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5th May '16 2:38:36 AM LondonKdS
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* Music/{{Garbage}} have frequently been accused of ripping off Music/{{Curve}}, due to their similar musical styles and similarities between the personas of the groups' lead singers. Curve alleged that Garbage's founding member Butch Vig started the group after Curve rejected his application to produce them.
3rd May '16 1:12:59 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Nickelodeon series Series/{{Taina}} is very similar to the later Nick series {{Victorious}}. Bringing up the latter to a huge fan of the former can be a problem, because Taina was cancelled quite early while Victorious was AdoredByTheNetwork for several years.

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* Nickelodeon series Series/{{Taina}} is very similar to the later Nick series {{Victorious}}.Series/{{Victorious}}. Bringing up the latter to a huge fan of the former can be a problem, because Taina was cancelled quite early while Victorious was AdoredByTheNetwork for several years.
30th Apr '16 9:39:55 AM WaxingName
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** Some of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' FanDumb like to accuse Hasbro of ripping off Sonic to make Rainbow Dash.

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** Some of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' FanDumb like to accuse Hasbro of ripping off Sonic to make Rainbow Dash. On the other hand, you can also find a lot of Sonic fans who ''like'' Rainbow Dash for the same reason.
23rd Apr '16 8:36:42 PM aye_amber
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* Music/LadyGaga gets this quite a bit from haters, who say she copied countless artists, among them {{Music/Madonna}}, DavidBowie, BritneySpears, CyndiLauper, among others. For the record, she has outright admitted to having been inspired by many of the artists she allegedly copies.

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* Music/LadyGaga gets this quite a bit from haters, who say she copied countless artists, among them {{Music/Madonna}}, DavidBowie, BritneySpears, CyndiLauper, Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/DavidBowie, Music/BritneySpears, Music/CyndiLauper, among others. For the record, she has outright admitted to having been inspired by many of the artists she allegedly copies.
20th Apr '16 7:06:53 PM aye_amber
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** It had this issue in being compared to ''Anime/YuGiOh'' for a good while, and ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' itself is scoffed at by fans of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Which is interesting, because the author of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' stated on a website that he based the card game in his series on ''MagicTheGathering''.
** And the ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'' card game (yes, there really is such a thing) is in turn produced by Wizards of the Coast, the ''makers'' of ''MagicTheGathering''...which makes a kind of sense, since the game really does have more in common with Magic than with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''. And, of course, the ''Franchise/DuelMasters'' manga is ''actually'' about Magic...which is what got Wizards interested in the property in the first place.

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** It had this issue in being compared to ''Anime/YuGiOh'' for a good while, and ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' itself is scoffed at by fans of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Which is interesting, because the author of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' stated on a website that he based the card game in his series on ''MagicTheGathering''.
''Magic the Gathering.''
** And the ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'' card game (yes, there really is such a thing) is in turn produced by Wizards of the Coast, the ''makers'' of ''MagicTheGathering''...''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''...which makes a kind of sense, since the game really does have more in common with Magic than with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''. And, of course, the ''Franchise/DuelMasters'' manga is ''actually'' about Magic...which is what got Wizards interested in the property in the first place.
19th Apr '16 2:05:23 AM captainpat
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* Try to talk to anyone about ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', and most likely the first response will be "So it's like ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}: The Anime''."



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has drawn several comparisons to ''Manga/DeathNote'', despite the former being part of the HumongousMecha genre and the latter being a supernatural crime thriller.
* ''Manga/{{Akumetsu}}'' has also gotten several comparisons to ''Manga/DeathNote''. The problem is that the latter is about the protagonist using his powers to destroy criminals, while the former is about the protagonist using his powers to destroy a corrupt government. Furthermore, Akumetsu was in serialization [[OlderThanTheyThink about a year before Death Note was.]]



** Oddly, ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'' copied the American-produced second season of ''Duel Masters''.



* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' is generally seen as a copy of ''Anime/SkyGirls'', but with {{Fanservice}} turned up a few notches, leading to its FanNickname of "Sky Girls no pantsu". This is a moot point, given that both are the brainchild of Shimada Humikane. By the way, have you seen those funky girl-machine hybrids dubbed MechaMusume floating around imageboards before SG and/or SW premiered? [[OlderThanTheyThink Yeah, those were Humikane's original creation too, and they appeared first]], ''and'' trademarked. Plus the Busou Shinki line of toys he premiered. And Mecha Musume is just Humikane's brand. Mecha ''Shoujo'' was around quite a while before that.
16th Apr '16 6:23:41 PM chickenpie999
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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'''s first movie poster was accused of being a rip-off of posters for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. After the film came out many people are upset with how much this film borrows from previous Trek outings like "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E11Homefront Homefront]]", "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E12ParadiseLost Paradise Lost]]" and ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]''.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'''s first movie poster was accused of being a rip-off of posters for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. After the film came out many people are Star Trek fans were upset with how much this film borrows from tried to replicate previous Star Trek outings like stories "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E11Homefront Homefront]]", "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E12ParadiseLost Paradise Lost]]" and the beloved ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]''. Khan]]''.
** And in 2015, the same director applied the same process to 1977's [[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]], giving us ''[[Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens]].
25th Mar '16 9:23:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Hyperdrive}}'' is a sitcom about a bunch of incompetents on a spaceship. Although that's as far as the similarities with ''Series/RedDwarf'' go, a few insist it's a blatant rip-off.

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* ''{{Hyperdrive}}'' ''Series/{{Hyperdrive}}'' is a sitcom about a bunch of incompetents on a spaceship. Although that's as far as the similarities with ''Series/RedDwarf'' go, a few insist it's a blatant rip-off.



* ''LittleBritain'' is frequently accused of ripping off ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' and ''TheFastShow''. In turn, ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' gets flak for copying ''Little Britain.''

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* ''LittleBritain'' ''Series/LittleBritain'' is frequently accused of ripping off ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' and ''TheFastShow''.''Series/TheFastShow''. In turn, ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' gets flak for copying ''Little Britain.''
21st Mar '16 1:48:45 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/FantasticFour'' movies have been accused of ripping off Sam Raimi'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 ''Film/FantasticFour'' 2000s ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 FantasticFour]]'' movies have been accused of ripping off Sam Raimi's ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' 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.



* Do ''not'' ever start drawing comparisons between the new ''Film/JamesBond'' series (starting with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'') and the [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne films]] in front of a large group of Bond fans. Half will agree with you and the other half will ''unleash the fury''.
** Then there's [[FilmTheTransporter Frank Martin]], described by one reviewer as "a sort of third-party international man of mystery for those who think James Bond is too effete and Jason Bourne just doesn't have enough chest hair."

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* Do ''not'' ever start drawing comparisons between the new ''Film/JamesBond'' series (starting with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'') ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'') and the [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne films]] in front of a large group of Bond fans. Half will agree with you and the other half will ''unleash the fury''.
** Then there's [[FilmTheTransporter [[Film/TheTransporter Frank Martin]], described by one reviewer as "a sort of third-party international man of mystery for those who think James Bond is too effete and Jason Bourne just doesn't have enough chest hair."



* Thousands of people wrote off the the 2009 horror film ''Film/{{Orphan}}'' for ripping off ''Film/TheGoodSon'', acting as if a beloved, many decades-old classic had been violated. This hilariously overlooked the fact that ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was an obscure, poorly received film except for those who made joking ''HomeAlone'' references to it because Macaulay Culkin played that film's villain. But when ''Orphan'' came out, suddenly people began acting as if ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was one of the most popular and beloved films of all time, and that ''Orphan'' was some kind of abomination. What these people overlooked was that both films are predated by ''TheBadSeed'', which came out literally [[OlderThanTheyThink decades]] prior, and that all subsequent [[CreepyChild "Evil Child"]] films are derivative of that film, and that Orphan, in fact, is probably the most original of them, and that the similarities between the films are completely undone by Orphan's twist-ending. The likely explanation is that the trolls responsible had little knowledge of cinema predating the late 80s-90s, and thus, remembering ''Film/TheGoodSon'', thought they were making a brilliant discovery and were eager to become "famous" for pointing it out.

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* Thousands of people wrote off the the 2009 horror film ''Film/{{Orphan}}'' for ripping off ''Film/TheGoodSon'', acting as if a beloved, many decades-old classic had been violated. This hilariously overlooked the fact that ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was an obscure, poorly received film except for those who made joking ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' references to it because Macaulay Culkin played that film's villain. But when ''Orphan'' came out, suddenly people began acting as if ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was one of the most popular and beloved films of all time, and that ''Orphan'' was some kind of abomination. What these people overlooked was that both films are predated by ''TheBadSeed'', ''Film/TheBadSeed'', which came out literally [[OlderThanTheyThink decades]] prior, and that all subsequent [[CreepyChild "Evil Child"]] films are derivative of that film, and that Orphan, in fact, is probably the most original of them, and that the similarities between the films are completely undone by Orphan's twist-ending. The likely explanation is that the trolls responsible had little knowledge of cinema predating the late 80s-90s, and thus, remembering ''Film/TheGoodSon'', thought they were making a brilliant discovery and were eager to become "famous" for pointing it out.



* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'''s first movie poster was accused of being a rip-off of posters for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. After the film came out many people are upset with how much this film borrows from previous Trek outings like [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Homefront/Paradise Lost]] and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan ''Wrath of Khan'']].
* The 2011 movie ''Film/TheTallMan'' is about [[SlenderManMythos a tall, humanoid figure that kidnaps children.]] There's (perfectly plausible) rumors going around that this movie's ''concept'' actually came before Slender Man, but don't expect any of his fans from /x/ to hear a word of it.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'''s first movie poster was accused of being a rip-off of posters for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. After the film came out many people are upset with how much this film borrows from previous Trek outings like [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Homefront/Paradise Lost]] "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E11Homefront Homefront]]", "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E12ParadiseLost Paradise Lost]]" and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan ''Wrath ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan'']].Khan]]''.
* The 2011 movie ''Film/TheTallMan'' is about [[SlenderManMythos [[Franchise/SlenderManMythos a tall, humanoid figure that kidnaps children.]] There's (perfectly plausible) rumors going around that this movie's ''concept'' actually came before Slender Man, but don't expect any of his fans from /x/ to hear a word of it.



* For a time, anything that was in the Sci-fi genre was automatically considered to be a rip-off of Franchise/StarWars. Regardless of whether if it was the least bit deserving or not. Amusingly, ''Star Wars'' itself is explicitly based on the [[TheHerosJourney The Hero Cycle]], a pattern of story telling that has been observed occurring in independent cultures for thousands of years, so even ''Star Wars'' [[OlderThanYouThink isn't all that original.]]
** [[Film/ANewHope The original Star Wars]] is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' set in space instead of feudal Japan. Lucas is pretty up front about this (which is smart - if you've seen both it's so obvious that any attempt to deny it would be an obvious lie).

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* For a time, anything that was in the Sci-fi genre was automatically considered to be a rip-off of Franchise/StarWars.''Franchise/StarWars''. Regardless of whether if it was the least bit deserving or not. Amusingly, ''Star Wars'' itself is explicitly based on the [[TheHerosJourney The Hero Cycle]], a pattern of story telling that has been observed occurring in independent cultures for thousands of years, so even ''Star Wars'' [[OlderThanYouThink isn't all that original.]]
** [[Film/ANewHope The original Star Wars]] film]] is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' set in space instead of feudal Japan. Lucas is pretty up front about this (which is smart - if you've seen both it's so obvious that any attempt to deny it would be an obvious lie).



* Despite good reception overall, ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' 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 ''{{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 reception overall, ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' was scoffed at for being a ripoff of the Franchise/FantasticFour ''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 ''{{Freakazoid}}!''.''Westernnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. In fact, Syndrome himself is said to bear some resemblance to the title character (mostly with the hairstyle).



* There's a rather large controversy on the internet regarding whether or not ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is a rip-off of the classic anime series ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''. Comparisons between the two can be seen here: [[http://www.kimbawlion.com/rant2.htm Yeah, a LOT of similarities, aren't there?]] This was even referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which Mufasa appears in the clouds to Lisa and says, "You must avenge my death, Kimba...I mean-- [[LastSecondWordSwap Simba]]." One of the arguments against this being that it's more Hamlet with lions.

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* There's a rather large controversy on the internet regarding whether or not ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is a rip-off of the classic anime series ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''.''Anime/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. Comparisons between the two can be seen here: [[http://www.kimbawlion.com/rant2.htm Yeah, a LOT of similarities, aren't there?]] This was even referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which Mufasa appears in the clouds to Lisa and says, "You must avenge my death, Kimba...I mean-- [[LastSecondWordSwap Simba]]." One of the arguments against this being that it's more Hamlet with lions.
16th Mar '16 11:06:08 PM ShorinBJ
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* Thousands of people wrote off the the 2009 horror film ''Film/{{Orphan}}'' for ripping off ''Film/TheGoodSon'', acting as if a beloved, many decades-old classic had been violated. This hilariously overlooked the fact that ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was an obscure, poorly received film except for those who made joking ''HomeAlone'' references to it because Macaulay Culkin played that film's villain. But when ''Orphan'' came out, suddenly people began acting as if ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was one of the most popular and beloved films of all time, and that '
'Orphan'' was some kind of abomination. What these people overlooked was that both films are predated by ''TheBadSeed'', which came out literally [[OlderThanTheyThink decades]] prior, and that all subsequent [[CreepyChild "Evil Child"]] films are derivative of that film, and that Orphan, in fact, is probably the most original of them, and that the similarities between the films are completely undone by Orphan's twist-ending. The likely explanation is that the trolls responsible had little knowledge of cinema predating the late 80s-90s, and thus, remembering ''Film/TheGoodSon'', thought they were making a brilliant discovery and were eager to become "famous" for pointing it out.

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* Thousands of people wrote off the the 2009 horror film ''Film/{{Orphan}}'' for ripping off ''Film/TheGoodSon'', acting as if a beloved, many decades-old classic had been violated. This hilariously overlooked the fact that ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was an obscure, poorly received film except for those who made joking ''HomeAlone'' references to it because Macaulay Culkin played that film's villain. But when ''Orphan'' came out, suddenly people began acting as if ''Film/TheGoodSon'' was one of the most popular and beloved films of all time, and that '
'Orphan''
''Orphan'' was some kind of abomination. What these people overlooked was that both films are predated by ''TheBadSeed'', which came out literally [[OlderThanTheyThink decades]] prior, and that all subsequent [[CreepyChild "Evil Child"]] films are derivative of that film, and that Orphan, in fact, is probably the most original of them, and that the similarities between the films are completely undone by Orphan's twist-ending. The likely explanation is that the trolls responsible had little knowledge of cinema predating the late 80s-90s, and thus, remembering ''Film/TheGoodSon'', thought they were making a brilliant discovery and were eager to become "famous" for pointing it out.
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