Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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katefan

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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Re: Worst Retcon?
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 10:29:42 pm EDT (Viewed 188 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Worst Retcon?
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.



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    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?



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    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.



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    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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