Noir Detective AU
|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||Film Noir AU|
|See Also:||Alternate Universe|
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Noir Detective stories in fanfic are usually either realized as complete AUs, in which the characters are put in a typical '40s-'50s film noir environment; or as a homage towards the style, in which the characters are still their canon selves, but plot or aesthetics are given a noir slant.
The former is sometimes realized as a fusion with classic noir movies, for example as part of a reel challenge. The latter is sometimes inspired by canon itself, if the series has noir homage episodes or canonical noir AUs, such as several comic Elseworlds published by DC, or Picard's Dixon Hill holodeck adventures in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
First person narration is far more common in Noir Detective AUs than in fanfic at large as first person is strongly associated with the genre (The Big Sleep was written in the first person).
- SGA-Noir by Leyna done for the Paintedspires challenge
- The Big Sleep by Wychwood done for the Reel SGA challenge
- Buffy Season Noir by Anna S.
- A Face That Nobody Knows by aesc done for the SGA Big Bang
- Case at Hand by Neevebrody (2008)
- Joining with the Jackal Pack by The Drifter (2008)
- Noir by Sanyin