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27th Aug '16 10:52:47 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' was a spinoff of a short-lived DisneyChannel sitcom titled ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'', but proved to be more popular than its predecessor, to the point that not only it had two spinoffs that carried on the ''Saved by the Bell'' title (''The College Years'' and ''The New Class''), but the original series it was spun-off from was [[{{retronym}} retroactively retitled]] ''Saved by the Bell: The Junior High Years'' in syndication.

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' was a spinoff of a short-lived DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel sitcom titled ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'', but proved to be more popular than its predecessor, to the point that not only it had two spinoffs that carried on the ''Saved by the Bell'' title (''The College Years'' and ''The New Class''), but the original series it was spun-off from was [[{{retronym}} retroactively retitled]] ''Saved by the Bell: The Junior High Years'' in syndication.
28th Jul '16 7:28:08 PM PaulA
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* JudyBlume's ''Literature/{{Fudge}}'' books actually started with ''TalesOfAFourthGradeNothing''. Of course, since TheProtagonist constantly focuses on the antics of his brother Fudge, it makes sense.

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* JudyBlume's Creator/JudyBlume's ''Literature/{{Fudge}}'' books actually started with ''TalesOfAFourthGradeNothing''.''Literature/TalesOfAFourthGradeNothing''. Of course, since TheProtagonist constantly focuses on the antics of his brother Fudge, it makes sense.
22nd Jul '16 4:41:55 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was originally a one-word title however has always been more well-known as ''Jem and the Holograms'', which is the name of the in-series band that Jem leads. In the early 2010s the series was officially renamed ''Jem and the Holograms''. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms comic reboot]], [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms film reboot]], DVDs, and reruns use the title, though all the text in the cartoons still say ''Jem''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was originally a one-word title however has always been more well-known as ''Jem and the Holograms'', which is the name of the in-series band that Jem leads. In the early 2010s the series was officially renamed ''Jem and the Holograms''. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms comic reboot]], [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms film reboot]], DVDs, [=DVDs=], and reruns use the title, though all the text in the cartoons still say ''Jem''.
22nd Jul '16 4:41:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* The first ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' movie was actually called ''Film/FirstBlood''. It wasn't until the sequel, ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', that the Rambo name was used at all, followed by ''Film/RamboIII''. This enabled them to call the fourth film simply ''Film/{{Rambo}}'', since that title was never technically used.

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* The first ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' movie was actually called ''Film/FirstBlood''. It wasn't until the sequel, ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', that the Rambo "Rambo" name was used at all, followed by ''Film/RamboIII''. This enabled them to call the fourth film simply ''Film/{{Rambo}}'', since that title was never technically used.



* JudyBlume's 'Literature/{{Fudge}}' books actually started with ''TalesOfAFourthGradeNothing''. Of course, since TheProtagonist constantly focuses on the antics of his brother Fudge, it makes sense.

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* JudyBlume's 'Literature/{{Fudge}}' ''Literature/{{Fudge}}'' books actually started with ''TalesOfAFourthGradeNothing''. Of course, since TheProtagonist constantly focuses on the antics of his brother Fudge, it makes sense.



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' - The first game in the ''Gyakuten Saiban'' series was localized for the west under title of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' a year after Japan had already gotten the third game. The announcement that the fourth game would star [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney a new character]] prompted the English localization team to promote ''Ace Attorney'' as the name of the franchise and downplay the ''Phoenix Wright'' part of the title for the sequels.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' - ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': The first game in the ''Gyakuten Saiban'' series was localized for the west under title of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' a year after Japan had already gotten the third game. The announcement that the fourth game would star [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney a new character]] prompted the English localization team to promote ''Ace Attorney'' as the name of the franchise and downplay the ''Phoenix Wright'' part of the title for the sequels.




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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was originally a one-word title however has always been more well-known as ''Jem and the Holograms'', which is the name of the in-series band that Jem leads. In the early 2010s the series was officially renamed ''Jem and the Holograms''. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms comic reboot]], [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms film reboot]], DVDs, and reruns use the title, though all the text in the cartoons still say ''Jem''.
12th Jun '16 7:04:01 PM Doug86
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* In an unusual case of entire ''companies'' doing this, DCComics, ArchieComics, and MarvelComics all got their names from their previous incarnation's most popular title.

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* In an unusual case of entire ''companies'' doing this, DCComics, ArchieComics, Creator/DCComics, ComicBook/ArchieComics, and MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics all got their names from their previous incarnation's most popular title.
31st Dec '15 12:50:38 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' was titled ''Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu'' in Japan. Presumably Nintendo intended for "Hyrule Fantasy" to be the title of the franchise rather than "Legend of Zelda", but that was dropped in the sequels.

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* The original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' was titled ''Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu'' in Japan. Presumably Nintendo intended for "Hyrule Fantasy" to be the title of the franchise rather than "Legend of Zelda", "Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda", but that was dropped in the sequels.
27th Dec '15 1:39:13 AM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' series was originally meant to be called ''The Adventures of Luke Skywalker'' and the early tie-in novels (the novelization of ''A New Hope'', ''Splinter of the Mind's Eye'' and Brian Daley's Han Solo trilogy) were released under that title. The first film's tremendous success and fame negated this.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' series was originally meant to be called ''The Adventures of Luke Skywalker'' and the early tie-in novels (the novelization of ''A New Hope'', ''Splinter of the Mind's Eye'' ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'' and Brian Daley's Han Solo ''Han Solo'' trilogy) were released under that title. The first film's tremendous success and fame negated this.
3rd Oct '15 8:55:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' features about fifty different playable Marvel superheroes and the story mostly focuses on ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}. Many of the heroes were never members of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' or are not current members but due to the popular [[Film/TheAvengers movie]], the game uses Avengers in the title.

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* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' features about fifty different playable Marvel superheroes and the story mostly focuses on ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}. Many of the heroes were never members of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' or are not current members but due to the popular [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 movie]], the game uses Avengers in the title.
19th May '15 3:46:13 PM Saber15
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\n* Intended for the ''Videogame/BattleZone1998'' series, whose sequel implemented a subtitle for later appropriation, ''Battlezone II: Combat Commander''. The publisher, Creator/{{Activision}}, licensed the "Battlezone" title from Creator/{{Atari}}, creators of ''Videogame/BattleZone1980''. The subtitle would have made marketing a third game simpler if Atari refused to re-license the name, so instead of ''Battlezone III'', it would be ''Combat Commander: Whatever''. The gesture proved to irrelevant, because the first game was an AcclaimedFlop and the sequel was a mixed flop courtesy of its ObviousBeta initial release, killing any chance of a third game.

19th May '15 3:15:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' started with ''Film/BatmanBegins'', as all the prior {{Batman}} films had [[CharacterTitle the character's name on the titles]]. The sequel was titled ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' so it could stand out on its own and the third film followed suit with ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' started with ''Film/BatmanBegins'', as all the prior {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} films had [[CharacterTitle the character's name on the titles]]. The sequel was titled ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' so it could stand out on its own and the third film followed suit with ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''
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