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- A story that mainly features the relationship between two of the main charactes of the same gender. One of them is a good character who inspired the other due to being very different in the dark world they are in. This character disappeared from the life of the other some time before this story starts. The other one is jaded and serious. However, this universe the story takes place in, is vastly different from the one we're used to. The jaded character rewrites the universe in order for the other one to live a normal life and be safe. However, by doing so, they are warped into something they don't want themselves - but they take it in stride because their beloved is happy. At the end, still, they throw themselves off a building. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion or Bungo Stray Dogs 's BEAST universe?
- The protagonist of this series is a Badass Bookworm who has No Social Skills. They are often accompanied by a character who is associated with pink and is a Plucky Girl. The protagonist meets a rival who is arrogant, associated with blue and stars and boasts of their magical prowess. Said rival got their hands on a special amulet, which is the source of their powers. At the end, the protagonist exposes said rival and destroys the amulet. Gravity Falls or My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic?
- This story revolves around horrific creatures that were once men born from profane magic, which is spread by a shining, innocent-looking entity. The only way to kill said monsters is to use said magic, which will end up transforming YOU into a monster eventually for others to kill in an endless cycle. Souls, despair, and hope are all central to the story, as despair is what triggers the transformation from man to beast. The main storyline also involves a Ho Yay -filled relationship between two sorcerers, one of which locks themselves into an endless loop in order to save their 'dear friend'. Soul Sacrifice or Puella Magi Madoka Magica?
- This story is animated in at least one version. It is about this young male character, who grows up under the tutelage of a benevolent father, who is known to fight for justice in their country and called 'king'. This father has been clashing with another male character for some time. This male character is a ruthless murderer, and will cheat to get their way. The sole mention of their name strikes fear in the hearts of everyone who hears it. Eventually, the father gets murdered and the aforementioned murderer takes over. The young male character is adopted into another family, and switches from side. It is until a childhood friend shows themselves, that they turn back and fight for justice once more. Together, they eventually manage to call the murderer out and punish them. The Lion King, isn't it? Could be, but it could also be about the DL-6 Incident from Ace Attorney.
- In the Backstory, two men were fighting over a woman and hated each other. One was charismatic and athletic, with stag as an Animal Motif. The other was a brooding, black-clad man who was titled "Prince". The woman was a Blithe Spirit whose death happened at the end of a bloody war. One of the men caused the death of the other, and the surviving one lived a life of grieving over the woman who is known or implied to have loved the other, and hating his rival (and everyone related to him) even in death. Part of this information is kept secret until the end of the series.
- A boy raised by the family of the dead woman's sibling in which he is looked down on is sent to an institution whose members wear black. He has the best friend of one of the rival men as a father figure. The boy is a natural leader, has the head of the organization as a mentor and after his death takes the lead. One of his teachers is a bitter and gruff man who hates him because of his father or adoptive father. May or may not have a Secret Legacy as the son of the man and woman above who died in the backstory.
- A frail but cunning man was in love with a beautiful red-haired woman who preferred his athletic rival (who died), survives and retains his feeling for the woman, hating everything else and living a life of spite.
- Another grim and scarred man who hated his brother, but is not really a bad person himself, if somewhat unhinged and homicidal. His Animal Motif is a dog.
A Song of Ice and Fire (if a certain fan hypothesis proves true) or Harry Potter?
- Taken from this page: An incompetent, red-haired magic user with a scruffy beard who knows how magic works, but not how to use it, had a hard time at magic school, and, even though he considers himself a failure, still wears the traditional wizard garb, gets roped into something he wants (at first) no part in, and ends up saving the day. Are we talking about Sunburst or Rincewind?
- Taken from this video: This 2014 film features an unlikely hero and an otherworldly "father" starred by Chris Pratt find an ancient artifact, after which he's immediately challenged by an evil authority figure. He's then captured but quickly freed by his future Love Interest. Rigth after, they head to a secret location, home to all kinds of unique individuals, and among Chris Pratt's future teammates include a one-of-a-kind creature with a super positive attitude and a horrible temper, a tech-savvy one who can build things really quick and deals with computers, and a stubborn muscle. This is where the team begins to form, but this location is then attacked by an invading enemy fleet with the aid of a pirate, but the team managed to get gone. From there, the team bonds and forms a plan, with the Chris Pratt character even saying "I
have a plan.", with his teammates not assured. They infiltrate the enemy base and everything was going according to plan until a massive battle breaks out and the team gets supported by an entire army that seemed to come out of nowhere. In the end, Chris Pratt defeats the enemy boss with the artifact said boss was after the entire movie. Among other things, there is a character with a vast collection of super-rare artifacts. Easter Eggs pertaining to its franchise abound. There's even an evil force pulling the strings from behind the scenes.
Is this film Guardians of the Galaxy, or The LEGO Movie?
- Taken from this video: There is a pissed-off head of a samurai with a shrine. This head flew around and caused natural disaster levels of damage. And this samurai's goal was to liberate a nation being oppressed by (an) evil overlord(s) who wanted to control the everyday people.
Is this the legend of Taira No Masakado, or the plot of Samurai Zombie Nation?
- A guy is so inspired by the works of super heroes that he decides to become one. Time and time again though, he gets his ass kicked over and over, thus causing people in the city who are better at fighting than he is to persuade him to stop fighting. It gets to the point where the main character does something that manages to get positive attention from the normal crowds, causing them to believe in heroes. The main character, now kinda famous, is then forced to fight an even bigger villain that he never expected. He wins, of course, but not without some consequence.
Kickass or Samurai Flamenco?
- In this Disney animated feature, a young person is kept isolated from the outside world in an old-fashioned structure by their controlling, emotionally manipulative, and eventually evil guardian of the same gender. This person is not their biological parent; instead, they took them from their parent(s) as an infant. The only friend that the main character has is a small, talking creature which lives with them in captivity. After a spectacular "I Want" Song, they are persuaded to leave their confines, with the help of a streetwise love interest who accompanies them on their journey. The love interest is an outlaw of some kind, but misunderstood by most of society. They also meet a soldier who initially attempts to stop them but soon comes over to their side. The love interest teaches the main character about the outside world, and in one scene the protagonist joins in a dance in the town square. Near the middle of the movie, the protagonist sings a love song comparing their romantic interest to light. In the end confrontation, which takes place upon the structure where the character was imprisoned, the villain attempts to kill the love interest, but they are saved from near death by the protagonist. The villain then falls over the edge to their death, with the help of one of the buildings denizens. The story ends with a mass celebration among the villagers.
Is it The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Tangled?
- In this movie adaptation of a popular comic, a group of beloved characters bands together to save the world from alien invasion. Their greatest obstacle lies not in the enemy but in their unwillingness to work together. The team includes a patriotic American WWII veteran who constantly bickers with one of the other characters, an arrogant womanizer, and a Russian. One of the early scenes showing the alien invaders terrorizing random townspeople takes place in Germany. There is also a scene where a character makes a dramatic appearance while rock music is playing. Much of the action takes place aboard an airship, which at least one character falls off towards the ¾ mark of the movie.
Is it The Avengers or Hetalia: Paint It White?
- Based loosely off real-life events, this upbeat story is set in Central Europe during a historical time period. A free-spirited, headstrong and optimistic young woman who finds herself incompatible with the group of people she wishes to belong to is sent to the household of an aloof dark-haired Austrian man. Hed had a previous marriage, but it is now over. Several younger people share the mansion with them; they are treated strictly by the man but kindly by the woman. One of these children, a naïve brunette, falls in love with a young blond German soldier, but his preoccupation with his duties to the ruling regime cause their romance to end in tragedy. Meanwhile, the man and woman find themselves inching closer and closer to love themselves. The man is revealed to have a softer side, as shown in his interactions with the woman as well as a scene where he plays music for the aforementioned child. In fact, music is an important theme for the main romance. A blond character also serves (more obviously in one story than in the other) as a rival love-interest for the man, but they are unsuccessful. The main man and woman are eventually married. After a time skip, the Anschluss of Austria places the characters in a tight situation, with the man being summoned to serve the Germans, but all the main characters survive.
The Sound of Music, right? Or is it Axis Powers Hetalia, with an emphasis on the characters of Austria and Hungary?
- In this modern retelling of the Nancy Drew mystery adventures, the girl sleuth goes to a major Californian metropolis and stays in an old house which used to belong to a famous actress. Her ghost is believed to haunt the mansion and 'appears' to Nancy twice, although it becomes apparent that a woman living there is faking all of the hauntings. Other characters Nancy encounters include a brunette twenty-something who is without a proper home and at one point resides in the mansion, and a middle-aged, grey-haired, sharply-dressed man who turns out to be the culprit. Nancy explores hidden passageways, investigates the historical actress' life, and, based off clues found in some of the woman's documents, discovers her will in a Chinese puzzle box. The next case she is to crack involves an iconic European figure and a missing diamond.
Message in a Haunted Mansion or the 2009 Nancy Drew film?
- It takes place on a fictional American island called "[abstract noun] Island." Residents are in an uproar over a large marine creature which has recently appeared in the nearby water and seems to frequent the area. Some, including a grizzled old fisherman, think the creature should be instantly removed due to the threat it poses to locals, while others, such as a younger scientist from the city, wish to study it. One character is either mayor or running for mayor. The climax involves the protagonist, the scientist, one other important character with an obsession with a particular aquatic species, and the animal itself, and takes place aboard a boat. The antagonist threatens the protagonist and the scientist, but they both survive. The animal either kills or incapacitates the other important character on board the boat.
As a hint, this site also saw at least the "Residents in uproar over a large marine creature" part, though didn't give any specifics.
Is it Danger on Deception Island or Jaws?
- In this famous musical, a Heartwarming Orphan girl is adopted by an initially aloof but ultimately benevolent father figure who gives her a better life and is himself changed by the child's love. A pair of devious small-time criminals, one male and one female, try to pass themselves off as the girl's rightful guardians, but are thwarted. One of the most famous and iconic songs in the play is an inspiring ballad about what will happen tomorrow. A live action movie version came out in the early 2010s.
Is it Les Misérables or Annie?
- This mystery-adventure computer game from around the turn of the 21st century is the second installment of a long-running series. The protagonist investigates a case of murder/attempted murder among the cast of (one or more) live-action TV program(s). Some of the characters involved with this/these show(s) are two men the brown-haired culprit and their Asshole Victim two younger women, one of whom was romantically involved with both men in the past, and one annoying old woman. The main villain openly despises their victim/intended victim, and turns out to be a deranged psychopath and one of the most depraved and well-known villains in the series. They reveal their true nature to the protagonist in a creepy scene. A Big Damn Heroes moment in which a character bursts through a door factors into their defeat. At one point in this or a later game, this evildoer kidnaps the heros bubbly, Big Eater female friend and holds her hostage in exchange for something they want, but the protagonist and their more serious dark-haired friend manage to save her.
Is it Stay Tuned for Danger or Farewell My Turnabout from Phoenix Wright: Justice for All?
- Our computer-animated story takes place in the British Isles, in a medieval castle surrounded by a mysterious moor. The area is haunted by stories of ghostly lights, witchcraft, and a vicious monster which was once a human being. One of the main characters is an adolescent girl who is unenthusiastic about her tutoring in the family duties by a woman whose name starts with E. The girl has a very strained relationship with her mother figure, causing her to drug her food and transform her (whether physically or psychologically) into the dreaded beast. A redheaded young woman must put things right. In the end, mother and daughter decide to patch up their relationship. A tapestry important to the family is involved in the story. One character is named Elinor.
Is it Curse of Blackmoor Manor or Pixar's Brave?
- An eccentric, mysterious and talented man who has achieved near-legendary status within his own universe meets five children: the kind, optimistic and good-natured main character, a gluttonous boy addicted to candy, a rude, over-competitive girl, a greedy spoiled brat, and a boy obsessed with technology. Themes include the dangers of laziness, selfishness, and overindulgence in junk food, as well as the importance of good behavior in children. It takes place in a very bright, colorful setting in which impromptu musical numbers abound.
Is it Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or LazyTown?
- A group of people are invited to a mysterious island, where they begin to be killed one by one in gruesome ways. They desperately try to make it to safety, but this is complicated by the fact that an ocean storm has cut off their access to the mainland. It takes place in a year containing the numbers 1, 9, 9, and 3 (in a certain order). There are 10 important characters, one of whom is played by Sam Neill.
- This epic two-part finale concludes a section of an iconic sci-fi/action/adventure series involving time travel, extraterrestrial beings, and massive threats to reality as we know it. It serves as a Crisis Crossover in which a large cast of characters from multiple shows/movies within the same canon come together for a final battle. They range from centuries-old alien superheroes to Badass Normal human spies/agents. Their opponent is a megalomaniacal supervillain with a god complex who gathers together a group of objects to help him destroy life on an unimaginably huge scale (his victims are shown dissolving into nothing). At some point in the story, two different versions of one of the main heroes are seen side-by-side on screen. The first part of the finale ends on a cliffhanger, with things looking very grim for our heroes. The second part, however, sees the good guys come out on top, though not without losses of their own. At least one character chooses to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. A woman with long red hair gets a particularly tragic fate. Someone decides to stay in another dimension/timeline to grow old with their lover.
This is Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, right? Or is it the Doctor Who Season 4 finale, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End?
- In this technically-a-childrens-book-series, our hero, a black-haired preteen orphan boy (who looks basically just like his dad), gets introduced to a whole society he has lived his entire life apart from - his family has kept him from it. The society informs him that he is The Chosen One - theres a prophecy about it. Around the time of the heros birth, everyone was being terrorized by a cult of tattooed Noun Verber magical villains, who were defeated once (defied by the heros parents) but are now coming back into power, and he has to finish their defeat. The leader of the cult is driven by the desire to become immortal, and has sold away a significant portion of their humanity to do so, but they have to kill the Hero in order to make it final. The hero - along with his two best friends, one male, one female - episodically has one confrontation with the villains per book. He has to destroy some important magical artifacts, including one that was with him for the entire time although he didnt know it. Nonetheless, The Hero Dies, gets a Pietà Plagiarism, but gets better. But the main villain dies too, fairly ignominiously. Also features the hero idolizing his father (who died trying to save his life) but finding out he was actually very flawed; a Love Triangle between the heros dad, mom, and another guy; the heros dads friends becoming mentors; loads and loads of Chekhov's Guns; scars that are very important to the plot; the heros girl friend getting tortured; the hero talking to a certain clade of animals; and the inherent immorality of raising the dead. Significant themes in the series include death and parental love.
Harry Potter? Or The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness?
- This is a movie from the 2010s produced by one of the many studios that comprise the Walt Disney Company, adapted from an older source material, and is part of one of Disney's largest, most successful franchises. This franchise has been criticized in the past for how it has portrayed gender dynamics and womanhood, something that this film works to address. The female lead has more agency than she did in the source material, not to mention some impressive action scenes. The story is about a woman with blonde hair. Years ago, she was abducted, and her kidnapper has been gaslighting her ever since, telling her that she is weak and that her safety and moral righteousness depend on staying with them. In fact, while the fans debate whether or not the antagonist actually cared about the heroine, it's clear that the kidnapper's priority is the woman's unique abilities. She has been imbued with a powerful energy that glows when activated, and allows her to do physically impossible things. One of many lies that she is told is that strange-looking, aggressive villains pose a threat to her. In fact, these "villains", while indeed strange-looking and not without sordid pasts, are ultimately good people just trying to get by in a world where they have been dealt an unfair hand. Gradually, the heroine figures out the secrets of her past and realizes who her true allies and enemies are. She triumphs over her abductor on her own terms, with help from a wisecracking male ally, her adorable but thoroughly badass animal sidekick, and the group previously perceived as villains. She reunites with her family, then has many other adventures explored elsewhere in the franchise. Also, the aforementioned animal causes the lead male character some grief.
Tangled of the Disney Princess line? Or Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
- This 1997 animated feature stars a reddish-haired, blue-eyed, 18-year-old protagonist, who was born into a royal family but separated from them at a young age by the villain and grew up unaware of his/her heritage. His/her only clue is an engraved trinket that was around his/her neck when (s)he was found by the people who raised him/her. As a dissatisfied teenager, after singing a classic "I Want" Song about longing to find "where I belong," (s)he learns that (s)he is or might be the lost prince(ess) and sets out to do whatever it takes to reunite with his/her family. This involves gaining a helpful animal companion, then gaining a streetwise Jerk with a Heart of Gold male teacher (who trains him/her for his/her new role in a Training Montage set to music), and then traveling to a big city to prove him/herself. (S)he also finds a Jerk with a Heart of Gold love interest, who initially lies to him/her and uses him/her for personal gain, but eventually falls for him/her and becomes a better person. But then the love interest's duplicity is revealed to the hero(ine), who is devistated and loses all trust in her/him. The love interest is forced to take dramatic selfless action to get back in his/her good graces. The villain, meanwhile, is a funny yet dangerous supernatural male figure who lives in the afterlife, targets the hero(ine) because he hates his/her family, and has at least one comical non-human sidekick. He spends most of the story sending supernatural dangers the hero(ine)'s way, but (s)he survives them all and doesn't know about the villain until late in the movie, when they finally meet in person. In the final battle that defeats the villain, the love interest seemingly dies trying to save the hero(ine), who weeps over her/his body, but in the end it's only a Disney Death. Then our hero(ine) has to choose between living a royal life with his/her newfound family, as (s)he longed to throughout the story, or giving it all up to marry his/her lower-born love interest. (S)he chooses the love interest and says goodbye to his/her family, who lovingly accept his/her decision. This movie has often been criticized for making hash of its much darker source material.
Hercules or Anastasia?
- In this musical retelling of a universally-known story, two legendary enemies are depicted in their youth as best friends. Only over time are they driven apart, as the protagonist becomes an outlaw who stands up for the oppressed, while the other character rises to power and upholds the oppressive status quo. The ending is bittersweet, as the two leads part ways forever, but the future looks hopeful for the protagonist, his/her love interest (who is initially linked to the second lead before switching to the protagonist instead) and the people (s)he champions. The musical score is by Stephen Schwartz.
Wicked or The Prince of Egypt?
- In this popular family musical set in the New York City of a past era, a child separated from his/her family tries to find them. In the process he/she makes new friends, including a pretty, caring female, a common domestic animal, and the richest person in the city. Theres also a sleazy male villain who disguises himself to exploit the child for money. At one point the child is trapped in a place where he/she is forced to work like a slave, but runs away, and at another point (s)he meets a camp of cynical homeless people. The songs include an ode to optimism, a sweetly sad song that the child sings about his/her missing family, and a happy duet that the child and a friendly adult male sing about their relationship. All ends happily, with the child in the care of a loving family.
Annie or An American Tail?
- This musical TV show for children stars a female magician with a horned head, multicolored hair, and one or more stars on her person, whose spells sometimes go awry. Other characters include an egotistical Jerk with a Heart of Gold who can fly, a female Big Eater, a pair of inseparable troublemakers, and a young male dragon to whom the magician is a big sister/mother figure and whose sneezes can be destructive.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic or Eureeka's Castle?
- This musical childrens TV show takes place in a fantasy world inhabited by colorful non-human creatures. It centers around a Vague Aged group of friends, which includes a sweet, nurturing Girly Girl whose coloring includes pale pink, a brash, athletic Tomboy with a color-based name, a practical, down-to-earth character with an orange body and a rustic speech pattern who sometimes serves as the tomboys Friendly Rival, a nervous, insecure character whose coloring includes yellow (and who in one episode learns to be more confident but Takes a Level in Jerkass as a result), and an Only Sane Person/Grumpy Bear. These main characters sing the theme song themselves. Three different races of creatures exist in this world and rely on each other. Other characters besides the leads include a small, friendly green creature of a different species (or many), a large male of yet another species who starts out as a villain but eventually does a HeelFace Turn, and various colorful background characters. Nearly every early episode features a letter exchanged between the main character and his/her older mentor of the same gender; this formula is altered later in the series. The Aesops of the series tend to involve harmony and friendship, but plenty of humor is present to keep it from becoming Anvilicious. This show has aired on The Hub, and is just as popular with adults as with children, if not more so.
Fraggle Rock or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?
- This sweet and heartwarming yet Glurge-free children's classic of both page and screen takes place on a farm, with Talking Animals as the main characters. The protagonist is a male piglet, who is taken from his birthplace and sent to live on the aforementioned farm at the beginning. Initially lonely, he soon befriends a female creature of a different species, who becomes a mother figure of sorts to him. The humans plan to eventually butcher and eat him (which he naively doesn't realize until another animal tells him, leaving him distraught), but ultimately change their minds when an animal (either the pig himself or his close friend) performs a miraculous feat that in the real world would be impossible for his/her species. We also meet a Jerkass male animal who, surprisingly enough, helps the pig in the end. Another prominent supporting character is a water fowl. One sad scene late in the story involves the death of an elderly female creature who was a friend of the pig's. But the ending is a happy one, with the pig famous among humans and animals alike and secure in the farmer's affection and pride.
Charlotte's Web or Babe?
- This childrens TV show stars a group of six friends: a nerdy female braniac, a tough, brash tomboy, a vulnerable, insecure character with yellow hair, a romantic-minded Large Ham, a fun-loving prankster, and a strong, competent character whos probably the overall flattest of the group. In the first episode, one of these characters enters the shows main setting for the first time and meets all the others. This show also includes a pair or group of Alpha Bitches, a kindly female teacher, assorted bullies, and a colorful variety of background characters. Episodes include one in which the athlete of the group has an emotional breakdown because (s)he thinks (s)hes lost his/her touch, a few in which the meek one Takes a Level in Badass or Jerkass, one in which the romantic is disillusioned by his/her crush, one in which the five supporting leads all compete for a special favor from the main character which they all get to share in the end, one in which Hilarity Ensues after a group of kids play matchmaker to a female teacher and a man they know, and one or more in which one of the leads goes slightly insane.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic or Recess?
- In this hit family musical based on a beloved printed-page source material, a spunky little girl escapes from her miserable upbringing, triumphs over three villains - a sleazy man always scheming to get rich, a bleach-blonde floozy, and a child-hating woman who runs an institution for children and terrorizes her charges - and in the end finds a happy new home with a loving adoptive parent.
Annie or Matilda?
- In this classic musical fantasy film from the late 1930s, loved by both children and adults, the protagonist is an adolescent orphan girl who has one or more animal companions, and who wears an iconic dress that includes the color blue and at least one ribbon in her hair. At the beginning she longs for more than what she has and sings an "I Want" Song in the yard of her home. Soon afterward, shes forced away from home and into a new place, where she meets several lovable male doofuses who become her best friends. The comic relief these characters provide is much needed to balance the Nightmare Fuel provided by the villainess, a wicked witch who wears black, lives in a castle, and cackles dramatically. She wants to kill the heroine because the girl has something that she wants, and is able to locate her at any time thanks to a magic crystalline object. The lovable doofuses eventually show surprising courage by facing the witchs wrath to try to save the girl theyve come to love. At one point the witch magically poisons some pretty red plant growth, which sends the heroine into a death-like sleep, but a benevolent third party revives her. Eventually the witch dies in a dramatic climax that involves water. At some point or other, the heroine meets friendly little people, while at another point shes harassed by (seemingly) living trees. As much as she loves her new friends, her greatest wish is to reunite with some person or people she left behind when she left home. In the end she says goodbye to her friends, reunites with her long-lost loved one(s), and seems poised to live happily ever after. This movie is based on a story from a book, but has far eclipsed the source material in most people's minds.
That thing the heroine has that the witch wants... is it unsurpassed beauty or a pair of magic slippers?
- A teenage boy moves to a new neighborhood, where he deals with bullies and being a misfit at school, as well as conflict with his (step)sister. But then he accidentally releases a group of comical fantasy creatures into the real world. Hilarity and complications ensue. Fortunately for the fantasy creatures, its Halloween when they arrive in the boys hometown, so they blend in with all the costumes. The plot largely consists of the protagonist and villains struggling over possession of a magical book, and at one point the villains cast a spell on all the adults in town, including the protagonists parents. The protagonist and his sister are forced to put aside their differences and work together to save the day and send the fantasy creatures back where they came from. The movie isnt a musical, but at one point one of the fantasy creatures sings a pre-existing pop song.
Hocus Pocus or The Neverending Story III?
- An innocent young male encounters an attractive married woman whose given name is never mentioned, who tries to seduce him. She later falsely accuses him of rape. In at least one version of the story, he eventually ends up with her daughter. This story originated in a book, but received a popular media adaptation in the late 1960s. It includes a character named Benjamin, and the protagonist, or at least the actor who famously played him, is Jewish.
The Graduate or the Biblical story of Joseph son of Jacob?
- This work revolves around a rebellious young outcast from a troubled home. His/her main issues are related to his/her father. At the beginning we see his/her first day at a new school, where (s)he clashes with the other students. (S)he is a fundamentally good person, but over the course of the story, his/her own actions endanger him/her and inadvertently result in at least one other person's death. (S)he also becomes close to two other young people: one of the opposite gender who becomes his/her love interest despite initially being involved with someone else, and one of the same gender who's officially just a friend, but with whom Word of God has confirmed intentional Ho/Les Yay. Of these two, the girl treats the protagonist dismissively at first, but eventually warms up to him/her, while the boy is eventually killed (or seemingly killed), devastating him/her. The ending is bittersweet, with tragic loss but a note of hope. This work has been very popular with teenagers who identify with the protagonist.
Rebel Without a Cause or Wicked?
- This DreamWorks Animation film features a protagonist who used to lead a happy life as a normal brown-haired human until an event that should have killed them instead turned them into a white-haired superpowered being. Their main source of angst is how their newfound nature makes it nigh impossible for them to interact normally with humanity, and they join a team of similarly superpowered beings as the fifth and most powerful member to take down a sinister villain.
Monsters vs. Aliens or Rise of the Guardians?
- This film is centered on a young woman whose name begins with J and ends with E and her painful struggle to cope with her husband's death, a struggle that involves her moving far away from her husband's home with very few possessions to call her own in spite of her late husband's wealth in an (ultimately futile) attempt to leave the past behind and build an entirely new life. In her new living grounds, she comes into contact with another female known (and often derided) for her sexual choices/lifestyle. The female protagonist, in contrast, has severe difficulties in forming a connection with another man in spite of at least one man professing his love for her. Later on in the film, it's revealed that the protagonist's husband had been unfaithful to her and that his mistress was someone the protagonist had known and trusted as a friend. A haunting song she connects deeply with her husband is frequently heard and referred to in the film. In addition, the film's title has the word "Blue" in it. Surely this film's title must be...
...Blue Jasmine! Or could it be simply Blue instead?
- In this love story, the young heroine is an impoverished yet intelligent, strong-willed brunette who doesnt fit into her eras mold of what a woman should be like. Modern female audience members/readers tend to find her very relatable. Through some circumstance or other, she comes to live in the home of a wealthy yet brooding, physically unattractive man with a dark, secret past. At first he seems gruff and unpleasant, but gradually she comes to see a kinder side to him and they fall in love. (Some feminist critics lambast this work for encouraging girls to think they can change abusive men.) At one point she leaves him, but eventually she goes back and affirms her love for him after he nearly dies. Another, handsomer and more respectable man also proposes marriage to her, but she rejects him. Ultimately the two lovers are married and all ends happily.
Jane Eyre or Beauty and the Beast?
- Within the backstory, there is a legend of two very closely related entities with god-like power who ruled the land. The elder one was associated with light, the color white and had control over fire while the younger one was associated with darkness, the color black and had control over lightning. Eventually, the younger one grew dissatisfied with the status quo and started to fight with the elder one, which threw the land into complete chaos. Eventually, one of the entities sealed the other within a circular object and peace was restored to the land. However, by the climax of the main story, the sealed entity is unsealed and six others have to face and defeat it with with the Power of Friendship. None of these characters are human.
Is this Pokémon Black and White or My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic?
- This Japanese made series stars a particularly badass protagonist who has a good heart but his way of solving problems is through the merciless slaughter of hundreds of mooks using deadly techniques that he can copy from his opponents. His resolve is able to trump over even the mightiest of foes. However, there are a few other characters who can rival his strength and are notably badass themselves. The main motif of this series are stars.
Kirby or Fist of the North Star?
- In this Disney movie, a strange young girl who is bullied by others makes an unlikely friend who was created to be bad and destroy things. At some point, this friend ends up destroying something personal to the girl and she hates him for it. However, the supposedly bad friend does something to regain the girl's friendship.
Lilo & Stitch or Wreck-It Ralph?
- A naive but idealistic young man grows up in a world where human beings are restricted to only a few safe spots while the rest of the world is filled with dangerous "monsters". Due to certain circumstances, he is forced to leave home, but at least he is granted a mystic power that allows him to survive away from civilization. He ends up befriending the non-human locals that live in these wild areas, including a spirit who initially dislikes him, but eventually warms up to him when he manages to prove his worth as a hero. With her help, the hero gains more powers after overcoming various trials and learns that there is an ultimate evil who wants nothing more then to destroy everything. The hero and the great evil do battle and eventually the hero is the victor, but the nature of this evil means that it cannot be completely eradicated. The Hero is eventually reincarnated and is tasked to protect the world from evil throughout all his lifetimes. This installment is the earliest in the series' timeline.
Is this The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, or the Beginnings two-parter of The Legend of Korra?
- In the Final Battle, the original main villain finds himself rejected by his own family. He is horribly mutated into a monstrous reptilian creature that breathes purple fire, and his body is possessed by a malevolent black/purple-themed demon who has been manipulating him the whole time and now has hijacked the plot, becoming the true main antagonist. The possessed villain is forced to keep fighting a battle he no longer wants to fight, and the heroes engage him in final battle atop a great tower in a major city. Upon his defeat, a wave of "light" energy is released, cleansing the city of the demon's "dark" energy.
Dino Attack RPG or Ninjago?
- In the penultimate episode, the main characters are trapped in an Eldritch Location with a malevolent spirit which has cast illusions of their worst fears brought to life. For one character, his greatest fear is the death of a loved one, which leads to him suffering a Heroic BSoD even while she, unaffected by the illusions, tries desperately to snap him out of it. In the final episode, she is Killed Off for Real, sending him into a depression. He also learns that his days are numbered and begins to undergo Rapid Aging. In a Thanatos Gambit, he ultimately performs a Heroic Sacrifice to banish that malevolent spirit.
Dino Attack RPG or Being Human (US)?
- A living planet seeks to reproduce by spreading to and infecting other planets. This planet can manifest itself as bright blue tendrils of energy, or in a humanoid form directly related to the protagonist. The hero, using the planet's own energy to fight against it, travels to the center of the planet and fights the humanoid form. When a giant brain at the center of the planet is killed, the humanoid form disintegrates and the whole planet implodes, with the hero barely escaping in time.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?
- In Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Han Solo says to his son Kylo Ren who used to be his son Ben Solo that he is only an expendable pawn of Supreme Leader Snoke's plans for the galaxy. I cannot help but notice its similarities to a line from the Dic Entertainment and Pioneer/Optimum English-language dub of Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose. Compare...
- Han Solo: Snoke is using you for your power. When he gets what he wants, he'll crush you! ... You know it's true.
- Sailor Mars: You're the one who's been tricked! Kisenian Blossom wants to rule alone. She'll destroy you, Fiore. Once she gets what she wants, you're history, and Darien will be too!
- We have ourselves a young girl whose stories originated in a comic book. A Pint-Sized Powerhouse with short black hair, a noticeably bigger than usual facial feature, and Super Strength, who never backs down from potential conflict when teased or taunted, usually having the upper hand in a fight.
Now, are we talking about Alita or Monica?
- A teenage boy, who's name begins with the letter "D" and is voiced by David Kaufman, interacts with technology which leads to an accident. After the accident happens he gains superpowers that can be activated at will by yelling out a certain phrase. Furthermore his family has no idea he has superpowers. Now am I talking about Dexter Douglas or Danny Fenton?
- A Manga released in the U.S. by Seven Seas Entertainment, that focuses on a dragon, who has been exiled by their parents for a trivial thing that they did, and as a result of the dragon being exiled, they have to live on their own. Now is this manga ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life'' or Dragon Goes House-Hunting?
- A disillusioned individual goes on a Rage Against the Heavens and is punished with godhood. Is this story about Bruce "Almighty" Nolan and the Christian God, or Salem and the Dark Brother?
- Once upon a time there was this guy who used the same number of swords as hands with a dead mother. He was trying to save the world from this Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds who intends to use the goddess that they always worshipped in a way to destroy the world, there is rampant racism, especially towards those who were half-human and half-humanoid-other-person, a family in which said Woobie Destroyer of Worlds was involved in, with the help of a Deconstructed Mary Sue who can be a vessel for a goddess, and his pessimistic, extremely intelligent half-blood mage best friend, one of whom has silver hair. Is this Tales of Symphonia or Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn?
- A couple friends head to Las Vegas for a fun time, and after a night of drunken partying, wake up in their disheveled hotel room to discover they've apparently gotten married to some Vegas cocktail waitresses. As they attempt to make sense of what happened and get out of their new marriages, they face such obstacles as show tigers and a celebrity boxer.
The Hangover or "Viva Ned Flanders"?
- This anime film revolves around a universe that's very different compared to the series its based off. The film also involves an omnipotent goddess' powers being stolen by her otherwise loyal and logical friend that became emotionally unstable due to a "Groundhog Day" Loop. With that power, the friend creates a world where it's more of a normal and peaceful life for the main characters, even though that 1) they know full well that this world will not last and 2) one of them manages to be aware of the situation.
Now, was what happened in that film considered a disappearance or a rebellion?
- There has been a disappearance. Police have been looking for this missing person. However, the evidence that piles on suggests that it's not a missing persons case, but rather a full-blown murder, with all the clues pointed to someone who spurned said missing person with an affair and who is said to have anger towards said missing person. However, it turns out this was all a plan conducted by a Woman Scorned in an attempt to get the accused into trouble and out of their life forever.
Now, was this the plot to a book or the subplot to a TV show?
- In this 2015 spy thriller based off a classic series, the team our hero works for is under threat of dissolution due to his past actions in an attempt to uncover the truth behind an enemy force modeled after a villainous team from said series' past. As a result of this, the hero is labeled a rogue by his organization, currently undergoing a takeover by a larger organization with ties to said villainous team. This all culminating in a chase across London in the middle of the night. Now, the question is...
Is this enemy SPECTRE or a Rogue Nation?
- In this 2015 movie set in the early 2000s and based off a true story, someone finds a scandal in which many, innocent lives are caught in ruin. The problem preventing him from bringing it up to light? The people behind the scandal are one of the largest organizations imaginable and to tango with them is close to impossible, but in the end, they manage to expose the scandal. The question then becomes...
Is this organization The NFL or The Church?
- This battle anime takes place in a world formed around one base idea of warrior that is able to use a spiritual energy. The hero is a young and plucky kid who enters a school dedicated to training these warriors and ends up being in a four-man team that is the school standard. At some point, a Tournament Arc commences that ends with the entire city the school is based in getting invaded, ending with the Mentor Archetype being killed by the Big Bad, who was looking for a person to suit their needs and the team breaking apart. It's eventually revealed that the Big Bad isn't even the Big Bad, but having ties to the true Big Bad, a group of people who, in turn, are allied to an even bigger bad: a white skinned demonic woman.
Naruto or RWBY?
- This story involves characters from a fictional story emerging into the real world. What results is reality ensuing as battles become devastating to the world and status quo, eventually getting the government involved. To everyone's surprise, though, the government is more than willing to help the fictional characters adjust to their home, even going as far as to say they don't resort to the cliches you see corrupt governments
Is the story a fanfic or an anime?
- In a time of change and upheaval, our main character - a man of great strength with an easily-recognisable mark on his person - finds himself unable to escape his past, and a woman's death weighs heavily on his conscience and influences his actions. He constantly crosses paths with a dogged police officer with an unshakeable moral code. In the meantime, following the death of a popular politician, a motley group of revolutionaries with a remarkably charismatic leader plan an uprising against the ruling government, and a brooding young man joins them - and for the sake of the girl that likes him, the main character must bring him back, all while trying not to kill anybody in the process. Other supporting cast members include a street urchin and pickpocket with absurd courage, an innkeeper with old ties to aforementioned brooding young man, and a crossdresser with a ton of unrequited love issues.
Les Misérables, or Rurouni Kenshin's Kyoto Arc?
- In a franchise where an ordinary game is played for absurdly and sometimes supernaturally high stakes and The Power of Friendship plays a major role, the third installment (directly preceding the significantly less popular one with aliens) has the protagonists face off against a group of time travellers (several of whom have Greek words as names) seeking to Set Right What Once Went Wrong - it turns out said all-important game has set in motion a chain of events that threaten the world's very survival many years into the future, and the antagonists are attempting to erase the game from history to prevent this from occurring. Also, the main antagonist has the same face as the protagonist.
Is the game soccer or cards?
- A protagonist who is very bubbly and enthusiastic but not good at much encounters a calm and stoic nonhuman with a white/pale color scheme, whose pantlessness is the stuff of fandom memes, with a major part of his mind missing. The protagonist must collect the various shattered pieces of this person's mind, which have scattered all over town and semi-possess people by augmenting their fears and desires; and their love for this person also enables them to change form, assisted by the plot-important pendant they wear around their neck. The nonhuman love interest occasionally gets possessed by a fragment of the main antagonistic force, turning him evil and giving him a black color scheme instead. There is also a stoic and not very nice character with a darker and edgier color scheme that functions as both the protagonist's rival and friend; they turn out to not entirely be human, and this causes great anguish to both them and the protagonist attempting to bring them back with The Power of Friendship.
Is this Princess Tutu or Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL?
- There is a war going on between three factions: The United States, China, and a third faction whose home nation is never clear, but nonetheless have enough support and resources to be a superpower. In some cases, The United States and China team up, and in others, the third faction manages to manipulate both sides and their technologies.
Is the third faction Cordis Die or The Global Liberation Army?
- This story takes place during a war between Capitalist and Communist nations. Among the more notable characters on the Soviet side are a manipulative leader, a subordinate played by Andrew Divoff whose name starts with "Kr", and a worrisome scientist. The scientist makes an attempt to defect to the Allies.
Is Divoff's character Kravchenko or Krukov?
- In a war between Capitalist and Communist nations (again), the United States faces an invasion brought by the Russian army, in an act of bitter revenge. Two Russians, Vladimir and Yuri, are the most violent of rivals (and sometimes, enemies). The second entry in this game's franchise takes place mostly in the United States, while the third is a tad bit more international. One American isn't trustworthy.
Who is the Big Bad? Vladimir or Yuri?
- Around the middle of the 20th century, crime is rampant in the city. A doctor brainwashes people into doing bad things, and a man named Fontaine is pulling the strings. The story also features an egotistical man named Cohen. The hero dies in the end.
Bioshock 1 or L.A. Noire?
- On one half of the clouds in this realm is the overworld, full of floating land masses and a functional society. On the other half is an urban wasteland abandoned long ago. The villain attempts to manipulate the hero into furthering his own goals. With an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack, this gem of a story is bound to entertain you in some way, even if some elements of the story don't make sense. It also features a Cat Girl.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie or Xenoblade Chronicles 2?
- In this video game released in the 2010s with pixel graphics, it's said to be a "kill or be killed world". However, in spite of this, there are many relatable characters and an option to inflict as little violence as possible. Still, the most violent route ends up with many said characters kicking the bucket and one hell of a Downer Ending where everybody dies. There is a nefarious character who follows the player around and provides scathing commentary on the player's/character's actions with mind-bending powers. The game calls the player out on restarting the game in an attempt to change the narrative.
Undertale or Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number?
- This game takes place in a twisted version of the United States of America. The main threat comes from a renegade faction of armed individuals with a devoted alleigance to a warped version of Christianity led by their beloved Father. In spite of this, there are people who resist their cause, eager to fight back. The game takes numerous departures from its franchise norms, and has a contested ending.
Does the setting take place high in the sky or does it stay on the earth?
- A silver-eyed young hero new to the wide world. Cheerful, innocent, fast on their feet, having a strong sense of justice, and possessing a rare incredible power that they dont fully understand. Accompanied by: a Lancer commonly associated with water/ice whom had a rough childhood, an Everyman with no spectacular ability who none-the-less makes for a great audience surrogate, comic relief, and later determined warrior in his own right. As well as several others, including a sibling, a brawler, and one with a dark past theyre trying to overcome. Occasionally mentored by a gray-haired, wise Old Master who has a love of a brewed beverage. And menaced by a Quirky Mini Boss Squad and their firey leader. At least, until a greater Big Bad is revealed.
Avatar or RWBY?
- This attraction at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park — just head for the imagination-themed pavillion — tells the tale of a Blithe Spirit with magical powers who arrives in a place desperately in need of fun, whimsy, and color. The person in charge, a Large Ham (and played by a performer likely recognized by the adult viewers for their other work), is aghast at the magic being woven by Our Hero and tries to get them under control. But Our Hero knows that they just need to get in touch with a hidden, lovely part of themselves, and — singing a catchy song all the way — makes a grateful friend of them and transforms the setting in the process. There's some Stuff Blowing Up, Everything's Better with Rainbows, and the final scene is set amongst the stars.
Captain EO or Journey Into Imagination with Figment? (From 2010-13, these attractions played alongside each other!)
- In this colorful movie musical that went into wide release in 1989, a lonely human who yearns for ideal love is rescued from drowning by a fantastical being who becomes smitten with them. With a transformation to fit in better among the humans, and accompanied by comical sidekicks, the fantastical being is insatiably curious about this new world, struggles to properly act human, and doesn't say much. The human comes to love them all the same for their attractiveness and sweet personality, but is stopped from following their heart by someone who claims to love them but doesn't. In the climax, the wrong couple is headed for the altar but the unsure soul comes to their senses and chooses their fantastical true love, sailing away to a happily ever after.
Earth Girls Are Easy or The Little Mermaid?
- A Planet Eater, who transformed and upgraded an alien into his herald, is heading to the hero protagonists (who have a single female among them) homeworld. The initial heroes' attack on the eater failed. The herald turned against his master, but also failed. Then a flame-themed, impulsive Idiot Hero finds the only thing that can stop the devourer, who is successfully defeated.
The Galactus Trilogy (Fantastic Four #48-50) or The Transformers: The Movie?
- After their home is invaded by evil forces, a swordsman with spiky hair sets off with his father, his half-blood mage best friend, an innocent maiden with light hair, and an older female mentor figure to restore peace to the land. This group also includes a pair of siblings where the older one raised the younger after their parents abandoned them (in a house later in the game, one can find their mother, but the offspring end up rejecting her). The father trains the hero in swordplay until he leaves the group, and criticizes him for oversleeping on the day of their first mission. During the course of the journey, they must be wary of accepting help even from others who share their goal of defeating the Big Bad. In a large and powerful empire, they find a ruler willing to help them, but who is being manipulated by corrupt and racist political figures. An enigmatic non-human man with long hair, who turns out to be a legendary founding hero, also sometimes aids them, but is not on the same side and is actually The Chessmaster. The hero seeks to become stronger to protect the young innocent maiden in their group, who holds a plot device related to the Goddess. There is rampant racism, especially towards half-bloods, and several half-bloods on the other side comment on how the mage is similar to them. The hero manages to recruit several other characters to their cause, the first of which is a Fragile Speedster female assassin with purple hair who first helps them storm an enemy fort. After their father is no longer in the group, the hero learns that his father was one of the four leaders of the group they're fighting, but became wracked with guilt over killing his wife in extreme circumstances. One of these four is also secretly a leader in the opposing army. The hero's father must also fight his former student, who is a major figure of the evil side. The hero encounters this student twice before their real showdown, but both encounters are Hopeless Boss Fights. After a difficult battle where the hero must fight alone, a powerful and very old not-quite-human man who has betrayed the group before may join the group, depending on your gameplay - your alternative is someone much younger and associated with red and pink, who fights similarly and was on the other side in order to help someone they loved. In the end, the hero grows wiser but never loses his idealism, and one of the heroes of legend commends him on his worldview. The hero defeats the former student, and kills the Big Bad, who will change to a different form after he is defeated the first time. However, a couple years later it is discovered that after the hero removes the Big Bad, corrupt political forces from the most powerful nations have been oppressing one of the nations, and a powerful spirit threatened to cause destruction of the world unless it is stopped. Two new heroes, a young boy without parents and a girl, start a new journey, meeting up with the heroes in the original story and needing to fight with the original hero. On top of that, it turns out that the Goddess they had been worshipping was in large part, a lie, and one of legendary heroes from long ago is actually a major antagonist.
Tales of Symphonia or Fire Emblem Tellius?
- A group of protagonists moves into a mysterious old building to get a new start on life, which proves to be a fatal mistake. Everything seems fine at first, but gradually the tenants start making more and more disturbing observations about their building before arriving at the inescapable conclusion that something is horribly wrong with it - for starters, it's much, much Bigger on the Inside. The characters mount several days-long expeditions to explore the entirety of the building by traveling miles underground before everything goes to hell, one guy goes batshit crazy and tries to kill everyone else, and one character is killed by the building itself. Ultimately, the building is revealed to be nothing but a gateway to an incomprehensible Eldritch Location that the characters must scramble to escape from with their lives.
House of Leaves or 14?
- Millions of years ago, an alien parasite crashed into earth and began influencing humans' evolution, causing them to emerge as the dominant species on the planet. However, this was all done by the parasite in order to harvest human energy and eventually destroy the earth, sending copies of itself out into space to begin the cycle anew. The protagonists eventually learn of the existence of this parasite and vow to destroy it, asserting their belief in humanity's will to live and determine its own fate. The first major (human) antagonist is a fearsome militaristic conqueror who commands a vast army and whose defeat seems crucial to save the world, until it's shockingly revealed that their goal all along has been to destroy the alien parasite, and they end up joining the heroes. The story's true villain is their mother, an all-powerful Evil Matriarch who rules over a mighty empire, allies with the alien parasite and betrays all of humanity in the process (even her own two children). She is ultimately defeated in a One-Winged Angel battle high above the earth, and the alien parasite is destroyed by crashing into it with a flying ship.
Kill la Kill or Chrono Trigger?
- Every night at midnight, there exists a secret midnight hour that most humans cannot experience due to being frozen in time. During this hour, the world becomes tinted a certain color, (most) electronic devices stop working, there's a seriously Bad Moon Rising, and a slew of dark, shadowy creatures emerge to prey on humans. Only a group of seemingly Ordinary High School Students are conscious during this time, and they must use their various superpowers to fight against the dark creatures. The protagonist is a New Transfer Student who moves to a new city, is quickly taken under the wing of the other monster-fighting teens, and turns out to be the most powerful of them all. Together the teens must contend with not only the dark creatures but also a group of morally dubious humans who have been abusing the midnight hour for their own gain, as well as an Evil Mentor. In the end, the protagonist performs a Heroic Sacrifice to seal away the threat to the human world.
Persona 3, right? ...Or wait, is it Midnighters?
- Our heroes, travelers who often encounter strange creatures, meet a group of individuals from a dying civilization. The members of this group kidnap one of the heroes, intending to save their civilization by surgically removing the hero's brain. Our heroes respond to this by attacking the dying group, saving the brain, and leaving the dying group to fend for themselves (and probably die out). Is this the video game generally considered the best ever made, or the Star Trek episode generally considered the worst ever made?
- This indie game's name is one word long. It is littered with puns everywhere. Notable characters include: a male Foul Flower who is fond of making creepy faces, a female human(oid)/fish hybrid who has a nigh unavoidable attack that immobilises you but does no damage, which is associated with green and a robot who is considerably more dangerous compared to their creator. Said scientist may have come off as Unintentionally Unsympathetic or The Scrappy. In the battle against the robot, their body parts fall off. In the game's best ending, the game's MacGuffins are used to free everyone after you caused a demonic entity to break down crying. In the worst, you make a Deal with the Devil.
Undertale or Cuphead?
- This trio of two humans and a god live in a Crapsack World. The Heroic Mime Silent Snarker and the Plucky Girl lived with each other for as long as they can remember. The Plucky Girl impatiently wants her and The Hero to become warriors together, but are deemed too young. On the day when their mentor figure(s) decide that they are ready to leave their safe haven and receive the weapons that allow them to fight, the life of the hero changes forever as they meet the god. The three of them gain companions on their journey to kill the beings that plague their world forever, including an older man whose younger brother is ashamed to be related to, a boy who is revealed to have a strong connection with the beings plaguing the world, and a tough Cool Big Sis who is a mother figure to her adopted family. The god aiding the heroes has some power involving death and also allows the hero to summon and command others in battle, the hero is the reincarnation of someone important to the reason why the world is so horrible, and the heroine is easily tricked by a god. One route involves killing everyone in the universe, including the hero's friends and the god. The route starts with the hero killing many people considered to be family, and ends with the death of the world's god. All real endings involve the hero going to an alternate dimension to kill the god ruling over a world.
Are the names of the hero, heroine, and god Nanashi, Asahi, and Dagda, or Revya, Danette, and Gig?
- An infamous historical evil emerges because lots of people believe in them, which completely blindsides everyone else. One of the characters is initially antagonistic due to a complicated case of child abuse and the fact that one of the main antagonists is posing as their father figure after the death of their real father, and many other characters suffer from missing or absent parents. The plot is hampered because at least one main character has amnesia. Greek gods are prominent figures, and Apollo is especially important to the main protagonist.
The Trials of Apollo or Persona 2 (Innocent Sin)?
- This story is the second part in a series. The main character is a young man with a strange power that he's had since childhood that is strongly associated with the sun, and at at least one point is shown riding a motorcycle. His allies include someone younger than him who is discriminated against due to their race, a guy who conceals his machine gun in an odd place, an attractive Cool Big Sis who revealed to be very linked with his past, and another young man of the same age who is a staunch ally despite fighting with the main character in his first appearances. That young man also views the Cool Big Sis as a mother figure, and has a complicated history with his father involving abandonment and rejection. All of these people fight against the fulfillment of an ancient Mayincatec prophesy. Nazi are involved, and one main character dies tragically. Also, there are several cameos of older versions from the previous entry.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency, or Persona 2(Innocent Sin)?
- This story is part of a franchise known for summoning monsters with computers, but this story is unusual because the heroes transform into monsters to fight. It is Lighter and Softer than the previous entries, and comes off the heels of another dark one. The heroes are granted that power by a mysterious woman who appears only as a voice and is sort of an angel. Their enemies have similar powers to theirs. The heroes are also arranged by element and have strong Five-Man Band themes. The fire elemental starts with the power of the Hindu god Agni but also gains the power of the Asura Vritra, along with a ton of control issues. The main character by the end gains the power of Ardha. The last party member to join is actually a ghost, and he looks almost identical to another party member, except for hair and clothes. The ghost knew why they're identical long before the party member figured it out. Everything changes after the digital world that the main characters were living in is deleted, and they emerge in the real world with their powers intact.
Digimon Frontier, or Digital Devil Saga?
- The hero of this story is a genuine Samurai from a feudal kingdom, but goes by a Western name. He does have a Japanese name that is never revealed to the audience. He is called to fight a powerful demon with a black color scheme, but the demon evades him. The Samurai is then unwillingly sent to a futuristic world where the demon is the leader of a powerful faction. That faction has a heavy emphasis on survival of the fittest, to the point where caring for each other is considered weakness. That futuristic world is considered to be very odd by the Samurai, containing things like electricity and talking nonhumans. Culture shock is great.
Is the Samurai's name Jack or Flynn?
- The main characters face off against the ultimate Big Bad of the story, who stays in the background for most of said story. Try as they might, the main characters find that they can't defeat the Big Bad, due to said Big Bad being the Anthropomorphic Personification of something that will always exist as long as there are living things around to experience it. One of the main characters then manages to at least stop the Big Bad temporarily by performing a Heroic Sacrifice to form a seal around the moon.
Is this the ending to Soul Eater or Persona 3?
For certain values of "Main Character" and "Sacrifice/Seal", this could also apply to Final Fantasy IV. - Donald The Potholer
- Technically the third entry in a series of mystery visual novels, that looks into the nature of truth and lies, doesn't tell you what is true and false by the end, has a twist that makes the events of the story fictitious, but with enough room to claim that they could have actually happened, has 16 humans as part of its main cast, with all but a handful of them being dead by the game's ending, a character who insists that magic is real and that they aren't using tricks, a delusional incestuous man whose lover is deceased, a main rival who's Good All Along and a giant Troll, a Big Bad with blue hair, Characters voiced by Kenichi Suzumura and Kikuko Inoue, shout-outs to previous games without being outright connected, and an Ambiguous Ending. Umineko: When They Cry or New Dangan Ronpav 3?
- Animated series about a team of children training in a battle school where everyone has a weapon that is different from a normal weapon, whose main character is a girl who wields a scythe, and other main characters include her relative, who also wields a scythe, a ninja who wields a sword, a character with connection to the gods, a race of people with a connection to animals, which one of the main characters is a part of, and the main antagonist is an old evil with a black and white color scheme and a rivalry with the series' Big Good, and the two are a part of the same family. Oh, and there's a lot of focus on the moon, which is different from the normal moon in some way. RWBY or Soul Eater?
- The third game in an RPG series, that has someone close to the main character die in the first few hours, has robots as one of the primary antagonists, with creatures being merged with these robots, with one of the people close to the protagonist being one of them, both of whom are brainwashed into opposing the protagonist, the protagonist has blonde hair with a red color scheme in their clothing, is the chosen one because they have a special ability that nobody else has, the backstory involves the original world being destroyed, and the final boss's true name is "Claus/Klaus". Xenoblade Chronicles or Mother 3?
- It's the third in a well-known sequence of games, all of which have similar gameplay; however, although some liked it, many others gave the game lower reviews than the obscure but still good first game and the famous second game. Also, PewDiePie has played at least one of the games at some point. The protagonist is a mostly ordinary girl who can fight sometimes, but is mostly helpless. The real gameplay comes from using a mysterious (male) spirit to overcome the obstacles of the story, including a group of people from a facility who wish to use her powers for their own selfish purposes. Despite how useful the spirit is, the girl is scared of him, and she has no real control over him, leading him to do annoying or destructive things just for fun. Eventually, it is revealed that the spirit is actually the protagonist's twin brother, who died when they were babies. Events of the story include: the girl being inside an institution for a significant part of her life, and the girl using her powers to take revenge on a group of bullies (which leads to her being considered insane by some of the characters).
Is it Clock Tower: Ghost Head/The Struggle Within or BeyondTwoSouls?
- A work from the 90s that was born out of the creator's desire to make a story belonging to one of their favorite genres, but also to bring a Darker and Edgier tone to the medium (with the tone considerably altering the work's early concept). Despite being mocked frequently by people on the Internet for its emphasis on its melodramatic story, poor production values and frequent Mind Screw elements, all of which culminated in a highly unpopular ending which got rid of all action to the point of resembling a psychoanalysis session, the work is one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved in its medium. The plot concerns a young man who is thrust into a plot he does not understand because of a responsibility to pilot a Humongous Mecha and, despite the work's cliche start, it soon becomes a philosophical discussion on the nature of existence and the psyche (making use of religious symbolism and Freudian references - some researched, others not), with the hero having a twisted relationship with his red-headed girlfriend. Keeping track of which characters are actually the same becomes difficult due to Reincarnation, people using the same body, some characters splitting in two (with one half remaining the original body and the other entering a robotic one), and characters having split-personality disorders. Everyone in the cast has some kind of issues, such as: surviving the death of one parent and watching the other go off the rails, being separated from your same-sex parent and suffering through their slightly deranged actions, the mind of one parent being absorbed into a giant robot, actually being a reincarnation of a pseudo-deity, losing your father to an apocalypse, surviving the apocalypse but having your true powers be surpressed and being largely ignored in the modern day as anything but backup (the character suffering from this also generates a strong audience reaction), being a Double Agent, and going through a traumatic struggle and almost losing family members simply for being born in a certain way. In the end, the protagonist discovers that humanity was created by a godlike creature that was created from, and has the soul of, a creature from a higher dimension (which could easily be described as "God"), but the creature is not actually God in itself. It also created an Adam figure and an Eve figure; the Eve figure is the Big Bad who changes position and has her body altered several times throughout the story, and the Adam figure is mostly indifferent but could easily cause the apocalypse (it's a moot point anyway, because the Eve figure kills him to advance her own goals). More of an active Big Bad is the Ancient Conspiracy seeking a Depopulation Bomb, and the character who is related to the protagonist, hopes to revive someone following the death of a loved one, and kind of works for the Ancient Conspiracy but stabs them in the back when the time comes. Following the Depopulation Bomb going off (despite the death of the conspiracy members) and most (but not all) of the giant robots ceasing to function, the protagonist kills the god-like being with a combination of therapy and epic giant robot fights, and finally reunites with his girlfriend, hopeful for the future and preparing to reunite with his other friends, with one giant robot left as a symbol of the story's concepts. It's been retold as a series recently, with some characters altered and others being cut from wholecloth, but the reboot is considered inferior to the original (if still tolerable). The third installment of this reboot ended on a cliffhanger, with the deaths of several characters (although they may survive in another form) and attempts to restore the old planet - although this calls back to the beginning of the conclusion of the original work, the philosophy is traded for action.
Is it Xenogears or Neon Genesis Evangelion?
- A 2013 video game where a manly character with a beard and played by Troy Baker guards a teenage girl who can occasionally hold her own in a fight as they explore a twisted version of the USA. The man does this because he failed to protect his daughter. Although the game features many monsters, humans are also major enemies, especially a corrupt human government and the morally ambiguous resistance movement. Despite being from a genre which produced many games in 2013 and the years before, the game was critically acclaimed and has at least one version in the top 100 at Gamerankings. The company which made it also produced other critically acclaimed franchises, and although the gameplay between the game and the franchise is similar, the company makes the shift between "adventure" and "tragedy".
BioShock Infinite or The Last of Us?
- One character accidentally causes some kind of disaster, causing two other characters to chase them, with the viewpoint switching between the two characters and the one character. There's also a fourth character, but he only occasionally gets focus and is more often seen the story of another character who has a close relationship to them - when this character falls in love with another, the fourth character becomes less important. The protagonist also has superpowers, which another faction is very interested in, and has quite a lot of Angst involving seriously injuring someone. The plot goes in a different direction when it begins to make use of classic myths; at this point, objects start coming to life and acting malevolent, new villains are introduced, and a group of creatures find a prophecy which provides a solution to the problems, with one of the characters coming back to life through the mystical powers of these creatures. In the background, the characters' town is freezing over, with the snowstorm growing in scale until it becomes almost impossible to survive - the snow stops when the protagonist learns the secret of the aforementioned mystical powers. The story has become regarded as a particularly good example of it's sub-genre by critics, even proving that it is still a viable genre and setting a standard for it. The title is one word, beginning with "F".
Frozen? Or Fahrenheit?
- Humanity is pushed to the brink of extinction by bizarre Eldritch Abominations, and only a small, specialized force has the means to combat them. The main character is a member of said force: a mentally disturbed teenager with a dead mother and an estranged father with glasses and a beard. He's able to fight said abominations by controlling a giant humanoid from within the back of its neck (though unfortunately said humanoid has gone berserk and out-of-control before.) Later on, it's discovered that a member of said force with a connection to the hero is actually a mole and one of the abominations they've been fighting.
Is this Neon Genesis Evangelion or Attack on Titan?
- The ongoing story of a team of friends, including the braggart speedster, the one who only wants to bring joy to everyone, the Large Ham, the stereotypical Southerner who's smarter than they look, the rogue with better fashion sense than the rest, and others. Occasionally they defeat hellish foes with the power of teamwork, but most of the time they just go about their day jobs.
Team Fortress 2 or My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic?
- After having to deal with a traumatizing loss, the hero realizes the evil inherent in the world's controlling government, and after assembling a team of friends, rescuing some prisoners, and going on a globetrotting crusade, the hero uses a technique that nobody outside of their team has discovered to take the fight to the government headquarters in Central Europe, where the fight climaxes with a deadly explosion.
Is the hero B.J. Blazkowicz or Bella Swan?
- This over-a-dozen-times platinum album released in the early 80s by Columbia Records is one of the most iconic and bestselling albums of all time. Even though the topics across the album strike a balance between following your dreams and creeping danger, it's not a concept album, with songs about leaving town, meeting a pretty young woman, fame, a former acquaintance named B. Jean, the commonly misunderstood title tracknote , and others. The album got 7 Top 10 singles, and the album cover is famous in its own right, being an iconic shot of the male artist's torso against a simple background.
Is the album Thriller or Born In The U.S.A.?
- So, you wake up after a long hibernation in a medical capsule only to find out you're inside a scientific facility where an insane female AI has murdered all the personnel. She proceeds to mock and insult you the entire way through the mazelike corridors, and in order to beat her you have to repeatedly break parts of her off and destroy them. Then, in the sequel (set many years later), a new threat arises in the form of another AI, a male this time, equally evil but somewhat more bizarre and erratic in behavior. This requires you to temporarily team up with the female AI, who insists on referring to you as her minion despite being in a very diminished state. For some time, she also poses as a friendly Exposition Fairy but is very bad at it and obviously plotting against you.
Portal or System Shock?
- In this classic flash-animated cartoon, a terrific athlete gets into various hijinks with a nerdy bookworm, a quiet nature-lover, a store owner, a physics-bending comic relief, a rude magician, a pint-sized punching-bag, and the ruler of the land, who all tend to hang out by a tree. Letters are an integral part of the series and are treated as Serious Business by the leader of a group of friends. One of the main villains is an s-shaped dragon made out of various animal parts.
Homestar Runner or My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic?
- A movie about a bunch of soldiers from a well-known, old world. They are the first ones sent to a new world recently discovered, with the special mission to bring back home a precious mineral. One of them manage to approach the local chief's daughter, who is very close to nature, and they quickly fall in love. Meanwhile, their respective people do not get along well and finally decide to attack each other at the climax.
Pocahontas or Avatar?
- A recent cartoon reboot based on a franchise originating in the '80s, spearheaded by producers and writers who've had previous experience in acclaimed animation. The series begins with a story arc spanning two episodes, and the first episode opens with the mention of a plot-significant historical event that most citizens no longer believe is relevant to the modern day. The main character's mentor is the ruler of the land, and the villain is the mentor/ruler's sibling, who rebelled in a fit of jealousy only to be defeated and sealed away for years. Now they've returned to take revenge and conquer the world, and only the hero and their friends can stop them.
That's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic right? Or wait... Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures?
- A fantasy warrior character is somehow transported to the real world to live with his creator and proceeds to turn said creator's life upside down. He slowly takes over the creator's life by wooing his girlfriend, winning over his friends and taking his job, after which the creator transports himself into the fantasy world to take the character's place.
Terry Pratchett's Final Reward or Dragonbored?
- An Urban Fantasy series focusing on a legacy of adolescent girls with super powers specifically created to fight certain enemies (although both actually have very similar roots) with plenty of despair for everyone. These girls are overseen by a far-off group, who we don't see a whole lot (with the exception of a permanent fixture at their school) who are soon revealed to be Well Intentioned Extremists at best. There are two significant Les Yay pairings on the show. One is made up of a girl who tries to be noble, although is prone to Knight Templardom brought on by Heroic BSODs, and a girl with a terrible home life, and a more bloodthirsty fighting style. They start of excited to not be alone and find someone who understands them, although the former is somewhat disgusted by the latter's callous disregard for human life. The latter eventually finds redemption, several Foe Yay filled fights later. The other pairing most prominently features a girl who goes from an awkward, nerdy schoolgirl with a crush on one of her few friends, but becomes one of the most powerful characters on the show. She becomes especially powerful, and increasingly morally ambiguous, after the death of her lover. Eventually, her aforementioned crush, who also serves as The Heart, manages to save the world without the fight everyone else had been gearing up for. In general, everyone's parents are useless or abusive, although the main character's mom manages to dispense some good advice, despite being unaware of the supernatural context. The title, which comes from the main character's name and a description of her supernatural career, is...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Puella Magi Madoka Magica?
- In this tale, which reflects sexual and gendered anxieties of its era and has more than a bit of Values Dissonance, two travelers (at least one of whom appears to be a virgin) are on a trip to revisit their past when they get captured by a mysterious, insular group of degenerate foreigners with ways different from their own. The foreigners take the travelers to their bizarre and vampish leader, an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette with extensive biological expertise, control over life and death, and uncanny powers of seduction. Despite the indiscriminate use of seduction as a means of control, this leader is in love with one specific man, who was previously a dead puppet but has recently come to life. The leader becomes violently protective of this lover, even going so far as to Murder the Hypotenuse and to force the man into eternal love-servitude. Fortunately, the leader dies during a strange ritual gone awry, and the travelers escape. Oh, and somewhere along the line, an attempt at cannibalism occurs.
She or The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
- While settling into a new home and way of life in the big city, our psychologically troubled teen hero falls in with a group of friends who practice magic by channeling the power of a metaphysical entity. One of these friends - the eventual Big Bad of the story - can manipulate lightning, has a lot more to teach about magic than the others, and is sinister, charismatic, and delightfully hammy. The protagonist delves deeper and deeper into the supernatural arts and is quickly revealed to have far more natural ability than the other practitioners. Unfortunately, after foraying into Black Magic under the Big Bad's guidance, the protagonist becomes isolated and morally off track. And even though our hero embraced darkness partly for the sake of a relationship, the dark arts turn the relationship disturbing and creepy, and the Love Interest ends up dying as a result. Ultimately, the Big Bad makes a final dick move, leading the former hero to have a Heel Realization, defeat the Big Bad, and make peace with the other mages.
The Craft or Star Wars?
- In one of the world's most populous, prosperous, and cosmopolitan cities, a young loner discovers a mysterious object that fell from the sky. With encouragement from a sinister and otherworldly - but entertainingly sassy - monster, the young man decides to use this object to commit murder (though only against Asshole Victims) and gain fame, prestige, and power (and the affection of an obnoxious, ditzy blonde girl, while he's at it). But eventually, after being slowly driven into villainy, our main character murders the only father figure in his life and ends up all alone - until his monstrous "friend" turns on him and kills him too. The ditzy blonde girl ends up dead too, and the monster is still out there, nastier and more powerful than ever and ready to wreak even more havoc upon humanity. Oh, and while all this is happening, there's a group of nigh-omniscient entities moving invisibly among the characters, watching and commenting on their every move.
Little Shop of Horrors or Death Note?
- Starting in The '60s, this long-running franchise has been a staple of British popular culture. The franchise is known for featuring exotic locales, attractive female companions, zany gadgets, outlandish and often hammy villains, intense Mood Whiplash, and campy yet gripping adventures. Oh, and there are also the thrilling theme songs and beautifully surreal opening sequences (which have maintained iconic elements throughout the franchise's history, including a spiraling vortex in the opening sequence, and the twangy music used as the main theme in earlier installments). Over the course of fifty years, The Hero has been played by at least half a dozen actors (although most if not all have been white men), allowing the series to keep going and the fanbase to remain devoted even after half a century. The hero also has many morally ambiguous moments (which sometimes provide a healthy dose of Wangst) and has recently been hinted to be bisexual.
James Bond or Doctor Who?
- This novel, later adapted into a play as well as a film featuring Danny DeVito, is largely set in a facility run by a mannish, sadistic Baroness figure for the purposes of shaping the people there into obedient members of society. Although there have always been occasional rebels against the totalitarian system, the only one who succeeds in the long term is a youthful newcomer with idealistic goals but cynical methods of carrying them out. This newcomer bands together with several sympathetic friends, including some who had gotten used to being terrorized by The Baroness (and by their family members) after experiencing repression all their lives. At the climax of the story, the newcomer devises and executes a plan to end the tyranny. Ultimately, even though The Baroness is still out there, she's utterly humiliated, defeated, and powerless. At long last, her former subjects can be themselves again.
Matilda or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?
Alternatively: The title character of this novel and its film adaptation is a girl raised by an abusive family that belittles her and refuses to let her be herself. The school she attends is equally abusive, but at least she finds a friend in a sympathetic teacher. While attending school, she discovers that she has burgeoning telepathic powers and ultimately uses them to get revenge on her abusers at the climax of the novel. At least one school staff member resigns in terror after this.
Matilda or Carrie?
- An ethereal, animal-loving adolescent spends a century in suspended animation only to be awakened by the child of a local ruler. Sleeping Beauty or Avatar: The Last Airbender?
- In a story produced by Disney incognito and set in a City Noir, a Private Detective with a Dark and Troubled Past is forced to confront a depraved, superpowered mutant who is the primary cause of our antihero's Dark and Troubled Past (and whose actor is also known for playing a beloved time-traveling doctor). One of the main characters is an attractive woman named Jessica.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Jessica Jones?
- This paranoia-inducing work from The '80s, written by a creator known for his scary stories, centers on creatures that have infiltrated the human race by making themselves look indistinguishable from us and posing as benevolent members of our society. With the help of at least one other human ally, our hero finds out about these grotesque foes, thereby learning how to identify them and how to protect himself and other humans. Eventually, he stumbles upon a secret meeting of the monsters (along with a human who was previously unaware of their existence). After one of the monsters at the meeting gives a speech detailing their plans, the hero discovers an enemy weapon that he hijacks to deal a debilitating blow to the inhuman enemies. Although he and the other human who witness the meeting have their lifespans severely shortened from the encounter, the hero considers it a worthy sacrifice since he enabled humanity to defeat the infiltrators.
The Witches or They Live?
- An enthusiastic yet naive pasta lover with a considerably less energetic older brother and a connection to a powerful man who vanished attempts to become a warrior. Despite his attempts, he's generally regarded as incompetent yet lovable. His friend, who is already quite the warrior in their own right, tries to help him train, but considers him not cut out for the job, even if they keep trying. He also befriends a former enemy after several captures and escapes that never last long, and they end up sort of "dating" this friend after some misunderstandings. So, is this pasta lover Papyrus or Italy?
- A film featuring an All-Star Cast, setting in Casino City as background, involving a convoluted heist against a powerful evil casino owner in order to rescue a crew mate, only to find out this convoluted plan is the cover to another plan in order to trick the casino owner.
Ocean's Eleven or One Piece Film: Gold?
- A very gory Japanese manga series that feature alien organisms falling from the sky taking over human bodies giving each one power. This power would usually turn the character into a monster of sorts, however our protagonist is an exception and fights these monsters and along the way, he meets allies and enemies alike.
Parasyte or Jagaaaaaan?
- In this anime/manga Sequel Series, The Hero has a son. Said son gets trained by his father's rival, who went from Big Bad to a sworn friend and Honorary Uncle to the son. The enemies the heroes have to face go from aliens who want to rule/destroy the Earth to cyborgs who want to kill the main hero. On an unrelated note, this series has a ton of fillers.
Dragon Ball Z or Boruto?
- A crew of Ragtag Bunch of Misfits wreak havoc on society and are finding treasure while being hunted down by the law. The crew contains: a monkey-looking leader, a skilled swordsman, a sharpshooter, and a teasing
Lupin III or One Piece?
- An eccentric individual travels around in a flying box through time and space, showing companions the wonders of the universe.
The Magic School Bus or Doctor Who?
- In a sci-fi franchise a member of Earth's military named Shep(p)ard is caught up in an epic struggle against an ancient and powerful race that harvests humans.
Stargate Atlantis or Mass Effect?
- A cocky protagonist must save the world from evil by collecting seven magic gems before the villain, while sometimes undergoing a transformation that leaves all his hair golden and standing on end.
Sonic the Hedgehog or Dragon Ball?
- A long running video game franchise where a blue protagonist must stop an evil doctor with a mustache and a bald spot from taking over the world with an army of machines. In the third installment of said franchise a red character is introduced who initially acts as an adversary to the hero but quickly becomes a staunch ally to him. Later a black-coloured character is introduced with the same powers as the hero.
Mega Man (Classic) or Sonic the Hedgehog?
- An Evil Overlord has conquered much of the known world and has banished the king into Another Dimension. A Ragtag Bunch of Misfits set out to stop the evil one and return peace to the land. They are led by a princess, the daughter of the king; a cocky, brash teen and the one who the show is named after; a cowardly, self-styled [The Casanova LadyKiller]] who likes the princess; and a young child who has the ability to fly.
Captain N: The Game Master or Sonic Sat AM?
- I just finished watching an episode of The Simpsons that is generally considered the worst of all time. It's a Vacation Episode that was produced by Mike Scully and written by John Swartzwelder. The problem is, I can't remember if Homer was reluctant to go on the trip or the people who gave him the trip were reluctant to give him the trip.
- Temporal anomalies cause prehistoric creatures to arrive in the modern world. An elite team is sent to solve the problem, which leads to them discovering that said temporal anomalies and the people who cross into them end up causing ecological/temporal disaster. Humans battle the dinosaurs while attempting to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. A mysterious woman repeatedly appears with an ulterior motive and seemingly hostile intent, but may have a connection with one of the protagonists and be the key to the whole strange situation.
Primeval or Dino Crisis 2?
- A protagonist haunted by the past leads a group of soldiers to recover the survivors of an accident on a deserted island. Along the way, they discover that the island is home to super-intelligent, genetically modified apes that prove to be the result of experiments gone awry. The hero must lead the survivors out, with the killer simians hounding their every step.
The Matthew Reilly novel Hell Island, or the film Primal Force staring Ron Perlman?
- Two women, one an older, rich blonde and the other a younger, poor brunette, have a complicated relationship during Christmas.
The Legend of Frenchie King or Carol?
- A naive heroine goes on an adventure in a world of weirdness to find someone. She picks up a few allies along the way, one of which she has to save from being harassed by the locals, and at some point or another travels through a labyrinth. There's also an evil, sexy monarch who has a crush on her.
Barbarella or Labyrinth?
- Two sisters cope with a third family member's grave illness in the country. The stressful situation makes the two sisters fearful and angry at each other, while calm and stability comes in the form of someone big-bodied and lovable.
Cries and Whispers or My Neighbor Totoro?
- A man ambitiously decides to commit murder for power and wealth, and his significant other aids him by planning how to carry it out. He pretends to be a loving protector of the victim, who is threatened by other enemies, and then kills them in their sleep, leaving a bloody mark to direct suspicion away from himself and his partner in crime. The plan starts to go wrong and the pair commit more murders to try (unsuccessfully) to get away with the first one.
Macbeth or Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile?
- Suppose you're a kid attending wizard school, with classes in Potions and Broom Flying, in a medieval castle surrounded by dark forests. It's hard for you, since you weren't raised by a magical family, but you make two best friends pretty quickly, and then spend the rest of the series getting into adventures with themusually of the out-of-bounds kind. Your chief rival, meanwhile, is the stuck-up scion of an old magical family... who, to make things worse, is blatantly the favourite of one of your most-hated professors, the sour-faced potions teacher. At least the kindly old head teacher is on your side.
The Worst Witch or Harry Potter?
- Released in November of 2016, this story, part of an already popular franchise, sees its main character traveling to a foreign land. Powers never seen before in the franchise and alternate dimensions that house mysterious beings factor into the plot and the protagonist receives a sample of this power in the form of an accessory that houses a Mineral MacGuffin. The first antagonist featured is a man disinterested in the status quo due to how he perceives he was wronged by it; he, however, turns out to be a pawn for the real villain of the work, a prominently discussed character with access to these strange dimensions. In the climax of the story, the villain opens this dimension into the real world and assumes a monstrous humanoid form to confront the main character. After a final battle that plays with their series' conventions for such, the main character is given the opportunity to take on a position of great authority with the culture they have become acclimated to; a shorter sequence follows after the credits roll in which previously established characters ask the protagonist for their assistance.
Was this story produced by Nintendo or Marvel?