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A series title that made perfect sense when it began, but after a number of changes to the premise, no longer makes sense to people who don't go back to the beginning. Sometimes a new element is put in to justify the title.

This usually happens when a movie named after a specific MacGuffin suddenly gets a sequel, and changing the title to something else might throw people off that this ''is'' a sequel. One of the ways to avert this is through a FranchiseDrivenRetitling, downgrading the original to a subtitle with the main title being something more consistent. They very well couldn't have called the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' sequel ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders of the Lost Ark 2]]'', could they?

See also TheArtifact. Often a direct result of NothingIsTheSameAnymore. Sometimes results in NewSeasonNewName. Happens often in poorly devised AlternateUniverse FanFiction. Eventually this could turn a title into a NonindicativeName. This can also happen on a larger scale with NetworkDecay.

Not to be confused with MacGuffinTitle.
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!!Examples:
[[index]]
* ArtifactTitle/AnimeAndManga
* ArtifactTitle/{{Art}}
* ArtifactTitle/ComicBooks
* ArtifactTitle/FanFiction
* ArtifactTitle/{{Film}}
* ArtifactTitle/{{Literature}}
* ArtifactTitle/LiveActionTV
* ArtifactTitle/{{Magazines}}
* ArtifactTitle/{{Music}}
* ArtifactTitle/NewspaperComics
* ArtifactTitle/NewMedia
* ArtifactTitle/{{Pinball}}
* ArtifactTitle/ProfessionalWrestling
* ArtifactTitle/{{Roleplay}}
* ArtifactTitle/{{Sports}}
* ArtifactTitle/StandUpComedy
* ArtifactTitle/TabletopGames
* ArtifactTitle/ThemeParks
* ArtifactTitle/{{Toys}}
* ArtifactTitle/VideoGames
* ArtifactTitle/WebComics
* ArtifactTitle/WebOriginal
* ArtifactTitle/WebVideo
* ArtifactTitle/WesternAnimation
* ArtifactTitle/RealLife
[[/index]]
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