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18th Mar '18 6:55:43 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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An informal, ad hoc system of tagging that has spontaneously evolved over the years within the greater FanFic community.

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An informal, ad hoc system of tagging that has spontaneously evolved over the years within the greater FanFic {{Fanfic}} community.



FanFic communities will often have tags specific to their fandoms that they use to describe tropes that occur with some regularity (Slytherin![[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]], Future![[Series/{{Heroes}} Hiro]], or Vamp![[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow]], for example).

The title of a given FanFic 'verse, or an abbreviation thereof, can also be used to indicate the version of a character from that setting, particularly when there have been major changes to them: [[Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures UF]]![[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], SME![[Franchise/SailorMoon Jadeite]].

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FanFic {{Fanfic}} communities will often have tags specific to their fandoms that they use to describe tropes that occur with some regularity (Slytherin![[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]], Future![[Series/{{Heroes}} Hiro]], or Vamp![[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow]], for example).

The title of a given FanFic {{Fanfic}} 'verse, or an abbreviation thereof, can also be used to indicate the version of a character from that setting, particularly when there have been major changes to them: [[Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures UF]]![[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], SME![[Franchise/SailorMoon Jadeite]].
11th Aug '17 4:24:00 PM Doug86
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** Elevating Xander Harris from his nominal ButtMonkey status all the way to {{Superman}} and beyond is practically a cottage industry in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfic.

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** Elevating Xander Harris from his nominal ButtMonkey status all the way to {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} and beyond is practically a cottage industry in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfic.
16th May '17 7:08:32 PM nombretomado
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The title of a given FanFic 'verse, or an abbreviation thereof, can also be used to indicate the version of a character from that setting, particularly when there have been major changes to them: [[UndocumentedFeatures UF]]![[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], SME![[Franchise/SailorMoon Jadeite]].

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The title of a given FanFic 'verse, or an abbreviation thereof, can also be used to indicate the version of a character from that setting, particularly when there have been major changes to them: [[UndocumentedFeatures [[Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures UF]]![[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], SME![[Franchise/SailorMoon Jadeite]].
26th Apr '17 9:36:45 AM Monolaf317
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Because this kind of tagging is ad hoc and in no way formalized, it's common to see unusual and/or idiosyncratic tags that indicate some truly wild variants, such as Cyborg![[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] or [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber Amberite]]![[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]].

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Because this kind of tagging is ad hoc and in no way formalized, it's common to see unusual and/or idiosyncratic tags that indicate some truly wild variants, variants (like, for example, thanks to a FreakyFridayFlip), such as Cyborg![[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] or [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber Amberite]]![[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]].
5th Apr '17 7:35:50 AM Monolaf317
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The title of a given FanFic 'verse, or an abbreviation thereof, can also be used to indicate the version of a character from that setting, particularly when there have been major changes to them: [[UndocumentedFeatures UF]]![[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], [[SailorMoonExpanded SME]]![[Franchise/SailorMoon Jadeite]].

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The title of a given FanFic 'verse, or an abbreviation thereof, can also be used to indicate the version of a character from that setting, particularly when there have been major changes to them: [[UndocumentedFeatures UF]]![[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], [[SailorMoonExpanded SME]]![[Franchise/SailorMoon SME![[Franchise/SailorMoon Jadeite]].
29th Oct '16 6:12:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Rational'': (Also ''Rationalist''). The character has a buff to common sense that would completely derail the canon of the series if it were brought into canon. Expect multiple characters to come along for the ride. Popularized (and possibly [[TropeMaker invented]]) by ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''.

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* ''Rational'': (Also ''Rationalist''). The character has a buff to common sense that would completely derail the canon of the series if it were brought into canon. Expect multiple characters to come along for the ride. Popularized (and possibly [[TropeMaker invented]]) by ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''.''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''.
28th Aug '16 7:49:44 AM digiman619
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** Seen in video game fanfics in which a main character's gender can be chosen by the player, such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' (female![[spoiler:Revan]], female!Exile) and ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (female!Shepard[[note]]Though a female Captain Shepard is generally abbreviated {=FemShep=}[[/note]]) -- a corresponding "male" tag also exists.

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** Seen in video game fanfics in which a main character's gender can be chosen by the player, such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' (female![[spoiler:Revan]], female!Exile) and ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (female!Shepard[[note]]Though a female Captain Shepard is generally abbreviated {=FemShep=}[[/note]]) [=FemShep=][[/note]]) -- a corresponding "male" tag also exists.
28th Aug '16 7:48:48 AM digiman619
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** Seen in video game fanfics in which a main character's gender can be chosen by the player, such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' (female![[spoiler:Revan]], female!Exile) and ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (female!Shepard[[note]]Though a female Captain Shepard is generally abbreviated FemShep[[/note]]) -- a corresponding "male" tag also exists.

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** Seen in video game fanfics in which a main character's gender can be chosen by the player, such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' (female![[spoiler:Revan]], female!Exile) and ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (female!Shepard[[note]]Though a female Captain Shepard is generally abbreviated FemShep[[/note]]) {=FemShep=}[[/note]]) -- a corresponding "male" tag also exists.
28th Aug '16 7:47:52 AM digiman619
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** Seen in video game fanfics in which a main character's gender can be chosen by the player, such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' (female![[spoiler:Revan]], female!Exile) and ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (female!Shepard) -- a corresponding "male" tag also exists.

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** Seen in video game fanfics in which a main character's gender can be chosen by the player, such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' (female![[spoiler:Revan]], female!Exile) and ''Franchise/MassEffect'' (female!Shepard) (female!Shepard[[note]]Though a female Captain Shepard is generally abbreviated FemShep[[/note]]) -- a corresponding "male" tag also exists.
18th Jun '16 5:36:02 AM Doug86
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These tags are also occasionally used when dealing with customizable characters in computer games. In addition, tags like this are used in spreadsheet programs to denote what sheet the cell in question is on if it's not on the same sheet as the cell you're typing in. [[http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/B/bang-path.html Bang paths]] were used in early e-mail to specify a UUCP route to a given user, and they're still part of the return path in {{Usenet}}.

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These tags are also occasionally used when dealing with customizable characters in computer games. In addition, tags like this are used in spreadsheet programs to denote what sheet the cell in question is on if it's not on the same sheet as the cell you're typing in. [[http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/B/bang-path.html Bang paths]] were used in early e-mail to specify a UUCP route to a given user, and they're still part of the return path in {{Usenet}}.
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