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1st Nov '16 9:26:14 AM Darth_Biomech
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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.
24th Oct '16 9:39:53 AM HighCrate
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* Virtually every GameMod ever made. In this case, it's primarily because they edit the existing game. This is common for example with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' ones, where blatantly edited hacks will keep the general structure of the game and many of the levels.
21st Sep '16 10:21:38 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgement'' also does this for ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', and to a minor extent ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' and ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Granted, it was the first appearance for all three (first handheld appearance for SEED), but they still follow canon VICIOUSLY - [[spoiler:You can't keep Mu La Flaga alive,]] a lot of the game caters to Kira being the only Gundam around despite ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' being an established part of the story, and a lot of the random events can seem very catering to SEED at times.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgement'' ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'' also does this for ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', and to a minor extent ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' and ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Granted, it was the first appearance for all three (first handheld appearance for SEED), but they still follow canon VICIOUSLY - [[spoiler:You can't keep Mu La Flaga alive,]] a lot of the game caters to Kira being the only Gundam around despite ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' being an established part of the story, and a lot of the random events can seem very catering to SEED at times.
13th Sep '16 2:39:24 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfics in general suffer from this, partially due to the structure of the setting. Since the Reapers and their actions are such a deeply ingrained and integral part of the setting, deviating from established canon without utterly wrecking the setting is very difficult.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfics in general suffer from this, partially due to the structure of the setting. Since the Reapers and their actions are such a deeply ingrained and integral part of the setting, deviating from established canon without utterly wrecking the setting is very difficult.



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' [[FandomSpecificPlot season remakes]], especially Season 1 remakes, tend to follow [[ExaggeratedTrope both major and minor canonical events]] very closely in the early going. It often takes several chapters for these stories to [[GrowingTheBeard find their own path]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
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[[FandomSpecificPlot season Season remakes]], especially Season 1 remakes, tend to follow [[ExaggeratedTrope both major and minor canonical events]] very closely in the early going. It often takes several chapters for these stories to [[GrowingTheBeard find their own path]].



** To be fair, the Elements of Harmony, the {{MacGuffin}}s retrieved in the Station, are a major part of the setting. In addition, since it is a test of character to be able to use them it also serves as a means to conveniently show the characters personalities and mannerisms, as well as giving them a defining virtue. Since the Elements require multiple wielders it is also useful for justifying the formation of the main cast as a team.
** Certain other events such as the Best Young Flyers Competition, Winter Wrap Up, and the Grand Galloping Galla also tend to take center stage. Partially justified in that these events will happen with or without character input, but in the case of the flying competition it can be seen as odd if the cast doesn't feature a dedicated athletic flyer.
13th Sep '16 3:32:05 AM Luc
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** Interestingly {{Lampshaded}} in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheNightmaresOfFuturePast''. Harry has noticed that certain specific events seem destined to recur, no matter what actions Harry tries to take to avert them. [[spoiler: He heads off Neville's dropping of the Remembrall, and Draco steals Ginny's letter and forces Harry to show off his Quidditch skills anyway. He talks Dobby into not using magic or trying to prevent him from going to Hogwarts, and someone mails him a box full of poisonous insects that he needs to use magic to defeat. He sneaks the Diary Horcrux out of Ginny's cauldron before she can find it, and Snape and Draco conspire to ambush Harry, attack him in a way that will incapacitate him for a month, use Polyjuice Potion to disguise Draco as Harry and sneak him into the Gryffindor Common Room, steal the Diary out of Harry's trunk, and send it to Ginny pretending it was from Harry.]]
*** Partially {{Justified}} in that (unbeknownst to Harry), there exists a character known as "the agent-in-place", who is secretly manipulating events to ensure that the specific Stations are passed through, no matter what.



* In ''[[FanFic/TilTheSunGrowsCold Til the Sun Grows Cold and the Stars Grow Old]]'', which is basically a fanfic novelization of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', this is done with a twist. The major plot points of ''Twilight Princess'' are the stations to be crossed, since the stations ''are'' the plot, but it also introduces some of the stations of the canon of other ''Zelda'' games because Link keeps having past life flashbacks.
4th Sep '16 7:14:00 PM ReaderAt2046
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** Interestingly {{Lampshaded}} in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheNightmaresOfFuturePast''. Harry has noticed that certain specific events seem destined to recur, no matter what actions Harry tries to take to avert them. [[spoiler: He heads off Neville's dropping of the Remembrall, and Draco steals Ginny's letter and forces Harry to show off his Quidditch skills anyway. He talks Dobby into not using magic or trying to prevent him from going to Hogwarts, and someone mails him a box full of poisonous insects that he needs to use magic to defeat. He sneaks the Diary Horcrux out of Ginny's cauldron before she can find it, and Snape and Draco conspire to ambush Harry, attack him in a way that will incapacitate him for a month, use Polyjuice Potion to disguise Draco as Harry and sneak him into the Gryffindor Common Room, steal the Diary out of Harry's trunk, and send it to Ginny pretending it was from Harry.]]
*** Partially {{Justified}} in that (unbeknownst to Harry), there exists a character known as "the agent-in-place", who is secretly manipulating events to ensure that the specific Stations are passed through, no matter what.
22nd Jul '16 11:41:51 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': For whatever reason, a FixFic generally only changes one of the Canon Stations: the DL-6 case, the SL-9 case, Diego [[spoiler:going into a coma]], Mia [[spoiler:getting killed by Redd White]], Phoenix [[spoiler:losing his badge]], and the real perpetrators of each of the cases. Though as ''Trials and Tribulations'' and ''Investigations 2'' establish, the DL-6 case had a '''huge''' impact on the rest of the series canon, to the point where even slightly changing it often creates a radically different AlternateUniverse.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
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For whatever reason, a FixFic generally only changes one of the Canon Stations: the DL-6 case, the SL-9 case, Diego [[spoiler:going into a coma]], Mia [[spoiler:getting killed by Redd White]], Phoenix [[spoiler:losing his badge]], and the real perpetrators of each of the cases. Though as ''Trials and Tribulations'' and ''Investigations 2'' establish, the DL-6 case had a '''huge''' impact on the rest of the series canon, to the point where even slightly changing it often creates a radically different AlternateUniverse.
22nd Jul '16 2:41:49 AM enigmaticwonder
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** Following the DarkerAndEdgier turn, fics dealing with the events and aftermath of Volume 3 will likely get tons of attention for years to come. Is there a completely original team of OCs competing in the Vytal Festival Tournament? If so, you can count on the following happening: [[spoiler: Pyrrha and Penny will be killed, Yang will be crippled by Adam, Team RWBY will be broken up, and Beacon will be destroyed.]]
12th Apr '16 4:19:08 AM LinTaylor
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** ''Darkest Knight'' was worse by several measures. After Wayne becomes a Green Lantern, Sinestro starts wearing a purple trenchcoat and hat ''for no reason whatsoever.''

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** ''Darkest Knight'' was worse by several measures. After Bruce Wayne becomes a Green Lantern, Sinestro starts wearing becomes a purple trenchcoat and hat Joker-like figure ''for no reason whatsoever.''whatsoever''[[note]]He absorbs Joe Chill's mind to gain his "criminal brilliance" and goes nuts, but that doesn't explain why he adopts any of the Joker's classic mannerisms[[/note]].
26th Mar '16 7:24:34 PM BigKlingy
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** Many fangames like to imitate the basic formula of the canon games as close as possible, which goes something like this: first case is a short one against a WarmupBoss Prosecutor like Payne or an {{Expy}} of him, with an obvious culprit, but maybe [[SequelHook slight ties]] to the overall StoryArc. Second case introduces the new Prosecutor, who has some gimmick to them, is very antagonistic towards the main lawyer for some unexplained reason and seems like a FlatCharacter at first. One or two later cases flesh out the Prosecutor's backstory, explain their reasons for hating the lawyer, and reveal they have ties to a major unsolved case (Usually some kind of "Letter Letter-Number" Incident). Final case connects to this unsolved case from X years ago (playable flashbacks are often involved), often has a major recurring OC as the victim and/or defendant, has a temporary change of prosecutor (the new one is often Edgeworth or Franziska) and eventually leads to the BigBad behind everything.
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