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Basic Trope: Excessive references to a series' previous installments.

  • Straight: Alice & Bob 3: Vengeance is heavily based on details in the first two movies. Minor locations are revisited, Plot Holes are closed, and there's much symbolism that won't make sense to newcomers.
  • Exaggerated: A one-off line from a spinoff series becomes a major plot point.
  • Downplayed:
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  • Justified: There were many important events happening behind the scenes during the first two movies that only come to light during the third.
  • Inverted: Continuity Reboot
  • Subverted: Negative Continuity
  • Double Subverted: Continuity Creep
  • Parodied:
    • The first two Alice & Bob installments were nothing but brief Excuse Plots. As a result, everyone ends up referencing the same few events over and over, much to the annoyance of a Fourth-Wall Observer.
    • Continuity Snarl makes it practically impossible to get any facts straight, much to everyone's confusion.
  • Zig Zagged: Broad Strokes
  • Averted: The few references to previous installments are explicitly lampshaded as such.
  • Enforced: Fanbase isn't sure the writer knows what they want anymore, so the writer tries to appeal to them with loads of continuity.
  • Lampshaded: "Seems like these old places we barely knew are suddenly becoming important to our journey."
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  • Defied: Continuity Rebooter
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  • Deconstructed: Continuity Lockout greatly affects the sales of the film.
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