Fan Fic: Christian Humber Reloaded
"This is a fanfiction (sort of) written by a guy I know. He's not a friend of mine."
As the legend goes, Christian Humber was a typical highly antisocial high school student who was addicted to anime
and Video Games
of all sorts. One day, those running the boarding school he attended performed an "intervention" (since they didn't approve of students being into those kinds of things) and took away his action figures, anime, computer, and other items. Unjustly deprived of his belongings, Christian took rage any fanboy can sympathize with, channeled it onto paper, and wrote...this
It's hard to describe the plot of the story, not because it's intricate and involved, but because it's very... sporadic, to put it lightly. The first chapters describe a wolf whose family is killed by hunters, and who is subjected to experiments by scientists. Sort of Rats of NIMH
by way of White Fang
, you might say. The last chapters describe a cyborg vampire wolf-Saiyan-Demon-Dragon-Horteka armed to the teeth with multiply-apocalyptic superpowers and weapons
marching on Washington alongside the father of all vampires, a world-hopping mystic knight, the hero's cyborg shark-man boyfriend
, and the hero's half-brother, a miles-long dragon that can control the seasons
. How did he get from point A to point B? By murdering billions of demons, monsters, aliens, soldiers, cops, scientists, and innocent bystanders from all across the multiverse
.Christian Humber Reloaded
is a very strong contender for "worst fanfic ever written," aided by the fact that, unlike My Immortal
, most agree that it is not
a parody, stealth
or otherwise. The storyline barely has any coherency, the protagonist is absurdly overpowered, the prose is unevocative with terrible grammar and punctuation, and a staggering number of series are butchered by virtue of being jammed into it with no regard to canon. It is so horrible it Crosses the Line Twice
into pure, unmitigated awesome not experienced since "Manos" The Hands of Fate
The fanfic is also notable as a case of cyber-bullying. A group of students at the school noticed Christian's writing and one of them pretended to be his friend for the purpose of getting a copy. Being relatively friendless and naively trusting, Humber shared his work with them willingly. The group then proceeded to post it online for the sole purpose of humiliating Humber over the Internet (because, as we all know, Kids Are Cruel
and Teensare Monsters
). They were eventually forced by the school to publicly apologize for their harassment, but it was too late by then: they'd already unleashed the monstrous fanfic on us all and the name of Christian Humber had become infamous worldwide. Luckily, their plan backfired, since they are known as assholes while Humber's work has earned cult status for the reasons stated above.
Sadly, this bullying continues today. Humber's family has been harassed by what we must assume to be idiots.
The webcomic by Normal Man
has came to an end after Humber's family filed a complaint (as they thought he was one of the bullies, not understanding that he was a genuine fan of Humber's work), and many videos relating to Christian Humber Reloaded have been taken down. This is why we can't have nice things, people!
Humber has recently revealed that he intended on posting the story eventually, though in his time on the Internet he has yet to do so and many of his online accounts have gone inactive. More than anything else, the story serves as a very private look into the mind of a troubled youth. In light of his experience with being bullied and victimized by both his peers and adults, the overwhelming power-trip nature of the story becomes easily understandable. It's that "We've all been there" sympathy that helps gives the fanfic a relatable element.
The story, its "autopsy,"
and its webcomic adaptation can be found here
. A second story by the author has been recently discovered
, though Humber's online accounts have sadly been taken down.
Now has a character sheet
which Needs Wiki Magic Love
Not to be confused with another Christian
just as infamous (if not more so) for his terrible fan-fiction.
This fanfic contains examples of:
Tropes associated with the webcomic