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22nd Jul '17 10:49:22 AM thecarolinabull01
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* A downplayed example. While ''Videogame/SaintsRow2'' is obviously the second game in the ''Videogame/SaintsRow'' series, [[Videogame/SaintsRow1 the original game]] was exclusive to Xbox 360 and was considered a SoOkayItsAverage ''Grand Theft Auto''-clone that probably would've faded into obscurity. ''Saints Row 2'', however, was multiplatform and is largely considered to be a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel.
18th Jul '17 1:02:42 PM nanakiro
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* ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' managed to do this to ''Anime/TimeBokan'', its predecessor in a meta-series. In fact, there are some fans that don't have any idea it was part of a series at all. This came to a head in the [[MilestoneCelebration 40th anniversary]] [[Anime/YattermanNight anime]] for the franchise, which mainly takes its inspiration from ''Yatterman''. ''Yatterman'' has eclipsed the entire ''Time Bokan'' franchise to such a point where people are surprised that a non-Yatterman ''Time Bokan'' protagonist (Ippatsuman) managed to be featured in ''Videogame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''.

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* ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' managed to do this to ''Anime/TimeBokan'', its predecessor in a meta-series. In fact, there are some fans that don't have any idea it was part of a series at all. This came to a head in the [[MilestoneCelebration 40th anniversary]] [[Anime/YattermanNight anime]] for the franchise, which mainly takes its inspiration from ''Yatterman''. ''Yatterman'' has eclipsed the entire ''Time Bokan'' franchise to such a point where people are surprised that a non-Yatterman ''Time Bokan'' protagonist (Ippatsuman) managed to be featured in ''Videogame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''. It's been dialed back a bit with the release of ''Anime/TimeBokan24'', though.


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* ''Anime/{{Free}}'' is actually a TimeSkip series meant to take place years after the plot of the KA Bunko novel ''High Speed!''. It's not as noticeable since the story focused on most of the cast [[KidHero in middle school]] rather than in high school, but Haruka and Rin do make references to some plot points in the book. The success of the first season led to KA Bunko trying to mitigate this by rereleasing the the first book and releasing a second volume detailing more about what happened since the first's end, with them [[CanonImmigrant integrating]] some of the show-only characters into the plot. It even got a sequel movie (albeit with "''[[RetroactiveRecognition Free!]]'' [[RetroactiveRecognition Starting Days]]" in the title), though it came at the cost of ''Free!'' veterans wondering why the film was about middle schoolers rather than the characters they've grown accustomed to.
7th Jul '17 11:24:20 PM thecarolinabull01
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* The first Wrestling/WWEDivaSearch was a rather forgettable contest held in 2003 on WWE.com and the winner went on to appear in a photoshoot for WWE Magazine. The next year, the contest was held as weekly segments on ''Wrestling/WWERaw'' and [[Wrestling/ChristyHemme the winner]] was awarded a quarter-million dollar WWE contract. This contest was not remembered in a good way however.
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27th Jun '17 6:17:56 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* Initially played straight regarding ''ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}'', then subverted. Thanks to Hawkgirl's popularity from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', a lot of mainstream audiences were far for familiar with the space cop, Thanagarian concept of the Hawks than the original reincarnating Hawks. While ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' would use Carter Hall instead of Katar Hol, that didn't really do much, since it was a relatively minor role, and ''Justice League'' was just more popular in the long run. Then the ''Arrowverse'' used the reincarnating Hawks, and people became much more familiar with that version of them than the space cops.
27th Jun '17 6:14:56 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* Although created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby, ''ComicBook/XMen'' didn't take off as a franchise until its relaunch by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum with the addition of new and highly popular characters like ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Nightcrawler}}, and [[WolverinePublicity especially]] ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. Today, most people remember that particular team when asked to describe the X-Men and their ensuing adventures written by Chris Claremont. AdaptationDisplacement is also in effect here, as the later additions to the team became far better known thanks to the [[Film/XMen movies]] and the [[WesternAnimation/XMen various]] [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution animated]] [[WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen series]]. Characters like Wolverine and Storm are now largely recognizable, while far fewer people would be likely to identify someone like Angel or Polaris.
* The Belgian comic ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'' is not very famous around the world. However, everybody knows its spin-off ''Franchise/TheSmurfs''.
* Like the ''X-Men'' example above, nobody really cared much about ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'' until Creator/AlanMoore came along. Many modern readers are unaware that there were already 40 issues prior the start to Moore's run.


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* The Belgian comic ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'' is not very famous around the world. However, everybody knows its spin-off ''Franchise/TheSmurfs''.
* Like the ''X-Men'' example above, nobody really cared much about ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'' until Creator/AlanMoore came along. Many modern readers are unaware that there were already 40 issues prior the start to Moore's run.


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* Although created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby, ''ComicBook/XMen'' didn't take off as a franchise until its relaunch by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum with the addition of new and highly popular characters like ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Comicbook/{{Nightcrawler}}, and [[WolverinePublicity especially]] ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. Today, most people remember that particular team when asked to describe the X-Men and their ensuing adventures written by Chris Claremont. AdaptationDisplacement is also in effect here, as the later additions to the team became far better known thanks to the [[Film/XMen movies]] and the [[WesternAnimation/XMen various]] [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution animated]] [[WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen series]]. Characters like Wolverine and Storm are now largely recognizable, while far fewer people would be likely to identify someone like Angel or Polaris.
26th Jun '17 3:46:48 PM criswell8
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* ''Bang the Drum Slowly'' by Mark Harris was the second book in a tetralogy. Thanks to well-received TV and film adaptations, it is much more famous than its predecessor, ''The Southpaw''.
3rd Jun '17 6:53:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** This happened ''within'' one of the sub-series: ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' reworks all of the gameplay mechanics from the first two ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games, tones down some of the symbolism, and adds a DatingSim mechanic, with the result being that it and its sequels' popularity have completely eclipsed even its mother franchise. The original ''{{VideoGame/Persona}}'' is probably a rare case of completely inverting FirstInstallmentWins; it's considered the worst of the series due to its clunky gameplay, with most of its memorability coming from its [[CutAndPasteTranslation horrible Americanized translation]]. And while there was later revitalized interest in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}'' (it helped that ''3'' and ''[[VideoGame/Persona4 4]]'' eventually garnered massive {{Broken Base}}s due to all of the spinoffs they'd gotten), it's still a cult hit at best, not helped that it was released oddly: ''Eternal Punishment,'' the second half of the duology, came to the U.S on the PSX with ''Innocent Sin'' never being exported, and no one could play the first half of the story until its PSP re-release ''eleven years later.'' Meanwhile, ''3'''s sequels, ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'', became more and more popular, with ''5'' becoming the highest selling game in the creator Creator/{{Atlus}}' entire history upon release.

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** This happened ''within'' one of the sub-series: ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' reworks all of the gameplay mechanics from the first two ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games, tones down some of the symbolism, and adds a DatingSim mechanic, with the result being that it and its sequels' popularity have completely eclipsed even its mother franchise. The original ''{{VideoGame/Persona}}'' is probably a rare case of completely inverting FirstInstallmentWins; it's considered the worst of the series due to its clunky gameplay, with most of its memorability coming from its [[CutAndPasteTranslation horrible Americanized translation]]. And while there was later revitalized interest in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}'' (it helped that ''3'' and ''[[VideoGame/Persona4 4]]'' eventually garnered massive {{Broken Base}}s due to all of the spinoffs they'd gotten), it's still a cult hit at best, not helped that it was released oddly: ''Eternal Punishment,'' the second half of the duology, came to the U.S on the PSX with ''Innocent Sin'' never being exported, and no one could play the first half of the story until its PSP re-release ''eleven years later.'' Meanwhile, ''3'''s sequels, ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'', became more and more popular, with ''5'' becoming the highest selling game in the creator Creator/{{Atlus}}' studio Creator/{{Atlus}}'s entire history upon release.
1st Jun '17 6:15:03 PM comicwriter
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-->'''Interviewer''': Nah...I'm pretty sure SF II was the first one.

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-->'''Interviewer''': Nah...I'm pretty sure SF II ''SF II'' was the first one.
1st Jun '17 6:13:36 PM comicwriter
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** This was even {{Lampshaded}} in a gag strip published in the official ''Comicbook/StreetFighter'' comic book series:

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** This was even {{Lampshaded}} in a gag strip published in the official ''Comicbook/StreetFighter'' comic book series:series, where Joe from the 1987 game argued for his inclusion in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'':
1st Jun '17 6:13:00 PM comicwriter
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** This was even {{Lampshaded}} in a gag strip published in the official ''Comicbook/StreetFighter'' comic book series:
-->'''Joe''': But you gotta remember me! Joe! I was in the first ''Street Fighter''!
-->'''Interviewer''': Oh, you mean ''Street Fighter II''?
-->'''Joe''': No! There was one before that!
-->'''Interviewer''': Nah...I'm pretty sure SF II was the first one.
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