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Author has written 37 stories for Game X-overs, Sonic the Hedgehog, Halo, and Mass Effect.
I have now started a wiki to help with information regarding the story universe! It's still in progress so not a whole lot of pages are there right now. If anybody would like to contribute, I would be very appreciative! We are currently at 443 articles on the site so far!
IN ADDITION TO THIS:
I have now decided to take my first foray into the Let's Play business! I'm still just starting out, but I'm having a lot of fun so far with the whole process! Here is a link to my channel, and please, I appreciate comments, complaints, or even hard feedback!
Greetings! Welcome to my page! My name is Chris, and I am the writer of one of the longest crossover series on Fanfiction.net.
I take great pride in my work as I am steadily working my way towards publishing my own original work! I am a 21 year old male from Southeastern Canada right on the US border and I have an imagination. My work takes two very different universes and mixes them together just right creating a world that is deep, believable, and very personable. For an idea of what this world is, please read this passage below!
WHAT MAKES MY WORLD UNIQUE:
I have been writing stories for about six years, though it's probably closer to seven at this point. My stories have an edge to it that I believe don't exist in many other places. The story has a special edge that I feel is one of its defining features. My writing universe is a persistent and procedural-generated crossover universe. Those familiar with my wors know it well. Those of you stumbling across this page for the first time, well, sit tight and listen to this: my crossover universe consists of the Sonic and Halo universes. Those of you new to my profile might say 'why would you EVER choose to mix those two universes together? They have absolutely nothing in common!'. That right there is the fun of it! These two universes have absolutely nothing in common with one another and presents a challenge when mixed together. I'm going to tell you how I do what I do, so that hopefully you get interested. Many of the people who like my work have actually read the stories not expecting them to be very good at all or by accident. Hopefully I can convince you to join in.
Let's start with the basic gimmick here: alternate universes. Now, crossover stories have existed in Fanfiction and indeed original fiction for many years now. You'll see them all the time that people have attempted to write crossover fiction. I say 'attempt' because Sturgeons's Law certainly applies here. There are excellent examples of crossover stories existing, one of which is a writer I very much respect called RedMage04 on Fanfiction.net who has written stories well over 300,000 words, Finishing the Fight, which is a Halo megacrossover. A lot of crossover stories simply places characters together without means of how they got there in the first place. Other more complex stories might include portals or magical spells that transports characters to other worlds. I tend to use a more scientific means of explaining my crossovers. I'm big on science, so it's a common theme with me. It's called the Multiverse theory, which is a theoretical physics concept of an infinite number of universes existing among ours in Existence (a term I use to explain all matter existing in all universes), where literally every possible combination of everything exists. It's a very large and alien concept, but that's the thing that I use to explain pretty much everything that happens. Don't think to hard about everything existing everywhere, because you'll get stuck on it for days.
So, let's look at the two universes of choice, the Sonic and Halo universes. Right off the bat, these two universes are both heavily modified as they take place at different times with elements that are not all native to them. Let's begin with the Halo Universe.
HALO UNIVERSE ELEMENTS
-This is an offshoot of the Halo universe which was first initiated in 2001 with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved. Now, my work didn't begin until around the time of Halo 2 where I managed to get a bit more of the universe going. The state of Earth, the greater structure of the Covenant and the Halos in general. Now the Halo universe I use does not take place in the time period of the game. This universe takes place approximately 700 years after Halo 3, which takes place in 2552. In order for an equal timeline between the two universes, I have set it in the 33rd Century so that I can place a safe buffer zone in case future events come up. 700 years is plenty of time for earth shattering events to pan and smooth out. This time period is when mankind has gotten back on their feet following the war and are well underway to restoring their broken worlds, not to mention take a few more. The Covenant has long since been shattered though we see a Remnant here and there that serves as a broken enemy. The Halos have long since stopped being weapons and have become orbital habitats for colonization and study. A risk that I pose by using such things is that the franchise is currently still expanding, so I have to work my way around certain things that could be a problem. For example, when I used the character Johnson, I used him before his death, so I had to explain why he was there through the use of a clone to study the benefits of using Flood Protection cells. This tended to work so I went with it.
-The action here also focuses on political alliances. Curiously I have not used any characters such as a Sangheili, but I intend to use them more and more as time goes in so I give the Elites their fair share. Though primarily the Halo Universe has much more Human element.
-about 80% of what you hear about in this universe is, in fact, original content. The reason for this is because I am using this whole series as a training phase so that I can write my own novels one day. All content from that will be carried over.
-Very few characters from the actual games make it over. A grand total of 3 (John, Cortana, and Johnson) have appeared in the story. With the inclusion of John-117 as of Warpath, this Halo universe is a Parallel Universe to the actual canonical story. Everything between 2180 and 2553 are canonical. Everything else is an AU because of events that were set in motion.
-Chaos Emeralds do in fact exist in this Universe. in the Sol System, there are four (one of which was located on the moon), and multiple more exist in other star systems. After their discovery in 3234, the UNSC makes an effort to locate them and keep them under lock and key, while researching them. The emeralds are theorized to be computers, batteries or data carriers for the Forerunners, who have been known to use jewels in the past to get them in and out of faster than light space, and the data holder point becomes very relevant in Deception, my latest novel.
-This is the 'focus' universe of the series; characters are mostly Human chronicling their journeys to Mobius or other worlds.
SONIC UNIVERSE ELEMENTS
(Also known as the 'Neo-Mobius' universe in order to separate it from the Prime Universe)
-This is a very heavily modified Sonic Universe that only shares minor similarities to the canonical games and comic storylines, and that is actually the point with their existence. If you are a reader of the comics, this point is CRITICAL to know if you are going into my stories for the first time: This is not the Sonic universe you know. Right from the very beginning, the Mobians did NOT evolve on Mobius. They were in fact a failed colonization attempt from Earth (whether or not this is the Halo Universe Earth is unknown) where they were affected by the aftereffects of the Xorda attack on proto-Mobius. The Xorda killed everything on this Earth and no genes were modified. However, the arrival of the Humans by accident set in motion the evolution of the animals on the ships, leading to Mobians. Physically, these creatures are far different from their comic counterparts. They are classified as Humanoid creatures. They share similar stature to that of Humans and their physicality. They stand at close to five feet and have a more realistic look to them (not photo realism; they are slightly stylized, as are all the characters in the story), and appear much more Human, dwarfing their comic counterparts. Overlanders were Humans who took the gene attack a bit worse and chose exile to start their own civilization. The have four fingers (consistent), though with genetic throwbacks like Robotnik who has five. The four finger point is how the Humans identify themselves to uneasy Mobians, as is a plot point for some stories.
-Some powers are a bit more limited. Sonic's speeds are not always constant and he does get tired after running long distances. That's not to say that he isn't fast, but this Sonic is noticeably slower than his comic counterpart. For instance, this Sonic has never reached Mach, but has topped well over a couple hundred miles per hour. Sonic also maintains a high calorie diet to maintain his speediness, or he will pass out. At high speeds, this is dangerous. The Magic portion has been disposed of; a more realistic Mobius is presented so we can connect a bit more with the characters. However, some minor things like the Echidna's 'magic' and the Floating Island are still there as to keep the universe rooted down. Overall, a more realistic scene on both.
-Robotnik never dies in this universe nor is he replaced with Eggman. Unlike in the comics where he is literally erased from the universe, Robotnik is still very much present, but looks more like Eggman than his rounder counterpart. He is mostly referred to either his real name Julian Kintobor, Robotnik, or sometimes even Eggman as a nickname. Also, he is a lot more bloodthirsty in this one. I wanted to show that he was much more capable of enacting atrocities than his game or comic counterparts. His morals are suppressed by an actual motive. Robotnik in this universe seeks the Chaos Emeralds to become immortal, or so he believes anyway. His presence is taken a lot more seriously after he escapes to Human Space via the jumpgate (the device that connects the universes), and raises general hell to all the races.
-The Sonic/Amy pairing occurs in this story. Yes, I know, I might lose some people for this fact, but there is a believable reason for why this occurs, and after reading the short story based on Sonic, you'll see why this pairing occurs.
-This is the 'moral' universe of the series. What I mean by this is that the Sonic universe presents messages or lessons that we can take or put to use. Things like environmentalism, tolerance, friendship, politics, love, anything can be illustrated more through the Sonic Universe. That isn't to say that the Halo universe can't teach things to the reader, but show featuring talking animal protagonists have been teaching morals for decades, so I figure, why stop now?
-This Mobius is a LOT more detailed than any other form of Mobius that I know. A key thing that I have decided to do is to open up the world a little bit. Characters explore the planet to find many more settlements, cities, and countries. Cities like a Mobian version of Rio de Janiero called 'Reoh' exist or their version of Cairo called 'Kayro' exists, and indigenous peoples with very low technological levels like the Uralle are explored. Also, the Echidna country of Albion is explored to show a higher technological level.
-Station Square does NOT exist in this universe. Technically anyway. All the Humans on this Mobius (Known as the Ancient Humans to the Mobians). The Station Square that we do see though is the first Human colony (post-3234) that is set up on the planet. The Kingdom of Acorn does not control the whole planet, so the colony is set up on free, unclaimed land.
-The ages of the Sonic characters has been increased and that's for a variety of reasons. The first of which is to make them of legal age to fight. A common ideal I have is that the first people to go and explore a new area or get new tech is a military, and I mix Human and Mobian characters together in the UNSC. The other reason is to provide stepping stones for relationships, and the one thing I want is a totally legal-age cast. For example, Sally, the primary Mobian protagonist is 24 as of my current story set in 3239, Sonic is 25, Rouge is 28 (18 years old my ASS!), and my Human characters are about the same age: Chris (not that Thorndyke brat!), the primary Human protagonist is 25, his best friend Ryan is 29, and the spin off protagonist, Jon Callard, is 34. The last reason for all of this is that I want people of decent age doing things. One of the things I absolutely hate in fiction is characters that are too young doing things that they should have no experience in. I dislike giant military robots being flown by teenagers that are still in high school, I dislike underage characters with a sex appeal, and I dislike how teenagers can take on a whole army and win. Experience is key; don't give someone a gun and tell them to go fight unless they've had some REAL training and REAL experience.
-This universe is also a darker and a bit more mature than the comics or games (even '06 or ShtH). Deaths are fairly common in combat situations. Neither Mobian or Human is safe or protected by rules or any sort. If I decide I want someone dead, they're dead and they aren't coming back. As of right now though, I haven't had a need to kill anybody except for secondary characters. Along with a general bloodiness, the Neo Mobius universe uses a lot more language than any other versions. Expect a bit of vulgarity, but then again, this IS a rated M series on FF.net.
-The concept of Mobian religion is explored more in this series. Mobians have some of the standard religions like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but a couple of other religions like the Church of the Ancients, which is dedicated to discovering more about the Ancient Humans and living the way the original colonists did. They hold the head of the original colony team, Dr. Matthew Mobius as a patron, although not to the level of Jesus Christ. Other religions involve a being known as Aurora, which may or may not have been mentioned a lot in the comics at all. Followers of her religion claim that she is God's wife. The Mobians use a lot more biblical similies and analogies than the Humans though, which is why this point is in the Mobian section.
Overall, these are the points that make what I feel is a unique universe. I hope to keep writing in this world. The stories aren't done yet so we can expect some more tales from this special universe. If you've made it this far, congratulations, and I hope that you give some of my stuff a read!
Now, if you made it this far, and if you came from the TVtropes link of the crossovers, you're probably wondering to yourself: What the hell do these two universes have in common? Well, that's the point. The universes have very little to do with one another, on the surface. But that is the challenge right there. Actually, in retrospect, the universes have some interesting connections that I chose to make: Namely, the Forerunners and the Precursors.
Now, if you're familiar with the Halo works, the Forerunners were an alien race that was the dominant force in the galaxy about 100,000-150,000 years ago, but were thought to have been around for hundreds of thousand years more, which pales in comparison to the Precursors, who may have been around for millions of years, but were just about wiped out in an uprising. However, that isn't to say that the Precursors did not have inter-universal travel as evidenced by Outpost 49 in Warpath (although my ideas of the precursors weren't quite as developed as they are now), and the Forerunners used analogues of Chaos Emeralds, which explains why a whole bunch of them are scattered around space.
Oh, fun fact, the number seven shows up in a both Halo and Sonic a lot (Seven Halo Rings, Seven Rings in Hand, Seven Chaos Emeralds, etc.) which was a happy accident.
Aside from this, they have very little to absolutely nothing to do with one another, which I think was excellent because it presented a challenge to me. If you slap two unrelated universes together, how would they react with their new-found existence, and what would develop from it? Well, I'm exploring that.
Oh, and because of the Many Worlds Theory as proposed by Hugh Everett, et al., no universe is off limits. Everything that has happened, will happen, and everything that is happening simply hasn't been written down yet. Just pay attention to the upcoming stories that have more of an emphasis on other worlds we have not traveled to yet. Something very, very evil is waiting for our heroes out there that threatens every single universe in existence.
Soldier's Log: The first story in the Mobius Chronicles series and one of my longest. This is a great way to get introduced to the world of Earth and Mobius. In this story, people from two different realities must work together in order to defeat Dr. Robotnik and bring Mobius back to a state of peace
Sally's Journal: Told mainly from the perspective of the titular character. Sally writes about her adventures in Journal format. This serves as an excellent way to figure out what is going on between stories, and there is a LOT of time that passes between stories. Expect journeys over Mobius, Earth, and other worlds altogether. Discover the secret of the Lavender Giant, explore an ancient research outpost on Europa, follow a Marine's travels in the countries of Mobius, and of course, the experiences of Princess Sally Acorn as she comes to terms with this new existence.
Deception: What I consider to be my most important work in this universe. This follows the tale of Captain Chris Vennettilli as he is on the run from his government after he is branded a terrorist and a traitor. He wanders the stars trying to outrun an enemy that is around every corner. He is separated from those he loves, and the people he can trust have their own agendas. On top of this, a 100,000 year old secret has been implanted in his mind, and finding out what it is will not be a pleasant experience for him.
A reviewer requested that I make a chronological account of the stories based on when they occurred in the timeline. Here is every story arranged by the time they began. Side stories are not mentioned in the main timeline, which stretches from 3232 to 3239, which is the current year in the universe. Keep in mind though that this does NOT revolve around the Archie Comics or the Halo Universe timelines, so expect changes like those listed above.
The Story of Mobius (3234)
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