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17th Sep '17 6:57:43 PM patches365
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* The first chapter of ''{{Manga/Noragami}}'' was a stand-alone story featuring a different female lead and some other supernatural elements that were [[DroppedAfterThePilot never seen again]]. The anime adaptation therefore [[RetGone skipped the first chapter entirely]] save for one scene and started with Chapter 2.
2nd Sep '17 12:14:41 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is an example of "non indicative first 13 episodes". It appears to be a fantasy advanture series about three magic schools, and the adventures of Bloom, and the four friends she makes, then Bloom's DisappearedDad comes up...[[note]]It takes a total of [[ArcFatigue three seasons (specifically, 78 episodes) and one movie]] in order for them to finally reunite; something that may or may not have ever happened if the show had been suddenly canceled...[[/note]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is an example of "non indicative first 13 episodes". It appears to be a fantasy advanture series about three magic schools, and the adventures of Bloom, and the four friends she makes, then Bloom's DisappearedDad comes up...[[note]]It takes a total of [[ArcFatigue three seasons (specifically, 78 episodes) and one movie]] in order for them to finally reunite; something that may or may not have ever happened if the show had been suddenly canceled...[[/note]]
31st Jul '17 2:31:06 PM F1Krazy
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* The first episode of ''Gamers!'' sees protagonist Keita getting invited to join the newly-formed gaming club by its president, [[GamerChick Karen]]. The show looks as though it's going to be a standard SliceOfLife series about after-school activities... only for Keita to turn the club down because [[SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness it's too hardcore for his liking]]. From there, the story takes a hard right into a LoveDodecahedron-fueled romantic dramedy that just happens to be about gamers. (This is, however, hinted at earlier in the episode, with Tasuku and [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Aguri]] being shown together along with captions indicating that they'll be important later.)
19th Jul '17 8:42:57 AM tropower
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' begins with scrolling text about the state of the Maquis, a group of rebels fighting the Federation. The USS ''Voyager'' gets ready to track down a particular group of these bandits and retrieve a Federation officer working undercover. Then both the ''Voyager'' and the bandits get suddenly transported to the literal other end of the galaxy.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' begins with scrolling text about the state of the Maquis, a group of rebels fighting the Federation. The USS ''Voyager'' gets ready to track down a particular group of these bandits from a place called "The Badlands" and retrieve a Federation officer working undercover. Then both the ''Voyager'' and the bandits get suddenly transported to the literal other end of the galaxy.



* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is an example of "non indicative first 13 episodes". It appears to be a fantasy advanture series about three magic schools, and the adventures of Bloom, and the four friends she makes, then Bloom's DisappearedDad comes up...[[note]]It takes a total of [[ArcFatigue three seasons (specifically, 78 episodes) and one movie]] in order for them to finally reunite; something that may or may not have ever happened if the show had been suddenly canceled...[[/note]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had its first two episodes appear to be a ponified version of a MagicalGirl series. Although episodes can have adventure elements (especially when any more 2-parters get thrown in), it's far more of a Slice of Life series instead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had its first two episodes appear to be a ponified version of a MagicalGirl series. Although episodes can have adventure elements (especially when any more 2-parters get thrown in), it's far more of a Slice of Life series instead.[[note]][[DependingOnTheWriter Except when it's not.]][[/note]]
23rd Apr '17 12:35:52 PM nombretomado
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* Technically, TearsToTiara (Anime)'s first episode has no indictive of the actual plot. It's a classic hero story until the supposed BigBad becomes the VillainProtagonist in the second episode, and then further from there.

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* Technically, TearsToTiara (Anime)'s ''Anime/TearsToTiara''s first episode has no indictive of the actual plot. It's a classic hero story until the supposed BigBad becomes the VillainProtagonist in the second episode, and then further from there.
30th Dec '16 8:41:25 PM nombretomado
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* The two part pilot for ''TheDreamstone'' is somewhat more actionized than the rest of the show, the heroes and the mystical background of the Dreamstone are given more serious CharacterDevelopment and even a death occurs (a couple more [[DisneyDeath are teased]] to emphasize the danger of the mission). Afterwards the show quickly downgrades to a RoadRunnerVsCoyote cartoon, the focus more on the Urpney's slapstick or the [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy goings on]] of the Noops. In addition Rufus, who was the main protagonist of the pilot, is demoted in favor of making the Urpneys {{Villain Protagonist}}s.

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* The two part pilot for ''TheDreamstone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' is somewhat more actionized than the rest of the show, the heroes and the mystical background of the Dreamstone are given more serious CharacterDevelopment and even a death occurs (a couple more [[DisneyDeath are teased]] to emphasize the danger of the mission). Afterwards the show quickly downgrades to a RoadRunnerVsCoyote cartoon, the focus more on the Urpney's slapstick or the [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy goings on]] of the Noops. In addition Rufus, who was the main protagonist of the pilot, is demoted in favor of making the Urpneys {{Villain Protagonist}}s.



* In-universe example: On ''TheSimpsons'' there was a cop show featuring a handsome, hyper-competent character named [[NamedLikeMyName Homer Simpson]]. By the second episode, however, he was turned into a fat, bumbling doofus.

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* In-universe example: On ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' there was a cop show featuring a handsome, hyper-competent character named [[NamedLikeMyName Homer Simpson]]. By the second episode, however, he was turned into a fat, bumbling doofus.
23rd Sep '16 8:39:47 PM stewyworks333
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* The first episode of ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'' makes it look like a dark, bloody, action-packed samurai anime, with a HotBlooded protagonist {{Deconstruction}}, especially with the MoodWhiplash at the end of the first episode. The second one onwards, it's actually more of a SliceOfLife Dramedy, that covers the lives of the Shinsengumi, with some ''occasional'' swordplay. (Though this is more true for the anime, since it OvertookTheManga, it had to add in {{Filler}}. The manga is a lot more like the first, [[FinalBattle and the last couple of episodes]].)
22nd Sep '16 3:09:16 PM F1Krazy
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* Apparently invoked for ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': the creators knew that Fox would never pick up the kind of intelligent, progressive SliceOfLife show they were pitching, and deliberately made the pilot more juvenile and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''-esque so that Fox would pick it up. Once they did, and it was too late for Fox to back out, they promptly set about making the show they ''really'' wanted to make.
5th Jul '16 3:19:21 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget, [[BadBadActing badly-acted]], and edited student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.

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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget, [[BadBadActing badly-acted]], and terribly directed and edited student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.
5th Jul '16 3:15:51 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.

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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget low-budget, [[BadBadActing badly-acted]], and edited student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.
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