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In addition to commenting out most of the Fan Works folder, see a post in a lower discussion for why, I also commented out a reference to Jack Kirby being a Trope Codifier as a Zero Context Example.
However, unlike the Fan Work examples, I believe this one can be rehabilitated. The key is that there is a single combined example for DC and Marvel Comics utilizing this Trope. If we separated the companies out, then we can restore the Jack Kirby reference as part of the Marvel example.
I think the part of Kamen Rider needs to be changed drastically. They are all part of the same franchise, so it doesn't really apply to this trope. It should only include it's crossovers with Super Sentai and the JAKQ vs Goranger movie. Furthermore, add in Gokaiger vs Gavan and Ultraman vs Kamen Rider.
Just wondering, why is it that Robotech is not on the list? Thought it would be a prime example...
I'm confused. The preface talks about retroactively placing two series in the same universe, but most examples seem to define the trope as any sort of crossover (which do not necessarily mean series' are in the same continuity!) or shout-out. I think this article needs a major rehaul...
Should we include a link to the Fan Fiction version of this Fusion Fic, on the main page or something?
8 Years and 2 Months late. But I have concluded that All But One of the examples in the Fan Works folder are either Fusion Fics or Patchwork Fics, with several also falling under the rubric of Fix Fics; and the one exception is a borderline one.
The Rule of Thumb that I applied is that if you (meaning the authors collectively) do not own the works being welded, are not agents of the owners, or had no hand in the creation of said works, then it is not Canon that you are welding; it is Fanon. Therefore, such works do not apply to this Trope. Rather, they apply to one (or more) of the types of Fanfic that I had mentioned above.
I\'ll run a list of which category the respective works are better expressed as later.
Archived Discussion from The Moorcock Effect:
Freemage: As this effect is pretty clearly meant to refer to retcons, I'm not sure it's fair to include the Stephen King example—his books have long been interlinked, if only very tangentially. Several books have referenced other parts of the "King Mythos"—just as a for-instance, Tommyknockers included agents from The Shop, which was first introduced in Firestarter. This would be more an example of what might be called the Lovecraft Effect, if it is in need of a trope.
Ununnilium: But the links were retroactively increased and tied into a specific mythos.
I'd say no. It creates a separate continuity, rather than inserting links into the original continuities.
Daibhid C: Since nobody argued with the above I pulled this:
I do like the idea of a cross-author Moorcock Effect, though; surely someone's written a book where Holmes meets Professor Challenger?
Really? I always figured they were written to be in the same continuity from the start; except for Dilation Sleep, and that one wasn't retrofitted. A Spy in Europa introduced the Demarchists, Galactic North introduced the Conjoiners, and Great Wall of Mars linked them together, so it had to have been one universe from at least that point on. —Document N
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