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19th Aug '17 9:06:39 AM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' serves as an introduction into the overall Batman mythos.
** As with the film adaptations, animated TV adaptations of comic books in general often introduce many people to the characters and the setting.
** The ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' was a gateway series to Creator/DCComics; especially ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', which introduced many people to characters other than ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/WonderWoman''.

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* The ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' is the first faithful and high production versions of many parts of the DC Universe that had been little known or unrepresented at that point:
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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' serves as an introduction into the overall Batman mythos.
** As with the film adaptations, animated TV adaptations of comic books in general often introduce
mythos and provided many people people's first glimpse of the less well-known parts of his RoguesGallery, namely Ra's Al Ghul and Scarecrow (neither of whom had appeared in movies at the time or in the Adam West show[[note]]Ra's was created in 1971 well after the show was over, and Scarecrow was too scary and dark to appear on the show[[/note]]), as well as Killer Croc, Scarface and Ventriloquist, and redefined and updated the likes of Mr. Freeze to the characters point that it quickly became his origin in the comics and wider media.
** Likewise, ''Superman'', whose [[LostInImitation movies tended to not]] accept
the setting.
** The ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' was a gateway series to Creator/DCComics; especially ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', which
existence of bad guys not named Luthor and Zod. ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' introduced many people to characters Brainiac, Mr. Mxyzsptlk, Toyman, and the Jack Kirby Fourth World and his extended cast: Dan Turpin, Intergang, Darkseid, Apokolips, New Genesis, the Mother Box, Boom Tubes and other than ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' amazing concepts. Likewise, the DCAU version of Luthor was the first one to emphasize his scientific acumen (which the movies never tackled) and ''Franchise/WonderWoman''.his CorruptCorporateExecutive revision of TheEighties (or as Creator/NeilGaiman called him "skinny Kingpin").
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (''Unlimited'') served as many people's exposure to the wider parts of the DC Universe, proving their first introductions to ComicBook/TheFlash, ComicBook/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman, Hawkgirl among many others. Likewise it introduced them to ComicBook/AmandaWaller, Suicide Squad, Vandal Savage, Despero, Amazo and others.
7th Aug '17 6:16:44 PM BeastC
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Compare BreakthroughHit, the gateway to a creator; StarMakingRole, the gateway to an actor; and KillerApp, the gateway to a console. Contrast ItsPopularNowItSucks. Not to be confused with the ''Literature/{{Gateway}}'' series or its [[VideoGame/{{Gatewathy}} video game adaptation]]. See also TvTropesAsAGatewayDrug.

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Compare BreakthroughHit, the gateway to a creator; StarMakingRole, the gateway to an actor; and KillerApp, the gateway to a console. Contrast ItsPopularNowItSucks. Not to be confused with the ''Literature/{{Gateway}}'' series or its [[VideoGame/{{Gatewathy}} [[VideoGame/{{Gateway}} video game adaptation]]. See also TvTropesAsAGatewayDrug.
6th Aug '17 6:14:38 AM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' got a lot of players into ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' as a franchise-fandom, rather than cherrypicking favourite individual titles. A lot of people bought it so they could play as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] (who was even designed with being an [[CrutchCharacter easy character for fighting game newbies to use]], on the grounds that he'd be [[WolverinePublicity such an attractant]]), and then realised they liked [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion's]] personalities just as much, and had to check out their source material. The fact that the old games were in the process of being rereleased at the time suggests this was partly intentional. ''VideoGame/TheatrythmFinalFantasy'', and the mobile ''Final Fantasy'' games such as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvius'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'', are also MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover games; ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'' was designed to be an intro to the series and characters for new players.
2nd Aug '17 7:43:02 AM Folamh3
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* Owing to their minimalist gameplay and lack of challenge, EnvironmentalNarrativeGames like ''VideoGame/GoneHome'' or ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' often serve as a gateway for new players to AdventureGames and indeed video games in general.
18th Jul '17 3:22:44 AM LaptopGuy
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** ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''

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** ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' especially after its [[Series/GameOfThrones TV adaptation premiered]]



* Music/JustinBieber has created a massive resurgence of teen pop. While many Bieberesque singers and boy bands started their careers after his took off, only one such act has had comparable success to Bieber: Music/OneDirection.

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* Music/JustinBieber has created a massive resurgence of teen pop. While many Bieberesque singers and boy bands started their careers after his took off, only one such act has had comparable success to Bieber: Music/OneDirection.Music/OneDirection (and by extension their members' solo careers).
14th Jul '17 6:12:12 PM DavidDelony
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* The hobby of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_listening shortwave listening]] can eventually lead to the hobby of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio ham radio operating.]] It can work the other way around, too.

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* The hobby of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_listening shortwave listening]] or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MW_DX AM DXing]] can eventually lead to the hobby of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio ham radio operating.]] It can work the other way around, too.
14th Jul '17 3:52:25 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman''
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman''
''ComicBook/TheSandman'' by Creator/NeilGaiman was many people's first exposure to UrbanFantasy, as well as introducing them to concepts like ''story-within-the-story'' and by deciphering its many references, got people interested in Creator/ItaloCalvino, Creator/JorgeLuisBorges and [[ShakespeareInFiction also told them unfamiliar parts]] of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's life, namely that he had a son named Hamnet.
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' by Creator/AlanMoore raised the graphic novel to a level of "cultural seriousnesss" and it became one of the first books that many non-comic readers read in detail.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'' was a gateway to science fiction for many people when it first came out.
** It was always a gateway to movie making. How many young kids saw what George did and grabbed an old 8mm Belle and Howell camera in response?

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' was a gateway to science fiction for many people when it first came out.
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out. It was always a gateway to movie making. How many young kids saw what George did and grabbed an old 8mm Belle and Howell camera in response?



** ''Film/{{Rashomon}}'' was among of the first Asian films to gain critical acclaim or widespread release in the United States, and was many people's (including many future filmmakers) first introduction to Japanese (and indeed, Asian) filming and story techniques and the works of Creator/AkiraKurosawa.

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** ''Film/{{Rashomon}}'' was among of the first Asian films Japanese film to gain critical acclaim or and widespread release in the United States, and was many people's (including many future filmmakers) first introduction to Japanese (and indeed, Asian) filming film-making and story techniques and the works of Creator/AkiraKurosawa.Creator/AkiraKurosawa. Incidentally, Kurosawa was slagged in Japan as this. Within Japan, he was considered a new upstart, and didn't even rank among their best young film-makers but in the West he got WolverinePublicity and the Japanese slagged Kurosawa for being "too Western".



* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' or ''Film/CitizenKane'' for classic films.
** May also be true with ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', thanks to its yearly broadcasts on TV.

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* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' or ''Film/CitizenKane'' for The first classic films.
** May also be true with ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', thanks to its yearly broadcasts on TV.
films that modern audiences usually see are: ''Film/{{Casablanca}}, Film/SinginInTheRain, Film/ItsAWonderfulLife, Film/TheWizardOfOz, Film/GoneWithTheWind'', or alternatively ''Film/CitizenKane''.



* Creator/TheCriterionCollection for art house and foreign films.
* In the [[LongRunner long running]] film review series, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', critics Creator/GeneSiskel and Creator/RogerEbert managed to convince at least a few of their viewers to give the [[{{Documentary}} documentaries]], small independent and foreign language films they praised a try.

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* Creator/TheCriterionCollection for art house and foreign films.
* In
films and in the [[LongRunner long running]] film review series, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', critics Creator/GeneSiskel and Creator/RogerEbert managed to convince at least a few of their viewers to give the [[{{Documentary}} documentaries]], small independent and foreign language films they praised a try.
14th Jul '17 3:39:14 PM blueflame724
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* Either Java, Python or C and some of its successors(C++ and C#) are considered some of the main gateways to learning programming in general due to their accessibility and versatility in different fields.
* If you have taken a web design class, chances are that you've familiarized yourself with HTML(Hyper Text Markup Language)



* New instalments of long-time series such as ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' -- espeically ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' -- tend to be gateways for modern players into the world of retro gaming, especially those curious about references to characters from previous games.

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* New instalments installments of long-time series such as ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' -- espeically ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' -- tend to be gateways for modern players into the world of retro gaming, especially those curious about references to characters from previous games.
14th Jul '17 2:42:31 PM KizunaTallis
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** Music/ArminVanBuuren and his [[LongRunner long running]] radio show A State of Trance served as the gateway for {{trance}}.
5th Jul '17 6:23:08 PM nombretomado
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* If you stick around the ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' community long enough, you may come to try out other {{Rhythm Game}}s -- up until the release of ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', this would be things like ''{{beatmania}} IIDX'' and ''Dance [=ManiaX=]''.

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* If you stick around the ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' community long enough, you may come to try out other {{Rhythm Game}}s -- up until the release of ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', this would be things like ''{{beatmania}} ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' and ''Dance [=ManiaX=]''.
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