Created By: Abodos on August 10, 2017 Last Edited By: Abodos on August 12, 2017

Sequel Logo In Ruins

When the logo for a sequel is very weathered-looking compared to the first version.

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Whenever the sequel for a work goes in a Darker and Edgier direction, there is a tendency to advertise it with a more weathered and battered looking variation of the first work's logo. This is a convenient visual shorthand for the extra death and/or destruction that will take place in the sequel.



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  • August 10, 2017
    • BioShock 2 is set ten years after the original. The sequel's logo is significantly more corroded and even encrusted with barnacles, indicating how badly Rapture has decayed between the two games.
  • August 11, 2017
    • Mass Effect 1's logo is the franchise's title written in soothing blue letters, the second game's logo is the same but with a slightly-corroded "2" on a red square while the third game's is like the second but even more corroded. Sure enough, each game's tone is darker than the previous.
  • August 12, 2017
    Gave you a hat, definitely a trope.

    I'm not sure if it counts, but in the Harry Potter series, the logo of the franchise grew progressively darker and more desaturated with each instalment.
  • August 12, 2017