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FanonDiscontinuity happens a lot in comic books, due to the many different writers that end up making stories for them, but there are just certain things that don't gel with their audiences to be considered canon.

Note 1: If you're going to list the events from a specific run on a certain comic, please list the ''events'' that you are ignoring, not the actual person writing for it, which would be ignoring real life events.

Note 2: Do not add personal examples. Examples should only be of groups of fandom.


[[folder:DC Comics]]
* Many fans rejected the CharacterDerailment of Dr. Leslie Thompkins, ultra-pacifist doctor and well-loved member of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s supporting cast, and decided that she absolutely did not allow a teenage girl to die an agonizing death in order to teach Bruce some sort of lesson about the dangers of vigilantism. It was later [[CanonDiscontinuity retconned out of existence]] with the [[AuthorsSavingThrow revelation that Stephanie Brown didn't actually die. Leslie just lied about it and smuggled her out of the country.]]
** One of the writers of the above events snapped at fans and told them that "You're going to buy the comics anyway!" Probably true, but it increased their disgust.
* Go talk to many diehard fans of DC's ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' and they'll tell you that Robin, ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and Comicbook/WonderGirl's personalities weren't completely rewritten, and Bart Allen is still Impulse, and the Secret is still... the Secret. And Slobo was never put into any kind of AndIMustScream situation.
* Many ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' fans--including, it's becomingly increasingly clear, [[CanonDiscontinuity several of its writers]]--reject much of Brian Azzarello's run. Constantine was not removed completely from his usual setting simply because Azzarello couldn't be bothered to research that setting. There were no story arcs largely revolving around PrisonRape, no underground redneck pornography rings, and no sadomasochistic gay revenge fantasies designed simply to shock. And that bit with the dog during Azzarello's run didn't happen, either.
* As far as some fans are concerned, Jason Todd is '''''STILL DEAD.''''' End of story. For others, Jason Todd is alive and well and while he has his problems with the Bat-Family, never almost shot his "replacement" for vague reasons.
* Due to DC writers' efforts to make the Joker "legally" sane via Creator/GrantMorrison, the ''Batman Confidential'' series, and ''Joker: Devil's Advocate'', it's easy for fans to assume that any previous origin stories told about the Joker through his own point of view (such as in ''The Killing Joke'') are lies, because he tells the story different every time.
** While not officially retconned, the old ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' clashes horribly enough with the ''Batman Confidential'' series to be considered Elseworlds.
*** Archie Goodwin, who was editor of ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' for a while, liked to interpret the title of the series literally; if it happened early in Batman's career but had technology that came out last week, it was because it was an interpretation of something that did happen. Other times, [=LotDK=] depicted alternate futures; for many it was the ideal series, where they could write and publish stories that, if well-liked, were canon, and if everyone hated them it hadn't really happened so there were no worries. Some people just like to disregard everything that's happened in the Batman comics since Grant Morrison's "Batman & Son", or even earlier than that, since Infinite Crisis. The character derailment might not be apparent to newer readers (newer, in this case, including people who started reading even as far back as the 90s), but compared to some of the most iconic Batman stories of the past it's like none of the current characters have any resemblance to who they're supposed to be. Some readers hoped that after the constant bombardment of crossovers and crises going on at DC right now ends, they'd just reboot the entire DC Universe... and BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
** A lot of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' fans like to deny events from the ''Harley Quinn'' comics and the official split-up of Harley and the Joker in ''Batman'' #663.
* Most ComicBook/GreenArrow and ComicBook/BlackCanary fans prefer to ignore the ''Wedding Special'' and the following ''Green Arrow/Black Canary'' monthly title for a variety of reasons:
** Chief among these was the fact that the whole wedding plot was the result of ExecutiveMeddling, as DC was desperate to win back the long-time readers who were leaving ''Green Arrow'' in droves. The problem was that the rekindling of the relationship was brought about in record time and many of the fans who were reading ''Green Arrow'' didn't like how abrupt the romance was. And even the fans who liked the idea of Ollie and Dinah getting back together hated the execution due to massive amounts of CharacterDerailment.
** ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' fans consider the book an extended nightmare sequence for Black Canary in which she's been reduced to being Green Arrow's sidekick... '''AGAIN'''.
*** Of course both title characters were forced to play second-fiddle to Batman, who appeared as a special guest in most of the issues written by Creator/JuddWinick.
** ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' fans hated the book because Creator/JuddWinick - building upon Brad Meltzer's ''Archer's Quest'' story - took as canon the idea that Oliver Queen was a dead-beat dad who abandoned his son Connor at an early age. Ignoring the fact that this totally ignored the continuity put forth in Connor's original origin story, this story raised (and then ignored) numerous logical questions about how Connor's mother was able to track Ollie down to tell him about her pregnancy to ask for help yet never felt compelled to sue him for back child-support.
** Connor Hawke, the second Green Arrow and Oliver Queen's son, was reduced to a shadow of himself, with every single unique aspect of his character (vegetarian, devout Buddhist) removed after a bout of Amnesia. He was last seen heading into Comics Limbo, after telling off his father and rejecting every single value he had.
** Mia (Speedy II) left home to hook up with a costumed criminal called Dodger, to the protest of no one in the family.
** And, of course, there was the fact that Roy Harper's arm was cut off and Lian was violently crushed to death in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'', which was part of the restructuring of the Arrow Family after the GA/BC marriage failed so dismally.
* Some fans of ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld'' INSIST that it was cancelled immediately after its original creators left. Any stories tying Amethyst in to Dr. Fate's Lords of Order or the Legion of Super-Heroes are just the work of crazy fanfic writers who like to cross over everything and just happen to be RunningTheAsylum. What really happened was, Amethyst returned the youngest Princess Emerald to the Gemworld, sent Carnelian to a Gemworld jail, got over Topaz and let him and Lady Turquoise marry, and returned to Earth. And she was never involved in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' or anything else that had to do with the DC Universe, either.
* ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'':
** The events of ''Teen Titans Go'' may or may not be in the same continuity as [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the show]], depending on who you ask.
** Fans typically ignore the confirmation that Terra is a [[spoiler:princess]] and the implication that [[spoiler:she has her memories, but just doesn't want to be a super hero.]]
** Many shippers often ignore Sara and Cyborg's romance because [[FanPreferredCouple Cyborg/Bumblebee]] is more popular.
* Many, many fans of Batgirl III, [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], wish that her FaceHeelTurn stint becomes retconned out of existence. Considering her massive CharacterDerailment was made by a writer that did no research on the character whatsoever, that is understandable. This has partially retconned by saying she was under the influence of drugs, but things like "Why does being on drugs teach you Navajo?" still stick out.
** Then came her miniseries, ''Batgirl: Redemption'', in which the same writer derailed her character even further. She was established as a character who loved her father, in spite of him putting her through training from hell, and only ran away after having killed someone and reading the fear in his body language. In this series, it turns out she saw him kill people numerous times before her first kill and has always hated him. Another case of CriticalResearchFailure, since these things were established very early in her series. Fans basically ignore it.
* Wow... a lot of these are about the Bat Family, aren't they? Here's one more: Selina "ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}" Kyle's daughter, Helena. Born during the One Year Later gap, the writers initially dropped hint after hint that Helena was Batman's kid (the biggest being [[ContinuityNod her name]]: The pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} Huntress was Helena Wayne). Then, as little Helena was turned into the kidnap magnet all children in the DCU seem to become, we find out that Helena's father was Sam Bradley Jr, [[RememberTheNewGuy newly-introduced son]] of supporting character Slam Bradley. The Bat-Fandom, by-and-large, rejected this reveal as the [[ExecutiveMeddling Editorially-mandated]] AssPull it was, and firmly believed that once little Helena is (inevitably) re-introduced (Selina gave her up for adoption for her own safety), Bruce Wayne will be revealed as her ''real'' father. Of course, along came [[CrisisCrossover Flashpoint]] to render [[CosmicRetcon the entire issue moot.]][[note]]Helena Wayne, daughter of Catwoman & Batman, does indeed exist in the New 52! However, she is from ''Earth-2'', not a baby, and is actually a revamp of the original pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} Huntress[[/note]].
** This is actually given further weight in the favor of the fans, in that prior to little Helena's birth, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle decided to have a night to themselves, without their masks, eventually leading to them taking their relationship to the next step. Selina and Sam had... not quite as much to suggest he was the father by comparison.
** Here's another Selina one: Selina has two possible backstories. Either she's the daughter of an alcoholic Irishman with a Cuban mother who committed suicide, or she's the daughter of Carmine Falcone, an Italian mob boss who was put up for adoption. The Irish/Cuban backstory is technically canon, but an awful lot of fans greatly prefer the other story, as it removes the needless drama from her backstory. Currently, the Falcone connection has been hinted strongly at again, so hopefully that turns out to be true. Who knows, maybe she really is a Falcone but was taken in by her supposed other parents?
* Even more Bat-wanking... for decades there has never been an official origin for ComicBook/TheJoker, which fits in with his chaotic nature as he himself says he remembers the past differently each time. So you can imagine the fan outcry when in 2006 DC announced they were giving The Joker an official canonical origin story. You can imagine the further outcry when said story turned out to be terrible, reducing The Joker to a generic mafia hitman named Jack whose war with Batman is sparked when he injures Bruce Wayne's girlfriend, and Batman retaliates by disfiguring his face with a Batarang. Fans loathed it, and many refuse to acknowledge the story's existence. While DC has never officially retracted the story, all subsequent Joker tales have completely ignored it, and Joker's official profile on DC's website currently gives him no definitive origin.
* Yet more Bat-wank. A lot of fans - especially female fans - really hated Frank Miller's new origin (accepted by many later writers) for the post-Crisis Catwoman in ''Batman: Year One'', which had her as a sex worker who saw Batman in action and decided becoming a costumed criminal would be more fun and less degrading. However, at least the same number of fans and, by now, probably more, actually like this backstory as portraying her overcoming a difficult early life.
* The events in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', wherein which two of the Titans' home support, [[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Wendy & Marvin]] adopt a "Wonder Dog", contemplate their roles in the team and then are attacked by said Wonder Dog (who was really a demonic thing) which leaves Marvin dead and Wendy in a coma. She has since awaken from said coma, only to discover that she is now paralyzed and is being taken under Oracle's wing. Many people prefer that this had never happened. The Wonder Dog thing, not so much the "Oracle's protege" thing, though Oracle's now gone too.
* Bob Ingersoll notes that he believes ComicBook/TheQuestion [[http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/law/back20030225.shtml # 26 didn't happen]] with the well deserved reason of a hero letting someone guilty of "two counts of aggravated murder" free because it's Christmas.
* Many fans of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family]] try to ignore what's happened to them since Infinite Crisis, given that the Marvels have basically been DC's punching bag since then. The series ''The Trials of Shazam'' is an especial sore point for the fans. Basically:
** The Marvel Family's [[TheMentor ancient and powerful mentor]], the wizard Shazam, was apparently KilledOffForReal during a battle with the Spectre to further the plans of the villains of Infinite Crisis.
** [[TheCape Captain Marvel]] was PutOnABus and made caretaker of the Wizard's power, forcing him to spend virtually all of his time sitting inside of a mountain at the heart of time and space and being unable to really interact with the outside world much at all. This was supposedly to let him deal with mystical threats beyond those of normal superheroes, but when a threat comes along that was intended to literally reshape the nature of magic in the DCU, Cap's involvement was essentially to sit down at a table and chat with some people for one issue and do nothing else.
** [[{{Sidekick}} Captain Marvel Jr.]] was BroughtDownToNormal, then underwent TheHerosJourney in an attempt to make him [[TheCape the new Champion]] during the aforementioned ''Trials of Shazam''. The problem was the series itself was so poorly written that not even the excellent artwork could save it, making everyone doubt that this will be a true case of a SidekickGraduationsStick. To make matters worse, the idea of the series was to make Junior, now called Shazam, a hero that only dealt with magical problems. The creator actually said "Why is someone with the powers of the gods stopping robbers?" to which this troper can only reply "Because he's a HERO you idiot, and when a hero sees someone doing something evil, they DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT."
*** Yeah, you can thank Creator/JuddWinick for that. Putting aside the fact that it is incredibly stupid to fundamentally change a character/superhero "team" that, by and large, hasn't been changed since they were created back when Winick's ''father'' was a child, the "justification" is even worse: it is equivalent to saying that since Superman is the strongest hero on Earth, there should be no reason for him to stop common criminals and non-powered supervillains.
** [[DistaffCounterpart Mary Marvel]] was BroughtDownToNormal as well, and was not allowed to go on TheHerosJourney that Captain Marvel Jr. did, and instead wound up seeking out ComicBook/BlackAdam, both a FallenHero and EvilCounterpart of Captain Marvel. She convinces Adam to give her [[BlackMagic his power]], which gives her a brand new [[EvilIsSexy tight black costume complete with super-short skirt]]. Naturally, superpowers taken from someone evil results in Mary having a FaceHeelTurn as she slowly decides that EvilFeelsGood, after using her powers to turn two security guards into statues. Eventually she has a ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil realization, rejects her powers, and goes on another quest to atone, eventually getting her original powers back at slightly reduced levels. Then Darkseid shows up and offers her Black Adam's powers again, but clearly this quest has taught her that evil superpowers are bad, accepting power from evil beings is also bad, and so she'll just punch him in the face, right? Nope, instead she apparently suffers a case of AesopAmnesia, accepts the power and not only becomes evil of her own free will, but goes all out DrunkOnTheDarkSide, complete with an even more {{Stripperiffic}} outfit. Then ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' happened, but unlike most of the stuff that was declared CanonDiscontinuity, Mary still had to be evil. She was '''supposed''' to be merely possessed by a New God, but had to be reworked after ''Final Crisis'' was over. So she's now evil because of Black Adam's BadPowersBadPeople. Some of the worst examples of CorruptTheCutie and CharacterDerailment. EVER.
** ''JSA'' writer Creator/GeoffJohns, in an effort to MustMakeAmends, started trying to undo the above mess, though the results are still mixed. Captain Marvel was BroughtDownToNormal by Black Adam and his resurrected wife Isis, leaving him in his mortal form of 16 year old Billy Batson. Billy went to the JSA for help, and when a big fight erupted, was forced to accept Black Adam's power by way of Mary Marvel and joined TheDarkSide against his will. Shazam (the wizard, not Captain Marvel Jr.) [[UnexplainedRecovery got better]] and promptly depowers EVERYONE, leaving Billy and Mary normal teenagers, but thankfully no longer evil (Mary having a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment) and turning Adam and Isis into stone statues. Shazam then leaves in a huff, ticked that Billy had failed in his position as the new Wizard, that Mary had become evil and that Captain Marvel Jr. was now going around using Shazam's name and using different powers. So to sum up, Captain Marvel Jr. is the only active Marvel Family member at the moment and he's barely shown anywhere at the moment. Is it any wonder fans like to pretend the last several years never happened?
** The latest revamp of Captain Marvel (now known as Shazam) following the recent DC reboot finally managed to win people back over, to the point that people are eagerly awaiting an ongoing ''Shazam!'' series. Some people are still slightly offput by the fact that Billy is a {{Jerk With A Heart Of Gold}} instead of a straight Pollyana like he used to be for most of his previous history. Or the fact that the Marvel Family had to be torched & rebuilt from the ground up to be salvaged.
* ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'' is often considered one big example of FanonDiscontinuity, but it gets a special notice for the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''ComicBook/WonderGirl'' [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 plotline]], which involved them siding with the genocidal Amazon invaders and being tricked into taking down Air Force One and leading the President into an ambush. As they never faced any consequences for what certainly amounts to high treason (beyond some mild public displeasure), it seems even DC probably considers this CanonDiscontinuity.
* ComicBook/CaptainAtom fans generally disregard the existence of ''Countdown: Arena'', which turned him into the villain Monarch for no particular reason.
* ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' fans are widely divided over what is and isn't canon, but the two most likely candidates for being ignored are the Erik Larsen run and the whole "Sword of Aquaman" era.
* There is a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story of ComicBook/TheFlash that may be one of the earliest examples of FanonDiscontinuity. It retconned in an origin for the Flash involving some kind of tiny genie named Mopee causing that fateful lightning bolt to strike the Flash. It was not labeled as an imaginary story or dream sequence. It was not CanonDiscontinuity until ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.
* The two different times that ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} was raped, once while catatonic, and another time when [[ShapeshiftingSeducer Mirage]] was disguised as Starfire.
** Fans also prefer to ignore the out-of-character {{Retcon}} in the second Nightwing Annual, where Dick, in a flashback, had slept with a recently crippled Barbara, and then proceeded to give her an invitation to his wedding with Starfire.
** Some pretend Dick never underwent his highly illogical TraumaCongaLine.
* Many fans tend to ignore the ComicBook/New52 (which thankfully for them has been replaced by the 2016 relaunch ComicBook/DCRebirth, which was not a ContinuityReboot and incorporated elements of the pre-New 52 era[[note]]Most notably the HappilyMarried pre-New 52 Superman and Lois Lane returning with their son Jon being the new Superboy, Wally West (the red-haired one, not his African American New 52 counterpart) returning with the original Titans reforming, Amanda Waller redesigned back as a fat woman, Ted Kord BackFromTheDead, though Barbara Gordon is still ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} etc.[[/note]] and becoming more LighterAndSofter than the New 52) for its DarkerAndEdgier tone and Whichever Characters Our Writers Like Best How the Writers Want Them by declaring that:
** Cyborg is not an insanely important member of the League that WE COULD NOT DO WITHOUT!
** Dick and Damian aren't being split up from being partners.
** The Teen Titans have not been screwed over entirely.
** Wally West is still the Flash, not Barry Allen. And he's '''definitely not''' a teenage half-black punk with a criminal record.
** Some will, however, admit that ditching the costumes that look like they have underwear over leggings (like Superman and Batman) for costumes without that feature is a good thing.
*** Some think the new look is worse, particularly on Superman, whose revamped costume is jeans, T-shirt with the Kryptonian logo, and cape. However that is only his first costume, in a comic set at least five years before the rest of the new DCU. His real costume is the one seen in ''Superman'' and ''Justice League'' - you know, the really ugly one.
** Harley's {{Stripperific}} costume had an extreme backlash. It seems no one likes it, saying that they completely missed the point of her persona and that it doesn't work realistically for an acrobat like her. The costume was just the first and most general one. More specifically, Harley is NOT just the latest in a line of "Harley Quinns" that the Joker creates and kills whenever he gets fed up with them. Also, Harley did NOT kill hundreds of people in cold blood, and ForTheEvulz, with exploding hand-held video game machines.
** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s costume faced loud backlash for the odd design choices, notably the cut-out knees on the high boots, the strange red patch on the crotch that almost evokes the image of panties but just looks off, and the general armoured look that, like Superman's costume, doesn't really make much sense. [[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Kara wore that costume for five years]], but before ''ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth'''s first issue she had replaced it with a version of her classic costume, and everyone acted as she always wore her current outfit. Oh, and she definitely was NOT duped by an obvious villain into furthering his goals.
** Beast Boy and Raven lived happily ever after after finally reconciling in Issue 100 of Teen Titans. They've only recently met as of Issue #20 or so in ''Teen Titans'.'
** Starfire still has her memory. Which turned out to be true.
** Well let's just say ''Stormwatch''/''The Authority'' fans were not too pleased with the redesigns... is that a SPIKE? On his CHIN??? Not to mention ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}} fans were less than amused to learn that their team's more popular spin off had taken over their comic's name and the few heroes who have shown up in cameos are apparently now evil.
*** Almost everybody was pissed when Jim Starlin took over the book, used a NegativeSpaceWedgie to retcon out the old team and reintroduce a new one that was just all over the place.
** The small but loyal fandom of the [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Blue]] and [[ComicBook/BoosterGold Gold]] were starting to accept that Ted Kord was dead and possibly never coming back (but come on; [[DeathIsCheap this is comics]]), but being told Ted was ''never'' the ComicBook/BlueBeetle caused an outrage. To a lesser extent, there was Booster's new costume lacking the beloved [[FanNickname Shiny Golden Ass]].
** Franchise/WonderWoman was still crafted from clay by her mother Hippolyta and is not the daughter of Zeus. The only thing Zeus did was strike her clay form with lightning to give it life, if that.
** Superman still has his adoptive parents alive, and is still HappilyMarried to ComicBook/LoisLane.
** A good number of ''ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}'' fans refuse to accept anything from Marc Andreyko's run, which began after the contentious departure of the original creative team and featured such things as the title character undergoing BadassDecay, breaking up with her fiancée, becoming a vampire's sex slave, and fighting enemies in space.
* There are those who prefer to assume the original ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' never came along to trainwreck all previous DC continuity.
* Many fans of the ''ComicBook/NewGods'' mythos like to think ''Death of the New Gods'' by Jim Starlin did not happen. Starlin pretty much ignores all but the basics of the New Gods except for what he himself wrote. He destroyed Mr. Miracle's personality from what it has always been. He turned The Source into an [[ImmortalImmaturity childish disco ball]] who lacks the wisdom one would expect and is outsmarted by Darkseid and never behind the Source Wall. And to top it off the final battle between Orion and Darkseid, the two most important New Gods, occurred in another comic.
* When it comes to Donna Troy's [[MultipleChoicePast infamously convoluted backstory]], few fans accept anything after ''ComicBook/WhoIsDonnaTroy''. It's generally seen as the best backstory, with the other {{retcon}}s being seen as unneeded.

[[folder:Marvel Comics]]
* The Marvel ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' spawned a ''massive'' DorkAge, what with Robbie Baldwin ditching his Speedball identity to become the {{Wangst}}y Penance because of an explosion that wasn't even his fault, ComicBook/IronMan becoming a major-league {{Jerkass}}, and Spider-Man willingly unmasking himself on national television. Hence, some fans have decided that ''Civil War'' never happened. There ''was'' a fan parody called "I Don't Need Your Civil War," created from leaked pages for some aborted project or other. The reasoning behind the name is a ShoutOut to Guns N' Roses.
** The assumption of FanonDiscontinuity has become so prevalent that many Marvelverse fanfic writers don't even bother to add a disclaimer mentioning that the writer is ignoring Civil War in a particular fanfic, as it's pretty much implied.
** Even its sequel story ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' fell into this for being a unwanted tie-in to the BetterThanCanon ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks being a rehash to the already divisive original]], being published during the Black Lives Matter movement, Carol Danvers [[TookALevelInJerkass becoming a jerk]] and for the deaths of [[spoiler:War Machine]], [[spoiler:She-Hulk]] and [[spoiler:Bruce Banner]], though for the middle, [[spoiler:she turned out to be NotQuiteDead]]. It doesn't help that it ended the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' branding and beginning the [[ComicBook/MarvelNow2016 2016]] version of ''ComicBook/MarvelNow''. Hawkeye fans were very pissed at the scene in [[spoiler:which he kills Banner, causing a possible CharacterDerailment or NeverLiveItDown moment for him]]. Not only that, the controversial ending in [[spoiler:Carol puts Tony in a coma]], codified her CharacterDerailment.
* This whole Totem concept introduced by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, which has been disregarded by many. Spider-Man did not get his powers from a spider-totem; Morlun suffered from a case of MistakenIdentity in going after Spidey; Spider-Man never died after getting his eye ripped out before coming back from the dead to eat Morlun alive; and he never got any new powers.
** There was a period in the '90s where someone had the bright idea to get MJ on a plane and have her KilledOffForReal when it exploded; after the revenge-and-grief subplot was over and readers were told that she was really, truly dead, Spidey immediately became swingin' single - hanging out with his friends in clubs, having a new roommate, being flirted with by new women. It didn't work. The outcry prompted an AuthorsSavingThrow, MJ came back, and if the entire storyline happened at all, it was simply that there was a brief scare where she was thought to be dead.
** Some fans will refuse to accept that [[spoiler:[[Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan Otto Octavius is now Spider-Man]]]], and prefer to wait for the writers to bring Peter back from the dead. Well, as of the end of that series (and the beginning of the new ''Amazing Spider-Man'' series), they got their wish.
** Insect DNA and the Queen.
** Many of those who were at least receptive to the Totem concept were chased off by the series of backup stories in the post-''Superior'', Amazing Spider-Man relaunch (tying it with ComicBook/SpiderVerse), in which Morlun and his "siblings" bounced about the multi-verse devouring assorted versions of Spider-Man and slaughtering anyone else in their path. The last straw came in Amazing #8, where Daemos killed the Peter Parker of the [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl MC2]] universe. Many, fairly, saw that as yet another middle finger to the Spider-Man fandom. Fortunately, the newspaper strip universe was spared, and a back-up tie-in by Spider-Girl's creators hinted that the MC2 affected by Spider-Verse was not in fact the real one.
* Other products of Spider-Man's DorkAge that many fans write out of their version of 'canon' include these:
** ''Sins Past''. Gwen Stacy never had a one night stand with Norman Osborn, nor did she ever give birth.
** ''The Gathering of Five''/''The Final Chapter''. Aunt May never returned from the dead after her moving death scene in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #400. Anything to the contrary was just Peter fantasizing about scenarios in which she might somehow still be alive, the way many of us do when a loved one dies. There's certainly no way Peter would have been fooled by [[VoodooShark a 'genetically re-engineered actress' posing as Aunt May]] - his Spider-Sense would have told him something was up. And there's no way the actress could have faked Aunt May's personality that easily, and no way would she have stayed in character even on her deathbed.
** Worst of all, while OMD/BND would have been a perfect place to erase these from continuity... nope.
* Some fans of the ComicBook/{{Ultimate Spider Man}} book dismiss anything after Ultimatium (or in Ultimatium, for that matter, as that storyline isn't liked much at all) to be non-canon. Peter and MJ didn't break up so Peter could be with Gwen, who initially viewed Peter as a "little brother" (which, to Bendis' credit, is pointed out by MJ), and Peter didn't die in the "Death of Spider-Man" story. Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3, in which MJ promises to "totally marry" Peter one day, is often cited by some fans as the "true" climax of the whole story. This is somewhat rectified by Peter coming BackFromTheDead and eloping with MJ.
* Fans of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's partner ComicBook/TheFalcon insist that he was never revealed to have been a pimp. Marvel eventually obliged in 2015, revealing that "Snap" Wilson was a false memory implanted by The Red Skull to try and break Falcon's spirit.
** The latter part of Mark Gruenwald's run as writer, from around 1992, until 1995 when Mark Waid took over, post Comics/HeroesReborn, is considered a giant Dork Age. Lowlights include "The Superia Strategem" (Where Cap and his male allies get transformed into women by the titular BigBad), "Cap Wolf" (Cap gets transformed into a werewolf by a mad scientist. Comicbook/{{Cable}} shows up, because he was the [[WolverinePublicity Wolverine]] of the time) and "Iron Cap" (The Super Soldier Serum turns toxic, and Cap dons a ridiculous suit of PoweredArmor to keep fighting).
* ''[[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Woman: Origin]]'': The revised origin by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis is considered non-canon due to significantly altering details established in earlier stories, and for presenting Bova and the High Evolutionary as ordinary humans, when several stories depend on their established likeness being present (though the latter was somewhat ambiguous, and hinted to be Jessica's altered memories at work).
* Due to the massively unpopular rewrites of canon history and the characters themselves, most fans of Malibu Comic's ''ComicBook/TheUltraverse'' tend to ignore the books written after Marvel Comics bought the rights to them in the mid-90s.
* Doctor Doom has been through a number of {{Character Derailment}}s over the years, causing many fan rejections. Fortunately, the concept of the Doombot has already been introduced: Doom uses a lot of robots, some of which don't quite act right. This conveniently lets fans (and future writers who want to make an AuthorsSavingThrow) explain away any drastically inconsistent appearance of Doom as a Doombot:
** Dr. Doom ''most certainly'' did '''not''' get his ass handed to him by [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark's]] new team of fascism-abiding "Avengers" in a flagrant violation of international law against a sovereign nation, and to suggest that he was then subsequently imprisoned by said miscreants is just laughable. Such libelous poppycock is ''beneath'' Doom.
** He also absolutely ''did not'', at any time during this clearly fictional sequence of events, ever lapse into speech patterns whose vulgarity, crudity, and misogyny would have shamed both the intellect and character of your average gang-banging crack addict.
** Hilariously, Doom himself is known to indulge in exactly this sort of historical revisionism. He keeps an official Editor on staff to remove or improve the records of all his embarrassing moments. The above items are probably that Editor's work.
** He was beaten by ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, though. That was written by Creator/SteveDitko! That's so in continuity!
** Doom's 'Master Planning' also includes that racist Doombot from the recent ''Black Panther'' issues. Fans still aren't sure how that one made it past the quality control, but a racist Doombot ''has'' to be a part of Doom's master plan rather than some sort of twisted out of character moment on a horrible writer's self-insertion fantasy.
** A lot of us try and make others wake up and smell the coffee in that DOOM would ''not'' make a DealWithTheDevil in order to go after that ''infernal'' Richards, after what happened to his mother dearest. No matter ''what'' Mark Waid would think.
** Another one is the story of Doom serving the Marquis of Death, being sent back in time by the Marquis for not being evil enough, torn apart by prehistoric sharks, surviving by pure hate, and somehow recreating his body, growing stronger in dark magic, and living for millions of years only to show up to kill the Marquis after the FF have defeated him. While the depiction of Doom's determination is fitting, since Doom would rather die than call anyone else master, along with the general ridiculousness of the storyline, the next one and all other ones have conveniently ignored it.
*** An issue of ''Dark Avengers'' several years later retconned parts of the story. Doom was heavily wounded by the sharks, but saved by the Dark Avengers, who were going through unrelated time travel problems. He hijacked their time machine to get back to the present and plot from there, establishing that most of the above story was a lie.
* There was a Usenet meme: "[[Comicbook/XMen Jean Grey is dead on the moon]]." The theory was that Jean Grey being resurrected for ''ComicBook/XFactor'', the {{retcon}}'s effect on the original "Dark Phoenix Saga", and the CharacterDerailment inflicted on Cyclops and his marriage was where the ''X-Men'' franchise [[JumpTheShark Jumped the Shark]]. Yet two wrongs don't make a right, and the Emma Frost thing doesn't sit too well with some fans either. Then again, Jean even dating Scott, letting alone marrying him, is FanonDiscontinuity for the Jean/Logan fans, so there seems to be a line where this goes too far and just makes for messy fanon.
* Many things from Chuck Austen's run on ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' are worth denying. Many fans agree to dismiss the following: Nightcrawler's father is not an ancient demonic mutant, nor does Nightcrawler have hundreds of similar-looking half-siblings running around that no one ever noticed. The Church of Humanity did not try to turn Nightcrawler into the Pope and then kill people with exploding Communion Host. There are no parrot wolves ''[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of doom]]''. Warren Worthington the Third CERTAINLY knows what businesses he owns and would never bang some jailbait in front of her mom. Havok never offered to reform Iceman's body by peeing or fell in love with his nurse in his dreams. Sam Guthrie's family was NEVER in a bad ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' ripoff facing rednecks with super-armor. She-Hulk did not fuck the Juggernaut. [[ComicBook/GenerationX Skin's]] tombstone didn't get his name wrong. There was no second Xorn. Mutants ''are not immune to AIDS'', and let us never speak of '''that''' again.
** Frankly, it's easier to list the parts of Austen's run that fans are willing to remember, which consists of "Juggernaut was an X-Man" and pretty much nothing else.
* Some ''Comicbook/XMen'' fans have had this reaction to Creator/ReginaldHudlin's work on the ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' comics, including the retconning of the nation of Wakanda into a [[MarySuetopia Straw Utopia]] that is intentionally keeping high technology (including ''the cure for cancer!'') from non-natives, and Storm stepping down as one of the leaders of the X-Men to marry T'Challa in the sake of a TokenRomance. This relationship is sunk with a single line of dialogue in ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.
* Don't get X-Fans started on ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' and the ''Decimation'' that resulted. Wanda Maximoff's depowering all the B-list and lower mutants in the Marvel Universe simply by saying "No More Mutants" is just too ridiculous a DiabolusExMachina to be accepted as canon, and it's a textbook case of WriterOnBoard. Many fans still curse Brian Michael Bendis' very name to this day.
* And many general-Marvel fans go further by refusing to accept ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'', the arc that came before ''House of M''. Though far from being the biggest problem with the arc, a good number have cited some of the author-induced [[IdiotBall sheer stupidity]] that Doctor Strange displays when he shows up as a reason, and this was one of the biggest things dealt with in the subsequent ''"What If..."'' story based on the arc.
* [[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Submitted for your consideration]]: ComicBook/TheCrossing, ComicBook/TheAvengers crossover where ComicBook/IronMan is revealed to be a sleeper agent working for Kang, commits cold blooded murder and attacks his fellow Avengers. The Avengers desperate to stop their rampaging teammate recruit a teenage Tony Stark from an alternate universe to help them defeat his older, more experienced counterpart. This teenager then takes over the role of Iron Man and fights crime as the new Iron Man. Creator/KurtBusiek tried applying CanonDiscontinuity in Avengers Forever to wipe away this stain on The Avengers mythos, but it was totally unnecessary. Nobody at Marvel will ever admit to remembering [[SpinoffBabies teen Tony]].
* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' is a series most have trouble accepting: no one believes that the ComicBook/FantasticFour, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and Comicbook/TheAvengers were saved from imminent destruction by being whisked into a pocket universe created by Franklin Richards. And the idea that they were gone for about a year, having DarkerAndEdgier adventures that were [[BizarroUniverse ''almost but not the same'']] as their established histories (often with [[Creator/RobLiefeld ridiculously grotesque anatomy and excessive scowl marks]]), then conveniently return to the original Marvel U with nary a glance back sounds more like bad fanfic (or a [[ExecutiveMeddling cynical marketing gimmick]]) than anything ''plausible.''
** Though, there was one positive side-effect to the whole enterprise: it allowed ''Heroes Return'' to essentially restore Tony Stark back to what he was before ''ComicBook/TheCrossing''. More or less, anyway.
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' fans are divided on who tends to disregard Creator/JossWhedon's run, Creator/TerryMoore's run, Kathryn Immomen's run [[spoiler:or Gert's death.]]. Furthermore, although the ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' crossover with ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' is generally accepted as canon, the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' crossover has less luck.
** ''ComicBook/AvengersArena''. As far as ''Runaways'' fans are concerned, Nico and Chase are still in LA with the gang and are not fighting other teens to the death. A lot of ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' fans have a similar mantra regarding it.
** Ditto for the sequel to ''Arena'', in which they are joined by fans of Baron Zemo and Daimon Hellstrom, who did not appreciate the two popular [[AntiHero Antiheroes]] being turned into one-dimensional leaders of a Neo-Nazi organization that framed Nico, Chase and Hazmat in a murder and forced them to join their group.
** In the wake of ''Arena'' and ''Undercover'' and their general dissatisfaction with the second and third volumes, a number of ''Runaways'' fans now insist that the series ended after the original run.
* The "reveal" in the "Illuminati" mini that The Beyonder was "actually" a mutant Inhuman is ignored not only for the plot holes it creates (how does that explain his link with the Molecule Man?) or for the sheer stupidity of it.
** Actually, that "reveal" was merely the Beyonder fucking with their heads -- by making the Illuminati think that they'd "solved" the mystery of who and what he ''really'' was, and how he supposedly wasn't actually that powerful, he guaranteed that the Illuminati would stop looking for a way to defeat him. (and given that the Illuminati had access to the Infinity Gems, tricking them into letting their guard down is a valid concern!) It's actually referenced in-issue.
** Fans are [[BrokenBase split]] on a far-earlier retcon of the Beyonder's nature; [[ComicBook/SecretWars originally]], he was a [[GodInHumanForm sentient universe in human form]] with nearly infinite power, but he was later revealed to "actually" be a Cosmic Cube Being, an entity of still-phenomenal power but a relative small fry on the cosmic scale. This caused a divide between fans who felt the original incarnation was an obnoxious [[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] for his creator Jim Shooter and those who felt the retcon was so sloppy (turns out the various {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s were only ''pretending'' to be weaker than him) that they'd prefer to see him restored to his original power level.
* {{Invoked}} in the final issue of Dan Slott's ''ComicBook/SheHulk'', which featured AlternateUniverse counterparts of various Marvel characters going on vacation to [[{{Canon}} Earth-616]] and generally making a mess of things, with the strong implication that a reader could consider any given CharacterDerailment or UnexplainedRecovery to actually have been one of these guys if they wanted to. The plotline was poorly-received, oddly enough.
* Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch fans disregard the {{Retcon}} that [[spoiler:they're not Magneto's children]] in ''ComicBook/{{Axis}}'' as canon. Most of these fans figure that this will be retconned back once the X-Men movie rights revert back to Marvel, while others blame Marvel for retconning their origins to fit in with their Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse counterparts.
* There are Iron Man fans who disregard Tony's current origins in which he is adopted than being the biological son of Howard and Maria Stark by revealing that he is the son of [[spoiler:Jude and Amanda Armstrong]] and there are fans who don't like the idea of Riri Williams as the Iron Man[[note]]Later changed to Ironheart after the fan backlash[[/note]], as they consider her as a ReplacementScrappy.

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* In an [[InvertedTrope inversion of the trope,]] numerous ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fans accept the comic "Countdown" (a prequel comic to ''Film/StarTrek'') as {{Canon}}. While it has been touted as the "official movie prequel" it should be noted that [[WordOfGod Roberto Orci (one of the writers of the film)]] has stated that it is not canon, and Paramount's studio policy only takes the television series and films as canon. Reasons for this, apart from the false impression that it's canon, include explanation of Nero's backstory and motivations, and a RetCon of Data's death in the previous film ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''.


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* Many fans of Image Comics like to pretend that most of the early stuff was never written, and that the characters were never [[NinetiesAntiHero Nineties Anti Heroes]]. Quite understandable.


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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'':
** Typically, you can break the ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' comics into three distinct eras: the Ken Penders era, the Karl Bollers era, and the Ian Flynn era. Fans of the first pretend the latter two don't exist; fans of the last pretend the former two don't exist; there are no fans of the middle era.
** Oh, and now there is the new continuity following Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide. To wit, following Ken Penders' lawsuit with Archie Comics & SEGA, a great deal of legal headaches and misplaced paperwork wound up revealing that characters created by writers prior to Ian Flynn did NOT belong to SEGA, meaning that the company would not want to deal in paying royalties for characters that ''should'' have belonged to them. So to save the comic, '''the entire continuity was scrapped''' and one which is more faithful to the video games was devised, leading to the expulsion of many characters, some well loved. To say that many fans weren't happy is a bit of an understatement...
*** Spanning from this are some of the redesigns of the Freedom Fighters. Some are happy that the ''[=SatAm=]'' characters finally have designs to better fit the SEGA style after so long, others are decrying them. Sally's especially has a few diehard fans raging that she was given ''shorts'' of all things.


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* What's canon in Duck Canon? Most of the fans agree that Carl Barks work is canon, majority accepts Don Rosa's corrections, quite a lot accept tacitly Gottfriedson's strips. Vicar? Van Horn? Does Scrooge have a half-brother? Are fairly well-liked characters like Fethry or Brigitte canon? The ''cartoons where WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck debuted'' can or can't be canon in context of the work. Some writers, including Creator/DonRosa himself, see Mickey Mouse as a fictional character, others have him interact with Donald. And don't even get us started on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''/''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' continuity or Duck Avenger...


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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Most fans prefer to pretend ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'' never was (the villagers get their memory erased in the end, so it can actually be considered as such), and hope the next album will give a chance to the series to not end on a bad tune. Other fans prefer to think that the series died with Goscinny, and ignore all the Uderzo-only books (the ones from ''Asterix and the Great Divide'' onwards).
* Fans of ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]]'' prefer to not talk about ''Tintin in the Congo'', due to its racist and colonialist tone as well as animal cruelty, and to a lesser extent because Tintin's characterization in it doesn't fit with the later stories. Even Hergé himself [[OldShame was embarrassed by it]]. Some also pretend that Tintin in the Land of the Soviets and Tintin in America never happen neither because they're are RandomEventsPlot and consider Cigars of the Pharaoh or The Blue Lotus as the first "real" start of the series. It helps that the early albums are not referenced much in later stories.
* A lot of ''ComicBook/{{SpirouAndFantasio}}'' fans like to pretend that Morvan and Munuera's run never happened. Doesn't help that it's probably been made so that it never happened canonically.


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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' fans do this to comics that are just considered MindScrew's or otherwise poor. ''Amy's Secret Past'', which is extremely inconsistent with canon (and the "She's not naturally pink" thing pissed off some fans), and ''Bravehog'' (which is also extremely inconsistent and had horrible artwork) come to mind. There's also a select few fans who ignore the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' arc, or at least [[spoiler:Johnny's death]].
** There are also fans of the ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' fanon continuation title who don't count Sonic's recent framing and status as a wanted fugitive hated and distrusted by most of his friends (except Tails), who all ought to know better by this point, having experianced situations before where Sonic was wrongfully blamed for things.
* You'd be hard-pressed to find a ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' fan that will accept that [[spoiler:April has always really been a living drawing, instead of their most normal ally]] or that Rat King [[spoiler:was a thug that was endowed with magical powers by a tribunal of like beings (Bat King, Wolf Queen, etc.)]], instead of an insane homeless guy.
* Several ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fans hate the graphic novels ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise The Promise]]'' and ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSearch The Search]]'', with the former had Zuko [[spoiler:asking Aang to kill him if he ends up like his father]] in part 1, followed by his [[spoiler:breakup with Mai]] in part 2 and the latter had the letter in the end of part 1 revealing that Zuko's father Ozai [[spoiler:may not be his real father]], followed by [[spoiler:Azula running away defeated]] in the end of part 3 in addition to the FanDislikedExplanation of how Ursa disappeared, feeling that it was OutOfCharacter for Zuko's mother to the point that it served as CharacterDerailment for her. Also several Toph fans were very angry with the character's absence in the latter (though she does make a brief appearance in part 1).
** ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSmokeAndShadow Smoke and Shadow]]'' has also fallen into this among Azula fans who want her to redeem herself in which near the end of part 3 has [[spoiler:Azula running away in defeat again]]. There is also the fact that Mai suffers from a massive DesignatedHero syndrome in that we are supposed to agree and sympathize with her but end up becoming a completely unlikable character especially how much she treats Zuko.
** ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheRift The Rift]]'' and ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderNorthAndSouth North and South]]'' avert this since they're more well-received by fans than the other three graphic novels, especially that the former focuses on Toph and the latter focuses on Katara and Sokka.
* How many people treat the Sixth Doctor strip "The World Shapers" from ''[[Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine Doctor Who Magazine]]'', for its explanation of the Cybermen's origins (especially when compared to the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish]] audio story [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho034SpareParts Spare Parts]], considered the definitive Cybermen origin story). Some fans also dismiss the same story because of the rather sad (albeit heroic) fate it depicts for Jamie. In the finale of the 2017 series of the programme, it was heavily implied the events of the ''World Shapers'' were also canon to the television series. Of course this is the [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Doctor Who Expanded Universe]], with a canon that is very BroadStrokes.
* About any [[ComicBook/{{Vampirella}} Vampirella]] fan who is old enough to have still read the Warren run (admittedly, ''they'' weren't defender of continuity either) will claim the Harris (now Dynamite) Vampirella is a person who just happens to have the same name, and the true Vampirella is still a space alien and not .
* The [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony Friendship is Magic IDW Comics]]:
** Although the comics have their fans, a number of others loudly declare them to be "non-canon" in relation to the TV series, a subject which is a source of [[BrokenBase heated debate]] since the comic writers insist they are while the show writers have been careful to not give a definite answer. Both the show ''and'' the comics contradicting one another on several occasions, either unintentionally or retroactively, have only made things worse.
** Even fans of the comics consider the "Nightmare Rarity" arc (Issues 5-8) to be AU at best due to its {{retcon}}ning of how Nightmare Moon came to be (which was itself debatably {{retcon}}ned by [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 the Season 4 premiere]]). Many fans prefer Nightmare Moon to have been a voluntary thing done by a jealous, angry Luna instead of her being corrupted by an outside force. A similar but smaller group of MLP:IDW fans vocally ignore the "Reflections" arc (Issues 17-20) due to their disliking the existence of a ''second'' magic mirror similar to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the first one]] and ''really'' not liking what they consider Celestia's CharacterDerailment. ''Friends Forever Issue #14'' (with the Dragon Town) is ignored and unmentioned by some as well.
** The Holiday 2014 comic has reached massive criticism for how badly Sunset Shimmer was treated by all the characters (who were totally out of character compared to the movies) when they suspected her of being the one leaking embarrassing information on them based on little evidence and how they didn't bother hearing her side of the story until she proved that it wasn't her and uncovered the real culprits. So most people either it pretends it doesn't exist or desperately wants it to. And practically every review by the fandom is made to encourage people not to bother reading it at all.
** Thanks to massive EndingAversion [[note]]All of the buildup regarding Celestia, Twilight, Luna, the '''''Elements/Tree of Harmony''''', etc., are blatantly ContinuitySnarl'd and DiabolusExMachina'd to the wayside in favor of [[SpotlightStealingSquad Starlight Glimmer being the one to save the day]].[[/note]], "Chaos Theory" gets this badly; especially tragic is that the prior issues of the arc are often regarded as decent.
** No one in the ''Friendship Is Magic'' fandom pays any heed to any official comics produced outside the USA, not even the Japanese ones. This is because foreign MLP comics are specifically targeted at children (whereas the IDW comics are "all ages" and actually aim slightly ''older'' than the TV series does). Ire and shunning is especially reserved for the German comics, which are notorious for their poor art and storytelling.