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7th Feb '16 8:24:44 PM nombretomado
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* A rather odd case for Banpresto's ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''. ''Original Generation'' ([=OG1=]) lets players choose between [[VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars Ryusei Date]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke Nanbu]], whose stories co-exist with one another for the first half of the game. It's only until the second half events unfold differently for either character. Come ''Original Generation 2'' ([=OG2=]), events state only Ryusei's second half of [=OG1=] happened; Kyosuke's second half is never mentioned at all. While this drops loads of {{foreshadowing}} from Kyosuke's second half of [=OG1=], fans were quick enough to deduce Banpresto did this to show that [=OG1=] was never meant to be played in favour for Kyosuke, but the sequel was, since the game was primarily focused on his story from ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]''. Strangely enough, Kai Kitamura seems to know the other members of the cast very well, even though he's a permanent character in Kyosuke's route. And to celebrate SRW's 15th anniversary, Banpresto released ''Original Generations'' ([=OGs=]), a VideoGameRemake on the PlayStation2 of both GBA games, which rehashes the storyline to include {{Early Bird Cameo}}s, new HumongousMecha, the cast of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'', new characters and a major personality change to [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]].
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* A rather odd case for Banpresto's ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''. ''Original Generation'' ([=OG1=]) lets players choose between [[VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars Ryusei Date]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke Nanbu]], whose stories co-exist with one another for the first half of the game. It's only until the second half events unfold differently for either character. Come ''Original Generation 2'' ([=OG2=]), events state only Ryusei's second half of [=OG1=] happened; Kyosuke's second half is never mentioned at all. While this drops loads of {{foreshadowing}} from Kyosuke's second half of [=OG1=], fans were quick enough to deduce Banpresto did this to show that [=OG1=] was never meant to be played in favour for Kyosuke, but the sequel was, since the game was primarily focused on his story from ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]''. Strangely enough, Kai Kitamura seems to know the other members of the cast very well, even though he's a permanent character in Kyosuke's route. And to celebrate SRW's 15th anniversary, Banpresto released ''Original Generations'' ([=OGs=]), a VideoGameRemake on the PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 of both GBA games, which rehashes the storyline to include {{Early Bird Cameo}}s, new HumongousMecha, the cast of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'', new characters and a major personality change to [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]].

* The ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' games "Time to Kill" and "Land of the Babes", for the original PlayStation, while decent in their own right, aren't regarded as canonical. The fact that they were made by different developers probably has something to do with that. Neither is the N64-exclusive installment ''Zero Hour'', supposedly.
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* The ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' games "Time to Kill" and "Land of the Babes", for the original PlayStation, UsefulNotes/PlayStation, while decent in their own right, aren't regarded as canonical. The fact that they were made by different developers probably has something to do with that. Neither is the N64-exclusive installment ''Zero Hour'', supposedly.
4th Feb '16 7:49:10 AM as140
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That is complete POV. Akira Toriyama´s statement indicates in no way that GT is non canon. Also DB Super/Battle of Gods have not overwritten GT so far since they are set years before GT begins. Therefore Pilaw and his minions could easily get back real age with the Dragonballs. To me it is not clear wether GT is canon or not.
* The ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie ''Battle of the Gods'' effectively retcons ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' by having [[spoiler:Pilaf and his crew be children again as a result of a poorly worded wish on the Dragon Balls]]. Akira Toriyama himself called ''GT'' a "wonderful side story", which is [[DamnedByFaintPraise a polite way of saying it didn't happen]], long before ''Battle of Gods'' was even imagined. In 2015, ''GT'' was placed into discontinuity yet again with the announcement of ''Dragon Ball Super'', a TV series that is a direct continuation of ''Z'' that ignores ''GT'' entirely.
29th Jan '16 7:29:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* If there was anything involving the Wrestling/{{WSU}} name prior to 2006, it was ignored at that time. Then in 2007 the previous year was ignored when it became an all women company.
24th Jan '16 12:18:59 AM YeOldeLuke
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**His next role-play franchise, ''Into the Black'', retconned the existence of ''Racing the Storm'' and everything from it, with the exception of [[BreakoutCharacter Flora the folf]].
23rd Jan '16 9:48:27 PM Twentington
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** The producers of ''Series/PressYourLuck'' wouldn't allow Michael Larson's game (split in half after taping and aired June 8 and 11, 1984) to air on Creator/{{USA|Network}} or Creator/{{GSN}} until 2003. The only indication that he'd even been on the show was the re-randomization of the board patterns.
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** The producers of ''Series/PressYourLuck'' wouldn't allow Michael Larson's game (split in half after taping and aired June 8 and 11, 1984) to air on Creator/{{USA|Network}} or Creator/{{GSN}} until 2003.2003, as he had [[LoopholeAbuse memorized the board patterns]] and hit the show up for over $100,000. The only indication that he'd even been on the show was the re-randomization of the board patterns.
10th Jan '16 2:55:28 AM SamMax
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has always existed in stages of canonicity, with works in higher levels overriding lower levels, and the six films overriding everything. But after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney decided to officially drop the lot of it, as seen [[http://starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page.html here]], with the business end formally coming down on April 25th, 2014. The Disney-Lucasfilm group created a dedicated Story Team to ensure ''everything'' produced under the new regime, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', is iron-clad and wholly consistent canonically, but this necessitates the formal axing and cessation of the old EU and content for it. All of the old EU material is now reclassified as "Legends" that may or may not have happened, and sold as such. One of the few works to remain in-canon post-Story Team is ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', which serves as a prequel to ''Rebels''. Naturally, most fans recognise that despite these declarations, 'historical' EU content is virtually unaffected and these edicts can be safely ignored...[[ItsOnlyJustBeginning for now, anyways]].
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has always existed in stages of canonicity, with works in higher levels overriding lower levels, and the six films overriding everything. But after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney decided to officially drop the lot of it, as seen [[http://starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page.html here]], with the business end formally coming down on April 25th, 2014. The Disney-Lucasfilm group created a dedicated Story Team to ensure ''everything'' produced under the new regime, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', is iron-clad and wholly consistent canonically, but this necessitates the formal axing and cessation of the old EU and content for it. All of the old EU material is now reclassified as "Legends" that may or may not have happened, and sold as such. One of the few works to remain in-canon post-Story Team is ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', which serves as a prequel to ''Rebels''. Naturally, most fans recognise that despite these declarations, 'historical' EU content is virtually unaffected and these edicts can be safely ignored...[[ItsOnlyJustBeginning [[ItHasOnlyJustBegun for now, anyways]].
10th Jan '16 2:54:32 AM SamMax
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has always existed in stages of canonicity, with works in higher levels overriding lower levels, and the six films overriding everything. But after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney decided to officially drop the lot of it, as seen [[http://starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page.html here]], with the business end formally coming down on April 25th, 2014. The Disney-Lucasfilm group created a dedicated Story Team to ensure ''everything'' produced under the new regime, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', is iron-clad and wholly consistent canonically, but this necessitates the formal axing and cessation of the old EU and content for it. All of the old EU material is now reclassified as "Legends" that may or may not have happened, and sold as such. One of the few works to remain in-canon post-Story Team is ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', which serves as a prequel to ''Rebels''. Naturally, most fans recognise that despite these declarations, 'historical' EU content is virtually unaffected and these edicts can be safely ignored.
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has always existed in stages of canonicity, with works in higher levels overriding lower levels, and the six films overriding everything. But after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney decided to officially drop the lot of it, as seen [[http://starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page.html here]], with the business end formally coming down on April 25th, 2014. The Disney-Lucasfilm group created a dedicated Story Team to ensure ''everything'' produced under the new regime, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', is iron-clad and wholly consistent canonically, but this necessitates the formal axing and cessation of the old EU and content for it. All of the old EU material is now reclassified as "Legends" that may or may not have happened, and sold as such. One of the few works to remain in-canon post-Story Team is ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', which serves as a prequel to ''Rebels''. Naturally, most fans recognise that despite these declarations, 'historical' EU content is virtually unaffected and these edicts can be safely ignored.ignored...[[ItsOnlyJustBeginning for now, anyways]].
7th Jan '16 1:19:50 PM Sammettik
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* The writer of Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat is very fond of [[ShownTheirWork showing his work]] and referencing lots of content from all over Batman and Batgirl's history, but willfully ignores bits of Cassie's backstory, including limiting her speaking ability and making her resentful of her father rather than loving towards him. Red Hood's role also implies Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis doesn't exist in this continuity.
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* The writer of Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'' is very fond of [[ShownTheirWork showing his work]] and referencing lots of content from all over Batman and Batgirl's history, but willfully ignores bits of Cassie's backstory, including limiting her speaking ability and making her resentful of her father rather than loving towards him. Red Hood's role also implies Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis doesn't exist in this continuity.
7th Jan '16 6:37:44 AM Sunflorazumarill
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* It's a general rule within ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' that the canonical game is the third game if a third version is made (Crystal, Emerald, Platinum, etc). If a previous game is referenced to it's always the third version, which is a mixture of the original two with changes. The exception is Yellow (a RecursiveAdaption of the anime), which is treated as non-canon in contrast with the other Gen I games. Though it wasn't originally a third version in Japan; it was actually the ''[[OddballInTheSeries fourth]]'' version.[[note]]Blue, which has the same story as Red and Green and was used as the basis for the international Red and Blue, was the third version there.[[/note]]
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* It's a general rule within ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' that the canonical game is the third game if a third version is made (Crystal, Emerald, Platinum, etc). If a previous game is referenced to it's always the third version, which is a mixture of the original two with changes. The exception is Yellow (a RecursiveAdaption RecursiveAdaptation of the anime), which is treated as non-canon in contrast with the other Gen I games. Though it wasn't originally a third version in Japan; it was actually the ''[[OddballInTheSeries fourth]]'' version.[[note]]Blue, which has the same story as Red and Green and was used as the basis for the international Red and Blue, was the third version there.[[/note]]
2nd Jan '16 7:05:57 PM FloydPinkerton
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Those examples don't fit this trope because they're small retcons rather than whole installments being stricken from continuity. The Romulan example wasn't necessarily even a change in continuity because the exact meaning of the "impulse only" line is debatable.
** The original series episode [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror "Balance of Terror"]] is highly regarded. However, its assertion that the Romulans do not have warp drive was [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale questionable at the time]], and was understandably ignored in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. ** The anti-religious view displayed in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E4WhoWatchesTheWatchers Who Watches The Watchers]] was never, ever brought up again.
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