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29th Nov '16 11:52:01 AM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' nearly went through the same song and dance for single gender races as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' did. The Miqo'te were going to be female only and the Roegadyn would be male only, but players complained about it and the developers allowed the opposite sexes to be playable.
13th Nov '16 9:49:44 AM nombretomado
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* Due to its rather simplistic storyline, ''{{Enchanted}}'' fans have been left with the task of interpreting several plot threads left at the end, including the rhyme and reason behind [[spoiler: [[PairTheSpares Edward and Nancy]]'s last-minute hookup]] and how someone as naive as Giselle would react when she learns about sex.

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* Due to its rather simplistic storyline, ''{{Enchanted}}'' ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' fans have been left with the task of interpreting several plot threads left at the end, including the rhyme and reason behind [[spoiler: [[PairTheSpares Edward and Nancy]]'s last-minute hookup]] and how someone as naive as Giselle would react when she learns about sex.
23rd Oct '16 6:45:46 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series by its nature encourages this in their Fandom; GameFAQS is filled with exhaustive plot and character analyses. A sure way to troll any fan forum is to cut down EpilepticTrees with the insistence that it's all just deliberately Invoked MindScrew on Konami's part.

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* The ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series by its nature encourages this in their Fandom; GameFAQS Website/GameFAQS is filled with exhaustive plot and character analyses. A sure way to troll any fan forum is to cut down EpilepticTrees with the insistence that it's all just deliberately Invoked MindScrew on Konami's part.
7th Oct '16 10:24:45 PM Everdream
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** ''Generations Episode 6: The Reawakening'' seems to suggest they are dogs, but raises more fan wank than it settles. See anime category above.
7th Oct '16 8:41:00 PM Everdream
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** ''Pokémon Generations Episode 6: The Reawakening'' opened a can of fan wank debate when it showed the silhouettes of the Legendary Beasts before they were turned into Legendary Beasts. They don't fully match any existing Pokémon, instead looking and sounding more like normal dogs. Some took this to mean they were some sort of not yet revealed Pokémon, others think they are just meant to be generic placeholder "beast/dog" silhouettes that we all are paying more attention to then what the animators meant for us to, and yet others think they were Houndour (which raises another fan wanking sparking question if true; why are Fire Types dying in a fire?). All except for a few of the "paying too much attention to silhouettes" people took this as proof that the Legendary Beasts were always intended to be dog Pokémon, not cat Pokémon, mostly putting to rest something the fandom has debated for years.

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** ''Pokémon Generations Episode 6: The Reawakening'' opened a can of fan wank debate when it showed the silhouettes of the Legendary Beasts before they were turned into Legendary Beasts. They don't fully match any existing Pokémon, instead looking and sounding more like normal dogs. Some took this to mean they were some sort of not yet revealed Pokémon, others think they are just meant to be generic placeholder "beast/dog" silhouettes that we all are paying more attention to then than what the animators meant for us to, and yet others think they were Houndour (which raises another fan wanking sparking question if true; why are Fire Types dying in a fire?). All except for a few of the "paying too much attention to silhouettes" people took this as proof that the Legendary Beasts were always intended to be dog Pokémon, not cat Pokémon, mostly putting to rest something the fandom has debated for years.
7th Oct '16 8:39:32 PM Everdream
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** ''Pokémon Generations Episode 6: The Reawakening'' opened a can of fan wank debate when it showed the silhouettes of the Legendary Beasts before they were turned into Legendary Beasts. They don't fully match any existing Pokémon, instead looking and sounding more like normal dogs. Some took this to mean they were some sort of not yet revealed Pokémon, others think they are just meant to be generic placeholder "beast/dog" silhouettes that we all are paying more attention to then what the animators meant for us to, and yet others think they were Houndour (which raises another fan wanking sparking question if true; why are Fire Types dying in a fire?). All except for a few of the "paying too much attention to silhouettes" people took this as proof that the Legendary Beasts were always intended to be dog Pokémon, not cat Pokémon, mostly putting to rest something the fandom has debated for years.
25th Sep '16 5:23:01 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Don't you get us started on Disney comics' continuities. Between the Barks continuity, Don Rosa continuity, American 70's continuity, Dutch continuity and Italian continuity, it's a godawful mess of ContinuitySnarl[=s=] that fans are desperately trying to resolve. Among the more pressing issues:
** There literally ''hundreds'' of different stories where the ''same'' characters initially don't believe in Santa Claus, before being proven wrong when Santa saves the day.
** The same goes for various other mythical stuffs like aliens, and various apparently mutually-exclusive explanations for Atlantis and Stonehenge have been formulated, with courageous attempts to try and make them fit together.
** The Duck family tree. Oooh, the Duck family tree, so much. Since creators couldn't keep up with the thousands of other stories their colleagues had been writing, Donald ends up with a few hundred first cousins and paternal uncles, and a dozen different characters claim to be Scrooge McDuck's paternal grandfather.
14th Sep '16 4:12:18 PM LondonKdS
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See also UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny, an entire trope driven by Fan Wank. Not to be confused with the other use of "wank" in many fandom circles, which refers to wankerish fannish behaviour of various kinds, such as pretentiousness, BrokenBase feuding, and general stupidity. Also not to be confused with wanking the fans, which is described in PanderingToTheBase.

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See also UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny, an entire trope driven by Fan Wank. Not to be confused with the other use of "wank" in many fandom circles, which refers to wankerish fannish behaviour of various kinds, such as pretentiousness, BrokenBase feuding, and general stupidity.FanDumb. Also not to be confused with wanking the fans, which is described in PanderingToTheBase.
28th Aug '16 10:58:33 AM digiman619
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*** Or there is a [[TakeAThirdOption third way]] to view it: In the same way that some micro-organisms can only live in especially clean environments, medichlorians can only live in a being with a connection to the Force. The greater the being's Force potential, the more medichlorians can live in within it, hence using medichlorian count as a gauge of strength in the Force.
21st Aug '16 12:24:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://farcastblog.com Farcast]] for {{Eclipse Phase}} is an entire year of fanwank, where the author set out to see if he could produce a year's worth of material for the setting just to see if he can.

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* [[http://farcastblog.com Farcast]] for {{Eclipse Phase}} ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is an entire year of fanwank, where the author set out to see if he could produce a year's worth of material for the setting just to see if he can.
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