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12th Apr '18 7:38:12 PM Ninamarie124
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* InUniverse example in ''VideoGame/SonicMania''. If you beat the [[spoiler:& Knuckles Mode]] as Knuckles, you get a special ending in which [[spoiler:it's revealed that the whole Knuckles & Knuckles playthrough was just a retelling of the game by Knuckles called ''Sonic Mania & Knuckles''.]]
12th Dec '17 3:13:12 PM WillyFourEyes
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* An inversion: in Japan, the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series is known as ''Akumajou Dracula'' ("Demon Castle Dracula") and with a few exceptions (particularly ''Vampire Killer'' for the Mega Drive, the Japanese version of ''Castlevania: Bloodlines''), all of the games in the series have been released under the ''Akumajou Dracula'' name until the second GBA game, in which Konami attempted to adapt the overseas title of ''Castlevania'' for the Japanese versions due to [[ArtifactTitle Dracula's downplayed role in the newer games]]. It didn't quite work out and after fan backlash, the series went back to being called ''Akumajou Dracula'' in Japan.
** In Japan, ''Castlevania'' never had a consistent title up until later games. The second Famicom game was titled ''Dracula II'', the third one was ''Akumajou Densetsu'' (Legend of the Devil's Castle), the first two Game Boy games were known as ''Dracula Densetsu'' (Legend of Dracula) and the Mega Drive was called ''Vampire Killer''. It wasn't until ''Chi no Rondo'' for the PC Engine that the full ''Akumajo Dracula'' name started to be used more frequently in sequels.

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* An inversion: in Japan, the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series is known as ''Akumajou Dracula'' ("Demon Castle Dracula") and with a few exceptions (particularly ''Vampire Killer'' for the Mega Drive, the Japanese version of ''Castlevania: Bloodlines''), ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines''), all of the games in the series have been released under the ''Akumajou Dracula'' name until [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance the second GBA game, game]], in which Konami Creator/{{Konami}} attempted to adapt the overseas title of ''Castlevania'' for the Japanese versions due to [[ArtifactTitle Dracula's downplayed role in the newer games]]. It didn't quite work out and after fan backlash, the series went back to being called ''Akumajou Dracula'' in Japan.
** In Japan, ''Castlevania'' never had a consistent title up until later games. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest The second Famicom game game]] was titled ''Dracula II'', [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse the third one one]] was ''Akumajou Densetsu'' (Legend of the Devil's Castle), the first two Game Boy games were known as ''Dracula Densetsu'' (Legend of Dracula) and the Mega Drive was called ''Vampire Killer''. It wasn't until ''Chi ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Chi no Rondo'' Rondo]]'' for the PC Engine that the full ''Akumajo Dracula'' name started to be used more frequently in sequels.
12th Dec '17 3:39:49 AM jormis29
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* Star Ron Howard and creator Gary Marshall threatening to walk stopped ABC from their "brilliant" idea of renaming their hit show to ''Fonzie's Series/HappyDays''. But it didn't stop Henry Winkler's [[BreakoutCharacter ascension from credited at the end of the episode to top-billing star]].

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* Star Ron Howard and creator Gary Marshall threatening to walk stopped ABC from their "brilliant" idea of renaming their hit show to ''Fonzie's Series/HappyDays''. But it didn't stop Henry Winkler's Creator/HenryWinkler's [[BreakoutCharacter ascension from credited at the end of the episode to top-billing star]].star]] and the animated series ended up being called ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''.
29th May '17 3:59:33 PM tropower
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}: Spyro's Adventure'', VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon is only one character out of 32, and within the game itself has no more prominence than any of the others, other than being one of the three packaged with the game. Furthermore, the sequel is titled ''Skylanders: Giants'', taking Spyro out of the spotlight completely. [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], however. Without Spyro, and the heavy marketing around him, it was very unlikely that ''Skylanders'' could've take off as it is.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}: Spyro's Adventure'', VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon is only one character out of 32, and within the game itself has no more prominence than any of the others, other than being one of the three packaged with the game. [[note]]Not only that, it has no connection whatsoever to the Franchise/SpyroTheDragon series that was originally created by Creator/InsomniacGames (better known these days for Franchise/RatchetAndClank).[[/note]] Furthermore, the sequel is titled ''Skylanders: Giants'', taking Spyro out of the spotlight completely. [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], however. Without Spyro, and the heavy marketing around him, it was very unlikely that ''Skylanders'' could've take off as it is.completely.
10th Apr '17 3:05:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' originally featured comics of various {{Sega}} games at the time. You wouldn't know it from the title though.

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' originally featured comics of various {{Sega}} Creator/{{Sega}} games at the time. You wouldn't know it from the title though.
25th Jan '17 12:32:29 AM PaulA
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* ''Creator/AAMilne[='=]s'' stage adaptation of ''TheWindInTheWillows'' was called ''Toad of Toad Hall''. Ratty, Mole and Badger are in it too, not that you'd notice.

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* ''Creator/AAMilne[='=]s'' Creator/AAMilne[='=]s stage adaptation of ''TheWindInTheWillows'' ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' was called ''Toad of Toad Hall''. Ratty, Mole and Badger are in it too, not that you'd notice.
14th Dec '16 1:54:53 AM LadyNorbert
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[[caption-width-right:259:Your eyes are not deceiving you; the rest of the X-Men ''actually'' got [[Series/GilligansIsland The Professor And Mary-Anne]] [[AndTheRest treatment]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:259:Your eyes are not deceiving you; the rest of the X-Men ''actually'' got [[Series/GilligansIsland The Professor And Mary-Anne]] the "Professor and Mary Anne"]] [[AndTheRest treatment]].]]



* When ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' was shown in Hong Kong, they retitled it "The Kato Show" due to Creator/BruceLee's popularity.

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* When ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' was shown in Hong Kong, they retitled it "The ''The Kato Show" Show'' due to Creator/BruceLee's popularity.



* Star Ron Howard and creator Gary Marshall threatening to walk stopped ABC from their "brilliant" idea of renaming their hit show to ''Fonzie's Sedries/HappyDays''. But it didn't stop Henry Winkler's [[BreakoutCharacter ascension from credited at the end of the episode to top-billing star]].

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* Star Ron Howard and creator Gary Marshall threatening to walk stopped ABC from their "brilliant" idea of renaming their hit show to ''Fonzie's Sedries/HappyDays''.Series/HappyDays''. But it didn't stop Henry Winkler's [[BreakoutCharacter ascension from credited at the end of the episode to top-billing star]].



* Averted on ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' EnsembleDarkhorse and fan favorite Illya Kuryakin was promoted to co-star status, so the show was really about two men from U.N.C.L.E. from mid-Season 1 onwards, but the singular title was never changed, and there was no question that Napoleon Solo was the man to whom it referred.

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* Averted on ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' EnsembleDarkhorse and fan favorite Illya Kuryakin was promoted to co-star status, so the show was really about two men from U.N.C.L.E. from mid-Season 1 onwards, onward, but the singular title was never changed, and there was no question that Napoleon Solo was the man to whom it referred.



* ''Miami Sound Machine'' eventually became ''Music/GloriaEstefan And Miami Sound Machine,'' before becoming just ''Gloria Estefan.''

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* ''Miami "The Miami Sound Machine'' Machine" eventually became ''Music/GloriaEstefan "Music/GloriaEstefan And Miami Sound Machine,'' Machine," before becoming just ''Gloria Gloria Estefan.''



** This was less from fame and more from the fact creator Ross Bagdasarian's stage name was David Seville. After his death, his son Ross Bagdasarian Jr inherited the chipmunks, but did not do much with them for a few years, and when he did, followed in his father's footsteps taking the stage name 'Alvin Chipmunk' and also doing all of the voices of the characters using the same methods as his father. Thus the change in name over the years from David Seville to Alvin.

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** This was less from fame and more from the fact that creator Ross Bagdasarian's stage name was David Seville. After his death, his son son, Ross Bagdasarian Jr Bagdasarian, Jr., inherited the chipmunks, Chipmunks, but did not do much with them for a few years, and years; when he did, followed in his father's footsteps footsteps, taking the stage name 'Alvin Chipmunk' and also doing all of the voices of the characters using the same methods as his father. Thus the change in name over the years from David Seville to Alvin.



* [[FaceOfTheBand Selena Gomez's band]] was (at Gomez's own request) originally just "The Scene" , but to capitalize on Selena's fanbase and name-recognition, it became SelenaGomez & The Scene.

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* [[FaceOfTheBand Selena Gomez's band]] was (at Gomez's own request) originally just "The Scene" , but to capitalize on Selena's fanbase and name-recognition, it became SelenaGomez Creator/SelenaGomez & The Scene.



* Before one live performance, Music/TheDoors were introduced as "Jim Morrison and The Doors". However, Jim Morrison refused to go onstage afterwards and [[DefiedTrope insisted that they be introduced as just "The Doors"]].

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* Before one live performance, Music/TheDoors were introduced as "Jim Morrison and The Doors". Doors." However, Jim Morrison refused to go onstage afterwards and [[DefiedTrope insisted that they be introduced as just "The Doors"]].Doors."]]



* ''Creator/AAMilne[='=]s'' stage adaptation of ''TheWindInTheWillows'' was called ''Toad of Toad Hall''. Ratty, Mole and Badger are in it too, but not so's you'd notice.

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* ''Creator/AAMilne[='=]s'' stage adaptation of ''TheWindInTheWillows'' was called ''Toad of Toad Hall''. Ratty, Mole and Badger are in it too, but not so's that you'd notice.
7th Oct '16 9:19:06 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* Before one live performance, Music/TheDoors were introduced as "Jim Morrison and The Doors". However, Jim Morrison refused to go onstage afterwards and [[DefiedTrope insisted that they be introduced as just "The Doors"]].
9th Aug '16 6:01:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Disney WartimeCartoon ''Donald Duck in Nutzi Land'' was retitled ''DerFuehrersFace'' when the song from the cartoon became a hit.

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* The Disney WartimeCartoon ''Donald Duck in Nutzi Land'' was retitled ''DerFuehrersFace'' ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'' when the song from the cartoon became a hit.
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