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YMMV: The Movement

The Comic Book

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The Movement was a DC Comics book that's not set in Gotham or Metropolis, has no known heroes, and an unusual core theme. It was a very risky and non-mainstream book that despite its fans, could not find a big enough audience to keep the book going for more than 12 issues.
  • Wangst: Averted so far. The Movement is currently one of the few books featuring teenage superheroes as the main characters that is not overloaded with convoluted love triangles and exaggerated portrayals of depression. Some of the members do have issues, especially Burden, but said issues have not taken over the ongoing storyline.
  • The Woobie: Burden. He thinks he's possessed by a demon and accidentally killed his father. Guilt-ridden, he runs away from home.

The Fan Fiction

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: All the original Animorphs get one. Some are still in planning.
    • Cassie is an Well-Intentioned Extremist. She's so dedicated to peace between yeerks and humans that she refuses to consider that other options are possible. When she is eventually forced to, she goes ballistic and tries to kill everything that moves.
    • Ax is overly-formal to compensate for the fact that he's homosexual, which is forbidden in andalite society. His goal was to seem so perfect to the andalite authorities that if he was ever found out, they might have leniency for him. This habit carried over to his life on Earth. It helps that he had a crush on Tobias.
    • Rachel is slowly going more and more insane due to her violence. She acts like a Dumb Blonde to cover it up, and she gets meaner and meaner as time goes along, driving her friends away. She eventually goes on an impossible suicide mission and dies.
    • Tobias feels the need to be more and more human to have a functional relationship with Rachel. She's mean to him (due to her gradual slip into insanity), making him think that he's not doing a very good job, so he tries to be even more human. In the end, he becomes a human nothlit during a mission and is instantly killed.
  • Badass Decay: Rachel. She's still dangerous as the series goes along, but 'badass' implies sanity.
  • Fanfic Fuel: The author takes advantage of the fact that the Peace Movement is largely absent from the Animorphs series.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Rachel.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Oh, look, an Animorphs fan fiction! It must be kid friendly, just like the original series, right? Well, other than the fact that Everyone Is Bi, there's a trans character, everybody dies at the end, there are quite a few descriptions of Abusive Parents, and Verrator has a severe mental disease... yeah, pretty much.
  • The Woobie: Ax and Tobias both qualify.

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