Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / BroadStrokes

Go To



* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has done this with its various incarnations of the Hulk. ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' is mostly a ContinuityReboot of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', Creator/EdwardNorton taking over the title role for Creator/EricBana, but it keeps details of the first film in broad strokes, such as starting out in South America, where TheTag of the first film left off. ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' does the same thing to ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', replacing Norton with Creator/MarkRuffalo but making references to some of the plot points of the that film, such as "breaking Harlem." Further installments of the MCU films make more references to ''The Incredible Hulk'', such as bringing back Creator/WilliamHurt as General Ross and showing a picture of Creator/LivTyler as Betty Ross.

to:

* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has done this with its various incarnations of the Hulk. ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' is mostly a ContinuityReboot of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', Creator/EdwardNorton taking over the title role for Creator/EricBana, but it keeps details of the first film in broad strokes, such as starting out in South America, where TheTag of the first film left off. ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' does the same thing to ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', replacing Norton with Creator/MarkRuffalo but making references to some of the plot points of the that film, such as "breaking Harlem." Further installments of the MCU films make more references to ''The Incredible Hulk'', such as bringing back Creator/WilliamHurt as General Ross and showing a picture of Creator/LivTyler as Betty Ross.


* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Shang Tsung, Kano and the original Sub-Zero having been killed during the tournament, but the {{Flashback}}s showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film ([[{{Bowdlerize}} likely to tone down the violence]]). Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Shang Tsung, Kano and the original Sub-Zero having been killed during the tournament, but the {{Flashback}}s showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film movie ([[{{Bowdlerize}} likely to tone down the violence]]). Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.


* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Shang Tsung, Kano and the original Sub-Zero during the tournament, but the {{Flashback}}s showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film ([[{{Bowdlerize}} likely to tone down the violence]]). Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Shang Tsung, Kano and the original Sub-Zero having been killed during the tournament, but the {{Flashback}}s showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film ([[{{Bowdlerize}} likely to tone down the violence]]). Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.


* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Liu Kang having killed Shang Tsung and the original Sub-Zero during the tournament, but the {{Flashback}}s showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film. Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Liu Kang having killed Shang Tsung Tsung, Kano and the original Sub-Zero during the tournament, but the {{Flashback}}s showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film.film ([[{{Bowdlerize}} likely to tone down the violence]]). Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.


* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Liu Kang having killed Shang Tsung and the original Sub-Zero during the tournament, but the {{Flashbacks}} showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film. Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''VideoGame/UltimateMortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Liu Kang having killed Shang Tsung and the original Sub-Zero during the tournament, but the {{Flashbacks}} {{Flashback}}s showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film. Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''VideoGame/UltimateMortalKombat3'', ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' took this attitude towards the [[Film/MortalKombat first live-action movie]], which it was ostensibly intended to be a sequel to. There are references to the events of the film, such as Liu Kang having killed Shang Tsung and the original Sub-Zero during the tournament, but the {{Flashbacks}} showing those deaths differ from how they were actually depicted in the film. Another big difference is that Johnny Cage, who was one of the main characters in the movie, was never seen or even referenced in the cartoon. This was due to the show also drawing inspiration from ''VideoGame/UltimateMortalKombat3'', where Cage had been killed off.


* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has done this with its various incarnations of the Hulk. ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' is mostly a ContinuityReboot of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', Creator/EdwardNorton taking over the title role for Creator/EricBana, but it keeps details of the first film in broad strokes, such as starting out in South America, where TheTag of the first film left off. ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' does the same thing to ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', replacing Norton with Creator/MarkRuffalo but making references to some of the plot points of the that film, such as "breaking Harlem." Further installments of the MCU films make more references to ''The Incredible Hulk'', such bringing back Creator/WilliamHurt as General Ross and showing a picture of Creator/LivTyler as Betty Ross.

to:

* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has done this with its various incarnations of the Hulk. ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' is mostly a ContinuityReboot of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', Creator/EdwardNorton taking over the title role for Creator/EricBana, but it keeps details of the first film in broad strokes, such as starting out in South America, where TheTag of the first film left off. ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' does the same thing to ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', replacing Norton with Creator/MarkRuffalo but making references to some of the plot points of the that film, such as "breaking Harlem." Further installments of the MCU films make more references to ''The Incredible Hulk'', such as bringing back Creator/WilliamHurt as General Ross and showing a picture of Creator/LivTyler as Betty Ross.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': The novel and manga share the same general outline as the film, but there are some elements that cannot be reconciled, like [[spoiler:Takaki going back to Iwafune with Risa and amicably breaking up in person]] in the manga whereas in the film [[spoiler:the former never happens and the breakup is via email]] instead.


* The ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' series plays ''very'' fast and loose with continuity, and the [[Creator/LarianStudios developers]] readily admit to that. For example, a major antagonist in ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'' is Bishop Alexander, the legitimate son of Lucian the Divine, the protagonist of the [[VideoGame/DivineDivinity original game]], -- except there was no mention of Lucian having ''any'' children (let alone a son who took over the leadership of Lucian's Divine Order and attempt to become the next Divine) in ''VideoGame/DivinityIITheDragonKnightSaga'', which takes place 60 years after ''[=OS2=]'' -- not nearly enough for Alexander to have been forgotten by the populace at large. This is because when ''Divinity II'' was written, Lucian had no children, but when the plot of ''[=OS2=]'' demanded an obvious successor to Lucian, the devs just retroactively added him into the continuity, refusing to be tied down by canon minutiae.

to:

* The ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' series plays ''very'' fast and loose with continuity, and the [[Creator/LarianStudios developers]] readily admit to that. For example, a major antagonist in ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'' is Bishop Alexander, the legitimate son of Lucian the Divine, the protagonist of the [[VideoGame/DivineDivinity original game]], -- except that there was no mention of Lucian having ''any'' children (let alone a son who took over the leadership of Lucian's his Divine Order and attempt attempted to become the next Divine) Divine himself) in ''VideoGame/DivinityIITheDragonKnightSaga'', which takes place 60 years after ''[=OS2=]'' -- not nearly enough for Alexander to have been forgotten by the populace at large. This is because when ''Divinity II'' was written, Lucian had no children, but when the plot of ''[=OS2=]'' demanded an obvious successor to Lucian, the devs just retroactively added him into the continuity, refusing to be tied down by canon minutiae.

Added DiffLines:

* The ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' series plays ''very'' fast and loose with continuity, and the [[Creator/LarianStudios developers]] readily admit to that. For example, a major antagonist in ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'' is Bishop Alexander, the legitimate son of Lucian the Divine, the protagonist of the [[VideoGame/DivineDivinity original game]], -- except there was no mention of Lucian having ''any'' children (let alone a son who took over the leadership of Lucian's Divine Order and attempt to become the next Divine) in ''VideoGame/DivinityIITheDragonKnightSaga'', which takes place 60 years after ''[=OS2=]'' -- not nearly enough for Alexander to have been forgotten by the populace at large. This is because when ''Divinity II'' was written, Lucian had no children, but when the plot of ''[=OS2=]'' demanded an obvious successor to Lucian, the devs just retroactively added him into the continuity, refusing to be tied down by canon minutiae.


* There are several instances in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' {{anime}} where they started adding to the mythology because they OvertookTheManga. Master Roshi once gave an origin story to the Dragon Balls that dealt with ancient wars being fought over a single powerful Dragonball and how a mighty hero split it into 7 so that their power wouldn't be easily misused. A few sagas later the {{manga}} introduced the creator of the Dragonballs, Kami, and gave the official origin that had nothing to do with the one Roshi told. Most fans take Roshi's story as being the one ShroudedInMyth, something that was made up over time.

to:

* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
**
There are several instances in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' {{anime}} where they started adding to the mythology because they OvertookTheManga. Master Roshi once gave an origin story to the Dragon Balls that dealt with ancient wars being fought over a single powerful Dragonball dragon ball and how a mighty hero split it into 7 so that their power wouldn't be easily misused. A few sagas later the {{manga}} introduced the creator of the Dragonballs, dragon balls, Kami, and gave the official origin that had nothing to do with the one Roshi told. Most fans take Roshi's story as being the one ShroudedInMyth, something that was made up over time.

Added DiffLines:

* Due to how unpopular among fans of characters involved in them both ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersUndercover'' are, most of the books try to reference them as little as possible, mentioning only what is necessary (and even then mostly to undo what these books did) while sweeping as much as possible under the rug or describe the events in a way that for the unaware makes them sound like something else altogether. However, no book tried to directly say they didn't happen or not acknowledge deaths in the former had happened.


* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', the player can choose from two main characters, Chris or Jill. Each character has their own partner who will help them out in escaping from the mansion (Barry assists Jill, while Rebecca helps Chris). Although the player runs into the other main character during the course of their mission, neither will encounter the other character's partner. In other words, Chris and Jill can escape from the mansion with Barry or Rebecca, but not with both, implying that one of them doesn't survive. However, the sequels establish that all four of them escaped from the mansion, which is impossible to achieve in the game.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' is structured in such a way that it ''had'' to be resolved in a similar fashion; to "beat" the game you have to play as both characters, and the two playthroughs will contradict each other no matter what. And you can choose the order of the playthroughs, and the order determines the plot (so you can have Claire A + Leon B, or Leon A + Claire B, and both are inconsistent). The "official" story is a mix of elements from all four scenarios.
*** Then along comes ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles'' where Claire and Leon were together the entire time in the Raccoon City levels. [[spoiler:It also shows Sherry's mother is bit more sympathetic than her original version.]]
*** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' finally reveals which scenario from the second game is canon. [[spoiler: The canonical ending is Claire A + Leon B due to Sherry getting implanted with the G-Virus by her mutated father and then getting injected with a vaccine to suppress the effects of it. The treatment becomes a part of Sherry's character many years later where her body adapts with the G-Virus and she has [[HealingFactor enhanced healing]] because of it.]]

to:

* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'':
**
In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', the player can choose from two main characters, Chris or Jill. Each character has their own partner who will help them out in escaping from the mansion (Barry assists Jill, while Rebecca helps Chris). Although the player runs into the other main character during the course of their mission, neither will encounter the other character's partner. In other words, Chris and Jill can escape from the mansion with Barry or Rebecca, but not with both, implying that one of them doesn't survive. However, the sequels establish that all four of them escaped from the mansion, which is impossible to achieve in the game.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' is structured in such a way that it ''had'' to be resolved in a similar fashion; to "beat" the game you have to play as both characters, and the two playthroughs will contradict each other no matter what. And you can choose the order of the playthroughs, and the order determines the plot (so you can have Claire A + Leon B, or Leon A + Claire B, and both are inconsistent). The "official" story is a mix of elements from all four scenarios.
*** Then along comes
scenarios, something that ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles'' where Claire and Leon were together the entire time in the Raccoon City levels. [[spoiler:It tries to depict through a single scenario. The [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake 2019 Remake]] also shows Sherry's mother is bit more sympathetic than her original version.]]
*** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' finally reveals which scenario from the second game is canon. [[spoiler: The canonical ending is Claire A + Leon B due
tries to Sherry streamline things by not having as many alternates scenes and having canon events referenced in later games, such as [[spoiler:Sherry getting implanted with the G-Virus by her mutated father and then getting injected with a vaccine to suppress vaccine,]] always take place. Even then, the effects of it. The treatment becomes a part of Sherry's character many years later where her body adapts with two scenarios in the G-Virus remake can't both be completely canon since the characters fight the same bosses and she [[spoiler:Annette has [[HealingFactor enhanced healing]] because two different death scenes]], making the canon events of it.]]the game ''still'' a bit murky.


* There was some confusion with regards to the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' series commonly referred to as "season 0". It was a lower budget show that was more faithful to the original manga but wildly eclipsed by the bigger budget Duel Monsters-centric version released later. In Japan the confusion was never there as they are completely separate adaptations but with the inherent mistakes with passing that kind of information across cultural barriers many believed it was a prequel series and that somehow they fit together.

to:

* There was some confusion with regards to the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' series commonly referred to as "season 0". It was a lower budget lower-budget show that was more faithful to the original manga but wildly eclipsed by the bigger budget bigger-budget Duel Monsters-centric version released later. In Japan Japan, the confusion was never there as they are completely separate adaptations adaptations, but with the inherent mistakes with passing that kind of information across cultural barriers barriers, many believed it was a prequel series and that somehow they fit together.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' treats Seasons 1 through 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon show as if most if not all of its events actually happened prior to Empath returning home for good from Psychelia, even if certain details have changed, such as Baby Smurf's and the Smurflings' origins and the adult Nat Smurf's place in the pre-Smurfling episodes from the cartoon show being taken over by [[TheBartender Tapper Smurf]] in certain situations. Some later season events also took place in that same five-year time period, such as Clockwork Smurf being overcharged with a lightning bolt. But except where those events become a story adaptation, they're not more than just a recap or a mention by the characters.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 687

Top

Example of:

/

Feedback