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11th Mar '17 4:14:13 PM nombretomado
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* When characters from MilestoneComics and Creator/ArchieComics' Red Circle imprint started to popping up in the Franchise/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 Creator/MilestoneComics and Creator/ArchieComics' Red Circle imprint started to popping up in the Franchise/DCUniverse, WordOfGod said that their worlds had been fused with DC's due to the events of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.
19th Feb '17 5:20:16 PM bt8257
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A potential downside to this trope, of course, is that it can invoke a strong sense of ShootTheShaggyDog on previous stories in the franchise. Moreover, if the old versions of the characters ''see'' the end coming for their world and ''realize'' that, at best, they can only save the universe by drastically changing it [[RetGone (perhaps erasing countless people from existence]] and rewriting the personalities of the survivors), the results can be pure NightmareFuel -- and also possibly a source of severe MoodWhiplash if either the outgoing or incoming universe is notably more "carefree and innocent" than the other.

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A potential downside to this trope, this, of course, is that it can invoke a strong sense of ShootTheShaggyDog on previous stories in the franchise. Moreover, if the old versions of the characters ''see'' the end coming for their world and ''realize'' that, at best, they can only save the universe by drastically changing it [[RetGone (perhaps erasing countless people from existence]] and rewriting the personalities of the survivors), the results can be pure NightmareFuel -- and also possibly a source of severe MoodWhiplash if either the outgoing or incoming universe is notably more "carefree and innocent" than the other.
19th Jan '17 1:57:53 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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--> '''[[WebVideo/LukeMochrieAndTheInners Luke]]''': But I don't want to live in a giant mistake!

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--> '''[[WebVideo/LukeMochrieAndTheInners Luke]]''': Kinley]]''': But I don't want to live in a giant mistake!
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).
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