DAMartin on Sep 13th 2018 at 8:34:30 AM
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DAMartin on Sep 16th 2018 at 6:03:42 PM
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When a character from a work gets his own adventures, or concepts from a series are used to create another, that's a Spin-Off. Sometimes these Spin-Offs are either rebooted or adapted to other media with zero reference to the original work they derive from. This may be due to the adaptors not having the rights for the original work, or due to a More Popular Spinoff getting adapted while the original is forgotten.
- Bionic Woman is a 2007 reboot of The Bionic Woman that makes no mention to The Six Million Dollar Man.
- Lucifer (2016) is a loose adaptation of a comic that began as a spin-off of The Sandman, but there is no mention of anything connected to the Dreaming.
- She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a new version of a Masters of the Universe spin-off, yet there's no mention to He-Man or any MOTU character besides the ones who were transplanted to She-Ra stories by Filmation.
- There was a subversion when The Smurfs were adapted into The Smurfs. Season 1 made no mention to Johan and Peewit, which seemed like an example of this trope, until season 2 began adapting some Johan stories with the Smurfs' roles expanded. Therefore, while the adaptation has no hint of being based on a spin-off, the original work is still somewhat recognized.
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