to revise retrospectively (an aspect of a fictional work or series), typically by means of a revelation which imposes a different interpretation on previously described events; cf. retcon n.
Lucas retconned the opening credits after the release of TESB, once it was clear that the films were doing well enough that the first set would be completed.
‘Crisis’ let DC have good reason to retcon characters to whatever extent needed—heck, it practically demanded it.
The only companion he has is a dog named Ed that’s been retconned out of existence.
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