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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 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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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 web content Which ones are considered to be canon?
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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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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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What canon evidence is there that Stormtroopers are/are not still clones?

Reading this article about The Top 10 Reasons Proving Boba Fett Killed Luke Skywalker's Aunt and Uncle, my nerd-rage started flaring as they claimed that Stormtroopers were still Fett-Clones 20 years ...
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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 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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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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Is Alien: Isolation canon?

Alien: Isolation is a 2014 video game telling the story of (unmarried) Amanda Ripley in search of her mother (Ellen Ripley), 15 years after the disappearance of Nostromo. So basically, these are ...
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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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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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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 the Doctor Who books canon?

Are the Doctor Who novels considered canon? Do they tie into the storylines, or are they one-off adventures/monster-of-the-week stories? I'm asking specifically about the New Series Adventures, ...
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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 canonicity of derivative works determined for Star Wars?

For all types of derivative works, namely: Movies Novels Comic books Other written works (including RPG materials) Cartoons Video games Derivative movies (such as the infamous Ewok movies and even ...
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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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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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Was the concept of The Doctor being half-human mentioned again after the 1996 movie?

Is the concept of The Doctor being half-human (as mentioned in the 1996 movie) ever mentioned again, and confirmed to be part of the universe's canon? Or was this thrown away in the 2005 series, and ...
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How can Star Trek: Countdown ever be considered canon?

I've just read this on the Wikipedia article for spaceships named Enterprise: The main setting for the films Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek ...
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Is the Star Trek (2009) movie considered canon?

While I think the Star Trek (2009) movie was pretty cool looking, its story-line wreaks total havoc with all the existing post original series content. I know that Gene Roddenberry was very strict ...
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How many confirmed LGBT characters have appeared in Star Wars materials?

I know that Moff Delian Mors (a lesbian woman in the excellent canon novel Lords of the Sith) is the first LGBT character in Disney canon, and Sinjir Rath Velus (from the abominable canon novel Star ...
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Are Doctor Who and Star Trek: the Next Generation canon-compatible?

IDW Publishing are bringing out a comic, Assimilation2, set in ST:TNG (presumably the TNG in the timeline prior to the events of the 2009 movie) featuring the 11th Doctor. Is the canon of these two ...
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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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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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Is Batman's 'relationship' with Wonder Woman comic-book canon?

In the Justice League cartoon, as well as the direct follow-on cartoon Justice League: Unlimited, Batman is subtly portrayed as being either in a relationship with Wonder Woman, or at least they are ...
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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 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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Was Smallville (the show) ever considered canon in the DC universe

I recently read this question: Has Superman ever been attacked by changing our sun? which asks about something that has not, to my knowledge, happened in any Superman comics, but did happen on the ...
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Are the various Superman/Batman/Green Lantern/Other DC one-off movies considered canon?

I just finished watching All-Star Superman and that movie seemed to go against basically everything I knew about the Superman universe. At the end of the movie: From what I know about the DC ...
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Is the Disney series of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes canon to Avengers timeline? [duplicate]

Is the Disney animated series of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes canon to the whole series?
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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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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 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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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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In what ways does The Cursed Child contradict established Harry Potter canon?

For those of you who don't know, Jack Thorne, has written a script called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set nineteen years after J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. As to be expected ...
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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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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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Is the Game Of Thrones Telltale game series canon? [duplicate]

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 ...
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What happened to new clones after the rise of the Empire?

This question applies only to the new Disney canon (The EU Empire continued to use clones and didn't retire them permanently until after Endor, so this question is irrelevant to Legends). As far as I ...
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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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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 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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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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How well does Shadow of Mordor fit into Middle-earth canon?

The 2014 video game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In it, an undead Gondorian Ranger named Talion is bound to Celebrimbor's ...
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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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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 ...