"Youve probably heard this story before. The one, or maybe a few hundred, about someone getting transported to another world. Usually, they get some weird power, maybe a waifu or three, have a fun adventure, hopefully grow as a person, defeat the Demon King .That sort of thing.Nice, cozy, simple.Oh! Or maybe its one where the dashing/beautiful protagonist arrives in a world of Heroes and Villains! Perhaps they get to meet their favorite characters from childhood nostalgia, strike down vile foes straight off the slightly worn pages of a well-read comic book Save the day, get the girl, stand on the tall building looking out over the shining city, cape flapping majestically in the wind .Heh. I suppose that one is the closest to my story. Its got all the things one could ask for. Mighty kings, terrible tyrants, men of steel, dark knights, order facing off against chaos Justice and Doom locked in an eternal struggle for dominance as will and hope beat back against the tide of entropy and ruin
The sort of tale that every Superhero fan dreams, no matter how deep down the yearning is hidden, of taking part in.Of course one thing you must always remember is to be careful what you wish for. Because sometimes, you get what you want just not how you ever could have imagined."
For Love of Evil (not to be confused with the IncarnationsofImmortality series which inspired the name) is a DC SI story. A story where one woman falls through time and space, before being reborn as a newborn girl. It sounds all nice and standard at this point.
Except her mother is Suli, and her father is Darkseid. She has been reborn as Ash, firstborn sibling of Kalibak and child of the only woman Darkseid has ever loved. She is on Apokalips. In the time when Darkseid's mother, Heggra, rules. With days at best before Heggra will assassinate her mother.
And this is just how it starts, promising a fanfic story that will explore through time and space in the DC Universe, with friends made, foes fought, cosmic adventures abound... and worlds will burn.
So says Ash.
This fic can be found on SpaceBattles
This fanfic provides examples of:
- Adaptational Badass: Kalibak. With the support of a sister who is willing to encourage him and nudge him in the right direction, he is far more potent and powerful than he usually is portrayed.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Ash sees things through a sort of narrative vision. She sees people who are more 'important' more prominently. Those who lack this are at best devoid of colour or at worst black cutouts.
- Chewing the Scenery: While this can be expected with New Gods, the most prominent user of this trope is Mongul, son of Monglorious X, ruler of War World, Lord of the Fight-Pits, Master of the Arenas, Grand Slave-Master, and Champion of Champions. Who announces his father's titles in such a manner whenever he mentions his father, and this is just the start.
- A close second is Glorious Godfrey, of course. If he was more prominent in the story, he might have the top position.
- Steppenwolf, while not to the same level, is a close third.
- Expy: The Ch'i Empire are outright noted in and out of universe by Ash as being a DC equivalent of the Ta'u Empire.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Glorious Godfrey manages to inspire one of the Lowlies, one of the only ones not so beaten down that he CAN inspire them, to speak with him and volunteer to help. He names her after the first word she speaks to him: Goodness. As in Granny Goodness.
- Hate Sink: Heggra. Taking a figure mostly restricted to the lore and backstory of Darkseid, and blending in elements of the canon Granny Goodness and Professor Umbridge creates an utterly hateable being, even by the standards of Apokalips. When your most prominent action in the story is to kill the one woman Darkseid loved as she was 'Making him soft' and then trying to beat his daughter to death, it becomes very easy to see her as the absolute worst character in the story.
- Running Gag:
- In the thread itself, referring to Darkseid as Dadseid.
- Mongul will, without fail, insist on hammily announcing his father's titles whenever mentioning his father.
- X'hal has an uncanny knack of sneaking up on Ash and hugging her.
- Ash's mental commands and switches tend to be represented as... a duck being startled.
- Shout-Out: While there's a fair few, notable is Virmin Vundabar at one point flat out paraphrasing Stroheim while brandishing a chest mounted energy cannon.
- Training from Hell: Steppenwolf trains people this way. It's mentioned that a heavily watered down version of his training was used by the Spartans.
- Villain Protagonist: Goes somewhat without saying. Even if she is a good person, Ash is still a New God of Apokalips.