TroperWorks/PlanetOfFate is a work-in-progress sci-fi-fantasy short novel being authored by Tropers/{{SWJS}}. The author, after [[RetCon retconning]] some of the material and restarting, is on chapter one at the moment, and all chapters, once finished, will be viewable on the author's deviantart account: The project started c. 2009 and is still ongoing.

TroperWorks/PlanetOfFate, often shortened to [=POF=], is about a race of aliens called Anubians, and their struggles throughout a period of time. The novel starts off with the main character's parents, out and about in the city, enjoying their anniversary. They are, however, soon killed by an explosion while at dinner. Once they receive the news, their son and daughter, Sarko and Sally respectively, go through emotional instability, and both go down different paths. Sarko's path will end up leading him to discover that his parents' deaths weren't accidents, and that there is much more going on around him than he is able to see. The novel follows not only Sarko, but his sister, his peers, and his people throughout the many events of significance and hardships they all encounter, with the story being told from other points of view, as well as some minor characters.

Many other works inspired several details for things in the novel, including ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'', and even some Disney films, including ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Wiki/TVTropes itself has also been very inspirational and helpful while writing Planet of Fate. However, the most influencial work for POF was ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'', as the characters were originally Fan Characters, before SWJS and Nukawin decided to get their ideas protected.

Originally, the characters of [=POF=] were part of a comic called ''WebComic/Alienz'', authored by SWJS and illustrated by [[ Nukawin]]. After economic problems arose, SWJS and Nukawin went their separate ways, and SWJS began writing Planet of Fate, while Nukawin continued with ''Alienz''. Nukawin has since cancelled ''Alienz'' to pursue a career in taxidermy.

POF once rarely used descriptive imagery, one reason being most of the characters were drawn when they were part of Alienz, and another reason was because SWJS wanted the readers to visualize his creations for themselves, instead of just going with what he wanted them to be. However, due to the many retcons and changes to the novel, it will now feature descriptive imagery.

! Planet of Fate contains examples of:
%%* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* ActionGirl: Many. Celia, and the Anubian Ruler Lady Antebellum are the most notable examples.
* AlienBlood: Anubians have black blood. Serpentine have red blood. Krystillites have green blood.
* AlienAmongUs: Happens when Sarko and Celia travel to Earth.
* AIIsACrapshoot: D.A.N., the navigational AI for Sarko's flagship.
* AlienAnimals: Played straight with the Schritt, a ''fur-covered'' snake. Most creatures in POF have some similarities to Earth life though.
* AlienInvasion: Infiltration type.
* AlienSky: Played straight on Anubia. The sky is a lavender color.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Justified. If the entire book was written in the Anubian language, no one would be able to read it.
* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: Averted with most planets, including Anubia. Played straight with Ayelanwee.
* AncientAstronauts: How the Anubians colonized Anubia.
%%* ArtificialGravity
%%* ArtificialIntelligence
%%* ArtificialLimbs
* AuthorAppeal: SWJS has a large fascination with quicksand, and also happens to be a big fan of bondage. He's also a massive Star Wars fan, and just an overall big nerd. You can expect to see references to all these things and more.
%%* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy
* BizarreAlienBiology: In the many descriptions and biographies that are strewn about his Website/DeviantArt page, [[WordOfGod SWJS]] explains that the Anubian Birth Canal resembles a third intestine. It stretches for several feet, coating the baby in secretions as it passes through. These secretions are an essential final-step to Anubian physiology, as they are full of nutrients that can only be produced in the mother's body. The nutrients themselves strengthen the child's body, to help support it in Anubia's high gravity, and also allow the Anubian to survive the vaccuum of space for an amount of time.
%%* BlackMagic
* CharacterDevelopment: A lot of the characters have changed from what their biographies make them out to be.
* CoolShip: Sarko's Flagship, The ''Hornet Sting''.
* CreepyMonotone: Salazar, when he doesn't have to be charasmatic.
* CrystalBall: Chlora Nova uses one.
* {{Cyborg}}: Sarko's sister, Sally.
%%* DarkAndTroubledPast: Most of the characters.
%%* EldritchAbomination: The Rouges
%%* ElementalPowers
* TheEmpire: A good version with the Anubians.
%%* EnemyMine
%%* EnergyWeapon
%%* EscapePod
* ETGaveUsWiFi: The A.P.I.'s weapons are reverse-engineered Anubian Tech, but more-so, it turns out all the modern-day music stars got their songs from transmissions picked up from Anubia. [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Elvis was an actual Anubian though.]]
%%* EvilAllAlong
%%* EvilChancellor
%%* EvilMinions
%%* EvilSorcerer
* FasterThanLightTravel: Warpspace.
%%* FrickinLaserBeams
* FunctionalMagic: In the Inherent Gift flavor.
%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* TheGreys: The Anubians.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Dr. Cobbletree's wife, created accidentally, is an Anthropomorphic Mountain Lion. Her name is [[MeaningfulName Puma]].
* HandicappedBadass: Sarko. Has an arm and a leg blown of in the middle of a battle, crawls back to to his ship and rips pieces off, fashioning himself prosthetic limbs, and then jumps back into the battle as if nothing happened. The Anubians ''won the battle''.
* HealingHands: Anubians with telekinesis.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Like many young, naive characters, Sarko doesn't know his full potential.
%%* HumansAreFlawed
%%* HumansAreUgly
%%* HumanoidAliens
%%* {{Hologram}}
* IComeInPeace: Subverted. Sarko and Celia didn't want any trouble from the humans. It's just that the humans aren't willing to part with mineral resources, ''especially'' their diamonds. Oh, and the API are corrupt. That too.
%%* InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien: The Anubians.
%%* KidAppealCharacter: Celia.
%%* LaserBlade
* MacGuffin: The Amulets of Drumau. The Book of the Prophets.
* MadScientist: Sally is definately one. For the humans, they have Dr. Cobbletree.
%%* MadeOfEvil
* {{Mafia}}: The Anubian Mafia, lead by Merick Nightshade.
* Meaningful Name: The Antebellum Family. Literally meaning "before the war". The Antebellum family ruled Anubian for generations before the Venom War. Just before the war, Lord and Lady Antebellum are killed, and their daughter, Sutra, takes the throne.
* TheMenInBlack: The Agency of Paranormal Investigation on Earth, The Imperial Organization of Anubian Protection for the Anubians.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: The Anubians.
%%* NoOSHACompliance: Averted
%%* OurGhostsAreDifferent
%%* OurGodsAreGreater
* OverlyLongName: Doctor Rudolph Kaiser Cobbletreevonberryschnitzelhausen.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Many Anubians are this, but more-so are Anubians who still follow the ways they had before becoming technologically advanced.
%%* PsychicPowers
* PubertySuperpower: One reason why Sarko can use Telekinesis.
%%* PureEnergy
* QuicksandSucks: Guarenteed to happen on Sinestra.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Merick and/or his goons could count at some points.
%%* RedAlert
%%* ReligionIsMagic
* RetCon: Since the author got his work protected, he's had to change many things about the novel. And now he's retconned even more stuff, starting over again.
* ShroudedInMyth: The prophets, the Rouges.
%%* SpacePirates
%%* SuperpowerMeltdown
* SwampsAreEvil: Sinestra, a Swamp World where the ultimate evil once conveniently called home.
%%* TomeOfEldritchLore: The Book of the Prophets, and the Book of Vagoda.
%%* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Merick]]
* Tuckerization: SWJS, the Novel's writer, has a moderate role in the book as the curator of a homely little confectionary. SWJS is actually pursuing a career as a confectionist, to open a shop named after his late mother, Dorothy, to honor her.
* VillainSong: [[spoiler:Xaphir]] gets one called "Villains' Night", based off the song "Ladies' Night" by Kool and the Gang, making this the first [[GratuitousDiscoSequence Disco Villain Song]]. There is no actual sheet music though, only lyrics.
%%* VillainTeamUp
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity