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20th Oct '16 10:46:50 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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This generally comes about because the author either didn't know better or perhaps [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]]. Often, though, it's an attempt to make it BetterThanCanon. Sometimes it's played for humor, but with something like this [[PoesLaw it can be hard to tell]]...

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This generally comes about because the author either didn't know better or perhaps [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]].care. Often, though, it's an attempt to make it BetterThanCanon. Sometimes it's played for humor, but with something like this [[PoesLaw it can be hard to tell]]...
3rd Sep '16 1:43:22 PM EBsessed
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Also worthy of note is that many cases of traditional canon defilement actually are canon, but in those cases, it's always when a PromotedFanboy gets to [[RunningTheAsylum Run The Asylum]] and just abuses editorial fiat. It takes quite a lot more for them to really get this term thrown at them, but it generally tends to sting a lot more, since their influence will (usually) affect future stories as well. Please note that it isn't Canon Defilement if the original creative crew is responsible; it's just good old SeasonalRot[=/=]CreatorBreakdown.

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Also worthy of note is that many cases of traditional canon defilement actually are canon, canonical, but in those cases, it's always when a PromotedFanboy gets to [[RunningTheAsylum Run The Asylum]] and just abuses editorial fiat. It takes quite a lot more for them to really get this term thrown at them, but it generally tends to sting a lot more, since their influence will (usually) affect future stories as well. Please note that it isn't Canon Defilement if the original creative crew is responsible; it's just good old SeasonalRot[=/=]CreatorBreakdown.



* Canon CharacterDerailment in general (often referred to as OutOfCharacter or OOC).

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* Canon Canonical CharacterDerailment in general (often referred to as OutOfCharacter or OOC).
25th Aug '16 3:22:15 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]".[[/note]]


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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]".[[/note]]
28th Apr '16 2:08:46 PM Luigifan
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{{Fanfiction}} communities, like any other fandom, have their own set of standards. While technically, all fanfiction is free to just do whatever it wants (hell, all fiction in general is, too), there are a number of topics and tropes that cause revulsion amongst these communities. The revulsion can range from forgivable (most beginning writers are given a free pass for this so long as they aren't particularly mean-spirited) to [[FandomBerserkButton sending whole communities up in arms]] (which will sometimes result in being banned as a particularly light sentence).

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{{Fanfiction}} communities, like any other fandom, have their own set of standards. While technically, all fanfiction is free to just do whatever it wants (hell, all fiction in general is, too), there are a number of topics and tropes [[FandomBerserkButton that cause revulsion and anger amongst these communities. communities]]. The revulsion can range from forgivable (most beginning writers are given a free pass for this so long as they aren't particularly mean-spirited) to [[FandomBerserkButton [[FandomHeresy sending whole communities up in arms]] (which will sometimes result in being banned as a particularly light sentence).
19th Jul '15 3:39:35 PM MsChibi
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** Changing their personality in ways that majorly conflict with their established mannerisms (again, for either PossessionSue or DieForOurShip).

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** Changing their personality in ways that majorly conflict with their established mannerisms (again, for either PossessionSue or DieForOurShip). This especially includes {{Chickification}} or {{Wimpification}}.
22nd May '15 9:46:06 AM rjd1922
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** (Regularly) Disregarding their capabilities or giving completely new and unlikely ones in order to facilitate the plot.

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** (Regularly) Disregarding their capabilities or [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands giving completely new and unlikely ones in order to facilitate the plot.plot]].
24th Mar '15 10:44:19 AM SantosLHalper
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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]"; interestingly enough, there is a very well-written fanfic that does exactly that: ''Fanfic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind''.[[/note]]

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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]"; interestingly enough, there is a very well-written fanfic that does exactly that: ''Fanfic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind''.war]]".[[/note]]
28th Feb '15 1:34:03 AM StFan
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It is important to note that Canon Defilement ''does'' have a subjective side to it. Sometimes, one person's Canon Defilement is another person's fanfiction idea - and criticisms about it being Canon Defilement sometimes get responded to with a big ignore.

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It is important to note that Canon Defilement ''does'' have a subjective side to it. Sometimes, one person's Canon Defilement is another person's fanfiction idea - -- and criticisms about it being Canon Defilement sometimes get responded to with a big ignore.



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4th Dec '14 4:25:04 PM MsAmiClassified
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{{Fanfiction}} communities, like any other fandom, have their own set of standards. While technically, all fanfiction is free to just do whatever it wants (hell, all fiction in general is, too), there are a number of topics and tropes that cause revulsion amongst these communities. The revulsion can range from forgivable (most beginning writers are given a free pass for this so long as they aren't particularly mean-spirited) to [[GannonBanned sending whole communities up in arms]] (which will sometimes result in being banned as a particularly light sentence).

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{{Fanfiction}} communities, like any other fandom, have their own set of standards. While technically, all fanfiction is free to just do whatever it wants (hell, all fiction in general is, too), there are a number of topics and tropes that cause revulsion amongst these communities. The revulsion can range from forgivable (most beginning writers are given a free pass for this so long as they aren't particularly mean-spirited) to [[GannonBanned [[FandomBerserkButton sending whole communities up in arms]] (which will sometimes result in being banned as a particularly light sentence).
28th Aug '14 6:09:56 AM SgtFrog1
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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [note]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]"; interestingly enough, there is a very well-written fanfic that does exactly that: ''Fanfic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind''.[/note]

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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [note]This [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]"; interestingly enough, there is a very well-written fanfic that does exactly that: ''Fanfic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind''.[/note][[/note]]
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