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4th Aug '16 11:52:59 PM PaulA
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* Steven Brust includes {{Noodle Incident}}s in his [[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] series to give him ideas for future books in the series.

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* Steven Brust includes {{Noodle Incident}}s in his [[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] series Literature/{{Dragaera}} novels to give him ideas for future books in the series.
4th Aug '16 5:13:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[Creator/{{Bungie}} Bungie Studios]], creator of the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' franchises, absolutely relishes this; every game series and the canon surrounding it is festooned with little questions, hints, and unelaborated tangents, and Bungie's own attitude towards these questions is to let the fans come up with the answers.

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* [[Creator/{{Bungie}} Bungie Studios]], creator of the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' franchises, absolutely relishes this; every game series and the canon surrounding it is festooned with little questions, hints, and unelaborated tangents, and Bungie's own attitude towards these questions is to let the fans come up with the answers. Creator/ThreeFourThreeIndustries, the current studio in charge of ''Halo'', is fond of this too; in fact, their website for a time ran a special lore blog named "Canon Fodder".
21st Jul '16 6:20:40 AM KatanaCat
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has [[{{Administrivia}}/PeopleSitOnChairs of course]] been subject to the intentional version due to how long it can sometimes take to reach a plot thread the writers fully intend to deal with. However, one particular resulting fandom consensus stands out among the rest: when [[spoiler:Jasper]] fell into a crack in the ground and went unseen for some time afterwards... it led the fandom to decide that the generally agreed-upon (and very silly) temporary answer regarding her whereabouts is that she fell into the Underground from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has [[{{Administrivia}}/PeopleSitOnChairs [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs of course]] been subject to the intentional version due to how long it can sometimes take to reach a plot thread the writers fully intend to deal with. However, one particular resulting fandom consensus stands out among the rest: when [[spoiler:Jasper]] fell into a crack in the ground and went unseen for some time afterwards... it led the fandom to decide that the generally agreed-upon (and very silly) temporary answer regarding her whereabouts is that she fell into the Underground from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.
21st Jul '16 6:19:04 AM KatanaCat
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** Pinkie's [[WrongContextMagic unusual magical abilities]], and to a lesser extent, Fluttershy's as well. In canon, Twilight has given up ever understanding how Pinkie does what she does, but fanon has made her everything from an embodiment of Chaos, to a vampire hunter blessed by Celestia, to the descendant of a long line of necromancers who's intermittently possessed by twenty-seven of her ancestors.
*** Other suggested theories: Pinkie Pie is Loki's (Norse god of trickery) great-grandaughter. Pinkie has PowerBornOfMadness and can [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] because she's insane (or it made her insane), similar to SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'s insanity. Pinkie is a benevolent EldritchAbomination. Pinkie is a Warner Brothers cartoon who escaped into Ponyville. The list goes on and on...The WMG page for Friendship Is Magic has an entire section just for her!

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** Pinkie's [[WrongContextMagic unusual magical abilities]], and to a lesser extent, Fluttershy's as well. In canon, Twilight has given up ever understanding how Pinkie does what she does, but fanon has made her everything from an embodiment of Chaos, to a vampire hunter blessed by Celestia, to the descendant of a long line of necromancers who's intermittently possessed by twenty-seven of her ancestors.
*** Other
ancestors. Some other suggested theories: theories include: Pinkie Pie is Loki's (Norse god of trickery) great-grandaughter. Pinkie has PowerBornOfMadness and can [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] because she's insane (or it made her insane), similar to SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'s insanity. Pinkie is a benevolent EldritchAbomination. Pinkie is a Warner Brothers cartoon who escaped into Ponyville. The list goes on and on...The WMG page for Friendship Is Magic has an entire section just for her!



* ''TheSimpsons'': Why do Milhouse's parents, Kirk and Louanne, look almost exactly alike even though they're (supposedly) related only by marriage? The key may lie in an episode showing the founding of Springfield in pioneer days, in which a fair number of the settlers did ''not'' participate because they had already broken away to found Shelbyville, which recognized a man's right to "marry his cousins." Hmmmmm...

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* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Why do Milhouse's parents, Kirk and Louanne, look almost exactly alike even though they're (supposedly) related only by marriage? The key may lie in an episode showing the founding of Springfield in pioneer days, in which a fair number of the settlers did ''not'' participate because they had already broken away to found Shelbyville, which recognized a man's right to "marry his cousins." Hmmmmm...Hmmmmm...
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has [[{{Administrivia}}/PeopleSitOnChairs of course]] been subject to the intentional version due to how long it can sometimes take to reach a plot thread the writers fully intend to deal with. However, one particular resulting fandom consensus stands out among the rest: when [[spoiler:Jasper]] fell into a crack in the ground and went unseen for some time afterwards... it led the fandom to decide that the generally agreed-upon (and very silly) temporary answer regarding her whereabouts is that she fell into the Underground from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.
3rd Jul '16 4:51:31 PM nombretomado
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* This was and still is (though to a lesser degree) a major part of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' story. So much, in fact, that Franchise/{{LEGO}} actively encouraged and held contests for the fans to write their own stories to expand on previously vague plot details, and the winner entries went canon. Author-written stories also do this, as mysteries that have been lingering around for years constantly get solved (in some cases, with very surprising results) as the story progresses. However there are still many things left unanswered, as several thousand year's worth of story has only been lightly touched upon, not to mention how many unexplored places, cities, islands, planets and ''universes'' there are. The fandom, of course, speculates the hell out of every tiny detail.

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* This was and still is (though to a lesser degree) a major part of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' story. So much, in fact, that Franchise/{{LEGO}} actively encouraged and held contests for the fans to write their own stories to expand on previously vague plot details, and the winner entries went canon. Author-written stories also do this, as mysteries that have been lingering around for years constantly get solved (in some cases, with very surprising results) as the story progresses. However there are still many things left unanswered, as several thousand year's worth of story has only been lightly touched upon, not to mention how many unexplored places, cities, islands, planets and ''universes'' there are. The fandom, of course, speculates the hell out of every tiny detail.
26th May '16 12:55:59 PM Willbyr
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* Writer of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', Kotaro Uchikoshi, stated in the Q&A on the game's official website that this was the main reason why he left so many points ambiguous. The same thing with the game's sequel, ''VirtuesLastReward''.

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* Writer of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', Kotaro Uchikoshi, stated in the Q&A on the game's official website that this was the main reason why he left so many points ambiguous. The same thing with the game's sequel, ''VirtuesLastReward''.''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.
20th May '16 5:33:48 AM DreamerCynist2
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** Since ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is building on what was once an ExcusePlot, many of the dangling threads have opportunities to become fanfic bait. How did the RED Spy meet BLU Scout's mom? When were the teams formed? How did Silas Mann become a Horseless {{Headless Horseman}}n? Why are the teams so similar to each other? Are the BLU mercs their own people or clones of the RED team? The exact details of the merc's individual backstories (along with how or why they started working for Mann Co.

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** Since ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is building on what was once an ExcusePlot, many of the dangling threads have opportunities to become fanfic bait. How did the RED Spy meet BLU Scout's mom? When were the teams formed? How did Silas Mann become a Horseless {{Headless Horseman}}n? Why are the teams so similar to each other? Are the BLU mercs their own people or clones of the RED team? The exact details of the merc's individual backstories (along with how or why they started working for Mann Co.Co) is naturally subject to this as well, given that much is either unexplored or subject to ContinuitySnarl.
20th May '16 4:47:16 AM DreamerCynist2
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** Since ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is building on what was once an ExcusePlot, many of the dangling threads have opportunities to become fanfic bait. How did the RED Spy meet BLU Scout's mom? When were the teams formed? How did Silas Mann become a Horseless {{Headless Horseman}}n?

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** Since ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is building on what was once an ExcusePlot, many of the dangling threads have opportunities to become fanfic bait. How did the RED Spy meet BLU Scout's mom? When were the teams formed? How did Silas Mann become a Horseless {{Headless Horseman}}n?Horseman}}n? Why are the teams so similar to each other? Are the BLU mercs their own people or clones of the RED team? The exact details of the merc's individual backstories (along with how or why they started working for Mann Co.
11th May '16 1:58:37 PM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' opened a couple threads in the first season mostly from when John was still attending high school - mysterious paintings around the school, mysterious behaviour from a girl John likes, something about said girl and Wichita, as well as a girl from Carlos's gang named Chola acting mysterious - all of which appear to be forgotten so far in the second season. (Chola does briefly appear in the second season, though there's no explanation of her earlier behavior.) A lot of these dropped threads were probably due to the writers' strike severely truncating the first season; that said, there are so many of them that season 2 almost qualifies as a minor {{Retool}}.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' opened a couple threads in the first season mostly from when John was still attending high school - mysterious paintings around the school, mysterious behaviour from a girl John likes, something about said girl and Wichita, as well as a girl from Carlos's gang named Chola acting mysterious - all of which appear to be forgotten so far in the second season. (Chola does briefly appear in the second season, though there's no explanation of her earlier behavior.) A lot of these dropped threads were probably due to the writers' strike severely truncating the first season; that said, there are so many of them that season 2 almost qualifies as a minor {{Retool}}.
17th Apr '16 6:01:06 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'': There are several hints throughout the game that Arcadia may have once had a seventh Black Moon, which was either destroyed or sank below the planet's surface thousands of years before the game takes place. Needless to say, it is extremely common for the Black Moon and/or it's civilization to show up in fanfics.

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* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'': The world of Arcadia is riddled with this, really, being set during the planet's Age of Discovery and thus presenting the player with a myriad of strange and mysterious bread crumbs, but the big one is the Black Moon. There are several hints throughout the game that Arcadia may have once had a seventh Black Moon, which was either destroyed or sank below the planet's surface thousands of years before the game takes place. Needless to say, it is extremely common for the Black Moon and/or it's its civilization to show up in fanfics.
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