Fanfic: The Wario Barker Collection
"It all started with a girl, her father, and her best friend finding a dog on the side of a lake..."
—First line of The First Story
, last line
of Last Peace
The stories written by Wario Barker
, some over the course of at least a decade. Some of these were published, others...notsomuch.
The Four Stories
The four that began this whole lineup. The early ones were conceived when the author was very young, and hence may seem childish in nature.
- The First Story: A girl, her father, and her best friend find a dog on the side of a lake... (originally written circa 1992)
- The Second Story: Four sentient animals find themselves face-to-face with a certain blue box... (The Lion King / Doctor Who Cross Over; originally written circa 1994)
- The Third Story: Four Pokémon are sucked through a Time Gate, meeting a lamb who would later be Susan Wise... (originally written circa 1999)
- The Fourth Story: Ash Ketchum and friends travel to Poorfield Beach, where they discover much more about not only themselves, but just how many worlds there are... (originally written circa 2002)
- The Twelve Dimensions: The result of combining the above four. A young man collapses, then awakes in a strange land 1,000 years into his future with no way to get home...but with so much to see and do in these new worlds, would he even want to go home if given the chance? (originally written circa 2004)
Doctor Who: The Continuing Adventures
Chronicles the Doctor as he lives out his 13th incarnation. Although it appears to be the end for Ka Faraq Gatri
, in reality he's just getting started...
- Azumanga Who: The Doctor finds himself and his three daughters stranded in Japan, thanks to an inexplicable fault with the TARDIS. Although he merely wants to fix the Ship and leave, the Doctor requires help from a certain prodigy at a certain school — but several people from his tattered past have other ideas. (Doctor Who / Azumanga Daioh crossover)
- An Azumanga Halloween: Tomo gets Yomi to dress up as the "super cow" from an anime they like, but Yomi doesn't feel comfortable with how "real" her costume seems to be. Those aren't prosthetics.
- New Life: The Doctor's cute little stuffed kitten comes to life, thanks to an Iriomote cat who is more than he appears to be... (Doctor Who / Azumanga Daioh crossover)
- Jani's Birthday Trip: The Doctor and Hannah take Jani Bodmann into his future, but the TARDIS ends up overshooting its destination...landing on an Earth ruled by the Supreme Overlord.
- R&S Depression Syndrome: Rebekah and Sarah are captured, as are the Doctor and Hannah...but Rebekah and Sarah are helpless, and when all is revealed it sends the Doctor to the brink of sanity.
- An Insignificant Choice: The Doctor feels a strange sense of dread and weight about something that should be considered trivial at best. Making this decision won't change anything...right? note
- Phases of the Moon: The Doctor and Hannah, now alone, travel Earth as the TARDIS regrows. In March 1984, a strange girl calls for help from an abandoned German mansion... (Doctor Who / Moon Phase crossover)
- Master Slave: The Doctor's first incarnation, walking the Earth without his Ship in 2009, visits the residence of a young girl he knows is being held there against her will.
- The Matter of the Cake: The Doctor gets moody. Hannah tries to build a cake. There are words. And slapping.
- Terror of the Zypedrians: The Doctor is summoned by the White Guardian to stop a Zypedrian before it kills Chris Davola, the first Human to meet the Venusians, before he is born in 1990.
- The Final End: The Doctor, Hannah, Allura, and Chrissie discover that all is not well on the Eye of Orion...and the menace behind it, who claims to have secretly controlled the Time Lord since his Eleventh incarnation, wants the Doctor dead for what may be the most plausible of reasons.
- The Dreamer Wakes: Perhaps the Doctor shouldn't have known about this...
- Death is But a Whisper: Someone is after the Doctor, Hannah, and Allura, and nothing will get in its way...not even the Brigadier.
- The Path of the Doctor: The Doctor regenerates once more, and things go very awry...
Stories where the focus is on someone other than the Doctor, but are in the same Fan Verse
- New Year's Eve: Azumanga Style: Six years after Azumanga Daioh, the girls get together to discuss what they'll do in the new year...and meet Nanami, the seven-year-old daughter of Yukari and Nyamo.
- Allura's Hospital: Allura and her friends, having escaped the clutches of an old foe, find themselves in an abandoned Japanese hospital in 1951. To protect themselves and not look out-of-place, they use their combined knowledge to restore the place back to working order as a "cover", which also requires they legitimately help those requiring medical aid. The story covers the next 50 years, an era full of events large and small...until 2001, when the Doctor enters their lives again.
- "Princess" Allura McCoy in the WWE: A familiar woman takes down a renowned Superstar in her bookstore, and finds herself employed by a certain man who thinks her "I've lived for over three millenia" story will guarantee big ratings.
- The Reason Why: As Allura fights a deadly menace, Chrissie begins feeling a strange sense of dread and a young girl named Nadimia discovers the truth about the world...
- Glass Life: Autobiography written by Allura in an attempt to clear her name, following events that completely destroyed her reputation.
- Project RINI: Susan Wise wakes up in a white cell, finally captured and put in a prison designed to drain her powers...but can she really change, as Miss Glowbug believes she can? And just what is her greatest secret?
- The Wise Imprimature: A gynoid named Jolyn succumbs to a great and ancient force, becoming someone who will continue to haunt the Doctor...
- Last Peace: Hannah finds herself in a familiar Alternate Universe and, with no way to leave and full knowledge of what happened to the Doctor, prepares to make the worst decision of her life... (last story in the author's canon)
What if...something, or somebody, had done something differently?
- "New Beginnings" Altiverses (in which how we saw things begin may not have been the truth)
- An Unearthly Hannah: Two teachers follow a strange ten-year-old student of theirs into her otherworldly home, and meet her father — a strange man who calls himself "the Doctor". (Doctor Who / Azumanga Daioh Cross Over; alternate of "An Unearthly Child")
- Stars and Money: Six girls are thrust into a bizarre "test" — a game of high stakes in a familiar place, helmed by a familiar face, all in a time long before they were born.
- "Dreamscape" Altiverse (in which the author dreams strange things)
- Mission to Pluto: The Doctor encounters "the Boss", who plans to turn the Time Lord into a killing beast...and only his mother and brother can save him.
- Hawk, Bull, Slim, Slash: The Doctor finds himself involved in a lottery he can't understand, as he plans to help a man save his own life.
- Prodigy Girl: The Doctor, again teaching, discovers a girl obtaining information that simply shouldn't exist.
- School of Hard: The Doctor attends a strange school where cheerleaders are for-(ahem)...dessert.
- One Man's Existence: The Cybermen have found the Doctor, who really shouldn't be alive anyway...
- The Quickness of Death: The Doctor's mother is missing, and his brother appears to have been killed.
- Evil World: A disease has been spread from its contained area, and the Doctor is the target of those affected.
- Purchase of a Lifetime: A failing student discovers that things won't be bad for much longer...
- Test #144: There are several doors, all leading to different sub-tests, with deadly punishments for those who fail. Can the Doctor survive?
- "Grim AzuBastion" Altiverse (in which the events after "Jani's Birthday Trip" go very, very wrong)
- A Grim AzuBastion, Indeed: The author mourns the passing of a former "home", while the Doctor faces off against a fierce race of beings who want to eat him alive.
- Revenge of the Fallen: The Doctor finds himself in a strange new world, and fate gives him the task of tending to a Kirlia who has also found herself in this place.
- "Author's Immersion" Altiverse (in which the author finds himself inside the world he created)
- Twenty-One Candles: Written for the author's birthday in 2009, the author struggles between the world he lives in...and the world he wants to live in.
- Dreams...and What They Mean: The author's recent decisions scare him, and Hannah arrives to straighten him out.
- Doctor Who and the Phoenix: The author is drawn to a contest where near-perfection is desired far more than people who would actually benefit from the services offered to the winner.
- The Moro-Mirror: The author faces a doppelganger of himself, who has been spreading lies and falsehoods...
- Mind's Vortex: The author relives the period of May 2008 to Fall 2009 while in a state of limbo, then decides to pull a Sam Tyler.
- The Grand Eulogy: The author discusses thoughts on his father's life and (then-very recent) death with his characters, then forces himself to come face-to-face with his father's fictional counterpart — Samuel Dleifneb.
- "Azumanga Who" Altiverses (in which things played out a bit differently from the author's canon...)
- Deerfield Beach, 2050 AD: The author, living in a world that is near destruction, shares a deadly secret (and his deepest regret) as death approaches...
- Azumanga Who (The Scripts): The original version, published in 2008. More stilted, more basic, and completely non-canon as of now.
- Azumanga Who (First-Person Novel): The second version, now written from the Doctor's point of view. Was also viewed by the author as constricting.
- AzuDaniel Draboh: Little cutaways starring various characters.
- Tomo's Padlocked Box: Tomo and Yomi discover a strange box, and end up making a new version of a legend as old as time itself...
- You Shouldn't Have Done That: The Doctor discovers just how quickly things can go to Hell...
These stories provide examples of:
- Action Girl: Allura. Although she was that way before these stories, she hardens over the course of centuries to the point of using a gun in The Reason Why.
- All Just a Dream / Or Was It a Dream?: Dreams are a common thread in these stories.
- Dream Gates existed since The First Story — if the events in the dream would benefit the greater good in reality, it happens. Susan Wise appears to have had some power over the Gates, since no dreams involving pain upon her ever came to pass.
- Several stories discuss the power of dreams, such as Azumanga Who (which also states that dreams of one Realm take place in the other, a thread visible in Hawk, Bull, Slim, Slash and Revenge of the Fallen).
- There are a few hints that this may overlap with Dream Apocalypse.
- Alternate Universe Fic: When the author began writing this continuity, Series 4 was still airing and he hadn't seen it. The Doctor hence regenerates into Ronald Howard, then Jonathan Gundrie, then Hugh Laurie...and then things get complicated.
- The remainder of Ten's life was added later on, with An Insignificant Choice (production code 4.16˝) as the major point of divergence.
- In early 2011, the author made the timeline diverge at Nine's regeneration, although the sole difference was the Doctor's appearance/voice — Rich Karley, not David Tennant. That said, it seems Karley's Tenth Doctor is a result of the Doctor's faulty memories.
- Arc Number: DB082319882358, appearing across time and universes. First appears in Azu-Who, last appears in one ending of Last Peace.
- Backstory: The Twelve Dimensions builds many of the characters and concepts, along with the reason why the Doctor doesn't recognize Allura and her friends in Azu-Who despite being from his past.
- Berserk Button: Don't hurt children when the Doctor's around, especially not his daughters. And if you kill one (or more) of them...oh, boy.
- Bittersweet Ending: After all is said and done, the Doctor gets one.
- Book Ends: One ending of Last Peace has Chiyo beginning The First Story.
- The Cameo: Many, from fellow authors to the Doctor's various incarnations.
- Crossover: ...Yeah.
- Curtain Fic: The Matter of the Cake, for one.
- Dark Fic: Project RINI is the biggest example, but the Death Is But A Whisper-The Path of the Doctor-Last Peace trifecta also qualifies...if only for what happens to the Doctor.
- Downer Ending: The other ending to Last Peace. Oy.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Allura. Chrissie and Soval would be heirs to the throne of Arus...if the planet still existed.
- Fanverse: Nearly all of the author's stories share one continuity.
- Five-Man Band: From the "Allura's Hospital" period,
- The Hero: Allura McCoy.
- The Lancer: Samuel Dleifneb; to a lesser extent, Soval.
- The Smart Guy: Miss Goldwood/Glowbug, who actually owned the hospital but intentionally took a lower job so she didn't attract attention. She also fills the peacekeeping role.
- The Big Guy: Wem/Mew.
- The Chick: Chrissie.
- Game Show Appearance: Stars & Money.
- Meaningful Name:
- Susan Wise is taken from her original name (The Wise Old Lamb) and her real one; indeed, she even resembles her "actress" as she appeared in the 1990s.
- Project RINI itself.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: Mainly because the Doctor isn't what he used to be. In The Final End, the Doctor meets the Author, who is behind the death and destruction in that story.
- The Other Darrin: Rich Karley plays the Tenth Doctor (albeit only in the Doctor's memories, it seems), Ronald Howard plays the Eleventh, and Jonathan Gundrie plays the Twelfth. Howard played Sherlock Holmes in a 1950s television adaptation, while Karley and Gundrie are friends of the author.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Susan Wise.
- The Pope: The Doctor makes one trip circa 2006, resulting in himself and Hannah being listed as "shoot-on-sight" by the Catholic church.
- Rage Against the Author: The Final End.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Several times.
- Really 700 Years Old: Oh, so much.
- Real Song Theme Tune: All chosen for having similarities to the Doctor Who theme.
- The Dreamscape series uses a portion of DEVO's "Disco Dancer".
- Revenge of the Fallen uses portions of Pat Benatar's "Invincible".
- Last Peace uses the short theme from AIR.
- Other songs used include "Land of Confusion" (a portion), most of this, and the theme heard here.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: R&S Depression Syndrome is easily the biggest example, and for good reason.
- Shared Universe: Occasionally, the author's characters have been seen elsewhere by other authors — the Doctor and Hannah in AzuDrabble Daioh; Hannah in Azumanga Politburo: Project Alice; Allura's alter-ego Arulla in Every New Day; the Doctor, Hannah, and the First Doctor in It Was Upon A Space Christmas; and the Doctor in Memories.
- While likely unintentional, the Fifteenth Doctor in Two of a Kind seems to resemble Daniel's, with Mystery somewhat resembling Hannah.
- Shout-Out: Oh, so much.
- Shown Their Work: A header in the author's works (only his own private files) is dedicated to him using what he wrote to figure out the best slotting in his canon.
- Stable Time Loop: Nanami. After dying from the energy taken to save Earth and restore it (and its inhabitants), an act which also ripples back three years and causes the TARDIS to go berserk, her last breath creates a glass coffin which shoots off into space. The coffin ends up landing on another Earth during the "Allura's Hospital" period where Allura, now hardened due to various reasons, extracts the DNA which results in Yukari and Nyamo conceiving Nanami and a sequence of events that results in the girl being entrusted to "M".
- Time Travel: Well, duh.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Hannah, Allura, and the "good side" of Lavos enjoy tea.
- World War II: The hospital that eventually became associated with Allura was abandoned circa 1943, a result of said war making it unusable. It had only gotten worse by the time the group discovered it in 1951.
- Write Who You Know: Most blatantly Sam (the author's father), and to a lesser extent the Karley/Gundrie Doctors (the author's friends).