Questions tagged [canon]

Questions about whether a particular work is considered to be official within a fictional universe. DO NOT USE this tag to signify you want answers to your question to be based on (some level of) canon for the franchise.

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Is there a definitive list of UNSC Ships?

I'm writing a Halo fanfiction and want to only use canon ship names. I can't seem to find a list online. Is there a definitive list of ships within the canon for Halo?
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Number of Lightsaber Battles in the Canonical SW Universe [closed]

Is there a site or a way to tally the number of total lightsaber battles that have happened in the Star Wars Canonical Universe (no EU)? I would assume to define a light saber battle as a battle ...
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What Duck comic artists are officially canon?

Carl Barks created the Duckverse. Don Rosa created "The Life and Time of Uncle Scrooge". Generally, all comics by those two artists are considered canon. Apart from those two artists, which other ...
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Is Agent Alpha from the MiB cartoon canon?

Agent Alpha, a human genius who worked for MiB, went rogue and started grafting Alien DNA and body parts to himself, was one of the biggest series threats in the cartoon. However, there was no mention ...
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Where does “The Edge Of Time” fit into The Doctor Who TV canon?

According to internet news reports the VR game, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time, even voiced by Jodie Whitaker herself is canon to the TV series. So where does The Edge Of Time fit into the Doctor Who ...
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Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide - what's unreliable?

All the Pottermore articles on Hogwarts are collected in a book called Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide. I understand it's a catchy title, but is there actually any information in there ...
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Is “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” canon? [duplicate]

After reading this answer, I started wondering if HP:WU actually is canon. I did some research and found two contradictory stories. From Wizards Unite Hub: "The events in Wizards Unite are ...
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Which origin fact is true about the Skeksis?

Between the Dark Crystal movie and the new Netflix series, the Skeksis’s origin became confusing to me. In the movie, it was stated that Skeksis came from a great conjunction, splitting up from a ...
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Outside of the DCAU, does Post-Crisis/Pre- New 52 Superman have a “super mobile”, ship or other form of protective transport?

In various media, we have seen Superman occasionally use a mechanical form of transport, more for its anti-Kryptonite protective properties than for travel. Most instances of this have been pre-Crisis ...
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Can the Green Lantern ring be used to locate a nearby power battery?

In the game Injustice: Gods Among Us, when the Justice League members are pulled into an alternate dimension, Hal Jordan sees that his ring is low on power. He then proceeds to use his power ring to ...
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Is Earth even mentioned in any Star Wars stories (including the extended universe)? [duplicate]

"Long ago, Galaxy far away..." and all that, but has Earth ever been mentioned in any canonical or semi-canonical SW story? If not, are there any explanations for the origins of humans?
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State of canon for Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi [duplicate]

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi was a 1997 Playstation fighting game featuring several characters from Star Wars and was noted to be set between the first and second films. In general, Star Wars kept ...
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Are “Star Trek: Section 31” books canon?

The recently released S02E03 of Star Trek: Discovery showed operations of Section 31, a secret defence organization of Starfleet. Section 31 was also mentioned in Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Some ...
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What is considered canon in Night Watch cycle?

I asked in this question whether Zabulon really loved Alica in the Night Watch cycle. The answers there inclines And that Zabulon is Now I am reading the Black Palmira's Face by Vladimir Vasiliev (...
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How can Finn pilot this vessel?

In The Force Awakens, it's mentioned at least twice that Finn is not a pilot. First, when Finn rescues Poe: Poe: Why are you helping me? Finn: Because it's the right thing to do. Poe: ...
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Is there a Howard-canon map of Conan's world?

In 1936 "The Hyborian Age: Conan's World", Howard laid out a somewhat detailed "canon" history of Conan's world, pre- and post-cataclysm. This included verbal description of the world maps and where ...
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Are the Harry Potter movies canon? [duplicate]

We know there are differences between the books and the movies (the Battle of Hogwarts, etc.). Which version is considered canon? Also, if the books are canon in cases of contradiction, are things ...
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Are the events of X-Men #245 considered canon?

Uncanny X-Men #245 reads like a parody comic, rather than a regular issue. This great comic has a host of ridiculous occurrences (near use of a 'Jean Bomb') and cameos (Boba Fett and E.T.). It seems ...
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Are the incredibles comics canon?

The film The Incredibles has had two types of sequels: the film Incredibles 2 and a set of comic books (can't find their plot on Wikipedia, just the title "The Incredibles: Family Matters"). I seem to ...
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What does Disney consider to be Star Wars canon? [duplicate]

I know the original movies, as well as I think the Clone Wars and Rebels cartoons were brought forward. I know Disney's movies are canon, and I assume the books being released after Disney purchase ...
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Have authors ever rewritten their early books to fit future canon in scifi and fantasy works? [closed]

In the movie industry there is at least one example (Star Wars) of a franchise where early installments were edited post factum to fit the canon of future releases. However, it is quite hard to edit ...
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Is there an official Street Fighter canon?

The announcement of a new Street Fighter TV series got me wondering, what is considered "official" canon in the "Street Fighter Universe"? Is there any such thing? My guess is that every property has ...
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Is “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” canon?

So I understand that The Elder Scrolls: Legends takes place in 4E 175 during the Great War, but is it canon at all?
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Is there a canon in the Star Trek universe? [duplicate]

Most of the time star trek delved into time travel, it was to correct history and keep the future/present the same. But the new Star Trek movies starring Chris Pine had history altered, and this means ...
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Is there a single canon explanation for Superman's strengths and weakness?

Across all of Superman canon (comics, movies, TV series), explanations for both Superman's superhuman abilities and his vulnerability to kryptonite have been made multiple times. Are they always in ...
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Can content still be added to Star Wars Legends continuity?

After reading this article about some Legends content still being produced, along with the SWTOR still being available to play, does this mean that content can be added to Star Wars Legends (such as ...
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What of Han Solo's pre-ANH past was revealed as canon prior to the release of Solo?

Before Solo is released, how much of Han Solo's past before meeting Luke and Obi-Wan in Mos Eisley is canon? There are some pieces that are mentioned in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, ...
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Where does 'Krypton' fit in the DCEU?

The upcoming and highly anticipated mini-series Krypton is due to be released in 2018. Now from the recent trailer, we can see that the set design looks very similar to the Krypton shown in Zack ...
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How is canon determined for the works set in the world of ASOIAF?

George R. R. Martin brought the world of ASOIAF (henceforth called Planetos) to the public when he published his first book A Game of Thrones in 1996. He would go on to write 4 more books over 15 ...
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Are the stories in “From A Certain Point of View” considered canon?

In October 2017, Del Rey/Penguin Random House published From a Certain Point of View, a collection of short stories narrating key events in Star Wars from the perspective of minor characters. Are ...
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Is “The Adventures of Tom Bombadil” considered official canon?

I recently came across the book "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" and was wondering if this can be seen as official canon. To my knowledge, after the death of J.R.R. Tolkien, his son Christopher edited ...
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Are Pablo Hidalgo's Tweets Canon?

I sometimes see Wookieepedia articles citing Pablo Hidalgo's (a member of Lucasfilm Story Group) tweets. Are his tweets canon?
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Is the Elektra film in the same continuity as Marvel's The Defenders?

In the movie Elektra, with Jennifer Garner, she was called "The Treasure", in which she was an assassin trained by Stick that could resurrect the dead. Does that story have anything to do with the ...
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Where do the Game of Thrones graphic novels stand in the chronological reading order?

Do the 4 volumes of the graphic novels The Game of Thrones fall anywhere chronologically or are they more standalone? Where do they stand in any suggested reading order, chronological or otherwise? ...
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Are Chiss in Disney canon?

I'm fairly familiar with which Star Wars properties are/aren't considered Disney canon; I was thinking about it yesterday and realized that I can't think of a single appearance of the Chiss race in ...
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What are all the various Doctor Who continuities?

I know that Doctor Who does not have a canon, but it does have a continuity, or several continuities. From what, I know, there's: The TV series (1963-1989), (2005-present) and its spin-offs ...
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Are either the Stargate Atlantis: Legacy novels or Stargate Atlantis: Back to Pegasus comic books official canon continuations of the show?

Stargate Atlantis ended after five seasons, but there are currently two storylines that tell the tale of what happened afterwards. The first storyline was the eight novel series Stargate Atlantis: ...
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Does Men in Black belong in any Marvel canon?

I am aware that the Men in Black comic book series is owned by Malibu Comics, which itself was bought out by Marvel. Because of this weird ownership, does the series belong in any Marvel continuity or ...
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Does the concept of t'hy'la ever appear in any of the series?

A piece of Star Trek lore that appears commonly in fan-fiction is that of t'hy'la, which is a friend, brother, and/or lover. From what I've read, this was introduced by Gene Roddenberry in a footnote ...
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Does Tolkien's Legendarium have tiers of canonicity? [duplicate]

Many big Sci-Fi and Fantasy works, such as Harry Potter and Star Wars, have so much material spanning multiple media types that they have to be pruned every now and again and redefine different levels ...
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What is considered canon for Pirates of the Caribbean?

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is comprised of five feature films and one short film, two book series for young readers and one novel written for adults, a number of video games, and of course ...
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Apparent Earth-Centricity of the Federation [duplicate]

AFAIK, the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet both have their headquarters on Earth and it is somewhat implied to be where it all started. I'm not sure about that second point -- there's ...
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How canon are the 1993-1995 Witcher comic books?

I have recently acquired some digital copies of 6 issues of the Witcher comics that were published from 1993 to 1995. Sadly, they were in Polish, so more digging was required to find a Russian (fan-)...
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What's the difference between alternate continuity, alternate universe and how does this work with regard to multiverses? [closed]

As I understand it, an alternate universe is a world similar to ours, but not quite the same, and that in a universe, there is only one of everything, but a multiverse has several. One term I have ...
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Are the adamantium rules from previous Wolverine movies now not canon after “Logan”?

In Logan, we see that But in previous Wolverine movies, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Adamantium bullets did not kill Wolverine The Wolverine the Silver Samurai had to have super heated Adamantium to ...
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Does The Dig (1995) take place in the Star Wars universe?

In The Dig there is that alien lobster-monster. When discussing the evolution on the alien planet, a sentient alien says that "that one didn't evolve; it was made." (Or something like that. I don't ...
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Was stealing the Death Star plans really this complicated (in Legends)?

I always knew there were several different versions of the theft of the Death Star plans but my understanding was that before Disney, one of those many stories was granted "official" status and the ...
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Did anyone at LucasFilm acknowledge specific cases of borrowing from EU/Legends?

We know that Lucasfilm officially stated that they would use Legends/EU materials as (re)sources for new Disney canon: Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content ...
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Which shot first on screen, the Tantive IV or the Devastator in the original Star Wars?

I check the first copy I could find online and the first blast I saw turned the screen white. Given that the Tantive IV was moving away from the camera, the shot must have originated with it since ...
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Are all of these Clone Wars books Canon in the current Star Wars lore? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out which novels are canon and everywhere I go I find different answers even on the subredit for star wars. The best resource I've found is: https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/...