Spiritual Successor: Fan Works
- Luminosity is doing to the Twilight universe what Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality did to the Harry Potter universe—that is, take the main character, make him/her intelligent and rational, and write the story from there. Bella isn't quite as much of a Child Prodigy, though.
- My Little Unicorn is considered this to Sonichu.
- Horrifyingly, Sweet Apple Massacre could be considered this to Cupcakes.
- There's also Muffins, Dresses and Pattycakes.
- Super Mario Bros. Z received a spiritual successor in the form of Super Mario Bros. GT: The Grand Adventure, this one being a crossover with Kirby.
- A case of one with a fanwork: Super Smash Ponies is considered a spiritual successor to My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic .
- Animegx43's Twilight Sparkle: Ace Attorney series has been described as a spiritual successor to Turnabout Storm, by one of the people who worked on Turnabout Storm.