Fairy Tale AU
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|Related:||AU, Fusion, Fantasy|
|See Also:||Elf AU, Royalty AU, Historical AU|
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Fairy Tale AUs are fanfics, and sometimes art or vids, that put the canon characters in situations and/or settings from fairy tales. They include a wide range of stories: fusions with movies or books or the fairy tales the fanworks are based on, fanworks that only use some fairy tale elements, and fanworks that follow a classic "fairy tale romance" plot structure.
Most frequently fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, or Disney are used as inspiration, but works that use myths and fairy tales from other cultures exist as well.
- Joxer Fairy Tales, a gen Xena & Hercules zine with stories inspired by fairy tales
- Kuro to Ao by xparrot, a SGA story by based on Japanese myths
- The Travels of Lucky Luffy by hibem, a One Piece story that incorporates several fairy tale elements
- The Prince and the Captured Moon by oxoniensis, a (Merlin) story in which goblins capture the moon, and a brave prince rides out on a quest.
- Storytime, in which fairytales and classic literature are acted out by Doctor Who characters for the entertainment of their toddler versions.
cover of The Prince and the Captured Moon, showing Merlin as the Man in the Moon