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13th Oct '15 7:55:53 AM Cavery210
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** Same thing with ''Manga/DragonBall''
18th Aug '15 6:11:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': Axl.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': Axl.
18th Aug '15 6:08:21 PM eyebones
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** [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers The original cartoon]] is even worse, with every bit of {{backstory}} contradicting all others as if it went out of its way to do so. It's no wonder the comics' take, even with conflicts, is generally taken over it. Ask someone where Megatron came from, you're more likely to hear "gladatorial combat" than "[[MultipleChoicePast The evil Constructicons built him. Then he turned the good Constructicons evil. Then he built the evil Constructicons]]."

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** * [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers The original cartoon]] is even worse, with every bit of {{backstory}} contradicting all others as if it went out of its way to do so. It's no wonder the comics' take, even with conflicts, is generally taken over it. Ask someone where Megatron came from, you're more likely to hear "gladatorial combat" than "[[MultipleChoicePast The evil Constructicons built him. Then he turned the good Constructicons evil. Then he built the evil Constructicons]]."



** A notable exception is the ''Trek'' comic books of the early 80s. i.e. the ones written after ''Khan'' without any knowledge of the plot of ''Search For Spock,'' where Kirk spends an extended time with Saavik as his science officer because Spock is dead. Even worse are those written after ''Search'' with no knowledge of the plot of ''Voyage Home,'' where Kirk is captain of the ''Excelsior,'' and Spock is captain of another ship, the ''Surak.'' Severe wanking ensues.

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** * A notable exception is the ''Trek'' comic books of the early 80s. i.e. the ones written after ''Khan'' without any knowledge of the plot of ''Search For Spock,'' where Kirk spends an extended time with Saavik as his science officer because Spock is dead. Even worse are those written after ''Search'' with no knowledge of the plot of ''Voyage Home,'' where Kirk is captain of the ''Excelsior,'' and Spock is captain of another ship, the ''Surak.'' Severe wanking ensues.



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is a variation, in that it's not what's canon that's the problem, it's what ''order'' it's in.
** And now that we do know the order, the contention is all over filling in the gaps between titles.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is a variation, in that it's not what's canon that's the problem, it's what ''order'' it's in.
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in. And now that we do know the order, the contention is all over filling in the gaps between titles.
14th May '15 9:00:29 AM Harpsichord
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* The internet fights over which parts of the Manga/SaintSeiya franchise are canon and how (or even if) they all connect can reach immense levels.

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* The internet fights over which parts of the Manga/SaintSeiya ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' franchise are canon and how (or even if) they all connect can reach immense levels.



* The Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} is such a complete ContinuitySnarl that it's only through severe Canon Wank (often in essay form) that people can begin to put things in order.

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* The Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} ''Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}'' is such a complete ContinuitySnarl that it's only through severe Canon Wank (often in essay form) that people can begin to put things in order.



* Any attempt to work out how Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog's powers work in relation to physics -- albeit a distorted set of physics, due to the conceit of a universe with seven GreenRocks which become an InfinityPlusOneSword when their powers are combined. This is not helped by the actual different origin that Sega of America was allowed to come up with (whereas Sonic's speed was an in-born trait according to Sega of Japan, Sonic was the result of a lab experiment by Robotnik's GoodTwin via Sega Of America).

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* Any attempt to work out how Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog's ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s powers work in relation to physics -- albeit a distorted set of physics, due to the conceit of a universe with seven GreenRocks which become an InfinityPlusOneSword when their powers are combined. This is not helped by the actual different origin that Sega of America was allowed to come up with (whereas Sonic's speed was an in-born trait according to Sega of Japan, Sonic was the result of a lab experiment by Robotnik's GoodTwin via Sega Of America).
14th May '15 8:57:40 AM Harpsichord
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* The internet fights over which parts of the Manga/SaintSeiya franchise are canon and how (or even if) they all connect can reach immense levels.
7th Aug '14 10:39:17 AM Ogodei
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* Any attempt to work out how Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog's powers work in relation to physics -- albeit a distorted set of physics, due to the conceit of a universe with seven GreenRocks which become an InfinityPlusOneSword when their powers are combined.

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* Any attempt to work out how Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog's powers work in relation to physics -- albeit a distorted set of physics, due to the conceit of a universe with seven GreenRocks which become an InfinityPlusOneSword when their powers are combined. This is not helped by the actual different origin that Sega of America was allowed to come up with (whereas Sonic's speed was an in-born trait according to Sega of Japan, Sonic was the result of a lab experiment by Robotnik's GoodTwin via Sega Of America).
2nd Mar '14 4:23:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Sort of. Most of ST's canon is straightforward enough other than that Abrams thing, time paradoxes excepted, which always work out in-arc. [[StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch The Enterprise relaunch novels]] may attract this though due to avoiding [[spoiler:Trip's death]] in the last TV episode.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Sort of. Most of ST's canon is straightforward enough other than that Abrams thing, time paradoxes excepted, which always work out in-arc. [[StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch [[Literature/StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch The Enterprise relaunch novels]] may attract this though due to avoiding [[spoiler:Trip's death]] in the last TV episode.
20th Oct '13 9:17:48 PM JIKTV
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Don't like the CanonDiscontinuity the writers introduced in your favorite storyline? Something stupid [[{{Rewrite}} never actually happened]]? Got a favorite element from the ExpandedUniverse that you just ''know'' in your heart is [=canon=]? Forget the {{MST3K Mantra}}. Don't relax.

Go on [=the Internet=] and fight for your right to participate in determining show canon! Perpetrate interminably long tracts and holy wars on the Internet. This is Canon Wank-ing at its finest.

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Don't like the CanonDiscontinuity the writers introduced in your favorite storyline? Something stupid [[{{Rewrite}} never actually happened]]? Got a favorite element from the ExpandedUniverse that you just ''know'' in your heart is [=canon=]? {{Canon}}? Forget the {{MST3K Mantra}}. Don't relax.

Go on [=the Internet=] the Internet and fight for your right to participate in determining show canon! Perpetrate interminably long tracts and holy wars on the Internet. This is Canon Wank-ing at its finest.
20th Oct '13 9:16:30 PM JIKTV
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Don't like the CanonDiscontinuity the writers introduced in your favorite storyline? Something stupid [[{{Rewrite}} never actually happened]]? Got a favorite element from the ExpandedUniverse that you just ''know'' in your heart is {{canon}}? Forget the {{MST3K Mantra}}. Don't relax.

Go on {{the Internet}} and fight for your right to participate in determining show canon! Perpetrate interminably long tracts and holy wars on the Internet. This is Canon Wank-ing at its finest.

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Don't like the CanonDiscontinuity the writers introduced in your favorite storyline? Something stupid [[{{Rewrite}} never actually happened]]? Got a favorite element from the ExpandedUniverse that you just ''know'' in your heart is {{canon}}? [=canon=]? Forget the {{MST3K Mantra}}. Don't relax.

Go on {{the Internet}} [=the Internet=] and fight for your right to participate in determining show canon! Perpetrate interminably long tracts and holy wars on the Internet. This is Canon Wank-ing at its finest.



* Many crusades have been fought over the ''{{Transformers}}'' comics. It doesn't help that the UK comics published stories taking place in between the US issues (which came out much more slowly) without knowing what specifically would happen next. At one point there were three Megatrons running around.

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* Many crusades have been fought over the ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' comics. It doesn't help that the UK comics published stories taking place in between the US issues (which came out much more slowly) without knowing what specifically would happen next. At one point there were three Megatrons running around.



* The {{Whoniverse}} is such a complete ContinuitySnarl that it's only through severe CanonWank (often in essay form) that people can begin to put things in order.

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* The {{Whoniverse}} Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} is such a complete ContinuitySnarl that it's only through severe CanonWank Canon Wank (often in essay form) that people can begin to put things in order.


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9th Sep '13 10:32:08 PM billman
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** A notable exception is the ''Trek'' comic books of the early 80s. E.g., the ones written after ''Khan'' without any knowledge of the plot of ''Search For Spock,'' where Kirk spends an extended time with Saavik as his science officer because Spock is dead. Even worse are those written after ''Search'' with no knowledge of the plot of ''Voyage Home,'' where Kirk is captain of the ''Excelsior,'' and Spock is captain of another ship, the ''Surak.'' Severe wanking ensues.

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** A notable exception is the ''Trek'' comic books of the early 80s. E.g., i.e. the ones written after ''Khan'' without any knowledge of the plot of ''Search For Spock,'' where Kirk spends an extended time with Saavik as his science officer because Spock is dead. Even worse are those written after ''Search'' with no knowledge of the plot of ''Voyage Home,'' where Kirk is captain of the ''Excelsior,'' and Spock is captain of another ship, the ''Surak.'' Severe wanking ensues.
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