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24th Nov '17 6:52:02 PM Pichu-kun
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** The 1998 Japan-only radio drama ''It's A White Tomorrow, Team Rocket!'' introduced a Team Rocket trainee named "Mondo". Years later, an extremely similar looking ex-Team Rocket member named Yusaku (Christopher in the English dub) appeared as a Character of the Day in Sinnoh.

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** The 1998 Japan-only radio drama ''It's A White Tomorrow, Team Rocket!'' introduced a Team Rocket trainee named "Mondo". Years later, an extremely similar looking ex-Team Rocket member named Yusaku (Christopher "Yusaku" ("Christopher" in the English dub) appeared as a Character of the Day in Sinnoh.
24th Nov '17 6:51:26 PM Pichu-kun
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** The 1998 Japan-only radio drama ''It's A White Tomorrow, Team Rocket!'' introduced a Team Rocket trainee named "Mondo". Years later, an extremely similar looking ex-Team Rocket member named Yusaku (Christopher in the English dub) appeared as a Character of the Day in Sinnoh.
29th Aug '17 2:05:47 PM comicwriter
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** On the flip side, Kale from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' is essentially a [[GenderFlip female]], canonical version of Broly from the movies.
19th Jul '17 9:25:20 AM PDL
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** Ash's classmates in ''Sun and Moon'' share many elements with his companions from past sagas. For example, Lana is associated with Water-types and is an avid fisherwoman, much like Misty and Sophocles is a GadgeteerGeinus who has an affinity for Electric-types, kind of like Clemont. At the same time though, they have unique traits that set them apart from the character they're generally based on, which makes this a DownplayedExample.

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** Ash's classmates in ''Sun and Moon'' share many elements with his companions from past sagas. For example, Lana is associated with Water-types and is an avid fisherwoman, much like Misty and Sophocles is a GadgeteerGeinus GadgeteerGenius who has an affinity for Electric-types, kind of like Clemont. At the same time though, they have unique traits that set them apart from the character they're generally based on, which makes this a DownplayedExample.
19th Jul '17 9:24:11 AM PDL
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** While it skipped several years, Bonnie is essentially a DistaffCounterpart to Max.

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** While it skipped several years, Bonnie is essentially a DistaffCounterpart to Max. Her relationship with Clemont is similar to May and Max's, with the biggest difference being the genders reversed.
** Ash's classmates in ''Sun and Moon'' share many elements with his companions from past sagas. For example, Lana is associated with Water-types and is an avid fisherwoman, much like Misty and Sophocles is a GadgeteerGeinus who has an affinity for Electric-types, kind of like Clemont. At the same time though, they have unique traits that set them apart from the character they're generally based on, which makes this a DownplayedExample.
18th Jun '17 6:18:08 PM comicwriter
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* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Tomboyish]] teen sleuth Masumi Sera from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was created as a replacement for Natsuki Koshimizu, a tomboyish one-shot detective from earlier in the series. According to the creator, Masumi was created because Natsuki had become unexpectedly popular with the fans, but the fact that [[spoiler: she killed someone and was subsequently arrested for the crime]] made it impossible to use her in future stories.

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* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Tomboyish]] teen sleuth Masumi Sera from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was created as a replacement for Natsuki Koshimizu, a tomboyish one-shot detective from earlier in the series. According to the creator, Gosho Aoyama, Masumi was created because Natsuki had become unexpectedly popular with the fans, but the fact that [[spoiler: she killed someone and was subsequently arrested for the crime]] made it impossible to use her in future stories.
18th Jun '17 6:16:19 PM comicwriter
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* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Tomboyish]] teen detective Masumi Sera from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was created as a replacement for Natsuki Koshimizu, a tomboyish one-shot detective from earlier in the series. According to the creator, Masumi was created because Natsuki had become unexpectedly popular with the fans, but the fact that [[spoiler: she killed someone and was subsequently arrested for the crime]] made it impossible to use her in future stories.

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* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Tomboyish]] teen detective sleuth Masumi Sera from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was created as a replacement for Natsuki Koshimizu, a tomboyish one-shot detective from earlier in the series. According to the creator, Masumi was created because Natsuki had become unexpectedly popular with the fans, but the fact that [[spoiler: she killed someone and was subsequently arrested for the crime]] made it impossible to use her in future stories.
18th Jun '17 6:15:50 PM comicwriter
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* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Tomboyish]] teen detective Masumi Sera from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was created as a replacement for Natsuki Koshimizu, a tomboyish one-shot detective from earlier in the series. According to the creator, Masumi was created because Natsuki had unexpectedly become popular with the fans, but the fact that [[spoiler: she killed someone and was subsequently arrested for the crime]] made it impossible to use her in future stories.

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* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Tomboyish]] teen detective Masumi Sera from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was created as a replacement for Natsuki Koshimizu, a tomboyish one-shot detective from earlier in the series. According to the creator, Masumi was created because Natsuki had become unexpectedly become popular with the fans, but the fact that [[spoiler: she killed someone and was subsequently arrested for the crime]] made it impossible to use her in future stories.
18th Jun '17 5:21:40 PM comicwriter
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* After Raoh was killed off in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', the authors introduced a very similar antagonist named Kaioh, who also rode a huge elephant-sized horses. He is eventually revealed to be Raoh's [[AssPull previously unmentioned]] [[BackupTwin blood-related older brother.]]
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'''s Machine #3 pilot, who tend to have similar pattern of being a fat ButtMonkey individual who is prone to injury and death.

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* After Raoh was killed off in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', the authors introduced a very similar antagonist named Kaioh, who also rode a huge elephant-sized horses.horse. He is eventually revealed to be Raoh's [[AssPull previously unmentioned]] [[BackupTwin blood-related older brother.]]
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'''s Machine #3 pilot, who After performing a HeroicSacrifice in ''Manga/GetterRobo'', [[TheBigGuy Musashi]] was replaced by a new pilot named Benkei. Across the various iterations of the franchise, both characters tend to have a similar pattern of being a fat ButtMonkey individual who is prone to injury and death. They're so similar that at least one adaptation cut out the middleman and made the two of them into a CompositeCharacter.
18th Jun '17 2:19:18 PM comicwriter
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** The villains from most of the ''DBZ'' movies are stand-ins[=/=]retreads of villains from the original manga: [[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Garlic Jr.]] is a much more menacing Pilaf[[note]]They even share voice actors in several countries, including the original Japanese and both Funimation and the Ocean Group's English dubs[[/note]], [[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight Tullece]] copies Vegeta (while also being a take on [[ForWantOfANail "What if Goku had stayed evil?"]]), Lord Slug is a transparent copy of Demon King Piccolo, [[[[Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge Cooler]] is (obviously) a copy of his younger brother Freeza, and [[Anime/DragonBallZFusionReborn Janemba]] is a riff on Majin Buu. [[Anime/DragonBallZSuperAndroid13 Android 13]] has some vague similarities to Cell, mostly in that he absorbs parts from his "brothers" to assume a more powerful form.

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** The villains from most of the ''DBZ'' movies are stand-ins[=/=]retreads of villains from the original manga: [[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Garlic Jr.]] is a much more menacing Pilaf[[note]]They even share voice actors in several countries, including the original Japanese and both Funimation and the Ocean Group's English dubs[[/note]], [[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight Tullece]] copies Vegeta (while also being a take on [[ForWantOfANail "What if Goku had stayed evil?"]]), Lord Slug is a transparent copy of Demon King Piccolo, [[[[Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge [[Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge Cooler]] is (obviously) a copy of his younger brother Freeza, and [[Anime/DragonBallZFusionReborn Janemba]] is a riff on Majin Buu. [[Anime/DragonBallZSuperAndroid13 Android 13]] has some vague similarities to Cell, mostly in that he absorbs parts from his "brothers" to assume a more powerful form.
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