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|See Also:||Role Reversal (Merlin)|
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Role Reversal is an Alternate Universe trope in which two characters switch character roles. For example, Clark Kent changes roles with Lois Lane - Clark would be a human reporter and Lois would be Superwoman.
Popular Fandom Examples
- For the Merlin (BBC) fandom, see Role Reversal (Merlin).
- Arrow fandom often has Oliver Queen and another character - usually Felicity Smoak or Sara Lance switch roles. For example: Oliver would be an IT tech while Felicity would be the billionaire/vigilante. Other types of AU are usually merged with this one, such as No Island AU.
- Once Upon A Time fandom - quite popular in Captain Hook works where Emma Swan is the pirate while Killian Jones is the Prince.
- Supernatural fandom - quite popular in Destiel works, where Dean Winchester is an angel and Castiel is a Hunter.
- Batman fandom - often uses an Age Reversal on the Robins, switching their order usually.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe often uses a Winter Soldier AU or Captain America AU: in which Bucky Barnes is Cap, Steve Rogers is Winter Soldier or it's often played with Natasha Romanoff or Peggy Carter as Winter Soldier/Captain America roles reversed.
- no man is an island (oh this i know) by confidentialityspice, (eventually Olicity, Laurel/Tommy, Felicity & Diggle) "My name is Felicity Smoak. For five years, I was stranded on a desert island with only one goal: survive. Now I will fulfill Robert Queen's dying wish to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else." WIP
- the werewolf and the banshee by wolfwithpanthereyes, Scott/Lydia, She peels back bandages. There should be puncture wounds in her side. She finds nothing but unblemished skin.
- AU: Sara Lance was found by fishermen in the North China Sea, after being presumed dead for five years. Once home, Sara becomes the Black Canary, taking up the role of Starling City’s only and most lethal vigilante, in order to fulfill Robert Queen’s dying wish; “save our city”., a gif-picspam of Sara Lance becoming the city's vigilante instead of Oliver.
- Oliver Smoak and Felicity Queen, an Oliver/Felicity manip