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15th May '17 11:48:33 PM rjd1922
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* Creator/OsamuTezuka's manga ''Manga/{{Metropolis}}'' is "suggested" by Fritz Lang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', in that Tezuka was inspired to write the manga by a single still image he saw from the film: that of a female robot being born. The two works have a few basic similarities, but they're coincidences- Tezuka hadn't seen the film, or even known what it was about, when he wrote the manga.

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* Creator/OsamuTezuka's manga ''Manga/{{Metropolis}}'' is [[SuggestedBy "suggested" by by]] Fritz Lang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', in that Tezuka was inspired to write the manga by a single still image he saw from the film: that of a female robot being born. The two works have a few basic similarities, but they're coincidences- Tezuka hadn't seen the film, or even known what it was about, when he wrote the manga.
22nd Apr '17 11:13:26 PM ctempire
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* ''Animal Kingdom: Let's Go Ape'' is an adaptation of ''Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father'', but the plot and characters have very little to do with the novel.
22nd Apr '17 10:57:08 PM ctempire
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* ''Animal Kingdom: Let's Go Ape'' is an adaptation of ''Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father'', but the plot and characters have very little to do with the novel.
21st Apr '17 6:46:17 PM LadyJaneGrey
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21st Apr '17 6:44:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* That wasn't even the only time Hasbro did something like that. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRzVPUHiqvc This commercial]] places their short-lived ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' line of toys alongside ''Franchise/GIJoe'', in what looks like some WeirdCrossover. (While it isn't unheard for "A Real American Hero" to have foreign members, like the brit Big Ben or the canadian Payload, some nations in the G.I. Joe canon have their own units, so for example Zangief should belong to the Oktober Guard instead)

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* That wasn't even the only time Hasbro did something like that. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRzVPUHiqvc This commercial]] places their short-lived ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' line of toys alongside ''Franchise/GIJoe'', in what looks like some WeirdCrossover. (While (Also a case of NegativeContinuity, as it defies canon; while it isn't unheard for "A Real American Hero" to have foreign members, like the brit Big Ben or the canadian Payload, some nations in the G.I. Joe canon have their own units, so variants in the cartoon. for example example, Zangief should would likely belong to the Russia's Oktober Guard instead)Guard.)
13th Apr '17 6:23:48 AM Doug86
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* The purpose of TheBBC Radio 4 series ''The Rivals'' is to showcase 19th century detectives who aren't Literature/SherlockHolmes. However, most of them take great liberties with setting, characterisation, and so on, although they generally keep the character names, who did it and the gimmick they used (while often completely reinventing the motive). Some of them even change the detective's idiosyncrasies, such as making Arthur Morrison's Martin Hewitt a "society detective" who has a friendly rivalry with a French master criminal who doesn't appear in the original story (or ''any'' Martin Hewitt stories) at all.

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* The purpose of TheBBC Creator/TheBBC Radio 4 series ''The Rivals'' is to showcase 19th century detectives who aren't Literature/SherlockHolmes. However, most of them take great liberties with setting, characterisation, and so on, although they generally keep the character names, who did it and the gimmick they used (while often completely reinventing the motive). Some of them even change the detective's idiosyncrasies, such as making Arthur Morrison's Martin Hewitt a "society detective" who has a friendly rivalry with a French master criminal who doesn't appear in the original story (or ''any'' Martin Hewitt stories) at all.
13th Apr '17 3:52:41 AM MagBas
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* Just as ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is arguably an example of this, taking a tragedy and turning it into a (admittingly dark for kids)story with plenty of comic relief and a happy ending, the theatrical adaptation of the movie is arguably this in the opposite direction. It is much closer to the original book story wise, including most elements of the book's DownerEnding. About the only things completely kept from the movie are the musical numbers and Phoebus's AdaptationalHeroism. And depending on the production [[spoiler:whether or not Quasimodo becomes accepted by the town (like the movie) or chooses to die with Esmeralda's body (like the book).]]
13th Apr '17 1:13:44 AM theknack101
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* Just as ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is arguably an example of this, taking a tragedy and turning it into a (admittingly dark for kids)story with plenty of comic relief and a happy ending, the theatrical adaptation of the movie is arguably this in the opposite direction. It is much closer to the original book story wise, including most elements of the book's DownerEnding. About the only things completely kept from the movie are the musical numbers and Phoebus's AdaptationalHeroism. And depending on the production [[spoiler:whether or not Quasimodo becomes accepted by the town (like the movie) or chooses to die with Esmeralda's body (like the book).]]
11th Apr '17 11:23:53 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/XMenPhoenixLegacyOfFire'' is a X-Men series that doesn't really share many things in common with X-Men and its themes: firstly, the characters are {{demihuman}}s from another dimension instead of {{mutants}}; secondly, while many names and terms are familiar they aren't necessarily (the main protagonist Jena Pyre is intended to be ComicBook/JeanGrey with Madelyne being her older sister instead of her clone, the comic's setting is named Limbo after Belasco's domain in the mainstream continuity) and lastly, despite the team's name in the title, they aren't actually featured in the comic and has absolutely no relation with X-Men from the Manga/MarvelMangaverse, which is the same continuity that ''Legacy of Fire'' belongs to.

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* ''ComicBook/XMenPhoenixLegacyOfFire'' is a X-Men series that doesn't really share many things in common with X-Men and its themes: firstly, the characters are {{demihuman}}s from another dimension instead of {{mutants}}; secondly, while many names and terms are familiar they aren't necessarily the same (the main protagonist Jena Pyre is intended to be ComicBook/JeanGrey with Madelyne being her older sister instead of her clone, clone and the comic's setting is named Limbo after Belasco's domain in the mainstream continuity) and lastly, despite the team's name in the title, they aren't actually featured in the comic and has absolutely no relation with X-Men from the Manga/MarvelMangaverse, which is the same continuity that ''Legacy of Fire'' belongs to.
11th Apr '17 11:21:29 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/XMenPhoenixLegacyOfFire'' is a X-Men series that doesn't really share many things in common with X-Men and its themes: firstly, the characters are {{demihuman}}s from another dimension instead of {{mutants}}; secondly, while many names and terms are familiar they aren't necessarily (the main protagonist Jena Pyre is intended to be ComicBook/JeanGrey with Madelyne being her older sister instead of her clone, the comic's setting is named Limbo after Belasco's domain in the mainstream continuity) and lastly, despite the team's name in the title, they aren't actually featured in the comic and has absolutely no relation with the ComicBook/MarvelMangaverse's version of the X-Men, which this particular story belongs to the same continuity.

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* ''ComicBook/XMenPhoenixLegacyOfFire'' is a X-Men series that doesn't really share many things in common with X-Men and its themes: firstly, the characters are {{demihuman}}s from another dimension instead of {{mutants}}; secondly, while many names and terms are familiar they aren't necessarily (the main protagonist Jena Pyre is intended to be ComicBook/JeanGrey with Madelyne being her older sister instead of her clone, the comic's setting is named Limbo after Belasco's domain in the mainstream continuity) and lastly, despite the team's name in the title, they aren't actually featured in the comic and has absolutely no relation with X-Men from the ComicBook/MarvelMangaverse's version of the X-Men, Manga/MarvelMangaverse, which this particular story belongs to is the same continuity. continuity that ''Legacy of Fire'' belongs to.
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