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* Creator/GeoffJohns pulled a very polite one when editor Dan Didio forced him to eliminate his two favorite characters, ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and Kid Flash, from the Comicbook/TeenTitans. Superboy was killed off for legal reasons[[note]]because of the then-ongoing legal dispute between DC and the Siegel/Shuster estates over the copyright to Superman was, at the time, tilting towards DC losing the rights to Superboy. DC reacted, naturally enough, by killing Superboy off (and having recurring antagonist Superboy-Prime change his name to Superman-Prime). Superboy's resurrection came when the courts made it clear that it was only "young Clark" Superboy who the estates might have a claim on, and other characters using the name belonged to DC. In a nice touch, the villain in the miniseries that Superboy and Kid Flash returned in? Superboy-Prime, going back to his original name[[/note]], while Kid Flash was aged up and became the new Flash (and was later killed off due to poor fan reaction). Johns continued to write the title, but the quality went downhill, and most of the stories seemed to be a meta commentary on how much the book was missing. He wound up leaving after about a year of stories, and the title has never been the same. Interviews upon his departure made it clear that he would have still been on the title if the characters were still around. When fan reaction proved him right, Johns was commissioned to write the miniseries that brought both the characters back to life.

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* Creator/GeoffJohns pulled a very polite one when editor Dan Didio forced him to eliminate his two favorite characters, ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and Kid Flash, from the Comicbook/TeenTitans. Superboy was killed off for [[ExiledFromContinuity legal reasons[[note]]because reasons]][[note]]because of the then-ongoing legal dispute between DC and the Siegel/Shuster estates over the copyright to Superman was, at the time, tilting towards DC losing the rights to Superboy. DC reacted, naturally enough, by killing Superboy off (and having recurring antagonist Superboy-Prime change his name to Superman-Prime). Superboy's resurrection came when the courts made it clear that it was only "young Clark" Superboy who the estates might have a claim on, and other characters using the name belonged to DC. In a nice touch, the villain in the miniseries that Superboy and Kid Flash returned in? Superboy-Prime, going back to his original name[[/note]], while Kid Flash was aged up and became the new Flash (and was later killed off due to poor fan reaction). Johns continued to write the title, but the quality went downhill, and most of the stories seemed to be a meta commentary on how much the book was missing. He wound up leaving after about a year of stories, and the title has never been the same. Interviews upon his departure made it clear that he would have still been on the title if the characters were still around. When fan reaction proved him right, Johns was commissioned to write the miniseries that brought both the characters back to life.


* COMPANY REVOLT: Guess who's the victim of this? When a toy company pulls out its help, the studio behind a very popular magic girl series breaks their magic girl's magic girl item and in the following episode - -turn their star into roadkill. [[Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo The victim of this COMPANY REVOLT was the first Minky Momo.]]

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* COMPANY REVOLT: Guess who's the victim of this? When a toy company pulls out its help, the studio behind a very popular magic girl series breaks their magic girl's magic girl item item, and in the following episode - -turn turn their star into roadkill.roadkill... by having her '''run over by a toy truck'''. [[Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo The victim of this COMPANY REVOLT was the first Minky Momo.]]


* COMPANY REVOLT: Guess who's the victim of this? When a toy company pulls out its help, the studio behind a very popular magic girl series breaks their magic girl's magic girl item and in the following episode - -turn their star into roadkill. [[Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo the first Minky Momo.]]

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* COMPANY REVOLT: Guess who's the victim of this? When a toy company pulls out its help, the studio behind a very popular magic girl series breaks their magic girl's magic girl item and in the following episode - -turn their star into roadkill. [[Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo The victim of this COMPANY REVOLT was the first Minky Momo.]]


* Much like the Evangelion example above, much of [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion]] is rumored to have been the result of Gen Urobochi's frustration with what he felt was the fans' laser focus on the cutesy yuri aspects of the original show and outrage over its BittersweetEnding. The whole ridiculous beginning, in particular, has been interpreted by some as a TakeThatAudience directed at the show's community of fanfiction writers, which Urobochi felt have missed the entire point of the series by churning out endless amounts of Fix Fics and lovey dovey "everyone is happy" scenarios.

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* Much like the Evangelion example above, much of [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion]] is rumored to have been the result of Gen Urobochi's frustration with what he felt was the fans' laser focus on the cutesy yuri aspects of the original show and outrage over its BittersweetEnding. The whole ridiculous beginning, in particular, has been interpreted by some as a TakeThatAudience directed at the show's community of fanfiction writers, which Urobochi felt have missed the entire point of the series by churning out endless amounts of Fix Fics and lovey dovey "everyone is happy" scenarios. It didn't work.
* COMPANY REVOLT: Guess who's the victim of this? When a toy company pulls out its help, the studio behind a very popular magic girl series breaks their magic girl's magic girl item and in the following episode - -turn their star into roadkill. [[Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo the first Minky Momo.]]


* Creator/SamRaimi was forced by Creator/{{Sony}} to include ComicBook/{{Venom}}, who he views as a CreatorsPest, in ''Film/SpiderMan3'', taking a role originally meant to be played by Vulture. In retaliation, Raimi cast [[Creator/TopherGrace someone as different from comics!Venom as possible]] in the role, and wrote him in an...unflattering manner.

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* Creator/SamRaimi was forced by Creator/{{Sony}} to include ComicBook/{{Venom}}, who he views as a CreatorsPest, in ''Film/SpiderMan3'', taking a role originally meant to be played by Vulture. In retaliation, Raimi cast [[Creator/TopherGrace someone as different from comics!Venom comics Venom as possible]] in the role, and wrote him in an...unflattering manner.


** Rufus was created when Disney said that the show needed a pet, so the creators picked a ''naked mole rat''. He ended up being much cuter than he had any right to be, since [[http://2ngaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Naked_mole_rat-Copy.jpg this]] is what naked mole rats look like in real life. In spite of this, Rufus wound up being quite popular with fans. It also ensured that Disney Channel would ''have'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar to use the word "naked" on a family-friendly cartoon series]] on a regular basis.



** Also, this is how Rufus was created. Disney said that the show needed a pet, so the creators picked a ''naked mole rat''. He ended up being much cuter than he had any right to be, since [[http://2ngaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Naked_mole_rat-Copy.jpg this]] is what naked mole rats look like in real life. In spite of this, Rufus wound up being quite popular with fans. It also ensured that Disney Channel would ''have'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar to use the word "naked" on a family-friendly cartoon series]] on a regular basis.


* Much like the Evangelion example above, much of [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion]] is rumored to have been the result of Gen Urobochi's frustration with what he felt was the fans' laser focus on the cutesy yuri aspects of the original show and outrage over its BittersweetEnding. The whole ridiculous beginning, in particular, has been interpreted by some as a TakeThatAudience directed at the show's community of fanfiction writers, which Urobochi felt have missed the entire point of the series by churning out endless amounts of Fix Fics and lovey dovey "everyone is happy" scenarios.

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* Much like the Evangelion example above, much of [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion php/ Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion]] is rumored to have been the result of Gen Urobochi's frustration with what he felt was the fans' laser focus on the cutesy yuri aspects of the original show and outrage over its BittersweetEnding. The whole ridiculous beginning, in particular, has been interpreted by some as a TakeThatAudience directed at the show's community of fanfiction writers, which Urobochi felt have missed the entire point of the series by churning out endless amounts of Fix Fics and lovey dovey "everyone is happy" scenarios.

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* Much like the Evangelion example above, much of [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion]] is rumored to have been the result of Gen Urobochi's frustration with what he felt was the fans' laser focus on the cutesy yuri aspects of the original show and outrage over its BittersweetEnding. The whole ridiculous beginning, in particular, has been interpreted by some as a TakeThatAudience directed at the show's community of fanfiction writers, which Urobochi felt have missed the entire point of the series by churning out endless amounts of Fix Fics and lovey dovey "everyone is happy" scenarios.


* Creator/JoeQuesada, (then) head editor at Creator/MarvelComics, stated that the short-lived but critically-adored series ''Comicbook/{{Nextwave}}'' was not in continuity. Unfortunately for him, every writer since has written related stories, plot summaries, or character histories as though it were. Particularly funny as Creator/WarrenEllis (the original writer) wrote the series on the assumption that it was out of continuity as well, and said as much in interviews. (Quesada has been opposed by everyone who has ever worked for Marvel at some point, though he does tend to listen to all parties and thus why Marvel is more creatively diverse these days than it ever used to be, though the price -- a lack of consistent continuity -- is hefty.) It's probably safe to say that Nextwave is canon only in BroadStrokes; the characters in question did form a team by that name and they had adventures at least vaguely approximating what we read. But much of the truly over-the-top and/or silly parts are unlikely to get a reference in canon.

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* Creator/JoeQuesada, (then) head editor at Creator/MarvelComics, stated that the short-lived but critically-adored series ''Comicbook/{{Nextwave}}'' was not in continuity. Unfortunately for him, every writer since has written related stories, plot summaries, or character histories as though it were. Particularly funny as Creator/WarrenEllis (the original writer) wrote the series on the assumption that it was out of continuity as well, and said as much in interviews. (Quesada has been opposed by everyone who has ever worked for Marvel at some point, though he does tend to listen to all parties and thus why Marvel is more creatively diverse these days than it ever used to be, though the price -- a lack of consistent continuity -- is hefty.) It's probably safe to say that Nextwave is ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers2013'' eventually established ''Nextwave''[='=]s canon only in BroadStrokes; status; the characters in question did form a team by that name name, and they had adventures at least vaguely approximating what we read. But much the entire comic took place in an offbeat alternate universe that the Beyond Corporation of the truly over-the-top and/or silly parts are unlikely to get a reference in canon.core universe sent them to.


* Randy Studdard (the ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' employee who created Captain Nintendo - later reworked as ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'') took this to the unlikely extreme of ''subtle'' DisproportionateRetribution. His boss wanted numerous changes, and though he negotiated down to just "turn the guy's girlfriend into a stronger character," he was inordinately offended by the idea of this re-write ("Saving fair damsels, is what heroes do. Especially saving the girlfriend!! But, no. Letís just put this premise on the respirator in the ICU before itís born..."), and retaliated by renaming the girlfriend "Tara Bates" - as he explained: "Tara was the home of [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett OíHara]] (whom I consider the bitchiest character of all time) and Bates was the last name of Norman Bates of ran the Bates Motel in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and he was, [[CaptainObvious well, psycho.]]" [[UnfortunateImplications Sheesh, dude.]]

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* Randy Studdard (the ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' employee who created Captain Nintendo - later reworked as ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'') took this to the unlikely extreme of ''subtle'' DisproportionateRetribution. His boss wanted numerous changes, and though he negotiated down to just "turn the guy's girlfriend into a stronger character," he was inordinately offended by the idea of this re-write ("Saving fair damsels, is what heroes do. Especially saving the girlfriend!! But, no. Letís just put this premise on the respirator in the ICU before itís born..."), and retaliated by renaming the girlfriend "Tara Bates" - as he explained: "Tara was the home of [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett OíHara]] (whom I consider the bitchiest character of all time) and Bates was the last name of Norman Bates of ran the Bates Motel in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and he was, [[CaptainObvious well, psycho.]]" " [[UnfortunateImplications Sheesh, dude.]]


* Creator/CraigMcCracken intentionally made ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' DarkerAndEdgier than [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the show]] because he was unhappy with the way Creator/CartoonNetwork was marketing the show. They were promoting it as a show for girls, when he meant it to be for everybody -- girls, boys, and grownups. He later regretted this. He stated in an interview that he considers it a miscalculation -- the movie was ''too'' dark and serious to fit in alongside the series' usual loopy comedy. Though, when he originally started developing the franchise, he definitely intended it to be DarkerAndEdgier than its final incarnation ended up. When he started it, for example, its working title was "The Whoopass Girls".
** ZigZaggingTrope somewhat, in the regards that when the movie began production the executives heard [=McCracken=] out and were happy to let him have a DarkerAndEdgier movie, and even shifted a good deal of its commercial advertising to Creator/AdultSwim and other adult-oriented channels/blocks to support it. Unfortunately, over the course of production Creator/CartoonNetwork saw massive changes in executive staffing, and the new guard were horrified to see the movie didn't fit the "for little girls" aesthetic the movie was very pointedly working against.

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* Creator/CraigMcCracken intentionally made ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' DarkerAndEdgier than [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the show]] because he was unhappy with the way Creator/CartoonNetwork was had been marketing the show. They were promoting it series as [[GirlShowGhetto purely a show for girls, girl's show]] when he meant it to be was really for everybody -- girls, boys, and grownups. all ages. He later regretted this. He stated in an interview this, later admitting that he considers it a miscalculation -- the movie was ended up being ''too'' dark and serious to fit in alongside the series' usual loopy comedy. Though, when he originally started developing the franchise, he definitely intended it to be DarkerAndEdgier than its final incarnation ended up. When he started it, for example, its working title was "The Whoopass Girls".
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** ZigZaggingTrope somewhat, Zig-zagged in the regards that when the movie began production the executives heard [=McCracken=] out and in charge when the film went into production were happy to let him have a DarkerAndEdgier movie, absolutely fine with the tonal shift, and even shifted pushed a good deal of its commercial advertising to Creator/AdultSwim and other adult-oriented channels/blocks to support it. Unfortunately, over the course of production Creator/CartoonNetwork production, the network saw massive changes in executive staffing, and the new guard were horrified to see the movie didn't at all fit the "for little girls" aesthetic the movie was very pointedly working against.


* Back in the day, ''Literature/InvisibleMonsters'' was refused by several publishers due to being "too disturbing". How author Creator/ChuckPalahniuk responded to that? He wrote a ''even more disturbing'' novel, ''Literature/FightClub''. Ironically, this one was accepted.

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* Back in the day, ''Literature/InvisibleMonsters'' was refused by several publishers due to being "too disturbing". How author Creator/ChuckPalahniuk responded to that? He wrote a ''even more disturbing'' novel, ''Literature/FightClub''. Ironically, this that one was accepted.


* Back in the day, ''Literature/InvisibleMonsters'' was refused by several publishers due to being "too disturbing". How author Creator/ChuckPalahniuk responded to that? He wrote a ''even more disturbing'' novel, ''Literature/FightClub''. Ironically, this one was accepted.





** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSurvive'' is an installment of the series made after the horribly TroubledProduction of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' and Kojima's sacking from Konami, and was generally mocked as an OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight FranchiseZombie as soon as it was announced. However, a clipboard shown at the beginning of the game has a hidden acrostic message: '''M'''arlin and '''G'''ibbon (''Metal Gear'') are listed as K.I.A., the rest of the soldiers' code initials read '''KJP FOREVER''', and the final two entries are "Bastard Yota" and "Cunning Yuji", insulting the game's director and producer. (It should be observed that the Japanese loan word "cunning"/''kanningu'' has a much harsher connotation than in English, meaning "cheater".) An early story mission explains that since the higher ups disappeared, the unit has been at a total loose end, apart from a single engineer who is doing his best to hold everything together but is powerless to do so - a situation so specific that it is easy to speculate it is a developer cry for help.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSurvive'' is an installment of the series made after the horribly TroubledProduction of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' and Kojima's sacking from Konami, and was generally mocked as an OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight FranchiseZombie as soon as it was announced. However, a clipboard shown at the beginning of the game has a hidden acrostic message: '''M'''arlin and '''G'''ibbon (''Metal Gear'') are listed as K.I.A., the rest of the soldiers' code initials read '''KJP FOREVER''', with the name of the PlayerCharacter as the space, and the final two entries are "Bastard Yota" and "Cunning Yuji", who are listed as '''AWOL''' insulting the game's director and producer.producer and accusing them of abandoning their duty. (It should be observed that the Japanese loan word "cunning"/''kanningu'' has a much harsher connotation than in English, meaning "cheater".) An early story mission explains that since the higher ups disappeared, the unit has been at a total loose end, apart from a single engineer who is doing his best to hold everything together but is powerless to do so - a situation so specific that it is easy to speculate it is a developer cry for help.help.
***The community [[FanNickname refers to]] this developer as Vengeful Mosquito, the first name on the list and the only one without a message, for the nature of this attack.



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