I understand the importance of fictional canon(original credit, property, money etc), but I see it being taken more seriously than it should, like the whole fate of our world hangs in the balance because of it. Can’t consciously disagreeing fans just have a multiverse? Canon in Fiction is taken way too seriously, its not the same as Historical or Biblical Canon because none of it is even real, its fiction, and thus has no real consequence.
It just means the original and legally official one which you cant hijack credit or make money off of(unless you got a deal with the creators or something). To call others in denial/delusional one to change the story to their own liking and those like-minded and following it in order to find peace and resolution/closure is just ridiculous. Dumb rules made up by an inflexible modern audience who try force reality into fiction and fiction into reality. Besides, by the time we’re all a bunch of old people stories like this will become public domain and thus become free to reinterpret.
Look at the original Star Wars EU, with all of its life and thriving stories(though now that I look at it the Yuuzhan Vong were a concept that could have worked but poorly executed) I consider it part of a multiverse now due to how much work and effort went into it. To me its a matter of how much life and effort is put into it. And how Rian Johnson had SABOTAGED the potential of the sequel trilogy, we needed this as something to return to after such a vile failure that schismed the entire Star Wars fanbase, one of the oldest fan bases in the 21st Century that deserved respect. They filled generational gaps and brought people together in ways no other way could, same could say about Transformers, GI Joe, Dragonball, and Pokemon.
Stories of such mythological magnitude,to be specific for the sake of avoid rabid loyalist fandoms I shall keep some stories anonymous, to me are the same. All great stories can be reinterpreted and re-imagined in different ways, if that wasn’t true, we would never have works like the Transformers franchise or DC and Marvel, and please spare me the legal jargon. These worlds by they’re very nature are meant to be reinterpreted, as long as it maintains its core ideals and theme’s
You could argue Disney’s interpretations of Myth and Fairy Tales(Brothers Grimm, Aesop’s Fables) are fanfictions/reconstructions of the more brutal stories, they just have the money and power to promote it and the “canon” works themselves are public domain
Sir Lancelot HIMSELF was a fanfiction character made up centuries, ago in some medieval hippy “free-love” thing. I’m not kidding. Here’s a link
Canon in fiction is important of original story, credit, and profit, but to treat it as something that cannot be disagreed with or be altered to ones own perception as if it would destroy the world is melodramatic and a waste of genuine concern that should be directed to more serious matters