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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...
1st Sep '17 12:31:52 AM bfunc
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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!"]], [[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!"]], 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.
20th Aug '17 5:29:00 PM LinTaylor
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*** 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.
26th Jul '17 9:21:54 PM Serac
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* The "X reimagined as a series of tabletop gaming sessions" as popularized by Webcomic/DMOfTheRings and Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids has a love/hate relationship with this trope. On one hand, when all you have are the screencaps from the series you are adapting, it's hard to stray from the Canon Stations. On the other hand, part of the draw of these comics is to see how differently a certain event will play out.

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* The "X reimagined as a series of tabletop gaming sessions" as popularized by Webcomic/DMOfTheRings and Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids has {{Campaign Comic}}s have a love/hate relationship with this trope. On one hand, when all you have are the screencaps from the series you are adapting, it's hard to stray from the Canon Stations. On the other hand, part of the draw of these comics is to see how differently a certain event will play out.
21st Jul '17 11:30:42 PM infernape612
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Sometimes (but not always) this brings up FridgeLogic involving InSpiteOfANail; no matter what changes have already been made in the characters or setting, the plot somehow twists to allow it to cross the Stations. (If the events in question are on a schedule that has nothing to do with what happens to the protagonist, this particular problem does not appear. After all, if Harry still goes to Hogwarts, he's gotta be sorted by the Hat no matter how different he's become from canon) At the very worst, the story will be exactly the same as the original just with a few changes in the details.

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Sometimes (but not always) this brings up FridgeLogic involving InSpiteOfANail; no matter what changes have already been made in the characters or setting, the plot somehow twists to allow it to cross the Stations. (If the events in question are on a schedule that has nothing to do with what happens to the protagonist, this particular problem does not appear. After all, if Harry still goes to Hogwarts, he's gotta be sorted by the Hat no matter how different he's become from canon) canon.) At the very worst, the story will be exactly the same as the original just with a few changes in the details.
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.
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