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13th Jan '17 10:08:12 PM Kervinle2500
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' seemed to be a new series where everything has a fresh start, with each summoning methods belonging in their own dimensions (Standard, Fusion, Synchro, and XYZ), and there is a full-scale war initiated by the BigBad who seemingly wants to fuse all the dimensions together. That is ''not'' the case. AntiVillain LeoAkaba wanted to fuse the dimensions together because [[spoiler: he created four cards to deal with the BigBad, Zarc, who after becoming a duel champion, fused with his dragons (Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, Starve Venom Fusion Dragon, and Clear Wing Synchro Dragon), becoming an EldritchAbomination. His daughter Ray then snatched the four cards he created and uses them to defeat Zarc. The Original Dimension then split into four parts, as did Ray and Zarc, and he intitally didn't have any memories of the Original Dimension until he regained them. As a result of the retcon, Ray split into Yuzu, Serena, Ruri, and Rin and arc became [[TheHero Yuya]], [[TheStotic Yuto]], and [[TheSociopath Yuri]]. While the three are paired and they are close, Yuri and Serena did not have a special bond]].

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' seemed to be a new series where everything has a fresh start, with each summoning methods belonging in their own dimensions (Standard, Fusion, Synchro, and XYZ), and there is a full-scale war initiated by the BigBad who seemingly wants to fuse all the dimensions together. That is ''not'' the case. AntiVillain LeoAkaba wanted to fuse the dimensions together because [[spoiler: he created four cards to deal with the BigBad, Zarc, who after becoming a duel champion, fused with his dragons (Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, Starve Venom Fusion Dragon, and Clear Wing Synchro Dragon), becoming an EldritchAbomination. His daughter Ray then snatched the four cards he created and uses them to defeat Zarc. The Original Dimension then split into four parts, as did Ray and Zarc, and he intitally didn't have any memories of the Original Dimension until he regained them. As a result of the retcon, Ray split into Yuzu, Serena, Ruri, and Rin and arc became [[TheHero Yuya]], [[TheStotic [[TheStoic Yuto]], [[HotBlooded Yugo]], and [[TheSociopath Yuri]]. While the three are paired and they are close, Yuri and Serena did not have a special bond]].
13th Jan '17 10:06:19 PM Kervinle2500
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' seemed to be a new series where everything has a fresh start, with each summoning methods belonging in their own dimensions (Standard, Fusion, Synchro, and XYZ), and there is a full-scale war initiated by the BigBad who seemingly wants to fuse all the dimensions together. That is ''not'' the case. AntiVillain LeoAkaba wanted to fuse the dimensions together because [[spoiler: he created four cards to deal with the BigBad, Zarc, who after becoming a duel champion, fused with his dragons (Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, Starve Venom Fusion Dragon, and Clear Wing Synchro Dragon), becoming an EldritchAbomination. His daughter Ray then snatched the four cards he created and uses them to defeat Zarc. The Original Dimension then split into four parts, as did Ray and Zarc, and he intitally didn't have any memories of the Original Dimension until he regained them. As a result of the retcon, Ray split into Yuzu, Serena, Ruri, and Rin and arc became [[TheHero Yuya]], [[TheStotic Yuto]], and [[TheSociopath Yuri]]. While the three are paired and they are close, Yuri and Serena did not have a special bond]].
2nd Jan '17 7:16:18 PM p0larend0geny
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*** [[spoiler: As it turns out, this does save every living protagonist...except for the new timeline's John and Roxy, who are replaced by their pre-retcon counterparts.]]
** [[spoiler: However, all ghosts seem to be unaffected by this Cosmic Retcon.]]
29th Dec '16 1:09:28 AM Tuomas
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** In the 50th anniversary special [[spoiler: Gallifrey's destruction itself is retconned. Instead of destroying it, the Doctors sealed Gallifrey away in a pocket dimension, and Eleven then goes looking for it.]]
15th Dec '16 1:03:13 AM Doug86
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* In one of the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's sidekick [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky]] is violently killed during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2. Then near the end of the first season, Cap accidentally touches the Cosmic Cube, which grants his greatest desire by [[spoiler: retroactively changing history so that Bucky survived the explosion]].

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* In one of the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's sidekick [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky]] is violently killed during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Then near the end of the first season, Cap accidentally touches the Cosmic Cube, which grants his greatest desire by [[spoiler: retroactively changing history so that Bucky survived the explosion]].
12th Dec '16 7:01:33 PM Steam_Lord
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--> '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Doctor Insano]]''': [[spoiler:The PlotHole created havoc because we used to live in a universe that made sense, but now that the whole ''is'' the universe, there is no conflict]].

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--> '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Doctor Insano]]''': [[spoiler:The PlotHole created havoc because we used to live in a universe that made sense, but now that the whole hole ''is'' the universe, there is no conflict]].
30th Oct '16 9:45:32 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{GURPS}} Infinite Worlds'', a retcon is called an "ontoclysm" or "reality quake", described as a cosmic event that can change the past and even the natural laws of a given universe. The game even gives rules for attempting to ''trigger'' one! It has been mentioned that superhero worlds are especially susceptible to reality quakes, and that any world with magic or super-powers could be explained by "shards" of the previous reality existing in the new universe (which sounds much like the DCU's explanations about the various Crisis of Infinite Retcons).

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* In ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Infinite Worlds'', a retcon is called an "ontoclysm" or "reality quake", described as a cosmic event that can change the past and even the natural laws of a given universe. The game even gives rules for attempting to ''trigger'' one! It has been mentioned that superhero worlds are especially susceptible to reality quakes, and that any world with magic or super-powers could be explained by "shards" of the previous reality existing in the new universe (which sounds much like the DCU's explanations about the various Crisis of Infinite Retcons).
31st Aug '16 3:51:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe, the book trilogy ''TheWarOfTheAncients'' {{RetCon}}s some parts of Azerothean history due to a few people going back in time (most notably the blue dragonflight going from extinct to having enough members to wage war against all other dragons and some mortals at the same time).

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* In the ''Videogame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe, the book trilogy ''TheWarOfTheAncients'' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheAncients'' {{RetCon}}s some parts of Azerothean history due to a few people going back in time (most notably the blue dragonflight going from extinct to having enough members to wage war against all other dragons and some mortals at the same time).



* The WellWorld series by Creator/JackChalker has this as a power granted by someone who has root access to the Well World's main computer. Nathan Brazil had rebooted the universe at least three times.
* In ''TheWheelOfTime'' this is a ''feature'' of its strongest magical attack, "balefire." Anything hit by balefire is erased from the past few seconds/minutes of time; anything living hit is DeaderThanDead, as the only known method of [[BackFromTheDead resurrecting someone]] without ''Reincarnation'' can only work if begun immediately after death. This not only stops [[BigBad the Dark One]] from bringing QuirkyMinibossSquad members BackFromTheDead, it can be used to un-die {{main character}}s those villains had killed... but historically the spell was [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique outlawed]], after flagrant misuse caused {{Continuity Snarl}}s threatening to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ unravel creation itself]].

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* The WellWorld ''Literature/WellWorld'' series by Creator/JackChalker has this as a power granted by someone who has root access to the Well World's main computer. Nathan Brazil had rebooted the universe at least three times.
* In ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' this is a ''feature'' of its strongest magical attack, "balefire." Anything hit by balefire is erased from the past few seconds/minutes of time; anything living hit is DeaderThanDead, as the only known method of [[BackFromTheDead resurrecting someone]] without ''Reincarnation'' can only work if begun immediately after death. This not only stops [[BigBad the Dark One]] from bringing QuirkyMinibossSquad members BackFromTheDead, it can be used to un-die {{main character}}s those villains had killed... but historically the spell was [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique outlawed]], after flagrant misuse caused {{Continuity Snarl}}s threatening to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ unravel creation itself]].
21st Aug '16 10:42:12 PM NESBoy
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** One 2000s example of a Marvel Cosmic Retcon is the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.

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** One 2000s example of a Marvel Cosmic Retcon is the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', in which Peter Parker makes a DealWithTheDevil to erase his marriage with Mary Jane in exchange for saving his Aunt May's life, having no other options.
** In ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'', a sentient cosmic cube named Kobik restores the youth and super powers of the original ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Steve Rogers. However, in a shocking twist, his longtime ArchEnemy the Red Skull has manipulated her into retroactively making Steve a member of [=HYDRA=] in the process, as part of his MasterPlan.
6th Aug '16 9:47:15 AM nombretomado
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* When characters from MilestoneComics and Creator/ArchieComics' Red Circle imprint started to popping up in the DCUniverse, WordOfGod said that their worlds had been fused with DC's due to the events of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.

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* When characters from MilestoneComics and Creator/ArchieComics' Red Circle imprint started to popping up in the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, WordOfGod said that their worlds had been fused with DC's due to the events of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.
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