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  • Weird crossover ideas

    I originally posted this on Giant in the Playground forums. I am adding on to my first post though.

    I imagine many people have their own bizarre crossover ideas. I don't mean things like Mpreg or gender bending characters for the sake of your own crossover plot. Generally I'm for keeping everything as close to canon as possible in each universe up until the crossover and it's consequences and implications. The weirdness, in my opinion, should come from the crossover combinations themselves. So with no further ado, are my weird crossover ideas.

    #1 Series used: Final Fantasy VII/The Venture Brothers/Metalocolypse
    The basic premise behind this crossover is four characters from these series are actually blood relatives. Those four being Hank and Dean Venture, Cloud Strife and Charles Foster Offdensen, their eventual meeting with each other and what that may entail for their worlds, those they care for and enemies.

    Now we know a great deal about Rusty Venture's side of the family, from Col. Lloyd Venture to Thaddeus/Rusty and his sons, but next to nothing about their mother's side. Yes we now know that Myra Brandish isn't the boys' real mother, just Rusty Venture's mentally unstable ex-bodyguard that he tricked into thinking she was their mother. So while we may not know how Hank and Dean's mother is, we know how she isn't Myra, that's something.

    Heading on to Cloud Strife, we know that his father went missing wen Cloud was a young boy, maybe 5 or 6 and that Sephiroth murdered his mother during his rampage/one-man massacre at Nibelheim. But not much else about his family. True, we don't get much detail about the families of any Final Fantasy character, but Cloud's family sticks out to me as a really noticeable and intriguing question mark. Looking at this picture of Cloud's mother, she looks quite youthful for the mother of a 17 year old, somewhere between 36 and 40, maybe? Okay then, right now I'm going to break or at least bend one of my own crossover rules and slightly alter a main character's back story.

    In many cultures when a husband dies it's either expected or favored for her to marry her late husband's eldest living, some times unmarried, brother. In this crossover, Cloud's mother is actually is his step-mother and aunt, making it a gender inverted Levirate marriage, as well as one of three sisters. In this version of events Cloud's birth mother, and her twin sister Myra, were amateur explorers and adventurers ever since their early teens. One day, on what would be June 4th, 1987 on Earth, reports of a mysterious light in the off-skirts of Nibelheim reached Myra and Nadia. These two intrepid young women went to investigate the mysterious glowing caverns, only to be transported to another world, one of failed space age dreams, super spies and organized costumed aggression. Cut off from all they knew and loved, the Brandish sisters were forced to make their own way in this strange yet somewhat familiar world. Cue theme music.

    About 50 to 60 years ago Axel Offdensen disappeared, seeming to vanish without a trace. For years his family searched for him, and for years they came up empty handed and broken hearted. To this very day the Offdensens mourn his loss and apparent death, even the seemingly cold and uncaring CFO and manager of Dethklok, Charles Foster Offdesen, can't help but shed a tear for his missing great uncle. Little did they know what world Axel landed on. Even though he barely spoke a word of English when he first arrived, Axel thrived in this new world.

    Axel spent his days chopping down trees and slaying man-eating monsters, until one day all his monster slaying took him from "crazy outsider" to "respectable citizen and pillar of the community". He even helped found a mining town that he named Nibelheim. Axel even married and had five children, the second of them being his only daughter, Ingrid Brandish née Offdensen, who took after her father in personality much more than brothers.

    Yet all of Axel's children still listened to him and learned every thing he taught them. From hunting and tracking, to fighting and wilderness survival as well as his native tongue, Swedish. So Axel's children taught their children, who then taught their children. When Cloud Strife was a little boy, he would listen to his great grandfather Axel's tales of adventure, and his home world, with rapt attention. He loved his great grandpa Axel and wanted to be just like him growing up. In fact that's what first drew him to news stories about SOLDIER first class Sephiroth, only to be sorely disappointed later. Sometimes you really just shouldn't meet your heroes at all. Just as his birth mother and older aunt would learn from meeting Rusty Venture.

    Wow it took me six paragraphs to outline the basic conceit of a three-way crossover. Is it that I'm prone to being overly verbose, or am I just being thorough and trying to come out with a coherent backstory?

    #2 (#13 in the original thread) Series used: A Song of Ice and Fire or Game of Thrones and various settings
    According to the Faith of the Seven, the Seven Gods are really one god with seven facets. But what are the Seven really? The beings that inspired the Seven are a group of cosmic entities and other beings of immense, if not god-like power, who visited Essos in the distant past, yet haven't returned to that world since. This is largely because they all have much more pressing matters to deal with. That is up until right now, they have enough time to make a return trip. The beings who inspired the Seven arrive somewhere in the middle of the War of Five Kings (before the Red Wedding) to the rise of the Sparrows.

    In some cases the the cosmic entity in question inspired more than one of the Seven. Here are the entities that the Seven were inspired by. They'll have some interesting things to say to the people of Westeros and Essos, especially to worshipers of the Seven. By the way, I know that the Inu no Taishō has been dead for centuries, but he does have two sons to answer the call for him. Gods help Westeros.

    The Father Above


    The Mother Above and the Stranger

    Last edited by Agrippa; 09-07-2016, 04:56 AM.

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    The Warrior

    or



    The Maiden
    Classic/New Earth Beautiful Dreamer

    Earth Prime Beautiful Dreamer

    Classic Beautiful Dreamer's backstory and personality with Earth Prime Beautiful Dreamer's appearance and attire.

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    • #3
      The Smith

      or
      Last edited by Agrippa; 09-07-2016, 04:55 AM.

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      • #4
        The Crone
        Recent Incarnation

        Current Incarnation


        Other Crone

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        • #5
          So, I feel done for now, any other crossover ideas out there?

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          • #6
            Have you considered comparing the Seven from Game of Thrones to the Nine from The Elder Scrolls?


            "A free society is one in which it is safe to be unpopular."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mangle77 View Post
              Have you considered comparing the Seven from Game of Thrones to the Nine from The Elder Scrolls?
              No, but I've seen it done else where. I do find it somewhat interesting though. But I'm working with my big mess of comic book/Inuyasha gods and god-like beings. I did consider trying to match them all to the Endless of Neil Gaiman's Sandman though.

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              • #8
                I'm currently working on a Vampire: The Masquerade/Yu-Gi-Oh! crossover fanfic for Archive of Our Own titled "Domino City by Night", in which several major Yu-Gi-Oh characters are Kindred. As to be expected from me, it's based on VTM 1e and doesn't recognize the metaplot.


                ​I could post the link to the fic if you guys want, as I just completed the first chapter and posted it today. It's sort of stream-of-consciousness, as the idea just came to me and I decided to just start writing it. I hope it's not too bad, and the quality will improve with each chapter. Look up "Domino City by Night" on AO3, and it should come up.

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                • #9
                  I do this shit all the time, particularly when I'm watching Procedural crime shows...my mind will start wandering, and I'll start wondering about stuff like, what if the NCIS team needed to work with Team Scorpion on a case, or found themselves working at cross-purposes with Leverage? Then they had to consult with Sherlock Holmes (both of them), Dr. House, Cal Lightman from "Lie To Me" for medical or psychological reasons. What if Holmes/Team Scorpion tried NZT, the mind-enhancing drug from Limitless? If I watched "Psyche" or "Bones", I'm sure I could tie those in as well!

                  On the more fantastical side of things, I'll kill for a crossover of X-Files, Fringe, Buffy/Angel, Supernatural, and/or Ash vs. The Evil Dead!

                  One of the distinctive things about Firefly is that there are no aliens in it, which makes it difficult to cross over with SF shows that do have them...I once read a pretty well-written fanfic that crossed it over with Doctor Who (which, by its nature, easily crosses over with pretty much anything), and did a decent job of explaining WHY there are no aliens seen in it (actually, I was sold on the image of the Tenth Doctor getting thrown through a bar window because the people inside got the wrong idea about his brown coat...)

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                  • #10
                    #4 Series used: All previously mentioned plus Supernatural
                    All the universes to be featured in this set of crossovers can be traced back to one being, the ultimate creator of all. He/it, is known through out most if not all worlds, in many different forms and guises, some call him/it God, while to others, like Doctor Orpheus and his associates, he is the Master. With that said he's/its been missing in action for several millennia, presence as the Master not withstanding, and has largely confined himself to a single Earth in one of his universes while in human form. To the public he's known as Robert Carver, author of the Supernatural line of novels, to those who know him well his name is Chuck, Chuck Shurley. He's reconciled with his sister the Darkness/Amara and is getting back into the universe again. This will be interesting.
                    Last edited by Agrippa; 09-12-2016, 07:00 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Camilla View Post
                      I'm currently working on a Vampire: The Masquerade/Yu-Gi-Oh! crossover fanfic for Archive of Our Own titled "Domino City by Night", in which several major Yu-Gi-Oh characters are Kindred. As to be expected from me, it's based on VTM 1e and doesn't recognize the metaplot.


                      ​I could post the link to the fic if you guys want, as I just completed the first chapter and posted it today. It's sort of stream-of-consciousness, as the idea just came to me and I decided to just start writing it. I hope it's not too bad, and the quality will improve with each chapter. Look up "Domino City by Night" on AO3, and it should come up.
                      Okay then, just post the link.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Agrippa View Post

                        Okay then, just post the link.
                        I tried to initially, but for some strange reason my browser won't let me.

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                        • #13
                          #5 Series used: FF VII, The Marvel Cinematic Universe (starting out pre-Winter Soldier) and a live-action version of the DCAU with select DC comics and Vertigo elements (Sandman's Endless and Lucifer Morningstar, Hellblazer and villains such as Anton Arcane)
                          After trying to destroy/conquer Gaia for the umpteenth time in 5 years (starting from 2007 in Final Fantasy VII) Sephiroth finally comes to the conclusion that Jenova is nothing more than a parasitic alien creature that fed off of planets for its own well being. That all the "guidance" Jenova gave him would have allowed Jenova to feast off Gaia Lifestream instead of allowing him to rule over the planet as the "benevolent god" he imagines himself to be. Yet Sephiroth, self righteous twat that he is, still believes he has the divine right to rule the planet of Gaia as a benevolent god. However Sephiroth has learned to shed his Wile E. Coyotesque behavior and has left Gaia, in a quest for guidance and wisdom. He's finding this wisdom on two worlds, actually alternate versions of of the same world.

                          On one alternate of this world he meets a man known as The Demon's Head, the founder and leader of an ancient order aimed at purifying and healing this blighted and congested world through any means necessary. A truly impressive man, both physically and mentally, Ra's al Ghul is a hale and hearty man for his apparent age. Standing at a height of 6'4" and weighing in at 215 lbs. Ra's is a wiry and spry man of over 600 years of age. His olive-colored skin contrasting with his light green eyes and graying hair. To Sephiroth Ra's is what a leader and ruler should look and act like and true sage and scholar. Not at all the fool, idiots, weaklings and degenerates in Shinra he served as a SOLDIER. Then their was Ra's lovely and brilliant daughter, Talia. Sephiroth spends many a spare moment with the Demon's daughter, talking to one another, quietly walking around Ra's compound with his arm draped over Talia's shoulder or sparring with her in the courtyard, in matches that are as much dance as practice duels. Yet Sephiroth never let's himself go any farther with her, out of respect for Ra's and his desire that Talia should marry the Demon's heir, instead hoping to prove himself worthy of such an honor. Until such a joyous day arrives Sephiroth shall remain Talia al Ghul's knight and she his lady.

                          On the other world Sephiroth encounters a secret society seeking to save its world from the vice and stupidity born of its people's freewill. These men and women are forced to hide their true allegiances from the broader world and work in the shadows of other groups and agencies, most notably S.H.I.E.L.D. This ancient, and in Sephiroth's opinion illustrious, order has lasted for thousands of years, making even older than the League of Shadows. Yet this order, known as Hydra, has only come to light recently, about 60-70 years ago and due to the heavy handedness and recklessness of one Johan Schmidt, also known derisively as the Red Skull. Where others would have scorned him as a fool and mocked him for reckless behavior, Sephiroth can't bring himself to view the Red Skull quite that way. Instead he views Johan Schmidt with pity, sympathy and even understanding and a sense of kinship. In truth, Sephiroth sees much of himself in the late Hydra leader and much of the Red Skull in himself. But he had come here for wisdom, guidance and sense of belonging, and found it with both Hydra and the League of Shadows. If only he could bring the two together, united in one common goal. He means to bring that up in his upcoming meeting with Hydra's current leader, a man he met a held pleasant conversation with before, Secretary of Defense Alexander Pierce.

                          #6 Series used: FF VI, The Marvel Cinematic Universe and a live-action version of the DCAU with select DC comics and Vertigo elements (like Sandman's Endless and Lucifer Morningstar, Hellblazer and villains such as Anton Arcane)
                          Joker, meet Kefka Palazoo, Kilgrave, Anton Arcane and Doctor Destiny. Kefka Palazoo, meet Joker, Kilgrave, Anton Arcane and Doctor Destiny. Kilgrave, meet Joker, Kefka Palazoo, Anton Arcane and Doctor Destiny. Anton Arcane, meet Joker, Kefka Palazoo, Kilgrave and Doctor Destiny. Doctor Destiny, meet Joker, Kefka Palazoo, Kilgrave and Anton Arcane. Now shake each others hands and play nice with each other.
                          Last edited by Agrippa; 09-18-2016, 01:29 AM.

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                          • #14
                            #7: Series used: FF VII (base), Fringe, BTVS/Angel, The Wildstorm Universe (Planetary to be exact), Supernatural, The Venture Brothers, Veronica Mars (why the hell not), The Marvel Cinematic Universe (starting out pre-Avengers, but after Thor) and a live-action version of the DCAU with select DC comics and Vertigo elements (Sandman's Endless and Lucifer Morningstar, Hellblazer and villains such as Anton Arcane, also tied in to my previous crossover ideas in this thread.

                            A small but eclectic group of individuals across multiple universes are contacted in dreams and waking visions. This motley crew of mystics, scientists, spies, hunters, dabblers in the occult, one smarter than average supernaturally empowered Valley girl, a group of four superhuman mystery archeologists, a retired girl detective heading into adulthood, Dr. Venture's walking murder machine and even a depressed angel, all had visions of the same woman. She's pretty and young, about early to mid-twenties, with medium to dark brown reaching to her lower back and bright green eyes. Also really fond of pastel clothing. She introduces herself as Aerith, Aerith Gainsborough. Often times accompanied by a boyishly handsome and noticeably taller young man, with spiky mane-like dark brown hair and piercing blue eyes. He also introduces himself to Aerith's psychically contacted hosts, going by the name of Zack Fair. He even takes the time to talk to them along side Aerith.

                            The contacted individuals will of course have their own reactions to their visitations, but that's to be expected. The contacted individuals are Doctor Walter Bishop, Buffy Anne Summers, Willow Rosenberg, the Drummer and Planetary's spectral entity detection and communication devices, Castiel, Doctor Byron Orpheus, Brock Samson, Courtney Haines A.K.A. Sergent Hatred/Vatred, Doctor Mrs. the Monarch, Doctor Henry Killinger, Hank and Dean Venture, Veronica Mars, somehow Director Nick Fury and Agent Phil Coulson, Zatanna Zatara, John Constantine and perhaps even a friendly chat with Death herself. Though I expect Miss Mars will be shocked by meeting the ghost of a woman who looks and sounds like a brunette version of her murdered friend Lily Kane.

                            Last but not least, Aerith has invited each and every last one of them, and their guests, to Gaia. I'll have more later. And yes, Walter will be bringing Eugene this time.

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                            • #15
                              I also get a lot of mileage from comboing magic-themed anime: Clow Reed, from Cardcaptor Sakura, attended/taught at Mahora Academy, from Negima, and fought in the Holy Grail War, from Fate/Stay Night, and Eriol may do the same (also, I ship NegiXSakura!) Once I finish A Certain Magical Index, I'll probably fit that in there, too, somehow...

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