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17th Jul '17 9:28:19 PM infernape612
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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.

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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 ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' to act as filler. Then the show got to it's its 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.
4th Jul '17 10:46:10 AM wuggles
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* On ''Series/{{Awkward}}'', Jenna and Matty's relationship. Although they haven't been officially together since season 2, their relationship keeps going through the same stages: Jenna/Matty realizes they're still in love. However, one of them is beginning to be involved with someone else. They briefly flirt with getting back together. Jenna then does something to mess it up. The other party ends up breaking up with the other person. Repeat next season.

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* On ''Series/{{Awkward}}'', Jenna and Matty's relationship. Although they haven't been weren't officially together since after season 2, their relationship keeps kept going through the same stages: Jenna/Matty realizes realized they're still in love. However, one of them is beginning begins to be involved with someone else. They briefly flirt with getting back together. Jenna then does did something to mess it up. The other party ends up breaking would break up with the other person. Repeat next season.
28th Jun '17 5:12:34 AM MrItty
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Rumplestiltskin has become the Dark One, overcome it, succumbed again, died, reborn as the Dark One, lost the powers again, and intentionally resumed being the Dark One. His character growth and development is summarily tossed in the garbage with each trip through the revolving door.
13th Jun '17 4:22:08 PM timotaka
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* Over the course of ''Series/BreakingBad'', Walt and Jesse (either together or separately) would quit cooking meth realizing that it's unethical, causes only problems or they have enough money then [[IgnoredEpiphany go back to buisness a few episodes later]].

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* Over the course of ''Series/BreakingBad'', Walt and Jesse (either together or separately) would quit cooking meth realizing that it's unethical, causes only problems or they have enough money then [[IgnoredEpiphany go back to buisness business a few episodes later]].
8th Jun '17 12:31:54 PM mouschilight
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8th Jun '17 12:30:07 PM mouschilight
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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'' while the romances are definitely of the WillTheyOrWontThey variety, the true culprit is the main plot of killing [[BigBad Naraku]]. They get close, then he escapes. [=InuYasha=] gets a new attack that makes it possible for him to kill Naraku. Naraku [[IAmNotLeftHanded levels up]] and defeats it. Rinse and repeat for [[EndingFatigue way too long]].
* Poor Sora of ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' is a living yoyo: no matter how hard she works, no matter how spectacular a performance she turns in, at the end of each Kaleido Stage production she falls back to the bottom of the pecking order and has to work her way up all over again. It's only at the end of Season One that she's acknowledged as the true prima donna of the stage... whereupon the show got a sequel, and a PostScriptSeason saw her "star" status usurped yet again.



* Early in the run of ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'', protagonists Miki and Yuu find their slowly-developing love to be threatened by new characters, love triangles, and typical rom-com misunderstandings. Fortunately, love wins out, and they remain together in the end. This happens again. And again. And keeps happening. It seems that you simply cannot add another new character or event to the story without having Yuu and Miki (especially Miki) question the other's already-proven affection. A few episodes before the end of the anime Miki herself admits that she's tired of the constant doubt and worrying and calls off the whole relationship. This is later resolved, but you can't help but agree with her.



* Poor Sora of ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' is a living yoyo: no matter how hard she works, no matter how spectacular a performance she turns in, at the end of each Kaleido Stage production she falls back to the bottom of the pecking order and has to work her way up all over again. It's only at the end of Season One that she's acknowledged as the true prima donna of the stage... whereupon the show got a sequel, and a PostScriptSeason saw her "star" status usurped yet again.
* Early in the run of ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'', protagonists Miki and Yuu find their slowly-developing love to be threatened by new characters, love triangles, and typical rom-com misunderstandings. Fortunately, love wins out, and they remain together in the end. This happens again. And again. And keeps happening. It seems that you simply cannot add another new character or event to the story without having Yuu and Miki (especially Miki) question the other's already-proven affection. A few episodes before the end of the anime Miki herself admits that she's tired of the constant doubt and worrying and calls off the whole relationship. This is later resolved, but you can't help but agree with her.
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'' while the romances are definitely of the WillTheyOrWontThey variety, the true culprit is the main plot of killing [[BigBad Naraku]]. They get close, then he escapes. [=InuYasha=] gets a new attack that makes it possible for him to kill Naraku. Naraku [[IAmNotLeftHanded levels up]] and defeats it. Rinse and repeat for [[EndingFatigue way too long]].
* This plagues the elongated conclusion of the 4th World War arc in ''{{Naruto}}''. At this point, most readers have lost count of how many times during the climactic battle Naruto's allies have come to doubt their usefulness, then overcome their doubt by resolving to do their best regardless, then soon fell prey again to that same doubt; how many times the BigBad has wavered towards doubt in his philosophy, then back to absolute faith in it and trying to make Naruto doubt ''his'' philosophy, and then back again; how many times, conversely, Naruto himself has felt the need to go through a revelation of [[RightMakesMight why his ideals are worth believing in and fighting for]], prompted by him relating to his [[ShipTease maybe-possibly]] LoveInterest Hinata, ActionDad Minato, and RivalTurnedEvil Sasuke each in turn, only for his resolve to soon waver enough that another revelation is in order; and how many reveals of either the good guys' or bad guys' seemingly unbeatable "True Power" there have been, only for that power to be beaten soundly, trumped and superseded, followed by ominous hints of the next Ultimate Power That Will Surely Decide Everything.

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* Poor Sora of ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' is a living yoyo: no matter how hard she works, no matter how spectacular a performance she turns in, at the end of each Kaleido Stage production she falls back to the bottom of the pecking order and has to work her way up all over again. It's only at the end of Season One that she's acknowledged as the true prima donna of the stage... whereupon the show got a sequel, and a PostScriptSeason saw her "star" status usurped yet again.
* Early in the run of ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'', protagonists Miki and Yuu find their slowly-developing love to be threatened by new characters, love triangles, and typical rom-com misunderstandings. Fortunately, love wins out, and they remain together in the end. This happens again. And again. And keeps happening. It seems that you simply cannot add another new character or event to the story without having Yuu and Miki (especially Miki) question the other's already-proven affection. A few episodes before the end of the anime Miki herself admits that she's tired of the constant doubt and worrying and calls off the whole relationship. This is later resolved, but you can't help but agree with her.
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'' while the romances are definitely of the WillTheyOrWontThey variety, the true culprit is the main plot of killing [[BigBad Naraku]]. They get close, then he escapes. [=InuYasha=] gets a new attack that makes it possible for him to kill Naraku. Naraku [[IAmNotLeftHanded levels up]] and defeats it. Rinse and repeat for [[EndingFatigue way too long]].
* This plagues the elongated conclusion of the 4th [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War arc Arc]] in ''{{Naruto}}''. At this point, most readers have lost count of how many times during the climactic battle Naruto's allies have come to doubt their usefulness, then overcome their doubt by resolving to do their best regardless, then soon fell prey again to that same doubt; how many times the BigBad has wavered towards doubt in his philosophy, then back to absolute faith in it and trying to make Naruto doubt ''his'' philosophy, and then back again; how many times, conversely, Naruto himself has felt the need to go through a revelation of [[RightMakesMight why his ideals are worth believing in and fighting for]], prompted by him relating to his [[ShipTease maybe-possibly]] LoveInterest Hinata, ActionDad Minato, and RivalTurnedEvil Sasuke each in turn, only for his resolve to soon waver enough that another revelation is in order; and how many reveals of either the good guys' or bad guys' seemingly unbeatable "True Power" there have been, only for that power to be beaten soundly, trumped and superseded, followed by ominous hints of the next Ultimate Power That Will Surely Decide Everything.
6th Jun '17 11:01:57 AM PhantomRider
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** The rest of the series were even worse about this. While ''The Original Series'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'' often portrayed Vulcans as cracking jokes ([[DeadpanSnarker deadpan, of course]]) and, though keeping to logic, experiencing and understanding emotions (though of course this varied within the show), [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] would never joke, would say he had no emotions and often said he had never experienced emotions. This last part was contradicted when the writers decided he'd had a bout of emotionality as a boy and had to be taught how to control them.
27th May '17 4:38:17 PM Vir
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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the second episode featuring Samurai X centers on the ninja attempting to learn their identity, until the end where Kai discovers that it's Nya and the other ninja learn as well later. In the fifth season Nya abandons her samurai persona to become the [[MakingASplash water]] ninja and a new character takes up the identity of Samurai X in season 7, leading to Nya attempting to learn the new Samurai X's identity.

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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the second episode featuring Samurai X centers on the ninja attempting to learn their identity, until the end where Kai discovers that it's Nya and the other ninja learn as well later. In the fifth season Nya abandons her samurai persona to become the [[MakingASplash water]] ninja and a new character takes up the identity of Samurai X in season 7, leading to Nya attempting trying (and failing) to learn uncover who the new Samurai X's identity.X is.
27th May '17 4:36:07 PM Vir
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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the second episode featuring Samurai X centers on the ninja attempting to learn their identity, until the end where Kai discovers that it's Nya and the other ninja learn as well later. In the fifth season Nya abandons her samurai persona to become the [[MakingASplash water]] ninja and a new character takes up the identity of Samurai X in season 7, leading to Nya attempting to learn the new Samurai X's identity.
12th May '17 4:32:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The main characters can't trust each other nor anybody else who comes along (it's somewhat justified in that it's a spy series, but multiple characters also spouse the whole "this is not a team, this is my family" mentality and get burned '''hard''' for it). Ever. They get the "WhatTheHellHero" riot act, they learn to trust, they kick villain ass, and then ''something'' happens that makes them lose trust again. Rinse and repeat.
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