A Super Fic
is a work of fanfiction centering around one or more canon characters reimagined as superheroes or, at the very least, they gain superpowers and spend the rest of the fic learning to deal with them. It can either diverge from canon at a specific point, or it can be an entire Alternate Universe
in of itself.
Compare Superhero Episode
, which is similar but more temporary. Contrast High School A.U.
, which (usually) ditches the original concept of the series for high-school shenanigans.
Anime and Manga
- Last Child of Krypton, where Shinji Ikari is basically Superman. The original fic included more elements of The DCU, and Asuka became the second Wonder Woman, Touji a Green Lantern, Kaji was trained by Batman... and so on. The fic got a rewrite focused more on the Superman mythos.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Valkyrie also by Chuckman: an Eva/Marvel fusion with elements of Marvel molding an Alternate Universe for Eva, and Evangelion: Age Of Marvels, a rewrite of the former.
- Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton: Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion gains Kryptonian powers and becomes first Power Girl and later Supergirl and fights both Angels and Superman villains.
- The above fanfic is part of the fanfiction series Superwomen of Eva, which focuses on giving all of the female cast of Neon Genesis Evangelion (core and extras, some of them even from pretty rare sources like Japan-only media) superpowers, mostly from the Marvel Comics and DC Comics universes.
- Shinji Ikiryo, which gives Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion the powers of Danny Phantom, and turns Tokyo-3 into a supernatural City of Adventure.
- "Shinji the Mighty", where Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion and super-powerful interstellar cop Birdy from Birdy the Mighty become stuck in the same body due to a bizarre accident, forcing Shinji to help Birdy to arrest dangerous criminal aliens while he fights Angels and tries to improve his and Asuka's complicated relationship.
- Children of an Elder God, in which Neon Genesis Evangelion characters fight the cosmic horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos and steal their powers and abilities after killing them.
- Strongly influenced by the above fanfic, Thousand Shinji has Evangelion characters Shinji, Asuka and Rei becoming worshippers of the Chaos Gods of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, gaining terrible powers and taking several levels in badassery: Shinji becomes a sorcerer with psychic powers, Asuka a berserker super-soldier and Rei a plaguemaster.
- In Gods Angels And Kings, Shinji Ikari from Evangelion merges with Zone Fighter (Ultraman in the rewrite) and gains his powers, becoming capable to fight Kaijus with his bare hands.
- Avenging and Defending are two Ranma ˝ fics of this type written by different authors but set in the same universe. They are (for the most part) fusions with the Marvel Comics universe, with elements from multiple other Anime shows tossed in for the sake of cool and funny.
- Hinata Ends With The Soul Calibur
- Witchblade Sakura, a Naruto fic that's Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Guardians of Pokémon, a Sentai-inspired story where Ash and company need to capture one of every pokemon before the world is destroyed.
- The Power of Light, a Death Note superhero parody.
- Justice Society of Japan, a DCU-based Mega Crossover taking place in an Alternate Continuity where anime characters have always existed alongside the characters of the DCU.
- Multiple recurring characters on the Core Line stories are superhuman Alternates of well-known franchises (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ranma ˝, even Fullmetal Alchemist and Dead or Alive characters). Some of these are Alternates of characters from stories like the Superwomen of Eva series, written by their respective original authors.
- Super, a Tangled story taking place in an altered version of Corona reminiscent of a blend of Metropolis and Gotham City with Disney Princesses and villains re-imagined with powers and motifs drawn from their appearances in the Disney Animated Canon. Rapunzel, a superheroine of the city finds herself falling into a dangerous tryst with thief Flynn Rider.
- The Fandom-Specific Plot of giving Anna from Frozen latent pyrokinesis as an extension of her Sibling Yin-Yang with Elsa merits an honourable mention.
- The Big Four Cjupsher Series, a Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons fanfic series set where the characters of the Big Four are made into a team of superheroes, sharing a world with re-imagined characters from various Disney, Dreamworks and other animated properties.
- Magic Man by Mobius Shadow (incomplete) is a Discworld fic where Rincewind stumbles into a suit of magic armour that turns him into the Disc's Iron-Spider-Lantern just in time for a mad supervillain to threaten Ankh-Morpork.
- The Fate/stay night fic Path of the King, where Shirou decides that the best way to be a "Hero of Justice" is to become a crime-fighting vigilante called "The Archer".