Created By: MrAnderson on April 27, 2014 Last Edited By: Arivne on April 29, 2014

Chaos Plot

Good guy dies. God or equivalent grants powers. Arbitrary practice time. good guy comes back.

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The protagonist is about to die, and very powerful beings keep him/her alive and usually add superpowers. The protagonist now works for or against the interveners, but is also bound to personal conflicts.

There are some common extras:
  • An inexplicable betrayal by the protagonist's friends.
    • This usually results in a return to face he betrayers.
  • An absolute A-Hole who everyone inexplicably likes.
  • A Gender Bender or body change occurs in order to be able to gain powers.

Examples

Fan Works
  • In the Percy Jackson and the Olympians fandom, the fanonical god Chaos rescues the titular character, who has been inexplicably betrayed by his friends and on the brink of death. He then is forced through an arbitrary training course and sent back home after this arbitrarily long time to find that his betrayers are now immortalised, and the world seems to have had no particular changes since he has left.

Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • April 27, 2014
    justanotherrandomlurker
    I saw something like this in a webcomic that the author discontinued after only a couple of months (which is a shame, because it was off to a great start); I don't remember the title or the names of the characters, but it was a manga-inspired webcomic that centered around a socially awkward high school girl who fell in love with a new transfer student, and just as she's about to tell him, she gets killed because she absent-mindedly ran into traffic; in the afterlife, she meets an overlord of sorts who assigns her to be her love interest's guardian angel, but now that she's an otherworldy being, she has to be careful about revealing her powers, otherwise it'll cause trouble (and as I recall, there was a scenario involving her fighting off demons, and saving a girl from plummeting to her death, despite that's how the girl was supposed to die).
  • April 27, 2014
    DAN004
    We have the YKTTW called "Behold Galvatron".
  • April 28, 2014
    Arivne
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  • April 28, 2014
    bitemytail
    a Zero Context Example, because I haven't played the game enough to write up a decent example...

    Agarest Senki

  • April 28, 2014
    AP
    • In Thor, this is subverted. The title character actually loses his original powers to his father Odin to teach him humility, and later nearly dies during an attack, only for Odin to bring him back and return his powers.
  • April 28, 2014
    randomsurfer
    • The Punisher was dead for a while and was brought back as an Angel of Death.
    • This is The Spectre's origin story. Good cop dies, God uses his body to create a natural force to kill murderers.
  • April 28, 2014
    DAN004
    here, we already have this one. Post examples there plz.
  • April 28, 2014
    crazysamaritan
  • April 28, 2014
    justanotherrandomlurker
    I remember now that the webcomic I was thinking of was entitled Unfinished Reality. Other than that, I still don't remember any of the characters' names, but basically all that I posted is pretty much what took place before the author abandoned/discontinued it.
  • April 29, 2014
    TwoGunAngel
    @crazysamaritan: Indeed. Chaos Plot tells me absolutely NOTHING about what the plot in general is about.
  • April 29, 2014
    OmarKarindu
    How about Called Back From Death or something similar?
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