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17th Aug '17 2:49:40 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Also, if Ash gets a Fire-type starter Pokémon, expect it to be abused or abandoned in some way or other; in Quilava's case, however, it was wild, and was ''about'' to be caught by an abusive trainer.

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** Also, if Ash gets a Fire-type starter Pokémon, expect it to be abused or abandoned in some way or other; in Quilava's case, however, it was wild, and was ''about'' to be caught by an abusive trainer. This pattern was broken with Litten, who was simply a wild Pokémon looking after an elderly Stoutland [[spoiler:until it died from old age]].
16th Aug '17 11:14:30 AM tyrekecorrea
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* Both ''Series/{{Barney|and Friends}}'' and ''Series/SesameStreet'' are subject to this. The former webnt through wholesale changes of the child cast about once every five years, whereas Sesame Street Muppets have been shown to forget things so they can be taught to a new audience.

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* Both ''Series/{{Barney|and Friends}}'' and ''Series/SesameStreet'' are subject to this. The former webnt went through wholesale changes of the child cast about once every five years, whereas Sesame Street Muppets have been shown to forget things so they can be taught to a new audience.
15th Aug '17 6:30:18 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Rock & Wrestling Era: a mega-heel called Wrestling/TheOneManGang (a big white guy from Chicago) is transformed into the "African Dream" Akeem after "discovering his African roots".[[note]]It was a TakeThat to [[Wrestling/DustyRhodes "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes[[/note]] WWE, Inc. Era (a return to the cartoonish-ness of the Rock & Wrestling Era): A-Train (a huge white guy; before that, he was known as Albert) returns after 8 years as Lord Tensai (later just Tensai), having "found himself" in Japan. Which actually has some basis in reality, since Matt "A-Train" Bloom did spend several years wrestling in Japan as Giant Bernard. They eventually gave up on that gimmick and renamed him "Sweet T" Tensai as Wrestling/BrodusClay's partner in the wacky dancing big fat guy comedy team Tons of Funk.

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* Rock & Wrestling Era: a mega-heel called Wrestling/TheOneManGang (a big white guy from Chicago) is transformed into the "African Dream" Akeem after "discovering his African roots".[[note]]It was a TakeThat to [[Wrestling/DustyRhodes "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes[[/note]] Rhodes]][[/note]] WWE, Inc. Era (a return to the cartoonish-ness of the Rock & Wrestling Era): A-Train (a huge white guy; before that, he was known as Albert) returns after 8 years as Lord Tensai (later just Tensai), having "found himself" in Japan. Which actually has some basis in reality, since Matt "A-Train" Bloom did spend several years wrestling in Japan as Giant Bernard. They eventually gave up on that gimmick and renamed him "Sweet T" Tensai as Wrestling/BrodusClay's partner in the wacky dancing big fat guy comedy team Tons of Funk.
14th Aug '17 4:24:28 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', and ''KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' are all 4-5 years apart, feature a team of 5 members, and, if you count GO!GO!, all have an important pact-based item (the latter two features these as the TransformationTrinket).

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** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', and ''KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' are all 4-5 years apart, feature a team of 5 members, and, if you count GO!GO!, all have an important pact-based item (the latter two features these as the TransformationTrinket).
31st Jul '17 7:48:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Used in-universe in ''WatershipDown'', due to rabbits' short lifespan. The main events of the novel are the stuff of legend some five years later, and humans are portrayed as driving cars and smoking cigarettes in the mythic past.

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* Used in-universe in ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', due to rabbits' short lifespan. The main events of the novel are the stuff of legend some five years later, and humans are portrayed as driving cars and smoking cigarettes in the mythic past.
28th Jul '17 3:53:44 PM jormis29
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** The status quo is irrevocably changed, either in ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'', ''Spider-Man: Chapter One'', or ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay''. Maybe Aunt May learns Peter's identity, or gets KilledOffForReal. Or, someone in the RoguesGallery gets KilledOffForReal, replaced by someone else taking up that villain's identity. The original villain will never return -- until making an unexpected return.

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** The status quo is irrevocably changed, either in ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'', ''Spider-Man: Chapter One'', ''ComicBook/SpiderManChapterOne'', or ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay''. Maybe Aunt May learns Peter's identity, or gets KilledOffForReal. Or, someone in the RoguesGallery gets KilledOffForReal, replaced by someone else taking up that villain's identity. The original villain will never return -- until making an unexpected return.
27th Jul '17 1:30:54 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* In ''ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics'' made in Italy, it seems that every 5-6 years or so they have to write a story where some character becomes a pro golfer, with the only purpose to explain every single golf-related term to the readers via footnotes.
26th Jul '17 8:51:33 PM nombretomado
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* During UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, this trope was employed partly due to the fact that movie theaters wouldn't rerun older cartoons anyway, particularly if they were from the black and white era once Technicolor became the standard. So plots could be re-used after enough years had gone by. The ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' series was particularly guilty of this, once FamousStudios took over.

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* During UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, this trope was employed partly due to the fact that movie theaters wouldn't rerun older cartoons anyway, particularly if they were from the black and white era once Technicolor became the standard. So plots could be re-used after enough years had gone by. The ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' series was particularly guilty of this, once FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios took over.
14th Jul '17 9:50:39 AM tyrekecorrea
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* Both ''Series/{{Barney|and Friends}}'' and ''Series/SesameStreet'' are subject to this.

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* Both ''Series/{{Barney|and Friends}}'' and ''Series/SesameStreet'' are subject to this. The former webnt through wholesale changes of the child cast about once every five years, whereas Sesame Street Muppets have been shown to forget things so they can be taught to a new audience.


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* Unless they're extremely popular, like ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', shows on children's networks and programming blocks don't usually last more than four seasons.
24th Jun '17 1:14:18 PM RippenFan33
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* If there's a babyface tag team with a large & small guy, often the team will break up by having the larger one turn heel and attack the smaller partner, with the justification being that said partner was holding the larger one back. This has been done with Cryme Tyme, Wrestling/ThePrimeTimePlayers & as of 2017, [[spoiler: Wrestling/EnzoAndCass]]
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