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* After ''Series/PowerRangers'' became a hit, Saban followed up with more {{Tokusatsu}} adaptations: ''Series/VRTroopers'', ''Series/MaskedRider'', and ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'', to varying degrees of success.

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* After ''Series/PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' became a hit, Saban followed up with more {{Tokusatsu}} adaptations: ''Series/VRTroopers'', ''Series/MaskedRider'', and ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'', to varying degrees of success.

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* [[Music/MarcBolan T. Rex]]'s "The Motivator" is practically a rewrite of "Get It On (Bang A Gong)," and "banging gongs" is mentioned in "Rip Off," and all three songs are on the same album, ''Music/ElectricWarrior''.


* John Fogerty was once sued by his former label (the one who represented him when he was with Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, before his solo career) for sounding too similar to himself. In other words, they thought "The Old Man Down the Road" (which he recorded as a solo act) sounded too much like "Run Through the Jungle" (to which they owned the rights.) Fogerty won the case by performing both songs in the courtroom, illustrating the notable difference (though the songs ''do'' sound somewhat alike).

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* John Fogerty was once sued by his former label (the one who represented him when he was with Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, before his solo career) for sounding too similar to himself. In other words, they thought "The Old Man Down the Road" (which he recorded as a solo act) act for his 1985 album ''Centerfield'') sounded too much like "Run Through the Jungle" (to which they owned the rights.) Fogerty won the case by performing both songs in the courtroom, illustrating the notable difference (though the songs ''do'' sound somewhat alike).


A lot of what's on RecycledInSPACE is an example of this. Compare and contrast {{Expy}} (which is when an author recycles one or more characters but not the rest of the story), SignatureStyle, FollowTheLeader, BetterByADifferentName, SpiritualLicensee and RecycledScript.

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This isn't simply a matter of recurring tropes, such as those defining a genre, making up a SignatureStyle, or inspiring a SpiritualLicensee. The "plagiarized" work should be the same on a conceptual level, to the point that if it was the work of a different creator there could be a lawsuit in the works.

A lot of what's on RecycledInSPACE is an example of this. Compare and contrast {{Expy}} (which is when an author recycles one or more characters but not the rest of the story), SignatureStyle, FollowTheLeader, BetterByADifferentName, SpiritualLicensee and RecycledScript.


* After the success of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' other shows with Disney properties set in James Bond/Indiana Jones-like adventures like ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' came to fruition. [[TropesAreNotBad To their credit]] all the shows were very well received critically and commercially and have a similar (and in many cases interchangeable) fanbase.
** The self-plagiarism on this case get to the extreme that [[RecycledScript the same script was use twice in different series]]: ''Talespin's'' "Time Bandit" episode and ''Ducktale's'' "Allowance Day".

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* After the success of Disney's The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' other shows with Disney properties set in James Bond/Indiana Jones-like adventures like ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' came to fruition. [[TropesAreNotBad To their credit]] all the shows were very well received critically and commercially and have a similar (and in many cases interchangeable) fanbase.
** The self-plagiarism on this case get to the extreme that
[[RecycledScript the same script was use twice in different series]]: recycled a script]] between series: ''Talespin's'' "Time Bandit" episode and ''Ducktale's'' "Allowance Day".


* ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' ([[TitleConfusion no]], [[NamesTheSame not]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters those]] Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}) was just a repeat of their previous show ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe]]'' with Futura as the Sorceress, Primevil as Skeletor, etc. (In fact, Alan Oppenheimer actually voiced Primevil as well.) The same could perhaps be said about He-Man's DistaffCounterpart [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]], since virtually every main character on ''She-Ra'' was an {{Expy}} of a character on ''He-Man''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' ([[TitleConfusion no]], [[NamesTheSame not]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters those]] Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}) was just a repeat of their previous show ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe]]'' with Futura as the Sorceress, Primevil as Skeletor, etc. (In fact, Alan Oppenheimer actually voiced Primevil as well.) The same could perhaps be said about He-Man's DistaffCounterpart [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]], since virtually every main character on ''She-Ra'' was an {{Expy}} of a character on ''He-Man''.


** Lampshaded in a gag on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which had ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' labelled as plagiarism, and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' labelled as double plagiarism.

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** Lampshaded in a gag on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which had ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' labelled as plagiarism, and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' labelled as double plagiarism ''of'' plagiarism.


* Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer almost feels like the original 1986 movie re-tooled into a seedy exploitation film. Both are about Connor facing a powerful and evil immortal that killed his mentor in the distant past with a climax involving a kidnapped loved one. Kane even re-enacts the iconic scene where the Kurgan scares Brenda by driving like maniac with Connor's adopted son. Not to mention Alex basically being an {{Expy}} of Brenda that fills the same plot role of discovering an out of place artifact (the armor and sword on Kane's dead henchmen in this case) that leads to her to finding Connor and falling in love with him.

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* Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer almost feels like the original 1986 movie re-tooled into a seedy exploitation film. Both are about Connor facing a powerful and evil immortal that killed his mentor in the distant past with a climax involving a kidnapped loved one. Kane even re-enacts the iconic scene where the Kurgan scares Brenda by driving like maniac with Connor's adopted son. Not to mention Alex basically being an {{Expy}} of Brenda that fills the same plot role of discovering an out of place artifact (the armor and sword on Kane's dead henchmen in this case) that leads to her to finding Connor and falling in love with him.


* Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer almost feels like the original 1986 movie re-tooled into a seedy exploitation film. Both are about Connor facing a powerful and evil immortal that killed his mentor in the distant past with a climax involving a kidnapped loved one. Kane even re-enacts the iconic scene where the Kurgan scares Brenda by driving like maniac with Connor's adopted son. Not to mention Alex basically being an {{Expy}} of Brenda that fills the same plot role of discovering an out of place artifact (the armor and sword on Kane's dead henchmen in this case) that leads to her to finding Connor and falling in love with him.

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* Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer almost feels like the original 1986 movie re-tooled into a seedy exploitation film. Both are about Connor facing a powerful and evil immortal that killed his mentor in the distant past with a climax involving a kidnapped loved one. Kane even re-enacts the iconic scene where the Kurgan scares Brenda by driving like maniac with Connor's adopted son. Not to mention Alex basically being an {{Expy}} of Brenda that fills the same plot role of discovering an out of place artifact (the armor and sword on Kane's dead henchmen in this case) that leads to her to finding Connor and falling in love with him.


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* Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer almost feels like the original 1986 movie re-tooled into a seedy exploitation film. Both are about Connor facing a powerful and evil immortal that killed his mentor in the distant past with a climax involving a kidnapped loved one. Kane even re-enacts the iconic scene where the Kurgan scares Brenda by driving like maniac with Connor's adopted son. Not to mention Alex basically being an {{Expy}} of Brenda that fills the same plot role of discovering an out of place artifact (the armor and sword on Kane's dead henchmen in this case) that leads to her to finding Connor and falling in love with him.

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*Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer almost feels like the original 1986 movie re-tooled into a seedy exploitation film. Both are about Connor facing a powerful and evil immortal that killed his mentor in the distant past with a climax involving a kidnapped loved one. Kane even re-enacts the iconic scene where the Kurgan scares Brenda by driving like maniac with Connor's adopted son. Not to mention Alex basically being an {{Expy}} of Brenda that fills the same plot role of discovering an out of place artifact (the armor and sword on Kane's dead henchmen in this case) that leads to her to finding Connor and falling in love with him.


* Seven years after finishing ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Lynn Okamoto created ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness''. In both stories a high-school protagonist reunites with his forgotten childhood friend who has been the subject of secret experimentation due to her supernatural powers and is now on the run from a shadowy organisation which is using other ability users to hunt her down, some of which eventually join the group of protagonists and form a harem. Like Elfen Lied it is also filled with tons of gore and gratuitous nudity.

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* Seven years after finishing ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Lynn Okamoto created ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness''. In both stories a high-school protagonist reunites with his forgotten [[spoiler:forgotten childhood friend friend]] who has been the subject of secret experimentation due to her supernatural powers powers, has [[spoiler:an evil split personality]] and is now on the run from a shadowy organisation which is using other ability users to hunt her down, some of which eventually join the group of protagonists and form a harem. Like Elfen Lied it is also filled with tons of gore and gratuitous nudity.


* Right after finishing ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' author Sakae Esuno made ''Manga/BigOrder'' another battle-royal manga in which a wimpy, high school protagonist who has to team-up with a pink-haired girl that wants to kill him but also has feelings for him.
* Seven years after finishing ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Lynn Okamoto created ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness''. In both stories a high-school protagonist reunites with his forgotten childhood friend who has been the subject of secret experimentation due to her supernatural powers and is now on the run from a shadowy organisation which is using other ability users to hunt her down, some of which eventually join the group of protagonists and form a harem. Like Elfen Lied it is also filled with gore and gratuitous nudity.

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* Right after finishing ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' author Sakae Esuno made ''Manga/BigOrder'' another battle-royal manga in which a wimpy, high school protagonist who has to team-up with a pink-haired girl that wants to kill him but also has feelings for him.
* Seven years after finishing ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Lynn Okamoto created ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness''. In both stories a high-school protagonist reunites with his forgotten childhood friend who has been the subject of secret experimentation due to her supernatural powers and is now on the run from a shadowy organisation which is using other ability users to hunt her down, some of which eventually join the group of protagonists and form a harem. Like Elfen Lied it is also filled with tons of gore and gratuitous nudity.

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* Right after finishing ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' author Sakae Esuno made ''Manga/BigOrder'' another battle-royal manga in which a wimpy, high school protagonist who has to team-up with a pink-haired girl that wants to kill him but also has feelings for him.
* Seven years after finishing ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Lynn Okamoto created ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness''. In both stories a high-school protagonist reunites with his forgotten childhood friend who has been the subject of secret experimentation due to her supernatural powers and is now on the run from a shadowy organisation which is using other ability users to hunt her down, some of which eventually join the group of protagonists and form a harem. Like Elfen Lied it is also filled with gore and gratuitous nudity.


* Capcom released a ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' game that played more or less like a sillier version of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney''.

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* The Capcom released a ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' ''VideoGame/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' game that played plays more or less like a sillier version of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney''.

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* Creator/AlexRoss was part of the creative teams of ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' and ''Comicbook/KingdomCome''. As a result, at least two KC characters share striking similarities with AC characters:
** Comicbook/WonderWoman's winged, golden eagle-like armor made her look a lot like Winged Victory, herself an {{Expy}} of Wonder Woman.
** Harlequin II a.k.a. "Joker's Daughter", besides being modeled after Jill Thompson, shares the clown/ jester motif and the red-and-green, diamond-shaped patterned costume with the much more heroic Jack-in-the-Box.

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