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13th Jun '16 2:13:00 AM PaulA
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* Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes story "A Scandal in Bohemia" can be read as a remake of EdgarAllanPoe's "The Purloined Letter".

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* Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes story "A Scandal in Bohemia" can be read as a remake of EdgarAllanPoe's "The Purloined Letter".Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "Literature/ThePurloinedLetter".
4th Jun '16 9:41:58 PM gewunomox
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* ''Series/GeneralHospital'': In 1996, Carly came to town and rapidly insinuated herself into Bobbie's life--and into the bed of Bobbie's husband. No references to the movie AllAboutEve were ever made, but most critics cited the film as the likely inspiration for the storyline.

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* ''Series/GeneralHospital'': In 1996, Carly came to town and rapidly insinuated herself into Bobbie's life--and into the bed of Bobbie's husband. No references to the movie AllAboutEve Film/AllAboutEve were ever made, but most critics cited the film as the likely inspiration for the storyline.
26th May '16 1:00:59 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' loves referencing ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. The first season ends with [[spoiler:a villain connected to the League of Shadows/Assassins trying to destroy the crime-ridden Gotham/Glades]]. The third season centers on a super-strong criminal warlord who takes over Gotham/Glades and forces all police and other government services out; it's even resolved in an all-out clash on the street.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
** ''Arrow''
loves referencing ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. The first season ends with [[spoiler:a villain connected to the League of Shadows/Assassins trying to destroy the crime-ridden Gotham/Glades]]. The third season centers on a super-strong criminal warlord who takes over Gotham/Glades and forces all police and other government services out; it's even resolved in an all-out clash on the street.street.
** The episode [[Recap/ArrowS3E18PublicEnemy "Public Enemy"]] is basically the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE12OverTheEdge "Over the Edge"]] without the AllJustADream twist: [[spoiler: a cop finds out his daughter is dead, blames the hero despite because the hero kept this from him, the cop finds out who the hero is, and he does everything he can to go after the hero and his allies.]]
18th May '16 10:07:19 AM Pichu-kun
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* "Clarissa" by Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence is one big reference to ''Series/ClarrisaExplainsItAll''.

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* "Clarissa" by Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence is one big reference to ''Series/ClarrisaExplainsItAll''.''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll''.
18th May '16 10:01:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* "Clarissa" by Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence is one big reference to ''Series/ClarrisaExplainsItAll''.
* "Monster" by Music/MegAndDia is based off a short story inspired by ''Literature/EastOfEden''.
11th May '16 8:11:34 PM Piando
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' contains a subplot that is a Whole Plot Reference to [[spoiler:NeonGenesisEvangelion of all things. Huey and Strangelove have built Metal Gear Sahelanthropus, a world-ending giant robot that can only be piloted by children. The three pilot candidates are Liquid Snake (A clone), a European {{Child Soldier|s}} (Psycho Mantis), and the child of the creators (Hal Emmerich)]]. Later events wind up with [[spoiler: Strangelove dying inside Sahelanthropus's AI Pod, and so it literally contains Hal's dead mother. Just like one of his Japanese animes indeed]].

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' contains a subplot that is a Whole Plot Reference to [[spoiler:NeonGenesisEvangelion [[spoiler:''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' of all things. Huey and Strangelove have built Metal Gear Sahelanthropus, a world-ending giant robot that can only be piloted by children. The three pilot candidates are Liquid Snake (A clone), a European {{Child Soldier|s}} (Psycho Mantis), and the child of the creators (Hal Emmerich)]]. Later events wind up with [[spoiler: Strangelove dying inside Sahelanthropus's AI Pod, and so it literally contains Hal's dead mother. Just like one of his Japanese animes indeed]].
26th Apr '16 1:02:18 PM DannWoolf
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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' revolves around horrific creatures that were once men (and animals) born from profane magic, which is spread by [[DealWiththeDevil a shining, innocent-looking entity.]] The only way to kill said monsters is to use said magic, which will end up transforming YOU into a monster eventually for others to kill in an endless cycle. Souls, despair, and hope are all central to the story, as despair is what triggers the transformation from man to beast. [[spoiler: The main storyline also involves a HoYay -filled relationship between two sorcerers, one of which locks himself into an endless loop in order to save his 'dear friend'.]] [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Yeah,]][[RunningGag it's that kind of game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' revolves around horrific creatures that were once men (and animals) born from profane magic, which is spread by [[DealWiththeDevil a shining, innocent-looking entity.]] The only way to kill said monsters is to use said magic, which will end up transforming YOU into a monster eventually for others to kill in an endless cycle. Souls, despair, and hope are all central to the story, as despair is what triggers the transformation from man to beast. [[spoiler: The main storyline also involves a HoYay -filled relationship between two sorcerers, one of which locks himself into an endless loop in order to save his 'dear friend'.]] [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Yeah,]][[RunningGag Yeah,]] [[RunningGag it's that kind of game.]]
26th Apr '16 1:01:49 PM DannWoolf
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26th Apr '16 1:00:09 PM DannWoolf
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* The first third of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is basically ''Juice'' mashed together with ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''. The last two thirds of the game are basically the plot of ''Literature/TheCountofMonteCristo'' with a brief interlude to reenact ''Film/OceansEleven''

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* The first third of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is basically ''Juice'' mashed together with ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''. The last two thirds of the game are basically the plot of ''Literature/TheCountofMonteCristo'' ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' with a brief interlude to reenact ''Film/OceansEleven''
26th Apr '16 11:34:22 AM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerebus'' references ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' extensively. Vincent's a retired war hero who is sent to stop a terrorist group made up of genetically-enhanced military personnel. He fights a ranting shirtless rival dead set on surpassing him in a helicopter. He meets a sexy lady scientist whose sibling has been turned into a cybernetic ninja that thinks of nothing but war, but who also contains the memories of Vincent's lost friend. He fights a psychic in bondage gear. Vincent turns out to have a biological superweapon implanted into him, intended to kill all of the terrorists. This is just the beginning of the similarities.

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* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerebus'' ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' references ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' extensively.extensively, and its sequel slightly. Vincent's a retired war hero who is sent to stop a terrorist group made up of genetically-enhanced military personnel. He fights a ranting shirtless rival dead set on surpassing him in a helicopter. He meets a sexy lady scientist whose sibling has been turned into a cybernetic ninja that thinks of nothing but war, but who also contains the memories of Vincent's lost friend. He fights a psychic in bondage gear. Vincent turns out to have a biological superweapon implanted into him, intended to kill all of the terrorists. Like in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', it turns out the real villain is an AI preserving itself through the Internet. This is just the beginning of the similarities.
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