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Lighter And Softer:
Most fluff fics are this to the original work they were based on, especially if it was considerably dark in tone.
, an AU fic of Slightly Altered , despite having some truly horrific moments, is still a LOT lighter in tone than the original series. As of Chapter 8, nobody Slightly Damned apart from Buwaro's biological parents has died, not even Sakido. Rhea is oddly absent, though, so she may be dead.
, a Film Fic of Decks Fall Everyone Dies Moulin Rouge! using the characters, tones down the Duke's character (and the depression of rest of the plot) considerably.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series The "Daycare 'Verse", a series of Alternate Universe modern-setting X-Men: First Class Slash Fics. In it, Charles Xavier runs a daycare for mutant toddlers, and Erik Lehnsherr is his Jerk with a Heart of Gold engineer boyfriend (instead of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds Nazi Hunter-turned-terrorist). Instead of Fantastic Racism and imminent nuclear war, the main hazards in the characters' current lives seem to be annoying coworkers and getting set on fire by a mutant preschooler with Power Incontinence issues.
A Pony Space and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic crossover, while it does have much of Dead Space Dead Space's horror and the psychological effects of the Marker, Necromorphs rarely show up (twice as of 14 chapters), and it keeps much of MLP's light hearted tone.
The first featured a content warning and even a separate clean version, while the second one was specifically designed to stay within a PG-13 level. Ponies The Anthology Word of God from one of the Anthology's contributors is that this actually made them think more about what was funny versus Vulgar Humor.
In the Death Note Crack Fic , All You Need Is Love basically Death Note the Sitcom, there are much fewer deaths of series regulars and Light/Kira is much more mentally stable in this ficverse "sticking to a diet of murderers and rapists" and doesn't jump off the slippery slope.
the Heartwarming I Won't Say Death Note Christmas Special.
The episode "Fractures" in the series, a Children of Time Sherlock Holmes/ Doctor Who Crossover that tends to be Darker and Edgier than its parent works.
is, at the same time, My Little Investigations Darker and Edgier than the show it takes place on and Lighter and Softer than the game it's based on (due to averting Always Murder).
In the Darker and Edgier Crossover series ... there's the 221B series, a long string of Children of Time 221-word-long drabbles. Even this series-within-a-series is not excluded from angst, but it tends toward fluffy marriage moments for Sherlock and Beth Holmes.
Though fanfic Tomb Raider (2013) and its sequel The Camera Loves You The Dreaming are by no means free of violence, death and Angst, they are by far lighter than the grim, gory video game itself.
Death Note Fan Fiction in a nutshell: .
a A Charmed Life AU and Death Note Ryuk/Light romance in which Everybody Lives.