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27th Jul '16 5:13:46 AM tealmage
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* In ''VideoGame/TrailOfAnguish'', this combines with a {{Lampshading}} of the AdventureGame HyperspaceArsenal when the protagonist goes out on a date:
--> After about fifteen minutes, Chris opens the door. He's wearing a wonderful-looking tuxedo.
--> "I hope I don't look funny carrying around all these items," you say.
--> He squints for a few seconds before he sees them. Then he replies, "Nah, it's okay. Everyone's on an adventure of some sort, after all." You nod, only now noticing that he's somehow concealing a bicycle, a bungee cord, and a horse in his pocket. Looks exciting.
24th Jul '16 6:54:50 AM TheNerfGuy
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* The various ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' fanfics have these a lot. The franchise features an organization that is spread out globally, and members of the local group featured in one story often show up in another, from time to time.

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* The various ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' fanfics have these a lot. The franchise series features an organization that is spread out globally, and members of the local group featured in one story often show up in another, from time to time.
3rd Jul '16 6:55:24 PM Doug86
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* The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games often invoke this trope, particularly the ones focused on WorldWarTwo. The different characters you play as, while they never meet each other in-game, help to contribute in their own way in order to defeat the Germans on vastly separated fronts.

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* The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games often invoke this trope, particularly the ones focused on WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The different characters you play as, while they never meet each other in-game, help to contribute in their own way in order to defeat the Germans on vastly separated fronts.



* The scientists working on Ultra (the Enigma code breakers during WorldWarII) were this for a long time to the scientists working on the Manhattan project (development of the atomic bomb). While the latter were widely recognized for their work, Ultra was kept officially secret until 1974.
* This trope was invoked by practically everyone, on all sides of the fight during WorldWarTwo (and any other war if you think about it). [[FromACertainPointOfView In their own version of this trope]], both sides (Axis/Allies) were doing what they felt was right, while twisting the other side's words/actions against them as much as possible to justify their actions.

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* The scientists working on Ultra (the Enigma code breakers during WorldWarII) UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) were this for a long time to the scientists working on the Manhattan project (development of the atomic bomb). While the latter were widely recognized for their work, Ultra was kept officially secret until 1974.
* This trope was invoked by practically everyone, on all sides of the fight during WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (and any other war if you think about it). [[FromACertainPointOfView In their own version of this trope]], both sides (Axis/Allies) were doing what they felt was right, while twisting the other side's words/actions against them as much as possible to justify their actions.
2nd Jul '16 4:31:56 PM SomberCaelifera
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** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] tended to suggest that the other ''Constitution''-class starships generally did have their own 'only ship in the sector' and 'stumbled upon a dangerous mystery while exploring' incidents off-screen whenever other ''Constitition''-class starships showed up. No specific individual served the HeroOfAnotherStory role well, though.

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** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] tended to suggest that the other ''Constitution''-class starships generally did have their own 'only ship in the sector' and 'stumbled upon a dangerous mystery while exploring' incidents off-screen whenever other ''Constitition''-class ''Constitution''-class starships showed up. No specific individual served the HeroOfAnotherStory role well, though.
28th Jun '16 6:57:43 PM cdrood
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** Two Diane Duane novels, Dreadnaught and Battlestations are something of a LowerDecksEpisode in regards to the novels. The main characters are younger Expys of the main StarTrek characters. While they do perform acts to further the plot, when they cross paths with Kirk and company, it's clear for every thing the youngsters have done, the senior officers have done 5 or 6.
27th Jun '16 7:54:59 PM Peteman
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27th Jun '16 7:54:58 PM Peteman
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** It is heavily implied that adventuring parties and Player Characters in the world are this, although the heroes have yet to directly interact with another good-aligned [=PCs=] or Adventuring parties. Nale and his adventuring party (the Linear Guild) tried to pretend they were this, claiming they were in the same dungeon on a completely different quest (although later turned out to be a lie). Inverted at one point when the Order ran into a pair of ''villains'' from another story, a dwarf and a Ninja who were trying to murder The King of Nowhere ([[MakesSenseinContext don't ask]]).

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** It is heavily implied that adventuring parties and Player Characters in the world are this, although the heroes have yet to directly interact with another good-aligned [=PCs=] or Adventuring parties.this. Nale and his adventuring party (the Linear Guild) tried to pretend they were this, claiming they were in the same dungeon on a completely different quest (although later turned out to be a lie). Inverted at one point when the Order ran into a pair of ''villains'' from another story, a dwarf and a Ninja who were trying to murder The King of Nowhere ([[MakesSenseinContext don't ask]]).ask]]).
** Julio Scoundrel was one of the most prolific heroes of his day [[ReallyGetsAround (in more ways than one)]] and served as Elan's mentor as well as TheCavalry. He considers [[VillainOfAnotherStory Tarquin]] to be one of his B-List villains.


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** Characters who individual party members have had assorted interactions with include Eugene Greenhilt (Roy's dad, who was an adventurer in his heyday) and Sir Francois (the guy Elan was Heralding before he ditched him after screwing up another one of their adventures).
24th Jun '16 6:04:11 AM Doug86
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* The mysterious night shift team in the ''Hero Hotline'' mini-series in TheDCU.
* Pick a super hero. Any super hero. Odds are they have had an adventure and encountered SpiderMan, {{Wolverine}}, {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}...
** Spider-Man's first encounter with the Sinister Six had ComicBook/IronMan playing this role; also subverted, when he encounters the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[spoiler:and they turn out to be android duplicates programmed to try and kill him]].
* It was once a common occurance that everytime the Sinister Six would show up, SpiderMan would call the [[ComicBook.TheAvengers Avengers]] and ComicBook/FantasticFour, only to find out that they were on other missions. Other super heroes would eventually come to his aid, however.

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* The mysterious night shift team in the ''Hero Hotline'' mini-series in TheDCU.
Franchise/TheDCU.
* Pick a super hero. Any super hero. Odds are they have had an adventure and encountered SpiderMan, {{Wolverine}}, {{Superman}}, ComicBook/SpiderMan, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}...
** Spider-Man's first encounter with the Sinister Six had ComicBook/IronMan playing this role; also subverted, when he encounters the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen [[spoiler:and they turn out to be android duplicates programmed to try and kill him]].
* It was once a common occurance that everytime the Sinister Six would show up, SpiderMan Spider-Man would call the [[ComicBook.TheAvengers [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and ComicBook/FantasticFour, only to find out that they were on other missions. Other super heroes would eventually come to his aid, however.
20th Jun '16 10:29:54 AM towercurator
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* ''Literature/VoidDomain'' has something of an EnsembleCast. LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all get their own chapters, each doing their own thing. Even with that, some characters never get a chapter but can still be seen doing things in the background.
8th Jun '16 10:51:19 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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** Fifth season episode [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05E11 "Synecdoche"]] features an [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E14 eccentric tech genius millionaire]], a [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS01E03 former soldier]] and a [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS04E16 career criminal]] saving... Reese, Shaw and Fusco. [[spoiler: In the end, Logan Pierce mentions that Reese's number wasn't the first to turn up and they were working with the Machine for some time.]]
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