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Old 12-07-2011, 04:05 PM
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[QUOTE=Skeezycheeses;114630]retcon

/ret'kon/ retroactive continuity.
The common situation in fiction where a new story "reveals" things about events in previous stories, usually leaving the "facts" the same (thus preserving continuity) while completely changing their interpretation. For example, revealing that a whole season of "Dallas" was a dream was a retcon.
This term was once thought to have originated on the Usenet newsgroup news:rec.arts.comics but is now believed to have been used earlier in comic fandom.
[Jargon File]
(1994-12-08)

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retconQUOTE]

Ret-con is also the name of the drug Torchwood team members give to innocent and not so innocent bystanders to forget the horrific things they just witnessed.

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