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4th Apr '17 6:11:40 PM nombretomado
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* The [[http://mimir.net/mapinfinity/ordial.html Ordial Plane]] is a concept that turns up very frequently in ''{{Planescape}}'' fan work, based on the assumption that the Astral and Ethereal Planes should have a third counterpart in accordance to the RuleOfThree and which would complete the circle between the Inner, Outer, and Material Planes.

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* The [[http://mimir.net/mapinfinity/ordial.html Ordial Plane]] is a concept that turns up very frequently in ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' fan work, based on the assumption that the Astral and Ethereal Planes should have a third counterpart in accordance to the RuleOfThree and which would complete the circle between the Inner, Outer, and Material Planes.
2nd Apr '17 9:48:45 AM JoeMerl
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** Rapunzel is cousins with Elsa and Anna of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' due to their resemblance. Many fans even believe Elsa's and Anna's parents died on a trip to Corona (either for Rapunzel's wedding or for her return party).
* Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s real name is traditionally "Ella" in fanworks. AscendedFanon in the LiveActionAdaptation ''Film/Cinderella2015''.

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** Rapunzel is cousins with Elsa and Anna of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' due to their resemblance.resemblance and the brief EasterEgg of her and Eugene attending Elsa's coronation. Generally, their mothers are sisters. Many fans even believe Elsa's and Anna's parents died on a trip to Corona (either for Rapunzel's wedding or for her return party).
* Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s real name is traditionally "Ella" in fanworks.fanworks, though the movies treat "Cinderella" as her real name. AscendedFanon in the LiveActionAdaptation ''Film/Cinderella2015''.



** Riley joining NASA as an adult. This is due to the line "Take her to the moon for me... okay?", said by [[spoiler:Bing Bong just before he dies.]] The idea is that Joy will honor the request and campaigns for Riley to get into a space related career as an eventual goal.

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** Riley joining NASA as an adult. This is due to the line "Take her to the moon for me... okay?", said by [[spoiler:Bing Bong just before he dies.]] dies]]. The idea is that Joy will honor the request and campaigns for Riley to get into a space related career as an eventual goal.
18th Mar '17 7:10:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', a popular fanmade Neopian Times piece ("Poor Dr_Death") managed to define everything pertaining to the owners of the pound/adoption center. Most notably, the anonymous Uni was given a name, and nobody has found cause to dispute Dr_Death's characterization as a lovable DeadpanSnarker. (At least, not until his official appearance suddenly became ''much'' LighterAndSofter with the rest of the website, but that's another issue.)

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* In ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', a popular fanmade Neopian Times piece ("Poor Dr_Death") managed to define everything pertaining to the owners of the pound/adoption center. Most notably, the anonymous Uni was given a name, and nobody has found cause to dispute Dr_Death's characterization as a lovable DeadpanSnarker. (At least, not until his official appearance suddenly became ''much'' LighterAndSofter with the rest of the website, but that's another issue.)
17th Mar '17 3:34:58 PM number9robotic
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* Fanon/LeagueOfLegends
16th Mar '17 3:00:59 PM LegitimateIdiot
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** The unnamed Queen is often named "Primrose" in fanon while the King is "Thomas". Jossed in ''WesternAnimation/TangledBeforeEverAfter''. They're named "Arianna" and "Fredric".

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** The unnamed Queen is often named "Primrose" in fanon while the King is "Thomas". Jossed This is jossed in ''WesternAnimation/TangledBeforeEverAfter''.''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries''. They're named "Arianna" and "Fredric".
16th Mar '17 3:53:29 AM Pichu-kun
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** If it's not a fic shipping the two of them, Woody and Jessie are often considered brother and sister.

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** If it's not a fic shipping the two of them, Woody and Jessie are often considered written as brother and sister.



* Several ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' fanworks have Aurora [[DoNotCallMePaul not taking to her birth name]]. She prefers being called "Briar Rose", which was the name she grew up with. Often times these fanworks have Phillip refer to her as such in private but use "Aurora" elsewhere.

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* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'':
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Several ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' fanworks have Aurora [[DoNotCallMePaul not taking to her birth name]]. She prefers being called "Briar Rose", which was the name she grew up with. Often times these fanworks have Phillip refer to her as such in private but use "Aurora" elsewhere.in public.
** Aurora is often depicted as an [[TheInsomniac insomniac]] due to trauma over her encounter with Maleficent. Her suffering from frequent nightmares is likewise common. These fanons are also shared with Snow White from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.



** Some fans believe that Qrow, Glynda and even Ironwood have met before joining Ozpin's Inner Circle. This is more common to people who ship Ironwood/Glynda or Ironwood/Qrow, creating a sort of EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether fanfic.

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** Some fans believe that Qrow, Glynda and even Ironwood have met before joining Ozpin's Inner Circle. This is more common to people who ship Ironwood/Glynda or Ironwood/Qrow, creating a sort of EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether fanfic. Cinder used to be a part of this fanon however the cartoon implies that she's [[YoungerThanTheyLook not as old as fans thought]].



** Many fanworks portray Blake with a tail despite WordOfGod being she only has cat ears. Fans assume she just hides it well.
** In the series, one of the first things we learn about Ruby is that she likes cookies. It's now a struggle to find a fanfic where Ruby's cookie-love isn't more like a drug addiction.(WordOfGod says her favorite food is actually strawberries.)

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** Many fanworks portray Blake with a tail despite WordOfGod being that she only has cat ears.ears (faunus can only be born with ''one'' animal attribute, unlike most LittleBitBeastly characters). Fans assume she just hides it well.
** In the series, one of the first things we learn about Ruby is that she likes cookies. It's now a struggle to find a fanfic where Ruby's cookie-love isn't more like a drug addiction. (WordOfGod says her favorite food is actually strawberries.)
20th Feb '17 7:22:43 PM Pastykake
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Ultimately, official {{Canon}}icity is much smaller than the people who throw the term around like to think it is. Canonicity is limited to that which has actually been described in the source material. Especially in groups of writers, it boils down to what the writers specifically need to worry about for the purposes of the ongoing plot.

'''Fanon''', also known as the generally accepted term 'Headcanon' among fans (though 'Headcanon' also refers to personal Fanon instead of widely recognized idead), fanfic writers and Roleplay crowds, is the set of theories based on that material which, while they generally seem to be the "obvious" or "only" interpretation of canonical fact, are not actually part of the canon. Occasionally, the explanation seems good enough to just be [[CommonKnowledge "common sense."]] The salient point to remember is that when someone shouts, "That episode was terrible because it violates the canon!", they are very often totally incorrect.

Fanon fills in holes that the writers may have deliberately left in order to have [[CanonFodder fodder for later stories]]. In addition to arising from a point of vagueness in the canon, Fanon can come into existence as a fact gained from a [[WordOfDante popular but non-canonical]] [[FanFic source]], or taken from a different Adaptation. Because many fans mistake their own Fanon for actual {{Canon}}icity, they tend to get riled up when a new fact is introduced [[SchrodingersGun which does not literally contradict anything canonical]], but [[{{Jossed}} invalidates what were formerly the most obvious assumptions]]. Many examples of {{Retcon}} and ContinuityDrift that are imagined to be violations of {{Canon}}icity really only ''explicitly'' contradict {{Fanon}}.

Popular subjects of Fanon include character backstories, full names of characters with NoNameGiven, what characters actually do for a living, and {{Shipping}} a whole other world of its own.

Since many creators in the aftermarket [[ExpandedUniverse series universe]] are fans, Fanon often shows up there, and if those creators in turn [[RunningTheAsylum start writing for the actual show]], Fanon may actually [[AscendedFanon become]] {{Canon}}ical. Alternatively, you just have MemeticMutation within the fandom.

Fanon often also refers to the body of information provided by [[WordOfGod otherwise-official sources]]. Television and movie scripts are a continuing source of fanon material [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain James Kirk]], for example, had a middle initial ("T.")... but his actual middle ''name'' ("Tiberius") was originally revealed in an episode of the ''Trek'' [[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries animated series]]; since that show's canonicity is debatable, it was considered "fanon" until featured and explained in the novelisation of the 1st Star Trek movie (author, Gene Roddenberry, and therefore canonical). It was also stated explicitly in the 6th movie. Note that this usage blurs the line between fanon and ''[[WordOfDante deuterocanon]]'', though.

Warning: Fanon and accusations of Fanon are a classic InternetBackdraft, with the accusation commonly leveled by fans that have a different [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation of the material]] -- even when their theory is just as vulnerable to SchrodingersGun.

Compare BroadStrokes, where the events of a story are referenced in passing without taking everything said and done as having "officially" happened. If the fanon was repeatedly hinted at by writers until it became fanon, but never actually confirmed in canonicity, it's WriterInducedFanon. See also FandomSpecificPlot. Not to be confused with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_Fanon this]] Fanon or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_Fanon the Pope's robe.]] Fanon is frequently based off FanficFuel.

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Ultimately, official {{Canon}}icity {{canon}} is much smaller than the people who throw the term around like to think it is. Canonicity is limited to that which has actually been described in the source material. Especially in groups of writers, it boils down to what the writers specifically need to worry about for the purposes of the ongoing plot.

'''Fanon''', also known as the generally accepted term 'Headcanon' 'headcanon' among fans (though 'Headcanon' 'headcanon' also refers to personal Fanon fanon instead of widely recognized idead), fanfic writers and Roleplay crowds, is the set of theories based on that material which, while although they generally seem to be the "obvious" or "only" interpretation of canonical fact, are not actually part of the canon. Occasionally, the explanation seems good enough to just be [[CommonKnowledge "common sense."]] The salient point to remember is that when someone shouts, "That episode was terrible because it violates the canon!", they are very often totally incorrect.

Fanon fills in holes that the writers may have deliberately left in order to have [[CanonFodder fodder for later stories]]. In addition to arising from a point of vagueness in the canon, Fanon fanon can come into existence as a fact gained from a [[WordOfDante popular but non-canonical]] [[FanFic source]], or taken from a different Adaptation. adaptation. Because many fans mistake their own Fanon fanon for actual {{Canon}}icity, canon, they tend to get riled up when a new fact is introduced [[SchrodingersGun which does not literally contradict anything canonical]], but [[{{Jossed}} invalidates what were formerly the most obvious assumptions]]. Many examples of {{Retcon}} and ContinuityDrift that are imagined to be violations of {{Canon}}icity canon really only ''explicitly'' contradict {{Fanon}}.

fanon.

Popular subjects of Fanon fanon include character backstories, full names of characters with NoNameGiven, what characters actually do for a living, and {{Shipping}} a whole other world of its own.

Since many creators in the aftermarket [[ExpandedUniverse series universe]] are fans, Fanon fanon often shows up there, and if those creators in turn [[RunningTheAsylum start writing for the actual show]], Fanon fanon may actually [[AscendedFanon become]] {{Canon}}ical.canonical. Alternatively, you just have MemeticMutation within the fandom.

Fanon often also refers to the body of information provided by [[WordOfGod otherwise-official sources]]. Television and movie scripts are a continuing source of fanon material [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain James Kirk]], for example, had a middle initial ("T.")... but his actual middle ''name'' ("Tiberius") was originally revealed in an episode of the ''Trek'' [[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries animated series]]; since that show's canonicity is debatable, it was considered "fanon" until featured and explained in the novelisation of the 1st Star Trek first ''Star Trek'' movie (author, Gene Roddenberry, and therefore canonical). It was also stated explicitly in the 6th sixth movie. Note that this usage blurs the line between fanon and ''[[WordOfDante deuterocanon]]'', though.

Warning: Fanon and accusations of Fanon fanon are a classic InternetBackdraft, with the accusation commonly leveled by fans that who have a different [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation of the material]] -- even when their theory is just as vulnerable to SchrodingersGun.

Compare BroadStrokes, where the events of a story are referenced in passing without taking everything said and done as having "officially" happened. If the fanon was repeatedly hinted at by writers until it became fanon, but never actually confirmed in canonicity, canon, it's WriterInducedFanon. See also FandomSpecificPlot. Not to be confused with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_Fanon this]] Fanon or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_Fanon the Pope's robe.]] Fanon is frequently based off of FanficFuel.



* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': Many fans were so saddened by the heartbroken girl squirrel that several fanfics have emerged in which Merlin turns her into a human so she and Arthur can be together. Popular fan names include Hazel and Gwen. These stories are accepted by many as being legitimately {{Canon}}ical just because they want so much for the poor little thing to have a happy ending.

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* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': Many fans were so saddened by the heartbroken girl squirrel that several fanfics have emerged in which Merlin turns her into a human so she and Arthur can be together. Popular fan names include Hazel and Gwen. These stories are accepted by many as being legitimately {{Canon}}ical canonical just because they want so much for the poor little thing to have a happy ending.



** The fandom has it that (SPOILERED for {{Rule 34}}) [[spoiler: Woody's pull-string is a sort of erogenous zone, since he lacks the necessary parts for sex. And by extension, Jessie as well, as she has a pull-string too.]]
** Speaking of {{Rule 34}}, [[spoiler: the same goes for Buzz and his wings. In WesternAnimation/ToyStory2, Buzz's [[SomethingElseAlsoRises "wing pop"]] was a quick, one time joke [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the grown ups.]] Fics writers have taken the idea (That Buzz's wings equal boner) and run with it for everything from comedy to kink.]]

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** The fandom has it that (SPOILERED for {{Rule 34}}) [[spoiler: Woody's pull-string is a sort of erogenous zone, since he lacks the necessary parts for sex. And by extension, Jessie as well, As a corollary, the same applies to Jessie, as she has a pull-string pull-string, too.]]
** Speaking of {{Rule 34}}, [[spoiler: Rule 34, the same goes for Buzz [[spoiler:Buzz and his wings. In WesternAnimation/ToyStory2, Buzz's [[SomethingElseAlsoRises "wing pop"]] was is a quick, one time one-time joke [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the grown ups.]] Fics Fanfic writers have taken the idea (That (that Buzz's wings equal boner) and run with it for everything from comedy to kink.]]



** Fanart of Bo Peep without her bonnet will usually show her with a tiny blue ribbon in the back of her curls, even though in the films she only had said bonnet off once, and even then we never actually got to see the back of her head.
** Many fanartists draw Buzz as a blond. In canonicity it's never even shown what the purple thing on his head is. It could be removable or it could be [[HumanAliens a part of his head]].

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** Fanart of Bo Peep without her bonnet will usually show her with a tiny blue ribbon in the back of her curls, even though in the films she only had has said bonnet off once, and even then we the audience never actually got to see sees the back of her head.
** Many fanartists draw Buzz as a blond. In canonicity canon it's never even shown what the purple thing on his head is. It could be removable or it could be [[HumanAliens a part of his head]].



* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Partly as a result of the series suddenly going very viral after a long slow burn, there is a {{Fanon}} interpretation of [[TheNarrator Cecil's]] appearance that many people mistake for {{Canon}}icity--including living tattoos, tentacles, purple eyes, blond hair, tall, slim, some manner of "hipster" clothes which have purple and a tie in them, a ThirdEye (which may or may not be a tattoo) and glasses. Canonically, everything we know about Cecil's physical appearance comes from Kevin's [[SuspectIsHatless non-description]] of his picture during The Sandstom. Only the tie part is accurate.

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Partly as a result of the series suddenly going very viral after a long slow burn, there is a {{Fanon}} fanon interpretation of [[TheNarrator Cecil's]] appearance that many people mistake for {{Canon}}icity--including canon--including living tattoos, tentacles, purple eyes, blond hair, tall, slim, some manner of "hipster" clothes which have purple and a tie in them, a ThirdEye (which may or may not be a tattoo) and glasses. Canonically, everything we know about Cecil's physical appearance comes from Kevin's [[SuspectIsHatless non-description]] of his picture during The Sandstom. Only the tie part is accurate.
1st Feb '17 8:27:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', a popular fanmade Neopian Times piece ("Poor Dr_Death") managed to define everything pertaining to the owners of the pound/adoption center. Most notably, the anonymous Uni was given a name, and nobody has found cause to dispute Dr_Death's characterization as a lovable DeadpanSnarker. (At least, not until his official appearance suddenly became ''much'' LighterAndSofter with the rest of the website, but that's another issue.)

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* In ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', a popular fanmade Neopian Times piece ("Poor Dr_Death") managed to define everything pertaining to the owners of the pound/adoption center. Most notably, the anonymous Uni was given a name, and nobody has found cause to dispute Dr_Death's characterization as a lovable DeadpanSnarker. (At least, not until his official appearance suddenly became ''much'' LighterAndSofter with the rest of the website, but that's another issue.)
1st Feb '17 8:25:54 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''{{Hamlet}}'' is a breeding ground for these, due partly to centuries of theatrical interpretation and partly to EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory induced by high school English classes. Thus, for instance, many people take it for granted that Hamlet is genuinely mad instead of faking it.

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* ''{{Hamlet}}'' ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is a breeding ground for these, due partly to centuries of theatrical interpretation and partly to EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory induced by high school English classes. Thus, for instance, many people take it for granted that Hamlet is genuinely mad instead of faking it.



* In ''{{Neopets}}'', a popular fanmade Neopian Times piece ("Poor Dr_Death") managed to define everything pertaining to the owners of the pound/adoption center. Most notably, the anonymous Uni was given a name, and nobody has found cause to dispute Dr_Death's characterization as a lovable DeadpanSnarker. (At least, not until his official appearance suddenly became ''much'' LighterAndSofter with the rest of the website, but that's another issue.)

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* In ''{{Neopets}}'', ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', a popular fanmade Neopian Times piece ("Poor Dr_Death") managed to define everything pertaining to the owners of the pound/adoption center. Most notably, the anonymous Uni was given a name, and nobody has found cause to dispute Dr_Death's characterization as a lovable DeadpanSnarker. (At least, not until his official appearance suddenly became ''much'' LighterAndSofter with the rest of the website, but that's another issue.)


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** Scarlet is often thought of by fans as either nonbinary or a trans boy.
7th Jan '17 7:54:27 PM Pichu-kun
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'''Fanon''', also known as the generally accepted term 'Headcanon' among fans, fanfic writers and Roleplay crowds, is the set of theories based on that material which, while they generally seem to be the "obvious" or "only" interpretation of canonical fact, are not actually part of the canon. Occasionally, the explanation seems good enough to just be [[CommonKnowledge "common sense."]] The salient point to remember is that when someone shouts, "That episode was terrible because it violates the canon!", they are very often totally incorrect.

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'''Fanon''', also known as the generally accepted term 'Headcanon' among fans, fans (though 'Headcanon' also refers to personal Fanon instead of widely recognized idead), fanfic writers and Roleplay crowds, is the set of theories based on that material which, while they generally seem to be the "obvious" or "only" interpretation of canonical fact, are not actually part of the canon. Occasionally, the explanation seems good enough to just be [[CommonKnowledge "common sense."]] The salient point to remember is that when someone shouts, "That episode was terrible because it violates the canon!", they are very often totally incorrect.



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** Many fans have taken to humanizing Judy as Asian due to comparing stereotypes between Asian women and the way rabbits are stereotyped in the film. If Nick isn't humanized as a redheaded white man then he's typically humanized at a black man.

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** Many fans have taken to humanizing Judy as Asian due to comparing stereotypes between Asian women and the way rabbits are stereotyped in the film. If Nick isn't humanized as a redheaded white man man, then he's typically humanized at a black man.


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* Humanized fanart of the ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' trio tend to follow a basic outline: Dory almost ''always'' has her hair in a (blue) ponytail. She usually wears a yellow shirt with either blue jeans or blue overalls. Marlin wears an orange-and-white polo with either jeans or kakis. He has short orange hair, with varying amounts greying hair being optional. Nemo looks like a kid version of his dad except for missing most of one arm.
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