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28th Apr '16 7:36:49 AM XSpectreGreyX
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** Any ''Daredevil'' run following the '''hugely''' successful Bendis and Brubaker eras. Both were massively successful mega hits and award winners, and the follow-up, Andy Diggle's run, is as a result not looked highly upon. Waid's run gets a pass for being very tonally different than the Bendis and Brubaker runs, but the Soule run that followed got this treatment for not living up to ''all three'' runs, ''as well'' as the hit Netflix series.

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** * Any ''Daredevil'' run following the '''hugely''' successful Bendis and Brubaker eras. Both were massively successful mega hits and award winners, and the follow-up, Andy Diggle's run, is as a result not looked highly upon. Waid's run gets a pass for being very tonally different than the Bendis and Brubaker runs, but the Soule run that followed got this treatment for not living up to ''all three'' runs, ''as well'' as the hit Netflix series.
28th Apr '16 7:29:55 AM XSpectreGreyX
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** Any ''Daredevil'' run following the '''hugely''' successful Bendis and Brubaker eras. Both were massively successful mega hits and award winners, and the follow-up, Andy Diggle's run, is as a result not looked highly upon. Waid's run gets a pass for being very tonally different than the Bendis and Brubaker runs, but the Soule run that followed got this treatment for not living up to ''all three'' runs, ''as well'' as the hit Netflix series.
27th Apr '16 4:55:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The Season Five finale [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 "The Cutie Re-Mark]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 Parts 1 and 2"]], while by no means horrible, is this towards the Season Four finale [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Parts 1 and 2"]] due to the fact that the Season Four finale had so much high-octane action, characters, twists, adventure, and stakes that kept building up over Season 4 and before it. "The Cutie Remark" seems much more subdued and anti-climactic in comparison as it lacks most if not all of these traits, with the Mane Five and other important characters being demoted to [[DemotedToExtra background characters]] and Twilight Sparkle being [[SpotlightStealingSquad thrust into the spotlight once again]] being a particular sore spot among viewers. Other aspects like Starlight Glimmer, her backstory, and [[SixthRanger the]] [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore resolution]] only made things tougher for it.

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** The Season Five finale [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 "The Cutie Re-Mark]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 Parts 1 and 2"]], while by no means horrible, is this towards the Season Four finale [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Parts 1 and 2"]] due to the fact that the Season Four finale had so much high-octane action, characters, twists, adventure, and stakes that kept building up over Season 4 and before it. "The Cutie Remark" Re-Mark" seems much more subdued and anti-climactic in comparison as it lacks most if not all of these traits, with the Mane Five and other important characters being demoted to [[DemotedToExtra background characters]] and Twilight Sparkle being [[SpotlightStealingSquad thrust into the spotlight once again]] being a particular sore spot among viewers. Other aspects like Starlight Glimmer, her backstory, and [[SixthRanger the]] [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore the resolution]] only made things tougher for it.


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** ''Twilight's Kingdom'' also offered the HeelFaceTurn of another villain (Discord) that was viewed as very well done, making Starlight Glimmer's, despite it being a bigger focus, come off as lacking.
27th Apr '16 4:47:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''Twilight's Kingdom'' also made [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore spectacularly]] [[HolyShitQuotient radical]] [[WhamEpisode changes]] to the show's formula and Status Quo to really send the season off with a bang. ''The Cutie Remark'' on the other hand, didn't really make overly big changes.
** Starlight Glimmer's backstory was ''also'' a case of this: her motive of "I lost a friend and it ruined everything" was practically identical to Moondancer's from "Amending Fences", which is almost universally considered to be the highest point and most emotional moment of the entire season: good luck following ''that''.

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** ''Twilight's Kingdom'' also made [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore spectacularly]] [[HolyShitQuotient radical]] [[WhamEpisode spectacularly radical changes]] to the show's formula and Status Quo to really send the season off with a bang. ''The Cutie Remark'' on the other hand, didn't really make overly big changes.
** Starlight Glimmer's backstory was ''also'' a case of this: her motive of "I lost a friend and it ruined everything" was practically identical to Moondancer's from "Amending Fences", which is almost universally considered to be the highest point and most emotional moment of the entire season: good luck following ''that''.
23rd Apr '16 8:34:20 PM aye_amber
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* Website/{{Cracked}}'s "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls DavidBowie's ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'' a tough act to follow in glam rock and two Music/BobMarley albums, ''[[Music/ExodusAlbum Exodus]]'' and ''Music/{{Legend}}'' tough acts to follow in reggae.

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* Website/{{Cracked}}'s "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'' a tough act to follow in glam rock and two Music/BobMarley albums, ''[[Music/ExodusAlbum Exodus]]'' and ''Music/{{Legend}}'' tough acts to follow in reggae.
21st Apr '16 11:15:48 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Creator/PeterJackson may have other big-budget hits and critically-acclaimed films, but it's doubtful that anything will ever surpass the juggernauts that was [[Film/TheLordoftheRings]]. The films were so meticulously and carefully made, so financially successful, and so critically acclaimed by casual and geek audiences alike that nothing he has made since has been able to escape their shadow. And when he went back to the well for [[Film/TheHobbit]], the comparisons between the two series was seldom positive in the favor of The Hobbit.
** Heck, for the entire fantasy film genre too. Everything that follows has to try and trod in LotR's massive footsteps; the only real critical and financial successes have been the Harry Potter films (which are pretty light in terms of fantasy) and Game of Thrones (which benefits from being a high budget TV show rather than a series of films)

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* Creator/PeterJackson may have other big-budget hits and critically-acclaimed films, but it's doubtful that anything will ever surpass the juggernauts that was [[Film/TheLordoftheRings]].''Film/TheLordoftheRings''. The films were so meticulously and carefully made, so financially successful, and so critically acclaimed by casual and geek audiences alike that nothing he has made since has been able to escape their shadow. And when he went back to the well for [[Film/TheHobbit]], ''Film/TheHobbit'', the comparisons between the two series was seldom positive in the favor of The Hobbit.
** Heck, for the entire fantasy film genre too. Everything that follows has to try and trod in LotR's massive footsteps; the only real critical and financial successes have been the Harry Potter films (which are pretty light in terms of fantasy) and Game of Thrones (which benefits from being a high budget TV show rather than a series of films)
''The Hobbit''.



* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise is a very blatant example of this trope. The [[Film/{{Halloween1978}} original film]] was highly acclaimed when it came out by critics, audiences, and horror fans, and is now considered one of the greatest slasher movies of all time (if not ''the'' greatest), and an icon of horror cinema. [[Film/HalloweenII1981 The]] [[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch nine]] [[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers subsequent]] [[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers films]] [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers in]] [[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater the]] [[Film/HalloweenResurrection franchise]] [[Film/{{Halloween2007}} it]] [[Film/HalloweenII2009 spawned]] have had a very difficult time living up. A peak at their Website/RottenTomatoes scores makes this all the more obvious. The original film has a 92% "Certified Fresh" rating, while the other nine are all in the "Rotten" spectrum (the closest to breaking that was ''Halloween H20'' with a 51%; the worst is ''The Curse of Michael Myers'' with a mere 6%). While some of those films have their fans (mostly limited to the ''Halloween'' fandom), their success has always been hindered by the fact that they will always be compared to the original, which is simply an impossible standard to measure up to.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise is a very blatant example of this trope. franchise:
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The [[Film/{{Halloween1978}} original film]] was highly acclaimed when it came out by critics, audiences, and horror fans, and is now considered one of the greatest slasher movies of all time (if not ''the'' greatest), and an icon of horror cinema. [[Film/HalloweenII1981 The]] [[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch nine]] [[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers subsequent]] [[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers films]] [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers in]] [[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater the]] [[Film/HalloweenResurrection franchise]] [[Film/{{Halloween2007}} it]] [[Film/HalloweenII2009 spawned]] have had a very difficult time living up. A peak at their Website/RottenTomatoes scores makes this all the more obvious. The original film has a 92% "Certified Fresh" rating, while the other nine are all in the "Rotten" spectrum (the closest to breaking that was ''Halloween H20'' with a 51%; the worst is ''The Curse of Michael Myers'' with a mere 6%). While some of those films have their fans (mostly limited to the ''Halloween'' fandom), their success has always been hindered by the fact that they will always be compared to the original, which is simply an impossible standard to measure up to.
21st Apr '16 9:44:10 AM blackravenclaw
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* Creator/PeterJackson may have other big-budget hits and critically-acclaimed films, but it's doubtful that anything will ever surpass the juggernauts that was [[Film/TheLordoftheRings]]. The films were so meticulously and carefully made, so financially successful, and so critically acclaimed by casual and geek audiences alike that nothing he has made since has been able to escape their shadow. And when he went back to the well for [[Film/TheHobbit]], the comparisons between the two series was seldom positive in the favor of The Hobbit.
** Heck, for the entire fantasy film genre too. Everything that follows has to try and trod in LotR's massive footsteps; the only real critical and financial successes have been the Harry Potter films (which are pretty light in terms of fantasy) and Game of Thrones (which benefits from being a high budget TV show rather than a series of films)
20th Apr '16 2:33:26 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''VideoGame/MadMax2015'' is an unusual cross-media example of this. Despite being an entirely separate project, it had the misfortune of coming out the exact same year as ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', the first ''Mad Max'' film in 30 years, and one that not only brought acclaim and attention to the franchise that had never been seen before, but was widely praised as one of the greatest action films in history. Even with a completely different story and concept and being a decent game in its own right, it still had to go through being compared to a masterpiece of a completely different medium in a number of reviews.

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* ''VideoGame/MadMax2015'' is an unusual cross-media example of this. Despite being an entirely separate project, it had the misfortune of coming out the exact same year as ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', the first ''Mad Max'' film in 30 years, and one that not only brought acclaim and attention to the franchise that had never been seen before, [[OutOfTheGhetto but was widely also acclaim rarely seen in the action genre]], being immediately praised as one of the greatest best action films in history.movies of all time. Even with a completely different story and concept and being a decent game in its own right, it still had to go through being compared to a masterpiece of a completely different medium in a number of reviews.
20th Apr '16 2:03:48 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
** The third game in the franchise, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', is wildly considered to be the best game in the franchise. Both ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters'' were given lower ratings from fans and critics alike, though while ''Deadlocked'' was later vindicated, ''Size Matters'' is viewed as the worst game in the franchise and later given CanonDiscontinuity status.
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' is also viewed as the best game of the [=PlayStation=] 3 games. Both of the successor games, ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One All 4 One]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault Full Frontal Assault]]'', are considered to be inferior due to a weaker story and focus on multiplayer. ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus'' is viewed as an improvement, but not by much.



* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
** The third game in the franchise, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', is wildly considered to be the best game in the franchise. Both ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters'' were given lower ratings from fans and critics alike, though while ''Deadlocked'' was later vindicated, ''Size Matters'' is viewed as the worst game in the franchise and later given CanonDiscontinuity status.
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' is also viewed as the best game of the [=PlayStation=] 3 games. Both of the successor games, ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One All 4 One]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault Full Frontal Assault]]'', are considered to be inferior due to a weaker story and focus on multiplayer. ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus'' is viewed as an improvement, but not by much.
20th Apr '16 2:02:27 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
** The third game in the franchise, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', is wildly considered to be the best game in the franchise. Both ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters'' were given lower ratings from fans and critics alike, though while ''Deadlocked'' was later vindicated, ''Size Matters'' is viewed as the worst game in the franchise and later given CanonDiscontinuity status.
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' is also viewed as the best game of the [=PlayStation=] 3 games. Both of the successor games, ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One All 4 One]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault Full Frontal Assault]]'', are considered to be inferior due to a weaker story and focus on multiplayer. ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus'' is viewed as an improvement, but not by much.
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