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"Y'all are crazy."
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MF217 in his natural habitat, showing his distinct love of plushes and goofing around with them.

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.

MF217 can be kind of an unorthodox individual to speak to directly; on one hand, he can give the image of being a Nice Character, Mean Actor, if merely because this is the kind of behavior he's prone to showcase when he's reached his own Rage Breaking Point. However, much of the time otherwise, he's more of a Mean Character, Nice Actor who simply doesn't have much of the time to sit down and talk with every individual reader of his works anymore; 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.

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

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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.
  • 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: Forests at night, with some kind of Eldritch Abomination laying in wait. Or, even more simply but to the point, a bear nearby in the forest at night. Heck for that matter some kind of bear in any place it should not be normally present is enough to scare MF217.
  • 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 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.
    • DinoSquad RX's writing decisions, such as using the Seldom-Seen Species Anzu as part of the roster, are based on an unusual dream the author only recalls having once in which he was dreaming of everything in Max's perspective stuck in Shapeshifter Mode Lock as a Tyrannosaurus, and eventually being taken down after several years of being wild by a Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, a form Hadrosaurid, and an Anzu specifically. The Hadrosaurid became Edmontosaurus in the final story proper, and the entire situation is what ultimately is the first arc of DinoSquad RX with Max as the Arc Villain. The author acknowledges it literally couldn't have been any other dinosaur, as not only were all of the dinosaurs shown from the Hell Creek Formation, but the Oviraptorosaur was too big to be anything else other than Anzu.
  • 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".
  • Continuity Porn: Loves to make use of continuity Call Backs among other things.
  • 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. The author does admit, however, that his first fic Truth and Ideals starts off more as an Indecisive Deconstruction more so than anything else ever since he had long finished that story.
  • 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.
  • Exact Words: MF217 and Grandis both seem to abuse this trope whenever possible.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • One of Us:
    • He's a very big fan of Digimon and Pokémon, among other things; in fact, both of those franchises currently have the tied biggest amount of stories written so far as part of Citadel of the Heart at two each.
    • He's also a big fan of Team Four Star, as evidenced by the occasional Shout-Out towards them effectively being Once an Episode.
    • As seen with his work's Invoked Inconsistent Dub regarding Digimon terminologies, and the numerous times he had shown his work and offered many Genius Bonuses regarding the Digimon franchise as a whole, he seems to have Hidden Depths that he's more into Digimon than most people otherwise think of him as being, considering he keeps insisting he's more of a Pokémon fan in terms of the two franchises.
  • Outside Context Hero/Outside-Context Problem: He takes advantage of the concept of The Multiverse a little too much at times.
  • 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.
  • Recursive Fanfiction: DinoSquad RX is planned to get a Fix Fic based off of itself as to get the story back on track with some of the original plans, as well as generally improve the story for the better due to MF217 being dissatisfied with the current product.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 by making himself look like a Nice Character, Mean Actor at times, 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, DinoSquad RX, and Digimon Re: Adventure, to which all three 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