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13th Oct '17 12:39:18 PM TheJJBL
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' should have lasted only 104 episodes, as stated in the theme song (''There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation...'') yet more than 130 episodes have been aired so far. As well as a ChristmasEpisode and a HalloweenEpisode...

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' should have lasted only 104 episodes, as stated in the theme song (''There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation...'') yet more than 130 222 episodes have been aired so far. As well as a ChristmasEpisode and a HalloweenEpisode...before the series ended.
3rd Oct '17 9:14:36 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as also noted on ItIsAlwaysSpring. The last season was particularly notable for this as in the first half, it took a while for them to travel to the rendezvous point, with Sokka constantly complaining about all the detours cutting into their travel time [[note]]They get there 4 days early anyway[[/note]]. In the last 4 episodes though, they travel from the Fire Nation to the Earth Kingdom and back again in less than 3 days.

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as also noted on ItIsAlwaysSpring. The last season was particularly notable for this as in the first half, it took a while for them to travel to the rendezvous point, with Sokka constantly complaining about all the detours cutting into their travel time [[note]]They get there 4 days early anyway[[/note]]. In the last 4 episodes though, they travel from the Fire Nation to the Earth Kingdom and back again in less than 3 days. In the first season it was a bit more justified since they flew everywhere and the timescale was a lot less defined, but that just made the way Zuko easily kept pace in an obsolete steamship which was explicitly slower than them stand out.
1st Oct '17 12:43:08 PM nombretomado
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* Up until the recent events of the quest The World Wakes, the time in {{VideoGame/RuneScape}} has stood still for the player character; meaning hundreds of hours for random skill training, other quest plots, etc. have occurred within the same 24 hour period as no other quest give a sense of time passing and are referred to as "in the past" for anyone who does them after The World Wakes.
* Happens in all materials in the [[{{VideoGame/Warcraft}} Warcraft]] universe, due to the writers never really establishing the size of anything. Especially bad in the WorldOfWarcraftComic, where it takes a hippogryph less than a minute to fly from Ashenvale to Thunder Bluff, which would make the world about as big as the map in WorldOfWarcraft, ignoring the obvious SpaceCompression that's present in the latter.

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* Up until the recent events of the quest The World Wakes, the time in {{VideoGame/RuneScape}} ''{{VideoGame/RuneScape}}'' has stood still for the player character; meaning hundreds of hours for random skill training, other quest plots, etc. have occurred within the same 24 hour period as no other quest give a sense of time passing and are referred to as "in the past" for anyone who does them after The World Wakes.
* Happens in all materials in the [[{{VideoGame/Warcraft}} Warcraft]] ''{{VideoGame/Warcraft}}'' universe, due to the writers never really establishing the size of anything. Especially bad in the WorldOfWarcraftComic, ''ComicBook/WorldOfWarcraft'' comic, where it takes a hippogryph less than a minute to fly from Ashenvale to Thunder Bluff, which would make the world about as big as the map in WorldOfWarcraft, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', ignoring the obvious SpaceCompression that's present in the latter.
25th Sep '17 7:42:39 AM 309216364
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** Just because the Flash is insanely fast, that doesn't mean he can achieve max speed instantaneously. And in some cases he HAS to slow down or he will overshoot his intended target, or kill them.
17th Sep '17 8:03:12 AM 309216364
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is even faster than Superman. She's been known to shoot a handgun, dash forward, grab the bullet, flicking the forehead's target so onlookers think he's been shot and go back to her initial position with none the wiser. However her speed fails when the plot demands she isn't fast enough.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is sometimes even faster than Superman. She's been known to shoot a handgun, dash forward, grab the bullet, flicking the forehead's target so onlookers think he's been shot and go back to her initial position with none the wiser. However her speed fails when the plot demands she isn't fast enough.
14th Sep '17 11:17:23 PM cillianflood
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** Cersei's pregnancy also makes it impossible to use the excuse that Season 7 is happening over a longer period of time as she conceives early in the season and isn't even showing by the finale. Meaning at the very most, the entire season encompesses about three or four months.
10th Sep '17 8:42:26 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** A big reason it's so blatant in season 7 is that there's enough letters passing between characters in different stories to make it clear they're all happening at the same time. So either Jon traveled all the way up and down the continent multiple times in a few weeks or Winterfell and King's landing had absolutely nothing happen for ''months'' at a time.
3rd Sep '17 10:50:32 PM JMQwilleran
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* Distance and even reality are never barriers for the ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'' when it comes to saving an animal in need. In the second story of the first episode, they travel into space to save a chimp in the time it takes to sing a cheery tune and in the first story of the second episode, they zip into a storybook to save a unicorn.
17th Aug '17 5:22:05 PM TheDragonDemands
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** This reaches massive, impossible to ignore levels by the end of Season 7 - and there was already mounting criticism buzzing around about how frequently they were using this trope earlier in the season.
17th Aug '17 5:20:41 PM TheDragonDemands
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** In the second season, Littlefinger was given his own AdaptationExpansion sideplot which consists of him travelling to talk to various people throughout Westeros. His appearances are somewhat sporadic, causing him to travel hundreds of miles in between single episodes. Of course, the show deliberately avoids telling how much time has passed, and it's implied in dialogue that season 2 covered about a year in-universe, so it's entirely reasonable that Littlefinger could travel where he travelled in reasonable time.
** Another case occurs in Season 5. Mace Tyrell and Meryn Trant travel from King's Landing to Braavos by ship and it takes them half the season to get there; just long enough for them to run into [[spoiler: Arya Stark]], who's recently been allowed to go outside by [[spoiler: the Faceless Men]]. Its especially jarring considering other characters are traveling longer distances in a shorter amount of time.
** This has become rather noticeable in season 7 now that the show is basically in the home stretch and the various plots have to pick up the pace. Frequently characters will travel from one side of Westeros to the other, sometimes multiple times in the same episode, journeys that in previous seasons would have lasted half a season.

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** In the second season, Littlefinger was given his own AdaptationExpansion sideplot which consists of him travelling to talk to various people throughout Westeros. His appearances are somewhat sporadic, causing him to travel hundreds of miles in between single episodes. Of course, the show deliberately avoids telling how much time has passed, and it's implied in dialogue that season 2 covered about a year in-universe, so it's entirely reasonable that Littlefinger could travel where he travelled in reasonable time.
** Another case occurs
time. It reached memetic status in fandom at the time, though there are other factors making it semi-plausible (they never state how much time passes between his appearances at King's Landing or Harrenhal, his faction controls the highways in this region, and a small group with an envoy travels faster than an army, etc.) As the series went increasingly off-book from Season 5 onwards, this got more pronounced.
**The TV writers (mostly Bryan Cogman) made some token efforts to explain this. Some were actually fairly reasonable: he openly admitted that storylines in different continents aren't in synch with each other in the same episode we happen to be watching in a one hour time frame i.e. at the end of Season 6, Arya in Braavos hears that Theon and Yara's ironborn fleet reached Meereen, even though that only happens in the ''following'' episode - but Cogman accurately pointed out that absolutely nothing links these storylines, two-way, and Arya's scenes were simply being shown out of order for pacing reasons. Sometimes they also slow down:
in Season 5. 5, Mace Tyrell and Meryn Trant travel from King's Landing to Braavos by ship and ship, but it takes them half a season, for a journey stated to be relatively short and last a few weeks at most - to their credit, the season scenes actually set in Braavos with Arya and Meryn aren't tied to get there; scenes in Westeros, so they could just long enough for them to run into [[spoiler: be shown out of order (i.e. what Arya Stark]], who's recently been allowed to go outside by [[spoiler: does in the Faceless Men]]. Its especially tenth episode of Season 5 might correspond to the same time as events in King's Landing during the fifth episode).
**The problem was that they used this argument to wave aside legitimate criticism of time jumps that can't easily be ignored, i.e. Littlefinger, in the Vale, hears that Sansa escaped Winterfell, and reaches the Wall two episodes later...seemingly in the span of a few weeks. Editing can be
jarring considering other characters are traveling longer distances (they don't clearly state ''exactly'' how much time passed), but they established in prior seasons that "the Wall is half a shorter amount of time.
continent away from the Vale and it takes weeks if not months to get there" (''maybe'' faster on a ship).
** This has become rather noticeable in season 7 now that the show is basically in the home stretch and the various plots have to pick up the pace. Even mainstream news sites started to notice and comment on it. Frequently characters will travel from one side of Westeros to the other, sometimes multiple times in the same episode, journeys that in previous seasons would have lasted half a season.season (granted, traveling ''by ship'', and ships move faster, and they avoided stating how much time passes between episodes).
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