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3rd Jun '18 4:47:01 PM Naram-Sin
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* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Book.]] by Creator/DanBrown tells the tale of a GaryStu [[FlatCharacter university professor]] and a smart WorldsMostBeautifulWoman ([[InformedAttribute who is not really that smart]]), brought together by a murder and a riddle, and forced to flee through a foreign country while being chased by a colorful assassin (usually with a disability), who works for a secret cabal (usually the Catholic Church, or a group within it) that does not want the riddle solved because it would reveal The Truth before the world (this Truth is revealed in the end, of course, but probably guessed it from a mile away). After ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', Brown even dispenses with naming the GaryStu differently and just reuses Robert Langdon, who is nonetheless oblivious to the fact that the exact same plot keeps happening to him.

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* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Book.]] by Creator/DanBrown tells the tale of a GaryStu [[FlatCharacter university professor]] and a smart WorldsMostBeautifulWoman ([[InformedAttribute who is not really that smart]]), brought together by a murder and a riddle, and forced to flee through a foreign country while being chased by a colorful assassin (usually with a disability), who works for a secret cabal (usually the Catholic Church, or a group within it) that does not want the riddle solved because it would reveal The Truth before the world (this Truth is revealed in the end, of course, but probably guessed it from a mile away).course). After ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', Brown even dispenses with naming the GaryStu differently and just reuses Robert Langdon, who is nonetheless oblivious to the fact that the exact same plot keeps happening to him.
3rd Jun '18 4:41:46 PM Naram-Sin
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* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Book.]] by Creator/DanBrown tells the tale of a GaryStu [[FlatCharacter university professor]] and a smart WorldsMostBeautifulWoman ([[InformedAttribute who is not really that smart]]), brought together by a murder and a riddle, and forced to flee through a foreign country while being chased by an assassin (usually with a disability), who works for a secret cabal (usually the Catholic Church, or a group within it) that does not want the riddle solved because it would reveal the world The Truth. In the last books, Brown even dispenses with giving the GaryStu different names and just uses Robert Langdon, who is nonetheless oblivious to the fact that the exact same plot keeps happening to him.

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* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Book.]] by Creator/DanBrown tells the tale of a GaryStu [[FlatCharacter university professor]] and a smart WorldsMostBeautifulWoman ([[InformedAttribute who is not really that smart]]), brought together by a murder and a riddle, and forced to flee through a foreign country while being chased by an a colorful assassin (usually with a disability), who works for a secret cabal (usually the Catholic Church, or a group within it) that does not want the riddle solved because it would reveal The Truth before the world The Truth. In (this Truth is revealed in the last books, end, of course, but probably guessed it from a mile away). After ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', Brown even dispenses with giving naming the GaryStu different names differently and just uses reuses Robert Langdon, who is nonetheless oblivious to the fact that the exact same plot keeps happening to him.
3rd Jun '18 4:37:36 PM Naram-Sin
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** ''{{Literature/Timeline}}'', in turn, replaces ''Jurassic Park'''s dinosaurs with Medieval knights, but is otherwise a very similar story. Scientists (archaeologists instead of paleontologists) are revealed that a CorruptCorporateExecutive has developed a groundbreaking new technology that might render their discipline pointless (cloned dinosaurs vs time travel), and are given the chance to explore it safely. However, [[TheStarscream a corrupted worker of the project]] lifts the security measures, putting everyone's lives at risk. Eventually, the project is destroyed and the chairman who developed it for profit is killed.


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* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Book.]] by Creator/DanBrown tells the tale of a GaryStu [[FlatCharacter university professor]] and a smart WorldsMostBeautifulWoman ([[InformedAttribute who is not really that smart]]), brought together by a murder and a riddle, and forced to flee through a foreign country while being chased by an assassin (usually with a disability), who works for a secret cabal (usually the Catholic Church, or a group within it) that does not want the riddle solved because it would reveal the world The Truth. In the last books, Brown even dispenses with giving the GaryStu different names and just uses Robert Langdon, who is nonetheless oblivious to the fact that the exact same plot keeps happening to him.
29th May '18 11:19:06 PM MagnusForce
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* During the height of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''' popularity in the 1970s, numerous FollowTheLeader "Kyodai Hero" shows were produced to cash in on ''Ultraman[='=]s'' success. Several of these were from Creator/TsuburayaProductions themselves, including ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}'', ''Series/{{Fireman}}'', and ''Jumborg Ace''.
28th May '18 4:53:09 AM jormis29
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* Music/RonnieMilsap's "A Woman in Love" sounds nearly identical to Clay Walker's "What's It to You", particularly on the chorus. Both songs were written by Curtis Wright.

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* Music/RonnieMilsap's "A Woman in Love" sounds nearly identical to Clay Walker's Music/ClayWalker's "What's It to You", particularly on the chorus. Both songs were written by Curtis Wright.
31st Mar '18 12:25:59 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Music/HansZimmer does this so often, Creator/ChristopherNolan had to forbid Zimmer from doing this for ''Film/{{Interstellar}}''.
7th Mar '18 4:59:15 AM Ezclee4050
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* Barbara Mandrell's "Tonight" (1977) and John Conlee's "Lady Lay Down" (1978) are both lush waltz-tempo CountryMusic ballads, but they're also really close in structure and melody. You might accuse the Conlee song of being a ripoff of the Mandrell song, until you learn they were both written by Rafe [=VanHoy=] and Don Cook.
6th Mar '18 3:04:18 AM jormis29
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** Both films also starred David Tomlinson, though this might have been a bit of a CastingGag.

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** Both films also starred David Tomlinson, Creator/DavidTomlinson, though this might have been a bit of a CastingGag.
3rd Mar '18 8:41:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'', Bono and The Edge sometimes just take some of Music/{{U2}}'s songs and put different lyrics (one is blatantly the same as "Vertigo"!).

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* In ''SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'', ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'', Bono and The Edge sometimes just take some of Music/{{U2}}'s songs and put different lyrics (one is blatantly the same as "Vertigo"!).
17th Feb '18 11:48:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' is widely considered to be a ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' clone, thanks to the massive amount of collectables and level design in ''[=DK64=]'', both staples of ''Banjo-Kazooie''. Both games were made by {{Rare}}.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' is widely considered to be a ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' clone, thanks to the massive amount of collectables and level design in ''[=DK64=]'', both staples of ''Banjo-Kazooie''. Both games were made by {{Rare}}.Creator/{{Rare}}.
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