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    Default Is Convergence canon to Pre-Flashpoint?

    There were some Convergence specials that continued where the Pre-Flashpoint continuity left off: The Question, Nightwing and Oracle, and Titans to name a few. Is there absolute certainty that these stories are a canonical continuation of the Post-Crisis DCU or are they more of an Elseworlds of what could have been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Hunter View Post
    There were some Convergence specials that continued where the Pre-Flashpoint continuity left off: The Question, Nightwing and Oracle, and Titans to name a few. Is there absolute certainty that these stories are a canonical continuation of the Post-Crisis DCU or are they more of an Elseworlds of what could have been?
    Does it matter? But I believe Elseworlds.
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    A fine distinction between two types of Nostalgia:

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    If you liked those Convergence stories, they’re canon. If you didn’t, they just alternate timeline stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored at 3:00AM View Post
    If you liked those Convergence stories, they’re canon. If you didn’t, they just alternate timeline stuff
    Beat me to it.

    Convergence was essentially a holding pattern so, like most things, the stuff people really liked can be canon. Luckily, because that continuity ended, it's your choice to cherry pick the stuff that works. I think the only one we have confirmation on is the only one they continued to roll with afterward, which is Superman.

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    To paraphrase the Great DC brass "It's all canon, so none of it is canon"

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    It's canon if it makes money - DC Ethos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laufeyson View Post
    It's canon if it makes money - DC Ethos.
    So it's canon is it makes a big bang?

    I'll let myself out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Hunter View Post
    There were some Convergence specials that continued where the Pre-Flashpoint continuity left off: The Question, Nightwing and Oracle, and Titans to name a few. Is there absolute certainty that these stories are a canonical continuation of the Post-Crisis DCU or are they more of an Elseworlds of what could have been?
    I assume they were canonical, given that Convergence was, except that it doesn't matter since they all get destroyed at the end of that story anyway. The reason I say I think they were canonical is that's how the Super-marriage and Jon Kent were introduced into the DCU, so it's clear that whatever was going on in those stolen bits of time/continuity actually contained "real" versions of the characters.

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