|Reviews for After the Fires Fade|
| Ash chapter 16 . 4/15
Love the fic, & I can see and approve of the implications of how Pariah is forcing Mercer to act as the viral being that he is... even if the Cross or the Wisemen may have their reservations about it.
Totally agree that Mercer being turned into a misinterpreted two bit villain was awful. Haven't seen the comics, but I personally believe that the nuke from Prototype managed to split him into two, our Mercer that we played as having hidden away, while a more viral instinct-based split off is the one we deal with as Heller in 2.
Aside from all that though, this is a really good fic that's been on hiatus for 5 YEARS now. CAN WE PLEASE GET AN UPDATE? The anticipation is killing me here...
| Guest chapter 11 . 4/11
OH MY GOD! Yes! I completely fucking agree with your entire prototype 2 rant! Thank you!
| Girasol93 chapter 16 . 1/4
OH. MY. GOD. This story has not seen an update in FIVE YEARS. This is unacceptable! I really hope you are doing well and still alive because I really want to see this story have a definite and complete (maybe happy) ending for Alex and everyone involved.
I absolutely agree with you on the sequal and James Heller that Alex did not deserve to be killed off so soon after he was created, especially the way Radical decided to make him into your typical dogmatic villain intent on "unifying" humanity under his rule. Wow, what a twist that is...
Again I am so frustrated that the greatest stories written by unpublished, everyday writers and lovers of their fandoms are rarely if ever finished. But I understand if you have moved on or real life got in the way preventing you from coming back to this project (Which I have to say is as close to a canon sequal as we'll ever get).
I hope you are doing quite well, Laluzi, and please don't abandon your readers! The suspence is overwhelming!
| HA4e chapter 5 . 10/14/2017
Try pointing your arms straight ahead like Superman!
| knightofthewintermoon chapter 11 . 9/20/2017
Your thoughts... You and I share this in common to the extreme. I despise Heller for offing Mercer. There was a sequel already built into the Web of Intriuge. One that featured Pariah and how it was voiced that he was the last potential threat in the series. Your story of Mercer VS Pariah, is the most canon story to me I have ever read. You made the true sequel in this story, P2 was nothing more than a money cashing scheme. P2 destroyed the series already fragile reputation after Infamous beat it on which was the best super power game of the year they were released. I could kiss you for the justice you are giving this series. You never gave Mercer any over-the-top abilities, you never changed his personality, and you stuck with his goal of defending Dana and by proxy, New York as well. I had always dreamed of buying the rights to the series and destroying any traces of that abomination of a sequel. I just never had a story, the resources, or the skills to develop the game on my own. Probably never will... But if I had a chance to do any of that, then you would be the first person I would contact to bring Prototype out of the limbo its creators forced it into.
| whycantifindafriknusername chapter 16 . 4/15/2017
Wow, this is...simply stunning. I have no words to describe the utter joy and entertainment I got from reading this. Seriouly, when alex told cross he didn't save him because he liked him - I immediately thought "it's not like I like you or anything, baka!" And I cracked up at the thought of tsundere alex - which is basically canon anyways. I absolutely love the way you characterize everyone. I love the fact that you raise the suspense in the beginning about keeping dana in the dark about alex's true nature - something a lot of authors tend to gloss over or avoid entirely - and when you eventually deliver the scene, it's well fleshed out, emotionally charged, and so, so raw and beautiful. The arguemnets, the pain, the tears, it keeps it real. And dana's unwavering trust and loyalty towards alex gives me life. I love the fact that you humanize cross and the Wisemen - gives them names, families, stories. It's fascinating. One of my favorite things to explore in fic and in game is how people see alex, and it's always a treat when I find interactions between alex and the military, especially non violent ones. Bc those usually turn out to be hilarious, or intriguing, or both. Your cross and watchmen are fantastic, and I found myself wishing for more of them, especially more of them wondering why he does what he does, because he's a soulless man eating monster, what the fuck - and also more of them begrudgingly becoming accustomed to him, and actually calling him a he, not an it - don't think I didn't catch that, detwiller. Though black seems content to hate alex forever, lol. And I especially love the fact that you give alex and internal struggle with himself, his instincts, the hivemind, and like a thousand other things. His struggle, not just for dana, but for himself, is what makes him feel human, even if he himself is not. I love his relationship with everyone, they're so in character. Especially with dana and cross. And I may just be reaching here, but I was getting the feeling that something more was beginning to bud between cross and alex? Like maybe they were starting to subconsciously develop feelings about each other? It's probably just wishful thinking of a fangirl. Anyhow, I really like how you characterized Greene and pariah. They're terrifying, Op, and ridiculously creepy - the mind control and one, big, happy slave family shit makes perfect sense and is super chilling - and it's perfect for this story. It's definitely the best prototype fic I've read, and we'll deserving of its place at the top of my favorites list. It's a long fic, a lot longer than the norm, a lot longer than I could've hoped - but I still wish it was longer, so that I could still be reading it. I know it's been 4 years, but I hope you read this, and know that you've done a great job, and that you've made me and lot of other readers so, so happy. I will keep this fic alive in my imagination, and if I do end up getting off my metaphorical ass and write prototype fic I had in mind, it will definitely be influenced by you.
| Mooncinder chapter 16 . 1/13/2017
This story is amazing. I totally agree with everything you said about Prototype 2, I don't know what madness made them think not only replacing Alex as the protagonist but turning him into the villain was a good idea.
I like to give constructive criticism in my reviews but I'm struggling to find fault with any of this. The characterisation, plot and general writing style are all so good! I know it's been more than three years since your last update so I won't hold my breath but it would be really great if you could come back to this one day.
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| RenegadeDragons chapter 16 . 6/21/2016
I've retread this fic talents 4 times now, it's always been one of my favourites, I just love it 3
| Korroz chapter 16 . 5/16/2016
Even if this might be dead, this is definitely my favorite Prototype fic. I'm also guessing that Mercer was planning to turn Cross into some sort of Runner?
| TheGreenMistress chapter 2 . 4/11/2016
Noooo, please tell me you're not going to leave it like that? This story is really amazing, and I just spent the last 5 hours binge reading all 16 chapters! You wrote Alex's character perfectly in this, and my god I could t have agreed more with you about Prototype 2! I refuse to buy the game and watched walkthroughs of it online, and was so very pissed off at how they made Heller seem so Mich more powerful than Mercer when he wouldn't have even been that way if it weren't for Alex in the first place! Not to mention the Alex in 2 was like a shadow of Alex in 1, it was just utterly rediculous! If you ask me, your story here should have been the storyline of the second game. As I said before, your writing is incredible, and oh my god that part where Pariah makes Elizabeth come out of Alex gave me the chills!
| xxOblivionxxx chapter 1 . 2/28/2016
Anything organic thats made of carbon alex mercer can consume it inst limited just to living beings anything with carbon is edible for alex mercer
| Guest chapter 16 . 2/27/2016
Please, continue this story!
| specter626 chapter 16 . 2/18/2016
gonna make Heller?