Mashup - like a meeting of characters from different chapters

Author of the article: Tatiana Zhakova
Journalist, linguist, teacher of storytelling with 10 years of experience
In 2015, she created and promoted her project about Nizhny Novgorod, after which she created the author's course "Storytelling: How to Tell Your Story" on its basis. More than 4,000 students have taken the course.

A linguist by training, she is very quick to master new fields. Now she is actively studying screenwriting and storytelling in films/series, about which she writes in the blog of her project.
A mashup is when different elements from different stories or worlds are mixed together to create new content. In storytelling, a mashup can be a useful tool for creating something new and unique using already established story elements.

For example, we might call "Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan" (the book Peter and Alice by Lewis Carroll), "The Strange Tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (a novel by Robert Lewis Stevenson), and the comic book "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (a comic book series combining various literary characters) a mashup.

"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" is a mashup that combines characters from various books and comic books (e.g. Alan Quatermain, Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, and others) together to create a new story. Each character has their own unique set of skills and characteristics that help them overcome obstacles and solve problems, as well as create a unique dynamic between the characters.
Another example of a mashup is the Marvel franchise, the movie The Avengers. This movie combined several characters from different Marvel movies such as Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America. The movie brought all the heroes together to fight a common enemy, Loki, Thor's brother. "The Avengers" became one of Marvel's highest-grossing films and one of the most popular mashups in cinema.

Overall, mashups can be a fun and creative way to create new content that utilizes already established story elements. They can be especially appealing to fans of different stories who want to see their favorite characters in a new light and context.