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24th Sep '16 10:57:06 PM Kytseo
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* For years, a huge flame war kickstarter in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fandom was the debates over whether the real name of the series villain is "Robotnik" or "Eggman", owing to dub discrepancies; "Eggman" was always his name in Japan, but the U.S. continuity localized his name into "Dr. Ivo Robotnik", up till around the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series when the name of Robotnik was slowly being phased out in favor of calling him Eggman, in order to keep the series more in line with the Japanese ''Sonic'' continuity and to prevent the confusion of the series main villain having two names at once. Sega settled the issue by saying [[TakeAThirdOption both names are official]] (Robotnik is his real name, but Eggman is the nickname everyone else uses instead), but in an attempt to officially curb this long-standing fandom hot button, the finale of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' established once and for all, in-canon, that the real name of Dr. Eggman is still "Dr. Ivo Robotnik". The good doctor himself, when answered to by his real name, notes with irony that [[LampshadeHanging "Nobody calls me that anymore."]]

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* For years, a huge flame war kickstarter in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fandom was the debates over whether the real name of the series villain is "Robotnik" or "Eggman", owing to dub discrepancies; "Eggman" was always his name in Japan, but the U.S. continuity localized his name into "Dr. Ivo Robotnik", up till around the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series when the name of Robotnik was slowly being phased out in favor of calling him Eggman, in order to keep the series more in line with the Japanese ''Sonic'' continuity and to prevent the confusion of the series main villain having two names at once. Sega settled the issue by saying [[TakeAThirdOption both names are official]] (Robotnik is his real name, but Eggman is the nickname everyone else uses instead), but in an attempt to officially curb this long-standing fandom hot button, the finale of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' established once and for all, in-canon, that the real name of Dr. Eggman is still "Dr. Ivo Robotnik". The good doctor himself, when answered to by his real name, notes with irony that [[LampshadeHanging "Nobody calls me that anymore."]]"]] Heck, it was canonized before then by Eggman's grandpa being named Gerald Robotnik.
14th Sep '16 11:46:18 AM Medinoc
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** The most infamous was the incident where [[{{Gynoid}} Maverick]] pulled a gun on Slick: A few strips later, another character picks up the gun (that she had abandoned here, as it wasn't hers in the first place) and mentions "it wasn't loaded". And after it was pointed out that it wasn't clear whether Maverick actually knew that, the author posted a flashback of her unloading the gun to hammer the point home.

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** The most infamous was the incident where [[{{Gynoid}} Maverick]] pulled a gun on Slick: Slick and threatened him: A few strips later, another character picks up the gun (that she had abandoned here, as it wasn't hers in the first place) and mentions "it wasn't loaded". And after it was pointed out that it wasn't clear whether Maverick actually knew that, the author posted a flashback of her unloading the gun to hammer the point home.
14th Sep '16 11:45:14 AM Medinoc
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* A few times in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', some mistreatment of the male cast that had been perceived as "too extreme" was later retconned:
** The most infamous was the incident where [[{{Gynoid}} Maverick]] pulled a gun on Slick: A few strips later, another character picks up the gun (that she had abandoned here, as it wasn't hers in the first place) and mentions "it wasn't loaded". And after it was pointed out that it wasn't clear whether Maverick actually knew that, the author posted a flashback of her unloading the gun to hammer the point home.
** September 2016 has an arc involving a hacked payment processing machine at a brothel, "fining" cheap patrons and announcing their purchase history was now posted on the Internet. It was soon retconned into "random messages" inserted into the payment program, which the comic detractors quickly derided as "the program wasn't loaded".
14th Sep '16 6:28:48 AM Midna
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'', the BigBad Bowser has no dialogue. This wasn't a well-received change since his dialogue a huge amount of what makes Bowser appealing in other Mario RPG games, so in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' and ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'', Bowser talks once again.
11th Sep '16 4:20:38 PM KBABZ
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* Invoked with the extra pages included in the ''WebComic/CtrlAltDel'' ten year boxset. The original Ethan and Lucas storyline ended with Ethan screwing himself over and getting trapped in time non-space. The boxset included new pages by Tim Buckley that continued the ending and [[spoiler: had Ethan appear decades in the future thanks to the world's first time portal test]], giving him a happier ending whilst still punishing him for being a jerk.
7th Sep '16 5:27:32 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Many changes in the ''Road to Gehenna'' DLC with regards to the main campaign.
** The sigil-based puzzles, widely considered to be ThatOnePuzzle. There are only two sigil puzzles in the whole DLC, and they're only required to access the secret ending, as opposed to the dozens of sigil puzzles in the main campaign, many of them required to complete the game.
** Many players viewed the puzzles involving recorders as confusing or hated that many of them required a lot of waiting (the latter worsened by the fast-forward button not being available in early versions of the game), with some of them even fearing to see the "play" symbol on the puzzle description, and many fan-made puzzles labeling themselves as "No recorders". The DLC only has two puzzles involving recorders (and neither involves the platform).
** There are also very few puzzles involving mines or turrets in the DLC.
** Only 10 stars out of the available 16 are required to access the secret ending, which means you don't have to get all of them (which, considering the difficulty of some of them, is welcomed).
** Finally, an EasterEgg unlocked by finding a floppy disk features a short story which is largely a TakeThatScrappy to Milton's more annoying tendencies.
7th Sep '16 4:43:12 AM thatmadork
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* ''Film/ThePurge'' is a horror/thriller which details a suburban American family's struggle to survive the titular event, which is basically an annual government-sanctioned crime spree, purportedly [[HumansAreBastards to give the people a chance to act out their violent urges]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans and keep crime down]]. The result is a home invasion flick with a flimsy HandWave explaining away why the family can't just call the cops. After a year of various people snarking at the idea, the sequel, ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', attempts to remedy things by revealing that the Purge is simply a [[GovernmentConspiracy scheme by the corrupt ruling oligarchy]] to terrorise and murder working-class people for fun and profit. The vast majority of citizens hide from the Purge rather than participate in it, so state-sanctioned death squads roam around massacring people to keep up the statistics, and of course, the rich and powerful are completely safe from the Purge and its consequences. The sequel follows a {{Badass}} [[WorkingClassHero Working Class]]] AntiHero protagonist protecting a bunch of people caught up in the Purge and way in over their heads from government death squads. This simultaneously addresses the first film's copious FridgeLogic while tying it all up with a nice political satire and anti-establishment message, and the result is what is widely considered to be a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel.
5th Sep '16 1:07:46 AM Kazmahu
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* Idea Factory are in the process of rolling every die that have for the ''Franchise/{{Neptunia}}'' series. By the original release of ''Victory'', the characters were all comically exaggerated to the point that to a head half the fandom found them annoying, with [[BrokenBase everyone's opinion clashing with everyone else's]]. Come the UpdatedRerelease Re;Birth series, [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1 the first]] is cut from whole cloth and introduces characters with ''much'' more relatable personalities, and [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth2 the second]] tweaks its script considerably while maintaining the much-lauded new characters. In addition, ''Re;Brith 2'' has several new scenes lampshading the changes, and goes out of its way to portray Neptune as a much more diligent older sister. Time will tell if this sticks for the third game (which, notoriously, had ''vital plot points'' triggered by Neptune being a total JerkAss to her sister).

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* Idea Factory are in the process of rolling every die that have for the ''Franchise/{{Neptunia}}'' series. By the original release of ''Victory'', the characters were all comically exaggerated to the point that to a head half the fandom found them annoying, with [[BrokenBase everyone's opinion clashing with everyone else's]]. Come the UpdatedRerelease Re;Birth series, [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1 the first]] is cut from whole cloth and introduces characters with ''much'' more relatable personalities, and [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth2 the second]] tweaks its script considerably while maintaining the much-lauded new characters. In addition, ''Re;Brith 2'' has several new scenes lampshading the changes, and goes out of its way to portray Neptune as a much more diligent older sister. Time will tell if this sticks This also stuck for the third game (which, notoriously, had ''vital remake, which changed several plot points'' triggered by Neptune being a total JerkAss events to her sister).not require the leads to be a{{Jerkass}}, and where unpleasant things had to happen, had the characters agree to get them over quickly [[MediumAwareness with obvious disdain for the recycled script they'd been given]].\\
Ultimately, this all paid off. Come ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'', which finally allowed to writers to use all-new material, the likable cast of characters is now hailed as one of its high points.
1st Sep '16 8:51:25 AM cdrood
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**** This actually has some precedent. In the radio play version of A New Hope, Luke mentions that Ben Kenobi travels the Jundland Wastes on foot, which is considered crazy.
31st Aug '16 10:27:34 AM Reymma
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* One of the many, [[BrokenBase many]] ways to interpret the results of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny''. The SpotlightStealingSquad made up of the old cast taking over, then occasionally losing focus could be the result of the staff trying to decide which way to throw the series. The {{Compilation Movie}}s tried to mitigate the suddenness of the old cast's return by making Athrun the viewpoint character (via some minor editing and casting him as the narrator). This works to an extent, as the old cast doesn't really take front and center until Athrun joins up with them late in the show.

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* One of the many, [[BrokenBase many]] ways to interpret the results of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny''. The SpotlightStealingSquad made up of the old cast taking over, then occasionally losing focus could be the result of the staff trying to decide which way to throw the series. The four {{Compilation Movie}}s tried to mitigate the suddenness of the old cast's return by making ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' made of Athrun the viewpoint character (via some minor editing and casting him as the narrator). This works to an extent, as narrator), which mitigated the old cast doesn't really take front suddenness of the switch in focus from Shinn and center until Athrun joins up with them late in the show.ZAFT to Kira and Lacus, as Athrun's change of faction provides continuity between them.
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