History Fanon / VideoGames

9th Sep '17 1:40:48 PM Pichu-kun
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** A large chunk of the fandom is slow on the intake that the games take place on Earth, so it's more common than otherwise for the planet Sonic lives on to be called "Mobius" (even if the fan work otherwise follows game canon).
** Bean and Bark as villains in this. Their official bios don't imply they're villainous at all, however Bean's mischievous nature combined wth his bomb usage and Bark's imposing desig and mean looking expression made fans believe they were. This isn't helped by the bios being Japanese-only. Sometimes they were an outright TerribleTrio with Fang. It was eventually made AscendedFanon in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.



** [[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.)
** Marth is also believed to be arrogant and narcissistic, while Roy is believed to be hyperactive and dumb. They are actually humble, just, and intelligent rulers, like many ''Fire Emblem'' lords. It is especially egregious for Roy, who is often a complete ''inversion'' of his actual character as an extremely WiseBeyondTheirYears GuileHero. Similarly Ike is believed to be a dumb meathead while he is actually quite intelligent and a great leader. (''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' is probably partly to blame for that, to the point it's even [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030909 lampshaded by Katie Tiedrich.]])
*** To be fair, [[DependingOnTheWriter Marth's personality has never been consistent throughout the actual games either]], going from childish, innocent, and naive in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Dark Dragon]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Mystery of the Emblem]]'' to serious, mature, and noble (in line with later Lords) in ''Shadow Dragon'', only to revert back to his original depiction in ''New Mystery''. [[spoiler:Though Tiki describes him as a MagneticHero in ''Awakening''... to correct ''Lucina's'' own AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of him. (Lucina believed Marth to be TheStoic, and when she [[SweetPollyOliver disguised herself as "Marth"]] she went by it.)]]

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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'' ''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.)
** Marth is also believed to be arrogant and narcissistic, while Roy is believed to be hyperactive and dumb. They are actually humble, just, and intelligent rulers, like many ''Fire Emblem'' lords. It is especially egregious for Roy, who is often a complete ''inversion'' of his actual character as an extremely WiseBeyondTheirYears GuileHero. Similarly Ike is believed to be a dumb meathead while he is actually quite intelligent and a great leader. (''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' is probably partly to blame for that, to the point it's even [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030909 lampshaded by Katie Tiedrich.]])
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]]) To be fair, [[DependingOnTheWriter Marth's personality has never been consistent throughout the actual games either]], going from childish, innocent, and naive in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Dark Dragon]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Mystery of the Emblem]]'' to serious, mature, and noble (in line with later Lords) in ''Shadow Dragon'', only to revert back to his original depiction in ''New Mystery''. [[spoiler:Though Tiki describes him as a MagneticHero in ''Awakening''... to correct ''Lucina's'' own AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of him. (Lucina believed Marth to be TheStoic, and when she [[SweetPollyOliver disguised herself as "Marth"]] she went by it.)]]



** The children in ''Awakening'' [[SharedFamilyQuirks inheriting a major quality from their other parent]] (Stahl's child having messy hair, Sumia!Morgan or Lucina being clumsy, Gaius's child having an epic SweetTooth, Tharja!Morgan having some of her mother's {{Yandere}} tendencies, Henry's child being a fan of animals).
*** Some of the parent-child conversations during the Hoshidan Festival of Bonds DLC chapter in ''Fates'' seem to have taken a cue from this fanon; a Sakura-mothered Rhajat will inherit Sakura's SweetTooth, while a Mitama mothered by Setsuna will be prone to danger and mishaps.

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** The children in ''Awakening'' [[SharedFamilyQuirks inheriting a major quality from their other parent]] (Stahl's child having messy hair, Sumia!Morgan or Lucina being clumsy, Gaius's child having an epic SweetTooth, Tharja!Morgan having some of her mother's {{Yandere}} tendencies, Henry's child being a fan of animals).
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animals). Some of the parent-child conversations during the Hoshidan Festival of Bonds DLC chapter in ''Fates'' seem to have taken a cue from this fanon; a Sakura-mothered Rhajat will inherit Sakura's SweetTooth, while a Mitama mothered by Setsuna will be prone to danger and mishaps.



** Also in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', it's widely accepted among the Japanese fanbase that Roy's TrademarkFavoriteFood is curry, occasionally to the point of obsession, due to a photo contest winner in the ''Melee'' days that quickly went memetic.
*** It is also common fanon that Ike [[RealMenEatMeat has an obsession with meat]], most often chicken, especially in Japanese and ''Smash Bros.'' works. While he does mention that meat is his TrademarkFavoriteFood and is indeed a BigEater in canon, [[{{Flanderization}} it has never been to the point of obsession]].

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** Also in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', it's widely accepted among the Japanese fanbase that Roy's TrademarkFavoriteFood is curry, occasionally to the point of obsession, due to a photo contest winner in the ''Melee'' days that quickly went memetic. \n*** It is also common fanon that Ike [[RealMenEatMeat has an obsession with meat]], most often chicken, especially in Japanese and ''Smash Bros.'' works. While he does mention that meat is his TrademarkFavoriteFood and is indeed a BigEater in canon, [[{{Flanderization}} it has never been to the point of obsession]].
9th Sep '17 1:30:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Though pale, bald, and cerebral, ''many'' Solas fans have taken some early [[http://41.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Though pale, bald, and cerebral, ''many'' Solas fans have taken some early [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/e775f10132659b9afac5dd1157a9a579/tumblr_nfx8vjuPZL1tte9mqo3_1280.png concept art]] to mean that's what he looked like when he was younger (WordOfGod has placed him to be in his mid-forties [[spoiler: apparently by [[{{Immortality}} ancient elven standards]]]]), including the smug/cocky disposition. (It helps that Solas has brown eyebrows and admits to being very "cocky and HotBlooded" when he was younger.)
** Many Inquisition Elvhen fans have also generally agreed that Abelas has long silver hair under his hood (similarly tied to the upper back of his head and shaved to the sides of his head).
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** Fanon has most male protagonists being called "Jack" despite the fact each design has its own name, and none of them are called "Jack". On the female side, the protagonist in ''Another Wonderful Life'' is officially named "Pony" but fans prefer "Jill".
** In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' it's implied Gotz is [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] to at least Sasha but it's never confirmed. Fans often write him as an abusive husband and father.
** Certain {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s are more or less so widely shipped they're considered the fanon {{Official Couple}}s. Celia/Mark and Pony/Marlin from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' are two examples.
** Nina from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' is Nina from [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 the first game]] as a senior. This is due to her similar hairstyle, her love of flowers, and her similarities to Ellen in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64''.
* It seemed to be agreed upon in the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' fandom that the Imperial Guard won the Kaurava campaign in ''Soulstorm'' even though the sequels never really revealed who won the conflict, only that [[spoiler: the Space Marines lost]].
* May fans believe that Franchise/SlyCooper's dad's name is Connor Copper.
* Spice in ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' is, from a gameplay perspective, merely a commodity to be bought and sold at a profit; while it's not elaborated on much, the descriptions suggest that it is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin seasoning for food]] (also floor polish). However, the general consensus among fans is that spice is actually drugs, due to how the word is used in ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' and the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' (and possibly some other SciFi franchises as well). User-made levels for ''Spore Galactic Adventures'' have shown examples of spice dealers, spice smugglers, spice junkies, and even [[DrugsAreBad a campaign to ban spice]].
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Quite a few fans consider ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' to be a sort of "unofficial canon." Basically, they acknowledge that it isn't really canon, but still consider it to be just as much a part of the ''Halo'' universe as the actual games.
** Since the launch of the Cortana app on Microsoft Windows, a common fan theory is that ''Halo''[='s=] Cortana is descended from it in the future. Since the app was originally named for the game character, it makes it a case of a StableTimeLoop.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', a FanTranslation of [[UniverseCompendium Perfect Works]] erroneously mentioned that Yui Uzuki, Citan's wife, beat him in a swordfight before they married. While this has since been debunked, [[BetterThanCanon it nonetheless makes Yui far more awesome]] (especially since Citan is otherwise TheAce and has been accused of being a CanonSue), so the myth continues anyway.
* It's unknown what the bond between the protagonists of ''VideoGame/IceClimber'' are. The most common beliefs are either that they're siblings or that they're lovers. [[BrotherSisterIncest Sometimes they're both.]] Likewise their ages are [[VagueAge ambiguous]], but fans typically have them as children around 10-15.
* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'':
** The idea that if a Fleet Girl dies (i.e. is sunk) because of her Admiral's carelessness or incompetence, she'll be [[BackFromTheDead brought back]] [[CameBackWrong as a member]] [[FaceHeelTurn of the enemy Abyssal Fleet]] by her grudge, has found strong foothold in the fandom, helped by the [[DracoInLeatherPants solid]] [[EvilIsCool popularity]] of the Abyssal Fleet. There's even a Pixiv tag dedicated to the "corrupted" Fleet Girls.
** A related idea is that members of the existing Abyssal Fleet were once Fleet Girls. This one sometimes comes up as a backstory for the [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wo-class aircraft carrier]] in particular.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series of games has various out-of-game developer works, ranging from [[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/developers production commentaries]] to [[http://c0da.es/ fanfiction.]]
* 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 ''Symphonia''[='s=] ending acted as YearZero for a new calendar.
* While the protagonists of ''VideoGame/CarnEvil'' were never given names, fans tend to call Player 1 Jacob and Player 2 Lisa. It seems that this came about when someone added the two names to Wikipedia in 2007, and the fandom ran with it. (The editor didn't even call Lisa Player 2; they gave the name to the innocent bystander, whose canon name is Betty.) In fan art, Jacob is depicted with a red jacket, a green t-shirt with blue jeans and carries a flashlight, while Lisa wears a blue crop-top jacket, jeans and a purple-and-white hat.
* It's a popular idea among fans of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' that items dropped on the ground de-spawn because [[ActionBomb Creepers]] steal them.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'':
** Almost every fan agrees on the theory that [[spoiler:Ryouko Otonashi is Junko Enoshima's real name, and that both of the twins' names are fake names]]. While nothing in ''LightNovel/DanganRonpaZero'' says this to be true, it fits very well into what is shown.
** Nearly every bit of artwork for after the events of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has [[spoiler:Kuzuryuu wearing his eyepatch, and being the one who transplanted Enoshima's right eye into himself, due to the person in the CG has a near identical hairstyle and is transplanted his right eye, the same one Kuzuryuu lost]].
** Most artwork of [[spoiler:the first game survivors as Future Foundation members]] depicts Hagakure with his hair in a ponytail. This was made [[AscendedFanon canon]] in the design sketches included in the ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' artbook.
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'': A disproportionately high number of fans seem to believe that "Raptor," the VIP that you protect in the mission "Wolverines!", is the President of the United States--if only because [[RuleOfCool it makes it seem so much more badass when you save his life]]. In the actual game, his identity and position in the government are never revealed and there are lots of people who would qualify for his level of protection. About the only evidence supporting the theory is that his callsign, "Raptor," alludes to a large bird of prey; the POTUS' traditional Secret Service callsign is "Eagle," another large bird of prey.
* 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 handkerchief that he wore in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQUN7QAnMp0 live-action commercial]] for the game but can also involve editing the stripes on his shirt.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
** The protagonist is depicted as gender-neutral in the game. A lot of fan works, though, end up showing them as a girl or as agender.
** Mettaton's gender opens a whole can of worms. Though he is referred as male through the game, he is depicted in fan works as a woman, trans woman, gender-fluid, and so on. In fact, depending on where you look, fan works depicting him as male may be rare. His heart is also often depicted in M-rated fan works as a very sensitive sexual organ.
** By now, most believe that [[spoiler:Gaster]] is Sans and Papyrus' father, grandfather or adoptive father. It's also believed that Sans mostly raised Papyrus by himself.
** It's not in the game itself, but a fair amount of fan portrayals of [[spoiler:Sans]]'s boss fight depict him wearing his brother's scarf as a way of remembrance. [[spoiler:Sans's depression]] also tends to be exaggerated in fanfic.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'':
** Mei's snowsuit conceals her actual body shape, so fan art often portrays her as buxom and curvy, ranging from just [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure hourglass-shaped]] to outright BigBeautifulWoman.
** Fandom really likes the idea that Pharah is a biker when she's not flying, presumably as a reference to ''Film/TopGun''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
** More than a few fan works portray Callie and Marie as adopted siblings due to the fact they're biologically cousins yet their idol duo is named "Squid Sisters." ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' supplementary material implies otherwise, however the fanon isn't officially jossed.
** Pearl's short height, immature personality, and unusual design (including a single pointed tooth, only seen in prepubescent inklings) has made a lot of fans theorize she's YoungerThanTheyLook.
* The gender of Kyros, the [[VillainWorld world-conquering]] EvilOverlord in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is pointedly left {{ambiguous|Gender}}, 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/{{Ultima}}'': Ever since the reveal in ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in ''VideoGame/UltimaI'' were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Arms}}'':
** Ribbon Girl is canonically seventeen however fans are more likely to depict her as a few years older.
** Twintelle as a CoolBigSis towards Ribbon Girl, Min-Min, and Mechanica. This also often involves Mechanica or Ribbon Girl being infatuated with her.
** Min-Min and Ribbon Girl are often depicted as friends due to their similar age.
8th Sep '17 2:56:49 PM X2X
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*** Due her similar appearance to the Twili and her attire sporting the Gerudo symbol (which could simply be [[spoiler:a symbol of her allegiance to Twinrova and, by extension, Ganon]]), Veran from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'' is usually speculated to have ties to one or both races.
** There are two Dark Links: the canon version which is usually a silhouetted version of Link with red eyes, and the fanon version who is just Link wearing black (and often white haired).
** 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/ It would later turn out that]] [[IKnewIt fan speculation was right]].

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*** Due her similar appearance to the Twili and her attire shoulder pads sporting the Gerudo symbol (which could simply be [[spoiler:a symbol of her allegiance to Twinrova and, by extension, Ganon]]), Veran from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'' is usually speculated to have ties to one or both races.
races. Less commonly, she's theorized to be linked to the Dark Tribe of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'' or the aforementioned "ancient ones" who used Majora's Mask in hexing rituals.
*** [[UpToEleven This is to say nothing of]] the theories suggesting a connection between some combination of the ancient tribe mentioned in ''Majora'', the Dark Tribe, and the Dark Interlopers/Twili. It doesn't help that the Dark Tribe were also invaders like the Dark Interlopers (though the latter were natives to Hyrule trying to enter the Sacred Realm) and were even sealed away by means of a mirror, though the Dark Mirror is distinctly different from the Mirror of Twilight.
** There are two Dark Links: the canon version which is usually a silhouetted version of Link with red eyes, and the fanon version who is just Link wearing black (and often white haired).
white-haired).
** 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, Link ("Go and do not falter, '''my child'''!"), 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'' 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/ It would later turn out that]] [[IKnewIt fan speculation was right]].



** Fans have created distinct personalities for each of the Links featured in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'' games, despite them all being {{Heroic Mime}}s in the actual games. Green Link is TheHero. He'll be the most focused on defeating the villain and will usually act the most like Link did before the split. Red Link is a HotBlooded ArrogantKungFuGuy, and often a ComedicSociopath in comedic stories. Blue Link is silly and lazy, and will usually be the PluckyComicRelief in serious works. Purple Link, depending on how serious the story is, will either be TheSmartGuy or [[CampGay flamboyantly]] [[CampStraight campy]]. Interestingly, the ''Four Swords Adventure'' manga used this setup, except that Blue and Red were switched.

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** Fans have created distinct personalities for each of the Links featured in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Four]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Swords]]'' games, despite them all being {{Heroic Mime}}s in the actual games. Green Link is TheHero. He'll be the most focused on defeating the villain and will usually act the most like Link did before the split. Red Link is a HotBlooded ArrogantKungFuGuy, and often a ComedicSociopath in comedic stories. Blue Link is silly and lazy, and will usually be the PluckyComicRelief in serious works. Purple Link, depending on how serious the story is, will either be TheSmartGuy or [[CampGay flamboyantly]] [[CampStraight campy]]. Interestingly, the ''Four Swords Adventure'' manga used this setup, except that Blue and Red were switched.



** Sheik is rarely represented as Zelda in fanworks. She's rarely even presented as a SweetPollyOliver. Sheik will be a SplitPersonality of Zelda or somehow be seperated into his own character (usually to be shipped with Link).
** 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.

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** Sheik is rarely represented as Zelda in fanworks. She's rarely even presented as a SweetPollyOliver. Sheik will be a SplitPersonality of Zelda or somehow be seperated separated into his own character (usually to be shipped with Link).
** The first three games featured crosses and other references to Christianity. A common interpretation of this is that in the Decline Timeline, Hyrulians Hyruleans turned to other religions after losing faith in their goddesses.



** Fan art of the Hero of Time as an adult post-''Majora's Mask'' have a high tendency to give him a ponytail, even prior to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild 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).
** Fado (the blonde Kokiri with the hair puffs) is often depicted as Mido's twin sister. They both

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** Fan art of the Hero of Time as an adult post-''Majora's Mask'' have a high tendency to give him a ponytail, even prior to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild 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 (the Link of ''Twilight Princess'' is implied to be a descendant of him, his descendant, lives in a rural village, isn't royalty, and knows Epona's Song "Epona's Song" automatically) or Zelda (is an ImpliedLoveInterest and their relationship has been described as a love story in some official sources).
** Fado (the blonde Kokiri with the hair puffs) puffs in ''Ocarina of Time'' [[note]]not be confused with the also blonde and also Kokiri but male Sage of Wind in ''Wind Waker'' or the human Ordon Ranch owner in ''Twilight Princess''[[/note]]) is often depicted as Mido's twin sister. They bothsister, owing to her unique appearance among the Kokiri [=NPCs=], the MusicalThemeNaming between her and Mido (according to WordOfGod, both were named for the syllables of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solfege solfège]] scale), and her unwavering loyalty to the Kokiri leader.
7th Sep '17 5:36:47 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** Officially, [[CoolOldLady Matriarch Aethyta]] mentions having two children: [[spoiler:Liara]] and another daughter that was fathered by a hanar. Due to the context of the conversation that mentions the hanar and [[spoiler:Benezia]] among Aethyta's past lovers, many fans assume that she has an additional two children; one fathered by a turian and another fathered by an elcor.
5th Sep '17 5:15:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** In the fandom, the tendency to use the ''Series/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' personalities of the Koopalings paired with the games' names for them is a pervasive piece of fanon, despite allusions to their {{Canon}} personalities in ''Super Mario World''. In fact, these personalities are so popular that quite a bit of ''SMB'' {{fanfic}} is exclusively about the Koopalings!
** Another example is the widespread belief that the Mario Brothers originated in Brooklyn and ended up in the Mushroom World through a freak accident. This idea seems to have originated in the Western cartoon as well, though [[http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/08/mario-character-guide-1993-yoshis-real-name/ it appears to have been adopted as canon by Nintendo of America in the 1990's]]. Meanwhile, the ''Yoshi's Island'' series of games flat-out state that the Mario Bros. were born in the Mushroom Kingdom (although, if this is true, one has to wonder where all these humans--and their thick Italian accents--are coming from). Of course, there's nothing yet prohibiting the idea that they may have moved to Brooklyn at some point in their lives. Maybe the events of ''Yoshi's Island'' convinced the Mario Brothers' parents that the Mushroom Kingdom was too dangerous of a place to raise kids? That seems to be what they want you to think, that they moved to Brooklyn -- Mario growing up in Brooklyn is mentioned in passing in some of the games (''VideoGame/MarioParty 5'', for instance), ''long'' after ''Yoshi's Island'' was released.
** Let's not forget the idea that the "modern" Mario, born in the Mushroom Kingdom as seen in ''Yoshi's Island'', is the son or grandson of Jumpman, the "original" Mario. This seems derived from Rare's ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series -- in which DK's elderly [[DependingOnTheWriter father or grandfather]] Cranky claims to be the original Donkey Kong who fought with Mario. ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS'' seems to support this idea by having Baby Donkey Kong, implied to be the modern version of the character, appear alongside Baby Mario. On the other hand ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' [[{{Jossed}} throws a wrench in this]] by having Pauline, who should be middle-aged or older according to this fanon, appear alongside Peach for the first time. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, the idea that this Pauline is also the daughter or granddaughter of the original Pauline, and by extension either the sister or cousin of Mario and Luigi, has sprung up from people who want to keep using this fanon.
** The Mario Bros. having the actual last name "Mario." While mentioned in the cartoons and the movie, this was never stated in the games. The chief argument for this is that any famous group of brothers ([[Music/TheJonasBrothers Jonas]], [[Creator/MarxBrothers Marx]], etc.) aren't referred to by the most famous one's name.
** Another common belief is that their last name is Jumpman. Shigeru Miyamoto supposedly said that they were called the ''Mario'' Bros. because Mario is the frontman of the two, and that they don't have last names. However, ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' once claimed that their last name ''is'' Mario, so nobody knows...
** Whether or not Bowser has a last name - in Japan he's called "Koopa", but has been localized as "Bowser, King of the Koopas" since [[AllThereInTheManual the instruction manual for the first game]]. The "King Koopa" name was used in the ''[[Series/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow Super Show]]'', and even after ''Mario 3'', follow-up cartoons (and the movie) kept the name. It was clarified once or twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' ("I'm Bowser Koopa. King Koopa to you!"), but never in the games, which only makes things more confusing:
*** The Koopalings are all surnamed "Koopa" -- but this arises from the localization. In Japan the characters have never been referred to as Bowser's children and are only referred to by their first names (confusingly, taken from the U.S. localization of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''). They're even renamed "Bowser's lackeys" in the English manual for ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''. Don't get us started on Bowser Jr.
*** Since one of the Koopalings' names is "Morton Koopa, Jr," following the American version of events suggests that Bowser's full name would have to be Morton Bowser Koopa, Sr. That or their mother was named Morton, which is even ''more'' disturbing. This, of course, assumes that Morton Senior wasn't Morton Junior's ''grandfather'', or they don't have an ''uncle'' named Morton... Basically, there has to be a Morton in that family tree ''somewhere''.
*** Or even more humorously, [[RuleOfFunny Bowser just named his son Jr. just to mess with people's heads.]]
*** Since all of the Koopalings are [[MusicalThemeNaming named after musicians or people associated with music]], Morton Koopa Jr. is most likely named after Morton Downey Jr. In-universe, there's still no explanation, though.
*** From the ''Super Mario Bros.'' instruction booklet: "One day the kingdom of the peaceful mushroom people was invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic." So, the Koopa is the name of the species. Bowser is their king.
** As for Bowser's wife, fanon states her name is Clawdia and she is the mother to the Koopalings, and occasionally Jr. Less common but "Clawdia" is also a name used for Bowser's mother.
** It's not uncommon for fanworks, mostly Bowser/Peach ones, to make Peach the biological mother of Jr or even all the Koopalings.
** Most fans believed the manual for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand 2'' stated that Wario hired Tatanga to kidnap Daisy as a distraction when neither the game or the manual mentioned such a thing. This was even listed on the Other Wiki for a while.
** Most ''SMB'' Fanon originates from [[http://www.lemmykoopa.com Lemmy's Land.]] FanFic/LemmysLand has a fairly large, mostly serious FanFiction section where most of the internet's ''SMB'' fanon spawns, while the "Scribbles" section is usually there to make a laughing stock of every Mario character. The "Interviews" often go both ways.
** Speaking of the Koopalings, [[WordOfGod Shigeru Miyamoto]] [[http://www.screwattack.com/news/koopalings-are-not-related-bowser has stated that they are currently not Bowser's children,]] making them his minions and Bowser Jr. the only child. This in turn renders Bowser being the father of the eight Fanon itself. However, it should be noted that this was originally NOT the case: [[http://www.geocities.jp/hori3948/mario3/mario3-story.html this Japanese page]] has three different story descriptions for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' (two from Famicom and Super Famicom manuals, one from the backside of the cartridge box), and the Koopalings are called Bowser's kids in all of them.
** To parallel Mario and Luigi, Wario and Waluigi are brothers.
*** In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 5'', pairing the two creates the team name "Wicked Bros." The thing that makes this only a possibility and not definitive proof? Less/non-related characters can also sport names to the tune of Adjective Bros. Really, the surprising thing is just that Wicked isn't usually used as their last name based off this.
*** The trophy gallery in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' claims that Wario and Waluigi's relation to each other is unknown.
*** Additionally, there's the tendency to assume that the Mario Bros. and the, uh, Wario Bros. are cousins. Officially, Mario and Wario have a rivalry that stretches back to childhood (when Mario was actually ''Wario's'' antagonist), but any relationship between the Good Bros. and the Bad Bros. is mostly speculation.
*** Various official sites for Nintendo games have actually called them brothers, but it constantly flip-flops.
** Another common assumption among fans is that Wart from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' is Bowser's brother, who was transformed into a frog somehow (the exact method varies from fan to fan, most being either a lab accident or that he was transformed by Bowser in a bid to get the throne).
** Elsewhere in the 'verse, the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' games have a recurring PirateGirl named Captain Syrup. The games have never confirmed the assumption that her first name is [[PunnyName Maple]].
** Long story short, the ''Mario'' series is anything you want it to be. In fact, it DEFINES fanon with every passing game.
*** Even fan characters are commonplace with this fandom. Because at this rate, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters what CAN'T be a Mario character? (Besides anything too realistic and intense, of course.)]]
** One item that is assumed, but only ever shows up in spin-off games, is best expressed by Music/{{Brentalfloss}}' "Mushroom Kingdom":
---> Mario! He gets mad superpowers
---> from ''eating'' leaves and flowers...
*** Mario's power-ups in most of the series have usually been shown to activate on contact, and are also depicted this way in ''Super Show'' and its successors.
** There is a consensus that Mario and Luigi were upgraded to FirstNameBasis between ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. Between this period is when they really began becoming friends, and it is considered when the romance between Peach and Mario really began. This fanon is used to explain why Peach suddenly went from going by her surname (Princess Toadstool) to her given name (Princess Peach) in-series. Later games partially contest this idea; both ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS'' suggest that the Mario Bros. have been close to Peach [[ChildhoodFriends since they were infants/toddlers]] (''Partners in Time'' even sees Mario and Luigi invited to the castle for play dates with the baby princess).
** 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."
** 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.
5th Sep '17 12:20:36 AM BigKlingy
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** Klavier and Kristoph Gavin's father is often assumed to be named "Kurtis". This isn't canon but it shows up in multiple fan works.
29th Aug '17 10:00:52 PM ShadictheHedgehog
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** Somewhere along the line, fans got it into their head that Sephiroth's Masamune deals wounds that cannot be healed, likely as an attempt at explaining why they couldn't just Phoenix Down Aerith. Not only is this idea nowhere in canon, you can use potions and the like to heal from Masamune-inflicted wounds just fine.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Though pale, bald, and cerebral, ''many'' Solas fans have taken some early [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/e775f10132659b9afac5dd1157a9a579/tumblr_nfx8vjuPZL1tte9mqo3_1280.png concept art]] to mean that's what he looked like when he was younger (WordOfGod has placed him to be in his mid-forties [[spoiler: apparently by [[{{Immortality}} ancient elven standards]]]]), including the smug/cocky disposition. (It helps that Solas has brown eyebrows and admits to being very "cocky and HotBlooded" when he was younger.)
** Many Inquisition Elvhen fans have also generally agreed that Abelas has long silver hair under his hood (similarly tied to the upper back of his head and shaved to the sides of his head).
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** Fanon has most male protagonists being called "Jack" despite the fact each design has its own name, and none of them are called "Jack". On the female side, the protagonist in ''Another Wonderful Life'' is officially named "Pony" but fans prefer "Jill".
** In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' it's implied Gotz is [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] to at least Sasha but it's never confirmed. Fans often write him as an abusive husband and father.
** Certain {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s are more or less so widely shipped they're considered the fanon {{Official Couple}}s. Celia/Mark and Pony/Marlin from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' are two examples.
** Nina from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' is Nina from [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 the first game]] as a senior. This is due to her similar hairstyle, her love of flowers, and her similarities to Ellen in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64''.
* It seemed to be agreed upon in the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' fandom that the Imperial Guard won the Kaurava campaign in ''Soulstorm'' even though the sequels never really revealed who won the conflict, only that [[spoiler: the Space Marines lost]].
* May fans believe that Franchise/SlyCooper's dad's name is Connor Copper.
* Spice in ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' is, from a gameplay perspective, merely a commodity to be bought and sold at a profit; while it's not elaborated on much, the descriptions suggest that it is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin seasoning for food]] (also floor polish). However, the general consensus among fans is that spice is actually drugs, due to how the word is used in ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' and the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' (and possibly some other SciFi franchises as well). User-made levels for ''Spore Galactic Adventures'' have shown examples of spice dealers, spice smugglers, spice junkies, and even [[DrugsAreBad a campaign to ban spice]].
* Quite a few ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' fans consider ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' to be a sort of "unofficial canon." Basically, they acknowledge that it isn't really canon, but still consider it to be just as much a part of the ''Halo'' universe as the actual games.
** Since the launch of the Cortana app on Microsoft Windows, a common fan theory is that ''Halo''[='s=] Cortana is descended from it in the future. Since the app was originally named for the game character, it makes it a case of a StableTimeLoop.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', a FanTranslation of [[UniverseCompendium Perfect Works]] erroneously mentioned that Yui Uzuki, Citan's wife, beat him in a swordfight before they married. While this has since been debunked, [[BetterThanCanon it nonetheless makes Yui far more awesome]] (especially since Citan is otherwise TheAce and has been accused of being a CanonSue), so the myth continues anyway.
* It's unknown what the bond between the [[VideoGame/IceClimber Ice Climbers]] is, but the most common beliefs are they're siblings or they're lovers. [[BrotherSisterIncest Sometimes they're both.]] Likewise their ages are [[VagueAge ambiguous]] but fans typically have them as children around 10-15.
* In ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', the idea that if a Fleet Girl dies (i.e. is sunk) because of her Admiral's carelessness or incompetence, she'll be [[BackFromTheDead brought back]] [[CameBackWrong as a member]] [[FaceHeelTurn of the enemy Abyssal Fleet]] by her grudge, has found strong foothold in the fandom, helped by the [[DracoInLeatherPants solid]] [[EvilIsCool popularity]] of the Abyssal Fleet. There's even a Pixiv tag dedicated to the "corrupted" Fleet Girls.
** A related idea is that members of the existing Abyssal Fleet were once Fleet Girls. This one sometimes comes up as a backstory for the [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wo-class aircraft carrier]] in particular.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series of games has various out-of-game developer works, ranging from [[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/developers production commentaries]] to [[http://c0da.es/ fanfiction.]]
* 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 ''Symphonia''[='s=] ending acted as YearZero for a new calendar.
* While the protagonists of ''VideoGame/CarnEvil'' were never given names, fans tend to call Player 1 Jacob and Player 2 Lisa. It seems that this came about when someone added the two names to Wikipedia in 2007, and the fandom ran with it. (The editor didn't even call Lisa Player 2; they gave the name to the innocent bystander, whose canon name is Betty.) In fan art, Jacob is depicted with a red jacket, a green t-shirt with blue jeans and carries a flashlight, while Lisa wears a blue crop-top jacket, jeans and a purple-and-white hat.
* It's a popular idea among fans of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' that items dropped on the ground de-spawn because [[ActionBomb Creepers]] steal them.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'':
** Almost every fan agrees on the theory that [[spoiler:Ryouko Otonashi is Junko Enoshima's real name, and that both of the twins' names are fake names]]. While nothing in ''LightNovel/DanganRonpaZero'' says this to be true, it fits very well into what is shown.
** Nearly every bit of artwork for after the events of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has [[spoiler:Kuzuryuu wearing his eyepatch, and being the one who transplanted Enoshima's right eye into himself, due to the person in the CG has a near identical hairstyle and is transplanted his right eye, the same one Kuzuryuu lost]].
** Most artwork of [[spoiler:the first game survivors as Future Foundation members]] depicts Hagakure with his hair in a ponytail. This was made [[AscendedFanon canon]] in the design sketches included in the ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' artbook.
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'': A disproportionately high number of fans seem to believe that "Raptor," the VIP that you protect in the mission "Wolverines!", is the President of the United States--if only because [[RuleOfCool it makes it seem so much more badass when you save his life]]. In the actual game, his identity and position in the government are never revealed and there are lots of people who would qualify for his level of protection. About the only evidence supporting the theory is that his callsign, "Raptor," alludes to a large bird of prey; the POTUS' traditional Secret Service callsign is "Eagle," another large bird of prey.
* 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 handkerchief that he wore in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQUN7QAnMp0 live-action commercial]] for the game but can also involve editing the stripes on his shirt.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
** The protagonist is often depicted as gender-neutral in the game, a lot of fan works, though, end up showing them as a girl or agender.
** Mettaton's gender opens a whole can of worms. Though he is referred as male through the game, he is depicted in fan works as a woman, transwoman, gender-fluid, and so on. In fact, depending on where you look, fan works depicting him as male may be rare. His heart is also often depicted in M-rated fan works as a very sensitive sexual organ.
** By now, most believe that [[spoiler:Gaster]] is Sans and Papyrus' father, grandfather or adoptive father. It's also believed that Sans mostly raised Papyrus by himself.
** It's not in the game itself, but a fair amount of fan portrayals of [[spoiler:Sans]]'s boss fight depict him wearing his brother's scarf as a way of remembrance. [[spoiler:Sans's depression]] also tends to be exaggerated in fanfic.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Mei's snowsuit conceals her actual body shape, so fan art often portrays her as buxom and curvy, ranging from just [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure hourglass-shaped]] to outright BigBeautifulWoman.
** Fandom really likes the idea that Pharah is a biker when she's not flying, presumably as a reference to ''Film/TopGun''.
* More than a few ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fan works portray Callie and Marie as adopted siblings due to the fact they're biologically cousins yet their idol duo is named "Squid Sisters." ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' supplementary material implies otherwise, however the fanon isn't officially jossed
* The gender of Kyros, the [[VillainWorld world-conquering]] EvilOverlord in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is pointedly left {{ambiguous|Gender}}, 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/{{Ultima}}'': Ever since the reveal in ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in ''VideoGame/UltimaI'' were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Arms}}'':
** Ribbon Girl is canonically seventeen however fans are more likely to depict her as a few years older.
** Twintelle as a CoolBigSis towards Ribbon Girl, Min-Min, and Mechanica. This also often involves Mechanica or Ribbon Girl being infatuated with her.
** Min-Min and Ribbon Girl are often depicted as friends due to their similar age.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Though pale, bald, and cerebral, ''many'' Solas fans have taken some early [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/e775f10132659b9afac5dd1157a9a579/tumblr_nfx8vjuPZL1tte9mqo3_1280.png concept art]] to mean that's what he looked like when he was younger (WordOfGod has placed him to be in his mid-forties [[spoiler: apparently by [[{{Immortality}} ancient elven standards]]]]), including the smug/cocky disposition. (It helps that Solas has brown eyebrows and admits to being very "cocky and HotBlooded" when he was younger.)
** Many Inquisition Elvhen fans have also generally agreed that Abelas has long silver hair under his hood (similarly tied to the upper back of his head and shaved to the sides of his head).
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** Fanon has most male protagonists being called "Jack" despite the fact each design has its own name, and none of them are called "Jack". On the female side, the protagonist in ''Another Wonderful Life'' is officially named "Pony" but fans prefer "Jill".
** In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' it's implied Gotz is [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] to at least Sasha but it's never confirmed. Fans often write him as an abusive husband and father.
** Certain {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s are more or less so widely shipped they're considered the fanon {{Official Couple}}s. Celia/Mark and Pony/Marlin from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' are two examples.
** Nina from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' is Nina from [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 the first game]] as a senior. This is due to her similar hairstyle, her love of flowers, and her similarities to Ellen in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64''.
* It seemed to be agreed upon in the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' fandom that the Imperial Guard won the Kaurava campaign in ''Soulstorm'' even though the sequels never really revealed who won the conflict, only that [[spoiler: the Space Marines lost]].
* May fans believe that Franchise/SlyCooper's dad's name is Connor Copper.
* Spice in ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' is, from a gameplay perspective, merely a commodity to be bought and sold at a profit; while it's not elaborated on much, the descriptions suggest that it is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin seasoning for food]] (also floor polish). However, the general consensus among fans is that spice is actually drugs, due to how the word is used in ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' and the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' (and possibly some other SciFi franchises as well). User-made levels for ''Spore Galactic Adventures'' have shown examples of spice dealers, spice smugglers, spice junkies, and even [[DrugsAreBad a campaign to ban spice]].
* Quite a few ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' fans consider ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' to be a sort of "unofficial canon." Basically, they acknowledge that it isn't really canon, but still consider it to be just as much a part of the ''Halo'' universe as the actual games.
** Since the launch of the Cortana app on Microsoft Windows, a common fan theory is that ''Halo''[='s=] Cortana is descended from it in the future. Since the app was originally named for the game character, it makes it a case of a StableTimeLoop.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', a FanTranslation of [[UniverseCompendium Perfect Works]] erroneously mentioned that Yui Uzuki, Citan's wife, beat him in a swordfight before they married. While this has since been debunked, [[BetterThanCanon it nonetheless makes Yui far more awesome]] (especially since Citan is otherwise TheAce and has been accused of being a CanonSue), so the myth continues anyway.
* It's unknown what the bond between the [[VideoGame/IceClimber Ice Climbers]] is, but the most common beliefs are they're siblings or they're lovers. [[BrotherSisterIncest Sometimes they're both.]] Likewise their ages are [[VagueAge ambiguous]] but fans typically have them as children around 10-15.
* In ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', the idea that if a Fleet Girl dies (i.e. is sunk) because of her Admiral's carelessness or incompetence, she'll be [[BackFromTheDead brought back]] [[CameBackWrong as a member]] [[FaceHeelTurn of the enemy Abyssal Fleet]] by her grudge, has found strong foothold in the fandom, helped by the [[DracoInLeatherPants solid]] [[EvilIsCool popularity]] of the Abyssal Fleet. There's even a Pixiv tag dedicated to the "corrupted" Fleet Girls.
** A related idea is that members of the existing Abyssal Fleet were once Fleet Girls. This one sometimes comes up as a backstory for the [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wo-class aircraft carrier]] in particular.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series of games has various out-of-game developer works, ranging from [[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/developers production commentaries]] to [[http://c0da.es/ fanfiction.]]
* 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 ''Symphonia''[='s=] ending acted as YearZero for a new calendar.
* While the protagonists of ''VideoGame/CarnEvil'' were never given names, fans tend to call Player 1 Jacob and Player 2 Lisa. It seems that this came about when someone added the two names to Wikipedia in 2007, and the fandom ran with it. (The editor didn't even call Lisa Player 2; they gave the name to the innocent bystander, whose canon name is Betty.) In fan art, Jacob is depicted with a red jacket, a green t-shirt with blue jeans and carries a flashlight, while Lisa wears a blue crop-top jacket, jeans and a purple-and-white hat.
* It's a popular idea among fans of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' that items dropped on the ground de-spawn because [[ActionBomb Creepers]] steal them.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'':
** Almost every fan agrees on the theory that [[spoiler:Ryouko Otonashi is Junko Enoshima's real name, and that both of the twins' names are fake names]]. While nothing in ''LightNovel/DanganRonpaZero'' says this to be true, it fits very well into what is shown.
** Nearly every bit of artwork for after the events of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has [[spoiler:Kuzuryuu wearing his eyepatch, and being the one who transplanted Enoshima's right eye into himself, due to the person in the CG has a near identical hairstyle and is transplanted his right eye, the same one Kuzuryuu lost]].
** Most artwork of [[spoiler:the first game survivors as Future Foundation members]] depicts Hagakure with his hair in a ponytail. This was made [[AscendedFanon canon]] in the design sketches included in the ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' artbook.
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'': A disproportionately high number of fans seem to believe that "Raptor," the VIP that you protect in the mission "Wolverines!", is the President of the United States--if only because [[RuleOfCool it makes it seem so much more badass when you save his life]]. In the actual game, his identity and position in the government are never revealed and there are lots of people who would qualify for his level of protection. About the only evidence supporting the theory is that his callsign, "Raptor," alludes to a large bird of prey; the POTUS' traditional Secret Service callsign is "Eagle," another large bird of prey.
* 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 handkerchief that he wore in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQUN7QAnMp0 live-action commercial]] for the game but can also involve editing the stripes on his shirt.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
** The protagonist is often depicted as gender-neutral in the game, a lot of fan works, though, end up showing them as a girl or agender.
** Mettaton's gender opens a whole can of worms. Though he is referred as male through the game, he is depicted in fan works as a woman, transwoman, gender-fluid, and so on. In fact, depending on where you look, fan works depicting him as male may be rare. His heart is also often depicted in M-rated fan works as a very sensitive sexual organ.
** By now, most believe that [[spoiler:Gaster]] is Sans and Papyrus' father, grandfather or adoptive father. It's also believed that Sans mostly raised Papyrus by himself.
** It's not in the game itself, but a fair amount of fan portrayals of [[spoiler:Sans]]'s boss fight depict him wearing his brother's scarf as a way of remembrance. [[spoiler:Sans's depression]] also tends to be exaggerated in fanfic.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Mei's snowsuit conceals her actual body shape, so fan art often portrays her as buxom and curvy, ranging from just [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure hourglass-shaped]] to outright BigBeautifulWoman.
** Fandom really likes the idea that Pharah is a biker when she's not flying, presumably as a reference to ''Film/TopGun''.
* More than a few ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fan works portray Callie and Marie as adopted siblings due to the fact they're biologically cousins yet their idol duo is named "Squid Sisters." ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' supplementary material implies otherwise, however the fanon isn't officially jossed
* The gender of Kyros, the [[VillainWorld world-conquering]] EvilOverlord in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is pointedly left {{ambiguous|Gender}}, 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/{{Ultima}}'': Ever since the reveal in ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in ''VideoGame/UltimaI'' were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Arms}}'':
** Ribbon Girl is canonically seventeen however fans are more likely to depict her as a few years older.
** Twintelle as a CoolBigSis towards Ribbon Girl, Min-Min, and Mechanica. This also often involves Mechanica or Ribbon Girl being infatuated with her.
** Min-Min and Ribbon Girl are often depicted as friends due to their similar age.
27th Aug '17 9:53:13 AM Pichu-kun
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** Adult Link's are usually presented in fanon slightly older than they canonically are (19-21 rather than 15-18).

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** Adult Link's are usually presented in fanon as being slightly older than they canonically are (19-21 rather than 15-18).



** Fado (the blonde Kokiri with the hair puffs) is often depicted as Mido's twin sister. They both



** There's a little bit of joke fanon that the muffins a child make in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' have meat in them, as vegetarian Sims get sick from eating them.

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** There's a little bit of joke fanon that the muffins a child make in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' have meat in them, as them. This is because vegetarian Sims get sick from eating them.



* More than a few ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fan works portray Callie and Marie as adopted siblings due to the fact they're biologically cousins yet their idol duo is named "Squid Sisters."

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* More than a few ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fan works portray Callie and Marie as adopted siblings due to the fact they're biologically cousins yet their idol duo is named "Squid Sisters."" ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' supplementary material implies otherwise, however the fanon isn't officially jossed



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

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'': Ever since the reveal in ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' that the [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kilrathi]] exist in the same universe as Britannia, many fans have speculated that the "TIE-Fighters" you fought in ''VideoGame/UltimaI'' were actually [[SpaceFighter Dralthi]].Dralthi]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Arms}}'':
** Ribbon Girl is canonically seventeen however fans are more likely to depict her as a few years older.
** Twintelle as a CoolBigSis towards Ribbon Girl, Min-Min, and Mechanica. This also often involves Mechanica or Ribbon Girl being infatuated with her.
** Min-Min and Ribbon Girl are often depicted as friends due to their similar age.
18th Aug '17 11:41:06 AM Rebu
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** Making Udina actually competent and helpful is fairly popular.

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** Making Udina actually competent and helpful in AlternateUniverse fics is fairly popular.popular. As is making Cerberus competent.
8th Aug '17 11:27:10 PM BigKlingy
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** After the release of ''Awakening'', it's common to think of Dragon's Gate in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' as an Outrealm Gate connecting to Archanea, the world of Marth's games. This is because dragons are all but wiped out in Elibe, but are said to be plentiful in the world beyond the Dragon's Gate, as well as ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' having a Dragon's Gate that functions the same way as ''Awakening's'' Outrealm Gate.
** There are many fanon theories about what happened to the cast of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' during the 20 year TimeSkip between it and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade''. Lucius is often assumed to be the caretaker of Lugh and Raigh's orphanage who was killed during Bern's invasion, since his ''Blazing Blade'' ending mentions him opening an orphanage. Guy is assumed to have been killed in a duel with Karel some time after ''Blazing Blade'' (their A support has them promising to duel someday), and Karel's [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone guilt over this]] is said to have been a factor in his HeelFaceTurn between games (along with his sister's death from illness).


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** As of ''Spirit of Justice'', Gumshoe is one of the only classic trilogy recurring characters who hasn't appeared post-TimeSkip. Fanon usually has him in some not-insignificant position in the police department (sometimes even as chief) and married to Maggey.
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