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* Happened at WWE's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2008'', namely during Wrestling/VladimirKozlov and Wrestling/TripleH's match for the WWE Championship. Originally the match was supposed to include Wrestling/JeffHardy as a third man, but he was reportedly found unconscious earlier that day and thus taken out of the match. HHH and Kozlov did not work particularly well together, becoming so maligned as to earn chants of "boring" and "[[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling]]". This is correct. Fans chanted TNA during a HHH match. That's how dull it was. Then Wrestling/VickieGuerrero came out and announced that "He's here!", getting the crowd to finally show some life as they believed Hardy would be appearing. ''Then...'' "[[Wrestling/{{Edge}} You think you know me."]] And the crowd was off their feet, as '''EDGE''' returned with his comeback beard and wrestling gear on and speed-walked his way into the ring. '''Then''', before he could capitalize on the situation... ''Jeff Hardy indeed came rushing out with a steel chair'', wildly swinging at Edge (presuming that Edge was physically responsible for his earlier condition). Some swings and Spears later, Kozlov, Hardy, and HHH all sprawled out on the ground, and '''Edge''' became WWE Champion to a hero's welcome.

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* Happened at WWE's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2008'', namely during Wrestling/VladimirKozlov and Wrestling/TripleH's match for the WWE Championship. Originally the match was supposed to include Wrestling/JeffHardy as a third man, but he was reportedly found unconscious earlier that day and thus taken out of the match. HHH and Kozlov did not work particularly well together, becoming so maligned as to earn chants of "boring" and "[[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling]]"."[[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling TNA]]". This is correct. Fans chanted TNA during a HHH match. That's how dull it was. Then Wrestling/VickieGuerrero came out and announced that "He's here!", getting the crowd to finally show some life as they believed Hardy would be appearing. ''Then...'' "[[Wrestling/{{Edge}} You think you know me."]] And the crowd was off their feet, as '''EDGE''' returned with his comeback beard and wrestling gear on and speed-walked his way into the ring. '''Then''', before he could capitalize on the situation... ''Jeff Hardy indeed came rushing out with a steel chair'', wildly swinging at Edge (presuming that Edge was physically responsible for his earlier condition). Some swings and Spears later, Kozlov, Hardy, and HHH all sprawled out on the ground, and '''Edge''' became WWE Champion to a hero's welcome.


* Invoked at ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore Heaven 95.'' There was a tag team match with Chad Austin and The Broadstreet Bully (Tony Stetson) vs. Donn E. Allen and Dino Sendoff that featured blown spots, with the crowd turning on it and Joey even ''[[LampshadeHanging saying]]'', "This match isn't very good," and, figuring that the match probably wouldn't make TV, using it to take a shot at ''[=WCW=] Slamboree'', a [=PPV=] which, from 1993-1995, would feature RingOldies along with wrestlers from the regular roster. Then "Frankenstein" hit, bringing out [[Wrestling/PaulHeyman Paul E. Dangerously]] and [[Wrestling/AlPoling 911]]. 911 chokeslammed all four guys to the cheers of the crowd.
* Happened at WWE's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2008'', namely during Wrestling/VladimirKozlov and Wrestling/TripleH's match for the WWE Championship. Originally the match was supposed to include Wrestling/JeffHardy as a third man, but he was reportedly found unconscious earlier that day and thus taken out of the match. HHH and Kozlov did not work particularly well together, becoming so maligned as to earn chants of "boring" and "Wrestling/{{TNA}}". I repeat. Fans chanted TNA during a HHH match. That's how dull it was. Then Wrestling/VickieGuerrero came out and announced that "He's here!", getting the crowd to finally show some life as they believed Hardy would be appearing. ''Then...'' "[[Wrestling/{{Edge}} You think you know me."]] And the crowd was off their feet, as '''EDGE''' returned with his comeback beard and wrestling gear on and speed-walked his way into the ring. '''Then''', before he could capitalize on the situation... ''Jeff Hardy indeed came rushing out with a steel chair'', wildly swinging at Edge (presuming that Edge was physically responsible for his earlier condition). Some swings and Spears later, Kozlov, Hardy, and HHH all sprawled out on the ground, and '''Edge''' became WWE Champion to a hero's welcome.

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* Invoked at ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore Heaven 95.'' There was a tag team match with Chad Austin and The Broadstreet Bully (Tony Stetson) vs. Donn E. Allen and Dino Sendoff that featured blown spots, with the crowd turning on it and Joey Wrestling/JoeyStyles even ''[[LampshadeHanging saying]]'', "This match isn't very good," and, figuring that the match probably wouldn't make TV, using it to take a shot at ''[=WCW=] Slamboree'', a [=PPV=] which, from 1993-1995, would feature RingOldies along with wrestlers from the regular roster. Then "Frankenstein" by The Edgar Winter Group hit, bringing out [[Wrestling/PaulHeyman Paul E. Dangerously]] and [[Wrestling/AlPoling 911]]. 911 chokeslammed all four guys to the cheers of the crowd.
* Happened at WWE's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2008'', namely during Wrestling/VladimirKozlov and Wrestling/TripleH's match for the WWE Championship. Originally the match was supposed to include Wrestling/JeffHardy as a third man, but he was reportedly found unconscious earlier that day and thus taken out of the match. HHH and Kozlov did not work particularly well together, becoming so maligned as to earn chants of "boring" and "Wrestling/{{TNA}}". I repeat."[[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling]]". This is correct. Fans chanted TNA during a HHH match. That's how dull it was. Then Wrestling/VickieGuerrero came out and announced that "He's here!", getting the crowd to finally show some life as they believed Hardy would be appearing. ''Then...'' "[[Wrestling/{{Edge}} You think you know me."]] And the crowd was off their feet, as '''EDGE''' returned with his comeback beard and wrestling gear on and speed-walked his way into the ring. '''Then''', before he could capitalize on the situation... ''Jeff Hardy indeed came rushing out with a steel chair'', wildly swinging at Edge (presuming that Edge was physically responsible for his earlier condition). Some swings and Spears later, Kozlov, Hardy, and HHH all sprawled out on the ground, and '''Edge''' became WWE Champion to a hero's welcome.


Whatever the cause, the result was the same. The show's ratings slipped, the movie [[{{Sequelitis}} gave way to cornier sequels]], and folks stopped buying the t-shirts. The franchise lost the crowd it worked so hard to win. And it almost died. So sad.

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Whatever the cause, the result was the same. The show's ratings slipped, the movie [[{{Sequelitis}} gave way to cornier sequels]], and folks stopped buying the t-shirts.T-shirts. The franchise lost the crowd it worked so hard to win. And it almost died. So sad.



The creators realize that the franchise simply has to be adjusted for new changes in society. Or they remake it with new actors, who are *gasp* as good as the originals. Maybe they cut out the {{Narm}}tastic parts of the original. Or fix the visual effects. Or maybe the franchise just needed to rest for a little while. Maybe they changed it back now that it sucked. Perhaps a newly PromotedFanboy is now RunningTheAsylum. Heck, maybe the execs were right after seeing a couple of outings where the old team [[ProtectionFromEditors gets their restraints taken off]] and decide to put the meddling back in. Whatever it is, the result is the same. The fangirls are {{squee}}ing again, folks are buying T-shirts again, and {{Fan Fic}}s are back.

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The creators realize that the franchise simply has to be adjusted for new changes in society. Or they remake it with new actors, who are *gasp* ''[gasp!]'' as good as the originals. Maybe they cut out the {{Narm}}tastic parts of the original. Or fix the visual effects. Or maybe the franchise just needed to rest for a little while. Maybe they changed it back now that it sucked. Perhaps a newly PromotedFanboy is now RunningTheAsylum. Heck, maybe the execs were right after seeing a couple of outings where the old team [[ProtectionFromEditors gets their restraints taken off]] and decide to put the meddling back in. Whatever it is, the result is the same. The fangirls are {{squee}}ing again, folks are buying T-shirts again, and {{Fan Fic}}s are back.



* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] with ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. After the controversial ending to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', which many fans considered disappointing, ''Tamers'' was seen by many fans as a brilliantly written and fantastically dark reboot of the Franchise/{{Digimon}} franchise that is considered by many to be one of, if not ''the'' best seasons. However, it also had an ''extremely'' AudienceAlienatingPremise in its total ContinuityReboot, and this was coupled with RealLife problems outside of the writers control. ([[DuelingShows Pokémon being at its peak during this time]], Fox Kids going out of business, etc.) ''Tamers'' would ultimately end up losing as many fans as it wowed.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'''s announcement to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the franchise excited numerous longtime Digimon fans. The release of the first movie (or first four episodes) not only earned a lot of money, but it was favorably received by the fandom. Many fans are looking forward to the future movies.

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* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] with ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. After the controversial ending to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', which many fans considered disappointing, ''Tamers'' was seen by many fans as a brilliantly written and fantastically dark reboot of the Franchise/{{Digimon}} franchise that is considered by many to be one of, if not ''the'' best seasons. However, it also had an ''extremely'' AudienceAlienatingPremise in its total ContinuityReboot, and this was coupled with RealLife problems outside of the writers writers' control. ([[DuelingShows Pokémon being at its peak during this time]], Fox Kids going out of business, etc.) ''Tamers'' would ultimately end up losing as many fans as it wowed.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'''s announcement to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the franchise excited numerous longtime Digimon fans. The release of the first movie (or first four episodes) not only earned a lot of money, but it was favorably received by the fandom. Many fans are looking forward to the future movies.



* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' was an attempt by Toei to win back the fanbase of ''Anime/PrettyCure''. This one has quite a story behind it. Three years before ''Doki Doki'', the precure of the year was ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', which was almost completely different from its predecessors. It was both DarkerAndEdgier, and at the same time DenserAndWackier, and the main characters are just plain badass. The change enticed a lot of people, mostly from the PeripheryDemographic. The next two precures after that adhered to the older formula (read: made for little girls), and [[DorkAge this put off the new fans]]. ''Doki Doki'' is an attempt to create something that replicates the success of HCPC while still keeping the primary audience. The result is something that can be described as either JustForFun/MadeOfWin, or [[MarySue complete Sue-fest]]. Because of that, ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is attempting to try again, this time mixing elements of the older ways ''and'' the ways pioneered by HCPC while adding some new ideas of its own (like deliberately trying to make the blue Pretty Cure be the main character instead of the pink one)... at least, at first, because it ended up crashing and burning in its second half even worse than Doki Doki did. This has since lead to major change in the higher ups that produce the series, leading then current producer Hiroaki Shibata to be KickedUpstairs to Toei's Tokusatsu department. This has ironically made ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' take this mantle instead, to a much more degree of success than the past two seasons.

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* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' was an attempt by Toei to win back the fanbase of ''Anime/PrettyCure''. This one has quite a story behind it. Three years before ''Doki Doki'', the precure of the year was ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', which was almost completely different from its predecessors. It was both DarkerAndEdgier, and at the same time DenserAndWackier, and the main characters are just plain badass. The change enticed a lot of people, mostly from the PeripheryDemographic. The next two precures after that adhered to the older formula (read: made for little girls), and [[DorkAge this put off the new fans]]. ''Doki Doki'' is an attempt to create something that replicates the success of HCPC while still keeping the primary audience. The result is something that can be described as either JustForFun/MadeOfWin, JustForFun/MadeOfWin or [[MarySue complete Sue-fest]]. Because of that, ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is attempting to try again, this time mixing elements of the older ways ''and'' the ways pioneered by HCPC while adding some new ideas of its own (like deliberately trying to make the blue Pretty Cure be the main character instead of the pink one)... at least, at first, because it ended up crashing and burning in its second half even worse than Doki Doki did. This has since lead to a major change in the higher ups higher-ups that produce the series, leading then current producer Hiroaki Shibata to be KickedUpstairs to Toei's Tokusatsu department. This has ironically made ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' take this mantle instead, to a much more degree of success than the past two seasons.



** Adding to that, the season also made efforts to avert the long running tendency of the franchise to use FauxActionGirl, and make otherwise strong female duelists into not really all that. Yuzu and Serena have much more battles, on screen victories and active roles than the previous female leads. When they were DemotedToExtra a variety of female villains and other characters took their place.

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** Adding to that, the season also made efforts to avert the long running long-running tendency of the franchise to use FauxActionGirl, FauxActionGirl and make otherwise strong female duelists into not really all that. Yuzu and Serena have much more battles, on screen on-screen victories and active roles than the previous female leads. When they were DemotedToExtra a variety of female villains and other characters took their place.



* Creator/StudioDEEN was once one of the most respected animation studios in the industry during 80s and 90s, being responsible for big hits like ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin.'' Around the mid-2000s, though, their quality generally plummeted and they developed a major reputation for [[OffModel poor animation]] and [[AdaptationDecay mishandling of source material]] (due in large part to their poorly-received adaptations of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'', and the infamously bad ''Manga/{{Pupa}}''), and became general SnarkBait among greater anime fandom. The phrase "DEEN finds a way" became shorthand for poor quality all around. Their fortunes began to reverse during the Winter2016Anime season, however, as DEEN animated the [[SleeperHit breakout hit]] ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' (where their usual dodgy quality actually ''enhanced'' the show's humor) as well as the critically acclaimed ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'', and now DEEN is ironically being hailed as the next savior of anime. Furthermore, both ''Kono Suba'' and ''Rakugo'' have been greenlit for second seasons. The former was not unexpected, considering it was the best-selling anime of Winter 2016 by a country mile, but the latter was a real shocker, especially as it is a {{Josei}} show which historically do not sell well.

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* Creator/StudioDEEN was once one of the most respected animation studios in the industry during 80s the '80s and 90s, '90s, being responsible for big hits like ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin.'' Around the mid-2000s, though, their quality generally plummeted and they developed a major reputation for [[OffModel poor animation]] and [[AdaptationDecay mishandling of source material]] (due in large part to their poorly-received adaptations of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'', and the infamously bad ''Manga/{{Pupa}}''), and became general SnarkBait among greater anime fandom. The phrase "DEEN finds a way" became shorthand for poor quality all around. Their fortunes began to reverse during the Winter2016Anime season, however, as DEEN animated the [[SleeperHit breakout hit]] ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' (where their usual dodgy quality actually ''enhanced'' the show's humor) as well as the critically acclaimed ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'', and now DEEN is ironically being hailed as the next savior of anime. Furthermore, both ''Kono Suba'' and ''Rakugo'' have been greenlit for second seasons. The former was not unexpected, considering it was the best-selling anime of Winter 2016 by a country mile, but the latter was a real shocker, especially as it is a {{Josei}} show which historically do does not sell well.



** The comic hit a massive creative nadir with the anti-climatic conclusion to the four year long Hobgoblin Saga, which was blotched by behind the scenes drama and the decision to kill off Hobgoblin in his civilian identity in an unrelated story, denying fans a final confrontation and sticking a third string villain in the costume to keep the character around. But Marvel managed to pull their asses out of the fire with the decision to FINALLY marry Peter and Mary Jane off, which resurrected interest in the character, along with the introduction of Venom, the hiring of Todd [=McFarlane=] as artist for Amazing Spider-Man, and Kraven's Last Hunt. TheReveal by Hobgoblin creator Roger Stern that the man who had been killed off was NOT in fact the real Hobgoblin, but rather [[ActuallyADoombot his brainwashed stand-in]], allowed the final confrontation between him and Spidey that the fans were initially denied.
** The title hit this again in the mid-'00s after the disaster of his unmasking in ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' and the universally-reviled ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' storyline as new writers were brought in who kept trying to replace Spidey's supporting cast and rogues gallery by creating their own set of third string villains and characters. It hit its own nadir when they had the Lizard cross the MoralEventHorizon and later undid the Sacred Cow that was "Kraven's Last Hunt". Enter Dan Slott, who took over the title as the sole writer and generally made the series ''enjoyable'' again, though the run has not been without it's detractors, and his ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' story was fairly controversial, though it enjoyed the best sales for the series in quite some time.
*** After several years of being consigned to just the newspaper comic strip, Peter and MJ's marriage was brought back to the forefront for the summer of 2015 during the ''Secret Wars'' event, with Dan Slott penning a five issue story called ''Renew Your Vows'', focusing on an alternate version of Peter and MJ raising a young daughter called Annie and taking on a dictator called The Regent. The series proved very popular and a year later it was given its own ongoing title where the Parker family all fight crime together as a superhero unit not unlike ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
*** Following the events of ''Superior Spider-Man'', Black Cat underwent a shock heel turn, turning violent against Spider-Man, almost killing Aunt May, and set her sights on becoming a ruthless crime Queenpin. Fans of Felicia were understandably livid at this. Writer Robbie Thompson attempted to give Felicia a sympathetic motivation for her turn in the pages of ''Silk'' and developed a frenemy relationship between her and Cindy Moon, but that only lasted until Felicia found out Cindy was spying on her. Finally, after three years of dissatisfied fans crying fowl, Felicia was quickly set on the path to redemption in both ''Venom Inc'' and the pages of ''Defenders'', where she lost her crime empire and was given a motivational speech (by Venom, the creature that once shattered her nose) to be a force for good again.

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** The comic hit a massive creative nadir with the anti-climatic conclusion to the four year long Hobgoblin Saga, which was blotched by behind the scenes drama and the decision to kill off Hobgoblin in his civilian identity in an unrelated story, denying fans a final confrontation and sticking a third string third-string villain in the costume to keep the character around. But Marvel managed to pull their asses out of the fire with the decision to FINALLY marry Peter and Mary Jane off, which resurrected interest in the character, along with the introduction of Venom, the hiring of Todd [=McFarlane=] as artist for Amazing Spider-Man, and Kraven's Last Hunt. TheReveal by Hobgoblin creator Roger Stern that the man who had been killed off was NOT NOT, in fact fact, the real Hobgoblin, but rather [[ActuallyADoombot his brainwashed stand-in]], allowed the final confrontation between him and Spidey that the fans were initially denied.
** The title hit this again in the mid-'00s after the disaster of his unmasking in ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' and the universally-reviled ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' storyline as new writers were brought in who kept trying to replace Spidey's supporting cast and rogues gallery by creating their own set of third string third-string villains and characters. It hit its own nadir when they had the Lizard cross the MoralEventHorizon and later undid the Sacred Cow that was "Kraven's Last Hunt". Enter Dan Slott, who took over the title as the sole writer and generally made the series ''enjoyable'' again, though the run has not been without it's its detractors, and his ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' story was fairly controversial, though it enjoyed the best sales for the series in quite some time.
*** After several years of being consigned to just the newspaper comic strip, Peter and MJ's marriage was brought back to the forefront for the summer of 2015 during the ''Secret Wars'' event, with Dan Slott penning a five issue five-issue story called ''Renew Your Vows'', focusing on an alternate version of Peter and MJ raising a young daughter called Annie and taking on a dictator called The Regent. The series proved very popular and a year later it was given its own ongoing title where the Parker family all fight crime together as a superhero unit unit, not unlike ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
*** Following the events of ''Superior Spider-Man'', Black Cat underwent a shock heel turn, turning violent against Spider-Man, almost killing Aunt May, and set her sights on becoming a ruthless crime Queenpin. Fans of Felicia were understandably livid at this. Writer Robbie Thompson attempted to give Felicia a sympathetic motivation for her turn in the pages of ''Silk'' and developed a frenemy relationship between her and Cindy Moon, but that only lasted until Felicia found out Cindy was spying on her. Finally, after three years of dissatisfied fans crying fowl, foul, Felicia was quickly set on the path to redemption in both ''Venom Inc'' and the pages of ''Defenders'', where she lost her crime empire and was given a motivational speech (by Venom, the creature that once shattered her nose) to be a force for good again.



* Grant Morrison's Franchise/{{Batman}} was seen as this too, as an overdose of crossovers, questionable storylines (Hush, War Games and War Crimes) and fans getting sick of the modern "Bat-God" take on the character had soured fans on Batman. Enter Morrison, who rejected the Bat-God formula he created in favor of a run built around the much reviled 1950s era Batman, introduced a fresh new element into the book in the form of Damian Wayne, and giving fans stories such as "The Club of Heroes" and "Batman RIP".

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* Grant Morrison's Franchise/{{Batman}} was seen as this too, as an overdose of crossovers, questionable storylines (Hush, War Games Games, and War Crimes) and fans getting sick of the modern "Bat-God" take on the character had soured fans on Batman. Enter Morrison, who rejected the Bat-God formula he created in favor of a run built around the much reviled much-reviled 1950s era Batman, introduced a fresh new element into the book in the form of Damian Wayne, Wayne and giving fans stories such as "The Club of Heroes" and "Batman RIP".



* ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' was DC's attempt to win back fans who are upset at losing their favorite status quos due to the Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} reboot. The wave of books after the events continued this, bringing back certain parts of the old continuity (Cassandra Cain, the original Teen Titans, a book featuring Superman and Lois together again, ect.) that fans had been clamoring for.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' was DC's attempt to win back fans who are upset at losing their favorite status quos due to the Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} reboot. The wave of books after the events continued this, bringing back certain parts of the old continuity (Cassandra Cain, the original Teen Titans, a book featuring Superman and Lois together again, ect.etc.) that fans had been clamoring for.



* After the lackluster reception to Tirek and the Sirens, Nightmare Moon's issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' got a bit of a warmer reception, and then Chrysalis' issue ended the miniseries on a high note, most considering it as good as Sombra's if not better. Goes doubles for writer Katie Cook; after "Reflections" "The Good, The Bad and the Ponies", and "The Root of the Problem" in [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the main series]] received mixed to poor reception, her return with Chrysalis' issue proved she's not washed up.

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* After the lackluster reception to Tirek and the Sirens, Nightmare Moon's issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' got a bit of a warmer reception, and then Chrysalis' issue ended the miniseries on a high note, most considering consider it as good as Sombra's if not better. Goes doubles for writer Katie Cook; after "Reflections" "The Good, The Bad and the Ponies", and "The Root of the Problem" in [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the main series]] received mixed to poor reception, her return with Chrysalis' issue proved she's not washed up.



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': The sequence of Master Oogway's death up till Po's despairing confession to Master Shifu about his deep self-loathing that the old red panda feels helpless to counter. In that sequence, Creator/DreamWorksAnimation showed that it had recovered from its post-''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' creative nadir that drove away its partner, Creator/AardmanAnimations, and learned how to make stories with profound emotional depth with a skill rivaling Creator/{{Pixar}}. That in turn made the blistering {{wuxia}} action to follow all the more powerful now that you have grown to care about these characters.
* Two years later, and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' would help to more or less finish the rise that ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' started, proving that even if it couldn't quite beat out Creator/{{Pixar}} for the awards, it certainly had finally gotten a strong roll going. HTTYD would become their best reviewed film up to that point, being a massive critical success, and managed to pull one of the best SleeperHit runs in animation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': The sequence of Master Oogway's death up till Po's despairing confession to Master Shifu about his deep self-loathing that the old red panda feels helpless to counter. In that sequence, Creator/DreamWorksAnimation showed that it had recovered from its post-''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' creative nadir that drove away its partner, Creator/AardmanAnimations, and learned how to make stories with profound emotional depth with a skill rivaling Creator/{{Pixar}}. That That, in turn turn, made the blistering {{wuxia}} action to follow all the more powerful now that you have grown to care about these characters.
* Two years later, and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' would help to more or less finish the rise that ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' started, proving that even if it couldn't quite beat out Creator/{{Pixar}} for the awards, it certainly had finally gotten a strong roll going. HTTYD would become their best reviewed best-reviewed film up to that point, being a massive critical success, and managed to pull one of the best SleeperHit runs in animation.



** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', while entertaining, didn't feel as "fresh" as its predecessor and plot seemed somewhat muddled, but the series rebounded greatly with ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' who many consider to be the best of the "Kelvin timeline" movies.

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** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', while entertaining, didn't feel as "fresh" as its predecessor and plot seemed somewhat muddled, but the series rebounded greatly with ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' who many consider to be being the best of the "Kelvin timeline" movies.



-->'''Dryden''': How did he die?
-->'''Bond''': Your contact? Not well.
-->'''Dryden''': Made you feel it, did he? You needn't worry. The second is...
-->'''Bond''': ([[KilledMidSentence interrupts him by putting a single silenced round in Dryden's chest, killing him instantly]].)... Yes. Considerably.

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-->'''Dryden''': How did he die?
-->'''Bond''':
die?\\
'''Bond''':
Your contact? Not well.
-->'''Dryden''':
well.\\
'''Dryden''':
Made you feel it, did he? You needn't worry. The second is...
-->'''Bond''':
is...\\
'''Bond''':
([[KilledMidSentence interrupts him by putting a single silenced round in Dryden's chest, killing him instantly]].)... Yes. Considerably.



** ''Film/TheWolverine'' discarded the previous ''Wolverine'' film and basically started from spin-off scratch, adapting one of the most famous comic arcs for the character and going for a smaller and more personal scale for the character. The result was far more well-received than ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', enough for Fox to kick the tires on a follow-up with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold returning. The resulting ''Film/{{Logan}}'' was universally acclaimed not only as one of the best films in the ''X-Men'' series, but as one of the finest superhero films made.

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** ''Film/TheWolverine'' discarded the previous ''Wolverine'' film and basically started from spin-off scratch, adapting one of the most famous comic arcs for the character and going for a smaller and more personal scale for the character. The result was far more well-received than ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', enough for Fox to kick the tires on a follow-up with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold returning. The resulting ''Film/{{Logan}}'' was universally acclaimed not only as one of the best films in the ''X-Men'' series, series but as one of the finest superhero films made.



* ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' became the best reviewed film of the series, even going as far as to do a lot to redeem both the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film series and Creator/TomCruise in the eyes of the public.

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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' became the best reviewed best-reviewed film of the series, even going as far as to do a lot to redeem both the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film series and Creator/TomCruise in the eyes of the public.



* According to writer Simon Kinberg, this is one of the stated goals of the ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fantastic Four]]'' reboot. He claims that the new movie has a bit of an advantage in that unlike ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', they aren't rebooting a franchise that was already beloved and well-received to begin with. [[EpicFail To say that it didn't work would be an understatement]].

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* According to writer Simon Kinberg, this is one of the stated goals of the ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fantastic Four]]'' reboot. He claims that the new movie has a bit of an advantage in that unlike ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', they aren't rebooting a franchise that was already beloved and well-received well-received, to begin with. [[EpicFail To say that it didn't work would be an understatement]].



* Many ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fans grew tired of the series after ''The New Prophecy'', due to the increased focus on the supernatural elements of the series, the disappearance of the AnyoneCanDie factor of the series, the increasing number of continuity errors, the increased focus on characterization over plot, and a perceived RomanticPlotTumor. Then came ''[[Literature/WarriorCatsDawnOfTheClans Dawn of the Clans]]'', which is not only a perfect starting point for new readers, but also contained fresh themes, a faster pace, witty dialogue, plenty of death, a whole new crew of likable characters, tighter continuity, a protagonist vastly different from Firestar, and antagonist who wasn't a rehash of Tigerstar, Brokenstar, or Scourge, and a perfect combination of lighthearted scenes and darker scenes. The reception has been almost entirely positive.
* The ''Literature/{{GONE}}'' series dipped a little in the third book, which didn't seem to going in any particular direction, made formerly beloved characters (like Astrid) unlikable and annoying and the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Character]] that was Nerezza confused and infuriated fans. Many fans lost respect for heroic characters, and a lot of things weren't explained, to the point were a few scenes made little sense and more were monotomous and out of character. The lack of action and mystique that was all part of the appeal was lacking somewhat too. Thankfully, this was just a temporary low, and the next book ''PLAGUE'' heavily won over critics and fans alike, and was even claimed by many to be when the series [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the beard]]. It kept the quality at a steady high with ''FEAR'' and the last book ''LIGHT'' has gripped universal acclaim, and is regarded by many to be the best Creator/MichaelGrant book ever written.

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* Many ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fans grew tired of the series after ''The New Prophecy'', due to the increased focus on the supernatural elements of the series, the disappearance of the AnyoneCanDie factor of the series, the increasing number of continuity errors, the increased focus on characterization over plot, and a perceived RomanticPlotTumor. Then came ''[[Literature/WarriorCatsDawnOfTheClans Dawn of the Clans]]'', which is not only a perfect starting point for new readers, but also contained fresh themes, a faster pace, witty dialogue, plenty of death, a whole new crew of likable characters, tighter continuity, a protagonist vastly different from Firestar, and an antagonist who wasn't a rehash of Tigerstar, Brokenstar, or Scourge, and a perfect combination of lighthearted scenes and darker scenes. The reception has been almost entirely positive.
* The ''Literature/{{GONE}}'' series dipped a little in the third book, which didn't seem to be going in any particular direction, made formerly beloved characters (like Astrid) unlikable and annoying and the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Character]] that was Nerezza confused and infuriated fans. Many fans lost respect for heroic characters, and a lot of things weren't explained, to the point were a few scenes made little sense and more were monotomous monotonous and out of character. The lack of action and mystique that was all part of the appeal was lacking somewhat too. Thankfully, this was just a temporary low, and the next book ''PLAGUE'' heavily won over critics and fans alike, and was even claimed by many to be when the series [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the beard]]. It kept the quality at a steady high with ''FEAR'' and the last book ''LIGHT'' has gripped universal acclaim, and is regarded by many to be the best Creator/MichaelGrant book ever written.



** The 2005 reboot was a resounding triumph for the Britain's biggest sci-fi hero following the series' ignominious death back in 1989 and the failed pilot on Fox.
** Following [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]] proving to be incredibly polarising, [[BrokenBase Base Breaking]] and poorly received with a large portion of the audience. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress "Mummy on the Orient Express"]] has been received with near universal admiration. To the point multiple fans have outright referenced this trope when talking about it.

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** The 2005 reboot was a resounding triumph for the Britain's biggest sci-fi hero following the series' ignominious death back in 1989 and the failed pilot on Fox.
** Following [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]] proving to be incredibly polarising, [[BrokenBase Base Breaking]] and poorly received with a large portion of the audience. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress "Mummy on the Orient Express"]] has been received with near universal admiration. To the point point, multiple fans have outright referenced this trope when talking about it.



** The rights then reverted back to Saban, resulting in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''. Both of them were major disappointments for fans for various reasons, though ''Samurai'' has been given some minor leeway because it was eventually revealed to have been a very rushed series, and basically [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks translating Sentai plots directly]]. ''Megaforce'' lost even more fans because it lacked interesting characters, relied heavily on action scenes, and was an incredibly disappointing 20th Anniversary series. [[note]]Including the fact that, due to Nickelodeon's rules, ''Super Megaforce'', which covered the Anniversary ''Gokaiger'' Sentai didn't even air until the ''21st'' Anniversary year[[/note]] Then came ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' and took all the lacking parts from ''Megaforce'', making those things great. It won the crowd back with ''its first episode'' (entirely lacking Sentai footage), and gave the characters personalities and depth.

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** The rights then reverted back to Saban, resulting in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''. Both of them were major disappointments for fans for various reasons, though ''Samurai'' has been given some minor leeway because it was eventually revealed to have been a very rushed series, and basically [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks translating Sentai plots directly]]. ''Megaforce'' lost even more fans because it lacked interesting characters, relied heavily on action scenes, and was an incredibly disappointing 20th Anniversary series. [[note]]Including the fact that, due to Nickelodeon's rules, ''Super Megaforce'', which covered the Anniversary ''Gokaiger'' Sentai didn't even air until the ''21st'' Anniversary year[[/note]] Then came ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' and took all the lacking parts from ''Megaforce'', making those things great. It won the crowd back with ''its first episode'' (entirely lacking Sentai footage), footage) and gave the characters personalities and depth.



* When the ''Series/ICarly'' special ''iStart a Fan War'' was announced, Seddie shippers got excited that after Season 4's lackluster quality, it would give them some Seddie moments and reboot the show's glory. Unfortunately, when it turned out to be an AuthorTract against the shipping concept, shippers were not pleased, and when they took it to Creator/DanSchneider's blog, they claimed he crossed the MoralEventHorizon when their comments were being erased and that the show was dead. That is, until his next blog explained his true intention, and that he only meant that to the obsessed shippers. He also promised them something that would make them quite pleased, which left most fans forgiving him. And that something came in the form of iOMG, which was seen as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome by many fans.

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* When the ''Series/ICarly'' special ''iStart a Fan War'' was announced, Seddie shippers got excited that after Season 4's lackluster quality, it would give them some Seddie moments and reboot the show's glory. Unfortunately, when it turned out to be an AuthorTract against the shipping concept, shippers were not pleased, and when they took it to Creator/DanSchneider's blog, they claimed he crossed the MoralEventHorizon when their comments were being erased and that the show was dead. That is, is until his next blog explained his true intention, and that he only meant that to the obsessed shippers. He also promised them something that would make them quite pleased, which left most fans forgiving him. And that something came in the form of iOMG, which was seen as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome by many fans.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]] roughly since Season 6, with continuing {{Flanderization}} of the protagonists girliness, and plot-lines that many people didn't like (such the relationships with Kim and Keith). When the show switched from NBC to ABC for Season 8, however, the show successfully managed to grow its beard back (doubling since JD ''literally'' grew a beard). Not only did JD dial down his girlyness and regain some of his early charm, it featured fresh plot-lines and episodes that were both hilarious and emotionally stimulating, as well as a spectacular series finale.
* When it was announced ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' would be adapted as a Netflix TV series, many people who only knew the [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} character]] for the mediocre [[Film/{{Daredevil}} 2003 film]] were cautiously skeptical to say the least. When it came out, it received almost universal acclaim for its clever and tight plotting, well-choreographed and brutal fight scenes, and in-depth character development and acting, and is regarded by many as the single best TV series entry in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. This had the effect of almost completely redeeming the character in the mainstream public's eye.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]] roughly since Season 6, with continuing {{Flanderization}} of the protagonists protagonist's girliness, and plot-lines that many people didn't like (such the relationships with Kim and Keith). When the show switched from NBC to ABC for Season 8, however, the show successfully managed to grow its beard back (doubling since JD ''literally'' grew a beard). Not only did JD dial down his girlyness girliness and regain some of his early charm, charms, but it also featured fresh plot-lines plotlines and episodes that were both hilarious and emotionally stimulating, as well as a spectacular series finale.
* When it was announced ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' would be adapted as a Netflix TV series, many people who only knew the [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} character]] for the mediocre [[Film/{{Daredevil}} 2003 film]] were cautiously skeptical skeptical, to say the least. When it came out, it received almost universal acclaim for its clever and tight plotting, well-choreographed and brutal fight scenes, and in-depth character development and acting, and is regarded by many as the single best TV series entry in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. This had the effect of almost completely redeeming the character in the mainstream public's eye.



* One of the most famous examples in musical history is Music/{{Aerosmith}}. They were among the defining hard rock bands of the 1970s and had a massive influence on the then-fledgling heavy metal scene. However, the early 80s were anything but kind to the band, as nasty drug addictions and a string of mediocre albums temporarily doomed them to "has-been" status. But, in 1986, the tides turned. They collaborated with ''Music/RunDMC'' for a rerecording of "Walk This Way" (one of the first notable fusions of rock and hip hop), and 1987's ''Permanent Vacation'' further paved the way for a comeback. It finally happened with 1989's ''Pump''. Widely considered to be both their big comeback album and one of the greatest hard rock albums of the late 80s.
* Though [[BrokenBase some parts of the fandom disagree]], Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''Death Magnetic'' helped bring back quite a few fans after ''St. Anger'' with a return to their 80s sound.

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* One of the most famous examples in musical history is Music/{{Aerosmith}}. They were among the defining hard rock bands of the 1970s and had a massive influence on the then-fledgling heavy metal scene. However, the early 80s '80s were anything but kind to the band, as nasty drug addictions and a string of mediocre albums temporarily doomed them to "has-been" status. But, in 1986, the tides turned. They collaborated with ''Music/RunDMC'' for a rerecording re-recording of "Walk This Way" (one of the first notable fusions of rock and hip hop), and 1987's ''Permanent Vacation'' further paved the way for a comeback. It finally happened with 1989's ''Pump''. Widely considered to be both their big comeback album and one of the greatest hard rock albums of the late 80s.
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* Though [[BrokenBase some parts of the fandom disagree]], Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''Death Magnetic'' helped bring back quite a few fans after ''St. Anger'' with a return to their 80s '80s sound.



* Music/EltonJohn took a break from touring and recording in 1977, at the height of his fame as the biggest selling solo performer of TheSeventies, and not long after [[StraightGay his coming out as "bisexual"]] [[ContractualPurity lost him fans in Middle America]]. A creative and financial slump followed. He bounced back as an Creator/{{MTV}} star on the strength of of his 1983 album ''Too Low For Zero'', a solid, critically and commercially successful effort which reunited Elton with the classic lineup of his "Elton John Band" (Davey Johnstone: guitar; Dee Murray: bass; Nigel Olsson: drums) and saw Bernie Taupin back as full time lyricist. Two tracks from the album, "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why The Call It The Blues", were Top 10 hits and had popular music videos.

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* Music/EltonJohn took a break from touring and recording in 1977, at the height of his fame as the biggest selling biggest-selling solo performer of TheSeventies, and not long after [[StraightGay his coming out as "bisexual"]] [[ContractualPurity lost him fans in Middle America]]. A creative and financial slump followed. He bounced back as an Creator/{{MTV}} star on the strength of of his 1983 album ''Too Low For Zero'', a solid, critically and commercially successful effort which reunited Elton with the classic lineup of his "Elton John Band" (Davey Johnstone: guitar; Dee Murray: bass; Nigel Olsson: drums) and saw Bernie Taupin back as full time lyricist. Two tracks from the album, "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why The They Call It The Blues", were Top 10 hits and had popular music videos.



* Music/JudasPriest experienced this not once, not twice, but 3 TIMES. The first happened after the massively ridiculed "Turbo" and "Ram It Down" albums. Painkiller furiously roared into fans ears in 1990 and instantly won everybody back on Priest's side. Unfortunately afterwards Rob Halford left the band. After the late 90s and early 2000s had passed with the "Ripper" Owens era, Rob Halford was brought back and the Band recorded Angel of Retribution. The name is everything that you think they were implying with that whole controversy. Then as soon it was back it was gone once more. As the band had recorded the nearly universally shat upon "Nostradamus". Despite that the band themselves WARNED everybody that for those who may not like power metal should maybe skip the album, people bought it anyway expecting something different and hated it anyway! After that whole mishap and with K.K. Downing leaving the band, the pressure was up against Priest like never before. But with the once again appropriately titled recent 2014 album "Redeemer of Souls" they once again imply that Priest is back and better than ever before!
* After spending most of 2013 and 2014 as a laughingstock, Music/JustinBieber managed to win back many of his former teenage fans in 2015 with two top-10 hits. The first hit was "Where Are U Now", an EDM track by Jack U that featured Bieber on lead vocals. The second, and most [[CareerResurrection career-reviving]], song was "What Do You Mean". It got surprisingly good reviews from Bieber's haters and debuted at #1 on the Hot 100, and his next two hits "Sorry" and "Love Yourself" also hit the top. His album ''Purpose'' was widely hailed as his greatest work ever, and debuted at #1 by selling a career-high 500,000 copies, stopping the [[Music/OneDirection very band whose meteoric rise was the catalyst to his fall]] from tying Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/{{Disturbed}} and Music/DaveMatthewsBand's streak of #1 albums.

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* Music/JudasPriest experienced this not once, not twice, but 3 TIMES. The first happened after the massively ridiculed "Turbo" and "Ram It Down" albums. Painkiller furiously roared into fans ears in 1990 and instantly won everybody back on Priest's side. Unfortunately afterwards Rob Halford left the band. After the late 90s and early 2000s had passed with the "Ripper" Owens era, Rob Halford was brought back and the Band recorded Angel of Retribution. The name is everything that you think they were implying with that whole controversy. Then as soon it was back it was gone once more. As the band had recorded the nearly universally shat upon "Nostradamus". Despite that that, the band themselves WARNED everybody that for those who may not like power metal should maybe skip the album, people bought it anyway expecting something different and hated it anyway! After that whole mishap and with K.K. Downing leaving the band, the pressure was up against Priest like never before. But with the once again appropriately titled recent 2014 album "Redeemer of Souls" they once again imply that Priest is back and better than ever before!
* After spending most of 2013 and 2014 as a laughingstock, Music/JustinBieber managed to win back many of his former teenage fans in 2015 with two top-10 hits. The first hit was "Where Are U Now", an EDM track by Jack U that featured Bieber on lead vocals. The second, second and most [[CareerResurrection career-reviving]], career-reviving]] song was "What Do You Mean". It got surprisingly good reviews from Bieber's haters and debuted at #1 on the Hot 100, and his next two hits "Sorry" and "Love Yourself" also hit the top. His album ''Purpose'' was widely hailed as his greatest work ever, and debuted at #1 by selling a career-high 500,000 copies, stopping the [[Music/OneDirection very band whose meteoric rise was the catalyst to his fall]] from tying Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/{{Disturbed}} and Music/DaveMatthewsBand's streak of #1 albums.



* Music/MachineHead faced a ''nasty'' DorkAge with their turn-of-the-millenium releases ''The Burning Red'' and ''Supercharger''. ''Through the Ashes of Empires'' re-introduced elements of their classic {{Thrash|Metal}} sound with warm welcome, and ''The Blackening'' went even further, going in a ProgressiveMetal direction. The band/[[IAmTheBand Rob Flynn]] still has a mountain to climb, though, as they/he still have both the shadow of NuMetal and the [[ToughActToFollow high standards]] set by ''[[FirstInstallmentWins Burn My Eyes]]'' to live up to.

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* Music/MachineHead faced a ''nasty'' DorkAge with their turn-of-the-millenium turn-of-the-millennium releases ''The Burning Red'' and ''Supercharger''. ''Through the Ashes of Empires'' re-introduced elements of their classic {{Thrash|Metal}} sound with a warm welcome, and ''The Blackening'' went even further, going in a ProgressiveMetal direction. The band/[[IAmTheBand Rob Flynn]] still has a mountain to climb, though, as they/he still have both the shadow of NuMetal and the [[ToughActToFollow high standards]] set by ''[[FirstInstallmentWins Burn My Eyes]]'' to live up to.



* NuMetal band Music/{{Korn}} has done this twice. After the band succumbed to a DorkAge during the mid to late 00s with their output after ''Take a Look in the Mirror'', 2010 saw the release of ''Korn III'', a "true successor" to Korn's earlier 90s work such as their self titled debut album and its followup ''Life Is Peachy''. The album was very well received by fans for returning to the dark and gritty style that made the band famous in the first place. However Korn's next album, ''Path of Totality'', went in a highly experimental route by trying to fuse nu metal with dubstep (even getting Music/{{Skrillex}} involved). Opinions were highly divided, to say the least. The next album, ''The Paradigm Shift'', went back to the nu metal sound again, included the return of one of the band's founding guitarists, Head, and opinions, while not as favorable as ''Korn III'', were still much higher than ''Path of Totality''. Their 2016 album ''The Serenity of Suffering'' actually ''invoked'' this. They described it as the heaviest album they've put out since their self-titled, with the dubstep elements being completely removed (whereas ''The Paradigm Shift'' downplayed but didn't fully remove it), and more prominent influence from their '90s-era material was added while still sounding modern. It was a massive success, with fans both old and new being very happy with the result.

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* NuMetal band Music/{{Korn}} has done this twice. After the band succumbed to a DorkAge during the mid to late 00s with their output after ''Take a Look in the Mirror'', 2010 saw the release of ''Korn III'', a "true successor" to Korn's earlier 90s '90s work such as their self titled debut album and its followup ''Life Is Peachy''. The album was very well received by fans for returning to the dark and gritty style that made the band famous in the first place. However Korn's next album, ''Path of Totality'', went in a highly experimental route by trying to fuse nu metal with dubstep (even getting Music/{{Skrillex}} involved). Opinions were highly divided, to say the least. The next album, ''The Paradigm Shift'', went back to the nu metal sound again, included the return of one of the band's founding guitarists, Head, and opinions, while not as favorable as ''Korn III'', were still much higher than ''Path of Totality''. Their 2016 album ''The Serenity of Suffering'' actually ''invoked'' this. They described it as the heaviest album they've put out since their self-titled, with the dubstep elements being completely removed (whereas ''The Paradigm Shift'' downplayed but didn't fully remove it), and more prominent influence from their '90s-era material was added while still sounding modern. It was a massive success, with fans both old and new being very happy with the result.



* The music company Jamster started gaining a lot of flack with people in the mid-2000s due to the animated character "Crazy Frog" gaining too much attention with the pubic mainly due to his songs. As a result, Jamster ended up retiring the character in early 2007 and created a new character named Music/{{Schnuffel}} (Snuggle Bunny) who debuted in the song "Snuggle Song" which became a big hit in Germany and Europe. Unlike Crazy Frog, Schnuffel actually gained a lot more positive feedback with the public which resulted in Jamster creating a few music albums starring the character and a few music videos featuring him. The popularity of Schnuffel resulted in Jamster gaining back more fans in Europe and English speaking countries. Jamster later created a second rabbit character named Snuggelina in 2010 who is Snuggle's girlfriend and has also had songs of her own. This caused Jamster to create a few albums called "Schnuffel und Schnuffelienchen" which stars the duo going on various adventures and their daily lives.
* Music/{{Sugarland}} seemed to already be on the downward slide with their 2010 album ''The Incredible Machine'', as other than the [[EarWorm ridiculously catchy]] lead single "Stuck Like Glue", reactions to the album from fans and critics alike were [[BrokenBase extremely divided]] due to a serious case of GenreAdultery. On top of this, the duo was under scrutiny after a highly publicized incident in 2011: a stage collapsed in high winds just before what would have been their concert at the Indiana State Fair, killing 7 and injuring 58. The duo was seen as TheScapegoat in this incident, and found themselves on the receiving end of many lawsuits. Both members (lead singer Jennifer Nettles and backing vocalist/guitarist Kristian Bush) announced a hiatus soon afterward -- conveniently, right before the then-pregnant Nettles gave birth. Nettles and Bush both released solo albums during the hiatus, and while their solo output was fairly well-received, it did not translate into strong sales or airplay. Finally in late 2017, Sugarland reunited for a new single titled "Still the Same". While it bombed, the followup "Babe" (co-written by, and featuring backing vocals from, Music/TaylorSwift) fared much better, and their reunion album ''Bigger'' was released to largely positive reception and sales in summer 2018.

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* The music company Jamster started gaining a lot of flack with people in the mid-2000s due to the animated character "Crazy Frog" gaining too much attention with the pubic public mainly due to his songs. As a result, Jamster ended up retiring the character in early 2007 and created a new character named Music/{{Schnuffel}} (Snuggle Bunny) who debuted in the song "Snuggle Song" which became a big hit in Germany and Europe. Unlike Crazy Frog, Schnuffel actually gained a lot more positive feedback with the public which resulted in Jamster creating a few music albums starring the character and a few music videos featuring him. The popularity of Schnuffel resulted in Jamster gaining back more fans in Europe and English speaking countries. Jamster later created a second rabbit character named Snuggelina in 2010 who is Snuggle's girlfriend and has also had songs of her own. This caused Jamster to create a few albums called "Schnuffel und Schnuffelienchen" which stars the duo going on various adventures and their daily lives.
* Music/{{Sugarland}} seemed to already be on the downward slide with their 2010 album ''The Incredible Machine'', as other than the [[EarWorm ridiculously catchy]] lead single "Stuck Like Glue", reactions to the album from fans and critics alike were [[BrokenBase extremely divided]] due to a serious case of GenreAdultery. On top of this, the duo was under scrutiny after a highly publicized incident in 2011: a stage collapsed in high winds just before what would have been their concert at the Indiana State Fair, killing 7 and injuring 58. The duo was seen as TheScapegoat in this incident, incident and found themselves on the receiving end of many lawsuits. Both members (lead singer Jennifer Nettles and backing vocalist/guitarist Kristian Bush) announced a hiatus soon afterward -- conveniently, right before the then-pregnant Nettles gave birth. Nettles and Bush both released solo albums during the hiatus, and while their solo output was fairly well-received, it did not translate into strong sales or airplay. Finally Finally, in late 2017, Sugarland reunited for a new single titled "Still the Same". While it bombed, the followup "Babe" (co-written by, and featuring backing vocals from, Music/TaylorSwift) fared much better, and their reunion album ''Bigger'' was released to largely positive reception and sales in summer 2018.



* The [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] became the undisputed top promotion of the wrestling world in the 1980s, but by the time the '90s rolled around, their top name (Wrestling/HulkHogan) was gone, nobody else was grabbing the audience's interest, and the booking had become ridiculous, predictable, and lame. The WWF found themselves trailing behind Wrestling/{{WCW}}, and staring down the barrel of bankruptcy. Then came the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, a DarkerAndEdgier reinvention focused around Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, and the rest is history.

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* The [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] became the undisputed top promotion of the wrestling world in the 1980s, but by the time the '90s rolled around, their top name (Wrestling/HulkHogan) was gone, nobody else was grabbing the audience's interest, and the booking had become ridiculous, predictable, and lame. The WWF found themselves trailing behind Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{WCW}} and staring down the barrel of bankruptcy. Then came the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, a DarkerAndEdgier reinvention focused around Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, and the rest is history.



* 2014 saw WWE pull this off on more than one level. First, in the Royal Rumble, the crowd waited anxiously during the entire Rumble for Daniel Bryan to make his appearance. When number 30 was revealed to be Rey Mysterio, once the crowd realized that Bryan wasn't in the Rumble at all, the boos could be heard loud and clear - Mysterio's elimination was actually cheered. The world title match at Wrestlemania XXX was quickly made a triple threat match by including Bryan, and having him win the title to the massive approval of the crowd... which earlier that night had been practically deflated when The Streak came to an end.

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* 2014 saw WWE pull this off on more than one level. First, in the Royal Rumble, the crowd waited anxiously during the entire Rumble for Daniel Bryan to make his appearance. When number 30 was revealed to be Rey Mysterio, once the crowd realized that Bryan wasn't in the Rumble at all, the boos could be heard loud and clear - Mysterio's elimination was actually cheered. The world title match at Wrestlemania XXX was quickly made a triple threat match by including Bryan, Bryan and having him win the title to the massive approval of the crowd... which earlier that night had been practically deflated when The Streak came to an end.



** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' completely splintered the entire fanbase for a number of reasons, due to its limited world, players' lack of effect with their choices, [[GameBreakingBug glitches]], CutAndPasteEnvironments, and overall rushed feel. There are many who consider it a decent game for elements such as its excellent companions, but a significant step back from its predecessor ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Its follow-up, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', despite complaints about problems with different versions, has been far better received for its [[SequelEscalation much more epic story]] that successfully took ''many'' seemingly unimportant elements from ''[[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode Dragon Age II]]'' and [[ChekhovsGun incorporated them in big ways]], [[WideOpenSandbox highly varied wide-open worlds]] and the choices having a far greater effect on the story and characters. By extension, quite a few see ''Inquisition'' as return to form for Creator/BioWare after the widespread disappointment with ''Dragon Age II'' and the ending of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' completely splintered the entire fanbase for a number of reasons, due to its limited world, players' lack of effect with their choices, [[GameBreakingBug glitches]], CutAndPasteEnvironments, and overall rushed feel. There are many who consider it a decent game for elements such as its excellent companions, but a significant step back from its predecessor ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Its follow-up, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', despite complaints about problems with different versions, has been far better received for its [[SequelEscalation much more epic story]] that successfully took ''many'' seemingly unimportant elements from ''[[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode Dragon Age II]]'' and [[ChekhovsGun incorporated them in big ways]], [[WideOpenSandbox highly varied wide-open worlds]] and the choices having a far greater effect on the story and characters. By extension, quite a few see ''Inquisition'' as a return to form for Creator/BioWare after the widespread disappointment with ''Dragon Age II'' and the ending of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.



** A portion of the playerbase first learned about Cygames and Shadowverse thanks to the global Steam release. Upon knowing of a highly-popular JRPG called Granblue Fantasy, these players migrated their playtime from Shadowverse into Granblue and might have spent a good amount of time and money in that game (given that Granblue Fantasy never runs out of events) that they might also took a break from Shadowverse. During those times, there were a lot of "Returning Player" posts where a former Shadowverse player returns into the game, eager to know the changes to the meta. When the Brigade of the Sky event hit, many of those who migrated into Granblue returned to the card game, thanks to the shared characters featured by the expansion. It goes to the point where some players admit that they play ''both'' games at manageable times.

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** A portion of the playerbase first learned about Cygames and Shadowverse thanks to the global Steam release. Upon knowing of a highly-popular JRPG called Granblue Fantasy, these players migrated their playtime from Shadowverse into Granblue and might have spent a good amount of time and money in that game (given that Granblue Fantasy never runs out of events) that they might might've also took taken a break from Shadowverse. During those times, there were a lot of "Returning Player" posts where a former Shadowverse player returns into the game, eager to know the changes to the meta. When the Brigade of the Sky event hit, many of those who migrated into Granblue returned to the card game, thanks to the shared characters featured by the expansion. It goes to the point where some players admit that they play ''both'' games at manageable times.



** The huge success of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' made it an incredibly ToughActToFollow. It overshadowed the next two series installments, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', and many fans of the series wished Nintendo would just make another game like ''Ocarina of Time'' again. [[note]]Both ''Majora's Mask'' and ''Wind Waker'' would later be VindicatedByHistory however, with it being pretty easy to find someone within the fanbase that has both of them in their Top 5, if not one of them as their favourite installment.[[/note]] The release of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' was considered to be more true-to-form for the series, with its announcement still considered [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE2Dc1sx71U one of the best crowd reaction to happen at E3]]. While the game has come under its fair share of criticism in the years since, at the time, it won back a lot of series fans by featuring an "adult" Link and a darker story, as well as introducing new items and characters (including one of the franchise's most well-loved partner characters, Midna).
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' did this for the handheld installments in the series, after the more divisive UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games (''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]''). The title ditched the experimental stylus controls to return to traditional button controls, and presented a more open-ended campaign that harkened back to the earliest games in the franchise.

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** The huge success of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' made it an incredibly ToughActToFollow. It overshadowed the next two series installments, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', and many fans of the series wished Nintendo would just make another game like ''Ocarina of Time'' again. [[note]]Both ''Majora's Mask'' and ''Wind Waker'' would later be VindicatedByHistory however, with it being pretty easy to find someone within the fanbase that has both of them in their Top 5, 5 if not one of them as their favourite installment.[[/note]] The release of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' was considered to be more true-to-form for the series, with its announcement still considered [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE2Dc1sx71U one of the best crowd reaction to happen at E3]]. While the game has come under its fair share of criticism in the years since, at the time, it won back a lot of series fans by featuring an "adult" Link and a darker story, as well as introducing new items and characters (including one of the franchise's most well-loved partner characters, Midna).
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' did this for the handheld installments in the series, after the more divisive UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games (''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]''). The title ditched the experimental stylus controls to return to traditional button controls, controls and presented a more open-ended campaign that harkened back to the earliest games in the franchise.



** The first game was universally hailed and anticipation was high for the second one. However what fans got was a lackluster sequel that was laughably easy and stripped Dante of his rogue charm. Understandably, many were wary come news of the third game, which was developed by the same team behind ''[=DMC2=]''. However, Capcom rectified all the problems of the second game, ratcheting up the difficulty, reverting Dante back to his old self, and even giving him some new toys to play with. Then came the announcement of ''[[UpdatedRerelease Special Edition]]'', which offered an Easy Mode and allowed players to play as [[EvilTwin Vergil]].

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** The first game was universally hailed and anticipation was high for the second one. However However, what fans got was a lackluster sequel that was laughably easy and stripped Dante of his rogue charm. Understandably, many were wary come news of the third game, which was developed by the same team behind ''[=DMC2=]''. However, Capcom rectified all the problems of the second game, ratcheting up the difficulty, reverting Dante back to his old self, and even giving him some new toys to play with. Then came the announcement of ''[[UpdatedRerelease Special Edition]]'', which offered an Easy Mode and allowed players to play as [[EvilTwin Vergil]].



** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' won back the crowd on several different levels. First off, it brought back the open ended and environment based gameplay of ''64'' and ''Sunshine'' that had been previously replaced with a more linear gameplay starting from ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', winning back many fans of the older 3D ''Mario'' games. This came at the cost of alienating those who preferred the linear gameplay; they were won over by the innovation and new gameplay mechanics. Finally, the game brought creativity to the ''Mario'' series many people had accused it of lacking throughout the 3DS / Wii U era and revitalised the series in general.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' won back the crowd on several different levels. First off, it brought back the open ended open-ended and environment based gameplay of ''64'' and ''Sunshine'' that had been previously replaced with a more linear gameplay starting from ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', winning back many fans of the older 3D ''Mario'' games. This came at the cost of alienating those who preferred the linear gameplay; they were won over by the innovation and new gameplay mechanics. Finally, the game brought creativity to the ''Mario'' series many people had accused it of lacking throughout the 3DS / Wii U era and revitalised the series in general.



** Most if not all fans shared at least one gripe with the release-version's final roster, including Dr. Mario of all characters being brought back from ''Melee'' and there not being quite enough star power. It seems like Sakurai took this as a challenge, as almost every piece of character DLC was designed to, if not make you cheer for the character, marvel at what on Earth Sakurai can pull off next. [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade Roy]], and [[VideoGame/Mother3 Lucas]] all returning as fan favorite veterans (who could actually return). [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] adding another crossover to his list. ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]]'' being added because Sakurai knew it has been a long running joke with the fanbase for characters like Goku or Cloud to be in Smash. Finally, the eponymous protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' being added (allegedly) by fan demand through the Smash Fighter Ballot[[note]]Timing and evidence from data mining suggest that she was planned before the ballot even started.[[/note]], plus [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] to promote his/her then-upcoming game.
** And then came ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', which brought back ''every single character that has ever been playable in the franchise'' (and yes, this includes [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pichu]], shown alongside Jigglypuff after [[VideoGame/MetalGear Snake]]'s return), along with newcomers like the highly requested [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]] and [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry King K. Rool]] (whose inclusions were confirmed due to their high standing on the Smash Ballot from ''3DS/Wii U''), and many others such as [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Daisy]], [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom]] and [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Isabelle]], to name a few. Also the gameplay has been improved compared to that of ''3DS/Wii U'', and it featured a new story mode. Then, after the unexpected addition of Piranha Plant as DLC, along came the Fighters Pass with its first fighter, [[VideoGame/Persona5 Joker]], and the Stage Builder made a comeback after being absent from the vanilla release. It says something when, as of April 2019, it became the best-selling fighting game of all time, let alone the best-selling ''Super Smash Bros.'' game.
* Some ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fans felt turned off by ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' due to the large number of changes from previous installments, including unavailability of Generation I and II Pokémon. But when [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]] came out, especially ''Platinum'' and the long-awaited remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', it brought back many old fans, [[NewbieBoom along with some new ones]]. All subsequent generations have done something to put this trope in effect as well.

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** Most if not all fans shared at least one gripe with the release-version's final roster, including Dr. Mario of all characters being brought back from ''Melee'' and there not being quite enough star power. It seems like Sakurai took this as a challenge, as almost every piece of character DLC was designed to, if not make you cheer for the character, marvel at what on Earth Sakurai can pull off next. [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade Roy]], and [[VideoGame/Mother3 Lucas]] all returning as fan favorite veterans (who could actually return). [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] adding another crossover to his list. ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]]'' being added because Sakurai knew it has been a long running long-running joke with the fanbase for characters like Goku or Cloud to be in Smash. Finally, the eponymous protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' being added (allegedly) by fan demand through the Smash Fighter Ballot[[note]]Timing and evidence from data mining suggest that she was planned before the ballot even started.[[/note]], plus [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] to promote his/her then-upcoming game.
** And then came ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', which brought back ''every single character that has ever been playable in the franchise'' (and yes, this includes [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pichu]], shown alongside Jigglypuff after [[VideoGame/MetalGear Snake]]'s return), along with newcomers like the highly requested [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]] and [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry King K. Rool]] (whose inclusions were confirmed due to their high standing on the Smash Ballot from ''3DS/Wii U''), and many others such as [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Daisy]], [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom]] and [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Isabelle]], to name a few. Also Also, the gameplay has been improved compared to that of ''3DS/Wii U'', and it featured a new story mode. Then, after the unexpected addition of Piranha Plant as DLC, along came the Fighters Pass with its first fighter, [[VideoGame/Persona5 Joker]], and the Stage Builder made a comeback after being absent from the vanilla release. It says something when, as of April 2019, it became the best-selling fighting game of all time, let alone the best-selling ''Super Smash Bros.'' game.
* Some ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fans felt turned off by ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' due to the a large number of changes from previous installments, including unavailability of Generation I and II Pokémon. But when [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]] came out, especially ''Platinum'' and the long-awaited remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', it brought back many old fans, [[NewbieBoom along with some new ones]]. All subsequent generations have done something to put this trope in effect as well.



* When ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' launched to almost universal poor reviews due to the ObviousBeta state and a plethora of bizarre design decisions, the development team, EGOSOFT, admitted that they goofed up, and spent the next year refining the game to be playable and indeed fun; first with the massive "2.0" update and again with "3.0", which coincided with the release of the game's ExpansionPack, ''The Teladi Outpost'', which was free for every owner to pre-order until the day of release as an apology. Critics and fans praised the decision and were more in favor of the game after all the changes. EGOSOFT has a history of this, with their games being released as [[ObviousBeta buggy, often unplayable messes]] which are rectified about a year after release and with features expanded via free DownloadableContent, but winning back the crowd after the ''Rebirth'' fiasco - whose level of [[GameBreakingBug buggyness was an order of magnitude worse]] than previous games - was make-or-break for the company.

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* When ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' launched to almost universal poor reviews due to the ObviousBeta state and a plethora of bizarre design decisions, the development team, EGOSOFT, admitted that they goofed up, and spent the next year refining the game to be playable and indeed fun; first with the massive "2.0" update and again with "3.0", which coincided with the release of the game's ExpansionPack, ''The Teladi Outpost'', which was free for every owner to pre-order until the day of release as an apology. Critics and fans praised the decision and were more in favor of the game after all the changes. EGOSOFT has a history of this, with their games being released as [[ObviousBeta buggy, often unplayable messes]] which are rectified about a year after release and with features expanded via free DownloadableContent, but winning back the crowd after the ''Rebirth'' fiasco - whose level of [[GameBreakingBug buggyness bugginess was an order of magnitude worse]] than previous games - was make-or-break for the company.



* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' was the subject of serious backlash around the time of its release, with critical reception being overall low, stemming largely from disappointment over the lack of features discussed during the game's hype cycle and overall lackluster gameplay. Since its launch in 2016, however, Hello Games continued to work on the game and released updates that improved its quality of life, such as the "Foundation" update, which added base building, a creative sandbox mode and freighters that eased inventory restrictions; the "Pathfinder" update, which introduced terrestrial vehicles for planetside exploration; and the "Atlas Rises" update, which improved the story questline and procedurally-generated side quests that added more variety to the gameplay. The July 2018 update, "NEXT", gave the game a much-needed shot in the arm with one very important addition: ''multiplayer''. Other additions and improvements included the ability to create and remake the player's avatar freely, expanded base building that lets players set up shop anywhere they wish, streamlining resources to make grinding less tedious, and a graphical overhaul that improved the overall look of the game. Many who dismissed the original release of the game were convinced to return with the release of "NEXT", with the update pushing the Steam version [[https://www.techspot.com/news/75716-no-man-sky-update-pushes-game-top-steam.html to the top of the sales charts]].

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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' was the subject of serious backlash around the time of its release, with critical reception being overall low, stemming largely from disappointment over the lack of features discussed during the game's hype cycle and overall lackluster gameplay. Since its launch in 2016, however, Hello Games continued to work on the game and released updates that improved its quality of life, such as the "Foundation" update, which added base building, a creative sandbox mode and freighters that eased inventory restrictions; the "Pathfinder" update, which introduced terrestrial vehicles for planetside exploration; and the "Atlas Rises" update, which improved the story questline and procedurally-generated side quests that added more variety to the gameplay. The July 2018 update, "NEXT", gave the game a much-needed shot in the arm with one very important addition: ''multiplayer''. Other additions and improvements included the ability to create and remake the player's avatar freely, an expanded base building that lets players set up shop anywhere they wish, streamlining resources to make grinding less tedious, and a graphical overhaul that improved the overall look of the game. Many who dismissed the original release of the game were convinced to return with the release of "NEXT", with the update pushing the Steam version [[https://www.techspot.com/news/75716-no-man-sky-update-pushes-game-top-steam.html to the top of the sales charts]].



* After two average games in-a-row (''F1 2014'' and ''F1 2015''), Codemasters' ''F1 2016'' brought back many fans to franchise (as well new ones) with an extensive revamp in the game, bringing back the career mode with new features and a way better damage model.
* After the player base's decline ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' switched to a free-to-play business model on the PC, as well as making plans to do the same on consoles. The player base exploded as a result, reaching numbers higher than even its initial launch.
* After alienating their fans and losing the respect of the entire gaming community over the course of 2015 and 2016, the way that Creator/{{Konami}} treated ''Super VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} R'' left the company's former fans dumbfounded yet impressed. Rather than simply throwing the game out in the wild and forgetting about it and burying the gameplay under micro-transactions (both criticisms of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''), Konami continued to keep an eye on the game and even quickly addressed technical issues the game had with ''free'' patches and later gave out ''free'' DLC (consisting of new maps and characters). These moves have not only played a factor in putting the long dormant ''Bomberman'' franchise back on the map, but has many believing that Konami is serious about trying to clean up their act, giving the fans what they actually want, and regaining their fans' respect.
* The entire ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise was in a very precarious position for several years, largely due to an extended dry spell broken up only by the [[BrokenBase contentiously received]] (to say the least) ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce''. Fans of the franchise were left largely unsatisfied, a situation not helped by Nintendo completely ignoring the series' 30th anniversary and [[ScrewedByTheLawyers their DMCA takedown]] of ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake''. Things seemed bleak for fans of the franchise and for the franchise itself. However, at E3 2017, Metroid came back with a vengeance, with not one, but two games in the franchise announced. The long-requested ''Metroid Prime 4'' was confirmed to be in development for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, as well as an official remake of ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'', entitled ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'', for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; the latter was released later that year to critical priase. Fandom elation has been at the highest level it's been in years over these announcements.
* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 had incredibly bad PR before and shortly after its launch in 2006, thanks to its complex architecture resulting in an exorbitant price at launch along with a lack of games. Sony also came across as extremely arrogant and hostile towards its customers, thanks to a combination of the console's advertising consisting mostly of [[DadaAd Dada Ads]] that didn't [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain really promote the system or its capabilities]], tech demos and trailers that were completely fabricated, and dismissing any of the aforementioned criticisms with statements like telling people to get a second job if they couldn't afford the high price. After the system finally launched and was trounced in both sales and public perception by its competition of the UsefulNotes/Xbox360 and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, Sony began to clean up their act. They brought the price of the console down, finally making it competitive with the Xbox 360 with the release of the slim model in 2009. The produced new advertising that was much more on the nose, such as acclaimed "It Only Does Everything" campaign starring fictional Sony executive Kevin Butler. Most important of all, they ensured that the console had a much better lineup of games, thanks to both strong first-party titles from Sony and its subsidiary studios as well as providing better support for third party developers working on the system to mitigate the difficulty of programming the [=PS3=]'s complex hardware.

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* After two average games in-a-row (''F1 2014'' and ''F1 2015''), Codemasters' ''F1 2016'' brought back many fans to the franchise (as well new ones) with an extensive revamp in the game, bringing back the career mode with new features and a way better damage model.
* After the player base's decline ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' switched to a free-to-play business model on the PC, as well as making plans to do the same on consoles. The player base exploded exploded, as a result, reaching numbers higher than even its initial launch.
* After alienating their fans and losing the respect of the entire gaming community over the course of 2015 and 2016, the way that Creator/{{Konami}} treated ''Super VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} R'' left the company's former fans dumbfounded yet impressed. Rather than simply throwing the game out in the wild and forgetting about it and burying the gameplay under micro-transactions (both criticisms of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''), Konami continued to keep an eye on the game and even quickly addressed technical issues the game had with ''free'' patches and later gave out ''free'' DLC (consisting of new maps and characters). These moves have not only played a factor in putting the long dormant long-dormant ''Bomberman'' franchise back on the map, but has many believing that Konami is serious about trying to clean up their act, giving the fans what they actually want, and regaining their fans' respect.
* The entire ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise was in a very precarious position for several years, largely due to an extended dry spell broken up only by the [[BrokenBase contentiously received]] (to say the least) ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce''. Fans of the franchise were left largely unsatisfied, a situation not helped by Nintendo completely ignoring the series' 30th anniversary and [[ScrewedByTheLawyers their DMCA takedown]] of ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake''. Things seemed bleak for fans of the franchise and for the franchise itself. However, at E3 2017, Metroid came back with a vengeance, with not one, but two games in the franchise announced. The long-requested ''Metroid Prime 4'' was confirmed to be in development for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, as well as an official remake of ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'', entitled ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'', for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; the latter was released later that year to critical priase.praise. Fandom elation has been at the highest level it's been in years over these announcements.
* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 had incredibly bad PR before and shortly after its launch in 2006, thanks to its complex architecture resulting in an exorbitant price at launch along with a lack of games. Sony also came across as extremely arrogant and hostile towards its customers, thanks to a combination of the console's advertising consisting mostly of [[DadaAd Dada Ads]] that didn't [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain really promote the system or its capabilities]], tech demos and trailers that were completely fabricated, and dismissing any of the aforementioned criticisms with statements like telling people to get a second job if they couldn't afford the high price. After the system finally launched and was trounced in both sales and public perception by its competition of the UsefulNotes/Xbox360 and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, Sony began to clean up their act. They brought the price of the console down, finally making it competitive with the Xbox 360 with the release of the slim model in 2009. The produced new advertising that was much more on the nose, such as acclaimed "It Only Does Everything" campaign starring fictional Sony executive Kevin Butler. Most important of all, they ensured that the console had a much better lineup of games, thanks to both strong first-party titles from Sony and its subsidiary studios as well as providing better support for third party third-party developers working on the system to mitigate the difficulty of programming the [=PS3=]'s complex hardware.



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has proved to be an excellent show, especially after the years of [[Anime/TransformersArmada spottily-dubbed]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Japanese-produced for american consumption]] [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise (Or not)]] [[Anime/TransformersCybertron series]], attracting many old and even new fans.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has proved to be an excellent show, especially after the years of [[Anime/TransformersArmada spottily-dubbed]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Japanese-produced for american American consumption]] [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise (Or not)]] [[Anime/TransformersCybertron series]], attracting many old and even new fans.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', for a time, after the [[SeasonalRot much reviled Season 7]]: Peter's Jerkassery was toned down, Brian is no longer the AuthorAvatar everybody was sick of, Meg and Chris are getting more screentime, and the Meg bashing is much, much less blatant, [[CharacterRerailment Stewie starts to show glimpses of his old characterization]], the newer chapters have better storylines and less flashbacks and pop culture references (which, by the way, are more recent and easier to get than the obscure 70-80s references that nobody recognized), the BlackComedy is less prominent, etc. There are even a few dramatic and serious moments once in a while. Later seasons eventually managed to lose this goodwill, though, for a variety of reasons best listed on other pages.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', for a time, after the [[SeasonalRot much reviled Season 7]]: Peter's Jerkassery was toned down, Brian is no longer the AuthorAvatar everybody was sick of, Meg and Chris are getting more screentime, and the Meg bashing is much, much less blatant, [[CharacterRerailment Stewie starts to show glimpses of his old characterization]], the newer chapters have better storylines and less fewer flashbacks and pop culture references (which, by the way, are more recent and easier to get than the obscure 70-80s '70-'80s references that nobody recognized), the BlackComedy is less prominent, etc. There are even a few dramatic and serious moments once in a while. Later seasons eventually managed to lose this goodwill, though, for a variety of reasons best listed on other pages.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' season 3 went over much easier with fans than season 2 had, perhaps due to the writers deciding that they'd try to combine the original "psychedelic bloodbath" formula from season 1 with season 2's character-centric stories and development. The wild scene transitions and camera angles were also re-instated, while season 2 had mostly used traditional cuts and fades between scenes. Acclaim-wise, it managed to win over at least a bigger number of fans, but when it came to the ratings this trope was inverted (season 2 aired in the summer and had managed to get consistently high ratings, while season 3's ratings dipped much lower).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' season 3 went over much easier with fans than season 2 had, perhaps due to the writers deciding that they'd try to combine the original "psychedelic bloodbath" formula from season 1 with season 2's character-centric stories and development. The wild scene transitions and camera angles were also re-instated, reinstated, while season 2 had mostly used traditional cuts and fades between scenes. Acclaim-wise, it managed to win over at least a bigger number of fans, but when it came to the ratings this trope was inverted (season 2 aired in the summer and had managed to get consistently high ratings, while season 3's ratings dipped much lower).



* {{Shoot Em Up}}s started to fall out of favor in the late 90's and early 2000's in favor of games with broader scopes (as shmups typically put the player on a fixed path and a single playthrough usually takes about 30-60 minutes at a time when games started to have tens of hours of content and really started to experiment with non-linear formats) and actual stories (the shmup genre isn't exactly known for deep lore, gripping plots, or characters worth caring about), but ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' -- the Windows games in particular, as the first five games are the comparatively obscure UsefulNotes/{{PC98}} computer that [[NoExportForYou never left Japan]] -- gave the genre a boost thanks to its pretty BulletHell patterns that each stand out on their own and characters best known for spawning endless memes and fan works.

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* {{Shoot Em Up}}s started to fall out of favor in the late 90's '90s and early 2000's 2000s in favor of games with broader scopes (as shmups typically put the player on a fixed path and a single playthrough usually takes about 30-60 minutes at a time when games started to have tens of hours of content and really started to experiment with non-linear formats) and actual stories (the shmup genre isn't exactly known for deep lore, gripping plots, or characters worth caring about), but ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' -- the Windows games in particular, as the first five games are the comparatively obscure UsefulNotes/{{PC98}} computer that [[NoExportForYou never left Japan]] -- gave the genre a boost thanks to its pretty BulletHell patterns that each stand out on their own and characters best known for spawning endless memes and fan works.



* Creator/TomCruise was largely considered to have destroyed his career forever after becoming Hollywood's new front man for Scientology, with his numerous bizarre and off-putting public appearances. Then came his tour de force PlayingAgainstType performance in ''Film/TropicThunder''. ''THEN'' his return to ''Mission Impossible'' with ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', especially with the advertising that he performed the "scale-a-skyscraper" stunt himself.

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* Creator/TomCruise was largely considered to have destroyed his career forever after becoming Hollywood's new front man frontman for Scientology, with his numerous bizarre and off-putting public appearances. Then came his tour de force PlayingAgainstType performance in ''Film/TropicThunder''. ''THEN'' his return to ''Mission Impossible'' with ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', especially with the advertising that he performed the "scale-a-skyscraper" stunt himself.



* Howard Mackie, one of the seminal ''Spider-Man'' writers back in the 90s, was originally ostracized not only for his participation in the heavily controversial [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]] storylines, but also the mishandled Spider-Relaunch which followed it. Mackie was even for a time considered poison for any project and was even called "The Worst Spider-Man Writer Ever" by many. Currently, he's managed a small comeback with the moderately liked "The Ravagers" book over at DC while, for fairly-or-unfairly, the title of "Worst Spider-Man Writer" has been given by some to current Spider-Writer Dan Slott for his controversial run.
* After being one of the most respected actors of the '90s, thanks to his prominent lead roles in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' and ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Creator/KevinSpacey's career slowly declined through the 2000s, with many of his roles relegated to supporting parts in small TV miniseries and underwhelming films. Even 2006's ''Film/SupermanReturns''--his highest-profile movie in years, where he scored the lead role of ComicBook/LexLuthor--turned out to be a huge box-office disappointment, and it failed to spawn a new ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' franchise. That all changed in 2013, when his acclaimed performance as Frank Underwood in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' suddenly made him a household name again, leading to Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. No longer applies now that allegations of sexual misconduct with teenaged boys came to light; [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement such allegations]] usually are permanent career killers for good reason.

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* Howard Mackie, one of the seminal ''Spider-Man'' writers back in the 90s, '90s, was originally ostracized not only for his participation in the heavily controversial [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]] storylines, but also the mishandled Spider-Relaunch which followed it. Mackie was even for a time considered poison for any project and was even called "The Worst Spider-Man Writer Ever" by many. Currently, he's managed a small comeback with the moderately liked "The Ravagers" book over at DC while, for fairly-or-unfairly, the title of "Worst Spider-Man Writer" has been given by some to current Spider-Writer Dan Slott for his controversial run.
* After being one of the most respected actors of the '90s, thanks to his prominent lead roles in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' and ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Creator/KevinSpacey's career slowly declined through the 2000s, with many of his roles relegated to supporting parts in small TV miniseries and underwhelming films. Even 2006's ''Film/SupermanReturns''--his ''Film/SupermanReturns'' -- his highest-profile movie in years, where he scored the lead role of ComicBook/LexLuthor--turned ComicBook/LexLuthor -- turned out to be a huge box-office disappointment, and it failed to spawn a new ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' franchise. That all changed in 2013, when his acclaimed performance as Frank Underwood in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' suddenly made him a household name again, leading to Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. No longer applies now that allegations of sexual misconduct with teenaged boys came to light; light in 2017; [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement such allegations]] usually are permanent career killers for good reason.



* The success of shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' reignited Creator/CartoonNetwork's popularity among older audiences [[NetworkDecay after losing its classic cartoons to Boomerang and the utter failure that is CN Real]], with others such as ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', etc. showing viewers that the network is dead serious about abandoning its live-action experiments and returning to its animation roots[[note]]though many fans of Cartoon Network in its classic animation and ''Creator/Cartoon Cartoons'' era still don't like the network as all of the shows they remember watching back then have been relegated to Boomerang, which isn't available on most cable and satellite packages. And the less said about the angry anime fans who want ''Toonami'' to go back to being a daytime block, the better...[[/note]]. Parallel to this, Creator/AdultSwim followed suit after their resurrection of Creator/{{Toonami}}, while ''Series/TheEricAndreShow'' has redeemed its live action programming among some of its fanbase due to being one of the few unambiguously live action shows produced by the network, and its strange, absurdist tone fitting the rest of the networks output. The eventual status of the controversial ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' as AdoredByTheNetwork has been seen as a damping force against the process of recovery (especially after it started taking almost ''half'' of the daily schedule for itself).
** 2018 may be marking another turnaround for Cartoon Network, by cutting down on ''Teen Titans Go!'' marathons [[note]]It's still AdoredByTheNetwork, but has not taken up over half the schedule like it had from 2015-17.[[/note]], and giving more reruns to beloved originals like ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and even ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', complete with lots of advertising, especially with the latters. While there are still some problems, most would consider the current state an improvement compared to the last couple of years.
* Creator/{{CBS}}, long regarded as "the Tiffany network" throughout TheNineties, regained viewers it lost after ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' debuted. Then it managed to secure a handful of critically acclaimed and popular scripted shows that pulled it into the big leagues like ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (the latter which helped dethrone "Must See TV Thursdays" from NBC). Today it's the dominant TV network in the ratings. Similarly, it regained the younger crowd in the 90s after spending much of the 80s being "the network of the living dead".
* At the end of 2003-2004 TV season, ABC had been floundering for a few years, even becoming the first of the original Big Three networks to fall to fourth place in overall network ratings (falling behind FOX, who was surging behind ''Series/AmericanIdol''). Their programming schedule had glaring holes left from the flame-out of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' and a lack of hit dramatic fare and reality shows. Under new management for the 04-05 season, ABC debuted two fall series that would instantly become smash hits: ''Series/{{LOST}}'' and ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', followed by three more hits with mid-season addition ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' and reality series ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' and ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''. ABC rode that wave of success back into second place while NBC tumbled all the way to fourth.
* Creator/{{NBC}} had been slowly stagnating over the last few years, having fallen back into fourth. However, with the help of ''Series/ChicagoFire'' [[Series/ChicagoPD and the]] [[Series/ChicagoMed next few series]], along with ''Series/ThisIsUs'' being both a ratings and critics success (esepcially in the prized 18-49 demographic), along with ''Series/TheVoice'' and ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' (the latter a LongRunner) helping ratings keep trucking, NBC, while not the mega-successful channel it was in the past, has rebuilt its reputation and has settled into a comfortable second place behind CBS at the end of the 2016-17 season. [[note]]And into the prized ''first'' place regarding 18-49, given that most of CBS' audience skews older[[/note]], all while ABC and FOX have continued to repeatedly slip and fall in both overall and 18-49 ratings.
* For over five years, the Sci-Fi Channel descended into a state of NetworkDecay that no one thought it would escape from, with the rebranding of the network's name to "Creator/{{Syfy}}", the phasing out of actual Sci Fi shows in favor of Reality shows and Wrestling programming, and any Sci Fi content they do air consisting of low budget Z-grade creature features. However, [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/syfys-plan-more-space-operas-687454 recent statements from the network president about the network's decay]] and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-returns-event-series-orders-688419 the announcement of an upcoming Space Opera mini-series]] imply that the network is attempting this, though only time will tell whether or not this attempt will be successful enough to bring the channel back to its roots.

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* The success of shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' reignited Creator/CartoonNetwork's popularity among older audiences [[NetworkDecay after losing its classic cartoons to Boomerang and the utter failure that is CN Real]], with others such as ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', etc. showing viewers that the network is dead serious about abandoning its live-action experiments and returning to its animation roots[[note]]though many fans of Cartoon Network in its classic animation and ''Creator/Cartoon Cartoons'' era still don't like the network as all of the shows they remember watching back then have been relegated to Boomerang, which isn't available on most cable and satellite packages. And the less said about the angry anime fans who want ''Toonami'' to go back to being a daytime block, the better...[[/note]]. Parallel to this, Creator/AdultSwim followed suit after their resurrection of Creator/{{Toonami}}, while ''Series/TheEricAndreShow'' has redeemed its live action live-action programming among some of its fanbase due to being one of the few unambiguously live action shows produced by the network, and its strange, absurdist tone fitting the rest of the networks network's output. The eventual status of the controversial ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' as AdoredByTheNetwork has been seen as a damping force against the process of recovery (especially after it started taking almost ''half'' of the daily schedule for itself).
** 2018 may be marking another turnaround for Cartoon Network, by cutting down on ''Teen Titans Go!'' marathons [[note]]It's still AdoredByTheNetwork, but has not taken up over half the schedule like as it had from 2015-17.[[/note]], and giving more reruns to beloved originals like ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and even ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', complete with lots of advertising, especially with the latters.latter's. While there are still some problems, most would consider the current state an improvement compared to the last couple of years.
* Creator/{{CBS}}, long regarded as "the Tiffany network" throughout TheNineties, regained viewers it lost after ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' debuted. Then it managed to secure a handful of critically acclaimed and popular scripted shows that pulled it into the big leagues like ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (the latter which helped dethrone "Must See TV Thursdays" from NBC). Today it's the dominant TV network in the ratings. Similarly, it regained the younger crowd in the 90s '90s after spending much of the 80s '80s being "the network of the living dead".
* At the end of the 2003-2004 TV season, ABC had been floundering for a few years, even becoming the first of the original Big Three networks to fall to fourth place in overall network ratings (falling behind FOX, who was surging behind ''Series/AmericanIdol''). Their programming schedule had glaring holes left from the flame-out of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' and a lack of hit dramatic fare and reality shows. Under new management for the 04-05 season, ABC debuted two fall series that would instantly become smash hits: ''Series/{{LOST}}'' and ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', followed by three more hits with mid-season addition ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' and reality series ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' and ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''. ABC rode that wave of success back into second place while NBC tumbled all the way to fourth.
* Creator/{{NBC}} had been slowly stagnating over the last few years, having fallen back into fourth. However, with the help of ''Series/ChicagoFire'' [[Series/ChicagoPD and the]] [[Series/ChicagoMed next few series]], along with ''Series/ThisIsUs'' being both a ratings and critics success (esepcially (especially in the prized 18-49 demographic), along with ''Series/TheVoice'' and ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' (the latter a LongRunner) helping ratings keep trucking, NBC, while not the mega-successful channel it was in the past, has rebuilt its reputation and has settled into a comfortable second place behind CBS at the end of the 2016-17 season. [[note]]And into the prized ''first'' place regarding 18-49, given that most of CBS' audience skews older[[/note]], all while ABC and FOX have continued to repeatedly slip and fall in both overall and 18-49 ratings.
* For over five years, the Sci-Fi Channel descended into a state of NetworkDecay that no one thought it would escape from, with the rebranding of the network's name to "Creator/{{Syfy}}", the phasing out of actual Sci Fi Sci-Fi shows in favor of Reality shows and Wrestling programming, and any Sci Fi Sci-Fi content they do air consisting of low budget Z-grade creature features. However, [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/syfys-plan-more-space-operas-687454 recent statements from the network president about the network's decay]] and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-returns-event-series-orders-688419 the announcement of an upcoming Space Opera mini-series]] imply that the network is attempting this, though only time will tell whether or not this attempt will be successful enough to bring the channel back to its roots.



* While ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', and ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' got Disney Channel's animation department back in shape, the network's live action department had been struggling, as many of their shows since the debut of ''Series/HannahMontana'' in 2006 were seen as mediocre at best, mainly abiding to the GirlShowGhetto, with the few exceptions being ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', ''Series/LabRats'', and ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''. Many of their least-liked series, like ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' and ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' (both of which starred Landry Bender), were cancelled very quickly. In 2017, the network released ''Series/AndiMack'', a show with DarkerAndEdgier themes and no laugh track, which won over many fans. They also announced [[Series/RavensHome a new spinoff]] for ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', a ''Disney/BigHero6'' series, a ''Bug Juice'' reboot, and a ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' reboot. These improvements, along with Nickelodeon's, stick out against Cartoon Network's, which some believe has [[AdoredByTheNetwork/TeenTitansGo entered another]] DorkAge.

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* While ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', and ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' got Disney Channel's animation department back in shape, the network's live action live-action department had been struggling, as many of their shows since the debut of ''Series/HannahMontana'' in 2006 were seen as mediocre at best, mainly abiding to the GirlShowGhetto, with the few exceptions being ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', ''Series/LabRats'', and ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''. Many of their least-liked series, like ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' and ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' (both of which starred Landry Bender), were cancelled very quickly. In 2017, the network released ''Series/AndiMack'', a show with DarkerAndEdgier themes and no laugh track, which won over many fans. They also announced [[Series/RavensHome a new spinoff]] for ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', a ''Disney/BigHero6'' series, a ''Bug Juice'' reboot, and a ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' reboot. These improvements, along with Nickelodeon's, stick out against Cartoon Network's, which some believe has [[AdoredByTheNetwork/TeenTitansGo entered another]] DorkAge.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' was this for the series as a whole, with the return of creator Stephen Hillenburg as a creative force resulting in a movie that received great amounts of praise from a fanbase who had spent the past several years lamenting the show's Seasonal Rot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' was this for the series as a whole, with the return of creator Stephen Hillenburg as a creative force resulting in a movie that received great amounts of praise from a fanbase who had spent the past several years lamenting the show's Seasonal Rot. Following Hillenburg's unfortunate passing of ALS in November 2018, winning back the crowd again will probably be even tougher.


* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' was an attempt by Toei to win back the fanbase of ''Anime/PrettyCure''. This one has quite a story behind it. Three years before ''Doki Doki'', the precure of the year was ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', which was almost completely different from its predecessors. It was both DarkerAndEdgier, and at the same time DenserAndWackier, and the main characters are just plain badass. The change enticed a lot of people, mostly from the PeripheryDemographic. The next two precures after that adhered to the older formula (read: made for little girls), and [[DorkAge this put off the new fans]]. ''Doki Doki'' is an attempt to create something that replicates the success of HCPC while still keeping the primary audience. The result is something that can be described as either JustForFun/MadeOfWin, or [[MarySue complete Sue-fest]]. Because of that, ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is attempting to try again, this time mixing elements of the older ways ''and'' the ways pioneered by HCPC while adding some new ideas of its own (like deliberately trying to make the blue Pretty Cure be the main character instead of the pink one)... at least, at first, because it ended up crashing and burning in its second half even worse then Doki Doki did. This has since lead to major change in the higher ups that produce the series, leading then current producer Hiroaki Shibata to be KickedUpstairs to Toei's Tokusatsu department. This has ironically made ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' take this mantle instead, to a much more degree of success then the past two seasons.

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* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' was an attempt by Toei to win back the fanbase of ''Anime/PrettyCure''. This one has quite a story behind it. Three years before ''Doki Doki'', the precure of the year was ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', which was almost completely different from its predecessors. It was both DarkerAndEdgier, and at the same time DenserAndWackier, and the main characters are just plain badass. The change enticed a lot of people, mostly from the PeripheryDemographic. The next two precures after that adhered to the older formula (read: made for little girls), and [[DorkAge this put off the new fans]]. ''Doki Doki'' is an attempt to create something that replicates the success of HCPC while still keeping the primary audience. The result is something that can be described as either JustForFun/MadeOfWin, or [[MarySue complete Sue-fest]]. Because of that, ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is attempting to try again, this time mixing elements of the older ways ''and'' the ways pioneered by HCPC while adding some new ideas of its own (like deliberately trying to make the blue Pretty Cure be the main character instead of the pink one)... at least, at first, because it ended up crashing and burning in its second half even worse then than Doki Doki did. This has since lead to major change in the higher ups that produce the series, leading then current producer Hiroaki Shibata to be KickedUpstairs to Toei's Tokusatsu department. This has ironically made ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' take this mantle instead, to a much more degree of success then than the past two seasons.



*** After several years of being consigned to just the newspaper comic strip, Peter and MJ's marriage was brought back to the forefront for the summer of 2015 during the ''Secret Wars'' event, with Dan Slott penning a five issue story called ''Renew Your Vows'', focusing on an alternate version of Peter and MJ raising a young daughter called Annie and taking on a dictator called The Regent. The series proved very popular and a year later it was given it's own ongoing title where the Parker family all fight crime together as a superhero unit not unlike ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.

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*** After several years of being consigned to just the newspaper comic strip, Peter and MJ's marriage was brought back to the forefront for the summer of 2015 during the ''Secret Wars'' event, with Dan Slott penning a five issue story called ''Renew Your Vows'', focusing on an alternate version of Peter and MJ raising a young daughter called Annie and taking on a dictator called The Regent. The series proved very popular and a year later it was given it's its own ongoing title where the Parker family all fight crime together as a superhero unit not unlike ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.



* Continuing with the, "facing off against Creator/{{Pixar}}" note; after almost a decade living under its shadow, Creator/{{Disney}} has managed to regain its relevance in the animation industry. First with small steps like ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', and continuing with that film's ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', followed by a throwback in the form of ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' which came ''very'' close, but still fell somewhat short in the box office. After which they finished the job with an experiment on their classic formula in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', and proved they could speak to the modern audience with ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' which were both staggering successes not seen since ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Finally, with the 2013 release of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', which took the lessons gained from the prior two princess films and ''ran'' with them; having been nothing short of a spectacular critical ''and'' box office smash hit, there's little doubt amongst critics now that the old giant has reaffirmed its legacy and is back on its feet.

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* Continuing with the, "facing off against Creator/{{Pixar}}" note; after almost a decade living under its shadow, Creator/{{Disney}} has managed to regain its relevance in the animation industry. First with small steps like ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', and continuing with that film's ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', followed by a throwback in the form of ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' which came ''very'' close, but still fell somewhat short in the box office. After which they finished the job with an experiment on their classic formula in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', and proved they could speak to the modern audience with ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' which were both staggering successes not seen since ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Finally, with the 2013 release of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', which took the lessons gained from the prior two princess films and ''ran'' with them; having been nothing short of a spectacular critical ''and'' box office smash hit, there's little doubt amongst critics now that the old giant has reaffirmed its legacy and is back on its feet.



** ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Star Trek III]]'', while not "terrible" was generally seen as mediocre at best and was met with a collective "...meh". ''[[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome Star Trek IV]]'', however, won over audiences being the funniest of the ''Trek'' movies and was the highest-grossing ''Star Trek'' film at the time (until 2009). It's success propelled the creation of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.

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** ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Star Trek III]]'', while not "terrible" was generally seen as mediocre at best and was met with a collective "...meh". ''[[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome Star Trek IV]]'', however, won over audiences being the funniest of the ''Trek'' movies and was the highest-grossing ''Star Trek'' film at the time (until 2009). It's Its success propelled the creation of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.



** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', while entertaining, didn't feel as "fresh" as it's predecessor and plot seemed somewhat muddled, but the series rebounded greatly with ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' who many consider to be the best of the "Kelvin timeline" movies.

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** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', while entertaining, didn't feel as "fresh" as it's its predecessor and plot seemed somewhat muddled, but the series rebounded greatly with ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' who many consider to be the best of the "Kelvin timeline" movies.



* NuMetal band Music/{{Korn}} has done this twice. After the band succumbed to a DorkAge during the mid to late 00s with their output after ''Take a Look in the Mirror'', 2010 saw the release of ''Korn III'', a "true successor" to Korn's earlier 90s work such as their self titled debut album and it's followup ''Life Is Peachy''. The album was very well received by fans for returning to the dark and gritty style that made the band famous in the first place. However Korn's next album, ''Path of Totality'', went in a highly experimental route by trying to fuse nu metal with dubstep (even getting Music/{{Skrillex}} involved). Opinions were highly divided, to say the least. The next album, ''The Paradigm Shift'', went back to the nu metal sound again, included the return of one of the band's founding guitarists, Head, and opinions, while not as favorable as ''Korn III'', were still much higher than ''Path of Totality''. Their 2016 album ''The Serenity of Suffering'' actually ''invoked'' this. They described it as the heaviest album they've put out since their self-titled, with the dubstep elements being completely removed (whereas ''The Paradigm Shift'' downplayed but didn't fully remove it), and more prominent influence from their '90s-era material was added while still sounding modern. It was a massive success, with fans both old and new being very happy with the result.

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* NuMetal band Music/{{Korn}} has done this twice. After the band succumbed to a DorkAge during the mid to late 00s with their output after ''Take a Look in the Mirror'', 2010 saw the release of ''Korn III'', a "true successor" to Korn's earlier 90s work such as their self titled debut album and it's its followup ''Life Is Peachy''. The album was very well received by fans for returning to the dark and gritty style that made the band famous in the first place. However Korn's next album, ''Path of Totality'', went in a highly experimental route by trying to fuse nu metal with dubstep (even getting Music/{{Skrillex}} involved). Opinions were highly divided, to say the least. The next album, ''The Paradigm Shift'', went back to the nu metal sound again, included the return of one of the band's founding guitarists, Head, and opinions, while not as favorable as ''Korn III'', were still much higher than ''Path of Totality''. Their 2016 album ''The Serenity of Suffering'' actually ''invoked'' this. They described it as the heaviest album they've put out since their self-titled, with the dubstep elements being completely removed (whereas ''The Paradigm Shift'' downplayed but didn't fully remove it), and more prominent influence from their '90s-era material was added while still sounding modern. It was a massive success, with fans both old and new being very happy with the result.



** In response to criticisms surrounding the linear nature of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', as well as the series' overall progression from open-ended exploration to linear gameplay, Nintendo produced ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. Not only did the game bring the series back-to-basics by emulating the open-world setting of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI NES original]], but it also became the first ''Zelda'' game to rival ''Ocarnia of Time'' in success, outselling both the original release and the 3DS remake combined within two years to become the most successful installment in the franchise.

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** In response to criticisms surrounding the linear nature of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', as well as the series' overall progression from open-ended exploration to linear gameplay, Nintendo produced ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. Not only did the game bring the series back-to-basics by emulating the open-world setting of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI NES original]], but it also became the first ''Zelda'' game to rival ''Ocarnia ''Ocarina of Time'' in success, outselling both the original release and the 3DS remake combined within two years to become the most successful installment in the franchise.



** Hardcore fans generally took a "once bitten, twice shy" approach to ''Wii U / [=3DS=]'' after ''Brawl'', and the early build displayed at E3 2014 and subsequent promotional events that suffered many of the same problems as ''Brawl'' didn't help matters. Then, the ''finished'' game was released, which altered the mechanics from the demo build completely, along with doing things like adding onscreen tips that explained details and tactics [[GuideDangIt previously hidden to most players]], fans started to warm up to the games. And since the game's release, there have been updates and patches to fix balancing issues and improve the speed.

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** Hardcore fans generally took a "once bitten, twice shy" approach to ''Wii U / [=3DS=]'' ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosForNintendo3DSAndWiiU Wii U/3DS]]'' after ''Brawl'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Brawl]]'', and the early build displayed at E3 2014 and subsequent promotional events that suffered many of the same problems as ''Brawl'' didn't help matters. Then, the ''finished'' game was released, which altered the mechanics from the demo build completely, along with doing things like adding onscreen tips that explained details and tactics [[GuideDangIt previously hidden to most players]], fans started to warm up to the games. And since the game's release, there have been updates and patches to fix balancing issues and improve the speed.



** And then came ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', which brought back ''every single character that has ever been playable in the franchise'' (and yes, this includes [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pichu]], shown alongside Jigglypuff after [[VideoGame/MetalGear Snake]]'s return), along with newcomers like the highly requested [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]] and [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry King K. Rool]] (whose inclusions were confirmed due to their high standing on the Smash Ballot from ''3DS/Wii U''), and many others such as [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Daisy]], [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom]] and [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Isabelle]], to name a few. Also the gameplay has been improved compared to that of ''3DS/Wii U'', and it featured a new story mode. Then, after the unexpected addition of Piranha Plant as DLC, along came the Fighters Pass with its first fighter, [[VideoGame/Persona5 Joker]], and the Stage Builder made a comeback after being absent from the vanilla release. It says something when, as of April 2019, it became the best-selling fighting game of all time, let alone the best-selling ''Super Smash Bros.'' game.



* The entire ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise was in a very precarious position for several years, largely due to an extended dry spell broken up only by the [[BrokenBase contentiously received]] (to say the least) ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce''. Fans of the franchise were left largely unsatisfied, a situation not helped by Nintendo completely ignoring the series' 30th anniversary and [[ScrewedByTheLawyers their DMCA takedown]] of ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake''. Things seemed bleak for fans of the franchise and for the franchise itself. However, at E3 2017, Metroid came back with a vengeance, with not one, but two games in the franchise announced. The long-requested ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime4'' was confirmed to be in development for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, as well as an official remake of ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'', entitled ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'', for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; the latter was released later that year to critical priase. Fandom elation has been at the highest level it's been in years over these announcements.

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* The entire ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise was in a very precarious position for several years, largely due to an extended dry spell broken up only by the [[BrokenBase contentiously received]] (to say the least) ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce''. Fans of the franchise were left largely unsatisfied, a situation not helped by Nintendo completely ignoring the series' 30th anniversary and [[ScrewedByTheLawyers their DMCA takedown]] of ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake''. Things seemed bleak for fans of the franchise and for the franchise itself. However, at E3 2017, Metroid came back with a vengeance, with not one, but two games in the franchise announced. The long-requested ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime4'' ''Metroid Prime 4'' was confirmed to be in development for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, as well as an official remake of ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'', entitled ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'', for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; the latter was released later that year to critical priase. Fandom elation has been at the highest level it's been in years over these announcements.



* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 was where Sony decided to look at their past consoles and learn from the issues that plagued them early on. Notably, instead of using purely custom hardware in the pursuit of raw power, Sony chose the much more widespread [=x86-64=] architecture along with an AMD Radeon based GPU. This also allowed basic devkits to be shipped using off-the-shelf PC hardware before the actual hardware was finalized. The decision to go with something more common led Lead architect Mark Cerny to comment that the time to get the game equivalent of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Hello,_World!%22_program "Hello World" program]] took weeks on the [=PS4=], whereas it took ''months'' on the PS3. This helped convince developers that the [=PlayStation 4=] was something they could look forward to working on. With this, by the time E3 2013 rolled around to formally announce the console, not only did Sony have plenty of games and footage to show, but the backlash of Microsoft's presentation gave Sony even more of an opportunity to convince gamers that the console was something to look forward to. The result? The [=PlayStation 4=] became one of the fastest selling consoles in history.

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* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 was where Sony decided to look at their past consoles and learn from the issues that plagued them early on. Notably, instead of using purely custom hardware in the pursuit of raw power, Sony chose the much more widespread [=x86-64=] architecture along with an AMD Radeon based GPU. This also allowed basic devkits to be shipped using off-the-shelf PC hardware before the actual hardware was finalized. The decision to go with something more common led Lead architect Mark Cerny to comment that the time to get the game equivalent of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Hello,_World!%22_program "Hello World" program]] took weeks on the [=PS4=], whereas it took ''months'' on the PS3.[=PS3=]. This helped convince developers that the [=PlayStation 4=] was something they could look forward to working on. With this, by the time E3 2013 rolled around to formally announce the console, not only did Sony have plenty of games and footage to show, but the backlash of Microsoft's presentation gave Sony even more of an opportunity to convince gamers that the console was something to look forward to. The result? The [=PlayStation 4=] became one of the fastest selling consoles in history.



* ''VideoGame/MegaMan11''[='=]s announcement and subsequent release was this to longtime ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]'' fans who had turned on Capcom after seeing no official releases (barring compilations and rereleases) since Creator/KeijiInafune left the company nearly a decade prior, leading many to write the franchise off as dead. The fact that the game has a modern graphical style and a higher budget as opposed to being an NES-style retro throwback like ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' also did a lot to get people excited.



** The eighth and ninth seasons. [[BigBad Plankton]] is more threatening than he was before the movie, using deadly weapons and slave labor, Mr. Krabs has a nice side, characters who plagued the past three seasons have been dropped, there's a bit more drama, the epic horrors of Whelk Attack and "A Pal For Gary" (though [=SpongeBob's=] [[TooDumbToLive characterization]] in that episode hasn't allowed it to resonate well with several fans), Sandy may be getting back in the spotlight soon, genuinely good specials, The BlackComedy being handled better, the best [=SpongeBob=] game since Battle For Bikini Bottom, the brief StoryArc, [=SpongeBob=] getting less stupid, Patrick becoming a lovable oaf again after a brief {{jerkass}} stint , etc. Although they aren't without their stinkers (i.e. "Squid Baby" and "Are You Happy Now?").

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** The eighth and ninth seasons. [[BigBad Plankton]] is more threatening than he was before the movie, using deadly weapons and slave labor, Mr. Krabs has a nice side, characters who plagued the past three seasons have been dropped, there's a bit more drama, the epic horrors of Whelk Attack and "A Pal For Gary" (though [=SpongeBob's=] [[TooDumbToLive characterization]] in that episode hasn't allowed it to resonate well with several fans), Sandy may be getting back in the spotlight soon, genuinely good specials, The the BlackComedy being handled better, the best [=SpongeBob=] game since Battle For Bikini Bottom, the brief StoryArc, [=SpongeBob=] getting less stupid, Patrick becoming a lovable oaf again after a brief {{jerkass}} stint , etc. Although they aren't without their stinkers (i.e. "Squid Baby" and "Are You Happy Now?").



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', for a time, after the [[SeasonalRot much reviled Season 7]]: Peter's Jerkassery was toned down, Brian is no longer the AuthorAvatar everybody was sick of, Meg and Chris are getting more screentime, and the Meg bashing is much, much less blatant, [[CharacterRerailment Stewie starts to show glimpses of his old characterization]], the newer chapters have better storylines and less flashbacks and pop culture references (which, by the way, are more recent and easier to get than the obscure 70-80s references that nobody recognized), the BlackComedy is less prominent, etc. There are even a few dramatic and serious moments once in a while. Later seasons eventually managed to lose this goodwill, though, for a variety of reasons best listed on other pages

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', for a time, after the [[SeasonalRot much reviled Season 7]]: Peter's Jerkassery was toned down, Brian is no longer the AuthorAvatar everybody was sick of, Meg and Chris are getting more screentime, and the Meg bashing is much, much less blatant, [[CharacterRerailment Stewie starts to show glimpses of his old characterization]], the newer chapters have better storylines and less flashbacks and pop culture references (which, by the way, are more recent and easier to get than the obscure 70-80s references that nobody recognized), the BlackComedy is less prominent, etc. There are even a few dramatic and serious moments once in a while. Later seasons eventually managed to lose this goodwill, though, for a variety of reasons best listed on other pagespages.


** The rights then reverted back to Saban, resulting in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''. Both of them were major disappointments for fans for various reasons, though ''Samurai'' has been given some minor leeway because it was eventually revealed to have been a very rushed series, and basically [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks translating Sentai plots directly]]. ''Megaforce'' lost even more fans because it lacked interesting characters, relied heavily on action scenes, and was an incredibly disappointing 20th Anniversary series. [[note]]Including the fact that, due to Nickelodeon's rules, ''Super Megaforce'', which covered the Anniversary ''Gokaiger'' Sentai didn't even air until the ''21st'' Anniversary year[[/note]] Then came ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' and took all the lacking parts from ''Megaforce'', making those things great. It won the crowd back with ''its first episode'' (entirely lacking Sentai footage), and gave the characters personalities and depth.

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** The rights then reverted back to Saban, resulting in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''. Both of them were major disappointments for fans for various reasons, though ''Samurai'' has been given some minor leeway because it was eventually revealed to have been a very rushed series, and basically [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks translating Sentai plots directly]]. ''Megaforce'' lost even more fans because it lacked interesting characters, relied heavily on action scenes, and was an incredibly disappointing 20th Anniversary series. [[note]]Including the fact that, due to Nickelodeon's rules, ''Super Megaforce'', which covered the Anniversary ''Gokaiger'' Sentai didn't even air until the ''21st'' Anniversary year[[/note]] Then came ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' and took all the lacking parts from ''Megaforce'', making those things great. It won the crowd back with ''its first episode'' (entirely lacking Sentai footage), and gave the characters personalities and depth.


* The Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse was on shaky ground after the mixed to poor reception of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and ''Film/SuicideSquad'' in 2016, with a number of accusations of Warner Bros. and DC trying too hard to be DarkerAndEdgier at the expense of good storytelling. Then ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' proved to be a critical and commercial smash, offering a serious but still uplifting ComingOfAgeStory for the titular heroine, breathing new life and interest into DC's films.

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* The Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse was on shaky ground after the mixed to poor reception of ''Film/ManOfSteel'' in 2013 together with ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and ''Film/SuicideSquad'' in 2016, with a number of accusations of Warner Bros. and DC trying too hard to be DarkerAndEdgier at the expense of good storytelling. Then ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' proved to be a critical and commercial smash, offering a serious but still uplifting ComingOfAgeStory for the titular heroine, breathing new life and interest into DC's films. The positive reception of ''Film/Aquaman2018'' and ''Film/Shazam2019'' has further improved this.


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* ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'': After years of quieting down and declining in popularity, the show became famous again with the season ''Mighty Little Defenders''. Many people who had stopped watching the show came back to watch the season ''Mighty Little Defenders'' because it was the most exciting and unique season in years.
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* ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'': After years of quieting down and declining in popularity, the show became famous again with the season ''Mighty Little Defenders''. Many people who had stopped watching the show came back to watch the season ''Mighty Little Defenders'' because it was the most exciting and unique season in years.
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->'''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]:''' Then WHAM! The reviewers slam it and you get, like, 4 out of 10 because [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 you were dating this human girl in it.\\

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->'''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]:''' Then WHAM! The reviewers slam it and you get, like, 4 out of 10]] because [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 you were dating this human girl in it.\\

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->'''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]:''' Then WHAM! The reviewers slam it and you get, like, 4 out of 10]] 10 because [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 you were dating this human girl in it.\\


->'''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]:''' Then WHAM! [[CriticalBacklash The reviewers slam it]] [[DorkAge and you get, like, 4 out of 10]] because [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 you were dating this human girl in it.]] \\
'''Shadow:''' Tha-- wait. [[SelfDeprecation I don't like that part...]] \\
'''Sonic:''' But then [[HesBack you bring it all back]] with [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed an]] [[VideoGame/SonicColors amazing]] [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations game]], and you're good to go! Easy as pie!

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->'''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]:''' Then WHAM! [[CriticalBacklash The reviewers slam it]] [[DorkAge it and you get, like, 4 out of 10]] because [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 you were dating this human girl in it.]] \\
'''Shadow:''' Tha-- wait. [[SelfDeprecation I don't like that part...]] \\
'''Sonic:''' But then [[HesBack you bring it all back]] back with [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed an]] [[VideoGame/SonicColors amazing]] [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations game]], and you're good to go! Easy as pie!

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->'''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]:''' Then WHAM! [[CriticalBacklash The reviewers slam it]] [[DorkAge and you get, like, 4 out of 10]] because [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 you were dating this human girl in it.]] \\
'''Shadow:''' Tha-- wait. [[SelfDeprecation I don't like that part...]] \\
'''Sonic:''' But then [[HesBack you bring it all back]] with [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed an]] [[VideoGame/SonicColors amazing]] [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations game]], and you're good to go! Easy as pie!
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* After Ubisoft's ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' exclusivity contract coupled with their disastrous ''Tetris Ultimate'' damaged the reputation of the ''Tetris'' name ("How were they able to mess up ''TETRIS'' of all things?!"), the Western release of ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Tetris'' and ''Tetris 99'' seem to have renewed people's faith in modern ''Tetris'' games, the former featuring a colorful cast of characters including ''Tetris''-representative characters and the butter-smooth gameplay that comes with a lot of Sega ''Tetris'' games and the latter being a unique Battle Royale-style ''99-player'' twist on the multiplayer formula.


* Due to Andrew Brenner becoming head writer of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' in Season 17, there are references to older episodes and fan favourites like Bill, Ben and Duck are brought back. The writing style is also more mature than the other CGI seasons and there has been a lot of CharacterRerailment, undoing the {{Flanderization}} of the later seasons. Thomas, while still appearing frequently, is regulated to supporting roles and the same moderated number of lead roles as other engines instead of being a SpotlightStealingSquad. However, this would all end with Creator/{{Mattel}} taking full-control of ''Thomas & Friends'' for the 22nd season titled ''[[NewSeasonNewName Big World! Big Adventures!]]''. Let's just say that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fans were]] [[InternetBackdraft not happy]] and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we'll leave it at that]].

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* Due to Andrew Brenner becoming head writer of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' in Season 17, there are references to older episodes and fan favourites like Bill, Ben and Duck are brought back. The writing style is also more mature than the other CGI seasons and there has been a lot of CharacterRerailment, undoing the {{Flanderization}} of the later seasons. Thomas, while still appearing frequently, is regulated to supporting roles and the same moderated number of lead roles as other engines instead of being a SpotlightStealingSquad. However, this would all end with Creator/{{Mattel}} taking full-control of ''Thomas & Friends'' for the 22nd season titled ''[[NewSeasonNewName Big World! Big Adventures!]]''. Let's just say that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fans were]] [[InternetBackdraft not happy]] and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we'll leave it at that]].



* After being one of the most respected actors of the '90s, thanks to his prominent lead roles in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' and ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Creator/KevinSpacey's career slowly declined through the 2000s, with many of his roles relegated to supporting parts in small TV miniseries and underwhelming films. Even 2006's ''Film/SupermanReturns''--his highest-profile movie in years, where he scored the lead role of ComicBook/LexLuthor--turned out to be a huge box-office disappointment, and it failed to spawn a new ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' franchise. That all changed in 2013, when his acclaimed performance as Frank Underwood in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' suddenly made him a household name again, leading to Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. No longer applies now that allegations of sexual misconduct with teenaged boys came to light; [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement such allegations]] usually are permanent career killers for good reason.

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* After being one of the most respected actors of the '90s, thanks to his prominent lead roles in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' and ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Creator/KevinSpacey's career slowly declined through the 2000s, with many of his roles relegated to supporting parts in small TV miniseries and underwhelming films. Even 2006's ''Film/SupermanReturns''--his highest-profile movie in years, where he scored the lead role of ComicBook/LexLuthor--turned out to be a huge box-office disappointment, and it failed to spawn a new ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' franchise. That all changed in 2013, when his acclaimed performance as Frank Underwood in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' suddenly made him a household name again, leading to Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. No longer applies now that allegations of sexual misconduct with teenaged boys came to light; [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement such allegations]] usually are permanent career killers for good reason.

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