''The Mind of a Hero Quintet'' is a ''DannyPhantom'' fanfic by Tavalya Ra, more commonly known as [[ArtifactTitle The Crack]]. It has five arcs and a grand total of 102 chapters, so yeah, it's quite a read.

The first arc deals with hero Danny Fenton is kidnapped by Vlad on his [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteenth]] birthday. With the intention of making Danny acknowledge him as a father, Vlad uses a special machine to bring out Danny's inner darkness. Unfortunately, it turns out for the worse when Danny ends up [[RapeAsDrama raping]] Vlad. Both remain out of touch for seven years until Vlad returns with the consequences of their actions: Madison, their daughter, carried by Vlad, fathered by Danny. Oh, BTW, this is an [[MisterSeahorse Mpreg]] fanfic, made possible via their half-ghost status, though I guess you figured that out from the fact that Vlad had a kid.

The entire fanfic centers on Danny and Vlad struggling to tolerate one another for the sake of their daughter. Eventually, they reach an agreement point and through [[KissingUnderTheInfluence certain unintentional events]], Danny is stuck carrying their second child. What lies after is whether the two can stabilize a romantic relationship despite past traumatic events and complications in their current lives, the last involving some intense battles and time traveling.

The fanfic was launched in September 2006 and can be read [[http://tavalya-ra.insanejournal.com/361555.html here]]...somewhat. The author has stopped posting around the second arc, however the story in its entirety can be downloaded [[http://tavalyara.deviantart.com/art/DP-The-Complete-Crack-145888381 here]].

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AlliterativeName: Madison Masters. Somewhat unintentional as her name was inspired by Vlad's obsessions with Wisconsin and Maddie Fenton.
* AllThereInTheManual: The author has supplementary materials that explains much of the Crackverse; everything from how half ghosts gets pregnant, character analysis, OC descriptions, original drafts, and even the somewhat unnecessary information on both the middle names of Danny and Vlad's children and extended family trees of the Master-Fenton family line.
* ArtifactTitle: Each of the five installments has a real title, but are better known as Crack 1, Crack 2, etc. as "The Crack" was the working title for the series (due to the claim that you'd have to be on some sort of drug to think the premise would work)
* AuthorAppeal: Mpreg and pregnancy sex. The author has multiple WIPs for other cartoon series also prominently featuring Mpreg and started an [[http://tavalyara.deviantart.com/art/Tavalya-Ra-s-MPreg-Meme-83781866 Mpreg art meme]] on deviantART. On a non-kink note, references to signs of Madison's obsession with ''Sailor Moon'' (played for laughs) are way too specific for someone with only limited knowledge of the anime. ''Anime/SailorMoon'' used to be a series the author enjoyed years ago.
* BadAssFamily: A family of half ghosts.
** With a BadAssNormal trained by [[ActionGirl Valerie]] and [[spoiler: a reborn Clockwork being raised by Danny and Vlad.]]
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter
* BigBad: In the final installment, Dark Danny returns as the opening act.
* BetaCouple: Sam/Tucker, Jazz/Allen (OC)
* BlackSheep: Jackie
* BreakUpToMakeUp: Sorta. Danny and Vlad entered a mutual relationship after the birth of their second child, but it's when the former needed a break from the man that eventually chain reacts to them fully confessing their love.
* ButICantBePregnant: Used in a very emotionally traumatic fashion - and also ''three different times'', last in conjuction with...
* ButWeUsedACondom: How the twins are conceived
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Like Danny, Madison has a signature pre-transformation catchphrase. Unfortunately, hers was influenced by ''Sailor Moon''. ''Plasmius Prism Power!"''
* {{Cameo}}: Xanatos (yes, ''that'' [[TropeNamer Xana]][[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} tos]]), [[InvaderZim Dib]] and the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans.
* CanonImmigrant: In a sense. Danielle was edited in, due to Kindred Spirits premiering.
* ContinuityDrift: Although Danny mentions having drycleaned his suit in the original series, it's understandable that a one-off joke could be passed over.
* CrackFic: Doy
* CrossOver: With FairlyOddParents, unsurprisingly, with shoutouts to InvaderZim and WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} to name a few.
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed by Danny. Only by developing SamaritanSyndrome does he keep going, convincing him that he's CursedWithAwesome.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Vlad's original goal to obtain Maddie is dashed after decades of pursuit. [[spoiler: Luckily, he falls in love with Danny by end, so it's all good.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Danny when he sacrificed himself to Vlad as the ultimate act of love]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* DisappearedDad: Madison, the first seven years of her life. She apparently never ''does'' find out how she was conceived. (But would you really want her to know?)
* DisposableWoman: Danielle. Interestingly, she was not originally planned to be in the fic at all, as this fic predates Kindred Spirits.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Vlad, violently so
* EmotionBomb: The Mind Control Device. It didn't turn out so good.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's a CrackFic.
* FanGirl: Madison is a ''huge'' fan of ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Vlad is unamused, offering Danny a million dollars to get her to stop saying ''Plasmius Prism Power''!
* FantasyContraception: WordOfGod is that Vlad eventually develops one after Danny's second pregnancy.
* FixFic: Season Three of the television series is ignored.
* GambitRoulette: Oh, not Vlad. [[spoiler: In the last Crack arc, we find out Clockwork caused the headache-inducing time traveling for both of them to ensure his existence as he is really their son]].
* HasTwoMommies: Vlad's explanation for how Maddie is supposed to fit into Madison's life, much to Danny's horror
* HalfHumanHybrid: A family of them, plus [[spoiler: Jazz's boyfriend, who is hinted to be half-vampire]]; averted with Danny's youngest Samuel, who is entirely human.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Vlad passes Madison off as his orphaned niece in public.
* HeroicBSOD: Many times by Danny in Crack 1
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Danny's youngest, Samuel
* IWantGrandkids: Maddie's mantra by Crack 2. It's how Jackie came to be!
* {{Jossed}}: Inevitable, given the timing. Also, could be FanonDiscontinuity, as most fans refuse to acknowledge the existance of the third season in the first place.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Madison, who anticipates it given her parentage
* LimitedWardrobe: Madison is almost always dressed in purple
* LoveHurts: Danny is crushed in Crack 5 when he finds out Vlad is still in love with his mother despite their somewhat functioning relationship for the past four years. [[spoiler: Of course, it later turns out that isn't true, Vlad was just in denial]].
* LoveRedeems: In the last chapters, [[spoiler: Vlad finds out he loves Danny and all is bright and happy]].
* LoveTriangle: Not just the series' Jack/Maddie/Vlad; Danny feels in competition with his mother for Vlad and later Vlad becomes convinced (not without good reason) that Danny has feelings for Valerie
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Comes as a nasty shock for Danny
* [[AliensMadeThemDoIt Maddie Made Them Do It]]: How Jackie was conceived.
* MafiaPrincess: Madison, which is the only reason Skulker tolerates her
* MamaBear: Threatening Madison proves a good way to get Vlad to toss all restraint out the window
* MisterSeahorse: BIG time.
* [[DaddysGirl Mommy's Girl]]: Madison
* [[DaddysLittleVillain Mommy's Little Villain]]:
* MoralityChain: Eventually Danny for Vlad
* MoralityPet: Madison for Vlad
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: ...have you read the description?
* MySecretPregnancy: Vlad with Madison.
* NietzscheWannabe: Vlad, who even recommends reading Nietzsche to his daughter. Slightly subverted in that [[spoiler: this trait allows him shift from being a bad to good guy without major alternations to his personality.]]
* NoBisexuals: Averted except when played for laughs. ("I like girls... and Vlad. Girls and Vlad!")
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Danny actively wants Vlad to beat him to a pulp in the first arc because of the guilt he feels towards him for raping him. He gets his wish a few times.
* NoPreggerSex: Averted like woah
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Besides the weirdness taken from the show, apparently being half-ghost sets up your body to spontaneously generate ectoplasmic equivalents of an egg and uterus with the presence of sperm. Hmm.
* PowerGlows: Faithfully carried over from canon
* PurpleEyes: Madison. Justified both by having a violet-eyed grandmother (Maddie) and plot relevance.
* RapeAsDrama: The driving point
* RapeIsLove: Averted. The rape is clearly defined as an act of unhinged anger and lust and becomes an impediment to Vlad and Danny acknowledging the possibility of love.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Played with by Danny becoming paranoid that he's a stand-in for Maddie
* ResetButton: Not far enough for some characters
* RetCon: The original fic had no reference to Danielle, as the opening chapters were penned beforehand. The existing chapters were edited-well enough that it doesn't seemed forced.
* RetGone: [[spoiler: The alternate future created by Vlad averts this by Vlad placing a [[ChekhovsGun time medallion]] in Danny and their kids.]]
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Justified by the characters in question wearing Clockwork's time medallions
* RomanticFalseLead: Valerie and in some ways, Maddie.
* SamaritanSyndrome: To the death of Danny's GPA, although it keeps him from being suicidal in Crack 1. [[spoiler: It gets better when the rest of the Fentons learn his secret and decide to pitch in.]]
* SayingTooMuch: Vlad, who in trying to explain away Madison as a test-tube baby, accidentally says that a woman was never involved. Also Madison, who [[spoiler: slips up and calls Vlad "Mommy" at a crucial moment]]
* SeriesMascot: Judging by the fanart, Madison
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler: This is what Vlad believes he's doing in Crack 5]]
* ShoutOut: loads to Fairly Odd Parents (and that's not even counting Samuel's experiences.), like the occasional mention of Yugopotamia and Jazz not wanting her kid named Victoria (Vicky) because that would make her "icky with a v." [[Music/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny "Is that Godzilla over there? Fighting with Batman and Optimus Prime?"]]
* SlashFic: Duh
* SuddenlySexuality: Vlad by Crack 2 when he starts sleeping with Danny in order to keep him happy for the rest of his pregnancy. Danny averts it, he was already attracted to Vlad from the start of the fic.
* TangledFamilyTree: Not in the main fic, but in her anecdotes that details the family of Vlad and Danny to their grandkids and beyond! Some of the offspring are truly maddening.
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Subverted in Crack 1. Danny attempts to invoke this trope, but Madison just doesn't care.
* TheUnfavorite: Jackie, unintentionally. She and Danny just didn't bond.
* TrainingFromHell: The obstacle course in Crack 1. A cringe worthy scene; pity poor Danny.
* VillainousBreakdown: Vlad at the climax of Crack 1
* VillainousBSOD: Vlad in Crack 5.
* WackyCravings
* WeCanRuleTogether
* WeirdScience
* WhatHaveIDone: Danny in Crack 1, Vlad in Crack 5.
* WhatTheHellHero: In Crack 1, Danny decides that the best course of action is to attempt to turn Madison against her own mother and then kidnap her, all to keep Vlad from turning her evil. Lampshaded in that he acknowledges it's a dick move and feels a lot of guilt over it. Fortunately, [[spoiler: he fails to accomplish any bit of his plan and realizes Vlad doesn't want Madison to turn out like himself either.]]
* WordOfGod: Much of what happens after the fic has been revealed in the author's blog and random comment strings.
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