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30th Apr '16 2:01:55 PM AshlynNyx
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** Rey's outfit for the majority of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' was confirmed to be inspired by Luke in ''Film/ANewHope'', but it seems the filmmakers took inspiration from early concept art from the period in which Lucas played with the idea of making Luke a girl. [[spoiler:Fitting, since Rey takes up Luke's role of TheHero]].
26th Apr '16 5:05:30 PM Pichu-kun
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** Sonic's standing pose is an unused standing pose from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1''.
** Time-traveling was a concept first conceived for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' but wasn't added into a game until ''VideoGame/SonicCD''. The unused Rock Zone was the 'past version' of the more well-known Dust Hill Zone.
** Vector was originally supposed to be a part of a rock band with Sonic in the first game. The concept was changed due to Sega of America wanting to soften up Sonic for non-Japanese audiences.
25th Apr '16 7:51:19 AM YellowYoshi398
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* The earliest known footage of ''{{Undertale}}'', revealed in a forum post released in Februaruy 2014 (over two years before the game's release), includes [[https://tcrf.net/images/1/1a/Undertale-startroomearly.png a screenshot]] where the [[HelloInsertNameHere name of the fallen child]] is conspicuously shown as "Chara". What most would assume is [[GenericName a placeholder name (an abbreviation for "Character")]] is in fact the ''only'' hint creator [[{{Music/TobyFox}} Toby Fox]] ever gave of the [[spoiler:significance of the name Chara, which is the CanonName of the fallen child - the ''original'' fallen child who was taken in by Toriel and Asgore years ago.]] In fact, without this added bit of context, [[spoiler:most players would assume that they're naming the PlayerCharacter on the naming screen, who is instead later revealed be named Frisk.]]

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* The earliest known footage of ''{{Undertale}}'', revealed in a forum post released in Februaruy February 2014 (over two years before the game's release), includes [[https://tcrf.net/images/1/1a/Undertale-startroomearly.png a screenshot]] where the [[HelloInsertNameHere name of the fallen child]] is conspicuously shown as "Chara". What most would assume is [[GenericName a placeholder name (an abbreviation for "Character")]] is in fact the ''only'' hint creator [[{{Music/TobyFox}} Toby Fox]] ever gave of the [[spoiler:significance of the name Chara, which is the CanonName of the fallen child - the ''original'' fallen child who was taken in by Toriel and Asgore years ago.]] In fact, without this added bit of context, [[spoiler:most players would assume that they're naming the PlayerCharacter on the naming screen, who is instead later revealed be named Frisk.]]
25th Apr '16 7:49:41 AM YellowYoshi398
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* The earliest known footage of ''{{Undertale}}'', revealed in a forum post released in Februaruy 2014 (over two years before the game's release), includes [[https://tcrf.net/images/1/1a/Undertale-startroomearly.png a screenshot]] where the [[HelloInsertNameHere name of the fallen child]] is conspicuously shown as "Chara". What most would assume is [[GenericName a placeholder name (an abbreviation for "Character")]] is in fact the ''only'' hint creator [[{{Music/TobyFox}} Toby Fox]] ever gave of the [[spoiler:significance of the name Chara, which is the CanonName of the fallen child - the ''original'' fallen child who was taken in by Toriel and Asgore years ago.]] In fact, without this added bit of context, [[spoiler:most players would assume that they're naming the PlayerCharacter on the naming screen, who is instead later revealed be named Frisk.]]
** The same forum post contains a few humorous misdirections about the story of ''Undertale'', such as that [[AWolfInSheepsClothing Flowey]] will "help you many times along your journey" and that the game is about using ThePowerOfLove to save the world. That second part becomes [[spoiler:either HilariousInHindsight or HarsherInHindsight after you learn that LOVE, in the world of ''Undertale'', [[FunWithAcronyms does not refer to love]] but rather to KillingIntent, and is in fact used to ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy]]'' the world in one ending.]] Similarly, [[spoiler:Flowey [[ExactWords really does help you throughout your journey]] -- but only if you're pursuing the [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].]]
23rd Apr '16 12:02:01 AM aye_amber
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* Creator/YoshiyukiTomino has a habit of taking ideas from earlier drafts of his work and finding other ways to work them in
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', [[TheEmpire Zeon]] has two HumongousMecha competing to be their next-gen war machine, the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/ms-14a.htm Gelgoog]] and the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/yms-15.htm Gyan]]. In Tomino's original proposal, the Gelgoog was named "Gyan", while the Gyan was named "Bakuji".
** Tomino's original idea for the Zeong, the "final boss" mecha of the original show, involved it being able to [[DetachmentCombat split its body into several remote-controlled pieces]]; this concept later popped up in ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' as a unique property of the Turn X, that show's "final boss". On top of this, ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' eventually introduced an OriginalGeneration variant of the Zeong which matched Tomino's original idea.

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* Creator/YoshiyukiTomino has a habit of taking ideas from earlier drafts of his work and finding other ways to work them in
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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam,'' [[TheEmpire Zeon]] has two HumongousMecha competing to be their next-gen war machine, the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/ms-14a.htm Gelgoog]] and the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/yms-15.htm Gyan]]. Gyan.]] In Tomino's original proposal, the Gelgoog was named "Gyan", "Gyan," while the Gyan was named "Bakuji".
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** Tomino's original idea for the Zeong, the "final boss" mecha of the original show, involved it being able to [[DetachmentCombat split its body into several remote-controlled pieces]]; remote controlled pieces;]] this concept later popped up in ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' as a unique property of the Turn X, that show's "final boss". boss." On top of this, ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' eventually introduced an OriginalGeneration variant of the Zeong which matched Tomino's original idea.
20th Apr '16 5:30:37 AM aye_amber
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* The two-part episode "The Menagerie" of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' features extensive footage of the (at that time yet) unaired first pilot "The Cage". Apart from Leonard Nimoy as Spock, the cast was completely different, and also the design of the sets and the uniforms differed somewhat. "The Cage"-footage cleverly was used as {{Flashback}} to an earlier point in Spock's career. The episode also established that Christopher Pike, the Captain of the ''Enterprise'' in said unaired pilot, was actually Kirk's predecessor; this detail would even go on to influence ''Film/StarTrek2009'', which portrayed Pike as Kirk's mentor.

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* The two-part episode "The Menagerie" of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' features extensive footage of the (at that time yet) unaired first pilot "The Cage". Apart from Leonard Nimoy as Spock, the cast was completely different, and also the design of the sets and the uniforms differed somewhat. "The Cage"-footage cleverly was used as {{Flashback}} to an earlier point in Spock's career. The episode also established that Christopher Pike, the Captain of the ''Enterprise'' in said unaired pilot, was actually Kirk's predecessor; this detail would even go on to influence ''Film/StarTrek2009'', ''Film/StarTrek'', which portrayed Pike as Kirk's mentor.
19th Apr '16 8:54:22 AM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films have famously gone through a lot of work before getting to what we saw in theatres. For example, an early version of ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' was set predominantly in a haunted castle, which is reference with Brunwald castle (in which Henry Jones Sr is held captive) and an early title for ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' was ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars'' - Indy dismisses the crystal skulls as belonging to "Saucermen from Mars" when he is interrogated by Irina in the tent.

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* The ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films have famously gone through a lot of work before getting to what we saw in theatres. For example, an early version of ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' was set predominantly in a haunted castle, which is reference with Brunwald castle (in which Henry Jones Sr is held captive) and an early title for ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' was ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars'' - Indy dismisses the crystal skulls as belonging to "Saucermen from Mars" when he is interrogated by Irina in the tent.
18th Apr '16 4:15:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* The dub of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' has the voice Creator/TravisWillingham used for Mustang's "[[ChewingTheScenery I love dogs!]]" line, which is based on the voice he used when trying out as ''[[LargeHam Major Armstrong]]''; he even refers to the voice as "Armstang".

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* The English dub of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' has the voice Creator/TravisWillingham used for Mustang's "[[ChewingTheScenery I love dogs!]]" line, which is based on the voice he used when trying out as ''[[LargeHam Major Armstrong]]''; he even refers to the voice as "Armstang".



* In the ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' series from IDW, Jetta is given a RaceLift and made into a young black woman. This is a nod to fact that originally, Jetta was going to be black in the [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} animated series]] before ExecutiveMeddling caused her to become a white Englishwoman.

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* In the ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' series from IDW, Jetta is given a RaceLift and made into a young black woman. This is a nod to fact that originally, Jetta was going to be black in the [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} animated series]] before ExecutiveMeddling caused her to become a white Englishwoman. Englishwoman instead.



** "Life's Too Short" itself uses elements of an earlier song from an earlier incarnation where Elsa was a villain named "Cool With Me". The two songs are different in topic and tone however they both share a theme of Elsa telling Anna about how she loves her powers and later the two arguing, though in "Cool With Me" Anna is (rightfully) upset about Elsa kidnapping her from her own wedding and disapproving of her sister while in "Life's Too Short" they get into an argument when Elsa thinks Anna wants to make her conceal herself again.

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** "Life's Too Short" itself uses elements of an earlier song song, from an even earlier incarnation where Elsa was a villain the villain, named "Cool With Me". The two songs are different in topic and tone however they both share a theme of Elsa telling Anna about how she loves her powers and later the two arguing, though in "Cool With Me" Anna is (rightfully) upset about Elsa kidnapping her from her own wedding and disapproving of her sister while in "Life's Too Short" they get into an argument when Elsa thinks Anna wants to make her conceal herself again.



* Coach from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' wants armor. This was a reference to Coach's early designs that had him wear football gear as makeshift armor.
** Hilariously, some mods can dress up Coach in said armor.

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* Coach from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' wants armor. This was a reference to Coach's early designs that had him wear football gear as makeshift armor.
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armor. Hilariously, some mods can dress up Coach in said armor.



** Leaf, the female protagonist of ''Firered'' and ''Leafgreen'', is a redesign of an apparently unused female protagonist from the original games.

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** Leaf, the female protagonist of ''Firered'' and ''Leafgreen'', is a redesign of an apparently unused female protagonist from the original games.''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.


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* Nitrus Brio from ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' is based on concept art for Neo Cortex.
17th Apr '16 12:24:02 AM MasoTey
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* The musical and film ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' contains a VillainSong sung by the DepravedDentist Orin Scrivello. As composer Music/AlanMenken explains in a documentary about his life and music, his father and many of the other men in his family are dentists - something which he also began to study for but gave up in order to pursue music instead. No doubt he and Howard Ashman, the lyricist, had fun writing the dentist's song!

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* The musical and film ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' contains a VillainSong sung by the DepravedDentist Orin Scrivello. As composer Music/AlanMenken explains in a documentary about his life and music, his father and many of the other men in his family are dentists - -- something which he also began to study for but gave up in order to pursue music instead. No doubt he and Howard Ashman, the lyricist, had fun writing the dentist's song!
8th Apr '16 4:28:52 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': The Order of the Stone is actually an old subtitle for what would become Minecraft, with the full title being "Minecraft: Order of the Stone"
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