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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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 ...
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Why does the Empire need Leia to give them the location of the rebel base?

Given the number of rebels they captured at the end of Rogue One who came straight from Yavin, why did Vader and Tarkin need to go to such lengths to extract that information from Leia? Just what ...
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How did Círdan have a beard?

While reading this answer, I saw that it says: In the Unfinished Tales Christopher Tolkien states that: In a note written in December 1972 or later, and among the last writings of my father’s on the ...
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Why does Captain Antilles in a New Hope say they're on a diplomatic mission?

Given the ending of Rogue One... Therefore why does Captain Antilles, while getting choked by Darth Vader, say: We intercepted no transmissions. ... This is a consular ship. We're on a diplomatic ...
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Which direction do the Winged Keys ( or Flying Keys) fly?

It looks like in the movie they are flying with the "handle" to the rear. But I've seen illustrations where it looks like they are flying with the "handle" forward. So which is it?
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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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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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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 did Admiral Paris' pips change between episodes?

Why does Admiral Paris in the Star Trek: Voyager episode Pathfinder have 4 admiral pips on his uniform, and in the season 7 episode Inside Man have only 3 pips on his uniform? Did he get demoted?
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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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Did Tom Riddle and Voldemort have the same wand?

This question caused me to think of another question. The books/movies establish that Voldemort (as well as Harry) has a wand with the incredibly rare Phoenix feather as the core. Voldemort's wand ...
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Nightcrawler in X2 and Apocalypse

In X2, it appears that Jean and Storm don't know who Nightcrawler is. In Apocalypse, they do. By my understanding, Apocalypse was set in an earlier chronological time reference. What's going on?
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Where does the “Spidey” comic fit in Marvel's space-time?

Marvel Comics is presently (May 2016) publishing a comic titled "Spidey", which depicts a teen aged Peter Parker early in his superheroing career. The setting appears to be contemporary, in spite of ...
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How did Newt graduate from Hogwarts if he got expelled?

JK Rowling revealed1 on twitter that Newt Scamander got expelled from Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling @JK_Rowling Dumbledore was a young teacher at the time Newt was expelled. He wasn't able to revoke ...
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Is SG-10's appearance in “SG-1: A Matter of Time” their first mission?

In SG-1's second season episode A Matter of Time, SG-10 is described as being on its first mission, with Major Boyd in charge. SG-10, a new field unit commanded by Major Henry Boyd and on its first ...
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Why are people surprised that Hogwarts is non-apparateable?

Most Wizarding dwellings are shielded against Apparation. “Professor, why couldn’t we just Apparate directly into your old colleague’s house?” “Because it would be quite as rude as kicking down ...
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Why did Snape need Filch's help to cure his leg?

When Snape gets his leg bitten by Fluffy, he goes to Filch for help. Snape and Filch were inside, alone. Snape was holding his robes above his knees. One of his legs was bloody and mangled. ...
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Is a distinction between “food” and “drink” ever specified as per Gamp's Law?

Quoting from Wonderbook: Book of Spells: Water-Making Spell The Water-Making Spell conjures clean, drinkable water from the end of the wand. Thus, with the Water-Making Spell the trained ...
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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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How many years was it between Dumbledore's friendship with Grindelwald and their final duel?

There is a passage in The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore which seems to imply that there was a five year gap between the time that (eighteen-year-old) Dumbledore parted ways with Gridelwald and ...
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Is there any continuity between X-Files Season 10 comics vs Season 10 episodes?

The X-Files Season 10 comic series started being produced in 2013 I think. This was before Fox decided to sponsor the currently running "Revival" episodes which are being listed officially as Season ...
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Has any character or setting introduced in a Marvel TV show gone on to appear in a movie?

As may be well known, there is a rift between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television. In general, while officially set in the same universe, the shows will reference the movies, but the movies won't ...
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When was Eros used by the Buggers?

From Ender's Game: Ender, look around you. Human beings didn't carve this place. We like taller ceilings, for one thing. This was the buggers' advance post in the First Invasion. They carved this ...
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Why does Pol Slattery switch Armies after becoming a commander?

When Ender first encounters Pol Slattery, he is in command of Leopard Army. The enemy was Leopard Army. It would be easy. Leopard was new, and it was always in the bottom quarter in the standings. It ...
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At which point in time did Ender start using the video room to study Bugger tactics?

Ender is said to have started using the video room for tactics after Dragon Army's seventh battle. At the end of the week Dragon Army had fought seven battles in seven days. The score stood 7 wins ...
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Why does Bean think that Ender grew up in Greensboro?

In several places in Shadow of the Hegemon, Bean asserts that Ender grew up in Greensboro. "We'll buy you new clothes in Greensboro," said Sister Carlotta. Greensboro. "The place where ...
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Why does Ender think Bonzo was the one who had made Ender jump through the gate immediately?

When Ender is observing Rabbit Army's instantaneous emergence from their gate during Dragon Army's their first battle, he thinks to himself that this was learned from when Bonzo Madrid had done this ...
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How was Ender already 10 while on the lake?

Ender was promoted to commander of Dragon Army, when he was nine and a half. "Content. He's doing well. His mind is keen, his play is excellent. Young as he is. we've never had a boy better ...
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Where did Ender spend his first month of Earthside leave?

We know that he spent his last two months in "the house that Medly's Mist-E-Rub built", between Lake Brandt and a "five-acre private lake". "You said he built the raft. How ...
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Why does Ender's launch group eat their first meal with everyone else?

The description of Ender's first meal in the Battle School, (as found in Ender's Game) shows them eating their meal at the same time as the rest of the school. Ender even talks to an older kid. (Mick) ...
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Why does Bean get homesick if he didn't have a home?

In Ender's Game (at the end of Chapter 12): Bean wondered about it as he walked back down the corridor to his own bed. The lights went out just as he reached his bunk. He undressed in darkness, ...
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Did any DC comics live-action adaptations cross over before The Flash?

In the premiere episode of The Flash (the 2014 CW version), Oliver Queen appears, played by Stephen Amell from Arrow. In the Season 3 premier of Arrow, Barry Allen appears, played by Grant Gustin from ...
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What happened between Red Dwarf series VIII and “Back to Earth”?

At the end of series VIII of Red Dwarf, "Only the good..."; This is followed by a placard, saying; The end Which is then replaced by; The smeg it is The next time we see the boys from the ...
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In the *Queendom of Sol* series, why was old King Bruno physically aged?

I just read #3 and am starting on the final volume. Amazon reminded me that it was March 2004 that I bought (and read) the first two, so maybe my memory is playing tricks... In the future story, ...
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What language does Greedo speak?

In the Clone Wars S03E04, Greedo speaks English Galactic Basic/Common. However, in "A New Hope", Greedo speaks... well, whatever he speaks, it's not English. What language is it, and also, does he ...
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Why are some villains in Gotham so much older than Bruce Wayne?

In the Gotham TV series, Bruce Wayne is 12 years old when his parents are murdered. The show then introduces a number of other characters from the Batman continuity who will go on to become Bruce's ...
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Does the ZPM regenerate power, or did season 3 have a continuity error?

In Season 3, Episode 8 "McKay and Mrs. Miller", the team completely drains Atlantis' only ZPM. Episode 9 takes place off-world. Episode 10 shows a fully functioning Atlantis (which is turned over ...
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Where does “Unearthed” fit in the Fringe timeline?

Fringe episode "Unearthed" was originally shown as the 11th episode of the second season. However, this does not make much sense, since According to the production notes on Fringepedia The ...
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Where does the new 52 start?

I haven't read any DC comics before, but started reading The new 52 series. I've tried various families such as Batman, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Red Lanterns, Green Lantern - New Guardians, ...
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Why is the “Arnold Schwarzenegger” terminator referred to by two different product numbers (T-101, T-800)?

In the original film, The Terminator, Schwarzenegger's character was a "Cyberdyne Systems Model 101". Likewise for Terminator 2 & 3. However, in the video game adaptation of Terminator 3, this ...
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Does new Star Wars continuity only affect post-Jedi EU? [duplicate]

I have read this press release a couple of times. In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars ...
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Why is the Redverse from the 3rd season more advanced than the one seen in the 1st season?

In season 1 towards the season finale, Olivia seems to cross 'Over There' unwittingly, and it seems 'Over There' is very similar to 'Over Here.' But when they cross over again (Walter, Olivia and the ...
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How did Secret Wars fit into regular comics continuity?

I’ve just read Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984/5. (Fun!) In it, a bunch of heroes and villains are transported to the far reaches of the universe, and (in a surprising turn of events for a ...
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Why did Jedi in the prequel movies use the Force offensively?

One of the Yoda's quotes which sticks in my mind most from the original series is A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack! To back this up we see Vader and Sidious using ...
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Has Beast always been able to transform at will?

In X-Men Days of Future Past Beast is obviously able to transform at will. However, in the few scenes of X1-3 he appeared in, he's always been depicted in his beast form. Can he transform in one film ...
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Could Green Lantern: The Animated Series be considered part of the DCAU?

I've been on a DCAU kick for a while (recently my local Wal-mart had a large stock of most of the seasons of the different shows), and while I was looking up a few things about the DCAU, I began ...
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Why did DC Comics change The Daily Star to The Daily Planet?

When Superman first appeared in comics he worked for The Daily Star (first refereed to in Action Comics #7, Dec 1938 ). Then in the 1940s that all changed, without any in-story explanation and ...
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How did The Doctor and Clara escape his timeline?

In the last episode of season 7, The Doctor goes into his timeline to save Clara. It ends when they see his war regeneration and Clara faints. Did I miss a special episode between that one and the ...
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Is the first season of Heroes self-contained?

I've been looking for a good series to watch, and my girlfriend suggested Heroes. Now I've heard that the first season is pretty good, but that the others are poorly written. If there are some minor ...
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What happened to Donna if the incident of the Daleks moving the Earth never happened?

I understand why the 10th Doctor had to wipe Donna's mind; or else she would burn from having a Time Lord consciousness. However, in the 5th season episode "Flesh and Stone" the Doctor suspects that ...