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16th Apr '16 2:48:08 PM comicwriter
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** The Titanium Ranger's arc from ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' (2000) is very similar to the Green Ranger's from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (1993), right down to the plot point about the new Ranger having to be careful about Morphing.
6th Apr '16 6:58:46 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* 1995, Wrestling/MickFoley turns heel in Wrestling/{{ECW}} and tries to lure Wrestling/TommyDreamer to the safer environment of Wrestling/{{WCW}}. 2005, Wrestling/MickFoley turns heel in Wrestling/RingOfHonor and tries to lure Wrestling/SamoaJoe to the higher paying pastures of WWE.
22nd Feb '16 11:28:39 AM euan112358
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** Dinosaur-themed: ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' (1992) -> 11 years -> ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' (2003) -> 10 years -> ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' (2013)

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** Dinosaur-themed: [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaur-themed]]: ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' (1992) -> 11 years -> ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' (2003) -> 10 years -> ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' (2013)


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** [[AnimalMotif Animal-themed:]] ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'' (1981) -> 7 years -> ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' (1988) -> 10 years -> ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' (1998) -> 3 years -> ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' (2001) -> 6 years -> ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' (2007) -> 9 years -> ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' (2016)
7th Feb '16 3:16:05 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Four Horsemen first formed in 1986 with Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/ArnAnderson, Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, and at one time held the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-h.html NWA World Heavyweight Title]], the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA World (Mid-Atlantic, the only recognized version by that point) Tag Team Titles]], and the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Title]]. They went through a few different lineups on and off until RealLife PointyHairedBoss Jim Herd fired Flair from Wrestling/{{WCW}} before the infamous ''WCW Great American Bash 1991'' [=PPV=]. There was a brief reformation in 1993, but the group didn't really come together full force until Flair turned on Wrestling/{{Sting}} during their match against Arn Anderson and Wrestling/BrianPillman at ''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995'', October 30, 1995, and the introduction of Wrestling/ChrisBenoit as the fourth member the next night on ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Pillman left after a WorkedShoot with [[Wrestling/KevinSullivan "The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan]] at ''WCW [=SuperBrawl=] VI'', intended to put over Pillman's "Loose Cannon" persona, in February 1996. Former [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Chicago Bears football player]] turned color-commentator Steve "Mongo" [=McMichael=] was added in his ''in-ring debut'' when he turned on his partner, fellow football player Kevin Greene, in their match with Flair and Arn at ''WCW Great American Bash 96.'' Wrestling/JeffJarrett was added in October 1996, and Arn had his last match at the start of 1997, declaring his retirement on the August 25, 1997 ''Nitro'', with Wrestling/CurtHennig accepting Arn's "spot" in the group. Hennig turned on the Horsemen in the [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match against the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Syxx [=Sean Waltman=][=/=]Wrestling/{{Konnan}}[=/=]Buff Bagwell) at ''WCW Fall Brawl'', September 14, 1997, shutting the group down for a year. Then RealLife {{Jerkass}} BadBoss Wrestling/EricBischoff sued Flair after Flair had no-shown a taping of ''WCW Thunder'' in April 1998. Flair returned on the September 14 ''Nitro,'' as Arn and long-time Horsemen manager JJ Dillon introduced the new lineup of the Horsemen: Benoit, [=McMichael=], Wrestling/DeanMalenko (who had been pushing Arn for months to reform the group) and Flair. [=McMichael=] left quietly in early 1999, and the group dissolved in the middle of the year.

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* The Four Horsemen Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen first formed in 1986 with Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/ArnAnderson, Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, and at one time held the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-h.html NWA World Heavyweight Title]], the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA World (Mid-Atlantic, the only recognized version by that point) Tag Team Titles]], and the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html NWA World Television Title]]. They went through a few different lineups on and off until RealLife PointyHairedBoss Jim Herd fired Flair from Wrestling/{{WCW}} before the infamous ''WCW Great American Bash 1991'' [=PPV=]. There was a brief reformation in 1993, but the group didn't really come together full force until Flair turned on Wrestling/{{Sting}} during their match against Arn Anderson and Wrestling/BrianPillman at ''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995'', October 30, 1995, and the introduction of Wrestling/ChrisBenoit as the fourth member the next night on ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Pillman left after a WorkedShoot with [[Wrestling/KevinSullivan "The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan]] at ''WCW [=SuperBrawl=] VI'', intended to put over Pillman's "Loose Cannon" persona, in February 1996. Former [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Chicago Bears football player]] turned color-commentator Steve "Mongo" [=McMichael=] was added in his ''in-ring debut'' when he turned on his partner, fellow football player Kevin Greene, in their match with Flair and Arn at ''WCW Great American Bash 96.'' Wrestling/JeffJarrett was added in October 1996, and Arn had his last match at the start of 1997, declaring his retirement on the August 25, 1997 ''Nitro'', with Wrestling/CurtHennig accepting Arn's "spot" in the group. Hennig turned on the Horsemen in the [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match against the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Syxx [=Sean Waltman=][=/=]Wrestling/{{Konnan}}[=/=]Buff Bagwell) at ''WCW Fall Brawl'', September 14, 1997, shutting the group down for a year. Then RealLife {{Jerkass}} BadBoss Wrestling/EricBischoff sued Flair after Flair had no-shown a taping of ''WCW Thunder'' in April 1998. Flair returned on the September 14 ''Nitro,'' as Arn and long-time Horsemen manager JJ Dillon introduced the new lineup of the Horsemen: Benoit, [=McMichael=], Wrestling/DeanMalenko (who had been pushing Arn for months to reform the group) and Flair. [=McMichael=] left quietly in early 1999, and the group dissolved in the middle of the year.
7th Feb '16 3:05:06 PM nombretomado
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* During TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, this trope was employed partly due to the fact that movie theaters wouldn't rerun older cartoons anyway, particularly if they were from the black and white era once Technicolor became the standard. So plots could be re-used after enough years had gone by. The ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' series was particularly guilty of this, once FamousStudios took over.

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* During TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, this trope was employed partly due to the fact that movie theaters wouldn't rerun older cartoons anyway, particularly if they were from the black and white era once Technicolor became the standard. So plots could be re-used after enough years had gone by. The ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' series was particularly guilty of this, once FamousStudios took over.
4th Feb '16 1:06:24 PM Quanyails
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*** Cartoons of comics are even worse about this, but at least have an excuse. They can simply say that they are trying to popularize a comic to a younger generation by making a new series. Hence, ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' is followed by ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' by ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' (which at least makes an ''attempt'' to do a new plotline), ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', as well as the various Justice League/Superman incarnations.
*** The main reason this happens is the 21st century superhero movie boom. Companies like to have [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoons to cash-in on the hype]] every time a new superhero film comes out, which leads to characters getting multiple TV shows in the span of a few years (''The Batman'' was launched after ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBegins'', ''Brave and the Bold'' after ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and ''Beware'' after ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'').

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*** ** Cartoons of comics are even worse about this, but at least have an excuse. They can simply say that they are trying to popularize a comic to a younger generation by making a new series. Hence, ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' is followed by ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' by ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' (which at least makes an ''attempt'' to do a new plotline), ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', as well as the various Justice League/Superman incarnations.
*** ** The main reason this happens is the 21st century superhero movie boom. Companies like to have [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoons to cash-in on the hype]] every time a new superhero film comes out, which leads to characters getting multiple TV shows in the span of a few years (''The Batman'' was launched after ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBegins'', ''Brave and the Bold'' after ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and ''Beware'' after ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'').
3rd Feb '16 12:07:45 AM RAMChYLD
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* This trope is thought to be the reason the writers of WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins chose to do an invert of ''RememberTheNewGuy'' and make it so bears barring Tenderheart do not recognize the cousins.
2nd Feb '16 10:20:21 AM 1810072342
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This is also to be avoided if your franchise is subject to a PopularityPolynomial, as all the 'old' fans haven't actually left but are just waiting quietly for it to become cool again. As a result, they'll spot something overly-familiar.
15th Jan '16 9:16:20 AM Anddrix
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For example, during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s, the writers assumed that their demographic was kids ages 9-11 -- which would make a three-year turnover safe -- and that their demographic rarely read comics frequently enough to notice the repetition. They also believed that even if they did read them often, they [[ViewersAreMorons wouldn't notice]]. This has been turned away from in recent times because comics are now written (and often read) by people who ''[[ContinuityPorn love]]'' {{continuity}}; if they make events repeat, then they'll eventually come up with a metaplot to explain it. Also, the rise of the Internet has made it trivial to compare works that are years or decades apart, making it practically impossible for writers to pull this off unnoticed.

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For example, during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s, the writers assumed that their demographic was kids ages 9-11 -- which would make a three-year turnover safe -- and that their demographic rarely read comics frequently enough to notice the repetition. They also believed that even if they did read them often, they [[ViewersAreMorons wouldn't notice]].notice. This has been turned away from in recent times because comics are now written (and often read) by people who ''[[ContinuityPorn love]]'' {{continuity}}; if they make events repeat, then they'll eventually come up with a metaplot to explain it. Also, the rise of the Internet has made it trivial to compare works that are years or decades apart, making it practically impossible for writers to pull this off unnoticed.



* [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2008/comic/book-7/09-rock-band-week/airbrushed/ This strip]] from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' shows a toy fan [[GenreSavvy realizing]] the frustrations inherent when companies take advantage of this trope because [[ViewersAreMorons the fans]] [[TruthInTelevision let them]].

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* [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2008/comic/book-7/09-rock-band-week/airbrushed/ This strip]] from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' shows a toy fan [[GenreSavvy realizing]] the frustrations inherent when companies take advantage of this trope because [[ViewersAreMorons the fans]] fans [[TruthInTelevision let them]].
10th Jan '16 8:58:38 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Another popular women's feud WWE always have success with is the concept of a 'Beast vs Beauty' - featuring an intimidating BrawnHilda [[WrestlingMonster monster]] feuding with a glamorous attractive GirlyGirl (who's usually [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]]). First was [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Alundra Blayze]] (beauty) vs Bull Nakano (beast), then Trish Stratus (beauty) vs [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]] (beast). Wrestling/BethPhoenix did this type of feud twice in her career (though was more of an AmazonianBeauty than BrawnHilda) first against Candice Michelle and later against Wrestling/KellyKelly. [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Kharma]] was clearly going to have this storyline as well but her pregnancy changed matters. In TNA they also had ODB and {{Wrestling/Jacqueline}} vs Wrestling/VelvetSky.

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* Another popular women's feud WWE always have success with is the concept of a 'Beast vs Beauty' - featuring an intimidating BrawnHilda [[WrestlingMonster monster]] feuding with a glamorous attractive GirlyGirl (who's usually [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]]). First was [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Alundra Blayze]] (beauty) vs Bull Nakano (beast), then Trish Stratus (beauty) vs [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]] (beast). Wrestling/BethPhoenix did this type of feud twice in her career (though was more of an AmazonianBeauty than BrawnHilda) first against Candice Michelle Wrestling/CandiceMichelle and later against Wrestling/KellyKelly. [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Kharma]] was clearly going to have this storyline as well but her pregnancy changed matters. In TNA they also had ODB and {{Wrestling/Jacqueline}} vs Wrestling/VelvetSky.
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