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    Izuku Midoriya never got the chance to save Bakugo from the sludge villain and impress All Might. With his dream crushed, Izuku becomes bitter and angry. It also doesn't help that he faces discrimination at every turn. All he ever wanted was to be appreciated, so when the villains are the ones to recognize his talents rather than the heroes, well, Izuku just can't resist. He might as well help those who actually want him around.

    Mistakes were made, and now society must face a villain of their own making: Mastermind.

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    1,215
    Chapters:
    27/43
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    76
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    2533
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    On the dawn of the 25th of January 1536, after a particularly nasty fall from his horse during a joust, Henry VIII, King of England, breathes his last. So starts the tumultuous rise and reign of Mary, the first of her name, Queen of England.

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    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    14
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    74
    Bookmarks:
    12
    Hits:
    1294
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    For his 96th life, The Avatar of Death is not the focus, he is the mastermind.
    Akira Kurusu saved humanity twice now, but he lives in a cruel and unjust game where the cost of victory is too high.
    The Phantom Thieves are no more.
    It is time for an outsider to rig the game in their favor, to set things right and restore the balance.
    Let Us Restart the Game
    (New artwork in the works, new cover photo now added)

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    English
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    50,598
    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    30
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    40
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    1004
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    After winning a free month at the Amagi Inn, Minato finds himself leading the Investigation Team. However, it quickly becomes obvious that he is nothing like Yu.

    Not only does the investigation go very differently, far more factors are at play as Minato brings his past with him.

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    English
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    82,019
    Chapters:
    21/?
    Comments:
    187
    Kudos:
    187
    Bookmarks:
    23
    Hits:
    8511
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    During the fateful mission to the Kannabi Bridge, Obito is too slow, and Kakashi ends up paying the price with his life. Years later, Elite Jonin Mangekyou no Obito is placed in charge of a very familiar genin team, determined to keep them safe in a world at peace.

    Or:

    Obito surviving wrecks everything, in twenty steps or less.

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    241,655
    Chapters:
    36/?
    Comments:
    416
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    1183
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    304
    Hits:
    35104
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    In a world where the Avatar wasn't found, the Fire Nation has taken over two nations and they strive to overcome the last one. Water Tribe warrior Sokka seeks to fight for his people's rights, but he's captured by his enemies. His life is no longer in his hands as he fights as a Gladiator, and his fate will eventually depend on the Fire Nation Princess, who needs him for her own ends...

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    2,630,046
    Chapters:
    209/?
    Comments:
    457
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    979
    Bookmarks:
    171
    Hits:
    53547
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    (Pokemon/Infinity Train Crossover)

    Chloe Cerise had enough of everyone telling her to have a job with Pokemon, of Goh ignoring her and focusing on Mew, his captures and Ash, of her father only caring for research and his "research fellows", and of Ash for being a black hole to suck everything in. When she decides to run away from home, she decides to take the first train out of Vermillion City...

    And into another world filled with endless possibilities and a green number on her right hand.

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    571,521
    Chapters:
    46/46
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    219
    Bookmarks:
    32
    Hits:
    17458
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    A Pre-Canon to Canon Divergence fic.

    Shang Qinghua goes to take a self-indulgent peek at his baby protagonist son and gets a kick to the shrivelled heart for his troubles. Ahhh~! He gave up on changing canon or preventing character deaths years ago! What is he doing, helping his protagonist son's adoptive mother like this?

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    249,182
    Chapters:
    31/?
    Comments:
    3468
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    2366
    Bookmarks:
    661
    Hits:
    55805
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    On the one hand, she was Samirah Yaseen, twenty-two years old and barely an adult, trying to keep it together.

    On the other, she is four-year-old Remus Lupin, who has his entire (miserable) life stretched out in front of him like a particularly ominous thread.

    Rewrite of throw me to the wolves.

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    Chapters:
    2/8
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    15
    Kudos:
    57
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    675
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    What would Fuutarou's situation be like if his mother hadn't died? And what could have happened if only Yotsuba was transferred to Asahiyama High instead of all five of them? AU FuutarouxYotsuba, with the possibility of more pairings eventually forming. Also available on Royal Road.

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    131,036
    Chapters:
    15/?
    Comments:
    39
    Kudos:
    29
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    1328
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    The message comes through the next day from an unknown number to Aizawa’s private one.

    Come and see me, bring your calling card. - S

    Aizawa doesn't tell anyone, but the next time he looks at his phone, he slides the playing card in the cover.

    When he goes to the meeting, he's not going to risk forgetting it.

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    8,060
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    40
    Kudos:
    200
    Bookmarks:
    45
    Hits:
    1962
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    At the end of the day, Alex has always been the practical one.

    Or:

    Julie finds two ghosts in her studio after the Orpheum. She and the band work through their grief over Alex having seemingly crossed over, but you know what they say: when you assume. . .

    Updates every Monday.

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    Chapters:
    15/30
    Comments:
    281
    Kudos:
    376
    Bookmarks:
    53
    Hits:
    6392
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    Izuku was born with a rare type of soulmate: parental. After being diagnosed quirkless, his father leaves and his mother becomes distant, leading Izuku to believe his third parent would do the same. Desperate to retain a positive relationship with his soul-parent, he keeps them at arm's length for fear of them rejecting him too.

    Shouta is worried about his soul-child. Over the last few years they've become withdrawn. Shouta isn't naïve, he knows why children get parental soul bonds. He just wants to make sure they're okay (and maybe meet them and maybe adopt them). Maybe he is just as much of a dad as his friends say.

    This fic has a Discord now!

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    English
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    89,239
    Chapters:
    49/?
    Collections:
    21
    Comments:
    3417
    Kudos:
    7302
    Bookmarks:
    1857
    Hits:
    176808
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    January, 1980.

    The Japanese tour is cancelled.

    Paul isn't busted. He doesn't go to jail.

    Wings fold.

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    3,030
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Collections:
    1
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    3
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    43
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    Reincarnation, she thinks, would be a lot more interesting if she were not predestined to die.

    ( From fire, genocide, amber lead— take your pick. )

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    Words:
    147,906
    Chapters:
    18/?
    Collections:
    7
    Comments:
    381
    Kudos:
    1001
    Bookmarks:
    392
    Hits:
    17053
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    Because I felt like it and maybe in the process I'll add some variety to this website and entertain someone for a little while.

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    English
    Words:
    91,004
    Chapters:
    36/?
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    55
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    4281
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    Beacon Academy, one of the most prestigious combat schools in the world, welcomes a new generation of students. Some with their own stories to tell, some carrying their own secrets, ambitions, and dreams, and some who will change Remnant forever.

    Language:
    English
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    98,240
    Chapters:
    24/?
    Comments:
    11
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    4
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    441
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    Arriving in a past that is not theirs anymore, he loses it when he is forced to be with a very old and hated memory of red eyes and caramel scented air.

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    A older 29 years old Midoriya Izuku screams at his 15 year old childhood bully Bakugou Katsuki. Finally letting out so much frustration for a past that is still present and for a future that will be no more. All while his younger 15 years old counterpart is not present and out of mind.

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    English
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    2,629
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    79
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1616
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    A boy who broke his heart to save his friends.
    A girl who died at the hands of her best friend to save a hero. Perfectly selfless. Heroic.
    But what about the other side? The boy who was shattered and the boy who killed his own friend. They didn’t ask for this, didn’t ask to be trapped inside a clueless hero.
    So why not refuse? Aren’t you tired of being selfless, a Hero?
    How about being a Monster, instead?

    ( A fic where Vanitas breaks Roxas out of Digital Twilight Town and everything promptly goes to hell.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    23,662
    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    124
    Kudos:
    169
    Bookmarks:
    43
    Hits:
    2477
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    What if Pepper picked up the call? Written 2012.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,124
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    12
    Hits:
    100

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