History Fanfic / ShardsOfMemory

16th Apr '15 6:38:04 PM Discar
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->'''Terra''': "You want answers, I can't agree with you more. All I'm saying is that, maybe we can help each other."

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->'''Terra''': "You ->''"You want answers, I can't agree with you more. All I'm saying is that, maybe we can help each other."
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-->-- '''Terra'''
18th Dec '14 8:40:30 PM nombretomado
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Shards Of Memory is a ''FinalFantasy'' fanfiction written by Drake Clawfang. Set in the world of ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the core of the story is that it follows [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] on their quests for their [[MacGuffin Crystals]]. While they travel together and come to trust each other, the various Warriors of Chaos are still plotting against their respective heroic counterparts, Sephiroth and Kefka being those chosen to oppose Cloud and Terra. Thus Cloud deals with nightly MindRape courtesy of Sephiroth inflicting LaserGuidedAmnesia on him in his sleep to erase his memories of Aerith, with the ultimate intent of seizing control of Cloud's mind. Meanwhile Kefka uses his Crystal to play havoc with Terra's control over her powers. As a result the two are forced to confront their {{Dark And Troubled Past}}s, which they keep hidden from the other. This only causes problems down the road as Sephiroth and Kefka try to turn them against each other.

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Shards Of Memory is a ''FinalFantasy'' ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' fanfiction written by Drake Clawfang. Set in the world of ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the core of the story is that it follows [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] on their quests for their [[MacGuffin Crystals]]. While they travel together and come to trust each other, the various Warriors of Chaos are still plotting against their respective heroic counterparts, Sephiroth and Kefka being those chosen to oppose Cloud and Terra. Thus Cloud deals with nightly MindRape courtesy of Sephiroth inflicting LaserGuidedAmnesia on him in his sleep to erase his memories of Aerith, with the ultimate intent of seizing control of Cloud's mind. Meanwhile Kefka uses his Crystal to play havoc with Terra's control over her powers. As a result the two are forced to confront their {{Dark And Troubled Past}}s, which they keep hidden from the other. This only causes problems down the road as Sephiroth and Kefka try to turn them against each other.
26th Jul '14 10:58:31 PM DrakeClawfang
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* AntiVillain: Golbez and Jecht.
** [[spoiler:They upgrade to {{Anti Hero}}es after their {{Heel Face Turn}}s.]]

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* AntiVillain: Golbez and Jecht.
**
Jecht. [[spoiler:They upgrade to {{Anti Hero}}es after their {{Heel Face Turn}}s.]]



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Golbez.]]
* [[spoiler:BatmanGambit]]: [[spoiler:Golbez's betrayal of the villains? Mateus was counting on it.]]

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Golbez.[[spoiler:Golbez's motivation is the restoration of the Lunarians. After his plan collapses Cecil convinces him to help them defeat Chaos to make amends.]]
* [[spoiler:BatmanGambit]]: BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Golbez's betrayal of the villains? Mateus was counting on it.]]



* [[spoiler:TheBigDamnKiss]]: Chapter 19.

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* [[spoiler:TheBigDamnKiss]]: Chapter 19.BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Jecht intervenes to save Tidus during the battle with Mateus.]]
* TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Chapter 19; Terra kisses Cloud to break Sephiroth's control over him.]]



* ChekhovsGun: It's mentioned early on that Cloud has Fire, Cure and Thunder Materia. The latter two don't come into use until Chapter 21.
** [[spoiler:His Fire Materia, once Terra picks it up.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: See under CombinationAttack.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsArmory:
**
It's mentioned early on that Cloud has Fire, Cure and Thunder Materia. The latter two don't come into use until Chapter 21.
** [[spoiler:His Fire Materia, once Terra picks it up.[[spoiler:Mateus uses the Dark Crystal to revive the slain Warriors of Chaos. Hikari uses the Light Crystals to revive Cloud in the same manner.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: See under CombinationAttack.** The CombinationAttack mentioned below.
** [[spoiler:Jecht receives a power boost from Tidus's Crystal and enters his EX Mode to fight Mateus. In the battle with Chaos the heroes do the same with their respective Crystals.]]
** [[spoiler:Cloud's Fire Materia is dropped in the Forgotten City and found by Terra. In the Epilogue it's used by Aerith to transport Terra to Cloud's world.]]



* DeusExMachina: Several times in the final chapters thanks to RuleOfCool. [[spoiler:How does Cloud manifest the Buster Sword out of nothing? He just does.]]
** Possibly the same way as Sephiroth does in AdventChildren.

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* DeusExMachina: DeusExMachina:
** The group manages to find [[spoiler:an airship and an enchanted map]] that makes travelling between the final destinations a lot quicker compared to the earlier parts of the story.
**
Several times in the final chapters thanks to RuleOfCool. [[spoiler:How does Cloud manifest the Buster Sword out of nothing? He just does.]]
** Possibly the same way as Sephiroth
How did Golbez and Jecht make it home? How does in AdventChildren.Aerith use a Materia shard to transport Terra to the Sector 7 Church?]] Quiet, you're ruining the epic and happy ending!



* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Sephiroth seems to get a lot hammier when he [[spoiler:transforms into Safer Sephiroth]].

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* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Sephiroth seems to get gets a lot hammier when he [[spoiler:transforms into Safer Sephiroth]].Sephiroth]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding. By the time the final sentence ends, [[spoiler:Golbez and Jecht have a second chance at life with their families back home, everyone else is home again where they belong, and Cloud and Terra are together in the ''Final Fantasy VII'' world.]] The road to that final sentence was not an easy one for any of them.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Sephiroth]].

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Sephiroth]].[[spoiler:Sephiroth fades away with a resolution that whatever awaits him on the other side, he will face it with his head held high.]]



* TheHeavy: The actual BigBad is Chaos with the Emperor and Garland acting as his main servants as in the source game, but Sephiroth is the villain of the main storylines, and grows into an antagonist role opposing Terra in addition to being Cloud's nemesis.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: Golbez and Jecht
* HesBack: [[spoiler:Cloud in Chapter 35.]]

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* GroundhogDayLoop: Just as in the game, the cycles of war between Cosmos and Chaos are constantly reset to be fought over and over. [[spoiler:The difference is in this fic, it's gone on for untold eons.]]
* TheHeavy: The actual BigBad is Chaos with the Emperor and Garland acting as his main servants as in the source game, but Sephiroth is the villain of the main storylines, storyline, and grows into an antagonist role opposing Terra in addition to being Cloud's nemesis.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Golbez and Jecht in Chapter 25, though Golbez and Jecht
was TheMole prior.]]
* HesBack: [[spoiler:Cloud is revived from death in Chapter 35.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:All the villains save for Sephiroth, Ultimecia and Kuja stay dead after being killed.]]
** And then later, [[spoiler:Sephiroth is stated to die for the final time, Cloud's Sephiroth cells being purified and his last link to the living gone]].
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:Gabranth]] not only provides Cloud and Terra with their strongest foe yet even with both of them fighting, but he also informs them of Shinryu's existence and the nature of the cycles of war.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:All the villains save for Sephiroth, Ultimecia and Kuja stay dead after being killed.]]
** And then later,
]] Later, [[spoiler:Sephiroth is stated to die for the final time, Cloud's Sephiroth cells being purified and his last link to the living gone]].
* KnightOfCerebus: KnightOfCerebus:
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[[spoiler:Gabranth]] not only provides Cloud and Terra with their strongest foe yet even with both of them fighting, but he also informs them of Shinryu's existence and the nature of the cycles of war.war.
** Chaos, as befitting the BigBad. His arrival on the scene triggers [[spoiler:the death of Cosmos, the splitting of the party, and the road to the final battle which includes Cloud's death and resurrection and Hikari's HeroicSacrifice.]]



* MythologyGag: In the spirit of the source game, numerous ''Final Fantasy'' references are dropped, some more subtle than others. Many are to ''Dissidia'' itself, such as various attacks used in fight scenes being based on attacks in the game, there snippets of dialogue are taken from the rest of the series, and many locations, though not directly named, are based on some location from a ''Final Fantasy'' game. Various other franchises get nods too.

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* MythologyGag: In the spirit of the source game, numerous ''Final Fantasy'' references are dropped, some more subtle than others. Many are to ''Dissidia'' itself, such as various attacks used in fight scenes being based on attacks in the game, there snippets of dialogue are taken from the rest of the series, and many locations, though not directly named, are based on some location from a ''Final Fantasy'' game. Various other franchises get nods too.



* OnlyICanKillHim: [[spoiler:Hikari and Garland are the Champions of Cosmos and Chaos, respectively, thus only they can defeat the other. Chaos later shifts the title to Mateus, but revokes it to invoke YouHaveFailedMe.]]
** LoopholeAbuse: As Jecht notes (and proves), just because you can't be ''killed'' except by that one person, doesn't mean you can't have the unholy snot beaten out of you.



* SayMyName: Used profusely.

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* SayMyName: Used profusely. profusely by Cloud and Terra.



* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Omega]].

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* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Omega]].[[spoiler:Omega, an OmnicidalManiac sealed in the Void.]]



* SinkOrSwimMentor: [[spoiler:Golbez tries to be a conventional mentor to Terra, but she's so wrapped up in various mental blocks that he loses his patience and begins using more forceful and direct methods. Starting by zapping her with a [[ShockAndAwe Cosmic Ray]].]]



* SpellBlade: Cloud's preferred usage for his Thunder Materia. [[spoiler:He destroys Chaos's Crystal using the White Materia for the same]].

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* SpellBlade: Cloud's preferred usage for his Thunder Materia. [[spoiler:He destroys Chaos's Dark Crystal using the White Materia for the same]].



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: [[spoiler:When Kefka sees Terra's [[LimitBreak Riot]] [[SwordBeam Blade]] rushing at him, his only response is to make a face and mutter "Oh ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]''."]]

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: [[spoiler:When When Kefka sees Terra's [[spoiler:Terra's [[LimitBreak Riot]] [[SwordBeam Blade]] rushing at him, him]], his only response is to make a face and mutter "Oh ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]''."]]"



* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler:Shinryu reveals that Cosmos and Chaos purposefully lied to the heroes about the cycles of the war, including the origins of the Crystelle, the nature of the Crystals, and the fates of their worlds. Thus, any exposition delivered from a character's viewpoint about such things may or may not be truthful.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler:Shinryu reveals that Cosmos and Chaos purposefully lied to the heroes about the cycles of the war, including the origins of the Crystelle, the nature of the Crystals, and the fates of their worlds.worlds, in order to encourage them to fight. Thus, any exposition delivered from a character's viewpoint about such things may or may not be truthful.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Mateus let Golbez scheme and help the heroes so he would eventually meet with Cosmos in person and let Chaos into Order's Sanctuary. Jecht meanwhile was used to attain a Dark Crystal that he could use to resurrect his allies.
]]
24th Oct '13 9:25:11 PM DrakeClawfang
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler:Shinryu]] was a definite antagonist in ''Dissidia'', but in the fic is relatively benevolent, though in a self-interested way. [[spoiler:Since Omega would destroy all existence including him if he wasn't keeping it sealed, he does so because naturally, he wants to live. He also shows genuinely gratitude to the heroes for ending the cycle of war, since that means any risk of Omega powering up and breaking the seal is now gone.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler:Shinryu]] was a definite antagonist in ''Dissidia'', but in the fic is relatively benevolent, though in a self-interested way. [[spoiler:Since Omega would destroy all existence including him if he wasn't keeping it sealed, he does so because naturally, he wants to live. He also shows genuinely genuine gratitude to the heroes for ending the cycle of war, since that means any risk of Omega powering up and breaking the seal is now gone.]]
20th Oct '13 9:41:58 PM DrakeClawfang
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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:Omega was programmed with no objective but to destroy. Since it got cast into the Void, the hub of the ''Final Fantasy'' multiverse, its objective redefined as the destruction of all those worlds, turning it into an absolute OmnicidalManiac.]]
20th Oct '13 9:40:50 PM DrakeClawfang
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler:Shinryu]] was a definite antagonist in ''Dissidia'', but in the fic is relatively benevolent, though in a self-interested way. [[spoiler:Since Omega would destroy all existence including him if he wasn't keeping it sealed, he does so because naturally, he wants to live. He also shows genuinely gratitude to the heroes for ending the cycle of war, since that means any risk of Omega powering up and breaking the seal is now gone.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Kuja's AntiVillain traits from ''Dissidia 012'' are left out since it was released after the fic was well underway. Sephiroth is much more obviously a villain and wants to conquer Cloud's world, as opposed to ''Dissidia's'' PunchClockVillain WarriorPoet interpretation.
20th Oct '13 9:35:33 PM DrakeClawfang
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler:It is revealed by Shinryu that the world of ''Dissidia'' makes the chosen warriors a collective FisherKing -- the landscape is shifted in patches to fit each character's memories of home, with parts of other worlds thrown in to create the sense of several worlds being merged as one when actually its an entirely separate world.]]
20th Oct '13 9:31:17 PM DrakeClawfang
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* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler:Shinryu reveals that Cosmos and Chaos purposefully lied to the heroes about the cycles of the war, including the origins of the Crystelle, the nature of the Crystals, and the fates of their worlds. Thus, any exposition delivered from a character's viewpoint about such things may or may not be truthful.]]
6th Aug '13 9:29:13 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: [[spoiler:When Kefka sees Terra's [[LimitBreak Riot]] [[SwordBeam Blade]] rushing at him, his only response is to make a face and mutter "Oh ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]''."]]
10th Mar '13 12:29:32 AM DrakeClawfang
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* ChekhovsGun: It's mentioned early on that Cloud has Fire, Cure and Lightning Materia. The latter two don't come into use until Chapter 21.

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* ChekhovsGun: It's mentioned early on that Cloud has Fire, Cure and Lightning Thunder Materia. The latter two don't come into use until Chapter 21.
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