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4th May '17 7:02:12 PM darkemyst
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** All references to Tim Drake having been ComicBook/{{Robin}} were removed. Interestingly, DC left in the picture of him wearing his Robin outfit (it has an "R" as the logo, not the bird head logo that Red Robin uses - the [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning zero issue]] would confirm that he wore that costume, but "always" called himself Red Robin).

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** All references to Tim Drake having been ComicBook/{{Robin}} [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] were removed. Interestingly, DC left in the picture of him wearing his Robin outfit (it has an "R" as the logo, not the bird head logo that Red Robin uses - the [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning zero issue]] would confirm that he wore that costume, but "always" called himself Red Robin).
20th Apr '17 8:13:01 AM CosmicFerret
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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' featured a mass murder at a bar called "The Velvet Room". After the owners of an actual New York bar of that name sued, the episode was redubbed to change the name of the bar to "The Vivant Room".

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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' featured a mass murder at a bar called "The Velvet Room". After the owners of an actual New York bar of that name sued, the episode was redubbed to change the name of the bar to "The Vivant Room".
16th Apr '17 5:43:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Starslip}}'' was originally called ''Starshift Crisis'', but copyright issues with ''[=StarShift=]: The Zaran Legacy'' caused the starshift (the in-universe [[FasterThanLightTravel transportation method]]) to be [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] as the "starslip", and all references in the archives were changed.

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* ''{{Starslip}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' was originally called ''Starshift Crisis'', but copyright issues with ''[=StarShift=]: The Zaran Legacy'' caused the starshift (the in-universe [[FasterThanLightTravel transportation method]]) to be [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] as the "starslip", and all references in the archives were changed.
19th Mar '17 6:58:46 AM sgamer82
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* Season 1, episode 3 of ''Podcast/{{Tanis}}'' refers to the real-life case of Elisa Lam, who drowned in a hotel's water tower under mysterious circumstances. The podcast presents a fictional conspiracy theory that Lam had been possessed by a [[MentalTimeTravel future-flung]] Aleister Crowley. After [[TooSoon outcry from the listeners]], the episode was re-released with all instances of Lam's name bleeped. However, it's still obvious who's being discussed, what with the infamy of the case and references to Crowley writing about a historical figure named Siela (pointed out as an anagram of "BLEEP") and contacting an alien named Lam (not bleeped).
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14th Mar '17 1:00:09 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Poorly attempted by UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when the crowd for his inauguration turned out to be smaller than Obama's, or indeed the crowd for the Women's March protesting his presidency and the largest protest in U.S history, the very next day. The first press hearing held under his administration had the Press Sec deliver this immortal lie: "This was the largest crowd for any inauguration- period -both in person and around the globe." This caused problems. The next day, when asked to explain what went on to the press, Trump official Kellyanne Conway said that Spicer didn't lie. He offered "alternative facts." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts This term was promptly pegged as Orwellian]], which caused an equally prompt spike in sales for Literature/NineteenEightyFour.
** Equally poorly attempted by just Conway a few days later while dealing with the botched rollout of the temporary immigration ban targeted at Muslim nations in particular. In justifying it, Conway invoked the massacre at Bowling Green perpetrated by Iraqi immigrants. It didn't happen.
14th Mar '17 12:31:53 AM sdoth
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* Poorly attempted by UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when the crowd for his inauguration turned out to be smaller than Obama's, or indeed the crowd for the Women's March protesting his presidency and the largest protest in U.S history, the very next day. The first press hearing held under his administration had the Press Sec deliver this immortal lie: "This was the largest crowd for any inauguration- period -both in person and around the globe." This caused problems. The next day, when asked to explain what went on to the press, Trump official Kellyanne Conway said that Spicer didn't lie. He offered "alternative facts." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts This term was promptly pegged as Orwellian]], which caused an equally prompt spike in sales for Literature/NineteenEightyFour.
** Equally poorly attempted by just Conway a few days later while dealing with the botched rollout of the temporary immigration ban targeted at Muslim nations in particular. In justifying it, Conway invoked the massacre at Bowling Green perpetrated by Iraqi immigrants. It didn't happen.
14th Mar '17 12:17:12 AM credidrabu
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* Poorly attempted by UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when the crowd for his inauguration turned out to be smaller than Obama's, or indeed the crowd for the Women's March protesting his presidency and the largest protest in U.S history, the very next day. The first press hearing held under his administration had the Press Sec deliver this immortal lie: "This was the largest crowd for any inauguration- period -both in person and around the globe." This caused problems. The next day, when asked to explain what went on to the press, Trump official Kellyanne Conway said that Spicer didn't lie. He offered "alternative facts." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts This term was promptly pegged as Orwellian]], which caused an equally prompt spike in sales for Literature/NineteenEightyFour.
** Equally poorly attempted by just Conway a few days later while dealing with the botched rollout of the temporary immigration ban targeted at Muslim nations in particular. In justifying it, Conway invoked the massacre at Bowling Green perpetrated by Iraqi immigrants. It didn't happen.
9th Mar '17 6:55:59 PM Give1Take2
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': [[TheChurch The Chantry]] is well-known to rewrite historical documents to suit whatever politics it has at the time--particularly mage and/or elven heroes.
** While the EnslavedElves fought with the humans' prophet [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste]] to free Southern Thedas from [[TheEmpire Tevinter]], after the Exalted March against the (Elven) Dales, the Chantry [[UnPerson stripped the elven general Shartan from the Chant of Light]], and {{race lift}}ed [[spoiler:Ameridan, an elven mage Inquisitor]] to support their on-going anti-elf propaganda.
** They also tend to erase or downplay the heroic accomplishments of mages, since the Chantry derives a lot of power from convincing the common folk that their [[KnightTemplar Templars]] (whom they keep [[FunctionalAddict addicted]] to [[FantasticDrug lyrium]], which the Chantry has cornered the market on) are the commoners' only protection against dangerous magic-users (who they claim, if left unchecked, could create another [[TheEmpire Tevinter]]).
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', if the [[PlayerCharacter Inquisitor]] is male and in a romance with [[GayOption Dorian]], Dorian can remark at one point that he wonders how long it will be before the Chantry writes ''that'' part out of the Inquisitor's exploits?
3rd Feb '17 12:31:48 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', like the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' example above, altered and expanded on its ending after major fan backlash. Most of the changes were done to avoid any {{Inferred Holocaust}}s, make the endings more bittersweet than unintentionally bleak, and give a bit more insight into how the final choice shaped the universe. The reaction to these changes were mostly positive. The ''Leviathan'' [=DLC=] goes even further and has [[spoiler:the eponymous Leviathans mentioning the AI behind the Reapers, the Catalyst, which has relatively no build up in the main game]].

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', like the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' example above, ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' altered and expanded on its ending after major fan backlash. Most of the changes were done to avoid any {{Inferred Holocaust}}s, make the endings more bittersweet than unintentionally bleak, and give a bit more insight into how the final choice shaped the universe. The reaction to these changes were mostly positive. The ''Leviathan'' [=DLC=] goes even further and has [[spoiler:the eponymous Leviathans mentioning the AI behind the Reapers, the Catalyst, which has relatively no build up in the main game]].
3rd Feb '17 12:27:56 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Poorly attempted by UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when the crowd for his inauguration turned out to be smaller than Obama's, or indeed the crowd for the Women's March protesting his presidency and the largest protest in U.S history, the very next day. The first press hearing held under his administration had the Press Sec deliver this immortal lie: "This was the largest crowd for any inauguration- period -both in person and around the globe." This caused problems. The next day, when asked to explain what went on to the press, Trump official Kellyanne Conway said that Spicer didn't lie. He offered "alternative facts." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts This term was promptly pegged as Orwellian,]] which caused an equally prompt spike in sales for Literature/NineteenEightyFour.
** Equally poorly attempted by just Conway a few days later while dealing with the botched rollout of the temporary immigration ban targeted at Muslim nations in particular. In justifying it, Conway invoked the massacre at Bowling Green perpetrated by Iraqi immigrants. [[spoiler: It didn't happen.]]

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* Poorly attempted by UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when the crowd for his inauguration turned out to be smaller than Obama's, or indeed the crowd for the Women's March protesting his presidency and the largest protest in U.S history, the very next day. The first press hearing held under his administration had the Press Sec deliver this immortal lie: "This was the largest crowd for any inauguration- period -both in person and around the globe." This caused problems. The next day, when asked to explain what went on to the press, Trump official Kellyanne Conway said that Spicer didn't lie. He offered "alternative facts." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts This term was promptly pegged as Orwellian,]] Orwellian]], which caused an equally prompt spike in sales for Literature/NineteenEightyFour.
** Equally poorly attempted by just Conway a few days later while dealing with the botched rollout of the temporary immigration ban targeted at Muslim nations in particular. In justifying it, Conway invoked the massacre at Bowling Green perpetrated by Iraqi immigrants. [[spoiler: It didn't happen.]]
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