Title: Centipede Author: Pangolin Rating: NC17 Genre: Crossover, Horror, Crime Status: In-Progress Fandom: Worm/Tokyo Ghoul Pairings: None Summary: Taylor is stronger, faster, and tougher, but she also hungers for human flesh - not a trait of heroes. Ragged, unwashed, and desperately alone, she is summoned to meet with Lung. Link: https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/centipede-worm-tokyo-ghoul.431353/ Pangolin is no slouch as an author. I don't know where he came from (this is his only story I've found), but his pace is like lightning and his content is balanced and entertaining. I know nothing about Tokyo Ghoul except that it's about ghouls. In Tokyo. That's all that you need to know to get started. This is another "Taylor triggers with a different power", but several things set it apart. The author is bold in their plotting. Forget the stations of canon, this is going right off the rails with a lot of focus on the Merchants early on. Taylor has a nasty power, some societal naivety, and a desire to do good that means she doesn't play well with others. The ensuing conflicts are delicious delightful to watch unfold. The characterisation is good. Taylor has character growth and learns to compromise her hard-line stances where necessary. This might be as much to do with who she's eaten as her experiences, but it works. There are a handful of prominent OCs who I've grown to like. Trevor, Luke, Jay, maybe Claire. Trevor in particular is a perfect blend of Regent and Glenn Chambers. Decadent, self-interested, and a natural at communication and image. One of the problems I had with Worm is that Taylor never does anything gang related with the territory she held, like turn a profit, trade favours, collect protection, tax vice, nor did her outfit have any capacity to exist without leaching off of Coil's finite funds. This fic goes some way towards rectifying that oversight. Taylor has to run a large number of crews and keep money coming in to keep members loyal and so she has compromise on her schoolgirl ethics. It's a welcome change. The violence and horror is well played. I've enjoyed the fights and seeing Taylor learn from them. The gruesome nature of the fights and Taylor's eating habits are why I rated this NC17. There's a substantial amount already written; enough to tie you up for a couple of hours. This gets a 4/5 from me.