|Date(s):||1982, 2003, 2010, 2012-2013,|
|Medium:||films, cartoons, games, comics|
|Country of Origin:||US|
|External Links:||Tron Wiki|
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Tron is sci-fi franchise consisting of movies, cartoons, comics and video games published since 1982.
Canon (in order of continuity)
Tron: Betrayal is a two part comic book miniseries set in 1983. It details how Flynn created The Grid, a supercomputer (by 80's standards) designed to be a paradise for the Programs and a way for humans to eventually share in the discovery of the digital world. It also shows how Flynn was divided by his responsibilities to the world he created and his responsibilities in the analog world; both as Encom's CEO and as a husband and father. This led to the creation of Clu 2.0, a digital avatar that becomes the antagonist of the Legacy canon.
Flynn Lives is a Alternate Reality game explaining the events that took place in the analog world, detailing Flynn's rise to prominence as CEO of Encom, and how his friends, family, and allies in the analog world fared between the films.
Tron: Evolution is a game in which the player's task revolves around investigating an unknown virus on the Grid.
Tron: Uprising is set between Tron (1982) and Tron: Legacy. The canon is about Beck, a young program being mentored by Tron to take over the legacy and lead the revolution against CLU's tyranny. The canon has an implied bad end considering it's set before Legacy in which CLU is still in power, suggesting that the revolution failed.
Tron: Legacy follows Sam Flynn, the son of Kevin Flynn returning to the Grid.
Tron 2.0 (Alternate Continuity)
In 2003, well before Tron: Legacy, there was a different sequel in the form of Tron 2.0. The canon that crept up around the game was considered an Expanded Universe, much like Star Wars films, games, and books. However, Disney declared the 2.0 timeline non-canonical once Tron Legacy was green-lit.
A First-person shooter game from 2003, this game follows Jethro "Jet" Bradley, the son of Alan Bradley and Lora Baines (known later in both timeslines as Lora Baines-Bradley). Jet is conscripted into the digital world by the AI Ma3a to fight a renegade User who has become a living virus, uncovering a plot by a rival corporation to conquer the digital world so that they can have full control over the analog one.
Tron: Ghost In the Machine
Set six months after Tron 2.0, Jet has suffered adverse effects from his time in the computer, under a great deal of psychological distress and his memories appear to be fragmented into three different realities. He has to investigate the cause for these fragments and try to heal himself.
Tron 2.0: Killer App
Made for the Game Boy Advance. Some time after the events of Tron 2.0, a malicious User hires a hacker to create a two-pronged attack on Encom. With the attack confusing and disabling the conventional security measures, Tron is brought out of stasis to fight it, teaming up with Mercury (a character first seen in 2.0) in order to fight off the intruder and the malicious software. The game is split into separate chapters for Tron and Mercury, allowing the player to play as either one through the story.
Tron fandom saw its biggest increase in activity to date in 2010 when Tron: Legacy came out. Various combinations of CLU/Sam/Rinzler became popular but Alan and Kevin Flynn weren't ignored by fandom either.