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30th Jun '17 6:56:48 AM billybobfred
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** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' stations include Lockhart's Book-Signing, Dobby Blocking Platform 9 3/4 (which doesn't ''necessarily'' proceed to Stealing The Anglia or Ron's Wand Breaking), Mrs. Norris's Petrification, Several Miscellaneous Other Petrifications (which don't necessarily happen to the ''same characters'' as canon), The Kidnapping (which only ''usually'' happens to Ginny), Lockhart Tries A Memory Charm (which often goes differently, especially if Ron's wand didn't break), and The Confrontation With Diarymort. Rarely shown on-screen but invariably implicit to the year's events is the station of Lucius Planting Tom's Diary, which again only ''usually'' happens to Ginny. And in an inversion, because the basilisk kills nobody in canon despite having a lethal gaze, most fics will do the same, with some going one further than canon and explaining how this unlikely event happened.

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** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' stations include Lockhart's Book-Signing, Dobby Blocking Platform 9 3/4 (which doesn't ''necessarily'' proceed to Stealing The Anglia or Ron's Wand Breaking), Mrs. Norris's Petrification, Several Miscellaneous Other Petrifications (which don't necessarily happen to the ''same characters'' as canon), The Kidnapping (which only ''usually'' happens to Ginny), Lockhart Tries A Memory Charm (which often goes differently, especially if Ron's wand didn't break), and The Confrontation With Diarymort. Rarely shown on-screen but invariably implicit to the year's events is the station of Lucius Planting Tom's Diary, which again only ''usually'' happens to Ginny. And in an inversion, because the basilisk kills nobody in canon despite having a lethal gaze, most fics will do the same, with some going one further than canon and explaining how giving an explicit reason for this unlikely event happened.rather than a series of coincidences. Contrariwise, some fics will forget that the basilisk's gaze is supposed to be deadly at all, and act like petrification is explicitly its power.
30th Jun '17 6:54:45 AM billybobfred
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** Again, as described above, ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'' stations include Harry's versions of the above, plus The Troll and The Confrontation With Quirrelmort. There's a high chance of the viewpoint character successfully retrieving the Stone from the Mirror, even in cases such as a PeggySue where they should realize that the Stone is safest where it is. ''Fanfic/OhNoNotAgain'' splits the difference, with ''Harry'' knowing that retrieving the stone is unnecessary, but this time he also brought in Neville, who does not. This being [[FirstInstallmentWins the first book]], the stations are more influential here.

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** Again, as described above, ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'' stations include Harry's versions of the above, plus The Troll and The Confrontation With Quirrelmort. There's a high chance of the viewpoint character successfully retrieving the Stone from the Mirror, even in cases such as a PeggySue where they should realize that the Stone is safest where it is. ''Fanfic/OhNoNotAgain'' ''Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain'' splits the difference, with ''Harry'' knowing that retrieving the stone is unnecessary, but this time he also brought in Neville, who does not. This being [[FirstInstallmentWins the first book]], the stations are more influential here.
30th Jun '17 6:53:51 AM billybobfred
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': As described above.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': As described above.above, Year One will have The Letter From Hogwarts, The Visit To Diagon Alley, The Trip To Hogwarts, and The Sorting Hat. These stations are particularly special in that they'll often take place in ''any'' fic which contains a Year One, even if it's not Harry's Year One. {{Next Gen|Fic}}, SelfInsert {{OC}}, PeggySue, you name it, if the main character is eleven, they will do these things.
** Again, as described above, ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'' stations include Harry's versions of the above, plus The Troll and The Confrontation With Quirrelmort. There's a high chance of the viewpoint character successfully retrieving the Stone from the Mirror, even in cases such as a PeggySue where they should realize that the Stone is safest where it is. ''Fanfic/OhNoNotAgain'' splits the difference, with ''Harry'' knowing that retrieving the stone is unnecessary, but this time he also brought in Neville, who does not. This being [[FirstInstallmentWins the first book]], the stations are more influential here.
** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' stations include Lockhart's Book-Signing, Dobby Blocking Platform 9 3/4 (which doesn't ''necessarily'' proceed to Stealing The Anglia or Ron's Wand Breaking), Mrs. Norris's Petrification, Several Miscellaneous Other Petrifications (which don't necessarily happen to the ''same characters'' as canon), The Kidnapping (which only ''usually'' happens to Ginny), Lockhart Tries A Memory Charm (which often goes differently, especially if Ron's wand didn't break), and The Confrontation With Diarymort. Rarely shown on-screen but invariably implicit to the year's events is the station of Lucius Planting Tom's Diary, which again only ''usually'' happens to Ginny. And in an inversion, because the basilisk kills nobody in canon despite having a lethal gaze, most fics will do the same, with some going one further than canon and explaining how this unlikely event happened.
13th May '17 10:52:44 AM skybluejay
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fics that replace Taylor's original power with something else usually still have the locker as her trigger event, a run-in with Lung that she'll win, joining the Undersiders or wards,the undersiders bank robbery, Leviathan as the first Endbringer that comes by[[labelnote:though]]given the Endbringer "schedule" that is one of the setting's rules, the only way to avoid this one is by completely not having it show up at all[[/labelnote]], a visit from the Slaughterhouse 9...

The confrontation and inevitable defeat of coil always happens however exactly when it happens is something of a variable.

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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fics that replace Taylor's original power with something else usually still have the locker as her trigger event, a run-in with Lung that she'll win, joining the Undersiders or wards,the undersiders bank robbery, Leviathan as the first Endbringer that comes by[[labelnote:though]]given the Endbringer "schedule" that is one of the setting's rules, the only way to avoid this one is by completely not having it show up at all[[/labelnote]], a visit from the Slaughterhouse 9...

9...The confrontation and inevitable defeat of coil always happens however exactly when it happens is something of a variable.
13th May '17 10:51:58 AM skybluejay
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fics that replace Taylor's original power with something else usually still have the locker as her trigger event, a run-in with Lung that she wins, joining the Undersiders, Leviathan as the first Endbringer that comes by[[labelnote:though]]given the Endbringer "schedule" that is one of the setting's rules, the only way to avoid this one is by completely not having it show up at all[[/labelnote]], a visit from the Slaughterhouse 9...

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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fics that replace Taylor's original power with something else usually still have the locker as her trigger event, a run-in with Lung that she wins, she'll win, joining the Undersiders, Undersiders or wards,the undersiders bank robbery, Leviathan as the first Endbringer that comes by[[labelnote:though]]given the Endbringer "schedule" that is one of the setting's rules, the only way to avoid this one is by completely not having it show up at all[[/labelnote]], a visit from the Slaughterhouse 9...9...

The confrontation and inevitable defeat of coil always happens however exactly when it happens is something of a variable.
7th May '17 9:44:24 AM nombretomado
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** Oddly enough, every time a series diverges from the usual characterizations, it often becomes a new Station itself, such as Bumblebee either being mute or playing a stronger role in combat after the [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries live-action film series]] came out.

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** Oddly enough, every time a series diverges from the usual characterizations, it often becomes a new Station itself, such as Bumblebee either being mute or playing a stronger role in combat after the [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries live-action film series]] came out.
20th Apr '17 6:00:20 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies.]] Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with very different outcomes]], usually involving a much higher body count.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies.]] Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with very different outcomes]], outcomes, usually involving a much higher body count.
20th Apr '17 6:00:09 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies]]. Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt very different outcomes]], if one of the Doctor's former companions didn't step in and make a HeroicSacrifice while saving the day.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies]]. dies.]] Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt very different outcomes]], if one of the Doctor's former companions didn't step in and make usually involving a HeroicSacrifice while saving the day.much higher body count.
20th Apr '17 5:59:06 AM nighttrainfm
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* Partial example: The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series passes through the Stations of Disney Animated Canon either as the events of their respective movies are happening, or right before the start of any exciting plot action. It gets very noticeable in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII where most of the worlds' events are "The plot from the movie, but with [[RunningGag Sora, Donald, and Goofy]]." (On the mild plus side, for just about every world, there's a second, non-Station following episode.)
** In fact, Sora (re)experiencing the events of the first game Station for Station (except for a certain Important Promise) is a plot point in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''.'

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* Partial example: ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
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The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series passes world-travelling heroes tend to pass through the Stations of Disney Animated Canon either as the events of their respective movies are happening, or right before the start of any exciting plot action. It gets very noticeable in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', where most of the worlds' events are "The plot from the movie, but with [[RunningGag Sora, Donald, and Goofy]]." (On the mild plus side, for just about every world, there's a second, non-Station following episode.)
** In fact, Sora (re)experiencing the events of the first game Station for Station (except for a certain Important Promise) is a plot point in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''.'



* Many modern games that allow you to make choices for the player character will experience this, due to the logistics of having to create and compensate for all the various outcomes. As an example, for all the choices one can make in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' Trilogy, almost all of the major plot events and their results will be the same; what changes is who is present, what their outlook towards the player character is, and exactly ''how'' those events play out.

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* Many modern games that allow you to make choices for the player character will experience this, due to the logistics of having to create and compensate for all the various outcomes. As an example, for all the choices one can make in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' Trilogy, trilogy, almost all of the major plot events and their results will be the same; same: what changes is who is present, what their outlook towards the player character is, and exactly ''how'' those events play out.
10th Apr '17 10:29:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Most writers that do a self-insert fic, by inserting either themself directly as a human character, or as a AuthorAvatar, tend to drag it through most of the major events of the show, such as villain appearances, regardless of what impact new character does on the story.

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** Most writers that do a self-insert fic, by inserting either themself directly as a human character, or as a AuthorAvatar, tend to drag it through most of the major events of the show, such as villain appearances, regardless of what impact the new character does has on the story.
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