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29th Jun '17 6:46:44 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* The creators of the ContinuityReboot of the classic Disney Comics/Disney Afternoon SharedUniverse ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' wished to include, at the very least, ''nods'' to WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck and WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse existing in the rebooted universe, but Disney forbid them from doing so.
30th May '17 8:51:06 AM advent_child
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* While there's a lot of series the licensed installments of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' can't use for many reasons, there are two developer Banpresto and publisher Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment cannot touch by any means: ''Manga/GiantRobo'' (due to the death of creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama, and its expensive licensing fees[[note]]Characters from other Yokoyama works have their licenses tacked onto the ''Giant Robo'' license by estate holders, meaning Banpresto/Namco Bandai must pay for ''Giant Robo'' AND extras to use the supporting cast, as it currently represents a collection of separate licenses instead of one[[/note]]) and any series created by Ouji Hiroi, even series that belong to Namco Bandai and its subsidiary Creator/{{Sunrise}} like ''Granzort'' and ''Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru'' (Hiroi despises ''Super Robot Wars'' and swore to never allow Banpresto to include ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' in a game[[note]]Furthermore, there's the time period the series occurs in and the fact many of its characters (especially Kouran and Iris) hate waging wars against fellow humans[[/note]]).
** {{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.

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* While there's a lot of series the licensed installments of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' can't use for many reasons, there are two developer Banpresto and publisher Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment cannot touch by any means: ''Manga/GiantRobo'' (due to the death of creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama, and its expensive licensing fees[[note]]Characters from other Yokoyama works have their licenses tacked onto the ''Giant Robo'' license by estate holders, meaning Banpresto/Namco Bandai must pay for ''Giant Robo'' AND extras to use the supporting cast, as it currently represents a collection of separate licenses instead of one[[/note]]) and any series created by Ouji Hiroi, even series that belong to Namco Bandai Namco and its subsidiary Creator/{{Sunrise}} like ''Granzort'' and ''Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru'' (Hiroi despises ''Super Robot Wars'' and swore to never allow Banpresto to include ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' in a game[[note]]Furthermore, there's the time period the series occurs in and the fact many of its characters (especially Kouran and Iris) hate waging wars against fellow humans[[/note]]).
** {{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 made its debut in ''Super Robot Wars X-Ω'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsXOmega'', albeit using only Sakura and Ohgami appears, and Sakura, being the {{Mascot}}s of the franchise and the most warring members of the cast and the main protagonists, in a way.cast.



** Sometimes this trope is applied on Banpresto/Namco Bandai themselves when they simply don't want to include a series (or are rumored not to), partly because of its premise and/or setting. Examples include ''VisualNovel/LimeIroSenkitan''[[note]]Like ''Sakura Wars'', it takes place in an ancient era, specifically the UsefulNotes/MeijiRestoration era, and due to the fact the main battleship ''Amanohara'' relies on DeusSexMachina to work, that aspect is unlikely to change without any form of LampshadeHanging. Ironically, Banpresto is the ''sponsor'' of its AnimatedAdaptation[[/note]], ''Manga/DaimidalerTheSoundRobot''[[note]]The series' premise requires its main pilot to ''grope girls''[[/note]] and ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''[[note]]The BigBad is [[spoiler:''the Earth'']], where most ''Super Robot Wars'' installments usually take place[[/note]]. On the other hand, ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' averted this by using its [[BleachedUnderpants tamer TV adaptation]] as its basis rather than its original VisualNovel (though elements from the latter are referenced).
** While there are plenty of series technically containing {{Mecha}} elements, they don't necessarily fit the definition of the word "robot" (with the exception of [[Anime/TekkamanBlade series]] [[Anime/DetonatorOrgun centered]] [[Anime/{{Iczer}} around]] PoweredArmor), such as SpaceOpera-centric titles (''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''), {{Sentai}}, {{Tokusatsu}} or {{Kaiju}}; inevitably, any non-Japanese series are excluded (sorry, ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' fans). However, this point is moot since ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' will include ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'', and ''Super Robot Wars X-Ω'' also included ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' as well.
** Regarding Sentai, the debut of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' in ''Super Robot Wars X-Ω'' can be somewhat a subversion: While the titular rangers and their mecha, the Daizyujin, appear, the rangers themselves only appear in morphed form, and ''none'' of their enemies appears on-screen. This is because Bandai Namco probably only had the rights for the robots and the characters in their suits, but not the likeness of their actors. This is especially egregious when Bandora is mentioned at the end of their special stage, but she doesn't appear on-screen, we only see her "voice" in textual form.

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** Sometimes this trope is applied on Banpresto/Namco Bandai Namco/Banpresto themselves when they simply don't want to include a series (or are rumored not to), partly because of its premise and/or setting. Examples include ''VisualNovel/LimeIroSenkitan''[[note]]Like ''Sakura Wars'', it takes place in an ancient era, specifically the UsefulNotes/MeijiRestoration era, and due to the fact the main battleship ''Amanohara'' relies on DeusSexMachina to work, that aspect is unlikely to change without any form of LampshadeHanging. Ironically, Banpresto is the ''sponsor'' of its AnimatedAdaptation[[/note]], ''Manga/DaimidalerTheSoundRobot''[[note]]The series' premise requires its main pilot to ''grope girls''[[/note]] and ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''[[note]]The BigBad is [[spoiler:''the Earth'']], where most ''Super Robot Wars'' installments usually take place[[/note]]. On the other hand, ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' averted this by using its [[BleachedUnderpants tamer TV adaptation]] as its basis rather than its original VisualNovel (though elements from the latter are referenced).
** While there are plenty of series technically containing {{Mecha}} elements, they don't necessarily fit the definition of the word "robot" (with the exception of [[Anime/TekkamanBlade series]] [[Anime/DetonatorOrgun centered]] [[Anime/{{Iczer}} around]] PoweredArmor), such as SpaceOpera-centric titles (''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''), {{Sentai}}, {{Tokusatsu}} or {{Kaiju}}; inevitably, any non-Japanese series are excluded (sorry, ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' fans). However, this point is moot since ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' will include included ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'', and ''Super Robot Wars X-Ω'' also included while ''X-Ω'' paved the way for ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' as well.
** Regarding Sentai, the debut of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' in ''Super Robot Wars X-Ω'' can be somewhat
and ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
*** However, ''Zyuranger'' ''X-Ω'' turns into
a subversion: While while the titular rangers Rangers and their mecha, the Daizyujin, HumongousMecha "Daizyujin" appear, the rangers themselves former only appear in their morphed form, and ''none'' forms, with none of their enemies appears on-screen. This is because from ''Zyuranger'' are in the game. It's likely Bandai Namco probably only had the rights for the robots and the characters in their suits, suits and robots, but not the likeness of their actors. This is especially turns egregious when ''Zyuranger'' villain Bandora is mentioned at the end of their the ''Zyuranger'' special stage, but stage: she doesn't appear on-screen, we only see her "voice" in textual form.is heard via text.



** Although the [=EXbein=] makes its way into the games, ''Original Generation'' decidedly uses this trope to its fullest: [[spoiler:all Huckebeins ever manufactured are destroyed in a mandatory story event]]. At that point, fans were divided on whether this was a mean-spirited joke by Banpresto or there's truly a legal problem to be had with Namco Bandai. However, the Huckebein appears as is during the second promotional trailer for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'', making this an aversion.

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** Although the [=EXbein=] makes its way into the games, ''Original Generation'' decidedly uses this trope to its fullest: [[spoiler:all Huckebeins ever manufactured are destroyed in a mandatory story event]]. At that point, fans were divided on whether this was a mean-spirited joke by Banpresto or there's truly a legal problem to be had with Namco Bandai.Bandai Namco. However, the Huckebein appears as is during the second promotional trailer for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'', making this an aversion.
28th May '17 9:10:45 AM Sunflorazumarill
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}}'' TCG has currently the entire Alakazam line, mainly due to Kadabra having similarities to Uri Gellar, who threatened to sue. A Kadabra card hasn't been seen since ''Skyridge'' (Abra and Alakazam appeared in ''Mysterious Treasures'', but not Kadabra), Abra hasn't been seen since ''Mysterious Treasures'', and Alakazam hasn't been seen since ''Rising Rivals''.
** In addition, Kadabra has been exiled from other Pokémon-related things as well, as it hasn't been seen in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] since the episode ''Fear Factor Phony'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]]'' featured Abra and Alakazam, but not Kadabra.
** As of an upcoming TCG set, Alakazam will be featured as a Pokémon-EX and Mega Pokémon, more than six years after its last appearance. However, Kadabra is still subject to its current fate in the TCG.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}}'' TCG has currently the Kadabra, with this sometimes extending to its entire Alakazam line, mainly family, due to Kadabra having similarities to Uri Gellar, who threatened to sue. A Kadabra card hasn't been seen since ''Skyridge'' (Abra and Alakazam appeared in ''Mysterious Treasures'', but not Kadabra), Abra hasn't been seen since ''Mysterious Treasures'', and Alakazam hasn't been seen since ''Rising Rivals''.
** In addition, Kadabra has been exiled from other Pokémon-related things as well, as it hasn't been seen in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] since the episode ''Fear "Fear Factor Phony'' Phony" and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]]'' featured Abra and Alakazam, but not Kadabra.
** As of an upcoming TCG set, Alakazam will be was featured as a Pokémon-EX and Mega Pokémon, Pokémon in an ''X and Y'' set, more than six years after its last appearance. However, Kadabra is still subject to its current fate in the TCG.
21st May '17 6:35:40 AM Ominae
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* While there's a lot of series the licensed installments of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' can't use for many reasons, there are two developer Banpresto and publisher Creator/NamcoBandai cannot touch by any means: ''Manga/GiantRobo'' (due to the death of creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama, and its expensive licensing fees[[note]]Characters from other Yokoyama works have their licenses tacked onto the ''Giant Robo'' license by estate holders, meaning Banpresto/Namco Bandai must pay for ''Giant Robo'' AND extras to use the supporting cast, as it currently represents a collection of separate licenses instead of one[[/note]]) and any series created by Ouji Hiroi, even series that belong to Namco Bandai and its subsidiary Creator/{{Sunrise}} like ''Granzort'' and ''Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru'' (Hiroi despises ''Super Robot Wars'' and swore to never allow Banpresto to include ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' in a game[[note]]Furthermore, there's the time period the series occurs in and the fact many of its characters (especially Kouran and Iris) hate waging wars against fellow humans[[/note]]).

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* While there's a lot of series the licensed installments of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' can't use for many reasons, there are two developer Banpresto and publisher Creator/NamcoBandai Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment cannot touch by any means: ''Manga/GiantRobo'' (due to the death of creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama, and its expensive licensing fees[[note]]Characters from other Yokoyama works have their licenses tacked onto the ''Giant Robo'' license by estate holders, meaning Banpresto/Namco Bandai must pay for ''Giant Robo'' AND extras to use the supporting cast, as it currently represents a collection of separate licenses instead of one[[/note]]) and any series created by Ouji Hiroi, even series that belong to Namco Bandai and its subsidiary Creator/{{Sunrise}} like ''Granzort'' and ''Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru'' (Hiroi despises ''Super Robot Wars'' and swore to never allow Banpresto to include ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' in a game[[note]]Furthermore, there's the time period the series occurs in and the fact many of its characters (especially Kouran and Iris) hate waging wars against fellow humans[[/note]]).



** It happened again in ''The Inspector'', an adaptation of ''Original Generation 2'' and sequel to ''Divine Wars''. One character, who in the games is supposed to use a Huckebein, starts with an anime-exclusive mass-produced Wildschwein, which looks less like a Huckebein. This really didn't matter in the long run, as the character will acquire a more powerful super robot, yet most fans believed Creator/NamcoBandai ordered the Huckebein removed because they didn't want a knockoff of the popular Gundam making what amounts to a cameo appearance, since most of the cast in ''The Inspector'' will be using their character-exclusive HumongousMecha by the end of the show, none of them being Huckebeins.

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** It happened again in ''The Inspector'', an adaptation of ''Original Generation 2'' and sequel to ''Divine Wars''. One character, who in the games is supposed to use a Huckebein, starts with an anime-exclusive mass-produced Wildschwein, which looks less like a Huckebein. This really didn't matter in the long run, as the character will acquire a more powerful super robot, yet most fans believed Creator/NamcoBandai Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment ordered the Huckebein removed because they didn't want a knockoff of the popular Gundam making what amounts to a cameo appearance, since most of the cast in ''The Inspector'' will be using their character-exclusive HumongousMecha by the end of the show, none of them being Huckebeins.
20th May '17 10:41:37 AM nombretomado
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* Lord British doesn't appear in newer ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' games because Richard Garriott took the rights to his AuthorAvatar with him.

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* Lord British doesn't appear in newer ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games because Richard Garriott took the rights to his AuthorAvatar with him.
18th May '17 11:58:22 AM GrigorII
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16th May '17 9:13:41 AM SSJMagus
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* The Bat-Embargo in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''; Franchise/{{Batman}} characters couldn't appear in the series, because ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' was airing at the same time, and executives feared "confusion". A similar restriction was in place for ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', although this one was mutual and prevented Robin from showing up on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' until the fourth season (which gave us Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} coming first). Later, when Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} received the failed live-action pilot for the CW, Aquaman and his supporting cast could not appear on JLU either (leading to the creation of "Devil Ray", and, likely, the replacement of Wonder Woman for Aquaman in the plot of "To Another Shore").

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* The Bat-Embargo in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''; Franchise/{{Batman}} characters couldn't appear in the series, because ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' was airing at the same time, and executives feared "confusion"."[[ViewersAreMorons confusion]]". A similar restriction was in place for ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', although this one was mutual and prevented Robin from showing up on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' until the fourth season (which gave us Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} coming first). Later, when Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} received the failed live-action pilot for the CW, Aquaman and his supporting cast could not appear on JLU either (leading to the creation of "Devil Ray", and, likely, the replacement of Wonder Woman for Aquaman in the plot of "To Another Shore").
15th May '17 11:46:16 AM rjd1922
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* Creator/LaurenFaust ran into this problem during the creation of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Turns out Hasbro lost the rights to nearly all of the 1980's character names (save for Applejack, Spike, and a few ponies whose names were reused for G3), so most of the main cast of the current cartoon ended up being {{exp|y}}ies of the originals with the G3 ponies' names.
** This seems to have improved as [[spoiler:Tirek and Scorpan]] appear in the series, as has [[spoiler: The Smooze]].

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* Creator/LaurenFaust ran into this problem during the creation of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Turns out Hasbro lost the rights to nearly all of the 1980's ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' character names (save for Applejack, Spike, and a few ponies whose names were reused for G3), so most of the main cast of the current cartoon ended up being {{exp|y}}ies {{Suspiciously Similar Substitutes}}s of the originals with the G3 ponies' names.
** This seems to have improved as [[spoiler:Tirek and Scorpan]] appear in the series, as has [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Smooze]].
13th May '17 6:46:20 PM luisedgarf
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** Regarding Sentai, the debut of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' in ''Super Robot Wars X-Ω'' can be somewhat a subversion: While the titular rangers and their mecha, the Daizyujin, appear, the rangers themselves only appear in morphed form, and ''none'' of their enemies appears on-screen. This is because Bandai Namco probably only had the rights for the robots and the characters in their suits, but not the likeness of their actors. This is especially egregious when Bandora is mentioned at the end of their special stage, but she doesn't appear on-screen, we only see her "voice" in textual form.
13th May '17 10:22:51 AM nombretomado
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** ''Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu'' is a modern day continuation of the ''Franchise/FuManchu'' stories with the title character being the rebellious son of the villain. While Marvel can still use Shang Chi, the expired license means the original series cannot be reprinted.

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** ''Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu'' is a modern day continuation of the ''Franchise/FuManchu'' ''Literature/FuManchu'' stories with the title character being the rebellious son of the villain. While Marvel can still use Shang Chi, the expired license means the original series cannot be reprinted.
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