Re: Working with, around or against canon.
There generally is no canon to work off of. There is a setting to fit within, but I play my own characters that don't have a canon form, so that doesn't need to be worried about. On account of how it's my character, canon is pretty much whatever they end up actually doing and whatever they end up actually being; on account of how nobody else is ever going to play them it never ends up being a concern.
Fudge Assistant in the Playground.