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14th Aug '17 11:26:13 AM comicwriter
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* Creator/{{Kenner}}'s ''Super Powers Collection'' contained a few characters not seen in either Franchise/TheDCU or the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' TV series. Among the new characters were heroes named [[http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/archives/sp/goldenpharoah.html Golden Pharaoh]], [[http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/archives/sp/cyclotron.html Cyclotron]], and [[http://superfriends.wikia.com/wiki/Silicon Silicon]].

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* Creator/{{Kenner}}'s ''Super Powers Collection'' contained a few characters not seen in either Franchise/TheDCU or the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' TV series. Among the new characters were heroes named [[http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/archives/sp/goldenpharoah.html Golden Pharaoh]], Pharaoh]] and [[http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/archives/sp/cyclotron.html Cyclotron]], and as well as an [[Comicbook/NewGods Apokoliptian]] assassin named [[http://superfriends.wikia.com/wiki/Silicon Silicon]].
14th Aug '17 11:22:14 AM comicwriter
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* ''Anime/StreetFighterAlphaTheAnimation'' features a new character named Shun, who claims to be Ryu's little brother [[spoiler: (though this turns out to be a lie)]]. He allegedly served as one of the inspirations for Makoto from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''.
14th Aug '17 10:40:10 AM comicwriter
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** ''Film/DoctorStrange'' has Jonathan Pangborn, a formerly-disabled factory worker who tells Strange of Kamar-Taj in the first place.
11th Aug '17 8:56:36 AM narutobarrage17
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When an established existing medium ventures into the ExpandedUniverse, writers will often rely heavily on familiar characters and past storylines from the official {{canon}} to ensure that fans of the original material are happy. Unlike the original canon, however, an "expanded universe" adaptation also gives the writers freedom to introduce new, "never before seen" characters, as the production staff enjoys their newfound liberation from whatever codes and limitations rulesd the original work.

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When an established existing medium ventures into the ExpandedUniverse, writers will often rely heavily on familiar characters and past storylines from the official {{canon}} to ensure that fans of the original material are happy. Unlike the original canon, however, an "expanded universe" adaptation also gives the writers freedom to introduce new, "never before seen" characters, as the production staff enjoys their newfound liberation from whatever codes and limitations rulesd ruled the original work.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has many, but one of the most notable would be Noah Kaiba; the character would be the actual son of Gozaburo Kaiba (Mokuba and Seto's foster father), who conveniently died right before Mokuba and Seto arrived at the Kaiba manor. He also looks a lot like Seto (more specifically, he looks like how Kaiba did in the Death-T arc of [[Manga/YuGiOh the manga]] as well as [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries the Toei anime]], right down to the white clothes and green hair), even though they're notfsu blood-related.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has many, but one of the most notable would be Noah Kaiba; the character would be the actual son of Gozaburo Kaiba (Mokuba and Seto's foster father), who conveniently died right before Mokuba and Seto arrived at the Kaiba manor. He also looks a lot like Seto (more specifically, he looks like how Kaiba did in the Death-T arc of [[Manga/YuGiOh the manga]] as well as [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries the Toei anime]], right down to the white clothes and green hair), even though they're notfsu not blood-related.
9th Aug '17 7:54:53 PM Glitch_man4242
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* The remake of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', has four new characters: Berkut (Emperor Rudolf's ambitious nephew), Linea (Berkut's girlfriend and MoralityPet), Faye (Alm's HopelessSuitor), Fernand (Clair and Clive's treacherous former friend) and Conrad (Celica's MysteriousProtector [[spoiler: and long-lost older brother.]])

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* The remake of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', has four five new characters: Berkut (Emperor Rudolf's ambitious nephew), Linea (Berkut's girlfriend and MoralityPet), Faye (Alm's HopelessSuitor), Fernand (Clair and Clive's treacherous former friend) and Conrad (Celica's MysteriousProtector [[spoiler: and long-lost older brother.]])
8th Aug '17 7:42:05 AM AFreakyDude
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* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons'' Arcade Game gives us all the bad guys in the game except for Mr. Burns, Smithers, the wrestler boss, and the drunk boss.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons'' Arcade Game gives us all the bad guys in the game except for Mr. Burns, Smithers, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E8BartTheDaredevil the wrestler boss, boss]], and the drunk boss.
7th Aug '17 7:12:28 PM comicwriter
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* Around the time of the first ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' movie, [=ToyBiz=] launched an series called "Hulk Classics" (a companion to their Marvel Legends, Spider-Man Classics, X-Men Clasics and Fantastic Four Classics lines), which featured various characters from across the history of the comic. The major exception was a character named Mecha-Hulk, who never appeared in the comics but nonetheless proved to be a huge hit with collectors.

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* Around the time of the first ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' movie, [=ToyBiz=] launched an a series called "Hulk Classics" (a companion to their Marvel Legends, Spider-Man Classics, X-Men Clasics and Fantastic Four Classics lines), which featured various characters from across the history of the comic. The major exception was a character named Mecha-Hulk, who never appeared in the comics but nonetheless proved to be a huge hit with collectors.
7th Aug '17 7:12:01 PM comicwriter
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* Around the time of the first ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' movie, [=ToyBiz=] launched an series called "Hulk Classics" (a companion to their Marvel Legends, Spider-Man Classics, X-Men Clasics and Fantastic Four Classics lines), which featured various characters from across the history of the comic. The major exception was a character named Mecha-Hulk, who never appeared in the comics but nonetheless proved to be a huge hit with collectors.
* Likewise, the most sought after figure from the ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' movie line is the Doombot, a character who didn't even appear in the film (and whose design is totally different in the comics).
7th Aug '17 7:59:11 AM merotoker
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** Though in [[Recap/TheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]] the Eighth Doctor mentions Big Finish companions, apparently making them [[CanonImmigrant Canon Immigrants]].

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** Though in [[Recap/TheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]] the Eighth Doctor mentions Big Finish companions, apparently making them [[CanonImmigrant Canon Immigrants]].{{Canon Immigrant}}s.



* The [[RecursiveAdaptation comic book tie-ins]] to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had a few original villains who never appeared in the show, such as Mr. Nice and the Japanese assassin Kit Nozawa (though the former did eventually show up in a few issues of ''ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'').

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* The [[RecursiveAdaptation [[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures comic book tie-ins]] to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had a few original villains who never appeared in the show, such as Mr. Nice and the Japanese assassin Kit Nozawa (though the former did eventually show up in a few issues of ''ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'').



* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' comics produced by DC in TheEighties featured a plethora of original characters, until Paramount exerted greater creative control over the series. This resulted in the cancellation of the first volume after issue 56, a new series launching after the debut of ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'', and the characters created by Mike W. Barr and his successors on the first series (including the final writer of the first series, Peter David), as well as the ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' characters, to be banned from use in the new series.
** Peter David attempted to add his own original characters, such as protocol officer R.J. Blaise, security officer Fouton, navigator Kathy Li, and a recurring villain, the Salla. Paramount (and [[ExecutiveMeddling Richard Arnold in particular]]) wasn't happy with anything taking focus away from the original cast, even though these characters existed primarily to play off of that cast (Blaise and the Salla for Kirk, Fouton for Chekov, and Li for Sulu), and Arnold ordered these characters removed by the end of the "Trial of James T. Kirk" arc. David, frustrated over his scripts getting rejected by Arnold, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar submitted a particularly violent story]] under the pen name ''[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Robert Bruce Banner]]'', which ''was'' accepted. Concluding that his issues with Arnold had [[ItsPersonal become personal]], David quit the series following the "Return of the Worthy" arc, on which he collaborated with Bill Mumy; the "Banner" story would get published (under David's name) a few issues later. David did get to write a few more DC ''Star Trek'' issues (notably, the TNG portion of ''The Modala Imperative'', and a ''Star Trek'' Special that allowed him to give R.J. Blaise a proper send-off).

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' comics produced by DC in TheEighties featured a plethora of original characters, until Paramount exerted greater creative control over the series. This resulted in the cancellation of the first volume after issue 56, a new series launching after the debut of ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'', and the characters created by Mike W. Barr and his successors on the first series (including the final writer of the first series, Peter David), Creator/PeterDavid), as well as the ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' characters, to be banned from use in the new series.
** Peter David attempted to add his own original characters, such as protocol officer R.J. Blaise, security officer Fouton, navigator Kathy Li, and a recurring villain, the Salla. Paramount (and [[ExecutiveMeddling Richard Arnold in particular]]) wasn't happy with anything taking focus away from the original cast, even though these characters existed primarily to play off of that cast (Blaise and the Salla for Kirk, Fouton for Chekov, and Li for Sulu), and Arnold ordered these characters removed by the end of the "Trial of James T. Kirk" arc. David, frustrated over his scripts getting rejected by Arnold, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar submitted a particularly violent story]] under the pen name ''[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Robert Bruce Banner]]'', which ''was'' accepted. Concluding that his issues with Arnold had [[ItsPersonal become personal]], David quit the series following the "Return of the Worthy" arc, on which he collaborated with Bill Mumy; the "Banner" story would get published (under David's name) a few issues later. David did get to write a few more DC ''Star Trek'' issues (notably, the TNG portion of ''The Modala Imperative'', and a ''Star Trek'' Special that allowed him to give R.J. Blaise a proper send-off).



* The ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' comic by Malibu, in addition to featuring drastically different portrayals of canonical characters (the original Sub-Zero and Baraka were both good guys, while Kitana is romantically involved with Kung Lao instead of Liu Kang), also featured several characters exclusive to the books such as Hydro, a Lin-Kuei ally of Sub-Zero and the twins Sing and Sang. [[CListFodder Most of them were written so that the characters could use their Fatalities without killing any of the major characters from the games.]] Hydro later showed up in the ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'' web-series made to promote [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the Mortal Kombat reboot]].

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* The ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' comic [[ComicBook/MortalKombat comic]] by Malibu, in addition to featuring drastically different portrayals of canonical characters (the original Sub-Zero and Baraka were both good guys, while Kitana is romantically involved with Kung Lao instead of Liu Kang), also featured several characters exclusive to the books such as Hydro, a Lin-Kuei ally of Sub-Zero and the twins Sing and Sang. [[CListFodder Most of them were written so that the characters could use their Fatalities without killing any of the major characters from the games.]] Hydro later showed up in the ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'' web-series made to promote [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the Mortal Kombat reboot]].



* Malibu Comic's ''[[ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter Street Fighter]]'' had Nida, a woman who blames Ryu for her father's death. If the comic had continued [[spoiler: it would have turned out to have been an [[EvilKnockoff evil clone]] created by M. Bison]].

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* Malibu Comic's ''[[ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter Street Fighter]]'' ''ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter'' had Nida, a woman who blames Ryu for her father's death. If the comic had continued [[spoiler: it would have turned out to have been an [[EvilKnockoff evil clone]] created by M. Bison]].



** Thumper and Flower in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' aren't from the book.

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** Thumper and Flower in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' aren't from [[Literature/{{Bambi}} the book.book]].



** Likewise Carrie the Copyu, Eric the Echidna and The Organizers from ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInTheFourthDimension''
** Ichneumon (Iggy) the White Mouse from ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors''

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** Likewise Carrie the Copyu, Eric the Echidna and The Organizers from ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInTheFourthDimension''
''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInTheFourthDimension''.
** Ichneumon (Iggy) the White Mouse from ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors''''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors''.



* The ''Hulk Classics'' line featured a variety of characters from across the history of ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'', but also included a new character in the form of Mecha-Hulk, a MiniMecha piloted by the Gremlin.

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* The ''Hulk Classics'' line featured a variety of characters from across the history of ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', but also included a new character in the form of Mecha-Hulk, a MiniMecha piloted by the Gremlin.



* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]] is the [[Series/PowerRangersZeo White Zeo Ranger.]]

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* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]] Creator/LewisLovhaug is the [[Series/PowerRangersZeo White Zeo Ranger.]]



** Devil Ray is practically Black Manta, only he's a nemesis of Franchise/WonderWoman instead of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} (who could not be used in the later seasons due to the unsold Aquaman pilot).

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** Devil Ray is practically Black Manta, only he's a nemesis of Franchise/WonderWoman instead of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} (who ([[ExiledFromContinuity who could not be used in the later seasons due to the unsold Aquaman pilot).pilot]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' introduced Oopsy Bear and Wingnut. They were not part of the WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s canon and did not reappear in WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' introduced Oopsy Bear and Wingnut. They were not part of the WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s ''WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s'' canon and did not reappear in WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot.''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot''.
18th Jul '17 8:36:21 PM mr3urious
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* Joseph the Saint Bernard in ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'' did not exist in Johanna Spyri's [[Literature/{{Heidi}} novel]].

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* Joseph Josef the Saint Bernard in ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'' did not exist in Johanna Spyri's [[Literature/{{Heidi}} novel]].
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