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The Stanford Adventure Club is a Supernatural/Girl Genius Cross Over Fic series by San Antonio Rose. It's a Fusion Fic AU taking Girl Genius characters and ideas to give them a spin more magic.

Now composed of nine complete stories: Thicker than Water, Cry Uncle, Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, Locket and Leave It, The Standford Adventure Club, The Key that Fits a Million Locks, Need a Solution to Play, Takes to Its Wings like a Wing and And the Walls Come A-Tumblin' Down.

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  • A Boy And His Pet Lobster: Gil stole Zoing in a seafood market and basically treated him as a dog since this day, which includes walking him with a specially-made harness.
  • Abusive Parents: Lucrezia Mongfish, oh so much. She was outright eager to sell her yet-to-be-conceived child to Azazel and bespelled Agatha's locket to possess her and make the nine years-old girl her new body.
    • Aaron "Wild Bill" Sturmvoraus. He almost kills his daughter Anevka whom he brings back with a Deal with the Devil only to kill her for real while drugged to the gills. He's not really better to his son Tarvek, since he tried to groom him as his successor as a mob boss - by making try drugs, liquor and sex to a thirteen years-old boy.
    • When he learns Gil's mother is actually a powerful fae, Ardsley bleakly realizes his father is going to kill him for letting Gil gain power over him.
  • Action Girl: Zeetha, of course. It's apparently In the Blood, since her mother's title is the Warrior Queen of Indochina.
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  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Saturn Heterodyne was so besotted by Teodora Vodenicharova's photography he put a spell on her father to make him bring her back to Mekkhan. When she's delivered to him, he wipes her family's memory clean of any traces of her to ensure they won't rescue her. To his credit, he does try to make her happy by offering to pay her college education.
  • Asshole Victim: Teodora Sanders' first husband, Saturn Heterodyne. He was nice to her, but he still abducted her to force her into marriage, and that was long before he became a Nazi. No one blamed Teodora when she snapped and denunced him for supervising the Jewish ghetto's extermination in Cluj.
    • Tarvek's father Aaron. A mob boss who kills his daughter in front of his barely teenage son and is gruesomely mauled by a hellhound, to nobody's dismay.
    • Lucrezia. Her own daughter was happy to see the locket containing the last photo of her be burned.
    • The whole school cheered on Agatha when she read the riot act to the guy who was harassing and threatening her because she refused to go at the prom with him.
  • Claimed by the Supernatural: When a mundane marries a supernatural creature (or a Half-Human Hybrid), their ring finger is inked with a specific mark - a trilobite for the Heterodyne bloodline or wings for a fae.
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  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Agatha's uncle Barry knew something was stirring within him, and he feared it would lead him to hurt his niece so he entrusted her to the Clays.
  • Deal with the Devil: Lucrezia is strongly implied as responsible for Teodora's death in exchange for Dynamis' favor. She also was ready to give her unborn child to Azazel.
    • After accidentally killing his daughter Anevka in a drunken rage, Aaron Sturmvoraus brings her back by going to a crossroads. However, the stipulation was that he would never touch Anevka again: when he shot her eight years later, he's mauled by a hellhound.
  • Divine Date: Dynamis - the goddess residing in Mekkhan's spring - comes back to marry a descendant of her when the bloodline grows weak.
    • Klaus' marriage to Zantabraxus technically counts as this, even if she's more The Fair Folk. He was unaware of her unearthly nature and thought she was an ordinary Hmong woman seeking an American husband.
  • The Fair Folk: Zantabraxus was a Hmong variant on this. Her idea of thanking Klaus for protecting her country is making him her consort - not that he complained very much about it.
    • Ardsley mentions that Gil has power over him because they exchanged gifts and helped each other, meaning Ardsley is indebted to a powerful half-fae. The mere idea horrifies Gil.
  • Faith–Heel Turn: Vanamonde would rather serve the Christian god than Dynamis, even more after realizing his coming back to Mekkhan would endanger Agatha and Gil.
  • Fantastic Racism: Gil isn't very keen on revealing his parentage to Dean since his friend is a hunter. However, Dean reassures him he won't hold the fact Gil is half-fae against him because he never hurt anyone.
    • The English Men of Letters are so bad they don't hesitate to kill any human linked to the supernatural - even when this human is one of them. Ardsley mentions his father wanted for him to kill Gil in his initiation passage, no matter if Gil wasn't malicious.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The Heterodyne bloodline. Their patron goddess repeatedly marries back into the family to ensure her descendants will stay strong. Due to this, Agatha is called a demigoddess in spite of being only Dynamis' great-granddaughter.
    • Gil Wulfenbach and his fraternal twin sister Zeetha. Their father is the very human Klaus Wulfenbach and their mother the Warrior Queen of Indochina, belonging to The Fair Folk.
  • Happily Adopted: Bill and Barry, after their mother Teodora's remarriage with Peter Saunders. They never learnt their biological father was the Nazi offspring of a battle goddess.
    • Agatha. When the locket containing her birth parents' portrait is burned, Missouri reassures her it doesn't matter because she already has wonderful parents.
    • After escaping their criminal family, Tarvek and his cousin Violetta happily settle with Pastor Jim.
  • Human Sacrifice: Dynamis is still a powerful goddess because her worshippers still offer her these. Vanamonde claims they limited the offerings to once a year, and only criminals.
  • Interspecies Romance: All over the place!
    • Saturn Heterodyne - a demigod by his mother Dynamis - marries Teodora Vodenicharova, a perfectly ordinary woman. Their granddaughter Agather later becomes the wife of the half-fae Gil Wulfenbach.
    • Klaus Wulfenbach enjoyed a short-lived yet blissful affair with Zantabraxus, later identified as a Hmong fae.
    • Dean ends up becoming husband to Zeetha - Klaus and Zantabraxus' daughter.
  • Jerkass Gods: Dynamis still demands tribute - which is Human Sacrifice - from her followers, and her retribution is bloody and terrifying enough for striking terror in people wanting to defy her.
  • Lima Syndrome: Saturn may have forced Teodora to marry him and ruined any chances for her to come home, he was genuinely anxious to ensure her happiness. When reminiscing about him, she never calls him a bad husband, so their married life doesn't seem to have been so awful.
  • Mafia Princess: Gender inverted with Tarvek. His father was a mob boss who married the daughter of a Russian gangster, and tried to push him to take care of the "family business" after his death. Tarvek instead tried to sue for emancipation and immediately flees with his cousin Violetta when Aaron Sturmvorauk dies and hunters promise they can get the kids in safety.
  • A Match Made in Stockholm: Teodora Vodenicharova and Saturn Heterodyne. Their twenty-years long marriage seems to have been reasonably happy, even if he forced her to abandon everything and everyone to become his wife.
    • Klaus and Zantabraxus have shades of that, since she basically made Klaus disappear from the Army's radar to take him for consort. Klaus really didn't mind very much.
  • The Mole: Vanamonde van Mekkhan was sent in a American college to collect fresh ideas which would benefit their cult. He started to enjoy America so much he decides to pull a Faith–Heel Turn.
    • Ardsley Wooster for the English Men of Letter. Also a sympathetic example as he's much less of a fanatic than the Old Men.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Adam and Judy Clay for Agatha.
  • Mundane Utility: Dean uses his merge with Zeetha as a quick and cheap disguise to crash parties.
  • Not Good with Rejection: When Cody Senear asks Agatha if she wants to go at the prom with him, she declines because Gil already invited her. Cody still insists, escalating to constantly calling her phone to threaten her and almost assaulting her in a school corridor.
  • One Degree of Separation: Ooh boy...
  • Parental Abandonment: Bill and Lucrezia killed each other shortly after Agatha's birth, leaving her in her uncle's care who decides to give her to Adam and Judy Clay.
  • Parental Incest: Downplayed with Dynamis who remarries into the Heterodyne bloodline when their strenght starts to wane. She even points she's positively restrained compared to Zeus who takes his own daughters for his lovers.
  • Pet the Dog: Even after being forced to marry him and see him become a collaborator all too eager to destroy fellow human beings, Teodora concedes Saturn genuinely wanted for her to be happy, and he seems to have been nothing but a devoted husband for his German spouse.
  • Secret Keeper: Just before her death, Teodora revealed her life story to a young Judy Wright - later Judy Clay, who never said anything since Teodora didn't want her sons to learn their true origins but thought her grandchildren may need the info.
  • Separated at Birth: Gil and Zeetha. When their parents had to flee the Vietnam, they decided to split to increase the chance of someone successfully escaping and each parent kept the same-sex twin. They meet again only when they are grown-up.
  • Sex Magic: Gil and Agatha finally deciding to tie the knot has rather spectacular consequences on the weather patterns and flora in North America. When a demigoddess and a half-fae pop their cherries in a cave full of ley lines by doing the deed in every classical element the day of the vernal equinox, you can expect some serious sparks.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: When Agatha and Gil do the thing, it's described as them finding themselves horizontal and married.
  • Spanner in the Works: The demons weren't very happy with the Winchesters' support net - since the vessels are less likely to be compliant and more efficient in finding a way to foil the Apocalypse before its start. Alas for them, any attempt to drive a wedge between the Winchesters and their long-lasting friends fails.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Perk of being a Half-Human Hybrid, Gil can mentally chat with his pet lobster Zoing. His father brushed it off as childish fancy until he learnt supernatural was real.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Klaus and Zantabraxus were very happy together for some ten years until the war forced them to split, and Klaus never saw his wife again.
  • Stop Worshipping Me: Vanamonde's reaction when he sees Gil's marriage tatoo - a trilobite meaning he became consort to a Heterodyne - is dropping to his knees and calling his friend "my lord". Gil threatens to put a curse on his coffee if he starts to act differently towards Gil himself or Agatha.
  • They Do: Agatha and Gil meets when they are preteens and make things official after graduating from high school.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Saturn Heterodyne fell with the bad crowd when he started to hang with the Thule Society. His wife rats him out to the Americans when he volunteers for supervising a Jewish ghetto's "cleaning". Even in modern day, the Heterodynes seems to sympathize with the Party, as their latest scion is named Adolf Josef Heinrich.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Klaus dismissed his wife's green hair as a genetic quirk. The more Genre Savvy John Winchester immediately realizes the wife was more than meets the eye.
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