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BlueTeamRuless t1_j9pyqpi wrote

It’s absolutely an adaption. It’s based on the world of LoL, using characters designs ideas. The only question is how “faithful” or how much they’re adapting the story itself. Overall there’s plenty of things they’ve changed from TLOU the game towards the show (how the virus spreads being the most obvious) but it still has a lot of similar or 1:1 scenes.

You could argue “it’s not a good adaption” because of how much it changes, but it’s definitely one. What else would it be when it’s using the same IP?


mailboxfacehugs t1_j9pzb0q wrote

It’s not an adaptation, unless League of Legends has a story to adapt. Does it? I’ve never played it.

If not, it’s just a story that takes place in a previously established world.


BlueTeamRuless t1_j9pzks6 wrote

So, you’re adapting that world to a new medium.

Adapt - make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.


SeasonGullible616 t1_j9q0sj8 wrote

Thats not the definition for film though.

"A film adaptation is the transfer of a work or story, in whole or in part, to a feature film."

There is no story from LoL that it takes and expands upon so technically it's not, but it's beside the point. The show is excellent regardless.


BlueTeamRuless t1_j9q1ihm wrote

I guess it comes down to what you’d say a story is. There’s blurbs in the games about character backstories, and I know it’s a popular theory (or even confirmed I’m not really sure) about >!Vander becoming Warwick!< just based on what happened to them in the season.

There’s lore, and that’s getting adapted for tv. Again I think it’s more just a discussion of “how good an adaption is it” than if it is or not.

But yeah I really like it


mailboxfacehugs t1_j9q1b5x wrote

I would call it writing an original story in a previously existing world.

Like Fantastic Beasts. Or the Cloverfield sequels.


BlueTeamRuless t1_j9qyf86 wrote

Okay but even then, those are movies. Cloverfield is a movie, and there are sequels.

Fantastic Beasts is a spin off from the Harry Potter movies, which are adaptions of the Harry Potter book franchise.

The game and tv show exist in two different mediums.

The EU of Star Wars, is an adaption of the films to a book.


mailboxfacehugs t1_j9r3lp0 wrote

My point is that Arcane is an original story. It’s not an adaptation because it’s not based on an existing story.

It takes place in an existing world but that’s just the setting. The story is what matters.

And thanks for bringing up the Star Wars EU. That’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about.They ARE NOT an adaptation of Star Wars. They are stories that take place in the Star Wars universe.

What is an adaptation of Star Wars? The novelization of the movie Star Wars.

Rings of Power isn’t an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. That would be the movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings.


BlueTeamRuless t1_j9r88me wrote

Okay I think I’m starting to see what you’re talking about, but in my mind I would still say it’s an adaption of league on the whole. Thanks for the discussion!