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16th May '17 10:09:58 AM nombretomado
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* The ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': Almost everything you ''think'' is plot-relevant turns out to be instead this, and the original plot is abandoned later when the ''real'' plot kicks in.

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* The ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': Almost everything you ''think'' is plot-relevant turns out to be instead this, and the original plot is abandoned later when the ''real'' plot kicks in.
7th May '17 2:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TransformersTheMovie'' (the 1986 one, not the 2007 one) was positively ''full'' of these. [[TheScrappy Wheelie]] especially. The Quintessons also served no real purpose in the movie, though they were [[spoiler:revealed to be the creator of the Transformers and recurring villains]] in the TV series. The Junkions count too, but they're forgiven because Eric Idle made Wreck-Gar work (And they were generally awesome anyway).

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* ''TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' (the 1986 one, not the 2007 one) was positively ''full'' of these. [[TheScrappy Wheelie]] especially. The Quintessons also served no real purpose in the movie, though they were [[spoiler:revealed to be the creator of the Transformers and recurring villains]] in the TV series. The Junkions count too, but they're forgiven because Eric Idle made Wreck-Gar work (And they were generally awesome anyway).
16th Feb '17 3:16:41 PM AutumnLeaves
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** In ''Martin the Warrior'' some of the tribes do return as ChekhovsArmy (literally) by the end, but they are mostly used to make Martin's army bigger and the named characters from these tribes play no significant part other from just being there.


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* In ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'' the first book (the one that resembles the Oz series most) has pretty many wayside storms, rivers, tribes, and random standalone characters. However, some of them (like Ramina the Mouse Queen and the Leaper tribe) later become major [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunmen]].
31st Dec '16 1:42:42 PM nombretomado
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%%* EnidBlyton built lots of her fairy stories on this.

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%%* EnidBlyton Creator/EnidBlyton built lots of her fairy stories on this.
14th Dec '16 12:30:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'í: The various creature encounters in the movies are generally well-done uses of this trope. We didn't really ''need'' to see Luke pulled under garbage by a dianoga in ''Film/ANewHope'', or the Millennium Falcon almost get swallowed by a space slug in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', or the sea monster sequence in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', and most of these encounters didnít really advance the plot and were never mentioned again afterwards, but adventures like these helped establish that thereís a big galaxy out there beyond what happens in the main story.* The film ''Ator l'invincibile 2'' (1984) contained a sequence right in the middle involving a tribe of cannibals. Oddly enough, the USA DVD release (''FilM/CaveDwellers'') was titled after the Wacky Wayside Tribe.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'í: ''Franchise/StarWars'': The various creature encounters in the movies are generally well-done uses of this trope. We didn't really ''need'' to see Luke pulled under garbage by a dianoga in ''Film/ANewHope'', or the Millennium Falcon almost get swallowed by a space slug in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', or the sea monster sequence in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', and most of these encounters didnít really advance the plot and were never mentioned again afterwards, but adventures like these helped establish that thereís a big galaxy out there beyond what happens in the main story.story.
* The film ''Ator l'invincibile 2'' ("Ator the Invincible") (1984) contained a sequence right in the middle involving a tribe of cannibals. Oddly enough, the USA DVD release (''FilM/CaveDwellers'') was titled after the Wacky Wayside Tribe.



* The ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series is full of these. In ''Martin the Warrior'', the verse roadmap has nothing but {{Wacky Wayside Tribe}}s, likethe pygmy shrews.

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* The ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series is full of these. In ''Martin the Warrior'', the verse roadmap has nothing but {{Wacky Wayside Tribe}}s, likethe like the pygmy shrews. One particular example, a band of cannibalistic tree-dwelling rats called the Painted Ones, actually shows up as a regular wayside tribe throughout the series, appearing all over the books' timeline to temporarily inconvenience the heroes as they go about their quest.



* OlderThanFeudalism: The bulk of ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' is Odysseus and his men encountering Wacky Wayside Tribes during their journey home.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The bulk of ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' is Odysseus and his men encountering Wacky Wayside Tribes during their journey home. The putative main plot -- Odysseus getting back home -- is firmly in the backseat to his encounters with one strange, exotic threat after another, although some examples do impact the rest of the story -- his blinding of Polyphemus and resulting wrath of Poseidon are what caused Odysseus to spend so much time wandering lost to begin with, while Circe gave him instructions to reach the land of the dead to find a way back home, and his interactions with her have repercussions in the Odyssey's lost sequel, the Telegony, which centered around Circe and Odysseus' son.
14th Dec '16 12:17:10 PM Theriocephalus
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* One of the most famous (and successful) uses of this trope are the various "creature encounters" in the ''StarWars'' movies. We didn't really ''need'' to see Luke pulled under garbage by a dianoga in the first movie, or the Millennium Falcon almost get swallowed by a space slug in the second, but adventures like these helped establish that it's a big galaxy out there.
* The film ''Ator l'invincibile 2'' (1984) contained a sequence right in the middle involving a tribe of cannibals. Oddly enough, the USA DVD release (''FilM/CaveDwellers'') was titled after the Wacky Wayside Tribe.

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* One of ''Franchise/StarWars'í: The various creature encounters in the most famous (and successful) movies are generally well-done uses of this trope are the various "creature encounters" in the ''StarWars'' movies. trope. We didn't really ''need'' to see Luke pulled under garbage by a dianoga in the first movie, ''Film/ANewHope'', or the Millennium Falcon almost get swallowed by a space slug in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', or the second, sea monster sequence in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', and most of these encounters didnít really advance the plot and were never mentioned again afterwards, but adventures like these helped establish that it's thereís a big galaxy out there.
there beyond what happens in the main story.* The film ''Ator l'invincibile 2'' (1984) contained a sequence right in the middle involving a tribe of cannibals. Oddly enough, the USA DVD release (''FilM/CaveDwellers'') was titled after the Wacky Wayside Tribe.
4th Nov '16 2:19:58 AM Gemser
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* The film ''Ator l'invincibile 2'' (1984) contained a sequence right in the middle involving a tribe of cannibals. Oddly enough, the USA DVD release (''FilM/CaveDwellers'') was titled after the Wacky Wayside Tribe. This film richly deserved the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] treatment it received.

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* The film ''Ator l'invincibile 2'' (1984) contained a sequence right in the middle involving a tribe of cannibals. Oddly enough, the USA DVD release (''FilM/CaveDwellers'') was titled after the Wacky Wayside Tribe. This film richly deserved the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] treatment it received.
29th Oct '16 3:49:43 PM nombretomado
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* The beatniks from the John Waters version of ''{{Hairspray}}'' are arguably a two-person example. Their one scene is fairly brief and not really any more eccentric than the rest of the movie, but they don't tie into the plot and seem to just be there to briefly satirize a different side of the TheSixties than the rest of the film.

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* The beatniks from the John Waters version of ''{{Hairspray}}'' ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' are arguably a two-person example. Their one scene is fairly brief and not really any more eccentric than the rest of the movie, but they don't tie into the plot and seem to just be there to briefly satirize a different side of the TheSixties than the rest of the film.
16th Oct '16 4:48:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** The serial "The Keys of Marinus" is entirely made of this - the characters have to collect PlotCoupons from various locations on the planet, each of which has a different culture and threat. There's a LotusEaterMachine world that only Barbara can see through, a murder investigation world where the Doctor is a lawyer and has to use ThePerryMasonMethod to save Ian [[BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon after he picked up the knife]], an ice world where they have to fight ancient guardians and so on.
** Another Terry Nation serial, "The Chase", is like this - the Doctor is being followed by Daleks who have constructed their own TARDIS, and occasionally make pit-stops. When the Daleks first catch up to them on a desert planet, the setting and plot fit, but part 3 in particular is just two comedy setpieces (tourists on top of the Empire State Building, and people on the Marie Celeste) stuck together, neither of which change anything about the Doctor's predicament - we just see the TARDIS crew first poke their heads out, chat to people and leave, followed by the Daleks showing up.
** The serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]'' starts with a BottleEpisode where the Tardis materializes in a white void containing aggressive robots. As soon as the characters escape, these robots have no bearing on the plot of the rest of the serial.
** The otherwise brilliant "Genesis of the Daleks" has a laughable sequence where the Doctor and Harry battle a genetically engineered land clam that grabbed Harry's leg when he stepped on it. It comes out of nowhere, has no bearing on the gritty and tense plot about warfare and mad scientists, doesn't make a lot of sense and was clearly tossed in to [[{{Padding}} stretch the episode out another couple of minutes]].

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** The serial "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E5TheKeysOfMarinus The Keys of Marinus" Marinus]]" is entirely made of this - the characters have to collect PlotCoupons from various locations on the planet, each of which has a different culture and threat. There's a LotusEaterMachine world that only Barbara can see through, a murder investigation world where the Doctor is a lawyer and has to use ThePerryMasonMethod to save Ian [[BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon after he picked up the knife]], an ice world where they have to fight ancient guardians and so on.
** Another Terry Nation Creator/TerryNation serial, "The Chase", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase The Chase]]", is like this - the Doctor is being followed by Daleks who have constructed their own TARDIS, and occasionally make pit-stops. When the Daleks first catch up to them on a desert planet, the setting and plot fit, but part 3 in particular is just two comedy setpieces (tourists on top of the Empire State Building, and people on the Marie Celeste) stuck together, neither of which change anything about the Doctor's predicament - we just see the TARDIS crew first poke their heads out, chat to people and leave, followed by the Daleks showing up.
** The serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]'' Robber]]" starts with a BottleEpisode where the Tardis materializes in a white void containing aggressive robots. As soon as the characters escape, these robots have no bearing on the plot of the rest of the serial.
** The otherwise brilliant "Genesis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks" Daleks]]" has a laughable sequence where the Doctor and Harry battle a genetically engineered land clam that grabbed Harry's leg when he stepped on it. It comes out of nowhere, has no bearing on the gritty and tense plot about warfare and mad scientists, doesn't make a lot of sense and was clearly tossed in to [[{{Padding}} stretch the episode out another couple of minutes]].
10th Oct '16 2:18:27 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* A rather unfortunate example in ''The Courts of Chaos'', the fifth novel in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber''. Corwin is on a quest to deliver a McGuffin while being hounded by his evil brother [[spoiler:Brand]]. However he can't use his magic deck to simply teleport, so he has to reach the place by horse. Despite the book being less than 150 pages, over a half of them involve Corwin being sidetracked by random and irrelevant adventures; including him meeting a talking raven, finding the tree Yggdrasil, having a picnic with a seductive lady and getting his horse stolen by Leprechauns. This also counts as a case of TrappedByMountainLions as the book ''does'' have a lengthy plot, only Corwin misses most of it.

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* A rather unfortunate example in ''The Courts of Chaos'', the fifth novel in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber''. Corwin is on a quest to deliver a McGuffin while being hounded by his evil brother [[spoiler:Brand]].brother. However he can't use his magic deck to simply teleport, so he has to reach the place by horse. Despite the book being less than 150 pages, over a half of them involve Corwin being sidetracked by random and irrelevant adventures; including him meeting a talking raven, finding the tree Yggdrasil, having a picnic with a seductive lady and getting his horse stolen by Leprechauns. This also counts as a case of TrappedByMountainLions as the book ''does'' have a lengthy plot, only Corwin misses most of it.
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