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17th Jun '16 3:57:57 AM PF
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** Ultimately downplayed when Toriyama wrote the prequel Dragon Ball Minus in 2014. In Dragon Ball Minus, Bardock's personality & family wound up greatly different than what was seen in the TV special, save for Bardock's eventual death.

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** Ultimately downplayed when Toriyama wrote the prequel Dragon ''Dragon Ball Minus Minus'' in 2014. In Dragon ''Dragon Ball Minus, Minus'', Bardock's personality & and family wound up greatly different than what was seen in the TV special, save for Bardock's eventual death.



* Lum originally had iridescent hair in the ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' manga, which fit nicely with her bizarre, inhuman appearance. However, since iridescent hair was impossible to animate on a TV budget in the 1980's (and is still very difficult to do even today), the anime adaptation gave her green hair instead. The green hair then became so popular and iconic that it was retconned into the later chapters of the manga.
* 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.

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* Lum originally had iridescent hair in the ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' manga, which fit nicely with her bizarre, inhuman appearance. However, since iridescent hair was impossible to animate on a TV budget in the 1980's (and 1980s, and is still very difficult to do even today), today, the anime adaptation gave her green hair instead. The green hair then became so popular and iconic that it was retconned into the later chapters of the manga.
* Gaara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is described as having brown hair in early manga chapters (much like his brother Kankuro). In the anime anime, that [[AdaptationDyeJob was changed]] so that he was an EvilRedhead. Eventually Eventually, the manga made Gaara a redhead as well.
16th Jun '16 11:29:25 AM narm00
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** 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.

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** The new 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.



** National City from the ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' TV show is now part of the DC Universe.

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** National City from the ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[Series/Supergirl2015 Supergirl]]'' TV show is now part of the DC Universe.



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

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



** The turtles headbands were given individual colors to distinguish them in the cartoons. The comic followed the convention later.

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** The turtles turtles' headbands were given individual colors to distinguish them in the cartoons. The comic followed the convention later.
13th Jun '16 5:46:42 PM SpinAttaxx
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** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' allows Meta Knight to use Galaxia Darkness, his Final Smash in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, as an attack.
11th Jun '16 5:28:16 PM comicwriter
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** In HR, Captain America was "deactivated" by President Truman after a disagreement over the use of atom bombs against Japanese civilians. This idea was integrated into the mainstream continuity during the controversial "Ice" story arc, where it was revealed that the government had Cap frozen so that he couldn't stop the atom bombs from being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Of course, the story was so reviled that it was later rendered CanonDiscontinuity, but still.
8th Jun '16 7:39:20 PM comicwriter
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* 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 later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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Ever since ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' the show redefined Mr. Freeze as a tragic figure, consumed for the lost love of his stricken wife, the original comic version was changed to resemble that. Originally, he was just a villain with a gimmicky weapon with no back story, a version that later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
8th Jun '16 7:12:11 PM comicwriter
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* 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''.

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* 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 later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
** The name "Mr. Freeze" is itself a case of this, as before the old Creator/AdamWest [[Series/{{Batman}} show]], he was known as Mr. Zero.
7th Jun '16 5:32:45 PM TitoMosquito
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' created Mr. Freeze's [[TragicVillain incredibly tragic backstory]] and the fan favorite henchwench Harley Quinn. You're hard-pressed to find a work since that doesn't fully embrace both, save for ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' which decided to drop Freeze's backstory in favor of him having been a jewel thief instead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' created Mr. Freeze's [[TragicVillain incredibly tragic backstory]] and the fan favorite henchwench Harley Quinn. You're hard-pressed to find a work since that doesn't fully embrace both, save for ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' which decided to drop Freeze's backstory in favor of him having been a jewel thief instead.[[note]]Though a flashback shows a photo of him with a girl.[[/note]]
7th Jun '16 5:19:17 PM comicwriter
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** National City from the ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' TV show is now part of the DC Canon.

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** National City from the ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' TV show is now part of the DC Canon.Universe.
7th Jun '16 3:14:58 PM comicwriter
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** Comicbook/{{Katana}}'s New 52 costume was damaged in the ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad Most Wanted'' mini-series, leading to her adopting her look from the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' live-action movie. She also now wields a second, shorter blade as a side arm, much like she does in the film.
7th Jun '16 2:54:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Exedor is shown as a weedy but otherwise normal Zentradi with red hair. In ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', his appearance is instead one of slight BodyHorror, with a bulging, pulsating brain under his scalp who could extrude pseudopods. When the chracter returned for ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', the ''Do You Remember Love'' appearance became his stock appearaznce, the official {{Retcon}} being that he had to alter his body after ill effects of micronizing and macronizing himself multiple times became apparent.

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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Exedor is shown as a weedy but otherwise normal Zentradi with red hair. In ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', his appearance is instead one of slight BodyHorror, with a bulging, pulsating brain under his scalp who that could extrude pseudopods. When the chracter character returned for ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', the ''Do You Remember Love'' appearance became his stock appearaznce, appearance, the official {{Retcon}} being that he had to alter his body after the ill effects of micronizing and macronizing himself multiple times became apparent.apparent.
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