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9th Dec '17 9:37:40 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': Subverted with the storyline of Lewis Wilson, an ex-Army veteran with a bad case of PTSD. The storyline is virtually unrelated to the ongoing storyline of Frank hunting down the people who killed his family, other than Lewis being in Curtis Hoyle's support group and Billy Russo later turning Lewis down for a job at Anvil on Curtis's request. Then in episode 10, the events that unfold as Frank arrives at the hotel to stop Lewis as he conducts an assassination attempt on Karen Page and Senator Ori leads to Frank and Dinah Madani learning that Billy is one of the bad guys.
7th Dec '17 11:04:13 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'' season 2 has a lengthy case of this. Once Elektra is introduced, Matt moves into her plot line, leaving Karen and Foggy to keep the Punisher storyline going. But there's very little interaction between the two plotlines, outside of Madame Gao (retroactively as of ''Series/IronFist2017'') causing this trope.
5th Dec '17 9:18:00 AM MBG
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* Many plotlines in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' series that don't involve a Duelist tend to get this response. In particular, Honda/Tristan gets a subplot added to Duelist Kingdom of him trying to rescue Mokuba that [[{{Filler}} wasn't in the manga]] and could have been cut without affecting much of anything. The Otogi/Honda/Shizuka love triangle also had a lot of time dedicated to it in both the blimp arc and the Virtual World arc (both added for the anime); it was never given any resolution, and it mostly just consisted of the two of them somewhat creepily mooning after her and fighting each other.
28th Nov '17 6:31:40 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* Most scenes with Bulma during the Frieza Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''; she needed to be there because nobody else could fly the spaceship, but after that her importance was non-existent. As a result, there are several episodes that cut away from the main plot to show Bulma reading magazines, hiding from Freeza soldiers, fighting giant crabs in the ocean, etc. Amusingly enough, there's one segment in the show where Krillin and Gohan hear her screaming in the distance and wonder if she really was ''literally'' Trapped By Mountain Lions (to which Krillin responds "I'd feel sorry for the lion.") Interestingly, while ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' excises most of the filler from ''DBZ'', it leaves in the sub-plot where Captain Ginyu briefly [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swaps]] with Bulma[[note]]Due to some scenes using dialogue from the manga with Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin featuring Bulma[=/-]Ginyu appearing in them, it had to be left intact, but was still otherwise trimmed down as much as possible.[[/note]]; it's also referenced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' when Ginyu appears and both Bulma and Piccolo mention the body-swap.

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* Most scenes with Bulma during the Frieza Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''; she needed to be there because nobody else could fly the spaceship, but after that her importance was non-existent. As a result, there are several episodes that cut away from the main plot to show Bulma reading magazines, hiding from Freeza soldiers, fighting giant crabs in the ocean, etc. Amusingly enough, there's one segment in the show where Krillin and Gohan hear her screaming in the distance and wonder if she really was ''literally'' Trapped By Mountain Lions (to which Krillin responds "I'd feel sorry for the lion.") Interestingly, while ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' excises most of the filler from ''DBZ'', it leaves in the sub-plot where Captain Ginyu briefly [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swaps]] with Bulma[[note]]Due to some scenes using dialogue from the manga with Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin featuring Bulma[=/-]Ginyu Bulma[=/=]Ginyu appearing in them, it had to be left intact, but was still otherwise trimmed down as much as possible.[[/note]]; it's also referenced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' when Ginyu appears and both Bulma and Piccolo mention the body-swap.
27th Nov '17 6:45:09 PM MisterCPC
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* Most scenes with Bulma during the Frieza Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''; she needed to be there because nobody else could fly the spaceship, but after that her importance was non-existent. As a result, there are several episodes that cut away from the main plot to show Bulma reading magazines, hiding from Freeza soldiers, fighting giant crabs in the ocean, etc. Amusingly enough, there's one segment in the show where Krillin and Gohan hear her screaming in the distance and wonder if she really was ''literally'' Trapped By Mountain Lions (to which Krillin responds "I'd feel sorry for the lion.") Interestingly, while ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' excises most of the filler from ''DBZ'', it leaves in the sub-plot where Captain Ginyu briefly [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swaps]] with Bulma; it's also referenced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' when Ginyu appears and both Bulma and Piccolo mention the body-swap.

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* Most scenes with Bulma during the Frieza Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''; she needed to be there because nobody else could fly the spaceship, but after that her importance was non-existent. As a result, there are several episodes that cut away from the main plot to show Bulma reading magazines, hiding from Freeza soldiers, fighting giant crabs in the ocean, etc. Amusingly enough, there's one segment in the show where Krillin and Gohan hear her screaming in the distance and wonder if she really was ''literally'' Trapped By Mountain Lions (to which Krillin responds "I'd feel sorry for the lion.") Interestingly, while ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' excises most of the filler from ''DBZ'', it leaves in the sub-plot where Captain Ginyu briefly [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swaps]] with Bulma; Bulma[[note]]Due to some scenes using dialogue from the manga with Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin featuring Bulma[=/-]Ginyu appearing in them, it had to be left intact, but was still otherwise trimmed down as much as possible.[[/note]]; it's also referenced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' when Ginyu appears and both Bulma and Piccolo mention the body-swap.
26th Sep '17 7:38:56 AM Doug86
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/Homestuck Homestuck]] parodies this with the Viceroy Bubbles Von Salamancer subplot made to spite Vriska for wanting more screen time in the comic. It lasts only a few pages, and ends up having no pull on the plot, but it's funny nonetheless.

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/Homestuck Homestuck]] ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' parodies this with the Viceroy Bubbles Von Salamancer subplot made to spite Vriska for wanting more screen time in the comic. It lasts only a few pages, and ends up having no pull on the plot, but it's funny nonetheless.
24th Sep '17 1:26:08 PM YoriIroy
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* The ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' series most definitely, particularly in [[VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger the first game]]. Each cast member has their own story path, but only about 4 or 5 of them have anything to do with the overall plot. The sequels handle this slightly better by intersecting the plots of the many characters and giving the lesser ones more focus. [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma The third game's]] kind of JustForFun/{{egregious}} as its narrative only focuses on the main characters, leaving a lot of supporting characters in the dust and their plot threads hanging. It gets a bit better in the fourth game where while the focus is still primarily on the main characters, there are sub-scenarios that wrap up a lot of supporting plot threads.

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* The ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' series most definitely, particularly in [[VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger the first game]]. Each cast member has their own story path, but only about 4 or 5 of them have anything to do with the overall plot. The sequels handle this slightly better by intersecting the plots of the many characters and giving the lesser ones more focus. [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma The third game's]] kind of JustForFun/{{egregious}} as its narrative only focuses on the main characters, leaving a lot of supporting characters in the dust and their plot threads hanging. It gets a bit better in [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction the fourth game game]] where while the focus is still primarily on the main characters, there are sub-scenarios that wrap up a lot of supporting plot threads.
13th Sep '17 3:12:22 PM Matt620
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** The frost giant arc on the ''Mechane'' during the trip to the dwarven capital. It was a roughly forty strips longs arc, that, because of the way the strip updated, it took place for nearly a year, disappointing many fans. With an apocalyptic deadline looming in the background, readers found a plot about a glorified random encounter to be really underwhelming. Coupling this was a lack of the comic's trademark humor, zero CharacterDevelopment, an {{Anvilicious}} and disjointed diatribe about women in the workplace, and the primary focus on two bit part characters with paper-thin characterization.

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** The frost giant arc on the ''Mechane'' during the trip to the dwarven capital. It was a roughly forty strips longs arc, that, because of the way the strip updated, it took place for nearly a year, disappointing many fans. With an apocalyptic deadline looming in the background, readers found a plot about a glorified random encounter to be really underwhelming. Coupling this was a lack of the comic's trademark humor, zero CharacterDevelopment, an {{Anvilicious}} and disjointed diatribe about women in the workplace, and the primary focus on two bit part characters with paper-thin characterization.characterization who were mostly disliked by the fanbase as it was.
12th Sep '17 7:28:20 PM Matt620
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* Vaarsuvius [[DefiedTrope preemptively takes steps]] to avoid being Trapped By Mountain Lions in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0595.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
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Vaarsuvius [[DefiedTrope preemptively takes steps]] to avoid being Trapped By Mountain Lions in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0595.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' ' strip.


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** The frost giant arc on the ''Mechane'' during the trip to the dwarven capital. It was a roughly forty strips longs arc, that, because of the way the strip updated, it took place for nearly a year, disappointing many fans. With an apocalyptic deadline looming in the background, readers found a plot about a glorified random encounter to be really underwhelming. Coupling this was a lack of the comic's trademark humor, zero CharacterDevelopment, an {{Anvilicious}} and disjointed diatribe about women in the workplace, and the primary focus on two bit part characters with paper-thin characterization.
7th Sep '17 6:15:08 PM SenorCornholio
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* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' crossover movies like ''Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz'', where they have Tom and Jerry getting up to their own antics while the main plot goes on around them and they barely interact with the main characters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' crossover movies like ''Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz'', where they have Tom and Jerry getting up to their own antics while the main plot goes on around them and they barely interact with the main characters. Probably the most infamous of the bunch in this day and age is ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''.
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