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->''"If it makes you feel any better, Creator/WilliamShatner went on to co-write a series of ''Star Trek'' novels in which Kirk survived and goes on adventures with [=McCoy=] and Scotty, but the 'Shatnerverse' is not even close to canon even in the [[ExpandedUniverse extended universe]] of ''Star Trek''. And honestly, reading the Shaterverse will sort of make you wish they had stopped with the bridge."''
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''' [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-7660-10-most-implausible-unpleasant-infuriating-ways-sci-fi-shows-kill-off-main-characters/ on]] the [[Film/StarTrekGenerations death of Captain Kirk]]

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Sometimes the fans think that ThePowersThatBe screwed it. Maybe they've [[TheChrisCarterEffect wasted the storyline]], or they went for [[ClicheStorm the obvious]] when a [[BetterThanCanon better solution]] should have been favoured. Maybe they've [[{{Shipping}} paired the wrong couple]] together, or they've [[CharacterDerailment derailed the character]] or they don't even understand who the [[DracoInLeatherPants true hero]] of the story should be. Or, even worse, [[DroppedABridgeOnHim they've killed]] the most important character.

Whatever the reason, some fans are dissatisfied and they won't be content to complain about it. They're going to address it, in a {{fanfic}}. In short, an AU with an agenda rather than as an intellectual exercise.

Fix Fics come in two varieties. Either they can be an AlternateUniverseFic that ignores the [[FanonDiscontinuity unwanted elements]] and replace them with something better. Or they can be an elaborate explanation in story form that [[FanWank gives a whole new spin]] to the latest episode/chapter/volume.

The motivations for writing these can vary greatly, along with the perceived justification -- they may want to "correct" something [[MisaimedFandom that went just fine]], or want to offer an alternative to something incredibly stupid. If the writer is lucky, the trend may be popular enough [[AcceptableBreaksFromCanon the fans don't mind at this point]].

Some Fix Fics use a PeggySue to get the ball rolling. Others bring in a FixerSue.

Usually a side effect of DieForOurShip or HesJustHiding.

Compare {{Retcon}}, the {{Canon}} version of a Fix Fic. If different writers in the same franchise try to impose their view of canon on each other by force, see ArmedWithCanon. In very rare cases, may lead to AscendedFanon. Contrast DeconstructionFic.

Not to be confused with a ''fixup,'' which is a novel composed of older and/or unpublished short pieces of fiction, often tied together with some sort of FramingDevice. For that, see PatchworkStory, or this [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix-up nice discussion]] on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}.
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* The ending of the first season of the ''Manga/BlackButler'' anime. Although it ''technically'' ends with an ambiguous FadeToBlack, it's more than a little obvious what's about to happen. Fans have other ideas and love to share them in fic form.
** Of course, now that there's the second season, and seeing how ''that'' ended, it looks like the writers may have been reading fanfic themselves.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fic is general rather darker than its canon, mostly due to the prevalence of [[DisneyDeath disney deaths]] (unless you're in a backstory). Notable examples of fanworks with a far darker premise are abundant. YMMV on weather this qualifies as a Fix Fic, though.
** ''FanFic/{{Downfall}}'' is an example of a fic that starts out much lighter than canon -- several characters that were dead in backstories are alive [[spoiler: -- only to start killing off several others in heartrending ways. Also, Unohana makes a great villain.]] Somehow, it still manages to feel like a fix fic.
* Several ''[[BloodPlus Blood+]]'' stories fix Diva [[spoiler:killing Riku]]. Whether it be changing her mind of [[spoiler:"having him for herself forever" (read: killing him) by abducting him]] or [[spoiler:Riku being able to fight her off by the transformation properties of chevalier finally manifesting]], it fixes that bit.
* It's literally impossible to go to the ''TheCatReturns'' section of FFN and not find a Fix Fic within the first thirty seconds where Haru stays in or goes back to the Cat Kingdom and marries Baron.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch's [[DiabolusExMachina unfortunate choice of words]] to [[spoiler:Euphemia]]. Just changing the words of that one line has unleashed dozens of alt. verse stories, with the possibilities being ''endless''. "Give me all the power and authority you possess", "Publicly announce that TheEmpire indeed sucks", "Make out with [[spoiler:[[YuriFan Cornelia]]]], "[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Do the Macarena]]". The list goes on and on...
** Or you could prevent the tragedies [[spoiler:(aforementioned DiabolusExMachina to Euphemia, Rolo's murder of Shirley, the FLEIJA blast, the betrayal of the Black Knights, etc.)]] that led to [[spoiler:Zero Requiem]], or should [[spoiler:Zero Requiem]] come to pass, you could have Lelouch [[spoiler:survive and plan to take down [[KarmaHoudini Ougi and Villetta]]]] or [[spoiler:in death, become [[DeathActivatedSuperpower FAR MORE POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS THAN EVER BEFORE]] or [[PeggySue send him back to when he first obtained his Geass with all his memories in tact]].]] Much more possibilities exist.
*** Notable in that the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series has even tossed its hat into the ring, as it has done with so many other series: Should you fulfill a number of [[GuideDangIt unlisted prerequisites]] or play a NewGamePlus, you can prevent the Black Knight's betrayal and thus the entire Zero Requiem.
* Many if not most ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'' fanfics are of the "what if [[TooCoolToLive Teresa]] hadn't died?" [[spoiler: Turns out Teresa is NotQuiteDead in the canon story... ]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a growing number of these. It seems that the most common fix is undoing or preventing [[spoiler: L's death]]. Another variation is having [[spoiler: Light win or live at the end.]]
** Even [[TheMovie the live action movie]] changes the ending, incorporating one of the more common fan suggestions.
** The typical ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic: [[EveryoneIsGay L and Light are dating and so are Mello and Matt (or Mello and Near)]]; TheyFightCrime and [[TrueCompanions get along]] [[BadassCrew very well together]] despite Light being a (possibly reformed) [[AGodAmI megalomaniacal]] SerialKillerKiller and Mello (potentially) being a [[TheMafia mafia]] crime boss.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'', being such a big franchise, has entire ''genres'' of fix fic, and it's all too easy since the series has a canonical ResetButton.
** First, you have resurrections of whatever villains the author happened to like. Raditz ''probably'' takes the lead here, Zarbon's also a semi-popular target.
*** Nappa has started getting this as well, primarly due to his portrayal in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''
*** It's worth noting that one of the DBZ ''games'' has something of a fix, where Raditz was beaten by Picollo when he showed up and had a HeelFaceTurn which lead to him being a good guy. He later sacrifices himself to stop Vegeta and Nappa. Zarbon also has a What-If scenario dedicated to him.
** Then there's craptons of "Planet Vegeta was never really destroyed/gets revived" fics. Admittedly these are loads of fun to write.
** And then you have the [[RevengeFic Revenge Fic]]s. Typically revealing [[RonTheDeathEater Yamcha is Evil/selfish/a glory hog/beats Bulma]], or something else out of character. Here is [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9573702/18/A-second-chance one such example]]. Or for those who are more into DieForOurShip, Goku killing Chi-Chi or changing her from an overbearing {{Tsundere}} into a [[AxeCrazy murdering Psycho-bitch]] is always an option, so that he can have a "real" relationship with your oh-so-virtuous RelationshipSue instead.
** Another common theme is Vegeta becoming the hero at Goku's expense. Sometimes Goku will [[CharacterDerailment simply stop training]] or [[FaceHeelTurn become evil]],or he'll be revealed as [[RonTheDeathEater always being evil]], either way gives Vegeta a chance to be in the spot light.
** The fandom has also produced [[HalfHumanHybrid Gohan]] fics on the premise that "Gohan trained after the Cell Saga, and subsequently killed Buu." Most of these end up with Gohan being a MarySue.
* If you're reading a fanfic based off [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' that takes place after TheMovie, you can almost guarantee it's a "Edward and [[spoiler:Alphonse]] figure out how to get back to their world" fic - with the occasional variation of "[[ChildhoodFriendRomance Winry]] or [[HoYay Roy]] or [insert preferred love interest here] goes to our world" instead.
** A lot of fics based on the manga/''Brotherhood'' continuity will have it so Ed doesn't [[BroughtDownToNormal lose his alchemy]] at the end. And obviously, people who prefer Ed and/or Winry with other people will often write fics eliminating their OfficialCouple status.
** And ''both'' versions have tons of fics where [[SacrificialLion Hughes's]] death never happened.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' fanfics tend to have some version of this.
** The most common one is having Zeon win the One Year War, thus preventing the rise of the Titans and all the subsequent wars in the Universal Century. ''Zeonquest'' is arguably a deconstruction of this, as more often than not, things have gotten worse.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' fans like Lockon [[spoiler: the first]] to be alive in their fics...
** Rewriting ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' is also very common.
** Some Zeta Gundam fans tend to write stories where Four survives and joins the AEUG.
* Many ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' fics leave [[spoiler:Alucard and Walter quite alive in the aftermath of the invasion, sometimes Pip too.]] If Millennium is not ignored, they're defeated with relatively less horrific losses, with even Iscariot's membership surviving the ordeal.
* There's a bunch of ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' fics that have [[EnsembleDarkhorse Misuzu and Toshimi]] SparedByTheAdaptation and join Takashi's survival party.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Seeing as KenAkamatsu decided to [[spoiler:offer NoRomanticResolution with regard to Negi's love life]] (most likely to avoid incurring fan wrath from those disappointed he didn't [[spoiler: end up with their preferred ship]]) epilogue and sequel fics in which the writer's [[spoiler:[[FanPreferredCouple preferred pairing]] ]] became reality were inevitable.
* Let's say you decide to read some ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfiction. Wait, didn't that guy die in the manga? When did Sasuke come back, and why is he dating Sakura? Did Naruto just give up on winning Sakura's heart for an unexplained reason? That doesn't sound right. And was Hinata ever this bold? What just happened to the world you knew? Some audacious fan doesn't like Kishimoto's plot and believes that they can do better.
** One of the most common alterations is changing the makeup of Naruto's team, which results in many subsequent changes, such as the group dynamics (the group often gets along better without clashing personalities or a [[TriangRelations Type 5 love triangle]]), and even the course of the story. This often happens when the author wants to ship with Naruto with a character outside Team 7, and replaces Sakura and/or Sasuke to do so.
** Or alternately, they replace Naruto, putting on him on a different team altogether.
** Many fics have pointed out the seemingly ridiculous usefulness of the Shadow Clone learning technique and Naruto subsequently [[TookALevelInBadass takes multiple levels in badass]].
** Since the nature of the Tailed Beasts was rather ambiguous during Naruto: Part I, many fics simplify matters by making them conform to ''InuYasha'' demon standards. Now that we know of their origins and most of the questions are answered, this has decreased, although that unsatisfied minority simply use FanonDiscontinuity and ignore said revelation - which, granted, is not unheard of for the fandom to begin with.
* Any ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' FanFic that affects the overall plot will fix ''something'' horrible that happened to the characters. Accordingly, Eva fix fics tend to be either [[SoBadItsGood hilariously bad]] or CrazyAwesome (and, sometimes, both).
** Another specific example is ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', where the changes begin with Shinji discovering a case with some ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' sourcebooks and miniatures early in his childhood. The [[ForWantOfANail butterfly effect]] takes hold with the result that every change following flows mostly logically from the previous changes, until you're halfway through the whole thing and Shinji is holding a nuclear explosion '''in his hand''', and you wonder how the heck you ended up there.
*** Its "sister" series ''FanFic/ThousandShinji'' has a more direct connection with the 41st Milennium, with Shiji meeting and training under a ''Thousand Sons Chaos Sorcerer'' as a child. The story fixes a few things, only to later come back and break them in new and interesting (and often ''horrifying'') ways.
** ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'' keeps Yui Ikari and Kyoko Sohryu alive through the series, which in turn manages to make Shinji reasonably well adjusted, turns Asuka into the [[TheWoobie woobie]], and turns Rei into...[[CrazyAwesome Rei.]]
** ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' has succesfully turned the original series into a complete {{Reconstruction}} of what it deconstructed. So far we have [[NoodleIncident Landshark killing]] Shinji, MadScientist!Ritsuko, Gundams piloted by [[spoiler: Pen-Pen]], and a {{Grappling Hook|Pistol}}!Gendo. It's as awesome as it sounds.
* Many ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' fanfics for Fakir/Ahiru [[spoiler:turn Ahiru back into a human]] to reverse the StarCrossedLovers BittersweetEnding they get in canon. Another common option is to have [[spoiler:Fakir turn himself into a duck.]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'''s concept is that the life of a Magical Girl is very tragic and that it doesn't have a truly happy ending. As you can probably guess from that concept, a lot of fanfics are dedicated to saving ''someone'' from death. It doesn't quite help that one of the main characters [[spoiler:is looping time over and over to save the titular character for an unknown amount of times]], which simply added fuel to the fire.
** ''FanFic/MagicaMadokaVeneficusPuella'' arguably ''plays'' with this trope. While the characters are now capable of finally getting their happy endings, the fights that take place cause collateral damage on par with your average war. Add to the fact that [[spoiler:a potential [[ApocalypseHow class X-4 apocalypse]] is heading over the horizon]] and you have yourselves a problem.
** ''Fanfic/AHero'', another ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fanfic, is a subversion. On one hand, it adds [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]] [[SociopathicHero Sec]] to help fix things. On the other, it also adds the rest of the Whoverse to screw things up even ''more''.
** ''FanFic/AsTimeDivergesTheMitakiharaCase'' adds a [[Manga/DeathNote quirky yet genius detective and equally smart grad student]] to the mix, and while L catches onto what the antagonist is planning right away, but this soon gets subverted as the events still play out, and soon get worse as [[spoiler:Light {{face heel turn}}s and kills Kyouko]]. It gets double subverted though, as [[spoiler:L goes back in time and fixes much of the problems that belied their first loop... Though it gets ''triple'' subverted when L decides to kill Kyousuke and have Sayaka become a Witch... Would you believe this is ''quadruple'' subverted, since this was L's [[BatmanGambit plan]] to invoke the DeconReconSwitch]]?
** After the end of the series, roughly seven hundred thousand stories or doujins were written where [[spoiler: [[StarCrossedLovers Homura and Madoka]] find a way to meet again. Bringing Sayaka with her is optional.]]
*** After the release of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', viewers have [[spoiler: observed that the ending almost seems to [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruct]] these types of fics. On the other hand, given the [[BrokenBase more contentous nature]] of the movie's ending, more Fix Fics can be expected in the future.]]
**** [[spoiler: ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' is pretty Homuras own Fix Fic.]]
* Pick a ''[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]]'' fanfic, any ''Ranma'' fanfic. Any one of them that isn't set ''after'' continuity will attempt to fix one of four problems: Ranma being cursed, Ranma being engaged to Akane Tendo (or their relationship getting off to such a rocky start), Ranma being a JerkAss, and Ranma being raised by Genma. Ranma might still be a cursed JerkAss who has NoSocialSkills, but he'll invariably wind up stuck with a suddenly-caring Nabiki or Kasumi. Or someone else raised him, he's still cursed and engaged to Akane, and still a JerkAss. Or suddenly he's not cursed, and he's a jerk raised by Genma, but it's okay that he's engaged to Akane now because she's not pissed he turns into a girl! Seriously. It's ''always'' one of those four. The method by which this happens might change. It might be time travel, changing the curse, derailing Kasumi and/or Nabiki into ''wanting'' the pigtailed wonder, but if it travels the canon road, one of those four issues will quickly become noticeable.
** There are some that focus on "merely" shrinking down the LoveDodecahedron. These are split between the ones that consider the Harem members removed as problems or operate on the assumption that They Can Do So Much Better.
** Let's not forget the "Ranma decides to stay a girl forever/some period of time, which magically fixes everything" subgenre.
** Mike Rhea is infamous for his series of FixFics where Ranma marries Ukyou and lives happily ever after in Kyoto with his curse cured, while Akane settles as one of Ryouga's two concubines.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' {{Fix Fic}}s used to frequently feature ways to explain why Haruka and Michiru weren't ''really'' gay. Some settled for {{Fixer Sue}}s, others would twist the canon around to make Haruka turn into (or always have been) a boy. Still others would just pretend they weren't gay at all and change their relationship to merely being close friends or relatives (and this was before the dub did it for them). Other {{Fix Fic}}s, conversely, focused on getting rid of [[DieForOurShip Mamoru]] and pairing Usagi up with other characters, usually through severe CharacterDerailment of either of them (e.g. Mamoru as an abusive psychopath, Usagi really being in love with Seiya... or even Haruka!). Others just thought he got off too easy post-breakup in ''R'' and devised further punishments for him to suffer through.
** Generally, Seiya and Rei are the two characters most often switched out for Mamoru in fix-it fics. These fics are almost exclusively based on the anime, since manga Mamoru wasn't such a jerk and Seiya's crush was severely smaller in the manga.
** Also, Nephrite comes back from the dead a lot, to Naru's joy. Umino gets stiffed. Sometimes they take pity on him and simply have Nephrite come back from the dead but accept that Naru moved on.
** Oh, oh! Don't forget "[[AmericansHateTingle ChibiUsa]] doesn't exist" fics! Either some twist of fate makes Usagi have a different child (who fits the author's appeal better) or [=ChibiUsa=] is just removed, with no regards to the fact that she's vitally important to three seasons. Sometimes [=ChibiUsa=] is killed off so she can still save the world with Usagi, but isn't around to annoy the author.
* The same thing happens in the ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' fandom - it sometimes feels as if every third ''Escaflowne'' fanfic written [[{{Retcon}} retcons]] the ending to push Hitomi back into Van's arms regardless of whether or not it makes the slightest bit of sense.
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' fanfiction mostly ignores everything after the end of the first anime season. Given what happens next, this isn't entirely surprising. More deliberate examples can be seen in the sheer number of fanfics out there where Aya [[spoiler:cures Youji's amnesia and 'saves' him from the horrible fate of [[HetIsEw marriage to a girl]] through the PowerOfLove]].
* The most common sort of fics for ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' Seishirou and Subaru seems to try to find a way for Seishirou to not die/not be a bastard.
* Practically every ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fanfic set after the GrandFinale will bring Atemu back from the afterlife or have the Ceremonial Duel between him and Yugi proceed differently. This becomes a virtual guarantee if the fanfic writer ships [[SlashFic Atemu/Yugi]]. And that's not counting the number of fics that bring ''all'' the Yamis back and give them their own bodies with little explanation...
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' delves into this territory by fixing the {{Flanderization}} of the characters in ''Anime/Sonic X'', especially in the rewrite. Knuckles is not a hot-headed idiot, but an honorable warrior with strong moral standards and surprising tactical knowhow. Amy isn't a {{Yandere}} {{Jerkass}}, but a compassionate and friendly girl who bravely defends the people she cares about. Chris isn't a whiny brat, but a {{Badass}} who uses his eighteen year-old smarts to great effect. And although Sonic is still TheAce and a bumbling IdiotHero, the story puts his generous and heroic nature in the forefront.

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* Creator/CoriFalls' works are an example of Fix Fic GoneHorriblyWrong. While technically she's a good writer, her idea of a "fix" was distorting the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' world so that [[CharacterDerailment Team Rocket were the "true" heroes and Ash was an unfeeling monster who existed only to make an ass of himself and cause problems for everyone]].
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has an odd example in ''Fanfic/GameTheory''. [[ForWantOfANail The basic premise is that]] [[AbusiveParents Precia]], [[ManipulativeBastard while still cold and manipulative]], [[PragmaticVillainy is not openly cruel to Fate]]. While this does not necessarily sound like a FixFic, it quickly becomes clear that part of the story's agenda is to [[AdaptationExpansion fill in some rather large holes in the canon setting]]--it provides explanations for (and dwells upon the consequences of) concepts the original show basically {{Hand Wave}}d, such as familiars, Dimensional Space, and Yuuno's shapeshifting, as well as elaborating on just what the heck was going on with Al-Hazard (called Alhazred in the story) and Ancient Belka. The end result is something quite a bit more complex and sci-fi-feeling than the source material.
** ''FanFic/OfTheStars'' by the same author does something similar with ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', except it aims for ScienceFantasy rather than Magitek and is a straight up [[TheRemake remake]] rather than a divergence.
* One of the best-known examples is ''FanFic/TheHillOfSwords'' by Gabriel Blessing, which does this for ''[[LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima The Familiar Of Zero]]''. The original series is frequently criticized as being [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot a waste of a good plot]] which is ruined by fanservice and harem antics (the anime especially) and an excessively abusive relationship between a tsundere with a hair-trigger temper and an idiot of a male lead [[TooDumbToLive who doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut]] around her. Gabe's solution? Replace Saito with [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou Emiya]], and watch in awe as the BelligerentSexualTension vanishes, the harem dynamics disappear [[RuleOfFunny almost]] entirely, and Louise is RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and develops into a character who is not only ''likable'' but ''admirable''. While it has its share of flaws, it proved successful enough to spawn [[FollowTheLeader a massive following]] of fics with similar "Replace Saito with _____" premises.
** He later does the same thing with ''{{Sekirei}}'' ''with Fanfic/InFlight''. With [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] having the experience of partipating in another secret tournament, he's much more competent, serious, and prepared than [[{{Sekirei}} Minato]], the story is much different than Sekirei. It also made the [[Main/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming reunion of Kusano and Shiina]] happen much earlier, made Akitsu [[Main/ThrowTheDogABone an official Sekirei]], and saved Chiho before Uzume's Main/Canon [[KilledOffForReal Death]]. Also, with how the story's progressing, it has pretty much lessen the chance of Shirou becoming Archer. With more action and badessry (courtesy of [[{{Badass}} Shirou]]), it won't be going too far if one says it's [[Main/BetterThanCanon better than the original]]. It seems it will end in a [[Main/NotHisSled different way than the original]].
* ''[[Fanfic/ToAruverseRewriteProject In Memoriam]]'' does this for ''ToAruMajutsuNoIndex'', essentially reconstructing the setting and the characters from the ground up.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8514012/2/Keena-the-Defendants-of-Constan-Magic-Academy Keena & the Defendants of Constan Magic Academy]]'' is a Fix Fic of IchibanUshiroNoDaiMaou, focusing more on Keena Soga as she TakesALevelInBadass and then forms a BadassCrew as a result. Interestingly, the fic has Akudo, Junko, Kurone and Fujiko PutOnABus, likely to focus on this group more. Bosnus points also go to the main villain, who is Eiko, who fans of the anime series felt was a better build-up villain than Boichiro.
** Chapter 8 crosses the fic with Loups=Garous thanks to an AlternateUniverse portal, so it's now turned to two Fix Fics in one-
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7330418/1/My_Life_Cant_Lose_Its_Normality My Life Can't Lose Its Normality]]'', an ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai fic with the premise that [[ExtremeDoormat Kyousuke]] is cool. He goes from someone who just does whatever his sister says into a ChickMagnet of a martial-arts master [[spoiler: who leads a vigilante group [[BadAssCrew more effective than most military forces]].]]
* ''FanFic/TheTrainerFromAFarAwayLand'' acts as a Fix Fic for the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime, for people frustrated with Ash's NotAllowedToGrowUp status and {{Flanderization}} into an IdiotHero. While most Fix Fic make Ash/Satoshi into a badass uber-genius, this fic maintains Ash/Satoshi's childishness and thoughtlessness but has Satoshi learn from his past experiences. He grew as a person along with growing older with his [[KiAttacks Aura]] powers from the [[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew eighth movie]] not being forgotten. Unfortunately, he is OutOfFocus, and it's a DeadFic besides -- the author actually wrote it because N had not yet appeared in the anime at that time, despite being a major character of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Thus, he stopped updating once N actually made his anime debut.
** Although the above has only three chapters and is unlikely to be updated anytime soon, fans can still be entertained by two other, extremely well-written, Fix Fics -- ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'', and the FanFic/ANewChanceSeries. Both of them make Ash not be an IdiotHero, but in different ways: the former is a PeggySue fic, thus providing a logical explanation for this, and for the AdaptationalBadass status of every single character, whereas the latter simply diverges from canon after the fifth movie, by giving Ash a legendary Pokémon in a way that actually makes sense, and uses this to have him mature as a trainer in a believable manner.
* The DigimonAdventure fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/84916/1/Angel-Hearts Angel Hearts]]'' fixes the events of [[TearJerker Wizardmon's Gift]] - namely, it turns out that [[spoiler: Wizardmon was saved by Gennai, and is still alive]].
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* ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' have become a magnet for {{Remix Comic}}s and Fix Fic of this sort, thanks to their endemic research failures. Most of them completely change the worldview espoused by the comic, but there are some exceptions: Morrakiu's DramaticReading of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmyNyVVWlbo this tract]] is just as anti-communist as the original, but is far more intelligent about it.
* FixFic of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', which usually involves MJ and Peter kicking Mephisto's ass and/or a guest appearance by Doctor Strange/The Avengers.
* The return of Hal Jordan as GreenLantern was much the same, using elements from more than one fic written by outraged GL fans after the Parallax arc [[spoiler:and the (temporary) destruction of the Corps]].
* The New 52 reboot has many fans trying to find a way to go back to the old continuity. Fics range from It's a hallucination caused by a villain to Donna Troy refusing to be erased from existence again and returning to dismantle the universe.
* Superhero comics fandom has a fix fic for any minor change in character or plot that you didn't like in the last decade, but an unusually large number popped up after the death of Stephanie "The Spoiler" Brown either reviving or vindicating her. The fact that Chuck Dixon seemed to take a leaf -- if not his entire plot and most of the angst -- from the fanficcer's books when he brought her back a few years later didn't help matters much.
** Damian Wayne's death in the New 52 has spawned quite a few. Usually involving the use of a Lazarus Pit, for obvious reasons.
* With [[Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan both]] [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan versions]] of Peter Parker now dead, there's naturally a lot of this floating about. In Ultimate's case, these mostly consist of Peter returning to life and taking the name Ben Reilly, since his replacement, Miles Morales, is almost universally loved. And in the case of 616, beating the crap out [[spoiler: Otto Octavius]], who is a more controversial replacement Spider-Man.

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* Chris Dee's ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/22266/ Cat Tales]]'' series Fix Fics every piece of CharacterDerailment and bad {{Retcon}} inflicted on ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' in the past thirty or so years of comics -- the {{Wangst}}-filled past as a ghetto prostitute, the string of {{Squick}}y non-Bat love interests and the infamous goggle-wearing costume change are cleanly slate-wiped as the [[WeeklyWorldNews machinations of a low-brow tabloid]], to which the real Catwoman responds in a... unique... way. The series has evolved into an AlternateUniverseFic with over 50 stories.
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' revisits Papa Smurf's infatuation with Smurfette from "Romeo And Smurfette" (both from the comic books and the cartoon show) and puts the issue entirely to rest by Smurfette telling him that she could never love him the same way that she would the other Smurfs. Of course, an alternate timeline tale has her confess her love for Papa Smurf, leading to a MayDecemberRomance that eventually has most of the entire village revolting against it.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6470827/1/Not_a_Typical_Civil_War Not a Typical Civil War]]'' is not just a fix fic about Marvel's Civil War, it actually has instructions by the author on how to fix stories every chapter. According to him, he does little fix fics in his mind all the time, and this is just one of them he's decided to write.
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* Barely a week after Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' movie came out in 2010, Fanfiction.Net was flooded (''thirty'' fanfics in the new section and at least that many more in the general ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' section) with fan authors who [[spoiler: either have Alice stay in Wonderland with the Hatter, or have him go to her]].
* Fix-fics of ''Film/TheAvengers'' where [[spoiler: Coulson doesn't actually die and was actually just in a coma, because Fury tricked the Avengers into thinking he died to give them a "push"]] are so common that if you didn't watch the movie, you'd think it was canon -- hell, fics where he actually ''is'' dead as per the events of the movie are a rarity, and even then he is often brought back to life with [[ComicBookDeath comic book style shenanigans]]. The fact that the audience [[NeverFoundTheBody never actually sees the paramedics call the time of death]], that the events of the movie (specifically, [[spoiler: the revelation that Fury dipped Coulson's Captain America trading cards in blood offscreen and showed them to Cap as to make his death hit them all the harder]]) actually hint that the former explanation could very well be canon, and that the actor has signed up for several more movies with Marvel, make this trend far more plausible than most of the examples on this page. [[spoiler: Now that Coulson is starring in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', those writers who bring him back to life or have him alive in their fics can do whatever they want.]]
* Many, if not most, ''BrokebackMountain'' fics undo Jack's death and give him and Ennis a happy ending.
* Unsurprisingly many a ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' fanfic involves the prank never happening.
* ''JohnTuckerMustDie'' fanfiction may result in Kate either staying with, or getting back with John instead of the possible relationship with Scott the ending suggests.
* ''OnceUponATimeInMexico'' fandom features far too many fics involving Sands [[spoiler:magically getting his sight back. Or to be more specific, his actual ''eyes.'']]
* Several ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' fanfics involve Dr. Frank N Furter being brought back to life or are simply AU fanfics in which he doesn't die in the first place.
* More than a few pieces of ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' fanfiction bring back, in addition to Sidney, Gale and Dewey, [[spoiler: Kirby from ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', who like Agent Coulson above is never actually officially confirmed as gone in the movie. And in most cases she does not get KilledOffForReal by the end.]]
* Out of the 900 or so fanfics for Film/TheSocialNetwork, approximately 85% are fix-it fics for Mark and Eduardo. Just check out the [[http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Social%20Network%20(2010)/works ao3 page]].
* SlashFic fans of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film who support Kirk/Spock tend to have Uhura a) end her relationship with Spock on amicable terms b) get dumped by Spock c) run off with Bones, Scotty, Chekov...any one else with a penis... or d) get eaten by the Gorn. It's starting to get a bit ridiculous.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' Fix Fic that's actually fanfiction is practically a genre unto itself. A number of fix fics purport to do a better job of making the prequel trilogy justifiably fit into continuity better than George did himself: ''[[http://darthside.blogspot.com/ The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster]],'' a story presented essentially as Darth Vader's personal journal during the events of the original trilogy (making a number of references to the prequels) and the short, almost essay-length ''[[http://km-515.livejournal.com/746.html A New Sith or Revenge of the Hope: Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III]].''
** After TheThrawnTrilogy came out, and books following that were...less well regarded, fanficcers developed a mini-genre of "Zahn fixes," such as "How TimothyZahn Could Fix This Mess," versions [[http://www.clubjade.net/fanfic/howzahn1.html One]] and [[http://www.clubjade.net/fanfic/howzahn2.html Two]]. It's still going post-NewJediOrder, with [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/695806/1/How-Zahn-Could-Fix-This-Mess-II How Zahn Could Fix This Mess II]]. The general theme seems to be shunting everything into an AlternateUniverse or [[AllJustADream bad dream]].
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4259199/1/Sidereal Sidereal]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4286500/1/Tyranny_Reborn Tyranny Reborn]]'' are Fix Fics where the author explicitly states that they are AU according to how he wanted the franchise to go and specifically named ''Dark Empire,'' the ''Jedi Academy'' trilogy (which these stories are specifically to override), ''New Jedi Order, Dark Nest,'' and ''Legacy of the Force'' as what he was avoiding. (''Sidereal'' begins five weeks after the end of TheThrawnTrilogy.) [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2434632/1/Out_of_the_Shadows This]] one from a different author is more of a straight AU, but has a specific point that it takes off from (right after ''The Truce at Bakura'') and goes in an intentionally far different direction from the profic. (In general both authors seem to reject the idea of Luke Skywalker, "tame Jedi.")
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5665753/1/Phantom_Menace_The_Unauthorized_Rewrite Phantom Menace: The Unauthorized Rewrite]]'' is the first in a series of three attempts by a fan to squash the prequel trilogy into a more palatable substance in novel form. Read: No [[AlienScrappy Jar-Jar]], no [[DoingInTheWizard Midi-Chlorians]], no 14-year-old elected Queens and no wee Anakin staring wide-eyed at anything and everything. It's pretty dark with a major focus on Dooku and pre-cyborg Grievous even in the first volume.
** ''Star Wars: Cerulean'' retcons the events of the ''Revenge of the Sith'' film: Bly disobeyed Order 66 and instead of killing Aayla Secura, he just [[HesJustHiding faked her death]]. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100324030831/http://seijimei.150m.com/Cerulean/Cerulean.html Part 1]], [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100325053715/http://seijimei.150m.com/Cerulean/CeruleanPrequel.html prequel]].
** ''Legacy of the Sith'' is a fanfic series that replaces the last two books of the ''NewJediOrder'' and continues on afterwards, with the premise being that Anakin Solo was ''not'' killed by the Yuuzhan Vong but rather captured and brainwashed, and has just managed to escape. It wraps up the ''NJO'' in a manner largely reminiscent of the canon (though with different characters filling different specific roles) and then goes in a wildly divergent course. It's ''awesome''.
** There was a short fic in Russian (a [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=121133 translation]] to English exists) about how the events of the Naboo occupation were distorted when the First Episode was made (due to HistoricalHeroUpgrade, RuleOfCool, and certain other things featured on this site). Instead of a pointless dispute over taxing a remote world, for example, you have a dispute over a very profitable drug trade, Watto was ready to accept dataries, but only in cash, and the Federation droids didn't shut down... actually, they defeated the Gungans right when the station blew up, and simply received no pursuit orders.
** After ''Revenge of the Sith'', there was a huge influx of fix fics resurecting Padme, usually revealing she faked her death to protect Luke and Leia and help with the resistance against Vader, who she usually still loves, unless it's an Obidala fic.
** Much of the fanfiction revolving around Padme becoming a Force ghost just to [[TogetherInDeath reunite with Anakin]] can be seen as this, given the [[DeathOfTheAuthor belief]] by Creator/GeorgeLucas and the EU that there is [[CessationOfExistence no afterlife or higher plane]] for anyone in Star Wars save for Jedi very potent in the Force (and some Sith spirits as well).
* ''Film/SuckerPunch''[='=]s fanfics have Babydoll surviving the lobotomy with memories, or avoiding it altogether. There are also a few with Rocket surviving being stabbed (which is understandable since it was never shown where she was stabbed and may not have been a fatal injury)
* Already there are a vast number of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' fics where what is commonly referred to as 'the divorce' never happened, and Erik and Charles lived happily ever after. Many of these also retcon Charles into not having been paralysed. The fandom literally calls them Fix-Its and they can range from just reworking the beach scene so that the divorce never happens, to developing a completely alternate timeline that come about through what-if? situations.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' fan fiction has a good number of stories that have [[spoiler: the characters that died being revived in one way or another.]]
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* In the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series, quite a few Fix Fics involve a complete rewriting of the final part wherein [[spoiler:Rachel and Tom don't die and Jake and the rest magically recover from their traumas during the war.]] Of course, this kind of misses the point that K.A. Applegate was trying make in writing the series, namely that WarIsHell and many soldiers [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand are damaged beyond repair even after the war is done]].
** There are also a few fics where Elfangor didn't die after the crash and was able to lead the Animorphs. ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5847959/1/Elfangors_Folly Elfangor's Folly]]'' is a particularly well-written example.
* Much of the ''BridgeToTerabithia'' fixfics have [[spoiler:Leslie not dying, or as the fans call it, LDD, which stands for Leslie Didn't/Doesn't Die.]]
* An odd version in some fics for ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is to ignore the end of ''Changes'' and subsequently "Ghost Story". This may be less due to dislike of the events therein, [[spoiler: and more about the fact that ''Changes'' pretty much ''obliterated'' the Status Quo]], and/so it's hard to tell ''where'' the story is going to go after ''Ghost Story''.
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom seems to have made quite a fashion out of PeggySue fics in which someone [[TimeTravel goes back in time]] to undo events, mainly deaths, from the books which the author didn't like. This, by the way, [[TimeyWimeyBall violates the time travel rules used in the actual series]].
** Then there's the stories where Harry becomes [[GodModeSue "more intelligent".]] The most over-the-top example of this is probably ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', in which Harry mutates into a super-genius by having a professor for a stepfather, and several other characters ''also'' become vastly more intelligent because... [[AWizardDidIt they're wizards]]. Harry then uses his vast intellect to revolutionize magical research as a sort of wand-wielding MightyWhitey.
** The DistantFinale epilogue is either ignored or FanonDiscontinuity to many fans, mostly to get around the issue of their [[{{Shipping}} pet ships]] not sailing. This is made easier by JKR saying she regrets several of those cannon pairings, especially Hermione/Ron - but given that most fans don't seem to know that and that the other pairings are ignored just as easily, it's a wash.
*** There is at least one fic which states that Dumbledore slipped Harry and Ginny some potion to make them fall in love... and the epilogue is a delusion by Ginny, whom this potion brought to St. Mungos.
** The Severus Snape fans tend to write stories that either ignore ''Deathly Hallows'' entirely, or simply the epilogue.
** Let's not forget all the people {{Ret Con}}ning Sirius' death after ''Order of the Phoenix''.
** This happens a lot, especially after ''Deathly Hallows,'' where the story seems to mostly fit into canon but where Snape, Fred or some other popular character is just inexplicably alive. It's not even a traditional "here's how they lived" sort of thing, they're just alive because the author didn't want them to be dead.
** ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' actually has a Fix ''Chapter'' added by a hacker, in which Ebony dies and everything returns to how it was in canon...well, '''almost''' everything:
--->And, because the replacement author also likes to screw around with canon, Draco and Hermione fled the scene and got married.
** Pstibbons wrote a story titled The Writer, where Hermione travels to our world to find that Ginny had fled to our world and wrote the entire Harry Potter series under the name Creator/JKRowling. The entire purpose of this fic is nothing more than to [[FanonDiscontinuity establish an explanation on why the final two books are WRONG!]]
* These ones are also known in the ''HisDarkMaterials'' fandom, to [[spoiler:bring Lyra and Will back together.]]
* In the fandom for ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'':
** Many fics save characters who died in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. These stories often insert a {{fan character}}, who prevents the death by protecting or healing the victim. Then the pair feel the FlorenceNightingaleEffect and find love. Most of these Fix Fics rescue Boromir or Haldir (though Haldir only died in [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings the movies]]), but a few stories save minor characters such as Théodred, son of Théoden.
** ''Fanfic/TheLastRingbearer'', as stated by the author, originated as an exercise in trying to reconcile/explain ''The Lord of the Rings'' in the terms of a 'real' world (in his words, give it a "full exoneration"). Too bad he hasn't read ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.
** One fix for ''The Silmarillion'' is to ship Túrin with Finduilas, which would prevent the whole SurpriseIncest plot. Finduilas already loves Túrin, so the fix is if Túrin returns that love. ''FanFic/OfTurinAndFinduilas'' makes that fix.
* PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians has a staggering amount of these, almost all of them either regarding Luke and un-killing him, Thalia and her quitting the hunters in order to be able to be romantically involved, or Rachel Elizabeth Dare being able to date someone even though she too cannot become romantically involved.
* The ''{{Redwall}}'' series has quite a few Fix Fics dedicated to reviving Rose, Martin's love interest. Some try hard to keep it within {{Canon}} and provide a legitimate reason for her being OnlyMostlyDead. ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3817978 A Mask and a Song]]'' is an example of such a story.
* ''Hundreds'' of Fix Fics were written and circulated during the Great Hiatus of ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' stories, after Arthur Conan Doyle released "The Final Problem" in an attempt to dispose of a character he'd grown heartily sick of writing. Doyle's displeasure with the low quality of such fanfiction is thought to have contributed (along with MoneyDearBoy) to his reluctant resurrection of the character: if Holmes '''had''' to return, at least he'd do it himself and not leave the task in the hands of hack amateurs.
* A number of Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe's literary peers were troubled by the ending to his 1787 novel, ''Die Leiden des Jungen Werther'' (''The Sorrows of Young Werther'') and [[DrivenToSuicide the behavior that it was inspiring among many of its youthful fans]]. One of them, a man named Friedrich Nicolai, wrote a satirical alternate ending called ''Die Freuden des Jungen Werthers'' (''The Joys of Young Werther''), in which [[spoiler:Werther's attempt to kill himself is foiled by the husband of the woman he loved, who withdraws out of friendship and allows Werther to pursue her; he eventually marries her, sheds all of the "storm and strife" of his youth, and becomes a respected gentleman in society.]] Goethe hated this treatment of his work and wrote a poem in which Nicolai desecrates Werther's grave, starting a literary war between them that lasted the rest of [[strike: Goethe's]] Nicolai's life.
** Nicolai, who died in 1811, was one of the leading German literary critics of the Enlightenment, and belonged to an older literary generation. He was rather sceptical of the new movements like ''Sturm und Drang'' and Romanticism. ''Die Freuden des Jungen Werthers'' is therefore correctly described as a parody, and it is worth noting that Goethe not only was angry at Nicolai specifically, but was violently opposed to parodies in general. Nicolai meanwhile not only parodied Goethe, but also the folk songs that were then being eagerly collected by the early Romantics.
* From the [[InheritanceCycle Inheritance Cycle]], we have the 'A dance of Shadow and Light' series by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3779251/Ocadioan Ocadioan]], which seems to fall right into this trope with [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8100008/1/The-beginnings-of-the-Shadow The beginnings of the Shadow]], where Islanzadi gets to live and [[WillTheyOrWontThey Eragon and Arya's relationship troubles finally gets resolved]]. It is then ultimately subverted by the second story, [[ForWantOfANail where all the little changes done in the first story]] proves to bring [[DarkerAndEdgier quite horrible results for Alagaësia as a whole.]] [[spoiler: ''Especially'' for the protagonists.]] Oh, and did we mention that the male protagonist is ultimately revealed to be a [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Hero]] that is also [[TheUnfettered The Unfettered]] and a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastard]] to boot?
** Later stories only get ''worse'', ultimately making this a [[DarkFic Dark fic]], rather than a [[FixFic Fix fic]].

* A significant number of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fics have been written based on the premise of Bree Tanner not dying.
** As well as many ignoring or rewriting events from the final book so the [[DieForOurShip author's favorite pairing(s) can be together]].
** There is also ''FanFic/{{Luminosity}}'', which fixes ''Twilight'', period. Utilizing a simple WhatIf scenario where Bella was [[CharacterDerailment "derailed"]] into a more rational, thinking person turned much of the {{Hatedom}} of one of the most [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] modern literary works into fans. Many readers should be warned that reading this fic might make them sympathetic to the actual franchise.
* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' bookverse fics in which [[spoiler:Fiyero doesn't die]] are highly common among the [[PortmanteauCoupleName Fiyeraba]] [[{{Shipping}} shippers]]. In fact, [[spoiler:TheMusical]] is an example.
** Post-musical{{verse}} fics make sure [[spoiler:Fiyero is turned human again]] (often without explanation) as fast as possible.
** Similarly Gelphie (Glinda/Elphaba) shippers like to alter it so that Elphaba's [[spoiler:death at the end Wicked was faked]] or simply just have Elphaba not leave Glinda at the Emerald City. Glinda finding Elphaba is also a common fic.
* Many fans dissatisfied with Susan Pevensie's fate at the end of ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' have written continuation stories about her life after Narnia. C.S. Lewis himself encouraged this by saying that Susan's story was not finished yet.
* Fans of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' are frequently willing to fix all or at least part of the Red Wedding, usually to spare various characters. Other common themes seem to be [[ArcFatigue speeding up]] Daenerys' storyline, giving [[spoiler: Joffrey]] a different and more satisfying death, and having the dragons be more tame than they act in canon.

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* In 1610 at Spain, a time that favored {{Theatre}} above any other medium, Cervantes published an experimental novel full of bad writing, ({{Series Continuity Error}}s, {{Wacky Wayside Tribe}}s, {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s, and a ChuckCunninghamSyndrome) but that it was full of CrowningMomentOfFunny. [[ComedyGhetto Nobody took it seriously]] and Cervantes waited almost 10 years to wrote the continuation that his editor wanted (the book was a best seller). Enter perhaps the most famous (and less read) {{Continuation}} in all literature is ''"The second Volume of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha: by the Licenciado (doctorate) Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda, of Tordesillas"''. This book had only three editions and the only thing we knew about him was the angry answer Cervantes gave in the second part about some cruel teasing in the prologue and Sancho and Literature/DonQuixote claiming CharacterDerailment.. The original was never re-edited and in the next four hundred years nobody really read it, but all thought it was awful. [[MisBlamed Modern critics have read the original fanfic and found that the prologue was bitterly disrespectful of Cervantes, but the book showed the characters having adventures in the City and well written]]. As a matter of fact, Avellaneda did the most insulting work an author can get: a Fix Fic, to show Cervantes the right way to use their characters. [[{{Irony}} This means that the only guy who took Cervantes work seriously and acknowledged poetic relevance to Don Quixote and Sancho also thought that Cervantes didn’t do a good enough book]]. Cervantes was so mad at Avellaneda’s Fix Fic that he really took the next book as SeriousBusiness and made ''Literature/DonQuixote'' an EvenBetterSequel.
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'' qualifies toward the end. [[spoiler:At the time ''Pride and Prejudice'' was written, Lydia marrying George Wickham was the best possible ending for her, as otherwise she'd be seen as "tainted" and never be able to marry someone better. By moving the story to modern times, Diaries gets rid of that problem, and she splits up with George for good. Also, Bing isn't quite so EasilyForgiven for dumping Jane just because his friend told him to.]]
* [[http://exharpazo.blogspot.com/ Right Behind]], a community devoted to fixing and expanding LeftBehind.
* ''FanFic/TheStormDragons'' is a well-written fanfic series presenting the world of Literature/InheritanceCycle from the perspective of a family of Dragons, the titular storm dragons, and from Galbatorix. Turns the canon series on its head, and worth a read at least once.
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* ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'': Many fanfics change the DeathOfTheHypotenuse[=/=]MaybeEverAfter ending of the Noah/Luke/Reid love triangle. Rather, Reid doesn't die and Luke either stays with Reid or breaks up with him and gets back together with Noah. Some [[DieForOurShip even go as far as]] having Luke and Noah break up a lot sooner or not having them break up at all with Luke never getting involved with Reid.
* ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (the 1980s TV series) fans [[FandomSpecificPlot call a version of this "SND" -- "She Never Died"]]. They are, of course, referring to [[spoiler:Catherine's death at the end of Season 2]]. All subsequent canon is disregarded, except that [[spoiler:Gabriel may be dealt with, if he is considered to exist at all]]. If so, [[spoiler:Catherine usually gives up living Above and moves into the Tunnels for good, living HappilyEverAfter with Vincent and their child]]; if not, then the entire [[spoiler:Gabriel]] sub-plot is ignored, and possibly much of season 2, and the characters go on as they did in the earlier episodes, usually with [[spoiler:Catherine and Vincent sorting out their [[StarCrossedLovers star-crossed love]] and settling down together]].
* Very popular in ''Series/BlakesSeven'' fandom due to [[DysfunctionJunction most of the main characters' lives being screwed up in some way]]. Not to mention the BolivianArmyEnding.
* There are a pair of fixfics focused on fixfic-ing the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' by exploring the premise of Xander wearing an Obi-Wan Kenobi costume during the Halloween episode, not a soldier costume. Example: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1866354/1/Jedi_Harris Part 1]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2640672/1/The_Terran_Jedi Part 2]]. (Part 2 is a work in progress).
** There's a Buffyverse fixfic listed on the FanFicRecommendations page, ''[[http://parrot.moments-lost.org/earchive/viewstory.php?sid=3370 I Am What I Am]]'', wherein Xander wears a ''different'' Halloween costume, and ''really'' is able to fix everything. And when I say everything, I mean ''literally'' everything, because he has the memories of a 97-year-old Xander who remembers almost everything bad that happened to any of the Buffyverse characters.
** There are dozens of fanfics that fix the death of Tara Maclay.
*** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3460966/1/Difficult_to_Fight_Against_Anger Difficult to Fight Against Anger]] is a two-part alternate ending to season six, where Tara Maclay lives. It still manages to be DarkerAndEdgier, though, as Tara is instead raped by Warren Mears.
*** There are fics where Warren is killed or jailed long before he can shoot Tara.
*** There are fics where a helpful time traveler from the future saves Tara.
*** There are fics where a vengeance demon wish fixes things. (This doesn't make sense, since vengeance demon wishes always make things worse.)
*** There are crossovers with Highlander, in which Tara is an immortal, so the bullet wound doesn't kill her.
*** There are crossovers with Doctor Who, in which Tara is a Time Lord, so the bullet wound causes her to regenerate.
** There used to be a ''lot'' of shipping 'fics that were sort of fix-fics by default, because the author would rewrite the series based upon the notion that [[LesYay Buffy and Willow or Faith were a couple]] and go from there. The end result was usually a much happier show in one way or another.
** One fic changed some of the events of season 3, so that Wesley and Giles were in a relationship and Wesley tried to help Faith instead of having the council take her away; though he ''did'' ask them for help, they were a lot more civil about it. PlayedWith a bit, since it actually seemed like Faith would accept their help, but it was just an act and she ended up [[TheDragon working for]] Mayor Wilkins anyway. Although, Wesley actually chose to stay in Sunnydale instead of deciding to go back to England [[Series/{{Angel}} (and ending up in LA.)]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** A blog once rewrote the entire Colin Baker era in order to "correct" the influence of Eric Saward, whom the writers despised. Read what's been finished [[http://nigelverkoff.blogspot.com/2007/03/art-of-crime.html on this blog]].
** After the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday second season finale of the new series]], the internet was ''flooded'' with Fix Fics of [[spoiler:Rose escaping the AlternateUniverse in which she was trapped so she and the Doctor could return to making googoo eyes at each other]]. [[RunningTheAsylum Became canon]] with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd the fourth season finale]]. That same finale, however, spawned its own flood of Fix Fics with [[spoiler:Donna regaining her memories]].
** After [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], another kind of Fix Fic emerged which repaired both it and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]] in one fell swoop; when Ten regenerates, his mind/soul doesn't die. Instead it gets transferred into the body of 10.5, bringing 10 back to life and reuniting him with Rose.
* The number of ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' fics that retcon [[spoiler:Bennett's murder]] is particularly impressive.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has many stories that undo [[spoiler:Wash's death]] in the [[TheMovie Big Damn Movie]]. [[http://www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=14891 Here's]] one of them.
** Dyce's [[FanFicRecommendations "Horseshoe Nail"]] series fixes [[spoiler:both Book ''and'' Wash's deaths]] through the Butterfly Effect of Jayne becoming closer to River. Somehow it ''works''.
** There's also ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', which also undoes [[spoiler:Wash and Book's deaths]], though in a much more straightforward {{Retcon}}.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'' ended with the apparent death or imminent death of most of the principal characters. Because of the fade-to-black ambiguity of the last scene of the series finale, fan writers can often contrive ways to let the supposedly dead characters survive. Another option for "Virtual Fourth Seasons" is to continue the series as if the last two episodes didn't happen.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}:'' ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' is a DeconstructionFic of the Kurt/Blaine relationship involving liberal amounts of {{Cerebus Retcon}}s, {{Backstory}}, and ''FridgeHorror'' for Blaine -- which turns him from a RelationshipSue into a severely damaged person who [[TheWoobie desperately needs a hug]]. The author mentions that if the writers had given Blaine less songs and more writing, his characterization could have been similar.
** ''Fanfic/GleeTheVirtualSeasonFour'', from the same fandom, is written as a backlash to [[JumpingTheShark season three]] and takes some elements of the real season four while repairing some of the things it and preceding seasons did. For example, the mass ship sinking of "The Breakup" is averted; the characters still have their problems with separation and loneliness, but deal with it in other ways (some better than others).
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': [[http://community.livejournal.com/peterandclaude/ This Peter/Claude fan community]] has a bunch of FanFic that treats Peter Petrelli as a competent person while keeping the naivete and innocence that are an integral part of his character. Essentially, they make him a much more interesting character than canon has of late.
** There are also a bunch of fics out there that [[HesJustHiding stop or undo Elle's death]] and she runs off to live with Sylar (despite having tried to kill her again) or Peter, or [[LesYay Claire]] happily ever after. There are also stories where she shows up alive and well at the Sullivan brothers carnival. Elle is quite popular in this because writers like to undo what some feel were poor handling of her character (Other examples include: She never walks into Pinehearst or she is rescued before Sylar gets to her. And then there are the stories where she is revived by means of Claire's blood
* Due to a controversial cast change that wrote out the main character due to RealLifeWritesThePlot, ''HouseOfAnubis'' has a lot of fanfics revolving around season 3 that has [[TheParagon Nina Martin]] either return in a rewrite of season 3 (she had to leave the show due as the actress was suffering from RealLifeWritesThePlot complications) or return for a fan-imagined season 4, or reunite with Fabian in a DistantFinale years later and get back together again. Unsurprisingly, most of these fics were written by Nina/Fabian shippers that wanted them to stay together. There are also fics that make Eddie/Patricia stays together for the whole of season 3 instead of breaking up early in the season.
* Within hours after the final of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' aired, there already were many attempts to rewrite the [[BrokenBase controversal]] ending especially [[spoiler: making Barney and Robin stay together or get back together after the divorce, with Ellie being either 1) a miracle baby or 2) adopted by Barney and Robin, and either having the titular mother survive or having her still die(albeit in a way that demonstrates more closure), but Ted either never remarrying or ending up with a different person at the end(usually either a OriginalCharacter or Victoria, the first candidate for the mother, both of whom are popular choices for this).]] The [[spoiler: alternate ending utilizes many of these ideas such as having the mother never get sick in the first place and implying Barney and Robin to have gotten back together after reconnecting at Ted's wedding.]]
* ''Series/ICarly'': Changing the end of several episodes:
** ''iKiss'': Carly and Freddie kiss and not Sam and Freddie.
** ''iSpeed Date'': Freddie notices Sam and runs after her, not the actual ending with Carly and Freddie dancing after not noticing Sam.
** ''iOMG'': Adding a post-script which solves the cliff-hanger. Freddie gently letting down Sam then going after Carly or having Carly come after him, the same but with Carly going after Sam, or just having Freddie respond to Sam positively.
* ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' has seen a large number of fic writers go with the AU side of the coin, [[FanonDiscontinuity disregarding]] everything from episode 43 onward. This has happened with ''Kamen Rider'' in the past, as many seasons prefer whipping out the KillEmAll method of storytelling near the endgame.
** And then there's outright editing the footage to make the show be watched in chronological order... which leads to a very interesting experience, with a Kamen Rider show devoid of Riders for the first three episodes, a great deal of time put into character development and world building, and calling it Kamen Rider [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF3a4ZNmr1w IXA]].
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has had many fics dealing with undoing [[spoiler: Detective Carter's death]] in season 3.
* PowerRangersZeo. With one well remembered couple throughout the seasons (Tommy/Kim), which ended because of a DearJohnLetter sent by Kimberly, there are plenty of fics reuniting them that claimed it was a fake (the person responsible usually being Kat), or that Kim was hiding the real reason for the breakup.
* Most [[http://www.slidersweb.net/otherworlds/sixpage.html "virtual sixth seasons"]] of ''{{Sliders}}'' follow [[ButNowIMustGo Rembrandt]] as he [[EarnYourHappyEnding earns a happy ending]] by separating Quinn and Mallory, freeing Colin from the vortex, and finishing off the Kromaggs for good. And this one story, [[http://scribd.com/doc/73421449/Slide-Effects "Slide Effects,"]] has Quinn Mallory waking up to find time has been rewound to the Pilot, with only Quinn remembering sliding, and cheerfully resets the show to just after Season 2.
* A classic ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example, fixing an apparent continuity glitch -- in the film ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', Khan and Chekov recognize each other upon meeting. However, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]", the episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in which Khan appears, is a first season episode, and Chekov did not join the cast of the show until the second season. The semi-official {{retcon}} (not explained in any of the shows or movies, but widely propagated by producers and actors in convention appearances) is that Chekov was on the ''Enterprise'' at that time, he just wasn't part of the bridge crew yet and thus didn't appear on screen. A very funny {{fanfic}} distributed in print ('zines, photocopies, etc.) not long after the movie came out expands on that, envisioning Khan and Chekov bumping into each other in the bathroom. Sillier versions have Khan vowing revenge on Chekov for making him wait for the cubicle.
* In response to two different elements of the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' finale, fans created two very popular Fix Fics: ''Voyager Season 7.5'' and ''Voyager Virtual Seasons'' 8 and 9. The former started from before the hated Chakotay/Seven CanonShip got started, rewriting the last half of the season, allowing them to completely avoid the finale. The latter kept everything including the final scene, but then used a DiabolusExMachina to subvert the HappyEnding (itself a DeusExMachina) for a couple more seasons.
** Currently [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=117938 these guys]] are working on rewriting the whole show.
** The modern novel continuity from the StarTrekExpandedUniverse gives us the ''[[StarTrekStringTheory String Theory]]'' trilogy. Why is Janeway [[CharacterDerailment so out of character]] at the beginning of Season Five, and other points later on? Why did the Nacene Caretaker species not show up after season two? Why is ''Voyager'' in top condition as of the later seasons despite dwindling supplies? Why did Kes suddenly turn bitter and evil in "Fury"? This trilogy fills in all the gaps, and helps make ''Voyager'''s continuity a lot easier to swallow. However, some readers have suggested that the answers given here [[VoodooShark are weirder than the possible]] {{plot hole}}s [[VoodooShark they try to plug]], others that the things being fixed weren’t too much of a distraction anyway.
** Oddly enough, the show's single worst episode, "Threshold", did not receive similar treatment. It was just [[FanonDiscontinuity ignored by fans]] so much that WordOfGod made it CanonDiscontinuity.
* For some time after ''Series/TeamKnightRider'' aired, ''every'' ''Series/KnightRider'' fanfic would include KITT writing off the events of that series as a bad dream. Insulting the Ford Motor Company was also par for the course.
* Many, many ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' fics, which undo (from the end of series 2) [[spoiler:Tosh and Owen's deaths]]. And an even larger raft of post-[[Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth series 3]] fics which address [[spoiler:Ianto's death]] and [[spoiler:Jack's actions regarding his grandson.]] One large and vocal subset of these fans have even [[spoiler:[[http://community.livejournal.com/savecoffeeboy created a campaign and a website to coordinate efforts]] to petition The Powers That Be to bring Ianto back]]. Unlike the series creators or one main actor's comments in interviews, there are well over a thousand registered members -- with more joining daily.
* It's become quite popular in TheVampireDiaries fanfiction to see Anna's death either erased or having her revived. No one dead character, not even Lexi or Alaric has gotten this kind of love, even if the show's writers want to pretend that she doesn't exist.
* A popular theme of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fanfics is to explain away the fates of Scully's children: some fics bring Emily back to life, even more explain away putting William up for adoption (it didn't happen or they get him back), and some do both.

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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2814235/1/ A Whole New World]]'' basically undoes the events of the ''BoyMeetsWorld'' series finale, but in a way that makes sense and explores things the original canon long since abandoned.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5623923/1/ The_Paladin_Protocol]]'' This is what happens when a [[FanDumb Culture Alien]] fails to get the point of a generic US sitcom -- the author (a '[[{{Shipping}} shipper]] of the FanPreferredCouple) really, really didn't like season 3 of ''TheBigBangTheory''.
* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'' devotes some episodes to resolving {{Continuity Snarl}}s from the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' canon, especially the guest episodes written by Tropers/{{Thande}}.
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* ''[[http://insertmonikerhere.blogspot.com/ Foob's Paradise]]'' can only be described as a Fix ''Comic'' that seeks to address the very bitter feelings many fans have had about the last few years of ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' and its ending. Namely by portraying the final canonical plotline about Liz's wedding as the delirious fantasy of a broken Elly Patterson while the webcomic's plot deals with what "really" happened, mostly from Liz's perspective.
** ''[[http://allfoobedup.blogspot.com/ Foobar]]'' is a Fix comic that assumes that the new-runs are the result of a magic spell Elly cast immediately after Liz's wedding in order to fix everything that she thinks went wrong with her life; the problem is that the characters born before 1979 also have their 2008 personalities in their 1981 bodies leaving the rest to fend for themselves in an adult-free 2010. Both factions are communicating by April's ability to time travel and are trying to resist this.
*** The strip is celebrating the transition to straight reprints by having April and the other characters call Elly out and forcing her to send them back to their 2010 lives. Elly agrees to this because she realizes that she can't actually change the past to any great extent. The end result is that while the other characters use the insights they derived from the change to better themselves, Elly, who is at this point been divorced for six months, is more or less isolated, having learned precisely nothing except that she was destined to be a housewife. Eventually, public discussion of the time warp leaves her trapped in her own body, endlessly replaying the past.
** Finally, a group of bloggers have written unofficial continuations of the monthly letters that used to appear on the website called ''TheNewRetcons''; the final development is [[http://community.livejournal.com/binky_betsy/762834.html?thread=50820562#t50820562 Elly Patterson's death]] as the result of a bungled attempt to murder John by a third party; the logic behind that is the strip is going into straight reprints because Elly is dead and we're seeing her life flash before our eyes.
*** One of those bloggers went on to write [[http://noblephoenix.livejournal.com/1828.html The Unauthorized Liography of the Patterson Family]], and while more a backstory fic, the ending falls squarely under Fix Fic. [[spoiler: Michael realizes he's [[GenerationXerox become Elly]], seeks therapy, and becomes a CoolOldGuy, Liz realizes she made a mistake marrying Anthony, divorces (with ''[[EnemyMine Therese]]'', of all people acting as her attorney), and marries Warren, April reconciles with her siblings, and John and Elly...die within minutes of each other from bad eating habits. Hey, for the fans, that ''was'' an improvement.]]
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* An example InUniverse: In the original book by Gaston Leroux, Erik, ThePhantomOfTheOpera, ([[StalkingIsLove who terrorizes his beloved Christine]] [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe into being his wife]]) is writing a musical [[FanFiction masterpiece based on the Opera]] DonGiovanni, TheCasanova who really believes the woman who wants to love him has to accept him as a [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] {{Jerkass}} boyfriend, and who ends being dragged in hell to please the MoralGuardians. Why is a Fix Fic? Because the title: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin “Don Juan Triumphant”]].
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* An awful lot of BattleTech fic falls into this category. Mostly, it comes off as a negative reaction to story developments, with many fics that could be summarised as "Faction I Like didn't do Thing I Didn't Like and instead did Thing I Think Is Cooler, like beating up Faction I Don't Like." This is especially common with fans of the [[ProperlyParanoid Taurian Concordat]]
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* OlderThanSteam: You also have, back in the 17th century, Nahum Tate rewriting ''Theatre/KingLear'' to give it a happy ending, keeping Cordelia alive and marrying her off to Edgar. (Incidentally, Tate's version was incredibly popular; it kept Shakespeare's original off the stage for decades.)
* For extra credit in a freshman English class, someone once wrote a ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' Fix Fic, attempting to keep to Shakespeare's writing style while eliminating that [[ItWasHisSled irritating Act 5 twist.]]
** Well, William Davenant and David Garrick thought it was a good idea, too... Even Creator/WilliamShakespeare himself reportedly wrote an alternative ending, long since lost.
** In 1611 John Fletcher wrote ''The Woman's Prize, or the Tamer Tamed'', a sequel to ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' in which the gender tables are turned and Petruchio the "tamer" is "tamed" by his second wife Maria.
* A lot of ''SpringAwakening'' fans fix [[spoiler: Moritz]]'s death by having him walk Ilse home instead of staying and shooting himself. Unfortunately for fans who want to fix the ''other'' death in the musical, [[spoiler: it's really hard to "fix" a botched abortion.]]
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* Many fans who were upset by the [[DroppedABridgeOnHim implied fates]] of certain ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' characters in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' set about rectifying this in fic form. Of course, given the ''Chrono'' series' core conceit of time travel and parallel dimensions, it practically invites this.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Post-Fate fics where either Saber returns to modern Japan or Shirou time travels to Arthurian Britain are very common among [[StarCrossedLovers Shirou/Saber]] shippers.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' also houses many of those, often with some time travel and centering on Cloud. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4659395/1/A_Box_Full_of_History Some of them]] can be very entertaining as they explain it with quantum mechanics, didn't [[DieForOurShip forget any characters somewhere]] and threw in a reference to the Revolutionary Knitting Circle for extra flavour.
** And then, we have the fanfics for those irritated by [[spoiler:Aeris/Aerith's death.]]
* Fan-made remakes of older PC games sometimes do this. Among the more notable examples are AGD Interactive's remakes of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'' and ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII.'' Besides expanding on the plot, characterizations, and backstories of both games, which were made at a time when technological limitations simply did not allow for much by the way of storytelling, they also fill in the plot hole of who imprisoned Valenice in the first place and why, explain how Graham knew about lifting the curse on the winged horse, and provide a way for Alexander to learn about what happens to Manhannan's slaves, among others. Most ambitiously, in both games they gave the foundations for a MythArc spanning the entire ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' series and explaining why Daventry's royal family had such a knack for getting on the bad side of evil magic-users.
* Thanks to the feelings of many gamers towards the ending, VideoGame/MassEffect3 is starting to have many fics that are trying to fix this problem.
** The most notable example is the [[WebcomicOfTheGame webcomic]] hosted on Website/DeviantArt by user [[http://koobismo.deviantart.com/gallery/ koobismo]] starring and centered on the eponymous "MarauderShields" a [[MemeticMutation Memetic]] and [[{{Fanon}} Fanonical]] EnsembleDarkhorse, that is the [[FinalBoss final enemy combatant faced in the game, and by extent, the trilogy]]. Each 'episode' comes with recommended [[AwesomeMusic background music]] to be played while reading, and the creators are in the process of making an [[AudioAdaptation Audiobook]] for each strip with sound effects, licensed music, and voice overs by auditioned fan volunteers.
** The fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7952484/1/Razor-s-Edge-Requiem Razor's Edge Requiem]] does this unlike the previous parts [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6049842/1/Razor-s-Edge Razor's Edge]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6814325/1/Razor-s-Edge-Dark-Witness Razor's Edge Dark Witness]] that followed ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and [=LotSB=] rather well with a few changes in order to fit the novel structure. These changes include giving the Rachni a larger focus, putting Miranda and Kasumi back on the ship and Shepard fight against indoctrination. The reactions have mostly been BetterThanCanon.
* There's some ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' fic that doesn't try to "fix" the story as much as it tries to have it ''make sense'', like explaining how a computer virus can actually affect a physical environment (even ''humans'') or how reploid "souls" can go back to their bodies. Besides that, there's a lot of fic splintering off from X5/X6, which had multiple endings and was a pretty important point in the series.
** Other stories include ones where Iris never died, ones where Gate lives and gets together with Alia, ones where the author's favorite Maverick never died and became good again ...
** For a while, there was a common fanon theory that everyone in the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' universe was killed during the 100-year gap. A few authors tried to fix this by having them plausibly disappear off radar or get new bodies.
** Most of the "common sense" problems of the ''X'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' series actually seem to vanish if one assumes as many Capcom games as humanly possibly are actually part of the same continuity, and the "big evils" that keep showing up are all related, at least in terms of their "stuff of evil". [[StreetFighter Psycho energy]] as the basis of the maverick virus makes a lot of sense, if you're not too terrible worried about maintaining the serious tone of the later games.
* There's one fic out there for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' that does this - but from a gameplay standpoint, it ''actually makes sense.'' After finishing the game, a NewGamePlus option appears, allowing you to keep your level, Persona Compendium, all items and social stats - but forcing the player to stay on the rails when all they really want to do is change what they know is going to happen. Of course, opinions vary, but all in all the "Fixed" elements were handled quite well. [[spoiler: Shinji is saved, though it is explicitly mentioned that the side effects of his medication mean he will die within a year. Minato lives by holding back Erebus with the combined power of his social links, though he mentions he doesn't know if that will hold back The Fall forever.]]
* There are already several fics out there that "fix" the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' in which [[spoiler: Wheatley is either not sent out into space, or brought back to Earth some time after the game's end.]] A particularly good one can be found [[Fanfic/BlueSky here.]]
** Another thing that verges on FandomSpecificPlot is Chell returning to Aperture. After all, you can't [[{{Shipping}} 'ship]] her with GLaDOS or Wheatley if she's gone.
* There's at least one ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' fanfic in which Taretha Foxton leaves Durnholde Keep with Thrall and survives as a result. There are also a few that address the chemistry between Jaina and Thrall during ''Warcraft 3'' (and the expansion) that even Thrall's voice actor doesn't want to admit to. And that's not even getting into events with Garrosh.

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* [[http://felix-the-judge.tumblr.com/ felix-the-judge's]] fangame Home is this for {{Videogame/Off}}. It basically retells the game from the point of view of the Judge, who makes sure that the events of the original game turn out better by [[spoiler: preventing the Batter from killing the Guardians. Instead, the Judge "cures" the Guardians (driving a spectre out of Dedan to make him friendly and reasonable, splitting Valerie and Japhet without killing either of them, etc) and frustrates the Batter at every turn.]] It's best symbolized by the title screen: where Off has a big red X, Home has a big green plus sign.
* ''Gaige's ECHO Logs'', a ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' ScriptFic, is a downplayed example. It hews extremely closely to canon, but still makes an effort to smooth out a few of the plotholes in the original. The most obvious would be the question of why, if the Vault Hunters all had their action skills in the opening cinematic, [[BagOfSpilling they had to level up and learn them again]] (their ECHO devices were destroyed, and they had to get new ones). The author later did a companion story which explains why Krieg wasn't present in the story until the events of the Tiny Tina DLC (which confirms that all six Vault Hunters are together in a group).
* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'' was written more or less as a Fix Fic aimed not at the game itself, but at the official {{Novelization}}. Even though its not even past the first act of the game thus far, the general consensus among the readers is that [[BetterThanCanon it has well surpassed the actual novel]].
** Surpassing the novel itself isn't really that much of an achievement, considering how stupid and awful it was. Some people are speculating, though, that this fic could surpass the ''game''.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Pretender}}'' addresses things that the video game {{Hand Wave}}s for things never explained in story, such as Chrom never noticing that Robin [[spoiler: had Plegian-style robes and had the mark of Grima on their hand.]] In fic, Chrom takes the time to study the marks on Robin's hand and clothes and finds out Robin's origins long before TheReveal.
* Originally, in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', [[spoiler:Shadow the Hedgehog fell into the Earth's atmosphere and "died" after fighting the Biolizard with Sonic's help. Since then, Eggman resurrected Shadow, who'd develop amnesia, and even went far as to develop Shadow androids to confuse Shadow, and in turn, the player]]. So, one fanfic author developed two fanfics explaining the alternate ending where [[spoiler:Sonic actually ''saves'' Shadow from falling into the Earth. That way, Shadow won't be able to whine, complain, and mope about his past, instead vowing to protect Sonic and friends as his ''new friends'', while Eggman doesn't build the Shadow androids at all to confuse Shadow and the player]]. The first fanfic takes place through [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5943218/1/bSonic_b_bAdventure_b_b2_b_The_bAlternate_b_bEnding_b Shadow's perspective]], while the second takes place through [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6095293/1/bSonic_b_bAdventure_b_b2_b_Cream_the_Rabbits_Story Cream's perspective]], to explain Cream the Rabbit's addition to the story.
** The same author wrote [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6162718/1/The_bChaos_b_bSaga_b_bSCR_b an alternate version of the same story]] in ''SonicAdventure'' to correct the problems with not only Sonic's character-development, but also every other Sonic character, including Big the Cat as well as two new additions, Cream and Rouge. The fic is told through Sonic, Cream, and Rouge's perspectives, similar to ''Sonic Adventure'''s multiple-perspective storyline. In the alternate version, each character goes through a moment of development; Sonic struggles to learn what it means to rely on friends just as much as to protect them, while Cream learns the value of growing-up and protecting the people she cares for, and Rouge becomes less of a dirty slut and more of an honorable thief with compassion for all life.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8993987/1/Penelope-s-Log This]] short ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'' fan fiction attempts to explain [[spoiler: Penelope's utterly nonsensical SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome by having her complete change in personality caused by brainwashing from contact with [[BigBad Clockwerk's]] eye.]]
* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' Foundry mission [[Recap/StarTrekOnlineFoundryDivideUtRegnes "Divide ut Regnes"]], for the infamous official storyline mission "Divide et Impera". It uses a StableTimeLoop to explain why Admiral Zelle is still standing motionless in Admiral T'nae's office after [[spoiler:the Undine impersonating her uses you to get her into a Romulan medical facility to KillAndReplace its commander]], and MindControl to explain the more-blatant-than-usual {{Railroading}}. It also does some ArcWelding, incorporating little details from other missions' briefings to make the rather disjointed storyline hang together better.[[labelnote:e.g.]]Why is the Romulan fleet out of position? They're responding to your {{Time Travel}}ing starship hitting one of their facilities.[[/labelnote]]
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* Fanfic/RedDeadVirgo wasn't this originally, but for a time became this after [[WhamEpisode certain events]] in the [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} canon]]. To quote the author: "Stay tuned for updates to the RDV-verse, where everything is actually pretty fucking happy and functional [[spoiler: and sane]]. Who woulda thunk!"
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/955354/chapters/1869456 Well Met at Mechanicsburg]] is an example of a FixFic done well. It revolves around Barry joining forces with Klaus more than a decade prior to the canon storyline and in doing so manages to fix pretty much everything while addressing major plot points and relationships from the canon story.
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* ''WebVideo/DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' is prone to fixfics that [[spoiler: give Penny a DisneyDeath or make her OnlyMostlyDead.]]
* There's loads for "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic The Review]] [[WebVideo/DemoReel Must Go On]]", whether it's Donnie's friends refusing to let him go or trying to explain why Critic had suddenly turned evil.
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' has a very small fandom, but there are at least four different takes on how Eliza is rescued. It's rarely a matter of "if".
* There are a few fanfics of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode, "Arthur's Big Hit", where both Arthur and D.W. get punished for their actions, as opposed to just Arthur.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fandom has [[FanPreferredCouple Canon Zutara]], and there are too many fics to count that, using various means, have made it their mission to correct what they see as the biggest mistake of the series.
* Some ''Codename:KidsNextDoor'' fan fics portray the Splinter Cell being an actual villain organization bent on ridding the world of all adults instead of being cover-up for the GKND, either with the GKND still coincidentally in existance, or removing the GKND entirely. The KND Splinter Cell's nature and motives vary depending on the author writing the fanfic. One example is titled ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5675339/1/Operation_SPLINTER_CELL Operation SPLINTER CELL]]''.
* Many ''FamilyGuy'' fic, mostly dealing with Meg getting revenge for all the abuse she had to suffer from her family. As well as a few having Brian shoot back against those who wrong him, specifically Quagmire after his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* Fix Fics of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' isn't ''solely'' a Fix Fic, but the author typically does major edits with every new episode to intergrate the canon into the story, in the process providing explainations that, in the universe of the fic, make perfect sense and actually explain a PlotHole or two. For example, Rainbow Dash's behavior in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "Mystrious Mare-Do-Well"]] was the result of her [[spoiler:trying to cover up/compensate for her HeroicBSOD resulting from how she handled Discord's SadisticChoice.]] Noteably a ''very'' well done example of how to do a Fix Fic right.
** The ''Friendship is Magic'' fanfic ''Whisper'' explains the parasprite infestation in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury "Swarm of the Century"]] , and Twilight's attempt to fix it going horribly awry, as the work of sabotage by [[spoiler: the Great and Powerful Trixie, who wrongly blamed Twilight for an apparent curse (actually a case of poison joke) that spoiled Trixie's stage presence.]]
** There are also a number of fanfics (and at least one fan comic) that try to end the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver "The Best Night Ever"]] on a less bittersweet note.
** In a similar manner, there are a handful that try to address the minimal apology Twilight received at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 "A Canterlot Wedding"]], which range from sweet (''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Post Nuptials]]'') to dark (''FanFic/FaithAndDoubt'').
** ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'' is a fix fic [[MindScrew which also happens to be a]] HateFic, with the author trying to change the entire universe and its concepts to fit his ideas (for example, he absolutely ''hates'' the idea of friendship (the ''main concept'' of the [=FiM=] universe), and thinks that the power of belief is the strongest there is (whatever he means by that)). [[PoesLaw It's not a]] TrollFic.
** Similar to the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' example listed above, the fix fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7598776/1/No_Hard_Feelings "No Hard Feelings"]] takes place right after the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "Mystrious Mare-Do-Well"]] , where the rest of the Mane Cast have a JerkassRealization over how their plan to teach Rainbow Dash a lesson in humility ended up unintentionally hurting her feelings.
** ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' has created many, many alternate endings by fans who hated the ending. [[CanonDefilement For good reason]]. It's popular to explain the entire events of the story as AllJustADream of Pinkie's or Dashie's, have them be shocked and horrified, then have them comfort each other leading to a HeartwarmingMoment. FanFic/TheLightInTheDarkness is perhaps the most beloved example.
** "[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Ten Minutes: Aftermath]]" was written as a response to the pro-human sentiments of the original story, intentionally subverting the message of the original in order to fit the author's own work into JDR's setting.
** ''Today, Tomorrow, and Forever'' is about a loving mother, Derpy Hooves, having her daughter taken away by the Foal Protection Service for being unfit to care for a foal. This was too heartbreaking for many, so a different ending (''Forever and Ever'') was written when it turned out the whole case was handled incorrectly, several ponies vouch for Derpy's qualifications as a parent, and they are reunited happily.
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8758944/1/Consequences-A-Bad-Apple-Comedy-of-Justice "Consequences – A Bad Apple Comedy of Justice"]] is two Fix Fics in one: The author saw Babs Seed as a bit of a KarmaHoudini ([[OneOfUs right down to mentioning the trope name in his Author's Notes]]), so he wrote two short stories where Applejack intervenes shortly after Babs' FaceHeelTurn in the first, and a reformed Discord actually shows Babs [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple the original episode]] in a dream for the second one.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fic that resurrects [[spoiler:Terra after her HeroicSacrifice]] are almost as endemic are those that inflict DieForOurShip on her. After [[spoiler:she actually ''was'' resurrected, or something]], it changed into fixing what the author didn't like about it. One of them, part of the "Sanza Salazar trilogy", has [[spoiler:Terra revived by the actions of a group of villains instead of whatever mysterious circumstance revived her in the original series, mostly so the Titans can get to her before she decides IJustWantToBeNormal like she did originally]].
** Quite a few fix "Things Change" where Beast Boy is able to successfully convince her to come back to the team.
*** Though, [[FanFic/TheEndOfEnds one in particular]] had Beast Boy taking more [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds drastic measures]] to convince her.
* There have been some alternate ending fanfics of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS18E8DuckAndTheSlipCoaches Duck and the Slip Coaches]]", where Emily gets a proper shed to sleep in when Duck is staying at Tidmouth Sheds for the night. [[http://lenny457.deviantart.com/art/Duck-and-the-Slip-Coaches-Alternate-Ending-483143710 One in particular]] has Emily sleep in James' spot at Tidmouth Sheds, giving the latter LaserGuidedKarma for [[StealingTheCredit stealing Duck's idea]] about using Slip Coaches and bumping the Slip Coaches.
* In the past couple of years, a vast majority of ''TinyToonAdventures'' fans have been so upset over what happened to [[EnsembleDarkHorse Fifi La Fume]] at the end of "Out of Odor" that some of them have written some alternate endings in which Fifi A.) gets saved, B.) outsmarts Elmyra, C.) gets help from somebody else, D.) manages to escape Elmyra in any way, or E.) gets saved by an unexpected twist.
* In the wake of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3,'' a cottage industry of Fix Fic has sprung up, getting [[spoiler:Woody and Bo back together.]]
* There's rewriting ''TransformersTheMovie'' and leaving out the Dinobots. How does that even work?
** There's also ignoring the movie (and Seasons 3 and 4) completely.
* Many ''{{Transformers}}'' fans are discontent with [[TransformersArmada the]] [[TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron Trilogy]], and try to rewrite the entire series (yes, 52 episodes for each) to make it better fit with their sensibilities. This usually results in a fanverse that, but for the names of the characters, is absolutely nothing like the original shows. Keep an eye out for DarkerAndEdgier, elimination of perceived [[TheScrappy Scrappies]], and the Decepticons as AlwaysChaoticEvil.

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* ''AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries''. In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7325839/23/Not-Stalking-Zuko Chapter 23 of Not Stalking Zuko]], the author [[WordOfGod admits this]].
-->"I think both [[OfficialCouple Katara and Aang]] deserve better than each other. So I am making my own fic to make the ending more palatable to myself and hopefully you guys too!"
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' is this to some degree for ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', primarily focusing on what happened to Papa Smurf's infatuation with Smurfette in "Romeo And Smurfette".
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3882056/8/Frankie_Rules Frankie Rules]]'', a ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' fic set after an 8-year TimeSkip, features fixes for some less-than-popular episodes of the series (for example, the events of "The Little Peas" are revealed to be a wild rumor started by Bloo, and in the final chapter Frankie gets even with Goofball John [=McGee=] from "Impostor's Home for Make-Em-Up Pals"). There's also [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4343990/1/ a prequel]] by the same author that makes amends for one of Madame Foster's most controversial actions.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** The ''Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries'', an alternate version of ''Total Drama'''s second season, wasn't intended as a Fix Fic at first... but when [[SeasonalRot the actual Season Two aired]], many people started to see it that way. Its author, [[BigNameFan the Kobold Necromancer]], has since started a purposeful Fix Fic for Season Three, largely because his favorite characters weren't given the nicest treatment by the writers. (His favorite is [[TheChewToy Ez]][[DesignatedMonkey eki]][[AmbitionIsEvil el]], if that gives you any indication.)
** ''Fanfic/TotalDramaDoOver'' by [=CoGreen20=] plays this mostly straight: it's the exact same challenges as the show, but with different outcomes.
** ''Fanfic/CandyForYourThoughts'' is an alternate version of the second half of World Tour,which mostly addresses the Courtney/Duncan/Gwen love triangle, but also fixes other things, such as toning down Alejandro's [[VillainSue sueness]], [[ThrowTheDogABone throwing Ezekiel a bone]] and overall having a happier and more satisfying ending.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'':
** There's FixFic like ''The Big Capture of 1999/2006'' http://shebakoby.deviantart.com/art/Big-Capture-of-2006-36341403 which try to find a way that the Transformers that died (or appear to have died) in TransformersTheMovie actually survived (hint: shades of the WesternAnimation/TheTransformers episode ''A Prime Problem''), or ''Prequel to Hunter In the Night'' http://shebakoby.deviantart.com/art/Prequel-Hunter-at-Night-1-33558022 which tie into ''Big Capture'' and attempt an alternate origin for the Sweeps (as well as Galvatron and Cyclonus).
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* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' can sometimes contain examples of Loopers going through their original storyline, or that of popular fanfics, and doing things "right" this time around. Then again, the Loopers are equally likely to just screw everything over for the lulz.
* Several works of AlternateHistory may qualify as Fix Fic for horrendous or unpleasant events in human history (especially the World Wars, the rise of Communism, and the Holocaust) though there are just as many examples of [[HumansAreFlawed equally unpleasant]] or [[ButterflyOfDoom worse]] realities being created as a result of [[ButterflyOfDoom the Butterfly Effect]] or HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct:
** ''VideoGame/TitanicAdventureOutOfTime'''s best possible ending can be seen as one for the early half of the 20th century. The best ending involves [[spoiler: the First World War being averted, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler becoming an artist after his painting was salvaged from the ''Titanic'', and the Bolshevik Revolution failing with the implication that the Tsarist state gradually reforms into a constitutional monarchy more like the United Kingdom.]] On the other hand, some of the worse endings have [[spoiler: the Nazis getting the atomic bomb or achieving victory over the Tsar in Operation Barbarossa, the Soviets invading Europe, or the Spartacus League taking over Germany and spreading Communism over all of Europe after German defeat in the First World War]].
** The [[http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NA.BK1.PDF Never Again]] novels are a set of alternate history novels that attempt to fix the ''entire Twentieth Century'' (hint: it involves time travel. And a few judicious assassinations: let's just say that HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct has been ''thoroughly'' repealed.) Written as a kind of therapy by a professor who studied crimes against humanity, several of which appear as the backstory of some of the characters.
*** However, the author keeps [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] this, because the characters never get more than a BittersweetEnding at the end of each book. The first book, for instance, ends with [[spoiler:the main characters killing each other over a personal squabble]], and its relatively-happy DistantFinale is {{Ret Con}}ned by the events of the second book, which show that the characters' actions had merely made things [[ButterflyOfDoom much, MUCH worse]]. Even though the second book manages to fix some of the FridgeLogic that stops the first book from actually having a happy ending, [[spoiler:the characters are killed off ''a second time''. (It's an AlternateUniverse.) In fact, that happens [[DiabolusExMachina every time]] that events seem to go well for the heroes.]] The third book doesn't even have any interventions, [[OutOfGenreExperience being more of a thriller]], which [[spoiler: winds up getting the ResetButton pushed so hard the entire novel [[ShaggyDogStory becomes pointless]].]] The series seems alternately to be a {{Deconstruction}} and a {{Reconstruction}} of the SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong concept.
** Likewise there are a lot of RealLife fanfics and alternate history stories about the UsefulNotes/ColdWar that averts many of the more "controversial" American foreign policy directions taken during that time and averts the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, which leads to less anti-Americanism in the world compared to today, not to mention less belligerence and AntiIntellectualism in American society. It is also not uncommon to find alternate history that prevents the death of JFK, which also prevents, or contains said war from occurring. An example of this is Literature/TheISOTdHouseOneWomanGoesFrom2012To1952 found on AlternateHistoryDotCom.
*** Another AlternateHistoryDotCom example revolving not only around the US, but also Revolutionary Socialism/Marxism is ''Literature/{{Reds}}'', which sees the US fall under a Communist revolution after the Great Depression. What makes this unique is that the form of Socialism in the US is not totalitarian and nearly actually democratic, being seen in a more positive light than most of the other governments of that time(through it has its own share of problems such as kangaroo courts and the execution of potentially innocent civilians, through not on the scale of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany or the Soviet Union under Stalin). WordOfGod has confirmed that the politics of the Communist!USA(and even a reforming Soviet Union) has evolved into a form of Social Democracy.
** Of course, we can't mention FixFic of history without bringing up the TropeCodifier for GivingRadioToTheRomans -- L. Sprague de Camp's ''Literature/LestDarknessFall'', which is basically a PeggySue plot writ large, with the main character being transported to the end of the Roman Empire and prevents [[TheEmperor Justinian's]] disastrous attempt at reconquest, which the author blames directly for the Dark Ages. As revealed in the sequel, the hero's presence in the past results in [[spoiler:the Dark Ages being ''completely'' averted, and the Gothic kingdoms manage to form a civilization that is even more advanced than the time the book was written, both [[RaygunGothic technologically]] and [[{{Utopia}} socially]], by ''the tenth century'' at the very latest]].
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* In the ''NightmareOfNunnally'' manga, Lelouch gets PoweredArmor instead of a compelling voice, and the situation that leads up to [[spoiler:the Euphinator incident]] doesn't happen. Instead, she ends up becoming [[spoiler:the Empress of Britannia]]. The setting's kindness extends far further than that. Suzaku did not kill his father and is thus a true knight rather than a DeathSeeker. Neither Mao nor Rolo get anywhere near Shirley. Nunnally ends [[spoiler:fully recovered physically and even mentally]], and with a new friend who might possibly be more. The only named characters that die are [[spoiler:Genbu, Mao, Rolo, Marianne, Charles, Clovis, and possibly Darlton]], which in turn means that the other characters don't have to angst about their friends and family being wiped out. Lelouch [[spoiler:does take CC's code, which in this setting was probably a mercy]], but parts on good terms with Nunnally and didn't break any hearts when leaving.
** In a postscript to ''Nightmare of Nunnally'', the author mentioned that he was impacted by the deaths of [[spoiler:Euphemia and Lelouch]] in canon, which compromised his objectivity. However, he also mentions that he doesn't know if this is positive or negative.
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* Sometime during the 70s, Marvel published a pretty reprehensible ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' story involving Ms. Marvel, in which the Earth's Mightiest Heroes decide that LovingForce is good ([[http://www.cracked.com/article_17626_the-5-creepiest-sex-scenes-in-comics_p2.html discussed here]] probably NSFW). Apparently, Chris Claremont thought whoever wrote that tripe needed to go die in a fire, and wrote Avengers Annual #10 as a Fix Fic where Ms. Marvel [[WhatTheHellHero calls the Avengers out on their bullshit]]. Thanks, Chris.
** It's from Avengers #200 and is co-written by Jim Shooter, George Pérez, Bob Layton and David Michelinie. But it's notably Jim's idea.
* ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis: Legion of Three Worlds'' is essentially a fix fic by Creator/GeoffJohns, simultaneously clearing up the ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' continuity boggle '''and''' bringing back two unfairly dead characters, Kid ComicBook/TheFlash and Superboy, the latter of which Johns had to kill off in ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis''. (It was either Superboy or ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, so all things considered...)
** It should be noted, though, that there were a number of things Geoff included that just caused more continuity errors. Such as the original Fatal Five being a part of the Legion of Super-Villains, even though, if this was supposed to be the "original" Legion, two were dead and one was neutralized. Sorcerer's World being intact after it was destroyed. Timber Wolf and Lightning Lass being a couple again. No mention of the Ranzz children. Andromeda being with the Reboot Legion in Limbo despite not being a member of the team when they were trapped, and the fact that there were members missing from the Threeboot Legion (Gazelle, Dream Girl) and some were added back after they left (Princess Projectra, Timber Wolf). There's also the fact that there were now two different sets of the Nolan twins (Ferro Lad and his brother), born in the present and future of New Earth, and a bigger continuity snarl concerning Impulse's mother and grandfather.
*** First, Geoff has stated outright that the "restored" OG Legion diverted from the original stories during Crisis on Infinite Earths, shortly after #14 of volume three (when Tellus, Magnetic Kid, Quislet, and Polar Boy joined the team and Projectra took up the Sensor Girl costume identity). As such, only broad strokes of what happened from #15-63 happened and moreso, Magic Wars never happened, since that storyline and it's fall-out (IE the United Planets basically collapsed economically because of it) basically what caused the "Five Year Gap" to happen.
* The "Home Schooling" arc of ''{{Runaways}}'' was apparently supposed to "fix" the things that editor Nick Lowe hated about JossWhedon and Terry Moore's runs on the series (namely, putting Klara Prast on the team and not bringing Gert back from the dead.) Somehow, "fixing" these problems entailed killing Old Lace and [[RonTheDeathEater turning Klara]] into a complainer and implicit HumanoidAbomination, neither of which went over well with fans. The fact that the Runaways spent half of the arc just arguing with each other instead of actually doing anything didn't help. The last issue suddenly had Gert reappear, but by then, sales had dropped, and Marvel cancelled the series rather than finish the arc. Several years later, a two-issue arc in ''AvengersAcademy'' basically served as a fix for "Home Schooling", revealing that Old Lace was alive and well and the Runaways are still one big happy adopted family.
* The cult Spider-Man spin-off ''SpiderGirl'' basically ignores everything established in 616 after 1998 and establishes that Peter Parker and Mary Jane were reunited not with that elderly succubus Aunt May, but their infant baby daughter Mayday, who had been captured immediatly after her birth by agents of Norman Osborn. The book also follows up on long aborted or long-forgotten storylines from the 1990s and brings them forward in a consequential manner, creating fresh problems for The Parkers and other characters to overcome. Joe Quesada, a fan of the book, has often called Spider-Girl the "natural continuation of the Parkers' lives" in interviews, making some beleive it is in fact the "proper" continuity, though this is still heavily disputed.
* In the {{Spider-man}} comics, one of the popular stories during the early 80's dealt with the identity of the Hobgoblin. The writer for the storyline, Roger Stern, left the series before revealing the identity. The storyline was passed around between several writers, before being resolved controversially and in a way that left a ''gaping'' PlotHole. Eventually, Roger Stern was brought back to write the miniseries ''Hobgoblin Lives'' after editors were made aware of said PlotHole, which undid the previous resolution and told the story as Stern originally intended.
* Marvel launched a Fix Fic aimed at one of comics' greatest {{dork age}}s, the {{Spider-Man}} Clone Saga, a six-part series named, appropriately, ''Spider-Man: The REAL Clone Saga''. It's written by Tom [=DeFalco=], who was one of the editors of the original disaster and purports to "explore the story as it was originally conceived". The mini-series took several liberties and pot-shots at the Saga and later developments in Spider-Man books, climaxing with the message that Peter Parker should be a proud father by this point in his life.
* Creator/JossWhedon's run on ''[[Comicbook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]'' can be considered this for Creator/GrantMorrison's controversial ''Comicbook/NewXMen'', to which it's framed as a direct sequel. In a few ways:
** Its basic premise involves the X-Men trying to revamp their image by donning new spandex costumes and acting as superheroes full-time. One of ''New X-Men'''s main selling points was the X-Men's decision to trade their colorful spandex costumes for black leather, which went along with Morrison's plan to distance the book from the superhero genre.
** One of the earliest scenes in the run has Logan calling Scott out for sleeping with Emma immediately after Jean's death--which was [[DieForOurShip one of the most criticized plot points]] of Morrison's run.
** It has Kitty raise the possibility that Emma is manipulating Scott's mind, likely a reaction to the fact that Emma basically ''was'' doing that in Morrison's run. He also explains [[{{Flanderization}} Emma's spoiled attitude]] during ''New X-Men'' as the results of...
*** A) PTSD from living through the Genosha incident.
*** B) [[spoiler: Being psychically manipulated by Cassandra Nova as part of a BatmanGambit to free herself.]]
** It includes a tense meeting between Scott and Nick Fury, where Scott calls Fury out for the superhero community's failure to respond to the Sentinels' attack on Genosha, which killed almost 16 million mutants--[[LampshadeHanging calling attention to]] the dodgy implications of Morrison's decision to [[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham ignore all other Marvel superheroes]] during his run on ''X-Men''.
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* This was more or less the intention with the 2008 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's BridesheadRevisited. Despite being considered a modern classic that deals with homosexuality and religion, Waugh, who was a Catholic convert, had a very conservative theological view and [[StealthPun comes out]] in favour of a GodIsGood moral. The 1981 miniseries, despite being adapted by an atheist, kept motif because he admired how well Waugh worked the themes of grace into the text. The 2008 film, by the screenwriters and director's own admission, attempted to update the story to modern sensibilities with the homo-eroticism made less ambiguous. The screenwriter even admitted that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks "it will upset purists".]] A very explicit change is that it treats [[GodIsEvil God and Catholicism as the villains]] of the story. Lady Marchmain in particular went from a more sympathetic, complex character to a downright villain (though played well by Emma Thompson). A lot of fans of the book, even those who have the same views of the filmmakers, did not appreciate the changes. In addition to this it should be noted that the movie's failure at the box-office could also be attributed to an UnpleasableFanbase who automatically held the 1981 British serial as superior.
* The film of Creator/RoaldDahl's TheWitches could be seen as a controversial example, given that Dahl himself was upset at the writers inserting a character who, at the end [[spoiler:found the boys and turned them back from mice to humans]], going against the explicit ending of the book. Lukewarm reviews did not help either.
** There's also the fact that it was a family film and really who'd want to see such a film end on such a depressing note.
* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' uses a CosmicRetcon involving time-travel to undo some of the more unpopular plot points from ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', and it takes special care to give a wide range of characters their own subplots--Mystique, Beast and Professor Xavier noticeably take center-stage far more often than they did in previous movies--to answer criticisms about [[SpotlightStealingSquad Wolverine constantly hogging the focus from other characters]]. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Cyclops, Jean Grey and Professor Xavier are alive again, Rogue and Bobby are still together, Rogue has her powers back, and Jean and Cyclops are back to OfficialCouple status.]]
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* ''Chapter's Due'', Creator/GrahamMcNeill's sixth UltraMarines novel, is something of a fixfic for the 5th edition fluff for the Space Marines Codex. It acknowledges that the Ultramarines do make mistakes, and that while they are some of the finest warriors in the Imperium, other chapters are still better than them at some things.
* ''The Cold Solution'' by Don Sakers [[AnArmAndALeg provides a solution]] to the [[{{Unwinnable}} unwinnable scenario]] of "Literature/TheColdEquations" by Tom Godwin. (This is not to say that the original story [[Headscratchers/TheColdEquations doesn't have its flaws]] -- in fact, the author didn't like the ending, either, and repeatedly "[came] up with ingenious ways to save the girl", only for the editor to reject them.)
* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Warlock'', the Doctor and his companions adopt a kitten and name him Chichester. In a gratutious KickTheDog moment to ensure ItsPersonal, the villains steal the kitten and subsequently kill him. In the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''City of the Dead'', we're told that during the amnesia arc the Doctor catnapped Chichester and took him to live with a Welsh couple, although he wasn't sure why. (Note that this does nothing for the stolen animals that [[NominalImportance weren't named]].)
* The ''GauntsGhosts'' and ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' series are, essentially, the result of injecting the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[CrapsackWorld setting]] with an enormous does of optimism and competence. Yes, there is always a new horror lurking around the corner and brutal death and destruction are everyday facts of life, but even after ten millenia of constant war the Imperium is still filled with brave men and women that are willing and able to defend the innocent against the scum of the galaxy. The former series even saw a reinvisioning of the Imperial Guard, lifting them out of complete and total RedShirt status, and into MauveShirt or even MenOfSherwood status within the fluff.
* There are at least two different books that undo the DownerEnding of ''LetsGoPlayAtTheAdams''.
* ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'', the fifth book in ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ended with most of the main characters being killed off. Creator/DouglasAdams was going to write a sixth book to undo this, but he died before he could. Eventually, in 2009, EoinColfer wrote an official fix-fic: ''Literature/AndAnotherThing''
* Creator/ConnieWillis's ''Remake'' has one of the characters work in a place called "Happy Endings" which can "re-do" the endings to sad movies and make them happy. The main character thinks this is stupid, especially since their end to ''{{Casablanca}}'' would involve [[spoiler:Ilsa's husband dying and her and Rick embracing, meaning [[InferredHolocaust the Nazis would kill them]]]]. At the end, however, he comes up with a better happy ending to ''Casablanca'': [[spoiler:a DistantFinale, where after the war is over, Ilsa (her husband dead) returns to the ruins of Rick's Bar and meets him]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' did something similar to spoof this concept in "Dr. Jay" via crossbreeding it with ExecutiveMeddling and ViewersAreMorons: Duke Phillips' "Phillipsvision", which not only gives happy endings to films like ''Casablanca'', but also incorporates LowestCommonDenominator elements throughout: ''Spartacus'' ends with a ''Smokey and the Bandit''-inspired chase, and [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane's]] last word is "[[WaynesWorld Schwing]]."
* ''The Road to Avalon'' by Joan Wolf reads like one for the KingArthur legends. Morgan le Fay and Arthur are ChildhoodFriends and each other's true loves, only kept apart due to their being too closely related. Morgan isn't evil, and neither is their son Mordred. Arthur accepts Guinevere's adultery with Bedwyr (a CompositeCharacter of Bedivere and Lancelot) since he cannot love her himself, and becomes their SecretKeeper. When Camelot comes crashing down it's none of their fault.
* ''The Adventure of the Empty House'' was essentially a fix-fic for Literature/SherlockHolmes - after so many complaining fans and having a need for money, [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Doyle]] brought Holmes back to life, [[AuthorsSavingThrow retconning what happened at Reichenbach]] and justifying the retcon admirably.
* ''Love, Stargirl'', the 2007 sequel to Jerry Spinelli's ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'', effectively {{retcon}}s away the DistantFinale the first book provided, ending on a massive HopeSpot for the [[spoiler: reunion of Leo and Stargirl.]]
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse seems to have certain authors as on-call repairmen:
** TimothyZahn, of course. Remember the "How Zahn Could Fix This Mess" fanfics? Well, when Bantam Spectra, then-publisher of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' books, was about to lose the license to Del Rey Books, they released the HandOfThrawn. Luke as an InvincibleHero and MarySue? Gone. The ridiculous Lando/Mara relationship hints? RetCon. And so on, and so forth. The duology served as a capper to an entire era and would have made a GrandFinale...
*** And given [[NewJediOrder what came]] [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce afterward]], some wish it had been, as it would have avoided CharacterDerailment, DependingOnTheWriter, WriterOnBoard, ArmedWithCanon ShipToShipCombat...not to mention, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll killing off]] Zahn's characters]]. ''FateOfTheJedi'' was intended as a series-long Fix Fic for ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'', but didn't quite work out. The fans haven't rejected it as totally as Legacy, but the series still turned out decidedly unpopular, fixing superficial issues but ignoring more serious ones.
** Likewise, Zahn's ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'' and its sequel ''Literature/ChoicesOfOne'' fixes the Stormtroopers, disregarding the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy and showing readers that they're as individual as the heroes, and can be a real threat.
** Close behind Zahn is MichaelStackpole. His ''I, Jedi'' spent half its length fixing the JediAcademyTrilogy. Besides writing in popular characters [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] and [[XWingSeries Corran Horn]], strengthening internal continuity, the book calls out Luke (and Trilogy writer KevinJAnderson, really) for: enabling the universe's largest KarmaHoudini, suggesting that [[AMillionIsAStatistic a solar system is a statistic]], and claiming (or perhaps forging) an OmniscientMoralityLicense. It also does a good job of [[JustifiedTrope justifying]] Luke's actions, straightening him out, and putting him back on the right path. Yes, ''at the same time.'' And yes, that's only the first half of the book.
** AaronAllston got into the game, too. All of his XWingSeries books, solid stories in their own right, also fix other novels. The Wraith Squadron books repair ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'', turning the [[HarmlessVillain cartoonishly evil]] Warlord Zsinj and General Melvar into Intelligence-trained {{Chessmaster}}s with a mastery of ObfuscatingStupidity, and explain the inconsistent references to [[spoiler:the destruction of ''Iron Fist'', with the ''Second Death'' gambit]]. ''Starfighters of Adumar'' wraps up the unpopular Wedge Antilles/Qui Xux pairing and and gives the popular-but-heretofore-subtext-only Wedge/Iella Wessiri pairing a RelationshipUpgrade. And ''Mercy Kill'' gives a lot of backfill to help show the individual cost of the [[NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong War]] and events since, suggesting that maybe the galaxy can recover, not just get worse.
* Creator/IsaacAsimov wrote a short story, "The Up-to-date Sorcerer", that serves as a Fix Fic to the ending of the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operetta ''Theatre/TheSorcerer''. The characters, all familiar with the operetta, find themselves in an identical situation, discard the solution used in the play as unworkable, and come up with a better way to resolve the dilemma. [[http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hrgsp/pastshows.php At least one]] modern production of ''The Sorcerer'' has used Asimov's ending instead of the original.
** MarvinKaye's novel ''The Incredible Umbrella'' has Wells reveal that he ''faked'' his self-sacrifice while dispelling the love-potion mess, in order to avoid having to deal with dissatisfied customers.
* As mentioned in the fanfic examples for ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} the musical]] is basically a fixfic for the book. Elphaba [[spoiler: and Fieyro don't die and get to live happily ever after, albeit in exile.]]
* The Heroes novella 'Saving Charlie' appears to be one at first where Hiro [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin saves Charlie]], but ultimately, it's just a more in-depth look at their relationship which ends with him going back to future. The interesting thing is Hiro did go back try to save her again in the series and ended up being successful, but the actress was on another series and the relationship was sunk for something else.
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* A ''Series/BlakesSeven'' example that seems likely: the episode "The Harvest Of Kairos", written by an author whose general work suggests serious problems with women, had [[BigBad Servalan]] suddenly and [[CharacterDerailment unconvincingly]] becoming a lust-crazed masochistic doormat to a ridiculously over-the-top [[VillainSue Villain Stu]]. Two years later Creator/TanithLee scripted an episode called "Sand" in which a very similar character appears, [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty lusts after her]], gets squashed by her with barely any effort, and [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing dies pathetically]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Over the course of 30 years, nearly every ''Series/DoctorWho'' TV storyline was adapted into novelisations. This often allowed writers - especially those who wrote the original scripts - to revise and enhance elements of their stories in ways that couldn't be done when they were broadcast. The most extreme case was ''The Massacre'' where the original writer novelised his first draft of the script, ignoring all the changes later made at the producers' request. In recent years, AudioGO has put out audio book readings of many of these novelisations; at least two (as of 2013) have been brand-new, rewritten works crafted for audio by the original scriptwriters in lieu of the original novels which were written by house writers.
** Some of the books in particular rewrite bits of FanonDiscontinuity for FanWank reasons. For instance, the Sixth Doctor's [[DroppedABridgeOnHim very random, stupid and slightly mean-spirited death]] has ''two'' books providing an improved reasoning - one is turned into a noble sacrifice after having his life force drained by a malevolent pan-dimensional being, and the other is engineered by the {{Chessmaster}} Seventh Doctor to ensure his own existence. Romana's [[CostumeTestMontage odd and arbitrary regeneration sequence]] is changed into a shapeshifter imitating her form (in "The Lying Old Witch In The Wardrobe"). BigFinishDoctorWho has two versions for Romana's regeneration, which are explained [[http://www.tetrap.com/drwho/disccon/5/chaospool.html#boxitem here]].
** The episode "The Name of the Doctor" has a montage of various Great Intelligence and Clara splinters fixing the Doctor's timeline in old episodes. Most of the episodes chosen to do this with are notoriously bad ones, most notably the much-maligned LiteralCliffhanger in "Dragonfire" where the Doctor dangles himself off a cliff for no reason - the re-edit shows that he's leapt off the cliff to escape the malevolent presence torturing him...
** As the ExpandedUniverse doesn't have to contend with the popularism and limited special effects budget of the television series, this enables it to give Doctors adventures that they never could have had on camera due to being far too expensive, or impossible to show with the technology at the time, or really interesting stories too slow or dark or weird to appease its target audience.
** In the late 1970s, there was [[TheMerch a line of toy dolls]] based on the series, all of which were heinously OffModel - the Doctor had a totally different face due to being a repurposed from an unpopular figure of a different actor dressed in the Doctor's clothes, Leela had a massive frizzy hairstyle, the K-1 Robot was a strange triangle shape, the Cyberman had a ''nose'', and so on. As the revival series has boosted the merchandising budget, a range of 'retro figures' was released based on the 70s toy line, keeping similar proportions and the same soft-clothed appearance but drastically improving the quality of the sculpts, as well as expanding the range to include other popular Tom Baker-era villains (some dating from after the toy line) like Morbius, Scaroth, Styre, the undead Master from "The Deadly Assassin" and so on.
* ''SaturdayNightLive'''s "lost ending" to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' is essentially a professional Fix Fic intended to eliminate Mr. Potter's KarmaHoudini. Basically, the townsfolk discover he double-crossed George Bailey, form a mob and go after Potter, who is revealed to not even [[ObfuscatingDisability really be a]] [[EvilCripple cripple]]. It ends with them [[SoundtrackDissonance singing "Auld Lang Syne" as they savagely beat him.]]
* The licensed ''Franchise/StarTrek'' books of the so-called StarTrekNovelVerse gives us the ''[[StarTrekStringTheory String Theory]]'' trilogy, which fixes up ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Why is Captain Janeway so out of character at the beginning of Season Five, and other points later on? Why did the Nacene Caretaker species not show up after season two? Why is ''Voyager'' in top condition as of the later seasons despite dwindling supplies? Why did Kes suddenly turn bitter and evil in "Fury"? This trilogy fills in all the gaps, and helps make ''Voyager'''s continuity a lot easier to swallow. However, some readers have suggested that [[VoodooShark the answers given here are weirder than the possible plot holes they try to plug]], others that the things being fixed weren’t too much of a distraction anyway.
* Much of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' fandom was ''very'' unhappy with the series finale "These Are The Voyages", but one aspect in particular is largely regarded as FanonDiscontinuity: [[spoiler:Trip Tucker's death]]. One of the ''Literature/StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch'' novels, ''The Good That Men Do'', explained that the above event was a hoax propagated by TheFederation for centuries and that [[spoiler:he had actually gone undercover with the Romulans]].
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Wrestling/RingOfHonor tribute to Wrestling/UltimateWarrior featuring Machismo King Jay Lethal and [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] was basically a fix fic to Ultimate Warrior's Retirement match with Wrestling/RandySavage. It was mostly an accurate recreation, except for one crucial detail...[[/folder]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Nicholas Briggs states that he explicitly wrote the audio drama ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoFDAS1E4EnergyOfTheDaleks The Energy of the Daleks]]'' as a fixfic -- he realized that Tom Baker never got a straight classic Dalek adventure, instead being the first Doctor to have all of his Dalek stories overshadowed by Davros. So, he gave Tom a Dalek tale that was Davros-free.
** The Big Finish audios often [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap rescue]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter wasted characters]] and EnsembleDarkhorse figures, with the Sixth Doctor being the primary beneficiary (as the then-incumbent Seventh and [[WeHardlyKnewYe Eighth Doctors]] had popular book lines that fleshed them out a lot, but the then-past Sixth Doctor had to share his novels with five other more popular Doctors). Another repaired character is Susan, a character so [[ScreamingWoman disastrously]] [[TheLoad written]] that her actress became the first ever companion to leave the show, gets a much more nuanced characterisation in both her stories with her original Doctor and as the companion for the Eighth. Some of the UnfortunateImplications in Leela being PutOnABus by having her StrangledByTheRedString and leave to marry a Gallifreyan are also undone in the ''Gallifrey'' series, which is about her and Romana getting involved in DeadlyDecadentCourt political machinations.
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* The RPG of ''TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles'' book series has a section listing characters who have appeared in the novels. One of them is mentioned as "not coming back" after being {{mind rape}}d beyond repair. The book suggests that a player might find inspiration in having that character, or one like her, recover anyway. In the margin comments, Harry Dresden is torn between being angry at the situation being treated lightly, and hopeful that the character might find peace, even if only in the context of a role playing game.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* OlderThanFeudalism, as {{Creator/Euripides}} wrote ''Iphigenia in Tauris'' to have her survive through DeusExMachina.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* As is ''Below the Root'' for the huge mistake author Zilpha Keatley Snyder acknowledged herself to have made at the end of the ''Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy''. Probably also the first video game canon sequel to a book.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' had one added to its DS remake. The first five chapters play out as they did in the original version. [[spoiler:The sixth chapter allows you to revive both the big bad and the elven lady he loved, whose death pushed him to become the ultimate evil. [[LoveRedeems Redeemed by love]], the big bad then joins your party and fights beside you to take down one of his flunkies, the one who ordered the elf's death and therefore manipulated him into becoming the ultimate monster.]]
* ''DynastyWarriorsGundam'' functions close to the same as Super Robot Wars but exclusively for Gundam. Where the player takes the place of prominent historical Franchise/{{Gundam}} heros during their battles. With enough skill, one can [[SparedByTheAdaptation prevent]] some of the tragic deaths of these series.
** The game additionally features an 'Original story' mode that functions as a crossover for most of the series and allows the player to explore the motivations of some of Franchise/{{Gundam}}'s classical villains, even in some cases redeeming them.
* Done in {{Ever17}}, where [[spoiler:in the best ending, Blick Winkel, the reader, travels back in time to make sure Takeshi and Coco live until the events in 2034.]]
* In the video game for Creator/PeterJackson's ''KingKong,'' [[spoiler:destroying enough airplanes and the searchlights during the final level will earn you an alternate ending where Kong survives, is returned to his island and receives a visit from Ann.]]
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' is basically Creator/ChrisAvellone's Fix Fic (but also a DeconstructionFic) for the entire ''Star Wars'' universe. But it is a DarkFic in terms of the storyline.
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha: Battle of the Aces'' makes a significant change to the ''A'''s continuity; [[spoiler:Reinforce Ein [[SchrodingersCat survives instead of sacrificing herself for Hayate]], but by the end of the story, loses her ability to Unison with Hayate]].
** [[spoiler:No, she still has the ability as shown in the sequel ''Gears of Destiny'', but she's still dying. She has enough time to teach Hayate the proper way to use her magic before passing away and helps create Reinforce Zwei before then. Still sad, but much better than what happened to her in canon.]]
* On a somewhat meta level, the second ''[[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Hyperdimension Neptunia]]'' game was largely a case of "What could we have done if we hadn't [[NoBudget run out of money]]?", helped along by the first game's TrueEnding leaving absolutely zero plot threads for a sequel. This is admitted right in the title, with the game branded mk2 instad of a traditional sequel.
* ''VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable'' has elements of this towards its parent anime series. Player choices can make it so that the outcomes of certain {{Wham Episode}}s are more favorable than in the anime. The trope can also be inverted, though, by making said choices result in ''even worse outcomes''. For example, [[spoiler:the player could save Mami from being killed by Charlotte, only to have her turn into a witch later.]]
* ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'' is billed as a sequel to [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} the 1983 movie]]. It begins with the climactic shootout at Tony Montana's mansion as an ActionPrologue, and literally the first enemy the player has to kill is [[spoiler:Skull, the assassin who shot Tony in the back at the end of the film.]]
* Perhaps the single most successful and best-known offical example of Fix Fic is the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series; they quite often take series that are seen as "good but flawed", such as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' or ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', and then proceed to "correct" what the fandom (and sometimes the professional critics) identify as narrative problems in the individual stories when making the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover plots for the games. Examples include having [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] become a much more mature, rational person due to more human contact or fixing some of the CharacterDerailment that affected ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]''. Other times they simply provide the "best" scenario possible from ambiguous works, such as Amuro and Char surviving their final showdown in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char's Counterattack]]'', or preventing tragic character deaths such as [[spoiler:''[[MartianSuccessorNadesico Gai Daigoji]]'' or ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Elpe Puru]]]]''.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' deserves special mention, as the first game fixes the massive BrokenBase that is ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' by having everyone involved act more intelligently and treats both Kira and Shinn's sides as equally good and heroic. Then ''Z2 Saisei-Hen'' went and fixed ''Anime/CodeGeass'' by [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbMxufJKDqo letting the player decide whether or not to betray Lelouch, and thus ultimately prevent Zero Requiem from happening]].]] On the other hand, ''Z2 Hakai-hen'' doesn't let the player prevent the "big three" plotline deaths of [[spoiler:[[GurrenLagann Kamina]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 the original Lockon Stratos]], and [[Anime/CodeGeass Euphemia li Britannia]]. The latter [[UnexplainedRecovery ultimately shows up, alive and well]], as Suzaku mopes post-FLEIJA explosion.]]
** Keep in mind, at least at first, the whole nature of this trope was for [[CompetitiveBalance balance reasons]], as being too faithful to each series' storyline will definitely cause to end the game with very few characters, especially from series who normally ends with [[TheHeroDies very]] [[DownerEnding dark]] or [[BittersweetEnding bitterweet conclusions]], but later this become one of the most striking features of the whole franchise.
** On the other hand, the franchise has go to the ''opposite'' direction and they also outright killed characters who are supposed to survive at the end of their series, normally villains who [[KarmaHoudini didn't get what they deserve in their original series]] like [[spoiler:[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX The Frost Bros.]], [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Haruki Kusakabe]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Katejina Loos]]]](through she is portrayed much more sympathetically in most media she appears in).
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' is an example of this as Judd Winick, who wrote both the original comics story and this movie, considers the movie the better version.
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