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Grovelfic (or grovel!fic) 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. "grovels"), 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.
Grovelfic is very closely related to apologyfic. Another related genre is the accusation fic. However, these genres are more concerned with seeing a hated character punished for their misdeeds than with obtaining justice for the favorite.
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- Awards: The Bad, Bad Man Awards, Army Awards, Beautiful Tragedy (vidding awards)
- Characters: Jake Jensen, David Nolan, Kim Possible (character)
- Fanworks: Super Mario Bros. Z, Treasures of the Heart, All for Love
- Pairings: NurseyDex, Peter Parker/Felicia Hardy, Darcy Lewis/Fandral
- Websites: The Leaky Cauldron, Grimoire, Springhole.net