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* ''Series/MurphyBrown'' returned for an eleventh season, twenty years after the end of its original run. Storylines from the later seasons such as Miles and Corky getting married, Miles leaving and being replaced by Kay, and Phil Jr. taking over the bar, are never mentioned and completely ignored.


* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' implies that the general events of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom II'', and ''Doom 64'' all occurred in some fashion or another. However, sequel ''VideoGame/DoomEternal'' [[spoiler:subverts this by revealing that the Doom Slayer is literally the original Doomguy; he just somehow managed to cross dimensions and arrive at a different Earth from his own]].

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* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' implies that the general events of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom II'', and ''Doom 64'' ''VideoGame/Doom64'' all occurred in some fashion or another. However, sequel ''VideoGame/DoomEternal'' [[spoiler:subverts this by revealing that the Doom Slayer is literally the original Doomguy; he just somehow managed to cross dimensions and arrive at a different Earth from his own]].


* When ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' is referenced in spin-offs, it's pretty certain the Fighter was a party member. Maybe the only party member.

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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' is referenced in spin-offs, it's pretty certain the Fighter was a party member. Maybe the only party member.member.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' incorporates multiple references to ''The Compilation of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', but AdaptationPersonalityChange, resetting some ContinuityDrift, RevisitingTheRoots in terms of the game's designs and certain characters being ExiledFromContinuity result in it taking place in a very different world than the one of ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'' and ''VideoGame/Crisis Core''. Visually, this can be seen in the character designs - Cloud's SOLDIER uniform is now purple like in the original instead of black like in the revised colours in ''Crisis Core'', Aerith is shown wearing her bow as a child (the same as in the PSX ''Final Fantasy VII'') ignoring the alteration in ''Crisis Core'' which meant that she was given the bow by Zack, and the combat is more 'grounded in reality' for the most part, making the much more outrageous stunts from the ''Compilation'' seem a little out of place.


* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': The novel and manga share the same general outline as the film, but there are some elements that cannot be reconciled, like [[spoiler:Takaki going back to Iwafune with Risa and amicably breaking up in person]] in the manga whereas in the film [[spoiler:the former never happens and the breakup is via email]] instead.

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* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': The novel novels and manga share the same general outline as the film, but while much can plausibly fit in the gaps left by the film, there are some elements that cannot be reconciled, like [[spoiler:Takaki going back to Iwafune with Risa and amicably breaking up in person]] in the manga whereas in the film [[spoiler:the former never happens and the breakup is via email]] instead.


* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' states that the events of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom II'', and ''Doom 64'' more or less happened as presented, [[spoiler: with the notable exception that the Doom Marine originally belonged to a completely different world called "Argent D'nur".]]

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* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' states implies that the general events of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom II'', and ''Doom 64'' more all occurred in some fashion or less happened as presented, [[spoiler: with the notable exception another. However, sequel ''VideoGame/DoomEternal'' [[spoiler:subverts this by revealing that the Doom Marine originally belonged Slayer is literally the original Doomguy; he just somehow managed to cross dimensions and arrive at a completely different world called "Argent D'nur".]]Earth from his own]].


* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': In chapter 20, [[spoiler:elements of Chrysalis's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comic are included - namely, that she attacked the city of Trot and that Celestia defeated her and imprisoned she and her hive in a volcano. However, that same issue's version of how she escaped is disregarded in favor of the other Queens freeing her, as is the origin of the holes in their legs; in the comic, it's an injury from the battle with Celestia, but here, it's a natural feature of the species, with three legs' respective patterns being inherited from a changeling's parents and queen and the last leg's hole pattern being original to them.]]

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In chapter 20, [[spoiler:elements of Chrysalis's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comic are included - namely, that she attacked the city of Trot and that Celestia defeated her and imprisoned she and her hive in a volcano. However, that same issue's version of how she escaped is disregarded in favor of the other Queens freeing her, as is the origin of the holes in their legs; in the comic, it's an injury from the battle with Celestia, but here, it's a natural feature of the species, with three legs' respective patterns being inherited from a changeling's parents and queen and the last leg's hole pattern being original to them.]]]]
** Sombra's own origin story from his ''[=FIENDship=] Is Magic'' comic - his creation by the Umbrum - is referenced in chapter 25; however, unlike that comic, it ended in his assimilating his "mother" before his final battle with Celestia and Luna.

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* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': In chapter 20, [[spoiler:elements of Chrysalis's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comic are included - namely, that she attacked the city of Trot and that Celestia defeated her and imprisoned she and her hive in a volcano. However, that same issue's version of how she escaped is disregarded in favor of the other Queens freeing her, as is the origin of the holes in their legs; in the comic, it's an injury from the battle with Celestia, but here, it's a natural feature of the species, with three legs' respective patterns being inherited from a changeling's parents and queen and the last leg's hole pattern being original to them.]]


* ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' is a novelization of the film ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', told in alternate views of Princess Anna and Prince Hans. However, several aspects in the book don't match with the film, from certain events playing out differently, such as the Duke's henchmen using actual bows as opposed to crossbows, or Hans at one point grabbing Elsa by the arm when trying to convince her to bless his and Anna's marriage. However, despite the makers of Frozen have not yet admitted the book, or any book or comic set after the film, is canon, fans still accept it as such, since it goes into the backstory of Prince Hans to learn [[spoiler:why he turned evil]].

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* ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' is a novelization of the film ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Frozen2013'', told in alternate views of Princess Anna and Prince Hans. However, several aspects in the book don't match with the film, from certain events playing out differently, such as the Duke's henchmen using actual bows as opposed to crossbows, or Hans at one point grabbing Elsa by the arm when trying to convince her to bless his and Anna's marriage. However, despite the makers of Frozen have not yet admitted the book, or any book or comic set after the film, is canon, fans still accept it as such, since it goes into the backstory of Prince Hans to learn [[spoiler:why he turned evil]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' a SpinOff of ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' takes this approach regarding the film and its DirectToVideo sequel ''Kronk's New Groove''. Certain things from the first movie are referenced in the series [[note]] Kuzco used to be emperor, is friends with Pacha and his family, and Chicha gave birth to baby Upi. [[/note]] and others ignored. [[note]] Yzma is [[UnexplainedRecovery no longer a kitten]], Kronk is working for her again, despite his HeelFaceTurn, the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase secret lab]] is now located underneath the school rather than the palace. [[/note]] As for the sequel, about the only things it acknowledges is the design of Kronk's dad and the [[NamedByTheAdaptation names Rudy and Matta]] for the nameless old man and waitress from the original.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' a SpinOff of ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' takes this approach regarding the film and its DirectToVideo sequel ''Kronk's New Groove''. Certain things from the first movie are referenced in the series [[note]] Kuzco used to be emperor, is friends with Pacha and his family, and Chicha gave birth to baby Upi. [[/note]] and others ignored. [[note]] Yzma is [[UnexplainedRecovery no longer a kitten]], Kronk is working for her again, despite his HeelFaceTurn, the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase secret lab]] is now located underneath the school rather than the palace. [[/note]] As for the sequel, about the only things it acknowledges is the design of Kronk's dad and the [[NamedByTheAdaptation names Rudy and Matta]] for the nameless old man and waitress from the original.


* ComicBook/JonathanHickmansXMen run is effectively a SoftReboot for the ComicBook/XMen and significant parts of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse in general. The narrative more or less picks up where [[Creator/GrantMorrison Grant Morrisonís]] ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' and [[Creator/JossWhedon Joss Whedonís]] ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'' left off, ignoring mostly everything thatís happened since 2008 (Xorn is alive and a hero again, Banshee is no longer undead, Cyclops is back to being a respected member of the superhero community, etc.). However, some elements that originated in that time are still around (Xavier is still possessing Fantomexís body, Rogue and Gambit are still married, etc.), while a few other elements are kept but [[ReimaginingTheArtifact heavily reworked]] ([[ComicBook/HouseOfM the Decimation]] still happened, but itís effects have been totally reversed and characters who died or lost powers during it are indicated to [[BackFromTheDead be alive and well]]). Outside of this, it feels like a total reboot and ignores just about all of the status quo changes from [[DorkAge the post-Decimation period]].


* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' pretty obviously takes place in an AlternateContinuity from the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' TV show, outright contradicting it at times. The Rangers get their Ninja powers from Dulcea of Phaedos instead of from Ninjor, their original powers are taken by Ivan Ooze instead of Rito Revolto, their suits look completely different (they're bulky, contoured latex costumes rather than tight, sleek spandex), Tommy is implied to have been an original Ranger rather than a SixthRanger, and Rita and Zedd's forces are completely different (Squat, Babboo, and Finster are nowhere to be seen, and the CanonForeigner Mordant has inexplicably joined their ranks). But in spite of all that, the then-current cast of the show is still in the movie, their Ninja powers incorporate the same pantheon of animals as the show, and there are enough classic supporting characters that it's largely the same story--give or take a few minor details.

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* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' pretty obviously takes place in an AlternateContinuity from the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' TV show, outright contradicting it at times. though this was deliberate -- never intended to fit into the series' continuity, the events of the movie were instead "replaced" in its timeline by the "Ninja Quest" arc of Season 3. The basic details are still there, though: the Rangers get their Ninja ninja powers from Dulcea of Phaedos instead of from Ninjor, (movie) or Ninjor (series), and their original powers are taken by Ivan Ooze instead of (movie) or Rito Revolto, Revolto (series). Also, this being the big-budget movie, their suits look completely different (they're bulky, contoured latex costumes rather than tight, sleek spandex), spandex). Other differences include Tommy is being implied to have been an original Ranger rather than a SixthRanger, and Rita and Zedd's forces are being completely different (Squat, Babboo, and Finster are nowhere to be seen, and the CanonForeigner Mordant has inexplicably joined their ranks). But in spite of all that, Otherwise, the then-current cast of the show is still in the movie, their Ninja powers incorporate the same pantheon of animals as the show, and there are enough classic supporting characters that it's largely the same story--give or take a few minor details.


* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' treats Seasons 1 through 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon show as if most if not all of its events actually happened prior to Empath returning home for good from Psychelia, even if certain details have changed, such as Baby Smurf's and the Smurflings' origins and the adult Nat Smurf's place in the pre-Smurfling episodes from the cartoon show being taken over by [[TheBartender Tapper Smurf]] in certain situations. Some later season events also took place in that same five-year time period, such as Clockwork Smurf being overcharged with a lightning bolt. But except where those events become a story adaptation, they're not more than just a recap or a mention by the characters.

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* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' treats Seasons 1 through 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon show as if most if not all of its events actually happened prior to Empath returning home for good from Psychelia, even if certain details have changed, such as Baby Smurf's and the Smurflings' origins and the adult Nat Smurf's place in the pre-Smurfling episodes from the cartoon show being taken over by [[TheBartender Tapper Smurf]] in certain situations. Some later season events also took place in that same five-year time period, such as Clockwork Smurf being overcharged with a lightning bolt. But except where those events become a story adaptation, they're not more than just a recap or a mention by the characters. It also establishes ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'' as the first time the Smurfs have encountered Johan and Peewit instead of the Season 2 ''Johan And Peewit'' episode "The Cursed Country".


* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' a SpinOff of ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' takes this approach regarding the film and its DirectToVideo sequel ''Kronk's New Groove''. Certain things from the first movie are referenced in the series [[note]] Kuzco used to be emperor, is friends with Pacha and his family, and Chicha gave birth to baby Upi. [[/note]] and others ignored. [[note]] Yzma is [[UnexplainedRecovery no longer a kitten]], Kronk is working for her again, despite his HeelFaceTurn, the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase secret lab]] is now located underneath the school rather than the palace. [[/note]] As for the sequel, about the only things it acknowledges is the design of Kronk's dad and the [[NamedByTheAdaptation names Rudy & Matta]] for the nameless old man & waitress from the original.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' a SpinOff of ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' takes this approach regarding the film and its DirectToVideo sequel ''Kronk's New Groove''. Certain things from the first movie are referenced in the series [[note]] Kuzco used to be emperor, is friends with Pacha and his family, and Chicha gave birth to baby Upi. [[/note]] and others ignored. [[note]] Yzma is [[UnexplainedRecovery no longer a kitten]], Kronk is working for her again, despite his HeelFaceTurn, the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase secret lab]] is now located underneath the school rather than the palace. [[/note]] As for the sequel, about the only things it acknowledges is the design of Kronk's dad and the [[NamedByTheAdaptation names Rudy & and Matta]] for the nameless old man & and waitress from the original.


* The ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' novels do this quite a bit. A good example is Sir Creator/TerryPratchett's treatment of elves and gnomes. In the first book, ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', there's a brief mention of elves as just another fantasy race on the disc. Rincewind and Twoflower see one at a tavern with no comment. But in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', elves are a dangerous and cruel race, so bad that they were sealed away in a parallel dimension and there is a real threat of them breaking back into the world. In ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', Tiffany Aching had to rescue a Duke's son when he was kidnapped by the elves. Similarly, gnomes first were mentioned as short people in pointy hats, and latter became very short, very violent Scotsmen known as the Nac Mac Feegle.
** The continuity geek explanation is that "elves" in the early books are {{Half Human Hybrid}}s ("a race o' skinny types with pointy ears and a tendency to giggle and burn easily in sunshine. There's no harm in them", according to Granny), and that gnomes and Nac Mac Feegle are related but different (as shown in ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight''). The confusion was eventually explained away by the most prominent Gnome being adopted and biologically a Feegle.
** The early books also used "goblin" as another gnome subrace, to the point that the ''Companion'' says "a gnome is a goblin underground, a goblin is a gnome that's come up for air, a pictsie is a gnome fighting". The introduction of an unrelated race of goblins in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', and elucidated upon in ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' would suggest that whenever you see the word "goblin" in the early books, you should pretend it says "gnome".

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* The ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' novels do this quite a bit. A good example is Sir Creator/TerryPratchett's treatment of elves and gnomes. In the first book, ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', ''Literature/TheColourOfMagic'', there's a brief mention of elves as just another fantasy race on the disc. Rincewind and Twoflower see one at a tavern with no comment. But in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'', elves are a dangerous and cruel race, so bad that they were sealed away in a parallel dimension and there is a real threat of them breaking back into the world. In ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', ''Literature/TheWeeFreeMen'', Tiffany Aching had to rescue a Duke's son when he was kidnapped by the elves. Similarly, gnomes first were mentioned as short people in pointy hats, and latter became very short, very violent Scotsmen known as the Nac Mac Feegle.
** The continuity geek explanation is that "elves" in the early books are {{Half Human Hybrid}}s ("a race o' skinny types with pointy ears and a tendency to giggle and burn easily in sunshine. There's no harm in them", according to Granny), and that gnomes and Nac Mac Feegle are related but different (as shown in ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'').''Literature/IShallWearMidnight''). The confusion was eventually explained away by the most prominent Gnome being adopted and biologically a Feegle.
** The early books also used "goblin" as another gnome subrace, to the point that the ''Companion'' says "a gnome is a goblin underground, a goblin is a gnome that's come up for air, a pictsie is a gnome fighting". The introduction of an unrelated race of goblins in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'', and elucidated upon in ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' ''Literature/{{Snuff}}'' would suggest that whenever you see the word "goblin" in the early books, you should pretend it says "gnome".

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderManLifeStory'': As noted in Alternate Continuity, events of the Lee-Ditko Era did happen as evidenced in dialogue regarding Jameson being under investigation for Scorpion and the Spider Slayers, Peter already having encountered Green Goblin, and comments about Aunt May's failing health.

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* When ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' was {{retool}}ed into ''Tales of the TMNT'' for its fifth and final season, many of the three-part episodes were continuations of prior ones, but didn't always match up with previously established information. When asked about this, one of the writers of the season essentially stated that this trope was in effect, having not designed every episode with the series' continuity in mind.

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