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4th Apr '18 5:52:35 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* The Disney version of ''Disney/PeterPan'' doesn't always line up completely with its prequel film series ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'':
** At the end of the first movie, a young Wendy can be glimpsed, in a scene taking place shortly after the birth of Tinker Bell herself. This makes little chronological sense, as everything about the way Peter Pan and Tinker Bell are treated in the first film implies they've long been outstanding inhabitants of Neverland, enough that they've both passed into Earth's folklore by the time Wendy is 12 years old. (CanonDiscontinuity seems to have been declared on this particular scene, with later films apparently moving the timeline back to somewhere in the 19th century.)
** In ''The Pirate Fairy'':
*** Captain Hook's arrival in Neverland as shown in that film does not really fit in with what is known of his background in the 1953 film: it is implied there that he was a pirate captain all along and came as one to Neverland, complete with crew and ship (hence why said crew is so anxious for their captain to give upon his grudge with Peter already and finally go ''back'' to his old ways), whereas ''Pirate Fairy'' shows him arriving as a young cabin boy in Neverland and finding the ''Jolly Rogers'' (with Smee as captain) already in Neverland, to somehow become its captain after the events of the movie.
*** Hook's original sum-up of his crocodile problem in the 1953 movie made it clear that the Crocodile only started chasing him because he liked the taste of his hand when Peter fed it to the croc, and has been wanting more ever since. Even then, ''Pirate Fairy'' shows the Crocodile being first trained to hunt Hook by the fairies soon after it was born, and long before Hook's first confrontation with Peter Pan.
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* The Disney version of ''Disney/PeterPan'' doesn't always line up completely with its prequel film series ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'':
** At the end of the first movie, a young Wendy can be glimpsed, in a scene taking place shortly after the birth of Tinker Bell herself. This makes little chronological sense, as everything about the way Peter Pan and Tinker Bell are treated in the first film implies they've long been outstanding inhabitants of Neverland, enough that they've both passed into Earth's folklore by the time Wendy is 12 years old. (CanonDiscontinuity seems to have been declared on this particular scene, with later films apparently moving the timeline back to somewhere in the 19th century.)
** In ''The Pirate Fairy'':
*** Captain Hook's arrival in Neverland as shown in that film does not really fit in with what is known of his background in the 1953 film: it is implied there that he was a pirate captain all along and came as one to Neverland, complete with crew and ship (hence why said crew is so anxious for their captain to give upon his grudge with Peter already and finally go ''back'' to his old ways), whereas ''Pirate Fairy'' shows him arriving as a young cabin boy in Neverland and finding the ''Jolly Rogers'' (with Smee as captain) already in Neverland, to somehow become its captain after the events of the movie.
*** Hook's original sum-up of his crocodile problem in the 1953 movie made it clear that the Crocodile only started chasing him because he liked the taste of his hand when Peter fed it to the croc, and has been wanting more ever since. Even then, ''Pirate Fairy'' shows the Crocodile being first trained to hunt Hook by the fairies soon after it was born, and long before Hook's first confrontation with Peter Pan.
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18th Mar '18 6:21:13 AM uoftroper
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*** There's also the fact that Leia explicitly says she remembers what her biological mother was like in ''Return'', only for it to be revealed in ''Revenge'' that Padme died giving birth to the twins. Of course as a Force sensitive it's entirely possible that Force children have a much greater connection, and even memory, of their mother from within the room. Though that doesn't explain the disparity of Leia remembering her and Luke not. Another possibility is that Leia was talking about Breha Organa, her adopted mother.

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*** There's also the fact that Leia explicitly says she remembers what her biological mother was like in ''Return'', only for it to be revealed in ''Revenge'' that Padme died giving birth to the twins. Of course as a Force sensitive it's entirely possible that Force children have a much greater connection, and even memory, of their mother from within the room. Though that doesn't explain the disparity of Leia remembering her and Luke not. Another possibility is that Leia was talking about Breha Organa, her adopted mother. Another possibility is that Leia was lying: she is a princess and a diplomat, she simply said "She was beautiful" which was all Luke wanted to hear and which is not a very specific fact that only someone who actually knew the person would know about.
16th Mar '18 10:28:50 PM jormis29
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** TheStinger for the movie also suggests that ComicBook/TheAvengers are being formed with plans to take down the Hulk, and that General Ross will be involved somehow. ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' states that Nick Fury has known about the Hulk's whereabouts for quite some time, and was simply content to leave him alone rather than attempt to capture or kill him. The [[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel One-Shot]] ''The Consultant'' later {{Retcon}}ned the events of the Stinger to better fit with the later movies.

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** TheStinger for the movie also suggests that ComicBook/TheAvengers are being formed with plans to take down the Hulk, and that General Ross will be involved somehow. ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' states that Nick Fury has known about the Hulk's whereabouts for quite some time, and was simply content to leave him alone rather than attempt to capture or kill him. The [[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel One-Shot]] ''The Consultant'' ''Film/TheConsultant'' later {{Retcon}}ned the events of the Stinger to better fit with the later movies.
16th Mar '18 7:46:11 PM jormis29
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** Some of Agent Coulson's dialogue in ''Film/IronMan1'' seems to imply that ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} is a recently created organization; most glaringly, he only replies "We're working on it" when he's told that his organization should think of a less cumbersome name than "'''S'''tragic '''H'''omeland '''I'''ntervention, '''E'''spionage and '''L'''ogistics '''D'''ivision". Later, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots Agent Carter]]'' both firmly establish that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been around (under that name) since right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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** Some of Agent Coulson's dialogue in ''Film/IronMan1'' seems to imply that ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} is a recently created organization; most glaringly, he only replies "We're working on it" when he's told that his organization should think of a less cumbersome name than "'''S'''tragic '''H'''omeland '''I'''ntervention, '''E'''spionage and '''L'''ogistics '''D'''ivision". Later, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots Agent Carter]]'' ''Film/AgentCarter'' both firmly establish that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been around (under that name) since right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
14th Mar '18 10:33:52 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** The original game outright states that its central gimmick of traveling between various {{alternate universe}}s should normally be impossible (even with the aid of a [[CoolSpaceship Gummi Ship]]), and that Sora and co. are only able to do it because of {{the Heartless}}' invasion causing the barriers between worlds to break down. But then ''Birth By Sleep'' (which takes place around ten years before the Heartless were even ''created'') establishes that Keyblade wielders can travel between worlds pretty easily by using their Keyblades as "Keyblade Gliders", and that they regularly did this long before the Heartless came along.
22nd Feb '18 4:22:05 PM Jgorgon
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*** Bearing RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment in mind, let's just say that ''many'' religious sects could be seen as having [[Main/{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] restrictions into prohibitions in that manner.
22nd Feb '18 3:48:22 PM Jgorgon
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** In a possible case of AbortedArc, ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' introduces Bolivar Trask in a small supporting role as the United States Secretary of Defense, but never gives him a major role in the story. He later reappears in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' as a major antagonist... where he's gone from a tall, middle-aged African-American military officer to a Caucasian [[LittlePeopleAreSurreal dwarf]] scientist who was assassinated by Mystique in the 1970's.

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** In a possible case of AbortedArc, ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' introduces Bolivar Trask in a small supporting role as the United States Secretary of Defense, but never gives him a major role in the story. He later reappears in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' as a major antagonist... where he's gone from a tall, middle-aged African-American military officer to a Caucasian [[LittlePeopleAreSurreal [[Creator/PeterDinklage dwarf]] scientist who was assassinated by Mystique in the 1970's.
13th Jan '18 5:14:08 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/XMen'' film series is rather infamous for this, although the introduction of an AlternateTimeline created via MentalTimeTravel in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' excuses ''some'' of the discrepancies.

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* The ''Film/XMen'' film series ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' is rather infamous for this, although the introduction of an AlternateTimeline created via MentalTimeTravel in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' excuses ''some'' of the discrepancies.
6th Jan '18 5:02:07 AM HarpieSiren
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* While the existence of past Keyblade wielders was always a plot point in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', Keyblades themselves were treated as though they were rare and special. By ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', this is no longer the case, with one character even lampshading that "it seems like everyone has one of those things these days". Similarly, the original game claims that the Keyblade chooses its master, but ''Birth by Sleep'' shows that people become Keyblade wielders because other Keyblade wielders choose them as successors and make them undertake a rite of passage.

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* *''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
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While the existence of past Keyblade wielders was always a plot point in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', Keyblades themselves were treated as though they were rare and special. By ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', this is no longer the case, with one character even lampshading that "it seems like everyone has one of those things these days". Similarly, the original game claims that the Keyblade chooses its master, but ''Birth by Sleep'' shows that people become Keyblade wielders because other Keyblade wielders choose them as successors and make them undertake a rite of passage.
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI The original]] ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' pretty heavily implies that {{the Heartless}} are ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]]) people who've lost their hearts after being corrupted by Darkness. Hence, the climax of the game pretty clearly shows Sora [[spoiler: becoming a Heartless]] after he [[spoiler: sacrifices his heart to save Kairi]], and then [[spoiler: becoming human again]] after [[spoiler: Kairi uses her magic to restore his heart]]. But then ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' establishes that Heartless ''do'' have hearts, and that people don't become Heartless themselves; their ''hearts'' become Heartless after being corrupted by negative emotions and detaching from their bodies, while the heartless shell left behind is called a "Nobody".[[note]]To sum up: the terms are ''exactly'' backward. Heartless are hearts with ''no body''. Nobodies are bodies with no heart.[[/note]] But of course, Nobodies hadn't been introduced to the mythos at that point. [[KudzuPlot It's probably best not to think too hard about the climax...]]



* [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI The original]] ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' pretty heavily implies that {{the Heartless}} are ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]]) people who've lost their hearts after being corrupted by Darkness. Hence, the climax of the game pretty clearly shows Sora [[spoiler: becoming a Heartless]] after he [[spoiler: sacrifices his heart to save Kairi]], and then [[spoiler: becoming human again]] after [[spoiler: Kairi uses her magic to restore his heart]]. But then ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' establishes that Heartless ''do'' have hearts, and that people don't become Heartless themselves; their ''hearts'' become Heartless after being corrupted by negative emotions and detaching from their bodies, while the heartless shell left behind is called a "Nobody".[[note]]To sum up: the terms are ''exactly'' backward. Heartless are hearts with ''no body''. Nobodies are bodies with no heart.[[/note]] But of course, Nobodies hadn't been introduced to the mythos at that point. [[KudzuPlot It's probably best not to think too hard about the climax...]]

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* [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI The original]] ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' pretty heavily implies that {{the Heartless}} are ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]]) people who've lost their hearts after being corrupted by Darkness. Hence, the climax of the game pretty clearly shows Sora [[spoiler: becoming a Heartless]] after he [[spoiler: sacrifices his heart to save Kairi]], and then [[spoiler: becoming human again]] after [[spoiler: Kairi uses her magic to restore his heart]]. But then ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' establishes that Heartless ''do'' have hearts, and that people don't become Heartless themselves; their ''hearts'' become Heartless after being corrupted by negative emotions and detaching from their bodies, while the heartless shell left behind is called a "Nobody".[[note]]To sum up: the terms are ''exactly'' backward. Heartless are hearts with ''no body''. Nobodies are bodies with no heart.[[/note]] But of course, Nobodies hadn't been introduced to the mythos at that point. [[KudzuPlot It's probably best not to think too hard about the climax...]]
4th Dec '17 6:57:38 PM CheeseDogX
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** In the first game, when Phoenix and Grossberg first meet, it's implied they never met, even though he appears in the first case of the third game, which is a flashback. Though it could be argued Grossberg never got a good look at Phoenix (who was wearing a face mask due to his cold), and Phoenix was hopped up on cold medicine and only remembered the incident hazily. They also didn't interact meaningfully.

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** In the first game, when Phoenix and Grossberg first meet, it's implied they never met, even though he appears in the first case of the third game, which is a flashback. Though it could be argued Grossberg never got a good look at Phoenix (who was wearing a face surgical mask due to his a cold), and Phoenix was could have been hopped up on cold medicine and only remembered forgot the incident hazily. less-important parts of the trial. They also didn't interact meaningfully.meaningfully in that flashback case.
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