->''"My problem is that my plans got as far as actually going to Dalton. Now that I'm actually here, I realize that I've made absolutely no plans as to what I intend to happen to me here. Fortunately, I have Blaine, David and Wes to, for better or worse, lead me to some direction."''
-->--'''Kurt'''

''Dalton'' is a popular ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfiction written by CP Coulter. It focuses on post-"Furt" Dalton Academy, straying away from canon from that point onward. In its first month, it had already attracted over 7,600 reviews and 3,480,000 views and might be the most popular fic in the Klaine universe. Now has [[http://www.warblerland.com its own wiki]]. The fanfic itself can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6515261/1/Dalton here]]
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!!This fanfic provides examples of:
* AbductionIsLove: [[spoiler: This was Adam's plan for Julian.]]
* AdultsAreUseless - Subverted. They're ReasonableAuthorityFigures but they have no idea that a killer stalker was roaming the school grounds although Julian made sure that nothing gets out of his situation.
* AliceAllusion - This fic is after all famous for it.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders - Wes has a type.
* AllThereInTheManual: Readers of only the fanfiction and not the stuff on the side would have no idea who Haven, many siblings and family members, and many others are.
** Also [[spoiler: The entire relationship between Sebastian and Julian.]]
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: The Brightman twins, Evan and Ethan.
* AbusiveParent: [[spoiler: Blaine's dad, horribly, when Blaine came out.]]
** [[spoiler: Logan's dad, though this seems like mostly emotional abuse.]]
* AltarTheSpeed: [[spoiler: As of Chapter 26 when it was revealed that David bought an engagement ring for Katherine, this may be the case for David and Katherine due to her sickness.]]
* [[spoiler: {{AngstComa}}: It's been hinted at that Julian is in one of these.]]
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Julian to Logan, and it's downright heartbreaking.]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Shane, to Blaine. Everyone else seems to think he's pretty cool.
** Laura to Justin.
** Jake to Riley.
* AscendedExtra: The Hanover students, when Adam comes in.
** Also their parents, after [[spoiler: the Art Hall burned down.]]
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Adam. ''Dear lord'', Adam.]]
** [[spoiler: Logan, somewhat, when he hits Adam in the back with an ax during episode 26. Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, in this troper's opinion.]]
* BashBrothers: Evan and Ethan with their antics.
* BastardBoyfriend: Logan.
* TheBeard: Shane has had a few.
* TheBeautifulElite - Most of Dalton and Dobry's students are filthy rich and everyone is attractive, everyone.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Julian and Logan, at times. Of course, [[spoiler: Logan has no idea]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: It's relatively tame, but Reed gets a pretty nice [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome moment]] with his competition in episode 26.
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Julian is bisexual.]]
* BigApplesauce: The New York arc.
* BillyNeedsAnOrgan: [[spoiler: Katherine.]]
* BlackMagic: Dwight's practiced this before, most notably when [[spoiler: he tried to bring his little brother back to life.]]
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Logan.
** ...Yes, but the "evil" part is becoming a bit of a grey area, especially considering CharacterDevelopment and light shed on his... [[UnstoppableRage many]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast issues.]]
** One of the signs that [[spoiler: something was wrong with Adam is that he dyed his hair blond.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Han Westwood, who never leaves his technology infested room, but all the same keeps an eye on the campus with security cameras.
* BroadStrokes - It's implied that the events of "Special Education", "A Very Glee Christmas", "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle", and "Silly Love Songs" from the McKinley side while Dalton was occurring. Even then, that's different considering Finn and Rachel didn't broke up.
** [[spoiler: Since Dalton almost closed down and we learned from Medel that the Warblers wouldn't be competing in Regionals due to what's going on in the school, we can also guess that New Directions won Regionals and went onto Nationals just as the S2 depicted but without [[IChooseToStay Kurt]].]]
* ButtMonkey: Dwight, even members of his own house love to tease him constantly about his rather obtuse belief in the supernatural.
* CastFullOfGay: There's Kurt, Blaine, Logan, Shane, and Reed.
** ... and Julian, Adam, Jude, Micah, Erin, Rebecca, Ace, Jake and [[spoiler: Joshua, though the last is solely via flashback.]]
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Comes with the territory of being set in a boys' OneGenderSchool.
** Blaine looks like - of course - Darren Criss, Kurt looks like Chris Colfer, and ditto on the rest of the Glee cast.
** It's been decided that Shane looks like Creator/RobertSheehan.
** Reed resembles a very young Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, when he had his natural red hair.
*** Actually, Reed is much shorter and has longer, curlier hair; finding a fancast for him was extremely hard, and this was the best that the wiki administrator could come up with after hours of searching. This is also why Reed has been replaced with fanart.
** Jude resembles Film/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}} (Creator/LoganLerman).
** Erin looks like Creator/EmilyBrowning.
** Basically, it's a RidiculouslyAttractiveCast.
* TheCasanova: Derek; he often has multiple girlfriends at the same time.
* CatchPhrase: Talking flowers!
** Also Dwight's occasional exclamations of [[Series/SuperNatural Castiel]].
* CelebCrush: Well, that's putting it lightly.
** Apparently, Blaine used to have a huge crush on Tom Felton.
* CharacterDevelopment: Lampshaded. When Kurt goes [[spoiler: running out of his room singing with Reed]], everyone points out how he's now a true Windsor boy.
* ChekhovsSkill: Dwight's obsession with the paranormal comes in handy when [[spoiler: Shane goes missing.]]
* CrazyEnoughToWork: [[spoiler: Lampshaded when Dwight defends himself from Adam by ''squirting holy water into his face''.]]
-->[[spoiler: Dwight cried out, ducking as he sprayed him in the face. Adam cried out, dropping the bat to the ground and wincing, covering his wet face with his hands. Dwight looked up with a gasp, unable to believe it—it worked? It actually worked?]]
* CuteBookworm: Micah. Austin.
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost everyone.
* DeathGlare: Wes and David to Logan, repeatedly.
** Kurt to everyone, repeatedly.
* DownTheRabbitHole: Lampshaded by the Literature/AliceInWonderland nicknames given to all of the characters by the twins, although it does make you wonder what they called everyone before Kurt appeared.
** Actually, the Twins have referred to themselves as the Tweedles since childhood. They met Logan in middle school and he titled himself as the Knave - the whole thing kind of snowballed from there.
--> '''Evan''': When our White Rabbit appeared to you and showed you a glimpse of Wonderland, you followed and fell all the way down here with the rest of us.
* DrillSergeantNasty - Sydney, Spencer's twin sister
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Finn [[spoiler: nearly got arrested driving to Dalton to save Kurt.]]
* DysfunctionJunction - To say a lot of characters has issues is the understatement of the century.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Dalton and Dobry. Not only those two share buildings such as the Library but there's actually a stable, an incredibly large field and the woods and gardens, a cathedral, a bell tower, even secret passages and compartments.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Kurt and Blaine.
* FanNickname: Logan's being 'The Giant Squid of Ignorance', and the Jogan ship is commonly referred to as 'The Gondola'.
* TheFashionista: Reed.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Merril regularly makes dinner for her boys.
* FieryRedhead: Erin.
* FishOutOfWater: Kurt at Dalton.
* FriendlyRivalry - New Directions and the Warblers, originating from the former's ex-member transferring in the latter's school.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Adam]] didn't get much attention at first.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: According to the side stories, Reed and Shane, Logan and Julian, Spencer and Merrill, Derek and Casey met when they were kids and did not meet again until high school.
* ForWantOfANail - Warblerland would not exist if it wasn't for Blaine and Kurt's presence in Dalton. Hell, all the events in Dalton wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Jude's death. Fanfics out there has lots of what ifs like what if Kurt met Logan instead of Blaine at his failed spying and Blaine was never there?
* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler: Chapter 26 gets pretty damn close.]]
* [[spoiler: {{HeroicSacrifice}}: Harvey, sacrificing his life so that Dwight can get out of Art Hall and live. Also a [[TearJerker]].]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Wes and David.
* HopelessSuitor: Logan, to Kurt.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Julian, who seems to be completely unable to tell that [[spoiler: there's something… off about Adam.]]
* HufflepuffHouse: Hanover House, which is barely mentioned.
** [[spoiler: Lancaster House.]]
** Becomes somewhat averted later on with [[spoiler: Adam's]] influence on the plot.
* IChooseToStay - Kurt chose to stay in Dalton as opposed to transferring out.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Micah to Shane.]]
** Platonically, New Directions wants their ex-member to be happy wherever he wants to be.
** Also [[spoiler: Julian to Logan, to the point that he tries as much as he can to try and get Kurt and Logan together.]]
* JerkAss: To an extent, Logan.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Logan, who goes after [[spoiler: Karofsky to stop him from doing anything else to Kurt.]]
* [[spoiler: {{JustInTime}}: Harvey arrives just in time to get Dwight out of the Art Hall before he dies.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Adam to Danny]] in episode 26, combined with KickThemWhileTheyAreDown.
--> [[spoiler: "What's a little pain to you, Danny…?" Adam snarled. "You like pain anyway, don't you?" And he kicked him straight in the face.]]
* TheKlutz: Reed. Tripping into fireplaces, cutting himself on soda cans, choking on Skittles...
* LadyKillerInLove: [[spoiler: Derek with Casey in the past.]]
* LaResistance: [[spoiler: The boys erected a freaking BARRICADE - yes, complete with Theatre/LesMiserables references - with the help of the McKinley High crowd, their sister school Dobry Hall, and even some people from their rival, St. Patrick's.]]
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Played with, as there is many a NoodleIncident at Dalton, such as Blaine's arrival; also, the fact that [[spoiler: Blaine and Logan were exes, but this becomes averted later when Kurt is told of how they met.]]
* LimitedSocialCircle: The main characters — Wes, David, Kurt, Blaine, Ethan and Evan, Reed and Dwight — seem to do ''everything'' together, even [[spoiler: New York.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Over 150 characters of varying importance.
* LoonyFan: Adam [[spoiler: to a horrifying degree.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: [[spoiler: Shane for Reed.]]
* LoveEpiphany: Possibly what caused Reed's tears [[spoiler: when Shane left.]]
** [[spoiler: Julian, in one of the side stories.]]
* LoveTriangle: Type 4 of TriangRelations, between Logan, Blaine, and Kurt. Very few people, if any, actually believe Logan stands a chance.
** Later a Type 5 is included, with [[spoiler: Julian being in love with Logan.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Adam. Oh, Adam.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: Dwight, after Adam knocks him out of a window ''from the third floor'', he still gets up and running trying to save Kurt and the others.]]
** One could also see Reed as this, as he is TheKlutz of the story.
** Arguably [[spoiler: Danny, in Chapter 26; when he is stabbed in the shoulder and the side, as well as being verbally abused and kicked by Adam, Danny continues fighting to save Julian, and even after playing dead, ''runs to the Main Hall'' in order to protect his friends. This added to his self harm issues and consist strength certainly suggests an air of iron!]]
* MamaBear: Merril, for Hanover House.
** It is a fanjoke that Derek is this for Logan and Julian, so much that this is a fandom nickname for him.
* MarriedToTheJob: WordOfGod says this is Dwight.
* MysteriousPast: Blaine and Logan, but is later averted.
* NiceGuy - Well, everyone from Dalton to Dobry Hall to St. Patricks.
* NoMedicationForMe: Logan has meds, but he doesn't like to take them because they make him feel numb.
* NoodleIncident:
** Charlie's incident with the 20 comforters.
** The time the Warblers played RockBand in the common room. Involved the janitors duck and a mop as well.
** An incident involving pudding and cafeteria ovens that left Sean in hospital.
** An incident regarding a goat, the doors and windows that left Thad not being able to trust Windsor.
** An incident regarding duct-tape, a rowboat and pipeworks.
* NotAMorningPerson: Kurt. At least, that's what the Tweedles think.
* NotSoDifferent - Blaine and Logan. Lampshaded by the former after the punishment was given for the great Valentines' punch-out.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler: Logan is this to Julian.]]
** So much that [[spoiler: his fandom nickname is The Giant Squid of Ignorance]].
* OddFriendship: Julian and Kurt's blooming one could be seen as this, especially [[spoiler: because Julian's love interest, Logan, is interested in Kurt.]]
* OppositesAttract: [[spoiler: Shane and Reed.]]
* OneGenderSchool: Doubled as a BoardingSchool. The setting of the fanfiction. Dalton Academy. Also, the sister school, Dobry.
* OverlyLongName: Julian Talal Alexander Larson Armstrong, Clayton Alessandro Malik Rizzo, Lucrezia Nyota Lara Westwood, Hansel Tiberius Link Lionheart Westwood.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kurt's mom is dead, Logan's mom and Dwight's dad have nothing to do with their sons, and Merril's parents have essentially disowned her unless she acts like a boy. These kids have parent issues.
* PlethoraOfMistakes: Happens to [[spoiler: Dwight]], [[spoiler: Laura]], and [[spoiler: Adam]] in chapter 26. Oddly, [[spoiler: Adam's plan going wrong just made things worse for the heroes.]]
* PowerTrio: Wes, Blaine and David.
** Also Logan, Derek, and Julian as [[EvilCounterpart evil counterparts]].
** Possibly Drew, Satoru and Charlie, or Evan, Ethan and Charlie as the ComicTrio.
** FireIceLightning: The three Houses, Windsor, Stuart and Hanover, could be this.
** FreudianTrio: Perhaps with Julian as TheId, Logan as TheSuperEgo and Derek as TheEgo.
* PrecisionFStrike: There's not much swearing until [[spoiler: Karofsky comes after Kurt]]. There are a few F-bombs, then it goes back to ... not much swearing.
** Used [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epically]] by Logan of all people in one of the side stories, [[spoiler: the one in which he gets his father to send the search parties to look for Shane.]]
* PsychoExGirlfriend: Tabitha, ''screaming like a banshee''...
** Charlie's ex Leslie.
* PsychoSmirk: [[spoiler: Adam]] is known for this.
* RealLifeCounterpart: The actual Warblers actors on Glee have read this fic. One, Aaron Page, has "claimed" the part of Logan. It was in his Twitter bio for a while.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: [[spoiler: Adam's]] room.
* RuleOfFunny: The story often abandons logic and plausibility to get laughs. Kurt, ordinarily reserved and decorous, now runs through the hallways singing and flinging clothing everywhere.
** Dwight honestly believes in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
** The Windsor boys find Kurt's cookies extremely desirable, to the point that they're fighting each other for them. Naturally, they're also willing to give each other the bowl to try one. Yet, as [[WordOfGod CP has declared,]] they really ARE just regular cookies.
* SadistTeacher: Murdoch, particularly to members of Windsor House.
* SerenadeYourLover: Both Blaine and Logan to Kurt, multiple times.
* ShesGotLegs: Since Merril's the only girl, and very pretty, she gets attention when she wears skirts.
* ShipTease: Of course, Blaine and Kurt.
** [[spoiler: Reed and Shane.]]
** Some of the side stories, particularly [[spoiler: Cat's Sleeping,]] are this for [[spoiler: Julian and Logan.]]
* SingleMindedTwins: Ethan and Evan Brightman. Blaine even says that it's best to think of them as one person until you know them.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Reed and Shane are both here, but for different reasons. Reed hasn't ever really had romantic feelings for anyone [[spoiler: until Shane showed up]], while Shane is gay, and has had at least one boyfriend, but is now [[spoiler: only interested in Reed]].
* SixthRanger: Shane could be seen as this as of Chapter 13, as he frequently joins the main original group of Kurt, Blaine, Reed, Evan and Ethan, Dwight, Wes, and David
* SpoiledSweet - A large majority of the cast came from lavish privileged backgrounds even Blaine who's family have influence and pull in the entertainment industry and seeing how Shane was able to afford Dior Homme, we can say that they are really well-off.
* StalkerWithACrush: Logan.
** Also, on a much more creepy level, [[spoiler: Adam.]]
* TeamMom: Merril for Hanover House.
* TitleDrop: Kurt, in the first part of [[spoiler: Siege.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Kurt screaming at Tabitha and calling her a "last-season Prada princess."
** Dwight's performance in Hell Night.
*** Dwight's ''everything'' in Hell Night.
**** Also, credit has to be given to [[spoiler: Blaine and Logan's entrance to the Art Hall in Hell Night. Logan had an AXE.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** As mentioned above, the boys - not just Windsor but Stuarts too - are absolutely bonkers regarding Kurt's cookies.
** The Haven boys love their pizza.
** Technically a Trademark Favorite Drink, but Stuarts (with the exception of Bailey) love coffee.
* {{Transsexual}}: Merril Portman, the first and only girl at Dalton.
* TrueCompanions: Possibly all the Dalton boys after [[spoiler: Hell Night.]]
* TwinBanter: Ethan and Evan again.
* {{Uke}}: Julian isn't quite the typical uke, but he is very much a diva, along with the fact that he's both more emotional (at least internally) and shorter [[spoiler: than possible love interest, Logan]]. Then there's the recent [[WordOfGod revelation]] that he [[spoiler: always bottoms when he's with a boy]], which is pretty important.
** Reed fits this trope ''very'' well. He's clumsy, easily flustered, and both shorter and more "baby-ish" than [[spoiler: his boyfriend, Shane]], even though he's [[spoiler: a year older]].
* UnclePennybags: The boys at Dalton are very well off and see no problem spending a great deal of money on Kurt.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Kurt and Blaine [[spoiler: at the end of episode 13.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Logan and Julian are type two.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: [[spoiler: Logan and Julian]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Julian and Logan seem to hate each other most of the time.
* WomenAreWiser: Merril seems to be one of the sanest people at Dalton.
* [[spoiler: {{Yandere}}: Adam.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Aww, Ms. Medel and Mr. Harvey are together? That's so sweet-- wait, what?]]
** [[spoiler: Logan, in the flashback, with Joshua.]]
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