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14th Jan '17 6:30:23 PM nombretomado
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* The Exile in ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of the Old Republic 2]]'' is canonically female, which caused an outcry among fans, since the Handmaiden romance was far more interesting and rounded than the alternative. This was ''likely'' in response to the angry response in making Revan canonically male, despite Female Revan fanfic and fan art having a 5:1 ratio over male Revans. Making the whole thing clear as mud is that while Leland Chee (the canon keeper of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse) declared the canonical genders of male Revan and female Exile, WordOfGod from Creator/BioWare and Obsidian was the ''opposite.'' Obsidian's own trailer and promo art refer to Exile as "he" while David Gailder of [=BioWare=] went on fan boards and admitted he viewed the character of Revan as female, even writing an epilogue of sorts. For good or ill, it's the verdict from LucasArts that stands. Years later, Creator/DrewKarpyshyn (who wrote KOTOR 1 and created Revan) permanently defined the character as a man in his novel ''Revan''.

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* The Exile in ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of the Old Republic 2]]'' is canonically female, which caused an outcry among fans, since the Handmaiden romance was far more interesting and rounded than the alternative. This was ''likely'' in response to the angry response in making Revan canonically male, despite Female Revan fanfic and fan art having a 5:1 ratio over male Revans. Making the whole thing clear as mud is that while Leland Chee (the canon keeper of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse) declared the canonical genders of male Revan and female Exile, WordOfGod from Creator/BioWare and Obsidian was the ''opposite.'' Obsidian's own trailer and promo art refer to Exile as "he" while David Gailder of [=BioWare=] went on fan boards and admitted he viewed the character of Revan as female, even writing an epilogue of sorts. For good or ill, it's the verdict from LucasArts Creator/LucasArts that stands. Years later, Creator/DrewKarpyshyn (who wrote KOTOR 1 and created Revan) permanently defined the character as a man in his novel ''Revan''.
11th Jan '17 1:18:19 PM AsterSelene
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* The director of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' mentioned that there would have been four [[OfficialCouple official couples]] by the end of Adventure 02 if [[ShippingWars the staff managed to get along regarding who should end up with who]]. To make things fair, he put the four couples in a hat and pulled two out, and those couples are the ones that ended up canonically married in the epilogue. For reference, the couples that married were [[TheLancer Matt]]/[[ActionGirl Sora]] and [[TheAtoner Ken]]/[[GenkiGirl Yolei]]. The other two were [[spoiler:[[TheSmartGuy Izzy]]/[[TheDitz Mimi]] and Takeru/Hikari.]]
** [[spoiler:The other two are working their way into canon as of [[Anime/DigimonAdventureTri Tri.]], so there might be some changes to the ending as the fans wanted]].
9th Jan '17 8:14:33 AM Berrenta
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* Mark from ''Blog/FuckNoTvTropes'' is not:
** A Website/{{SomethingAwful}} goon
** [=CrazyGoggs=]
7th Jan '17 10:45:32 AM nombretomado
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* DwayneMcDuffie, creator of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', has stated [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=226749&page=5 here]] that Richie, Static's sidekick and best friend, is in fact [[WordofGay gay]], as is his comic book counterpart. When asked if Static knew, he replied "Not yet."
* LaurenFaust often provides supplementary details for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' in her Website/DeviantArt page [[http://fyre-flye.deviantart.com/ seen here]]. Said details include, but are not limited to, Scootaloo's inability to fly is the result of a disability, Scootaloo's parents never show up onscreen because they have demanding jobs, Applejack's parents are dead, and Celestia and Luna were born as alicorns. As Lauren has left the show, she makes sure to note that the information she provides should not be considered canon, although current Word of God [[https://twitter.com/TheBiggestJim/status/714301014044704769 says]] [[https://twitter.com/TheBiggestJim/status/714302254833131521 that]] her visions are indeed canon.

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* DwayneMcDuffie, Creator/DwayneMcDuffie, creator of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', has stated [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=226749&page=5 here]] that Richie, Static's sidekick and best friend, is in fact [[WordofGay gay]], as is his comic book counterpart. When asked if Static knew, he replied "Not yet."
* LaurenFaust Creator/LaurenFaust often provides supplementary details for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' in her Website/DeviantArt page [[http://fyre-flye.deviantart.com/ seen here]]. Said details include, but are not limited to, Scootaloo's inability to fly is the result of a disability, Scootaloo's parents never show up onscreen because they have demanding jobs, Applejack's parents are dead, and Celestia and Luna were born as alicorns. As Lauren has left the show, she makes sure to note that the information she provides should not be considered canon, although current Word of God [[https://twitter.com/TheBiggestJim/status/714301014044704769 says]] [[https://twitter.com/TheBiggestJim/status/714302254833131521 that]] her visions are indeed canon.
29th Dec '16 5:36:11 PM superkeijikun
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* Fans had speculated long and hard as to who among the cast of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' was gay. When the December 2016 comic ''Reflections'' revealed SeriesMascot Tracer had a girlfriend, Blizzard [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/12/20/overwatch-reveals-tracers-girlfriend-emily confirmed definitively]] that Tracer was lesbian.
29th Oct '16 12:11:48 PM nombretomado
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* Following his split with Disney, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' creator GregWeisman [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/faq/ has addressed]] many obscure questions otherwise unanswered by show material and is considered the authoritative source, to the point most fans do not consider the last season {{canon}}. The comic book moreover continues where the second season left off and completely ignores the third season.

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* Following his split with Disney, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' creator GregWeisman Creator/GregWeisman [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/faq/ has addressed]] many obscure questions otherwise unanswered by show material and is considered the authoritative source, to the point most fans do not consider the last season {{canon}}. The comic book moreover continues where the second season left off and completely ignores the third season.
11th Sep '16 5:36:34 PM 8BrickMario
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** Notably, some fans want J.K to ''stop'' giving out information, because there's a point where it feels like the answers weren't intended for the canon and are only being given because they're requested. Creator/JohnGreen, who firmly believes in DeathOfTheAuthor has said that he disagrees with Rowling's abundance of out-of-text information.
6th Sep '16 1:02:33 PM IAmNewBillTell
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[spoiler: While Lyanna Stark is revealed to be Jon Snow's mother, Rhaegar Targaryen is implied to be Jon's father. [[http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/got-connections-ned-promise-tower-of-joy-infographic HBO's blog]] confirms Rhaegar is his father.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[spoiler: While Lyanna Stark is revealed to be Jon Snow's mother, Rhaegar Targaryen is implied to be Jon's father. [[http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/got-connections-ned-promise-tower-of-joy-infographic HBO's blog]] confirms Rhaegar is his father.]]
31st Aug '16 12:07:21 AM Yugnat
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Note that a number of people [[FanonDiscontinuity reject]] the notion of Word of God, considering something to be {{canon}} only if it appeared in the original source material, and that if the creator wanted a certain fact to be canon, they should have included it in the work to begin with. Some people go even further, considering the uncertainty and ambiguity of canon to be a ''good'' thing and decry the Word of God as shackling the imagination and interpretations of the fans -- a belief supported by some modern literary criticism, notably in Wimstatt and Beardsley's "The Intentional Fallacy" and Barthes' DeathOfTheAuthor essay, both of which argue that the interpretation of a work cannot be limited to attempts to discern the "author's intentions."

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Note that a number of people [[FanonDiscontinuity reject]] the notion of Word of God, considering something to be {{canon}} only if it appeared in the original source material, and that if the creator wanted a certain fact to be canon, they should have included it in the work to begin with. Some people go even further, considering the uncertainty and ambiguity of canon to be a ''good'' thing and decry the Word of God as shackling the imagination and interpretations of the fans -- a belief supported by some modern literary criticism, notably in Wimstatt Wimsatt and Beardsley's "The Intentional Fallacy" and Barthes' DeathOfTheAuthor essay, both of which argue that the interpretation of a work cannot be limited to attempts to discern the "author's intentions."
21st Aug '16 9:36:43 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' series of books, it is rumored, debated, and shot down by a character, that Usha is Raistlin's daughter. The books never revealed the truth in certain terms however, and debate among readers raged for years until the authors, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman answered the question definitively: [[spoiler:That she is not Raistlin's daughter.]]

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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' series of books, it is rumored, debated, and shot down by a character, that Usha is Raistlin's daughter. The books never revealed the truth in certain terms however, and debate among readers raged for years until the authors, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman answered the question definitively: [[spoiler:That she is not Raistlin's daughter.]]
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