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23rd Aug '16 2:00:47 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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Sometimes [[CanonForeigner a character from the Expanded Universe]] is so popular (or just so good) that they get put into the official {{continuity}} of the original medium. This character is known as a CanonImmigrant. If elements from the EU are well-recieved enough, they may be permanently integrated, [[ReVision revising]] or [[ReWrite rewriting]] the official continuity resulting in a {{Retcanon}}

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Sometimes [[CanonForeigner a character from the Expanded Universe]] is so popular (or just so good) that they get put into the official {{continuity}} of the original medium. This character is known as a CanonImmigrant. If elements from the EU are well-recieved well-received enough, they may be permanently integrated, [[ReVision revising]] or [[ReWrite rewriting]] the official continuity resulting in a {{Retcanon}}
21st Aug '16 12:24:28 PM nombretomado
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* {{Eclipse Phase}} encourages fans to produce material for the setting, leading to some extensive universe expansion efforts like the [[http://farcastblog.com Farcast Yearblog]].

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* {{Eclipse Phase}} ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' encourages fans to produce material for the setting, leading to some extensive universe expansion efforts like the [[http://farcastblog.com Farcast Yearblog]].
7th Aug '16 11:04:50 AM nombretomado
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TheVerse may branch out across different media as the {{fandom}} demands. There may be comic books, tie-in novels, movies, novelizations, {{video game}}s, etc. Sometimes the TV show is itself a branching-out of a [[TheVerse verse]] that originated in another form (such as comics, as in the MarvelUniverse or TheDCU).

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TheVerse may branch out across different media as the {{fandom}} demands. There may be comic books, tie-in novels, movies, novelizations, {{video game}}s, etc. Sometimes the TV show is itself a branching-out of a [[TheVerse verse]] that originated in another form (such as comics, as in the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse or TheDCU).
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30th Jul '16 3:23:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Daria}}'' has one, including the show, its two [[AllThereInTheManual published manuals]], its parent show ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' and any of its spin-offs. However, the ''term'' "Expanded Universe" usually refers to a group of interconnected {{Fan Verse}}s that most serious fans know, with its own set of {{Original Character}}s who appear in multiple creators' fanworks.

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* ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has one, including the show, its two [[AllThereInTheManual published manuals]], its parent show ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' and any of its spin-offs. However, the ''term'' "Expanded Universe" usually refers to a group of interconnected {{Fan Verse}}s that most serious fans know, with its own set of {{Original Character}}s who appear in multiple creators' fanworks.
30th Jul '16 2:06:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Few people know that the film ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', itself based (very loosely) on the Gary K. Wolf novel ''WhoCensoredRogerRabbit?'', has some nicely concise Expanded Universe material. The novel ''Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?'' (it's really spelled that way, because Roger stutters his p's) is a direct {{sequel}} to the film, and gives us plenty of more material on how the series' world functions, and much more about the life and family of Eddie Valiant. There are also comics and a couple of short stories.

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* Few people know that the film ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', itself based (very loosely) on the Gary K. Wolf novel ''WhoCensoredRogerRabbit?'', ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit?'', has some nicely concise Expanded Universe material. The novel ''Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?'' (it's really spelled that way, because Roger stutters his p's) is a direct {{sequel}} to the film, and gives us plenty of more material on how the series' world functions, and much more about the life and family of Eddie Valiant. There are also comics and a couple of short stories.
25th Jul '16 1:31:23 PM DynamiteXI
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* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy was itself novelized, but also spawned a [[Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide theme park attraction]], a two-season [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture animated series]], a [[VideoGame/BackToTheFutureTheGame video game]], and a [[ComicBook/BackToTheFuture comic book series]] -- each with their own new stories to add. As far as overall canonicity goes, it's an intentional FlipFlopOfGod; creator Bob Gale has said that any of these spin-offs ''could'' be canon based on the fan's preferences, since the series deals with multiple timelines.
18th Jul '16 3:53:27 PM Dere
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* SuperMarioBros has/had one, having multiple TV shows, the movie, the anime movie, the various comics and the choose your own adventure books in various different 'continuities'. They tend to be even stranger than the original games.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. what do we have here? An anime. Various mangas (several are based on the anime instead of games, by the way). Many games with their own universes such as the TCG series and the [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon PMD]] series.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', during its first few years, received three comic book lines (including a manga), three TV series, a movie, and a string of children's novels, all of which had its own canon separate from the video games'. Considering that each of them received their devoted followers, albeit of vastly different sizes, it's no wonder that Sonic has the most notorious BrokenBase in history.
1st Jul '16 7:22:24 PM Quing
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*The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series has this with novelizations, comics, and collections of short stories.
15th Jun '16 6:54:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' has three {{prequel}} novels ([[Literature/TheWalkingDeadRiseOfTheGovernor Rise of the Governor]], [[Literature/TheWalkingDeadTheRoadToWoodbury The Road to Woodbury]], and [[Literature/TheWalkingDeadFallOfTheGovernor The Fall of the Governor]]) and an [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead episodic adventure video game]] with two seasons by TelltaleGames that are all set in the same universe as the comic book.

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* ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' has three {{prequel}} novels ([[Literature/TheWalkingDeadRiseOfTheGovernor Rise of the Governor]], [[Literature/TheWalkingDeadTheRoadToWoodbury The Road to Woodbury]], and [[Literature/TheWalkingDeadFallOfTheGovernor The Fall of the Governor]]) and an [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead episodic adventure video game]] with two seasons by TelltaleGames Creator/TelltaleGames that are all set in the same universe as the comic book.
5th Jun '16 5:55:27 AM SSJMagus
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** Creator/{{Disney}}'s sequel trilogy has necessitated the [[http://www.starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page announcement]] that the old Expanded Universe is now an AlternateContinuity known as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', and all new stories are vetted (more extensively than before) to fit into the continuity established by the six films and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.

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** Creator/{{Disney}}'s sequel trilogy has necessitated the [[http://www.starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page announcement]] that the old Expanded Universe is now an AlternateContinuity known as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', and all new stories are vetted (more extensively than before) to fit into the continuity established by the six films and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. The reason for the more careful vetting is that under Disney's current rules, new Expanded Universe stories are ''just as canon as the movies''.
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