''Devil With A Blue Dress'' acts as a {{prequel}} by Amp to ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', in which a number of the team members are recruited by a mysterious woman in blue. In the process, we get an in-depth look in the featured team members, including the recruitor [[spoiler:whom the astute reader will recognize as the [=BLU=] Scout's mom]]. A fair warning: the fic has not been updated for about half a year, but about two-thirds of it is complete and each chapter does well as a stand-alone story. Edit: The Spy chapter is now up. And TF2Chan Rejoyced!

Enjoy the fic [[http://www.tf2chan.net/fanfic/res/41.html here]].
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'''The fanfic contains the following tropes:'''
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Pyro's father]].
** Also, from the looks of things, [[spoiler:Soldier's dad, who gave him a hell of a shiner upon finding out he was dating a Japanese girl.]]
* AgentMulder: Tavish [=DeGroot=], with the recruitor having to play AgentScully in his chapter.
* AllMythsAreTrue: In this ''[=TF2=]'' universe, [[CelticMythology kelpies]] seem to at least be real.
* BigDamnHeroes: Tavish saves the recruitor [[spoiler:from being drowned by a kelpie.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:The Soldier, or more specifically the young Jane Doe]], surprisingly enough.
* BreakingSpeech: The recruitor delivers a masterful one to recruit the Medic.
* ChildSoldiers: [[spoiler:Pyro]] was in mental institution ward for ten- to seventeen-year-olds, meaning that [[spoiler:she's even younger than the Scout.]]
* CoolCar: The recruitor drives a silver Bel Air.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Australia; every single resident is a rowdy [[BadassMustache mustached badass]] living in a rather comfortable and high-tech environment; but outside, there is the dangerous outback with loose government mutants, not to mention achieving citizenship can be summed up as a ''year-long'' [[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Game]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Everyone to certain extents.
* {{Epigraph}}: Each chapter ends with a quote from a book, movie, or a famous figure fitting to each character backstory. This even includes the extended version of the Sun Tzu quote from the "Meet the Soldier" video.
* DevotedToYou: Why Spy [[spoiler:willingly attends the ball, knowing full well it's a trap set for him to get him to join RED/BLU.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: The Demoman is very considerate of his blind mother, and the Scout seems to be rather fond of his mom; inverted in the case of [[spoiler:the recruitor, who's really just doing everything to ensure the Scout's safety.]]
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: The recruitor first meets the future Medic in a gray nurse shark exhibit, setting a rather appropriate tone for their conversation.
* TheFairFolk: Tavish strongly believes they exist, as one of his first friends claimed to be a faerie.
* {{Flashback}}: All chapters end with one.
* ForegoneConclusion: One way or another, [[spoiler:the recruitor's son will become the [=BLU=] Scout.]]
* FridgeHorror: The recruiter wonders why the Company doesn't just kidnap and mind wipe Tavish if they want him so badly- insinuating they've done that sort of thing before. Feel free to shudder.
* GentleGiant- Heavy. He is a genuinely kind person who is still dealing with feelings of guilt for what he had to do during the war.
* HelloNurse: The recruitor, [[spoiler:a given if you've seen the "Meet the Spy" video.]]
* IHaveManyNames: The recruitor always uses a pseudonym whenever in a new location, all of which we can assume to be fake.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Dell Conagher is a brilliant thinker and technician, but has a string of failed relationships due to his passion for his work.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Demoman and Heavy.
* LadyInRed: Well, blue, but think how ironic it'd be if the case were true!
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Or manipulative and morally ambiguous. [[spoiler:After all, she's doing this for Scout...]]
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: A more sympathetic example, but the title should have clued you in.
* MamaBear: It doesn't matter [[spoiler: if she has to endure mad scientists, freezing weather, and a dangerous Australian outback; Scout's mom is ''not'' going to let her son down.]]
* MoralityPet: Considering Heavy's [[TriggerHappy usual behavior]], it's easy to see that the recruitor is one for him.
* UsefulNotes/NaziGermany: Medic is [[spoiler:a Holocaust survivor who routinely abuses drugs to deal with the trauma and PTSD he suffers because of it.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Pyro is in truth a ''very'' troubled teenage girl]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: Pyro burned down her -- yes, ''her'' -- house with her parents sill inside.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: The Heavy, as a result of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_No._227 Order 227]].
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:Jane Doe]] and his high school sweetheart Yurie, a Japanese American in a [[WorldWarTwo rather sour time to be one]].
** Also [[spoiler:Scout's mom (the recruiter) and Spy.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: The Sniper is literally #6 in the survival race to qualify for Australian citizenship.
** The case name for [[spoiler:the Pyro]] is 451. [[spoiler:[[StealthPun As in, Fahrenheit 451.]]]]