History DarkerAndEdgier / FanWorks

11th Feb '16 12:09:48 PM SantosLHalper
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* ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'' appears to keep the SugarBowl setting at first, but ends up being a much darker take on the world. * This trope is directly referenced and parodied in [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]] when discussing Princess Luna's transformation into Nightmare Moon. -->"But she was different ‘cuz she was dark and edgy. And nopony understood her." [[PlayedForLaughs This is then directly followed by Linkin' Park lyrics.]] * The story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/shell-shock Shell Shock]]'' is an incredibly dark take on military stories in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom. It actually warns the reader: "This is seriously the darkest thing I have yet written. You have been warned." * ''FanFic/TheVinylAndOctaviaSeries'' is a fairly lighthearted comedy series...until ''Vinyl and Octavia in 'Dial D for Detectives' '', which features the two investigating a murder. It only gets worse with ''Vinyl and Octavia Duel Destiny'', which ends with the two [[spoiler: going to prison]] and with the villain getting away scott-free. That being said, the two aforementioned stories are only dark in comparison with the rest of the series - they both still have a decent amount of comedy in them.

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* ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'' appears to keep the SugarBowl setting at first, but ends up being a much darker take on the world. * This trope is directly referenced and parodied in [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]] when discussing Princess Luna's transformation into Nightmare Moon. -->"But she was different ‘cuz she was dark and edgy. And nopony understood her." [[PlayedForLaughs This is then directly followed by Linkin' Park lyrics.]] * The story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/shell-shock Shell Shock]]'' is an incredibly dark take on military stories in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom. It actually warns the reader: "This is seriously the darkest thing I have yet written. You have been warned." * ''FanFic/TheVinylAndOctaviaSeries'' is a fairly lighthearted comedy series...until ''Vinyl and Octavia in 'Dial D for Detectives' '', which features the two investigating a murder. It only gets worse with ''Vinyl and Octavia Duel Destiny'', which ends with the two [[spoiler: going to prison]] and with the villain getting away scott-free. That being said, the two aforementioned stories are only dark in comparison with the rest of the series - they both still have a decent amount of comedy in them.
3rd Feb '16 6:13:00 AM PinkCelebi
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* Several fan games, like ''VideoGame/PokemonReborn'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonInsurgence''.
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* Several fan games, like ''VideoGame/PokemonReborn'' ''VideoGame/PokemonReborn'', ''VideoGame/PokemonRejuvenation'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonInsurgence''.
30th Jan '16 9:15:55 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/NeoDigimonDigitalWar'', like the above example, is considerably darker than ''Adventure'' and ''Adventure 02'', featuring such things as a WarIsHell theme and Hikari being plagued by recurring BadDreams that induce BringMyBrownPants.
29th Jan '16 10:10:07 AM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' goes into detail with the StartOfDarkness of [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen]] with the addition of a tragic love story.
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' goes into detail with the StartOfDarkness of [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen]] with the addition of a tragic love story. story. There's also blood shown.
28th Jan '16 3:01:50 PM Josef5678
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* The [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon anime]] has taken on a ''much'' darker edge with Cornova's ''PokeWars''. Where the stories are set, all the regions have been [[CrapsackWorld ravaged by war]]. Not to mention, the stories are ''much'' more violent, cynical, grittier and ''much'' less idealistic than the anime it was based on.
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* The [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon anime]] has taken on a ''much'' darker edge with Cornova's ''PokeWars''.''Fanfic/PokeWars''. Where the stories are set, all the regions have been [[CrapsackWorld ravaged by war]]. Not to mention, the stories are ''much'' more violent, cynical, grittier and ''much'' less idealistic than the anime it was based on.

* Several fan games, like PokemonReborn and PokemonInsurgence. * While not on the level of some of these, {{Fanfic/Traveler}} is still set in a world where people and Pokemon can [[spoiler: and do]] die, and the battles, while rarely deadly, are described in much more brutal and violent terms than in the Anime or games on which it is based.
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* Several fan games, like PokemonReborn ''VideoGame/PokemonReborn'' and PokemonInsurgence. ''VideoGame/PokemonInsurgence''. * While not on the level of some of these, {{Fanfic/Traveler}} ''{{Fanfic/Traveler}}'' is still set in a world where people and Pokemon can [[spoiler: and do]] die, and the battles, while rarely deadly, are described in much more brutal and violent terms than in the Anime or games on which it is based.

** Another Sherlockian example is ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242298/1/Deliver_Us_from_Evil_Part_I_Mortality Mortality]]'' in the ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'', with more Holmes!torture, horrifying imagery, and general angst. ** Yet ''another'' Sherlockian example: ''Fanfic/TheGhostMap''. Epidemic, character death, enforced suicide, not to mention a BiggerBad that's NotQuiteDead... yeeeah, I'd say we have a DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse, here.
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** Another Sherlockian example is ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242298/1/Deliver_Us_from_Evil_Part_I_Mortality Mortality]]'' in the ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'', with more Holmes!torture, horrifying imagery, and general angst. ** Yet ''another'' Sherlockian example: ''Fanfic/TheGhostMap''. Epidemic, character death, enforced suicide, not to mention a BiggerBad that's NotQuiteDead... yeeeah, I'd say we have a DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse, here.

* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is a full remake and DeconstructionFic of the third season of ''SonicX''. While the original season was quite dark on its own for a ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series, this fic takes the grim elements [[UpToEleven to the extreme]]. The galaxy is a war-torn CrapsackWorld ruled by [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] and infested with Shroud parasites, graphic violence and NightmareFuel abound, numerous characters die, and the ending is bittersweet at best [[spoiler: and full non-comedic ShaggyDogStory at worst]]. And the rewrite is often ''even darker that the original'', featuring such pleasent themes as near-galactic destruction, [[spoiler: cannibalism]], horrific science experiments, fundamentalism, religiously-forced pregnancy, and [[spoiler: male-on-male demon pedophilia]].
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is a full remake and DeconstructionFic of the third season of ''SonicX''. ''Anime/SonicX''. While the original season was quite dark on its own for a ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, this fic takes the grim elements [[UpToEleven to the extreme]]. The galaxy is a war-torn CrapsackWorld ruled by [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] and infested with Shroud parasites, graphic violence and NightmareFuel abound, numerous characters die, and the ending is bittersweet at best [[spoiler: and full non-comedic ShaggyDogStory at worst]]. And the rewrite is often ''even darker that the original'', featuring such pleasent themes as near-galactic destruction, [[spoiler: cannibalism]], horrific science experiments, fundamentalism, religiously-forced pregnancy, and [[spoiler: male-on-male demon pedophilia]].

* No matter how hard it is denied by the author when he was still a troll, ''FanFic/OneLessLonelyGurl'' is this. It is a fanfic that features [[MarySue C'ren Bieber]], a prep (used in the FanFic/MyImmortal context) turned into a super villainess in the WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants universe. There is actually an AxCrazy person under her preppy, soft appearance.
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* No matter how hard it is denied by the author when he was still a troll, ''FanFic/OneLessLonelyGurl'' is this. It is a fanfic that features [[MarySue C'ren Bieber]], a prep (used in the FanFic/MyImmortal ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' context) turned into a super villainess in the WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants universe. There is actually an AxCrazy person under her preppy, soft appearance.
28th Jan '16 2:30:58 PM Josef5678
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[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Disney}}'']] * ''[[http://jeftoonportfolio.blogspot.com/2009/02/twisted-princess.html Twisted Disney Princesses.]]'' [[AC: ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'']] * [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4067416/1/Doom_Repercussions_of_Evil_Mark_II This fanfic]] is a considerably Darker And Edgier version of the more light-hearted, facetious ''[[http://www.peterchimaera.com/doom.html Doom Repercussions of Evil]]''.
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[[AC: %%[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Disney}}'']] * %%* ''[[http://jeftoonportfolio.blogspot.com/2009/02/twisted-princess.html Twisted Disney Princesses.]]'' [[AC: %%[[AC: ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'']] * %%* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4067416/1/Doom_Repercussions_of_Evil_Mark_II This fanfic]] is a considerably Darker And Edgier version of the more light-hearted, facetious ''[[http://www.peterchimaera.com/doom.html Doom Repercussions of Evil]]''.
28th Jan '16 2:29:39 PM Josef5678
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* Look up ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' on FanfictionDotNet. Get ready to see a ''lot'' of {{Dark Fic}}s.
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* Look up ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' on FanfictionDotNet.Website/FanfictionDotNet. Get ready to see a ''lot'' of {{Dark Fic}}s.

* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum offers the fanfics of [[Creator/AAPessimal A.A. Pessimal]], which while written with a touch of Pratchett's absurdism, offer a darker edge to his fantasy world. The question from ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', of what happens to luckless students who fail the Assassins' Guild School's Final Exam, is [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5055274/22/The-Graduation-Class finally answered]] in detail that Pratchett only hinted at but did not give. According to reviews, this chapter moved one reader to tears. The Discworld country of "Rimwards Howondaland" is an expy of the old [[TheApartheidEra South Africa]] taken UpToEleven, and has social institutions to match, as well as a paranoid and ruthless secret police - who are even called BOSS in the Discworld.
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum offers the fanfics of [[Creator/AAPessimal A.A. Pessimal]], which while written with a touch of Pratchett's absurdism, offer a darker edge to his fantasy world. The question from ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', of what happens to luckless students who fail the Assassins' Guild School's Final Exam, is [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5055274/22/The-Graduation-Class finally answered]] in detail that Pratchett only hinted at but did not give. According to reviews, this chapter moved one reader to tears. The Discworld country of "Rimwards Howondaland" is an expy of the old [[TheApartheidEra [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra South Africa]] taken UpToEleven, and has social institutions to match, as well as a paranoid and ruthless secret police - who are even called BOSS in the Discworld.

* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'''s Freeza manages to [[UpToEleven surpass the original's already incredible level of monstrousness.]] Examples include him not caring whatsoever happens to his minions, deciding what wine to have for dinner before killing someone, and ''singing'' a variation of [[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic My Favorite Things]] before he impales Krillin. ** What makes this version of Freiza so terrifying is his motivation. In the original series, while monstrously cruel, Frieza's atrocities were mostly motivated by a desire to stay in power and to punish those who dared stand against him. In the abridged series however, it's made clear that Frieza commits his atrocities out of sheer ''boredom''.
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'''s Freeza Frieza manages to [[UpToEleven surpass the original's already incredible level of monstrousness.]] Examples include him not caring whatsoever happens to his minions, deciding what wine to have for dinner before killing someone, and ''singing'' a variation of [[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic My Favorite Things]] before he impales Krillin. ** What makes this version of Freiza Frieza so terrifying is his motivation. In the original series, while monstrously cruel, Frieza's atrocities were mostly motivated by a desire to stay in power and to punish those who dared stand against him. In the abridged series however, it's made clear that Frieza commits his atrocities out of sheer ''boredom''.

* ''Fanfic/TheOtherworldAnthology'' runs on this trope [[note]]even if their version of Literature/TheLittleMermaid is LighterAndSofter than the Hans Christian Andersen original.[[/note]] WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends is a haunted house of evil imaginary friends and MindScrew, [[BrandyAndMrWhiskers Mr. Whiskers]] is a PsychopathicManChild who lusts for Brandy, Claudia from TheCaribouKitchen is a cynical alcoholic, and the titular world is ruled with an iron fist by [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]].
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* ''Fanfic/TheOtherworldAnthology'' runs on this trope [[note]]even if their version of Literature/TheLittleMermaid is LighterAndSofter than the Hans Christian Andersen original.[[/note]] WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends is a haunted house of evil imaginary friends and MindScrew, [[BrandyAndMrWhiskers Mr. Whiskers]] is a PsychopathicManChild who lusts for Brandy, Claudia from TheCaribouKitchen ''WesternAnimation/TheCaribouKitchen'' is a cynical alcoholic, and the titular world is ruled with an iron fist by [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]].

* ''AlexandraQuick'' is this to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', although in a way that doesn't go to the extremes of Darkfic or seem out of place with the mood of the original series. People do start dying in the first book though and there are some dark, dark plots in Wizarding America. Things get that way when you have wizards as government and wizards as terrorist with BlackandGreyMorality and you don't know which is which.
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* ''AlexandraQuick'' ''Fanfic/AlexandraQuick'' is this to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', although in a way that doesn't go to the extremes of Darkfic or seem out of place with the mood of the original series. People do start dying in the first book though and there are some dark, dark plots in Wizarding America. Things get that way when you have wizards as government and wizards as terrorist with BlackandGreyMorality and you don't know which is which.

* Let's not forget ''MyImmortal'', in which most of the characters have converted to [[strike:Satanism]] "STANISM", [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry's]] scar is now a ''pentegram'', and all the characters seem to do is {{Wangst}} around, cut their wrists, go to ''My Chemical Romance'' concerts, have [[IkeaErotica sex]], and proclaim how [[strike:gothic]] "goffik" they are. The irony being that, for all its posturing, it's not ''nearly'' as dark as the actual later books of the series, for which see Literature below.
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* Let's not forget ''MyImmortal'', ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'', in which most of the characters have converted to [[strike:Satanism]] "STANISM", [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry's]] scar is now a ''pentegram'', and all the characters seem to do is {{Wangst}} around, cut their wrists, go to ''My Chemical Romance'' concerts, have [[IkeaErotica sex]], and proclaim how [[strike:gothic]] "goffik" they are. The irony being that, for all its posturing, it's not ''nearly'' as dark as the actual later books of the series, for which see Literature below.

* ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' is set in the world of the friendship-based High School centered, [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Kamen Rider Fourze]]...except in this story, Gentaro was resurrected by an evil serpent and is causing mayhem as other Serpents start enacting DealWithTheDevil themes with people who have died, more and more Kamen Riders get pulled into the madness, and at the end of the day, the bad guys are going to be claiming victory of some kind.
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* ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' is set in the world of the friendship-based High School centered, [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Kamen Rider Fourze]]...''Series/KamenRiderFourze''...except in this story, Gentaro was resurrected by an evil serpent and is causing mayhem as other Serpents start enacting DealWithTheDevil themes with people who have died, more and more Kamen Riders get pulled into the madness, and at the end of the day, the bad guys are going to be claiming victory of some kind.

[[AC: ''LandBeforeTime'']] * ''TwilightValley'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2550278/1/Out_of_the_Shadows Out of the Shadows]]'' are both very dark LandBeforeTime fan fictions.
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[[AC: ''LandBeforeTime'']] ''WesternAnimation/LandBeforeTime'']] * ''TwilightValley'' ''Fanfic/TwilightValley'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2550278/1/Out_of_the_Shadows Out of the Shadows]]'' are both very dark LandBeforeTime ''WesternAnimation/LandBeforeTime'' fan fictions.

* The story, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/shell-shock Shell Shock]]'' is an incredibly dark take on military stories in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom. It actually warns the reader: "This is seriously the darkest thing I have yet written. You have been warned."
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* The story, story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/shell-shock Shell Shock]]'' is an incredibly dark take on military stories in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom. It actually warns the reader: "This is seriously the darkest thing I have yet written. You have been warned."

** One of the most notable examples is {{Cupcakes}}, a fan fiction that has gained memetic status within the Brony community for its rather horrifying portrayal of [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] and her cupcake recipe. ** Another example would be FalloutEquestria, an MLP and VideoGame/{{Fallout}} crossover featuring a post-apocalyptic Equestria. Ironically, it is also a DarkerAndEdgier Fallout 3 as well.
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** One of the most notable examples is {{Cupcakes}}, ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'', a fan fiction that has gained memetic status within the Brony community for its rather horrifying portrayal of [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] and her cupcake recipe. ** Another example would be FalloutEquestria, ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'', an MLP and VideoGame/{{Fallout}} crossover featuring a post-apocalyptic Equestria. Ironically, Incidentally, it is also a DarkerAndEdgier Fallout 3 as well.

** Yet another example is CheerileesGarden, where Cheerilee deals with unruly students and the mane 6 (in the sequel) using [[SadistTeacher certain methods]]. Arguably far more bothersome than Cupcakes, which may be why less people have read it.
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** Yet another example is CheerileesGarden, ''Fanfic/CheerileesGarden'', where Cheerilee deals with unruly students and the mane 6 (in the sequel) using [[SadistTeacher certain methods]]. Arguably far more bothersome than Cupcakes, which may be why less people have read it.methods]].
6th Jan '16 10:43:43 PM Doug86
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* Here are three little vignettes, fan fiction of [[http://theweaselking.livejournal.com/2842431.html Super Mario Bros]]...in the style of FrankMiller!
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* Here are three little vignettes, fan fiction of [[http://theweaselking.livejournal.com/2842431.html Super Mario Bros]]...in the style of FrankMiller! Creator/FrankMiller!
5th Jan '16 6:52:00 AM Rmpdc
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[[AC: ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'']] * While by no means depressing, ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'', when compared to its source material, has elements in its plot such as MindRape and an AlienInvasion taking place in it (complete with near-destruction of an entire American Naval Task Force), and that's just the {{backstory}}.
4th Jan '16 2:29:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'''s Freeza manages to [[UpToEleven surpass the original's already incredible level of monstrousness.]] Examples include him not caring whatsoever happens to his minions, deciding what wine to have for dinner before killing someone, and ''singing'' a variation of [[TheSoundOfMusic My Favorite Things]] before he impales Krillin.
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'''s Freeza manages to [[UpToEleven surpass the original's already incredible level of monstrousness.]] Examples include him not caring whatsoever happens to his minions, deciding what wine to have for dinner before killing someone, and ''singing'' a variation of [[TheSoundOfMusic [[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic My Favorite Things]] before he impales Krillin.
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