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Fanfic / League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Tempest Rewrite
aka: LXG Tempest Rewrite

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“I finished reading LXG Volume 6: The Tempest a few weeks ago, and I was immensely disappointed. The story was shit, the characters were flat, and the whole thing was just a real crappy way to end a saga. So, I have decided to write my own ending. With blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the blackjack! Starting with the revelation of the Antichrist's identity, I'm putting my own spin on how LXG should have ended out, and hopefully do it with the same creative storytelling spirit that the series started out with.”
— ‘Opening blurb of the author, Saberlord Oboeshoes, on why he wrote this fic

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Tempest Rewrite contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Heroism:
  • Adaptational Modesty: The Lunites are given clothes to match their source material
  • Adaptational Villainy:
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  • Amazon Brigade: Gale Allen and Her Girl Squadron; later, the Star Fems and their crew
  • Ascended Extra: Greta Mors, Dennis the Menace, Lara Croft, Dan Dare, Mysta of the Moon, and Lovecraft’s creations all have much more pivotal roles in the story
  • Black Comedy Rape: The Lunites attempt to impregnate themselves by kidnapping young Ultu men and performing oral sex on them
  • Brother–Sister Incest:
    • Jack Nemo and Greta Mors have been in an unhealthy relationship since their teens
    • Their daughters Shakti and Chanda confess their intimate feelings to each other on their last night on Earth, kiss and make love.
  • Composite Character:
  • Crossover Cosmology: Between Lovecraft, The Space Trilogy, Moorcock, and Marvel.
  • Dead Man Writing: Bond left a tape for Emma to play after killing him
  • Dead Guy Junior: Orlando impregnates Mina and Emma on their wedding night. Mina and Orlando name their son Allan after Allan Quartermain, while Emma names her daughter Samantha after her mother. All three later have many more children, who are all named after long-lost friends and lovers.
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • Mina lost her son Quincey in a miscarriage
    • Orlando underwent a sex change while pregnant, and the child from the end of her namesake novel was painfully pulled out of her body and died
  • Deconstruction: Of Lazarus Long and his pro-incest views.
    • He is in a world where people are put off by his holier-than-thou behavior. His incestuous relationship with his mother is met with disgust, and his long-winded defense of such is met with physical silencing.
    • When Lazarus mentors a teenage Jack Nemo, he accuses Jack of holding sexual feelings for his half-sister Greta, and refuses to allow Jack’s studies/work to progress until they act on those (non-existent) feelings. The end result of Jack and Greta doing so is an unhealthy, unnatural relationship.
    • The same type of relationship is shared by their daughters, but they do have genuine romantic love for each other, albeit as being able to trust only each other as a result of life as double agents.
    • In Epilogue 3, after the Star Fems and Captain Harlock settle on Arcadia, they form a simple society based on the views that Long preached. However, they seem to have come to these views naturally.
  • Dude Magnet: When Emma becomes Princess Gale Allen of Venus, several men, including Carson Napier and Dan Dare, ask her for a date.
  • Everyone Has Lots of Sex: It’s based on an Alan Moore series, so of course this happens
  • Gender Bender:
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Done by Heckapoo to save Mina from Prospero/Nyarlathotep
  • Hotter and Sexier: This story has a lot more sex than the original comic; it also ends with our heroines in much more revealing clothes
  • Irony: The Star Fems are servants of the Oyeresu, allegories for traditionalist interpretations of angels and God from the Bible, who wear stripperiffic spandex and are in an open bisexual group marriage.
  • Legacy Character:
    • All modern superheroes are this, with sidekicks taking up their mentors’ roles through the years
    • Greta Mors take up the mantle of Captain Nemo. With no way of leaving this universe, Rick Sanchez decides to become the next Ishmael.
    • After accidentally killing Mysta’s robot, Bender volunteers to fill the position.
  • Lets See You Do Better: See the quote at the top of the page
  • Libertarians IN SPACE!: After turning the deceased Ghroth into Arcadia, the Star Fems and Harlock set up an individualistic society with a minarchist government
  • Lovecraft Lite: After Prospero unleashes eldritch horrors on humanity, the world’s superheroes, wizards, witches and spies unite to fight back. According to Mina/Mysta, it will end with Harry Potter, Captain Marvel, and Santa Claus slaying Cthulhu, thus ushering in a new era for humanity
  • Master of Disguise: Emma and Orlando flawlessly pass themselves off as Belle and Bambi for their assassination plot
  • Multiverse: The existence of the world of LXG (and this fic) is explained using the The World as Myth concept from The Number of the Beast, and is also revealed to be a part of the Eternal Champion multiverse
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Turns out, Bond was faking his incompetence in Black Dossier
  • Out with a Bang: How Emma assassinates Bond
  • Polyamory:
    • After escaping Earth on the Meteor II, the incestuous Nemo-Mors girls form a foursome with Dennis Brennan and Morty Smith
    • The main story ends with a marriage between Mina/Mysta, Emma/Gale, and Orlando/Futura. In Epilogue 3, their marriage is joined by Ender Wiggin and Stormy Tempest.
    • Captain Harlock marries Samus Aran, Stella Star, Saint-Exmin, and Barbarella
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • All superheroes are connected to Hugo Danner, Hugo Hercules, or Doc Savage in some way
    • Mina is the grandmother of Harry Potter
    • Wendy Corduroy is a descendant of Paul Bunyan
    • Commando Cody is the son of James Bond and Kissy Suzuki
    • Captain Harlock is the space-faring descendant of Captain Nemo, Captain Robur, Captain Mors, four of the Seven Stars, and Morty Smith.
    • In Epilogue 1, Orlando is the mother of Roma and Lara Croft
    • In Epilogue 3, Emma/Gale and Orlando/Futura are the parents of Samus Aran, Harlock is the father of Satin Astro (who becomes her own ancestor), Mina/Mysta is to be the mother of Yoko Littner, and Lord Dominator is the artificial daughter of Tak
  • Spared by the Adaptation: At least one of the Star Fems saved Ripley and Newt from a crash landing.
  • Spiritual Antithesis: To the original comic
    • Harry Potter, spies, superheroes, and everything else Moore hates is given a much more positive treatment
    • Rather than have Emma and Orlando coerce Jason King into killing Bond, they do it themselves
    • Instead of having Cthulhu be a footnote, his awakening causes worldwide insanity
    • The protagonists don’t make it safely to Lincoln Island and escaping Earth with all their friends and associates; the island succumbs to madness and the ones who escape Earth just barely do
    • Instead of the world being taken over by Prospero’s horrors, modern-day heroes band together to save humanity
    • The main story still ends with a wedding, but between the main heroines rather than two minor characters
    • The comic’s final page (not counting the epilogues) was a piss-take on comics legend Stan Lee; this story ends with numerous space-faring pulp sci-fi characters being reinvented in a style not unlike that of comics legend Alan Moore.
  • Take That!:
    • Rather than being Moore’s mouthpiece against superheroes, Captain Universe defends them against Moore's arguments (and mocks Moore's use of the term 'fascist')
    • After killing Bond, Emma plays a tape in which he mocks the futility of her plan as well as Moore's take on spies
    • Mina's talk with Harry Potter is a rebuttal of Moore's views on the character
    • The US government gave in to the demands of John Galt just to make him stop speaking
    • The wedding from Twilight is the one massacred by the zombies from "A Little Piece of Heaven".
    • The main cast of Teen Titans Go! are part of the horrors released on the world
    • Orlando/Futura is sent to Gor, where sexual slavery is realistically portrayed as horrific
    • Ender Wiggin's repressed bisexuality is a jab at his creator's homophobia
  • Truer to the Text:
    • James Bond and Harry Potter are as heroic as they are in their sources
    • When Psylocke briefly appears, she’s how she originally was prior to her body swap with Kwannon
    • In the comic, Cthulhu fights the military forces of New Zealand like a common kaiju; here, his awakening brings worldwide insanity like his namesake mythos prophesied
  • Tuckerization: Dennis Brennan, grandson of four of the Seven Stars, is named after British comics creators Dennis M. Reader and Paddy Brennan.
  • Venus Is Wet: As per the tradition of classic pulp sci-fi
  • Wham Line:
  • World of Funny Animals: One exists in the form of the state of Calisota
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Part of the horrors unleashed by Prospero

Alternative Title(s): LXG Tempest Rewrite


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