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24th Jan '16 9:24:47 AM nombretomado
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* Main plot of ''StrangersInParadise'' is lengthy [[UnresolvedSexualTension will-they-won't-they relationship]], and so are several main subplots. That reasons for this yoyoing are more realistic than in other examples doesn't help, because they go back and forth just too many times. One plot that isn't romantic features organization "The Big Six" repeatedly pursuing the main character. Each time the story resolves with the leader of "Big Six" dead and the organization seemingly dismantled, or at least promising to leave main characters alone. However, each time it soon turns out that "The Big Six" still exists and one of ex-minions, now promoted into the big boss, decided to continue pursuing the main character for various reasons.
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* Main plot of ''StrangersInParadise'' ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' is lengthy [[UnresolvedSexualTension will-they-won't-they relationship]], and so are several main subplots. That reasons for this yoyoing are more realistic than in other examples doesn't help, because they go back and forth just too many times. One plot that isn't romantic features organization "The Big Six" repeatedly pursuing the main character. Each time the story resolves with the leader of "Big Six" dead and the organization seemingly dismantled, or at least promising to leave main characters alone. However, each time it soon turns out that "The Big Six" still exists and one of ex-minions, now promoted into the big boss, decided to continue pursuing the main character for various reasons.
24th Dec '15 3:31:36 PM smalltime
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** All of the sequels have an old acquaintance of Rothbart as the main villain.
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** All of the The first two sequels both have an old acquaintance of Rothbart as the main villain.
24th Dec '15 3:22:51 PM smalltime
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** All of the sequels have an old acquaintance of Rothbart as the main villain.
6th Dec '15 10:54:56 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* After being a CosmicPlaything so long, one would think that Kratos from ''Franchise/GodOfWar'' would learn to not trust any god who tells him to do something. And yet, he always goes along with the machinations and whims of one of the gods of Olympus or the titans who claim to be on his side, and acts surprised when they inevitably [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness turn on him]]. Kratos then swears vengeance against the gods and that he'll never trust them again, only to completely forget about this come the next game. It's only in the GrandFinale of the series, ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'', that Kratos finally seems to wise up.
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* After being a CosmicPlaything so long, one would think that Kratos from ''Franchise/GodOfWar'' ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' would learn to not trust any god who tells him to do something. And yet, he always goes along with the machinations and whims of one of the gods of Olympus or the titans who claim to be on his side, and acts surprised when they inevitably [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness turn on him]]. Kratos then swears vengeance against the gods and that he'll never trust them again, only to completely forget about this come the next game. It's only in the GrandFinale of the series, ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'', that Kratos finally seems to wise up.
4th Dec '15 12:37:06 PM Knowledgeseeker
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* Smaller time frame (only throughout one season, which happens to be the last), but the BrokenBird arc of the titular character of ''TheLegendOfKorra'' is this. Five years after being crippled mentally and physically by [[BombThrowingAnarchists The Red Lotus]], she is still crippled by PTSD, nightmares of the torture she endured at the Lotus' hands, hallucinations (of Lotus leader Zaheer and an evil version of herself) and the damage to her body done by mercury poisoning. Several times throughout the season she ''seems'' to obtain an EpiphanyTherapy and improvement of her body via medicine and TrainingFromHell, only for the ''next'' episode to showcase that she has not improved at all. This goes for so long that people disagreed greatly with the speech she gave to the season's villain in the end that the suffering made her a greater person (part of this is ValuesDissonance (because spiritual improvement through suffering ''is'' a tenant of Buddhism), but critics pointed to that this ''could'' have been "learned" much earlier in the season and not turn her moments when [[HesBack She's Back]] into a collection of [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]]).
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* Smaller time frame (only throughout one season, which happens to be the last), but the BrokenBird arc of the titular character of ''TheLegendOfKorra'' is this. Five Three years after being crippled mentally and physically by [[BombThrowingAnarchists The Red Lotus]], she is still crippled by PTSD, nightmares of the torture she endured at the Lotus' hands, hallucinations (of Lotus leader Zaheer and an evil version of herself) and the damage to her body done by mercury poisoning. Several times throughout the season she ''seems'' to obtain an EpiphanyTherapy and improvement of her body via medicine and TrainingFromHell, only for the ''next'' episode to showcase that she has not improved at all. This goes for so long that people disagreed greatly with the speech she gave to the season's villain in the end that the suffering made her a greater person (part of this is ValuesDissonance (because spiritual improvement through suffering ''is'' a tenant of Buddhism), but critics pointed to that this ''could'' have been "learned" much earlier in the season and not turn her moments when [[HesBack She's Back]] into a collection of [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]]).
11th Nov '15 2:38:23 PM bravo104
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* The infamous ''BattlefieldEarth''decides to have the majority of its run time consist of nothing but the main character escaping from the psychlos and then being recaptured.
24th Oct '15 6:55:58 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Smaller time frame (only throughout one season, which happens to be the last), but the BrokenBird arc of the titular character of ''TheLegendOfKorra'' is this. Five years after being crippled mentally and physically by [[BombThrowingAnarchists The Red Lotus]], she is still crippled by PTSD, nightmares of the torture she endured at the Lotus' hands, hallucinations (of Lotus leader Zaheer and an evil version of herself) and the damage to her body done by mercury poisoning. Several times throughout the season she ''seems'' to obtain an EpiphanyTherapy and improvement of her body via medicine and TrainingFromHell, only for the ''next'' episode to showcase that she has not improved at all. This goes for so long that people disagreed greatly with the speech she gave to the season's villain in the end that the suffering made her a greater person (part of this is ValuesDissonance (because spiritual improvement through suffering ''is'' a tenant of Buddhism), but critics pointed to that this ''could'' have been "learned" much earlier in the season and not turn her moments when [[HesBack She's Back]] into a collection of [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]]).
14th Oct '15 10:43:50 AM Drgonzo
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** Lampshaded and played for humor anytime Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart. At one point, Bob outright says he's only doing it because it's what's expected of him.
10th Oct '15 10:24:53 AM nombretomado
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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 {{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 {{New 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}}''.
9th Oct '15 3:32:03 AM Silverblade2
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* {{Soap Opera}}s - thanks to their never ending nature, decades on the air, and poor quality of writers at the helm of most - suffer greatly from this. True, it was never uncommon for super couples to get divorced and remarried several times over. However, it seems like these couples divorce and remarry each four or five times over the course of ten years. Problem is, the things that break the couples up in the first place are never addressed or rectified. It's usually some variation on YourCheatingHeart, however.
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