''For the 1999 ActionRPG, see ''{{VideoGame.Revenant}}''.''

A ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fanfic done by Serocco and Sledgesaul, taking place after the end of the [[WarArc Winter War]] against [[TheManBehindTheMan Sosuke Aizen]] and the Espada. Taking place as an alternate continuity from the still-ongoing series, it starts off with reintroducing the main gang, going about their daily lives and meeting newer buddies in the process, before things start taking a more dramatic route. Structured in a similar manner to a western animated series, with each chapter being as long as a single episode. Heavily detailed in its writing, for good or ill, it gives minor characters more active roles in the story, expands on some of the series' lore and adds several new layers to the characters in question, while attempting to wrap up several plot holes the real series left off on. It combines aspects and plot points from the original series' lore, from the movies to games, fillers and the manga, combining each into a traditional storyline, where readers are collecting pieces of a story, but the more you investigate and explore these themes, the more the plot changes as you find things out. The [[BlackAndGrayMorality ambiguity]] of the Shinigami and the [[GrayAndGreyMorality issues with Hollows]] in general are darkened upon and detailed further. As minor characters grow more prominent, the standout examples are [[GenkiGirl Senna Kisaroku]] and [[ClingyJealousGirl Homura Shizuku]], who struggle with scattered memories of their past lives, but whereas the latter manages to become a Hollow-type Fullbringer, the former ends up dealing with life as a Visored-type Fullbringer.

Notably, a generous amount of moral ambiguity is present amongst both the characters; the protagonists are often thrown into situations where they have to do the wrong thing for the right reasons, and the right thing for the wrong reasons, while having to deal with their own personality flaws and hidden psychological issues. By contrast, rarely are the antagonists ever fully villainous, often with sympathetic motives and/or respectable methods to compliment their dispositions, but [[FanFic/{{Embers}} reasons are not excuses, and the lesser of the evils is still an evil]]. By contrast, even the [[EvilIsCool nominally entertaining]] villains have ''serious'' psychological issues, unusual philosophical beliefs, frequently unnerving sociopathy, and/or methods for their madness to show that they are ''not'' the sort of people you'd want to meet in real life.

Currently in progress, both in story and in WikiMagic, but here's it's [[Characters/{{Revenant}} character sheet]], which is also in progress.

A link to it would be here if we had one
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!!It provides trope examples of:
* ActionGirl: Nearly every female character.
* AfterBossRecovery: Happens to Ichigo with Ginjo. There are several times where their brawls are put to a temporary halt, either through an unexpected interruption, a sudden separation, or in part exhaustion. These periodic "cooling off" segments are used for the two to recover and contemplate for a bit, before continuing with their fight.
* AndIMustScream: During his imprisonment, the Hogyoku slowly ate away at Aizen's spirit energy, hideously deforming and distorting Aizen as a whole, until he became little more than a husked vessel for the Hogyoku's sentient consciousness.
** This is also the reason why [[spoiler:the Spirit King is even the Spirit King to begin with.]]
* AscendedMeme: Usually as stealthy TakeThat(s); in particular, how Aizen's finger attracts all attention in the room to him, how certain characters get called by their FanNickname(s) by other characters, how several other character are borderline molesters or sex deities, how the Hollows tend to get the short end of the stick in fight scenes, and how the Shinigami are likely to win nearly every battle they face.
* AscendedExtra: ''Many'', most prominently Nelliel, Tatsuki and Senna, all of whom join the FiveManBand in due time. Ashido also qualifies, who fills in as the protagonist for the arcs focusing on the Soul Society.
* AuthorAppeal: The gorgeous looks [[spoiler:and sex scenes]] of certain characters are [[FetishFuel explained rather well]].
* AWizardDidIt: This will take a while. For starters, [[spoiler:the Hogyoku granted Blanks with the ability to develop their own identities and personalities, provided the Toju with the means to maintain their own existence and identities, reformed the Valley of Screams into a functioning city for the Blanks, created Sanctum as a home for the Quincies, assisted Arturo in reforming the deceased Arrancar, created a new dimension for the Toju to reside within, removed the near-immortality of the Bounts, ''and'' created a new gun-wielding superhuman species. ]]
* BackFromTheDead: Arturo finds traces of peoples' spirit energy, gathers the reiryoku into a vile, amplifies their energy with his own and gradually reforms the bodies back to how it was prior to their deaths, and since they've been revived and reformed, they end up getting a boost in power, completely new abilities to compliment the ones they already have, and notable changes in their personalities, but their memories aren't the same. Most, however, are brought back through Arturo implanting his memories of a particular Arrancar into a Blank, prompting the Blank to turn into that specific individual - the Hogyoku helped maintain their existence.
** We'll elaborate here. Aisslinger Wernarr, as an example, is a lot less condescending and smug than he was in-canon, had his appearance turn more skeletal and eerier, and gained the ability to literally erase the spirit energy making up a soul by disemboweling them with his claws; as soon as he touches them, their spirit energy begins to dissolve and disappear. Furthermore, while Loly Aivirrne's appearance remains unchanged (besides her boobs growing more and her build getting curvier), she gets around ten more poison-based powers, loses her infatuation with Aizen and gets over her usual vindictiveness (note that she wasn't dead - more like dying, once Arturo found her). By contrast, Lilynette Gingerback becomes her own person, completely separate from Starrk's soul, with her own abilities and released form, but retains a good portion of her original personality, and earns herself a [[FetishFuel very-]][[MsFanservice much]] [[ShesAllGrownUp appreciated]] growth spurt. Another example comes from Ggio Vega; he loses his Tigre Estoque El Sable form, gets a more varied set of abilities in his largely-unchanged released form, grows around six inches taller, gains a rather lean six-pack, and seems to have developed more respect towards his opponents and teammates.
** Going even further, apart from getting more water-based attacks, Findor Carias loses his [[SmugSnake arrogant]] demeanor, becoming more pragmatic in general, along with turning more fearful of combat (similar to [[MartialPacifist Shuhei Hisagi]]). As another example, Avirama Redder gains the ability to use his Hollow mask to change up to four different bird-like forms, and although he still enjoys the excitement of combat, he recognizes that war is ''far'' from the paradise he once thought it was, managing to develop a weird sense of pride ("It's all I've ever known - let me die ''as I am'', not what someone else wants me to be") and honor ("Always remember what you've done, and never forget a face that went against yours") from it, but he's still susceptible to performing frequently brutal deaths, and simultaneously gains a rather [[MoralMyopia distorted philosophy]] to compliment it ("WarIsHell when it happens to me; WarIsGlorious when it happens to others").
* BackToBackBadasses: Many times, usually when hordes of Hollows or legions of Exequias storm in.
* BadassCrew: The Fullbringers from Xcution.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: All fingers pointed to the Central 46 as the main villains for the fourth season, [[spoiler:until they were quickly usurped by their failed puppet general. ]]
* BareYourMidriff: Several original female characters get this, while in-series girls carry this over to here.
* BattleAura: Done for intimidation, incapacitation, destruction and brawls.
* TheBeautifulElite: Nearly every character is described as being ''very'' attractive.
* BigBadassBattleSequence
* BigBad: The [[EldritchAbomination Hogyoku]].
* BlackAndGrayMorality: More so than in the real series. Almost nobody is exempt from a couple of shady or downright vicious acts, despite however sympathetic their motives may be.
* BloodierAndGorier: The [[{{Gorn}} exact extent]] of characters' injuries is thoroughly detailed here.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Hogyoku is an interesting case. It's evolving from a sentient device into a independent individual in its own right, and as a result of forming a personality of its own, the Hogyoku's suffocating presence ends up developing into TheCorruption, where among other things, it grants other beings with individuality and corrodes that of others ''with'' individuality, manifested as an aura of black energy. It isn't reiatsu; it's a reflection of the Hogyoku's "soul", which is essentially corrupting the universe at large, but only as a consequence of it becoming its own person.
* BodyHorror: Mostly involving the Hogyoku.
* BossRush: The Fullbringers and Bounts versus the Visoreds and Shinigami.
* BishounenLine: [[spoiler:Once the Hogyoku gets DemonicPossession as one of its trademark abilities, it can hideously deform and derail whatever appearance it takes the form of. However, the more it can stabilize the transformation/possession, the easier it'll be for the Hogyoku to assume more humanoid appearances in due time. ]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Several characters experience this throughout the course of the fic. For example, Apacci becomes less temperamental, Sung-Sun turns less snobbish, Rudobon is more [[TheChessmaster calculating]], Harribel isn't as stoic, and Mila Rose turns into TheLadette.
* CharacterMagneticTeam: Ichigo's band gains newer members over the months.
* ChekhovsGun: Several statements or objects end up as this.
* ChekhovsGunman: Many major characters are mentioned or introduced several chapters before their actual roles in the stories are revealed.
* ClothingDamage: All of the male characters, naturally, but a few female characters get this too.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: As an example, bluish-purple is the color given to the Hogyoku while it was still an orb.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bansui Amatsuki is interested in studying ways to suppress the Hollowfication process, thereby eliminating the need for the Shinigami as a martial force, so he kidnaps prospective fighters to test his experiments out.
* CrapsackWorld: What happens in the Seireitei, the Rukongai and Hueco Mundo is given more detail. It's not pretty.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: A lot of these are prominent.
* CurbStompBattle: Happened many times during Arturo's invasion, for starters.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to the real series, at least.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Gyokaku Kumoi wants to get rid of his rivals in other noble houses in his bid to gain more money and power, masquerading as a steward and forming his own crime organization to do so.
* EldritchLocation: The Royal Dimension, [[spoiler:which also happens to be ''the Spirit King himself''.]]
* TheEmpire: The Soul Society is portrayed as one, to an extent.
* FanservicePack: Apart from [[ShesAllGrownUp Lilynette]] and Karin, Senna and Homura have curvier builds here than they did in-series.
* TheFederation: This was the Quincies' form of government, from when they began populating Sanctum, to after they joined TheAlliance. Quincy clans are identified by their costumes and the type classification of their spirit bows/arrows, and most clans are managed by a council, comprised of courtiers. Each courtier is selected to manage a particular operations associated with governing an organization (economics, labor, security), but no single courtier is strong enough to defy the others. Apart from passing judgment on convicts, maintaining stability and settling disputes, the councils serve as an advisory committee to the Quincy clan leaders, whom are determined through varied means, ranging from bloodline and popular vote, to KlingonPromotion, meritocratic success or the full development of their abilities.
* FirstNameBasis: Apart from the Arrancars doing this to each other, the in-universe shippers point out how Ichigo refers to Rukia, Renji, Tatsuki and Senna by their first names, which is a sign of closeness in Japanese culture - HilarityEnsues almost immediately thereafter.
* FiveBadBand:
*** TheDragon: Daisuke Takemori, a biologist with a Fullbring that allows him to morph others into whatever he wants, as well as to cut off the functions of their organs.
*** EvilGenius: Nuburu Taniguchi, a psychologist that knows exactly how to read, scare, taunt and use people, amplified by his Fullbring.
*** TheBrute: Jatsuchu Higeraga, a mythology buff whose Fullbring allows him to utilize the abilities of his favorite mythological champions and deities.
*** DarkChick: Junichi Nakayano, a history buff that has his Fullbring 'reset', 'replay' and 'relive' historical events, while twisting them to serve his purposes (i.e. rigging elections, assassinating politicians, orchestrating wars, manipulating the flow and tide of battles, and so forth).
*** TheDragon: Itsuki Sadajo, whose Fullbring ability is to steal the "soul" of matter, including people, and to merge them with his own, able to bring them out as familiars, which also end up affecting his personality [[spoiler:and health]] as a result.
*** TheBrute: Juniyu Detsudeme, with a Fullbring that allows her to copy peoples' attributes, such as stamina, durability, speed, strength, intelligence and agility.
*** DarkChick: Chiaki Tamekachi, whose Fullbring allows her to possess someone or something.
* FullNameBasis: Several antagonists exclusively refer to every other character by their full names.
* HotterAndSexier: Goes hand-in-hand with the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the story, without being vulgar or ridiculous. Sex-related jokes (both subtle and implicit) make up a good portion of the humor, conversations about sexual matters happen once or twice, characters' orientations are more explicit, the attractiveness of certain characters is detailed rather fondly, suggestive comments make their way in some dialogue, promiscuity is rather prevalent, and sex scenes are either heavily implied or outright shown.
* KillEmAll: This is one of those stories where you'll start off wondering who'll get killed next, into concerning yourself more with who'll ''survive'' by the end of the series. It started with background characters, where their sole existence is to give a small outlook on their lives, before gruesomely dying shortly thereafter to show the consequences of the constant spirit fighting. It later went on to include lesser-known, often manga-only or filler Karakura students (Satoshi Terasawa or Kyoko Haida), then it went toward Ichigo's own classmates, and it was finally cemented by the time Kokuto murdered Yuzu, shortly after Grand Fisher tortured her.
** It later extended into the Shinigami; nearly every named manga-canon and anime-only Shinigami gets killed in near record-breaking efficiency. Particularly once the ''real'' war arcs begin, it's now very much a DwindlingParty for all those involved.
** Although plenty of characters are brought back, they end up dying just as frequently here.
* KnightOfCerebus: The first few chapters were comedy-general, focusing on reintroducing the main characters and showing how their lives have been since the end of the Winter War. Things quickly turn darker by the time Kokuto shows up.
* LampshadeHanging: A ''lot''. An example would be the in-universe {{Shipping}}; the DieForOurShip, RealWomenNeverWearDresses, AntiShippingGoggles, ShippingGoggles and ShipToShipCombat phenomenons are generally PlayedForLaughs, even mocked by the characters themselves, although there ''are'' a few disturbingly accurate examples of just how bad it gets on a daily basis.
* LastNameBasis: ''Tons'' of characters call each other by their last names, from the Karakura students to the Shinigami officers.
* MagicSkirt: No matter how short the skirt, no matter how much it swirls around, and no matter how high she goes, almost no girl has ever gotten a PantyShot here.
* MsFanservice: Every female original character fits the bill, though several series-original girls get elevated to this as well.
* MultiStageBattle: A number of location-changes occur during Ichigo's battles with Ginjo.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The newest brand of the Central 46 added several new laws after Aizen's defeat, in order to prevent another such rebellion. Said new laws range from from allowing only the Central 46 to promote prospective officers, to reserving the right to demote or dismiss any ranked officer to the Central 46 (when reasonable doubt as to their loyalties or capabilities arises), even forcing all academic applicants and non-captain officers to undergo character aptitude exams as a means for abckground and biography checks (failure to comply results in non-admittance for the applicants and demotion for the officers). Furthermore, the Central 46 made it so that any being deemed traitorous to ruling body of Seireitei must be killed on sight without repercussion or clearance; capture and/or interrogation is no longer mandatory.
* PantyShot: The only upskirt shots we've gotten were Harribel ([[GoingCommando who has nothing underneath]]) and Lilynette, who has revealing panties as part of her default outfit.
* PropagandaMachine: While the Central 46 play this straight, Ganryu Ryodoji inverts this by basically calling out the Seireitei for its handling of society, until he starts using actual propaganda by twisting and stretching out the truth in regards to specific Shinigami leaders, discrediting them just enough so that he isn't outright lying, but as appropriately as he can to get more unanimous support.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Arrancar are portrayed as a rather brutal deconstruction.
* ReallyGetsAround:
** It's once said that Rangiku gets uninhibited once she's ''really'' drunk, but she's somehow sober enough to pick the attractive ones only.
** Cirucci once showed a picture of two men (one on the left, one on the right) getting whipped by her, along with one in front of her, one behind her and another beneath her, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny when she meant to show a picture of Aaroniero when he attacked her]].
** In one scene, when she was bored, Haineko went out of her way to... [[TheCharmer persuade]] good-looking people to "help her clean up". The next scene shows her leaning on the bed, half-asleep, next to five men and three women, with her hair down and messy, while wearing a loosened kimono that exposed her thighs, shoulders, curves, stomach, arms and half of her boobs (the only things keeping the kimono on), with no bra and a small panty-skirt that's just so tight enough to heavily emphasize her 'important areas'.
** When Orihime was walking past a hallway, she noticed that the door leading to Loly's room was half-opened, accompanied by lustful feminine giggling, loud thumping noises, exhausted panting and heavy moaning from at least two different men. Peeking just a bit to see if Loly herself was there, Orihime noticed a set of torn clothes, broken handcuffs, unwrapped ballgags, a broken baton, ''three'' exhausted men laying on the floor, three ''more'' men strapped to the wall, and Loly violently riding a fourth man, coyly winking at Orihime. Cue Orihime holding up a notepad that says "[[RuleOfFunny Make up your mind!]]"
* RogueProtagonist: Hitsugaya is accused of being one during that thing with Kusaka, but he made up for it by the end.
* RotatingProtagonist: The serials centering on Ichigo's gang is known for switching the focus on a different character, from Ichigo to Orihime, then Tatsuki to Senna, Homura to Ishida, and so forth.
* SacrificialLamb: Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne, courtesy of Mayuri Kurotsuchi.
** Don Kanonji is the first major casualty.
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: The Shinigami are still fully-clothed under the senior captains, while the Arrancar still wear provocative outfits. However, half of the Fullbringers (primarily morally ambiguous) tend to wear skimpy clothes.
* SequentialBoss: The Hogyoku, once it gets DemonicPossession and the ability to perform the BishonenLine.
* ShesAllGrownUp: Lilynette is brought back as an ''incredibly hot'' young woman, while Karin and Yuzu went through some sorta growth spurt at 14, and now look 18.
* ShoutOut: Several references to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
* TournamentArc: Not so much an arc, but it does take up two chapters, determining who the newest seated officers get to be.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: All types for Nejibana, once it gets accidentally resurrected and turned into a being onto itself.
* UrbanWarfare: A small taste of this is given during the thugs' attacks on the Shinigami outposts in the Rukongai, later fully occurring by the time the Arrancar launch their invasion of the Soul Society.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Amatsuki makes ''damn'' sure none of his opponents run away during a fight against him.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Very much so; a third of the girls wear it, with a fair amount of variety thrown in between.