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What's Mandalore's history in Disney's canon? [on hold]

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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How did the Separatists get to Coruscant?

At the beginning of Revenge of the Sith, we see a massive battle over Coruscant. It's pretty clear that this is the height of the Clone Wars. So how were the Separatists able to get so deep into ...
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Is it C-3PO or C-3P0?

A lot of people will interchange an "o" for a zero when speaking them aloud, like with phone numbers and postal codes, so I'm thinking this is the same here, but with nicknames like "threepio", I'm ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon?

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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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 ...
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KOTOR and Disney Canon [duplicate]

Where does Knights of the Old Republic and its sequels (KOTOR 2 and SW:TOR MMORPG) lie in the new Disney canon? As they are official Lucas Arts games and not just third party licensed novels or ...
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Could the Quadros 1 probe have been launched in 2193?

The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Emissary" establishes the existence of the Quadros-1 probe, which surveyed the Gamma Quadrant. Apparently it encountered the Idran system, close to the Gamma ...
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How will the Fantastic Beasts film series fit into the Harry Potter Canon?

More or less exactly what it says on the tin: How will the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films, written by JK Rowling, fit into the existing Harry Potter canon? Will they have the same level of authority ...
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How does the new Star Tours even remotely fit into the Star Wars canon?

Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but I have a giant problem with Star Tours, the ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. For those who are unfamiliar with it, you board a Star ...
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Did Disney officially call Legends/EU material “Not canon”?

I see plenty of (sometimes good natured, sometimes snide) comments that any content that used to be EU (C-canon) is not longer "canon" at all. Now, personally, to me this treatment seems incorrect, ...
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Is Gotham (TV series) considered canon?

Is the new Gotham TV series considered to be canon for Batman? The TV show introduces plenty of known characters from the get go (Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Catwoman, the Penguin, Poison Ivy). ...
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Is there any meaningful material in “Witcher” canon that requires playing games?

The Witcher is a multimedia franchise of books, video games, television series, and movies based around the written works of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. - Wikia I'm interested in trying out ...
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Is Once Upon a Time adding to Frozen canon?

The first half of season 4 of Once Upon a Time (OUaT) is making use of the characters and story from Frozen. Up until this week's episode, they'd been writing a story that takes place after the ...
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What level of canon are dual-phase lightsabers?

When writing up and editing a question about dual-phase lightsabers, it became apparent that their canon status is not a trivial matter. So the question is: What is the the canon status of ...
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What are the different Star Wars Canons? [duplicate]

I've seen many many references across this site to C-Canon, G-Canon and a couple of N-Canons when answering Star Wars questions. I assume G-Canon has something to do with George Lucas but what are ...
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How Many Batman Canons Are There?

When I see comic book questions, or questions on characters from comic books, they're invariably qualified with a "this canon" or a "that canon" only notice, which given certain characters is a fairly ...
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Is the Star Wars Universe just one galaxy?

At the start of the movie it says: "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." Does this mean that the entire Star Wars saga takes place in a single galaxy? To my understanding a galaxy ...
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Is the Voyager episode “Threshold” considered canon?

The Star Trek: Voyager episode "Threshold" is a popular target of ridicule. Its treatment of the warp scale appears to be inconsistent with the rest of the franchise, and its treatment of evolution is ...
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Is there doubt that Daenerys is Aerys II child?

So I'm re-reading the ASOIAF and I was reading GoT's when I noticed something I didn't pick up on before. Daenerys was conceived near the time of Robert's Rebellion/Battle of the Trident. I can't ...
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Is 'Time Crash' considered part of Doctor Who canon?

In the new Doctor Who continuity there is a 'minisode' entitled Time Crash. My question is, are the minisodes (or any other deleted scenes for that matter) considered canon evidence when discussing ...
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What is the canonicity of Lego Star Wars (TV Episodes)?

There was a series of Lego Star Wars episodes that aired on Cartoon Network a few years ago - "The Padawan Menace", "The Empire Strikes Out", and "The Yoda Chronicles". While these episodes are ...
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What is the history of the term “Canon” as applicable to speculative fiction?

According to what I read, the original usage of the term "canon" as applicable to a set of literature works from a creator was by Ronald Knox in reference to Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" works (in ...
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Are the Ewok movies canonical?

Are the movies, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985), and Caravan of Courage - The Ewok Adventure (1984) considered canonical, or just children's movies that happen to involve a Star Wars license? Some ...
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What's the significance of the open to the pilot of The Walking Dead?

The pilot episode of The Walking dead opens with Rick at a gas station. I can't remember why he was there (besides the obvious possibility of him getting gas). He encounters a zombie child, she rounds ...
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Is there any Star Trek material set after Nemesis?

I know of a fan-made series which I remember seeing advertised somewhere a year or two ago (Star Trek: Phoenix), and it got me thinking: is there any canon Star Trek material (I know - not the best ...
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Is the BTTF Series of games considered canon?

After playing the five episodes in Back to the Future: the game, I was wondering if these are considered to be canon, as they appear to be after the events of the movie trilogy (as Marty knows about ...
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Did Buck Rogers Starfighters Have Retracting Wings?

One of my favorite shows as a kid was Buck Rogers, and I always liked the design of the Earth starfighter in the show. I also had a small toy of the starfighter, made by Corgi, shown here: On the ...
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Is Star Trek Continues considered canonical?

I'm very impressed by the fan-made episodes of Star Trek Continues. I was wondering, since they are so well made, are they considered to be canonical? What would it take for the episodes to be ...
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Why do some people include Nemesis and End of Eternity in the Foundation Universe?

I've been reading Isaac Asimov's Robot/Empire/Foundation series recently as I hadn't read all of the books Asimov wrote within the series (I've been reading them chronologically starting with The ...
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Is the “Looming” of Time Lords Canon?

According to some books, procreation on Gallifrey was handled through "looms", a kind of machine that produced offspring. Looms were supposed to create fully grown adults. In the 50th Anniversary ...
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Did any of the EU material come from George Lucas?

Did any of the EU material come from George Lucas? More specifically, were there any details or facts or events that were: NOT covered in G- or T- canon works at all. NOT designed to set up ...
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Can dwarves and elves produce offspring (between each other)? [closed]

Given the changes in the new Hobbit movies, I was just wondering if a dwarf and an elf could produce offspring in Tolkien canon?
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is there a canon explanation for how Santa can fit down a chimney? [closed]

Santa is typically depicted as an obese man, or at least far heftier than a traditional chimneysweep. He also is known to visit homes all around the world in a single night, and is typically credited ...
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Is Harry's boggart still a Dementor?

Every HP fan knows Harry's boggart was a Dementor. Dementors can make you relive your most fearful memories. Harry's was exceptionally fearful/tragic. That's why he was so affected by them, and ...
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Missing text of “The Prophecy of The Chosen One”

Is there some canon source including completely the exact text of "The Prophecy of The Chosen One"? I am reading "The Jedi Path", but the pages containing the text are defaced, supposedly by ...
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Do authors ever create conflicting canon to irk fussy fans? [closed]

I know that this site is the haven for anyone who loves to dig deep into their favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Even for a new visitor, from scrolling through this site shows that there's an awful lot ...
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Which other movies are “in canon” with The Wolverine?

The movie "The Wolverine" (2013) covers, of course, Wolverine. Is it in canon with the previous X-Men movies? More specifically, which movies should one have already seen in order to understand this ...
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Is there anything that is counter-to-canon in ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’?

Having just watched Oz The Great and Powerful, and having read all of Baum's works and many of the related Oz works by other authors, I was struck by the number of subtle and not-so-subtle minor nods ...
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. canon

Is there a well-defined canon for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? If so, are the novels considered canonical? The main reason I'm asking is, I was wondering how canonical David McDaniel's explanation of the ...
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What canon level will the 7th Star Wars movie be? [closed]

The Holocron defines different canon level for the Star Wars Universe. In the end of the Wikipedia paragraph : Leland Chee, December 6th, 2006: "Anything not in the current version of the films ...
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What do we know about the Black Speech of Mordor?

We know the Ring Verse (Ash Nazg . . .), and single words like 'Ghâsh' (Fire). Do we know any more about canonical Black Speech?
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Are all licensed and published Battletech novels considered canon?

Are all professional Battletech novels also part of the official Battletech canon? The two works of whose canon status I'm not certain are "Far Country" and "No Limits", since they ignore fundamental ...
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Dagor Dagorath (sources?)

Does anyone know where can I find the references to the Dagor Dagorath, the last battle at the end of the world in Tolkien's legendarium? I remember something in the Book of Lost Tales, at the end of ...
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Do male elves have long or short hair?

I've noticed that almost every fan drawing of elves (as well as their portrayals in the movies) show them with long hair, both the men and the women. But did Tolkien ever write anything that proved ...
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Does a general vampire canon actually exist?

We can all more or less agree that there are certain characteristics of vampires that are required to make them "vampires" instead of, say, zombies, but I'm unable to find a general list of vampire ...
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How canonical is information appearing on main starwars.com pages?

We (SFF.SE) sometimes use information from starwars.com site to answer questions. As a random (well, latest) example: http://starwars.com/explore/encyclopedia/groups/jedi-temple-guard/ This looks ...