Unreliable narrators are generally in-universe sources of information. Due to the nature of biased/unreliable in-universe materials no source of canon should be considered 'more or less' reliable than any other source, but rather treated as different in-universe opinions or viewpoints.
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In Wing Commander series most sources are treated as in-universe documents from the future, either holovids, memoirs, novels, computer records, histories, magazines, newsletters, etc.
The 'reliability' of a source may differ per character, but in general, all characters will have biased opinions or alternate views on subjects.
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- WC1 and WC2 are actually holovids based on the memoirs of Carl T. LaFong.
- WC3 and WC4 are also apparently holovids/simulators based on actual events. The 'true/real' story can be found in the novels.
- The novel series purports to tell the 'real/true/full stories' of what actually went on in the history (that the games were adaptations of). But these may also be in-universe narratives as well (generally focusing on the thoughts of one or two characters).
- The game manuals are usually in-universe documents like records, memoirs, newsletters, magazines, or blue print documents.
- The Wing Commander Film/Novels are purported to be in-universe documents as per the Movie Guide (which itself is modeled after a in-universe computer document).
- Armada and Academy games are both treated as in-universe 'simulators'.
- Super Wing Commander is the published 'memoir/holovid' of Jason Armstrong.
- Wing Commander Academy might actually be a 'holovid' documentary made in 2655, about events from before/during the Vegas Campaign.
- Strategy Guides are almost always portrayed as being some kind of in-universe computer document.