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10th Apr '18 9:44:11 AM jtierney50
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** And taken even further in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''; it's never stated outright that there ever ''was'' an Uncle Ben or if Aunt May was a single mother (Aunt?) and Peter's WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility mantra in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is even more mangled. There is a character named [[spoiler:MJ]], although she's not a love interest and WordOfGod says that she's ''not'' [[spoiler:Mary-Jane]], and that the similarity was meant as a ShoutOut rather than a canon confirmation that they are the same. Their reasoning for all this was, presumably, that because audiences had seen the story done twice in the past 15 years, that they would know the origin story and didn't need to retread it.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'', despite ostensibly being set in the same canon as ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', still has the same origin story as usual: parents murdered, raised by Alfred, becomes Batman. Thankfully, the origin story is ''so'' well known that it's scarcely alluded to outside of Batman sadly looking at a painting/picture of a young Bruce, Thomas, and Martha Wayne outside the theater. [[note]]Amusingly, the film makes allusions to ''every single Batman film'' before as if they're canon, from the 1960s TV show with Creator/AdamWest to ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', no matter how nonsensical.[[/note]]
25th Mar '18 6:22:12 AM KrspaceT
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* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' fics featuring Ash (and Pokemon fanfiction in general) challenging gyms will more often than not move akin to the path the games and anime took, with similar events occurring at similar times with similar people and Pokemon. You will rarely see Ash tackle Gyms in different orders.

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* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' fics featuring Ash (and Pokemon fanfiction in general) challenging gyms will more often than not move akin to the path the games and anime took, with similar events occurring at similar times with similar people and Pokemon. You will rarely see Ash tackle Gyms in different orders.
orders, with Pewter always being the first Gym and Viridian the last. The events of the first episode will nearly always happen as they did canonically, and Ash will always fight Gary. Even in a heavily diverged plot, Ash will always obtain Charizard (even beyond Pikachu), and recently Greninja. He will always follow up Kanto with the Orange Islands, and he will meet all of his companions. [[AdaptedOut Except the Unovan ones]].
24th Mar '18 9:56:29 PM KrspaceT
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* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' fics featuring Ash (and Pokemon fanfiction in general) challenging gyms will more often than not move akin to the path the games and anime took, with similar events occurring at similar times with similar people and Pokemon. You will rarely see Ash tackle Gyms in different orders.
22nd Mar '18 4:11:04 PM Rebu
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** If it's a fic where Naruto gets some kind of early power up due to his legacy, it will usually include the Flying Thunder God technique.
16th Mar '18 6:24:22 PM Malady
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** In the ''StarTrekVoyager'' novella ''Places of Exile'', which has a PointOfDivergence in "Scorpion", the Stations are: Seven of Nine joins the crew; Kes becomes more powerful; they meet the Species 8472 Boothby[[note]]Not as egregious as InSpiteOfANail moment as it seems; it's the ''same'' Boothby, since fluidic space doesn't have alternate timelines[[/note]]; and they find the Hirogen transmitter array that lets them communicate with the Federation.

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** In the ''StarTrekVoyager'' ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' novella ''Places of Exile'', which has a PointOfDivergence in "Scorpion", the Stations are: Seven of Nine joins the crew; Kes becomes more powerful; they meet the Species 8472 Boothby[[note]]Not as egregious as InSpiteOfANail moment as it seems; it's the ''same'' Boothby, since fluidic space doesn't have alternate timelines[[/note]]; and they find the Hirogen transmitter array that lets them communicate with the Federation.
18th Dec '17 7:19:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Superheroes tend to have their [[OriginStory origins]] retold over and over again (sometimes in completely alternate realities), but certain plot points ''must'' be hit. E.g., [[Franchise/{{Batman}} "I shall become a bat!"]][[note]]There was a one-pager in a Batman comic with several panels showing what would have happened had Bruce seen something ''other'' than a bat, leading to Gotham's protector being "the Comet", "the Scorpion", and others ... but all of these were presumably merely cosmetic changes[[/note]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Professor X getting crippled]], ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} joining the BPRD, etc.

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* Superheroes tend to have their [[OriginStory origins]] retold over and over again (sometimes in completely alternate realities), but certain plot points ''must'' be hit. E.g., [[Franchise/{{Batman}} "I shall become a bat!"]][[note]]There was a one-pager in a Batman comic with several panels showing what would have happened had Bruce seen something ''other'' than a bat, leading to Gotham's protector being "the Comet", "the Scorpion", and others ... but all of these were presumably merely cosmetic changes[[/note]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X getting crippled]], ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} joining the BPRD, etc.
24th Nov '17 8:36:30 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfics that try to remain remotely like the original plot tend to go with the basics of Lelouch and Nunally hiding in Area 11, Lelouch meeting C.C. after Kallen's truck crashes and Lelouch making a contract with C.C.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfics ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
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that try to remain remotely like the original plot tend to go with the basics of Lelouch and Nunally hiding in Area 11, Lelouch meeting C.C. after Kallen's truck crashes and Lelouch making a contract with C.C.



* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fanfiction, especially those that involve an AU where an evil character undergoes a HeelFaceTurn, tends to repeat the fights against all of the villains after that character, one by one and ending with Buu.
** Especially egregious cases are when an event prevents the heroes from growing stronger, but nothing by any stretch of the imagination can stop the next Station from arriving. A notorious example is the special chapter in ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'' that revisited the Majin invasion in Universe 12, Future Trunks' timeline - everything about the enemy's actions had to [[AssPull screw themselves over]] because the author simply had no idea how ''not'' to make Gohan [[CurbStompBattle blow up with one punch]]. To their credit, it was a plot hole in canon, but it shows that trying to fill them in doesn't always work out well.
*** Ironically, ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' (which actually is canon) handled this exact situation with a lot more simplicity than ''Multiverse'': the Majin Invasion still happens roughly when it did in ''DBZ'', but this time the Supreme Kai warned Future Trunks and helped train him until he was strong enough to defeat Babidi and his minions before Majin Buu could be released.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fanfiction, especially those that involve an AU where an evil character undergoes a HeelFaceTurn, tends to repeat the fights against all of the villains after that character, one by one and ending with Buu.
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Buu. Especially egregious cases are when an event prevents the heroes from growing stronger, but nothing by any stretch of the imagination can stop the next Station from arriving. A notorious example is the special chapter in ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'' that revisited the Majin invasion in Universe 12, Future Trunks' timeline - everything about the enemy's actions had to [[AssPull screw themselves over]] because the author simply had no idea how ''not'' to make Gohan [[CurbStompBattle blow up with one punch]]. To their credit, it was a plot hole in canon, but it shows that trying to fill them in doesn't always work out well.
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well. Ironically, ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' (which actually is canon) handled this exact situation with a lot more simplicity than ''Multiverse'': the Majin Invasion still happens roughly when it did in ''DBZ'', but this time the Supreme Kai warned Future Trunks and helped train him until he was strong enough to defeat Babidi and his minions before Majin Buu could be released.
24th Nov '17 7:23:32 PM lavendermintrose
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** There are an astounding number of fanfics that have as their premise Lelouch returning [[spoiler: from his death in Zero Requiem]] to to moment when he got his geass, ''with all of his memories intact'', and still making the same choices, leading to this trope. The only variation is usually that he [[spoiler: recruits Jeremiah earlier]]. He doesn't refuse to kill Clovis, or somehow protect Suzaku from being accused. He doesn't try to recruit Suzaku ''before'' killing Clovis, an offer Suzaku very well might have accepted. He never makes use of any of the intelligence he's gathered as Zero. He doesn't attempt to contact Kirihara earlier than in canon. He goes through the whole season, at least up to the SAZ, with an attitude of, "Alright, so this is the part where..." - completely OOC for [[{{Chessmaster}} someone so calculating and creative]] - it's actually quite like the mode of chess playing that he criticizes typical Britannian nobles for.
18th Sep '17 4:51:16 PM REV6Pilot
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* Regardless of universe, {{Film/Maleficent}} fics that feature the Maleficent/Diaval pairing will almost inevitably have them meet by her saving him in some capacity. Additional plot elements like them raising Aurora together or him complaining about her treatment of him are optional but common. Surprisingly averted in Maleficent/Aurora fics, perhaps because there aren't as many canonical shippable moments to create Stations from.

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* Regardless of universe, {{Film/Maleficent}} ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' fics that feature the Maleficent/Diaval pairing will almost inevitably have them meet by her saving him in some capacity. Additional plot elements like them raising Aurora together or him complaining about her treatment of him are optional but common. Surprisingly averted in Maleficent/Aurora fics, perhaps because there aren't as many canonical shippable moments to create Stations from.
17th Sep '17 12:49:41 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hiveswap}}'' introduces us to an isolated kid whose authority figure doesn't understand them, their bedroom full of interests, their special personality/weapon, their character quirk, has them communicate with other kids, has them communicate with Trolls...
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