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When does the first GUNNM series stop being canon with Last Order? I can't tell where it cuts off.

  • About midway of the Chapter 51, after Desty Nova blows up Alita up — that's reportedly a moment when Kishiro got ill and had to finish the manga fast. The rest of that chapter is a flashback that is probably canon (as it meshes well with the events of Mars Chronicle), but everything after that, namely Chapter 52 and the Epilogue, got retconned.
    • Given that Yoko was apparently deliberately dumped into the atmosphere after being dismembered by Caerula in Last Order, the flashback is dubiously canon, and probably isn't. The last thing to be definitely canon is Desty Nova blowing Alita up.

  • Do they ever explain why after getting her Imaginos body, Alita kept having out-of-body experiences? I'm near the end of Last Order and there still hasn't been an explanation.
    • Explicitly — no. But given how easily her consciousness seems to be pulled from her body: first, by Martians during her fight with Tunguska, and later by Melchisedek+Zeus when she was fighting Toji, and that even before she got Fata Morgana installed, it seems to be just an effect of her brainchip interacting with her nanomachines-based body.

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