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25th Feb '17 6:07:39 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship Book II: Chaoskampf''. As [[WorldGoneMad Discord's reign]] progresses, the chapter listings go from Roman numerals to formulaic to something that stops even resembling numbers at all.
15th Feb '17 1:31:37 AM PaulA
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* During the late 90s, the ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' titles had "triangle numbers", indicating the order they should be read in to follow the ongoing story. When the "Millennium Giants" storyline (which ran from ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #79, triangle number 15, to ''Superman'' Vol 2 #135, triangle number 20) crossed over into ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'', ''Challengers of the Unknown'', ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and ''{{Steel}}'', the crossover issues were given triangles reading 15.1, 15.2, 16.1 and 17.1.

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* During the late 90s, the ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' titles had "triangle numbers", indicating the order they should be read in to follow the ongoing story. When the "Millennium Giants" storyline (which ran from ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #79, triangle number 15, to ''Superman'' Vol 2 #135, triangle number 20) crossed over into ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'', ''Challengers of the Unknown'', ''ComicBook/ChallengersOfTheUnknown'', ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and ''{{Steel}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}'', the crossover issues were given triangles reading 15.1, 15.2, 16.1 and 17.1.
13th Jan '17 7:39:15 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Similarly, one strategy guide for the computer game ''Creator/MontyPython's Complete Waste of Time'' includes spleens instead of appendices, and they're scattered throughout the book rather than all placed at the end. Most of these are just quotes from various ''Creator/MontyPython'' sketches that are vaguely relevant to that part of the game.

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* Similarly, one strategy guide for the computer game ''Creator/MontyPython's Complete Waste of Time'' includes [[StealthPun spleens instead of appendices, appendices,]] and they're scattered throughout the book rather than all placed at the end. Most of these are just quotes from various ''Creator/MontyPython'' sketches that are vaguely relevant to that part of the game.
12th Jan '17 4:05:14 PM malter
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* Newer 2D ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games as well as ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 3D Land}}/[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld World]]'' use level ''themes'' as numbers for special/final levels, such as ''World 3-[[BigBoosHaunt Ghost House]]'' or ''World 5-[[AutoScrollingLevel Airship]]'' (and sometimes more abstract ones like ''Mushroom, Star'' or ''[[BrutalBonusLevel Crown]]''), with a matching icon instead of a number. Sometimes entire worlds are "numbered" like this, which may lead to [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Department of Redundancy Departments]] such as ''World Castle-Castle''.

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* Newer 2D ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games as well as ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 3D Land}}/[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld World]]'' use level ''themes'' symbols as numbers for special/final levels, such as ''World 3-[[BigBoosHaunt Ghost House]]'' World 2-🏰 or ''World 5-[[AutoScrollingLevel Airship]]'' World 5-🚂 (and sometimes more abstract ones like ''Mushroom, Star'' 🍄, ⭐ or ''[[BrutalBonusLevel Crown]]''), with a matching icon instead of a number. [[BrutalBonusLevel 👑]]). Sometimes entire worlds are "numbered" numbered like this, which may lead to [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Department of Redundancy Departments]] such as ''World Castle-Castle''.World 🏰-🏰.
30th Sep '16 8:22:18 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/EvilZone'', the Japanese chapter titles for most characters' stories are conventionally enumerated in kanji, though some of them replace the 話 (chapter) counter with another kanji: Setsuna's story uses 幕 (act) and Tenpouin's story uses 夜 (night). Midori's story uses "Round 1," "Round 2," etc.; Erika's uses "Episode 1" through "Episode 10,"; and the GratuitousEnglish-loving Gally gets "1st Stage," "2nd Stage," and so on in romaji.

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* In ''VideoGame/EvilZone'', the Japanese chapter titles for most characters' stories are conventionally enumerated in kanji, though some of them replace the 話 (chapter) counter with another kanji: Setsuna's story uses 幕 (act) and Tenpouin's story uses 夜 (night). Midori's story uses "Round 1," "Round 2," etc.; Erika's uses "Episode 1" through "Episode 10,"; 10"; and the GratuitousEnglish-loving Gally gets "1st Stage," "2nd Stage," and so on in romaji.
30th Sep '16 8:21:49 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/EvilZone'', the Japanese chapter titles for most characters' stories are conventionally enumerated in kanji, though some of them replace the 話 (chapter) counter with another kanji: Setsuna's story uses 幕 (act) and Tenpouin's story uses 夜 (night). Midori's story uses "Round 1," "Round 2," etc.; Erika's uses "Episode 1" through "Episode 10,"; and the GratuitousEnglish-loving Gally gets "1st Stage," "2nd Stage," and so on in romaji.
29th Sep '16 10:44:01 AM VampireBuddha
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* In 1999, the publisher of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' decided to stop doing annuals in favour of triple-length [[ChristmasSpecial December issues]], which are cheaper and sell better. Each of these special issues has been given the number of the next year, starting with December 1999's 'prog 2000' and continuing through prog 2001 (December 2000), prog 2002 (December 2001), etc. Naturally, the number of the first issue of January directly follows that of the last issue of November, but the stories in the December issue still fall between them. One wonders what will happen when it actually reaches issue 2000.

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* In 1999, the publisher of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' decided to stop doing annuals in favour of triple-length [[ChristmasSpecial December issues]], which are cheaper and sell better. Each of these special issues has been given the number of the next year, starting with December 1999's 'prog 2000' and continuing through prog 2001 (December 2000), prog 2002 (December 2001), etc. Naturally, the number of the first issue of January directly follows that of the last issue of November, but the stories in the December issue still fall between them. One wonders what will happen This was all quietly ignored when it actually reaches issue the regular numbering reached 2000.
16th Sep '16 11:13:48 AM Aresd57
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** It was originally intended to have 7 acts. As time went on, however, more plot threads and characters were introduced, requiring more acts. Hence, we have, in order, Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Intermission 1, Act 4, Act 5 Act 1, Act 5 Act 2, Intermission 2, Act 6 Act 1, Act 6 Intermission 1, Act 6 Act 2, Act 6 Intermission 2, Act 6 Act 3, Act 6 Intermission 3, Act 6 Act 4, Act 6 Intermission 4, Act 6 Act 5 Act 1, Act 6 Act 5 Act 2, Act 6 Intermission 5 (including its own Intermissions 1 to 6 and an "Interfishin'"), Act 6 Act 6 Act 1, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1, Act 6 Act 6 Act 2, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 2, Act 6 Act 6 Act 3, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 3, Act 6 Act 6 Act 4, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4, and a currently ongoing Act 6 Act 6 Act 5.

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** It was originally intended to have 7 acts. As time went on, however, more plot threads and characters were introduced, requiring more acts. Hence, we have, in order, Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Intermission 1, Act 4, Act 5 Act 1, Act 5 Act 2, Intermission 2, Act 6 Act 1, Act 6 Intermission 1, Act 6 Act 2, Act 6 Intermission 2, Act 6 Act 3, Act 6 Intermission 3, Act 6 Act 4, Act 6 Intermission 4, Act 6 Act 5 Act 1, Act 6 Act 5 Act 2, Act 6 Intermission 5 (including its own Intermissions 1 to 6 and an "Interfishin'"), Act 6 Act 6 Act 1, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1, Act 6 Act 6 Act 2, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 2, Act 6 Act 6 Act 3, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 3, Act 6 Act 6 Act 4, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4, and a currently ongoing Act 6 Act 6 Act 5.5, Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 5, Act 6 Act 6 Act 6, and finally Act 7.
10th Sep '16 12:17:55 PM Korodzik
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* Creator/JacekDukaj's novel ''Inne pieśni'', set in a world where Greek culture is dominant, has its chapters numbered with consecutive Greek letters.
14th Aug '16 11:25:53 AM vorpalgirl
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* Creator/DCComics confused at least a few readers in 2016, when the ComicBook/DCRebirth relaunch, a borderline-but-not-quite {{reboot}} meant to [[RetCon tweak]] elements of their ComicBook/New52 continuity [[ContinuityPorn without abandoning]] [[CanonWelding the actual established stories and events]], started up, for two reasons: 1.) select LongRunners, namely ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' and ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', actually ''reverted back'' to the numbering system they had used ''before'' the [[ComicBook/New52 previous reboot]], meaning that for instance ''Detective Comics'' suddenly ''jumped up'' to number 930-something, and 2.) as part of their relaunch/launch of multiple titles, various books were announced as getting "new Number Ones" after they got what was referred to as their "''Rebirth'' one-shots", which were single-issue books that were titled, say, ''[[ComicBook/GreenLanterns Green Lanterns: Rebirth]]'', ''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman Wonder Woman: Rebirth]]'', etc., and were supposed to be jumping-on points for new readers to entice them into the following ongoing series. Except one must pity the poor reader who didn't realize that the "one-shots" inexplicably had an actual ''issue number'' in the upper right corner of the covers, which happened to be "1"... ''as did the following issue that would continue that book's story'', since as noted, they were getting "[[ExactWords new number ones in addition]]" to the ''Rebirth'' "one-shots". Additionally, some of the so-called "one-shots" weren't really standalone stories at all and were closely tied to the plots of one ([[BatFamilyCrossover or more]]) books involving their characters, leaving a reader slightly confused if they happen to skip the event's "one-shot" and try to jump straight to the "ongoing" story in one or more books. Which they might actually do, if they think it's another version of the "first issue" that just happens to have a VariantCover (which DC had also made clear every issue would get, after all).
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