Sometimes, it seems as though there are few original idea left in entertainment. When every new property just seems like a remixed, reworked, rehashed version of something else, it can be helpful to remember that artists have borrowed ideas from others since time immemorial—it’s a healthy part of the creative process.
Having said that, there’s a line between borrowing and outright larceny. Pablo Picasso said (unless someone else said it first) that good artists copy and great artists steal. If that is true, then these are the stories of the greatest artists in history.