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16th Sep '17 11:42:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon of the 90s did this as well, going through a number of arcs that were featured in the comic books, including the Phoenix and Dark Phoenix sagas.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon of the 90s did this as well, going through a number of arcs that were featured in the comic books, including the Phoenix and Dark Phoenix sagas.
13th Sep '17 12:53:51 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Action Arc, starting with Asuka's introduction and ending with Iruel. Focus is on humor, and all episodes are MonsterOfTheWeek episodes; this part is just like any other mecha series (Episode 8-13).
** Descent Arc, starting with the {{Recap Episode}} and ending with Zeruel. There are still MonsterOfTheWeek episodes, but they start having overt lasting effects on the characters, and a couple of episodes focuses exclusively on the human drama between the characters. There are still the occasional humorous moments, but they get gradually exorcised and stop appearing all together after Episode 18. MindScrew kicks into high gear in this part and the viewer starts having an inkling things are not what they seem to be; with the appearance of Bardiel, the show takes one hell of a nosedive into the DarkerAndEdgier zone (Episode 14-19).
** "The Bitter End". Even more MindScrew with a side order of NightmareFuel. Most of the cast's backstories are revealed in all [[DarkAndTroubledPast their dark and troubled glory]], and everyone of them are pretty much completely worn down, both physically and mentally, and the MonsterOfTheWeek episodes tends result in at least one character completely over the edge whenever they appear. The part that made the franchise famous (Episode 20-24, 25-26/''End of Evangelion'').

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** Action Arc, starting with Asuka's introduction and ending with Iruel. Focus is on humor, humor and action, and all episodes are MonsterOfTheWeek episodes; this part is just like any other mecha series (Episode 8-13).
** Descent Arc, starting with the {{Recap Episode}} and ending with Zeruel.Zeruel (Episode 14-19). There are still MonsterOfTheWeek episodes, but they start having overt lasting effects on the characters, and a couple of episodes focuses exclusively on the human drama between the characters. There are still the occasional humorous moments, but they get gradually exorcised and stop appearing all together after Episode 18. MindScrew kicks into high gear in this part and the viewer starts having an inkling things are not what they seem to be; with the appearance of Bardiel, the show takes one hell of a nosedive into the DarkerAndEdgier zone (Episode 14-19).
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** "The Bitter End".End" (Episode 20-24, 25-26/''End of Evangelion''). Even more MindScrew with a side order of NightmareFuel. Most of the cast's backstories are revealed in all [[DarkAndTroubledPast their dark and troubled glory]], and everyone of them are pretty much completely worn down, both physically and mentally, and the MonsterOfTheWeek episodes tends result in at least one character getting pushed completely over the edge whenever they appear. Also TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt occurs at the end. The part that made the franchise famous (Episode 20-24, 25-26/''End of Evangelion'').famous.
1st Sep '17 4:56:05 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** Series 1 has Sherlock investigating Moriarty's criminal empire.
** Series 2 has Sherlock and John becoming celebrities, Sherlock [[TookALevelInKindless mellowing]], and the eventual confrontation between Morirty and Sherlock.
** Series 3 has Mary Morstan, Charles Augustus Magnussen, and Sherlock and John's friendship becoming closer than ever.
** Series 4 has Moriarty's apparent return, [[spoiler: Mary's death and its affects on Sherlock and John]], and the third Holmes sibling.
23rd Jul '17 7:11:27 AM ZimFan89
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*** Series 10: [[spoiler:The Doctor and Nardole are undercover at a university guarding a mysterious vault, but the Doctor still takes Bill Potts on as a companion. A mid-season mini-arc sees the Doctor blinded and reveals that the vault contains Missy. The remainder of the season sees the Doctor trying to redeem her, culminating in a multi-episode Grand Finale stretch that starts with the return of the Harold Saxon Master and the origins of the Cybermen, and ends with a regeneration crisis for Twelve that involves ''One''!]]

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*** Series 10: [[spoiler:The Doctor and Nardole are undercover at a university guarding a mysterious vault, but the Doctor still takes Bill Potts on as a companion. A mid-season mini-arc sees the Doctor blinded and reveals that the vault contains Missy. The remainder of the season sees the Doctor trying to redeem her, culminating in a multi-episode Grand Finale GrandFinale stretch that starts with the return of the Harold Saxon Master and the origins of the Cybermen, and ends with a regeneration crisis for Twelve that involves ''One''!]]


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** Season 5 has the Underwoods resorting to every dirty trick they can come up with in order to win the election, as well as to counter a journalistic investigation into Frank's past misdeeds.
11th Jul '17 2:26:48 AM Dravencour
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** Season 6: Willow dealing with her addiction to magic, and Buffy trying to provide for Dawn while also getting tormented by the Trio.

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** Season 6: Willow dealing with her addiction to magic, and Buffy trying to provide for Dawn while also getting tormented by the Trio.Trio, whose actions ultimately [[BewareTheNiceOnes push Willow over the edge]] into Dark Willow mode.
10th Jul '17 8:12:42 AM Sapphirea2
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*** Series 5: [[spoiler: Based around the phrase "The Pandorica will open"/"Silence will fall" from the very beginning, which was spoken as a warning from many of his foes/friends. The Pandorica was revealed to be a giant box designed by "the Alliance" to contain the Eleventh Doctor.]].

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*** Series 5: [[spoiler: Based around the phrase "The Pandorica will open"/"Silence will fall" from the very beginning, which was spoken as a warning from many of his foes/friends. The Pandorica was revealed to be a giant box designed by "the "The Alliance" to contain the Eleventh Doctor.]].



*** Series 10: [[spoiler:The Doctor and Nardole are undercover at a university guarding a mysterious vault, but the Doctor still takes Bill Potts on as a companion. A mid-season mini-arc sees the Doctor blinded and reveals that the vault contains Missy, whom he saved from execution. The remainder of the season after this sees the Doctor trying to redeem Missy.]]

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*** Series 10: [[spoiler:The Doctor and Nardole are undercover at a university guarding a mysterious vault, but the Doctor still takes Bill Potts on as a companion. A mid-season mini-arc sees the Doctor blinded and reveals that the vault contains Missy, whom he saved from execution. Missy. The remainder of the season after this sees the Doctor trying to redeem Missy.]]her, culminating in a multi-episode Grand Finale stretch that starts with the return of the Harold Saxon Master and the origins of the Cybermen, and ends with a regeneration crisis for Twelve that involves ''One''!]]
6th Jul '17 9:10:28 AM MyFinalEdits
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** ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Original series (46 episodes, introduces the Inner Senshi: Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus), Sailor Moon R (43 episodes, introduces Chibiusa and Sailor Pluto), Sailor Moon S (38 episodes, introduces Sailor Uranus, Neptune and Saturn), Sailor Super S (39 episodes), Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (36 episodes, introduces the Sailor Senshi from outside the solar system).
*** The ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga also has named story arcs: the Dark Kingdom arc, the Black Moon arc, the Infinity arc, the Dream arc, and ending with the Stars arc.

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** ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Original series (46 episodes, introduces the Inner Senshi: Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus), Sailor Moon R (43 episodes, introduces Chibiusa and Sailor Pluto), Sailor Moon S (38 episodes, introduces Sailor Uranus, Neptune and Saturn), Sailor Super S (39 episodes), Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (36 episodes, introduces the Sailor Senshi from outside the solar system). \n*** The ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga also has named story arcs: the Dark Kingdom arc, the Black Moon arc, the Infinity arc, the Dream arc, and ending with the Stars arc.



* Some ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' titles start with a story arc that involves exploring a trio of dungeons to find PlotCoupon tools that may help Link defeat Ganon, or another villain, the easy way. When plans don't work as intended or something unexpected happens, then Link has to reconsider his plans and then it's when he tries to do what it takes to defeat the BigBad the hard, but more effective way. The games that follow this pattern are ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''[[note]]in which, uniquely for the series, just looking for the Master Sword after collecting all three Goddess Pearls and then use it to rescue Aryll and confront Ganon spans an entire arc on its own. There is another dedicated to finding and assembling the Triforce of Courage, too.[[/note]], ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' follows a similar pattern, except the unexpected twist comes ''before he even attempts to get rid of the villain'' (during the first third of the game, his only objective is to find Zelda; in the second, he seeks to create the Master Sword ''just to manage to reunite with Zelda again''); only after six dungeons, eight boss battles and lots of adventuring, it's when he finally starts a new quest (long on its own) to get rid of the BigBad once and for all.

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* Some ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' titles start with a story arc that involves exploring a trio of dungeons to find PlotCoupon tools that may help Link defeat Ganon, or another villain, the easy way. When plans don't work as intended or something unexpected happens, then Link has to reconsider his plans and then it's when he tries to do what it takes to defeat the BigBad the hard, but more effective way. The games that follow this pattern are ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''[[note]]in which, uniquely for the series, just looking for the Master Sword after collecting all three Goddess Pearls and then use it to rescue Aryll and confront Ganon spans an entire arc on its own. There is another dedicated to finding and assembling the Triforce of Courage, too.[[/note]], ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''.Hourglass]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' follows a similar pattern, except the unexpected twist comes ''before he even attempts to get rid of the villain'' (during the first third of the game, his only objective is to find Zelda; in the second, he seeks to create the Master Sword ''just to manage to reunite with Zelda again''); only after six dungeons, eight boss battles and lots of adventuring, it's when he finally starts a new quest (long on its own) to get rid of the BigBad once and for all.



* While most ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' games have a single story through the quests and rank chapters, the G expansions (''Monster Hunter G'' / ''Freedom'', ''Freedom Unite'', ''3 Ultimate'', ''4 Ultimate'' and ''XX'') have at least two: The original story of the games they're expanding upon, and their own arc that is spanned through the added High Rank quests. For example, ''3 Ultimate'' starts with the original story of ''Tri'' about finding and defeating Lagiacrus to get rid of the earthquakes (and later Ceadeus when it is revealed to be the true responsible), then continues with the quest for the Ultimate Mask and how to give back its power; ''4 Ultimate'' starts with the original story of ''4'' about chasing Gore Magala and stopping its spread of the Frenzy Virus (for which Gore's evolved form, Shagaru Magala, has to be defeated as well), then adds the new story of Dundorma and its hunters continuously stopping the attacks of Kushala Daora. And so on.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has overarching arcs that have not concluded after 14 years (finding out what happened to the Other and defeating her), arcs that have only just started to wrap up but have left more questions (the apparition in the first few pages) and arcs that seem like they're going to take a while to wrap up but have only just begun (the timestop), location-based arcs that generally take a year to three (Beetleburg, Castle Wulfenbach, the circus, Sturmhalten, Mechanicsburg pre-Castle, Castle Heterodyne, Mechanicsburg post-Castle, the train, Paris, and underground in Paris), and smaller arcs within each of those that focus on solving a particular problem (the Si Vales Valeo arc, fighting the wasps). Then there's the radio theater breaks and the short stories.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** The webcomic
has overarching arcs that have not concluded after 14 years (finding out what happened to the Other and defeating her), arcs that have only just started to wrap up but have left more questions (the apparition in the first few pages) and arcs that seem like they're going to take a while to wrap up but have only just begun (the timestop), location-based arcs that generally take a year to three (Beetleburg, Castle Wulfenbach, the circus, Sturmhalten, Mechanicsburg pre-Castle, Castle Heterodyne, Mechanicsburg post-Castle, the train, Paris, and underground in Paris), and smaller arcs within each of those that focus on solving a particular problem (the Si Vales Valeo arc, fighting the wasps). Then there's the radio theater breaks and the short stories.
26th Jun '17 11:20:22 AM ZimFan89
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*** Series 10: [[spoiler:The Doctor and Nardole are undercover at a university guarding a mysterious vault, but the Doctor still takes Bill Potts on as a companion. A mid-season mini-arc sees the Doctor blinded and reveals that the vault contains Missy, whom he saved from execution.]]

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*** Series 10: [[spoiler:The Doctor and Nardole are undercover at a university guarding a mysterious vault, but the Doctor still takes Bill Potts on as a companion. A mid-season mini-arc sees the Doctor blinded and reveals that the vault contains Missy, whom he saved from execution. The remainder of the season after this sees the Doctor trying to redeem Missy.]]


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** Season 6: [[spoiler: Team Selina deal with life post-Presidency, with Selina trying to publish her memories and open a Presidential library.]]
11th Jun '17 1:02:53 AM Piterpicher
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* The ''SilentHill'' series has the Harry Mason / Alessa Gillespie story arc in ''SilentHill1'', ''3'', and ''Origins'' (a {{prequel}}).

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* The ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series has the Harry Mason / Alessa Gillespie story arc in ''SilentHill1'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', ''3'', and ''Origins'' (a {{prequel}}).
30th May '17 6:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheWestWing'' had plenty of story arcs, though they didn't always break down along the lines of a season (for example, the arc about Bartlet being investigated by Congress for [[spoiler:hiding his multiple sclerosis]] began late in season 2 and carried on into the first half of season 3, and the re-election arc stretched from late season 3 to early season 4). Even the Democratic party's primary (for more on what that is, see [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem here]]) to nominate their candidate to succeed Bartlet was an arc stretching across the second half of the penultimate season. The final season was mostly one long arc about the election of the next president, though that season did have a few other arcs as well.

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* ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' had plenty of story arcs, though they didn't always break down along the lines of a season (for example, the arc about Bartlet being investigated by Congress for [[spoiler:hiding his multiple sclerosis]] began late in season 2 and carried on into the first half of season 3, and the re-election arc stretched from late season 3 to early season 4). Even the Democratic party's primary (for more on what that is, see [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem here]]) to nominate their candidate to succeed Bartlet was an arc stretching across the second half of the penultimate season. The final season was mostly one long arc about the election of the next president, though that season did have a few other arcs as well.
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