->''"The [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]] you played was a depressing alternate universe. Here's how it really gets started."''
-->-- ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7192729/1/Job_Hunting Job Hunting]]'', an ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' fanfic

[[UnpleasableFanbase 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".

BetterThanCanon 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. [[SturgeonsLaw Results may vary]].

'''No Examples Please'''
!!!Tropes invoked in this attitude often include:

* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation
* AlternateUniverseFic
* TheBusCameBack (popular characters that left due to actor conflicts can return, and the characters can be given closure their actor's exit lacked)
* CreatorsPet (see TheScrappy below)
* DarkFic
* ElsewhereFic
* {{Fanfiction}} (a good chunk of it in general)
* FanficMagnet
* FanPreferredCouple
** CrackPairing (what the above can lead to)
* {{Fanon}}
* FanonDiscontinuity
* FixFic
* HurtComfortFic
* PatchworkFic (using characterization or elements from AlternateContinuity to tweak "mainline" continuity)
* PossessionSue (rewriting a canon character to fit the author's ideals and/or tastes)
* TheScrappy (desire to kill or otherwise just remove the character)
** TakeThatScrappy: The result of the above.
** RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Alternatively, these character can be rewritten to be more likable or sympathetic. (See: Jar-Jar Binks in ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids''.)
* SlashFic (when the characters are ''straight'' in canon, at least)
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot[=/=]TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter (where the fans think that the canon explored the less interesting possibilities of the plot, cast or setting)

When taken too far, may result in CanonDefilement. When some fans get the chance to force this on the official work, it's RunningTheAsylum and ArmedWithCanon. If the creator decides it's a good idea as well, it may become AscendedFanon.

Some of the works on the FanFicRecommendations pages ''might'' be this.