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15th Jan '17 11:32:05 AM Dere
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' created Mr. Freeze's [[TragicVillain incredibly tragic backstory]] and the fan favorite henchwench Harley Quinn. You're hard-pressed to find a work since that doesn't fully embrace both, save for ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' which decided to drop Freeze's backstory in favor of him having been a jewel thief instead.[[note]]Though a flashback shows a photo of him with a girl.[[/note]]
15th Jan '17 11:06:37 AM Dere
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** Despite ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'''s version of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} being Kara In-Ze, a loose adaptation of Kara Zor-El, the then-current Supergirl in the comics, Linda Danvers, was given the "white shirt, hot pants" Supergirl costume used in the series.

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** Despite ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'''s version of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} being Kara In-Ze, a loose an adaptation of Kara Zor-El, the then-current Supergirl in the comics, Linda Danvers, was given the "white shirt, hot pants" Supergirl costume used in the series.
11th Jan '17 6:23:02 AM dmcreif
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* The ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} version of ComicBook/{{Elektra}} wears a black costume similar to that of her [[Film/{{Elektra}} movie]] counterpart. After the success of the ''Series/Daredevil2015'' TV series, the mainstream version of Elektra began wearing an outfit similar to the one she sports in the show.

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* The ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} version of ComicBook/{{Elektra}} wears a black costume similar to that of her [[Film/{{Elektra}} movie]] counterpart. After the success of the ''Series/Daredevil2015'' TV Netflix series, the mainstream version of Elektra began wearing an outfit similar to the one she sports in the show.Elodie Yung's.
8th Jan '17 3:12:35 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Ultimate|Marvel}} version of ComicBook/{{Elektra}} wears a black costume similar to that of her [[Film/{{Elektra}} movie]] counterpart. After the success of the ''Series/Daredevil2015'' TV series, the mainstream version of Elektra began wearing an outfit similar to the one she sports in the show.

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* The {{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} version of ComicBook/{{Elektra}} wears a black costume similar to that of her [[Film/{{Elektra}} movie]] counterpart. After the success of the ''Series/Daredevil2015'' TV series, the mainstream version of Elektra began wearing an outfit similar to the one she sports in the show.
8th Jan '17 1:31:38 PM nombretomado
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* The movie version of the Chitauri ([[InNameOnly who were almost nothing like]] the Chitauri from ''TheUltimates'') immigrated to the mainstream Marvel Universe as enemies of Comicbook/{{Nova}}.

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* The movie version of the Chitauri ([[InNameOnly who were almost nothing like]] the Chitauri from ''TheUltimates'') ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'') immigrated to the mainstream Marvel Universe as enemies of Comicbook/{{Nova}}.
6th Jan '17 5:15:49 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'' comics changed the title character's origin so that he was killed by Jessica Priest rather than Chapel from ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}''. This concept originated in [[Film/{{Spawn}} the movie]], and was made canon after Creator/RobLiefeld left ImageComics ([[ChannelHop and took Chapel with him]]).

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* The ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'' comics changed the title character's origin so that he was killed by Jessica Priest rather than Chapel from ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}''. This concept originated in [[Film/{{Spawn}} the movie]], and was made canon after Creator/RobLiefeld left ImageComics Creator/ImageComics ([[ChannelHop and took Chapel with him]]).
5th Jan '17 8:49:27 AM narm00
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** Likewise, when [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] became Batman during ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'', he and Damian Wayne was ComicBook/{{Robin}} used glider capes similar to the ones Bruce used here. This was also employed on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''.

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** Likewise, when [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] became Batman during ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'', he and Damian Wayne was Wayne's ComicBook/{{Robin}} used glider capes similar to the ones Bruce used here. This was also employed on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''.



** Ever since the show redefined Mr. Freeze as a tragic figure, consumed for the lost love of his stricken wife, the original comic version was changed to resemble that. Originally, he was just a villain with a gimmicky weapon with no back story, a version that later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. This backstory was removed in the New 52, to move Freeze more in-line with the rest of batman's rogues gallery.

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** Ever since the show redefined Mr. Freeze as a tragic figure, consumed for the lost love of his stricken wife, the original comic version was changed to resemble that. Originally, he was just a villain with a gimmicky weapon with no back story, a version that later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. This backstory was removed in the New 52, to move Freeze more in-line with the rest of batman's Batman's rogues gallery.



** The series also introduced the idea of Bruce Wayne being childhood friends with ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}, which was later made canon in the comics by Creator/PaulDini after ''InfiniteCrisis''. Prior to this, Batman had been portrayed as being ''much'' older than Zatanna. Only the later series ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has kept Zatanna younger, making her a peer of Robin.

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** The series also introduced the idea of Bruce Wayne being childhood friends with ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}, which was later made canon in the comics by Creator/PaulDini after ''InfiniteCrisis''.''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Prior to this, Batman had been portrayed as being ''much'' older than Zatanna. Only the later series ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has kept Zatanna younger, making her a peer of Robin.



* The Source Wall as a concept was alluded to in the ''NewGods'', but did not physically appear until an out of continuity 1982 crossover between the Comicbook/XMen and Comicbook/TeenTitans. Everyone liked the idea so much that it was incorporated into the mainstream continuity, with even Creator/JackKirby himself utilizing it.

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* The Source Wall as a concept was alluded to in the ''NewGods'', ''ComicBook/NewGods'', but did not physically appear until an out of continuity 1982 crossover between the Comicbook/XMen and Comicbook/TeenTitans. Everyone liked the idea so much that it was incorporated into the mainstream continuity, with even Creator/JackKirby himself utilizing it.



** Despite ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'''s version of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} being Kara In-Ze, a loose adaptation of Kara Zor-El, the then-current Supergirl in the comics, Linda Danvers was given the "white shirt, hot pants" Supergirl costume used in the series.

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** Despite ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'''s version of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} being Kara In-Ze, a loose adaptation of Kara Zor-El, the then-current Supergirl in the comics, Linda Danvers Danvers, was given the "white shirt, hot pants" Supergirl costume used in the series.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', the sequel show to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' featured revamped designs for every character, in order to streamline the show's look to make it easier to animate on the smaller budget, as well as to make it more compatible stylistically with ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Most of the new designs were poorly received (especially the Joker's), but one in particular that most people seem to like is Scarecrow's. It didn't look much like an actual Scarecrow (more like a western preacher), but it was pretty creepy (which is good considering fear is the Scarecrow's whole shtick). The staff liked the outcome, particularly since they'd fiddled around with different designs before and found them ineffective. Since TNBA, many versions of Scarecrow incorporate that version's distinctive hanged man's noose.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', the sequel show to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', featured revamped designs for every character, in order to streamline the show's look to make it easier to animate on the smaller budget, as well as to make it more compatible stylistically with ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Most of the new designs were poorly received (especially the Joker's), but one in particular that most people seem to like is Scarecrow's. It didn't look much like an actual Scarecrow (more like a western preacher), but it was pretty creepy (which is good considering fear is the Scarecrow's whole shtick). The staff liked the outcome, particularly since they'd fiddled around with different designs before and found them ineffective. Since TNBA, many versions of Scarecrow incorporate that version's distinctive hanged man's noose.



** VandalSavage's facial scars from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' have been incorporated into his modern design.

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** VandalSavage's ComicBook/VandalSavage's facial scars from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' have been incorporated into his modern design.



** Merlyn's real named has been changed from Arthur King to Malcolm Merlyn, his name in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. He also calls himself the Dark Archer, his alias from both ''Arrow'' and ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.

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** Merlyn's real named name has been changed from Arthur King to Malcolm Merlyn, his name in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. He also calls himself the Dark Archer, his alias from both ''Arrow'' and ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.



* Comicbook/{{Gambit}}'s role in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' led to the ''Weapon X: First Class'' mini-series, which established that as a teen, Gambit was present at the Weapon X facility the night {{Wolverine}} made his fateful escape.

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* Comicbook/{{Gambit}}'s role in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' led to the ''Weapon X: First Class'' mini-series, which established that as a teen, Gambit was present at the Weapon X facility the night {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} made his fateful escape.



* The version of Whiplash seen in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' is heavily inspired by Micky Rourke's portrayal of the character from ''Film/IronMan2'', right down to the Arc reactor harness and Russian ethnicity.

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* The version of Whiplash seen in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' is heavily inspired by Micky Rourke's portrayal of the character from ''Film/IronMan2'', right down to the Arc arc reactor harness and Russian ethnicity.



* [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]]'s reintroduction into the Avengers was also motivated by the films. In the original comics, he quit after one issue, but the Comicbook/MarvelNOW relaunch has since seen him return to the team as a main character.

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* [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]'s reintroduction into the Avengers was also motivated by the films. In the original comics, he quit after one issue, but the Comicbook/MarvelNOW relaunch has since seen him return to the team as a main character.



** If one thing has stuck from ''Heroes Reborn'' (besides the return of adult Tony and normal-looking Wasp), it's Tony sporting a BadassBeard in addition to his BadassMustache. It's become so linked to the character that many recent incarnations, including the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel and Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse versions, have had Tony with it.

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** If one thing has stuck from ''Heroes Reborn'' (besides the return of adult Tony and normal-looking Wasp), it's Tony sporting a BadassBeard in addition to his BadassMustache. It's become so linked to the character that many recent incarnations, including the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel and Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse versions, have had Tony with it.



* When the UltimateMarvel universe ended during ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'', certain elements were integrated into the mainstream continuity. Ignoring the big CanonImmigrant cases like Comicbook/MilesMorales, there were story elements like the Triskelion or the use of the name "TheUltimates".
* Cassie Lang's Stinger identity originated in the [[MarvelComics2 MC2]] continuity, where Cassie was now grown up and a member of the Avengers. When the mainstream version of Cassie lost her Stature abilities following her [[Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade death]] and resurrection, she became Stinger in the pages of ''Comicbook/AstonishingAntMan''.

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* When the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe ended during ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'', certain elements were integrated into the mainstream continuity. Ignoring the big CanonImmigrant cases like Comicbook/MilesMorales, there were story elements like the Triskelion or the use of the name "TheUltimates".
"ComicBook/TheUltimates".
* Cassie Lang's Stinger identity originated in the [[MarvelComics2 [[ComicBook/MarvelComics2 MC2]] continuity, where Cassie was now grown up and a member of the Avengers. When the mainstream version of Cassie lost her Stature abilities following her [[Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade death]] and resurrection, she became Stinger in the pages of ''Comicbook/AstonishingAntMan''.
4th Jan '17 9:57:52 AM comicwriter
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** Merlyn's real named has been changed from Arthur King to Malcolm Merlyn, his name in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. He also calls himself the Dark Archer, his alias from both ''Arrow'' and ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
23rd Dec '16 10:38:34 AM comicwriter
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** For years, Chun-Li's deceased father had no name in the game canon. When Capcom finally named him around the time of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', they went with "Dorai", his name from the ''Anime/StreetFighterV'' anime.

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** For years, Chun-Li's deceased father had no name in the game canon. When Capcom finally named him around the time of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', they went with "Dorai", his name from the ''Anime/StreetFighterV'' ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'' anime.
23rd Dec '16 10:30:41 AM comicwriter
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* Many elements from the various media adaptations of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' franchise ended up being used in the backstories of later games. Most notably, ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' greatly influenced the plot of the ''Street Fighter Alpha'' prequel series, from M. Bison's more muscular design to the origin story of Ryu's red bandanna. Masahiko Nakahira's manga adaptation of the first ''Alpha'' game featured a storyline involving Ryu being possessed by the Satsui no Hadou, the same power used by Akuma; this concept would be reused for Ryu's storyline in' ''Alpha 2''.

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* Many elements from the various media adaptations of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' franchise ended up being used in the backstories of later games. Most notably, ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' greatly influenced the plot of the ''Street Fighter Alpha'' prequel series, from M. Bison's more muscular design to the origin story of Ryu's red bandanna. Ken's brainwashed "Violent Ken" form from the animated movie also became playable in ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos''. Masahiko Nakahira's manga adaptation of the first ''Alpha'' game featured a storyline involving Ryu being possessed by the Satsui no Hadou, the same power used by Akuma; this concept would be reused for Ryu's storyline in' ''Alpha 2''.


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** For years, Chun-Li's deceased father had no name in the game canon. When Capcom finally named him around the time of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', they went with "Dorai", his name from the ''Anime/StreetFighterV'' anime.
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