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21st May '17 12:26:46 AM CaptainTedium
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* The main premise of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is about the titular character searching for a way to go back to his proper time in the distant past and defeat [[BigBad Aku]] in order to undo the BadFuture the evil being has caused.

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* The main premise of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is about the titular character searching for a way to go back to his proper time in the distant past and defeat [[BigBad Aku]] in order to undo the BadFuture the evil being has caused. The [[SamuraiJack/TropesSeason5 2017 revival]] also has its own Myth Arc where Jack has been stuck in the future [[TimeSkip for 50 years]] and has to get himself back to focusing on his goal to vanquish Aku.
20th May '17 12:52:12 PM nombretomado
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* Following ''Monk'', the various "quirky" shows on USANetwork have also adopted the system of having a Myth Arc across episodes that mostly focus on MysteryOfTheWeek or MonsterOfTheWeek episodes. As follows, they are:

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* Following ''Monk'', the various "quirky" shows on USANetwork Creator/USANetwork have also adopted the system of having a Myth Arc across episodes that mostly focus on MysteryOfTheWeek or MonsterOfTheWeek episodes. As follows, they are:
1st May '17 3:51:41 AM Killerikala
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight turns the entire series (sans Origins, due to time gap) to a story of [[spoiler: Batman's last years and his downfall]]. Each game has it's own story, and while the day is is always saved, they still end bittersweet.
6th Apr '17 8:34:38 PM jake38
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* The ''[[VideoGame/KisekiSeries Legend of Heroes Series]]'' is organized into arcs that each tell fairly self contained stories, but all contribute to the overarching story of [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros]] attempting to claim the seven Sept-Terrion and enact their mysterious "Orpheus Final Plan."
28th Mar '17 11:15:38 AM Sapphirea2
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*** The Twelfth Doctor's myth arc (Series 8 onward) is still a work in progress, but the Series 9 finale three-parter [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven "Face the Raven"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] resolves a key issue launched with the end of the previous myth arc as [[spoiler: he '''finally''' makes it back to Gallifrey only to promptly becomes a renegade from Time Lord justice once more]]. He also has an arc villain in Missy, [[spoiler: aka the Master]], who was responsible for his meeting Clara Oswald back in Series 7 and has an agenda in keeping them together that may not be the one(s) she claims. Speaking of which . . .
*** Starting with the Series 7 premiere [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], Clara Oswald has a myth arc as she becomes a DistaffCounterpart to and soulmate of the Doctor. This culminates in the Series 9 finale storyline, in which she [[spoiler: dies . . . but goes on to have near-infinite adventures in the last moment of her life, functionally immortal, with a TARDIS and companion of her own]].

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*** The Twelfth Doctor's myth arc (Series 8 onward) 8-10) is still a work in progress, but the Series 9 finale three-parter [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven "Face the Raven"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] resolves does resolve a key issue launched with the end of the previous myth arc as [[spoiler: he '''finally''' makes it back to Gallifrey only to promptly becomes a renegade from Time Lord justice once more]]. He also has an arc villain in Missy, [[spoiler: Missy ([[spoiler: aka the Master]], Master]]) who was responsible for his [[spoiler: meeting Clara Oswald Oswald]] back in Series 7 and has an agenda in keeping them together for reasons that may not be the one(s) she claims. Speaking of which . . .
*** Starting with the Series 7 premiere [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], Clara Oswald has a myth arc as she becomes goes from a seemingly "Impossible Girl" to the Doctor's DistaffCounterpart to and soulmate of the Doctor. soulmate. This arc also culminates in the Series 9 finale storyline, in which she [[spoiler: dies . . . but yet goes on to have near-infinite adventures in the her last moment of her life, functionally immortal, with a TARDIS and companion of her own]].
25th Mar '17 12:41:57 AM AthenaBlue
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*** River Song's personal myth arc, which dates back to Series 4's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], is formally concluded with the post-Series 9 ChristmasEpisode [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song"]], which ends with [[spoiler: her and the Twelfth Doctor having 24 happy years together before she goes to said library, bringing things full circle]].

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*** River Song's personal myth arc, which dates back to Series 4's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], is formally concluded with the post-Series 9 ChristmasEpisode [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song"]], which ends with [[spoiler: her and the Twelfth Doctor having 24 happy years together before she goes to said library, bringing things full circle]].
25th Mar '17 12:41:15 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' has one of these, covering the final stages of a war between the [[TheEmpire Galactic Empire]] and the [[TheFederation Free Planets Alliance]], with two of the universe's most talented strategists facing off against one another throughout.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has the war on the Angels, which is later revealed to be a small part of [[spoiler:SEELE's [[AssimilationPlot Human Instrumentality Project]].]]
** However, the Series never actually explains the real circumstances behind the War with the Angels in the context of the Show itself ([[AllThereInTheManual there are however ancillary materials that clear up the plot]]), leading to the inevitable mindscrew it's infamous for.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, in addition to having individual arcs in its shows, possesses several myth arcs that run throughout the ''franchise'', including learning more about the Protoculture and the origins of mankind and the Zentraedi, and finding worlds to replace the seriously damaged Earth.
** While opinions on it vary between a FairForItsDay CulturalTranslation and a horrible {{Macekre}}, the ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' franchise born from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' possesses a somewhat similar but altered Myth Arc involving the Masters and their manipulation of multiple races throughout the galaxy, which culminates in the Earth becoming a shooting gallery for ''several'' interstellar conflicts fighting over Protoculture. Except in ''Robotech'' [[AppliedPhlebotinum Protoculture is a sort of living energy useful for hyperspace travel]], while in ''Macross'' they're an extinct {{Precursor|s}} race.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' starts off as an episodic action/adventure/mecha series following a small band of rebels fighting the Beastmen, who had driven humanity underground. After a mindblowing plot twist followed by some significant CharacterDevelopment, the series developed into a full-blown war-story. However, after a TimeSkip, it is revealed that the war was nothing more than a tiny part of the whole picture.

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* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' has one of these, covering ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Since the final stages beginning, scattered information suggested the existence of a war between the [[TheEmpire Galactic Empire]] and the [[TheFederation Free Planets Alliance]], with two of the universe's most talented strategists facing off against one another throughout.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has the war on the Angels, which is later revealed to be a small part of [[spoiler:SEELE's [[AssimilationPlot Human Instrumentality Project]].]]
**
Myth Arc. However, its true coherence doesn't become clear until the Series never actually explains Thousand-Year Blood War Arc. WordOfGod confirmed this final arc is what every other story arc was preparing for. Elements include: Aizen's [[MoralEventHorizon activities]], Urahara's [[TheChessMaster activities]], Soul Society's BlackAndGrayMorality, Yamamoto's rigid sense of justice, the real circumstances behind Shinigami-Quincy wars, the War with the Angels in the context fundamental nature of the Show itself ([[AllThereInTheManual there are however ancillary materials that clear up the plot]]), leading to the inevitable mindscrew it's infamous for.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, in addition to having individual arcs in its shows, possesses several myth arcs that run throughout the ''franchise'', including learning more about the Protoculture and the origins of mankind and the Zentraedi, and finding worlds to replace the seriously damaged Earth.
** While opinions on it vary between a FairForItsDay CulturalTranslation and a horrible {{Macekre}}, the ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' franchise born from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' possesses a somewhat similar but altered Myth Arc involving the Masters and their manipulation of multiple races throughout the galaxy, which culminates in the Earth becoming a shooting gallery for ''several'' interstellar conflicts fighting over Protoculture. Except in ''Robotech'' [[AppliedPhlebotinum Protoculture is a sort of living energy useful for hyperspace travel]], while in ''Macross'' they're an extinct {{Precursor|s}} race.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' starts off as an episodic action/adventure/mecha series following a small band of rebels fighting the Beastmen, who had driven humanity underground. After a mindblowing plot twist followed by some significant CharacterDevelopment, the series developed into a full-blown war-story. However, after a TimeSkip, it is revealed that the war was nothing more than a tiny part of the whole picture.
[[TheHeartless Hollow]] threat, Ichigo's constantly-fluctuating {{shinigami}} development. And so on.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' started off with a single, largely free-standing arc; the second arc kicked off a Myth Arc that has dominated the storyline ever since, with more and more getting added and making it even more complicated. Even the events of the first arc later come back.
* The main myth arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is Luffy's quest to become the Pirate King, which starts in the first chapter. Another one starting later in the series revolves around the conflicts between the main powers of the world, how the main characters' actions affect the balance, and the secret history of the world (and just how far some will go to keep it that way).
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' had quite a few. The first were Goku's tail and unexplained powers and the Dragon Balls themselves, which were both introduced in the very first arc, but weren't resolved until Dragon Ball Z. There was another relating to the shared history of Piccolo and Kami, one involving Son Goku's gradual ascension into the mythical [[PhysicalGod Super Saiyan]], and one involving Son Gohan's hidden powers.
** Also Vegeta's [[CantCatchUp bitter]], one-sided [[TheRival rivalry]] with Goku, and his gradual change from [[HeelFaceTurn villain to anti-hero]].
* Ash's goal ToBeAMaster in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. [[LongRunner In each and every saga.]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', the protagonist is turned into a child by poison, seeks to punish those responsible, and find a cure to his condition.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' started off with a single, largely free-standing arc; the second arc kicked off ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' had a Myth Arc regarding the GovernmentConspiracy called Project Leviathan, of which Ellis was a test subject. It isn't until the final 4-5 episodes that has dominated the storyline ever since, with more and more getting added and making it even more complicated. Even series abandons its episodic nature to start resolving the events Myth Arc.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' contains an on-and-off form of Myth Arc revolving around the true nature
of the first Geass power. This arc later come back.
* The main myth arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is Luffy's quest to become the Pirate King, which starts
begins arguably in the first chapter. Another one starting episode, when Lelouch receives Geass, but the implications of the power are almost always overshadowed by the Britannian/Eleven conflict and Lelouch's search for the truth about his mother's death. The Geass Arc comes into its own later when [[spoiler:Mao appears. Mao [[PowerIncontinence cannot turn off his Geass]], foreshadowing that Lelouch's Geass will also become uncontrollable.]] The Geass Arc effectively ends in Episode 21 of R2, when [[spoiler: Lelouch brings his Geass it to its final permanent binocular form in order to use Geass on the World of C, ultimately destroying the Thought Elevator and killing both Charles and Marianne. Later on, when Lelouch, Suzaku, and C.C. return from the World of C, emerging in the series revolves around Schneizel Arc, Lelouch finally catches up to all the conflicts between second-guessing and criticism thrown at him behind his back while he was busy during the main powers of the world, how the main characters' actions affect the balance, and the secret history of the world (and just how far some will go to keep it that way).
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' had quite a few. The first were Goku's tail and unexplained powers and the Dragon Balls themselves, which were both introduced in the very first arc, but weren't resolved until Dragon Ball Z. There was another relating to the shared history of Piccolo and Kami, one involving Son Goku's gradual ascension into the mythical [[PhysicalGod Super Saiyan]], and one involving Son Gohan's hidden powers.
** Also Vegeta's [[CantCatchUp bitter]], one-sided [[TheRival rivalry]] with Goku, and his gradual change from [[HeelFaceTurn villain to anti-hero]].
* Ash's goal ToBeAMaster in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. [[LongRunner In each and every saga.]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', the protagonist is turned into a child by poison, seeks to punish those responsible, and find a cure to his condition.
Geass arc.]]



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Since the beginning, scattered information suggested the existence of a Myth Arc. However, its true coherence doesn't become clear until the Thousand-Year Blood War Arc. WordOfGod confirmed this final arc is what every other story arc was preparing for. Elements include: Aizen's [[MoralEventHorizon activities]], Urahara's [[TheChessMaster activities]], Soul Society's BlackAndGrayMorality, Yamamoto's rigid sense of justice, the Shinigami-Quincy wars, the fundamental nature of the [[TheHeartless Hollow]] threat, Ichigo's constantly-fluctuating {{shinigami}} development. And so on.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' alternates between enthralling plots and (usually) comedic side stories, but generally centers around restoring balance to the ever-changing world thanks to the title character, who must be LockedOutOfTheLoop. (The novels are either a full story divided into chapters, or full off short stories)
* ''ShamanKing'' does this when, sometime between the end of Season 1 and the start of Season 3, the focus of the series leaves the Shaman Fight entirely and delves off into exploring Hao's involvement in [[spoiler:his third consecutive Shaman Fight, at each of which he attempted to steal the Great Spirit]], as well as Hao being [[spoiler:Yoh's EvilTwin]]. In fact, the series technically ends before the Shaman King is even decided, with the manga going on an extremely long and sudden SeriesHiatus (the anime concluded with a vague GeckoEnding). The final issues were published four or five years later.
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' had the history of the Pharaoh, the Millennium Items, and the Shadow Games (Games of Darkness in Japan) that advanced with each StoryArc until its conclusion at the end of the series.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' contains an on-and-off form of Myth Arc revolving around the true nature of the Geass power. This arc begins arguably in the first episode, when Lelouch receives Geass, but the implications of the power are almost always overshadowed by the Britannian/Eleven conflict and Lelouch's search for the truth about his mother's death. The Geass Arc comes into its own later when [[spoiler:Mao appears. Mao [[PowerIncontinence cannot turn off his Geass]], foreshadowing that Lelouch's Geass will also become uncontrollable.]] The Geass Arc effectively ends in Episode 21 of R2, when [[spoiler: Lelouch brings his Geass it to its final permanent binocular form in order to use Geass on the World of C, ultimately destroying the Thought Elevator and killing both Charles and Marianne. Later on, when Lelouch, Suzaku, and C.C. return from the World of C, emerging in the Schneizel Arc, Lelouch finally catches up to all the second-guessing and criticism thrown at him behind his back while he was busy during the Geass arc.]]



* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' is pretty good at alternating between Myth Arc and filler episodes. While each season will have one story arc spanning it, the three story arcs are intricately connected and form one very long plot.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Negi's search for his DisappearedDad. It doesn't really become central until around volume 6, which is naturally [[GeckoEnding where the anime adaptation cut off.]]
* ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' has Thorfinn's dreams of Vinland and the phrase "somewhere not here".

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' is pretty good at alternating ''Anime/DennouCoil'' mostly concerns itself with the daily lives of the children using the titular virtual reality glasses with their various adventures, but the mystery of who 4423 is, why he continues to haunt Yasako's memories, the nature of the Illegals who wander old E-spaces, the legend of the girl Michiko who will appear to grant a wish, and the connection between Myth Arc the two Yukos ties everything together.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', the protagonist is turned into a child by poison, seeks to punish those responsible,
and find a cure to his condition.
* Every season of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has a myth arc, but especially ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' which had the season begin with [[LivingMacGuffin Calumon]]'s arrival into the human world and deeper into the season we find he's [[spoiler:the catalyst for Digimon evolution]]--not that [[{{Foreshadowing}} constant clues]] weren't given throughout the season.
* ''[[Anime/DokiDokiPrecure Doki! Doki! Pretty Cure!]]'' [[MythArc/DokiDokiPrecure has its own page]]. Unlike the previous ''Pretty Cure'' season, they aren't pure
filler episodes. While each episodes and every episode advance the plot a little bit. The whole story is about the four [[spoiler:later five]] Pretty Cures getting stronger and fighting the Selfish Kingdom and the relationship between the TheHeroine and TheDragon.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' had quite a few. The first were Goku's tail and unexplained powers and the Dragon Balls themselves, which were both introduced in the very first arc, but weren't resolved until Dragon Ball Z. There was another relating to the shared history of Piccolo and Kami, one involving Son Goku's gradual ascension into the mythical [[PhysicalGod Super Saiyan]], and one involving Son Gohan's hidden powers.
** Also Vegeta's [[CantCatchUp bitter]], one-sided [[TheRival rivalry]] with Goku, and his gradual change from [[HeelFaceTurn villain to anti-hero]].
* Pretty much the entire first
season will have one story arc spanning it, of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is just foreshadowing for the three story second half of the series and getting to know the characters.
** Specifically there are quite a few myth
arcs are intricately connected and form one very long plot.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Negi's search for his DisappearedDad. It doesn't really become central until around volume 6,
in this series: Gekkostate's war with the United Federation, which is naturally [[GeckoEnding where related to the anime adaptation cut off.]]
conflict between Holland and Dewey Novak, the implied LoveDodecahedron between Renton, Eureka, Holland, and Talho ([[CaptainObvious it's complicated]]), Dominic's love for Anemone, Anemone's descent into madness as a result of piloting The END, Eureka's [[BodyHorror physical]] and [[CharacterDevelopment emotional]] metamorphosis, and most importantly, the growing relationship between [[OfficialCouple Renton and Eureka]], which is related to the scub coral and their attempts to communicate with mankind.
* ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' ''Manga/FairyTail'' has Thorfinn's dreams of Vinland the dragons' disappearance (and the number 7) which it will occasionally throw a tidbit out for. So far they've reaffirmed the date they all vanished, hinted that Dragon Slayers shouldn't actually exist, and even had a dragon sighting, but the phrase "somewhere not here".heroes are too busy getting into all kinds of weird crap to follow up on this. [[spoiler:Until the direct involvement of seven dragons being brought from the past and seven Dragon Slayers fighting them, and later they meet one of them in the present again]].
** Another myth arc is about the dark wizard Zeref, who seems ever closer to bringing chaos about for every arc that passes by.



* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' alternates between enthralling plots and (usually) comedic side stories, but generally centers around restoring balance to the ever-changing world thanks to the title character, who must be LockedOutOfTheLoop. (The novels are either a full story divided into chapters, or full off short stories.)
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' was about recovering the Shikon jewel shards and killing Naraku.
* ''Franchise/KagerouProject'' has one in the form of the Daze/Never-Ending World, [[spoiler:the BigBad who will do anything to live forever]], and how it ties into the backstory of ''every single main character''. While the series (particularly the [[Music/KagerouProject songs]] and [[Anime/MekakucityActors anime]]) is highly episodic and character-focused, every time we're given a glimpse into one of their back-stories, the larger mystery unfolding around them is fleshed out little by little, either through exposition (usually from Kido or Ene), seeing the events happen before us (as with Hibiya and Hiyori) or by [[spoiler:Shintaro's subconscious use of his time-line-spanning PhotographicMemory]]. Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and the sheer complexity of the plot, ContinuityLockOut tends to ensue.
* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' has one of these, covering the final stages of a war between the [[TheEmpire Galactic Empire]] and the [[TheFederation Free Planets Alliance]], with two of the universe's most talented strategists facing off against one another throughout.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, in addition to having individual arcs in its shows, possesses several myth arcs that run throughout the ''franchise'', including learning more about the Protoculture and the origins of mankind and the Zentraedi, and finding worlds to replace the seriously damaged Earth.
** While opinions on it vary between a FairForItsDay CulturalTranslation and a horrible {{Macekre}}, the ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' franchise born from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' possesses a somewhat similar but altered Myth Arc involving the Masters and their manipulation of multiple races throughout the galaxy, which culminates in the Earth becoming a shooting gallery for ''several'' interstellar conflicts fighting over Protoculture. Except in ''Robotech'' [[AppliedPhlebotinum Protoculture is a sort of living energy useful for hyperspace travel]], while in ''Macross'' they're an extinct {{Precursor|s}} race.
* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' similarly had a NebulousCriminalConspiracy Myth Arc with TheSyndicate of Enfant at its center. The investigation of Enfant completely eclipsed the Mission Of The Week and SliceOfLife routine by episode 10, but it wasn't until episode 18 that all PlotThreads converged into the main plot.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Negi's search for his DisappearedDad. It doesn't really become central until around volume 6, which is naturally [[GeckoEnding where the anime adaptation cut off.]]



* Pretty much the entire first season of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is just foreshadowing for the second half of the series and getting to know the characters.
** Specifically there are quite a few myth arcs in this series: Gekkostate's war with the United Federation, which is related to the conflict between Holland and Dewey Novak, the implied LoveDodecahedron between Renton, Eureka, Holland, and Talho ([[CaptainObvious it's complicated]]), Dominic's love for Anemone, Anemone's descent into madness as a result of piloting The END, Eureka's [[BodyHorror physical]] and [[CharacterDevelopment emotional]] metamorphosis, and most importantly, the growing relationship between [[OfficialCouple Renton and Eureka]], which is related to the scub coral and their attempts to communicate with mankind.

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* Pretty much the entire first season of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is just foreshadowing for ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' started off with a single, largely free-standing arc; the second half of arc kicked off a Myth Arc that has dominated the series storyline ever since, with more and more getting to know added and making it even more complicated. Even the characters.
events of the first arc later come back.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has the war on the Angels, which is later revealed to be a small part of [[spoiler:SEELE's [[AssimilationPlot Human Instrumentality Project]].]]
** Specifically However, the Series never actually explains the real circumstances behind the War with the Angels in the context of the Show itself ([[AllThereInTheManual there are quite a few myth arcs in this series: Gekkostate's war with however ancillary materials that clear up the United Federation, which is related plot]]), leading to the conflict between Holland and Dewey Novak, the implied LoveDodecahedron between Renton, Eureka, Holland, and Talho ([[CaptainObvious inevitable mindscrew it's complicated]]), Dominic's love for Anemone, Anemone's descent into madness as a result of piloting The END, Eureka's [[BodyHorror physical]] and [[CharacterDevelopment emotional]] metamorphosis, and most importantly, the growing relationship between [[OfficialCouple Renton and Eureka]], which is related to the scub coral and their attempts to communicate with mankind.infamous for.



* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' similarly had a NebulousCriminalConspiracy Myth Arc with TheSyndicate of Enfant at its center. The investigation of Enfant completely eclipsed the Mission Of The Week and SliceOfLife routine by episode 10, but it wasn't until episode 18 that all PlotThreads converged into the main plot.
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' had a Myth Arc regarding the GovernmentConspiracy called Project Leviathan, of which Ellis was a test subject. It isn't until the final 4-5 episodes that the series abandons its episodic nature to start resolving the Myth Arc.
* Every season of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has a myth arc, but especially ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' which had the season begin with [[LivingMacGuffin Calumon]]'s arrival into the human world and deeper into the season we find he's [[spoiler:the catalyst for Digimon evolution]]--not that [[{{Foreshadowing}} constant clues]] weren't given throughout the season.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the dragons' disappearance (and the number 7) which it will occasionally throw a tidbit out for. So far they've reaffirmed the date they all vanished, hinted that Dragon Slayers shouldn't actually exist, and even had a dragon sighting, but the heroes are too busy getting into all kinds of weird crap to follow up on this. [[spoiler:Until the direct involvement of seven dragons being brought from the past and seven Dragon Slayers fighting them, and later they meet one of them in the present again]].
** Another myth arc is about the dark wizard Zeref, who seems ever closer to bringing chaos about for every arc that passes by.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is a Myth Arc inside a Myth Arc. For the entire first series, the only visible arc is the four heroes' quest to reach India, crush the baddies' nefarious scheme, and restore peace and harmony to Tougenkyo. It's not until midway thru the second series that the real Arc--which finally takes main stage in the third series--begins to reveal itself (why are these particular four on the mission? who is the only human in Houtou Castle? and [[spoiler:just how did Sanzo's master really die, and why?]])
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' was about recovering the Shikon jewel shards and killing Naraku.

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* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' similarly had a NebulousCriminalConspiracy Myth Arc with TheSyndicate of Enfant at its center. The investigation of Enfant completely eclipsed the Mission Of The Week and SliceOfLife routine by episode 10, but it wasn't until episode 18 that all PlotThreads converged into the main plot.
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' had a Myth Arc regarding
myth arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is Luffy's quest to become the GovernmentConspiracy called Project Leviathan, of Pirate King, which Ellis was a test subject. It isn't until starts in the final 4-5 episodes that first chapter. Another one starting later in the series abandons its episodic nature to start resolving revolves around the Myth Arc.
* Every season of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has a myth arc, but especially ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' which had
conflicts between the season begin with [[LivingMacGuffin Calumon]]'s arrival into main powers of the human world, how the main characters' actions affect the balance, and the secret history of the world and deeper into the season we find he's [[spoiler:the catalyst for Digimon evolution]]--not (and just how far some will go to keep it that [[{{Foreshadowing}} constant clues]] weren't given throughout the season.
way).
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the dragons' disappearance (and the number 7) which it will occasionally throw a tidbit out for. So far they've reaffirmed the date they all vanished, hinted that Dragon Slayers shouldn't actually exist, and even had a dragon sighting, but the heroes are too busy getting into all kinds of weird crap to follow up on this. [[spoiler:Until the direct involvement of seven dragons being brought from the past and seven Dragon Slayers fighting them, and later they meet one of them Ash's goal ToBeAMaster in the present again]].
** Another myth arc is about the dark wizard Zeref, who seems ever closer to bringing chaos about for
''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. [[LongRunner In each and every arc that passes by.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is a Myth Arc inside a Myth Arc. For the entire first series, the only visible arc is the four heroes' quest to reach India, crush the baddies' nefarious scheme, and restore peace and harmony to Tougenkyo. It's not until midway thru the second series that the real Arc--which finally takes main stage in the third series--begins to reveal itself (why are these particular four on the mission? who is the only human in Houtou Castle? and [[spoiler:just how did Sanzo's master really die, and why?]])
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' was about recovering the Shikon jewel shards and killing Naraku.
saga.]]



* ''[[Anime/DokiDokiPrecure Doki! Doki! Pretty Cure!]]'' [[MythArc/DokiDokiPrecure has its own page]]. Unlike the previous ''Pretty Cure'' season, they aren't pure filler episodes and every episode advance the plot a little bit. The whole story is about the four [[spoiler:later five]] Pretty Cures getting stronger and fighting the Selfish Kingdom and the relationship between the TheHeroine and TheDragon.
* ''Franchise/KagerouProject'' has one in the form of the Daze/Never-Ending World, [[spoiler:the BigBad who will do anything to live forever]], and how it ties into the backstory of ''every single main character''. While the series (particularly the [[Music/KagerouProject songs]] and [[Anime/MekakucityActors anime]]) is highly episodic and character-focused, every time we're given a glimpse into one of their back-stories, the larger mystery unfolding around them is fleshed out little by little, either through exposition (usually from Kido or Ene), seeing the events happen before us (as with Hibiya and Hiyori) or by [[spoiler:Shintaro's subconscious use of his time-line-spanning PhotographicMemory]]. Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and the sheer complexity of the plot, ContinuityLockOut tends to ensue.



* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' mostly concerns itself with the daily lives of the children using the titular virtual reality glasses with their various adventures, but the mystery of who 4423 is, why he continues to haunt Yasako's memories, the nature of the Illegals who wander old E-spaces, the legend of the girl Michiko who will appear to grant a wish, and the connection between the two Yukos ties everything together.

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* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' mostly concerns ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is a Myth Arc inside a Myth Arc. For the entire first series, the only visible arc is the four heroes' quest to reach India, crush the baddies' nefarious scheme, and restore peace and harmony to Tougenkyo. It's not until midway thru the second series that the real Arc--which finally takes main stage in the third series--begins to reveal itself with (why are these particular four on the daily lives of mission? who is the children using the titular virtual reality glasses with their various adventures, but the mystery of who 4423 is, why he continues to haunt Yasako's memories, the nature of the Illegals who wander old E-spaces, the legend of the girl Michiko who will appear to grant a wish, only human in Houtou Castle? and the connection [[spoiler:just how did Sanzo's master really die, and why?]])
* ''Anime/ShamanKing'' does this when, sometime
between the two Yukos ties everything together.end of Season 1 and the start of Season 3, the focus of the series leaves the Shaman Fight entirely and delves off into exploring Hao's involvement in [[spoiler:his third consecutive Shaman Fight, at each of which he attempted to steal the Great Spirit]], as well as Hao being [[spoiler:Yoh's EvilTwin]]. In fact, the series technically ends before the Shaman King is even decided, with the manga going on an extremely long and sudden SeriesHiatus (the anime concluded with a vague GeckoEnding). The final issues were published four or five years later.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' is pretty good at alternating between Myth Arc and filler episodes. While each season will have one story arc spanning it, the three story arcs are intricately connected and form one very long plot.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' starts off as an episodic action/adventure/mecha series following a small band of rebels fighting the Beastmen, who had driven humanity underground. After a mindblowing plot twist followed by some significant CharacterDevelopment, the series developed into a full-blown war-story. However, after a TimeSkip, it is revealed that the war was nothing more than a tiny part of the whole picture.
* ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' has Thorfinn's dreams of Vinland and the phrase "somewhere not here".
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' had the history of the Pharaoh, the Millennium Items, and the Shadow Games (Games of Darkness in Japan) that advanced with each StoryArc until its conclusion at the end of the series.



* ''ComicBook/DruidCity'''s main character, Hunter Hastings, refuses to speak about the events that lead to him fleeing Austin, Texas. In each volume, more hints are revealed for his reason, normally through contact with the character Jenean Walker, who does enter the main story until Volume 7.



* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy's ongoing search for {{God}}.
* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' is a clever example of a Myth Arc in disguise. While the occasional volume may have some development on what would ''seem'' to be an ongoing story (''Season Of Mists'' and ''Brief Lives'') it is not until ''The Kindly Ones'' when we learn that nearly all aspects of the series were parts of [[spoiler:Dream's ongoing [[ThePlan plan]] to evolve himself into a more sympathetic being.]]
** ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'' has a more typical one, as events from previous arcs weave into those of the next.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy's ongoing search for {{God}}.
* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' is a clever example of a Myth Arc in disguise. While
Ever since [[ComicBook/{{New52}} the occasional volume may have some development on reboot]], ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} has been mostly built around the mystery of just what would ''seem'' to be an ongoing story (''Season Of Mists'' and ''Brief Lives'') it is not until ''The Kindly Ones'' when we learn that nearly all aspects of the series were parts of [[spoiler:Dream's ongoing [[ThePlan plan]] to evolve himself into a more sympathetic being.]]
** ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'' has a more typical one, as events from previous arcs weave into those of the next.
-- or ''who'' -- sank Atlantis.



* The current ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' ongoings seem to be developing a myth arc concerning [[HeroicComedicSociopath Deadpool]] trying to be a better person. No telling how long it will go on for though.
* ''ComicBook/DruidCity'''s main character, Hunter Hastings, refuses to speak about the events that lead to him fleeing Austin, Texas. In each volume, more hints are revealed for his reason, normally through contact with the character Jenean Walker, who does enter the main story until Volume 7.
* Creator/GeoffJohns' entire run on ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' is one long interconnected storyline spanning across 87 issues, which were connected so strongly that even the ContinuityReboot of the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' couldn't break their momentum. Together, they tell the story of the discovery of the Emotional Spectrum and all of the resultant fallout, including the foundation of eight new Lantern Corps aligned with different emotions (as well as with Death and Life itself), the "War of Light" between the Corps, the battle against the rogue Guardian "[[GreaterScopeVillain Krona]]" (the original custodian of the Emotional Entities), and [[DividedWeFall the fracturing of the Green Lantern Corps]]. All 67 issues of the comic's fourth volume (2005-2011) tell that story, which kept right on going for the first 20 issues of the fifth volume (2011-present) until Johns finally bowed out. Even before the fourth volume began, Johns' limited series ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' laid some of the crucial foundations for the MythArc: it reintroduced the classic villains Sinestro and Black Hand, the eventual founders of the [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps]] and the [[ComicBook/BlackestNight Black Lantern Corps]], and it finally explained that Parallax (the "yellow impurity") was actually the living [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Emotional Entity]] of Fear--who would eventually turn out to be one of seven such Entities. [[note]] As a final kicker: Johns even revamped Green Lantern's classic origin story to better tie it in with the Emotional Spectrum MythArc, revealing that Atrocitus (founder of the Red Lanterns) was the one who killed Abin Sur, that Parallax's influence led Abin Sur to lose faith in his ring and travel in a spaceship, and that the prophecy of the Blackest Night convinced Abin Sur to travel to Earth to find the future founder of the Black Lanterns. ''Damn''.[[/note]]
* The ''Comicbook/{{Grendel}}'' comics are basically one big Myth Arc detailing the beginnings of a young man who becomes an assassin and eventually telling how, in his basic idea and concept, Grendel conquers the planet.



* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' was once described[[note]]in the "About The Author" section from the first ComicBook/{{Planetary}} trade[[/note]] as a "3000 page graphic novel".
* The ''Comicbook/{{Grendel}}'' comics are basically one big Myth Arc detailing the beginnings of a young man who becomes an assassin and eventually telling how, in his basic idea and concept, Grendel conquers the planet.
* IDW's recent ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics seem to be setting up a ''double'' Myth Arc. One concerning the Lost Light and its crew's search for [[TheGhost the Knights of Cybertron]] and another one concerning Bumblebee and the other Autobots attempts to maintain peace on Cybertron (it's not going well to say the least). They also appear to be building up to the return of [[BigGood Optimus Prime]].
* The current ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' ongoings seem to be developing a myth arc concerning [[HeroicComedicSociopath Deadpool]] trying to be a better person. No telling how long it will go on for though.



* Ever since [[ComicBook/{{New52}} the reboot]], ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} has been mostly built around the mystery of just what -- or ''who'' -- sank Atlantis.
* Creator/GeoffJohns' entire run on ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' is one long interconnected storyline spanning across 87 issues, which were connected so strongly that even the ContinuityReboot of the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' couldn't break their momentum. Together, they tell the story of the discovery of the Emotional Spectrum and all of the resultant fallout, including the foundation of eight new Lantern Corps aligned with different emotions (as well as with Death and Life itself), the "War of Light" between the Corps, the battle against the rogue Guardian "[[GreaterScopeVillain Krona]]" (the original custodian of the Emotional Entities), and [[DividedWeFall the fracturing of the Green Lantern Corps]]. All 67 issues of the comic's fourth volume (2005-2011) tell that story, which kept right on going for the first 20 issues of the fifth volume (2011-present) until Johns finally bowed out. Even before the fourth volume began, Johns' limited series ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' laid some of the crucial foundations for the MythArc: it reintroduced the classic villains Sinestro and Black Hand, the eventual founders of the [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps]] and the [[ComicBook/BlackestNight Black Lantern Corps]], and it finally explained that Parallax (the "yellow impurity") was actually the living [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Emotional Entity]] of Fear--who would eventually turn out to be one of seven such Entities. [[note]] As a final kicker: Johns even revamped Green Lantern's classic origin story to better tie it in with the Emotional Spectrum MythArc, revealing that Atrocitus (founder of the Red Lanterns) was the one who killed Abin Sur, that Parallax's influence led Abin Sur to lose faith in his ring and travel in a spaceship, and that the prophecy of the Blackest Night convinced Abin Sur to travel to Earth to find the future founder of the Black Lanterns. ''Damn''.[[/note]]

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* Ever since [[ComicBook/{{New52}} ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy's ongoing search for {{God}}.
* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' is a clever example of a Myth Arc in disguise. While
the reboot]], ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} has been mostly built around the mystery of just occasional volume may have some development on what -- or ''who'' -- sank Atlantis.
* Creator/GeoffJohns' entire run on ''ComicBook/GreenLantern''
would ''seem'' to be an ongoing story (''Season Of Mists'' and ''Brief Lives'') it is one long interconnected storyline spanning across 87 issues, which were connected so strongly not until ''The Kindly Ones'' when we learn that even the ContinuityReboot nearly all aspects of the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' couldn't break their momentum. Together, they tell the story series were parts of [[spoiler:Dream's ongoing [[ThePlan plan]] to evolve himself into a more sympathetic being.]]
** ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'' has a more typical one, as events from previous arcs weave into those
of the discovery of next.
* IDW's recent ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics seem to be setting up a ''double'' Myth Arc. One concerning
the Emotional Spectrum Lost Light and all of its crew's search for [[TheGhost the resultant fallout, including Knights of Cybertron]] and another one concerning Bumblebee and the foundation of eight new Lantern Corps aligned with different emotions (as well as with Death and Life itself), the "War of Light" between the Corps, the battle against the rogue Guardian "[[GreaterScopeVillain Krona]]" (the original custodian of the Emotional Entities), and [[DividedWeFall the fracturing of the Green Lantern Corps]]. All 67 issues of the comic's fourth volume (2005-2011) tell that story, which kept right other Autobots attempts to maintain peace on Cybertron (it's not going for well to say the least). They also appear to be building up to the return of [[BigGood Optimus Prime]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' was once described[[note]]in the "About The Author" section from
the first 20 issues of the fifth volume (2011-present) until Johns finally bowed out. Even before the fourth volume began, Johns' limited series ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' laid some of the crucial foundations for the MythArc: it reintroduced the classic villains Sinestro and Black Hand, the eventual founders of the [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps]] and the [[ComicBook/BlackestNight Black Lantern Corps]], and it finally explained that Parallax (the "yellow impurity") was actually the living [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Emotional Entity]] of Fear--who would eventually turn out to be one of seven such Entities. [[note]] As ComicBook/{{Planetary}} trade[[/note]] as a final kicker: Johns even revamped Green Lantern's classic origin story to better tie it in with the Emotional Spectrum MythArc, revealing that Atrocitus (founder of the Red Lanterns) was the one who killed Abin Sur, that Parallax's influence led Abin Sur to lose faith in his ring and travel in a spaceship, and that the prophecy of the Blackest Night convinced Abin Sur to travel to Earth to find the future founder of the Black Lanterns. ''Damn''.[[/note]]"3000 page graphic novel".



* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has a long one, spanning 8 years and multiple companies and serval mediums.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has a long one, spanning 8 years and multiple companies and serval several mediums.



* A rather notable example in the "hidden epic" of TheCosmere. So far the only connections between the different worlds are hoid, parallels between the shards, and a few other things. However [[WordOfGod Sanderson has stated]] that he plans to have these references form an extra story in conjunction with the main plots of each of his books.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' is, of course, about Roland's journey to The Dark Tower.

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* A rather notable example in the "hidden epic" of TheCosmere. So far the only connections between the different worlds are hoid, parallels between the shards, and ''Literature/The39Clues'' is a few other things. However [[WordOfGod Sanderson has stated]] that he plans to have these references form an extra story in conjunction with the main plots of each of his books.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' is, of course,
myth arc about Roland's journey to The Dark Tower.completing the search for the titular 39 clues.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Every book is about Harry's struggle against Voldemort, in one form or another. The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]] ''seemed'' like an oddball, MonsterOfTheWeek episode, until book six [[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode revealed just how well it fit into the overall story]].
* Creator/UmbertoEco's novels (''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'', ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'', ''The Island Of The Day Before'', ''Baudolino'', and ''The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana'') supposedly form a Myth Arc, but rather infuriatingly, he ''never says what it is'', and the connections are [[JigsawPuzzlePlot too subtle]] for anybody else to even ''begin'' to guess.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Every book is about Harry's struggle against Voldemort, in one form or another. The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]] ''seemed'' like an oddball, MonsterOfTheWeek episode, until book six [[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode revealed just how well it fit into the overall story]].
* Creator/UmbertoEco's novels (''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'', ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'', ''The Island Of The Day Before'', ''Baudolino'', and ''The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana'') supposedly form a Myth Arc, but
A rather infuriatingly, he ''never says what it is'', and notable example in the "hidden epic" of ''Literature/TheCosmere''. So far the only connections between the different worlds are [[JigsawPuzzlePlot too subtle]] for anybody else Hoid, parallels between the Shards, and a few other things. However [[WordOfGod Sanderson has stated]] that he plans to even ''begin'' have these references form an extra story in conjunction with the main plots of each of his books.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' is, of course, about Roland's journey
to guess.the Dark Tower.



* Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' myth arc [[spoiler:about the Crippled God]] covers several hundred thousand years (mostly in backstory) including [[spoiler:dragons, primitive hominids, many many gods and demigods, multiple world-spanning disasters and what ever the heck happened to Mother Dark]]. The histories of [[spoiler:Dessimbelackis' First, the Malazan and Letherii]] empires are also mysteries that carry the plot. Dang archaeologists.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (although it was originally meant to be one book), as well as many other popular fantasy series. {{LotR}} itself is merely the (chronologically) final movement of the greater MythArc that is TolkiensLegendarium, concerned with the history of Middle-earth and the struggles of the Free Peoples against the Dark Lords Morgoth and Sauron.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' seems to have developed this as of ''Proven Guilty'' with the reveal of [[spoiler:the Black Council]]. And after ''Literature/ColdDays'' [[spoiler: with the introduction of [[EldritchAbomination Outsiders]] and [[TheVirus Nemesis]],]] it's definitely [[GoingCosmic Gone Cosmic]].
** Even before that there was Harry's war with The Red Court following the events of ''Grave Pearl'' and Harry's dealings with TheFairFolk. The series has dipped it's hands into a few arcs.
* All of the books in Dennis L. [=McKiernan's=] ''Mithgar'' series fit this trope. They might seem unrelated at first (many books are stand-alone and can be read without reading the others) however they all play a part in the culmination of the Myth Arc and the defeating of the BigBad. It's especially impressive considering the books were not written in (in-universe) chronological order.



* Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' 'verse is split into, at present, four different series which in many ways are self-contained. Together, however, they make up one big Myth Arc about the return of the dragons and the White Prophet's quest.

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* Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' 'verse is split into, at present, four different ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' seems to have developed this as of ''Literature/ProvenGuilty'' with the reveal of [[spoiler:the Black Council]]. And after ''Literature/ColdDays'' [[spoiler: with the introduction of [[EldritchAbomination Outsiders]] and [[TheVirus Nemesis]],]] it's definitely [[GoingCosmic Gone Cosmic]].
** Even before that there was Harry's war with the Red Court following the events of ''Grave Pearl'' and Harry's dealings with TheFairFolk. The
series which in many ways are self-contained. Together, however, they make up one big has dipped its hands into a few arcs.
* Creator/UmbertoEco's novels (''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'', ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'', ''The Island Of The Day Before'', ''Baudolino'', and ''The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana'') supposedly form a
Myth Arc about the return of the dragons Arc, but rather infuriatingly, he ''never said what it was'', and the White Prophet's quest.connections are [[JigsawPuzzlePlot too subtle]] for anybody else to even ''begin'' to guess.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Every book is about Harry's struggle against Voldemort, in one form or another. The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]] ''seemed'' like an oddball, MonsterOfTheWeek episode, until book six [[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode revealed just how well it fit into the overall story]].
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (although it was originally meant to be one book), as well as many other popular fantasy series. {{LotR}} itself is merely the (chronologically) final movement of the greater MythArc that is TolkiensLegendarium, concerned with the history of Middle-earth and the struggles of the Free Peoples against the Dark Lords Morgoth and Sauron.
* Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' myth arc [[spoiler:about the Crippled God]] covers several hundred thousand years (mostly in backstory) including [[spoiler:dragons, primitive hominids, many many gods and demigods, multiple world-spanning disasters and what ever the heck happened to Mother Dark]]. The histories of [[spoiler:Dessimbelackis' First, the Malazan and Letherii]] empires are also mysteries that carry the plot. Dang archaeologists.
* All of the books in Dennis L. [=McKiernan's=] ''Mithgar'' series fit this trope. They might seem unrelated at first (many books are stand-alone and can be read without reading the others) however they all play a part in the culmination of the Myth Arc and the defeating of the BigBad. It's especially impressive considering the books were not written in (in-universe) chronological order.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' - the whole series is about preventing the rise of the Titans.
** The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', is also a myth arc about uniting the Greek and Roman demigods and keeping Gaea asleep.
* Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' 'verse is split into, at present, four different series which in many ways are self-contained. Together, however, they make up one big Myth Arc about the return of the dragons and the White Prophet's quest.



* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' - the whole series is a story arc about preventing the Titan's rise.
** The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', is also a myth arc about uniting Greek and Roman demigods and keeping Gaea asleep.
* ''Literature/The39Clues'' is a myth arc about completing the search for the titular 39 clues.
* The ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series is a nineteen-book Myth Arc within the wider context of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse detailing the apocalyptic war between the New Republic and the [[OutsideContextProblem invading]] [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]].

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' - the whole series is a story arc about preventing the Titan's rise.
''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', is also a myth arc about uniting Greek and Roman demigods and keeping Gaea asleep.
* ''Literature/The39Clues'' is a myth arc about completing the search for the titular 39 clues.
*
The ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series is a nineteen-book Myth Arc within the wider context of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse detailing the apocalyptic war between the New Republic and the [[OutsideContextProblem invading]] [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]].



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has a Myth Arc built in, though it is a bone of contention as to whether the authors actually knew where they were headed or not. The [[WordOfGod official line from the creators]] is that they knew how they wanted to end the series, and how to direct the plotlines to get there. Now that it is over, debate rages as to whether the last season was a fulfillment of a proper Myth Arc or an AssPull.
* Unsurprisingly, a number of shows that [[FollowTheLeader tried to cash in on the success of]] ''Series/{{Lost}}'' had them, too: ''Series/{{Invasion}}'', ''Series/{{Threshold}}'', ''Surface'' -- well, we assume they did; they were cancelled before the arcs could develop.
** More successful were ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', although the former actually predated ''Series/{{Lost}}'' by a good few months.
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'' finding who killed Beckett's mother, and the organization behind him.
** The 3XK plotline seems to be a ''second'' myth arc for the show.
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' looked like it had a Myth Arc, but David Lynch later admitted he had been making it all up as he went along.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has ''Series/{{Alias}}'' was a otherwise straightforward TuxedoAndMartini spy drama, but also had a show-spanning Myth Arc built in, though it is involving a bone of contention as Creator/LeonardoDaVinci knockoff Renaissance inventor named Milo Rambaldi.
* Originally intended
to whether the authors actually knew where they were headed or not. The [[WordOfGod official line from the creators]] is that they knew how they wanted to end the be an episodic supernatural-mystery-of-the-week series, and how to direct the plotlines to get there. Now that it is over, debate rages as to whether the last season was ''Series/{{Angel}}'' began developing a fulfillment of a proper Myth Arc or an AssPull.
* Unsurprisingly, a number of shows that [[FollowTheLeader tried to cash in on the success of]] ''Series/{{Lost}}'' had them, too: ''Series/{{Invasion}}'', ''Series/{{Threshold}}'', ''Surface'' -- well, we assume they did; they were cancelled before the arcs could develop.
** More successful were ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', although the former actually predated ''Series/{{Lost}}'' by a good few months.
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'' finding who killed Beckett's mother, and the organization behind him.
** The 3XK plotline seems to be a ''second''
myth arc of its own with its first season finale, involving Angel and friends being pivotal players in an upcoming apocalypse.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'', as mentioned in the article itself, is one of the archetypical Myth Arcs, and often credited/blamed
for the show.
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' looked like it had a
proliferation of Myth Arc, but David Lynch later admitted he had been making it all up as he went along.Arcs in science fiction shows since.



* While ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is also a MonsterOfTheWeek show, the main ongoing plot-driven arc is tied directly into the long-term plans that a demon had for the Winchester family: specifically, Sam and Dean's attempts to figure out what those plans are and to thwart them. (With varying degrees of success. All ''four'' [[spoiler:(five)]] of the Winchesters have had significant NiceJobBreakingItHero moments.) The first couple of seasons almost implied that Sam alone was key to the Myth Arc, but there were hints, such as the anvils dropped in "Faith" and "Houses Of The Holy" or the Yellow-Eyed Demon preferring to spend time breaking down/taunting Dean rather than Sam in both of their major confrontations, that suggested throughout that Dean was pretty important himself. Cue Seasons Four and Five and both brothers are held on an approximately equal level of importance in terms of the Myth Arc and ''neither'' of them wants the job.
** Somehow, the [[LongRunners four seasons]] that come after the Apocalypse is over manage to combine this trope ''and'' StoryArc by dealing with the fallout of the first five seasons through the use of several larger enemies that come in and make their move, most lasting only one season before being killed off. The writers even go back to previously-dropped plot threads from the first five seasons and expand on them, such as creating another prophet [[spoiler:that isn't [[GodInHumanForm God in disguise]] this time]].
* The entire run of classic and new series ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a few common threads running through; most notably, the premise of "Doctor who?" has varying surges of interest in different series; the new series has picked up on the mystery behind the Doctor's name again, with [[spoiler:"Forest of the Dead" confirming that he actually ''has'' a real name]]. Whether or not these questions can be classed as arcs probably hinges upon whether they were ever ''intended'' to be answered.

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* While ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is also a MonsterOfTheWeek show, In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', finding who killed Beckett's mother, and the main ongoing plot-driven organization behind him.
** The 3XK plotline seems to be a ''second'' myth
arc is tied directly into the long-term plans that a demon had for the Winchester family: specifically, Sam and Dean's attempts to figure out what those plans are and to thwart them. (With varying degrees of success. All ''four'' [[spoiler:(five)]] of the Winchesters have had significant NiceJobBreakingItHero moments.) The first couple of seasons almost implied that Sam alone was key to the Myth Arc, but there were hints, such as the anvils dropped in "Faith" and "Houses Of The Holy" or the Yellow-Eyed Demon preferring to spend time breaking down/taunting Dean rather than Sam in both of their major confrontations, that suggested throughout that Dean was pretty important himself. Cue Seasons Four and Five and both brothers are held on an approximately equal level of importance in terms of the Myth Arc and ''neither'' of them wants the job.
** Somehow, the [[LongRunners four seasons]] that come after the Apocalypse is over manage to combine this trope ''and'' StoryArc by dealing with the fallout of the first five seasons through the use of several larger enemies that come in and make their move, most lasting only one season before being killed off. The writers even go back to previously-dropped plot threads from the first five seasons and expand on them, such as creating another prophet [[spoiler:that isn't [[GodInHumanForm God in disguise]] this time]].
show.
* The entire run of classic and new series ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a few common threads running through; most notably, the premise of "Doctor who?" has varying surges of interest in different series; the new series has picked up on the mystery behind the Doctor's name again, with [[spoiler:"Forest [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead" confirming Dead"]] [[spoiler:confirming that he actually ''has'' a real name]]. Whether or not these questions can be classed as arcs probably hinges upon whether they were ever ''intended'' to be answered.



*** The first four series of the "nuWho" revival eventually coalesce into a Myth Arc in "The End of Time" special, which draws elements from every preceding series as well as featuring every major recurring character up to that point.
*** Series 5-7 and the specials afterward -- the tenure of the Eleventh Doctor -- build a Myth Arc of their own based around the relationship between The Doctor and River Song, The Silence, [[spoiler:and the reasoning behind the TARDIS exploding in the Series 5 finale]]. His GrandFinale duet of specials, "The Day of the Doctor" and "[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor]]", also link back to the Time War arc of Series 1-4, directly resulting from it, and therefore arguably linking together all seven series up to that point.
*** The Twelfth Doctor's myth arc (Series 8 onward) is still a work in progress, but the Series 9 finale three-parter "Face the Raven" / "Heaven Sent" / "Hell Bent" resolves a key issue launched with the end of the previous myth arc as [[spoiler: he '''finally''' makes it back to Gallifrey only to promptly becomes a renegade from Time Lord justice once more]]. He also has an arc villain in Missy, [[spoiler: aka the Master]], who was responsible for his meeting Clara Oswald back in Series 7 and has an agenda in keeping them together that may not be the one(s) she claims. Speaking of which...
*** Starting with the Series 7 premiere "Asylum of the Daleks", Clara Oswald has a myth arc as she becomes a DistaffCounterpart to and soulmate of the Doctor. This culminates in the Series 9 finale storyline, in which she [[spoiler: dies...but goes on to have near-infinite adventures in the last moment of her life, functionally immortal, with a TARDIS and companion of her own]].
*** River Song's personal myth arc, which dates back to Series 4's "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead", is formally concluded with the post-Series 9 ChristmasEpisode "The Husbands of River Song", which ends with [[spoiler: her and the Twelfth Doctor having 24 happy years together before she goes to said library, bringing things full circle]].

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*** The first four series of the "nuWho" revival eventually coalesce into a Myth Arc in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time" special, Time"]], which draws elements from every preceding series as well as featuring every major recurring character up to that point.
*** Series 5-7 and the specials afterward -- the tenure of the Eleventh Doctor -- build a Myth Arc of their own based around the relationship between The the Doctor and River Song, The the Silence, [[spoiler:and the reasoning behind the TARDIS exploding in the Series 5 finale]]. His GrandFinale duet of specials, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor" Doctor"]] and "[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor]]", Doctor"]], also link back to the Time War arc of Series 1-4, directly resulting from it, and therefore arguably linking together all seven series up to that point.
*** The Twelfth Doctor's myth arc (Series 8 onward) is still a work in progress, but the Series 9 finale three-parter [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven "Face the Raven" / Raven"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent" / Sent"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent" Bent"]] resolves a key issue launched with the end of the previous myth arc as [[spoiler: he '''finally''' makes it back to Gallifrey only to promptly becomes a renegade from Time Lord justice once more]]. He also has an arc villain in Missy, [[spoiler: aka the Master]], who was responsible for his meeting Clara Oswald back in Series 7 and has an agenda in keeping them together that may not be the one(s) she claims. Speaking of which...
which . . .
*** Starting with the Series 7 premiere [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks", Daleks"]], Clara Oswald has a myth arc as she becomes a DistaffCounterpart to and soulmate of the Doctor. This culminates in the Series 9 finale storyline, in which she [[spoiler: dies...dies . . . but goes on to have near-infinite adventures in the last moment of her life, functionally immortal, with a TARDIS and companion of her own]].
*** River Song's personal myth arc, which dates back to Series 4's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"/"Forest Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead", Dead"]], is formally concluded with the post-Series 9 ChristmasEpisode [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song", Song"]], which ends with [[spoiler: her and the Twelfth Doctor having 24 happy years together before she goes to said library, bringing things full circle]].



* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' was both loved and praised by its fans for its complicated, multidimensional and just way too convoluted arc. The writers were smart enough to make all things vague and open to personal interpretation to avoid an inevitable SeriesContinuityError and mostly let the viewer himself discern right from wrong.
* On ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Crichton's efforts to return home to Earth, and the attempts by the Peacekeepers and Scarrans to gain access to the wormhole technology he's using to do it.



* Originally intended to be an episodic supernatural-mystery-of-the-week series, ''Series/{{Angel}}'' began developing a myth arc of its own with its first season finale, involving Angel and friends being pivotal players in an upcoming apocalypse.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' had a running Myth Arc regarding the characters preventing Skynet's creation and Judgment Day, though it also focuses on numerous subplots and a lot of personal character development.
* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' was both loved and praised by its fans for its complicated, multidimensional and just way too convoluted arc. The writers were smart enough to make all things vague and open to personal interpretation to avoid an inevitable SeriesContinuityError and mostly let the viewer himself discern right from wrong.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'', as mentioned in the article itself, is one of the archetypical Myth Arcs, and often credited/blamed for the proliferation of Myth Arcs in science fiction shows since.

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* Originally intended ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', unsurprisingly, all boils down to be an episodic supernatural-mystery-of-the-week series, ''Series/{{Angel}}'' began developing a myth arc the story of its own with its first season finale, involving Angel how Ted met his future kids' mother.
* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' has the quest to create the potion
and friends being pivotal players in an upcoming apocalypse.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' had a running Myth Arc regarding the characters preventing Skynet's creation and Judgment Day, though
return it also focuses on numerous subplots and a lot of personal character development.
* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' was both loved and praised by its fans for its complicated, multidimensional and just way too convoluted arc. The writers were smart enough
to make all things vague and open to personal interpretation to avoid an inevitable SeriesContinuityError and mostly let the viewer himself discern right from wrong.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'', as mentioned in the article itself, is one of the archetypical Myth Arcs, and often credited/blamed for the proliferation of Myth Arcs in science fiction shows since.
Fyredor.



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has a Myth Arc built in, though it is a bone of contention as to whether the authors actually knew where they were headed or not. The [[WordOfGod official line from the creators]] is that they knew how they wanted to end the series, and how to direct the plotlines to get there. Now that it is over, debate rages as to whether the last season was a fulfillment of a proper Myth Arc or an AssPull.
** Unsurprisingly, a number of shows that [[FollowTheLeader tried to cash in on the success of]] ''Series/{{Lost}}'' had them, too: ''Series/{{Invasion}}'', ''Series/{{Threshold}}'', ''Surface'' -- well, we assume they did; they were cancelled before the arcs could develop.
** More successful were ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', although the former actually predated ''Series/{{Lost}}'' by a good few months.



* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' goes ''hard'' with the Myth Arc, with the clones of "Project Leda" hunting to find out how and why they exist, while being under constant surveillance and threat of the Dyad Institute. Season 3 complicated this with the introduction of [[spoiler: the male clones of Project Castor.]]
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has a strong Myth Arc surrounding the Machine, the [[AppliedPhlebotinum advanced]] [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance]] [[MagicalComputer supercomputer]] that identifies each episode's VictimOfTheWeek for [[WeHelpTheHelpless the protagonists to help]]. Most episodes flesh out a different aspect, either how it was created (via Finch's flashbacks), what various superpowers will do to obtain or control it (via Reese's flashbacks and several present-day stories) or [[InstantAIJustAddWater just what the Machine has become capable of on its own]].
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' had the conflict with the Dominion; although the Dominion wasn't even mentioned for the first season, the claiming of the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant in the pilot episode sets up this conflict.
* While ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is also a MonsterOfTheWeek show, the main ongoing plot-driven arc is tied directly into the long-term plans that a demon had for the Winchester family: specifically, Sam and Dean's attempts to figure out what those plans are and to thwart them. (With varying degrees of success. All ''four'' [[spoiler:(five)]] of the Winchesters have had significant NiceJobBreakingItHero moments.) The first couple of seasons almost implied that Sam alone was key to the Myth Arc, but there were hints, such as the anvils dropped in "Faith" and "Houses Of The Holy" or the Yellow-Eyed Demon preferring to spend time breaking down/taunting Dean rather than Sam in both of their major confrontations, that suggested throughout that Dean was pretty important himself. Cue Seasons Four and Five and both brothers are held on an approximately equal level of importance in terms of the Myth Arc and ''neither'' of them wants the job.
** Somehow, the [[LongRunners four seasons]] that come after the Apocalypse is over manage to combine this trope ''and'' StoryArc by dealing with the fallout of the first five seasons through the use of several larger enemies that come in and make their move, most lasting only one season before being killed off. The writers even go back to previously-dropped plot threads from the first five seasons and expand on them, such as creating another prophet [[spoiler:that isn't [[GodInHumanForm God in disguise]] this time]].
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' had a running Myth Arc regarding the characters preventing Skynet's creation and Judgment Day, though it also focuses on numerous subplots and a lot of personal character development.
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' looked like it had a Myth Arc, but David Lynch later admitted he had been making it all up as he went along.



* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' was a otherwise straightforward TuxedoAndMartini spy drama, but also had a show-spanning Myth Arc involving a Creator/LeonardoDaVinci knockoff Renaissance inventor named Milo Rambaldi.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' had the conflict with the Dominion; although the Dominion wasn't even mentioned for the first season, the claiming of the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant in the pilot episode sets up this conflict.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has a strong Myth Arc surrounding the Machine, the [[AppliedPhlebotinum advanced]] [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance]] [[MagicalComputer supercomputer]] that identifies each episode's VictimOfTheWeek for [[WeHelpTheHelpless the protagonists to help]]. Most episodes flesh out a different aspect, either how it was created (via Finch's flashbacks), what various superpowers will do to obtain or control it (via Reese's flashbacks and several present-day stories) or [[InstantAIJustAddWater just what the Machine has become capable of on its own]].



* On ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Crichton's efforts to return home to Earth, and the attempts by the Peacekeepers and Scarrans to gain access to the wormhole technology he's using to do it.
* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' has the quest to create the potion and return it to Fyredor.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', unsurprisingly, all boils down to the story of how Ted met his future kids' mother.
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' goes ''hard'' with the Myth Arc, with the clones of "Project Leda" hunting to find out how and why they exist, while being under constant surveillance and threat of the Dyad Institute. Season 3 complicated this with the introduction of [[spoiler: the male clones of Project Castor.]]



* ''The Abominable Charles Christopher'' definately has one, but it's very well hidden and the whole comic is a JigsawPuzzlePlot.



* ''Webcomic/{{Fatebound}}'' claims in its description to have a single myth centering on the wager between Herot and Ngv. This was introduced in the first story arc, and both characters have been seen acting to influence characters in the current, second arc.



* It may take some time to notice, but ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has a slowly building plot winding through most of its stories, All starting with Kevyn's invention of the teraport.



* ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' has always been influenced by a single enemy, and by Act 6 Intermission 5, it's obvious the Myth Arc is dealing with this enemy, Lord English.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shadownova}}''. Things are put in motion from the first page of the first chapter when a bad guy decides to bomb a school, leading to Iris's involvement in the human/everto war and subsequently the plot.

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* ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has always been influenced by a single enemy, and by Act 6 Intermission 5, it's obvious the Myth Arc is dealing with this enemy, Lord English.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shadownova}}''. Things are put in motion from the first page of the first chapter when a bad guy decides to bomb a school, leading to Iris's involvement in the human/everto war and subsequently the plot.
English.



* ''Webcomic/{{Shadownova}}''. Things are put in motion from the first page of the first chapter when a bad guy decides to bomb a school, leading to Iris's involvement in the human/everto war and subsequently the plot.
* It may take some time to notice, but ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has a slowly building plot winding through most of its stories, All starting with Kevyn's invention of the teraport.



* ''The Abominable Charles Christopher'' definately has one, but it's very well hidden and the whole comic is a JigsawPuzzlePlot.
* ''Webcomic/{{Fatebound}}'' claims in its description to have a single myth centering on the wager between Herot and Ngv. This was introduced in the first story arc, and both characters have been seen acting to influence characters in the current, second arc.



* The point of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' -- according to the fans, anyway. Although it's [[ScrewedByTheNetwork hard to tell after season 2]].

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* The point ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' was one of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' -- according the first Western animated series to attempt this back in 1986, with an arching Myth Arc about the League's war with the Crown Empire, and several Story Arcs that tied into it, like the kidnapping of Zachary's wife, the botched Supertrooper project (with resulting fallout), and the League's attempt to get the aid of Tarkon.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was at first revealed by WordOfGod that it takes place in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SugarBowl, but as CerebusSyndrome started kicking in so did ContinuityCreep and now there are multiple [[ApocalypseHow episodes that directly relate
to the fans, anyway. Although it's [[ScrewedByTheNetwork hard to tell after apocalypse]] as well its effect on the characters; additionally cosmic forces have been hinted on, with the [[PhysicalGod Cosmic Owl]] [[ChekhovsGunman who has made appearances as early as season 2]].one]] and [[spoiler: has finally made his proper debut in the season five premiere.]] After the introduction of [[spoiler: TheMultiverse]] it is implied that the cosmic forces will appear again.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has the saga of Roger's jewel encrusted golden turd, and how it passes from person to person, [[ArtifactOfDoom corrupting them]] with its power.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': A recurring mystery throughout the series is the identity of Archer's biological father.
** The WillTheyOrWontThey dynamic between Archer and Lana has had quite a lot of focus and build up since the beginning.



* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' had the main premise of Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo looking for Stoker so that they can use his invention the regenerator to end their planet's drought while fighting off against the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, who both want the regenerator for their own evil purposes. By the end of the series, the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump are defeated for good, and aside from one final conflict between the Nomad Rats, the plan to use the regenerator to end Mars' drought goes off without a hitch, but at the presumed cost of the life of Vinnie's old girlfriend Harley, who wrongfully accused the Biker Mice of abandoning her before finally coming to her senses.
* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': Bojack's attempts at [[CareerResurrection reviving his career]] and becoming a better person.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' supposedly had one involving the Secret Board of Shadowy Figures sending the clones off to high school in an attempt to breed a super intelligent clone army. Also Principal Scudworth planned on stealing the clones to create his dream project: Cloney island. Due to the series tragically being CutShort, little progress was made on either.
* Franz Hopper and the history behind Lyoko, X.A.N.A. and the supercomputer is the Myth Arc of Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has the ongoing conflict between adults and kids.
* The point of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' -- according to the fans, anyway. Although it's [[ScrewedByTheNetwork hard to tell after season 2]].
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has Doug and Skeeter occasionally visiting Lucky Duck Lake in an attempt to discover if a monster exists in there (a nod to the legendary Loch Ness Monster). The monster itself finally makes an appearance in TheMovie and plays an important role.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has three notable ones: [[TheHero Fry's]] role as the [[TheChosenOne savior of the universe]] and what that has to do with him winding up in the future, [[RomanceArc the relationship]] between [[WillTheyOrWontThey him and Leela]], and Leela trying to find out where she came from and whether or not her birth parents are still alive. Did I mention this is a [[{{Dramedy}} comedy]]?
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' had such an arc, though it didn't come to the forefront until season two.[[note]]Creator Alex Hirsch admitted that the first season was a bit of a test run to see how people would react to the show.[[/note]] The show's first season revolved around learning the secrets of the show before the second season narrowed in on the goal of uncovering the identity of the Author of the Journals and...well, [[spoiler:the series wrapped up with an apocalypse]] if you want to know how things escalated from there...
* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' has one despite having only 1 season. Namely, it's about [[EnsembleDarkhorse Razer]] learning to be a better hero.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' had the Cadmus arc, which involved quite a bit of ArcWelding from the second season episode "A Better World", as well as two episodes from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', which had originally aired ''eight years prior''. The writers hadn't originally planned for it, but were able to make it work spectacularly well.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Ron's development with Mystical Monkey Power.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Season 3 takes the show's OncePerEpisode conceit of the Mane Six ponies, Twilight Sparkle in particular, learning lessons of friendship to Myth Arc level when it is revealed in the season 3 premiere that all of Twilight's lessons were designed to build her up as an alicorn princess of Equestria.
** Season 5 takes it even further, revealing that ThePowerOfFriendship is the root of all magic in Equestria, and turning Cheerilee's lecture on cutie marks in the Season 1 episode "Call of the Cutie" into LectureAsExposition for Season 5's StoryArc.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' did this all the way back in the 80s, with the entire series focused on obtaining [[MineralMacGuffin the Thirteen Treasures of Rue]] to stop the titular Dark Water. Sadly, it was before its time and was canceled after only 8 of the 13 treasures had been found.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' has one involving Nick's father's disappearance that has him constantly pursuing, but hints of a greater arc begin to show as the series progresses. [[spoiler: It eventually culminates with an AlienInvasion by a race known as the Shadoens, which requires the Aliiance and all the aliens on Earth to combat]].
* The main premise of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is about the titular character searching for a way to go back to his proper time in the distant past and defeat [[BigBad Aku]] in order to undo the BadFuture the evil being has caused.
* The mysteries and conspiracies surrounding the original Mystery Crew and the curse of Crystal Cove drives the entirety of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. It follows an episodic structure but each episode drives the main storyline forward in some way. Pretty impressive considering that this is only the second time any ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' story has had an actual StoryArc (the first being ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'').
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' develops a Myth Arc concerning the hunt for [[LivingMacguffin Kur]] and the battle against Argost. The first few seasons alternate between episodic adventures and episodes that furthered the main storyline but the final season largely abandoned this approach and almost all episodes in that season are used to [[WrapItUp tie up all the loose ends]] and set up the GrandFinale.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' had the Cadmus arc, which involved quite a bit of ArcWelding from the second season episode "A Better World," as well as two episodes from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', which had originally aired ''eight years prior''. The writers hadn't originally planned for it, but were able to make it work spectacularly well.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has a running plot thread. It involves the Light: A collection of DC Supervillains with a goal to make Earth a galactic superpower. Season 1 was about finding a way to make earth noticed, while Season 2 was about undermining one of their "partners". As the show was CutShort, this thread was never fully resolved, though it did end with [[spoiler: over half the Light fleeing the planet, captured or dead, and the earth gaining prominence for defeating Mongul and the Reach.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' has one despite having only 1 season. Namely, it's about [[EnsembleDarkhorse Razer]] learning to be a better hero.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymbionicTitan'' appeared to be this, having little bits of information revealed at a time in non-chronological order, which makes it rather irritating that the complicated plot they got going is being wrapped up hastily in four episodes, due to cancellation.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' did this all the way back in the 80s, with the entire series focused on obtaining [[MineralMacGuffin the Thirteen Treasures of Rue]] to stop the titular Dark Water. Sadly, it was before its time and was canceled after only 8 of the 13 treasures had been found.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' develops a Myth Arc concerning the hunt for [[LivingMacguffin Kur]] and the battle against Argost. The first few seasons alternate between episodic adventures and episodes that furthered the main storyline but the final season largely abandoned this approach and almost all episodes in that season are used to [[WrapItUp tie up all the loose ends]] and set up the GrandFinale.
* The mysteries and conspiracies surrounding the original Mystery Crew and the curse of Crystal Cove drives the entirety of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. It follows an episodic structure but each episode drives the main storyline forward in some way. Pretty impressive considering that this is only the second time any ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' story has had an actual StoryArc (the first being ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'').
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Ron's development with Mystical Monkey Power.
* Franz Hopper and the history behind Lyoko, X.A.N.A. and the supercomputer is the Myth Arc of Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was at first revealed by WordOfGod that it takes place in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SugarBowl, but as CerebusSyndrome started kicking in so did ContinuityCreep and now there are multiple [[ApocalypseHow episodes that directly relate to the apocalypse]] as well its effect on the characters; additionally cosmic forces have been hinted on, with the [[PhysicalGod Cosmic Owl]] [[ChekhovsGunman who has made appearances as early as season one]] and [[spoiler: has finally made his proper debut in the season five premiere.]] After the introduction of [[spoiler: TheMultiverse]] it is implied that the cosmic forces will appear again.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' develops a Myth Arc concerning ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': As the hunt for [[LivingMacguffin Kur]] and the battle against Argost. The first few seasons alternate between episodic show gradually progressed from seemingly isolated MonsterOfTheWeek adventures towards a interconnected storyline, such an arc was revealed. After the Crystal Gems' motives are called into question halfway through season 1, the series shifts from UrbanFantasy to ScienceFantasy as the presence of other Gems and episodes their entire otherworldly nature can't be hidden from Steven any longer. Why are the Crystal Gems determined to isolate themselves from the Gem Homeworld? Who are these Gems returning to Earth and what is the nature of Homeworld society? What happened during the Gem War for our planet that furthered led to these corrupted monsters? And most importantly for Steven himself, what kind of person was his mother, Rose Quartz? And how can he master her powers and live up to -- or surpass - her legacy?
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' appeared to be this, having little bits of information revealed at a time in non-chronological order, which makes it rather irritating that
the main complicated plot they got going is being wrapped up hastily in four episodes, due to cancellation.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', according to the creators, has a story arc currently planned for five seasons (more are possible, but may require urgent rewrites). Circumstances involving the Turtles' origins, the backstory of Splinter and Shredder, April's alien hybrid status and the Kraang's involvement with human history are important story elements the are frequently expanded upon, and because aliens, mysticism and even time travel exist in this universe there are many, ''many'' variables. Furthermore, the stakes grow larger and the layers of the universe are further expanded upon after every season of the show, starting in New York City and eventually going into space.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': most episodes, especially in the first two seasons, feature the Autobots battling the MonsterOfTheWeek and learning AnAesop, but there's also the ongoing
storyline but of Megatron returning from his exile (and supposed death) and attempting to conquer Cybertron. Most of Megatron's plans involve the final season largely abandoned this approach and almost all episodes in that season are used to [[WrapItUp tie up all the loose ends]] and set up the GrandFinale.
* The mysteries and conspiracies surrounding the original Mystery Crew and the curse of Crystal Cove
Allspark, an immensely powerful PlotDevice which drives the entirety of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. It follows an episodic structure but each episode drives the main storyline forward in some way. Pretty impressive considering that this is only the second time any ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' story has had an actual StoryArc (the first being ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'').
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Ron's development with Mystical Monkey Power.
* Franz Hopper
plot whenever Megatron isn't, and the history behind Lyoko, X.A.N.A. and the supercomputer is the Myth Arc of Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was at first revealed by WordOfGod that it takes place in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SugarBowl, but as CerebusSyndrome started kicking in so did ContinuityCreep and now there are multiple [[ApocalypseHow episodes that
tied directly relate to the apocalypse]] as well its effect on Allspark is the characters; additionally cosmic forces have been hinted on, with story arc of Sari Sumdac trying to unravel the [[PhysicalGod Cosmic Owl]] [[ChekhovsGunman who has made appearances as early as season one]] secrets of her mysterious origins. There's also Optimus Prime and [[spoiler: has finally made his proper debut Sentinel Prime's rivalry, which unfolds in the season five premiere.]] After the introduction of [[spoiler: TheMultiverse]] it is implied that the cosmic forces will appear again.present and through flashbacks across all three seasons.



* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has the ongoing conflict between adults and kids.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' was one of the first Western animated series to attempt this back in 1986, with an arching Myth Arc about the League's war with the Crown Empire, and several Story Arcs that tied into it, like the kidnapping of Zachary's wife, the botched Supertrooper project (with resulting fallout), and the League's attempt to get the aid of Tarkon.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has Doug and Skeeter occasionally visiting Lucky Duck Lake in an attempt to discover if a monster exists in there (a nod to the legendary Loch Ness Monster). The monster itself finally makes an appearance in TheMovie and plays an important role.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has three notable ones: [[TheHero Fry's]] role as the [[TheChosenOne savior of the universe]] and what that has to do with him winding up in the future, [[RomanceArc the relationship]] between [[WillTheyOrWontThey him and Leela]], and Leela trying to find out where she came from and whether or not her birth parents are still alive. Did I mention this is a [[{{Dramedy}} comedy]]?
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Season 3 takes the show's OncePerEpisode conceit of the Mane Six ponies, Twilight Sparkle in particular, learning lessons of friendship to Myth Arc level when it is revealed in the season 3 premiere that all of Twilight's lessons were designed to build her up as an alicorn princess of Equestria.
** Season 5 takes it even further, revealing that ThePowerOfFriendship is the root of all magic in Equestria, and turning Cheerilee's lecture on cutie marks in the Season 1 episode "Call of the Cutie" into LectureAsExposition for Season 5's StoryArc.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' supposedly had one involving the Secret Board of Shadowy Figures sending the clones off to high school in an attempt to breed a super intelligent clone army. Also Principal Scudworth planned on stealing the clones to create his dream project: Cloney island. Due to the series tragically being CutShort, little progress was made on either.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' has one involving Nick's father's disappearance that has him constantly pursuing, but hints of a greater arc begin to show as the series progresses. [[spoiler: It eventually culminates with an AlienInvasion by a race known as the Shadoens, which requires the Aliiance and all the aliens on Earth to combat]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': As the show gradually progressed from seemingly isolated MonsterOfTheWeek adventures towards a interconnected storyline, such an arc was revealed. After the Crystal Gems' motives are called into question halfway through season 1, the series shifts from UrbanFantasy to ScienceFantasy as the presence of other Gems and their entire otherworldly nature can't be hidden from Steven any longer. Why are the Crystal Gems determined to isolate themselves from the Gem Homeworld? Who are these Gems returning to Earth and what is the nature of Homeworld society? What happened during the Gem War for our planet that led to these corrupted monsters? And most importantly for Steven himself, what kind of person was his mother, Rose Quartz? And how can he master her powers and live up to -- or surpass - her legacy?
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' had such an arc, though it didn't come to the forefront until season two.[[note]]Creator Alex Hirsch admitted that the first season was a bit of a test run to see how people would react to the show.[[/note]] The show's first season revolved around learning the secrets of the show before the second season narrowed in on the goal of uncovering the identity of the Author of the Journals and...well, [[spoiler:the series wrapped up with an apocalypse]] if you want to know how things escalated from there...
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', according to the creators, has a story arc currently planned for five seasons (more are possible, but may require urgent rewrites). Circumstances involving the Turtles' origins, the backstory of Splinter and Shredder, April's alien hybrid status and the Kraang's involvement with human history are important story elements the are frequently expanded upon, and because aliens, mysticism and even time travel exist in this universe there are many, ''many'' variables. Furthermore, the stakes grow larger and the layers of the universe are further expanded upon after every season of the show, starting in New York City and eventually going into space.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': A recurring mystery throughout the series is the identity of Archer's biological father.
** The WillTheyOrWontThey dynamic between Archer and Lana has had quite a lot of focus and build up since the beginning.
* WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman: Bojack's attempts at [[CareerResurrection reviving his career]] and becoming a better person.
* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' had the main premise of Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo looking for Stoker so that they can use his invention the regenerator to end their planet's drought while fighting off against the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, who both want the regenerator for their own evil purposes. By the end of the series, the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump are defeated for good, and aside from one final conflict between the Nomad Rats, the plan to use the regenerator to end Mars' drought goes off without a hitch, but at the presumed cost of the life of Vinnie's old girlfriend Harley, who wrongfully accused the Biker Mice of abandoning her before finally coming to her senses.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': most episodes, especially in the first two seasons, feature the Autobots battling the MonsterOfTheWeek and learning AnAesop, but there's also the ongoing storyline of Megatron returning from his exile (and supposed death) and attempting to conquer Cybertron. Most of Megatron's plans involve the Allspark, an immensely powerful PlotDevice which drives the plot whenever Megatron isn't, and tied directly to the Allspark is the story arc of Sari Sumdac trying to unravel the secrets of her mysterious origins. There's also Optimus Prime and Sentinel Prime's rivalry, which unfolds in the present and through flashbacks across all three seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has the saga of Roger's jewel encrusted golden turd, and how it passes from person to person, [[ArtifactOfDoom corrupting them]] with its power.
* The main premise of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is about the titular character searching for a way to go back to his proper time in the distant past and defeat [[BigBad Aku]] in order to undo the BadFuture the evil being has caused.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has a running plot thread. It involves the ongoing conflict between adults and kids.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' was one
Light: A collection of the first Western animated series to attempt this back in 1986, DC Supervillains with an arching Myth Arc about the League's war with the Crown Empire, and several Story Arcs that tied into it, like the kidnapping of Zachary's wife, the botched Supertrooper project (with resulting fallout), and the League's attempt a goal to get the aid of Tarkon.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has Doug and Skeeter occasionally visiting Lucky Duck Lake in an attempt to discover if
make Earth a monster exists in there (a nod to the legendary Loch Ness Monster). The monster itself finally makes an appearance in TheMovie and plays an important role.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has three notable ones: [[TheHero Fry's]] role as the [[TheChosenOne savior of the universe]] and what that has to do with him winding up in the future, [[RomanceArc the relationship]] between [[WillTheyOrWontThey him and Leela]], and Leela trying to find out where she came from and whether or not her birth parents are still alive. Did I mention this is a [[{{Dramedy}} comedy]]?
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Season 3 takes the show's OncePerEpisode conceit of the Mane Six ponies, Twilight Sparkle in particular, learning lessons of friendship to Myth Arc level when it is revealed in the season 3 premiere that all of Twilight's lessons were designed to build her up as an alicorn princess of Equestria.
** Season 5 takes it even further, revealing that ThePowerOfFriendship is the root of all magic in Equestria, and turning Cheerilee's lecture on cutie marks in the
galactic superpower. Season 1 episode "Call of the Cutie" into LectureAsExposition for was about finding a way to make earth noticed, while Season 5's StoryArc.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' supposedly had
2 was about undermining one involving the Secret Board of Shadowy Figures sending the clones off to high school in an attempt to breed a super intelligent clone army. Also Principal Scudworth planned on stealing the clones to create his dream project: Cloney island. Due to the series tragically being CutShort, little progress was made on either.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' has one involving Nick's father's disappearance that has him constantly pursuing, but hints of a greater arc begin to show as the series progresses. [[spoiler: It eventually culminates with an AlienInvasion by a race known as the Shadoens, which requires the Aliiance and all the aliens on Earth to combat]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
their "partners". As the show gradually progressed from seemingly isolated MonsterOfTheWeek adventures towards a interconnected storyline, such an arc was revealed. After the Crystal Gems' motives are called into question halfway through season 1, the series shifts from UrbanFantasy to ScienceFantasy as the presence of other Gems and their entire otherworldly nature can't be hidden from Steven any longer. Why are the Crystal Gems determined to isolate themselves from the Gem Homeworld? Who are these Gems returning to Earth and what is the nature of Homeworld society? What happened during the Gem War for our planet that led to these corrupted monsters? And most importantly for Steven himself, what kind of person CutShort, this thread was his mother, Rose Quartz? And how can he master her powers and live up to -- or surpass - her legacy?
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' had such an arc,
never fully resolved, though it didn't come to the forefront until season two.[[note]]Creator Alex Hirsch admitted that the first season was a bit of a test run to see how people would react to the show.[[/note]] The show's first season revolved around learning the secrets of the show before the second season narrowed in on the goal of uncovering the identity of the Author of the Journals and...well, [[spoiler:the series wrapped up did end with an apocalypse]] if you want to know how things escalated from there...
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', according to
[[spoiler: over half the creators, has a story arc currently planned for five seasons (more are possible, but may require urgent rewrites). Circumstances involving Light fleeing the Turtles' origins, the backstory of Splinter and Shredder, April's alien hybrid status planet, captured or dead, and the Kraang's involvement with human history are important story elements the are frequently expanded upon, and because aliens, mysticism and even time travel exist in this universe there are many, ''many'' variables. Furthermore, the stakes grow larger earth gaining prominence for defeating Mongul and the layers of the universe are further expanded upon after every season of the show, starting in New York City and eventually going into space.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': A recurring mystery throughout the series is the identity of Archer's biological father.
** The WillTheyOrWontThey dynamic between Archer and Lana has had quite a lot of focus and build up since the beginning.
* WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman: Bojack's attempts at [[CareerResurrection reviving his career]] and becoming a better person.
* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' had the main premise of Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo looking for Stoker so that they can use his invention the regenerator to end their planet's drought while fighting off against the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, who both want the regenerator for their own evil purposes. By the end of the series, the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump are defeated for good, and aside from one final conflict between the Nomad Rats, the plan to use the regenerator to end Mars' drought goes off without a hitch, but at the presumed cost of the life of Vinnie's old girlfriend Harley, who wrongfully accused the Biker Mice of abandoning her before finally coming to her senses.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': most episodes, especially in the first two seasons, feature the Autobots battling the MonsterOfTheWeek and learning AnAesop, but there's also the ongoing storyline of Megatron returning from his exile (and supposed death) and attempting to conquer Cybertron. Most of Megatron's plans involve the Allspark, an immensely powerful PlotDevice which drives the plot whenever Megatron isn't, and tied directly to the Allspark is the story arc of Sari Sumdac trying to unravel the secrets of her mysterious origins. There's also Optimus Prime and Sentinel Prime's rivalry, which unfolds in the present and through flashbacks across all three seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has the saga of Roger's jewel encrusted golden turd, and how it passes from person to person, [[ArtifactOfDoom corrupting them]] with its power.
* The main premise of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is about the titular character searching for a way to go back to his proper time in the distant past and defeat [[BigBad Aku]] in order to undo the BadFuture the evil being has caused.
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (although it was originally meant to be one book), as well as many other popular fantasy series.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (although it was originally meant to be one book), as well as many other popular fantasy series. {{LotR}} itself is merely the (chronologically) final movement of the greater MythArc that is TolkiensLegendarium, concerned with the history of Middle-earth and the struggles of the Free Peoples against the Dark Lords Morgoth and Sauron.
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** Xykon was revealed in strip 13, and as of 832 shows no sign of being resolved any time soon.

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** Xykon was revealed in strip 13, and as of 832 1041 shows no sign of being resolved any time soon.
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*** Lonesome Road is just the end of the myth arc, as Ulysses is mentioned as early as the second town visited in the main game, and mentioned several time's after. He follows you around for the majority of the main game, and you follow him for the majority of the DLC.

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*** Lonesome Road is just the end of the myth arc, as Ulysses is mentioned as early as the second town visited in the main game, and mentioned several time's after. He follows you around for the majority of the main game, and you follow him for the majority of the DLC. To elaborate: Ulysses and Courier 6 inadvertently cause all of the main plots of the DLC and the main game: Courier 6 is the one responsible for the destruction of the Divide (the setting of ''Lonesome Road''), following which Ulysses travels to Utah and trains the White Legs to destroy New Canaan and the Burned Man (who reappears, along with the White Legs, in ''Honest Hearts''). Ulysses then made his way to the Big MT (setting of ''Old World Blues'') and met with Elijah and Christine, among others, of the Brotherhood of Steel. He then sent the former to the Sierra Madre (where he meets Courier 6, becoming the villain of ''Dead Money'', which takes place in the Sierra Madre). He then talks to the Think Tank of the Big MT and convinces them to remember their history and retake America, thus setting in motion the events of ''Old World Blues''. After all this, he initially signs up to deliver the [[Main/{{MacGuffin}} Platinum Chip]] until he notices Courier 6's name next on the list, and has him/her deliver it instead, hoping that it will kill him (which sets in motion the main game's plot: if not for Ulysses, Courier 6 wouldn't have delivered the chip, been ambushed by Benny and the Great Khans, shot in the head, and so on). He then returns to the Divide to, when it becomes clear Courier 6 has survived the delivery, take his revenge (which is the plot of ''Lonesome Road'').
** Fans have theorized that the series is leading up to a final clash between the ever-expanding New California Republic and the authoritarian technocracy that is the Eastern Brotherhood of Steel. Keeping in line with the themes of [[Main/ArcWords war never changing]], this would likely level the US once more.
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