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  • Fate/stay night:
    • Fanfics in which Shirou summons a different Servant are fairly common.
    • Alternate Grail Wars, or future Grail Wars, especially with Fate/Zero’s anime adaptation. A distinctive trend is having Servants being sourced from other series.
    • There's Empty Shell Shirou being raised by people other than Kiritsugu after the fire and Archer's Mysterious Past.
    • Dimensional Traveler Zelretch being a Troll and making interdimensional shenanigans happening.
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    • There's the general "Shirou is/replaces <main character of another story>" plotline, again, due to his backstory basically being a blank cheque to be pretty much any male teenage protagonist. Notable examples include Fate/Reach Out, In Flight, and Promises of a Wandering Hero, where Shirou turns out to be Yu Narukami, Minato Sahashi, and Keitaro Urashima respectively, and thus gets dragged into their respective plotlines, with Shirou's general personality, skills and existing supporting cast causing major changes.
    • Shirou time traveling back to Medieval Britain to prevent Saber's downfall, and Time-Travel Romance have become quite popular.
    • After Fate/Apocrypha, it became popular to make alternate versions of the Great Holy Grail War with different Servants on each team, or even with Ruler summoning her own Servant as in Fate/Magnus Bellum. Even still, the general idea of a Servant Team battle is good enough fanfic fodder that Fuyuki centered fics also use it.
  • Katawa Shoujo:
    • A fair number of fics involve what happens after Hanako's bad ending, including the possibility of them getting back together and working out their issues.
    • Maybe about 25% of all Katawa Shoujo fics depict what Hisao and Hanako/Emi/Lilly/Shizune/Misha/Kenji are doing after they graduate high school, get married, and maybe start a family.
    • Fanfics detailing the lives of the other people in Hisao's homeroom class.
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Mia Lives. Mia somehow survives the bludgeoning from Redd White, manages to escape, someone comes to her rescue (sometimes doubling as Heroic Sacrifice) and the story progresses as it would other than key events being changed by her presence.
    • Fics about Phoenix's seven years as a "hobo" are pretty common, especially shippy ones where Edgeworth returns to find out what's become of his old friend.
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    • Thanks to Pearl being a canon Shipper on Deck for Phoenix and Maya, there have been fics where she locks them in a room together until they admit their feelings.
    • Phoenix tries to romance a reluctant Edgeworth, who can't deal with his "unnecessary feelings". These are so common that there was actually a Kink Meme request wanting to see the roles swapped.
    • The murderers of various cases meet up in jail. The ones most commonly involved in this kind of fic are Godot and Kristoph Gavin.
    • Narumitsu (Wright/Edgeworth) romance plots ver often involve them having dinner at Wright's house. Same with Klapollo fics ans Klavier taking Apollo out to breakfast/lunch/dinner.
    • Ghost Trick crossovers tend to involve Maya channeling Sissel and becoming a catgirl as a result. (Spoilered for Ghost Trick.)
  • Danganronpa:
    • Series-wide
      • There are a lot of fics involving "talentswaps" where the Ultimate titles are swapped between the students. (For instance, Makoto Naegi as the Ultimate Detective, or Kaede Akamatsu as the Ultimate Princess.)
      • A different character being the mastermind is a common plot. For the first game, Kiyotaka Ishimaru and Makoto Naegi are the usual suspects.
      • A popular type of fic is the Fan Sequel; brand new mutual killing games featuring 16 original Ultimates trapped at a particular location and forced to kill each other by Monokuma.
    • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc:
      • Following Danganronpa IF, a lot of fics popped up about Mukuro's adventures in the alternate timeline.
    • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony:
      • The "fake spoilers" have been subjected into this, with people starting to write and develop the story based on them.
      • It's common in non-V3 fics to see this game's cast written in as "Class 79", the class the year below Makoto's.
      • In light of later reveals, it's common to see someone other than Kaede Akamatsu executed for the first murder. This goes double if the pairing is Kaede/Shuichi.
      • It's not unheard of for post-game fics to reveal that Everybody Lives, possibly influenced by the Danganronpa 3 anime, which did the same for the cast of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry:
    • It's heavily implied that there was a world where Rena actually did blow up the school. Fans have written about it.
    • Mion is the only one of the main characters who is never shown to have killed anyone. Naturally, quite a bit of fanwork revolves around her killing people. The most common plot is her getting jealous of Rena and killing her. According to one arc, there was at least one world where Mion was jealous of Keiichi's female friends and either killed them or attempted to. It's just never depicted on-screen.
    • There's a Love Triangle between Keiichi, Rena, and Mion that never gets resolved. Fanworks either pair him with Mion, Rena, or both.
    • A lot of fanfics, fanart, and at least one MAD revolves around a Perspective Flip of the first arc from Rena's POV, as she deals with Keiichi’s Sanity Slippage.
    • Satoshi returning is extremely common in fanworks. One arc that was never adapted into the anime and manga, which was an alternative version of the final arc, actually had him coming back.
    • Thinking up new arcs and reasons for the characters to kill each other is the most common plot in the fandom.
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!:

Alternative Title(s): Visual Novel


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