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17th Jun '16 7:22:12 PM nombretomado
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* An actual plot point in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' in which all continuity errors in the ChannelAwesome universe [[spoiler: was an effect of the PlotHole, a physical embodiment of, well, that trope.]] Specifically called out was WebVideo/TheSpoonyOne and [[MadScientist Doctor Insano]] being the same person in WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, when in all other respects they are separate people.

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* An actual plot point in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' in which all continuity errors in the ChannelAwesome Website/ChannelAwesome universe [[spoiler: was an effect of the PlotHole, a physical embodiment of, well, that trope.]] Specifically called out was WebVideo/TheSpoonyOne and [[MadScientist Doctor Insano]] being the same person in WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, when in all other respects they are separate people.
9th Jun '16 4:47:32 PM FGHIK
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* In ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', the T-Rex didn't eat Dr. Grant because it couldn't see nonmoving objects (in the book, this was in fact a result of splicing dinosaur DNA with frog DNA). In the sequel, this was retconned to rather be that Grant's theories on the T-Rex were wrong, and in fact it ignored him because it wasn't hungry.

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* In ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', the T-Rex didn't eat Dr. Grant because it couldn't see nonmoving objects (in the book, this was in fact a result of splicing dinosaur DNA with frog DNA). In the sequel, this was retconned to rather be that [[RightForTheWrongReasons Grant's theories on the T-Rex were wrong, and in fact it ignored him because it wasn't hungry.hungry]].
4th May '16 5:16:49 PM Pichu-kun
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** Historically Aquata is the oldest sister and heir to the throne. In the third movie she's portrayed as the fourth oldest and Attina is now the oldest.

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** Historically Aquata is the oldest sister and heir to the throne. In the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII third movie movie]] she's portrayed as the fourth oldest and Attina is now the oldest.
4th May '16 5:15:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kopa, Simba and Nala's son mentioned in the storybook ''The Lion King: Six New Adventures'', was ditched and replaced with Kiara in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' without explanation. Averted in this case since the series was published by Grolier Enterprises with the permission of the Disney Marketing department, rather than by Disney itself. The presentation scene however ''is'' retconned, and there are several other characters who are borderline retconned (depending on whether you consider the deleted scenes canon).

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Kopa, Simba and Nala's son mentioned in the storybook storybooks ''The Lion King: Six New Adventures'', was ditched and replaced with Kiara in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' without explanation. Averted in this case since the series was published by Grolier Enterprises with the permission of the Disney Marketing department, rather than by Disney itself. The presentation scene however ''is'' retconned, and there are several other characters who are borderline retconned (depending on whether you consider the deleted scenes canon).canon).
** Simba's and Nala's cub at the end of the first scene ihas male markings, but is technically [[AmbiguousGender never called a male]]. The sequel redesigns the cub to look female and made her into Kiara. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]] there were going to be twins, which would explain the unknown female cub while keeping the original male cub, but Kiara's twin brother was scrapped to fit continuity and because writing multiple cubs wasn't working well.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' took place during TheGreatDepression yet [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven2 the sequel]] takes place in TheNineties. Itchy apparently [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome only recently]] died between the several decade timeskip.
10th Mar '16 6:13:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kopa, Simba and Nala's son mentioned in the storybook ''The Lion King: Six New Adventures'', was ditched and replaced with Kiara in the sequel to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' without explanation.
** Averted in this case since the series was published by Grolier Enterprises with the permission of the Disney Marketing department, rather than by Disney itself. The presentation scene however ''is'' retconned, and there are several other characters who are borderline retconned (depending on whether you consider the deleted scenes canon).

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* Kopa, Simba and Nala's son mentioned in the storybook ''The Lion King: Six New Adventures'', was ditched and replaced with Kiara in the sequel to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' without explanation.
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explanation. Averted in this case since the series was published by Grolier Enterprises with the permission of the Disney Marketing department, rather than by Disney itself. The presentation scene however ''is'' retconned, and there are several other characters who are borderline retconned (depending on whether you consider the deleted scenes canon).



** Adella was portrayed as slightly heavier than her siblings in the first adaptationnd second film, and in [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid the series]] is much heavier. She's since been retconned to being Ariel's size.

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** Adella was portrayed as slightly heavier than her siblings in the first adaptationnd and second film, films, and in [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid the series]] is much heavier. She's since been retconned to being Ariel's size.


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* Originally Queen Frostine from ''TabletopGame/CandyLand'' was the mother of Princess Lolly. Queen Frostine is now "Princess Frostine", ''sister'' of Princess Lolly.
22nd Feb '16 12:34:52 AM Zaptech
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* In the pilot of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Simon Tam tells that in order to rescue his sister River (who was secretly experimented on by the Alliance), he hired an underground group who successfully brought her to him in a cryo box. He wasn't even sure that River was really inside the box before Malcom opened it. Later in the episode "Ariel", Simon finds out that River's brain has been surgically operated. The opening intro of the movie ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Simon himself infiltrates the facility to broke her sister out of it and is directly informed by the other scientists about the experiences they did on her. Many fans speculate that Simon may have lied though he had no reason to.
17th Feb '16 2:05:39 PM Saber15
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* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', a key point of the setting was that ''all'' capacity to build [=BattleMechs=] was irrevocably destroyed, and that the noble houses were fighting over remaining spare part depots. This was to play up a ''Film/MadMax'' / ScavengerWorld setting. However, they soon realized that no factories = no new designs to be introduced in followup supplements. Therefore, FASA later said that there were still factories producing new 'Mechs, but that they were degraded and no longer working at full capacity, and that the bleeding-edge tech of the Star League was no longer in production.

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* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', a key point of the setting was that ''all'' capacity to build [=BattleMechs=] was irrevocably destroyed, and that the noble houses were fighting over remaining spare part depots. This was to play up a ''Film/MadMax'' / ScavengerWorld setting. However, they soon realized that no factories = no new designs to be introduced in followup supplements. Therefore, FASA later said that there were still factories producing new 'Mechs, but that they were degraded and no longer working at full capacity, and that the bleeding-edge tech of the Star League was no longer LostTechnology. Other retcons are less sweeping in production. nature, and since almost every publication [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis exists as an actual document within the universe]], retcons can be explained as being from an UnreliableNarrator or meddling from the secretive organization that runs the SubspaceAnsible network.
16th Jan '16 6:19:36 PM nombretomado
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In Creator/MarvelComics, the person who pointed out the problem and at the same time provided a plausible explanation was awarded a [[http://web.archive.org/web/20091022001346/http://geocities.com/mh_prime/8607.html Genuine Marvel Comics No-Prize]] by editor StanLee, a tradition that was kept alive by other editors after he became publisher.

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In Creator/MarvelComics, the person who pointed out the problem and at the same time provided a plausible explanation was awarded a [[http://web.archive.org/web/20091022001346/http://geocities.com/mh_prime/8607.html Genuine Marvel Comics No-Prize]] by editor StanLee, Creator/StanLee, a tradition that was kept alive by other editors after he became publisher.
30th Dec '15 11:27:40 AM StFan
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30th Dec '15 6:51:37 AM raziel123
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** Leia mentions in her message to Obi-Wan that he served ''(her) father during the clone wars''. Except her father was a Senator by that point, and while Obi-Wan was leading the Republic's armies as a Jedi General, he never was in the service of Bail Organa. He ''did'' serve Leia's biological mother as a bodyguard however. Also, [[AuthorsSavingThrow a number of books, as well as some episodes of the animated series, have supplied scenarios]] where Obi-Wan did go into battle under Bail's command, or the two otherwise worked very closely together on one mission or another. (Prime example, ''Wild Space''). Considering both [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars animated]] [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars series]] are now considered canon, this deals with it.

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** Leia mentions in her message to Obi-Wan that he served ''(her) father during the clone wars''. Except her father was a Senator by that point, and while Obi-Wan was leading the Republic's armies as a Jedi General, he never was in the service of Bail Organa. He ''did'' serve Leia's biological mother as a bodyguard however. Also, [[AuthorsSavingThrow a number of books, as well as some episodes of the animated series, have supplied scenarios]] where Obi-Wan did go into battle under Bail's command, or the two otherwise worked very closely together on one mission or another. (Prime example, ''Wild Space''). Considering both [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars animated]] [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars series]] are now considered canon, this deals with it.But it's not canon now.
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