I’ve seen a couple posts on here recently that more or less are saying “fan fiction that is out of character is bad fan fiction”
friendly reminders that:
1. fan fiction is supposed to go beyond the boundaries of canon. especially AU’s. people read/write it to extend a work of fiction and connect it with a story they create in their own minds, with different settings, plots, and yes, character traits.
2. the wonderful thing about fiction is that it leaves a lot of things open to interpretation. someone’s perspective of a character and their personality may be different from yours.
3. fan fiction is a form of self expression and writers put a lot of themselves and their own experiences into these stories that also involve characters and story lines they love.