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4th Dec '16 9:44:09 AM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', Chrono's staff Durandal was created by Gil Graham to fight the Book of Darkness. Due to Graham being AdaptedOut, the movie changed it to [[AncestralWeapon originally belonging to his father]]. All well and good, were it not for the fact that Chrono's father died via exploding spaceship while on duty (meaning he would have had his weapon with him), which makes you wonder how in the hell Lindy got a hold of it.
2nd Dec '16 7:49:07 PM unokkun
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* ''Anime/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'' has a minor one in the "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya" arc of the anime. The light novel starts with Kyon telling Haruhi about the powers of the SOS Brigade members, and Haruhi dismissing it as "too convenient". Then the main plot is Haruhi making a bad movie where the SOS Brigade members played characters with their actual powers. The anime moved around that first scene to make it the last scene of the arc (so Haruhi dismissed because it was so obvious he was basing it on the movie). But the anime still kept Kyon's narration line "Is this my fault?" when he found out about the roles.
30th Nov '16 12:05:19 PM SpinAttaxx
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** In the ''Manga/DragonBall'' anime, Goku meets Dr. Flappe, a professor who lives not far from Jingle Village and was pressured by the Red Ribbon Army into creating Android 8. Several years later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the creator of the Androids, including [[InSeriesNickname Eighter]], is revealed to be Dr. Gero. Also in ''Dragon Ball Z'', the ship Goku uses to get to Namek is a modified version of the ship he was sent to Earth in, which Piccolo destroyed in {{Filler}}. However, the latter issue is no longer present in ''Anime/DragonBallKai''.
** Also in the ''Dragon Ball Z'' anime, the line from the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga is cut where Zarbon tells Vegeta that Freeza can transform, leaving a bit of a headscratching moment when Vegeta references it later on. Kai does not fix this.
** The anime shows Nappa throwing off his armor, which is apparently a massive and heavy object. The Freeza Saga later reveals that the armor is not only very elastic, but also extremely light, so Nappa's armor being heavy makes no sense.
** Anime filler shows the character Dabura becoming good. Namek's Dragonballs are then used to wish back the people who are not evil. Dabura should have been revived, yet he doesn't appear later as this doesn't happen in the manga.
** The Garlic Jr. Saga is basically one big adaptation induced plot hole. It, nor any of the other movies occur in the manga obviously. It directly follows the movie ''The Dead Zone'', which is supposed to take place before the start of ''Dragon Ball Z''. If Dead Zone was canon, then there's no reason Krillin and the others don't know about Gohan in the first episode of ''Dragon Ball Z'' and are surprised when he unleashes his power on Radditz.
** In one filler episode of ''Dragon Ball'', Master Roshi tells a story of the creation of the Dragon Balls, which not only contradicts the later canon (which is forgivable because he introduces it as a story he heard, not necessarily claiming it as the truth) but is also out of place because he didn't know what dragon balls were in the first place.
** Similarly, an episode of ''Z'' has King Kai tell the story of how the Saiyans were wiped out, and attributes it to the "Kami-sama" of their galaxy summoning a meteor to strike Planet Vegeta in order to rid the galaxy of the Saiyans and their evil ways. As it turns out, this is far from the truth, as Freeza was the one who destroyed the planet, and for less than noble reasons.

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** In a filler episode of the ''Manga/DragonBall'' anime, animé, Goku meets Dr. Flappe, a professor who lives not far from Jingle Village and was pressured by the Red Ribbon Army into creating Android 8. Several No such character existed in the manga, which caused some problems when several years later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', (when the animé became ''Anime/DragonBallZ''), [[RememberTheNewGuy Dr. Gero]] is introduced as the creator of the Androids, including [[InSeriesNickname Eighter]], is revealed to be Dr. Gero. Also in ''Dragon Ball Z'', the Red Ribbon Androids. ''[[AllThereInTheManual Daizenshuu 7]]'' addresses this and notes Flappe might have been Gero's colleague during Android 8's creation.
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ship Goku uses to get to Namek is a modified version of the ship he was sent to Earth in, which Piccolo destroyed in {{Filler}}.a {{filler}} episode during the Saiyan Saga. However, the latter issue is no longer present in ''Anime/DragonBallKai''.
** Also in the ''Dragon Ball Z'' anime, the line from the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga is cut where Zarbon tells Vegeta that Freeza Frieza can transform, leaving a bit of a headscratching moment when Vegeta references it later on. Kai ''Kai'' does not fix this.
** The anime shows Nappa throwing off his armor, which is apparently a massive and heavy object. The Freeza Frieza Saga later reveals that the armor is not only very elastic, but also extremely light, so Nappa's armor being heavy makes no sense.
** Anime Animé filler shows the character Dabura becoming good. Namek's Dragonballs Dragon Balls are then used to wish back the people who are not evil. Dabura should logically have been revived, yet he doesn't appear later as this doesn't happen in the manga.
** The Garlic Jr. Saga is basically one big adaptation induced plot hole. It, Neither it, nor [[NonSerialMovie any of the other movies movies]], occur in the manga obviously. manga. It directly follows the movie ''The ''[[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Dead Zone'', Zone]]'', which is supposed to take place before the start of ''Dragon Ball Z''. If Dead Zone ''Dead Zone'' was canon, then there's no reason Krillin and the others don't know about Gohan in the first episode of ''Dragon Ball Z'' and are surprised when he unleashes his power on Radditz.
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** In one filler episode of ''Dragon Ball'', Master Roshi tells a story of the creation of the Dragon Balls, which not only contradicts the later canon (which is forgivable because he introduces it as a story he heard, not necessarily claiming it as the truth) but is also out of place because he didn't know what dragon balls Dragon Balls were in the first place.
** Similarly, an episode of ''Z'' has King Kai tell the story of how the Saiyans were wiped out, and attributes it to the "Kami-sama" of their galaxy summoning a meteor to strike Planet Vegeta in order to rid the galaxy of the Saiyans and their evil ways. As it turns out, this is far from the truth, as Freeza Frieza was the one who destroyed the planet, and for less than noble reasons.



*** ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' messes up this previous scene in another way by saying Freeza spent 15 years in Hell being put through a SugarBowl punishment (suspended from a tree while fairies sing happy songs), while in the filler he was free to move around. Of course, the entire depiction of Hell as a somewhat pleasant park originated in Filler in the first place...
** When Vegeta is about to self-destruct himself to destroy Majin Buu, he asked Piccolo where he would be in the afterlife. Piccolo retorts that since Vegeta has been a ruthless Saiyan for most of his life, he would be sent to hell where not only he would lose his body but his soul would also be purified until he is reborn without any memories. While it makes sense in the manga as we never saw what hell looks like at the time, it doesn't explain why many villains such as Frieza, Cell and others in fillers, movie and GT keep their body and did not even lift a finger in an attempt to purify them.

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*** ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' messes up this previous scene in another way by saying Freeza Frieza spent 15 years in Hell being put through a SugarBowl punishment (suspended from a tree while fairies sing happy songs), while in the filler he was free to move around. Of course, the entire depiction of Hell as a somewhat pleasant park originated in Filler filler in the first place...
** When Vegeta is about to self-destruct himself to destroy Majin Buu, he asked Piccolo where he would be in the afterlife. Piccolo retorts that since Vegeta has been a ruthless Saiyan for most of his life, he would be sent to hell where he would not only he would lose his body body, but his soul would also be purified until he is reborn without any memories. While it makes sense in the manga as we never saw what hell Hell looks like at the time, it doesn't explain why many villains such as Frieza, Cell and others in fillers, movie filler, movies and GT ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' keep their body bodies and did not no-one even lift lifts a finger in an attempt to purify them.



* ''Anime/AceAttorney'': A major part of Phoenix's backstory involves "class trial" when he was accused of stealing [[spoiler: Edgeworth's]] lunch money. He was sick the day the money was stolen and didn't attend PE class, so when he was only one without alibi everyone assumed it was him. [[AdaptationExpansion Anime-only episode "Turnabout Promise"]] extended the scene by showing Pheonix taking envelope in which money was supposed to be and [[NotWhatItLooksLike being seen by a girl from his class]]. However despite being seemingly caught red-handed the trial goes the same way it did in the game with [[spoiler: Edgeworth]] claiming they accuse him with no evidence, and the fact that he was seen isn't brought up at all.

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* ''Anime/AceAttorney'': A major part of Phoenix's backstory involves "class trial" when he was accused of stealing [[spoiler: Edgeworth's]] lunch money. He was sick the day the money was stolen and didn't attend PE class, so when he was only one without alibi everyone assumed it was him. [[AdaptationExpansion Anime-only The anime-only episode "Turnabout Promise"]] Promise" [[AdaptationExpansion extended the scene scene]] by showing Pheonix taking the envelope in which the money was supposed to be in and [[NotWhatItLooksLike being seen by a girl from his class]]. However However, despite being seemingly caught red-handed red-handed, the trial goes the same way it did in the game with [[spoiler: Edgeworth]] [[spoiler:Edgeworth]] claiming they accuse him with no evidence, and the fact that he was seen isn't brought up at all. all.



** TheMovie also cuts some exposition from ''ThisIslandEarth''. And by some, we mean "''[=MST3K: The Movie=]'' is ''12 minutes shorter'' than the film it's riffing" (though that's mainly due to [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio believing]] average movie audiences wouldn't sit through a full 90 minutes.)

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** TheMovie also cuts some exposition from ''ThisIslandEarth''. And by some, we mean "''[=MST3K: The Movie=]'' is ''12 minutes shorter'' than the film it's riffing" (though that's mainly due to [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio believing]] average movie audiences wouldn't sit through a full 90 minutes.)minutes).



* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Trilogy'', the help for the combat visor in the first game notes that the visors you possess are indicated in the lower left of the screen. This is not true for the trilogy version where they are in a separate menu accessed by holding - and selecting the visor from a menu, and only the current visor remains listed on the {{HUD}}.
** Another example, from the same game (also from the North American re-release of Metroid Prime). In the original release of Prime, Metroid Prime had been captured by the Space Pirates and studied for a while. Then, it broke out, merged with some Pirate gear, and escaped back to where it came from. The problem is that where it came from was supposed to be behind an impenetrable barrier that you spend most of the game getting the key to. So this was changed in the re-releases to fix the plot hole; it was never captured by Pirates and so forth. However, in so doing, they [[VoodooShark introduced another plot hole]]: if the Metroid Prime never was captured by the Space Pirates, where did it get all that fancy Pirate gear that it uses on you in the first battle? And why is it even called "Metroid Prime" since it was the Pirates who gave it that name?

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* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Trilogy'', Later releases of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' fixed a particularly glaring plot hole regarding the help for the combat visor titular creature present in the first game notes that the visors you possess are indicated in the lower left of the screen. This is not true for the trilogy version where they are in a separate menu accessed by holding - and selecting the visor from a menu, and only the current visor remains listed on the {{HUD}}.
** Another example, from the same game (also from the North American re-release of Metroid Prime). In
the original release of Prime, Metroid release.[[labelnote:*]]Metroid Prime had been captured by the Space Pirates and studied for a while. Then, it broke out, merged with some Pirate gear, and escaped back to where it came from. The problem is that where it came from was supposed to be behind an impenetrable barrier that you spend most of the game getting the key to. So this was changed in In later releases, the re-releases to fix the plot hole; scan logs are revised so that it was never captured by Pirates and so forth. forth.[[/labelnote]] However, in so doing, they [[VoodooShark introduced another plot hole]]: if the Metroid Prime was never was captured by the Space Pirates, where did it get all that fancy Pirate gear that it its first form uses on you in the first battle? you? And why is it even called "Metroid Prime" since when it was the Pirates who gave it that name?
27th Nov '16 7:01:57 PM comicwriter
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** Likewise, despite being a founding X-Man in the comics, when Angel first appears in the show, it's clear that he and the X-Men have never met before. A few of the later episodes (such as "Proteus: Part I") erroneously inserted Angel into flashbacks showing the original founders of the team, despite him never having been a member in this continuity.

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** Likewise, despite being a founding X-Man in the comics, when Angel first appears in the show, it's clear that he and the X-Men have never met before. A few of the later episodes (such as "Proteus: Part I") I" and "Xavier Remembers") erroneously inserted Angel into flashbacks showing the original founders of the team, despite him never having been a member in this continuity.
23rd Nov '16 9:26:47 AM Medinoc
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* In the Ellipse-Nelvana AnimatedAdaptation of ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'', part of the dialogue shows that ''The Calculus Affair'' took place before the moon stories (''Destination Moon'' and ''Explorers on the Moon'') instead of the other way around like in the original comics. However, in ''The Calculus Affair'' we see Tintin and Haddock fought off both Syldavians ''and'' Bordurians to rescue Professor Calculus. Yet in the moon stories, we see Calculus happily working for the government of the country who kidnapped him (Syldavia).

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* In the Ellipse-Nelvana AnimatedAdaptation of ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'', part of the dialogue shows that ''The Calculus Affair'' took place before the moon stories (''Destination Moon'' and ''Explorers on the Moon'') instead of the other way around like in the original comics. However, in ''The Calculus Affair'' we see Tintin and Haddock fought off both Syldavians ''and'' Bordurians to rescue Professor Calculus. Yet in the moon stories, we see Calculus happily working for the government of one of the country countries who fought over his kidnapped him self (Syldavia).
20th Nov '16 7:48:09 PM comicwriter
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* The ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode "Cold Comfort" contained a {{Flashback}} MythologyGag referencing the original Creator/StanLee /Creator/JackKirby series by featuring a battle between the teenage founding X-Men and ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. The problem? In the show's continuity, it's established that the team didn't encounter Magneto until years later when they were all adults.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode ''WesternAnimation/XMen'':
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"Cold Comfort" contained a {{Flashback}} MythologyGag referencing the original Creator/StanLee /Creator/JackKirby series by featuring a battle between the teenage founding X-Men and ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. The problem? In the show's continuity, it's established that the team didn't encounter Magneto until years later when they were all adults.
** Likewise, despite being a founding X-Man in the comics, when Angel first appears in the show, it's clear that he and the X-Men have never met before. A few of the later episodes (such as "Proteus: Part I") erroneously inserted Angel into flashbacks showing the original founders of the team, despite him never having been a member in this continuity.
20th Nov '16 6:50:52 PM comicwriter
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* The ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode "Cold Comfort" contained a {{Flashback}} MythologyGag referencing the original Creator/StanLee /Creator/JackKirby series by featuring a battle between the teenage founding X-Men and ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. The problem? In the show's continuity, it's established that Angel was ''never'' a member of the X-Men, and that the team didn't encounter Magneto until years later when they were all adults.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode "Cold Comfort" contained a {{Flashback}} MythologyGag referencing the original Creator/StanLee /Creator/JackKirby series by featuring a battle between the teenage founding X-Men and ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. The problem? In the show's continuity, it's established that Angel was ''never'' a member of the X-Men, and that the team didn't encounter Magneto until years later when they were all adults.
15th Nov '16 9:05:27 PM Pamina
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* In the 2012 adaptation of ''Film/{{Les Miserables|2012}}'', there are several minor ones that crop up. In the "Who Am I" number, Valjean simply tells the judge who he is to clear the falsely-accused man's name, providing no more evidence than saying that Javert will recognize him (and given that Javert just spent the last scene saying he now believes that Valjean is ''not'' the convict he was looking for, it comes across as Javert having rather bad judgement). In the musical, the script specifies that Valjean proves his identity by showing the tattoo of "24601" branded on his chest. Another takes place when Thenardier and his gang try to rob Valjean's house. In the play, after Eponine gets rid of them, Cosette pretends she saw a mysterious shadow outside which caused her to scream, thus causing Valjean to think that the "shadow" was Javert lurking outside. In the movie, Cosette has already gone to bed and thus Valjean only hears Eponine screaming and... somehow comes to the conclusion that this means that Javert is nearby.

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* In the 2012 adaptation of ''Film/{{Les Miserables|2012}}'', there are several minor ones that crop up. up.
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In the "Who Am I" number, Valjean simply tells the judge who he is to clear the falsely-accused man's name, providing no more evidence than saying that Javert will recognize him (and given that Javert just spent the last scene saying he now believes that Valjean is ''not'' the convict he was looking for, it comes across as Javert having rather bad judgement). In the musical, the script specifies that Valjean proves his identity by showing the tattoo of "24601" branded on his chest. chest.
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Another takes place when Thenardier and his gang try to rob Valjean's house. In the play, after Eponine gets rid of them, Cosette pretends she saw a three mysterious shadow men lurking outside which caused her to scream, thus causing Valjean to think that the "shadow" was Javert lurking outside.has found him. In the movie, Cosette has already gone to bed and thus Valjean only hears Eponine screaming and... somehow comes to the conclusion that this means that Javert is nearby.
31st Oct '16 8:39:02 PM TheBigBopper
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* The TV anime adaptation of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' ends with Guts facing certain doom, but then skips to him still alive in TheStinger (looking as he did in the ActionPrologue). As Skull Knight, the guy who saved him in the manga, was AdaptedOut, this just seems blatantly nonsensical.

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* The TV anime adaptation of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' ''Anime/Berserk1997'' ends with Guts facing certain doom, but then skips to him still alive in TheStinger (looking as he did in the ActionPrologue). As Skull Knight, the guy who saved him in the manga, was AdaptedOut, this just seems blatantly nonsensical.
25th Oct '16 9:28:16 AM NNinja
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** In the first book Gandalf came to Isengard because Saruman asked him to using Radagast[[labelnote:Note]]a wizard who is friendly with animals and can talk with them[[/labelnote]] as courier. During the meeting with Radagast Gandalf asked him to seek help with animals he's friendly with, to bring any usefull information to him and Saruman. This is why Eagle later came to Isengard and rescued Gandalf. In the movies however Gandalf came to Isengard of his own will and his meeting with Radagast never happened, so Eagle coming to rescue him comes across as DeusExMachina.
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