Hello there, kiddies, and welcome to another edition of Awesome Fanfic Monday! This week we are featuring one of my favorite kinds of fanfiction: crossover fanfiction. I love it when people are able to creatively and plausibly combine two different fictional worlds. The two worlds that are combined in this story are The Matrix and Tron.
The story this week is Rogue Program by JA Baker of Fanfiction.net. In this story Neo runs into a a mysterious man with a strange disc weapon. It turns out that this man is the program Tron who exists in the Matrix, but he is a rogue program.
I am ashamed to say that it never even occurred to me that these two worlds could be combined. JA Baker has only written a couple of chapters (write more, damn it!) but what they have written is really cool. Neo and Tron are not at odds, they develop respect for each other. In this fictional universe the events in Tron happened before the First Renaissance which is described in The Animatrix. Pretty much, it’s when AI was created and started to rebel. When the machines took over after the Second Renaissance they discovered this program that had been tucked away, Tron, and decided to appropriate him into the Matrix. Like Neo, though, he is not all that down with the way things are run in that program and wants to fight for the greater good.
This story is just the tip of the ice burg and I enjoy the way JA Baker has Tron and Neo interact with each other. The story starts off with Tron battling with an agent while Neo watches from a distance. Tron later reveals he knows Oracle and is part of the resistance. My only complaint is that there isn’t more! Maybe if we all comment on the story and tell JA Baker to continue, they will! Or, just let your own imagination run wild because, after all, isn’t that the beauty of fanfiction?
To get a taste of this cool crossover go to Rogue Nation of Fanfiction.net.
What’s your favorite crossover? Tell us in the comments section below!