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6th Jan '17 1:15:41 PM avada
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** The French translations of large fantasy cycles almost never use the words "trilogie", or "tetralogie", or whatever, even when they were used for the original. This is because the publishers smelled the cash-cow and made it an habit to split each book into two, three, or even four parts. The French version of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is currently a ''dodecalogy'' and this bizarro-version of the TrilogyCreep will eventually require the non-English speaking fans to shell upward of 200 euros just to get the completed series in paperback.

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** The French translations of large fantasy cycles almost never use the words "trilogie", or "tetralogie", or whatever, even when they were used for the original. This is because the publishers smelled the cash-cow and made it an habit to split each book into two, three, or even four parts. The French version of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is currently a ''dodecalogy'' and this bizarro-version of the TrilogyCreep will eventually require the non-English French speaking fans to shell upward of 200 euros just to get the completed series in paperback.
27th Nov '16 11:14:04 AM astralpenguin
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* Scott Westerfeld's ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' started out as a trilogy. The companion book, Extras, is dedicated to all the people who wrote to the author to "reveal the secret definition of the word 'trilogy'"
24th Oct '16 12:31:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* AnneRice's ''VampireChronicles''.

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* AnneRice's ''VampireChronicles''.Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles''.
19th Oct '16 6:09:24 AM erforce
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* ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' came out with a fourth film in an obvious attempt to [[CashCowFranchise get more money from the fans]]. Not surprisingly, both critics and fans agree that this is the worst one in the series.

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* ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' came out with a [[Film/ParanormalActivity4 fourth film film]] in an obvious attempt to [[CashCowFranchise get more money from the fans]]. Not surprisingly, both critics and fans agree that this is the worst one in the series.



* ''Film/MadMax'' was a trilogy for 30 years - and then came ''Mad Max: Fury Road'', which even required a change of [[TheOtherDarrin lead actor]] and [[CaliforniaDoubling filming location]]. George Miller has stated it will start a whole trilogy.

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* ''Film/MadMax'' was a trilogy for 30 years - and then came ''Mad Max: Fury Road'', ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', which even required a change of [[TheOtherDarrin lead actor]] and [[CaliforniaDoubling filming location]]. George Miller has stated it will start a whole trilogy.
19th Oct '16 5:13:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' seemed like a fitting conclusion to a beloved franchise, providing the closure that every fan wanted. Everyone expected it to be the grand finale to the series. But then it became the first animated film to make a billion dollars at the box office, and its follow-up shorts and TV specials ended up pulling in huge numbers. Hello ''Toy Story 4''!
* For a long while, ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' consisted strictly of three short films: ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'', and ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave''. Many years later, there would be a full-length fourth entry, ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', as well as a fifth short film, ''WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' seemed like a fitting conclusion to a beloved franchise, providing the closure that every fan wanted. Everyone expected it to be the grand finale to the series. But then it became the first animated film to make a billion dollars at the box office, and its follow-up shorts and TV specials ended up pulling in huge numbers. Hello ''Toy Story 4''!
* For a long while, ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' consisted strictly of three short films: ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'', and ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave''. Many years later, there would be a full-length fourth entry, ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', as well as a fifth short film, ''WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath''.
10th Oct '16 4:19:30 PM BackgroundGuy
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* One of the taglines for ''Film/ScaryMovie4'' was "The Fourth and Final Chapter of the Trilogy"... Then ''Film/ScaryMovie5'' came out. In France, ''Film/ScaryMovie3'' had the tagline [[CaptainObvious "Best trilogies are in three parts."]] For that matter, it wasn't even the first time they had pulled such a stunt. One of the [[{{Tagline}} taglines]] for the original ''Film/ScaryMovie'' was "No shame. No mercy. No sequel." One of the taglines for the second film was "[[ILied We lied.]]"

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* One of the taglines for ''Film/ScaryMovie4'' was "The Fourth and Final Chapter of the Trilogy"... Then ''Film/ScaryMovie5'' came out. In France, ''Film/ScaryMovie3'' had the tagline [[CaptainObvious "Best trilogies are in three parts."]] "]][[note]]which is probably a [[BlindIdiotTranslation mangling]] of the American tagline, "Great trilogies come in threes."[[/note]] For that matter, it wasn't even the first time they had pulled such a stunt. One of the [[{{Tagline}} taglines]] for the original ''Film/ScaryMovie'' was "No shame. No mercy. No sequel." One of the taglines for the second film was "[[ILied We lied.]]"
12th Sep '16 11:45:30 AM StrixObscuro
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* ''ComicBook/KickAss'' was supposed to be three issues, which then changed to four by the second issue; then it was eight. By the time it ended the comic was now a trilogy consisted of three volumes comprising eight, seven and eight issues respectively, as well as a five issue Hit-Girl miniseries.

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* ''ComicBook/KickAss'' was supposed to be three issues, which then changed to four by the second issue; then it was eight. By the time it ended the comic was now a trilogy consisted of three volumes comprising eight, seven and eight issues respectively, as well as a five issue five-issue Hit-Girl miniseries. And now the franchise is set to be rebooted with a black female protagonist.
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' was originally going to be a single miniseries, but the series' success caused Creator/BrianKVaughan to create an ongoing, which was supposed to end with a run by Creator/JossWhedon, but instead led to a third series, a slew of guest appearances and event tie-ins, a new, InNameOnly incarnation, and Nico and Victor getting promoted to off-shoots of ComicBook/TheAvengers.
12th Sep '16 11:25:58 AM GoldenKeyblade
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* Some people believe this to be the reason ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'' was created, especially since [=FNAF3=] provided a pretty good conclusion to the series.

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* Some people believe this to be While there was never really a stated number of games planned in the reason ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'' ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series, ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' seemed like it was created, especially since [=FNAF3=] provided being built up as the end of the series, what with the game being set [[TimeSkip more than twenty years after the first (and most recent) game]], featuring only a pretty good conclusion single surviving animatronic ([[spoiler:[[RealAfterAll maybe]]]]) ,and ending with [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain the Purple Guy serial killer]] [[LaserGuidedKarma finally being killed off by the spirits of the very children he murdered]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and the kids' spirits moving on to the series.afterlife]]]]. Then [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 a fourth game]] was confirmed, and was definitively billed as "The Final Chapter"; the game itself supported this, ending by [[spoiler:showing us [[AmbiguousSituation what may be]] [[NoodleIncident the long-speculated]] [[BrainFood Bite of '87]]]]. After this, no further games seemed incoming (aside from the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld largely non-canon spin-off]]), and Scott was absolutely adamant that the series was over and there would be no further sequels...until [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation a fifth game was announced]], with Scott explaining on Steam that "[[TrollingCreator I never said I couldn't change my mind.]]"
9th Sep '16 8:03:24 PM SirTiki
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' seemed like a fitting conclusion to a beloved franchise, providing the closure that every fan wanted. Everyone expected it to be the grand finale to the series. But then it made over billion dollars at the box office. Hello ''Toy Story 4''!

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' seemed like a fitting conclusion to a beloved franchise, providing the closure that every fan wanted. Everyone expected it to be the grand finale to the series. But then it made over became the first animated film to make a billion dollars at the box office.office, and its follow-up shorts and TV specials ended up pulling in huge numbers. Hello ''Toy Story 4''!
31st Aug '16 4:49:15 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' was planned to be a trilogy ("Belgarion", "Ce'Nedra" & "Torak"). Eddings explains in ''The Rivan Codex'' that due to length and the publishing standards of large book chains at the time, his publisher convinced him to do a pentalogy instead. Then, when he was writing book four, he realised that he was going to have plenty of material left over, and the second pentalogy was planned. And when that wasn't enough, they went and planned a prequel, that in fact saw the light as two... Of two books each. ''TheElenium'', on the other hand, ''was'' a trilogy that received ''another'' trilogy of sequels.

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* The ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' was planned to be a trilogy ("Belgarion", "Ce'Nedra" & "Torak"). Eddings explains in ''The Rivan Codex'' that due to length and the publishing standards of large book chains at the time, his publisher convinced him to do a pentalogy instead. Then, when he was writing book four, he realised that he was going to have plenty of material left over, and the second pentalogy was planned. And when that wasn't enough, they went and planned a prequel, that in fact saw the light as two... Of two books each. ''TheElenium'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', on the other hand, ''was'' a trilogy that received ''another'' trilogy of sequels.
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