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In fiction, canon is the material accepted as officially part of the story in an individual universe of that story. [1]

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Alternate universe (fan fiction)

An alternate universe (also known as alternative universe or alternate reality), commonly abbreviated as AU, is the occurrence of canonical facts about the setting or characterization of a particular fictional universe being explored in a non-canonical way.

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Apocrypha are works, usually written works, that are of unknown authorship, or of doubtful authenticity, or spurious, or not considered to be within a particular canon.

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

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Biblical canon

A biblical canon, or canon of scripture, is a list of books considered to be authoritative scripture by a particular religious community.

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BioShock (series)

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game series developed by Irrational Games—the first under the name 2K Boston/2K Australia—and designed by Ken Levine.

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Buffyverse canon

The Buffyverse canon consists of materials that are thought to be genuine (or "official") and those events, characters, settings, etc., that are considered to have inarguable existence within the fictional universe established by the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Canon of Sherlock Holmes

Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Continuity (fiction)

In fiction, continuity (also called time-scheme) is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer over some period of time.

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Dinotopia is a fictional utopia created by author and illustrator James Gurney.

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC from 1963 to the present day.

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Doctor Who spin-offs

Doctor Who spin-offs refers to material created outside of, but related to, the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

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Expanded universe

The term expanded universe (sometimes called an extended universe) is generally used to denote the 'extension' of a media franchise (i.e. a television show, series of featured films, etc.) with other media (generally comics and original novels).

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Fallout (series)

Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games.

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Fan fiction

Fan fiction or fanfiction (also abbreviated to fan fic, fanfic or fic) is fiction about characters or settings from an original work of fiction, created by fans of that work rather than by its creator.

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Fanon may refer to.

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Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting.

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Fiction describes people, places, events, and/or complete narrative works derived from imagination, in addition to, or rather than, from history or fact.

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Fictional universe

A fictional universe is a self-consistent fictional setting with elements that differ from the real world.

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Firefly (franchise)

The Firefly media franchise is an American space Western media franchise created by Joss Whedon and produced by Mutant Enemy Productions.

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.

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Halo (series)

Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise created by Bungie and now managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.

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James T. Kirk

James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise, appearing in numerous television episodes, films, books, comics, and video games.

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Lucasfilm Ltd., LLC is an American film and television production company based in the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco, California.

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Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game series developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows, with the third installment also released on the Wii U. The original trilogy largely revolves around a soldier named Commander Shepard, whose mission is to save the galaxy from a race of powerful mechanical beings known as the Reapers and their agents, including the first game's antagonist Saren Arterius.

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Media franchise

A media franchise is a collection of media whereby intellectual property (IP) is licensed from an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program or a video game, to other parties or partners for commercial exploitation.

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Middle-earth is the setting of much of J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium.

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Middle-earth canon

The term Middle-earth canon, also called Tolkien's canon, is used to loosely define the published writings of J. R. R. Tolkien regarding Middle-earth as a whole.

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Narnia (world)

Narnia is a fantasy world created by C. S. Lewis as the primary location for his series of seven fantasy novels for children, The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Parallel universe (fiction)

A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained separate reality co-existing with one's own.

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A pastiche is a work of visual art, literature, theatre, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists.

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Peabody, Massachusetts

Peabody is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.

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A portmanteau (plural portmanteaus or portmanteaux) or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words,, p. 644 in which parts of multiple words, or their phones (sounds), and their meanings are combined into a new word.

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Reboot (fiction)

In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning.

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Religious text

Religious texts, also known as scripture, scriptures, holy writ, or holy books, are the texts which various religious traditions consider to be sacred, or central to their religious tradition.

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Reset button technique

The reset button technique (based on the idea of status quo ante) is a plot device that interrupts continuity in works of fiction.

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Russell T Davies

Stephen Russell Davies, OBE (born 27 April 1963), better known by his pen name Russell T Davies, is a Welsh television producer and screenwriter whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, Casanova, the 2005 revival of the classic British science fiction series Doctor Who, and the trilogy Cucumber, Tofu, and Banana.

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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Star Trek

Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by CBS and Paramount Pictures.

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Star Trek (film series)

The Star Trek film series is the cinematic branch of the Star Trek media franchise, which began in 1966 as a weekly television series on NBC, running for three seasons until it was canceled in 1969 because of poor ratings.

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Star Trek (film)

Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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Star Trek canon

The Star Trek canon is the set of all canonical material in the Star Trek universe.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 American science fiction film.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (sometimes abbreviated to DS9) is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe.

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Star Trek: Enterprise

Star Trek: Enterprise (titled simply Enterprise for the first two seasons; sometimes abbreviated to ST: ENT) is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original ''Star Trek'' series.

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Star Trek: The Animated Series

Star Trek: The Animated Series (originally known simply as Star Trek but also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek) is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe following the events of Star Trek: The Original Series of the 1960s.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation (often abbreviated as TNG and ST:TNG) is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry, that began in 1987, twenty-one years after the original ''Star Trek'' series debuted in 1966, and ran until 1994.

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Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship and its crew.

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Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the ''Star Trek'' universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 70,000 light-years from Earth.

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Star Wars

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas.

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Star Wars canon

The Star Wars canon is what is officially regarded as "canonical", or officially part of a story, in the Star Wars media franchise.

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Star Wars expanded universe

Star Wars Expanded Universe (SWEU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional material of the Star Wars saga, outside of the seven feature films, ''The Clone Wars'' film and series, and ''Rebels'' series produced by Lucasfilm.

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Suspension of disbelief

Suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief is a term coined in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who suggested that if a writer could infuse a "human interest and a semblance of truth" into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgment concerning the implausibility of the narrative.

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The Dark Tower (series)

The Dark Tower is a series of books written by American author Stephen King, which incorporates themes from multiple genres, including fantasy, science fantasy, horror, and Western.

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The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing open world fantasy video games primarily developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.

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Wired (magazine)

Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.

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World of A Song of Ice and Fire

The fictional world in which the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin take place is divided into several continents.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_(fiction)

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