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23rd Mar '17 12:43:00 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** Flair started accompanying Wrestling/TripleH to his matches starting after ''WWE Unforgiven'' in October 2002. Wrestling/{{Batista}} moved from ''[[Wrestling/{{WWESmackDown}} WWE [=SmackDown!=]]]'' to ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Raw]]'' and joined them, with Wrestling/RandyOrton completing the group on January 20, 2003, and the name Wrestling/{{Evolution}} debuting two weeks later.

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*** ** Flair started accompanying Wrestling/TripleH to his matches starting after ''WWE Unforgiven'' in October 2002. Wrestling/{{Batista}} moved from ''[[Wrestling/{{WWESmackDown}} WWE [=SmackDown!=]]]'' to ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Raw]]'' and joined them, with Wrestling/RandyOrton completing the group on January 20, 2003, and the name Wrestling/{{Evolution}} debuting two weeks later.
20th Mar '17 2:59:08 PM TheNicestGuy
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* ''MagicTheGathering'' will reuse popular themes after a several-year hiatus, reasoning that enough players had come and gone to make them seem new (and that players who had been around for them the first time would be happy to see them back). For example, multicolor cards were a theme in 1994's ''Legends'', 2000's ''Invasion'', 2005's ''Ravnica: City of Guilds'', 2008's ''Shards of Alara'', and 2012's ''Return to Ravnica.'' Speaking of ''Return to Ravnica'', they've settled on seven years as being about the right amount of time to revisit a setting, as was done with both the Mirrodin and Ravnica settings. (Although they broke this habit by revisiting Zendikar after six years, and Innistrad after only four and a half.)

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* ''MagicTheGathering'' will reuse popular themes after a several-year hiatus, reasoning that enough players had come and gone to make them seem new (and that players who had been around for them the first time would be happy to see them back). For example, multicolor cards were a theme in 1994's ''Legends'', 2000's ''Invasion'', 2005's ''Ravnica: City of Guilds'', 2008's ''Shards of Alara'', and 2012's ''Return to Ravnica.'' Speaking of ''Return to Ravnica'', they've settled on seven years as being about the right amount of time to revisit a setting, as was done with both the Mirrodin and Ravnica settings. (Although they broke this habit by revisiting Zendikar after six years, and Innistrad after only four and a half.)
) Note that there is an underlying game-balance [[JustifiedTrope justification]] that influences some of this, since a common format for sanctioned tournaments allows only cards from a certain number of the most recent releases to be used, about two years or so. Older cards are periodically rotated out of the whitelist, so one of the easier ways to maintain balance is to make sure some newly-released cards fill similar niches to ones that were recently rotated out.
18th Mar '17 5:51:27 PM Reign
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** In some more specific examples, the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series reused individual plots. ''Pika and Goliath'' retreaded ''Electrick Shock Showdown'' (though it at least also had flashbacks to said episode) and established for the new audience why Pikachu wouldn't evolve. ''Crossing Paths'' was ''Bye Bye Butterfree'' but starring Jessie's Dustox.
17th Mar '17 2:26:40 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Probably the most obvious is that (starting with Hoenn) every time Ash goes to a new region, he meets a girl who will soon be his new traveling companion and accidentally destroys her bicycle,[[note]]Subverted with Iris who didn't have a bicycle - Pikachu shocked ''her'' instead, and then averted entirely with the likewise bikeless Serena (although [[TagAlongKid Bonnie]] does still get shocked just like Iris did).[[/note]] mirroring the beginning of the first season.

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** Probably the most obvious is that (starting with Hoenn) every time Ash goes to a new region, he meets a girl who will soon be his new traveling companion and accidentally destroys her bicycle,[[note]]Subverted with Iris who didn't have a bicycle - Pikachu shocked ''her'' instead, and then averted entirely with the likewise bikeless Serena bicycle,[[note]]At lea (although [[TagAlongKid Bonnie]] does still get shocked just like Iris did).did). In Alola, this tradition is discarded entirely.[[/note]] mirroring the beginning of the first season.
4th Mar '17 7:24:58 PM YourIdeas
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* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise will often reuse similar team formations and item after a few years have passed. For example: ** ''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 item.

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* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise will often reuse similar team formations and item after a few years have passed. For example: passed.
** ''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 item.pact-based item (the latter two features these as the TransformationTrinket).
4th Mar '17 7:23:30 PM YourIdeas
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* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise will often reuse similar team formations and item after a few years have passed. For example: ** ''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 item.
** ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' notably has a 2-girl team joined by a third member halfway through the series, which hasn't happened since the original Pretty Cure series. ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' Was this for a quarter of its run until a fourth member was added.
31st Jan '17 3:21:32 PM Pinokio
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** Someone in Peter Parker's civilian life dies, or becomes a villain.

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** Someone in Peter Parker's civilian life dies, becomes a villain, or becomes an anti-hero with a villain.villain's power.
24th Jan '17 10:34:58 PM Statzkeen
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** The franchise are infamous for announcing ahead of virtually every Bond film that '''this''' time the Bond girl will be an ActionGirl who is treated as an equal match for Bond, which is then immediately forgotten and next time the idea is again treated as new.

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** The franchise are is infamous for announcing ahead of virtually every Bond film that '''this''' time the Bond girl will be an ActionGirl who is treated as an equal match for Bond, which is then immediately forgotten and next time the idea is again treated as new.
10th Jan '17 6:42:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''LoadingReadyRun'' parodied this by pretending to be remaking a sketch that had been released just a few weeks earlier. As it turned out one of their members was manipulating them into position so he could use them for his own sketch, which the others had shot down.

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* ''LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' parodied this by pretending to be remaking a sketch that had been released just a few weeks earlier. As it turned out one of their members was manipulating them into position so he could use them for his own sketch, which the others had shot down.
1st Jan '17 9:02:32 PM whatdoesntkillyou
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** Also, bad things happen on Buffy's birthday with such regularity that the characters [[GenreSavvy begin planning]] for it as the series goes on.
*** That was more of a {{running gag}} than this trope because it happened once a season. Whedon probably didn't expect his demographic to change after every single season. Whedon said himself "happy people make boring television", so why would Buffy's birthday be any different.
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