Headcanon vs. Canon

Headcanon vs. Canon — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Headcanon and Canon

Headcanonnoun

(fandom slang) Elements and interpretations of a fictional universe accepted by an individual fan, but not necessarily found within or supported by the official canon.

In my own headcanon of the 1985 movie called Rocky 4, Ivan Drago is a Russian Mafia enforcer instead of a Red Army Captain.

Canonnoun

An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.

Headcanonverb

To interpret in the form of a headcanon.

to headcanon a character as gay

Canonnoun

A secular law, rule, or code of law.

Canonnoun

An established principle

the canons of polite society.

Canonnoun

A basis for judgment; a standard or criterion.

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Canonnoun

The books of the Bible officially accepted as Holy Scripture.

Canonnoun

A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field

"the durable canon of American short fiction" (William Styron).

Canonnoun

The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic

the entire Shakespeare canon.

Canonnoun

Material considered to be officially part of a fictional universe or considered to fit within the history established by a fictional universe

"The Harry Potter series was one of the first pieces of media to inspire widespread fan fiction writing, probably because its popularity coincided with the early days of the Internet, but its creator has also shown herself more than willing to keep updating the canon" (Emma Cueto).

Canonnoun

Canon The part of the Mass beginning after the Preface and Sanctus and ending just before the Lord's Prayer.

Canonnoun

The calendar of saints accepted by the Roman Catholic Church.

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Canonnoun

(Music) A composition or passage in which a melody is imitated by one or more voices at fixed intervals of pitch and time.

Canonnoun

A member of a chapter of priests serving in a cathedral or collegiate church.

Canonnoun

A member of certain religious communities living under a common rule and bound by vows.

Canonnoun

Variant of canyon.

Canonnoun

A generally accepted principle; a rule.

The trial must proceed according to the canons of law.

Canonnoun

A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field.

Canonnoun

The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic.

the entire Shakespeare canon

Canonnoun

A eucharistic prayer, particularly the Roman Canon.

Canonnoun

A religious law or body of law decreed by the church.

We must proceed according to canon law.

Canonnoun

A catalogue of saints acknowledged and canonized in the Roman Catholic Church.

Canonnoun

In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.

Canonnoun

A member of a cathedral chapter; one who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.

Canonnoun

A piece of music in which the same melody is played by different voices, but beginning at different times; a round.

Pachelbel’s Canon has become very popular.

Canonnoun

(Roman law) A rent or stipend payable at some regular time, generally annual, e.g., canon frumentarius

Canonnoun

(fandom) Those sources, especially including literary works, which are considered part of the main continuity regarding a given fictional universe.

A spin-off book series revealed the aliens to be originally from Earth, but it's not canon.

Canonnoun

(cookery) A rolled and filleted loin of meat; also called cannon.

a canon of beef or lamb

Canonnoun

A large size of type formerly used for printing the church canons, standardized as 48-point.

Canonnoun

The part of a bell by which it is suspended; the ear or shank of a bell.

Canonnoun

(billiards) A carom.

Canonnoun

A clergy member serving a cathedral or collegiate church.

Canonnoun

A canon regular, a member of any of several Roman Catholic religious orders.

Canonnoun

a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy;

the neoclassical canoncanons of polite society

Canonnoun

a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

Canonnoun

a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Canonnoun

a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

Canonnoun

a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

Canonnoun

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired