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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''.
4th Aug '16 4:03:49 PM Reign
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***''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', while not a retcon itself but more a push towards the pre-''Flashpoint'' status quo while keeping the post-''Flashpoint'' canon, reveals that [[spoiler:the retcon was not the Flash's fault at all. Instead, it was caused by [[{{ComicBook/Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]].]]
11th Jun '16 2:27:00 AM Hanz
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* One of the endings of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'' is [[spoiler:God rebooting the ''Saints Row'' universe to a world where Johnny, Kinzie and Matt are cops.]]

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* One of the endings of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'' is [[spoiler:God rebooting the ''Saints Row'' universe to a world where Johnny, Kinzie and Matt are cops.]]]] This ending leads to the ''Videogame/AgentsOfMayhem'' universe.
1st Jun '16 9:19:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. The events of ''DoFP'' not only [[spoiler:fix the BadFuture]], but also [[spoiler:alter the events of ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' and ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', preventing the death of Scott and Jean (who's still taken to wearing red). ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' also gets discontinued, not just in the ending, but showing only that William Stryker is different and Logan's flashbacks to his adamantium bonding are those of the first two movies - not to mention ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', who became the Merc with a Mouth instead of a zombified AllYourPowersCombined mutant controlled by Stryker.]]
** [[spoiler:There is still a scene from ''Origins'' in ''DoFP'', and its events are alluded to. And Jean unleashes the Phoenix much earlier than she did in ''Last Stand'', and she controls it to do good this time. Charles seemingly got the info about the mess he caused by locking the Phoenix inside Jean's mind when he read Wolverine's mind, and did all he could to help Jean master it instead.]]

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. The events of ''DoFP'' ''[=DoFP=]'' not only [[spoiler:fix the BadFuture]], but also [[spoiler:alter the events of ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' and ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', preventing the death of Scott and Jean (who's still taken to wearing red). ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' also gets discontinued, not just in the its ending, but by showing only that William Stryker is different and Logan's flashbacks to his adamantium bonding are those of the first two movies - not to mention what happens with ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', who became becomes the Merc with a Mouth instead of a zombified AllYourPowersCombined mutant controlled by Stryker.]]
** [[spoiler:There is still a scene from ''Origins'' in ''DoFP'', ''[=DoFP=]'', and its events are alluded to. And Jean unleashes the Phoenix much earlier than she did in ''Last Stand'', and she controls it to do good this time. Charles seemingly got the info about the mess he caused by locking the Phoenix inside Jean's mind when he read Wolverine's mind, and did all he could to help Jean master it instead.]]



** BroadStrokes: [[spoiler:While ''Film/XMen1'' probably still happened more or less the same way it did in the original timeline (Rogue's got her white hair), the events of ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' must have been altered for Jean to be alive and one of the good guys, as well as Mystique presumably no longer being a murderous terrorist or Magneto's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Also, among the few things that remain from ''The Last Stand'' and ''Origins'' respectively are Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat is played by Ellen Page and Beast will become Kelsey Grammer when older, and Wolverine has bone claws.]]
*** Apparently certain characters were born earlier due to events in ''DoFP'', Storm, Angel and Nightcrawler to name a few.

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** BroadStrokes: [[spoiler:While ''Film/XMen1'' probably still happened more or less the same way it did in the original timeline (Rogue's got her white hair), the events of ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' must have been altered for Jean to be alive and one of the good guys, as well as Mystique presumably no longer being a murderous terrorist or Magneto's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Also, among the few things that remain from ''The Last Stand'' and ''Origins'' respectively are Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat is being played by Ellen Page and Beast will become becoming Kelsey Grammer when older, and Wolverine has having bone claws.]]
*** Apparently certain characters were born earlier due to events in ''DoFP'', ''[=DoFP=]'', such as Storm, Angel and Nightcrawler to name a few.
28th May '16 4:52:15 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/DigimonChildrenOfTime'': As revealed in the first chapter of ''Children of the Present'', after the events of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Gennai, insisting that TheMasquerade still has to be maintained for a little while longer, not only erased the memories of everyone who wasn't a [=DigiDestined=] or a family member of the [=DigiDestined=], but also somehow created the ''Digimon'' franchise as shown in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
24th May '16 10:50:33 AM Faberlich
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* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
** The events of the movie not only [[spoiler:fix the BadFuture]], but also [[spoiler:alter the events of ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', bringing Scott and Jean (who's still taken to wearing red) back to life. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' also gets discontinued, not just in the ending, but showing only that William Stryker is different and Logan's flashbacks to his adamantium bonding are those of the first two movies. Although there is still a scene from ''Origins'' in the final film, and its events are alluded to.]]
** BroadStrokes: [[spoiler:While ''Film/XMen1'' probably still happened more or less the same way it did in the original timeline (Rogue's got her white hair), the events of ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' must have been altered for Jean to be alive and one of the good guys, as well as Mystique presumably no longer being a murderous terrorist or Magneto's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Also, among the few things that remain from ''The Last Stand'' and ''Origins'' respectively are Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat is played by Ellen Page and Beast will become Kelsey Grammer when older, and Wolverine's bone claws.]]
** It becomes obvious that Weapon X plays out differently than originally set forth, meaning Jean's sacrifice at Alkali Lake never happened and her rampage after coming back as Dark Phoenix didn't either.
*** Apparently certain characters were born earlier due to events in DoFP, and therefore meet each other much sooner; among these characters is Nightcrawler, so his kidnapping and abuse (as shown in the prequel comic) will presumably not happen.
** When young Magneto exits the film, he says goodbye to Xavier as he did in the first two films. This time, Xavier says goodbye back.

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* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. The events of the movie ''DoFP'' not only [[spoiler:fix the BadFuture]], but also [[spoiler:alter the events of ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' and ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', bringing preventing the death of Scott and Jean (who's still taken to wearing red) back to life. red). ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' also gets discontinued, not just in the ending, but showing only that William Stryker is different and Logan's flashbacks to his adamantium bonding are those of the first two movies. Although there movies - not to mention ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', who became the Merc with a Mouth instead of a zombified AllYourPowersCombined mutant controlled by Stryker.]]
** [[spoiler:There
is still a scene from ''Origins'' in the final film, ''DoFP'', and its events are alluded to.to. And Jean unleashes the Phoenix much earlier than she did in ''Last Stand'', and she controls it to do good this time. Charles seemingly got the info about the mess he caused by locking the Phoenix inside Jean's mind when he read Wolverine's mind, and did all he could to help Jean master it instead.]]
** [[spoiler: It also becomes obvious that Weapon X plays out differently than originally.
]]
** BroadStrokes: [[spoiler:While ''Film/XMen1'' probably still happened more or less the same way it did in the original timeline (Rogue's got her white hair), the events of ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' must have been altered for Jean to be alive and one of the good guys, as well as Mystique presumably no longer being a murderous terrorist or Magneto's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Also, among the few things that remain from ''The Last Stand'' and ''Origins'' respectively are Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat is played by Ellen Page and Beast will become Kelsey Grammer when older, and Wolverine's Wolverine has bone claws.]]
** It becomes obvious that Weapon X plays out differently than originally set forth, meaning Jean's sacrifice at Alkali Lake never happened and her rampage after coming back as Dark Phoenix didn't either.
*** Apparently certain characters were born earlier due to events in DoFP, ''DoFP'', Storm, Angel and therefore meet each other much sooner; among these characters is Nightcrawler, so his kidnapping and abuse (as shown in the prequel comic) will presumably not happen.
** When young Magneto exits the film, he says goodbye
Nightcrawler to Xavier as he did in the first two films. This time, Xavier says goodbye back.name a few.
1st May '16 12:01:58 PM Vir
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* One of the endings of ''Videogame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'' is [[spoiler:God rebooting the Saints Row universe to a world where Johnny, Kinzie and Matt are cops.]]

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* One of the endings of ''Videogame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'' is [[spoiler:God rebooting the Saints Row ''Saints Row'' universe to a world where Johnny, Kinzie and Matt are cops.]]



* The opening of ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'''s second act is one of these taking place, wiping the CPUs from collective memory and establishing Gold Third as leaders in their place. [[spoiler:It puts focus on the "retroactive" part of "retcon" too, the nations now appearing as though their Gold Third has been running them for years instead of days. Since none of them even wanted this in the first place, the world is falling apart.]]

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* The opening of ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'''s second act is one of these taking place, wiping the CPUs [=CPUs=] from collective memory and establishing Gold Third as leaders in their place. [[spoiler:It puts focus on the "retroactive" part of "retcon" too, the nations now appearing as though their Gold Third has been running them for years instead of days. Since none of them even wanted this in the first place, the world is falling apart.]]
28th Apr '16 8:11:32 AM KlawKalash
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* In ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'', the first part of Sedenya's AssimilationPlot consisted in retconning at first-unrelated goddesses into being, and having always been, facets of her.
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