Talk:Crossover

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The Sith Lord/Jedi example seems more like an AU than anything I'd refer to as a crossover. Does this terminology seem weird to anyone else? --LC 06:29, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

I've heard this kind of work called "fusion." Since it does involve worldbuilding from one fandom and characters from another, I think I'd still call it a crossover, but I think that what's now listed as type "b" (characters from two fandoms meet; hijinks ensue) is the dominant usage in my circles.--Ari 06:38, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
IME that would pretty much universally be described as "a Star Wars AU" although I've heard the fusion term more recently as well. I'm still not entirely clear what distinguishes fusion from AU, though. --LC 07:05, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
I think fusion is a subset of AU that uses specific concepts/worldbuilding from another fandom. If I write a story where Rodney and Elizabeth et al are space cowboys, it's an AU. If I write a story where they're space cowboys in Reaver-infested space, the worlds are governed by the Alliance, John's a high-priced geisha-like prostitute called a Companion, and everyone curses in Chinese, it's still an AU, but because the AU setting is also highly derivative, it's also a fusion (and, I think, a crossover).--Ari 07:12, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


There's also a few cases of published X-Men crossovers with various Star Trek series. I'm not sure what started it off but I have one such book on my shelf and there's a comic book example and probably others too. Which is pretty interesting as they're so unrelated to each other and yet there they are, published by TPTB. I'd add that in but apparently I can't on that article. --Neth 14:25 , 29 October 2011 (BST)

Hi Neth, that sounds interesting indeed and it might fit under "Using official crossovers". What seems to be the problem with editing the page? --Doro 14:58, 29 October 2011 (UTC)