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22nd Sep '17 1:53:37 PM Gosicrystal
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* Most platformer heroes have stopped using the GoombaStomp (or at least downplayed it considerably), but jumping is so much a part of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' that Mario almost always has it as his primary ability in his games. Even when the games are {{RPG}}s. There's a reason the trope is called GoombaStomp.
* Speaking of Mario, there's the plot, or one might say [[ExcusePlot there isn't the plot]]. While other veteran computer game series have been trying to make their plots deeper and more complex, the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series is still about the same Italian plumber [[SaveThePrincess rescuing the same princess]] from the same turtle-dinosaur creature. The {{RPG}}s, being games with a higher StoryToGameplayRatio but having essentially the same plot, make fun of this. Every Mario RPG so far, besides ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand Year Door]]'', has started with Bowser kidnapping, trying to kidnap, or at least planning to kidnap, the princess. So far, only the original ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'' has had the main plot focus on this. And in ''Thousand Year Door'', he objects to someone else doing it because it's ''his'' gimmick (and his love, but that's beside the point). Even the main series has made fun of the gimmick of the princess being kidnapped; ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' hangs a lampshade with a news report saying that Princess Peach has been kidnapped... [[OhNoNotAgain AGAIN]] (emphasis theirs).
* Even in the most modern ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games, Samus' missiles always cap out at [[PowersOfTwoMinusOne 255]], despite that number only arising due to hardware limitations in [[VideoGame/{{Metroid1}} the original game]]. (Later ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' games quickly did away with the 255 money {{Cap}}, for example) It's just always been a part of the series, and let's face it, any more would make 100% Completion even more insane than it already is...
** Similar to the above example, Samus' morph ball form also came about because of the hardware limitations making the developers unable to get Samus to crouch or crawl. Needless to say that these days, we have the technology, and yet the morph ball remains regardless.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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Most platformer heroes have stopped using the GoombaStomp (or at least downplayed it considerably), but jumping is so much a part of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' the franchise that Mario almost always has it as his primary ability in his games. Even when the games are {{RPG}}s. There's a reason the trope is called GoombaStomp.
* Speaking of Mario, there's ** There's the plot, or one might say [[ExcusePlot there isn't the plot]]. While other veteran computer game series have been trying to make their plots deeper and more complex, the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series is still about the same Italian plumber [[SaveThePrincess rescuing the same princess]] from the same turtle-dinosaur creature. The {{RPG}}s, being games with a higher StoryToGameplayRatio but having essentially the same plot, make fun of this. Every Mario RPG so far, besides ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand Year Door]]'', has started with Bowser kidnapping, trying to kidnap, or at least planning to kidnap, the princess. So far, only the original ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'' has had the main plot focus on this. And in ''Thousand Year Door'', he objects to someone else doing it because it's ''his'' gimmick (and his love, but that's beside the point). Even the main series has made fun of the gimmick of the princess being kidnapped; ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' hangs a lampshade with a news report saying that Princess Peach has been kidnapped... [[OhNoNotAgain AGAIN]] (emphasis theirs).
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
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Even in the most modern ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games, Samus' missiles always cap out at [[PowersOfTwoMinusOne 255]], despite that number only arising due to hardware limitations in [[VideoGame/{{Metroid1}} the original game]]. (Later ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' games quickly did away with the 255 money {{Cap}}, for example) It's just always been a part of the series, and let's face it, any more would make 100% Completion even more insane than it already is...
** Similar to the above example, Samus' morph ball form also came about because of the hardware limitations making the developers unable to get Samus to crouch or crawl. Needless to say that these days, we have the technology, and yet the morph ball remains regardless.
8th Sep '17 12:47:35 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Any character [[ILoveNuclearPower whose origin involves exposure to radiation]]. For new characters, GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke. Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} is the main exception, since "bitten by an unnatural spider" was the main point and whether the spider was radioactive or genetically modified (or [[Comicbook/JMSSpiderMan appointing him as the avatar of the spider totem]]) didn't really matter. Likewise, [[Film/{{Hulk}} the movie version of]] the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk averts this somewhat by combining radiation with several other factors -- the gamma rays only break down his cells, the {{Nanomachines}} try to repair them, and [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke his genes weren't really normal to begin with]]. Peter Parker's job as a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle has also been under fire in the past decade, with the rise of cameras and video in phones as well as the decline in the print media industry. Recent adaptations feature this aspect of the character less and less and those that do are largely done so because of the legacy with a bit of lampshade hanging for fun.

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* Any character [[ILoveNuclearPower whose origin involves exposure to radiation]]. For new characters, GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke. Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan is the main exception, since "bitten by an unnatural spider" was the main point and whether the spider was radioactive or genetically modified (or [[Comicbook/JMSSpiderMan appointing him as the avatar of the spider totem]]) didn't really matter. Likewise, [[Film/{{Hulk}} the movie version of]] the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk averts this somewhat by combining radiation with several other factors -- the gamma rays only break down his cells, the {{Nanomachines}} try to repair them, and [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke his genes weren't really normal to begin with]]. Peter Parker's job as a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle has also been under fire in the past decade, with the rise of cameras and video in phones as well as the decline in the print media industry. Recent adaptations feature this aspect of the character less and less and those that do are largely done so because of the legacy with a bit of lampshade hanging for fun.
7th Sep '17 8:26:32 PM Caps-luna
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* One example that gets a lot of public interest are transferable machine guns in the United States. Machine guns are considered illegal in the United States without a very special license[[note]]and then the intent is only to make purchasing machine guns easier for police departments, not so special people can have them as toys[[/note]], machine guns registered before 1986 are have been grandfathered in and can be bought and sold by anyone who passes a background check.
5th Sep '17 2:47:31 PM rjd1922
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* Thanks to [[DownloadableContent DLC]], [[AchievementSystem achievements]], and online multiplayer, {{cheat code}}s are effectively dead for consoles. However, for the desktop computer market, it's common practice to leave the developer's console accessible, in the interest of facilitating mod testing and provisional bug workarounds. Some [[VideoGameLongRunners long-running franchises]] that are known for their cheat codes, such as ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', still use cheat codes for gamers to enjoy the heck out of them (although they will block achievements when used).

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* Thanks to [[DownloadableContent DLC]], [[AchievementSystem achievements]], and online multiplayer, {{cheat code}}s are effectively dead for consoles. However, for the desktop computer market, it's common practice to leave the developer's console accessible, in the interest of facilitating mod testing and provisional bug workarounds. Some [[VideoGameLongRunners long-running franchises]] that are known for their cheat codes, such as ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', still use cheat codes for gamers to enjoy the heck out of them (although ([[NoFairCheating although they will block achievements when used).used]]).
1st Sep '17 10:43:34 AM MrChips2301
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* In an age where keeping the Japanese names is generally done for the sake of accuracy, a number of adaptations of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' keep names used in the Ocean Group dub (Saiyan instead of Saiya-jin, Special Beam Cannon instead of Mankankosappo, Destructo Disk instead of Kienzan, etc.), which have become the official English localizations of those various aspects. Averted in some uncut [=DVDs=] though, where the Japanese names are retained.

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* In an age where keeping the Japanese names is generally done for the sake of accuracy, a number of adaptations of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' dubs keep the inaccurate names used and terms that originated in the Ocean original syndicated Funimation/Ocean Group dub (Saiyan mispronounced as "say-an" instead of "Sai-an" or left as Saiya-jin, Special Beam Cannon instead of Mankankosappo, Destructo Disk instead of Kienzan, etc.), which have become the official default English localizations of those various aspects. Averted in some uncut [=DVDs=] though, where the names, while new characters retain their Japanese names are retained.names. With Super/DragonBallSuper, the series was being simulcast with subtitles, so name any dub changes would be known to much more of the audience.
** Funimation's dub of DragonBallKai is a good example of this, as it reversed the majority of changes the old dub had included (such as Mankankosappo and Kienzan), but still kept many of the well known dub name changes (so Saiyan remains mispronounced, and Kaio still becomes 'King Kai').
** Totally averted with Funimation's DVD subtitles, which ([[AuthorsSavingThrow after fans complained about the first couple of discs]]) always use the original names. Viz's manga translation also uses the original names, (so long as they're not Mr Satan).
30th Aug '17 7:31:25 AM HalcyonDayz
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* In an age where keeping the Japanese names is generally done for the sake of accuracy, a number of adaptations of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' keep names used in the Ocean Group dub (Saiyan instead of Saiya-jin, Special Beam Cannon instead of Mankankosappo, Destructo Disk instead of Kienzan, etc.), which have become the official English localizations of those various aspects. Averted in some uncut DVDs though, where the Japanese names are retained.

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* In an age where keeping the Japanese names is generally done for the sake of accuracy, a number of adaptations of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' keep names used in the Ocean Group dub (Saiyan instead of Saiya-jin, Special Beam Cannon instead of Mankankosappo, Destructo Disk instead of Kienzan, etc.), which have become the official English localizations of those various aspects. Averted in some uncut DVDs [=DVDs=] though, where the Japanese names are retained.
26th Aug '17 4:34:31 PM SaniOKh
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** Despite newer games introducing Pokémon with considerable differences between their male and female forms in terms of appearance, being able to evolve, and even stats and movepools (Meowstic being a very good example) , male and female Nidoran remain counted as two distinct species.
24th Aug '17 1:19:13 PM Kytseo
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* In an age where keeping the Japanese names is generally done for the sake of accuracy, a number of adaptations of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' keep names used in the Ocean Group dub (Saiyan instead of Saiya-jin, Special Beam Cannon instead of Mankankosappo, Destructo Disk instead of Kienzan, etc.), which have become the official English localizations of those various aspects. Averted in some uncut DVDs though, where the Japanese names are retained.
11th Aug '17 9:41:52 PM thecarolinabull01
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* This trope is probably the reason why Richard Grayson continues to be called "Dick" (instead of say, "Rich" or "Richie" or something) despite it being [[HaveAGayOldTime near-impossible to take that nickname seriously in the 21st Century]].
21st Jul '17 11:30:41 PM Schroeder1174
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** One interesting case in particular is in the case of Lesley Gore, who first became famous in 1963 at the age of 16, during the GirlGroup Era, with hits such as "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn To Cry", "You Don't Own Me" and "Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows". She re-emrged on occasion after her hit-making period as a singer-songwriter, sporadically releasing albums and playing oldies reviews and the supper club circuit until her death in 2015. The jazz-influenced singer's more recent shows, often accompanied by an intimate jazz combo, were often a mixture of her 1960s hits, her own songs and cover versions, often of jazz standards like "How Insensitive", "Fascinating Rhythm" and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square".

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** One interesting case in particular is in the case of Lesley Gore, who first became famous in 1963 at the age of 16, during the GirlGroup Era, with hits such as "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn To Cry", "You Don't Own Me" and "Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows". She re-emrged re-emerged on occasion after her hit-making period as a singer-songwriter, sporadically releasing albums and playing oldies reviews and the supper club circuit until her death in 2015. 2015. The jazz-influenced singer's more recent shows, often accompanied by an intimate jazz combo, were often a mixture of her 1960s hits, her own songs and an eclectic mix of cover versions, often of jazz standards like "How Insensitive", "Fascinating Rhythm" and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square". Square". She still, maintained, in spite of her eclecticism, that it would not feel right for her to do a concert without singing "It's My Party" or her other teen pop hits.
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