Reboot

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This article is about the glossary term. See ReBoot for the fandom.

Synonyms:
See also: Canon, Retcon, Reset Button, Prequel
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To reboot a serialized fiction franchise means to discard much or even all previous canon in the series and start over with new ideas.[1] If a fandom had formed around the original version, fans are likely to object to the changes in the reboot. However, depending on how successful the reboot is, it may develop a fandom of its own (who may object to the classic fans' objections).

Due to the long-running and highly complex narratives in superhero comics, comics fandoms are frequently subjected to reboots.

See also Continuity Reboot on TV Tropes.

Reboot Fandoms

References

  1. Wikipedia:Reboot (fiction)