5 favorite fandom crossovers and why (from megan_moonlight
Such a great question!
and James Bond
. I've never known a crossover to be more common, or more well done. There are just so many good stories and headcanons on this topic. It seems like everyone has written one. I've
written one. Honestly, I sometimes forget the combo isn't canon (not that I haven't heard people argue that it totally is).
2. More generally, I love same actor crossovers. You know the kind- where the cast of one show meets a few (if not all) of the characters from another and shenanigans ensue because so-and-so looks just like so-and-so (or sometimes- depending on the story- used to be that person). There were some particularly great Stargate
crossovers playing with the Daniel/Victor resemblance back in the day, but there are too many examples of this kind of fic to list them all.
3. Another more general one, but I love Harry Potter
Fusions. As much as I like the Harry Potter series, I sometimes think that what fans later did with the housing system is actually more interesting than the canon. I love all the thought fans put into sorting characters from a different series, and I love the feel you get in a story when most of the main characters end up spread more evenly across the houses. Some of the best ones will also work the Harry Potter
characters in as well.
4. Although I love crossovers it's hard for me to list favorites because I think my favorite thing is actually when a crossover surprises me? Even though they're not the two most compatible series (in my view) I once read a Stargate/Doctor Who
crossover that was truly fantastic. I read a Torchwood/Sherlock
crossover where Mycroft was Ianto's father and it worked. An Avengers/MIB/The Avengers
crossover where Agent K and Emma Peel were Coulson's parents and it
worked. People's creativity with these things amazes me so much. (I don't really have time to comb through my bookmarks for these, but if there's one you would like to read let me know and I'll go link hunting)
5. I have to mention one canon crossover that really blows my mind: Bones
and Sleepy Hollow
. I wouldn't say I love
this because I don't really watch either show anymore and it also sort of drives me crazy, but I just find it so fascinating. With so many shows doing successful spin-offs, it's not hard to see why the network wanted to try it, but... Somebody honestly said "Let's just have the Sleepy Hollow
team consult with the Bones
team and it'll just be a fun little one off." And it means that monsters and demons and witches and people who have been alive for 200 years (or so) just casually live in the same universe as Bones
! That's canon.
Honorable mention canon crossover: one of my favorite shows, Profit
, was co-created by David Greenwalt, who also co-created Angel
. It was originally his intention to have Jim Profit play a recurring role on Angel
(I believe in season 5). The actor couldn't make it work, so it never happened- but David Greenwalt still essentially thought those two shows could've been happening in the same world. That kind of thing just amazes me.
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