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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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.
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What Star Wars Legends (EU) content has successfully become a part of Disney canon?

As we all know, when Disney took over the galaxy and executed the executive order to rewrite history, the only existing content to still be recognized as canon are the 6 movies, the Clone Wars and the ...
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How is canonicity of derivative works determined for Spaceballs?

The movie Spaceballs has spawned several pieces of spin-off media including its own animated TV series, an "official" poster-book and a novelisation of the film. Has there ever been an official word ...
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Is there a way to determine the respective canonical status of Tolkien's Middle-earth related works?

It is almost always difficult to determine the canonicity (if that's a word) of different works within a fictional universe, but the problems are even more complicated in regards to Tolkien's Middle-...
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Did any of the 79 TOS episodes contain plot points that conflicted with preexisting TOS canon?

I was recently watching a long running TV series (not SFF) where one of the character's father was dead, but later in the series, he was alive and came to visit. With so many different writers, did ...
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Is the “Hulked Out Heroes” storyline canon?

I haven't read the storyline yet, but I have seen some rather compelling bits and pieces of it, and based on what I have seen, I really want this to be canonical, not a "What If?" type of alternative ...
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Is the content from the X-wing miniatures game canon?

I'm a big fan of the X-Wing miniatures game by Fantasy Flight Games. The game first came out before Disney changed the Star Wars canon to include only content created after April 25, 2014 and all the ...
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Is it canon in DC universe that it is widely known that Superman is an alien?

In the Supergirl pilot episode, Supergirl herself argues with a coworker about whether or not aliens exist. But that wouldn't make sense if Superman is widely known to be an alien in the DC universe.
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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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Will Season 10 still be canon after the X-Files television miniseries?

The X-Files: Season 10 is a comic book continuation of The X-Files television series and films that (apparently) picks up from where the film I Want to Believe leaves off. The first issue was ...
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What's Mandalore's history in Disney's canon? [closed]

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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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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Having read Iron Man's original origin and seeing it mutate over the years, is it still considered canon?

After he was kidnapped during the Veitnam war by the North Vietnamise and aided by a North Vietnamise prisoner professor, an injured Tony Stark was able to construct his first Iron Man armor. But ...
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Are the Marvel Star Wars Legends comic books canon? [duplicate]

On the 8th of April Marvel released the Star Wars Legends epic collection volume 1. Many people say any Star Wars comics that come under legends are not canon, but people also say that any new Star ...
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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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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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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 does the Fantastic Beasts film series fit into the Harry Potter Canon?

More or less exactly what it says on the tin: How does the released and upcoming Fantastic Beasts film series, written by JK Rowling, fit into the existing Harry Potter canon? Do they have the same ...
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How does the new Star Tours even remotely fit into the Star Wars canon? [duplicate]

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 the Star Wars Holiday Special part of Disney's SW canon? [duplicate]

If you are reading this, you are probably twitching already, but I think it qualifies as a fair question because there is a lot of uncertainty about what the Disney Story Group will keep from earlier ...
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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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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 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 dual-...
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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 isn't ...
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Book Author, Screen Play Author, and Director are the same: Which is canon? [duplicate]

While recently reading the 1976 novelization of Star Wars penned by none other than George Lucas himself, I have found that there are several inconsistences between the novel and the 1977 version of ...
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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 X-Men Origins: Wolverine canon?

At the beginning of X-Men Origins: Wolverine we see that Logan (a.k.a. Wolverine) and Colonel William Stryker were working together by the end of the Vietnam War. For 5 years after the war, he lives ...
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Is “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” considered canon?

A friend recently showed me a scan from a Batman comic from Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, and we ended up discussing whether or not the events shown are considered canon. The Wikipedia ...
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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)? [duplicate]

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? [duplicate]

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. They appear to be set 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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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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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 ...