#1 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

People have always used that term on this site and I never could figure out what it meant.

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35030 posts) - - Show Bio

@RobocopSlayerT800: same thing as continuity

#3 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@RobocopSlayerT800: same thing as continuity

What does continuity mean?

#4 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Official, valid, what actually counts, what you should use.

#5 Posted by ImmortalOne (3537 posts) - - Show Bio

The official storyline. For instance, "Batman: Hush" is canon, but "All-Star Batman and Robin" is not.

#6 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

Official, valid, what actually counts, what you should use.

Ok, cause i've talked about movies and comics to friends and co workers before and i've even brought up stuff that happened in movies and cross overs and they never use the term canon or non canon, I've only heard it on this website.

#7 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35030 posts) - - Show Bio

@RobocopSlayerT800: If something is in "continuity" or "canon" it means that it actually happened in the shared universe that it takes place in, if something is "non-canon" or out of "continuity" it means the events have ether been retconed and no longer happened or they happened in an alt reality

#9 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

#10 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@RobocopSlayerT800: If something is in "continuity" or "canon" it means that it actually happened in the shared universe that it takes place in, if something is "non-canon" or out of "continuity" it means the events have ether been retconed and no longer happened or they happened in an alt reality

So how can some of the previous Batman comics be canon when I'm sure the guy who invented Batman is dead, so whoever else writes Batman comics cant make em canon.

#11 Edited by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Canon is what is the actual and true history of a character, team, universe, ect.

Alternate universes, imaginary tales, pre-reboots and some other officially non-recognized things are not considered canon.

#12 Edited by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

Movies are generally considered non-canon.

#13 Posted by YoungJustice (6919 posts) - - Show Bio

Valid.

#14 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman said:

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

Movies are generally considered non-canon.

Depends what movie it is, like the Nightmare On Elm Street films are canon arent they? Along with the Child's Play series.

#15 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

Movies are generally considered non-canon.

Depends what movie it is, like the Nightmare On Elm Street films are canon arent they? Along with the Child's Play series.

They are not canon where comics are concerned, if there are comic of said universes.

#16 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman said:

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

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@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

Movies are generally considered non-canon.

Depends what movie it is, like the Nightmare On Elm Street films are canon arent they? Along with the Child's Play series.

They are not canon where comics are concerned, if there are comic of said universes.

So you're telling me THE TERMINATOR movies arent canon? Cause if you think they're not, you're wrong. especially T1 and T2 = Canon.

#17 Posted by Grey56 (744 posts) - - Show Bio

What Marvel routinely loves to take out to dinner and never call back.

#18 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

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@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

Movies are generally considered non-canon.

Depends what movie it is, like the Nightmare On Elm Street films are canon arent they? Along with the Child's Play series.

They are not canon where comics are concerned, if there are comic of said universes.

So you're telling me THE TERMINATOR movies arent canon? Cause if you think they're not, you're wrong. especially T1 and T2 = Canon.

The terminator movies are not canon where their comic books and discussions about said comic books are concerned. Not interested in a circular convo. You asked. It was explained by several individuals. What you choose to do with that information is on you. Later.

#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35030 posts) - - Show Bio

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

Movies are generally considered non-canon.

Depends what movie it is, like the Nightmare On Elm Street films are canon arent they? Along with the Child's Play series.

They are not canon where comics are concerned, if there are comic of said universes.

So you're telling me THE TERMINATOR movies arent canon? Cause if you think they're not, you're wrong. especially T1 and T2 = Canon.

comics are canon with comics, films are canon with films. Films are NOT canon with comics.

#20 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by RobocopSlayerT800 (2341 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSwordsman said:

@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

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@RobocopSlayerT800 said:

@TheSwordsman said:

can·on

noun \ˈka-nən\

Definition of CANON

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>

So if Canon is something authenic of a writer of a book, then how can some movies be canon?

Movies are generally considered non-canon.

Depends what movie it is, like the Nightmare On Elm Street films are canon arent they? Along with the Child's Play series.

They are not canon where comics are concerned, if there are comic of said universes.

So you're telling me THE TERMINATOR movies arent canon? Cause if you think they're not, you're wrong. especially T1 and T2 = Canon.

The terminator movies are not canon where their comic books and discussions about said comic books are concerned. Not interested in a circular convo. You asked. It was explained by several individuals. What you choose to do with that information is on you. Later.

Wrong. James Cameron wrote the Comic, he created THE TERMINATOR...etc the comics werent written by James Cameron so they're non canon and yes the movies are.

Anyone who knows TERMINATOR, knows the films are canon.

#22 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

It means something is in the actual timeline of a main character or story.