Where is the line typically drawn for unprecedented ideas in fanfic?
After my question is sorted out, we can use the topic to discuss in general where canon and fanfic touch/conflict.
Status on question: resolved
. lets go ahead and talk rules of canon and fanfic in general now
Currently, I am still working on some Star Wars fanfic.
My main concern is this concept I have of these guys called "demi-gods" that obtain their power from a diluted combination of ancient Sith Alchemy and Magic.
Essentially, they can create a special kind of connection with the Force that locks in their age to whatever it was when they discovered this power. Giving them consistent youth/immortality.
There are pros and cons to it.
They are faster than one normally would be, and have a very strong affinity to Ataru, Sokan, and telekinetic Force Powers (wave, pull, push, ect).
They also can survive normally mortal wounds, given that a few key parts of their body are intact. They can also survive greater blood loss then most people.
But in the long run, their connection to the Force is specialized. Overall they are only somewhat stronger than your average Force-user. On top of that, the only ones who know how to connect with the Force in this way is a Clan, named the Zeanus Clan who protects the method to reach this state as their religious doctrine.
They have lower tolerance to injuries. Their blood has trouble clotting, their body heals at a fraction of the rate they normally would, and some who become demi-gods go crazy and become by far a threat to only themselves.
Typically though, the only surefire way to kill them is to bleed them out (or suffocate them), destroy the central nervous system, or cut them off from the Force, where the shock would kill them (though that last one isnt always so, if they are young enough and havn't received any normally mortal wounds they stand a sizable chance of living).
and about the plot:
And here is what I fear: it wont be well recieved by many Star Wars fans as it at first glance appears too different from Canon.
Though there are some other issues. The Clan acutally rules their own planet in the Tingel Arm, one hidden away from The Empire that they rule with an Iron fist. The Clan follows a Potentium like philosophy and demand reverence from their 2 billion some followers. That's not unheard of, but gasp! the planet isn't unified. There are at least three other major nations outside of their religious government. And it takes place sometime around 12 ABY.
The first half of the fanfic has the Clan fighting their local problems while also trying to prepare for the Empire or New Republic coming. The local Dissidents had teamed up with teh local Sith to break the System Blockade that's been in place for the last 400 years. The Sith are descended from a small Sith splinter that survived a Sith-Jedi war around 1000 BBY. (a canonical war)
They hope to break teh blockade, and spoiler! do. the second half of the fanfic, chapters 5-8 deal with either the New Republic or Empire draging the planet into the war, one of the protagonist's XanatosGambit
is broken as the Empire/New Republic discovered them too soon, and war ensues.
In the end, some Clan members die, two fleets duke it out, a short ground war occurs, the sith are eradicated and the Dissidents quelled back into their government and... and im not sure yet of teh planet's fate yet. i may make it maintain independence OR become part of the R Epublic
, as at the time I currently plan to have the Empire answer teh Dissent's call to help, as there is some legitimate in story justification for this; the planet's fleet downed a Victory Class and Imperial Class Star Destroyer about a decade and a half earlier in that area of space, and the Imperial Remnant seeks to gain vengeance as well as gaining such an untapped world that already has a lot of industrial power. (in this time in canon the empire was losing its grip on the galaxy)
Does all of this sound too out of place for star wars? i followed canon, especially in terms of how it relates to historical events, but the things i added to canon may cause some eyebrows, particularly the demi-god concept.
edited 8th Oct '11 5:02:44 PM by jasonwill2
as of the 2nd of Nov. has 6 weeks for a broken collar bone to heal and types 1 handed and slowly