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25th Sep '16 6:21:33 AM Wymar
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** Spinoff series ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'' has six main games, even though the latest one released is only titled ''[[VideoGame/Persona5 5]]''. This is because [[VideoGame/Persona2 the second game]] is [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo actually two games]]. The spinoff sequels of the fourth game are simply named ''VideoGame/Persona4 *[[VideoGame/Persona4Arena insert]] [[VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax subtitle]] [[VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight here]]*'', but ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', which is a {{Midquel}} to [[{{Crossover}} both the third and fourth games]] (weird time shit is involved) drops the numbering rather than associating it with one game over the other.

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** Spinoff series ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'' has six main games, even though the latest one released is only titled ''[[VideoGame/Persona5 5]]''. This is because [[VideoGame/Persona2 the second game]] is [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo actually two games]]. The spinoff sequels of the fourth game are simply named ''VideoGame/Persona4 *[[VideoGame/Persona4Arena insert]] [[VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax subtitle]] [[VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight here]]*'', but ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', which is a {{Midquel}} to [[{{Crossover}} both the third and fourth games]] (weird time shit is involved) [[LetteredSequel drops the numbering numbering]] rather than associating it with one game over the other.
25th Sep '16 6:15:02 AM Wymar
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** Spinoff series ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'' has six main games, even though the latest one released is only titled ''[[VideoGame/Persona5 5]]''. This is because [[VideoGame/Persona2 the second game]] is [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo actually two games]]. The spinoff sequels of the fourth game are simply named ''VideoGame/Persona4 *[[VideoGame/Persona4Arena insert]] [[VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax subtitle]] [[VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight here]]*'', but ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', which is a {{Midquel}} to [[{{Crossover}} both the third and fourth games]] (weird time shit is involved) drops the numbering rather than associating it with one game over the other.
24th Sep '16 4:57:03 PM nombretomado
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* Not a movie series, but deserving of mention, are the cyborgs of ''{{Cyborg 009}}''. The protagonists are [[HollywoodCyborg cyborgs]] designated [=001-009=]. But the one that follows 009 ("zero zero nine") is named ''0010'' ("zero zero ten"), rather than the logical 010. The series also does this with [[spoiler:all subsequent cyborg characters.]]

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* Not a movie series, but deserving of mention, are the cyborgs of ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. The protagonists are [[HollywoodCyborg cyborgs]] designated [=001-009=]. But the one that follows 009 ("zero zero nine") is named ''0010'' ("zero zero ten"), rather than the logical 010. The series also does this with [[spoiler:all subsequent cyborg characters.]]
1st Sep '16 3:07:18 AM NamelessFragger
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*** And to cap it all off for extra confusion, ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2015'' did away with numbers altogether and is just ''Unreal Tournament'', with official sites instead retroactively referring to the first game as ''Unreal Tournament '99''.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' Franchise has 13 or so full games, and 21 instalments if you include expansion packs. The WW2 version of the game is titled ''Battlefield 1942'' & the sequel ''1943'', there is a ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' (set in the year of the title), while the "modern" version of the game were called ''VideoGame/Battlefield2'' (despite there not a Battlefield 1, as Battlefield 2 was the sequel to Battlefield 1942), ''VideoGame/Battlefield3'' & ''VideoGame/Battlefield4''. There is also a Bad Company 2.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' Franchise franchise has 13 or so full games, and 21 instalments installments if you include expansion packs. The WW2 version of Sure enough, it eventually fell into this trope.
** It began with ''VideoGame/Battlefield1942'', indicating its UsefulNotes/WorldWarII setting by year, and was remade much later as ''VideoGame/Battlefield1943'' for consoles. They also reused
the game is titled ''Battlefield 1942'' & the sequel ''1943'', there is a yearly title format for ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' (set in the year to convey its future setting.
** The straighter example
of the title), while the "modern" version of the game were called sequel numbering began with ''VideoGame/Battlefield2'' (despite there not and the "modern day" series along with it, although it's the ''third'' game in the franchise after ''Battlefield 1942'' and ''VideoGame/BattlefieldVietnam''. It may have been named that due to being a Battlefield 1, as Battlefield 2 truly "second generation" of Battlefield, with significant updates to the Refractor engine used at the time while ''Vietnam'' was the sequel to Battlefield 1942), mostly a total conversion of ''1942''.
***
''VideoGame/Battlefield3'' & ''VideoGame/Battlefield4''. There is (the ''eleventh'' game) and ''VideoGame/Battlefield4'' continue the trend of numbered entries being "modern combat" titles, but ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] it by having a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI setting.
** ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany''
also got a direct sequel called, quite unsurprisingly, ''Battlefield: Bad Company 2.2''.
13th Aug '16 2:08:25 PM nombretomado
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** Notably, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' is the only direct sequel of a game to be named like that. All the others (''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Revenant Wings]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'', ''DirgeOfCerberus'') are sticking with just a subtitle.

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** Notably, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' is the only direct sequel of a game to be named like that. All the others (''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Revenant Wings]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'', ''DirgeOfCerberus'') ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'') are sticking with just a subtitle.
24th Jul '16 10:39:49 AM nombretomado
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* The second to fourth''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books are numbered and [[ElectricBoogaloo subtitled]] as ''The Science of Discworld II: [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Globe]]'', ''The Science Of Discworld III: [[CharlesDarwin Darwin's]] Watch'' and ''The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day''.

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* The second to fourth''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books are numbered and [[ElectricBoogaloo subtitled]] as ''The Science of Discworld II: [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Globe]]'', ''The Science Of Discworld III: [[CharlesDarwin [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin's]] Watch'' and ''The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day''.
12th Jul '16 1:07:41 AM jormis29
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' Franchise has 13 or so full games, and 21 instalments if you include expansion packs. The WW2 version of the game is titled Battlefield 1942 & the sequel 1943, there is a Battlefield 2142 (set in the year of the title), while the "modern" version of the game were called Battlefield 2 (despite there not a Battlefield 1, as Battlefield 2 was the sequel to Battlefield 1942), Battlefield 3 & Battlefield 4, with a strong likelyhood of a Battlefield 5 being released in 2015. There is also a Bad Company 2.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' Franchise has 13 or so full games, and 21 instalments if you include expansion packs. The WW2 version of the game is titled Battlefield 1942 ''Battlefield 1942'' & the sequel 1943, ''1943'', there is a Battlefield 2142 ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' (set in the year of the title), while the "modern" version of the game were called Battlefield 2 ''VideoGame/Battlefield2'' (despite there not a Battlefield 1, as Battlefield 2 was the sequel to Battlefield 1942), Battlefield 3 ''VideoGame/Battlefield3'' & Battlefield 4, with a strong likelyhood of a Battlefield 5 being released in 2015.''VideoGame/Battlefield4''. There is also a Bad Company 2.
22nd Jun '16 10:13:10 PM PaulA
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* Before the Godfather there had already been the Kraut Westerns ''Film/{{Winnetou}} I'', ''Winnetou II'', and ''Winnetou III'' (1963-1965), although these were named after the books they were based on. Although these examples of the highly successful Karl May franchise did not sell that well outside Germany, they were taken notice of in America because they showed that the Western genre was not dead yet.

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* Before the Godfather there had already been the Kraut Westerns ''Film/{{Winnetou}} I'', ''Film/WinnetouI'', ''Winnetou II'', and ''Winnetou III'' (1963-1965), although these were named after the books they were based on. Although these examples of the highly successful Karl May franchise did not sell that well outside Germany, they were taken notice of in America because they showed that the Western genre was not dead yet.
19th Jun '16 3:50:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one of the least intuitively named movie series yet, ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' was followed sequentially by ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'' and now a fourth movie simply called ''Film/FastAndFurious''. However, this makes more sense than it appears, as ''Tokyo Drift'' is a sequel InNameOnly while the new film is a return to the original cast and setting. Then the fifth movie goes back to numbers is called ''Film/FastFive'', followed by ''Film/FastAndFurious6''. Yes, the sequel to ''Fast and Furious'' is ''Fast Five'', and the sequel to ''Fast Five'' is ''Fast and Furious 6'' -- note the non-existence of Fast and Furious 2-5.

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* In one of the least intuitively named movie series yet, ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' was followed sequentially by ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'' and now a fourth movie simply called ''Film/FastAndFurious''. However, this makes more sense than it appears, as ''Tokyo Drift'' is a sequel InNameOnly while the new film is a return to the original cast and setting. Then the fifth movie goes back to numbers is called ''Film/FastFive'', followed by ''Film/FastAndFurious6''. Yes, the sequel to ''Fast and Furious'' is ''Fast Five'', and the sequel to ''Fast Five'' is ''Fast and Furious 6'' -- note the non-existence of Fast and Furious 2-5.
10th Jun '16 2:38:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* For its European release, Italian director Creator/LucioFulci heavily re-cut George Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' to produce what was essentially a completely different movie, which he titled ''Zombi''. After its success, Fulci went on to produce five sequels, which were titled ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'', ''Zombi 3'', and so forth. ''Zombi 2'' was simply retitled ''Zombie'' for its North American release, but the later sequels shared their numbering on both sides of the pond - meaning that while you can find ''Zombie'', ''Zombie 3'', and ''Zombie 4'' at your local video rental outlet, there is no movie available in North America titled ''Zombie 2''.

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* For its European release, Italian director Creator/LucioFulci heavily re-cut George Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' to produce what was essentially a completely different movie, which he titled ''Zombi''. After its success, Fulci went on to produce five sequels, which were titled ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'', ''Zombi 3'', and so forth. ''Zombi 2'' was simply retitled ''Zombie'' for its North American release, but the later sequels shared their numbering on both sides of the pond - meaning that while you can find ''Zombie'', ''Zombie 3'', and ''Zombie 4'' at your local video rental outlet, there is no movie available in North America titled ''Zombie 2''.
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