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29th Apr '18 4:36:25 AM jormis29
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* Happened with the sequels to ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'', to the point that the U.K. distributor edited the two films (''Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard'' and ''Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds'') into one (''Arthur and the Great Adventure'') and the U.S. [=DVD=] release was a simple two-disc set of both films instead of separate releases.



* Happened with the sequels to ''WesternAnimation/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'', to the point that the U.K. distributor edited the two films (''Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard'' and ''Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds'') into one (''Arthur and the Great Adventure'') and the U.S. [=DVD=] release was a simple two-disc set of both films instead of separate releases.
26th Apr '18 1:41:21 PM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is an interesting example of this. The events of ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' (before it) and ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (after) are more tightly interconnected due to both plotlines being set off by Thanos, the GreaterScopeVillain of the overall franchise; while ''Age of Ultron'' is influenced by these events, it's more standalone. This is subverted however by the Avengers being a ''Three-Part Tetralogy'' - as ''Infinity War'' is a two-parter which is more tightly linked than either preceding film (''The Avengers'' and ''Age of Ultron'' are more the standalone films).

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** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is an interesting example of this. The events of ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' (before it) and ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (after) are more tightly interconnected due to both plotlines being set off by Thanos, the GreaterScopeVillain of the overall franchise; while ''Age of Ultron'' is influenced by these events, it's more standalone. This is subverted however subverted, however, by the Avengers being a ''Three-Part Tetralogy'' - as ''Infinity War'' is and ''Film/Avengers4'' form a two-parter which is two-part story more tightly linked than either ''either'' preceding film (''The Avengers'' and ''Age of Ultron'' are more the standalone films).
17th Apr '18 4:32:24 AM jormis29
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* Both Italian-made Sword and Sandal films from Golan-Globus, ''The Seven Magnificent Gladiators'' and ''Hercules'', both with Lou Ferrigno and Sybil Danning, were filmed in the Summer of 1982.

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* Both Italian-made Sword and Sandal films from Golan-Globus, ''The Seven Magnificent Gladiators'' ''Film/TheSevenMagnificentGladiators'' and ''Hercules'', ''Film/{{Hercules|1983}}'', both with Lou Ferrigno Creator/LouFerrigno and Sybil Danning, were filmed in the Summer of 1982.
4th Apr '18 10:13:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The movie adaptation of ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' was followed by two sequels that were shot back-to-back, ''Fifty Shades Darker'' and ''Fifty Shades Freed''.
21st Feb '18 12:25:41 AM spaceace72
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** While unintended from the start, ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' serves as a direct sequel to ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' by building on Shadow's backstory. ''Adventure 2'' ends with Shadow seemingly becoming lost in space and dying, but he is brought back in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' and his story in that game ends with a subtle cliffhanger. In ''Shadow'', many areas and elements from ''Adventure 2'' return that were absent in ''Heroes'' and it ends with a satisfying conclusion to Shadow's story.
13th Feb '18 2:48:17 AM veronchung27
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* Two parts caused by the ContinuityReboot of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse decreed by Disney (that relegated nearly all existing non-cinematic works as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'') with their acquisition of Lucasfilm and one part this, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (''Star Wars: Episode VII''), ''Film/TheLastJedi (''Star Wars: Episode VIII'') and ''Episode IX'' (collectively dubbed the "Sequel Trilogy"), are being purpose-built to fit together as a cohesive trilogy, as well as offering several anchor points for the new Expanded Universe.

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* Two parts caused by the ContinuityReboot of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse decreed by Disney (that relegated nearly all existing non-cinematic works as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'') with their acquisition of Lucasfilm and one part this, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (''Star Wars: Episode VII''), ''Film/TheLastJedi ''Film/TheLastJedi'' (''Star Wars: Episode VIII'') and ''Episode IX'' (collectively dubbed the "Sequel Trilogy"), are being purpose-built to fit together as a cohesive trilogy, as well as offering several anchor points for the new Expanded Universe.
13th Feb '18 2:47:01 AM veronchung27
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* Two parts caused by the ContinuityReboot of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse decreed by Disney (that relegated nearly all existing non-cinematic works as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'') with their acquisition of Lucasfilm and one part this, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (''Star Wars: Episode VII''), ''Film/TheLastJedi (''Star Wars: Episode VIII'') and ''Episode IX'', collectively dubbed the "Sequel Trilogy") are being purpose-built to fit together as a cohesive trilogy, as well as offering several anchor points for the new Expanded Universe.

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* Two parts caused by the ContinuityReboot of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse decreed by Disney (that relegated nearly all existing non-cinematic works as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'') with their acquisition of Lucasfilm and one part this, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (''Star Wars: Episode VII''), ''Film/TheLastJedi (''Star Wars: Episode VIII'') and ''Episode IX'', collectively IX'' (collectively dubbed the "Sequel Trilogy") Trilogy"), are being purpose-built to fit together as a cohesive trilogy, as well as offering several anchor points for the new Expanded Universe.
30th Jan '18 12:14:23 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' series ultimately turned out to be this: the original game is fairly standalone, but it's {{Oddly Named|Sequel}} SpinOff ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'' contained zero closure for all but one of its many, many storylines, which weren't resolved until ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'' ten years later. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Supposedly]], ''Chapters'' was to start development within a year of ''Dreamfall'', but things got in the way, and, by the time, ''Chapters'' was nearing completion, the writers had to wrap up the whole series in a hurry, abandoning all previous plans for future installments, particularly, the proper sequel to the original game, ''The Longest Journey Home''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' series ultimately turned out to be this: the original game is fairly standalone, but it's {{Oddly Named|Sequel}} SpinOff ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'' contained zero closure for all but one of its many, many storylines, which weren't resolved until ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'' ten years later. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Supposedly]], ''Chapters'' was to start development within a year of ''Dreamfall'', after ''Dreamfall'' release, but things got in the way, and, and by the time, time ''Chapters'' was nearing completion, the writers had to wrap up the whole series in a hurry, abandoning all previous plans for future installments, particularly, the proper sequel to the original game, ''The Longest Journey Home''.
30th Jan '18 12:11:47 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' series ultimately turned out to be this: the original game is fairly standalone, but it's {{Oddly Named|Sequel}} SpinOff ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'' contained zero closure for all but one of its many, many storylines, which weren't resolved until ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'' ten years later. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Supposedly]], ''Chapters'' was to start development within a year of ''Dreamfall'', but things got in the way, and, by the time, ''Chapters'' was nearing completion, the writers had to wrap up the whole series in a hurry, abandoning all previous plans for future installments, particularly, the proper sequel to the original game, ''The Longest Journey Home''.
14th Jan '18 4:11:33 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' is a twelve-part saga divided into four trilogies which form their own story-arcs. ''Vampire Blood'' is about Darren becoming a half-vampire, coming to terms with his transformation and encountering a member of the vampire offshoot, the vampaneze. ''Vampire Rites'' is about Darren traveling to the home of the vampire clan and trying to gain acceptance by them, while uncovering a conspiracy to destroy the clan. ''Vampire War'' is the hunt for the Vampaneze Lord, whose death can end the war between the two clans. ''Vampire Destiny'' is about Darren learning disturbing revelations about the implications of the war, while it comes to its conclusion. Strangely, ''Vampire War'' and ''Vampire Destiny'' form their ''own'' Two-Part Trilogy, as the last two books of each form a complete storyline in contrast to the first, which are more establishing the change in the story after the TimeSkip from the halfway point (in the case of ''War'') and briding the Grand Finale with the WhamEpisode that ended ''War'' (in the case of ''Destiny'').

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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' is a twelve-part saga divided into four trilogies which form their own story-arcs. ''Vampire Blood'' is about Darren becoming a half-vampire, coming to terms with his transformation and encountering a member of the vampire offshoot, the vampaneze. ''Vampire Rites'' is about Darren traveling to the home of the vampire clan and trying to gain acceptance by them, while uncovering a conspiracy to destroy the clan. ''Vampire War'' is the hunt for the Vampaneze Lord, whose death can end the war between the two clans. ''Vampire Destiny'' is about Darren learning disturbing revelations about the implications of the war, while it comes to its conclusion. Strangely, ''Vampire War'' and ''Vampire Destiny'' form their ''own'' Two-Part Trilogy, as the last two books of each form a complete storyline in contrast to the first, which are more establishing the change in the story after the TimeSkip from the halfway point (in the case of ''War'') and briding building to the Grand Finale with the WhamEpisode that ended ''War'' (in the case of ''Destiny'').



* The ''Land of Elyon'' series is two examples in one. The first book can stand on its own, and the first three can stand on their own, but not the first two or first four, making the first three a two-part trilogy and the whole series a three-part pentology.

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* The ''Land of Elyon'' series is two examples in one. The first book can stand on its own, and the first three can stand on their own, but not the first two or first four, making the first three a two-part trilogy and the whole series a three-part pentology.pentalogy.



* The first book of the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series was written as a standalone story without much of a SequelHook, but it became so popular that ''ten sequels'' (and counting) were produced. The sequels are literally intertwined: most contain several different story arcs [[AnachronicOrder occuring some random amount of time]] after the events of the first book, which has become more like a giant prologue and character introduction than an actual installment. The fourth book lampshades its own giant prologue, probably partly as a reference to the first book's transformation.

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* The first book of the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series was written as a standalone story without much of a SequelHook, but it became so popular that ''ten sequels'' (and counting) were produced. The sequels are literally intertwined: most contain several different story arcs [[AnachronicOrder occuring occurring some random amount of time]] after the events of the first book, which has become more like a giant prologue and character introduction than an actual installment. The fourth book lampshades its own giant prologue, probably partly as a reference to the first book's transformation.



* The ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series is an interesting variation on this trope, in which the standalone piece comes ''last'' rather than first. The first ''Golden Sun'' and its sequel, ''Golden Sun: The Lost Age'', were originally intended to be one game, but [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo had to be seperated due to the space limitations]] on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. The Two-Part Trilogy is rounded out with ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' (for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS). This was not however the intended plan - ''Dark Dawn'' sets up its own plot rather than being part of a trilogy with the first two games (the final scene ended on a cliffhanger), but a continuation has yet been announced.

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* The ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series is an interesting variation on this trope, in which the standalone piece comes ''last'' rather than first. The first ''Golden Sun'' and its sequel, ''Golden Sun: The Lost Age'', were originally intended to be one game, but [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo had to be seperated separated due to the space limitations]] on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. The Two-Part Trilogy is rounded out with ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' (for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS). This was not however the intended plan - ''Dark Dawn'' sets up its own plot rather than being part of a trilogy with the first two games (the final scene ended on a cliffhanger), but a continuation has yet been announced.



* The classic [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] trilogy is probably the earliest video game example. While [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic 1]] is pretty much self-contained, [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]] and Videogame/Sonic3AndKnuckles are directly linked to each other, with the latter being a direct sequel that chronicles the immediate consequences of the events that took place in the former, to the point that the two entries are collectively referred to as "the Death Egg saga" by fans. What makes this an especially interesting case is the fact that Sonic 3 & Knuckles was actually split into two games due to time constraints, yet it's possible to combine them into one thanks the second part's unique feature that allows it to become an expansion pack. So you could also call it a two-part tetralogy, or even ''a three-part tetralogy''.

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* The classic [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] trilogy is probably the earliest video game example. While [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic 1]] is pretty much self-contained, [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]] and Videogame/Sonic3AndKnuckles are directly linked to each other, with the latter being a direct sequel that chronicles the immediate consequences of the events that took place in the former, to the point that the two entries are collectively referred to as "the Death Egg saga" by fans. What makes this an especially interesting case is the fact that Sonic 3 & Knuckles was actually split into two games due to time constraints, yet it's possible to combine them into one one, thanks to the second part's unique feature that allows it to become an expansion pack. So you could also call it a two-part tetralogy, or even ''a three-part tetralogy''.
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