History YMMV / Worm

14th Feb '18 12:20:39 PM woerer1
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** It is surprisingly common in fanfics for Taylor's hair to be described as brown, when in canon it is often stated as black.
24th Jan '18 4:17:40 PM rmctagg09
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* CounterpartComparison: Bonesaw has drawn comparisons to Manga/FrankenFran, though isn't an Expy according to the author.
** the [[spoiler:titular Worms]] are very similar to Lavos of ChronoTrigger. [[spoiler: Their whole life cycle involves going to a new planet, giving the local population special powers (superpowers for the worms, magic for Lavos, even though the latter is maybe unintentional) and at the end of the cycle destroying the planet and going to the next.]]

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Bonesaw has drawn comparisons to Manga/FrankenFran, though isn't an Expy according to the author.
** the The [[spoiler:titular Worms]] are very similar to Lavos of ChronoTrigger. [[spoiler: Their ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. [[spoiler:Their whole life cycle involves going to a new planet, giving the local population special powers (superpowers for the worms, magic for Lavos, even though the latter is maybe unintentional) and at the end of the cycle destroying the planet and going to the next.]]
24th Jan '18 7:38:55 AM El_Nazgir
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** the [[spoiler:titular Worms]] are very similar to Lavos of ChronoTrigger. [[spoiler: Their whole life cycle involves going to a new planet, giving the local population special powers (superpowers for the worms, magic for Lavos, even though the latter is maybe unintentional) and at the end of the cycle destroying the planet and going to the next.]]
8th Jan '18 9:11:46 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[KnifeNut Jack Slash]] is a psychopath obsessed with being remembered throughout history as [[CardCarryingVillain one of the most wicked human beings to have ever lived]]. The leader of the Slaughterhouse Nine, a group of superpowered {{serial killer}}s, Jack uses them to cause death and destruction across the country, regularly wiping out huge cities and their entire populations [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]. Routinely looking to replace current members of the Nine with stronger individuals, Jack and the Nine subject any possible candidates to horrific "tests" in an attempt to corrupt them into evil, these "tests" ranging from [[MindRape psychological torture]] to murdering the candidates' friends and family in front of them. Along with massacring hundreds of innocents at a time and carving numbers into them to keep a kill count, Jack targets a hospital and, before murdering all of the staff and sickly patients, has the Nine kill off the entire [[WouldHurtAChild maternity ward]], while [[IHaveYourWife threatening a hero's baby sister]] to keep him in line. Using an army of superpowered puppets as his minions, Jack uses them to inflict horrible AndIMustScream fates on innocents, wipe out dozens of civilians, and plans to send them out into the world with the simple order to kill everything in sight. Even when beaten, Jack uses his secondary power of [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]] to convince PhysicalGod [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Scion]] to [[PersonOfMassDestruction kill billions of people]] across the multiverse as a final act of villainy. With a [[AttentionWhore pathological lust for notoriety]] and a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] streak a mile long, Jack Slash committed his various atrocities for no reason other than [[ItAmusedMe his own amusement]], and was more than happy to embrace his position as [[OmnicidalManiac the catalyst for the end of the world]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[KnifeNut Jack Slash]] is a psychopath obsessed with being remembered throughout history as [[CardCarryingVillain one of the most wicked human beings to have ever lived]]. The leader of the Slaughterhouse Nine, a group of superpowered {{serial killer}}s, Jack uses them to cause death and destruction across the country, regularly wiping out huge cities and their entire populations [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]. Routinely looking to replace current members of the Nine with stronger individuals, Jack and the Nine subject any possible candidates to horrific "tests" in an attempt to corrupt them into evil, these "tests" ranging from [[MindRape psychological torture]] to murdering the candidates' friends and family in front of them. Along with massacring hundreds of innocents at a time and carving numbers into them to keep a kill count, Jack targets a hospital and, before murdering all of the staff and sickly patients, has the Nine kill off the entire [[WouldHurtAChild maternity ward]], while [[IHaveYourWife threatening a hero's baby sister]] to keep him in line. Using an army of superpowered puppets as his minions, Jack uses them to inflict horrible AndIMustScream fates on innocents, wipe out dozens of civilians, and plans to send them out into the world with the simple order to kill everything in sight. Even when beaten, Jack uses his secondary power of [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]] to convince PhysicalGod [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Scion]] to [[PersonOfMassDestruction kill billions of people]] across the multiverse as a final act of villainy. With a [[AttentionWhore [[FameThroughInfamy pathological lust for notoriety]] and a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] streak a mile long, Jack Slash committed his various atrocities for no reason other than [[ItAmusedMe his own amusement]], and was more than happy to embrace his position as [[OmnicidalManiac the catalyst for the end of the world]].
22nd Dec '17 8:12:18 PM Zaptech
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** Even in peacetime, the US is home to multiple civilian militias, groups of men and women who go through combat and firearms training to be prepared in case of an emergency. Although their existence [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment has generated no shortage of controversy]], some readers have speculated that a massive societal shakeup like the one Scion caused would lead to an explosion of civilian militias dedicated to protecting the non-powered from superpowered gangs. These militias could have added both another layer of depth (showing how the non-powered cope with the rise of parahumans) and a steady supply of BadassNormal characters to the story at large.
** The fact Taylor owns pepper spray is treated like a big deal, something borderline excessive her dad did to try and keep his daughter safe. As noted above, pepper spray is considered toward the low end of the defensive weapons spectrum. However, the US is home to thousands of shooting ranges where people can practice with firearms they own or (on some ranges) rent. Taylor's dad could have dragged his daughter to the range every weekend, training her with his old .38 special and giving his daughter another advantage when it came to heroics.
22nd Dec '17 8:10:01 PM Zaptech
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** The bullying Taylor endures is so awful, and the school officials so incompetent in countering it, that after a time it becomes difficult, if not impossible, for some readers to take it seriously. It starts to seem like nothing more than a TraumaCongaLine meant to engage sympathy for an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic protagonist.
19th Dec '17 1:57:04 PM Rebu
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** One common element in fics is Sophia getting her just deserts for her bullying of Taylor fairly early on, usually because Taylor's powers prove valuable to the PRT. [[spoiler:Also, whoever's responsible for the injustice, usually the principal, also tends to get in trouble.]]
11th Nov '17 10:26:14 AM rmctagg09
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*** Although [[spoiler: Regent's]] decision to hide his actions from [[spoiler: Taylor]] raise questions about how "unintentional" reader sympathy for Shadow Stalker in that situation is. [[spoiler: It can easily be inferred that viewing what he did as DisproportionateRetribution was actually the intended audience reaction.]]

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*** Although [[spoiler: Regent's]] [[spoiler:Regent's]] decision to hide his actions from [[spoiler: Taylor]] [[spoiler:Taylor]] raise questions about how "unintentional" reader sympathy for Shadow Stalker in that situation is. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It can easily be inferred that viewing what he did as DisproportionateRetribution was actually the intended audience reaction.]]
11th Nov '17 8:02:50 AM ninjadude853
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*** Although [[spoiler: Regent's]] decision to hide his actions from [[spoiler: Taylor]] raise questions about how "unintentional" reader sympathy for Sophia in that situation is. [[spoiler: It can easily be inferred that viewing what he did as DisproportionateRetribution was actually the intended audience reaction.]]

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*** Although [[spoiler: Regent's]] decision to hide his actions from [[spoiler: Taylor]] raise questions about how "unintentional" reader sympathy for Sophia Shadow Stalker in that situation is. [[spoiler: It can easily be inferred that viewing what he did as DisproportionateRetribution was actually the intended audience reaction.]]
8th Nov '17 10:47:53 PM ninjadude853
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*** Although [[spoiler: Regent's]] decision to hide his actions against Sophia from [[spoiler: Taylor]] raise questions about how "unintentional" reader sympathy for Sophia in that situation is. It can easily be inferred that viewing what he did to her as DisproportionateRetrubtion was the intended audience reaction.

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*** Although [[spoiler: Regent's]] decision to hide his actions against Sophia from [[spoiler: Taylor]] raise questions about how "unintentional" reader sympathy for Sophia in that situation is. [[spoiler: It can easily be inferred that viewing what he did to her as DisproportionateRetrubtion DisproportionateRetribution was actually the intended audience reaction.]]
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