History Discontinuity / WesternAnimation

9th Aug '17 7:34:27 PM Javertshark13
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** A lot of fans prefer to ignore "200" and "201", due to being OvershadowedByControversy from the censorship issue, and the questionable InternalRetcon of Cartman's father (which has no overall effect on the story, is casually dismissed, and is never brought up again). Even the show itself seems to be acting like these episodes never happened.
7th Aug '17 5:23:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Other plot developments spurred by ExecutiveMeddling in the series may also be regarded by other fans as discontinuity from that point on. It's been hinted that this meddling is what forced Lauren to quit.
*** The [[RememberTheNewGuy unexpected introduction]] of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 Princess Cadence and Shining Armor]] during the Season 2 finale rubbed a contingent of fans the wrong way. Especially because Lauren [[WordOfGod had said]] that she intended for there to be only two Alicorn Princesses. Never mind that Lauren herself created Cadence (though admittedly not as an Alicorn[[note]] – Lauren created Cadence as a Unicorn, and the character's [[AllThereInTheManual official backstory]] states that she was originally a Pegasus before getting Ascended[[/note]]).
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure "Magical Mystery Cure"]] is easily the most divisive episode amongst the non-Purist contingent, due to it ''shattering'' StatusQuoIsGod by having Twilight Sparkle ascend to become the fourth Alicorn Princess.
** Unrelated to the Purism arguments, a large portion of the fandom – especially [[TagalongKid Spike]] fans – utterly reject [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E10SpikeAtYourService "Spike At Your Service"]] due to its total disregard for the little guy's established character traits. Spike is shown [[EpicFail failing… miserably…]] at tasks he has done easily before this episode and since it – such things as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury cleaning]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell baking]]. These fans saw his character discarded for the sake of cheap gags; to say they were angry is an understatement.
** The same large portion of the fans pretends [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E10PrincessSpike "Princess Spike"]] never happened for pretty much the exact same plot as "Just For Sidekicks", with the only difference being that Spike was taking blows due to [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished just doing his job]] and a good dose of IdiotPlot as opposed to the LaserGuidedKarma he took in "Just For Sidekicks".
** There are also some fans who like to pretend the series ended with "Magical Mystery Cure", since the episode itself feels like a GrandFinale and doing so means ignoring the even more controversial seasons that came out afterwards.
** ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' got this from a large chunk of the fanbase for turning the young adult ponies into teenage humanoids and placing them in a HighSchoolAU setting. As a result of this, and misinterpreting showrunner Meghan [=McCarthy's=] statement that the movie would not affect the continuity of Season 4, these fans were unhappy when movie-original character Flash Sentry, part of what's seen as a RomanticPlotTumor by many, cameoed (in pony form) in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd "Three's A Crowd"]], doing his job as Cadence's bodyguard. Although they were temporarily quelled by staff insisting his inclusion was an animator's decision rather than Meghan's, a second Flash cameo (in a speaking role this time) during [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] caused these fans to [[BerserkButton absolutely flip their shit]].



** Unrelated to the Purism arguments, a large portion of the fandom – especially [[TagalongKid Spike]] fans – utterly reject [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E10SpikeAtYourService "Spike At Your Service"]] due to its total disregard for the little guy's established character traits. Spike is shown [[EpicFail failing… miserably…]] at tasks he has done easily before this episode and since it – such things as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury cleaning]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell baking]]. These fans saw his character discarded for the sake of cheap gags; to say they were angry is an understatement. The same large portion of the fans pretends [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E10PrincessSpike "Princess Spike"]] never happened for pretty much the exact same plot as "Just For Sidekicks", with the only difference being that Spike was taking blows due to [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished just doing his job]] and a good dose of IdiotPlot as opposed to the LaserGuidedKarma he took in "Just For Sidekicks".
** There are also some fans who like to pretend the series ended with "Magical Mystery Cure", since the episode itself feels like a GrandFinale and doing so means ignoring the even more controversial seasons that came out afterwards.
** ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' got this from a large chunk of the fanbase for turning the young adult ponies into teenage humanoids and placing them in a HighSchoolAU setting. As a result of this, and misinterpreting showrunner Meghan [=McCarthy's=] statement that the movie would not affect the continuity of Season 4, these fans were unhappy when movie-original character Flash Sentry, part of what's seen as a RomanticPlotTumor by many, cameoed (in pony form) in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd "Three's A Crowd"]], doing his job as Cadence's bodyguard. Although they were temporarily quelled by staff insisting his inclusion was an animator's decision rather than Meghan's, a second Flash cameo (in a speaking role this time) during [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] caused these fans to [[BerserkButton absolutely flip their shit]].



** The episode "Daring Don't", which reveals that [[spoiler:adventurer Daring-Do is a real pony and her books are autobiographical]], caused a huge amount of FridgeLogic. Some would rather forget that episode and swear that [[spoiler:Daring-Do is still a fictional character.]]
** Due to the tendency for G4 MLP merchandise to significantly deviate from the show, fanon discontinuity may also occur between fans of the show and fans of TheMerch. This commonly occurs with toys in particular. On one hand, fans of the show often disregard details and backstories of the toys as they are thought to be written by third parties who seemingly have spotty knowledge of the show, while fans of the toys view the toy line's attempts to be more show accurate as moves to pander to more casual adult fans of the show, among other reasons.


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** Due to the tendency for G4 MLP merchandise to significantly deviate from the show, fanon discontinuity may also occur between fans of the show and fans of TheMerch. This commonly occurs with toys in particular. On one hand, fans of the show often disregard details and backstories of the toys as they are thought to be written by third parties who seemingly have spotty knowledge of the show, while fans of the toys view the toy line's attempts to be more show accurate as moves to pander to more casual adult fans of the show, among other reasons.
31st Jul '17 12:31:49 PM N8han11
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** A majority of fans wish that the {{Two-Part Episode}}s "You're Getting Old" and "Ass Burgers" NEVER happened.[[note]] The irony is that the latter was itself a CanonDiscontinuity[=/=]{{Retcon}} of the former.[[/note]]

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** A majority of fans wish that the {{Two-Part {{Two Part Episode}}s "You're Getting Old" and "Ass Burgers" NEVER happened.[[note]] The irony is that the latter was itself a CanonDiscontinuity[=/=]{{Retcon}} of the former.[[/note]]
31st Jul '17 12:24:36 PM N8han11
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** "Gorgeous Grampa" included an offensive caricature of transgender people, Marge hoping grampa is gay so she can look more progressive, a StorageWars parody, and a major SeriesContinuityError by presenting Mr. Burns as a fan of Abraham. It was established in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish" that the two were mortal enemies since WWII.

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** "Gorgeous Grampa" included an offensive caricature of transgender people, Marge hoping grampa Grampa is gay so she can look more progressive, a StorageWars parody, and a major SeriesContinuityError by presenting Mr. Burns as a fan of Abraham. It was established in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish" that the two were mortal enemies since WWII.



** To a lesser extent, "I'm With Stupid", "The Great Snail Race" and "Party Pooper Pants" are considered the worst episodes in the pre-Movie era. The first involves Patrick berating [=SpongeBob=] - who initially pretended to act this way to make Patrick seem smarter to his parents - and ultimately [[KarmaHoudini getting away with it]]. The second has [=SpongeBob=] training Gary to the point of exhaustion just so he could win a race. The third is disliked mostly because the Patchy segments are considered {{Filler}} to an episode that otherwise could have been a typical 11 minutes.

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** To a lesser extent, "I'm With Stupid", "The Great Snail Race" and "Party Pooper Pants" are considered the worst episodes in the pre-Movie era. The first involves Patrick berating [=SpongeBob=] - who initially pretended to act this way to make Patrick seem smarter to his parents - and ultimately [[KarmaHoudini getting away with it]]. The second has [=SpongeBob=] training Gary to the point of exhaustion just so he could win a race. The third is disliked mostly because for having [=SpongeBob=] [[TookALevelInJerkass take a level in Jerkass]], and the Patchy segments are considered {{Filler}} to an episode that otherwise could have been a typical 11 minutes.
29th Jul '17 7:23:22 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** Several ''TheSecretSaturdays'' fans would consider the crossover episode "TGIS" as non-canon.

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** Several ''TheSecretSaturdays'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' fans would consider the crossover episode "TGIS" as non-canon.
21st Jul '17 4:57:54 AM KagSwirby
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** Other fans act as if "Roadsite Attraction" didn't exist, largely due to the fact that the episode was awkwardly tacked onto the final five episodes, it did not move the main plot forward nor made mention of very important aspects of the main plot, its mean-spirited nature towards Dipper, [[spoiler:Ford wasn't in the episode at all]], and the episode had what is often regarded as the most BrokenAesop in the series.

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** Other fans act as if "Roadsite "Roadside Attraction" didn't exist, largely due to the fact that the episode was awkwardly tacked onto the final five episodes, it did not move the main plot forward nor made mention of very important aspects of the main plot, its mean-spirited nature towards Dipper, [[spoiler:Ford wasn't in the episode at all]], and the episode had what is often regarded as the most BrokenAesop in the series.
4th Jul '17 1:35:38 AM Loekman3
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** Other fans act as if "Roadsite Attraction" didn't exist, largely due to the fact that the episode was awkwardly tacked onto the final five episodes, it did not move the main plot forward nor made mention of very important aspects of the main plot, [[spoiler:Ford wasn't in the episode at all]], and the episode had what is often regarded as the most BrokenAesop in the series.

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** Other fans act as if "Roadsite Attraction" didn't exist, largely due to the fact that the episode was awkwardly tacked onto the final five episodes, it did not move the main plot forward nor made mention of very important aspects of the main plot, its mean-spirited nature towards Dipper, [[spoiler:Ford wasn't in the episode at all]], and the episode had what is often regarded as the most BrokenAesop in the series.
26th Jun '17 7:31:23 AM Fwahm
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*** Even fans of the movies disregard any [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] that happen in the films that might imply that the movies are canon. The reason being that [[FridgeLogic they raise too many questions.]]
** Most bronies pretend "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well" never happened [[CluelessAesop due to how badly it handled it's lesson on humility]] and how [[JerkassBall every character in that episode were uncharacteristically complete jerks]].

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*** Even fans of the movies disregard any [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] that happen in the films that might imply that the movies are canon. The reason being that [[FridgeLogic they raise too many questions.]]
** Most Some bronies pretend "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well" never happened [[CluelessAesop due to how badly it handled it's lesson on humility]] and how [[JerkassBall every character in that episode were uncharacteristically complete jerks]].
20th Jun '17 5:47:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** There are also some fans who like to pretend the series ended with Magical Mystery Cure, since the episode itself feels like a {{Grand Finale}} and doing so means ignoring the even more controversial seasons that came out afterwards.

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** There are also some fans who like to pretend the series ended with Magical "Magical Mystery Cure, Cure", since the episode itself feels like a {{Grand Finale}} GrandFinale and doing so means ignoring the even more controversial seasons that came out afterwards.
17th Jun '17 12:17:25 AM marston
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**There are also some fans who like to pretend the series ended with Magical Mystery Cure, since the episode itself feels like a {{Grand Finale}} and doing so means ignoring the even more controversial seasons that came out afterwards.
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