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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 extended universe of ''Star Trek''. And honestly, reading the Shatnerverse will sort of make you wish they had stopped with the bridge."''
-->-- '''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''' 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 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter didn't focus on a certain character enough]]. 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.

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.

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

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}}.


!!FanFiction Examples:

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* Numerous ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' fan works try to avert [[spoiler:Griffith's FaceHeelTurn]].
* 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 whether 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 ''Anime/BloodPlus'' 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.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' has received one recently in ''FanFic/DairantouSaintZearth''
* A large portion of ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' fanfics take place post-series and fix the DidNotGetTheGirl ending. Either Canaan eventually comes back to Maria or the two figure out a way to work out a LongDistanceRelationship.
* There are a huge number of those in the Spanish-speaking parts of the ''Manga/CandyCandy'' fandom, the most common fics are the ones where [[spoiler: Candy and Terry are reunited and they get married in the end,]] considering that there is ''a lot'' of backlash towards the series' ending among Latin American fans. There are also some fanfics where [[spoiler: Anthony]] survives his accident
* It's literally impossible to go to the ''Anime/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'':
** ''Code Geass'' 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 Zero Requiem, or should 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 than ever before]] (at that point in time the full nature of the Geass is still unknown) or [[PeggySue send him back to when he first obtained his Geass with all his memories in tact]].]] Much more possibilities exist.
** One [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12263687/1/Understudy fic]] has Zero Requiem happen as it did in canon until Suzaku is in position to slay Lelouch, where he instead apparently hesitates, letting Lelouch's troops have enough time to gun him down. It turns out Suzaku sabotaged Zero Requiem so that he would not only be killed, but he'd take the blame for both Lelouch's atrocities as emperor and earlier actions such as the deaths of Britannian royalty.
*** 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'':
** ''Death Note'' 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.]] Another is having [[spoiler: Matt and Mello]] survive or be brought BackFromTheDead somehow and live HappilyEverAfter together. 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.
* Due to the large amounts of [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted plotlines]] and numerous [[PlotHole plot holes]] of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', there are quite a good number of fan fictions that remake the entire premise, clearing up the plot holes as well as giving previously shafted villains more screen time. While initially, it follows the Digimon Emperor arc more closely, after the arc ended the series begins to diverge into whole new plotlines with different adventures.
* ''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 {{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.
* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** 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.
* Several fanfics of the fantasy novel and manga ''Literature/{{Gate}}: Thus the JSDF Fought There'' puts the novel's original extreme right-wing fallacies to it's grave and attempts to give a more politically accurate response to the Ginza Incident; mainly USA and Japan honouring the Mutual Defense Treaty and then sending a joint task force instead of the Japanese-only military policy observed in the series.
** Of note is the fanfic ''FanFic/ManifestDestiny'', who's author has set about to better portray issues such as local economics, culture, global politics, and most noticeably psychology, issues that the original either glossed over, oversimplified, or ignored. The result is much DarkerAndEdgier story, more along the vein of ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' then it's source.
* ''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 Creator/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.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** 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? 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 ''Manga/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.
** With the end of the series and the resolution of the romantic pairings, [[ShipSinking upset shipping]] fanfic writers have taken to the task of making their own endings with their favourite pairing (usually Naruto/Sakura) fulfilled by going full FanonDiscontinuity with the canon ending, some of the common trends are:
*** Making their own versions of chapters 699-700 where Sakura rebukes Sasuke's apology and then hooks up with Naruto.
*** Revealing that the entire canon ending is in reality [[SchrodingersButterfly taking place in the Infinite Tsukiyomi dreamworld]].
*** Rewriting the entire [[{{Canon}} canonical]] movie ''[[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last]]'' to either switch Hinata's role in it with Sakura, or somehow making Naruto pairing up with Sakura instead of Hinata at the end.
*** Divorcing or outright widowing the characters. This usually happens with people who like Boruto, Himawari, Sarada, Inojin, and/or Shikadai too much to {{retcon}} them away.
*** Alternatively to the above, "Cheat Fics", where the adults are portrayed as unhappy with their marriages, resulting in outright cheating on their spouses.
** Even if ''Naruto'''s fandom is [[BrokenBase broken beyond repair]], there is something most fans unanimously dislike: the fact that Naruto never made past Genin in the manga. It would be easier to mention the fanfics that ''doesn't'' give Naruto a(n admittedly well deserved) promotion to Chunin or Jonin. Even the anime itself changed this.
** There are dozens of fan-works where Naruto's parents didn't die (or at minimum one of them, usually Kushina, survived). The anime even explored this in a filler arc (along with the massacre never happening).
* 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). Well over half of them also involve Shinji and Asuka's relationship.
** ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'' tries to fix the {{Canon}} and ''two'' fanfics, “A Throne of Bayonets” and “The Way Out Is Through” to give Shinji and Asuka and the rest of the cast a happier ending. After the events of "A Throne Of Bayonets", Shinji and Asuka are physically and emotionally burned and wrecked, but then a stranger shows up and makes an offer...
** ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'' fixes Shinji and Asuka's relationship, giving both teenagers the skill to have a civil conversation, and injecting a generous dose of waffiness.
** ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'' tries to fix the psychological damage done to the main characters and their relationship.
** In ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'', Shinji gets Kryptonian powers and an early lesson on power and responsibility. As a result of it, he tries to use his powers to help people. When he is summoned to Tokyo-3, he is still shy and soft-spoken, but he is more emotionally stable and more compassionate than his canon counterpart, he is committed to help and protect others, and he is powerful enough to fight anything is thrown at him.
** 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 Millennium, 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.
** Its "parent" series ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'' fixes some little things (Shinji is less meek, Asuka's childhood is less horrid...) before sending everyone and everything straight to Hell.
** ''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.
** ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' fixes Shinji and Asuka's post-war relationship, among other things.
** ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'' consists in Shinji going back to the past and trying to fix the monumental mess that the original timeline was.
** ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'' gives Asuka ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' powers. As a result, Asuka becomes a super-heroine, learns her existence is not worthless without Eva, evolves into a better person and has a real chance to avert the end of the world.
** In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji and Asuka manage to get over their worst issues, get together and and go back to the past to save the world.
* There's a veritable cottage industry of ''Franchise/OnePiece'' fics dedicated to [[spoiler:saving Ace]]. For other fics, it may not be the main point, but it's still a very popular change to make.
* One ''{{Manga/Parasyte}}'' H-doujin reinterprets [[HumanityIsInfectious Reiko]]'s death as ThatManIsDead, and ends with her starting a human family with Mamoru.
* Lots of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fics have elements of this.
** Reuniting one of the main characters with at least one Pokémon they no longer have is pretty common.
** There are quite a few in which Ash [[spoiler:defeats Alain and takes the Kalos League Championship]].
** Brock, Misty, May, Dawn, Serena, or whatever travelling companion the writer favors never having been PutOnTheBus.
* 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.]]
*** "[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/3420 I've Managed To Save Mami-san]]" is a remarkably straightforward fancomic in which the timely application of [[spoiler:a [[{{Manga/Berserk}} Dragonslayer]] to the face]] manages to, well, save Mami. The author continued in the same vein with [[spoiler:Guts]] BigDamnHero-ing [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/6327 Sayaka]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/10965 Kyoko]] and (in an Anime/AttackOnTitan crossover) [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/11819 Mina]].
* 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 Fix Fics 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 Fics 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 Fics, 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 ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' 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.
* A significant number of ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' fanfics have Kaori Miyazono [[spoiler:survive her surgery or come BackFromTheDead, the latter usually through supernatural means.]]
* Practically every ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fanfic set after the GrandFinale will bring Atem 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 Atem/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...
* There were already a large number of AU ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'' fics out there, but after the extremely controversial Season 3 and its ending, many authors have taken it upon themselves to fix that particular season; and sometimes even the more well-regarded (but still polarizing) Season 2 and the highly-praised Season 1. A common thread usually involves [[spoiler:the counterparts all regaining their bodies and living HappilyEverAfter, as opposed to the canon where they all eventually reunite as one]].
* ''FanFic/CrossAngeFutatsuSekaiNoBorder'' is a {{Continuation}} of [[Anime/CrossAnge the original series]] that focuses on the [[VillainProtagonist Mana people]], after the said events that lead Mana to ruin. Mana has traded places as being the unfair victims due to already be victims of MindControl and LaserGuidedAmnesia. The fic follows Ange's sister, who shows that Mana is a lot more conscious, more redeeming than initially portrayed.
* ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' features an InUniverse example. Miki (a.k.a. [[AwesomeMcCoolName Destiny Fucker]]) is a member of a Doujinshi circle called "Fate Deniers" that specializes in turning series with {{Bad Ending}}s into good ones; ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' was specifically mentioned as one of the canons they used.


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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]].
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has an odd example in ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic''. [[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 Fix Fic, 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/TheFamiliarOfZero''. 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 ''Manga/{{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 [[Manga/{{Sekirei}} Minato]], the story is much different than Sekirei. It also made the [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming reunion of Kusano and Shiina]] happen much earlier, made Akitsu [[ThrowTheDogABone an official Sekirei]], and saved Chiho before Uzume's main/canon [[KilledOffForReal death]]. Also, with how the story's progressing, it has lessened the chance of Shirou becoming Archer. With more action and badassery (courtesy of Shirou), it won't be going too far if one says it's [[BetterThanCanon better than the original]]. It seems it will end in a [[NotHisSled different way than the original]].
* ''[[Fanfic/ToAruverseRewriteProject In Memoriam]]'' does this for ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', 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 ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao'', focusing more on Keena Soga as she TakesALevelInBadass, by making her into quite a hero and then forms a BadassCrew as a result. Interestingly, the fic has Akuto, Junko, Kurone and Fujiko PutOnABus, likely to focus on this group more. Bonus 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.
** As of Chapter 22, Akuto, Junko, Kurone have now appeared, and it seems Fujiko is also getting a similar treatment as Eiko by being a more capable villain as she also turned into sort of a joke character in the actual canon.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7330418/1/My_Life_Cant_Lose_Its_Normality My Life Can't Lose Its Normality]]'', an ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' 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 three other, extremely well-written, Fix Fics -- ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'', the FanFic/ANewChanceSeries, and ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. The first two 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 ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', 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 latter fic is inspired by Ashes and uses a similar set up for fixing things, though the fic is more focused on targeting smaller issues like Pidgeot and the Counter-Shield than a full rewrite of canon Ash's attempts.
* The ''Anime/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]].
* ''Fanfic/AProtectorsPride'' is basically all the characters in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' being a lot smarter and pragmatic than their canon counterparts. For example, Ichigo, Orihime, and Chad devoting more time to actually mastering their powers, Orihime being willing to use her powers offensively in battle, and Ikkaku using his Bankai during the Fake Karakura Town arc.
* ''Fanfic/TheCrimsonGarment'' is most certainly a ''Anime/KillLaKill'' Fix Fic. It's DarkerAndEdgier compared to the anime it's based on, removes much of the zaniness and WorldOfHam qualities, and makes the twist that [[spoiler: Life Fibers are aliens]] common knowledge, which causes the main cast to make more competent decisions than their original counterparts. It also considerably [[AdaptationalAngstUpgrade cranks up the amount of angst the main cast goes through]] ''especially'' [[BadassDecay Satsuki]]
* ''Blog/AskTheNewHopesPeak'' is this, a ContinuationFic, a CharacterBlog, and a RecursiveFanfiction that follows ''Anime/{{Danganronpa3}}'' and its [[EsotericHappyEnding somewhat controversial ending.]] It elaborates on the fact that, even if the Tragedy itself is over, things are definitely ''not'' all sunshine and rainbows for everyone.
* ''Fanfic/ExtraLife'' fixes Chiaki's execution in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', having Izuru secretly resuscitate and then hide her from Junko. Besides chronicling her recovery and CharacterDevelopment, it also fills vague canon details or wraps up dangling plot threads, offering some {{Worldbuilding}} about the time of the Tragedy, an explanation for the Neo World Program's construction, screentime for underused characters like Miaya, and a resolution for the Towa City captives.
* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' turned into this for ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', even combining the BigBad's motivations and the fan-observed shortcomings of SAO's game elements into a far more believable scenario.
* ''Fanfic/SonOfTheSannin'' at first glance comes across as a very traditional Manga/{{Naruto}} Fix Fic, but it goes also into meta-level. The premise starts with Jiraiya and Tsunade raising Naruto together as he grows up, and sticking around Konoha during those years. The introductory arc shows them preventing canon tragedies such as the sacrifice of Hizashi Hyuga or Gaara turning into an AxCrazy murderer. However, other interesting WhatIf scenarios are explored, [[spoiler: such as the aftermath of the Uchiha Clan pulling off their coup, resulting in Konoha losing a lot of its military manpower, including clan leaders Hiashi Hyuga and Inoichi Yamanaka, and Orochimaru taking advantage of the ensuing chaos to snatch the Sharingan for himself]]. As a result of this, Konoha is forced to up the standards in the Ninja Academy to ensure that the graduates are better prepared to handle future threats. The story goes out of its way to fix many of the plot holes left in canon while still staying true to the spirit of the series.
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3100709 At least one]] ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' fanfic rewrites the ending of the series so that the characters [[spoiler:keep their disabilities instead of ThrowingOffTheDisability]]. The girls learn [[spoiler:to live with their disabilities]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]

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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.
* The return of Hal Jordan as Franchise/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 ''ComicBook/New52'' reboot has many fans trying to find a way to go back to the old continuity. Fics range from it being a hallucination caused by a villain to Donna Troy refusing to be erased from existence again and returning to dismantle the universe.
** DC ''themselves'' have attempted something of a fix themselves with the transition to [[Comicbook/DCRebirth Rebirth]] - among other things, bringing back the original Superman (married to Lois Lane and all) as well as the red-headed Wally West.
* 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 spawned quite a few. Usually involving the use of a Lazarus Pit, for obvious reasons.
* Franchise/SpiderMan:
** Fix Fics of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' usually involve MJ and Peter kicking Mephisto's ass and/or a guest appearance by ComicBook/DoctorStrange[=/=]Franchise/TheAvengers.
** 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: [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Otto Octavius]]]], who is a more controversial replacement Spider-Man. [[spoiler: That said, it may die down now the case of the classic Marvel universe since Peter's back]].
** [[spoiler:Same with Ultimate. Peter's back (it's hinted he and Osborn are resistant to death thanks to the OZ serum. After a freak-out and fight with Morales (namely to get his dad's webshooters back), Peter and Miles team up to beat the reborn Goblin. With Miles curb-stomping the Goblin, Peter gives Miles his blessings and says he will [[WanderingTheEarth wander the Earth]]... though more accurately, he ended up more-or-less eloping with MJ.]]
** ComicBook/RenewYourVows is the official AU version of this to One More Day, giving Spidey and Mary Jane the family life that fans wanted with many wishing it was canon. Especially after the events of the miniseries gives [[spoiler:MJ technology alloweing her to share Pete's powers and fight crime alongside their super-powered daughter Annie as a BadassFamily]].


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* ''Fanfic/ABetterClassOfCriminal'' seems to be leaning this way, retelling Batman/NoMansLand with a supervillain elected mayor and made responsible for holding society in Gotham together.
* 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 [[Magazine/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.
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7768042 Oracle: Re Birth]]'' is a one-shot that fixes the New 52 {{retool}} of Barbara Gordon. It turns out Barbara is still Oracle but someone else - [[spoiler:who turns out to be an android with her memories]] - has been masquerading as Batgirl while Barbara is held hostage.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''[[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 ''Fanfic/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.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' fan-fiction has a good number of stories that have [[spoiler:the characters that died being revived in one way or another.]]
* There are more ''Disney/BigHero6'' fanfics that retcon/handwave away [[spoiler:Tadashi]]'s death than all of Baymax' medical procedures.
* There are several ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfics that have Elsa's and Anna's parents turn out to be alive. It's unknown if their bodies were found or not, thus many writers give them amnesia or otherwise create a reason why they couldn't come home immediately.
* In the wake of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3,'' a cottage industry of Fix Fic has sprung up, getting [[spoiler:Woody and Bo back together.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Barely a week after Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' 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 with her]].
* Fix-fics of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' 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, ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' fics undo Jack's death and give him and Ennis a happy ending.
* Unsurprisingly many a ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'' fanfic involves the prank never happening.
* Almost all fics for ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' involve Karen walking in a moment earlier than she did in the story, [[spoiler:saving Martha from killing herself]]. Angsty romance follows.
* ''Film/JohnTuckerMustDie'' fanfiction may result in Kate either staying with, or getting back with John instead of the possible relationship with Scott the ending suggests.
* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' fanfiction often produces stories where the Indominus Rex became a heroic character. One example is ''FanFic/ItsNotTheRaptorDNA'', in which Indominus' sentience is recognized in the middle of her rampage, giving her a chance to recover and redeem herself.
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico'' fandom features far too many fics involving Sands [[spoiler:magically getting his sight back. Or to be more specific, his actual ''eyes.'']]
* Several ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' 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.
* In a similar vein, it's now not that rare for K/S shippers (and presumably other fans as well) to undo Kirk's death in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' by having the Nexus [[HandWave somehow reclaim him]] (or by just plain [[FanonDiscontinuity ignoring it and pretending he's still alive in there somewhere]]) and for him to somehow end up in the Kelvin Timeline with Spock Prime. How this happens (when it isn't an outright canon divergence where he never died in the first place) ranges from [[AWizardDidIt 'Q did it']] to Nu!Kirk pulling a WeirdnessSearchAndRescue (or OrpheanRescue, depending on which character is focused on) via transporter, to [[LoopholeAbuse exploitation of the fact that the Nexus creates your heart's desire]] (the implication being that if Kirk wanted to go back to Spock then it would have to let him go), to 'it just happened', but whatever happens, it will always warm your cold dead heart at least a tiny little bit. Said fics may ''also'' (but not always) have this as the catalyst for their [[MarriedInTheFuture younger]] [[Film/StarTrek counterparts]] [[LoveTranscendsSpaceTime getting together.]] Some fics, of course, go the opposite route and have Spock Prime end up in the Nexus, but those tend to be less common.
* ''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 ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' came out, and books following that were...less well regarded, fanficcers developed a mini-genre of "Zahn fixes," such as "How Creator/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-Literature/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 The Thrawn Trilogy.) [[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 [[TheScrappy 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.
*** The sequel is even darker, rewriting ''Attack of the Clones'' to include blood, gore, even ''sex''.
** ''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 ''Literature/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 resurrecting 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 comes about through WhatIf situations.
* ''Fanfic/EmaelMosekhesailho'' is partially a fix fic for ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', using a {{reconstruction}} to explain how the MilitaryCoup against the Romulan government could've possibly succeeded. Among other things a [[StateSec Tal Shiar]] officer theorizes a massive conspiracy within the military and political establishment that's going to take years to unravel, and Shinzon avoids public appearances to hide the fact that he's human, and his service record as a SlaveMook during the Dominion War is made classified and hidden behind a firewall.
* There's quite a lot of ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' fanfic that involves [[spoiler: Steve Trevor somehow surviving his HeroicSacrifice, letting him and Diana have their HappilyEverAfter.]] Some of them even [[spoiler: do away with [[MayflyDecemberRomance that pesky mortality thing that makes a relationship between a god and a human so awkward]].]]


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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 ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' fix fics 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.
*** Beyond that, this particular fanfic posits that magic works by simple one-gene mendelian genetics with the magic gene recessive... that is to say you have magic, you're a recessive carrier of the gene (a squib) or you don't have it. Thus, there is no 'more powerful' innately with wizards, and every powerful wizard got that way by intelligence and training. This means that all the adults with significant power are either TheChessmaster or a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and all of the seeming acts of stupidity by the powerful mages in the source books are actually [[ObfuscatingStupidity intentionally so]] or actually reasonable when you figure out the [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation true motives]] of the character. Every chararacter gets a massive intelligence upgrade, all the way down to [[ThoseTwoGuys Crabbe and Goyle]] and the pranksters Fred and George.
** It gets even worse when you bring {{Shipping}} into the picture. Many, ''many'' fics exist purely to twist canon so the author's pet ships come to be, and the DistantFinale epilogue is fairly often ignored due to [[OfficialCouple canonizing]] Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Draco/Astoria Greengrass]].
*** 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!]]
** ''FanFic/TheRealUs'' retcons the ''entire'' series in pursuit of this, [[SarcasmMode because what the fandom]] ''[[SarcasmMode really]]'' [[SarcasmMode needs is for Harry to be a]] SmugSnake [[ConsummateLiar who lies about everything]] and gets everything he wants handed to him on a silver platter, and a {{Squick}}y ToyShip between Harry and Hermione that ''starts'' with underage rape and ''goes downhill from there''.
* These ones are also known in the ''Literature/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.
** One fix for ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' 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.
* ''Literature/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 ''{{Literature/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 ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', 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 Fix fic.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'':
** A significant number of 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 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.
** Similarly Gelphie (Glinda/Elphaba) shippers like to alter it so that Elphaba's [[ForegoneConclusion death]] at the end was faked, or simply just have Elphaba not leave Glinda at the Emerald City.
* Many fans dissatisfied with Susan Pevensie's fate at the end of ''Literature/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.
* The classic 1950's short story ''Literature/TheColdEquations'' ([[ColdEquation immortalized]] as a TropeNamer) has inspired more than one Fix Fic – one recent example is "The Cold Solution" by Don Sakers, which provides [[LifeOrLimbDecision a razor-sharp solution]] to getting rid of the necessary mass.
* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', a few fics sometimes modify the story to make a bit more sense such as more involvement with the brides instead of leaving them in Transylvania, Lucy actually surviving being staked after she turned, Drac actually attempting to fight the heroes in London rather then fleeing back to his home, Mina either more assertive in helping the hunters or actually becoming a vampire rather than a VampireRefugee. Heck, one fic even invovled Lucy's mother, who was a minor character and dies via a heart attack in the original story, to be involved--by being bitten by Lucy and ''turned into an elderly bride of Dracula''.


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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 was full of CrowningMomentOfFunny. [[ComedyGhetto Nobody took it seriously]] and Cervantes waited almost 10 years to write the continuation that his editor wanted (the book was a best seller). Enter perhaps the most famous (and less read) {{Continuation}} in all literature that 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 ''Literature/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.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

[[folder: General ]]

* ''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/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' 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]]. There are also quite a few "virtual fifth season" series that are Fix Fics by default, given the fourth season's [[KillThemAll final episode]].
* 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.
*** 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/DoctorWhoS28E17TheEndOfTime "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.
** Post-[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]], the Series 9 finale, there have been ''many'' fanfics that are based around undoing the Twelfth Doctor's [[spoiler: mind wipe of his key memories of Clara Oswald]] or revealing it was faked, and from there [[spoiler: reuniting him with her]] (the order of these events may be reversed).
** The controversial decision to GenderSwap the Thirteenth Doctor has led to many fan fiction writers rejecting this sequence of events and instead creating their own alternate (usually male) Thirteenth Doctor or even coming up with storylines in which the Twelfth Doctor ends up being the final Doctor and dies at the end, often with River Song or Clara by his side.
* 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/{{ER}}'' fans who hate the way Doug Ross was written out will appreciate the story "One Candle Burns", in which he decides to join the Doctors Without Borders organization, thus providing a more palatable reason for his absence during Carol's pregnancy.
** Another one written by a woman named Robin Jackson has him returning to Chicago after several months to open a clinic and reunite with Carol.
* ''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.
* The ''Series/GossipGirl'' story 'Coming Home' is more of a continuation ignoring the epilogue. The only major difference is that Rufus does not date Lisa Loeb and instead gets back with Dan and Jenny's mother Alison.
* ''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, ''Series/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 finale 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]].
* The ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' fanfic, "The Reunion Assembly", dismisses the last season of the TV series (where Madison High School is suddenly torn down for a freeway, and Miss Brooks becomes a teacher at an L.A. private school) as AllJustADream. [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10203524/4/Our-Miss-Brooks-The-Reunion-Assembly]]
** This may be a unique case, as the writer used this trope to reconcile CanonDiscontinuity. The concurrent radio series and the subsequent [[TheMovie movie]] GrandFinale continued at Madison High as per usual.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has had many fics dealing with undoing [[spoiler: Detective Carter's death]] in season 3.
* ''Series/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 ''Series/{{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.
** 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.
** Another fix fic that doesn't just redo the show after season 2 (and can even count as a short virtual season 6) is ''FanFic/SlidersReborn'' by the same author as "Slide Effects". In which the author uses what was established in the show to explain how Quinn, Wade, Arturo and Rembrandt can all be reunited and how the Kromagg invasion of Earth prime can be undone.
* 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.
** The official retcon makes a great deal of sense. There are 430 people on the Enterprise as the regular crew complement (and you assume people transfer in/out occasionally), they can't possibly all be shown on screen. Chekov would've served on the Enterprise for awhile before they let him be a bridge officer.
** Additionally, the series' writers were haphazard enough with the stardates they gave each story that at Chekov appears in at least two episodes that take place ''before'' "Space Seed".
* 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 Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse gives us the ''[[Literature/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.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': The series finale was an absolutely ridiculous episode, that made NO sense whatsoever. It's generally accepted that this episode was Rick Berman trolling the fans after getting fired from Star Trek ("Fire ME will you? Take THIS!") The events of the episode have the Enterprise escaping some mercenaries (who have a ship that is FAR slower than Enterprise), then suddenly for some reason they're on board. Trip knocks out Archer and leads them to a closet where he (presumably) blows them up along with himself. Security is nowhere to be seen (the corridors were empty). Trip is then seen in sickbay, being loaded into a medical device, he looks at Archer and winks at him in very unusual manner. A novel was written ("The Good That Men Do") that explains that these events (which were only seen via a holodeck simulation 200 years later by Riker and Troi) were in fact fabricated by Section 31. The "mercenaries" were in fact hired by Archer, and the whole thing was an elaborate ruse to fake Trip's death so he could go undercover on Romulus (via Section 31) to help stop them from developing Warp 7 before the Coalition of Planets.
* 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 ''Series/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.
* Due to the... [[InternetBackdraft controversy]] that surrounded season 3 their are quite a few ''Series/The100'' fanfics out there that focus on rewriting the season in one way or another; such as making use of [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot the Ice Nation plot]], killing or removing Pike from the story and, most importantly, removing the extremely controversial deaths of [[spoiler:Lexa and Lincoln]].
* 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 ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' series finale, but in a way that makes sense and explores things the original canon long since abandoned.
* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'' devotes some episodes to resolving {{Continuity Snarl}}s from the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' canon, especially the guest episodes written by Tropers/{{Thande}}.
* ''Fanfic/TheMysteriousCaseOfNeelixsLungs'' is an AlternateUniverseFic of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' that's partly meant as this. They start out by killing off Captain Janeway on page one, and rewrite a number of episodes with commentary.
* ''FanFic/Season8Redo'' rewrites the detested ending of ''Series/That70sShow'' The fic begins in the last quarter of season 7 and then rewrites the end of 7 before [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin redoing season 8]] and moving on in to season 9.

* 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]] ''Theatre/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”]].
* Music/DongBangShinKi: As in...what if they didn't break up? What if there was ONLY JYJ and TVXQ in the first place, and Jae Joong and Yun Ho met by accident? What if there was no lawsuit? What if it was all of them that left SM? So many what ifs...

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* An awful lot of TabletopGame/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]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fan fic ''Fanfic/TalesOfTheEmperasque'' can be summed up as "God Emperor [[CrackFic hijacks a body of a giant lizard]] and goes on to fix everything wrong with the 'verse and save the Imperium". Awesome ensues.
** There's also WebAnimation series ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', where the Emperor is...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin given a text-to-speech device,]] and after finding out all about how the Imperium has [[CrapsackWorld gone completely and utterly to hell in his absence]] sets out to try and fix everything.

* 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 ''Theatre/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.]]
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'':
** Post-musical {{verse}} fics make sure [[spoiler:Fiyero is turned human again]] (often without explanation) as fast as possible are pretty common.
** Fics where Glinda and Elphaba are reunited are a dime a dozen.
* Of the few ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' fanfics that exist almost all of them make Karen [[spoiler:break open Martha's bedroom door a few seconds earlier]], which in turn has Martha's [[spoiler:[[InterruptedSuicide suicide fail]]]].

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* The reveal that Atlas is [[spoiler: Fontaine]] was not taken well by some fans of ''VideoGame/BioShock'', and a very common theme in fanfiction is creating a version of the story where Atlas is a real person that helps Jack for the entire trip through Rapture.
** Fans of Elizabeth from ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' tend to dislike her fate at the end of the DLC, and rewrites where things turn out better for her are common. For example, FanFic/BioshockRightPlaceRightTimeWrongGuy [[spoiler: had her barely survive being brained by Fontaine by injecting herself with ADAM and kept sane by the imaginary Booker until Mark (the protaganist in this fic) reaches her.]]
** Likewise some fans don't like how Ryan just up and dies on his own terms without really answering for all he's done in ruling Rapture. So they do fics were he's forced to fight for his life by characters he's wronged or pull a HeelRealization and a MyGodWhatHaveIDone before trying to fix the damage, even teaming up with Jack to fight [[spoiler: Fontaine]].
* 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. They tend to either throw out the controversial last decision, keep it but [[spoiler: allow EDI and the geth to survive the Destroy Ending]], or rework much of the story.
** One well-known example is the [[WebcomicOfTheGame webcomic]] hosted on Website/DeviantArt by user [[http://koobismo.deviantart.com/gallery/ koobismo]] starring and centered on the eponymous "Webcomic/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.
** The fic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8361923/1/Certus Certus]] follows most of the game's major story beats, but throws in a couple entirely new arcs and significantly reworks the ending. The author's other fics already take some liberties with the plot of the first two games, so it doesn't stand out much next to them.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' has been receiving several alternate fan tellings, in order to have the game better align with the first three in the series and suggest fixes to the gameplay. One such example is [[http://fantendo.wikia.com/wiki/Paper_Mario:_Color_Splash:_Director%27s_Cutout Director's Cutout]], featuring more unique designs among [[YouAllLookFamiliar the Toads]] and some [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Goombella]] cameos.
* 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.
* A common sore spot for many players of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is that one character is DoomedByCanon, turning the GoldenEnding somewhat [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet.]] [[spoiler:The fact that Asriel will turn back into Flowey and lose all memories and emotions of the people who love him at the end of the Pacifist Run has left more than a few people upset.]] Thus, there are multiple Fix Fics, including ''FanFic/ADreamerReborn'', where the player character goes back to save them.
* 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.
* The ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' fandom produced swarms of these within days of the final episode being released. They tend to either completely throw out the controversial final choice or expand on [[spoiler: the ending where Chloe and Max leave town after the tornado, making it a bit less ambiguous and more optimistic.]]
* There are quite a few fics of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' that attempt to correct the tragic conclusions of Link's relationships with Saria and Navi. The former [[spoiler:becomes a Sage and thus can't be with him or even in the same world as him, despite several unsubtle hints that she loves him]], and the latter [[spoiler:leaves Link at the end of the game without the slightest explanation, not even a word]].
* In a similar vein, the direct sequel, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' ends with Link [[ButNowIMustGo inevitably saving and leaving Termina]], even though his reasons for doing so [[AllThereInTheManual aren't explicitly stated in the game]].[[note]][[spoiler:It's because he was searching for Navi. Link had wound up in Termina mid-journey.]][[/note]] A surprising number of fics have caught onto the fact that Link made so many good friends in Termina and fixed so many of their problems, and then he just leaves even though his life in Hyrule had... admittedly rather sucked. They often fix it by just having Link stay in Termina and live a happy life, commonly being adopted by Cremia or occasionally Anju.
* The most common theme for ''VideoGame/Persona5'' fanfictions is [[spoiler:Goro surviving Shido's Palace.]]

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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.
** In the newer versions, the entire plot was rewritten to be more close to the original. The guardians die and the world gets purified, but the Judge saves Hugo from the Batter, so he revives everybody.
* ''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/FinalFantasyVII'' fanfic ''FanFic/TheFifthAct'' is a Fix Fic with Cloud accidentally time-traveling to fix the events of ''VideoGame/CrisisCore''. While Cloud is a borderline VillainProtagonist in his quest to kill the currently innocent Sephiroth for his future crimes he accidentally saves Genesis, Angeal and Zack on the way, becomes a Soldier First Class and give his past self some needed advice and confidence boost.
* ''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.
* The ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' fan work ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' averts a lot of things the source material is plagued with, in particular [[FlatCharacter flat characters]] and ExcusePlot. It even explores elements that were OutOfFocus in the original game such as giving the fairies in-depth personalities and traits.
* In the Franchise/KingdomHearts fandom, Fanfic/TheReluctantFatherUniverse has Xion (the author's favorite character) get a promotion to a full member of Organization XIII. Even the author admits that this derails the plot, but he felt like [[DownerEnding she needed]] a break.
* 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 ''VideoGame/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 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]]
* The ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' comic ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'' centers around Lulu's backstory and takes the opportunity to either explain or alter things that didn't make much sense in the game. Lulu's unusual fashion sense is explained by being born on a snowy island before moving to Besaid, Chappu's "likeness" to Tidus is shown when he gets an ImportantHaircut to join the Crusaders, and Lulu staring as a level one mage despite twice being a guardian is due to her HeroicBSOD after Ginnem's death. Additionally, Yuna never loses her "goodbye" sphere, as the author dislikes the scene where Tidus hurls it from the airship.
* ''FanFic/TectonicDivergence'' is this to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. This series takes in an AlternateUniverse where Deathwing not only survives but [[HeelFaceTurn gets reformed into turning back to Neltharion]]. The author is kinder to other dragons, too.
* The ''Fanfic/HoursVerse'' is a series of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' Fics, changing the ending of ''VideoGame/Persona3'' so that [[spoiler: the protagonist and Ryoji survive]] and covering the events of ''VideoGame/Persona4'' and ''VideoGame/Persona5''.

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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]] 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.
* ''Summerteen Romance'' is this InUniverse in the ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' story of the same name, also for Homestuck. Unusually, this is lampshaded in ways that are both funny [[MoodWhiplash and... not funny]].

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* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' 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.
* Belated Media has the three-part series "What If the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels Were Good?", an in-depth reimagining of the ''Star Wars'' prequels designed to fix some of their most criticized elements (complete with drawings to show what it might have looked like). In particular, Michael criticizes the Prequel Trilogy's excessive {{Call Forward}}s and [[AlreadyMetEveryone over-reliance on Original Trilogy characters]], and argues that the movies suffered from a general lack of tension because they revolved around a ForegoneConclusion. To remedy that, R2-D2, C-3PO and Chewbacca are nowhere to be seen, Anakin doesn't don the classic black armor, Palpatine doesn't proclaim himself Emperor, and Padmé actually lives until the end. To elaborate:
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'': Obi-Wan takes a much more active role in the plot as the protagonist, he and Padmé have a WillTheyOrWontThey dynamic reminiscent of Han and Leia, and he's something of a hothead who gets tired of peacetime and wants to prove himself as a warrior. Anakin is aged up to a young adult, he's a first-time podracer who gets pushed into a race by Qui-Gon as a ploy to test his latent Force powers, and he doesn't take part in the final battle. Plus, Jar-Jar isn't in the movie, Yoda [[TheGhost is only mentioned]], and Darth Maul survives to the end.
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'': Owen Lars is a major supporting character (portrayed as a BadassNormal space pilot in Padmé's employ), Padmé is the Queen of Alderaan instead of the Queen of Naboo, Bail Organa is Padmé's brother, Palpatine is a high-level Senate bureaucrat who heads the Jedi Council, Count Dooku is a sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist who rebels against the Republic and the Jedi because he knows that they're controlled by the Sith, Anakin is portrayed as Obi-Wan's more charismatic {{foil}}, the plot hints at a romantic rivalry between the two over Padmé's affections, the Clone Wars start with the Sith assassinating leaders on both sides to provoke a conflict, there's no side-plot about Obi-Wan hunting down the secret Clone Army, Obi-Wan gets to have a [[ItsPersonal personal]] rematch with Darth Maul in an attempt to avenge Qui-Gon (though Maul escapes), and the movie ends with Dooku choosing to die as a martyr as the Clone Army bombs his stronghold.
** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': Anakin and Padmé's secret marriage happens offscreen (making it a surprise when they're revealed to be a couple), we actually ''see'' Grievous' kidnapping of Palpatine, Grievous is a truly dangerous warrior (á la ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''), and Darth Maul dies on Grievous' flagship in place of Dooku. At the climax, Obi-Wan's friendship with Anakin collapses when Anakin discovers that Obi-Wan only trained him to fulfill a promise to Qui-Gon, and Anakin gets booted from the Jedi Order for killing Darth Maul, only for Palpatine to appoint him the new leader of the Jedi Council. In the end, there's a full-on ''battle'' on Mustafar preceding the climactic duel, where a power-mad Anakin purposely sends most of the Jedi to their deaths by making them serve as cannon fodder. Afterwards, Obi-Wan lies to Padmé and tells her that Anakin died in battle, and Owen personally offers to raise Padmé's child away from the chaos of war. Yoda also never battles Palpatine; he and Obi-Wan simply go into hiding to wait for the right moment to strike back at the Sith-controlled Republic.

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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. [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10551586/1/How-it-Should-Have-Been-Written-Arthur-s-Big-Hit One in particular]] removes the massive BrokenAesop, has Binky tell Arthur why hitting him would be wrong instead of actually hitting him, and has D.W actually learn her lesson and make a sincere apology to 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 ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' 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 existence, 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 ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fic, mostly dealing with Meg getting revenge for all the abuse she had to suffer from her family, especially ''Seahorse Seashell Party'' and their reason for why the family act the way they do to her. 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 "Mysterious 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/Bitterness}}'').
** ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' 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.
** The ''[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Conversion Bureau]]'' story ''Ten Minutes: Aftermath'' was written by Chatoyance as a response to the pro-human sentiments of the original story ''Ten Minutes'', intentionally subverting the message of the original in order to fit the author's own work into her setting. It wasn't well received, however.
** The TCB universe in general has received several kinds of {{Deconstruction Fic}}s aimed at examining the FridgeHorror implications the original and its more "pro-conversion" spin-offs gloss over.
*** ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'', in addition to addressing the many FridgeHorror and FridgeLogic elements of the original, also gives a plausible reason for why the Equestrians would even launch an extermination campaign against the humans to begin with. Following some CreativeDifferences and [[TroubledProduction troubles behind the scenes]], it's receiving a [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] called ''Fanfic/{{Spectrum}}'', which aims to fix some of the issues found in the original story.
*** ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauNotAlone'' illustrates that a semi-medieval/barely industrialized society would be [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] by 21st century tactics and weaponry, not every pony is on board with the conversion, and the other species inhabiting the ponies' world would not be happy to see the ponies try to convert an entire species against their will.
** ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauNotJustPonies'' is a more conventional Fix Fic for the setting in the sense the idea is rewriting it into something without the UnfortunateImplications of the original, the RonTheDeathEater aspects many ''Conversion Bureau'' fics use, or the 'humans wipe out ponies.' The end result in the merger of the worlds is not an invasion, but a natural cataclysm neither side can stop, the ponies aren't forcing the transformation on anyone but humanity needs it to survive, technology is being preserved and modified so the humans can use it correctly in their new forms, and, as the title suggests, humans have far more options than just ponies and free choice of what they become. As a consequence of this, the PER and HLF are ''[[EvilVsEvil both]]'' KnightTemplar groups who grossly misunderstand the true nature of situation. Overall, the setting has been very well received.
** ''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.
** [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/314936/light-born-from-regret "Light Born From Regret"]] is a Fix Fic to ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue34To37 Siege of the Crystal Empire]]'', primarily dealing with the common view of Radiant Hope being UnintentionallyUnsympathetic and having a LackOfEmpathy for anyone except Sombra. As the writer detests Fix Fics that are actually {{Accusation Fic}}s in disguise, this is accomplished by having Hope, after all is said and done, simply having a DelayedReaction and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it hitting her exactly what she'd done]], to the point of having nightmares about what she could have caused, and ultimately accepting like Sombra [[TheAtoner she has a lot to make up for]], rather than being chewed out by other characters for it.
** Many fans were not happy that Starlight Glimmer was instantly redeemed at the end of the Season 5 finale and [[KarmaHoudini got away without being punished.]] Some have taken it upon themselves to write fanfics where she receives proper comeuppance for her actions, redemption optional.
*** In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/301241/a-crazed-gleam A Crazed Gleam]],'' to punish Starlight for the time-traveling fiasco, Discord takes her to a BadFuture of her own making (or so he says) where [[TheBadGuyWins the changelings have taken over Equestria,]] rendered the pony races extinct, and replaced them with an artificially engineered, mindless species of pony whose sole purpose is to serve as food sources for the changelings. After a final HannibalLecture, Discord turns Starlight into one of these ponies and inserts her into the timeline [[AndIMustScream to be used by the changelings as a living battery, with her mind completely intact the entire time]].
*** In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/303893/1/step-right-in-and-start-again/right-where-i-left-off-and-make-a-friend Step Right In And Start Again]],'' because of Starlight's tampering with the time spell in the original episode, she has trapped herself in a permanent time loop where every day she reappears in Twilight's castle with no memory of the previous day, awaiting her punishment from Twilight and the Mane Six. The rest of the world goes on as normal, but the time loop never ends for her. Every attempt to reverse or destroy the time loop fails, and she cannot be killed because the time loop brings her back if she dies. She outlives the Mane Six, her parents, Twilight, the rest of Equestria, every living thing on the planet, and ''the planet itself,'' eventually becoming the last living thing in a pitch-black, completely empty universe.
*** That received its own Fix Fic in the form of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11662703/1/Starting-Over-Again Starting Over Again]],'' where Twilight creates a magic crown for Starlight to wear that stores and retains her memories as she goes through each time loop. When she realizes that she is now immortal and will outlive every living thing in existence, Starlight devises a potion of eternal youth and gives it to her friends and the rest of Equestria to use. Everypony becomes an immortal alicorn, the races of Equestria explore and colonize the galaxy, and Starlight lives to the end of the universe with her friends, where her time loop is finally broken and she transforms into an alicorn like everyone else. The story ends with a new universe forming, with every character we know and love being present to watch it.
*** In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/305680/we-cant-all-be-friends We Can't All Be Friends]]'', Starlight outright refuses to listen to Twilight's reasoning and vows to continue her quest for vengeance. Coming to terms with the fact that not every villain will be reasonable or accept the magic of friendship, Twilight goes the [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang Sozin's Comet]] approach and takes Starlight's magic away, ending with her imprisoned in the Canterlot dungeons and festering in a stew of bitterness and fury.
*** ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' is an interesting take on this. While the fic fully takes place in the Equestria Girls universe after the events of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames '', the fic also altered "The Cutie Remark" ending so [[spoiler: the original Starlight Glimmer was {{RetGone}}d because Twilight used the time spell to adopt the filly Starlight and take her to the present timeline]]. This was hit with a BrokenBase, partially because it happened offscreen, and partially because of [[FridgeHorror the disturbing implications]] that the decision had. As a result, the sequel, ''Integration'', pulled an AuthorsSavingThrow by [[AscendedFridgeHorror acknowledging the consequences]] and having an [[WholeEpisodeFlashback interlude chapter]] showcasing the event in question. It shows that Starlight [[RedemptionRejection refused her canon redemption]] because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood she thought Twilight’s genuine offer of friendship was a trick to get her to surrender]], so Twilight [[ShootTheDog truly had no other choice]]. Twilight also feels horrible about what she did and doubts if it was the right thing (despite [[SecretKeeper everyone else in the know]] supporting the decision and insisting that it was ultimately necessary), [[spoiler: [[TheseHandsHaveKilled is well aware that she effectively killed the original Starlight by erasing her out of existance]], and knows that [[ButterflyOfDoom meddling with the timeline might have long-lasting consequences]]. Her extensively studying history so she can figure what was altered by erasing the Original Starlight so [[TheAtoner she can fix what was left worse off]] (starting with rebuilding the village that Starlight created in the original timeline minus the Equality ideology and recruiting the new timeline's versions of [[FanNickname the Equal Four]] as its charter residents), and overcoming her guilt so she can feel as if she's worthy of being the filly Starlight's [[HappilyAdopted adoptive mother]] is one of the driving plot points of the story]]. Starlight’s backstory is also given an AdaptationalAngstUpgrade in order to make her much more sympathetic; [[spoiler: instead of simply losing her OnlyFriend when he got his Cutie Mark before her, this version of Starlight was an abused orphan, and that friend was literally the only one who cared about her and was killed in a FreakLabAccident when he got to Celestia’s school]].
*** ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/406497/robbie-rotten-and-the-town-of-equality Robbie Rotten and the Town of Equality]]'' has [[Series/LazyTown Robbie]] insert himself into ''The Cutie Map'', trap Starlight in a magic-draining cage, and shoot her dead with a cannon.
** In [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWHolidays2014 the Equestria Girls holiday special comic,]] the Cutie Mark Crusaders frame Sunset for posting hateful secrets online under the identity of "Anon-a-Miss" and get the entire school [[WithFriendsLikeThese including the Mane Five]] to instantly turn against her. At the end, everyone makes up and the Crusaders are EasilyForgiven. In response, some fans wrote Fix Fics that show the girls apologizing to Sunset and/or the Crusaders getting more harshly punished for their actions.
*** In ''Fanfic/BitterTearsAnAnonAMissFic,'' instead of instantly forgiving her friends for turning against her, [[RealityEnsues Sunset is deeply hurt by what they did to her, and it takes a long time and a lot of apologies for them to earn her trust back]]. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Princess Twilight]] is also '''''beyond''''' furious when she learns about what happened and [[WhatTheHellHero tears the Mane Five and the Crusaders a new one for their actions]]. In addition, the Crusaders do ''not'' get off lightly for what they did to Sunset. They are punished by their families and Celestia, everybody including their own siblings loses all trust and respect for them, and they become the social pariahs of CHS after revealing their identities as Anon-a-Miss at a public school assembly to clear Sunset's name. Even after the bullies who've been physically assaulting them get caught and punished by Celestia, a majority of the student body still don't want anything to do with them.
* Post-GrandFinale, many ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' fanfics feature [[spoiler:some way of Ashi coming back after getting erased from existence so she and Jack can be together, often with alternate timelines or universes, or even her soul somehow being reincarnated.]]
** One particular example is [[http://nalemart.com/post/160941622948/wrote-a-silly-epilogue-comic-of-the-samurai-jack this comic]] which does it via a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''. In short: [[spoiler:Rick brings an Ashi from another dimension to Jack (and apologizes for the infamous April Fool's joke in which the unexpected airing of the third season premiere pre-empted ''Samurai Jack'' that night), and in return, Jack gives Rick the recipe for the Mulan Szechuan Dipping Sauce mentioned in "[[Recap/RickAndMortyS3E1TheRickshankRedemption The Rickshank Redemption]]".]]
* Some ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' fics fix the notoriously bad endings some later season episodes have (e.g. in "Breath Of Fresh Squidward", at Squidward's party, [[spoiler:Patrick calls out Spongebob for breaking Squidward's feelings and making him leave, resulting in Spongebob being booted out. He goes and apologizes to Squidward (shocked by the electric fence again) for his actions at the party AND for his and Patrick's actions at the beginning of the episode. It ends with him and Squidward both going back to the party.]]). - There are fixes for [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9380443/1/A-Pal-For-Gary-Alternate-Ending "A Pal For Gary"]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11080437/1/A-Breath-Of-Fresh-Squidward-alternate-ending "A Breath Of Fresh Squidward"]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10486852/1/SpongeBob-You-re-Fired-Alternate-Ending "Spongebob, You're Fired!"]],[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10002012/1/One-Coarse-Meal-Alternate-Ending "One Coarse Meal"]] and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11416136/1/SpongeBob-SquarePants-Little-Yellow-Book-Alternate-Ending "Little Yellow Book"]].
* ''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.
** Fanfiction author Shimmering Sparkles (formerly ThomasAngryBirds) has a whole Thomas and Friends fanfiction series known as ''Railway Series Evolution''. Half of the stories are devoted to re-writing episodes from the later seasons. Examples of fixes include putting a different character in the main role (IE Henry instead of Edward in the infamous "Edward Strikes Out"), making accidents the faults of humans instead of engines (IE having a haughty driver cause Thomas to go off prematurely in "Wonky Whistles" instead of Thomas doing it on his own volition), and even re-writing ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' with a better origin for Lady, relegating Diesel 10 to a secondary antagonist role, introducing a new, nastier villain, replacing Splatter and Dodge with pre-existing characters 'Arry and Bert, and replacing Mr. Conductor with a human character named Mr. Brenner (a tribute to current series head writer, Andrew Brenner). He also gave pre-existing HiT-era characters fleshed-out origins, such as having Emily be #4 on the Sodor and Mainland Railway (one of the North Western Railway's constituents), making Paxton and Sidney replicas, making Dennis and Neville experimental Bulleid designs tested on Sodor, and having Belle be one of the eight engines who subbed for the original eight in "The Eight Railway Engines".
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11862294/1/Restoring-Lost-Honour Restoring Lost Honour]] by [=AaronCottrell97=] serves as one for ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure'', particularly The Fat Controller's DesignatedVillain role. After Thomas is unfairly punished for the dynamite incident, and Donald and Douglas start spreading the news of The Fat Controller's unfairness, Emily gives him one ''hell'' of a ReasonYouSuckSpeech (the author's M.O. is Thomas/Emily fics, which [[Main/FridgeLogic somehow features them kissing and holding each other, which is physically impossible for them]]; it has been theorized that they either have the ability to hyper-extend their faces a la ''WebVideo/Shed17'', have the unwritten ability to turn into humans, or use the exaggerated movements introduced in ''Journey Beyond Sodor''). Not only does Emily manage to change The Fat Controller's appraisal of the Thomas situation, she also leaves him ''[[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome a quivering wreck]]''. The cherry on top, though, is a scene made specifically for the fanfic, in which Thomas is about to leave Sodor, only for The Fat Controller to give a very heartfelt apology, and Gordon gets some LaserGuidedKarma for causing the incident with the coaches in the form of [[Main/CoolAndUnusualPunishment being made to watch scrap get melted down]]. After this, the fic follows the special closely, with The Fat Controller being more supportive of Thomas, though otherwise, the climatic chase with Sailor John is unchanged.
* In the past couple of years, a vast majority of ''WesternAnimation/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.
** There are a lot of fanfics out there that attempt to fix the general mistreatment both Fifi and Furball get, in no part thanks to them apparently being the writers [[DesignatedMonkey Designated Butt Monkeys]]. Usually by [[FanPreferredCouple pairing the two up in some way.]]
* There are a large amount of these for various seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', most of them being the highly despised ''Total Drama All Stars''.
* There's rewriting ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' and leaving out the Dinobots. How does that even work?
** There's also ignoring the movie (and Seasons 3 and 4) completely.
* Many ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fans are discontent with [[Anime/TransformersArmada the]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[Anime/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork canceled after two seasons]]. Main character Wally West [[ItWasHisSled sacrifices himself in the last episode]]. So of course there are many fics that focus on him coming back to life (or simply ignore the fact that he is dead or HandWave his survival). The fact that he [[NeverSayDie "ceased"]] is especially helpful.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fandom has tons of fics that try to fix Lincoln's status as [[ButtMonkey the family's punching bag]] by [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone having his family realize how badly they treat him]].
** ''One Of The Boys'', while a disliked episode, tends in particular toward this than other disliked episodes (Which tend to spawn deconstruction or hate fics than Fix Fics), with the characterizations of the gender bent Louds being given personalities that are more reflective of their original counterpart and unique than, as [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter Mr. Enter put it, being ten Lynns]], plus a split second wonder.


[[folder: Specific Examples ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'', which is essentially a retelling of the series from just after Zuko joins until a little while after the end of the series that [[TheStationsOfTheCanon includes all canon scenes]] (albeit reinterpreting them at times), but ultimately pairs Zuko and Katara together, rather than with Mai and Aang, respectively. 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 ''WesternAnimation/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 Fix Fic 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' 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).
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7460934/1/It-smelled-like-an-Ed-at-least It smelled like an Ed, at least]]'', an AlternateEnding for the much-maligned episode "If It Smells Like an Ed".
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11615659/1/Her-Loyal-Friend Her Loyal Friend]]'', an AlternateEnding of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''[='s=] "Red Throne" that [[CharacterRerailment rerails]] Finn from a love-maniac who would flirt with his ex at every opportunity to annoying levels into a hero who would do anything to help his girl, even if he must put aside his feelings for her. [[spoiler:They end up getting back together at the end.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheLittlePonyLegend'' is a Crossover that serves as Fix Fic for both ''TheLegendOfKorra'' and ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. While trying to adhere to canon as closely as possible, it does fixes for a lot of different canon elements with the crossover, the most significant of them being shipping elements for humans and ponies.
* ''Fanfic/YoungJusticeDarknessFalls'' and ''Fanfic/YoungJusticeTitans'' are fix fics for the YJ universe in some ways. For example, with such an emphasis on hard timescales, the 5 year jump felt abrupt and problematic for some parties concerned, so in order to keep things more grounded, Angelus-v1 picks up Darkness Falls right from after the end of season 2, so as not to disorient readers going in again. There's also the discussion of Vandal Savage's accusations about the league's "protecting" evolution, with the big 3 discussing how what they're really in a fight for is against the malcontents of a society. And of course, as mentioned above, Wally [[spoiler: ceasing]] ties in nicely with what his plans are with [[spoiler: Darkseid]].

* ''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, or to engage in oddball shenanigans also for the lulz. Notably, characters getting too obsessed with "fixing" things can sometimes cause problems and cause a Looper to break under the strain, especially if they come to believe that "fixing" the events of their baseline will get them out of the Loops.
* 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 Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom.
*** Another Website/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 Fix Fic 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]].
* The author [[Fanfic/WeissReacts ElfCollaborator]] wrote a series of fics, called the 'This Is The Part Where...Dies' series, based on deconstructing and fixing canonical- or in the first case, fictional- deaths via InsaneTrollLogic, LampshadeHanging and BreakingTheFourthWall:
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10493672/1/This-Is-The-Part-Where-Ruby-Dies The first installment]] is about the tendency of [[DeathFic Death Fics]] to kill [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby]] off. [[spoiler: Ruby survives due to her protagonist-induced PlotArmor, which Blake lampshades.]]
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10567438/1/This-Is-The-Part-Where-Nia-Dies The second installment]] focuses on [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Nia]] and her [[spoiler: death at her and Simon's wedding. She survives by dint of Simon and the rest of team Dai-Gurren, with the inclusion of a resurrected Kamina and Kittan, beating up the Anti-Spiral King [[TakeThat who wrote the ending]].]]
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11009756/1/This-Is-The-Part-Where-Isara-Dies The third installment]] focuses on [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Isara]]. [[spoiler: Isara survives by Cezary lampshading that she in fact, by the [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration game's logic]], had three turns to die and reminding everyone that they had TheMedic nearby with [[AppliedPhlebotinum ragnaid]].]]
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11789975/1/This-Is-The-Part-Where-Pyrrha-Dies The fourth]] focuses on [[spoiler: deconstructing Pyrrha's canonical death in WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}]]. [[spoiler: Pyrrha survives her death in the first part by pulling a ScrewThisImOutOfHere when she finds she dies while [[TakeThat complaining at the writers]], and the second one involves her and Nora writing their ''own'' Fix Fic about said ending.]]
* ''Fanfic/CitadelOfTheHeart'' has many examples of this, some more obvious than the others.
** ''Digimon Re: Tamers'' is one for ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' in regards to Jeri and Impmon. Jeri gets promoted to the main character and ends up avoiding becoming a DamselInDistress for too long as a result, although Leomon is AdaptedOut but with a twist; Impmon becomes her partner Digimon instead. Out of a perceived uselessness in his character from the canon until he becomes Beelzemon, Impmon gets a better chance to shine as he also gets to show his Champion and Ultimate forms in this fic.[[note]][[spoiler:Devimon and [=NeoDevimon=] respectively as depicted here, both of them chosen as ''another'' FixFic example since Meramon and [=SkullMeramon=] don't exactly immediately register as "Demon Lord prior forms" in comparison.]][[/note]] [[BaseBreakingCharacter Ryo]] is depicted as a TeamDad character with a case of AdaptationalNiceGuy due to his ego being toned down immensely, as then he and Cyberdramon actually address the ElephantInTheLivingRoom from Canon!''Tamers'' by [[spoiler:making a plot point out of how Cyberdramon is the result of [[OlympusMons ZeedMillenniummon]] and Monodramon DNA Digivolving together]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and Ruki and Ryo are both given an]] AgeLift [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking to make things less]] [[{{Squick}} creepy]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking than their canon ages in regards to]] ShipTease.[[note]]The four year age gap becomes a two year age gap, and Ruki is depicted 17 here with Ryo being 19, with Ruki and Ryo both being aware of Ruki's strict guidelines of how Ryo cannot ([[NotSoAboveItAll or]] ''[[TheTease can]]''[[NotSoAboveItAll , at times]]) look and most certainly can't touch her in a sexual manner until she turns 18 in a few months after the start of the fic.[[/note]]

!!Licensed Examples:

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally'', 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, 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.
** Meanwhile, the announcement of a canon sequel [[spoiler:has finally confirmed Lelouch's survival]], whether it'd be a {{Retcon}} after [[{{Jossed}} claiming otherwise for years]], or that [[spoiler: he's coming BackFromTheDead]] is unknown from the information given so far.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' is basically a deconstruction of the Fix Fic trope. Homura wishes to rewrite reality with ThePowerOfLove so that EveryoneLives, all for the sake of her dear Madoka's happiness. And her plan [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right]] as she basically [[LoveMakesYouEvil becomes the Devil to Madoka's God in order to pull it off]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Sometime during the 70s, Marvel published a pretty reprehensible ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' story involving Ms. Marvel, in which the Earth's Mightiest Heroes have no problem with another character essentially raping her and brainwashing her into loving him and having his child ([[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]]. [[SincerityMode Thank you, Chris]].
* ''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 [[ComicBook/TheFlash Kid Flash]] and ComicBook/{{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.
*** Second, Andromeda rejoined the reboot Legion off-screen between the end of ''the Legion'' and the ''Legion/Teen Titans Special'' and thus went into Limbo with the team.
* The "Home Schooling" arc of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' was apparently supposed to "fix" the things that editor Nick Lowe hated about Creator/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 ''ComicBook/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 ''ComicBook/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 immediately 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 believe it is in fact the "proper" continuity, though this is still heavily disputed.
* In the ComicBook/SpiderMan comics, one of the popular stories during the early '80s 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 ''ComicBook/NewXMen'''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''.
* The first series of ''Angel and Faith'' is often regarded as an attempt to rationalize events in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season 8 comic series, which received a decidedly mixed reception at the time.
* ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' undid much of the damage created by ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'', ''Rise of Arsenal'' and ''[[ComicBook/TeenTitans Titans: Villains for Hire]]'' towards Arsenal, Lian Harper, and the fourth [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]] Ryan Choi.
** ''Convergence: The Atom'' resurrected Ryan Choi by revealing part of him was trapped in the subatomic universe after his death at the hands of Deathstroke's team. Ray Palmer is able to give Ryan a new body by sacrificing the mass in his hand, and Deathstroke gets the crap kicked out of him after the previous ''Titans'' volume ended with him being a KarmaHoudini for Ryan's death.
** ''Convergence: Titans'' featured Arsenal trying to atone for his past actions after he became a heroin-abusing knife wielding antihero following his mutilation and the death of his daughter Lian at the hands of Prometheus. Along the way his friendship and good standing with the rest of the Titans is restored, and Lian is revived by way of being pulled out of the timestream by the villain Dreamslayer from just before her death. As an added bonus, WordOfGod proclaims that Roy's worst actions while on Deathstroke's team had been erased.
* ''Comicbook/TitansHunt2015'' reinserts the classic Comicbook/TeenTitans into the ComicBook/New52 continuity after Creator/ScottLobdell's controversial run established Tim Drake's Titans as the very first incarnation of the team.
* Creator/MarkMillar had went on record saying that the first and second story arcs of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' were what he wanted the plots for the [[Film/XMen1 first]] and [[Film/X2XMenUnited second]] ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' films to have been.
* The ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever'' issue about Rainbow Dash and Soarin attempted to fix the problems of the episode ''Rainbow Falls''. In that episode, the leader of the Wonderbolts, Spitfire, tried to replace Soarin with Dash for their Equestia Game team after he hurt his wing since they had a better chance at winning with her on their team. Fans didn't like how Soarin just brushed aside the act as well as Spitfire's attitude over the situation. The issue however shows that it did affect Soarin greatly, especially after he flubs a flight routine, and runs off to a mountain making deliveries for an outpost. Dash goes to find him and eventually he reveals he ''did'' have resentment over what happened and doesn't think Spitfire cares for him. He's proven wrong when Spitfire comes to the mountain herself and personally apologizes for her actions.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'': When Ian Flynn took over as head writer for the book, he undid a lot of the nonsensical mess that Karl Bollers and Ken Penders left after their departure that were unpopular with the fans. Namely getting Shadow away from Eggman and letting him be a hero, dumbing down the [[LoveTriangle love triangles]] (particularly Sonic losing Fiona Fox by making her a traitor to the Freedown Fighters) and, most notably, dialing back the roles of the echinias after they had become such a main focus of the book for a good chuck of the series, allowing other characters to regain the spotlight again.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* This was more or less the intention with the 2008 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's ''Literature/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 ''Literature/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.
* ''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.]]
* 20th Century Fox's ''Film/Deadpool2016'' spin-off is practically a public apology to the fanbase for [[InNameOnly mangling the character beyond all recognition]] in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. The best part? They practically ''[[SelfDeprecation admit it]]'' in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPZHBjyUGhQ reveal trailer]], with Deadpool openly mocking the studio for having "inexplicably sewed his [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] mouth shut the first time". In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyKWUTwSYAs the full uncensored trailer]], you just ''know'' that they're doing their damnedest to get it right this time when the Merc with a Mouth [[NoFourthWall mocks his actor's past roles]], draws cartoons, drops F-bombs, dances to hip-hop music, and guns down {{mooks}} in his classic red suit. Hell, the very existence of a Red Band trailer was basically an assurance to the fans that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids they wouldn't be watering Deadpool down for the kiddies]].
* Creator/TimBurton's version of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is a low-key Fix Fic for both the original novel and the earlier film ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. Though it's faithful to the source material in most respects, one notable difference is that it drastically reimagines the characters of Violet Beauregard and Mike Teavee. In both the book and the original film, the four other children are all supposed to be {{anthropomorphic personification}}s of various vices and evils common among children, making Charlie Bucket stand out as an idealized paragon of virtue. While it certainly works for the fat and gluttonous Augustus Gloop and the materialistic {{spoiled brat}} Veruca Salt, it's a little more questionable with Violet (who likes to chew gum) and Mike (who watches too much TV). As quite a few viewers and critics have pointed out over the years, excessive gum-chewing and TV-watching might be slightly unhealthy habits, but they're ultimately just that; neither is really a sign of bad moral character. Burton's version apparently picked up on that fact, and instead chose to portray Violet as an egotistical CompetitionFreak with a StageMom, and to portray Mike as an InsufferableGenius with anger issues. While both still have their vices from the book, they're just symptoms of their deeper issues; Violet constantly chews gum because she takes pride in beating a World Record for gum-chewing, and Mike constantly plays video games as an outlet for his rage (and presumably because he has NoSocialSkills, and has few friends).
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' changes some of the finer points of Marvel's ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' crossover to make it work better within the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, but also to fix some aspects of it that were criticized by fans. As many readers argued, the storyline started with a genuinely interesting ethical debate about the conflict between freedom and security, but the actual "civil war" depended on both sides acting impulsive and bullheaded, and on throwing punches at their friends instead of working their issues out. In the movie, Tony and Steve's conflict ''starts'' with a debate over a SuperRegistrationAct, but Steve doesn't go rogue over it: he goes rogue to protect his old war buddy Bucky Barnes from an international manhunt after he's framed for a terrorist bombing. And though Tony ''does'' answer the call when the government asks him to bring Steve in, their conflict reaches its apex when Tony discovers that [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather Bucky was the one who murdered his parents]], but Steve remains determined to protect him since Bucky was BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time]]. The movie preserves the ethical debates that sparks the conflict, but it makes the conflict itself ''much'' more [[ItsPersonal personal]], making it easier to forgive the characters for letting their passions get the better of them.
* The film adaption of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' is shaping up to be one with one tweet by Creator/StephenKing of [[spoiler:the Horn of Eld, the only thing capable of ending the StableTimeLoop the literary Roland is trapped in.]]
* The film version of ''Film/KickAss2'' toned down Motherfucker more deplorable traits in [[ComicBook/KickAss the comic]]. Namely shooting Colonal Stars & Stripes dog to which he flatly refuses (even lampshaded when Mother Russia suggests it: "Christ, I'm not ''that'' evil!") and raping Night Bitch which in the film he attempted but comically had "performance issues" as it were. Actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse was more than pleased with this, having read the source material and being horrifed at his character's actions.
* The film of ''Literature/MySistersKeeper'' does away with the [[spoiler: CruelTwistEnding of the novel.]]
* ''[[Series/DarkShadows House of Dark Shadows]]'' was closer to Dan Curtis's original vision for the series, with a [[spoiler: purely evil Barnabas, which Jonathan Frid did not enjoy playing.]]
* The second live action film of ''Manga/DeathNote'' chose to do this by having [[spoiler: L win. Sure, he still dies, but it's through HeroicSacrifice rather than Light's treachery, and in the process exposes Light as Kira before he dies.]] This has the side effect of excising the entire second arc, and having both Misa and Soichiro SparedByTheAdaptation: the only tradeoff is [[spoiler: now Soichiro knows just how much a monster Light was.]]
* ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice'' does this with two plot points from ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' due to being a modern SettingUpdate.
** In the book Wickham runs off with Lydia, nearly ruining her, and Darcy pays for them to be married (as it's the only way to salvage everyone's reputation). Here Wickham gets beaten up by Darcy and given an ArmourPiercingSlap from the Elizabeth and Lydia analogues.
** Charlotte accepts Mr Collins's proposal even though she can't stand him, because she feels she has no better prospects. Here he's shown to be generally well-meaning, and they grow to [[MarriageBeforeRomance be happy]]. WordOfGod is that this was changed so as not to have them trapped in a loveless marriage.
* ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'' is loosely based on the director's own memoirs. In real life, his teenage girlfriend Laurie died of AIDS before he returned to his hometown. The film [[SparedByTheAdaptation shows her alive and well]], leaving the possibility of them [[MaybeEverAfter possibly reconnecting]].
* ''{{Literature/Atonement}}'' makes this even more obvious than the book, which hinted that Briony might be an UnreliableNarrator. The film contains a DistantFinale to when Briony is talking about publishing a novel based on her experiences [[spoiler: where the scene she visits Robbie and Cecilia living in a London flat is revealed to be made up. Both Robbie and Cecilia died during the war and they ultimately couldn't be together because of Briony's meddling. So she wrote the book as a way to give them the happiness she took from them]].
* By WordOfGod, ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'' is Guillermo del Toro's Fix Fic for ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', in which he shipped Kay/Gill Man.

* ''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.)
* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse''
** 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 later novel ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresTheCityOfTheDead The 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 novel ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresWarOfTheDaleks War of the Daleks]]'' is a fix fic of "Remembrance of the Daleks", which ends up retconning everything from "Destiny of the Daleks" onwards in order to justify its claim that the destruction of Skaro never happened. This proved unpopular, since few EDA readers considered "Remembrance" to be broken in the first place, and would prefer to think "War" never happened, or that the Dalek Prime was lying.
* The ''Literature/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 ''Literature/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, Creator/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 ''Film/{{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 "[[Film/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:
** Creator/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 Literature/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 [[Literature/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]]. ''Literature/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 Creator/MichaelStackpole. His ''I, Jedi'' spent half its length fixing the Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy. Besides writing in popular characters [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] and [[Literature/XWingSeries Corran Horn]], strengthening internal continuity, the book calls out Luke (and Trilogy writer Creator/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.
** Creator/AaronAllston got into the game, too. All of his Literature/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 [[Literature/NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong War]] and events since, suggesting that maybe the galaxy can recover, not just get worse.
** Creator/MattStover's ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization is commonly held up as BetterThanCanon, and makes a number of small tweaks so the story hangs together better. Among other things, [[spoiler:Amidala's death is not due to "losing the will to live", but because Anakin's ForceChoke inflicted damage that the medical droids tending her couldn't detect since they weren't designed for humans]].
* 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 and Fiyero [[spoiler: don't die and get to live happily ever after, albeit in exile]]; Madame Morrible and the Wizard [[spoiler: get their proper comeuppance when Glinda has them arrested and exiled, respectively]]; Boq and Fiyero [[spoiler: become the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow, respectively, giving the play's plot a stronger connection to ''The Wizard of Oz'']]; etc.
* 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.
* Gary Paulsen's ''[[Literature/BriansSaga Brian's Winter]]'' is a WhatIf follow-up to ''Hatchet'' that gives the book an entirely different ending. According to WordOfGod, it was written to appease the kids who were disappointed with the original book's DeusExMachina ending, where Brian [[spoiler: recovers his plane's emergency radio transmitter, and a rescue pilot takes him back to civilization before he's forced to endure the brutal Canadian winter]]. In the alternate continuity, [[FromBadToWorse Brian remains stranded in the Canadian wilderness when winter hits]], and he's forced to develop a whole new array of survival techniques to avoid freezing to death.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 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. A forthcoming release from Big Finish will have the 6th Doctor's regeneration fleshed out as well, in "The Last Adventure". Romana's [[CostumeTestMontage odd and arbitrary regeneration sequence]] is changed into a shapeshifter imitating her form (in "The Lying Old Witch In The Wardrobe"). AudioPlay/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.
** One of the major criticisms of the first Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures book, ''The Eight Doctors'', is that it's pretty much just a whip through every continuity niggle Terrance Dicks introduced in his scripts and a retcon for them all. (Most were trivial things into the bargain, like the Doctor's AlienBlood in "State of Decay".)
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s "lost ending" to ''Film/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 Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse gives us the ''[[Literature/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]].
* ''{{Series/Feud}}: Bette & Joan'' has a quasi-example in the feud between Creator/BetteDavis and Creator/JoanCrawford. The final episode has a scene where Bette attends a party Joan is throwing, and the two iron out their difference and Joan offers that they start over. It turns out it's just an ImagineSpot for the slightly-senile Joan.

* A rare musical example: The iconic truck driving song ''Teddy Bear'' by Red Sovine, about a parapalegic boy who lost his truck driving father and spends his day talking to truckers on his CB radio at home, had a sequel by Nev Nicholls, in which Teddy dies. Red apparently wasn't happy with this, and made a third song where Teddy miraculously survives and regains use of his legs and becomes a trucker himself.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The Wrestling/RingOfHonor tribute to Wrestling/UltimateWarrior featuring Machismo King Wrestling/JayLethal and [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] at the unauthorized "A Night Of Hoopla" 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]]

* ''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.
** Similarly, ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho009TheSpectreOfLanyonMoor The Spectre of Lanyon Moor]]'' was written to give the Sixth Doctor and the Brigadier a proper adventure together since (outside of the non-canon "Dimensions in Time") the two never met on-screen.
** 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.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* 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.

* OlderThanFeudalism, as {{Creator/Euripides}} wrote ''Iphigenia in Tauris'' to have her survive through DeusExMachina.
* ''Theater/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'' explores the ramifications of Harry and Draco's sons saving Cedric from Voldemort in Harry's fourth year [[spoiler:due to the manipulations of Voldemort's daughter]]. The first time results in a slightly worse timeline ([[spoiler:Albus is separated from his best friend Draco, Ron and Hermione aren't married and miserable without knowing why]]), the second time results in [[spoiler:Cedric becoming a Death Eater and murdering Neville, leading to Voldemort having a Horcrux left and killing Harry, ruling unopposed over Britain]]. A final attempt sees everyone go even further back [[spoiler:to the night Harry became an orphan to stop Voldemort's daughter preventing Voldemort's destruction]]. In the end, everything returns to the main timeline, with the added bonus of [[spoiler:Harry and Draco making peace, and Harry and Albus bonding.]]
* ''Theatre/KingLear'''s original ending was so depressing to audiences in Shakespeare's time that a new happier ending was created - where Cordelia survives and marries Edgar. The original, more tragic ending didn't make a comeback until after World War II.

[[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.]]
* ''VideoGame/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 ''VisualNovel/{{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 ''[[Film/KingKong2005 Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie]],'' [[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.
* ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: Battle of the Aces'' makes a significant change to the ''A'''s continuity; [[spoiler:Reinforce Ein [[UsefulNotes/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, [[EarnYourBadEnding by making said choices result in]] ''[[FromBadToWorse 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.]]
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is a visual novel game with a [[AnyoneCanDie high body count]]. The creators apparently anticipated this trope, as the original game has a hidden movie where EveryoneLives. [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 The sequel]] includes an unlockable story called ''Dangan Ronpa [[WhatIf IF]]'', which explains how the hidden movie ([[CanonDiscontinuity could have]]) happened. Amusingly, ''IF'' is written by [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Ryohgo]] [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Narita]]!
** The "Island Mode" in the second game, and the "School Mode" in the UpdatedRerelease of the first game are also this. In the former, the BigBad is defeated when the story begins, and in the latter, the BigBad needs the characters to make stuff for him. There are copious amounts of LampshadeHanging and BreakingTheFourthWall.
* ''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:''[[Anime/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:[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann 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 bittersweet 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 and considering [[AFateWorseThanDeath what became of her in her own series]], death would be a ''mercy'' for [[spoiler: Katejina]]).
** Also, in Banpresto's defense, [[spoiler:Kamina's death]] was entirely justified by the fact that his death has a significant impact on the characters and the storyline rather than the insignificant and pointless deaths like those featured in Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]] deserves an special mention regarding this as being Char not only one of the most popular characters of the whole ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, but also one of the most influential of ''all anime history'', how much of his fate is handled compared with how he ends in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' [[spoiler:when he and Amuro dies during the final battle]] varies depending of the game:
*** In the classical continuity, Char [[spoiler:lives because the events of the movie never happens and he still sticks with his Quattro's persona from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'']].
*** The [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha continuity]] is the only one when follows the movie continuity [[spoiler:and Char finally bites the dust for real, while for obvious reasons Amuro lives. And even then, the reason why he pulled the movie's actions can count as a fix: Rather than the reasoning being 'all of the sudden', ''Alpha Gaiden'' gave him a solid reason why he pulled his actions in the movie: after seeing the [[Anime/TurnAGundam Black History]] where mankind continued to gleefully commit mistakes, Char became disillusioned and thought the Axis drop was the only solution to fix it]].
*** The [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z continuity]] has an interesting twist of the events of the movie, due of the inclusion of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Full Frontal]]: [[spoiler:not only Char survives, but also he has a change of heart as well, and the events of the movie are now carried by Full Frontal instead, so the players are now being able to get rid of him without guilt]].
*** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' pulls another twist on this: [[spoiler:Unlike previous games, Char is already dead, and not only Full Frontal had a [[HeelFaceTurn change of heart]], but also [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Jerid Mesa and even Yazan Gable]], the latter is an AxCrazy psycho with no redeemable features whatsoever]].
** While (at least the time of writing this) not appearing in any game yet, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' will probably had to incur on this, albeit how two of the biggest plot points at the end of each season could be explained without railroading or derailing the entire cast, ot the plot for that matter, remains to be seen:
*** At the end of the first season, [[spoiler:Tekkadan goes into a revenge battle against Gjallarhorn on Edmonton after Biscuit is killed. The main problem here is the fact ''any sane military leader'' (like Amuro, Bright, Char, etc) will likely oppose such plan, no matter any other valid reasons to fight against Gjallarhorn (or whatever any other baddie tagging along them as well) there, and it will require, or either the non-Tekkadan cast to join them anyways, or tagging them with characters with similar motivations]].
*** The end of the second season, and the whole series as well, is maybe a more complex case than the aforementioned ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' or even similar series with similar plots, [[spoiler:as Mikazuki, the hero, Akihiro, along with [=McGillis=]] and many others, died at the end. This would not be a very big problem by itself if it were not for some very important details: Unlike the aforementioned movie, not only TheBadGuyWins (well, sort of), but also it will mean no matter the non-Tekkadan cast could do, they will likely be screwed in some way or another, and even if there's way to save them, it's heavily implied that Mikazuki will die anyways as he ended previously crippled, and that without going into the point what happened with the rest of the cast after the end. In few words, nothing short of a supernatural ResetButton or DeusExMachina could save them]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsX'' does this for the ''Anime/CrossAnge'' plotline, including the ending in the IF Route.
*** While the X-Cross fleet still need to fight against sudden dragon attacks, they're not as frequent as in ''V'' and the protagonists aren't interested in ensuring kills.
*** The attack on Arsenal is changed again. [[spoiler:Salamandinay's encounters with [[Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries Wataru]] draw her to X-Cross' side long before she would have destroyed it. Instead, Embryo recruits the Diamond Rose Knights by stealth, and has them lead an easily-repulsed assault alongside himself, corrupted dragons, and Atlantean forces.]]
*** [[spoiler:After Aura tells her about Embryo, Sylvia’s deep regret causes her to stand up without needing her older sister. After the final battle, she agrees to make amends and they become sisters again.]]
*** Norma’s AntiMagic does not counter all magic; it only disrupts Dracunium-based magic used by Mana and the Dragons.
* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' could be said to have gotten this via its [[VideoGame/TheWitcher trilogy of]] [[VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings video]] [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt games]]. The books had a KillEmAll ending, with the main characters dying and the world doomed to end in the distant future. The games, however, bring Geralt and Yennefer BackFromTheDead and continue the story. And while the games are still very dark [[DeconstructorFleet Deconstructor Fleets]] for the fantasy genre, they ''do'' include the possibility for the main characters to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Endings]].
* One criticism of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is "why can't the Fellowship ride the Eagles to Mt. Doom and drop the Ring down its caldera?", with the official answer of "Sauron controls literally ''everything'' within Mordor, down to the wind itself" being [[FanDislikedExplanation not exactly taken well]]. ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' introduces a creature called a "hell-hawk", a falcon-sized cousin of the Nazgûl's flying steeds that instinctively attack eagles, much like how owls instinctively hate bats.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' is an example of this as Creator/JuddWinick, who wrote both the original comics story and this movie, considers the movie the better version.
* The previously-mentioned ''Franchise/ToyStory'' fix fic plot of [[spoiler: reuniting Woody and Bo Peep]] was officially made canon when John Lasseter announced that this would be the plot of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4''.
* ''You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown'', is a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' adaptation that is obviously a fix fic for ''It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown''. After fans protested about Charlie Brown being illogically blamed for Lucy's interference in the football game, we have a story where Charlie Brown in an individual sport, the decathlon, where Lucy cannot interfere. Furthermore, Charlie Brown proves a surprisingly viable competitor with him winning some events, and screws up in a way that is truly his own fault, but no one gives him a hard time for it.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Bun Bun" was this for the infamous episode "The Red Throne", which had Finn acting in a very immature way in order to get back together with Flame Princess. "Bun Bun", meanwhile, shows Finn acting in a very mature manner, apologizing for the events of "Frost & Fire" (which was the reason they broke up in the first place), and also featuring the Finn/Flame Princess ship being refloated a smidge, though for the moment, they're back on good terms. Even if Finn and Flame Princess' part of the episode was the B-plot, it was still universally praised by fans and critics alike for being what "The Red Throne" should've been.
* ''[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S4E10TransDimensionalTurtles Trans-Dimensional Turtles]]'' could be seen as this for the ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' movie. Some fans dislike the movie as they felt it made the 80's turtles look like bumbling idiots who could barely seem to fight to the point it was questioned if the writers had even ''seen'' the original show outside one or two episodes. To elaborate, yes; the turtles of the 80's version were LighterAndSofter and very silly in places, but they were still competent heroes who could fight just as well as their later incarnations and knew when to be serious. ''Turtles Forever'', however had them constantly joking, being childish and not taking anything seriously even in the most dire of situations. They hardly seem to know how to fight and, at one point, act like crybabies during the climax when saved from an attack from Ultrom Shredder. This ended up making them all look pitiful in compared to the 2003 version which in turn made the crossover feel very one-sided. In comparison, ''[=TransDimensional Turtles=]'' has the 2012 turtles meet the 80's ones who're just as capable as their counterparts while still keeping the quirky nature of their series without insulting it, celebrating what makes both versions unique but showcasing that both turtles were still highly formidable despite their tones. Even their obvious TakeThat's, such as making fun of how incompetent the original Krang was (which retcon his origin story) and quirks of the 80's series (Leo saying "Turtle Power", the 80's turtles not directly using their weapons due to parent backlash at the time, etc) is treated with proper respect while at the same time adding lore to the 2012 series and even having a quick visit to the Mirage comic verse (though unlike ''Turtles Forever'', the Mirage Turtles had no lines this time). This made for a much more balanced story and a treat for both new and old fans. It was one of the more better received episodes of the 2012 series because of it and the final arc of the 2012 version, ironically enough, closed out with a last crossover with the 80's turtles.