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"This might be that film you saw or the song stuck in your head.
Or this might be that novel that already read.
Well the point is that you won't have to think at all during this show
It's Something You Already Know!"
Rob Paravonian, Something You Already Know

Nothing could be more natural than following up on a success. And sometimes, nothing could be harder. This page is for all kinds of sequels, prequels, translations, adaptations and spin-offs that attempt to do that, and the ways in which they succeed or fail.

See also Continuity Tropes and Localization Tropes.

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Alternative Title(s): Adaptation Index, Derivative Work