- Torch the Franchise and Run: A downplayed example. Chris Claremont had Stryker abandon his dogmatic ways in the book's sequel in the hopes other writers would not be able to mishandle the character. Marvel eventually starting using him as a villain again anyway, much to Claremont's chagrin.
- What Could Have Been: Neal Adams did about ten pages worth of pencil art based on an earlier version of the script, then was replaced for reasons. In those pages, Magneto is killed in place of the two children as the story was originally to be an out-of-continuity one.
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