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15th Jun '16 10:58:33 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AgathaChristie does this a fair bit. For example, Inspector Japp of the [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] series appears in the first Literature/TommyAndTuppence book. Poirot's secretary Miss Lemon and friend Ariadne Oliver are both old associates of [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Mr. Parker Pyne]], and Ariadne Oliver appears in ''The Pale Horse'', which also featured the vicar's wife from the Literature/MissMarple novel ''The Moving Finger''. In ''Three Act Tragedy'', Poirot teams up with [[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin Mr. Satthethwaite]]. A mysterious character who is only referred to as Mr. Robinson appears with Poirot in ''Cat Among the Pigeons'', Miss Marple in ''At Bertram's Hotel'', and Tommy and Tuppence in ''Postern of Fate''; he also appears in ''Passenger to Frankfurt'', which does not feature any of Christie's series detectives.

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* Creator/AgathaChristie does this a fair bit. For example, Inspector Japp of the [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] series appears in the first Literature/TommyAndTuppence book. Poirot's secretary Miss Lemon and friend Ariadne Oliver are both old associates of [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Mr. Parker Pyne]], and Ariadne Oliver appears in ''The Pale Horse'', which also featured the vicar's wife from the Literature/MissMarple novel ''The Moving Finger''. In ''Three Act Tragedy'', Poirot teams up with [[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin Mr. Satthethwaite]].Satterthwaite]]. A mysterious character who is only referred to as Mr. Robinson appears with Poirot in ''Cat Among the Pigeons'', Miss Marple in ''At Bertram's Hotel'', and Tommy and Tuppence in ''Postern of Fate''; he also appears in ''Passenger to Frankfurt'', which does not feature any of Christie's series detectives.
15th Jun '16 10:58:00 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AgathaChristie does this a fair bit. For example, Inspector Japp of the [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] series appears in the first Literature/TommyAndTuppence book. Poirot's secretary Miss Lemon and friend Ariadne Oliver are both old associates of [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Mr. Parker Pyne]]. In ''Three Act Tragedy'', Poirot teams up with [[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin Mr. Satthethwaite]].

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* Creator/AgathaChristie does this a fair bit. For example, Inspector Japp of the [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] series appears in the first Literature/TommyAndTuppence book. Poirot's secretary Miss Lemon and friend Ariadne Oliver are both old associates of [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Mr. Parker Pyne]].Pyne]], and Ariadne Oliver appears in ''The Pale Horse'', which also featured the vicar's wife from the Literature/MissMarple novel ''The Moving Finger''. In ''Three Act Tragedy'', Poirot teams up with [[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin Mr. Satthethwaite]]. A mysterious character who is only referred to as Mr. Robinson appears with Poirot in ''Cat Among the Pigeons'', Miss Marple in ''At Bertram's Hotel'', and Tommy and Tuppence in ''Postern of Fate''; he also appears in ''Passenger to Frankfurt'', which does not feature any of Christie's series detectives.
15th Jun '16 9:23:12 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AgathaChristie does this a fair bit. For example, Inspector Japp of the [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] series appears in the first Literature/TommyAndTuppence book.

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* Creator/AgathaChristie does this a fair bit. For example, Inspector Japp of the [[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]] series appears in the first Literature/TommyAndTuppence book. Poirot's secretary Miss Lemon and friend Ariadne Oliver are both old associates of [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Mr. Parker Pyne]]. In ''Three Act Tragedy'', Poirot teams up with [[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin Mr. Satthethwaite]].
14th Jun '16 1:34:21 AM SpideyTerry
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* Thanks to a whole mess of anarchy, same thing went between ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''. Considering that Xena was originally a villain character from ''Hercules'' who ended up [[SpinOff getting her own show]], it was frankly inevitable.

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* Thanks to a whole mess of anarchy, same thing went between ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' had a spin-off in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', so this inevitable. While the leads [[RequiredSpinoffCrossover occasionally ran into each other]], the two shows featured a number of the same recurring characters, including [[LoveableRogue Autolycus]], [[HonestJohnsDealership Salmoneus]], [[WarGod Ares]], [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]], [[DarkIsNotEvil Hades]], and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''. Considering that Xena was originally a [[GodOfEvil Dahak]].
** Writers from both shows also experimented with this trope for minor
villain character from Sisyphus. He first appears in "Death in Chains" (a ''Xena'' episode) and returns the following week in "Highway to Hades" (a ''Hercules'' who ended up [[SpinOff getting episode). He dies in the latter episode, but returns in ''Xena'''s "Ten Little Warlords" (albeit played by a different actor this time).
** ''Series/YoungHercules'' was set years in the past, so it served to explain how Hercules met already established characters, like Iolaus, Jason, and various Olympians. After the show was established, Lilith made a couple appearances as
her own show]], it was frankly inevitable.adult self on ''Hercules: The Legendary Journeys''.
8th Jun '16 9:22:53 PM LadyNorbert
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* Like the comics it's based on, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has several overlapping characters. Many of these are EarlyBirdCameo teases for later films. Not counting minor cameos, or the ''Avengers'' movies (and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'') that have crossing over as a main selling point:

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* Like the comics it's its based on, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has several overlapping characters. Many of these are EarlyBirdCameo teases for later films. Not counting minor cameos, or the ''Avengers'' movies (and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'') that have crossing over as a main selling point:



* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'': [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game Nerd]] appears in ''WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl''.

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* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'': [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game Nerd]] appears in ''WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl''.''WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl'', while Board James appears in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}.''
11th May '16 1:29:59 PM DragonRanger
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%%** An alien race called the Kree have shown up in multiple projects: ''Guardians of the Galaxy''[='s=] villain Ronan the Accuser is a Kree extremist, ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' has major subplots involving Kree artifacts (including a couple of run-ins with Kree themselves), and the upcoming ''Captain Marvel'' and ''Inhumans'' films are likely to be involved as well given that their comics versions have connections to the Kree. (In fact, the aforementioned ''Agents'' subplots [[spoiler:have involved Inhumans heavily and confirmed their relationship to the Kree]].)
** A major scene in ''Age of Ultron'' involves the arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, who will later carry over into ''Black Panther''. This was a whole year before Black Panther himself was introduced in ''Civil War'', and almost two before the ''Black Panther'' movie itself.

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%%** An alien race called the Kree have shown up in multiple projects: ''Guardians of the Galaxy''[='s=] villain Ronan the Accuser is a Kree extremist, ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' has major subplots involving Kree artifacts (including a couple of run-ins with Kree themselves), and the upcoming ''Captain Marvel'' and ''Inhumans'' films are likely to be involved as well given that their comics versions have connections to the Kree. (In fact, the aforementioned ''Agents'' subplots [[spoiler:have involved Inhumans heavily and confirmed their relationship to the Kree]].)
** A major scene in ''Age of Ultron'' ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' involves the arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, who will later carry over into ''Black Panther''. ''Film/BlackPanther''. This was a whole year before Black Panther himself was introduced in ''Civil War'', and almost two three before the ''Black Panther'' movie itself.



** ''Thor: Ragnarok'' is going to have the Hulk as a guest star.

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** ''Thor: Ragnarok'' ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is going to have the Hulk as a guest star.
11th May '16 1:22:44 PM DragonRanger
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** An alien race called the Kree have shown up in multiple projects: ''Guardians of the Galaxy''[='s=] villain Ronan the Accuser is a Kree extremist, ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' has major subplots involving Kree artifacts (including a couple of run-ins with Kree themselves), and the upcoming ''Captain Marvel'' and ''Inhumans'' films are likely to be involved as well given that their comics versions have connections to the Kree. (In fact, the aforementioned ''Agents'' subplots [[spoiler:have involved Inhumans heavily and confirmed their relationship to the Kree]].)
** A major scene in ''Age of Ultron'' involves the arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, who will later carry over into ''Black Panther''.

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** %%** An alien race called the Kree have shown up in multiple projects: ''Guardians of the Galaxy''[='s=] villain Ronan the Accuser is a Kree extremist, ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' has major subplots involving Kree artifacts (including a couple of run-ins with Kree themselves), and the upcoming ''Captain Marvel'' and ''Inhumans'' films are likely to be involved as well given that their comics versions have connections to the Kree. (In fact, the aforementioned ''Agents'' subplots [[spoiler:have involved Inhumans heavily and confirmed their relationship to the Kree]].)
** A major scene in ''Age of Ultron'' involves the arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, who will later carry over into ''Black Panther''. This was a whole year before Black Panther himself was introduced in ''Civil War'', and almost two before the ''Black Panther'' movie itself.



** While ''Captain America: Civil War'' is meant from the start to be a crossover movie, the appearance of ''Hulk'' character General Ross is notable because it's been eight years since his last appearance and because he appears when the Hulk himself does not.

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** While ''Captain America: Civil War'' is meant from the start to be a crossover movie, the appearance of ''Hulk'' character General (now Secretary) Ross is notable because it's been eight years since his last appearance and because he appears when the Hulk himself does not.



*** Nick Fury and Maria Hill make occasional appearances, and the tie-in episodes to ''Captain America: the Winter Soldier'' include Agent Sitwell (who appeared in various movies and One-Shot shorts) and Agent Blake (from the ''Item 47'' One-Shot).
*** Peggy Carter and a couple of the Howling Commandos from ''Captain America'' show up in a flashback.

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*** Nick Fury and Maria Hill make occasional appearances, and the tie-in episodes to ''Captain America: the Winter Soldier'' include as do Agent Sitwell (who appeared in various movies and One-Shot shorts) and Agent Blake (from the ''Item 47'' One-Shot).
*** Peggy Carter and a couple of the Howling Commandos from the first ''Captain America'' film show up in a flashback.



** Various ''Captain America'' characters have carried over to ''Agent Carter'' (both the TV series and the One-Shot short film that preceded it): Peggy Carter (of course), Howard Stark, Dum-Dum Dugan, and [[spoiler:Arnim Zola]]. Anton Vanko from ''Iron Man 2'' also briefly appears.

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** Various WWII-era ''Captain America'' characters have carried over to ''Agent Carter'' (both the TV series and the One-Shot short film that preceded it): Peggy Carter (of course), Howard Stark, Dum-Dum Dugan, and [[spoiler:Arnim Zola]]. Anton Vanko from ''Iron Man 2'' also briefly appears.



*** Luke Cage appeared in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' before he gets a series of his own, and Jessica will in turn appear in his show.

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*** Luke Cage appeared in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' before he gets got a series of his own, and Jessica will in turn appear appears in his show.
*** The Punisher was a major character in Season 2 of ''Daredevil'' before being spun off into his own
show.
23rd Apr '16 1:48:39 PM nanakiro
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** ''Osomatsu-kun'''s 1988 series was this in spades, with characters like ''Bakabon'''s Policeman and ''Ataro'''s Nyarome being cast mainstays.

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** ''Osomatsu-kun'''s The 1988 ''Osomatsu-kun'' series was this in spades, with characters like ''Bakabon'''s ''Bakabon''[='=]s Policeman and ''Ataro'''s ''Ataro''[='=]s Nyarome being cast mainstays.
23rd Apr '16 1:46:42 PM nanakiro
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** ''Osomatsu-kun'''s 1988 series was this in spades, with characters like ''Bakabon'''s Policeman and ''Ataro'''s Nyarome being cast mainstays.
23rd Apr '16 1:44:29 PM nanakiro
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* Since most of Fujio Akatsuka's works take place in and around Akatsuka Ward, characters from his series would pop in and out of each others' stories every once in a while. While''Manga/OsomatsuKun'''s Matsuno brothers and Iyami were frequent targets of this, characters from ''Tensai Bakabon'' and ''Moretsu Ataro'' often made brief cameos as well.

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* Since most of Fujio Akatsuka's works take place in and around Akatsuka Ward, characters from his series would pop in and out of each others' stories every once in a while. While''Manga/OsomatsuKun'''s While ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'''s Matsuno brothers and Iyami were frequent targets of this, characters from ''Tensai Bakabon'' and ''Moretsu Ataro'' often made brief cameos as well.
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