Well, why not put it to a vote on what to do about the whole AMAT-FKS-Crossover Cosmology
We have three heavily overlapping concepts here, so I think we should clearly define two of them, widening the definitions as necessary, and cut or subtropeize the third.
My feeling is that Crossover Cosmology
deserves its own space, since not every crossover means ALL myths are true— you can have a CC where the Greek gods are having a tiff with the Celtic Tuatha de Danann while Hindu, Aztec, and Christian cosmologies aren't factual. I think we should clarify that CC is pretty explicitly about deities and demigods, not random mythical creatures like griffons and fairies.
FKS often involves Crossover Cosmology
, but does not require it. A FKS world may not have explicit deities at all (for example, Dresden Files
has every mythical creature ever, and the angels certainly seem to think there's a creator-god, but He doesn't show up in the story if He exists, and it's implied that even the angels don't see Him directly). But it can and often does (as in American Gods
AMAT seems to be the overlapper here; if all (real world) myths are true, you're automatically in a kitchen sink, and automatically in a crossover cosmology. I suggest we cut it, or if not, let's narrow the definition somehow and make it a subtrope to one or the other.
edited 14th Aug '12 10:01:08 AM by Escher