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But first, a few ground rules. First, this list will not discuss scenes or stories that I deleted (including the pointless characters in Firstborn or Monty’s Unexciting Galactic Days). I also won’t discuss mistakes that I WILL fix eventually (the missing stages in the Benders’ Dawn Saga or half the Darkness fights). I only plan to discuss mistakes that I can’t erase, whether because of plot reasons or because I don’t want to, for other reasons.
Number 5: Sector JP, Chapter 3: Jinta, the Strongest Boy
I…I don’t know what I was thinking when I made this one. Well, yes I do: this chapter was meant to be a satire to my own series and emphasize how the girls seem to have more roles than boys. Jinta hated this fact and wanted to enter a Girls’ Boxing Tournament to prove that he was stronger than all the strongest girls. It was a mostly fun chapter with a comical conflict that was bound to fail… but that’s where it went wrong.
The part that I regret writing was the climax of the chapter, where Karin humiliates Jinta. I mean, I guess it was part of the satire, but from a realistic perspective, what decent friend would do that to a fellow teammate? If you were in Jinta’s shoes, you would feel the exact same way. That’s why I decided to write in a scene where Karin feels guilty and apologizes to Jinta. The reason this is at the bottom of the list is because of that, and it also made Karin a flawed person in her philosophy.
Still, when I think about it, the “gender diversity” problem is more of an invisible one. I mean, genders aren’t purposely segregated (coughexceptamazonia) and both male and female characters are either super strong or averagely strong. One thing you have to understand is, I don’t assign roles to characters based on gender, I assign roles based on which characters are best qualified for them, whether this be who should be a Firstborn Guardian, a Sector Leader, the main villain, etc..
Number 4: Seven Lights: The Side Stories
There is no story more complex and riddled with side-plots than the Seven Lights Saga. Of course I had to divide it into two stories happening at the same time! This I don’t regret, because the Side Stories featured some important content and developments.
What I do regret is how I made it too connected with the Main Story. There were scenes in the Side Stories that drastically affect the Main Story and vice-versa, and if a person were only reading one or the other, they would just get thrown off. The biggest example was the final chapter of the Side Stories. You remember what happened, right? I won’t spoil it because the Main Story already does that.
Number 3: The “Rip-off” Stories or Scenes
One of the issues with Kingdom Hearts is that the side-plots in the Disney worlds were rip-offs of the plots from those Disney movies. The Gameverse shares this problem, too, unfortunately. It happened with Operation: CLOWN, it happened with the Captain Rourke twist, and the Arceus Battle mostly ripped off the Xemnas Battle. And when I do something like this, even if I add my own little Gameverse touches, the end result ends up being predictable unless you’ve never seen their origins.
But I don’t actually regret this too badly because, unlike some Disney worlds in Kingdom Hearts, the “rip-off” scenes in the Gameverse usually advance or correlate to the plot. Especially since we got Mocha!
Number 2: Anthony Ant
It’s common knowledge that I throw in a lot of G/T (Giant/Tiny) in my stories. I don’t regret this. I think G/T is a cute subgenre and it can lead to hilarious interactions and development between characters. A lot of other series do it, too, like Disney, One Piece, or Fairy Tail. That being said, I can acknowledge that some G/T moments weren’t really necessary. Some of my G/T-centered stories didn’t need to exist, but there are others that I’m really proud of. Anthony Ant… is not one of them.
First of all, it was too cutesy. As the Gameverse is a heavily action-adventure-centered series, while adorable characters really balance out the intensity of certain scenes, Anthony Ant was too adorable. True, the characters were young children, but still. The second reason is, it ultimately revolved around forcing Anthony to learn a lesson. Y’know, ’cause he was a bully, but even then, I don’t feel like it was a conflict that needed to happen. I guess it had the benefit of giving him a character flaw, but we still have his jerky nature. Regardless, everything about the story from its premise to its ending… ugh, you can really tell this was still back in my younger days.
Honestly, the only thing I feel was relevant in this story was that subtle foreshadowing where Anthony’s dad is holding him. You know, ’cause… Anthony’s “other dad.”
Number 1: Kami Drilovsky
In my starting days, I didn’t create as many OCs as I do now. I borrowed OCs from other writers, and the reason for this was establishing friendships between them. Depthcharge2030, Numbuh 6.13, Fanny, Big Hat, and many of them were good friends. Of course, I figured they were hoping for their characters to have major roles in the Gameverse, and I admit there were some that I wish I used more. However, regardless of how well I used their characters, most of them still enjoyed the Firstborn Saga, and not just the parts with their characters.
The biggest exception, however… was Kami’s creator, Yougotburned. She was HORRIBLY biased, HORRIBLY unreasonable, and I think the ONLY reason I wanted to be friends with her is because she used Dynamite Girl’s Violet McCleary in her high school fic! Yeah, talk about a dumb reason! I didn’t even like the story, it was as cliché as they get!
And she didn’t care about ANYTHING that was happening in my stories, she cared about NONE of the characters except for Kami! And even when I gave Kami a chapter, even when I gave her an amazing scene, she gave ZERO SHITS. KAMI DEFEATED KING K. F***ING ROOL, it was one of the most AMAZING battles in the Gameverse, and she gave no shits! (Okay, technically he killed himself, BUT SHE PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT!) She did not acknowledge ANYTHING that was happening around Kami!
And she also wanted me to make her friends with Morgan, the Blonde Kuki Wannabe No One Remembers, and that Blonde Kuki Wannabe Wannabe That No One Remembers, and she wanted me to pair Kami with Buddy. I am SO GLAD I did NONE of those things! Because why would it have mattered? She cared about nothing else, why would she care about that?
With all that said, I like what I did with Kami. I gave her real character flaws, like her concealed dislike for aliens or her desire to make a more “proper” daughter, and flaws were something that she was lacking in her original stories. But I can’t blame Yougotburned too much. After all, we were teenagers back then, and I had my own biases. Teenagers are annoying. Period.
Across the Gameverse, you can tell what series I was obsessed with when I started incorporating a bunch of crossovers from them. Recent examples were One Piece and Fairy Tail. Like I said with the gender thing, I don’t add crossovers for the sake of my obsession with them, I add them if I have an idea with them and I think that idea can work in the story.
That being said, I think the worst crossover obsession was Kids Next Door. You know, the center series of this entire saga? The sad truth is, the Gameverse was born out of an obsession with KND. That’s why we had the bad 1/362 or 10/11.0 romance. This is why I’m sick of looking at Operation: GALACSIA because it reeked of my KND obsession.
But as I kept writing the series, there were less traces of a KND obsession, and the KND that existed in the series evolved into something better than it used to be. The KND learned that not every adult is a supervillain, healthy foods like meat and vegetables are better than candy, and they welcome teenagers, benders, aliens, and generally ANYONE in the KND! As long as they wanna save the world and stuff! And decommissioning is only reserved for legit traitors… well, before it became obsolete. And that has become the ultimate philosophy in the Gameverse: showing that even snot-nosed kids can learn and grow. (Hey, it’s more rare than you think. )
Kuki and Wally’s Surprising Love
I don’t regret this one. At all. The ¾ shipping was positively the most toxic and the absolute worst thing in the KND fandom, and this one-shot was a testament to their sickening and overdone, over-rated, and unoriginal stories. If I spent more time in the Fairy Tail fandom, I would probably find the same problem with Natsu/Lucy.
And the 2nd time I wrote a satire of a pairing was Sector KB, Chapter 2, with Ruby/Sapphire. That chapter is one of my proudest ones (especially since it was actually taken seriously), and it was probably my only reason for publishing even a shred of Sector KB.
The Death Fake-Outs
Mr. Enter recently made a list of the Top 11 worst clichés, and the #1 worst cliché was the Death Fake-Out, wherein a character dies, but they come back to life sometime later. The Gameverse pulled this trick a LOT back then. Dr. Facilier, Leopold Anderson, Davy Jones’ victims, and even some modern stories do it. The Death Fake-Out is common in a lot of series. As much as I love Fairy Tail, one of its worst problems was that it pulled this trick too much. One Piece also did it, but with that series, it was only minor characters, so they weren’t used to score cheap emotions out of the audience, and it was mostly for the sake of not having to keep track of more characters. However, no one’s gonna fall for it if a main character fake-dies.
But with some fake deaths, like those in the Gameverse, they’re mostly used for plot reasons, and nowadays, I try to avoid it if I can. You could say Leopold’s fake death in Firstborn wasn’t necessary, but then we wouldn’t see Danika’s Shadow Fury. And if I bring any character back to life, it’s mostly villains through illegal means. If you aren’t aware, there’s a hundred ways to come back to life or become immortal. That’s why I have to make consequences for those involved – for instance, their soul gets tainted, or the god must be tortured or imprisoned. (And no, Mary and Madotsuki don’t count because their matters were different.)
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD
But now that we’re on the topic of death, I will say this: I have absolutely no intention of bringing Bill Cipher back. I think his death was the most heartbreaking and emotional in all the Gameverse. If I were to revive him by some means, it would totally ruin the emotion of that scene. Even if Bill was a villain, you have to understand his position and his conflict.
END OF SPOILERS
It still sorta hurts to look back on these mistakes, not to mention the ones I have yet to fix, but we have to remember the grander scope here. The exciting action scenes, the diverse and likeable characters, the inspiration I try to make them bring simply by doing what they do, whether it’s sending a candy giant to the sun, saving troubled girls from imprisonment, or implying that a First Grader would make a better president than an adult. It all makes the Gameverse an exciting place to live for so many people.
Do I expect the Gameverse to have a major impact on the world? Of course not, the real world doesn’t care. After all, I try to make the characters in the Gameverse believable.
Hello, guys, it's me, Gamewizard2008, also known as the King of Crossovers. I'm the author of the Gameverse series, a massive crossover series that centers around Codename: Kids Next Door, but also features Avatar, One Piece, Zelda, and a little of any series you can think of. All of my stories are in my deviantART gallery in chronological order, so check them out if you want. I also draw pictures of my characters and scenes from my stories.
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