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** In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', the members of the [[GoldfishPoopGang Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad]] were intended to be {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s that could easily defeat Sonic, only to [[GoneHorriblyRight come out the exact opposite]]: LethallyStupid clowns that [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain posed no threat to Sonic at all]]. Here, Robotnik created them solely to serve as cannon fodder, admitting to Metal Sonic that he ''deliberately'' made them as stupid as they are so they wouldn't think of rebelling against him (though even he admits that he dialed back their processing power a bit too much)..

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** In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', the members of the [[GoldfishPoopGang Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad]] were intended to be {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s that could easily defeat Sonic, only to [[GoneHorriblyRight come out the exact opposite]]: LethallyStupid clowns that [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain posed no threat to Sonic at all]]. Here, Robotnik created them solely to serve as cannon fodder, admitting to Metal Sonic that he ''deliberately'' made them as stupid as they are so they wouldn't think of rebelling against him (though even he admits that he dialed back their processing power a bit too much)..much).
* ''Fanfic/KnightsOfTheOtherworld'' has the [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Advent Decks]] be created by Merlin as a means to bind and control the Contract Monsters for people to use.

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** For starters, the original Amazons of ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'' were women from across time and the world who ended up on Paradise Island as refugees, started Amazonian training, took oaths to uphold Aphrodite's law and drank from the Fountain of Youth attaining immortality while on the island. Their small nation was founded by the war-like Amazons of myth who left that lifestyle behind to live on Paradise Island which they were lead to by Aphrodite in exchange for their oaths to never kill again.


* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'': Sonic's origin doesn't match the western origin given in ''Script/SonicTheHedgehogBible'' and ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogPromoComic''. In the original origin, Sonic was a prickly brown hedgehog who befriended a human named Dr. Kintobor. Eventually, both Sonic and Kintobor got into an accident that turned Sonic blue and turned the benevolent scientist into the evil Dr. Robotnik. In ''[=SatAM=]'', Sonic was always blue, he's more sociable and has been friends with Sally since childhood, and his backstory has nothing to do with Robotnik.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'': ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehogSatAM'': Sonic's origin doesn't match the western origin given in ''Script/SonicTheHedgehogBible'' and ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogPromoComic''. In the original origin, Sonic was a prickly brown hedgehog who befriended a human named Dr. Kintobor. Eventually, both Sonic and Kintobor got into an accident that turned Sonic blue and turned the benevolent scientist into the evil Dr. Robotnik. In ''[=SatAM=]'', Sonic was always blue, he's more sociable and has been friends with Sally since childhood, and his backstory has nothing to do with Robotnik.

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* ''FanFic/TalesOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
** Sticks' backstory was barely explored in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', whereas here, it's fully explored. [[spoiler:She grew up under the thumb of her father Jebediah Badger, a CorruptCorporateExecutive who groomed her into taking over his empire. Having only seen the bad side of Mobius' citizens through him, eventually Sticks ran away, shedding her birth name and becoming the WildChild she is.]]
** In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', the members of the [[GoldfishPoopGang Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad]] were intended to be {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s that could easily defeat Sonic, only to [[GoneHorriblyRight come out the exact opposite]]: LethallyStupid clowns that [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain posed no threat to Sonic at all]]. Here, Robotnik created them solely to serve as cannon fodder, admitting to Metal Sonic that he ''deliberately'' made them as stupid as they are so they wouldn't think of rebelling against him (though even he admits that he dialed back their processing power a bit too much)..


* ''Fanfic/TheMoonsFlashPrincess'': [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito's]] parents died in one of the first [[Anime/SailorMoon Youma attacks]], instead of a car accident - and he not only witnessed the attack, but only survived thanks to a few magical words he had learned from [[AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul his brother Akihiko]].

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* ''Fanfic/TheMoonsFlashPrincess'': [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito's]] parents died in one of the first [[Anime/SailorMoon Youma attacks]], instead of a car accident - and he not only witnessed the attack, but only survived thanks to a few magical words he had learned from [[AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul [[RelatedInTheAdaptation his brother Akihiko]].


* AdaptationalBackstoryChange: [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito's]] parents died in one of the first [[Anime/SailorMoon Youma attacks]], instead of a car accident - and he not only witnessed the attack, but only survived thanks to a few magical words he had learned from [[AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul his brother Akihiko]].

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* AdaptationalBackstoryChange: ''Fanfic/TheMoonsFlashPrincess'': [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito's]] parents died in one of the first [[Anime/SailorMoon Youma attacks]], instead of a car accident - and he not only witnessed the attack, but only survived thanks to a few magical words he had learned from [[AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul his brother Akihiko]].

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* AdaptationalBackstoryChange: [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito's]] parents died in one of the first [[Anime/SailorMoon Youma attacks]], instead of a car accident - and he not only witnessed the attack, but only survived thanks to a few magical words he had learned from [[AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul his brother Akihiko]].


** Gertrude isn't given much backstory in ''Hamlet''. It's revealed here that Gertrude was raised in a convent in France and has a twin sister named Mechtild. Gertrude was a target of bullying growing up, with Mechtild defending her. After Mechtild got pregnant out of wedlock and was persecuted as a witch, Gertrude apparently helped her go into hiding and kept her survival a secret. It's revealed here that Gertrude was raised in a convent in France and has a twin sister named Mechtild. Gertrude was a target of bullying growing up, with Mechtild defending her. After Mechtild got pregnant out of wedlock and was persecuted as a witch, Gertrude apparently helped her go into hiding and kept her survival a secret.

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** Gertrude isn't given much backstory in ''Hamlet''. It's revealed here that Gertrude was raised in a convent in France and has a twin sister named Mechtild. Gertrude was a target of bullying growing up, with Mechtild defending her. After Mechtild got pregnant out of wedlock and was persecuted as a witch, Gertrude apparently helped her go into hiding and kept her survival a secret. It's revealed here that Gertrude was raised in a convent in France and has a twin sister named Mechtild. Gertrude was a target of bullying growing up, with Mechtild defending her. After Mechtild got pregnant out of wedlock and was persecuted as a witch, Gertrude apparently helped her go into hiding and kept her survival a secret.


* ''Film/{{Ophelia}}'' makes some changes to Ophelia's backstory, overlapping with AdaptationExpansion as most of it doesn't contradict the original too much. In ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Ophelia is just one of Gertrude's ladies-in-waiting and presumably nobility. Here, it's specified that Ophelia isn't noble by birth and that Gertrude made her one of her ladies after taking a liking to her (and learning she had no mother), which results in the other ladies regarding her as an outsider. The fact she's technically a commoner is also significant in that it makes her even more 'unsuitable' as Hamlet's potential bride. Furthermore, it's never mentioned in ''Hamlet'' what happened to Ophelia's mother; here, it's stated that she [[PosthumousCharacter died many years ago]].

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* ''Film/{{Ophelia}}'' makes some changes to Ophelia's backstory, the backstories of [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia and Gertrude]], overlapping with AdaptationExpansion as most of it either doesn't contradict the original too much. much and/or because the characters don't have much backstory to begin with.
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In ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Hamlet'', Ophelia is just one of Gertrude's ladies-in-waiting and presumably nobility. Here, it's specified that Ophelia isn't noble by birth and that Gertrude made her one of her ladies after taking a liking to her (and learning she had no mother), which results in the other ladies regarding her as an outsider. The fact she's technically a commoner is also significant in that it makes her even more 'unsuitable' as Hamlet's potential bride. Furthermore, it's never mentioned in ''Hamlet'' what happened to Ophelia's mother; here, it's stated that she [[PosthumousCharacter died many years ago]].ago]].
** Gertrude isn't given much backstory in ''Hamlet''. It's revealed here that Gertrude was raised in a convent in France and has a twin sister named Mechtild. Gertrude was a target of bullying growing up, with Mechtild defending her. After Mechtild got pregnant out of wedlock and was persecuted as a witch, Gertrude apparently helped her go into hiding and kept her survival a secret. It's revealed here that Gertrude was raised in a convent in France and has a twin sister named Mechtild. Gertrude was a target of bullying growing up, with Mechtild defending her. After Mechtild got pregnant out of wedlock and was persecuted as a witch, Gertrude apparently helped her go into hiding and kept her survival a secret.


* ''Film/{{Ophelia}}'' makes some changes to Ophelia's backstory. In ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Ophelia is just one of Gertrude's ladies-in-waiting and presumably nobility. Here, it's specified that Ophelia isn't noble by birth and that Gertrude made her one of her ladies after taking a liking to her (and learning she had no mother), which results in the other ladies regarding her as an outsider. The fact she's technically a commoner is also significant in that it makes her even more 'unsuitable' as Hamlet's potential bride. Furthermore, it's never mentioned in ''Hamlet'' what happened to Ophelia's mother; here, it's stated that she [[PosthumousCharacter died many years ago]].

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* ''Film/{{Ophelia}}'' makes some changes to Ophelia's backstory.backstory, overlapping with AdaptationExpansion as most of it doesn't contradict the original too much. In ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Ophelia is just one of Gertrude's ladies-in-waiting and presumably nobility. Here, it's specified that Ophelia isn't noble by birth and that Gertrude made her one of her ladies after taking a liking to her (and learning she had no mother), which results in the other ladies regarding her as an outsider. The fact she's technically a commoner is also significant in that it makes her even more 'unsuitable' as Hamlet's potential bride. Furthermore, it's never mentioned in ''Hamlet'' what happened to Ophelia's mother; here, it's stated that she [[PosthumousCharacter died many years ago]].

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* ''Film/{{Ophelia}}'' makes some changes to Ophelia's backstory. In ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Ophelia is just one of Gertrude's ladies-in-waiting and presumably nobility. Here, it's specified that Ophelia isn't noble by birth and that Gertrude made her one of her ladies after taking a liking to her (and learning she had no mother), which results in the other ladies regarding her as an outsider. The fact she's technically a commoner is also significant in that it makes her even more 'unsuitable' as Hamlet's potential bride. Furthermore, it's never mentioned in ''Hamlet'' what happened to Ophelia's mother; here, it's stated that she [[PosthumousCharacter died many years ago]].

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* ''Fanfic/UnbreakableRedSilkenThread'': Jasmine and Samey did not meet until the season they debuted in. In this story, they had been pen pals ever since the second grade.


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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' episode "Healer", Harry Faulk is Jackie Thompson's neighbor and they seemingly did not have much of a relationship until they began using the healing stone to make money. In the short story adaptation by Alan Brennert, Harry is the closest thing that Jackie has to a father. They met when they were both serving sentences in Vacaville Prison ten years earlier. Since their release, they had worked together on numerous scams and swindles and the occasional burglary but only made enough money to pay their bills until Jackie stole the stone.
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** In "Healer", Harry Faulk is Jackie Thompson's neighbor and they seemingly did not have much of a relationship until they began using the healing stone to make money. In the short story adaptation by Alan Brennert, Harry is the closest thing that Jackie has to a father. They met when they were both serving sentences in Vacaville Prison ten years earlier. Since their release, they had worked together on numerous scams and swindles and the occasional burglary but only made enough money to pay their bills until Jackie stole the stone.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'':
** In "Healer", Harry Faulk is Jackie Thompson's neighbor and they seemingly did not have much of a relationship until they began using the healing stone to make money. In the short story adaptation by Alan Brennert, Harry is the closest thing that Jackie has to a father. They met when they were both serving sentences in Vacaville Prison ten years earlier. Since their release, they had worked together on numerous scams and swindles and the occasional burglary but only made enough money to pay their bills until Jackie stole the stone.
** In "Nightcrawlers", nothing is revealed of the backstory of the waitress at Big Bob's diner. In the short story by Robert R. [=McCammon=], she is a former hippie named Cheryl Lovesong who lived in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco in UsefulNotes/TheSixties and experimented with drugs while she was there.
** In "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium", David Wong decides to assume management of the Lost and Found Emporium after he finds his compassion. In the short story by William F. Wu, he had already been running the emporium for several months before he regained his compassion.
** In "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty", Gus Rosenthal had a difficult relationship with his father Lou growing up and regretted never telling him that he loved him before he died when Gus was in his teens. In the short story by Creator/HarlanEllison, Gus' relationship with both of his parents was even more difficult. He was sent to a military school at seven years old because of his poor behavior and ran away from home when he was thirteen.
** In "Gramma", there are no details given about Georgie's relationship with his elder brother Buddy. In the short story by Creator/StephenKing, it is mentioned that Buddy [[BigBrotherBully regularly bullies Georgie, both physically and verbally]]. [[spoiler:At the end of the story, Georgie is possessed by their grandmother's spirit and plans his revenge against Buddy for the years of torment.]]
** In "Dead Run", Johnny Davis decides to help the wrongfully condemned people whom he had been transporting to {{Hell}} only one day after taking the job. In the short story by Greg Bear, he is on the job for two years before his conscience gets the best of him and he begins to help the damned escape to {{Heaven}}.

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* In ''Fanfic/NewIslandLife'', Hajime is accepted into Class 77-B as Ultimate Reserve Student, instead of staying in the Reserve Course.

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