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10th Jul '16 10:15:38 AM nombretomado
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* BioWare loves this trope for their [=RPG=]s, because it pops up again in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. You can meet each of the playable characters in sequence. Depending on what order you choose for visiting certain areas, though, you can dodge this trope.

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* BioWare Creator/BioWare loves this trope for their [=RPG=]s, because it pops up again in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. You can meet each of the playable characters in sequence. Depending on what order you choose for visiting certain areas, though, you can dodge this trope.
31st May '16 11:29:42 AM tropesinreadiness
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* The early Creator/GilbertAndSullivan opera ''Theater/TheSorcerer'' spends most of its first act introducing us to all of the main characters, each of whom gets either an IAmSong or an IWantSong, in succession. Nothing plot-related actually happens until the Incantation scene, about ten minutes before intermission. (As the collaboration matured, later G&S shows became much more wily about mixing exposition with plot.)

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* The early Creator/GilbertAndSullivan opera ''Theater/TheSorcerer'' ''Theatre/TheSorcerer'' spends most of its first act introducing us to all of the main characters, each of whom gets either an IAmSong or an IWantSong, in succession. Nothing plot-related actually happens until the Incantation scene, about ten minutes before intermission. (As the collaboration matured, later G&S shows became much more wily about mixing exposition with plot.)
31st May '16 11:28:59 AM tropesinreadiness
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* The early Creator/GilbertAndSullivan opera ''Theater/TheSorcerer'' spends most of its first act introducing us to all of the main characters, each of whom gets either an IAmSong or an IWantSong, in succession. Nothing plot-related actually happens until the Incantation scene, about ten minutes before intermission. (As the collaboration matured, later G&S shows became much more wily about mixing exposition with plot.)
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30th May '16 8:51:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** With ''TransformersArmada'', it was more that "reinforcements" for both sides were either late to the party or weren't summoned until later. Apparently Megatron thought he could handle things with three mediocre soldiers and Optimus with two.

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** With ''TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', it was more that "reinforcements" for both sides were either late to the party or weren't summoned until later. Apparently Megatron thought he could handle things with three mediocre soldiers and Optimus with two.
24th Apr '16 5:36:22 PM fearlessnikki
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* A particularly prolonged example is the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, where the main characters debut in their own movie each before at last banding together in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. In the movie itself, they're also introduced in this manner with different S.H.I.E.L.D. agents going out to recruit them.

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* A particularly prolonged example is the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, where the main characters debut in their own movie each before at last banding together in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.Avengers|2012}}'' - though Black Widow had to make do with getting introduced in Iron Man's [[Film/IronMan2 second movie]]. In the movie itself, they're also introduced in this manner with different S.H.I.E.L.D. agents going out to recruit them.



* ''Series/TinMan'' being a CyberPunk retelling of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' introduces its cast in this way. First DG, then she meets Glitch as soon as she arrives in the OZ. After escaping, they find Cain. They finally hook up with Raw to complete the set. The Toto analogue isn't introduced until the second episode.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' season 1 works like this. The first few episodes serve to give a backstory to each of the Storybrooke characters. After the pilot the order goes: Regina, Snow White, Cinderella, Jiminy Cricket, Prince Charming, The Huntsman, Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel & Gretel. Starting with "7:14 AM", the episodes alternate between giving backstory to a Storybrooke character and continuing the ongoing backstory about the romance between Snow and Charming.



* The first five episodes of ''[[XMenEvolution X-Men Evolution]]'' are almost solely devoted to this, generally with both the X-Men and the rival Brotherhood recruiting a new member in each episode (mainly the Brotherhood, as we can see). In order: Nightcrawler and Toad in "Strategy X", Shadowcat and Avalanche in "X-Impulse", Rogue in "Rogue Recruit" (though she was mostly detached from the Brotherhood, and joined the X-Men in the seventh episode), Blob in "Mutant Crush" and Spyke and Quicksilver in "Speed and Spyke".

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* The first five episodes of ''[[XMenEvolution X-Men Evolution]]'' are almost solely devoted to this, generally with both the X-Men and the rival Brotherhood recruiting a new member in each episode (mainly the Brotherhood, as we can see). In order: Nightcrawler and Toad in "Strategy X", Shadowcat and Avalanche in "X-Impulse", Rogue in "Rogue Recruit" (though she was mostly detached from the Brotherhood, and joined the X-Men in the seventh episode), Blob in "Mutant Crush" and Spyke and Quicksilver in "Speed and Spyke". This is averted with the new recruits in the second season, who are introduced all at once. Only Magma and Boom-Boom get any particular focus episodes.
26th Jan '16 10:20:23 AM Willbyr
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* The ''SakuraWars'' series does this every time. Even in the second game it introduces the two new characters in a chapter each.
* In ''BaldursGate II'' you gather Imoen, Minsc, Jaheira and Yoshimo all in the same dungeon, once at a time and all in a row.

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* The ''SakuraWars'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' series does this every time. Even in the second game it introduces the two new characters in a chapter each.
* In ''BaldursGate ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'' you gather Imoen, Minsc, Jaheira and Yoshimo all in the same dungeon, once at a time and all in a row.



* ''{{Chrono Trigger}}'': Begins by introducing Crono, Marle, and then Lucca. After that, Robo, Frog and Ayla join after a dungeon where they're a RequiredPartyMember. (Frog and Ayla have a dungeon each long before their recruitment, and another when they're about to join for real. [[spoiler:Magus]] will join you so long as you refuse to fight him).

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* ''{{Chrono Trigger}}'': ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Begins by introducing Crono, Marle, and then Lucca. After that, Robo, Frog and Ayla join after a dungeon where they're a RequiredPartyMember. (Frog and Ayla have a dungeon each long before their recruitment, and another when they're about to join for real. [[spoiler:Magus]] will join you so long as you refuse to fight him).
15th Jan '16 9:14:06 PM nombretomado
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** King handles the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in ''TheStand'' the same way.
* Despite being one of the two protagonists of the ''HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy, Will is not introduced until the start of the second book.

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** King handles the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in ''TheStand'' ''Literature/TheStand'' the same way.
* Despite being one of the two protagonists of the ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy, Will is not introduced until the start of the second book.
13th Jan '16 11:53:56 PM WarriorsGate
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** In ''A New Hope'', every major character is introduced to the viewer at the same time R2D2 and C3PO meet them, or when met by other characters the droids have crossed paths with.

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** In ''A New Hope'', every major character is introduced to the viewer at the same time R2D2 [=R2D2=] and C3PO [=C3PO=] meet them, or when met by other characters the droids have crossed paths with.
13th Jan '16 11:51:53 PM WarriorsGate
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** In ''A New Hope'', every major character is introduced to the viewer at the same time R2D2 and C3PO meet them, or when met by other characters the droids have crossed paths with.
** ''The Empire Strikes Back'' continues the tradition. Yoda, Lando, and the Emperor only appear after they've interacted with established characters.
7th Jan '16 7:27:02 PM SaniOKh
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* In ''Series/ServantOfThePeople'', Vasiliy's sister and ex-wife are introduced in respectively episode 3 and 4, most of his team comes in in episode 8, and the final member of the team is introduced in the episode 10.
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