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11th Feb '17 9:48:14 AM Bissek
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* A common complaint with ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' was that the relationship between Keiichi and Belldandy progressed at a snail's pace, largely due to this trope. Their relationship would seem to be moving forward, and then something would put it right back to square one. Whether it be some godly threat to the heavens and Earth, or one of Belldandy's fellow gods deciding to keep Keiichi away from her, it seemed like the universe just didn't want them to be together. The manga began in 1988, and when it ended over twenty-five years later in 2014, the relationship between the two main characters had ''barely'' progressed beyond what wasn't [[SnapBack snapped back]].

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* A common complaint with ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' was that the relationship between Keiichi and Belldandy progressed at a snail's pace, largely due to this trope. Their relationship would seem to be moving forward, and then something would put it right back to square one. Whether it be some godly threat to the heavens and Earth, or one of Belldandy's fellow gods deciding to keep Keiichi away from her, it seemed like the universe just didn't want them to be together. The manga began [[spoiler:This turned out to be literally true - in 1988, the final arc it was revealed that the Ultimate Force was deliberately keeping them from getting too close, and when it ended over twenty-five years later in 2014, the penultimate volume is about [=K1=] and Bell convincing her father Tyr to give his permission for their relationship between to progress. They get married in the two main characters had ''barely'' progressed beyond what wasn't [[SnapBack snapped back]].final chapter.]]
28th Jan '17 12:49:05 PM Meneth
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** The cast are always on the run, but who they're on the run ''from'' changes several times (from Crais to Scorpius, then Grayza, with the Scarrans sometimes thrown in). What really earns this series extra yo-yo points is that Season 2 keeps Season 1's intro dialogue, where John says he's being "hunted by an insane military commander" -- and that's still accurate, it's just a ''different military commander'' now!

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** The cast are always on the run, but who they're on the run ''from'' changes several times (from Crais to Scorpius, then Grayza, with the Scarrans sometimes thrown in). What really earns this series extra yo-yo points is that Season 2 keeps Season 1's intro dialogue, where John says he's being "hunted by an insane military commander" -- and that's still accurate, it's just a ''different military commander'' now!now, and a different reason for hunting him!
26th Jan '17 7:39:48 AM hszmv1
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*** This was due to DC wanting the comic book marriage and the TV marriage to coincide. Originally, the show needed the time to build that point, so DC put out the DeathOfSuperman arc to act as filler. Then the show got to it's point, but the comics were delayed and needed time, so the show had to fudge their intended marriage... twice... to accommodate. The title of the episode was just as likely a writer voicing his frustration as was it was a joke with the fans.
14th Jan '17 4:19:10 AM smalltime
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had two 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 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". Although, only the latter dedicated the entire plot to the misunderstanding.
9th Jan '17 12:08:00 AM marcoasalazarm
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** 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 Legacy Virus, there was the post-''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' "curse" made by Scarlet Witch, and the most recent example being the Tereigen 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...

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** 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 Legacy Virus, there was the post-''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' "curse" made by Scarlet Witch, and the most recent example being the Tereigen 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... WordOfGod swears up and down that these kind of plots will stop for good after ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', but the response of the fans (although grateful overall for the attempt at an AuthorsSavingThrow) is "we'll see".


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** The X-Men being pretty much at each other's throats on a constant basis, backstabbing and generally being barely able to tolerate each other because they cannot agree on how to do something (the Cyclops-Vs.-Wolverine animosity being one of the biggest examples, with Hank/Beast's TookALevelInJerkass curve in the face of the constant "endangered species" arcs taking a toll on him being another one). Again, Marvel swears that they will cut down on this after ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'' in order to allow the group to just be heroes, but ''nobody'' expects it to stick.
8th Dec '16 2:44:12 PM MagBas
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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Chuck and Sarah's relationship. It's clear from the beginning there's mutual attraction between them, but Chuck's poor self-esteem and Sarah's own relationship issues are just the beginning of their WillTheyOrWontThey troubles. The reset button on their relationship is smacked hard ''repeatedly'' throughout the first two and a half seasons as they get closer only for one or the other to decide they need to back off, Sarah because her feelings for Chuck make it harder to do her job, Chuck because Bryce convinces him Sarah's feelings for him will get her killed. The destruction of the second Intersect at the beginning of season 2 forces them to put their attempt to start a relationship on hold when Sarah has to go back to work protecting him. In the penultimate episode of season 2 it appears Chuck and Sarah will ''finally'' get together. And then Chuck downloads Intersect 2.0 and decides to be a spy, leading to a ''much''-derided return to the Will They/Won't They tango (particularly with the introduction of [[TheScrappy Shaw]] as Chuck's rival for Sarah's affections) before they finally get together for real midway through the third season. And then Sarah [[spoiler:gets BrainwashedAndCrazy in the series finale, ''wiping out all five years of the series''. It's strongly implied they stay together at the end and Sarah's memory hasn't been completely destroyed, but needless to say fans weren't pleased by yet ''another'' smack of the reset button.]]

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Chuck and Sarah's relationship. It's clear from the beginning there's mutual attraction between them, but Chuck's poor self-esteem and Sarah's own relationship issues are just the beginning of their WillTheyOrWontThey troubles. The reset button on their relationship is smacked hard ''repeatedly'' throughout the first two and a half seasons as they get closer only for one or the other to decide they need to back off, Sarah because her feelings for Chuck make it harder to do her job, Chuck because Bryce convinces him Sarah's feelings for him will get her killed. The destruction of the second Intersect at the beginning of season 2 forces them to put their attempt to start a relationship on hold when Sarah has to go back to work protecting him. In the penultimate episode of season 2 it appears Chuck and Sarah will ''finally'' get together. And then Chuck downloads Intersect 2.0 and decides to be a spy, leading to a ''much''-derided return to the Will They/Won't They tango (particularly with the introduction of [[TheScrappy Shaw]] of Shaw as Chuck's rival for Sarah's affections) before they finally get together for real midway through the third season. And then Sarah [[spoiler:gets BrainwashedAndCrazy in the series finale, ''wiping out all five years of the series''. It's strongly implied they stay together at the end and Sarah's memory hasn't been completely destroyed, but needless to say fans weren't pleased by yet ''another'' smack of the reset button.]]
6th Dec '16 4:47:36 AM smalltime
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* In most ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' specials, Phineas gets into a conflict with one of his siblings. Most of the time it's Candace, but in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbStarWars'' it's Ferb. ''[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbNightOfTheLivingPharmacists Night of the Living Pharmacists]]'' is the only special where this doesn't happen.
1st Dec '16 9:53:49 PM Alvin
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** House's Vicodin addiction has him beat it them relapse over and over. Surprising many fans, after his stint in a psychiatric hospital House managed to go [[spoiler:the entirety of Season 6 without going back to Vicodin, even right up to the last moment of the season finale when he chooses Cuddy over pills]]. This comes after repeated failures in this area over the course of the series, and his repeated OffTheWagon moments are [[RealityIsUnrealistic a pretty realistic depiction]] of drug addiction and relapse.

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** House's Vicodin addiction has him beat it them then relapse over and over. Surprising many fans, after his stint in a psychiatric hospital House managed to go [[spoiler:the entirety of Season 6 without going back to Vicodin, even right up to the last moment of the season finale when he chooses Cuddy over pills]]. This comes after repeated failures in this area over the course of the series, and his repeated OffTheWagon moments are [[RealityIsUnrealistic a pretty realistic depiction]] of drug addiction and relapse.
30th Nov '16 12:46:12 AM GhostLad
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** Illyana Rasputin tends to have one repeating story, in which Illyana struggles and inevitably fails to resist the evil in her soul, leading to her FaceHealTurn and transformation into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the Darkchilde]] until she's reset to struggling to resist the evil in her soul.
30th Nov '16 12:32:30 AM GhostLad
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} fans have have long noted the "Batdickery" cycle. A) Batman acts like a dick to his closest friends and allies (such as manipulating them, lying to them about things they really need to know, creating elaborate secret plans and technology to defeat his own allies, or building an orbiting AI supercomputer to secretly spy on the entire planet). B) It all goes horribly wrong, generally resulting in Batman's closest friends and allies suffering and occasionally dying over the course of a [[BatFamilyCrossover multi-month, multi-title event]]. Everyone loses their trust in Batman, leading to more suffering because the heroes can on longer work together. C) Batman learns to be less of a dick. D) [[AesopAmnesia Batman acts like a dick to his closest friends and allies]]. Rinse and repeat.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} fans have have long noted the "Batdickery" cycle. A) Batman acts like a dick to his closest friends and allies (such as manipulating them, lying to them about things they really need to know, creating elaborate secret plans and technology to defeat his own allies, or building an orbiting AI supercomputer to secretly spy on the entire planet). B) It all goes horribly wrong, generally resulting in Batman's closest friends and allies suffering and occasionally dying over the course of a [[BatFamilyCrossover multi-month, multi-title event]]. Everyone loses their trust in Batman, leading to more suffering because the heroes can on no longer work together. C) Batman learns to be less of a dick. D) [[AesopAmnesia Batman acts like a dick to his closest friends and allies]]. Rinse and repeat.
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