Just had a thought, for anyone who looks at my page thanks to looking at my favorite stories list...
What about a Ranma crossover story similar to the story of the (admittedly bad) Jet Li film "The One"? Ranma, of course, wouldn't be interested in killing the alternate versions of him he meets... but someone like Taro might. And so Ranma would have to get help from lots of alternate versions of himself.
I'd imagine keeping track of which Ranma is which would be tough... perhaps appending a number-suffix (Ranma-213, etc.) would help.
The various Ranmas would, of course, come from the various Fan-Fics here and in other places. What would the Ranma Chryssalid's "The Road to Cydonia" think of "Sailor Ranko"? Could some of the Ranmas even work with the others?
The longer they take to work together, the more powerful Taro gets... and Taro knows that killing Ranmas only helps those that remain, so he can't just slaughter his enemies.
Anyone want to take up this idea?
Another idea, after reading more Ranma/Sailor Moon crossovers.
I don't know if it's been done... but how about a crossover where the Senshi replace the roles of most of the girls in the Ranma story?
First, you replace Akane with Rei Hino (Mars). I'd first thought to use Usagi here, but she doesn't fit the role and Rei certainly does. It leaves us with no Kasumi or Nabiki as actual sisters, but still retains the dynamic between the fiances.
Next, to replace Shampoo I'd originally thought Makoto (Jupiter)... however, subsequent thoughts about the cast let me to Minako (Venus) instead. Minako as a generally boy-crazy Amazon (who still hates Mousse), chasing after Ranma really appeals. Plus, having her "secretly" be Sailor V (of course Cologne knows) in the beginning allows for the cat-related craziness to ramp up to 11. Having both Artemis as an advisor & a cat-curse of her own really messes up her chances with Ranma.
For Ukyo, I'd put Makoto. Makoto's martial skills & culinary skills, plus her orphan standing make her the most obvious for the role. Makoto is registered on her family rolls as a boy, with the stipulation that it will change if "he" can kill Genma & Ranma, or marry Ranma. This also allows for shippers who want to see Makoto & Ami together. :D
Speaking of Ami (Mercury)... having her take a Nabiki-esqe role. Just make Ami a bit less shy and a bit more cynical and she easily fits.
Usagi should remain Usagi. It should be interesting to see how Usagi as Sailor Moon deals with the much more extreme personalities of the other Senshi. Plus, early on she could be interested in Ranma... which sets up the rivalry with Rei.
Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask). I could see him in either a Kuno-type role or a Ryoga-type role. Either one adds a lot of depth & wackiness to the character.
Mousse & Kodachi don't get replacements... but Setsuna (Pluto) as Hinako the Chi Vampire gets me laughing just at the mental image... though Hotaru (Saturn) could also fill that role.
Not sure where to put Haruka (Uranus) & Michiru (Neptune)... a Martial Arts Motocross challenge maybe?
Another new idea...
"Hello, my name is Hibiki Ryoga, you made my life hell, prepare to die!"
Start with Kasumi telling a bed-time story to an unidentified kid... the story of Akane & "the hentai boy". Akane calls him "hentai" instead of "farmboy" and Ranma says "whatever, tomboy" instead of "as you wish". Ranma leaves on a training journey and is reported as being "lost".
At first, I thought of Kuno replacing Prince Humperdink... but then I thought Prince Herb would work better, leaving Kuno to replace Count Rugen, the six-fingered man. This also puts Sasuke as the replacement for the albino hunchback assistant.
Ryoga obviously replaces Inigo Montoya (the line is just too perfect!)... not sure who replaces Fezzik, maybe Mousse? Vicssini is another tough one... though the use of poisons implies Kodachi.
Of course, The Dread Pirate Ranko is stuck as a girl most of the time...
BTW, I'm up for being a Beta-Reader. My talents lie primarily in spell-checking, grammar-checking and general word-use. I'm good at plots and story ideas, not so good at writing dialog. :D
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