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** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s
** ''Sun and Moon'' has had the most drastic change to the anime. Due to gyms not existing in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', instead of traveling from town to town challenging gyms with 2 or 3 companions following his journey, instead he is attending a Pokémon School with several classmates. As of writing, its too early to tell how Ash will attempt the Island Challenges that ''Sun and Moon'' have in place of Gyms.

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** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s
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** ''Sun and Moon'' has had the most drastic change to the anime. Due to gyms not existing in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', instead of traveling from town to town challenging gyms with 2 or 3 companions following his journey, instead he is attending a Pokémon School with several classmates. As of writing, its it's too early to tell how Ash will attempt the Island Challenges that ''Sun and Moon'' have in place of Gyms.



** Done subtle before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of KiAttacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards. Essentially, it was proto-''Dragon Ball Z''.

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** Done subtle subtly before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of KiAttacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards. Essentially, it was proto-''Dragon Ball Z''.



* ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' is essentially a massive retooling of the ''Pretty Cure'' franchise after ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure''. While it was still a team of girls fighting the forces of evil with magic powers, they paired back the setting to a simple school setting, made the villains credible threats without relying on DeusExMachina or DiabolusExMachina-related ploys and effectively scuttled quite a number of tropes along the way.
** It happened much earlier with ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', after the financial disappointment of ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' which instead of having WonderTwinPowers, it was a five-girl (six in the sequel season ''[=GoGo!=]'') team in the vein of a SuperSentai series.

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* ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' is essentially a massive retooling of the ''Pretty Cure'' franchise after ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure''. While it was still a team of girls fighting the forces of evil with magic powers, they paired pared back the setting to a simple school setting, made the villains credible threats without relying on DeusExMachina or DiabolusExMachina-related ploys and effectively scuttled quite a number of tropes along the way.
** It happened much earlier with ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', after the financial disappointment of ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' which ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar''; instead of having WonderTwinPowers, it was a five-girl (six in the sequel season ''[=GoGo!=]'') team in the vein of a SuperSentai series.



* By 1970, ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' was an unpopular series that was reduced to reprinting old material. 5 years later, after getting a [[LenWein new writer]], putting most of the old team [[PutOnABus on a bus]] (temporarily) in favor of other [[{{Wolverine}} characters]], and dedicating as much time to CharacterDevelopment as fights, the series picked up a great many new fans.

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* By 1970, ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' was an unpopular series that was reduced to reprinting old material. 5 years later, after getting a [[LenWein [[Creator/LenWein new writer]], putting most of the old team [[PutOnABus on a bus]] (temporarily) in favor of other [[{{Wolverine}} [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} characters]], and dedicating as much time to CharacterDevelopment as fights, the series picked up a great many new fans.



** After ''Dark Reign'' and at the onset of Marvel's ''ComicBook/HeroicAge'' the Thunderbolts became super villain prison The Raft's rehabilitation program for super criminals (this time including Comicbook/ManThing, Juggernaut, and Ghost among others), under the supervision of {{ComicBook/Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}. Basically Marvel's answer to the SuicideSquad.

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** After ''Dark Reign'' and at the onset of Marvel's ''ComicBook/HeroicAge'' the Thunderbolts became super villain prison The Raft's rehabilitation program for super criminals (this time including Comicbook/ManThing, Juggernaut, and Ghost among others), under the supervision of {{ComicBook/Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}. Basically Marvel's answer to the SuicideSquad.ComicBook/SuicideSquad.



** It started off as a book with a fluid, non-committal roster usually anchored by Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk, ComicBook/DoctorStrange, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and the ComicBook/SilverSurfer. At issue #125, the title was renamed ''The New Defenders'' and the roster was changed to a more official, government-sanctioned team consisting of Beast, Angel, Iceman, Gargoyle, Valkyrie, and Moondragon. Writer J.M. [=DeMatteis=] quickly left the title after realizing he'd sacrificed the book's more quirky, offbeat tone in favor of making it into another run of the mill ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' clone.

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** It started off as a book with a fluid, non-committal roster usually anchored by Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk, the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/DoctorStrange, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and the ComicBook/SilverSurfer. At issue #125, the title was renamed ''The New Defenders'' and the roster was changed to a more official, government-sanctioned team consisting of Beast, Angel, Iceman, Gargoyle, Valkyrie, and Moondragon. Writer J.M. [=DeMatteis=] quickly left the title after realizing he'd sacrificed the book's more quirky, offbeat tone in favor of making it into another run of the mill ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' clone.



* DC's September 2011 relaunch stands with one foot in the ContinuityReboot camp and another in the retool camp. Some characters are getting retold origins and backstories (Superman is getting his early days retold, with him now being the first superhero in the DCU) while others are simply getting a change to the status quo (Bruce Wayne is now the only Franchise/{{Batman}}, with Dick Grayson going back to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and Damian remaining as Robin).
* The "Batgirl of Burnside" revamp for the {{New 52}} ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}}'' series. Long story short, a new creative team took over the book and instantly gave it a LighterAndSofter tone, with Barbara moving to a trendy new neighborhood and becoming a hipster. She was also redesigned to have a more practical costume, which went over big with female readers. The book's success inspired a lot of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]], with various other heroes suddenly getting similar makeovers and WereStillRelevantDammit plot elements.

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* DC's September 2011 ComicBook/New52 relaunch stands with has one foot in the ContinuityReboot camp and another in the retool camp. Some characters are getting got retold origins and backstories (Superman is getting had his early days retold, with him now being the first superhero in the DCU) while others are simply getting got a change to the status quo (Bruce Wayne is now was the only Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}} again, with Dick Grayson going back to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and Damian remaining as Robin).
** The ComicBook/DCRebirth relaunch is primarily a retool with some retconning, moving away from the New 52's DarkerAndEdgier approach and aiming to give the DCU some direction and history again.
* The "Batgirl of Burnside" revamp for the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}}'' series. Long story short, a new creative team took over the book and instantly gave it a LighterAndSofter tone, with Barbara moving to a trendy new neighborhood and becoming a hipster. She was also redesigned to have a more practical costume, which went over big with female readers. The book's success inspired a lot of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]], with various other heroes suddenly getting similar makeovers and WereStillRelevantDammit plot elements.



* ''Titans'' was originally a superhero book about the now-adult former members of the [[Comicbook/TeenTitans New Teen Titans]]. During ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', the concept was completely revamped, and the book ended up becoming about a team of AntiHero mercenaries lead by Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}.
* Comicbook/ThePunisher spent better part of the late eighties and the first half of the nineties by killing every kind of criminal on the planet. After he was brainwashed and supposedly killed Nick Fury in ''Over the Edge'' event, he was sent to the electric chair at the start of his new series, only to be revealed that his death was faked by [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters the Geraci family]], who made Castle their new [[TheDon don]]. He still continued fighting criminals, but now at his "family's" interest.

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* ''Titans'' was originally a superhero book about the now-adult former members of the [[Comicbook/TeenTitans New Teen Titans]]. During ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', the concept was completely revamped, and the book ended up becoming about a team of AntiHero mercenaries lead by Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}.
Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}. When it was relaunched for ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', it went back to its original concept.
* Comicbook/ThePunisher spent the better part of the late eighties and the first half of the nineties by killing every kind of criminal on the planet. After he was brainwashed and supposedly killed Nick Fury in the ''Over the Edge'' event, he was sent to the electric chair at the start of his new series, only to be revealed that his death was faked by [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters the Geraci family]], who made Castle their new [[TheDon don]]. He still continued fighting criminals, but now at his "family's" interest.



* ComicBook/GreenArrow started off as a campy Franchise/{{Batman}} [[{{Expy}} wannabe]], but during the 1970's he was reimagined as a more liberal, street-level hero with a social justice slant. He began crusading against societal injustices and became an advocate for victims of oppression, often with a decreased focus on the bigger, more bombastic threats threats he used to face in the pages of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''.

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* ComicBook/GreenArrow started off as a campy Franchise/{{Batman}} [[{{Expy}} wannabe]], but during the 1970's he was reimagined as a more liberal, street-level hero with a social justice slant. He began crusading against societal injustices and became an advocate for victims of oppression, often with a decreased focus on the bigger, more bombastic threats threats he used to face in the pages of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''.''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''.



* The Detroit-era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in it's heyday, so the Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman in order to focus on a younger, more diverse team of new characters like Comicbook/{{Vixen}}, Gypsy and Comicbook/{{Vibe}}. He was hoping to ape the success of the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and the ''Comicbook/XMen'', but [[DorkAge it went over about as well as you'd expect]]. Thankfully, its failure did lead to the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.

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* The Detroit-era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in it's its heyday, so the Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman in order to focus on a younger, more diverse team of new characters like Comicbook/{{Vixen}}, Gypsy and Comicbook/{{Vibe}}. He was hoping to ape the success of the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and the ''Comicbook/XMen'', but [[DorkAge it went over about as well as you'd expect]]. Thankfully, its failure did lead to the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.



*** Again in the 2004, with issue #58, the comics were taken over by Tania del Rio with her manga-inspired art and design style. Concurrent with this, the comic ceased to be connected to either the live-action or animated series. The comics were then released featuring new characters and a slightly more serious, continuity-heavy plot. The manga Sabrina story wrapped up at issue #100 in 2009, albeit with a few unresolved subplots.

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*** Again in the 2004, with issue #58, the comics were taken over by Tania del Rio with her manga-inspired art and design style. Concurrent with this, the comic ceased to be connected to either the live-action or animated series. The comics were then released featuring new characters and a slightly more serious, continuity-heavy plot. The manga Sabrina story wrapped up at issue #100 in 2009, albeit with a few unresolved subplots.



* After ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' scored at the box office but received harsh reviews from fans and critics, the studio wanted to do a full-on ContinuityReboot. They settled for a sequel, ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' which had a DarkerAndEdgier tone and a mostly-new cast of characters. Most of the original cast had [[DroppedABridgeOnHim A Bridge Dropped On Them]] off-screen, Baroness was {{Brother Chuck}}'d, and Duke [[spoiler: [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome was killed off]] so that focus could shift to Roadblock (played by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson)]].

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* After ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' scored at the box office but received harsh reviews from fans and critics, the studio wanted to do a full-on ContinuityReboot. They settled for a sequel, ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'', which had a DarkerAndEdgier tone and a mostly-new cast of characters. Most of the original cast had [[DroppedABridgeOnHim A Bridge Dropped On Them]] off-screen, Baroness was {{Brother Chuck}}'d, and Duke [[spoiler: [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome was killed off]] so that focus could shift to Roadblock (played by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson)]].



* Ditto for ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean''. Originally a lighthearted high school strip, with the death of creator Tom Batuik's wife ,the strip became darker; focusing on the hopelessness of modern life and baser sides of humanity.

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* Ditto for ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean''. Originally a lighthearted high school strip, with the death of creator Tom Batuik's wife ,the wife, the strip became darker; darker, focusing on the hopelessness of modern life and baser sides of humanity.



** Another episode featured a Franchise/{{Robocop}} {{Expy}}. Homer wanted to watch it before it got retooled. A couple of seconds later the robot (who is also a Father) quit the force and got a job at a fashion agency.

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** Another episode featured a Franchise/{{Robocop}} {{Expy}}. Homer wanted to watch it before it got retooled. A couple of seconds later the robot (who is was also a Father) father) quit the force and got a job at a fashion agency.



* Like its predecessor, the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' animated series was eventually retooled. During its sixth season, its setting was changed from the present day to the year 2105 via accidental time travel. "Fast Forward", as the season was subtitled, featured a shift in art style (simpler) and in tone (lighter), the abandoning of most of the show's supporting cast in favor of completely new ones. A second, milder retool occurred with the seventh season, which featured the turtles' return to present day, yet another ArtShift, and a new subtitle--"Back to the Sewer".

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* Like its predecessor, the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' animated series was eventually retooled. During its sixth season, its setting was changed from the present day to the year 2105 via accidental time travel. "Fast Forward", as the season was subtitled, featured a shift in art style (simpler) and in tone (lighter), and the abandoning of most of the show's supporting cast in favor of completely new ones.characters. A second, milder retool occurred with the seventh season, which featured the turtles' return to present day, yet another ArtShift, and a new subtitle--"Back to the Sewer".



* Creator/CartoonNetwork's acclaimed {{Toonami}} block received this in 1999, arguably for the better.
* An In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Whale Whores". When Stan Marsh overtakes ''Series/WhaleWars'' reality show, he begins some radical actions to save whales and dolphins, but everybody sees it just a retool of the show.

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* Creator/CartoonNetwork's acclaimed {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} block received this in 1999, arguably for the better.
* An In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Whale Whores". When Stan Marsh overtakes takes over the ''Series/WhaleWars'' reality show, he begins some radical actions to save whales and dolphins, but everybody sees it as just a retool of the show.



* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' got slightly re-tooled in it's second season, giving new personalities to Henry and June, changing the overall look of the characters, and ArtEvolution and new theme tunes for some of the shorts. Also, the jokes were less "random" than the first season.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' got slightly re-tooled in it's its second season, giving new personalities to Henry and June, changing the overall look of the characters, and ArtEvolution and new theme tunes for some of the shorts. Also, the jokes were less "random" than the first season.



* Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' starts with [[spoiler:ISIS being shut down by the FBI and the characters deciding to start a drug cartel.]] The season has even received the official nickname of "[[spoiler:[[MiamiVice Archer Vice]]]]."

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* Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' starts with [[spoiler:ISIS being shut down by the FBI and the characters deciding to start a drug cartel.]] The season has even received the official nickname of "[[spoiler:[[MiamiVice "[[spoiler:[[Series/MiamiVice Archer Vice]]]]."



* The second season of the 90s ''Westernanimation/{{Incredible Hulk}}'' cartoon added Grey Hulk to Bruce's alternate personalities, promoted She-Hulk to co-lead, and dropped the plot point of the US military and SHIELD pursuing Bruce.

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* The second season of the 90s ''Westernanimation/{{Incredible ''WesternAnimation/{{Incredible Hulk}}'' cartoon added Grey Hulk to Bruce's alternate personalities, promoted She-Hulk to co-lead, and dropped the plot point of the US military and SHIELD pursuing Bruce.
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* ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' had two revivals, each retooling the story their own ways.


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** ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' had two revivals, each retooling the story their own ways.
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* Several over the ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' series' comic book run:

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* ** Several over the ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' series' comic book run:
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* ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats'' began as a comic called 'She's Josie' (shortly afterward it was called simply 'Josie'). It was basically a DistaffCounterpart of [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]] until six years later when Josie decided to form a rock band with a few of her friends.
** The comic book was retooled in December 1969, shortly after the success of the [[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow Archie cartoon]] and (more importantly) the success of the hit song from said cartoon "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar,_Sugar Sugar, Sugar]]". CBS approached [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_DeCarlo Dan Decarlo]] (creator of Archie and Josie) and asked him about adapting another of his properties. He [[ExecutiveMeddling purposely retooled]] Josie to make the musical numbers for the upcoming [[WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats cartoon]] more "accessible".
*** The cartoon itself was retooled for its second season - they went [[InSpace into outer space]].

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* ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats'' began as a comic called 'She's Josie' (shortly afterward it was called simply 'Josie'). It was basically a DistaffCounterpart of [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]] until six years later when Josie decided to form a rock band with a few of her friends.
** The comic book was retooled in December 1969, shortly after the success of the [[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow Archie cartoon]] and (more importantly) the success of the hit song from said cartoon "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar,_Sugar Sugar, Sugar]]". CBS approached [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_DeCarlo Dan Decarlo]] (creator of Archie and Josie) and asked him about adapting another of his properties. He [[ExecutiveMeddling purposely retooled]] Josie to make the musical numbers for the upcoming [[WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats cartoon]] more "accessible".
*** The cartoon itself was retooled for its second season - they went [[InSpace into outer space]].



* Thanks to a heaping dose of ScrewedByTheLawyers, ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' underwent a major retooling, returning the series to its game roots and jettisoning 20 years of KudzuPlot, RomanticPlotTumor and many other problems.

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* ''''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
** ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats'' began as a comic called 'She's Josie' (shortly afterward it was called simply 'Josie'). It was basically a DistaffCounterpart of [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]. When Hanna-Barbera asked the Archie company for another group to mimic the success of "[[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow The Archies]]" (and, more importantly, the success of the hit song from said cartoon "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar,_Sugar Sugar, Sugar]]), Josie suddenly shifted into being defined by her existence in a band. Best friend Pepper was dropped, BlackBestFriend Valerie was added, and the focus of the feature became "traveling band" instead of a regular teens in high school. All for make the upcoming [[WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats cartoon]] more "accessible".
*** The cartoon itself was retooled for its second season - they went [[InSpace into outer space]].
* Several over the ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' series' comic book run:
*** A new "Sabrina" comic series was introduced shortly after the debut of the [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch 1996 live-action sitcom]]. This series ran for 32 issues, between 1997 and December 1999. The new series incorporated elements from the live-action sitcom, including modernized fashions and appearances for the aunts, and Salem's personality and backstory.
*** Starting in January 2000, Archie rebooted the series from #1, this time based upon the [[WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries 2000 animated series]] (the final issue of the 1997-1999 series had acted as a transition between the two adaptations). This new title was simply titled ''Sabrina'' and lasted for 37 issues; issue #38 acted as a transition issue, as the series was retitled ''Sabrina The Teenage Witch'' and resumed the conventional high school setting. However, elements of the live-action sitcom (Salem's backstory, the modernized appearances of Hilda and Zelda) were retained, along with the name of Sabrina's hometown (Greendale) from the animated series being incorporated into the comics.
*** Again in the 2004, with issue #58, the comics were taken over by Tania del Rio with her manga-inspired art and design style. Concurrent with this, the comic ceased to be connected to either the live-action or animated series. The comics were then released featuring new characters and a slightly more serious, continuity-heavy plot. The manga Sabrina story wrapped up at issue #100 in 2009, albeit with a few unresolved subplots.
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Thanks to a heaping dose of ScrewedByTheLawyers, ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' underwent a major retooling, returning the series to its game roots and jettisoning 20 years of KudzuPlot, RomanticPlotTumor and many other problems.
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* After ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' scored at the box office but received harsh reviews from fans and critics, the studio wanted to do a full-on ContinuityReboot. They settled for a sequel, ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' which had a DarkerAndEdgier tone and a mostly-new cast of characters. Most of the original cast had [[DroppedABridgeOnHim A Bridge Dropped On Them]] off-screen, Baroness was {{Brother Chuck}}'d, and Duke [[spoiler: [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome was killed off]] so that focus could shift to Roadblock (played by DwayneJohnson)]].

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* After ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' scored at the box office but received harsh reviews from fans and critics, the studio wanted to do a full-on ContinuityReboot. They settled for a sequel, ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' which had a DarkerAndEdgier tone and a mostly-new cast of characters. Most of the original cast had [[DroppedABridgeOnHim A Bridge Dropped On Them]] off-screen, Baroness was {{Brother Chuck}}'d, and Duke [[spoiler: [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome was killed off]] so that focus could shift to Roadblock (played by DwayneJohnson)]].Wrestling/DwayneJohnson)]].
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** ''Sun and Moon'' has had the most drastic change to the anime. Due to gyms not existing in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', instead of traveling from town to town challenging gyms with 2 or 3 companions following his journey, instead he is attending a Pokémon School with several classmates. As of writing, its too early to tell if Ash will attempt the Island Challenges that ''Sun and Moon'' have in place of Gyms.

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** ''Sun and Moon'' has had the most drastic change to the anime. Due to gyms not existing in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', instead of traveling from town to town challenging gyms with 2 or 3 companions following his journey, instead he is attending a Pokémon School with several classmates. As of writing, its too early to tell if how Ash will attempt the Island Challenges that ''Sun and Moon'' have in place of Gyms.
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' began doing this after the Johto saga, when Ash would leave most of the Pokémon he carried with him at Professor Oak's and travel to the new region with just Pikachu. This is meant to create room on his team for Pokémon from the latest generation of games.

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began doing this after the Johto saga, when Ash would leave most of the Pokémon he carried with him at Professor Oak's and travel to the new region with just Pikachu. This is meant to create room on his team for Pokémon from the latest generation of games.


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* The Detroit-era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in it's heyday, so the Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like {{Batman}}, {{Superman}} and WonderWoman in order to focus on a younger, more diverse team of new characters like Comicbook/{{Vixen}}, Gypsy and Comicbook/{{Vibe}}. He was hoping to ape the success of the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and the ''Comicbook/XMen'', but [[DorkAge it went over about as well as you'd expect]]. Thankfully, its failure did lead to the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.

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* The Detroit-era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in it's heyday, so the Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like {{Batman}}, {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}} and WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman in order to focus on a younger, more diverse team of new characters like Comicbook/{{Vixen}}, Gypsy and Comicbook/{{Vibe}}. He was hoping to ape the success of the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and the ''Comicbook/XMen'', but [[DorkAge it went over about as well as you'd expect]]. Thankfully, its failure did lead to the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.
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** After ''Film/BatmanReturns'' came under fire from parents, watchdog groups, and merchandise-tie-in companies such as [=Mc=]Donald's for being considerably darker, more violent, sexual and disturbing than its 1989 predecessor (as well as not even getting remotely close to equaling its box office intake), director Creator/TimBurton as well as star Creator/MichaelKeaton and composer Creator/DannyElfman left the series. In their place for the LighterAndSofter (as well as brighter) third movie, ''Film/BatmanForever'' came JoelSchumacher, ValKilmer and Elliot Goldenthal respectively.
** And after this direction proved disastrous in the follow-up film, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', the series lay dormant for eight years until a ContinuityReboot retooled the series again, putting as much distance as possible between the Batman franchise and the embarrassment that JoelSchumacher had turned it into, resulting in ''Creator/ChristopherNolan'''s darker, more realistic, and more grounded ''Film/BatmanBegins'', which became the first of a trilogy, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', that is praised as a return to form for the series.

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** After ''Film/BatmanReturns'' came under fire from parents, watchdog groups, and merchandise-tie-in companies such as [=Mc=]Donald's for being considerably darker, more violent, sexual and disturbing than its 1989 predecessor (as well as not even getting remotely close to equaling its box office intake), director Creator/TimBurton as well as star Creator/MichaelKeaton and composer Creator/DannyElfman left the series. In their place for the LighterAndSofter (as well as brighter) third movie, ''Film/BatmanForever'' came JoelSchumacher, Creator/JoelSchumacher, ValKilmer and Elliot Goldenthal respectively.
** And after this direction proved disastrous in the follow-up film, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', the series lay dormant for eight years until a ContinuityReboot retooled the series again, putting as much distance as possible between the Batman franchise and the embarrassment that JoelSchumacher Creator/JoelSchumacher had turned it into, resulting in ''Creator/ChristopherNolan'''s darker, more realistic, and more grounded ''Film/BatmanBegins'', which became the first of a trilogy, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', that is praised as a return to form for the series.
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* After five years of success, ''Manga/DragonBall'' was completely retooled in the late '80s: The series became much more focused on fighting 24/7, several of the past characters had their roles reduced or were outright dropped, the series gave bigger spotlights to some of the current supporting characters while often shifting Goku to the background at times, and added a much more sci-fi feeling by revealing Goku was an alien. It's not surprising that these changes in the manga were what lead to the anime being renamed ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Done subtle before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of Chi attacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards. Essentially, it was proto-''Dragon Ball Z''.

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* After five years of success, ''Manga/DragonBall'' was completely retooled in the late '80s: 1989: The series became much more focused on fighting 24/7, several of the past characters had their roles reduced or were outright dropped, the series gave bigger spotlights to some of the current supporting characters while often shifting Goku to the background at times, and added a much more sci-fi feeling by revealing that Goku was an alien.and Piccolo Jr. are both aliens. It's not surprising that these changes in the manga were what lead to the anime being renamed ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Done subtle before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of Chi attacks KiAttacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards. Essentially, it was proto-''Dragon Ball Z''.Z''.
** Arguably, this shift began ''even earlier'' with the King Piccolo saga, with the story becoming far darker in tone, more focus being placed on defeating the main villain than gathering the Dragon Balls, and TheHero requiring a power-up to defeat said villain. In particular, this portion of the series heavily resembles the eventual Namek/Freeza saga, which is often considered ''the'' defining part of ''Dragon Ball Z'' (if only because of [[ArcFatigue how long it was]]).


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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' underwent several, with ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'' switching the series from a melodramatic action-horror manga to a self-aware action-based dramedy and ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' changing the format from arc-based journeys to a MonsterOfTheWeek manga with overarching plots each arc, as well as better balancing out the comedic and dramatic portions.
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