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19th Jul '17 10:29:21 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Forza}}'' franchise was originally called the ''Forza Motorsport'' series, but it was officially shortened to ''Forza'' to accompany the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] ''Horizon'' sister series, thus making each game a legitimate title and not a SpinOff. However, despite the increasing popularity and establishment of the ''Horizon'' series (especially after the critically-lauded ''Forza Horizon 3''), the ''Forza Motorsport'' games are still often referred to as "''Forza [number of Motorsport title]''" while the ''Forza Horizon'' games are shortened to "''Horizon [number of such title]''".
6th Jun '17 9:30:39 PM freyalorelei
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* The erotica novel ''Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure'' has long been supplanted by its better-known title, ''Literature/FannyHill''.
1st Jun '17 12:21:05 PM kyojikasshu
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** DC is a bit of a recursive case. Detective Comics, Inc. was spun off from National Allied Publications in 1937 to publish ''Detective Comics'' as well as National's other two comics at the time (one of which became ''Adventure Comics''). After buying up National Allied and merging with All-American Comics, Detective Comics, Inc. became National Comics Publications, while continuing to use the DC branding on its comics, and from 1949 to 1970 the logo read [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/e/e3/Dc1949.jpg Superman/DC/National Comics]] (as DC had been promoting their [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} flagship character]] in the logo [[https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/1/11/Dc1942.jpg since 1942]]). The "National Comics" branding was dropped altogether in 1970, and National Periodicals was formally renamed DC Comics, Inc. in 1977.
3rd Apr '17 6:17:01 AM Doug86
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* In an unusual case of entire ''companies'' doing this, Creator/DCComics, ComicBook/ArchieComics, and Creator/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, Creator/DCComics, ComicBook/ArchieComics, Franchise/ArchieComics, and Creator/MarvelComics all got their names from their previous incarnation's most popular title.
25th Oct '16 8:20:26 PM PaulA
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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 ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'' 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 ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'' and Brian Daley's Creator/BrianDaley's ''Han Solo'' trilogy) were released under that title. The first film's tremendous success and fame negated this.
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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.
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