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Fanon is a body of popular suppositions and theories accepted by fans concerning the Doctor Who Universe. It is a portmanteau of the words "fan" and "canon".

Fanon often gets confused for "canon", even if it is not supported by evidence either on screen or in print.

Some fanon derives from from non-canon sources such as The Doctor Who Role Playing Game, which, for example, made the Master, the Monk and the War Chief into the same Time Lord.

Some fan theories, such as the Season 6B theory, while not as yet confirmed on screen, have been supported by expanded universe spin-offs such as novels (which are of uncertain canonicity). Others, such as the question raised by DW: Planet of Fire as to whether the Doctor and the Master are actually brothers, have been denied by off-screen sources, if not necessarily on screen.

When stories break fanon conventions, it can cause controversy. A longstanding piece of fanon is the supposition that the Doctor, due to his alien nature, is incapable of romance or sexual attraction. Despite the existence of a granddaughter, and occasional minor references during the early years of the show, much of this supposition stems from the Fourth Doctor's odd reference to Countess Scarlioni in DW: City of Death as "a beautiful woman, probably," as well as the 1963-89 series' general aversion to including romantic entanglements due to its long-standing image as a children's program. The Doctor Who telefilm of 1996 was controversial with some fans because it showed the Eighth Doctor kissing Grace Holloway twice, the latter in an unambiguously romantic way, which was accused of violating canon, even though it only violated fanon. (The revived series has since thoroughly rendered this piece of fanon moot by featuring later Doctors in numerous romantic situations and entanglements; several novels published since 1991 have also featured romantic situations for the Doctor previously considered taboo; examples include Human Nature and the conclusion of The Dying Days.)

An example of fanon stemming from the series revival is the question of "TARDIS coral". Fans have come to use this term to refer to pieces of TARDIS obtained by Jack Harkness (Torchwood) and the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor (DW: Journey's End - deleted scene). In fact, as of July 2009 no episode has ever used the term to describe these objects, nor have any close-ups indicated whether they are, indeed, coral-like. The issue is further muddied by the fact the Journey's End reference was deleted from the final episode, raising the question of its canonicity.

When fanon becomes canon

There is precedent for "fanon" to cross over into official "canon". The aforementioned Season 6B theory comes close, having been featured in a BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel and endorsed by former script editor Terrance Dicks (who wrote the book in question, World Game); the BBC has never made a firm proclamation regarding whether novels and other spin-off works should be considered canonical.

In the Star Trek franchise, a recent example of fanon becoming canon involves Lt. Uhura's first name. For decades, fans postulated that it was Nyota, and this was supported by Uhura actress Nichelle Nichols and was also mentioned in numerous novels and comic book spinoffs. However, Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, along with Trek franchise owner Paramount Pictures, set firm rules on what is considered canon in the Trek franchise -- live-action TV and film productions only. But in the 2009 Star Trek film, the name Nyota was used on screen, rendering it canon. It remains to be seen if a future Doctor Who episode may do likewise with a piece of longstanding fanon.

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This article is about the character Eliot Fanon. You may be looking for fan fiction.
Species: Human
Gender: male
Hair color: black (graying)
Born: 24th century
Affiliation: Federation
Other relatives: Lars Van Allsburg (maternal great-great-grandfather)
Occupation: officer
Assignment: CO, USS Himori
Rank: captain
Insignia: Badge insignia.
Collar rank insignia.

Captain Eliot Fanon was a 24th century Human Starfleet officer who served as the commanding officer of the Federation starship USS Himori around the year 2370. A tall, dark-skinned Human, Fanon was beginning to show his age with thinning, graying hair. Fanon considered Deneva II to be his home when not in fleet service, and was fluent in Federation Standard. Fanon came from a long line of military officers, including great-great grandfather Captain Lars Van Allsburg, who fought in the 22nd century Earth-Romulan War.

Captain Fanon had a reputation as one of the Federation's most vigilant "border captains" keeping a watchful eye along the Romulan Neutral Zone, having served on vessels along that border for over thirty years of his Starfleet career. As a captain, Fanon was known for running a tight ship, forbidding his officers from indulging in alcohol or synthehol. During his career as a commander along the border with the Romulan Star Empire, Fanon had seen combat with Romulan vessels a few times, including a three-warbird ambush that he barely escaped from. Fanon was not hateful of his Romulan adversaries, but was constantly wary of their intent against the Federation. Fanon's contemplative, dour demeanor was a great asset as a commander, but his one failing was his tendency to go to extremes to protect the Federation, sometimes in ignorance of its laws.

Fanon had earned the Starfleet Medal of Honor. (TNG roleplay module: A Fragile Peace)

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Fanon is the slang term used for Fan fiction (Fanfiction, Fanfic, etc.).

Fanon articles are articles where the user who writes them is writing them from their imagination, so the information is not from an official, verifiable source. This is against Halopedia's policies, and there is a specific Halo Fanon wiki, specifically for fanon. Fanon can be anything made up about Halo, such as universes, locations, people, species, and anything about the Halo universe that is made up, un-verifiable, or un-official.

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This category includes all serious materials created by fans and clearly labeled or obviously nonofficial, including fansites, fan videos, fanfiction, theories, fan art and maps. In its usage on this site, fanon is broadly inclusive of all fan material (not just spin-off), including reference and community-organizing materials created by fans, which are not humorous or parodic in nature (to differentiate it from parody). Also, this category can be differentiated from hoax, which is fake information created by fans, but which intentionally intends to fool others into believing it is part of official canon.

The template {{fanon}} should be added to the top of these articles, which will automatically force inclusion into this category.


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 4 total.



Pages in category "Fanon"

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The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See for the canon Star Trek wiki.

Fanon is a "fact" or ongoing situation related to television programs, books, films, or video games that has been used so much by fan writers or among fandom that it has been more or less established as having happened in the fictional world, but which does not appear in any official work from the original authors, scriptwriters or producers. Fanon is a portmanteau of fan and canon.

The term is sometimes used pejoratively by purists to refer to such explanations as faulty or illogical given the nature of a story, or "common lore" copied amongst fans, especially in webpage proliferation, that actually contradicts a simpler explanation that was even alluded to in canon. This is especially common for foreign works, resulting when they are mistranslated or when backstory and exposition elsewhere in a work has not been ported over (for example, manga that was associated with a commercial anime, but of which only one has been translated).

Fanon is sometimes well-known by creators and may even be accepted as true (or at least as a reasonable explanation) to something they have not explicitly explained. On the other hand, some creators of serial works introduce facts in subsequent installments of their work which invalidate specific fanon.

In a series with a substantial expanded universe (official, but not necessarily canon, additions to the series proper), such as the Star Trek expanded universe, elements of fanon sometimes become established as part of the expanded canon; this is particularly common when fans become contributors to the expanded universe.

A variation of fanon is "personal canon", which is a set of "fanon"-like facts that are accepted as canon by an individual fan or a group of fans. Proponents of "fanon" or "personal canon" have been known to be offended when these terms are used, as "fanon" facts have often become better accepted than canon. This is widespread among Star Trek fans; for example, Star Trek: Enterprise is rejected by many Trek fans on the basis that it violates "fanon" regarding the history of the Federation (rather than canon facts seen on earlier series). Similarly, some Trek fans have also seen fit to reject and "decanonize" individual episodes or films that don't fit with their vision of the Star Trek universe (or, alternately, the perceived vision of Star Trek's late creator, Gene Roddenberry). Some consider such a selective view elitism, or simply an egotistical way to label stories one simply didn't like very much. Most recently, many Star Trek fans have indicated that they choose not to accept the finale episode of Enterprise, "These Are the Voyages", as canon, for reasons ranging from anger over the fate of a major ongoing character to the fact that it was written by the series' unpopular creators to the perception of the episode as being insulting to fans of Enterprise (a perception shared by some of the Enterprise cast members).

Fanon can also be true for one version of the story, but not in another. For instance, fanon for a Japanese anime and manga series may be true in a manga version of a series, but not an anime version of a series, or vice versa.


Adapted from fanon (fiction) article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia..

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

This article is about unofficial fiction. You may be looking for Sean Fannon.

The term Fanon is a portmanteau of "fan" and "canon". The term is used to refer to non-canon commonly confused as canon or to fan-made Star Wars fiction. Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and often abbreviated to fanfic) is a fiction written by fans that takes place in the Star Wars universe. Such fiction is never regarded as canon.


Fanon assumed as canon

Some fanon is considered "community wide". It applies to certain "facts" that may have been accepted as a truth by a large number of fans, although not necessarily true, and thus either replaces an established canonical fact in the minds of those fans, or fills a plot-hole.

One example of this form of canon is the mystery of Palpatine's first name; many fans have adopted "Cos" as the Emperor's first name, from early drafts of George Lucas's work.

Fanon made official canon

Fanon is occasionally adopted by Expanded Universe authors, such as the existence of the 501st Legion, and so becomes canonical. The What's the Story? competition invites members of the Hyperspace fanclub to submit fan written backstories to selected characters, the best of which will be accepted as the official backstories and entered into the database. This is one of the very few examples where fanon is systematically introduced into the canonical continuity. The selected submissions, however, are typically of a high quality and credibility.

Fanon which is accepted officially as part of the Star Wars canon ceases to be fanon.

Individual fanon

Fanon can also take the form of personal beliefs held by individuals. In this case, an individual may create an expansive backstory, possibly a fan fiction, which he or she accepts as "true."

Individual fanon may also have the form of a fan fiction providing a backstory for a character invented by the individual fan. These characters often have a type of Mary Sue nature, and in many cases it seems that the creators of such fanon project parts of their own personality onto the character, such that they can live partially in the Star Wars universe as a form of escapism. Often these characters interact with the canonical main characters and participate in key events, often playing a central role. In the perspective of Wookieepedia, this becomes fanon when the creators attempt to integrate this character into the official canon by adding it to existing articles or creating one relating to the character.

This has less standing than even the fanon mentioned above, and the Mary Sue-ish fanon is often looked down upon, and is considered vandalism on Wookieepedia.

Fanon on Wookieepedia

Wookieepedia generally does not accept any form of fanon whatsoever, because the purpose of Wookieepedia is to document officially canonical elements of the Star Wars universe. Occasionally articles of very widespread fanon in the community are created, but these are tagged as being non-canonical and are not presented as if they were part of the official canon.

Addition of fanon material to existing articles as well as the creation of new fanon-based articles is considered vandalism and may be grounds for permanent bans. Only on user pages is fanon allowed, provided that it is clearly marked as fanon and is limited to a very small amount. Many user pages contain individual fanon based on Mary Sue-ish fan fictions.

Star Wars Fanon Wiki, the site for Star Wars fanon.

See also

External links

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Star Wars Fanon

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

The Star Wars wiki of fan invention.

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Fanon is a slang term used especially on the Star Wars Fanon wiki that is an abbreviated form of fan-canon or fan fiction. In the case of Star Wars Fanon, this means any event, character, story, or other aspect related to a story, that is conceived by a fan of the Star Wars universe, and applies to Star Wars. Fanon is sometimes used to be synonymous with "non-canon," which roughly means an accepted plotline or story relevant to the Star Wars universe that was not approved by George Lucas.

This correlation is not exactly true, as fanon can be used to explain events in the canon universe that has not yet been explained by canon sources. Fanon commonly contradicts canon, however, and therefore should not always be taken seriously. Because fanon is so broad in definition, it can be made ridiculous at times, depending on the fan that creates the fanon.

Fanon can be used as a noun and as an adjective. A piece of material on this site is called fanon by itself, or can be called a "fanon article."

See also

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Fanon is a so-called "fact" that a fan thinks is true, but for which there is no evidence in any official material. A piece of fanon may be a belief held by just a single fan, or a belief which is widespread due to having been discussed and picked up by other fans. Some fanon is based on misinterpretations of canon (especially when translations from Japanese material are involved) and some is simply stuff fans made up. While fanon originates with fans rather than the official canon of the Transformers multiverse, it sometimes becomes incorporated into the canon if the writers use a retcon or otherwise establish the fans' interpretation in official fiction.

Misuse of the term has broadened the word's definition (among some) to include fan-characters and fan-fiction. (See "Transfanon Wiki" link below.) The difference is that fan-fiction is an extension built upon canon, while fanon is an interpretation or explanation of existing canon.


Fanon terms or ideas that later became canon:

Fanon terms or ideas that never became canon:

  • Dion having been rebuilt into somebody "important"

Fanon and this wiki

Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki generally tries to avoid including fanon, until it becomes so widespread that excluding it is quixotic. Even then, however, fanon should be clearly marked as such.

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