I will warn you all right now. I have a strained relationship with the canon of any series. I can, have, and will continue disregard canon and Word of God, especially if said canon or WoG makes my suspension of disbelief chew through the straps and run off screaming “That makes no sense!”
My bunnies start buzzing about fan fic almost as soon as I first heard anything about Magi. Which is actually via fan fiction – Vathara / crossoverqueen’s “What Goes Around” story to be specific. The buzzing was quiet enough to be ignored in favor of Other Things until Vathara invited her readers to brainstorm about some her Magi-related plot bunnies, including the crazy ones.
As soon as they saw the words, “Merchant Sinbad with bitty Prince Alibaba and King Rashid” – the bunnies turned from buzzing to the full chorus of noises. And they started presenting ideas while smiling. Or rather showing teeth. Very sharp teeth. Many sharp teeth.
I started brainstorming and it has soon become obvious that they will not be satisfied with a short cute kid fic. No, they want a full alternate universe because as fun as Magi is, some things about it really bug them.
Like how many characters and some of the countries have names that are so much “As Long As It Sounds Foreign.”
And they think Al-Thamen has way too many of the cards. Or maybe they are just annoyed that it seems to be following the path of so many other shounen series by having the antagonists be increasingly ludicrous God Sues that require increasingly ludicrous methods of defeat.
They snarl and growl menacingly at the Sinbad is David’s reincarnation thing. So that is NOT HAPPENING IN THIS AU.
And maybe it’s because I got into Magi from Vathara. Or maybe it was something else. Either way, they want crossover potential.
Thoughts or suggestions anyone?