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* Happens a ton with Superheroes, especially Franchise/{{Batman}}. Thankfully, many superheroes have had many different genres positions on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism even in their own medium, which makes these easier to swallow.


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* Happens a ton with Superheroes, especially Franchise/{{Batman}}. Thankfully, many superheroes have had many different genres positions on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism even in their own medium, which makes these easier to swallow.
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* ''Manga/SuicideClub'' is a manga adaptation of [[Film/SuicideClub the film by the same name]]. The film's creator encouraged the mangaka to come up with his own take on the story. As a result, while the central theme of supernaturally-influenced suicides remains, the actual stories are very different.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' and has the same core themes and ''basic'' plot outline of a kind-hearted girl making a hazardous journey to save her estranged childhood friend from The Snow Queen / depression, with only her brave heart and determination to aid her... except the eponymous queen and the DudeInDistress have been combined into a CompositeCharacter, and "Kai and Gerda" are [[MythologyGag the names of two adult servants]] instead of the main characters, and despite the story getting quite dark, has more comedy.


* All Creator/TimBurton films have a distinct style of [[PerkyGoth dark quirkiness]], making movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' far less colorful than other adaptations, while things like ''Film/{{Batman| 1989}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow1999'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' become weirder.

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* All Creator/TimBurton films have a distinct style of [[PerkyGoth dark quirkiness]], making movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' far less colorful than other adaptations, while things like ''Film/{{Batman| 1989}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow1999'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'' become weirder.


* ''Literature/TheShining'' novel is unabashedly supernatural; the Creator/StanleyKubrick [[Film/TheShining film]] favors MaybeMagicMaybeMundane.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' is based upon the novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', but takes the exact opposite stance on its theme.

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* ''Literature/TheShining'' novel is unabashedly supernatural; the Creator/StanleyKubrick [[Film/TheShining film]] favors MaybeMagicMaybeMundane.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' is based upon the Philip K. Dick novel ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', but takes the exact opposite stance on its theme.theme. Reportedly, the screenwriters had not read the original book.


Adaptations of this type fall into Type 2 of the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification by default: anything higher would require the adaptation to remain faithful to the tone of the source material, but [[InNameOnly anything lower]] would require the work to disregard even basic similarities. These adaptations may stray away from or even [[SpiritualAntithesis outright subvert]] the intent of the original work, but typically keep the basic premise intact.

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Adaptations of this type fall into Type 2 of the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification by default: anything higher would require the adaptation to remain faithful to the tone of the source material, but [[InNameOnly anything lower]] would require the work to disregard disregards even basic similarities. These adaptations may stray away from or even [[SpiritualAntithesis outright subvert]] the intent of the original work, but typically keep the basic premise intact.

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Adaptations of this type fall into Type 2 of the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification by default: anything higher would require the adaptation to remain faithful to the tone of the source material, but [[InNameOnly anything lower]] would require the work to disregard even basic similarities. These adaptations may stray away from or even [[SpiritualAntithesis outright subvert]] the intent of the original work, but typically keep the basic premise intact.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and "Kai and Gerda" are [[MythologyGag the names of two adult servants]] instead of the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' and has the same core themes and ''basic'' plot outline of a kind-hearted girl making a hazardous journey to save her estranged childhood friend from The Snow Queen / depression, with only her brave heart and determination to aid her... except the eponymous queen is and the DudeInDistress have been combined into a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, CompositeCharacter, and "Kai and Gerda" are [[MythologyGag the names of two adult servants]] instead of the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.characters, and despite the story getting quite dark, has more comedy.


* All Creator/TimBurton films have a distinct style of [[PerkyGoth dark quirkiness]], making movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' far less colorful than other adaptations, while things like ''Film/{{Batman| 1989}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' become weirder.

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* All Creator/TimBurton films have a distinct style of [[PerkyGoth dark quirkiness]], making movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' far less colorful than other adaptations, while things like ''Film/{{Batman| 1989}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', ''Film/SleepyHollow1999'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' become weirder.


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and "Kai and Gerda" are [[MythologyGag the names of two adult servants]] instead of the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and "Kai and Gerda" are [[MythologyGag the names of two adult servants]] instead of the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.


SuperTrope to DarkerAndEdgier and LighterAndSofter. SisterTrope to ToneShift.

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SuperTrope to DarkerAndEdgier and LighterAndSofter. SisterTrope to ToneShift.
ToneShift. Not to be confused with characters who are made more inspirational in a work’s adaption.

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* While most pinball games [[LicensedPinballTables based on existing works]] tend to be relatively loose adaptations (since the medium rarely allows for stories above {{Excuse Plot}}s), ''Pinball/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' is particularly notable because the bulk of the game is themed around '50s [[DriveInTheater drive-in theaters]], with [[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon the original movie]] only getting "adapted" in its multiball mode.
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* While ''Fanfic/TokimekiPokeLiveAndTwinbee'' is darker like ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' and ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'', it is also like your typical moe Seinen/J-Idol anime alongside elements from ''Franchise/LoveLive'', ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' and ''{{VideoGame/Twinbee}}''.

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* Charles Edward Pogue's original script for ''Film/TheFly1986'' took the central premise of the [[Literature/TheFly short story]] and its rather faithful [[Film/TheFly1958 1958 film adaptation]] -- a scientist's TeleporterAccident renders him a mix of man and insect -- and added the twist that the transformation wasn't a instantaneous swapping of body parts leaving a man with a fly's head and vice-versa, but rather a SlowTransformation on a molecular-genetic level into one HalfHumanHybrid. Creator/DavidCronenberg's total revision of that script started by changing the protagonists from a long-married couple to a lonely recluse and the reporter who becomes his lover as she chronicles, and even inspires, the refinement of his invention. The pivotal accident is not merely a quirk of fate, but a TragicMistake resulting from his jealousy regarding her ex. The SlowTransformation becomes a metaphor for the inevitability of disease and death, and the toll they take on both the bodies and psyches of the afflicted and those who love them -- depicted via some of the grisliest BodyHorror ever put to film.


* All Creator/TimBurton films have a distinct style of [[PerkyGoth dark quirkiness]], making movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' far less colorful than other adaptations, while things like ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' become weirder.

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* All Creator/TimBurton films have a distinct style of [[PerkyGoth dark quirkiness]], making movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' far less colorful than other adaptations, while things like ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ''Film/{{Batman| 1989}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' become weirder.

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