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8th Apr '16 11:29:48 AM trademark
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' there are many different incarnations of Link and Zelda that occur in different time periods. Justified due to them being various reincarnations of the exact same characters.

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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' there are many different incarnations of Link and Zelda that occur in different time periods. Justified due to them being various reincarnations of the exact same characters.[[WildMassGuessing Fans have come up with numerous explanations]] for why Link and Zelda reoccur such as reincarnation, descendants, or just some sort heroic spirit that reappears when evil threatens Hyrule. However, on a meta-level, Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto says that he sees Link and Zelda like old theatrical cartoon characters like in WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} who can be recast in many different situations.
5th Apr '16 11:31:21 PM Eddy1215
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** This is pretty much how many Kim Possible fanfics work. Due to Kim's personality and her status as 'the girl who can do anything', fans are able to work her into stories of many genres.
14th Mar '16 11:48:56 AM Sculcuvant
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* Franchise/TheMuppets, who manage to play themselves whether [[Series/TheMuppetShow on a vaudeville stage]] or in ''[[Film/MuppetTreasureIsland Treasure Island]]''. Yet, and this is the unique part, they ''still capture the roles they're playing''. ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' is widely regarded as one of the best adaptations of the book ever made. The trick is that the most iconic characters are played by humans playing it more or less straight, for instance Scrooge in ''Christmas Carol'' and Silver in ''Treasure Island'', providing an anchor for all the wacky side characters.

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* Franchise/TheMuppets, who manage to play themselves whether [[Series/TheMuppetShow on a vaudeville stage]] or in ''[[Film/MuppetTreasureIsland Treasure Island]]''. Yet, and this is the unique part, they ''still capture the roles they're playing''. ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' is widely regarded as one of the best adaptations of the book ever made. The trick is that the most iconic characters are played by humans playing it more or less straight, for instance Scrooge [[Creator/MichaelCaine Scrooge]] in ''Christmas Carol'' and Silver [[Creator/TimCurry Silver]] in ''Treasure Island'', providing an anchor for all the wacky side characters.
5th Feb '16 7:04:22 PM Prfnoff
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* ''The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!'' features the same four characters with only slightly different names in all five segments, each of which is a pastiche of a different style.

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* ''The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!'' ''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'' features the same four characters with only slightly different names in all five segments, each of which is a pastiche of a different style.
28th Jan '16 12:04:38 AM MrKingXemnas
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** Their human counterparts in the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' movies and shorts give us the AlternateUniverse {{High School|AU}} version, with their respective personalities still unchanged.

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** Their human counterparts in the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' movies and shorts give us the AlternateUniverse {{High School|AU}} version, with their respective personalities still unchanged.
4th Jan '16 10:59:34 AM Willbyr
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** The various ''GurrenLagann Parallel Works'' music videos seem to suggest that the cast is one of these, with the exception of the 8th one, which is canon and tells the story of [[spoiler:Lordgenome's StartOfDarkness]].

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** The various ''GurrenLagann ''Gurren Lagann Parallel Works'' music videos seem to suggest that the cast is one of these, with the exception of the 8th one, which is canon and tells the story of [[spoiler:Lordgenome's StartOfDarkness]].
29th Dec '15 1:56:03 PM Anddrix
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* ''Walter Melon'', from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon''. That "hero for hire" does replacements for heroes (like Franchise/{{Superman}}, Casanova, [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/{{Rambo}}...) and (in later seasons) historical figures, despite the fact that he's overweight and don't look like a typical hero. His friend Bitterbug is the usual sidekick, and Walter's nemesis, [[MonsterClown Sneero]], is playing the villains (SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, Darth Vader, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Captain Hook, Doctor Octopus...)

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* ''Walter Melon'', from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon''. That "hero for hire" does replacements for heroes (like Franchise/{{Superman}}, Casanova, [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/{{Rambo}}...) and (in later seasons) historical figures, despite the fact that he's overweight and don't look like a typical hero. His friend Bitterbug is the usual sidekick, and Walter's nemesis, [[MonsterClown Sneero]], is playing the villains (SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, (ComicBook/LexLuthor, Darth Vader, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Captain Hook, Doctor Octopus...)
22nd Dec '15 5:43:50 AM KarjamP
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' there are many different incarnations of Link and Zelda that occur in different time periods. [[WildMassGuessing Fans have come up with numerous explanations]] for why Link and Zelda reoccur such as reincarnation, descendants, or just some sort heroic spirit that reappears when evil threatens Hyrule. However, on a meta-level, Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto says that he sees Link and Zelda like old theatrical cartoon characters like in WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} who can be recast in many different situations.

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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' there are many different incarnations of Link and Zelda that occur in different time periods. [[WildMassGuessing Fans have come up with numerous explanations]] for why Link and Zelda reoccur such as reincarnation, descendants, or just some sort heroic spirit that reappears when evil threatens Hyrule. However, on a meta-level, Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto says that he sees Link and Zelda like old theatrical cartoon characters like in WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} who can be recast in many different situations.Justified due to them being various reincarnations of the exact same characters.
14th Dec '15 6:58:59 AM Prfnoff
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* ''The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!'' features the same four characters with only slightly different names in all five segments, each of which is a pastiche of a different style.



** PuzzleGames (''Yoshis Cookie'', ''VideoGame/DrMario'')

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** PuzzleGames (''Yoshis Cookie'', (''VideoGame/YoshisCookie'', ''VideoGame/DrMario'')



** Mario even did a ''first person rail shooter'' in ''Yoshi's Safari'' on the SNES.

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** Mario even did a ''first person rail shooter'' RailShooter in ''Yoshi's Safari'' ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari'' on the SNES.



* The enemies in the ApeEscape franchise are always intelligent apes that adapt to wherever they're stationed, no matter the country, time period, or even TV genre they're stuck in. This applies not just to the voiceless Mook monkeys, but the FiveBadBand, the Freaky Monkey Five. These boss characters will build giant robot dragons or become ninja masters just to fit in with their station.

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* The enemies in the ApeEscape ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' franchise are always intelligent apes that adapt to wherever they're stationed, no matter the country, time period, or even TV genre they're stuck in. This applies not just to the voiceless Mook monkeys, but the FiveBadBand, the Freaky Monkey Five. These boss characters will build giant robot dragons or become ninja masters just to fit in with their station.
4th Dec '15 11:53:23 AM roryokane
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* David Willisís Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}, which includes Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky and Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}, and his Webcomic/DumbingOfAge all use the same cast in different settings with different backstories.
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