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16th Jan '17 2:16:03 AM TrocyteV
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* Not even a game as so lighthearted and with so abstract but also equally lighthearted characters as ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' is safe. More specifically, most popular fanfics on the Garden Warfare series are darkfics portraying the games as an actual war, with secretly depraved characters to boot. For example, in ''For Him to Be Forgiven, For Them to Fix,'' about the relationships between several wartime Plants, we get to see horrifying things, including but not limited to:
** A Chomper named Ane [[spoiler:suffering from severe PTSD triggered by blood thanks to his father getting angry enough to murder a human (he later receives morally DisproportionateRetribution when Ane ''kills him outright in a fit of rage''[[note]]It's heavily implied that murdering his father dispelled Ane's PTSD.[[/note]]), getting killed himself, being revived with an experimental process, ''then'' lapsing into a coma due to a combination of his ego and complications, and ''finally'' turning up OK 10 months later.]]
** A Fire Pea named Kendrick [[spoiler:harboring the desire to ''murder his MIA brother'' for failing an important task four years ago. ''While maintaining sanity.''[[note]]Kendrick almost had his little brother impaled on a chef's knife he was holding upon his return, however their sister jumped in between at the exact position and time to ensure everyone's survival.[[/note]]]]
** And a Toxic Pea named Hershel [[spoiler:suddenly teetering on the edge of madness with no build-up, repeatedly hallucinating one of his friends dead with multiple knife wounds.]] What's even more depressing to all of these is that their age bracket is no older than ''20-22.'' Talk about traumatizing.
** However, the story manages to wrap itself up on both a happy ending and a lighthearted WhamLine... Except inspecting the character sheets (which include plans for [[spoiler:Ane's children]]) and the author's page reveal that [[spoiler:it's just a build-up to a currently WIP sequel that will also lapse into darkness, and might be creeping into WouldHurtAChild territory.]]

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* Not even Deconstructing the premise of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare is already a game as so lighthearted and with so abstract rampant FandomSpecificPlot for the whole franchise, but also equally lighthearted characters as ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' is safe. More specifically, most popular fanfics on the Garden Warfare some particular fics stand out for how dark they are in comparison to others:
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series are darkfics portraying the games as an actual war, starting with secretly depraved characters ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11462596/1/PVZGW-I-ll-Fight-Till-The-End I'll Fight 'til The End]]'' is filled with enough themes of abuse and war trauma to boot. For example, in ''For Him to Be Forgiven, For Them to Fix,'' about not fit on this page (it even ''starts'' with the relationships between several wartime Plants, we get protagonist completely pushed into a corner knowing that the [[ChildSoldiers almost-underaged]] leader was willing [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior to see horrifying things, including but not limited to:
** A Chomper named Ane [[spoiler:suffering
beat him to a pulp after being told that zombies ''do'' have feelings.]]) One prime example of the themes present occurs in the sequel, where [[spoiler:the protagonist finds his DisappearedDad and remembers just ''why'' he ran away from severe PTSD triggered by blood thanks to him and invoked an inversion of IHaveNoSon. He then enters a trance and kills his own father getting angry as a KarmicDeath for the latter's disregard for human life. It's enough to murder a human (he later receives morally DisproportionateRetribution when Ane ''kills him outright in a fit of rage''[[note]]It's heavily implied that murdering scare his father dispelled Ane's PTSD.[[/note]]), getting killed himself, being revived with an experimental process, ''then'' lapsing lover and second-in-command into a coma due to a combination of slapping him and forcing his ego and complications, and ''finally'' turning up OK 10 months later.]]
** A Fire Pea named Kendrick [[spoiler:harboring the desire
team to ''murder his MIA brother'' for failing an important task four years ago. ''While maintaining sanity.''[[note]]Kendrick almost had his little brother impaled on a chef's knife he was holding upon his return, however their sister jumped in between at the exact position and time to ensure everyone's survival.[[/note]]]]
** And a Toxic Pea named Hershel [[spoiler:suddenly teetering on the edge of madness with no build-up, repeatedly hallucinating one of his friends dead with multiple knife wounds.]] What's even more depressing to all of these is that their age bracket is no older than ''20-22.'' Talk about traumatizing.
** However, the story manages to wrap itself up on both a happy ending and a lighthearted WhamLine... Except inspecting the character sheets (which include plans for [[spoiler:Ane's children]]) and the author's page reveal that [[spoiler:it's just a build-up to a currently WIP sequel that will also lapse into darkness, and might be creeping into WouldHurtAChild territory.]]
desert him.]]
9th Jan '17 7:39:49 AM arisboch
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** The multiple-novel-sized ''[[http://members.iinet.net.au/~aceywacey/pokemon.htm Pokemon Master]]'' claims to be "the first major '''Dark''' ''Pokemon'' Fanfiction released on the Internet", while ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' is a standout example.

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** The multiple-novel-sized ''[[http://members.''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20120626101741/http://members.iinet.net.au/~aceywacey/pokemon.htm Pokemon Master]]'' claims to be "the first major '''Dark''' ''Pokemon'' Fanfiction released on the Internet", while ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' is a standout example.
5th Jan '17 10:51:23 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** FanFic/ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace. If a group of nerdy, fun internet personas becoming {{br|eakTheCutie}}oken - but very, ''very'' {{Badass}} - [[TheWoobie woobies]] due to war and experiments isn't dark then we don't know what is.

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** FanFic/ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace. If a group of nerdy, fun internet personas becoming {{br|eakTheCutie}}oken - but very, ''very'' {{Badass}} Badass - [[TheWoobie woobies]] due to war and experiments isn't dark then we don't know what is.
20th Dec '16 4:06:58 PM AustinDR
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* ''The Loud Comic'', or ''Webcomic/ILoveMyBrother'' is a fan comic revolving around [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Luan Loud]] a psychopathic {{Yandere}} who is introduced violently murdering Ronnie Anne as to get rid of any potential rivals to her brother's affections. The comic also includes incest most infamous being a scene in which Lincoln and Lynn engage in sexual intercourse.
20th Dec '16 3:46:11 PM AustinDR
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' (and by extension ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'') fans have "The Rugrats Theory". As the name implies it's a theory however it [[FandomSpecificPlot spawned a lot of fanworks]]. As the story goes, the entire series is a product of a delusional Angelica and everyone is DeadAllAlong. Chuckie died with his mother, Tommy was born stillborn, and the twins were aborted. Fans differ but Dil is often depicted as the only living character; Kimi and Susie are [[FanonDiscontinuity ignored]]. The "theory" was never supposed to be serious and is just an interesting DarkFic [=AU=].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' (and by extension ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'') fans have "The "[[WebOriginal/TheRugratsTheory The Rugrats Theory".Theory]]". As the name implies it's a theory however it [[FandomSpecificPlot spawned a lot of fanworks]]. As the story goes, the entire series is a product of a delusional Angelica and everyone is DeadAllAlong. Chuckie died with his mother, Tommy was born stillborn, and the twins were aborted. Fans differ but Dil is often depicted as the only living character; Kimi and Susie are [[FanonDiscontinuity ignored]]. The "theory" was never supposed to be serious and is just an interesting DarkFic [=AU=].



* ''WebOriginal/TheRugratsTheory'' purports that the titular rugrats are actually figments of Angelica's imagination. The theory goes on to suggest that each baby died through several means from abortion, stillbirth, accidents, etc. Angelica herself was born a crack baby, thus explaining that she is able to speak with the babies.

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* ''WebOriginal/TheRugratsTheory'' purports that the titular rugrats are actually figments of Angelica's imagination. The theory goes on to suggest that each baby died through several means from abortion, stillbirth, accidents, etc. Angelica herself was born a crack baby, thus explaining that she is able to speak with the babies.
20th Dec '16 3:43:39 PM AustinDR
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* The fan-artist Twisted-Wind has many dark and often bloody artworks of WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit. Most of their comics are this as well (such as their SteamPunk AU or their ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' AU).

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* The fan-artist Twisted-Wind has many dark and often bloody artworks of WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit. Most of their comics are this as well (such as their SteamPunk AU or their ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' AU).AU
* ''WebOriginal/TheRugratsTheory'' purports that the titular rugrats are actually figments of Angelica's imagination. The theory goes on to suggest that each baby died through several means from abortion, stillbirth, accidents, etc. Angelica herself was born a crack baby, thus explaining that she is able to speak with the babies.
12th Dec '16 1:07:01 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', being a DarkerAndEdgier SequelSeries, has a lot of potential for dark fics, considering that most of the enemies are driven insane by a virus, there's a near genocidal war going on and Zero's . Darkfics usually center on torture/rape by Mavericks, fanatic between humans and reploids (usually where reploids are [[JustAMachine badly mistreated]]), and the horrible things that could happen if [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Zero ever truly went evil]].

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** ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', being a DarkerAndEdgier SequelSeries, has a lot of potential for dark fics, considering that most of the enemies are driven insane by a virus, virus and that there's a near genocidal war going on and Zero's .on. Darkfics usually center on torture/rape by Mavericks, fanatic between humans and reploids (usually where reploids are [[JustAMachine badly mistreated]]), and the horrible things that could happen if [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Zero ever truly went evil]].
6th Dec '16 9:57:14 AM Inceptor57
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** ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'': The artist's most recent work. Imagine all the ship girls in a World War II setting. Now remember that most of the ship girls are from Japanese naval ships in World War II. Now, [[KillEmAll what was the fate of most of Japanese naval power in the war?]]
26th Nov '16 3:10:16 PM j83476
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* But even among R-rated {{Doujinshi}}, artist Takotsuboya's works ''really'' push the darkness slider up to eleven. It's so messed up the sex is just a ''distraction'' from how incredibly dark things are getting. Be warned: any of these may send you into a depressing funk for quite some time.
** ''Manga/KOn'': The ''Takotsuboya K-ON Trilogy'', one of the more infamous works. You can find all three [[http://trinity-translations-team.blogspot.com/search/label/K-On here]] (or on Fakku if you aren't fond of downloading).
** ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'': The siblings' personalities took a dark and twisted turn, and things get progressively worse with every page from there. Have fun!
** ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': When you were watching the anime, did you ever think "this series is pretty cute, but it would be a lot better with more gore, PTSD, and war crimes"? No? Well ''somebody'' did.



** The ''Takotsuboya K-ON Trilogy'', one of the more infamous works. You can find all three [[http://trinity-translations-team.blogspot.com/search/label/K-On here]] (or on Fakku if you aren't fond of downloading). Be warned: this may send you into a depressing funk for quite some time.
8th Nov '16 6:32:34 AM Anddrix
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* The original ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' is so full of possibilities that it has spawned quite a few "legitimate" examples in modern times, the most notable being the live-action [[Film/AliceInWonderland Tim Burton movie]] and the video game ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''. Dark fanfics and fan art abound staring Dodgson's heroine, [[RuleThirtyFour many of them of a more mature nature]] with a [[SheIsAllGrownUp teenage or adult]], HotterAndSexier {{Xenafication}} of Alice.

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* The original ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' is so full of possibilities that it has spawned quite a few "legitimate" examples in modern times, the most notable being the live-action [[Film/AliceInWonderland [[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 Tim Burton movie]] and the video game ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''. Dark fanfics and fan art abound staring Dodgson's heroine, [[RuleThirtyFour many of them of a more mature nature]] with a [[SheIsAllGrownUp teenage or adult]], HotterAndSexier {{Xenafication}} of Alice.
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