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A genre of Fanfiction in which we find our plucky young heroes fighting in a large military conflict, whether they want to or not. These fics almost always involve the main characters joining the military in some way, and almost always involve a focus on the weapons, tactics, and politics involved in war and how the characters react to them — as opposed to the characters themselves. Of course, this is helped a long quite a bit if said characters are already in the military. This comes up a lot in series involving immortals (where this often expands on said immortal character's Backstory) and/or Time Travel combined with Historical Fics.

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Examples

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     Anime and Manga 
  • "Ranma Goes to War" and its first (but not second) sequel, in which Ranma, Ryouga, and Kuno get drafted into a conflict against North Korea.
  • Given what subject manner the canon content was original inspired by, it probably isn't too surprising that Hetalia: Axis Powers has many fics of this nature, running the gambit of world history.
  • The Poké Wars series is, as the name indicates, a set of war stories set in the Pokémon universe. It's not about war between humans, but between a faction of Pokemon that decided that humans have to be eradicated no matter what, and the humans and Pokémon allied to them. The initial stories are more of a survival action genre, while the Expanded Universe details a proper war effort where both factions are truly established.
  • The Brothers In Arms, the School Rumble gang goes to Korea! And it has a sequel.
  • Zero 2: A Revision is somewhat a Digimon 02 war fic, there things goes much more bloodier than the actual series. It gives us questions of what would happen if the Digital Emperor was more sociopathic and had nuclear weapons, if Demon attacked the Real World with a real invasion army, if Devimon returned from the dead and digivolved to a mega, if the Flood and the Covenant from the Halo universe decided to pay a visit, if Malo Myotismon had the power of a God and so on.
  • The TSAB – Acturus War: The TSAB goes to war against the Democratic Republic of Acturus.
  • The Faceless is a Death Note War Fic where the human race is dying out while they kill each other over whether or not they should kill each other to serve the Gods of Death.
  • Considering Mobile Suit Gundam 's (and its numerous series) war drama settings, as well as the War Is Hell message, its no surprise to see many fanfics set during wartime, whether they're side stories, sequels, or even prequels to the wars already seen.

     Comic Books 
  • All the Roofs of Uncertainty starts during the final battle between earth and extraterrestrial invaders and deals with the aftermath of the fight for the protagonist in the JLA's field hospital.

     Crossover 
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     Films - Animated 
  • Twilight Valley. Yes, a The Land Before Time war fic!
  • Ice On The Rhine. A Frozen fanfic starting from the assumption that Frozen is set during the Napoleonic Wars. It is a crossover with various other Disney films (though mainly Tangled). In which Elsa builds a giant ice dragon to fight with Napoleon's armies at Waterloo, Anna is a semi-psychopathic soldier, and other such fun things.

     Film - Live Action 

     Literature 

     Live Action TV 

     Toys 
  • Scars of War deals with recovery from a war, rather than the war itself. Ponyland is recovering from several years of war.
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     Video Games 
  • ''CombatEvolution'' is a Halo fanfic that attempts to rewrite a well known event in the Halo canon . . . with really, really, REALLY expensive weapons systems. If you like Gun Porn, you will LOVE this fic.
  • Exoria is a distant, modern-day sequel to The Legend of Zelda series. Despite managing to stay true to the usual Zelda formula, such as item acquisitions, dungeon grinds, and boss fights, the author never fails to remind you that the story is set in the midst of a continental war, and things can get brutal.
  • Played with in the Zelda fanfic Liberty Rock. Link goes off to help hold a fort in a neighboring country's civil war, but rather than focusing on the tactics, politics, or weaponry, the main focus of the story is on the characters' days besieged in the fort dealing with monotony, stress, and dwindling hope.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater fanfic The Joy Of Battle is set during World War II, which fits with MGS canon. Unlike the majority of MGS fics, especially those taking place during World War II, The Joy of Battle averts most War Fic tropes in that the story is about the characters with war as a backdrop and a complication.
  • Tiberium Wars is one of the better-known examples. A full-blown novelization of one of the most popular RTS franchises out there.
  • Armored Core fanfic Armored Core: from the Ashes is set very closely after the events of Armored Core for Answer, and with the reformed ORCA winning.
  • Mario Warfare, a retake on Super Mario Bros. in the style of modern military action.
  • Numerous Kerbal Space Program fan-works and GameMods.

     Western Animation 

Alternative Title(s): Military Fic, Mil Fic, Military Fan Fic

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