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24th Mar '18 8:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[StargateVerse Stargate]]'' (Movie, 3 series, two series movies, plus non-canonical AnimatedAdaptation.)

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* ''[[StargateVerse Stargate]]'' (Movie, ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' (movie, 3 series, two series movies, plus non-canonical AnimatedAdaptation.)
12th Mar '18 9:48:02 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Franchise/MaiHime'': ''Anime/MaiHime'', ''Anime/MaiOtome'', the Otome-verse [=spinoff=]s (''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'', ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr''), and ''LightNovel/MaiHimeDestiny''.

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* ''Franchise/MaiHime'': ''Anime/MaiHime'', ''Anime/MaiOtome'', the Otome-verse [=spinoff=]s spinoffs (''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'', ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr''), and ''LightNovel/MaiHimeDestiny''.



* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' (five main games in the series: the first three of which are officially in the same universe, the fifth in an AlternateUniverse, and the fourth being a position best described as ''controversial''; two manga adaptations and a manga [=spinoff=] of ''I'' which were officially directed by Capcom; {{Novelization}} of ''III'' and ''IV''; a manga adaptation of ''IV'' which was officially directed by Capcom; ''numerous'' licensed 4-koma and anthology comics of ''IV'' (and one licensed 4-koma of ''III''); four separate GaidenGame treatments of ''IV'' for Japanese smartphones; artbooks (including separate artbooks for each series and a compilation artbook) containing a great deal of AllThereInTheManual material ''never mentioned in the games''; AND there's the additional complication of remakes of ''I'' and ''II'' to shortly be licensed to Creator/SquareEnix)
* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'' (two to three "officially" in [[NonLinearSequel its original series which branched off]], although there are three second-installments and two third-installments, not counting subsequent games, one [=spinoff=] and its own four-installment arcade series, sub-series, and subsequent games.)

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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' (five main games in the series: the first three of which are officially in the same universe, the fifth in an AlternateUniverse, and the fourth being a position best described as ''controversial''; two manga adaptations and a manga [=spinoff=] spinoff of ''I'' which were officially directed by Capcom; {{Novelization}} of ''III'' and ''IV''; a manga adaptation of ''IV'' which was officially directed by Capcom; ''numerous'' licensed 4-koma and anthology comics of ''IV'' (and one licensed 4-koma of ''III''); four separate GaidenGame treatments of ''IV'' for Japanese smartphones; artbooks (including separate artbooks for each series and a compilation artbook) containing a great deal of AllThereInTheManual material ''never mentioned in the games''; AND there's the additional complication of remakes of ''I'' and ''II'' to shortly be licensed to Creator/SquareEnix)
* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'' (two to three "officially" in [[NonLinearSequel its original series which branched off]], although there are three second-installments and two third-installments, not counting subsequent games, one [=spinoff=] spinoff and its own four-installment arcade series, sub-series, and subsequent games.)



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' (10+ games, including [=spinoff=]s, plus a few novelizations)

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' (10+ games, including [=spinoff=]s, games split between three distinct series/timelines, plus a few novelizations)novelization)



* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' (11 in the main series plus a {{Mon}} [=spinoff=] series and a few others, plus {{anime}} series)

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' (11 in the main series plus a {{Mon}} [=spinoff=] spinoff series and a few others, plus {{anime}} series)



* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' (15 in the main series plus a few [=spinoff=]s (and three true sequels), plus two movies and two TV series)

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' (15 in the main series plus a few [=spinoff=]s spinoffs (and three true sequels), plus two movies and two TV series)



* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' (9 in the main series [counting the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]][[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse crossover]]], 3 [=spinoff=] adventure games, two movies and a third in the works, two TV series, a web series, several comic books and a CollectibleCardGame)

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' (9 in the main series [counting the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]][[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse crossover]]], 3 [=spinoff=] spinoff adventure games, two movies and a third in the works, two TV series, a web series, several comic books and a CollectibleCardGame)



* Creator/ElectronicArts[=/=]Maxis' ''VideoGame/SimSeries'' franchise (five official ''VideoGame/SimCity'' games, three ''VideoGame/TheSims'' games, and many, ''[[CashCowFranchise many]]'' [=spinoff=]s from the former (including ''VideoGame/TheSims'' itself) and expansion packs for the latter)

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* Creator/ElectronicArts[=/=]Maxis' ''VideoGame/SimSeries'' franchise (five official ''VideoGame/SimCity'' games, three ''VideoGame/TheSims'' games, and many, ''[[CashCowFranchise many]]'' [=spinoff=]s spinoffs from the former (including ''VideoGame/TheSims'' itself) and expansion packs for the latter)



* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' (5 "officially" in the main series, though ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' has [[CapcomSequelStagnation many variations]], plus numerous spinoffs and [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever crossovers]], plus movies, TV series and {{manga}}.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' (5 games in the main series, plus 3 [=spinoff=]s)
* Perhaps the king of them all, ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (19 in the main series, counting the first ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' and the first ''VideoGame/WarioLand'', plus many, many [=spinoff=]s, a movie, several television series, a comic book series and a breakfast cereal.)

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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' (5 "officially" in the main series, though every one after ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' has [[CapcomSequelStagnation many at least three variations]], plus numerous spinoffs and spinoffs, [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever crossovers]], plus movies, TV series and {{manga}}.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' (5 games in the main series, plus 3 [=spinoff=]s)
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* Perhaps the king of them all, ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (19 in the main series, counting the first ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' and the first ''VideoGame/WarioLand'', plus many, many [=spinoff=]s, spinoffs, a movie, several television series, a comic book series and a breakfast cereal.)



* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project'' (15 official games, seven [=spinoff=]s (counting ExpansionPack ''Hisoutensoku''), numerous side manga and stories on top of artbooks and UniverseCompendium's. And almost all of it done by a single man. Plus two characters who were added in by way of the creator's ''musical CD works''.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project'' (15 official games, seven [=spinoff=]s spinoffs (counting ExpansionPack ''Hisoutensoku''), numerous side manga and stories on top of artbooks and UniverseCompendium's. And almost all of it done by a single man. Plus two characters who were added in by way of the creator's ''musical CD works''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' (three generations of real time strategy games, plus expansions, then ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', an MMO, plus its expansions, [[Film/WarCraft2016 a film]] and numerous [[Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse spin off materials]] of varying quality and canonicalness).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' (three generations of real time strategy games, plus expansions, then ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', an MMO, plus its expansions, [[Film/WarCraft2016 a film]] and numerous [[Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse spin off materials]] of varying quality and canonicalness).canonicicity).



* ''Franchise/WingCommander'' (twelve games including the Privateer [=spinoff=]s [but not [[ExpansionPack add-ons]]], eleven [[Literature/WingCommander novels]] including {{novelization}}s of other works, [[WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy cartoon]], and [[Film/WingCommander movie]])

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* ''Franchise/WingCommander'' (twelve games including the Privateer [=spinoff=]s spinoffs [but not [[ExpansionPack add-ons]]], eleven [[Literature/WingCommander novels]] including {{novelization}}s of other works, [[WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy cartoon]], and [[Film/WingCommander movie]])
10th Mar '18 10:57:43 PM lakingsif
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* ''Franchise/GreysAnatomy'' (3 TV series, 1 web series, 1 video game, and 2 series of webisodes.)
19th Feb '18 9:50:56 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' (five anime, five manga, three movies, two video games, and one audio drama across five separate continuities)
26th Dec '17 12:33:56 PM Drope
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* ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' (15 games across different Nintendo platforms, plus several manga adaptations, an {{OVA}} adaptation, a card game, and a spinoff crossover with ''Shin Megami Tensei'')

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* ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' (15 games across different Nintendo platforms, plus several manga adaptations, an {{OVA}} adaptation, a card game, and a spinoff crossover with ''Shin Megami Tensei'')
21st Dec '17 7:01:43 AM Cryoclaste
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* Creator/ElectronicArts[=/=]Maxis' ''VideoGame/SimSeries'' franchise (five official ''VideoGame/SimCity'' games, three ''TheSims'' games, and many, ''[[CashCowFranchise many]]'' [=spinoff=]s from the former (including ''TheSims'' itself) and expansion packs for the latter)

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* Creator/ElectronicArts[=/=]Maxis' ''VideoGame/SimSeries'' franchise (five official ''VideoGame/SimCity'' games, three ''TheSims'' ''VideoGame/TheSims'' games, and many, ''[[CashCowFranchise many]]'' [=spinoff=]s from the former (including ''TheSims'' ''VideoGame/TheSims'' itself) and expansion packs for the latter)
17th Dec '17 1:55:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Six distinct series (original: 1997-2002; ''Advanced Generation'': 2002-2006; ''Weekly Pokémon Broadcast'''s sidestory episodes (US: ''Pokémon Chronicles''): 2002-2004; ''Diamond & Pearl'': 2006-2010; ''Best Wishes'': 2010-2013); ''XY'' (2013-2016); ''Sun & Moon'' (2017-present) and 20+ annual movies. The anime franchise is just about as big, if not bigger, than the actual video game franchise; see below.)
** In the English dub, the main series anime gets divided up even more, in a setup like typical television seasons.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Six distinct series (original: 1997-2002; ''Advanced Generation'': 2002-2006; ''Weekly Pokémon Broadcast'''s sidestory episodes (US: ''Pokémon Chronicles''): 2002-2004; ''Diamond & Pearl'': 2006-2010; ''Best Wishes'': 2010-2013); ''XY'' (2013-2016); ''Sun & Moon'' (2017-present) and 20+ annual movies. The anime franchise is just about as big, if not bigger, than the actual video game franchise; see below.)
**
) In the English dub, the main series anime gets divided up even more, in a setup like typical television seasons.



* ''BreathOfFire'' (five main games in the series: the first three of which are officially in the same universe, the fifth in an AlternateUniverse, and the fourth being a position best described as ''controversial''; two manga adaptations and a manga [=spinoff=] of ''I'' which were officially directed by Capcom; {{Novelization}} of ''III'' and ''IV''; a manga adaptation of ''IV'' which was officially directed by Capcom; ''numerous'' licensed 4-koma and anthology comics of ''IV'' (and one licensed 4-koma of ''III''); four separate GaidenGame treatments of ''IV'' for Japanese smartphones; artbooks (including separate artbooks for each series and a compilation artbook) containing a great deal of AllThereInTheManual material ''never mentioned in the games''; AND there's the additional complication of remakes of ''I'' and ''II'' to shortly be licensed to Creator/SquareEnix)

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* ''BreathOfFire'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' (five main games in the series: the first three of which are officially in the same universe, the fifth in an AlternateUniverse, and the fourth being a position best described as ''controversial''; two manga adaptations and a manga [=spinoff=] of ''I'' which were officially directed by Capcom; {{Novelization}} of ''III'' and ''IV''; a manga adaptation of ''IV'' which was officially directed by Capcom; ''numerous'' licensed 4-koma and anthology comics of ''IV'' (and one licensed 4-koma of ''III''); four separate GaidenGame treatments of ''IV'' for Japanese smartphones; artbooks (including separate artbooks for each series and a compilation artbook) containing a great deal of AllThereInTheManual material ''never mentioned in the games''; AND there's the additional complication of remakes of ''I'' and ''II'' to shortly be licensed to Creator/SquareEnix)



* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' (15+ games since 1997 on various systems, though mainly on Nintendo platforms)



* ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZelda'' (19+ games, featuring at ''least'' ten Links and eleven Zeldas, and that's not going into spinoffs and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames noncanonical games]])

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* ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' (19+ games, featuring at ''least'' ten Links and eleven Zeldas, and that's not going into spinoffs and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames noncanonical games]])



* ''PhantasyStar'' (Phantasy Star I-IV, four episodes of Phantasy Star Online, Phantasy Star Universe and its expansion pack, the Nintendo DS Phantasy Star Zero and Phantasy Star Online 2)

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* ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' (Phantasy Star I-IV, four episodes of Phantasy Star Online, Phantasy Star Universe and its expansion pack, the Nintendo DS Phantasy Star Zero and Phantasy Star Online 2)



* ''ShinMegamiTensei'' (40+ games; four in the main series (eight if you count the unnumbered installments), four ''Devil Summoner'' games, five/[[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo six]] separate ''Persona'' games (counting ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''), and a truckload's worth of other spin-offs, not to mention the various anime/manga/novels/Drama-[=CDs=]/etc.)
* Creator/ElectronicArts[=/=]Maxis' ''Sim'' franchise (five official ''VideoGame/SimCity'' games, three ''TheSims'' games, and many, ''[[CashCowFranchise many]]'' [=spinoff=]s from the former (including ''TheSims'' itself) and expansion packs for the latter)

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* ''ShinMegamiTensei'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei'' (40+ games; four in the main series (eight if you count the unnumbered installments), four ''Devil Summoner'' games, five/[[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo six]] separate ''Persona'' games (counting ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''), and a truckload's worth of other spin-offs, not to mention the various anime/manga/novels/Drama-[=CDs=]/etc.)
* Creator/ElectronicArts[=/=]Maxis' ''Sim'' ''VideoGame/SimSeries'' franchise (five official ''VideoGame/SimCity'' games, three ''TheSims'' games, and many, ''[[CashCowFranchise many]]'' [=spinoff=]s from the former (including ''TheSims'' itself) and expansion packs for the latter)
11th Nov '17 4:27:01 PM RavenWilder
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* ''Series{{Arrowverse}}'' (4 live action series (5 if you count ''Series/{{Constantine}}'''s retroactive inclusion), 3 animated web series, and some ExpandedUniverse comic books.)

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* ''Series{{Arrowverse}}'' ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' (4 live action series (5 if you count ''Series/{{Constantine}}'''s retroactive inclusion), 3 animated web series, and some ExpandedUniverse comic books.)
11th Nov '17 4:26:26 PM RavenWilder
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* ''Series{{Arrowverse}}'' (4 live action series (5 if you count ''Series/{{Constantine}}'''s retroactive inclusion), 3 animated web series, and some ExpandedUniverse comic books.)
15th Oct '17 10:56:04 PM PaulA
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* Larry Niven's KnownSpace, which includes the {{Ringworld}} series of novels, the Man-Kzin Wars series, and even a WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries episode (which is why TAS isn't in continuity with the live-action Star Trek series.)

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* Larry Niven's KnownSpace, ''Literature/KnownSpace'', which includes the {{Ringworld}} ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' series of novels, the Man-Kzin Wars ''Literature/ManKzinWars'' series, and even a WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries episode (which is why TAS isn't in continuity with the live-action Star Trek series.)
''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode.
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