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12th Apr '18 7:36:37 PM PaulA
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* In the original Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo novel, the eponymous count ''isn't'' Albert's father and ''doesn't'' get with Mercedes in the end. The Count also humiliates Fernand Morcerf with evidence of his war crimes, instead of having a totally awesome sword duel.

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* %%* In the original Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo novel, the eponymous count ''isn't'' Albert's father and ''doesn't'' get with Mercedes in the end. The Count also humiliates Fernand Morcerf with evidence of his war crimes, instead of having a totally awesome sword duel. %% Incomplete example: which adaptation originated the changes, and which other adaptations have copied it?
11th Apr '18 7:20:18 AM cdrood
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*** That symbol on Superman's chest. The El family crest? A Kryptonian symbole meaning hope? Anyway it's from Krypton, right? For the first 65 years of Superman's existence in comics it was exactly what it looks like, a stylized letter S in a pentagonal shield and it stands for Superman. The Donner films first gave it a Kryptonian origin and most adaptations stuck with that. It wasn't until 2003's Birthright mini-series where the comics followed suit and gave it a Kryptonian origin.
11th Apr '18 7:12:09 AM cdrood
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** No adaptations have ever shown any variation of the costume design he wore for the first 20 years he was Nightwing. The first variation was a circus style with a high collar similar to Deadman's, which makes sense as Dick is also a former circus aerialist. It was mainly navy blue with lighter blue highlight and a yellow wing design at the shoulder blades. A second variation had more standard collar and closed chest and hit had small glider wing attached to the armpits.
9th Apr '18 9:56:12 PM Steam_Lord
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8th Apr '18 8:47:51 AM Pichu-kun
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** Some adaptations, most notably ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'', feature [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} a Pikachu who stays outside its Poké Ball]]. It was just another of the various {{mons}} in the original game, but ascended to MascotMook status from the anime, which itself had Pikachu walking outside the ball. The anime influence also extends to Pikachu's portrayal in manga. A large number, such as Red's Pikachu in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and Shu's Pikachu in ''Gotta Catch 'Em All'', start off as jerks before warming up to their trainer.

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** Some adaptations, most notably ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'', feature [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} a Pikachu who stays outside its Poké Ball]]. It was just another of the various {{mons}} in the original game, but ascended to MascotMook status from the anime, which itself had Pikachu walking outside the ball. The anime influence also extends to Pikachu's portrayal in manga. A large number, such as Red's Pikachu in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and Shu's Pikachu in ''Gotta Catch 'Em All'', ''Manga/PokemonGettoDaZe'', start off as jerks before warming up to their trainer.
28th Mar '18 7:37:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/Titanic1997'' took some inspiration from the [[Film/Titanic1953 1953 film]].
22nd Mar '18 11:35:48 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' is a particularly infamous ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic that has inspired hundreds of fanworks. The problem is, most seem to be based less on the actual fic and more off of other fanworks. In the original fanfic, the creepiness comes from Pinkie being her normal, fluffy maned self. ''Blog/AskPinkaminaDianePie'' helped cement the image of ''Cupcakes''' Pinkie being a monotone, straight haired mane named "Pinkamena". It also spurred a lot of works to have Scootaloo as Pinkie's assistant, despite the fanfic having [[spoiler:Apple Bloom]] in that role instead.

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* ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' is a particularly infamous ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic that has inspired hundreds of fanworks. The problem is, most seem to be based less on the actual fic and more off of other fanworks. In the original fanfic, the creepiness comes from Pinkie being her [[PsychopathicManChild normal, fluffy maned self.self]]. ''Blog/AskPinkaminaDianePie'' helped cement the image of ''Cupcakes''' Pinkie being a monotone, straight haired mane named "Pinkamena". It also spurred a lot of works to have Scootaloo as Pinkie's assistant, despite the fanfic having [[spoiler:Apple Bloom]] in that role instead.



* ''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 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.
** One arc explicitly focused around the characters from Frozen instead of the characters from the original Snow Queen story (although parts of that have been added in too). Most likely done because of the enormous popularity of the movie, and since ABC is owned by Disney they can get away with it.

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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 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.
** One arc explicitly focused around
respectively. The show wasn't originally meant to adapt the Disney incarnations. Eventually, however, the writers gave up and made it a full-fledged Disney crossover, introducing characters from Frozen instead of the ''Aladdin'', ''Frozen'', and ''101 Dalmatians''. This creates EarlyInstallmentWeirdness with characters from the original Snow Queen story (although parts of that have been added in too). Most likely done because of the enormous popularity of the movie, like Mulan and since ABC is owned by Aurora, who aren't quite similar enough to their Disney they can get away with it.counterparts.
16th Mar '18 2:15:19 PM Pamina
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* Any adaptation of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' in which Elizabeth declares that she's only willing to marry for "the deepest love" is takings its cue from the 1995 BBC miniseries. She makes no such statement in the book, but the 2005 film and ''TheLizzieBennetDiaries'' both borrow that line from the 1995 script.

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* Any adaptation of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' in which Elizabeth declares that she's only willing to marry for "the deepest love" is takings taking its cue from the 1995 BBC miniseries. She makes no such statement in the book, but the 2005 film and ''TheLizzieBennetDiaries'' both borrow that line from the 1995 script.
16th Mar '18 12:10:39 AM Pamina
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* Any adaptation of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' in which Elizabeth declares that she's only willing to marry for "the deepest love" is takings its cue from the 1995 BBC miniseries. She makes no such statement in the book, but the 2005 film and ''TheLizzieBennetDiaries'' both borrow that line from the 1995 script.
* The classic 1939 film of ''WutheringHeights'' has influenced most subsequent adaptations in some way or other:
** First of all, it set the precedent for only adapting the first half of the novel and focusing on Heathcliff and Cathy's love story, leaving out the second half that deals with their children. The majority of subsequent screen and stage retellings have done the same.
** Almost every adaptation has followed this one's example of portraying Heathcliff, Cathy, Edgar and Isabella as young adults when Cathy first stays at the Lintons' house. In the book they're all still children at that point.
** Any version that has Cathy wander the moors through wind and rain searching for the runaway Heathcliff is drawing on this film. While she does spend the night out in the rain in the book, she stays seated on a wall by the road watching for him to come back. The 2004 ballet adaptation and 2009 miniseries both give her rainy moor-wandering even more importance, by moving it from Heathcliff's initial running away to his elopement with Isabella years later, [[spoiler: and having Cathy's resulting pneumonia be the cause of her death, replacing the novel's BrainFever.]]
** Almost every version since this one has ended by [[spoiler: showing Heathcliff and Cathy's spirits TogetherInDeath]]. Ironically, this was a FocusGroupEnding for the 1939 version and director Creator/WilliamWyler hated it. In the book there are rumors that [[spoiler: the two ghosts]] have been seen wandering together, but the reader never "sees" them.
15th Mar '18 7:02:54 PM Pamina
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* Any given adaptation of ''Literature/TheNutcracker'' will draw more from Tchaikovsky's famous [[Theater/TheNutcracker ballet suite]] than the story itself. The music, plot, and characterization will usually come from the suite, and the Mouse King and his story will follow the plot of the first act. Another good sign of this is the name of the protagonist; while she's named Marie in the story, most adaptations will call her Clara as the suite did.

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* Any given adaptation of ''Literature/TheNutcracker'' will draw more from Tchaikovsky's famous [[Theater/TheNutcracker ballet suite]] ballet]] than the story itself. The music, plot, and characterization will usually come from the suite, ballet, and the Mouse King and his story will follow the plot of the first act. Another good sign of this is the name of the protagonist; while she's named Marie in the story, most adaptations will call her Clara as the suite did.ballet does.
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