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26th Sep '16 7:09:26 PM Ramidel
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* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise is older than many of its present writers, who often grew up surrounded by Gunpla models, and it's started to show. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' is a standout example - it's so full of ContinuityPorn that it hardly counts as a standalone series, and it also provides a platform for its writers to [[ArmedWithCanon throw the Federation's morals into question and reinterpret a secondary motivation of a villain from another series]].
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24th Sep '16 8:58:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' is a textbook example. Creator/BryanSinger, having turned the [[KudzuPlot extremely convoluted]], SpaceOpera-esque ''Comicbook/XMen'' universe into two down-to-earth, accessible and critically acclaimed hits (''Film/XMen1'' and ''Film/X2XMenUnited''), was hired on the assumption that he'd do the same with Superman. The important difference was that Singer was initially not an ''X-Men'' fan at all, and thus understood what other non-fans (i.e. millions of movie-goers) would find compelling about the source material and made the movies around that stuff. ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', on the other hand, was one of his favorite films, and thus the franchise-making blockbuster he was entrusted to deliver wound up as some sort of vague sequel to films that came out 30 years earlier PACKED with [[ContinuityPorn dozens of quotes and forced homages]] to said films in lieu of new material, and a bizarre plot featuring [[spoiler:Superman as the absentee father of a maybe-half-Kryptonian child which Lois might not remember conceiving depending on whether or not he erased her memory of their affair from either version of ''Film/SupermanII'', prior to the events this film, which they don't explain]]. It did not go over well, and a [[Film/ManOfSteel reboot]] began just seven years after ''Returns'' came out.

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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' is a textbook example. Creator/BryanSinger, having who at that point had turned the [[KudzuPlot extremely convoluted]], SpaceOpera-esque ''Comicbook/XMen'' universe into two down-to-earth, accessible and critically acclaimed hits (''Film/XMen1'' and ''Film/X2XMenUnited''), was hired on the assumption that he'd do the same with Superman. The important difference was that Singer was initially not an ''X-Men'' fan at all, and thus understood what other non-fans (i.e. millions of movie-goers) would find compelling about the source material and made the movies around that stuff. ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', on the other hand, was one of his favorite films, and thus the franchise-making blockbuster he was entrusted to deliver wound up as some sort of vague sequel to films that came out 30 years earlier PACKED with [[ContinuityPorn dozens of quotes and forced homages]] to said films in lieu of new material, and a bizarre plot featuring [[spoiler:Superman as the absentee father of a maybe-half-Kryptonian child which Lois might not remember conceiving depending on whether or not he erased her memory of their affair from either version of ''Film/SupermanII'', prior to the events this film, which they don't explain]]. It did not go over well, and a [[Film/ManOfSteel reboot]] began just seven years after ''Returns'' came out.
8th Sep '16 11:52:50 AM themisterfree
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** Paramount and Pocket Books encourage fan-fic writers to aim for more legit careers with the annual ''Strange New Worlds'' short story competition.

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** Paramount Creator/{{CBS}} and Pocket Books encourage fan-fic writers to aim for more legit careers with the annual ''Strange New Worlds'' short story competition.
8th Sep '16 11:52:24 AM themisterfree
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has fans, too. The tenth anniversary season, ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', promoted long-time fan Amit Bhaumik to head writer status. Reactions are split: the season itself is considered abysmal, but that had just as much to do with the cast and showrunner Jonathan Tzachor[[note]]who is known for being a fanboy... of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' source material, mandating that his ''Power Rangers'' seasons [[ShotForShotRemake skew as closely to the original Sentai programs as possible]][[/note]]; a mentality that led to previous head writer Judd Lynn quitting at the end of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''. as the writing staff or anything else. On the other hand, there are the two (completely original) [[ReunionShow team-up specials]]. The traditional previous/current season cross is considered one of the best the franchise has to offer, as not only does it bring back a very popular cast, it also provides closure for the season's villains, manages to integrate the two teams almost seamlessly, and even provides some ShipTease: not only could [[ActionGirl Jen]] and Wes have a happier ending than previously thought, but so could ''TF's'' [[SixthRanger Eric]] and ''WF's'' Taylor. Meanwhile, the tenth anniversary special, despite being a banned topic on many message boards and ripping open plot hole upon plot hole, is still plenty entertaining, between the various {{continuity nod}}s and well-choreographed fight scenes. Notably, it also features a reference to a fan hoax known as "Scorpion Rain," which Bhaumik helped perpetuate; he noted that he wrote "Forever Red" as if "Scorpion Rain" was in continuity. See the {{fanon}} page for details.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has fans, too. The tenth anniversary season, ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', promoted long-time fan Amit Bhaumik to head writer status. Reactions are split: the season itself is considered abysmal, but that had just as much to do with Disney's buyout of the franchise, the cast and showrunner Jonathan Tzachor[[note]]who is known for being a fanboy... of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' source material, mandating that his ''Power Rangers'' seasons [[ShotForShotRemake skew as closely to the original Sentai programs as possible]][[/note]]; a mentality that led to previous head writer Judd Lynn quitting at the end of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''. as the writing staff or anything else. On the other hand, there are the two (completely original) [[ReunionShow team-up specials]]. The traditional previous/current season cross is considered one of the best the franchise has to offer, as not only does it bring back a very popular cast, it also provides closure for the season's villains, manages to integrate the two teams almost seamlessly, and even provides some ShipTease: not only could [[ActionGirl Jen]] and Wes have a happier ending than previously thought, but so could ''TF's'' [[SixthRanger Eric]] and ''WF's'' Taylor. Meanwhile, the tenth anniversary special, despite being a banned topic on many message boards and ripping open plot hole upon plot hole, is still plenty entertaining, between the various {{continuity nod}}s and well-choreographed fight scenes. Notably, it also features a reference to a fan hoax known as "Scorpion Rain," which Bhaumik helped perpetuate; he noted that he wrote "Forever Red" as if "Scorpion Rain" was in continuity. See the {{fanon}} page for details.
9th Aug '16 12:16:27 PM Ripburger
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* The developers of ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' were big fans of the original ''VideoGame/XCom'' and really wanted to do justice to the franchise. Strangely this was enforced too, allegedly any new comer to the team had to complete the original game before they could start work, leaving fans wondering [[NintendoHard how the game ever managed to be made.]]

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* The developers of ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' were big fans of the original ''VideoGame/XCom'' ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense X-COM]]'' and really wanted to do justice to the franchise. Strangely this was enforced too, allegedly any new comer to the team had to complete the original game before they could start work, leaving fans wondering [[NintendoHard how the game ever managed to be made.]]
29th Jul '16 8:13:10 AM Anddrix
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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} is often a victim of this trope too. While he's never been the most popular X-Man (he's always had at least his share of fans, [[BaseBreaker but he has even more haters]]...and used to also have a lot of readers just bored by him, but thanks to this trope he's more divisive than ever), the main reason for those who dislike him stems from the way [[TheBusCameBack he was written back into the comics]] after leaving to be with his new wife and son. Because of a writer who was a fan of the original five, Cyclops and Jean were returned and reunited, but while it wasn't NEARLY as cut and dry as many remember it, it basically involved Scott leaving and through a series of convoluted events was unable to find his wife and son, believed them dead, and so resumed a relationship with Jean. Because of THAT, there's many people who now hate him, and it affected how he was written. Some writers deliberately write him as unlikable because they dislike him, and because of others reading him like that, its caused his character to be degenerated quite a bit by some writers.

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} is often a victim of this trope too. While he's never been the most popular X-Man (he's always had at least his share of fans, [[BaseBreaker but he has even more haters]]...haters...and used to also have a lot of readers just bored by him, but thanks to this trope he's more divisive than ever), the main reason for those who dislike him stems from the way [[TheBusCameBack he was written back into the comics]] after leaving to be with his new wife and son. Because of a writer who was a fan of the original five, Cyclops and Jean were returned and reunited, but while it wasn't NEARLY as cut and dry as many remember it, it basically involved Scott leaving and through a series of convoluted events was unable to find his wife and son, believed them dead, and so resumed a relationship with Jean. Because of THAT, there's many people who now hate him, and it affected how he was written. Some writers deliberately write him as unlikable because they dislike him, and because of others reading him like that, its caused his character to be degenerated quite a bit by some writers.
27th Jun '16 9:35:28 AM Sedmikrasky
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27th Jun '16 6:58:33 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Disney's ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'' has one of the most split-apart BrokenBase you could find, with (literally) thousands of conflicting {{Fanon}}s constantly debated on the Internet. The SLG comics (which created backstories for the characters, partly based on fanmade backstories and obviously written by fans of the ride rather than Imagineers) had to be retconned out of continuity to cool the angry fans who had different fanons down. Most recently, an extended, wackier graveyard was added to the queue. It contains numerous retcons and tributes to DeletedScenes, characters and concepts, and several nods to obscure elements of the fandom.
24th Apr '16 5:37:31 AM VoxAquila
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*** Really, just take a look at [[Creator/JoeQuesada his own page]].
17th Apr '16 2:33:58 PM SSJMagus
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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} is often a victim of this trope too. While he's never been the most popular X-Man, the main reason for those who dislike him stems from the way [[TheBusCameBack he was written back into the comics]] after leaving to be with his new wife and son. Because of a writer who was a fan of the original five, Cyclops and Jean were returned and reunited, but while it wasn't NEARLY as cut and dry as many remember it, it basically involved Scott leaving and through a series of convoluted events was unable to find his wife and son, believed them dead, and so resumed a relationship with Jean. Because of THAT, there's many people who now hate him, and it affected how he was written. Some writers deliberately write him as unlikable because they dislike him, and because of others reading him like that, its caused his character to be degenerated quite a bit by some writers.

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} is often a victim of this trope too. While he's never been the most popular X-Man, X-Man (he's always had at least his share of fans, [[BaseBreaker but he has even more haters]]...and used to also have a lot of readers just bored by him, but thanks to this trope he's more divisive than ever), the main reason for those who dislike him stems from the way [[TheBusCameBack he was written back into the comics]] after leaving to be with his new wife and son. Because of a writer who was a fan of the original five, Cyclops and Jean were returned and reunited, but while it wasn't NEARLY as cut and dry as many remember it, it basically involved Scott leaving and through a series of convoluted events was unable to find his wife and son, believed them dead, and so resumed a relationship with Jean. Because of THAT, there's many people who now hate him, and it affected how he was written. Some writers deliberately write him as unlikable because they dislike him, and because of others reading him like that, its caused his character to be degenerated quite a bit by some writers.
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