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8th Jan '17 3:32:53 PM nombretomado
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Named for the MarvelComics "UltimateMarvel" line, which sought to update and streamline decades of continuity with a reboot but without canceling out the original storyline. Most superheroes under the "Ultimate" umbrella brand are given reboots of their own, but on a smaller scale -- Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s [[ILoveNuclearPower 'radioactive spider']] origin story was replaced with an [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke updated 'genetically engineered spider']] version.

The "Ultimate" line, it should be noted, was intended to present Marvel's flagship characters to a new, modern audience; the rationale behind the quasi-reboot was that new readers to those series would be lost when confronted with nearly 30 years of backstory. (Athough by the time it was retired with fifteen years of backstory to its own name, UltimateMarvel was no longer much less convoluted than the original flavor).

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Named for the MarvelComics "UltimateMarvel" Creator/MarvelComics "ComicBook/UltimateMarvel" line, which sought to update and streamline decades of continuity with a reboot but without canceling out the original storyline. Most superheroes under the "Ultimate" umbrella brand are given reboots of their own, but on a smaller scale -- Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s [[ILoveNuclearPower 'radioactive spider']] origin story was replaced with an [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke updated 'genetically engineered spider']] version.

The "Ultimate" line, it should be noted, was intended to present Marvel's flagship characters to a new, modern audience; the rationale behind the quasi-reboot was that new readers to those series would be lost when confronted with nearly 30 years of backstory. (Athough by the time it was retired with fifteen years of backstory to its own name, UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel was no longer much less convoluted than the original flavor).



* As mentioned above, Creator/MarvelComics' ''UltimateMarvel'' is the TropeNamer, as it's the UltimateUniverse version of the normal ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse''.

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* As mentioned above, Creator/MarvelComics' ''UltimateMarvel'' ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' is the TropeNamer, as it's the UltimateUniverse version of the normal ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse''.
3rd Jan '17 6:14:36 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' is this to ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' and its othet source material ''Anime/GoLion''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' is this to ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' and its othet other source material ''Anime/GoLion''.
9th Nov '16 2:39:47 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* The ''ComicBook/EarthOne'' series of trade-paperbacks, consisting of ''ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne'', ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitansEarthOne'' and ''ComicBook/WonderWomanEarthOne'' with ''Aquaman: Earth One'' and ''The Flash: Earth One'' arriving in 2016, follow the Ultimate Marvel formula more closely than the All-Star line, intending to be a modern reboot in a new continuity rather than another mini-series written outside of continuity.

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* The ''ComicBook/EarthOne'' series of trade-paperbacks, consisting of ''ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne'', ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitansEarthOne'' and ''ComicBook/WonderWomanEarthOne'' with ''Aquaman: Earth One'' and ''The Flash: Earth One'' arriving in 2016, announced, follow the Ultimate Marvel formula more closely than the All-Star line, intending to be a modern reboot in a new continuity rather than another mini-series written outside of continuity.
16th Oct '16 12:35:26 AM AlternativeCola
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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films headed by Creator/JJAbrams and his team are established as taking place in an entirely new timeline from the rest of the franchise, created inadvertently by Nero and old-Spock. As such, viewers can sit back and watch some familiar dynamics (the Kirk-Spock-[=McCoy=] friendship); some new ones (such as the Spock/[[spoiler: Uhura]] relationship); and entirely new fates for Captain Pike, Carol Marcus, and [[spoiler: Khan]], etc.--without taking offense at any violations of canon. Fans have taken to calling this "The JJ-verse" or "[=AOS=]" (Alternate Original Series).

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films headed by Creator/JJAbrams and his team are established as taking place in an entirely new timeline from the rest of the franchise, created inadvertently by Nero and old-Spock. As such, viewers can sit back and watch some familiar dynamics (the Kirk-Spock-[=McCoy=] friendship); some new ones (such as the Spock/[[spoiler: Uhura]] relationship); and entirely new fates for Captain Pike, Carol Marcus, and [[spoiler: Khan]], etc.--without taking offense at any violations of canon. Fans have taken to calling this "The JJ-verse" or "[=AOS=]" (Alternate Original Series). Paramount has since confirmed that the name of the alternate continuity is "Kelvin Universe", a reference to the titular spaceship in the opening scene of the 2009 film.
22nd Aug '16 3:53:13 PM DaibhidC
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* The "Paragons of Freedom" setting in the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' book ''Worlds of Freedom'' places the ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'' characters in the 'Paragons'' setting. Between the more "realistic supers" tone of ''Paragons'' compared to ''Freedom'''s four-colour approach, and the fact superheroes are a fairly recent phenomenon, it feels a lot like an "Ultimised" version of the ''Freedom City'' setting.

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* The "Paragons of Freedom" setting in the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' book ''Worlds of Freedom'' places the ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'' characters in the 'Paragons'' ''Paragons'' setting. Between the more "realistic supers" tone of ''Paragons'' compared to ''Freedom'''s four-colour approach, and the fact superheroes are a fairly recent phenomenon, it feels a lot like an "Ultimised" version of the ''Freedom City'' setting.
22nd Aug '16 3:52:57 PM DaibhidC
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* The "Paragons of Freedom" setting in the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' book ''Worlds of Freedom'' places the ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'' characters in the 'Paragons'' setting. Between the more "realistic supers" tone of ''Paragons'' compared to ''Freedom'''s four-colour approach, and the fact superheroes are a fairly recent phenomenon, it feels a lot like an "Ultimised" version of the ''Freedom City'' setting.
11th Aug '16 1:12:00 AM AlternativeCola
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*''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' is this to ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' and its othet source material ''Anime/GoLion''.
31st Jul '16 2:55:59 PM nombretomado
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* As mentioned above, MarvelComics' ''UltimateMarvel'' is the TropeNamer, as it's the UltimateUniverse version of the normal ''MarvelUniverse''.
* The DCComics "All-Star" line, which had the ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' and ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' miniseries (with future projects based on WonderWoman, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, and possibly {{the Flash}}), is a form of this. The series aren't supposed to take place in any particular continuity (although ''All-Star Batman and Robin'' does [[ContinuitySnarl supposedly]] take place in the same continuity as Creator/FrankMiller's other Batman stories), and are supposed to be a concentration of what makes those characters special. As well, ''Justice'' is basically ''All-Star {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', even if it couldn't legally be called that.

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* As mentioned above, MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''UltimateMarvel'' is the TropeNamer, as it's the UltimateUniverse version of the normal ''MarvelUniverse''.
''Franchise/MarvelUniverse''.
* The DCComics Creator/DCComics "All-Star" line, which had the ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' and ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' miniseries (with future projects based on WonderWoman, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, and possibly {{the Flash}}), is a form of this. The series aren't supposed to take place in any particular continuity (although ''All-Star Batman and Robin'' does [[ContinuitySnarl supposedly]] take place in the same continuity as Creator/FrankMiller's other Batman stories), and are supposed to be a concentration of what makes those characters special. As well, ''Justice'' is basically ''All-Star {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', even if it couldn't legally be called that.
25th Jul '16 12:55:19 AM Ryulong
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* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' streamlines many elements from the Franchise/DevilMayCry series' convoluted story while adding original wrinkles, such as making Dante's mother a literal [[FemaleAngelMaleDemon Angel]]. It also brings back a fan favorite Vergil, who was KilledOffForReal in the original series in the first game through a RetCon in the third.

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* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' ''VideoGame/DMCDevilMayCry'' streamlines many elements from the Franchise/DevilMayCry series' convoluted story while adding original wrinkles, such as making Dante's mother a literal [[FemaleAngelMaleDemon Angel]]. It also brings back a fan favorite Vergil, who was KilledOffForReal in the original series in the first game through a RetCon in the third.
11th Jul '16 1:23:17 AM TheDisgaean
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsofShadow'' takes characters and elements from the entire series, but trades the Metroidvania exploration for a ''VideoGame/GodofWar'' beat'em up and the "vampire hunter/horror" theme for "Judeo-Christian and Paganism" to make it more relevant.
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