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So, I was looking back over my already-posted fic and realized that there's a trope that I really want a name for but don't have one to tag with. Basically, it's where one character at some point starts living the life of another canon character. Normally, it's done with crossovers but I've seen it done via time travel too. Does anybody have a good tag for that?

Date: 2011-04-29 03:45 am (UTC)
stealthily: tv tropes logo. "well, there goes your day" (tv tropes)
From: [personal profile] stealthily
Do you mean like a body-swap, or just that their life circumstances change to mirror that of the other character? I'd suggest searching Tv Tropes, particularly their "You know that thing where..." forum.

Date: 2011-04-30 11:41 pm (UTC)
franzeska: (Default)
From: [personal profile] franzeska
Oh, like that type of fic where the actor's character from a different show/movie is secretly the future version of the canon character? I've never seen a general term for it, especially when it goes beyond same-actor-different-project sources for the assumed identity.

Date: 2011-04-29 05:19 am (UTC)
elf: OTW logo & text (OTW text)
From: [personal profile] elf
Identity takeover?

I've seen it done a couple of other ways--ghost/possession things, and a mind swap where one of the characters dies.

Date: 2011-04-29 09:07 am (UTC)
trixieleitz: A top, spinning (inception top)
From: [personal profile] trixieleitz
Ooh, there's a fantastic Inception fic that does that! Must see if I can find it again.

As for a tag - I'm not aware of any that are in use, but if I were to make something up, maybe something like "identity shift"? or "identity merge"?

Date: 2011-04-29 11:11 am (UTC)
healingmirth: deadpool, bemused, missing a chunk of his head (deadpool)
From: [personal profile] healingmirth
There are a ton of those in Inception, but the only one I have bookmarked is the Calvin and Hobbes one, and that's not tagged anything other than crossover. I don't think I've read any of the ones that use JGL's other roles as the younger identity.

I can't come up with anything pithy. The closest I can get is something like "merged canon characters" but even that doesn't express it.


If I have time later I'll look at the Inception crossovers and see if anyone came up with something good.

Date: 2011-04-30 12:39 am (UTC)
trixieleitz: sepia-toned drawing of a woman in Jazz Age costume, relaxing with a glass of wine. Text: Trixie (Default)
From: [personal profile] trixieleitz
The one I'm thinking of isn't a crossover; my Inception fanfic enabler tracked it down to here.
Edited (yay, found the link!) Date: 2011-04-30 04:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-29 11:21 am (UTC)
healingmirth: deadpool, bemused, missing a chunk of his head (deadpool)
From: [personal profile] healingmirth
Maybe "character welding"? After canon welding: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CanonWelding

Or just canon welding, as-is.

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