I have come to the conclusion that Naruto has one of, if not the greatest, potential to create an awesome crossover. His character contains many facets, even without diverging from the norm.
I have distilled the concepts of Good and Evil and was able to classify the fundamental core to each of them.
GOOD = SELFLESSNESS - A person is doing good when they help another, not because they will benefit, but because they would 'be hurt' if they did not.
EVIL = SELFISHNESS - A person is doing evil if they put their own desires first and at the extreme they would not care if they caused harm to another to further their own goals.
HELPFUL AND HARMFUL ARE NOT FULLY CONNECTED WITH GOOD VS. EVIL.THE TRULY GOOD WILL ONLY HARM OTHERS UNKNOWINGLY AND UPON LEARNING OF THE HARM THEY CAUSE, WILL WORK TO FIX.
FLAMERS - THE NEMESIS OF ALL CREATIVE PEOPLE - WE WORK FOR NO REWARD FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY. IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE, MAKE SURE YOU ARE GIVING CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. IF SOMEONE DOES NOT LIKE OUR WRITING, JUST STOP READING!
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.
Everybody knew about it - Anybody could have solved it - Somebody should have fixed it - but Nobody did it.
FAVORITE SERIES (in no particular order):
How to train Your Dragon - It has dragons. What more can I say? Dragons are awesome. Top fav.
Naruto - their are so many ways to interpret his character for fanfiction. The series is #2 for quantity of Crossovers (around 25k).It only trumped by Harry Potter (35k), but I am nowhere near as strong a fan of that series.
No Game No Life - Overpowered Hero(s) done right, it contains a lot of humor. You read the light novel/watch the anime not to see IF the characters win, but to find out HOW they are able to win. Anime was awesome, only dislike very last minute, as the Anime gave no indication that the events skipped from volume 3 to the very last part of volume 6. I had no other issues, in fact everything else was awesome.
Campione- I DESPISE the anime, as it was awful when compared to the light novel, but the Light Novel is worth reading.
RWBY - one phrase - HYSTERICAL FACE-PALMING AWESOMENESS!
I belive the greatest crossovers are the ones where the author modifies the workings of one series SLIGHTLY so that it conforms and fits into another as if it they are one and the same. INCREDIBLE EXAMPLE: Veritas Aequitas by Bonesboy15.
I am also trying to develop a Naruto X Bleach story. It begins AFTER all of the main Naruto series plot is over. I will have Naruto become a hollow, but the hollow mind is actually Kurama. Naruto's mind is 'hibernating', and he will reawaken upon having a special reunion. He will be paired with Hinata, who will have her personality become very similar to the 4th Division captain (it is Unuaha? probably misspelled).
I am calling this story:Transcendent Bonds. Kurama is both Naruto's Zanpakto and Hollow spirit. Stories of him as a Sennin are what inspired the first Quincy (he is the 'primordial Quincy'), since Ywach's Almighty seem VERY similar to the Rinne-Sharingan (or one of lower forms...)
There is a huge difference between Bashing and putting a character in a negative light. As a story progresses all major characters should grow, and as such would loose the qualities you would bash them for. The difference is whether if a character personality grows. I dislike pure bashing, as it is not a good writing practice...
On the flip side, I have ZERO issues with making a small tweak that hastens the positive change in a character...
In fact, two incredible Naruto stories I found have thier foundation with Naruto's early life being altered a TINY bit. In 'Drifting' Naruto's prankster/wild lifestyle also trains him at the same time. In 'The Art of Appropriation' Naruto gets advice from Iruka about training so he will become stronger. Both are by the same author, "AlphaDelta1001".
Top Personal GREATES Fanfiction Authors:BonesBoy15 - Veritas Aequitas is just that awesome. Reading: Veritas Aequitas just adds to the greatness. Engineer4Ever - The partner author to BonesBoy15 - writes Reading: Veritas Aequitas. HaretaSora - Many great stories, KitsuneDragon - Naruto Shippuden: Millennium Wars, the sequel to the great story Naruto: Tamer of the XAntibody. Both (Naruto & Digimon) stories are awesome. Also, Dragonslayer (Naruto & Fairy Tail)- naruto characters in AU Fairy Tail. Kog6943 - Has a very good Naruto & KH Story Twilight Key. Began as a Neglect story, but evolved into something more. Also just started FF7 & Naruto - The Final WEAPON: Preliminary Crisis, the first in a set that will cover events of all Final Fantisy 7 games. NeonZangetsu - Many great stories - Humorous madness of 'Not Going Home' series FTW! pain17ification - Many great stories - Fantasia (Naruto & X-overs), Sackcloth and Ashes (Naruto & RWBY),and Usagi no Naruto (Zootopia & Naruto) Deus Swiftblade - (Naruto & Avatar) Bodyguard of Azula & sequal Paragon of Korra. Also - Misplaced (Naruto & Mass Effect), Earth is Future Shinobi World. Completed A Shinobi of Middle-Earth (Naruto & Lord of the Rings) Features Saskue. Kur0Kishi - Super Humorous (but still serious) stories; End Game Version R (Naruto & Highschool DxD), Caliburn Initiative (Naruto & Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) Thayerblue1 - Check out Naruto: Dragon's Maw (Naruto & Ninja Gaiden/DOA), Naruto: Tornado of Souls (Naruto & RWBY), & Naruto: Magik (Naruto & X-men) The Engulfing Silence - Multiple great creations: Devil Ninja (Naruto & Highschool DxD), The Legend of Gaia's Sennin (Naruto & FF7) 26-Lord-Pain - his reboot NU: Red-X Redux (Naruto & Teen Titans) is great
Top Favorite Stories (not grouped with one writer)Ice Fury - Contains some awesome concepts. I hope additional chapters get published sometime in near future. The Prankster God of Huecco Mundo - I hope this gets continued. It quickly did not worry about trying to stay somewhat cannon. The fact that there are TWO entire chapters dedicated to Naruto on unstoppable prank spree on the 13 Squads... SO. HYSTERICALLY. FUNNY. Just a Simple Janitor - The RWBY is the far future compaired to the Naruto plot. Naruto is reborn as the Heir of the Flamma, who are the proper leaders of the White Fang. Great story balance, and their are other Reincarnated Naruto Characters, though not one realizes it themselves. Naruto is at Beacon, but NOT as a student. Instead, he is employed as a JANITOR of all things! Though one of Ospin's requirement is that he improve his education at his own pace during his time there. Remnant's Maelstrom Shinobi - Similar to the above story, RWBY is the future of the Elemental Nations. Naruto is sent Forward in time, and due to his skillset, knows more about Grim, Aura & Semblence than anyone else. He Leads Team NNPR (instead of it being team JNPR). Sackcloth and Ashes - Inspired by the above story, but uses a different setup.