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21st Jun '17 6:57:40 PM KamiKaze
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* After the main ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series ended, Scott heavily implied that [[spoiler:all four games were AllJustADream (as opposed to only the fourth, which had already been established as an extended NightmareSequence).]] Naturally the fans weren't too keen on this possibility.

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* ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'':
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After the main ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series ended, [[FiveNightsAtFreddys4 fourth game]]'s release, Scott had text on his website that heavily implied that [[spoiler:all four games were AllJustADream (as opposed to only the fourth, which had already been established as an extended NightmareSequence).]] Naturally the fans weren't too keen on this possibility.possibility.
** ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' has a secret cut-scene that raises the possibility [[spoiler:that Springtrap isn't actually William Afton, a.k.a. [[SerialKiller the Purple Guy]], but his ''son'', who was murdered in a case of mistaken identity.]] Needless to say, fans disliked this reveal because it [[spoiler:removed what made Springtrap memorable (him being the only truly evil animatronic as opposed to a tragic victim, with a CreepyAwesome design and backstory to match)]]. Some also felt that it made the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 the third game]]'s true ending [[YankTheDogsChain pointless]], when previously it was [[EarnYourHappyEnding one of the few happy endings in the franchise]].
1st Jun '17 7:45:46 PM jormis29
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* In a rare example of the fan-disliked explanation happening ''early'' in a franchise, George A. Romero's ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' explains where the zombies are coming from early in [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 the first film.]] However, the explanation of a [[NuclearNasty "Radioactive Space Probe"]] didn't quite catch on, and later zombie media generally refuses to concretely explain the origins of the living dead. The universally reviled ''Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition'' (a re-release of the movie--which is in the PublicDomain--with added scenes by a filmmaker not connected to George Romero) instead implies the zombie plague is demonic in origin.

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* In a rare example of the fan-disliked explanation happening ''early'' in a franchise, George A. Romero's Creator/GeorgeARomero's ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' explains where the zombies are coming from early in [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 the first film.]] However, the explanation of a [[NuclearNasty "Radioactive Space Probe"]] didn't quite catch on, and later zombie media generally refuses to concretely explain the origins of the living dead. The universally reviled ''Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition'' (a re-release of the movie--which is in the PublicDomain--with added scenes by a filmmaker not connected to George Romero) instead implies the zombie plague is demonic in origin.
24th May '17 1:45:58 AM WickedIcon
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** ''Film/AlienCovenant'' is making matters ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]'' with the reveal that [[spoiler: the classic Xenomorph is, most likely, the creation of Michael Fassbender's [[AIIsACrapshoot David]].]] While it's at least not an outright VoodooShark, the {{Anvilicious}} [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters thematic implications]] of the idea, along with many fans disliking [[spoiler: adding a GreaterScopeVillain to the franchise ''this late'']], has caused it to be an outright ''reviled'' element of the film by many.
22nd May '17 2:35:25 PM SpinAttaxx
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* You'll be hard-pressed to find a fan of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' who thinks that Season 3's revelation of [[OmnicidalManiac Unicron]] -- the planet-eating-planet and SatanicArchetype of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' mythos -- being created by [[http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/30/Primacron.jpg this silly-looking alien monkey thing]] named Primacron was a good idea.[[labelnote:*]][[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Controverse One manga made years later]] would attribute the Quintessons as another creation of his, which fans aren't too keen on either.[[/labelnote]] Hasbro seems to agree, as all later depictions of Unicron ignore Primacron in favour of the Primus/Unicron myth used in [[ComicBook/TheTransformers the Marvel comic]].
18th May '17 11:04:56 AM erforce
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* In a rare example of the fan-disliked explanation happening ''early'' in a franchise, George Romero's ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' explains where the zombies are coming from early in [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the first film.]] However, the explanation of a [[NuclearNasty "Radioactive Space Probe"]] didn't quite catch on, and later zombie media generally refuses to concretely explain the origins of the living dead. The universally reviled ''Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition'' (a re-release of the movie--which is in the PublicDomain--with added scenes by a filmmaker not connected to George Romero) instead implies the zombie plague is demonic in origin.

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* In a rare example of the fan-disliked explanation happening ''early'' in a franchise, George A. Romero's ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' explains where the zombies are coming from early in [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 the first film.]] However, the explanation of a [[NuclearNasty "Radioactive Space Probe"]] didn't quite catch on, and later zombie media generally refuses to concretely explain the origins of the living dead. The universally reviled ''Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition'' (a re-release of the movie--which is in the PublicDomain--with added scenes by a filmmaker not connected to George Romero) instead implies the zombie plague is demonic in origin.
1st May '17 9:12:27 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** The Time Lords were introduced as a CrystalSpiresAndTogas civilisation of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens who were 'cosmic Buddhists', believing in non-intervention except for occasional, inscrutable actions made from a point of omniscience and taken for the greater good (such as their use of both the Third and Fourth Doctors as {{Boxed Crook}}s). Robert Holmes felt this was boring BlackAndWhiteMorality that didn't fit [[WriterOnBoard his own worldview]], and, [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonianly]], didn't jive with a few throwaway lines made by the Fourth Doctor (like complaining the Time Lords didn't want to sully their "lily-white hands"), and {{RetCon}}ned them irreparably into a DeadlyDecadentCourt made up of ritual-obsessed old bureaucrats of average intelligence wearing silly hats and backstabbing each other while the poor starve. The fandom at the time was quite outraged, although [[VindicatedByHistory the benefit of hindsight]] has made the decision (and the story) much more appreciated. Notably, neither Creator/RussellTDavies nor Creator/MarkGatiss liked this conception of the Time Lords and [[ArmedWithCanon what we see of them during RTD's tenure is a great deal more godly]], although not particularly sympathetic.

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*** The Time Lords were introduced as a CrystalSpiresAndTogas civilisation of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens who were 'cosmic Buddhists', believing in non-intervention except for occasional, inscrutable actions made from a point of omniscience and taken for the greater good (such as their use of both the Third and Fourth Doctors as {{Boxed Crook}}s). Robert Holmes felt this was boring BlackAndWhiteMorality that didn't fit [[WriterOnBoard his own worldview]], and, [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonianly]], didn't jive with a few throwaway lines made by the Fourth Doctor (like complaining the Time Lords didn't want to sully their "lily-white hands"), and {{RetCon}}ned {{Retcon}}ned them irreparably into a DeadlyDecadentCourt made up of ritual-obsessed old bureaucrats of average intelligence wearing silly hats and backstabbing each other while the poor starve. The fandom at the time was quite outraged, although [[VindicatedByHistory the benefit of hindsight]] has made the decision (and the story) much more appreciated. Notably, neither Creator/RussellTDavies nor Creator/MarkGatiss liked this conception of the Time Lords and [[ArmedWithCanon what we see of them during RTD's tenure is a great deal more godly]], although not particularly sympathetic.



** A lot of fans didn't like the origin of the Avatar story, mainly the fact that bending originates from [[spoiler:lion turtles]]. And the {{RetCon}}ning of the Avatar spirit from the spirit of the planet to a "[[BigGood spirit of light and peace]]" changes the morality of the series, from seeking "balance" to a much flatter "good triumphs over evil" dichotomy.

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** A lot of fans didn't like the origin of the Avatar story, mainly the fact that bending originates from [[spoiler:lion turtles]]. And the {{RetCon}}ning {{Retcon}}ning of the Avatar spirit from the spirit of the planet to a "[[BigGood spirit of light and peace]]" changes the morality of the series, from seeking "balance" to a much flatter "good triumphs over evil" dichotomy.



** It's implied in ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1'' that Celestia and Luna were not born alicorn. This has yet to be explained more in canon though, so some fans have taken the wording to refer to how they [[ExactWords weren't born in Equestria]] because it wasn't a thing yet. Though the fact that alicorns are not a natural horse type has been suggested by the fact the two alicorns who we know the origins of weren't born alicorns, the concept that the sisters aren't naturally alicorns has upset years of {{fanon}}. It was generally assumed Celestia and Luna were born into royalty and were born alicorn. It was also Creator/LaurenFaust's idea that Celestia and Luna were the only two alicorn, and thus were most likely meant to be born alicorn. The series itself has been free to ignore much of Faust's ideas since she quit the show though. It's never been explicitly said that the sisters were born alicorn in-show, however the book ''Literature/TheJournalOfTheTwoSisters'' has been dubbed canon and heavily implied they were. The episode came afterwards which only makes the issue more confusing. Fans are [[BrokenBase evenly split]] on whether Celestia and Luna being ascended makes things more interesting or is a horrible {{retcon}}.
19th Apr '17 3:10:35 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': For a lot of fans, TheReveal that [[spoiler:Junko's primary weapon was Mitarai's brainwashing animation techniques]], instead of their own MagnificentBastard and DarkMessiah qualities resulted in a huge BadassDecay for the franchise's villain, whose charisma and capacity to bind people to their will was always believed to be their most impressive quality. It was also unpopular among those who wanted to see why the lovable ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' cast would [[spoiler:fall into despair]], finding the above explanation to be a lazy cop-out that forgoes characterization in favor of a one-size-fits-all plot point that is far less interesting.

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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': For a lot of fans, TheReveal that [[spoiler:Junko's [[spoiler:Enoshima's primary weapon was Mitarai's brainwashing animation techniques]], instead of their own MagnificentBastard and DarkMessiah qualities resulted in a huge BadassDecay for the franchise's villain, whose charisma and capacity to bind people to their will was always believed to be their most impressive quality. It was also unpopular among those who wanted to see why the lovable ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' cast would [[spoiler:fall into despair]], finding the above explanation to be a lazy cop-out that forgoes characterization in favor of a one-size-fits-all plot point that is far less interesting.
16th Apr '17 9:36:44 PM DustSnitch
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* This is the reason we don't know SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's origin in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. Some people take Creator/AlanMoore's [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke story]] as the truth but at the end the Joker himself says that his memories of his origin [[MultipleChoicePast change from day to day]].

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* This is the reason we don't know SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's origin in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. Some people take Creator/AlanMoore's [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke story]] as the truth but at the end the Joker himself says that his memories of his origin [[MultipleChoicePast change from day to day]].
10th Apr '17 10:23:22 AM Sapphirea2
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** In "The End of Time", the Tenth Doctor gives a speech about what regeneration is, in which he explains it as being a death, where 'some other man' saunters off. Many fans objected to this, pointing at situations where other incarnations had considered it a rebirth, a healing or a second chance, and thought the speech was a pre-emptive attempt to guilt-trip fans into considering his yet-to-debut successor a ReplacementScrappy. Later Eleventh Doctor episodes write this off as 'ego problems' and the Twelfth Doctor calls regeneration "Man Flu".

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** In "The End of Time", the Tenth Doctor gives a speech about what regeneration is, in which he explains it as being a death, where 'some other man' saunters off. Many fans objected to this, pointing at situations where other incarnations had considered it a rebirth, a healing or a second chance, and thought the speech was a pre-emptive preemptive attempt to guilt-trip fans into considering his yet-to-debut successor a ReplacementScrappy. Later Eleventh Doctor episodes write this off as 'ego problems' and the Twelfth Doctor calls regeneration "Man Flu".Flu" in "Hell Bent".



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], in which the Doctor can only get temporary escape from the Veil by confessing truths he never has before, has him admitting that contrary to his usual claims, he didn't leave Gallifrey in the first place because he was bored. Rather, he was ''scared'' of...'''something'''. There are fans who seem to prefer the "bored" motivation to yet more teasing of a DarkAndTroubledPast that will remain a RiddleForTheAges, as no explanation of why he ran away after 50+ years could live up to such a long wait for it.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], in which the Doctor can only get temporary escape from the Veil by confessing truths he never has before, has him admitting that contrary to his usual claims, he didn't leave Gallifrey in the first place because he was bored. Rather, he was ''scared'' '''scared''' of...'''something'''. There are fans who seem to prefer the "bored" motivation to yet more teasing of a DarkAndTroubledPast No subsequent story has revealed what that will remain a RiddleForTheAges, as no explanation was of why he ran away yet. Thing is, after 50+ years could fans came to accept that despite many teases, especially in the new series, the Doctor's backstory, real name, etc. will never be revealed in full because it would never live up to such a long wait for it.what they've seen him go through on his adventures. Thus, they were perfectly happy with him leaving Gallifrey "just because".
10th Apr '17 10:14:23 AM Sapphirea2
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], in which the Doctor can only get temporary escape from the Veil by confessing truths he never has before, has him admitting that contrary to his usual claims, he didn't leave Gallifrey in the first place because he was bored. Rather, he was ''scared'' of...'''something'''. There are fans who seem to prefer the "bored" motivation to yet more teasing of a DarkAndTroubledPast that will remain a RiddleForTheAges, as no explanation of why he ran away after 50+ years could live up to such a long wait for it.
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