The Curator to the most prestigious and honorable ghost museum in all the Ghost Zone is tired of collecting simple artifacts of art and history. He's not satisfied with interesting, important ghosts that enjoy being on display. His new sights are set on collecting humans. Most recently, his eyes have fallen on a match set of Halfas, and he has finally decided to collect them.A collaboration between Pixie Girl 13 and Mutantlover09, The Collector is a Danny Phantom fanfic of epic proportions (over 30 chapters that are mostly over 15 pages long) that starts with Vlad and Danny having one of their spats, only to be interrupted by a mysterious ghost who can make them follow his orders with the power of his voice. He introduces himself as The Curator, the caretaker of a Ghost Zone museum that is known for its and high quality exhibits. He has recently started adding humans to the museum collection, regardless if they want to be put on display or not. Danny and Vlad have to team up, not only with each other, but with a pair of human thieves in order to escape their captivity.The Collector puts a high emphasis on character interaction and character development, often to the effect of placing the escape plot on the backseat. This makes the story seem slow to some, but the authors do good quality work for both the action scenes as well as the character scenes.The story can be found in full here.
Cultured Badass: Vlad reads War and Peace in French and can still kick tons of ass.
Cute Bruiser: Danny's teammates fawn over his cuteness but he's still the second most competent fighter.
Darkest Hour: Chapter 24. The heroes make it out of the museum only to see that they're surrounded by a shield that repels both ghosts and humans, which means it's impossible to penetrate. Only Vlad living up to his status as the Determinator gets them to carry on.
First Name Basis: The Curator trades 'Mr Masters' for 'Vlad' during the final battle, which makes him appear much more intimidating after he's stuck to formality until then.
Foe Yay: Some of the fans joke that the Curator singles Vlad out because he likes him the most, and that his brutality towards Danny is because of jealousy.
Foreshadowing: A few times, usually with Vlad. The first time he asks Melody what she'd do if someone cut her hair and soon afterwards the Curator does just that. The second time he playfully shocks Danny with his electricity powers during training. Some chapters later the Curator forces him to shock all of his friends as torture. The moment the final grand plan starts brewing in Vlad's mind is also already in chapter 19, even though it tooks nearly ten chapters for him to voice any part of it.
Forced to Watch: The Curator's later punishments towards Vlad have shades of this, although the situation is more like Forced To Participate.
Forgot About His Powers: Vlad doesn't once try to use his power of teleportation in the story. Said power was rarely seen on the show as well.
Indy Ploy: A large chuck of the escape plans are pretty spur of the moment, meant to only get them out of the locked room they're being kept in, leaving getting out of the museum as a whole as something to be figured out as they go along.
It Amused Me: The Curator's 'punishments' turn into this. The Curator even admits as much.
Motive Decay: Played for Drama. At first the Curator wanted his 'exhibits' to be comfortable in his museum. This turned into a desire to control them, which finally transformed into wanting to break them.