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30th Sep '17 4:05:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* At the end of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'''s treatment of ''Film/TheGirlInLoversLane'', the bots are profoundly depressed by the movie's DownerEnding, specifically the ShockingSwerve death of lovable waitress Carrie. Joel offers the bots a refreshing epiphany that more or less ''defines'' FanonDiscontinuity: you don't have to ''accept'' what the movie hands you. The cast promptly begin imagining less depressing endings for the film. This was mentioned in the official episode guide as being based on the universal negative reactions of the writing team upon first viewing the film, and the skit seemed almost psychologically necessary.

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* At the end of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'''s treatment of ''Film/TheGirlInLoversLane'', the bots are profoundly depressed by the movie's DownerEnding, specifically the ShockingSwerve death of lovable waitress Carrie. Joel offers the bots a refreshing epiphany that more or less ''defines'' FanonDiscontinuity: Fanon Discontinuity: you don't have to ''accept'' what the movie hands you. The cast promptly begin imagining less depressing endings for the film. This was mentioned in the official episode guide as being based on the universal negative reactions of the writing team upon first viewing the film, and the skit seemed almost psychologically necessary.



* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]] has shown such an attitude towards her children, eating a story book about Joan D'Arc to avoid telling Lisa that the French warrior was burned at the stake, commenting it was easier to swallow than the Disney/{{Bambi}} video. A later episode reveals Marge and Homer walked out of ''Main/{{Carrie}}'' after she was crowned prom queen so she could pretend the story ended happily.

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Marge Simpson]] Simpson has shown such an attitude towards her children, eating a story book about Joan D'Arc to avoid telling Lisa that the French warrior was burned at the stake, commenting it was easier to swallow than the Disney/{{Bambi}} video. A later episode reveals Marge and Homer walked out of ''Main/{{Carrie}}'' after she was crowned prom queen so she could pretend the story ended happily.
5th Sep '17 1:28:35 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The narrator of ''WebVideo/CinemaWins'' said at the end of the video for ''Film/{{Logan}}'' that despite liking the movie, he prefers to think of the movie as taking place in an AlternateUniverse to the Film/XMenFilmSeries rather than actually be a part of its universe.

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* The Lee, the narrator of ''WebVideo/CinemaWins'' ''WebVideo/CinemaWins'', said at the end of the video for ''Film/{{Logan}}'' that despite liking the movie, he prefers to think of the movie as taking place in an AlternateUniverse to the Film/XMenFilmSeries rather than actually be a part of its universe.
30th Jul '17 1:18:43 PM StFan
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* [[Discontinuity/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[Discontinuity/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]

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10th Jul '17 4:44:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the [=CollegeHumor=] video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNlAZLCGLuU Luigi Finally Snaps]], Luigi mentions the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie, upon which Mario gets angry and slaps him in the face.

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* In the [=CollegeHumor=] Website/CollegeHumor video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNlAZLCGLuU Luigi Finally Snaps]], Luigi mentions the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie, upon which Mario gets angry and slaps him in the face.
20th Jun '17 5:41:49 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The narrator of ''WebVideo/CinemaWins'' said at the end of the video for ''Film/{{Logan}}'' that despite liking the movie, he prefers to think of the movie as taking place in an AlternateUniverse to the Film/XMenFilmSeries rather than actually be a part of its universe.
5th Jun '17 7:16:18 PM ChadM
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** When riffing ''Metroid: Other M'', slowbeef declares the entire work to be "Sakamoto fan fiction"
30th Apr '17 6:38:33 AM Shadowgazer
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In moviedom, {{Sequelitis}} is the most common cause of Fanon Discontinuity. It's very common to hear fans of a popular movie series disavow all sequels beyond a certain point, typically the first or second movie. For example, the unofficial slogan of the ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' fandom is, "There Should Have Been Only One" (a play on the franchise's famous quote of "ThereCanBeOnlyOne," in case you're wondering).

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In moviedom, {{Sequelitis}} is the most common cause of Fanon Discontinuity. It's very common to hear fans of a popular movie series disavow all sequels beyond a certain point, typically the first or second movie. For example, the unofficial slogan of the ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' fandom is, "There Should Have Been Only One" (a play on the franchise's famous quote of "ThereCanBeOnlyOne," in case you're wondering). It is often supported and justified by the fact that the creators of the original had nothing to do with the sequels, so it is essentially not their work.
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.
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