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The word "fusion" refers to the merging of two or more distinct elements into a single whole. It's a pretty universal concept, with a great many new genre and style coming about due to thinking X would taste great with Y.

Tropes involving fusion:

  • All Your Powers Combined, when one character has the powers of a whole team of people.
  • Combining Mecha, when two or more Mecha have the ability to combine with each other into a new one.
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  • Composite Character, which is when a writer combines two or more character into a single one in the process of adaptating a work.
  • Fusion Dance, which is when two or more characters fuse into a single being.
  • Fusion Fic, a type of Crossover fanfic where the characters of one or more franchises replace the established characters in yet another franchise.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot, which is when multiple cool things are combined for the sake of making something even cooler, often in logically impossible or contradictory ways.
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  • Patched Together from the Headlines, when a story is a fusion of multiple high-profile news stories.
  • X Meets Y, a way for describing a product by expressing it as the sum of two separate unrelated products.

Please do not add examples to work pages, this merely defines the term.