A variety of crossover
fic where the characters of one or more franchises replace the established characters in yet another franchise. Usually written for the comedic value of the resulting Fish out of Water
juxtaposition, although the odd serious/dramatic effort is seen, too.
In recent years, the term has also started to be applied to crossover
fics where the metaphysics and backstories of the universes have been fused
so they have always existed as part of the same setting. As a result, rather than the characters being simply swapped, the backstories and worlds of both franchises are altered so they can exist together. For example, a villain from one show might be "revealed" to have been part of a conspiracy with similar goals from the other show, thus linking the two and leaving the protagonists likely to come into contact as they each fight against the conspiracy.
Sometimes overlaps with Meta Fic
, Elsewhere Fic
, and Transplanted Character Fic
(the latter two usually simultaneously). Film Fic
is a subtrope
. Compare the more typical Intercontinuity Crossover
. Has no relation whatsoever to Fusion Dance
or that nuclear stuff going on in the Sun's core or a custom DeLorean
- And don't forget
"Do you want the cheesy spoo?"
- One of Black Lagoon's parody covers features Revy and Balalaika in a Mari-mite-like setting.
- RPG.net gives us lots of crossovers: One version of TriCalvin, Kingdom Karts, etc. Warhammer 40,000 tends to be mixed more often than others, so there is Warhammer 40chibi, three-in-one "In the grim future of Hello Vader..." and even a picture of Tux in WH40K + Bunnies & Burrows + Big Eyes, Small Mouth and "My Little Heretic"◊ pony. But In the grim future of Hello Kitty there is only SAN loss.
- There is a Death Note doujinshi which parodies Onegai My Melody. It's called (obviously) Onegai! Near Mellody (yes, Near plays Kuromi and Mello plays My Melody).
- Supah Nario Bros is Naruto if all the characters were mixed with Super Mario Bros. characters (Naruto becomes Nario, Sasuke becomes Princess Toadsuke, Lee becomes Leegi and so on).
- What really happened to Ahsoka Tano before Order 66. Those poor Daleks...
- Advent Cirno, by the doujin circle One Night Stand, is an ongoing Touhou take on Final Fantasy VII, with everybody's favorite Baka standing in for Cloud and fighting monsters alongside a Nakama composed of Hong Meiling, and Reisen and Tewi Inaba, along with some other familiar Touhou faces.
- There's also 30 by Wi-Z GARAGE, which takes the plot of Mountain of Faith and combines it with 300, with awesome results.
- Obscure doujinshi series Mythic Quest has a whole non-canonical edition crossing over with .hack, which involves Anaya as Emma Weilant and John as Harald Hoerwick, along with other omakes of Balmung as their son and .hacks Aura as their daughter. (What with them having a canonical A.I.-daughter, it's not a hard stretch to make. Her also being named Aura means the author just wasn't trying.)
- xkcd has these two (see the Alt Text). And this.
- El Goonish Shive Q&A #5 has Doctor Who-lmes (EXTRAPOLATE!)
- The Pokémon fan fic Brave New World is basically the anime cast in a Darker and Edgier version of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon world (with a dash of Redwall) starring in a Darker and Edgier version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
- The Legend of Eevee: Pokéflute of Time is exactly what it sounds like: Ocarina of Time with Pokémon. And copious amounts of Rule of Funny.
- There was a rather terrifying and dark doujinshi based around fusing the concepts of Azumanga Daioh and Drifting Classroom. The results (rape, trauma, Osaka becoming a serial killer) made for a disturbing, yet oddly compelling read.
- The crossover fan fic A Dark Knight Over Sin City explores the concept of Batman and his rogues in Sin City.
- Just An Unorthodox Thief is a Fate/Zero and Lupin III Fusion Fic. Lupin the Third in this fic was a well-known thief in the Nasuverse and all his exploits are well known and documented. He also stole several historical artifacts for Mages hoping to get into the Holy Grail War, including Hassan's mask. Thus leading to him being summoned as the Servant Assassin by Kirei.
- Renegade takes the Mass Effect setting and replaces Systems Alliance Earth with Tiberium Earth. Changes abound, with a heavily militarized humanity who doesn't align with the Citadel, the Brotherhood of Nod operating in the background, and apparently Garrus being a Spectre, Nihlus surviving Eden Prime, and Kaidan as a Tiberium mutant.
- This has actually become a somewhat popular theme to do in Mass Effect fandom: how would another faction, such as the UNSC from Halo, or the United Federation of Planets handle being put into the place of the Systems Alliance?
- In the case of the former, there's The Last Spartan, in which Master Chief is thawed out 131 years after the events of Halo 3 to find the UNSC has been renamed the System Alliance due to a serious reorganization overhaul and has thus joined the Citadel. The lynchpin of this canon fusion is The Chief functionally filling the role of Commander Shepard.
- The Elementary, My Dear Natsuki series has Mai Hime characters taking the place of Sherlock Holmes regulars.
- Head Trip presents: Broke-batman-tain.
- JohnSu on DeviantArt gave us Desu Note.
- This is rather popular with the Homestuck fandom, given the nature of its primary plot element.
- This video will probably spawn one or two fan fics mixing 2001: A Space Odyssey and Vocaloid, if it hasn't done so already.
- Hijinks Ensue came up with "Care Ewoks vs. Death Star" theory as the answer to No Endor Holocaust debates.
- Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer.
- Fics that involve the concept of daemons from His Dark Materials translated into other continuities are surprisingly common.
- This — "basically, Skynet meets The Brave Little Toaster."
- Feli Summons Painis Cupcake.
- Fallout: Equestria presents an alternate future of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic mixed with Fallout, with a bit of 1984 thrown in for good measure.
- This is pretty common in Guyver fanfics. Which amounts to "_____ becomes The Guyver." There have been fan fics where the likes of Misato Katsuragi, Lucy, and yes, Ranma, have become hosts to The Guyver unit.
- Sucker Punch cast with human versions of The Penguins of Madagascar: Omega Boom.
- Sinfest proposes three slasher comics (as in, Slasher Movie + Comic, not Slash Fic).
- Nerf NOW!! had Team Fortress 2 + Pokémon arc, the one about Blue Engie's niece. "P.S.: Don't let her have a pet."
- Decks Fall Everyone Dies has the characters of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series in the general plot from Moulin Rouge!
- Mini Mythos by Kenneth Hite, a series of books that fuse the Cthulhu Mythos with popular kiddies' picture books. Where the Deep Ones Are, The Antarctic Express, and Clifford the Big Red God.
- Anzai's School for Gifted Basketball Players: So what would happen if all Slam Dunk characters were mutants and joined their respective sides? They'd still play basketball. This appears to be either a tongue-in-cheek parody of this genre, or perhaps simply just a Crack Fic. Nonetheless, the characterizations are actually quite spot on while managing to incorporate each mutant's quirks.
- An official one: the DC Elseworlds tale Superman's Metropolis. Superman and his supporting cast in the setting of Metropolis.
- "It's Five By Five" is a crossover of Dragon Age II with Angel. It features Anders/Vengeance as Angel/Angelus, Sebastian as Holtz, Female!Hawke as Buffy, Alistair as the Mayor of Sunnydale (for some inexplicable reason), Carver as a vampire...
- Lantern Prime has Optimus Prime as the indirect source of the Manhunter robots and the first Green Lantern.
- An interesting example is Coming Forward, a Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door fic by krisetchers. The author got a few chapters in when he realized, purely by coincidence, that his fic had the exact same plot as Final Destination. He decided that the only proper thing to do was to retroactively make it a Fusion Fic, even though the fic is in fact a sequel to another fic which has nothing to do with Final Destination. Unfortunately, this means that some really early plot points are forgotten and never mentioned again.
- There is an adaptation of the Body Horror movie The Thing (1982) with the characters of the Claymation childrens show Pingu. It is as insane and hilarious as it sounds.
- There's the The Avengers fic The Snow Queen By Elspethdixon, which has seven chapters: A mirror of steel, A Soldier and a Smith, Of the Library At the Young Woman's Who Understood Witchcraft, The Prince and the Princess, The Little Robber Boy, The Far North, and Who the Soldier Met There, and Of the Metal Woman's Palace and What Happened Afterward. It's basically the Hans Christian Anderson story told with Captain America as Gerda, Iron Man as Kay, and various Avengers, Avengers villains, and other superheroes as all the supporting characters (several of whom don't appear in the original story, but fit perfectly into the original story's various settings). It's written in a very authentic, fairy-tale-ish style similar to Anderson's, and it's actually quite a serious and angsty story, even though it's crammed full of delightful in-jokes, and Avengers fans will take great delight in recognizing which Marvel characters the usually vaguely described and nameless or ambiguously-named supporting characters are supposed to be (hint: the great number of insect- and animal-based codenames given to Marvel superheroes fits this story very well).
- Pony Fantasy VI is a playable romhack of Final Fantasy VI with the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic replacing the game's heroes.
- Pony Poki Panic is a romhack of Super Mario Bros. 2 (yes, SMB2, not Doki Doki Panic, despite the name) with ponies slapped into it. So for instance, Mario is Twilight Sparkle and Princess Peach is Princess Luna. Which makes it even more funny when you consider who Wart is now.
- Super Fluttershy Land 2. Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- There's also Ponies, Please which does the same sprite reskin shtick to Papers, Please.
- The Terrible Crossover Fan Fiction Generator provides many ludicrous possibilities.
Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Lizzie McGuire and Around the World in 80 Days. The story should use losing one's virginity as a plot device!
- There's at least one fanfic out there that replaces the entire cast of Ai Yori Aoshi with Naruto characters.
- The fanart by Kate Kryllion — "Unmentionables Assemble" Ankh-Morpork City Watch + The Avengers; and Tortallans Assemble — Tortall Universe + The Avengers.
- The Marvel Comics miniseries X-Men Fairy Tales, Spider-Man Fairy Tales and Avengers Fairy Tales are sometimes this and sometimes In the Style of..., depending on whether they're about casting the Marvel characters in an existing story (Cyclops as Momotarō! Spidey as Anansi! Captain America as Peter Pan!) or retelling a Marvel Universe story in a fairy tale manner.
- How Super Mario Should Have Ended from How It Should Have Ended.
Mario: (slams his head into Companion Cube repeatedly)
GLaDOS: No. Stop. That's not how you use that.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Dwarf Fortress. Just one couplet — "Teenage Bearded Axelord Turtles..."
- Ladies and gentlemen, this Neon Genesis Evangelion AMV starring Yu-Gi-Oh! characters. note It actually works surprisingly well.
- First there was Sonichu, a fusion of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon; then there was Asperchu, a fusion of Sonichu and its creator, as well as anything else the artist decides to throw in.
- Disney's Tangled fused with The Hunchback of Notre Dame and made Heaven's Light and Tangled fused with The Princess Bride made The Tangled Princess Bride.
- The Storytime! subsubseries of This Time Round fic, in which Doctor Who characters find themselves unwillingly taking roles in fairy tales or classic literature for the entertainment of the Doctor Who Babies at the Look Who's Talking daycare centre.
- Some characters from other works replace a few of the characters in the original JoJo's Bizarre Adventure canon in Vaguely Recalling JoJo.
- A Different Kind Of Truth has Johnny Joestar from Part 7 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure replace the Silent Protagonist of Persona 4, disability and bitterness included. It also makes Personas closer to Stands, right down to the Gorn.
- The Halloween Hack replaces Ness with the protagonist of Brandish, Varik. In-universe, some people even think Varik is Ness.
- The Code Mars Trilogy, with the Sailor Scouts getting involved in the Code Geass storyline.
- A somewhat popular Fandom-Specific Plot for Fate/stay night is an example of Multiple-Choice Past where "Shirou was [another series' character] before he lost his memories in the Fuyuki fire and was presumed dead by his family". Good examples of this are:
- There is a Let's Play of Super Mario RPG that assigns each character the voice of someone from Family Guy. It was eventually abandoned. note
- Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight is a fusion fic of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha which asked the question of "What if the Jewel Seeds landed elsewhere other than Earth?" In this case, the entire Jewel Seed crisis would end differently and less traumatically. Later additions would put the citizens of Ponyville through A's and StrikerS
- Fellowship is a Fusion Fic between Chrono Cross and Digimon Tamers. Also overlaps with Transplanted Character Fic because the plot of Digimon Tamers is altered at some points to simplify some concepts and give the Chrono Cross characters Back Story without going against Chrono Cross canon (mostly).
- In Necessary To Win, various Saki characters attend the Girls und Panzer schools. For example, the main characters at Oarai Academy have two additional teams- one consisting of the Saki characters from Kiyosumi, and the other consisting of those from Tsuruga. Various characters from each series contrast with each other, such as Maho and Teru's relationships with their respective younger sisters.
- Justice Society of Japan is a fusion of a number of Anime and Video Game settings (including Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Kingdom Hearts, Code Geass, Fate/stay night, Final Fantasy XIII, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Neon Genesis Evangelion) with the DCU. Elements from all of these series coexist simultaneously, and while some aspects of the setting are very similar to canon, other elements (such as Shirley being a metahuman with technopathic powers) are added to tie the settings togeather.
- A Man Of Iron, depicting Tony Stark as a cousin of Ned Stark.
- Vigil takes the Mass Effect setting, adds XCOM: Enemy Unknown's humanity to the setting, and integrates FEAR's characters and psionics and Eclipse Phase technology, along with elements of Destiny to the setting, along with some sprinkling of Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri and Terminator as well. The result is a heap of transhumanism, psychic insanity, and ass-kicking with a side of horror.
- Some fan fics that crossover with Five Nights at Freddy's can become this if the crossover character takes the place of the Player Character night guard and spends time (not necessarily five nights) at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. There may be modifications on the animatronics and general lore, but that's usually about it.
- Worldfall is one between Worldwar and Footfall, featuring a simultaneous invasion of an Earth 20 Minutes into the Future by both the Race and the Fithp.
- Stand On The Horizon fuses The Legend of Korra with Pacific Rim.
- The Naruto fic Of Youkai, Life and Other Things and its sequel, Across the Goldstar Barrier, are fusions with Axis Powers Hetalia and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. They're much, much better than they sound.
- A Goddess Comes To Call is a fusion between Bubblegum Crisis and Ah! My Goddess, where Linna is the one who accidentally summons Belldandy and wishes that she would stay by her side forever (if you're wondering about Keichii, he wishes for the girl who would be perfect for him, and ends up with Chihiro Fujimi).
- The Boat Scene A Familiar's Confession is a Hey Arnold! / The Familiar of Zero crossover with a twist - instead of Louise summoning a Hey Arnold character to be her familiar, Louise is replaced by Helga, and Saito is replaced by Arnold.
- Tangled In Time is a fusion of The Legend of Zelda and Tangled where Ganondorf kidnaps the baby reincarnation of Link after the previous Link dies of old age. Figuring out that reincarnation will mean that killing the infant Link will just another one will be born, he raises Link as his own son. He keeps the young Link unaware of his destiny, despite Link's growing curiosity.
- Slightly Damned has a Spin-Off comic called The Legend of Buwaro: Soprano of Time by the same author that is an Affectionate Parody of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time where character from Slightly Damned play the roles of Zelda characters. Humorously, most of the bosses are played by Thadius.
- Star Mares is a fusion of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Star Wars, positing a potential future of Equestria in which it has become a galaxy-spanning empire recently fallen into tyranny after the fall of the alicorn princesses (who serve the same role as the Jedi in this rendition). Instead of following the canon storyline of the Star Wars films, it relates the misadventures of a motley assortment of background ponies.
- Universe Falls combines Gravity Falls and Steven Universe into one canon. Several chapters of the fic combine the events of various episodes of the two shows (such as "Legend of the Gobblewonker" and "Giant Woman", or "Dipper vs. Manliness" and "Coach Steven").
- Tears of Revelry is the story of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing told in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender as a sequel of sorts instead of The Legend of Korra. The main events start 195 years after A:TLA concludes, and while the plot changes course eventually, the overall story remains. Supplemental material can be found in Tales From Gundam Island.
- One writer is writing a story called Hybrid, a fusion Kim Possible and Species, with the titular redhead playing the part of alien hybrid Sil. Surprisingly, the writer appears to be making it work.
- Equestria Girls: Friendship Souls has Bleach happening within the world of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, with the canon Bleach characters replaced by MLP characters.
- theCHAMBA brings us Gho-Strider, the fusion of Ghost Rider and Strider Hiryu. Note that this was well in advance of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, where the two appear together, complete with the Special A-Class Strider having special dialogue when pit against the Spirit of Vengeance.
- RWBY has of course plenty of these, but did anyone ever expected that someone wrote a one of these with the cast of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V? Well here is the ongoing series of The Remnants of Earth which instead of following Team RWBY, it follows the adventures of Team RYGY note composed by Reiji, Yuya, Gongenzaka and Yuzu, with the exception of Ozpin, Glynda, Ironwood and Torchwick all the major characters are from the Arc V series, the fic is noticeable for averting the Stations of The Canon early into the story and completely diverging from the original RWBY plot by the time of the main team's initiation which in this setting takes place on the Forever Fall Forest with different objectives and outcomes.