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7th Jun '16 8:37:08 AM igordebraga
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** Once the series was revived, [[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]] harkened back to the original trilogy, and escalated on that too: an attack of massive creatures throwing back to the Rancor and Dianoga; a lot of foot battles; and Starkiller Base, a "Super Death Star" built out of ''an entire planet''.
27th May '16 4:27:30 PM BobRiddle
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* The more ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' movies get released, the bigger and more magical they become.
25th May '16 4:45:27 PM nombretomado
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** ''Asylum'' had two (PS3) playable characters. City had four. Knight has eight, with one being a PaletteSwap of Batman with harder challenges and less gadgets.

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** ''Asylum'' had two (PS3) ([=PS3=]) playable characters. City had four. Knight has eight, with one being a PaletteSwap of Batman with harder challenges and less gadgets.
25th May '16 11:30:14 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is this to ''Literature/TheHobbit'', albeit not a deliberate example; it "grew in the telling". ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is an even-more-escalated ''prequel'' with a scope that includes the creation of the universe, battles between angels with powers we would associate with gods, the rise and fall of multiple civilizations and the sinking of a couple major continents, although compared to ''[=LotR=]'' it's a mile wide and an inch deep.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is this to ''Literature/TheHobbit'', albeit not a deliberate example; it "grew in the telling". ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is an even-more-escalated ''prequel'' with a scope that includes the creation of the universe, battles between angels with powers we would associate with gods, the rise and fall of multiple civilizations and the sinking of a couple major continents, although compared to ''[=LotR=]'' it's a mile wide and an inch deep.continents.



* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]] downgrades the stakes (it's the fate of the school rather than the entire world), but upgrades the set pieces (encountering one creepy guy in the Forbidden Forest vs. encountering a colony of {{Giant Spider}}s in the Forbidden Forest, for example). The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban third book]] has the lowest stakes of any book in the series, as the danger is essentially only a threat to one specific individual (Harry) and even that turns out to be an illusion. After Voldemort returns to power, the stakes remain constant (the entire world, again), but with Voldemort's power constantly increasing. The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows last book]] itself is the biggest and most epic in the series.

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* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]] downgrades the stakes (it's the fate of the school rather than the entire world), but upgrades the set pieces (encountering one creepy guy in the Forbidden Forest vs. encountering a colony of {{Giant Spider}}s in the Forbidden Forest, for example). The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban third book]] has the lowest stakes of any book in the series, as the danger is essentially only a threat to one specific individual (Harry) and even that turns out to be an illusion. Then there is a true threat towards only two [[spoiler: wrongfully accused: Sirius Black and Buckbeak]]. After Voldemort returns to power, the stakes remain constant (the entire world, again), but with Voldemort's power constantly increasing. The [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows last book]] itself is the biggest and most epic in the series.
25th May '16 11:04:43 AM Shadowgazer
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9th May '16 12:52:00 AM Killerikala
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* ''Series/AssassinsCreed'' Zig-zags this. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' was a major improvement over the first one, but Brotherhood and Revelations, while adding some cool new weapons and mechanics, were more or less [[MissionPackSequel Mission pack sequels]] to II. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' added even more to the map, and offered some new mechanics, such as crafting. IV followed on III's footsteps by having even more map, but much of it was water to sail on, and a few on foot weapons were removed. While ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' didn't restore everything that IV threw overboard, it focused more on the smaller details, greatly improving the graphics, Parkour animations and cities.
** Subverted with the Hidden Blade. In the first game, it offered one hit counter-kills even on bosses, having a very small countering window, and blocking and normal attacks weren't possible with the blade. The sequel allowed blocking and attacking, as well as one hit-counter kills, but not on bosses anymore. Brotherhood expanded the countering window, as did revelations... From ACIII to ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' it was just an another weapon, losing it's uniqueness. From Unity forward, it lost it's combat abilities, as became an assassination-only weapon.
29th Apr '16 4:09:12 AM Killerikala
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. It's in the title.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. It's in the title. ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has at least triple the playable area City had.
** ''Asylum'' had two (PS3) playable characters. City had four. Knight has eight, with one being a PaletteSwap of Batman with harder challenges and less gadgets.
28th Apr '16 7:35:29 PM Pamina
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* The first ''{{Literature/Madeline}}'' book is a realistic portrait of the little girls' [[SliceOfLife everyday lives]] and of Madeline [[SickEpisode going to the hospital]] [[RupturedAppendix with appendicitis.]] The second and third books are more plot-driven, but keep the everyday Paris setting and are still realistic. Then come the adventure-driven fourth and fifth books, which involve traveling with a gypsy circus and taking a trip to London. The Christmas book (the last by original author Ludwig Bemelmans) goes back to the boarding school setting, but introduces fantasy with a magician character. Most of the recent books, written by Bemelmans's grandson, have also kept the adventurous/fantastical tone of books #4, #5 and #6.

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* The first ''{{Literature/Madeline}}'' book is a realistic portrait of the little girls' [[SliceOfLife everyday lives]] and of Madeline [[SickEpisode going to the hospital]] [[RupturedAppendix with appendicitis.]] The second and third books are more plot-driven, action-driven, but keep the everyday Paris setting and are still realistic.realistic tone. Then come the adventure-driven fourth and fifth books, which involve traveling with a gypsy circus and taking a trip to London. The Christmas book (the last by original author Ludwig Bemelmans) goes back to the boarding school setting, but introduces fantasy with a magician character. Most of the recent books, written by Bemelmans's grandson, have also kept the adventurous/fantastical tone of books #4, #5 and #6.
28th Apr '16 7:33:08 PM Pamina
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* The first ''[[Literature/Madeline]]'' book is a realistic portrait of the little girls' [[SliceOfLife everyday lives]] and of Madeline [[SickEpisode going to the hospital]] [[RupturedAppendix with appendicitis.]] The second and third books are more plot-driven, but keep the everyday Paris setting and are still realistic. Then come the adventure-driven fourth and fifth books, which involve traveling with a gypsy caravan and taking a trip to London, respectively. The Christmas book (the last by original author Ludwig Bemelmans) goes back to the boarding school setting, but introduces fantasy with a magician character. Most of the recent books, written by Bemelmans's grandson, have also kept the adventurous/fantastical tone of books #4, #5 and #6.

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* The first ''[[Literature/Madeline]]'' ''{{Literature/Madeline}}'' book is a realistic portrait of the little girls' [[SliceOfLife everyday lives]] and of Madeline [[SickEpisode going to the hospital]] [[RupturedAppendix with appendicitis.]] The second and third books are more plot-driven, but keep the everyday Paris setting and are still realistic. Then come the adventure-driven fourth and fifth books, which involve traveling with a gypsy caravan circus and taking a trip to London, respectively.London. The Christmas book (the last by original author Ludwig Bemelmans) goes back to the boarding school setting, but introduces fantasy with a magician character. Most of the recent books, written by Bemelmans's grandson, have also kept the adventurous/fantastical tone of books #4, #5 and #6.
28th Apr '16 7:31:18 PM Pamina
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* The first ''Literature/Madeline'' book is a realistic portrait of the little girls' [[SliceOfLife everyday lives]] and of Madeline [[SickEpisode going to the hospital]] [[RupturedAppendix with appendicitis.]] The second and third books are more plot-driven, but keep the everyday Paris setting and are still realistic. Then come the adventure-driven fourth and fifth books, which involve traveling with a gypsy caravan and taking a trip to London, respectively. The Christmas book (the last by original author Ludwig Bemelmans) goes back to the boarding school setting, but introduces fantasy with a magician character. Most of the recent books, written by Bemelmans's grandson, have also kept the adventurous/fantastical tone of books #4, #5 and #6.

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* The first ''Literature/Madeline'' ''[[Literature/Madeline]]'' book is a realistic portrait of the little girls' [[SliceOfLife everyday lives]] and of Madeline [[SickEpisode going to the hospital]] [[RupturedAppendix with appendicitis.]] The second and third books are more plot-driven, but keep the everyday Paris setting and are still realistic. Then come the adventure-driven fourth and fifth books, which involve traveling with a gypsy caravan and taking a trip to London, respectively. The Christmas book (the last by original author Ludwig Bemelmans) goes back to the boarding school setting, but introduces fantasy with a magician character. Most of the recent books, written by Bemelmans's grandson, have also kept the adventurous/fantastical tone of books #4, #5 and #6.
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