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12th Aug '17 1:02:39 AM Vir
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** Notably, the opening of the new ''Battle of Gods'' movie depicts early comedic villain Pilaf and his two minions, Shu and Mai, as having wished themselves back to elementary school-age. The main plot hook of ''GT'' was an aged Pilaf accidentally wishing ''Goku'' back to a child.

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** Notably, the opening of the new ''Battle of Gods'' movie depicts early comedic villain Pilaf and his two minions, Shu and Mai, as having wished themselves back to elementary school-age. The main plot hook of ''GT'' was an aged Pilaf accidentally wishing ''Goku'' back to a child.
12th Aug '17 12:51:50 AM Vir
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* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' runs on NegativeContinuity, so it's fitting that in one episode of season 2 Meow references everyone in the universe being turned into a zombie in episode 4 before everything went back to normal the following episode.

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* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' runs on NegativeContinuity, so it's fitting that in one episode of season 2 Meow references everyone in the universe being turned into a zombie zombies in episode 4 before everything went back to normal the following episode.



** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is the subject of many new Discontinuity Nods, now that the franchise is in something of a revival and Creator/AkiraToriyama is supervising it more closely. The ''Xenoverse'' video games explicitly refer to it as a sort splinter timeline caused by Trunks' time machine shenanigans, and the much-beloved Future Trunks has a lot to say about his less-beloved counterpart's methods, although he does come around.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is the subject of many new Discontinuity Nods, now that the franchise is in something of a revival and Creator/AkiraToriyama is supervising it more closely. The ''Xenoverse'' video games explicitly refer to it as a sort of splinter timeline caused by Trunks' time machine shenanigans, and the much-beloved Future Trunks has a lot to say about his less-beloved counterpart's methods, although he does come around.
30th Jul '17 12:02:12 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Raiden, the surprise protagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' who replaced Solid Snake for the main portion of the game, would be the subject of numerous digs throughout the next few games and promotional material after [[ReplacementScrappy reception of the character turned out to be last than welcomed.]]

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** Raiden, the surprise protagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' who replaced Solid Snake for the main portion of the game, would be the subject of numerous digs throughout the next few games and promotional material after [[ReplacementScrappy reception of the character turned out to be last than welcomed.fans gave him a rather cold reception.]]
29th Jul '17 7:33:02 PM merotoker
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* {{Deconstructed}} in [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Madoka's Rebellion Story]]. While it rendered Madoka [[spoiler:becoming a Goddess and disappearing forever]] non-canon, they made it a very in-universe discontinuity nod by having [[spoiler:the DarkMagicalGirl do the retconning by basically usurping God and becoming Satan in the process,]] with nobody, not even the BigBad [[spoiler:(mainly because of them [[EvilerThanThou getting upended by said Satan]]) and [[SelfInflictedHell said Satan]]]] enjoying a single moment of it.

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* {{Deconstructed}} {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Madoka's Rebellion Story]].Story]]''. While it rendered Madoka [[spoiler:becoming a Goddess and disappearing forever]] non-canon, they made it a very in-universe discontinuity nod by having [[spoiler:the DarkMagicalGirl do the retconning by basically usurping God and becoming Satan in the process,]] with nobody, not even the BigBad [[spoiler:(mainly because of them [[EvilerThanThou getting upended by said Satan]]) and [[SelfInflictedHell said Satan]]]] enjoying a single moment of it.



---->'''Torch''': Or the time when Occulus stole Doc Ock's adamantium arms and became Doctor Occulus and then the two of us had to...
---->'''Spider-Man''': That wasn't me.
---->'''Torch''': What do you mean that wasn't...
---->'''Spider-Man''': That was my clone.
---->'''Torch''': Well what about the time when the power Skrull and the multi-colored symbiotes...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''': When Quasimodo rebuilt your Spider-armor...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''': When Demogoblin and Diablo...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''': Hmm. I guess it's probably for the best if we...
---->'''Spider-Man:''' Skip over that whole period? Couldn't agree with you more.

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---->'''Torch''': --->'''Torch''': Or the time when Occulus stole Doc Ock's adamantium arms and became Doctor Occulus and then the two of us had to...
---->'''Spider-Man''':
to...\\
'''Spider-Man''':
That wasn't me.
---->'''Torch''':
me.\\
'''Torch''':
What do you mean that wasn't...
---->'''Spider-Man''':
wasn't...\\
'''Spider-Man''':
That was my clone.
---->'''Torch''':
clone.\\
'''Torch''':
Well what about the time when the power Skrull and the multi-colored symbiotes...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''':
symbiotes...\\
'''Spider-Man''': Clone.\\
'''Torch''':
When Quasimodo rebuilt your Spider-armor...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''':
Spider-armor...\\
'''Spider-Man''': Clone.\\
'''Torch''':
When Demogoblin and Diablo...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''':
Diablo...\\
'''Spider-Man''': Clone.\\
'''Torch''':
Hmm. I guess it's probably for the best if we...
---->'''Spider-Man:'''
we...\\
'''Spider-Man:'''
Skip over that whole period? Couldn't agree with you more.



* ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|Expanded Universe}}'' comics:

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* ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|Expanded Universe}}'' Who|ExpandedUniverse}}'' comics:



* There was a better-off-forgotten ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' miniseries called ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherPurgatory Purgatory]]'', where Frank was killed and turned into an avenging angel who went after demons. It was quietly dropped when Creator/GarthEnnis took over writing for Frank. Years later, in ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Frank is on death's door when [[ItMakesSenseInContext an angel feather acquired by Deadpool]] is instantly drawn to him, healing all his wounds. When everyone wonders why the feather was drawn to Frank, he just says, "Don't want to talk about it." Olivier, the BigBad of ''Purgatory'', also went on to cameo in ''Nightcrawler'' and ''ComicBook/FearItself''.

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* There ComicBook/ThePunisher was involved in a better-off-forgotten ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' miniseries called ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherPurgatory Purgatory]]'', where Frank was killed and turned into an avenging angel who went after demons. It was quietly dropped when Creator/GarthEnnis took over writing for Frank. Years later, in ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Frank is on death's door when [[ItMakesSenseInContext an angel feather acquired by Deadpool]] is instantly drawn to him, healing all his wounds. When everyone wonders why the feather was drawn to Frank, he just says, "Don't want to talk about it." Olivier, the BigBad of ''Purgatory'', also went on to cameo in ''Nightcrawler'' and ''ComicBook/FearItself''.



* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' toes the line with this. Originally, it was envisioned as "a reboot ''and'' a sequel" to 2003's ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', which meant that ''Hulk'' would be canon, but subject to BroadStrokes in order to better tie to the feel of the original TV show. Ultimately, the final product had little to do with the previous film, so the one tie-in that remained is that at the end of ''Hulk'', Bruce Banner is in Brazil, and at the start of ''Incredible Hulk'', Bruce Banner is still in Brazil. EdwardNorton himself rewrote parts of the script, which included adding the flashback to the experiment which created Hulk with the express purpose of portraying it as different from the previous film.

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* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' toes the line with this. Originally, it was envisioned as "a reboot ''and'' a sequel" to 2003's ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', which meant that ''Hulk'' would be canon, but subject to BroadStrokes in order to better tie to the feel of the original TV show. Ultimately, the final product had little to do with the previous film, so the one tie-in that remained is that at the end of ''Hulk'', Bruce Banner is in Brazil, and at the start of ''Incredible Hulk'', Bruce Banner is still in Brazil. EdwardNorton Creator/EdwardNorton himself rewrote parts of the script, which included adding the flashback to the experiment which created Hulk with the express purpose of portraying it as different from the previous film.



* ''Film/{{Deadpool}} '' has the titular protagonist mention at one point that things went sideways in the worst way possible. Then he decides he spoke too soon when the camera cuts to an action figure of his InNameOnly incarnation from the now non-canon ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. In fact, Deadpool makes fun of ''Origins'' a number of times; this is Justified by his FourthWallObserver nature being a key part of his character.

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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}} ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}} '' has the titular protagonist mention at one point that things went sideways in the worst way possible. Then he decides he spoke too soon when the camera cuts to an action figure of his InNameOnly incarnation from the now non-canon ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. In fact, Deadpool makes fun of ''Origins'' a number of times; this is Justified by his FourthWallObserver nature being a key part of his character.



** "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar" makes a point of using every Dalek type from the Classic series, New series and a few more besides, but the [[SpecialEffectsFailure reviled]] 'New Paradigm' Dalek design pointedly makes no appearance. In fact, blogger [=Dalek6388=] wryly observed that the "The Daleks"-style corridors are deliberately designed such that the 'fat' New Paradigm Daleks wouldn't be able to get through them.

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** "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar" makes a point of using every Dalek type from the Classic series, New series and a few more besides, but the [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure reviled]] 'New Paradigm' Dalek design pointedly makes no appearance. In fact, blogger [=Dalek6388=] wryly observed that the "The Daleks"-style corridors are deliberately designed such that the 'fat' New Paradigm Daleks wouldn't be able to get through them.



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', when Sam and Dean meet the prophet Chuck, he initially thinks he's a god, and that he caused it all, rather than just writing it down. He apologizes for all the pain and suffering, "the bugs", as well as "that ghost ship."
*** Turns out [[spoiler: Chuck IS God]].
** In the 200th episode, Dean recaps to a supernatural fangirl everything that happened since season 5 (In this universe the author stopped publishing books after "Swan Song"). The girls replies "Wow... That is some of the [[SeasonalRot WORST fanfictions I have ever heard!]]".

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', when ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** When
Sam and Dean meet the prophet Chuck, he initially thinks he's a god, and that he caused it all, rather than just writing it down. He apologizes for all the pain and suffering, "the bugs", as well as "that ghost ship."
***
" Turns out [[spoiler: Chuck IS God]].
** In the 200th episode, Dean recaps to a supernatural fangirl everything that happened since season 5 (In this universe the author stopped publishing books after "Swan Song"). The girls replies girl replies, "Wow... That is some of the [[SeasonalRot WORST fanfictions I have ever heard!]]".



* On the 1000th Raw episode, we saw Mae Young's all grown up child...that's right; the hand returned!

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* On the 1000th Raw episode, we saw Mae Young's Wrestling/MaeYoung's all grown up child...that's right; the hand returned!



** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', [[EvilSorceror Shang]] [[ShapeShifting Tsung's]] first fatality has him transform into a MonsterClown and [[BoomHeadshot blast the top of his opponent's head off with a gun]]. The fatality trainer mentions that Tsung "picked up a few tricks from previous opponents". Aside from the [[CaptainErsatz changed model]] (and the [[BloodierAndGorier lack of censorship]]), this fatality is the exact same as one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', which takes place outside of series continuity.

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** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', [[EvilSorceror Shang]] [[ShapeShifting Tsung's]] first fatality has him transform into a MonsterClown and [[BoomHeadshot blast the top of his opponent's head off with a gun]]. The fatality trainer mentions that Tsung "picked up a few tricks from previous opponents". Aside from the [[CaptainErsatz changed model]] (and the [[BloodierAndGorier lack of censorship]]), this fatality is the exact same as one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', which takes place outside of series continuity.
19th Jul '17 10:22:39 AM Saurubiker
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', the character Ivan Raidenovich Raikov was put into the game specifically to make fun of [[ReplacementScrappy Raiden]], the surprise protagonist from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. At one point, Naked Snake must disguise himself as Raikov. With his uniform and mask on, his commander tells him he looks so much like Raikov that 'you're starting to irritate me already.' Upset, Snake responds, "But [[{{Bishonen}} this look]] should [[MrFanservice make me more popular]]!"
** Earlier still, ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance'', [[UpdatedRerelease the expanded version of the game]], introduced a set of bonus alternate universe missions known as the Snake Tales. Most of them are fairly serious in tone, but the fifth mission, "External Gazer", is a parody of the main ''Sons of Liberty'' campaign, particularly towards the climax. At the absolute apex of the plot, Solidus attempts to stop Snake by releasing "the seal" on a unit known as "Them": "Their presence alone has the ability to [[JumpingTheShark destroy a world]]", he warns. "They are [[CreatorBreakdown children of darkness]] on whom is focused the [[TheScrappy combined hate of the entire universe]]". "They", of course, are [[ReplacementScrappy Raiden]] and {{Ro|manticPlotTumor}}se. Snake then experiences an extended MindScrew sequence, leaving him in a bizarre dream world in which he is convinced he's Raiden. Every single element of the "dream", from Rose calling Jack up in the middle of a bloody war in order to [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper complain about her love handles]], to Rose's electrical equipment being [[GainaxEnding possessed by lines of the Japanese syllabary and telling the couple how to clean toilets]], make fun of the stranger plot elements in ''Metal Gear Solid 2''.
** One of the shorts on the expanded ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence'' involved Raiden going back in time to try and kill Naked Snake so he can become the series' protagonist. Somehow, he keeps transporting into ''precisely'' the wrong moments, and by the time he actually gets a shot at it, he's learned to respect Snake too much to kill him. That doesn't stop his quest. He just respects Big Boss and still tries to kill Solid Snake.
** A more bitter twist on this theme was in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', where Zero tells Snake about how in fairy tales, the youngest brother is always named Jack, and 'gets the shabbiest treatment, but is cleverer than his brothers and gets the happiest ending'. Raiden's name is Jack, he's the "youngest" protagonist (both Big Boss and Solid Snake were introduced in 1987, but Raiden was introduced in 2001) and he got the [[InternetBackdraft shabbiest treatment]] from fans, but ''[=MGS2=]'' was the cleverest game and the one Kojima was the most proud of, and in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler: Raiden does get the happiest ending of the series' three protagonists.]]
** In ''Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance'', Snake has bonus VR [[FirstPersonSnapshooter Photography Missions]], most of which are concerned with photographing posters of bikini models. Two of them are murder mysteries, and, in both, the victim is Raiden, who is found in a comically undignified position in his death. The first one has two solutions - an in-character one (Fatman, who murdered Raiden to steal his [[SceneryCensor straw]]) and an out-of-character one. It's an [=MGS2=] promo poster in a nearby room with Snake on it.
** The "CHAIR RACE" trailer involves Snake sitting down in a Director's chair, to represent that Creator/HideoKojima would direct ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. He then takes off his mask and reveals that underneath, he's Raiden. Canned booing accompanies this. Raiden later fights Snake over a 'Main Character' chair -- he [[FootPopping foot-pops]] as their buttocks touch and then is thrown off the edge of the stage - Snake then sits down in the main character's chair, gets MickeyMousing to emphasize his sexiness, and the audience cheers ecstatically. At the end of the trailer, Raiden crawls back up, humiliated and bruised.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'', the non-canon NES sequel to the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', has been the subject of a few digs throughout the series. ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', the later developed MSX sequel, mocks Big Boss's transformation into a cyborg at the end of ''Snake's Revenge'' by having a character Ivan Raidenovich Raikov was put mention a rumor about Big Boss becoming a VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}, while ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' has Snake remark that he's "not a big fan of blades", a reference to Snake's weapon of choice in the NES sequel (which he proudly sheaths into his holster during the game specifically to make fun of [[ReplacementScrappy Raiden]], opening story sequence).
** Raiden,
the surprise protagonist from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. At one point, Naked of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' who replaced Solid Snake must disguise himself as Raikov. With his uniform for the main portion of the game, would be the subject of numerous digs throughout the next few games and mask on, his commander tells him he looks so much like Raikov that 'you're starting promotional material after [[ReplacementScrappy reception of the character turned out to irritate me already.' Upset, Snake responds, "But [[{{Bishonen}} this look]] should [[MrFanservice make me more popular]]!"
** Earlier still, ''Metal
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Gear Solid 2: Substance'', [[UpdatedRerelease the expanded version edition of the game]], introduced a set of bonus alternate universe missions known as the Snake Tales. Most of them are fairly serious in tone, but the fifth mission, "External Gazer", is a parody of the main ''Sons of Liberty'' campaign, particularly towards the climax. At the absolute apex of the plot, Solidus attempts to stop Snake by releasing "the seal" on a unit known as "Them": "Their presence alone has the ability to [[JumpingTheShark destroy a world]]", he warns. "They are [[CreatorBreakdown children of darkness]] on whom is focused the [[TheScrappy combined hate of the entire universe]]". "They", of course, are [[ReplacementScrappy Raiden]] and {{Ro|manticPlotTumor}}se. Snake then experiences an extended MindScrew sequence, leaving him in a bizarre dream world in which he is convinced he's Raiden. Every single element of the "dream", from Rose calling Jack up in the middle of a bloody war in order to [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper complain about her love handles]], to Rose's electrical equipment being [[GainaxEnding possessed by lines of the Japanese syllabary and telling the couple how to clean toilets]], make fun of the stranger plot elements in ''Metal Gear Solid 2''.
** One
''Sons of the shorts on the expanded ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence'' involved Raiden going back in time to try and kill Naked Snake so he can become the series' protagonist. Somehow, he keeps transporting into ''precisely'' the wrong moments, and by the time he actually gets a shot at it, he's learned to respect Snake too much to kill him. That doesn't stop his quest. He just respects Big Boss and still tries to kill Solid Snake.
** A more bitter twist on this theme was in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', where Zero tells Snake about how in fairy tales, the youngest brother is always named Jack, and 'gets the shabbiest treatment, but is cleverer than his brothers and gets the happiest ending'. Raiden's name is Jack, he's the "youngest" protagonist (both Big Boss and Solid Snake were introduced in 1987, but Raiden was introduced in 2001) and he got the [[InternetBackdraft shabbiest treatment]] from fans, but ''[=MGS2=]'' was the cleverest game and the one Kojima was the most proud of, and in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler: Raiden does get the happiest ending of the series' three protagonists.]]
** In ''Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance'', Snake
Liberty''.
*** ''Substance'' also
has a series of bonus VR [[FirstPersonSnapshooter Photography Missions]], most of which are concerned with photographing posters of bikini models. Two of them are murder mysteries, and, in both, the victim is Raiden, who is found in a comically undignified position in his death. The first one has two solutions - an in-character one (Fatman, who murdered Raiden to steal his [[SceneryCensor straw]]) and an out-of-character one. It's an [=MGS2=] promo poster in a nearby room with Snake on it.
** The "CHAIR RACE" *** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' introduced a minor character named Ivan Raidenovich Raikov, who was put into the game specifically to make fun of Raiden. At one point, Naked Snake (Solid Snake's predecessor) must disguise himself as Raikov. With his uniform and mask on, his commander tells him he looks so much like Raikov that 'you're starting to irritate me already.' Upset, Snake responds, "But [[{{Bishonen}} this look]] should [[MrFanservice make me more popular]]!"
*** An early teaser
trailer for ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', made using character models from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', involves Snake sitting down in a Director's chair, to represent that standing in for Creator/HideoKojima would direct ''Metal Gear Solid 4''.as director. He then takes off his mask and reveals that underneath, he's Raiden. Canned booing accompanies this. Raiden later fights Snake over a 'Main Character' chair -- he [[FootPopping foot-pops]] as their buttocks touch and then is thrown off the edge of the stage - Snake then sits down in the main character's chair, gets MickeyMousing to emphasize his sexiness, and the audience cheers ecstatically. At the end of the trailer, Raiden crawls back up, humiliated and bruised.bruised.
*** A sequel to the above teaser (featured as a bonus video in ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Susbsistence'') involved Raiden going back in time to try and kill Naked Snake so he can prevent Solid Snake from existing and become the series' protagonist. Somehow, he keeps transporting into ''precisely'' the wrong moments, and by the time he actually gets a shot at it, he's learned to respect Naked Snake too much to kill him. That doesn't stop his quest though. This time he goes back further into the future to kill Solid Snake himself, only to end up being killed by Big Boss (the future version of Naked Snake) during the final battle of ''Metal Gear 2'' instead.
** After ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' turned out to be a prequel starring Big Boss, ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' went back to the present day setting and had Solid Snake lamenting the fact that Big Boss is suddenly being revered by the public as a legendary hero after information on his early missions were [[ContinuityNod recently declassified]] (i.e. the previous game was made) despite the clearly antagonistic role he had in the original MSX games. It also has Snake pulling hitherto-unseen CQC skills from out of nowhere; the fact that CQC was a play mechanic introduced in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' would've sufficed to justify its inclusion in ''4'', but an in-universe explanation was also added which established that Snake always knew, [[HitlerAteSugar but stopped using those skills due to their association with Big Boss]] and is now finding himself [[DamnYouMuscleMemory instinctively calling upon them]] due to so many current soldiers in awe of Big Boss copying his CQC moves.



** ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'', the non-canon NES sequel to the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', has been the subject of a few digs throughout the series. ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' mocks Big Boss' transformation into a cyborg at the end of ''Snake's Revenge'' by having a character mention a rumor about Big Boss becoming a VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}, while ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' has Snake remark that he's "not a big fan of blades", a reference to Snake's main weapon in ''Revenge''.
** After ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' turned out to be a prequel starring Big Boss, ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' went back to the present day setting and had Solid Snake lamenting the fact that Big Boss is suddenly being revered by the public as a legendary hero after information on his early missions were [[ContinuityNod recently declassified]] (i.e. the previous game was made) despite the clearly antagonistic role he had in the original MSX games. It also has Snake pulling hitherto-unseen CQC skills from out of nowhere; the fact that CQC was a play mechanic introduced in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' would've sufficed to justify its inclusion in ''4'', but an in-universe explanation was also added which established that Snake always knew, [[HitlerAteSugar but stopped using those skills due to their association with Big Boss]] and is now finding himself [[DamnYouMuscleMemory instinctively calling upon them]] due to so many current soldiers in awe of Big Boss copying his CQC moves.
19th Jul '17 9:32:59 AM Saurubiker
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** After ''[=MGS3=]'' established Big Boss' characterization as a FallenHero, ''[=MGS4=]'' had Solid Snake lamenting the fact that Big Boss is suddenly being revered by the public as a legendary hero (after information on his earlier missions was [[ContinuityNod recently declassified]]) despite the clearly antagonistic role he had in the original MSX games. It also has Snake pulling hitherto-unseen CQC skills from out of nowhere; the explanation is that Snake always knew, [[HitlerAteSugar stopped using those skills due to their association with Big Boss]], but is now finding himself [[DamnYouMuscleMemory instinctively calling upon them]] due to so many current soldiers in awe of Big Boss copying his CQC moves.

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** After ''[=MGS3=]'' established ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' turned out to be a prequel starring Big Boss' characterization as a FallenHero, ''[=MGS4=]'' Boss, ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' went back to the present day setting and had Solid Snake lamenting the fact that Big Boss is suddenly being revered by the public as a legendary hero (after after information on his earlier early missions was were [[ContinuityNod recently declassified]]) declassified]] (i.e. the previous game was made) despite the clearly antagonistic role he had in the original MSX games. It also has Snake pulling hitherto-unseen CQC skills from out of nowhere; the fact that CQC was a play mechanic introduced in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' would've sufficed to justify its inclusion in ''4'', but an in-universe explanation is was also added which established that Snake always knew, [[HitlerAteSugar but stopped using those skills due to their association with Big Boss]], but Boss]] and is now finding himself [[DamnYouMuscleMemory instinctively calling upon them]] due to so many current soldiers in awe of Big Boss copying his CQC moves.
26th Jun '17 6:19:23 PM TitoMosquito
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** What makes it even more of a Discontinuity Nod is that we don't even see the real Team Avatar's reaction to this scene. Perhaps they decided to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of the actual incident again]][[note]]Since Aang was forced to lie in order for the two groups to stop fighting[[/note]].
25th Jun '17 4:02:01 PM comicwriter
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* There've been similar (but far fewer) jokes about the "Teen Tony" era of ''Comicbook/IronMan'', such as this bit from ''Comicbook/AvengersStandOff'':

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* There've been similar (but far fewer) jokes about the "Teen Tony" era of ''Comicbook/IronMan'', such as this bit from ''Comicbook/AvengersStandOff'':''Comicbook/AvengersStandoff'':
25th Jun '17 4:01:27 PM comicwriter
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** In ''[[Comicbook/EarthX Paradise X]]'', Officer Parker briefly considers the notion that the Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy have come to the past to clone something, but immediately backtracks with a "no, don't even say the word 'clone'".

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** In ''[[Comicbook/EarthX Paradise X]]'', Officer Parker briefly considers the notion that the Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy have come to the past to clone something, but immediately backtracks with a "no, "No, don't even say the word 'clone'".



* There've been similar (but far fewer) jokes about the "Teen Tony" era of ''Comicbook/IronMan'', such as this bit from ''Comicbook/AvengersStandOff'':
-->'''Iron Man''': You know, I got de-aged once, too.
-->'''Comicbook/{{Thor|2014}}''': I thought you said you never wanted to talk about that.
-->'''Comicbook/TheVision''': You ''did'' say that, Tony.



* A {{flashback}} from an issue of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' series showed Dick's mother and father clad in his original "disco" suit from the ''New ComicBook/TeenTitans'' (which he obviously never wore in the new continuity).



* ''ComicBook/TrinityWar'' and ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' introduced Sea King, the [[EvilTwin evil]] MirrorUniverse counterpart of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. Sea King resembles the [[BeardOfEvil bearded]], {{Hook Hand}}ed version of Aquaman from Creator/PeterDavid's acclaimed 90's run, which is no longer canon in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity.
** The same event introduced the Outsider, the MirrorUniverse version of Batman's butler Alfred. This was a nod to an old [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story where Alfred died and was resurrected as a monstrous being known as the Outsider, a tale which was later stricken from continuity after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.
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* In ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', a great dig at the widely hated movie ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was made. Near the beginning of the movie, the Japanese Defense Force is being briefed on the history of Godzilla. One cadet whispers to another "Didn't Godzilla attack America a couple years ago?" The other's response: "No, that wasn't really him." Interestingly this had the effect of doubling as a ContinuityNod; by subverting TheyChangedItNowItSucks, fans were able to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap warm up to 'Zilla a bit]] because he now his own separate canon creature. Not that it [[SoBadItsHorrible helped the movie itself, however...]]

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* In ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', has a great dig at the widely hated movie ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was made.1998}}''. Near the beginning of the movie, the Japanese Defense Force is being briefed on the history of Godzilla. One cadet whispers to another "Didn't Godzilla attack America a couple years ago?" The other's response: "No, that wasn't really him." Interestingly this had the effect of doubling as a ContinuityNod; by subverting TheyChangedItNowItSucks, fans were able to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap warm up to it established 'Zilla a bit]] because he now as his own separate canon creature. Not that it [[SoBadItsHorrible helped creature, allowing fans to warm up to the movie itself, however...]]monster as a concept, whatever their feelings about the film.
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