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10th Jan '17 9:55:07 PM whunt
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* ''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.

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', so so much. As In the final year of this edit, there's story, there was 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.stories.
**And Bioniclestory.com was ''shut down'' right as the story was being wrapped up. Yes, this is how the story ''ends''.
8th Jan '17 9:41:25 PM Zaptech
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is currently suffering this with Volume 4. Due to the events of Volume 3, the titular team has been separated and we're dealing with the four in different plots - Ruby and the remains of Team JNPR trying to find Cinder to get back at her for the destruction of Vale, Weiss and being stuck in her home in Atlas with her abusive father, Blake running away with Sun Wukong joining her, and Yang and her father Taiyang and trying to get the former to get out of her funk. However, since this each episode tends to run around 15 minutes, it keeps flip-flopping around and leaving some fans wanting Creator/RoosterTeeth to just get the team together again.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is currently suffering this with in Volume 4. Due to the events of Volume 3, the titular team has been separated and we're the show is dealing with the four in different plots - Ruby and the remains of Team JNPR trying to find Cinder to get back at her for the destruction of Vale, Weiss and being stuck in her home in Atlas with her abusive father, Blake running away with Sun Wukong joining her, and Yang and her father Taiyang and trying to get the former to get out of her funk. However, since this each episode tends to run around 15 minutes, it keeps flip-flopping around and leaving some fans wanting Creator/RoosterTeeth to just get the team together again.depression.
8th Jan '17 2:48:42 PM Blazer
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is currently suffering this with Volume 4. Due to the events of Volume 3, the titular team has been separated and we're dealing with the four in different plots - Ruby and the remains of Team JNPR trying to find Cinder to get back at her for the destruction of Vale, Weiss and being stuck in her home in Atlas with her abusive father, Blake running away with Sun Wukong joining her, and Yang and her father Taiyang and trying to get the former to get out of her funk. However, since this each episode tends to run around 15 minutes, it keeps flip-flopping around and leaving some fans wanting Creator/RoosterTeeth to just get the team together again.
5th Jan '17 7:28:18 AM Couran
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* ''Series/LifeInPieces'', rather than intercutting between plotlines, has each episode made up of four distinct shorts, each focusing on one of the main couples. Although characters often appear in each other's plots, the four segments rarely have anything to do with each other; events on one story generally don't affect what happens on the other three.

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* ''Series/LifeInPieces'', rather than intercutting between plotlines, has each episode made up of four distinct shorts, each focusing on one of the main couples. Although characters often appear in each other's plots, the four segments rarely have anything to do which regularly overlap with each other; events on one story generally don't affect what happens on the other three.due to setting or timing of events.
13th Nov '16 6:07:01 PM Mullon
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* There are so many concurrent plotlines in every episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'' that, combined with their [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters fairly extensive cast]], it usually takes half a season to get anything done in any of the plotlines or any of the characters. It's taken UpToEleven in season 5, with such a multitude of plotlines that have very minimal interaction with each other that it's hard to say which one is actually supposed to be the main plot.

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* There are so many concurrent plotlines in every episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'' that, combined with their [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters fairly extensive cast]], it usually takes half a season to get anything done in any of the plotlines or any of the characters. It's taken UpToEleven in While the show started with only two plots, each season added new cast members then gave them their own subplots, not matter how pointless and unrelated to vampires they were. It gets ridiculous by season 5, with such a multitude of plotlines that have very minimal interaction with each other that it's hard to say which one is actually supposed to be the main plot.plot. Probably best illustrated by the restaurant/bar Merlotte's where most of the cast work, by season 6 the whole place is run by two waitresses and the two cooks, even the owner of the place is gone.
2nd Oct '16 1:34:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''EquestriaChronicles'' has numerous "permenant" characters as well as quite a few fringe characters who update sporadically.

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* ''EquestriaChronicles'' ''Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles'' has numerous "permenant" characters as well as quite a few fringe characters who update sporadically.
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.
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