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19th Mar '17 1:33:26 AM frogpatrol
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* The same is true of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger - he has four mutually exclusive origins, all of which were published in the same issue of one series and given equal weight. One of these was also written by Creator/AlanMoore. Meanwhile, in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger now has a definitive origin ([[spoiler:He's Judas Iscariot]]).

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* The same is true of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger - he has ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger. He had four mutually exclusive origins, all of which were published in the same issue of one series ''Secret Origins'' and given equal weight. One of these them was also written by Creator/AlanMoore. Meanwhile, in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger now has a definitive origin origin. ([[spoiler:He's Judas Iscariot]]).Iscariot]].)
19th Mar '17 1:30:44 AM frogpatrol
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': The explanation of the true nature of Shonen Bat and Maromi, [[spoiler: as manifestations of guilt may be considered anti-climatic]] However, the show avoids this trope mostly by [[spoiler: leaving many aspects vague or outright unexplained or inconclusive.]]

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': The explanation of the true nature of Shonen Bat and Maromi, [[spoiler: as tidily explained as manifestations of guilt may be considered anti-climatic]] However, the show avoids this trope mostly by [[spoiler: leaving many aspects vague or outright unexplained or inconclusive.]]
19th Mar '17 1:29:41 AM frogpatrol
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': The reveal of the true nature of Shonen Bat and Maromi, [[spoiler: them both being a dog and a sketch from Tsukiko's childhood as well as aspects of a guilt-avoidence function she fabricated, may be considered anti-climactic.]] However, the show avoids this trope mostly by [[spoiler: leaving many aspects vague or outright unexplained/concluded in order to increase suspense.]]

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': The reveal explanation of the true nature of Shonen Bat and Maromi, [[spoiler: them both being a dog and a sketch from Tsukiko's childhood as well as aspects manifestations of a guilt-avoidence function she fabricated, guilt may be considered anti-climactic.]] anti-climatic]] However, the show avoids this trope mostly by [[spoiler: leaving many aspects vague or outright unexplained/concluded in order to increase suspense.unexplained or inconclusive.]]
11th Mar '17 11:20:38 AM nombretomado
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* For some fans ''MetalGearSolid4'' was a huge case of this. Hideo Kojima actually ''wanted'' to leave [=MGS2=] open-ended, but mass outrage and death threats from the fanbase forced him to develop ''4''.

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* For some fans ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' was a huge case of this. Hideo Kojima actually ''wanted'' to leave [=MGS2=] open-ended, but mass outrage and death threats from the fanbase forced him to develop ''4''.
9th Mar '17 6:13:17 PM Pichu-kun
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** It's implied in '''' 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}}.

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** 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}}.
9th Mar '17 6:06:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' gives us the first explanation into Scar's backstory since the semi-canon ''The Lion King: Six New Adventures''. Like Kopa, the series [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the books. In ''[=TLG=]'' Scar was the previous leader of The Lion Guard whose powers got to his head. After murdering the other members, his powers were taken away by the Great Kings of the Past. Many fans absolutely loathe this explanation to his StartOfDarkness, as the concept of "The Roar of the Elders" is heavily fantastical compared to [[GenreShift the movies]] and said explanation implies that Mufasa never punished his killing brother.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' gives us the first explanation into Scar's backstory since the semi-canon books ''The Lion King: Six New Adventures''. Like Kopa, the The series [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the books.books completely (most obvious in that Kopa doesn't exist). In ''[=TLG=]'' Scar was the previous leader of The Lion Guard whose powers got to his head. After murdering the other members, his powers were taken away by the Great Kings of the Past. Many fans absolutely loathe this explanation to his StartOfDarkness, as the concept of "The Roar of the Elders" is heavily fantastical compared to [[GenreShift the movies]] and said explanation implies that Mufasa never punished his killing brother.


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** It's implied in '''' 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}}.
24th Feb '17 1:29:13 PM SinusPi
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* ''Series/TheMentalist'': The series' long-elusive ArchEnemy, often outsmarting the already [[SuperIntelligence superhumanly intelligent]] hero, eventually turns out to be [[spoiler: just a rural sheriff with friends in high places]].
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': The final arc heavily hints that Dexter's homicidal tendencies might have been sustained, or even heightened, rather than treated, by the Code he's been taught - it turns out that a certain psychiatrist was obsessed with the concept, after failing to treat her own, truly homicidal, son. Even so, in the finale Dexter decides he is a monster after all, and goes into exile.
23rd Feb '17 12:47:13 PM bwburke94
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' has a more unusual example of this when it comes to the identity of the mother of Timmy's two children from the DistantFinale to ''WesternAnimation/ChannelChasers'', Tommy and Tammy. ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' decided to make it so that their mother is [[spoiler: no one whatsoever]], due to the fact that the live-action movies throw [[spoiler:the ending of ''Channel Chasers'']] into CanonDiscontinuity. This ''infuriated'' fans not just because it {{retcon}}s a major source of FanficFuel away, but also revealed that Timmy's future has him [[spoiler: never advancing past fifth grade in a bid to remain a child and never lose Cosmo and Wanda, in contrast to the previous ending showing that Timmy eventually becomes a happy and well-adjusted adult whose children have Cosmo and Wanda as godparents instead]]. Not to mention that the third live-action movie [[EmergencyTransformation involves an event]] [[FanonDiscontinuity fans refuse to acknowledge]].
19th Feb '17 10:58:20 PM RacattackForce
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* For ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', the creator {{Jossed}} that the Pines family are [[AmbiguouslyJewish practicing Judaists]], with Grunkle Stan being raised as such but becoming atheist, and the twins being raised nonreligious but prone to celebrating Jewish holidays. The fans continue to reject this idea.

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* For ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', the creator {{Jossed}} that the Pines family are [[AmbiguouslyJewish practicing Judaists]], with Judaists]]. He states that Grunkle Stan being was raised as such but becoming became an atheist, and the twins are being raised nonreligious but are prone to celebrating Jewish holidays.holidays ([[WriteWhoYouKnow similar to himself and his own twin sister]]). The fans continue to reject this idea.
16th Feb '17 12:16:08 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The official timeline of the series. One of the biggest fanon debates in video game history was explained [[AllThereInTheManual in an official art book]] titled ''Hyrule Historia'', confirming that the series had not two, but THREE parallel timelines (all of them originated in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''), which seemed like quite the WriterCopOut instead of providing a much stronger explanation (despite Nintendo frequently claiming the timeline was documented since long before its reveal).

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** The official timeline of the series. One of the biggest fanon debates in video game history was explained [[AllThereInTheManual in an official art book]] titled ''Hyrule Historia'', confirming that the series had not two, but THREE parallel timelines (all of them originated in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''), which seemed like quite the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''). There are fans who consider this to be a WriterCopOut instead of providing a much stronger explanation (despite Nintendo frequently claiming the timeline was documented since long before its reveal).



* A VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} example is the existence of Gorana Halforcen from the original RTS games. In those games, she is described as half human, which worked at the time. About a decade worth of retcons later, suddenly her being half human and as old as she was made no sense. The solution? Make her half draenei instead who had her body manipulated to appear half human. This was met with varying degrees of acceptance to annoyance, particularly because it was part of a story dealing with [[TheScrappy a very controversial character]].

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* A VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' example is the existence of Gorana Halforcen from the original RTS games. In those games, she is described as half human, which worked at the time. About a decade worth of retcons later, suddenly her being half human and as old as she was made no sense. The solution? Make her half draenei instead who had her body manipulated to appear half human. This was met with varying degrees of acceptance to annoyance, particularly because it was part of a story dealing with [[TheScrappy a very controversial character]].
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