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12th Oct '17 11:21:22 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': The second party of the "Time is Money" serial, "The Duck Who Would Be King". On their way BackToTheFuture from OneMillionBC, Scrooge and company accidentally crash-land in the ancient oriental kingdom of Toupee and become involved in its internal politics. While "The Duck Who Would Be King" is considered an entertaining episode in its own right, it has next to no impact on the rest of the five-parter.
9th Oct '17 10:26:14 AM JohnShel91
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* Every side mission of every game in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries.

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* Every side mission of every game in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries.''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''.
9th Oct '17 10:25:52 AM JohnShel91
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* Every side mission of every game in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries.
27th Sep '17 12:44:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** "The Cave of Two Lovers" has a Wacky Wayside Tribe of what can only be the ''Avatar'' universe's equivalent of {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s (including one named Chong after famous RealLife hippie [[Creator/CheechAndChong Tommy Chong]]). The heroes travel with them through a cave, get lost, and use ThePowerOfLove (in the case of Aang and Katara) and guidance from giant [[MixAndMatchCritters badgermoles]] (in the case of Sokka and the hippies) to find their way out.

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** "The Cave of Two Lovers" has a Wacky Wayside Tribe of what can only be the ''Avatar'' universe's equivalent of {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s (including one named Chong after famous RealLife hippie [[Creator/CheechAndChong Tommy Chong]]). The heroes travel with them through a cave, get lost, and use ThePowerOfLove (in the case of Aang and Katara) and guidance from giant [[MixAndMatchCritters badgermoles]] (in the case of Sokka and the hippies) to find their way out.
1st Sep '17 12:35:18 AM marcoasalazarm
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* Near the end of ''Film/DamnationAlley'', the protagonists stop on a gas station to see if there is gas to syphon for their AwesomePersonnelCarrier, and encounter a bunch of [[HillbillyHorrors irradiated hillbillies]] that wanted to kill them and rape the sole woman of the group (and are taken out with a well-aimed rock, a few headshots and the Land Master's [[StuffBlowingUp rocket launcher]]). They are the only human antagonists that appear on the entire film.
1st Sep '17 12:25:10 AM PaulA
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* The Literature/DoctorDolittle books tend to have a lot of these. For instance, ''The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle'' has the entire subplot with Luke the Hermit and Dr. Dolittle saving him from a false accusation. It takes several chapters, but has no bearing whatsoever on the later story (apart from Luke making a brief appearance later on.)

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* The Literature/DoctorDolittle books tend to have a lot of these. For instance, ''The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle'' ''Literature/TheVoyagesOfDoctorDolittle'' has the entire subplot with Luke the Hermit and Dr. Dolittle saving him from a false accusation. It takes several chapters, but has no bearing whatsoever on the later story (apart from Luke making a brief appearance later on.)
23rd Aug '17 6:55:53 PM Khyron42_Prime
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', almost every non-main quest is this, often featuring a bizarre situation or antagonist but having little lasting relevance to the surrounding.
** Within the main story, the simulation where[[spoiler: your father]] is trapped makes barely enough sense to not be a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, but its length and [[ShootTheShaggyDog lack of lasting impact]] definitely qualify as this trope.
** And [[ThatOneSidequest Little Lamplight]], which features an actual "wacky" tribe of wasteland kids who waylay you for some time but are never mentioned again. Fortunately, they can be bypassed with a high Speech skill.
23rd Aug '17 5:13:06 PM Khyron42_Prime
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' features several examples, particularly Danaerys's visit to the city of Qarth and Brienne's ongoing, fruitless quest to find the girls she was charged to defend.
* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' grinds suddenly to a halt in order to detail the Lady De Winter's fictional retelling of her life story, which she tells her jailor as a ploy to enlist his help in her escape. If he lived even [[MauveShirt slightly longer]], this might have added something to the plot, but as it stands, it can be removed in its entirety without seriously impacting the story.
4th Aug '17 8:17:56 PM grapesandmilk
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* The trolls and Beorn in ''Literature/TheHobbit''. The spiders and elves count too, on a lesser note. One might argue that ''most'' of the journey in ''The Hobbit'' consists of random encounters with exotic peoples and characters; of them, only Elrond and Gollum have a notable influence on the overarching plot of Middle-Earth.

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* The trolls and Beorn in ''Literature/TheHobbit''. The spiders and elves count too, on a lesser note. One might argue that ''most'' of the journey in ''The Hobbit'' consists of random encounters with exotic peoples and characters; of them, only Elrond and Gollum have a notable influence on the overarching plot of Middle-Earth.plot.
16th Jul '17 9:06:31 PM Fireblood
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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 ''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 than from just being there.
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