Uberfic (short for Uber fanfic, UberXena, or simply Uber or Über) is a kind of alternative universe fanfic in which characters or events are portrayed somewhat closely to original canon but usually in a different time period, many times featuring the ancestors, descendants or reincarnations of canon characters. The term was coined by Kym Masera Taborn of Whoosh.org. Some consider the first uberfic in the XWP fandom to be the X-filescrossoverWarrior's Heart by Darkone that first appeared in February1997, but there is controversary about this. A popular example of the genre are the characters Dar and Kerry that were first seen in Tropical Storm. The word Ã¼ber comes from the German language. ... An alternative universe is a type or form of fan fiction in which known, canonical facts about the universe being explored or written about, are deliberately changed. ... In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... An ancestor is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor. ... Kinship and descent is one of the major concepts of cultural anthropology. ... Reincarnation, as a doctrine, is the rebirth in another body (after physical death), of some critical part of a persons personality or spirit, namely, the Ego. ... X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... Chromosomal crossover in genetics is an exchange of material between two chromosomes. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A genre is a division of a particular form of art according to criteria particular to that form. ...
The term seems to be slowly spreading to other fandoms, particuarly Harry Potter.  Cover of the original novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. ...
'''Uberfic''' (short for Uber fanfic or simply Uber) is a kind of elseworlds fanfic in which characters or events are portrayed somewhat closely to original canon (fiction) canon but usually in a different time period, sometimes featuring the ancestors or descendants of canon characters.
The term was coined among the Xena: Warrior Princess Xena fandom in reference to a few early episodes which featured characters similar to the two female leads in a 'modern' setting.
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This type of Xena fan fiction was coined as "Uber" in 1997 by Kym Taborn of Whoosh.org.
Its use can be found on-line as "UberXena", "Uberfic", or similar variations.
The show also featured a wide assortment of recurring characters, including adversaries Ares (Kevin Smith) and Callisto (Hudson Leick); and trusted friends like Autolycus (Bruce Campbell) and Joxer (Ted Raimi).
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