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15th Mar '18 11:47:59 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'': Plot "A" is the whole bunch of ''Hamlet''-esque shenanigans involving Amsterdam Vallon and William Cutting, and the path to them getting in a climactic gang fight for the power of the Five Points and revenge. Plot "B" are the increasing societal disturbances involving the Civil War, Union Army drafting, and the haves stepping on the have-nots (mostly because the "haves" can dodge the draft). The climax is Plot "B" erupting in the 1863 New York Draft Riots and devastating a good chunk of the city while the gangs go to war finally... [[spoiler:and the "B" Plot pretty much overtakes the "A" Plot because the Army starts massacring people to try to placate the riot, including the aforementioned gangs. Amsterdam manages to get his revenge, but it is by giving Bill a MercyKill (because he's been fatally wounded by the aforementioned massacring), [[AntiClimax which leaves him feeling pretty empty]].]]
25th Feb '18 3:24:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'', by ScottWesterfeld, has two plots like this. The first tells of Aleksandar Ferdinand, who is on the run after the assassination of his father, Franz Ferdinand. The second is about Deryn Sharp, [[SweetPollyOliver a girl who dresses like a boy to get into the British Air Service.]] About 2/3 through the book, their two stories intersect when [[spoiler:the ''Leviathan'' crashes on the glacier outside of Alek's [[strike:bolt hole]] bolt castle, he goes down to help, and is put into custody]].

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* ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'', by ScottWesterfeld, Creator/ScottWesterfeld, has two plots like this. The first tells of Aleksandar Ferdinand, who is on the run after the assassination of his father, Franz Ferdinand. The second is about Deryn Sharp, [[SweetPollyOliver a girl who dresses like a boy to get into the British Air Service.]] About 2/3 through the book, their two stories intersect when [[spoiler:the ''Leviathan'' crashes on the glacier outside of Alek's [[strike:bolt hole]] bolt castle, he goes down to help, and is put into custody]].
23rd Feb '18 2:25:11 PM DrFraud
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* In ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'' it's possible to declare war on and invade multiple countries at once. It sounds efficient, but also results in fighting off multiple attacks at once come the Enemy Turn.

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* In ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'' it's possible to declare war on the bonus chapter of ''Cadenza 4: Fame, Theft and invade multiple countries at once. It sounds efficient, but also results in fighting off multiple attacks at once come Murder'' Michael is [[TakenForGranite turned into a statue]] and Martha and Big Jim split up to find the Enemy Turn.halves of an artifact which can reverse the curse. The chapter switches between them at several points.
19th Feb '18 10:17:10 PM LittleDancerGirl
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** A later-season Next Generation example is the episode "Disaster", which leaves various characters stranded in different parts of the ship and unable to communicate and each dealing with their own problems, leading to five distinct storylines:
*** Troi, Ro, and O'Brien on the bridge, trying to solve the crisis without the ability to communicate with the rest of the ship.
*** Data and Riker trying to reach Engineering. (This would eventually intersect with the bridge plot, the only two storylines in this episode to do so)
*** Picard trapped in a turbolift with three schoolchildren
*** Beverly and Geordi in the cargo bay
*** Worf treating patients, including a laboring Keiko O'Brien, in Ten-Forward
14th Feb '18 11:15:23 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* For most of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode V: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', the film follows two separate storylines, one devoted to Luke learning the ways of the Jedi from Yoda and the other devoted to Han and Leia's attempts to evade the Empire. ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', the second installment of the prequel trilogy, also followed this structure, focusing on Obi Wan in his search for the bounty hunter that hired an assassin to kill Amidala, as well as Anakin's mission to keep Amidala safe.

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* For most of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode V: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', the film follows two separate storylines, one devoted to Luke learning the ways of the Jedi from Yoda and the other devoted to Han and Leia's attempts to evade the Empire. ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', the second installment of the prequel trilogy, also followed this structure, focusing on Obi Wan in his search for the bounty hunter that hired an assassin to kill Amidala, as well as Anakin's mission to keep Amidala safe. [[RuleOfThree Finally]], ''Film/TheLastJedi'' followed Rey being trained in the ways of the Force by Luke Skywalker, while Poe, Finn, and newcomer Rose decide to go against the orders of the Resistance's seemingly ObstructiveBureaucrat by trying to defeat the First Order's fleet from the inside.
4th Feb '18 9:35:07 PM LB7979
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* After Fellowship, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' breaks down into two stories for most of its run: Frodo and Sam, and the rest of the Fellowship. Even then, there are sub-divisions in the rest of the Fellowship for a good deal of the time, such as the two views of the march of the Uruk-hai - one from Merry and Pippin, the other from Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli.
** The early parts of Return of the King fragment this a little more, as we get separate views on Pippin and Gandalf in Minas Tirith, Merry with the Rohirrim, and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli on the Paths of the Dead. All this is in addition to Frodo and Sam's part of the story, which eventually leads to the re-merging of the disparate threads.

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* After Fellowship, the first book, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' breaks down into two stories for most of its run: Frodo and Sam, & Sam on one hand, and the rest of the Fellowship. Fellowship on the other. Even then, there are sub-divisions in the rest of the Fellowship first book for a good deal of the time, such as the two views of the march of the Uruk-hai - one Uruk-hai--one from Merry and & Pippin, the other from Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli.
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Gimli. The early parts of the third book, "The Return of the King King", fragment this a little more, as we get separate views on Pippin and & Gandalf in Minas Tirith, Merry with the Rohirrim, and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli on the Paths of the Dead. All this is in addition to Frodo and & Sam's part of the story, which eventually leads to the re-merging of the disparate threads.
2nd Feb '18 12:23:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TheGodfather Part II'' does this by jumping between Vito Corleone fleeing Italy and building his empire in America in the past and his son Michael Corleone managing his Las Vegas empire in the present. However, this is subverted in the made-for-TV Godfather Saga, which simply showed all the scenes from both ''TheGodfather'' and ''TheGodfather Part II'' in chronological order.

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* ''TheGodfather Part II'' ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' does this by jumping between Vito Corleone fleeing Italy and building his empire in America in the past and his son Michael Corleone managing his Las Vegas empire in the present. However, this is subverted in the made-for-TV Godfather Saga, ''Godfather Saga,'' which simply showed all the scenes from both ''TheGodfather'' ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''TheGodfather Part II'' ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' in chronological order.
27th Jan '18 6:27:46 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/GeorgeEliot, ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' and ''{{Middlemarch}}'' (more than two in the latter).

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** Creator/GeorgeEliot, ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' and ''{{Middlemarch}}'' ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' (more than two in the latter).
31st Dec '17 10:02:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/PinkPersonalHellAndAlteringFate'' alternates between an OddCouple story in our world and a SliceOfLife story in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Ponyville]]. In fact, it's confirmed to be a ShoutOut to ''HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' with different narratives using [[spoiler: The same protagonist and having different narratives. This way, it gives the impression of Nickel Steel mentally reliving the events of his "Pink Personal Hell."]]

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* ''Fanfic/PinkPersonalHellAndAlteringFate'' alternates between an OddCouple story in our world and a SliceOfLife story in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Ponyville]]. In fact, it's confirmed to be a ShoutOut to ''HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' ''Literature/HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' with different narratives using [[spoiler: The same protagonist and having different narratives. This way, it gives the impression of Nickel Steel mentally reliving the events of his "Pink Personal Hell."]]
30th Dec '17 6:14:23 PM FarSider
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** At one point in ''Final Fantasy VI'', the characters [[LetsSplitUpGang split up into three groups]], and the player plays [[ArbitrarilySerializedSimultaneousAdventures through each of their stories in turn]], before they all reunite in Narshe.
** In ''Final Fantasy IX'', the party members split up halfway through Disk 1 to comply with the game's ArbitraryHeadcountLimit, and the story shifts back and forth between them until they reunite halfway through Disk 2.

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** At one point in ''Final Fantasy VI'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', the characters [[LetsSplitUpGang split up into three groups]], and the player plays [[ArbitrarilySerializedSimultaneousAdventures through each of their stories in turn]], before they all reunite in Narshe.
** In ''Final Fantasy IX'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', the party members split up halfway through Disk 1 to comply with the game's ArbitraryHeadcountLimit, and the story shifts back and forth between them until they reunite halfway through Disk 2.
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