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a subsequent revision of an established story in film, TV, video games, or comics:
In an awkward retcon of his origin story, the hero’s parents survived the attack but suffered complete memory loss.
verb (used with object)
to later revise (an established element of a fictional story):
The writers retconned the origin of her powers, newly attributing them to alien ancestry.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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