History Main / AdaptationDisplacement

21st Sep '16 9:04:29 PM wolftickets1969
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** ''VideoGame/MightyBombJack'' started life as an arcade game before being ported to the NES.

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** ''VideoGame/MightyBombJack'' started life as an arcade game before being ported to the NES. In turn, it got [[RecursiveAdaptation a recursive arcade port]] as ''Vs. Mighty Bomb Jack''.
17th Sep '16 3:50:33 PM LaptopGuy
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* The Creator/DisneyChannel itself has been in existence since 1983, and its tween-centric original series have been in existence ''at least'' since the late 1990's, but because the channel rarely shows very much programming dated before 2005, certain generations may be unaware of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'', ''Series/EvenStevens'', ''Series/SoWeird'' or ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'' setting the stage for ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Far fewer have even seen a younger Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/JustinTimberlake, etc. make their debuts in [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub MMC]] in TheNineties. To say nothing of ''Series/UnderTheUmbrellaTree'', ''Dumbo's Circus'', ''The Edison Twins'', etc.

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel itself has been in existence since 1983, and its tween-centric original series have been in existence ''at least'' since the late 1990's, but because the channel rarely shows very much programming dated before 2005, certain generations may be unaware of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'', ''Series/EvenStevens'', ''Series/SoWeird'' or ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'' setting the stage for ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', which in turn led to such new hits as ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/LivAndMaddie''. Far fewer have even seen a younger Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/RyanGosling, etc. make their debuts in [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub MMC]] in TheNineties. To say nothing of ''Series/UnderTheUmbrellaTree'', ''Dumbo's Circus'', ''The Edison Twins'', etc.



* Many people outside the USA don't realise that the Hulk was a comic book character that got turned into a TV series.

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* Many For a while before he made his way to the big screen, many people outside the USA don't realise that the Hulk was a comic book character that got turned into a TV series.


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* While the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by series Creator/GeorgeRRMartin has had a cult following in fantasy circles for nearly two decades, it was ''Series/GameOfThrones'', HBO hit adaptation of the books that ingrained Martin's fantasy world in mainstream popular culture.
17th Sep '16 3:12:17 PM LaptopGuy
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** Many American fans of the Netflix adaptation ''Series/{{House of Cards|US}}'' are likely unaware of the original British series or the book.

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** Many American fans of the Netflix adaptation ''Series/{{House of Cards|US}}'' are likely unaware of the original British series or the book. While the British show was a cult classic, it was very short lived and remained virtually unknown outside of England and wasn't particularly a household name even there. Even nowadays, British people are likely more familiar with the American adaptation than the British original.
4th Sep '16 12:11:30 PM AreYouTyler
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** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' certainly counts, as it is [[InNameOnly very loosely based]] on the obscure picture book ''A Day with Wilbur Robinson'' by William Joyce.
4th Sep '16 4:59:56 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' movies are very often displaced by the cartoons, to the point where people have complained about the 2006 movie being about an inspector instead of the panther. The Pink Panther mascot is actually a personification of a ''diamond'' within the series.

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* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' movies are very often displaced by the cartoons, to the point where people have complained about the [[Film/ThePinkPanther2006 2006 movie movie]] being about an inspector instead of the panther. The Pink Panther mascot is actually a personification of a ''diamond'' within the series.
27th Aug '16 12:46:27 PM AnotherDuck
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* Averted with superheroes, as their animated and live-action adaptations may be more famous in-and-of-themselves, most people at-least realize that superheroes generally get their start in comic books.
26th Aug '16 4:28:04 PM HighCrate
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* This happens to nearly ''any'' given comic book character, as the general public doesn't read comics. People know that A-list characters like Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, and Franchise/{{Batman}} are from comic books, but chances are that they grew up knowing them from some other form of media, such as live-action films and animated series. The American comic book market decayed heavily in the '90s and never came back to its former glory despite many sucessful and hundred-million dollars grossing adaptations after the 2000, the main comic book publishers are much more valuable nowadays due to the adaptations than the comics themselves.
** However, C-list and D-list characters get hit with this ''hard'', to the point that people will think they're {{original character}}s for whatever they're appearing in. Take Armor for example. She's the psionic armor girl from that ''Anime/XMen'' anime. ComicBook/TheQuestion? That's the weird faceless dude from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} is definitely that [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] wannabe that "debuted" in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' and [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Beast Boy]] is that green kid from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[{{Animesque}} cartoo... anime]]? Anyway, those 4 characters [[BlatantLies never appeared in anything else before]], ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial especially]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial comic books]]. With that said, you'll find several displaced comic book characters in the above folders.
* Works subject to NoExportForYou sometimes end up in the odd position of being displaced by their own {{Fanworks}}, due to the latter being more accessible outside their country of origin.
** ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is a notable case: many people learn of the series through translations of {{Fan Vid}}s on Youtube, but trying to look up the original work on Youtube will mostly throw up videos of intimidating BulletHell gameplay with poor art, which discourages viewers from investigating further. While BulletHell shooters form the core of the ''Touhou'' franchise, the majority of its installments are not Bullet Hell (or even videogames) yet are frequently overlooked in favor of fanworks in the same medium.
** As noted on the FanFic page, early fans of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' who lacked access to the original manga ended up creating widespread {{Fanon}} to make up for the anime's AdaptationExplanationExtrication, which was exacerbated when fic writers who had never even seen the anime joined in and were unable to tell where {{Canon}} ended and Fanon began.

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* This happens to nearly ''any'' given comic book character, as the general public doesn't read comics. People know that A-list characters like Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, and Franchise/{{Batman}} are from comic books, but chances are that they grew up knowing them from some other form of media, such as live-action films and animated series. The American comic book market decayed heavily in the '90s and never came back to its former glory despite many sucessful and hundred-million dollars grossing adaptations after the 2000, the main comic book publishers are much more valuable nowadays due to the adaptations than the comics themselves.
** However, C-list and D-list characters get hit with this ''hard'', to the point that people will think they're {{original character}}s for whatever they're appearing in. Take Armor for example. She's the psionic armor girl from that ''Anime/XMen'' anime. ComicBook/TheQuestion? That's the weird faceless dude from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} is definitely that [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] wannabe that "debuted" in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' and [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Beast Boy]] is that green kid from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[{{Animesque}} cartoo... anime]]? Anyway, those 4 characters [[BlatantLies never appeared in anything else before]], ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial especially]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial comic books]]. With that said, you'll find several displaced comic book characters in the above folders.
* Works subject to NoExportForYou sometimes end up in the odd position of being displaced by their own {{Fanworks}}, due to the latter being more accessible outside their country of origin.
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''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is a notable case: many people learn of the series through translations of {{Fan Vid}}s on Youtube, but trying to look up the original work on Youtube will mostly throw up videos of intimidating BulletHell gameplay with poor art, which discourages viewers from investigating further. While BulletHell shooters form the core of the ''Touhou'' franchise, the majority of its installments are not Bullet Hell (or even videogames) yet are frequently overlooked in favor of fanworks in the same medium.
** * As noted on the FanFic page, early fans of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' who lacked access to the original manga ended up creating widespread {{Fanon}} to make up for the anime's AdaptationExplanationExtrication, which was exacerbated when fic writers who had never even seen the anime joined in and were unable to tell where {{Canon}} ended and Fanon began.
26th Aug '16 4:22:05 PM HighCrate
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Well, sort of. Although the television series is more well-known than [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the book series]] that it is based upon, many people recognize that it is a book series. However, more people that watch the show refer to the books as "the Game Of Thrones series" instead of ''A Song Of Ice And Fire''; plus, most people didn't know of the books' existence until after the show began. Crossover promotion right on new books' covers helps this along.
** ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' poked fun at this when Peter replaces the TV with a bookshelf. When Chris says he wants to watch ''The Walking Dead'', Peter suggests ''Frankenstein''. When Meg wants to watch ''New Girl'', Peter suggests ''Jane Eyre''. When Chris wants to watch ''Game of Thrones'', Peter suggests...''Literature/GameOfThrones''.
13th Aug '16 11:39:04 PM merotoker
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* A lot of anime that was based on written novels or stories, especially Japanese {{light novel}}s, is often mistakenly thought of by the Western world as being original stories or based on manga. Some notable examples:

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* A lot of anime that was based on written novels or stories, especially Japanese {{light novel}}s, novels}}, is often mistakenly thought of by the Western world as being original stories or based on manga. Some notable examples:



* Some mainstream articles on ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer refer to the Pokémon and human characters]] as anime characters (or simply cartoon characters,) often completely ignorant of the franchise's video game origins; a few articles have even implied that the ''card game'' came first. This is largely because [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime series]] was [[AdaptationFirst released before the games]] in many non-Japanese countries (though only slightly before in North America). Matters were further confused by ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' having "Ash" as one of three predefined suggestions for the player character's name; [[DubNameChange North American fans may be surprised to learn that Ash is ''not'' his original Japanese name]]. The next released ''Pokémon'' game, ''Pokémon Yellow'', was more directly influenced by the anime, as was the spin-off ''Pokémon Puzzle League''. This seems to be going downhill, though, as the anime has JumpedTheShark while the games have, [[PopularityPolynomial if anything, become more popular]]. The ''Black 2/White 2'' trailers and the release of ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' both made a bigger impact on the current fanbase than the ''current'' anime series. [[note]]However, the early seasons are still more well-known, even if they tend to be ignored.[[/note]]

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* Some mainstream articles on ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer refer to the Pokémon and human characters]] as anime characters (or simply cartoon characters,) often completely ignorant of the franchise's video game origins; a few articles have even implied that the ''card game'' came first. This is largely because [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime series]] was [[AdaptationFirst released before the games]] in many non-Japanese countries (though only slightly before in North America). Matters were further confused by ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' having "Ash" as one of three predefined suggestions for the player character's name; [[DubNameChange North American fans may be surprised to learn that Ash is ''not'' his original Japanese name]]. The next released ''Pokémon'' game, ''Pokémon Yellow'', was more directly influenced by the anime, as was the spin-off ''Pokémon Puzzle League''. This seems to be going downhill, though, as the anime has JumpedTheShark [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]] while the games have, [[PopularityPolynomial if anything, become more popular]]. The ''Black 2/White 2'' trailers and the release of ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' both made a bigger impact on the current fanbase than the ''current'' anime series. [[note]]However, the early seasons are still more well-known, even if they tend to be ignored.[[/note]]



* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' is a 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, but few people know of anything else, especially the LightNovels.

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* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' is a CultClassic [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff 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, but few people know of anything else, especially the LightNovels.



** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' is derived from [[Literature/TheFoxAndTheHound a much darker novel]] in which [[spoiler: [[DeathByNewberyMedal everyone dies]].]]

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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' is derived from [[Literature/TheFoxAndTheHound a much darker novel]] in which [[spoiler: [[DeathByNewberyMedal everyone dies]].]]dies]]]].



* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' was based on a 1950s {{EC|Comics}} horror comic of the same name, complete with Crypt-Keeper.

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* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' was based on a 1950s {{EC|Comics}} Creator/{{EC|Comics}} horror comic of the same name, complete with Crypt-Keeper.



* Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart:

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* Seemingly very few on the internet know that there was an original ''Literature/RainbowSix'' novel.

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* Seemingly very few on the internet Internet know that there was an original ''Literature/RainbowSix'' novel.
13th Aug '16 1:09:08 PM nombretomado
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** ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' started out as a straight adaptation of the fairy tale ''Lulu oder die Zauberflöte'' from [[DichterAndDenker Christoph Martin Wieland's]] ''Dschinnistan''. However, when another adaptation of the same plot hit the stage first, Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder completely reworked the libretto, so it became something else.

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** ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' started out as a straight adaptation of the fairy tale ''Lulu oder die Zauberflöte'' from [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Christoph Martin Wieland's]] ''Dschinnistan''. However, when another adaptation of the same plot hit the stage first, Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder completely reworked the libretto, so it became something else.



* Music/RichardWagner adapted ''Rienzi'' (which later became UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's favourite opera) from the 1835 novel ''Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes'' by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. He also clearly lifted the plot for ''Der fliegende Holländer'' from the description of a fictional play in ''Die Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski'' by [[DichterAndDenker Heinrich Heine]].

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* Music/RichardWagner adapted ''Rienzi'' (which later became UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's favourite opera) from the 1835 novel ''Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes'' by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. He also clearly lifted the plot for ''Der fliegende Holländer'' from the description of a fictional play in ''Die Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski'' by [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Heinrich Heine]].
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