The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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Name: The Magnificent Seven
Abbreviation(s): M7, Mag7
Creator: Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk
Date(s): 2016
Medium: Film
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: IMDB
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The Magnificent Seven is a 2016 western/action film and remake of the 1960 film of the same name (later adapted into a 1998 TV series). Antoine Fuqua's remake follows the story of the original movie - seven gunfighters are recruited to protect the town of Rose Creek against mining baron Bartholomew Bogue - but with a significantly more diverse cast. Warrant Officer Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) recruits gambler Joshua Faraday (Chris Pratt), ex-Confederate sharpshooter Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), knife-fighting assassin Billy Rocks (Lee Byung-Hun), outlaw Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), mountain man Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Native American Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier) to fight off Bogue's army of Blackstones.

The Magnificent Seven Fandom

Immediately after its release in cinemas The Magnificent Seven attracted a small but close-knit and supportive fandom based primarily on Tumblr, though significant content was also produced by largely non-English-speaking fanartists and cosplayers on Twitter, mirroring the historical cultural split between western Media Fandom and eastern Anime Fandom.

Fandom challenges and exchanges have included Mag7 Week events on Tumblr in 2017 and 2018, two Big Bangs and various holiday exchanges.

The most popular pairings for the fandom are Goodnight Robicheaux/Billy Rocks and Joshua Faraday/Vasquez. The lack of female characters in the movie makes m/f and f/f pairings uncommon.

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  • Pairing names for Joshua Faraday/Vasquez include Varaday, Farquez, and Faraquez.
  • Pairing names for Goodnight Robicheaux/Billy Rocks include Goodrocks, Robirocks, and Goolly.

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Many fics retell the canon story or add backstory for the characters, especially Goodnight and Billy. Given the ending of the movie, Everyone Lives AUs are very popular, and also modern AUs.

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