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5th Feb '16 7:53:14 PM Premonition45
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* Creator/StephenColbert and David Schwimmer studied acting together at Northwestern University's School of Speech.
17th Jan '16 1:39:54 AM 3rdStringPG
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** In fact, it's now generally established as canon that all Springfield's adults went to school together. In early seasons, it was only Homer, Barney, and Marge who went to high school together. Subsequent seasons show Homer being childhood friends and school buddies with Lenny and Carl, and even the likes of Snake and Mrs. Krabappel attending the same school around the same time Homer and Marge did. (See the aforementioned "Springfield Up")
3rd Jan '16 1:57:34 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' does this with several of Franchise/SpiderMan's supporting characters, including Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Gwen Stacy, a Venom pre-Venom, a not-yet Prowler Hobie Brown, Glory Grant, and Randy Robertson. GRanted the former four have a basis in the ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', but even then, there were liberties (in the ''Ultimate'' comics, Eddie and Peter hadn't seen each other between their parents deaths' and Peter becoming Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy was a transfer student; in the show, Eddie has graduated from Midtown High the year before, Gwen was always there, and it's MJ who transferred).
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' does this with several of Franchise/SpiderMan's supporting characters, including Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Gwen Stacy, a Venom pre-Venom, a not-yet Prowler Hobie Brown, Glory Grant, and Randy Robertson. GRanted Granted, the former four have a basis in the ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', but even then, there were liberties (in the ''Ultimate'' comics, Eddie and Peter hadn't seen each other between their parents deaths' and Peter becoming Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy was a transfer student; in the show, Eddie has graduated from Midtown High the year before, Gwen was always there, and it's MJ who transferred).
2nd Jan '16 10:48:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'': Played surprisingly straight (and given a small lampshade). Dr. Impossible, [=CoreFire=], Blackwolf, and Damsel went to the same school, and mostly knew each other; however, it ''was'' a school for the intellectually gifted and they weren't all in the same year. (Also, it eventually turns out that [[spoiler:Lily, though supposedly from the distant future, actually went to college with Dr. Impossible and [=CoreFire=]]].) Subverted in that [=CoreFire=] apparently doesn't ''remember'' Dr. Impossible from College or High School (and a large part of Impossible's motive is forcing [=CoreFire=] to finally acknowledge him) and doesn't recognize Lilly despite her being his College girlfriend.
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* ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'': ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'': Played surprisingly straight (and given a small lampshade). Dr. Impossible, [=CoreFire=], Blackwolf, and Damsel went to the same school, and mostly knew each other; however, it ''was'' a school for the intellectually gifted and they weren't all in the same year. (Also, it eventually turns out that [[spoiler:Lily, though supposedly from the distant future, actually went to college with Dr. Impossible and [=CoreFire=]]].) Subverted in that [=CoreFire=] apparently doesn't ''remember'' Dr. Impossible from College or High School (and a large part of Impossible's motive is forcing [=CoreFire=] to finally acknowledge him) and doesn't recognize Lilly despite her being his College girlfriend.
30th Dec '15 2:07:31 PM margdean56
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* There was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story where Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} went to school together in Smallville. A ResetButton was pressed near the end when one of the characters was hypnotised to forget the other. The fact that it showed Bruce Wayne's parents to be alive and alright was the least of its many, many flaws. This story was later retconned in a late 70s anniversary issue of ''World's Finest Comics'' (a Creator/RoyThomas written tale summarizing all the various [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "first meetings" of Superman and Batman) to show it was Bruce's guardians, not parents.
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* There was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story where Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} went to school together in Smallville. A ResetButton was pressed near the end when one of the characters was hypnotised to forget the other. The fact that it showed Bruce Wayne's parents to be alive and alright all right was the least of its many, many flaws. This story was later retconned in a late 70s anniversary issue of ''World's Finest Comics'' (a Creator/RoyThomas written tale summarizing all the various [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "first meetings" of Superman and Batman) to show it was Bruce's guardians, not parents.
28th Dec '15 3:31:47 PM Anddrix
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* Creator/MarvelComics and Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Studios tried doing this during the short-lived ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' {{reboot}}: they had [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], [[DoctorDoom Victor von Doom]], [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]], [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], and [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] studying together at the same college, even going so far as to call themselves the "Knights of the Atomic Round Table" before breaking apart. Reed and Doom (and Ben Grimm) all went to State University in the normal Marvel Universe, as well. This State U is located in upstate New York, it is not to be confused with Empire State University, the university in lower Manhattan attended by Peter Parker and others.
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* Creator/MarvelComics and Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Studios tried doing this during the short-lived ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' {{reboot}}: they had [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], [[DoctorDoom Victor von Doom]], Doom, [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]], [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], and [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] studying together at the same college, even going so far as to call themselves the "Knights of the Atomic Round Table" before breaking apart. Reed and Doom (and Ben Grimm) all went to State University in the normal Marvel Universe, as well. This State U is located in upstate New York, it is not to be confused with Empire State University, the university in lower Manhattan attended by Peter Parker and others.
25th Dec '15 4:37:12 PM nombretomado
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* In some versions of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', (most notably the SilverAge ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' stories) Clark and Lex were at school together in Smallville. This is currently canon again, presumably to tie into ''{{Smallville}}'' (where they weren't). * There was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story where Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} went to school together in Smallville. A ResetButton was pressed near the end when one of the characters was hypnotised to forget the other. The fact that it showed Bruce Wayne's parents to be alive and alright was the least of its many, many flaws. This story was later retconned in a late 70s anniversary issue of ''World's Finest Comics'' (a Creator/RoyThomas written tale summarizing all the various GoldenAge and SilverAge "first meetings" of Superman and Batman) to show it was Bruce's guardians, not parents.
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* In some versions of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', (most notably the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' stories) Clark and Lex were at school together in Smallville. This is currently canon again, presumably to tie into ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (where they weren't). * There was a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story where Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} went to school together in Smallville. A ResetButton was pressed near the end when one of the characters was hypnotised to forget the other. The fact that it showed Bruce Wayne's parents to be alive and alright was the least of its many, many flaws. This story was later retconned in a late 70s anniversary issue of ''World's Finest Comics'' (a Creator/RoyThomas written tale summarizing all the various GoldenAge [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "first meetings" of Superman and Batman) to show it was Bruce's guardians, not parents.
23rd Dec '15 2:50:26 PM dissembly14b
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Related to OneDegreeOfSeparation. May overlap with ForgottenFirstMeeting and ChildhoodFriends.
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Related to OneDegreeOfSeparation. May overlap with ForgottenFirstMeeting and ChildhoodFriends. ChildhoodFriends. See also HighSchoolAU.
23rd Dec '15 2:28:59 PM dissembly14b
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Usually a result of the creator wanting to tell a particular story set in the past with all the familiar faces present - even if those familiar characters have already met for the first time at the beginning of your original series. Can be used as an easy way to [[HowToGatherCharacters gather a cast]]. It often involves a RetCon to set up a particular individual story or plot point. Can be a rich source of FridgeLogic, and is correspondingly likely to stretch your SuspensionOfDisbelief if executed poorly.
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Usually a result of the creator wanting to tell a particular story set in the past with all the familiar faces present - even if those familiar characters have already met for the first time at the beginning of your original series. Can be used as an easy way to [[HowToGatherCharacters gather a cast]]. It often one-off flashback gag. Often involves a RetCon to set up a particular individual story or plot point. Can be a rich source of FridgeLogic, and is correspondingly likely to stretch your SuspensionOfDisbelief if executed poorly.
23rd Dec '15 2:27:35 PM dissembly14b
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** FollowTheLeader: When one artist/group becomes extremely popular, the music industry tends to sign several other artists/groups in the same area to hopefully recreate the same success.
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** FollowTheLeader: When Can sometimes be explained as one artist/group becomes extremely popular, the music industry tends to sign several other artists/groups in the same area to hopefully recreate the same success.success, but can also be related to shared cultural experiences

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** FollowTheLeader: When one artist/group becomes extremely popular, the music industry tends to sign several other artists/groups *** The Riot Grrrl scene in Olympia, Washington in the same area to hopefully recreate the same success.era
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