I am glad to see that I wasn't completely wrong about FE stories being this way. After all, I did say that I haven't read too many of them. I have read some of them and that is the impression I got from the few I read something from. I did read the original up to the fifth chapter of the story because my friend was into it so I wanted to know what the appeal was. It had its problems so after a while I stopped.
It is interesting that you mention pokemon because I, I can feel my credibility slipping away because last year I was searching for a good pokemon fanfiction on fanfcition.net
Hehe, I felt the need to specify that it was a year ago.>No matter how hard the writer might crap on this cliche or that cliche, his story is still fundamentally cliche and exactly the same as every other "Game Plot Rehash" fic out there.
I have always thought that there were potential to do something more with the story than just the same old: Trainer gets his first and then just follows the path that has been so thoroughly walk on by canon and non-canon fiction alike that it is more like a highway.
Of all that searching, there's only one fic I can recommend and that is only partially because I didn't like the main character. The good part about this story is the first battle. It is well written in my opinion.https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12594149/1/Clear-Skies-Above
I think that the writer of this story was aware of his/her's main character is a bit of a douche since the original title for the story was, ”Trash sisters” or something.
Also, on that note. Searching fanfiction is fucking addictive if you are too hopeful about the quality of each story based on their description alone.
But think about this: I was seriously searching through the whole well of fics with extreme autism and this is the only one story I can recommend. When it comes to Pokemon, even if they do exist, one cannot easily find good fanfictions on it. Afterall there are 96-kilo stories in the pokemon catalog so my searching was just barely scratching the surface.
Canada-san, I haven't forgotten about you.