17 'Original' Products That Are Actually Total Ripoffs

Sit back and let us explain to you why that completely original thing completely isn’t.
17 'Original' Products That Are Actually Total Ripoffs

There is nothing new under the sun. For many, there is no original take. Everything has, was, and will be derived from something that came before it. That's how influence works. Yet sometimes things go beyond “influenced” or “based on” or “inspired by” and go straight to “completely ripping off.”

So many different products have been subjected to being ripped off by something else, with that something else getting the popularity, acclaim, and money that they should rightfully have. Board games, video games, anime, and even catchphrases have been pilfered, intentionally or not, by other products to their benefit. There are even cartoon characters with dolls, t-shirts, and other merchandise that are just lifting the personalities of actual people.

There may be nothing new under the sun, but we should let the results of the copyright lawsuit decide. Here are some so called “original” products and intellectual properties that are actually ripoffs. 

17 'Original' Products That Are Actually Total Ripoffs
Disney's Frozen trailer ripped off The Snowman. The similarities between the two nose-losing snowmen forced Disney to settle a lawsuit with the short
George Lucas based Princess Leia's iconic hairdo on Mexican revolutionary female fighters' hairstyle... ...or more specifically, on Clara De La Rocha,
The design of Marvel's Deadpool is a ripoff of the DC Comics character. Deathstroke. The artist who co-created Deadpool, Rob Liefeld, is a lifelong fa
17 'Original' Products That Are Actually Total Ripoffs
Angry Birds became popular during its 2009 debut because of its unique gameplay mechanic, where you launch ammunition to take down the enemy's fortres
Energizer ripped off its rival Duracell. The pink bunny in Duracell commercials was becoming popular Energ SO Energizer decided to introduce their own
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Think that the eccentric genius detective Sherlock Holmes is unique? His creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, actually ripped-off Edgar Allan Poe. Sherlock Ho
Roger CRACKEDCO the alien AMEe on DADY ADL is a thinly veiled rip-off of bawdy 1970s comedian and Hollywood Squares mainstay Paul Lynde.
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For Star Wars, George Lucas took a lot from the John Carter franchise. MARS OF ALISSUE! ORIGINOF HTHORIS! When Lucas couldn't get the rights to Flash
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The T-800's inhuman presence and mannerisms came straight from 1976's Westworld. Schwarzenegger thought Yul Brynner's acting as the Gunslinger in that
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