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24th Sep '16 11:34:37 PM Saurubiker
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* The Snakes in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'', specifically the two that appeared as playable characters throughout the series: Solid Snake (the original playable Snake since ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'') and Naked Snake (the young version of Big Boss introduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''), who are both addressed simply as Snake by other characters in the games they appeared in. [[EvilTwin Liquid Snake]] and [[PresidentEvil Solidus Snake]] (Big Boss's other two clones from the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' clone introduced in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''), despite also inheriting the "Snake" codename, are simply referred by their adjectives (Liquid and Solidus). This is particular egregious with Big Boss, who still prefers to go by Snake in the later prequels (''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''), despite having already been awarded the "Big Boss" codename by the end of ''Snake Eater'' and is even referred as such in promotional materials and [[BossSubtitles character introductions]].

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* The Snakes in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'', specifically the two that appeared as playable characters throughout the series: Solid Snake (the original playable Snake since ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'') and Naked Snake (the young version of Big Boss introduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''), who are both addressed simply as Snake by other characters in the games they appeared in. [[EvilTwin Liquid Snake]] and [[PresidentEvil Solidus Snake]] (Big Boss's two other two clones "sons" from the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' clone cloning project introduced in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''), despite also inheriting the "Snake" codename, are simply referred by their adjectives (Liquid and Solidus). This is particular egregious with Big Boss, who still prefers to go by Snake in the later prequels (''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''), despite having already been awarded the "Big Boss" codename by the end of ''Snake Eater'' and is even referred as such in promotional materials and [[BossSubtitles character introductions]].
24th Sep '16 11:32:23 PM Saurubiker
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** ''MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' initially introduces Punished "Venom" Snake, who initially seems to be Big Boss undergoing another codename change (similar to the switch from Solid Snake to Old Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'')

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** ''MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' initially introduces Punished "Venom" Snake, who initially seems to be Big Boss undergoing another codename change (similar to the switch from Solid Snake to Old Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'')''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''). [[spoiler:He is ultimately revealed to be a {{body double}} who was brainwashed and surgically altered to look and act like the real Big Boss, essentially serving as the previously unknown fifth Snake.]]
24th Sep '16 11:28:59 PM Saurubiker
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* The Snakes in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'', specifically the two that appeared as playable characters throughout the series: Solid Snake (the original playable Snake since ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'') and Naked Snake (the young version of Big Boss introduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''), who are both addressed simply as Snake by other characters in the games they appeared in. [[EvilTwin Liquid Snake]] and [[PresidentEvil Solidus Snake]] (Big Boss's other two clones from the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' clone introduced in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''), despite also inheriting the "Snake" codename, are simply referred by their adjectives (Liquid and Solidus). This is particular egregious with Big Boss, who still prefers to go by Snake in the later prequels (''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''), despite having already been awarded the "Big Boss" codename by the end of ''Snake Eater'' and is even referred as such in promotional materials and [[BossSubtitle character introductions]].

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* The Snakes in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'', specifically the two that appeared as playable characters throughout the series: Solid Snake (the original playable Snake since ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'') and Naked Snake (the young version of Big Boss introduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''), who are both addressed simply as Snake by other characters in the games they appeared in. [[EvilTwin Liquid Snake]] and [[PresidentEvil Solidus Snake]] (Big Boss's other two clones from the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' clone introduced in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''), despite also inheriting the "Snake" codename, are simply referred by their adjectives (Liquid and Solidus). This is particular egregious with Big Boss, who still prefers to go by Snake in the later prequels (''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''), despite having already been awarded the "Big Boss" codename by the end of ''Snake Eater'' and is even referred as such in promotional materials and [[BossSubtitle [[BossSubtitles character introductions]].
24th Sep '16 11:28:05 PM Saurubiker
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* The Snakes in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'', particularly the ones that appeared as playable characters throughout the series: Solid Snake (the first playable Snake in the series, later known as Old Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''), Naked Snake (a.k.a. the young Big Boss introduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'') and Punished "Venom" Snake (the main character from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain [[spoiler:who is revealed to be Big Boss's body double]]), who are all addressed or referred simply as Snake by other characters in the games they appeared in. [[EvilTwin Liquid Snake]] and [[PresidentEvil Solidus Snake]] (Big Boss's other two clones from the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' clone), despite also inheriting the "Snake" codename, are simply referred by their adjectives (Liquid and Solidus) in order to set them apart from Solid Snake. This is particular egregious with Big Boss, who still prefers to go by Snake in the later prequels (''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''), despite having already been awarded the "Big Boss" codename at the end of ''Snake Eater''.

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* The Snakes in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'', particularly specifically the ones two that appeared as playable characters throughout the series: Solid Snake (the first original playable Snake in the series, later known as Old Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''), since ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'') and Naked Snake (a.k.a. the (the young version of Big Boss introduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'') and Punished "Venom" Snake (the main character from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain [[spoiler:who is revealed to be Big Boss's body double]]), ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''), who are all both addressed or referred simply as Snake by other characters in the games they appeared in. [[EvilTwin Liquid Snake]] and [[PresidentEvil Solidus Snake]] (Big Boss's other two clones from the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' clone), clone introduced in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''), despite also inheriting the "Snake" codename, are simply referred by their adjectives (Liquid and Solidus) in order to set them apart from Solid Snake. Solidus). This is particular egregious with Big Boss, who still prefers to go by Snake in the later prequels (''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''), despite having already been awarded the "Big Boss" codename at by the end of ''Snake Eater''.Eater'' and is even referred as such in promotional materials and [[BossSubtitle character introductions]].
**''MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' initially introduces Punished "Venom" Snake, who initially seems to be Big Boss undergoing another codename change (similar to the switch from Solid Snake to Old Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'')
24th Sep '16 9:50:37 PM Saurubiker
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' establishes that Big Boss was the original bearer of the Snake code name and later passed on the title to his three clone sons (Solid, Liquid and Solidus). Even after being awarded the title of Big Boss, he still goes primarily by Snake in the subsequent prequel games ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. The latter case is special as [[spoiler:Venom Snake is not the original Big Boss, but a BodyDouble created to spread his legend and be the successor of the real Big Boss.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' establishes The Snakes in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'', particularly the ones that appeared as playable characters throughout the series: Solid Snake (the first playable Snake in the series, later known as Old Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''), Naked Snake (a.k.a. the young Big Boss was the original bearer of the introduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'') and Punished "Venom" Snake code name and later passed on (the main character from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain [[spoiler:who is revealed to be Big Boss's body double]]), who are all addressed or referred simply as Snake by other characters in the title to his three clone sons (Solid, games they appeared in. [[EvilTwin Liquid Snake]] and Solidus). Even after being awarded [[PresidentEvil Solidus Snake]] (Big Boss's other two clones from the title of ''Les Enfants Terribles'' clone), despite also inheriting the "Snake" codename, are simply referred by their adjectives (Liquid and Solidus) in order to set them apart from Solid Snake. This is particular egregious with Big Boss, he who still goes primarily prefers to go by Snake in the subsequent prequel games ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' later prequels (''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. The latter case is special as [[spoiler:Venom Snake is not ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''), despite having already been awarded the original Big Boss, but a BodyDouble created to spread his legend and be "Big Boss" codename at the successor end of the real Big Boss.]]''Snake Eater''.



* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'''s Belmont Clan epitomizes this trope.
* The version of Franchise/DonkeyKong that first appeared in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' is the grandson (or possibly just son, depending on who you ask) of the giant ape who antagonized [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] (Jumpman) in the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong 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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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'''s Belmont Clan epitomizes this trope.
* The version of Franchise/DonkeyKong that first appeared in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' is the grandson (or possibly just son, depending on who you ask) of the giant ape who antagonized [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] (Jumpman) Mario]] in the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong 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.
20th Sep '16 7:12:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'' and ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', it's not uncommon for a new Hero to don the identity of a retired or dead Hero. Typically, he or she needs permission to do that and wears an identical or similar costume. When Titan returns to active duty after a 20-year absence, he is frequently asked if he's the original or a legacy. Also, it's not strange for teams to retain the same name for generations, even though the founders may have already retired or died. It's also possible for a different team to request to be renamed to a defunct name. [[spoiler:This is how the Wild Bucks become the new Gentle Hammers. It also helps that their new member is Titan, one of the original members of the first Gentle Hammers]].

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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'' and ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', it's not uncommon for a new Hero to don the identity of a retired or dead Hero. Typically, he or she needs permission to do that and wears an identical or similar costume. When Titan returns to active duty after a 20-year absence, he is frequently asked if he's the original or a legacy. Also, it's not strange for teams to retain the same name for generations, even though the founders may have already retired or died. It's also possible for a different team to request to be renamed to a defunct name. [[spoiler:This is how the Wild Bucks become the new Gentle Hammers. It also helps that their new member is Titan, one of the original members of the first Gentle Hammers]]. In the main series, Angela and Shane Desoto turn out to be the grandkids of [[spoiler:the very first officially-recognized Hero, Captain Starlight]]. They have competed for most of their lives for who will get to claim the legacy name, except [[spoiler:Angela has no intention of taking the name; she just likes a challenge and wants to push her little brother to be the best he can be]].
18th Sep '16 8:55:30 AM nombretomado
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* AnarchyReigns has one with Blacker Baron being a copycat for Black Baron from MadWorld.

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* AnarchyReigns ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' has one with Blacker Baron being a copycat for Black Baron from MadWorld.''VideoGame/MadWorld''.
16th Sep '16 3:00:53 PM Jhonny
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** There have been two different UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague teams named the Colts. The second started in 1953 in Baltimore, where the first had folded in 1951, shortly after being taken over from the All-American Football Conference. (it has since became an ArtifactTitle given the team moved to Indianapolis, not famed for horse breeding)

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** There have been two different UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague teams named the Colts. The second started in 1953 in Baltimore, where the first had folded in 1951, shortly after being taken over from the All-American Football Conference. (it has since became an ArtifactTitle given the team moved to Indianapolis, not famed for horse breeding)breeding). The "new" Colts may also be or not be a continuation of the Dallas Texans (NFL) in fact if not name, though that is not acknowledged by the NFL in any way shape or form. Some Football historians make a convincing case tracing the Colts back all the way to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Triangles#Lineage Dayton Triangles]] that were founded in 1913 and played in the "Ohio League" before the NFL - and most of its current teams - even existed. The "Texans" name was in turn taken up by Lamar Hunt of the upstart American Football League for the team that is now the Kansas City Chiefs - rumor has it Hunt would have stuck with the Texans name even in Kansas City had the mayor not convinced him otherwise. The 2002 expansion team for Houston is of course also named the Texans but neither claims nor has any connection besides the name to either "Dallas Texans".
16th Sep '16 12:38:48 PM trulymadmoves
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* Spoofed on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', when Mike Myers' not-so-superhero character Middle-Aged Man reveals himself to be this in one sketch. He explains that long ago, he was Young Man and his father, currently Retired Man, was Middle-Aged Man, while his father's father was Retired Man.
-->'''Citizen:''' Who is your grandfather now?\\
'''Middle-Aged Man:''' Dead Man.
11th Sep '16 9:57:13 PM ginsengaddict
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* The character is a ChosenOne in a long line of similarly Chosen.

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* The character is a ChosenOne in a [[LegacyOfTheChosen long line of similarly Chosen.]]
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