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19th Apr '18 7:58:03 AM LadySugarQuill
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* This plagues the elongated conclusion of the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi 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or bad guys' seemingly unbeatable "True Power" there have been, only for that power to be beaten soundly, trumped and superseded, followed by ominous hints of the next Ultimate Power That Will Surely Decide Everything.

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* This plagues the elongated conclusion of the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War Arc]] in ''{{Naruto}}''. At this point, most readers have lost count of how many times during ''{{Naruto}}'', thanks to 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.BigBadShuffle.



* '' Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** Cassie, constantly trying to reconcile her inherent pacifism with the need to fight against the Yeerks. When her POV books aren't about that, she tends to get stuck with the weird filler plots, like [[TheNapoleon Helmacrons]] or [[LandDownunder random trips to Australia]].
** Ax's "Am I an Andalite or an Animorph first?" dilemma.

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* '' Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** Cassie, constantly trying to reconcile her inherent pacifism with
Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': while every character has a central conflict that reappears thoughout their books, the need only one who apparently gets resolved every time, only to fight against the Yeerks. When her show up again intact in his next POV books aren't about that, she tends to get stuck with the weird filler plots, like [[TheNapoleon Helmacrons]] book, is Tobias' "am I a human or [[LandDownunder random trips to Australia]].
** Ax's "Am I an Andalite or an Animorph first?"
a hawk" dilemma.



** There are ''three'' different books where the Animorphs leave the United States and wind up getting mistaken for legendary shapeshifting spirits by the natives. (Book #11--Amazon rain forest; Book #25--Arctic; Book #44--Australia.)
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry is loved by all, Harry is despised and ostracized. Specifically, separate events in years 1, 2, 4, and 5 tarnish the attitude of Hogwarts students toward their local celebrity, but his reputation is usually fixed by the end. (In year 7 he becomes "Undesirable Number 1" after [[spoiler:the bad guys take over the government and the school]], but it's not as clear what the general opinion of him is.)



** Xander and Anya are in love and having sex on a constant basis, then Xander proposes, they spend the entire [[SeasonalRot sixth season]] whinging and moaning about it, then Xander leaves her at the altar, Anya goes back to being a vengeance-obsessed demon, and by season seven, they're back to having sex, and Anya commenting about it in her awkward manner.



* In its short time on the air, even ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' had one of these: The status of Simon and River on ''Serenity''. Were they crew, or were they passengers? It fluctuated wildly from episode to episode, and even into TheMovie.
13th Apr '18 9:05:50 PM Gammaween10
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* Ross and Rachel got together and split up multiple times over the course of ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
5th Apr '18 1:47:53 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'': The show's central premise, Takeru trying to [[OurHeroIsDead come back to life]], became this rather quickly. The writers tried faking the audience out and making it look like he'd failed multiple times both in the series and in TheMovie, even though it was clear [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt they wouldn't actually go through with it]]. By the third "He's gone, no wait, he's back and stronger than ever", most of the viewership simply didn't care anymore.
29th Mar '18 12:17:52 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' always has April's father Kirby get into some sort of trouble for whatever current arc the show's on. Through most of the first season he was held hostage by the Kraang, and rescued in the final few episodes. Then season two comes and he gets mutated into a bat monster, but is cured a little past the halfway point. Then in the second season finale he's mutated ''again'' and isn't cured until the end of the third season's first arc. It seems the writers have gotten sick of this, because by season four he isn't even mentioned anymore.
* 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 trying (and failing) to uncover who the new Samurai X is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' always has April's father Kirby get into some sort of trouble for whatever current arc the show's on. Through most of the first season season, he was held hostage by the Kraang, Kraang and rescued in the final few episodes. Then season two comes and he gets mutated into a bat monster, but is cured a little past the halfway point. Then in the second season finale he's mutated ''again'' and isn't cured until the end of the third season's first arc. It seems the writers have gotten sick of this, because by season four he isn't even mentioned anymore.
* 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 trying (and failing) to uncover who the new Samurai X is.is, until season 8 revealed that this Samurai X is [[spoiler: P.I.X.A.L. in a new body.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has had several episodes revolving around a main or supporting character having an affair.
19th Mar '18 8:43:46 AM narm00
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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 ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' to act as filler. Then the show got to 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.

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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 ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' to act as filler. Then the show got to 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.
17th Feb '18 9:53:52 AM Vir
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* In the first 16 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'', Nina needs to go to the bathroom at an inappropriate time and has to be taken on a big adventure by her Nana, after which she promises to not wait to go again. The controversy this caused with parents lead to a ReTool of the series for its' later episodes.

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* In the first 16 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'', Nina needs to go to the bathroom at an inappropriate time and has to be taken on a big adventure by her Nana, after which she promises to not wait to go again. The controversy this caused with parents lead to a ReTool {{retool}} of the series for its' its later episodes.
29th Jan '18 8:04:48 AM batty3108
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* ''{{Series/Friends}}'' does this ad nauseam with [[WillTheyOrWontThey Ross and Rachel]], starting from the ''first season''. First, Ross likes Rachel, but never manages to act on them, through a mix of being a wuss, and events interrupting him any time he seemed about to confess his feelings. Then Rachel finds out, just as Ross, finally deciding things will never happen, moves on. Rachel decides she has feelings for Ross, who finds out just as she's (allegedly) over him. They end up getting together for about a year, until they Go On A Break. Just as they both seem to be moving on, Rachel realises she still loves Ross, who is getting married. After Ross' marriage falls apart, the two of them get drunkenly married in Vegas, after which Ross realises his feelings for Rachel, etc, etc etc...
23rd Oct '17 4:46:18 PM BigKlingy
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* ''Film/JupiterAscending'' repeats the exact same plotline twice in its final act. Jupiter gets captured by one of the Abrasax siblings who tries to blackmail her into giving her "queen of earth" title to them, and Channing Tatum and Sean Bean's characters stage a daring rescue attempt. The first time she's rescued, she's almost immediately captured again and the same plot repeats itself.
8th Oct '17 7:32:00 PM Octorok103
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Jerry & Beth's marriage troubles. Come season three however [[spoiler:Jerry forces Beth to choose between him and her father Rick, leading to the two getting divorced]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Jerry & Beth's marriage troubles. Come In season three however [[spoiler:Jerry three, [[spoiler:the two separate after Jerry forces Beth to choose between him himself and her father Rick, leading with full intentions to divorce, but they decide to give things another go during the two getting divorced]].season finale.]]



* Nearly every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' has Timmy making a stupid and/or selfish wish [[AesopAmnesia and learning he shouldn't]] make stupid and/or selfish wishes. Somewhat justified in that he's an idiot.

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* Nearly every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' has Timmy making a stupid and/or selfish wish [[AesopAmnesia and learning he shouldn't]] make stupid and/or selfish wishes. Somewhat justified in that he's an idiot.idiot, and ten-year-olds aren't exactly known for their good decision-making skills.
6th Sep '17 10:37:12 AM mimitchi33
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* In every episode of the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'', Nina needs to go to the bathroom at an inappropriate time and has to be taken on a big adventure by her Nana, after which she promises to not wait to go again.

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* In every episode of the first two seasons 16 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'', Nina needs to go to the bathroom at an inappropriate time and has to be taken on a big adventure by her Nana, after which she promises to not wait to go again.again. The controversy this caused with parents lead to a ReTool of the series for its' later episodes.
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