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29th Jan '17 10:27:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/PONIESTheAnthology''. The first one was conceived as an epic compilation of AMVHell-esque sketches, to the point of releasing its own intro scene ahead of time as a teaser. It's 24 minutes long. The second is almost an hour longer, including an extended parody of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' at the end. And this was coming on the heels of the show's own hard-to-top second season finale.

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* ''WebVideo/PONIESTheAnthology''. The first one was conceived as an epic compilation of AMVHell-esque WebVideo/AMVHell-esque sketches, to the point of releasing its own intro scene ahead of time as a teaser. It's 24 minutes long. The second is almost an hour longer, including an extended parody of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' at the end. And this was coming on the heels of the show's own hard-to-top second season finale.
22nd Jan '17 9:08:57 AM contrafanxxx
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* In the first ''Film/JohnWick'', the titular character was fighting TheMafiya in [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. In the sequel ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'', he's fighting an organization of assassins in [[SequelGoesForeign Rome]].
7th Jan '17 6:58:58 PM Vilui
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* The first season of ''Anime/PsychoPass'' had individual and low-key murders which are instigated by a sociopathic BigBad until the middle of the season has him starting a riot which led him to plan for the destruction of the Sibyl System. The second season had a new BigBad who instigated bigger crimes such as an attempted bombing, a hostage crisis gone bad and a shootout in order to bring the system. Then, [[Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie the movie]] crossed international borders with attempted terrorism and one of the protagonist going abroad to investigate only to get involved with the foreign country's rebellion and coup de'tat.

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* The first season of ''Anime/PsychoPass'' had individual and low-key murders which are instigated by a sociopathic BigBad until the middle of the season has him starting a riot which led him to plan for the destruction of the Sibyl System. The second season had a new BigBad who instigated bigger crimes such as an attempted bombing, a hostage crisis gone bad and a shootout in order to bring the system. Then, [[Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie the movie]] crossed international borders with attempted terrorism and one of the protagonist going abroad to investigate only to get involved with the foreign country's rebellion and coup de'tat.d'etat.



* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'', the ActionizedSequel to ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', has a first half set in outer space as Willy Wonka and the Bucket family wind up in orbit in said elevator and manage to rescue most of the crew of a space hotel from carnivorous aliens. After a HalfwayPlotSwitch, the heroes are back in the factory, but the three still-bedridden grandparents have a misadventure with FountainOfYouth pills that requires an OrpheanRescue of Grandma Georgina. In both halves, the stakes are life-and-death and taken a bit more seriously than in the first book. As well, Willy Wonka is the protagonist this time rather than AudienceSurrogate Charlie, and his eccentric hijinks are given a lot of page time (i.e. a stretch in which he basically ''trolls Earth'' by claiming he and his companions are aliens), and besides three new Oompa-Loompa songs, there are also several songs/poems for Willy Wonka and even one for the President of the United States's nanny/vice president!

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* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'', the ActionizedSequel to ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', has a first half set in outer space as Willy Wonka and the Bucket family wind up in orbit in said elevator and manage to rescue most of the crew of a space hotel from carnivorous aliens. After a HalfwayPlotSwitch, the heroes are back in the factory, but the three still-bedridden grandparents have a misadventure with FountainOfYouth pills that requires an OrpheanRescue of Grandma Georgina. In both halves, the stakes are life-and-death and taken a bit more seriously than in the first book. As well, Willy Wonka is the protagonist this time rather than AudienceSurrogate Charlie, and his eccentric hijinks are given a lot of page time (i.e.(e.g. a stretch in which he basically ''trolls Earth'' by claiming he and his companions are aliens), and besides three new Oompa-Loompa songs, there are also several songs/poems for Willy Wonka and even one for the President of the United States's nanny/vice president!
25th Dec '16 8:46:58 AM Korados
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Compare ActionizedSequel, SequelDifficultySpike, SendInTheClones, SerialEscalation, UpToEleven, SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, PowerCreep. BigDamnMovie is this trope applied to a film adaptation of a serial. DarkerAndEdgier often, but not always, accompanies the upping of the stakes in sequels.

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Compare ActionizedSequel, SequelDifficultySpike, SendInTheClones, SerialEscalation, UpToEleven, SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, PowerCreep. BigDamnMovie is this trope applied to a film adaptation of a serial. DarkerAndEdgier often, but not always, accompanies the upping of the stakes in sequels.
12th Dec '16 5:04:57 AM StarTropes
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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{Reboot}} films, regarding what happens to the ''Enterprise''.
** In [[Film/StarTrek the first one]], she takes battle damage but is still capable of warp speed and combat.
** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', she's severely damaged to the point of falling out of Earth orbit and nearly crashing before restoring power at the last minute. It takes a year of repairs before she can fly again.
** In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', [[spoiler:she's finally destroyed]].
10th Dec '16 10:51:35 PM BNSF1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is an example of season escalation. The first season was a parody of reality shows, and the cast did standard ''Survivor''-style challenges on an island. The second season, ''Total Drama Action'', put them on a larger abandoned film set where the challenges were based on movie genres. The third season, ''Total Drama World Tour'', was about (you guessed it) the contestants going around the world, and every episode had a no-excuse rule that contestants had to break out into song spontaneously, since Chris wanted to piggyback on the success of ''LiveActionTV/[=Glee=]''. The fourth season, ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', had a new cast on the same island as before, but this time everything was radioactive and there were mutant animals all over the place. Chris [=McLean=], the host of the show, also gets gradually more sadistic as the series goes on. Case in point: Season 1's eliminated contestants left the island by boat. Season 4's left by ''catapult''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is an example of season escalation. The first season was a parody of reality shows, and the cast did standard ''Survivor''-style challenges on an island. The second season, ''Total Drama Action'', put them on a larger abandoned film set where the challenges were based on movie genres. The third season, ''Total Drama World Tour'', was about (you guessed it) the contestants going around the world, and every episode had a no-excuse rule that contestants had to break out into song spontaneously, since Chris wanted to piggyback on the success of ''LiveActionTV/[=Glee=]''.''Series/Glee''. The fourth season, ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', had a new cast on the same island as before, but this time everything was radioactive and there were mutant animals all over the place. Chris [=McLean=], the host of the show, also gets gradually more sadistic as the series goes on. Case in point: Season 1's eliminated contestants left the island by boat. Season 4's left by ''catapult''.
10th Dec '16 10:50:53 PM BNSF1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is an example of season escalation. The first season was a parody of reality shows, and the cast did standard ''Survivor''-style challenges on an island. The second season, ''Total Drama Action'', put them on a larger abandoned film set where the challenges were based on movie genres. The third season, ''Total Drama World Tour'', was about (you guessed it) the contestants going around the world, and every episode had a no-excuse rule that contestants had to break out into song spontaneously, since Chris wanted to piggyback on the success of ''Series/[=Glee=]''. The fourth season, ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', had a new cast on the same island as before, but this time everything was radioactive and there were mutant animals all over the place. Chris [=McLean=], the host of the show, also gets gradually more sadistic as the series goes on. Case in point: Season 1's eliminated contestants left the island by boat. Season 4's left by ''catapult''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is an example of season escalation. The first season was a parody of reality shows, and the cast did standard ''Survivor''-style challenges on an island. The second season, ''Total Drama Action'', put them on a larger abandoned film set where the challenges were based on movie genres. The third season, ''Total Drama World Tour'', was about (you guessed it) the contestants going around the world, and every episode had a no-excuse rule that contestants had to break out into song spontaneously, since Chris wanted to piggyback on the success of ''Series/[=Glee=]''.''LiveActionTV/[=Glee=]''. The fourth season, ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', had a new cast on the same island as before, but this time everything was radioactive and there were mutant animals all over the place. Chris [=McLean=], the host of the show, also gets gradually more sadistic as the series goes on. Case in point: Season 1's eliminated contestants left the island by boat. Season 4's left by ''catapult''.
10th Dec '16 10:50:29 PM BNSF1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is an example of season escalation. The first season was a parody of reality shows, and the cast did standard ''Survivor''-style challenges on an island. The second season, ''Total Drama Action'', put them on a larger abandoned film set where the challenges were based on movie genres. The third season, ''Total Drama World Tour'', was about (you guessed it) the contestants going around the world, and every episode had a song along with the challenge. The fourth season, ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', had a new cast on the same island as before, but this time everything was radioactive and there were mutant animals all over the place. Chris [=McLean=], the host of the show, also gets gradually more sadistic as the series goes on. Case in point: Season 1's eliminated contestants left the island by boat. Season 4's left by ''catapult''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is an example of season escalation. The first season was a parody of reality shows, and the cast did standard ''Survivor''-style challenges on an island. The second season, ''Total Drama Action'', put them on a larger abandoned film set where the challenges were based on movie genres. The third season, ''Total Drama World Tour'', was about (you guessed it) the contestants going around the world, and every episode had a no-excuse rule that contestants had to break out into song along with spontaneously, since Chris wanted to piggyback on the challenge.success of ''Series/[=Glee=]''. The fourth season, ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', had a new cast on the same island as before, but this time everything was radioactive and there were mutant animals all over the place. Chris [=McLean=], the host of the show, also gets gradually more sadistic as the series goes on. Case in point: Season 1's eliminated contestants left the island by boat. Season 4's left by ''catapult''.
28th Nov '16 8:04:50 AM YamiVizziniX
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*** The Blooming Moon Chronicles/99 Worlds Saga has some very long sequels, all to [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/48755/Moonrise a story]] just 76,585 words long (and [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/130200/glory-be the final installment]] has over a million words)

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*** The Blooming Moon Chronicles/99 Fanfic/BloomingMoonChronicles[=/99 Worlds Saga Saga=] has some very long sequels, all to [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/48755/Moonrise a story]] just 76,585 words long (and [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/130200/glory-be the final installment]] has over a million words)
22nd Nov '16 11:56:28 AM Sharlto
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** The second ''Avengers'' movie, ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is even more bigger and more complex than the first movie, and has a much more global scope (with the action shifting to South Korea, South Africa, and the fictional nation of Sokovia), ''five'' new heroes (ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/WarMachine and ComicBook/TheFalcon), three new villains (ComicBook/{{Ultron}}, Baron von Strucker and Klaw), several new supporting players, numerous subplots, way more action scenes, and a climax that involves the villain trying to use an anti-gravity device to try to raise an entire city into the sky and then drop it onto Earth. Most of the frequent criticisms of the film are essentially along the lines of "It had too many things going for its own good." Ironically, director Creator/JossWhedon initially wanted the movie to be smaller than the first one.

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** The second ''Avengers'' movie, ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is even more bigger and more complex than the first movie, and has a much more global scope (with the action shifting to South Korea, South Africa, and the fictional nation of Sokovia), ''five'' three new heroes (ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/WarMachine and ComicBook/TheFalcon), ComicBook/TheVision), three new villains (ComicBook/{{Ultron}}, Baron von Strucker and Klaw), several new supporting players, numerous subplots, way more action scenes, and a climax that involves the villain trying to use an anti-gravity device to try to raise an entire city into the sky and then drop it onto Earth. Most of the frequent criticisms of the film are essentially along the lines of "It had too many things going for its own good." Ironically, director Creator/JossWhedon initially wanted the movie to be smaller than the first one.
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