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15th Nov '17 9:03:38 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the PC game series ''VideoGame/DarkParables'', [[AllMythsAreTrue all fairy tales are true]], and they're all pretty much part of one gigantic story. Literature/SleepingBeauty is sister-in-law to Literature/TheFrogPrince and [[Literature/TheSnowQueen Gerda]] is descended from [[Literature/HanselAndGretel Hansel]], for starters.

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* In the PC game series ''VideoGame/DarkParables'', [[AllMythsAreTrue all fairy tales are true]], and they're all pretty much part of one gigantic story. Literature/SleepingBeauty is sister-in-law to Literature/TheFrogPrince and while [[Literature/TheSnowQueen Gerda]] is descended from [[Literature/HanselAndGretel Hansel]], for starters.starters. Sometimes characters from two (or more) different fairy tales will even turn out to be the same person; for example, [[spoiler:Snow White is also the Snow Queen]].
15th Nov '17 10:44:16 AM N1KF
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* The Disney Channel has done several crossovers with their live action series, so that [[Series/ThatsSoRaven psychics]], [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace wizards]], [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Tipton Industries]], [[CoryInTheHouse President Martinez]], [[ImInTheBand Iron Weasel]], and Series/HannahMontana all exist in the same [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse universe]].

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* The Disney Channel has done several crossovers with their live action series, so that [[Series/ThatsSoRaven psychics]], [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace wizards]], [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Tipton Industries]], [[CoryInTheHouse [[Series/CoryInTheHouse President Martinez]], [[ImInTheBand Iron Weasel]], and Series/HannahMontana all exist in the same [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse universe]].
13th Nov '17 10:34:29 PM EternalRain
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* Ubisoft's ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' and ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' take place in the same universe. This was first shown in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' having an in-game email from Blume, a security firm from ''Watch_Dogs'', proposing Abstergo Industries make use of their ctOS system. Furthermore, the COO of Abstergo Entertainment from the same game is said to gone missing suddenly after a business meeting in Chicago, the setting of the first ''Watch_Dogs''. In that game it turns out the Assassins hired Aiden Pierce to take care of the COO for them. While some players of both games originally assumed these to be nothing more than easter eggs, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'' makes the connection of their universes 100% certain by confirming that yes the mission where Aiden kills the COO of Abstergo Entertainment is part of the official ''Assassin's Creed'' canon.
9th Nov '17 12:07:05 PM VampireBuddha
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* 2017's ''The Scream and Comicbook/{{Misty}} Special'' did this in a couple of stripe. Maxine in ''The Return of Black Max'' passes by the Sentinels from ''The Return of the Sentinels'', and the title character of ''Death-Man'' encounters aged versions of classic Fleetway characters Leopard from Lime Steet, Pete's Pocket Army, Deathwish, Steel Commando, Paddy [=McGinty's=] Goat, Doctor von Hoffman, the Iron Major, and The Dwarf, as well as the [[{{legacy character}} successors]] of Doctor Sin and Thunderbolt the Avenger.
7th Nov '17 1:12:22 AM jormis29
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*** The follow-up ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'' takes it further, bringing in all sorts of obscure concepts and tying up dangling plot threads from previous IDW titles, including various ''G.I. Joe''-related villains- Baron Ironblood from ''Action Force'' (the British 80s counterpart to ''G.I. Joe''), General Krieger from ''Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles'' (a mid-90s attempt to reboot the ''G.I. Joe'' line), Iron Klaw from ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', and the Transformers from ''Hearts of Steel'' (a universe where the Transformers landed on Earth in the 1800s and got {{Steampunk}} bodies).

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*** The follow-up ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'' takes it further, bringing in all sorts of obscure concepts and tying up dangling plot threads from previous IDW titles, including various ''G.I. Joe''-related villains- Baron Ironblood from ''Action Force'' (the British 80s counterpart to ''G.I. Joe''), General Krieger from ''Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles'' ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'' (a mid-90s attempt to reboot the ''G.I. Joe'' line), Iron Klaw from ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', and the Transformers from ''Hearts of Steel'' (a universe where the Transformers landed on Earth in the 1800s and got {{Steampunk}} bodies).
24th Oct '17 5:17:17 PM Homemaderat
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* Present in horror films long, long before ''Film/FreddyVsJason''. In the Franchise/UniversalHorror series, ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' triggered the tendency to pile on the monsters, insisting that Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster all existed in a common universe. This does not work well with continuity (''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' takes place in the present day while the others happen in a dimly-characterized past), but they didn't care much by that point (Universal's horror films of the 40s are strikingly dumber and more juvenile than those of the 30s).

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* Present in horror films a long, long before ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.time. In the Franchise/UniversalHorror series, ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' triggered the tendency to pile on the monsters, insisting that Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster all existed in a common universe. This does not work well with continuity (''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' takes place in the present day while the others happen in a dimly-characterized past), but they didn't care much by that point (Universal's horror films of the 40s are strikingly dumber and more juvenile than those of the 30s).



* Creator/QuentinTarantino has created a largely common universe of his films by including subtle crossreferences (for instance, characters commonly refer to others; Mr. White mentions Alabama and Mr. Blonde has Scagnetti as a parole officer, Vic Vega and Vincent Vega are brothers, etc.) and cameos, but he says that his movies are divided into ''two'' universes.
** The first is an [[spoiler:alternate reality where Hitler was shot down in a theater causing Americans to be obsessed with pop culture and extremely violent]], which consists of ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', ''Film/TrueRomance'', ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', ''Film/DeathProof'' and possibly ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
** The second is a universe that takes place in Tarantino movies that are supposedly released in both the real world and the main Quentin Tarantino Universe, which consists of ''Film/KillBill, Film/FromDuskTillDawn, Film/NaturalBornKillers'', and possibly ''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/PlanetTerror'' because of cameos of Earl and Edgar Mcgraw in both movies. Interestingly, the title character in ''Film/{{Machete}}'' appears in another of Creator/RobertRodriguez's films...''Film/SpyKids''.
** Tarantino has also stated that Django and his wife Broomhilda are intended to be the ancestors of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]].



* ''Creator/FullMoonFeatures'' also has done this a lot over their existence. Complete with direct CrossOver like Dollman vs Demonic Toys, characters cameoing in other movies and to the point the ''Film/GingerdeadMan'' is now a regular recuring character in the Evil Bong series now that his series is done. Ironically there also was Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys which while originated by Full Moon was licensed out and made by Syfy, which Charles Band now counts as non-cannon both to the studio and the series.
* And besides all the above, other crossover horror films such as ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Film/SadakoVsKayako'' and Film/LakePlacidVsAnacaonda are all further examples.
* Creator/QuentinTarantino has created a largely common universe of his films by including subtle crossreferences (for instance, characters commonly refer to others; Mr. White mentions Alabama and Mr. Blonde has Scagnetti as a parole officer, Vic Vega and Vincent Vega are brothers, etc.) and cameos, but he says that his movies are divided into ''two'' universes.
** The first is an [[spoiler:alternate reality where Hitler was shot down in a theater causing Americans to be obsessed with pop culture and extremely violent]], which consists of ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', ''Film/TrueRomance'', ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', ''Film/DeathProof'' and possibly ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
** The second is a universe that takes place in Tarantino movies that are supposedly released in both the real world and the main Quentin Tarantino Universe, which consists of ''Film/KillBill, Film/FromDuskTillDawn, Film/NaturalBornKillers'', and possibly ''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/PlanetTerror'' because of cameos of Earl and Edgar Mcgraw in both movies. Interestingly, the title character in ''Film/{{Machete}}'' appears in another of Creator/RobertRodriguez's films...''Film/SpyKids''.
** Tarantino has also stated that Django and his wife Broomhilda are intended to be the ancestors of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]].



* Creator/CliveBarker did this with ''Literature/TheScarletGospels'' distinctly bringing Harry D'Amour and ''Literature/TheHellboundHeart'' and ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'' character Pinhead together, but there were hints in earlier books this may have been planned for longer.



* ''Creator/HannaBarbera'' hit this trope super heavy to the point regardless of ContinuitySnarl most people assume HB as a whole has a SharedUniverse.
** It can be said while there had been years of ShoutOuts from FunnyAnimal to other FunnyAnimal, ''Yogi's Birthday Party'' was an end to ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' that not only featured characters from his own show and supporting shows but also from ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''.
** Not to mention a minor supporting character Bigelow Mouse had appeared on ''WesternAnimation:{{Snagglepuss}}, ''WesternAnimation/YakkyDoodle'' and ''WesternAnimation/LoopyDeLoop''.
** When ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' came along they got in on the fun too. Yogi even showed up in person in one episode (despite being name dropped as a tv show before). When the Flintstones went to the then-present Officer Dibble from ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'' could be seen and when they went into the future it used the same design from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''.
** Over in the action world the original ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' cartoon, via ended with TimeTravel and dimensional travel in the last six original episodes, became part of the same universe of ''WesternAnimation/DinoBoy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}'', ''MightyMightor'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/MobyDickHannaBarbera Moby Dick]]''
** Then in the 1970s came along and ''WesternAnimation/YogisArkLark'' brought a good chunk of the FunnyAnimal characters together into one story including the ones from Top Cat. For good measure Sawtooth from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' was there and they ran into [[WesternAnimation/MobyDickHannaBarbera Moby Dick]]. This special was followed by ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang''.
** Let's not forget the YouMeddlingKids either. When ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' came along, ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' crossed over with multiple other HB shows such as ''WesternAnimation/HarlemGlobetrotters'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}}, ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''. Although some had referenced each other before. Also Scooby met ''Creator/LaurelAndHardy'' who had a previous HB AnimatedAdaptation, the same voice actors from that show returned but they did give them an ArtShift to match the Scooby look more than the Yogi look.



* The original ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' cartoon, via crossovers dealing with TimeTravel in the last six original episodes, became part of the same universe of ''WesternAnimation/DinoBoy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}'', ''MightyMightor'', and ''WesternAnimation/MobyDick'' (the Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon, obviously not [[Literature/MobyDick the book]]).
** Meanwhile Space Ghost has become a recurring character in the Creator/AdultSwim Universe currently consistsing of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'', ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'', ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse'', and possibly ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021''.
** Yet another version of Space Ghost had a cameo in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' along with Harvey Birdman. Seeing as how the Powerpuff Girls may be part of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' universe as mentioned above we'll just stop here.
** Space Ghost was even featured in a opening segment of a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode.

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* The original ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' cartoon, via crossovers dealing with TimeTravel in the last six original episodes, became part of the same universe of ''WesternAnimation/DinoBoy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}'', ''MightyMightor'', and ''WesternAnimation/MobyDick'' (the Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon, obviously not [[Literature/MobyDick the book]]).
** Meanwhile
Space Ghost has become a recurring character in the Creator/AdultSwim Universe currently consistsing of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'', ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'', ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse'', and possibly ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021''.
** Yet another version of Space Ghost had a cameo in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' along with Harvey Birdman. Seeing as how the Powerpuff Girls may be part of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' universe as mentioned above we'll just stop here.
** Space Ghost was even featured in a opening segment of a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode.
''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021''.
18th Oct '17 11:12:47 AM JoeMerl
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* One issue of ''Comicbook/{{PS238}}'' reveals that it ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' are set in the same world, though taking place in different "Heroic Ages."
18th Oct '17 10:36:25 AM JoeMerl
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' and ''Kid Eternity'' are a particularly interesting example. DC acquired the rights to both from separate comic companies. Eventually, they realized that ''Shazam'''s Freddy Freeman and the [[NoNameGiven nameless]] Kid had remarkably similar back stories--both were [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by a grandfather]] who died in a boating accident, which also resulted in the grandson getting superpowers activated [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull by saying a magic phrase]]. As a result, Freddy and "[[GivenNameReveal Kit Freeman]]" were revealed to be brothers.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' and ''Kid Eternity'' are a particularly interesting example. DC acquired the rights to both from separate comic companies. Eventually, they realized that ''Shazam'''s Freddy Freeman and the [[NoNameGiven nameless]] Kid had remarkably similar back stories--both were [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by a grandfather]] who died in a boating accident, accident caused by Nazis, which also resulted in the grandson getting superpowers activated [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull by saying a magic phrase]]. As a result, Freddy and "[[GivenNameReveal Kit Freeman]]" were revealed to be brothers.
18th Oct '17 10:34:39 AM JoeMerl
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus'' is arguably in continuity with them, too. An important part of the Oz mythos is that Lurline, Queen of the Fairies, enchanted Oz to make it a fairyland. The other book also features a fairy queen named ''Zurline.'' Fans are still unsure if they're supposed to be the same character.
16th Oct '17 6:23:04 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LarryNiven originally had two continuities: the first was the "slowboat" stories of early colonization of space by humanity (featuring the novels ''Literature/WorldOfPtaavs'', the Gil Hamilton stories, and ''Literature/AGiftFromEarth''), while the second featured faster-than-light travel and aliens (featuring the stories of Beowulf Shaeffer, Louis Wu, and the ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}''. And then he wrote his short story "A Relic of the Empire", which combined the two continuities and created the ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe.

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* Creator/LarryNiven originally had two continuities: the first was the "slowboat" stories of early colonization of space by humanity (featuring the novels ''Literature/WorldOfPtaavs'', ''Literature/WorldOfPtavvs'', the Gil Hamilton stories, and ''Literature/AGiftFromEarth''), while the second featured faster-than-light travel and aliens (featuring the stories of Beowulf Shaeffer, Louis Wu, and the ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}''. And then he wrote his short story "A Relic of the Empire", which combined the two continuities and created the ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe.
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