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21st Apr '17 6:07:40 PM CosmicFerret
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* Similar to the ''Torchwood'' example from above, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the developers weren't allowed]] to make ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' and ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' levels in the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' video game, despite the game being a big celebration of the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] in general.

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* Similar to the ''Torchwood'' example from above, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the developers weren't allowed]] to make ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' and ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' levels in the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers'' video game, despite the game being a big celebration of the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] in general.



*** The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver issues seem to extend to the video games as well, to a degree. Neither character is present in ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'', with Scarlet Witch having her role in the game's ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' tie-in taken by Sif. They were also absent from ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', despite ''3.0'' having a heavy ''Civil War'' emphasis, making Scarlet Witch the only superhero from that movie who doesn't appear in the game in any form (not even as a support character or NPC). When asked about the absence of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, John Vignocchi implied that there are legal issues preventing the two from appearing in certain games. This seems to vary from title to title though, as both characters ''are'' playable in ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]''.

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*** The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver issues seem to extend to the video games as well, to a degree. Neither character is present in ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'', with Scarlet Witch having her role in the game's ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' tie-in taken by Sif. They were also absent from ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', despite ''3.0'' having a heavy ''Civil War'' emphasis, making Scarlet Witch the only superhero from that movie who doesn't appear in the game in any form (not even as a support character or NPC). When asked about the absence of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, John Vignocchi implied that there are legal issues preventing the two from appearing in certain games. This seems to vary from title to title though, as both characters ''are'' playable in ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]''.''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers''.
9th Apr '17 11:50:39 AM Mario1995
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** A similar case happened with the ''Trolls'' franchise. The Troll dolls made appearances in the first three films, but shortly following the release of ''Toy Story 3'', Pixar competitor Creator/DreamWorksAnimation acquired the ''Trolls'' intellectual property in order to make [[WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}} a movie out of them]]. As a result, any doll resembling the Trolls isn't allowed to appear in any ''Toy Story'' media anymore.
6th Apr '17 3:11:37 PM jormis29
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* Since Creator/{{Sony}} Pictures acquired the film rights to the ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' franchise, both Barbie and Ken have been placed off-limits from the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' series. This explains why neither character shows up in the specials ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryOfTerror'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryThatTimeForgot'', and why it's unlikely either character will appear in ''Toy Story 4''.

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* Since Creator/{{Sony}} Pictures acquired the film rights to the ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' franchise, both Barbie and Ken have been placed off-limits from the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' series. This explains why neither character shows up in the specials ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryOfTerror'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryThatTimeForgot'', and why it's unlikely either character will appear in ''Toy Story 4''.''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4''.
14th Mar '17 2:14:44 AM DarkSoldier
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* Peter Cushing's "Dr. Who" cannot make appearances in most ''Series/DoctorWho'' media, especially not visual media - he can't even appear in the show in poster format (scuppering a bit of tasty LiteraryAgentHypothesis FanWank that would have appeared in "Day of the Doctor") as the BBC do not own the rights to him. ''Short Trips and Sidesteps'' contained a short Film/HammerHorror-esque story with his Doctor and TARDIS - or rather ''Tardis'' - crew, but due to being a book it did not use his visual likeness. The story also made sure to use his ''Tardis'' team from ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'', where they were named Ian, Barbara and Susan (the same names as the companions from the show itself and therefore owned by the BBC), rather than his team from ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD'', Louise, Tom and Susan.

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* Peter Cushing's "Dr. Who" cannot make appearances in most ''Series/DoctorWho'' media, especially not visual media - he can't even appear in the show in poster format (scuppering a bit of tasty LiteraryAgentHypothesis FanWank that would have appeared in "Day of the Doctor") as the BBC do not own the rights to him. ''Short Trips and Sidesteps'' contained a short Film/HammerHorror-esque story with his Doctor and TARDIS - or rather ''Tardis'' - crew, but due to being a book it did not use his visual likeness. The story also made sure to use his ''Tardis'' team from ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'', where they were named Ian, Barbara Barbara, and Susan (the same names as the companions from the show itself and therefore owned by the BBC), rather than his team from ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD'', Louise, Tom Tom, and Susan.


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' is a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting that has a habit of grabbing nasty characters from the game's other settings. As such, darklords from the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}, and TabletopGame/DarkSun settings can be found along with home-grown villains. When Wizards of the Coast licensed White Wolf to publish the setting for D&D Third Edition, the contract did not include any other settings, so the new books had to be scrubbed of all such references in favor of vague terms like "a distant land." It also spelled the end of Lord Soth, a major TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}} villain, who was replaced with a character original to the setting.
12th Mar '17 11:48:37 PM The_Nemesis
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**Lucas also put a similar veto on a ''specific character'': Yoda. Authors are discouraged from exploring much, if any, of Yoda's history prior to the events of the prequel trilogy, including a more specific ban on creating an 'origin story' of sorts, showing his home planet, or giving name to his species. This has also led to a general reticence in creating additional characters of Yoda's species. In all of canonical Star Wars material, only one other member of the species has been shown (Yaddle, a DistaffCounterpart who appears on the Jedi Council in Film/ThePhantomMenace without any focus or speaking lines before being promptly PutOnABus prior to the next movie). Non-canon works have only seen 3 other named members of the species in various comics and video games where their scope of importance can be limited to the work in question.
3rd Mar '17 11:43:12 AM ChronoLegion
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** Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} was also exiled from the Arrowverse continuity right around the time Deadshot was killed off. Slade's not dead though--he's just sitting in his cell in Lian Yu, never to be seen or heard from again due to his appearances in the upcoming ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie and the solo Creator/BenAffleck Batman SpinOff. Since Deathstroke is one of the Arrowverse's most popular villains, the writers did manage to get around this embargo by having Slade's son, Grant Wilson, appear as Deathstroke II in the first season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. They also got around the Deadshot embargo by having his Earth-2 counterpart show up in Season 2 of ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

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** Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} was also exiled from the Arrowverse continuity right around the time Deadshot was killed off. Slade's not dead though--he's just sitting in his cell in Lian Yu, never to be seen or heard from again due to his appearances in the upcoming ''Film/JusticeLeague'' movie and the solo Creator/BenAffleck Batman SpinOff. Since Deathstroke is one of the Arrowverse's most popular villains, the writers did manage to get around this embargo by having Slade's son, Grant Wilson, appear as Deathstroke II in the first season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. They also got around the Deadshot embargo by having his Earth-2 counterpart (ironically, a ''terrible'' shot, who can't hit a target from six feet away) show up in Season 2 of ''Series/TheFlash2014''.
22nd Feb '17 9:03:52 PM luisedgarf
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** {{Irony}} ensues when it didn't stop ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' from including ''Sakura Wars'' AND ''Super Robot Wars'' characters in the same game (though not in the MechaGame capacity).

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** {{Irony}} ensues when it didn't stop ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' from including ''Sakura Wars'' AND ''Super Robot Wars'' characters in the same game (though not in the MechaGame capacity). This was eventually subverted as ''Sakura Wars'' finally appeared in ''Super Robot Wars X-Ω'', albeit only Sakura and Ohgami appears, being the most warring members of the cast and the main protagonists, in a way.
21st Feb '17 1:01:09 PM N8han11
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Speaking of which, scuttlebutt has it that the Daleks' cameo in ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' (2003) [[WhatCouldHaveBeen nearly]] exiled the creatures from the new series (which began in 2005), because Creator/WarnerBros used them without the approval of the estate, which made them very angry to the point of burning bridges with Creator/TheBBC; it wasn't until Creator/SteveMartin (who would only do the movie if there were Daleks cameos) wrote an apology to the estate that the BBC was allowed usage of the Daleks. In retrospect, this helps explain the near-genocide of the Daleks in the Time War as a legal safety net.

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Speaking of which, scuttlebutt has it that the Daleks' cameo in ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' (2003) [[WhatCouldHaveBeen nearly]] exiled the creatures from the new series (which began in 2005), because Creator/WarnerBros used them without the approval of the estate, which made them very angry to the point of burning bridges with Creator/TheBBC; it wasn't until Creator/SteveMartin (who would only do the movie if there were Daleks cameos) wrote an apology to the estate that the BBC was allowed usage of the Daleks. In retrospect, this helps explain the near-genocide of the Daleks in the Time War as a legal safety net.
20th Feb '17 10:40:44 PM Anddrix
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** ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' was yet another toy-based comic. In this case, one concept from it, ComicBook/CaptainUniverse, managed to escape into the greater Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The non-toy based characters have made a few appearances in Marvel under the name "Microns", and one of these, Bug, played a decent-sized role in ''Annihilation: Conquest'', later joining the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.

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** ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' was yet another toy-based comic. In this case, one concept from it, ComicBook/CaptainUniverse, managed to escape into the greater Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The non-toy based characters have made a few appearances in Marvel under the name "Microns", and one of these, Bug, played a decent-sized role in ''Annihilation: Conquest'', later joining the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.
15th Feb '17 1:16:40 AM PaulA
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** The second version of ''Challengers Of The Unknown'', which existed in a sort of halfway-house between Vertigo and the DCU, alongside ''Fate'' and ''Night Force'', managed to feature a quick cameo by Constantine during a ''Superman'' crossover. The two characters never actually met, though.

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** The second version of ''Challengers Of The Unknown'', ''ComicBook/ChallengersOfTheUnknown'', which existed in a sort of halfway-house between Vertigo and the DCU, alongside ''Fate'' and ''Night Force'', managed to feature a quick cameo by Constantine during a ''Superman'' crossover. The two characters never actually met, though.
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