Top 10 Most Overrated Fictional Franchise Knockoffs


The Top Ten

1 Family Guy (The Simpsons) Family Guy (The Simpsons) Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie more.

Well, this show is'nt a rip-off of The Simpsons though. The show was inspired by any sitcom animation. Sitcom animation has the same formula as The Simpsons. And The Simpsons did'nt owned the sitcom animation, this genre was owned by The Flintstones. Every sitcom cartoon has the same formula. But I don't think Family Guy and The Simpsons are rip-offs but they are similiar but have difference to make it original. Do you think The Simpsons have a talking dog and a talking baby? Does Homer and Ned are friends unlike Griffin and Quagmire are friends?

2 Call Of Duty (Counter-Strike)
3 Sonic The Hedgehog (Mario)

Honestly, franchises having some similar stuff from another don't make them knockoffs!, the animated video brinquedo ripoffs, now those are knockoffs - VideoGamefan5

Sonic was made to rival Mario but he isn't a ripoff by any means.

Sonic isn't a Mario knockoff! - VideoGamefan5

It's a borderline knockoff. Copying the basic structure but changing up some mechanics. - Not_A_Weeaboo

What? , - VideoGamefan5

4 Spongebob Squarepants (Rocko's Modern Life)

You do realize that the people who work on SpongeBob SquarePants are also some of the people that worked on Rocko's Modern Life? Stephen Hillenburg was the creative director of Rocko's Modern Life while Tom Kenny voiced Heffer Wolfe. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Not true. - Rambles

Half of the people that worked on SpongeBob worked on Rocko's Modern Life. They aren't similar at all and have enough differences to seperate them.

How? - VideoGamefan5

5 Undertale (Earthbound)
6 Rick & Morty (Futurama)

Do some research. Both being sci-fi does not make Rick and Morty a rip off, and Rick and Morty is the best adult cartoon ever. - 445956

7 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (HeartCatch Precure)
8 Star Wars (Star Trek)

These have differences - VideoGamefan5

9 Just Dance (Dance Dance Revolution)
10 The Last Of Us (The Walking Dead)

Just because they have zombies? LOGIC - Not_A_Weeaboo

The Contenders

11 Jessie (The Nanny)
12 Digimon (Pokemon)
13 Batman (Zorro)

This is just purely false.

14 Mortal Kombat (Street Fighter)
15 Harry Potter (Lord Of The Rings)

These are nothing alike. - Rambles

16 Overwatch (Team Fortress)
17 Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (Super Smash Bros)
18 Despicable Me (Shrek)

I don't find them alike - VideoGamefan5

19 Johnny Test (Dexter's Laboratory) Johnny Test (Dexter's Laboratory) Johnny Test is an American-Canadian animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, for the first season, and Cookie Jar, for the remainder of the series.
20 The Emoji Movie (Wreck-it Ralph)

It is Annoying Trends + Wreck-It Ralph + Inside Out = The Emoji Movie - 445956

21 Danganronpa (Phoenix Wright)
22 Futurama (The Simpsons)

Besides being by the same creators, these shows aren't very similar. - RalphBob

The creator of the Simpsons made this show! - Drawbox

23 Crash Bandicoot (Mario)

Nothing alike. Whoever made this list obviously didn't do any research.

24 Rocko's Modern Life (Ren & Stimpy)

They're not similar at all.

25 Kingdom Hearts (Final Fantasy)

Doesn't Sepiroth appear in Kingdom Hearts? - 445956

26 Big Bang Theory (Seinfeld)
27 HiHi Puffy AmiYumi (UmJammer Lammy)

I don't see the similarities at all.

28 Luigi's Mansion (Ghostbusters)

They're completely different. - SomePersonYouHate

NO just NO.

29 The Lego Ninjago Movie (Power Rangers)
30 Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Revolutionary Girl Utena) Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Revolutionary Girl Utena) Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.
31 Cardfight Vanguard (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
32 Rock Band (Guitar Hero)
33 Naruto (Dragon Ball Z)
34 Modern Halo (Classic Halo)

What? These are the same franchise! - RalphBob

35 Jak & Daxter (Ratchet & Clank)

Actually, Jak and Daxter came before Ratchet and Clank. Although I still like both games/franchises.

36 Castlevania (Metroid)
37 God Of War (Devil May Cry)
38 Uncharted (Tomb Raider)
39 Assassin's Creed (Prince Of Persia)
40 Yu-Gi-Oh (Pokemon)

Hold up... you're calling Yu-Gi-Oh a Pokemon ripoff? They aren't similar at all. Digimon is more accurate to be called a Pokemon rip off. NOT Yu-Gi-Oh.

41 Metroid (Zelda)
42 Dr. Mario (Tetris)
43 Terraria (Minecraft)
44 Super Mario Maker (Little Big Planet)

Super Mario maker is just one game with one port, and it's different from little big planet - VideoGamefan5

45 Bakugan (Yu-Gi-Oh)
46 Halo (Doom)

They have enough differences for neither to be considered a ripoff.

47 Animaniacs (Looney Toons)
48 Tiny Toons (Looney Toons)
49 Scott Pilgrim (UmJammer Lammy)

They're not even remotely similar.

50 Cave Story (Metroid)
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Top Remixes

1. Sonic The Hedgehog (Mario)
2. Spongebob Squarepants (Rocko's Modern Life)
3. Call Of Duty (Counter-Strike)
1. Family Guy (The Simpsons)
2. Call Of Duty (Counter-Strike)
3. Digimon (Pokemon)
1. Star Wars (Star Trek)
2. Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (HeartCatch Precure)
3. Just Dance (Dance Dance Revolution)


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