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13th Apr '18 7:58:17 PM crazysamaritan
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* Creator/ArthurCClarke rewrote the first chapter of ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' to avoid TheGreatPoliticsMessup. However, he does also include the original first chapter in some editions.

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rewrote the first chapter of ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' to avoid TheGreatPoliticsMessup. However, he does also include the original first chapter in some editions.editions.
** In-Verse example: In ''Ghost From The Grand Banks'', one of the main characters made his fortune performing Orwellian Retcons on old classic movies, digitally erasing the EverybodySmokes trope by replacing such films' omnipresent cigarettes and pipes with lollipops, chewed pencils, etc.



* In-Verse example: In Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Ghost From The Grand Banks'', one of the main characters made his fortune performing Orwellian Retcons on old classic movies, digitally erasing the EverybodySmokes trope by replacing such films' omnipresent cigarettes and pipes with lollipops, chewed pencils, etc.


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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TalesOfTheBlackWidowers'' contains an introduction where he admits that he's rewritten several of the stories compared to their original printing, mostly due to the way the stories sound redundant when describing characters the same way in short succession.
26th Mar '18 10:21:49 AM philfredobob
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove a reference to Dan [=DeCarlo=].

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall fourth-wall breaking line to remove a reference to Dan [=DeCarlo=].
16th Mar '18 8:20:27 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' book ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', the climactic battle between [[spoiler:Kaladin]] and [[spoiler:Szeth]] was rewritten: after [[spoiler:Szeth learns that his terrible crimes were AllForNothing]], the original hardcover has the former kill the latter, while the paperback release has [[spoiler:Szeth choose to fall to his death in the Highstorm]]. In both editions, [[spoiler:he's brought BackFromTheDead anyway]].
12th Mar '18 12:46:47 PM FiveOfCups
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** This is not the first Orwellian Retcon in the franchise. When the first film was released in 1977, the opening crawl did not contain "Episode IV - A New Hope". After it became a runaway success, it was re-released to cinemas with this added, and thus began Lucas' claim that there had always been a nine-movie plan.
9th Mar '18 8:51:02 AM LondonKdS
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* Two different works by Creator/MichaelMoorcock were edited in later editions, because the first editions appeared to endorse rape in certain circumstances and Moorcock was convinced by feminist criticism that this was morally wrong:
** In the ending of the first edition of ''Gloriana'', Quire successfully gives Gloriana her first ever orgasm and ends the [[FisherKing barrenness of her kingdom]] by raping her. In later editions, when he tries to, she overpowers him and [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rapes him]] with the same result.
** At the end of the first version of "The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming", the Fireclown cures Mavis of her uptightness and right-wing politics by raping her. In later editions, he does it by whipping her until she has an emotional breakdown, which may or may not be an actual improvement.
26th Feb '18 1:47:47 PM drakensis
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* ''FanFic/Davion&Davion(Deceased)'' originally had the family of Commodore Grec escape the Amaris Coup as they were invited to New Avalon. The author later wrote Grec as bereaved by the Coup, amending the previous reference to indicate that he declined to invite his family as it was a privilege other soldiers couldn't share, something that more than justified his later emotional distress.

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* ''FanFic/Davion&Davion(Deceased)'' ''Fanfic/DavionAndDavionDeceased'' originally had the family of Commodore Grec escape the Amaris Coup as they were invited to New Avalon. The author later wrote Grec as bereaved by the Coup, amending the previous reference to indicate that he declined to invite his family as it was a privilege other soldiers couldn't share, something that more than justified his later emotional distress.
26th Feb '18 1:43:37 PM drakensis
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* ''FanFic/Davion&Davion(Deceased)'' originally had the family of Commodore Grec escape the Amaris Coup as they were invited to New Avalon. The author later wrote Grec as bereaved by the Coup, amending the previous reference to indicate that he declined to invite his family as it was a privilege other soldiers couldn't share, something that more than justified his later emotional distress.
24th Nov '17 7:45:02 AM ddyingle
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* The biggest modern revisions made by Creator/JinYong, Literature/DemiGodsAndSemiDevils now ends with Wang Yuyan rejecting Duan Yu, opting to stay and take care of her now crazy cousin, Murong Fu, Duan Yu marrying all his previous romantic interests and a few other retcons.

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* The biggest modern revisions made by Creator/JinYong, Literature/DemiGodsAndSemiDevils ''Literature/DemiGodsAndSemiDevils'' now ends with Wang Yuyan rejecting Duan Yu, opting to stay and take care of her now crazy cousin, Murong Fu, Duan Yu marrying all his previous romantic interests and a few other retcons.
24th Nov '17 7:16:32 AM ddyingle
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* The biggest modern revisions made by Creator/JinYong, Literature/DemiGodsAndSemiDevils now ends with Wang Yuyan rejecting Duan Yu, opting to stay and take care of her now crazy cousin, Murong Fu, Duan Yu marrying all his previous romantic interests and a few other retcons.



* When ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ended the Squat race, reprintings of books where Squat characters appear had them either deleted or turned into humans or Ratlings.

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* When ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ended the Squat race, reprintings of books where Squat characters appear had them either deleted or deleted, turned into humans or Ratlings.Ratlings although they do get a mention since the sixth edition rulebook.
21st Nov '17 7:00:16 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': In the fall of 2017, Evilhumour and Anon e Mouse Jr. went back and revised the earlier chapters, primarily to fix spelling and grammar, but also making a few other modifications. Among them included adding an earlier mention of the Doors to the Realms In Between (one had already existed later in the story), and changing one of Elusive's lines into a BigYes.
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