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6th Feb '16 11:57:12 PM Finlay44
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* Happens to the main cast of TheWitcher Saga during the [[spoiler:Thanedd coup]] at the end of ''Literature/TheTimeOfContempt''. Also, again in the end of [[spoiler:''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'', where Geralt and Yennefer end up NotQuiteDead on opposing ends of the known world and Ciri is TrappedInAnotherWorld altogether]].
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* Happens to the main cast of TheWitcher Saga during the [[spoiler:Thanedd coup]] at the end of ''Literature/TheTimeOfContempt''. Also, again in the end of [[spoiler:''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'', where Geralt and Yennefer end up NotQuiteDead on opposing ends the far reaches of the known world and Ciri is TrappedInAnotherWorld altogether]].
22nd Jan '16 3:16:41 PM GrammarNavi
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** Also, in ''SuperSmashBros'' Subspace Emissary mode, there are multiple times where party members are forced to split up (for example, Mario being shot into Skyworld by Petey Pirahna, or DK throwing away Diddy Kong to prevent Bowser from [[TakenForGranite "trophy-fying"]] him). They all reunite late into the game to enter Subspace.
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** Also, in ''SuperSmashBros'' ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'s'' Subspace Emissary mode, there are multiple times where party members are forced to split up (for example, Mario being shot into Skyworld by Petey Pirahna, or DK throwing away Diddy Kong to prevent Bowser from [[TakenForGranite "trophy-fying"]] him). They all reunite late into the game to enter Subspace.
1st Jan '16 10:42:23 AM StFan
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]] * In ''OnePiece'', [[spoiler:the Straw Hats are scattered across the world by Bartholomew Kuma and only come back together after the TimeSkip]].
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]] [[folder:Anime & Manga]] * In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[spoiler:the Straw Hats are scattered across the world by Bartholomew Kuma and only come back together after the TimeSkip]].

* ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' has [[BigBad Talpa]] send the five warriors to five locations, each of them stuck in their own element (mostly - Ryo's in a volcano, Rowan in the stratosphere, Sai beneath the waves and Kento stuck in rock, but Sage too is stuck in rock because it ''blocks'' the light??). Mia and Yuli manage to locate Ryo and wake him up, and then they spend several episodes gathering the rest of the team.
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* ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' has [[BigBad Talpa]] send the five warriors to five locations, each of them stuck in their own element (mostly - -- Ryo's in a volcano, Rowan in the stratosphere, Sai beneath the waves and Kento stuck in rock, but Sage too is stuck in rock because it ''blocks'' the light??). Mia and Yuli manage to locate Ryo and wake him up, and then they spend several episodes gathering the rest of the team.

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--> '''Sev:''' [[HauntedHouse Erran's place]] uses magic ta split up groups biggah than two.
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[[folder: Web Original ]] * In the WhateleyUniverse story "Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy", Team Kimba gets split the first time they use the holographic simulation system on campus. It's a deliberate plan by Overclock to torture them individually, then kill all of them except [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tennyo]] who would then get AFateWorseThanDeath.
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[[folder: Web Original ]] [[folder:Web Original]] * In the WhateleyUniverse ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' story "Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy", Team Kimba gets split the first time they use the holographic simulation system on campus. It's a deliberate plan by Overclock to torture them individually, then kill all of them except [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tennyo]] who would then get AFateWorseThanDeath.

[[folder: Western Animation ]] * In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the gaang goes through a period of this after a series of setbacks, starting with the invasion on the Day of Black Sun, which ends in failure [[spoiler: thanks to Azula warning her father of the invasion months in advance]]. Hakoda and the majority of the invasion army surrender to buy Aang and the others time to escape on Appa.
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[[folder: Western Animation ]] [[folder:Western Animation]] * In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the gaang ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ** The Gaang goes through a period of this after a series of setbacks, starting with the invasion on the Day of Black Sun, which ends in failure [[spoiler: thanks to Azula warning her father of the invasion months in advance]]. Hakoda and the majority of the invasion army surrender to buy Aang and the others time to escape on Appa.

* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the first season's finale begins with the Avengers each venturing to a different corner of the world to stop the Masters of Evil from opening portals to the realms of Norse mythology. After each Avenger defeats a Master of Evil, he or she closes the respective portal, but per Loki's plans, gets sent to one of seven realms in the process. * In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', an arc features the majority of the cast separated across the globe as they search for Iacon relics, each episode giving some CharacterDevelopment to the respective parties. For example, [[GenkiGirl Miko's]] recklessness is finally explained, [[TheStoic Soundwave's]] [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes attachment to Laserbeak]] is looked at, and Bulkhead and Fowler come to [[NotSoDifferent respect each other as soldiers]]. ** A much more painful example occurs in the second season finale. [[spoiler: After years of searching, the Decepticons have finally [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs found the Autobot base and mount a massive assault on it]]. Optimus declares the base lost and has the team scattered across America. Wheeljack is captured by the Decepticons, Fowler and June have no idea if the team survived (June's worst fear having come to pass), the Autobots and their human partners are alone, and Optimus is still in the base when it's destroyed]]. The first arc of the third season deals with reuniting the team and striking back against [[BigBad Megatron]].
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the first season's finale begins with the Avengers each venturing to a different corner of the world to stop the Masters of Evil from opening portals to the realms of Norse mythology. After each Avenger defeats a Master of Evil, he or she closes the respective portal, but per Loki's plans, gets sent to one of seven realms in the process. * In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', an ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': ** An arc features the majority of the cast separated across the globe as they search for Iacon relics, each episode giving some CharacterDevelopment to the respective parties. For example, [[GenkiGirl Miko's]] recklessness is finally explained, [[TheStoic Soundwave's]] [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes attachment to Laserbeak]] is looked at, and Bulkhead and Fowler come to [[NotSoDifferent respect each other as soldiers]]. ** A much more painful example occurs in the second season finale. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After years of searching, the Decepticons have finally [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs found the Autobot base and mount a massive assault on it]]. Optimus declares the base lost and has the team scattered across America. Wheeljack is captured by the Decepticons, Fowler and June have no idea if the team survived (June's worst fear having come to pass), the Autobots and their human partners are alone, and Optimus is still in the base when it's destroyed]]. The first arc of the third season deals with reuniting the team and striking back against [[BigBad Megatron]].
23rd Oct '15 12:00:49 PM ProfEtheric
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* In ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'', Nesariel uses WeaponizedTeleportation to inflict this on Lt. Bishops anti-anomaly team.
6th Aug '15 6:06:33 AM Koveras
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This trope is not about voluntary split-ups. See Lets Split Up Gang for that.
* In ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', you almost never have the full team with you until the end of the last level. In each stage, at least one of the other Busters will usually be off doing something else and won't be present for that level, while the ones who do accompany you will frequently split up to chase other leads or get cut off from the rest of the group for some reason.
6th Aug '15 1:54:24 AM NoxSky12599
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* In ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', you almost never have the full team with you until the end of the last level. In each stage, at least one of the other Busters will usually be off doing something else and won't be present for that level, while the ones who do accompany you will frequently split up to chase other leads or get cut off from the rest of the group for some reason.

5th Aug '15 9:33:40 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Toriko}}'' some irate rock monsters split the cast apart by sending them flying in all directions about 1/3 of the way through the regal mammoth arc.
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* In ''{{Toriko}}'' ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' some irate rock monsters split the cast apart by sending them flying in all directions about 1/3 of the way through the regal mammoth arc.

* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', the main cast is at a [[PortalNetwork Gateport]], having just arrived in the MagicWorld from Wales. The Bad Guys pick that moment to launch their attack on the PortalNetwork to cut the Magic World off from the real one. As the system explodes, there's all kinds of [[BuffySpeak swirly craziness]] and the cast end up scattered in ones and twos across a surface area nearly a third that of Earth. It takes an interminable period to get everyone back together, but when they do, everyone has, as they say, [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]].
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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the main cast is at a [[PortalNetwork Gateport]], having just arrived in the MagicWorld from Wales. The Bad Guys pick that moment to launch their attack on the PortalNetwork to cut the Magic World off from the real one. As the system explodes, there's all kinds of [[BuffySpeak swirly craziness]] and the cast end up scattered in ones and twos across a surface area nearly a third that of Earth. It takes an interminable period to get everyone back together, but when they do, everyone has, as they say, [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]].

* In ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'' after [[spoiler:Kalas reveals he was EvilAllAlong]] the party is reduced to just Xelha, who has to rescue them all. With the exception of [[spoiler:Kalas]] they come back fairly quickly.
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* In ''BatenKaitos: ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'' after [[spoiler:Kalas reveals he was EvilAllAlong]] the party is reduced to just Xelha, who has to rescue them all. With the exception of [[spoiler:Kalas]] they come back fairly quickly.

* In ''SuperPaperMario'', Dimentio sends Mario and gang to the Underwhere, the Mario-verse equivalent of Hell. Mario wakes up alone and has to team up with Luigi, Bowser and Peach again before they can obtain the next MacGuffin and escape.
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* In ''SuperPaperMario'', ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Dimentio sends Mario and gang to the Underwhere, the Mario-verse equivalent of Hell. Mario wakes up alone and has to team up with Luigi, Bowser and Peach again before they can obtain the next MacGuffin and escape.

* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', this happens to your party once you enter the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Fortress of Regrets]]. Unlike other examples of this trope, in this case [[spoiler:your companions inevitably die one by one while you're looking for them (except for one, who betrays and attacks you). You get a chance to resurrect them all after getting to the end, though.]] * Happens in ''JaysJourney'' shortly after the first meeting with [[GoldfishPoopGang Thinbeard and Azareth]], and it's a significant chunk of the game before the original party is entirely reassembled.
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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', this happens to your party once you enter the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Fortress of Regrets]]. Unlike other examples of this trope, in this case [[spoiler:your companions inevitably die one by one while you're looking for them (except for one, who betrays and attacks you). You get a chance to resurrect them all after getting to the end, though.]] * Happens in ''JaysJourney'' ''VideoGame/JaysJourney'' shortly after the first meeting with [[GoldfishPoopGang Thinbeard and Azareth]], and it's a significant chunk of the game before the original party is entirely reassembled.
19th Jun '15 5:38:24 AM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Fuhrer Bradley feels that Colonel Mustang and the people under him are capable of dethroning him, so at one point in the story, Bradley uses his position to reassign the entire Mustang group to far corners of the country, each doing a job they're not very good at... which has the unintended side effect of placing soldiers loyal to the BigGood [[NiceJobFixingItVillain in key strategic positions when shit starts to get real]]. [[spoiler:They aren't reunited until near the end of the story with added allies, one of whom ''does'' kill Bradley and appoint Mustang as the new leader of the country]].
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Fuhrer Führer Bradley feels that Colonel Mustang and the people under him are capable of dethroning him, so at one point in the story, Bradley uses his position to reassign the entire Mustang group to far corners of the country, each doing a job they're not very good at... which has the unintended side effect of placing soldiers loyal to the BigGood [[NiceJobFixingItVillain in key strategic positions when shit starts to get real]]. [[spoiler:They aren't reunited until near the end of the story with added allies, one of whom ''does'' kill Bradley and appoint Mustang as the new leader of the country]].
24th Apr '15 3:29:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-37/ the vampire split up the party into the individual monsters and Madeline, each on their own, before attacking.]]
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* In ''RustyAndCo'', ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-37/ the vampire split up the party into the individual monsters and Madeline, each on their own, before attacking.]]
27th Mar '15 2:43:22 AM MisterCPC
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* In the "Try" season of the ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' anime, Lina and Zelgadiss are split up from Gourry and Ameilia halfway through the season and spend a couple of episodes trying to get back together.
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