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9th Feb '16 8:25:48 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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\n* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' ends with the rather divisive [[TheReveal Reveal]] that [[spoiler: Jason White is actually Superman's son, and that he's in the process of developing Superman's powers]]. Since the movie never got a sequel, and it was [[ContinuityReboot rebooted]] with ''Film/ManOfSteel'' in 2013, we never got to see [[spoiler: what kind of man Jason would grow into, and how he would choose to follow in his father's footsteps]].
1st Feb '16 10:38:17 AM AshlynNyx
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** In regards to post-''Film/TheForceAwakens'', there's the issue of Rey's family and MysteriousPast.
21st Jan '16 1:19:21 PM X2X
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* The Virtual Nightmare Arc in the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was supposed to be a FillerArc, but it introduced a unique [[HouseRules House Rule]] to the game called the Deckmaster system. Despite Kaiba's insistence canon-wise that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOFThisAgain they forget it ever happened]], FanFic writers never seem to get tired of using this house rule and putting unique spins on it. (In fact, the ''VideoGame/YuGiOhTheDuelistsOfTheRoses'' may have been a "legit" example of expanding the Deckmaster system.)
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* The Virtual Nightmare Arc in the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was supposed to be a FillerArc, but it introduced a unique [[HouseRules House Rule]] to the game called the Deckmaster Deck Master system. Despite Kaiba's insistence canon-wise that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOFThisAgain they forget it ever happened]], FanFic writers never seem to get tired of using this house rule and putting unique spins on it. (In fact, the ''VideoGame/YuGiOhTheDuelistsOfTheRoses'' may have been a "legit" example of expanding the Deckmaster system.Deck Master system with the similarly functioning Deck Leaders.)

* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'': Even the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' made it clear that what was shown on screen was simply one small part of a large war. The UC timeline spans over two centuries, and then there are the AlternateUniverse series, and that's not even considering fans making their own Gundam AU. There's also less of an aversion to fans making up all-new casts due to the practice of introducing a new lead character for every anime, manga and video game.
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'': Even the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' made it clear that what was shown on screen was simply one small part of a large war. The UC timeline spans over two centuries, and then there are the AlternateUniverse series, and that's not even considering fans making their own Gundam ''Gundam'' AU. There's also less of an aversion to fans making up all-new casts due to the practice of introducing a new lead character for every anime, manga and video game.

* All of those spartans that didn't get a story on the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and in the ExpandedUniverse.
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* All of those spartans Spartans that didn't get a story on the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and in the ExpandedUniverse.

** All the alternate timelines and universes add more of this too. What happened in Termina before and after Link's adventure in ''Majora's Mask'' (and what was Majora's own backstory)? The wars in the past that occurred before ''Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, Skyward Sword'' and various other titles, of which the BigBad is usually one of the last survivors? What happened to so and so character introduced in one game that's never been heard of since? Each of these questions usually starts a lot of Zelda fan fic... * ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has generated massive numbers of fanfics over the years, thanks to the sheer cultural presence in the childhoods of an entire generation. The games (especially the early ones) often had sparse characterization and backstories for many characters (including [[HeroicMime the protagonists]]), making [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] easy for many writers. And we're not even getting into the related media...
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** All the alternate timelines and universes add more of this too. What happened in Termina before and after Link's adventure in ''Majora's Mask'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' (and what was Majora's own backstory)? The wars in the past that occurred before ''Ocarina ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time, Time]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past, Past]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword'' Sword]]'' and various other titles, of which the BigBad is usually one of the last survivors? What happened to so and so character introduced in one game that's never been heard of since? Each of these questions usually starts a lot of Zelda ''Zelda'' fan fic... * ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has generated massive numbers of fanfics over the years, thanks to the sheer cultural presence in the childhoods of an entire generation. The games (especially the early ones) often had sparse characterization and backstories for many characters (including [[HeroicMime the protagonists]]), making [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] easy for many writers. And we're not even getting into the related media...

** The fandom is particularly fond of writing fics about Liquid's backstory (usually set during his time in the Middle East) or the day The Boss killed The Sorrow. In fact, these two plots are so popular in [=MGS=] fan fiction that almost every male [=MGS=] fan writer has taken on the former, and almost every female [=MGS=] fan writer has taken on the latter. ** Early on in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', Otacon claims that almost every major nation, corporation and political group on Earth ends up developing their own version of Metal Gear in the wake of [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Ocelot releasing the weapon's plans]]--which means that there are likely ''hundreds'' (if not more) models of Metal Gear that we never actually see in the series proper.
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** The fandom is particularly fond of writing fics about Liquid's backstory (usually set during his time in the Middle East) or the day The Boss killed The Sorrow. In fact, these two plots are so popular in [=MGS=] ''MGS'' fan fiction that almost every male [=MGS=] ''MGS'' fan writer has taken on the former, and almost every female [=MGS=] fan writer has taken on the latter. ** Early on in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'', Otacon claims that almost every major nation, corporation and political group on Earth ends up developing their own version of Metal Gear in the wake of [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Ocelot releasing the weapon's plans]]--which means that there are likely ''hundreds'' (if not more) models of Metal Gear that we never actually see in the series proper.

* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fans have the two years in which [[spoiler: Shepard is "dead"]] to explore what happened to their old crew, as we only really find out what happened to Garrus and Liara, and even they don't get much detail. * ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'': [[spoiler: The BigBad is immortal, and Zero's death is left ambiguous.]] Did something else happen to these two after Zero 4?
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fans have the two years in which [[spoiler: Shepard [[spoiler:Shepard is "dead"]] to explore what happened to their old crew, as we only really find out what happened to Garrus and Liara, and even they don't get much detail. * ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'': [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The BigBad is immortal, and Zero's death is left ambiguous.]] ambiguous]]. Did something else happen to these two after Zero 4?''Zero 4'' (and before ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'')?

* As a sequel to Chrono Trigger, ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' has a WildMassGuess about [[spoiler: the enigmatic masked magician Guile being Magus searching for Schala (the bonus ending of Chrono Trigger DS implies Guile being an amnesiac Magus)]]. This leads to many (though still not very common) novelizations of Chrono Cross with the said WildMassGuess. ** It's worth noting that Guile himself is a FanficFuel [[spoiler: regardless being Magus or not]], although his fanfics aren't very common.
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* As a sequel to Chrono Trigger, ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' has a WildMassGuess {{Wild Mass Guess|ing}} about [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the enigmatic masked magician Guile being Magus searching for Schala (the bonus ending of Chrono ''Chrono Trigger DS DS'' implies Guile being an amnesiac Magus)]]. Magus, albeit one from a timeline different from that of the Magus seen in the main storyline)]]. This leads to many (though still not very common) novelizations of Chrono Cross ''Chrono Cross'' with the said WildMassGuess. {{Wild Mass Guess|ing}}. ** It's worth noting that Guile himself is a FanficFuel [[spoiler: regardless [[spoiler:regardless being Magus or not]], although his fanfics aren't very common.

*** Some fans also prefer having Guile [[spoiler: not being Magus]] by giving him a BackStory which comes from their interpretations. The most common interpretation is Guile being a magician in the past. *** This is less common, but the interpretations of Guile's comment [[spoiler: (doesn't want the power of darkness because he thinks DarkIsEvil)]] about the Frozen Flame are also prone to be a FanficFuel. This usually comes across as Guile's denial of his identity [[spoiler: as Magus in the past]], but the Frozen Flame is also said to be able to speak not only about the past but also the future.
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*** Some fans also prefer having Guile [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not being Magus]] by giving him a BackStory {{backstory}} which comes from their interpretations. The most common interpretation is Guile being a magician in the past. *** This is less common, but the interpretations of Guile's comment [[spoiler: (doesn't [[spoiler:(doesn't want the power of darkness because he thinks DarkIsEvil)]] about the Frozen Flame are also prone to be a FanficFuel. This usually comes across as Guile's denial of his identity [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as Magus in the past]], but the Frozen Flame is also said to be able to speak not only about the past but also the future.

* In ''[[Franchise/HarvestMoon Harvest Moon]]: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]'' there's one marriage candidate called the Witch Princess. She sometimes mentions that she doesn't seem to get along with the Harvest King. If you're married to her, you can hear her say, "If you were to be gone from this world... I wouldn't know what to do. It's frightening. So please don't leave my side." Also, when getting her wish for the Purple Bell, she'll say that she wants a potion or something that will pull the truth out of someone. Has she been betrayed before? Lied to? What if the Harvest King is related to all this?
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* In ''[[Franchise/HarvestMoon Harvest Moon]]: ''Franchise/HarvestMoon: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]'' there's one marriage candidate called the Witch Princess. She sometimes mentions that she doesn't seem to get along with the Harvest King. If you're married to her, you can hear her say, "If you were to be gone from this world... I wouldn't know what to do. It's frightening. So please don't leave my side." Also, when getting her wish for the Purple Bell, she'll say that she wants a potion or something that will pull the truth out of someone. Has she been betrayed before? Lied to? What if the Harvest King is related to all this?

* ''{{Undertale}}'' has three burgeoning types of fanfic, coming less than a month after release: ** The Fallen Human's backstory. [[spoiler:Both Chara AND Frisk's]]. The backstory we have is anywhere between vague to nonexistent, so it's fertile ground for fan expansion.
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* ''{{Undertale}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has three burgeoning types of fanfic, coming less than a month after release: ** The Fallen Human's backstory. [[spoiler:Both Chara AND Frisk's]]. Frisk's.]] The backstory we have is anywhere between vague to nonexistent, so it's fertile ground for fan expansion.

** What if [[spoiler:the skeletons]] switched roles is a popular story. Specifically, what if [[spoiler: you killed Sans first? Would Papyrus become a badass and be the one to give you a hard time]]?
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** What if [[spoiler:the skeletons]] switched roles is a popular story. Specifically, what if [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you killed Sans first? Would Papyrus become a badass and be the one to give you a hard time]]?
19th Jan '16 8:15:46 AM Sapphirea2
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* Given that it's a show about TimeTravel, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has ''lots''. Pretty much anything that isn't shown onscreen or in an audiobook/audio drama is game. And sometimes even then.
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* Given that it's a show about TimeTravel, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has ''lots''. Pretty much anything that isn't shown onscreen or in an audiobook/audio drama is game. And sometimes even then.then!

** Not to mention various fan attempts of fleshing out companions into more rounded and complex characters than presented in the show (Tegan, Nyssa, Peri, Mel, and other underdeveloped companions get this treatment in fan fiction).
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** Not to mention various fan attempts of fleshing out companions into more rounded and complex characters than presented in the show (Tegan, show; Tegan, Nyssa, Peri, Mel, and other underdeveloped companions get this treatment in fan fiction).fiction (and the ExpandedUniverse, for that matter).

** Then there is the fact that Clara [[spoiler:was scattered through the Doctor's timestream to save him from the Great Intelligence. She could be written into old or new stories.]]
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** Then there is the fact that Clara [[spoiler:was scattered through the Doctor's timestream to save him from the Great Intelligence. She could be written into old or new stories.]]stories]].

** Though she's certainly a prominent character in-show, the vast majority of River's time-travelling adventures with the Doctor happen offscreen, with many memorable ones only obliquely referenced. Of the thirteen episodes where River plays a central role, in fact, only ''nine'' of them occur at points when they both know each other--leaving plenty of gaps in both of their lives that might actually explain how they grew close enough [[RelationshipUpgrade to consider themselves a married couple]]. ** Clara and Ashildr, [[spoiler: two women who are essentially immortal, piloting a TARDIS in the shape of an American diner around time and space]].
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** Though she's certainly a prominent character in-show, the vast majority of River's time-travelling adventures with the Doctor happen offscreen, with many memorable ones only obliquely referenced. Of the thirteen fourteen episodes where River plays a central role, in fact, only ''nine'' ''ten'' of them occur at points when they both know each other--leaving other -- leaving plenty of gaps in both of their lives that might actually explain how they grew close enough [[RelationshipUpgrade to consider themselves a married couple]]. couple]]. Her most recent appearance in "The Husbands of River Song" added a ton of new fuel to the fire with the reveal that [[spoiler: their last night together at the Singing Towers of Darillium lasted '''twenty-four years''']]! ** After Series 9, Clara and Ashildr, [[spoiler: two women who are essentially immortal, piloting a TARDIS in the shape of an American diner around time and space]].space]]. ** Ashildr's many, many unseen adventures taking TheSlowPath from Viking days of yore all the way to [[spoiler: ''the end of time itself'', as she outlasts virtually everything else that ever was]].
18th Jan '16 12:45:36 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' takes place ten years after the events of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. The Eastern Brotherhood of Steel have reverted to a xenophobic and traditionalist ideology, Owyn Lyons has passed away [[spoiler:and so has his daughter Sarah]] and been replaced by [[AscendedExtra Arthur Maxson]], and we have only a few concrete details into the state of the Capital Wasteland except the fact that the Brotherhood have established ''de facto'' rule of the place as neo-feudal overlords. This has led to some downright ''juicy'' speculation into events just after the ending of ''3'', the fate or whereabouts of the Lone Wanderer and of other characters, and the current state of affairs in the Capital Wasteland.
13th Jan '16 10:59:07 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Let's see, ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Neptunia Neptunia]]''... [[Main/AlternateUniverseFic Multiple dimensions.]] Check. [[SarcasmMode Fleshed-out]] [[Main/ADayInTheLimelight chara]][[Main/AlternativeCharacterInterpretation cters...]]. Check. Almost no history of its world. Check. [[Main/SelfInsertFic An absolutely moe,]] [[Main/MostWritersAreMale all-female cast?]] [[Main/YuriFan Heavily implied]] {{Yuri}} [[Main/GirlOnGirlIsHot among said cast?!]] Check-a-doodle-doo.
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* Let's see, ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Neptunia Neptunia]]''... [[Main/AlternateUniverseFic ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}''... [[AlternateUniverseFic Multiple dimensions.]] Check. [[SarcasmMode Fleshed-out]] [[Main/ADayInTheLimelight chara]][[Main/AlternativeCharacterInterpretation [[ADayInTheLimelight chara]][[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation cters...]]. Check. Almost no history of its world. Check. [[Main/SelfInsertFic [[SelfInsertFic An absolutely moe,]] [[Main/MostWritersAreMale [[MostWritersAreMale all-female cast?]] [[Main/YuriFan [[YuriFan Heavily implied]] {{Yuri}} [[Main/GirlOnGirlIsHot [[GirlOnGirlIsHot among said cast?!]] Check-a-doodle-doo.
13th Jan '16 7:25:55 AM Lan-kun
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* Let's see, ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Neptunia Neptunia]]''... [[Main/AlternateUniverseFic Multiple dimensions.]] Check. [[SarcasmMode Fleshed-out]] [[Main/ADayInTheLimelight chara]][[Main/AlternativeCharacterInterpretation cters...]]. Check. Almost no history of its world. Check. [[Main/SelfInsertFic An absolutely moe,]] [[Main/MostWritersAreMale all-female cast?]] [[Main/YuriFan Heavily implied]] {{Yuri}} [[Main/GirlOnGirlIsHot among said cast?!]] Check-a-doodle-doo.
5th Jan '16 4:44:27 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Speaking of the ExpandedUniverse: since the sprawling ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' saga is now effectively cancelled, and may never get any new material following the adventures of Ben, Jaina, Jag, Corran, Kyp, Allana, and the rest of the gang, it's now open season for finally concluding their stories and wrapping up the last few dangling plot threads. In particular: there's the 85-year gap between ''Literature/StarWarsCrucible'' and ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'' that covers Luke PassingTheTorch to a new leader of the Jedi Order, and the rebirth of the Empire under Jaina Solo and her husband Jagged Fel. Who took over the Jedi in Luke's absence? How did Han and Leia handle the news of their daughter becoming a Galactic Empress? And what became of Han and Leia's granddaughter Allana, who was implied to be the true ChosenOne of the Jedi?
1st Jan '16 6:11:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}''
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26th Dec '15 7:45:34 PM Pinokio
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* ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' #74 has Mister Sinister gloat over acquiring the DNA of Rachel Summers, and this is never brought up again. What could he possibly have in mind, and why hasn't he done it already?
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