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15th Jul '16 12:04:41 AM K
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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 splinter timeline caused by Trunks' time machine shenanigans, and the much-beloved Future Trunks has a lot to say about his counterpart's methods, although he does come 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 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 come around.
15th Jul '16 12:03:43 AM K
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** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is the subject of many new DiscontinuityNods, 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 counterpart's methods, although he does come come around.
** Notably, the opening of the new ''Battle of Gods'' movie depicts JokeVillain 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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** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is the subject of many new DiscontinuityNods, 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 counterpart's methods, although he does come come around.
** Notably, the opening of the new ''Battle of Gods'' movie depicts JokeVillain 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.
15th Jul '16 12:02:52 AM K
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* When ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' got a full-color reprint of the manga, Akira Toriyama wrote a number of new articles [[WorldBuilding expanding on the setting]] or answering long-standing questions. One article discussing Dr. Gero's Androids mentions that #13, #14, and #15 are nearly complete but not yet ready to be activated; this is a nod to the NonSerialMovie ''Anime/SuperAndroid13'', where those three Androids (designed by Toriyama himself) were completed by Gero's supercomputer after his death at the hands of a rebellious #17.

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When ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' got a full-color reprint of the manga, Akira Toriyama wrote a number of new articles [[WorldBuilding expanding on the setting]] or answering long-standing questions. One article discussing Dr. Gero's Androids mentions that #13, #14, and #15 are nearly complete but not yet ready to be activated; this is a nod to the NonSerialMovie ''Anime/SuperAndroid13'', where those three Androids (designed by Toriyama himself) were completed by Gero's supercomputer after his death at the hands of a rebellious #17.#17.
** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is the subject of many new DiscontinuityNods, 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 counterpart's methods, although he does come come around.
** Notably, the opening of the new ''Battle of Gods'' movie depicts JokeVillain 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.
5th Jul '16 8:55:09 AM jjjj2
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', specifically the ShowWithinAShow in "[[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs The Ember Island Players]]", in a reference to the unpopular episode "The Great Divide":
-->'''Actor!Aang:''' Look! It's the Great Divide! The biggest canyon in the Earth Kingdom!\\
(pause)\\
'''Actor!Sokka:''' Ehh... Let's keep flying.
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".
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