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* Plenty of examples from ''Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom''
** ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'': The United States becomes an expansionist slave empire after Thomas Jefferson dies of a heart attack in 1809.
** ''Literature/AWorldOfLaughterAWorldOfTears'': Walt Disney is elected president in 1952.
** ''Literature/ForAllTime'': FDR dies of a stroke two weeks after Pearl Harbor, leading to possibly the ultimate CrapsackWorld.
** ''Literature/ChaosTimeline'': What happens to the world if the Mongol Empire was never formed?
** ''Literature/GreenAntarctica'': Antarctica is a habitable landmass with its own native population.
** ''Literature/AGreaterBritain'': Oswald Mosley never becomes a fascist and is elected Prime Minister of Great Britain.
** ''Literature/TwilightOfTheRedTsar'': Joseph Stalin survives his stroke and remains in charge of the Soviet Union.
** ''Literature/ZhirinovskysRussianEmpire'': Vladimir Zhirinovsky takes control of Russia in 1991.
** ''Literature/HoldingOutForAHeroGustavStresemannSurvives'': Germany doesn't fall to the Nazis in the 1930's.
9th Sep '17 9:08:22 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice:'' What if the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 God-Emperor of Mankind]], [[AndIMustScream after 10,000 years on the Golden Throne]], received a text-to-speech device to communicate?

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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice:'' What if the The [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 God-Emperor of Mankind]], [[AndIMustScream after 10,000 years on the Golden Throne]], received receives a text-to-speech device to communicate?communicate with the Imperium.
9th Sep '17 9:07:23 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice:'' What if the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 God-Emperor of Mankind]], [[AndIMustScream after 10,000 years on the Golden Throne]], received a text-to-speech device to communicate?
18th Aug '17 3:00:52 PM tyrekecorrea
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* Most live-action shows on Creator/DisneyChannel, particularly [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse in the shared universe most of the shows inhabit]] are built around a High Concept, which usually boils down to "Normal, everyday teenagers... ''with a twist!''" The only real exceptions being ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''Series/EvenStevens'', ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', ''Series/IDidntDoIt'', and ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''.

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* Most live-action shows on Creator/DisneyChannel, particularly [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse in the shared universe most of the shows inhabit]] are built around a High Concept, which usually boils down to "Normal, everyday teenagers... ''with a twist!''" The only real exceptions being ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''Series/EvenStevens'', ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', ''Series/IDidntDoIt'', and ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''.



** ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': Same twin boys, but now teenagers and living on a cruise ship.

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** ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': Same twin boys, but now teenagers and living and attending high school on a cruise ship.
7th Aug '17 9:50:44 PM infernape612
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* KingdomHearts: Final Fantasy, but with Disney characters

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* KingdomHearts: ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Final Fantasy, but with Disney characters
29th Jul '17 6:07:13 PM nombretomado
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{{High Concept}}s can take several specific forms like: "[[XMeetsY Show A meets Show B]]", "[[WunzaPlot One's an X, the other's a Y]]: TheyFightCrime", or "Film X in the style of Creator W" as well as the labored [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]] and DieHardOnAnX. Sometimes a High Concept can be based entirely around ''who's'' in it as opposed to what it is, with the implication that the star's unique style or talent will carry the premise - [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} a sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld]]; [[Series/{{Frasier}} a sitcom based around Kelsey Grammer's character from]] ''Seires/{{Cheers}}''. And of course you can combine headliner talent with a fantastic or unusual situation: [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Raven Symone has psychic powers]]; [[Series/HannahMontana Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter lives a double-life as a normal teenager and pop icon]]. Sometimes a high concept can become so influential and imitable that it becomes a format trope in its own right, as is the case of ''Film/DieHard''; see also ''TheMagnificentSevenSamurai'' (based on ''Film/SevenSamurai''), WagonTrainToTheStars (named for the high concept pitch for ''Franchise/StarTrek''), and ABoyAndHisX.

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{{High Concept}}s can take several specific forms like: "[[XMeetsY "[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Show A meets Show B]]", "[[WunzaPlot One's an X, the other's a Y]]: TheyFightCrime", or "Film X in the style of Creator W" as well as the labored [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]] and DieHardOnAnX. Sometimes a High Concept can be based entirely around ''who's'' in it as opposed to what it is, with the implication that the star's unique style or talent will carry the premise - [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} a sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld]]; [[Series/{{Frasier}} a sitcom based around Kelsey Grammer's character from]] ''Seires/{{Cheers}}''. And of course you can combine headliner talent with a fantastic or unusual situation: [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Raven Symone has psychic powers]]; [[Series/HannahMontana Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter lives a double-life as a normal teenager and pop icon]]. Sometimes a high concept can become so influential and imitable that it becomes a format trope in its own right, as is the case of ''Film/DieHard''; see also ''TheMagnificentSevenSamurai'' (based on ''Film/SevenSamurai''), WagonTrainToTheStars (named for the high concept pitch for ''Franchise/StarTrek''), and ABoyAndHisX.



* ''Series/KeenEddie'' - New York detective fighting crime in London. Or ''Series/DempseyAndMakepeace'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/StarskyAndHutch''.

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* ''Series/KeenEddie'' - New York detective fighting crime in London. Or ''Series/DempseyAndMakepeace'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/StarskyAndHutch''.



* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'': {{Literature/Flashman}}'s [[RecycledINSPACE space adventures]] [[XMeetsY in the]] [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} 400th century]].

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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'': {{Literature/Flashman}}'s [[RecycledINSPACE space adventures]] [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY in the]] [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} 400th century]].
9th Jul '17 12:34:44 AM IuraCivium
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* ''Theatre/EinsteinOnTheBeach'': An examination of the life and work of Creator/AlbertEinstein…'''''with no plot'''''.
5th Jul '17 2:36:34 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'''s ''Lookouts'': [[ScoutOut The Boy Scouts]] in a HeroicFantasy world.





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* ''[[TabletopGame/EyrewoodAdventures Lookouts]]'' (a ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' spinoff): [[ScoutOut The Boy Scouts]] in a HeroicFantasy world.
29th Jun '17 12:23:29 AM JudasZala
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* ''Film/{{Sharknado}}'': "Sharks. Tornado. Sharknado. Enough said!"
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