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18th May '16 12:49:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Creator/AkiraToriyama was so impressed with the TV special featuring Goku's father Bardock that he subsequently [[CanonImmigrant incorporated the character into the manga]] for a two-panel flashback to the ending of the special, making Bardock the only anime-original character to be featured in the manga. Even ''Anime/DragonBallKai''a true to the manga recut of the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime with 99% of the filler taken out, [[DistantPrologue includes Bardock's death at the hands of Freeza]] as the ''introductory scene''.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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Creator/AkiraToriyama was so impressed with the TV special featuring Goku's father Bardock that he subsequently [[CanonImmigrant incorporated the character into the manga]] for a two-panel flashback to the ending of the special, making Bardock the only anime-original character to be featured in the manga. Even ''Anime/DragonBallKai''a true to the manga recut of the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime with 99% of the filler taken out, [[DistantPrologue includes Bardock's death at the hands of Freeza]] as the ''introductory scene''.



* Gaara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is described as having brown hair in early manga chapters (much like his brother Kankuro). In the anime that [[AdaptationDyeJob was changed]] so that he was an EvilRedhead. Eventually the manga made Gaara a redhead as well.



* A minor one from Franchise/ArchieComics. In ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Aunt Hilda & Zelda were an old crone & a chubby green-haired woman, respectively. Around the time of [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch the TV show]], they were changed into attractive middle-aged women.
** A major change was Salem. He was originally a normal, non-talking orange cat until the TV show. Now he's a black cat who used to be a human.

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* A minor one from Franchise/ArchieComics. In ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
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Aunt Hilda & Zelda were an old crone & a chubby green-haired woman, respectively. Around the time of [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch the TV show]], they were changed into attractive middle-aged women.
** A major change was Salem. He was originally a normal, non-talking orange cat until the TV show. Now he's a black cat who [[BalefulPolymorph used to be a human.human]].



* Archie Andrews being a musician is a popular part of his characters but it originally appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheArchiesShow'' before being transferred into ''Franchise/ArchieComics''.



* The Franchise/{{Kirby}} platformer ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' redesigned Dedede's palace to resemble the one from the [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime adaptation]]. The room where Kirby fought Dedede even contained the monster summoning device from the series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'':
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The Franchise/{{Kirby}} platformer ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' redesigned Dedede's palace to resemble the one from the [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime adaptation]]. The room where Kirby fought Dedede even contained the monster summoning device from the series.



** In the canon games, come ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' Misty has some minor {{Tsundere}} and HotBlooded qualities that she lacked in the original.

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** In the canon games, come ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' Misty has some minor {{Tsundere}} {{tsundere}} and HotBlooded qualities that she lacked in the original.



** Sonic's love of chili dogs featured in [=DiC=]'s animated adaptations didn't come from any of the games, but it eventually made its way into ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', which features numerous food items Sonic can obtain, including chili dogs, described as his favorite. Also used in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.
** Made awesome in the intro to ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]''.

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** Sonic's love of chili dogs featured in [=DiC=]'s animated adaptations didn't come from any of the games, but it eventually made its way into ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' (though the Japanese manual to a ''Sonic Advance'' game mentioned it), which features numerous food items Sonic can obtain, including chili dogs, described as his favorite. Also It was also used in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.
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''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' and used awesomely in the intro to ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]''.



* The idea of pairing Luigi and Daisy might be the only plot element from the 1993 ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie that was actually adapted into the video games (Though [[RepetitiveName "Mario Mario"]] and "Luigi Mario" has popped up in Nintendo of America made media, despite WordOfGod saying they lack surnames). In her debut in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'', Daisy was simply a Peach {{expy}} for that game and it wasn't until the later ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' and Sports games that the idea of having her as Luigi's love interest came about.
** Additionally, Luigi's cowardice originally was introduced in the cartoon spinoff ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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The idea of pairing Luigi and Daisy might be the only plot element from the 1993 ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie that was actually adapted into the video games (Though [[RepetitiveName "Mario Mario"]] and "Luigi Mario" has popped up in Nintendo of America made media, despite WordOfGod saying they lack surnames). In her debut in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'', Daisy was simply a Peach {{expy}} for that game and it wasn't until the later ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' and Sports games that the idea of having her as Luigi's love interest came about.
** Additionally, Luigi's cowardice originally was introduced in the cartoon spinoff ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'', though an Atari commercial for ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' used it earlier.


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* Starting with the second game, the [[Anime/YokaiWatch anime]] has had an influence on the ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' games. For example Jibanyan (who is a main character in the anime and the franchise's mascot) was made into an AscendedExtra while Katie (the female protagonist) was DemotedToExtra in exchange for Inaho (a female character who has a Yokai Watch in the anime).
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* This seemed to be likely but was then averted in regards to Bane. In ''Arkham War'' he wears a jacket like the one Tom Hardy wore in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', but ditches it by the next issue.



* The Negative Zone, a longstanding element of ComicBook/FantasticFour stories, was brought into the Ultimate universe under a new name: the N-Zone. Since then, characters have occasionally used this term for the Negative Zone in the regular continuity.
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* In Franchise/TheDCU:
** Franchise/{{Batman}}'s BattleButler Alfred was originally drawn as a stout and clean-shaven man, but in 1944 he was dispatched to a health resort from which he would return thin and mustached so that he would resemble William Austin's portrayal in the 1943 serial. Also, he originally died in the comics but the 60's Creator/AdamWest [[Series/{{Batman}} series]] got him revived. The change was spoofed in a 1994 "Zero Hour" story that ostensibly took place after Alfred had left Bruce Wayne while they were tracking down Bruce's kidnapped girlfriend and Tim Drake's father in England [[TenMinuteRetirement (though he came back about a year later)]]; Batman and Robin are confronted by a short, fat, non-mustached, Cockney-accented double of Alfred reminiscent of the early 1940s portrayal, and immediately remark that Alfred doesn't look like himself. Alfred then reminds them of his resort vacation, which (in the new continuity) he has just returned from, and explains that the resort was not a health spa at all, but a school for private detectives (the "new" Alfred wants to follow in his employers' footsteps). The short, fat Alfred eventually disappears long before the real Alfred returns.
** The now-iconic green-suit-and-bowler-hat costume for the Riddler was introduced in the 1960s live-action series, where it was designed by actor Frank Gorshin because he '''''seriously''''' hated the tights. It is now a rare thing to see the Riddler in his original tights in the comic books.
** [[NewerThanTheyThink It may seem hard to believe]], but Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} didn't wear a black costume until the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Prior to (and long after) that, she usually wore first green and later purple in the comics. It wasn't until Darwyn Cooke's revamp in 2002 that she officially adopted a black SpyCatsuit in the comics.
** Batman's GrapplingHookPistol also [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/11/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-395/ originated]] in the first Creator/TimBurton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie.
** The Batman storyline "The Destroyer" ended with Gotham sporting a redesigned look that resembled the city's retro art deco depiction in the Tim Burton movies.
** The idea that Jim Gordon met Bruce Wayne on the night of the Wayne murders originated in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', and has since made it to the comics (and also subsequently served as an inspiration for the premise of ''Series/{{Gotham}}''). Before this, in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', Gordon started his career in Chicago and only moved to Gotham just as Bruce is returning to Gotham from his travel to learn the skills he'd use as Batman.
*** Likewise, when [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] became Batman during ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'', he and Daiman 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''.
** It was Creator/MarlonBrando's idea to have Jor-El wearing a recognizable 'S' logo in the 1978 ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film, making it a preexisting Kryptonian emblem rather than merely a personal symbol of Superman. This change filtered into the comics awareness, explicitly finalized in the 2003 title ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright''.
** The childhood of Clark Kent was changed once in response to the Movie with his powers developing gradually and no career as Superboy, and more recently it has changed again to become closer to the portrayal in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', including restoring ComicBook/LexLuthor as a Smallville resident and [[WeUsedToBeFriends friend]] of Clark (which, ironically, is what they had changed him ''from'' Post-Crisis).
*** His career as Superboy was a retcon in itself. The original telling of Superman's origin in ''Action Comics'' #1 had him raised in an orphanage, and his super powers developing slowly during adolescence.
*** Smallville itself first appeared in the earliest Superboy comics, but they never specified exactly where in the country it was located until after the Movie had put it in Kansas.
** Indeed, the whole cold, antiseptic look of the ComicBook/PostCrisis Krypton was taken from the movie. Ironically, ''Superman: Birthright'' undid this change, moving it back toward the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version.
*** Post-''Infinite'' Crisis, Krypton is even ''more'' like the movie version than it was post-Crisis. Superman's fortress is now the same crystalline structure seen in the films (and in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''), complete with Jor-El hologram.
** Also, after the movie, many artists drew Superman resembling Creator/ChristopherReeve.
*** With John Byrne being the first, because he couldn't follow the style of Curt Swan.
** ComicBook/LexLuthor's father being named Lionel is an import from ''Smallville''.
** The Hall of Justice from the ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' cartoon was made canon in the comics after ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.
** In both the Golden and Silver Age, Franchise/WonderWoman had the magic lasso -- which could compel total obedience from anyone caught in it. As one might imagine, she had it used on her pretty regularly. As this was regarded as a little squicky for television, the lasso's ability to compel was reduced to being able to force its captive to tell the truth. This is now so canon, [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] doesn't even mention the original ability.
*** More recently, Wondie has started spinning around to change her clothes, a [[TransformationSequence magical transformation]] used in the 1970's [[Series/WonderWoman TV show]], but not in the comics until twenty years later, when PromotedFanboy Phil Jimenez was writing & drawing the book.
** After 2001's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' cartoon featured a Hawkgirl as a member, writer Joe Kelly chose to add the DC Universe's then-current Hawkgirl to the contemporary JLA (even though this was a different character, connected to the ''[[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]]'' Hawkgirl rather than the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version from which the cartoon's heroine was adapted).
*** ''Justice League'' also introduced the idea that John Stewart (''Franchise/GreenLantern'') was a Marine, an idea that's since filtered into the comics.
*** John Stewart also returned to being an active Green Lantern and joined the League during Kelly's ''JLA'' run and started wearing the same costume he wore on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (sans gloves) and the same haircut the animated Stewart had in the first two seasons.
*** While John Stewart has yet to sport the "bald with goatee" look from the ''Unlimited'' seasons, [[MirrorUniverse Power Ring]] does sport a similar one, thanks in part to the events of ''Comicbook/JLAAvengers'' destroying and rebuilding the Crime Syndicate's universe, giving him a RaceLift that changed him from a blonde Kyle Rayner counterpart into a counterpart for Stewart. Also after joining the post-''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' incarnation of the League, John joked about Comicbook/BlackLightning's current bald look, then said he'd looked look good bald with a goatee.
** The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' cartoon debuted in the same month as a relaunch of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' series. Both took inspiration from the classic 80s Marv Wolfman/George Perez "New Teen Titans" series, but it was also pretty obvious that DC was making their properties look similar across the board.
*** The cartoon team was composed of ComicBook/{{Robin}}, Comicbook/{{Starfire}}, Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, Comicbook/{{Raven}}, and Beast Boy. The comics team was composed of former ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' members Robin, ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, ComicBook/WonderGirl, and Kid Flash, with the 80s Titans Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy returning. The comics team thus superficially resembled the cartoon team - only with the former Young Justice members, most notably Comicbook/{{Robin}}, being {{Legacy Character}}s of the 80s Titans. At least some of the older Titans were not even teenagers by this point, having aged into their 20s. Notably, comics Raven, in spirit form before the relaunch, was given a new teenage body just for the series, and Gar Logan's codename, then Changeling, reverted to Beast Boy (despite being more like Beast ''Man'').
*** Many of the characters in the cartoon saw their comic versions' costumes get redone to match (or at least more resemble) their animated counterparts. Even Starfire (whose ultra-{{stripperiffic}} [[ChainmailBikini bikini-like "armor"]] isn't going anywhere anytime soon) has her boots changed to resemble series Star.
*** In the comics, Beast Boy/Changeling looked like a normal boy who just happened to have green skin and hair. After the cartoon gave him a more bestial appearance, the comics gave him fanged teeth and pointy ears to match his television counterpart.
*** The romantic subtext between Raven and Beast Boy in the cartoon made it into the comics in a bona fide {{squee}} moment. The author claims he didn't do this because of the show, though.
*** Bumblebee's [[{{Sizeshifter}} shrinking abilities]] were also introduced in the show, before being made canon in the comics after ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis''. Prior to that, she simply had a suit of PoweredArmor that resembled that of a bee.
*** A '90s Titan named Joto was revamped as "Hotspot" in the toon [[note]]due to "Joto" having a derogatory meaning for homosexuals in Spanish, though it means "heat" in Swahili[[/note]], and received flamethrower powers as opposed to simply using heat generation. After ''Infinite Crisis'', the comic Joto inexplicably took on the flaming head look of his animated self, the "Hotspot" codename, and began using fire as an ability.
*** The show gave Cyborg the memorable CatchPhrase "Booyah!", which was later worked into the comics.
** Ever since ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' 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 appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
*** Based on the popularity of the animated series version of the ClockKing (Temple Fugate), a new Clock King with the same name and dress was introduced to Franchise/TheDCU (though instead of AwesomenessByAnalysis powers, this version has actual precognitive abilities as well as a sadistic streak).
*** The series also went with the ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} moniker to make Barbara Gordon begin using that identity as a student rather than a librarian as it originally was, and given this change in age, she got a flirting relationship with Robin (Dick Grayson, now ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} in comics). Now flashbacks tend to show Barbara getting her Batgirl identity at her teens, and having an on-off relationship with Nightwing (who, before that, was mostly interested on his Titans teammate Starfire, so ShipToShipCombat abounds).
*** 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.
** Superman flies because the Fleischer cartoons found it easier to animate flight than jumping. Simultaneously, [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the radio show]] started depicting Superman flying so that they could fit plot exposition into scenes while he traveled place to place. However, the radio show avoided calling it flight. Most of his other powers came from the radio or cartoon shows, too. Initially, he was just as the opening sequence described him: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings InASingleBound. Heat vision, super breath, and more were largely later additions.
*** ''Action Comics'' (DC) itself also gradually drifted toward flight due to artist mistakes. As artists depicted Superman performing more and more impossible maneuvers in midair, AC writers explained it away as his ability to change trajectory in midair. When Fleischer, who had followed the comics and radio show, asked point-blank if Superman could fly, AC gave up and said he could. It didn't become official though until a 1942 Superman novel written by the head writer of the radio show, where it explicitly stated Superman flew across the Atlantic Ocean to stop a Nazi rocket missile. By 1943, Superman could fly 8 times the speed of light.
** Superman's childhood home Smallville was apparently just as [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield vaguely located]] as Metropolis, until the 1978 movie set it in Kansas.
** Though General Zod already existed in the comics before and after ''Film/SupermanII'', his backstory became such a mess that eventually DC decided to make a "definitive" reboot of the character based on his most iconic version: that of the aforementioned film.
** Kryptonite was first introduced on [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the Superman radio show]] in 1943, before being incorporated into the comic book.
*** Before the radio show, there was a proposed story called "[[http://k-metal.nu/splash.php The K-Metal from Krypton]]". It involves Superman dealing with an element called "K-Metal", a precursor to Kryptonite. But [[ExecutiveMeddling this was scrapped]] since it would change the StatusQuoIsGod drastically (which included [[SecretKeeper Lois discovering Clark is Superman]]).
** After ''Film/SupermanReturns'' was released, Superman's costume in the comics was slightly altered to make it match the costume's appearance in the film; most notably adding an "S" belt buckle like the movie costume. This was undone after a few years and the previous look of the costume returned.
** When Franchise/TheFlash got a [[Series/TheFlash1990 TV series]], a couple of small changes were made in the comic: Wally got a dog and a new costume with a symmetric belt like the one on the show. This was only fair since the TV Flash, while based primarily on Barry Allen, also borrowed elements from Wally (such as his post-Crisis need for huge amounts of food).
*** During ''Flash: Rebirth'' Wally gained yet another new costume that was even more inspired by the live-action suit. It had the pointed, Batman-like nose and the darker color scheme, in addition to the aforementioned belt. The costume also added a logo similar to the one on Wally sported in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
** 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.
** The ''Comicbook/BrightestDay'' and ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' versions of ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} were inspired by the character's portrayal in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. While the Jason Rusch/Ronnie Raymond combo had shown up in the comics before, it was the TV show that established Jason as a ChildProdigy. Prior to that, he was mostly an average student who relied on Professor Stein to provide Firestorm's science knowledge.
** Comicbook/{{Static}} was given both of his costumes from the ''Comicbook/StaticShock'' cartoon; the original in the ''Rebirth of the Cool'' limited series, and the second after joining Franchise/TheDCU around the time of ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''. Note that Static's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Static2.jpg original outfit]] looks ''nothing'' like either of the suits from [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/static_shock.jpg the cartoon]].
** 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.
** Before that, Supergirl was given a new costume in the 80's (the one with the headband that she wore until her death in ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'') to match the one designed for the ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' live-action movie. The producers then changed their minds and decided to go for the classic, iconic Supergirl outfit in the movie instead, but the comics ended up sticking with the new suit since by that point, it was too late to get rid of it.
** ''[[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.
*** Two more from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''. Between the end of "[[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]" and the end of the events of "[[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman The Return of Bruce Wayne]]", Batman had returned to using the original/"[[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne Year One]]" costume, which was what the costume he wore in ''[=TNBA=]'' (and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'') was based on. Likewise, after the "One Year Later" TimeSkip after ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'', Tim Drake donned a tweaked version of the costume he wore during ''TNBA''.
** When Comicbook/{{Vixen}} rejoined the Justice League after ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', she was given her look from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
** As of the Comicbook/{{New 52}}
*** Amanda Waller is a lot slimmer, ala her appearance in ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
*** Commissioner Gordon had reddish-brown hair in the present day, ala his appearance in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' and Zsasz grew a beard like his appearance in ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
*** Bane initally had a look reminiscent of the one he had in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', though it's since been tweaked to include a vest and cargo pants similar to his ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' incarnation.
*** Etta Candy got a RaceLift ala her counterpart in the [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot failed]] ''Series/{{Wonder Woman|2011Pilot}}'' [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot pilot]] and is now African-American.
*** Additionally, both Miss Martian and Sportsmaster have since been seen wearing their costumes from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. [[note]]Although Miss Martian's cameo was later edited out of Teen Titans in the trade paperback version, due to some higher-up ExecutiveMeddling. The "stealth costume Miss Martian" has now been replaced by an unidentified blonde heroine.[[/note]]
*** Coincidence or not, some have also noted that Comicbook/HarleyQuinn's ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' design resembles the iteration of the character seen in the ''Theatre/BatmanLive'' stage show and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
*** In her solo title, Harley Quinn later begins dyeing her pigtails so that they resemble Creator/MargotRobbie's hair in the live-action ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie. This is even {{Lampshaded}} when Harley says that her new hair color looks "So cinematic!"
*** The Tumbler from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' has been made canon in ''[[Creator/DCComics Detective Comics]]''.
*** VandalSavage's facial scars from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' have been incorporated into his modern design.
*** [[Series/{{Arrow}} Tommy Merlyn as Oliver Queen's best friend before he became Green Arrow]].
*** Catwoman's new origin is closely based on the ''Film/BatmanReturns'' version.
*** Wally West is now half-African American, taking a nod from ''Series/TheFlash2014'', where Iris West and her family are black. Iris herself is still white in the comics, since her New 52 counterpart debuted before the show began production.
*** Felicity Smoake, formerly a ''very'' minor ''ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}'' character, has been redesigned and {{ReTool}}ed to more closely resemble her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' counterpart.
*** The new Royal Flush Gang seen in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' resembles the more [[NotWearingTights down-to-Earth]] version of the group from ''Arrow''.
*** Mercy Graves, ComicBook/LexLuthor's assistant / [[BodyguardBabes bodyguard]], is now Asian-American to match her appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
*** Garth (the former Aqualad) now wears a blue costume based on the one he wore in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series.
*** When Starfire got her own solo series, her appearance, outfit and personality were lifted from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series.
** A single-medium version: The idea that the Crime Syndicate's Superwoman had the secret identity of Lois Lane was introduced by Creator/GrantMorrison in ''JLA: Earth-2'', and carried over to the New 52 Earth-3 seen in ''Forever Evil''. When the original Pre-Crisis Syndicate appeared in ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}'', it followed suit, even though Pre-Crisis Earth-Three's Lois had clearly been established as the wife of the heroic Alexander Luthor, a point that had been used in the comics as recently as ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis''.
* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
** Following the success of the [[Film/XMen1 2000 movie]], the Comicbook/XMen switched to dark leather costumes which more closely resembled those of the movie. Toad's markedly different appearance and advanced powers (a mostly regular-looking guy with a prehensile tongue and amazing acrobatic skills as opposed to a deformed hunchback who just jumps around a bit) was also copied.
*** The leather costumes only lasted until 2004, when they returned to more traditional superhero costumes.
** As a minor example, ComicBook/{{Rogue}} used to have a white SkunkStripe, across her head from front to back. Ever since the movies, only her front bangs have been white (even in ''ComicBook/XMenForever'', where her original hair style, at least at first, should have been retained).
*** The writers can't even decide whether Rogue's hair is naturally like that, or, [[AllThereInTheManual as mentioned in an '80s letter column]] bleached by her for effect...
*** Rogue also lost her curls in favor of straight long hair similar to Creator/AnnaPaquin's.
*** Rogue's real name, Anna Marie, was also taken from the movies, where she was NamedByTheAdaptation.
** Many artists since 2000 showed ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s claws coming from between his fingers as opposed to the backs of his knuckles. Also, like the Superman example, some artists have drawn Wolverine looking like Creator/HughJackman.
** Mystique also gained a scaled, reptilian appearance to better reflect her movie counterpart. This too was eventually undone.
** ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s plastic prison from the movies was used in ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen''.
** It may shock people to learn that the idea of the Xavier Institute as an actual school was also something that came from the movies. Originally, the school aspect was more of a cover story than anything, and the only actual "students" were the X-Men themselves. Then the [[Film/XMen1 first movie]] came out and introduced the idea of the Institute as a real school with numerous mutant students, and Creator/GrantMorrison subsequently made the idea canon in the comics.
** Due to the popularity of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Marvel launched ''First X-Men'', a prequel series about an early incarnation of the team led by Magneto and a not-yet-disabled Professor Xavier.
** 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.
** In the original comics, Iceman was a founding member of the team and about the same age as Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and the other X-Men. The movie made him a teenage trainee who was significantly younger than the real X-Men, and this eventually carried over into ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen'' and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
** Post-''Comicbook/{{AXIS}}'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} has been given a new costume that incorporates his goggles from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
** Sabretooth's post-''AXIS'' design draws some inspiration from Creator/LievSchreiber's portrayal of the character in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', namely the shorter haircut and less bestial appearance.
** Jean and Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} got married because of a planned plot from Season 2 of the hit ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series. Interestingly, Bob Harras also asked the writers of the cartoon to hold off on having them tie the knot for real, which is why in the show, the wedding turned out to be the work of Mr. Sinister.
** Circa 2005, Franchise/SpiderMan gained biological webshooting powers like those portrayed in his [[Film/SpiderMan1 eponymous 2002 movie]]. Continuing the trend, in 2007, the "Back in Black" storyline, wherein Spidey starts wearing the black costume again, echoes ''Film/SpiderMan3'', which is a retelling of the original black costume storyline.
** In the original Black Costume saga, the symbiote did not affect Peter's personality, at all. It just made him tired because it would take his body out crime fighting while he slept. The addition of it making him more violent and mean came from [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries the '90s cartoon]].
** According to WordOfGod, the second ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan costume was [[http://i1.cdnds.net/13/14/618x932/comics-superior-spider-man-14-teaser-artwork.jpg directly inspired]] by the unused design Alex Ross [[http://www.alexrossart.com/galleries/spiderman/full/spiderman4.jpg created for the first movie]].
** The Spider-Cycle from the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' cartoon appeared in an ImagineSpot in issue #200 of the ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' comic.
** "Web Warriors", the subtitle of Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', was later imported into the comics as the name of a group of Spider-Heroes from across the multiverse.
** The famous phrase "with great power ComesGreatResponsibility" was shortened from a longer form and attributed to Uncle Ben by {{Retcon}}. (It was originally spoken by the narrator.) The first time the phrase was actually attributed to Uncle Ben was in ''The Amazing Spider-Man: A Rockomic!'', a Spider-Man themed rock opera from the early 70's.
** The supervillain Bullseye originally wore a costume with a mask that had a bullseye design on it. In [[Film/{{Daredevil}} the 2003 movie]], Bullseye dressed like a biker and had a bullseye scar directly on his forehead. Sometime later [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} the comic book]] version received the scar as well, when an enraged Daredevil carved a bullseye into the forehead of his nemesis.
** The Bullseye seen in ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' had even more of the movie's influence. He not only had the scar, but also ran around in [[CivvieSpandex street clothes]] [[NotWearingTights as opposed to a costume]].
** Bullseye wore street clothes for a while in the mainstream comics, too. Starting in the ''Daredevil / Bullseye: The Target'' mini-series, he switched to wearing civvies and a black leather duster. This was done to line up with the movie, which was in production at time.
** The {{Ultimate|Marvel}} version of ComicBook/{{Elektra}} wears a black costume similar to that of her [[Film/{{Elektra}} movie]] counterpart.
** The Negative Zone, a longstanding element of ComicBook/FantasticFour stories, was brought into the Ultimate universe under a new name: the N-Zone. Since then, characters have occasionally used this term for the Negative Zone in the regular continuity.
** Creator/MattFraction made the Thing Rings from ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing'' canon in ''Comicbook/{{FF}}''. Though in this case, they're used by Darla Deering rather than [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]].
** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's sidekick, Comicbook/TheFalcon, briefly wore the same armored costume he wore in the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'' animated series. However, when he rejoined the Avengers a few years later, he ditched the threads.
** Speaking of Cap, the popularity of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films has led to his comic counterpart sporting an outfit that looks greatly inspired by his appearances in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''[[note]]Of course, the costumes seen in the aforementioned films were directly inspired by Cap's outfits in the Ultimate Universe[[/note]] as part of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. Said costume does away with the flared gloves and buccaneer boots, replacing them with more utilitarian gloves and combat boots. The familiar chainmail of his old costume is replaced with a more modern-looking armor design, as well. Finally, a blue helmet with painted-on wings takes the place of his winged mask.
** 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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Franchise/{{Batman}}'s BattleButler Alfred was originally drawn as a stout and clean-shaven man, but in 1944 he was dispatched to a health resort from which he would return thin and mustached so that he would resemble William Austin's portrayal in the 1943 serial. Also, he originally died in the comics but the 60's Creator/AdamWest [[Series/{{Batman}} series]] got him revived. The change was spoofed in a 1994 "Zero Hour" story that ostensibly took place after Alfred had left Bruce Wayne while they were tracking down Bruce's kidnapped girlfriend and Tim Drake's father in England [[TenMinuteRetirement (though he came back about a year later)]]; Batman and Robin are confronted by a short, fat, non-mustached, Cockney-accented double of Alfred reminiscent of the early 1940s portrayal, and immediately remark that Alfred doesn't look like himself. Alfred then reminds them of his resort vacation, which (in the new continuity) he has just returned from, and explains that the resort was not a health spa at all, but a school for private detectives (the "new" Alfred wants to follow in his employers' footsteps). The short, fat Alfred eventually disappears long before the real Alfred returns.
** * The now-iconic green-suit-and-bowler-hat costume for the Riddler was introduced in the 1960s live-action series, where it was designed by actor Frank Gorshin because he '''''seriously''''' hated the tights. It is now a rare thing to see the Riddler in his original tights in the comic books.
** * [[NewerThanTheyThink It may seem hard to believe]], but Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} didn't wear a black costume until the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Prior to (and long after) that, she usually wore first green and later purple in the comics. It wasn't until Darwyn Cooke's revamp in 2002 that she officially adopted a black SpyCatsuit in the comics.
** * Batman's GrapplingHookPistol also [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/11/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-395/ originated]] in the first Creator/TimBurton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie.
** * The Batman storyline "The Destroyer" ended with Gotham sporting a redesigned look that resembled the city's retro art deco depiction in the Tim Burton movies.
** * The idea that Jim Gordon met Bruce Wayne on the night of the Wayne murders originated in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', and has since made it to the comics (and also subsequently served as an inspiration for the premise of ''Series/{{Gotham}}''). Before this, in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', Gordon started his career in Chicago and only moved to Gotham just as Bruce is returning to Gotham from his travel to learn the skills he'd use as Batman.
*** ** Likewise, when [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] became Batman during ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'', he and Daiman 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''.
** * It was Creator/MarlonBrando's idea to have Jor-El wearing a recognizable 'S' logo in the 1978 ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film, making it a preexisting Kryptonian emblem rather than merely a personal symbol of Superman. This change filtered into the comics awareness, explicitly finalized in the 2003 title ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright''.
** * The childhood of Clark Kent was changed once in response to the Movie with his powers developing gradually and no career as Superboy, and more recently it has changed again to become closer to the portrayal in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', including restoring ComicBook/LexLuthor as a Smallville resident and [[WeUsedToBeFriends friend]] of Clark (which, ironically, is what they had changed him ''from'' Post-Crisis).
*** ** His career as Superboy was a retcon in itself. The original telling of Superman's origin in ''Action Comics'' #1 had him raised in an orphanage, and his super powers developing slowly during adolescence.
*** ** Smallville itself first appeared in the earliest Superboy comics, but they never specified exactly where in the country it was located until after the Movie had put it in Kansas.
** * Indeed, the whole cold, antiseptic look of the ComicBook/PostCrisis Krypton was taken from the movie. Ironically, ''Superman: Birthright'' undid this change, moving it back toward the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version.
*** ** Post-''Infinite'' Crisis, Krypton is even ''more'' like the movie version than it was post-Crisis. Superman's fortress is now the same crystalline structure seen in the films (and in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''), complete with Jor-El hologram.
** * Also, after the movie, many artists drew Superman resembling Creator/ChristopherReeve.
*** ** With John Byrne being the first, because he couldn't follow the style of Curt Swan.
** * ComicBook/LexLuthor's father being named Lionel is an import from ''Smallville''.
** * The Hall of Justice from the ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' cartoon was made canon in the comics after ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.
** * In both the Golden and Silver Age, Franchise/WonderWoman had the magic lasso -- which could compel total obedience from anyone caught in it. As one might imagine, she had it used on her pretty regularly. As this was regarded as a little squicky for television, the lasso's ability to compel was reduced to being able to force its captive to tell the truth. This is now so canon, [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] doesn't even mention the original ability.
*** ** More recently, Wondie has started spinning around to change her clothes, a [[TransformationSequence magical transformation]] used in the 1970's [[Series/WonderWoman TV show]], but not in the comics until twenty years later, when PromotedFanboy Phil Jimenez was writing & drawing the book.
** * After 2001's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' cartoon featured a Hawkgirl as a member, writer Joe Kelly chose to add the DC Universe's then-current Hawkgirl to the contemporary JLA (even though this was a different character, connected to the ''[[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]]'' Hawkgirl rather than the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version from which the cartoon's heroine was adapted).
*** ** ''Justice League'' also introduced the idea that John Stewart (''Franchise/GreenLantern'') was a Marine, an idea that's since filtered into the comics.
*** ** John Stewart also returned to being an active Green Lantern and joined the League during Kelly's ''JLA'' run and started wearing the same costume he wore on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (sans gloves) and the same haircut the animated Stewart had in the first two seasons.
*** ** While John Stewart has yet to sport the "bald with goatee" look from the ''Unlimited'' seasons, [[MirrorUniverse Power Ring]] does sport a similar one, thanks in part to the events of ''Comicbook/JLAAvengers'' destroying and rebuilding the Crime Syndicate's universe, giving him a RaceLift that changed him from a blonde Kyle Rayner counterpart into a counterpart for Stewart. Also after joining the post-''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' incarnation of the League, John joked about Comicbook/BlackLightning's current bald look, then said he'd looked look good bald with a goatee.
** * The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' cartoon debuted in the same month as a relaunch of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' series. Both took inspiration from the classic 80s Marv Wolfman/George Perez "New Teen Titans" series, but it was also pretty obvious that DC was making their properties look similar across the board.
*** ** The cartoon team was composed of ComicBook/{{Robin}}, Comicbook/{{Starfire}}, Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, Comicbook/{{Raven}}, and Beast Boy. The comics team was composed of former ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' members Robin, ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, ComicBook/WonderGirl, and Kid Flash, with the 80s Titans Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy returning. The comics team thus superficially resembled the cartoon team - only with the former Young Justice members, most notably Comicbook/{{Robin}}, being {{Legacy Character}}s of the 80s Titans. At least some of the older Titans were not even teenagers by this point, having aged into their 20s. Notably, comics Raven, in spirit form before the relaunch, was given a new teenage body just for the series, and Gar Logan's codename, then Changeling, reverted to Beast Boy (despite being more like Beast ''Man'').
*** ** Many of the characters in the cartoon saw their comic versions' costumes get redone to match (or at least more resemble) their animated counterparts. Even Starfire (whose ultra-{{stripperiffic}} [[ChainmailBikini bikini-like "armor"]] isn't going anywhere anytime soon) has her boots changed to resemble series Star.
*** ** In the comics, Beast Boy/Changeling looked like a normal boy who just happened to have green skin and hair. After the cartoon gave him a more bestial appearance, the comics gave him fanged teeth and pointy ears to match his television counterpart.
*** ** The romantic subtext between Raven and Beast Boy in the cartoon made it into the comics in a bona fide {{squee}} moment. The author claims he didn't do this because of the show, though.
*** ** Bumblebee's [[{{Sizeshifter}} shrinking abilities]] were also introduced in the show, before being made canon in the comics after ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis''. Prior to that, she simply had a suit of PoweredArmor that resembled that of a bee.
*** ** A '90s Titan named Joto was revamped as "Hotspot" in the toon [[note]]due to "Joto" having a derogatory meaning for homosexuals in Spanish, though it means "heat" in Swahili[[/note]], and received flamethrower powers as opposed to simply using heat generation. After ''Infinite Crisis'', the comic Joto inexplicably took on the flaming head look of his animated self, the "Hotspot" codename, and began using fire as an ability.
*** ** The show gave Cyborg the memorable CatchPhrase "Booyah!", which was later worked into the comics.
** * Ever since ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' 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 appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
*** ** Based on the popularity of the animated series version of the ClockKing (Temple Fugate), a new Clock King with the same name and dress was introduced to Franchise/TheDCU (though instead of AwesomenessByAnalysis powers, this version has actual precognitive abilities as well as a sadistic streak).
*** ** The series also went with the ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} moniker to make Barbara Gordon begin using that identity as a student rather than a librarian as it originally was, and given this change in age, she got a flirting relationship with Robin (Dick Grayson, now ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} in comics). Now flashbacks tend to show Barbara getting her Batgirl identity at her teens, and having an on-off relationship with Nightwing (who, before that, was mostly interested on his Titans teammate Starfire, so ShipToShipCombat abounds).
*** ** 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.
** * Superman flies because the Fleischer cartoons found it easier to animate flight than jumping. Simultaneously, [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the radio show]] started depicting Superman flying so that they could fit plot exposition into scenes while he traveled place to place. However, the radio show avoided calling it flight. Most of his other powers came from the radio or cartoon shows, too. Initially, he was just as the opening sequence described him: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings InASingleBound. Heat vision, super breath, and more were largely later additions.
*** ** ''Action Comics'' (DC) itself also gradually drifted toward flight due to artist mistakes. As artists depicted Superman performing more and more impossible maneuvers in midair, AC writers explained it away as his ability to change trajectory in midair. When Fleischer, who had followed the comics and radio show, asked point-blank if Superman could fly, AC gave up and said he could. It didn't become official though until a 1942 Superman novel written by the head writer of the radio show, where it explicitly stated Superman flew across the Atlantic Ocean to stop a Nazi rocket missile. By 1943, Superman could fly 8 times the speed of light.
** * Superman's childhood home Smallville was apparently just as [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield vaguely located]] as Metropolis, until the 1978 movie set it in Kansas.
** * Though General Zod already existed in the comics before and after ''Film/SupermanII'', his backstory became such a mess that eventually DC decided to make a "definitive" reboot of the character based on his most iconic version: that of the aforementioned film.
** * Kryptonite was first introduced on [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the Superman radio show]] in 1943, before being incorporated into the comic book.
*** ** Before the radio show, there was a proposed story called "[[http://k-metal.nu/splash.php The K-Metal from Krypton]]". It involves Superman dealing with an element called "K-Metal", a precursor to Kryptonite. But [[ExecutiveMeddling this was scrapped]] since it would change the StatusQuoIsGod drastically (which included [[SecretKeeper Lois discovering Clark is Superman]]).
** * After ''Film/SupermanReturns'' was released, Superman's costume in the comics was slightly altered to make it match the costume's appearance in the film; most notably adding an "S" belt buckle like the movie costume. This was undone after a few years and the previous look of the costume returned.
** * When Franchise/TheFlash got a [[Series/TheFlash1990 TV series]], a couple of small changes were made in the comic: Wally got a dog and a new costume with a symmetric belt like the one on the show. This was only fair since the TV Flash, while based primarily on Barry Allen, also borrowed elements from Wally (such as his post-Crisis need for huge amounts of food).
*** ** During ''Flash: Rebirth'' Wally gained yet another new costume that was even more inspired by the live-action suit. It had the pointed, Batman-like nose and the darker color scheme, in addition to the aforementioned belt. The costume also added a logo similar to the one on Wally sported in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
** * 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.
** * The ''Comicbook/BrightestDay'' and ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' versions of ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} were inspired by the character's portrayal in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. While the Jason Rusch/Ronnie Raymond combo had shown up in the comics before, it was the TV show that established Jason as a ChildProdigy. Prior to that, he was mostly an average student who relied on Professor Stein to provide Firestorm's science knowledge.
** * Comicbook/{{Static}} was given both of his costumes from the ''Comicbook/StaticShock'' cartoon; the original in the ''Rebirth of the Cool'' limited series, and the second after joining Franchise/TheDCU around the time of ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''. Note that Static's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Static2.jpg original outfit]] looks ''nothing'' like either of the suits from [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/static_shock.jpg the cartoon]].
** * 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.
** * Before that, Supergirl was given a new costume in the 80's (the one with the headband that she wore until her death in ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'') to match the one designed for the ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' live-action movie. The producers then changed their minds and decided to go for the classic, iconic Supergirl outfit in the movie instead, but the comics ended up sticking with the new suit since by that point, it was too late to get rid of it.
** * ''[[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.
*** ** Two more from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''. Between the end of "[[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]" and the end of the events of "[[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman The Return of Bruce Wayne]]", Batman had returned to using the original/"[[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne Year One]]" costume, which was what the costume he wore in ''[=TNBA=]'' (and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'') was based on. Likewise, after the "One Year Later" TimeSkip after ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'', Tim Drake donned a tweaked version of the costume he wore during ''TNBA''.
** * When Comicbook/{{Vixen}} rejoined the Justice League after ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', she was given her look from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
** * As of the Comicbook/{{New 52}}
*** ** Amanda Waller is a lot slimmer, ala her appearance in ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
*** ** Commissioner Gordon had reddish-brown hair in the present day, ala his appearance in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' and Zsasz grew a beard like his appearance in ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
*** ** Bane initally had a look reminiscent of the one he had in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', though it's since been tweaked to include a vest and cargo pants similar to his ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' incarnation.
*** ** Etta Candy got a RaceLift ala her counterpart in the [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot failed]] ''Series/{{Wonder Woman|2011Pilot}}'' [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot pilot]] and is now African-American.
*** ** Additionally, both Miss Martian and Sportsmaster have since been seen wearing their costumes from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. [[note]]Although Miss Martian's cameo was later edited out of Teen Titans in the trade paperback version, due to some higher-up ExecutiveMeddling. The "stealth costume Miss Martian" has now been replaced by an unidentified blonde heroine.[[/note]]
*** ** Coincidence or not, some have also noted that Comicbook/HarleyQuinn's ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' design resembles the iteration of the character seen in the ''Theatre/BatmanLive'' stage show and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
*** ** In her solo title, Harley Quinn later begins dyeing her pigtails so that they resemble Creator/MargotRobbie's hair in the live-action ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie. This is even {{Lampshaded}} when Harley says that her new hair color looks "So cinematic!"
*** ** The Tumbler from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' has been made canon in ''[[Creator/DCComics Detective Comics]]''.
*** ** VandalSavage's facial scars from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' have been incorporated into his modern design.
*** ** [[Series/{{Arrow}} Tommy Merlyn as Oliver Queen's best friend before he became Green Arrow]].
*** ** Catwoman's new origin is closely based on the ''Film/BatmanReturns'' version.
*** ** Wally West is now half-African American, taking a nod from ''Series/TheFlash2014'', where Iris West and her family are black. Iris herself is still white in the comics, since her New 52 counterpart debuted before the show began production.
*** ** Felicity Smoake, formerly a ''very'' minor ''ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}'' character, has been redesigned and {{ReTool}}ed to more closely resemble her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' counterpart.
*** ** The new Royal Flush Gang seen in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' resembles the more [[NotWearingTights down-to-Earth]] version of the group from ''Arrow''.
*** ** Mercy Graves, ComicBook/LexLuthor's assistant / [[BodyguardBabes bodyguard]], is now Asian-American to match her appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
*** ** Garth (the former Aqualad) now wears a blue costume based on the one he wore in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series.
*** ** When Starfire got her own solo series, her appearance, outfit and personality were lifted from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series.
** * A single-medium version: The idea that the Crime Syndicate's Superwoman had the secret identity of Lois Lane was introduced by Creator/GrantMorrison in ''JLA: Earth-2'', and carried over to the New 52 Earth-3 seen in ''Forever Evil''. When the original Pre-Crisis Syndicate appeared in ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}'', it followed suit, even though Pre-Crisis Earth-Three's Lois had clearly been established as the wife of the heroic Alexander Luthor, a point that had been used in the comics as recently as ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis''.
* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
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Following the success of the [[Film/XMen1 2000 movie]], the Comicbook/XMen switched to dark leather costumes which more closely resembled those of the movie. Toad's markedly different appearance and advanced powers (a mostly regular-looking guy with a prehensile tongue and amazing acrobatic skills as opposed to a deformed hunchback who just jumps around a bit) was also copied.
*** ** The leather costumes only lasted until 2004, when they returned to more traditional superhero costumes.
** * As a minor example, ComicBook/{{Rogue}} used to have a white SkunkStripe, across her head from front to back. Ever since the movies, only her front bangs have been white (even in ''ComicBook/XMenForever'', where her original hair style, at least at first, should have been retained).
*** ** The writers can't even decide whether Rogue's hair is naturally like that, or, [[AllThereInTheManual as mentioned in an '80s letter column]] bleached by her for effect...
*** ** Rogue also lost her curls in favor of straight long hair similar to Creator/AnnaPaquin's.
*** ** Rogue's real name, Anna Marie, was also taken from the movies, where she was NamedByTheAdaptation.
** * Many artists since 2000 showed ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s claws coming from between his fingers as opposed to the backs of his knuckles. Also, like the Superman example, some artists have drawn Wolverine looking like Creator/HughJackman.
** * Mystique also gained a scaled, reptilian appearance to better reflect her movie counterpart. This too was eventually undone.
** * ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s plastic prison from the movies was used in ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen''.
** * It may shock people to learn that the idea of the Xavier Institute as an actual school was also something that came from the movies. Originally, the school aspect was more of a cover story than anything, and the only actual "students" were the X-Men themselves. Then the [[Film/XMen1 first movie]] came out and introduced the idea of the Institute as a real school with numerous mutant students, and Creator/GrantMorrison subsequently made the idea canon in the comics.
** * Due to the popularity of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Marvel launched ''First X-Men'', a prequel series about an early incarnation of the team led by Magneto and a not-yet-disabled Professor Xavier.
** * 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.
** * In the original comics, Iceman was a founding member of the team and about the same age as Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and the other X-Men. The movie made him a teenage trainee who was significantly younger than the real X-Men, and this eventually carried over into ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen'' and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
** * Post-''Comicbook/{{AXIS}}'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} has been given a new costume that incorporates his goggles from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
** * Sabretooth's post-''AXIS'' design draws some inspiration from Creator/LievSchreiber's portrayal of the character in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', namely the shorter haircut and less bestial appearance.
** * Jean and Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} got married because of a planned plot from Season 2 of the hit ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series. Interestingly, Bob Harras also asked the writers of the cartoon to hold off on having them tie the knot for real, which is why in the show, the wedding turned out to be the work of Mr. Sinister.
** * Circa 2005, Franchise/SpiderMan gained biological webshooting powers like those portrayed in his [[Film/SpiderMan1 eponymous 2002 movie]]. Continuing the trend, in 2007, the "Back in Black" storyline, wherein Spidey starts wearing the black costume again, echoes ''Film/SpiderMan3'', which is a retelling of the original black costume storyline.
** * In the original Black Costume saga, the symbiote did not affect Peter's personality, at all. It just made him tired because it would take his body out crime fighting while he slept. The addition of it making him more violent and mean came from [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries the '90s cartoon]].
** * According to WordOfGod, the second ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan costume was [[http://i1.cdnds.net/13/14/618x932/comics-superior-spider-man-14-teaser-artwork.jpg directly inspired]] by the unused design Alex Ross [[http://www.alexrossart.com/galleries/spiderman/full/spiderman4.jpg created for the first movie]].
** * The Spider-Cycle from the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' cartoon appeared in an ImagineSpot in issue #200 of the ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' comic.
** * "Web Warriors", the subtitle of Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', was later imported into the comics as the name of a group of Spider-Heroes from across the multiverse.
** * The famous phrase "with great power ComesGreatResponsibility" was shortened from a longer form and attributed to Uncle Ben by {{Retcon}}. (It was originally spoken by the narrator.) The first time the phrase was actually attributed to Uncle Ben was in ''The Amazing Spider-Man: A Rockomic!'', a Spider-Man themed rock opera from the early 70's.
** * The supervillain Bullseye originally wore a costume with a mask that had a bullseye design on it. In [[Film/{{Daredevil}} the 2003 movie]], Bullseye dressed like a biker and had a bullseye scar directly on his forehead. Sometime later [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} the comic book]] version received the scar as well, when an enraged Daredevil carved a bullseye into the forehead of his nemesis.
** * The Bullseye seen in ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' had even more of the movie's influence. He not only had the scar, but also ran around in [[CivvieSpandex street clothes]] [[NotWearingTights as opposed to a costume]].
** * Bullseye wore street clothes for a while in the mainstream comics, too. Starting in the ''Daredevil / Bullseye: The Target'' mini-series, he switched to wearing civvies and a black leather duster. This was done to line up with the movie, which was in production at time.
** * The {{Ultimate|Marvel}} version of ComicBook/{{Elektra}} wears a black costume similar to that of her [[Film/{{Elektra}} movie]] counterpart.
** * The Negative Zone, a longstanding element of ComicBook/FantasticFour stories, was brought into the Ultimate universe under a new name: the N-Zone. Since then, characters have occasionally used this term for the Negative Zone in the regular continuity.
** * Creator/MattFraction made the Thing Rings from ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing'' canon in ''Comicbook/{{FF}}''. Though in this case, they're used by Darla Deering rather than [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]].
** * ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's sidekick, Comicbook/TheFalcon, briefly wore the same armored costume he wore in the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'' animated series. However, when he rejoined the Avengers a few years later, he ditched the threads.
** * Speaking of Cap, the popularity of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films has led to his comic counterpart sporting an outfit that looks greatly inspired by his appearances in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''[[note]]Of course, the costumes seen in the aforementioned films were directly inspired by Cap's outfits in the Ultimate Universe[[/note]] as part of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. Said costume does away with the flared gloves and buccaneer boots, replacing them with more utilitarian gloves and combat boots. The familiar chainmail of his old costume is replaced with a more modern-looking armor design, as well. Finally, a blue helmet with painted-on wings takes the place of his winged mask.
** * 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.



** The comic version of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} has since adopted the Avengers Initiative from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The second volume of ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers'' sees S.H.I.E.L.D. using the Initiative to recruit its own team of superheroes, similar to the origin of the Avengers in the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 live-action film]].
** Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} now wears a black leather costume similar to the one he wears in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The movie costume is itself inspired by the one seen in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', though the current mainstream outfit adds in some purple coloring.
** The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Iron Patriot]] armor returned to the Marvel Universe due to its use in ''Film/IronMan3''. It was used by Tony Stark in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' and, like in ''Iron Man 3'', by [[ComicBook/WarMachine James Rhodes]] in ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers''. It was done away with after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' brought back the War Machine identity.
** Comicbook/{{Blade}}'s original powers were being immune to vampire bites, aging slowly and nothing else. He later picked up enhanced senses but didn't really become super in any sense of the word until his [[Film/{{Blade}} film]] came out.
** [[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.
*** The Hulk's iconic "YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry" {{Catchphrase}} originated in the [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk 70's live-action show]].
** From the classic ''Comicbook/AgeOfApocalypse'', we've got the classic Sunfire later sporting his [=AoA=] counterpart's look, ironically as a horseman of Apocalypse. Earlier than that, Shadowcat briefly employed a claw device similar to the one used by her [=AoA=] self.
*** During Age of Apocalypse, mutants were classified as Alpha or Omega level (apparently the difference between mutants with a useful combat power and [[PersonOfMassDestruction Mutants of Mass Destruction]]). This made sense in the Darwinian dystopia Apocalypse was running, but the terms migrated back to the main Marvel U for no apparent reason.
** The all-ages ''Thor: The Mighty Avengers'' series made Heimdall [[RaceLift black]] in order to better resemble Creator/IdrisElba's portrayal of the character in the ''[[Film/{{Thor}} Thor]]'' [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld movies]].
** 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}}.
*** The true face of the original Ultimate Universe Chitauri wasn't revealed[[note]]As DarkerAndEdgier versions of the mainstream universe's Skrulls, they usually appear shapeshifted and nobody knew what they really looked like for ages. Also, ''being'' Skrull {{Expies}} is why all adaptations' Chitauri, even before the movie, are your basic AlienInvasion and not shapeshifters; Creator/MarvelAnimation tends to just use Skrulls when it wants Skrulls.[[/note]] until ''[[ComicBook/CataclysmTheUltimatesLastStand Hunger]]'' -- when it was shown they look exactly like their movie counterparts.
** In the lead-up to the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' movie, Marvel had [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Star-Lord]] adopt the BadassLongcoat worn by Creator/ChrisPratt in the film. He was also rewritten to have a less serious personality, much like his film counterpart.
** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' came up with the idea of giving Donnie Gill ([[ComicbookMoviesDontUseCodenames "Blizzard"]]) actual [[AnIcePerson cryonic abilities]], rather than having them come from [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman his costume]] or PoweredArmor. This change carried over into the comics, where Blizzard was revealed to be an [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Inhuman]] during ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Inhumanity}}''. Due to production time, the change actually happened in the comics ''before'' Donnie even debuted on TV.
** In the lead-up to [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the second Captain America film]], the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] began wearing his face mask and goggles from the movie in the {{flashback}} series ''Winter Soldier: The Bitter March''.
*** The movie introduced a drug that Bruce Banner had designed to control Hulk-Outs. Though it proved ineffective on Banner, ComicBook/NickFury discovered that it could be easily used to create a FauxDeath effect on normal people. This drug (with the same origin!) later appeared in ''[[Comicbook/TheInvaders All-New Invaders]]''.
** After becoming the new ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] was redesigned and given a new costume that incorporates his red goggles and wing-pack from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
** S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers have been shown using Quinjet models that look exactly like the ones seen in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
** The Comicbook/WarMachine drones seen in ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] / Comicbook/NewAvengers: Time Runs Out'' are based off the movie version of War Machine.
** In an extremely controversial example, Marvel used ''ComicBook/{{AXIS}}'' to reveal that ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/ScarletWitch aren't really the children of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, mirroring their depiction in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (where Magneto can't be used thanks to [[ExiledFromContinuity rights issues]]). Their powers were also retconned into being the result of scientific experimentation like in the movie, instead of naturally occurring mutations.
** Despite being seen as a DorkAge, a number of elements from ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' have stuck:
*** 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.
*** While it could just be a coincidence, when the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' imprint decided to re-imagine the Avengers into ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', it reused the idea originally presented here of S.H.I.E.L.D. helping to set up the team. The LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' reused the ieda, though it was likely inspired by ''The Ultimates''.
*** ComicBook/TheFalcon being a MilitarySuperhero was also imported to the Ultimate Universe and the MCU.
** Doctor Erskine, the scientist who created the [[{{Super Serum}} Captain America formula]], was made a [[{{Token Enemy Minority}} German defector]] in ''Film/{{Captain America the First Avenger}}''. This was imported back to the comics in ''Marvel Fact Files'' in 2013.
** In the ''Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} 50th Aniversary: Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}}'' one-shot, Bobbi is now in a relationship with Lance Hunter, a character she had never shared a comic book panel with before, because they're AmicableExes in the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' series.
** Similarly, Daisy Johnson was {{Retcon}}ned into being an Inhuman, half-Chinese, and long haired in order to match her portrayal on the show.
** Darren Cross was an extremely obscure villain who was KilledOffForReal in the early 1980's after just two issues of ''Marvel Premier''. His role as the BigBad of the ''Film/AntMan'' film got him resurrected, as well as in possession of SizeShifter abilities like he has in the movie.
** 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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** * The comic version of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} has since adopted the Avengers Initiative from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The second volume of ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers'' sees S.H.I.E.L.D. using the Initiative to recruit its own team of superheroes, similar to the origin of the Avengers in the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 live-action film]].
** * Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} now wears a black leather costume similar to the one he wears in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The movie costume is itself inspired by the one seen in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', though the current mainstream outfit adds in some purple coloring.
** * The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Iron Patriot]] armor returned to the Marvel Universe due to its use in ''Film/IronMan3''. It was used by Tony Stark in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' and, like in ''Iron Man 3'', by [[ComicBook/WarMachine James Rhodes]] in ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers''. It was done away with after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' brought back the War Machine identity.
** * Comicbook/{{Blade}}'s original powers were being immune to vampire bites, aging slowly and nothing else. He later picked up enhanced senses but didn't really become super in any sense of the word until his [[Film/{{Blade}} film]] came out.
** * [[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.
*** ** The Hulk's iconic "YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry" {{Catchphrase}} originated in the [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk 70's live-action show]].
** * From the classic ''Comicbook/AgeOfApocalypse'', we've got the classic Sunfire later sporting his [=AoA=] counterpart's look, ironically as a horseman of Apocalypse. Earlier than that, Shadowcat briefly employed a claw device similar to the one used by her [=AoA=] self.
*** ** During Age of Apocalypse, mutants were classified as Alpha or Omega level (apparently the difference between mutants with a useful combat power and [[PersonOfMassDestruction Mutants of Mass Destruction]]). This made sense in the Darwinian dystopia Apocalypse was running, but the terms migrated back to the main Marvel U for no apparent reason.
** * The all-ages ''Thor: The Mighty Avengers'' series made Heimdall [[RaceLift black]] in order to better resemble Creator/IdrisElba's portrayal of the character in the ''[[Film/{{Thor}} Thor]]'' [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld movies]].
** * 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}}.
*** ** The true face of the original Ultimate Universe Chitauri wasn't revealed[[note]]As DarkerAndEdgier versions of the mainstream universe's Skrulls, they usually appear shapeshifted and nobody knew what they really looked like for ages. Also, ''being'' Skrull {{Expies}} is why all adaptations' Chitauri, even before the movie, are your basic AlienInvasion and not shapeshifters; Creator/MarvelAnimation tends to just use Skrulls when it wants Skrulls.[[/note]] until ''[[ComicBook/CataclysmTheUltimatesLastStand Hunger]]'' -- when it was shown they look exactly like their movie counterparts.
** * In the lead-up to the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' movie, Marvel had [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Star-Lord]] adopt the BadassLongcoat worn by Creator/ChrisPratt in the film. He was also rewritten to have a less serious personality, much like his film counterpart.
** * ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' came up with the idea of giving Donnie Gill ([[ComicbookMoviesDontUseCodenames "Blizzard"]]) actual [[AnIcePerson cryonic abilities]], rather than having them come from [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman his costume]] or PoweredArmor. This change carried over into the comics, where Blizzard was revealed to be an [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Inhuman]] during ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Inhumanity}}''. Due to production time, the change actually happened in the comics ''before'' Donnie even debuted on TV.
** * In the lead-up to [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the second Captain America film]], the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] began wearing his face mask and goggles from the movie in the {{flashback}} series ''Winter Soldier: The Bitter March''.
*** ** The movie introduced a drug that Bruce Banner had designed to control Hulk-Outs. Though it proved ineffective on Banner, ComicBook/NickFury discovered that it could be easily used to create a FauxDeath effect on normal people. This drug (with the same origin!) later appeared in ''[[Comicbook/TheInvaders All-New Invaders]]''.
** * After becoming the new ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] was redesigned and given a new costume that incorporates his red goggles and wing-pack from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
** * S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers have been shown using Quinjet models that look exactly like the ones seen in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
** * The Comicbook/WarMachine drones seen in ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] / Comicbook/NewAvengers: Time Runs Out'' are based off the movie version of War Machine.
** * In an extremely controversial example, Marvel used ''ComicBook/{{AXIS}}'' to reveal that ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/ScarletWitch aren't really the children of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, mirroring their depiction in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (where Magneto can't be used thanks to [[ExiledFromContinuity rights issues]]). Their powers were also retconned into being the result of scientific experimentation like in the movie, instead of naturally occurring mutations.
** * Despite being seen as a DorkAge, a number of elements from ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' have stuck:
*** ** 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.
*** ** While it could just be a coincidence, when the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' imprint decided to re-imagine the Avengers into ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', it reused the idea originally presented here of S.H.I.E.L.D. helping to set up the team. The LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' reused the ieda, though it was likely inspired by ''The Ultimates''.
*** ** ComicBook/TheFalcon being a MilitarySuperhero was also imported to the Ultimate Universe and the MCU.
** * Doctor Erskine, the scientist who created the [[{{Super Serum}} Captain America formula]], was made a [[{{Token Enemy Minority}} German defector]] in ''Film/{{Captain America the First Avenger}}''. This was imported back to the comics in ''Marvel Fact Files'' in 2013.
** * In the ''Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} 50th Aniversary: Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}}'' one-shot, Bobbi is now in a relationship with Lance Hunter, a character she had never shared a comic book panel with before, because they're AmicableExes in the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' series.
** * Similarly, Daisy Johnson was {{Retcon}}ned into being an Inhuman, half-Chinese, and long haired in order to match her portrayal on the show.
** * Darren Cross was an extremely obscure villain who was KilledOffForReal in the early 1980's after just two issues of ''Marvel Premier''. His role as the BigBad of the ''Film/AntMan'' film got him resurrected, as well as in possession of SizeShifter abilities like he has in the movie.
** * 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''.
30th Apr '16 2:40:55 PM comicwriter
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** Cassie Lang's Stinger identity originated in the [[MarvelComics2 MC2]] continuity, where Cassie was now grown up and a member of the Avengers. When 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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** 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''.
30th Apr '16 2:39:58 PM comicwriter
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** The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Iron Patriot]] armor returned to the Marvel Universe due to its use in ''Film/IronMan3''. It was used by Tony Stark in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' and, like in ''Iron Man 3'', by [[ComicBook/WarMachine James Rhodes]] in ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers''.

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** The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Iron Patriot]] armor returned to the Marvel Universe due to its use in ''Film/IronMan3''. It was used by Tony Stark in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' and, like in ''Iron Man 3'', by [[ComicBook/WarMachine James Rhodes]] in ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers''. It was done away with after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' brought back the War Machine identity.



** The Comicbook/WarMachine drones seen in ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] / Comicbook/NewAvengers: Time Runs Out'' are based off unused concept art of War Machine from ''Film/IronMan3''.
** In an extremely controversial example, Marvel used ''ComicBook/{{AXIS}}'' to reveal that ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/ScarletWitch aren't really the children of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, mirroring their depiction in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (where Magneto can't be used thanks to [[ExiledFromContinuity rights issues]]).

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** The Comicbook/WarMachine drones seen in ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] / Comicbook/NewAvengers: Time Runs Out'' are based off unused concept art the movie version of War Machine from ''Film/IronMan3''.
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** In an extremely controversial example, Marvel used ''ComicBook/{{AXIS}}'' to reveal that ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/ScarletWitch aren't really the children of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, mirroring their depiction in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (where Magneto can't be used thanks to [[ExiledFromContinuity rights issues]]). Their powers were also retconned into being the result of scientific experimentation like in the movie, instead of naturally occurring mutations.
6th Apr '16 8:37:43 AM MrChips2301
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Creator/AkiraToriyama was so impressed with the TV special featuring Goku's father Bardock that he subsequently [[CanonImmigrant incorporated the character into the manga]] for a two-panel flashback to the ending of the special, earning both him and the special canon status. This makes Bardock the only anime-original character to be featured in the manga. Taken even further with ''Anime/DragonBallKai''a recut of the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime with 99% of the filler taken out, in which Bardock's death at the hands of Freeza is used as the ''introductory scene''. Note that Bardock's personality & family, as seen in ''Dragon Ball Minus'', wound up greatly different than what was seen in the TV special, save for Bardock's eventual death.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Creator/AkiraToriyama was so impressed with the TV special featuring Goku's father Bardock that he subsequently [[CanonImmigrant incorporated the character into the manga]] for a two-panel flashback to the ending of the special, earning both him and the special canon status. This makes making Bardock the only anime-original character to be featured in the manga. Taken even further with Even ''Anime/DragonBallKai''a true to the manga recut of the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime with 99% of the filler taken out, in which [[DistantPrologue includes Bardock's death at the hands of Freeza is used Freeza]] as the ''introductory scene''. Note that scene''.
** Ultimately downplayed when Toriyama wrote the prequel Dragon Ball Minus in 2014. In Dragon Ball Minus,
Bardock's personality & family, as seen in ''Dragon Ball Minus'', family wound up greatly different than what was seen in the TV special, save for Bardock's eventual death.
31st Mar '16 4:45:51 PM Digifiend
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** Similarly, Daisy Johnson was {{Retcon}}ned into being an Inhuman and half-Chinese in order to match her portrayal on the show.

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** Similarly, Daisy Johnson was {{Retcon}}ned into being an Inhuman Inhuman, half-Chinese, and half-Chinese long haired in order to match her portrayal on the show.
23rd Mar '16 5:00:47 PM Unknownlight
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* The chapter books and comics based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' were initially considered LooseCanon. With Hasbro's official position that if something happened in the official comics, the official chapter books, or even in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks it's]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames sequels]], it's canon unless outright contradicted by the series itself. Despite the fact that no episodes prior to Season 5 (save for [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E18MaudPie at least one episode]]) make outright references to either. Several episodes in Season 5, however, either explicitly reference or allude to events in the books and comics, largely due to some of their writers [[RunningTheAsylum joining the show's writing stable]].

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* The chapter books and comics based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' were initially considered LooseCanon. With Hasbro's official position that if something happened in the official comics, the official chapter books, or even in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks it's]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames sequels]], it's canon unless outright contradicted by the series itself. Despite the fact that no episodes prior to Season 5 (save for [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E18MaudPie at least one episode]]) make outright references to either. Several episodes in Season 5, however, either explicitly reference or allude to events in the books and comics, books, largely due to some of their writers the books' main writer [[RunningTheAsylum joining the show's writing stable]].
23rd Mar '16 7:37:47 AM comicwriter
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** As of the Comicbook/{{New 52}}...

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*** In her solo title, Harley Quinn later begins dyeing her pigtails so that they resemble Creator/MargotRobbie's hair in the live-action ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie. This is even {{Lampshaded}} when Harley says that her new hair color looks "So cinematic!"
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** 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 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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