Fanon Wiki:Scope policy

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Note: This policy page is a draft and has not been thoroughly assessed by the Fanon Wiki community.

Fanon Wiki is a wiki for documenting unofficial, fan-made content based on existing media franchises. This policy explains in detail the scope of what this wiki can cover.

What is fanon?

The term "fanon" is based on the term "canon". In a fictional universe, something is considered canonical if it is an official part of the universe. Fanon is fan-made, unofficial canon – things that are not officially part of a franchise, but treated as if they were. Documenting fanon content is what Fanon Wiki is about.

What sort of things can be created here?

The main kind of articles on this wiki are games. If you have an idea for a fangame, you can create an article for that game. Generally, you should try to limit your fangame to a single article, but if it becomes practical to split it into multiple articles covering different aspects (such as levels, enemies, or mechanics), feel free to do so. The scope of what a fangame can be is broad, so don't feel restricted into making a single kind of game. Some examples of what you can make:

  • A pretend sequel to an official game
  • A future game in a series that takes it in a new direction
  • A spin-off game in a different genre
  • A story set in the universe of the franchise
  • A fictional expansion to an official game, such as pretend DLC or a new item
  • And more!

Note that Fanon Wiki is a wiki, which means that anyone can edit articles, and all articles are licensed under a CC BY-SA license. This allows fangames to be collaborative efforts, but it also means that anyone can use your ideas with attribution. If you do not want people to copy your ideas, do not post them here.