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17th Feb '17 12:56:09 PM rva98014
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* Later Disney films have adopted a different formula: ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''Disney/BigHero6'' and ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' have all ditched the classic, ObviouslyEvil Disney villains in favor of keeping the identity of the BigBad as a climactic {{plot twist}}ing [[TheReveal reveal]]. Even more formulaic is that the last three of those have also featured unsavory characters who serve as [[RedHerring decoy villains]] to further obfuscate the BigBad's identity, and all of the decoy villains have been voiced by Creator/AlanTudyk, who played the first of the secret villains.

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* Later Disney films have adopted a different formula: ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''Disney/BigHero6'' and ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' have all ditched the classic, ObviouslyEvil Disney villains in favor of keeping the identity of the BigBad as a climactic {{plot twist}}ing plot twisting [[TheReveal reveal]]. Even more formulaic is that However, for the last three past few films, they fell into the formula of those have also featured having an unsavory characters who character serve as [[RedHerring a decoy villains]] villain]] to further obfuscate the BigBad's identity, and all of the decoy villains have been voiced by Creator/AlanTudyk, who played the first of the secret villains.identity.
8th Feb '17 7:11:23 PM burnpsy
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** The final death is always the most brutal and gruesome one,in the first, [[spoiler:Mukuro was impaled several times all over her body by spears and then her corpse was burned]], in the second, [[spoiler:Nagito was maimed by himself, which included stab his thighs several times, cut off a part of the skin in his arm and stab his other hand, just so he can be poisoned and then impaled in the gut by a spear, and ultimately, Ruruka, who was maimed, stabbed, gagged with her own candy and impaled through the chest with a knife]]. In the third, [[spoiler: Kokichi Oma was crushed to death through a hydraulic press.]] The trial ends in the execution for a character among the main group [[spoiler: ([[TheHero Makoto]] (though he survives), [[Deuteragonist Chiaki]], [[TheHeart Kaito]])]] and the last victim is always an antagonistic character [[spoiler: (Mukuro, Nagito, Oma)]]

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** The final death is always the most brutal and gruesome one,in the first, [[spoiler:Mukuro was impaled several times all over her body by spears and then her corpse was burned]], in the second, [[spoiler:Nagito was maimed by himself, which included stab his thighs several times, cut off a part of the skin in his arm and stab his other hand, just so he can be poisoned and then impaled in the gut by a spear, and ultimately, Ruruka, who was maimed, stabbed, gagged with her own candy and impaled through the chest with a knife]]. In the third, [[spoiler: Kokichi Oma was crushed to death through a hydraulic press.]] The trial ends in the execution for a character among the main group [[spoiler: ([[TheHero Makoto]] (though he survives), [[Deuteragonist [[{{Deuteragonist}} Chiaki]], [[TheHeart Kaito]])]] and the last victim is always an antagonistic character [[spoiler: (Mukuro, Nagito, Oma)]]
3rd Feb '17 1:49:31 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The first three ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books play this fairly straight - Dursleys, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Quidditch, Christmas, the big plot issue, end of year feast, everyone goes home. Some formula stays for the later books ([[spoiler:Harry always starts out at the Dursleys in the books, no matter what]]) but Rowling then breaks these down as the universe gets darker and more complicated - and Harry matures.
** [[spoiler: Broken in book 7. The Voldemort takes over the ministry and Hogwarts, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione spend most of the book in pursuit of his horcruxes. They only return to Hogwarts during the latter half when the search leads them there.]]

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* The first three ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books play this fairly straight - Dursleys, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Quidditch, Christmas, the big plot issue, end of year feast, everyone goes home. Some Parts of the formula stays stay for the later books ([[spoiler:Harry always starts out at the Dursleys in the books, no matter what]]) but Rowling then breaks these down as the universe gets darker and more complicated - and Harry matures.
** [[spoiler: Broken in book 7. The
matures. By ''Deathly Hallows'', Voldemort takes over the ministry and Hogwarts, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione spend most of the book in pursuit of his horcruxes. They only return to Hogwarts during the latter half when the search leads them there.]]



* In the Literature/NeroWolfe books, this and the character interplay between Wolfe and Archie is generally considered one of the big draws of the series. They generally follow a pattern like this:
** Wolfe gets a case, either because Archie has talked him into accepting a client, because money's low and he's gone hunting for one, or because a matter of honor has compelled him to take the case without payment. The case is almost always a suspicious death that, [[PoliceAreUseless despite the attitude of the police]], is [[AlwaysMurder most likely murder]]. Archie is 'given instructions', which usually revolves around either taking a look at the crime scene, interviewing a person of interest and / or getting persons of interest in the case to Wolfe's office so he can interview them. After the above has taken place a couple of times, Inspector Cramer or some other police officer / authority figure shows up to try and bully / cajole information out of Wolfe; it's usually unsuccessful, although Wolfe may throw out an often-ignored hint or play with ExactWords. Another murder often with the best suspect so far playing the victim occurs. Wolfe has a EurekaMoment and Archie is often frozen out of the investigation so that Wolfe can employ other operatives[[note]]and so that Archie can't reveal the guilty party to the reader too soon[[/note]] although Archie may have deduced (or at least have strong suspicions) about who the murderer is anyway. One of the other operatives (often Saul Panzer) digs up a vital piece of evidence which clinches the matter, at which point Wolfe summons the suspects and / or the police to his office to [[SummationGathering outline his theory and expose the murderer]].

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* In the Literature/NeroWolfe books, this and the character interplay between Wolfe and Archie is generally considered one of the big draws of the series. They generally follow a pattern like this:
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this: Wolfe gets a case, either because Archie has talked him into accepting a client, because money's low and he's gone hunting for one, or because a matter of honor has compelled him to take the case without payment. The case is almost always a suspicious death that, [[PoliceAreUseless despite the attitude of the police]], is [[AlwaysMurder most likely murder]]. Archie is 'given instructions', which usually revolves around either taking a look at the crime scene, interviewing a person of interest and / or getting persons of interest in the case to Wolfe's office so he can interview them. After the above has taken place a couple of times, Inspector Cramer or some other police officer / authority figure shows up to try and bully / cajole information out of Wolfe; it's usually unsuccessful, although Wolfe may throw out an often-ignored hint or play with ExactWords. Another murder often with the best suspect so far playing the victim occurs. Wolfe has a EurekaMoment and Archie is often frozen out of the investigation so that Wolfe can employ other operatives[[note]]and so that Archie can't reveal the guilty party to the reader too soon[[/note]] although Archie may have deduced (or at least have strong suspicions) about who the murderer is anyway. One of the other operatives (often Saul Panzer) digs up a vital piece of evidence which clinches the matter, at which point Wolfe summons the suspects and / or the police to his office to [[SummationGathering outline his theory and expose the murderer]].



** Each game in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series follows a sub-formula on its own. The first game is more or less like the 2D games in terms of progression, as you're randomly exploring a world that just happens to be divided into visually distinct regions, occasionally fighting bosses. In the second game, the objective in each of the three main areas is to find a temple, located in the DarkWorld counterpart of said areas; each temple is locked and three keys scattered through the areas are needed to get access to them, and inside lies a MarathonBoss that guards a large percentage of sacred light, the game's PlotCoupon. In the third game, the objective is to disinfect entire planets, [[RuleOfThree three of them again]], and each planet has a Phazon-infected bounty hunter as a MiniBoss; in addition, the three planetary bosses are fought in nearly identical chambers. Last, but not least, each of the three console ''Prime'' titles culminates with a FetchQuest of 9-12 items related to the access to the final stage, where the FinalBoss awaits. ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'', being a GaidenGame, breaks the formula by presenting the fetch quest as the ''primary'' objective in the game, and the locations are explored with the purpose of collecting the Octoliths in mind from the get-go.

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** Each game in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' follows a sub-formula on its own. The first game is more or less like the 2D games in terms of progression, as you're randomly exploring a world that just happens to be divided into visually distinct regions, occasionally fighting bosses. In the second game, the objective in each of the three main areas is to find a temple, located in the DarkWorld counterpart of said areas; each temple is locked and three keys scattered through the areas are needed to get access to them, and inside lies a MarathonBoss that guards a large percentage of sacred light, the game's PlotCoupon. In the third game, the objective is to disinfect entire planets, [[RuleOfThree three of them again]], and each planet has a Phazon-infected bounty hunter as a MiniBoss; in addition, the three planetary bosses are fought in nearly identical chambers. Last, but not least, each of the three console ''Prime'' titles culminates with a FetchQuest of 9-12 items related to the access to the final stage, where the FinalBoss awaits. ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'', being a GaidenGame, breaks the formula by presenting the fetch quest as the ''primary'' objective in the game, and the locations are explored with the purpose of collecting the Octoliths in mind from the get-go.
3rd Feb '17 9:39:45 AM simonsolly
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* Most ''Manga/OnePiece'' {{story arc}}s: the crew end up in some location they have a reason/are forced to stay at, they get a look around the place whenever there's anything especially interesting about it, find out trouble's brewing, new characters get their stories told, crew heads to confront bad guys, [[DeusExitMachina Luffy is indisposed]], rest of crew [[CounterpartCombatCoordination fight similarly skilled opponents]], Luffy comes back and beats the BigBad, crew says their goodbyes to anyone they might have helped or been helped by (often taking the form of a huge village-wide party). Despite this, [[TropesAreTools every story arc mangae to be very different from the others.]]

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* Most ''Manga/OnePiece'' {{story arc}}s: the crew end up in some location they have a reason/are forced to stay at, they get a look around the place whenever there's anything especially interesting about it, find out trouble's brewing, new characters get their stories told, crew heads to confront bad guys, [[DeusExitMachina Luffy is indisposed]], rest of crew [[CounterpartCombatCoordination fight similarly skilled opponents]], Luffy comes back and beats the BigBad, crew says their goodbyes to anyone they might have helped or been helped by (often taking the form of a huge village-wide party). Despite this, [[TropesAreTools every story arc mangae manage to be very different from the others.]]
3rd Feb '17 3:12:37 AM simonsolly
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3rd Feb '17 3:12:25 AM simonsolly
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* Most ''Manga/OnePiece'' {{story arc}}s: the crew end up in some location they have a reason/are forced to stay at, they get a look around the place whenever there's anything especially interesting about it, find out trouble's brewing, new characters get their stories told, crew heads to confront bad guys, [[DeusExitMachina Luffy is indisposed]], rest of crew [[CounterpartCombatCoordination fight similarly skilled opponents]], Luffy comes back and beats the BigBad, crew says their goodbyes to anyone they might have helped or been helped by (often taking the form of a huge village-wide party).

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* Most ''Manga/OnePiece'' {{story arc}}s: the crew end up in some location they have a reason/are forced to stay at, they get a look around the place whenever there's anything especially interesting about it, find out trouble's brewing, new characters get their stories told, crew heads to confront bad guys, [[DeusExitMachina Luffy is indisposed]], rest of crew [[CounterpartCombatCoordination fight similarly skilled opponents]], Luffy comes back and beats the BigBad, crew says their goodbyes to anyone they might have helped or been helped by (often taking the form of a huge village-wide party). Despite this, [[TropesAreTools every story arc mangae to be very different from the others.]]
21st Jan '17 11:39:42 AM MummyGaGa
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** 1st murder: [[spoiler:Someone who is believed to be important and have a PlotArmor gets killed, like Sayaka, who was played as the {{Deuteragonist}} and LoveInterest and in the second Togami, who was a survivor from the previous game, or so the fans were led to believe.]]
** 2nd murder: [[spoiler:A serial killer reveals itself among the students, in the first, it was Genocider Jack, who was the SplitPersonality for Touko, and in the second it was Sparkling Justice, who was Peko, but that one was a lie.]]
** 3rd murder: [[spoiler:Two victims are found, and a female character crosses her DespairEventHorizon, being the killer of the case. Celeste was this in the first, Mikan in the second.]]
** 4th murder: [[spoiler:TheBigGuy performs a HeroicSacrifice in order to help the team to survive. In the first, Sakura killed herself so the [[AHouseDivided group would work together again]], in the second, Nekomaru and Gundam fought to decide which among them would be killed by the other so as to allow the others to escape the Funhouse]].
** The final death is always the most brutal and gruesome one,in the first, [[spoiler:Mukuro was impaled several times all over her body by spears and then her corpse was burned]], in the second, [[spoiler:Nagito was maimed by himself, which included stab his thighs several times, cut off a part of the skin in his arm and stab his other hand, just so he can be poisoned and then impaled in the gut by a spear, and ultimately, Ruruka, who was maimed, stabbed, gagged with her own candy and impaled through the chest with a knife]].

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** 1st murder: [[spoiler:Someone who is believed to be important and have a PlotArmor gets killed, like Sayaka, who was played as the {{Deuteragonist}} and LoveInterest and in the second Togami, who was a survivor from the previous game, or so the fans were led to believe. Also, in the third game, Rantaro who is played up as a suspicious person and has unknown talent in a similar way to past survivors such as Kyoko and Hajime and Kaede who turns out to be a DecoyProtagonist.]]
** 2nd murder: [[spoiler:A serial killer reveals itself among [[spoiler: A murder occurs because someone flew off the students, in the first, it was Genocider Jack, who was the SplitPersonality for Touko, and in the second it was Sparkling Justice, who was Peko, but that one was handle, sometimes because of their past (Mondo/Chihiro, Peko/Mahiru, Tojo/Ryouma). Usually tragic. The killers tends to have connections with a lie.]]
criminal gang]]
** 3rd murder: [[spoiler:Two victims are found, and a female character crosses her DespairEventHorizon, being the killer of tends to be the case. least sympathtic killer. Celeste was this in the first, Mikan in the second.]]
second, and Korekiyo was this in the third]]
** 4th murder: [[spoiler:TheBigGuy performs a HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler: BigGuyFatalitySyndrome is in order to help full effect (Sakura, Nidai, Gonta). The trial ends in a TearJerker and the team to survive. In death was committed for a noble cause (end the first, Sakura killed herself so internal conflict of the [[AHouseDivided group, get the group would work together again]], in out of the second, Nekomaru and Gundam fought to decide which among them would be killed by the other so as to allow the others to escape the Funhouse]].
funhouse, saving Oma's life)]].
** The final death is always the most brutal and gruesome one,in the first, [[spoiler:Mukuro was impaled several times all over her body by spears and then her corpse was burned]], in the second, [[spoiler:Nagito was maimed by himself, which included stab his thighs several times, cut off a part of the skin in his arm and stab his other hand, just so he can be poisoned and then impaled in the gut by a spear, and ultimately, Ruruka, who was maimed, stabbed, gagged with her own candy and impaled through the chest with a knife]]. In the third, [[spoiler: Kokichi Oma was crushed to death through a hydraulic press.]] The trial ends in the execution for a character among the main group [[spoiler: ([[TheHero Makoto]] (though he survives), [[Deuteragonist Chiaki]], [[TheHeart Kaito]])]] and the last victim is always an antagonistic character [[spoiler: (Mukuro, Nagito, Oma)]]
19th Jan '17 12:22:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* Disney Channel is probably an even worse offender than Nickelodeon. Since the huge success of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', almost all of their shows have had some teenager(s) living a normal life with a TWIST, with their one same sex friend and one friend of the opposite sex (possibly a future love interest). There's almost always a [[TheDitz ditz]] and person who's an absolute jerk, usually because they're a popular kid at school. Also, the star will be (either in-universe or in real life (so much as Disney tries to insist they are)) a singer who sings the theme song of the show and/or gets shoehorned into singer as much as possible in the show.

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* Disney Channel Creator/DisneyChannel is probably an even worse offender than Nickelodeon. Since the huge success of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', almost all of their shows have had some teenager(s) living a normal life with a TWIST, with their one same sex friend and one friend of the opposite sex (possibly a future love interest). There's almost always a [[TheDitz ditz]] and person who's an absolute jerk, usually because they're a popular kid at school. Also, the star will be (either in-universe or in real life (so much as Disney tries to insist they are)) a singer who sings the theme song of the show and/or gets shoehorned into singer as much as possible in the show.
17th Jan '17 11:33:50 AM NumberFortyFour
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** [[spoiler: Broken in book 7. The Voldemort takes over the ministry and Hogwarts, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione spend most of the book in pursuit of his horcruxes. They only return to Hogwarts during the latter half when the search leads them there.]]
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