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  • Doing It for the Art: For chapter 41 of A Crack of Thunder, Mr. Chaos went through the testimonials of real life rapists to get an understanding of how the rapists would act when they attempted to assault Jane. He states that it was very disturbing to read, and that Thor's brutal massacre of them was much needed catharsis for him.
  • Follow the Leader: The author acknowledges being influenced by The House of Wayne.
    • This series has in turn inspired the writer Shadowblade217 to write his own A Song of Marvels series.
  • I Knew It!:
    • A lot of readers suspected that Syrio was actually Mystique. They were right.
    • Some predicted that Ned would become the Punisher, due to how the weirwood tree on his breastplate could resemble a skull.
    • While the hints weren't that subtle, a lot of readers also guessed that Maxell, the Maester of Harrenhall, was actually Magneto.
    • Many readers also already figured that Melisandre was Amora.
  • Inspiration for the Work: The author has stated to reviewers that part of the inspiration for this fic was, of all things, a RipT shirt design. The coverart for the fic is said design, a direwolf done in the style of Tony's armor.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • At the end of Book 1, Mr. Chaos admits that an early idea was to make Varys the equivalent of the Kingpin, but he quickly realized it was a bad idea, being based entirely on his appearance and not fitting his personality at all. Kingpin is later briefly mentioned as a powerful warlord in Essos.
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    • He went through a few ideas on which Marvel character to make the resurrected Sansa, including the Phoenix and Enchantress (later revealed to be a Composite Character with Melisandre), before just making an original character (though she later becomes a Composite Character with Satana Hellstrom and Hela).
    • Mr. Chaos admitted that he originally planned to have Catelyn believe the Lannisters' offer to return "Sansa" for Jaime, leading to a fight that dissolves her marriage with Ned, and results in him marrying Margaery Tyrell. He threw this all out for making no sense.
      • To be fair he also states that this was well in the beginning of the scripting for the story and had long been rejected along with other ideas (see below)
    • He's also mentioned some half-formed ideas that have been tossed over time, like Jaime becoming Iron Fist or Drogon being Fin Fang Foom.
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    • He had a very hard time figuring out how to include the Hulk, and was seriously considering leaving it out entirely before a scene in And the Giant Awoke gave him the idea of Brienne becoming She-Hulk. And beyond that, he wasn't going to include Bruce and certainly not as the Hulk beyond a brief mention of the source of the powers, but came up with a new idea for a role he could play in Book 3 literally while he was writing the backstory.

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