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19th May '16 4:10:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMightyBoosh'' is hardly the type of show you'd expect to find continuity in anyway but it has a surprising combination of both ResetButton and SnapBack plots. One episode has a main character die only to have him rescued from hell by another, upon returning he's asked "I thought you were dead" only to respond with something to the effect of "Yeah, I'm back now" which is treated very nonchalantly. In other examples, Bollo the gorilla dies on one episodes ending only to appear again later. One {{egregious}} example involves them employing a SnapBack on {{Backstory}}-- Howard reveals that he doesn't play instruments because he [[DealWithTheDevil signed his soul over to the Spirit of Jazz to become a musical genius]] and now every time he picks up an instrument the [[DemonicPossession Spirit of Jazz controls him]]. This isn't remedied in any way at the end of the episode but the ''very next episode'' open with Howard playing a guitar with no ill effects or explanation.

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* ''TheMightyBoosh'' ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' is hardly the type of show you'd expect to find continuity in anyway but it has a surprising combination of both ResetButton and SnapBack plots. One episode has a main character die only to have him rescued from hell by another, upon returning he's asked "I thought you were dead" only to respond with something to the effect of "Yeah, I'm back now" which is treated very nonchalantly. In other examples, Bollo the gorilla dies on one episodes ending only to appear again later. One {{egregious}} example involves them employing a SnapBack on {{Backstory}}-- Howard reveals that he doesn't play instruments because he [[DealWithTheDevil signed his soul over to the Spirit of Jazz to become a musical genius]] and now every time he picks up an instrument the [[DemonicPossession Spirit of Jazz controls him]]. This isn't remedied in any way at the end of the episode but the ''very next episode'' open with Howard playing a guitar with no ill effects or explanation.
1st May '16 12:38:51 AM 4power4
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** The Dark Curse is stated to capture everyone in the realm of Enchanted Forest, except in Season 4, despite being within the same realm, Arandelle and Agrabah are seen as untouched by the curse.

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** The Dark Curse is stated to capture everyone in the realm of Enchanted Forest, except in Forest. In Season 4, despite being within the same realm, Arandelle and Agrabah are seen as untouched by the curse.



** Regina enchants Hook's hook to steal Cora's heart with a wave of her hand. According to season 5, it was a potion that Hook has kept. The audience literally saw the event of Regina enchanting the hook, no potion was ever involved.

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** Regina enchants Hook's hook to steal Cora's heart with a wave of her hand. According to season 5, it was a potion that Hook has kept.kept that give him this ability. The audience literally saw the event of Regina enchanting the hook, no potion was ever involved.
1st May '16 12:31:22 AM 4power4
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** We also learn that "nothing can escape the Dark Curse" in the first episode. And then a later episode says that Hook escaped the second curse by "outrunning" it. Which literally goes against the very plot of the show, that no one could escape it.
1st May '16 12:28:42 AM 4power4
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*''Series/{{Once Upon A Time}}'' has developed this in pretty much every season post season 2.
** The Dark Curse is stated to capture everyone in the realm of Enchanted Forest, except in Season 4, despite being within the same realm, Arandelle and Agrabah are seen as untouched by the curse.
** It's stated once a person dies, you can't bring them back from the dead. Except Maleficent and Jafar (in the spinoff show) were revived from death itself. While Maleficent's resurrection is given some (faulty) logic, Jafar dies and simply wakes up. No explanation.
** Regina enchants Hook's hook to steal Cora's heart with a wave of her hand. According to season 5, it was a potion that Hook has kept. The audience literally saw the event of Regina enchanting the hook, no potion was ever involved.
** We learn in Season 1 that there was only one magic bean left. However we later learn that are literally millions if not billions still held by the Giants. And then, once all those are destroyed, and the last few beans used, apparently Ruby still managed to still have one....Somehow. Its never explained at all, despite it being made very clear there were no more magic beans.
** Its stated a few times magic cannot be used to kill people in the spinoff Wonderland show. We then constantly see Jafar use magic to kill several people, and that particular rule is never mentioned again.
** Also, the genie's rules on magic change from the first season of Once, to the first episode of the spinoff show. Given that the rules are automatically known to Genies when they are transformed, and apparently something they spout involuntarily, it seems odd they aren't consistent.
29th Apr '16 2:04:19 AM bwburke94
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** Season 19 has for the first rime one long story arc with continuity from episode to episode.

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** Season 19 has has, for the first rime time, one long story arc with continuity from episode to episode.



* Invoked for ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', as the creators have confirmed this is in effect, as the show is a comedy and they want to avoid limiting themselves in terms of plotlines. The only thing really canon to the show is that [[VideoGame/SonicBoom the two proceeding games]], ''Rise of Lyric'' and ''Shattered Crystal'', happened beforehand.

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* Invoked for ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', as the creators have confirmed this is in effect, as the show is a comedy and they want to avoid limiting themselves in terms of plotlines. The only thing really canon to the show is that [[VideoGame/SonicBoom the two proceeding preceding games]], ''Rise of Lyric'' and ''Shattered Crystal'', happened beforehand.
26th Apr '16 2:02:02 PM Willbyr
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* Averted in ''{{Ever17}}''. Although the constantly restarting storyline simply does not add up at all, like anything that doesn't add up in the story, it eventually somehow does get explained.

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* Averted in ''{{Ever17}}''.''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}''. Although the constantly restarting storyline simply does not add up at all, like anything that doesn't add up in the story, it eventually somehow does get explained.
26th Apr '16 2:00:34 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Plotlines inevitably led down to anarchy, chaos, and [[ThunderingHerd lynch mobs running around]] by the end of each episode, but all injured characters and buildings would have undergone SnapBack by the next episode. StatusQuoIsGod indeed.
** A prime example is the Moroboshi family's house. During the course of the series, it has been flooded, collapsed, burned down and blown to pieces (not to mention the abuse the interior has taken). Yet the next episode shows it standing proudly(?) with nary a tatami or zabuton askew... and Mr. Moroboshi still on the hook for the mortgage.

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Plotlines inevitably led down to anarchy, chaos, and [[ThunderingHerd lynch mobs running around]] by the end of each episode, but all injured characters and buildings would have undergone SnapBack by the next episode. StatusQuoIsGod indeed.
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A prime example is the Moroboshi family's house. During the course of the series, it has been flooded, collapsed, burned down and blown to pieces (not to mention the abuse the interior has taken). Yet the next episode shows it standing proudly(?) with nary a tatami or zabuton askew... and Mr. Moroboshi still on the hook for the mortgage.



* Nicely subverted in the anime ''Crayon Shin-Chan''. A SnapBack is expected when Shin accidentally blows up the family's house at the end of one episode, but the event is actually followed by an arc in which the family lives in a cramped studio apartment while the house is rebuilt.

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* Nicely subverted in the anime ''Crayon Shin-Chan''.''Anime/CrayonShinChan''. A SnapBack is expected when Shin accidentally blows up the family's house at the end of one episode, but the event is actually followed by an arc in which the family lives in a cramped studio apartment while the house is rebuilt.
3rd Apr '16 11:05:54 AM Catvix
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3rd Apr '16 10:21:05 AM Catvix
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** The timeline of character's births and other backstory elements: Grams bearing Patty at thirteen, according to the Halliwell family tree dates; Grams being a hippie at Witchstock in 1967 and a stately grandmother with an adult daughter in 1975; the sisters' ages when their mother died varying from episode to episode; Leo being Piper's lover in a past life in 1924 while about twenty years later being a medic killed in WW2;

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** The timeline of character's births and other backstory elements: Grams bearing Patty at thirteen, according to the Halliwell family tree dates; Grams being a hippie at Witchstock in 1967 and a stately grandmother with an adult daughter in 1975; the sisters' ages when their mother died varying from episode to episode; Leo being Piper's lover in a past life in 1924 while about twenty years later being a medic killed in WW2;
30th Mar '16 10:38:48 AM ZimFan89
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** The fan webcomic ''FanFic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow'' explains this as a case of DeathTakesAHoliday -- Billy and Mandy's life timers ran out long ago, but Grim can't bring himself to reap them.

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** The fan webcomic ''FanFic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow'' explains this as a case of DeathTakesAHoliday -- Billy and Mandy's life timers ran out long ago, but Grim can't bring himself to reap them.them (well, can't bring himself to reap ''Mandy'', anyway -- Billy's timer is simply so warped he can't make heads or tails of it).



** This naturally continues in the continuation comics, with several issues ending with events that should by all rights end the series altogether, only for things to renew with the next issue. This gets lampshaded in Issue 3, which ends with [[spoiler: the [[CosmicHorror Star Donkey]] kicking the Earth into the sun]]... and then a "Next Time On" panel wherein Dib reminds Zim of the events of the issue, only for him to deny remembering it.












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