Author has written 67 stories for Mega Man, Tokyo Mew Mew, Shaman King, Sailor Moon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pokémon, Thor, Marvel, Avengers, Star Wars, RWBY, Twilight, Code Geass, and Game of Thrones.
Hey, it's me, TheGirlWithFarTooManyIdeas, my wonderful readers. (I changed my name because it is apt. Very, Very, Very apt. I get a lot of ideas and they come out all at once. I can only ask that you be patient with me!)
Random Stuff About Me:
I'm a huge bookworm. Currently I'm enjoying Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, the Mortal Instruments, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, The Hunger Games and 1632. I've also read Warrior Cats, The Lord of the Rings, the GONE series, The Twilight Saga (mostly for snark), and several lesser known series that half of you probably haven't heard of (Magonia, the Jewel, Amity. Check it out). I'm also a movie buff; anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will immediately get me on board; I am an utterly huge fangirl of Tom Hiddleston and Robert Downy Jr, Loki and Tony being my absolute favorite characters with Natasha coming in a close second, Bruce and Clint tied for third. Also, Buffy the Vampire Slayer kicks ass. I saw the Mortal Instruments movie and I really hope they get enough money to at least make the City of Ashes and City of Glass movies. I'm a loner, I'm definitely socially awkward to a certain extent, I have some weird tastes, I mope sometimes, I hope to write some actual novels after I get out of high school, and I can't wait for high school to be OVER.
I'm also a movie buff. My favorites include Star Wars (all of them - yes, including the prequels), the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney Animated Canon, Pixar Animated Canon, Dreamworks Animated Canon, Inception, the Dark Knight trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Serenity, Die Hard (and sequels), Pacific Rim, Edge of Tomorrow, Skyfall, and Cinderella (2015) to name a few.
I'm a big anime fan to. I was introduced to the medium through Sailor Moon, which is still far and above my favorite despite a few quibbles I have with it (coughDariencoughOuterScoutscough). I enjoy Soul Eater, Naruto, Tokyo Mew Mew, Death Note, the anime version of Shaman King. But my absolute favorite has to be Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. What a f--king brilliant, enchanting, absorbing story. It's the Lord of the Rings of Anime, as far as I am concerned. I'm completely in love with the protagonist, and even if the second season breaks my heart every time I watch even clips from it, I'd still do anything to own the whole series with hard copies. More people need to watch it!
Also, Mobile Suit Gundam and anything associated with it is brilliant. But I'm pretty sure you didn't need me to tell you that.
I also enjoy comic books, a lot despite the frustrations that pop up from time to time. I'm more of a Marvel Fan then a DC fan mostly thanks to that pointless and cheap reboot that started back in 2011 and the fact that the Marvel Heroes feel a little closer to home then the DC ones (not to say I don't like some DC heroes, I'm just not liking their new direction). My favorites (a few carrying over from the movies) are Iron Man, the Scarlet Witch, Magneto, Loki, Black Panther, Cyclops, Wolverine, Thor, Superman, Wonder Woman, Raven, Starfire, X-23, Hawkeye, Nightcrawler, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, Green Arrow and Captain America just to name a few.
I enjoy a variety of video games. I'm currently playing through Pokemon X for the hundredth time, but other games include the Megaman series as a whole, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Bejeweled, Spectrobes and Beyond the Portals, Super Mario Bros, Assassin's Creed, Resident Evil, The Darkness and Prototype. The stuff I enjoy can vary from sweet, fluffy and triumphant to dark, morbid and bleak. I admit I'm not a very deft hand at an X Box controller, but my 3DS is in my hands almost constantly these days.
As you might have gathered, I'm an enthusiastic writer, but my attempts to write my own novels have fallen a bit short these days. It's not that I don't have any ideas - I do - but writing them down is tricky, and an exercise in frustration and patience. Anybody who says writing a book isn't that big a deal has clearly never tried to.
If there's ever a time when there seem to be a longer period of waiting for an update, it's because I'm seriously stressed out over something. When I'm stressed it's impossible to think and I'm just going to apologize ahead of time, because it looks like high school has a lot more in store for me before it's finally finished. Or it means I have a lot of homework, which is also possible given how the year's gone so far.
I'm a tomboy and I love cats. There's that too.
Stories Planned for the Near Future
The Future Belongs to the Mad (Harry Potter/Suicide Squad)
At one, Aria Potter was sent to live with her aunt and uncle. At seven, the family moved with Grunnings to Gotham City. At eight, their attempts to repress her magic caused her to turn in on herself a la Ariana Dumbledore, blowing up an entire city block and vaporizing everyone too close. At twelve, Aria starts a Purge of Gotham's corrupt police by throwing a truck through the entrance of the GCDP, after a cop murdered the first person to treat her with any sort of humanity. At thirteen, she was moved from various mental hospitals to Bella Reve. At sixteen, Amanda Waller puts a nanite explosive in her neck and puts her on the Suicide Squad. Aria becomes the Heart for some of the most dangerous criminals alive...and god help anyone who harms the Heart.
Rating - M. (violence, blood, mental trauma) Pairings - Gen.
Currently Untitled (Code Geass/Gundam Wing)
The Archangel had been outfitted with an experimental warp drive during its construction, meant for emergency situations. In an attempt to escape from the pursuing ZAFT forces after the destruction of Artemis, Captain Ramius activates it - sending them to a far, uncharted corner of the universe, to a planet that hasn't discovered space travel. Kira Yamato ends up scuffling with - and completely curbstomping - Britannian forces who attempt to take the Archangel thanks to the vastly superior capabilities of the STRIKE. This, naturally, earns him the attention of the brilliant commander of the Black Knights. Kira and the Archangel return to the Earth Alliance with their suit and ship painted Black - under the sigil of an Emperor and his Black army. And thus both wars change...
Rating - T/M. (violence, war scenarios, death) Pairings - Lelouch/Shirley, Kira/Euphemia, Athrun/Kallen, Suzaku/Lacus
The Geass King (Code Geass)
The SAZ Massacre woke something up. An ancient creature, from which both the Geass and the Ragnarok connections were born. A monster, with all the power of Geass and dressed in Euphemia's body, emerges from the wreckage and gore of that night with a simple goal in mind - to reforge this world and those living in it as its kingdoms and its servants. The Geass King is powerful, immortal and views humans as his chattle and servants. Lelouch, still reeling from accidentally causing his sister's 'death' (or did he?), is now forced to confront the demon in her body and fight the greatest war in mortal history.
Rating - M (violence, war crimes, body horror, sexuality) Pairings - Lelouch/Shirley, Suzaku/Euphemia
Art of War Redux (Harry Potter)
The Art of War, remastered to be longer, more violence, more connections and struggles between Harry, his side of the war and the rest of Britain. Would fill in some inconsistencies in the original story, expand on the roles/descent of several characters. Takes a relative back seat to newer ideas
Rating - M (violence, war crimes, sexuality) Pairings - same as original story so far
Starfall (Gundam Seed)
She didn't remember having another name, but often she felt like she knew things she shouldn't - like she had seen her world through another's eyes, a long time ago, leaving only faded warnings behind. Kira Yamato felt drawn to the STRIKE as soon as she saw it, despite her fear, distrust of the Earth Alliance and being against the war. She just felt like she was the Queen piece on a great chessboard, and if she moved the right way, she could save many, many lives. A very different sort of self insert.
Rating - T (war scenes and violence)
Totally Irrational Fangirl Complaints/Opinions about my Favorite Books/Comics/Stuff
Game of Thrones: I stopped reading Game of Thrones books from start to finish after Storm of Swords. The story is addicting, and I still read the chunks of the books dedicated to Dany, Arya, Tyrion or Jon, but there's only so much upsetting trauma I can take. (fuck Walder Frey and Tywin Lannister. Seriously, fuck them.) It's probably intentional that all these bad things are happening and the story can get so frustrating, but I dunno - I could use a few victories along with the slew of depression and death. Plus, I despise Littlefinger's Karma Houdini warrant and his apparent invulnerability. There's everything else that's happened during the war of five kings, but people far safer then him have died and yet he survives like a damn cockroach. Ugh!
Warrior Cats: I never read the fourth arc all the way through - it kinda lost me after Dovewing got introduced. Plus, while I think it was a poetic touch that the main series begins and ends with Firestar, he's also my favorite and I don't like that he dies and is replaced by Brambleclaw, AKA Gary Sue that everyone props up as wonderful. (seriously, Graystripe should have been deputy again if they HAD to kill Firestar). Plus, I don't get the whole second death thing in the Starclan/Dark Forest thing - how do you kill spirits/souls??? Also, I HATE who Onewhisker/Onestar turns into in the third/fourth series! He was one of my favorites and they turned him into a complete ass! Agh! Eh, if I write fanfics, they're probably canon alterations in the first two arcs and maaaaybe the third.
The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices: Again, I will mainly focus on the first three books. Sebastian kinda felt like a voodoo shark during books four and five (though book six was a suitably epic note to end on.) I also have an irrational dislike of Tessa thanks to her attitude during Clockwork Prince and her excessive references to Wuthering Heights (chalk that up to another person who missed the point of those books...) and her romance/marriage to Jem (plus his randomly gaining immortality at the end of the series) felt incredibly rushed to me, and very unlike the passion-fulled Clace romance from the main series.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: I frickin despise Odin. I think he's a cowardly, hypocritical, cold-hearted, senile, self-centered old man. Expect that to come up A LOT in my stories. Plus, I don't like the conclusion to Agents of SHIELD, which comfortably settles down into blindingly black and white morality and conveniently absolves SHIELD of any immorality by blaming it on big bad HYDRA. (though I admit I do like that twist. I had actually entertained it before and was kind of blown away by being proven right.) Also, if one of your villains (do you have to ask who?) is often more likeable then the main character...eh...either you're doing something wrong, or your framing who's the protagonist wrong. I'm also pissed that they killed off Frigga. Wow! There goes the only other Asgardian I entirely adore! Damn it Marvel, don't go back to Fridging! (I have a few problems with Thor now and then, though that's not to say I hate him.)
Am I the only one who thinks that Tony gets more flack then he deserves? Don't get me wrong - he can still be an arrogant berk who makes irrational decisions - but people around him seem to entirely ignore how he changed after his kidnapping! Steve is particularly infuriating in this regard; he says that Tony's not a hero for not wanting to thoughtlessly martyr himself when there are perfectly clear third options to take, and the movie's clearly on his side - except - why should you lie down on a wire to let people cross when you can cut it?! There are people who want him to come home too you know! It's not immoral to want to get yourself out as well as the guys you're looking out for! And it's like whenever there's a problem, Fury and the others totally ignore that Tony tore apart a terrorist syndicate, took down a lunatic using his technology while buying time for his expo to evacuate, has dealt with a ton of emotional baggage but hasn't let it break him, shut down his weapons development and in general has saved thousands of lives! Geez! Show him some frickin respect, Steve! I would have expected you of all people to know better then to say 'we have orders, we should follow them'. Gee Steve, didn't you have a few unpleasant encounters with people who said something similar back before you were frozen!?
I could bitch about Black Widow not getting her own movie before Ant Man got one, but I have been (somewhat) pacified by the announcement of the Captain Marvel movie and Wanda appearing in Age of Ultron (DC, on the other hand, has no such excuse.)
Code Geass R2: I feel like the second season isn't as good as the first. My biggest beef is the betrayal of the Black Knights, mainly because of HOW it happens. They listen to f--king SCHNIZEL, one of their sworn enemies, and take his word for it...for some reason...and then VILETTA (hate you so much, bitch!) comes in and says 'yeah you should totally believe him and betray Zero'. F--king Viletta, who shot Ohgi in the back (and for some reason he's still in love with her after that. Man, love really does make people stupid, and crazy!) and was a loyal Knight of Britannia! Why would you listen to them?! That, of course, all leads into the Zero Requiem, and goddamnit but I haven't bawled so hard at the end of a movie since I watched James Cameron's Titanic! Granted, the 'Euphenator' incident proved that when shit went down hill, it went downhill FAST, but at least those other times felt somewhat justified! This betrayal didn't!
The Hunger Games: This seems to be split into two factions - those who hate Mockingjay and those who don't. Me? I hate Mockingjay. I hate that it kills Finnick, one of its most interesting characters, just for shock value. I hate that it kills Prim, tearing away what made Katniss's conflict in the first book so compelling and what she's been fighting for all this time because LOLZDARK!! I hate that it goes the stupid 'lesser of two evils' route despite the fact that all we have to show for the Rebellion being EVUL is the word of President Snow, who's most likely LYING to save his own ass! And I hate Peeta. UUUUGH. Telling me over and over that he's the most wonderful thing since sliced bread while simultaneously have him be absolutely useless is not going to convince me! Why couldn't Katniss's love for Prim and Rue be reason enough for her to be the Mockingjay?
Random things that annoy me in fanfics.
Harry/Hermione. It can be executed well in a handful of fics I've seen but most H/Hr fics I read not only demonize Ginny (who I like a lot, as you might have guessed) but pretty much anyone who isn't Hermione, who's suddenly a perfect paragon of goodness goddess in human form while Harry becomes an asshole who treats people badly. It really bugs me for those reasons because those traits make the fanfics unpleasant to read. (gears up for rant mode) I don't get where everyone's getting this whole OMG HERMIONE IS LIKE HARRY'S ONE TRUEST LOVE idea anyway. When they meet, they don't initially get along. Hermione provides support for Harry, that's true, but she never does it with any indication that she has romantic feelings for her. I don't see any of this supposed subtext when they have scenes together, I see one friend helping another. Can a boy not have a platonic friendship with a girl when he's young? Does making your first friend be a female automatically entail romantic feelings? Because if that's so, I'd be dating a boy I met back in Junior Kindergarden. A guy and a girl who meet and share a connection aren't required to have a romantic subplot! In fact, I'm glad JK Rowling didn't make them the official couple. It's just so easy and so cheap and it does a disservice to both of them as characters to force them into something like that! This is such a tired concept, and I think that the mindset of guy who supports me at times = truest love is actually a dangerous assumption to make and can result in an unhappy relationship. Honestly. Sometimes people are just friends, nothing more. And really, I can only see Harry and Hermione as friends, especially considering their characters. Hermione strikes me as someone who's providing a familiar/sisterly love that Harry had been denied as long as he lived with the Dursleys, all through her behavior towards him throughout the series. This kind of love is equally as important as romantic love! They have a bond, but it never reads as that type, and I feel like those who insist otherwise are projecting due to the long-held assumption that the male hero gets the first female he gets to know. Besides, Hermione holds a lot back from Harry at times, and she never really opens up to him about personal issues that she's faced, such as being Petrified or isolation back before she came to Hogwarts, unlike Ginny who talks to Harry about being possessed in book five. Not to mention, at times she can be bitchy, aggressive and condescending of Harry's beliefs of a current situation (ie not believing Draco was a DE in book 6) And at this point, Harry is an abused orphan who doesn't know what love is like. By the time he finally understands what romantic love is like, he still doesn't develop feelings for Hermione which I think just drives home the point that they're simply not compatible that way. Also, implying that Hermione has to be somehow validated by Harry also leaves a bad taste in my mouth because I don't like the implications of that. Why exactly does Hermione -have- to be Harry's love interest? Hermione is her own person. She's wickedly smart, she knows things a lot of people don't, she learns fast although she is flawed in that she's tunnel visioned and relies too much on what she thinks are hard facts. She's interesting enough in her own right. Why would someone like that need romance to rule what she does? I really hate seeing Hermione get mutilated or turned into a damsel to incite a poorly executed romance with Harry, which is yet another big sticking point I have with this pairing. Most H/Hr stories that I've read make Hermione submissive to Harry. She rarely fights or does much of anything outside of research. A lot of the H/Hr fics I've read love to blather on about how awesome Hermione is but don't let her actually do anything, she's often forced into the role of a helpless damsel, she's nothing but emotional support for Harry with occasional moments in the limelight. And that's just insulting to her as a character. So no, I don't see Harry and Hermione being romantically involved and I won't ship them. (breaths out) I wanted to get all that off my chest.
Also, to anyone who wants to parrot the 'new interview' at me, I'm happy to inform you that the people writing the interview did some very selective editing - Rowling did not say that Hermione should have ended up with Harry. She just said that Hermione probably shouldn't have ended up with Ron the way she did.
Bad Grammar. I admit I overlook spelling mistakes sometimes and have to go back and correct them (due to not having a beta), but fanfics where the sentences run on, periods are in weird places and generally looks like it was written by a five year old? Yeah. Poor literacy is a huge pet peeve of mine especially since I enjoy writing and reading so much.
De-Powering female characters: I hate it when a strong female character is reduced to the role of 'weeping love interest', especially if it's in the name of making a non-canon ship possible. I hate it even more when she's turned into a 'possessive psychopath' so her love interest has a 'reason' to turn to some other chick. It's a nasty stereotype of female exs, loaded with double standards and leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Harry in Azkaban Fics: For starters, the premise is a ripoff of Count of Monte Cristo. Secondly, Harry is always a borderline sociopath and becomes unsympathetic fast, almost everyone at Hogwarts is suddenly evil, and they're often badly written.
Constant Mary Sue Accusations: God almighty! I'm so sick and tired of putting a female character in an important role and immediately getting people yelling MARY SUE! It's especially galling when you consider that men in similar positions aren't given a second glance! I mean, fuck, really? Luke is the force sensitive savior of the galaxy who became a jedi with a year of training and that's fine, but Lena Duchannes being one of the most powerful Casters ever? SHE'S OBVIOUSLY A SUE BECAUSE A GIRL CAN'T BE THAT POWERFUL WITHOUT BEING PERFECT.
Depicting Xander Harris as the greatest thing ever: Guys...really...I admit I don't like Xander as much as the next person, but why are there so many stories where he's retconned into being the savior of worlds and greatest thing ever, even more then Buffy? Especially when it ignores his visible entitlement issues when it comes to romance.
Evil/Stupid/Slut/Theif Ginny and Molly: I am so. goddamned. sick. of. seeing. this. Really. There are no words for how much these two plot devices drive me me nuts. They might as well create their own cliche one-note villains to fill this little habit. It's a symptom of lazy writing and childishness and it basically spits in the face of the original book, usually for the sake of propping up Hermione/Daphne Greengrass/insert girl here as Harry's OMG ONETRUEST LOVE, to which I direct you to the above rant. Ginny used to have a crush on Harry's BWL image. Note the past tense. After the Chamber of Secrets she began to see Harry as just Harry, and grew to have feelings for the boy, not the legend. This is a perfectly natural progression of character. Lots of people complain that we don't get to see any of it, but I think evidence of Ginny's growth is apparent in her attitude in Order of the Phoenix. The supposed 'obviousness' of Harry being drugged with a love potion keyed to Ginny actually doesn't make any goddamned sense in any canon context. Firstly, Ginny is a nice girl. This much is obvious. And yes, it is obvious that she cares about Harry. And by this point it's clear she thinks he's never going to look her way, so she might as well start dating. She has absolutely no incentive to use a love potion on him. Also, to the complaint that they hooked up to fast - it happens in these situations! It's truth in television. They were emotional teenagers who had just discovered their feelings in a time of war - there's a tendency for people to hook up young and fast in those situations. While obviously they're not old enough to do it yet, a lot of young soldiers purpose to their sweethearts or sleep with them before they go off to fight a battle they might not return from. We're given a G-Rated version of that with Harry and Ginny's hookup. Also, the sheer double standard of calling her a slut for having dated Dean and Seamus before she hooked up with Harry - nevermind the fact that Hermione also dated two guys - Victor and Cormac - before moving onto Ron. You don't see her getting slutshamed!
And I just love that people bellow "Mary Sue!" over Ginny because she's pretty, popular and talented, braying that she has little presence and that Harry 'didn't notice her' - all the while eagerly propping up/shilling girls with even less dialogue and less presence, some of whom Harry has never spoken to in canon, often with all the same traits they criticize in Ginny!
Also, Molly Weasley. The treatment of her reeks of classism and projecting. She can be loud, but she's raised seven kids for god's sake, of course she's loud! Molly is never shown to be anything other than caring and loving towards Harry as though he was her own son, so the very idea of her drugging him or stealing his money is laughable.
Overly Helpful Goblins: This plot device has become increasingly common, and somehow the Gringotts goblins are being treated like Tolkien elves, which is starting to wear on me very quickly. (incidentally, this goes for elves in other books too - I'm looking at you, Inheritance Cycle) Somehow, I don't think the Goblins give one whit about human affairs outside of handling their money - it is stated so in canon. So why, exactly, are they suddenly so concerned about people 'betraying Harry'? Yes, they shouldn't be discriminated against but I'm tired of reading fics where they turn Harry into a God Mod Sue or make him super rich or solve half the existing problems is just tedious, makes absolutely no sense and a cheap shortcut. There's no indication in canon anywhere that they have the powers to do things like that. And the idea that they just 'punish' everyone involved...god. the goblins don't operate like that! I don't care if Harry's the last Potter, the bank director wouldn't make a million accommodations for him!
Ancient and Noble House of Potter / Marriage Contracts: For this, my only question is...why? The Seven books were all about pointing out how screwed up and unheroic the 'noble houses' were. Pureblood society was breaking down. Also, what is the point of giving Harry a million houses that he's descended from? Also, Marriage Contracts are a part of this - James defied tradition to marry Lily, why would he create a marriage contract for his son? If I'm going to say something positive about James Potter, it's that he wanted nothing to do with the messed up rules of pureblood society. Having Harry take them up completely backtracks on that and makes it pointless! Plus, this plot device is usually mixed with Evil!Ginny, which I also hate with a boiling passion. Also, something I say about Canon!Harry is that while he has his faults he's perfectly aware that the entire goddamned universe does not revolve around him, which these fics seem to forget! I can see Harry reluctantly taking up Head of Houseship in a gambit to take advantage of a badly-made system to protect as many people as he could and push for new laws, but I've yet to see one of these fics that does that as opposed to stroking Lord!Harry's new ego. And the whole thing reeks of classism - so Harry's better then everyone because he has the right ancestry? Doesn't that undermine the point of the whole book? We're supposed to hate on Lucius and Voldemort for promoting 'pure blood makes right' and then cheer on Harry when he basically says the same thing? Double Standard! Broken Aesop! Also, the utterly disproportionate responses that Lord!Harry dishes out to the people who 'betrayed' him sends him right into Voldemort levels of villainy in some cases, and either way his total lack of remorse for any of it makes him just as disgusting, and it's behavior you'd expect out of Draco Malfoy!
Slash fics with misogyny: Uh...guys...two guys/girls can be in love without labeling their canon/teased love interests as 'sluts', 'whores', 'homewreckers' and the like. Trading one prejudice for another isn't any better then your average token homophobe. I enjoy slash fics when the girls are treated as human beings...not the ones where they're made into the Ultimate Evil for the sake of drama.
Couples I support
Harry/Ginny (yes I like her a lot! Yes, I think there is actual substance to their relationship! Yes, I think she's an interesting, balanced character! Yes, I think they work well together! This is my favorite HP pairing, she doesn't deserve the demonization she gets so often!) OTP
Harry/Luna (I like their interaction and I think they could have been something more if Ginny had never been interested in him. I don't like that in the Epilogue Luna gets shoved off on some guy who never appeared in the series instead of someone we see her interact with)
Harry/Daphne and/or Astoria (I enjoy the concept and the fact that it's a handy way to show some actual heroic Slytherins [Snape doesn't count because he's complicated] also the fics I've read with this are a lot of fun.)
Hermione/OC (frankly as I mentioned above I don't think most of the HP guys that we meet are the right kind of guy for Hermione in the first place, so this is the happy alternative)
Lavander/Parvati (this idea walked into my head when I read about how close they were, coupled with the fact that by the end it kind of feels like all the main characters are paired up in heterosexual rows, so its interesting for the characters and a deviation from the norm)
Remus/Tonks (Remus deserves happiness! And I love Tonks!) OTP
Sirius/OC (as long as said OC is interesting and their own character. The Dangerverse is a good example of someone doing this well. Poor Sirius could use something uplifting after years in Azkaban)
Severus/Lily (I love The Moment It Began, and it's also good as a posthumours tragedy. Poor Snape)
Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson (Joe Quesada, there is no curse on Elfish, Entish or the tongues of men in any universe that could sum up how much I hate you for One More Day. Peter and MJ belong together. End of Story. No creator's pet that you could ever dream up would be better for Peter then Mary Jane. They're perfect for each other, and I never say that lightly) OTP
Steve Rogers/Sharon Carter (I really do adore Sharon's character, especially when she's with Steve. The two of them are good together, even with the baggage of her being related to Peggy)
Tony Stark/Pepper Potts (the dialogue between these two whenever they're on screen together is hilarious, honestly, and Pepper is really fun to watch on screen. I wish Iron Man 3 had given her a suit instead of totally wasting a perfectly good character in Tony's antagonist) OTP
Bruce Banner/Betty Ross (there's something just so sweet about this relationship, both between Betty and Bruce and how protective the Hulk is of Betty. The emotional weight these two share is absolutely adorable. I really like Betty as a character, too.) OTP
Thor/Jane Foster (I think Jane gets a bad reputation, she's not nearly as flat or irritating as many female supportive characters have been in her position. Besides, their interactions are so cute!) OTP
Loki/Tony Stark (okay fine, this idea stole its way into my head, and now it won't leave me alone. Even just a platonic relationship between these two is as plausible as it is hilarious and interesting [provided Loki's sane at the time] and I'm working on an alternate universe where Tony was born a girl [among other things] and they hit it off quite well [snickers])
Loki/OC (...What? A girl can dream. And hopefully make interesting, three dimensional original characters for this kind of story)
Wanda Maximoff/Vision (remember when I said I wasn't a huge Vision fan? Well Paul Bettney made me a goddamn liar because Vision is amazing and these two are utterly adorable in their moments together!)
Clint/Laura Barton (I was surprised to see her but she and their kids are utterly adorable! I love it and the depth they give Clint)
Pietro Maximoff/OC (...don't judge me. [mine!])
Zero/Iris (I wish she hadn't died) OTP
Axl/Cinnamon (moe couplet for the win)
Vent/Ashe (serious guy, energetic girl, sassy chemistry) and Grey/Aile (the boy seeking a purpose and the girl who was uncertain of hers until she was reassured...yes please)
Craft/Neige (for the little screen time they had together, I could see how much these two loved and influenced each other. I wish I could have ended more happily)
The Mortal Instruments
Jace/Clary (I love Jace so much!) OTP
Jocelyn/Luke (goes without saying)
Game of Thrones
Sansa Stark/Sandor Clegane (I'm a sucker for beast and beauty romances, and though I should have known better then to expect George RR I'll-kill-everyone-you-love Martin to let it happen it's still my favorite Game of Thrones couple, even if its nearly impossible given the setting)
Robb/Talisa (Walder Frey and his brood need to go and die in dragon fire. Seriously.)
Jon/Ygritte (It didn't end any more happily, but I love it still)
Ned/Catelyn (again, goes without saying...poor, poor Cat...)
Leia Organa(Skywalker)/Han Solo (Two words...or rather, two sentences. "I love you." "I know.") OTP
Kylo Ren(Ben Solo)/Rey (I can't exactly rationalize this like Leia/Han, but these two have electric chemistry. I found myself considering Kylo/Ben attractive and I hope that, in the future, he'll prove to be more like Anakin Skywalker than Darth Vader...there's a jedi truth)
Anakin/Padme (the original star crossed lovers of my childhood...seriously, when someone explained Romeo and Juliet to me, I was like, 'oh so like Anakin and Padme right?' I was a very cute kid, let me tell you) OTP
Lelouch vi Britannia/Shirley Fenette (Hey look! The ordinary high school girl isn't the absolute bane of existence in this anime! She's actually really sweet and likable, and her affection for Lulu is so adorable and genuine! I sure do hope nothing horrible happens thanks to his duel identity as Zero! [sobs in corner]) OTP
Suzaku Kururugi/Euphemia li Britannia ([bawls] Euphy!!! These two were so precious together...a true lady and knight couple. Star crossed lovers to the end.) OTP
Cornelia li Britannia/Sir Guilford (their interactions were the only times I felt empathy towards Cornelia. Props to that)
Serena Tuskino/Seyia Kou (I really don't like Darien. I just don't. He's a millstone, a jerk, and incredibly cliche to boot. Not to mention they scream DESTINY!, the minute a problem comes up which just goes to show you can't force OTP. I much prefer the more emotionally expressive and empathetic Seyia with Serena. He's so good to her!) OTP
Amy/Tiaki and Mina/Yaten (they go hand in hand with the above, and both couple's interactions were adorable)
Couples I am Neutral On
Harry/Susan: (eh, why not? I could see it as long as we avoid the Lord!Harry pitfall)
Harry/Tracey: (similar reasons to Harry/Daphne(Astoria))
Ginny/Luna: (it's cute, just not my first choice)
Ron/Luna: (eh...maybe with a lot of character development on Ron's side.)
Natasha/Bucky: (I prefer it to Nat's other potential lovers from the movies due to more exposure to it, but I'm not quite as emotionally invested in it as some others listed above. Though that may change soon)
Tony/Bruce: (generally I prefer their platonic interactions, but I could see it happening if they swing that way [or if one is female])
Steve/Natasha: (it's an interesting concept, and they had great chemistry in CA: TWS)
Serena Tuskino/Raye: (sure, why not?)
Robb/Jeyne: (Jeyne doesn't have a whole lot of character [honestly in the books she feels more like a plot device to facilitate the Red Wedding, but it's potentially interesting)
Loki/Darcy: (I could see that being really funny, just not my first choice.)
Couples I hate
Any incest pairings: (dear god, no! Just no! Why would you do that?!)
Thor/Loki: (way too much like incest. They grew up brothers, people)
Steve/Tony: (Yeah, no. They're not compatible and its everywhere. Not interested)
Ron/Hermione: (constantly being at odds with someone does not equal romance. Their relationship would end up mutually destructive [Hermione gives it as good as it gets, folks. Remember the birds?])
Harry/Hermione: (I direct you to the above-mentioned rant. Even if it could be done well, I am permanently soured on it)
Draco/Harry(or Ginny): (Nope! nope nope nope! They hate each other, and it would be even more destructive then Ron/Hermione)
Snape/any student: (age gap, people! Statuary rape is a crime!)
James/Lily: (I really, really, really hate James Potter. See below as to why)
Cersei/Anyone: (crazy evil bitch doesn't do romance. She uses people)
Joffery/anyone: (I don't hate any GoT character enough to condemn them to that)
Ramsey/Theon: (pass the brain bleach, please!)
Ramsey/Anyone: (seriously, you people scare me!)
Serena Tuskino/Darien: (no, screaming DESTINY!, whenever Darien wrecks the relationship isn't going to convince me they're meant to be, reincarnation romance be damned. And that's a big thing for me to say, because usually I love this sort of thing)
Katniss/Peeta: (Peeta is not snow white. He is an incredibly creepy boy who used the Games to invoke Stockholm Syndrome in the girl he was obsessed with, is a complete detriment to Katniss's efforts, constantly needs to be saved and should NOT have married her at the end especially because he still had fits where he tried to kill her!)
Natasha/Bruce Banner: (This one falls in the WHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYY department. Why was this even necessary!? They had zero chemistry in the first movie and their subplot is completely phoned in. Not to mention they use Natasha's traumatic forced sterilization at the hands of the Red Room purely to facilitate their romance, which is just awful. How insecure is the heterosexual agenda if they need a token romance in every movie!?)
Viletta Nu/Kaname Ohgi: (This is less about chemistry than how Viletta turns Ohgi into an idiot and facilitates the Black Knight betrayal, yet they STILL get one of the happiest endings when she did nothing to deserve it! God damn it!)
Hermione/Tony (I would like to see someone experiment with this idea, because I thought about the similarities and the differences between their characters and if done right I think it has the potential to be quite interesting)
Loki/Harry (oh, like Harry's 'saving people thing' isn't going to kick in when he [she if your writing fem!Harry] meets someone like Loki. It would be just what the prince needs.)
Loki/Daenerys Targaryen (I can totally see this.)
Loki/Serena Tuskino (What drove Loki insane? Lack of love. What does Serena have in overabundance to the point where its her power which can be used to vaporize opponents? Love. He teaches her confidence and rulership, she teaches him love and self respect. I love it)
young!Clint/Katniss Everdeen (I don't like Peeta. I just don't. I always found him incredibly creepy in how he manipulates going into the games as a chance to get Katniss. I hate the fact they end up together in the end when that was the last thing that should have happened, especially given that their 'relationship' was entirely false and used by each side as a means to an end. I, however, think Clint and Katniss would be a fabulous duo if they were around the same age)
Harry/young!Kara Zor El (Somebody with strength, confidence and great empathy would be a great fit with Harry if he and Ginny don't get together. Kara would stand with him through the worst and waste anyone who threatened him)
Harry/Serena Tuskino (for similar reasons to why she and Loki would work well together, plus Voldemort is enough like Chaos that I imagine one blow from the Silver Crystal would totally obliterate him, no creepy suicide required)
Some Thoughts on Harry Potter
Ginny Weasley: Yes, I love her. Yes, she is a good character despite what the more militant H/Hr shippers seem to think. Especially when you realize there are other ways to read her character post Chamber of Secrets that make her even more interesting then Hermione. (specifically, one angle that I'm thinking about for a later fanfic, is that after the Chamber Ginny becomes a Death Seeker). She's feisty, fiery, powerful, and from the sounds of it a good leader in her own right. Yes, she will be in many of my stories. Yes, I think they're substance to her and Harry's relationship that goes beyond her original crush on the legend. I will defend her from bashing - don't expect me to engage in that. Don't like that? The door's that way. Fair warning.
Ron Weasley: Good, bad, I admit I don't really notice. Ron just never grabbed me very much as a character, I don't know why. He was always...kind of there, if you know what I mean, like some sort of required third wheel. He just seemed kind of bland to me, which might have made his more negative traits stick out more. I have certain reasons why I don't think he's good for Hermione (or her for him for that matter), but for the most part he'll be in the background of my stories.
The Deathly Hallows: I liked this when I first read it. But after I came back to it several times, I realized that there were more things that I didn't like, though they're different things then most, it seems. Firstly, the biggest one of my complaints...the way Harry has to walk into the forest and die. What defeats Voldemort? Courage, justice, honor or a noble sacrifice in battle? No. A glorified suicide. That's all it is. And that leaves me feeling kind of sick inside because I don't see how Harry committing suicide was supposed to save everyone. That and the way his parents seem to encourage it doesn't seem heartwarming. It's creepy! Harry is implied to have great power, but that's tossed aside to have him just walk into Voldie's wand and expect that to solve everything. That's not how dictators work, it feels unsatisfactory regarding Harry as a character and just exists to deliver a handfisted message about Death. Voldemort is better as a power-hungry tyrant - not as some whimpering coward who's done everything not out of bigotry or sadism but because he's afraid of dying. Really? That's the guy we've been afraid of for the last six books? That just defangs him. Granted Voldemort was never the most intelligent big bad out there but at least his raw cruelty was threatening! Also, the Deathly Hallows themselves seem kind of forced into the narrative at the last minute (to the point where I can't help but wonder if they were in the original draft of the book) and I really don't get their purpose in the overall story arc.
My next complaint is that the first part of the book makes dramatic deaths for characters we've hardly seen, but later in the pointless bloodbath several beloved characters are killed off screen and barely warrant so much as a mention. That's insulting to the characters we've come to love and is part of the aforementioned handfisted death message. These guys deserve better then that. Especially Colin, Remus and Tonks. There was no point to that boodbath at the end - it stopped being dramatic after the first ten names and started becoming ridiculous. It read like someone was saying, "oooh, gotta remember that war is senseless and brutal - okay, who gets the axe?" You'd think that Remus would at least deserve a death scene, or that Harry would have at least one father figure left alive. (that and I don't like the scene where he's run away from Tonks because he thinks the baby might be a werewolf - really, it just feels shoved in at the last moment and could be removed and it would be better for the character) ! I think Tolkien did this much better, and he only killed three major characters - Boromir, Theoden and Denethor.
Dumbledore: Ah, Dumbledore. I don't like you very much, I confess. You can't be both the Infallible Chessmaster and a flawed human being, and yet I can't remember a single instance in the books where you made a serious misjudgment (outside of Sirius's death, and really, his apology for that made no goddamned sense to me either) regarding anything. Really? So the Great Albus Dumbledore is literally never wrong? For the love of god. It also bothers me because of your sit-and-do-nothing-until-the-last-dying-second policy, which is really inapplicable in any similar situation but only works because Voldemort has the mentality of a six year old. I admit I'm harder on you then Snape because you get no criticism from any in-universe character, despite being just if not more damaging of your students in the way you handle them. I can't help but wonder if you were very kind to Harry over the years to ease your conscious of the fact that you were preparing him to die.
Albus Severus Potter: ...really, Harry? What did that poor kid do to you and Ginny to deserve to be named that? Also, I thought that by the end of the last book Harry had learned to stop living in the past. Evidently not.
James. Potter. Rowling, you wrote him as a Draco Malfoy with black hair. Am I supposed to find that sympathetic? The only images of him that we get are him being a bullying Gryffindor version of Draco Malfoy, and no one...and I mean no one has ever truly called him out on that bullshit. He is bloody venerated by everyone except Snape. God forbid the man be a little bitter over the fact that someone who made his life a living hell got everything he wanted handed on a goddamned silver platter and no one has ever called him how cruel and dehumanizing his 'pranks' were. Sure, Lily did it for a while, but then she succumbed to the 'everyone must love James Potter' aura the guy apparent generates and marries him despite it being perfectly clear he was just driving her away from her best friend. Frankly, I find the fact that she married him disturbing! Where I come from, if a guy keeps pushing the idea of dating you despite you firmly saying 'no' multiple times, stalks/harasses your male friends who are close to you (and offering to 'stop' if you agree to go out with him) you are highly recommended to get a restraining order. Those are warning signs of a frigging stalker/potential rapist, and THAT'S! NOT! ROMANTIC! THAT IS DISTURBING AND LEGALLY WRONG!
Also, James wasn't a head auror. He was unemployed. Rowling said so. He just lived off his parents money. Hmph. I won't just accept that he 'got nicer', I want to see it. Otherwise, I can't read his passages without getting really angry.
Comic Books, Marvel and DC - Things that Bother Me
Marriage: Why can't anyone stay married? This is really starting to get under my skin especially since DC has just arbitrarily decided to cancel the wedding of Batwoman to her girlfriend. I can't decide whether the writers are just lazy beyond belief because they can't come up with interesting plots that include married couples, or insulting that they believe that everyone who reads their comics are a bunch of singles who don't have any idea what a happy loving relationship looks like! They keep saying that the fans won't be interested in married characters because apparently that ages them fifty years or something. Except that people were furious when they keep breaking up relationships that have already been established, exhibit A? Spiderman and Mary-Jane! They had been married for twenty years real time and both characters were still perfectly interesting! Maybe we want to see characters continue to grow as they move into different stages in their lives, because it opens up a path for new stories to be told. I keep feeling like the executives don't want our icons getting married because they want to be able to fall back on the same generic plots they wore through twenty years ago that everyone's already gotten tired of seeing but reads anyway because that's what they've gotten used to seeing! Getting married doesn't destroy or age a character, it moves them into a different part of their lives where they will bear different responsibilities and have different freedoms! So no! I don't like that they broke up Barry Allen and Iris or Lois Lane and Superman! (and pairing him with Wonder Woman makes no goddamned sense to me either, it just feels like pandering to the vocal minority of the base that rabidly ships it; and doing a disservice to Diana by making her a Superman supporting character instead of treating her like an independent member of the Trinity) I want my favorite characters to get married, and I'm the one buying the comics!
Editorial Mandated Stories: Listen closely, editors. You are not writers. You cannot keep interfering with the guys penning the stories if you want to keep up good quality work! I haven't read an editorially mandated story that I haven't hated. (Civil War, Avengers vs X Men, the DC Reboot as a whole) Because Editors aren't story tellers, and they should just leave the storytelling to the writers!
Civil War: I did not pick up a comic book to read obtuse political battles. Why would anyone who picked up a comic book want to have obtuse political rhetoric shoved down their throats? I hate the way Tony is derailed into a pseudo Nazi and then the writer's insisted that was totally in character (when in reality there is nothing more of an opposite of what Tony Stark is then that). I hate the fact that the writers couldn't decide on who we were supposed to root for. I think the entire idea is incredibly stupid and I hate, hate, hate HATE it's 'sequel' EVEN MORE!
The Many Returns of the Joker: Again. I don't know if the writer's are simply too lazy to come up with new villains for Batman to face (or up the ante with the many interesting ones that he already has) or if they're far too attached to their little pets to want to let them go, but the Joker is beginning to wear on me. Don't get me wrong, the Joker is a good character...at first. But when you keep watching him get away with horrible crime after horrible crime you have to wonder why that idiot bat won't just make an exception and off the bastard, because there's no way Arkham Asylum can hold him for over five hours, and the people who keep suffering are the citizens who end up mutilated, murdered and have other horrible things happen to them! Now whenever I see the Joker in a comic book I just get angry, and not in a good way. And I freely admit - when the public started seeing the Joker as a sympathetic murderer in the Reboot, I ragequit Batman. If that's Gotham's perspective, they can save their own asses.
Women In Refrigerators: There's a lot of controversy swimming around comics over their portrayal of women, and I agree with a lot of it, because female superheroes are greatly outnumbered by their male counterparts. They're also often the first ones to get depowered, captured, stuffed in a fridge or have other horrible things happen to them...because they're women, (and often despite how genuinely powerful they really are) and the men have to come in and save them. This isn't the forties anymore, damn it! I thought we had gotten past this!
One More Day: The very existence of this thing enrages me beyond anything else. It was a brutal assassination of Peter's character; Peter never would have done what he does at the end with Mephisto if he were his actual self. This is one man forcing his fan fiction on the rest of us as Company Canon. I hate that he split Peter and MJ up and I really hate that stupid Sue he introduced as her replacement. (Carlie Cooper sucks)
Superman/Wonder Woman: They. Reduced. Freakin. Wonder. Woman. To just some pretty girl. on Clark's arm. Who only seems to care about their relationship. WONDER. WOMAN. No. Just...NO. (screams a long string of obscenities that could be heard on Mars) (I'm just going to assume you see the problem with that and move on...)
If you don't have a major project to do, I'd like to see some of these come to life (because I gave myself way too much to do). PM me if there's one you're interested in taking on. There's no time limit either!
Based off my new story 'The Boy Who Could Not Die'. Harry's body is the container for part of the soul of Lord Voldemort, but this has unexpected benefits. After all, Horcruxes can only be destroyed by Basilisk Venom, The Sword of Gryffindor, or Fiendfyre. Because he himself is a horcrux, Harry can only be killed by these things. When he is around seven/eight years old, something happens at the Dursleys that exposes his apparent invincibility to them. You can decide how they respond, but in the end Harry shall develop an utter confidence that he is invincible and loose the fear of everything.
Harry is aggressive, reckless, and possesses Deadpool-esque insanity (minus the fourth wall breaking). This hides away his fears and insecurities thanks to the Dursley's emotional abuse and fear of what he is. At one point, he rescues a girl/boy of your choosing by absorbing a would-be deadly blow and scaring off the attacker. This person shall eventually become friend/confident/love interest.
A horcrux person is
1 - incapable of physical injury. No exceptions barring the above mentioned horcrux destroyers.
2 - can go for long stretches without food or water, but they are still required in order to maintain energy and wakefulness. Without them, Harry would eventually get so tired he'd be unable to remain awake.
3 - physical capabilities are above the norm due to the body being sturdy and muscles never ripping/pulling/getting sore.
How Dumbledore responds to this revelation - Dumbledore can be anywhere on the manipulative scale, but Harry being invincible isn't part of his grand design. If very manipulative, it will make him look for other ways to control Harry; primarily through friends and emotional bribery.
No bashing of Molly or Ginny Weasley, Sirius, Remus or Tonks. Ron or Percy, however, are fair game, as are anyone else in Hogwarts.
Harry must fight the basilisk, and be injured severely for the first time ever. The fallout of this is yours to decide.
2. War of Five Regions
A minor dispute erupted into full-scale conflict when Kanto and Johto came to blows after a world tournament between the Gym Leaders. Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova were pulled into the embroiling conflict due to ancient alliances, while Kalos choose to remain neutral and a home for refugees. In this chaotic and bloody time, Ash Ketchum discovers the true meaning of a Pokemon Master - one who can calm conflicts...one who is chosen by the legendaries.
Unfortunately for him, he and May are trapped on opposite ends of the conflict. While May struggles to keep Max safe and find a way to protect her home in Hoenn, she discovers something that Kanto would kill to protect - sending both her and Ash spiraling towards the final conflict.
1 - many epic battles are required, spanning from LittleRoot to the League in Unova. All locations are welcome to be used except for Kalos, which is neutral and will not be involved in fighting until Yvetal is awakened by all the death that has been wrought, at which point they fight to contain him until Ash returns.
2 - Ash and May are a thing in this story, and their inability to fight each other must be important
3 - the gym leaders are on a sliding scale of accepting the war eagerly, secretly remaining neutral and helping refugees and political prisoners escape, or pacifists who have to flee to avoid conscription and help Ash in his journey later. In Kanto, Lt Surge is Eager, Koga is Neutral, and Erika is pacifist. In Johto, Clair is Eager, Pryce is Neutral, and Jasmine is Pacifist. In Hoenn, Brawley is Eager, Winona is Neutral, and Tate/Liza are Pacifist. In Sinnoh, Byron is Eager, Cadence is Neutral, and Maylene is Pacifist. In Unova, the Straighton Trio are Eager, Leonra is Neutral, and Drayden is Pacifist. The rest are scattered across the scale for you to choose from.
4 - N has some involvement; the Team Plasma members loyal to him are working underground to save battered/young Pokemon from battlefields or from being used as weapons.
5 - The Champions have some reservations about the war, Lance especially senses that something is up but must fight to protect his Region. By the third act, they will have come around; Lance and Cynthia in particular should be helping Ash as he goes to confront Yvetal.
6 - Giovanni, Ghetsis and Lysandre must be in some way responsible for the war. Giovanni and Ghetsis have their own selfish/miscellaneous motivations, but Lysandre wanted purely to resurrect Yvetal to wipe clean the slate (ie kill everyone who isn't part of Team Flare)
7 - AZ should have some plot importance
8 - Conflict between Ash's various travelling partners when they stand on opposite sides of any given battlefield.
9 - Any number of legendaries can be involved, either protecting their home haunts or assisting Ash in his attempt to end the war. Mewtwo in particular should be a force to be reckoned with, while Latios/Latias are Ash's most consistent helpers.
10 - Pokemon should make use of their creepy/unsettling Pokedex entries (Hypno and such) or just take their powers to the next level during conflict (Charizard and such)
In Westeros, the smallfolk have had quite enough. First, they suffered through the Mad King's Reign. Then they had to put up with a king who didn't know what he was doing, allowing conniving and selfish nobles to exploit them further over their petty feuds. But this bastard king, a selfish little monster who ordered their children slaughtered, was the absolute last straw. Riots turn into full blown revolution when Joffery Barantheon is dragged down by a raging crowd and stabbed to death.
1 - all the smallfolk must be in rebellion. After killing Joffery, they storm King's Landing. Despite heavy casualties, they overwhelm the Kingsguard by sheer numbers and take over.
2 - Sansa manages to escape because Sandor dragged her out of the crowd and took her north after Joffery was killed. Tyrion was spared the impromptu mass execution in the Red Keep due to being found by Tysha's relatives, who know what Tywin forced on him and his daughter.
3 - Cersei and Tywin Lannister must have a very, very terrible week. Poetic justice is done onto the Lion who is brought down by the sheep they thought had no mind or agency of their own.
4. Live. Die. Repeat.
Lily Evans was a mutant. She never had a name for the gift she had, even once she had entered the wizarding world. But her power was that whenever she died, she could throw her memories back to herself earlier that day, over and over and over, until she can find a way to save the people she loved. Escaping Voldemort's clutches with Harry, Lily flees Britian as a fugitive dark creature, roaming the world until she meets Magneto. The older mutant takes Lily and her child in to his brotherhood; and when Voldemort attacks them early on Magneto destroys his body in the battle (no horcruxes! Tommy should have known when to cut his losses!). Harry is raised by Lily and Mystique while learning about his innate mutation (whatever that may be, within reason - no Godlike!Harry, please) with 'uncle Eric'. And then Harry is called back to school...
1 - having Lily and Harry around has softened Magneto somewhat - he's less inclined to give normal people death sentences, but he's also quite protective of both of them.
2 - James died because Lily couldn't find a way to save both him and Harry. Sirius and Remus are both at odds with her over this once she meets them again and reveals the facts around it.
3 - Mutants are considered 'dark creatures' by the Wizarding Government, so Harry has to bear some of that prejudice along with the nasty 'i survived Voldemort's rage' thing. Though due to the circumstances of his survival, he is NOT the boy-who-lived. there is no boy who lived in this universe.
4 - while she is still quite empathetic, living with the Brotherhood and experiencing some of the less welcoming of humanity has made Lily more guarded and pragmatic then she was beforehand. Not to mention the number of time she has died will make her rather jaded. This may be interpreted as Slytherin aspects if you wish, because she raised Harry to be similarly cautious.
5 - Movie X-Men continuity only. No MCU in this particular fic, because that would make it bloated.
5. I Will Never Be Yours
What if Lily, quite firmly, never chose to marry James Potter due to who he was? What if Harry Potter, so important to the future of the war, was never born? Lily Evans finds herself an outnumbered protector of nonmagicals caught in the crossfire of the war against Voldemort. What will she do to be free of the dark world, so her children could live in peace in the future?
1 - canon divergence number 1, Severus died in the Shrieking Shack. Sirius, riddled with guilt, kidnapped Remus to save him from the death sentence and fled seeking atonement. They are not part of the story.
2 - Lily refused to ever get involved with James, who she viewed as a stalker thanks to the 'I'll stop bothering him if you date me' thing he pulled. Hence, Harry is not born and the prophecy has only one target - Neville.
3 - the many harassed half bloods and muggleborns decide to form their own side of the war, given the Order's strictly reactive policy and the pureblood dogma that exists even outside of Voldemort and his minions.
4 - Lily joins this force and discovers the truth of the horcruxes while spying on the Order for them.
5 - Lily's birthday must be moved to July if its not already there. The prophecy was misinterpreted (because Trawley is not as good a Seer as others). What does that mean? You decide the extent of it!
6 - Muggle weapons can be used, but try not to make them an end-all-be-all solution. Because that's a little too easy.
7 - end the war with a three way confrontation between Dumbledore Voldemort and Lily.
Good luck, and may you stand tall even if you're alone.
6. Galaxy Lost
What if Serena Tuskino was not a happy, normal, well adjusted girl when Luna presses her into the lifestyle of a Sailor Scout?
1 - violent, distrustful, nihilistic Serena who doesn't believe in true love, justice or much of anything. She could be a street girl, from a broken home, or something similar.
2 - the other girls should be given correspondingly difficult lives, allowing them to still find equal ground on which to trust each other.
3 - make them more violent. No 'Moon Tiara Action', more like 'Moon Tiara Scythe."
4 - Serena, given her attitude, isn't one to believe in 'destiny', so she often does things just as she believes they should be done. This puts her at odds with Darien and the Outer Scouts quite frequently
5 - Given that Serena is more confident and decisive, don't have her bow to the Outer Scout's every whims. Make her a queen.
7. Yet Another Halloween Story
You know the Halloween spell from Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Well, what if instead of only affecting the town of Sunnydale, the spell went awry and affected the entire multiverse as we know it? What would happen? What sort of shenanigans would our favorite characters get into? Who is responsible for the over exposure of the spell? What will the fallout be?
Harry, Ginny, Hermione and Luna find themselves trapped in a chaotic downtown London where a kid's army inspired party has disastrous consequences. Steve, Tony, Nat and Clint where pressed into chaperoning a high school dance when the whole situation went toes up - including one kid who dressed up as an Endbringer and is convinced she's a god now. Buffy and Willow decided to go out as Jean Grey and Storm respectively instead of their original dress, which leads to some very inventive demon slaying. Percy Jackson and his demigod friends find that the Halloween spell interferes with the mist - this Halloween will surely be one for the record books. If they all manage to survive the night.
1 - Let it be a glorious adventure dark comedy!
2 - Have some sort of explanation for how the Halloween spell is connecting the multiverse - perhaps have a dark, man-behind-the-man power behind it all, something none of them are familiar with. In PJO's universe, even the gods wouldn't understand how the spell is superseding their power.
3 - Be creative with the outfits! There can be movie monsters, the modern slashers, gods, and more! If you want Black Widow to face off against someone with the powers of Godzilla, go right ahead.
4 - Harry and Buffy meet first, then they meet Percy, and finally they all stumble upon the Avengers together. After some misunderstandings, they all band together to get to the bottom of this destructive spell.
5 - Feel free to go nuts with shipping, or to crossover ship, nothing's out of bounds.
6 - Don't bash any of the above mentioned characters, but feel free to bash anyone else if you heart desires it.
7 - Have cute and funny interactions between the characters - Harry and Percy can bond over having a prophecy over their heads, Buffy and Natasha could discuss having duties they feel they can't escape, etc.
8. All the Doors Are Open
Massive Kingdom Hearts crossover! Ali is a fairly regular girl until she has a dream about a keyblade, and keeps hearing the words 'all the doors are open. they musts be closed'. She's a secondary wielder - one created by Kingdom Hearts to help Sora, Riku and Kairi bear the load, and only one of many. With this, Ali finds herself careening through worlds she thought were just stories - confronting all the villains that scared her as a child and meeting her heroes. But the truth about the opened doors may be more sinister than any of them were lead to believe.
The worlds added to the Kingdom Hearts continuum are as follows - the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pixar, Inheritance Cycle, Harry Potter, Warrior Cats, Magonia, Mega Man, My Little Pony (fourth gen), Metroid, Pokemon (game canon), Sonic the Hedgehog, Avalon Code, Naruto.
1 - The council of villains should include the big bads of those respective worlds on the following charts. The Rulers of Darkness: Ansem/Xenmas/Xenoheart, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sideous, Sauron the Dark One, Tigerstar of Shadowclan, Weil/Model W, Mother Brain, Thanos, Ghetsis and Mandara. The Lesser Generals: Voldemort/Tom Riddle, Tirac (4th gen incarnation) Hawkfrost of Riverclan, Doctor Albert Wily, Doctor Robotnick/Eggman, Ridley, Dark Samus. Wild Cards: Loki Odinson, Obito (Naruto), Prince Valdo, Any member of Organization 13, Lysandre (Team Flare). Shock Troops - Space Pirates, Heartless, Mavericks, Robot Masters, Robotic copies of the heroes (ex: Metal Sonic) the Chitauri, Dementors, Changelings (though they can also fall under the Wild Card banner depending on their temperment), Savage Pokemon (Hydregon, Salamance, etc)
2 - The candidates for secondary keyblade wielders CANNOT be the primary heroes of any given world. Only 'secondary' heroes are eligible. Recommendations - Ron Weasley, Sakura/Hinata, Greystripe of Thunderclan, Roll/Iris/Ciel (Megaman), Amy Rose, Ashoka/Padme, Scott Lang/Happy Hogan, Apple Bloom/Sweetie Bell/Scootaloo
3 - Have Ali be interesting (she can be native to any world you wish); let her grow into the role of a heroine as the story progresses without taking too much from the other heroes along the way.
4 - Sora, Riku and Kairi should still be involved in the main plot, though they should probably be incapacitated for the beginning of the story up until the halfway point.
5 - Any 'Wild Card' is bound to be just as likely to rescue you as they are to attack you. Some of them can switch permanently to the good side as the end of the story draws near.
6 - When Ali and her companions go to the Warriors or MLP worlds, have them transform into cats/ponies like in the Lion King.
7 - The Princesses of Heart are as follows - Riley (Pixar), Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter), Sandstorm (Warrior Cats), Cadance/Fluttershy (My Little Pony FIM), Jasmine (Pokemon), Arwen/Eoywen (Lord of the Rings), Iris (Mega Man), Cream the Rabbit (Sonic the Hedgehog), Leia Skywalker (Star Wars), Jane Foster (MCU), Arya (IC) Fana (Avalon Code)
8 - In the end, all the primary heroes have to fight through all of the Shock troops of the Darkness while the keyblade wielders and princesses go to close the doors. ALL THE EPIC. Make it badass!
9 - Both shipping (het, slash, canon or crossover) and bashing (if any) at your discretion. Just try to avoid the really generic if you do(re: Kairi, Ginny, Amy Rose, Spottedleaf)
10 - Worlds should interact in interesting way.
9. War of Timelines
There is a pervading theory of alternate universes - where someone was born a day later or a day earlier changed the future for those who lived in them. Harry from the universe best known stumbles across this truth when he meets two of his counterparts during the confrontations with a thousand dementors. Harry and the mafia raised Hadrian are both interned in St Mugos for recovery while feral child Heather goes on a violent rampage against those she believes are death eaters.
When the Veil is torn, more universes begin to collide posing irrefutable danger to everyone alive. Caught between his Voldemort and the violence of other worlds, Harry goes out to find the counterparts of himself who can help him close the gates before all falls into oblivion.
1 - The only two universe required to adapt are the Mafia Harry universe and the feral girl Harry universe. Otherwise, you can go nuts depicting the strange worlds canon Harry discovers during this adventure. You can have as many as you can feasibly add in without stretching the plot too thin.
2 - Hadrian isn't exactly a welcome addition to Harry's universe, considering his a pretty cold pragmatist and violent anti villain, as he had been raised by a Corleone-esque figure after orchestrating the death of a severely abusive Vernon and Petunia. He ruled the streets of his Hogwarts through subtle intimidation and violence, and his loyal inner circle (kids from his year in every house, including Ginny, a Ravenclaw Hermione, Susan Bones and Blaise Zabini) enforce his brutality streak.
3 - Heather is a somewhat unstable feral girl because her Petunia abandoned her in the woods and she was presumed dead by muggle authorities. She managed to survive and came back to society with uncontrollable magic and little understanding of normal behavior. She has a wolf like personality [wolf animagus form] and her teeth are sharp due to the environment.
4 - The universes aren't meant to be in such close contact, because the fabrics fall apart under the pressure of trying to sustain each other as well as themselves, a la The His Dark materials series. To save the worlds, the gates between them have to be closed, which will require some very hefty magic to do so - an amount that no single wizard, even one with power like Voldemort or Dumbledore, should be capable of.
5 - Don't be afraid to shake up character dynamic and alliances throughout the story! Suggested archetypes are good!Bellatrix, anti-hero!Tom Riddle, traitor James Potter, evil!Sirius, evil!Hermione, werewolf leader Remus, non magical prejudice vs magical prejudice, worlds without the Statue of Secrecy, wrong boy who lived! stories, etc.
6 - Harry should have a number of interesting interactions with his alternate universe counterparts, such as sibling feelings (ie Heather, a wrong boy who lived Harry) to utter terror/disgust of his more violent/evil counterparts (ie Hadrian)
7 - Keep Harry's canon characters with their normal arcs - that should make the interactions with other worlds interesting, and having all versions of a certain character being a bashed archetype would be pretty redundant.
8 - Some alternate universe characters try to pretend to be their counterparts, some of them ending up in the other worlds a la Hadrian and Heather (example - Ginny has to sufficiently pretend to be her savage Inner Circle self when she ends up in Hadrian's world. Meanwhile, her counterpart tries to seduce canon!Harry in order to expand her beloved Hadrian's empire)
9 - Have canon!Dumbledore be on Harry's side; while at least one or two manipulative bastard greater good esque Dumbledore plotting against the other worlds (he may have multiple motives)
10 - Have a living Lily or James Potter appear in the story for added conflict - perhaps Harry's counterpart was the one killed in that Universe by the Dark Lord. Or they could be the selfish and hateful wrong boy who lived type...which would probably be more traumatic to canon!Harry than anything else he's encountered so far.
11 - Lord Voldemort's role can be given to other characters (eg Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Snape, James, etc) in a few different worlds, or you can switch the generations around making Tom the 1990's wonderchild while Harry was the one who lived in the war against Grindelwald, a la "Warrior's Heir."
12 - Some people won't want all the gates between worlds closed - perhaps there's a Harry who actually wants his parents in his life, or Hermione meets an alternate sister of hers that she grows quite attached to.
13 - There's some room for crossover cameos, though try to ensure that any given one doesn't offset the story with their abilities (eg Jedi Harry, son of Hades Harry, Avenger Harry) or become too omnipresent. Try to keep them a bit in the background.
Forget your name, and I'll forget it too. Good luck.
10. Dark Children
It's generally accepted that the British Ministry of Magic has a very low opinion of 'dark creatures', including centaurs and werewolves. However, it's kept pretty far in the background of canon proper, something that I wish had been given more prominence because I find it interesting. So, in this challenge, there will be more 'creatures' who will back Harry in hopes of gaining the freedom they long for.
There are more creatures prominent here than in canon. The list of creatures who can have children with humans are sirens, succubi, silkie, elves, and even demons.
1 - Retcon a number of Harry's fellow students into half creatures, some of whom have hidden their parentage better than others. Richer families are likely to have a better kept secret than a straight up muggleborn/creature pairing. The students suggested for this retcon include Daphne Greengrass, Tracey Davis, Hannah Abbott, Graham Pritchard, Blaise Zabini, Katie Bell, Pavarti Patil.
2 - It's not safe to be a 'dark creature' in Magical Britain. The Ministry declares that any partially sentient creature capable of magic has to register with them (which works a bit like the Star of David in certain places). They are also frequently the target of the 'Disposal of Dangerous Creatures' branch, who are charged with handling any trials and crimes one may be accussed of. Quite often, these victims are subjected to rigged trails and executions, especially when framed up/messed up by more wealthy purebloods.
3 - Harry's 'saving people thing' prompts him to take up the 'creature cause' as it's called, which naturally leads to opposition with the Ministry but gains him a lot more allies to face down Voldemort with.
4 - 'Dark Creatures' have some capabilities inherited from their corresponding parent. Silkie children can shapeshift, sirens can manipulate people's thoughts/emotions through vocal suggestion, elves have extended lifestyles and connection to nature, incubi/succubi have an irresistible allure, and half demons can use dark magic with a thought.
5 - Harry is recommended to hook up with a half 'dark creature' if there's going to be romance, though it is not required.
There are a lot of stories where Harry manages to become an animagus. This always seems to go off without a hitch...but what if it didn't? What if something went wrong...so wrong, that Harry was never the same? What is the worst that can happen?
1 - Harry's transformations give him the mind of whatever animal he transforms into - whether they be herbivores or carnivorous, big or small, harmless...or dangerous.
2 - Give it a creature horror flick vibe , with the creature!Harry stalking the halls of Hogwarts and killing people he comes across. The teachers are less helpful than they should be, because this is year five in which Umbridge has ensured that they are virtually powerless to control the students or contact anyone outside the school.
3 - Umbridge is too stubborn to call the aurors, wanting to convince everyone that the Ministry has everything under control.
4 - Harry ends the story either sacrificing himself or being put down by one of his reluctant loved ones.
12. War of Blood Clan
Blood Clan and it's leader Scourge are quite beloved by Warriors fans despite being only in the sixth book of the first arc. But what if they were a more constant presence throughout that arc? What if, just after Fireheart and Graystripe brought Wind Clan back to the forest, Scourge decided that his violent clan needed more food and took to the woods next to the Twoleg place? How will the clans face off against this threat in a time where they are so divided? And what of the two brothers, Scourge and Fireheart, raised in different lives, forced to confront each other?
1 - This is just after book 1, so Brokenstar and Tigerclaw are still threats to the inside of the clans and may try to instigate their plans during the ongoing battle against BloodClan.
2 - Fireheart is the first one to realize that the clans can only defeat BloodClan as a collective, so despite his loyalty to ThunderClan and the Warrior Code he tries to convince other warriors to band together despite their clan differences. Silverstream and Onewhisker are heavily recommended as part of this collective.
3 - Bluestar, Crookedstar, Nightstar and Tallstar should have some differing opinions but will help each other against BloodClan's continuing attacks.
4 - Fireheart may uncover the connection between himself and Scourge, which may affect how he handles the final fight. If Devil May Cry has taught us anything, even if he's a violent killer it's difficult to kill your own brother.
5 - the clans may still in fight despite the threat of BloodClan, which Fireheart and his companions will have to struggle against. Despite pointing out the folly of this, they may still be accused of being traitors to their clan.
6 - Add more faces to BloodClan along with Scourge and Bones - give them even more weight, fill them with savage cats and even freak out Tigerclaw.
7 - Brokenstar may take himself and his loyal warriors shall join BloodClan. Brokenstar may attempt to supplant Scourge, which if you've read the Darkest Hour you know why that's a bad idea. Blackfoot may return to ShadowClan in a crisis of conscience like in the books.
Write a tale StarClan would approve of.
13: Lily Evans-Potter: World Wanderer
We all know the iconic moment where Lily Potter willingly sacrifices herself for her only son. We also are familiar with Dumbledores favorite saying "death is but the next great adventure." Impressed by her courage and selflessness, the grim reaper allows Lily Potter another chance at life, but with a cavet - she cannot return to her home world. She is given a world where she can be a home, but she needs to find it because her connection to death is cut in the middle of the reaper's explanation (this may be because Voldemort turned one of the Hallows into a horcrux, damaging Death).
With nothing to do but wander through the multiverse until she finds this second home, Lily comes across many strange stories...many of which involve her beloved son, but not as she remembers him. When she comes to a wrong-boy-who-lived world, she takes pity on her 'unwanted' son and takes him away from her (still abusive) alternate sister and protects him and his triplet sister from a world that seems determined to destroy them.
1 - This is a wrong-boy-who-lived world where this Lily and James Potter survived. Unfortunately, this Harry might have been better of if they did die that night, because they are abusive, fame seeking tools who treat him terribly compared to their hellspawn of a 'chosen' child. They have come to believe that this Harry is simply a horcrux that needs to die before the 'chosen one' can swoop in and finish off Voldie. Canon Lilly comes to blows with them when Harry is revealed to be the true one and she refuses to return him to them.
2 - Harry's sister (her name is your call) stood up for him to her family and was given the cold shoulder for it, treated as 'delusional' and such so she runs away with Harry once they both meet canon!Lily.
3 - The 'wrong boy who lived' (his name is also your call) has Ron and Hermione as his friends, and these two have all their canon flaws but their redeeming traits are further and fewer inbetween. the WBWL himself will be, basically, a worst case scenario version of Harry - combine Draco's arrogance, Ron's gluttony, Pansy's bitchiness and Lockhart's incompetence to forge his character.
4 - Given how utterly assholish everyone tends to be in these sorts of world, canon!Lily shall be severely tempted to just let Voldemort devour this world and leave taking Harry his sister and their few friends with her. Whether or not she goes through with this or still decides to help Harry take down the Dark Lord is up to you.
5 - The usual suspects for this story can be used - manipulative dumbledore, bad James and Lily, arrogant/fame seeking Weasleys, but I would like for a few usually troped characters to be shown sympathetically to spice things up.
6 - Lily will come to love this Harry as if he were her blood son, his sister too. She'll unleash all her mama bear rage upon anyone who threatens them or harms them in any way.
7 - Lily was granted some extra magic from the Grim Reaper before she was sent to this world - use it in interesting ways!
8 - Try to explain in detail how the whole 'boy who lived' thing worked despite alternate Lily's continued survival - if that's indeed what happened. Most stories seem to ignore this, so I'd like to see someone dig into it.
The wrong boy may just get his happy ending after all.
14. The Powers He Knows Not - Go, my Pokemon
Crossover, inspired by 'The Wishing Door'. The usual stuff at first, Harry's sent to the Dursleys, they're assholes to him, he mysteriously disappears one day. Harry wakes up in the Pokemon world and is raised alongside Serena and Calem in the Kalos region. Naturally he becomes far better adjusted and helps them take down Team Flare, gaining a pretty impressive team himself. However, prophecies are stubborn things and magic porthole drags Harry back to his original world along with his adoptive siblings.
Harry's not particularly impressed at being dragged into a conflict he has no interest in, preferring to search for a way home, but when Death Eaters force his hand, he brings out the 'power he knows not' alongside Serena and Calem.
1 - Harry's Pokemon Team must consist of the following: one Kalos or Kanto starter, one Dragon Type, one Electric Type, one Ghost type, one Water type and one minor legendary (Suicune, Latios, Keldo, etc). They are all well trained and have been in conflicts before, so they'll all have powerful moves (depending on their species) and are prepared to kill to keep him safe.
2 - Calem's team should consist of a Greninja (moveset Night Slash, Waterfall, Extrasensory and Gunk Shot) a Malamar (Superpower, Psycho Cut, Night Slash, Subsitute) an Aurorus (Hyper Beam, Return, Ice Beam, Ancient Power) an Absol [with a Mega Stone] (moveset Dark Pulse, Night Slash, Shadow Ball and Ariel Ace) a Gogoat (moveset Leech Seed, Seed Bomb, Bulldoze and Horn Leech) and a Dragalge (moveset Sludge Bomb, Hydro Pump, Draco Meteor and Dragon Pulse)
3 - Serena's team should consist of a Chesnaught (moveset Needle Arm, Spiky Shield, Revenge and Brick Break) a Meowtisc (moveset Psychic, Shadow Ball, Signal Beam and Fake Out) a Heliotisk (moveset Paraplegic Charge, Earthquake, Thunderbolt and Surf) Tyrantrum (moveset Crunch, Fire Fang, Earthquake and Dragon Claw) A Sylveon (moveset Wish, Moon Blast, Dazzling Gleam and Calm Mind) and a Noivern (Moveset Draco Meteor, U turn, Rock Slide and Air Slash)
4 - The three of them have a friendly three way rivalry, but they're also a tight knit group and quite protective of one another. Calem and Serena wouldn't hesitate to sic their entire teams on whoever threatened their little brother.
5 - Pokemon are insanely dangerous, especially in the Magical World. Both Dark and Ghost types seem to exude some sort of anti magic due to their powers, and every other type is still spell resistant and damage dealing enough to cause quite a bit of havoc without being subdued.
6 - Harry isn't keen on remaining in his old 'home', given he has nothing but bad memories of it thanks to the Dursleys. Therefore, he will react negatively to any attempts to -force- him to remain there regardless of his wishes.
7 - Romance is optional but if you do, do not pair Harry with Calem or Serena - they have a strictly sibling relationship.
8 - The Minister will likely be his usual dumb self when it comes to the Pokemon and will make the situation between the wizards and the Trainers worse than it already was before after the Pokemon kill a huge number of Death Eaters.
9 - Stick to game canon with Pokemon. As for Harry, since you get your Pokemon licence at eleven, I recommend sending him back to his 'home' world either in fourth or fifth year. (perhaps it was the goblet's magic that brings them there)
10 - Please avoid Weasley bashing, that's far too generic/common in this sort of story. Feel free to destroy anybody else though, perhaps someone who isn't famous for getting this treatment.
If you trip for no reason, listen for laughter. That might be Harry's Haunter making fun of you.
15. There have always been five clans in the forest
All those who have read Firestar's Quest know of the forgotten fifth clan, Skyclan. When their territory was destroyed by Twolegs, they appealed to the other clans for help, but were turned away and forced into exile, but what if the forest was just a bit bigger, and the other leaders were willing to aide them in their most desperate hour?
Skyclan managed to reclaim a place for themselves in the forest, and the are part of the compassion and the conflicts that follow. They are there during the rise of Bluestar and the warmongering of Brokenstar, but most importantly they are still there when a kittypet is adopted into Thunderclan and a malevolent Tigerclaw plans to usurp control of the entire forest - by whatever means necessary. Where will they stand in this? What will their presence change? And how will this affect the prophecy of fire saving the clans?
1 - Explain how SkyClan was capable of remaining in the forest. Perhaps add more area to the forest itself - making it a nature preserve that could sustain more life more easily. Or perhaps the twoleg intrusion was a land-laundering scheme that fell through in the courts, causing a wider Thunderpath but not suburbs. There should be a fairly rational explanation for it, if you can factor it in.
2 - Naturally, Skyclan's continued presence in the forest would affect the setup and the balance of the clans. As such; who would they ally with in the beginning? Would they resist Brokenstar, perhaps be chased out similar to WindClan? Would they remain neutral, with only a few defiant warriors deciding to do what's right instead of obeying their leader without question? Would they be close to Thunderclan? RiverClan? ShadowClan? Would a young Leafstar gain her warrior name alongside Fireheart and Greystripe? What about the pack of dogs; how would they be affected by that?
3 - When things become tense, perhaps some cats who remember the time when Skyclan was nearly forced to leave and state that it was a warning, and that Skyclan should not remain in the forest? Will SkyClan have to fight off more than one clan to confirm their right to live in the forest? Surprise us!
4 - Use a mixture of the cats mentioned in Firestar's Quest and SkyClan's Destiny as well as a number of OCs to form the bulk of present day SkyClan - the only ones required are Leafstar, SharpClaw, Echosong and Skywatcher.
5 - if you go into the second arc, remember to have a warrior from SkyClan go along with Brambleclaw and his group to get the new prophecy. Again, this should result in some things happening quite differently (ie, the Tribe and Sharptooth)
6 - SkyClan's continued presence could put the clans on more even ground with BloodClan numbers wise when the time comes, or in contrast you could make Blood Clan even BIGGER to compensate for this.
They say there were five clans in the forest...but there have always been six.
16. Pokemon Colosseum 3: Reign of Cipher
While I haven't played Pokemon Coloseeum and XD myself, I've seen it on youtube and I agree that the series is very underrated. Cipher's evil, sealing the hearts of Pokemon, is only contested by Ghetsis and Lysandre's...and they only had access to Pokemon up to generation 3. But what if they returned, as Ardos promised they would in XD? How much more dangerous would they become?
The Misery of Orre used to be self contained, due to the far off nature of the island. However, Ardos decided that a change of tactics was in order, and commanded his underlings to submerge themselves in other regions to capture new Pokemon for the Shadow program. They go unnoticed for a while until new Kalos Champion Serena/Calem busted a black market ring that leads him/her to discover Cipher.
Ardos decides to make his move then - to use his newly acquired shadow Pokemon to take over not only Orre, but all the other regions across the world. The battles are fierce, but shadow Pokemon have a disturbing upper hand after the initial clashes. Desperate for a way to save the suffering Pokemon and cripple Cipher's advantage, Kalos Champion Serena/Calem, Kanto Champion Red/Leaf, and Sinnoh Champion Dawn/Lucas are delivered to Orre to discover the secrets of Purification. There, they meet Wes, Rui and Michael, who have safeguarded the purification chambers. An companionship is formed and the war on Cipher begins...
1 - Update Cipher's roster up to gen six - feel free to use Cipher admins from both games with some new faces. For Shadow Pokemon, there should be some frightening choices made - like shadow Phantump, shadow Yamask, shadow Jellicent, shadow Charizard, shadow Greninja, shadow Keldeo, shadow Noivern, shadow Espurr/Meowtisc, shadow Reninculus and more.
2 - Remember, shadow moves are super effective against all non shadow types, and many have exclusive moves they only know pre purification. Post purification, they have unlockable moves that are normally tutor moves or moves the species doesn't usually have. You can expand this to include Hidden Abilities and egg moves as well.
3 - Every region can be involved, regardless of those just infiltrating Orre. I recommend having two perspective's - one following the characters in Orre while another follows the conflict with Cipher outside in the rest of the world.
4 - Since transforming a Pokemon into a Shadow type requires sealing the Pokemon's heart, Cipher won't be able to access any Mega Evolutions. The Protagonists, however, can, which gives them a decent advantage against their opponents.
5 - If there are shadow legendaries such as the case was with shadow Lugia, have them wreak royal havoc. Considering that Primal Groundon could reduce Orre to the consistency of glass, Cipher may regret putting these magnificent creatures through such a process...those kinds of forces can prove difficult to control.
Pokemon reduced to killing machines...there is no greater threat in this colorful world.
17. Not the Only Loving Mother
As touching as I find Lily's sacrifice for her son, I can't help but feel rather annoyed at the implications that Lily is the only one who's love for her son saved her children through the ancient magic. I mean, come on! You mean no other mother ever was 'special' enough to give her children love protection by offering to die in their place?
Well, put kibosh on that. Instead, let's have Voldemort do his usual thing - going around murdering muggle families for kicks until a fateful moment when his sadism blows up in his face (like it always seems to). When the mother of the house successfully fends him off for a little, she pleads for him to spare her children - offering to die in their place. Of course, Voldemort scoffs, kills her and goes to clean out the house - and dies.
This could be an OC family, the Granger residence, or another muggle born/half blood of your choice. (if it's an OC, try to make them as compelling as possible!)
1 - Consider how this might change the dynamics of the present day wizarding world - Sirius never would have gone to Azkaban and Lily/James would still be alive - perhaps they had more children, perhaps Sirius got married. Hell, maybe even Pettigrew is still around. Feel free to shake up the family and friend dynamics presented in the canon storyline with the presence of this new kid who lived.
2 - Have the new kid-who-lived as the focal point of the story - don't be afraid to take them on a radically different journey than Harry's standard ride.
3 - The Ministry will likely consider the kid who lived a moveable pawn in this world, since they have no wizarding family unlike Harry. I expect things will be noticeably more difficult for the kid, since prejudice against muggleborns is so harsh. If the kid who lived happens to be a muggle, that could be even more interesting - the wizards would want to keep him to try and discover his/her 'immunity' while the kid wants nothing to do with this lunacy.
4 - No bashing of the Weasley family please! That is far too generic and annoying. Feel free to pour out all your hatred on the Ministry though!
5 - I also recommend morally grey Dumbledore.
6 - If guns are indeed the 'power he knows not', try not having them be the 'hit this button to win' in every situation. Where's the fun in that?
I wonder if this is a good idea.
18. One Big Family
So, we know from Rachel Dare's existence that there are normal humans who can see through the Mist in the Percy Jackson Universe. We also know that the gods can be dicks and that they believe fate to be unassailable. What if there was a person, a boy or a girl, who saw through the mist and didn't feel that way? What if this person made a point of taking in lost young demigods, treating them as his/her own sons/daughters? Can a normal mortal, in a world where all the great faces in history were children of the gods, make enough of a difference to change the world's fate?
Simply put, the OC main character starts seeing through the mist at twelve after making some unflattering remarks about the gods during History Class (something about them being super powered children throwing fits when they didn't get their way). Naturally, this causes them a great deal of stress and results in people viewing him/her as crazy and shunning them. When the MC turns twenty two, they find Luke, Thalia and Annabeth stealing from their fridge and decides to take them in, having found a celestial bronze weapon to protect them self with. Some time and shenanigans later, Nico and Bianca join them. Then the Lightning Thief storyline starts...
1 - The MC should be somewhat cynical, cool tempered but great with children, being barren and unable to have any of their own. However, they're also very savvy, especially when it comes to old legends. They realize the common pitfalls when it came to the old stories and often made different decisions or exploited exact words to get better choices and solutions when faced with mythological trouble. Their presence aggravates the gods, who see him/her as a huge spanner in the planned fates and don't like how they see them (basically as spoiled children)
2 - Luke and Bianca are the de facto big brother/sister of the demigods growing up with the MC, a role they share with gusto. Bianca grows out of some of her more selfish traits that she had in the book, while Luke becomes a bit more levelheaded and less bitter (owing to how the MC treats him and understanding what happened to his mother a bit better.) Annabeth is the middle child while Nico is the baby of the group, something that embarrasses him.
3 - Feel free to add as many demigods to the MC's humble abode as you wish, including children of Hestia and Roman gods.
4 - If you want to give Hera and Artemis children, I'm welcome to the idea. However, I recommend an explanation to why they have children in the first place. Perhaps there's another human who can see through the mist, but used his understanding of the world to artifically create children of the gods? ...That would be a rather insidious reason for their existence.
5 - Percy and Sally could come join the group during the Lightning Thief plotline.
Family is everything.
I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a bitch.
I'm a GAY RIGHTS SUPPORTER, so I WILL go to hell.
I'm a CHRISTAN, so I MUST think gay people should go to hell
I'm RELIGIOUS, so I MUST shove my beliefs down your throat.
I TAKE ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, so I MUST be crazy.
I WEAR BLACK, so I MUST be a Goth or emo.
I'm a WHITE GIRL, so I MUST be a nagging, steal-your-money kind of girlfriend.
I DRESS IN UNUSUAL WAYS so I MUST be looking for attention.
I WEAR WHAT I WANT, so I MUST be a poser.
I hang out with GAYS, so I must be GAY TOO
I'm a VIRGIN so I MUST be prude
I'm a FEMALE GAMER, so I MUST be ugly... or crazy.
I'm a GIRL who actually EATS LUNCH, so I MUST be fat.
I'm SINGLE so I MUST be ugly.
I'm CHRISTIAN so I MUST hate homosexuals.
I'm NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, so I MUST be a loser.
I'm OVERWEIGHT, so I MUST have a problem with self-control.
I couldn't hurt a FLY, So I MUST be a pussy.
I support GAY RIGHTS, so I MUST fit in with everyone.
I don't like to be in a BIG GROUP, so I MUST be anti-social.
I have a DIFFERENT sense of HUMOR, so I MUST be crazy.
I tell people OFF, so I MUST be an over controlling bitch.
My hair gets GREASY a lot, so I MUST have no hygiene skills.
I'm DEFENSIVE, so I MUST be over controlling and a bitch.
I read Comics, so I MUST be a loser.
I am a FANGIRL so I MUST be a crazy, obsessed stalker.
I'm INTELLIGENT so I MUST be weak.
I’m a YOUNG WRITER, so I MUST be emo.
I’m CANADIAN, so I MUST talk with a funny accent.
I'm CANADIAN, so I MUST love hockey and beavers
I'm a TEENAGER, so I MUST have a STEREOTYPE.
I’m WHITE, so I MUST be responsible for everything going wrong on the planet: past, present, and future.
I’m not the most POPULAR person in school, so I MUST be a loser
I care about the ENVIRONMENT...I MUST be a tree hugging hippy
I have a FAN CHARACTER, so I MUST be annoying and delusional.
I like CARTOONS, so I MUST be IRRESPONSIBLE.
I like READING, so I MUST be a LONER.
I DISAGREE with my government, so I MUST be a TERRORIST.
I'm a PERSON, so I MUST be LABELED
I SPOT GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, so I MUST be a pedantic bitch.
I’m STRONG so I MUST be stupid.
I'm a TEENAGER, so I MUST have no clue
I use GOOD GRAMMAR, so I MUST be a snob.
I prefer FANTASY and SCI-FI, so I MUST be out of touch with reality.
I love TO LEARN so I MUST be boring.
I'm WHITE, so I MUST be a racist.
I am a GIRL, so boys MUST be better than me at sports.
I am a GIRL, so I MUST only be good at work
I’m a YOUNG WRITER, so I MUST be emo
I'm a FEMINIST, so I MUST have a problem with sexuality and I want to castrate every man on the earth.
I like READING, so I MUST be a LONER.
I DON'T LIKE to talk about my personal life so I MUST be having problems.
Repost this if you are against stereotypes.