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RogueMudblood

Suspect: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/9284468/Silver-Degenerate

previously known as "Silver Tracker" as per the translation of previous plagiarism on UID 9284468 (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13821241/1/The-Descendant-of-the-Legendary-Blacksmith) on Wattpad: www.wattpad.com/1045388078-el-descendiente-del-herrero-legendario-capitulo-2

No prior thread identified.

For anyone new to the forum: on the screens, red = verbatim lift; blue = alteration; green = verbatim lift that is moved from position in the original to the stolen


Story #1 of 1: The Conceptual Blacksmith of Wrought Iron [Mobile link: The Conceptual Blacksmith of Wrought Iron], posted 2021-12-25

Claims "inspiration" from https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/1/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja by https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

called out for simply stealing that here:

reply - maruudie chapter 4 . Mar 21

Dude, you just copy-pasted the entire plot of that old Naruto x DXD x Shinmai crossover by Rekkingpride. In some places you call Shirou Naruto. This is just blatant stealing.

but the suspect appears to have corrected the issue of using the name "Naruto".

There is NO review from Rekkingpride giving any kind of permission. And they waited until RekkingPride apparently announced they would be unavailable for anyone to verify any kind of authorization to plagiarise the content. It's copied verbatim in quite a few sections, as evidenced in the screens.

Now, at least some of the dialogue was lifted directly from Fate. For example, the line "For a mere flesh and blood human, standing against the King of Heroes, Gilgamesh, is the epitome of foolishness." is said in Fate/kaleid liner prisma illya (drei 3) by the character Angelica Ainsworth.

There are several fan fictions using the same dialogue, also posted in Fate/stay night. I have found English translations of the Japanese manga. I also have crunchyroll links for the English-subtitled animes. So CIR may be getting an influx from this fandom, depending on percentages. That said, any OA/SA reading the thread needs to be aware that Fanfiction.net was specifically queried on whether it was okay to include copyrighted dialogue (like from a manga or anime) in a posting to this site and they said, unequivocally, "No."

All of that said, I know for a fact I haven't matched up everything that was stolen by this plagiarist. There are sections where the writing doesn't flow. There is also a formatting difference that makes it obvious a section was lifted from elsewhere. One thing that the plagiarist is doing to hide their theft is to use phrases like "ravenette beauty" instead of the name or pronoun that might be in that same place in the original – and they mess up a couple of times by leaving in the original author's non-name character descriptors (one of those is visible in a screen capture below). There are also several instances of using the incorrect pronoun. And they have a habit of c/p the same concept in multiple paragraphs. It is entirely possible that the originals (or sources, at least) are no longer online.



Chapter 1

Source Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13430540/1/Fate-Kalied-Liner-Prisma-Emiya, published 2019-11-11; likely deleted by FFN admins for copyright infringement.

Source Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/11066838/BenFang322

Screens:

  1. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/cb/1a/25/ME14SQNO_o.jpg - pub dates & comparison 1
  2. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/66/4c/cb/ME14SQNP_o.jpg - comparison 2

This posting is the source for the non-dialogue portions. See below for dialogue as compared to the manga for Fate/kaleid liner prisma illya (drei 3).

In the first screen, the dialogue from the manga is highlighted in grey.

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Original Story: manga.town/chapter/fate-kaleid-liner-prisma-illya-drei/chapter-41; manga.town/chapter/fate-kaleid-liner-prisma-illya-drei/chapter-42; manga.town/chapter/fate-kaleid-liner-prisma-illya-drei/chapter-43

Original Author: Hiroshi Hiroyama; published by Kadokawa Shoten.

Screens:

  1. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/50/97/fc/ME14SQN6_o.jpg - ch 41 comparison 1
  2. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/25/60/1d/ME14SQN7_o.jpg - ch 41 comparison 2
  3. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/a5/02/ec/ME14SQN8_o.jpg - ch 42 comparison 1
  4. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/ed/9c/d1/ME14SQN9_o.jpg - ch 42 comparison 2
  5. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/61/69/62/ME14SQNA_o.jpg - ch 42 comparison 3
  6. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/8b/79/1c/ME14SQNB_o.jpg - ch 42 comparison 4

There is also content lifted from chapter 43. I have not screened that as I believe the above is sufficient to prove the point to Xing & co. (It might even continue beyond that point.)

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Source Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13988355/1/The-Wrought-Iron-White-Dragon, published 2021-11-11

Source Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/10324855/Ado-Adem

From "Even though they may have been" to "all he could see was darkness."

plagiarist skips a section of SID 13988355, picks back up with a paraphrase at "When Shirou began to regain consciousness" and copies down to "black jersey jacket."

Please note that any dialogue from the manga/anime is not separately marked.

Also noteworthy: use of "analyse" and "analyzed" in the same paragraph in both the source and SID 14010967. It's not common that an author would choose to use both the British and American spellings of the sme word, though I admit I have been guilty of this when trying to conform to the common usage of "plagiarized" over "plagairised" (as that's how I learned to spell it so awful long ago). I am also aware that many fan fiction authors leave or purposely create typos of such a nature in order to easily search for their works having been stolen.

Screens:

  1. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/f7/53/82/ME14SQNF_o.jpg - pub dates & comparison 1
  2. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/07/61/75/ME14SQNG_o.jpg - comparison 2; please note the dual genders in the second paragraph of the right side , SID 14010967.

(Source Author has a prior thread)

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/1/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja, published 2015-08-07

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

Screens:

  1. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/8a/16/73/ME14SQNC_o.jpg - pub dates & comparison 1
  2. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/38/fd/51/ME14SQND_o.jpg - comparison 2

(previous plagiarism of SID 11431968: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12675165/1/Other-world-Chronicles, posted 2017-10-03; posting account unknown)

Also led to a reaction fic (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12628468/1/To-Understand-Our-Legacy), which RekkingPride did authorize:

reply - RekkingPride chapter 1 . Aug 25, 2017

Ohhh! It was as good as I hoped it would be! :D

Seriously, I am astounded by the level of small details and the interactions between specific characters. More than that, I love the little tidbits that you've added in that could have only been reached if you've thought about how and why characters act the way they do.

Of course, not everything is how I envisioned it in my fic, but that's why this is an AU, right? Truthfully, your interpretations of character motivations (looking at you Medaka) and the additions of characters I haven't even introduced yet in my own fic creates a new element in which I haven't seen yet. It's like literally watched a "What-If" that I could have made in one of my daydreams. (Yeah, I do that. :P)

Really, in terms of grammar and character interactions, I'd say that this is as good as FoxHound's, and that's not small feat indeed. :3

I can only applaud your effort and anticipate your next chapter. Eager to see what's next.

Unfortunately, this probably won't get the attention it deserves until I tell people to check it out in my next chapter, so this only provides even more motivation to actually finish it. Like you said, real life waits for no one. But I'm determined to finish it up this weekend! :3

-RekkingPride

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11458757/1/Fake-x-Fate, published 2015-08-20

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1141969/kyugan

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/e5/87/24/ME14SQNE_o.jpg


Chapter 2

Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/2/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja, published 2015-08-07

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

Screens:

  1. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/03/cf/34/ME14SQNK_o.jpg - chapter publication dates
  2. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/43/24/1b/ME14SQNH_o.jpg - comparison 1
  3. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/7c/73/2e/ME14SQNI_o.jpg – comparison 2
  4. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/66/b2/8f/ME14SQNJ_o.jpg - comparison 3

Secondary plagiarism found: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13857898/2/The-Darkness-Returns, posted 2021-04-08 by https://www.fanfiction.net/u/13299699/PlasmaShaw

And another, that's been deleted: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13929587/1/The-Magnificent-World-of-Magecraft, posted 2021-07-30 by https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8214146/Star-Marshall

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Source: highschooldxd.fandom.com/wiki/Occult_Research_Club

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/db/63/56/ME14SQNM_o.jpg

I did find other postings on FFN using the description as well, though less of it: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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Source: villains.fandom.com/wiki/Zest

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/d6/19/53/ME14SQNL_o.jpg


Chapter 3

Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11458757/1/Fake-x-Fate, published 2015-08-20

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1141969/kyugan

This specifically:

"In that case, I'll be off." Shirou conceded, rising from his seat, making certain to pick up his packed lunch from the fridge before heading […]

and

subtly adding the finishing touches to the heater before closing his circuits.

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Source: high-school-dxd-british-gram.fandom.com/wiki/Reya_Kusaka

This partial sentence:

girl with long brown hair that ended in two short braids and matching eyes

And there are around 2 dozen other stories on FFN posting the same content in the "Appearance" section of that wiki page.

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/3/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja, published 2015-08-07

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

Screens:

  1. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/13/b1/7a/ME14SQN0_o.jpg - chapter publication dates
  2. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/3c/3e/bf/ME14SQN1_o.jpg - comparison

Chapter 4

I remember some of this from an earlier chapter, but I also remember not matching it.

Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/4/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja, published 2015-08-07

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

Screens:

  1. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/eb/6a/49/ME14SQN5_o.jpg - chapter publication dates
  2. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/b0/f8/ab/ME14SQN2_o.jpg - comparison 1
  3. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/51/05/b4/ME14SQN3_o.jpg - comparison 2
  4. cdn-images.imagevenue.com/e2/16/17/ME14SQN4_o.jpg - comparison 3

The copying extends past the screened sections, and plagiarist continues to splice other pieces in between sections taken directly from SID 11431968. For example, further down, this section:

She dodged it as he expected, but seeing her widen her eyes at his tactic, as well as noting how she only narrowly dodged the spinning blade as it clipped some of her hair threw him off.

What happened to all her speed just now...?

In an attempt to avoid detection, plagiarist is moving around sections of the original in their cobblefic. So there are some green sections in the screens.

Also copying some of this section: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12856399/2/The-Collector-Vs-The-Grandmaster, posted 2018-03-03 by https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3629407/Naruhina-123

Stolen content also posted to HentaiFoundry: www.hentai-foundry.com/stories/user/naru1993/31284/Naruto-Ultimate-Harem--Caught-Them-All.pdf

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Source: typemoon.fandom.com/wiki/Rule_Breaker

Source: typemoon.fandom.com/wiki/Pain_Breaker

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/29/d1/62/ME14SQNN_o.jpg.



fixed formatting on permission review for the MST posting (SID 12628468).

5/5 . Edited 6/2 #1
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