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** Due to a [[Fanfic/WeAreOnlyAnimals particularly popular fanfic with that premise]], there are a lot of stories that follow alternate take on the series where [[WhatIf instead of tackling Haru, Legosi tackles Louis at the beginning of the manga]]. These tend to be alternative versions of the manga events in which the main couple is now Louis/Legosi.

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** Due to a [[Fanfic/WeAreOnlyAnimals particularly popular fanfic with that premise]], there are a lot of stories that follow alternate take on the series where [[WhatIf instead of tackling Haru, Legosi Legoshi tackles Louis at the beginning of the manga]]. These tend to be alternative versions of the manga events in which the main couple is now Louis/Legosi.Louis/Legoshi.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Seeing as Creator/KenAkamatsu decided to [[spoiler:offer NoRomanticResolution with regard to Negi's love life]] (most likely to avoid incurring fan wrath from those disappointed he didn't [[spoiler: end up with their preferred ship]]), epilogue and sequel fics in which the writer's [[spoiler:[[FanPreferredCouple preferred pairing]]]] became reality were inevitable.
* * Many ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fans are discontent with [[Anime/TransformersArmada the]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Trilogy]], and try to rewrite the entire series to make it better fit with their sensibilities. This usually results in a fanverse that, but for the names of the characters, is absolutely nothing like the original shows. Keep an eye out for DarkerAndEdgier, elimination of perceived [[TheScrappy Scrappies]], and the Decepticons as AlwaysChaoticEvil.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'': Seeing as Creator/KenAkamatsu decided to [[spoiler:offer NoRomanticResolution with regard to Negi's love life]] (most likely to avoid incurring fan wrath from those disappointed he didn't [[spoiler: end up with their preferred ship]]), epilogue and sequel fics in which the writer's [[spoiler:[[FanPreferredCouple preferred pairing]]]] became reality were inevitable.
* * Many ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fans are discontent with [[Anime/TransformersArmada the]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Trilogy]], and try to rewrite the entire series to make it better fit with their sensibilities. This usually results in a fanverse that, but for the names of the characters, is absolutely nothing like the original shows. Keep an eye out for DarkerAndEdgier, elimination of perceived [[TheScrappy Scrappies]], and the Decepticons as AlwaysChaoticEvil.



* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' fandom it sometimes feels as if every third ''Escaflowne'' fanfic written [[{{Retcon}} retcons]] the ending to push Hitomi back into Van's arms regardless of whether or not it makes the slightest bit of sense.

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* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' fandom it sometimes feels as if every third ''Escaflowne'' fanfic written [[{{Retcon}} retcons]] {{Retcon}}s the ending to push Hitomi back into Van's arms regardless of whether or not it makes the slightest bit of sense.


*** Their mother Nana is either indifferent and may abusive towards Tsuna, or she's the only bright spot in his life.

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*** Their mother Nana is either indifferent and may maybe abusive towards Tsuna, or she's the only bright spot in his life.

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* Pick a ''[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]]'' fanfic, any ''Ranma'' fanfic. Any one of them that isn't set ''after'' continuity will attempt to fix one of four problems: Ranma being cursed, Ranma being engaged to Akane Tendo (or their relationship getting off to such a rocky start), Ranma being a JerkAss, and Ranma being raised by Genma. Ranma might still be a cursed JerkAss who has NoSocialSkills, but he'll invariably wind up stuck with a suddenly-caring Nabiki or Kasumi. Or someone else raised him, he's still cursed and engaged to Akane, and still a JerkAss. Or suddenly he's not cursed, and he's a jerk raised by Genma, but it's okay that he's engaged to Akane now because she's not pissed he turns into a girl! Seriously. It's ''always'' one of those four. The method by which this happens might change. It might be time travel, changing the curse, derailing Kasumi and/or Nabiki into ''wanting'' the pigtailed wonder, but if it travels the canon road, one of those four issues will quickly become noticeable.
** There are some that focus on "merely" shrinking down the LoveDodecahedron. These are split between the ones that consider the Harem members removed as problems or operate on the assumption that They Can Do So Much Better.
** And then there are the "Ranma decides to stay a girl forever/some period of time, which magically fixes everything" subgenre.
** Mike Rhea is infamous for his series of Fix Fics where Ranma marries Ukyou and lives happily ever after in Kyoto with his curse cured, while Akane settles as one of Ryouga's two concubines.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Fix Fics [[ValuesDissonance used to]] frequently feature ways to explain why Haruka and Michiru weren't ''really'' gay. Some settled for {{Fixer Sue}}s, others would twist the canon around to make Haruka turn into (or always have been) a boy. Still others would just pretend they weren't gay at all and change their relationship to merely being close friends or relatives (and this was before the dub did it for them). For obvious reasons, this strain of "fix" fic is all but extinct these days. Other Fix Fics, conversely, focused on getting rid of [[DieForOurShip Mamoru]] and pairing Usagi up with other characters. Others just thought he got off too easy post-breakup in ''R'' and devised further punishments for him to suffer through.
** Generally, Seiya and Rei are the two characters most often switched out for Mamoru in fix-it fics. These fics are almost exclusively based on the anime, since manga Mamoru wasn't such a jerk and Seiya's crush was severely smaller in the manga.
** Also, Nephrite comes back from the dead a lot, to Naru's joy. Umino gets stiffed. Sometimes they take pity on him and simply have Nephrite come back from the dead but accept that Naru moved on.
** Oh, oh! Don't forget "[[AmericansHateTingle ChibiUsa]] doesn't exist" fics! Either some twist of fate makes Usagi have a different child (who fits the author's appeal better) or [=ChibiUsa=] is just removed, with no regards to the fact that she's vitally important to three seasons. Sometimes [=ChibiUsa=] is killed off so she can still save the world with Usagi, but isn't around to annoy the author.
* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' fandom it sometimes feels as if every third ''Escaflowne'' fanfic written [[{{Retcon}} retcons]] the ending to push Hitomi back into Van's arms regardless of whether or not it makes the slightest bit of sense.

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* * Many ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fans are discontent with [[Anime/TransformersArmada the]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Trilogy]], and try to rewrite the entire series to make it better fit with their sensibilities. This usually results in a fanverse that, but for the names of the characters, is absolutely nothing like the original shows. Keep an eye out for DarkerAndEdgier, elimination of perceived [[TheScrappy Scrappies]], and the Decepticons as AlwaysChaoticEvil.


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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'', most authors prefer to just rewrite or overhaul the entire story, mainly due to the unavoidable in hindsight GainaxEnding.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'', most authors prefer to just rewrite or overhaul the entire story, mainly due to the unavoidable in hindsight GainaxEnding. A common thread usually involves [[spoiler:the counterparts all regaining their bodies and living HappilyEverAfter, as opposed to the canon where they all eventually reunite as one]].


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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'': A few fan-works hook up Takatsuki and Saori, the preferred BetaCouple to Nitori and Anna. In canon, Takatsuki [[spoiler:ends on an unrequited crush Nitori]] while Saori [[spoiler:is with Fumiya and has a MaybeEverAfter with Doi]].
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' fanfiction mostly ignores everything after the end of the first anime season. Given what happens next, this isn't entirely surprising. More deliberate examples can be seen in the sheer number of fanfics out there where Aya [[spoiler:cures Youji's amnesia and 'saves' him from the horrible fate of marriage to a girl through the PowerOfLove]].
* The most common sort of fics for ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' Seishirou and Subaru seems to try to find a way for Seishirou to not die/not be a bastard.
* A significant number of ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' fanfics have Kaori Miyazono [[spoiler:survive her surgery or come BackFromTheDead, the latter usually through supernatural means.]]


** It is common to see [[DitzyGenius Bul]][[{{Ojou}} ma]]/[[TokenEvilTeammate Veg]][[ArrogantKungFuGuy eta]] stories that expand upon the events at Capsule Corp during the three year TimeSkip before the Android's arrival, in an attempt to pace and/or explain the circumstances of Trunks' eventual conception. Frequent tropes involved within these are the FlorenceNightingaleEffect, AngelDevilShipping, OppositesAttract, and a good bit of BreakTheHaughty. Most humor is often gathered from the grumpy ProudWarriorRaceGuy Vegeta's FishOutOfWater and AlienAmongUs experiences. (Even ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' tackled that one. SlapSlapKiss ensued.)

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** The fandom has also produced [[HalfHumanHybrid Gohan]] fics on the premise that "Gohan trained after the Cell Saga, and subsequently killed Buu." And there are equal amounts of fics that pair him with someone other than Videl.
** It is common to see [[DitzyGenius Bul]][[{{Ojou}} ma]]/[[TokenEvilTeammate Veg]][[ArrogantKungFuGuy eta]] Bulma]]/[[TokenEvilTeammate Vegeta]] stories that expand upon the events at Capsule Corp during the three year TimeSkip before the Android's arrival, in an attempt to pace and/or explain the circumstances of Trunks' eventual conception. Frequent tropes involved within these are the FlorenceNightingaleEffect, AngelDevilShipping, OppositesAttract, and a good bit of BreakTheHaughty. Most humor is often gathered from the grumpy ProudWarriorRaceGuy Vegeta's FishOutOfWater and AlienAmongUs experiences. (Even ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' tackled that one. SlapSlapKiss ensued.)


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** Also very prominent are the "humans becoming useful" fics. Given Yamcha, Krillin, Tien and Chiaotzu pretty much were unable to catch up due to TheWorfEffect, some fics work to subvert that and give the characters new powers to somewhat or outright completely catch up. These fics tend to throw the usually looked down upon characters a bone and even get them hooked up. Like for instance, Tien finally gets with [[SplitPersonality Launch]], or Yamcha finds love in a girl who has flirted with him in the past, such as [[TheDitz Maron]], [[FemmeFataleSpy Hasky]] or [[TreasureHunter Raven/Pasta]].
** Another common theme is Vegeta becoming the hero at Goku's expense. Sometimes Goku will [[OutOfCharacter simply stop training]] or [[FaceHeelTurn become evil]], or he'll be revealed as [[RonTheDeathEater always being evil]], either way gives Vegeta a chance to be in the spot light.
** Then there's craptons of "Planet Vegeta was never really destroyed/gets revived" fics.


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** Many have [[EnsembleDarkhorse Misuzu and Toshimi]] SparedByTheAdaptation and join Takashi's survival party.


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* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** If you're reading a fanfic based off [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime]] that takes place after TheMovie, you can almost guarantee it's a "Edward and [[spoiler:Alphonse]] figure out how to get back to their world" fic -- with the occasional variation of "[[ChildhoodFriendRomance Winry]] or [[HoYay Roy]] or [insert preferred love interest here] goes to our world" instead.
** A lot of fics based on the [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist manga]]/''Brotherhood'' continuity will have it so Ed doesn't [[BroughtDownToNormal lose his alchemy]] at the end. And obviously, people who prefer Ed and/or Winry with other people will often write fics eliminating their OfficialCouple status.
** And ''both'' versions have tons of fics where [[SacrificialLion Hughes's]] death never happened.
** Many post-''Conqueror of Shamballa'' fics treat [[spoiler:Alfons']] death as never happening, especially those that don't involve Winry or Roy. Oftentimes he isn't even shot.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' fanfics tend to have some version of this.
** The most common one is having Zeon win the One Year War, thus preventing the rise of the Titans and all the subsequent wars in the Universal Century. ''Zeonquest'' is arguably a deconstruction of this, as more often than not, things have gotten worse.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' fans like Lockon [[spoiler:the first]] to be alive in their fics...
** Rewriting ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' is also very common.
** Some Zeta Gundam fans tend to write stories where Four survives and joins the AEUG.
* Many ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' fics leave [[spoiler:Alucard and Walter quite alive in the aftermath of the invasion, sometimes Pip too.]] If Millennium is not ignored, they're defeated with relatively less horrific losses, with even Iscariot's membership surviving the ordeal.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Seeing as Creator/KenAkamatsu decided to [[spoiler:offer NoRomanticResolution with regard to Negi's love life]] (most likely to avoid incurring fan wrath from those disappointed he didn't [[spoiler: end up with their preferred ship]]), epilogue and sequel fics in which the writer's [[spoiler:[[FanPreferredCouple preferred pairing]]]] became reality were inevitable.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** ''Death Note'' has a growing number of these. It seems that the most common fix is undoing or preventing [[spoiler: L's death]]. Another variation is having [[spoiler: Light win or live at the end.]] Another is having [[spoiler: Matt and Mello]] survive or be brought BackFromTheDead somehow and live HappilyEverAfter together. Even [[TheMovie the live action movie]] changes the ending, incorporating one of the more common fan suggestions.
** The typical ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic: [[EveryoneIsGay L and Light are dating and so are Mello and Matt (or Mello and Near)]]; TheyFightCrime and [[TrueCompanions get along]] [[BadassCrew very well together]] despite Light being a (possibly reformed) [[AGodAmI megalomaniacal]] SerialKillerKiller and Mello (potentially) being a [[TheMafia mafia]] crime boss.

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* Many ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' fans agree that [[EnsembleDarkhorse Frenda]] [[KickChick Seivelun]] from ITEM was underutilised, underdeveloped, and killed off in an undeserving manner. Some fans actually went out of their way to make FixFic where she survives for much longer and legitimately contributes to the plot, usually by forming a duo with the local TeamNormal Saten.
* Many if not most ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' fanfics are of the "What if [[TooCoolToLive Teresa]] hadn't died?" variety. [[spoiler:Turns out Teresa is NotQuiteDead in the canon story...]]

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* Most ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' fanfiction focus on keeping certain characters alive. In canon, it's a supposed rule that when two Imperial Arm wielders fight against each other, one of them is guaranteed death. Most fix fics of AGK work to prove that that rule is actually just a rumor to discourage fighting with Imperial Arms, since such battles are still extremely dangerous. Also, expect some of your favorite characters to be SparedByTheAdaptation as a result. It helps that even though the rule exists, its only an InformedAttribute in canon.[[labelnote:*]]There are several points in the canon Manga where Imperial Arms wielders apart of the Night Raid and the Jaegers fight, yet neither one ends up dying, namely Tatsumi's fight with Wave when trying to escape, Run's fight with Akame during the mission to kill Bolic, Wave's fight with Akame shortly before Akame's duel with Kurome, and Akame's fight with Kurome that was ''intended'' to be a duel to death only to be stopped thanks to Wave.[[/labelnote]]
* Numerous ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' fan works try to avert [[spoiler: Griffith's FaceHeelTurn]]. This can be done by either [[spoiler: Guts staying with the Band of the Hawk]], or Griffith not making any one of the decisions that led to [[spoiler: him becoming the Godhand, Femto]]. Possibly [[spoiler: his Crimson Behelit will end up with someone outside of the Hawks]].
* The ending of the first season of the ''Manga/BlackButler'' anime. Although it ''technically'' ends with an ambiguous FadeToBlack, it's more than a little obvious what's about to happen. Fans have other ideas and love to share them in fic form. Of course, now that there's the second season, and seeing how ''that'' ended, it looks like the writers may have been reading fanfic themselves.
* Several ''Anime/BloodPlus'' stories fix Diva [[spoiler:killing Riku]]. Whether it be changing her mind of [[spoiler:"having him for herself forever" (read: killing him) by abducting him]] or [[spoiler:Riku being able to fight her off by the transformation properties of chevalier finally manifesting]], it fixes that bit.
* There are a huge number of those in the Spanish-speaking parts of the ''Manga/CandyCandy'' fandom, the most common fics are the ones where [[spoiler: Candy and Terry are reunited and they get married in the end,]] considering that there is ''a lot'' of backlash towards the series' ending among Latin American fans. There are also some fanfics where [[spoiler: Anthony]] survives his accident.


** Catarina becoming homesick for her past life, becoming melancholic and sometimes includes her having an emotional crisis over forgetting her past self's name.

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** Catarina becoming homesick for her past life, becoming melancholic melancholic, and sometimes includes her having an emotional crisis over forgetting her past self's name. name.
* ''Manga/{{Beastars}}'':
** Due to a [[Fanfic/WeAreOnlyAnimals particularly popular fanfic with that premise]], there are a lot of stories that follow alternate take on the series where [[WhatIf instead of tackling Haru, Legosi tackles Louis at the beginning of the manga]]. These tend to be alternative versions of the manga events in which the main couple is now Louis/Legosi.
** Another popular WhatIf scenario is one where Gouhin adopts Melon and raises him properly, rather than letting him turn into the psychopathic villain of the manga. This was exacerbated when a chapter has Legosi musing about how they could have been friends in another life and describes him as "Melon of Class 1-C", thinking of him as another normal student, which prompted fan works of Melon raised by Gouhin and attending Cherryton.
** Due to mobsters being a big part of the story, it's often that Mafia {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s show up, with some repeating elements including Louis in the role of heir or leader of the Shishigumi, Louis as the heir to Gosha, who would be ruling the Dokugumi, multiple characters being part of the gumis or running businesses on the Black Market, etc. They're very often also [[FanPreferredCouple Louis/Legosi]] fics.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Kakarot/Goku's pod [[ForWantOfANail lands somewhere else]]. This may be another location on Earth, like Capsule Corp or Kami's Lookout, or another planet entirely.
** Raditz is sent to Earth with his younger brother.

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** Fluffy slice-of-life stories where Bruno and Abbacchio are a married couple and the adoptive parents of Fugo, Narancia, Giorno, Mista and Trish, no gang activity needed.

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* ''LightNovel/MyNextLifeAsAVillainessAllRoutesLeadToDoom''
** Catarina's friends and family learning about her past life/the otome game Fortune Lover, often ending with them reassuring Catarina that they would never kill or exile her.
** Catarina becoming homesick for her past life, becoming melancholic and sometimes includes her having an emotional crisis over forgetting her past self's name.

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** After ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' it become common to see fan fics that explore the day to day operations supreme kai and gods of destruction have to go through.


** As is common with harem series fics that replace Issei with a self insert are not hard to find.

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** As is common with [[HaremGenre harem series series]], fics that replace Issei with a self insert [[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] are not hard to find.



* It is incredibly common in ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'' fanfics to see an AU where Momonga wasn't the only Player member of Ainz Ooal Gown present in YGGDRASIL when it was shut down, and thus transported to the New World. Sometimes it will be one or more of the established canon members, but more often than not it'll be an OC[=/=]AuthorAvatar[=/=]self-insert instead. And in the case of the latter, they'll also usually have some more [=OCs=] in the form of their own [=NPCs=] with them.

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* It is incredibly common in ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'' fanfics to see an AU where Momonga wasn't the only Player member of Ainz Ooal Gown present in YGGDRASIL when it was shut down, and thus transported to the New World. Sometimes it will be one or more of the established canon members, but more often than not it'll be an OC[=/=]AuthorAvatar[=/=]self-insert OC[=/=]AuthorAvatar[=/=][[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] instead. And in the case of the latter, they'll also usually have some more [=OCs=] in the form of their own [=NPCs=] with them.

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