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23rd Sep '17 12:59:41 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* This is a common argument for [[FandomRivalry choosing Android over iOS]]: Any time Apple introduces a new iOS product with features Android has had for years, you can bet that Android fans will be shouting "Google and/or Samsung did it first!"
23rd Sep '17 12:59:13 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* This is a common argument for [[FandomRivalry choosing Android over iOS]]: Any time Apple introduces a new iOS product with features Android has had for years, you can bet that Android fans will be shouting "Google and/or Samsung did it first!"
16th Sep '17 10:06:23 PM Anduryen
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* Despite good critical reception, ''The Incredibles'' was scoffed at for being a ripoff of the ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' (rather than as it was clearly intended, an [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] [[SatireParodyPastiche pastiche]]), considering three of the family members have the same powers save for Dash. The costumes in the film have also been noted for looking similar to ''Westernnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. In fact, Syndrome himself is said to bear some resemblance to the title character (mostly with the hairstyle).

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* Despite good critical reception, ''The Incredibles'' was scoffed at for being a ripoff of the ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' (rather than as it was clearly intended, an [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] [[SatireParodyPastiche pastiche]]), considering three of the family members have the same powers save for Dash. The costumes in the film have also been noted for looking similar to ''Westernnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. In fact, Syndrome himself is said to bear some resemblance to the title character (mostly with the hairstyle). On the other hand, given the negative reception of the ''Fantastic Four'' movies, it is often joked as the best ''Fantastic Four'' movie ever made.
11th Sep '17 4:13:59 PM Doug86
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* The ComicBook/XMen are sometimes called a rip-off of ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', as both series feature a group of superpowered "freaks" put together by a man in a wheelchair. However, the X-Men debuted only three months after the Doom Patrol. Some like to argue that the long publishing lead times comics had during that era makes any similarities coincidental but considering the Doom Patrol had obvious similarities to the older Comicbook/TheFantasticFour, it's just as likely DC decided to crib from Marvel.

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* The ComicBook/XMen are sometimes called a rip-off of ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', as both series feature a group of superpowered "freaks" put together by a man in a wheelchair. However, the X-Men debuted only three months after the Doom Patrol. Some like to argue that the long publishing lead times comics had during that era makes any similarities coincidental but considering the Doom Patrol had obvious similarities to the older Comicbook/TheFantasticFour, Comicbook/FantasticFour, it's just as likely DC decided to crib from Marvel.



* The 2000s ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 FantasticFour]]'' movies have been accused of ripping off Creator/SamRaimi's ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', notably for copying the lighthearted feel of Raimi's films and changing the character Doctor Doom into an Expy of Norman Osborn.

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* The 2000s ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 FantasticFour]]'' ''Film/{{Fantastic Four|2005}}'' movies have been accused of ripping off Creator/SamRaimi's ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', notably for copying the lighthearted feel of Raimi's films and changing the character Doctor Doom into an Expy of Norman Osborn.



** The series premiered in the same year as the ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' reboot. “Upstairs, Downstairs” co-creator Jean Marsh was quoted as saying, “Maybe it’s coincidence, and maybe I’m the Queen of Persia”.
** The original “Upstairs, Downstairs” had a Scottish butler named Hudson. “Downton Abbey” had an English butler named Carson alongside a Scottish housekeeper named Mrs. Hughes.

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** The series premiered in the same year as the ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' reboot. “Upstairs, Downstairs” "Upstairs, Downstairs" co-creator Jean Marsh was quoted as saying, “Maybe it’s "Maybe it's coincidence, and maybe I’m I'm the Queen of Persia”.
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** The original “Upstairs, Downstairs” "Upstairs, Downstairs" had a Scottish butler named Hudson. “Downton Abbey” "Downton Abbey" had an English butler named Carson alongside a Scottish housekeeper named Mrs. Hughes.
6th Sep '17 2:47:55 PM Peteman
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* Creator/HannaBarbera gets hit by this trope hard on the internet. Mostly by non-fans as to why they "ruined animation". Due to their nature to copy everything, [[SelfPlagiarism including themselves]]. Most of their characters were based on actors from the 50s and 60s, they created so many ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' clones that the Boomerang Network now has a block called "Those Meddling Kids". The most {{Egregious}} example that doesn't have to do with ScoobyDoo is ''The Partridge Family 2200 AD'', which is WesternAnimation/TheJetsons with the Partridge Family in place of the titular family. Which makes sense, because it was originally supposed to be a Jetsons sequel series with the family a few years older but the network bought the show under the demand they substitute the Partridges for the Jetsons.

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* Creator/HannaBarbera gets hit by this trope hard on the internet. Mostly by non-fans as to why they "ruined animation". Due to their nature to copy everything, [[SelfPlagiarism including themselves]]. Most of their characters were based on actors from the 50s and 60s, they created so many ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' clones that the Boomerang Network now has a block called "Those Meddling Kids". The most {{Egregious}} example that doesn't have to do with ScoobyDoo is ''The Partridge Family 2200 AD'', which is WesternAnimation/TheJetsons with the Partridge Family in place of the titular family. Which makes sense, because it was originally supposed to be a Jetsons sequel series with the family a few years older but the network bought the show under the demand they substitute the Partridges for the Jetsons.
4th Sep '17 11:42:44 AM ctempire
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiretteInvestigates'' received flak for its similarities to ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', including but not limited to the crime fighting protagonists' names and appearances not being far apart, that they have a feline-themed partner with some kind of love involved (A boy in a cat themed outfit in ''Miraculous'' vs. a pet cat in ''Mirette''), and Paris being where the protagonists live. This is likely coincidental, as ''Mirette'' is based on a book series that began on 2008, and production for its adaptation started while ''Miraculous'' was in the works.
3rd Sep '17 5:05:59 AM GrammarNavi
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* Ozma have never quite shaken the {{Weezer}} comparisons, due to being a PowerPop group with a geeky image who prominently use {{New Wave|Music}}-influenced keyboard melodies. It's not always negative though - it seems that for every one person who dismisses them as too derivative, there's someone else who's a fan of both Weezer ''and'' Ozma. The fact that their debut came out a few months after Weezer's [[BrokenBase base-breaking third album]] may have even contributed to their popularity, and it's notable that their earliest big break came from being voted in by Weezer fans to be an opening act for a 2001 tour.

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* Ozma have never quite shaken the {{Weezer}} Music/{{Weezer}} comparisons, due to being a PowerPop group with a geeky image who prominently use {{New Wave|Music}}-influenced keyboard melodies. It's not always negative though - it seems that for every one person who dismisses them as too derivative, there's someone else who's a fan of both Weezer ''and'' Ozma. The fact that their debut came out a few months after Weezer's [[BrokenBase base-breaking third album]] may have even contributed to their popularity, and it's notable that their earliest big break came from being voted in by Weezer fans to be an opening act for a 2001 tour.
2nd Sep '17 2:13:45 PM nombretomado
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* Any new R&B female singer will get compared to Music/{{Beyonce}}, and before she came out it was JanetJackson.

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* Any new R&B female singer will get compared to Music/{{Beyonce}}, and before she came out it was JanetJackson.Music/JanetJackson.
23rd Aug '17 9:54:51 AM Gosicrystal
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* Funnily enough, Manga/{{Hellsing}}'s own main character has been criticized for "stealing [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash The Stampede's]] outfit". While the author has admitted to [[{{Expy}} borrowing the color scheme and glasses]], he otherwise looks much different from Vash.

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* Funnily enough, Manga/{{Hellsing}}'s ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s own main character has been criticized for "stealing [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash The Stampede's]] outfit". While the author has admitted to [[{{Expy}} borrowing the color scheme and glasses]], he otherwise looks much different from Vash.



* While not as extreme as other examples of "Anything within the same genre as this is a rip-off" but for a while in the US a known complaint in Shounen anime is that "if you've seen Anime/DragonBallZ you have seen any given Shounen anime nowadays".

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* While not as extreme as other examples of "Anything within the same genre as this is a rip-off" but for a while in the US a known complaint in Shounen anime is that "if you've seen Anime/DragonBallZ ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' you have seen any given Shounen anime nowadays".
12th Aug '17 9:39:40 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Inside Out'' did not do as well in Japan as it did in other countries because many Japanese netizens [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/04/20/disney-pixars-new-movie-attracts-criticism-again-in-japan/ thought that it was a rip-off]] of ''Manga/PoisonBerryInMyBrain'', which had a movie adaptation come out two months earlier.

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* ''Inside Out'' ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' did not do as well in Japan as it did in other countries because many Japanese netizens [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/04/20/disney-pixars-new-movie-attracts-criticism-again-in-japan/ thought that it was a rip-off]] of ''Manga/PoisonBerryInMyBrain'', which had a movie adaptation come out two months earlier.
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