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27th Jun '16 3:21:36 PM Morgenthaler
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** While ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' were obviously part of the same universe what with both shows having Launchpad [=McQuack=], a ''DisneyAdventures'' story known as ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod'' establishes ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', and ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' are part of the same universe as well.

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** While ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' were obviously part of the same universe what with both shows having Launchpad [=McQuack=], a ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' story known as ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod'' establishes ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', and ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' are part of the same universe as well.
15th Jun '16 7:20:25 PM Doug86
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* Up until ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', it was assumed that barring remakes and direct sequels/prequels, all ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games were set in different universes and did not impact each other. However, [=SpotPass=] and DLC content for ''Awakening'' used characters from previous ''Fire Emblem'' games--including ones that were not set in the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea universe]]--and so to get around this, introduced a "gateway" (the Outrealm Gate) that allowed characters to travel between the different universes. This would imply that all of the worlds are connected, physically or otherwise, as part of some greater universe rather than separate, alternate worlds. As detailed above, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' even adds the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' universe to the mix.

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* Up until ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', it was assumed that barring remakes and direct sequels/prequels, all ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games were set in different universes and did not impact each other. However, [=SpotPass=] and DLC content for ''Awakening'' used characters from previous ''Fire Emblem'' games--including ones that were not set in the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea universe]]--and so to get around this, introduced a "gateway" (the Outrealm Gate) that allowed characters to travel between the different universes. This would imply that all of the worlds are connected, physically or otherwise, as part of some greater universe rather than separate, alternate worlds. As detailed above, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' even adds the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' universe to the mix.
11th Jun '16 8:47:49 PM nombretomado
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** DC has also historically made a habit of assimilating the characters of other comics companies into their multiverse - Quality Comics (Uncle Sam and the Comicbook/FreedomFighters, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}}), Creator/FawcettComics ([[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Shazam, Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family]]), Creator/CharltonComics (ComicBook/CaptainAtom, ComicBook/BlueBeetle, ComicBook/TheQuestion), WildStorm Comics (ComicBook/TheAuthority, WildCATS), Creator/MilestoneComics (ComicBook/{{Icon}}, ComicBook/{{Hardware}}, ComicBook/{{Static}}) and Franchise/ArchieComics' Red Circle superhero characters. Generally, these characters start off in alternate timelines, and then some sort of universal crisis reboots the DC Universe yet again, merging the timelines.

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** DC has also historically made a habit of assimilating the characters of other comics companies into their multiverse - Quality Comics (Uncle Sam and the Comicbook/FreedomFighters, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}}), Creator/FawcettComics ([[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Shazam, Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family]]), Creator/CharltonComics (ComicBook/CaptainAtom, ComicBook/BlueBeetle, ComicBook/TheQuestion), WildStorm Comics (ComicBook/TheAuthority, WildCATS), ComicBook/WildCATs), Creator/MilestoneComics (ComicBook/{{Icon}}, ComicBook/{{Hardware}}, ComicBook/{{Static}}) and Franchise/ArchieComics' Red Circle superhero characters. Generally, these characters start off in alternate timelines, and then some sort of universal crisis reboots the DC Universe yet again, merging the timelines.
6th Jun '16 2:06:44 PM Doug86
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* Present in horror films long, long before ''Film/FreddyVsJason''. In the 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 long, long before ''Film/FreddyVsJason''. In the UniversalHorror 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).
4th Jun '16 8:16:47 AM SallyGeeWhiz
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* Anna/Susan from ''Webcomic/{{Sire}}'' showed up in ''Webcomic/{{Evil Plan}}'', where it was revealed that they are the cousin of HeroAntagonist Kevin Kolton. Characters from Evil Plan and Mortifer have shown up in each others' works, and Agent/Andrew Cross shows up in both Evil Plan and ''Webcomic/{{Morphe}}''.
2nd Jun '16 2:08:20 PM nombretomado
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* What AugustDerleth called the "CthulhuMythos" (a term never used by HPLovecraft and only by Derleth after Lovecraft's death) originated from cross-references by Lovecraft between his own stories and that by other writers. Lovecraft, not Derleth, referenced passages from the Necronomicon, other forbidden books, or placing offhand comments during the expository monologues, about various {{Eldritch Abomination}}s having no bearing on the current story. Specifically, ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' ties most of his early standalone [[ShortStory short stories]] into the Dreamlands Cycle, and also brings in "Pickman's Model" and the Randolph Carter stories. The Dreamlands Cycle is ultimately linked to the so-called CthulhuMythos, though a few stories, such as the early "Dagon", ''may'' be outside the grand continuity. Several other authors have tied them together, notably AugustDerleth and Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith. Even the demonic race beneath the Earth from "The Rats in the Walls" appears to be referenced in "The Whisperer in Darkness".

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* What AugustDerleth called the "CthulhuMythos" (a term never used by HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft and only by Derleth after Lovecraft's death) originated from cross-references by Lovecraft between his own stories and that by other writers. Lovecraft, not Derleth, referenced passages from the Necronomicon, other forbidden books, or placing offhand comments during the expository monologues, about various {{Eldritch Abomination}}s having no bearing on the current story. Specifically, ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' ties most of his early standalone [[ShortStory short stories]] into the Dreamlands Cycle, and also brings in "Pickman's Model" and the Randolph Carter stories. The Dreamlands Cycle is ultimately linked to the so-called CthulhuMythos, though a few stories, such as the early "Dagon", ''may'' be outside the grand continuity. Several other authors have tied them together, notably AugustDerleth and Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith. Even the demonic race beneath the Earth from "The Rats in the Walls" appears to be referenced in "The Whisperer in Darkness".



* Creator/RobertEHoward did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon, from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran are featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos mention above.

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* Creator/RobertEHoward did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon, from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran are featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos mention above.
30th May '16 8:41:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In the mid-2000s, writer Simon Furman ruled that every single ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' {{continuity}} forms part of a massive {{multiverse}} of different timelines, dimensions and universes, and sometimes featured {{Crossover}}s in his stories (for example, the 'Generation One' Galvatron and several others making a cameo appearance in a ''TransformersArmada'' comic). He also ruled that Unicron and Primus are constant forces in this {{multiverse}}, and though they can be destroyed in one reality their consciousness lives on in another. Curiously, his [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW next range of comics for IDW]] seemed to separate from this idea altogether.

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** In the mid-2000s, writer Simon Furman ruled that every single ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' {{continuity}} forms part of a massive {{multiverse}} of different timelines, dimensions and universes, and sometimes featured {{Crossover}}s in his stories (for example, the 'Generation One' Galvatron and several others making a cameo appearance in a ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' comic). He also ruled that Unicron and Primus are constant forces in this {{multiverse}}, and though they can be destroyed in one reality their consciousness lives on in another. Curiously, his [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW next range of comics for IDW]] seemed to separate from this idea altogether.
30th May '16 7:40:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Lisa Kudrow, who played a quirky waitress on ''Series/MadAboutYou'', played Phoebe on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. It was later revealed they were twin sisters and Ursula (the waitress) became a recurring character. It was also revealed that Paul once lived in the apartment now occupied by Kramer on {{Seinfeld}}.

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* Lisa Kudrow, who played a quirky waitress on ''Series/MadAboutYou'', played Phoebe on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. It was later revealed they were twin sisters and Ursula (the waitress) became a recurring character. It was also revealed that Paul once lived in the apartment now occupied by Kramer on {{Seinfeld}}.Series/{{Seinfeld}}.
28th May '16 4:50:21 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/DigimonChildrenOfTime'' combines the events of all six ''Digimon'' anime ((''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', and ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'') into one coherent continuity.
25th May '16 2:30:28 AM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidGemmell has stated that all his books take place in the same world, despite covering vastly different territory, such as a low-magic fairly standard fantasy world (''DrenaiTales''), a post-apocalyptic world (''The Jerusalem Man'') and our own world (an Arthurian duology and a duology set in ancient Greece).

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* Creator/DavidGemmell has stated that all his books take place in the same world, despite covering vastly different territory, such as a low-magic fairly standard fantasy world (''DrenaiTales''), (''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga), a post-apocalyptic world (''The Jerusalem Man'') and our own world (an Arthurian duology and a duology set in ancient Greece).Greece). (Those last three are explicitly connected by the plot device of the [[Literature/StonesOfPower Sipstrassi stones]].)
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