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Adaptation Decay

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The gradual distortion or even disintegration of a world and its characters during its odyssey from original source material to movie to TV movie then to television series then to video game and finally to licensed derivative work. The dramatic equivalent of photocopying a photocopy of a photocopy. The adaptation does not need to be subjectively worse than the original. It only needs to be different.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Every step away from the original property involves new input from multiple directions which dilutes and changes the flavor and behavior of the story. Adaptation Decay can sometimes be minimized, and each generation of the process will remain reasonably faithful to the original. On the other hand, a strong example of the trope would result in an In Name Only adaptation, for better or worse.
Anime frequently features some degree of Adaptation Decay, since many series are based on either manga or video games, which are subject to less censorship than TV shows. More egregious examples include dropping or adding characters. Additionally, when an anime series is brought to the United States, it may suffer further decay if it is being translated with an eye toward broadcast markets — dialogue may be arbitrarily changed or censored, and entire plotlines may be removed.
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Derivative Works
 Excel Saga / int_896459e2
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 Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 FullMetalAlchemist
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Adaptation Decay
 Galaxy Angel / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Shirobako / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Transformers vs. G.I. Joe (Comic Book) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Bring Me All Your Elderly / Fan Fic
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 Fellowship / Fan Fic / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Make Your Move / Fan Fic / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Smexy Phantom / Fan Fic / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Bring Me All Your Elderly! (Fanfic) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Digimon Adventure A Slightly Darker Retelling (Fanfic)
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 RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse (Fanfic) / int_896459e2
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 Adaptation. / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Death Note: The Last Name / int_896459e2
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 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 TheOtherSideOfHeaven
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 The Witches of Oz / int_896459e2
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 Throw Momma from the Train / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Z for Zachariah / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Uno: The Movie (Lets Play) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Oreimo / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Blood Meridian / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Callahan's Crosstime Saloon / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Ciaphas Cain / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Hercule Poirot / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Mrs. McGinty's Dead / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Nursery Crime / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Book of Mormon / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Princess Diaries / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 BeautyandtheBeast
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Adaptation Decay
 BrentSmalleysVideogameWorld
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 DisneyFication
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 DrFurball
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 EvangelineLilly
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 HappyFork
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 Hellgirl
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Adaptation Decay
 IndexDecay
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 Ishindri
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Adaptation Decay
 JerkAssWoobie
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Adaptation Decay
 LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor
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 Manfred
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 NasuVerse
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 Paireon
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 PhantomofInferno
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 Ptitleg61am70o3b3w
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 Ptitlepaqbnqdq
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 RichardBrautigan
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 S-Cry-Ed
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 TheStarlost
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 Viper
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 YouHaveBeenWarned
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 Billy Bat (Manga) / int_896459e2
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 Franken Fran (Manga) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Ojojojo (Manga) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Avatar Adventures (Roleplay) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Alice (2009) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 As Time Goes By / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Californication / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Community / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Ellery Queen / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Jack of All Trades / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Party Down / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Penny Dreadful / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Poirot / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Search Party / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Sharpe / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Sherlock Holmes / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Affair / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Sketch Show / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 31 Minutos / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Watchmen / Sugar Wiki / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Heavy Gear (Tabletop Game) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Galaxy Angel (Video Game) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Video Game) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Video Game) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 WWE Video Games (Video Game) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Code_18 (Visual Novel) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Ask Lovecraft (Web Video) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 E;R (Web Video) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Joueur du Grenier (Web Video) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Strawberry Dragon Project (Web Video) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 TV Trash (Web Video) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Book Was Better (Web Video) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Vaguely Recalling JoJo (Web Video)
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 Powerup Comics (Webcomic) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Trenches (Webcomic) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Folding Ideas / Webvideo / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Cartoon Physicist / Webvideo / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Golden Book Video / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Pepper Ann / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 The Looney Tunes Show / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Who Killed Who? / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Soulless Shell / Fan Fic / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Thursday Next / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay
 Hark! A Vagrant (Webcomic) / int_896459e2
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Adaptation Decay