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* A fan once asked Britt Allcroft why [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie Mumfie the elephant]] doesn't wear underwear. The reason? [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs It doesn't have any relevance or meaning to the plot]]. It was also stated that even if he was and it was relevant, the animators forgot to draw it on.

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* A fan once asked Britt Allcroft why [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie [[WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie Mumfie the elephant]] doesn't wear underwear. The reason? [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs It doesn't have any relevance or meaning to the plot]]. It was also stated that even if he was and it was relevant, the animators forgot to draw it on.


** Duncan Rouleau has also answered many fan questions on Twitter about the [[WesternAnimation/Ben102016 2016 reboot]]. See [[https://ben10.fandom.com/wiki/Omnitrix_(Reboot)#Duncan_Rouleau here]] for some examples.

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** Duncan Rouleau has also answered many fan questions on Twitter ''Website/{{Twitter}}'' about the [[WesternAnimation/Ben102016 2016 reboot]]. See [[https://ben10.fandom.com/wiki/Omnitrix_(Reboot)#Duncan_Rouleau here]] for some examples.


Fans may look for the Word of God to settle {{Fanon}} disputes, but the Authority may have moved on and [[ShrugOfGod doesn't care to respond]]. In many cases the authority does not feel the ''need'' to respond; further pressure simply leads to suggestions [[MisaimedFandom that the fandom is misaimed]].

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Fans may look for the Word of God to settle {{Fanon}} disputes, but the Authority may have moved on and [[ShrugOfGod doesn't care to respond]]. In many cases the authority does not feel the ''need'' to respond; further pressure simply leads to suggestions [[MisaimedFandom that the fandom is misaimed]].
misaimed]]. In point of fact, there are good reasons many creators don't respond to requests for this: they ''want'' the fans to make their own interpretations. Especially in an ongoing series where the creator knows facts the fans don't, they might very well know for a fact that both fan theories have truth in them and thus not wish to take sides. Alternatively, the author might view both readings of the story as equally acceptible, and thus not want to comment.

It's important to keep in mind that just because someone wrote a character or setting, doesn't mean they decided on a correct answer to every question that could possibly be asked about that character or setting. It is not at all uncommon for fans to ask questions which they believe to be obvious, but which the creator has never considered. In particular, questions about a character's sexuality, gender identity or race often fall into this category. Everyone's creative process is different. Not all writers make highly detailed character charts, or decide on details of a character's identity that aren't directly plot-relevant. The fandom might consider those details important because the work happens to speak to people who have a particular identity: but that doesn't mean the author considered that fact important enough to spend time thinking about. Culture can play a role here as well, since what might be considered an essential fact about a person in one culture could be viewed as extraneous in another. Japanese creators, for example, will often decide what a character's blood type is: but may not pay any mind to their sexuality. Western fans can find this very strange and frustrating.

The other reason creators often refuse to answer questions about character identity is of course, politics. This is particularly likely to be true when the creator is in a different country from the fandom. In the heat of internet discourse, it can be difficult to remember that what is a pedestrian factoid in your country can be a hot-button political issue in a different one. Creators may have good reason to fear social or even legal repercussions if they answer questions like this: something which fandoms are often not as sensitive to as they should be. Creators whose primary motivation is profit may additionally not want to alienate parts of the fandom: refusing to resolve {{Fanon}} disputes, especially if they are politically tinged, can be an effective strategy for doing that.

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**This shouldn't be taken as meaning all the other characters are straight though. There are many AmbiguouslyGay moments throughout the cinematics, comics and in voice lines. Most of the characters have not had a confirmed romantic interest, let alone confirmation of their sexuality. This story is only just beginning, and Blizzard is notorious for playing their cards close to their chest when it comes to lore.


** Two volumes of a book called ''The Allspark Almanac'' have been published. It is comprised of almost entirely Word of God, including things like the name of the planet Sentinel, Optimus, and Elita visit in "Along came a Spider" [[spoiler: Archa-7;]] the name of Ultra Magnus' hammer [[spoiler: The Stormbringer;]] what Meltdown's creatures were before they were mutated [[spoiler: his lawyer and stock broker;]] and the name of his company [[spoiler: Biotech Unbound.]]

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** Two volumes of a book called ''The Allspark Almanac'' have been published. It is comprised of almost entirely Word of God, including things like the name of the planet Sentinel, Optimus, and Elita visit in "Along came a Spider" [[spoiler: Archa-7;]] (Archa-7); the name of Ultra Magnus' hammer [[spoiler: The Stormbringer;]] (The Stormbringer); what Meltdown's creatures were before they were mutated [[spoiler: his (his lawyer and stock broker;]] broker); and the name of his company [[spoiler: Biotech Unbound.]](Biotech Unbound).



* When an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' had Sonic confronted by Mark the Tapir, an obsessive fanboy of the blue hedgehog, many fans realized the character's designs and quirks were almost point for point the same as Christian Weston Chandler, the infamous creator of ''WebComic/{{Sonichu}}'', thinking the writers were making fun of ''him'' and his odd obsessiveness with the franchise. The writers have gone on record stating that it was complete coincidence that Mark resembled Chris-chan and that the character was lampooning obsessive fans in general.

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* When an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' had Sonic confronted by Mark the Tapir, an obsessive fanboy of the blue hedgehog, many fans realized the character's designs and quirks were almost point for point the same as Christian Christine Weston Chandler, the infamous creator of ''WebComic/{{Sonichu}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', thinking the writers were making fun of ''him'' ''her'' and his her odd obsessiveness with the franchise. The writers have gone on record stating that it was complete coincidence that Mark resembled Chris-chan Chris-chan, and that the character was lampooning obsessive fans in general.


A statement regarding some ambiguous or undefined aspect of a work, the Word of God comes from someone considered to be the ultimate authority, such as the creator, director, or producer. Such edicts can even go against events as were broadcast, due to someone making a mistake.

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A statement regarding some ambiguous or undefined aspect of a work, the [[TitleDrop Word of God God]] comes from someone considered to be the ultimate authority, such as the creator, director, director or producer. Such edicts can even go against events as were broadcast, due to someone making a mistake.

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* ''Series/PersonsUnknown'': Executive producer Rémi Aubuchon [[http://cliqueclack.com/tv/2012/04/03/persons-unknown-ending-revealed/#google_vignette revealed in an interview]] what the series would have gone into had it not been canceled.

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* The infamous "Mollusks, snails" image is known for appearing in [=DeviantArt=] search results thanks to a number of "tags" in the description. When asked about the tags, the original poster, Ger-hard, claimed that he was in some sort of competition with another Deviant who posted a photo of a roadside traffic sign with the same type of description to see who could get closest to the top in as many searches as possible.


* J. Eifie Nichols, creator of ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'', is a Troper, and sometimes adds Word of God entries to ThisVeryWiki.

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* J. Eifie Nichols, creator of ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'', is a Troper, and sometimes adds Word of God entries to ThisVeryWiki.Wiki/ThisVeryWiki.

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* J. Eifie Nichols, creator of ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'', is a Troper, and sometimes adds Word of God entries to ThisVeryWiki.

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* Creator/NimbusLlewelyn is well known for his habit of exposition and explanation in the author notes before chapters, particularly in reply to anonymous reviewers on ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm''. He's also known to sometimes explain or confirm things to individual readers, who then edit the tropes page to fit, or even to sometimes do so himself (he's admitted that he's a troper and occasionally "meddles" in the pages for his own amusement). Of course, his answers have also been known to be a MathematiciansAnswer, or [[LyingCreator outright lies]] if he feels like it.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'' Adam Beechen did not have Dana among those confirmed dead in the destruction of Bludhaven because he intended for her to have survived somehow, but this never made it into the comics.

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* There was some speculation among fans of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' that modern day characters Shaun and Rebecca were more than friends. In a [[https://twitter.com/DarbyMcDevitt/status/551622357186789377 tweet answering a fan]], Darby [=McDevitt=] confirmed they are together.


* ''Manga/DragonBall'' author Akira Toriyama has provided a fair bit of information in interview sections of guide books ranging from the structure of the afterlife to Saiyan biology.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' author Akira Toriyama Creator/AkiraToriyama has provided a fair bit of information in interview sections of guide books ranging from the structure of the afterlife to Saiyan biology.

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