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25th Jul '16 5:40:53 PM ExcArc
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Compare UnexplainedRecovery. See also ContinuityReboot, NegativeContinuity, and StatusQuoIsGod. Unrelated to adjustable baseball caps.

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Compare UnexplainedRecovery. See also ContinuityReboot, NegativeContinuity, and StatusQuoIsGod. Unrelated to adjustable baseball caps.
StatusQuoIsGod.
25th Jul '16 5:40:53 PM ExcArc
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27th Jun '16 1:44:10 PM Willbyr
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* The plotlines of ''UruseiYatsura'' frequently devolve into total chaos -- accompanied by either massive property damage or a [[ThunderingHerd run-from-the-lynch-mob chase scene]] -- but the chaos is always resolved offscreen between episodes.

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* The plotlines of ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' frequently devolve into total chaos -- accompanied by either massive property damage or a [[ThunderingHerd run-from-the-lynch-mob chase scene]] -- but the chaos is always resolved offscreen between episodes.



* Itoshiki apparently dies in one episode of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' and runs away after being unable to figure out if he is really himself in another. He's back next episode without explanation.

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* Itoshiki apparently dies in one episode of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' and runs away after being unable to figure out if he is really himself in another. He's back next episode without explanation.



** Of course, this ''is'' ''Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei'' we're talking about.
* The Team Rocket trio gets this in Anime/{{Pokemon}}, arguably in every episode that ends with them blasting off again, but three notable instances early on in the series stand out: 1) ''Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon'' in which they are last shown sealed inside a cave with the aforementioned Pokémon, who were previously implied to be aggressive predators. 2) ''Abra and the Psychic Showdown'', in which Jessie and James are left paralyzed for the entirety of the episode after an encounter with Sabrina's doll, and 3) ''Viva Las Lapras'', in which Team Rocket is arrested at the end, in one of the few times in the entire series (the previous time it happened had a scene where they dug out of prison). Cassidy and Butch have gone to jail several times, but it's usually stated that Giovanni springs for their release, something he's unlikely to do for Jessie and James.

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** Of course, this ''is'' ''Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei'' ''Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei'' we're talking about.
* The Team Rocket trio gets this in Anime/{{Pokemon}}, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', arguably in every episode that ends with them blasting off again, but three notable instances early on in the series stand out: 1) ''Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon'' in which they are last shown sealed inside a cave with the aforementioned Pokémon, who were previously implied to be aggressive predators. 2) ''Abra and the Psychic Showdown'', in which Jessie and James are left paralyzed for the entirety of the episode after an encounter with Sabrina's doll, and 3) ''Viva Las Lapras'', in which Team Rocket is arrested at the end, in one of the few times in the entire series (the previous time it happened had a scene where they dug out of prison). Cassidy and Butch have gone to jail several times, but it's usually stated that Giovanni springs for their release, something he's unlikely to do for Jessie and James.



* In a chapter of ''FrankenFran'', [[FairCop Officer]] [[ChewToy Kuhou]] is surgically transformed into a CuteMonsterGirl. A few chapters later, she is seen as a human again, with no explanation about how she was turned back.

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* In a chapter of ''FrankenFran'', ''Manga/FrankenFran'', [[FairCop Officer]] [[ChewToy Kuhou]] is surgically transformed into a CuteMonsterGirl. A few chapters later, she is seen as a human again, with no explanation about how she was turned back.
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.
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