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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: alternate power, alt!power
See Also: Worm
Tropes · Slash Tropes · Tropes by Fandom
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Altpower fics are a common type of Worm fanfiction. In general, it refers to giving a canon character a different set of superpowers than they have in canon. Most altpower fics would be considered gen, with few to no romantic pairings. The majority of altpower fics focus on Taylor Hebert, the main character of Worm. 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. At the same time, it is believed that in some altpower fics Taylor is essentially an OC with only the same background in common with the canon character.

Altpower was an optional genre category on the now-defunct fanfiction review site, Ficdb.


  • 28 Taylors Later by Discreet
  • Glassmaker by JellyfishBlues, a light Taylor/Lisa fic featuring Taylor with a power that lets her shape glass