History Main / SequelDisplacement

22nd Jun '16 1:00:06 AM Saurubiker
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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series didn't achieve much in the way of mainstream popularity until ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' was released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. This is mainly because the original {{MSX}}2 version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' only saw an official English release for the European market, while ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'' was [[NoExportForYou released exclusively in Japan]]. The series did have some prior exposure in North America in the form of a NintendoEntertainmentSystem port of the first game (a ReformulatedGame rather than a straight port), as well as an NES-exclusive sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]'' that has no connection to anything that happens afterward.

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series didn't achieve much in the way of mainstream popularity until ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' was released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. This is was mainly because due to the original {{MSX}}2 version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' only saw an official English release for fact that the European market, while ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'' was [[NoExportForYou released exclusively in Japan]]. The series did have some prior exposure [=MSX2=] (where the first two games were released) never took off as a platform in North America in the form of a NintendoEntertainmentSystem port of and only the first game (a ReformulatedGame rather than a straight port), as well as was released in Europe. The original ''Metal Gear'' did receive an NES-exclusive [=NES=] version that was released worldwide though, and while this version was [[ReformulatedGame drastically different]] from the MSX original (to the point that series' creator Creator/HideoKojima disowns it), it was successful enough to spawn its stand-alone western-exclusive sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]'' that has no connection ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' (unrelated to anything that happens afterward. the actual canon sequel, ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'').
4th Jun '16 9:45:45 PM nombretomado
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** The video game adaptations have it even worse: first a Dreamcast fighting game based on 3, then a cel-shaded PS2 3D action game based on 5, and a beat 'em up based on 1.

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** The video game adaptations have it even worse: first a Dreamcast fighting game based on 3, then a cel-shaded PS2 [=PS2=] 3D action game based on 5, and a beat 'em up based on 1.
27th May '16 8:02:07 AM twilicorn
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* Grammy awards for Best New Artist are often given to new stars whether or not they have released any albums prior to their break-out success.

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* Grammy awards for Best New Artist are often given to new stars whether or not they have released any albums prior to their break-out success. They double as AwardCategoryFraud.



** Shelby Lynne won this award in 2001, and in her very irritated acceptance speech reminded everyone that she had been recording and releasing albums for over ''10 years''.

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** Shelby Lynne won this award in 2001, and in her very irritated acceptance speech reminded everyone that she had been recording and releasing albums for over ''10 years''. She later fell victim to TheRunnerUpTakesItAll, having been overshadowed by all four of the people she beat.



** Music/AmyWinehouse. Won Best New Artist although she already had a best-selling album in Britain beforehand. ''Back to Black'' is her ''second'' album.

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** Music/AmyWinehouse. Won Music/AmyWinehouse won Best New Artist although she already had a best-selling album in Britain beforehand. ''Back to Black'' is her ''second'' album.album (her first was ''Music/{{Frank}}'' from 2003).



** BonIver won the 2012 Grammy for Best New Artist, despite their first album being released in 2007. Skrillex also already had several [=EPs=] before being nominated.

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** BonIver won the 2012 Grammy for Best New Artist, despite their first album being released in 2007. Skrillex (Skrillex also already had several [=EPs=] before being nominated.)
** In an odd case, Meghan Trainor won the award in 2016, ''a full year'' after getting several noms the previous ceremony on the strength of her first single, "All About That Bass".



* Music/TearsForFears's second album, ''Songs From the Big Chair'' was far more popular than their first and contains their best-known songs, including "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Shout" and "Head Over Heels". The main reason for its success is that it was huge in America, whereas their first album "The Hurting" and its singles had mostly had success in the UK. "Mad World" was a hit single in the UK at the time, but gained worldwide popularity when it was covered by [[OneHitWonder Michael Andrews and Gary Jules]] years later. The band have gone on record saying that they love this CoverVersion.

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* Music/TearsForFears's second album, ''Songs From the Big Chair'' was far more popular than their first and contains their best-known songs, including "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Shout" and "Head Over Heels". The main reason for its success is that it was huge in America, whereas their first album "The Hurting" and its singles had mostly had success in the UK. "Mad World" was a hit single in the UK at the time, but gained worldwide popularity when it was covered CoveredUp by [[OneHitWonder {{one hit wonder}}s [[Film/DonnieDarko Michael Andrews and Gary Jules]] years later. The band have gone on record saying that they love this CoverVersion.



* Music/{{Abba}}'s first album Ring Ring wasn't widely known until the band became big later in the 70s. Most people think that their Eurovision entry "Waterloo" was their first single, when it was on their second album.

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* Music/{{Abba}}'s first album Ring Ring wasn't widely known until the band became big later in the 70s. Most people think that their Eurovision entry Series/EurovisionSongContest winner "Waterloo" was their first single, when it was on their second album.



*** The only post-''Back in Black'' songs Music/{{ACDC}} plays regularly are "For Those About to Rock" and "Thunderstruck". The ones from the album being promoted are included, and Who Made Who" has some rare appearances.

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*** The only post-''Back in Black'' songs Music/{{ACDC}} plays regularly are "For Those About to Rock" and "Thunderstruck". The ones from the album being promoted are included, and Who "Who Made Who" has some rare appearances.



* Music/{{Coldplay}} aren't an example, as most people are aware of their first album ''Parachutes'', but ''A Rush of Blood to the Head'' was really the album that launched them in America. Coldplay is also notable for their lead singles always being overshadowed by a later song -- "Shiver" by "Yellow", "In My Place" by Clocks, "Violet Hill" by "Viva La Vida", "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" by "Paradise", and "Magic" by "A Sky Full of Stars". The only one where that didn't happen was with ''X&Y'', where lead single "Speed of Sound" was easily the album's biggest hit. However, as time went on, "Speed of Sound" faded into relative obscurity and "Fix You", the direct follow-up, became the song everybody remembers.

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* Music/{{Coldplay}} aren't an example, as most people are aware of their first album ''Parachutes'', but ''A Rush of Blood to the Head'' was really the album that launched them in America. Coldplay is also notable for their lead singles always being overshadowed by a later song -- "Shiver" by "Yellow", "In My Place" by Clocks, "Clocks", "Violet Hill" by "Viva La Vida", "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" by "Paradise", and "Magic" by "A Sky Full of Stars". The only one where that didn't happen was with ''X&Y'', where lead single "Speed of Sound" was easily the album's biggest hit. However, as time went on, "Speed of Sound" faded into relative obscurity and "Fix You", the direct follow-up, became the song everybody remembers.


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* In some circles, Chubby Checker's "The Twist" tends to be overshadowed in terms of radio play by its follow-up, "Let's Twist Again".
23rd May '16 10:53:54 AM Doug86
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* In today's world, many people remember that sitcom about a short sassy black kid and another one about a quartet of girls in a school for girls. Not many realize that ''{{The Facts Of Life}}'' is a spin-off of ''{{Diffrent Strokes}}''.

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* In today's world, many people remember that sitcom about a short sassy black kid and another one about a quartet of girls in a school for girls. Not many realize that ''{{The Facts Of Life}}'' ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' is a spin-off of ''{{Diffrent Strokes}}''.''Series/DiffrentStrokes''.
17th May '16 8:50:25 AM editproboss
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* VisualNovel/SteinsGate is a sequel to VisualNovel/ChaosHead that ended up being ''far'' more popular in the West than its predecessor is. In addition to Steins;Gate [[EvenBetterSequel largely being considered a better story overall]], one of the biggest reasons for Chaos;Head's comparative lack of popularity is that its anime adaptation was by and large [[AdaptationDecay considered to be subpar]], even without the source material taken into account. Most visual novels become popular outside of Japan as a result of people enjoying their anime adaptations, so the fact that Steins;Gate's adaptation was generally ''very'' well received gave it a major advantage over Chaos;Head in terms of popularity. Also, since Steins;Gate is only connected to Chaos;Head in the first place due to them [[TheVerse taking place in the same world]], all of the [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]] made to Chaos;Head in Steins;Gate won't be understood by anyone unfamiliar with the former story, and you don't need to read Chaos;Head first in order to understand Steins;Gate at all, most Steins;Gate fans aren't even aware that the two stories are connected in the first place. Further hurting its accessibility is that, as a direct result of the sequel displacement, Steins;Gate is the only visual novel out of the two to have an ''official'' translation [[note]]there ''is'' allegedly one in progress for Chaos;Head right now by the same publisher, JAST, but it seems to be stuck in DevelopmentHell at the moment[[/note]]. While the Chaos;Head visual novel ''can'' be read by English speaking audiences via a completed FanTranslation, the legality of this translation is under even ''more'' dubious legality than usual because it was taken down from its website of origin shortly after its release due to an agreement with its Japanese publisher, Nitroplus.

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* VisualNovel/SteinsGate is a sequel to VisualNovel/ChaosHead that ended up being ''far'' more popular in the West than its predecessor is. In addition to Steins;Gate [[EvenBetterSequel largely being considered a better story overall]], one of the biggest reasons for Chaos;Head's comparative lack of popularity is that its anime adaptation was by and large [[AdaptationDecay considered to be subpar]], even without the source material taken into account. Most visual novels become popular outside of Japan as a result of people enjoying their anime adaptations, so the fact that Steins;Gate's adaptation was generally ''very'' well received gave it a major advantage over Chaos;Head in terms of popularity. Also, since Steins;Gate is only connected to Chaos;Head in the first place due to them [[TheVerse taking place in the same world]], all of the [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]] made to Chaos;Head in Steins;Gate won't be understood by anyone unfamiliar with the former story, and you don't need to read Chaos;Head first in order to understand Steins;Gate at all, most Steins;Gate fans aren't even aware that the two stories are connected in the first place. Further hurting its accessibility is that, as a direct result of the sequel displacement, Steins;Gate is the only visual novel out of the two to have an ''official'' translation [[note]]there ''is'' allegedly one in progress for Chaos;Head right now by the same publisher, JAST, but it seems to be stuck in DevelopmentHell at the moment[[/note]]. While the Chaos;Head visual novel ''can'' be read by English speaking audiences via a completed FanTranslation, the legality of this translation is under even ''more'' dubious legality than usual because it was taken down from its website of origin shortly after its release due to an agreement with its Japanese publisher, Nitroplus.
6th May '16 2:42:56 AM Squirtle802
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** Mother 1 was fully translated and ready to be released on the NES, but was cancelled because Nintendo didn't think it would be able to stand against other RPGs of the time with the American audience. This fear was vindicated in Summer 2015 when Nintendo released a barely-modified version of that NES translation on the WiiU virual console as ''Earthbound Beginnings". What sales it got mostly consisted of fans trying desperately to prove to Nintendo there was still interest in the series (and hopefully a translation of Mother 3), since most fans who wanted an English Mother 1 were already familiar with the superior Tomato Fan Translation and newcomers were turned off by grind-tastic and unbalanced gameplay that was dated even in it's intended release year of 1989. Even with the language barrier removed, Mother 1 was doomed to live in it's sequels' shadow.
26th Apr '16 4:13:41 PM Twentington
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* Shane [=McAnally=] is one of the most popular songwriter-producers in Nashville in TheNewTens, most notably for Music/SamHunt, Music/KaceyMusgraves, and Old Dominion. But before all that, he was a solo artist for Curb Records, and he had a #31 hit with "Are Your Eyes Still Blue".
* While Sara Evans' 1997 debut ''Three Chords and the Truth'' was a critical darling, it didn't translate into radio hits. Instead, it was her second album ''No Place That Far'' that got her into the spotlight with its #1 smash title track. And that album had its own example, as the title track was actually the second single; lead single "Cryin' Game" didn't even crack the Top 40.

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* Shane [=McAnally=] is one of the most popular songwriter-producers in Nashville in TheNewTens, most notably for Music/SamHunt, Music/KaceyMusgraves, and Old Dominion. But before all that, he was a solo artist for Curb Records, Records in 1999 and 2000, and he had a #31 hit with "Are Your Eyes Still Blue".
* While Sara Evans' 1997 debut 1999 breakthrough album ''No Place That Far'' and its BreakthroughHit title track are a double example. Not only was it her second album after 1997's ''Three Chords and the Truth'' was a (whose singles all failed to enter the top 40, despite critical darling, it didn't translate into radio hits. Instead, it was her second album ''No Place That Far'' that got her into the spotlight with its #1 smash title track. And that album had its own example, as acclaim), the title track was actually wasn't the second single; first single -- the lead single to the album was the now obscure "Cryin' Game" Game", which didn't even crack the Top 40.top 40 either.



* Ask someone what Music/PapaRoach's debut album was and 99% of them will say it was 2000's ''Infest''. It was actually ''Old Friends and Young Years'', released in 1997. Granted, it never charted as it was released independently. It's also subject to CanonDiscontinuity, as none of its songs are preformed live.

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* Ask someone what Music/PapaRoach's debut album was and 99% of them will say it was 2000's ''Infest''. It was actually ''Old Friends and Young Years'', released in 1997. Granted, it never charted as it was released independently. It's also subject to CanonDiscontinuity, as none of its songs are preformed performed live.


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* Neil Thrasher has been a country music songwriter in the TurnOfTheMillennium, most prominently for Music/RascalFlatts, Music/JasonAldean, Music/RebaMcEntire, Music/KennyChesney, and Diamond Rio. However, he was originally one half of the singer-songwriter duo Thrasher Shiver, which recorded one album for Asylum Records in 1996.
26th Apr '16 3:59:53 PM Twentington
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* And speaking of Music/KennyChesney, his first album was the little-known ''In My Wildest Dreams'', released by Capricorn Records in 1994. But the label didn't have the resources to work the country market, and the album quickly vanished without a trace (although he re-recorded a single from it, "The Tin Man", in 2001). Some people may not even be aware of the four major-label albums that he had in TheNineties before ''No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems'' in 2002, the first album to establish the becah-bum persona he's largely had ever since -- even though he had several {{signature song}}s on the prior albums such as "She's Got It All", "How Forever Feels", and "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy".



* Yes, Music/{{Nirvana}} made an album before ''Nevermind''. "About A Girl" is most likely the only song non-fans would know from ''Bleach'', due to the ''Unplugged In New York'' version getting radio airplay. The studio version of the song is the only ''Bleach'' track on the self-titled GreatestHitsAlbum too. Kurt even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this in the Unplugged album: before playing "About a Girl," he quips "This song is off our first album, which means no one has ever heard it before."

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* Yes, Music/{{Nirvana}} made an album before ''Nevermind''. "About A a Girl" is most likely the only song non-fans would know from ''Bleach'', due to the ''Unplugged In New York'' version getting radio airplay. The studio version of the song is the only ''Bleach'' track on the self-titled GreatestHitsAlbum too. Kurt even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this in the Unplugged album: before playing "About a Girl," he quips "This song is off our first album, which means no one has ever heard it before."
15th Apr '16 7:00:10 PM LaptopGuy
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* The mention of terrorism in Paris will immediately bring to mind the November 13, 2015 attack, which has far overshadowed that January's ''Charlie Hebdo'' attack in public consciousness.
11th Apr '16 7:04:15 PM SamCurt
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* Rare case of the SpiritualSuccessor overtaking the original. Hitomi Fujimoto's shoujo mystery LightNovel ''KZ Shonen Shoujo Seminar'' was CutShort after a year. Its official SpiritualSuccessor, the children's novel ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', however, spans 20 books, two {{spinoff}} series (including one full length novel), and adapted into both manga and anime.
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