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"Howdy, little fella! The folks call me Wander, and I really like your house! Nice to meet ya!"

Wander over Foster's AU One-Shot by Soniana252 (also available on its Archive of Our Own page here) is a crossover fanfic between Wander over Yonder and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. It revolves around Wander turning up at Foster's while he's stuck on Earth.

One day, Coco brings an injured and unconscious Wander back home to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. He had appeared in the backyard and, due to his inhuman looks, it was assumed that he was an abandoned Imaginary Friend. Bloo soon becomes jealous of Wander's charismatic nature and devises a plan to make himself the center of attention again.

While investigating Wander, Bloo makes an amazing discovery: Wander is an alien! Too bad no one believes Bloo.

Wander over Foster's AU One-Shot provides examples of:

  • Aliens Speaking English: Despite having never been on Earth before, Wander has no problem communicating with the humans and imaginary friends.
  • Birds of a Feather: Wander and Wilt's similarly polite natures make them easy friends.
  • Break the Cutie: Downplayed with Wander. Being away from Sylvia takes a toll on the usually jovial fellow, but he doesn't completely break from sorrow. He instead becomes friends with others at Foster's.
  • Cassandra Truth: No one believes Bloo when he says that Wander is an alien. Unlike his other conspiracy theories, this one is true.
  • Commonality Connection: During their talk on the roof, Wander admits that he's separated from Sylvia (who, while not his creator like Mac to Bloo, is still his best friend). Bloo, while saying nothing out loud, sympathizes with Wander, as the alien's story reminds him of how he felt when he first came to Foster's.
  • Crossover: Between the two cartoons Wander over Yonder and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
  • Jerkass: Bloo, like canon, is this. It's especially noticeable when he's around nicer characters like Mac (who can get his imaginary friend to curb his attitude) or Wander (who's possibly one of the nicest characters in animation).
  • Loved by All: Wander is loved around the house for his personality and because he is always lending a hand.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: This is Wander's reply to Frankie's concern over him. He has enough injuries to be covered in bandages, but he says it's "just a scratch".
  • Mama Bear: Coco apparently feels this for Wander; she was the one who found him injured just outside the house, and is the one who took him in. Bloo later laughs at how she basically treats Wander like an adorable puppy.
  • Mistaken for Aliens: Inverted. Wander is an alien, but no one but Bloo believes him. They just think he's an abandoned imaginary friend who thinks he a alien.
  • Mistaken for Spies: Bloo initially theorizes that Wander is a spy for alien invaders. The part about Wander being an alien is the only accurate part of the theory.
  • Mysterious Past: Invoked. At Foster's, imaginary friend's pasts aren't often dwelled on. It's considered rude to question someone on why they're at Foster's.
  • Oh, My Gods!: Wander uses the term "Oh my grop".
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Bloo's "investor disguise" consists of his typical enormous coat and sunglasses.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Bloo is disgusted by Wander's vegetarian pizza with fruit as a topping.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: The text notes that Bloo is looking for a room that isn't too dark at night, but not because he's afraid of the dark.
  • Trapped in Another World: While going to other worlds is nothing new for Wander, he's on Earth with no way to contact Sylvia and it's implied that his hat won't give him any Orrble juice, meaning that he's stuck there until further notice.