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18th Mar '18 11:22:51 AM fighwitt
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* ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'' takes several liberties with ''Franchise/XMen'' canon when the author believes it'll make for a better story. So, the team has already fought Sentinels before Marvel Girl joins, the boys know about Jean before her arrival, and ComicBook/JeanGrey uses her telepathy openly before it was unlocked in canon.
27th Feb '18 10:53:04 AM FoxBluereaver
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** The [[LimitedMoveArsenal 4-move limit from canon is also often ignored by writers]], in line with the early anime seasons.
28th Jan '18 12:07:10 AM lillolillo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': Although [[http://members.tripod.com/Dark_Mark/darkmark1.htm Dark Mark fanfics]] like ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'' are mostly canon-compliant, he tends to ignore two facts: Supergirl's death at Anti-Monitor's hands; and her relationship with Brainiac 5 in favor of hooking her up with someone else.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': Although [[http://members.tripod.com/Dark_Mark/darkmark1.htm Dark Mark fanfics]] like ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'' or the ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'' are mostly canon-compliant, he tends to ignore two facts: Supergirl's death at Anti-Monitor's hands; and her relationship with Brainiac 5 in favor of hooking her up with someone else.
21st Jan '18 10:02:41 AM LadyNorbert
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** In fanfics that deal with the DarkerAndEdgier implications of a series set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Germany will nearly always be shown as either being lied to by [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler his boss]] about everything that's going on, or that he knows but is powerless to stop it. Italy and Japan may have this happen to them as well (depending on how the author is going about things), but Germany is pretty much consistently shown that way.

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** In fanfics that deal with the DarkerAndEdgier implications of a series set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Germany will nearly always be shown as either being lied to by [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler his boss]] about everything that's going on, or that he knows else fully aware but is powerless to stop it. Italy and Japan may have this happen to them as well (depending on how the author is going about things), but Germany is pretty much consistently shown that way.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fics in terms of which Robin is in the series. Some have Tim Drake and others have Dick Grayson, which may lead to a change in personality (depending on how familiar the writer is with the comics) and sometimes even a change in name. (Nobody wants to have a character named [[HaveAGayOldTime Dick]]). It is hinted in the show, and confirmed in the tie-in comic, to actually be [[spoiler: Dick Grayson]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fics in terms of which Robin is in the series. Some have Tim Drake and others have Dick Grayson, which may lead to a change in personality (depending on how familiar the writer is with the comics) and sometimes even a change in name. (Nobody wants to have a character named [[HaveAGayOldTime Dick]]). Dick]].) It is hinted in the show, and confirmed in the tie-in comic, to actually be [[spoiler: Dick Grayson]].
8th Jan '18 12:32:26 PM lillolillo
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Mostly personality tweaking, like openly emotive Rei and more extroverted Shinji are the biggies; while never as popular as the show, some fans automatically assume the writer is using their manga counterparts instead. This might die out seeing as they've become official depictions in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Mostly personality tweaking, like openly emotive Rei and more extroverted Shinji are the biggies; while never as popular as the show, some fans automatically assume the writer is using their manga counterparts instead. This might die out seeing as they've become official depictions in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''.



* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': Although [[http://members.tripod.com/Dark_Mark/darkmark1.htm Dark Mark fanfics]] like ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'' are mostly canon-compliant, he tends to ignore two facts: Supergirl's death at Anti-Monitor's hands; and her relationship with Brainiac 5 in favor of hooking her up with someone else.



* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', the story has Tony Stark as Director of SHIELD during a period in which the actual Director was still Maria Hill. Very few of the fans of the story have ever noticed, and even fewer cared when they did.
16th Oct '17 3:40:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Haruka: She [[AdaptationDyeJob might have whiter hair than expected]], or be less combative or snobby (as seen in the manga) if the author is intending to make the Sailor Team more inclusive. Writers [[InternetBackdraft brave enough]] to use her "Amara" incarnation often rationalize her as simply a sort of "younger" prototype who is still in an ambiguous (but inevitable) relationship with her partner, discovering herself, [[BiFauxnen play down her fashion]] choice, and compensate by making her a lot more sexually open.

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** Haruka: She [[AdaptationDyeJob might have whiter hair than expected]], or be less combative or snobby (as seen in the manga) if the author is intending to make the Sailor Team more inclusive. Writers [[InternetBackdraft brave enough]] to use her "Amara" incarnation often rationalize her as simply a sort of "younger" prototype who is still in an ambiguous (but inevitable) relationship with her partner, discovering herself, [[BiFauxnen [[{{Bifauxnen}} play down her fashion]] choice, and compensate by making her a lot more sexually open.
5th Sep '17 12:53:57 AM BigKlingy
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' fangame ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyConflictOfInterest'' takes place in the ''Apollo Justice'' era, but began development before ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' was released, resulting in many breaks from canon, such as [[spoiler: Pearl Fey]]'s character arc going in a radically different direction. The author eventually went with a BroadStrokes approach: taking some elements from ''Dual Destinies'' like Phoenix's new outfit and throwing in a ShoutOut here and there, but still treating itself as an AlternateUniverse. (Athena doesn't exist, for example)
21st Aug '17 6:25:53 PM SeekerSS
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* Memetic Mashing: The writer incorporates the MemeticMutation of a character into the work under the challenge of making it mesh believably with the established characterization. Difficult and prone to become very in-jokey if done badly, excellent {{Fandom Nod}}s when done right.

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* [[AscendedMeme Memetic Mashing: Mashing]]: The writer incorporates the MemeticMutation of a character into the work under the challenge of making it mesh believably with the established characterization. Difficult and prone to become very in-jokey if done badly, excellent {{Fandom Nod}}s when done right.
21st Aug '17 6:24:13 PM SeekerSS
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* Personality tweak: The toning down/[[{{Flanderization}} up]] of a character's personality within "acceptable" bounds, said bounds usually based on... [[ShapedLikeItself how people write the character in fanfics frequently]]. Popular with low-emotive characters who are otherwise difficult to write for or who have a popular line (count the usages of BigDamnHeroes in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and then in Firefly Fics, for example).

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* [[AdaptationPersonalityChange Personality tweak: tweak]]: The toning down/[[{{Flanderization}} up]] of a character's personality within "acceptable" bounds, said bounds usually based on... [[ShapedLikeItself how people write the character in fanfics frequently]]. Popular with low-emotive characters who are otherwise difficult to write for or who have a popular line (count the usages of BigDamnHeroes in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and then in Firefly Fics, for example).



* [[{{Jossed}} Retroactive Discontinuity]]: A special subset of this where an aspect of a fic that started out canon becomes a break from canon by events of future seasons/books/what have you. Either someone dies, or someone new is introduced, or something new is revealed, what have you, but something happens which changes the canon in ways not reflected in the fanfic.

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* [[{{Jossed}} [[AlternateUniverseFic Retroactive Discontinuity]]: A special subset of this where an aspect of a fic that started out canon becomes a break from canon by events of future seasons/books/what have you. Either someone dies, or someone new is introduced, or something new is revealed, what have you, but something happens which changes the canon in ways not reflected in the fanfic.
14th Jul '17 11:26:16 PM Carnel
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* Very common in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', and also expected, since the series ''runs'' on AlternateCharacterInterpretation and MemeticMutation

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* Very common in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', and also expected, since the series ''runs'' on AlternateCharacterInterpretation and MemeticMutationMemeticMutation. One of the most common things done is taking away ResurrectiveImmortality from [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairy]] characters in order to make the situation [[RuleOfDrama suspenseful when they're in danger]], to the point that it's usually a minor plot point when it ''isn't'' the case.
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