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Like Father, Like Daughter is an Original Flavor Star vs. the Forces of Evil fanfiction created by ADdude

After spending 16 years in another dimension Marco is finding it a little hard to readjust to his life back on Earth. Then a few days later Hekapoo shows up at his doorstep with a daughter, their daughter! Needless to say, he’s going to have a lot more stuff to get used to.

This fic is AU, diverting from the end of Running with Scissors. Instead of Status Quo Is God the effects at the end of that episode linger. Namely the effects alluded to at the end where Marco feels out of place returning to Earth after 16 years from his viewpoint. It also has the added consequence of him having a child with Hekapoo in what some assumed to be an Offscreen Romance they shared.


Tropes found in this fanfiction:

  • Action Girl: Seraph, Marco’s daughter, shows the same proficiency in fighting as her father. Both Star and Pony Head remark on how it should be obvious considering her parents.
  • Adults Are Useless: Averted. Marco’s parents show concern over the recent changes in Marco’s attitudes and try to talk to him about it. Then, when his daughter shows up, they tell him they will be there to help him and show nothing but love and support for the two of them.
  • A Glitch in the Matrix: The Dream Eater’s victims can be awakened by this method. For example, Seraph being mentioned in dreams where she doesn’t exist gets some people, like Janna, to question things, and Marco is able to reach Alphonso and Ferguson fairly easily because they’re dreaming of being a centaur again, which is a recurring dream for them.
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  • Almighty Mom: Hekapoo is Seraph's mother and one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Though it’s strangely averted when all that power doesn’t let her raise her daughter in her own dimension.
  • Alternate Universe: One where Marco and Hekapoo had a child during his trial.
  • Amicably Divorced: Though Marco and Hekapoo were not in any formal relationship and they aren’t together now, they still seem to get along. That said, it's rather strongly hinted that both are still drawn to each other (namely when Hekapoo is under the spell of truth serum).
  • Badass Family: Hekapoo is one of the strongest beings in the multiverse, Marco survived 16 years in another dimension and became a hardened warrior, and their daughter easily fought off several magical robots that Star and Pony head had having trouble fighting by herself.
  • Big "WHAT?!": The reaction from everyone when they find out Marco has a daughter.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Hekapoo under the truth spell admits Marco at thirty is 'not small' and was 'amazing' when they slept together.
  • Bullying a Dragon: OK, Marco underwent a 16 year-long quest, held off a coup that consisted of some of the multiverse's greatest warriors and has a kid with Hekapoo, one of the members of the Magic High Commission. Said kid also helped against the coup and is said to be incredibly powerful. So naturally, Heinous thinks the best option is to attack them, try to kidnap Seraph and insult Marco and Hekapoo’s affair right to Marco's face. Not the best idea in hindsight…
  • But I Can't Be Pregnant!: Hekapoo and Marco were both sure it wasn't possible to have a baby together, so when they do have a child together, they call her a miracle. Janna assumes that H-Poo was lying since Marco should have been careful enough to use contraceptives, though later chapters confirm that none of the rest of the MHC thought that it was possible either, and a room that forces everyone to only say the truth makes it clear that Hekapoo was being honest.
  • Character Development: Marco has started to show more mature traits returning from Hekapoo’s dimension and more fatherly traits after meeting his daughter.
  • Children Raise You: Raising Seraph has caused Hekapoo to mature a bit.
  • Determinator: Marco during his trial.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Given the premise of the story, its fairly obvious that Marco and Jackie don't stay in a relationship.
  • Didn't Think This Through: See Bullying a Dragon.
  • Doting Grandparent: When Marco’s parents find out about their granddaughter and her situation, they give her a big hug and go crazy trying to make her feel at home.
  • Dragon Rider: Marco and Seraph both seem to be this.
  • Expy: There are a number of expy in the battle tournament arc.
  • For Want of a Nail: Discussed. It's pointed by Star that if she arrived in Hekapoo's dimension just a little sooner, she would have prevented Marco and H-Poo's night together that led to Seraph's conception.
  • Friends with Benefits: Marco and Hekapoo's relationship during the trial has traits of this, though Marco suggests that this isn't exactly what they are, saying it sounds too tawdry for what they had and asks his mother never to say that phrase again.
  • Gag Penis: Marco has one, or at least will have one by thirty as revealed by Hekapoo under a truth spell.
  • Generation Xerox: Oddly enough, Marco and Hekapoo’s daughter looks a lot like Angie, her grandmother.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Seraph.
  • Heal It with Fire: Hekapoo can’t actually heal with her fire powers. What she can do however is use heat to help with blood circulation, preventing bruising, loosening up muscles, and causing the natural healing process to go just a little faster.
  • Heroic Bastard: Seraph was conceived from the sexual relations in Marco and Hekapoo's unique relationship.
  • Immortality: Hekapoo suffers from this. She knows full well this means she will outlive her daughter and is distressed by the fact.
  • Interspecies Romance: Marco, an ordinary human. Hekapoo, the all-powerful immortal magical ruler of her own dimension. They might not be together officially after Marco reverted back into a teen, but under a truth spell, Hekapoo all but bluntly admits she still feels strongly for him.
  • Love Potion: Zigzagged. When Marco and Hekapoo come back from her dimension after seconds away note  acting lovey-dovey and planning to get married, Star believes that Hekapoo put a love charm on Marco. She's half right. Marco is charmed… but so is Hekapoo. It's also noted that Marco and Hekapoo used health potions so even if they are charmed, there would be no way of making a distinction between the effects of the health potions and a love spell.
    • Averted with them both. It's not a love charm affecting them. Rather a parasite that causes the infected to feel great love for each other… before laying eggs in them and letting their babies eat their victims alive then spreading to those nearby.
  • Love Triangle: A potential one between Hekapoo, Marco, and Star.
  • Noodle Incident: A lot of stuff seems to have happened in Marco’s trial in Hekapoo’s dimension.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Janna claims that Hekapoo 'must' have lied to Marco about thinking he couldn't get her pregnant because there is no way that 'The Safe Kid' wouldn't have used protection before sleeping with his baby mama.
  • O.C. Stand-in: Seraph's design is heavily inspired by the unnamed Marcapoo daughter from a non-canon page in MoringMark’s ''Ship War AU'’ fan comic.
  • Older Than They Look: Discussed In-Universe. Moon admits to herself that she often forgets that Hekapoo is far older than her despite looking far younger.
  • Perverted Drooling: Hekapoo starts doing this when she's telling her daughter about her and Marco's first date and reaches the part about the first time they slept together. Fortunately for Serpah, her mom stopped actually telling the story after she got to the part about their first kiss and started staring off into space.
  • Playing with Fire: Both Hekapoo and Seraph seem to have that fiery talent.
  • Rapid Aging: Seraph has physically aged to her teens while living in Hekapoo’s dimension, with only it being a month's time from her own perspective.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • One of the themes of the story is Marco learning to accept both sides of his life before he went into Hekapoo’s dimension and after he came out, instead of just returning to the Status Quo like in canon.
    • Though she comes to understand Marco’s perspective regarding the whole ordeal, Jackie still breaks up with Marco when she finds out he cheated on her and got Hekapoo pregnant.
      • Star is hurt as well, considering the obvious hints across the series that she’s smitten with Marco. It even gets to the point where she’s certainly uncomfortable around Seraph when she knows that the girl means her no harm.
  • Recursive Fanfiction: Partially one of MoringMark’s Ship War AU, as Seraph is an O.C. Stand-in based off of the non-canon Marcapoo daughter from one joke panel of the comic.
  • Sink-or-Swim Fatherhood: For Marco.
  • Ship Tease: Hekapoo and Marco seem rather close despite not having any formal relationship. Flashbacks show that much to Angie’s relief her granddaughter was not born out of base lust but moments made by explicitly romantic feelings.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Marco seems to have escaped a Balrog from The Lord of the Rings.
    • Marco apparently has been to the Bog of Eternal Stench, meaning he’s visited the Labyrinth, as well as the Swamp of Sadness from The Neverending Story.
    • Kaagh from The Sarah Jane Adventures shows up during the Battle Nexus Tournament. Along with naming the Sisterhood of Plentitude introduced in Doctor Who episode New Earth.
    • Though not named Lord Hater and Peepers from Wander over Yonder show up during the Tournament with Hater competing. He loses quickly.
    • There are several quick cameos during the Battle Nexus Tournament, including Goku from Dragon Ball Z, Tifa from Final Fantasy VII, and Emiya from Fate/stay night.
    • The Journey to the West seems to inspire a number of OCs. The Monkey King inspiring Lord Wukong, Friar Sand inspiring a sandman fighter, Friar Pig inspiring Buta, the Bull King and his Wife Iron Fan inspiring Lu Shanu.
    • Seraph downloaded a song by Sev'ral Timez, with Janna mentioning that they were last reported spotted in the Oregon woods after their manager was arrested.
    • Hekapoo was inspired to create the Fusion Dance rings the gang quested for in Paris by a Gem invasion.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Marco in a very odd case.
  • Super Powerful Genetics: Considering Seraph's parentage, it's not surprising that she inherited some of Hekapoo's Playing with Fire powers. What is, however, is that she also inherited the understanding of advanced math and physics that Hekapoo uses to craft dimensional scissors. To the point that Ms. Skullnick had to send the girl's to work to scientists to get graded.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: Both Marco and Hekapoo are surprised at Hekapoo's pregnancy as neither thought it was possible for them to have a child together. Hekapoo even states that she didn't even know she was pregnant until she went to the hospital to find out why she felt 'sick,' only to find herself going into labor right when she arrived. Janna doesn’t buy Hekapoo’s story and insists she was lying about thinking Marco couldn't impregnate her, noting that a boy like him WOULD use protection. She later confronts Hekapoo about this when in a room that forces everyone to tell the truth, and it's revealed that Hekapoo was being honest.
  • Tell Me About My Father: Hekapoo spent a lot of the time she had with Seraph telling her about Marco.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. Marco ends up talking to Mr. Candle on his parent’s insistence after 16 years of adventures and suddenly becoming a father.
  • Tournament Arc: The Battle Nexus Tournament.
  • Truth Serums: During the quest in Paris, half the group ends up in a room that forces people to tell the truth when they speak, which Janna uses to confront Hekapoo about whether Seraph's conception was really an accident (it was). They can only leave when one of them says something deeply personal without being prompted.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Seraph looks a lot like her grandmother Angie.
  • Woman Child: Seraph is a unique case, as despite physically being 14 she will sometimes act much younger. This is justified as she 'is' only about a month old, and didn't seem to grow up as fast mentally as she did physically. She is often shown to act like an overexcited child. She still has dolls and responds to moments where she believes she is in trouble like a small child would.
  • Wham Line: "We decided to get married."
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Hekapoo has started to see the downsides to immortality with her daughter being mortal. Seraph's Rapid Aging in her dimension doesn't help matters.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Seraph is forced to leave her mother's dimension for good because of her Rapid Aging issues.


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