|Date(s):||23 December 2000 (online)|
November 2003 (zine)
|External Links:||The Adversary (Xanthe.org)|
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The Adversary is a M/Sk slash X-Files novel by Xanthe. The story was first posted online in December 2000, and in November 2003 it became available as a zine, distributed by Agent With Style. The story comes with heavy warnings attached.
The online version is 132,000 words long and features a cover by CDavis and several manips by Mika.
- Mulder is abducted, and subjected to repeated rapes and torture, during which he becomes emotionally and psychologically involved in a deadly battle of wits with his torturer. There are high stakes, as the prize for winning is the possession of Mulder's soul — and his future... Mulder is forced to confront his past, unravel his complex relationship with Skinner and face up to his own psychological demons — and, in the process, find a way to defeat his adversary.
Spookys 2001 Winner for:
- Outstanding Muldertorture
- Outstanding Mulder Slash Story
- Outstanding Original Character (Laurence)
- Runner Up: Outstanding Mulder Characterisation
- Best Novel
- Best Psychological Muldertorture