Discontinuity is when something that was a part of the continuity is no longer regarded or completely changed. There are a number of reasons for this happening (fixing a Plot Hole, changing it to cater to the fans, etc.) and whether or not the changes are canon depends on the person. Discontinuity is separated into three categories:
- Canon Discontinuity: Where the creators decide to write off something as no longer existing. (Compare Retcon.)
- Fanon Discontinuity: Where the fans want to pretend something doesn't exist.
- Negative Continuity: Where nothing sticks even within a single series.
One of the meta-causes of Alternate Universe.
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