Red vs. Blue
|Name:||Red vs. Blue|
|Creator:||Rooster Teeth Productions (Burnie Burns et al.)|
|Medium:||machinima web series|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||official site|
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It originally started out as an extremely cracky comedy series featuring two opposing military teams but it soon developed an overarching plot and emotional depth.
The series makes use of a bug in the game to show characters' heads nodding while speaking. The series is so popular that after the Halo game makers fixed the bug, they unfixed it again just for RvB.
The Reconstruction, Recreation, and Revelation arcs as well as The Project Freelancer Saga are generally thought to have drawn in a lot of new fans to the fic writing side of fandom, although opinions differ on whether the "true" RvB is more focused on plot or humor. Fans who are intimidated by the length of the canon are sometimes advised to skip the first five seasons and start with Reconstruction, while other fans are vehemently against the idea.
According to AO3 tags, the most popular pairings in descending order of popularity are:
- Lavernius Tucker/Agent Washington
- Dexter Grif/Dick Simmons
- Agent Carolina/Agent York
- Agent Maine/Agent Washington
Archives and Communities
- Red vs. Blue Fanfiction Archive
- Red vs. Blue on AO3
- rvbficwars on Tumblr, "home of the Red vs Blue Bingo Wars, Big Bang, Angst Wars, Fluff Weeks, Rec Days, and other fandom events."