Author Usurpation

A work so iconic, it defines the creator. And makes people forget that He Also Did (other works, which you wouldn't believe if you didn't know).

In most cases, authors that create a great work and several lesser-known works can still be associated with all of them. However, if the work is popular enough, it overshadows all other aspects of their career. In extreme cases, the work becomes synonymous with the author's name.

For the actor version, see I Am Not Spock. Compare Magnum Opus Dissonance and Tough Act to Follow. Contrast One-Book Author for when the person has only made a single work.

Examples:

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  • Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid, to his annoyance.
  • Bungie, despite making ground-breaking series such as Marathon and Myth, will forevermore be known as the studio that created the Halo series.
  • Alpha Dream have created quite a few games over their studio's lifespan, but they're mostly known for the Mario & Luigi series.
  • Game Freak and Pokémon. Also for that matter, Pokemon creator Satoshi Tajiri and artist Ken Sugimori, who are also mostly known for their work on Pokemon despite having worked on a fair few games at the company in the past.

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