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29th Apr '16 12:01:50 PM Kid
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** A third is the perception of Jedi between the first and the two trilogies. In the original (Eps. 4-6), Jedi were considered the stuff of myth and legend and The Force "an ancient religion." The prequel trilogy (1-3) showed the Jedi as hundreds strong, with hundreds, if not thousands more in training. They were front and center in the Clone Wars (which the people of the original do remember clearly). They were involved in Republic politics. People knew of them. One of Palpatine's first acts as Emperor, was a speech denouncing the Jedi as traitors and usurpers who had to be put down. Somehow, in the two decades plus between the two trilogies, Jedi have gone from "the Texas Rangers" to "The Knights of the Round Table". Thirty years later, it is apparently as old as Ancient Egyptians or, say, Neanderthals, because old Han Solo heavily insists that it is entirely true, the Jedi and the Force, so it is supposed young characters Rey and Finn only heard of it as fairy tales. For a futuristic universe where average lifespan of a human is more around 100 years, you could say Star Wars people have goldfish memory. It makes even less sense when you factor in that the (now non-canon) Extended Universe made Han Solo old enough to likely remember the Jedi as an active force and ''Revenge Of The Sith'' had Chewbacca ''fighting side by side with Yoda.''

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** A third is the perception of Jedi between the first and the two trilogies. In the original (Eps. 4-6), Jedi were considered the stuff of myth and legend and The Force "an ancient religion." The prequel trilogy (1-3) showed the Jedi as hundreds strong, with hundreds, if not thousands more in training. They were front and center in the Clone Wars (which the people of the original do remember clearly). They were involved in Republic politics. People knew of them. One of Palpatine's first acts as Emperor, Emperor was a speech denouncing the Jedi as traitors and usurpers who had to be put down. Somehow, in the two decades plus between the two trilogies, Jedi have gone from "the Texas Rangers" to "The Knights of the Round Table". Thirty years later, it is apparently as old as Ancient Egyptians or, say, Neanderthals, because old Han Solo heavily insists that it is entirely true, the Jedi and the Force, so it is supposed young characters Rey and Finn only heard of it as fairy tales. For a futuristic universe where average lifespan of a human is more around 100 years, you could say Star Wars people have goldfish memory. It makes even less sense when you factor in that the (now non-canon) Extended Universe made Han Solo old enough to likely remember the Jedi as an active force and ''Revenge Of The Sith'' had Chewbacca ''fighting side by side with Yoda.''
26th Apr '16 3:35:34 PM bowserbros
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has quite a number of continuity snarls as the series went on. For example, when Kenshiro's adoptive brothers were first introduced, Kenshiro initially mentions that none of them are actually blood-related. Later it turns out that the eldest two, Raoh and Toki, are blood-related after all and we are shown the ruins of their childhood home along with the graves of the birth parents. This can be handwaved by the fact that Kenshiro wasn't exactly sure himself. However, it later turns out that none of them were even born in Japan at all, but that the three of them were refuges from the Land of Asura and that Raoh and Toki's mother is buried in a swamp. If that wasn't enough confusion, then comes the prequel ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', which shows that the baby Kenshiro was born in Japan.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has quite a number of continuity snarls as the series went on. For example, when on.
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Kenshiro's adoptive brothers were first introduced, Kenshiro initially mentions that none of them are actually blood-related. Later it turns out that the eldest two, Raoh and Toki, are blood-related after all and we are shown the ruins of their childhood home along with the graves of the birth parents. This can be handwaved by the fact that Kenshiro wasn't exactly sure himself. However, it later turns out that none of them were even born in Japan at all, but that the three of them were refuges refugees from the Land of Asura Shura and that Raoh and Toki's mother is buried in a swamp. swamp.
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If that the above situation wasn't enough confusion, then wasn't confusing enough, along comes the prequel ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', which shows that the baby Kenshiro was born in Japan.Japan, wait no, now it's China.
** A more minor error is Toki being consistently shown with white hair during the Shura arc's flashback sequences, all of which are set when Toki and Raoh were still kids. However, the previous four seasons established and maintained the fact that Toki's natural hair color is brown, and it only became white as a result of being exposed to high levels of radiation as an adult. This one could possibly be handwaved as the work of hair dye, assuming that there Shura had any at the time.
26th Apr '16 3:46:24 AM Docyoshi
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** A [[GrandTheftMe Baby possessed Gohan]] seemingly vaporizes Piccolo and Goten. However both later appear unharmed episodes later.
30th Mar '16 9:59:22 PM TheKaizerreich
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* May or may not be only in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'', but Kyouka complains to Ouka that he never told her about something as amazing as christmas and, more to the point, getting presents. However this comes up after an episode where Ouka and Kyouka were already officially married for one year, which means they somehow skipped another Christmas entirely for this to make sense.
25th Mar '16 1:34:24 AM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** The third episode of the XY series claims that Meowth can't translate electric shocks between Pikachu and Dedenne; but Meowth had no problem doing so between Pikachu and Zapdos in ''Anime/Pokemon2000''.
3rd Mar '16 7:19:16 AM Midna
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** Another season one episode claimed that Pokémon aren't evil, [[MyMasterRightorWrong even if they do obey their evil masters.]] Later seasons features many wild Pokemon who just do asshole things because they're jerks, some of them outright evil, like the Togepi in "Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!" or a gang of Litwick in ''Best Wishes''.

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** Another season one episode claimed that Pokémon aren't evil, [[MyMasterRightorWrong even if they do obey their evil masters.]] Later seasons features many wild Pokemon who just do asshole things because they're jerks, some of them outright evil, like the Togepi in "Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!" or Before!", a gang of Litwick in ''Best Wishes''.Wishes'', and the recurring Malamar in ''XY''.
19th Feb '16 11:23:35 AM X2X
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* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Future: Tools of Destruction]]'' reveals Ratchet to be [[spoiler:the last of the Lombaxes]]... but in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'', [[spoiler:Angela Cross is one too.]] Whoops. Apparently, WordOfGod has said [[spoiler:she's a separate but similar species]]. Regardless, in the prison in ''Tools of Destruction'', they mention [[spoiler:"prisoner's of Lombax descent", so Angela could also be half-Lombax.]] [[spoiler:FlipFlopOfGod. As of ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]'' Angela has been confirmed as a Lombax (apparently females don't have tails).]]

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* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Future: Tools of Destruction]]'' reveals Ratchet to be [[spoiler:the last of the Lombaxes]]... but in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'', [[spoiler:Angela Cross is one too.]] too]]. Whoops. Apparently, WordOfGod has said [[spoiler:she's a separate but similar species]]. Regardless, in the prison in ''Tools of Destruction'', they mention [[spoiler:"prisoner's of Lombax descent", so Angela could also be half-Lombax.]] [[spoiler:FlipFlopOfGod. As of ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]'' Angela has been confirmed as a Lombax (apparently females don't have tails).]]



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''XIII-2'', and ''Lightning Returns'' have terrible in-game continuity, and cross game (they are a successive series of events) continuity, to the point the final game in the trilogy that built off of everything the prior two had happen, has completely different reasons/motivations/developments/explanations/Etcetera for events when reflected upon by the characters and the lore of the games themselves. But they still apparently happened the exact same way.
** Etro is stated to be the goddess of time in ''13-2'', but in ''Lightning Returns'' and the expanded universe material her dominion is over the cycle of death, meaning Time travel and visions of the future/alternate timelines she made possible in the second game could not have been done by her, and the rest of the series' god entities were either Sleeping or dead.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''XIII-2'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 XIII-2]]'', and ''Lightning Returns'' ''VideoGame/{{Lightning Returns|FinalFantasyXIII}}'' have terrible in-game continuity, and cross game (they are a successive series of events) continuity, to the point the final game in the trilogy that built off of everything the prior two had happen, has completely different reasons/motivations/developments/explanations/Etcetera reasons/motivations/developments/explanations/etcetera for events when reflected upon by the characters and the lore of the games themselves. But they still apparently happened the exact same way.
** Etro is stated to be the goddess of time in ''13-2'', ''XIII-2'', but in ''Lightning Returns'' and the expanded universe material material, her dominion is over the cycle of death, meaning Time time travel and visions of the future/alternate timelines she made possible in the second game could not have been done by her, and the rest of the series' god entities were either Sleeping sleeping or dead.



** WordOfGod says Grif was the Army's sole draftee, and his resentment of it drives him to be the world's biggest slacker. However, in the first episode, he says he "signed on to fight some aliens".

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** WordOfGod says Grif was the Army's sole draftee, and his resentment of it drives him to be the world's biggest slacker. However, in the first episode, he says he "signed on to fight some aliens".aliens."
13th Feb '16 7:14:15 PM Eagal
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** During the Fake Karakura Town fight, Aizen states that he knew that Ichigo was special because Ichigo was "[[spoiler: The child of a shinigami and a...]]" and the chapter ends. Ichigo didn't know this, but the audience did, and assumed that Aizen was going to say Ichigo was [[spoiler:the child of a shinigami and a hollow]], which would explain where [[spoiler:both sides of his powers come from]]. The very next chapter has Aizen start by revealing Ichigo was "[[spoiler: The child of a ''human'' and a shinigami]]", reversing the order, explaining nothing to the audience, and revealing nothing to Ichigo, as [[spoiler: Isshin, his shinigami father, decided to show up right then in the full regalia. With the {{Reveal}} that Ichigo is, in fact, the child of a Shinagami and a Quincy (who ARE technically humans), this adds a whole new level to Aizen's MindScrew of Ichigo ForTheEvulz. You can just imagine Aizen thinking to himself, "BAHAHAHA this stupid peasant doesn't KNOW the truth that I know, HAHA!]]
** Way back at the beginning of the series, it was said that Ichigo's vast and uncontrolled reiatsu made it so his zanpakuto was permanently stuck in shikai, when most Soul Reapers have to use a verbal command to change their sword. When Ichigo ran into Kenpachi Zaraki, the same was said to apply to his zanpakuto. Fast forward to the final arc, and Zaraki becomes able to activate his shikai, when it was previously said to already be in shikai mode. In fairness, it was only mentioned once early on, and it's something even a lot of fans forgot about.
*** This is actually explained properly in the series. Depending on the relationship between the users and their swords, Shikai can take different forms. Yumichika took advantage of this and tweak his verbal command to hide his shikai true form.
3rd Feb '16 7:38:13 PM DRCEQ
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' is inconsistent regarding its handling of temporal inertia and paradox handling. Early on, the death of the queen removes her descendant Marle from existence, while saving her causes Marle to return. Later, you can remove the contents from a chest, go back to a previous time period, remove the contents, and still have both sets. You can also destroy the Black Omen four times by going back to a previous time period and do it again. Destroying the Omen in 600 AD somehow does not invalidate the fact that you destroyed it in 1000 AD, even though it should not have existed then.
** It's handwaved that the Black Omen is somewhat unstuck from time giving it a timey-wimey excuse for the above, though it is still a bit inconsistent with just how much temporal inertia holds such as how the main cast plays rather significant roles in major turning points in history dating back to the beginnings of humanity but it rarely causes any major changes to future time periods.
2nd Feb '16 9:38:13 PM Twentington
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* [[LargeAndInCharge Stoick]] shows his son Hiccup his deceased mother's breastplate in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. It's massive, and the cup size is large enough to fit over the teen boy's head. When she is seen in flashback in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', she's slender and modestly endowed. Whose armor was that in the first movie then?
** It wasn't her actual breastplate, it was made FROM her breastplate, as in using the same chunk of metal.
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