When have you invoked Fanon Discontinuity?:

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76 0dd13rd Oct 2012 09:47:06 PM from Nowhere Land
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Perhaps mention it in Ask The Tropers.
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For Star Wars, I have taken the stand that the entire Expanded Universe never happened and that the six movies are the only official stuff.

Why would I take such a hard line? Well, it's like this: I was once a great fan of SW, and the SWEA was the perfect place to show my love for it. Then...the New Jedi Order series came along and killed off Chewbacca. My devotion went on a long downward spiral. I tried to soldier on, I really did try! But It Got Worse with authors writing books of dubious quality, Designated Heroes, Idiot Plots, Conflict Balls, the entire franchise boiling down to an endless cycle of Jedi versus Sith, and so on. I couldn't really decide where to invoke Fanon Discontinuity with SWEA, so I decided to just declare the entire SWEA as "never happened" and say that the franchise ended at Return Of The Jedi. sad
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I invoke fanon discontinuity for most of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, because I’ve seen the plotholes addressed filled in better by certain fanon sources. Especially the Heartless can time travel plot device, which they alluded to in earlier games, but handled rather sloppily in Dream Drop Distance with convoluted rules.

On the Fanon Discontinuity trope page, it just mentions Nobodies coming back to life. Ironically I don't have a problem with this one. I feel like they alluded to this greatly in earlier games. But I do think the focus should have been on all the org members, instead of just Lea.

And I did love the game, very much.

edited 5th Oct '12 1:34:36 PM by vanishingreality

The last season of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's never happened. Seriously, it ruined about half the characters for me, it was full of plotholes (Sherry's parents, anyone?) and the villains were just awfully written wanna-bes. The series ended with the Dark Signer arc. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL isn't part of the franchise, either.

I've seen this twice, but I'm gonna put it up anyway: the "ending" of Mass Effect 3 did not happen. Instead, the last shot of the game is of the fleets mobilizing to fight the Reapers before cutting to credits. What happens from then on is up to you.

Also, Harry Potter did not defeat Lord Voldemort with Expelliarmus. Instead, they had a long, epic duel of epicness before Harry wins. The epilogue doesn't happen, and the series ends with everyone standing amongst the ruins of Hogwarts.
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81 0dd131st Oct 2012 06:41:14 PM from Nowhere Land
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Ash still has his old stupid outfit and not one of the amazingly stupider looking newer ones. Especially that hat. That hat gave him pathos.
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83 Indigo12ash1st Nov 2012 10:30:54 AM from Aperture Science
Ashley Seaver never joined the BAU, Prentiss and JJ never left.

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84 Bananaquit1st Nov 2012 04:43:55 PM from The Darién Gap , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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85 HamburgerTime2nd Nov 2012 09:00:21 AM from Right behind you
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I've actually never done this. Do I have plot developments I dislike, or that I wish had gone another way? Oh, certainly; everyone does. But to say I honestly believe they never happened, or that I could do them better? No, I've never done that.

Saying that the X-Men ended at New X-Men #154 was close for a while, though, as it was such a perfect ending and concluding it there would've prevented a lot of Diaboli ex Machina and bridge-drops in the subsequent years, but I don't need to do that anymore because Messrs. Alonso, Brevoort, Gillen, Bendis, Aaron, Fraction, and Hickman have basically snapped it back to that point already. Bravo, good sirs.
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86 MobileLeprechaun2nd Nov 2012 10:06:23 AM from La ciudad se llama Duke, Nuevo México el estado , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
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87 TamH709th Nov 2012 04:18:18 AM from 合計虐殺 , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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The Star Wars prequels. Otherwise known as those films that must not be named.
88 GameSpazzer9th Nov 2012 07:37:54 AM from Against! The! Wall!
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Hm... let's see here...

  • I like to pretend the entire Compilation save for Advent Children Complete never happened. The only reason the movie is exempt is that at least it didn't retcon half of the original game.
  • The last Alien movie was Aliens.
  • They never made a sequel to The Matrix. Such a shame, but there you go.
  • And there is no such thing as Blade Trinity.
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89 maxwellelvis9th Nov 2012 08:59:34 AM from undisclosed location , Relationship Status: In my bunk
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Agent Coulson didn't die in The Avengers, you say? Even though we saw him take attacks that had killed other men earlier? What nonsense.
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91 Smasher9th Nov 2012 11:40:06 PM from Pakistan, Ohio , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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I hate this trope, but:

The Koopalings ARE Bowser's children, no matter what Shiggy says.
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93 Mukora16th Nov 2012 08:20:58 PM from a place , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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That's not Fanon Discontinuity, it's Death of the Author.

The games never say anything about the Koopalings not being Bowser's kids or not, so Miyamatu's statement that they aren't is simply his interpretation of his own work, and not any more or less valid than your own.
There was only one Highlander film. No sequels of any kind, though there was a pretty decent Tv Show.

The Simpsons ended with season 10.

Alien only had one sequel {When it comes to the movies, at least}.

The Halloween series ended with the 4th film.

There was never a Godzilla film that had Minya talking to a little boy while stock footage was shown every now and then.

After Batman Returns, there was never another live-action Batman film untill Batman Begins came around.

edited 16th Nov '12 8:48:30 PM by marston

95 0dd116th Nov 2012 08:46:14 PM from Nowhere Land
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Eh, Death of the Author is more of a personal thing than an all-encompassing thing. Besides, it's fair to say that the creator of a work has a say in what is and is not canon in it, and if Miyamoto says that the Koopalings ain't Bowser's offspring, it's canon. Of course, that doesn't rule out the possibility of them being adopted children, but that's a whole 'nother load of Fan Wank or Fanon or whatever you call it.

edited 16th Nov '12 8:48:20 PM by 0dd1

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[up] That's why this is called Fanon Discontinuity. Headcanons apply only, as in, Fanon, basically.

Trust me, I can see why people are annoyed.(I actually like they're not directly related to Bowser, but eh, opinions)
97 0dd116th Nov 2012 08:49:20 PM from Nowhere Land
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Like I said in my edit to that post, that doesn't rule out the possibility of them being adopted children, but that's only another fanon possibility. I don't see it as worth getting worked up over.

edited 16th Nov '12 8:49:52 PM by 0dd1

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98 Mukora16th Nov 2012 09:31:12 PM from a place , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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I was actually just trying to provide an example of what Death of the Author is, not make a statement one way or another.

Though personally I do subscribe to the idea somewhat.
99 0dd116th Nov 2012 10:01:04 PM from Nowhere Land
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I feel like people who subscribe to Death of the Author too often go too much into insisting that nothing about an author's intention matters at all. I have my own theories, ideas, and interpretations about things, but I'm not arrogant enough to completely disregard the intentions of a work's creator when analyzing a work.
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100 Catfish4217th Nov 2012 01:39:12 AM from world´s favourite country. , Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
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The creator has the right to say "Fuck no, that's not what I meant at all".
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