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[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-18036/DreamSmith+Parallels+Heroes+and+Villains.htm Heroes and Villains]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfic that retells Buffy's arrival and subsequent early adventures in Sunnydale, but it does so by conflating the Buffyverse with that of the X-Men. When Buffy, who is herself a mutant whose powers have recently manifested, is kicked out of her old high school, her mother enrolls her in a brand new school that caters to students who are 'gifted'. In this version of Sunnydale High, EVERYONE is a mutant. Buffy tries to adapt to this new situation, even as various evil forces are preparing to descend upon the unsuspecting town.

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[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-18036/DreamSmith+Parallels+Heroes+and+Villains.htm Heroes and Villains]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfic by {{Creator/Dreamsmith}} that retells Buffy's arrival and subsequent early adventures in Sunnydale, but it does so by conflating the Buffyverse with that of the X-Men. When Buffy, who is herself a mutant whose powers have recently manifested, is kicked out of her old high school, her mother enrolls her in a brand new school that caters to students who are 'gifted'. In this version of Sunnydale High, EVERYONE is a mutant. Buffy tries to adapt to this new situation, even as various evil forces are preparing to descend upon the unsuspecting town.

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* RoyalBrat: Buffy again, as she personifies this magnificently. She's been spoiled all her life (to the limit of her family's finances), is arrogantly certain of her beauty and the power it gives her, is in love with her physical abilities, and has a vast sense of entitlement, where she feels that her every need and whim be satisfied.

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* ProudBeauty: Buffy--So very, very much. She loves being powerful, never doubt it, but she absolutely delights in being beautiful, and the effect that beauty has on those around her (especially Faith)


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* TheFightingNarcissist: Buffy's absolute love of herself, and her condescension towards everyone else (which ranges from minor to profound, but it is always there) qualifies her for this trope. She ''knows'', utterly and without question, that she is superior to everyone around her in every way that matters. True, some of the mutants at her new school have more raw power, but none of those are as clever and beautiful as herself, and those who are cleverer are still less beautiful and powerful. Basically, she knows she can either outwit, outfight, or beguile anyone she likes, and usually two of the three.


* {{Expy}}: Faith has powers (and hair!) that are very similar to Psylocke, Buffy manages to be an expy of herself. Other female students have shown powers similar to Madrox the Multiple Man and Vertigo. A male student named 'Tank' can transform himself into an oversized metal man, echoing Colossus.
* FunctionalMagic: Willow's power set, though actually an oddly flexible mutant power, is effectively this.
* GirlyBruiser: Buffy definitely spends a lot of time and effort to look her best. (Though to be fair, Season One Buffy was much girlier and concerned with appearances than she was in later seasons).

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* {{Expy}}: Faith has powers (and hair!) that are very similar to Psylocke, Buffy manages to be an expy of herself.herself, with mutant powers that correspond her magical abilities in the canon universe. Other female students have shown powers similar to Madrox the Multiple Man and Vertigo. A male student named 'Tank' can transform himself into an oversized metal man, echoing Colossus.
* FunctionalMagic: Willow's power set, though actually an oddly flexible mutant power, ability, is effectively this.
* GirlyBruiser: Buffy definitely spends dedicates a lot ''lot'' of time and effort to look looking her best.best, while still reserving the option of delivering a brutal beating to anyone who seems to deserve one. (Though to be fair, Season One Buffy was much girlier and concerned with appearances than she was in later seasons).



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* AlphaBitch: A major focus of the story is the depiction of Buffy as she would have been had she ''not'' experienced a large personality shift after becoming a Vampire Slayer. As was seen in flashback on the show itself, pre-Sunnydale, Buffy was quite conceited, self-centered, and interested mainly in being the most popular and powerful girl at her school. In this fic, the original petty, selfish, and slightly ruthless version of Buffy remains firmly in place as she starts at her new school, and much of the story is dedicated to exploring how that colors her interactions with Willow, Xander, and Faith.



** Although after Buffy does them a huge favor, they seem to be considering trying something new, by upping the number of participants from two to three....

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** Although after Buffy does them a huge favor, they seem to be considering trying something new, by upping the number of participants from two to three....three....
* VanityIsFeminine: Buffy is quite vain, knows it, and sees no shame in it--after all, she ''is'' beautiful, so why pretend otherwise? And while Willow grows to dislike many things about Buffy, including her self-obsessed nature, the girl's admirers (''especially Faith'') find her [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy self-love]] to be equal parts amusing, endearing, and justified.



* CreepyTwins: There are at least one set of them at the school--a pair of pintsized powerhouses who often speak in unision and seem able to hold conversations by staring into each other's eyes.

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* CreepyTwins: There are at least one set of them at the school--a school -- a pair of pintsized pint-sized powerhouses who often speak in unision and seem able to hold conversations by staring into each other's eyes.


* Expy: Faith has powers (and hair!) that are very similar to Psylocke, Buffy manages to be an expy of herself. Other female students have shown powers similar to Madrox the Multiple Man and Vertigo. A male student named 'Tank' can transform himself into an oversized metal man, echoing Colossus.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: Faith has powers (and hair!) that are very similar to Psylocke, Buffy manages to be an expy of herself. Other female students have shown powers similar to Madrox the Multiple Man and Vertigo. A male student named 'Tank' can transform himself into an oversized metal man, echoing Colossus.


[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-18036/DreamSmith+Parallels+Heroes+and+Villains.htm Heroes and Villains]] is a {{BuffyTheVampireSlayer}} fanfic that retells Buffy's arrival and subsequent early adventures in Sunnydale, but it does so by conflating the Buffyverse with that of the X-Men. When Buffy, who is herself a mutant whose powers have recently manifested, is kicked out of her old high school, her mother enrolls her in a brand new school that caters to students who are 'gifted'. In this version of Sunnydale High, EVERYONE is a mutant. Buffy tries to adapt to this new situation, even as various evil forces are preparing to descend upon the unsuspecting town.

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[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-18036/DreamSmith+Parallels+Heroes+and+Villains.htm Heroes and Villains]] is a {{BuffyTheVampireSlayer}} ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfic that retells Buffy's arrival and subsequent early adventures in Sunnydale, but it does so by conflating the Buffyverse with that of the X-Men. When Buffy, who is herself a mutant whose powers have recently manifested, is kicked out of her old high school, her mother enrolls her in a brand new school that caters to students who are 'gifted'. In this version of Sunnydale High, EVERYONE is a mutant. Buffy tries to adapt to this new situation, even as various evil forces are preparing to descend upon the unsuspecting town.


* Twincest: Twin mutants Miranda and Marinda are obviously fans of this.

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* Twincest: {{Twincest}}: Twin mutants Miranda and Marinda are obviously fans of this.


One aspect of the story that stands out is the portrayal of Buffy as an unapologetically selfish, snarky, bitchy and self-absorbed character, to the point where she's very nearly a VillainProtagonist. Some readers hate that aspect of the story, others love it.



* Expy: Faith has powers (and hair!) that are very similar to Psylocke, Buffy manages to be an expy of herself. Other female students have shown powers similar to Madrox the Multiple Man and Vertigo.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Faith, by Buffy, and Buffy, by Faith (though she initially tries to hide it).
* Expy: Faith has powers (and hair!) that are very similar to Psylocke, Buffy manages to be an expy of herself. Other female students have shown powers similar to Madrox the Multiple Man and Vertigo. A male student named 'Tank' can transform himself into an oversized metal man, echoing Colossus.


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* HellBentForLeather: Faith, as usual.


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* KnifeNut: Faith loves knives, and her mutant powers include the ability to manifest glowing copies of her favorite knife that can cut through anything.


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* ReallyGetsAround: Faith, apparently, even after she is deeply smitten with Buffy.

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* CreepyTwins: There are at least one set of them at the school--a pair of pintsized powerhouses who often speak in unision and seem able to hold conversations by staring into each other's eyes.


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* ImmortalityHurts: Xander's power is to recover from any injury, and he starts the story feeling pretty darn cocky about it. Faith takes great pleasure in demonstrating to him that just because you can't die, that doesn't mean you can't be beaten, ''frequently'', or hurt, ''badly''.


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* LesYay: Faith for Buffy, IMMEDIATELY. It takes Buffy a while to work through her reluctance to the idea, but she gets there eventually and returns Faith's feelings.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Faith and Buffy, respectively.


* {{Jerkass}}: Buffy and Faith. They know it, too.

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** Faith gently mocks Buffy for having whole items of luggage just to carry makeup items, and ''Nineteen'' different haircare products (she counted).
** On the 'Bruiser' side of things, Buffy defeats a student with powerful Energy Projection abilities, and barely breaks a sweat.
* {{Jerkass}}: Buffy and Faith. They know it, too.too.
* Twincest: Twin mutants Miranda and Marinda are obviously fans of this.
** Although after Buffy does them a huge favor, they seem to be considering trying something new, by upping the number of participants from two to three....


''Heroes and Villains'' is a {{BuffyTheVampireSlayer}} fanfic that retells Buffy's arrival and subsequent early adventures in Sunnydale, but it does so by conflating the Buffyverse with that of the X-Men. When Buffy, who is herself a mutant whose powers have recently manifested, is kicked out of her old high school, her mother enrolls her in a brand new school that caters to students who are 'gifted'. In this version of Sunnydale High, EVERYONE is a mutant. Buffy tries to adapt to this new situation, even as various evil forces are preparing to descend upon the unsuspecting town.
The story can be read on the author's page at [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-18036/DreamSmith+Parallels+Heroes+and+Villains.htm Twisting the Hellmouth]].

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''Heroes [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-18036/DreamSmith+Parallels+Heroes+and+Villains.htm Heroes and Villains'' Villains]] is a {{BuffyTheVampireSlayer}} fanfic that retells Buffy's arrival and subsequent early adventures in Sunnydale, but it does so by conflating the Buffyverse with that of the X-Men. When Buffy, who is herself a mutant whose powers have recently manifested, is kicked out of her old high school, her mother enrolls her in a brand new school that caters to students who are 'gifted'. In this version of Sunnydale High, EVERYONE is a mutant. Buffy tries to adapt to this new situation, even as various evil forces are preparing to descend upon the unsuspecting town.
The story can be read on the author's page at [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-18036/DreamSmith+Parallels+Heroes+and+Villains.htm org/ Twisting the Hellmouth]].


* GirlyBruiser: Buffy-Oh so very much. This version of our heroine, lacking the crushing responsibility of saving the world from vampires, remains much closer to her shallow, self-absorbed, Queen of the School self than the Television show version. (Though to be fair, Season One Buffy was much girlier and whiny than in later seasons).

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* GirlyBruiser: Buffy-Oh so very much. This version Buffy definitely spends a lot of our heroine, lacking the crushing responsibility of saving the world from vampires, remains much closer time and effort to look her shallow, self-absorbed, Queen of the School self than the Television show version. best. (Though to be fair, Season One Buffy was much girlier and whiny concerned with appearances than she was in later seasons).





* ButtMonkey: Thanks to Faith's tireless efforts, Xander's High School experience promises to be rather... painful.
* DarkActionGirl: Faith.
* Expy: Faith has powers (and hair!) that are very similar to Psylocke, Buffy manages to be an expy of herself. Other female students have shown powers similar to Madrox the Multiple Man and Vertigo.




* {{Jerkass}}: Buffy and Faith. They know it, too.

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\n* GirlyBruiser: Buffy-Oh so very much. This version of our heroine, lacking the crushing responsibility of saving the world from vampires, remains much closer to her shallow, self-absorbed, Queen of the School self than the Television show version. (Though to be fair, Season One Buffy was much girlier and whiny than in later seasons).
* {{Jerkass}}: Buffy and Faith. They know it, too.

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