''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8094642/1/Shadows_of_the_Azure Shadows Of The Azure]]'' is a fanfiction made by Tropers/ChrisX (yes, the man behind FanFic/SuperSentaiVsSuperSentai). Once again a crossover, it involves both VideoGame/BlazBlue and the VideoGame/{{Persona}} series, but mainly ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. It is sort of a celebration of the announcement of ArcSystemWorks' ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', but he intends to finish it.

The story takes place after the True End of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' and the True End of VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift. The Investigation Team returned to the Midnight Channel one day, but was eventually attacked by a mysterious creature [[note]]Which bore a very strong resemblance with [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Nyarlathotep]][[/note]], stronger than any Shadows or even Izanami. Thoroughly beaten, the Investigation Team is whisked away to somewhere else by the creature as it wreaked havoc to the Midnight Channel, in actuality thrown into the world of VideoGame/BlazBlue, where Yuu Narukami along with Teddie were found by Ragna the Bloodedge and Taokaka, and had to travel with them while uncovering the mystery behind the attack, seemingly getting blurry in their memories, as well as eluding whatever Terumi Yuuki is plotting. Along with that, dreams of meeting a mysterious man with a blue butterfly seemingly becomes common... and Shadows started appearing in the VideoGame/BlazBlue world... And as things unraveled, [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} the Shadow Operatives]] [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena involved in the case in Inaba at Golden Week]], and also [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} an alumni of St. Hermelin]], looking younger than she normally was, found themselves also thrown into this world...

It is very much promised that the author will create [[ShadowArchetype Shadow versions]] of the VideoGame/BlazBlue cast, so keep your fingers crossed for the likes of Shadow Ragna, Shadow Jin, etc.

As of recent, it was taken down.

!Characters that has made appearance in the fic so far (excepting the disastrous battle prologue).
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' characters: Yuu Narukami, Teddie, Yukiko Amagi, Yosuke Hanamura, Chie Satonaka, Kanji Tatsumi, Naoto Shirogane, Rise Kujikawa, Margaret.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' characters: Ragna the Bloodedge, Taokaka, Litchi Faye-Ling, Tsubaki Yayoi, Relius Clover, Hazama/Terumi Yuuki, Rachel Alucard, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, Bang Shishigami, Platinum the Trinity, Jin Kisaragi, Jubei, Carl Clover, Makoto Nanaya, Iron Tager, Noel Vermillion, Hakumen, Nu-13, Bullet.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' characters: Aigis, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Akihiko Sanada.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' characters: Eriko Kirishima, Igor, Philemon, Nyarlathotep.
* [[OriginalGeneration Original Characters]]: Lou Kung, Hattori, Hakurei Mutsuki, Helios, Eiji, Yuzu, Gan.
* [[OriginalGeneration Shadow Selves]]: Shadow Ragna, Shadow Noel, Shadow Tsubaki, Shadow Makoto, Shadow Jin, Shadow Litchi, Shadow Bang, Shadow Taokaka, Shadow Fuuka, Shadow Hakumen.

!Tropes associated with Shadows of the Azure
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Invoked. As many fic-writers wrote Tenjou's son as 'just and honorable and a more stoic version of Bang', this fic portrays Tenjou's son (Hattori) as a much darker, unstable, not-so-squeaky-good character
* TheAtoner: Litchi [[spoiler:post Shadow Labryinth]], Tsubaki, and to an extent, Philemon.
* AttentionWhore: Shadow Tsubaki accused Tsubaki to be doing all things in the name of 'justice' because she only sought attention, appreciation, etc.
* BadassInDistress: First off Litchi, but then she's already freed. Then Mitsuru (caught by Relius).
* BiggerBad: It is but implied by Philemon that Nyarlathotep is one, compared to Terumi (and Relius).
* ButtMonkey: No matter the universe, Yosuke always became one, especially when he's stuck in Rachel's dimension.
* TheCameo: In form of a flashback involving an alumni from ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', Kei Nanjou.
* CanonName: The author uses Yuu Narukami instead of Souji Seta or other names.
* CooldownHug: This is Litchi we're talking about. In one chapter, she did this twice on a distraught Yukiko.
* CurbstompBattle: Averted with Akihiko against Hazama. Then again, [[spoiler: Hazama was holding back as he has other plans with Relius.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: This is a ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' fic involving Shadows of a RagtagBunchOfMisfits that is the VideoGame/BlazBlue cast. To wit...
** HeWhoFightsMonsters: Shadow Ragna [[spoiler:always hated that by clinging into promises he made and his humanity, he never could outwit, defeat and make Terumi pay, and thus always wanted to toss them away and [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie be a monster himself]] if it means killing Terumi.]]
** TheChewToy, DistressedDamsel: Shadow Noel [[spoiler:hated that she's always the useless chump always needing anyone to help her, but on given the chance to do something she could be useful for, even as Mu-12 the destroyer, she should embrace that destructive side as 'the only thing she's good for'.]]
** ForGreatJustice: Shadow Tsubaki [[spoiler:hates how she's never getting any recognition for all the hard work she got and would side with [[AttentionWhore anyone who would give her attention]], even with [[ObviouslyEvil Terumi]], claiming that it is for justice, the 'justice' of being appreciated for all she did.]]
** FantasticRacism: Shadow Makoto [[spoiler:is very similar to the original Shadow Chie, claiming to be befriending Noel and Tsubaki while still hating the facts that they're humans, unable to forget the past. And also befriending Noel because she's a clone and a PersonOfMassDestruction that she'd use to lash against her oppressors later.]]
** AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Shadow Jin [[spoiler:always sought the attention of Ragna to the point of extremes that he'd ignore everything else that's not related to Ragna, and brutally kill anyone who gets between them, as well as claiming that everything he did was solely for his brother's attention. In other words, as he said, he's like a perpetual baby who's constantly crying for his brother's babysitting.]]
** LoveMartyr: Shadow Litchi [[spoiler:thinks that the world revolves around Lotte/Arakune and only he matters in the world, therefore, she'll sacrifice and destroy everything else not related to Lotte/Arakune, with only those willing to help (Terumi/Relius) will be spared and be listened to, resulting a doomed world where it's just her and Arakune with everyone else dead, which she refers as 'paradise', and the actions leading to it claimed to be 'tragic and romantic' so Lotte would pay attention.]]
** SuperHero: Shadow Bang [[spoiler:is only using his hero persona and painting NOL as the evil tyrannical empire in order to gain sympathizer not for altruistic moment, but to replace the NOL rule with his own vision of Ikaruga, a fanatical KnightTemplar state where any oppositions were executed for his 'justice', all because he's angry at NOL 'defeating' him and standing on the top, even if he in turn disgraces the way of ninja and his young master Hattori by being a [[HighlyVisibleNinja Highly Visible]] LargeHam {{Ninja}} as well as adapting a BlackAndWhiteMorality view.]]
** BigEater: Shadow Taokaka [[spoiler:is such a sloth who just likes eating and sleeping, disliking when someone interrupts those acts, and refused to actually learn things when she could, since she just wants to think only of eating... And eating ''anything'', including her fellow Kaka kittens.]]
** Not a Shadow version, but... the concept of LaResistance is deconstructed brutally. Sector Seven took advantage of the fallacy of 'Empire = ObviouslyEvil' and presents themselves as the good resistance for the people for propaganda, while in truth, they'd stoop so low or even lower than NOL on a good day to get whatever they want, they're just as bad as NOL on the worst day and only cares for their own desires, not the people. Akihiko called out on this and the soldiers gleefully admit it.
* CallBack: Philemon occasionally puts his hand on his cheek, the same spot hit by [[{{Persona 2}} Tatsuya Suou]]. It was a reminder/wake up call on how much of a jackass he was in ''Innocent Sin''.
* DevilInPlainSight: Hazama isn't fooling anyone at this point. Even Yukiko can spot that he's a bastard beneath that carefree attitude, and Aigis drove him out of Mutsuki house on first sight.
* TheDreaded: Nyarlathotep. The mere mention of him being around was enough to make the usually unflappable Rachel [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness choke on her tea and spat]].
* DualBoss: Shadow Noel and Shadow Makoto are fought in the same time.
* TheEmpire: Subverted. The NOL remain at large as TheEmpire, but there has been factions that realizes that it was 'big & mean' because Terumi manipulates it (such as the Mutsuki House), and not everyone there are cackling bullies, especially in the past when they were doing their damndest to maintain peace and prosperity in the CrapsackWorld. See also the Deconstruction of LaResistance.
* EtTuBrute: Kokonoe did NOT take Litchi's turn into NOL well and responded by not interfering with whatever Sector Seven had in plan for her.
* {{Expy}}: Lou Kung, The Sector Seven executioner that caught Litchi is said to be based on [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Kai Leng]]
** Hakurei Mutsuki is said to have similar designs with [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Takane Shijou]]
* FandomNod: Rachel remarked that her George XIII that she sent to chase off Yosuke has been getting a little rusty. [[TierInducedScrappy Which was generally fandom's opinion on the drop of tier levels of Rachel from Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift]].
* FixFic: This fic in a nutshell. The ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' world getting too [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] that everyone is such a mess that couldn't fix themselves? Send in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' characters who knew a thing or two about accepting one's self and making peace with their inner selves to fix that so they don't continue to become the toys of Terumi and stand a chance in defeating him. Things get more complicated after that premise.
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:For a certain unknown reason, Elly appears to be in her [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} teenager form]] rather than [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} adult form]].]]
* FourthWallMailSlot: ''Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!'' is featured in place of "Author's Note", also featuring guest stars [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Elizabeth]] and [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Kagura Mutsuki]].
* GreenEyedMonster: Tsubaki again... this time to Yukiko, but she got over it after seeing her Shadow.
** Hattori, on the other hand, is highly jealous at Bang for being picked as his father's successor.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: It's gotten to this. NOL has gotten much more positive rap than merely just Litchi and sane!Tsubaki, as shown by Hakurei and the Mutsuki House. Sector Seven has progressively gotten much darker thanks to Kokonoe's antics and her higher ups, while the Ikaruga Resistance... with a rather confrontative, dark, unstable leader like Hattori, really sheds away the "Underdog Dashing Resistance Movement Against Tyranny" image.
* GroinAttack: Bang committed the same mistake he did to Noel, this time to Chie... the result is a critical hit to the nads. [[MadeOfIron He shrugs it off fine, though]].
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Used as the basis of Shadow Ragna's HannibalLecture to Ragna, citing that he doesn't care about how many people die, and how will he turn into a monster against his promises to Rachel to stay human, as long as he can get his one wish of killing Terumi in revenge.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: Kanji and Jin are shaping to be this.
* HeroicBSOD: Yukiko was completely shaken when she overheard what Relius planned to do with her (dissecting). Thank goodness Litchi was there to calm her down, allegiance be damned.
** Tao gets one when [[spoiler: "Ragna" makes her eat the Forbidden Fruit of Knowledge, which causes her to realize just how much of an idiot and a nuisance she presents herself to others.]] Needless to say, [[UnderStatement she doesn't take it very well]].
* HesBack: BOTH Philemon and Nyarlathotep are back.
* InsultToRocks: Sums up Hazama/Terumi. Comparing him to aliens or Shadows sound like insult for both aliens and Shadows everywhere, according to Tsubaki and Aigis.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Most readers recognize that Kokonoe did one.
* MythologyGag: Kei had to use the fake name because he's being targetted. The name he used? [[{{Bowdlerise}} Nate Trinity]].
* TheNicknamer: As usual, Taokaka. The nicknames she came up for the ''Persona 4'' cast (and their Personas)...
** Yuu: White Head Guy
** Teddie: Bear Guy
** Izanagi: Black Guy
** Kintoki-Douji: Fat Rocket Guy
** Chie: Kung-Fu Girl
** Kanji: Scary Jacket Dude
* {{Ninja}}: Invoked by Hattori, who points out that he's NOT a HighlyVisibleNinja and found Bang's antics about that ridiculous.
* OhCrap: When Rise realized that she's facing TWO Shadows at once.
* OnlyFriend: At the moment, with the allegiance problem of her former friends, Tsubaki only had Litchi as a friend, and the arrival of Yukiko and Litchi's closeness to her is slowly driving Tsubaki to the edge further.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Hattori had this mindset about Jin.
* ParodyNames: Hakurei made an off-handed mention of a game called ''[[GuiltyGear Sinful Cog]]''
* PungeonMaster: Like usual, Teddie. He even pun-ized Ragna's name into "Ragna the Bear-Edge". Of course Ragna didn't like it.
* PutOnABus: Labrys for the Shadow Operatives, she stayed back to help the Nanjou Group take down ''Arena'''s 'Eerie Voice'. Elizabeth as well [[spoiler:since she's currently on a journey as a new bearer of the Fool Arcana.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Kokonoe has becomes this ''in spades''.
* ShadowArchetype: The premise of the fic is to introduce Shadow versions of the VideoGame/BlazBlue characters. Thus far it has Shadow Ragna, Noel, Tsubaki, Makoto, Jin, Litchi, Bang and Taokaka [[spoiler:with Hakumen's on the looming side]].
* ShipTease: Quite a lot between Yosuke and Fuuka. Yosuke is clearly protective of her, and [[spoiler:gets very mad at Shadow Fuuka mocking and dismissing Fuuka]]. Fuuka's dialogue also indicates she may have some feelings towards Yosuke.
* ShoutOut: Ragna takes the explanation of Midnight Channel just as much as [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo Kurosaki taking the explanation of Soul Reapers for the first time]].
** And Terumi, being the way he is, also refers Yuu mockingly as "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Mah boi]]". He also refers to Creator/HPLovecraft and mentions some [[CthulhuMythos Gods]] like Cthulhu, Azazoth, Yog-Sothoth and Nyarlathotep. The last, though...
** And [[RieKugimiya Rise]] finally gets her chance to utter [[ShakuganNoShana "Shut up, shut up, shut up!!"]]. She's not devolved to [[ShanaClone that]] though.
** [[{{Hiimdaisy}} "You sayin' I like dudes!?"]] It wasn't as much as played for humors, though.
*** Chapter 16 also includes the MGS one like "Time to..." *phone ringing* "What now?". Also in the end, Hakurei claims that Yukiko's laughing is 'an endearing trait'.
*** Chapter 18 has another, when [[spoiler:the Malevolent Entity returns and taunts Mitsuru, mocking her father with, "He died like a dog, and so will you."]]
** [[Franchise/MassEffect "I've just had enough 'bout yer snide disposition"]] and [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 "That was fer Jin, ya sunuvabitch"]]. Considering who Lou Kung was {{Expy}}-ing...
** Hazama sang [[Music/{{Voltaire}} "When You're Awesome"]]
** The addition of Hakurei Mutsuki, as the head of Mutsuki house, of all Original Characters, may be a ShoutOut / inspiration by another fic [[FanFic/OnStrangeWingsAtFatesHand At Fate's Hands]] where the head of Mutsuki, there named Belioz, is an important OC, as Hakurei is the one [[spoiler:who discovered Aigis]] and would probably play part in [[spoiler:her future involvement]]. Unlike Belioz who's touted to be greedy and corrupt, Hakurei is instead noble and serene (and obviously a chick).
** Bang's Shadow is very similar with [[StarWars Darth Vader]], [[VaderBreath and breathes like him too]]. His reveal scene pays homage to the [[LukeIAmYourFather "I am your father"]] scene. His Shadow form's chest plate is also a shout out for [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokai Silver]] (only used for dark stuffs). He also has an attack similar to [[VideoGame/LiveALive Pure Odio's Saint Alicia]].
** Helios is Hakurei's [[{{Spaceballs}} father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roomate. Their relationship? Absolutely nothing]], aside of the fact that he's employed by her.
** Also doubling for ActorAllusion...:
--> '''[[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Jin]]''': [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann "Just who the hell do you think I am? I'm not just your brother. I am also Saya's. I am also me. I amů Jin Kisaragi."]]
** See ParodyNames
* SmugSnake: Terumi went further by claiming himself greater than those Lovecraftian Gods above. And considering that Rachel spat on the mention of Nyarlathotep returning, a lot thinks that Terumi is just way over his head.
* SpitTake: When Rachel heard about Nyarlathotep may be returning, she had this trope against her usual demeanor, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness as a serious notion on how dangerous the current opponent is.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Those THREE guys: Eiji, Yuzu and Gan. Ninjas under service of Hattori.
** TwoGuysAndAGirl
* UngratefulBastard: Litchi just saved Lou Kung from certain death from Shadows. Lou Kung's response is [[spoiler:to knock her out and put her back on track to execution process.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Happens to Eiji for Naoto, and in the past it's implied that he also got one with Amane, the trope is then passed on to Gan for that occasion. And previously, Carl also got the same reaction when Naoto blatantly declared her gender.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 22. [[spoiler:Sector Seven began its war against NOL, enveloping Ikaruga. And in the same time... Akihiko is dead.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Kokonoe receives a ''lot'' of this, she didn't care.
** Rachel receives a grand total of ''three'' chastising so far. Yosuke called her out for making fun of people to relive her boredom. Litchi called her out for withholding information she could share and instead taunting the unknowing people in the dark. Philemon called her out for her dismissive mistreatment for Nago and Gii. Surprisingly, Rachel has been taking it at heart, though she hasn't made an act to rectify them.