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5th Feb '16 10:01:42 PM nombretomado
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* As the old VFL expanded to become the [[AustralianRulesFootball Australian Football League]], most of the Melbourne-based teams lost their links to the suburbs (U.S. = neighborhoods) whose names they bear. Collingwood, Hawthorn, and St Kilda no longer have any connection to their original home suburbs, and the other local grounds are only used for training and social purposes. Also, the Brisbane Bears were originally based 70 miles from Brisbane, and their mascot was a koala ([[ArtisticLicenseBiology Koalas are not bears]]). They have since moved to actually play in Brisbane, and merged with Fitzroy to be known as the Lions.
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* As the old VFL expanded to become the [[AustralianRulesFootball [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball Australian Football League]], most of the Melbourne-based teams lost their links to the suburbs (U.S. = neighborhoods) whose names they bear. Collingwood, Hawthorn, and St Kilda no longer have any connection to their original home suburbs, and the other local grounds are only used for training and social purposes. Also, the Brisbane Bears were originally based 70 miles from Brisbane, and their mascot was a koala ([[ArtisticLicenseBiology Koalas are not bears]]). They have since moved to actually play in Brisbane, and merged with Fitzroy to be known as the Lions.
27th Jan '16 4:18:38 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Skyscraper'' (1965) was originally supposed to be a musicalization of ''Theatre/DreamGirl''. It ended up sticking the original play's main character, Georgina Allerton, into an unrelated plot about a brownstone planned for demolition.
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* ''Skyscraper'' (1965) was originally supposed to be a musicalization of ''Theatre/DreamGirl''. It ended up sticking the original play's main character, Georgina Allerton, into an unrelated plot about a contractor planning to buy an old brownstone planned for demolition.and demolish it to build a skyscraper.
27th Jan '16 4:17:08 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Skyscraper'' (1965) was originally supposed to be a musicalization of ''Theatre/DreamGirl''. It ended up sticking the original play's main character, Georgina Allerton, into an unrelated plot about a brownstone planned for demolition.
26th Dec '15 8:47:43 PM nombretomado
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** Though in this case, things were {{retcon}}ned twice. The first time, it had been revealed that the Golden Age characters lived on [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]], while {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} characters lived on Earth-1.
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** Though in this case, things were {{retcon}}ned twice. The first time, it had been revealed that the Golden Age characters lived on [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]], while {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} characters lived on Earth-1.
25th Dec '15 5:52:35 PM nombretomado
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* DC Comics created several characters during UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}}, but by the end of WWII the interest in superheroes died down, and most titles (except Superman and Batman) were closed or moved to other genres. The [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] began with the relaunch of Franchise/TheFlash... besides the name and the speed, Barry Allen had nothing in common with Jay Garrick. The same thing was done with Franchise/GreenLantern, Comicbook/{{Hawkman}}, and others. But the prize goes to Comicbook/TheAtom, who went from a rough-and-tumble boxer who was kinda short to a physicist who could shrink to subatomic size.
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* DC Comics created several characters during UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}}, but by the end of WWII the interest in superheroes died down, and most titles (except Superman and Batman) were closed or moved to other genres. The [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] began with the relaunch of Franchise/TheFlash... besides the name and the speed, Barry Allen had nothing in common with Jay Garrick. The same thing was done with Franchise/GreenLantern, Comicbook/{{Hawkman}}, and others. But the prize goes to Comicbook/TheAtom, who went from a rough-and-tumble boxer who was kinda short to a physicist who could shrink to subatomic size.

* Marvel did the same thing with the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]. The original 1930's incarnation was an ArtificialHuman who would burst into flames whenever he was exposed to oxygen, while the SilverAge ([[AdaptationDisplacement and far better known]]) version was a human teenager who received flame abilities from [[NegativeSpaceWedgie cosmic radiation]].
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* Marvel did the same thing with the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]. The original 1930's incarnation was an ArtificialHuman who would burst into flames whenever he was exposed to oxygen, while the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ([[AdaptationDisplacement and far better known]]) version was a human teenager who received flame abilities from [[NegativeSpaceWedgie cosmic radiation]].
16th Dec '15 10:18:36 PM ChaosVincent1
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* Masou Kishin Cybuster is this to SuperRobotWarsGaiden. Some familiar names are part of this series. And a few familiar robots... and that's about as far as it goes. Three of the four heralds of the elemental lords don't even get a counterpart in the anime.
14th Dec '15 10:00:22 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* The ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch of ''The Illuminati''. Previously the Illuminati was a team of heroes who tried to police and protect the world in secret, and they eventually had a villainous counterpart in Norman Osborn's Cabal. The ANADM series focuses on a group of villains brought together by the Hood to protect villains from heroes. * ''Everything'' about Bart Allen from the New 52 compared to his previous incarnation. The original Bart Allen was Impulse/Kid Flash II, and was Barry Allen's FunPersonified grandson from the future. He had Thawne blood in him and used the Speed Force for his powers, and consistently worked with the Flash (Wally West, his cousin). The New 52 Bart Allen is revealed to be a kid named Barr Tor from the future (Bart Allen being an alias) and is in no way related to Barry Allen and does not use the Speed Force. He's the ''first'' Kid Flash, despite ahving never, ''ever'' worked with the Flash to any degree. And he goes from FunPersonified to DarkerAndEdgier with a backstory of how he started a galactic war, and he is eventually put on trial for war crimes.
4th Nov '15 7:08:30 AM Silverblade2
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->''"Get ready for the big-screen adaptation of the [[Literature/WorldWarZ best-selling novel]], that's got everything you love about the title-- and nothing else."''
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->''"Get ready for the big-screen adaptation of the [[Literature/WorldWarZ best-selling novel]], novel, that's got everything you love about the title-- and nothing else."''
2nd Nov '15 12:54:11 PM MHarrington
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''Important: This is '''not''' automatically TheyChangedItNowItSucks''. An In Name Only work [[TropesAreNotBad may well be decent, or even good,]] if it's assessed on its own merits rather than being measured by how faithful it is to the original work.
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''Important: This is '''not''' automatically TheyChangedItNowItSucks''. An In Name Only work [[TropesAreNotBad may well be decent, or even good,]] good (if not better)]], if it's assessed on its own merits rather than being measured by how faithful it is to the original work.
17th Oct '15 10:11:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the foreword to the ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' Trade Paperback "Gods and Mortals", George Perez mentions that there were several proposals for the PostCrisis reboot of Wonder Woman, some of which had nothing in common with the original but the name. See also the "powerless superspy" phase from the early-mid 70s.
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* In the foreword to the ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' Trade Paperback "Gods and Mortals", George Perez mentions that there were several proposals for the PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis reboot of Wonder Woman, some of which had nothing in common with the original but the name. See also the "powerless superspy" phase from the early-mid 70s.
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