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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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Canon inconsistency regarding Star Trek warp drive

In the prologue to the ST:TNG episode "Conspiracy", Riker gives the order "Increase to warp six", to which LaForge replies "Aye sir, full impulse". What is going on with these lines of dialog? Was it ...
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Is there any definition of canon for Lost in Space?

A number of TV and movie series in the science fiction and fantasy genres have specified canon. This tells us what is absolutely true in that world/universe and what may be legends or could be true ...
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How canon are the comics?

When I read the new Star Trek comics (for the Kelvin timeline) I wondered only one thing: How canon are they? (in regards to the film-series)
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What is canon/in continuity in DC Rebirth?

Also, how does DC rebirth affect the continuity of green lantern?
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Star Trek: Is the Post-Atomic Horror still canon?

I can't say I've seen every episode of Star Trek. I've dabbled in Enterprise, Voyager and DS9 (mainly Voyager and Enterprise). But the first episode of TNG made it fairly clear that in the past, most ...
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What has J.K. Rowling said is “canon”?

Considering how all the answers to this question say that there is no such thing as Harry Potter canon, but the answers to this question point out that Cursed Child has been called "canon", I would ...
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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 Cursed Child canon to the original story? [duplicate]

From what I am hearing the stage-play called The Cursed Child is based on the characters from the Harry Potter series. It is set 19 years from the end of Deathly Hallows (i.e. When Harry's children ...
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In Enterprise canon in the same timeline of Beyond? [duplicate]

We know that the accident that causes the universes of Star Trek to diverge happend in the XXIII century. We also know that everything that happens after it (and so TOS, TNG, DS9 and VOY) is set in ...
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Why is time in the galaxy far far away described by reference to Yavin rather than Endor?

In the Star Wars universe, dates are usually given as "[number of years] BBY" or "[number of years] ABY" - that is, X years "Before the Battle of Yavin" or X years "After the Battle of Yavin". The ...
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Canon destiny of Fox father in the original SNES era games

Notice: this question is about the original Star Fox saga started in the SNES era. The recent Wii-U reboot seem to have changed some of the original plot - including the elements I am asking about. ...
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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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Marvel now! (Reboot) canon

Is marvel rebooting (again) after civil war 2 and going back to the name marvel now? If so will all the old marvel now titles be in continuity? Thanks!
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Are all four of the Jurassic Park films canon?

Do the four current films set in the "Jurassic Park Universe" share the same canon universe? For the first three films (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III) I think ...
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What is considered canon in Batman? [duplicate]

There are a lot of Batman movies, comics, games etc. that I am interested in delving into. But I have no idea what is canon. For example, think of the origin of Bane. In the movies from the '80s, ...
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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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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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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, and ...
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Is there a complete list of JK Rowling's Harry Potter tweets? [closed]

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 web content 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 include ...
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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 (2015)?

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 Batman’s creators last contribute to the comic series?

We know that the Batman comic series started in 1939, and presumably ended somewhere in the 1950s or 1960s, but which exact chapter/issue of the comic series was the last one where the original Batman ...
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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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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 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.