''Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way vs. Canon'' is a Literature/HarryPotter fanfiction by Cookie [=VanDeKamp=]. It can be read [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7351304/1/ here.]] The story begins on a normal day for Ron, Hermione, and Harry. And then... [[Fanfic/MyImmortal a certain Mary Sue shows up.]] After a few chapters of watching Ebony torment the students of Hogwarts, the Trio, Ginny, Luna, and Draco make it their business to get rid of her, once and for all.

The sequel, ''Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette de Mont vs. Canon'' (read [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7762173/1/Sapphire_Eleanor_Rose_Suzette_de_Mont_vs_Canon here]]) shakes up the formula a bit. A new Mary Sue arrives, but this one is of the IncorruptiblePurePureness variety. Once again, the Hogwarts students decide to get rid of her, but it turns out the MSEA (Mary Sue Extermination Association) had the same idea. The two groups join forces. Partway through this story, the series was titled ''The MSEA Files''.

The third entry, ''The MSEA Reloaded'', can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8670356/1/ here.]]

Prior the posting of ''Reloaded'', the author also launched a Tumblr blog for the MSEA Files [[http://www.themseafiles.tumblr.com here.]] There, she posts Useless MSEA Facts, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

!Tropes found in these fanfics...

* AbusiveParents:
** Sapphire's adoptive father, though, this being a Sue, this fact is PlayedForLaughs.
** However, it's played [[PlayedForDrama dead serious]] with Monday Maynard, who is/was emotionally abusive to October.
* ActionGirl: Plenty.
* AffablyEvil: If you look over the fact that she helped unleash Ebony, Jenny isn't such a bad girl to be around.
* AlliterativeName: Aphrodite Adams
* {{Anticlimax}}: [[spoiler:The defeat of Sapphire, once they finally catch up to her.]] Lampshaded by Draco.
* AndIMustScream: Trapping a Sue forever in a universe that doesn't exist.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Charlie's long, [[LongList long]], ''[[OverlyLongGag long]]'' list of charges include her throwing a guy's computer out the window ("It had badly written [[{{Series/Sherlock}} Johnlock]] on it!"), having a threesome with fictional characters, getting banned from Rio (twice), among others... and it ends with "pirating music."
* ArtifactTitle: The second story stops focusing on Sapphire messing with canon the second the MSEA is introduced.
* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Awesome [=McCool=] Name]]: Appears to be a requirement to work for the MSEA. But, above all, ''October Harper Maynard''.
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Aphrodite, October, Charlie.
** Luna, Hermione, Ginny.
** Tara, Jenny, The Anonymous
* BetterThanABareBulb: Most tropes that pop up are lampshaded. Repeatedly.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: ''Brandon'', of all people.
* BigBad: Tara Gilesbe for the first one, with Jenny as TheDragon.
** There appears to be a new BigBad for the second one, though we don't know who it is yet. [[spoiler:Missy appears to be a spy for her.]]
* BigWhat: Charlie upon finding out October's mother is coming to visit.
* BilingualBonus: Draco delivered this [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench with style]].
-->'''Draco:''' Vous êtes un psychopathe. Je ne suis pas ton copain. Laissez-moi. S'il vous plaît. Translation: [[spoiler:You're a psychopath. I'm not your boyfriend. Leave me alone. Please.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The second one ends with Sapphire defeated and the Potter characters returned safely home, but with Missy, Jenny, Tara, and the Anonymous still on the loose, and the MSEA questioning their own morality.]]
* {{BFG}}: Charlie has a couple.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Jenny, who turns out to be a pretty nasty piece of work.
** [[spoiler:Missy as well.]]
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: "A lot of people got injured... I lost one of my guns... Aphrodite nearly broke her toe... I had to make another deal with Satan..."
* TheBusCameBack: Jenny returns in Chapter 14 of ''Sapphire'', and Tara is mentioned.
* CerebusSyndrome: Hoo, boy. ''Ebony vs. Canon'' is completely wacky humor, ''Sapphire vs. Canon'' starts out this way but turns into a {{Dramedy}} halfway through, and now ''Reloaded'' is a {{Dramedy}} that's ''very'' heavy on the "drama" side, with only a few jokes to keep it from being a straight up drama.
* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster SOB Bomb]]: October in chapter 6. In fact, for half the chapter, "son of a bitch" is all she says.
** She also says "shit!" a total of eight times in a row when she realizes she and her team aren't alone in the Room of Requirement.
* CuteWitch: Aphrodite, who is very good at magic and spells. She's not ''quite'' old enough to be a HotWitch yet.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''MSEA Reloaded'' retains the humorous nature, but also deals with an emotionally abusive mother, the MSEA falling apart at the seams, and the possibility of a ''freaking civil war''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost everyone is this at some point.
* DealWithTheDevil: Charlie's made these more than once.
* {{Demoted to Extra}}: The canon Harry Potter characters become this in the sequel, despite being initially established as the protagonists in Chapter 1. Even though they tag along with the [[Main/SpotlightStealingSquad MSEA]], they still barely say anything and do nothing for the story.
* DragonInChief: Jenny is far smarter, and thus, more dangerous than Tara.
* EnemyMine: Harry and co. call a truce with Draco so they can take out Ebony (and later, Sapphire).
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In universe example. The first thing Victoria ever sees Charlie do in ''Reloaded'' is crash her motorcylce into a car and not seeming to notice or care.
* EvilDuo: Tara and Jenny.
* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:The Anonymous, who always keeps her face hidden, even from Missy.]]
* FairPlayVillain: Tara and Jenny, but mostly Jenny.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: The Anonymous
** TheDragon: [[spoiler:Missy]]
** TheEvilGenius: Jenny
** TheBrute: [[{{Mooks}} The Jerks]]
** TheDarkChick: Tara
* FiveManBand: The MSEA:
** TheHero: October
** TheLancer: Brandon
** TheBigGuy: Charlie
** TheSmartGuy: Gigi
** TheChick: Aphrodite
** TheSixthRanger: Missy
** The canon characters can also be viewed as this:
*** TheHero: Harry
*** TheLancer: Ron
*** TheBigGuy: Ginny
*** TheSmartGuy: Hermione
*** TheChick: Luna
*** TheSixthRanger: Draco
* {{Foil}}: Sapphire for Ebony. Both are Sues, but in completely different ways.
* ForTheEvulz: Jenny admits to having helped write My Immortal [[{{Troll}} just for shits and giggles]]. Tara, on the other hand, is just that stupid.
* GilliganCut: About the Harry Potter characters helping the MSEA:
-->'''October:''' The answer is no, and that's final.
-->'''Ginny:''' ''(clears throat)''
-->''(next section)''
-->'''Aphrodite:''' ''(sitting with the HP characters in the MSEA lounge)'' [[LampshadeHanging How does she do that?]]
** And in the third story, when October is trying to convince Monday that her team is full of good workers, it cuts to Aphrodite and Charlie having a drinking contest.
* GirlFriday: Gigi, whose main roles in the MSEA are to transport other exterminators, track Sues, and keep an eye on [[TheIntern Missy]].
* GracefulLoser: After they are defeated, Jenny and Tara don't do much of anything besides say, "Not cool!" and then seem to leave it at that.
* GrayEyes: October, showing her strong-willed nature and dedication to her work.
* GunsAkimbo: Charlie holds a pistol in each hand during her first encounter with Sapphire.
* TheGunslinger: Charlie
* HereWeGoAgain: ''Ebony vs. Canon'' ends with a new Mary Sue showing up in her place.
* HostileShowTakeover: Tara barges into the narrator's office and takes over the fic for a chapter. The narrator still manages to get a few snarky comments in, though.
* HypocriticalHumor: October has a strict "no swearing on the job" policy, and is show enforcing it, getting annoyed with Charlie for saying "hell" while she's on-duty. When Sapphire is revealed to be a RealityWarper, she lets out a "Oh, son of a bitch!" And she keeps on repeating the line for a good half-chapter or so.
** She also says "Shit!" eight times in a row in chapter five. Brandon, of course, calls her out on this.
** Missy claims that [[spoiler:she is no kind of traitor. You know. After she burned down the MSEA headquarters and revealed herself to be working for the BigBad.]]
-->'''Gigi:''' ...''Tell me'' she didn't just say that.
* IHaveToGoIronMyDog: Hermione uses "We have to go floss our rabbits," to make a quick getaway from Sapphire.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Sapphire, what with being a PuritySue and all.
* InteractiveNarrator
* TheIntern: Missy Shadows, a high school student interning for the MSEA.
* JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler:Missy and Jenny both bring up a few good points.]]
* JokerJury: Made up of Mary Sues.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: Sapphire's eyes ''somehow'' change color every day.
* KangarooCourt: In Chapter 15 of ''Sapphire''. [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Tara]] is the judge, and that's just the ''beginning''...
* TheLadette: Charlie, with everything from her WeaponOfChoice to her name.
* LastNameBasis: October calls her team by their last names while she's on the job, but as shown with a couple lines, this isn't the case when she's off-duty.
* LemonyNarrator
* ListOfTransgressions: See "LongList."
* LongList: All the charges Charlie has racked up, to the point where the Narrator encourages the reader to go ahead and take a shower while [[spoiler:Missy]] reads them out.
* MarySueHunter: The entire point of the MSEA (Mary Sue Extermination Association).
* MarySueTropes: [[LampshadeHanging All]] [[DiscussedTrope used]] [[ParodiedTrope extensively]] {{InUniverse}}.
** JerkSue: Ebony.
** MarySueClassic: Sapphire.
* MeanBoss: Despite being a good guy, October is very strict and cold to her employees.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Missy is apparently working for the BigBad.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Sapphire vs. Canon starts off as another humorous parody, but this time with an entire team of [[MarySueHunter Mary Sue exterminators]]! [[spoiler:Oh, and by the way, one of the interns for the MSEA is a traitor. Also, the HQ just caught on fire.]]
* {{Mooks}}: [[spoiler:Teenage boys sent by the Anonymous to capture the MSEA.]] They aren't even given names; they're just called the Jerks.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Missy to October in chapter 13 of ''Sapphire''.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Every time a Mary Sue dies, a new one is born in it's place. And the Sue that replaced Ebony is even WORSE.
* NoFourthWall
* NonActionGuy: Brandon
* NoodleIncident: Seems to be a bit of a RunningGag with Charlie.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:October when the HQ burns down.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Charlie's real name is Charlotte, but no one ever calls her that.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If ''Charlie'' appears to be bothered by something, something really bad is going down.
** And if October shows emotion beyond being annoyed, something's gone wrong.
* PersonaNonGrata: Charlie is forbidden to enter the ''{{Series/Sherlock}}'' universe ever again. [[NoodleIncident For some reason.]]
** And she's banned from Rio, too.
* {{Pun}}: After Ebony suggests Frenching passively to Draco, he starts insulting her ''in French''. Passively.
* PurpleProse: Whenever a Sue's outfit is described. PlayedForLaughs and often lampshaded.
* RealityWarper: Sapphire
* SeriousBusiness: Apparently, RP is this to Brandon.
** Fanfic and fanart are this to the entire MSEA, due to the fact that their job is to rid the world of Mary Sues and maintain peace between fandoms.
* SequelHook: The epilogue of ''Ebony vs. Canon'' has Sapphire arrive.
** The author mentioned that there will be a third one.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Draco, towards Ebony. Justified, as, well, she isn't. Good luck telling her that, though.
* ShoutOut:
** "[[Film/ThePrincessBride Hello.]] [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Charlie Duncan.]] You killed my favorite series. PrepareToDie."
** "[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Eh, it's magic, so you don't have to explain it.]]"
** When Sapphire pops up in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe, [=McCoy=] comments that [[EnsignSueMustDie he thought he was done with this crap when he got rid of Ensign Sue]].
** Right after October does a GlassesPull: [[CSIMiami "YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAHHHHHH!"]]
** Aphrodite has been trapped on [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim the planet Blorch, home of the slaughtering rat people.]]
** Draco's line [[AVeryPotterMusical "How did you idiots get captured? You were]] ''[[TeamStarkid invisible!"]]''
** The third story will focus more on sci-fi and is titled ''The MSEA Reloaded''. [[Film/TheMatrix Hmm...]]
** In ''Sapphire'', we get this: [[AVeryPotterMusical "Coward! Ten points from Gryffindor!"]]
* SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler:Missy.]]
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''Interlude: the Madness of Tara Gilesbe''.
* [[Main/SpotlightStealingSquad Spotlight-Stealing Squad]]: The entire MSEA in the sequel, who, five chapters in, no less, replace the original heroes of the story, without any warning whatsoever.
* TakeThat: During the scene where Jenny and Missy [[VolleyingInsults toss insult back and forth]], Missy ends the argument by calling Jenny the gravest insult of all: ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Wesley]]''.
* TeensAreMonsters: Jenny and Tara
** [[spoiler:And now Missy as well.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Hermione's reaction to meeting Sapphire.
** October says this, word-for-word, when she finds out how hard it's gonna be to get rid of Sapphire.
* TomboyishName: Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan.
* TonightSomeoneDies: In an author's note during ''Sapphire'', the author rather casually mentioned that a main character would die in ''Reloaded''. Now that ''Reloaded'' has been put up, we just have to wait and see who.
* TownGirls: The three main female members of the MSEA. Aphrodite is the femme one, Charlie is the butch one, and October is the neutral one.
* TriggerHappy: Charlie
* VerbalBusinessCard: Courtesy of Charlie.
* VillainEpisode: Chapter 11 of ''Sapphire'' focuses solely on [[spoiler:Missy, [[BigBad the Anonymous]], and their efforts to get other bad fanfic writers to band together.]]
* VolleyingInsults: Jenny and Missy in Chapter 14 of ''Sapphire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: A BFG for Charlie, magic for Aphrodite.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Missy.]]
** Arguably, the MSEA as whole.
* WhamLine: Chapter 9 of ''Sapphire'':
-->'''Gigi:''' [[spoiler:Something's happened. The HQ caught on fire. Only one out of six people made it out.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: {{Deconstructed}} with the MSEA's attitude towards Sues, which are sentient beings. Hermione at one point says killing a Sue is basically like killing a rat, to which [[spoiler:Missy]] replies, "Is there really much difference between a human and a rat?" Indeed, many Suethors seem to feel the MSEA's killing of their Sues is cruel and unjust.
* WorldOfSnark
* YouCanPanicNow
* YouCantHandleTheParody: Between Missy and October in ''Sapphire.'' Takes it even further by having [[spoiler:Missy launch into a MotiveRant that's a clear homage to Film/AFewGoodMen.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Aphrodite's electric blue hair
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