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- Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers: gen or het (almost always interspecies relationships) that put the pairing into the background to the point of Bob even if it's true love which it almost always is; Action/Adventure; Case fic with arcs or even entire verses if the writer in question is prolific enough and/or triggers follow-ups by other fans; classic in that they ignore the Boom!comics, and not to mention all more recent animated material; OCs are mostly either victims/the Rangers' clients or the villain themselves, and the villain is almost always an animal OC; Lahwhinie returns; if one of the Rangers dies, it's usually Chip; Tom Clancy-esque technology porn; and not exactly few crossovers; almost always Futurefic out of necessity; almost always Teamfic; almost no Alternate Universes at all, and what few exist are humorous/parodies.
- DC Comics: Sex Pollen; Identity Porn; retcon-fixing AU; superteam orgy fic; Alien Kink; Voyeurism; Cross-dressing; Virgin!fic.
- Harry Potter: Futurefic; Epilogue? What Epilogue?; Next Gen; Cross Gen; Veelafic; Animagus!fic (see also Animal Transformation); Death-Eater orgies; time-travel; detention; Aurorfic; Muggle fic; potion accidents; Fuck or Die; torture; re-sorting; Severitus fic; Fanon Draco; twincest/Weasleycest; Snape-as-virgin; vampire!Snape; Bondfic (voluntary or not); Veritaserum; X-is-still-alive AU; Lie Low At Lupin's; One Big Happy Weasley Family; legilimency/occlumency.
- Highlander: Hurt/Hurt; OCs as story protagonist with limited use of canon characters; Mary Sue; Master Manipulator Methos; Bronze Age slavefic torture epics.
- Homestuck: bloodswap, guardianswap, post-Sburb, post-Scratch fic, Human A/U, all-troll A/U, "stabdads" A/U
- Inception: Team fic, job fic (cf (casefile), Limbo fic, forging, Mal Was Right/It Was All A Dream, AUs, Crack, catboys, animal transformation, bottom!Arthur, age difference, underage
- IT: Amnesia, Angst, Apocafic/Zombie Apocalypse, Boarding School/High School/University AU, Childhood Friends/The Losers Club, Disability Fic/Mental Disorder Fic, Domestic Fic, Fix-it/Reset Button, Hatesex, Heat Fic/Knotting, Hurt/Comfort, Punk AU, Role Reversal/Mirror Universe, RST/UST, Soulmate AU, Superpowers/Vampire/Werewolf/Witch AU
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: WAFF-iness (Warm and Fuzzy Feelings) - stories with no angst but plenty of sappiness.
- The Lord of the Rings: Tenth walker Mary Sue stories; one of the characters claiming the One Ring (and then abuse other characters); Hobbit hurt/comfort and curtainfic; Boromir/Faramir incest; "Boromir lives" alternate universes; Legomances; hobbit/human interspecies, Fourth Age stories; Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual.
- The Magnificent 7: The Cartwright Syndrome; The Hollow Man Syndrome; one-shot AUs that become fandom-wide shared universes (ATF, werewolves, etc.)
- Merlin: Arthur finds out; Modern AU; futurefic; animal transformation; Magic made them do it; role reversal (Merlin in charge, Arthur as servant); OT4; Winter in Camelot; Modern Royal Family AU; Arthur Conquers Ealdor.
- NCIS: Kink, kink, and for variety, more kink and then some woobiefication on top of the kink. Don't Ask Don't Tell and genderswap also feature prominently.
- The Old Guard: What Happened in Malta; Historical fic that isn't quite AU due to the nature of the fandom
- One Direction: OT5; Tour fic; X-Factor era fic; future fic; Dark!Harry (though this is generally associated with badfic); Non-Famous AUs with some or all members not famous, or famous for different careers.
- Popslash: Wingfic; Genderswap; magical_realism; busfic; Group Slut Fic/GSF; portmanteau pairing names.
- The Professionals: The Game; bizarre AUs; My Partner's Dead, Just Kidding (MPDJK); Elf AUs and Inappropriate Elf stories.
- seaQuest : Evil Lucas Fiction (ELF), in which high angst, h/c, and everything from child abuse to self-mutilation abound.
- The Sentinel: Domestic Discipline; soulbond; Smarm; Everyone Is Gay; the Office Betting Pool; originated the Sentinel and Guide trope.
- Smallville: Clark Kent out-of-control on Red Kryptonite; trying to fix things with time travel; futurefic; kidfic.
- Star Trek: The Original Series, especially Kirk/Spock: Cave stories; Spock-as-virgin; Pon farr; Ancient Vulcan slave stories; Mirror Universe stories; Bondmates; Aliens made them do it; Anal Penetration (very focused in its psychological implications and gender/power as per Kirk/Spock fiction), complicated alien genitalia - especially Spock's e.g. Tentacles[; Hand Porn; Mirror Universe fic.
- Star Trek (2009): The Mind Meld Gave Me Feelings (wherein Spock Prime's canon mind meld with Kirk also transferred over scenes of he and Kirk Prime in a relationship); Spock Prime as matchmaker
- Stargate Atlantis: Don't Ask Don't Tell (including lots of post-DADT fic); Internalized homophobia; kidfic; teamfic; OT4; genderswap; aliens made them do it; Sentient Atlantis; Atlantis-goes-independent fic; The Post-Trinity Phenomenon; anaphylaxis fic; apocafic; mathy!fic; penguinfic; strong crack including a lot of anthropomorfic; Same Actor Crossover, sex pollen, and many Alternate Universe stories with Earth AUs.
- Supernatural: pre-series; weecest; angel slash; free will vs. predestination (and Team Free Will fics); ghosts; curses; raised-apart; evil!Sam; demon!Dean; wingfic, Dean loves his car, Samulet (fix-it) fics, voicemail (fix-it) fics.
- Supernatural RPF: AUs; non-AUs (especially J2 housemates fic); curtainfic; knotting; Alpha/Beta/Omega society; bestiality; and lots of other kink.