What happens when you mix Persona, Super Smash Brothers, and three years worth of ideas when the author went on hiatus and came back. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8390092/1/The-Return SSB: The Return]] (or just The Return), written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2293571/Squall-Tabuukilla-Lione Squall 'Tabuukilla' Lione]] takes place in a world after [[spoiler:Tabuu's]] defeat in Super Smash Brother Brawl.

It focuses on a boy named Squall Fortuna, the first chapter covering his past, and has moved onto the real threat, the returning Primids. No one seems to know what they want, but they're attacking the city known as Smashville. When a letter from Squall's parents arrive, requesting him to come to the city to help defend it, he gladly accepts. There, he begins his adventure, unlocking his true potential, the ability to summon a Persona. Now, he has to make it through the year, balancing it out his training, making friends, and keeping the ones he has made close.
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!! The Return contains example of:
* AirVentPassageway: Melody uses these to get around the school.
* TheBechdelTest: Passes. Clare and Minaka talk about a new restaurant that is putting out a new dish. Invoked by Clare.
--> Clare shrugged, "But let's not talk about guys for now."
* BigEater: Squall got close to sixteen plates at a buffet. PlayedForLaughs when you find out that Squall's parents and Clare's father are placing bets on how many plates he can eat.
* {{Bishonen}}: Fortuna, underneath the knight's helmet he wears.
* ButtMonkey: Clyde, one of the voices in Squall's head.
* BadassLongcoat: Squall's trenchcoat and Ken's Inverness Cape.
* ChasteHero: Squall, by a long shot.
--> '''Squall''': "I'll find my way, I suppose. Besides, there aren't any bad parts of the city, right?"
--> '''Zach''': "I think only if you go to the red light district at night. At least, that's what I've heard."
--> '''Squall''': "Well, I think I'll know if I'm there. I'm sure traffic will be absolutely terrible."
** Though later he reveals he isn't as chaste/oblivious.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: One is seen at the beginning of the story, but the identities of the children that made it are not given. Later on though, [[spoiler:Squall]] reveals he is one of the children who made the promise.
* ChivalrousPervert: Zach is heading towards this.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Averted. Squall even gains the power of Persona, which is manifesting "a facet of the soul" as it is sometimes called, after having his [[spoiler:robotic eye]] put in him.
* {{Cyborg}}: Squall is one now, having a [[spoiler: robotic eye]] as part of him now. PlayedForLaughs as well.
-->"So, you're a cyborg now, huh, bossman?" Lione asked.
-->"I'm [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic MEGAMAN]]!" Squall sang, laughter erupting between them.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: After arriving in Smashville, Squall's first school day has him wake up a lot earlier than he should have because of his habits back home.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Melody. She thinks using construction sites is a good way to make a getaway. No, not by driving through them, hoping to confuse pursuers. Driving on them. As in the hanging beams and unfinished structures.
* EasilyForgiven: Truthfully it isn't that much, but Squall does forgive Lione for trying to steal his Core Drill necklace.
* EmbarassingNickname: Ken doesn't really like his nickname of Kenjamin.
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Subverted. Squall is sent in a robot... only for it to be destroyed due to his lack of experience fighting with it.
* FryingPanOfDoom: The voices in Squall's head have them. It is blamed on the amount of TvTropes Squall browses.
* GenreSavvy: Squall is said to be a troper. He even owns a Harem Anime Universal Genre Savvy Guide.
** Zach to a lesser degree. He's savvy enough to know that Squall fits the 'mysterious transfer student' archetype, also known as Fangirl Bait.
* HaremGenre: Squall suspects he may be in one.
* HighPressureBlood: Zach's {{nosebleed}}s send him flying across the room at times.
* HonorBeforeReason: Squall allows himself to be beaten up by Ken because his sister was harmed in his previous battle.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Squall knowing how to fight with a double bladed sword because he watched enough of The Phantom Menance.
* IWillWaitForYou: Squall holds onto his ChildhoodMarriagePromise that he made when he was roughly five or six years old. He's currently fifteen during the main part of the fic.
* LemonyNarrator: Sometimes slips into this.
--> Since bacon and eggs aren't very hard to make, also since Squall had experience with fried eggs that were over easy because they were his favorite, due to the fact he liked poking the yolk area and letting it flood ALL OVER THE FOOD, WIPING AWAY EVERY LAST BIT OF OTHER FOOD!
* OneOfUs: As if you couldn't figure this out. Heck, even the main character is a Troper.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: One of Squall's major rules. Whether or not it applies only to girls has yet to be seen.
--> Squall: "We never hit a girl who didn't strike us first."
* NewTransferStudent: Minaka and Squall.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Squall gives one after removing a knife from his left eye.
-->Calmly reaching with his left hand, Squall removed the knife from his eye socket and dropped it. Unslinging the walking stick, he dropped it. Unflinching in his walk towards them, all but the co-leader ran as Squall cracked his knuckles. Squall wasted no time beating him within an inch of his life.
* NoodleIncident: Minaka's attempts at cooking.
* ThePollyanna: Minaka was initially thought to be one by Squall.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Minaka comes out dressed in nothing but a bra and short shorts? Throw a trench coat at her.
* ProperlyParanoid: PlayedForLaughs. Squall's reason for paranoia is watching ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' the night before, [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes and the one person he fears is the eponymous character herself.]]
* RunningGag: The fact Squall can't remember to get a book related to Tarot
** Also how the 'sound effects' for whenever he levels up/creates a new Social Link keep on changing.
* SawItInAMovieOnce: Apparently there was a movie about facing an anthropomorphic version of Death that wielded two guns and the hero stealing it.
-->'''Squall (after having stolen one of the Reaper's guns, being questioned on why)''': "And I saw it in a movie.""
* ShoutOut: Lots of them.
** Being a cyborg makes you Mega Man
** The Saving Our Smashville Brigade, or shortened to the [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya SOS Brigade.]]
** Minaka [[YuYuHakusho Spirit Guns]] [[Persona4TheAnimation every boy down]] during her introduction at school.
** A Persona user who has a younger sister and may or may not have a sister complex? [[Persona4TheAnimation Sounds very familiar...]]
* SirSwearsALot: Squall, who curses very frequently. Lampshaded by Clare's mother.
-->'''Squall''': "Damn you subnetting and how much of a bitch you can be…"
-->'''Raynie''' (Clare's Mother): "And girls still want to kiss you with that mouth?"
* TalkingToThemself: Squall doesn't do it out loud, but often has conversations with the voices in his head.
* TheTease: Minaka enjoys this to no end.
-->"I'm sure he won't peek. Besides, I know you won't peek, riiiight?" Minaka pressed up against Squall, who yelped and leapt back, covering his eyes.
** Note that this is done while exploring [=SubSpace=], reminiscent of Tartarus of Persona 3.
** Squall, however, gets back at her with flirtatious behavior.
* ThemeMusicPowerup: WordOfGod (the author notes) state that characters have these. They're even marked by the story telling you to put on specific music.
* TrainStationGoodbye: Complete with ChildhoodMarriagePromise!
* {{Tsundere}}: It is theorized that Clare is one.
* TvTropesWillRuinYourLife: Squall's life, to be specific.
-->'''Squall''': WARP DAMNIT, I'M SPEAKING TROPESE AGAIN!
** Squall refuses to go to a fancy restaurant that will not allow him to wear his longcoat
-->''After Minaka asks why he won't go if he has to take off his longcoat''
-->'''Squall''': I don't fit the BadassLongcoat trope anymore.
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