Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / AdaptationalWealth

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': In the ComicBook/PostCrisis ''ComicBook/{{Wonder Woman|1987}}'' Veronica Cale's pharmaceutical company was successful with offices in Texas and Washington D.C., but not massive and not nearly as successful as she wanted it to be putting her on a step below fellow villainous CEO Lex Luthor. In ''ComicBook/WonderWomanRebirth'' Veronica and her company are far more successful, have far more locations, and have robotics and AI divisions instead of being solely a pharmaceutical research company.


* In ''Fanfic/HeroicMyth'', [[Ficiton500 Gilgamesh]] is one of the first Servants Bell summons. As a result, the Hestia Familia instantly goes from living in a rundown church to getting their own mansion. Gilgamesh's endless wealth leads to ConspicuousConsumption, as he buys things like Undine Cloth swimsuits for the Familia that would easily cost hundreds of thousands of Valis on a whim.

to:

* In ''Fanfic/HeroicMyth'', [[Ficiton500 [[Fiction500 Gilgamesh]] is one of the first Servants Bell summons. As a result, the Hestia Familia instantly goes from living in a rundown church to getting their own mansion. Gilgamesh's endless wealth leads to ConspicuousConsumption, as he buys things like Undine Cloth swimsuits for the Familia that would easily cost hundreds of thousands of Valis on a whim. While the Hestia Familia was fairly well-off after their War Game with the Apollo Familia, here the only one they're in debt to is Gilgamesh himself due to him bartering his treasure for ludicrous amounts of cash.



* In ''Fanfic/HeroicMyth,'' the Hestia Familia goes from RagsToRiches practically overnight thanks to having [[Fiction500 Gilgamesh]] among its ranks. While the Hestia Familia was fairly well-off after their War Game with the Apollo Familia, here the only one they're in debt to is Gilgamesh himself due to him bartering his treasure for ludicrous amounts of cash.


* In the book version of ''Literature/AllTheBrightPlaces'', Finch's family are struggling financially due to his father's alcoholism and mother's depression. Their house in the film version is very nice, and there's no mention of financial trouble.
* ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' - Helen's family in the book doesn't have a lot of money due to all the children they have, Elsa likewise still living at home because they need the money. In the film, there are less children and the family own a massive department store. It's the other way round for Helen herself; in the book, she's got a good job as the local weather girl and able to live on her own. In the film, she has to work at the family store and still lives at home.
* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice2005'' emphasizes the Bennets' poverty compared to the Bingleys and Darcy far more so than other versions. WordOfGod is that he wanted to depict the "muddy hem" version, in comparison to the more familiar image of Longbourn as squeaky clean. In the film, Mr Collins assumes one of the daughters cooks the food, when the family are able to have a cook and maid.
* Music/SClub7 in their TV show were portrayed as a struggling band trying to get by. In the film ''Seeing Double'', which acts as a SoftReboot, they're shown to be as famous as they were in real life with the accompanying wealth.
* In-universe in ''Film/SavingMrBanks''. PL Travers complains that the concept art for the Banks house depicts them as far too well-to-do than how she had written them in her book.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Tywin reveals that the gold mines of Casterly Rock ran dry, putting the Lannisters in serious financial trouble that they have to work around for the rest of the series. No such thing happens in the books.

to:

* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
**
Tywin reveals that the gold mines of Casterly Rock ran dry, putting the Lannisters in serious financial trouble that they have to work around for the rest of the series. No such thing happens in the books.books.
** Robb's wife in the books is the daughter of a minor nobleman called Jeyne Westerling. In the show, she's a former Volantis lady called Talisa Maegyr who has left court behind to work as a field nurse.


* ''WesternAnimation/Pinocchio'': The Geppetto of [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio the books was notoriously poor]], to the point of not even having logs for fireplaces or having to forfeit his only jacket to buy Pinocchio a schoolbook. This Geppetto has a much more decent livelihood as the many machines on his house show.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/Pinocchio'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio}}'': The Geppetto of [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio the books was notoriously poor]], to the point of not even having logs for fireplaces or having to forfeit his only jacket to buy Pinocchio a schoolbook. This Geppetto has a much more decent livelihood as the many machines on his house show.

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Films - Animated]]
*''WesternAnimation/Pinocchio'': The Geppetto of [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio the books was notoriously poor]], to the point of not even having logs for fireplaces or having to forfeit his only jacket to buy Pinocchio a schoolbook. This Geppetto has a much more decent livelihood as the many machines on his house show.
[[/folder]]

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/HeroicMyth'', [[Ficiton500 Gilgamesh]] is one of the first Servants Bell summons. As a result, the Hestia Familia instantly goes from living in a rundown church to getting their own mansion. Gilgamesh's endless wealth leads to ConspicuousConsumption, as he buys things like Undine Cloth swimsuits for the Familia that would easily cost hundreds of thousands of Valis on a whim.

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/HeroicMyth,'' the Hestia Familia goes from RagsToRiches practically overnight thanks to having [[Fiction500 Gilgamesh]] among its ranks. While the Hestia Familia was fairly well-off after their War Game with the Apollo Familia, here the only one they're in debt to is Gilgamesh himself due to him bartering his treasure for ludicrous amounts of cash.


Note that a character getting or losing a title in the adaptation isn't necessarily this trope (even if it's a lowborn girl becoming [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]]). The different financial standing must be obviously shown or stated.

to:

Note that a character getting or losing a title in the adaptation isn't necessarily this trope (even if it's a lowborn girl becoming [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]]).princess). The different financial standing must be obviously shown or stated.

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/NowThatICanSeeYourFaceICanStandUpToAnything'', Shaggy isn't SecretlyWealthy. His mother runs a small diner.

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Tywin reveals that the gold mines of Casterly Rock ran dry, putting the Lannisters in serious financial trouble that they have to work around for the rest of the series. No such thing happens in the books.

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/TheDresdenFiles'' TV series, Harry is significantly more financially secure than in the novels - he owns an old but very nice home outright, whereas in many of the books he was often struggling to make rent in a tiny cellar apartment. In the show, Harry's secretly-evil adoptive father, Justin Morningway, was considerably more well-off and Harry ended up the sole inheritor of his estate. Harry wanted nothing to do with it except to help secure a new home far away, though. An old fan joke was that the show was the result of Harry (of the novels) selling his life story to help make rent.

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/RoadsideAssistance'', Neptune's family, the Vasilias', own half of the nuclear plants on the planet. They're on par with the Schnee's in terms of wealth. As a result, Neptune and Weiss have [[ChildhoodFriends known each other their entire lives.]] The two end up partnering up and married in something just shy of a monopoly, making them billionaires.


[[/folder]]

Alternative Title: Adaptational Poverty

to:

[[/folder]]

Alternative Title: Adaptational Poverty
[[/folder]]


* The ProfessionalWrestling series ''Fanfic/TheJWL'' made Khosrow Daivari into a [[Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase}} "The Million-Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]] {{Expy}} with contacts all over the world. His business in [[UsefulNotes/ThatSouthEastAsianCountry Myanmar]] led to that country's dictator Than Shwe giving Daivari his first charge, a masked WrestlingMonster named The Burmese Python. This is completely different from how he was portrayed in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, where he was the [[AngryBlackMan Angry Persian-American Man]] manager of Wrestling/MuhammadHassan.

to:

* The ProfessionalWrestling series ''Fanfic/TheJWL'' made [[Wrestling/ShawnDaivari Khosrow Daivari Daivari]] into a [[Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase}} "The Million-Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]] {{Expy}} with contacts all over the world. His business in [[UsefulNotes/ThatSouthEastAsianCountry Myanmar]] led to that country's dictator Than Shwe giving Daivari his first charge, a masked WrestlingMonster named The Burmese Python. This is completely different from how he was portrayed in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, where he was the [[AngryBlackMan Angry Persian-American Man]] manager of Wrestling/MuhammadHassan.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 18

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report