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20th Apr '16 5:03:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** The show excises flashbacks and prophecies entirely. Flashbacks would require the expense of hiring an entirely different cast, while prophecies are tricky to write and pay off in a satisfactory manner. Because of this, Daenerys' hallucinations focus on her own story, rather than long-dead characters or those that live on a different continent; Ned's memories of his sister's demise are replaced with other foreshadowing devices; while the mysterious masked Quaithe's role is altered from prophecy sounding board to a foil for Jorah Mormont. Arguably, this streamlines and improves the series greatly.

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** The show excises flashbacks and prophecies entirely.almost completely. Flashbacks would require the expense of hiring an entirely different cast, while prophecies are tricky to write and pay off in a satisfactory manner. Because of this, Daenerys' hallucinations focus on her own story, rather than long-dead characters or those that live on a different continent; Ned's memories of his sister's demise are replaced with other foreshadowing devices; while the mysterious masked Quaithe's role is altered from prophecy sounding board to a foil for Jorah Mormont. Arguably, this streamlines and improves the series greatly.
9th Apr '16 1:52:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Some of the characters from ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' are changed from their RealLife counterparts. Tom Pellegrini who inspired Bayliss was an older detective from Pennsylvania who came to police work later in life and was assigned to Homicide two years before the Latonya Wallace/Adena Watson case. Other changes include changing Irish-American Mclarney to Italian Crosetti and removing his legal training. Italian D'Addario became Black/Italian Giardello and Landsman became Munch with his family history in the department removed.

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* Some of the characters from ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' are changed from their RealLife counterparts. Tom Pellegrini who inspired Bayliss was an older detective from Pennsylvania who came to police work later in life and was assigned to Homicide two years before the Latonya Wallace/Adena Watson case. Other changes include changing Irish-American Mclarney to Italian Crosetti and removing his legal training. Italian D'Addario became Black/Italian Giardello and Landsman became Munch with his family history in the department removed.
4th Apr '16 1:27:08 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Précieux started out without his TalkingWithSigns gimmick, that sta

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* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Précieux started out without his TalkingWithSigns gimmick, that stavia the text chat gimmick. The gimmick started out as a one-off gag in the live-action version but ended up sticking. The comic version, which uses the text chat function much less frequently, has him talk like everyone else.
4th Apr '16 1:21:43 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Précieux started out without his TalkingWithSigns gimmick, that sta
23rd Mar '16 7:32:55 PM bwburke94
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* ''8-bit Theatre Chaos'', a voiced adaptation of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', have occasionally had to rejig a joke so that it translates better to the video format - or update the comic's imagery to fit better with present-day events. For example, one joke in the comics involves ''Series/DoctorWho'' (who was played by Christopher Eccleston at the time). Since the adaptation came a few years after the comic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J45E-bK1PI they updated it to Peter Capaldi]] (who had just been announced as the Doctor at the time).

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* ''8-bit Theatre Chaos'', a voiced adaptation of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', have occasionally had to rejig a joke so that it translates better to the video format - or update the comic's imagery to fit better with present-day events. For example, one joke in the comics involves ''Series/DoctorWho'' (who was played by Christopher Eccleston at joke from the time). Since the adaptation came a few years after the comic, comics (which originally used Creator/ChristopherEccleston's Ninth Doctor) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J45E-bK1PI they updated it to Peter Capaldi]] (who had just been announced as the Doctor at the time).was updated]] for Creator/PeterCapaldi's Twelfth Doctor.
23rd Mar '16 7:17:09 PM bwburke94
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** After major lawsuit forced the book to undergo a small reboot via CosmicRetcon, it had to erase nearly ''twenty years'' worth of characters, some of which were integral to the story arc going on at the time. How did it get around this? By making a few games from the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog video game series]] officially tied into the new continuity to establish most of the game cast (i.e. Shadow debuts in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' and so his current personality and motives are tied to that in the book) and by altering the past of the remaining CanonForeigner characters (I.e. the Freedom Fighters). It results in something of a hybrid of the video game series and some of the televised western adaptations (mainly from ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'').
** It's first major story arc is adapted from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', but accommodated for the new continuity. Namely, Dark Gaia's release is a completely unintended effect by Eggman's attempt to take Sonic with him at the end of the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'' crossover that kicked off the reboot. Knuckles is the one who meets with and bonds with Chip as opposed to Sonic and his status as [[spoiler:Light Gaia]] is established from the start. More characters that weren't present in the original game have a larger role (the Chaotix, Knuckles, Team Dark, etc.) and Sonic's Werehog form is triggered by severe stress and makes him severely more agitated due to TheCorruption of Dark Gaia, something only alluded to at times in the original game.

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** After a major lawsuit forced the book to undergo a small reboot via CosmicRetcon, it had to erase nearly ''twenty years'' worth of characters, some of which were integral to the story arc going on at the time. How did it get around this? By making a few games from the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog video game series]] officially tied into the new continuity to establish most of the game cast (i.e. Shadow debuts in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' and so his current personality and motives are tied to that in the book) and by altering the past of the remaining CanonForeigner characters (I.(i.e. the Freedom Fighters). It results in something of a hybrid of the video game series and some of the televised western adaptations (mainly from ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'').
** It's Its first major story arc is adapted from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', but accommodated for the new continuity. Namely, Dark Gaia's release is a completely unintended effect by Eggman's attempt to take Sonic with him at the end of the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'' crossover that kicked off the reboot. Knuckles is the one who meets with and bonds with Chip as opposed to Sonic and his status as [[spoiler:Light Gaia]] is established from the start. More characters that weren't present in the original game have a larger role (the Chaotix, Knuckles, Team Dark, etc.) and Sonic's Werehog form is triggered by severe stress and makes him severely more agitated due to TheCorruption of Dark Gaia, something only alluded to at times in the original game.
21st Mar '16 4:03:44 AM Adept
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* While the anime version of ''HanaYoriDango'' closely follows the original manga, the live action show compressed the story into a neat two-season package. There are instances of both characters (Kazuya and Makiko's roles are now given to Sakurako, making her ''much'' more devious) and events (important events from three separate parties now all occur at one party) being combined, and several storylines where someone tries to seduce Tsukasa or Tsukushi are done away with entirely.

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* While the anime version of ''HanaYoriDango'' ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' closely follows the original manga, the live action show compressed the story into a neat two-season package. There are instances of both characters (Kazuya and Makiko's roles are now given to Sakurako, making her ''much'' more devious) and events (important events from three separate parties now all occur at one party) being combined, and several storylines where someone tries to seduce Tsukasa or Tsukushi are done away with entirely.
11th Mar '16 7:50:48 AM erforce
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* The first ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' was praised for combining choice elements of the bright and silly 80's cartoon show (the colored masks, love of pizza, April as a reporter) with the darker and more mature comics (Raphael's anger issues, Casey Jones' violent vigilantism, The Shredder's murder of Splinter's master) into a movie that was engaging enough for adults but not ''too'' scary for kids with enough action and one-liners to satisfy both. 2007's ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'' was similarly praised with the main discussion now being which one is better.

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* The first ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'' was praised for combining choice elements of the bright and silly [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 80's cartoon show show]] (the colored masks, love of pizza, April as a reporter) with the [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage darker and more mature comics comics]] (Raphael's anger issues, Casey Jones' violent vigilantism, The Shredder's murder of Splinter's master) into a movie that was engaging enough for adults but not ''too'' scary for kids with enough action and one-liners to satisfy both. 2007's ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'' was similarly praised with the main discussion now being which one is better.
25th Feb '16 3:04:48 PM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' made a number of visual changes to Spider-Man's supporting cast, notably [[RaceLift making several white characters into minorities for the sake of diversity]] and giving modernized designs to a number of Spidey's villains.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' made a number of slight visual changes to Spider-Man's supporting cast, notably [[RaceLift making several white characters into minorities for the sake of diversity]] and slightly giving modernized designs to a number of Spidey's villains.
20th Feb '16 8:15:12 PM SunriseWarrior
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** Despite ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' being the longest book of the series it was adapted into the ''shortest'' movie. On the one hand, everything related to the Quidditch B-plot was cut, but partially cutting it instead would have no doubt made things choppy and awkward. A nice touch was also significantly emphasizing Harry's NotSoDifferent fears -- which in the book take the form of fears of being possessed. It does, however, leave out a crucial scene from Snape's Worst Memory, where [[spoiler: Snape calls Lily a Mudblood, destroying their relationship and sending Snape on his StartOfDarkness, instead making it seem like he was only affected by James' bullying into becoming who he is]]. ''Deathly Hallows Part 2'', during The Prince's Tale scene, shows this moment, though.Also, to replace Rowling's gobs of exposition for off-Hogwarts stuff (usually via Hermione in the book), ''[=OotP=]'' uses a high-end SpinningPaper visual to quickly fill in the audience of the important stuff away from the castle.

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** Despite ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' being the longest book of the series it was adapted into the ''shortest'' movie. On the one hand, everything related to the Quidditch B-plot was cut, but partially cutting it instead would have no doubt made things choppy and awkward. A nice touch was also significantly emphasizing Harry's NotSoDifferent fears -- which in the book take the form of fears of being possessed. It does, however, leave out a crucial scene from Snape's Worst Memory, where [[spoiler: Snape calls Lily a Mudblood, destroying their relationship and sending Snape on his StartOfDarkness, instead making it seem like he was only affected by James' bullying into becoming who he is]]. ''Deathly Hallows Part 2'', during The Prince's Tale scene, shows this moment, though. Also, to replace Rowling's gobs of exposition for off-Hogwarts stuff (usually via Hermione in the book), ''[=OotP=]'' uses a high-end SpinningPaper visual to quickly fill in the audience of the important stuff away from the castle.
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