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* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', befitting its anarchic, surrealist nature. The characters were dropped into entirely different scenarios every week (often in a different country or century) and seldom remembered each other -- and even when Bluebottle did recognise Neddie, it was as [[NegativeContinuity “the one who]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain deads me every week”]].




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* ''Series/TheGoodies'', which rapidly devolved from a WorkCom-RoommateCom-BritCom hybrid into a vehicle for razor-sharp satire disguised as a live-action cartoon with dirty jokes, wasn’t afraid to do MonumentalDamage, kill off the entire main cast, turn the population of Britain into clowns or in one memorable instance [[EarthShatteringKaboom blow up the Earth]], with everything back to normal next week.


** Spin-off titles have even less continuity with the main series games. Only related by involving the titular monsters: For example, ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting, ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' takes place in a region based on feudal Japan and ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' takes place in a world where there are no human beings and Pokemon are more [[CivilizedAnimal civilized]].

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** Spin-off titles have even less continuity with the main series games. Only games, usually only related by involving the titular monsters: For example, ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting, ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' takes place in a region based on feudal Japan and ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' takes place in a world where there are no human beings and Pokemon are more [[CivilizedAnimal civilized]].

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* ''ComicBook/SensationComicsFeaturingWonderWoman'': Each story takes place in its own seperate continuity, but all of them feature Franchise/WonderWoman in some way, even if she's only a comic book character within the 'verse of the tale.


* The early installments in the Creator/MarvelComics movies fall here. Until ''Film/IronMan1'', each IP was licensed to a different studio, so although some of them got sequels each series is unconnected to the others. The films in this category are the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', ''Film/BladeTrilogy'', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', ''Film/FantasticFour2005'', ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''/''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and ''[[Film/GhostRider Ghost]] [[Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance Rider]]''. ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' is the odd man out, with ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' written as a BroadStrokes sequel rather than a straight reboot (although it is not canonical to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which the latter is a part of).[[note]]Though there was an earlier attempt to create a [[SharedUniverse cinematic universe]] with the Fantastic Four and X-Men movies, as well as bringing ComicBook/BlackPanther and plans for a Silver Surfer spin-off; there had been separate attempts to add the Spider-Man Trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man series into the MCU; and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' was intended to take place in the X-Men movieverse but its TroubledProduction and BoxOfficeBomb nixed the idea.[[/note]]

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* The early installments in the Creator/MarvelComics movies fall here. Until ''Film/IronMan1'', each IP was licensed to a different studio, so although some of them got sequels each series is unconnected to the others. The films in this category are the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', ''Film/BladeTrilogy'', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', ''Film/FantasticFour2005'', ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''/''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and ''[[Film/GhostRider Ghost]] [[Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance Rider]]''. ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' is the odd man out, with ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' written as a BroadStrokes sequel rather than a straight reboot (although it is not canonical to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which the latter is a part of).[[note]]Though there was an earlier attempt to create a [[SharedUniverse shared cinematic universe]] with the Fantastic Four and X-Men movies, as well as bringing ComicBook/BlackPanther and plans for a Silver Surfer spin-off; spin-off movie and adding in ComicBook/TheInhumans and ComicBook/BlackPanther; there had been separate attempts to add the Spider-Man Trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man series into the MCU; MCU before rebooting the film franchise completely; and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' was intended to take place in the X-Men movieverse film universe but its TroubledProduction and BoxOfficeBomb nixed the idea.[[/note]]



* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' falls here. Although story arcs are present from time to time and it has seen main characters get replaced, any differences between the episodes tend to be mostly cosmetic- the vast majority of episodes are simply the CaseOfTheWeek where the storyline is introduced and wrapped up in the same episode, with arcs operating mostly in the background.

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' falls here. Although story arcs are present from time to time and it has seen main characters get replaced, any differences between the episodes tend to be mostly cosmetic- the vast majority of episodes are simply the CaseOfTheWeek MysteryOfTheWeek where the storyline is introduced and wrapped up in the same episode, with arcs operating mostly in the background.


* On an internal scale, the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga fits here, and to a lesser extent the [[Anime/DragonBall two]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ anime]] based off of it. If you skip twenty or thirty Chapters you'll generally be quite out of place as to where the story is. On a larger, franchise-wise scale, however, it's more a Level 1.

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* On an internal scale, the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga fits here, and to a lesser extent the [[Anime/DragonBall two]] two [[Anime/DragonBallZ anime]] based off of it. If you skip twenty or thirty Chapters you'll generally be quite out of place as to where the story is. On a larger, franchise-wise scale, however, it's more a Level 1.


* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' currently has four {{arc}}s: The [[SNKBoss Rugal]] Saga (the first title, ''[='94=]''), The {{Orochi}} Saga (''[='95=]''-''[='98=]''), The [[NebulousEvilOrganisation NESTS]] Chronicles (''[='99=]''-''2002''), and The Tales of [[TricksterArchetype Ash]] (the present-day saga, having started in ''2003''). While it's not too bad with The NESTS Chronicles (as the protagonist of those titles, K', distances himself from previous hero Kyo despite being genetically-engineered with his DNA), The Tales of Ash almost ''requires'' that you played the first four games. This is made worse if you look past the main plot and focus on the supporting cast, as you then have to deal with allusions and plot points carried over from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'', ''Athena''/''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'', ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'', ''[[VideoGame/FuunSeries Savage Reign/Kizuna Encounter]]'', ''Buriki One'', etc. While it's ContinuityPorn and {{Fanservice}} for those who have followed Creator/SNKPlaymore since its heyday, it's borderline-ContinuityLockout for anyone else. Remember that this series [[ContinuityCreep originally]] existed as [[MascotFighter a storyless gathering of fighters]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' currently has four {{arc}}s: The [[SNKBoss Rugal]] Saga (the first title, ''[='94=]''), The {{Orochi}} Saga (''[='95=]''-''[='98=]''), The [[NebulousEvilOrganisation NESTS]] Chronicles (''[='99=]''-''2002''), and The Tales of [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Ash]] (the present-day saga, having started in ''2003''). While it's not too bad with The NESTS Chronicles (as the protagonist of those titles, K', distances himself from previous hero Kyo despite being genetically-engineered with his DNA), The Tales of Ash almost ''requires'' that you played the first four games. This is made worse if you look past the main plot and focus on the supporting cast, as you then have to deal with allusions and plot points carried over from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'', ''Athena''/''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'', ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'', ''[[VideoGame/FuunSeries Savage Reign/Kizuna Encounter]]'', ''Buriki One'', etc. While it's ContinuityPorn and {{Fanservice}} for those who have followed Creator/SNKPlaymore since its heyday, it's borderline-ContinuityLockout for anyone else. Remember that this series [[ContinuityCreep originally]] existed as [[MascotFighter a storyless gathering of fighters]].


* The early installments in the Creator/MarvelComics movies fall here. Until ''Film/IronMan1'', each IP was licensed to a different studio, so although some of them got sequels each series is unconnected to the others. The films in this category are the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''/''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and ''Film/GhostRider''. ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' is the odd man out, with ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' written as a BroadStrokes sequel rather than a straight reboot (although it is not canonical to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which the latter is a part of).

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* The early installments in the Creator/MarvelComics movies fall here. Until ''Film/IronMan1'', each IP was licensed to a different studio, so although some of them got sequels each series is unconnected to the others. The films in this category are the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', ''Film/BladeTrilogy'', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', ''Film/FantasticFour2005'', ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''/''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and ''Film/GhostRider''. ''[[Film/GhostRider Ghost]] [[Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance Rider]]''. ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' is the odd man out, with ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' written as a BroadStrokes sequel rather than a straight reboot (although it is not canonical to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which the latter is a part of).
of).[[note]]Though there was an earlier attempt to create a [[SharedUniverse cinematic universe]] with the Fantastic Four and X-Men movies, as well as bringing ComicBook/BlackPanther and plans for a Silver Surfer spin-off; there had been separate attempts to add the Spider-Man Trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man series into the MCU; and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' was intended to take place in the X-Men movieverse but its TroubledProduction and BoxOfficeBomb nixed the idea.[[/note]]


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' hovers between Levels 2 and 3 in its first season. Later seasons, however, fall more into Level 3 territory, with the introduction of three new Thundercats, the promotion of Snarf's nephew to the regular cast and the addition of a new team of antagonists in the form of the Lunataks. Later still, the show's villains (with the exception of [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]]) get written out and, for the most part, stay written out. Oh, and the Thundercats' home planet reforms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' hovers between Levels 2 and 3 in its first season. Later seasons, however, fall more into Level 3 territory, with the introduction of three new Thundercats, the promotion of Snarf's nephew to the regular cast and the addition of a new team of antagonists in the form of the Lunataks. Later still, the show's regular villains (with the exception of [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]]) get written out and, for the most part, stay written out. Oh, and the Thundercats' home planet reforms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' hovers between Levels 2 and 3 in its first season. Later seasons, however, fall more into Level 3 territory, with the introduction of three new Thundercats, the promotion of Snarf's nephew to the regular cast and the addition of a new team of antagonists in the form of the Lunataks. Later still, the show's villains (with the exception of [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]]) get written out and, for the most part, stay written out. Oh, and the Thundercats' home planet reforms.


** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' carries on with the major events from 'VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. The Johto Pokedex is considered as an extention of the Kanto Pokedex, you have to stop Team Rocket from returning to its former glory, and the Pokemon League is the same Indigo Plateau. Most, if not all, characters from Kanto returns, including the previous game's protagonist, [[TrueFinalBoss who is now the true Pokemon Champion]]. And many of them have moved on with their lives. The only reason this isn't Level 5 is due to having to start with a new protagonist.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' carries on with the major events from 'VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. The Johto Pokedex is considered as an extention of the Kanto Pokedex, you have to stop Team Rocket from returning to its former glory, and the Pokemon League is the same Indigo Plateau. Most, if not all, characters from Kanto returns, including the previous game's protagonist, [[TrueFinalBoss who is now the true Pokemon Champion]]. And many of them have moved on with their lives. The only reason this isn't Level 5 is due to having to start with a new protagonist.


* The first three ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books' storylines don't directly depend on the stories of the previous books; they each explain basic premises like the wizarding world, Voldemort, Harry's backstory, etc., Harry continues to live at the Dursleys', go to Hogwarts every year, have friends named Ron and Hermione, etc., and the actual events of the first book almost doesn't matter by the third, but they ARE brought up a few times in the other books. Also, for the fans that say that the second book doesn't matter either, [[spoiler: Ron and Hermione wouldn't have been able to destroy horcruxes without the Basilik teeth, wich is something they could've only known to do if Harry told them about what he did in the chamber of secrets, wich happened in the second book.]] As for the rest of the series, [[ContinuityCreep well...]]

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* The first three ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books' storylines don't directly depend on the stories of the previous books; they each explain basic premises like the wizarding world, Voldemort, Harry's backstory, etc., Harry continues to live at the Dursleys', go to Hogwarts every year, have friends named Ron and Hermione, etc., and the actual events of the first book almost doesn't matter by the third, but they ARE brought up a few times in the other books. Also, for the fans that say that the second book doesn't matter either, [[spoiler: Ron [[spoiler:Ron and Hermione wouldn't have been able to destroy horcruxes without the Basilik teeth, wich which is something they could've only known to do if Harry told them about what he did in the chamber Chamber of secrets, wich Secrets, which happened in the second book.]] As for the rest of the series, [[ContinuityCreep well...]]


** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' however, does continue the major events from 'VideoGame/PokemonRedBlueAndYellow''. Definitely a Level 4.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' however, does continue the major events from 'VideoGame/PokemonRedBlueAndYellow''.''VideoGame/PokemonRedBlueAndYellow''. Definitely a Level 4.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', in some episodes the house is destroyed or even some of the main characters (most times Eustace) is killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, but in the next episode the house will be intact and all the main characters alive as if nothing happened.


* When it comes to the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise, if you aren't starting from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid square one]] (or the ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater other]]'' square one, or the ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear other]]'' other one), you'll be able to make more sense of a story by vomiting up alphabet soup, since the series has an ''extremely'' complex, continuity-driven plot that is still almost impossible to decipher even if you play the games in order.

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* When it comes to the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' franchise, if you aren't starting from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid square one]] (or the ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater other]]'' square one, or the ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear other]]'' other one), you'll be able to make more sense of a story by vomiting up alphabet soup, since the series has an ''extremely'' complex, continuity-driven plot that is still almost impossible to decipher even if you play the games in order.



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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' main series of games (ie the ones with numbers in the title) fit here. Each has a brand new protagonist (the PlayerCharacter) but take place chronologically (with {{Time Skip}}s ranging from four to ''200'' years) after the previous games in the series. In the background looms the [[TheFederation (mostly) benevolent Third Tamriellic Empire]] whose involvement with the main plot of the game varies from relatively loose (''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'') to being an essential player in the game's events (every other game). The first four games, in fact, all take place during the rule of the same [[TheEmperor Emperor]] (Uriel Septim VII). Other consistent elements are the inclusion of (or at least mention of) various [[SidequestSidestory Guilds and Factions]] ([[AdventureGuild Fighters Guild]], [[MagicalSociety Mages Guild]], ThievesGuild, [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]], etc.) as well as the presence of the same gods and deities (save those you [[KillTheGod kill]] or otherwise [[HijackingCthulhu alter]]).

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