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2nd Dec '16 9:15:38 AM Mouren
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** The changelings being true bug ponies with a hive, being born as grubs, etc. All made canonical via Thorax's flashback in "The Times They Are A Changeling"

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** The changelings being true bug ponies with a hive, being born as grubs, etc. All made canonical via Thorax's flashback in "The Times They Are A Changeling"Changeling" and delved deeper into during the finale, "To Where and Back Again (Part 2)"
17th Nov '16 5:18:34 PM PF
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* The "DS" in UsefulNotes/NintendoDS originally stood for "Developer's System," as units released at that time were purely for developers to use in their production process.[[note]]The intended name for the final product would have been the "Nintendo Nitro".[[/note]] The press kept insisting it stood for "Dual Screen", so Nintendo, realizing that they were already getting brand name recognition from it, just made DS the official name.
** Another theory is that the name "Developer's System" only came about because of a misinterpretation of what was said in an interview about how easy the DS was to develop for, but the Internet took the quote and ran with it until suddenly it became the name many people thought DS originally stood for.
** This happened ''again'' with the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo released a statement saying it would not be called the 3DS when it launched, but it got so much publicity as the 3DS that they released it under that name anyway.

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* The "DS" in UsefulNotes/NintendoDS originally stood for "Developer's System," as units released at that time were purely for developers to use in their production process.[[note]]The intended name for the final product would have been the "Nintendo Nitro".[[/note]] The press kept insisting it stood for "Dual Screen", so Nintendo, realizing that they were already getting brand name recognition from it, just made DS the official name.
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name. Another theory is that the name "Developer's System" only came about because of a misinterpretation of what was said in an interview about how easy the DS was to develop for, but the Internet took the quote and ran with it until suddenly it became the name many people thought DS originally stood for.
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for. This happened ''again'' with the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo released a statement saying it would not be called the 3DS when it launched, but it got so much publicity as the 3DS that they released it under that name anyway.



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': While rare for works made by ZUN alone, Creator/TwilightFrontier (with whom he partners for the [[GaidenGame fighting game spinoffs]]) are known to incorporate {{Fanon}} into [[PromotedFanboy their]] character sprites and animations.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': While rare for works made by ZUN alone, Creator/TwilightFrontier (with whom he partners for the [[GaidenGame fighting game spinoffs]]) are known to incorporate {{Fanon}} into [[PromotedFanboy their]] character sprites and animations.animations:



* In ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'', the US version states Gunloc has been rumored to be related to a famous street fighter, implying a relation to Guile due to the similarity of Gunloc's sonic fist attack. Gaming magazines further spread the rumor that Gunloc and Guile were brothers. Blade's ending in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie'' arcade game reveals Blade is operating undercover as a Shadaloo trooper, and is actually Gunloc, and Guile's brother, making the connection canon to that continuity. As for the main ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' continuity, this is not confirmed, though there is a profile for Blade on the Japanese ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' website, describing Blade as a member of the North American Shadaloo branch.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'', the US version The overseas versions of ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'' states that Gunloc has been is rumored to be related to a famous street fighter, implying a relation to Guile due to the similarity of Gunloc's sonic fist Sonic Fist attack. Gaming magazines further spread the rumor that Gunloc and Guile were brothers. Blade's ending in the arcade version of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie'' arcade game reveals Blade that he is actually Gunloc operating undercover as a Shadaloo trooper, and is actually Gunloc, and trooper. It also reveals that he's Guile's brother, making the connection canon to that continuity. As for the main ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' continuity, this is not confirmed, though there is a profile for Blade on the Japanese ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' website, describing Blade Capcom Fighters Network website that describes him as a member of the North American Shadaloo branch.branch of Shadaloo.
17th Nov '16 4:06:00 PM QueenOfSpades
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** There's a push in the fandom for a black actor to be cast to play Newt Scamander (author of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''). The description of Scamander's grandson as "swarthy" in a WhereAreTheyNow sequel short story [[http://allerasphinx.tumblr.com/post/91171494567/inkyopinions-last-of-the-ringleaders-of can taken as supporting this]].
7th Nov '16 2:04:03 PM Prime32
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** For a long time, fans could never decide what AnimeChineseGirl Hong's name was, as it could be read as either Japanese (Kurenai Misuzu) or Mandarin (Hong Meiling), so they [[FanNickname decided to just call her China]]. At the same time that ZUN confirmed her name was actually Hong Meiling, he also said he calls her China as well, and the name remains popular.
** The mid-bosses of Stage 2 and Stage 4 of ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' were never identified despite their unique sprites, with no dialogue, character profiles or even names, and after they became [[EnsembleDarkhorse disproportionately popular]] they were given the {{Fan Nickname}}s Daiyousei (big/great fairy) and Koakuma (little devil) respectively. ZUN then used those names himself when referring to them, though he said that they were the names of ''types'' of youkai and not those individuals specifically. This one is mostly ignored however, as the personalities he described them as possessing (impetuous, selfish and mischievous like most low-level youkai) was completely antithetical to the ones fans had devised.
** Keine being a teacher in the Human Village (and dolling out ''headbutts'' to students as punishment) started out as a fan theory.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** For a long time, fans could never decide what AnimeChineseGirl Hong's name was, as it could be read as either Japanese (Kurenai Misuzu) or Mandarin (Hong Meiling), so they [[FanNickname decided to just call her China]]. At
''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': While rare for works made by ZUN alone, Creator/TwilightFrontier (with whom he partners for the same time that ZUN confirmed her name was actually Hong Meiling, he also said he calls her China as well, [[GaidenGame fighting game spinoffs]]) are known to incorporate {{Fanon}} into [[PromotedFanboy their]] character sprites and the name remains popular.
animations.
** The mid-bosses of Stage 2 and Stage 4 of ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' were never identified despite their unique sprites, with no dialogue, character profiles or even names, and after they became [[EnsembleDarkhorse disproportionately popular]] they were given the {{Fan Nickname}}s Daiyousei (big/great fairy) and Koakuma (little devil) respectively. ZUN then used those names himself when referring to them, though he said clarifying that they were the names of ''types'' of youkai descriptive terms for their species rather than personal names, and not those individuals specifically. This one is mostly ignored however, as the describing their personalities he described them as possessing (impetuous, selfish and mischievous like most low-level youkai) was completely antithetical to the ones fans had devised.
** Keine
being a teacher in closer to TheImp than the Human Village (and dolling out ''headbutts'' to students as punishment) started out as a fan theory.ShrinkingViolet portrayal that was common in {{Fanon}}.



** Mokou (whose portrait shows her with her hands in her pockets) is frequently depicted in doujins and fan-games as [[TethercatPrinciple keeping them there while she fights]], and [[ExtremityExtremist using only her legs for melee attacks]]. ''Eleven years'' after her debut, ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' has her fight as such for most of her standard attacks. Likewise, Mokou [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap dying and returning to life after every attack]] was often interpreted as her being [[GlassCannon unusually fragile]] due to abusing CastFromHitPoints in order to boost her attack power; ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' would make this an actual mechanic, with Mokou's gameplay revolving around a combination of self-damaging and self-healing abilities.



** A running theory throughout most of the fandom was that Gensokyo ran on the opposite of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, and that where there is a lack of belief in the outside world the thing or person comes to Gensokyo, a theory based on [[TheOneGuy Rinnosuke]]'s own speculations in ''Curiosities of Lotus Asia''. Nods to this theory were seen in ''Mountain of Faith'', but it didn't become canonical until ''Ten Desires'', where the antagonist based her entire plan around it.
** Mokou is frequently depicted in doujins and fan-games as [[ExtremityExtremist only using her legs for melee]] while keeping her hands in her pockets. ''Eleven years'' after her debut, ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' has her fight as such for most of her standard attacks.
1st Nov '16 6:26:19 PM nombretomado
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* Philip Pullman was once asked why certain minor characters in ''HisDarkMaterials'' have daemons who are the same gender as they are (most people have daemons of opposite gender and the narrative says so). When his questioner asked if it meant that those characters were gay, he basically said "sure, why not" -- he had never actually been able to come up with a reason for it.

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* Philip Pullman was once asked why certain minor characters in ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' have daemons who are the same gender as they are (most people have daemons of opposite gender and the narrative says so). When his questioner asked if it meant that those characters were gay, he basically said "sure, why not" -- he had never actually been able to come up with a reason for it.
31st Oct '16 5:22:00 PM nombretomado
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* A rather startlingly large example with DawsonsCreek: [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Dawson and Joey]] were originally supposed to be the OfficialCouple who ended up together long-term, with Pacey as merely a funny RecklessSidekick. However, Joey and Pacey eventually became the FanPreferredCouple to a strong degree, and as a result, they end up together in the series finale.

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* A rather startlingly large example with DawsonsCreek: ''Series/DawsonsCreek'': [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Dawson and Joey]] were originally supposed to be the OfficialCouple who ended up together long-term, with Pacey as merely a funny RecklessSidekick. However, Joey and Pacey eventually became the FanPreferredCouple to a strong degree, and as a result, they end up together in the series finale.
29th Oct '16 11:51:58 AM nombretomado
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%%* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'''s GregWeisman does it [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=11582 here]].

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%%* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'''s GregWeisman Creator/GregWeisman does it [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=11582 here]].
8th Oct '16 5:47:57 PM Mullon
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* Because ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' was an interactive story on an {{imageboard}}, anybody could post anything in the thread. The author, Weaver, tooks several bizzare suggestions seriously, including putting a severed hand up a pneumatic tube - "there it goes..." and blending several other body parts into a GODAWFUL SMOOTHIE. [[spoiler:(This last may be what pushed Red over the edge.)]] Besides the inevitable trolls, there were quite a few pieces of original fanart. The author included several visual items, including a [[spoiler:sort of trident spear tied to a longer handle broken off something else, carried by Ace, as well as the visual design of the mutated doctor Filbert]].

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* Because ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' was an interactive story on an {{imageboard}}, Website/FourChan, anybody could post anything in the thread. The author, Weaver, tooks several bizzare suggestions seriously, including putting a severed hand up a pneumatic tube - "there it goes..." and blending several other body parts into a GODAWFUL SMOOTHIE. [[spoiler:(This last may be what pushed Red over the edge.)]] Besides the inevitable trolls, there were quite a few pieces of original fanart. The author included several visual items, including a [[spoiler:sort of trident spear tied to a longer handle broken off something else, carried by Ace, as well as the visual design of the mutated doctor Filbert]].
4th Oct '16 9:59:09 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'', the US version states Gunloc was rumored to be related to a famous street fighter, due to Gunloc's sonic fist attack resembling Guile's. Gaming magazines further spread the rumor that Gunloc and Guile were brothers. Blade's ending in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie'' arcade game reveals Blade is actually Gunloc and Guile's brother, making the connection canon to that continuity.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'', the US version states Gunloc was has been rumored to be related to a famous street fighter, implying a relation to Guile due to the similarity of Gunloc's sonic fist attack resembling Guile's.attack. Gaming magazines further spread the rumor that Gunloc and Guile were brothers. Blade's ending in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie'' arcade game reveals Blade is operating undercover as a Shadaloo trooper, and is actually Gunloc Gunloc, and Guile's brother, making the connection canon to that continuity.continuity. As for the main ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' continuity, this is not confirmed, though there is a profile for Blade on the Japanese ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' website, describing Blade as a member of the North American Shadaloo branch.
4th Oct '16 9:43:15 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'', the US version states Gunloc was rumored to be related to a famous street fighter, due to Gunloc's sonic fist attack resembling Guile's. Gaming magazines further spread the rumor that Gunloc and Guile were brothers. Blade's ending in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie'' arcade game reveals Blade is actually Gunloc and Guile's brother, making the connection canon to that continuity.
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