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* ''Series/StrangerThings'' Season 2 named itself as ''Stranger Things 2''.
28th Oct '17 5:15:19 PM LorienTheYounger
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** The first film of the sequel trilogy is officially called ''Star Wars: Episode VII:'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens''; however, it's being marketed simply as ''Star Wars: The Force Awakens''.

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** The first film of the sequel trilogy was marketed simply as ''Star Wars: The Force Awakens'', in contrast to the prequel films. Unlike the prequels, this is officially also its official title although it is still called ''Star Wars: Episode VII:'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens''; however, it's being marketed simply as ''Star ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' in its opening crawl. Likewise for the next film, ''Film/TheLastJedi Star Wars: The Force Awakens''.Last Jedi''.



* The four movies of the Franchise/{{Rambo}} franchise were originally named and ordered thusly: ''Film/FirstBlood'', ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', ''Film/RamboIII'', and ''Film/{{Rambo}}''. Note the conspicuous absense of "''Rambo II''" -- they followed up a movie called "''Rambo''" with "''Rambo III''", and followed ''that'' with ''another movie called "Rambo"''. Even Sly was confused, but then, he usually is.
** This becomes evenmore confusing with the [[MarketBasedTitle exported titles]]: In France, they are known as ''Rambo'', ''Rambo II'', ''Rambo III'' and ''John Rambo''.
*** In Brazil, it's more straightforward, with some [[TheForeignSubtitle subtitles added]]: ''Rambo - Programmed to Kill'', ''Rambo II: The Mission'' (fun fact: "The Mission" is the equivalent of "ElectricBoogaloo" in that country), ''Rambo III'' and ''Rambo IV'' .

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* The four movies of the Franchise/{{Rambo}} franchise were originally named and ordered thusly: ''Film/FirstBlood'', ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', ''Film/RamboIII'', and ''Film/{{Rambo}}''. Note how "Rambo" goes from being the conspicuous absense subtitle of "''Rambo II''" -- they followed up a the second movie called "''Rambo''" with "''Rambo III''", and followed ''that'' with ''another movie called "Rambo"''. Even Sly was confused, but then, he usually is.
to the main title of the third. The fourth movie, released twenty years after the third, is a clear case of StoppedNumberingSequels.
** This becomes evenmore confusing with In France, the [[MarketBasedTitle exported titles]]: In France, they titles]] are known as ''Rambo'', ''Rambo II'', ''Rambo III'' and ''John Rambo''.
*** In Brazil, it's more straightforward, with some [[TheForeignSubtitle subtitles added]]: ''Rambo - Programmed to Kill'', ''Rambo II: The Mission'' (fun fact: "The Mission" is the equivalent of "ElectricBoogaloo" in that country), ''Rambo III'' and ''Rambo IV'' .IV''.



* In one of the least intuitively named movie series yet, ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' was followed sequentially by ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'' and 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 Each of the least intuitively named movie series yet, sequels to ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' uses a different title format, most of which incorporate the movie's number in some way. The [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo second movie]] was followed sequentially by ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', titled ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious''. The next two were unnumbered: ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'' and a fourth movie simply called ''Film/FastAndFurious''. However, this makes ''Film/FastAndFurious'' these names make more sense than it appears, as ''Tokyo Drift'' is a sequel InNameOnly while the new fourth 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, ''Film/FastAndFurious6'', then ''Film/Furious7''. The eighth movie ''Film/TheFateOfTheFurious'' is technically unnumbered but does incorporate the sequel to ''Fast and Furious'' is ''Fast Five'', and sound of the sequel to ''Fast Five'' is ''Fast and Furious 6'' -- note the non-existence of Fast and Furious 2-5.number in its title (i.e. "F'''ate'''").



* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies did this starting with ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]'' and ending with ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Undiscovered Country]]'', spanning all of the films based on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Although, the original onscreen title for the second movie (and its novelization) was simply ''Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan''. The "II" was added to later prints and home-video editions. Movies based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'' abandoned it though they are sometimes referred to as 7 through 10 by the fans. As the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 film]] is simply called ''Star Trek'', it is also unofficially referred to as ''Star Trek XI''.

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies did this starting with ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]'' and ending with ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Undiscovered Country]]'', spanning all of the films based on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Although, the original onscreen title for the second movie (and its novelization) was simply ''Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan''. The "II" was added to later prints and home-video editions. Movies based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'' abandoned it though they are sometimes referred to as 7 through 10 by the fans. As the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 film]] is simply called ''Star Trek'', it is also unofficially referred to as ''Star Trek XI''.



* The first three ''Film/MissionImpossible'' films do this. Then the fourth was ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol''. The fifth follows suit with ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation''.

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* The first three ''Film/MissionImpossible'' films do this. Then From the fourth was ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol''. The fifth follows suit with ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation''.movie onwards, they use subtitles instead.
4th Oct '17 3:48:03 PM abcdef-no
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*WebVideo/TheAdventuresOfSheepAndChicken:Part Three of the first series is titled Part III
20th Sep '17 10:03:12 AM Baeraad555
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* Megan [=McCafferty=]'s popular series includes ''Sloppy Firsts'', ''Second Helpings'', ''Charmed Thirds'', ''Fourth Comings'', and will conclude in April 2009 with ''Perfect Fifths''.

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* Megan [=McCafferty=]'s popular Literature/JessicaDarling series includes ''Sloppy Firsts'', ''Second Helpings'', ''Charmed Thirds'', ''Fourth Comings'', and will conclude in April 2009 with ''Perfect Fifths''.
16th Sep '17 11:19:15 AM nombretomado
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** When the ''Super Mario'' games were rereleased for the GameBoyAdvance, gamers were treated to ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Super Mario Advance]]'' ''';''' ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2]]'' ''';''' ''[[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3]]'' ''';''' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3]]''.

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** When the ''Super Mario'' games were rereleased for the GameBoyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, gamers were treated to ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Super Mario Advance]]'' ''';''' ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2]]'' ''';''' ''[[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3]]'' ''';''' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3]]''.



* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors'' for the NES was followed by two sequels on the same console, ''Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II'' and ''Kuros, Visions of Power: Wizards and Warriors III''. There was also a side-game for the GameBoy titled ''Wizards and Warriors Chapter X: The Fortress of Fear'', which came out between ''II'' and ''III'', making us wonder where ''IV'' to ''IX'' went.

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* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors'' for the NES was followed by two sequels on the same console, ''Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II'' and ''Kuros, Visions of Power: Wizards and Warriors III''. There was also a side-game for the GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy titled ''Wizards and Warriors Chapter X: The Fortress of Fear'', which came out between ''II'' and ''III'', making us wonder where ''IV'' to ''IX'' went.



* The only numbered sequels to the original ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}'' were ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' for the NES, as well as the oddly named ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' for the SNES. Ironically ''III'' is actually a ''prequel'' to the first game in terms of setting, while ''IV'' is a remake; neither had a numbered title in Japan. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheAdventure'' for the GameBoy had its own sequel, titled ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge''. The rest of the series simply used subtitles (most of the time).

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* The only numbered sequels to the original ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}'' were ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' for the NES, as well as the oddly named ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' for the SNES. Ironically ''III'' is actually a ''prequel'' to the first game in terms of setting, while ''IV'' is a remake; neither had a numbered title in Japan. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheAdventure'' for the GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy had its own sequel, titled ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge''. The rest of the series simply used subtitles (most of the time).



* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' had two numbered sequels on the PCEngine, and ''Super Fire Pro Wrestling'' had two numbered sequels on the SuperFamicom. The rest of the series StoppedNumberingSequels in Japan, though the second GameBoyAdvance installment was released as ''Fire Pro Wrestling 2'' in the U.S.

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* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' had two numbered sequels on the PCEngine, and ''Super Fire Pro Wrestling'' had two numbered sequels on the SuperFamicom. The rest of the series StoppedNumberingSequels in Japan, though the second GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance installment was released as ''Fire Pro Wrestling 2'' in the U.S.
9th Jul '17 4:02:33 PM nombretomado
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* WorldWarII, the "sequel" to the Great War also known as the War to End All Wars that is now commonly referred to as World War I. Of course, there is also the as yet hypothetical WorldWarIII. [[WorldWarWhatever Higher numbered World Wars]] are occasionally referenced in media set far enough into the future.

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* WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the "sequel" to the Great War also known as the War to End All Wars that is now commonly referred to as World War I. Of course, there is also the as yet hypothetical WorldWarIII. [[WorldWarWhatever Higher numbered World Wars]] are occasionally referenced in media set far enough into the future.
23rd Jun '17 1:44:24 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Creator/idSoftware likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.

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* Creator/idSoftware Creator/{{id Software}} likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.
23rd Jun '17 1:43:50 PM SolidSonicTH
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* id Software likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.

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* id Software Creator/idSoftware likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.
23rd Jun '17 1:40:51 PM SolidSonicTH
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* id Software likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.

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* id Software likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.
** Finally averted (well over 30 years after the series started) with the 2017 sequel to ''The New Order'', ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''.



* The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series never had a numbered sequel until 2017 (despite its origins as a series coming from the early 1980s), when the sequel to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' would be titled "''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''".
23rd Jun '17 1:39:12 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series never had a numbered sequel until 2017, when the sequel to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' would be titled "''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''".

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* The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series never had a numbered sequel until 2017, 2017 (despite its origins as a series coming from the early 1980s), when the sequel to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' would be titled "''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''".
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