Modern AU

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Related: Historical AU, Mundane AU, All Human AU, Earth AU
See Also: Alternate Universe
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A Modern AU is a fanwork which moves characters from a historical (or pseudo-historical) fandom into a modern setting.

It can also be applied to characters whose canon is in the distant future, giving them a current setting, often without the technology the original fiction possesses.

In the case of canons with supernatural elements, or superheroes, a modern AU often places characters in a world where they don't have access to their magic or powers. Thus there is some overlap between Modern AUs, and No Powers AUs.

This trope is popular in heavy speculative fiction fandoms such as Star Wars.

Modern AU Heavy Fandoms

Example Fanworks


Xena: Warrior Princess

Merlin (TV series)

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