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18th Nov '17 12:14:31 AM Cronosonic
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* There are currently 20 movies based on the ''Manga/DragonBall'' series: 4 ''Dragon Ball'' movies, 15 ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movies and 1 ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' movie/TV special, plus several TV specials and OVA's. Of these, only 2 movies (''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'') is considered to be canon with the manga, in part due to [[WordOfGod Akira Toriyama's personal involvement]]; the others [[RecycledScript retell previous stories or otherwise heavily borrow plot elements and villains from the main story]], and trying to fit most of them into the highly serial manga/anime story creates a number of {{Plot Hole}}s if not an outright ContinuitySnarl [[note]]The series is rather tightly plotted and often use gathering the Dragonballs to revive dead characters as their motive and, barring that, the Saiyan's reach new Super Saiyan transformations in the current story arc and thus the movie has contradictory elements on when it should be taking place. So choosing any given movie certain characters should either be dead, capable of a higher transformation or otherwise occupied with the BigBad in the series.[[/note]]

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* There are currently 20 movies based on the ''Manga/DragonBall'' series: 4 ''Dragon Ball'' movies, 15 ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movies and 1 ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' movie/TV special, plus several TV specials and OVA's. Of these, only 2 movies (''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'') is considered to be canon with the manga, in part due to [[WordOfGod Akira Toriyama's personal involvement]]; the others [[RecycledScript retell previous stories or otherwise heavily borrow plot elements and villains from the main story]], and trying to fit most of them into the highly serial manga/anime story creates a number of {{Plot Hole}}s if not an outright ContinuitySnarl [[note]]The series is rather tightly plotted and often use gathering the Dragonballs to revive dead characters as their motive and, barring that, the Saiyan's reach new Super Saiyan transformations in the current story arc and thus the movie has contradictory elements on when it should be taking place. So choosing any given movie certain characters should either be dead, capable of a higher transformation or otherwise occupied with the BigBad in the series.[[/note]] The VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse games consider the vast majority of the films listed below to be alternate timeline(s).


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*** ''Xenoverse 2'' implies that while this film didn't happen in the main timeline, Cooler still exists, as Freeza recognises him when he appears on Namek.
6th Nov '17 5:39:59 AM JamesAustin
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** ''Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone'': Takes place shortly before the series begins, the general story could still fit as Piccolo still has his rivalry with Goku, but Krillin did not know of Gohan until the the start of DBZ.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone'': Takes place shortly before the ''Z'' series begins, the general story could still fit as Piccolo still has his rivalry with Goku, but Krillin did not know of Gohan until the the start of DBZ. ''Z''. Interestingly, the villain later appeared in the ''Z'' anime series proper [[Recap/DragonBallZGarlicJrArc during a]] FillerArc, which appeared to accept the events of this movie in BroadStrokes.
20th Oct '17 8:36:19 AM CouchAlmark
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** ''[[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze]]'': Averted in ''Megamax'', which introduced Rocket States and the Virgo Zodiarts, and first revealed that [[spoiler: Gamou is working with Foundation X]], all of which are quite important to the series. Time will tell with ''[[Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderWizardAndFourzeMovieWarUltimatum Movie Wars Ultimatum]]'' (which affirms the canonicity of ''Film/KamenRiderFourzeTheMovieEveryoneSpaceIsHere'' with the appearance of a character who otherwise only appeared in that movie): for the ''Fourze'' gang, it takes place five years post-series; we'll see if a Fourze-related entry with more canonical weight contradicts comes in the intervening years, which is unlikely since that movie was Fourze's post-script ReunionShow. (Now that one ''has,'' surprisingly: ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiXSpaceSheriffSuperHeroTaisenZ'' respects Fourze's post-series continuity via some dialogue courtesy of a time-travelling ''Ultimatum'' character. Every other Fourze appearance after that is merely a FakeShemp with no major importance to a given movie's plot.).

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** ''[[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze]]'': Averted in ''Megamax'', which introduced Rocket States and the Virgo Zodiarts, and first revealed that [[spoiler: Gamou is working with Foundation X]], all of which are quite important to the series. Time will tell with ''[[Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderWizardAndFourzeMovieWarUltimatum Movie Wars Ultimatum]]'' (which affirms the canonicity of ''Film/KamenRiderFourzeTheMovieEveryoneSpaceIsHere'' with the appearance of a character who otherwise only appeared in that movie): for the ''Fourze'' gang, it movie) takes place five years post-series; we'll see if a Fourze-related entry post-series, with more canonical weight contradicts comes in the intervening years, which is unlikely since that movie was Fourze's post-script ReunionShow. (Now that one ''has,'' surprisingly: post-series continuity respected in both ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiXSpaceSheriffSuperHeroTaisenZ'' respects Fourze's post-series continuity via some dialogue courtesy of a time-travelling ''Ultimatum'' character. Every other Fourze appearance and ''Heisei Generations FINAL'', the latter ''actually'' being made five years after that is merely a FakeShemp with no major importance to a given movie's plot.).''Fourze'' ended.


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** ''[[Series/KamenRiderGhost Ghost]]'': Averted for all films, although it's unclear where some of them fit. Ghost's cameo in the last episode of ''Drive'' is definitively canon as well, as it's where Takeru gets the Newton Eyecon.
** ''[[Series/KamenRiderExAid Ex-Aid]]'': Averted for all films in relation to each other, although the events of the films are rarely if ever touched on in the show other than ''Heisei Generations'', which sets up part of a major story element, and ''True Ending'', which acts as the show's equivalent of a BonusDungeon and is set up in the TV series as an impending threat. Nothing about the other movies directly contradicts the show's canon other than some characters using extra Gashats, typically based off licensed products like ''Galaxian'' or ''Pac-Man'', that they never bring out in the show.
14th Oct '17 1:11:08 AM ihhh
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' are set after seasons 3, 4, and 5, respectively, of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (with Princess Twilight mentioning the events of the season 5 finale in TheStinger of ''Friendship Games''), but they don't directly affect the series itself.
8th Oct '17 5:43:47 PM JamesAustin
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** The two ''Dragon Ball Z'' TV specials, ''Bardock: The Father of Goku'' and ''History of Trunks'', while not strictly canon, do fit in with and elaborate on events mentioned in the manga (the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the BadFuture that Future Trunks comes from, which got a brief special chapter in the manga, where Teen Trunks is already a Super Saiyan training with Gohan, which the anime special expands upon with its own lliberties) and Bardock gets a cameo in the manga later on; as for the OVA's, a character from the OVA ''Yo! Son Goku And His Friends Return!'' gets a mention in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods''.

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** The two ''Dragon Ball Z'' TV specials, ''Bardock: The Father of Goku'' and ''History of Trunks'', while not strictly canon, do fit in with and elaborate on events mentioned in the manga (the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the BadFuture that Future Trunks comes from, which got a brief special chapter in the manga, where Teen Trunks is already a Super Saiyan training with Gohan, which the anime special expands upon with its own lliberties) and Bardock gets a cameo in the manga later on; as for the OVA's, [=OVAs=], a character from the OVA ''Yo! Son Goku And and His Friends Return!'' gets a mention in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods''. ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', but said mention wasn't done when ''Battle of Gods'' was adapted as an arc in ''Dragon Ball Super''.
30th Aug '17 11:37:31 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' was an example of a Non-Serial Movie with a BigBudgetBeefUp to go along with it; specifically, all of the cheap sets and spandex costumes (not to mention the stock footage) were replaced with expensive, high quality sets and plasticized, form-fitting body armor, respectively. The film's plot was also a change from the series' norm at the time. The movie's lead villain, Ivan Ooze, was never seen in the series either. The movie is not part of the series canon, since it basically tells the same story as the third-season premiere multiparter (Rangers lose old powers, must earn new ninja-based powers), but with major changes (for instance, the Rangers get their ninja powers from the scantily clad Dulcea of the planet Phaedos rather than the robotic Ninjor, and the new villain is Ivan Ooze rather than Master Vile).

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** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' was an example of a Non-Serial Movie with a BigBudgetBeefUp to go along with it; specifically, all of the cheap sets and spandex costumes (not to mention the stock footage) were replaced with expensive, high quality sets and plasticized, form-fitting body armor, respectively. The film's plot was also a change from the series' norm at the time. The movie's lead villain, Ivan Ooze, was never seen in the series either. The movie is not part of the series canon, since it basically tells the same story as the third-season premiere multiparter (Rangers lose old powers, must earn new ninja-based powers), but with major changes (for instance, the Rangers get their ninja powers from the scantily clad Dulcea of the planet Phaedos rather than the robotic Ninjor, and the new villain is Ivan Ooze rather than Master Vile).Rito Revolto).
25th Aug '17 2:15:45 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in the same continuity with either the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' TV series OR toy line; it is instead a spinoff of the WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie. However, it takes inspiration from the source's plot points and puts on a new spin on them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in the same continuity with either the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' TV series OR toy line; it is instead a spinoff of the WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie. However, it takes inspiration from the source's plot points and puts on a new spin on them.them, such as Lloyd's relationship with his father and the robotic aspects of Zane.
25th Aug '17 2:12:58 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in the same continuity with either the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' TV series OR toy line; it is instead a spinoff of the WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie. However, it takes inspiration from the source's plot points and puts on a new spin on them instead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in the same continuity with either the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' TV series OR toy line; it is instead a spinoff of the WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie. However, it takes inspiration from the source's plot points and puts on a new spin on them instead.them.
25th Aug '17 2:11:41 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in continuity with either the ''{{WesternAnimation/Ninjago}}'' TV series OR toy line though seems to have taken some inspiration of plot points from them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in the same continuity with either the ''{{WesternAnimation/Ninjago}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' TV series OR toy line though seems to have taken some line; it is instead a spinoff of the WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie. However, it takes inspiration of from the source's plot points from them.and puts on a new spin on them instead.
19th Aug '17 5:27:14 AM Xaran_Alamas
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in continuity with either the {{WesternAnimation/Ninjago}} TV series OR toy line though seems to have taken some inspiration of plot points from them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' is not in continuity with either the {{WesternAnimation/Ninjago}} ''{{WesternAnimation/Ninjago}}'' TV series OR toy line though seems to have taken some inspiration of plot points from them.
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