|1982program Wrote:Please correct me if I am wrong but Ghost In The Machine IS NOT canon.|
Who decides what is and isn't canon? The only person I would listen to is Lisberger. After that, it's all derivative works from an original source. Quality aside and preferences, any official material is equal.
I'm kinda glad Disney made that call, actually. The character was underbaked in the game itself (we're talking a FPS, not a BioWare RPG), and it was so refreshing to have a contrast from Betrayal!Flynn who saw all the wonders, but was blithely oblivious to the responsibility aspects, or Legacy!Flynn who appears to have given up on the Programs and/or threw them under the bus to save what was left of the Iso miracle.
My relationship to canon in a given universe is a little fast and loose anyways. Han shot first, Revan's a chick, Exile's a guy, that Reaver missile missed Serenity's pilot seat, and Tron 2.0 totally happened, but maybe not quite the way it was shown in-game.
|KingJ.exe Wrote: (P.S.: Even though I believe Disney sources have said that 2.0 and GITM are non-canon, I am of the opinion that with minor changes in details (such as the date of Flynn's disappearance, neat coincidence that both had Flynn go poof) 2.0 could easily fit into canon.).
Flynn AND Tron both go missing in 2.0/GitM. Talk about a PERFECT setup! Hell, if you were inclined to go this route, you could also say Alan became a lot more willing to entertain the notion Flynn was alive, and renew his efforts after seeing cyberspace for himself.
Plus, you could not invent a better Lancer to Sam's hero.
I'm not so sure Sam will want to be all that charitable towards the Programs. There wasn't a single Program on the Grid that wasn't trying to get him killed. Their leader was a nasty piece of work, the great champion turned into a corrupted digital Darth Vader who almost removed Sam's head before a cheering crowd of thousands. And his dad, the biggest advocate for their world, was killed in front of him by his own Program.
Contrast with 2.0 and assuming "Blue Jet" has the same perspective the analog one does. The conflict on 2.0 centered around ill-intentioned humans doing what humanity has so horribly done with a new frontier; enslave/kill the natives, strip it for parts, and set themselves to world conquest. In 2.0, the Programs were not evil. Even the ICP units were more mistaken than anything. The Z-Lots were innocent Programs corrupted by an ill-intentioned User with delusions of godhood. Along the way, Jet had Program allies; Ma3a, Byte, Mercuty, I-No, Romie.
So, throw both boys into cyberspace for another round, and you have a wonderful conflict to work from, as well as the math that would say that they're brothers in all but name...Of course, the stumper I've run into for fanfic is how much of a train wreck it'll be when Jet meets Tronzler. Jet's already seen what bad code does to good Programs.
Lora's death plays heavily into the creation of the personality of Ma3a. I think the idea was that her mind was digitized and merged into the existing Ma1a code, since Ma1a was handling the digitization process. In Betrayal and the ARG, she is alive.
The accident can be kept, if you downgrade it to "injury" instead of "death." There are bigger continuity flubs in your average issue of the DCU.