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8th Feb '16 12:43:51 AM shinykittie
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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' received similar criticism for the massive number of subplots it tried to juggle with Peter trying to solve the mystery of his parents' deaths, Harry Osborn turning into the Green Goblin, Peter and Gwen's relationship, Electro's StartOfDarkness, etc.
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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' received similar Averted in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''. Despite having multiple plotlines, they all advance at a brisk rate, intersect with each other frequently and are wrapped up in a satisfying if heartbreaking finale. Most of the criticism came from fans of the previous trilogy grasping at straws for reasons to hate what is arguably one of the massive number of subplots it tried better superhero adaptions to juggle with Peter trying to solve the mystery of his parents' deaths, Harry Osborn turning into the Green Goblin, Peter and Gwen's relationship, Electro's StartOfDarkness, etc.date.
25th Jan '16 3:36:41 PM OnlyHereToComment
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has slowly but surely become a great example of this trope. At first it was just a daily strip which rarely had any sort of storyline, much less a serious storyline, though there was the occasional arc of comics, but nothing serious. As time went on, Tats (the artist/writer) started to include more lengthy and meatier plots that were legitimately serious in nature, but usually he was focused on just that one plot alone. The most famous and celebrated Sinfest storyline being the romance between the devil girl Fuchsia and the human nerd Criminy that took up most of the strips issues, but it had a clear beginning, middle, and end. As more time went on and Tats put in more world building for the setting and more backstory for the characters, many plotlines have started, many of which are going to this very day. Now Sinfest has an absurd amount of ongoing plots, some of which just pop in and get dropped, some new ones joining into the mix, and many of which started years ago and seem to have no end in sight. For example, Lil E gained amnesia and is slowly regaining his memories and the audience are learning more about his past, which was given some backstory in strips way before the amnesia. Lil E got amnesia in 2011, and his mysterious past has been hinted at many times before, it is now late 2015 (as of this edit) and Lil E is only slightly closer to learning about himself than he was when the plot started.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has slowly but surely become a great example of this trope. At first it was just a daily strip which rarely had any sort of storyline, much less a serious storyline, though there was the occasional arc of comics, but nothing serious. As time went on, Tats (the artist/writer) started to include more lengthy and meatier plots that were legitimately serious in nature, but usually he was focused on just that one plot alone. The most famous and celebrated Sinfest storyline being the romance between the devil girl Fuchsia and the human nerd Criminy that took up most of the strips issues, but it had a clear beginning, middle, and end. As more time went on and Tats put in more world building for the setting and more backstory for the characters, many plotlines have started, many of which are going to this very day. Now Sinfest has an absurd amount of ongoing plots, some of which just pop in and get dropped, some new ones joining into the mix, and many of which started years ago and seem to have no end in sight. For example, Lil E gained amnesia and is slowly regaining his memories and the audience are learning more about his past, which was given some backstory in strips way before the amnesia. Lil E got amnesia in 2011, and his mysterious past has been hinted at many times before, it is now late 2015 early 2016 (as of this edit) and Lil E is only slightly closer to learning about himself than he was when the plot started.started, plus there is hints of a connection with a totally different character introduced recently, Vainglorious, who himself has his own mess of plotlines.
23rd Jan '16 9:28:55 AM nombretomado
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* StephenKing's ''UnderTheDome'' has anywhere from a half dozen to a full dozen lines at any given time.
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* StephenKing's ''UnderTheDome'' Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/UnderTheDome'' has anywhere from a half dozen to a full dozen lines at any given time.
21st Jan '16 7:28:25 PM GrammarNavi
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* The Subspace Emissary in ''[[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. There are at least 8 threads (maybe 10, depending on how you interpret things), with some characters jumping between threads willy-nilly, and until the band starts coming together halfway through there's no way to know which events are happening alongside each other.
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* The Subspace Emissary in ''[[SuperSmashBros ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. There are at least 8 threads (maybe 10, depending on how you interpret things), with some characters jumping between threads willy-nilly, and until the band starts coming together halfway through there's no way to know which events are happening alongside each other.
15th Jan '16 9:20:59 PM nombretomado
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** ''TheStand'' gets into this every so often as well.
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** ''TheStand'' ''Literature/TheStand'' gets into this every so often as well.
28th Dec '15 6:18:06 PM eroock
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->''Feature Length Movies Should Not Have 18 Different Plots.''
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->''Feature ->''"Feature Length Movies Should Not Have 18 Different Plots.''"''
17th Dec '15 9:32:06 AM LentilSandEater
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Just played straight.
* Averted/Subverted: The graphic novel ''{{GraphicNovel/Tricked}}'' bases its entire story around this trope; there are six lead characters and each has various levels of intersection with each other. It's spaced out well though, as each chapter switches it's lead, each lead follows a specific order, and there's no skipping a character (though each chapter may not be equal in length), until the very last chapter (and the epilogue) which is a free for all of the six stories smashing into each other.
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* Averted/Subverted: The graphic novel ''{{GraphicNovel/Tricked}}'' ''Tricked'' bases its entire story around this trope; there are six lead characters and each has various levels of intersection with each other. It's spaced out well though, as each chapter switches it's lead, each lead follows a specific order, and there's no skipping a character (though each chapter may not be equal in length), until the very last chapter (and the epilogue) which is a free for all of the six stories smashing into each other.
18th Nov '15 9:59:16 AM OnlyHereToComment
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* ''Webcomic/Sinfest'' has slowly but surely become a great example of this trope. At first it was just a daily strip which rarely had any sort of storyline, much less a serious storyline, though there was the occasional arc of comics, but nothing serious. As time went on, Tats (the artist/writer) started to include more lengthy and meatier plots that were legitimately serious in nature, but usually he was focused on just that one plot alone. The most famous and celebrated Sinfest storyline being the romance between the devil girl Fuchsia and the human nerd Criminy that took up most of the strips issues, but it had a clear beginning, middle, and end. As more time went on and Tats put in more world building for the setting and more backstory for the characters, many plotlines have started, many of which are going to this very day. Now Sinfest has an absurd amount of ongoing plots, some of which just pop in and get dropped, some new ones joining into the mix, and many of which started years ago and seem to have no end in sight. For example, Lil E gained amnesia and is slowly regaining his memories and the audience are learning more about his past, which was given some backstory in strips way before the amnesia. Lil E got amnesia in 2011, and his mysterious past has been hinted at many times before, it is now late 2015 (as of this edit) and Lil E is only slightly closer to learning about himself than he was when the plot started.
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* ''Webcomic/Sinfest'' ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has slowly but surely become a great example of this trope. At first it was just a daily strip which rarely had any sort of storyline, much less a serious storyline, though there was the occasional arc of comics, but nothing serious. As time went on, Tats (the artist/writer) started to include more lengthy and meatier plots that were legitimately serious in nature, but usually he was focused on just that one plot alone. The most famous and celebrated Sinfest storyline being the romance between the devil girl Fuchsia and the human nerd Criminy that took up most of the strips issues, but it had a clear beginning, middle, and end. As more time went on and Tats put in more world building for the setting and more backstory for the characters, many plotlines have started, many of which are going to this very day. Now Sinfest has an absurd amount of ongoing plots, some of which just pop in and get dropped, some new ones joining into the mix, and many of which started years ago and seem to have no end in sight. For example, Lil E gained amnesia and is slowly regaining his memories and the audience are learning more about his past, which was given some backstory in strips way before the amnesia. Lil E got amnesia in 2011, and his mysterious past has been hinted at many times before, it is now late 2015 (as of this edit) and Lil E is only slightly closer to learning about himself than he was when the plot started.
18th Nov '15 9:57:40 AM OnlyHereToComment
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* ''Webcomic/Sinfest'' has slowly but surely become a great example of this trope. At first it was just a daily strip which rarely had any sort of storyline, much less a serious storyline, though there was the occasional arc of comics, but nothing serious. As time went on, Tats (the artist/writer) started to include more lengthy and meatier plots that were legitimately serious in nature, but usually he was focused on just that one plot alone. The most famous and celebrated Sinfest storyline being the romance between the devil girl Fuchsia and the human nerd Criminy that took up most of the strips issues, but it had a clear beginning, middle, and end. As more time went on and Tats put in more world building for the setting and more backstory for the characters, many plotlines have started, many of which are going to this very day. Now Sinfest has an absurd amount of ongoing plots, some of which just pop in and get dropped, some new ones joining into the mix, and many of which started years ago and seem to have no end in sight. For example, Lil E gained amnesia and is slowly regaining his memories and the audience are learning more about his past, which was given some backstory in strips way before the amnesia. Lil E got amnesia in 2011, and his mysterious past has been hinted at many times before, it is now late 2015 (as of this edit) and Lil E is only slightly closer to learning about himself than he was when the plot started.
10th Oct '15 11:48:34 AM nombretomado
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** e) Jimmy Olsen getting plagued with random superpowers and alternating between investigating the death of the NewGods, trying to be a superhero, going on angst-breaks with Superman, getting kidnapped, and getting kidnapped from his kidnapper.
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** e) Jimmy Olsen getting plagued with random superpowers and alternating between investigating the death of the NewGods, ComicBook/NewGods, trying to be a superhero, going on angst-breaks with Superman, getting kidnapped, and getting kidnapped from his kidnapper.
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