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8th Aug '16 3:44:27 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise chronologically goes: ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''[=/=]''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', ''Halo: Spartan Assault'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. The core trilogy was released first, followed by ''Halo Wars'', ''Halo 3: ODST'', ''Halo: Reach'', ''Halo 4'' (the start of a new trilogy), ''Halo: Spartan Assault'', and ''Halo 5: Guardians''.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise chronologically goes: ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''[=/=]''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', ''Halo: Spartan Assault'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', ''Halo: Spartan Strike'', ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. The core trilogy was released first, followed by ''Halo Wars'', ''Halo 3: ODST'', ''Halo: Reach'', ''Halo 4'' (the start of a new trilogy), ''Halo: Spartan Assault'', ''Halo: Spartan Strike'', and ''Halo 5: Guardians''.
7th Aug '16 1:15:50 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' had a few of these. ''VideoGame/WingCommander II'' was set ten years after the end of the second [[ExpansionPack addon]], the XBox Live game ''VideoGame/WingCommander Armada'' was set 20 years after the events of ''VideoGame/WingCommander Prophecy'', and ''Privateer 2: The Darkening'' was... well, its own little world, for the most part, with subtle hints of a connection to the "main" games dropped throughout the game.

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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' had a few of these. ''VideoGame/WingCommander II'' was set ten years after the end of the second [[ExpansionPack addon]], the XBox Live game ''VideoGame/WingCommander Armada'' was set 20 years after the events of ''VideoGame/WingCommander Prophecy'', and ''Privateer 2: The Darkening'' ''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening'' was... well, its own little world, for the most part, with subtle hints of a connection to the "main" games dropped throughout the game.
4th Jul '16 10:00:58 PM Dere
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* The ''Franchise/{{Grandia}}'' series developed by Game Arts is similar to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' in that the games share little except for the battle system.
24th Mar '16 12:14:36 AM X2X
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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is all over the place, partially owing to [[ConstructedWorld the Strangereal setting]] not being [[{{Worldbuilding}} extensively fleshed out]] until the fourth game and Project Aces having to retroactively [[CanonWelding fit previous entries into the universe]]. Even so, [[AnachronicOrder the chronology can be hard]] [[SequelNumberSnarl to keep track of]] if you're not familiar with the series. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'' [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning is the first entry]], and from there the order goes ''[[VideoGame/AirCombat 1]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'' (and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'') > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception X]]'', with ''Xi'' as an {{interquel}}. Meanwhile, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' [[DashedPlotLine is running concurrently with]] ''04'', ''5'', and ''6''. This leaves ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere 3]]'' as the DistantFinale, with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' as ''its'' direct prequel. ''Ace Combat 7'' was announced to be a sequel to ''[=AC6=]'', though it's currently unclear when it occurs in relation to ''X''. That's not even getting into ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity Infinity]]'', all of which are instead set on Earth and appear to serve as {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to one another. Additionally, the arcade version of ''Ace Combat'' (also titled ''Air Combat'') and its arcade-exclusive sequel (''Air Combat 22'') share their own continuity.

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is all over the place, partially owing to [[ConstructedWorld the Strangereal setting]] not being [[{{Worldbuilding}} extensively fleshed out]] until the fourth game and Project Aces having to retroactively [[CanonWelding fit previous entries into the universe]]. Even so, [[AnachronicOrder the chronology can be hard]] [[SequelNumberSnarl to keep track of]] if you're not familiar with the series. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'' [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning is the first entry]], and from there the order goes ''[[VideoGame/AirCombat 1]]'' (which takes place during an unknown point in 1995, the same year as the Belkan War) > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'' (and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'') > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception X]]'', with ''Xi'' as an {{interquel}}. Meanwhile, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' [[DashedPlotLine is running concurrently with]] ''04'', ''5'', and ''6''. This leaves ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere 3]]'' as the DistantFinale, with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' as ''its'' direct prequel. ''Ace Combat 7'' was announced to be a sequel to ''[=AC6=]'', though it's currently unclear when it occurs in relation to ''X''. That's not even getting into ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity Infinity]]'', all of which are instead set on Earth and appear to serve as {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to one another. Additionally, the arcade version of ''Ace Combat'' (also titled ''Air Combat'') and its arcade-exclusive sequel (''Air Combat 22'') share their own continuity.



* The ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games release order mostly matches the chronology of the series, except for the prequel ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' and, weirdly, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', which takes place both before and after ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' (''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', despite not having a numbered title, is the true continuation to the events of ''Resident Evil 2'').
** The spin-offs are a bit looser with chronology -- the two ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' games take place roughly concurrently with ''2'' and ''3'', the final chapter of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles Umbrella Chronicles]]'' takes place a year before ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 4]]'', and the main story of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Darkside Chronicles]]'' shows Leon in South America two years before ''4'', which shows what happened between Leon and [[spoiler:Krauser (before his FaceHeelTurn)]].
** The 3DS game, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations'', is set before ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]]'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'' takes place just before and during ''[=RE2=]''.

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* The ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games release order mostly matches the chronology of the series, except for the prequel ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' and, weirdly, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', which takes place both before and after ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''. (''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', despite not having a numbered title, is the true continuation to the events of ''Resident Evil 2'').
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** The spin-offs are a bit looser with chronology -- the two ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' games take place roughly concurrently with ''2'' and ''3'', the final chapter of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles The Umbrella Chronicles]]'' takes place a year before ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 4]]'', and the main story of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles The Darkside Chronicles]]'' shows Leon in South America two years before ''4'', which shows what happened between Leon and [[spoiler:Krauser (before his FaceHeelTurn)]].
** The 3DS game, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations'', is set before ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]]'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'' takes place just before and during ''[=RE2=]''. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' is set between ''[=RE5=]'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''.
21st Mar '16 7:52:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series isn't a particularly confusing chronology, but the release order of the more recent games still doesn't necessarily match the order in which they take place, so it still qualifies. The order is: ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}[=/=]VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters Prime Hunters]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Prime 2: Echoes]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Prime 3: Corruption]]'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' > ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', with ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimePinball'' being a loose retelling of the first ''Prime'' game.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series isn't a particularly confusing chronology, but the release order of the more recent subsequent games still doesn't necessarily match the order in which they take place, so it still qualifies. The order is: ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}[=/=]VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters Prime Hunters]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Prime 2: Echoes]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Prime 3: Corruption]]'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' > ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', with ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimePinball'' being a loose retelling of the first ''Prime'' game.
21st Mar '16 2:27:57 AM X2X
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* ''DeadToRights'' was released in 2002 and follows Jack Slate, a cop in Grant City. ''Dead to Rights 2'' was released in 2005, and despite it being a numbered actually takes place before the original game. A third game ''Dead to Rights: Reckoning'' was released for the PSP shortly after ''2''. It also precedes ''2''. And then the fourth game, ''Retribution'', is a re-imagining of the first game. So, four "sequels" and we haven't even got past the first storyline. Whoopie...

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* ''DeadToRights'' ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' was released in 2002 and follows Jack Slate, a cop in Grant City. ''Dead to Rights 2'' was released in 2005, and despite it being a numbered actually takes place before the original game. A third game ''Dead to Rights: Reckoning'' was released for the PSP shortly after ''2''. It also precedes ''2''. And then the fourth game, ''Retribution'', is a re-imagining of the first game. So, four "sequels" and we haven't even got past the first storyline. Whoopie...



* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series has five different [[TheVerse Verses]], each with their own characters, settings, mythologies, and plots. The MacGuffin in each universe is almost always the titular Fire Emblem, although it's called something completely different except for one line thrown in about how some people (who you'll never meet) call it the Fire Emblem. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [[CanonWelding seems to tie everything together]]. The game definitely takes in the same universe as the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea]] games, but several thousand years later. From this we can assume that the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Jugdral]] games are also in the same universe due to WordOfGod. One downloadable character is a descendant of Ike from the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Tellius]] games, and the DLC confirms that the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe remaining]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones two]] verses exist at least as legends within ''Awakening''[='s=] world, if not explicit history that just hasn't been placed yet.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', though there are a few recurring characters. The fact that all the games take place in different Netherworlds helps. Though Infinite messes some stuff up, most fans agree that Mao and Beryls appearance are before D3, but the canon best ending of Infinite doesn't match up with why Etna was in D2.

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* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series has five different [[TheVerse Verses]], each with their own characters, settings, mythologies, and plots. The MacGuffin in each universe is almost always the titular Fire Emblem, although it's called something completely different except for one line thrown in about how some people (who you'll never meet) call it the Fire Emblem. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [[CanonWelding seems to tie everything together]]. The game definitely takes in the same universe as the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea]] games, but several thousand years later. From this we can assume that the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Jugdral]] games are also in the same universe due to WordOfGod. One downloadable character is a descendant of Ike from the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Tellius]] games, and the DLC confirms that the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe remaining]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones two]] verses exist at least as legends within ''Awakening''[='s=] world, if not explicit history that just hasn't been placed yet.
yet. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates The next installment]] similarly has a DLC chapter where the Avatar of that game meets the original traveling party in ''Awakening'' of Chrom, Lissa, and Frederick shortly before they encounter their game's Avatar, with Hoshido and Nohr described as "mythical kingdoms."
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', though there are a few recurring characters. The fact that all the games take place in different Netherworlds helps. Though Infinite ''[[VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite Infinite]]'' messes some stuff up, but most fans agree that Mao and Beryls appearance Beryl's appearances are before D3, but ''[[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice D3]]'' even though the canon best ending of Infinite ''Infinite'' doesn't match up with why Etna was in D2.''[[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories D2]]''.



* The [=PS2=]-era ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' game chronology goes: ''Vice City Stories'' (set in 1984; released 2006), ''Vice City'' (1986; 2002), ''San Andreas'' (1992; 2004), ''Liberty City Stories'' (1998; 2005), ''Grand Theft Auto Advance'' (2000; 2004), ''Grand Theft Auto III'' (2001; 2001). From ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto 4'' onwards, the games are effectively set in [[AlternativeContinuity Another Dimension]].

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* The [=PS2=]-era ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' game chronology goes: ''Vice City Stories'' (set in 1984; released 2006), ''Vice City'' (1986; 2002), ''San Andreas'' (1992; 2004), ''Liberty City Stories'' (1998; 2005), ''Grand Theft Auto Advance'' (2000; 2004), ''Grand Theft Auto III'' (2001; 2001). From ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto 4'' onwards, onward, the games are effectively set in [[AlternativeContinuity Another Dimension]].



* ''ChaosFighters II'' has nothing to do with Chaos Fighters except with the magic and weaponry system.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' was written with each story assumed to be the last (as admitted by the author) so as such several of the later ones answer questions rather then continuing the story. As such The Magician's Nephew was written and published 6th but takes place first. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe which was first is second. A horse and His Boy was written fourth, published fifth, and set during a timeskip in LW&W. Though with those three sorted out the rest follow order of publication: Prince Caspian (Which is set centuries after LW&W), Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Silver Chair, and Last Battle. Plus in world the time shifts because Narnia is a parallel world [[NarniaTime not perfectly synced with ours]].
* ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' is a prequel to ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'', the second film of which introduced the scorpion king and showed his final fate. They then made ''The Scorpion King 2'', which was a prequel to the prequel. There are also plans for ''The Scorpion King 3'' which will be a sequel to the prequel of the prequel. There's also a video game of dubious canon that serves as a prequel to the prequel. Perhaps confusing things even more is that WordOfGod is that the Scorpion King featured in the prequel series ''is not'' the same Scorpion King featured in ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', but rather his IdenticalGrandfather. While this makes sense given their wildly different characterizations (the prequel Scorpion being far more heroic), it's never actually established in series.
* The "[[Film/RoadTo Road Pictures]]" of BobHope and BingCrosby. Hope, Crosby and DorothyLamour play different characters with different names in each, and at least one is set in a wildly different time period, but they all have the same cast, the same style of madcap humor, and much the same formula. It is common for there to be references to their past adventures, albeit usually during one of the many instances of BreakingTheFourthWall.

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* ''ChaosFighters ''Literature/ChaosFighters II'' has nothing to do with Chaos Fighters ''Chaos Fighters'' except with for the magic and weaponry system.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' was written with each story assumed to be the last (as admitted by the author) so as such several of the later ones answer questions rather then continuing the story. As such The Magician's Nephew ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' was written and published 6th but takes place first. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', which was first first, is second. A horse and His Boy ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' was written fourth, published fifth, and set during a timeskip TimeSkip in LW&W. Though with ''[=LW&W=]''. With those three sorted out out, however, the rest follow order of publication: Prince Caspian (Which is set ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' (set centuries after LW&W), Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Silver Chair, ''[=LW&W=]''), ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'', ''Literature/TheSilverChair'', and Last Battle. Plus in world the ''Literature/TheLastBattle''. It helps that time shifts in-universe because Narnia is a parallel world [[NarniaTime not perfectly synced with ours]].
* ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' is a prequel to ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'', the second film of which introduced the scorpion king Scorpion King and showed his final fate. They then made ''The Scorpion King 2'', which was a prequel to the prequel. There are also plans for ''The Scorpion King 3'' which will be a sequel to the prequel of the prequel. There's also a video game of dubious canon that serves as a prequel to the prequel. Perhaps confusing things even more is that WordOfGod is that the Scorpion King featured in the prequel series ''is not'' the same Scorpion King featured in ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', but rather his IdenticalGrandfather. While this makes sense given their wildly different characterizations (the prequel Scorpion being far more heroic), it's never actually established in series.
* The "[[Film/RoadTo Road Pictures]]" of BobHope Creator/BobHope and BingCrosby. Music/BingCrosby. Hope, Crosby and DorothyLamour Dorothy Lamour play different characters with different names in each, and at least one is set in a wildly different time period, but they all have the same cast, the same style of madcap humor, and much the same formula. It is common for there to be references to their past adventures, albeit usually during one of the many instances of BreakingTheFourthWall.



** ''Franchise/KamenRider'' is thought to do this because of how SupermanStaysOutOfGotham was law for the first ten years of its revival, to the degree that aside from the occasional mention of "#4" in ''Agito'' (in ''Kuuga,'' "Unidentified Lifeform #4" was the mundane authorities' name for Kuuga, as they didn't know him from the monstrous Grongi.) there was no sign in any series that any of the others had ever taken place; the incoming season seems to replace the outgoing one rather than follow it, with no sign that monsters and Riders ever were a thing. Then ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' comes along and presents {{Alternate Universe}}s based on its predecessors (all but ''Den-O'' being different from the original series and ''very'' clearly not the worlds of the originals) and this somehow led to the assumption that the true series were also parallel universes (everything pre-revival going into one, Kuuga and Agito going into another, and everything from Ryuki through Kiva each having its own.) However, with and after ''Decade,'' we enter an age of {{Massively Multiplayer Crossover}}s, smaller {{Reunion Show}}s, and future Rider characters and concepts debuting in the final episodes of the outgoing series. This has led to EpilepticTrees such as "Each series really is its own universe, but there's also a Summer Movie Dimension and a Movie Wars film dimension and an All Riders film dimension!" You laugh, but stuff like this is taken as canon by ''many,'' and ''much'' discussion goes to explaining what fits where dimensionally. You're back to square one when a powerup from a ''Movie Wars'' film shows up in the series!)
* ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' film series is bookended by the original movie and ''Tokyo Drift'' (the third installment). The second movie (''2 Fast 2 Furious'') is a direct sequel to the first and the fourth (''Fast & Furious''), fifth (''Fast Five'') and sixth (''Fast & Furious 6'') follow that one [[spoiler: and the post-credit scene of ''Fast & Furious 6'' sets things up for the plotline of the eventual seventh film potentially beginning during ''Tokyo Drift'' and carrying on from there.]]

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** ''Franchise/KamenRider'' is thought to do this because of how SupermanStaysOutOfGotham was law for the first ten years of its revival, to the degree that aside from the occasional mention of "#4" in ''Agito'' (in ''Kuuga,'' "Unidentified Lifeform #4" was the mundane authorities' name for Kuuga, as they didn't know him from the monstrous Grongi.) Grongi) there was no sign in any series that any of the others had ever taken place; the incoming season seems to replace the outgoing one rather than follow it, with no sign that monsters and Riders ever were a thing. Then ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' comes along and presents {{Alternate Universe}}s based on its predecessors (all but ''Den-O'' being different from the original series and ''very'' clearly not the worlds of the originals) and this somehow led to the assumption that the true series were also parallel universes (everything pre-revival going into one, Kuuga ''Kuuga'' and Agito ''Agito'' going into another, and everything from Ryuki ''Ryuki'' through Kiva ''Kiva'' each having its own.) own). However, with and after ''Decade,'' ''Decade'', we enter an age of {{Massively Multiplayer Crossover}}s, smaller {{Reunion Show}}s, and future Rider ''Rider'' characters and concepts debuting in the final episodes of the outgoing series. This has led to EpilepticTrees such as "Each series really is its own universe, but there's also a Summer Movie Dimension ''Summer Movie'' dimension and a Movie Wars ''Movie Wars'' film dimension and an All Riders ''All Riders'' film dimension!" You laugh, but stuff like this is taken as canon by ''many,'' ''many'', and ''much'' discussion goes to explaining what fits where dimensionally. You're back to square one when a powerup power-up from a ''Movie Wars'' film shows up in the series!)
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* ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' film series is bookended {{bookend|s}}ed by the original movie and ''Tokyo Drift'' (the third installment). The second movie (''2 Fast 2 Furious'') is a direct sequel to the first and the fourth (''Fast & Furious''), fifth (''Fast Five'') and sixth (''Fast & Furious 6'') follow that one [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and the post-credit scene of ''Fast & Furious 6'' sets things up for the plotline of the eventual seventh film to potentially beginning begin during ''Tokyo Drift'' and carrying carry on from there.]]
21st Mar '16 2:09:48 AM X2X
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* ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIIMonsterLair'' and ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap''. The former is a ShootEmUp platformer hybrid spinoff, while the latter is an Action RPG set immediately after ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand''; with the prologue taking place in the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of that game.

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* ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIIMonsterLair'' and ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap''. The former is a ShootEmUp platformer hybrid spinoff, spin-off, while the latter is an Action RPG set immediately after ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand''; with the prologue taking place in the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of that game.



* The first two ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' games where placed in reverse order, with ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' happening before ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom''. The first game even ''started'' with ATasteOfPower that eventually became the final conflict in the second game, creating a nice little loop of continuity. The third game, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'', is third chronologically, 100 years after ''Fortress of Doom'' and 200 years after ''Lufia II''. The GaidenGame, VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', is set twenty years after ''Lufia II'' (eighty years before ''Fortress of Doom'').

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* The first two ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' games where placed in reverse order, with ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' happening before ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom''. The first game even ''started'' with ATasteOfPower that eventually became the final conflict in the second game, creating a nice little loop of continuity. The third game, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'', is third chronologically, 100 years after ''Fortress of Doom'' and 200 years after ''Lufia II''. The GaidenGame, VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', ''VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', is set twenty years after ''Lufia II'' (eighty years before ''Fortress of Doom'').
18th Mar '16 3:54:42 PM X2X
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* The first two ''{{Lufia}}'' games where placed in reverse order, with ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' happening before ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom''. The first game even ''started'' with ATasteOfPower that eventually became the final conflict in the second game, creating a nice little loop of continuity. The third game, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'', is third chronologically, 100 years after ''Fortress of Doom'' and 200 years after ''Lufia II''. The GaidenGame, VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', is set twenty years after ''Lufia II'' (eighty years before ''Fortress of Doom'').
* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' games all take place in the same world (except for ''[[SuikodenTierkreis Tierkreis]]''), but all take place in different regions and, more importantly, different times. To be specific, the first game to occur chronologically was ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''. One hundred and fifty years later, we experience the events of ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', then we get the original ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'' five years later, with ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' following it up with the shortest time span between games (a mere three years), then we get ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII 15'' years after that. One strange thing about this series is the character Viki, who is well-known for not only teleporting to different regions, but through time as well (though this is not intentional, as she just has very bad luck and is a huge klutz). What's interesting is that she teleports through the games in ''numerical'' order, rather than chronologically. In other words, she teleports from the events of ''SuikodenI'' to ''SuikodenII'', then to ''SuikodenIII'', and so on. Also, there are events that occur in Suikogaiden with Viki that, if she moved in numerical order, would imply her having knowledge of events that occurred (or knowing people she met) in earlier games. Her lack of knowledge of who Lorelai is in SuikodenV, even though they are both members of the Hero's army in [[SuikodenI I]] and [[SuikodenII II]], is telling. ''And'' there are two different versions of Viki in ''[[SuikodenIII III]]''.

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* The first two ''{{Lufia}}'' ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' games where placed in reverse order, with ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' happening before ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom''. The first game even ''started'' with ATasteOfPower that eventually became the final conflict in the second game, creating a nice little loop of continuity. The third game, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'', is third chronologically, 100 years after ''Fortress of Doom'' and 200 years after ''Lufia II''. The GaidenGame, VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', is set twenty years after ''Lufia II'' (eighty years before ''Fortress of Doom'').
* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' games all take place in the same world (except for ''[[SuikodenTierkreis ''[[VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis Tierkreis]]''), but all take place in different regions and, more importantly, different times. To be specific, the first game to occur chronologically was ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''. One hundred and fifty years later, we experience the events of ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', then we get the original ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'' five years later, with ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' following it up with the shortest time span between games (a mere three years), then we get ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII 15'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' 15 years after that. One strange thing about this series is the character Viki, who is well-known for not only teleporting to different regions, but through time as well (though this is not intentional, as she just has very bad luck and is a huge klutz). What's interesting is that she teleports through the games in ''numerical'' order, rather than chronologically. In other words, she teleports from the events of ''SuikodenI'' ''Suikoden I'' to ''SuikodenII'', ''Suikoden II'', then to ''SuikodenIII'', ''Suikoden III'', and so on. Also, there are events that occur in Suikogaiden ''Suikogaiden'' with Viki that, if she moved in numerical order, would imply her having knowledge of events that occurred (or knowing people she met) in earlier games. Her lack of knowledge of who Lorelai is in SuikodenV, ''Suikoden V'', even though they are both members of the Hero's army in [[SuikodenI I]] ''I'' and [[SuikodenII II]], ''II'', is telling. ''And'' there are two different versions of Viki in ''[[SuikodenIII III]]''.''III''.



* The ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' games were assumed to be non-linear at first, but WordOfGod says that they all take place on the same planet. This doesn't make much sense because, if that's the case, the games take place at least multiple millennia apart with FridgeLogic mass-reconfiguration of the planet's continental crust fragments. But hey, if the planet's center is filled with supernatural blue mud, you can HandWave just about anything.

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* The ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' ''Franchise/WildArms'' games were assumed to be non-linear at first, but WordOfGod says that they all take place on the same planet. This doesn't make much sense because, if that's the case, the games take place at least multiple millennia apart with FridgeLogic mass-reconfiguration of the planet's continental crust fragments. But hey, if the planet's center is filled with supernatural blue mud, you can HandWave just about anything.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later, (likely multiple years) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokemon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. ''Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'' are implied to take place in an AlternateUniverse.
* [[WordOfGod Hidetaka Miyazaki]] (who served as director on ''Demon's Souls'' and ''Dark Souls'') has stated that despite taking place in the same world, there will be no story connections between ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Dark Souls II]]'' and its predecessor.
* Most of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' sequels are like this, the major exceptions being ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', ''[[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga 2]]'', and ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon]]''. Some other games are hinted/confirmed to take place in the same continuity as their predecessors, such as ''[[VideoGame/SoulHackers Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers]]'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} 4]]'', but feature completely different plotlines and characters, with only a handful of [[CallBack Call Backs]] connecting them.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra 4]]'' was titled as such to indicate its placement as a sequel to ''Contra III: The Alien Wars''. It is actually the eleventh original installment in the series and the second one specifically made for a portable platform (following ''Operation C'' on the original GameBoy). The game got away with this due to the fact that none of the other ''Contra'' sequels between ''III'' and ''4'' were numbered (the actual game that followed ''Contra III'' was ''Contra: Hard Corps'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis).
* The ''{{Aleste}}'' series kept a few main characters constant in its earlier installments, most of which could probably be linked together in order. Then there's ''Power Strike II'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem and ''Robo Aleste'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD, each of which is set in a different historical time period with different characters.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later, (likely later (possibly multiple years) years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later).later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is suggested to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokemon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. ''Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'' are implied to take place in an AlternateUniverse.
AlternateUniverse, [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics which would]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur later be]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 confirmed by]] WordOfGod via Twitter.
* [[WordOfGod Hidetaka Miyazaki]] (who served as director on ''Demon's Souls'' and ''Dark Souls'') has stated that despite taking place in the same world, there will be no story connections between ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Dark Souls II]]'' ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' and its predecessor.
* Most of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' sequels are like this, the major exceptions being ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', ''[[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga 2]]'', and ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon]]''. Some other games are hinted/confirmed to take place in the same continuity as their predecessors, such as ''[[VideoGame/SoulHackers Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers]]'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} 4]]'', but feature completely different plotlines and characters, with only a handful of [[CallBack Call Backs]] {{Call Back}}s connecting them.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra 4]]'' was titled as such to indicate its placement as a sequel to ''Contra III: The Alien Wars''. It is actually the eleventh original installment in the series and the second one specifically made for a portable platform (following ''Operation C'' on the original GameBoy).UsefulNotes/GameBoy). The game got away with this due to the fact that none of the other ''Contra'' sequels between ''III'' and ''4'' were numbered (the actual game that followed ''Contra III'' was ''Contra: Hard Corps'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis).
* The ''{{Aleste}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Aleste}}'' series kept a few main characters constant in its earlier installments, most of which could probably be linked together in order. Then there's ''Power Strike II'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem and ''Robo Aleste'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD, each of which is set in a different historical time period with different characters.




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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is all over the place, partially owing to [[ConstructedWorld the Strangereal setting]] not being [[{{Worldbuilding}} extensively fleshed out]] until the fourth game and Project Aces having to retroactively [[CanonWelding fit previous entries into the universe]]. Even so, [[AnachronicOrder the chronology can be hard]] [[SequelNumberSnarl to keep track of]] if you're not familiar with the series. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'' [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning is the first entry]], and from there the order goes ''[[VideoGame/AirCombat 1]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'' (and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'') > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception X]]'', with ''Xi'' as an {{interquel}}. Meanwhile, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' [[DashedPlotLine is running concurrently with]] ''04'', ''5'', and ''6''. This leaves ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere 3]]'' as the DistantFinale, with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' as ''its'' direct prequel. ''Ace Combat 7'' was announced to be a sequel to ''[=AC6=]'', though it's currently unclear when it occurs in relation to ''X''. That's not even getting into ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity Infinity]]'', all of which are instead set on Earth and appear to serve as {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to one another. Additionally, the arcade version of ''Ace Combat'' (also titled ''Air Combat'') and its arcade-exclusive sequel (''Air Combat 22'') share their own continuity.



* All the numbered ''Franchise/MetalGear'' sequels followed a linear chronology with one notable exception: ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' serves as a prequel to the entire ''Metal Gear'' canon, being set decades before the events of the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear''. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', both for the PSP, serve as sequels to the plot of ''[=MGS3=]'' and follow Big Boss' further adventures before the first ''Metal Gear''. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' is another game starring Big Boss set years before Metal Gear Solid, or even the original Metal Gear for that matter, but is the fifth game in the MGS series to be numbered. Strangely, it is the first one to use a roman numeral instead of a numerical digit. It's also been confirmed by Kojima that ''Peace Walker'' was to be called Metal Gear Solid 5 at one point during development, but the number was removed mainly on the basis that the game was a handheld release.

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* All the numbered ''Franchise/MetalGear'' sequels followed a linear chronology with one notable exception: ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' serves as a prequel to the entire ''Metal Gear'' canon, being set decades before the events of the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear''. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', both for the PSP, serve as sequels to the plot of ''[=MGS3=]'' and follow Big Boss' further adventures before the first ''Metal Gear''. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' is another game starring Big Boss set years before Metal ''Metal Gear Solid, Solid'', or even the original Metal Gear ''Metal Gear'' for that matter, but is the fifth game in the MGS ''MGS'' series to be numbered. Strangely, it is the first one to use a roman numeral instead of a numerical digit. It's also been confirmed by Kojima that ''Peace Walker'' was to be called Metal ''Metal Gear Solid 5 5'' at one point during development, but the number was removed mainly on the basis that the game was a handheld release.



* ''{{Trapt}}'' was released in Japan as a sequel to ''{{Deception}} II: Kagero'', but is closer to a loose remake of ''Deception: Invitation to Darkness.''

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* ''{{Trapt}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Trapt}}'' was released in Japan as a sequel to ''{{Deception}} ''VideoGame/{{Deception}} II: Kagero'', but is closer to a loose remake of ''Deception: Invitation to Darkness.''
Darkness''.



* ''DeadToRights'' was released in 2002 and follows Jack Slate, a cop in Grant City. ''Dead to Rights 2'' was released in 2005, and despite it being a numbered actually takes place before the original game. A third game ''Dead to Rights: Reckoning'' was released for the PSP shortly after #2. It also precedes 2. And then the fourth game, ''Retribution'', is a re-imagining of the first game. So, four "sequels" and we haven't even got past the first storyline. Whoopie...

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* ''DeadToRights'' was released in 2002 and follows Jack Slate, a cop in Grant City. ''Dead to Rights 2'' was released in 2005, and despite it being a numbered actually takes place before the original game. A third game ''Dead to Rights: Reckoning'' was released for the PSP shortly after #2. ''2''. It also precedes 2.''2''. And then the fourth game, ''Retribution'', is a re-imagining of the first game. So, four "sequels" and we haven't even got past the first storyline. Whoopie...
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** ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' takes place "[[TimeSkip two years]] after the last game in the series". However, what is meant by that is unknown. Its ending [[spoiler: has Robotnik take over the world]]. This doesn't sit well with the next game in the series, ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''.
*** WordOfGod says the game is non-canon. Which is backed by Tails not remembering Green Hill in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' takes place "[[TimeSkip two years]] after the last game in the series". However, what is meant by that is unknown. Its ending [[spoiler: has Robotnik take over the world]]. This doesn't sit well with the next game in the series, ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''.
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''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''. The game is non-canon. Which was eventually declared non-canon anyway, which is backed by Tails not remembering Green Hill in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.



* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld2YoshisIsland'', although numbered, is a prequel to the main ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games.
** The problem with the name is adverted in Japan, where it's known as Super Mario: Yoshi's Island.
* ''VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3'': the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand two]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins previous]] games feature Mario as the main character but you play as Wario in this one. [[spoiler:Mario doesn't appear in the third game until the very end.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld2YoshisIsland'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''[[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Super Mario World 2 Yoshis Island]]'',
although numbered, is a prequel to the main ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games.
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games instead of a sequel to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. In Japan, where it's the game is known simply as Super ''Super Mario: Yoshi's Island.
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Yoshi Island''.
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''VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3'': the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand two]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins previous]] games feature Mario as the main character but you play as Wario in this one. [[spoiler:Mario doesn't appear in the third game until the very end.]]



** ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldIV'' has mostly the same gameplay as the previous ''Wonder Boy'' / ''Monster World'' titles, but a completely unrelated story.

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** * ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldIV'' has mostly the same gameplay as the previous ''Wonder Boy'' / ''Monster World'' titles, but a completely unrelated story.



** ''Franchise/KamenRider'' is thought to do this because of how SupermanStaysOutOfGotham was law for the first ten years of its revival, to the degree that aside from the occasional mention of "#4" in ''Agito'' (in ''Kuuga,'' "Unidentified Lifeform #4" was the mundane authorities' name for Kuuga, as they didn't know him from the monstrous Grongi.) there was no sign in any series that any of the others had ever taken place; the incoming season seems to replace the outgoing one rather than follow it, with no sign that monsters and Riders ever were a thing. Then ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' comes along and presents {{Alternate Universe}}s based on its predecessors (all but ''Den-O'' being different from the original series and ''very'' clearly not the worlds of the originals) and this somehow led to the assumption that the true series were also parallel universes (everything pre-revival going into one, Kuuga and Agito going into another, and everything from Ryuki through Kiva each having its own.) However, with and after ''Decade,'' we enter an age of {{Massively Multiplayer Crossover}}s, smaller {{Reunion Show}}s, and future Rider characters and concepts debuting in the final episodes of the outgoing series. This has led to EpilepticTrees such as "Each series really is its own universe, but there's also a Summer Movie Dimension and a Movie Wars film dimension and an All Riders film dimension!" You laugh, but stuff like this is taken as canon by ''many,'' and ''much'' discussion goes to explaining what fits where dimensionally; it's similar to the Zelda timeline debate (including the part where the soundest theory never survives the next installment. You're back to square one when a powerup from a ''Movie Wars'' film shows up in the series!)

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** ''Franchise/KamenRider'' is thought to do this because of how SupermanStaysOutOfGotham was law for the first ten years of its revival, to the degree that aside from the occasional mention of "#4" in ''Agito'' (in ''Kuuga,'' "Unidentified Lifeform #4" was the mundane authorities' name for Kuuga, as they didn't know him from the monstrous Grongi.) there was no sign in any series that any of the others had ever taken place; the incoming season seems to replace the outgoing one rather than follow it, with no sign that monsters and Riders ever were a thing. Then ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' comes along and presents {{Alternate Universe}}s based on its predecessors (all but ''Den-O'' being different from the original series and ''very'' clearly not the worlds of the originals) and this somehow led to the assumption that the true series were also parallel universes (everything pre-revival going into one, Kuuga and Agito going into another, and everything from Ryuki through Kiva each having its own.) However, with and after ''Decade,'' we enter an age of {{Massively Multiplayer Crossover}}s, smaller {{Reunion Show}}s, and future Rider characters and concepts debuting in the final episodes of the outgoing series. This has led to EpilepticTrees such as "Each series really is its own universe, but there's also a Summer Movie Dimension and a Movie Wars film dimension and an All Riders film dimension!" You laugh, but stuff like this is taken as canon by ''many,'' and ''much'' discussion goes to explaining what fits where dimensionally; it's similar to the Zelda timeline debate (including the part where the soundest theory never survives the next installment.dimensionally. You're back to square one when a powerup from a ''Movie Wars'' film shows up in the series!)
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** ''Sonic CD'' was developed at the same time as ''Sonic 2'', and takes place either before it or after ''Sonic & Knuckles''. ''Sonic 4'' is a direct continuation of it.

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** ''Sonic CD'' was developed at the same time as ''Sonic 2'', and takes place either before it or after ''Sonic & Knuckles''. Knuckles''.
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''Sonic 4'' is a direct continuation of it.takes place shortly after Sonic & Knuckles despite coming out in 2010.


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** The problem with the name is adverted in Japan, where it's known as Super Mario: Yoshi's Island.
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