List of fictional crossovers

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This article comprises a list of fictional crossovers that have occurred between different fictional characters/properties over different media. It does not include unofficial or fanmade crossovers.

Major general crossovers[edit]

Most of these crossovers can be assumed to be in continuity for one or both of the characters or universes involved, although the events of the crossover may not be mentioned afterward by either party. See fictional universe for more closely linked crossovers. Many spinoffs cross over with their parent series or originated as a one-time crossover. This section also does not list brief minor appearances, which are covered in the "gag cameo" section.

Television[edit]

Arrowverse[edit]

  • Barry Allen of The Flash first appeared in a 2 part episode of Arrow, Season 2 Episodes 8 and 9 "The Scientist" and "The Three Ghosts" the latter of which ended with the character getting struck by lightning during the Particle Accelerator Explosion, which would then be picked up in The Flash.
  • Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow also first appear in Season 2 Episode 19 of Arrow "The Man Under the Hood" where they update Barry's condition of being in a coma (first mentioned in Episode 10 "Blast Radius") and mention Iris West for the first time.
  • Season 3 Episode 1 of Arrow "The Calm" features The Arrow answering a phone call from Barry Allen, who he would then meet up with The Flash Pilot and inspire him to become The Flash.
  • Felicity appears in Episode 4 of The Flash "Going Rogue".
  • The first annual crossover of The Flash and Arrow aired in December 2014 in both shows 8th episodes "The Flash vs Arrow" and "The Brave and the Bold" featuring 2 separate storylines with some connectivity.
  • Felicity and Ray Palmer appear on The Flash Episode 18 "All Star Team Up" where Ray gets help with his ATOM suit. Cisco appeared on Arrow Episode 19 "Broken Arrow".
  • Black Canary and Captain Lance appear on The Flash Episode 19 "Who is Harrison Wells?" when Joe and Cisco travel to Starling City to research Harrison Wells.
  • Oliver Queen appears in The Flash Episode 22 "Rogue Air" which leads into Barry Allen appearing in the Season 3 finale of Arrow "My Name Is Oliver Queen".
  • The second Annual Crossover The Flash and Arrow aired in December 2015 in both shows 8th episodes "Legends of Today" and "Legends of Yesterday" in one cohesive storyline where the characters team up to defeat Vandal Savage and setting up the spinoff series DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • Characters introduced in both Arrow and The Flash now have starring roles in the spin-off series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. The characters of Green Arrow and Black Canary, from Arrow, also appear in the pilot episode.
  • Barry Allen of The Flash crosses over from the Arrowverse to Supergirl in "Worlds Finest".[4]
  • John Constantine, the title character of Constantine, is called in by Oliver Queen on Arrow in the episode "Haunted" when things go worse for Sara Lance, who has been resurrected in the Lazarus Pit.
  • Felicity appears in Season 3 Episode 2 of The Flash "Paradox" where it is revealed that Flashpoint has changed Diggle's child from Sara Diggle to John Diggle Jr.
  • The Green Arrow appears in the Season 2 Premiere of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • The Third Annual crossover of The Flash and Arrow aired in December 2016 and features characters from Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. The 4-night crossover starts at the end of Season 2 Episode 8 of "Medusa", and then goes over the 3 part "Invasion!", episodes 8 of The Flash and Arrow, as well as episode 7 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • There will be a 2-part musical episode of The Flash and Supergirl.

Jerry Bruckheimer Productions[edit]

Must See TV[edit]

  • Ursula from Mad About You is revealed to be the twin sister of Phoebe Buffay on Friends. Helen Buchman and Fran Devanow appear on Friends in part one of "The One With Two Parts".
  • Phoebe Buffay of Friends appears on Hope & Gloria.
  • Five characters from Cheers appear on three episodes of Wings.
    • In "The Story of Joe", Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson come to Nantucket on a fishing trip.
    • In "Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes", Frasier and Lilith Crane come to Nantucket for a seminar on self-esteem.
    • In "I Love Brian", Rebecca Howe is taken out of Clint Black's apartment.
  • Many characters from Cheers have appeared on the spin-off series Frasier.
    • Frasier's ex-wife Lilith is a recurring character beginning in "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back".
    • Sam Malone comes to Seattle in "The Show Where Sam Shows Up" to tell Frasier about his fiancee supposedly cheating on him.
    • Diane Chambers comes to Seattle in "The Show Where Diane Comes Back" to stage a play and make amends with Frasier for leaving him at the altar.
    • Woody Boyd comes to Seattle in "The Show Where Woody Shows Up" to catch up on old times with Frasier.
    • Frasier bumps into Cliff, Carla and Norm in "Cheerful Goodbyes" while visiting Boston.
  • An episode of Mad About You named after The Alan Brady Show, the show-within-a-show on The Dick Van Dyke Show, is about Paul Buchman convincing Alan Brady to narrate a documentary about television.
  • Dr. Frasier Crane of Frasier appears on an episode of The John Larroquette Show.
  • Crosby Braverman (Dax Shepard) from Parenthood appears on two episodes of About a Boy, while Will Freeman from About a Boy appears on an episode of Parenthood.

TGIF[edit]

CBS Shameless Monday[edit]

Two to three-part episodes[edit]

Daytime[edit]

Interactions between related shows[edit]

International crossovers[edit]

Finishing story plot lines[edit]

Animation[edit]

Movies[edit]

Comics[edit]

Novels[edit]

Video games[edit]

Other[edit]

Explicitly outside continuity[edit]

These are crossovers that exist outside of their own setting, as an alternate universe or a "what if" scenario. Non-continuity crossovers may still borrow or resolve plots from their respective series, but have no evidence to support their occurrence officially in either setting.

Gag cameo[edit]

A character appears only briefly in another setting, mainly for joke purposes.

Crossover concepts or ideas[edit]

Appearances and/or references of plots, items, materials, and/or objects that appear in another setting. Often used as a non-sequitur or anachronistic gag.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Abrams, Natalie. "Vampire Diaries and The Originals to cross over this season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Mathews, Liam (August 8, 2016). "Get Ready for a New Girl/Brooklyn Nine-Nine Crossover Event". TV Guide. 
  4. ^ Mitovich, Matt (February 3, 2017). "Hawaii Five-0/MacGyver Crossover Set — Welcome to the NCIS-verse, Mac!". TV Line. 
  5. ^ "From "People en Espanol"". peopleenespanol.com. April 17, 2007. 
  6. ^ Blum, Matt (2012-07-14). "First Animated Disney - Marvel Crossover Announced - And It's Phineas and Ferb! | GeekDad". Wired.com. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  7. ^ Truitt, Brian (May 27, 2016). "Sneak peek: Teen Titans meet the Powerpuff Girls for cartoon crossover". USA Today. 
  8. ^ Breznican, Anthony (July 14, 2017). "Wreck-It Ralph sequel will unite the Disney princesses — and Star Wars!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 15, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Marxio Brothers — Sonic Retro". Info.sonicretro.org. 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  10. ^ Paolini, Christopher (September 20, 2008). "Shadows of the Past". Brisingr (1st ed.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 204. ISBN 0375826726. Bending over, Eragon read, Adrift upon the sea of time, the lonely god wanders from shore to distant shore, upholding the laws of the stars above. 
  11. ^ Wong, Derek. "Hidden April Fools' Jokes Revealed in the Wednesday Comedies". abc.go.com. ABC. Retrieved 21 August 2017.