15 Bonkers Retcons That We Refuse To Ignore Any Longer

It's totally understandable that an author or director may need to tie up a few unforeseen loose ends, in the event their work becomes popular enough to warrant a sequel or a spinoff. But some of these folks embraced the literary tool of RETroactive CONtinuity a little too hard, and ended up making some pretty bizarre implications about the physics of their universes and the sex lives of their characters.

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The Fonz has alien superpowers The first apearance of Mork from Ork was in a Happy Days extended dream sequence that saw The Fonz nearly beat Mork in a magic thumb war. They later reshot the ending so that Mork was real, SO he could get his own spinoff.

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Jason and his mom pulled a Romeo and Juliet-style whoopsie daisy CRACKED COM In Friday the 13th, the big twist is that the killer was actually Jason's mother, out for revenge on the sexy teens who let her son die. But starting in Part 2, Jason is the one murdering sexy

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The Alien Queen snuck out of the cargo bay CRACKED CON The Alien Queen stays exclusively in the cargo bay throughout all of Aliens, except for one brief excursion to die in the vacuum of space. So riddle uS this: how did she manage to leave eggs by the cryotubes and

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Letty is fully flame retardant and/o or bulletproof CRACKED COM In the fourth Fast and/ or Furious movie, Letty Ortiz is clearly dead: we hear the story, we see the flashback, there's even a funeral. Then she's briefly shown alive in Fast 5, before being completely retconned by 6: the bad

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Darth Vader forgot about C-3PO CRACKED COM By Episode 1, Star Wars was just a vehicle for selling toys, so they had to get 3PO in there somehow. But why make Anakin Skywalker become his inventor? It raises So many avoidable questions about their relationship, and how neither seems to recognize

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Agent Perez came back from the dead...briefly CRACKED.COM One of the Saw franchise's more pointless retcons was the death of Agent Perez. She got her face sliced up with mask shards in Saw IV, and her partner later delivers the news of her death to her family, and recounts her

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Gamora the last Zehoberei...? CRACKED.COM Gamora is introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy as the last of her race. By Infinity War, she has a family and a whole thriving planet of Zehoberei that Thanos had stollen her away from.

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Professor X quietly body-swapped CRACKED.COM Professor X was splooshed into a million pieces in X-Men: The Last Stand. But in order to keep Sir Patrick Stewart on the roster, they later explained that he managed to jump into his braindead twin brother's body at the very last moment. That was

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There is no Bob Newhart, there is only Bob Newhart CRACKED.COM In the final scene of Newhart in 1993, Bob Newhart's Dick Loudon wakes up from a dream, only to realize he's actually been Dr. Robert Hartley -- the star of The Bob Newhart Show, which had ended 15 years earlier --

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Wait, wasn't Luke's father murdered? CRACKED COM Obi-Wan tells Luke in A New Hope that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered your father. Vader is later famously revealed to be Luke's father. If it was supposed to be a play on words, it's a bad one. Did he betray himself? Maybe, though

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Klingons keep evolving different foreheads In 1966, the Klingons just had normal foreheads and terrible facial hair. In 1979, they got all fancy with the forehead prosthetics. 20 years later, Deep Space Nine decided to explain that, yup, the whole race just sort of evolved those craggy domes in

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Deadpool has a mouth now, don't ask questions CRACKED CO The merc who, famously, has a mouth, was originally depicted as a shirtless lump of hamburger meat without his signature face hole. He later showed up in the same universe, played by the same actor, as a functionally different character altogether.

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Dan conner has been dead all season The series finale of Roseanne revealed that Dan had actually succumbed to the heart attack he'd suffered earlier in the season. Everything that happened after that was in a novel Roseanne had written.

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Dumbledore was gay all along! CRACKED.COM J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay at a Q&A just after her final book was published, and more recently described his intense sexual relationship with Gellert Grindelwald in a DVD commentary. But she's no LGBTQ hero for making cheeky remarks now that her

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The Falcon was once a drug-trafficking pimp WERED AN AD GOT IN WITH THE LOCAL MOB, KEPT MY PAPER. IT WAS FROM THE CLEAN AND MY FACE IN SIGHT PRETT EXILES BUT HAD PLENTY A BOTH TRUST MONE DIONIT KNOW THEAA ATTHE TIME! *'CAN IT, BABY WILSON THE V so REOWING