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13th May '17 12:05:35 PM WelcomeToYourTape
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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' was originally a completed series at a mere 40 episodes, with a conclusion similar to the ending of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' (the Japanese basis for the first season) where Rita Repulsa was re-captured and thrown back into space in her dumpster after the defeat of Cyclopsis. However, the explosion in merchandise sales early into the series convinced Saban to pay Toei to film more action footage to extend the first season to 60 episodes (some which were left over and eventually used for the second season), as well as enter a contract for adapting whole future seasons. Traces of the original series finale are evident in the VERY choppy Command Center scene at the end of the aired version of "Doomsday Part 2" (in which Zordon offers the Rangers a chance to retire, even though Rita is still loose).
** ''Power Rangers in Space'' was also initially set to be the final season following ''Power Rangers Turbo'', and made great strides to finish off existing plot threads, even killing off established characters and redeeming others. The ratings were so good for ''In Space'' that the series was recommisioned.
** ''Power Rangers RPM'' was to be the final season, as Disney had decided to shelf the entire series. However, when Saban bought the series back, they decided to continue with a new Sentai adaptation, forcing a final decision on whether RPM's {{After the End}} plot would be canon. (It is, sort of...)

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' was originally a completed series at a mere 40 episodes, with a conclusion similar to the ending of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' (the Japanese basis for the first season) where Rita Repulsa was re-captured and thrown back into space in her dumpster after the defeat of Cyclopsis. However, the explosion in merchandise sales early into the series convinced Saban to pay Toei to film more action footage to extend the first season to 60 episodes (some which were left over and eventually used for the second season), as well as enter a contract for adapting whole future seasons. Traces of the original series finale are evident in the VERY choppy Command Center scene at the end of the aired version of "Doomsday Part 2" (in which Zordon offers the Rangers a chance to retire, even though Rita is still loose).
** ''Power Rangers in Space'' was also initially set to be the final season following ''Power Rangers Turbo'', and made great strides to finish off existing plot threads, even killing off established characters and redeeming others. The ratings were so good for ''In Space'' that the series was recommisioned.
** ''Power Rangers RPM'' was to be the final season, season of Power Ranger, as Disney had decided to shelf the entire series. However, when Saban bought the series back, they decided to continue with a new Sentai adaptation, forcing a final decision on whether RPM's {{After the End}} plot would be canon. (It is, sort of...)) Unlike most example the post-script seasons didn't mean anything since each season was a new beginning since PowerRangersLostGalaxy
24th Apr '17 9:37:53 PM Isaac_Heller
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** It's also evident in that previous seasons stuck pretty strongly to the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, while Season Five's BigBad the Brain was, while still very dangerous, much less so than Season Four's Trigon (because really, there's really no way to go ''up'' from the resident GodOfEvil). To compensate, the writers brought back nearly every villain the show had ever had (aside from the previous seasonal Big Bads) plus several new ones, to serve in Brain's LegionOfDoom. This might also explain why Season five shifted to episodes focused on minor characters or on characters who only appeared in the comics.

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** It's also evident in that previous seasons stuck pretty strongly to the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, while Season Five's BigBad the Brain was, while still very dangerous, much less so than Season Four's Trigon (because really, there's really no way to go ''up'' from the resident GodOfEvil). To compensate, the writers brought back nearly every villain the show had ever had (aside from the previous seasonal Big Bads) plus several new ones, to serve in Brain's LegionOfDoom. This might also explain why Season five Five shifted to episodes focused on minor characters or on characters who only appeared in the comics.
24th Apr '17 9:33:43 PM Isaac_Heller
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* The fifth season of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', which even has its own unique title: "Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
28th Mar '17 3:33:46 PM josh6243
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** ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' takes place after the events of the ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'' TV series, as in one scenario, Sara commiserates with Usso Evin about his first love being a traitor as it Shin reenacts the moment where Katejina Loos defects to the Zanscare Empire ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'', but tells him that better lovers can be quite close at hand (referring to Shinobu in ''Dancougar'').

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** ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' takes place after the events of the ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'' TV series, as in one scenario, Sara commiserates with Usso Evin about his first love being a traitor as it Shin reenacts the moment where Katejina Loos defects to the Zanscare Empire ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'', but tells him that better lovers can be quite close at hand (referring to Shinobu in ''Dancougar'').


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*** The plots for the ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' anime at the time of ''V'' have already been dealt with, so ''V'' focuses pretty much exclusively on novel-only content. Still doesn't stop Gauron, Gates, Yu Fan and Yu Lan from serving as bosses, though.
26th Mar '17 8:17:39 PM josh6243
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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV''
*** Most ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' entries have already been finished before the start of the game: ''Zeta'', ''ZZ'', and ''Char's Counterattack'' have all occurred in the Universal Century world within the past 2 years, ''Crossbone's'' plot has happened in the New Correct Century world to "make way" for ''Skull Heart'', and ''Gundam Seed Destiny'' finished up in the Anno Domini world about a year ago, taking place at the same time as ''Gundam 00's'' second season (with the original ''Seed'' taking place alongside the first season).
*** The "Invicible" duo are also this. Almost all of the [[Anime/Daitarn3 Meganoids]] have been eliminated, and the plot of Anime/Zambot3 ''Anime/Zambot3'' is stopped early at the apex of the plot of Gundam 00's of ''Gundam 00's'' second season when Celestial Being is reported to have driven the Gaizok out by themselves. [[spoiler:That being said, Kappei's family still averts SparedByTheAdaptation.]]
19th Mar '17 7:56:31 AM Gosicrystal
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* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series creator Shu Takumi intended to end the story with the third game, so he set out to tie all the loose ends and give a proper send off to his characters. The problem? The game became a smash hit in Japan and surprisingly, it got a huge reception overseas as well. This soon prompted Capcom to make [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney a new game for the series]] but Takumi, whose story with the original characters was closed in the third game, wanted to create a whole new story with brand new characters. Capcom thought the game would become a failure if it didn't have the original protagonist so they forced his inclusion in the game. The result? A game that can very well be its own story, but at the same time, suffers from the lack of connectivity to the older games.
** Takumi also intended to end the series with that game but, once again, Capcom pushed for [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies a new game]]. This time though, Takumi stepped out and left the series' future to another team, although he would [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney continue to]] work on [[VideoGame/DaiGyakutenSaiban more AA games]].

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* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series creator Shu Takumi intended to end the story with the third game, so he set out to tie all the loose ends and give a proper send off to his characters. The problem? The game became a smash hit in Japan and surprisingly, it got a huge reception overseas as well. This soon prompted Capcom to make [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney a new game for the series]] but Takumi, whose story with the original characters was closed in the third game, wanted to create a whole new story with brand new characters. Capcom thought the game would become a failure if it didn't have the original protagonist so they forced his inclusion in the game. The result? A game that can very well be its own story, but at the same time, suffers from the lack of connectivity to the older games. \n** Takumi also intended to end the series with that game but, once again, Capcom pushed for [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies a new game]]. This time though, Takumi stepped out and left the series' future to another team, although he would [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney continue to]] work on [[VideoGame/DaiGyakutenSaiban more AA games]].
16th Mar '17 9:00:15 PM jormis29
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** Ratings for season 8 suffered and the show was not renewed as a result. However, the last stretch of episodes were highly praised for shaking up the series' status quo dramatically (and ended with Jack on the run and President Taylor disgraced and forced to resign from office over her role in the [[spoiler:Russian treaty]]). A year-and-a-half later, it was announced that the show would return in a limited series called ''24: Live Another Day''. Three years later, another limited series called ''24: Legacy'' (which doesn't feature Jack Bauer or any other returning characters, except [[spoiler:Tony]]) began in February.

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** Ratings for season 8 suffered and the show was not renewed as a result. However, the last stretch of episodes were highly praised for shaking up the series' status quo dramatically (and ended with Jack on the run and President Taylor disgraced and forced to resign from office over her role in the [[spoiler:Russian treaty]]). A year-and-a-half later, it was announced that the show would return in a limited series called ''24: Live Another Day''. ''Series/TwentyFourLiveAnotherDay''. Three years later, another limited series called ''24: Legacy'' ''Series/TwentyFourLegacy'' (which doesn't feature Jack Bauer or any other returning characters, except [[spoiler:Tony]]) began in February.
3rd Mar '17 10:57:05 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Series/PrisonBreak'' was an odd case of unplanned seasons. While the creators mentioned the show was only designed for two seasons, Fox squeezed a third season out of them in 2007-2008. This unfolded the same year when... you guessed it... the writer's strike happened. As a result, the third season was truncated to 13 episodes, and forced the writers to produce a fourth season to wrap up the show. Depending on who you ask, the fourth year was either a creative resurgence from the mediocre third season or a godawful train wreck of epic proportions. The controversial series ending was even more polarizing. And let's not even get into the cash grabbing DVD movie, The Final Break.

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* ''Series/PrisonBreak'' was an odd case of unplanned seasons. While the creators mentioned the show was only designed for two seasons, Fox squeezed a third season out of them in 2007-2008. This unfolded the same year when... you guessed it... the writer's strike happened. As a result, the third season was truncated to 13 episodes, and forced the writers to produce a fourth season to wrap up the show. Depending on who you ask, the fourth year was either a creative resurgence from the mediocre third season or a godawful train wreck of epic proportions. The controversial series ending was even more polarizing. And let's not even get into the cash grabbing DVD movie, The Final Break. Despite the series allegedly ending for good, a ''fifth'' season is set to premiere in 2017.



** Ratings for season 8 suffered and the show was not renewed as a result. However, the last stretch of episodes were highly praised for shaking up the series' status quo dramatically (and ended with Jack on the run and President Taylor disgraced and forced to resign from office over her role in the [[spoiler:Russian treaty]]). A year-and-a-half later, it was announced that the show would return in a limited series called ''24: Live Another Day''.

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** Ratings for season 8 suffered and the show was not renewed as a result. However, the last stretch of episodes were highly praised for shaking up the series' status quo dramatically (and ended with Jack on the run and President Taylor disgraced and forced to resign from office over her role in the [[spoiler:Russian treaty]]). A year-and-a-half later, it was announced that the show would return in a limited series called ''24: Live Another Day''. Three years later, another limited series called ''24: Legacy'' (which doesn't feature Jack Bauer or any other returning characters, except [[spoiler:Tony]]) began in February.
1st Mar '17 11:47:58 PM Smeagol17
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* ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} GUNNM: Last Order]]'' might be seen as that, because when road accident forced Yukito Kishiro to WrapItUp, he tacked a HappyEnding onto the series and left it for half a decade, until he returned to it in ''Last Order''. However, as the "PostScriptSeason" is at this moment ''even longer'' than the original series, and it completely disregarded said happy ending, it is more like a cross between the sequel and the {{Revival}} now.

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* ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} GUNNM: Last Order]]'' might be seen as that, because when road accident forced Yukito Kishiro to WrapItUp, he tacked a HappyEnding onto the series and left it for half a decade, until he returned to it in ''Last Order''. However, as the "PostScriptSeason" is at this moment ''even longer'' than the original series, and it completely disregarded said happy ending, it is more like a cross between the sequel sequel, remake and the {{Revival}} now.
20th Feb '17 10:13:57 PM Anddrix
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* Marvel's original ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' series concluded with a BittersweetEnding. The BigBad was finally KilledOffForReal, but the heroes' Homeworld had been reduced to a lifeless ruin. With Homeworld in ruins and the war over, the Micronauts decide to go off and explore the Microverse as the series ended. Then the series was relaunched as ''Micronauts: The New Voyages''. Under a new creative team, the series picked up where the original left off, but the series ended up being mostly dull and pointless as the Micronauts (and the story) wandered aimlessly. Eventually, they returned to Homeworld to restore it to life as the series ended.

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* Marvel's original ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' series concluded with a BittersweetEnding. The BigBad was finally KilledOffForReal, but the heroes' Homeworld had been reduced to a lifeless ruin. With Homeworld in ruins and the war over, the Micronauts decide to go off and explore the Microverse as the series ended. Then the series was relaunched as ''Micronauts: The New Voyages''. Under a new creative team, the series picked up where the original left off, but the series ended up being mostly dull and pointless as the Micronauts (and the story) wandered aimlessly. Eventually, they returned to Homeworld to restore it to life as the series ended.
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