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Canonicity in the Star Wars universe is, as of April 2014 determined by a working group comprised of representatives of Disney and LucasFilm known as the Lucasfilm Story Group. The primary change made is that the old canon system (G-Canon, T-Canon, etc) has been nuked from orbit and only the original six feature films (the Original Trilogy and the Prequel ...


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There appear to be a number of "disconnects" of various types between the text and the game (even between the movies and the game). To begin with, in the text there was never a garrison of Gondor stationed at the Black Gate. The Rangers of Ithilien patrolled a strip of land a few days' journey south of the Gate, just west of the Mountains of Shadow (the ...


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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil was written by Tolkien and published while he was still alive, and it is considered part of his Legendarium. In universe, it is presented as a translation of some parts of the Red Book of Westmarch, the book where Bilbo and Frodo collected their writings. It is a collection of short poems, mainly unrelated, rather than a real ...


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Only the books are canon GRRM has said this on at least two occasions. angelos_l: I recently played the Telltale Game of Thrones game. I know that House Forrester exists in your books, so I just wanted to clarify: Is the information that we get about them and the Whitehills (their seats, their sigils and their words) valid, or is it only canon within the ...


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As Stu Wilson said, there's no "official corporate position" of JKR on the topic; so the exact hierarchy of canonicity is somewhat subjective and personal. Having said that, I would like to offer what my personal preference is, together with objective explanation of why that order was chosen. (For other commonly accepted opinions, see @ibid's answer) ...


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Updated Canon Clones were phased out of the Stormtrooper Corps and replaced with non-clone volunteers. Star Wars Rebels (out-of-universe confirmation) Pablo Hidalgo has confirmed that the stormtroopers are not clones but are instead volunteers, as of the events in Star Wars Rebels (which occur 5 years before the events of Episode IV). The explanation ...


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Note: Many smaller tidbits (example) are not mentioned in this list. Lots of these can be found on Accio-Quote Companion books Quidditch Through The Ages Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (both the 2001 and 2017 editions) The Tales of Beedle the Bard Book of Spells (stories and descriptions were written by Rowling) Book of Potions (stories and ...


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Yes - Both Chiss (and Admiral Thrawn!) are Disney canon. Timothy Zahn's Disney Canon novel "Thrawn" introduces them. Eli winced. A gift for the Chiss of the stories, that would have been a deadly insult. Thrawn was behind him, and he didn’t dare turn around, but he could imagine the expression on that proud face. “I do, Your Majesty,” ...


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No, no new information could be added. But "canon" in Tolkien is a very difficult matter. He was working on some of the stories for nearly 50 years on and off, and his conception of many elements changed significantly over this period. His son Christopher traces the development and evolution of some of the elements in his massive 12-volume History of Middle-...


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I'm going to go with no. Once Upon a Time is an alternate retelling of fairy tales, without altering their canon. The 'canon' Disney story of Snow White has not been changed by this series, nor has Mulan, Peter Pan, or any of the rest. This is an alternate take on every other fairy tale, I don't see why this should be an exception. As further evidence, in ...


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Not Canonically. While the canon policy of Star Trek is vague, and the best I can find of it is on wikipedia here or on the wayback machine from the official site here, it is still clear that media which isn't branded Star Trek is out since even media which is isn't necessarily in. Given what we know about Q, it is certainly conceivable that Q and discord ...


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No. Based on the maps seen in Star Wars II and III, the action takes place in a single galaxy but there are also several "dwarf galaxies" in orbit of the main galaxy. Star Wars II Within the wider EU there is mention of an "Intergalactic Banking Clan" that plies its trade between the main galaxy and its satellite galaxies. There is also a mention (in the ...


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I'll take a stab at this since I was so disappointed that they didn't try to follow the proper story more. Thorin wasn't late, he arrived with the group of dwarves who fell in the door when Bilbo opened it and that was the same time that Gandalf arrived. The dwarves brought a lot more instruments to play (I always thought that was a little silly and ...


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Officially, there is no official position; however I would list the following as canon in this order: the books associated works written by JKR (this includes Pottermore.com) jkrowling.com Interviews The movies I would not consider canon at all, even though they do follow the books closely, there are enough inconsistencies to merit removing them from canon....


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Note that many of these can be answered up, one way or another. Platforms 9 and 10 are separated by a metal barrier, not a brick wall He wheeled his trolley forward cautiously until it was right against the barrier and pushed with all his might. The metal remained solid. (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 5) GINNY: All you have to ...


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Nothing, and also everything The definitive piece of writing on Doctor Who canon is this blog post by writer Paul Cornell. I'm essentially going to be summarizing his post here, much less eloquently, but one section I want to quote directly is this: Nobody at the BBC has ever uttered a pronouncement about what is and isn't canonical. (As I'm sure they'd ...


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The short answer: It is its own canon, just as nearly every Batman that came before it. The long answer: Batman is one of the most prolific DC characters to date, and has had numerous different interpretations. You can read more about them here. Unless otherwise stated, these each fall into their own separate canon, including: Batman Comic Books The ...


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Tolkien literally did just that: In the first edition of The Hobbit, Gollum willingly bets his magic ring on the outcome of the riddle-game, and he and Bilbo part amicably. In the second edition edits, to reflect the new concept of the ring and its corrupting abilities, Tolkien made Gollum more aggressive towards Bilbo and distraught at losing the ring. ...


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Here's some quotes from Wikipedia's article on Star Trek canon (Bolding mine): People who worked with Roddenberry remember that he used to handle canon not on a series-by-series basis nor an episode-by-episode basis, but point by point. If he changed his mind on something, or if a fact in one episode contradicted what he considered to be a more ...


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The Tolkien fan community broadly agrees on three levels of canon: Works that were published in Tolkien's lifetime (so The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Works published after Tolkien died (typically excluding the drafts of Lord of the Rings; it's a rare fan who'll argue that Trotter supersedes Aragorn in the canon) Non-Tolkien works, like the ...


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This list should be complete as of December 2016, though it is very possible that some tweets were missed. This list was started by @Alexwchan using some Python scripts that used the Twitter API to get a complete list of JK Rowling’s tweets. Those scripts, in a very rough form, are on GitHub. This answer is now a community wiki. People should feel free to ...


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Short Answer: Did Batman and Wonder Woman share a more than platonic relationship? And was it canon? - Yes and yes. A brief relationship is hinted at in the DC Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited (You can see an episode featuring that relationship called "This Little Piggy.") They also considered a relationship in a previous continuity, Post-...


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There are a number of elements from the EU that were borrowed by George Lucas and incorporated into what was then known as G- or T-Canon; most notable among these are Boba Fett (who, as noted by Valorum in a comment on the question, originated in the Star Wars Holiday Special) and the planet Coruscant, which was created by Timothy Zahn for the 1991 novel ...


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Yes. All four movies are canon to each other. According to a Yahoo Movies interview with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, all four of the movies are indeed canonical with each other. There was a conscious decision to exclude references to the two original sequels (Lost World and JP3) because he didn't like them very much and wanted to recapture the ...


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I think the prime example of this is Douglas Adams. The three versions of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - radio, book, TV, and indeed four if you include the movie, which was made well after his death but based on his plans - all gleefully contradict each other. Was the Restaurant at the End of the Universe on Magrathea, or the Frogstar? Did the ...


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One of the things that is alluded to in the books is that several Jedi who escaped the slaughter hid themselves in places where powerful Sith/Dark Jedi had been killed. Yoda, for instance, was hiding on Dagobah because a powerful Sith had been killed there. There was something about the residual power of evil left there that was able to keep the Jedi ...


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It seems from the discussion here that the reason for the "removed from canon" rumor was a comment by Tom Paris in the later episode "Day of Honor" that he'd never made a transwarp voyage. However, his actual comment (from the transcript here) was "I've never navigated a transwarp conduit." A transwarp conduit was a specific type of channel through a realm ...


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There are numerous plot inconsistencies. In "The Squire of Gothos" (first season), they hadn't yet decided how far in the future the story takes place. Trelane's planet is about 900 light-years from Earth. He's reproduced an Earth-like environment from roughly 200 years before the present (he mentions Alexander Hamilton). An officer mentions that it's as if ...


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The Third World War (and its resulting nuclear exchange and subsequent unpleasantness) has been referenced in every Trek show to date. You may wish to note that it's been described very inconsistently, mostly because the show's writers seem to be somewhat at odds over whether the Eugenics Wars should be considered to be part of World War III or something ...


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Yes... You've answered your own question: Star Wars: The Old Republic, the BioWare-developed online game set in the Knights of the Old Republic continuity (ergo, Legends1) is still being actively developed, and has received quasi-regular story updates since the (April 2014) canon reorganization, as recently as November 2017. So not only can new Legends ...


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