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25th Jul '16 9:21:35 PM lalalei2001
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' averts this, with Paradox even cameoing in [=5Ds=].
** ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' takes place after the manga, but also retains the anime's designs and characterizations, leading to a BroadStrokes universe similar to the Yu-Gi-Oh video games. The Dub, however, is rumoured to also be canon o the TV series (even using the English dub names) for the sake of familiarity.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' plays it straight for the original series and GX but averts this, this for [=5Ds=], with Paradox even cameoing in [=5Ds=].
** ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' takes place after the manga, but also retains the anime's designs and characterizations, leading to a BroadStrokes universe similar to the Yu-Gi-Oh video games. The Dub, however, dub is rumoured rumored to also be canon o to the TV series (even series, using the English dub names) names for the sake of familiarity.
23rd Jul '16 12:56:53 PM Tropetastic1995
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' was said to avert this, but Paradox ended up merely cameoing in [=5Ds=].
** ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' takes place after the manga, but also retains the anime's designs and characterizations, leading to a BroadStrokes universe similar to the Yu-Gi-Oh video games.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' was said to avert averts this, but with Paradox ended up merely even cameoing in [=5Ds=].
** ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' takes place after the manga, but also retains the anime's designs and characterizations, leading to a BroadStrokes universe similar to the Yu-Gi-Oh video games. The Dub, however, is rumoured to also be canon o the TV series (even using the English dub names) for the sake of familiarity.
10th Jul '16 6:59:05 AM erforce
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** ''Anime/DragonBallZTheDeadZone'': Takes place shortly before the series begins, the general story could still fit as Piccolo still has his rivalry with Goku, but Krillin did not know of Gohan until the the start of DBZ.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallZTheDeadZone'': ''Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone'': Takes place shortly before the series begins, the general story could still fit as Piccolo still has his rivalry with Goku, but Krillin did not know of Gohan until the the start of DBZ.
10th Jul '16 6:25:17 AM erforce
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** ''The Dead Zone'': Takes place shortly before the series begins, the general story could still fit as Piccolo still has his rivalry with Goku, but Krillin did not know of Gohan until the the start of DBZ.
** ''Film/TheWorldsStrongest'': Goku utilized Kaioken and the Spirit Bomb, but Piccolo is alive.
** ''Anime/TheTreeOfMight'': Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien and Chaotsu were still dead around the time Goku learned to upgrade his Kaioken to level 10.
** ''Lord Slug'': Everyone is on Earth and the appearance of the Super Saiyan is much different (a red aura with white eyes, not the famously known golden hair and green eyes), and also it's treated as the first time anyone's heard of it. Gohan was at the age as he was on Namek, but was older when Goku returned to Earth.
** ''Anime/CoolersRevenge'': Probably the least contraditory film, as it fits in the timeline rather snugly during the three-year wait for the androids. The only issues are Gohan having his tail (which could have easily regrown and been removed in the passing three years) and Goku's "second" transformation into a Super Saiyan being treated as requiring extreme rage to trigger just like the initial transformation, when after the initial transformation it's actually an upgraded form he has natural control of. That being said, Goku only used his transformation into Super Saiyan as a last resort (thus when he was very angry) at this point in the canon material.
** ''The Return of Cooler'': Dende is the new guardian of Earth, meaning Piccolo fused with Kami and should be about as powerful as everyone else. At this time, Goku is a Full Power Super Saiyan along with Gohan. Gohan is older than what he was when everyone fought with the Androids. On top of that, Vegeta could undergo the Super Saiyan Grade 2nd transformation.
** ''Anime/SuperAndroid13'': No one had any free time on their hands, they went straight to Kami's lookout after Goku recovered from the heart virus and they took turns training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
** ''Anime/BrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan'': Another movie that doesn't really contradict the timeline , as it takes place during the 10 days before the Cell Games, stated as such in the Japanese version and could theoretically take place then. That being said, this does mess up the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, as Broly is at least more powerful than Perfect Cell.
** ''Anime/BojackUnbound'': Takes place in the TimeSkip between the Cell Saga and the Buu Saga, but future Trunks is still around rather than leaving for his own time at the end of the Cell Saga. That being said, Future Trunks' final canon scene mentioned that he was going back to the past to tell the others of his victory against the Androids.
** ''Anime/BrolySecondComing'': Takes place shortly before the Buu Saga kicks into gear, Gohan should have been unaware that Goten can go Super Saiyan. Goku also did not return to Earth until the Tournament.
** ''Anime/BioBroly'': Took place during the tournament but the Z-Warriors went on to fight Babadi and his crew, plus Goku was still around when the tournament was going on. At the end, show him back in Other World.
** ''Anime/FusionReborn'': Takes place ''during'' the Other World Tournament, retconning in a break during Goku and Pikkon's fight. Goku did not have the ability to turn SSJ2 and SSJ3, yet. Fusion is introduced early, but the status quo includes many aspects of the much later Buu Saga including Vegeta's death, Gohan's Mystic Level and Goten and Trunks knowledge of fusion. Goku mentions Buu to Janemba, but should not have known anything of him until much later.
** ''Anime/WrathOfTheDragon'': Takes place after the Buu saga so the basic story holds up, but includes an origin story of the sword future Trunks used that runs contrary to the prior canon (the sword is mystically powerful and defeats a creature that can challenge the SS2 level transformation, while the original sword is said to be ordinary and there was no way he was powerful enough to defeat that creature).
** The two Dragon Ball Z TV specials, ''Bardock: The Father of Goku'' and ''History of Trunks'', while not strictly canon, do fit in with and elaborate on events mentioned in the manga (the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the BadFuture that Future Trunks comes from, which got a brief special chapter in the manga, where Teen Trunks is already a Super Saiyan training with Gohan, which the anime special expands upon with its own lliberties) and Bardock gets a cameo in the manga later on; as for the OVA's, a character from the OVA ''Yo! Son Goku And His Friends Return!'' gets a mention in ''Battle of Gods''.

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** ''The Dead Zone'': ''Anime/DragonBallZTheDeadZone'': Takes place shortly before the series begins, the general story could still fit as Piccolo still has his rivalry with Goku, but Krillin did not know of Gohan until the the start of DBZ.
** ''Film/TheWorldsStrongest'': ''Anime/DragonBallZTheWorldsStrongest'': Goku utilized Kaioken and the Spirit Bomb, but Piccolo is alive.
** ''Anime/TheTreeOfMight'': ''Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight'': Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien and Chaotsu were still dead around the time Goku learned to upgrade his Kaioken to level 10.
** ''Lord Slug'': ''Anime/DragonBallZLordSlug'': Everyone is on Earth and the appearance of the Super Saiyan is much different (a red aura with white eyes, not the famously known golden hair and green eyes), and also it's treated as the first time anyone's heard of it. Gohan was at the age as he was on Namek, but was older when Goku returned to Earth.
** ''Anime/CoolersRevenge'': ''Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge'': Probably the least contraditory film, as it fits in the timeline rather snugly during the three-year wait for the androids. The only issues are Gohan having his tail (which could have easily regrown and been removed in the passing three years) and Goku's "second" transformation into a Super Saiyan being treated as requiring extreme rage to trigger just like the initial transformation, when after the initial transformation it's actually an upgraded form he has natural control of. That being said, Goku only used his transformation into Super Saiyan as a last resort (thus when he was very angry) at this point in the canon material.
** ''The Return of Cooler'': ''Anime/DragonBallZTheReturnOfCooler'': Dende is the new guardian of Earth, meaning Piccolo fused with Kami and should be about as powerful as everyone else. At this time, Goku is a Full Power Super Saiyan along with Gohan. Gohan is older than what he was when everyone fought with the Androids. On top of that, Vegeta could undergo the Super Saiyan Grade 2nd transformation.
** ''Anime/SuperAndroid13'': ''Anime/DragonBallZSuperAndroid13'': No one had any free time on their hands, they went straight to Kami's lookout after Goku recovered from the heart virus and they took turns training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
** ''Anime/BrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan'': ''Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan'': Another movie that doesn't really contradict the timeline , as it takes place during the 10 days before the Cell Games, stated as such in the Japanese version and could theoretically take place then. That being said, this does mess up the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, as Broly is at least more powerful than Perfect Cell.
** ''Anime/BojackUnbound'': ''Anime/DragonBallZBojackUnbound'': Takes place in the TimeSkip between the Cell Saga and the Buu Saga, but future Trunks is still around rather than leaving for his own time at the end of the Cell Saga. That being said, Future Trunks' final canon scene mentioned that he was going back to the past to tell the others of his victory against the Androids.
** ''Anime/BrolySecondComing'': ''Anime/DragonBallZBrolySecondComing'': Takes place shortly before the Buu Saga kicks into gear, Gohan should have been unaware that Goten can go Super Saiyan. Goku also did not return to Earth until the Tournament.
** ''Anime/BioBroly'': ''Anime/DragonBallZBioBroly'': Took place during the tournament but the Z-Warriors went on to fight Babadi and his crew, plus Goku was still around when the tournament was going on. At the end, show him back in Other World.
** ''Anime/FusionReborn'': ''Anime/DragonBallZFusionReborn'': Takes place ''during'' the Other World Tournament, retconning in a break during Goku and Pikkon's fight. Goku did not have the ability to turn SSJ2 [=SSJ2=] and SSJ3, [=SSJ3=], yet. Fusion is introduced early, but the status quo includes many aspects of the much later Buu Saga including Vegeta's death, Gohan's Mystic Level and Goten and Trunks knowledge of fusion. Goku mentions Buu to Janemba, but should not have known anything of him until much later.
** ''Anime/WrathOfTheDragon'': ''Anime/DragonBallZWrathOfTheDragon'': Takes place after the Buu saga so the basic story holds up, but includes an origin story of the sword future Trunks used that runs contrary to the prior canon (the sword is mystically powerful and defeats a creature that can challenge the SS2 [=SS2=] level transformation, while the original sword is said to be ordinary and there was no way he was powerful enough to defeat that creature).
** The two Dragon ''Dragon Ball Z Z'' TV specials, ''Bardock: The Father of Goku'' and ''History of Trunks'', while not strictly canon, do fit in with and elaborate on events mentioned in the manga (the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the BadFuture that Future Trunks comes from, which got a brief special chapter in the manga, where Teen Trunks is already a Super Saiyan training with Gohan, which the anime special expands upon with its own lliberties) and Bardock gets a cameo in the manga later on; as for the OVA's, a character from the OVA ''Yo! Son Goku And His Friends Return!'' gets a mention in ''Battle of Gods''.''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods''.
17th Jun '16 11:05:42 AM MrItty
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* Inverted with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, in which the films are the prime continuity, and the spinoff shows are Non-Serial ''Series''. ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', ''Series/AgentCarter'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', and ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'' are ostensibly part of the MCU, however the television productions have almost no impact on the direction of the films, and may as well exist in a separate universe altogether. This has caused no small amount of friction between the two studios, especially as the films can upset the status quo of the world at any time, and the showrunners are often left scrambling to keep up.[[note]]As happened following the massive shakeup caused by ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which actually ''dismantled [=SHIELD=]''. While ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' was still airing its second season.[[/note]] Meanwhile it's been made clear numerous times that the films have no intent on using or referencing developments from the television side of things.[[note]]Case in point, the resurrection of EnsembleDarkHorse Phil Coulson in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', and Whedon explicitly stating the films will carry on as if Coulson is DeaderThanDead.[[/note]]

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* Inverted with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, in which the films are the prime continuity, and the spinoff shows are Non-Serial ''Series''. ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', ''Series/AgentCarter'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', and ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'' are ostensibly part of the MCU, however the television productions have almost no impact on the direction of the films, and may as well exist in a separate universe altogether. This has caused no small amount of friction between the two studios, especially as the films can upset the status quo of the world at any time, and the showrunners are often left scrambling to keep up.[[note]]As happened following the massive shakeup caused by ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which actually ''dismantled [=SHIELD=]''. While ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' was still airing its second first season.[[/note]] Meanwhile it's been made clear numerous times that the films have no intent on using or referencing developments from the television side of things.[[note]]Case in point, the resurrection of EnsembleDarkHorse Phil Coulson in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', and Whedon explicitly stating the films will carry on as if Coulson is DeaderThanDead.[[/note]]
7th Jun '16 2:02:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' got a movie started after the series ended, but even this trope and AlternateContinuity couldn't fit everything into only a single movie, so they made '''two''': ''The False Songstress'' and ''The Wings of Goodbye''.
* The production team for the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' decided not to go the CompilationMovie route for the inevitable theatrical release (a'la ''Gundam'' and ''Yamato'') and instead produced a movie (''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'') that is in a parallel continuity with the TV series, presenting basically the same events as the series, but often in new ways. WordOfGod says that ''Do You Remember Love?'' is itself [[ShowWithinAShow a movie within the Macross universe]], and that the differences between the two are for dramatic purposes[[note]]Though Creator/ShojiKawamori has said that neither the TV show nor the movie is "main" canon, and he considers elements of both to be "true".[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' got a movie started after the series ended, but even this trope and AlternateContinuity couldn't fit everything into only a single movie, so they made '''two''': ''The False Songstress'' and ''The Wings of Goodbye''.
* ** The production team for the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' decided not to go the CompilationMovie route for the inevitable theatrical release (a'la (ala ''Gundam'' and ''Yamato'') and instead produced a movie (''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'') that is in a parallel continuity with the TV series, presenting basically the same events as the series, but often in new ways. WordOfGod says that ''Do You Remember Love?'' is itself [[ShowWithinAShow a movie within the Macross universe]], and that the differences between the two are for dramatic purposes[[note]]Though Creator/ShojiKawamori has said that neither the TV show nor the movie is are "main" canon, and he considers elements of both to be "true".[[/note]]
2nd Jun '16 3:34:02 PM nighttrainfm
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* Inverted with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, in which the films are the prime continuity, and the spinoff shows are Non-Serial ''Series''. ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', ''Series/AgentCarter'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', and ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'' are ostensibly part of the MCU, however the television productions have almost no impact on the direction of the films, and may as well exist in a separate universe altogether. This has caused no small amount of friction between the two studios, especially as the films can upset the status quo of the series at any time, and the showrunners are often left scrambling to keep up.[[note]]As happened following the massive shakeup caused by ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which actually ''dismantled shield''. While ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' was still airing its second season.[[/note]] Meanwhile it's been made clear numerous times that the films have no intent on using or referencing developments from the television side of things.[[note]]Case in point, the resurrection of EnsembleDarkHorse Phil Coulson in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', and Whedon explicitly stating the films will carry on as if Coulson is DeaderThanDead.[[/note]]

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* Inverted with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, in which the films are the prime continuity, and the spinoff shows are Non-Serial ''Series''. ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', ''Series/AgentCarter'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', and ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'' are ostensibly part of the MCU, however the television productions have almost no impact on the direction of the films, and may as well exist in a separate universe altogether. This has caused no small amount of friction between the two studios, especially as the films can upset the status quo of the series world at any time, and the showrunners are often left scrambling to keep up.[[note]]As happened following the massive shakeup caused by ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which actually ''dismantled shield''.[=SHIELD=]''. While ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' was still airing its second season.[[/note]] Meanwhile it's been made clear numerous times that the films have no intent on using or referencing developments from the television side of things.[[note]]Case in point, the resurrection of EnsembleDarkHorse Phil Coulson in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', and Whedon explicitly stating the films will carry on as if Coulson is DeaderThanDead.[[/note]]
2nd Jun '16 3:32:07 PM nighttrainfm
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** The revived series took a BroadStrikes approach to the '96 movie: the Eighth Doctor was repeatedly shown in flashbacks before making an in-person appearance in an online episode, and when the Master returned, we ([[UnexplainedRecovery uncharacteristically, actually]]) got a real explanation for his resurrection (which of course would be unneeded if he was last seen alive.) The points that really stick in the fans' craw have so far not been carried over - one season finale states that a Time Lord HalfHumanHybrid is ''impossible,'' which blows "I'm half human on my mother's side" right out of the water. A ''later'' finale suggested it might not be off the cards after all, but avoided saying anything definite.

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** The revived series took a BroadStrikes BroadStrokes approach to the '96 movie: the Eighth Doctor was repeatedly shown in flashbacks before making an in-person appearance in an online episode, and when the Master returned, we ([[UnexplainedRecovery uncharacteristically, actually]]) got a real explanation for his resurrection (which of course would be unneeded if he was last seen alive.) The points that really stick in the fans' craw have so far not been carried over - one season finale states that a Time Lord HalfHumanHybrid is ''impossible,'' which blows "I'm half human on my mother's side" right out of the water. A ''later'' finale suggested it might not be off the cards after all, but avoided saying anything definite.
2nd Jun '16 3:31:22 PM nighttrainfm
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* The two Dalek films made in the 1960s, ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD'' are completely out of continuity with the TV show ''Series/DoctorWho'', and deliberately so: the cast is completely different, the lead is a human scientist called Who, and only the basic design of the Daleks is carried over. The fact that the plots were adaptations of TV stories cements their non-canon status. Averted with the 1996 film, which was intended to be a bridge between the 1963-89 run and a planned revival which wound up in DevelopmentHell for various reasons until the BBC renewed the series in 2005, and is as canon inasmuch as ''Doctor Who'' has a canon (the Eighth Doctor occasionally makes appearances in flashbacks).
** The '96 movie is sort of a BroadStrokes deal: The points that sticks in fans' craw has so far not been carried over to the new series - one season finale states that a Time Lord HalfHumanHybrid is ''impossible,'' which blows "I'm half human on my mother's side" right out of the water (WordOfGod is that it was a joke). However, we have seen the Eighth Doctor in flashbacks, and when the Master returned, we ([[UnexplainedRecovery uncharacteristically, actually]]) got a real explanation for his resurrection (which of course would be unneeded if he was last seen alive.) In a preview web episode for the 50th Anniversary, the Eighth Doctor not only returns, but mentions his companions from the audio series, confirming not only his canonicity, but at least some of his audio adventures as well.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The two Dalek films made in the 1960s, ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD'' are completely out of continuity with the TV show ''Series/DoctorWho'', and deliberately so: the cast is completely different, the lead is a human scientist called Who, and only the basic design of the Daleks is carried over. The fact that the plots were adaptations of TV stories cements their non-canon status. Averted with the 1996 film, which was intended to be a bridge between the 1963-89 run and a planned revival which wound up in DevelopmentHell for various reasons until the BBC renewed the series in 2005, and is as canon inasmuch as ''Doctor Who'' has a canon (the Eighth Doctor occasionally makes appearances in flashbacks).
** The revived series took a BroadStrikes approach to the '96 movie is sort of a BroadStrokes deal: The points that sticks in fans' craw has so far not been carried over to the new series - one season finale states that a Time Lord HalfHumanHybrid is ''impossible,'' which blows "I'm half human on my mother's side" right out of the water (WordOfGod is that it was a joke). However, we have seen movie: the Eighth Doctor was repeatedly shown in flashbacks, flashbacks before making an in-person appearance in an online episode, and when the Master returned, we ([[UnexplainedRecovery uncharacteristically, actually]]) got a real explanation for his resurrection (which of course would be unneeded if he was last seen alive.) In a preview web episode for The points that really stick in the 50th Anniversary, fans' craw have so far not been carried over - one season finale states that a Time Lord HalfHumanHybrid is ''impossible,'' which blows "I'm half human on my mother's side" right out of the Eighth Doctor water. A ''later'' finale suggested it might not only returns, be off the cards after all, but mentions his companions from the audio series, confirming not only his canonicity, but at least some of his audio adventures as well.avoided saying anything definite.
2nd Jun '16 3:24:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' was an example of a Non-Serial Movie with a BigBudgetBeefUp to go along with it; specifically, all of the cheap sets and spandex costumes (not to mention the stock footage) were replaced with expensive, high quality sets and plasticized, form-fitting body armor, respectively. The film's plot was also a change from the series' norm at the time. The movie's lead villain, Ivan Ooze, was never seen in the series either. The movie is not part of the series canon, since it basically tells the same story as the third-season premiere multiparter (Rangers lose old powers, must earn new ninja-based powers), but with major changes (for instance, the Rangers get their ninja powers from the scantily clad Dulcea of the planet Phaedos rather than the robotic Ninjor, and the new villain is Ivan Ooze rather than Master Vile).

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
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''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' was an example of a Non-Serial Movie with a BigBudgetBeefUp to go along with it; specifically, all of the cheap sets and spandex costumes (not to mention the stock footage) were replaced with expensive, high quality sets and plasticized, form-fitting body armor, respectively. The film's plot was also a change from the series' norm at the time. The movie's lead villain, Ivan Ooze, was never seen in the series either. The movie is not part of the series canon, since it basically tells the same story as the third-season premiere multiparter (Rangers lose old powers, must earn new ninja-based powers), but with major changes (for instance, the Rangers get their ninja powers from the scantily clad Dulcea of the planet Phaedos rather than the robotic Ninjor, and the new villain is Ivan Ooze rather than Master Vile).
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