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* CosmicRetcon: A {{retcon}} of earlier events in the continuity is explained as being due to the actions of an InUniverse actor.

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* RealEventFictionalCause: An event from RealLife history is said or shown in a work to have been caused differently.


->''"I reckon there's been a lot of chaps in our position, down across the years. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Makes you wonder how much of the world is true."''
-->-- '''Fred Abberline''', ''Comicbook/FromHell''

Writers never let the facts get in the way of a good story. If reality doesn't fit the plot, it can be [[{{Retcon}} changed]]. History and myth are the most common targets of this--it's much easier to convince the viewers that a 9th century pope was actually a woman disguised as a man than that the current pope is female.

When this Reality Retcon is a story premise PlausibleDeniability is generally the aim, but the retcon remains a clear, deliberate, and direct contradiction of generally accepted facts.

Common examples are:
* AlternateLandmarkHistory: Landmarks and phenomena have a completely plot-relevant yet completely false (we hope) true explanation.
* AncientAstronauts: Gods or legendary figures were really [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien aliens]].
* AncientConspiracy: All history is just a charade, staged by a secret society.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: An original and/or unlikely character is TheManBehindTheMan causing well-known historical events.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: An historical character had a secret life.
* ETGaveUsWiFi: The development of human technology got a boost somewhere from little green men.
* HistoricalInJoke: History is rewritten for the sake of a single joke.
* JuliusBeethovenDaVinci: Many historical characters were all the same long-lived person.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: It wasn't a meteor that wiped dinosaurs out, but some powerful force relevant to the story.
* RealEventFictionalCause: A historical event is revealed to have had a fictional cause.
* RetroactiveLegacy: Pretending that a given debut work is actually the latest in a longer series going back years.
* WeirdHistoricalWar: A historical war with added fantastical, out-of-the-world elements.

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been a lot of chaps in our position, down across the years. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Makes you wonder how much disambiguated due to its unclear definition. You may have been looking for one or more of the world is true."''
-->-- '''Fred Abberline''', ''Comicbook/FromHell''

Writers never let the facts get in the way of a good story. If reality doesn't fit the plot, it can be [[{{Retcon}} changed]]. History and myth are the most common targets of this--it's much easier to convince the viewers that a 9th century pope was actually a woman disguised as a man than that the current pope is female.

When this Reality Retcon is a story premise PlausibleDeniability is generally the aim, but the retcon remains a clear, deliberate, and direct contradiction of generally accepted facts.

Common examples are:
following tropes:
* AlternateLandmarkHistory: Landmarks and phenomena have a completely plot-relevant yet completely false (we hope) true explanation.
* AncientAstronauts: Gods
AlternateHistory: SpeculativeFiction genre where one or legendary figures were really [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien aliens]].
* AncientConspiracy: All history is just a charade, staged by a secret society.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: An original and/or unlikely character is TheManBehindTheMan causing well-known
more historical events.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: An historical character had a secret life.
* ETGaveUsWiFi: The development
events occurred differently, which explores the consequences of human technology got a boost somewhere from little green men.
the alterations.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Mistakes or deliberate changes in the portrayal of history.
* HistoricalInJoke: History is rewritten for the sake of A show references a single joke.
* JuliusBeethovenDaVinci: Many historical characters were all the same long-lived person.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: It wasn't a meteor that wiped dinosaurs out, but some powerful force relevant to the story.
* RealEventFictionalCause: A
historical event is revealed to have had a and provides fictional cause.
details to relate it to the show.
* RetroactiveLegacy: Pretending HollywoodHistory: Deeply embedded perceptions and misconceptions of certain events, time periods, and societies.
* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: A work's chronology follows real life, except where the work shows
that a given debut it doesn't.
* RealityWarper: A superhuman character who can alter reality.
* SecretHistory: A
work is actually claims to be set in RealLife, but the latest in a longer series going back years.
* WeirdHistoricalWar: A historical war with added fantastical, out-of-the-world elements.
viewer never learned of its events because InUniverse actors kept them secret.

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* RealEventFictionalCause: A historical event is revealed to have had a fictional cause.


** JuliusBeethovenDaVinci: Many historical characters were all the same long-lived person.


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* JuliusBeethovenDaVinci: Many historical characters were all the same long-lived person.

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* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: It wasn't a meteor that wiped dinosaurs out, but some powerful force relevant to the story.


->"''I reckon there's been a lot of chaps in our position, down across the years. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Makes you wonder how much of the world is true.''"

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->"''I ->''"I reckon there's been a lot of chaps in our position, down across the years. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Makes you wonder how much of the world is true.''""''



Writers never let the facts get in the way of a good story. If reality doesn't fit the plot, it can be [[{{Retcon}} changed]]. History and myth are the most common targets of this - it's much easier to convince the viewers that a 9th century pope was actually a woman disguised as a man than that the current pope is female.

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Writers never let the facts get in the way of a good story. If reality doesn't fit the plot, it can be [[{{Retcon}} changed]]. History and myth are the most common targets of this - it's this--it's much easier to convince the viewers that a 9th century pope was actually a woman disguised as a man than that the current pope is female.



* HistoricalInjoke: History is rewritten for the sake of a single joke.

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* HistoricalInjoke: HistoricalInJoke: History is rewritten for the sake of a single joke.

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* WeirdHistoricalWar: A historical war with added fantastical, out-of-the-world elements.


* HistoricalInjoke: history is rewritten for the sake of a single joke.

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* HistoricalInjoke: history History is rewritten for the sake of a single joke.


When this RealityRetcon is a story premise PlausibleDeniability is generally the aim, but the retcon remains a clear, deliberate, and direct contradiction of generally accepted facts.

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When this RealityRetcon Reality Retcon is a story premise PlausibleDeniability is generally the aim, but the retcon remains a clear, deliberate, and direct contradiction of generally accepted facts.


-->-- '''Fred Abberline''', ''FromHell''

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-->-- '''Fred Abberline''', ''FromHell''
''Comicbook/FromHell''

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