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Fanfic writers occasionally try their hand at writing Melody Powers stories as they imagine Daria would do them. [[Galen Hardesty]] probably gave the best rendition with "[[Blood Oath of Patriots]]" and "[[Blood Oath of Patriots II: By Any Other Name]]." [[Mystik Slacker]]'s "[[Melody Powers in 'Butcher, Baker, Cancer-stick Maker']]" and [[Wyvern337]]'s "[[Academic Imprisonment (Wyvern337 tale)|Academic Imprisonment]]" are also excellent, and [[Mahna Mahna]]'s "[[The Last Words Heard]]" has a perfectly wicked ending. Other tales in this vein worth reading include [[Bob Marley]]'s "[[Melody's End]]."
 
Sometimes in fanfiction, Melody is written as a [[self-insertion]] or [[Mary Sue]] of Daria herself ([[Wyvern337]]'s "[[Academic Imprisonment (Wyvern337 tale)|Academic Imprisonment]]"). Melody might even ''be'' Daria in disguise (e.g., "[[Alias: Melody Powers]]," by [[Kendra Steiner]]; "[[Melody Powers a.k.a. Daria Morgendorffer]]," by [[James Scanlan]]). [[Mystik Slacker]]'s [[True Cynicism]] tales have Daria make a shocking discovery that leads her into a life not unlike Melody's. (This also happens in "[[Prayers for a SAINT]].")
 
In a few stories, Melody is a real person in the [[Dariaverse]] or somehow is brought to life therein. This might prove to be calamitous for all concerned (e.g., "[[Illusions: The Unswerving Punctuality of—]]," by [[CharlieGirl]] and [[et alia]]; [http://www.outpost-daria.com/artwork/sc/daria_vs_melody_powers.jpg "Daria vs. Melody Powers"] by [[S.C.]]).
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