Questions tagged [continuity]

Continuity, in this site's context, refers to how continuous two different works in the same franchise are. This usually means consistency, but could relate to other concepts.

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What exactly happened to Harry Potter's magical family that they could not keep or support him? [duplicate]

Story wise and in terms of character, it's understood why Harry Potter, the protagonist of the titular series, is an orphan raised with his muggle (non-magical human) family. However, a recent ...
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Where are the mystics?

I looked up Age of Resistance last night, and some of what I saw kind of contradicts the original movie. Far as I can tell there was nothing about the crystal breaking, Aughra used to watch over the ...
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Is Iron Man: Armored Adventures a purely stand alone series, or does this version of Tony exist in some other universe outside of 616?

In 2009, Marvel created a CGI series. *Iron Man: Armored Adventures. While this was likely done to capitalize on the MCU film Iron Man that came out around the same time, it took an entirely ...
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Did the events of “One More Day” erase Mary Jane's pregnancy from the timeline?

The controversial One More Day storyline from 2008 famously altered Marvel Earth-616 history so that Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson were never married. In the revised timeline, a random mishap ...
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Did Thunderbolt Ross dye his hair after The Incredible Hulk and why?

Thunderbolt Ross was depicted with blonde-white hair and moustache in the movie The Incredible Hulk. But his appearance in this aspect was changed in other MCU films. His moustache became near black, ...
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How many comic book continuities are there in the Power Rangers universe, or is it one “Shared” continuity for all?

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have had a few comic adaptations, those most notably from Boom Studios. The story essentially takes the original premise nd even characters from the 1993 show, and ...
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How does Neo know the question “What's the matrix?” in the first place?

In the beginning of the movie, Neo follows the "white rabbit" to a club. There Trinity tells him that he already knows "the question". He does, it is "What's the matrix?" ...
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Is T'Challa still recognized as the Black Panther at the end of Avengers: The Thanos Cabal?

Being posted in reference to Chadwick Boseman's most influential role. In The Thanos Cabal: Avengers/New Avengers Vol 12 , our heroes within the Illuminati are presented with a dire choice: use a bomb ...
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Why does Kira pronounce Bajor differently?

I'm hardly a linguist, but it's impossible to not notice. Throughout the show, Major Kira refers to Bajor and Bajoran with a hard J, while everyone else (it seems) uses a soft J. Is there any in-...
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In-universe explanation for inconsistencies in Borg designations

In ST:TNG 523 "I, Borg" Picard meets Hugh. When Picard asks his Borg designation, Hugh responds that he is "Third of Five," using an ordinal number. On the other hand, in ST:VGR, ...
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Is there any indication that 2021's “The Batman” and 2019's “Joker” are in the same world?

Are these two DC films connected in much the same way Batman V Superman was connected to Suicide Squad? Or were they meant to completely separate takes on characters who happen to be linked in the ...
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How much time is between Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy's Law?

Phineas and Ferb aired from 2007-2015. Milo Murphey's Law first aired in 2016, according to Wikipedia there may or may not be another season at some point in the future. These 2 shows are crossovers, ...
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How did Rey find this structure intact?

At the end of Rise of Skywalker, Rey revisits a location we haven't seen since Episode IV, which had previously been attacked. Obviously, the attack is long past, and any remains were long removed. ...
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Does the new Netflix She-Ra recognize He-Man and Eternia at all?

Having seen only season 1 and part of season 2 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, I understand that it diverges in some major ways from the original canon. Up to what I last saw, no mention was ...
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Is Zack Morris's 'time stop' ability in “Saved By the Bell” a supernatural ability?

I've always wondered if Zack Morris's ability to stop time in the show was to be taken literally as an ability, or if it was just a story device. The latter actually would make more sense... but for ...
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When does Pug tell Miranda this?

I've finally got around to reading Wrath of a Mad God by Raymond E. Feist, and I just got to chapter 4 in which Sezu, the Emperor of the Tsurani, shows Miranda a note from Pug from the future. This is ...
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Why wouldn't Cylon Raiders immediately send at least one by FTL to report contact with military enemies?

In Season 1, Episode 9 "Tigh Me Up,Tigh Me Down" it is very clear that Cylon Raiders have FTL capabilities (since part of the main storyline is about that fact). Now one can wonder why that Raider did ...
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Is there a continuity error between “Half Blood Prince” and “Chamber of Secrets” regarding the time the Chamber was first opened?

In "Chamber of Secrets", Draco Malfoy mentions that the chamber was opened 50 years prior, and that it was before his father's time [at Hogwarts], and we know that Voldemort was the one to open it. ...
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Is what Rei said in the Altered Carbon episode “Nora Inu” a continuity error?

I've watched the episode ending several times and have not been able to figure out how this scene could maintain continuity. In the scene Rei answers "I told her it was because they gave me life," ...
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Does Transformers history still apply in the Bumblebee movie?

The newest Transformers movie, Bumblebee recently came out and everybody who's seen it has noticed that the Transformers look different than they did in Michael Bay's version of Transformers. My ...
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Was the use of “puddle jumper” in the Stargate SG-1 episode “Moebius” a continuity error?

When Stargage: Atlantis was launched, my wife and I started watching it, but we got tired of it fairly quickly and went back to just watching SG-1. From what we saw of Stargate: SG-1 in season 8, ...
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Which dimensions from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse exist in other works?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features versions of Spider-Man from various parallel dimensions. Are all of these "new" dimensions, or are they intended to be existing-dimensions within the Marvel ...
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SG-1 Torment of Tantalus: The book and universal language

Did Jackson or anyone else ever specifically ask the Asgard, Nox, etc. about what was inside the "book", the "atomic language", etc?
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Continuity of characters and timeline in comics during crossovers

When crossovers happen within titles we see that characters from titles which are not necessarily crossed over with appear in them. For example, the Avengers and their members appearing in Infinity ...
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Were there two endings to Conan the Barbarian?

Recently I watched Conan the Barbarian (the '82 film) on Blu-ray. In the final scene, when Conan sneaks into the temple to kill Thulsa Doom, the princess that Conan and company stole away from Doom ...
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Given the supposed time-line of GOTG Vol.2 why did Stan Lee claim to have been a Fed-Ex man?

Perhaps an overly pedantic observation, however, in the Guardians of the Galaxy cameo Stan Lee claims to have been a Fed-Ex man. This is presumably a reference to the Stan Lee cameo at the end of ...
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Why did Sirius get Harry an extra birthday present?

In Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 22 Sirius tells Harry the following: Crookshanks took the order to the Owl Office for me. I used your name but told them to take the gold from my own Gringotts ...
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How long did Harry's belief that he would live with Sirius last?

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 22 But the thing that was lowering Harry’s spirits most of all was the prospect of returning to the Dursleys. For maybe half an hour, a glorious half hour, he had ...
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How many times did the library fail Hermione?

Goblet of Fire Chapter 26 “There’s a way of doing it!” Hermione said crossly. “There just has to be!” She seemed to be taking the library’s lack of useful information on the subject as ...
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Why doesn't MST3K release its episodes in chronological order?

When episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) are released in packages on DVD, they seem to release them in a random order- one episode from a later season may come before one of the earlier ...
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After “Timeslides”, did the others remember a live Rimmer and a different hologram?

In "Timeslides", But, has the timeline been altered? So should Lister, Cat and Kryten from then on remember a past in which Lister and Rimmer both had been alive until "Timeslides"? If so, shouldn't ...
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Why aren't Rogue One's event/characters ever referenced later?

The events of Rogue One are of vital importance in the history and the subsequent success of the Rebel Alliance. I won't go into the details here, we know that the successful mission to steal the ...
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In which episode was the time when Star Trek: TOS takes place set to the 23rd century? [duplicate]

In the Star Trek episode "The Squire of Gothos", Trelane suggested he was looking at Earth of 900 years ago, in the late 18th century, making Star Trek set in the 27th Century. According to ...
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Was the mistake in the Falcon's cockpit ever fixed?

In A New Hope, as this video points out, the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon has 4 windows on the very front (not counting the round center one) when seen from the exterior, but only 3 when seen from ...
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How many different universes do the episodes of the 1995 Outer Limits occur in?

As far as I remembered episodes of The Outer Limits (the 1995 relaunch) had no continuity, but I was just reading the Wikipedia page for The Sandkings and noticed this section mentioning later ...
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How did the Doctor remember where he got Gallifrey's seal?

In The Five Doctors, the third Doctor confiscates a seal he incorrectly believes the Master has stolen. Although he plans to return it, later the eleventh Doctor has the seal in The Time of the Doctor....
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How many rebel ships were at Eadu, compared to the Death Star run?

Watching Rogue One the other day, and noticed something along the number of 15 or so ships (or so it seemed) ordered to attack the base at Eadu. I thought this was a high number, given that the ...
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Did Voyager “shave off” more years than were necessary?

Every n episodes of ST:VOY, we get to watch as the titular ship gets "years" taken off its journey through some benevolent being, or one-time-use technology. In the beginning it was stated that they ...
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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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Inconsistency involving Melnibonean dragons

Various sources (including the Stormbringer wiki) say that the dragons on Melnibone must sleep a hundred years for every day they are awake. However, in the book Elric of Melniboné someone points out ...
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Are there books in the other Star Wars movies?

One part of the trailer for The Last Jedi always puzzled me: We see one shot of what looks like a shelf of books - you know; with covers, spines, paper pages, etc. Later we get this close up and see ...
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Did Sheridan really destroy the EAS Roanoke?

In Babylon 5 S3E10: Severed Dreams, the station along with the EAS Alexander and EAS Churchill are attacked by the EAS Agrippa and EAS Roanoke, plus supporting ships. After some initial fighter ...
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Is Covenant canon with the first Alien movie?

This question is a little complicated but I will try to outline problem as neatly as possible. In Alien, the crew of the Nostromo land on a planet, find what we would now know to be an Engineer ship, ...
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Why do all G1 leaders look JUST like Optimus Prime?

Question for any Transformers G1 fans out there, why do all G1 Autobot leaders except for Rodimus and all the ancient Primes before him look like Optimus in a cosplay? In Transformers Beast Wars II, ...
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Why does Green Lantern call Supergirl “Shayera”?

In S01E01 of Justice League Unlimited, Green Lantern, John Stewart, is wounded while on a mission with three other members - Green Arrow, Captain Atom, and Supergirl (Kara Zor-El). Believing Stewart ...
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Is Batman: Strange Apparitions part of the post-Crisis Year One main continuity, and if so, why?

Batman: Strange Apparitions is a 1999 collection of Len Wein/Steve Englehart stories that were originally published in the 1970s. I've seen mention online of these pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths ...
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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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How did Voyager reach the wreckage so fast going warp 2?

In the Voyager episode Scorpion Part 1 (season 3 finale) our heroes are headed to a destination that is 5.2 light years away. Captain Janeway orders Paris to set a course and move at warp 2. According ...
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Is Tresina Lobi a Chev or a Chevin?

The Jedi Tresina Lobi became a semi-major character during the later years of the Yuuzhan Vong story arc. During the first meeting of the new Jedi Council, she was described as having the standard ...
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How does Teen Titans fit in with the Young Justice continuity?

Specifically, I am curious about Dick Grayson, as he's the Robin in both shows. The interesting part is thus: Cyborg and Raven from the Teen Titans are both founding members of The Justice League, and ...