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"No, it was not her brother; that was something people made up."
Allyson Strode, Halloween (2018)

    Live-Action TV 
"We suggest you don't spend a lot of time trying to figure out where this episode comes in in the timeline of the series — it doesn't. It's a storytelling aberration, if you'll allow."
Bradley Whitford, in a pre-episode message for The West Wing's post-9/11 episode.

    Video Games 
Apparently the Apple comic was non-canon. Think of it like a "commercial". Then imagine yourself removing the quote marks around "commercial", because it was a commercial. "Ah, now I get it," you're saying. Just in case you're lying, here's another example: Say Team Fortress was Hercules. Our class updates would be all of those times that Hercules fought gorgons or suplexed an evil king into a mountain. The Apple update would be like the time Hercules enjoyed a jalapeño popper platter at Applebees.
Team Fortress 2 development team blog post

    Web Animation 
Spike: Aren't you supposed to be dead?
Rainbow Dash: This isn't canon.
Spike: There ya go! It's not canon!

    Web Original 
As far as Hasbro is concerned, "There never was a Dinobot combiner". While the most likely explanation for this comment is that this particular Hasbro representative is unaware of an obscure UK-only DVD pack-in comic, it's also possible Hasbro has tried to erase "The Beast Within" from canon entirely using special canon cannons. on The Beast Within comic

"Can "The Dominators" really be so bad that the writers were justified in disowning it and the producer for lopping off one episode and giving it to the next story? In all honesty, yes and I can’t imagine being forced to sit through another episode of this muck."

"Much like the half human revelation of the TV Movie, this book manages the rare feat of anti-canon — so radioactive and universally considered a bad idea that it’s been actively rejected; people have gone out of their way to dig it up just to shoot it and make sure it’s dead."
Dr. Elizabeth Sandfier on the Eighth Doctor Adventures, The Ancestor Cell

"Why should all creative decisions in the Alien franchise from now until the end of time be straightjacketed by two lackluster movies, both of which have been largely disowned by their creators? Why should a new writer stifle his creative freedom to preserve the sanctity and validity of two (at best) mediocre movies? If the choice is between bringing back Ripley and Hicks and tossing out a couple of movies few people liked, I think the vast majority of fans would gladly throw Alien³ in the trash."

"If it makes you feel any better, William Shatner went on to co-write a series of Star Trek novels in which Kirk survived and goes on adventures with McCoy and Scotty, but the 'Shatnerverse' is not even close to canon even in the extended universe of Star Trek. And honestly, reading the Shaterverse will sort of make you wish they had stopped with the bridge."
Cracked, 10 Most Implausible, Unpleasant, And Infuriating Ways Sci-fi Shows Kill Off Main Characters

"The thing about the Prison of Souls, however, is that the name isn't trying to be poetic. It's an actual prison. With spotlights, steel walkways, force fields, key cards, and guards that shoot lasers out of their staffs. The last time we saw the Netherrealm was in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, where it was just the standard fire and brimstone depiction of Hell. Either this is a more developed part of the Netherrealm that nobody's ever bothered visiting again afterwards, or Midway just quietly retconned it out of existence, which is the more likely theory."

    Web Video 
"Now, the elephant in the room, the thing that overshadows the actual game: Sonia Belmont.

Legends acted as an origin story for the entire Castlevania series, and is probably best known for being retconned by Koji Igarashi when he was producing the also-underwhelming Lament of Innocence for the PS2. This is also understandable, because during a dialogue Alucard basically says 'Yo, girl! Remember that time we totally boned?! How's that baby comin' along?'

Which would make Trevor, Simon Victor,
all the Belmonts related to Dracula. So this storyline was removed from the official timeline and, honestly, I am all the way okay with this."

"It's a movie so shitty that it's not even considered to be in canon with the rest of the series."
Spoony, on Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, FMV Hell: Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge

    Western Animation 
"Don't worry bro. None of this is canon."

    Real Life 
"The less said about Superman IV, the better."
Christopher Reeve, Still Me

"I would erase 'Twisted'. What the hell was that? And the one with the lizards, too. I’ve forgotten the title — blissfully. It was the one in which Robbie becomes a lizard and I become a lizard and we have lizard babies."
Kate Mulgrew on Star Trek: Voyager, "Threshold"


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