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24th May '18 8:45:35 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has cast a noticeable shadow on further TV shows based on Scooby-Doo, thanks to its DarkerAndEdgier, character and plot-driven, generally more serious take on Scooby-Doo to ever show up on a screen, and was one of the best-received recent ''Scooby'' shows ever. Subsequently, further adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'' and ''Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?'' have been met with a general reaction of "cool, but it won't hold a candle to ''Mystery Incorporated''" from the fanbase. (Especially the former show (to the point of InternetBackdraft), as it showed a shift into a much DenserAndWackier tone and art-style compared to ''Mystery Incorporated''.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has cast a noticeable shadow on further TV shows based on Scooby-Doo, thanks to its DarkerAndEdgier, character and plot-driven, generally more serious take on Scooby-Doo to ever show up on a screen, and was one of the best-received recent ''Scooby'' shows ever. Subsequently, further adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'' and ''Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?'' have been met with a general reaction of "cool, but it won't hold a candle to ''Mystery Incorporated''" from the fanbase. (Especially Especially the former show (to the point of InternetBackdraft), as it showed a shift into a much DenserAndWackier tone and art-style compared to ''Mystery Incorporated''.)
24th May '18 8:12:44 AM kablammin45
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': DarkerAndEdgier, character and plot-driven, generally the most serious version of Scooby-Doo to ever show up on a screen, and was generally well-received. An elephant couldn't fill the shoes that the [[LighterAndSofter light-hearted]], more comedic, and DenserAndWackier follow-up ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'' has to fill.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has cast a noticeable shadow on further TV shows based on Scooby-Doo, thanks to its DarkerAndEdgier, character and plot-driven, generally the most more serious version of take on Scooby-Doo to ever show up on a screen, and was generally well-received. An elephant couldn't fill one of the shoes that the [[LighterAndSofter light-hearted]], more comedic, and DenserAndWackier follow-up best-received recent ''Scooby'' shows ever. Subsequently, further adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'' has and ''Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?'' have been met with a general reaction of "cool, but it won't hold a candle to fill.''Mystery Incorporated''" from the fanbase. (Especially the former show (to the point of InternetBackdraft), as it showed a shift into a much DenserAndWackier tone and art-style compared to ''Mystery Incorporated''.)
19th May '18 8:32:51 PM jormis29
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* Tetsuo Hara first hit it big with ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', which became one of ''Weekly Shonen Jump'''s landmark titles during its Golden Age, setting the template for fighting manga for years to come. ''Cyber Blue'', the immediate follow-up, only lasted a year in serialization despite some initial hype. His fourth serial, ''Hana no Keiji'' (a samurai manga based on Keiichiro Ryu's period novel), fared a lot better, becoming his second most successful manga. After his next serial, ''Takeki Ryusei'', also got {{cut short}}, Hara would adapt yet another Keiichiro Ryu novel for ''Jump'' (''Kagemusha Tokugama Ieyasu'', which ended up being retooled into ''Sakon'' mid-run and moved to ''Monthly Shōnen Jump'') and a few other short serials for other magazines before leaving Shueisha altogether in 2000. He eventually formed the production company Coamix with his former editor-in-chief Nobuhiko Horie in 2001, where he was given the creative freedom to work on the ''Hokuto no Ken'' prequel ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', which enjoyed moderate success during its ten year run. This also applies within ''Fist of the North Star'' itself, as the conflict between the four Hokuto brothers is considered to be the high point of the manga and everything after Raoh's death (generally regarded to be Kenshiro's ultimate rival) is all downhill. In fact, the final chapters after the Land of Shura arc (which is the last big conflict in the manga) were not adapted for the anime series.

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* Tetsuo Hara first hit it big with ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', which became one of ''Weekly Shonen Jump'''s landmark titles during its Golden Age, setting the template for fighting manga for years to come. ''Cyber Blue'', ''Manga/CyberBlue'', the immediate follow-up, only lasted a year in serialization despite some initial hype. His fourth serial, ''Hana no Keiji'' ''Manga/HanaNoKeiji'' (a samurai manga based on Keiichiro Ryu's period novel), fared a lot better, becoming his second most successful manga. After his next serial, ''Takeki Ryusei'', ''Manga/TakekiRyusei'', also got {{cut short}}, Hara would adapt yet another Keiichiro Ryu novel for ''Jump'' (''Kagemusha Tokugama Ieyasu'', which ended up being retooled into ''Sakon'' mid-run and moved to ''Monthly Shōnen Jump'') and a few other short serials for other magazines before leaving Shueisha altogether in 2000. He eventually formed the production company Coamix with his former editor-in-chief Nobuhiko Horie in 2001, where he was given the creative freedom to work on the ''Hokuto no Ken'' prequel ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', which enjoyed moderate success during its ten year run. This also applies within ''Fist of the North Star'' itself, as the conflict between the four Hokuto brothers is considered to be the high point of the manga and everything after Raoh's death (generally regarded to be Kenshiro's ultimate rival) is all downhill. In fact, the final chapters after the Land of Shura arc (which is the last big conflict in the manga) were not adapted for the anime series.
1st May '18 5:14:56 PM Gimere
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* ''Starrcade 86'' was the last hurrah of Jim Crockett Promotions, and perhaps, the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, as the NWA would survive but never again reach such heights. JCP, though, was dead within two years. Of course, this was somewhat deliberate, as Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was [[InvokedTrope hard at work]] to ensure ''Starrcade '87'' would flop, going so far as to create another pay per view (''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'') for the sole purpose of running against it and telling all the cable companies that picking ''Starrcade'' meant no ''[=WrestleMania=]''.

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* ''Starrcade 86'' was the last hurrah of Jim Crockett Promotions, and perhaps, the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, as the NWA would survive but never again reach such heights. JCP, though, was dead within two years. Of course, this was somewhat deliberate, as Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was [[InvokedTrope hard at work]] to ensure ''Starrcade '87'' would flop, going so far as to create another pay per view (''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'') for the sole purpose of running against it and telling all the cable companies that picking ''Starrcade'' meant no ''[=WrestleMania=]''.they wouldn't get ''[=WrestleMania=] IV'' the next year.



* The annual ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' PPV always has the titular match as the main event. By nature of the match's design, the Royal Rumble keeps the crowd constantly active, wearing them out by the end when they finally reach the winner. As a result, the rare occurrence where the match ''isn't'' in the main event has the following matches having to endure dead crowds. This problem only got worse during the 2018 ''Royal Rumble'' PPV, where there were ''two'' Rumble matches thanks to the historic, first ever ''women's'' Royal Rumble. Because of the novelty of the match, the women's match were the main event that year and the men's match was placed in the middle of the show, exhausting the Philadelphia crowd for the following two matches. The women's match managed to wake them up, but needed the aid of a proportionally larger amount of nostalgia/surprise entrants than the usual Rumble match (going by the formula of the men's match) to do so.

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* The annual ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' PPV always has the titular match as the main event. By nature of the match's design, the Royal Rumble keeps the crowd constantly active, wearing them out by the end when they finally reach the winner. As a result, the rare occurrence where the match ''isn't'' in the main event has the following matches having to endure dead crowds. This problem only got worse during the 2018 ''Royal Rumble'' PPV, where there were ''two'' Rumble matches thanks to the historic, first ever ''women's'' Royal Rumble. Because of the novelty of the match, the women's match were was the main event that year and the men's match was placed in the middle of the show, exhausting the Philadelphia crowd for the following two matches. The women's match managed to wake them up, but needed the aid of a proportionally larger amount of nostalgia/surprise entrants than the usual Rumble match (going by the formula of the men's match) to do so.
20th Apr '18 12:24:11 PM Psi001
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* Similar to many Disney film series listed above, ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' also went through a number of TV series adaptations. The first ''Welcome to Pooh Corner'' is a live action variety show that has become largely obscure, though the second show ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' was not only an animated series incredibly loyal to the style of the original film, but ran on a good animation budget, had creative and sometimes emotionally powerful story lines and a valid number of the original voice actors. While later shows, ''Series/TheBookOfPooh'' and ''My Friends Tigger and Pooh'' garnered a fan base, they were considered a significant step down from ''New Adventures'', especially due to primarily targeting a pre school audience.
15th Apr '18 2:03:51 PM Nyame
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** ''WWE NXT [=TakeOver=]: New Orleans'': '''The entire event''' was this for the upcoming ''[=WrestleMania=] 34'', and arguably for every ''NXT [=TakeOver=]'' special from here on out. Already having its own ToughActToFollow in ''WWE NXT [=TakeOver=]: Philadelphia'', which ended in a five star classic between then-NXT Champion Andrade 'Cien' Almas and Johnny Gargano (the first WWE match to get this rating since the above-mentioned Cena/Punk match seven years ago), ''New Orleans'' completely outdid ''Philadelphia'', with only one match clocking below four stars, and being bookended by ''two'' five star matches; the opening match, which was an epic six man-ladder match to crown the first ever North American Champion, and the main event, which was the long-anticipated unsanctioned [[ItsPersonal grudge]] match between former tag team partners turned bitter [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]] Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 34'': Creator/RondaRousey and Wrestling/KurtAngle vs Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon and Wrestling/TripleH. Yes, really. Blowing even the best expectations out of the water, this match completely undid the entire crowd, and Ronda went from being derided by the IWC to their newest darling almost as soon as the match was over. It was so good that even ''Dave Meltzer'' felt that ''[=WrestleMania=]'' should've been over after that. Not even the highly-anticipated Wrestling/AJStyles vs. Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura match (which had the added handicaps of a dead crowd and HypeBacklash) could live up to it.
15th Apr '18 1:23:30 PM Nyame
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** ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'': Wrestling/TheRock vs Wrestling/HulkHogan. This is a weird case in that though it headlined the PPV, it wasn't the main event because it didn't go last like it was supposed to. Instead, Wrestling/TripleH lobbied for the world title match to go on last. Coincidentally, Hunter happened to be the challenger thanks to winning the Wrestling/RoyalRumble earlier that year after he returned from his first quad injury. It would be ''years'' before he would admit that he was wrong.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'': Wrestling/TheRock vs Wrestling/HulkHogan. This is a weird case in that though it headlined the PPV, it wasn't the main event because it didn't go last like it was supposed to. Instead, management lobbied for the title match between Wrestling/TripleH lobbied for the world title match and Wrestling/ChrisJericho to go on last. Coincidentally, Hunter happened to be the challenger thanks to winning the Wrestling/RoyalRumble earlier that year after he returned from his first quad injury. It would be ''years'' before he would admit that he was wrong.last instead (something both men protested ''heavily'').



** ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2011'': Wrestling/CMPunk vs Wrestling/JohnCena. This match got a five star rating from ''Dave Meltzer'' -- the last time the WWE managed that was the first Hell in a Cell match between HBK and the Undertaker (which was also Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s debut). While every match Punk and Cen had together afterwards easily clocked at four stars and above, it's kinda hard to match this one for a variety of reasons, mainly being the atmosphere just isn't as charged as it was as Chicago, and the stakes just weren't as high, lowering the drama factor. It's not helped that this is considered to be one of the best matches WWE has put on in ''years'' (with some even going on to say that it's the best match in WWE history).

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** ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2011'': Wrestling/CMPunk vs Wrestling/JohnCena. This match got a five star rating from ''Dave Meltzer'' -- the last time the WWE managed that was the first Hell in a Cell match between HBK and the Undertaker (which was also Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s debut). While every match Punk and Cen Cena had together afterwards easily clocked at four stars and above, it's kinda hard to match this one for a variety of reasons, mainly being the atmosphere just isn't as charged as it was as Chicago, and the stakes just weren't as high, lowering the drama factor. It's not helped that this is considered to be one of the best matches WWE has put on in ''years'' (with some even going on to say that it's the best match in WWE history).
8th Apr '18 7:00:25 PM DoctorCooper
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A work which attains such overwhelming success that it dooms its creator's later efforts to languish in its shadow. The follow-up may have its own merits, but fans will dismiss it because [[ReplacementScrappy it doesn't stand up to the original]].

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A work which attains such overwhelming success that it dooms its creator's later efforts to languish in its shadow. The follow-up may have its own merits, but fans will dismiss it because [[ReplacementScrappy it doesn't stand up to the original]].
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29th Mar '18 3:02:57 PM Silverblade2
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* Creator/IlluminationEntertainment:
** ''WesternAnimation/TheGrinch2018'': Even with the mixed response to the 2000 Ron Howard film, Creator/JimCarrey’s performance was met with mostly acclaim by fans and critics, even getting a Golden Globe nom for his performance. Cumberbatch has some big, green shoes to fill. Not to mention the film is going up against the Chuck Jones special, which to this day is considered one of the best animated Christmas specials of all time.
29th Mar '18 8:33:01 AM StFan
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** ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas2018'': Even with the mixed response to the 2000 Ron Howard film, Creator/JimCarrey’s performance was met with mostly acclaim by fans and critics, even getting a Golden Globe nom for his performance. Cumberbatch has some big, green shoes to fill. Not to mention the film is going up against the Chuck Jones special, which to this day is considered one of the best animated Christmas specials of all time.

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** ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas2018'': ''WesternAnimation/TheGrinch2018'': Even with the mixed response to the 2000 Ron Howard film, Creator/JimCarrey’s performance was met with mostly acclaim by fans and critics, even getting a Golden Globe nom for his performance. Cumberbatch has some big, green shoes to fill. Not to mention the film is going up against the Chuck Jones special, which to this day is considered one of the best animated Christmas specials of all time.
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