"The Apollo Justice you played was a depressing alternate universe. Here's how it really gets started."
Most fans just aren't content
to accept absolutely everything the canon offers. In fact, visit any forum and you'll find a lot more complaints about pretty much every aspect of the canon than compliments. In some cases this may be warranted. But what can one actually do about these things? Simple: just exercise some "creative re-interpretation".
Better Than Canon
refers to when fans (in their minds) start ignoring and/or rewriting the disliked aspects of a fictional canon in order to "improve" upon it. Results may vary
No Examples Please
Tropes invoked in this attitude often include:
When taken too far, may result in Canon Defilement
. When some fans get the chance to force this on the official work, it's Running the Asylum
and Armed with Canon
. If the creator decides it's a good idea as well, it may become Ascended Fanon
Some of the works on the Fan Fic Recommendations