My frustrations with DP Reveal fics and the untapped potential they have
Recently I’ve been getting into DP fanfics and a common trend I see with Reveal fics is that a lot of the stories will end as soon as Danny reveals his ghost half.
I’ve hardly come across any stories that showcase and or explore the dynamics of the characters after they find out Danny's secret.
It’s a shame too because there is a lot of untapped potential that most authors don’t dive into.
I always thought that Jack and Maddie accepting their son was step 1 of the post reveal plot point.
Step 2 would be how do the Fentons react going back to day-to-day normalcy knowing Danny has powers? As Danny’s parents, would they even feel fine with him fighting ghosts and putting himself in harm's way? They’ve been shown to be very protective and would no doubt want to intervene with Danny’s ghost fights.
And the rest writes itself. Here some ideas and thoughts I’ve had about what I think should happen after the reveal.
They would need some time to adjust to whatever weird or strange antics Danny and his friends get into. Especially since Danny disproves and reawakens a lot of theories the Fentons had about ghosts and the ghost zone.
The Fentons have such an astray relationship and opinions of ghosts, it would take a while before they even consider and or feel comfortable befriending or trusting any of them.
Imagine at some point they would want to help Danny get to know his powers and biology better. So they would construct some harmless experiments on Danny, I’ll be it with his permission and consent about it.
Speaking of experiments, there should be a point where they would have some internal conflicts with their roles as parents and scientists. They’re passionate about both roles but at some point, they may need to fill one role more so than the other. Their intellect vs their parental instincts would serve as a good conflict.
While most of these ideas are serious, I wouldn’t mind seeing the comedic elements and situations come out in Fenton's attempt to understand and cooperate with Danny’s powers, especially in their home.
I hope this post inspires some of you writers to come up with new stories, I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
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