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Previous Trope Repair Shop thread: Needs Help, started by Merseyuser1 on Apr 14th 2018 at 9:40:58 PM
The "Mistaken for Broad Strokes" category was something that I was thinking about regarding the trope, the idea that fans will link genuinely unrelated series together using Broad Strokes when they were not meant to be part of the same universe. Both examples are of fans using broad strokes when it was not meant to apply. This is different from a production using it intentionally to explain inconsistencies.
The Incredible Hulk belongs in that section as well.
You seem awfully hung up on that and I'm wondering if you are understanding the trope at all. Broad Strokes has nothing to do with canonocity, but is about accepting elements of prior stories. If The Incredible Hulk was a complete reboot they would have retold the origin. It says right in the description (and has from the beginning) that the trope can happen in a Continuity Reboot. Probably like a third of the examples are already about elements from a story declared Canon Discontinuity bleeding into the new canon. Judi Dench in the new James Bond movies are a far more extreme version of what TIH did and it still counts.
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How well does it match the trope?