Canon: Canon means what the author/editor/creators/writers determines what is consider as part of the continuity of their story and a direct opposite of Non-Canon or Filler sometimes editors determine whats canon other times its up to the team of people who help create it and whats Canon.
- Comics that are within the correct universe and timeline of the continuity.
- Manga Canon: It's a manga which is canon by default.
- Anime Canon: It's a straight anime only.
- Game Canon: The game comes first before any adaptations are made.
- Comic Canon: The writers consider canon. (like Earth-616 from marvel)
- Movie Canon: When the director creates a series that doesn't follow a Novel/Game/Anime/Manga as any of those aren't official unless the company states otherwise.
- Novel Canon: The writer of the novel makes anything canon (as long as it doesn't contradicts anything major.)
Levels of Canon
- Canon: Fully part of the series continuity.
- Semi-Canon: It is basically half canon to the series continuity.
- Partial Canon: It has little canon in the continuity but is still coexist either leading or building up with another continuity.
Examples of the Levels
- Naruto Uzumaki Vs Sasuke Uchiha: Canon
- Beyonder (Cosmic Cube) Vs Molecule Man (Cosmic Cube): Semi-Canon
- Kylo Ren being Han Solo son: Partial Canon.
- An Author(s), creator(s), writer(s) can make anything canon just as long as it doesn't contradict the main characters, plots and other developments.
- Companies like Toei create the handbooks for Akira Toriyama and has very little involvements in the books making them Semi-Canon.