Created By: EdrobotFebruary 4, 2013 Last Edited By: EdrobotFebruary 13, 2013
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Super Fic

A fic about characters who aren't already superheroes in canon gaining superpowers and/or becoming superheroes.

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A Super Fic is essentially a work of fanfiction centering around one or more canon characters re-imagined as superheroes, or at the very least they gain superpowers and spend the rest of the fic learning to deal with them. It can either diverge from canon at point, or it can be an entire Alternate Universe in of itself.

Compare Superhero Episode, which is similar but more temporary. Contrast High School AU, which (usually) ditches the original concept of the series for high-school shenanigans.

Examples:

"Official" examples:

Community Feedback Replies: 17
  • February 5, 2013
    Arivne
    Added Namespaces and italicization to example work titles.
  • February 7, 2013
    Edrobot
    BUNP
  • February 7, 2013
    marcoasalazarm
    By the same author as 'Last Child Of Krypton', there's 'Neon Genesis Evangelion: Valkyrie' (fusion with the Marvel Universe), and 'Evangelion: Age Of Marvels' (the 'reboot' of the 'Valkyrie' series), as well as 'LCOK: Redux' (the reboot of 'Last Child Of Krypton'.

    Another 'Official' Super Fic would be this short-lived Archie Alternate Universe where Archie Andrews was 'Pureheart The Powerful', among other members of the Riverdale gang which were superpowered (can't remember the comic name, sorry).
  • February 8, 2013
    marcoasalazarm
    The fanfiction 'Avenging' by DB Sommer ( http://www.fanfiction.net/s/406348/1/Avenging ) and the fanfiction 'Defending' by David Dee ( http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1434395/1/Defending ), both on the same universe, fusion the cast of Ranma1/2 and assorted characters from several other Anime shows with Marvel Universe characters (Gosunkugi with Doctor Strange, Ryoga with The Hulk, Ranma with Captain America, Akane with Thor, Inu Yasha with Son Of Satan, Lum with (Marvel's) Captain Marvel, Saori Kido (of 'Saint Seiya') with Miss Marvel...)
  • February 8, 2013
    justanotherrandomlurker
    Can RP Gs count? I was involved with one years ago, that was written fanfic style, and utilized this very YKTTW... unfortunately, I can't link for example, because the thread it was written in on the forum it was at was recently deleted for being locked and out-dated.
  • February 8, 2013
    marcoasalazarm
    Possibly.

    Something like the 'Crinoverse' campaign could fit here, considering it uses a lot of characters from all over the place (like the TTGL characs as members of several Lantern Corps).
  • February 8, 2013
    justanotherrandomlurker
    Well... if they can count, then I'll suggest this example for the YKTTW, if not, then it can be dismissed.

    The RPG "The Max, Joe and Biz Show" featured characters from the Alvin And The Chipmunks franchise; one specific subplot from the story involved the characters going into battle against a fallen angel, and as such, each of the characters eventually obtain a super power that either corresponds with their personality, or their signature color. I.e. Alvin had fire, Simon had water, Theodore had earth, Jeanette had wind, and Eleanor could materialize large objects.
  • February 8, 2013
    Edrobot
    Added everything except the RP Gs and the Archie comic (which I need to look up).
  • February 10, 2013
    Edrobot
  • February 10, 2013
    marcoasalazarm
    The 'Superwomen Of Eva' series is pretty extensive.... someone already made a Fanfics Tropes page for 'The Magic Touch' (which has Maya Ibuki as Zatanna-http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/SOE2TheMagicTouch). Maybe we should expand that into... well... a bigger Tropes page for either the other fics of the series individually or for the fic series as a whole?

    Several examples on the site pretty much can be considered a Dead Fic by now (having lacked input for years), but the Anime Addventure has a pretty hefty number of fics where a character from one series or another gets some kind of superpower boost (calling them 'superheroes' is a mite debatable-but their power origins do come from comic-book universes).

    Example: 'The Doctor Is In' ( http://addventure.bast-enterprises.de/frecent.php?tag=The Doctor Is In ) which gives some characters from Ranma One Half , Urusei Yatsura , Love Hina , Azumanga Daioh and Mai HIME superpowers (some of them of a caliber big enough to make *Justice Leaguers* nervous).

    Also, the 'Phoenix Fragment' ( http://addventure.bast-enterprises.de/frecent.php?tag=Phoenix Fragment ), where Naruto Uzumaki ends up getting the Phoenix Force (of the X Men) embedded inside him-and he eventually also empowers other Naruto cast members or makes them up their game.

    Finally, the 'Superman Unbound' Shared Universe Writing ( http://www.oocities.org/supermanunbound/fanfics.html ). Currently dormant, it's a combination of Ranma One Half , Superman (the 'Lois And Clark' series-verse, specifically) and Sailor Moon, with several characters of the former and the latter getting pretty hefty power-ups as a result (mass-production Supermen, anybody?).

    As well... well, like I mentioned, the 'Crinoverse' may count here ( http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Roleplay/Crinoverse ). Lots of Player Characters are original creations, but there are some characters from other series which become superhumans in one way or another (like giving characters from Total Drama Island superpowers (and one of the most Jerkass being a recurring villain), fusioning the 'Spiral Energy' from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann with the 'will' energy from Green Lantern (and making Simon a senior Green Lantern as a result, with Mia becoming a Blue Lantern as well), and so on).
  • February 10, 2013
    marcoasalazarm
    Another Naruto example: Witchblade Sakura ( http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/WitchbladeSakura ). Exactly What It Says On The Tin. Sakura Haruno wielding the Witchblade.
  • February 10, 2013
    Edrobot
    So at this point it's clear that this is absolutely a trope.

    Now my question is, what's wrong with the article that's stopping it from getting hats?
  • February 11, 2013
    marcoasalazarm
    Got my hat.
  • February 11, 2013
    marcoasalazarm
    OK, still researching....

    There are many examples everywhere (seriously).

    OK, here's another one:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5193684/1/Redemption : 'Redemption', by Hidden Amongst The Crows (has not been uploaded since '10. Possibly Dead Fic). Sasuke Uchiha ends up being transported to the DCU, depowered, and become a Badass Normal marked vigilante trained by Batman.
  • February 13, 2013
    Edrobot
    Bump

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