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Published: August 09, 2014 - Updated: December 09, 2017
Rated: PG-13
Genres: Action & Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort, Introspective, Mystery & Suspense, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: The Phantom of Atlantis
Chapters: 19
Completed: No
Word count: 56777
Summary: With his position in Atlantis now official, John must overcome his own perception of himself as old foes assume a new approach and his relationship with Elizabeth develops further

Story Notes:
Disclaimer: I don't own 'Stargate Atlantis' or any related concepts or characters; you know the drill by now. Also, the basic details of the plot were inspired by 'The Phantom of the Opera', although I have naturally put my own spin on things; hope it meets with your approval

Feedback: Always appreciated, trust me

AN: The third part in my 'Phantom of Atlantis' trilogy (Reading the first two stories in the series is highly recommended to ensure that you understand what's going on); for those returning fans, this take place about a month after the conclusion of 'Mystery of the Phantom', and as currently planned will cover the remaining key storylines in 'Atlantis', with some obvious and significant differences…

1. Out of the Mask by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1749 words)
AN: Thanks are due to Elgin, who helped me refine a few details regarding the consequences of John's new role
2. John Sheppard's First Night Out by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2693 words)
AN: This chapter proved tricky at times, but I hope it was worth it; we're coming up to my interpretation of one of my favourite episodes of 'Atlantis'…
3. Awaken in Prison by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2208 words)
6. The Digital Ark by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4451 words)
AN: Another shorter rewrite, but that's the way things go; I skimmed over a couple of details, but I hope you'll like the result anyway.
9. Exploding Tumours by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3687 words)
AN: And here we are with the events of 'Sunday'; hope you enjoy the results
10. Under Pressure by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2685 words)
11. Death Underwater? by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3859 words)
13. First Strike by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2219 words)
14. Assault on Atlantis by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3523 words)
AN: I apologise in advance that this chapter doesn't end this episode, but it felt like it would be too long if I included Atlantis taking off as well given my other plans for these events; hope you like the results anyway
15. Atlantis in Space by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2442 words)
16. Confrontation on Asuras by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4828 words)
AN: And this chapter, that moment that made so many fans unhappy…

Hope you enjoy my own spin on it.
18. Darkening Dreams by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (1570 words)
AN: For the record, I decided not to look at the events of 'Reunion', considering that the key details wouldn't be altered whether Sam or Elizabeth was in charge of Atlantis- apart from Elizabeth being maybe slightly more explicitly upset about having to reject Ronon's initial request for his old friends to come to the city, as she knew him better than Sam would have at that time- but I also felt that 'Doppelganger' had more obvious plot potential considering the psychological issues it would force John to confront
19. The Unscarred Doppelganger by Marcus S Lazarus [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2626 words)
AN: Hope this chapter works; I thought about going over the dreams in more detail at first, but decided it would be more interesting to cut to the moment when John realises who/what he's up against
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