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12th Apr '16 10:53:23 AM ZenBlade
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* ComicBook/MoonKnight started as an obvious copy of ComicBook/{{Batman}}. After being around for a few decades, the writers decided to differentiate Moon Knight by focusing on the multiple identities he'd created for himself, expanding the idea into Dissociative Identity Disorder, and making the character completely unhinged and far more ruthless.
* As Jason Todd was the first ComicBook/{{Robin}} after Dick Grayson, he started off as a painfully similar character, with a near-identical backstory and personality. Numerous retcons and re-tellings later, he was made to be a far more ruthless and violent individual who grew up alone in Gotham and had to resort to crime in order to survive.
18th Oct '15 9:56:20 AM nombretomado
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* The PostCrisis ComicBook/{{Superboy}} was different in several ways from Comicbook/{{Superman}}, due to being an attempt at cloning the original that had to be stabilized with human DNA. He had no vision powers, and all the powers he did have were based on the Post-Crisis explanation of Kryptonian abilities as a form of specialized PsychicPowers; he had "tactile telekinesis" which simulated super-strength, flight, and invulnerability, as well as a "wild talent" which let him use the tactile TK to blow things up. Later writers just made him essentially a mini-Superman, and {{Hand Wave}}d it as "his Kryptonian physiology maturing".

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* The PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis ComicBook/{{Superboy}} was different in several ways from Comicbook/{{Superman}}, due to being an attempt at cloning the original that had to be stabilized with human DNA. He had no vision powers, and all the powers he did have were based on the Post-Crisis explanation of Kryptonian abilities as a form of specialized PsychicPowers; he had "tactile telekinesis" which simulated super-strength, flight, and invulnerability, as well as a "wild talent" which let him use the tactile TK to blow things up. Later writers just made him essentially a mini-Superman, and {{Hand Wave}}d it as "his Kryptonian physiology maturing".
11th Sep '15 4:06:57 PM nombretomado
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* BlackAdam has a minor case of this. At first he was a major enemy and EvilCounterpart to [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. Then Geoff Johns took a liking to the character and DC began to use him as a type of replacement Captain Marvel. It was retconned that he had a case of BadPowersBadPeople that was what actually made him evil, and he acquired his own "Black Marvel Family" similar to Mary Marvel and Junior. It feels like he's been made into a DarkerAndEdgier version of Captain Marvel, with his own supporting cast.

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* BlackAdam ComicBook/BlackAdam has a minor case of this. At first he was a major enemy and EvilCounterpart to [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. Then Geoff Johns took a liking to the character and DC began to use him as a type of replacement Captain Marvel. It was retconned that he had a case of BadPowersBadPeople that was what actually made him evil, and he acquired his own "Black Marvel Family" similar to Mary Marvel and Junior. It feels like he's been made into a DarkerAndEdgier version of Captain Marvel, with his own supporting cast.
13th Apr '14 3:45:58 PM Aiguille
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* The appeal of Bart Allen, a.k.a. Impulse, was how different he was from the {{Flash}}. Mark Waid specifically did ''not'' want a new Kid Flash; instead he created a young speedster with a mind like a Mexican jumping bean, nothing like a normal superhero--''hence the name''. This changed in Geoff Johns' tenure, when Bart mysteriously sobered up and took on the Kid Flash identity. By the time he was pushed into the role of {{Flash}}, the character was unrecognizable, and fans weren't interested in reading about him -- prompting DC to [[AuthorsSavingThrow backpedal furiously]].
* Marvel had {{Spider-Man}} do this to ''himself'' during the hated [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]]. The clone decided to become a [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider different superhero]]--still a ripoff--but now obviously not Spider-Man.

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* The appeal of Bart Allen, a.k.a. Impulse, was how different he was from the {{Flash}}. Mark Waid ComicBook/TheFlash. Creator/MarkWaid specifically did ''not'' want a new Kid Flash; instead he created a young speedster with a mind like a Mexican jumping bean, nothing like a normal superhero--''hence the name''. This changed in Geoff Johns' tenure, when Bart mysteriously sobered up and took on the Kid Flash identity. By the time he was pushed into the role of {{Flash}}, Flash, the character was unrecognizable, and fans weren't interested in reading about him -- prompting DC to [[AuthorsSavingThrow backpedal furiously]].
* Marvel had {{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan do this to ''himself'' during the hated [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]]. The clone decided to become a [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider different superhero]]--still a ripoff--but now obviously not Spider-Man.
22nd Jan '14 7:20:43 AM LadyMomus
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* The PostCrisis {{Superboy}} was different in several ways from Comicbook/{{Superman}}, due to being an attempt at cloning the original that had to be stabilized with human DNA. He had no vision powers, and all the powers he did have were based on the Post-Crisis explanation of Kryptonian abilities as a form of specialized PsychicPowers; he had "tactile telekinesis" which simulated super-strength, flight, and invulnerability, as well as a "wild talent" which let him use the tactile TK to blow things up. Later writers just made him essentially a mini-Superman, and {{Hand Wave}}d it as "his Kryptonian physiology maturing".

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* The PostCrisis {{Superboy}} ComicBook/{{Superboy}} was different in several ways from Comicbook/{{Superman}}, due to being an attempt at cloning the original that had to be stabilized with human DNA. He had no vision powers, and all the powers he did have were based on the Post-Crisis explanation of Kryptonian abilities as a form of specialized PsychicPowers; he had "tactile telekinesis" which simulated super-strength, flight, and invulnerability, as well as a "wild talent" which let him use the tactile TK to blow things up. Later writers just made him essentially a mini-Superman, and {{Hand Wave}}d it as "his Kryptonian physiology maturing".
15th Dec '13 12:16:57 PM nombretomado
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* Marvel had {{Spider-Man}} do this to ''himself'' during the hated CloneSaga. The clone decided to become a [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider different superhero]]--still a ripoff--but now obviously not Spider-Man.

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* Marvel had {{Spider-Man}} do this to ''himself'' during the hated CloneSaga.[[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]]. The clone decided to become a [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider different superhero]]--still a ripoff--but now obviously not Spider-Man.
30th Jul '13 8:39:43 PM Hylarn
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2nd Jun '13 9:42:09 PM Vasha
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However, somewhere down the line, an unfortunate situation will often occur where a later writer just treats the new character as a rip-off of the older character, and intentionally retrofits them to be more similar, in powers or even personality. ''That'' is the ReDitto trope: when someone takes a divergent clone character and un-diverges them.

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However, somewhere down the line, an unfortunate situation will often occur where a later writer just treats the new character as a rip-off of the older character, and intentionally retrofits them to be more similar, in powers or even personality. ''That'' is the ReDitto Re-Ditto trope: when someone takes a divergent clone character and un-diverges them.
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