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23rd Apr '17 10:05:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''SwordArtOnline'' is often called a ripoff of ''Franchise/DotHack'', though the only real similarity is being trapped in a virtual reality MMO. For the former, it's the premise of the series. For the latter, it's only a handful of character, and the majority of the plot is barely a blip in the overall game world. In addition, the original web novel of the former was released around the same time the first game of the latter was released, which leads to people on both sides of the debate either saying the timing proves the ripoff, or shows that the premises were simply coincidental.

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* ''SwordArtOnline'' ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' is often called a ripoff of ''Franchise/DotHack'', though the only real similarity is being trapped in a virtual reality MMO. For the former, it's the premise of the series. For the latter, it's only a handful of character, and the majority of the plot is barely a blip in the overall game world. In addition, the original web novel of the former was released around the same time the first game of the latter was released, which leads to people on both sides of the debate either saying the timing proves the ripoff, or shows that the premises were simply coincidental.
22nd Apr '17 7:22:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' - The one review online accuses it of being a ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ripoff, despite the fact there was barely anything similar.

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* ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' - The one review online accuses it of being a ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ripoff, despite the fact there was barely anything similar.
22nd Apr '17 5:42:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/OutlawStar'' got flack as a supposed rip-off of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', mostly due to both being {{Sunrise}}-produced {{Space Western}}s with a relatively similar naming convention. Of course, not only do the similarities stop there, but ''Manga/OutlawStar'' technically [[OlderThanTheyThink predates]] ''Bebop'' as a manga series, to say nothing of the fact that Outlaw Star the anime began production several months before Cowboy Bebop.

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* ''Manga/OutlawStar'' got flack as a supposed rip-off of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', mostly due to both being {{Sunrise}}-produced Creator/{{Sunrise}}-produced {{Space Western}}s with a relatively similar naming convention. Of course, not only do the similarities stop there, but ''Manga/OutlawStar'' technically [[OlderThanTheyThink predates]] ''Bebop'' as a manga series, to say nothing of the fact that Outlaw Star the anime began production several months before Cowboy Bebop.
25th Mar '17 6:34:44 PM nombretomado
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* This is true even for individual aspects of monster-collecting games. See VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters - with its in-depth breeding system - which released in Japan in 1998, more than a full year prior to {{Pokemon}} Gold and Silver... [[OlderThanTheyThink yet it still catches a lot of flak for copying breeding from Pokemon]]. The DragonQuest series had already dabbled in the monster recruiting arts in its [[VideoGame/DragonQuestV fifth]] and [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVI sixth]] installments, though the NintendoDS remake of the latter replaced that feature with the ability to learn moves typically used by monsters (the remake of the former on the same system still has the monster recruitment feature, though).

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* This is true even for individual aspects of monster-collecting games. See VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters - with its in-depth breeding system - which released in Japan in 1998, more than a full year prior to {{Pokemon}} Gold and Silver... [[OlderThanTheyThink yet it still catches a lot of flak for copying breeding from Pokemon]]. The DragonQuest series had already dabbled in the monster recruiting arts in its [[VideoGame/DragonQuestV fifth]] and [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVI sixth]] installments, though the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS remake of the latter replaced that feature with the ability to learn moves typically used by monsters (the remake of the former on the same system still has the monster recruitment feature, though).
15th Mar '17 9:18:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{MUGEN}}'' has what we call "spriteswapped" characters. These are basically what you get when somebody takes a character and swaps all the sprites with their own, leading to a "new" character that plays almost exactly like the old one. Among the community, this is very much frowned upon as it not only shows laziness but also shows a lack of respect for the original character's author.

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* ''{{MUGEN}}'' ''{{VideoGame/MUGEN}}'' has what we call "spriteswapped" characters. These are basically what you get when somebody takes a character and swaps all the sprites with their own, leading to a "new" character that plays almost exactly like the old one. Among the community, this is very much frowned upon as it not only shows laziness but also shows a lack of respect for the original character's author.
25th Feb '17 11:35:44 AM nombretomado
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* Does your SimulationGame feature real-life aircraft, [[AirstrikeImpossible trench run missions]], a plot where two factions are at war with each other, and the ability to customize your aircraft? If so, then consider your game to be a rip-off of AceCombat.

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* Does your SimulationGame feature real-life aircraft, [[AirstrikeImpossible trench run missions]], a plot where two factions are at war with each other, and the ability to customize your aircraft? If so, then consider your game to be a rip-off of AceCombat.''VideoGame/AceCombat''.
24th Feb '17 7:42:05 PM GoblinCipher
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* There are still FlameWar's today about what franchise came first and what franchise was the rip-off between ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and ''{{VideoGame/Battletoads}}''. Ninja Turtles went on to have more success and many cartoon, video game, and toy line remakes. While Battletoads is mostly forever known for its NintendoHard hoover bike level in their official video game on consoles.
24th Feb '17 7:39:13 PM GoblinCipher
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* Even before it hit the airwaves, cartoon fans were accusing ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' of copying the humor and art style of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and/or ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. It's also been criticized for copying ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', although that one is at least justifiable as Jay Howell is the character designer of both shows. Other shows feel Sanjay and Craig's pain, as well. Almost any show with two usually male main characters having crazy misadventures made since Regular Show, including ''WesternAnimation/BreadWinners'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'', ''Welcome To The Wayne'', and, at least before it aired, even ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has been accused of cramping Regular Show's style at some point.

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* Even before it hit the airwaves, cartoon fans were accusing ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' of copying the humor and art style of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and/or ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. It's also been criticized for copying ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', although that one is at least justifiable as Jay Howell is the character designer of both shows. Other shows feel Sanjay and Craig's pain, as well. Almost any show with two usually male main characters having crazy misadventures made since Regular Show, including ''WesternAnimation/BreadWinners'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'', ''Welcome To The Wayne'', and, at least before it aired, even ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has been accused of cramping copying Regular Show's style at some point.
15th Feb '17 5:02:48 PM Scsigs
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* Music/5SecondsOfSummer detractors bring up the fact that they keep ripping off their inspirations, mostly Music/AllTimeLow, rather than trying to form an effective identity for themselves. It's one of the reasons they've garnered as big a hatedom as they have so fast.

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* Music/5SecondsOfSummer Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer detractors bring up the fact that they keep ripping off their inspirations, mostly Music/AllTimeLow, rather than trying to form an effective identity for themselves. It's one of the reasons they've garnered as big a hatedom as they have so fast.
15th Feb '17 5:01:23 PM Scsigs
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* Music/5SecondsOfSummer detractors bring up the fact that they keep ripping off their inspirations, mostly Music/AllTimeLow, rather than trying to form an effective identity for themselves. It's one of the reasons they've garnered as big a hatedom as they have so fast.
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