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12th Jan '17 5:10:22 AM Iku
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* One of the many, many criticisms of ''Undertale'' is its abundance of content blatantly ripped off from other games and works, such as trying to rip off the art style of the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' series, copying the negotiation mechanic of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei'', and even flat-out {{Plagiarism}} of a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' quote. Given how ''Undertale'' fans are convinced that everything the game does is its own creation, many people absolutely cannot stand the fanboys of the game.
12th Jan '17 4:03:19 AM Whifflewaffle
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* One of the many, many criticisms of ''Undertale'' is its abundance of content blatantly ripped off from other games and works, such as trying to rip off the art style of the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' series, copying the negotiation mechanic of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei'', and even flat-out {{Plagiarism}} of a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' quote. Given how ''Undertale'' fans are convinced that everything the game does is its own creation, many people absolutely cannot stand the fanboys of the game.
10th Jan '17 6:08:07 PM nombretomado
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10th Jan '17 6:08:06 PM nombretomado
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* Many Abridged series are dismissed just for copying LittleKuriboh, regardless of whether they have different jokes or even parody the series differently. This can come off as a bit hypocritical, given Kuriboh's own heavy reliance on pop culture references.

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* Many Abridged series are dismissed just for copying LittleKuriboh, Creator/LittleKuriboh, regardless of whether they have different jokes or even parody the series differently. This can come off as a bit hypocritical, given Kuriboh's own heavy reliance on pop culture references.
31st Dec '16 8:55:36 PM Prometheus117
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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.

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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.
22nd Dec '16 1:02:19 PM MyFinalEdits
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** This is partially justified, however, as ''Adventures'' began development as a game completely separate from the ''Star Fox'' franchise.
22nd Dec '16 10:05:56 AM MegaMarioMan
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** {{Averted}} by ''VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing'', which unabashedly borrows from the ''Franchise/MarioKart'' series, but does it ''so well'' that few complain.

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** {{Averted}} by ''VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing'', which unabashedly borrows from the ''Franchise/MarioKart'' ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series, but does it ''so well'' that few complain.
22nd Dec '16 7:07:54 AM LloydNebulon
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* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation has been hit with accusations of ripping off Creator/{{Pixar}}; the worst offenders are WesternAnimation/{{Antz}} and WesternAnimation/SharkTale, respectively seen as copies of WesternAnimation/ABugsLife and WesternAnimation/FindingNemo. (It didn't help that [[DuelingMovies the movies came out in the same years as each other]].) Comparisons between WesternAnimation/FlushedAway and WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}, WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} and WesternAnimation/MonstersInc, and now WesternAnimation/MegaMind and WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles are also common.

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* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation has been hit with accusations of ripping off Creator/{{Pixar}}; Creator/{{Pixar}} (pictured above); the worst offenders are WesternAnimation/{{Antz}} and WesternAnimation/SharkTale, respectively seen as copies of WesternAnimation/ABugsLife and WesternAnimation/FindingNemo. (It didn't help that [[DuelingMovies the movies came out in the same years as each other]].) Comparisons between WesternAnimation/FlushedAway and WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}, WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} and WesternAnimation/MonstersInc, and now WesternAnimation/MegaMind and WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles are also common.
22nd Dec '16 6:59:32 AM LloydNebulon
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13th Dec '16 8:01:08 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' 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”.

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* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' ''Series/DowntonAbbey'':
** 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”.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was constantly being accused of being a ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' ripoff. However, anyone who actually follows both shows realizes that they have very different styles of humor[[note]]For the record, the show probably bore more similarities to ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' than ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''[[/note]].
** And in turn every new sitcom soon after ''Friends'' became popular was automatically accused on being a ''Friends'' ripoff, apparently just on general principles. Drew Carey has a whole section in his book ''Dirty Jokes and Beer'' about how this happened and even his own sitcom, which he said was much more like ''Roseanne'', was not exempt from the accusation.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was constantly being accused of being a ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' ripoff. However, anyone who actually follows both shows realizes that they have very different styles of humor[[note]]For the record, the show probably bore more similarities to ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' than ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''[[/note]].
** And in turn
''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''[[/note]]. In turn, every new sitcom soon after ''Friends'' became popular was automatically accused on being a ''Friends'' ripoff, apparently just on general principles. Drew Carey has a whole section in his book ''Dirty Jokes and Beer'' about how this happened and even his own sitcom, which he said was much more like ''Roseanne'', was not exempt from the accusation.
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