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DarkMark is a fanfiction writer whose work includes fanfiction written for The DCU, Batman, Legion of Super-Heroes, X-Men, The Sandman (1989), Superman, Marvel Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Gen¹³, Peanuts, Rumble Roses, Spawn, and Supergirl.

Although he has published some of his works in his FF.Net page, most of his fanfiction is stored in his two websites: Dark Mark's Domain for his DC Universe fanworks, and Dark Mark's Domain II for everything else.

Fanfics with their own pages:

Tropes used by this author include:

  • Action Girl: In his stories, powerful female heroes like Supergirl, Power Girl, Carol Danvers, Jean Grey, Mary Marvel, Buffy Summers, Angela... usually are the protagonist or at the very least one of the main characters.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Subverted. He began writing fanfiction because he was unable to break into writing comics successfully:
    Q: Different question: How long have you been writing fanfic?
    Dark Mark: OK, that's a good one. I think about two or three years now, and I got into it kind of left-handedly. I'd tried to break into comics writing full-time, previously. I got a handful of stories [published], but no steady gig, really. So, being tired of beating my head against the wall, I fairly well gave up on that.
    Q: What stuff have you had published?
    Dark Mark: Ah, that would be telling! <wink> I've had a couple of stories [published] by Marvel, some stuff for Eclipse, and some for a few minor publishers. It pays good if you sell well, but I wasn't in that bracket.
  • Author Appeal:
    • He is fond of powerful Action Girls. Not many comic fans would write very long epics starring Kara Zor-El or Carol Danvers prior to their successful live-action outings.
    • The Sandman (1989)'s characters often pop up in really unexpected places.
  • Comic-Book Time: Subverted when not outright averted. Characters grow old in real time or very slowly.
  • Fix Fic: Some stories undo canon developments which Dark Mark did not agree with, like Supergirl's death in the Crisis on Infinite Earths, or the ending of the original Gen 13 series.
  • God Is Good: In his stories, God is regarded as a benevolent and positive force by the main characters, even if he does not intervene directly.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: "The Apokolips Agenda" features virtually every hero and villain created by DC prior to 1985. "Fire!" does the same for Silver Age Marvel.
  • Physical God: A lot of stories feature incredibly powerful heroes -like Pre-Crisis Kryptonians, Binary, Angela- as main characters.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: In many stories, the main character often gets so battered during a climatic battle that she will pass out after achieving a very close victory.
  • Series Fic: His DC Fan Verse started with an alternate universe single story. Then he started writing more and more sequels, creating the Kara Of Rokyn series. Then he started writing the Hellsister Trilogy subseries -plus other fics set in that continuity-, A Force Of Four and other stories set in parallel universes created by the events of Kara of Rokyn.
  • Take That!: Dark Mark is a devoted Christian with no love for fundamentalists. In Superman of 2499, he has Superman himself say an apocalyptic cult's leader that God would be disgusted with him. In The Hell Wit It, the three main devils of the Marvel Universe comment they will never run out of souls thanks to televangelists.