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19th Nov '17 2:04:51 PM NESBoy
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to its producers, the show has no real filler episodes. While this is true most of the time (even episodes that donít directly contribute to the overall story arc still tend to contain elements of character development and world building), there are nevertheless a few episodes that can be skipped without missing anything important, with "Onion Trade" and "Shirt Club" being considered some of the biggest examples of filler. Even more blatant is "[[BizarroEpisode Say Uncle]]", an April Fool's Day crossover with [[WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa Uncle Grandpa]] that is explicitly stated ''in-universe'' to be non-canon and has no impact on the overarching plot or any character arcs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to its producers, the show has no real filler episodes. While this is true most of the time (even episodes that donít directly contribute to the overall story arc still tend to contain elements of character development and world building), there are nevertheless a few episodes that can be skipped without missing anything important, with "Onion Trade" Trade"[[note]]Where Steven trades a Replicator Wand with Onion for a toy he wanted, and Onion proceeds to wreak havoc with the wand[[/note]] and "Shirt Club" Club"[[note]]In which Steven creates "Guitar Dad" t-shirts to promote his father's guitar lessons, but nobody takes them seriously due to how cheesy they are[[/note]] being considered some of the biggest examples of filler. Even more blatant is "[[BizarroEpisode Say Uncle]]", an April Fool's Day crossover with [[WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa Uncle Grandpa]] that is explicitly stated ''in-universe'' to be non-canon and has no impact on the overarching plot or any character arcs.
31st Oct '17 9:13:56 PM CatcherInTheWry
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Remember, TropesAreNotBad: Just as a plot-related episode can be unenjoyable if handled badly, a filler episode can be great fun if done well.
19th Oct '17 9:20:07 AM Lightmaster
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** Team Taiyou is also considered this since no cards are released from their decks. Even moreso when they are not involved in WC2011 game.

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** Team Taiyou is also considered this since no cards are were released from their decks. decks[[note]]at that point in time, nowadays some of their most notable cards were made available in real life (Zushin the Sleeping Giant, Hand-Holding Genie and Scrum Force)[[/note]]. Even moreso when they are not involved in WC2011 the ''World Championship 2011'' game.
9th Oct '17 10:28:13 PM Jice_Wumpkin
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to its producers, the show has no real filler episodes. While this is true most of the time (even episodes that donít directly contribute to the overall story arc still tend to contain elements of character development and world building), there are nevertheless a few episodes that can be skipped without missing anything important, with "Onion Trade" and "Shirt Club" being considered some of the biggest examples of filler. Even more blatant is "[[BizzaroEpisode Say Uncle]]", an April Fool's Day crossover with [[WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa Uncle Grandpa]] that is explicitly stated ''in-universe'' to be non-canon and has no impact on the overarching plot or any character arcs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to its producers, the show has no real filler episodes. While this is true most of the time (even episodes that donít directly contribute to the overall story arc still tend to contain elements of character development and world building), there are nevertheless a few episodes that can be skipped without missing anything important, with "Onion Trade" and "Shirt Club" being considered some of the biggest examples of filler. Even more blatant is "[[BizzaroEpisode "[[BizarroEpisode Say Uncle]]", an April Fool's Day crossover with [[WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa Uncle Grandpa]] that is explicitly stated ''in-universe'' to be non-canon and has no impact on the overarching plot or any character arcs.
5th Sep '17 1:05:26 PM Smoker130
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/Anime many anime-original cases totaling over 250 episodes]] that were never originally in the manga. In addition, the manga itself has a plethora of cases that has ''nothing'' to do with CharacterDevelopment, or has any relation whatsoever to the continued MythArc revolving around the Black Organization and in the end, acts as canon {{Filler}} which explains as to why the manga has been able to last for 950+ CHAPTERS!

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/Anime many anime-original cases totaling over 250 episodes]] that were never originally in the manga. In addition, the manga itself has a plethora of cases that has ''nothing'' to do with CharacterDevelopment, or has any relation whatsoever to the continued MythArc revolving around the Black Organization and in the end, acts as canon {{Filler}} which explains as to why the manga has been able to last for 950+ 1000+ CHAPTERS!
30th Aug '17 12:47:10 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Besides the HalfArcSeason issue mentioned above, the revival's annual ChristmasEpisode will either be absolutely vital to the ongoing story or a filler episode that's often significantly LighterAndSofter. Most of the Tenth Doctor's Christmas specials are filler bar the first and last ones (though "The Runaway Bride" is important in hindsight as Donna Noble's first appearance), and the Eleventh Doctor has two filler specials followed by two vital ones. Of the Twelfth Doctor's specials, only "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is filler, because the series was in the midst of an unusually long break between seasons so there was no point in doing anything continuity-heavy.

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** Besides the HalfArcSeason issue mentioned above, the The revival's annual ChristmasEpisode will either be absolutely vital to the ongoing story or a filler episode that's often significantly LighterAndSofter. Most of the Tenth Doctor's Christmas specials are filler bar the first and last ones (though "The Runaway Bride" is important in hindsight as Donna Noble's first appearance), and the Eleventh Doctor has two filler specials followed by two vital ones. Of the Twelfth Doctor's specials, only "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is filler, because the series was in the midst of an unusually long break between seasons so there was no point in doing anything continuity-heavy.
30th Aug '17 9:46:49 AM Sapphirea2
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** Besides the HalfArcSeason issue mentioned above, the revival's annual ChristmasSpecial will either be absolutely vital to the ongoing story or a filler episode that's often significantly LighterAndSofter. Most of the Tenth Doctor's Christmas specials are filler bar the first and last ones (though "The Runaway Bride" is important in hindsight as Donna Noble's first appearance), and the Eleventh Doctor has two filler specials followed by two vital ones. Of the Twelfth Doctor's specials, only "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is filler, because the series was in the midst of an unusually long break between seasons so there was no point in doing anything continuity-heavy.

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** Besides the HalfArcSeason issue mentioned above, the revival's annual ChristmasSpecial ChristmasEpisode will either be absolutely vital to the ongoing story or a filler episode that's often significantly LighterAndSofter. Most of the Tenth Doctor's Christmas specials are filler bar the first and last ones (though "The Runaway Bride" is important in hindsight as Donna Noble's first appearance), and the Eleventh Doctor has two filler specials followed by two vital ones. Of the Twelfth Doctor's specials, only "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is filler, because the series was in the midst of an unusually long break between seasons so there was no point in doing anything continuity-heavy.
30th Aug '17 9:45:30 AM Sapphirea2
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** Besides the HalfArcSeason issue mentioned above, the revival's annual ChristmasSpecial will either be absolutely vital to the ongoing story or a filler episode that's often significantly LighterAndSofter. Most of the Tenth Doctor's Christmas specials are filler bar the first and last ones (though "The Runaway Bride" is important in hindsight as Donna Noble's first appearance), and the Eleventh Doctor has two filler specials followed by two vital ones. Of the Twelfth Doctor's specials, only "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is filler, because the series was in the midst of an unusually long break between seasons so there was no point in doing anything continuity-heavy.
29th Aug '17 1:12:41 AM ZippyBunny
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* Creator/Tolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a lot of these, mainly in the first book, as Frodo sits on the Ring for ''years'' before Gandalf returns. He also buys a new house and leaves Hobbiton, where he lives for several ''more'' years before the plot actually gets moving. Not to mention the one-man WackyWaysideTribe that is Tom Bombadil, where Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin stay with them for a while, add nothing to the plot, and then move on. Probably more intentional than other examples, as Tolkien was writing the novel as a mythological epic, a group whose numbers tend to include a string of events that are related almost solely by the central characters and the backdrop of their quest.

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* Creator/Tolkien's Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a lot of these, mainly in the first book, as Frodo sits on the Ring for ''years'' before Gandalf returns. He also buys a new house and leaves Hobbiton, where he lives for several ''more'' years before the plot actually gets moving. Not to mention the one-man WackyWaysideTribe that is Tom Bombadil, where Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin stay with them for a while, add nothing to the plot, and then move on. Probably more intentional than other examples, as Tolkien was writing the novel as a mythological epic, a group whose numbers tend to include a string of events that are related almost solely by the central characters and the backdrop of their quest.
29th Aug '17 1:12:02 AM ZippyBunny
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* Tolkein's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a lot of these, mainly in the first book, as Frodo sits on the Ring for ''years'' before Gandalf returns. He also buys a new house and leaves Hobbiton, where he lives for several ''more'' years before the plot actually gets moving. Not to mention the WackyWaysideTribe that is Tom Bombadil, where Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin stay with them for a while, add nothing to the plot, and then move on.

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* Tolkein's Creator/Tolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a lot of these, mainly in the first book, as Frodo sits on the Ring for ''years'' before Gandalf returns. He also buys a new house and leaves Hobbiton, where he lives for several ''more'' years before the plot actually gets moving. Not to mention the one-man WackyWaysideTribe that is Tom Bombadil, where Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin stay with them for a while, add nothing to the plot, and then move on. Probably more intentional than other examples, as Tolkien was writing the novel as a mythological epic, a group whose numbers tend to include a string of events that are related almost solely by the central characters and the backdrop of their quest.
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