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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 Gremlins Board Game considered canon?

In the instruction insert within the Gremlins board game, there is a short narrative that exposes further plot elements in the Gremlins universe. Whilst the author of the narrative isn't referenced, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any “C-canon” non-game works that have N-canon facts?

I know the differences between G- and C- and N- canon. It seems that usually when people talk about C-canon work having non (or N-canon) facts, they refer to non-canon game endings/plots. Are there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Are any possible future Star Wars TV series considered T-canon? [duplicate]

According to the official rules, are any possible (assuming there will be any) TV series for Star Wars going to be considered T-canon like "Clone Wars"? Looking for an official answer based on Lucas ...
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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'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 details given about Grindelwald on the Harry Potter Wiki accurate?

I was amazed by the details about Grindelwald on the Harry Potter Wikia. I have only seen the movies of Harry Potter and there are very few details in them. So my question is thus: Are all of ...
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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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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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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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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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Does a general vampire canon actually exist?

We can all more or less agree that there are certain characteristics of vampires that are required to make them "vampires" instead of, say, zombies, but I'm unable to find a general list of vampire ...
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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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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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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 “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 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 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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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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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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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/...
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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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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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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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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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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 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?