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* ''VideoGame/SoulcaliburVI'' is a reboot of the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'', despite bearing the name of a sequel. After the SoftReboot that ''Soulcalibur V'' attempted by jumping ahead with a seventeen-year TimeSkip and replacing many longtime favorites with [[YoungerAndHipper younger]] and rather [[FlatCharacter poorly-defined]] newcomers, the new designers decided to [[RevisitingTheRoots revisit the roots]] by going back to the setting of the original ''Soulcalibur'' and explore the story that was only referenced but never shown in the past. Additionally, the gameplay and overall design is also a composite of past games, while adding new mechanics of its own.
28th Nov '17 8:58:49 PM Burningblade04
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* Subverted heavily in ''VideoGame/NewDanganronpaV3'' where it takes a new setting different from the previous games. It turns out they are just alternative universes within the game itself, tricking the audience wondering if the clues presented makes it related from the previous games but they actually aren't after the plot twist happens.
9th Nov '17 12:38:51 AM DLMaximum1
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* Unlike the Franchise/DCUniverse, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse avoided universe-wide continuity reboot for more than half a century, utilizing smaller fixes to maintain ComicBookTime and downplay [[CanonDiscontinuity events they don't want to talk about]]. Even with ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' just happening to obliterate the Marvel Multiverse, the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' that follows it is ''still not a reboot''. Of its characters. It's whole new universe out there, though.

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* Unlike the Franchise/DCUniverse, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse avoided universe-wide continuity reboot reboots for more than half a century, utilizing smaller fixes to maintain ComicBookTime and downplay [[CanonDiscontinuity events they don't want to talk about]]. Even with ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' just happening to obliterate the Marvel Multiverse, the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' that follows it is ''still not a reboot''. Of its characters. It's whole new universe out there, though.
9th Nov '17 12:35:30 AM DLMaximum1
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** ''Wonder Woman'' was also rebooted corresponding to the start of the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] in 1956 with ''Wonder Woman'' #98. Unlike a lot of DC's other Silver Age reboots which completely revamped the characters, Wonder Woman's reboot kept the character mostly the same with a few slight changes, but reset her story to have her leaving Paradise Island for the first time. Among other changes, Wonder Woman was given the ability to glide on air currents and Hippolyta was changed into a blonde.

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** ''Wonder Woman'' was also rebooted corresponding to the start of the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] in 1956 with ''Wonder Woman'' (vol. 1) #98. Unlike a lot of DC's other Silver Age reboots which completely revamped the characters, Wonder Woman's reboot kept the character mostly the same with a few slight changes, but reset her story to have her leaving Paradise Island for the first time. Among other changes, Wonder Woman was given the ability to glide on air currents and Hippolyta was changed into a blonde.



** The post-''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' Earth-33 was originally a magic-based world home to the League of Shamans, but since that was seen in ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' naturally it's been ignored just as everything else from that series was. Earth-33 is now the superhero-less "real world", formerly called Earth-Prime.

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** The post-''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' Earth-33 was originally a magic-based world home to the League of Shamans, but since that was seen in ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', naturally it's been ignored just as everything else from that series was. Earth-33 is now the superhero-less "real world", formerly called Earth-Prime.



** Earth-50 was originally the universe the Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Universe was set. With the universe now merged with the DCU in ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''[=/=]''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', it's now the home of the Justice Lords from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Almost fitting, considering WordOfGod said the Justice Lords were based on ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''.

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** Earth-50 was originally the universe in which the Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Universe was set. With the universe now merged with the DCU in ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''[=/=]''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', it's now the home of the Justice Lords from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Almost fitting, considering WordOfGod said the Justice Lords were based on ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (the cable series that ran for ten seasons) is actually a reboot of a local Minnesota series that aired on KTMA TV-23. When the show's creators began making episodes for The Comedy Channel (later Comedy Central) they decided to retroactively treat the KTMA series as a 40 hour long pilot for the cable series. The first national season of episodes for The Comedy Channel is, therefore, treated as the show's first official season. This allowed them to rethink various aspects of the show. Notably, J&TB ended up re-watching nine movies in the third season without mentioning that they'd actually seen them before, unofficially.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (the cable series that ran for ten seasons) is actually a reboot of a local Minnesota series that aired on KTMA TV-23. When the show's creators began making episodes for The Comedy Channel (later Comedy Central) they decided to retroactively treat the KTMA series as a 40 hour 40-hour long pilot for the cable series. The first national season of episodes for The Comedy Channel is, therefore, treated as the show's first official season. This allowed them to rethink various aspects of the show. Notably, J&TB ended up re-watching nine movies in the third season without mentioning that they'd actually seen them before, unofficially.
9th Nov '17 12:28:32 AM DLMaximum1
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** Earth-19 was just home to the ''Gotham By Gaslight'' series, but is now a world home to other Victorian versions of different heroes, including the ''Amazonia'' Wonder Woman, who used to be a native of Earth-34 in ''Countdown Arena''.

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** Earth-19 was just home to the ''Gotham By Gaslight'' series, but is now a world home to other Victorian versions of different heroes, including the ''Amazonia'' Wonder Woman, who used to be a native of Earth-34 in ''Countdown ''Countdown: Arena''.
9th Nov '17 12:24:33 AM DLMaximum1
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** Earth-8's Pre-Crisis analog was a world home to the heroes who debuted after the first Crisis. After ''[[ComicBook/FiftyTwo 52]]'', it was designed as a parody of the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel line of comics and a revision to the Champions of Angor and Extremists. The world still seems to be Marvel-based, but with a team called the Retaliators instead of the Justifiers, for example. The Extremists still exists though.
** Earth-10's Pre-Crisis analog, Earth-X, was a world where the Nazis won and the Freedom Fighters were LaResistance, but had no [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]. It was destroyed in the Crisis. When it was restored in ''[[ComicBook/FiftyTwo 52]]'' it featured a Nazi version of the Justice League, which hadn't been done before. Conflicting portrayals in ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' had a standard generic Nazi League and an America covered in concentration camps. In ''Countdown Arena'' a Nazi version of the Ray was chosen as a contestant by Monarch, and it was mentioned the current fuhrer was a woman. Morrison disregarded most of this and reestablished his own version of Earth-10 in ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.
** Earth-16 was classified as the universe home to the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon, although Morrison has stated he's working on a way that incorporates the TV show with his interpretation of this particular Earth. As of yet, the only incorporation is a one panel reference to the TV show being only a video game on the new Earth 16.
** Earth-17 before the Crisis was a world where all superheroes were created by the government, until Overman (ComicBook/{{Superman}}) contracted an STD, went insane, and destroyed everything. As part of the 52 Earths, Earth-17 was recreated as a world home to the Atomic Knights.
** Earth-18's status as a western world is taken to the extreme. Originally it was introduced in ''Countdown Arena'' as home to the ''Justice Riders'' Elseworlds. While that is still partially true, the reason this Earth is western-based is because the Time Trapper meddled in its growth, freezing society in a frontier state but allowing it to develop future technology, such as an internet system based off the telegraph.

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** Earth-8's Pre-Crisis analog was a world home to the heroes who debuted after the first Crisis. After ''[[ComicBook/FiftyTwo 52]]'', it was designed as a parody of the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel line of comics and a revision to the Champions of Angor and Extremists. The world still seems to be Marvel-based, but with a team called the Retaliators instead of the Justifiers, for example. The Extremists still exists exist though.
** Earth-10's Pre-Crisis analog, Earth-X, was a world where the Nazis won and the Freedom Fighters were LaResistance, but had no [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]. It was destroyed in the Crisis. When it was restored in ''[[ComicBook/FiftyTwo 52]]'' 52]]'', it featured a Nazi version of the Justice League, which hadn't been done before. Conflicting portrayals in ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' had a standard generic Nazi League and an America covered in concentration camps. In ''Countdown Arena'' ''Countdown: Arena'', a Nazi version of the Ray was chosen as a contestant by Monarch, and it was mentioned the current fuhrer Fuhrer was a woman. Morrison disregarded most of this and reestablished his own version of Earth-10 in ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.
** Earth-16 was classified as the universe home to the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon, although Morrison has stated he's working on a way that incorporates the TV show with his interpretation of this particular Earth. As of yet, the only incorporation is a one panel reference to the TV show being only a video game on the new Earth 16.Earth-16.
** Earth-17 before the Crisis was a world where all superheroes were created by the government, until Overman (ComicBook/{{Superman}}) (that Earth's version of ComicBook/{{Superman}}) contracted an STD, went insane, and destroyed everything. As part of the 52 Earths, Earth-17 was recreated as a world home to the Atomic Knights.
** Earth-18's status as a western world is taken to the extreme. Originally it was introduced in ''Countdown ''Countdown: Arena'' as home to the ''Justice Riders'' Elseworlds. While that is still partially true, the reason this Earth is western-based is because the Time Trapper meddled in its growth, freezing society in a frontier state but allowing it to develop future technology, such as an internet system based off the telegraph.



** Earth-32 was established in ''Countdown Arena'' as the universe home to ''Batman: In Darkest Knight.'' That seems to still be true, only now this world is home to numerous other amalgamated characters, such as Wonderhawk (Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl), Aquaflash (Aquaman and Flash), Super-Martian (Superman and Martian Manhunter) and Black Arrow (Black Canary and Green Arrow).

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** Earth-32 was established in ''Countdown ''Countdown: Arena'' as the universe home to ''Batman: In Darkest Knight.'' That seems to still be true, only now this world is home to numerous other amalgamated characters, such as Wonderhawk (Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl), Aquaflash (Aquaman and Flash), Super-Martian (Superman and Martian Manhunter) and Black Arrow (Black Canary and Green Arrow).



** Earth-50 was originally the universe the Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Universe was set. With the universe now merged with the DCU in ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''[=/=]''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', it's now the home of the Justice Lords from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Almost fitting, considering WordOfGod said the Justice Lords were based on ComicBook/TheAuthority.

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** Earth-50 was originally the universe the Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Universe was set. With the universe now merged with the DCU in ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''[=/=]''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', it's now the home of the Justice Lords from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Almost fitting, considering WordOfGod said the Justice Lords were based on ComicBook/TheAuthority.''ComicBook/TheAuthority''.
9th Nov '17 12:16:42 AM DLMaximum1
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** Earth-8's Pre-Crisis analog was a world home to the heroes who debuted after the first Crisis. After ''[[ComicBook/FiftyTwo 52]]'' it was designed as a parody of the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel line of comics and a revision to the Champions of Angor and Extremists. The world still seems to be Marvel-based, but with a team called the Retaliators instead of the Justifiers, for example. The Extremists still exists though.

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** Earth-8's Pre-Crisis analog was a world home to the heroes who debuted after the first Crisis. After ''[[ComicBook/FiftyTwo 52]]'' 52]]'', it was designed as a parody of the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel line of comics and a revision to the Champions of Angor and Extremists. The world still seems to be Marvel-based, but with a team called the Retaliators instead of the Justifiers, for example. The Extremists still exists though.
9th Nov '17 12:09:59 AM DLMaximum1
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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.

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** Technically, in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} universe 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.



* [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]] received one as a result of Ken Penders winning a lawsuit for ownership of all characters and concepts he created and Archie not wanting to pay him royalties to use them. In essence, the reboot made all of the video games canon while making all past issues of the comic canon only in broad strokes. While it has been decently received by the fans, some are understandably upset at the way every ongoing plot prior to the reboot was [[Main/AbortedArc scrapped unceremoniously]] to make way for it. When Archie lost the rights to Sonic and it was transferred to Creator/IDWPublishing, the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW resulting new comic]] effectively dumped both continuities for its own fresh start.

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* [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]] Hedgehog]]'' received one as a result of Ken Penders winning a lawsuit for ownership of all characters and concepts he created and Archie not wanting to pay him royalties to use them. In essence, the reboot made all of the video games canon while making all past issues of the comic canon only in broad strokes. While it has been decently received by the fans, some are understandably upset at the way every ongoing plot prior to the reboot was [[Main/AbortedArc scrapped unceremoniously]] to make way for it. When Archie lost the rights to Sonic and it was transferred to Creator/IDWPublishing, the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW resulting new comic]] effectively dumped both continuities for its own fresh start.
9th Nov '17 12:08:21 AM DLMaximum1
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher. Creator/GarthEnnis basically rebooted the story TWICE. Once starting with the "ComicBook/WelcomeBackFrank" storyline and AGAIN with ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' series. While the former basically paints over the previous continuity and ignores it (mentioning some of it only in "broad strokes" like the "[[Comicbook/ThePunisherPurgatory Angel-Punisher]]" arc), the latter is a complete reboot set in its own, new "grittier" reality with no super hero characters (although some characters from other Marvel comics, like Microchip, are roped in - albeit with a more "realistic" spin).

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher. Creator/GarthEnnis basically rebooted the story TWICE. Once starting with the "ComicBook/WelcomeBackFrank" storyline and AGAIN with ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' series. While the former basically paints over the previous continuity and ignores it (mentioning some of it only in "broad strokes" like the "[[Comicbook/ThePunisherPurgatory Angel-Punisher]]" arc), the latter is a complete reboot set in its own, new "grittier" reality with no super hero superhero characters (although some characters from other Marvel comics, like Microchip, are roped in - albeit with a more "realistic" spin).



* The ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' did this twice. The first time was set up by ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' and the second more vaguely by ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' then did it a ''third'' time, restoring a version of the Legion mostly like the original. It was later revealed that all three Legions were canon. At the same time. The first Legion is canon to the main DCU. The Zero Hour one is from a universe that was destroyed during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' which "replaced" the first one because of Time Trapper's interference. The Threeboot universe is a Legion from an existing AlternateUniverse, Earth-Prime, which Time Trapper tried to replace after the Zero Hour Legion got thrown into the Bleed (or Limbo or whatever).

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* The ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' did this twice. The first time was set up by ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' and the second more vaguely by ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' then did it a ''third'' time, restoring a version of the Legion mostly like the original. It was later revealed that all three Legions were canon. At the same time. The first Legion is canon to the main DCU. The Zero Hour one is from a universe that was destroyed during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' which "replaced" the first one because of the Time Trapper's interference. The Threeboot universe is a Legion from an existing AlternateUniverse, Earth-Prime, which the Time Trapper tried to replace after the Zero Hour Legion got thrown into the Bleed (or Limbo or whatever).



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[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]] received one as a result of Ken Penders winning a lawsuit for ownership of all characters and concepts he created and Archie not wanting to pay him royalties to use them. In essence, the reboot made all of the video games canon while making all past issues of the comic canon only in broad strokes. While it has been decently received by the fans, some are understandably upset at the way every ongoing plot prior to the reboot was [[Main/AbortedArc scrapped unceremoniously]] to make way for it. When Archie lost the rights to Sonic and it was transferred to Creator/IDWPublishing, the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW resulting new comic]] effectively dumped both continuities for its own fresh start.

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* [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]] received one as a result of Ken Penders winning a lawsuit for ownership of all characters and concepts he created and Archie not wanting to pay him royalties to use them. In essence, the reboot made all of the video games canon while making all past issues of the comic canon only in broad strokes. While it has been decently received by the fans, some are understandably upset at the way every ongoing plot prior to the reboot was [[Main/AbortedArc scrapped unceremoniously]] to make way for it. When Archie lost the rights to Sonic and it was transferred to Creator/IDWPublishing, the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW resulting new comic]] effectively dumped both continuities for its own fresh start.
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