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17th Jun '17 8:40:30 PM WaxingName
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* Similarly to Sonic, the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise rose from humble roots as a [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic series]] about a robot defending the world from the jealous Dr. Wily. Then came the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, which featured far more intense combat and mechanics on top of a more mature protagonist who just wants the fighting to stop, and as that series made the jump to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, it explored the [[{{Deconstruction}} dark implications]] of building an entire line of fully sentient robots. The ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series went even further by exploring the oppression of Reploids and how Zero and Ciel were working towards human-Reploid equality. And while ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' is LighterAndSofter, it still carries much of ''Zero''[='=]s mature themes

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* Similarly to Sonic, the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise rose from humble roots as a [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic series]] about a robot defending the world from the jealous Dr. Wily. Then came the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, which featured far more intense combat and mechanics on top of a more mature protagonist who just wants the fighting to stop, and as that series made the jump to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, it explored the [[{{Deconstruction}} dark implications]] of building an entire line of fully sentient robots. The ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series went even further by exploring the oppression of Reploids and how Zero and Ciel were working towards human-Reploid equality. And while ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' is LighterAndSofter, it still carries much of ''X'' and ''Zero''[='=]s mature themes
27th Apr '17 5:59:57 PM scudisreal
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* The entire American comics industry has fallen into this over the past 20 years or so, with about 90% of title out there right now focusing on the teen/twenty-something demographic.
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* The entire American comics industry has fallen into this over the past 20 years or so, with about 90% of title out there right now focusing on the teen/twenty-something demographic.
18th Apr '17 2:10:02 PM scudisreal
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* The first four seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' (made in the year 2001) were rated TV-Y7. The fifth season, done 16 years later is rated TV-14 for a good reason, deling with BloodierAndGorier levels of violence and darker themes (Such as the main character contemplating the possibility of suicide.)

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* The first four seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' (made in the year 2001) were rated TV-Y7. The fifth season, done 16 years later is rated TV-14 for a good reason, deling dealing with BloodierAndGorier levels of violence and darker themes (Such as the main character contemplating the possibility of suicide.)
18th Apr '17 2:09:09 PM scudisreal
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*The first four seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' (made in the year 2001) were rated TV-Y7. The fifth season, done 16 years later is rated TV-14 for a good reason, deling with BloodierAndGorier levels of violence and darker themes (Such as the main character contemplating the possibility of suicide.)
18th Apr '17 1:37:37 PM scudisreal
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* ''Anime/DigimonAventureTri'': While ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' was aimed at kids, the films are geared towards an audience that grew up watching the original series, having more mature plotlines and themes.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAventureTri'': ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'': While ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' was aimed at kids, the films are geared towards an audience that grew up watching the original series, having more mature plotlines and themes.
18th Apr '17 1:36:29 PM scudisreal
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*''Anime/DigimonAventureTri'': While ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' was aimed at kids, the films are geared towards an audience that grew up watching the original series, having more mature plotlines and themes.
17th Mar '17 9:15:27 AM WaxingName
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* Similarly to Sonic, the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise rose from humble roots as a [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic series]] about a robot defending the world from the jealous Dr. Wily. Then came the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, which featured far more intense combat and mechanics on top of a more mature protagonist who just wants the fighting to stop, and as that series made the jump to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, it explored the [[{{Deconstruction}} dark implications]] of building an entire line of fully sentient robots. The ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series went even further by exploring the oppression of Reploids and how Zero and Ciel were working towards human-Reploid equality.

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* Similarly to Sonic, the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise rose from humble roots as a [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic series]] about a robot defending the world from the jealous Dr. Wily. Then came the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, which featured far more intense combat and mechanics on top of a more mature protagonist who just wants the fighting to stop, and as that series made the jump to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, it explored the [[{{Deconstruction}} dark implications]] of building an entire line of fully sentient robots. The ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series went even further by exploring the oppression of Reploids and how Zero and Ciel were working towards human-Reploid equality. And while ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' is LighterAndSofter, it still carries much of ''Zero''[='=]s mature themes
17th Mar '17 8:07:57 AM MyFinalEdits
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* One word: ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}''. Especially ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.

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* %%* One word: ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}''. Especially ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.



* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' did something similar. The prequel, ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', which focuses on Sulley's and Mike's college days, came out when the audience for the original movie were in college.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' did something similar. The prequel, prequel to ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', which focuses on Sulley's and Mike's college days, came out when the audience for the original movie were in college.



* This was attempted with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', with its DarkerAndEdgier sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. It initially worked really well, with ratings getting to even bigger heights than before. However, by the time the second season of Ultimate Alien hit, the series had lost plenty of its older audience, even though the series kept getting darker and darker with every episode (the mentioned season 2 of Ultimate Alien outright deals with adult themes in some of its episodes). This, combined with the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragically passing]] of its series runner {{Creator/Dwayne Mcduffie}}, pushed Cartoon Network to take the decision of backtracking with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', followed by a [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the franchise]].

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* This was attempted with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', with its DarkerAndEdgier sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. It initially worked really well, with ratings getting to even bigger heights than before. However, by the time the second season of Ultimate Alien hit, the series had lost plenty of its older audience, even though the series kept getting darker and darker with every episode (the mentioned season 2 of Ultimate Alien outright deals with adult themes in some of its episodes). This, combined with the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragically passing]] of its series runner {{Creator/Dwayne Mcduffie}}, Creator/DwayneMcduffie, pushed Cartoon Network to take the decision of backtracking with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', followed by a [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the franchise]].
17th Mar '17 8:00:43 AM jdgs
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* This was attempted with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', with its DarkerAndEdgier sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. It initially worked really well, with ratings getting to even bigger heights than before. However, by the time the second season of Ultimate Alien hit, the series had lost plenty of its older audience, even though the series kept getting darker and darker with every episode (the mentioned season 2 of Ultimate Alien outright deals with adult themes in some of its episodes). This, combined with the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragically passing]] of its series runner Creator/Dwayne Mcduffie, pushed Cartoon Network to take the decision of backtracking with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', followed by a [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the franchise]].

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* This was attempted with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', with its DarkerAndEdgier sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. It initially worked really well, with ratings getting to even bigger heights than before. However, by the time the second season of Ultimate Alien hit, the series had lost plenty of its older audience, even though the series kept getting darker and darker with every episode (the mentioned season 2 of Ultimate Alien outright deals with adult themes in some of its episodes). This, combined with the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragically passing]] of its series runner Creator/Dwayne Mcduffie, {{Creator/Dwayne Mcduffie}}, pushed Cartoon Network to take the decision of backtracking with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', followed by a [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the franchise]].
17th Mar '17 7:59:32 AM jdgs
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* This was attempted with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', with its DarkerAndEdgier sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. However, this didn't work out so well, which resulted in Cartoon Network backtracking with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', followed by a [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the franchise]].

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* This was attempted with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', with its DarkerAndEdgier sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. It initially worked really well, with ratings getting to even bigger heights than before. However, this didn't work out so well, which resulted by the time the second season of Ultimate Alien hit, the series had lost plenty of its older audience, even though the series kept getting darker and darker with every episode (the mentioned season 2 of Ultimate Alien outright deals with adult themes in some of its episodes). This, combined with the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragically passing]] of its series runner Creator/Dwayne Mcduffie, pushed Cartoon Network to take the decision of backtracking with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', followed by a [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the franchise]].
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