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24th Jun '16 6:14:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and any other adaptation featuring ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} ignore Franchise/{{Superman}}'s role in the character's origin[[note]]In the comics, Superman gave Dick the inspiration for the Nightwing identity, as Nightwing is a hero in Kryptonian mythology[[/note]]. It's especially noticeable since the Nightwing identity [[LegacyCharacter dates back to Krypton]]!
** Although ''Young Justice'' doesn't show ''how'' Dick adopted the Nightwing persona, since it occurs some point during a five year TimeSkip. It's still possible that Superman was involved. When asked, producer Creator/GregWeisman admitted that they hadn't worked out all the details of how Dick chose the name "Nightwing."
* Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Dick's becoming Nightwing is literally just Batman suggesting the name out of the blue.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and any other adaptation featuring ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} ignore Franchise/{{Superman}}'s role in the character's origin[[note]]In the comics, Superman gave Dick the inspiration for the Nightwing identity, as Nightwing is a hero in Kryptonian mythology[[/note]]. It's especially noticeable since the Nightwing identity [[LegacyCharacter dates back to Krypton]]!
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Krypton]]! Although ''Young Justice'' doesn't show ''how'' Dick adopted the Nightwing persona, since it occurs some point during a five year TimeSkip. It's still possible that Superman was involved. When asked, producer Creator/GregWeisman admitted that they hadn't worked out all the details of how Dick chose the name "Nightwing."
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" Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Dick's becoming Nightwing is literally just Batman suggesting the name out of the blue.



* {{Twilight}} ended up cutting several of the human characters and PairTheSpares by having two characters who had their love interests taken out with each other.

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* {{Twilight}} ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' ended up cutting several of the human characters and PairTheSpares by having two characters who had their love interests taken out with each other.



** In the original novels, Glinda was the Good Witch of the South, and the Good Witch of the North Dorothy met when she first arrived in Oz was a different character. The [[Film/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz film version]] [[CompositeCharacter combined the two into a single character]]... Named Glinda. (This led to the infamous PlotHole of Glinda giving the ruby slippers to Dorothy in the beginning of the movie but not telling her that she could use them to get home until the end of the movie.) Due to AdaptationDisplacement, most subsequent adaptations have also had Glinda as the only Good Witch.

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** In the original novels, Glinda was the Good Witch of the South, and the Good Witch of the North Dorothy met when she first arrived in Oz was a different character. The [[Film/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz [[Film/TheWizardOfOz film version]] [[CompositeCharacter combined the two into a single character]]... Named Glinda. (This led to the infamous PlotHole of Glinda giving the ruby slippers to Dorothy in the beginning of the movie but not telling her that she could use them to get home until the end of the movie.) Due to AdaptationDisplacement, most subsequent adaptations have also had Glinda as the only Good Witch.
24th Jun '16 5:30:30 PM Pichu-kun
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** The anime removed the other survivors Kei and Miki met in the mall at the start of the ZombieApocalypse. The only one left is the old Christian woman, who became Taroumaru's owner. In the manga going from living in a group, to only being Miki and her friend, to then just being Miki along until she was rescued is there to show off Miki's troubles and loneliness however the anime ignored that element of her character.

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** The anime removed the other survivors Kei and Miki met in the mall at the start of the ZombieApocalypse. The only one left is the old Christian woman, who woman (who became Taroumaru's owner. owner in the anime). In the manga going from living in a group, to only being Miki and her friend, friend Kei, to then just being Miki along alone until she was rescued is there exists to show sho off Miki's troubles and loneliness however the anime ignored that element of her character.



* The original 1902 stage version of ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' removes the Wicked Witch and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Muriel).

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* ''Literature/LandOfOz'':
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The original 1902 stage version of ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' removes the Wicked Witch and Toto (who was replaced with a cow named Muriel).



** In the original novels, Glinda was the Good Witch of the South, and the Good Witch of the North Dorothy met when she first arrived in Oz was a different character. The film version [[CompositeCharacter combined the two into a single character]]... Named Glinda. (This led to the infamous PlotHole of Glinda giving the ruby slippers to Dorothy in the beginning of the movie but not telling her that she could use them to get home until the end of the movie.) Due to AdaptationDisplacement, most subsequent adaptations have also had Glinda as the only Good Witch.

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** In the original novels, Glinda was the Good Witch of the South, and the Good Witch of the North Dorothy met when she first arrived in Oz was a different character. The [[Film/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz film version version]] [[CompositeCharacter combined the two into a single character]]... Named Glinda. (This led to the infamous PlotHole of Glinda giving the ruby slippers to Dorothy in the beginning of the movie but not telling her that she could use them to get home until the end of the movie.) Due to AdaptationDisplacement, most subsequent adaptations have also had Glinda as the only Good Witch.



* This also applies to every generation of the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' franchise to be adapted.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
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This also applies to every generation of the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' franchise to be adapted.adapted. Hundreds of characters is just too impractical to include in cartoons, so at least half of all ponies never appear in adaptations.



** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}} and the student-to-the-Player role,[[/note]] and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in Movie Cameos]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.

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** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}} and Appeal|Character}}, the student-to-the-Player role,[[/note]] role, and being close to Ralts[[/note]] and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga.[[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in Movie Cameos]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.



** Characters from spinoff games rarely appear in the anime. The only ones who do are from the ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' games. The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonTrozei'' characters don't appear.
* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' Orre is never referenced. This means none of the ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' or ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' characters cameo in the manga.



* Knuckles, Metal Sonic and Amy were skipped by ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' as a result of the show's [[SpotlightStealingSquad focus on its original characters]]. In fact, only three of its characters came from the games.[[note]]Knuckles has a good excuse, as ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' was released in 1994 and SatAM launched in 1993. Even in season 2 he would have been a WalkingSpoiler, so he wasn't going to show up until season 3... but then the show got cancelled.[[/note]]

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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Knuckles, Metal Sonic and Amy were skipped by ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' as a result of the show's [[SpotlightStealingSquad focus on its original characters]]. In fact, only three of its characters came from the games.[[note]]Knuckles has a good excuse, as ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' was released in 1994 and SatAM launched in 1993. Even in season 2 he would have been a WalkingSpoiler, so he wasn't going to show up until season 3... but then the show got cancelled.[[/note]]
21st Jun '16 7:51:49 AM Unmenow2003
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* In the [[Website/{{GoAnimate}} web adaption]] of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', any non-human character is almost never seen, but some users do try, but it almost always looks terrible, given the software's limitations. This is also partially done in fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover", like the Caillou example below.
* Unlike the Dora example above, only a few characters never show up in the Website/{{GoAnimate}} version of ''WesternAnimation/Caillou'', such as Mr. Hinkle, normally in fear of being pinned as a "baby show lover".
18th Jun '16 9:54:05 PM Doug86
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** Hal Jordan was never a Comicbook/GreenLantern, and his origin was instead given to Kyle Rayner. Hal and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} were also replaced by John Stewart and Hawkgirl as founding members of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', though Aquaman did make [[DemotedToExtra guest appearances from time to time]]. Hal was still implied to exist in the DCAU (Kyle Rayner's episode of ''Superman the Animated Series'' shows a plane with "Colonel Hal Jordan" written on it), and got to make a tiny cameo in a later episode of ''Justice League Unlimited'', where he briefly replaced John thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall.

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** Hal Jordan was never a Comicbook/GreenLantern, Franchise/GreenLantern, and his origin was instead given to Kyle Rayner. Hal and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} were also replaced by John Stewart and Hawkgirl as founding members of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', though Aquaman did make [[DemotedToExtra guest appearances from time to time]]. Hal was still implied to exist in the DCAU (Kyle Rayner's episode of ''Superman the Animated Series'' shows a plane with "Colonel Hal Jordan" written on it), and got to make a tiny cameo in a later episode of ''Justice League Unlimited'', where he briefly replaced John thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' is based off Creator/MarkWaid's "Tower of Babel" story, but omits ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Wally West, and Kyle Rayner, and replaces them with Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, [[Comicbook/TheFlash Barry Allen]], and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]]. Also Ra's al Ghul was the lead villain in the original story. In the movie, he's replaced by Vandal Savage and the LegionOfDoom.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' is based off Creator/MarkWaid's "Tower of Babel" story, but omits ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Wally West, and Kyle Rayner, and replaces them with Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, [[Comicbook/TheFlash Barry Allen]], and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]]. Also Ra's al Ghul was the lead villain in the original story. In the movie, he's replaced by Vandal Savage and the LegionOfDoom.
17th Jun '16 1:17:16 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', [[spoiler:Hamato Yoshi is nowhere to be seen in this story, with Splinter a mutated rat (not Yoshi himself) who learned ninjitsu from reading books on it. Oroku Saki is not named on camera, but the character himself embodies the name of The Shredder]]. Casey Jones is not in the film as well, despite being in [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 the parallel first movie.]]

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
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In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', [[spoiler:Hamato [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 the 2014 live-action film]], Hamato Yoshi is nowhere to be seen in this story, seen, with Splinter a mutated rat (not Yoshi himself) who learned ninjitsu from reading books on it. it.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 animated series]] cuts out
Oroku Saki, instead reimagining the Shredder as a robotically enhanced Utrom warrior named Ch'rell, who merely adopts the alias "Oroku Saki" while posing as a human.
** So far, ''every'' adaptation of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the original comics]] has omitted Oroku Saki's older brother Oroku Nagi, who was Hamato Yoshi's original nemesis and rival before he met Saki. In the comics, Yoshi and Saki only became enemies after Yoshi killed Nagi to protect his beloved Tang Shen, leading Saki to declare a vendetta against him; in most adaptations,
Saki is not named on camera, but the character himself embodies one who kills Shen, and he and Yoshi are enemies from the name of The Shredder]]. Casey Jones is not in the film as well, despite being in [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 the parallel first movie.]] get-go.
14th Jun '16 10:46:38 PM Doug86
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* Examples from the various adaptations of ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'':

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* Examples from the various adaptations of ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'':''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
12th Jun '16 10:37:09 AM Kakai
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* ''Film/WarCraft2016'', film adaptation of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'', drops a thing or two:
** The Blood of Mannoroth, one of games' most important {{MacGuffin}}s, is dropped, with fel fulfilling its function.
** The Burning Legion isn't as much as mentioned, though [[spoiler:Medivh's demonic form]] implies that they at least exist in the movie universe.
11th Jun '16 6:59:52 AM DonaldthePotholer
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** Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on [[CanonForeigner Ash's]] adventures instead (which are loosely based on those of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series). It can be argued that Ash has become a {{Composite|Character}} of Red and Nate given that he had been given Nate's role in ''Best Wishes, Episode N''.[[note]]As well as an IdolSinger ImpliedLoveInterest (Anime![[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Serena]] vs [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Yancy Yancy]]).[[/note]]

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** Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on [[CanonForeigner Ash's]] adventures instead (which are loosely Ash who has become a {{Composite|Character}} of all of the main series male player characters to date[[note]]barring perhaps [[VagueAge the aesthetically older]] Hilbert[[/note]] even though his design is based on those off of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series). It can be argued that Ash has become a {{Composite|Character}} of Red and Nate given that series, whose adventures he had been given Nate's role in ''Best Wishes, Episode N''.[[note]]As well as an IdolSinger ImpliedLoveInterest (Anime![[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Serena]] vs [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Yancy Yancy]]).[[/note]]was originally supposed to emulate.



** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}} and the student-to-the-Player role,[[/note]] and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga. Brendan and Lucas also appear only in Movie Cameos.[[note]]As does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.

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** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}} and the student-to-the-Player role,[[/note]] and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga. [[note]]For completeness, Brendan and Lucas [[DemotedToExtra also appear only in Movie Cameos.[[note]]As Cameos]]; as does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.



* ''VideoGame/{{Wing Commander}}'s'' PlayerCharacter, Christopher Blair, is all but written out of most of the ''Literature/WingCommander'' novels, save for ''Heart of the Tiger'' and ''The Price of Freedom'', both novelizations of the games. The books instead tend to focus on the exploits of either Admiral Tolwyn or [[BreakOutCharacter Jason Bondarevsky]], [[HeroOfAnotherStory or a number of Blair's wingmen from the games.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Wing Commander}}'s'' PlayerCharacter, Christopher Blair, is all but written out of most of the ''Literature/WingCommander'' novels, save for ''Heart of the Tiger'' and ''The Price of Freedom'', both novelizations of the games. The books instead tend to focus on the exploits of either [[SupportingLeader Admiral Tolwyn or Tolwyn]], [[BreakOutCharacter Jason Bondarevsky]], or [[HeroOfAnotherStory or a number of Blair's wingmen from the games.]]
11th Jun '16 6:28:58 AM DonaldthePotholer
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** Leaf (From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'', Hilda, and Hilbert (from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), Nate, Rosa (from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', and Calem (from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'') do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on [[CanonForeigner Ash's]] (who is based on Red, the first protagonist of the series) adventures instead.

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** Leaf (From Leaf,[[note]]From ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'', Hilda, Green]]'',[[/note]] Hilda and Hilbert (from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), Nate, Rosa (from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', Hilbert,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'',[[/note]] Nate and Calem (from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'') Rosa,[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'',[[/note]] and Calem[[note]]from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''[[/note]] do not show up at all despite being {{Player Character}}s from some of the games. The show focuses on [[CanonForeigner Ash's]] (who is adventures instead (which are loosely based on Red, those of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], the first protagonist of the series) adventures instead.series). It can be argued that Ash has become a {{Composite|Character}} of Red and Nate given that he had been given Nate's role in ''Best Wishes, Episode N''.[[note]]As well as an IdolSinger ImpliedLoveInterest (Anime![[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Serena]] vs [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Yancy Yancy]]).[[/note]]



** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally (though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival). and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga. Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.
** Koga's daughter (and Gym Leader successor) Janine from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' never makes an appearance. The part of the game she's in requires visiting Kanto to get the region's badges, which Ash didn't do since he'd already gotten them all. Koga does get a [[CanonForeigner sister named Aya]], who pretty fills the same role.

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** Game [[TheRival rivals]], Wally (though Wally[[note]]though Drew has aesthetic similarities and is May's rival). rival, [[DecompositeCharacter while]] Max covers the {{Kid Appeal|Character}} and the student-to-the-Player role,[[/note]] and Hugh are completely absent. Silver is mostly absent, but makes a very brief cameo in a special and got an expy in Paul during the Diamond and Pearl saga. Brendan and Lucas also appear only in Movie Cameos.[[note]]As does Ethan for those who don't count [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]].[[/note]] Cheren didn't appear a a rival but appeared as a gym leader; though this means he and Bianca are different ages.
** Koga's daughter (and Gym Leader successor) Janine from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' never makes an appearance. The part of the game she's in requires visiting Kanto to get the region's badges, which badges; while Ash ''did'' return to Kanto to face off against the ''Hoenn'' Frontier Brains, he didn't do since visit the gyms due to the fact that he'd already gotten them all. the badges. Koga does get a [[CanonForeigner sister named Aya]], who pretty fills the same role.role as Janine.



** Sinnoh's Frontier Brains bar Palmer don't appear.

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** Sinnoh's Frontier Brains bar Palmer don't Brains, other than Palmer, do not appear.
6th Jun '16 4:27:45 AM Doug86
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** Though he does appear near the end of the film, ComicBook/NickFury is replaced by Captain America as the leader of the Howling Commandos in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. This is likely due to the fact that Fury apparently does not possess his comic counterpart's [[OlderThanTheyLook slowed aging]] in the movies, and thus would be too young to be a veteran of UsefulNotes/WorldWar2. The fact that Fury is [[RaceLift black in the movies]] might also have complicated things given the [[BlackVikings institutionalized racism a black soldier would've faced in the 40's]].

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** Though he does appear near the end of the film, ComicBook/NickFury is replaced by Captain America as the leader of the Howling Commandos in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. This is likely due to the fact that Fury apparently does not possess his comic counterpart's [[OlderThanTheyLook slowed aging]] in the movies, and thus would be too young to be a veteran of UsefulNotes/WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The fact that Fury is [[RaceLift black in the movies]] might also have complicated things given the [[BlackVikings institutionalized racism a black soldier would've faced in the 40's]].
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