History Main / SmurfetteBreakout

3rd Dec '17 9:25:00 PM RacattackForce
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** In practice Gwenpool is a subversion though. Sure the character originated on that variant cover, but said cover only actually set her design and first name leaving the character a blank slate otherwise. So when she actually hit the comics it was revealed that she was Gwen Poole, a comicbook nerd stuck in the world of comics, so all the superficial similarities are "freakish coincidences" and misunderstandings (up to not even reading Deadpool).

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** In practice practice, Gwenpool is actually a subversion though. Sure ''subversion'', as the character originated on that derived from the variant cover, but said cover only actually set her design and first name leaving the character a blank slate otherwise. So when she actually hit the comics it was revealed that she was isn't an alternate version of Gwen Poole, Stacy: it's a comicbook comic book nerd who got stuck in the world of comics, so all comics [[RealNameAsAlias whose name literally is Gwen Poole]]. All the superficial similarities are "freakish coincidences" and misunderstandings (up misunderstandings, up to not the character having never read Deadpool. One issue featuring Deadpool even reading Deadpool).has him point that any casual reader would automatically assume that she's just another alternate Gwen Stacy, if they were even aware of the character existing.
24th Oct '17 8:57:24 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''ComicBook/DarthVader'': Doctor Aphra, Vader's amoral hired gun with a fondness for treasure hunting, getting rich, and her two disturbingly bloodthirsty droids, became popular with ''Star Wars'' fans and received [[ComicBook/DoctorAphra her own spin-off]] following the next of her interstellar adventures.
16th Oct '17 8:11:53 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* People recall Wrestling/JillianHall's WWE run for her ridiculous gimmicks and {{jobber}} run but at least they recall. How much less is said of the rest of the Bomb Squad, the stable she used to be a member of? So the bomb squad sharing their name with many other stables may also play a role but the same could be said of Jillian's OVW team, the Blonde Bombers, who became the Dicks on Smackdown. Who knows her personal referee Whipme Spearz or her former tag team partner Tiny Tim? The male teammates whose fame was not overshadowed by Jillian's were already well established (JBL, [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick London, Kendrick]]...maybe Orlando Jordan and the Basham Brothers)

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* People recall Wrestling/JillianHall's WWE run for her ridiculous gimmicks and {{jobber}} run but at least they recall. How much less is said of the rest of the Bomb Squad, the stable she used to be a member of? So the bomb squad [[NamesTheSame sharing their name name]] with many other stables may also play a role but the same could be said of Jillian's OVW team, the Blonde Bombers, who became the Dicks on Smackdown. Who knows her personal referee Whipme Spearz or her former tag team partner Tiny Tim? The male teammates whose fame was not overshadowed by Jillian's were already well established (JBL, [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick London, Kendrick]]...maybe Orlando Jordan and the Basham Brothers)
15th Oct '17 11:20:27 AM Zarius
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* Though they've never wrestled away from [=Vince McMahon=]'s thumbs, Wrestling/TheFunkadactyls' WWE Career has very much out shined Byron Saxton's, starting when they were paired up with the Funkasaurus Wrestling/BrodusClay. In 2013 they were chosen to star in the reality series ''Series/TotalDivas'' - which was an immediate hit while Brodus Clay and Tensai mostly competed on ''Superstars'' and in the odd SquashMatch. Cameron and Wrestling/{{Naomi}} have received prominent spots in the women's division in addition to their managing duties, duties which eventually transitioned to Wrestling/RonKillings when Brodus was released.

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* Though they've never wrestled away from [=Vince McMahon=]'s thumbs, Wrestling/TheFunkadactyls' WWE Career has very much out shined Byron Saxton's, starting when they were paired up with the Funkasaurus Wrestling/BrodusClay. In 2013 they were chosen to star in the reality series ''Series/TotalDivas'' - which was an immediate hit while Brodus Clay and Tensai mostly competed on ''Superstars'' and in the odd SquashMatch. Cameron and Wrestling/{{Naomi}} have received prominent spots in the women's division in addition to their managing duties, duties which eventually transitioned to Wrestling/RonKillings when Brodus was released. Naomi ultimately went on to become the Women's Champion of the Smackdown women's division in early 2017, including a title victory in her home town at the grandest stage of them all, Wrestlemania.



* It happened with Wrestling/{{Fandango}}'s dance partner Wrestling/SummerRae. After months of just acting as a valet, she began getting chants from fans. She was slowly integrated into the women's division and was chosen to join the cast of the reality show ''Series/TotalDivas''. When she broke away from Fandango, this happened to his next dance partner Wrestling/{{Layla}}. The two feuded for a while before ultimately joining forces and dumping Fandango. They formed a team called [=SLayers=] while Fandango just faded away.

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* It happened with Wrestling/{{Fandango}}'s dance partner Wrestling/SummerRae. After months of just acting as a valet, she began getting chants from fans. She was slowly integrated into the women's division and was chosen to join the cast of the reality show ''Series/TotalDivas''. When she broke away from Fandango, this happened to his next dance partner Wrestling/{{Layla}}. The two feuded for a while before ultimately joining forces and dumping Fandango. They formed a team called [=SLayers=] while Fandango just faded away.away, although he would eventually rebound as one half of the Fashion Police with Tyler Breeze.
26th Sep '17 10:59:04 AM DustSnitch
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* ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' basically is "''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Smurfette Breakout Edition" as its cast of playable characters is [[WorldOfActionGirls mainly composed of popular female characters]] from all across the series (including the titular Zelda finally proving that she is a BadassPrincess, and fan favorite Midna from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', whose fans asked for her return for years, and she is in the game ''twice'' AND as an Assist Trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 4'' released at the same time). It even created its own SmurfetteBreakout in the form of [[DistaffCounterpart Linkle]], who was popular even [[AscendedExtra before her formal inclusion]] in the game (she previously only existed as ''concept art'' before actually being implemented in the 3DS edition).

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* ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' basically is "''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Smurfette Breakout Edition" as its cast of playable characters is [[WorldOfActionGirls mainly composed of popular female characters]] from all across the series (including the titular Zelda finally proving that she is a BadassPrincess, PrettyPrincessPowerhouse, and fan favorite Midna from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', whose fans asked for her return for years, and she is in the game ''twice'' AND as an Assist Trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 4'' released at the same time). It even created its own SmurfetteBreakout in the form of [[DistaffCounterpart Linkle]], who was popular even [[AscendedExtra before her formal inclusion]] in the game (she previously only existed as ''concept art'' before actually being implemented in the 3DS edition).
18th Sep '17 12:53:31 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Here have been plenty of female characters in ''Franchise/LupinIII'' over the decades, but Fujiko Mine is the only one to appear in every version of the franchise. Her fame reached a climax in 2012, when after forty years and much egging by the fans, she had a spin-off series that featured her and the rest of the Lupin gang as a series-long OriginsEpisode, similar to the Monkey Punch era titled ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine''.

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* Here There have been plenty of female characters in ''Franchise/LupinIII'' over the decades, but Fujiko Mine is the only one to appear in every version of the franchise. Her fame reached a climax in 2012, when after forty years and much egging by the fans, she had a spin-off series that featured her and the rest of the Lupin gang as a series-long OriginsEpisode, similar to the Monkey Punch era titled ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine''.



* [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]] first debuted fr WWF as the valet for the Bodydonnas. She became much more popular than they did, and was booked as the manager of several different wrestlers ([[Characters/WWETagTeams The Godwinns]], [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Farooq Asad]], even Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors briefly). However she was a few years early for the Wrestling/AttitudeEra and so wasn't able to reach the popularity level that Sable did.
* Wrestling/StacyKeibler. Originally came up in Wrestling/{{WCW}} as Miss Hancock, the secretary for Standards & Practices. Eventually broke out and wound up being the only woman NOT to be fired by WCW near the end. In the WWF, she was manager for many wrestlers, and was almost always more popular than the guys she managed.

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* [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]] first debuted fr for WWF as the valet for the Bodydonnas. She became much more popular than they did, and was booked as the manager of several different wrestlers ([[Characters/WWETagTeams The Godwinns]], [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Farooq Asad]], even Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors briefly). However she was a few years early for the Wrestling/AttitudeEra and so wasn't able to reach the popularity level that Sable did.
* Wrestling/StacyKeibler. Originally Wrestling/StacyKeibler originally came up in Wrestling/{{WCW}} as Miss Hancock, the secretary for Standards & Practices. Eventually broke out and wound up being the only woman NOT ''not'' to be fired by WCW near the end. In the WWF, she was manager for many wrestlers, and was almost always more popular than the guys she managed.



* Inverted Thuggin And Buggin Enterprises, as Wrestling/{{Jazz}} ended up being the most successful member of the group despite being a hanger on to it while they were together but after they were forced apart by the draft, Theodore Long eventually became general manager of Smackdown, Wrestling/MarkHenry ''eventually'' became World Heavyweight Champion and Chris Nowinski's research into concussions would change the way people in the USA looked at sports (and simulated sports) for good. The one she remained more successful than was Rodney Mack, the one man who remained affiliated with her, and even that only picked back up when they left WWE entirely and went back to the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA promotions.

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* Inverted with Thuggin And Buggin Enterprises, as Wrestling/{{Jazz}} ended up being the most successful member of the group despite being a hanger on hanger-on to it while they were together but after they were forced apart by the draft, Theodore Long eventually became general manager of Smackdown, Wrestling/MarkHenry ''eventually'' became World Heavyweight Champion and Chris Nowinski's research into concussions would change the way people in the USA looked at sports (and simulated sports) for good. The one she remained more successful than was Rodney Mack, the one man who remained affiliated with her, and even that only picked back up when they left WWE entirely and went back to the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA promotions.



** Lyndis, to a lesser extent, is also pretty popular. From ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'', she is the only member of the PowerTrio to appear in other games[[note]]outside of its own canon, Hector and Eliwood both appeared in the chronological sequel ''The Binding Blade''[[/note]] as [[DownloadableContent DLC]] in ''Awakening'' and as Assist Trophy in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games. This is partly due to the fact that she was [[FirstInstallmentWins the first Lord and first contact with the series for the Western audience]] outside of Marth and Roy.

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** Lyndis, to a lesser extent, is also pretty popular. From ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Blazing Sword]]'', Blade]]'', she is the only member of the PowerTrio to appear in other games[[note]]outside of its own canon, Hector and Eliwood both appeared in the chronological sequel ''The Binding Blade''[[/note]] as [[DownloadableContent DLC]] in ''Awakening'' and as Assist Trophy in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games. This is partly due to the fact that she was [[FirstInstallmentWins the first Lord and first contact with the series for the Western audience]] outside of Marth and Roy.
6th Sep '17 10:04:49 AM Saveelich
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* Perhaps invoked with ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Despite Comicbook/WonderWoman having a supporting role, a lot of press stemmed from the fact that she was making her live-action film debut. Many fans expressed that they were going to see the movie just for her. While the movie got mixed reviews from both fans and critics, Wonder Woman was one of the few things to get lots of praise - and many expressed excitement for her upcoming long-awaited [[Film/WonderWoman2017 movie]]. Said movie ended up [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wonder_woman_2017 becoming the first critical success]] of the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse and was massively popular amongst fans and critics alike. The film has gone on to become the most successful DCEU film at the domestic box office. Doubly ironic, considering Wonder Woman is the least popular (or the least well-known) of DC's Big Three heroes.

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* Perhaps invoked with ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Despite Comicbook/WonderWoman having a supporting role, a lot of press stemmed from the fact that she was making her live-action film debut. Many fans expressed that they were going to see the movie just for her. While the movie got mixed reviews from both fans and critics, Wonder Woman was one of the few things to get lots of praise - and many expressed excitement for her upcoming long-awaited [[Film/WonderWoman2017 movie]]. Said movie ended up [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wonder_woman_2017 becoming the first critical success]] of the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse and was massively popular amongst fans and critics alike. The film has gone on to become the most successful DCEU film at the domestic box office. Doubly ironic, considering Wonder Woman is used to be the least popular (or the least well-known) of DC's Big Three heroes.
31st Aug '17 10:07:12 PM Garo1o8
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* Trish's arch-rival, Wrestling/{{Lita}}, benefited from this as well. She debuted as a valet to Essa Rios who was meant to be a pioneer of the Light-Heavyweight division. He ended up lapsing into obscurity (more so than Test and Albert) while Lita became popular with the fans for her high flying moves. She also enjoyed slightly more success than the Hardy Boyz, getting inducted into the Hall of Fame before either of them. She had previously been this in ECW as Danny Doring's manager.

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* Trish's arch-rival, Wrestling/{{Lita}}, benefited from this as well. She debuted as a valet to Essa Rios who was meant to be a pioneer of the Light-Heavyweight division. He ended up lapsing into obscurity (more so than Test and Albert) while Lita became popular with the fans for her high flying moves. She also enjoyed slightly more success than the Hardy Boyz, getting inducted into the Hall of Fame before either of them. She had previously been this in ECW as Danny Doring's manager.
9th Aug '17 1:02:54 PM Bionicman
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* After the success of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Square decided to make a storyline sequel simply called ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' and focused on [[SummonMagic summoner]] Yuna who also was [[{{Deuteragonist}} a main character]] in the previous game, but this time she actually is ''the'' main character and leader of a PowerTrio. However, if she was pretty popular in the first game, her portrayal in this LighterAndSofter sequel received a lukewarm reception. She eventually appeared in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012]]'' (which in itself is pretty remarkable, the cast of the game mostly focusing on TheHero and the BigBad of [[Franchise/FinalFantasy each entry]]) with a mix of her [[EraSpecificPersonality Era Specific Personalities]].

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* After the success of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Square decided to make a storyline sequel simply called ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' and focused on [[SummonMagic summoner]] Yuna who also was [[{{Deuteragonist}} a main character]] in the previous game, but this time she actually is ''the'' main character and leader of a PowerTrio. However, if she was pretty popular in the first game, her portrayal in this LighterAndSofter sequel received a lukewarm reception. She eventually appeared in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012]]'' (which in itself is pretty remarkable, the cast of the game mostly focusing on TheHero and the BigBad of [[Franchise/FinalFantasy each entry]]) with a mix of her [[EraSpecificPersonality Era Specific Personalities]].
26th Jul '17 7:02:30 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{Melina}} Perez was initial more successful than the tag team she was managing, MNM, after they broke up, but overtime, sometimes in spite of himself, Wrestling/{{John Morrison}}/Hennigan/Mundo achieved at least as much recognition. Joey Mercury has gotten the short end of the stick however. He was considered the heart of MNM in OVW, who taught the other two to become better wrestlers while learning from them to become even more charismatic, but when the team came to WWE [[CreatorsPest he was deemed the weak link]] and became the reason for their breakup when Melina [[RealitySubtext called him such]] and Morrison agreed with her! Between this and a burial following a botched spot in a ladder match, that may have not even been his fault, Mercury's promising career kind of stalled.
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