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In my world... "SPITE makes RIGHT"
—From Mykan's YouTube page.

Dakari-King Mykan (real name: Michael Mikulak) is a Canadian fanfiction writer, best known for such works as The End of Ends and My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic. He began writing fanfiction in the early 2000s as part of the Digimon Adventure 02 fandom. These fanfics, where he championed the couple of Davis and Kari, led to him becoming a prominent figure in a shipping Flame War. He and several others ended up getting banned. He would eventually return in 2006, now primarily writing for the Teen Titans and 6teen fandoms. He would steadily gain infamy over the years, culminating in the release of "My Little Unicorn: Magic is Believing" in 2012, a Hate Fic based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He also has a presence on YouTube, where he is best known for Beast Boy's Magic Voices, a series of Teen Titans AMVs.

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His works can be found on MediaMiner, Fanfiction.net, YouTube, DeviantArt and FiMFiction.

He is very controversial and often inspires strong emotions from readers. It is best to be extremely careful when discussing him. Just please know that the more out-there examples on this page are accurate.


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  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Beast Boy and Davis, by the truckload. In Mykan's works, their entire purpose is to angst about how they Did Not Get the Girl, to the point where they bear virtually no resemblance to their canon selves.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Jakotsu, a gay character from Inuyasha, was made straight in The Super Devil and the Band of Seven. A now-removed note implies that this was because the author didn't want to depict a "gay homosexual" character.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Sometimes, Mykan's preferred characters turn straight-up villainous as a result of his preferred pairings with them never happening. The End of Ends is the most well-known example of this.
  • Almost Kiss: In TTHSCity Musical: WASP, Terra and Garfield nearly smooch but end up accidentally headbutting instead when the alarms go off.
  • Alpha Bitch: Jackie and Jillian, a pair of high-schoolers based on Terra's friends from the Teen Titans episode "Things Change". In fanfics involving Jump City High School, they are almost guaranteed to appear to insult Beast Boy and subsequently be humiliated or die.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: If a member of an alien race attacks our heroes, then the entire race is evil.
  • Anachronism Stew:
    • In Brother of the CORPSE BRIDE, Mykan shows off a dress he made for Queen Elizabeth the First, who lived from 1558-1603, yet earlier mentions that his parents died in a car accident; the very first car accident occurred in 1869.
    • A battle occurs at Big Ben in LIBERTY'S KIDS: Power Rangers REVOLUTION despite the fic taking place in the year 1776 and Big Ben not being constructed until 1859.
  • Artifact of Doom:
    • The Sword of Hatred from The Force of Hatred contains the sealed hatred of a long-forgotten war.
    • The Dark Prognosticus from The End of Ends contains powers that could let its wielder destroy the universe.
  • Author Appeal: All of his fics are based around his own interests, usually involving shipping his Fan-Preferred Couple or punishing the girl of that couple for not hooking up with the guy (and also punishing said guy for the same thing by either killing or distancing him). In addition to that, many of his not-couple-related fics usually tend to contain Fight Scenes, musical numbers, and Stuff Blowing Up.
  • Author Avatar: Several of them.
  • Author Tract: One of the primary criticisms of his works is the fact that he doesn't build characters. He uses characters to expose his own viewpoints in a rather unsubtle way.
  • Broken Aesop: Despite the things he says about friendship being worthless and all that, his characters tend to be a tightly knit team that rely on each other to get the job done.
  • Buffy Speak: Even in the narration, Mykan tends to overuse terms like "and stuff", "all that", or "stuff like that".
  • The Bully: Expect at least one character in any of his fics who happens to bully the main character(s) into becoming who they are. Also expect the heroes to belittle others for no real reason.
  • Can't Take Criticism: His characters tend to either ignore or react very negatively to criticism.
  • Catharsis Factor: invoked Invoked. Mykan freely admits that his fics are meant to punish the characters for either teasing his Creator's Favorite, not getting his girl of choice, or in the case of the MLP stories, not showing the darker side to life that he feels so strongly about, all so he can feel just a little bit better about himself for an estimate of less than a day. Inverted with his non-punishment MLP fics, where he only writes them to prove that people will mock him anyway and actively despises doing so.
  • Character Shilling: His fics constantly have the characters either be made useless so his preferred characters are seen in the right, or superior in skill, or the characters themselves outright state how much better the heroes are than them. On the side of certain villains, like Count Logan, they feel sorry for him once it's revealed that he's Beast Boy, in spite of the atrocities he's committed.
  • The Chew Toy: There tend to be several throughout his fics, usually Kari Kamiya in the fics where she's with TK and not Davis, and just about the entirety of Equestria, namely Princess Cadance and Twilight Sparkle.
  • Chickification: Every time he writes a canon female character, all there is to them is that they're the love interest of a male character.
  • Clueless Aesop: The fics try to teach lessons, in the loosest sense of the word, but he constantly contradicts his own Aesop time and time again.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: Actually averted with both Mykan and his characters. Just because Mykan hates a show doesn't stop him from watching it religiously. Several of his characters share this odd trait.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Oftentimes, he'll make entire characters that hate the way his universes operate, just to paint them as losers or villains. Ironically, they end up becoming the most well-liked characters in his fics. Naturally, the exceptions are Beast Boy and Davis Motomiya, who are portrayed as always right about whatever they're complaining about.
  • Contrived Coincidence: In Child Soldiers, Kari becomes a surrogate mother after the passing of her husband. Against all odds, the sperm she's impregnated with comes from Davis, who had donated his sperm years ago so as to help those who couldn't have children.
  • Dark Is Evil: If something is depicted in one of Mykan's fanfics as evil, it will generally be described as "dark" (i.e. The Dark Prognosticus in The End of Ends, The Dark King in Starfleet Magic.)
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: Terra, Starfire, Celestia, Fluttershy, Treehugger, Sunset Shimmer... Really, if they happen to have a love interest, this is what becomes of them.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Mykan is a bit well-known for this; he'll tend to give a description of someone or something right after it's shown to the audience. A good example is when he explained that Grand Ruler Celesto is a tri-horned alicorn, then immediately went on to say he has three horns. Additionally, several fics have the line "vanished, and was gone." Then there's this bit from Friendship is Failure: The End of Ends:
    "Count Logan looked very displeased as he tapped his cane softly while glaring at his minions. He spoke in a deep dark voice, 'I am displeased.'"
  • Destructive Savior: The titular protagonist of TTHS/CITY Musical III: The Phantom of the City. His solution to save the citizens of Jump City from a greedy authoritarian mayor is to blow up everything he tries to build.
  • Deus ex Machina: Through some forced way, usually an 11th-Hour Superpower or a Contrived Coincidence, these plots usually just resolve themselves in an instant.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Mykan's storytelling philosophy is that if the guy does not get the girl, he suffers/dies. As such, many of Mykan's fanfics end with one or more main protagonists dead or traumatized, often through arbitrary means. The biggest example would be We're Moving On, a story in which Twilight Sparkle successfully convinces Beast Boy to move on from Terra, only for Beast Boy to be gunned down by an unknown assailant almost immediately afterwards (Mykan heavily implies in the Author's note it was himself that did it).
  • Did Not Do the Bloody Research: Often uses the word in question when emphasizing something in his fics or blogs.
  • Genre Shift:
    • Mykan has attempted a few stand-alone fics done in (what he thinks is) a near approximation of the original style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Usually, these fics are prefaced by his comments on how much he hates them, or how “awful” they are. Ironically enough, these are the fics that have the best reception on a site made for fans of FIM, but every time someone makes a comment praising these fics, it angers Mykan considerably. One has to wonder what his endgame was in writing these fics when he was just going to bash them and the people who liked them, but the haters get a quick chuckle by hitting “fave” when Mykan thinks they’re not supposed to...and watching the fireworks.
    • Similarly, Mykan's 7Teen series tends to stick close to the style of the 6Teen series. Unlike the aforementioned MLP fics, he does actually like this series.
  • Herr Doktor: Dr. Nobel Von-Richter, a recurring character in his Teen Titans fanfics, is a stereotypical German scientist who invents gadgets for Beast Boy to use.
  • High School A.U.: The Teen Titans High School Musical series, as the name implies, features the Teen Titans as normal highschoolers. Later installments of the series, now rebranded as Teen Titans High School/City Musical, stray away from the high school aspect and feature more action.
  • Hypothetical Casting: When going over his own characters in bios, he's prone to noting who he imagines to voice the characters. As an example, he's had several characters in Starfleet Magic (such as Buddy Rose and Spike's Dragon Knight form) "voiced" by Matt Hill, and his main couple of Lightning Dawn and Starla Shine are voiced by Greg Cipes and Ashley Johnson. Sound familiar?
  • I Resemble That Remark!: Whenever Mykan has a character criticize someone else for something, that character usually possesses the trait they're criticizing the other for.
  • Idiot Ball: Plots in these fics require the characters to be uncharacteristically stupid enough to let them happen. Even his own Original Characters tend to vary in intelligence from chapter to chapter.
  • IKEA Erotica: Despite Mykan's well-known vow of celibacy, Mykan has written a few sex scenes, most notably in A Wedding Story for Davis and Kari. It is decidedly un-erotic. Then there's "Artistic Integrity," which turned out to not even be his writing, as it was all part of a Complexity Addiction-laden plan to expose his haters.
  • In Name Only: Whenever he writes canon characters, they're usually Flanderized or Out of Character (or both), so the only recognizable thing about them are their names.
  • Indecisive Deconstruction: He claims his work concerning My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a Deconstruction Fic, but really, it just boils down to him hating on the series. He says he is showing that friendship doesn't solve everything, but as Broken Aesop shows, that is not the case. Lately, however, he's stopped sugarcoating it and admitted that they're solely to help himself feel better by punishing them.
  • Informed Ability: A character's supposed "greatness" is usually only told through narration and never demonstrated in the story itself.
  • Informed Attribute: If a character has any other attributes aside from their basics, they're usually told instead of shown.
  • Informed Flaw: If an entire race is supposedly comprised of only evil beings, it is only told and never shown.
  • Irony: He hates Friendship is Magic, yet he keeps watching it anyway. He states that it's "to research what to change".
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": On the subject of "Dakari", the Portmanteau Couple Names go by the Japanese names for the characters (for example, Sorato, the canon pairing between Sora and Matt, uses the latter's Japanese name, Yamato). The couple name referring to Davis and Kari is actually Daikari due to Davis being called Daisuke in Japan, but Mykan prefers the English names so much that he removed the i from the name and pronounces it "Day-kari". While we're here, he also likes to pronounce "Takari" (TK and Kari) as "Tay-Kari" despite there being no basis for such (at least the former one can be excused by being based off of an English name).
  • It's All About Me: A common theme throughout Mykan's work is that his Author Avatars only care about what interests them, while giving no one else the time of day.
  • Jerkass: Just about any main character in these fics comes across as this. And we're supposed to agree with their jerkish actions.
  • Love Makes You Evil: A recurring theme in Mykan's works.
  • Loving a Shadow: Because all the characters are defined by one trait, couples simply love each other for what they are instead of who they are.
  • Manchild: Several of his characters tend to do plenty of childish things despite being teenagers or full-grown adults. They've been known to play hopscotch and take it seriously, and oftentimes Mykan's own Author Avatars pretty much just throw extended (often violent) temper tantrums regarding the fact that they Did Not Get the Girl.
  • Manly Tears: When someone cries, they only show these, in order to symbolize that they're more mature than everyone else.
  • Moral Dissonance: Oh, so very much. All of the questionable (or downright heinous) acts committed by the "heroes" as presented in his fics are meant to be seen as reasonable and not at all a bad thing. He claims it's okay because "they're fictional characters", but even presenting such things is considered a bad mark on one's resume. He did this way more than once, for the record.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: In quite a few of these stories, the best way to deal with a problem is to kill everyone who can be associated with the enemy.
  • Narrating the Obvious: Mykan always feels the need to do this, stating things that should be blatantly obvious to the reader.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: In the original version of Davis & Kari: A Wedding Story, Davis uses his vast wealth to send Kari to the finest college in the world and offers to make her a kindergarten teacher should she ask. Additionally, when Jun graduates, she's given a doctor's rate even though she's supposed to start out as a nurse simply because she's the sister of Davis, "the most powerful DigiDestined".
  • Never My Fault: He has a number of characters who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: His characters constantly receive new abilities on the go without any hinting of their presence beforehand, usually in the form of a Deus ex Machina.
  • No Endor Holocaust: No one ever really dies in the background in these fics, even though fights within these stories can cause massive damage to their surroundings. People only die if they are outright stated to die.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite the name, Teen Titans High School Musical II has little to do with other entries in the series: The Titans go incognito as teachers rather than being normal students and furthermore, it is considered canon, whereas other entries in the series are set in an Alternate Universe.
  • Nostalgia Filter: Mykan hates anything new and continues to watch and use older materials. For example, he has admitted to preferring Stingray (1964) over Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
  • Not as You Know Them: Whenever he writes a canon character they're either: A. Flanderized to only one trait, B. completely Out of Character, or C. both A and B.
  • Once an Episode: In his early Teen Titans fanfics, there would usually be a Cold Open where the Titans try (and fail) to catch Slade. These were phased out when he renamed his series of fanfics Titans A-Force because he ran out of ideas for Slade chases and wanted to shift the focus to villains he created.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Mykan has an odd fixation on demons in his work, believing them to be the ultimate villains. Naturally, this means that they are snarling monsters obsessed with destroying everything.

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