History Main / UnusualChapterNumbers

23rd Dec '17 3:24:00 PM HNdSm
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* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' plot chapters are labeled #1, #2 and so on, but chapters about minor characters are labeled with â­. There are also a few 'natural' chapters.
* ''Manga/{{Nana}}'' has a book of extra episodes numbered "7.8": this is both a joke on the two protagonists' names (Nana = 7 and Hachi = 8 in Japanese) and a way to say it is meant to be read after volume 7 and before volume 8, it spite of this being published some time after these.
* Invoked in ADV Films' dub of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''; the tapes were referred to as "Genesis 0:1", "Genesis 0:2", etc. up to "Genesis 0:13".


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* In ''Literature/{{Hyouka}}'', an original (OVA) episode is set chronologically to be between episode 11 and 12, and therefore it is also known as episode 11.5.
* ''Manga/{{Nana}}'' has a book of extra episodes numbered "7.8": this is both a joke on the two protagonists' names (Nana = 7 and Hachi = 8 in Japanese) and a way to say it is meant to be read after volume 7 and before volume 8, it spite of this being published some time after these.
* Invoked in ADV Films' dub of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''; the tapes were referred to as "Genesis 0:1", "Genesis 0:2", etc. up to "Genesis 0:13".


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* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' plot chapters are labeled #1, #2 and so on, but chapters about minor characters are labeled with â­. There are also a few 'natural' chapters.
21st Dec '17 8:26:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In a similar manner to DC's original "zero issues", which were {{Flashback}}s to origin stories, Marvel had a FifthWeekEvent of stories set ''before'' the characters' origins ([[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] as a kid; mutants before the founding of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, etc), numbered "#-1".

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* In a similar manner to DC's original "zero issues", which were {{Flashback}}s to origin stories, Marvel had a FifthWeekEvent of stories set ''before'' the characters' origins ([[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] as a kid; mutants before the founding of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, etc), numbered "#-1".
7th Nov '17 8:39:51 PM PaulA
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* In ''Survivor'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, the chapter numbers count down, as do the page numbers.

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* In ''Survivor'' ''Literature/{{Survivor}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, the chapter numbers count down, as do the page numbers.
1st Nov '17 5:13:53 AM Korodzik
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* The nonfiction book ''[[http://10print.org/ 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10]]'', focusing on a historical program in the BASIC programming language, has its chapters numbered by multiples of 5 because that's how you'd usually number lines in a BASIC program (to be able to easily insert new lines in-between when necessary.)
26th Oct '17 12:46:02 PM ASBusinessMagnet
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** [[Fanfic/{{ITS MY LIFE}} MarissaTheWriter]] [[Fanfic/InvaderZimBornAgainChristian stories]] tend to exhibit this to some degree, but ''THE MARRISSA GAMES'' is absolutely the worst of the bunch when it comes to this; at first, it repeats chapter 2 due to the plot twist at its end not being especially clear, then makes Marrissa lose track of the chapter numbers altogether, naming chapters "(surry I forgoat which one)" and 2 again before picking back up at 7, skipping 8 to get to 9, and labeling the final chapter as "final" without a number.

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** [[Fanfic/{{ITS MY LIFE}} MarissaTheWriter]] [[Fanfic/InvaderZimBornAgainChristian stories]] tend to exhibit this to some degree, but ''THE MARRISSA GAMES'' is absolutely the worst of the bunch when it comes to this; at first, it repeats chapter 2 (with its exact name, ignoring the misspelling) due to the plot twist at its end not being especially clear, then makes Marrissa lose track of the chapter numbers altogether, naming chapters "(surry I forgoat which one)" and 2 again before picking back up at 7, skipping 8 to get to 9, and labeling the final chapter as "final" without a number.


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* [=ASBusinessMagnet=]'s fanfics, even if they are not trollfics, also tend to follow this. Usually, the theme is that they try to convey more information than if they were just numbers.
** The ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/28322 Portal 2: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time]]'' series had a habit of naming its "parts" based on the first letter of the name of whoever the point-of-view character is, if multiple point-of-view characters split up. This leads to quite a few problems, including but not limited to just looking at the chapter index making you realize [=ASBusinessMagnet=] abandoned character arcs, ''Portal 2 Episode Two: The Stupidest Sequel of All Time Part Two'' continuing the numbering and introducing two letters for the purpose (as one letter was not enough to distinguish the characters), and ''The Inevitable Sunset'' restarting the numbering and ending with a "Part 4l", named not for its point-of-view character, but for its guest author (which also has its own chapters).
** A common theme in [=ASBusinessMagnet=]'s fanfics throughout 2014 and 2015 is her writing a single, longer chapter, splitting it up into roughly 1000 word chunks due to not wanting to frighten anyone with a longer chapter, and then not coming up with the names for the sub-chapters, simply numbering them. This has happened to ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9982857/1/ Bright yet Dark]]'' with "Prologue" 1 to 4, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10078433/1/ Calliope and the Final Update]]'' with "Homosuck Again" 1 to 4 and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10988057/1/ Back to the Past: The Jennifer Parker Story]]'' with "Temporal Experiment" 1 to 3. Whether or not these are a single multi-part chapter or separate chapters is entirely up to debate.
** ''Fanfic/CalliopesUpdateGirl'' series is split up into "stages" (labeled with Arabic numerals) and "loading screens" (labeled with Roman numerals), each of which typically contains 14 chapters, leading to the chapters being numbered "stage.chapter" in the official book releases, though the table of contents still features chapter numbers as they appear on the Internet.
26th Oct '17 8:01:31 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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* A common trope with TrollFic[=s=], given how their authors care little for any formality, including chapter numbers, and therefore, not only will chapter numbers be inconsistent, they might be subjected to RougeAnglesOfSatin when spelled out.

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* A common trope with in TrollFic[=s=], given how their authors care little for any formality, including chapter numbers, and therefore, not only will chapter numbers be inconsistent, they might be subjected to RougeAnglesOfSatin when spelled out.
26th Oct '17 7:53:24 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** ''Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' ends up having two of it's Chapters labelled as the 14th. Apparently, the author gained some reviews that threatened her to not post Chapter 13, so she just said, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin THEIR IS NO CHAPTAR 13!!!]]", and labelled the 13th chapter as "CHAP 14: THEIR IS NO CHAP 13" (despite the website still identifying it as Chapter 13), and then the next chapter was labelled Chapter 14-2.

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** ''Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' ends up having two of it's Chapters labelled as the 14th. Apparently, the author gained some reviews that threatened her to not post Chapter 13, so she just said, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin THEIR IS NO CHAPTAR 13!!!]]", and labelled the 13th chapter as "CHAP 14: THEIR IS NO CHAP 13" (despite the website still identifying it as Chapter 13), 13 and therefore producing the oxymoron "Chapter 13: THEIR IS NO CHAP 13"), and then the next chapter was labelled Chapter 14-2.
26th Oct '17 7:33:18 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** ''Post-[=SCrash=] Session 2: The Belorussian Aliens'', of the [[Fanfic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse ITS MY LIFE! Expanded Universe]], while being a trollfic, also tries to apply some internal logic to its chapter numbers: in Chapter 3, as a HostileShowTakeover occurs, and the fic restarts at Chapter 1. However, the next chapter after that one is not 2 but 1,5, as its events precede that of Chapter 2. After that, though, the chapters continue to be labeled with halves, concluding the fic with 3,5 (as it follows Chapter 3 plot-wise) and 4,5 (even though there is no 4).

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** ''Post-[=SCrash=] Session 2: The Belorussian Aliens'', of the [[Fanfic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse ITS MY LIFE! Expanded Universe]], while being a trollfic, also tries to apply some internal logic to its chapter numbers: in Chapter 3, as a HostileShowTakeover occurs, and the fic restarts at Chapter 1. However, the next chapter after that one is not 2 but 1,5, as its events precede that of Chapter 2. After that, though, the chapters continue to be labeled with halves, concluding the fic with 3,5 (as it follows Chapter 3 plot-wise) and 4,5 (even though there is no 4).
26th Oct '17 7:29:42 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** ''Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' ends up having two of it's Chapters labelled as the 14th. Apparently, the author gained some reviews that threatened her to not post Chapter 13, so she just said, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin THEIR IS NO CHAPTAR 13!!!]]", and labelled the 13th chapter as Chapter 14(Despite the website still identifying it as Chapter 13), and then the next chapter was labelled Chapter 14-2.
** ''Post-[=SCrash=] Session 2: The Belorussian Aliens'', of the [[Fanfic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse ITS MY LIFE! Expanded Universe]], while being a trollfic, also tries to apply some internal logic to its chapter numbers: in chapter 3, as a HostileShowTakeover occurs, the fic restarts at chapter 1. However, the next chapter after that one is not 2 but 1,5, as its events precede that of chapter 2. After that, though, the chapters continue to be labeled with halves, concluding the fic with 3,5 (as it follows chapter 3 plot-wise) and 4,5 (even though there is no 4).

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** ''Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' ends up having two of it's Chapters labelled as the 14th. Apparently, the author gained some reviews that threatened her to not post Chapter 13, so she just said, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin THEIR IS NO CHAPTAR 13!!!]]", and labelled the 13th chapter as Chapter 14(Despite "CHAP 14: THEIR IS NO CHAP 13" (despite the website still identifying it as Chapter 13), and then the next chapter was labelled Chapter 14-2.
** ''Post-[=SCrash=] Session 2: The Belorussian Aliens'', of the [[Fanfic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse ITS MY LIFE! Expanded Universe]], while being a trollfic, also tries to apply some internal logic to its chapter numbers: in chapter Chapter 3, as a HostileShowTakeover occurs, and the fic restarts at chapter Chapter 1. However, the next chapter after that one is not 2 but 1,5, as its events precede that of chapter Chapter 2. After that, though, the chapters continue to be labeled with halves, concluding the fic with 3,5 (as it follows chapter Chapter 3 plot-wise) and 4,5 (even though there is no 4).
26th Oct '17 7:27:05 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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* ''Fanfic/StarkitsProphecy'' is more than a little careless with its chapter numbers. Whether or not numbers are being skipped or duplicated, they are frequently subjected to RougeAnglesOfSatin when spelled out.
* ''Post-[=SCrash=] Session 2: The Belorussian Aliens'', of the [[Fanfic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse ITS MY LIFE! Expanded Universe]]: in chapter 3, a HostileShowTakeover occurs and the fic restarts at chapter 1. However, the next chapter after that one is not 2 but 1,5, as its events precede that of chapter 2. After that, though, the chapters continue to be labeled with halves, concluding the fic with 3,5 and 4,5.
* Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod ends up having two of it's Chapters labelled as the 14th. Apparently, the author gained some reviews that threatened her to not post Chapter 13, so she just said, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin THEIR IS NO CHAPTAR 13!!!]]", and labelled the 13th chapter as Chapter 14(Despite the website still identifying it as Chapter 13), and then the next chapter was labelled Chapter 14-2.

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* A common trope with TrollFic[=s=], given how their authors care little for any formality, including chapter numbers, and therefore, not only will chapter numbers be inconsistent, they might be subjected to RougeAnglesOfSatin when spelled out.
**
''Fanfic/StarkitsProphecy'' is more than a little careless with its chapter numbers. Whether or not numbers are being skipped or duplicated, they are frequently subjected to RougeAnglesOfSatin ensues.
** [[Fanfic/{{ITS MY LIFE}} MarissaTheWriter]] [[Fanfic/InvaderZimBornAgainChristian stories]] tend to exhibit this to some degree, but ''THE MARRISSA GAMES'' is absolutely the worst of the bunch
when spelled out.
*
it comes to this; at first, it repeats chapter 2 due to the plot twist at its end not being especially clear, then makes Marrissa lose track of the chapter numbers altogether, naming chapters "(surry I forgoat which one)" and 2 again before picking back up at 7, skipping 8 to get to 9, and labeling the final chapter as "final" without a number.
** ''Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' ends up having two of it's Chapters labelled as the 14th. Apparently, the author gained some reviews that threatened her to not post Chapter 13, so she just said, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin THEIR IS NO CHAPTAR 13!!!]]", and labelled the 13th chapter as Chapter 14(Despite the website still identifying it as Chapter 13), and then the next chapter was labelled Chapter 14-2.
**
''Post-[=SCrash=] Session 2: The Belorussian Aliens'', of the [[Fanfic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse ITS MY LIFE! Expanded Universe]]: Universe]], while being a trollfic, also tries to apply some internal logic to its chapter numbers: in chapter 3, as a HostileShowTakeover occurs and occurs, the fic restarts at chapter 1. However, the next chapter after that one is not 2 but 1,5, as its events precede that of chapter 2. After that, though, the chapters continue to be labeled with halves, concluding the fic with 3,5 and 4,5.
* Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod ends up having two of it's Chapters labelled as the 14th. Apparently, the author gained some reviews that threatened her to not post Chapter 13, so she just said, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin THEIR IS NO CHAPTAR 13!!!]]", and labelled the 13th
(as it follows chapter as Chapter 14(Despite the website still identifying it as Chapter 13), 3 plot-wise) and then the next chapter was labelled Chapter 14-2.4,5 (even though there is no 4).
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