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21st Aug '17 4:22:24 PM omegaman
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** ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' got hit with this ''hard''. In addition to the above:
*** The first arc of the first season, the Friagne arc, is an adaptation of the first light novel. ''Unlike'' the anime, however, the novel is clear that there are two spells in Friagne's EvilPlan: City Devourer, which creates the massive amount of [[LifeEnergy Power of Existence]] necessary to power the second spell, and said second spell, Resurrection, capable of giving an entity a full existence. It is explicity stated the creator of Resurrection is the Crimson Denizen Leanansidhe. Friange also plants the second spell in his ring of fire resistance, Azure. Neither spell is set off before Friagne is killed, so Resurrection remains dormant within Azure. [[spoiler: This is why Yuji is able to gain a full existence in ''Shakugan no Shana Final''; the spell to do so was hanging around his neck practically the entire series, and why Leanansidhe was able to change the activation trigger to a [[TrueLovesKiss kiss]]; it was his spell in the first place!]]
*** The first novel also mentioned Bal Masqué's goal was to create a paradise from Crimson Denizens on Earth, something that evolved into creating an entire duplicate Earth. Viewers of the first and second seasons have no idea what Bal Masqué is after, especially when taking the the first two seasons' [[GeckoEnding Gecko Endings]] into account, making them come off as a generic NebulousEvilOrganization.
*** One of the main complaints about ''Shakugan no Shana Finall'' was the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters that appeared out of nowhere. Many of these characters should have appeared or at least been mentioned in seasons 1 and 2, but the short stories they debuted in were never adapted to the anime.
*** Entire light novels failed to be adapted! Volume XV takes place between the events depicted in season 2 and season 3, introduces even more of the characters seen in ''Final'', and provides even more explanations regarding [[spoiler: Yuji's motives (such as his study into Révolution, a defunct organization dedicated to promoting coexistance between Flame Hazes, Crimson Denizens, and humans).]] Volume X was all about the first Great War, and provide information critical to understanding what the heck happened to [[spoiler: [[FusionDance Pheles and Johan]]]] at the end of ''Final''.
18th Aug '17 5:07:16 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'':
** The movie keeps [[ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen the comic book]]'s [[TheReveal dramatic revelation]] that "M" is [[spoiler: [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Professor James Moriarty]]]], but it never actually explains ''how'' a simple [[spoiler: mathematics professor]]--who's also a [[spoiler: notorious criminal mastermind]]--came to be the head of British Intelligence. The comic book explains that British Intelligence recruited him as an informant years before [[spoiler: his confrontation with Sherlock Holmes]], allowing him to rise up the ranks of the service until he became the powerful "M".
** Unlike the movie, the comic book makes it clear from the beginning that it takes place in a world where [[AllMythsAreTrue all fiction is true]]. Among other things, this means that [[spoiler: Sherlock Holmes]] is a very real world-renowned celebrity whose [[NeverFoundTheBody apparent death]] made major headlines. Therefore, it's a bit more understandable that Quatermain instantly knows who [[spoiler: Moriarty]] is upon seeing his face.
7th Aug '17 4:26:36 PM SaiyamanMS
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* The live action adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' removes any reference to DIO or the events of ''Manga/StardustCrusaders'', leaving certain aspects of the backstory unexplained.
28th Jul '17 9:03:40 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'''s anime suffers from this a lot, despite otherwise being a faithful adaption. Some situations are not properly foreshadowed or even explained, so they come completely out of nowhere and/or don't make any sense to people not familiar with the video game. Case in point: [[spoiler:It's never explained why Ion dies if he reads the Planet Score. He just does. In the game, this was explained properly, especially in skits.]] They also removed some sub plots such as [[spoiler: Luke being trained in using his [[RealityWarper hyperresonance]] by Tear which also handles Tear's relationship with her mentor [[DarkActionGirl Legretta]] and shows Luke and Tear growing close and thus making their romance more natural and believable.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'''s anime suffers from this a lot, despite otherwise being a faithful adaption. Some situations are not properly foreshadowed or even explained, so they come completely out of nowhere and/or don't make any sense to people not familiar with the video game. Case in point: [[spoiler:It's never explained why Ion dies if he reads the Planet Score. He just does. In the game, this was explained properly, especially in skits.]] They also removed some sub plots such as [[spoiler: Luke being trained in using his [[RealityWarper hyperresonance]] by Tear which also handles Tear's relationship with her mentor [[DarkActionGirl Legretta]] in flashbacks and shows Luke and Tear growing close and thus making their romance more natural and believable.]]
28th Jul '17 9:02:18 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'''s anime suffers from this a lot, despite otherwise being a faithful adaption. Some situations are not properly foreshadowed or even explained, so they come completely out of nowhere and/or don't make any sense to people not familiar with the video game. Case in point: [[spoiler:It's never explained why Ion dies if he reads the Planet Score. He just does. In the game, this was explained properly, especially in skits.]] They also removed some sub plots such as [[spoiler: Luke being trained in using his [[RealityWarper hyperresonance]] by Tear which also handles Tear's relationship with her mentor [[DarkActionGirl Legretta]] and shows Luke and Tear growing close and thus making their romance more natural and believable.]]
23rd Jul '17 12:19:41 AM MBG
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* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' soldiers use variety of guns but Rita Vrataski uses CoolSword instead. Why is she and only she using melee weapon is never explained. ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill'' from which the movie was adapted explains why. Guns have limited ammo which means no matter how good Rita will get she can only kill so much aliens in a single battle, and melee weapon removes this limitation. On the other hand it's DifficultButAwesome to use and the only reason why Rita is capable of using it effectively is because she was stuck in GroundhogDayLoop and had as much time to train as she wanted.

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* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', soldiers use variety of guns but Rita Vrataski uses a CoolSword instead. Why is she and only she is using a melee weapon is never explained. ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill'' from which the movie was adapted explains why. Guns have limited ammo which means no matter how good Rita will get she can only kill so much aliens in a single battle, and a melee weapon removes this limitation. On the other hand it's DifficultButAwesome to use and the only reason why Rita is capable of using it effectively is because she was stuck in GroundhogDayLoop and had as much time to train as she wanted.


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** Another one from ''Justice League'' is Obsidian, who shows up in backgrounds fairly often. Thing is, Obsidian's powers come from being the son of Alan Scott, who doesn't appear to exist in the show's continuity, so how he got them is a mystery.
29th Jun '17 6:30:35 AM TorpidDrake
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** In the original movies, most authorities figures are presented as either corrupt or incompetent, an element that is not present in ''Swarm of the Century''

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** In the original movies, most authorities authority figures are presented as either corrupt or incompetent, an element that is not present in ''Swarm of the Century''
29th Jun '17 6:29:45 AM TorpidDrake
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony]]'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' is, by the writers' own admission, an adapation/homage of the ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' movies. As such, many things that in the episode are perceived as [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesops]] are really a case of this:

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony]]'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' is, by the writers' own admission, an adapation/homage adaptation/homage of the ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' movies. As such, many things that in the episode are perceived as [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesops]] are really a case of this:



** Pinkie also serves as a stand-in for Murray Futterman, who in the second movie was portrayed as suffering from PSTD from the Gremlins attacking him in the first movie, hence why he had trouble explaining himself.

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** Pinkie also serves as a stand-in for Murray Futterman, who in the second movie was portrayed as suffering from PSTD PTSD from the Gremlins attacking him in the first movie, hence why he had trouble explaining himself.
29th Jun '17 6:21:40 AM TorpidDrake
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony]]'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' is, by the writers' own admission, an adapation/homage of the ''Film/Gremlins'' movies. As such, many things that in the episode are perceived as [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesops]] are really a case of this:

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony]]'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' is, by the writers' own admission, an adapation/homage of the ''Film/Gremlins'' ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' movies. As such, many things that in the episode are perceived as [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesops]] are really a case of this:
29th Jun '17 6:19:51 AM TorpidDrake
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony]]'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' is, by the writers' own admission, an adapation/homage of the 'Film/Gremlins'' movies. As such, many things that in the episode are perceived as [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesops]] are really a case of this:

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony]]'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' is, by the writers' own admission, an adapation/homage of the 'Film/Gremlins'' ''Film/Gremlins'' movies. As such, many things that in the episode are perceived as [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesops]] are really a case of this:
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