Top 10 Franchises with the Most Confusing Sequel Titles

Inspired by the Angry Video Game Nerd's "Chronologically Confused by Sequel Titles" episode

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars Battlefront

There's now 2 Star Wars Battlefronts and 2 Star Wars Battlefront 2s. - PerfectImpulseX

2 Final Destination
3 Mega Man Mega Man Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
4 Gundam Gundam
5 Fast and Furious
6 Die Hard
7 The Legend of Zelda

I see. The Legend of Zelda does have a lot of games in the franchise. - ShigeruMiyamoto

8 Doom
9 Microsoft Windows

Windows 1.0
Windows 2.0
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Windows NT 3.1
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 3.51
Windows 95
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
And yes, I know they skipped Windows 9 because some programs would confuse it for Windows 95 and 98 but it still doesn't make any sense (unless you somehow count Windows 8.1 as Windows 9).

- PerfectImpulseX

10 King of Fighters King of Fighters

The King of Fighters '94
The King of Fighters '95
The King of Fighters '96
The King of Fighters '97
The King of Fighters '98
The King of Fighters '99
The King of Fighters 2000
The King of Fighters 2001
The King of Fighters 2002
The King of Fighters 2003
The King of Fighters Neowave
The King of Fighters XI
The King of Fighters XII
The King of Fighters XIII
The King of Fighters XIV
And that's not including the various remakes/re-releases, ports, spin-offs, mobile games, and manga! - PerfectImpulseX

The Newcomers

? Senki Zesshou Symphogear Senki Zesshou Symphogear

Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Senki Zesshou Symphogear G
Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ
and there's going to be a 5th season coming next year - PerfectImpulseX

The Contenders

11 Rocky

Firts there was Rocky followed by Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V then they name the sixth installment Rocky Balboa instead of calling it Rocky VI what the hell why do they feel the need to use Rocky's full name for the sixth movie then we have Creed being followed by Creed II. - egnomac

12 Kingdom Hearts

This awful series is confusing as heck.

This series makes Metal Gear look like Kirby. - PerfectImpulseX

A great, but overly complicated series...

This game has way too many spin off titles and not enough actual sequels, we got Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, KH Coded, KH Mobile, KH 358/2 Days, KH Birth By Sleep, KH 3D: Dream Drop Distance, KH HD 1.5 Remix, KH X, KH HD 2.5 Remix, KH HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue why do we need so many spinoffs and remakes just release Kingdom Hearts III already were tired of waiting a decade for the third sequel to come out. - egnomac

13 Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy II is actually Final Fantasy IV Final Fantasy III is actually Final Fantasy VI
Not to mention Final Fantasy XIII and it's unnecessary sequels. - cjWriter1997

14 Wolfenstein
15 Dancouga Dancouga

Dancouga - Super Beast Machine God (TV Series) (AKA. God Bless the Machine - Dancouga)
Dancouga: Requiem For Victims (OVA)
God Bless Dancouga (OVA)
Dancouga: Blazing Epilogue (OVA)
Dancouga BURN (Manga)
Dancouga Nova (TV Series) (which in turn is the spiritual successor to Gravion/Gravion Zwei) - PerfectImpulseX

16 Halloween

This isn't just confusing in terms of titles, but also in terms of chronology.

Halloween has three different timelines, all starting with the Halloween from 1978.

Full list (In terms of chronology):

Timeline 1

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween IV

Halloween V

Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers

Timeline 2

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later

Halloween: Resurrection

Timeline 3

Halloween (1978)

Halloween (2018, it's not sure if they're going to change the title).


Halloween III (In name only, doesn't have anything to do with ANY of the the timelines).

Halloween (2007 remake).

Halloween II (2009, has nothing to do with the H2 from 1981).

And now, the Halloween franchise in order of release (remake counted):

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween ...more

17 Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo
18 The Brave Saga/Series The Brave Saga/Series

Brave Fighter Exkaiser
Brave of the Sun Fighbird
The Brave Fighter of Legend Da-Garn
Brave Express Might Gaine
Brave Police J-Decker
The Brave of Gold Goldran
Brave Command Dagwon
King of Braves GaoGaiGar
Brave Command Dagwon: The Boy with the Crystal Eyes (OVA)
Betterman (which takes place in the same universe as GaoGaiGar and GaoGaiGar FINAL)
King of Braves GaoGaiGar FINAL (OVA)
King of Braves GaoGaiGar FINAL: Grand Glorious Gathering (T.V. version of the GaoGaiGar FINAL OVAs)
and I think there's a prequel novel and a sequel novel to GaoGaiGar FINAL but I can't remember their names. - PerfectImpulseX

19 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

What the gack, Seven Arcs? - PerfectImpulseX

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (first season of the main series)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's (second season of the main series)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS (third season of the main series)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 1st (Movie that's a retelling of the first season)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's (Movie that's a retelling of the second season A's)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid (sequel/continuation/spin-off of sorts of the main series)
ViVid Strike! (spin-off of ViVid)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection (Movie that takes place after A's if I'm correct)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation (Movie that takes place after Reflection)
and that's not even counting the Triangle Heart series (the eroge games/anime where Nanoha made her first appearance), the video games, the "Sound Stage" CD sound dramas, and the mangas of course. - PerfectImpulseX

20 Gal*Gun

Gal*Gun 2 is technically the 4th game in the series. - PerfectImpulseX

21 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.
22 Hyperdimension Neptunia
23 Street Fighter
24 Barbie
25 Precure series Precure series

Futari wa Pretty Cure
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart
Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star
Yes! Pretty Cure 5
Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!
Fresh Pretty Cure
HeartCatch Precure
Suite Precure
Smile Precure (AKA. Glitter Force)
DokiDoki Precure (AKA. Glitter Force Doki Doki)
HappinessCharge Precure
Go! Princess Precure
Mahou Tsukai Precure
KiraKira☆Precure A La Mode
Huggtto Precure - PerfectImpulseX

26 An American Tail
27 PaRappa the Rapper

First there was Um Jammer Lammy, which sounds like it came from an entirely different PLANET altogether, then there was Parappa 2, which was technically the second game in the series to star Parappa as its main character but was also technically the THIRD game in the collective franchise chronologically - xandermartin98

28 The Swan Princess

The titles become confusing when they switch to CGI. - PerfectImpulseX

29 Jack Ryan
30 Halloween (1978)
31 Love Live Love Live
32 Mortal Kombat
33 Saw
34 Resident Evil
35 First Blood
36 Alien
37 Super Robot Wars/Taisen
38 Danganronpa Danganronpa Danganronpa: The Animation is a 2013 anime television series based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
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2. Final Fantasy
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