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8th Oct '17 4:56:43 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** In ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'', the human transmutation circle at the start of the story matches the 2003 anime, which is much more ornate compared to the manga; but when Ed draws another human transmutation circle at the end of ''Brotherhood'', this one matches the manga, not the style created for the animes.
25th Sep '17 5:09:35 PM TSBasilisk
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* Between the first and second ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games "thermal clips" were invented to replace the original heat sink system used by all guns. During the same period mechs became widely spread compared to their original limited numbers. This is an issue when rescuing Jacob's father, who was marooned eight years prior to the first game. Despite having been cut off from the galaxy the planet still has a plentiful supply of thermal clips and mechs.
19th Sep '17 2:49:53 AM Zadia
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* ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' clearly states dragon eggs only occur once every twelve years. In ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' you must rescue different dragon ages despite the fact no one seems to have aged much since the third game, and certainly not twelve years.

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* ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' clearly states dragon eggs only occur once every twelve years. In ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' you must rescue different dragon ages despite the fact no one seems to have aged much since the third game, and certainly not twelve years. However, ''Year Of The Dragon'' also flies contrary to ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'', where one had to chase thieves with dragon eggs, and while time obviously passed between the games, twelve years seems unlikely.
2nd Sep '17 1:57:28 PM Robbyn
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* Then when ComicBook/ScarletWitch returned to the team during ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', her abilities ''were explicitly described as "Chaos Magic" once again''.

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* ** Then when ComicBook/ScarletWitch returned to the team during ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', her abilities ''were explicitly described as "Chaos Magic" once again''.
2nd Sep '17 1:48:54 PM lillolillo
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** [[spoiler:The Maker[=/=]Reed Richards shows to Falcon how he keeps his intellect always a few steps ahead of The Children by elongating his brain]]. That shouldn't be possible or even necessary. To elaborate: in the first run of the series, Sue ran some tests on Reed and found out that his organism was completely mutated; he became a worm-like being with just a core, no organs other than that. And later, Sue's mother remarked that Reed was getting smarter by the minute due his mutation. So [[spoiler:in the span of a thousand years Reed would be evolving his genius naturally, and there would be no brain for him to elongate]].
*** Perhaps he still retains at least a physical brain of some sort and [[spoiler: the helmet makes the process of becoming getting smarter more efficient and guided rather than random?]]

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** [[spoiler:The Maker[=/=]Reed Richards shows to Falcon how he keeps his intellect always a few steps ahead of The Children by elongating his brain]]. That shouldn't be possible or even necessary. To elaborate: in the first run of the series, Sue ran some tests on Reed and found out that his organism was completely mutated; he became a worm-like being with just a core, no organs other than that. And later, Sue's mother remarked that Reed was getting smarter by the minute due his mutation. So [[spoiler:in the span of a thousand years Reed would be evolving his genius naturally, and there would be no brain for him to elongate]].
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elongate]]. Perhaps he still retains at least a physical brain of some sort and [[spoiler: the helmet makes the process of becoming getting smarter more efficient and guided rather than random?]]



** Then when ComicBook/ScarletWitch returned to the team during ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', her abilities ''were explicitly described as "Chaos Magic" once again''.

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** * Then when ComicBook/ScarletWitch returned to the team during ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', her abilities ''were explicitly described as "Chaos Magic" once again''.



* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker's middle name has been repeatedly stated as "Benjamin," after his uncle. However, one comic short story co-written by Creator/StanLee himself has Mary Jane call him "Peter Q. Parker."
** Stan Lee wasn't good at remembering names. In some early issues of ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' that he wrote, the protagonist Bruce Banner was suddenly called [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2005/11/03/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-23/ "Bob Banner"]]. Lee [[HandWave handwaved]] the error by revealing that his full name is Robert Bruce Banner.
** Peter was also Peter ''Palmer'' in at least one early comic.

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker's middle name has been repeatedly stated as "Benjamin," after his uncle. However, one comic short story co-written by Creator/StanLee himself has Mary Jane call him "Peter Q. Parker."
** Stan Lee
" Peter was also Peter ''Palmer'' in at least one early comic.
* Creator/StanLee
wasn't good at remembering names. In some early issues of ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' that he wrote, the protagonist Bruce Banner was suddenly called [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2005/11/03/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-23/ "Bob Banner"]]. Lee [[HandWave handwaved]] the error by revealing that his full name is Robert Bruce Banner.
** Peter was also Peter ''Palmer'' in at least one early comic.
Banner.



*** Both pre-Crisis Barry Allen and Jay Garrick refer to the Speed Force, something neither of them should have any knowledge of since the concept wasn't created until the post-Crisis Wally West Flash series. Barry's opponent, Tangent Comics Superman, mentions this.

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*** Both pre-Crisis [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen and Jay Garrick Garrick]] refer to the Speed Force, something neither of them should have any knowledge of since the concept wasn't created until the post-Crisis Wally West Flash series. Barry's opponent, Tangent Comics Superman, mentions this.



*** Kyle Rayner's ring talks to him and welcomes him back to the Green Lantern Corps, but the Corps did not exist when he first became a GL, and it rarely spoke to him, if ever. He shouldn't know anything about Qward either, having not encountered the Weaponers that early in his career.
*** Kyle views Hal and Parallax as two separate entities. This is consistent with the Geoff Johns retcon that made Parallax a fear entity that possessed Hal, but before the retcon, Hal was Parallax. Note that the fear entity never appears or is referenced, and Hal's sanity while depowered is consistent with the post-Zero Hour zero issue of Green Lantern, so this may not be a continuity error so much as an attempt to remain mostly consistent with the past while keeping the retcon in mind.

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*** Kyle Rayner's ring talks to him and welcomes him back to the Green Lantern Franchise/GreenLantern Corps, but the Corps did not exist when he first became a GL, and it rarely spoke to him, if ever. He shouldn't know anything about Qward either, having not encountered the Weaponers that early in his career.
*** Kyle views Hal and Parallax as two separate entities. This is consistent with the Geoff Johns Creator/GeoffJohns retcon that made Parallax a fear entity that possessed Hal, but before the retcon, Hal was Parallax. Note that the fear entity never appears or is referenced, and Hal's sanity while depowered is consistent with the post-Zero Hour zero issue of Green Lantern, so this may not be a continuity error so much as an attempt to remain mostly consistent with the past while keeping the retcon in mind.



*** Supergirl is wearing the wrong costume for her death scenes from ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths.

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*** Supergirl Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is wearing the wrong costume for her death scenes from ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths.ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. Also, her father Zor-El didn't work on the Phantom Zone projector.



** The beginning of Issue 6 is baffling when it comes to the continuity of the main DCU. You have the Justice League talking to the Justice League United (which formed after ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil''). Okay. Telos, the planet, is being transported into the universe, which has drawn attention of several parties. You have the Oracle being from the Superman books, Nix Uaotan from ComicBook/TheMultiversity, and Darkseid taking notice. That's all fine. But you have Jediah Caul and K'rot from the short-lived ''Threshold'' book[[note]]which means this takes place before the finale of said book since Caul ''died'' at the end[[/note]], the Red Lanterns[[note]]which is impossible, since the Corps was slaughtered/depowered shortly after Kara left their ranks; with little time for her to join the JLU '''and''' happen before Atrocities and ''Godhead''[[/note]], and the ''freaking'' Guardians of the Universe[[note]]who are way beyond dead at this point, unless the Templar Guardians decided to take up their robes at this point... whenever this happens[[/note]]. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Blue Beetle is there too, still stuck in space apparently.]] It also might have a continuity hiccup with itself, as the Barry Allen that ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} Jay Garrick meets implies he was grabbed after meeting Psycho-Pirate from ''Crisis On Infinite Earths'', which flies in the face of the Barry Allen from his own tie-in, who was taken when he first left the future to say hi to his friends, before he was set on his death course, and was stuck under a dome for a year.

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** The beginning of Issue 6 is baffling when it comes to the continuity of the main DCU. You have the Justice League talking to the Justice League United (which formed after ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil''). Okay. Telos, the planet, is being transported into the universe, which has drawn attention of several parties. You have the Oracle being from the Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} books, Nix Uaotan from ComicBook/TheMultiversity, and Darkseid taking notice. That's all fine. But you have Jediah Caul and K'rot from the short-lived ''Threshold'' book[[note]]which means this takes place before the finale of said book since Caul ''died'' at the end[[/note]], the Red Lanterns[[note]]which is impossible, since the Corps was slaughtered/depowered shortly after Kara left their ranks; with little time for her to join the JLU '''and''' happen before Atrocities and ''Godhead''[[/note]], and the ''freaking'' Guardians of the Universe[[note]]who are way beyond dead at this point, unless the Templar Guardians decided to take up their robes at this point... whenever this happens[[/note]]. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Blue Beetle is there too, still stuck in space apparently.]] It also might have a continuity hiccup with itself, as the Barry Allen that ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} Jay Garrick meets implies he was grabbed after meeting Psycho-Pirate from ''Crisis On Infinite Earths'', which flies in the face of the Barry Allen from his own tie-in, who was taken when he first left the future to say hi to his friends, before he was set on his death course, and was stuck under a dome for a year.
24th Aug '17 7:07:43 AM LentilSandEater
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** One of the ''Best Wishes'' episodes has Ash searching for a Thunderstone as part of a contest scavenger hunt. Someone throws one at him, and Ash is desperate to catch it before it hits Pikachu, yelling that he'll evolve if he touches it. However, Pikachu smacked away the stone Ash had in the first season and didn't evolve as a result.[[note]]It should be noted that when evolution stones are used, it usually takes a second or two of continuous contact for the Pokemon to evolve. Pikachu smacking the Thunderstone away the first time was but a fraction of a second. Maybe Ash was being overly careful.[[/note]]

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** One of the ''Best Wishes'' episodes has Ash searching for a Thunderstone as part of a contest scavenger hunt. Someone throws one at him, and Ash is desperate to catch it before it hits Pikachu, yelling that he'll evolve if he touches it. However, Pikachu smacked away the stone Ash had in the first season and didn't evolve as a result.[[note]]It should be noted that when evolution stones are used, it usually takes a second or two of continuous contact for the Pokemon to evolve. Pikachu smacking the Thunderstone away the first time was but a fraction of a second. Maybe Ash was being overly careful.[[/note]]
22nd Aug '17 2:08:15 PM Vrahno
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** The book ''Tale of the Toa'' was written without the ''Mata Nui Online Game'' in mind (which at the time had been considered non-canonical), but it had some issues of its own. In the comics, the fact that the Rahi beasts have to be defeated by taking off their infected masks is common knowledge from the get-go, but in the book, which was written in accordance with the comics, this is only discovered halfway through. Other parts of the book were later also {{Retcon}}ned to better fit in with the timeline and accommodate the events of the ''Online Game''.
** The online animations and the book ''Makuta's Revenge'' offer differing accounts on which Bohrok-Kal stole which Toa Nuva symbol. Usually the former is seen as more canonical. The mini-comic in the toys' instruction manuals contradict both, making it an example of AdvertisingOnlyContinuity.
27th Jul '17 5:47:51 AM RighteousFury
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': In episode 21, the [[RunningGag "Krillin Owned" meter]] hits 13 when Krillin is unable to look away in time from Burter and Jeice's "Seizure Procedure" technique. It hits 13 again two episodes later when Krillin is slapped by Captain Ginyu-in-Goku.
20th Jun '17 1:56:57 PM comicwriter
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* At the end of ''Infinity War'', it was explicitly stated that the Infinity Gauntlet could never be used again, as Eternity placed a restriction on the Infinity Gems that prevented them from working in unison. Inexplicably, the Gauntlet was shown to work again in ''Comicbook/NewAvengers: [[Comicbook/TheIlluminati Illuminati]]'', and the whole restriction idea has been ignored by all subsequent writers.
19th Jun '17 8:33:43 PM comicwriter
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* At the end of ''Comicbook/InfinityWar'', it was explicitly stated that the Infinity Gauntlet could never be used again, as Eternity placed a restriction on the Infinity Gems that prevented them from working in unison. Inexplicably, the Gauntlet was shown to work again in ''Comicbook/NewAvengers: [[Comicbook/TheIlluminati Illuminati]]'', and the whole restriction idea has been ignored by all subsequent writers.

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* At the end of ''Comicbook/InfinityWar'', ''Infinity War'', it was explicitly stated that the Infinity Gauntlet could never be used again, as Eternity placed a restriction on the Infinity Gems that prevented them from working in unison. Inexplicably, the Gauntlet was shown to work again in ''Comicbook/NewAvengers: [[Comicbook/TheIlluminati Illuminati]]'', and the whole restriction idea has been ignored by all subsequent writers.
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