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24th Jun '16 3:53:53 PM nighttrainfm
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*** Just to make things ambiguous, "Hell Bent" treats the half-human theory as a legitimate possibility for the first time in years, although the Doctor (characteristically) confirms nothing.
31st May '16 6:32:41 PM SteveMB
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A Discontinuity Nod is a ContinuityNod that is made towards something that has been written out of canon, people [[FanonDiscontinuity want to be written out]] of canon, or even [[ContinuityReboot an entire old Continuity]] that is no longer canon. May be a sign of CanonDiscontinuity, a callback to something a lot of people miss, or just making a joke at the fanbase's widespread hatred. WhoWritesThisCrap

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A Discontinuity Nod is a ContinuityNod that is made towards something that has been written out of canon, people something fans [[FanonDiscontinuity want to be written out]] of canon, something creators [[OldShame wish they had never made canon]], or even [[ContinuityReboot an entire old Continuity]] that is no longer canon. May be a sign of CanonDiscontinuity, a callback to something a lot of people miss, or just making a joke at the fanbase's widespread hatred. WhoWritesThisCrap
31st May '16 10:22:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' masterfully combines this with a TakeThat, by having the [[OvershadowedByAwesome Jamming Birds]] fail because they used music from ''Anime/MacrossII''.

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''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' masterfully combines this with a TakeThat, by having the [[OvershadowedByAwesome Jamming Birds]] fail because they used music from ''Anime/MacrossII''.
16th May '16 3:24:40 PM nighttrainfm
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** A central idea of the proposed post-TV Movie storyline, was a retooling of the Master into being the Doctor's long lost brother. This is referenced thus in the [[DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound Of Drums"]]:

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** A central idea of the proposed post-TV Movie storyline, was a retooling of the Master into being the Doctor's long lost brother. This is referenced thus in the [[DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound Of Drums"]]:
16th May '16 3:21:34 PM nighttrainfm
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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 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 reviled]] 'New Paradigm' Dalek design pointedly makes no appearance. In fact, blogger Dalek6388 [=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.
3rd May '16 10:12:58 AM Kadorhal
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** 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 [[StopHelpingMe 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''.

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** Earlier still, ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance'' ([[UpdatedRerelease Substance'', [[UpdatedRerelease the expanded version of the game]]) 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 [[StopHelpingMe 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''.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' acts as a direct sequel to ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater'', treating the events of ''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops'', the previous PSP game in the series and another ''Snake Eater'' sequel itself, as if it never happened. The only real acknowledgment of ''Portable Ops'' is the following throwaway line said by Kazuhira Miller.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' acts as a direct sequel to ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater'', treating the events of ''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', the previous PSP game in the series and another ''Snake Eater'' sequel itself, as if it never happened. The only real acknowledgment of ''Portable Ops'' is the following throwaway line said by Kazuhira Miller.Miller in the beginning of the prologue mission.



** 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 having learned Big Boss' CQC skills.
** In the "Deja Vu" mission in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Ground Zeroes]]'', logos of almost every game in the Franchise/MetalGear series are scattered across the U.S. Naval prison facility. When the player views a logo from a mainline Metal Gear title (i.e. the Kojima-directed games), contacting Kaz will cause him proclaim the title out loud, mention the number of pixels/polygons that composed Snake's character sprite/model in said game, and quote a line or two. On the other hand, if the player finds a logo for a spinoff title (including ''[[MetalGearSolidPortableOps MPO]]'' or ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance MGR]]'') Kaz won't recognize the title and doesn't even try to pronounce it.

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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 having learned in awe of Big Boss' Boss copying his CQC skills.
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** In the "Deja Vu" mission in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Ground Zeroes]]'', logos of almost every game in the Franchise/MetalGear ''Metal Gear'' series are scattered across the U.S. Naval prison facility. When the player views a logo from a mainline Metal Gear ''Metal Gear'' title (i.e. the Kojima-directed games), contacting Kaz will cause him proclaim the title out loud, mention the number of pixels/polygons that composed Snake's character sprite/model in said game, and quote a line or two. On the other hand, if the player finds a logo for a spinoff title (including ''[[MetalGearSolidPortableOps MPO]]'' ''Portable Ops'' or ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance MGR]]'') Revengeance]]'') Kaz won't recognize the title and doesn't even try to pronounce it.it, instead noting "it mustn't be that important".
30th Apr '16 5:41:41 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' draws a major plot beat from ''Macross II''; namely, the idea of a song that can control peoples' minds and drive them berserk.
29th Apr '16 12:12:23 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Insane Clown Posse were not very well received by Wrestling/RingOfHonor's fans, to the point ICP vs The Outcast Killaz was left off of the home release of ''Glory By Honor'' in 2002, only being found on the otherwise unrelated ''ROH Uncensored'' and not even being listed on the official results on the website. However, at ''Supercard Of Honor II'' Dave Prazak and Lenny Leonard insisted Wrestling/LarrySweeney had brought in something worse than ICP in the form of Johnny Fairplay.

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* The Insane Clown Posse were not very well received by Wrestling/RingOfHonor's fans, to the point ICP vs The Outcast Killaz was left off of the home release of ''Glory By Honor'' in 2002, only being found on the otherwise unrelated ''ROH Uncensored'' and not even being listed on the official results on the website. However, at ''Supercard Of Honor II'' in 2007 Dave Prazak and Lenny Leonard insisted Wrestling/LarrySweeney had brought in something worse than ICP in the form of Johnny Fairplay.
29th Apr '16 12:11:46 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** WWE's discontinuity of Rey Mysterio unmasking in WCW is subverted with the cover of Rey Mysterio's DVD "The Life Of A Masked Man". On the cover, he holds the mask in front of his face, so the top half of his head is visible, but his face is not completely visible. Thus he can be seen as both being masked and unmasked - satisfying both the older fans who criticise WWE for denying his unmasking, and the younger fans who have never seen him unmasked before and may not want to. And those who simply despise how WCW handled it; unmasking is '''SeriousBusiness''' in [[MaskedLuchador lucha libre]] and it's considered tremendously disrespectful that he was forced to unmask pretty much just because. This along with some LoopholeAbuse is why Rey is still allowed to wear his mask these days.

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** WWE's discontinuity of Rey Mysterio unmasking in WCW Wrestling/{{WCW}} is subverted with the cover of Rey Mysterio's DVD "The Life Of A Masked Man". On the cover, he holds the mask in front of his face, so the top half of his head is visible, but his face is not completely visible. Thus he can be seen as both being masked and unmasked - satisfying both the older fans who criticise WWE for denying his unmasking, and the younger fans who have never seen him unmasked before and may not want to. And those who simply despise how WCW handled it; unmasking is '''SeriousBusiness''' in [[MaskedLuchador lucha libre]] and it's considered tremendously disrespectful that he was forced to unmask pretty much just because. This along with some LoopholeAbuse is why Rey is still allowed to wear his mask these days.days.
* The Insane Clown Posse were not very well received by Wrestling/RingOfHonor's fans, to the point ICP vs The Outcast Killaz was left off of the home release of ''Glory By Honor'' in 2002, only being found on the otherwise unrelated ''ROH Uncensored'' and not even being listed on the official results on the website. However, at ''Supercard Of Honor II'' Dave Prazak and Lenny Leonard insisted Wrestling/LarrySweeney had brought in something worse than ICP in the form of Johnny Fairplay.
27th Apr '16 12:52:05 PM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has made a few jokes over the years about [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Rejected_Characters rejected characters]] like Homeschool Winner (a tall, skinny Homestar Runner look-alike). In the 2010 holiday cartoon "A Decemberween Mackerel", a bunch of these rejected characters show up in silhouette form in a line at Bubs' Concession Stand.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
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has made a few jokes over the years about [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Rejected_Characters rejected characters]] like Homeschool Winner (a tall, skinny Homestar Runner look-alike). In the 2010 holiday cartoon "A Decemberween Mackerel", a bunch of these rejected characters show up in silhouette form in a line at Bubs' Concession Stand.Stand.
** The original version of the character profile page claimed that the King of Town was Marzipan's father, which was later {{retcon}}ned to be "a horrible rumor". In the 2016 AprilFoolsDay cartoon "Marzipan's Answering Machine 17.2", the King of Town calls up Marzipan to ask her if there's any truth to that rumor.
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