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26th May '16 2:30:46 AM rjd1922
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* While quite a few fans of the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' video game series know that it is a spin-off of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, some of them do not know that ''Shin Megami Tensei'' is itself a ContinuityReboot of another RPG series (''Megami Tensei'') that was in turn based off the ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'' novel series. In fact, the Megaten games that were released before ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona3}}'' have struggled to find mainstream popularity outside of Japan, and all Megaten releases prior to ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' (including the original ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'' novels) are so obscure that they will likely never receive an official English release, leaving it to fan translators to make the works accessible to Western audiences. The fan translations themselves have gone with mixed results, with some projects being complete, and others more or less orphaned.

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* While quite a few fans of the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' video game series know that it is a spin-off of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, some of them do not know that ''Shin Megami Tensei'' is itself a ContinuityReboot of another RPG series (''Megami Tensei'') that was in turn based off the ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'' novel series. In fact, the Megaten games that were released before ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona3}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' have struggled to find mainstream popularity outside of Japan, and all Megaten releases prior to ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' (including the original ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory'' novels) are so obscure that they will likely never receive an official English release, leaving it to fan translators to make the works accessible to Western audiences. The fan translations themselves have gone with mixed results, with some projects being complete, and others more or less orphaned.
14th May '16 11:48:47 PM IvanovTroping97
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* Ask anyone if they've seen ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'' and they'll probably answer: 'never heard of it'. But ask if they've seen the ''"[[ParallelPornTitles The Modi]][[FanFilm fuckers]]"'' and they'll be like: 'Oh yeah, that porn flick with the hot goth chick!' That's because the show only aired half an episode before it was dropped by Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, then later pitched to Creator/CartoonNetwork, only to be dropped again. The only reason most people know it ever existed, is because it was unofficially [[ParodiedTrope adapted]] into [[RuleThirtyFour a 7min. porn short]] [[WeirdAlEffect that became more well-known than the show itself.]]

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* Ask anyone if they've seen ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'' and they'll probably answer: 'never heard of it'. But ask if they've seen the ''"[[ParallelPornTitles The Modi]][[FanFilm fuckers]]"'' Modi]][[PrecisionFStrike fuck]][[FanFilm rs]]"'' and they'll be like: 'Oh yeah, that porn flick with the hot goth chick!' That's because the show only aired half an episode before it was dropped by Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, then later pitched to Creator/CartoonNetwork, only to be dropped again. The only reason most people know it ever existed, is because it was unofficially [[ParodiedTrope adapted]] into [[RuleThirtyFour a 7min. porn short]] [[WeirdAlEffect that became more well-known than the show itself.]]
11th May '16 10:17:46 PM Kelothan
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* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' is a CultClassic, ''Saber Marionette R'' is somewhat remembered [[note]] both are on Hulu [[/note]], and the OVA and second season are Cult Classics too,but few people know of anything else, especially the LightNovels.

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* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' is a CultClassic, CultClassic [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff especially in Latin America]], ''Saber Marionette R'' is somewhat remembered [[note]] both are on Hulu [[/note]], and fans at least saw the OVA and second season are Cult Classics too,but season, but few people know of anything else, especially the LightNovels.
6th May '16 8:27:45 AM pinkdalek
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* Back in the bad old days before home video and common repeats, the only way to re-experience a ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial was to read the Target novelisation. In many cases, the reputations of stories (especially older ones) are based more on the quality of the novelisation than on the original serial. Many stories thought at the time to be classics based on the fact that they got excellent novelisations early on were heavily reevaluated when people could own the VHS of the original, complete with all the plot holes and structure problems the novelisation fixed (and the SpecialEffectFailure and bad acting that it couldn't contain).

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* Back in the bad old days before home video and common repeats, the only way to re-experience a ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial was to read the Target novelisation. In many cases, the reputations of stories (especially older ones) those of the 60s) are based more on the quality of the novelisation than on the original serial. Many stories thought at the time to be classics based on the fact that they got excellent novelisations early on were heavily reevaluated when people could own the VHS of the original, complete with all the plot holes and structure problems the novelisation fixed (and the SpecialEffectFailure and bad acting that its format liberated it couldn't contain).from). A clear example is "The Web of Fear" - which was for a long time a MissingEpisode. It got a very strong novelisation by Creator/TerranceDicks early on due to it being the story that introduced the Brigadier, with a plot rejigged to make the Brigadier's role more heroic, speed up the pacing and remove some of the Great Intelligence's StupidEvil problems. Many fans were very disappointed to see the reconstructions, in which the Brigadier is a {{Jerkass}}, there's random [[GreedyJew racism]], and the villain's plot makes no sense.
4th May '16 9:14:02 AM Piando
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* The highly popular and successful ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games (including a [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII sequel]], [[ComicBook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic comic series]], and [[VideoGame/TheOldRepublic MMO]]) are loosely based on the ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheJedi'' comic series from the mid-to-late-Nineties, and in fact borrow the name from one of its story arcs. Although it does reference events, characters, and locations from ''Tales'', the game series has far outstripped it in recognition.

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* The highly popular and successful ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games (including a [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII sequel]], [[ComicBook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic comic series]], and [[VideoGame/TheOldRepublic [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic MMO]]) are loosely based on the ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheJedi'' comic series from the mid-to-late-Nineties, and in fact borrow the name from one of its story arcs. Although it does reference events, characters, and locations from ''Tales'', the game series has far outstripped it in recognition.
1st May '16 7:07:50 AM GovernorExplosion
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** ''[=JoJo's Bizarre Adventure=]'' is obscure enough for comic book artist Joe Weltjens to attempt to imitate it, one for one, with his comic book ''[[https://atomicavenue.com/title/3294/Diesel Diesel]]''. It was discovered as plagiarism not long after publication and lasted for only one issue.

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** Alleviated a bit by Viz finally getting to release the first two story arcs of the manga (2014), the release of an anime adaptation being streamed on Crunchyroll and Hulu (2012), and more video games since ''Heritage For The Future'' was released.
** ''[=JoJo's Bizarre Adventure=]'' is was obscure enough at the time for comic book artist Joe Weltjens to attempt to imitate it, one for one, with his comic book ''[[https://atomicavenue.com/title/3294/Diesel Diesel]]''. It was discovered as plagiarism not long after publication and lasted for only one issue.
30th Apr '16 12:32:05 PM MasoTey
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* There is an island in Greece called Lesbos, on which there used to be a number of city states of some import in ancient times and the term "Lesbian" originally referred to its residents (and still does). The modern use of the term is associated with ancient Lesbian (possibly in both senses[[note]] There still is a bit of a debate going on about this, as so little of Sappho's poetry has been handed down to us and so little is known about the details of her biography. For instance, a lot depends on whether you think the Kleis she adresses in one poem was her lover or her daughter.[[/note]]) poet Sappho from the Lesbian ''polis'' Mytilene. Originally, when Sappho was called a Lesbian poet, the reference was to the place of her origin, not her sexuality (which is also sometimes called "Sapphic"). Without knowing much about the island, the term "Lesbian" came to be associated with her sexuality. Nowadays, most people are surprised that there is an island and not all Lesbians are homosexuals.

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* There is an island in Greece called Lesbos, on which there used to be a number of city states of some import in ancient times and the term "Lesbian" originally referred to its residents (and still does). The modern use of the term is associated with ancient Lesbian (possibly in both senses[[note]] There still is a bit of a debate going on about this, as so little of Sappho's poetry has been handed down to us and so little is known about the details of her biography. For instance, a lot depends on whether you think the Kleis she adresses in one poem was her lover or her daughter.[[/note]]) poet Sappho Creator/{{Sappho}} from the Lesbian ''polis'' Mytilene. Originally, when Sappho was called a Lesbian poet, the reference was to the place of her origin, not her sexuality (which is also sometimes called "Sapphic"). Without knowing much about the island, the term "Lesbian" came to be associated with her sexuality. Nowadays, most people are surprised that there is an island and not all Lesbians are homosexuals.
30th Apr '16 12:26:02 PM MasoTey
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitan''s:

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30th Apr '16 12:40:48 AM Sammettik
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* WesternAnimation/TeenTitans:

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* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes 'Goofy Gophers' are well known for their excessive politeness to each other - "After you!" "No, after ''you!''" - known more than early 20th-century comic strip duo 'ComicStrip/AlphonseAndGaston' who established the routine.

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* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes 'Goofy Gophers' ''Goofy Gophers'' are well known for their excessive politeness to each other - "After you!" "No, after ''you!''" - known more than early 20th-century comic strip duo 'ComicStrip/AlphonseAndGaston' ''ComicStrip/AlphonseAndGaston'' who established the routine.



* WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins isn't exactly a well-known cartoon nowadays, but even fewer people know that it started out as a series of books during the mid-1990s.
* ComicBook/TheQuestion has gone through [[DependingOnTheWriter a lot of interpretations:]] extreme borderline-JerkAss objectivist avenger in the early Creator/SteveDitko comics, mellowing out under Denny O'Neal into a Zen-like investigator, eventually becoming cheerfully fatalistic before [[LegacyCharacter passing on his name to Rene Montoya.]] However, the most famous one by far is ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''s take of a LighterAndSofter [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach,]] voiced by Creator/JeffreyCombs and obsessing over shoelaces.

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* WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' isn't exactly a well-known cartoon nowadays, but even fewer people know that it started out as a series of books during the mid-1990s.
* ComicBook/TheQuestion ''ComicBook/TheQuestion'' has gone through [[DependingOnTheWriter a lot of interpretations:]] extreme borderline-JerkAss objectivist avenger in the early Creator/SteveDitko comics, mellowing out under Denny O'Neal into a Zen-like investigator, eventually becoming cheerfully fatalistic before [[LegacyCharacter passing on his name to Rene Montoya.]] However, the most famous one by far is ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''s take of a LighterAndSofter [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach,]] voiced by Creator/JeffreyCombs and obsessing over shoelaces.



* Heathcliff is best remembered through the Creator/DICEntertainment series ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', though it had been running as a comic strip since 1973.

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* Heathcliff ''Heathcliff'' is best remembered through the Creator/DICEntertainment series ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', though it had been running as a comic strip since 1973.



* Franchise/TheSmurfs are well-known from the Hannah Barbera [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs animated series of the same name]]. However alot of Americans aren't aware the series is actually an animated adaptation of the Belgian comic book series of the same name which began in 1958.

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* Franchise/TheSmurfs ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' are well-known from the Hannah Barbera [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs animated series of the same name]]. However alot of Americans aren't aware the series is actually an animated adaptation of the Belgian comic book series of the same name which began in 1958.
28th Apr '16 9:55:37 PM Homemaderat
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** Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' is so well known, some people aren't aware that there really were Jungle '''[[Literature/TheJungleBook Books]]'''. Or that Baloo was the serious one, and Bagheera the playful one. And Kaa was Mowgli's third mentor. Not too mention that the entire plot of the Disney adaptation has next to nothing to do with the book, except the names of the characters.

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** Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' is so well decently known, some people aren't aware that there really were Jungle '''[[Literature/TheJungleBook Books]]'''. Or that Baloo was the serious one, and Bagheera the playful one. And Kaa was Mowgli's third mentor. Not too mention that the entire plot of the Disney adaptation has next to nothing to do with the book, except book.
*** This is somewhat averted more as of 2016, due to
the names of live action films lifting stuff back from the characters.books. While the percentage of people that read the book first have never felt it displaced by a version that got it "wrong", it would seem more people are aware there was a book where things were different. But then again there was no internet when the movie was originally made to know just how much complaining really happened all the way back then.
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