->''[[ViewersAreGeniuses Intelligent]], [[ReferenceOverdosed Reference-filled]] [[DevilMayCry SSStylish Hard Action]]''
-->-- Fanfic tagline

On the way to school on the day before the new school year begins, Sommerhoffnung Crugah finds that someone wants her away from the premises. Once she actually gets there, she finds that she is to be part of a monster-fighting group. However, at least two factions seek to subjugate her powers for their own uses.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3291350/1/Prinz_von_Sommerhoffnung Prinz von Sommerhoffnung]]'' by Warp Ligia Obscura ([[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=180855 also available at SpaceBattles]]) is ''supposed to be'' an AlternateUniverse {{Novelisation}} ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' fanfic. It's so alternate that the character names are different... It is best described as a MegaCrossover. It follows TheStationsOfTheCanon[=/=]BroadStrokes without adhering tightly.

Currently stands at eight chapters, but updates have been... very sporadic.

!! '''This fic contains examples of''':

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The hooks on Ywiu's ring-knuckledusters punch through flesh and bone easily.
* AcrophobicBird: When [[spoiler: the library basement floor breaks open, Ywiu doesn't fly her way out. Given narrator's justification immediately afterward.]]
* ActorAllusion: At one point, [[Creator/YukariTamura Su-qi-wu-la]] says [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Maximum]] [[CatchPhrase Power]], and later her summon uses the [[strike: Starlight Breaker]] Moonlight Fixer. Later in that same chapter, she is referred to as having [[BGataHKei 100 fuck buddies.]]
** [[Creator/SanaeKobayashi Ymia]] talking about "[[Manga/ElfenLied [beheading] you with invisible psychic arms]]" and Eywon saying that she "is definitely not [[{{Madlax}} insane or relaxed]]".
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "little lilac... loli"
* AerithAndBob: So much.
* BlackBestFriend: Spadotto and Veerasamy, though the latter is technically [[strike: Indian]] Curriyan.
* BroadStrokes: Name changes aside, when the first chapter ends with [[spoiler: Sommerhoffnung NOT waking up in the middle of a school field with Dai-Ming]], you know this is not going to be a faithful adaptation.
* ButNotTooForeign: Sommerhoffnung is half-[[strike: German]][[IstanbulNotConstantinople Gothofurtoan]], quarter-Ch[[IstanbulNotConstantinople (o)]]inese and quarter-[[strike: Japanese]][[IstanbulNotConstantinople Electopian]], and there are others also similarly mixed.
* CelebrityParadox: Acknowledged in-universe. Ken-ba-ne says "Any similarity to a ''[[strike:GetBackers]] [=ReTrievers=]'' character are coincidental", to which Spadotto shoots back "No more than my similarities to a ''[[strike:Manga/{{Bleach}}]] Whitener'' character?"
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted. "You must remember that, while Catholicism is indeed the denomination of the [[strike: French]] Rancaskan Church, the Church of [[strike: Scotland]] Thaneland that the campus' chapel is subsumed under belongs to the Presbyterian subset of the Protestant denomination."
* CrackPairing: [[spoiler: Ymia and Eywon are CaptainErsatz of Reinforce Eins and Yuuno from ''Nanoha'', so...]]
* CreatorProvincialism: Possibly the only reason why the setting was moved to [[strike: Singapore]] [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Merliona]].
* CurseCutShort: '"I know you've heard this before, Som, but how do you live with," she pointed at Winterhandlung, "such a du..."' Fill in your own blanks as to whether it's meant to be dummkopf, dumbass/arse or something else!
* DeadpanSnarker: Ken-ba-ne is clearly trying to be this.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Sommerhoffnung. Implied in the sixth chapter when she seems disappointed that the Childless missed her, made explicit in the seventh.]]
* DontYouDarePityMe: Musterteklang is interpreted as being of this sort.
* DramatisPersonae: There's one in progress at the [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?p=5602756#post5602756 SpaceBattles thread]].
* EldritchAbomination: Subverted. Spadotto notes that the Childless, while StarfishAliens, do not have the BrownNote effects commonly associated with Hateworkian Horrors.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: A few thus far -
** Sommerhoffnung's hair colour comment on the ferry marks her as GenreSavvy.
** Ywiu proves to be a foul-mouthed ActionGirl early enough.
** Spadotto's self-discussion of the methods he would prefer to destroy the Childless with reveal that he's not DumbMuscle.
** Ken-ba-ne's near-nonstop sass as a (attempted?) DeadpanSnarker.
** Must's refusal of help revealing his DontYouDarePityMe attitude.
* FunWithAcronyms: "KOUTAISHI", the local replacement term for "[=HiME=]", stands for "Knowledgeable Operative Undercover Terminating Application Issue Servitude Hyper materIaliser". Whatever that means.
** [[spoiler: Wedey stands for "Weaponised Enhanced Demolishing Evolutionary prototYpe".]]
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: In addition to Ywiu dropping Mandarin and Hokkien all over the place like the ''beng'' she is, we also have:
** GratuitousFrench: Prebr, but not as often as the other two.
** GratuitousGerman: Sommerhoffnung ''is'' half-[[strike: German]][[IstanbulNotConstantinople Gothofurtoan]], but she lapses into it pretty often. Musterteklang too.
** GratuitousItalian: From Spadotto.
** GratuitousSpanish: Ywiu as above, only replace German with Spanish.
* HandCannon: Sommerhoffnung's revolvers are (modelled after) .44 Colt Anacondas.
* HannibalLecture: When Sommerhoffnung tries to do a WhatTheHellHero in chapter seven, Ywiu and Romea shoot her down harshly.
* HappilyMarried: Ymia and Eywon.
* {{Hatedom}}: If the reviews on FF.Net are any indication, there are those who cannot accept the author's style.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Ywiu's wrist-rings can shrink into knuckledusters and the "commas" are {{Absurdly Sharp Blade}}d hooks.
* InertiaIsAHarshMistress: Mentioned as a problem Ken-ba-ne experiences.
* InsaneTrollLogic[=/=]MoonLogicPuzzle: Frequent and the reason why ViewersAreGeniuses is what it is here. For example, Ywiu's name.[[note]]The kanji for Mai's name, if read as if Chinese characters, are pronounced "Wu-yi", with Ywiu being an anagram of that. Mai is... well, Mai, while Tou-qi-ha is a transliteration of "Tokiha" into Chinese.[[/note]]
* InTheBack: How [[spoiler: Asuoui kills the gang leader.]]
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: The ''MegaManBattleNetwork'' influence is largely visible from the altered country names, like Japan being called Electopia. Not all are from MMBN, though.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: "AsYouKnow – and I wasn’t being facetious in emphasising those three words...."
* LemonyNarrator: Sometimes.
* MindScrew: A series of seemingly-inexplicable images described in the first chapter. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says he was trying to put the original OP into words.]]
** Sommerhoffnung's recalled conversation with Timo at the end of the second chapter. [[spoiler: Supposedly a {{Mondegreen}} of the lyrics of "Mezame".]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: "a shadow resolved into a horrible monster that exposed more teeth than… than… than some family that cannot quite be recalled at the moment."
* MuggingTheMonster: The gangsters who target Ywiu.
* MusicalAssassin: Mei-ya-nuo-kou-qi's power.
* MythologyGag: Sommerhoffnung's default outfit is based on that of Dark [=HiME=] Natsuki from the ''Manga/MaiOtome'' manga.
** Ymia makes a joke about feeling "like dusty old tomes". [[spoiler: Remember that Ymia is a CaptainErsatz of Reinforce Eins from ''Nanoha''.]]
** "Lucky you not some sick bird, else sure big problem one!" [[spoiler: In the original, Takumi was pretty much a GenderFlip IllGirl.]]
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistfight: Double subverted in Ywiu's fight with the gangsters. First subversion is that she uses her own bladed knuckledusters and some of the knife-using thugs manage to scratch her. Double subversion comes when some other thugs with metal poles tag in and she flies into an UnstoppableRage, demolishing them and turning their weapons against them. Possibly a response to Singaporean incidents where thugs with metal poles fatally wounded innocents.
* NoConservationOfEnergy: Sommerhoffnung points out the sheer impracticality of energy-mass conversion, to which Ywiu mentions that their powers have ElementalBaggage and that she shouldn't be so concerned.
* NotUsingTheZWord[=/=]WritingAroundTrademarks: The fanfic. The author's efforts to avoid invoking the canonical names can get {{Narm}}ful.
* OCStandIn: This appears to be why everyone is a CaptainErsatz.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[spoiler: Hei-gu-la-shi being made to give up her powers.]] "Negotiating from such a position of weakness... is not."
* OffscreenTeleportation: Invoked/Parodied. "If no one's observing you, you can get to places faster than you should be able to, is it not said…?" Also done when [[spoiler: Spadotto]] shows up near the end of the Childless fight in the sixth chapter.
* OhCrap: He-mu-la has one in the seventh chapter. [[spoiler: What exactly he's shitting bricks about is currently unclear.]] He has another in the eighth [[spoiler: when Wedey activates her BladeBelowTheShoulder.]]
* OutOfTheInferno: Done by Ywiu in the fifth chapter.
* PatchworkKids: Nyarsrof has Ymia and Eywon's cowlicks, as well as Eywon's hair and eye colours. "Sommerhoffnung had the feeling that things did not work that way, but who was she to question it?"
* PoirotSpeak: Pretty much everyone identified as having foreign blood will lapse into their mother tongue during an English sentence at least once, if not outright use full sentences.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Used by Spadotto when speaking to the mystery viewer, who throws it back at him promptly.
* QuipToBlack:
--> "Sommerhoffnung, we believe we've told you before to call us by our first names," Ymia said. "Calling us Herr und Frau Reyrcs makes us feel like... like..."\\
"Yes, dear?" Eywon asked.\\
"[[MythologyGag Like dusty old tomes.]]"\\
The couple burst into raucous laughter at this, along with Nyarsrof and the twins.\\
Sommerhoffnung had the odd feeling that the Reyrcses had forgotten to do something. [[GlassesPull Something about eyewear]] [[CSIMiami that she just could not pin down.]]
* {{Retcon}}: The ''Nanoha'' parody was originally called '' '''Mundane''' Girl Tonedeaf Gigaha'', but was changed to '''''Empath''' Girl'' after the author used the latter in another, unconnected work of his.
* RetiredBadass: [[spoiler: Asuoui]]'s proficiency with a knife, combined with some self-admittedly loose-tongued comments, suggest that he once carried out wetwork for Mother Sharo. Whether he served in GRU, KGB-now-FSB, Spetznaz or something else has not been revealed.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Done at the end of the eighth chapter, though the culprit has not been revealed yet.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Prebr, pretty damn hard. Kan-za-ji usually shies away from contractions too.
* ShoutOut: Many. The tagline doesn't contain "Reference-filled" for nothing. [[ViewersAreGeniuses Whether you recognise the better-hidden of them at first glance]], though... A (currently) cursory examination will reveal:
** [[DevilMayCry "Envy is a nasty little bunch of things. Can't be launched without Real Impact and the usage of Swordsmaster takes away from your evasive ability."]] As well as more glaring invocations of DMC moves.
** "[[StarWars It's]] [[MemeticMutation a]] [[GuiltyGear Bridget]]."
*** "Help me, Hei-gu-la-shi! You're my only hope."
** "[[Series/TheOReillyFactor Fuck it!]] [[MemeticMutation We'll do it live!]]"
** [[KingdomHearts Empire Minds]]
** [[ZeroWing "Let's Move Zig for Great Justice."]]
** [[{{Hellsing}} "Releasing control arts restriction levels...."]]
** Sommerhoffnung sings a few lines from [[RhapsodyOfFire Emerald Sword]] before naming her Parent [[SignificantAnagram Draysoph]], and names her guns [[{{U2}} U3]] and [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Airmaker]].
** [[SilentHill Noisy Valley]]
** In the fourth chapter, Sommerhoffnung quotes Creator/FriedrichNietzsche at length.
** [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Very Real Competition]]
*** PS^2N plays Dusk Horizon from the [[VideoGame/{{Unreal}} Very Real]] soundtrack.
** [[Creator/HPLovecraft Hatework]]
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight "Wei he zhao ji?"]][[note]]"Why So Serious" in Chinese[[/note]] .... "Don't so serious!" .... "Will you be wanting the sundae, ma’am?" .... “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! We’re tonight’s… entertainment!”.... Very poor choice of words, [she was] afraid .... "Not very subtle. I most certainly hope not."
** {{No More| Heroes}} [[strike: [[NoMoreHeroes Heroes]]]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks Villains]]
** [[EpilepticTrees Seizure-afflicted Shrubberies]]
** [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tactical]] [[{{Terminator}} Dreadnought]], complete with trademark OutOfTheInferno. Also, Battlenail 1,600,000,000[[note]]War -> Battle, Hammer -> Nail, 1.6 mil is 40k squared[[/note]]
** ".... [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann wear garish pointy orange shades with no apparent frames]].... Kamina and [[strike: Simon]] Peter"
** [[{{Starcraft}} “You want a piece of m-”]]
** [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Fabricati Diem Pvnc expression]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames “You want it?”]]
** [[StreetFighter “Oh-ho-ho! This is delicious!” ... “Yes! Yes!”]]
** Kan-za-ji said as he shifted a pair of unfortunately non-[[DawnOfWar METALlic BOXES]].
** "Are you so sure of your success, or will you say [[Manga/DeathNote 'damnit, he got me']] when it falls apart?"
** “Is this some [[Franchise/MetalGear Tactical Espionage Action]] you’re involved in....?”
*** "Only a fool trusts..."
** Susanoo's beatdown of the sixth chapter's Childless riffs on the game version of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando's ZA WARUDO combo]].
** [[strike: [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Giga Drill]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Starlight Breaker]]]][[note]]not coincidentally also a reference to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwKEQSYnYnY this video]], given that Warp Obscura and [=MaxAndEmilytate=] are friends[[/note]] Pico Wrench Moonlight Fixer
** 'come out of [[{{Firefly}} gorram]] nowhere'
** [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "Let's have a go at it!"]]
*** "I am going to kill them and kill them and kill them."
** "Does he still [[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Remembah]] [[MemeticMutation Me]]?"
** Ken-ba-ne likes the term [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} nineball]].
*** "Take it easy!"
** [[XWingSeries "To win, you must fight with heart and brains and your entire being!"]]
** [[Film/{{Stardust}} "I am a star! And what do stars do? Shine!]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Shine shine shine shine shine....!"]]
** Must finishes off his first Childless with a [[GuiltyGear Potemkin Buster]].
** [[ImogenHeap "Ooo what']][[MemeticMutation cha say?"]]
** [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick "Treasure Type O"]]
** [[ThreeHundred ".... give them nothing, but take from them everything?"]]
** [[Webcomic/SchlockMercenary "There is no such thing as overkill, only open fire and I need to reload?"]]
** "We'll show you some proper, ah, [[Literature/TheCulture use of weapons]]!"
*** "but we are... outside context, I think you can say?"
** [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder Are you dense? What, are you retarded? Who the hell do you think you are?]]
** ".... Sometimes the world dun like us to [[RussellPeters be a man, do the right thing.]]"
** [[MortalKombat "Finish him!"]]
** [[KellyClarkson "Because... of me?]] [[LampshadeHanging This... isn't about the Kelly Clarkson song right?"]]
** [[MemeticMutation "Daughter, I am disappoint"]]
** [[{{Ne-Yo}} "Monster!" "Beautiful monster... wait, a monster? T-that's so mean. That's so mean, Su-zu-shi-luo, that's so mean"]]
** [[ModernWarfare "Five years ago, Shou-qin Enterprises faced insolvency… and you all just fucking watched. Tomorrow… There will be no shortage of volunteers, no shortage of loyal shareholders. We know you understand."]]
** The emcee said something about the next performance, something about the band [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Abismal]] [[AbysmalDawn Dusk]]?
** [[VideoGame/BioShock1 "Would you kindly move?"]]
** [[LeeroyJenkins "Alright, chums, let's do this... GOHROY… WESKINS!"]] [[spoiler: For added irony, they're ''running away'' from danger.]]
** "[[Film/PulpFiction I thought 'What?']] when they told me the fate of the world and they were kind enough to not [[Film/PulpFiction ask me if I spoke Kinglish.]]"
** [[Film/IronMan "Let's face it, this not the worst thing you caught me doing, yah?"]]
** [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Having the feeling that something was off, Hei-gu-la-shi looked at her, then at Rondeng, then back at her, before looking back to Rondeng again. She had the feeling that something was off and it was certainly not just the fact that Wedey was not her.]]
** [[Memes/StreetFighter "Return to your abode and be a family person..."]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "Why waitest we upon stale custom for consummation?"]]
* SincerityMode: When Sommerhoffnung [[spoiler: shoots a District Ten [[TheMenInBlack Man In Black]], Ywiu claps and assures her that she was being genuinely appreciative. Also done when [[spoiler: Ywiu agrees with Romea's HannibalLecture against Sommerhoffnung.]]
* SingleStrokeBattle: Ken-ba-ne kills his first Childless this way.
* SirSwearsALot: Ywiu, which is pretty much par the course for Singaporean ''beng''.
* SlasherSmile: "Su-zu-shi-luo screamed, a disturbingly self-satisfied shit-eating grin stretching her facial muscles".
* SmallGirlBigGun: Sommerhoffnung isn't exactly small, but U3 and Airmaker are modelled after Colt Anacondas.
* SophisticatedAsHell: The gang leader in the seventh chapter. Broken English, more broken English, [[spoiler: ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' reference]], {{Poirot Spe|ak}}- ''What?''
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Played with. [[MagicRealism Something]] plays [[MemeticMutation Fitting Music]] in-universe at appropriate times, with characters aware of this.
* StealthPun: Shortly after He-mu-la mentioned "bad girl", Sommerhoffnung hums a bit of "Pleather for Breakfast", [[spoiler: the theme of Bad Girl from ''NoMoreHeroes''.]]
* {{STYLISTICSUCK}}: The usage of Singaporean pidgin English, aka Singlish, by Ywiu is intentional and apparently part of the {{Hatedom}}'s beef.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: If Ywiu's really serious about something, she drops into proper Queen's English.
* SurroundedByIdiots: [[spoiler: Sommerhoffnung says this in GratuitousGerman in the fourth chapter. Ywiu does this in the seventh in Spanish.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Asuoui kills the gang leader]] with a spine-stab, throat stab-and-slash, then heart-stab. Might not be instant death stab, but almost all muggles will go to the morgue after that. He then stabs the victim a few more times so that it looks more random and less "professional, if anyone experienced sees they might be suspicious." Might even be CruelAndUnusualDeath.
* ThisCannotBe: [[OneOfUs Used word-for-word]] by [[spoiler: He-mu-la after Hei-gu-la-shi chooses to give up her powers rather than let Rondeng die.]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Ymia and Eywon.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Parodied. Ywiu tells Sommerhoffnung that she could do this, but the latter does not buy its possibility.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: How many of the more disguised/subtle {{Shout Out}}s will the average reader recognise? Lampshade Hung in OneOfUs fashion at the end of the fifth chapter via author's notes.
* VigilanteMan: Parodied with the in-universe series ''Doghunter''.
* WaxingLyrical: When Sommerhoffnung names Draysoph and her guns, she sings lyrics from the relevant bands. The mystery speaker in chapter four sings ''Don't Say A Word'' from [[strike: Sonata Arctica]] Concerto Sahara when leaving [[spoiler: Spadotto]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Author's notes for chapter eight mention that Nyarsrof was meant to have a smaller role and Ymia and Eywon were not supposed to exist.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Lampshade Hung at the start of the fifth chapter, where Spadotto attempts to think of how best to defeat the Childless but notes that all he has... is a hammer.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Asuoui asks Ywiu why she did not start the fight against the gangsters with torching them. Her reply fails to convince even herself.
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