The Interference by Newbie-Spud of Fanfiction.net is a series of FanFics that centers around the exploits of the author's self insert 'Alexander Karsath' as he ventures through different video game worlds and making alterations to the expected storyline. The series started with the original story set in the Kingdom Hearts universe and has such moved through the game worlds of Fullmetal Alchemist 2 Curse Of The Crimson Elixir, Chrono Trigger, and is currently in the game-verse of Jak II.Although the author makes no secret of the fact that Alexander is part of a Self-Insert Fic, The Interference has managed to avoid the pitfalls that such stories tend to fall into and even manages to flow smoothly despite being complete novelizations of each game they feature. The author even manages to work elements of previous stories without them seeming out of place or forced in at the last minute.There was a hiatus recently due to Newbie-Spud taking way too many extracurricular activities, but once they were over he got back to work.Also accompanied by its Forum, The Interference: Multiverse.
Adaptation Induced Plothole: In Kingdom Hearts canon produced long after the fics began, it's revealed that the other Apprentices didn't take a powerful or humanoid Heartless form and most of their Heartless were slain some time before Chain of Memories ends.
Awesome, but Impractical: The Time Fracture Lockshield makes time travel over any amount of time technically possible. Awesome? Great! If the world you're in doesn't have any naturally-occurring holes in time-space and you don't have incredible power reserves to make up for it, it becomes extremely limited.
Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Well, not evil but after his Dark Eco Treatments Alex has shown a lower regard for complete life easily killing Krimzon Guards with both his Lockshield and magic without batting an eye when originally he was beaten up by them because he was afraid of killing them.
Brainy Brunette: Played straight, Alex has brown hair. Erica falls between this and Dumb Blonde both in personality and hair colour.
Break the Cutie: The entire first few chapters of the fourth story are all about this.
Brick Joke: In the second fic, as in the original FMA game, there is a giant Golem spider boss. Ed remarks that if the boss turns out to have a twin brother, he's going to be pissed. One entire fic later, Ed is pissed.
Combat Pragmatist: Alex pulled this in the first story by cutting the seams holding Oogie Boogie together and then promptly lampshading it. And it happens even more later on once he acquires Alchemy.
It's through something akin to this that he saves Axel from dying in the first story - via making him play by the rules of normal gameplay as a party member and defeating the oncoming streams of Assassins with a Combination Attack.
Control Freak: Alex has begun to show signs of having control issue's in Dark Renegade as Even brings the plot Off the Rails. He's gotten desperate enough to bring things under his control again that he's begun to show signs off becoming a Manipulative Bastard.
Dangerous Fifteenth Birthday: Three of the stories started on Alex's birthday due to the Universal Failsafe Law; the first of these is where Erica dies the second is where Alex dies, and the third is where Alex is jailed for two years, although that actually happens the day afterwards.
Dark Is Not Evil: Something of a borderline example; as, even though Alex's defining element is darkness (as opposed to Sora's light), it isn't expressively stated that this is a good or a bad thing, just something that is.
However, excessive darkness leads to dual personalities, infrequent and easily-triggered outbreaks into Anti-Form, and occasionally insanity.
Also, excessive darkness given a body can become a pretty sadistic Enemy Without.
Deadpan Snarker: Joumae, Alex's mental counterpart; Roxas has his moments too.
Daxter makes both of them seem like British Gentleman in comparison.
Filler: This is basically what Re:Coded amounted to. It was pretty pointless and all of the plot was skipped and the information gained was worthless to Alex because of the events of Dark Renegade. The only thing that actually mattered was Hyperion showing up.
The Smart Guy, Number Twoand a second Lancer: Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist. The protagonist that Alex has the strongest relationship with trusts the most and is basically his second best friend. He is in charge whenever Alex is indisposed or dead, and their friendship was so strong that Ed was the second person ever to wield the Lockshield and even became the Lockshield Master when Alex died. As for his Smart Guy position, he is an alchemist and scientist.
Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Four games and counting. One of which happens to link to nearly every major Disney film and classic cartoon short in existence.
Meaningful Name: Joumae, whose name means 'lock'. Yes, he did that on purpose.
Alexander, by accident - the name means either 'Helper of Men' or 'Defender of Men'. Alex wields a shield, and does his best to assist major characters rather than taking their spotlight.
Kronos was the youngest of the Titans. The personification of time, Chronos, whom Kronos was commonly identified with, was also associated with snakes, and Kronos the character has both time-travel abilities and reptilian eyes.
Morph Weapon: The Lockshield has several designs, which can be switched between to alter abilities granted. So far, seven designs are known, and five have come up in the story.
Name's the Same: Technically, the second fic has three Alexs - Karsath, Armstrong, and the dead dog.
Nobody Poops: The special outfit Alex gains imbues him with the universal body-functional ignorance of video game characters, i.e. less need to sleep, eat, or maintain those bodily functions that would be distracting and detrimental to a real-life adventurer.
Not a Morning Person: Alex doesn't wake up very easily. Actually comes into play as a minor plot point in the rewrite.
Official Couple: Aside from the canon couples in the games, Alex gets paired with Lucca in the third story.
However, the author has stated that since he was away being torture for what he considers two consecutive years, the spark is probably very much diminished.
Off the Rails: This is basically Even's entire Evil Plan to defeat Alex in Dark Renegade. He's going out of his way to destroy the plot of the game to ruin Alex's foreknowledge and make him slip up. It's working, and Even's presence brings Count Veger visibly into the game as well, who is looking for a Keyblade inspired by Alex and Even's Lockshields.
Before he's made aware that anything has changed on the villains' side, Alex is asked to do the same by Torn. The concept of being actually encouraged to alter things takes him aback.
Pet the Dog: Subverted. Alex is offered 10,000 Gold for a piece of jerky he bought for 9,900. Despite being told he can get a profit of 100, he gives the jerky away and the woman runs back home to teach her children about the meaning of charity ... and then slowly realises he's just lost a lot of money. For extra points, this entire sequence has no reason for being other than to get rid of the jerky.
Punny Name: Any character who had one in the original games, but Joumae counts somewhat. The Lockshield itself, of course, since it's the literal opposite of 'Keyblade'.
Recruiting The Criminal: While Alex wasn't a criminal in the normal sense, during the fourth story he is hired for the Krimzon Guard.
Effected by Alex once he returns to the real world at the beginning of the third story... but he only finds out at the start of the fourth story, when he discovers his sister's bed and things have disappeared from her and her mother's room.
Talking to Themself: There are characters with mental 'counterparts' who they can not only talk to, but use to hear the other counterparts as well; Joumae is a specific example, but there's also Roxas (for Sora) and Naminé (for Kairi). While he can hear the other ones, Riku can't talk to his counterpart... Xehanort's Heartless.
Time Stands Still: It is shown that this happens both whenever Alex(or anyone else for that matter) leaves the real world for the game world and once he has completed the events of the game world and returned home to give the timelines time to sync up. It even comes up as a plot point in the fourth story.
Hyperion uses Terra's Keyblade, Ends of the Earth. Which he stole from the Lingering Will!
Wham Episode: At first Re:Coded seemed like pure Filler but then the enigmatic Hyperion showed up defeated the Lingering Will, stole Terra's armor and Keyblade with Alchemy and defeated Mickey, Donald and Goofy with Chrono Cross magic!, and he has at least two friends.
Word Of God: He is very open with readers and friends about things like this and responds to questions.
Year Inside, Hour Outside: Related to the Time Stands Still entry; in the fourth story Alex spends a full TWO YEARS in Prison while the timelines of the other universes sync up to his and he FINALLY gets rescued.
You Can't Go Home Again: Highly probable, since Alex is, since the fourth story, no longer human on a genetic level. If he ever were to return to the real world for an extended period, he would be likely experimented on or hunted.