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28th Sep '16 6:56:16 PM Jeduthun
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This trope is not about [[JustEatGilligan plot points that get dragged out long past when they should have been resolved]], but about plot points that are resolved, and then un-resolved, repeatedly. PostScriptSeason is related, but typically happens only once. See also: StatusQuoIsGod, FailureIsTheOnlyOption, SequelReset, HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, RelationshipRevolvingDoor, AesopAmnesia, OnceAnEpisode. JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison are related, employed so that villains may be defeated many times over.

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This trope is not about [[JustEatGilligan plot points that get dragged out long past when they should have been resolved]], but about plot points that are resolved, and then un-resolved, repeatedly. PostScriptSeason is related, but typically happens only once. See also: StatusQuoIsGod, FailureIsTheOnlyOption, SequelReset, HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, RelationshipRevolvingDoor, AesopAmnesia, OnceAnEpisode. OnceAnEpisode, HereWeGoAgain. JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison are related, employed so that villains may be defeated many times over.
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22nd Sep '16 9:43:39 PM nombretomado
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* The ''BloodyJack'' novels have this in a ''bad'' way. Since Book Two, every single book has Jackie wind up in trouble with the law, be separated from her "[[OfficialCouple true love]]", Jaimy, land in some kind of AttemptedRape / VirginTension scene, and [[YourCheatingHeart flirt and make out]] with at ''least'' one attractive young man (or, on occasion, an attractive young ''[[LesYay woman]]''). Usually, by the end of the book, the troubles are sorted out and Jackie and Jaimy are/are on the brink of being reunited--and then a new problem tears them apart.

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* The ''BloodyJack'' ''Literature/BloodyJack'' novels have this in a ''bad'' way. Since Book Two, every single book has Jackie wind up in trouble with the law, be separated from her "[[OfficialCouple true love]]", Jaimy, land in some kind of AttemptedRape / VirginTension scene, and [[YourCheatingHeart flirt and make out]] with at ''least'' one attractive young man (or, on occasion, an attractive young ''[[LesYay woman]]''). Usually, by the end of the book, the troubles are sorted out and Jackie and Jaimy are/are on the brink of being reunited--and then a new problem tears them apart.
18th Sep '16 9:03:22 AM bificommander
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* In the early seasons of the new ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', Gaius Baltar goes through the routine of dismissing Six as a figment of his imagination, only to get into a big problem which Six's advice bails him out of and accepting her as a separate entity with an OmniscientMoralityLicense multiple times.
19th Aug '16 7:36:48 AM smalltime
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had two different episodes back-to-back where the heroes mistook a human with an uncanny resemblance to Vilgax, as well as a similar name, for Vilgax in disguise; "Mystery, Incorporeal" and "Bengeance is Mine".

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had two different episodes back-to-back where the heroes mistook a human with an uncanny resemblance to Vilgax, as well as a similar name, for Vilgax in disguise; "Mystery, Incorporeal" and "Bengeance is Mine".
19th Aug '16 7:35:54 AM smalltime
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had two different episodes back-to-back where the heroes mistook a human with an uncanny resemblance to Vilgax, as well as a similar name, for Vilgax in disguise.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had two different episodes back-to-back where the heroes mistook a human with an uncanny resemblance to Vilgax, as well as a similar name, for Vilgax in disguise.disguise; "Mystery, Incorporeal" and "Bengeance is Mine".
10th Aug '16 6:08:47 PM Anddrix
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* The ComicBook/MarvelUniverse in general has always been pretty prone to use LetsYouAndHimFight, but as far back as ''at least'' ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' things have escalated to full-blown "WithUsOrAgainstUs" wars that keep swearing up and down that will change the Marvel Universe "forever" and have extended periods of people hating each other in the aftermath, then cooling down... and then along comes ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Johnathan Hickman's ''Avengers'' run, ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', and ''now'' we have ''[[ComicBook/CivilWarII Civil War]] [[ComicBook/CivilWarII TWO]]''... ''and'' there is a "Mutants Vs. Inhumans" coming up in the near future... [[BaseBreaker It has come to the point when people don't really know what to think of the situation]], [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and some people have actually quit reading Marvel Comics in disgust]].

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* The ComicBook/MarvelUniverse in general has always been pretty prone to use LetsYouAndHimFight, but as far back as ''at least'' ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' things have escalated to full-blown "WithUsOrAgainstUs" wars that keep swearing up and down that will change the Marvel Universe "forever" and have extended periods of people hating each other in the aftermath, then cooling down... and then along comes ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Johnathan Hickman's ''Avengers'' run, ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', and ''now'' we have ''[[ComicBook/CivilWarII Civil War]] [[ComicBook/CivilWarII TWO]]''... ''and'' there is a "Mutants Vs. Inhumans" coming up in the near future... [[BaseBreaker It has come to the point when people don't really know what to think of the situation]], situation, [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and some people have actually quit reading Marvel Comics in disgust]].
5th Aug '16 1:26:40 AM Freezer
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** "_____________ is a DeusExMachina or DiabolusExMachina": "[[TykeBomb Franklin's]] emerging power" has been replaced by "[[ChildProdigy Valeria]] has discovered something"
1st Aug '16 2:01:44 AM marcoasalazarm
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* The ComicBook/MarvelUniverse in general has always been pretty prone to use LetsYouAndHimFight, but as far back as ''at least'' ''ComicBook/CiivilWar'' things have escalated to full-blown "WithUsOrAgainstUs" wars that keep swearing up and down that will change the Marvel Universe "forever" and have extended periods of people hating each other in the aftermath, then cooling down... and then along comes ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Johnathan Hickman's ''Avengers'' run, ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', and ''now'' we have ''[[ComicBook/CivilWarII Civil War]] [[ComicBook/CivilWarII TWO]]''... ''and'' there is a "Mutants Vs. Inhumans" coming up in the near future... [[BaseBreaker It has come to the point when people don't really know what to think of the situation]], [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and some people have actually quit reading Marvel Comics in disgust]].

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* The ComicBook/MarvelUniverse in general has always been pretty prone to use LetsYouAndHimFight, but as far back as ''at least'' ''ComicBook/CiivilWar'' ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' things have escalated to full-blown "WithUsOrAgainstUs" wars that keep swearing up and down that will change the Marvel Universe "forever" and have extended periods of people hating each other in the aftermath, then cooling down... and then along comes ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Johnathan Hickman's ''Avengers'' run, ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', and ''now'' we have ''[[ComicBook/CivilWarII Civil War]] [[ComicBook/CivilWarII TWO]]''... ''and'' there is a "Mutants Vs. Inhumans" coming up in the near future... [[BaseBreaker It has come to the point when people don't really know what to think of the situation]], [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and some people have actually quit reading Marvel Comics in disgust]].
1st Aug '16 1:14:31 AM marcoasalazarm
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** The series premise: the X-Men will, forever, be "feared and hated". No matter what happens, no matter if the Avengers or the Government are on their side, no matter how many people are convinced, no matter how often people InUniverse and out swear that the Mutants will be accepted, yes, sir, ''this'' time it's permanent... rest assured, people hating "muties" (and armed with damn Sentinels) are coming up around the corner ''aaaaany'' moment now...
** And Mutantkind being a biologically endangered species has been done... how many times, already? Most fans may be able to remember at least three occasions: the Phalanx Virus, there was the post-''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' "curse" made by Scarlet Witch, and the most recent example being the Terigen Mists being ([[HandWave somehow]]) fatally poisonous to Mutants... and there is, of course, the many people/aliens/sentient bacteria that target mutants because they are mutants...



* ComicBook/{{Raven}} of ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' seemed to have found peace after she defeated her father in "ComicBook/TheTerrorOfTrigon" arc, but she wound up infected by his influence again in the early '90s. After her corrupted body was destroyed, she seemed to be free of evil (even if she was stuck in a golden spirit form). Flash forward to Teen Titans volume 3 and on, where the resurrected Raven had to fear being corrupted ''yet again'' by her father, who was inexplicably resurrected himself in Judd Winick's run of "Titans". The plot point of Raven going missing and having to be found or rescued was also recycled twice within volume 3. In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot, Raven's back to trying to fight her father's influence. Writers also seemed to constantly recycle the "will they or won't they?" question about her relationship with Beast Boy, seeming to settle on the two getting together before everything was rendered moot by ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''.

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* ComicBook/{{Raven}} of ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' seemed to have found peace after she defeated her father in "ComicBook/TheTerrorOfTrigon" arc, but she wound up infected by his influence again in the early '90s. After her corrupted body was destroyed, she seemed to be free of evil (even if she was stuck in a golden spirit form). Flash forward to Teen Titans volume 3 and on, where the resurrected Raven had to fear being corrupted ''yet again'' by her father, who was inexplicably resurrected himself in Judd Winick's run of "Titans". The plot point of Raven going missing and having to be found or rescued was also recycled twice within volume 3. In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot, Raven's back to trying to fight her father's influence. Writers also seemed to constantly recycle the "will they or won't they?" question about her relationship with Beast Boy, seeming to settle on the two getting together before everything was rendered moot by ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''.''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''.


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* The ComicBook/MarvelUniverse in general has always been pretty prone to use LetsYouAndHimFight, but as far back as ''at least'' ''ComicBook/CiivilWar'' things have escalated to full-blown "WithUsOrAgainstUs" wars that keep swearing up and down that will change the Marvel Universe "forever" and have extended periods of people hating each other in the aftermath, then cooling down... and then along comes ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Johnathan Hickman's ''Avengers'' run, ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', and ''now'' we have ''[[ComicBook/CivilWarII Civil War]] [[ComicBook/CivilWarII TWO]]''... ''and'' there is a "Mutants Vs. Inhumans" coming up in the near future... [[BaseBreaker It has come to the point when people don't really know what to think of the situation]], [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and some people have actually quit reading Marvel Comics in disgust]].
9th Jul '16 11:48:47 AM nombretomado
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* In the original run of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', three times in as many years, the Toa [[AesopAmnesia learn to work together as a team]], and Tahu and Kopaka go through several cycles of hating each other and gaining each other's respect.

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* In the original run of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', three times in as many years, the Toa [[AesopAmnesia learn to work together as a team]], and Tahu and Kopaka go through several cycles of hating each other and gaining each other's respect.
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