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14th Mar '17 5:39:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', we learn that Willow always stops watching ''MoulinRouge'' a few minutes before it ends so she can pretend it has a happy ending. Which means she must not watch [[ForegoneConclusion the first five minutes either]], unless she wants to be confused.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', we learn that Willow always stops watching ''MoulinRouge'' ''Film/MoulinRouge'' a few minutes before it ends so she can pretend it has a happy ending. Which means she must not watch [[ForegoneConclusion the first five minutes either]], unless she wants to be confused.
12th Mar '17 12:33:27 AM Blazingphoenix17
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* In the episode "Stranger Than Fan Fiction" from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Rainbow Dash gets in an argument with another Daring Do fan named Quibble Pants who doesn't want to acknowledge the existence of the later Daring Do books because he thinks they focus too much on unrealistic action clichés.

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* In the episode "Stranger Than Fan Fiction" from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Rainbow Dash gets in an argument with another Daring Do fan named Quibble Pants who doesn't want to acknowledge the existence of the later Daring Do books because he thinks they focus too much on unrealistic action clichés. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Despite them actually happening to the real Daring Do.]]
18th Feb '17 12:15:13 PM EBsessed
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In effect, Fanon Discontinuity is the opposite of {{fanon}} (and not unrelated, either: a great amount of Fanon Discontinuity has resulted from violations of fanon). While extremely negative audience reactions may lead to an offending storyline being [[CanonDiscontinuity officially removed from canon]] in response, Fanon Discontinuity specifically refers to when ''fans'' disregard a storyline ''regardless'' of the creators' opinion on it.

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In effect, Fanon Discontinuity is the opposite of {{fanon}} (and not unrelated, either: a great amount of Fanon Discontinuity has resulted from violations of fanon). While extremely negative audience reactions may lead to an offending storyline being [[CanonDiscontinuity officially removed from canon]] canonicity]] in response, Fanon Discontinuity specifically refers to when ''fans'' disregard a storyline ''regardless'' of the creators' opinion on it.



Fanon discontinuity can easily occur if the hated storylines are the last ever made and it's easy to pretend that the real ending was in the good ones. If more episodes/installments are made and these are loved and canon-worthy, hated storylines can still become Fanon discontinuity if the hated ones can easily be written out without any loss to the good stories. Discontinuity becomes less likely and more difficult to achieve when the loved storylines keep making references to the previous hated storylines and solidifying them as canon, even when they do admit that they really sucked.

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Fanon discontinuity can easily occur if the hated storylines are the last ever made and it's easy to pretend that the real ending was in the good ones. If more episodes/installments are made and these are loved and canon-worthy, hated storylines can still become Fanon discontinuity if the hated ones can easily be written out without any loss to the good stories. Discontinuity becomes less likely and more difficult to achieve when the loved storylines keep making references to the previous hated storylines and solidifying them as canon, canonical, even when they do admit that they really sucked.



If the questionable elements are written out of canon by the [[WordOfGod creators themselves]], then said elements entered in CanonDiscontinuity territory, or, luckily, are given a DiscontinuityNod. If the creator just bashes it, then it's CreatorBacklash. If, on the other hand, the controversial element is somehow reworked into being tolerable or even popular, it's been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. See also TheyChangedItNowItSucks and LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain.

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If the questionable elements are written out of canon canonicity by the [[WordOfGod creators themselves]], then said elements entered in CanonDiscontinuity territory, or, luckily, are given a DiscontinuityNod. If the creator just bashes it, then it's CreatorBacklash. If, on the other hand, the controversial element is somehow reworked into being tolerable or even popular, it's been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. See also TheyChangedItNowItSucks and LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain.



** In the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' longplay, Mike Dawson losing at ring toss became a RunningGag, to the point that they even posted a video of just the losing animation. When Mike finally gets the item to cheat at the ring toss carnival game, he steps up to play... and then loses again because slowbeef spliced over the footage of him winning. They then tell the viewer that Retsupurae-canon is that Mike Dawson never won the ring toss game and never will.
** In the ''Space Adventure Cobra'' longplay, slowbeef and Diabetus play up minor character Rock Knight as a badass. When Cobra later returns and finds him apparently dead in a burning building, slowbeef immediately yells "NOT CANON" and insists that it's secretly [[BackupTwin his brother]]. Or that he's such a badass that he's sleeping through the fire and will put it out when he wakes up.

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** In the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' longplay, Mike Dawson losing at ring toss became a RunningGag, to the point that they even posted a video of just the losing animation. When Mike finally gets the item to cheat at the ring toss carnival game, he steps up to play... and then loses again because slowbeef spliced over the footage of him winning. They then tell the viewer that Retsupurae-canon Retsupurae-canonicity is that Mike Dawson never won the ring toss game and never will.
** In the ''Space Adventure Cobra'' longplay, slowbeef and Diabetus play up minor character Rock Knight as a badass. When Cobra later returns and finds him apparently dead in a burning building, slowbeef immediately yells "NOT CANON" [sic] and insists that it's secretly [[BackupTwin his brother]]. Or that he's such a badass that he's sleeping through the fire and will put it out when he wakes up.
9th Dec '16 1:40:12 PM StFan
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* Discontinuity/LiveActionFilms

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* [[Discontinuity/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]
17th Sep '16 7:06:33 PM TrollMan
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17th Sep '16 7:06:28 PM TrollMan
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17th Sep '16 7:06:16 PM TrollMan
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Dinosaur Seen in the Sewers!" has the Turtles watching the series finale for the cartoon "Crognard the Barbarian", only to find that [[SuddenDownerEnding he just gets eaten by a dragon and that's it]]. They're extremely disappointed at the anti-climactic ending, and Michelangelo watches it again, but rewinds to just before he gets eaten and pauses it there.
-->'''Mikey:''' Aw yeah, fixed it! See? Now he wins!
8th Aug '16 12:07:01 PM StFan
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* Discontinuity/{{Anime}}

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* Discontinuity/{{Film}}

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* Discontinuity/NewMedia
* Discontinuity/NewspaperComics
* Discontinuity/ProfessionalWrestling

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* Discontinuity/{{Webcomics}}

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1st Aug '16 6:00:55 AM Rainbow
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* In the episode "Stranger Than Fan Fiction" from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Rainbow Dash gets in an argument with another Daring Do fan named Quibble Pants who doesn't want to acknowledge the existence of the later Daring Do books because he thinks they focus too much on unrealistic action clichés.
19th May '16 12:56:11 PM Silverblade2
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->'''Comic Book Guy:''' That was an imaginary story dreamed up by [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Jimmy Olsen after Supergirl's horse Comet]] kicked him in the head. It never really happened.\\

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->'''Comic Book Guy:''' That was an imaginary story dreamed up by [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Jimmy Olsen after Supergirl's horse Comet]] Comet kicked him in the head. It never really happened.\\
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