In many sequel names, particularly in schlock horror, the title, or [[ElectricBoogaloo sub-title]], describes some kind of return, revenge, reaction, counter-force, backlash, etc. that usually implies it's a direct consequence of one of the previous installments. The movie's tagline might even be something like "And ''this'' time, ItsPersonal."

Also expect "Son of _____" and "Bride of _____".

Compare TheresNoBInMovie. Subtrope of StockSubtitle.

----
!!Examples:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The second season of ''{{Jubei-chan}}'' "The Counterattack of Siberian Yagyuu."
* ''Mewtwo Strikes Back'' is an odd example, since it's the subtitle of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. The sequel is called ''Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns''.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02: Revenge of Diaboromon''. The original Japanese title was ''Diaboromon Strikes Back.'' The "02" in ''Digimon 02'' refers to it taking place in 2002, though. (At the time it was written, 2002 was TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.)
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam: CharsCounterattack''
* TheMovie ''MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory: The Last Blitz of Zeon''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and its sequel ''TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''
* The second ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' trade paperback is titled "The Revenge of the Return".
* ComicBook/AmbushBug's second series was ''Son of Ambush Bug''.
* {{Lobo}}'s second series was ''Lobo's Back''. The ''third'' was ''Lobo's Back's Back''.
* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: The End'', Jubilee is a movie producer - and one of the posters in her office is for ''LordOfTheFlies 2: Piggy's Revenge''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The UniversalHorror films of the '30s and '40s may have been the TropeCodifier:
** ''[[Film/{{Frankenstein1931}} Frankenstein]]'' was followed by ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', etc.
** ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'' was followed by ''Film/DraculasDaughter'', ''Film/SonOfDracula'', and ''Film/HouseOfDracula''.
** ''Film/TheMummy1932'' was followed by ''Film/TheMummysHand'' (actually a reboot rather than a direct sequel), which itself was followed by ''The Mummy's Tomb'', ''The Mummy's Ghost'', and ''The Mummy's Curse''.
** ''Film/TheInvisibleMan'' was followed by ''The Invisible Man Returns'' and ''The Invisible Woman''.
** ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' was followed by ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature'' and ''Film/TheCreatureWalksAmongUs''.
* Three out of six ''StarWars'' movies:
** ''Episode V: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Has become so well known that nearly any movie, book, or other title with the words "strike back" in it that came after 1980 is 99% likely to be referencing this.
** ''Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' It was originally titled ''[[http://posterwire.com/return-of-the-jedi/ Revenge of the Jedi]]'' in both posters and even the teaser trailer before Lucas changed the title a few weeks before the premiere (as Jedi do not seek Revenge).
** ''Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith''...which was itself a reference to the original title of Episode VI.
* ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance''
* ''[[TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back]]'', which is of course a direct reference to ''StarWars''. Complete with Mark Hamill (applause).
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge''. However, it's a NonIndicativeTitle, since Freddy is not getting his revenge on anyone. Nancy, the only survivor of the original film is not in this one, [[spoiler:and she didn't even beat him then, prompting no actual revenge.]] There is also no hint that the kids' parents in this film were responsible for killing Freddy.
* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'':
** ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers''
** ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers''
** ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'' was originally going to be ''Halloween 7: The Revenge of Laurie Strode''.
* ''[[Film/JackFrost1997 Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman]]''
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' (a sort-of sequel to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'') and its ''four'' sequels.
* The actual George Romero sequels: ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'', ''Film/DayOfTheDead'', ''Film/LandOfTheDead'', ''Film/DiaryOfTheDead'', and ''Film/SurvivalOfTheDead''.
* ''Film/JawsTheRevenge''
* ''[[Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration The Return of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]''.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' (the sequel to [[TransformersFilmSeries the Bay film]]). Justified title, as the Fallen is an actual character in the movie, seeking revenge for things that happened millenia before the first movie took place. Also a subtle play on events from the first movie.
* ''Revenge of ThePinkPanther'', ''The Return of the Pink Panther'', ''The Pink Panther Strikes Again'', ''Trail of the Pink Panther'', ''Curse of the Pink Panther'', ''Son of the Pink Panther''.
* ''Porky's Revenge''
* ''Film/SupermanReturns''
* ''Film/BatmanReturns''
* ''Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge''
* ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain''
** ''[[Film/AllMonstersAttack Godzilla's Revenge]]''.
** ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'', also known as ''Godzilla 1985''.
** The second Mechagodzilla movie, known in America as ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'', has a Japanese title that translates to ''Mechagodzilla's Counterattack''.
* ''Star Trek II'' was nearly named ''The Vengeance of Khan'', but the third ''StarWars'' movie was known at the time as ''Revenge'' of the Jedi, so they switched to calling it ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]''.
* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'':
** ''Film/TheMummyReturns''
** Done again at the Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks with the ''Revenge of the Mummy'' roller coaster.
* HammerHorror were ''never'' content with a NumberedSequel. Why settle for 'Dracula III' when you can have ''Film/DraculaHasRisenFromTheGrave!'' instead?
* ''PsychoCopReturns''
* ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing''
* ''Return of Sabata''
* ''Film/{{Zebraman}} 2: Vengeful Zebra City''
* ''Son of Kong'', sequel to the original ''Film/KingKong''.
* ''DrPhibesRisesAgain'', sequel to ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''.
* The fourth and fifth ''Film/ChildsPlay'' films are entitled ''Bride of Chucky'' and ''Seed of Chucky''.
* ''Bride of Film/ReAnimator'' and ''Beyond Re-Animator''
* ''Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)'' is a follow-up to the 1967 film ''Valley of the Dolls''.
* ''[[Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes Return of the Killer Tomatoes!]]'' and ''Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!''
* ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* ''[[Film/CabinByTheLake Return to Cabin by the Lake]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* Creator/CJCherryh's novel ''[[ChanurNovels The Kif Strike Back]]''. Cherryh was shocked that her publisher took her joking suggestion seriously.
* It's worth noting that ''[[TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'' is not an example of this trope because: 1) it's not a trilogy but the third volume of a single story, 2) the titular return is something that's been hundreds (?) of years in the making, and not a direct follow-up to the two previous installments.
** ''Return of the Shadow'' was a rejected title for ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', and eventually turned up as the title of the sixth volume in ''The History of Middle-Earth'', Christopher Tolkien's MakingOf dodecalogy.
* ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat Comes Back''
* Many ''{{Goosebumps}}'' books: "Return of the Mummy", "Say Cheese and Die - Again!", "Return to [=HorrorLand=]", "Return to Ghost Camp", "Return to the Carnival of Horrors", "Return to Terror Tower", "Revenge of the Body Squeezers" and "Bride of the Living Dummy". The "Goosebumps [=HorrorLand=]" series includes several non-numbered sequels, starting with "Revenge of the Living Dummy". The nineteenth (and last announced) book in the series is "Return to Chiller House", which is the last installment in a seven-book storyline.
* Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's first collection of SherlockHolmes stories after bringing the character back to life was titled - what else? - ''The Return of Sherlock Holmes''.
* The final two books in Craig Shaw Gardner's ''Cineverse Cycle'' (which take place in a universe of clashing [[TheresNoBInMovie B-Movies]]) are called ''Bride of the Slime Monster'' and ''Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies'' (the first is ''Slaves of the Volcano God'').
* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in-universe. Dan decides to use his new credit card to order ''The Ninja’s Revenge Part VII: The Last Revenge'' and ''The Ninja’s Revenge Part VIII: The Final Last Revenge'' on Pay-per-view.
* The illustrated collections of the ''Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell'' have volumes named "Son of the Bastard Operator From Hell" and "Bride of the BOFH".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episodes "Return of the Evil Leaper" and "Revenge of the Evil Leaper."
* ''Whatever Happened to TheLikelyLads?'' is kind of a variation on this.
* Several ''Series/MrBean'' episodes: "The Return of Mr. Bean", "The Curse of Mr. Bean", "Mr. Bean Rides Again", etc.
* From ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' comes "Slapgiving: Revenge of the Slap".
* The second Cinemax season (third Sky1 series) of ''StrikeBack'' is known as ''Strike Back: Vengeance'' in Britian.
* An in-universe example happens in ''{{Friends}}'', when Joey mentions to have acted in a movie titled "Family Honor 2: This-a-Time-a-It's-a-Personal".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* The O.C. Supertones' second studio album was titled ''Supertones Strike Back'', and their sixth was titled ''Revenge of the O.C. Supertones''.
* ''Son of Schmilsson'', Music/HarryNilsson's followup album to ''Nilsson Schmilsson''.
* The FrankZappa instrumental trilogy ''Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar'', ''Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar Some More'', and ''Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar''.
** The song title ''Return of the Son of Monster Magnet'' (predating the above trilogy) parodies this trope.
* Although it's not a sequel, ''Music/{{Genesis}}'' gave us "Return of the Giant Hogweed," in which the eponymous weed ([[TruthInTelevision which, in real life, is very unpleasant]]) comes to life and wreaks havoc.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinball]]
* Given its B-movie traits, ''Pinball/RevengeFromMars'' is fittingly named.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}} Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}: Grunty's Revenge''
* ''[[VideoGame/BatmanSunsoft Batman: Return of the Joker]]''. The SegaGenesis version changes the title to ''Revenge of the Joker''.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance''
* ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}} 3: Sabata's Counterattack''
* ''Cybernoid II: The Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon II: The Revenge''
** ''Return of VideoGame/DoubleDragon'', the Japanese version of ''Super Double Dragon''.
* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' expansion pack ''Yuri's Revenge''.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars: Kane's Wrath''
* ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} MOTHER2]]: Gyiyg Strikes Back'' (known as ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' in the U.S.)
* ''VideoGame/WingCommander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi''
* ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''
** The mini-game ''Revenge of Meta Knight'' in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' was the titular knight's second appearance in the mainline VideoGame/{{Kirby}} series.
** From ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super Star Ultra]]'', we get ''Revenge of the King.'' [[AxCrazy Dedede's really snapped this time.]]
* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge''
* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack''
* ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'', the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canonical]] NES sequel to the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear''. The title makes very little sense in context, since the plot is actually about Big Boss getting his revenge on Solid Snake for turning him into a cyborg. It becomes HilariousInHindsight when ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' revealed that "Snake" was originally Big Boss' codename.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bonk}}'s Revenge'', but what Bonk's getting revenge for is uncertain. If anything, King Drool should be getting revenge on him.
* ''[[BattleClash Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/StarTropics Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II]]''
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge'', which is actually about Dracula getting his revenge on Christopher.
* The PAL version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Super C]]'' is known as ''Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces''.
** The arcade version of ''Super Contra'' bore the tagline ''Erian no Gyakushu'' in Japan, which literally means "The Alien's Counterattack" or "The Aliens Strikes Back".
* The two ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' sequels for the SegaGenesis were called ''The Revenge of Shinobi'' and ''Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master''.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles II: Back from the Sewers'' the second GameBoy game in the series.
** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder'', the Japanese version of ''[=TMNT=]: The Hyperstone Heist'' for the Genesis.
* ''Night Warriors: VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}' Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManDrWilysRevenge'' (the first GameBoy game in the series)
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe: Revenge of the Death Adder'' (the arcade sequel)
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia III: Malcolm's Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge''
* ''VideoGame/{{Arkanoid}}: Revenge of Doh''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest II: Vohaul's Revenge''
** In ''Space Quest IV'', one of the time travel dates is called ''Space Quest XII: Vohaul's Revenge II''.
* ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest II: The Vengeance''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}: Risky's Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/LodeRunner II: The Bungeling Strikes Back''
* ''VideoGame/UltimaII: The Revenge of the Enchantress''. The BigBad of part two is the ex-girlfriend of the BigBad from part one.
* ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}} 2: Swampy's Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''
* ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer Star Wars Racer Revenge]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hunchback}} II: Quasimodo's Revenge''. It's not clear what Quasimodo is supposed to be taking revenge for.
* ''Spider-Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge''
* ''Return of the Invaders'', 1985 sequel to ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''
* ''Revenge of the Mutant Camels'', sequel to ''Attack of the Mutant Camels''
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} IV: The Return of Werdna''
* ''VideoGame/DungeonMaster: Chaos Strikes Back''
* ''The Return of Ishtar'', sequel to ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga''
* ''Dragon's Revenge'', sequel to ''[[VideoGame/CrushPinball Dragon's Fury]]''
* ''Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back''
* ''Montezuma's Return'' was a sequel to ''Montezuma's Revenge'', which wasn't a sequel to anything.
* ''Videogame/MysteryCaseFiles 5: Return to Ravenhearst'' and ''Videogame/MysteryCaseFiles 8: Escape from Ravenhearst''.
* ''ComicStrip/DanDare II: Mekon's Revenge''
* ''Doomdark's Revenge'', sequel to ''Lords of Midnight''
* ''Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance''. (This may have been intended as a TagLine rather than a subtitle, but some versions did include it on the title screen.)
* Another non-sequel example is the Gameboy Advance port of {{Infogrames}}' ''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994'' titled ''Revenge Of The Smurfs'' (which is also the name of one of [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs the cartoon show's episodes]]).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* A story on Website/TheDailyWTF mentions the [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/ITAPPMONROBOT.aspx ITAPPMONROBOT]] server, dedicated to physically pushing a button with its CD tray. A year later, a similar story was published as [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/The-Son-of-ITAPPMONROBOT.aspx The Son of ITAPPMONROBOT]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman Frosty Returns]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Revenge of the Island''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* "Pojan koston paluu" is used quite a lot in Finnish. It literally means "The return of the revenge of the son".
* Similarly, in Spain "X 2: La Venganza" (X 2: The Revenge) is basically the Spanish equivalent of ElectricBoogaloo.
[[/folder]]

!!Parodies:

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': Pinkie spoofs this in one of [[BreakingTheFourthWall her fourth wall moments]] with the potential sequel title ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: The Revenge of Wob Niar'' [[note]][[SdrawkcabName Wob Niar]] being the made-up name of her "EvilTwin of Rainbow Dash" theory.[[/note]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Taken to the [[ParodiedTrope hilarious]] [[ExaggeratedTrope extreme]] [[UpToEleven and beyond]] by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Day_of_the_Dawn_of_the_Son_of_the_Bride_of_the_Return_of_the_Revenge_of_the_Terror_of_the_Attack_of_the_Evil,_Mutant,_Alien,_Flesh_Eating,_Hellbound,_Zombified_Living_Dead_Part_2:_In_Shocking_2-D Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D]]''—which isn't even a sequel in the first place. That is, it does have a sort of sequel itself: ''Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 33''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', the Old Count is writing a piece of "music" entitled ''Return of the Bride of the Revenge of the Son of Count Magpyr''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'' episode has the title character making sacracstic reference to "''Dictionary 2: Revenge of the Killer Dictionary''".
* ''Series/MrShow'' had a sketch called ''The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost'' - a BMovie parody which consisted largely of the characters arguing over what it was they were supposed to be afraid of.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'',
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2166 Monique gets hit with the revenge of the son of pain.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2215 Seymour sees the Revenge of the Pope.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* ''How 2 Kill a Mockingbird: Return of the Revenge''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oVceepxlBk Parodied]] by the ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' guy.
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] names his live shows in such a manner (e.g: ''Return of Atop the Fourth Wall Live'', ''Curse of Atop the Fourth Wall Live'', ''Son of Atop the Fourth Wall Live'', etc).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons were once watching a trailer for ''Titanic 2: Revenge of the Titanic''.
** "''Film/RockyV'' plus ''RockyII'' equals... Rocky VII: Adrian's Revenge!"
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is "Return to the House of Mummies, part 2." [[UnInstallment There is no part 1.]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' has the gang sucked into a horror movie called ''The Son of the Bride of the Ghost of Frankenstein''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole".
* The TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles had an episode where Baxter Stockman returns yet again from [[SealedEvilInACan banishment in dimensional limbo]], called "Son of Return of the Fly II." (Two of his other appearances were straight examples of this title trope: "Return of the Fly" before the parody-titled episode, and Revenge of the Fly after it.)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSnowQueen1995'''s sequel is named ''The Snow Queen's Revenge''.
* Season one of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' had an episode titled "Battle of the Brainteasers". (The "brainteasers" were PuppeteerParasite aliens that looked like hats with eyes.) A sequel episode followed in season two titled "The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!"
[[/folder]]

----