History Fanfic / PerfectionIsOverrated

4th Apr '17 5:28:36 AM Doug86
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A ''MaiHime'' fic by Theralion ([[ThemeNaming also known as]] {{Tropers/Valiona}} on TV Tropes) that, starting from midway through the show and diverging from canon, seeks to explore how MarySue characters would fare without favoritism from their authors.

A group of [=SUEs=] (Superpowered Unbalancing Entities), representing Mary Sue archetypes and having powers symbolic of Mary Sues’ effect on the plot, arrives at Fuuka Academy, intending to defeat all the Himes so that they can reshape the world as they see fit. Naturally, it falls on the Himes to stop them, but to do so, they must look past their differences in order to work together, and also come to terms with their own issues and personal flaws.

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A ''MaiHime'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' fic by Theralion ([[ThemeNaming also known as]] {{Tropers/Valiona}} on TV Tropes) that, starting from midway through the show and diverging from canon, seeks to explore how MarySue characters would fare without favoritism from their authors.

A group of [=SUEs=] (Superpowered Unbalancing Entities), representing Mary Sue archetypes and having powers symbolic of Mary Sues’ Sues' effect on the plot, arrives at Fuuka Academy, intending to defeat all the Himes so that they can reshape the world as they see fit. Naturally, it falls on the Himes to stop them, but to do so, they must look past their differences in order to work together, and also come to terms with their own issues and personal flaws.



* BloodierAndGorier: Compared to MaiHime, the characters often die in more gruesome ways than just being disintegrated, partly the results of the [=SUEs=] aiming to kill their victims instead of just destroying the Childs.

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* BloodierAndGorier: Compared to MaiHime, ''Anime/MaiHime'', the characters often die in more gruesome ways than just being disintegrated, partly the results of the [=SUEs=] aiming to kill their victims instead of just destroying the Childs.



* TheCameo: Kyouji Takamura, protagonist of MaiHime: Tree of Destiny, dies as Mariko’s Most Important Person. Arika appears as Akira’s new roommate in the last chapter.

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* TheCameo: Kyouji Takamura, protagonist of MaiHime: ''Anime/MaiHime'': Tree of Destiny, dies as Mariko’s Mariko's Most Important Person. Arika appears as Akira’s Akira's new roommate in the last chapter.



** [[spoiler:Natsuki’s pistol, which she uses against Shizune, is put aside in case she needs it again, and is used again in an attempt to kill the author.]]
* ConflictKiller: The [=SUEs=], upon appearing, derail Ishigami’s plan to manipulate the Himes into fighting one another, and provide an enemy for them to unite against.

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** [[spoiler:Natsuki’s [[spoiler:Natsuki's pistol, which she uses against Shizune, is put aside in case she needs it again, and is used again in an attempt to kill the author.]]
* ConflictKiller: The [=SUEs=], upon appearing, derail Ishigami’s Ishigami's plan to manipulate the Himes into fighting one another, and provide an enemy for them to unite against.



* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Shizuru]] vs. Hitomi ends fairly quickly, with the new arrival launching a surprise attack on her opponent’s Child, defeating her.

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Shizuru]] vs. Hitomi ends fairly quickly, with the new arrival launching a surprise attack on her opponent’s opponent's Child, defeating her.



* TheFinalTemptation: Mai, Natsuki and Nao, in order to stop Toki, are told that they must ensure that history remains unchaged- and the events in question are the tragedies that made them the people they are. Later on, [[spoiler:Natsuki gets trapped inside Yukariko’s LotusEaterMachine, and has an experience in which her parents are still alive and living with her, while she has also met all her friends at Fuuka Academy.]]

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* TheFinalTemptation: Mai, Natsuki and Nao, in order to stop Toki, are told that they must ensure that history remains unchaged- and the events in question are the tragedies that made them the people they are. Later on, [[spoiler:Natsuki gets trapped inside Yukariko’s Yukariko's LotusEaterMachine, and has an experience in which her parents are still alive and living with her, while she has also met all her friends at Fuuka Academy.]]



* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Averted on the Himes’ end. Shizuru regrets having to kill [[spoiler:Hitomi]], and Natsuki feels similarly about killing [[spoiler:Shizune]]. By the end of the story, Mai considers the [=SUEs=] pitiful individuals, and while she realizes that they have brought harm to others, she is upset over having had to fight them with no peaceful resolution. On the other hand, the [=SUEs=] are willing to kill all the Himes if it comes to that.
* GunsAreUseless: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. Natsuki says that ordinary firearms are, for the most part, useless against the Himes, [[spoiler:but it’s subverted when she kills Shizune with a handgun]]. [[spoiler:And double-subverted when Natsuki’s gun fails to kill the Avatar]]

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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Averted on the Himes’ Himes' end. Shizuru regrets having to kill [[spoiler:Hitomi]], and Natsuki feels similarly about killing [[spoiler:Shizune]]. By the end of the story, Mai considers the [=SUEs=] pitiful individuals, and while she realizes that they have brought harm to others, she is upset over having had to fight them with no peaceful resolution. On the other hand, the [=SUEs=] are willing to kill all the Himes if it comes to that.
* GunsAreUseless: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. Natsuki says that ordinary firearms are, for the most part, useless against the Himes, [[spoiler:but it’s it's subverted when she kills Shizune with a handgun]]. [[spoiler:And double-subverted when Natsuki’s Natsuki's gun fails to kill the Avatar]]



** [[spoiler: Sister Yukariko dies alongside Ishigami, although this time, Natsuki and Nao fill Mai and Yuuichi’s roles in that scene]]

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** [[spoiler: Sister Yukariko dies alongside Ishigami, although this time, Natsuki and Nao fill Mai and Yuuichi’s Yuuichi's roles in that scene]]



* OutOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Bachiko’s victims, especially Nao (who becomes very formal and polite towards others, particularly by using honorifics), behave in such a manner]].

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* OutOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Bachiko’s [[spoiler:Bachiko's victims, especially Nao (who becomes very formal and polite towards others, particularly by using honorifics), behave in such a manner]].



-->'''Nao''': You’re [[DontYouDarePityMe fucking sorry]]?

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-->'''Nao''': You’re You're [[DontYouDarePityMe fucking sorry]]?



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The common application of this in fanfics is deconstructed with Hitomi. She doesn’t know or care why rape is wrong, but knows that it is a terrible crime, so she mind controls a man into raping and murdering his wife, then allowing him to see it before forcing him to kill himself.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The common application of this in fanfics is deconstructed with Hitomi. She doesn’t doesn't know or care why rape is wrong, but knows that it is a terrible crime, so she mind controls a man into raping and murdering his wife, then allowing him to see it before forcing him to kill himself.



* RevengeBeforeReason: Natsuki, after mentioning the RevengeByProxy trope, responds to Mai’s suggestion that the idea of someone taking revenge on someone like Takumi by attacking her doesn’t seem very logical by saying that people seeking revenge do not always follow logic. She then is forced to think about how that might apply to her.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Natsuki, after mentioning the RevengeByProxy trope, responds to Mai’s Mai's suggestion that the idea of someone taking revenge on someone like Takumi by attacking her doesn’t doesn't seem very logical by saying that people seeking revenge do not always follow logic. She then is forced to think about how that might apply to her.



* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Kyoko, who dies as a result of Shizune’s death]]
* SealedWithAKiss: [[spoiler:Shizuru and Natsuki’s]] last scene in the fic ends with them kissing.
* ShutUpHannibal: Several cases, such as when Mai rejects the Usurper’s plan for a new world, and Yukariko denounces Shizune as a false Christian.
* ShutUpKirk: Shizune delivers one to Yukariko when she accuses her of going against Jesus’s teachings, saying that Yukariko is a false Christian as a Catholic.

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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Kyoko, who dies as a result of Shizune’s Shizune's death]]
* SealedWithAKiss: [[spoiler:Shizuru and Natsuki’s]] Natsuki's]] last scene in the fic ends with them kissing.
* ShutUpHannibal: Several cases, such as when Mai rejects the Usurper’s Usurper's plan for a new world, and Yukariko denounces Shizune as a false Christian.
* ShutUpKirk: Shizune delivers one to Yukariko when she accuses her of going against Jesus’s Jesus's teachings, saying that Yukariko is a false Christian as a Catholic.



** Mai gets one against certain shippers when confronting [[spoiler:Bachiko and Meiko]], denouncing the act of changing people’s personalities so they get together with the right people.
** [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Makoto’s superficial attraction to Nagi]] and belief that [[LoveRedeems he’ll change]] is also a reference to the DracoInLeatherPants trope.

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** Mai gets one against certain shippers when confronting [[spoiler:Bachiko and Meiko]], denouncing the act of changing people’s people's personalities so they get together with the right people.
** [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Makoto’s Makoto's superficial attraction to Nagi]] and belief that [[LoveRedeems he’ll he'll change]] is also a reference to the DracoInLeatherPants trope.



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: In addition to the Obsidian Lord, the Usurper’s plan is this.

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: In addition to the Obsidian Lord, the Usurper’s Usurper's plan is this.



** Chapter 18. [[spoiler:It is revealed that not only is Bachiko a SUE, but so is Meiko. Yukariko betrays the group and puts Natsuki into a LotusEaterMachine. Shiho reveals herself as Mai’s attacker and tries to kill her, with Mikoto on the way.]]

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** Chapter 18. [[spoiler:It is revealed that not only is Bachiko a SUE, but so is Meiko. Yukariko betrays the group and puts Natsuki into a LotusEaterMachine. Shiho reveals herself as Mai’s Mai's attacker and tries to kill her, with Mikoto on the way.]]



* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: At a few points. Natsuki gets one, when telling Shizuru of her life experience, and that [[spoiler:she loves her, saying that she doesn’t care about what other people think about her relationship with the person who helped her trust others again.]]. The Himes get ones of their own during the final confrontation. In which they talk about what they have learned over the course of their CharacterDevelopment.

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: At a few points. Natsuki gets one, when telling Shizuru of her life experience, and that [[spoiler:she loves her, saying that she doesn’t doesn't care about what other people think about her relationship with the person who helped her trust others again.]]. The Himes get ones of their own during the final confrontation. In which they talk about what they have learned over the course of their CharacterDevelopment.
12th Oct '16 8:49:31 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* MundaneSolution: Shizune's LogicalWeakness, since her powers make others less effective. [[spoiler: Natsuki exploits it by [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shooting her]] with an ordinary handgun, which Shizune couldn't affect as it wasn't a Hime power.]]
14th Jul '16 4:35:42 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The [=SUEs=]

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The [=SUEs=]
25th Jun '16 8:48:22 AM Willbyr
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* CrossOver: [[spoiler:With MaiOtome, caused by Sekai stealing an Otome's powers and fleeing to the Himes' world, causing the Otomes to pursue her there and help the Himes thwart her plan to attack the academy]]

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* CrossOver: [[spoiler:With MaiOtome, ''Anime/MaiOtome'', caused by Sekai stealing an Otome's powers and fleeing to the Himes' world, causing the Otomes to pursue her there and help the Himes thwart her plan to attack the academy]]
18th Jul '14 10:05:01 AM N8han11
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* TheBechdelTest: Passes.
21st Jun '14 6:52:02 AM tryrar
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* DyingLikeAnimals: Midori considers the Fuuka community as being like bats (albeit while noting that it’s natural for them to be unable to understand what is going on and look for more natural causes), and muses about how the Himes have all the responsibility for saving the world thrust on them.
3rd Jul '13 2:51:06 PM Valiona
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* BloodierAndGorier: Compared to MaiHime, the characters often die in more gruesome ways than just being disintegrated, partly the results of the [=SUEs=] aiming to kill their victims instead of just destroying the Childs.
13th Jun '13 8:59:57 PM 17th_Immortal
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Yukariko, Ishigami, Nagi. The former two]] died in canon, but in this case, they stayed dead.0

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Yukariko, Ishigami, Nagi. The former two]] died in canon, but in this case, they stayed dead.0
13th Jun '13 8:30:59 PM 17th_Immortal
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** Chapter 4: Hitomi, having gotten her first taste of using Mind Control to make her victims kill other people and themselves, uses her powers to cause a massacre at a diner, resulting in the deaths of 20 innocent people, and showcasing that the SUEs mutual (if varying) lack of regard for human life.
** Chapter 18 and 19: While previous SUE attacks had interfered with the canon villains' plans, [[spoiler:Bachiko and Meiko's]] plan provides [[spoiler:Ishigami and Nagi]] the opportunities they need to put their plans into motion; the former results in [[spoiler:his and Yukariko's deaths]], while the latter results in [[spoiler:Shiho and Mai being forced to fight like in canon, with Yukino barely managing to defuse the situation by arriving before Mikoto and knocking out Shiho]].
** Chapter 21: [[spoiler:The Obsidian Lord, possessed by the Usurper, kills off the entire First District and destroys Miyu, the latter action sealing off the possibility of pushing the ResetButton and undoing any of the deaths]].

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** Chapter 4: Hitomi, having gotten her first taste of using Mind Control to make her victims kill other people and themselves, uses her powers to cause a massacre at a diner, resulting in the deaths of 20 innocent people, and showcasing that the SUEs [=SUEs=]' mutual (if varying) lack of regard for human life.
** Chapter 18 and 19: While previous SUE attacks had interfered with the canon villains' plans, [[spoiler:Bachiko and Meiko's]] plan provides [[spoiler:Ishigami and Nagi]] the opportunities they need to put their own plans into motion; the former results in [[spoiler:his and Yukariko's deaths]], while the latter results in [[spoiler:Shiho and Mai being forced to fight like in canon, with Yukino barely managing to defuse the situation by arriving before Mikoto and knocking out Shiho]].
** Chapter 21: [[spoiler:The Obsidian Lord, possessed by the Usurper, kills off the entire First District and destroys Miyu, the latter action sealing off the possibility of pushing the ResetButton and undoing any of the deaths]]. deaths.]]



** [[spoiler:Sister Yukariko dies alongside Ishigami, although this time, Natsuki and Nao fill Mai and Yuuichi’s roles in that scene]]

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** [[spoiler:Sister [[spoiler: Sister Yukariko dies alongside Ishigami, although this time, Natsuki and Nao fill Mai and Yuuichi’s roles in that scene]]
11th Jun '13 3:51:55 PM MarkLungo
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-->''"Being perfect or having something that is perfect are things people often strive for, but they are things that are impossible to reach. Not only is it difficult to define, but frankly, [[TitleDrop perfection is overrated]]. You never have to improve yourself, struggle against your weaknesses, or learn how to understand yourself or the ones you love."''

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-->''"Being ->''"Being perfect or having something that is perfect are things people often strive for, but they are things that are impossible to reach. Not only is it difficult to define, but frankly, [[TitleDrop perfection is overrated]]. You never have to improve yourself, struggle against your weaknesses, or learn how to understand yourself or the ones you love."''



A MaiHime fic by Theralion ([[ThemeNaming also known as]] {{Tropers/Valiona}} on TV Tropes) that, starting from midway through the show and diverging from canon, seeks to explore how MarySue characters would fare without favoritism from their authors.

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A MaiHime ''MaiHime'' fic by Theralion ([[ThemeNaming also known as]] {{Tropers/Valiona}} on TV Tropes) that, starting from midway through the show and diverging from canon, seeks to explore how MarySue characters would fare without favoritism from their authors.
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