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16th Jul '16 5:50:22 AM DaibhidC
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbStarWars'' is an authorized parody of ''Film/ANewHope'' in which characters resembling those from ''Phineas and Ferb'' are involved significantly in the film's plot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbStarWars'' is an authorized parody of ''Film/ANewHope'' in which characters resembling those from ''Phineas and Ferb'' are involved significantly in the film's plot. plot (although never at a point where you'd actually see them in the film if they were there).
3rd Jul '16 1:31:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Grendel'', by John Gardner, is written entirely from the perspective of the oldest villain in English literature. Beowulf scarcely merits mention. The most interesting passages of the novel concern Grendel's relationships with Hrothgar and the Dragon, who serves as TheObiWan to Grendel's Luke.

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* ''Grendel'', by John Gardner, is written entirely from the perspective of the oldest villain in English literature. Beowulf scarcely merits mention. The most interesting passages of the novel concern Grendel's relationships with Hrothgar and the Dragon, who serves as TheObiWan the Obi-Wan to Grendel's Luke.
3rd Apr '16 3:42:56 AM dvorak
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* One big plot hole in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' is "why can't the Fellowship ride the Eagles to Mordor and dispose of the Ring lickety-split?", with the official answer being "Sauron has such dominion over Mordor that he controls even the air currents". This is not widely accepted. ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfMordor'' introduces a creature called a "hell-hawk", a smaller cousin to the Nazgûl's flying steeds which attack eagles on sight, in much the same way crows instinctively hate owls.

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* One big plot hole in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' is "why can't the Fellowship ride the Eagles to Mordor and dispose of the Ring lickety-split?", with the official answer being "Sauron has such dominion over Mordor that he controls even the air currents". This is not widely accepted. ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfMordor'' ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' introduces a creature called a "hell-hawk", a smaller cousin to the Nazgûl's flying steeds which attack eagles on sight, in much the same way crows instinctively hate owls.
3rd Apr '16 3:40:20 AM dvorak
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* One big plot hole in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' is "why can't the Fellowship ride the Eagles to Mordor and dispose of the Ring lickety-split?", with the official answer being "Sauron has such dominion over Mordor that he controls even the air currents". This is not widely accepted. ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfMordor'' introduces a creature called a "hell-hawk", a smaller cousin to the Nazgûl's flying steeds which attack eagles on sight, in much the same way crows instinctively hate owls.
8th Mar '16 4:03:19 PM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'' takes this approach when reconciling ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'''s literal SpaceCompression and other AcceptableBreaksFromReality with the author's desire to write hard science fiction, treating the Kerbol system seen in-game as a fictionalised version of the "real" Kerbin, Mun etc. This gets quite meta with the inclusion of a reference to a videogame called "Buzz Kerman's Race Into Space", which is basically an in-universe equivalent of ''Kerbal Space Program'' itself, and Jebediah Kerman is an avid player!
19th Dec '15 6:02:54 PM ading
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': "Slumber Party" reveals that [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Oz is real]], and Dorothy Gale was actually a hunter, but she didn't kill the Wicked Witch, nor did the Witch have a weakness to water. L. Frank Baum was Dorothy's father, and Dorothy is rather miffed that he made her stay in Oz sound so pleasant.



* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'': The "Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper" fight portrays Sherlock as being a bumbling idiot. When Nick points out how strange this seems, Johnny tells him "Well, Nick, you can't believe everything you read."



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31st Aug '15 7:29:17 AM tiredandtrue
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* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BondsLeftUnbroken'' shows that the shady organization that funded Bill Hawks' time machine was Targent.
16th Jul '15 6:54:29 AM TrustBen
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* The common External Retcon for Holmes is given a nod in the Season Two finale of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', where Moriarty convinces everyone that he's an innocent actor and Holmes only cooked up the "Moriarty" arch-nemesis so that he could commit crimes himself, "solve" them, and look good. Since the Holmes of that series is such an extreme InsufferableGenius, it's plausible for so many people to believe it.

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* The common External Retcon for Holmes is given a nod in the Season Two finale of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', where Moriarty convinces everyone that he's an innocent actor and Holmes only cooked up the "Moriarty" arch-nemesis so that he could commit crimes himself, "solve" them, [[EngineeredHeroics "solve"]] [[HeroismAddict them]], and look good. Since the Holmes of that series is such an extreme InsufferableGenius, it's plausible for so many people to believe it.
11th Jul '15 4:23:50 AM dbfnq
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* Kim Newman (again!) wrote a short story called ''Further Developments In The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde'', in which Hyde is Jekyll's secret lover. Notable in that it uses lengthy quotations from the original work to back up its assertions.
14th May '15 1:45:45 PM Kid
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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'': The premise is that Disney's original ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' was based on inaccurate information regarding the title character and her relationship with Princess Aurora. The film's Narrator--- Eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: an elderly Aurora]]--- lampshades this at the beginning and end of the film. At the same time, there are enough changes in the film to classify it as an AlternateContinuity.

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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'': The premise is that Disney's original ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' was based on inaccurate information regarding the title character and her relationship with Princess Aurora. The film's Narrator--- Eventually Narrator -- eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: an elderly Aurora]]--- Aurora]] -- lampshades this at the beginning and end of the film. At the same time, there are enough changes in the film to classify it as an AlternateContinuity.
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