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12th Sep '17 12:07:31 PM twilicorn
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** Played straight with "The Ricklantis Mixup", a.k.a. "Tales from the Citadel". It's focused entirely on different Ricks and Mortys from the newly-reformed Council of Ricks.
10th Sep '17 8:10:55 PM Doug86
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* Speaking of Thor, ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' #536 and #537 were used to set the stage for Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's ''Thor'' relaunch. The plot had the FF trying to prevent DoctorDoom from claiming the deceased Thor's hammer, which was revealed to have landed near Broxton, Oklahoma after the events of [[{{Gotterdammerung}} Ragnarok]].

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* Speaking of Thor, ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' #536 and #537 were used to set the stage for Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's ''Thor'' relaunch. The plot had the FF trying to prevent DoctorDoom Comicbook/DoctorDoom from claiming the deceased Thor's hammer, which was revealed to have landed near Broxton, Oklahoma after the events of [[{{Gotterdammerung}} Ragnarok]].
7th Sep '17 12:31:36 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'', the legend of the priestess from another world and her chosen warriors is mentioned briefly, but overall has no purpose in the chapter. The supposed protagonist Suzuno doesn't even actively appear, she only shows up as an image on the final page. The chapter barely feels like it has anything to do with Fushigi Yuugi to begin with, with the sole revelation being that [[spoiler: one of the two main characters, the IneffectualLoner Nirusha, is actually the Seiryuu warrior ''Miboshi'']]! ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'', the proper story of Suzuno, wouldn't begin until 2017, two years after ''Byakko Ibun'' was released.

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'', the legend of the priestess from another world and her chosen warriors is mentioned briefly, but overall has no purpose in the chapter. The supposed protagonist Suzuno doesn't even actively appear, she only shows up as an image on the final page. The chapter barely feels like it has anything to do with Fushigi Yuugi to begin with, with the sole revelation being that [[spoiler: one of the two main characters, the IneffectualLoner Nirusha, is actually the Seiryuu warrior ''Miboshi'']]! ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'', the proper story of Suzuno, wouldn't begin until 2017, two years after ''Byakko Ibun'' was released.
28th Aug '17 1:42:04 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'', the legend of the priestess from another world and her chosen warriors is mentioned briefly, but overall has no purpose in the chapter. Suzuno doesn't even actively appear, she only shows up as an image on the final page. The chapter barely feels like it has anything to do with Fushigi Yuugi to begin with, with the sole revelation being that [[spoiler: Nirusha is actually the Seiryuu warrior ''Miboshi'']]! ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'', the proper story of Suzuno, wouldn't begin until 2017, two years after ''Byakko Ibun'' was released.

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'', the legend of the priestess from another world and her chosen warriors is mentioned briefly, but overall has no purpose in the chapter. The supposed protagonist Suzuno doesn't even actively appear, she only shows up as an image on the final page. The chapter barely feels like it has anything to do with Fushigi Yuugi to begin with, with the sole revelation being that [[spoiler: Nirusha one of the two main characters, the IneffectualLoner Nirusha, is actually the Seiryuu warrior ''Miboshi'']]! ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'', the proper story of Suzuno, wouldn't begin until 2017, two years after ''Byakko Ibun'' was released.
28th Aug '17 1:38:51 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Read the first chapter of ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' and see how the legend of the priestess from another world and her chosen warriors is mentioned briefly, but overall has no purpose in the chapter. The main character Suzuno doesn't even actively appear, she only shows up as an image on the final page. The chapter barely feels like it has anything to do with Fushigi Yuugi to begin with, with the sole revelation being that [[spoiler: Nirusha is actually the Seiryuu warrior ''Miboshi'']]!

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* Read the first chapter of ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' and see how In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'', the legend of the priestess from another world and her chosen warriors is mentioned briefly, but overall has no purpose in the chapter. The main character Suzuno doesn't even actively appear, she only shows up as an image on the final page. The chapter barely feels like it has anything to do with Fushigi Yuugi to begin with, with the sole revelation being that [[spoiler: Nirusha is actually the Seiryuu warrior ''Miboshi'']]!''Miboshi'']]! ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'', the proper story of Suzuno, wouldn't begin until 2017, two years after ''Byakko Ibun'' was released.
20th Aug '17 12:37:50 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' put the characters of Gwen and Kevin [[PutOnABus on a bus]], but three episodes focus on how they're doing at Gwen's college. Those episodes give Gwen a new superhero identity (Lucky Girl, a revamp of an old alias from the original series), feature supporting cast members like Professor Xagliv and a [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] Hex, stick [[TheRival Charmcaster]] in a position where Gwen says she can [[HeelFaceTurn also reform and become a friend]], and set [[EvilOverlord the evil alien turtle Adwaita]] loose to become a potential BigBad to Gwen. WordOfGod is that these episodes could be spun off into a Lucky Girl show for CN Asia ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff where Gwen is immensely popular]]), though it hasn't happened yet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' put the characters of Gwen and Kevin [[PutOnABus on a bus]], but three episodes focus on how they're doing at Gwen's college. Those episodes give Gwen a new superhero identity (Lucky Girl, a revamp of an old alias from the original series), feature supporting cast members like Professor Xagliv and a [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] Hex, stick [[TheRival Charmcaster]] in a position where Gwen says she can [[HeelFaceTurn also reform and become a friend]], and set [[EvilOverlord the evil alien turtle Adwaita]] loose to become a potential BigBad to Gwen. WordOfGod is that these episodes could be spun off into a Lucky Girl show for CN Asia ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff where Gwen is immensely popular]]), though it hasn't happened yet. popular]]). It never materialised due to the lacklustre reception of ''Omniverse'', which was replaced by the ContinuityReboot [[WesternAnimation/Ben102016 two years]] after its end.
7th Aug '17 5:37:06 AM nighttrainfm
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** A big criticism of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is that significant chunks of the movie rather blatantly exist to set up ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and the above-mentioned ''Film/BlackPanther'' movie.

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** A big criticism of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is that significant chunks of the movie rather blatantly exist to set up ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and the above-mentioned ''Film/BlackPanther'' ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' movie.
26th Jul '17 6:41:37 AM StFan
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* A large chunk of the plot in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', such as Harry Osborn's transformation into the Green Goblin and subsequent meeting with Gustav Fiers in TheStinger, was clearly meant to set up the ''Film/SinisterSix'' movie.

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* A large chunk of the plot in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', such as Harry Osborn's transformation into the Green Goblin and subsequent meeting with Gustav Fiers in TheStinger, was clearly meant to set up the ''Film/SinisterSix'' ''Script/SinisterSix'' movie.



** However, Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (and TheStinger with him) is considered quite awesome, to the point where he really was the only choice to play the lead role in the actual ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' movie. However, though ''Origins'' leaves its version of Deadpool salvageable (with the brainwashing apparently undone in the end, he's free to put on a mask and act like the Wade from the scenes people ''like'' while having the comics' version of the face behind the mask), the ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' film ended up being a complete ContinuityReboot that is much TruerToTheText (with Deadpool getting back his [[BreakingtheFourthWall fourth wall breaking powers]] and ComedicSociopathy, while shedding the EyeBeams, [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Blades Below the Shoulders]], and {{Teleportation}}[[note]]though he's frequently had access to artificial teleporters in the comics, it's nothing like what's depicted in ''Origins''[[/note]]). These differences were (naturally) lampshaded in ''Deadpool'', where a scene begins with a shot focused on an action figure of Deadpool's original appearance and Wade saying "this is my most prized possession" before it's revealed he's talking about a [[Music/{{Wham}} Wham!]] album underneath the action figure.

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** However, Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (and TheStinger with him) is considered quite awesome, to the point where he really was the only choice to play the lead role in the actual ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' movie. However, though ''Origins'' leaves its version of Deadpool salvageable (with the brainwashing apparently undone in the end, he's free to put on a mask and act like the Wade from the scenes people ''like'' while having the comics' version of the face behind the mask), the ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' ''Film/Deadpool2016'' film ended up being a complete ContinuityReboot that is much TruerToTheText (with Deadpool getting back his [[BreakingtheFourthWall fourth wall fourth-wall breaking powers]] and ComedicSociopathy, while shedding the EyeBeams, [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Blades Below the Shoulders]], and {{Teleportation}}[[note]]though he's frequently had access to artificial teleporters in the comics, it's nothing like what's depicted in ''Origins''[[/note]]). These differences were (naturally) lampshaded in ''Deadpool'', where a scene begins with a shot focused on an action figure of Deadpool's original appearance and Wade saying "this is my most prized possession" before it's revealed he's talking about a [[Music/{{Wham}} Wham!]] ''[[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]]'' album underneath the action figure.



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* The first episode of ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'' was aired as part of ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''.
* The first episode of ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'' was aired as Episode 537 of ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', in a transparent attempt to get listeners. It worked beyond the creators' wildest dreams.

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* The first Wrestling/{{WWE}} did something like this shortly after acquiring Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 2001, trying to test the waters for a separate WWE-run WCW show during a ''Monday Night Raw'' episode of ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'' emanating from Tacoma, WA. They covered the ring in WCW logos, replaced their own commentators with Arn Anderson and Scott Hudson, and had Buff Bagwell and Booker T wrestle a match on July 2. Unfortunately the crowd hated this, so the whole thing was aired as part of ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''.
* The first episode of ''Podcast/{{Serial}}''
thrown under the bus quickly (the infamous "Invasion" angle is what was aired as Episode 537 of ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', in a transparent attempt to get listeners. It worked beyond spawned from the creators' wildest dreams.failure of using WCW as an entirely separate entity).
* WCW themselves took a swing at this in late 1997 when the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder "took over" ''Monday Nitro'' on Dec. 22, running it as "''[=nWo=] Monday Nitro''", complete with set changes and a modified ''Nitro'' logo with the [=nWo=] logo in place of WCW's. While on the surface this looked like just another typical [=nWo=] angle, it was actually meant to be a test to see if they could maintain a solid audience with an [=nWo=]-focused show, as WCW was planning to roll out ''Thunder'' as a secondary program the following year, and had originally hoped to run ''Thunder'' as the WCW program and turn ''Nitro'' into a standalone [=nWo=] show. However. there wasn't enough audience interest and the time they took to restructure the show around the [=nWo=] wasn't seen as worthwhile, so the idea didn't go any further than this one episode.



[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} did something like this shortly after acquiring Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 2001, trying to test the waters for a separate WWE-run WCW show during a ''Monday Night Raw'' episode emanating from Tacoma, WA. They covered the ring in WCW logos, replaced their own commentators with Arn Anderson and Scott Hudson, and had Buff Bagwell and Booker T wrestle a match on July 2. Unfortunately the crowd hated this, so the whole thing was thrown under the bus quickly (the infamous "Invasion" angle is what was spawned from the failure of using WCW as an entirely separate entity).
* WCW themselves took a swing at this in late 1997 when the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder "took over" ''Monday Nitro'' on Dec. 22, running it as "''[=nWo=] Monday Nitro''", complete with set changes and a modified ''Nitro'' logo with the [=nWo=] logo in place of WCW's. While on the surface this looked like just another typical [=nWo=] angle, it was actually meant to be a test to see if they could maintain a solid audience with an [=nWo=]-focused show, as WCW was planning to roll out ''Thunder'' as a secondary program the following year, and had originally hoped to run ''Thunder'' as the WCW program and turn ''Nitro'' into a standalone [=nWo=] show. However. there wasn't enough audience interest and the time they took to restructure the show around the [=nWo=] wasn't seen as worthwhile, so the idea didn't go any further than this one episode.
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} did something like this shortly after acquiring Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 2001, trying to test the waters for a separate WWE-run WCW show during a ''Monday Night Raw'' episode emanating from Tacoma, WA. They covered the ring in WCW logos, replaced their own commentators with Arn Anderson and Scott Hudson, and had Buff Bagwell and Booker T wrestle a match on July 2. Unfortunately the crowd hated this, so the whole thing was thrown under the bus quickly (the infamous "Invasion" angle is what was spawned from the failure of using WCW as an entirely separate entity).
* WCW themselves took a swing at this in late 1997 when the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder "took over" ''Monday Nitro'' on Dec. 22, running it as "''[=nWo=] Monday Nitro''", complete with set changes and a modified ''Nitro'' logo with the [=nWo=] logo in place of WCW's. While on the surface this looked like just another typical [=nWo=] angle, it was actually meant to be a test to see if they could maintain a solid audience with an [=nWo=]-focused show, as WCW was planning to roll out ''Thunder'' as a secondary program the following year, and had originally hoped to run ''Thunder'' as the WCW program and turn ''Nitro'' into a standalone [=nWo=] show. However. there wasn't enough audience interest and the time they took to restructure the show around the [=nWo=] wasn't seen as worthwhile, so the idea didn't go any further than this one episode.
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* The first episode of ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'' was aired as part of ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe''.
* The first episode of ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'' was aired as Episode 537 of ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', in a transparent attempt to get listeners. It worked beyond the creators' wildest dreams.



* Ethan originally intended Webvideo/TheDoubleAgent to be about reviewing other reviewers and also about random topics (as his first episode is about the worse types of Halloween candy) after he left his first show Webvideo/WorstMusicOfTheYear behind, but he slowly warmed up to talking about music again.

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* Ethan originally intended Webvideo/TheDoubleAgent ''Webvideo/TheDoubleAgent'' to be about reviewing other reviewers and also about random topics (as his first episode is about the worse types of Halloween candy) after he left his first show Webvideo/WorstMusicOfTheYear behind, but he slowly warmed up to talking about music again.



-->'''Eruptor:''' That dude was so cool. I wish we could have gotten to know him better.
-->'''Master Eon:''' Yes, Eruptor, Crash was quite the aspirational hero whose wacky adventures would make for addictive weekly viewing.

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-->'''Eruptor:''' That dude was so cool. I wish we could have gotten to know him better.
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'''Master
Eon:''' Yes, Eruptor, Crash was quite the aspirational hero whose wacky adventures would make for addictive weekly viewing.
9th Jun '17 7:04:52 PM Lemia
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* ''Film/TheMummy2017'' has Dr. Jekyll, a character typically ''not'' associated with mummies, show up to explain plot points and make references to a secret society of monster hunters to set up a "Dark Universe", a series of films about classic Universal monsters.

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* ''Film/TheMummy2017'' has Dr. Jekyll, a character typically ''not'' associated with mummies, show up to explain plot points and make references to a secret society of monster hunters to set up a future "Dark Universe", a series of Universe" films about classic Universal monsters.monsters like the Bride of Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and Frankenstein's monster.
9th Jun '17 4:09:21 PM Lemia
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* ''Film/TheMummy2017'' has Dr. Jekyll, a character typically ''not'' associated with mummies, show up to explain plot points and make references to a secret society of monster hunters to set up a "Dark Universe", a series of films about classic Universal monsters.
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