History FanFic / ReflectionsLostOnADarkRoad

5th Nov '15 5:32:16 PM nombretomado
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* MegaCrossover: This is a crossover between ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', and ''{{X-COM}}: UFO Defense''.

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* MegaCrossover: This is a crossover between ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and ''{{X-COM}}: UFO Defense''.
6th Oct '15 3:05:50 PM StFan
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* MenInBlack: UNETCO acts as this by countering and controlling the flow of rumor and heresy

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* MenInBlack: TheMenInBlack: UNETCO acts as this by countering and controlling the flow of rumor and heresy
1st Jun '15 10:07:45 PM nombretomado
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* CentralTheme: Set from the beginning chapter with [[spoiler:InuYasha]], and being that we all have to wake up and not spend our lives in a coma, which is sympathetic in theory, but the early execution reads more like: "Wake up and smell the rotting corpses, burning ozone, absolute savagery, and infinite abyss of despair and entropy!", which is probably not the best approach. It turns much better on that front though.

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* CentralTheme: Set from the beginning chapter with [[spoiler:InuYasha]], [[spoiler:Manga/InuYasha]], and being that we all have to wake up and not spend our lives in a coma, which is sympathetic in theory, but the early execution reads more like: "Wake up and smell the rotting corpses, burning ozone, absolute savagery, and infinite abyss of despair and entropy!", which is probably not the best approach. It turns much better on that front though.
1st Jun '15 10:07:35 PM nombretomado
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* MetaFiction: On-off, starting with the InuYasha [[spoiler:dismantling.]]

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* MetaFiction: On-off, starting with the InuYasha [=InuYasha=] [[spoiler:dismantling.]]



** Thank’s to PlotInducedStupidity turning him into a more fanon interpretation you have to wonder how Ranma and Akane have had a RelationshipUpgrade as he comes exactly as she’s seen him as (insulting, perverted,ect) instead of how she just perceived him as.

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** Thank’s to PlotInducedStupidity turning him into a more fanon interpretation you have to wonder how Ranma and Akane have had a RelationshipUpgrade as he comes exactly as she’s seen him as (insulting, perverted,ect) perverted, etc) instead of how she just perceived him as.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The InuYasha crew in the Sengoku Jidai is revealed to be [[AllJustADream hallucinations created by Kagome and her mother]], both delusional psychics. WordOfGod is that it was just a ShoutOut that demonstrated a particularly harmless "Double A" psychic.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The InuYasha [=InuYasha=] crew in the Sengoku Jidai is revealed to be [[AllJustADream hallucinations created by Kagome and her mother]], both delusional psychics. WordOfGod is that it was just a ShoutOut that demonstrated a particularly harmless "Double A" psychic.
25th May '15 5:07:34 PM MagBas
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* BrilliantButLazy: Averted while Ranma is acknowledge as being very wise when he is sit down and asked a question, his character derailment in this fic makes the incidents come across more as SmartBall s then this especially with the repeated potshots it takes at ranma’s intelligence especially given the severe case of PlotInducedStupidity that seems to infect the X-Com characters.



** WordOfGod also states Starfire’s Nova attack was met to show that the Yankee squad weren’t infallible as she could of just left Saffron in space to die. Yet the CharacterDerailment doesn’t help much with that.

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** WordOfGod also states Starfire’s Nova attack was met to show that the Yankee squad weren’t infallible as she could of just left Saffron in space to die. Yet the CharacterDerailment doesn’t help much with that.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Played with the combination of TheWorfEffect, {{Flanderization}}, IdiotBall, PlotInducedStupidity, and the numerous American pop culture references makes it seem like Ranma has been struck with a major case of CharacterDerailment. However there are times where he Is shown to be a lot more aware of things then he lets on.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Played with the combination of TheWorfEffect, {{Flanderization}}, IdiotBall, PlotInducedStupidity, and the numerous American pop culture references makes it seem like Ranma has been struck with a major case of CharacterDerailment. However there There are times where he Ranma Is shown to be a lot more aware of things then he lets on.



** Unfortunately CharacterDerailment set in causing him to [[TookALevelInDumbass take a level in dumbass]].



* PlotHole: The SpotlightStealingSquad has caused a lot of these mainly due to CharacterDerailment and PlotInducedStupidity. For example during their battles with T-Ryoga and Starfire both X-Ryoga and Herb mentioned how Ranma intentionally goaded them into creating counters to the Hiryu Shoten Ha so that he could create counters to their counters. Yet during the battle with Saffron Ranma was honestly surprised that someone had created a counter to the technique and froze in shock.

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* PlotHole: The SpotlightStealingSquad has caused a lot of these mainly due to CharacterDerailment and PlotInducedStupidity. For example during their battles with T-Ryoga and Starfire both X-Ryoga and Herb mentioned how Ranma intentionally goaded them into creating counters to the Hiryu Shoten Ha so that he could create counters to their counters. Yet during the battle with Saffron Ranma was honestly surprised that someone had created a counter to the technique and froze in shock.
24th May '15 3:44:14 PM jessicaotiesha
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* YinYangBomb: The Titan’s were sent to the XCOM universe due to a combination of Raven’s powers and that of the Hypergriffin
** Ranma Saotome was a master of the soul of ice, able to maintain it under even the most adverse conditions, but he was also a prodigy in the use of a wide range of emotive ki developed first during his development, or invention rather, or the moko takabisha. He had even developed a pulsed means of delivering opposing emotive ki like the peaks and valleys of a sine wave, the resulting ki-annihilation having a natural psionic disruptive effect.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Starfire hates the human less for her MindRape and more for their FantasticRacism. However as the story goes on a lot of her commits such as referring to her fellow Titan’s as the good ones come across as something Val Yor would say. Then we find out that The Tameraneans have gone through not one but four war’s similar to the War XCOM is currently fighting. All of which ended with the total genocide of their enemies.
* YouDidntAsk: The computerized Cyborg didn’t tell anyone that they had escaped the Hulk dimension and returned home until after they asked.
--> '''Jinx''': That's it! I'm with Ryu and Duck Boy, time to melt you down into-!"
* YourMindMakesItReal: When Raven removed Jinx’s implanted love, her mind wasn't able to comprehend all of the inconsistencies, so her memories are still trying to make sense of everything. To sort out the cognitive dissonance. Unfortunately, that means that not everything she remembers will be the same as how Ryoga remember them.
** This seems to be the after effects of Ranma absorbing Shandra Mal’s memories. Not only did this change the appearance of his girl form to better match Shandra’s but it also locked him in his form.
** This is the ultimate danger of rouge psychis as they legitimately believe the illusions they create
** This is the function of the Psionic Demesne technique.
** This is how trespasser killed raven
** Damage done on the psionic realm is literally damage done to the mind - a lost arm may as well have severed the physical nerve connections to that same limb. Tresspasser has the ability to reconstruct the damage done to his own mind, in real time.
24th May '15 3:41:49 PM ashleybud
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* WeakButSkilled: While she doesn’t have the fancy - or flashy - ki attacks that some of her peers enjoy tossing around so much Shampoo has a high level of ki mastery
** When it comes to firing a rifle Juliet and India’s accuracy is still very good, but not exceptional. Almost all of them are in the top one third on-base, but there were many XCOM veterans who could still give them a good thumping… most notably the shell-heads in Hotel Squad, Seiran's elite Powered Armored team. None of them had the martial arts training to develop the same sort of superhuman reflexes, but they had years of experience and psionic augmentation.
** Neither Ranma or X-Ryoga are anywhere close to Raven when it comes to pure power, but they've got tricks of the trade she doesn't
* WeaksauceWeakness: Ki doesn’t work in a vacuum
** Reapers have a natural sensitivity towards certain base elements, including sulfur. Akari never bothered breeding it out of them, since its part of their hunting instincts.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Tresspasser is this. Take out Cydonia, and the aliens are gone (that group of aliens anyway). But you'll NEVER get rid of Luthor or Joker or any of the super villains in DC. It isn't even entirely the fault of the heroes and their refusal to kill, which is a red herring. The REAL cause of it is the fact that the universe conspires to keep things "entertaining." Thus killing the Joker just means he comes back as a Jokerbot or Jokerclone. There is no Cydonia to destroy to "solve" the problem, even just for 5 or 10 or 50 years. Ironically... the one thing that may have "freed" the DCAU (Trespasser's plan) with a reboot is the thing everyone fought so hard to prevent. Though Trespasser's plan was about as likely to erase the DCAU entirely as it was to "free" it.
** Maybe they can be called one and the same?
* This is what Trigon and Slade turned Raven into
* WhatDoesSheSeeinHim: Now that Ryu has been flanderized into a HandsomeLech you have to wonder why Ukyo put up with him.
** Ukyo wonders this as well
--> '''Ukyo''': I honestly don't know what I see in that guy, sometimes. I can't even think of a time when he hasn't responded to anything in the absolute most offensive manner possible! Who says 'Looks like you've got a good mouthful to me'? In a room half filled with women no less?
** Raven and ryoga’s relationship has devolved into all take and no give at least on an emotional level to the point where it just comes across like he’s using her. when they are alone he is actively flirting with her (such as joking that they can’t sleep in the same bed) but ignores her when jinx is around. He completely ignores Jinx antagonizing but calls everyone else out when they get angry. When Raven went mad with power he flat out told her he was in love with Jinx then said they can start dating after everything is over. Ryoga is either actively stringing her along or an emotional coward who takes the easy way out. Combine this with the fact that everyone blames her for the problems in their relationship you have to wonder why she puts up with him.
** Starfire as well for the exact same reason, though she mostly takes ryoga’s side of things.
** Thank’s to PlotInducedStupidity turning him into a more fanon interpretation you have to wonder how Ranma and Akane have had a RelationshipUpgrade as he comes exactly as she’s seen him as (insulting, perverted,ect) instead of how she just perceived him as.
** Inverted with Shampoo and Mousse the story subtly gives a very good reason for why she would never be with him.


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** why havent we seen elemental control in X-com part??? The fight against alien cologne showed how usefull it is to control them but aside of altered enchanced Bakusai Tenketsu and Hiryu Shoten Ha...
** whats up with the hibikken??? hasn't been even mentioned since the fight with ryoga's father and in titans we dont even know if it exist...


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* WhoWatchesTheWatchmen: A few readers wondered this about X-COM
* WhosLaughingNow: Ukyo’s WhosLaughingNow on Ryoga was a combination of being BrainwashedAndCrazy and this.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Cyborg did this to the cops chasing after him in the XCOM universe.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: This fic has introduced many disturbing elements to the Titan’s friendship. For example despite knowing that both Ryoga AND Jinx were mentally coerced into loving each other no one bothered to stop them.
--> '''Ryoga''': Even worse, she had never actually loved him in the first place. It had all just been an elaborate, sick joke. And the punchline? After all was said and done, no one had bothered to tell them! Why would they, after all? Everyone sure seemed happy with the arrangement. What did it matter that some psychopath had done it to them in the first place? It didn't matter to him; hadn't mattered to her.
** There is also the fact that they all act as if Raven had simply missed her chance with Ryoga despite the above knowledge
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: X-Com operates on WH40K rules - if you can use psionics without assistance, it's a sensory input that drives you mad.
** Corpse ring ukyo
** Aside from Raven, a non native, every single Double A psychic on X-Com earth is some shade of insane. Some are relatively benign, like Kagome, just losing themselves in a fantasy world, but even that was starting to leak into the real world a bit and cause problems. And others are just full on dangers to themselves and others.
** This is the main reason the aliens don’t regularly use DA’s in combat.
* WomanScorned: Raven
--> '''Raven''': Look at me, why do you only ever look at her? Why can't you see me? See how I feel about you? How can you be so blind?
* WordOfGod: There is no Sectoid Hierarchy in the DCAU, Ethereals do not exist in their atrophied forms, things like Chryssalids and Mutons were never genetically engineered. Etc.
** However this is partly addressed in the recently closed arc. One of the Green Lanterns (and in fact, a senior and well respected Lantern), specifically the one that died deep within Heresiarch, bore an uncanny resemblance to Sectoids. A resemblance that is remarked on for good reason. Though not stated definitely to be so, there could be a pre-Sectoid race within DC (the Greys). However, it would be the distant precursor stock to the Sectoids and Aquatoids we know. Perhaps, in the distant past between 65 and 100 million years ago, the Grey Race were prevented from undergoing the racial transformation or progrom that made them what they are in XCOM. If that divergence was caused by Green Lanterns, who do not exist in DC... well. It wouldn't be entirely unsupported.
** The biggest problem with just "zapping" Akari and curing her is that it would still KILL her. Granted, she is slowly dying anyway while under a Mind Shield (just like Mutons and Ethereals, she is a 'fully realized' alien and can not survive disconnect from the Mind), but it would both put her back at square one and also make her a compromised research subject. This is compounded by the fact that Seiran is in a dispute with other UNETCO facilities over holding her in the first place (hence the compromise of Europe and Russia sending scientists over to Japan).
** Jyusenkyou is a result of a malfunctioning Synodium Device. This is what Zraz (a Snakeman Commander) believed it to be. However, we never see this Synodium Device, and the Cydonian aliens either didn't know of it, or avoided it until recently. We also know that the aliens had molecular control 65-plus million yrs ago, since R'leth had it, and she was a sister ship to T'leth.
* WrongGenreSavvy: The titans made all of the mistakes usually seen in Zombie movies such as first trying to reason with them.
** Unfortunately they were still this when they started treating them like [[OurZombiesAreDifferent regular zombies]].
** Made even worse by the fact that they described it as the worse of beast boys horror movies come to life
** The titans seemed to be unable to except the fact that they are no longer in a superhero universe. There is no longer HeroInsurance and that they need xcom more then xcom needs them
** Raven becoming a SmallNameBigEgo thought that XCOM saw the Titan’s as far more important then they actually did. Leading her to not tell India and Juliet what they were doing while on Azarath. This ended up with her becoming mad with power.
24th May '15 3:40:22 PM ashaunti
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* VillainsActHeroesReact: This is one of the reasons Slade became a mercenary as heroes of the DC universe simply reacted when others moved, but never did anything on their own.
** VillainsNeverLie: When Slade showed Raven images of her birth she never once questioned him telling her that the people of Azerath never loved her.
24th May '15 3:37:38 PM Mrs.Barch
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* {{Understatement}}: When Ukyo asked Ranma what to expect about the next dimension they were going to Ranma replied Flurries. Turns of it was an ice planet in which calling it a frozen wasteland would be too generous.
* UngratefulBastard: Starfire after being bit by a Nth Metal parasite Ryu sucked the poison out despite not knowing if this would poison him due to her alien blood. After making sure she was okay he went to capture the parasite giving Starfire a medkit so that she could bandage her hand. However because he didn’t assist her in bandaging her hand Starfire considered him a complete monster and manipulative bastard.
** Pretty much every single Titan has shown signs of this at least once
** However XCOM aren’t totally immune when Raven saved everyone after they were hit with a warp bubble Ukyo called her out for allowing it to happen in the first place.
** Raven due to evolving into a SmallNameBigEgo she feels that XCOM sees the Titans as indispensable so in her own words as much as XCOM has done for the Titan’s since their priorities are not the same as the Titan’s. causing Raven to purposefully withhold information from X-Ryoga because she though he would intentionally sabotage her efforts to get home.
* UnknownRival: T-Ryoga to his older counterpart


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** Cydonium
* TheUnreveal: What ranma’s plan was to defeat slade
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Out of all twelve members of India, Juliet and Delta squad only Ukyo was excited by the fact that they were on the moon.
** After starting their first mission none of our heroes were impressed that they were in another dimension.
* UnwittingPawn: Given that Akari has been reconnected to the mind Jinx may be one of these as a lot of the things Akari has been saying to her are suspicious.
--> '''Akari''': Maybe, But you have to fill me in on all the stuff that's going on outside!
--> '''Akari'': They're very adept thieves when it comes to technology.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The mob that ran into the policewoman who cornered Starfire causing her to accidentally shoot her and later the soldier who panicked and open fired on Starfire
** The Titans bias for Jinx played a big part in helping Slade corrupt Raven. she even went so far as to call everyone out on the way they treat her while letting Jinx run free.
--> '''Raven''': Everyone knew of the (probably one sided) animosity between Jinx and this Ryouga. A part of Raven probably wouldn't have been too surprised to hear him say or think some of what she had herself felt, deep down: that he didn't like the pink witch, that a part of him didn't want her up and about on the ship at all. That she could just stay in the tank until the mission was over. In that moment, a jealous little spike shot up within her, angry that even this Ryouga seemed to have a soft spot for the pink haired witch. That even he liked Jinx more than her.
24th May '15 3:36:01 PM rlomax15
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** And later, The Titans, Jinx, and Romeo and Juliet squads.

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** And later, The Titans, Jinx, and Romeo India and Juliet squads.
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