|See also:||character bashing, OOC, You Big Bully!|
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Grovelfic is a type of fanfic in which character A realizes that they have treated character B unfairly or not appreciated them enough, and "reforms" or apologizes profusely (i.e. "groveling"), usually because the author favors character B and sides strongly with their viewpoint in conflicts or events that happened in canon. It is often a fix-it story for a particular episode, but can also grow out of a more long term dissatisfaction with character dynamics in canon.
Grovelfic is usually not a self-applied label, but used by others who feel the characters are mischaracterized in a story.