Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Worst Retcon?
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 10:29:42 pm EDT (Viewed 188 times)
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Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 09:09:33 pm EDT (Viewed 20 times)

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    Going by the Wikipedia entry, a retcon is an addition, modification or subtraction of established history. Claremont was expecting readers to believe that Genosha had always been there, Magneto and Xavier would let it stand.

    So yeah, based on my and Wikipedia's definition, Genosha is a retcon because it was an addition to the MU's history.

So by that definition does any new country or race of people that gets introduced qualify as a retcon? Or is this one only a retcon because Charles and Mags should have had an emotional response to news about Genosha?

    That being said, you do make an effective argument. If Xavier was utterly clueless to a bunch of mutants living in the New York sewers I guess it isn't all that difficult to believe he was ignorant of all those mutants living thousands of miles away.

    I suppose where retcons are concerned it is far from the worst, especially in light of your examples and others presented here.

Yup. Madripoor is a retcon, for example. The Morlocks were retcons because it was implied it was a mutant society that had been there for a long, long time.

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