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23rd Mar '17 3:35:08 AM Rik-B
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* Music/FrankZappa's ''Hot Rats'' got two sequels released close to each other, ''Waka / Jawaka'' and ''The Grand Wazoo''. Then, several years after that, there was the unoffically named ''Läther''([[BilingualBonus German for leather]]) trilogy, consisting of ''Studio Tan'', ''Sleep Dirt'' (sometimes ''referred to'' as ''Hot Rats III''), and ''Orchestral Favorites'', making up a three-part sexology. Confused yet?

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* Music/FrankZappa's ''Hot Rats'' got two sequels released close to each other, ''Waka / Jawaka'' and ''The Grand Wazoo''. Then, several years after that, there was the unoffically named ''Läther''([[BilingualBonus German for leather]]) ''Läther'' trilogy, consisting of ''Studio Tan'', ''Sleep Dirt'' (sometimes ''referred to'' as ''Hot Rats III''), and ''Orchestral Favorites'', making up a three-part sexology. Confused yet?
6th Mar '17 12:36:19 PM CaliburnAbsoluteEX
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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 preceeding film (''The Avengers'' and ''Age of Ultron'' are more the standalone films).
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is an interesting inversion. The first two movies, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' are more closely connected with the minor cliffhanger of [[spoiler:Thor being stuck on Asgard]] at the end of the first film directly being resolved in the sequel, while the third movie will be its own thing, moreso following the events of other Marvel films, primarily ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', than its two predecessors. The film's director, Taika Waititi, even stated that he's making an effort to ignore the first two films in the series, and much of the cast from the first two movies are noticeably being PutOnABus.

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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 preceeding preceding film (''The Avengers'' and ''Age of Ultron'' are more the standalone films).
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is an interesting inversion. The first two movies, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' are more closely connected with the minor cliffhanger of [[spoiler:Thor being stuck on Asgard]] at the end of the first film directly being resolved in the sequel, while the third movie will be its own thing, moreso more so following the events of other Marvel films, primarily ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', than its two predecessors. The film's director, Taika Waititi, even stated that he's making an effort to ignore the first two films in the series, and much of the cast from the first two movies are noticeably being PutOnABus.



* ''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 travelling to the home of the vampire clan and trying to gain acceptance by them, while uncovering a conspiricy 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 travelling traveling to the home of the vampire clan and trying to gain acceptance by them, while uncovering a conspiricy 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 WhamEpisode that ended ''War'' (in the case of ''Destiny'').



* ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]'' is an ''inverse'' of the way it usually happens - the first two books form a more complete and coherent story, with the third one being more seperate.

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* ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]'' is an ''inverse'' of the way it usually happens - the first two books form a more complete and coherent story, with the third one being more seperate.separate.



* The three ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' DirectToVideo films by Miramax ended up like this through a convoluted production history. The first, ''Mask of Light'', tells a more or less concise story. Lego initially planned to leave the original storyline at that and {{retool}} the series with a theatrical movie, but nothing came out of that idea. The second movie, ''Legends of Metru Nui'' is a distant {{prequel}}, but since no one knew at the time whether a third one would be made, it wraps up its story with a few plot threads being unresolved. A third movie, ''Web of Shadows'', did come out, but instead of continuing the present storyline or being a standalone, Lego [[ExecutiveMeddling forced the writers]] to extend the prequel for another year. Since ''LOMN'' already featured a conclusive ending, ''WOS'' became an {{interquel}}, focusing on the same characters and addressing a few things left unanswered (how [[BigBad Makuta]] got free and how the Vakam's team transported Metru Nui's population to Mata Nui), but strangely [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse neglects to touch on Turaga Dume's fate]]. Lego's partnership with Miramax ended afterwards, and with each successive film generating less interest, [[FirstInstallmentWins the prequels also share the fate of being ignored by most people]].

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* The three ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' DirectToVideo films by Miramax ended up like this through a convoluted production history. The first, ''Mask of Light'', tells a more or less concise story. Lego initially planned to leave the original storyline at that and {{retool}} the series with a theatrical movie, but nothing came out of that idea. The second movie, ''Legends of Metru Nui'' is a distant {{prequel}}, but since no one knew at the time whether a third one would be made, it wraps up its story with a few plot threads being unresolved. A third movie, ''Web of Shadows'', did come out, but instead of continuing the present storyline or being a standalone, Lego [[ExecutiveMeddling forced the writers]] to extend the prequel for another year. Since ''LOMN'' already featured a conclusive ending, ''WOS'' became an {{interquel}}, focusing on the same characters and addressing a few things left unanswered (how [[BigBad Makuta]] got free and how the Vakam's Vakama's team transported Metru Nui's population to Mata Nui), but strangely [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse neglects to touch on Turaga Dume's fate]]. Lego's partnership with Miramax ended afterwards, and with each successive film generating less interest, [[FirstInstallmentWins the prequels also share the fate of being ignored by most people]].
3rd Feb '17 3:10:07 PM Quanyails
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** Series 9: "Face the Raven" was written as a standalone story -- and is often listed as such -- but it becomes the opening salvo of a three-part finale in the final 10 minutes, which see the Doctor captured and handed over to a mysterious enemy and Clara, his beloved companion, [[spoiler: Killed Off for Real]]. "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" follow the Doctor's resultant ProtagonistJourneyToVillain as he is DrivenToMadness, escapes the prison, [[spoiler: returns to Gallifrey]], punishes his enemy, and [[spoiler: tries to bring Clara back from the grave]], ending with his return to the side of right. Tthe ChristmasEpisode that follows, "The Husbands of River Song", aired less than three weeks later and serves as a coda to the finale, as its denouement hinges on the personal growth the Doctor experiences in "Hell Bent".

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** Series 9: "Face the Raven" was written as a standalone story -- and is often listed as such -- but it becomes the opening salvo of a three-part finale in the final 10 minutes, which see the Doctor captured and handed over to a mysterious enemy and Clara, his beloved companion, [[spoiler: Killed Off for Real]]. "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" follow the Doctor's resultant ProtagonistJourneyToVillain as he is DrivenToMadness, escapes the prison, [[spoiler: returns to Gallifrey]], punishes his enemy, and [[spoiler: tries to bring Clara back from the grave]], ending with his return to the side of right. Tthe The ChristmasEpisode that follows, "The Husbands of River Song", aired less than three weeks later and serves as a coda to the finale, as its denouement hinges on the personal growth the Doctor experiences in "Hell Bent".
25th Jan '17 5:37:36 AM Perseus
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* Zig-Zagged and justified with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''. The only real "trilogy" in the series; but it wasn't even ''intended'' as one - What's referred to as "Fire Emblem 2" is in fact Fire Emblem Gaiden, a GaidenGame.

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* Zig-Zagged and justified with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''. The only real "trilogy" in the series; but it wasn't even ''intended'' as one - What's referred to as "Fire Emblem 2" is in fact Fire Emblem Gaiden, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', a GaidenGame.
23rd Jan '17 5:47:59 PM jormis29
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* Two parts caused by the ContinuityReboot of the 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'' (''Franchise/StarWars: Episode VII'') and its subsequent movies (''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 StarWarsExpandedUniverse 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'' (''Franchise/StarWars: Episode VII'') and its subsequent movies (''Star Wars: Episode VIII'' 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.
21st Dec '16 10:28:46 AM MisterCPC
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** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is an interesting inversion. While the first two movies, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' are more closely connected, the third movie will be its own thing, moreso following the events of other Marvel films, primarily ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', than its two predecessors. The film's director, Taika Waititi, even stated that he's making an effort to ignore the first two films in the series.

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** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is an interesting inversion. While the The first two movies, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' are more closely connected, connected with the minor cliffhanger of [[spoiler:Thor being stuck on Asgard]] at the end of the first film directly being resolved in the sequel, while the third movie will be its own thing, moreso following the events of other Marvel films, primarily ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', than its two predecessors. The film's director, Taika Waititi, even stated that he's making an effort to ignore the first two films in the series.series, and much of the cast from the first two movies are noticeably being PutOnABus.
21st Dec '16 10:23:25 AM MisterCPC
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** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is an interesting inversion. While the first two movies, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' are more closely connected, the third movie will be its own thing, moreso following the events of other Marvel films, primarily ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', than its two predecessors. The film's director, Taika Waititi, even stated that he's making an effort to ignore the first two films in the series.
23rd Nov '16 6:38:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight with the first trilogy of Literature/TheRiftwarCycle: the first book, ''Magician'', stands alone while the second two, ''Silverthorn'' and ''A Darkness at Sethanon'', tell a two-part story. Inverted with one of the later trilogies, ''Conclave of Shadows''; the first two books, ''Talon of Silver Hawk'' and ''King of Foxes'', tell a two-part story, while the third, ''Exile's Return'', features a PerspectiveFlip, change of setting and a separate story of redemption for the earlier parts' villain, as well as setting up a later series.
* Literature/TheKaneChronicles by RickRiordan are also an example of this. The first book ends with Carter and Sadie defeating Set and essentially neutralizing him as a threat. Then it turns out that [[spoiler:Set's [[TheDragon dragon]] was actually possessed by Apophis, the god of chaos. Apophis then directly becomes the antagonist for books 2 and 3.]]
* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]] is an ''inverse'' of the way it usually happens - the first two books form a more complete and coherent story, with the third one being more seperate.

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* Played straight with the first trilogy of Literature/TheRiftwarCycle: ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': the first book, ''Magician'', stands alone while the second two, ''Silverthorn'' and ''A Darkness at Sethanon'', tell a two-part story. Inverted with one of the later trilogies, ''Conclave of Shadows''; the first two books, ''Talon of Silver Hawk'' and ''King of Foxes'', tell a two-part story, while the third, ''Exile's Return'', features a PerspectiveFlip, change of setting and a separate story of redemption for the earlier parts' villain, as well as setting up a later series.
* Literature/TheKaneChronicles ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' by RickRiordan Creator/RickRiordan are also an example of this. The first book ends with Carter and Sadie defeating Set and essentially neutralizing him as a threat. Then it turns out that [[spoiler:Set's [[TheDragon dragon]] was actually possessed by Apophis, the god of chaos. Apophis then directly becomes the antagonist for books 2 and 3.]]
* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]] Chronicles]]'' is an ''inverse'' of the way it usually happens - the first two books form a more complete and coherent story, with the third one being more seperate.
23rd Nov '16 6:27:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[TheVampireChronicles Interview with the Vampire]]'' is basically a stand-alone memoir of Louis's life in the nineteenth century with Daniel's search for Lestat making for an ambiguous SequelHook. Starting with ''The Vampire Lestat'', Louis and Daniel are [[DemotedToExtra pushed aside]] in favor of a multi-part storyline detailing Lestat's plot to [[spoiler:awaken Queen Akasha]], the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero resulting disaster]], and his search for redemption.

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* ''[[TheVampireChronicles Interview with the Vampire]]'' ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'' is basically a stand-alone memoir of Louis's life in the nineteenth century with Daniel's search for Lestat making for an ambiguous SequelHook. Starting with ''The Vampire Lestat'', Louis and Daniel are [[DemotedToExtra pushed aside]] in favor of a multi-part storyline detailing Lestat's plot to [[spoiler:awaken Queen Akasha]], the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero resulting disaster]], and his search for redemption.



* The first novel in ''TheHungerGames'' trilogy wraps up after the conclusion of, well, [[TitleDrop The Hunger Games.]] The second two books deal with the fallout of the first book and the [[spoiler: revolution]], with the last line of the second book, ''Catching Fire,'' being a WhamLine.

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* The first novel in ''TheHungerGames'' ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy wraps up after the conclusion of, well, [[TitleDrop The Hunger Games.]] The second two books deal with the fallout of the first book and the [[spoiler: revolution]], with the last line of the second book, ''Catching Fire,'' being a WhamLine.



* ''{{Hornblower}}'' began with a single self-contained book, ''The Happy Return'' (or ''Beat To Quarters'', [[MarketBasedTitle if you're American]]), which detailed [[GuileHero Captain Hornblower's]] adventures commanding a frigate far from home. This was followed by ''A Ship of the Line'', taking place [[TimeSkip several years later]], with Hornblower captaining a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ship of the Line]] in the Mediterranean. One CliffHanger Ending later, the plot proceeded directly into ''Flying Colours''. [[LongRunners Of course]], this was followed by seven [[AuthorExistenceFailure and a half]] books and several short stories.

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* ''{{Hornblower}}'' ''Literature/{{Hornblower}}'' began with a single self-contained book, ''The Happy Return'' (or ''Beat To Quarters'', [[MarketBasedTitle if you're American]]), which detailed [[GuileHero Captain Hornblower's]] adventures commanding a frigate far from home. This was followed by ''A Ship of the Line'', taking place [[TimeSkip several years later]], with Hornblower captaining a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ship of the Line]] in the Mediterranean. One CliffHanger Ending later, the plot proceeded directly into ''Flying Colours''. [[LongRunners Of course]], this was followed by seven [[AuthorExistenceFailure and a half]] books and several short stories.
11th Nov '16 11:46:49 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' and ''VideoGame/Dishonored2'' has an unusual example. The first game's central arc of Corvo Attano's loss of his good name, his quest to clear his name and rescue Emily Kaldwin from conspirators is a fairly self-contained story. However the 2-Part DLC for the first Dishonored game and the sequel ''Dishonored 2'' introduces in detail the new arc: the Rise of Delilah Copperspoon as a would-be EvilOverlord who seeks to claim the throne of Dunwall and usurp Emily Kaldwin, she was thwarted in the DLC but the entirety of the sequel deals with her return, her origins and elevates her to big bad.
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