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16th Mar '16 2:10:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the WheelOfTime, a town called [[spoiler: Hinderstap]] has people who go violently insane every night, savagely kill each other, and then wake up in the working in the same beds they'd woken up in previously. Damage to buildings is permanent, and anyone from outside who dies in their town becomes part of the cycle. They've tried every possible way to escape it, but every morning they still wake up in their beds.

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* In the WheelOfTime, Literature/WheelOfTime, a town called [[spoiler: Hinderstap]] has people who go violently insane every night, savagely kill each other, and then wake up in the working in the same beds they'd woken up in previously. Damage to buildings is permanent, and anyone from outside who dies in their town becomes part of the cycle. They've tried every possible way to escape it, but every morning they still wake up in their beds.



* A strange example: "Isaac and Ishmael", the third season opener to ''TheWestWing'', was prepared as a VerySpecialEpisode reacting to the 9/11 attacks. During the opening sequence, the actors, out of character, outright state that the episode is "a storytelling aberration", and that the audience should not try to fit it into the series StoryArc. The episode falls right in the middle of a CliffHanger, and series continuity proceeds directly from the preceding episode, "Two Cathedrals", to the next, "Manchester". While later episodes imply that the events of the episode are not, strictly speaking, non-canonical, they emphatically do not occur at any specific point in the series continuity.

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* A strange example: "Isaac and Ishmael", the third season opener to ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', was prepared as a VerySpecialEpisode reacting to the 9/11 attacks. During the opening sequence, the actors, out of character, outright state that the episode is "a storytelling aberration", and that the audience should not try to fit it into the series StoryArc. The episode falls right in the middle of a CliffHanger, and series continuity proceeds directly from the preceding episode, "Two Cathedrals", to the next, "Manchester". While later episodes imply that the events of the episode are not, strictly speaking, non-canonical, they emphatically do not occur at any specific point in the series continuity.



* One episode of MarriedWithChildren ended with them being turned into monkeys. Which they don't actually react to

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* One episode of MarriedWithChildren ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' ended with them being turned into monkeys. Which they don't actually react to



* NewsRadio used this frequently when the [[ExecutiveMeddling network would try and force the writers into a plotline.]] Probably the most jarring example is when Jimmy James hired a woman named Andrea as an efficiency expert. Andrea proceeded to demote Dave, promote Lisa in his place, and fire Matthew. This went on for a couple of episodes... until one episode Andrea was suddenly gone, Matthew had his job back, and [[StatusQuoIsGod everything else that happened in the arc was completely undone]], except for the Dave/Lisa switch, ''without any explanation whatsoever.''

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* NewsRadio ''Series/NewsRadio'' used this frequently when the [[ExecutiveMeddling network would try and force the writers into a plotline.]] Probably the most jarring example is when Jimmy James hired a woman named Andrea as an efficiency expert. Andrea proceeded to demote Dave, promote Lisa in his place, and fire Matthew. This went on for a couple of episodes... until one episode Andrea was suddenly gone, Matthew had his job back, and [[StatusQuoIsGod everything else that happened in the arc was completely undone]], except for the Dave/Lisa switch, ''without any explanation whatsoever.''
4th Dec '15 8:49:50 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ComicBook/ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.

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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ComicBook/ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry ComicBook/TheSentry was killed off, and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.
27th Nov '15 6:28:47 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.

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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch ComicBook/ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.
26th Nov '15 4:13:37 PM nombretomado
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* Mugen, Jin, and Fuu ''die'' in one episode of SamuraiChamploo. This episode is never mentioned again and the characters are alive again in the next episode. This is never explained.

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* Mugen, Jin, and Fuu ''die'' in one episode of SamuraiChamploo.''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. This episode is never mentioned again and the characters are alive again in the next episode. This is never explained.
22nd Nov '15 12:28:35 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters'' it ends with [[spoiler: Captain Quark shrinking down to action figure size, and just left like that]] yet in the next game, ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'' he is back to normal. Likely justified that Size Matters is an alternate continuity spin-off and isn't actually canon with the main series.

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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters'' it ends with [[spoiler: Captain Quark shrinking down to action figure size, and just left like that]] yet in the next game, ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankToolsOfDestruction ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'' he is back to normal. Likely justified that Size Matters is an alternate continuity spin-off and isn't actually canon with the main series.
12th Nov '15 5:30:55 PM nombretomado
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* The books of RobertRankin's ''Brentford Trilogy'' appear to follow one another, except each one contains sufficient destruction to make the next impossible.

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* The books of RobertRankin's Creator/RobertRankin's ''Brentford Trilogy'' appear to follow one another, except each one contains sufficient destruction to make the next impossible.
8th Oct '15 7:13:59 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and LukeCage, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.

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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and LukeCage, ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.
2nd Oct '15 1:21:33 PM StFan
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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and LukeCage, [[ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and [[SpiderWoman Spider-Woman]], {{Wolverine}} and Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} remaining with the team.
** Though a few of those cases weren't Bendis' doing. Scarlet Witch's possession {{Retcon}} and Ant-Man's resurrection both occurred in ''Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade'', for instance.

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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and LukeCage, [[ImmortalIronFist [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and [[SpiderWoman Spider-Woman]], {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.
** Though a few of those cases weren't Bendis' doing. Scarlet Witch's possession {{Retcon}} and Ant-Man's resurrection both occurred in ''Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade'', ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', for instance.



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25th Sep '15 5:29:51 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the {{Hawkeye}} identity, TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and LukeCage, [[ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and [[SpiderWoman Spider-Woman]], {{Wolverine}} and Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} remaining with the team.

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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the {{Hawkeye}} ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, TheWasp's ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], TheSentry was killed off, and LukeCage, [[ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and [[SpiderWoman Spider-Woman]], {{Wolverine}} and Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} remaining with the team.
12th Sep '15 2:07:16 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* In the first ''Film/{{Darkman}}'' film the artificial skin would break down after being exposed to light for exactly 99 minutes. In [[Film/DarkmanIITheReturnOfDurant the sequel]], Darkman works with another scientist and manages to create a new version of the skin which can withstand light for about half an hour longer. In [[Film/DarkmanIIIDieDarkmanDie the third film]] the time limit is again 99 minutes without explanation.

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* In the first ''Film/{{Darkman}}'' film the artificial skin would break down after being exposed to light for exactly 99 minutes. In [[Film/DarkmanIITheReturnOfDurant the sequel]], Darkman works with another scientist and manages to create a new version of the skin which can withstand light for about half an hour longer. In [[Film/DarkmanIIIDieDarkmanDie the third film]] the time limit is again 99 minutes without explanation.explanation, other than the fact that the third film was originally filmed as the second.
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