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The depiction of fictional events, as in a television series or comic book, that entail a revision of the narrative presented in an earlier installment.
tr.v. ret·conned, ret·con·ning, ret·cons
To modify (a fictional character, for example) in this manner.

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Before the show's original premise was changed and its office environment was relocated from Retcon Insurance to Wayne Security, Tudyk's character was named Del Heller - Retcon's new claims supervisor who got the job because his father is the company's CEO.
(5) For information on the act of retroactive continuity (retcon), which consists of altering or rewriting facts, e.g., bringing characters back from the dead, see Orion Ussner Kidder's "Useful Play: Historicization in Alan Moore's Supreme and Warren Ellis/John Cassaday's Planetary." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 21.1 (2010): 77-96.
(51) See Retcon,, (last visited Nov.