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28th Jun '17 9:21:24 AM Caps-luna
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** This tactic is used quite a lot by companies. It pays to have an older more established name for your company, so much so that many companies will by defunct brands or by dying competitors and take on their brand. A famous example is when SBC bought out moribund former colossus AT&T and took the century old company's name for itself. The AT&T that was acquired by SBC was ''itself'' a legacy character the original AT&T, which had been broken up by anti-monopoly laws in 1982.

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** This tactic is used quite a lot by companies. It pays to have an older more established name for your company, so much so that many companies will by buy defunct brands or by buy dying competitors and take on their brand. A famous example is when SBC bought out moribund former colossus AT&T and took the century old company's name for itself. The AT&T that was acquired by SBC was ''itself'' a legacy character the original AT&T, which had been broken up by anti-monopoly laws in 1982.
21st Jun '17 3:54:22 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Margo Howard herself is part of the history of a similar legacy character, the''Slate'' website's advice columnist "[[Music/TheBeatles Dear Prudence]]." She was the second writer to hold the post; it is [[http://www.slate.com/id/3531/landing/1 now written]] by Emily Yoffe.

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** Margo Howard herself is part of the history of a similar legacy character, the''Slate'' the ''Slate'' website's advice columnist "[[Music/TheBeatles Dear Prudence]]." She was the second writer to hold the post; it is [[http://www.slate.com/id/3531/landing/1 now written]] by Emily Yoffe.
15th Jun '17 7:41:21 PM Linda58
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** Sara Lance was the original (Black) Canary, and she symbolically passed on the mantle to Laurel by [[TakeUpMySword giving her the Canary jacket]]. After [[spoiler: Sara's death]] at the start of Season 3, [[spoiler: Laurel starts down the path to becoming the new Canary, to honor her dead sister]].

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** Sara Lance was the original (Black) Canary, and she symbolically passed on the mantle to Laurel by [[TakeUpMySword giving her the Canary jacket]]. After [[spoiler: Sara's death]] at the start of Season 3, [[spoiler: Laurel starts down the path to becoming the new Canary, to honor her dead sister]].sister. Sara is then resurrected as the White Canary, and Laurel is eventually murdered. Following her death, Evelyn Sharp briefly acts as the Black Canary...but is little more than a murderer. Laurel's ''actual'' successor is Dinah Drake]].
13th Jun '17 9:49:15 AM Kafkesque
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* ''TabletopGame/MasksANewGeneration'' has the Legacy playbook, a character who is (at least) the third bearer of their {{Superhero}} identity and must deal with the expectations and judgement of their predecessors.
10th Jun '17 4:16:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''WreckItRalph'': It's only mentioned once, but Fix-It Felix Junior's magic hammer was passed down to him from his father, who presumably was the original Fix-It Felix (making the former's game something of a remake or sequel). We never hear much about Felix's status as a legacy character, but WordOfGod has stated that the "original" Felix Sr. may show up in the movie's sequel.

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* ''WreckItRalph'': ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': It's only mentioned once, but Fix-It Felix Junior's magic hammer was passed down to him from his father, who presumably was the original Fix-It Felix (making the former's game something of a remake or sequel). We never hear much about Felix's status as a legacy character, but WordOfGod has stated that the "original" Felix Sr. may show up in the movie's sequel.
10th Jun '17 2:44:43 PM nombretomado
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** The Crimson Dynamo was an ''ComicBook/IronMan'' villain initially, but since the original died there have been no less then TWELVE wearers of the Crimson Dynamo armor. As of ''WorldWarHulk'', Crimson Dynamo suits are apparently available for purchase on the black market to criminal and terrorist organizations around the world; the Gamma Corps takes on a few of them(rather easily) in their first offical mission.

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** The Crimson Dynamo was an ''ComicBook/IronMan'' villain initially, but since the original died there have been no less then TWELVE wearers of the Crimson Dynamo armor. As of ''WorldWarHulk'', ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'', Crimson Dynamo suits are apparently available for purchase on the black market to criminal and terrorist organizations around the world; the Gamma Corps takes on a few of them(rather easily) in their first offical mission.
7th Jun '17 7:23:14 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, the superhero Champion is like this. The original Champion (back in the '30s and '40s) rescued two kids from a supervillain and gave them part of the Champion Force to keep them from dying (according to WordOfGod). They became Miss Champion and Champion Junior. When Champion died, he passed the Champion Force on to Champion Junior, who became the second Champion. They get killed eventually. The world is now on Champion number 6, with preparations already made for Champion 7.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, the superhero Champion is like this. The original Champion (back in the '30s and '40s) rescued two kids from a supervillain and gave them part of the Champion Force to keep them from dying (according to WordOfGod). They became Miss Champion and Champion Junior. When Champion died, he passed the Champion Force on to Champion Junior, who became the second Champion. They get killed eventually. The world is now on Champion number 6, with preparations already made for Champion 7.
4th Jun '17 10:21:34 AM JoeMerl
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* The title of "Trollhunter" from ''WesterAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' is given to all who are chosen by the Amulet, as well as bearing the responsibilities that come with it.

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* The title of "Trollhunter" from ''WesterAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' is given to [[TheChosenOne all who are chosen by by]] [[TransformationTrinket the Amulet, Amulet]], as well as bearing the responsibilities that come with it.it. The protagonist, Jim, is the first non-[[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] to get the job. Another character, Draal, is the son of the previous Trollhunter, and is naturally ticked off that some human teenager got the job instead of him.
4th Jun '17 9:45:40 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' the original Atlas was a pretty obvious CaptainErsatz Comicbook/{{Superman}}. After he [[spoiler:leaves [[HiddenBackupPrince to rule]] his not-so-destroyed home planet]] the government replaces him with Forak, an ExtremeDoormat of his species who was now stranded on Earth. Forak is less powerful and less "heroic" in personality, though.
30th May '17 8:41:53 AM Caps-luna
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** This tactic is used quite a lot by companies. It pays to have an older more established name for your company, so much so that many companies will by defunct brands or by dying competitors and take on their brand. A famous example is when SBC bought out moribund former colossus AT&T and took the century old company's name for itself.

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** This tactic is used quite a lot by companies. It pays to have an older more established name for your company, so much so that many companies will by defunct brands or by dying competitors and take on their brand. A famous example is when SBC bought out moribund former colossus AT&T and took the century old company's name for itself. The AT&T that was acquired by SBC was ''itself'' a legacy character the original AT&T, which had been broken up by anti-monopoly laws in 1982.
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