* In John Allison's own words: BadMachinery "is son of ScaryGoRound in the same way that Scary Go Round was son of {{Bobbins}}."
* Shaenon Garrity's ''SkinHorse'' is a bit of an odd duck here-- it ''was'' the spiritual successor to ''{{Narbonic}}''. A group of misfits providing each other with emotional support; one or two non-human sentients trying to find a way to fit into the world; and a dash of UST. Now, however, a Narbonic character has made an appearance in Skin Horse, promoting it ([[{{Retcon}} retroactively]]?) to ''actual'' sequel.
** It's been confirmed by WordOfGod that UNITY is what the military did with the samples of Mell's DNA that Helen sold them. If that wasn't planned from the start it fits together ''very'' neatly.
* ''Girly'' by Josh Lesnick is... kind of a Spiritual Successor to his previous webcomic ''CuteWendy''. The two main characters from ''Cute Wendy'' are the mother and father/mother of Winter from ''Girly'', but the stories are separate and unique enough to be considered a league of its own.
* ThreePanelSoul is the SpiritualSuccessor to MacHall. The relationship between the two comics is not dissimilar to the relationship of one's life during college, and one's life after college (and not without good reason, either, since that's what they're about with regards to Matt and Ian).
* The webcomic ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' is believed to be a spiritual successor of ''Series/RedDwarf''.
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' was directly inspired by ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings''.
* ''Webcomic/AntiHeroes'' openly acknowledges right at the top of the page that it was inspired by Rich Burlew's ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', and uses a similar stick-figure style as well as medium-aware gags, and even a few breaking-the-fourth-wall-references to Burlew's style. The overall plot and universe differ significantly, though.

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