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What is the canonicity of the Warcraft “cinematic universe”?

So I just watched Warcraft the movie. I suspect it differs from existing game lore of the same time period. Just to be clear, I am quite familiar with Azerothian lore, having played WC III & WoW ...
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What Star Wars canon works relate to the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? [duplicate]

Back in the pre-Disney days, there was a wealth of canon works of various stripes that dealt with the Star Wars galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi. From the Dark Forces / Jedi Knight / Jedi ...
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Star Wars: Flying a spaceship, or, when is a movie scene NOT canon? [duplicate]

EDIT: Subsequent to a fascinating discussion with @Wad Cheber and @Mazura, I would have actually deleted the question, not because it's a dupe but because it moves into "unsolveable" issues regarding ...
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Why is the Hogwarts crest / coat of arms plus motto canon?

Specifically: why does everyone refer to the art that is reproduced at the beginning of most HP editions (complete with motto) as the actual crest of Hogwarts and not just like any other piece of ...
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What was taught in the third year of Hogwart's curriculum?

A series of questions covering each year of Hogwarts curriculum, also see: First year Second year As stated in the previous questions, I'm writing a fanfiction based in the world created by JKR, ...
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What is the canonicity of the ET movie's alien race being native to the Star Wars galaxy? [duplicate]

The ET movie's alien's race (hereby known as the ET race), is well known for making a cameo as a member of the Republic Senate in the movie. This cameo status, however, is out-of-universe. In-universe,...
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Is there a complete list of JK Rowling's Harry Potter tweets?

J K Rowling is pretty active on Twitter, and often enough releases new canon information there. However, the vast majority of her tweets are completely unrelated to Harry Potter. Is there any ...
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Which Harry Potter works are considered canon?

There are many different Harry Potter works including: books short stories movies card games video games toys amusement parks Which ones are considered to be canon?
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Which of these stories are in the same continuity as Batman: The Long Halloween?

I've heard some conflicting reports as to exactly which DC comics and graphic novels are in the same continuity as Batman: The Long Halloween. I know that Batman: Dark Victory and Catwoman: When in ...
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What is the chronological order of Warcraft canon media?

I guess I can assume Warcraft 3 and all WoW games are official canon, but what about books, mangas, and other stuff? Also, most of Warcraft and Warcraft II got retconed, right? So what is the ...
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Is there a widely accepted method of deconflicting various levels/instances of canonicity?

Star wars used to use a tiered system of determining what is and isn't canon, developed by Leland Chee, to cope with having multiple writers contributions. Chee also employs this on his Indiana Jones ...
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What is the canonicity of the new “Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales” TV show? [duplicate]

We've discussed the canonicity of the Lego Star Wars shows (Yoda Chronicles and the four Episodes (Empire Strikes out, Padawan Menace, etc) but what is the canonicity of the new "Lego: Star Wars - ...
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Did CS Lewis ever write other Narnia works?

Did C.S. Lewis ever write (or authorise) any other works that are canonicaly set in the Chronicles of Narnia universe? To clarify, I'm asking about works (of any length) besides for the main seven ...
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What's the canonicity of Lucas's former “word-of-God” statements?

In the past, many names, objects and ideas in the Star Wars universe were canon merely because Lucas said so, particularly somewhere in an interview (i.e., never appeared in the films, scripts, ...
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Who has creative control of Star Wars?

Before he sold the rights to Disney, George Lucas was the ultimate word of God in the Star Wars universe. Now we have a corporation who owns it. There are any number of writers and directors looking ...
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What does the inclusion of various KOTOR planets in G and C level canon mean for its canonicity? [duplicate]

This is the galaxy map found in The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary, sorry for the bad quality picture. You can see Rakata Prime included among most the canon planets and they even chose to ...
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What other Harry Potter related writings has Rowling written?

Which Harry Potter related writings has J K Rowling written (not counting the seven main books)? I'm ideally looking for writings set in the Harry Potter world, not writings about the books. (i.e. ...
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Is Shyriiwook still the name of the Wookiee language in Disney canon?

I'm reading the novelization of The Force Awakens, and the word "Shyriiwook" doesn't appear in the text. Instead, the book refers to it solely as "the Wookiee language". Is "Shyriiwook" still the ...
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What are the differences between old Pottermore and new?

What parts of the old Pottermore weren't carried over to the new Pottermore? Conversely, which parts of the new Pottermore weren't on the old Pottermore? (I'm only asking about the parts actually ...
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Is “Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir” part of the Star Wars canon? [duplicate]

I found this Youtube video that describes the fate of Darth Maul after his last appearance in the Clone Wars cartoons. It claims to be canon, although no source is cited, and I cannot be sure if the ...
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Is Star Wars: Clone Wars (Tartakovsky) still part of the official Star Wars canon? [duplicate]

Per this comment on a recent Star Wars question, is the 2003 Tartakovsky "Star Wars: Clone Wars" TV series still part of the official Star Wars (Disney) canon?
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Does The Force Awakens contradict any other Disney canon work?

I have no reason to believe that there is but I was just wondering if anyone found anything in either the movie or the novelization that simply contradicts any of the facts presented in other canon ...
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How canon is Star Wars: Battlefront?

The 2015 video game Star Wars: Battlefront is largely a multiplayer shooter. But it was released after the Star Wars canon wipe of 2014, so it's ostensibly canon. Obviously the accomplishments of ...
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How aware were the makers of The Force Awakens of Legends/EU Canon?

When Disney took over Lucasfilm, and announced the creation of new movies, current Extended Universe works were deemed to be non-canon. Interestingly though, there seem to be a number of plot points ...
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Are there authoritative (canon) sources outside the movie for information about the new Star Wars narrative? [duplicate]

After having watched the new Star Wars movie, I looked up info about the new storyline, and found some articles with details --for example, that Kylo Ren's lightsaber was made from a cracked crystal --...
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Which Doctor Who works are canon?

I have been watching a Doctor Who documentary and they mentioned that Paul McGann did audio stories so he wasn't just a one-hit Doctor (and that there are novels featuring his Doctor as well). My ...
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Whats the canon status of the Original Trilogy novelizations? [duplicate]

Having just re-read the A New Hope novelization (credited to Lucas but ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster), I was struck by how different it is from the movie in several places (mostly dialog, but also ...
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When did the original Batman comic series end?

We know that it started in 1939, and presumably ended somewhere in the 1950s or 1960s, but on which exact date and which exact chapter/issue of the comic series? By "original", I refer to when the ...
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Is the Star Trek warp drive canonically the Alcubierre drive?

The Alcubierre drive is frequently referred to in any and all discussion about FTL travel as "the Star Trek drive", but is there any in-universe evidence to suggest that the principles are at all ...
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Is there a source for canon changes and retconcs in Warhammer 40K?

Is there a definitive list of canon changes in Warhammer 40K? I've been reading some older source material, and some more recent codexes, and it is hard to keep track of what has been changed at times,...
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Are the illustrations in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition canon

Can we consider the illustrations in the newly released illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone canon? I.e. can we draw conclusions about some events, characters and similar ...
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Will Disney Allow New Star Wars Legends Books?

So, I know that Star Wars Legends books are no longer considered canon (and the EU was a mess anyway). That said, I'm still hoping for more books from that side of the universe (Grand Admiral Thrawn, ...
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Are Holocrons canon?

I was reading an answer here a few days ago that was talking about "Holocrons", saying that Kylo Ren might have learned the ways of the dark side from a Holocron. Are these Holocrons actual Star Wars ...
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Is “Fear the Walking Dead” canonical?

The new series Fear the Walking Dead premiered tonight, and I'm wondering if Robert Kirkman, the other producers, etc, have discussed to what degree it can be considered canonical.
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How is canonicity of derivative works determined for Spaceballs?

The movie Spaceballs has spawned several pieces of spin-off media including its own animated TV series, an "official" poster-book and a novelisation of the film. Has there ever been an official word ...
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Is there a way to determine the respective canonical status of Tolkien's Middle-earth related works?

It is almost always difficult to determine the canonicity (if that's a word) of different works within a fictional universe, but the problems are even more complicated in regards to Tolkien's Middle-...
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Did any of the 79 TOS episodes contain plot points that conflicted with preexisting TOS canon?

I was recently watching a long running TV series (not SFF) where one of the character's father was dead, but later in the series, he was alive and came to visit. With so many different writers, did ...
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Is the “Hulked Out Heroes” storyline canon?

I haven't read the storyline yet, but I have seen some rather compelling bits and pieces of it, and based on what I have seen, I really want this to be canonical, not a "What If?" type of alternative ...
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Is the content from the X-wing miniatures game canon?

I'm a big fan of the X-Wing miniatures game by Fantasy Flight Games. The game first came out before Disney changed the Star Wars canon to include only content created after April 25, 2014 and all the ...
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Is it canon in DC universe that it is widely known that Superman is an alien?

In the Supergirl pilot episode, Supergirl herself argues with a coworker about whether or not aliens exist. But that wouldn't make sense if Superman is widely known to be an alien in the DC universe.
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Is Game Of Thrones Telltale game series canon?

I am planning to give the Game Of Thrones Telltale series of 3 episodes so far a shot. However I am wondering if this series of games is canon. I have read here and there that this series explores the ...
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Will Season 10 still be canon after the X-Files television miniseries?

The X-Files: Season 10 is a comic book continuation of The X-Files television series and films that (apparently) picks up from where the film I Want to Believe leaves off. The first issue was ...
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What's Mandalore's history in Disney's canon? [closed]

I want to know what we know about Mandalore in today's canon. I know that Mandalore is shown in The Clone Wars but I don't remember they said anything about the Mandalorian Wars or any other past ...
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What Star Wars novels are still Canon? [duplicate]

With Star Wars Episode 7 being released this year, this obviously throws a lot of the novel plots out of the window, especially post Return of the Jedi. Which EU novels are considered Canon?
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Are deleted scenes considered canon? [duplicate]

There are a number of deleted scenes (specifically in the prequels) that add a lot of interesting information to the backstory of events and characters in the films. One that jumps out at me is the ...
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Having read Iron Man's original origin and seeing it mutate over the years, is it still considered canon?

After he was kidnapped by Red Chinese and aided by a Red Chinese prisoner professor, an injured Tony Stark was able to construct his first Iron Man armor. But before he could get it charged up, the ...
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Are the Marvel Star Wars Legends comic books canon? [duplicate]

On the 8th of April Marvel released the Star Wars Legends epic collection volume 1. Many people say any Star Wars comics that come under legends are not canon, but people also say that any new Star ...
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What's the relationship of Harry Potter Trading Card Game to J. K. Rowling?

The Wikia page doesn't seem to reflect on canonicity level of Harry Potter Trading Card Game. For myself, I'm defining canonicity on two independent axis: How much input did J. K. Rowling have into ...
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What comic books exist in the Marvel Movie Universe?

A recent reminiscence of the first Captain America movie made me stop and think about a very meta question. During this sequence showing Captain America playing stage shows as propaganda to sell ...
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Does 'The Twelve Tasks of Asterix' take place in the same universe as the rest of the Asterix books?

The Twelve Tasks of Asterix was an animated movie which was also adapted as a storybook, and released (in the UK, at least) alongside the other Asterix comic books. However, the content of the story ...