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11th Jun '16 1:49:30 PM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. Although American comics are meant to be published for as long as they sell (except for mini series) X-Men has produced more spin-offs than any other Marvel comic since the '80s. Virtually every X-Men related hero (and even a couple of its villains) has had a series or miniseries of his or her own. And most recently, a new title, ''Uncanny Avengers'', actually ''merges'' the group with Marvel's other leading franchise.

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/XMen''. Although American comics are meant to be published for as long as they sell (except for mini series) X-Men has produced more spin-offs than any other Marvel comic since the '80s. Virtually every X-Men related hero (and even a couple of its villains) has had a series or miniseries of his or her own. And most recently, a new title, ''Uncanny Avengers'', actually ''merges'' the group with Marvel's other leading franchise.
30th May '16 9:24:39 AM Anddrix
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* The ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' has bruises with this. The sole reason why Paramount continues to make the films is due to pressure from Creator/{{Hasbro}}, the manufacturer for the [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} toy franchise]], as [[MerchandiseDriven toy sales of the Transformers skyrocket every time the movies come out]]. It didn't really matter if people liked the movies or not, because Hasbro only wants the series to continue as long as the toys keep selling.
17th May '16 11:44:37 AM Mario1995
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* The ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' has bruises with this. The sole reason why Paramount continues to make the films is due to pressure from Creator/{{Hasbro}}, the manufacturer for the [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} toy franchise]], as [[MerchandiseDriven toy sales of the Transformers skyrocket every time the movies come out]]. It didn't really matter if people liked the movies or not, because Hasbro only wants the series to continue as long as the toys keep selling.
12th May '16 1:28:35 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** The downtrend is accelerating, with the announcement video of the "Chaos Faction as DLC" for the upcoming ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'' receiving FIFTEEN times as many dislikes as likes, on the official Creative Assembly Youtube channel, and causing very negative reactions from many prominent critics and media outlets. Unrelated uploads on the official channel regularly now have as many dislikes as likes upon being published, and there are campaigns to boycott the game and series.
10th May '16 11:09:34 AM Midna
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' got as far as the ''thirteenth'' installment (and Creator/DonBluth was only involved with the first). They've finally stopped making them, but only because Universal shut down their animation department. The first movie is widely regarded as a classic. The second movie, and every movie thereafter, was pretty obviously a cash-grab. So there were 12 movies worth of pure zombie. And to make matters worse, the franchise is being resurrected in 2016. So how long it will keep going is anyone's guess.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' got as far as the ''thirteenth'' is on its ''fourteenth'' installment and counting (and Creator/DonBluth was only involved with the first). They've finally stopped making them, but only because Universal shut down their animation department.first). The first movie is widely regarded as a classic. The second movie, and every movie thereafter, was pretty obviously a cash-grab. So there were 12 That makes 13 straight movies worth of pure zombie. And to make matters worse, the franchise is being resurrected in 2016. So how long it will keep going is anyone's guess.zombie.
10th May '16 11:08:22 AM Midna
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Three Men and a Comic Book"[[note]]An additional scene that was only ever seen in a FOX repeat that coincided with the broadcast of the last episode of ''The Cosby Show'', which is both HilariousInHindsight because ''The Simpsons'' became a {{Long Runner|s}} itself and is now accused of running itself into the ground and also HarsherInHindsight considering that the controversies Cosby faced years later led to the show being booted from its syndicated runs on every network[[/note]]

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Three Men and a Comic Book"[[note]]An additional scene that was only ever seen in a FOX repeat that coincided with the broadcast of the last episode of ''The Cosby Show'', which is both HilariousInHindsight because ''The Simpsons'' became a {{Long Runner|s}} itself and is now accused of running itself into the ground and also HarsherInHindsight considering that the controversies Cosby faced years later led to the show being booted from its syndicated runs on every network[[/note]]
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9th May '16 5:55:43 PM Mooncalf
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' ended by schedule after three seasons ''specifically'' to avoid this trope.
8th May '16 7:39:29 PM PaulA
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* AnneMcCaffrey said that [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Pern]] began as a short story and took on a life of its own. "One million words later, I'm not allowed to stop!"

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* AnneMcCaffrey Creator/AnneMcCaffrey said that [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Pern]] began as a short story and took on a life of its own. "One million words later, I'm not allowed to stop!"
2nd May '16 11:58:37 PM erforce
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* In a way, the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series. Of course, the fact JamesCameron [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld doesn't own the franchise rights]] (he symbolically sold them to producer and later wife Gale Ann Hurd, and the sequel rights were first with Hemdale, then Carolco) helped, along with how he didn't have a clear idea on how to follow ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Cameron even considered getting involved with the third movie, but the TroubledProduction of ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' made him back out.

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* In a way, the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series. Of course, the fact JamesCameron Creator/JamesCameron [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld doesn't own the franchise rights]] (he symbolically sold them to producer and later wife Gale Ann Hurd, and the sequel rights were first with Hemdale, then Carolco) helped, along with how he didn't have a clear idea on how to follow ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Cameron even considered getting involved with the third movie, but the TroubledProduction of ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' made him back out.
28th Apr '16 2:01:43 PM rjd1922
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* The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series was supposed to end with ''X5'', and then progress to the ''VIdeoGame/MegaManZero'' series in the future. Unfortunately, the series continued without Inafune's knowledge into ''X6'', and his only input afterwards was ''[[UpdatedRerelease Maverick Hunter X]]'' and minor designer's advice regarding Axl.[[note]]In fact, it got to the point that when Capcom proposed ''Command Mission'', he adamantly refused.[[/note]] This was somewhat difficult plot-wise, as ''X5'' ended with [[spoiler:Zero dead]]. X6 then ended with him in the capsule not supposed to be opened until ''Mega Man Zero'' making his [[ContinuitySnarl appearances in X7-X8 awkward]]. Players were then told to think of the scene in X6 as a [[DistantFinale bonus ending for the series,]] rather than something happening directly after the game.
* The ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series were each supposed to end after three games each, but Battle Network lasted for three more games, and Zero for one more. You can see that the endings of the third game of each series were meant as the end of each. Zero 4 upgrades the NonActionBigBad to plain BigBad and pulls another 8 Mavericks out of nowhere for Zero to fight.

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* The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series was supposed to end with ''X5'', and then progress to the ''VIdeoGame/MegaManZero'' series in the future. Unfortunately, However, the series continued without Inafune's knowledge into ''X6'', and his only input afterwards was ''[[UpdatedRerelease Maverick Hunter X]]'' and minor designer's advice regarding Axl.[[note]]In fact, it got to the point that when Capcom proposed ''Command Mission'', he adamantly refused.[[/note]] This was somewhat difficult plot-wise, as ''X5'' ended with [[spoiler:Zero dead]]. X6 then ended with him in the capsule not supposed to be opened until ''Mega Man Zero'' making his [[ContinuitySnarl appearances in X7-X8 awkward]]. Players were then told to think of the scene in X6 as a [[DistantFinale bonus ending for the series,]] rather than something happening directly after the game.
* The ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series were each supposed to end after three games each, but Battle Network lasted for three more games, and Zero for one more. You can see that the endings of the third game of each series were meant as the end of each. Zero 4 ''Zero 4'' upgrades the NonActionBigBad to plain BigBad and pulls another 8 Mavericks out of nowhere for Zero to fight.
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