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6th Nov '17 2:48:20 PM chopshop
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* ''VideoGame/SaveTheLight'' in relation to ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. The game doesn't contradict any canon established by the show and could easily be canon but by that same token, it doesn't affect the show's plot at all and the ending pretty much [[ShooOutTheNewGuy writes out all the new characters]]. You could watch the show without ever playing the game and not miss anything plot important.
5th Oct '17 10:04:01 AM BeerBaron
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* Pretty much everything written by Michael Kirkbride for ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore outside of Bethesda is this. It's essentially treated as canonical by most of the fanbase, but Bethesda has no official stance either way. Most of what he writes about is the more obscure aspects of the cosmology that doesn't get expanded on in the games, and lore figures the games never touch upon or that Bethesda is simply finished with (like Vivec). As of ''[[Franchise/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', some of the concepts in his works have been officially referenced in game (the idea of "kalpas," Ysgramor and his 500 companions, and some of the motivations of the Thalmor), moving them to CanonImmigrant status.

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* Pretty much everything written by Michael Kirkbride for ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore outside series has this in the form of Bethesda is this. It's "Obscure Texts", [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary items]] written by the series' [[WordOfGod developers]] and [[WordOfSaintPaul former developers]]. They're essentially treated as canonical by most of the fanbase, fanbase (or at least the equivalent of the series' famous in-universe UnreliableCanon), but Bethesda has no official stance either way. Most prolific is former developer Michael Kirkbride, who still does some freelance work for the series. Most of what he writes about is are the more obscure aspects of the universe's cosmology that doesn't which don't get expanded on in the games, and as well as lore figures the games never touch upon or that Bethesda is simply finished with (like Vivec). As of ''[[Franchise/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', some of the concepts in his works have been officially referenced in game (the idea of "kalpas," Ysgramor "[[ViciousCycle kalpas]]," [[LongDeadBadass Ysgramor]] and his [[BadassArmy 500 companions, companions]], and some of the motivations of the Thalmor), [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]), moving them to CanonImmigrant status.
29th Sep '17 7:23:11 AM DracoKanji
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is canon for the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', while the old Expanded Universe, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', is stated to no longer be canon. Still, there are plenty of elements still being used from the old Expanded Universe, including the Nightsisters. Eventually ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' revealed that ''The Clone Wars'' was canon to ''it'', with ''Rebels'' itself being part of the new canon for the film series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is canon for the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', while the old Expanded Universe, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', is stated to no longer be canon. Still, there are plenty of elements still being used from the old Expanded Universe, including the Nightsisters. Eventually ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' revealed that ''The Clone Wars'' was canon to ''it'', with ''Rebels'' itself being part of the new canon for the film series.
29th Sep '17 7:20:40 AM DracoKanji
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is canon for the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', while the old Expanded Universe, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', is stated to no longer be canon. Still, there are plenty of elements still being used from the old Expanded Universe, including the Nightsisters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is canon for the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', while the old Expanded Universe, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', is stated to no longer be canon. Still, there are plenty of elements still being used from the old Expanded Universe, including the Nightsisters. Eventually ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' revealed that ''The Clone Wars'' was canon to ''it'', with ''Rebels'' itself being part of the new canon for the film series.
2nd Sep '17 10:40:48 PM chopshop
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* ''{{Film/Logan}}'' applies this to the other ''Franchise/XMen'' films, overlapping with BroadStrokes. Events at least vaguely similar to the previous films happened and are referred to (Logan mentions the fight on the Statue of Liberty from the first film, the adamantium bullet from ''Origins'' figures into the plot, etc.) but only in vague terms and sometimes in ways suggesting they may have happened differently. WordOfGod has said that ''Logan'' is effectively "separated" from the rest of the ''X-Men'' movies; it doesn't contradict anything else (yet), but future films won't really take it into account.
21st Aug '17 9:00:45 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Elements of lore introduced by the movies and video games are considered canon to the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series by some as long as they don't contradict elements from higher "tiers" of canon, namely the books themselves and WordOfGod. Creatures like the Valcores or the Troll of Nadroj have yet to come up in expressly canonical media, but neither has their existence been jossed.
5th Aug '17 9:27:43 PM Pinokio
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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.

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* pretty IntercontinuityCrossover stories between companies are usually ignored as alternate versions of characters interacting with each other rather than the true versions of the characters from the main continuity. But you'll never know for sure unless you directly ask one of them and they remember the crossover having occurred. Even so, there is dimensional amnesia and other factors to consider, such as rebooted characters who wouldn't even know if they had a crossover because the context of the older crossover represents a past that doesn't quite exist any more for the present version of the character.
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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.
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.
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