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Stranded is a Danny Phantom Series Fic written by Flower princess11.

The series starts with the original story, Stranded. In which Danny and Star, both who openly dislike one another, end up stranded on an island with a ghostly monster. Their decision to work together to survive would be the start of their feelings towards each other changing.

The story is continued in Trapped, where Star is obsessed with learning about Danny and his secret.

The third story is called Lost, where Danny and Star get lost in the Ghost Zone together.

The fourth story arc is called Stuck, where it focuses on Sam and Star's rivalry.

The fifth story arc is called Found, where Star meets Danielle while house-sitting for Danny.

The sixth story arc is called Forgotten, where Danny forgets he's Star's boyfriend and Danny Phantom. "Forgotten" now has a midquel called "Remembered".

The seventh story arc is called Sick, where a sickness may prevent Star from joining Danny's birthday celebration.

The eighth story arc is called Cursed, where Danny and Star try to enjoy their first Valentine's Day but a ghost curses them.

The ninth story arc is called Unprepared, which focuses on Star discovering that her father has a new girlfriend.

The tenth story arc is called Split, where an old invention of the Fentons splits Danny into two. Takes place between "Cursed" and "Unprepared".

The 11th story is called Mistaken, where a ghost mistakenly believes Star to be the reincarnation of his old crush. Takes place one week after "Unprepared".

The 12th story is called Dreamt, where Nocturn is back and Star must save the day. Takes place between "Unprepared" and "Mistaken".

The 13th story is called Dressed, where Star and Colette enter a pageant.

The 14th story is called Visited, where Danny and Star tell Dani about the time they were visited by relatives. Takes place 3 weeks after "Dressed".

The 15th story is called Envied, where Danny attracts a new admirer. Takes place between "Dressed" and "Visited".

The 16th story is called Staged, where Danny and Star get lead roles in a school play. Takes place after "Visited".

The 17th story is called Costumed, takes place during Halloween, and its first chapter was posted right after "Staged"'s first chapter was.

The 18th is called Snowed, which is set during Christmas.

The 19th story is called "Empowered", which shows Misty making another attempt to take Danny from Star, and the 20th one (first chapter posted in the same day) is called "Traveled" and shows Star and her father going to New York to celebrate her grandfather's birthday. It takes place about 3 weeks after "Staged".

The 21st story is called "Entranced", which shows Vlad's punishment for his crimes in "Traveled".

The 22nd story is called "Bewitched" and takes place 2 weeks after "Traveled".

The 23rd story is called "Barked" and features Cujo meeting the Beviers' dog and takes place between "Traveled" and "Bewitched".

The 24th story is called "Blackmailed", featuring Colette finding out Danny's secret and blackmailing him.

Outside of these is a series of short side stories by NeoMark.The first is Sunk (following "Lost", in which Danny and Star go to the water park on a date), Swapped (where Star gets Danny's powers), Bonding (set after "Found" but has flashbacks from before it involving a dinner party), Protected (where Star is asked to babysit Pierre), Drawn (where characters from the Danny Phantom comic turn real), Boxed (where Danny's forced into a boxing tournament for ghosts), Faked (where Star's housekeeper hires a phony ghost hunter and takes place after "Envied"), and Broke, where Dani overspends her allowance.

Luiz 4200 has also created a side story called "Golden", which is about Sam's parents finding out that Ida is a Golden Guild member. It takes place some time after "Traveled".

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  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Star was a Recurring Extra from the series who was among those to think less of Danny for who his parents were. As the lead female of the stories, she's given much more time to develop into a nicer and more considerate person.
  • Adaptational Sympathy: During the series, Star was shown to be a rather unpleasant popular girl, just like Paulina. Tucker and Sam describe her as a "satellite", being "a marginally attractive girl who always orbits around the popular girl." Star was portrayed as a very spoiled and bossy Beta Bitch, having ONLY been willing to date Tucker because Danny had been dating Paulina at the time and she didn't have anyone else to hang out with. However, even when they dated, Star was very demanding, controlling, and mean to Tucker, treating him more like a servant than a boyfriend, to the point where Tucker was HAPPY that she dumped him for Kwan in the end.
    • She did show some sympathetic traits by choosing to date Kwan (even though he was unpopular at the time) and also telling Tucker that she hoped they could still be friends. However, Star was being as condescending as possible towards Tucker, making it clear that even if they can't be as cool as Danny and Paulina, she and Kwan still consider themselves cooler than him and Sam.
    • Later in the series, it was revealed that Star is still friends with Valerie, despite her being kicked out of the A-Listers. It's also hinted that their friendship may be more genuine than the one she has with Paulina since, while Star doesn't hesitate to be vocal about her dislike of Danny, she didn't do anything to interfere with his and Valerie's relationship.
      • Despite these sympathetic moments, Star remained rude and bratty, not hesitating to mock Danny and his friends and and call him a "freak" when he's within earshot.
    • In the Stranded series, Star is more sympathetic and given Character Development. It's revealed here that most of her negative traits stem from a difficult home life: Star's mother ran off with another man and left her, her father was VERY busy with work, and she was dealing with an abusive, bullying step-sister, etc. These negative traits worsened due to being partly affected by the A-lister's toxic influence; Star originally joined them out of loneliness and depression caused by her parents' divorce, as well as wanting to compete with Colette's popularity. It is later revealed that she mainly followed the A-listers due to fearing them, peer pressure, and more or less brainwashed herself into believing that they are in the right with their actions. It isn't until her experience on Specter Island with Danny that she breaks out of this mindset and begins questioning her life choices and the reality of the A-listers. Upon realizing that her past actions were shallow and unjustifiable, as well as that Dash and Paulina aren't real friends and she can't trust them, Star finally abandoned the A-listers clique and becomes much more cheerful, compassionate, and selfless, thanks to developing a healthier relationship with Danny.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents:
    • Jack and Maddie, as usual.
    • Star's mother Stella certainly counts; Star is mortified by her mother's snobby comments and pretending to be a French person.
  • Amicable Exes: Downplayed between Star's parents in "Lost". While her dad admits that they didn't end their relationship on the best of terms, he is aware that his ex-wife still loves their daughter and encourages Star to spend time with her whenever Stella is in town. Subverted later on when Star disappears under her mother's watch and Johnathan sees how Stella was unwilling to admit her fault, prompting him to decide to terminate her visitation rights as a result of her selfish, irresponsible actions. While he agrees to give Stella another chance at Star's request after she sincerely apologizes, they mostly remain on frosty terms. It's finally Played Straight in "Bonding", where after spending much of the story at odds with each other, Johnathan and Stella finally make amends after they both try to protect Star during a ghost attack. From then on, they are much more civil, if not friendly, with each other and while there's still arguments and moments of awkwardness between them, it's nowhere near as hostile.
  • An Aesop: An ongoing one throughout the whole series. Changing and growing into a better person is not a simple or easy task but if you put in the work and really try to make amends for your past failings, then you will find better days ahead.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Seems to be happening between Danny and Star, mostly on her part.
  • Betty and Veronica: Sam is the Betty (a childhood friend) while Star becomes the Veronica (a former Beta Bitch who mellows out) to Danny's Archie.
  • Broken Pedestal: Throughout the first two stories, Stranded and Trapped, Star starts to lose respect for her popular "friends". By the end of the second story, she breaks free of the A-Listers' control and unfriends her clique in favor of befriending Danny and Valerie.
    • In Stranded, Star becomes impressed with how Danny helps her survive and admits to herself that if any of the A-listers, particularly Dash or Kwan, were with her, she knows that they wouldn't have made it this long since neither of them are very smart and would have wasted time freaking out and whining than do anything constructive for their survival.
    • Also, when Danny asks Star why she dislikes him so much, she admits that it was because Dash and Paulina don't like him and his friends, which she realizes is a rather shallow and unfair reason. Star tries to justify these actions by saying that the A-listers bring order to the school and while Dash and Paulina are hard to deal with, it's one of the prices to pay for popularity. Danny points out that the so-called "order" is just a bunch of dumb rules made up by snobs who think that they're better than everyone else and the A-Listers are not real friends.
    • During an argument in the caves, Star points out that not so long ago, Danny tried to be popular and also brings up the flaws of his friends, which are actually partially true. Danny acknowledges this, but also points out that he has learned popularity is not worth it compared to being yourself and having real friends, and while Sam and Tucker aren't perfect, at least they are good people whom he can trust with his life. Star realizes she can't say that she can trust her friends or their good points.
    • In Trapped, Star grows uneasy with how her friends mistreat other people and eventually realizes that she does not want to be in the A-Listers anymore, but is too afraid to leave. In another adventure with Danny, he is quick to point out that popularity does not last forever and soon, they will leave high school, so why waste time being with people you dislike when you can have real friends and be yourself? Afterwards, Star realizes he is right and that she likes him. After seeing how her friends did not care about her when she was in danger, she gets Mr. Lancer and the other teachers to start punishing the A-Listers, publicly sits with Danny and Valerie, ends her friendship with Paulina and publicly quits the A-Listers.
  • Central Theme:
    • Growing as a person and turning away from the flaws and vices that were ruining your life.
    • Everyone has Hidden Depths, no matter how they are perceived.
  • Character Development: One of the main focuses in the series is Star's own growth and development, from being a selfish, shallow, 2-dimensional popular girl into a kinder, braver and overall better person.
  • Daddy's Girl: Star lives with her father and is closer to him than she is to her mother.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Star was at first as rude and dismissive as possible towards Danny, however their experience on the island, where they were force to work together, causes them to bond and makes her realize that she was mean to him for shallow reasons. She eventually becomes friends with and begins to develop feelings for him soon after.
  • Dysfunctional Family: The Strong-Bevier family isn't exactly a happy family.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: More jerks than evil, but Star cannot understand why Danny would care about her safety when all she has done is be mean to him and was genuinely shocked when he asks her to keep his skills a secret, thus giving up a chance to be popular. By Trapped, she is slowly outgrowing this.
  • Family Theme Naming: Star's real name is Estelle, while her mother is named Stella. Both names mean "Star".
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Danny and Star originally didn't get along with each other and often clashed, especially in the 1st story. But after their experiences together on Specter Island, they grow closer and eventually have a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Foil: Mother and daughter Stella Bevier and Star Strong are this to each other. Both of them were spoiled upper-class girls that fell in love with middle-class nice guys. Both of them used to be kinder when they were younger, before corrupting influences caused them to become meaner. But the two of them took different paths in life. When Stella married Johnathan Strong, she was genuinely in love with him and a good mother to their daughter Star. However, different values and upbringings eventually caused them to drift apart over the years—Stella was raised to believe that her opinion mattered more than what the "commoners" believed, and while she did love Johnathan, she never grew or matured as a person because his influence did not change her for the better. This resulted in Stella growing more selfish and thoughtless over the years, to the point where she ended their marriage after running away with an upperclass Frenchman, and she neglected Star in favor of her new family, merely spoiling Star instead. Star used to be a happy, nice girl as a child. However, her parents' divorce and her mother's corrupting influence and actions caused Star to become insecure enough to befriend toxic friends and become the Beta Bitch that we saw in cannon. But getting stranded on an island with Danny Fenton, someone she used to mock and look down on, made her look at her life and change for the better. Their experience on the island, where they were forced to work together, causes them to bond and makes Star realize that she was mean to him for shallow reasons. She eventually becomes friends with Danny and begins to develop feelings for him soon after. Danny's influence causes Star to eventually reject the toxic influence of her mother and A-Lister friends, as she found the courage to be true to herself.
  • Forgiveness: As part of their falling for each other, Danny forgives Star for her past actions when she strives to be a better person.
  • Freudian Excuse: Star's parents are divorced and her mother lives with another man, while her father is a high-paying lawyer that, because of his career, does not spend a lot of time with her. It's mildly implied that Star's original bitterness was partially due to her familial situation.
  • Hate Sink: Colette Bevier, Star's snooty stepsister, embodies all of the worst aspects of spoiled brats, such as being shallow, petty, manipulative and selfish. The fact that Paulina follows a rule on the A-Listers to never date a friend's ex until enough time has passed only demonstrates how much worse Colette is, given that she has stolen and flirted with Star's boyfriends before and continues to pester Danny despite his rejection.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Trapped and Lost reveal that Jazz is unaware about Danielle. Danny is afraid to tell her as he's not sure how she'd react. He had to ask Star to promise to not tell her when she found out about his powers. He finally tells Jazz in Found with Star and Danielle's persuasion.
  • Love Interest vs. Lust Interest: Colette is the Lust Interest to her stepsister Star's Love Interest; Colette would often steal Star's boyfriends for the sake of one-upping her stepsister and dump them when she gets bored. When she sees that Star's new boyfriend Danny is loyal, Colette becomes obsessed with trying to steal him away, not because she's genuinely interested in him, but because she enjoys the challenge of seducing a guy who resists her. Meanwhile, Star is serious about her relationship with Danny, unlike Colette who only views relationships as a game. In addition, while Danny is unpopular, Star is okay with that, as she chose to be with Danny for his kind-hearted personality rather than his status. In contrast, Colette desires to shape Danny into someone popular after she steals him, showing that she cares more about status than love.
  • Misery Builds Character: Star's experiences on the Island and forcing her to depend on Danny made her realize the faults in herself, causing her to strive to be a better person.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Star didn't have her last name confirmed in the series. Since her second voice actress was Tara Strong, this was the name chosen.
  • Never My Fault: Colette has this attitude as she seems to have a habit of blaming Star for every misfortune that befalls her, never taking in account her own actions.
  • Oblivious to Love: Danny is clueless to how Star is clearly falling for him, even after she kissed him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It turns out that "Star" is just a nickname. Her full name is Estelle Joy Strong. Danny likes her real name more.
  • Parental Neglect:
    • Downplayed and Subverted. Star's father is unfortunately too busy with his career as a high-paying lawyer to spend much time with her. However, he still loves his daughter very much and when he feels that Star really needs him, he puts his career on hold to be there for her and make sure that she is okay.
    • Star's mother spoils but has neglected her ever since moving to France with her second husband and stepdaughter. During her visits, she doesn't make any real time for Star and even focuses more on her new family. Thankfully subverted after Star and Danny disappear, as her mother is genuinely worried and comes to realize her faults. She moves back to Amity Park and works to be a more attentive parent to Star.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Star develops a growing attraction to Danny, since he's a Nice Guy who shows appreciation and respect for the real her and doesn't have any issues with her talents that her so-called friends dismiss.
  • Stalking Is Funny if It Is Female After Male:
    • Averted. Collette's obsession with Danny is not portrayed as remotely cute. It is seen as one more symptom of her entitled attitude.
    • Played Straight with Danny's aunt Alicia, who develops a crush on Vlad of all people and acts very obsessive and invasive around him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Star's stay on the Island forced her to toughen up, and by the time of "Trapped", she has become brave enough to take on ghosts to save Danny.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Star Strong goes from a selfish, shallow, spoiled brat who bullies those that are below her, to a kind and caring girl willing to defend those she once looked down on.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: The earlier stories make it clear that Star always had a good heart deep down but falling in with the A-Listers ultimately led to her embracing self-serving values and becoming the Beta Bitch she was in canon. Cutting ties with them and forming a bond with Danny is ultimately what leads to her Character Development and returning to the sweet girl she once was.

  • Alliterative Name: Star Strong.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Star questions why Danny wouldn't believe the island has a monster considering all of the ghosts that attack Amity Park.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Danny to Star about the A-Listers. He basically asks her if she can think of one positive thing about them that didn't involve looks, money or status or if she can truly trust them. Star can't answer him either time.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: Danny acknowledges when Star brings up Sam and Tucker's faults, but he points out that despite their faults, they are good people who he can trust with his life. When Danny asks if he can say the same for her friends and is willing to even take back the things he said, Star can't answer.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: Star wakes up in the cave to notice Danny sleeping. Although it's not so much him sleeping that caught her attention as it does the fact that he's shirtless.
  • Beta Bitch: Star begins the story being almost as vain and mean as Paulina.
  • Bitch Slap: Sam delivers one of these to Dash, angry at how uncaring the jock is over the fact that Danny's life is in danger.
  • Break the Haughty: Star's experience on the Island breaks down her arrogance and she is forced to relay on Danny, someone she look downs on, in order to survive. She grows from this experience.
  • Broken Pedestal: It’s implied that Star is losing respect for the A-Listers group and her "friends".
  • Brought Down to Normal: Danny loses his powers after getting in contact with an anti-ghost elemental called Spectral Algae. This forces him to use his wits and experience.
  • Butt-Monkey: Star. It doesn't take long for her get on the receiving end of some slapstick while trapped on the island, due to not knowing how to survive.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Spectral Algae is a moss that possesses anti-ghost properties, which leaves Danny without his powers during the course of this story. He would later use it to fight off the ghost that is attacking him and Star.
  • Deserted Island: The first story is about Danny and Star being stuck on one such island, though it does have one rather dangerous inhabitant.
  • Determinator: Danny, with or without powers, is determined to keep himself and Star alive while they are trapped on the island, relying only on his wits and the island's resources to survive.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Surviving the elements and a monster causes the two teens who despise each other to bond.
  • Hate Sink: Dash, Paulina, and Kwan are this throughout both stories, showing their worse traits by being cruel and uncaring, making the readers hate them.
  • Hidden Depths: Danny is shown to have some good survival skills which come in handy during their time on the island.
  • I Owe You My Life: Star thanks Danny for saving her life and feels indebted to him.
  • Jerkass: The A-listers as usual are dismissive towards anyone not one of them, Star being one of them.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Star is quick to point out that not so long ago, Danny had tried to be popular. She also mentions fair points about his friends' flaws and lesser traits that even Danny admits are true.
  • Jerkass Realization:
    • Star realizes how needlessly rude and dismissive of Danny she's being after he helps her several times without asking for anything.
    • Also, when Danny asks Star why they don't get along in school, she realizes that aside from the Happy Princess Beauty Pageant incident last semester, he never did anything to her personally. She feels guilty when she realizes that she only mistreated him because Dash and Paulina disliked him and his friends, which are shallow reasons.
  • Kick the Dog: Dash and his friends mock Danny just after he has just been rescued, even after Star put in a good word for him.
  • Lack of Empathy: It appears that Dash, Kwan, and Paulina are completely unfazed about what happened to Danny and Star, caring more about how the search was for them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Star starts out being as mean and rude as possible towards Danny when they were paired together for their assignment, and it's not long until a storm hits their ship and they get stranded on the island together.
  • Missing Mom: Star's parents are divorced. Her mother is currently with another man that Star despises.
  • Nice Guy: While his patience with her gets tested, Danny does his best to look out for Star when they're forced to work together. Eventually, this makes Star lose interest in being rude to him.
  • Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: Star. It's implied that she is uncomfortable with some of the things that the A-Listers do, such as kicking Valerie out, and that she might not be as mean as she projects herself at school.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: The monster on the island isn't the cause of their being stranded, nor does it directly interact with Danny and Star in their attempts at survival. As Danny puts it, it's a wild animal.
  • Ship Tease: Star will unintentionally blush or smile whenever she and Danny bond, complete with kissing him on the cheek as thanks.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Danny and Star are assigned as partners for the class assignment. Neither are happy with this, and are less happy about being forced to work together on the island when they're stranded.