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    Sometimes you look back on your life and wonder what would've happened if things had gone differently at a certain significant event of your life. You wonder if would've affected your life from then on in a very minor way or in a very major way?

    But this isn't about our lousy lives. Rather it's about fanfiction stories that are based on one question: "What if things went differently in an episode of my favorite TV show or a moment in my favorite movie?" It's exactly what the question implies.

    Me? I've been thinking of a "What If" scenario fic myself where I take the Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl episode "A Grand Fight For Winning" and change the ending where in     Spoiler:- Spoilers:
    I try to stay true to the writing style of the Diamond & Pearl episodes while taking some liberties (such as the TRio's rhyming speech being changed to regular speech). I'd say more but I'd rather save it for the actual fic.

    So what do you think about my "What If" scenario fic and "What If" scenario fics in general?
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    You do realize that the only reason modt of the characters aren't entirely Mary-Stu is that they lose? If you took that away I'm pretty sure you would have a MAJOR Mary-Stu problem.
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    Not necessary.

    Just because the character wins all the time doesn't they're automatically a Mary-Sue. They could win every match, but once they step outside the arena, they might not have anyone to share it with/have to face some other consequence. As long as something bad happens as a result of their actions (thus showing they have flaws), they shouldn't be considered Mary-Sues.

    As far as Dawn goes (from my limited knowledge of D/P anime) she seems plenty flawed because of her careless mistakes for her to not be a Mary-Sue. Almost to an annoying level.

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    I have considered something along those lines in the gameverse sense. My what-if was what if Steven Stone had lost the battle against the player character (Brendan/May) because he was distracted by some other issue (that would kick-off the main plot). I've been throwing this idea around for ages, but I've never been able to think of enough plot points for it to be worth actually reading. I might try to start this after my other two fics are at a reasonable length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rediamond View Post
    You do realize that the only reason most of the characters aren't entirely Mary-Stu is that they lose? If you took that away I'm pretty sure you would have a MAJOR Mary-Stu problem.
    And I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't and that goes for those who dislike how our so-called "heroes" in the Anime lose the tournament.

    I don't even see how Dawn winning the Grand Festival would've made her a Mary Sue. Zoey won the GF on her first try and she's more of a Sue than Dawn ever will be.

    That and it's the writers fault for making the "heroes" of the Anime annoying, goody-good, flat characters (though Dawn was somewhat different in terms of development). Had they been better characters I bet you'd be saying otherwise.

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    I have done a few of those fics for Pokemon and a couple different fandoms. Each time I have done those fics, I have to think about the stories a bit more because I know what I'll be writing will be going down the alternate universe route and the events happening have to be believable. The last story I posted here that is one of hose "What If" scenarios was Rid of the Scarlet Letter in which

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    But yeah, when it comes to the "What If" stories, they can be fun to write, but realize if you write an event that is different from what happened in the original source that you'll have to expand on the consequences of the changed event.


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    I actually wrote a fic about Ash battling the Elite Four (link is in my sig) and it has a lot to do with problems and issues he faces because of his success. It's not like you just have to write that Dawn wins the GF and everything is fine and dandy after that. I'm sure you can make a good story out of it.

    I like the "What if" idea that you have because I know a lot of people watch the anime and think, "Man, I would love to see this happen instead." That's why we have these forums, so your creativity can kick in and you can write what your ideas for the anime would have been if you were the creator of the show. I say go for it!

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    I plan to make my What If scenario I mentioned earlier a one shot alternate ending to A Grand Fight For Winning. Basically, my happy ending. Though if you're not fully satisfied with the fic itself, I might make alternate versions of episodes that take place after DP 177 to make things more interesting.

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