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Oneshot An Unlikely Hero - Avengers/One Punch Man

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by Red, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Red

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    Title: An Unlikely Hero
    Author: Dorky Desperado
    Genre: Humor
    Summary: With the final battle for the fate of the world drawing to the end, there is only one last Avenger standing between Thanos and complete victory. Will this hero be able to stop his rampage? Will Thanos emerge as the victor? Or perhaps, there is still someone else...
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12628716/1/An-Unlikely-Hero

    If you enjoy OPM this will be nice little omake-esque fic for you. Short read, but I enjoyed it. I give it a 4/5, its no masterpiece but it captures the spirit of Saitama quite well.
     
  2. SmileOfTheKill

    SmileOfTheKill Magical Amber

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    Ehhhh.

    The humor is too close to the original One Punch Man that I can't really find any new humor. It's just the first joke in the series but in another setting.

    It's not terrible as it is humor and I didn't want to die reading it. It's just boring and pointless as a story.
     
  3. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I would pay full price and go watch as Marvel trolls everyone and just release this five minute snippet instead of the Avengers movie...
     
  4. Mutton

    Mutton Unspeakable

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    That was terrible and missed why OPM is good.
     
  5. CareOtters

    CareOtters Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    As Mutton said, this completely misses the point of One Punch Man. There's nothing in the body of the fic which goes beyond the summary. It's a cheap one-line joke extended too far without any flair, and the writing itself is nothing special.

    This would have been better as a meme than a oneshot, tbh. That's how cheap it is.
     
  6. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I ended up watching OPM to understand this fic thinking there was something more nuanced about it that I needed to know about. I missed nothing apparently on the first read through, and over all I just wasn't impressed.

    Echoing everyone else, this wasn't that good. And doesn't merit anything higher than a 3 if I was to rate it.
     
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