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15th May '16 7:45:01 PM Gabo2oo
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** Ash will never have a love interest, and will always be oblivious to the feelings of his female companions. The current series seems to be subverting this, as Ash may actually have feelings for Serena.

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** Ash will never have a love interest, and will always be oblivious to the feelings of his any female companions. The current series seems to be subverting this, as Ash may actually have feelings for Serena.that is interested in him.
15th May '16 5:21:31 PM Steven
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* After the end of the ''Trepasser'' DLc for VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition, no maater [[spoiler: who you choose as the next Divine]], The Circles are back.

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* After the end of the ''Trepasser'' DLc for VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', no maater matter [[spoiler: who you choose as the next Divine]], The Circles are back.back.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has the trope used as a plot point. The world of Spira is always under the constant threat of the gigantic monster Sin, that destroys everything it comes across. Summoners, who are the followers of the Yevon religion, go on pilgrimages so that they can obtain the final aeon and use it to kill Sin while [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing their lives in the process]]. This brings out a period known as the Calm where people can live in peace for a while until Sin is reborn and the cycle starts all over again. The cycle has gone on for so long (a thousand years to be exact!) that nobody questions it. When the main character, Tidus, starts questioning everything and the teachings of Yevon, that's when everyone starts to wonder why things never change and they vow to actually change the status quo once and for all. Yevon doesn't like people questioning them and threatening the status quo (Yevon ruled all of Spira for a thousand years are aren't going to let that go anytime soon), so they brand the main characters as traitors that are sentenced to death. [[spoiler: The party does find a way to defeat Sin once and for all while also exposing the lies that Yevon had upheld for a thousand years.]]
7th May '16 4:37:58 PM fruitstripegum
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* One of the main criticisms people have with ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is the show's fetish for this trope, especially surrounding Vicky. It didn't help that [[{{Flanderization}} her personality became]] ''much, much worse'' after Poof was born (to the point where she [[spoiler: tries to murder Timmy in the newer episodes]].)


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** One of the main criticisms people have with the show is it's fetish for this trope, especially surrounding Vicky. It didn't help that [[{{Flanderization}} her personality became]] ''much, much worse'' after Poof was born (to the point where she [[spoiler: tries to murder Timmy in the newer episodes]].)
26th Apr '16 1:04:16 PM Chabal2
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** And Warhammer has now ended with TheBadGuyWins, segueing into ''TabletopGame/AgeOfSigmar'' via ''TabletopGame/WarmmaherEndTimes''.
25th Apr '16 1:15:48 PM MsChibi
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* For the most part, this was played straight in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. In fact, it was a policy for ''all'' of the [[{{Nickelodeon}} Nicktoons]] of TheNineties. But then the creators wanted Filburt and Dr. Hutchison to get married, and to do that, they had to fight with the higher-ups. Eventually, they relented, and Filburt and Dr. Hutchison get engaged in "The Big Question", and actually married in "The Big Answer." They also have BabiesEverAfter. It was the first Nicktoon to subvert the status quo.
21st Apr '16 1:28:40 PM ShorinBJ
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** Other lampshades pop up with the page quote, another from principal Skinner ("Well I guess we all learned something important today... there's no thing like the status quo!") and a season 22 episode, that ends with Marge (after [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption once again failing]] to get a social life outside of the house) reading a book called "The Joy of the Status Quo".

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** Other lampshades pop up with the page quote, another from principal Principal Skinner ("Well I guess we all learned something important today... there's no thing like the status quo!") and a season 22 episode, that ends with Marge (after [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption once again failing]] to get a social life outside of the house) reading a book called "The Joy of the Status Quo".


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** A subtle lampshading: When informed that half his wages will be paid to Bart, who's just been emancipated, Homer protests, "Half already goes to my Vegas wife!" He references a major change in a past episode that has had no apparent effect on present episodes -- the family's standard of living seems no lower than before.
18th Apr '16 11:47:36 PM erforce
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* Franchise/IndianaJones: see Film/JamesBond. He finds lost treasures, and they're never heard from again. The Lost Ark? After its display of power, TheGovernment packs it away and nothing bad happens despite the biblical prophecy that anyone who kept the Ark from the rightful Israelites would suffer God's wrath. The Shankara Stones? It's just a rock without the others (and, uh, no one ever will go down to that river). The Holy Grail? Trapped behind a cursed barrier. The Crystal Skull? Reunites with its body, and flies off to space... and another dimension.

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* Franchise/IndianaJones: see Film/JamesBond. He finds lost treasures, and they're never heard from again. [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk The Lost Ark? Ark]]? After its display of power, TheGovernment packs it away and nothing bad happens despite the biblical prophecy that anyone who kept the Ark from the rightful Israelites would suffer God's wrath. [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom The Shankara Stones? Stones]]? It's just a rock without the others (and, uh, no one ever will go down to that river). [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade The Holy Grail? Grail]]? Trapped behind a cursed barrier. [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Crystal Skull? Skull]]? Reunites with its body, and flies off to space... and another dimension.
9th Apr '16 4:04:08 PM Catvix
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* Season 3 of ''Elementary'' begins with Sherlock having recruited a new protege to replace Watson and Watson herself having started her own detective business and found a steady boyfriend. After season 3's winter hiatus Kitty's CycleOfRevenge character arc was speedily resolved, Watson's boyfriend was killed by Moriarty, and Watson decided to move back in with Sherlock. This was spread across five episodes to make the reset a little less obvious.

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* Season 3 of ''Elementary'' begins with Sherlock having recruited a new protege to replace Watson and Watson herself having started her own detective business and found a steady boyfriend. After season 3's winter hiatus Kitty's CycleOfRevenge character arc was speedily resolved, Watson's boyfriend was killed by Moriarty, Elena March, and Watson decided to move back in with Sherlock. This was spread across five episodes to make the reset a little less obvious.
5th Apr '16 7:16:31 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' started out like this too before ending with heavy serialization - the early episode "Hard Time", O'Brien is convicted of a crime and sentenced to live twenty years in prison... and is then given the memories of a twenty year stint in a maximum security prison that included every bad event you can imagine happening in such a place. The rest of the episode deals with the fact that, even though he ''physically'' was never in prison, he still has PTSD and his behavior patterns are now those of a ruthless prisoner and how he has trouble relating to his wife and friends anymore, and so on. This traumatic, life-changing event, or it supposedly long-term effects, are never mentioned again once the episode is over with no explanation as to why it suddenly goes away other than "a different writer is penning the next episode."

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' started out like this too before ending with heavy serialization - the early episode "Hard Time", O'Brien is convicted of a crime and sentenced to live twenty years in prison... and is then given the memories of a twenty year stint in a maximum security prison that included every bad event you can imagine happening in such a place. The rest of the episode deals with the fact that, even though he ''physically'' was never in prison, he still has PTSD and his behavior patterns are now those of a ruthless prisoner and how he has trouble relating to his wife and friends anymore, and so on. This traumatic, life-changing event, or it its supposedly long-term effects, are never mentioned again once the episode is over with no explanation as to why it suddenly goes away other than "a different writer is penning the next episode."
29th Mar '16 4:46:46 PM Winters15
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' suffered from this to an extreme, it was bad enough that essentially nothing ever happened in a general sense but the arcs relating to various boyfriends especially were forgone conclusions. No matter what it was never going to work out.
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