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Uberfic (short for Uber fanfic, UberXena, or simply Uber or Über) is a kind of alternative universe fan fiction in which characters or events are portrayed somewhat closely to original canon but usually in a different time period, many times featuring the ancestors, descendants or reincarnations of canon characters. The term originated in Xena: Warrior Princess fandom. This sort of story was used by the series itself, beginning with the second season episode "The Xena Scrolls".
A popular example of the genre are the characters Dar and Kerry that were first seen in Tropical Storm.
- Reason (magazine) article, The fan fiction phenomena: what Faust, Hamlet, and Xena the Warrior Princess have in common
- Knight Ridder article, In character: Fan fiction begins where TV series and movies end.
- The State (newspaper) article, A Dictionary of Fan Fiction