Weaver and Jinx is based on the premise of Taylor getting a friend before her first night out heroing. Together, she and Maribel become Weaver and Jinx. And set out to solve the gang problem in Brockton Bay.
Noteable for the reversal of several traditional Worm Fanfiction conventions, among which is Taylor defaulting to the voice of reason and temperance to Maribels more militant mentality.
Warning: Full story provides spoilers for Worm.
This series provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe Fic
- For Want of a Nail: Taylor gets a friend in her fellow school outcast, Maribel, who turns out to have a potent Trump power.
- Ambiguous Innocence, Obliviously Evil: Maribel is pretty thoughtless and tends towards cruel and/or risky plans in general.
- Anti-Villain: Maribel might be considered one, as the first major act she undertakes in-story is befriending Taylor, and she gets herself injured to stop Taylor's bullying, but she tends to lean towards villainous behavior.
- Blood Knight: Strangely enough, tiny, diminutive and bespeckled Maribel seems to be something of one.
- Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: Maribel seems to be a mild example, and has urged Taylor to not join the Wards or cooperate with them. Shes also fine with Taylor being a villain if she wants to be.
- Break the Cutie: Maribels backstory. Taylors everyday life.
- Can't Stop the Signal: This is why Maribel uploads the tell-all video (see Caught on Tape below) without first informing Taylor without asking for permission.
- Caught on Tape: Maribel uploads a You Tube video explaining and showing the physical and mental abuse she and Taylor were subjected to by Sophia, Emma, and Madison. The ensuing scandal resulted in Sophia and Emma being expelled and Principal Blackwell and Director Piggot being fired.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Every parahuman, as per canon.
- Hook Hand: Maribel lost a hand in her trigger event and got fitted with an artificial prosthetic.
- How Do I Shot Web?: A significant portion of the story has covered Taylor helping Maribel figuring out her power
- Inverse Law of Utility and Lethality: Averted with Taylor, whose power has many uses and can be equally lethal. Zig-zagged with Maribels power, which is only power buffing and debuffing and cant kill- but may have other aspects that have been hinted at.
- Original Flavor
- Sociopathic Hero: Jinx is this, a little bit.
- "Oh, come on! Can't you at least have your spiders chew his dick while he sleeps? He'll wake up going, 'Ahhh! My dick!' And if you use brown recluses, it'd be even funnier!"
- The Force Is Strong with This One: Maribel can analyze powers and have a generally good idea what they do.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Weaver and Jinx when Shadow Stalker compliments them after their Curb-Stomp Battle debut.