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* Even though the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' novels and comics try to reference as few in-game choices as possible (most notably when it comes to the player characters), it does [[CuttingOffTheBranches cut off quite a few important branches]] to create a so-called "Creator/BioWare Canon". But since the games put the emphasis on player choice, the events happening in these media are usually considered broad strokes in playthroughs that don't quite match it, and ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' downright confirms that the events of ''ComicBook/TheSilentGrove'' and its sequels still took place regardless of whether or not [[spoiler:Alistair became king or remained a warden]].


* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'': The movie takes this approach to both franchise's canons to make the match-up between its two villains possible. For ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare]]'', Springwood was basically destroyed by [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare the chronologically last movie]] and Freddy killed off (''[[Film/WesCravensNewNightmare New Nightmare]]'' doesn't count as it's a RealWorldEpisode plot). For ''[[Franchise/FridayThe13th Friday]]'', Jason was either [[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday dragged off to hell after his body was blown up by the FBI]] or [[Film/JasonX he was kept and cryogenically frozen and wound up in space]]. Instead, Springwood found a way to block off Freddy's access to their kids by shutting the whole thing up and Jason is buried somewhere in the woods around Camp Crystal Lake after his last outing (?). Also, Lori's house is implied to be the same house that Nancy lived in, and her mother was killed in a similar way to Nancy's mom, so the implication is that Lori and her friends were the first generation of teens previously affected by Freddy.

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* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'': The movie ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' takes this approach to both franchise's canons to make the match-up between its two villains possible. For ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare]]'', Springwood was basically destroyed by [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare the chronologically last movie]] and Freddy killed off (''[[Film/WesCravensNewNightmare New Nightmare]]'' doesn't count as it's a RealWorldEpisode plot). For ''[[Franchise/FridayThe13th Friday]]'', Jason was either [[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday dragged off to hell after his body was blown up by the FBI]] or [[Film/JasonX he was kept and cryogenically frozen and wound up in space]]. Instead, Springwood found a way to block off Freddy's access to their kids by shutting the whole thing up and Jason is buried somewhere in the woods around Camp Crystal Lake after his last outing (?). Also, Lori's house is implied to be the same house that Nancy lived in, and her mother was killed in a similar way to Nancy's mom, so the implication is that Lori and her friends were the first generation of teens previously affected by Freddy.


** The same episode shows Bulk back on earth despite him last seen on the planet Mironoi.

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** The same episode shows Bulk back on earth Earth despite him last seen on the planet Mironoi.Mironoi, but also established as taking place a couple of years since then.


** ''Film/EvilDead2'' was supposed to start with a recap of the first movie but Creator/SamRaimi couldn't get copyrights to show footage and the other actors wouldn't come back, so it quickly retells the first movie with just Ash and Linda instead of a gang of friends.

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** ''Film/EvilDead2'' **''Film/EvilDead2'' was supposed to start with a recap of the first movie but Creator/SamRaimi couldn't get copyrights to show footage and the other actors wouldn't come back, so it quickly retells the first movie with just Ash and Linda instead of a gang of friends.


* ''Franchise/TheEvilDead''; **''Film/EvilDead2'' was supposed to start with a recap of the first movie but Creator/SamRaimi couldn't get copyrights to show footage and the other actors wouldn't come back, so it quickly retells the first movie with just Ash and Linda instead of a gang of friends.

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* ''Franchise/TheEvilDead''; ''Franchise/TheEvilDead'';
**''Film/EvilDead2'' was supposed to start with a recap of the first movie but Creator/SamRaimi couldn't get copyrights to show footage and the other actors wouldn't come back, so it quickly retells the first movie with just Ash and Linda instead of a gang of friends.


* ''Film/EvilDead2'' is considered a broad strokes sequel to the first film, as its first act is basically a {{retcon}}ned, condensed version of the first movie. ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' begins with a recap of the second film but {{Ret Con}}s the ending and provides a different version of events.

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* ''Film/EvilDead2'' is considered a broad strokes sequel ''Franchise/TheEvilDead''; **''Film/EvilDead2'' was supposed to the first film, as its first act is basically start with a {{retcon}}ned, condensed version recap of the first movie. movie but Creator/SamRaimi couldn't get copyrights to show footage and the other actors wouldn't come back, so it quickly retells the first movie with just Ash and Linda instead of a gang of friends.
** Some other things get retconned such as the cabin being rented to them illegally squatting which leads to the owner's daughter showing up and thinking Ash killed her parents.
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''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' begins with a recap of the second film but {{Ret Con}}s the ending of Ash immediately killing deadites and provides being hailed as a different version hero to him appearing in the aftermath of events.a battle and being carted off in chains, mistaken for a member of the losing side.



* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': For copyright reasons, the show can only treat the first two films as canon, which means that Ash works at "Value-Stop" instead of S-Mart and can make only vague allusions to traveling to the middle ages, since most of that plot was in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''.

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* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'';
** Has a combination of the first two movies as canon in the backstory (see above). Ash spent his first night in the cabin with a group of friends like in ''Film/TheEvilDead'' but his second night was the ''Film/EvilDead2''.
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For copyright reasons, the show can only treat the first two films as canon, which means that Ash works at "Value-Stop" instead of S-Mart and can make only vague allusions to traveling to the middle ages, since most of that plot was in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''.


* The four Gospels of ''Literature/TheBible'' could well be the UrExample. While they all tell more or less the same story about how Jesus lived and died, they tend to disagree radically about some details, the most extreme probably being the resurrection of numerous people mentioned in a few verses in Matthew, which apparently the other Gospel writers didn't consider worth bringing up.

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* The four Gospels of ''Literature/TheBible'' could well be the UrExample. While they all tell more or less the same story about how Jesus lived and died, they tend to disagree radically about some details, the most extreme probably being the resurrection of numerous people mentioned in a few verses in Matthew, which apparently the other Gospel writers didn't consider worth bringing up. Occasionally handwaved with the four writers taking up different times.[[note]]For example, Jesus' trial seems to happen at different times, depending on the writer. One Catholic mystic gave the obvious answer: he faced two trials, one legal and one illegal. Likewise, only John seems to hint at Mary's Assumption in Revelations and only in prophecy. Catholics' common answer for this is that Mary was still living on Earth when the Biblical texts were being written. [[/note]]


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* Used in ''Manga/TriGun'' when Yasuhiro Nightow began incorporating elements of the anime's early episodes that were not adaptations of early manga stories. References to these episodes, such as gigantic thug Descartes being held prisoner from a past incident or the gunsmith who's fallen into depression and begun drinking, pop up during the ''Maximum'' portion, though some of these would have to have a different canon than the anime. The biggest of these would be Meryl and Milly's involvement, as they appeared in all those early anime episodes and in the very first ones didn't even know who Vash truly was, while in the manga the two learn his identity almost immediately after their first encounter with him.

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* Used in ''Manga/TriGun'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' when Yasuhiro Nightow began incorporating elements of the anime's early episodes that were not adaptations of early manga stories. References to these episodes, such as gigantic thug Descartes being held prisoner from a past incident or the gunsmith who's fallen into depression and begun drinking, pop up during the ''Maximum'' portion, though some of these would have to have a different canon than the anime. The biggest of these would be Meryl and Milly's involvement, as they appeared in all those early anime episodes and in the very first ones didn't even know who Vash truly was, while in the manga the two learn his identity almost immediately after their first encounter with him.



* This is the standard for ''Franchise/{{Touhou}}'' danmaku games. In each game you can only play as one character who investigates and solves the incident at hand. It's never made clear which heroine canonically solved each incident, and the side materials often treat the situation as if all heroines solved the incidents together.

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* This is the standard for ''Franchise/{{Touhou}}'' ''Franchise/TouhouProject'' danmaku games. In each game you can only play as one character who investigates and solves the incident at hand. It's never made clear which heroine canonically solved each incident, and the side materials often treat the situation as if all heroines solved the incidents together.


** The ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movies tended to take everything up to a certain point in the timeline (wherever the {{anime}} was at when the movie was released) and made up their own story some time after the current events have concluded. After the fact only a few can fit into the very linear narrative of the {{anime}} without issue, and those require some wiggle room (Raditz's arrival coincided with Krillin even learning of Gohan, otherwise ''The Dead Zone'' fits in nicely right before the series began).

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** The ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movies {{Non Serial Movie}}s tended to take everything up to a certain point in the timeline (wherever the {{anime}} was at when the movie was released) and made up their own story some time after the current events have concluded. After the fact only a few can fit into the very linear narrative of the {{anime}} without issue, and those require some wiggle room (Raditz's arrival coincided with Krillin even learning of Gohan, otherwise ''The Dead Zone'' fits in nicely right before the series began).


* After the [[CosmicRetcon Super Genesis Wave]], ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog takes both the video games and the original timeline in broad strokes. While the games are mostly left up to the readers' imagination, several differences from the old timeline have already been specified, most notably the elimination of all characters created by Ken Penders due to a lawsuit.

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* After the [[CosmicRetcon Super Genesis Wave]], ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogArchieComics takes both the video games and the original timeline in broad strokes. While the games are mostly left up to the readers' imagination, several differences from the old timeline have already been specified, most notably the elimination of all characters created by Ken Penders due to a lawsuit.

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* Due to the lukewarm reception of ''Film/InspectorGadget1999'', ''Film/InspectorGadget2'' took steps to distance itself from its predecessor. Dr. Brenda Bradford catches ChuckCunninghamSyndrome[[note]]Though she was mentioned in an early animatic[[/note]] and Gadget and Claw were altered to be more like their cartoon counterparts: their civilian names (John Brown and Sanford Scolex respectively) are dropped, Gadget is more bumbling and Claw speaks with a deep, gravelly voice while wearing wide-brimmed hat that keeps his face obscured from viewers. Aside from vague mentions of Gadget having previously arrested Claw, none of the events of the first film are mentioned and some details even contradict the 1999 film (such as Brick and [=McKibble=] saying they've worked for Claw in the past despite not appearing in the first film). Despite the attempts to be more like the cartoon, ''Inspector Gadget 2'' was even more poorly-recieved than the previous film.


** Very similar case in the second game; Donald is, oddly, surprised to find out where Yen Sid lives. ''Birth By Sleep'' shows that Donald has been to the same tower before.
** The Olympus Colosseum world in the first game implied the events of ''Hercules'' had already occurred. Later, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' would adapt the ending of the original film, with Hades unsealing the Titans and attempting to take over Olympus, including taking some lines directly from the move.

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** Very similar case in the second game; ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''; Donald is, oddly, surprised to find out where Yen Sid lives. ''Birth By Sleep'' shows that Donald has been to the same tower before.
** The Olympus Colosseum world in the first game implied the events of ''Hercules'' had already occurred. Later, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' would adapt the ending of the original film, with Hades unsealing the Titans and attempting to take over Olympus, including taking some lines directly from the move.movie.
** The visits to Halloween Town and Christmas Town in ''II'' show Santa and Jack Skellington are already familiar with each other, implying that some version of the events of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' had occurred prior. However, Oogie Boogie’s resurrection only mentions his defeat in the first game, so however the original movie’s events played out likely did so without his involvement.


* The manga adaptation of ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' began InMediasRes and gave the impression that the same events that created the girls and their enemies in the anime happened, but Mojo Jojo and Princess were the only Powerpuff Girls villains that appeared in the manga and one chapter was a condensed adaptation of both episodes featuring Miyako/Bubbles' boyfriend Takaaki.

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* The manga adaptation of ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' ''Anime/PowerpuffGirlsZ'' began InMediasRes and gave the impression that the same events that created the girls and their enemies in the anime happened, but Mojo Jojo and Princess were the only Powerpuff Girls villains that appeared in the manga and one chapter was a condensed adaptation of both episodes featuring Miyako/Bubbles' boyfriend Takaaki.


*** ''Super'' also counts certain parts of anime {{Filler}} as canon, despite being an official continuation of the manga. Specifically, it incorporates filler that was not excised from the ReCut version ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', such as the subplot of Ginyu switching bodies with Bulma.

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*** ''Super'' also counts certain parts of anime {{Filler}} as canon, despite being an official continuation of the manga. Specifically, it incorporates filler that was not excised from the ReCut version ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', ''Anime/DragonBallZKai'', such as the subplot of Ginyu switching bodies with Bulma.


* The miniseries ''Series/Watchmen2019'' takes some very liberal deviations from the comic it's based on , ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', to tell the story it wants to tell. The book implies that when Rorshach's journal got published, it led to World War III. However, in the show it was taken as the ramblings of a madman at first and then later as a call to arms for white supremacists. The book heavily implies that Hooded Justice was a deceased German immigrant with Nazi sympathies named Rolf Mueller. In the show, he's an original character, [[spoiler:a black man named Will Reeves who's originally from Oklahoma]]. He's very much alive and is [[spoiler:protagonist Angela's grandfather]].

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* The miniseries ''Series/Watchmen2019'' takes some very liberal deviations from the comic it's based on , on, ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', to tell the story it wants to tell. The book implies that when Rorshach's journal got published, it led to World War III. However, in the show it was taken as the ramblings of a madman at first and then later as a call to arms for white supremacists. The book heavily implies that Hooded Justice was a deceased German immigrant with Nazi sympathies named Rolf Mueller. In the show, he's an original character, [[spoiler:a black man named Will Reeves who's originally from Oklahoma]]. He's very much alive and is [[spoiler:protagonist Angela's grandfather]].

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