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A Spiritual Successor is a type of sequel that is not part of the same world or story as its predecessor, but is nonetheless considered to be a successor because it’s made by the same creators; shares common themes, styles, or elements; or, most likely, both. In other words, it’s a sequel “in spirit”.

The reasons for this are varied. Sometimes creators are unable to retain the rights to their original work, which makes a direct sequel impossible. Other times, designers don’t feel like continuing the same story of the original work (and risking {{Sequelitis}}), but their distinctive style remains. Or producers try to adapt a different work following the model of a previous success of theirs, while maintaining a prudent separation between the two {{Canon}}s. And then sometimes [[FridgeBrilliance it occurs completely by accident]].

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A Spiritual Successor is a type of sequel that is not part of the same world or story as its predecessor, but is nonetheless considered to be a successor because it’s made by the same creators; it shares common themes, styles, or elements; or, most likely, both.and elements, and may even be made by the same creators. In other words, it’s a sequel “in spirit”.

The reasons for this are varied. Sometimes creators are unable to retain the rights to their original work, which makes a direct sequel impossible. A creator may [[{{Pastiche}} strongly echo]] another's work as a sort of "professional {{Fanfic}}", implying a connection or parallel while keeping a respectful (and copyright-avoiding) distinction from the original. Other times, designers don’t feel like continuing the same story of they may not want to directly continue the original work (and risking risk {{Sequelitis}}), but their distinctive style remains. Or producers and thematic interests remain. Producers may try to adapt a different work following the model of a previous success of theirs, while maintaining a prudent separation between the two {{Canon}}s. And then sometimes [[FridgeBrilliance it occurs completely by accident]].


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->''"In any event, recently I noticed that there were certain movies which, although not designed to be, are like sequels to earlier, unrelated films. Movies that show you what would have happened years later if only you use a little imagination and poetic license..."''

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A Spiritual Successor is a type of sequel that is not part of the same world or story as its predecessor, but is nonetheless considered to be a successor because it's made by the same creators; shares common themes, styles, or elements; or, most likely, both. In other words, it's a sequel "in spirit".

The reasons for this are varied. Sometimes creators are unable to retain the rights to their original work, which makes a direct sequel impossible. Other times, designers don't feel like continuing the same story of the original work (and risking {{Sequelitis}}), but their distinctive style remains. Or producers try to adapt a different work following the model of a previous success of theirs, while maintaining a prudent separation between the two {{Canon}}s. And then sometimes [[FridgeBrilliance it occurs completely by accident]].

Present in all sorts of media, although the term "Spiritual Successor" may have originated within video games (also known as companion games), because developers might own the engine and game code with publishers owning the trademarks to the franchise.

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A Spiritual Successor is a type of sequel that is not part of the same world or story as its predecessor, but is nonetheless considered to be a successor because it's it’s made by the same creators; shares common themes, styles, or elements; or, most likely, both. In other words, it's it’s a sequel "in spirit".

“in spirit”.

The reasons for this are varied. Sometimes creators are unable to retain the rights to their original work, which makes a direct sequel impossible. Other times, designers don't don’t feel like continuing the same story of the original work (and risking {{Sequelitis}}), but their distinctive style remains. Or producers try to adapt a different work following the model of a previous success of theirs, while maintaining a prudent separation between the two {{Canon}}s. And then sometimes [[FridgeBrilliance it occurs completely by accident]].

Present in all sorts of media, although the term "Spiritual Successor" “Spiritual Successor” may have originated within video games (also known as companion games), because developers might own the engine and game code with publishers owning the trademarks to the franchise.


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The series version of an {{Expy}}. Often overlaps with SerialNumbersFiledOff. Compare SpiritualLicensee. Contrast TheyCopiedItSoItSucks, DolledUpInstallment, InNameOnly, DuelingShows, and ThematicSeries. See also ProductionPosse.

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The series version of an {{Expy}}. Often overlaps with SerialNumbersFiledOff. Compare SpiritualLicensee.SpiritualAdaptation. Contrast TheyCopiedItSoItSucks, DolledUpInstallment, InNameOnly, DuelingShows, and ThematicSeries. See also ProductionPosse.


A '''Spiritual Successor''' is a type of sequel that is not part of the same world or story as its predecessor, but is nonetheless considered to be a successor because it's made by the same creators; shares common themes, styles, or elements; or, most likely, both. In other words, it's a sequel "in spirit".

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A '''Spiritual Successor''' Spiritual Successor is a type of sequel that is not part of the same world or story as its predecessor, but is nonetheless considered to be a successor because it's made by the same creators; shares common themes, styles, or elements; or, most likely, both. In other words, it's a sequel "in spirit".

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