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2nd Jul '16 11:19:07 AM ThursdaysGregor
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' is intended to be the grand finale of the trilogy. How successful it is in that goal is dependent on whether the plethora of references and callbacks to ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' are tasteful or detracting. Not helping matters is the sprinkling of references from director Hidetaka Miyazaki's other games --''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'' and ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'' -- that may outnumber the amount of callbacks made to Dark Souls 3's direct predecessor, ''Videogame/DarkSouls2''.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' is intended to be the grand finale of the trilogy. How successful it is in that goal is dependent on whether the plethora of references and callbacks to ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' are tasteful or detracting. Not helping matters is the sprinkling of references from director Hidetaka Miyazaki's other games --''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'' --''VideoGame/{{DemonsSouls}}'' and ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'' ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' -- that may outnumber the amount of callbacks made to Dark Souls 3's direct predecessor, ''Videogame/DarkSouls2''.
2nd Jul '16 11:15:52 AM ThursdaysGregor
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' is intended to be the grand finale of the trilogy. How successful it is in that goal is dependent on whether the plethora of references and callbacks to ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' are tasteful or detracting. Not helping matters is the sprinkling of references from director Hidetaka Miyazaki's other games (''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'',''VideoGame/Bloodborne'') that may outnumber the amount of callbacks made to Dark Souls 3's direct predecessor, ''Videogame/DarkSouls2''.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' is intended to be the grand finale of the trilogy. How successful it is in that goal is dependent on whether the plethora of references and callbacks to ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' are tasteful or detracting. Not helping matters is the sprinkling of references from director Hidetaka Miyazaki's other games (''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'',''VideoGame/Bloodborne'') --''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'' and ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'' -- that may outnumber the amount of callbacks made to Dark Souls 3's direct predecessor, ''Videogame/DarkSouls2''.
2nd Jul '16 11:14:44 AM ThursdaysGregor
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' is intended to be the grand finale of the trilogy. How successful it is in that goal is dependent on whether the plethora of references and callbacks to ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' are tasteful or detracting. Not helping matters is the sprinkling of references from director Hidetaka Miyazaki's other games (''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'',''VideoGame/Bloodborne'') that may outnumber the amount of callbacks made to Dark Souls 3's direct predecessor, ''Videogame/DarkSouls2''.
30th Jun '16 7:17:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ventured into this area from time to time, the most noteworthy example being the two-year [[WholeEpisodeFlashback flashback story]] of the Metru Nui Saga. Various other {{Flashback}}s had a tendency to become this, though to some, they may have lead to a ContinuityLockout, especially if they referenced minor side-stories.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' ventured into this area from time to time, the most noteworthy example being the two-year [[WholeEpisodeFlashback flashback story]] of the Metru Nui Saga. Various other {{Flashback}}s had a tendency to become this, though to some, they may have lead to a ContinuityLockout, especially if they referenced minor side-stories.
22nd Jun '16 6:20:11 AM gewunomox
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* Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, in the second suite of "Quartet," took {{Yes}}' penchant for WordSaladLyrics UpToEleven by scattering the titles of no less than five of their EpicRocking songs in "She Gives Me Love."

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* Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, in the second suite of "Quartet," took {{Yes}}' Music/{{Yes}}' penchant for WordSaladLyrics UpToEleven by scattering the titles of no less than five of their EpicRocking songs in "She Gives Me Love."
17th Jun '16 1:12:27 AM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''-based ChooseYourOwnAdventure ''Doors to Doom'', released in 1991, featured appearances by [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong]], his son, the building from [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong the original arcade game]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Wart and Subcon]], and also mentioned Mario's original girlfriend Pauline.

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* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''-based ChooseYourOwnAdventure ''Doors to Doom'', released in 1991, featured appearances by [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong]], Franchise/DonkeyKong, his son, the building from [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong the original arcade game]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Wart and Subcon]], and also mentioned Mario's original girlfriend Pauline.
12th Jun '16 10:26:58 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Creator/DonRosa's epic comic book series ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', in which he carefully explains ''every single reference to the events of Scrooge's early life that [[MyRealDaddy Carl Barks]] ever made''. Incredibly, despite Rosa's severe obsession with continuity, he still manages to tell a fantastic story at the same time. In his commentaries, he discusses the issue of how Barks kept changing the dates and timelines, and how many issues relating Scrooge's turn from a villain-character into a hero posed problems. He managed to insert some of them, like how Scrooge [=McDuck=], who made his entire fortune square nevertheless managed to be a ruthless robber baron in Africa, but others he just gracefully ignored, such as a magic timeglass that was claimed to be the origin of Scrooge's wealth in one Barks story. If there's a lesson to be learned from these compromises, it is that knowing when to temper Continuity Porn with BroadStrokes helps make a great story.

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* Disney Comics:
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Creator/DonRosa's epic comic book series ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', in which he carefully explains ''every single reference to the events of Scrooge's early life that [[MyRealDaddy Carl Barks]] ever made''. Incredibly, despite Rosa's severe obsession with continuity, he still manages to tell a fantastic story at the same time. In his commentaries, he discusses the issue of how Barks kept changing the dates and timelines, and how many issues relating Scrooge's turn from a villain-character into a hero posed problems. He managed to insert some of them, like how Scrooge [=McDuck=], who made his entire fortune square nevertheless managed to be a ruthless robber baron in Africa, but others he just gracefully ignored, such as a magic timeglass that was claimed to be the origin of Scrooge's wealth in one Barks story. If there's a lesson to be learned from these compromises, it is that knowing when to temper Continuity Porn with BroadStrokes helps make a great story.
*** In general, most of his stories have loads and loads of ContinuityNod[=s=].
** ''Phantomius, Gentleman-Thief'', a prequel to the Duck Avenger stories set in the 20's, is both a well of clever ShoutOut[=s=] to crime literature of the time, ''and'' of big amounts of Continuity Porn regarding the past of Duckburg.
** The ''DuckTales'' comic arc ''Rightful Owners'', written by Warren Spector, is sort of a Don Rosa wannabe. The story tries to enforce that the classical comics, ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' all take place in the same continuity (a fact that is the official stance of Disney, but is severely hit by FanonDiscontinuity) through absurd amounts of (sometimes clever but often random) continuity references, but (in part because of ExecutiveMeddling) none of it is very understandable, leading to the story not being very well-liked.
6th Jun '16 11:27:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* David Brin's ''[[{{Foundation}} Foundation's Triumph]]'' is an extremely well-executed example.
* ''ThievesWorld'' was a series of books created by Robert Asprin where various authors would write short stories in a SharedUniverse, the town of Sanctuary. As time went on authors would make references to their and other's stories in earlier books. But since the authors were off writing their own stories and not sitting in a room together to make sure it all fit, various problems started to arise and eventually the idea was abandoned.

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* David Brin's ''[[{{Foundation}} ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation's Triumph]]'' is an extremely well-executed example.
* ''ThievesWorld'' ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' was a series of books created by Robert Asprin where various authors would write short stories in a SharedUniverse, the town of Sanctuary. As time went on authors would make references to their and other's stories in earlier books. But since the authors were off writing their own stories and not sitting in a room together to make sure it all fit, various problems started to arise and eventually the idea was abandoned.
4th Jun '16 8:48:23 PM gewunomox
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* When ThePolice got back together to remake 'Don't Stand So Close To Me', the MusicVideo featured primarily excerpts from prior Police videos. The other components are either CGI of Police-related items and features, and the Police themselves standing and rotating (although Sting's costume is cute..as well as what's in the costume, too). At least among the videos were bits from the original song's video.

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* When ThePolice Music/ThePolice got back together to remake 'Don't Stand So Close To Me', the MusicVideo featured primarily excerpts from prior Police videos. The other components are either CGI of Police-related items and features, and the Police themselves standing and rotating (although Sting's costume is cute..as well as what's in the costume, too). At least among the videos were bits from the original song's video.
31st May '16 11:20:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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*** The GrandFinale movie goes all-out. Exactly what creates Transformer life varies between series and there are a few names that are thrown around but don't always mean exactly the same thing. Well, in this one, we find that the [[TransformersCybertron Omega Lock and associated keys]] give the planet life, the Allspark is [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars the source and destination of all Transformer souls]] and thus [[Film/{{Transformers}} the thing which gives sentience to machines, without which there will be no future generations]]. However, its physical form is [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated just a vessel]]. It is also the life force of [[Comicbook/TheTransformers the god Primus]], who is [[Anime/TransformersEnergon the planet's living core]]. Oh, [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Vector Sigma exists too]], but it contains all of Cybertron's knowledge instead of being the proto-Allspark. Yes, ''all'' incarnations of Primus/the Allspark/whatever makes the bots alive appear in one film. ''TF'' really lends itself to this ''because'' you can tweak the meaning of a name or concept and fit it into the new continuity; ContinuitySnarl never results.

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*** The GrandFinale movie goes all-out. Exactly what creates Transformer life varies between series and there are a few names that are thrown around but don't always mean exactly the same thing. Well, in this one, we find that the [[TransformersCybertron [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Omega Lock and associated keys]] give the planet life, the Allspark is [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars the source and destination of all Transformer souls]] and thus [[Film/{{Transformers}} the thing which gives sentience to machines, without which there will be no future generations]]. However, its physical form is [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated just a vessel]]. It is also the life force of [[Comicbook/TheTransformers the god Primus]], who is [[Anime/TransformersEnergon the planet's living core]]. Oh, [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Vector Sigma exists too]], but it contains all of Cybertron's knowledge instead of being the proto-Allspark. Yes, ''all'' incarnations of Primus/the Allspark/whatever makes the bots alive appear in one film. ''TF'' really lends itself to this ''because'' you can tweak the meaning of a name or concept and fit it into the new continuity; ContinuitySnarl never results.
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