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fanon n. the body of widely accepted fan-created embellishments of a fictional universe, storyline, or character. Editorial Note: Thanks to Ruth Czirr for suggesting fanon as an entry. Etymological Note: fan + ca(n)on. The person quoted in the first 1998 citation has not been verified as the creator of the term fanon. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • I find it highly appropriate that four of the five examples used are from four of the largest ‘fanon’ universes: Star Trek, The Sentinel, Harry Potter, and Stargate.

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