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21st Apr '17 9:36:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', the Alter Ego chapter has very little relation to anything else that happens in the plot. It offers some world-building, but it's in relation to topics that are never brought up again and is only notable for having a ShoutOut to {{Suda 51}}'s [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] game, ''Moonlight Syndrome'', and Mask de Smith getting a new power-up.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', the Alter Ego chapter has very little relation to anything else that happens in the plot. It offers some world-building, but it's in relation to topics that are never brought up again and is only notable for having a ShoutOut to {{Suda 51}}'s Creator/Suda51's [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] game, ''Moonlight Syndrome'', and Mask de Smith getting a new power-up.
2nd Apr '17 2:24:25 AM lizaphile
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* In newspapering, fillers are sometimes used to, appropriately, fill space. These might take one of several forms:

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* In newspapering, newspapering (along with the Yellow Pages), fillers are sometimes used to, appropriately, fill space. These might take one of several forms:



** '''Filler advertisements'''. Often, these will be "house ads," or advertisements created by an editor or advertising department selling the newspaper. Other times, stock ads -- often, these are public service ads from the Ad Council -- may be used.

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** '''Filler advertisements'''. Often, these will be "house ads," or advertisements created by an editor or advertising department selling the newspaper.publication. Other times, stock ads -- often, these are public service ads from the Ad Council -- may be used.



* In radio, in the era where virtually every radio station had network news at the top of the hour and was available only by live feed, many stations used instrumental songs to fill time remaining between the end of the last song and when the network news began. Stations often had a library of a few dozen generic-sounding records, each sounding somewhat like the genre they played, which were used to fill out the remaining hour, often if there wasn't a current song or recurrent that was short enough to fit the remaining time without cutting it off early. The jockey sometimes read announcements or previewed the next hour, but if he chose not to talk, the song would allow the jockey to avoid broadcasting "dead air" (silence).

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* In radio, in the era where virtually every radio station had network news at the top of the hour and was available only by live feed, many stations used instrumental songs to fill time remaining between the end of the last song and when the network news began.began (or in cases where sports play-by-play ended and cutting to the regularly scheduled pre-recorded program in progress made no sense since there was no hook to catch the listener up on the ongoing discussion, or there was little time to discuss something for a live show). Stations often had a library of a few dozen generic-sounding records, each sounding somewhat like the genre they played, which were used to fill out the remaining hour, often if there wasn't a current song or recurrent that was short enough to fit the remaining time without cutting it off early. The jockey sometimes read announcements or previewed the next hour, but if he chose not to talk, the song would allow the jockey to avoid broadcasting "dead air" (silence).
1st Apr '17 5:23:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In particular, the First Doctor serial ''The Daleks' Master Plan'', a massive 12-parter (plus a prologue episode broadcast weeks earlier and notable for not featuring any of the main cast), had a ChristmasEpisode intentionally meant as filler (since it was thought nobody would be watching, and viewers would be lost if the plot advanced in their absence). The Doctor even [[BreakingTheFourthWall broke the fourth wall to wish viewers a "happy Christmas".]]

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** In particular, the First Doctor serial ''The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan'', Plan]]", a massive 12-parter (plus a prologue episode broadcast weeks earlier and notable for not featuring any of the main cast), had a ChristmasEpisode intentionally meant as filler (since it was thought nobody would be watching, and viewers would be lost if the plot advanced in their absence). The Doctor even [[BreakingTheFourthWall broke the fourth wall to wish viewers a "happy Christmas".]]
29th Mar '17 7:40:04 PM Retloclive
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** For ''Heart of the Swarm'', the three mission Kal'dir arc could be cut out without missing anything major since the campaign's main story is for Kerrigan to restrengthen her Swarm to take down Arcturus Mengsk of the Dominion. However, the Kal'dir missions has Kerrigan off fighting a Protoss research colony during her search for more broods, and the only reason she continues to fight them is due to a vague threat that may result in the Kal'dir Protoss calling for reinforcements to hunt down Kerrigan. Even the CliffHanger where Kerrigan leaves her broodmother, Niadra, behind after killing the last of the Kal'dir Protoss does not have a resolution in the next game, ''Legacy of the Void''.

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** For ''Heart of the Swarm'', the three mission Kal'dir arc could be cut out without missing anything major since the campaign's main story is for Kerrigan to restrengthen her Zerg Swarm to take down Arcturus Mengsk of the Terran Dominion. However, the Kal'dir missions has Kerrigan off fighting a Protoss research colony during her search for more broods, and the only reason she continues to fight them is due to a vague threat that may result in the Kal'dir Protoss calling for reinforcements to hunt down Kerrigan. Even the CliffHanger where Kerrigan leaves her broodmother, Niadra, behind after killing the last of the Kal'dir Protoss does not have a resolution in the next game, ''Legacy of the Void''.
29th Mar '17 7:38:52 PM Retloclive
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** For ''Wings of Liberty'', the main artifact storyline spans from the Mar Sara arc with Raynor starting his search for the artifact fragments, to a couple artifact fragment search missions during the middle portions, and then finishes with the final Char arc where the combined Artifact is used to cleanse Kerrigan of her infestation. However, the middle portions of the campaign between Mar Sara and Char has three {{Padding}} arcs that can be cut out completely, and nothing would seem out-of-place. These three arcs include helping Hanson deal with a Zerg infestation amongst the Dominion colony worlds, helping Tosh's rogue Ghost faction create Spectres, and supporting Matt's rebellion against the Dominion by starting a revolt on the Dominion capital world, Korhal, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot which ended up not going anywhere in the long run]].

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** For ''Wings of Liberty'', the main artifact storyline spans from the Mar Sara arc with Raynor starting his search for the artifact fragments, to a couple artifact fragment search missions during the middle portions, and then finishes with the final Char arc where the combined Artifact is used to cleanse Kerrigan of her infestation. However, the middle portions of the campaign between Mar Sara and Char has three {{Padding}} arcs that can be cut out completely, and nothing would seem out-of-place. These three {{Filler}} arcs include helping include:
## Helping
Hanson deal with a Zerg infestation amongst the Dominion colony worlds, helping worlds.
## Helping
Tosh's rogue Ghost faction create Spectres, and supporting Spectres.
## Supporting
Matt's rebellion against the Dominion by starting a revolt on the Dominion capital world, Korhal, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot which ended up not going anywhere in the long run]].
29th Mar '17 7:36:31 PM Retloclive
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* The campaigns of ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' are a huge offender of this.
** For ''Wings of Liberty'', the main artifact storyline spans from the Mar Sara arc with Raynor starting his search for the artifact fragments, to a couple artifact fragment search missions during the middle portions, and then finishes with the final Char arc where the combined Artifact is used to cleanse Kerrigan of her infestation. However, the middle portions of the campaign between Mar Sara and Char has three {{Padding}} arcs that can be cut out completely, and nothing would seem out-of-place. These three arcs include helping Hanson deal with a Zerg infestation amongst the Dominion colony worlds, helping Tosh's rogue Ghost faction create Spectres, and supporting Matt's rebellion against the Dominion by starting a revolt on the Dominion capital world, Korhal, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot which ended up not going anywhere in the long run]].
** For ''Heart of the Swarm'', the three mission Kal'dir arc could be cut out without missing anything major since the campaign's main story is for Kerrigan to restrengthen her Swarm to take down Arcturus Mengsk of the Dominion. However, the Kal'dir missions has Kerrigan off fighting a Protoss research colony during her search for more broods, and the only reason she continues to fight them is due to a vague threat that may result in the Kal'dir Protoss calling for reinforcements to hunt down Kerrigan. Even the CliffHanger where Kerrigan leaves her broodmother, Niadra, behind after killing the last of the Kal'dir Protoss does not have a resolution in the next game, ''Legacy of the Void''.
16th Mar '17 1:11:35 PM BrendanRizzo
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** According to math, Johto was comprised of 50% filler. Surprisingly, the Sinnoh arc was only 20% filler.

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** According to math, Johto was comprised of comprises 50% filler. Surprisingly, the Sinnoh arc was is only 20% filler.
5th Mar '17 1:03:42 AM jormis29
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* The ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Game Show" was produced during contract disputes between the supporting cast and the producers. Therefore, it is unique in that of the main cast members, only Tony Shalhoub appears, and the role of the assistant doesn't go to Sharona, but rather to Monk's upstairs neighbor Kevin Dorfman.

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* The ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Game Show" was produced during contract disputes between the supporting cast and the producers. Therefore, it is unique in that of the main cast members, only Tony Shalhoub Creator/TonyShalhoub appears, and the role of the assistant doesn't go to Sharona, but rather to Monk's upstairs neighbor Kevin Dorfman.
5th Feb '17 10:32:15 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* Generally speaking, each game in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has one or two cases that are fairly self-contained and have very little relevance to that game's story arc. The best example of this is "Turnabout Storyteller", the fourth case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit of Justice]]'', which has absolutely no connection to the rest of the game and has been confirmed by WordOfGod to have been conceived as a BreatherEpisode between the plot-heavy third and fifth cases.
24th Dec '16 8:21:06 AM Retloclive
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* The ''Manga/TwinStarExorcists'' anime adaptation is a huge offender of {{Filler}}. For the first 20 episodes, canon material is vastly extended with filler moments that was never originally in the manga up to the end of the fight against Yuto Ijika. However, the following episodes after episode 20 is complete anime-original content.
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