Top 10 Fictional Works that Aren't Nearly as Unique from the Rest of Their Genres as They are Hyped Up to Be

The Top Ten

1 SpongeBob SquarePants ("Spiritual Successor to Ren & Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life" Cartoons)

Not nearly as interesting as the former, not NEARLY as good as the latter (in other words, jack of all trades, master of none) - xandermartin98

2 Half-Life 2 (First-Person Shooters)

As is proven when Gordon gets the sub-machine gun - xandermartin98

3 The Ren & Stimpy Show (Gross-Out Cartoons, a Sub-Genre that Its Rocko Successor/Perfector is Still Among the Only Cartoons to Actually Get Right to This Day)

Was decent at times during its first one or two seasons,

but sure as HELL didn't deserve being kept on the top 30 portion of IGN's Top 100 Animated Series while Rocko's Modern Life, a show that pretty much wipes its REAR with Ren & Stimpy in terms of actual writing quality, got completely kicked off of said list altogether - xandermartin98

4 Lord of the Rings (Medieval High-Fantasy Novels, Particularly of the Ridiculously Overlong and Pretentious Variety)

More like Purple-ness Of The Prose if you ask me - xandermartin98

5 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Real-Time Open-World RPGS that are Also Enjoyable-To-Play Versions of the Elder Scrolls)
6 Harry Potter (High-School Drama)
7 Earthbound (Japanese Role-Playing Games)

Plot is still your typical "good VS evil", fights are still won largely by just mashing repeatedly on the standard attack command and spamming your most overpowered magic abilities, the boss progression is pretty much exactly the same, literally every traditional JRPG clich├ę you can think of is actively parodied by it, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera - xandermartin98

8 Rocko's Modern Life (Animated Surrealist Social-Satire Sitcoms, as in What Almost Every Single Cartoon on the Planet Now is Because of It)

Well, unless you count the fact that it's had brain-fetish fanfiction written about it at least TWICE as of my writing this comment - xandermartin98

9 The Incredibles (Superhero Movies)

"Because when everyone's super, NO ONE WILL BE" - Syndrome - xandermartin98

10 Classic Star Wars (Action Movies)

The Contenders

11 Rick & Morty (Adult Cartoon Sitcoms)
12 The Dark Knight (Edgy Action Movies)
13 Chrono Trigger (Japanese Role-Playing Games) Chrono Trigger (Japanese Role-Playing Games) Product Image
14 Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Magical Girl Anime)
15 Cowboy Bebop (Shonen Anime) Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichir┼Ź Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.
16 FullMetal Alchemist (Shonen Anime) Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood more.
17 Black Panther 2018 (Superhero Movies)
18 Wonder Woman 2017 (Superhero Movies)
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