|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||alternate power, alt!power|
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This trope refers to giving a canon character a different set of superpowers than they have in canon. The primary focus on most altpower fics is the ramifications on canon of the fic's protagonist having a different power, and exploring what the character would be like with that power. This is partly due to the close relationship between the nature of powers and the personality of the user in canon.
In the worm fandom these fics mostly focus on the protagonist, Taylor Hebert. Some fans essentially believe that the versions of Taylor presented in altpower fics are essentially OCs with only the same background in common with the canon character.
- 28 Taylors Later by Discreet
- Glassmaker (Spacebattles) by JellyfishBlues, a light Taylor/Lisa fic featuring Taylor with a power that lets her shape glass
- Camera Shy, Archived version, by TheGreatGimmick -- in which Taylor has a grab-bag of powers centering around being perceived
- Alt-power Taylor Hebert tag on Archive of Our Own - note that because atlpower Taylor fics are the most common, AO3 bundles them together with all other altpower fics, so it's not strictly accurate