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24th Jul '16 6:58:52 AM TheNerfGuy
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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' continuity, {{Dracula}} is not one being, but a title held by whatever vampire rules the others. The current Dracula is female, appearing as a young teenage girl dressed in a {{Goth}} ensemble. She is far more benign than most of her predecessors, concentrating on trying to improve the PR of vampires in general, who are a DyingRace in this reality.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' continuity, the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'', {{Dracula}} is not one being, but a title held by whatever vampire rules the others. The current Dracula is female, appearing as a young teenage girl dressed in a {{Goth}} ensemble. She is far more benign than most of her predecessors, concentrating on trying to improve the PR of vampires in general, who are a DyingRace in this reality.
20th Jul '16 2:46:54 PM Laevatein
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* In the ''Manga/SukebanDeka'' live action series, Saki Asamiya is replaced by Yoko Godai, who is in turn replaced by Yui Kazama. "Saki Asamiya" is used as a codename for Yoko and Yui.
1st Jul '16 7:14:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' has [[spoiler:a villainous example: after Friend dies, an impostor takes his role.]]

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* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' has [[spoiler:a villainous example: after Friend dies, an impostor takes his role.]]
22nd Jun '16 4:23:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' ends with Godzilla's death, with the massive energy let out from the SuperPowerMeltdown reviving his son and turning him into a full-grown Godzilla. However, this was never followed up on, as the next movie was an AlternateContinuity.
** From the same franchise, Mothra, who is implied to [[ThePhoenix reincarnate]] through her offspring. At last count we're up to eleven Mothras, including Mothra Leo.
* A copyright issue forced the retconning of Literature/TheInvisibleMan into this in ''League of Extraordinary Gentlemen''. That, and the original character (Griffin) was an AxCrazy psychopathic rapist, which would've been harder to squeeze into a heroic role than the film's formula-stealing burglar.

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''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' ends with Godzilla's death, with the massive energy let out from the SuperPowerMeltdown reviving his son and turning him into a full-grown Godzilla. However, this was never followed up on, as the next movie was an AlternateContinuity.
** From the same franchise, Mothra, who Mothra is implied to [[ThePhoenix reincarnate]] through her offspring. At last count we're up to eleven Mothras, including Mothra Leo.
* A copyright issue forced the retconning of Literature/TheInvisibleMan into this in ''League of Extraordinary Gentlemen''.''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. That, and the original character (Griffin) was an AxCrazy psychopathic rapist, which would've been harder to squeeze into a heroic role than the film's formula-stealing burglar.
21st Jun '16 12:37:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* The titular characters of Piers Anthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novels. The protagonist of the first novel became Death when [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt he killed the previous Death]]. Time passes his title on to someone else at the moment when he was originally born, and the three personas of Fate can pass their titles on to someone of the appropriate age whenever they choose. War loses his title whenever all war ends, and when it restarts, the most warlike person on Earth takes the title. Neither Gaia nor Satan are the first with their titles, either. And in book seven of the octology, [[spoiler: an election is held to replace God]]. Presumably, it's possible to have a new Nox (eighth book), but it's never happened - current office-holder Kerena created her position.

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* The titular characters of Piers Anthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novels. The protagonist of the first novel became Death when [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt he killed the previous Death]]. Time passes his title on to someone else at the moment when he was originally born, and the three personas of Fate can pass their titles on to someone of the appropriate age whenever they choose. War loses his title whenever all war ends, and when it restarts, the most warlike person on Earth takes the title. Neither Gaia nor Satan are the first with their titles, either. And in book seven of the octology, [[spoiler: an election is held to replace God]]. Presumably, it's possible to have a new Nox (eighth book), but it's never happened - current office-holder Kerena created her position.
21st Jun '16 1:09:37 AM gewunomox
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* In a somewhat controversial move, the rock band {{KISS}} has passed the makeup characters of the Spaceman and Catman on to new members (Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer respectively) following the departures of original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in the early 2000s (Frehley left in 2002. Criss departed in 2001, returned in 2003, and left again in 2004, replaced by Singer both times). This move is in contrast to the pair's original exit in the early 80s, when their replacements (Vinnie Vincent and Eric Carr, respectively, with Singer taking up his first drummer stint with the band after Carr died in the early 90's) were given unique personas.

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* In a somewhat controversial move, the rock band {{KISS}} Music/{{KISS}} has passed the makeup characters of the Spaceman and Catman on to new members (Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer respectively) following the departures of original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in the early 2000s (Frehley left in 2002. Criss departed in 2001, returned in 2003, and left again in 2004, replaced by Singer both times). This move is in contrast to the pair's original exit in the early 80s, when their replacements (Vinnie Vincent and Eric Carr, respectively, with Singer taking up his first drummer stint with the band after Carr died in the early 90's) were given unique personas.
17th Jun '16 8:01:39 AM meanmetalmario
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* And a rare case of a legacy character moving the ''other'' way up a family tree. During a ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic arc involving Darkwings from many alternate universes, one alternate Darkwing is dressed as the [[ArcherArchetype Quiverwing Quack]], which Gosalyn previously used as a superhero identity in the TV show. A flashback scene shows that this Darkwing used to have Gosalyn-as-Quiverwing as his sidekick. On one mission, she pulled a HeroicSacrifice and died (which must make main universe Darkwing feel very vindicated about being so strict and forbidding to his own Gosalyn), so Darkwing took up her superhero identity to honor her memory. Somewhat fittingly, he ends up fighting [[BadFuture Darkwarrior]] [[KnightTemplar Duck]], also from the TV show, who is what happens when Darkwing loses Gosalyn and takes it ''very badly'' (and he didn't even think ''his'' Gosalyn was dead, he just thought she ran away from home). [[spoiler:It's a CurbStompBattle with Quiverwing as the victor.]]

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* And a rare case of a legacy character moving the ''other'' way up a family tree. During a ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic arc involving Darkwings from many alternate universes, one alternate Darkwing is dressed as the [[ArcherArchetype Quiverwing Quack]], which Gosalyn previously used as a superhero identity in the TV show. A flashback scene shows that this Darkwing was much less strict with his daughter than the one we're used to, and allowed Gosalyn to have Gosalyn-as-Quiverwing fight crime with him as his sidekick. Quiverwing. On one mission, she pulled a HeroicSacrifice and died (which must make main universe our Darkwing feel very quite vindicated about being so strict and forbidding to his own Gosalyn), strictness), so Darkwing took up her superhero the Quiverwing Quack identity to honor her memory. Somewhat fittingly, he ends up fighting [[BadFuture Darkwarrior]] [[KnightTemplar Duck]], also from the TV show, who is what happens when Darkwing loses Gosalyn and takes it ''very badly'' (and he didn't even think ''his'' Gosalyn was dead, he just thought she ran away from home). [[spoiler:It's a CurbStompBattle with Quiverwing as the victor.]]
17th Jun '16 7:55:14 AM meanmetalmario
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* And a rare case of a legacy character moving the other way up a family tree. During a ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic arc, an alternate Drake Mallard is shown as a crimefighter with his partner (and daughter) Quiverwing Quack (Gosalyn). Quiverwing performs some sort of HeroicSacrifice... and the alternate Drake takes up HER mantle.

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* And a rare case of a legacy character moving the other ''other'' way up a family tree. During a ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic arc, an arc involving Darkwings from many alternate Drake Mallard universes, one alternate Darkwing is shown dressed as a crimefighter with his partner (and daughter) the [[ArcherArchetype Quiverwing Quack (Gosalyn). Quack]], which Gosalyn previously used as a superhero identity in the TV show. A flashback scene shows that this Darkwing used to have Gosalyn-as-Quiverwing as his sidekick. On one mission, she pulled a HeroicSacrifice and died (which must make main universe Darkwing feel very vindicated about being so strict and forbidding to his own Gosalyn), so Darkwing took up her superhero identity to honor her memory. Somewhat fittingly, he ends up fighting [[BadFuture Darkwarrior]] [[KnightTemplar Duck]], also from the TV show, who is what happens when Darkwing loses Gosalyn and takes it ''very badly'' (and he didn't even think ''his'' Gosalyn was dead, he just thought she ran away from home). [[spoiler:It's a CurbStompBattle with Quiverwing performs some sort of HeroicSacrifice... and as the alternate Drake takes up HER mantle.victor.]]
15th Jun '16 8:05:14 AM erforce
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* The version of VideoGame/DonkeyKong that first appeared in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' is the grandson (or possibly just son, depending on who you ask) of the giant ape who antagonized [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] (Jumpman) in the original arcade game. And, in fact, the original Donkey Kong appears in that game as "SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong", an elderly ape complete with long white beard and cane.

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* The version of VideoGame/DonkeyKong Franchise/DonkeyKong that first appeared in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' is the grandson (or possibly just son, depending on who you ask) of the giant ape who antagonized [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] (Jumpman) in the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong original arcade game.game]]. And, in fact, the original Donkey Kong appears in that game as "SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong", an elderly ape complete with long white beard and cane.
2nd Jun '16 4:14:52 PM Eagal
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* In ''Series/{{Powers}}'' [[spoiler: Calista]] takes the name of Retro Girl after [[spoiler: Retro Girl's murder]].
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