Created By: AlexanderTFG on January 1, 2013

Fan Save

A fan makes an authors work make more sense while keeping within the works established boundaries.

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  • this is a copy paste from a thread I made on the wrong forum*

I was watching an old movie tonight, I hadn't watched it in a long time, I thought it was a good movie when I veiwed it back in the day but now i realize that it was full of unexplained circumstances that would normally be called as plot holes. But these moments can be explained be explained by using in-story logic by a fans that look into it a bit too deeply or try harder than they should to explain it. I was wondering if there was already have a trope for it? If not then maybe the name should be Plot Coupon, Fan Save, We can force it, etc. What do you guys think.
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  • January 1, 2013
    I think you have in mind Fridge Logic. Or Fridge Brilliance for when there's actually a really good explanation in the story somewhere.

    The Headscratchers ( is a section where tropers post plot holes that bug them and other tropers offer possible explanations.

    Similar questions like yours are regularly asked in Lost and Found forum.
  • January 2, 2013
    Ascended Fanon perhaps.
  • January 2, 2013
    If a subsequent Expanded Universe work can also qualify (e.g., a novel that comes along after a TV series and is deemed canon by Word Of God, but not written by same), there's this:

    The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy of novels in the Babylon 5 Expanded Universe took place in the same time frame as much of the B5 series (mostly the Shadow War), and touched on a few events in the series (but from a different perspective), as they intersected its own parallel storyline. Most relevant to this trope was its coverage of events contained in the episode "Z'ha'dum", from the perspective of a character who was also there but not shown in the episode, Galen. There were a few arguable plot-holes in the episode itself that are resolved with this new information (such as how Sheridan's Whitestar gets past the planet's defenses on its collision course).
  • January 3, 2013
    You might be thinking of Fix Fic. Also Fanon, Fridge Brilliance.

    Incidentally, Plot Coupon is already a totally unrelated trope.