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The Agent of Change

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Alright, so this preface is gonna be short since people more or less know what this story is. As for why I’m bringing it back? A few reasons.

A: I’m a stubborn ass who doesn’t give up on his stories, even if it means reworking them as needed.

B: I missed writing Supportive!Thea after writing QueenBitch!Thea in the Forgingverse.

C: I can’t really call the Forgingverse a ‘definitive version’ of anything if there’s no original version up. Besides, I get to practice writing things with this version where needed.

D: I’ve had a few people tell me they actually prefer this version to the Forgingverse.

E: I mainly stopped because I was struggling to come up with something but now I’m like that with all of my stories, so really, there’s no reason not to bring this back and continue working on it as much as I can, even if it takes forever to get a chapter out.

Re: the Stargirl bit: it’s only a partial crossover, not a full one, mainly in that I’m picturing the characters in question with the actors from Stargirl.

Now, there have been a number of changes to this story, the least of which is that I’m not going to break it into separate volumes like I did originally. The changes are as follows:

  • All errors in spelling, grammar, etc. have been corrected.
  • Continuity errors like Oliver ‘not knowing’ how to make his Season 5 outfit and then later doing exactly that have been corrected.
  • Similarly, errors like where James Holder was referred to as a tenement owner rather than as a C.E.O. of a corporation have been fixed.
  • Where terms like ‘darts’ and ‘bolts’ were misappropriately used, the proper term for Oliver’s mini-arrows, flechettes, is now used.
  • The League of Assassins no longer practices sexual slavery but is simply quite sexist and believes men are better at being assassins than women.
  • As a result of this, Tommy’s sexual deviancies are purely the result of his darker nature coming out to play rather than being instilled in him by the League.
  • Felicity Smoak is now properly listed as one of the victims of the Huntsman during his trial.
  • The Slabside Arc does not end in nearly so many deaths so that I can use those villains in later story arcs.
  • The 502 deaths thing is not done since that more or less said Oliver could never truly change anything, which strangled the creative options for this story.
  • As such, Oliver’s belief that there’s no place for a vigilante like him in the world anymore, based on the existence of such superheroes as Superman and The Flash is his sole reason for being despondent in the first half of Season 2.
  • After some consideration, Chapter Notes have been removed. Many of the Chapter Notes in the original stories were superfluous and didn’t really contribute anything meaningful, something I try to avoid, and it’d take too much time to go through every chapter and write new Chapter Notes that were more meaningful. I may on occasion write something clarifying at the end of the chapter but the dedicated Chapter Notes are a thing of the past.

That’s all. The first 156 chapters of this story will be the previously-posted story content. The 157th chapter (or 158th if one counts the preface like AO3 does) will be the beginning of new content. I will be posting ten chapters a day for fourteen days, then post Chapters 151-156 on Day 15, with Day 16 being when I begin posting new content.