Top 10 Most Overrated Fictional Franchise Knockoffs

The Top Ten

1 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

Yeah - iliekpiez

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

2 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 ...read 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?

3 Call Of Duty (Counter-Strike)
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

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 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (HeartCatch Precure)
7 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

8 Just Dance (Dance Dance Revolution)
9 Star Wars (Star Trek)

These have differences - VideoGamefan5

10 The Last Of Us (The Walking Dead)

Just because they have zombies? LOGIC - Not_A_Weeaboo

The Contenders

11 Despicable Me (Shrek)

I don't find them alike - VideoGamefan5

12 Big Bang Theory (Seinfeld) The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, and also some wasted guest stars from time to time.
13 Jessie (The Nanny)
14 Digimon (Pokemon)
15 Batman (Zorro)

This is just purely false.

16 Mortal Kombat (Street Fighter)
17 Harry Potter (Lord Of The Rings)
18 Overwatch (Team Fortress)
19 Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (Super Smash Bros)
20 Steven Universe (Power Rangers) Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

I don't find them similar at all, if anything ninjago is a ripoff off power rangers - VideoGamefan5

21 Terraria (Minecraft)
22 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.
23 The Lego Ninjago Movie (Power Rangers)
24 The Emoji Movie (Wreck-it Ralph)

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

25 Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Revolutionary Girl Utena and HeartCatch Precure)
26 Danganronpa (Phoenix Wright)
27 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

28 Crash Bandicoot (Mario)

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

29 Rocko's Modern Life (Ren & Stimpy)

They're not similar at all.

30 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.

31 Kingdom Hearts (Final Fantasy)

Doesn't Sepiroth appear in Kingdom Hearts? - 445956

32 HiHi Puffy AmiYumi (UmJammer Lammy)

I don't see the similarities at all.

33 Luigi's Mansion (Ghostbusters)

NO just NO.

34 Cardfight Vanguard (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
35 Rock Band (Guitar Hero)
36 Naruto (Dragon Ball Z)
37 Modern Halo (Classic Halo)

What? These are the same franchise! - RalphBob

38 Jak & Daxter (Ratchet & Clank)

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

39 Castlevania (Metroid)
40 God Of War (Devil May Cry)
41 Uncharted (Tomb Raider)
42 Assassin's Creed (Prince Of Persia)
43 Metroid (Zelda)
44 Dr. Mario (Tetris)
45 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

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

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

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

They're not even remotely similar.

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