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Draco: You're… Ebony, right?
Enoby: Yeah. Enoby Darkness Dementia Raven Way. I think it's Celtic.

First came My Immortal, the infamous mother of all bad fanfictions, with its somehow popular usage of the Mary Sue, an Out of Character "goffik" cast, and senseless plot.

Then someone decided to (loosely) adapt it into a live action web series. It's called (My) Immortal: The Web Series, and it's Better Than It Sounds.

The plot centers about Enoby Darkness Dementia Raven Way, who's a new student at Hogwarts and is "so much of a Slytherin and so much of a Gryffindor that the Sorting Hat just put me in both". She's somehow friends with Harry Potter (whom she used to date, and she calls him Vampire), Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, even though she's oblivious at best, and a terrible friend at worst, and also scores a date with Draco Malfoy. All is well… until a mysterious blonde girl appears at school.

The show debuted in 2013, and is currently airing its second season. It can be found on Youtube or on Vimeo, and their official website is here.


(My) Immortal: The Web Series provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Name Change: From Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way to Enoby Darkness Dementia Raven Way.
    • With Lizzie's introduction, there is speculation that the original Ebony is out there as Enoby's twin.
    • Snap, Loopin and Hargrid are "replacements" of Snape, Lupin and Hagrid. Their names are based on misspellings in My Immortal.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Enoby calls Harry "Vampire" and Ron "Diablo," despite asking her to stop.
  • Alpha Bitch: All the Mary Sues to some degree, particularly Enoby and Lizzie.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Draco's father. Or at least, what Tom has to say about his high school years.
  • Anti-Hero: To various degree, but the main cast all go happily along with most of Enoby's less-than-legal hijinks.
  • Battle Butler: Hargrid to Lizzie.
  • Better Than It Sounds: Oooh boy. And not just in a So Bad, It's Good way, either.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Hargrid, most likely, since Lizzie is a Mary Sue.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Draco in the latter half the second season.
  • But Not Too Gay: More than averted. Completely and utterly destroyed. The most sexual scene played out in the series so far is between Draco and Harry. The most emotional kissing scenes tend to be between people of the same sex while heterosexual kisses are more often played for laughs.
  • Liquid Courage: In "Ron's Day," Ron says he has to drink some "liquid courage" in order to tell Hermione how he feels about her.
  • Love Triangle: Between Enoby, Draco and Harry. Just not in the way you might expect. Unless you've read the original material. Also between Hermione, Enoby, and Ron in a way.
  • invoked Mary Sue: Takes the trope and runs with it intentionally.
    Loopin: Holy shit, she's a Mary Sue!
    Enoby: What? No I'm not!
  • The Nicknamer: Enoby.
  • Out of Character: Zig-Zagged: Harry&co are closer to canon than they were in My Immortal, and some characters are "replacements" of canon characters based on Tara Gilesbie's misspellings.
  • Overly Long Name: It's bound to happen. They're also shown on-screen for the audience to appreciate.
  • Pretender Diss: Ebony tries to do this on Bellatrix and the Death Eaters only to accidentally expose herself as a poser in the process, having never heard of Goth staples like The Cure and Bauhaus.
  • Race Lift: Hermione and Harry are black and Asian, respectively.
  • Running Gag: Enoby forgetting Harry's real name.
    Enoby: I call him Vampire.
  • Stealth Pun: In the original, "Snap" and "Loopin" masturbated while watching Enoby bathe, infamously typoed as "masticating". In this adaptation, cut to Snap and Loopin chewing on candy bars while watching her. In other words, they were masticating while watching her.
  • Super Intelligence: Hermione describes herself as the "smartest person alive" and hasn't been proven wrong so far. It also reflects in her talents as a witch; see Took a Level in Badass.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Hermione is the most badass person in the entire webseries. And in the world.
    Queen of Swords: I know Swordomancy.
    Hermione: I know everything.
  • The Unfavorite: Ron, in the series, feels so much an unfavorite, that he creates a party celebrating him - Ron's Day - where people still manage to talk about Harry Potter.
  • True Companions: Though they still fight and bicker, Character Development paves way for the group to become loyal friends much closer to their canon depictions.
  • Up to Eleven: Violet and by extension, Lizzie, is even more of a Mary Sue than Enoby could ever be.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Draco and Harry, for most of Season One, until They Do.
  • The Woobie: A lot of the fandom views Tom this way.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Draco was still dating Enoby when he and Harry fell for each other.

Alternative Title(s): My Immortal

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