Originally Posted by DigificWriter
@huzzah: It's clear that you have no idea what the word 'retcon' means.
@Mulholland '49: No, its not a continuity error; it's a retcon.
Another example of a retcon would be the following: In the Half-Blood Prince novel, J.K. Rowling has a character remember an instance from Prisoner of Azkaban differently than as she (Rowling) had initially described it. The incident in question was Hermione hitting Draco, and the retcon was having the one character remember the hit as a PUNCH when she had originally described the hit as a SLAP. She made the retcon because of her appreciation for the way that Alfonso Cuaron had visualized the incident in the filmic adaptation of PoA.
But Draco was still struck by Hermoine.
In X1 Xavier's description of his meeting with Magneto did not take place at all.