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27th Sep '16 6:46:32 AM Andyroid
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* Creator/CarlBarks' comic book adaptation of the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short "Trick or Treat" expands a bit on why Donald is so mean to his nephews (he hates Halloween because of trick-or-treaters interrupting his privacy), and adds a few extra gags (like Witch Hazel disguising herself as an attractive lady duck, and later summoning a monster to steal Donald's candy).
11th Sep '16 8:40:32 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/EndersGame'' by OrsonScottCard began its life as a short story before being expanded into a (much more famous) novel. Card never intended the short story to be anything more than that. His real desire was to write ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'', a book about how it's not always right to NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead. He had much of the storyline down but had trouble coming up with a convincing protagonist. A friend of his suggested using Ender from the short story. Card liked the idea but didn't want to spend a third of the book introducing him. His final decision was to expand the short story into a novel he always intended to be a prequel. While ''Speaker for the Dead'' is quite well-known in its own right, it will never be as popular as ''Ender's Game''.

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* ''Literature/EndersGame'' by OrsonScottCard Creator/OrsonScottCard began its life as a short story before being expanded into a (much more famous) novel. Card never intended the short story to be anything more than that. His real desire was to write ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'', a book about how it's not always right to NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead. He had much of the storyline down but had trouble coming up with a convincing protagonist. A friend of his suggested using Ender from the short story. Card liked the idea but didn't want to spend a third of the book introducing him. His final decision was to expand the short story into a novel he always intended to be a prequel. While ''Speaker for the Dead'' is quite well-known in its own right, it will never be as popular as ''Ender's Game''.
7th Sep '16 8:16:59 AM DoKnowButchie
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* With the exception of Bob, Luc Besson's original ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' did not spend a lot of time with the organization that kidnapped and trained the title character. We briefly meet some of the people there--the director, a tech, a quartermaster, Amande the charm school instructor--but the film is not, in the end, concerned about them. The 1997 - 2001 ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'', in turn, expanded on all of these roles, making them into the series' regular cast.
31st Aug '16 7:24:02 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' and its many spin-offs and limited miniseries are based on Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' Literature/JohnCarterofMars. Certain original storylines that are exclusive to its publisher Creator/DynamiteComics expand on main characters backstories that were not covered in the book, such as ''Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris'', a prequel set 400 years before the arrival of John Carter, focusing on the titular heroine (as well as Carter's LoveInterest)'s life and adventures before she met the Earthman.

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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' and its many spin-offs and limited miniseries are based on Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' Literature/JohnCarterofMars.Literature/JohnCarterOfMars. Certain original storylines that are exclusive to its publisher Creator/DynamiteComics expand on main characters backstories that were not covered in the book, such as ''Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris'', a prequel set 400 years before the arrival of John Carter, focusing on the titular heroine (as well as Carter's LoveInterest)'s life and adventures before she met the Earthman.
31st Aug '16 7:23:31 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' and its many spin-offs and limited miniseries are based on EdgarRiceBurroughs' Literature/JohnCarterofMars. Certain original storylines that are exclusive to its publisher Creator/DynamiteComics expand on main characters backstories that were not covered in the book, such as ''Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris'', a prequel set 400 years before the arrival of John Carter, focusing on the titular heroine (as well as Carter's LoveInterest)'s life and adventures before she met the Earthman.

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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' and its many spin-offs and limited miniseries are based on EdgarRiceBurroughs' Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' Literature/JohnCarterofMars. Certain original storylines that are exclusive to its publisher Creator/DynamiteComics expand on main characters backstories that were not covered in the book, such as ''Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris'', a prequel set 400 years before the arrival of John Carter, focusing on the titular heroine (as well as Carter's LoveInterest)'s life and adventures before she met the Earthman.
26th Aug '16 7:19:59 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The ''Brotherhood'' anime was more faithful to the manga itself but it also had some scenes and episodes dedicated to this trope. i.e. the first episode was full-on anime-only material, centered on a CanonForeigner named Isaac "Freezing Alchemist" [=McDougal=]... who turns out to be [[spoiler: the second person to ever realize Father's plans to turn Amestris into a giant transmutation circle, which [[HeKnowsTooMuch gets him killed by Pride]] on-screen. Twenty episodes later, when Ed ''also'' deduces the truth, he has a flashback to [=McDougal=]'s words as they fought and [[OhCrap is horrified]].]]

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** The ''Brotherhood'' anime was more faithful to the manga itself but it also had some scenes and episodes dedicated to this trope. i.e. the first episode was full-on anime-only material, centered on a CanonForeigner named Isaac "Freezing Alchemist" [=McDougal=]... who turns out to be [[spoiler: the second person to ever realize Father's plans to turn Amestris into a giant transmutation circle, which [[HeKnowsTooMuch gets him killed by Pride]] on-screen. Twenty episodes later, when Ed ''also'' deduces the truth, he has truth [[OhCrap and is horrified at it]], his train of thoughts include a flashback to [=McDougal=]'s words as they fought and [[OhCrap is horrified]].during their fight.]]
26th Aug '16 7:18:38 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] deviated from the manga on many points due to a huge case of OvertookTheManga, but even the ones where it stayed the same had additional scenes. The Liore arc, one of the more faithfully adapted ones, goes on for two episodes instead of one chapter, has several added scenes expanding on Rose's backstory, and shows Father Cornello and his minions giving the Elric brothers more trouble than they did in the manga. Some minor plots are expanded upon, as in the anime, Ed has a TenMinuteRetirement after Nina's death, during which he encounters and helps arrest Barry the Chopper (whom the brothers don't meet in the manga until his soul is bound to a suit of armor).
** The ''Brotherhood'' anime was more faithful to the manga itself but it also had some episodes dedicated to this trope. i.e. the first episode was full-on anime-only material, centered on a CanonForeigner named Isaac "Freezing Alchemist" [=McDougal=], who turns out to be [[spoiler: the second person to ever realize Father's plans to turn Amestris into a giant transmutation circle.]]

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** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] deviated from the manga on many points due to a huge case of OvertookTheManga, but even the ones where it stayed the same had additional scenes. The Liore arc, one of the more faithfully adapted ones, goes on for two episodes instead of one chapter, has several added scenes expanding on Rose's backstory, and shows Father Cornello and his minions giving the Elric brothers more trouble than they did in the manga. Some minor plots are expanded upon, as in the anime, Ed has a TenMinuteRetirement after Nina's death, during which he encounters and helps arrest Winry are captured by Barry the Chopper (whom the brothers don't meet in the manga until his soul is bound to a suit of armor).
armor) and Ed has to fight him to free himself and Winry and then help arrest him.
** The ''Brotherhood'' anime was more faithful to the manga itself but it also had some scenes and episodes dedicated to this trope. i.e. the first episode was full-on anime-only material, centered on a CanonForeigner named Isaac "Freezing Alchemist" [=McDougal=], [=McDougal=]... who turns out to be [[spoiler: the second person to ever realize Father's plans to turn Amestris into a giant transmutation circle.circle, which [[HeKnowsTooMuch gets him killed by Pride]] on-screen. Twenty episodes later, when Ed ''also'' deduces the truth, he has a flashback to [=McDougal=]'s words as they fought and [[OhCrap is horrified]].]]
26th Aug '16 5:41:44 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* An unusual example of this trope is ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' when it is adapted into the manga ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin''. Being a 43-episode TV series, there's no shortage of source material, but the author, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, did more than that -- he streamlined the original storyline while visiting many background events and character histories. This included [[WorthyOpponent Char]] [[AcePilot Anzable]] and [[TheChick Sayla]] [[ActionGirl Mass's]] childhood and exile, Char's subsequent enrollment in [[TheEmpire Zeon's]] military, the path to the One Year War (up to the Battle of Loum, where TheFederation's space fleet suffered a devastating defeat) and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure General Revil's]] capture and escape. Yasuhiko's adaptation is quite popular in Japan and this expansion is praised by fans, and the manga is still ongoing.

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* An unusual example of this trope is ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' when it is adapted into the manga ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin''. Being a 43-episode TV series, there's no shortage of source material, but the author, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, did more than that -- he streamlined the original storyline while visiting many background events and character histories. This included [[WorthyOpponent Char]] [[AcePilot Anzable]] Aznable]] and [[TheChick Sayla]] [[ActionGirl Mass's]] childhood and exile, Char's subsequent enrollment in [[TheEmpire Zeon's]] military, the path to the One Year War (up to the Battle of Loum, where TheFederation's space fleet suffered a devastating defeat) and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure General Revil's]] capture and escape. Yasuhiko's adaptation is quite popular in Japan and this expansion is praised by fans, and the manga is still ongoing.



** Episodes 166 and 167 have the most Adaptation Expansion in the entire series. Instead of trying to defeat Pain herself, Hinata decides to distract him in order to free Naruto from the spikes binding him to the ground. She didn't get beat down once, she got beat down ''multiple times''. She then tried one last time to remove the spike from Naruto's hands, but Pain does the last attack. Then along came 167, with Naruto doing some fighting in the 4-tailed mode (it only lasted for one panel in the manga,) then unleashing hell on Pain in the 6-tailed mode with a series of attacks, including [[BeamSpam a rapid-fire mini-Tailed Beast Bomb attack]] and a [[FrickinLaserBeams Tailed Beast Laser]] (both attacks were [[CanonImmigrant actually imported]] much later in the manga;) then Naruto goes 8-tailed and creates a ''meteor shower'' with a stream of flames igniting the debris flying out of the Chibaku Tensei. To say the animation in both episodes is [[OffModel odd]] is an understatement; nonetheless, the fluid, fast-paced animation made for action-packed episodes.

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** Episodes 166 and 167 have the most Adaptation Expansion in the entire series. Instead of trying to defeat Pain herself, Hinata decides to distract him in order to free Naruto from the spikes binding him to the ground. She didn't get beat down once, she got beat down ''multiple times''.times'' but being a PluckyGirl, she got back to her feet each one. She then tried one last time to remove the spike from Naruto's hands, but Pain does the last attack. Then along came 167, with Naruto doing some fighting in the 4-tailed mode (it only lasted for one panel in the manga,) then unleashing hell on Pain in the 6-tailed mode with a series of attacks, including [[BeamSpam a rapid-fire mini-Tailed Beast Bomb attack]] and a [[FrickinLaserBeams Tailed Beast Laser]] (both attacks were [[CanonImmigrant actually imported]] much later in the manga;) then Naruto goes 8-tailed and creates a ''meteor shower'' with a stream of flames igniting the debris flying out of the Chibaku Tensei. To say the animation in both episodes is [[OffModel odd]] is an understatement; nonetheless, the fluid, fast-paced animation made for action-packed episodes.



** In yet another major example, episode 460 marks the beginning of one of the few short filler arcs to not only be accepted, but outright regarded as necessary: [[spoiler: giving the formerly [[GenericDoomsdayVillain generic]] and [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere unexplained]] [[BigBad Kaguya Otsutsuki]] some much-needed attention in the form of a greatly-expanded backstory and personality.]]
*** [[spoiler: Which it fails to give her either of them.]]

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** In yet another major example, episode 460 marks the beginning of one of the few short filler arcs to not only be accepted, but outright regarded as necessary: [[spoiler: giving the formerly [[GenericDoomsdayVillain generic]] and [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere unexplained]] [[BigBad Kaguya Otsutsuki]] some much-needed attention in the form of a greatly-expanded backstory and personality.]]
*** [[spoiler: Which
Whether it fails to give her either worked or not, it's in the eye of them.]]the beholder.]]



** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' makes a halfhearted effort to expand the roles of the Four Heavenly Kings in its first story arc, keeping them alive past the points of their canon deaths in order to introduce a plot point regarding their romantic involvement with the Sailor Guardians in their past lives. Since ''Crystal'' is a TruerToTheText adaptation which otherwise follows the manga scene for scene, this subplot doesn't go much of anywhere before they are unceremoniously killed off in the buildup to the finale.

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** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' makes a halfhearted effort attempts to expand the roles of the Four Heavenly Kings in its first story arc, keeping them alive past the points of their canon deaths in order to introduce a plot point regarding their romantic involvement with the Sailor Guardians in their past lives. Since ''Crystal'' is a TruerToTheText adaptation which otherwise follows the manga scene for scene, this subplot doesn't go much of anywhere before they are unceremoniously killed off in the buildup to the finale.


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* ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'' tells the adventures and misadventures of an Italian boy named Marco Rossi, who goes to Argentina [[IWillFindYou to find his mother]]. The basis for it is a mere ''chapter'' of the book ''Cuore'' by the Italian writer Edmondo D'Amici, so the series itself takes the basic idea and timeline and builds a whole story from there by inserting SliceOfLife episodes with Marco and his remaining family (his father and older brother Tonio) preparing for the travel, Marco befriending a nearby family and specially the youngest daughter Fiorina [[spoiler: and finding them again in Argentina]], the addition of Marco's [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys pet monkey]] Amedio, etc.
25th Aug '16 6:25:05 PM jouXIII
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***[[spoiler: Which it fails to give her either of them.]]
19th Aug '16 3:18:54 AM klausbaudelaire
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* Filipino CopShow ''Series/AngProbinsyano'' shared very much the same premise as the 1997 Creator/FernandoPoeJr [[Film/AngProbinsyano film]], i.e. a twin brother assumes the role of his fallen cop sibling who was betrayed and killed by corrupt police officers in a drug sting operation, but further expanded and modernised the plot, often incorprating ComicRelief, SliceOfLife and real-world references to locally-occuring crimes and other such incidents into the mix.
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