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1st Jun '16 1:32:37 AM PaulA
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* All the chapters in Zelazny's ''Roadmarks'' are numbered either "One" or "Two," indicating separate plot threads.

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* All the chapters in Zelazny's ''Roadmarks'' are numbered either ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}'', which involves time travel, begins with "Two", followed by "One" or "Two," indicating separate plot threads.-- then another "Two", another "One", and so on through the book. The chapters numbered One follow the protagonist through the story; the chapters numbered Two contain related scenes in other times and places, and are not in chronological order.
1st Apr '16 4:33:08 AM malter
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* Newer 2D ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games as well as ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 3D Land}}/[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld World]]'' uses 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]]'' uses 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''.
1st Apr '16 4:31:43 AM malter
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* Newer 2D ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games as well as ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 3D Land}}/[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld World]]'' uses 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''.
8th Mar '16 3:04:50 PM dasuberkaiser
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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, 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 Intermissions 1 to 6 and an "Interfishin"), Act 6 Act 6 Act 1 and a currently ongoing Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1.

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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, 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"), "Interfishin'"), Act 6 Act 6 Act 1 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 Intermission 1.Act 5.
15th Jan '16 4:51:16 PM Trialman
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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.
24th Dec '15 5:23:48 PM JDButler
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* The StarWars films: The first entry was retroactively numbered Episode IV. Followed by Episodes V, VI, I, II, III, and VII in that order.
9th Dec '15 8:30:22 AM AaronOfMpls
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* ''Serpents Among the Ruins'', a Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra novel by David R. George III, has its chapters numbered from "Minus Ten" to "Plus One" (plus an Epilogue, for good measure). Chapter "Zero" is the main event of the plot.
23rd Oct '15 9:37:17 AM cdrood
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* There have been a number of series that have been rebooted to #1 to take advantage of the extra sales it generates. Then when the number of issues of the new volume and previous volume will add up to a multiple of 100, the old numbering will be restored to take advantage of the "anniversary"
9th Oct '15 8:23:45 PM MissMokushiroku
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* Literature/AtlantaNights has two chapters called Chapter 12 and no chapter 21. There's no real reason behind it, other than adding to the overall lack of professionalism in the book.

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* Literature/AtlantaNights ''Literature/AtlantaNights'' has two chapters called Chapter 12 and no chapter 21. There's no real reason behind it, other than adding to the overall lack of professionalism in the book.
8th Oct '15 9:56:39 PM JosephStaleknight
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* ''Webcomic/DecryptingRita'''s chapters start out normal at first but soon become Roman numerals before [[AnachronicOrder jumping around]]. Two are even repeated because their earlier instances have been corrupted, [[spoiler:thus obscuring some of the more surprising plot developments in the story]]. [[spoiler:It finally ends on Chapter Aleph, as in the cardinality of infinite sets.]]
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