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Reboot (continuity)
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Reboot (continuity)

Reboot, in series fiction, means to discard all previous continuity in the series and start anew. Effectively, all previously-known history is declared by the writer to be null and void and the series starts over from the beginning.

This differs from a creator producing a separate interpretation of another creator's work; rather, the owner of the creation declares that the rebooted continuity is now the official version.

This term is often applied to (and may come from) certain comic books, where prevailing continuity is important since several titles' characters may interact in certain ways.

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