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3rd Jun '17 12:13:43 PM nombretomado
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire (game shows that attempt to copy the success and look of ''[[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Millionaire]]'')

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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire (game shows that attempt to copy the success and look of ''[[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire ''[[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Millionaire]]'')
22nd Jan '17 10:03:42 PM OldBlindTrope
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This approach also tends to lead to market saturation and, eventually FanDisillusionment; after all, no matter how much you like pirate movies, if the only thing anyone seems to be making is pirate movies, you're going to get sick of pirates and want to see stories about something else. This is also the reason why [[CyclicTrope Cyclic Tropes]] are cyclic: someone does it one way, everyone imitates it; after a while, someone wants to do it differently, and everyone imitates that. Of course, once ''that's'' mainstream, someone will want to do it differently, and back it goes the other way...

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This approach also tends to lead to market saturation and, eventually FanDisillusionment; after all, no matter how much you like pirate movies, if the only thing anyone seems to be making makes is pirate movies, you're going to get sick of pirates and want to see stories about something else. This is also the reason why [[CyclicTrope Cyclic Tropes]] are cyclic: someone does it one way, everyone imitates it; after a while, someone wants to do it differently, and everyone imitates that. Of course, once ''that's'' mainstream, someone will want to do it differently, and back it goes the other way...
22nd Jan '17 10:03:18 PM OldBlindTrope
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This approach also tends to lead to market saturation and, eventually FanDisillusionment; after all, no matter how much you like pirate movies, if the only thing anyone seems to be making is pirate movies that are all more or less the same, then eventually you're going to get sick of pirates and want to see stories about something else. This is also the reason why [[CyclicTrope Cyclic Tropes]] are cyclic: someone does it one way, everyone imitates it; after a while, someone wants to do it differently, and everyone imitates that. Of course, once ''that's'' mainstream, someone will want to do it differently, and back it goes the other way...

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This approach also tends to lead to market saturation and, eventually FanDisillusionment; after all, no matter how much you like pirate movies, if the only thing anyone seems to be making is pirate movies that are all more or less the same, then eventually movies, you're going to get sick of pirates and want to see stories about something else. This is also the reason why [[CyclicTrope Cyclic Tropes]] are cyclic: someone does it one way, everyone imitates it; after a while, someone wants to do it differently, and everyone imitates that. Of course, once ''that's'' mainstream, someone will want to do it differently, and back it goes the other way...
22nd Jan '17 9:58:06 PM OldBlindTrope
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* FromClonesToGenre (the followers stop being imitators and start making a whole new genre)

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* FromClonesToGenre (the followers stop being (formerly "Genre Launch": there are so many imitators and start making -- some of which actually innovate -- that they develop into a whole new genre)recognizable style of gameplay)
22nd Jan '17 9:56:41 PM OldBlindTrope
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TruthInTelevision pretty everywhere outside of media, as well. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Age Someone had to discover smelting bronze for an entire period of history to massively use it]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Age someone else had to discover smelting iron for the Iron Age]], and some particular UrExample [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Age had to realize rocks were better than bare hands as tools]]. Needless to say, it just went on from there.

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TruthInTelevision pretty everywhere outside of media, as well. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Age Someone had to discover smelting bronze for an entire period of history to massively use it]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Age someone else had to discover smelting iron for the Iron Age]], and some particular UrExample [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Age had to realize rocks were better than bare hands as tools]]. Needless But imitating technology is one thing (you tend to say, it just went on from there.
lose wars if you don't); non-creative "creative works" are something else.
14th Jan '17 7:18:35 PM DoctorNemesis
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Another potential problem is MisaimedFandom. Instead of looking at the core reasons why the original may have been so popular and basing their follow-up on that, such as interesting, three-dimensional characters, a unique, interesting plot and genuinely witty or moving writing and acting, the creators following the leader only tend to focus on the superficial stuff on the surface -- it's got pirates in it; pirates must be popular, so let's all make pirate movies! -- and thus completely miss the point of what made the original great in the first place.

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Another potential problem is MisaimedFandom. Instead of looking at the core reasons why the original may have been so popular and basing their follow-up on that, such as interesting, three-dimensional characters, a unique, interesting plot and genuinely witty or moving writing and acting, the creators following the leader only tend to focus on the superficial stuff on the surface -- it's got pirates in it; pirates must be popular, so let's all make nothing but pirate movies! -- and thus completely miss the point of what made the original great in the first place.
13th Jul '16 6:23:41 AM LondonKdS
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* CastOfExpies (most of the characters in a work are parodies or pastiches of existing ones)
19th Jun '16 2:36:48 PM WhatArtThee
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny (something is copied so much that the original work isn't interesting anymore)

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny (something is copied so much that the original work isn't interesting doesn't seem as original anymore)
5th Mar '16 2:17:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* FollowTheLeader/{{Toys}}
5th Mar '16 2:16:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* FollowTheLeader/{{Toys}}
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