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13th Jan '17 3:32:21 PM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/LadyDeath went through several reboots over the course of her publication as she changed publishers: starting out as a supporting character in the ''Evil Ernie'' comic books before becoming a Chaos! comic flagship character until the company went bankrupt. She gained a whole new backstory after her rights were were sold to [=CrossGen=] though the company also went under in two years, with the rights being sold to Avatar, who re-imagined the character ''again''. In 2015, her creator Brian Pulido regained her rights and instead of making a third reboot, has decided to pick it up from the original continuity.
5th Jan '17 5:45:23 PM jormis29
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->''"Hey, have you folks heard about this ''{{ComicBook/Hellboy}}'' character? It's okay if you haven't -- there's a big ''#1'' on the cover of this comic I just read, so I assume he's pretty new."''
-->-- '''[[http://comicsalliance.com/hellboy-bprd-1952-first-mission-review/ Chris Sims]]''' on ''Hellboy and the BPRD''

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->''"Hey, have you folks heard about this ''{{ComicBook/Hellboy}}'' Hellboy character? It's okay if you haven't -- there's a big ''#1'' on the cover of this comic I just read, so I assume he's pretty new."''
-->-- '''[[http://comicsalliance.com/hellboy-bprd-1952-first-mission-review/ Chris Sims]]''' on ''Hellboy ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} and the BPRD''
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5th Jan '17 5:43:45 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' is a reboot of [[Anime/{{Voltron}} the original series]], which itself had two sequel series in ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'' and ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' is a reboot of [[Anime/{{Voltron}} the original series]], which itself had two sequel series in ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'' ''WesternAnimation/VoltronTheThirdDimension'' and ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce''.
31st Dec '16 10:18:41 PM Angelus25
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* The popular television series ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' debuted in 1997, rebooting continuity from the comparatively poorly received [[Film/{{BuffyTheVampireSlayer}} 1992 movie of the same name]].

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* The popular television series ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' debuted in 1997, rebooting continuity from the comparatively poorly received [[Film/{{BuffyTheVampireSlayer}} 1992 movie of the same name]].name]], but acknowledging BroadStrokes of the film events.
27th Dec '16 8:12:47 AM SpinAttaxx
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* Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ends with [[spoiler:the BigBad, Pucci, activating his final stand, Stairway to Heaven, which speeds up time and causes the universe to end and reset according to fate]]. As a result, Part 7, AKA Steel Ball Run, is a {{retool}}ed alternate timeline of Part 1 with many parallel characters, but a new setting and a new battle system that seems to combine aspects of the Ripple (from Parts 1 and 2) and Stands (from Parts 3-6).

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'' is set in a new universe separate from the first six parts, though it has some characters, locations and concepts named after those from the original. However, while [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' 6]] ends with [[spoiler:the BigBad, Pucci, [[spoiler:BigBad Pucci activating his final stand, Stairway to Stand, Made in Heaven, which speeds up time and causes to reset the universe]], it would appear the ''Steel Ball Run'' universe to end and [[spoiler:isn't created by his actions; he's killed before his universe takes effect, prompting his reset according to fate]]. As a result, Part 7, AKA Steel Ball Run, is a {{retool}}ed alternate timeline of Part 1 with many parallel characters, but a be undone (with new setting incarnations of those who died prior to the reset and a new battle system that seems to combine aspects of the Ripple (from Parts 1 and 2) and Stands (from Parts 3-6). Pucci himself having never existed)]].



** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' implies it and ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' are reboots [[spoiler:set in an AlternateUniverse from the pre-3DS games. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' confirms it.]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' implies it and ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' are reboots [[spoiler:set set in an AlternateUniverse from the pre-3DS games. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' confirms it.]]this with [[spoiler:the appearance of Anabel from ''Pokémon Emerald'', who came to the new universe from the pre-Gen VI one]]. However, unlike most reboots, it's implied the old games still happened in mostly the same way, the only difference being that [[ForWantOfANail Mega Evolutions exist thanks to AZ firing his weapon in the distant past]].
17th Dec '16 1:48:22 PM Sunflorazumarill
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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst'' is one for the original ''VideoGame/Mirror's Edge''. The reason for the reboot ''might'' be of the ContinuityLockOut variety since the original didn't sell that well and the creators wanted to sell more than the first game did but at the same time didn't want newcomers to the series to feel hesitant to buy the game due to never playing the first one. Or maybe they just wanted a fresh start, who knows. But alas, it was still plagued by the poor sales of it's "older sister" game. Maybe First Person Parkour is too niche?

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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst'' is one for the original ''VideoGame/Mirror's Edge''.''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''. The reason for the reboot ''might'' be of the ContinuityLockOut variety since the original didn't sell that well and the creators wanted to sell more than the first game did but at the same time didn't want newcomers to the series to feel hesitant to buy the game due to never playing the first one. Or maybe they just wanted a fresh start, who knows. But alas, it was still plagued by the poor sales of it's "older sister" game. Maybe First Person Parkour is too niche?
17th Dec '16 9:20:35 AM kataangluvr
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* ''WebVideo/YandereHighSchool'' is currently going through a reboot. It includes older characters from the first series in addition to new ones. It also uses new locations instead of reusing the original map.
14th Dec '16 6:39:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** Ultimately, the New 52 proved to be a failure and it was {{retcon}}ned with ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' that [[spoiler:the New 52 universe was actually the original universe, but was altered by [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]] about the time ''Flashpoint'' came to its conclusion.]]

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*** ** Ultimately, the New 52 proved to be a failure and it was {{retcon}}ned with ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' that [[spoiler:the New 52 universe was actually the original universe, but was altered by [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]] about the time ''Flashpoint'' came to its conclusion.]]
14th Dec '16 6:24:35 PM X2X
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** Technically, in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} universe [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]] and ComicBook/BoosterGold survive the old universe but only remember their new lives (Barry does apparently remember his time in the ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe but not his old life in the original). And the Green Lantern and Batman continuity has been reproduced in this universe, but otherwise it's a complete reboot, although some of the major stories of the past (such as a version of ComicBook/BlackestNight) still took place.
*** Ultimately, the New 52 proved to be a failure and it was {{retcon}}ned with ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' that [[spoiler:the New 52 universe was actually the original universe, but was altered by Dr. Manhattan about the time ''Flashpoint'' came to its conclusion.]]
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' was {{retool}}ed very heavily several times between 1965 and 1985. They finally gave up and restarted at #1, throwing out all previous continuity. Fans who only knew her from her job as token woman in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''/''Superfriends'' didn't understand why suddenly she was ten years younger and could hover, but really, the new Wondie as published was less revisionist than planned. It had gotten that bad.

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** Technically, in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} universe [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]] and ComicBook/BoosterGold survive the old universe but only remember their new lives (Barry does apparently remember his time in the ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe but not his old life in the original). And the Green Lantern and Batman continuity has been reproduced in this universe, but otherwise it's a complete reboot, although some of the major stories of the past (such as a version of ComicBook/BlackestNight) still took place.
*** Ultimately, the New 52 proved to be a failure and it was {{retcon}}ned with ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' that [[spoiler:the New 52 universe was actually the original universe, but was altered by [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan Manhattan]] about the time ''Flashpoint'' came to its conclusion.]]
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' was {{retool}}ed very heavily several times between 1965 and 1985. They finally gave up and restarted at #1, throwing out all previous continuity. Fans who only knew her from her job as token woman in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''/''Superfriends'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''/''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' didn't understand why suddenly she was ten years younger and could hover, but really, the new Wondie as published was less revisionist than planned. It had gotten that bad.



* This is actually a plot point in the Creator/GrantMorrison run on ''Comicbook/AnimalMan''. Because of the ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, Buddy, the titular hero, literally has to reboot his life to avoid a paradox. It's like this: Buddy, the Animal Man, was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] hero, and thus lived on Earth-Two. After the Crisis, all of the Earths were folded into one, so while Buddy still existed, he was a completely different person but still drew from his Silver Age origin (the accident which gave the original Buddy powers sterilized him, while ModernAge Buddy sired two children after he got his powers, not to mention Modern Buddy suddenly became years younger than the original). In order to prevent the paradox, Buddy had to use a RealityWarper machine to rewrite his personal history so it made sense. Got all that?

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* This is actually a plot point in the Creator/GrantMorrison run on ''Comicbook/AnimalMan''.''ComicBook/AnimalMan''. Because of the ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, Buddy, the titular hero, literally has to reboot his life to avoid a paradox. It's like this: Buddy, the Animal Man, was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] hero, and thus lived on Earth-Two. After the Crisis, all of the Earths were folded into one, so while Buddy still existed, he was a completely different person but still drew from his Silver Age origin (the accident which gave the original Buddy powers sterilized him, while ModernAge Buddy sired two children after he got his powers, not to mention Modern Buddy suddenly became years younger than the original). In order to prevent the paradox, Buddy had to use a RealityWarper machine to rewrite his personal history so it made sense. Got all that?



* Following the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', the film series was rebooted in 2012 with ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', just five years after [[Film/SpiderMan3 the previous installment]]. Then, after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 a single sequel]] was made in 2014, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries this continuity]] was abandoned and the character was rebooted again: from here on, Spider-Man would be incorporated into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with the first new solo film due in 2017.

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* Following the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', the film series was rebooted in 2012 with ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', just five years after [[Film/SpiderMan3 the previous installment]]. Then, after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 a single sequel]] was made in 2014, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries this continuity]] was abandoned and the character was rebooted again: from here on, Spider-Man would be incorporated into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, first appearing as a supporting character in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' with the [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming his first new solo film film]] due in 2017.



* Although it wasn't explicitly marketed as such, ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' (2002) was a continuity reboot of the ''Literature/JackRyan'' film series including ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990), ''Film/PatriotGames'' (1992) and ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' (1994) intending to revitalise the series with a new younger lead actor. Ten years later, ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'' (2014) was a more straightforward example.

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* Although it wasn't explicitly marketed as such, ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' (2002) was a continuity reboot of the ''Literature/JackRyan'' film series - including ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990), ''Film/PatriotGames'' (1992) and ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' (1994) intending to revitalise the series with a new younger lead actor. Ten years later, ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'' (2014) was a more straightforward example.
6th Dec '16 7:36:58 PM lucklesslilith
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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' implies it and ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' are reboots [[spoiler:set in an AlternateUniverse from the pre-3DS games.]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' implies it and ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' are reboots [[spoiler:set in an AlternateUniverse from the pre-3DS games. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' confirms it.]]
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