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* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/922859 Five Things The Baker Taught Anastasia, and One Thing They Learnt Together]]'' is a fanfic about how Anastasia's relationship with the Baker affects her recovery over her abusive childhood.
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* ''Franchise/MyHeroAcademia'':
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/13063044/chapters/29880132 Dry Eye And Other Things That Burn]]'' by hakuraimaru follows "4+1" format: "Four times Aizawa helps his kids, and one time they get him back"
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/11701374 Sing Sing (Lovin' You)]]'' by [=ModernArt2012=] is about five times Hizashi sang about his feelings for Shouta, while "+1" bit has Shouta sing for Hizashi about his own feelings.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'':
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4254063/chapters/9627486 (Don't) Blink]]'' by puppyblue is a set of snippets about Corvo accidentally Blinking somewhere he didnít intend to. Five times he finds himself in unwanted situations, and one time he gets a lucky peaceful moment in a pleasant company.
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/3566528 oh quiet down, Iíve had enough]]'' by taywen is about five times various people tried to hit on an asexual Daud, and one time someone asked instead of making assumptions. The fic changes the format a little: the "+1" bit is placed between fourth and fifth regular bits.


* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9194793/1/5-Times 5 Times]]'' is a ''Peanuts'' fic about fivr times that Lucy said "I love you" to Charlie Brown. The fifth time, Charlie said it before her.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9194793/1/5-Times 5 Times]]'' is a ''Peanuts'' fic about fivr five times that Lucy said "I love you" to Charlie Brown. The fifth time, Charlie said it before her.








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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' net/s/9194793/1/5-Times 5 Times]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.
''Peanuts'' fic about fivr times that Lucy said "I love you" to Charlie Brown. The fifth time, Charlie said it before her.



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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12967904/1/Five-Times-America-Forgot-His-Own-Strength Five Times America Forgot His Own Strength]]'' by Dear Inconspicuous details five times America accidentally used his superstrength along with one time he remembered he had it (and used it intentionally). Unlike some of these fics, this one has an interwoven plotline where Germany witnesses each accident and attempts to learn why and how America is superhumanly strong.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12967904/1/Five-Times-America-Forgot-His-Own-Strength Five Times America Forgot His Own Strength]]'' by Dear Inconspicuous details five times America accidentally used his superstrength along net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with one time he remembered he had it (and used it intentionally). Unlike some of these fics, this one has an interwoven plotline where Germany witnesses each accident and attempts to learn why and how America is superhumanly strong.
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12967904/1/Five-Times-America-Forgot-His-Own-Strength Five Times America Forgot His Own Strength]]'' by Dear Inconspicuous details five times America accidentally used his superstrength along with one time he remembered he had it (and used it intentionally). Unlike some of these fics, this one has an interwoven plotline where Germany witnesses each accident and attempts to learn why and how America is superhumanly strong.
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6213131/1/Five-Times-and-First Five Times And First]]'' is an Arnold/Helga fic about how four times they held hands and the fifth they kissed

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6213131/1/Five-Times-and-First Five Times And First]]'' is an Arnold/Helga fic about how four times they held hands and the fifth they kissed kissed



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6122375/1/Five-Times-Aang-Didn-t-Propose Five Times Aang Didn't Propose]]'' is an Aang/Katara fic revolving around Aang repeatedly trying to propose to Katara.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6122375/1/Five-Times-Aang-Didn-t-Propose Five Times Aang Didn't Propose]]'' is an Aang/Katara fic revolving around Aang repeatedly trying to propose to Katara.Katara.
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** [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/181418 "Lives And Deaths of Archie Kennedy (Five Things That Never Happened)"]]: Five divergences of Archie's path, moving backwards from point of death in the series. Rather dark divergences.



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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'':
** [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/329362 "Five Times Somebody Noticed Horatio and Archie Were a Couple (And One Time Nobody Did)"]]: Fairly self-explanatory title. This one is a shipping fic with slash pairing Hornblower/Kennedy.
** [[https://wig-powder.livejournal.com/15294.html "Five Times Horatio Looked After Archie (And One Time Archie Returned the Favor)"]]: CaretakerReversal fic.
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2344073/1/Five-things-that-never-happened-to-Archie-Kennedy "Five things that never happened to Archie Kennedy"]]: 5 alternate reality and/or fanon discontinuity fics. The "plus one" fic is missing. Some stories are dark and have a downer ending, while some end on a good and hopeful note.


This type of fic is most popular on Website/{{Tumblr}} and Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn, but also ppears throughout fandoms on various websites.

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Commonly referred to as "Five Things" and sometimes "Five Times", this is a fanfiction or other fanwork structured in six small "scenes" with an event happening in the first five scenes and then either not happening or happening differently in the last. There are also some works that use different numbers, like three things or ten things.

The title usually follows the pattern of "Five times (event happens) and one time (event either doesn't happen or variation on event happens)" in an example of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This trope occurs most often in romantic fics, where common titles include "Five times [x] kissed [x] and one time [x] kissed back" or "Five times [x] said 'I love you' and one time he didn't need to."

The earliest predecessor to this is a 1981 ''Franchise/StarWars'' fanfic called ''Four Preludes, and One Short Epilogue on Han Solo or After the Empire Struck Back'' by Marcia Brin. The format as its currently known began in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' fandom circa 2001. A writer called "Basingstoke" wrote ''Five Things That Aren't True'', which caused [[FollowTheLeader other similar stories to be created]].

This type of fic is most popular on Website/{{Tumblr}} and Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn, but also ppears throughout fandoms on various websites.

Fanlore discusses this fic style [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Five_Things here]].

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/7792867/chapters/17778250 Five Times Harold and John Died Together (and One Time They Lived Together)]]'' by DisposalUnit is a very dark variant, with each chapter named after the type of damage done (which results in the death of both characters in all but the final chapter, which has a happy ending).
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/5345081/chapters/12342179 Five Times Finch Compared Reese To Dillinger]]'' adds the "...and one time he didn't" part in the description. The fic puts some canon interactions in context of what Dillinger might've done to make Finch so suspicious of Reese.
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/11279943 Five times Harold sang to John]]'' by talkingtothesky is an example of the version without the +1. It uses lyrics from six different songs within five mini chapters.
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/3892384 a very private person]]'' by nowrunalong leaves the 5+1 note in the description: "Five times Finch avoids Reese's questions, and one time he doesn't." As is typical of the show, Reese tries to get information about Finch's past and his preferences, but Finch repeatedly evades the attempts.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12967904/1/Five-Times-America-Forgot-His-Own-Strength Five Times America Forgot His Own Strength]]'' by Dear Inconspicuous details five times America accidentally used his superstrength along with one time he remembered he had it (and used it intentionally). Unlike some of these fics, this one has an interwoven plotline where Germany witnesses each accident and attempts to learn why and how America is superhumanly strong.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6213131/1/Five-Times-and-First Five Times And First]]'' is an Arnold/Helga fic about how four times they held hands and the fifth they kissed
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8897366/1/Five-Times Five Times]]'' is a platonic example. It's about five times Dick needed to be carried and one time where he carried someone.
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10597298/1/Beware-the-Nice-Ones Beware the Nice Ones]]'' (not [[BewareTheNiceOnes that one]]) is a ''Young Justice'' fanfic by [=DragoneseElf=] about five times Nightwing showed his protective side to the Team, and one time they protected him.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6122375/1/Five-Times-Aang-Didn-t-Propose Five Times Aang Didn't Propose]]'' is an Aang/Katara fic revolving around Aang repeatedly trying to propose to Katara.

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