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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.
30th Nov '16 12:32:01 AM GhostLad
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has been put through the wringer with his allies, friends and the Bat-Family -- sometimes in multi-month, multi-title events -- and came out of them promising to be less of a jerk to everyone. It never sticks.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has been put through fans have have long noted the wringer with "Batdickery" cycle. A) Batman acts like a dick to his allies, 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 Bat-Family -- sometimes 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 events -- and came out of them promising 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 jerk dick. D) [[AesopAmnesia Batman acts like a dick to everyone. It never sticks.his closest friends and allies]]. Rinse and repeat.
30th Nov '16 12:10:01 AM GhostLad
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** 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...

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** 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 Legacy Virus, there was the post-''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' "curse" made by Scarlet Witch, and the most recent example being the Terigen 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...
6th Oct '16 1:49:50 AM Malitia
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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... 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... 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]].
3rd Oct '16 4:42:08 AM Zeke
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* Crichton and Aeryn's relationship on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. First Crichton is the pursuer, and various issues (Aeryn's own hangups due to her Peacekeeper upbringing, Scorpius, Aeryn dying and coming back to life due to a HeroicSacrifice, then ''Crichton'' dying for good, but at the same time still being around) keep hitting the reset button of their relationship despite their clear feelings for one another. And then in season four it gets ''reversed'', with Aeryn actively pursuing Crichton, while Crichton tries to distance himself (mainly due to fears of Scorpius hurting her to get to him). They variously hook up, get together and breakup several times through all the insanity, before it's finally resolved in the final third of season 4.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' examples:
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Crichton and Aeryn's relationship on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.relationship. First Crichton is the pursuer, and various issues (Aeryn's own hangups due to her Peacekeeper upbringing, Scorpius, Aeryn dying and coming back to life due to a HeroicSacrifice, then ''Crichton'' dying for good, but at the same time still being around) keep hitting the reset button of their relationship despite their clear feelings for one another. And then in season four it gets ''reversed'', with Aeryn actively pursuing Crichton, while Crichton tries to distance himself (mainly due to fears of Scorpius hurting her to get to him). They variously hook up, get together and breakup several times through all the insanity, before it's finally resolved in the final third of season 4.4.
** 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!
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.
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