Fanfic: Ebony Darkness Dementia Raven Way Vs Canon aka: Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette De Mont Vs Canon
Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way vs. Canon is a Harry Potter fanfiction by Cookie VanDeKamp. It can be read here. The story begins on a normal day for Ron, Hermione, and Harry. And then... a certain Mary Sue shows up. After a few chapters of watching Ebony torment the students of Hogwarts, the Trio, Ginny, Luna, and Draco make it their business to get rid of her, once and for all.The sequel, Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette de Mont vs. Canon (read here) shakes up the formula a bit. A new Mary Sue arrives, but this one is of the Incorruptible Pure Pureness variety. Once again, the Hogwarts students decide to get rid of her, but it turns out the MSEA (Mary Sue Extermination Association) had the same idea. The two groups join forces. Partway through this story, the series was titled The MSEA Files.The third entry, The MSEA Reloaded, can be found here.Prior the posting of Reloaded, the author also launched a Tumblr blog for the MSEA Files here. There, she posts Useless MSEA Facts, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Charlie's long, long, long list of charges include her throwing a guy's computer out the window ("It had badly written Johnlock on it!"), having a threesome with fictional characters, getting banned from Rio (twice), among others... and it ends with "pirating music."
Artifact Title: The second story stops focusing on Sapphire messing with canon the second the MSEA is introduced.
Awesome McCool Name: Appears to be a requirement to work for the MSEA. But, above all, October Harper Maynard.
Draco: Vous êtes un psychopathe. Je ne suis pas ton copain. Laissez-moi. S'il vous plaît. Translation: You're a psychopath. I'm not your boyfriend. Leave me alone. Please.
Bittersweet Ending: The second one ends with Sapphire defeated and the Potter characters returned safely home, but with Missy, Jenny, Tara, and the Anonymous still on the loose, and the MSEA questioning their own morality.
Cerebus Syndrome: Hoo, boy. Ebony vs. Canon is completely wacky humor, Sapphire vs. Canon starts out this way but turns into a Dramedy halfway through, and now Reloaded is a Dramedy that's very heavy on the "drama" side, with only a few jokes to keep it from being a straight up drama.
Cluster SOB Bomb: October in chapter 6. In fact, for half the chapter, "son of a bitch" is all she says.
She also says "shit!" a total of eight times in a row when she realizes she and her team aren't alone in the Room of Requirement.
Cute Witch: Aphrodite, who is very good at magic and spells. She's not quite old enough to be a Hot Witch yet.
Darker and Edgier: MSEA Reloaded retains the humorous nature, but also deals with an emotionally abusive mother, the MSEA falling apart at the seams, and the possibility of a freaking civil war.
Here We Go Again: Ebony vs. Canon ends with a new Mary Sue showing up in her place.
Hostile Show Takeover: Tara barges into the narrator's office and takes over the fic for a chapter. The narrator still manages to get a few snarky comments in, though.
Hypocritical Humor: October has a strict "no swearing on the job" policy, and is show enforcing it, getting annoyed with Charlie for saying "hell" while she's on-duty. When Sapphire is revealed to be a Reality Warper, she lets out a "Oh, son of a bitch!" And she keeps on repeating the line for a good half-chapter or so.
She also says "Shit!" eight times in a row in chapter five. Brandon, of course, calls her out on this.
Missy claims that she is no kind of traitor. You know. After she burned down the MSEA headquarters and revealed herself to be working for the Big Bad.
Mood Whiplash: Sapphire vs. Canon starts off as another humorous parody, but this time with an entire team of Mary Sue exterminators! Oh, and by the way, one of the interns for the MSEA is a traitor. Also, the HQ just caught on fire.
Mooks: Teenage boys sent by the Anonymous to capture the MSEA. They aren't even given names; they're just called the Jerks.
Motive Rant: Missy to October in chapter 13 of Sapphire.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Every time a Mary Sue dies, a new one is born in it's place. And the Sue that replaced Ebony is even WORSE.
Tonight Someone Dies: In an author's note during Sapphire, the author rather casually mentioned that a main character would die in Reloaded. Now that Reloaded has been put up, we just have to wait and see who.
Town Girls: The three main female members of the MSEA. Aphrodite is the femme one, Charlie is the butch one, and October is the neutral one.
Gigi:Something's happened. The HQ caught on fire. Only one out of six people made it out.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Deconstructed with the MSEA's attitude towards Sues, which are sentient beings. Hermione at one point says killing a Sue is basically like killing a rat, to which Missy replies, "Is there really much difference between a human and a rat?" Indeed, many Suethors seem to feel the MSEA's killing of their Sues is cruel and unjust.