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25th May '17 12:51:47 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'': How did Aldo get his scar?



* [[Creator/JossWhedon The Whedon Verse]] have seen a ''lot'' of these.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Wish!Verse: Remember that AlternateUniverse where Buffy never came to Sunnydale? How did Xander get turned? How did Willow? What happened with Darla? How did Angel became a wreck?
** Insert!Dawn-Fic: Everyone in the Cast was given false memories of Buffy's little sister Dawn in the Fifth season. How would any given episode in the first four seasons play out with Dawn there? In universe certain sources RetCon Dawn into the storyline, the AnimatedAdaptation intended to do this and one of the season eight comics has Buffy dream of season one with Dawn.
** Normal!Verse: "Normal Again" told us that the entire show was a hallucination being created by Buffy in an insane asylum. Describe that world. Maybe the {{Big Bad}}s are all just manifestations of her doctors.
** Yet Another Halloween Fic: Also called YAHF for short, these deal with the episode where people wearing cursed Halloween costumes started turning into the things they dressed as. ''Fanfic/HalloweenWorld'' is probably the most famous among the fandom.

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* [[Creator/JossWhedon The Whedon Verse]] have seen a ''lot'' of these.
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''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** *** Wish!Verse: Remember that AlternateUniverse where Buffy never came to Sunnydale? How did Xander get turned? How did Willow? What happened with Darla? How did Angel became a wreck?
** *** Insert!Dawn-Fic: Everyone in the Cast was given false memories of Buffy's little sister Dawn in the Fifth season. How would any given episode in the first four seasons play out with Dawn there? In universe certain sources RetCon Dawn into the storyline, the AnimatedAdaptation intended to do this and one of the season eight comics has Buffy dream of season one with Dawn.
** *** Normal!Verse: "Normal Again" told us that the entire show was a hallucination being created by Buffy in an insane asylum. Describe that world. Maybe the {{Big Bad}}s are all just manifestations of her doctors.
** *** Yet Another Halloween Fic: Also called YAHF for short, these deal with the episode where people wearing cursed Halloween costumes started turning into the things they dressed as. ''Fanfic/HalloweenWorld'' is probably the most famous among the fandom.



** The episode ''Earshot'' has spawned several fics regarding [[CovertPervert Willow's]] comment about...ahem, [[GenderBender her idea]] of the aspect of the demon.
** The episode ''Helpless'' dealt with Buffy losing her slayer powers due to a ritual. What if she never got her powers back? Would she still fight monsters or use this chance to live a normal life?
** Buffy is only the latest in a long, long line of women who slay monsters. In one short story, describe one of these previous- or future- Slayers.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Connor!Be-Gone-Fic: Angel DealWithTheDevil-ed his son into a happy family and removed all memories of his son from his crew. How did this affect their recollection of seasons three and four? How did Wesley get that scar? Also obvious fodder for [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Connor/Dawn]] angst-fics.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Anything, really.
** How Wash and Zoe fell in love.
** Simon's time studying as a doctor.
** What Book did before he was a shepherd.
** Heck, let's just say everyone's backstory.
** What was the first time Patience shot Mal?
** The War of Independence
** And probably the biggest one post-''{{Film/Serenity}}'': Where does the ship go next after Miranda?

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** *** The episode ''Earshot'' has spawned several fics regarding [[CovertPervert Willow's]] comment about...ahem, [[GenderBender her idea]] of the aspect of the demon.
** *** The episode ''Helpless'' dealt with Buffy losing her slayer powers due to a ritual. What if she never got her powers back? Would she still fight monsters or use this chance to live a normal life?
** *** Buffy is only the latest in a long, long line of women who slay monsters. In one short story, describe one of these previous- or future- Slayers.
* ** ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** *** Connor!Be-Gone-Fic: Angel DealWithTheDevil-ed his son into a happy family and removed all memories of his son from his crew. How did this affect their recollection of seasons three and four? How did Wesley get that scar? Also obvious fodder for [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Connor/Dawn]] angst-fics.
* ** ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Anything, really.
** *** How Wash and Zoe fell in love.
** *** Simon's time studying as a doctor.
** *** What Book did before he was a shepherd.
** *** Heck, let's just say everyone's backstory.
** *** What was the first time Patience shot Mal?
** *** The War of Independence
** *** And probably the biggest one post-''{{Film/Serenity}}'': Where does the ship go next after Miranda?
23rd May '17 8:50:46 AM Allronix
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** After the third film was controversially cancelled, it has become very common for fans to write fanfics about [[spoiler:Quorra experiencing the human world after she escaped The Grid, or Tron after breaking free of Clu's rectification over him]].

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** After the third film was controversially cancelled, it has become very common for fans to write fanfics about [[spoiler:Quorra [[spoiler: Quorra experiencing the human world after she escaped The Grid, or Tron after breaking free of Clu's rectification over him]].him]].
** PatchworkFic with ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' elements became more common after the game was released on Steam. It's also common to do "what if" scenarios where Alan ends up investigating the arcade for himself and ends up "getting in."
19th May '17 1:18:24 PM fruitstripegum
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* While any one-shot character from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has this, [[IllGirl Nozomi]] and [[KidFromTheFuture Fami]] get this the most since they had a lot of potential as characters and several loose ends.
7th May '17 2:47:44 PM X2X
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* Crossovers with other works of fiction. For exemple, if Pokemon does a crossover with Star Wars, then it's more likely to see fanfics about Pokemon/Star Wars crossovers than Pokemon/anything else crossovers, especially if the release date of said crossover is near. Even years after said crossover occured, it will be likely to see hardcore fans of both franchises write fanfics about one franchise crossing with another. This is especially prevalent in shared universes(like the Marvel and DC comics universes). The more crossovers two franchises have, the more likely it is to see fanfics being written about those two franchises crossing over together. Amusingly, the opposite can also be true: If a lot of fanfics cross one franchise with another that it has never crossed with before canonically, then MAYBE the owners of said franchises will get together to make their franchises cross over, because they know that said crossover will be a huge hit and make them a lot of money.

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* Crossovers with other works of fiction. For exemple, if Pokemon ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} does a crossover with Star Wars, ''Franchise/StarWars'', then it's more likely to see fanfics about Pokemon/Star Wars ''Pokémon/Star Wars'' crossovers than Pokemon/anything ''Pokémon''/anything else crossovers, especially if the release date of said crossover is near. Even years after said crossover occured, occurred, it will be likely to see hardcore fans of both franchises write fanfics about one franchise crossing with another. This is especially prevalent in shared universes(like the Marvel and DC comics universes). The more crossovers two franchises have, the more likely it is to see fanfics being written about those two franchises crossing over together. Amusingly, the opposite can also be true: If a lot of fanfics cross one franchise with another that it has never crossed with before canonically, then MAYBE the owners of said franchises will get together to make their franchises cross over, because they know that said crossover will be a huge hit and make them a lot of money.



** And while the Sentinels books and cartoon episode covered what happened to the SDF-3 alot of people consider it fanon discontinuity, so there is ample room to re-write what happened to the SDF-3

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** And while the Sentinels books and cartoon episode covered what happened to the SDF-3 alot SDF-3, a lot of people consider it fanon discontinuity, FanonDiscontinuity, so there is ample room to re-write what happened to the SDF-3 SDF-3.



* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''. For average viewer, it's just a mediocre UnwantedHarem [[RecycledInSpace WITH]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha MECHA]]. [[VocalMinority Fan Fic writers on the other hand]]... War, politic, social shift... the potential is limitless, and three point above is rarely addressed in the canon source (except small clues here and there) despite it was said the introduction of titular PoweredArmor [[InformedAbility more than few things changed]], leaving the gap for the fic writers to explore. It was not rare to find the sheer difference of atmosphere in I.S. fanfic as the result, from RomanticComedy / {{Shipping}} to GrimDark WarFic, despite the [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove tiny size of the fanbase]].

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* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''. For average viewer, it's just a mediocre UnwantedHarem [[RecycledInSpace WITH]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha MECHA]]. [[VocalMinority Fan Fic writers on the other hand]]... War, politic, social shift... the potential is limitless, and three point above is rarely addressed in the canon source (except small clues here and there) despite it was said the introduction of titular PoweredArmor [[InformedAbility more than few things changed]], leaving the gap for the fic writers to explore. It was not rare to find the sheer difference of atmosphere in I.S. fanfic as the result, from RomanticComedy / {{Shipping}} RomanticComedy[=/=]{{Shipping}} to GrimDark WarFic, despite the [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove tiny size of the fanbase]].



** BackStory: L's / Mello's / Near's / B's / Matt's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark And Troubled]] MysteriousPast. What does Wammy's House do and why was it built? / Light's career as a [[KidHero teen detective]] and/or [[ForWantOfANail what would happen if Light didn't find the notebook]] or [[WhatIf what would happen if]] [[spoiler: Light didn't get his memories back.]]

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** BackStory: L's / Mello's / Near's / B's / Matt's L's/Mello's/Near's/B's/Matt's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark And Troubled]] MysteriousPast. What does Wammy's House do and why was it built? / Light's career as a [[KidHero teen detective]] and/or [[ForWantOfANail what would happen if Light didn't find the notebook]] or [[WhatIf what would happen if]] [[spoiler: Light didn't get his memories back.]]



* The ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fandom already were fond of writing AlternateUniverse fanfiction set in high school but when the anime released an ending theme that pretty much set up the roles of each character for them the amount of fanfiction (and fanart for that matter) exploded.
** And then, thanks to Road To Ninja and the [[spoiler:possibility for a LotusEaterMachine Jutsu]], these Alternate Universes have more weight to them.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' spans millenia and follows only a dozen or so girls of what could be hundreds. Naoko did say that there could be senshi all over the universe, and we even meet a couple dozen alien senshi in the last arc/season. Therefore, there's ''reams'' of Silver Millennium, Crystal Tokyo, and "Team Other Than The Sol Senshi" stories out there, and the pile grows all the time. Basically, for any celestial body, there's a Sailor for that.
** There's also Jadeite's [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] fate. When Beryl pulled a YouHaveFailedMe, she sentenced him to [[spoiler: "Eternal Sleep." No, that's not a dub edit.]] Such a thing seems to ''scream'' "dramatic return someday down the line," especially as it turns out that people in this series [[spoiler: can actually die, so no death stand-in or euphemism is needed if he was truly intended to be dead]]. So the series has a 200-episode (plus an OVA or two) run and ends with no such dramatic return, well, it kinda seemed like an oversight, and fans have been correcting it ever since. He's not even that remarkable a villain and doesn't get much in the way of CharacterDevelopment; it just feels so ''wrong'' when ChekhovsGun doesn't get fired. - the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] Jadeite is pretty definitely dead.

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* The ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fandom already were fond of writing AlternateUniverse fanfiction set in high school but when the anime released an ending theme that pretty much set up the roles of each character for them the amount of fanfiction (and fanart fan art for that matter) exploded.
** And then, thanks to ''[[Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja Road To Ninja to Ninja]]'' and the [[spoiler:possibility for a LotusEaterMachine Jutsu]], these Alternate Universes have more weight to them.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' spans millenia millennia and follows only a dozen or so girls of what could be hundreds. Naoko did say that there could be senshi all over the universe, and we even meet a couple dozen alien senshi in the last arc/season. Therefore, there's ''reams'' of Silver Millennium, Crystal Tokyo, and "Team Other Than The Sol Senshi" stories out there, and the pile grows all the time. Basically, for any celestial body, there's a Sailor for that.
** There's also Jadeite's [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] fate. When Beryl pulled a YouHaveFailedMe, she sentenced him to [[spoiler: "Eternal [[spoiler:"Eternal Sleep." No, that's not a dub edit.]] Such a thing seems to ''scream'' "dramatic return someday down the line," especially as it turns out that people in this series [[spoiler: can actually die, so no death stand-in or euphemism is needed if he was truly intended to be dead]]. So the series has a 200-episode (plus an OVA or two) run and ends with no such dramatic return, well, it kinda seemed like an oversight, and fans have been correcting it ever since. He's not even that remarkable a villain and doesn't get much in the way of CharacterDevelopment; it just feels so ''wrong'' when ChekhovsGun doesn't get fired. - On the other hand, the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] Jadeite is pretty definitely dead.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Three words: Ash Ketchum's [[DisappearedDad father]].
** The revelation that Ash's new travelling companion, Serena, is ChildhoodFriends with him. Certainly opens up new possibilities/insights into Ash's childhood, and that's before considering the shipping factor (a discussion thread for the pairing was already into triple digits after only ''seven'' episodes).

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Three words: Ash Ketchum's [[DisappearedDad father]].
father]]. There's a good reason [[WMG/PokemonAshFather it has its own WMG page on TV Tropes]].
** The revelation that Ash's new travelling companion, traveling companion in the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY X/Y]]'' series, Serena, is ChildhoodFriends with him. Certainly opens up new possibilities/insights into Ash's childhood, and that's before considering the shipping factor (a discussion thread for the pairing was already into triple digits after only ''seven'' episodes).episodes).
** "The Cave of Mirrors!" ([=XY037=]) confirms the existence of a MirrorUniverse where everyone's MirrorSelf exhibits personality traits opposite of their regular versions (but not [[BizarroUniverse a complete flip-flop]]). As only the mirror counterparts of Ash, his current traveling companions, some of their Pokémon, and Team Rocket are shown, this leaves the door wide open for Mirror World incarnations of other characters. For that matter, how would the ''X/Y'' saga differ ([[InSpiteOfANail if at all]]) because of said characters' differences in temperament and ability? How would this affect Ash's past and future journeys?
5th May '17 2:48:05 PM NVPOWER
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* Crossovers with other works of fiction. For exemple, if Pokemon does a crossover with Star Wars, then it's more likely to see fanfics about Pokemon/Star Wars crossovers than Pokemon/anything else crossovers, especially if the release date of said crossover is near. Even years after said crossover occured, it will be likely to see hardcore fans of both franchises write fanfics about one franchise crossing with another. This is especially prevalent in shared universes(like the Marvel and DC comics universes). The more crossovers two franchises have, the more likely it is to see fanfics being written about those two franchises crossing over together. Amusingly, the opposite can also be true: If a lot of fanfics cross one franchise with another that it has never crossed with before canonically, then MAYBE the owners of said franchises will get together to make their franchises cross over, because they know that said crossover will be a huge hit and make them a lot of money.
5th May '17 2:07:51 AM humble_user
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'': At one point during his visit to Baby Corp, Tim asks the titular Boss Baby why he doesn't remember his time at the company, and the Boss Baby mentions that all babies who work there forget all about it once their company pacifiers are taken away. This provides fanfic writers plenty of opportunities to explore what Tim's time at the company might have been like before the events of the movie.
1st May '17 12:08:51 PM fruitstripegum
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** The two years worth of memories that were erased from Jack's memory were never mentioned after his first appearance. So what WERE those memories?
30th Apr '17 12:54:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/HarvestMoon: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]'' there's one marriage candidate called the Witch Princess. She sometimes mentions that she doesn't seem to get along with the Harvest King. If you're married to her, you can hear her say, "If you were to be gone from this world... I wouldn't know what to do. It's frightening. So please don't leave my side." Also, when getting her wish for the Purple Bell, she'll say that she wants a potion or something that will pull the truth out of someone. Has she been betrayed before? Lied to? What if the Harvest King is related to all this?

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* In ''Franchise/HarvestMoon: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' there's one marriage candidate called the Witch Princess. She sometimes mentions that she doesn't seem to get along with the Harvest King. If you're married to her, you can hear her say, "If you were to be gone from this world... I wouldn't know what to do. It's frightening. So please don't leave my side." Also, when getting her wish for the Purple Bell, she'll say that she wants a potion or something that will pull the truth out of someone. Has she been betrayed before? Lied to? What if the Harvest King is related to all this?
26th Apr '17 6:07:40 PM TheKaizerreich
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* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', due to the premise being "turn battleships of the Second World War into girls be their Admiral" has a '''huge''' cast, is rife with [[HistoricalInJoke Historical In-Jokes]], offers a wide area where stories can take place (most of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, as well as coastal bases and cities just about anywhere) and runs the gamut from very comedic to very serious. This allows fan creations of Admirals in all kinds of variations (male or female, old or young, even "Abyssal" Admirals for the enemy faction might exist) as well as battleships without a canon girl equivalent, and fan stories can be almost anything.

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* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', due to the premise being "turn battleships of the Second World War into girls girls, and be their Admiral" has a '''huge''' cast, is rife with [[HistoricalInJoke Historical In-Jokes]], offers a wide area where stories can take place (most of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, as well as coastal bases and cities just about anywhere) and runs the gamut from very comedic to very serious. This allows fan creations of Admirals in all kinds of variations (male or female, old or young, even "Abyssal" Admirals for the enemy faction might exist) as well as battleships without a canon girl equivalent, and fan stories can be almost anything.
26th Apr '17 6:07:09 PM TheKaizerreich
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* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', due to the premise being "turn battleships of the Second World War into girls be their Admiral" has a '''huge''' cast, is rife with [[HistoricalInJoke Historical In-Jokes]], offers a wide area where stories can take place (most of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, as well as coastal bases and cities just about anywhere) and runs the gamut from very comedic to very serious. This allows fan creations of Admirals in all kinds of variations (male or female, old or young, even "Abyssal" Admirals for the enemy faction might exist) as well as battleships without a canon girl equivalent, and fan stories can be almost anything.
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