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Where’s All the New Canon?


"You think you can just ignore everything that's happened? The world has gone crazy, have you noticed?"
-- Scorpius Malfoy (CC2.16)

Where’s All the New Canon?

If you’ve come to the Lexicon to research the characters, places, and events in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, you may have to wait a bit. We are creating many new entries and adding information to existing entries, but we aren’t filling in the main characters or events just yet. But it has nothing to do with Keeping the Secrets. Now that the book has been released, the secrets are no longer very secret. The reason is a bit more prosaic.

Here’s the deal. The plot of the play revolves around time travel, and the best we can work it out, there are seven distinct timeline variations in the story. That presents a very tricky problem because the Lexicon site automatically generates timelines for most types of entries and displays those timelines at the bottom of each entry page. We’re still trying to figure out how to generate and display all those parallel timelines in a way that will be understandable and accurate.

Until we work that little problem out, we’ll stick with adding the less complicated entries — the ones without multiple timelines associated with them. So for now you won’t find much about Delphi or Albus or Severus or Cedric, or any of the main characters who spend a lot of the play messing around with Time-Turners. Hang in there.


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