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|See also||AU, fix-it, denialfic, What If|
|Related articles on Fanlore.|
A canon rewrite is a fanfiction that largely retreads the events of canon but does so in a unique manner or with limited changes. For example, it may retell the events of canon from the POV of a supporting character, such as re-writing the Harry Potter series from Hermione or Draco's perspective. It may also reimagine the story with specific elements added or changed, such as letting a doomed character live, genderswapping the protagonist, or setting it in a universe with A/B/O dynamics while largely following canonical events. The distinction between canon rewrites and AUs, fix-its, and denialfic can thus be somewhat murky.
- Canon Rewrite tag on AO3