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Fan Fic: Fangs And Fins
Fangs & Fins is a H2O: Just Add Water Fan Fiction. It centers around the life of mermaid Rose Collins, a quiet, cynical girl who can not get over the murder of her mother six years prior, after she befriends a group of vampires and the complications that then follow.

It's more of an AU fic rather than a crossover, though the series was heavily inspired by LJ Smith's works. Most of the canon characters from H2O: Just Add Water appear in the series, and most of them have maintained the basis of their personality, though their names and backgrounds have significantly changed. The original piece concluded in April of 2011.

A sequel was released in June of 2011 and explores the mermaid mythology and tyranny of the vampire world's government that was introduced in the original fic more deeply. It may be read here

Fangs and Fins provides examples of:

  • Abandon Ship: Both Lily/Lewis and James/Rose were treated to this later on in season 1
  • Abusive Parents: All of the Council families.
  • Action Girl: Lily, Arianna and Minerva do just as well (if not better) than the boys when it comes to fighting.
  • Actor Allusion: The kids like the series Legend of the Seeker, which Craig Horner, who portrays Ash, was in.
    • Rose seems to like the band Muse, as Cariba Heine does in Real Life.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: 2.02 - "Arianna".
    • 2.07 - "Sofia"
  • Adorkable: James, at least when trying to talk to girls..
  • Alliterative Name: Minerva Montgomery, along with her three sisters and parents.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Probably the reason for Lily's initial attraction to Ash, and perhaps Rose's to Ben.
  • All Love Is Unrequited
  • Aloof Big Brother: Ben and Constance had a tendency to see James as this.
  • Alternate Universe Fic
  • An Aesop: There are a couple, the biggest one being to open yourself up to new feelings.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Sofia, as suggested by her actress and her ambiguous ethnicity.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Violet, until the latter half of season 2 took the 'ambiguous' out of it. Same goes for Petra, who seemed to be kind yet misguided throughout season 1 and the first half of season 2, before she is slowly revealed to be pure evil after she blackmails Lily.
    • Byron, who was a slightly less subtle example, initially appeared to be a friend of Lily's, until it's revealed he's Elliot's minion
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Several of the Nereids have Jewish surnames, but Léa Abel is probably the best example.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Played straight in one case (Violet) and ultimately averted in another (Ariadne).
  • Anti-Hero: Most of the characters in one way or another, but most notably Ben who committed a series of completely unjustifiable murders.
  • Arranged Marriage: Arianna discovers that her mother and James's father are planning one between James and herself. They are first cousins.
    • This seems to be very common between the families who have family members on the Council and becomes a major plot point in season 2 when Sofia and Katharina are pitting against each other for Ben's hand.
  • Ascended Extra: Arianna made a few appearances in the last few chapters leading up to the finale but was promoted to the main cast during the sequel/season two.
    • Ben was more of a background character until halfway though the story when he was promoted to the main cast. Now he gets more page time than James.
  • Asshole Victim: Jewel wasn't exactly the nicest person around.
  • The Atoner: Arguably Ben, but one can argue that he was just seriously misguided rather than completely evil.
  • Badass
    • Badass Boast: James has a (subtle) on in 2.08. "What is sand made out of?
    • Badass Bookworm: James, Minerva, Lily are the most scholarly and well-read of the bunch and arguably the three most competent fighters.
    • Badass Gay: Arianna
  • Beta Couple: In season 1, Lily/Lewis, Ash/Lily and Constance/Lewis, though Lily/Lewis is the most consistent example.
  • Bi the Way: Lily is probably best considered pansexual, actually. Strongly implied with Elisabeth, Isabel and Violet as well.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Constance.
    • Léa
  • Big Eater: The wolf pack and Byron.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: All of them, basically.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Rose and James initially had this dynamic, however it faded quickly.
    • Ben and Rose have a peculiar relationship.
  • Better as Friends: Lily decides this about her and Lewis.
    • This seems to be the offical verdict on James/Rose
    • As well as Arianna/Ben
  • Betty and Veronica: Rose must pick between James (Betty) and Ben (Veronica).
    • In season 1, Lewis (Betty) and Ash (Veronica) for Lily.
  • Birds of a Feather: Ben and Rose. They're both passionate, impulsive and headstrong.
    • James and Minerva.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Kind of. Rose is strawberry blonde and would (probably) qualify as a Fiery Redhead, Minerva is a Brainy Brunette, spoiler: but Constance was not, and Arianna is very much not a Dumb Blonde, same with both Lily and Laurel.
  • Blood Lust: Pretty much every vampire in the series at one point or another, but particularly Arianna in season 2
  • Brand X: Fangbook
  • Broken Bird: Constance and Rose, big time. Lily, Arianna and Minerva too. Hell, pretty much everyone.
  • Broken Pedestal: Violet for Rose.
  • Butt Monkey: James, who is referred to as a Fun Sponge and is made fun of by pretty much every character at one point or another.
  • Byronic Hero: Ben.
  • Character Development: Ben, Rose and Lily.
    • A lesser example is Lewis, who finally let Lily go and decided to move on.
  • Cupid Hates Odd Couples: So much.
  • Dance of Romance: All over the place in 2.08, most prominently Arianna/Lily.
  • Dark Secret: Several.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Several candidates.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Implied with Arianna
    • Rose.
    • And later on, Minerva
  • Dhampir: Both Arianna and Ben.
    • Also Arianna's younger sisters, Katharina and Natalia.
    • Elliot
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Rose has a tendency to overreact in regards to Lily.
    • Ben, sometimes, notably when he blows up at Arianna and James in 2.02.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Constance
  • Downer Ending: Season 1.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Subverted. James often resorts to this, but he drinks blood mixed with alcohol instead.
    • Arianna and Ben, too.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Sofia and Ivy.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: James, Ben, Minerva, Marie...
  • The Eeyore: Rose, at first.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: James's is Ayden, which Arianna describes as being "kind of girly".
  • Emotionless Girl: Rose early on.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: Minerva and Lily.
  • Fakeout Makeout: Ben/Rose in 2.08
  • Fiery Redhead: Well reddish-blonde. Rose, and Violet before her.
  • Five-Man Band: Well, more like Ten Man Band.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Rose, Lily and their mother Violet.
    • If you extend it to plants - Ash and his sister, Ivy.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Rose and Ben are Foolish, Lily and James are Responsible.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Constance - sanguine, Rose - choleric, Lily - melancholic, and Arianna - phlegmatic.
    • Laurel - sanguine and Minerva - melancholic.
    • Will - sanguine, Ben - choleric, James - melancholic, and Lewis - phlegmatic.
  • Freudian Trio: Rose (Id), Lewis (Ego), and Lily (Superego). Also Ben (Id), Lewis (Ego), and James (Superego).
  • Friend Versus Lover: Subverted. This is what leads Lily to break up with Lewis because she thought their relationship would be weird for Rose or too hard for her to handle.
  • Generation Xerox: Played with. Aside from the obvious, such as Rose resembling Violet and Ben/James resembling Isaac, Rose and the brothers all possess different personalities than their parents did and Rose is no where near as crazy as Violet was, though if Isaac resembles either brother personality wise he is closer to Ben than James, meaning that Rose/Ben kind of parallels Violet/Isaac, specifically that Violet/Isaac was mostly physical, which Rose almost seems to be trying to convince herself that her connection with Ben is just physical (i.e. what occurred in 2.04...)
    • Another blatant parallel would be Ariadne/Lea vs. Arianna/Lily. They even do the forehead-touching-thing and link arms constantly. Also - Ariadne/Lea, Arianna/Lily
  • Genki Girl: Constance.
  • Girl Posse: Minerva had one at Billiard.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Constance and Rose.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Rose and Lily.
  • The Heart: Arianna, Lily and Lewis.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Ben and Lewis.
  • Hidden Depths: Just about everyone.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen
  • Hufflepuff House: The Campbells.
  • Ice Queen: Rose, before James and Ben defrosted the hell out of her.
    • Minerva
  • Improbably Female Cast: The Nereids.
  • Interspecies Romance: Almost everyone. The only notable exception is James/Minerva (both vampires).
    • Rose dated James and has feelings for Ben, both vampires.
    • Lily dated Lewis when he was human, Ash (human) and has feelings for Arianna (vampire)
    • Lewis dated Constance (vampire), Lily (mermaids) and Laurel (mermaid).
  • Intoxication Ensues: Arianna and James in 2.02.
  • Ivy League For Everyone: Minerva wants more than anything for this trope to apply to her.
  • Jerkass: Jewel definitely crosses into this trope.
    • Also Ash
    • And Elliot
    • Isaac Wood too.
  • Jerkass Façade: Ben.
  • Just Friends: Lily and Lewis.
    • Arianna insists that she and Ben are this too. Rose does the same.
  • Karma Houdini: Ben.
  • Kick the Dog: Jewel, towards Constance. Like for 95% of her pagetime
    • Ben to Arianna in season 2.
  • Kill the Cutie: Abigail and Constance
  • Kissing Cousins: James and Arianna are forced into an arranged marriage.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: Lily and Arianna.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Ben's a minor example.
  • Lie Back and Think of England: Minerva's wedding "blessing" to Marie.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Rose and Lewis
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Arianna. Implied with Madeleine Montgomery.
  • Last Girl Wins: James/Minerva, Lewis/Laurel. If you want to get technical about it, Lily's relationship with Arianna actually fits First Girl Wins better harharhar.
  • Love Dodecahedron: A milder version, mostly.
    • Season 1: Jewel wants James who is dating Rose who Ben thinks he might have feelings for. Lewis is dating Constance but still isn't over Lily who is interested in both Ash and Byron.
    • Season 2: James is frustrated that Ben kissed Rose which leads him to question his relationship with both of them, and is a big factor as to why they break up. Ben then feels guilty about possibly pursuing Rose, however James moves on quickly and starts developing feelings for Minerva. Lily thinks she may be interested in Arianna, but she thinks that Arianna may have a thing with Ben, while Lewis pursues Laurel. And James and Arianna get forced into an Arranged Marriage...
  • Love Martyr: Lewis for Lily, a lot of the time. The guy's devoted, sure, but he does a better job at parenting Rose than Lily does and enjoys the company of Ben/James/Constance. He gets absolutely nothing out of his relationship with Lily, while he got new friends and consistency out of his friendship with Rose - yet he will always take Lily's side if an argument arises.
    • To be fair though, Rose is insensitive as hell and Lily's side in arguments is generally more logical. Rose wouldn't pick Lily over James/Ben, but Lily sure would pick Rose over Lewis, which he sadly realizes.
    • Lewis also has an easier time relating to Lily, Rose is very selfish and Lily is very selfless, Lewis can align himself with her because they're personalities are similar. Lily also doesn't seem to take Lewis for granted as Rose often does.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: More like "Lily and Rose, I am your brother's father" from Mr. Wood.
  • The Masochism Tango: James/Rose in season 2.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Constance, kind of.
  • Name's the Same: Lily Collins.
  • Neat Freak: James, according to Arianna.
  • Nice Guy: Lewis, Will and James.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Constance with James and Ben, as she is adopted.
    • James, Ben, Rose and Lily all share a sibling, but they are not technically related themselves.
  • Odd Friendship: Ben with mostly everyone, especially Rose. To a lesser extent, Lewis and Ben.
  • Odd Name Out: Lily, Rose and Elliot Collins. The former two are named after flowers, will Elliot is not.
    • James and Ben are both named after biblical figures, Benjamin was the last of Jacob's twelve sons and James after the Epistle of James. Their adopted sister Constance is the Odd Name Out.
  • One-Gender School: Arianna and Minerva's old school, Billard.
  • Only Sane Man: Most frequently Lewis. Out of the wolf pack, Noel.
  • The Ophelia: Constance.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Averted. The difference between mermaids and sirens is made very clear.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: For one thing, there are three species of them. The ones who are born - who can digest small portions of human food, drink blood, and have Elemental Powers. The ones who are born but are half-human/half-whatever can do the same. Then the ones who are made - they cannot digest human food, can't have children and don't have any powers.
  • Parental Favoritism: Subverted. Mr. Wood favors James because he is the only child who is 100% vampire, but the word "favors" should be used loosley...
    • Minerva's parents have a tendency to favor her older, successful siblings.
  • Pensieve Flashback: A big, plot-heavy one with the Nereids.
  • Platonic Life Partners: James and Arianna manage to keep things platonic while sleeping in the same bed in 2.02. Despite kissing in 2.03, they both admit to feeling nothing and have spent the rest of season 2 as close friends.
    • Ben and Arianna. Kind of. Ben definitely had feelings for Arianna prior to finding out she was gay, and his reaction to Arianna and James's Arranged Marriage in 2.03 suggest a repressed attraction.
    • Rose and Lewis
    • The direction Lily/Lewis has been heading in as of season 2.
  • Posthumous Character: Several. Lily and Rose's mother Violet, Ben's mother Anna, James' mother Ashley, and Elliot. However, it is revealed that Violet and Elliot survived.
  • Power Trio: Lily, Lewis and Rose. James, Ben, and Arianna resolved themselves from a Four Temperament into this after season 1.
  • Preppy Name: All over the place, most notably with the Montgomery sisters - Marie, Madeleine, Mathilda and Minerva.
  • Promotion to Parent: Lily, James also shows shades of this.
  • Put on a Bus: Jewel, Mr. Collins, Byron, Charlotte
    • Jewel came back very briefly in the last few chapters only to be killed off
    • Mr. Collins also never made a physical appearance, therefore he was never actually Put on a Bus. He did appear in the season 1 finale, however, and makes frequent appearances in season 2.
    • Ash tends to drift in and out of the story.
    • The Bus Came Back in 2.08 for Charlotte.
  • Really Gets Around: Implied with Ben and Jewel.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Rose and Ben are red, Lily and James are blue.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: James, Benjamin, and Isaac Wood.
    • Lampshaded with Minerva.
    • Léa is another from of Leah, who was Jacob’s first wife.
    • Also Ariadne. Several of the Nereids were named after actual Nereids as well.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Lily and Arianna stray into this.
    • Also Elisabeth and Violet.
  • Running Gag: Hugsy.
    • The kids drinking Coke and marathoning tv. Also, Legend of the Seeker
    • James being boring or too serious.
      • Twilight.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Rose and Lily's mother and brother. But they actually both survived
  • Sacrificial Lion: Arguably Constance.
  • Second Love: James/Minerva, Lewis/Laurel, Lily/Arianna, Ben/Rose. Even Constance/Lewis
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Arianna and Lily in 2.06. Ben in 2.07.
  • Ship Tease: Loads between Rose and Ben, but a particularly mean one happens in the first season finale when the two kiss passionately, but are interrupted by Mr. Collins. Rose then goes back to James, inisting that the kiss was a mistake
    • Oh boy...Lewis/Lily, which is, by far, the most prominent example.
    • Lily/Ash, Lily/Byron...
    • Arianna/James, who even kissed in 2.03
    • Arianna/Ben
  • Sibling Rivalry: James and Ben, Lily and Rose. The former is more of a typical rivalry whereas the latter consists more of constant bickering, however.
    • Minerva with all of her sisters, especially Maire...
  • Sibling Triangle: Both Wood brothers are interested in Rose.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Lily is logical and overthinks things while Rose is impulsive and sometimes underthinks things. Ben is passionate, mischievous and headstrong while James is serious, thoughtful and cerebral.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Rose and Ben. They spend the first portion of the original story hating each other, the second half full of UST, and by the sequel things are still weird between them - Rose says Ben is avoiding her, they kiss in Rose's room, etc.
  • Superpower Lottery: For the vampires and werewolves.
    • Super Speed: They can move and run much faster than that of a normal human.
    • Super Reflexes: They can react much faster and quicker to situations than that of a normal human.
    • Super Strength: They are able to carry or lift heavier objects with much ease and little effort.
    • Healing Factor: Vampires only. They can get stabbed, shot or wounded and she will heal immediately.
    • Super Senses: All of their senses, such as sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing have become clearer, stronger and heightened. They are able to see, smell and hear things from a greater distance than that of a normal human.
  • Triang Relations: Ben/Rose/James was a type 4 in season 1, but eventually morphs into a pretty straight type 9 by season 2.
    • Lewis/Lily/Rose is a (mostly platonic) type 9, with Lily's loyalty to Rose preventing her from entering a romantic relationship with Lewis.
  • Take That: Twilight. Just Twilight.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: James.
  • Team Mom: Lily.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Lewis in season 2.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Either Rose or perhaps James (specifically in the last five chapters or so, due to stress) would probably qualify.
    • Don't forget Ash, Byron, Jewel and Elliot.
      • Ben in season 2. He reduced Arianna to tears when she was trying to mediate a fight between him and James, and spends the majority of 2.03 being a jerkass, again, to James and Arianna.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Ben.
  • True Companions: Yes, it's a Love Dodecahedron, and yes, they ''all'' have issues, but the group really do care deeply about each other. Even Minerva.
  • The Unfavourite: Notably Ben and Constance, but Minerva as well.
  • Wrong Girl First: Played pretty straight with Lewis's relationship with Lily.
    • Once, again played straight with James's relationship with Rose.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Rose, Lily, and Lewis. But, surprisingly, while it lasted, the romantic triangle was more friendship vs. love rather than the two girls fighting over the guy.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: James, Ben, and Arianna.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Ben and Rose. Lily and Arianna.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Blake Lockwood threatens Sofia with this.
  • Your Cheating Heart: James and Jewel, though Jewel more or less threw herself at James, and it clearly didn't mean anything. Rose's kiss with Ben, however...
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