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13th May '18 9:00:52 PM MorphinBrony
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* Many ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' players are unaware that the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series also has three RealTimeStrategy games, which weren't exactly slouches either (two of them were best-sellers) -- ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' was just ''that'' big. A sort of a running gag among the fandom is somebody mentioning having played ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' and a [=WoW=] player responding something along the lines of: "''World of Warcraft 3''? I didn't know there was even one sequel." In fact, out of Creator/BlizzardEntertainment's [[VideoGame/StarCraft three big]] [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} RTS franchises]], ''Warcraft'' without [=WoW=] is likely the ''least'' known of the three.

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* Many ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' players are unaware that the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series also has three RealTimeStrategy games, which weren't exactly slouches either (two of them were best-sellers) -- ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' was just ''that'' big. A sort of a running gag among the fandom is somebody mentioning having played ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' and a [=WoW=] player responding something along the lines of: "''World of Warcraft 3''? I didn't know there was even one sequel." In fact, out of Creator/BlizzardEntertainment's [[VideoGame/StarCraft three big]] most]] [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} popular]] [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} RTS franchises]], ''Warcraft'' without [=WoW=] is likely the ''least'' known of the three.
5th May '18 4:24:53 PM patriciovalencia117
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' is a standalone ''Anthology'' film in ''Franchise/StarWars'' as opposed to a numbered episode. However, many fans consider it to be as important as the main episodes, if not better. In terms of ticket sales, it surpassed both ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' while also garnering a much better critical reception than the entire prequel trilogy.

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* ''Film/RogueOne'' is a standalone ''Anthology'' film in ''Franchise/StarWars'' as opposed to a numbered episode. However, many fans consider it to be as important as the main episodes, if not better. In terms of ticket sales, it surpassed both ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' while also garnering a much better critical reception than the entire all entries in prequel trilogy.
1st May '18 1:54:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComicBook/LadyDeath started out as a supporting character in Brian Pullido's ''Evil Ernie'' comics, serving as a love interest to the title character. She went on to star her own series, gained her own animated adaptation and is pretty much more well-known than Evil Ernie himself.

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* ComicBook/LadyDeath started out as a supporting character in Brian Pullido's ''Evil Ernie'' comics, serving as a love interest LadyMacbeth to the title character. She went on to star in her own series, gained her own animated adaptation and all-around is pretty much more well-known now than Evil Ernie himself.
30th Apr '18 9:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* You ever hear of the band Rainbow (no, [[IThoughtItMeant not the Ritchie Blackmore band]])? No? Wicked Lester? No? What about Music/{{KISS}}? Yeah, Gene and Paul founded Rainbow which became Wicked Lester and then, under the names Gene Simmons (his name during the Wicked Lester times was Gene Klein and his real name is Chaim Witz) and Paul Stanley (real name Stanley Eisen) they founded KISS. Both Peter Criss (his surname a shortened version of his real one) and Ace Frehley (also not his real first name) were in Wicked Lester and others had been as well.

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* You ever hear of the band Rainbow (no, [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not the Ritchie Blackmore band]])? No? Wicked Lester? No? What about Music/{{KISS}}? Yeah, Gene and Paul founded Rainbow which became Wicked Lester and then, under the names Gene Simmons (his name during the Wicked Lester times was Gene Klein and his real name is Chaim Witz) and Paul Stanley (real name Stanley Eisen) they founded KISS. Both Peter Criss (his surname a shortened version of his real one) and Ace Frehley (also not his real first name) were in Wicked Lester and others had been as well.
24th Apr '18 7:09:32 PM LaptopGuy
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* Wrestling/TheNexus were born after seven of the eight wrestlers from the first season of NXT banded together. They left a much longer lasting legacy with the stable than they did with the season, thanks to an unforgettable ''RAW'' debut. Their promise, however, was snuffed out when Team WWE's sole survivor Wrestling/JohnCena beat the odds to singlehandedly defeat their last two members in a 7-on-7 ''Survivor Series'' match in the fall of 2010, then when Cena literally buried Wrestling/WadeBarrett in a pile of chairs at the main event of 2010's ''TLC'' pay-per-view.

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* Wrestling/TheNexus were born after seven of the eight wrestlers from the first season of NXT banded together. They left a much longer lasting legacy with the stable than they did with the season, thanks to an unforgettable ''RAW'' debut. Their promise, however, was snuffed out when Team WWE's sole survivor Wrestling/JohnCena beat the odds to singlehandedly defeat their last two members in a 7-on-7 ''Survivor Series'' ''Summersla,'' match in the fall summer of 2010, then when Cena literally buried Wrestling/WadeBarrett in a pile of chairs at the main event of 2010's ''TLC'' pay-per-view.


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* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] is huge and one of the most iconic theme parks in the world, but even that cannot hold a candle to Disney's second park, Walt Disney World, which is an absolute juggernaut and probably ''the'' most famous theme park on Earth. It helps that it's a massive complex rather than just a pair of parks ''and'' it generally serves the eastern U.S. states which are much more populous than the western statss where Disneyland is closer.
19th Apr '18 11:57:17 AM RacattackForce
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* Both Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} had animated anthology series that were specifically made to invoke this trope:
** Cartoon Network's ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' gave birth to ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' (which eventually gained its own spin-off in ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel''), ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', and ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''[[note]]The 'Courage'' short, The Chicken From Outer Space, originally aired on Creator/{{MTV}}'s ''WesternAnimation/LiquidTelevision'' though[[/note]]. Another What A Cartoon short called "Larry and Steve" was picked up by Creator/{{Fox}} and became ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' originated from Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons''.
** Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' (which, unlike the other anthology series in this section, was purely meant as a showcase for experimental animation) gave us '' WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' and ''ActionLeagueNow''[[note]]The first two ''Action League Now'' shorts aired on ''Series/AllThat'', but the shorts are better associated with ''{=KaBlam!=]''[[/note]]. Oddly, ''Angela Anaconda'' aired on Fox Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}), though Nick did rerun Angela's solo series briefly in 2006.
** The short-lived ''Oh Yeah!'' revival ''Random Cartoons'' resulted in ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''. Interestingly enough, ''Fanboy and [=ChumChum=]'' was the only one to remain on Nickelodeon. ''Adventure Time'' became a critically-acclaimed Cartoon Network series, while ''Bravest Warriors'' became a internet series.
* While the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' series was a hit for Cartoon Network and Kids' WB, the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', was the top-rated show among its target demographic for most of its run and is [[AdoredByTheNetwork adored by Cartoon Network]]. ''TTG'' has a rather large {{hatedom}} from fans of the original ''Teen Titans'' who dislike the DenserAndWackier take and of CN's other shows that lose airtime because of the aforementioned adoration status.

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* Both The entire point of the animated anthology series Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} had animated anthology series that produced were specifically made to invoke this trope:
trope; create a large number of shorts and greenlight the ones with the greatest audience reaction.
** Cartoon Network's ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' gave birth to ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' (which eventually gained its own spin-off in ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel''), ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', and ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''[[note]]The 'Courage'' short, The short (The Chicken From Outer Space, Space) originally aired on Creator/{{MTV}}'s ''WesternAnimation/LiquidTelevision'' though[[/note]]. own anthology series, ''WesternAnimation/LiquidTelevision''[[/note]]. Another What A Cartoon short called "Larry and Steve" was picked up by Creator/{{Fox}} and became ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' gave birth to ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' originated from Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons''.
** Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' (which, unlike the other anthology series in this section, was purely meant as a showcase for experimental animation) gave us '' WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' and ''ActionLeagueNow''[[note]]The first two ''Action League Now'' shorts aired on ''Series/AllThat'', but the shorts are better associated with ''{=KaBlam!=]''[[/note]]. Oddly, ''Angela Anaconda'' aired on Fox Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}), though Nick did rerun Angela's solo series briefly in 2006.
''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''.
** The short-lived ''Oh Yeah!'' revival ''Random Cartoons'' resulted in ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''. Interestingly enough, ''Fanboy and [=ChumChum=]'' was the only one to remain on Nickelodeon. ''Adventure Time'' became a critically-acclaimed Cartoon Network series, while ''Bravest Warriors'' became would eventually become a internet series.
** Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' (which, unlike the previous anthology series, was purely meant as a showcase for experimental animation) gave us ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' and ''ActionLeagueNow''[[note]]The first two ''Action League Now'' shorts aired on ''Series/AllThat'', but the shorts are better associated with ''{=KaBlam!=]''[[/note]]. Oddly, ''Angela Anaconda'' aired on Fox Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}), though Nick did rerun Angela's solo series briefly in 2006.
* While the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' series was a hit for Cartoon Network and Kids' WB, WB in its own right, the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', was the top-rated show among its target demographic for most of its run and is [[AdoredByTheNetwork adored by Cartoon Network]]. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' has arguably seen even greater success, eventually gaining a theatrical movie. ''TTG'' has a rather large {{hatedom}} from both fans of the original ''Teen Titans'' who dislike the DenserAndWackier take and of CN's other shows that lose airtime because of [[AdoredByTheNetwork due to the aforementioned adoration status.network airing it ad nauseam]].
19th Apr '18 10:44:19 AM RacattackForce
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** The short-lived ''Oh Yeah!'' revival ''Random Cartoons'' resulted in ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''. Interestingly enough, ''Fanboy and [=ChumChum=]'' was the only one to remain on Nickelodeon. ''Adventure Time'' became a Cartoon Network series, while ''Bravest Warriors'' became a internet series.
* While the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' series was a hit for Cartoon Network and Kids' WB, the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', was the top-rated show among kids 2-11 from 2014 to 2016 and is [[AdoredByTheNetwork adored by Cartoon Network]]. ''TTG'' has a rather large {{hatedom}} however, especially from fans of the original ''Teen Titans'' and of CN's other shows that lose airtime because of it.
* Creator/DisneyChannel also had their own attempt at animation anthology show with ''WesternAnimation/ShortyMcShortsShorts'': the only show that resulted from it was ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''...which only became a show several years later on Creator/TheHub.

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** The short-lived ''Oh Yeah!'' revival ''Random Cartoons'' resulted in ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''. Interestingly enough, ''Fanboy and [=ChumChum=]'' was the only one to remain on Nickelodeon. ''Adventure Time'' became a critically-acclaimed Cartoon Network series, while ''Bravest Warriors'' became a internet series.
* While the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' series was a hit for Cartoon Network and Kids' WB, the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', was the top-rated show among kids 2-11 from 2014 to 2016 its target demographic for most of its run and is [[AdoredByTheNetwork adored by Cartoon Network]]. ''TTG'' has a rather large {{hatedom}} however, especially from fans of the original ''Teen Titans'' who dislike the DenserAndWackier take and of CN's other shows that lose airtime because of it.
the aforementioned adoration status.
* Creator/DisneyChannel also had their own attempt at animation anthology show with ''WesternAnimation/ShortyMcShortsShorts'': the only show that resulted from it was ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''... which only became a show several years later on Creator/TheHub.
9th Apr '18 4:39:27 PM secretfan14
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* While the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' series was a hit for Cartoon Network and Kids' WB, the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', was the top-rated show among kids 2-11 from 2014 to 2016 and is [[AdoredByTheNetwork adored by Cartoon Network]]. ''TTG'' has a rather large {{hatedom}} hiwever, especially from fans of the original ''Teen Titans'' and of CN's other shows that lose airtime because of it.

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* While the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' series was a hit for Cartoon Network and Kids' WB, the spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', was the top-rated show among kids 2-11 from 2014 to 2016 and is [[AdoredByTheNetwork adored by Cartoon Network]]. ''TTG'' has a rather large {{hatedom}} hiwever, however, especially from fans of the original ''Teen Titans'' and of CN's other shows that lose airtime because of it.
10th Mar '18 12:25:03 PM Carrehz
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* In 1981 Hasbro released a line called ''My Pretty Pony'', based around a 10" tall hard plastic pony doll with grooming tools, accessories and so on. In 1983 they spun off a new line of smaller, simpler, brightly colored, baggable or pocketable pony dolls called ''Franchise/MyLittlePony.''.. which needs no further introduction (apart from noting that the franchise that it launched has, for the most part, been running ever since). ''My Pretty Pony'' was nothing like as successful, and basically died when the original 1981 production run was exhausted. The design of the second Pretty Pony was later reused for the ''My Little Pony'' character Peachy.

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* In 1981 Hasbro released a line called ''My Pretty Pony'', based around a 10" tall hard plastic pony doll with grooming tools, accessories and so on. In 1983 they spun off a new line of smaller, simpler, brightly colored, baggable or pocketable pony dolls called ''Franchise/MyLittlePony.''.. which needs no further introduction (apart from noting that the franchise that it launched has, for the most part, been running ever since). ''My Pretty Pony'' was nothing like as successful, and basically died when the original 1981 production run was exhausted. The design of the second My Pretty Pony was later reused for the ''My Little Pony'' character Peachy.
10th Mar '18 12:24:20 PM Carrehz
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* In 1981 Hasbro released a line called ''My Pretty Pony'', based around a 10" tall hard plastic pony doll with grooming tools, accessories and so on. In 1983 they spun off a new line of smaller, simpler, brightly colored, baggable or pocketable pony dolls called ''Franchise/MyLittlePony.''.. which needs no further introduction (apart from noting that the franchise that it launched has, for the most part, been running ever since). ''My Pretty Pony'' was nothing like as successful, and basically died when the original 1981 production run was exhausted. The designs of the ponies were later reused for ''My Little Pony'' characters Sundance and Applejack.

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* In 1981 Hasbro released a line called ''My Pretty Pony'', based around a 10" tall hard plastic pony doll with grooming tools, accessories and so on. In 1983 they spun off a new line of smaller, simpler, brightly colored, baggable or pocketable pony dolls called ''Franchise/MyLittlePony.''.. which needs no further introduction (apart from noting that the franchise that it launched has, for the most part, been running ever since). ''My Pretty Pony'' was nothing like as successful, and basically died when the original 1981 production run was exhausted. The designs design of the ponies were second Pretty Pony was later reused for the ''My Little Pony'' characters Sundance and Applejack.character Peachy.
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