items, which Twilight realizes the "Staff of Sameness" was not one of. This plot thread is never touched on again.
10th Jul '17 2:22:46 AM Doug86
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* ''[[ComicBook/{{Cerebus}} Cerebus the Aardvark]]'': This occurred at least once in an early story arc where Cerebus and a band of mercenaries capture a commander named Krull as part of an elaborate military campaign. A later story even depicts them having difficulty keeping Krull imprisoned; seeming to foreshadow an upcoming conflict or complication. However, the author suddenly and unceremoniously dumps the story line, ultimately having it resolve itself offscreen. Not only that, it is never mentioned how (or even if) Krull affected the campaign's outcome.

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* ''[[ComicBook/{{Cerebus}} Cerebus the Aardvark]]'': ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'': This occurred at least once in an early story arc where Cerebus and a band of mercenaries capture a commander named Krull as part of an elaborate military campaign. A later story even depicts them having difficulty keeping Krull imprisoned; seeming to foreshadow an upcoming conflict or complication. However, the author suddenly and unceremoniously dumps the story line, ultimately having it resolve itself offscreen. Not only that, it is never mentioned how (or even if) Krull affected the campaign's outcome.
4th Jul '17 2:39:32 PM Isaac_Heller
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** In the ''Best Wishes'' saga, we have a case of an aborted ''conclusion'' to a near-finished arc. The subplot with Team Rocket and the "Meteonite", a space rock with special destructive powers, is built up for several episodes and ''just'' as the epic two-part conclusion to this subplot is about to air, [[TooSoon an earthquake devastates Japan and the episodes are pulled from rotation and never referenced again]]. Though even if they ''did'' air, the announcement of [[Videogame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 sequel games]] as opposed to the usual UpdatedRerelease third version caused such a shakeup that the rest of the Plasma plotline was excised from the main story, completely separating it from the whole Badge quest and TournamentArc. [[spoiler: Various trailers and a synopsis based on leaked information show that it went pretty much how one would expect it to go - with Team Plasma stealing the Meteonite from Team Rocket, the two teams fighting over it, and Ash intervening and having Pikachu destroy it to end the dangerous conflict.]]

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** In the ''Best Wishes'' saga, we have a case of an aborted ''conclusion'' to a near-finished arc. The subplot with Team Rocket and the "Meteonite", a space rock with special destructive powers, is built up for several episodes and ''just'' as the epic two-part conclusion to this subplot is about to air, [[TooSoon an earthquake devastates Japan and the episodes are pulled from rotation and never referenced again]]. [[spoiler: Various trailers and a synopsis based on leaked information show that it went pretty much how one would expect it to go - with Team Plasma stealing the Meteonite from Team Rocket, the two teams fighting over it, and Ash intervening and having Pikachu destroy it to end the conflict.]] Though even if they ''did'' air, the announcement of [[Videogame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 sequel games]] as opposed to the usual UpdatedRerelease third version caused such a shakeup that the rest of the Plasma plotline was excised from the main story, completely separating it from the whole Badge quest and TournamentArc. [[spoiler: Various trailers and a synopsis based on leaked information show that it went pretty much how one would expect it to go - with Team Plasma stealing the Meteonite from Team Rocket, the two teams fighting over it, and Ash intervening and having Pikachu destroy it to end the dangerous conflict.]]
4th Jul '17 2:38:23 PM Isaac_Heller
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** In the ''Best Wishes'' saga, we have a case of an aborted ''conclusion'' to a near-finished arc. The subplot with Team Rocket and the "Meteonite", a space rock with special destructive powers, is built up for several episodes and ''just'' as the epic two-part conclusion to this subplot is about to air, [[TooSoon an earthquake devastates Japan and the episodes are pulled from rotation and never referenced again]]. Though even if they ''did'' air, the announcement of [[Videogame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 sequel games]] as opposed to the usual UpdatedRerelease third version caused such a shakeup that the rest of the Plasma plotline was excised from the main story, completely separating it from the whole Badge quest and TournamentArc.

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** In the ''Best Wishes'' saga, we have a case of an aborted ''conclusion'' to a near-finished arc. The subplot with Team Rocket and the "Meteonite", a space rock with special destructive powers, is built up for several episodes and ''just'' as the epic two-part conclusion to this subplot is about to air, [[TooSoon an earthquake devastates Japan and the episodes are pulled from rotation and never referenced again]]. Though even if they ''did'' air, the announcement of [[Videogame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 sequel games]] as opposed to the usual UpdatedRerelease third version caused such a shakeup that the rest of the Plasma plotline was excised from the main story, completely separating it from the whole Badge quest and TournamentArc. [[spoiler: Various trailers and a synopsis based on leaked information show that it went pretty much how one would expect it to go - with Team Plasma stealing the Meteonite from Team Rocket, the two teams fighting over it, and Ash intervening and having Pikachu destroy it to end the dangerous conflict.]]
29th Jun '17 6:05:58 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Bound to happen in a shared universe this big, but even then very common. The biggest one is Feral: a story called ''Wild Times'', which would have followed Feral as [[spoiler: he became the avatar of Artemis/Diana, transformed into a girl, went to Whateley and joined up with the New Olympians]], but never got released. There's a small teaser, but that's it- Feral's author dropped off the face of the earth and hasn't been heard from for years.
** The entire universe demonstrates a classic problem with TransformationFiction in general and GenderBender fiction in specific: once the characters have finished their transformations the authors lose interest in them, which is probably why the authors have introduced LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (each with a highly detailed backstory) while the main story arc with Generation 1 had been stalled at the beginning of the second semester for years, and has restarted progression sometime in 2016-2017.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Bound to happen in a shared universe this big, but even then very common. The biggest one is Feral: a story called ''Wild Times'', which would have followed Feral as [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he became the avatar of Artemis/Diana, transformed into a girl, went to Whateley and joined up with the New Olympians]], but never got released. There's a small teaser, but that's it- Feral's author dropped off the face of the earth and hasn't been heard from for years.
** The entire universe demonstrates At August 6th 2014, there was a classic problem with TransformationFiction in general and GenderBender fiction in specific: once the characters have finished their transformations noticed phenomena where the authors lose interest in them, which is probably why the authors have introduced LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (each with a highly detailed backstory) while backstory), but when the characters finished their transformations, the authors stopped writing about them, because continuing would have led to times where the main story arc with Generation 1 had been stalled at hadn't reached yet.
** The main story got far enough to continue those story arcs, meaning
the beginning of the second semester for years, and has restarted progression semester, at sometime in 2016-2017.2016-2017. Presuming the above was about Ribbon, Roulette, Knockoff, and the others, then, their Arcs have resumed, as they got to Whateley at around ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/9/775 A Little R%R]]'' or so, which was published on 20 February 2017.
27th Jun '17 6:23:35 AM JohnnyV
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* ''Webcomic/CurseQuest'': "The Kobold's Dungeon" was the original chapter beginning in 2013 with much of the main cast already working together. The comic rebooted in 2015 to allow the story to progress differently.
24th Jun '17 10:37:22 PM WildeOscar
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* In the ''Series/{{House}}'' fanfic "Incarceration", there is a conversation between Chase and Foreman where they decide not to tell House who's been running the hospital while he was in prison after Cuddy left. This is not resolved in the fic, which focuses mainly on House's relationship with Wilson and his efforts to get him paroled. The author later revealed it would have been Cameron who had taken over administration.
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