On this site, there are questions that are often not directly answered by anything in canon materials. Sometimes answers need to be speculative. My question is, have there been any speculative accepted answers (based on the best available evidence at the time) that have been used in subsequent official (i.e. not fan-fiction) works? If so, what was the first instance of this?

I know this might be a bit opinion based, so I'll constrain it to any instances where this site has been specifically acknowledged or contacted regarding this.

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    Based on the positive meta response to this question being on topic, it will now remain open, regardless of any future VTC.
    – Valorum
    Aug 24, 2015 at 15:01
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    [snip] Please restrict future comments to those relating to the question itself, not whether it's on-(or off-)topic.
    – Valorum
    Aug 24, 2015 at 15:02
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    Presumed answer: Not on your lifetime. Nobody wants to get sued for plagiarism or lose a % of revenues. That's a reason many writers explicitly refuse to read fanfics. Sep 2, 2015 at 2:14
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    Not quite what the question is asking for, but just a few minutes ago I was watching Rick and Morty on Adult Swim, and in one of the bumps between commercials, they mentioned our own beloved mod, Thaddeus, and a calculation he is responsible for which explains how much money Bruce Wayne spent to become Batman. Thaddeus has an answer about that on this site, so the bump may have been an indirect reference to this very site.
    – Wad Cheber
    Sep 21, 2015 at 7:46


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