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The Command & Conquer Wiki aims to provide a comprehensive compilation of official information from the C&C universe. Official information comes from official C&C products or other officially sanctioned sources.

Canon information is not the same as official. Canon is a subset of official and pertains to the continuity of the C&C universes. For example, all campaigns are official but not all campaigns are canon.

Retcons[edit | edit source]

Information from newer products should complement information from older ones, with retcons being included if they make sense in the context of the universe and the games. If a retcon does not make sense, this should be noted on the article page.

Universes[edit | edit source]

There are three C&C universes. In addition the games may have multiple campaigns of which only one may be acknowledged as leading to a true conclusion. Below are some notes on the canonical hierarchy to be followed.

Tiberium universe[edit | edit source]

Precedence Source Notes
1 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
2 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
3 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars All campaigns canonical.
4 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm All campaigns canonical.
5 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
  • GDI campaign canonical.
  • Nod campaign partially canonical.
6 Command & Conquer: Renegade
7 Command & Conquer (1995)
  • GDI campaign canonical.
  • Nod campaign canonical except for ending cutscene.
8 Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances
9 Information about Red Alert events that tie into the Tiberium universe
10 Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations
11 Behind-the-scenes material from developers
12 Game manuals
13 *Command & Conquer Bible Information may be included, but conflicts with canon are to be stressed
14 *Tiberium (game) Information from the cancelled game may be included, with the appropriate source tags.
15 Tiberium Wars (novel)

Background information from developers, manual contents, making-of segments etc. should be included in articles regardless of their canonicity (with an appropriate notice, of course).

Command & Conquer: Rivals is strictly non-canon by design.

Red Alert universe[edit | edit source]

Precedence Source Notes
1 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising All campaigns canonical unless a future game says otherwise.
2 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Allied campaign canonical.
  • Empire of the Rising Sun not canonical.
  • Soviet campaign not canonical.
3 Command & Conquer: Red Alert Mobile
4 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge
  • Allied campaign canonical.
  • Soviet campaign not canonical.
5 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
  • Allied campaign canonical.
  • Soviet campaign not canonical.
6 Command & Conquer: Red Alert
  • Allied campaign canonical.
  • Soviet campaign not canonical
7 Information about pre-Red Alert events from the Tiberium universe
8 Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Counterstrike
Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Aftermath
9 Behind-the-scenes material from developers
10 Game manuals

Generals universe[edit | edit source]

Precedence Source Notes
1 Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour All campaigns canonical.
2 Command and Conquer: Generals All campaigns canonical.
3 Behind-the-scenes material from developers
4 Game manuals
5 *Command & Conquer (2013) Information from the cancelled game may be included, with the appropriate source tags.

Canonical information in non-canonical campaigns[edit | edit source]

Sometimes information about pre-game events is revealed in non-canonical campaigns. This information may be treated as canonical.

Information from non-canonical campaigns which do not interfere with canonical campaigns may also be treated as canonical. Note that events in non-canonical campaigns should not be treated as canonical even if they do not interfere.

Article writing[edit | edit source]

Including official non-canonical information[edit | edit source]

Although some campaigns are not canonical for completeness the wiki includes information from them. Official, but non-canonical information, should not be mixed with canonical content. They should be placed in separate sections and clearly marked by notices found in Category:Message boxes.

Red Alert[edit | edit source]

The first Red Alert is part of both the Tiberium and Red Alert universes. Use of notices found in Category:Message boxes may avoid confusion when presenting information from both universes in a single article.

Speculation[edit | edit source]

Excessive baseless speculation is not considered appropriate for this Wiki and shall be purged relentlessly. Logical extrapolation is welcome, as long as it doesn't dominate the article and bases on facts included in the game.