History Fanon / VideoGames

12th Feb '17 8:57:28 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* Fans of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' universally cite a four-thousand year gap between them. No definitive answer on the time gap between them has been given by the developers. Fans took the year given in ''Phantasia''[='s=] InUniverse calendar and assumed that year one started with the event's of ''Symphonia''[='s=] ending.

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* Fans of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' universally cite a four-thousand year gap between them. No definitive answer on the time gap between them has been given by the developers. Fans took the year given in ''Phantasia''[='s=] InUniverse calendar and assumed that year one started with the event's of ''Symphonia''[='s=] ending.ending acted as YearZero for a new calendar.
1st Feb '17 8:19:48 PM Pichu-kun
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** Ashley from ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' is usually interpreted as being eight due to the fact she [[ArtisticAge looks and sounds]] like a little kid, rather than a teenager like she actually is. UrbanLegendOfZelda is that she's eight in Japan but sixteen internationally however that's not true. Her age is [[VagueAge never referenced]] in Japan.



* ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' has quite a dedicated fanon community, which is mainly centered at the [[Wiki/{{ClubPenguinFanon}} Club Penguin Fanon Wiki]] ([[http://fanon.clubpenguinwiki.info/ link.]])

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* ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'':
** ''Club Penguin''
has quite a dedicated fanon community, which is mainly centered at the [[Wiki/{{ClubPenguinFanon}} Club Penguin Fanon Wiki]] ([[http://fanon.clubpenguinwiki.info/ link.]])



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s Pyro, [[AmbiguousGender whose gender is canonically unknown]], is widely presumed to be female.
** And that the Pyro is still UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln using the third Life-Extender Machine hinted on the last page of Loose Canon (where the name was never shown).
*** This has been {{Jossed}} by the Mann vs. Machine update, showing the third machine (Gray).

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
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Pyro, [[AmbiguousGender whose gender is canonically unknown]], is widely presumed to be female.
** And that the Pyro is still UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln using the third Life-Extender Machine hinted on the last page of Loose Canon (where the name was never shown).
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shown). This has been {{Jossed}} by the Mann vs. Machine update, showing the third machine (Gray).



** Humanized interpretations of Glados usually have her with a SciFiBob.

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** Humanized interpretations of Glados usually have her with a SciFiBob.SciFiBobHaircut.



* Ninten from ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' and Ness from ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' look [[{{Expy}} near-identical]] to each other. To differentiate the characters, most fan artists use Ninten's design from the live-action [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQUN7QAnMp0 commercial]] and give him a handkerchief around his neck.

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* Ninten from ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' and Ness from ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' look [[{{Expy}} near-identical]] to each other. To differentiate the characters, most fan artists use Ninten's design from ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' is [[{{expy}} near-identical]] to Ness from ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'', however Ness is far more popular due to SequelDisplacement. This has caused fans to almost always draw Ninten's design differently than it canonically is. This usually involves giving him the live-action handkerchief that he wore in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQUN7QAnMp0 live-action commercial]] and give him a handkerchief around for the game but can also involve editing the stripes on his neck.shirt.



* {{Franchise/Ultima}}: Ever since the reveal in Ultima VII that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in Ultima I were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].
* Ninten's design from ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' is identical to Ness from ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}''. Ness however is far more popular due to SequelDisplacement. This has caused fans to almost always draw Ninten's design differently than it canonically is. This usually involves giving him the handkerchief that he wore in the live-action commercial for the game but can also involve editing the stripes on his shirt.

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* {{Franchise/Ultima}}: Ever since the reveal in Ultima VII that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in Ultima I were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].
* Ninten's design from ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' is identical to Ness from ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}''. Ness however is far more popular due to SequelDisplacement. This has caused fans to almost always draw Ninten's design differently than it canonically is. This usually involves giving him the handkerchief that he wore in the live-action commercial for the game but can also involve editing the stripes on his shirt.
Dralthi]].
1st Feb '17 8:08:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', due to the general vagueness of a lot of the inner mechanics of the universe, a couple theories have become embraced by the fandom.

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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', due to the general vagueness of a lot of the inner mechanics of the universe, a couple theories have become embraced by the fandom. fandom:



* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' in general has a lot of fanon, most of it left over from the pre-''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 RE4]]'' years when Capcom seemed allergic to explaining anything. They would make a game specifically to answer a question, which would then confuse several other issues further.

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' in general has a lot of fanon, most of it left over from the pre-''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 RE4]]'' years when Capcom seemed allergic to explaining anything. They would make a game specifically to answer a question, which would then confuse several other issues further.further:



** Fanart of the Hero of Time as an adult post-''Majoras Mask'' have a high tendency to give him a ponytail, even prior to ''Breath of the Wild''. He is also usually depicted a Hylian soldier or a bodyguard/knight to Zelda. Though he is the Link most prone to ShipToShipCombat, canonically fans usually pin him ending up with either Malon (''Twilight Princess'''s Link is implied to be a descendant of him, lives in a rural village, isn't royalty, and knows Epona's Song automatically) or Zelda (is an ImpliedLoveInterest and their relationship has been described as a love story in some official sources).



* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', female Shepard is far more commonly presented as the canonical version of Shepard, despite male Shepard being used in all of the promotional materials and statistics revealing 80% of players choose to play as him.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', female ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** Female
Shepard is far more commonly presented as the canonical version of Shepard, despite male Shepard being used in all of the promotional materials and statistics revealing 80% of players choose to play as him.



* {{Franchise/Ultima}}: Ever since the reveal in Ultima VII that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in Ultima I were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].

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* {{Franchise/Ultima}}: Ever since the reveal in Ultima VII that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in Ultima I were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].Dralthi]].
* Ninten's design from ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' is identical to Ness from ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}''. Ness however is far more popular due to SequelDisplacement. This has caused fans to almost always draw Ninten's design differently than it canonically is. This usually involves giving him the handkerchief that he wore in the live-action commercial for the game but can also involve editing the stripes on his shirt.
31st Jan '17 3:52:33 AM Az
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** It's generally considered that the Hero of Time eventually married Malon. Even shippers who prefer him with others usually believe this interpretation canonically. There are signs to this in ''Twilight Princess'', as Link (who is presumably a grandson or otherwise descendant of OOT!Link) knows Epona's Song already and is a farmer.
19th Jan '17 9:48:05 AM X2X
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** Rosalina is sometimes depicted as related to Peach but what the relationship is depends on the person. She might be her older sister [[note]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen like what was originally planned]]-- Rosalina's resemblance to Peach isn't a weird coincidence out of universe[[/note]], she might be an alternate version of her, of her mother, or her ''daughter''. The most plausible relation is from the idea that Peach is descended from Rosalina's brother (who was mentioned in the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy storybook]]), which would make Rosalina Peach's great to the nth power aunt. The only thing supporting this theory is young Rosalina's crown, which implies she was a princess of something at one point. Rosalina is also always described as a princess in fanon. In canon, she is never referred to as royalty. She is just "Rosalina", not "Princess Rosalina" or "Queen Rosalina".

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** Rosalina is sometimes depicted as related to Peach but what the relationship is depends on the person. She might be her older sister [[note]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen like what was originally planned]]-- Rosalina's resemblance to Peach isn't a weird coincidence out of universe[[/note]], she might be an alternate version of her, of her mother, or her ''daughter''. The most plausible relation is from the idea that Peach is descended from Rosalina's brother (who was mentioned in the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy storybook]]), which would make Rosalina Peach's great to the nth power aunt. The only thing supporting this theory is young Rosalina's crown, which implies she was a princess of something at one point. Rosalina is also always described as a princess in fanon. In canon, she is never referred to as royalty. She is just "Rosalina", "Rosalina," not "Princess Rosalina" or "Queen Rosalina".Rosalina."



** A very common concept in fan fiction is that only certain people, usually called "Chaos Adepts", can use the Emeralds and their powers. Usually, they also can't be human. In canon, however, anyone who has actually tried has been shown to harness the power of the Chaos Emeralds, with about two-thirds of the main cast using them at least once. The closest this comes to canon is Shadow and Knuckles, who have a few unique powers due to being genetically engineered for them and having a connection to the Master Emerald, respectively; and Omega once implying that Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles have similar abilities to Shadow.
*** Related is the idea that Tails can't use them, despite WordOfGod stating that the only reason he doesn't is because he's young and inexperienced; having used them since then; and Omega, as mentioned, referring to Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles as "Shadow-like".

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** A very common concept in fan fiction is that only certain people, usually called "Chaos Adepts", Adepts," can use the Emeralds and their powers. Usually, they also can't be human. In canon, however, anyone who has actually tried has been shown to harness the power of the Chaos Emeralds, with about two-thirds of the main cast using them at least once. The closest this comes to canon is Shadow and Knuckles, who have a few unique powers due to being genetically engineered for them and having a connection to the Master Emerald, respectively; and Omega once implying that Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles have similar abilities to Shadow.
*** Related is the idea that Tails can't use them, despite WordOfGod stating that the only reason he doesn't is because he's young and inexperienced; having used them since then; and Omega, as mentioned, referring to Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles as "Shadow-like"."Shadow-like."



*** This was Jossed in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', as [[spoiler:Kairi's Keyblade (named Destiny's Embrace) was the result of an unintentional rite of succession between Aqua and a young Kairi, whereas Sora and Roxas derive their second Keyblades from Ventus' heart within Sora (contrary to popular belief, Roxas absorbing Xion in ''Days'' was not the reason behind Roxas or Sora's dual-wielding)]]. ''Birth by Sleep'' also shows that Keyblades ''can'' be passed from one wielder to another: [[spoiler:Aqua loses her Keyblade, but since she had picked up Master Eraqus's Keyblade prior to this, she is able to summon and use his in its place.]] The question of ''how'' Riku obtained that Keyblade for Kairi, however, is rife for theories, including a popular notion that [[spoiler:Riku went to the Realm of Darkness and obtained it from Aqua herself off-screen during either ''Days'' or ''II'']], or, in light of ''3D'', the possibility that [[spoiler:Naminé, being Kairi's Nobody and having a heart of her own, eventually summoned the Keyblade herself and passed it on to Riku, who then gave it to Kairi]]. Both are somewhat convoluted, and it remains to be seen if ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' will shed light on this.

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*** This was Jossed in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', as [[spoiler:Kairi's Keyblade (named Destiny's Embrace) was the result of an unintentional rite of succession between Aqua and a young Kairi, whereas Sora and Roxas derive their second Keyblades from Ventus' heart within Sora (contrary to popular belief, Roxas absorbing Xion in ''Days'' was not the reason behind Roxas or Sora's dual-wielding)]]. ''Birth by Sleep'' also shows that Keyblades ''can'' be passed from one wielder to another: [[spoiler:Aqua loses her Keyblade, but since she had picked up Master Eraqus's Keyblade prior to this, she is able to summon and use his in its place.]] The question of ''how'' Riku obtained that Keyblade for Kairi, however, is rife for theories, including a popular notion that [[spoiler:Riku went to the Realm of Darkness and obtained it from Aqua herself off-screen during either ''Days'' or ''II'']], or, in light of ''3D'', the possibility that [[spoiler:Naminé, being Kairi's Nobody and having a heart of her own, eventually summoned the Keyblade herself and passed it on to Riku, who then gave it to Kairi]]. Both are somewhat convoluted, and it the former assumption itself was Jossed in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage 0.2]]'': [[spoiler:Aqua managed to meet up with Mickey in the Realm of Darkness near the end of [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the original game]] and accompanied him to the other side of the door to Kingdom Hearts that Riku and Mickey sealed from the inside, but is dragged back down into the dark realm when she and the king [[TakingTheBullet throw themselves in the way of]] a swarm of Shadows that was targeting Riku in order to protect him. Riku didn't learn about this until after the events of ''Dream Drop Distance'' and is more than a bit upset that they were unable to save Aqua back then given that he clearly remembers their meeting and Aqua's words for him from ''BBS''.]] It remains to be seen if ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' will shed any more light on this.
8th Jan '17 6:16:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Then there is the matter of [[UnequalPairing Kain/Barbariccia]], which is hinted at in [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/final-fantasy-iv/tower-of-zot/#windy-woman certain]] [[http://zarla-s.tumblr.com/post/95808673479/katimus-quartercirclejab-so-ive-been versions]] of the game [[AllLoveIsUnrequited from the Archfiend's side]]. Many fan works pairing up the two offer the idea that Barbariccia's appearance as a beautiful and seductive woman with blonde hair is [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a deliberate choice]], [[MindGameShip done specifically]] to mirror Rosa, if not outright present herself as a "better" version of the White Mage in the hopes of enticing Kain. As such, these works assume [[MinionShipping Kain might have "reciprocated" her feelings]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy while in service to Golbez]] ([[FriendsWithBenefits at least physically]], if not emotionally) because [[LovingAShadow it was the closest thing he'd have to the woman in question]]. (The DS remake [[FreudWasRight didn't help matters]] by, thanks to the smaller-scale voice cast, having Rosa and Barbariccia [[ActingForTwo share voice actresses]] in [[Creator/YukoKaida both]] [[Creator/KarenStrassman languages]].) Whether or not it develops (or could develop) into something genuine depends on the fan.

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** Then there is the matter of [[UnequalPairing Kain/Barbariccia]], which is hinted at in [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/final-fantasy-iv/tower-of-zot/#windy-woman certain]] [[http://zarla-s.tumblr.com/post/95808673479/katimus-quartercirclejab-so-ive-been versions]] of the game [[AllLoveIsUnrequited from the Archfiend's side]]. Many fan works pairing up the two offer the idea that Barbariccia's appearance as a beautiful and seductive woman with blonde hair is [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a deliberate choice]], [[MindGameShip done specifically]] to mirror Rosa, if not outright present herself as a "better" version of the White Mage in the hopes of enticing Kain. As such, these works assume [[MinionShipping Kain might have "reciprocated" her feelings]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy while in service to Golbez]] ([[FriendsWithBenefits at least physically]], if not emotionally) because [[LovingAShadow it was the closest thing he'd have to the woman in question]]. (The DS remake [[FreudWasRight didn't help matters]] matters by, thanks to the smaller-scale voice cast, having Rosa and Barbariccia [[ActingForTwo share voice actresses]] in [[Creator/YukoKaida both]] [[Creator/KarenStrassman languages]].) Whether or not it develops (or could develop) into something genuine depends on the fan.
1st Jan '17 11:35:04 AM kensu
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* The gender of Kyros, the [[VillainWorld world-conquering]] EvilOverlord in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is pointedly left [[AmbiguousGender ambiguous]], with different characters giving conflicting reports or making assumptions according to cultural norms of leadership. However, fans who don't go for GenderNeutralWriting when discussing them usually assume they're female rather than male. [[WriterInducedFanon Especially given that the devs themselves typically prefer female pronouns]].

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* The gender of Kyros, the [[VillainWorld world-conquering]] EvilOverlord in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is pointedly left [[AmbiguousGender ambiguous]], with different characters giving conflicting reports or making assumptions according to cultural norms of leadership. However, fans who don't go for GenderNeutralWriting when discussing them usually assume they're female rather than male. [[WriterInducedFanon Especially given that the devs themselves typically prefer female pronouns]].pronouns]].
* {{Franchise/Ultima}}: Ever since the reveal in Ultima VII that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in Ultima I were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].
30th Dec '16 11:53:01 AM Owlorange1995
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** Although [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Kafei]] is never directly referred to as Link's counterpart in [[AlternateUniverse Termina]], many fans believe him to be this.
21st Dec '16 9:55:01 PM Pichu-kun
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** It's not uncommon for fanworks, mostly Bowser/Peach ones, to make Peach the mother of Jr or even all the Koopalings.

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** It's not uncommon for fanworks, mostly Bowser/Peach ones, to make Peach the biological mother of Jr or even all the Koopalings.



** Fans largely consider Peach's full name as "Peach Toadstool", mixing the retro DubNameChange with Peach. The consensus is Mario and friends were upgraded to FirstNameBasis by ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. In canon, however, they simply dropped completely "Toadstool" after ''64'' and it's left ambiguous what "Toadstool" refers to in her letter.
** Princess Daisy has her own share of fanons. For example, she has all but moved from Sarasaland to the Mushroom Kingdom. Her tanned skin went away because she's not in the desert anymore. Another is that Peach and Daisy as cousins. Some strategy guides have called them cousins but they're unofficial.
** Rosalina is sometimes depicted as related to Peach but what the relationship is depends on the person. She might be her older sister [[note]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen like what was originally planned]]-- Rosalina's resemblance to Peach isn't a weird coincidence out of universe[[/note]], she might be an alternate version of her, of her mother, or her ''daughter''. The most plausible relation is from the idea that Peach is descended from Rosalina's brother (who was mentioned in the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy storybook]]), which would make Rosalina Peach's great to the nth power aunt. The only thing supporting this theory is young Rosalina's crown, which implies she was a princess of something at one point. Rosalina is also always described as a princess in fanon. In canon, she is never referred to as royalty.

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** Fans largely consider Peach's full name as "Peach Toadstool", mixing the retro DubNameChange with Peach. The There is a consensus is that Mario and friends Luigi were upgraded to FirstNameBasis by between ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. In canon, however, Between this period is when they simply dropped completely "Toadstool" after ''64'' really began becoming friends, and it's left ambiguous what "Toadstool" refers is considered when the romance between Peach and Mario really began. This fanon is used to in explain why Peach suddenly went from going by her letter.
surname (Princess Toadstool) to her given name (Princess Peach) in-series.
** Princess Daisy has her own share of fanons. For example, she has all but moved from Sarasaland to the Mushroom Kingdom. Her tanned skin from the Nintendo 64 era went away because she's not in the desert anymore. Another is that Peach and Daisy as cousins. Some strategy guides have called them cousins but they're unofficial.
** Rosalina is sometimes depicted as related to Peach but what the relationship is depends on the person. She might be her older sister [[note]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen like what was originally planned]]-- Rosalina's resemblance to Peach isn't a weird coincidence out of universe[[/note]], she might be an alternate version of her, of her mother, or her ''daughter''. The most plausible relation is from the idea that Peach is descended from Rosalina's brother (who was mentioned in the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy storybook]]), which would make Rosalina Peach's great to the nth power aunt. The only thing supporting this theory is young Rosalina's crown, which implies she was a princess of something at one point. Rosalina is also always described as a princess in fanon. In canon, she is never referred to as royalty. She is just "Rosalina", not "Princess Rosalina" or "Queen Rosalina".



** In a more minor example from the Sonic comics, a fan artist depicted Prince Elias as having a ponytail in erotic art of him, prettying him up a bit. Now it's rather easy to find fanart of Prince Elias as having a ponytail, which has led to some folk who are fans of the comic continuity without reading the comic itself (gushing about shows you don't watch?) finding themselves surprised when official art "cuts off" Elias' ponytail.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' created a bit of a ContinuitySnarl with EnsembleDarkhorse Blaze the Cat; in ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' (her introduction) she was supposedly from another universe, while in ''2006,'' she was from the future. However, in the end of ''2006,'' she was sealed in another dimension. While ''2006'' ended with a ResetButton, fans attempted to reconcile the two plot lines by stating that the dimension Blaze sealed herself in was the one from ''Rush''. ''Rush Adventure'', which was released after ''[='06=]'', Josses this theory, as it's stated that Blaze belongs to a royal family that has existed in that dimension for generations.
*** [[WordOfGod According to Iizuka at Summer Boom 2012]], Blaze is indeed from the Sol Dimension (as seen in ''Rush''), although that doesn't quite explain why she's in Crisis City in ''[[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Generations]]'' with the implications that she remembers being at Crisis City (unless you want to HandWave it as a MythologyGag [[ResetButton of sorts]]).

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** In a more minor example from the Sonic comics, a fan artist depicted Prince Elias as having a ponytail in erotic art of him, prettying him up a bit. Now it's rather easy to find fanart of Prince Elias as having a ponytail, which has led to some folk who are fans of the comic continuity without reading the comic itself (gushing about shows you don't watch?) finding themselves surprised when official art "cuts off" Elias' ponytail.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' created a bit of a ContinuitySnarl with EnsembleDarkhorse Blaze the Cat; in ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' (her introduction) she was supposedly from another universe, while in ''2006,'' she was from the future. However, in the end of ''2006,'' she was sealed in another dimension. While ''2006'' ended with a ResetButton, fans attempted to reconcile the two plot lines by stating that the dimension Blaze sealed herself in was the one from ''Rush''. ''Rush Adventure'', which was released after ''[='06=]'', Josses this theory, as it's stated that Blaze belongs to a royal family that has existed in that dimension for generations.
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generations. [[WordOfGod According to Iizuka at Summer Boom 2012]], Blaze is indeed from the Sol Dimension (as seen in ''Rush''), although that doesn't quite explain why she's in Crisis City in ''[[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Generations]]'' with the implications that she remembers being at Crisis City (unless you want to HandWave it as a MythologyGag [[ResetButton of sorts]]).



** Besides shippers, Maria and Shadow's relationship is usually presented as a sibling one.



* [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy]], and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]] from ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' are often believed to have a connection with each other because of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' In reality, [[NonLinearSequel their games don't even take place in the same universe]]. (Although the CanonWelding ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' implies a great degree of interconnectivity between these different universes all the same.)

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
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[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy]], and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]] from ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' are often believed to have a connection with each other because of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' In reality, [[NonLinearSequel their games don't even take place in the same universe]]. (Although the CanonWelding ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' implies a great degree of interconnectivity between these different universes all the same.)



** ''Zelda'' has gained quite a bit of fanon, such as Zelda's mother being dead. And Saria, Link's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] being the one who ''raised'' him. This particular bit of fanon is often used as an argument against the Link/Saria ship to boot.

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** ''Zelda'' has gained quite a bit of fanon, such as Zelda's mother being dead. And dead in pretty much every incarnation, usually since she was quite young.
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Saria, Link's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] Friend]], being the one who ''raised'' him. This particular bit of fanon is often used as an argument against the Link/Saria ship to boot.



*** Another theory regarding the Twili is that they are what remain of the Sheikah from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''. The two theories are not incompatible.

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*** Another theory regarding the Twili is that they are what remain of the Sheikah from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''. The two theories are not incompatible. Others see the Twili as descendants of the Gerudo. This theory is incompatible with the Sheikah one.



** The Hero's Spirit/Shade from ''Twilight Princess'' is widely believed to be an ancestor of Link, due to his title of "Hero" (which has been given to a few other Links in the series; for example ''[=OoT=]'' Link is the "Hero of Time", while ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' Link is the "Hero of Winds"), his words that he accepted the role of hero long ago, his choice of words in addressing Link, and implications that he, too, was a wielder of the Triforce of Courage (which is always given to Link, whereas Wisdom goes to Zelda and Ganon gets Power). This was once all meticulously detailed on the ''Zelda'' Wiki, with the Link from ''Ocarina of Time'' as the front runner for the speculated identity of this character.
*** [[http://www.zeldauniverse.net/zelda-news/hyrule-historia-reveals-oot-links-cameo-in-twilight-princess/ And it turns out that]] [[IKnewIt fan speculation was right.]]
*** Speaking of ''TP'' Link, although he's given the title "Hero Chosen by the Gods" in-game, common nicknames for this Link are the "Hero of Light" and "Hero of Twilight."

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** The Hero's Spirit/Shade from ''Twilight Princess'' is widely believed to be an ancestor of Link, due to his title of "Hero" (which has been given to a few other Links in the series; for example ''[=OoT=]'' Link is the "Hero of Time", while ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' Link is the "Hero of Winds"), his words that he accepted the role of hero long ago, his choice of words in addressing Link, and implications that he, too, was a wielder of the Triforce of Courage (which is always given to Link, whereas Wisdom goes to Zelda and Ganon gets Power). This was once all meticulously detailed on the ''Zelda'' Wiki, with the Link from ''Ocarina of Time'' as the front runner for the speculated identity of this character.
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character [[http://www.zeldauniverse.net/zelda-news/hyrule-historia-reveals-oot-links-cameo-in-twilight-princess/ And it turns out that]] [[IKnewIt fan speculation was right.]]
*** ** Speaking of ''TP'' Link, although he's given the title "Hero Chosen by the Gods" in-game, common nicknames for this Link are the "Hero of Light" and "Hero of Twilight."



** For that matter, the same could be said for the ''[=LoZ=]'' timeline. While the earlier games in the series were promoted with clear timeline placements in relation to each other, from ''Ocarina of Time'' forward things got much less clear, to the point that many believed that there was never meant to be a timeline at all, and that all of the games are supposed to essentially be the same tale that mutated into different versions through corrupted retellings. Think something like a millennia-old game of Telephone. Still, many fans try to come up with timelines that fit every game into a chronological progression. The simplest of these often contain "only" two or three parallel universes (for the games themselves, not counting parallel worlds that actually appear ''in'' a game).
*** [[IKnewIt And then]] [[http://kotaku.com/5871215/the-official-zelda-timeline-now-with-added-detail an official timeline]] was released...

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** For that matter, the same could be said for the ''[=LoZ=]'' timeline. While the earlier games in the series were promoted with clear timeline placements in relation to each other, from ''Ocarina of Time'' forward things got much less clear, to the point that many believed that there was never meant to be a timeline at all, and that all of the games are supposed to essentially be the same tale that mutated into different versions through corrupted retellings. Think something like a millennia-old game of Telephone. Still, many fans try to come up with timelines that fit every game into a chronological progression. The simplest of these often contain "only" two or three parallel universes (for the games themselves, not counting parallel worlds that actually appear ''in'' a game).
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game). [[IKnewIt And then]] [[http://kotaku.com/5871215/the-official-zelda-timeline-now-with-added-detail an official timeline]] was released...



** The first three games featured crosses and other references to Christianity. A common interpretation of this is that in the Decline Timeline, Hyrulians turned to other religions after losing faith in their goddesses.
** It's generally considered that the Hero of Time eventually married Malon. Even shippers who prefer him with others usually believe this interpretation canonically. There are signs to this in ''Twilight Princess'', as Link (who is presumably a grandson or otherwise descendant of OOT!Link) knows Epona's Song already and is a farmer.
** Adult Link's are usually presented in fanon slightly older than they canonically are (19-21 rather than 15-18).



* The gender of [=NiGHTS=] from ''[[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams NiGHTS into Dreams...]]'' is never stated in any of the games. The first game's manual refers to it as "he, she or it", the second game avoids gender pronouns and gives it a female voice, and WordOfGod has stated more than once that [=NiGHTS=] doesn't have a specific gender. While most fans picks a gender they see it as, it's still a generally agreed fanon that [=NiGHTS=] choose what gender it feels like being. This is opposite of the early days of fandom, where any opinion that wasn't "[=NiGHTS=] is male and that's canon!" led to condescending, implications that you weren't a true fan, and/or being banned. There are still a few fans like this, but thankfully they're a minority.
** Going with the ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' bit, the character of all the other characters (excepting Reala and [=NiGHTS=] itself) is completely based in fanon, to the extent that some people complained when the second game was released, saying that the characters "weren't true to canon." This seems to have been remedied somewhat over time, however characters such as Jackle are still prone to this.
*** [=NiGHTS=] and Reala are still prone to fanon-based characterization, since it was only in ''[=JoD=]'' they got obvious personalities... and even then [[FanonDisContinuity not everyone sees it as canon]].

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* The gender of [=NiGHTS=] from ''[[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams NiGHTS into Dreams...]]'' ]]'':
** The gender of [=NiGHTS=]
is never stated in any of the games. The first game's manual refers to it as "he, she or it", the second game avoids gender pronouns and gives it a female voice, and WordOfGod has stated more than once that [=NiGHTS=] doesn't have a specific gender. While most fans picks a gender they see it as, it's still a generally agreed fanon that [=NiGHTS=] choose what gender it feels like being. This is opposite of the early days of fandom, where any opinion that wasn't "[=NiGHTS=] is male and that's canon!" led to condescending, implications that you weren't a true fan, and/or being banned. There are still a few fans like this, but thankfully they're a minority.
** Going with the ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' bit, the The character of all the other characters (excepting Reala and [=NiGHTS=] itself) is completely based in fanon, to the extent that some people complained when the second game was released, saying that the characters "weren't true to canon." This seems to have been remedied somewhat over time, however characters such as Jackle are still prone to this.
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this. [=NiGHTS=] and Reala are still prone to fanon-based characterization, since it was only in ''[=JoD=]'' they got obvious personalities... and even then [[FanonDisContinuity not everyone sees it as canon]].



** ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' has some fanon despite being a WideOpenSandbox game. For example, the townie Meadow Thayer is often used to give a teen their first kiss (because she's one of the few female teenage townies), and there are certain Sims that are often played as gay like Frances Worhington or Nervous Subject.

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** ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' has some fanon despite being a WideOpenSandbox game. For example, the townie Meadow Thayer is often used to give a teen their first kiss (because she's one of the few female teenage townies), and there are certain Sims that are often played as gay like Frances Worhington or Nervous Subject.



* With the revelation in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' that [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}} is a brain uploaded human]], it's become widely accepted that the personality cores were created the same way.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'':
**
With the revelation in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' that [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}} is a brain uploaded human]], it's become widely accepted that the personality cores were created the same way.



** Humanized interpretations of Glados usually have her with a SciFiBob.



** In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' it's implied Gotz is [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] to at least Sasha but it's never confirmed.
** Certain couples are more or less so widely shipped they're considered the fanon OfficialCouple's. Celia/Mark and Pony/Marlin from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' are two examples.

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** In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' it's implied Gotz is [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] to at least Sasha but it's never confirmed. \n Fans often write him as an abusive husband and father.
** Certain couples {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s are more or less so widely shipped they're considered the fanon OfficialCouple's.{{Official Couple}}s. Celia/Mark and Pony/Marlin from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' are two examples.



* The gender of Kyros, the [[VillainWorld world-conquering]] EvilOverlord in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is pointedly left [[AmbiguousGender ambiguous]], with different characters giving conflicting reports or making assumptions according to cultural norms of leadership. However, fans who don't go for GenderNeutralWriting when discussing them usually assume they're female rather than male. [[WriterInducedFanon Especially given that the devs themselves typically prefer female pronouns]].
* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'': There are several bits of fanon that are very widespread despite being only being implied in canon at best:
** The Anabel from the post game missions is the same specific character as the Frontier Brain from ''Pokemon Emerald'' [[note]]It's possible, but all that's officially known is that she passed through an Ultra Wormhole at some point and had amnesia; whether she's the same Anabel from previous games or an alternate version from an unrelated alternate universe is never explicitly stated.[[/note]]
** The Ultra Beasts destroyed the alternate universe that Anabel is from, and she was knocked through an Ultra Wormhole while defending the Battle Tower from their attack. [[note]]The Ultra Beasts are only stated to be from another dimension, known as "Ultra Space", and have not been shown or stated to have destroyed any universes.[[/note]].
** The alternate universe(s) that the Ultra Beasts destroyed are the ones from the original Gameboy games, and everything in the current canon comes from the remakes, which are in a separate continuity (and universe). [[note]]It's never explicitly shown that the Ultra Beasts have interacted with (or destroyed) any universes directly involved with the games.[[/note]].

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* The gender of Kyros, the [[VillainWorld world-conquering]] EvilOverlord in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is pointedly left [[AmbiguousGender ambiguous]], with different characters giving conflicting reports or making assumptions according to cultural norms of leadership. However, fans who don't go for GenderNeutralWriting when discussing them usually assume they're female rather than male. [[WriterInducedFanon Especially given that the devs themselves typically prefer female pronouns]].
* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'': There are several bits of fanon that are very widespread despite being only being implied in canon at best:
** The Anabel from the post game missions is the same specific character as the Frontier Brain from ''Pokemon Emerald'' [[note]]It's possible, but all that's officially known is that she passed through an Ultra Wormhole at some point and had amnesia; whether she's the same Anabel from previous games or an alternate version from an unrelated alternate universe is never explicitly stated.[[/note]]
** The Ultra Beasts destroyed the alternate universe that Anabel is from, and she was knocked through an Ultra Wormhole while defending the Battle Tower from their attack. [[note]]The Ultra Beasts are only stated to be from another dimension, known as "Ultra Space", and have not been shown or stated to have destroyed any universes.[[/note]].
** The alternate universe(s) that the Ultra Beasts destroyed are the ones from the original Gameboy games, and everything in the current canon comes from the remakes, which are in a separate continuity (and universe). [[note]]It's never explicitly shown that the Ultra Beasts have interacted with (or destroyed) any universes directly involved with the games.[[/note]].
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** The Ultra Beasts destroyed the alternate universe that Anabel is from, and she was knocked through an Ultra Wormhole while defending the Battle Tower from their attack. [[note]]The Ultra Beasts are only stated to be from another dimension, known as "Ultra Space".[/note]].
** The alternate universe(s) that the Ultra Beasts destroyed are the ones from the original Gameboy games, and everything in the current canon comes from the remakes, which are in a separate continuity (and universe). [[note]]It's never explicitly shown that the Ultra Beasts have interacted with any universes directly involved with the games.[[/note]].

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** The Ultra Beasts destroyed the alternate universe that Anabel is from, and she was knocked through an Ultra Wormhole while defending the Battle Tower from their attack. [[note]]The Ultra Beasts are only stated to be from another dimension, known as "Ultra Space".[/note]].
Space", and have not been shown or stated to have destroyed any universes.[[/note]].
** The alternate universe(s) that the Ultra Beasts destroyed are the ones from the original Gameboy games, and everything in the current canon comes from the remakes, which are in a separate continuity (and universe). [[note]]It's never explicitly shown that the Ultra Beasts have interacted with (or destroyed) any universes directly involved with the games.[[/note]].
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