I CHALLENGE YOU:
This challenge will consist of a single story, any anime, any crossover, with some specific limitations.
Point 1: Pick a single Fighting style from any universe, be it anime or otherwise.
Point 2: Import ONLY that fighting style, without moving ANY characters or personalities, into another anime.
Point 3: Perform the whatif scenario of a Canon retelling, in whatever detail is desired.
YOU FAIL IF: You import, or copy, a character from the first anime into the second, in ANY manner, even as a teacher. Not allowed to take the character, change the name and backstory, and say its not a copy, it is, sorry. You also fail if the main character of your setting anime becomes a carbon copy, in either personality or situation, of any main character in your source anime.
EXAMPLE (just an example) :--: Naruto Finds instruction scrolls for the complete mastery of Anything Goes Martial Arts, Saotome Style, as last used by Ranma. All he gets is the fighting style, at whatever mastery level you choose to give him, no character crossovers and as few situational crossovers as you can manage (maybe the training styles of the neko ken...things like that)
Should any author choose to accept this challenge, please PM me your story.
I have a lot of story ideas, but overall, at least at the moment, I am a pretty cruddy writer, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Here are Some of my story Ideas, I will post more as I get them. If you actually read them, and this profile, and want to borrow one of my ideas, as it were, feel free to email or message me, you will almost certainly be allowed to.
Story: Ranma x Naruto
Suggested Title(s): Trails of Destiny OR Living Legend
Abstract: The war is finally over. Most of Japan was destroyed, and based on the complete lack of rescue efforts we suspect the rest of the world as well. Those damned demons were just too powerful. Curse the fools who summoned them, may they rot in hell.
After losing all his friends and family in what becomes known only as The Great War, Ranma seeks to establish some stability and peace in what remains of the ruins of Nerima. He succeeds only by creating an almost Feudal society with himself as the leader. Little did he know that his insane Ki control and reserves made him practically immortal. Stepping down after 400 years of direct and indirect rule Ranma decides its time to travel once more, and see what the rest of the world is doing.
Comments:From this start point, which i recommend expanding and making into a decent prologue, you can either go completely AU or attempt to insert Ranma into ANY point of the Naruto Canon. This type of beginning would work for everything from before the series (young Naruto), during the series (Canon Naruto), or After the series (Post Canon/Complete AU Naruto). There is also room, should you choose to do so, to include some or all of the Sailor Moon Characters. It is likely they would also survive such an event, and they would probably find him, or he would find them, shortly after the "start" of the story.
Another option is to back Naruto out entirely...or to include it as a sequal, and to write this story as is, starting at the end of the war and detailing how Ranma "builds" his village. This would be a post Ranma AU story.
Suggested Title(s): Story of a Girl
Abstract: Abused and Beaten as long as he can remember, a young Naruto observes the behavior of men towards women, or more specifically towards girls. In his usual impulsive manner, he decides he wants to be one. Follows through with the development of the A-Class Henge Nin/Gen Hybrid "Sexy no Justu" wherein the transformation is complete, although reversable and requires constant input of chakra to maintain. Naruto was unable to keep it up for long periods of time at 1st but by the time he entered the academy Naruto had all but dissapeared, having been replaced by the quiet and shy Seiko. Few people know her secret, or her strength.
Comments: I recommend starting this with a prologue of Naruto between ages 4 and 8, followed by a time skip to the academy. The name Seiko is merely a suggestion, however it is a pretty name that is not used for any known Character, preventing overlap. There is much potential here for some Ranma Esque goofs and gaffs as Naruto Runs out of Chakra, falls unconcious, etc etc and so on, also the Justu can be disrupted by a strong enough Kai pulse, possibly by Kurenai, and Doujustsu such as Sharingan and Byakugan, although they cannot see through it, would be able to tell that there is a Henge of some sort in use. I would recommend this for a Canon Retelling/AU story.
A similar story to this has been located: Ganbatte ne, Oirokechan by yasuhei
Story: Harry Potter
Suggested Title(s): Colors OR Painting Rainbows
Abstract: Harry learned at a young age not to talk about the colors he sees that aren't really there. Much less about how he can interact with them since he can see them, and how making the colors change can make things happen. Before long he learns to generate colors of his own, and how to paint them. Imagine his surprise when he learns that what he is seeing and playing with in his dark cupboard is pure raw magic.
Comments: Call it Mage Sight, an ability that normally requires years of intensive and often painful training, and few ever develop it to the point that they can see the full spectrum of color. Never before has this ability appeared naturally, and it is unheard of in one so young. You can do anything with this, I would suggest Canon retelling.
Story: Harry Potter
Suggested Title(s): Remember Harry
Abstract: The Boy Who Lived has been famous ever since he vanquished He Who Must Not Be Named that fateful day in October. Everyone knows his story, Everyone knows his name. Is there anyone out there who knows Harry Potter?
Comments: This can be done in many different styles. I recommend Harry/(any Canon Female) Ginny or Hermione would fit best, although by no means should it be limited to that. I like the Idea of Harry/Luna but I dont know if it would work here. From here, you can go anywhere, I recommend general Romance/Angst/Drama.
Story: Ranma x Sailor Moon
Suggested Title(s): Chaos Moon
Abstract: Ranma has nothing to do with the Silver Millenium or the Moon Empire. He is however, the most powerful human being on the planet, bar none. When he stumbles across the scouts losing one of their battles, his sense of honor wont let him pass them by. He draws the attention of both sides with that fight, and finds himself stuck in three way crossfire the likes of which this galaxy has never before seen. On one side we have the Nerima Wrecking Crew, On another the Sailor Scouts, and On the third side, the Dark Moon. Stuck in the middle, being attacked by all for different reasons, is Ranma. When Ranma gets fed up with it, Chaos will descend upon the Earth, and it brings with it a Grande Size Can O' Whoopass.
Comments: Only real way to do this is to place it Post Ranma. Would want to say for certain where in SM universe to place it but I would recommend After the introduction of the outers. Yes, this is a super powered Ranma, however, i would recommend giving him several weaknesses to exploit. His traditional Honor Sense, and lack of Common Sense is a good one. Also, his overconfidence can let him severely underestimate his opponents on multiple occasions. I would also say, let Ranma nearly get himself killed a few times. Character death is recommended, depending on which Ranma pairing is chosen.
A similar story to this has been located: The Dark Lords of Nerima by claymade
Story: Harry Potter
Suggested Title(s): Being Invisible OR What Dreams May Come
Abstract: Harry wanted so badly to be with the family he saw in the mirror that his accidental magic kicked in. When his reflection moved aside and gestured for him to step through the mirror, he took the chance, and before Dumbledor could stop him, he was gone. Enter the world of Desire, and see what the stuff of dreams are made of, and what happens when you really do have everything you desire.
Comments: I cant see this being a very long Fic, maybe even a one-shot. Harry steps through the mirror, spends some time with his parents in fantasy land or however you choose to implement it, then, when he realizes he cant stay, and that he has everything he ever wanted right there with him, he exits the mirror, however much later you wish to make it (recommend 1-2 months) and the story can either move on from there or end quickly with a more confident, much calmer, and less mentally...damaged, Harry.
Story: Naruto x Ranma
Suggested Title(s): Honor Among Thieves
Abstract: After getting kicked out of the orphanage Naruto falls in with a band of theives to survive. What few people know though is that the art of theivery is more complicated than it seems. The thieves of Konoha are much more skilled than any other thieves in the world, they have to be to be able to survive in the world of Ninja. How is this possible. They managed to locate and preserve the memoirs of the greatest thief of all time, and his account of training, one Ranma Saotome of the Saotome School of Anything Goes Martial Arts. Hidden in his memoirs are clues as to where to find his actual training scrolls, and the ever inquisative Naruto manages to find them. Thus is born the new heir, Naruto Uzumaki, founder of the Uzumaki branch of Anything Goes Martial arts.
Comments: Yet another AU Canon retelling, but not one I've ever seen before. Seen ranma inserts into naruto, and vice versa, never something as simple as letting the art cross the bridge itself.
Suggested Title(s): Star Struck or Chasing Waterfalls
Abstract: Naruto is struck dumb that night at the waterfall, literally unable to move, speak, or much of anything else. He sees the figure finish practicing, move back to her clothes, get dressed and leave. And he realizes who it is he saw.
Commentary: This plot would be best for a one-shot, and may already have been written, but i haven't personally seen it yet (If i do i will likely remove this). No recommendation other than that, too many places one could take this
A similar story to this has been located: Waterfall Encounter by TCurry
Story: Naruto x Ranma
Suggested Title(s): Perchance to Dream or
Abstract: Naruto has always had strange dreams, dreams that he never understood. In these dreams, he was always someone else, someone who lived a life very different from his own, and learned to fight in a manner not seen in his world for over 1000 years.
Commentary: Basic plot is Naruto dreaming he is Ranma, Advance the dreams a bit faster than normal 1:1 time so that Canon Naruto would hit around the same time as Canon Ranma. That way Naruto the Genin would have had most of the same training...mentally at least, that the 16 yr old Ranma had. Other than changing his fighting style and possibly boosting his intelligence just enough that he would know that he had to hide this training until the last minuet, you would still be able to keep Naruto very close to canon. Although a Naruto affected by Neko Ken would be most interesting...especially if he hid it well. Similar in idea to my Honor Among Thieves storyline in that there are no direct character transfers, only martial arts and styles. Also, if you use the abstract as the story summary without changing it once again buys into the "Naruto happens on earth x000 Years" Theory that I like so much.
WARNING: It would be very easy to essentially "turn naruto into a ranma clone". DONOT let this happen, it would likely ruin the initial story idea.
Suggested Title: 8 Days of Pain
Abstract: Everyone has a breaking point. There is no better example of this than the Nerima Incident. This will be your case study.
Commentary: Start the prologue with a psychology class that is doing a case study on the "Nerima Incident". This is described as the events leading up to Ranma "Cracking" and going nuts on the whole ward, then commiting Suicide when he realizes what he has done. Very dark, i know. Chapter titles (at least in my head) based on the song Bodies by Drowning pool.
1: nothing wrong with me 2: nothing wrong with me 3: nothing wrong with me 4: nothing wrong with me
1: Somethin's got to give 2: Somethin's got to give 3: Somethin's got to give... NNNOOOOOOWWWW
Let the Bodies hit the floor
Wrapped by a prologue and epilogue. Total length, estimated at 10 chapters. good short story. would need 8 events, buildup and reaction followed by a final "Breaking event" then, have ranma go apeh!t on everyone.
Suggested Title: Selective Memory
Abstract: Shampoo was a little more selective in what Ranma forgot when she applied the memory shampoo. Now, Ranma remembers nothing of his training trip other than the skills he learned.
Commentary: Ranma forgets everything his father ever did to him outside of the training itself. Now Ranma if forging his own opinions of Women, Relationships, and people in general, Who will he choose and why? Good chance to implement a nicer, calmer, but just as insanely powerful and dedicated to the art Ranma.
Story: Harry Potter x Alice in Wonderland
Suggested Title: Who the heck is ALICE!!
Abstract: It finally happened, Harry Potter met a girl that he fell in love with, the only problem is, she doesn't exist as far as the rest of the world can tell. Who is Alice, and how did she and Harry meet?
Commentary: Harry has been visiting wonderland in his dreams since a very young age. Alice has been trapped in wonderland (unaging) for many years, and is now essentially a citizen. They two of them met and have been together all of Harry's youngest years. At first they were like mother and child, then brother and sister...now Harry and Alice are the same age, and his feelings for her are changing once again. The rub, and the title, come from the fact that everyone gets confused whenever he talks about her, or demonstrates some of the magic of wonderland, which he has been learning ever since he started going there. I would assume the Mirror of Erised showed him Alice, among other events that would have given the truth, legilimency etc etc. (yes, I did take the title from the song...No, the song has nothing to do with the fanfic Idea unless you really want it to)
Story: Harry Potter
Suggested Title: Who?
Abstract: Harry gets taken from the Dursely's at just over a year old, and is never heard from again until Sep. 1 of his 11th year, when he shows up at Hogwarts. Who had him, why did they let him go, what's going on?
Commentary: This is a thinly disguised time travel story, but instead of the focus being on the older Harry/whoever you have go back its actually on the "effect" this has on the younger Harry and hence the time stream as it is altered. First chapter would be future world and time travel plot device, optionally extended to include younger Harry's "abduction". Second chapter would start at hogwarts...or 9 3/4, with Harry being 11 and going to school. Time skip should be shown as flashbacks of training or stories told by Harry to his friends of different Holiday's or Vacations. Character bashing is optional, though not required, pairing is a blank slate, you could go with any known Canon or non-Canon pairing, including ick slash, without altering the basic story. Title is alterable, but provides for a running gag throughout the fic, especially if you dumble-bash, you could end every chapter with a short "thought sequence" from dumbledore trying to figure out "who" had harry, and who he goes back to each holiday break, etc etc.
Story: Naruto x Inkheart
Suggested Title: Naruto Silvertounge
Abstract: What if Naruto's Family had passed down a bloodline. An ability of both limited, and awesome power. Read the story of Naruto Silvertounge, but try to read silently!!
Commentary: The idea here is that Naruto has the Ability of the Silvertounge (go watch inkheart) which allows him to affect the world around him by reading, or at higher levels, simply Narrating out loud. He can "summon" creatures and or things from any where, at any time. You might want to give the ability a cost, or a limit of some sort, in order to avoid the "Naruto God" issues and complaints, wouldn't really work too well anyway. I would suggest a Chakra cost based on the Size and or Power of the thing(s) summoned. IE: The shadow would be a boss level creature (equivalent to summoning Gamabunta) Where as the fire juggler would be a mid level creature (one of the large travel toads) and the little weasel gwen would be a small creature (gamakichi). Other than that, the sky, or rather your imagination, is the limit. Import whatever books you want from wherever you want, might make for some very interesting crossover elements.
Suggested Title: Sister Sister
Abstract: What if Jake had a twin Sister
Commentary: Not sure what you could do with this...definitely as a Canon retelling...however it could make for some very interesting character relationships. Please note, this is not FemJake or TG-Jake...this is Jake had a twin Sister which means the Avatar was made female and not male. Go into the adjustment period, among other things. If you like you can make this Yuri (?F?F)...or you could pair him/her with some other male, human or otherwise (?M?M) or you could get into some interesting Anthro/Alien stuff and go for ((MF)F) pairing(s)...whatever.
Story: Harry Potter
Suggested Title: Tyche
Abstract: Harry performs an ancient ritual to gain the favor of a god or goddess in an effort to help his fight against Voldemort. His plea was answered by the goddess he least expected.
Commentary: Harry becomes the favored, if not the "Beloved" of Tyche, goddess of luck and fortune. Quite suddenly, every roll of the dice which can be affected by sheer chance, even some things you wouldn't expect, falls in his favor. What's left to lose? I would start this in 5th or 6th year, with a ritual of some sort found in a library, either the Black library or the Hogwarts library, or even more fun, Harry finds it in the public library and decides to try it on his own at #4. I would go with Humor / Adventure, and Maybe Romance if you feel like writing it, either with Canon, OC, OOC, or whoever you want. Luck it so often an understimated trait, just look at Mr. Black (courtesy of R.B.), luckiest/deadliest man ?alive?
Story: Harry Potter
Suggested Title: The Written Word
Abstract: Words have power, both spoken and written, and magic words contain more power than most. Nobody knows this better than the keeper of the single largest magical library in the world.
Commentary: Focus on Madam Prince in the Hogwarts Library (yes, deliberately inflate its size slightly), and on one other, Could be Harry, Hermione, or a complete other or ooc if you choose, and An apprenticeship in the Library. The key here actually comes from Terry Pratchet's DiscWorld novels and the Library and Librarian from the Unseen University. I have seen this used before in Omake and in smaller bits and pieces, but never as the sole focus of a fic, this I would like to see.
Story: Harry Potter x Fallout
Suggested Title: The Darwin Experiment
Abstract: The Enclave knew about magic, and made use of it in their experiments. The only one that even came close to succeeding was the somewhat paradoxically named Vault 9 3/4. That all came to an End when Lord Voldemort broke into the Vault and destroyed it, leaving only one Survivor.
Commentary: I would recommend your survivor be named Harry Potter, but given the total scene change I guess its not really all that necessary. I guess this could be fit inside just about any of the existing Fallout Story points, or make your own within the Fallout Universe. Of the things I would imagine seeing...Gringots Vaults would probably have survived in some form. I would say have your hero discover them and the goblins at some point. Not sure what all else you could do though. And as far as the Vault experiment itself, use your imagination. If I were writing it I would likely either Copy Vault 101 from Fallout 3, or claim it as a "Control" vault for Magic Users...or something like that...
Story: Harry Potter
Suggested Title: Blood and Magic
Abstract: I will not tell a lie. No one really understands blood magic anymore. In this case, the fact that a phrase written repeatedly in ones own blood, reinforced by magic, can create a binding Oath. What would the world be like if you can never lie again?
Commentary: Starting during 5th year, Canon or not before that, totally optional. The point being, writing and re-writing "I will not tell a lie" in his own blood caused a behavior affecting oath to cover Harry starting with that first detention. He can no longer lie, at all. Attempting to has him speaking the truth anyway, trying to force the issue causes him to pass out in pain as his magic clashes with the oath. Take it from here authors, I bet you can make it great.
Story: Harry Potter x ?
Suggested Title: Bound
Abstract: Harry Potter is in fact an incarnation of , punished to a mortal form and bound to stay there for years. When the killing curse is cast it runs directly into these bindings and because it cannot break them, rebounds catastrophically. These bindings are weakened though, allowing some of 's true identity to leak through.
Commentary: I could see this being a crossover with Supernatural, or Percy Jackson, Or The Avengers, or any one of a number of other Animes/Books/Stories/Shows/Movies/Comics involving Gods both ancient or modern. All you have to do is pick, or create, someone who will be in the midst of being punished to be locked in a mortal form for a while, and bind them either as, or To Harry Potter. Not really sure what you could do with this other than a totally OOC/AU Harry Potter Canon Remake...but it could serve as a very interesting story base.
Do YOU remember the 90s??
Just because you were born in '97 doesn't mean you're a 90's kid. It's not like you could remember the original Simpsons. I am sorry but three conscious years of the 90's just wont cut it. You're a 90's kid if you remember:
You remember watching -Doug -Ren & Stimpy -Pinky and the Brain -AAAAAAAH Real Monsters! -Rockos modern Life. -Animaniacs -Gargoyles
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
You just cant resist finishing this . . . "in west Philadelphia born and raised . . ."
You remember -Step by Step -Family Matters -Dinosaurs -Boy Meets World-Full house
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You remember reading "Goosebumps"
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence . . . not
When everything was settled by -rock paper scissors or -bubble gum bubble gum in a dish or -ms. mary mack
When kick ball was a daily activity.
When we used to obey our parents
You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time on a tape.
You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genisis became popular.
You remember The Original Game Boy.
You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.
You remember watching -The Magic School Bus -Wishbone -Reading Rainbow -mr.rodgers neighbor hood-and Ghostwriter on PBS
You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.
You remember those Where's Waldo books.
You remember eating Warheads and Splashers Gum.
You remember watching -the 1st Batman -Aladdin -Ninja Turtles -ghost busters
You remember Ring Pops.
you remember when every thing was "da BOMB!"
You remember boom boxes .vs. cd players.
Making those little paper fortune things, and then predicting your life with them.
You played and/or collected "Pogs"
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere.
One word. . . . . . . .trolls.
Windows 95 was the best.
You watched the original cartoons of -Rugrats -Wild Thornberry's -Power Ra ngers -Rocket Power.
All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.
You collected those Beanie Babies.
You remember Carebears
You know that Lambchop's song never ended.
Silver dollars, which were cool to have.
Everyone watched the WB.
If you even know what an original walkman is.
You know the Macarena by heart.
"Talk to the hand" . . . enough said
You went to McDonald's to play in the playplace.
You remember playing on merry go rounds at the playground.
Before the MySpace frenzy . . . Before the Internet & text messaging . . . Before Sidekicks & iPods . . . Before PlayStation3 or X-BOX 360 . . . Before Spongebob . . . Before Tupac was shot.
When light up sneakers were cool.
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
When gas was 0.95 a gallon.
When we recorded stuff on VCRs.
You had slap bracelets!
You Actually played outside until it was dark!You had a ferbie and grew sick of it because it wouldn't shutup!!
Way back. Before we realized all this would eventually disappear.
Post this in your bulletin if you remember these days . . . .
A Random Thought:
Pokemon seem to posses the ability to communicate amongst themselves rather easily, but each specie makes a completely different block of sounds for the same concepts and ideas (language). I have come to the conclusion that as a race, all Pokemon are telepathic, but not empathetic, meaning that the telepathy comes across like a text message, no tonal inflection at all. Thus they still need to make sounds, and gestures, in order to convey emotion, sarcasm, or additional meaning to whatever they are saying.