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15th Jun '17 9:38:09 PM Kayube
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** The only detail from expansions that ''Half-Life'''s writer, Marc Laidlaw, has explicitly declared canonical is Black Mesa's nuclear destruction in ''Opposing Force'''s ending.

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** The only detail from expansions that ''Half-Life'''s writer, the writer of ''Half-Life'', Marc Laidlaw, has explicitly declared canonical is Black Mesa's nuclear destruction in ''Opposing Force'''s ending.
20th May '17 7:07:02 PM nombretomado
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* This is the status of the VertigoComics line of Creator/DCComics: it started as part of the Franchise/DCUniverse, with most if not all characters simply being mature readers takes on existing characters, but has grown progressively more separate (and also began introducing new titles with no connection to the DC Universe). Basically, a Vertigo story featuring a DC character ''only'' applies to the main universe IF a story in a DC comics says it did. For example, we know that [[ComicBook/TheSandman Dream of the Endless]] exists in the DC Universe because he (or rather [[LegacyCharacter his replacement]]) has appeared in issues of ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica''. However the versions of Hell from those universes do not match.

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* This is the status of the VertigoComics Creator/VertigoComics line of Creator/DCComics: it started as part of the Franchise/DCUniverse, with most if not all characters simply being mature readers takes on existing characters, but has grown progressively more separate (and also began introducing new titles with no connection to the DC Universe). Basically, a Vertigo story featuring a DC character ''only'' applies to the main universe IF a story in a DC comics says it did. For example, we know that [[ComicBook/TheSandman Dream of the Endless]] exists in the DC Universe because he (or rather [[LegacyCharacter his replacement]]) has appeared in issues of ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica''. However the versions of Hell from those universes do not match.
20th May '17 4:27:35 AM Albertosaurus
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* ''Zuko's Story'' is a tie-in {{Prequel}} comic to ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', the live-action film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. However, the writers went out of their way to incorporate details from the animated series. Except for Zuko and Iroh being drawn as their movie counterparts, the story would fit right in with the animated series, [[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/05/17/the-last-airbender-qa-exploring-zukos-story-with-co-writer-dave-roman/ which was in fact the authors' intent.]] There is however no word on whether the series considers it to be canonical.

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* ''Zuko's Story'' ''Manga/ZukosStory'' is a tie-in {{Prequel}} comic to ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', the live-action film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. However, the writers went out of their way to incorporate details from the animated series. Except for Zuko and Iroh being drawn as their movie counterparts, the story would fit right in with the animated series, [[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/05/17/the-last-airbender-qa-exploring-zukos-story-with-co-writer-dave-roman/ which was in fact the authors' intent.]] There is however no word on whether the series considers it to be canonical.
13th May '17 8:41:19 AM rjd1922
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** ''In The Darkness Of Shadow Moses'' and ''The Shocking Conspiracy Behind Shadow Moses'', in-universe backstory documents included with ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', were both intended to be canonical at the time, but have been ignored for convenience (particularly the plot point regarding Metal Gear possessing only a dummy warhead, the background information about "the real Naomi" who went missing in the Middle East and the fate of the main Naomi). That said, not much is specifically contradicted between the games and the books and some of the things that are contradicted are likely intentional. The stuff that isn't contradicted (like the background details of Nastasha and Ames' relationship) is presumably canonical.
** Some of the "Snake Tales" shorts included with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2Substance'' - the stories are certainly not part of the main continuity, but some fill in background information that is probably canonical:

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** ''In The the Darkness Of of Shadow Moses'' and ''The Shocking Conspiracy Behind Shadow Moses'', in-universe backstory documents included with ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', were both intended to be canonical at the time, but have been ignored for convenience (particularly the plot point regarding Metal Gear possessing only a dummy warhead, the background information about "the real Naomi" who went missing in the Middle East and the fate of the main Naomi). That said, not much is specifically contradicted between the games and the books and some of the things that are contradicted are likely intentional. The stuff that isn't contradicted (like the background details of Nastasha and Ames' relationship) is presumably canonical.
** Some of the "Snake Tales" shorts included with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2Substance'' ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance'' - the stories are certainly not part of the main continuity, but some fill in background information that is probably canonical:



** The only detail from expansions that Half-Life's writer, Marc Laidlaw, has explicitly declared canonical is Black Mesa's nuclear destruction in ''Opposing Force'''s ending.

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** The only detail from expansions that Half-Life's ''Half-Life'''s writer, Marc Laidlaw, has explicitly declared canonical is Black Mesa's nuclear destruction in ''Opposing Force'''s ending.
24th Apr '17 6:32:27 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''TalesSeries'', the Tales of Fandom games are treated this way, at least by the parts of their audience that don't speak Japanese, due to NoExportForYou. Details may gradually trickle through the fandoms as [[FanTranslation Fan Translations]] are made, but since these can be unreliable, most fanfic writers consider them optional at best.

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* In the ''TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', the Tales of Fandom games are treated this way, at least by the parts of their audience that don't speak Japanese, due to NoExportForYou. Details may gradually trickle through the fandoms as [[FanTranslation Fan Translations]] are made, but since these can be unreliable, most fanfic writers consider them optional at best.
18th Apr '17 3:20:32 PM Tropetastic1995
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* pretty much all comics [[RecursiveAdaptation set in]] the DC Animated Universe have this status; they aren't necessarily Non-Canon, but you can watch the entire TV-franchise and at the same time ignore the comics if you please.
2nd Apr '17 6:58:18 AM pikachukid
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*''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' likely has the loosest canon ''ever''. The only things that stay the same between each episode are Aeon, Trevor, the weird future setting and Aeon failing to accomplish her mission. A graphic novel tie-in did explain the backstory, but who knows if anything about that is canon? Even Aeon and Trevor's relationship is deliberately kept ambiguous—one short has Trevor killing Aeon, another has him giving her a mission.
27th Mar '17 12:42:59 PM MegaMarioMan
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*** "Big Shell Evil" shows Snake demonstrating a photographic memory talent to memorise a long computer password. He never actually uses this ability in the canon, but there is still a very sad CallBack to it in ''Series/MetalGearSolid 4'' in a sequence where the player may have him forget a computer password, demonstrating he has lost this ability. In addition to this, it elaborates on Snake and Otacon's friendship circumstances and interpersonal quirks, along with "External Gazer".

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*** "Big Shell Evil" shows Snake demonstrating a photographic memory talent to memorise a long computer password. He never actually uses this ability in the canon, but there is still a very sad CallBack to it in ''Series/MetalGearSolid 4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' in a sequence where the player may have him forget a computer password, demonstrating he has lost this ability. In addition to this, it elaborates on Snake and Otacon's friendship circumstances and interpersonal quirks, along with "External Gazer".
19th Mar '17 1:13:00 AM KBABZ
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* With ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', while the non-Insomniac games are generally not referenced, this trope is [[AvertedTrope averted]] in regards to the [[ComicBook/RatchetAndClank comic books]], which were written by the main writer of the games and has certain elements either referenced or present in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One All 4 One]]'', such as Captain Qwark being president of Polaris, or the characters Zogg and Vorn.




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* In the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' franchise, this is how Creator/InsomniacGames treats the games not made by them, specifically ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingMobile Going Mobile]]'', ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters Size Matters]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SecretAgentClank Secret Agent Clank]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankBeforeTheNexus Before the Nexus]]''. While they fortunately haven't contradicted anything thus far, they aren't seen as being very important to the story at large and are never referenced.
14th Mar '17 6:57:56 PM JoeMerl
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-->'''Belkar:''' First of all, I told you that in one of the ''[[Magazine/Dragon Dragon Magazine]]'' comics, so I'm not even sure that's the same continuity.

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-->'''Belkar:''' First of all, I told you that in one of the ''[[Magazine/Dragon ''[[Magazine/{{Dragon}} Dragon Magazine]]'' comics, so I'm not even sure that's the same continuity.
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