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15th Sep '16 12:52:55 PM longWriter
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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 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 [[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''.
21st Aug '16 5:37:03 AM Starkengard
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*** Turns out [[spoiler: Chuck IS God]].
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}}'':
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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"]]:
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