Don't like that something happened in an anime or manga? For fandom, it's simple! Just write it out of existence
and pretend it didn't happen.
: Do not include examples based only in adaptations. Adaptations can not be discontinuous since it is not part of the continuity of the original.
: Personal examples should not be posted here. The examples posted here should only be of groups of fandoms.
- There are many fans who disregard the second season of Darker Than Black, for a number of reasons. There are some who don't like what it did to Hei's character and/or are squicked out by the Lolicon subtext. There are also those who simply feel it doesn't live up to the (admittedly high) standards set by its predecessor, or liked the ending of the first season and just felt this season unnecessary.
- Some Pretty Cure fans refuse to admit Yes! Pretty Cure 5 ever had a second season.
- Much of the fan base for Bunny Drop prefers to pretend the series ended at the Time Skip. Switching from a story about a guy raising a six-year-old to a story about raising a teenager would have been contentious enough, but the series went out of its way to fabricate a romantic relationship between Daisuke and Rin – going so far as to contrive circumstances that prove they're not really related, which does nothing to dispel the Wife Husbandry implications. It also completely destroys the series' main moral for the sake of apparent Author Appeal. The producers of the anime seemed to agree, given that they stopped right before the time skip.
- The Fullmetal Alchemist anime has Winry and Edward ultimately on platonic terms, averting the romance they have in the manga. Fans ignore such implications and go for the romance route, unless they ship them with someone else.
- Gunslinger Girl fans tend to ignore the second anime. It's pretty much a completely different adaptation of the series with new Japanese voices, different personalities, less accurate Gun Porn, and a worse art-style.
- To some fans, the third Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie (Rebellion) never happened, where Homura basically undoes Madoka's wish at the end of the anime so that she can be with her.
- There is a very large section of the Soul Eater fandom that refuses to admit that Soul Eater Not! exists in any way or form.
- Some also ignore the final chapter of the manga due to its rushed nature.
- Most of the Kagerou Project fandom who where in said fandom before the anime choose to completely ignore it's existence. Among the poor animation, plot holes. and poor and rushed pacing, the ending seems to completely disregard the message of letting go of the past and moving on the series had previously stood for by bringing Ayano and Hiyori back to life. In the original song route, Ayano gives Shintarou her eye ability so he can leave the haze, effectively giving up her only means of escape. She and everyone else left in the haze die for good, and those who had eye abilities continue to live in the real world and move on from the death of their friends. Needless to say the fandom waits with bated breath, hoping the novel and/or manga end more like the songs. However, given that some fans interpret it as the final time loop (The songs, manga, and novels being previous loops), some feel that they deserve a happier ending.
- Fans of Monster Rancher prefer to ignore the third season and believe the series ended on an agonizing Downer Ending. It helps differentiate it more from similar mon series and clashes well with the mostly lighthearted nature of the anime.
- Many fans of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes dislike the third season Futari wa Milky Holmes so much that they insist the next season Tantei Opera Milky Holmes TD is the real third season.
- Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai: The parts of the ending where Kyousuke alienates several of the girls and anything directly after his wedding kiss with Kirino didn't happen according to a great many people who refuse to accept the cop-out at literally the last minute/page.