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28th Sep '16 12:43:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* The most common complaint about ''CharbyTheVampirate''. Largely a side-effect of having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. In fact, over a dozen characters live together in a single house, all of whom have their own plotlines. It's no surprise that a single party storyline took two years to tell.
* ''IrregularWebcomic'', by virtue of being composed of many unrelated, ''very'' loosely related themes, each with a different cast.

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* The most common complaint about ''CharbyTheVampirate''.''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''. Largely a side-effect of having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. In fact, over a dozen characters live together in a single house, all of whom have their own plotlines. It's no surprise that a single party storyline took two years to tell.
* ''IrregularWebcomic'', ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', by virtue of being composed of many unrelated, ''very'' loosely related themes, each with a different cast.
18th Sep '16 4:44:35 PM igordebraga
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* The first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie has this. Besides the Autobots vs Decepticons, there is the military plot, the Sam and Mikela teenage romance plot, the Sector 7 conspiracy plot, and the mostly pointless the HollywoodHacking plot with the [[MsFanservice hot]] NSA agent.

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* The first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie has this. Besides the Autobots vs Decepticons, there is the military plot, the Sam and Mikela teenage romance plot, the Sector 7 conspiracy plot, and the mostly pointless the HollywoodHacking plot with the [[MsFanservice hot]] NSA agent. agent.
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' has PartyScattering once the ''Enterprise'' is destroyed, cutting back and forth from 4 groups stranded on a planet, Kirk, Chekov, and the alien who brought them to the trap; Scotty and an ActionGirl he finds on the planet; [=McCoy=] and an injured Spock; and the rest of the crew, who were captured by the bad guy. Then they start converging through the second, as the alien girl lives on a crashed spaceship.
17th Sep '16 7:48:12 AM Kitchen90
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* This is often how the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' movies worked, mostly being justified as a film series in which "no one was the star" -- the "star is ''Carry On''". The only actor that usually [[WhateverHappenedToTheMouse never had a satisfying conclusion]] was Creator/CharlesHawtrey's characters.

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* This is often how the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' ''Film/CarryOn'' movies worked, mostly being justified as a film series in which "no one was the star" -- the "star is ''Carry On''". The only actor that usually [[WhateverHappenedToTheMouse never had a satisfying conclusion]] was Creator/CharlesHawtrey's characters.
10th Aug '16 8:40:50 PM nombretomado
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* During a busy period in ''[[{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'', Kelson and Morgan are leading one army while Duncan and Dhugal are leading another searching for and finding different groups of the Mearan rebels, while Jehana learns of an assassination attempt against Nigel and wrestles with her guilt, while Nigel (having learned of it already from another source) prepares to deal with it. Then Duncan and Dhugal get separated, and Arilan takes advantage of the opportunity to deal with Jehana and her guilt before reporting to the Camberian Council...This is a very full day in the life.

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* During a busy period in ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'', Kelson and Morgan are leading one army while Duncan and Dhugal are leading another searching for and finding different groups of the Mearan rebels, while Jehana learns of an assassination attempt against Nigel and wrestles with her guilt, while Nigel (having learned of it already from another source) prepares to deal with it. Then Duncan and Dhugal get separated, and Arilan takes advantage of the opportunity to deal with Jehana and her guilt before reporting to the Camberian Council...This is a very full day in the life.
5th Aug '16 9:46:22 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', moreso in ''[[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} 3]]''. There's the mystery of the installations, the Covenant civil war, the Covenant war with humans, the flood, ''and'' Gravemind speaking with Cortana. What makes it worse is that pretty much every line except the first is finished off so quickly and quietly they all seem like D-plots.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', moreso particularly if you count its expanded universe. ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' in ''[[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} 3]]''. There's particular had a lot on its plate; there's the mystery of the installations, Halo Installations, the Covenant civil war, the Covenant war with humans, the flood, Flood, ''and'' whatever Gravemind was speaking with about Cortana. What makes it worse is that pretty much every line except the first is finished off so quickly and quietly they all seem like D-plots.
25th Jul '16 12:56:28 AM EternityofSpirits
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* Due to having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, many of whom with their own plotlines, this tends to happens during the larger story arcs in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. The Rushima Arc in particular stands out, with plotlines often being halted for several chapters at a time. This leads to [[spoiler: Kaneki and Arima's rematch]] lasting ten chapters despite not the fight not being terribly long in general.
19th Jul '16 6:38:03 PM rjd1922
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* There's a reason ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' was such a flop. Some plotlines don't even converge until the [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]], and even then it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

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* There's a This is one reason ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' was such a flop. Some plotlines don't even converge until the [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]], and even then it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.



* The first Transformers movie has this problem. Besides the Autobots vs Decepticons, there is the military plot, the Sam and Mikela teenage romance plot, the Sector 7 conspiracy plot, and the mostly pointless the HollywoodHacking plot with the [[MsFanservice hot]] NSA agent.

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* The first Transformers ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie has this problem.this. Besides the Autobots vs Decepticons, there is the military plot, the Sam and Mikela teenage romance plot, the Sector 7 conspiracy plot, and the mostly pointless the HollywoodHacking plot with the [[MsFanservice hot]] NSA agent.
30th Jun '16 7:39:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'', so so much. As of this edit, there's Marendar trying to kill the biomechanicals (which is about 90% of the cast), Kopaka and Pohatu being stuck in orbit with a character who had been presumed dead for years, and also investigating a murder mystery, Lewa being captured by tribesmen, the golden being becoming a godlike entity, the Toa Mahri being his slaves, the Great Beings looking for a way to stop a disaster, a Gelu and three Toa looking for said Great Beings but being caught by a savage tribe, and another mystery regarding a Great Being masquerading as well-known character. These are just the new unfinished plot-lines. Older ones include the Mask of Time being stolen by Voporak, Vezon and a rag-tag bunch of ultra-powerful characters meeting a Great Being, and that's not even counting all the minor but still ongoing stories.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', so so much. As of this edit, there's Marendar trying to kill the biomechanicals (which is about 90% of the cast), Kopaka and Pohatu being stuck in orbit with a character who had been presumed dead for years, and also investigating a murder mystery, Lewa being captured by tribesmen, the golden being becoming a godlike entity, the Toa Mahri being his slaves, the Great Beings looking for a way to stop a disaster, a Gelu and three Toa looking for said Great Beings but being caught by a savage tribe, and another mystery regarding a Great Being masquerading as well-known character. These are just the new unfinished plot-lines. Older ones include the Mask of Time being stolen by Voporak, Vezon and a rag-tag bunch of ultra-powerful characters meeting a Great Being, and that's not even counting all the minor but still ongoing stories.
19th Jun '16 1:57:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''AgainstTheDay'' by ThomasPynchon manages four genres, all waiting. [[spoiler:They are boy's adventure, western revenge, geek eccentric science and spy adventuress.]] In different parts of the book, one will be become more dominant.

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* ''AgainstTheDay'' ''Literature/AgainstTheDay'' by ThomasPynchon Creator/ThomasPynchon manages four genres, all waiting. [[spoiler:They are boy's adventure, western revenge, geek eccentric science and spy adventuress.]] In different parts of the book, one will be become more dominant.
11th Jun '16 1:21:48 PM Doug86
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* Part of the problem of the first year of ''Amazing {{Spider-Man}}'''s ComicBook/BrandNewDay arc. Storylines such as the identity of Menace, the mystery of Harry's return, the election of a New Mayor of New York, and the Spider-Tracer murders were all milked for all they were worth for an entire year, and mostly resolved within a single storyline. Creators have gone on record saying they intended to touch base on the plot threads a lot more in the year prior, but ran out of time. This despite having at least three times the length as any other series to make such plans. And that didn't stop plotlines in the next two years from being milked for all they were worth and not resolved until the "big finale" of Brand New Day - Origin of the Species.

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* Part of the problem of the first year of ''Amazing {{Spider-Man}}'''s ComicBook/SpiderMan'''s ComicBook/BrandNewDay arc. Storylines such as the identity of Menace, the mystery of Harry's return, the election of a New Mayor of New York, and the Spider-Tracer murders were all milked for all they were worth for an entire year, and mostly resolved within a single storyline. Creators have gone on record saying they intended to touch base on the plot threads a lot more in the year prior, but ran out of time. This despite having at least three times the length as any other series to make such plans. And that didn't stop plotlines in the next two years from being milked for all they were worth and not resolved until the "big finale" of Brand New Day - Origin of the Species.



* A common criticism of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: The Hidden Years'' by Creator/JohnByrne. As [[Podcast/HouseToAstonish Paul O'Brien]] [[http://web.archive.org/web/20081016055109/http://www.thexaxis.com/indexes/hidden/10.htm put it]]:

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* A common criticism of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ''ComicBook/XMen: The Hidden Years'' by Creator/JohnByrne. As [[Podcast/HouseToAstonish Paul O'Brien]] [[http://web.archive.org/web/20081016055109/http://www.thexaxis.com/indexes/hidden/10.htm put it]]:
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