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30th Jun '16 7:17:42 PM nombretomado
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* The second and third installments of the original ''{{Bionicle}}'' trilogy of DirectToVideo movies took this route. The comic and novel scenes (which mostly dealt with stories unrelated to the movies' plots) can be fitted in between movie scenes. Still, as the story writer put it in a DVD bonus feature, only if you read the comics and books (or in some cases, follow the story for years) do you fully ''understand'' what's going on.

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* The second and third installments of the original ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' trilogy of DirectToVideo movies took this route. The comic and novel scenes (which mostly dealt with stories unrelated to the movies' plots) can be fitted in between movie scenes. Still, as the story writer put it in a DVD bonus feature, only if you read the comics and books (or in some cases, follow the story for years) do you fully ''understand'' what's going on.
27th Jun '16 7:32:35 AM rafi
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* ''VideoGame/DotHackGU Trilogy'' turns three 20+ hour games into a 90 minute movie. A lot of the first game made it in, but once they got through with that, they winged it and pretty much revamped the plot from there on.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The anime version cuts out the Aureolus Dummy subplot from the Deep Blood arc and the serial killer Jinsaku Hino from the Angel Fall arc. The manga version cuts out the Deep Blood and Angel Fall arcs altogether.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The anime version cuts out the Aureolus Dummy subplot from the Deep Blood arc and the serial killer Jinsaku Hino from the Angel Fall arc. The manga version cuts out the Deep Blood and Angel Fall arcs altogether.



* ''VideoGame/DotHackGU Trilogy'' turns three 20+ hour games into a 90 minute movie. A lot of the first game made it in, but once they got through with that, they winged it and pretty much revamped the plot from there on.



* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'''s first game, Spring Breeze, is a compressed adaptation of ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'', the first game of the series.



* The [=PS2=] adaptation of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Vento Aureo'' is mostly faithful to the original manga, but it speeds up the plot a little bit after Giorno joins Passione, cutting out the fights with [[MightyGlacier Zucchero]] and [[MadeOfIron Sale]] and skipping straight to Trish being entrusted with Bruno's group. Additionally, the fight between Doppio and Risotto is barely shown, and all that is shown is a cutscene regarding [[spoiler:Leone's death]].
* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'''s first game, Spring Breeze, is a compressed adaptation of ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'', the first game of the series.
* ''VideoGame/{{Miner 2049er}}'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} had cut out seven of the original Atari 8-bit computer version's ten screens from its release due to the limited memory of the Atari 2600, resulting in a Part 2 release featuring three other screens.



* ''VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors'': The first and third game follow the manga's storyline faithfully, but there's only so much they can adapt with a story as long as ''Manga/OnePiece''. As a result, most of the arc are truncated to include the most memorable battles and scenes. The third game takes this to an extreme with the Dressrosa arc: because it was still ongoing by the time the game was released, said arc was given an alternate storyline and ending, and many of its characters got the shaft.



* ''VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors'': The first and third game follow the manga's storyline faithfully, but there's only so much they can adapt with a story as long as ''Manga/OnePiece''. As a result, most of the arc are truncated to include the most memorable battles and scenes. The third game takes this to an extreme with the Dressrosa arc: because it was still ongoing by the time the game was released, said arc was given an alternate storyline and ending, and many of its characters got the shaft.
* The [=PS2=] adaptation of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Vento Aureo'' is mostly faithful to the original manga, but it speeds up the plot a little bit after Giorno joins Passione, cutting out the fights with [[MightyGlacier Zucchero]] and [[MadeOfIron Sale]] and skipping straight to Trish being entrusted with Bruno's group. Additionally, the fight between Doppio and Risotto is barely shown, and all that is shown is a cutscene regarding [[spoiler:Leone's death]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Miner 2049er}}'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} had cut out seven of the original Atari 8-bit computer version's ten screens from its release due to the limited memory of the Atari 2600, resulting in a Part 2 release featuring three other screens.



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* The third and fourth seasons of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' suffer from this, with some stories from ''TheRailwaySeries'' merged into one episode and many plot elements and full stories never being adapted. This could be partially due to ExecutiveMeddling, though.

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* The third and fourth seasons of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' suffer from this, with some stories from ''TheRailwaySeries'' merged into one ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', a BatFamilyCrossover that ran throughout various Comicbook/{{Superman}} books, was adapted as a single episode and many plot elements and full stories never being adapted. This could be partially due to ExecutiveMeddling, though.of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.



* Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Have a Laugh'' -- which alternates between showing the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, "Blam!" (slapstick from said shorts set to TotallyRadical commentary), and "Re-MICKS" (clips from the shorts set to music, using songs such as "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen to "Play My Music" by the Jonas Brothers) -- sometimes airs three-minute versions of the shorts. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPA435yIuzQ the original]] ''WesternAnimation/HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'' with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHFv8PDAGqM three-minute version]], for example.
* WarrenEllis' six-issue ''Extremis'' storyline was adapted as a single episode of ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''.
* The third and fourth seasons of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' suffer from this, with some stories from ''TheRailwaySeries'' merged into one episode and many plot elements and full stories never being adapted. This could be partially due to ExecutiveMeddling, though.



* ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', a BatFamilyCrossover that ran throughout various Comicbook/{{Superman}} books, was adapted as a single episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.



* WarrenEllis' six-issue ''Extremis'' storyline was adapted as a single episode of ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''.
* Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Have a Laugh'' -- which alternates between showing the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, "Blam!" (slapstick from said shorts set to TotallyRadical commentary), and "Re-MICKS" (clips from the shorts set to music, using songs such as "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen to "Play My Music" by the Jonas Brothers) -- sometimes airs three-minute versions of the shorts. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPA435yIuzQ the original]] ''WesternAnimation/HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'' with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHFv8PDAGqM three-minute version]], for example.
27th Jun '16 7:18:05 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/PaperTowns'', some rather large cuts were made from the second third of [[Literature/PaperTowns the book's]] story, most notably Quentin's fear that Margo killed herself ([[spoiler:she didn't]]) and his studying the Walt Whitman poem, the latter's importance in the film version being reduced to just the line about doorjambs.
24th Jun '16 7:59:54 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''VideoGame/{{Miner 2049er}} for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} had cut out seven of the original Atari 8-bit computer version's ten screens from its release due to the limited memory of the Atari 2600, resulting in a Part 2 release featuring three other screens.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Miner 2049er}} 2049er}}'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} had cut out seven of the original Atari 8-bit computer version's ten screens from its release due to the limited memory of the Atari 2600, resulting in a Part 2 release featuring three other screens.
24th Jun '16 7:59:25 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''VideoGame/{{Miner 2049er}} for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} had cut out seven of the original Atari 8-bit computer version's ten screens from its release due to the limited memory of the Atari 2600, resulting in a Part 2 release featuring three other screens.
17th Jun '16 1:41:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of the 36-episode ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and it cuts out the storyline covered in the first 5 episodes or so (as well as 9 episodes worth of PostScriptSeason) because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.

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* ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'': The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of the 36-episode ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and it cuts out the storyline covered in the first 5 episodes or so (as well as 9 episodes worth of PostScriptSeason) because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.
9th Jun '16 12:42:50 AM spasskysteve
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: The Twin Snakes'' removes the VR missions present in the original versions of the game.
7th Jun '16 11:57:18 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 36-episode series, and it cuts out the storyline covered in the first 5 episodes or so (as well as 9 episodes worth of PostScriptSeason) because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.

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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a the 36-episode series, ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and it cuts out the storyline covered in the first 5 episodes or so (as well as 9 episodes worth of PostScriptSeason) because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.
31st May '16 1:12:23 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is an unusual example. An adaptation of the still ongoing ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' series, which had five books released at the start of the show. The approach taken by the show was One Book per season and the first four seasons were highly faithful to Books 1-3, with Season 3 and 4 being an adaptation of the very long ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'', leading one to assume that the fifth and sixth seasons would continue in the same vein. Instead, from the fifth season, the show became looser in its approach to the material, since the plan is to finish the show in seven seasons. This led to drastic changes and reconfiguring of plot and character arcs to suit the show.
26th May '16 6:43:37 AM dangerdan97
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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 30-episode series, and it cuts out what would be the first half-hour or so because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.

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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 30-episode 36-episode series, and it cuts out what would be the storyline covered in the first half-hour 5 episodes or so (as well as 9 episodes worth of PostScriptSeason) because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.
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