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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 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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How long is the alternate ending of Prometheus, and is it canon?

I just bought my copy of Prometheus on Blu-Ray yesterday and I'm going to watch it tonight. The copy I bought says it has an "alternate ending and beginning". I have two questions about this: How ...
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Knights of the Old Republic Canon [duplicate]

Are the lore associated with Knights of the Old Republic (and soon to be released Old Republic) video game considered as Star Wars canon?
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Are any Sci-Fi video games considered canon? [closed]

I believe the question speaks for itself, but to elaborate, I cannot think of any video games based on an existing IP that are actually considered canonical. For example, there exists a large library ...
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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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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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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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Are There Levels of Canon in Star Trek, Like in Star Wars?

Star Wars has different levels of canon and explanations for each level (movies, books, games and so on). From what I've seen in Star Trek, there seems to be one level of canon: If it was on screen (...
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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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Is this book considered canon in the Alien universe?

The Aliens Colonial Marines Technical Manual published in 1996 by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood is a very specific and detailed book about the Colonial Marines who landed on LV426, their weapons, equipment, ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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When were lightsaber forms introduced to Star Wars?

I've just read a question about Luke Skywalker learning Form IV from Yoda. This would have had to happen before Yoda died (maybe). I don't remember lightsaber combat forms being mentioned in the ...
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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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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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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 stories that are written in the Star Trek novels considered official canon?

The title really says it all. Are the novels that are written outside of the broadcast shows/movies considered official canon to the Star Trek universe? Are certain novels canon if not all are? Is ...
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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 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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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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Which Matrix related properties are considered 'canon'?

This question was inspired by one of the answers to a Matrix-related question referencing the webcomics. Are the Matrix webcomics (especially "Day In.. Day Out") canon according to Wachowskis or ...
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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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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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Dagor Dagorath (sources?)

Does anyone know where can I find the references to the Dagor Dagorath, the last battle at the end of the world in Tolkien's legendarium? I remember something in the Book of Lost Tales, at the end of ...
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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 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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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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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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What do we know about the Black Speech of Mordor?

We know the Ring Verse (Ash Nazg . . .), and single words like 'Ghâsh' (Fire). Do we know any more about canonical Black Speech?
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Are there any works of fiction canon in the Harry Potter Universe?

There are some works of fiction which treat other works of fiction as canon (for example, the race of E.T. in Star Wars). Are there any works of fictions (from a different author, of course) which ...
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Are Futurama comic books canon?

I recently noticed that Futurama has a comic book series. I was wondering if the Futurama comics are events that really happened in the Futurama universe or are they fake events simulated similar to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Was the coverup of the fall of Harvey Dent from the comics?

In Nolan's Batman movies (2nd and 3rd), Harvey Dent falls from glory Batman takes the blame Commissioner Gordon covers it all up. Was that whole taking the fall for Dent and coverup from the ...
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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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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 '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'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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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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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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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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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. canon [closed]

Is there a well-defined canon for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? If so, are the novels considered canonical? The main reason I'm asking is, I was wondering how canonical David McDaniel's explanation of the ...