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15th Jul '16 2:28:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has a tendency to do this by adapting {{fairy tale}}s to resemble the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon versions, even having actors that resemble their animated counterparts. For example, in "Ariel", which adapts ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', not only do they use the names of the characters in [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid the animated film]] ([[NamelessNarrative all characters were originally unnamed]]), but the mermaid was also cast as a RedHeadedHeroine. "Quite a Common Fairy" and "The Price of Gold" included [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]] and {{Disney/Cinderella}}'s {{Iconic Outfit}}s from the Disney films, respectively.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has a tendency to do this by adapting {{fairy tale}}s to resemble the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon versions, even having actors that resemble their animated counterparts. For example, in "Ariel", which adapts ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', not only do they use the names of the characters in [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid the animated film]] ([[NamelessNarrative all characters were originally unnamed]]), but the mermaid was also cast as a RedHeadedHeroine.redhead. "Quite a Common Fairy" and "The Price of Gold" included [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]] and {{Disney/Cinderella}}'s {{Iconic Outfit}}s from the Disney films, respectively.
10th Jul '16 11:26:19 AM CrypticMirror
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* In WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio 1992}}, Pinocchio, Geppetto and the Cricket behave like their counterparts of [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} the Disney film]] and the Blue Fairy looks similar to the latter version. Averted with Mangiafuoco, who is actually nicer than his literary counterpart.
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* In WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio 1992}}, Pinocchio, Geppetto and the Cricket behave like their counterparts of [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} the Disney film]] and the Blue Fairy looks similar to the latter version. Averted with Mangiafuoco, who is actually nicer than his literary counterpart.
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* In WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio 1992}}, Pinocchio, Geppetto and the Cricket behave like their counterparts of [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} the Disney film]] and the Blue Fairy looks similar to the latter version. Averted with Mangiafuoco, who is actually nicer than his literary counterpart.
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7th Jul '16 9:40:42 PM jormis29
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** None of the adaptions of ''NewspaperComic/{{Peanuts}}'', save ''Theatre/YoureAGoodManCharlieBrown'', give Snoopy his ThoughtBubbleSpeech from the original strip.

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** None of the adaptions of ''NewspaperComic/{{Peanuts}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', save ''Theatre/YoureAGoodManCharlieBrown'', give Snoopy his ThoughtBubbleSpeech from the original strip.
7th Jul '16 1:03:52 PM SeaRover
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* Neither ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s love for chili dogs nor his nemesis Eggman/Dr. Robotnik's famous line, "I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG!", come from the games. It was ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' that came up with both of them. In fact, when Sonic's co-creator, Yuji Naka, was asked in an interview what Sonic's favorite food is, chili dogs didn't even come to his mind. This didn't stop other Sonic adaptations from using them and the Robotnik line: later American Sonic cartoons featured them (due to them being produced by the same company as AOSTH and their writers being told to use previous cartoons as a basis for the characters), and so did the American Sonic novels and [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog comics]] (due to them being adaptations of the aforementioned cartoons, rather than the games). The chili dogs eventually [[RetCanon made their way to the games]], but that was in 2008, way after the aforementioned adaptations were produced, so they're still an example of the trope. Similarly, many of the lines that [[BeamMeUpScotty some think of as Sonic's catchphrases]], such as "Way past cool!", "Let's juice" or "Let's do it to it!", were never used in a Sonic game. They, too, originated in the cartoons and made their way to later American adaptations based on them.

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* Neither ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s love for chili dogs nor his nemesis Eggman/Dr. Robotnik's famous line, "I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG!", come from the games. It was ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' that came up with both of them. In fact, when Sonic's co-creator, Yuji Naka, was asked in an interview what Sonic's favorite food is, chili dogs didn't even come to his mind. This didn't stop other Sonic adaptations from using them and the Robotnik line: later American Sonic cartoons featured them (due to them being produced by the same company as AOSTH and their writers being told to use previous cartoons as a basis for the characters), and so did the American Sonic novels and [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog comics]] (due to them being adaptations of the aforementioned cartoons, rather than the games). The chili dogs eventually [[RetCanon made their way to the games]], but that was in 2008, way after the aforementioned adaptations were produced, so they're still an example of the trope.
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Similarly, many of the lines that [[BeamMeUpScotty some think of as Sonic's catchphrases]], such as "Way past cool!", "Let's juice" or "Let's do it to it!", were never used in a Sonic game. They, too, originated in the cartoons and made their way to later American adaptations based on them.
6th Jul '16 12:29:31 AM 10-13-2
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* Some adaptations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker since ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' have drawn from Creator/MarkHamill's performance as the character, particular either the high pitch, slight rasp or both, and definitely the laugh.

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* Some adaptations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker since ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' have drawn from Creator/MarkHamill's performance as the character, particular either the high pitch, slight rasp or both, and definitely the laugh. It can be jarring for even older fans to watch [[Film/{{Batman}} the 1989 film]] again and note that [[Creator/JackNicholson Jack Nicholson]]'s laugh for the character was very different: more "weasel" than [[TheHyena "hyena"]], and often a lot more lower-pitched than the Joker is "supposed" to laugh. Nicholson himself drew from the "hoo-hoo-hoo" laugh (not unlike that of Tigger of ''WinnieThePooh'' fame) popularized by Cesar Romero on the [[Series/{{Batman}} TV series]].
17th May '16 5:21:21 PM VoxAquila
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** None of the adaptions of ''NewspaperComic/{{Peanuts}}'', save ''Theatre/YoureAGoodManCharlieBrown'', give Snoopy his ThoughtBubbleSpeech from the original strip.
25th Mar '16 3:48:37 AM JulianLapostat
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** Creator/RichardDonner's original Film/SupermanTheMovie and its sequel, Film/SupermanII remain the main template for live-action adaptations to the extent that recent Superman movies like Creator/BryanSinger's Film/SupermanReturns and Film/ManOfSteel still use the same familiar tropes and characteristics from these movies with Singer using the first two movies (made in TheSeventies) as continuity. For instance, Superman's RoguesGallery in movies can be restricted to Luthor and Zod, and it took Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice to introduce a new member of Superman's RoguesGallery: Doomsday, who was himself a deformed clone of [[spoiler:General Zod's body]]. There have been talks of bringing in Brainiac, Mxyzsptlk, Bizarro, Toyman, Parasite among many others into the movie continuity but the first two Donner movies remain the main reference point.
** This even extends to characterization. For instance Lex Luthor in the comics and the animated series is a genius inventor/criminal mastermind and CorruptCorporateExecutive. Despite appearing in five movies, played by three actors, we have yet to see Luthor invent any of the scientific contraptions, devices and superweapons his comics counterpart was known for.
20th Mar '16 5:32:13 PM comicwriter
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* Ever since ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' cast Creator/PhilMorris to play the Comicbook/MartianManhunter's "John Jones" identity, just about ever subsequent adaptation (such as ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'') has made the Manhunter's human form a black man.

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* Ever since ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' cast Creator/PhilMorris to play the Comicbook/MartianManhunter's "John Jones" identity, just about ever every subsequent adaptation (such as ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'') has made the Manhunter's human form a black man.
20th Mar '16 5:31:45 PM comicwriter
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor's [[BodyguardBabes bodyguard]] Mercy Graves from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' proved popular enough to not only become a CanonImmigrant, but has also been featured in a number of subsequent adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' ([[RaceLift albeit as an Asian]]) and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Even when Mercy herself doesn't appear, it's become pretty standard for Luthor to now have [[{{Expy}} a female bodyguard or assistant]] whenever he appears in an adaptation.

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* ComicBook/LexLuthor's [[BodyguardBabes bodyguard]] Mercy Graves from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' proved popular enough to not only become a CanonImmigrant, but has also been featured in a number of subsequent adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' ([[RaceLift albeit as an Asian]]) and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Even when Mercy herself doesn't appear, it's become pretty standard for Luthor to now have [[{{Expy}} a female bodyguard or assistant]] whenever he appears in an adaptation. In another example, ''The Batman'' {{Race Lift}}ed Mercy into an Asian woman, an idea that was later used in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
* Ever since ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' cast Creator/PhilMorris to play the Comicbook/MartianManhunter's "John Jones" identity, just about ever subsequent adaptation (such as ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'') has made the Manhunter's human form a black man.



* In the original comics, Cheshire doesn't wear a mask. The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series featured her briefly, but her appearance was quite memorable, and she wore a big grinning cat mask, its smile the last to fade when she was being stealthy. Since then, all her animated appearances (''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'') feature it.

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* In the original comics, Cheshire doesn't wear a mask. The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series featured her briefly, but her appearance was quite memorable, and she wore a big grinning cat mask, its smile the last to fade when she was being stealthy. Since then, all her animated appearances (''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'') ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'') feature it.
11th Mar '16 8:00:48 PM Seraphine
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* [[TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]] will invariably be portrayed as European in adaptations (usually French, as a result of confusing the character with the author) but he was an Indian prince in the books. Amusingly, Verne's first version of the character was a Polish nationalist that fought the Russians, but had to change it because of ExecutiveMeddling[[note]]France wanted to improve its relations with Russia as a counterpoint to Germany after the debacle of the UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar[[/note]]. In the 1954 Disney film, the one that has inspired most the later iterations, Nemo's nationality is a mystery, but his claim of being an escapee of Rura Penthe ([[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry not that one]], but a fictional Russian penal colony mentioned in ''WarAndPeace'') makes him compatible with Verne's original 'Polish rebel' idea. ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' kept the Indian nationality, however, and received much undeserved flak as a result (not that the rest of the film doesn't deserve any, [[InNameOnly on the contrary]]). On the other hand, they depicted him as a Sikh but had a scene of him praying to Kali, a Hindu (not Sikh) goddess, so by all means, get mad.

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* [[TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]] will invariably be portrayed as European in adaptations (usually French, as a result of confusing the character with the author) but he was an Indian prince in the books. Amusingly, Verne's first version of the character was a Polish nationalist that fought the Russians, but had to change it because of ExecutiveMeddling[[note]]France wanted to improve its relations with Russia as a counterpoint to Germany after the debacle of the UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar[[/note]]. In the 1954 Disney film, the one that has inspired most the later iterations, Nemo's nationality is a mystery, but his claim of being an escapee of Rura Penthe ([[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry not that one]], but a fictional Russian penal colony mentioned in ''WarAndPeace'') ''Literature/WarAndPeace'') makes him compatible with Verne's original 'Polish rebel' idea. ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' kept the Indian nationality, however, and received much undeserved flak as a result (not that the rest of the film doesn't deserve any, [[InNameOnly on the contrary]]). On the other hand, they depicted him as a Sikh but had a scene of him praying to Kali, a Hindu (not Sikh) goddess, so by all means, get mad.



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** Most modern adaptations of ''Literature./SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves'' tend to portray Snow White with short hair, in many cases also wavy. It is rare to find a version of the princess that doesn't draw inspiration from Disney's version in the portrayal of the titular character, like giving her long, straight hair or with a dress that isn't similar to the german-inspired gown that makes the character so iconic.

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** Most modern adaptations of ''Literature./SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves'' ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' tend to portray Snow White with short hair, in many cases also wavy. It is rare to find a version of the princess that doesn't draw inspiration from Disney's version in the portrayal of the titular character, like giving her long, straight hair or with a dress that isn't similar to the german-inspired gown that makes the character so iconic.
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