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23rd Apr '17 2:04:51 PM PhantomRider
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*Comic-style Chitauri have yet to appear outside the comics, ever. The ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' films, and everything that followed including the live-action Avengers movie, treat them as your basic AlienInvasion - no sign of having ShapeShifting abilities and never showing their true forms. It makes sense, though: The comic Chitauri are the UltimateUniverse version of the Skrulls, only ''actually threatening,'' at a time when the Skrulls were mostly remembered for the early appearance the ended with them [[NeverLiveItDown getting tricked out of invading when convinced monster movies were real, and winding up turned into cows. Some people at their meat and got powers later on]]. With ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' the comic Skrulls TookALevelInBadass, making "like the Skrulls, except competent" something that's no longer needed. When you need shapeshifting aliens you use them; when you just need ''bad'' aliens, the Chitauri are a name comic fans recognize.
23rd Apr '17 1:52:08 PM PhantomRider
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** The iconic bridge scene from ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied'' gets adapted a lot -- ''WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman'', [[Film/SpiderMan1 the movie]] -- and they always replace Gwen with Mary-Jane but letting her live. The child-friendly cartoon series actually came the closest to adapting the tragedy by having Mary-Jane fall into a dimensional time and space rift. When the ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2'' FINALLY gets the right girl they have to replace the iconic setting with a clock tower because people have already seen the familiar set up with Mary-Jane too many times. They also replace Norman with Harry. Don't expect a 100 percent faithful adaption anytime soon.

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** The iconic bridge scene from ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied'' gets adapted a lot -- ''WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman'', [[Film/SpiderMan1 the movie]] -- and they always replace Gwen with Mary-Jane but letting her live. The child-friendly cartoon series actually came the closest to adapting the tragedy by having Mary-Jane fall into a dimensional time and space rift. rift (alive but in an AndIMustScream state of floating through a no-mans-land outside reality, and definitely believed dead by Peter, with an arc about grieving her loss.) When the ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2'' FINALLY gets the right girl they have to replace the iconic setting with a clock tower because people have already seen the familiar set up with Mary-Jane too many times. They also replace Norman with Harry. Don't expect a 100 percent faithful adaption anytime soon.



** Likewise when he graduates to Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}. Nearly every DC Comics adaptation following ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' featuring Dick's adult identity (a BadFuture in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', a not-so-bad future in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', the second season of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'') uses a variant of the costume from ''New Batman Adventures'': a blue bird ChestInsignia with serrated wings on an otherwise unmarked black outfit. Nightwing has never worn this outfit in the comics, the closest being a black outfit with a blue stripe that went down the arms and formed a sort of arrow on the chest. His ''New 52'' outfit was kind of like this, but with a red, more stylised bird. ''Teen Titans'' and ''Young Justice'' also follow ''NBA'' in not including the bat-symbol mask. (Exceptions: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' uses the original seventies costume; ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' uses the blue-stripe version.)

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** Likewise when he graduates to Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}. Nearly every DC Comics adaptation following ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' featuring Dick's adult identity (a BadFuture in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', a not-so-bad future in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', the second season of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'') uses a variant of the costume from ''New Batman Adventures'': a blue bird ChestInsignia with serrated wings on an otherwise unmarked black outfit. Make the bird red (and of course add the infamous nipples) and you have his Robin outfit from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.'' Nightwing has never worn this outfit in the comics, the closest being a black outfit with a blue stripe that went down the arms and formed a sort of arrow on the chest. His ''New 52'' outfit was kind of like this, but with a red, more stylised bird. ''Teen Titans'' and ''Young Justice'' also follow ''NBA'' in not including the bat-symbol mask. (Exceptions: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' uses the original seventies costume; ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' uses the blue-stripe version.)
10th Apr '17 10:43:15 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'''s first major adaptation, 1971's ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', has cast a shadow over later versions. [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory The 2005 film]], in its effort to be TruerToTheText, wound up drawing criticism from viewers unfamiliar with the book. The [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]] struck out in its own, largely book-faithful, direction but threw in a few {{Internal Homage}}s to and (due to ExecutiveMeddling) one song from the '71 version. But three '71-specific details stick like glue to parodies, adaptations, etc.:

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* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'''s first major adaptation, 1971's ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', has cast a shadow over later versions. [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory The 2005 film]], in its effort to be TruerToTheText, wound up drawing criticism from viewers unfamiliar with the book. The [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]] struck out in its own, largely book-faithful, direction but threw in a few {{Internal Homage}}s to and (due to ExecutiveMeddling) one song from the '71 version. But three '71-specific details stick like glue to parodies, adaptations, etc.:


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** With regards to the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]], it struck out in its own, largely book-faithful, direction but threw in a few {{Internal Homage}}s to and (due to ExecutiveMeddling) one song ("Pure Imagination") from the '71 version. When that wasn't enough for fans of the movie, PanderingToTheBase ensued as it was {{Retool}}ed for its 2017 Broadway premiere, with most of the changes -- Mr. Bucket suffering DeathByAdaptation, the grandparents aside from Joe being DemotedToExtra, and the substitution of several original songs with their movie counterparts -- serving as examples of this trope.
17th Mar '17 3:55:35 PM Lemia
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* The 1965 and 1974 film adaptations of ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' took more major cues from the 1945 film than the original book: Anthony Marston playing the titular nursery rhyme on a piano, Vera and Lombard falling in love and the two of them actually being innocent of the crimes they were accused of, and the AdaptationalAlternateEnding of [[spoiler:Vera only pretending to shoot Lombard and the two of them surviving after Wargrave falls for their deception and takes poison after delivering a MotiveRant to Vera]] were all absent from the book but were popularized by the 1945 film.
13th Feb '17 6:55:59 AM jamespolk
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* Traditionally, RobinHood is a brilliant archer who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, a noble outlaw fighting corrupt officials, and sometimes even a brave Saxon fighting against the Norman oppressors... or is he? This myth largely originates in 19th century Romantic adaptations of the Robin Hood legend (such as Howard Pyle's ''The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood'' and Walter Scott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''), many of which were developed specifically for children. In the original ballads, Robin is a trickster outlaw who steals for himself, couldn't care less about helping the poor, doesn't care about class differences (likely because by the time the stories were born the Norman population had already long assimilated), and can be pretty callous and cruel. Pretty much the only thing Robin's current and original image have in common is him being an outlaw and a great archer.

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* Traditionally, RobinHood Myth/RobinHood is a brilliant archer who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, a noble outlaw fighting corrupt officials, and sometimes even a brave Saxon fighting against the Norman oppressors... or is he? This myth largely originates in 19th century Romantic adaptations of the Robin Hood legend (such as Howard Pyle's ''The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood'' and Walter Scott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''), many of which were developed specifically for children. In the original ballads, Robin is a trickster outlaw who steals for himself, couldn't care less about helping the poor, doesn't care about class differences (likely because by the time the stories were born the Norman population had already long assimilated), and can be pretty callous and cruel. Pretty much the only thing Robin's current and original image have in common is him being an outlaw and a great archer.



*** The first such "borrower" was Douglas Fairbanks Sr. for his movie version in 1922. He spent the first several reels trudging along in chain mail on Crusade before receiving an Urgent Message from back home in Merrie Old....

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*** The first such "borrower" was Douglas Fairbanks Creator/DouglasFairbanks Sr. for [[Film/{{Robin Hood 1922}} his movie version in 1922.1922]]. He spent the first several reels trudging along in chain mail on Crusade before receiving an Urgent Message from back home in Merrie Old....
23rd Jan '17 5:37:39 AM TheGreatUnknown
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*** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has started to incorporate this into the games. When speaking to Pokemon on the overworld, in previous games they largely simply made sounds, but now they tend to make sounds based on their names.
23rd Jan '17 4:37:07 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Films based on the biblical Exodus tend to borrow a lot from Creator/CecilBDeMille[='s=] ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', most notably the Pharaoh being called Ramses ([[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep he's referred to only as "Pharaoh" in the Bible]]). It's also common to depict the Pharaoh as bald, apparently just because Creator/YulBrynner was.

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* Films based on the biblical Exodus tend to borrow a lot from Creator/CecilBDeMille[='s=] ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', most notably the Pharaoh being called Ramses ([[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep he's referred to only as "Pharaoh" in the Bible]]). It's also common to depict the Pharaoh as bald, apparently just because Creator/YulBrynner was. (To be fair, however, most high-class Egyptians ''did'' deliberately shave their heads, though they often wore wigs.)
17th Jan '17 5:00:02 PM nombretomado
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*** Supposedly, Coppola wasn't planning on giving Dracula an Eastern European accent, but GaryOldman said he would only play the part if they allowed him to do the accent.

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*** Supposedly, Coppola wasn't planning on giving Dracula an Eastern European accent, but GaryOldman Creator/GaryOldman said he would only play the part if they allowed him to do the accent.
8th Jan '17 11:59:40 PM PhantomRider
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**Another scene from that series: When the black suit first gets on Spidey and takes him for a ride, he finds himself staring at his reflection in a skyscraper window as he hangs upside down, having no idea how he got there. That scene can now be found in every version of the black suit saga ''except'' the original comics.


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*Of all things, the comedic ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' gets to provide one of these: its version of ComicBook/TheFalcon has FeatherFlechettes. Every animation since it has had them, though sadly the comic has yet to take them up. (The movies lack them too - as a military man, movie Falcon is a SuperheroPackingHeat.)
2nd Jan '17 10:22:13 AM Ulkomaalainen
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** Holmes inspired a long line of similar imitators. It was to the point that Holmes [[IconicOutfit trademark hat, pipe and browncoat]] became visual shorthand for "detective" and Holmes himself is shown dressed this way in cameos and other popular depictions far more than he actually wore them in the original stories. Also, many adaptations forgot the quirkier aspects of his personality and focused on his famous detective skills. Indeed, he never explicitly wore a deerstalker in the original stories at all. The iconic physical depiction of Holmes comes from Sidney Paget's [[http://www.arthes.com/holmes/ illustrations]] in the stories' first appearances in ''Strand'' magazine. In the books he did smoke a pipe (always the illustrations never depicted the famous calabash pipe which first became associated with Holmes due to a theatrical adaptation) but he smoked cigarettes and cigars almost as often.

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** Holmes inspired a long line of similar imitators. It was to the point that Holmes [[IconicOutfit trademark hat, pipe and browncoat]] became visual shorthand for "detective" and Holmes himself is shown dressed this way in cameos and other popular depictions far more than he actually wore them in the original stories. Also, many adaptations forgot the quirkier aspects of his personality and focused on his famous detective skills. Indeed, he never explicitly wore a deerstalker in the original stories at all. The iconic physical depiction of Holmes comes from Sidney Paget's [[http://www.arthes.com/holmes/ illustrations]] in the stories' first appearances in ''Strand'' magazine. In the books he did smoke a pipe (always (although the illustrations never depicted the famous calabash pipe which first became associated with Holmes due to a theatrical adaptation) but he smoked cigarettes and cigars almost as often.
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