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MF217, AKA MightyFan217 and previously known as Chronicle-King note , is a fanfiction author, artist, novice YouTuber and video game designer. He is the creator of the Massively Multiplayer Crossover known as Citadel of the Heart, although is mostly better known for his own original works content much of the time. A 24 year old man diagnosed with Autism at a young age, he began his (current) works beginning with 2014, but didn't begin working on them extensively until late 2015. He does have older works than the fics before Citadel Of The Heart, but he considers almost all of them to be an Old Shame in comparison; not even the Early Installment Weirdness of Truth and Ideals is safe from his views on this. However, despite that, he still believes there to be always room for improvement, even when it comes to his newer stuff; he even views his artwork as of late to be in need of much more improvement, especially in the anatomy department.

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MF217 can be kind of an unorthodox individual to speak to directly; he used to be more social in this regard, as seen in the author's notes of earlier chapters of Truth and Ideals, but by the time he reached a larger amount of watchers and followers, he dropped these replies to his own reviewers entirely and began concentrating on solely getting the work he has to do done. Considering MF217 also has a very, very active gaming lifestyle, needless to say the chances of getting into direct communication with MF217 are rather grim; locked behind the overtly busy schedule MF217 has set up for himself. While he will sometimes try and communicate with select reviewers for his stories, he is rather cautious about approaching his readers ever since an incident with a reviewer in particular that led to him very hastily considering DinoSquad RX to be an Old Shame. However, despite that, he is continuing to work on DinoSquad RX with it getting its remastered version earlier meant to be a Fix Fic for his own Alternate Universe fic.

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His FF.net account can be found here, his DeviantArt here, his YouTube here, his AO3 here.


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A more complete list can be found on his Troper page.

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    Tropes about MF217 and his work 

  • Adaptation Deviation: Tends to be used alongside Alternate Universe a lot. The most common of which tends to be Adaptation Personality Change, which in any way or form, canon characters from other works can have their entire characterizations altered solely because due to the Alternate Universe nature of his fics, and the fact the canon verses exist as separate universes entirely, there's no defined rule that he needs to stay Truer to the Text 100% of the time unless he ultimately feels doing so to be the best desirable option. Often times this happens solely because the author takes a What Could Have Been element of a work and reintroduces it into his own fic's context, so the changes in question are necessary at minimum.
  • An Aesop: Averted; the author flat out admits he's not writing any of these stories with the overall intent of this trope in mind.
  • Affectionate Parody: Even his more serious plots have some rather intentionally silly moments to them, special mention goes to Mirror M's entire debut arc in terms of how it's a deliberate Timey-Wimey Ball Mind Screw with how it works and yet somehow functions.
  • Animesque: What hinders his Art Evolution at times; whenever he draws realistic artwork such as the below mentioned T. rex, he shows his improvement far more easily than with his default Animesque style as is the norm for his artwork. It can be kind of considered a Creator Thumbprint for MF217 that his artwork has a very defined Animesque style to it.
  • Art Evolution:
    • Using a human OC for Digimon as an example, check out Kashou as she looks when drawn in August 5th, 2015, and then again in May 3rd, 2018. While the latter hasn't been shaded yet, the improvements are clear in the fact the latter has a greatly improved grasp of anatomy and proportion than the first drawing of this OC.
    • Keeping in tradition with the author's tendency to draw bestial designs very well, a featherless T. rex in the form of the Queen from Jurassic World as seen here in June 11th, 2015, compared to a drawing sketch that he had made on April 11th, 2018 which features a much more realistic take on Tyrannosaurus minus the feathering, and thus having the correct anatomy and proportions that could technically also been seen from the Queen had it not been for her shrink wrapped nature.
    • Human anatomy practice yet again plays a role in the comparison between a cover artwork made for Truth and Ideals back in 2015 seen here, as opposed to the cover artwork for Starlight Ablaze as best demonstrated here drawn in 2018.
    • The reveal of Garuda's design for Reflection Code seen here shows a significantly large leap in improvement with anatomy than the Tyrannosaurus and the Starlight Ablaze humans above have shown, due to the fact Garuda is a design that, while an obvious homage to 2D Grievous, is a fictional lifeform and thus doesn't have any real world basis, aside from whatever elements were borrowed from cassowaries from which Garuda's design also heavily references.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Tends to love using this trope a lot, especially when combined with Hard Light.
  • Ascended Fridge Horror: Any noteworthy cases of Fridge Horror from the original material waiting to be Invoked and brought forth? From their nightmares to yours, tropers!
  • Author Appeal: Expect many aversions of what would've been a case of Status Quo Is God in any fic he writes with the source material being Strictly Formula tendencies.
  • Author Avatar: Grandis, one of the Big three in regards to the Ultimorian Deities, is flat out confirmed to be this as a Deconstructed Character Archetype of Parody Sues.
    "I literally stop hiding the fact Grandis is basically a more ideal version of myself every once in a while. I tend to keep other things secret about him almost completely, though."
  • Author Phobia: Perhaps the one thing that has consistently caused fear within MF217's mind ever since 2018 and continuing to this very day at the night terrors he has been having regarding school in general. School has always been a downer subject for him to work with growing up as it was always the one thing about life he enjoyed the least, even with all of the good things that eventually came from it. Eventually MF217 tried going to college and ended up breaking down in the middle of class about a year into it, and ended up dropping out due to severe anxiety. As of 2018 onward, he has been having night terrors of being stuck in a boarding school in which he relives some of his real-life situations from various points in time of his experience with school, many of which horrify him in ways he cannot properly recall when he's awake. Eventually it all lead to him appreciating his freedom from both school and a regular job, to the point he's constantly in desire to make a living out of doing the things he actually does love doing, such as eventually trying to revive his Let's Play channel as an example.
  • Based on a Dream:
    • Flare's debut in Truth and Ideals is based off of a surreal dream MF217 that started off as an episode of the anime with Ash involved as usual, and a Crazy Jealous Guy fighting Ash over the affection of Serena and Ash, being Ash, only thinking of the battle itself. Greninja is used in place of Samurott, with Ash-Greninja taking Warlord-Samurott's place as to be expected. The other trainer sends out, in order of appearance, Hoopa Unbound, Mega Latios, and WarGreymon inexplicably being the last mon he sends out before Greninja turned Ash-Greninja mows down all three in succession, with Ash taking part in the fight with WarGreymon using Battle Bond's Synchronization to use the same strength as Ash-Greninja to join in and effectively double Ash-Greninja's power. Replace Serena with Misty and replace the generic rival with Hilbert and you've got the chapter Flare debuts in summarized just about right.
    • In an embarrassing admission he had to tell his girlfriend about to her amusement, the prologue scene of Digimon Re: Tamers has Jeri having a nightmare about "Takato" chloroforming her is actually based on a dream in which MF217 is in Jeri's position with his girlfriend in Takato's position.
  • Bears Are Bad News: A common Author Phobia from MF217 is the idea of being lost in the middle of a forest within territory occupied by a bear. To make matters worse, beginning with The New '10s, the county he lives in within Ohio has reported numerous sightings of a black bear living there, which plays a major part in this Author Phobia of his.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Subverted; he admits had a borderline negative review of Truth and Ideals he mentions in this journal here came out during a year such as 2014, he would've more or less played this trope straight; MF217 makes it no secret that he hates his past self, and MF217 is much more willing to accept criticism so long as it's constructive and not an attempt at Flame Bait, or in a more neutral line, attempting to be constructive with their criticism but effectively giving him zero-context as to what he even did wrong.
  • Character Development:
    • What he especially loves the most when it comes to writing his fics; he views stories as incomplete if certain people try and say characters overshadow the plot when in reality, according to MF217's logic, "No characters = no plot".
    • He specifically went out of his way to delay the first arc finale of Sword Art Online: Special Edition as to provide Character Focus and Character Development for the existing cast, under the belief that immediately going into the first arc finale without doing this would lead to the first arc finale not having as much weight to it without proper character depth.
  • Continuity Porn: Loves to make use of continuity Call Backs among other things.
  • Creator In-Joke: The number "1169" appears every once in a while in MF217's works, as a nod to the author's original home phone number before it was removed from the household.
  • Creator Thumbprint: The Ultimorian Coat of Arms when it comes to specific original works designs of his. In terms of writing, Mons are a frequent subject in his works, and not just because most of the fics he created involve two such franchises; his entire Ultrarian life-forms and the Phase System appear to be designed with some aspect of Mons as a whole at large. Also to lesser degree, Virtual Reality and dinosaurs.
  • Darker and Edgier: No matter what MF217 does in regards to any of his fics compared to each other, but towards the canon source material his fics are always this trope no matter what.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: MF217 prefers to be much more idealistic and colorful with his works, but often times does dose his works into reality and more cynical viewpoints if he ultimately feels it'll make for a nice addition to the story.
  • Deconstructor Fleet: Something he doesn't actively try and do, but it's enough to where Citadel of the Heart got its own page under Deconstruction Fic because of the sheer number of Deconstructions applying all at once. Some have argued they're simply Darker and Edgier or Reality Ensues for certain entries, but the author is certain with himself that at least some of the entries are proper Deconstructions on the various material used in his fics.
  • Dimensional Traveler: A trope he especially uses in his Pokémon works as of late because of Solgaleo and Lunala. He also uses it in almost every other work of his because of how his Ultimorian Deities pantheon functions on a basal level.
  • Disowned Adaptation:
    • Every fanfic he's ever written prior to Truth and Ideals that is no longer on his FanFiction.Net profile is considered this nowadays.
    • DinoSquad RX is this to currently unknown degrees of hatred from the author from which he doesn't feel ready to share the full details about this case just yet.
  • Exact Words: MF217 and Grandis both seem to abuse this trope whenever possible.
  • Eye Scream: In the latter half of 2018, MF217 eventually began experiencing excruciating eye pain in his left eye; ironically the same eye in which Mirror M has this issue in a more extreme example, as MF217 points out as being "Funny Aneurysm" Moment towards himself here.
  • Fan-Art:
  • Fix Fic: The original purpose of Truth and Ideals, before it ended up just becoming yet another story in Citadel Of The Heart. Over time, Digimon Re: Adventure eventually turned out to exist for pretty much almost the exact same reasons as Truth and Ideals, but at the time the story was first posted, Digimon Adventure tri., which ultimately leads to certain writing choices that ended up becoming finalized before key reveals were made about the canon tri. series.
  • Graceful Loser: When someone made a professional review on Truth and Ideals which amounted to giving the story a 5/10, MF217 responded with the fact he finally got the closest he could get to a negative review to any of his fics which actually offered constructive criticism, rather than just being showered with praise a majority of the time or being given flames as criticism.
  • Head Pet: Just look at his different photographs of himself; he's almost always having a random plush of some kind roosting on his head. The previous image had a rabbit plush, and the current pic as of writing has a Mega Lucario plush.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite the overly unrealistic art style which MF217 uses, he actually can draw things realistically, he just prefers not to since he has difficulty imagining his own designs in a realistic style. He has voiced his thoughts many, many times in the past that he's not exactly a big fan of looking too much like everyone else in terms of general style.
  • Hikikomori: A fact of life he himself has demonstrated, and shares with his older brother, that ultimately leads him to being unable to do many of the great things he notes "normal people" as being able to do, whereas MF217 is held back immensely by his overall No Social Skills, how others react to his Autism, the fact he's been exploited in the past and discouraged him further from getting out more, and the gradual disconnection he has with his relatives once they become older and borderline impossible to recognize and socialize with anymore. About the only other people he has to socialize with on a regular basis are those who he knows online, or those who consist of his brother or his parents.
  • I Hate Past Me: A very common Running Gag with MF217's various forms of Self-Deprecation, and especially prevalent with Grandis' character design involving a red, plaid jacket which MF217 actually did used to own, but no longer does. Note when that years ago, MF217 admits that had a negative review been released during anywhere from 2014 or earlier, he would've been unable to take the criticism rather than listen to reason and logic like he does with this journal here in which he more or less understands the perfectly valid criticism of Truth and Ideals. To summarize it up nicely, if you think MF217 behaves poorly in any way, you would be further surprised with how he behaved even worse just a few years prior at the minimum.
  • I Have Many Names: A trope that has had a massive history with MF217 by all regards possible. Explanation 
  • Insistent Terminology: He always has a tendency of referring to Rexie as "The Queen" instead of the former name, considering the author considers the Queen to be a Memetic Badass due to her young lived age and the fact she has survived so many things that would've flat out killed her normally.
  • Irony: He actually hates Sword Art Online, and yet Sword Art Online: Special Edition is the one fic he cares about the most in regards to the Fix Fic fics in his Series Fic. Despite the fact Chronicler stars in it, Chronicler's inclusion has nothing to do with this fact; it's the author's own fondness and passion for MMOs as to why he goes through such lengths to provide many examples of things that exist in MMOs, no matter how obscure these tidbits may seem, into public knowledge through his work on Sword Art Online: Special Edition.
  • Kaiju: Some of his monster designs have a very Kaiju-esque feel to them, especially prevalent with Mirror M Phase 2.
  • Lemony Narrator: Via Grandis' internal monologuing.
  • Massively Multiplayer Crossover: How Citadel Of The Heart became this in Later Installment Weirdness.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Depending on how one interprets his actions he can display this as either merely a character flaw, or he can be legitimately mentally troubled, most frequently being both at the exact same time. It actually applies to some of his Original Characters and alternate interpretations of some canon characters at times to depict them in a situation similar to himself when it comes to mental disabilities.
  • The Multiverse: Yet again how the Ultimorian Deities function on a basal level, implemented into the very concept of Citadel Of The Heart.
  • Named After Somebody Famous:
  • Official Couple: Every fic he works on has at least one that doesn't wait until the very end to get together.
  • Old Shame: He had dreams of eventually joining Channel Awesome in some manner of form, but not only did he never get the opportunity of getting a name big enough to be considered qualified, but he also immediately considered the entire website a Broken Pedestal once the controversy in April 2018 broke loose, especially with MF217 having to ask a friend of his to remove a cameo of Kerason from a tribute to the late Justin Carmical due to unfortunate revelations about Justin that MF217 wants no part in hearing discussed any further near him.
  • Outside Context Hero/Outside-Context Problem: He takes advantage of the concept of The Multiverse a little too much at times. The Ultimorian Deities, for a start, are entities which are more or less completely unable to be compared with any contemporary characters from whichever fic they appear in, bordering into the fact they're incredibly dark for whatever setting they're in, even if the native verse is rather dark itself already.
  • Physical God: His original works having a tendency to crossover into whatever fic he's writing ultimately lead way for the Ultimorian Deities to get involved somehow.
  • Rapid-Fire Typing: Everyone who has witnessed him a voice conversation or seen him in-person as he types will be able to identify him for two things; both how fast he types in general, and how hard he presses on the keys whenever he types, much the annoyance of those he's talking to online some of the times. According to a test performed on June 25th, 2019, he scored a 59 WPM with 95% accuracy.
  • Reclusive Artist: Oddly enough despite how he tends to generally use his real name and show his face a lot in photographs and even some of his videos on his YouTube channel, it usually seems that MF217 doesn't tend to get into contact with numerous other big or small names for fanfiction within either FF.net, AO3, and even This Very Wiki. Much of this even reflects into his real-life identity in which he doesn't exactly hide the fact he's a Basement-Dweller shut-in with No Social Skills; he flat out admits it himself as he had typed it up right here even!
  • Ret-Canon: The term Ultimorian Deity only existed in MF217's original works only after the In-Universe Trope Codifier, Mirror M in this case, had existed and his originally conceived stories were over. At the same time, Ultima, Dragora, Grandis, Zaalim, and Darigus had also already existed before the term Ultimorian Deity was properly defined, leading into all seven of those characters being retroactively considered a part of the Ultimorian Deities group before six other designs would later exist who would be designed with the intention of being Ultimorian Deities from the start, whereas the original seven to define the term were designed as very powerful beings who were originally of no relation to the other until the term Ultimorian Deity took its place in the canon that grouped the original seven together into the same pantheon.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Something that MF217 can be a big victim of; thankfully most people who review his works (so far) are not exactly huge in the Grammar Nazi department... but some of them still tend to point out the author's troubled work with using the correct tense, something the author has admitted "being correct at these things is easier on paper than in practice, regardless of prior experience".
  • Rule of Cool: A part of how he designs some of his characters and monsters, a bit of a Running Gag at times often involves a nuclear powered tail club on an Ankylosaur type of creature as a reference to Lugnut's P.O.K.E. weapon from Transformers Animated.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Chronicle-King, MF217's former namesake, is one of the opening of Pandora's Box if he actually appears in a given story. Minerva's Non-Mammalian Mammaries are to represent her gaining humanity in every way in which she tries so hard to deny.
  • Self-Deprecation: Something he himself admits he may have gone overboard with in his own works.
  • Serial Escalation: Seems to be something this guy has an unhealthy addiction for at times, especially when added into Fight Scenes.
  • Serial Tweaker: It's not hard to notice that MF217 often works a little too hard to ensure his own trope pages for his works are big in size, since he feels a little bit at ease knowing he plays a major role in establishing his work's trope pages to the degrees he's allowed to do so, and more or less to make sure he doesn't outright need to ask for people to read his works as to help him create these pages in the first place.
  • Series Mascot: The Big Three of the Ultimorian Deities; Ultima, Dragora Galaxia, and Grandis.
    • In the older days, it was a dopelganger of Bowser turned Imp named "Chronicle-King", which is where MF217 gets his previous username from (his original was "Bowser-The-King", sometimes as "Bowser Da King"). Upon being turned into his original works self as his Imp design which removed the Bowser elements altogether, Chronicle-King barely gets used anymore if merely because if he does appear, it's a Wham Episode because he's an immediate red flag that shit is about to hit the fan because his arrival is Invoked Faux Symbolism of the opening of Pandora's Box.
  • Shout-Out: Often times his works will feature explicit shout-outs to other works by virtue of how some of his monsters are designed or how certain plots or pieces of dialogue end up unfolding as he types it up.
  • Shown Their Work: Not too often, but it's something that MF217 loves to try and pull off. Sometimes he achieves this by Accidentally Correct Writing instead.
  • So My Kids Can Watch: Not so much kids as more of a girlfriend situation. His girlfriend did not like the Porn with Plot aspects of Digimon Re: Adventure at all, and had varying reasons for why she wouldn't read his other fics, but mostly boiled down to them being made from series which she had no knowledge of or were not a fan of to begin with. Digimon Re: Tamers was written based off of some ideas tossed around MF217 and his girlfriend, and ultimately become a prominent work when MF217 decided to Invoke this trope so that his girlfriend could be able to read a Digimon fic that was Lighter and Softer and completely lacked the porn elements altogether.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Grandis and the MF217 both have a tendency to be oddly poetic for some of their dialogue despite the fact both switch back so very frequently between Sir Swears-a-Lot or simply not swearing at all.
  • Stealth Parody: Even he admits when it comes to his Pokémon fics that he includes so many Mythology Gags, lampshading numerous clichés for Pokémon as a whole, the numerous Ascended Meme or Meme Acknowledgments as a whole, and you'll generally get the impression why even the author admits he never takes himself completely serious, regardless of the tone being aimed for, when it comes to this particular franchise.
  • Take That, Us: Despite the fact Grandis is described as an "ideal version of the author", he's also designed as to be an exaggerated take on the author's negative traits and flaws as a whole, as to make Grandis into a form of pseudo-Hate Sink at certain times.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: Depending on who you are, this can be either one of MF217's greatest strengths as he avoids falling into the Department of Redundancy Department regarding overarching characters or events, or it can be a glaring flaw because it ultimately causes a case of Continuity Lock-Out, from which MF217 outright acknowledges the latter as being borderline a fact with his works.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: At least one of the major antagonists in any given fic is meant to be this to be considered qualified to be a Complete Monster as the Intended Audience Reaction in MF217's intentions. Darigus is so immensely vile in nature that he's often limited to works which are intended to be Lighter and Softer with his inclusion being the only true exception unless Cerebus Syndrome happens as well in those given fics, with so far the best example of Darigus' overall vileness is his appearance during Chapter 8 of Digimon Re: Tamers.
  • Weird Crossover: You could say that.
  • What If?: His absolutely biggest defining trait with his fics are the various twists and turns he makes with characterization, plots, and anything from the source material and seeing what could happen if he can alter them as much as he wants and yet stay somewhat true to the original media's general appeal.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: He seems to Invoke this trope based solely off of former friendships with people who were legitimately bad apples rather than how MF217 purposefully paints himself as one of these as well. While it is advised to be cautious with approaching him, he gives this warning because he can legitimately not tell how to behave around specific types of people he's unfamiliar with. Going off of his personal track record, he's often adjusted to society very difficultly over the years, and had to deal with friendships, broken altogether or brand new ones being forged, and no matter whether it's positive or negative influence, it regardless keeps him distracted from his own personal free time which he either uses for writing, drawing, gaming, or watching shows or movies, but most importantly listening to music.
  • Writer's Block: Why he hastily launched Starlight Ablaze without any prior warning; to break him out of this, as so that he could write a Pokémon fanfic that's in the same continuity as Truth and Ideals without yet having to get into writing the planned sequel adapting Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants:
    • To be fair, MF217 doesn't always write like this, but it's mostly for any fic that doesn't have a long thought out ending in advance that shows this the most. The guiltiest of this would have to be Sword Art Online: Special Edition and Digimon Re: Adventure, to which allboth of those fics ended up with MF217 suffering from Writer's Block big time because of this. Oddly enough, despite how Truth and Ideals seemed to play this trope straight, its ending was planned out at least no more than two years before the epilogue was posted.
    • Invoked in Digimon Re: Tamers Chapters 8-10, as well as the end of Chapter 7 and the beginning of Chapter 11, as to demonstrate just how big the Reality Warper effects of Enigmariamon are, as Chapters 11 begins the arc in which Jeri and Impmon both begin to piece together that someone or something is deliberately trying to throw them off course as much as possible via invoking a Random Events Plot as a distraction.

Alternative Title(s): Chronicle King

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