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Fanfic / Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way vs. Canon

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Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way vs. Canon is a Harry Potter fanfiction by Cookie VanDeKamp. The story begins on a normal day for Ron, Hermione, and Harry. And then... a certain Mary Sue shows up. After a few chapters of watching Ebony torment the students of Hogwarts, the Trio, Ginny, Luna, and Draco make it their business to get rid of her, once and for all.

The sequel, Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette de Mont vs. Canon shakes up the formula a bit. A new Mary Sue arrives, but this one is of the Incorruptible Pure Pureness variety. Once again, the Hogwarts students decide to get rid of her, but it turns out the MSEA (Mary Sue Extermination Association) had the same idea. The two groups join forces. Partway through this story, the series was titled The MSEA Files.


The third entry, The MSEA Reloaded, is no longer available.

Prior to the posting of Reloaded, the author also launched a Tumblr blog for the MSEA Files where she posted Useless MSEA Facts, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The account was deleted.

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  • Affably Evil: If you look over the fact that she helped unleash Ebony, Jenny isn't such a bad girl to be around.
  • Alliterative Name: Aphrodite Adams
  • And I Must Scream: Trapping a Sue forever in a universe that doesn't exist.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Charlie's long, long, long list of charges include her throwing a guy's computer out the window ("It had badly written Johnlock on it!"), having a threesome with fictional characters, getting banned from Rio (twice), among others... and it ends with "pirating music."
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  • Artifact Title: The second story stops focusing on Sapphire messing with canon the second the MSEA is introduced.
  • Awesome McCool Name: Appears to be a requirement to work for the MSEA. But, above all, October Harper Maynard.
  • Big Bad: Tara Gilesbe for the first one, with Jenny as The Dragon.
    • There appears to be a new Big Bad for the second one, though we don't know who it is yet. Missy appears to be a spy for her.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Draco delivered this with style.
    Draco: Vous êtes un psychopathe. Je ne suis pas ton copain. Laissez-moi. S'il vous plaît. Translation: You're a psychopath. I'm not your boyfriend. Leave me alone. Please.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The second one ends with Sapphire defeated and the Potter characters returned safely home, but with Missy, Jenny, Tara, and the Anonymous still on the loose, and the MSEA questioning their own morality.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: "A lot of people got injured... I lost one of my guns... Aphrodite nearly broke her toe... I had to make another deal with Satan..."
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Charlie's not a villain, or even overtly cruel, just a tad... over-enthusiastic. When Missy is reading out her charges, Charlie says that she doesn't remember doing half the things on the list. (Of course, it was a really long list...)
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Hoo, boy. Ebony vs. Canon is completely wacky humor, Sapphire vs. Canon starts out this way but turns into a Dramedy halfway through, and now Reloaded is a Dramedy that's very heavy on the "drama" side, with only a few jokes to keep it from being a straight up drama.
  • Cluster SOB Bomb: October in chapter 6. In fact, for half the chapter, "son of a bitch" is all she says.
    • She also says "shit!" a total of eight times in a row when she realizes she and her team aren't alone in the Room of Requirement.
  • Cute Witch: Aphrodite, who is very good at magic and spells. She's not quite old enough to be a Hot Witch yet.
  • Darker and Edgier: MSEA Reloaded retains the humorous nature, but also deals with an emotionally abusive mother, the MSEA falling apart at the seams, and the possibility of a freaking civil war.
  • Deal with the Devil: Charlie's made these more than once.
  • Demoted to Extra: The canon Harry Potter characters become this in the sequel, despite being initially established as the protagonists in Chapter 1. Even though they tag along with the MSEA, they still barely say anything and do nothing for the story.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In universe example. The first thing Victoria ever sees Charlie do in Reloaded is crash her motorcylce into a car and not seeming to notice or care.
  • Eye Colour Change: As said in the second chapter of Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette de Mont vs Canon: Sapphire's eyes somehow change color every day:
    Ginny: "Morning, Sapph—weren't your eyes blue yesterday?"
    Sapphire: "They change color every day."
  • For the Evulz: Jenny admits to having helped write My Immortal just for shits and giggles. Tara, on the other hand, is just that stupid.
  • Gilligan Cut: About the Harry Potter characters helping the MSEA:
    Ginny: I bet I can convince you.
    October: The answer is no, and that's final.
    Ginny: (clears throat)
    (next section)
    Aphrodite: (sitting with the HP characters in the MSEA lounge) How does she do that?
    • And in the third story, when October is trying to convince Monday that her team is full of good workers, it cuts to Aphrodite and Charlie having a drinking contest.
  • Girl Friday: Gigi, whose main roles in the MSEA are to transport other exterminators, track Sues, and keep an eye on Missy.
  • Graceful Loser: After they are defeated, Jenny and Tara don't do much of anything besides say, "Not cool!" and then seem to leave it at that.
  • Guns Akimbo: Charlie holds a pistol in each hand during her first encounter with Sapphire.

Alternative Title(s): Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette De Mont Vs Canon