"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5893892/1/ Tales of Bleach: Unreal Society]]" and its two sequels "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6587637/1/ Return of the Samurai]]", and "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6957625/1/ Blades of Destiny]]" make up a Manga/{{Bleach}}[=/=]VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia crossover trilogy created by draconichero20 (now 21) that mixes the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' cast into the storyline of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.

''Unreal Society'' begins with the majority ''Bleach'' soul reaper cast virtualized into the land of Sylvarant as per an experiment by Urahara. A lock-in mode transition engages and the cast finds themselves trapped in the land of Sylvarant, forced to play the game to find their way out.

''Return of the Samurai'' does to ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' what ''Unreal Society'' did with the original game [[spoiler:minus the virtualization part since it turns out the world is real]].

''Blades of Destiny'', the final installment, is an original addition meant to, in the author's own words, "tie up loose ends created by the other two series". It's still ongoing, but it hasn't been updated in a while in favor of another fanfic the author has written, ''Fanfic/SoulChess'', which had its page long before this one.

Because of the very nature of the series, spoilers connected to ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' are marked, but spoilers connected to Bleach are unmarked. Also spoilers directly connected to the story are also marked.

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* ActorAllusion: The inevitable reference that [[spoiler:Ratatosk]]/Emil and Ichigo are voiced by JohnnyYongBosch is made. And also turned into a RunningGag.
* AscendedExtra: Virginia [[spoiler:As the Emerald Witch of Ymir]]. Shunsui as a UnexpectedCharacter when he joins the party in ''Unreal Society'' for the majority of the fic.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: WordOfGod says that this is the case with Aselia's language of the elves. The language has its own rules, but it's completely nonsensical and bears no resemblance to [[LordOfTheRings another elven language]]
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Album Atrum]]. Very very justified as of chapter 28.
* AlternateUniverse: On a meta-level [[WordOfGod the author]] has stated that such is a case for the series given the discontinuity it has with canon Bleach. Since the fic was created before Aizen's defeat there are a lot of differences between it and canon. Chapter 1 of Return of the Samurai was Retconned to cement that the series follows the anime's continuity since Ichigo mentions that he losts his powers and regained them the previous April (referring to the Xcution arc). However, before the retcon, Creator/TiteKubo made some of the Visoreds captains and Rukia a Vice-Captain and in Blades of Destiny Rukia is still an unseated officer and there are Original Characters as replacement captains for Tosen, Gin and Aizen despite Ichigo being in college, [[CaptainObvious which is long after the events of canon]].
** [[spoiler:After Album Atrum utilizes Crepusculo Palacio Imperial Ichigo, Lloyd and Sheena find themselves in one of these]]. [[spoiler:It eventually extends to the majority of the cast through the use of the Eternal Sword]].
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]: In Blades of Destiny[[spoiler:'s AlternateUniverse arc things are like this]]. Hopefully things will be returned to normal or things would really suck. [[spoiler: Regal, Serina, and Lavirna have already been killed]].
** It's worse with the release of the newest chapter. We have on our hands [[spoiler:16 deaths: Tosen, Sajin, Rose, Love, Yosei, Renji, Zelos, Raine, Izuru, Mashiro, Treva, Isane, Momo, Genis, Rachel, and Kiku]]. Sheesh!
** Even before that [[spoiler:Alice kills Dondochakka for being a PantyThief]]
* ArtisticLicense: Invoked to make [[spoiler:Lloyd and Colette]] closer than they were in canon by the end of Unreal Society. Also invoked to describe how Byakuya’s parents died and his and Hisana’s pre-marital relationship.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When infiltrating the cape fortress in ''Return of the Samurai'' Zelos utters: "Things are getting pretty damn terrible lately. My sister's been kidnapped, my bud's been impersonated and to top it all off I think I dropped my wallet on the way here."
* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins: Album Atrum succeeds in his plans with Crepusculo Palacio Imperial]]. [[spoiler: [[FissionMailed Of course Ichigo and the others intend to reverse the effects.]]]]
* AssShove: Zelos does this to Renji using Zabimaru during training for [[DisproportionateRetribution implying incest]] [[BerserkButton between his mother and sister and him]].
* [[spoiler:AttemptedRape: On Alice of all people. Ichigo had to save her]].
** In Blades of Destiny [[spoiler:the same thing happens to Colette. Lloyd saves her and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kills her would-be rapist]]]].
* [[spoiler: AutoErotica: Ichigo and Sheena do this in the chapter 3 omake of Blades of Destiny]].
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Orihime performs her Soten Kisshun on both Pronyma and Mithos after they are defeated]].
* BackToBackBadasses: Several uses of this in chapter 26 of Blades of Destiny.
* BadassAdorable: Kiku Capricornia
* BadassBoast: Ichigo tells Volt he plans to take him down in a single strike. [[spoiler:He does]].
* BalloonBelly: Cotton after eating a bunch of Byakuya's plants in an omake.
* BareYourMidriff: Sheena wears and outfit like this in chapter 1 of ''Blades of Destiny''.
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler:Senna Atrumier]].
* BerserkButton: Ichigo does not take kindly to betrayal.
** Mithos, [[spoiler:while attempting to possess Ichigo, found out the [[CurbStompBattle hard]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice way]] that you DO NOT tell [[EmpathicWeapon Tensa Zangetsu]] you are his new landlord]].
** You do not insult Byakuya's late wife Hisana.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sheena is normally easygoing and a very big Tsundere. ''Never'' have we seen her get as violent as she did when she marked her territory of [[spoiler:Ichigo]] toward Alice. Emil put it the best: “Women are scary.”
* BigBad: Album Atrum is this of the third and final installment.
* BigBrotherMentor: Ichigo’s relationship with Emil in ''Return of the Samurai''. Also, despite being a year younger, this is his relationship with Lloyd in Unreal Society, especially after [[spoiler:Kratos' betrayal]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Seen quite a few times
* BiggerOnTheInside: Crepusculo Palacio Imperial
* BigWhat: Genis' reaction when Rukia tells him that [[spoiler:Raine and Byakuya kissed each other]].
* BlatantLies: How the Bleach cast keeps the Symphonia cast in the dark about the true nature of the relationship between their worlds. If these were original characters it would borderline Mary Sue status. [[UpToEleven they're that blatant]].
* BodyCountCompetition: Kenpachi tries to have one with Ichigo in chapter 34 of ''Unreal Society''.
* [[spoiler:BondageIsBad]]: Go ask Alice.
* BornLucky: Cyrus would have to be this to win 2130 games of poker without losing once. [[UpToEleven And he does so without cheating]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Sort of. Since Aselia is a virtual world, when Ichigo calls upon Urahara in ch 17, an ominiscent narrator outside the world, Shunsui considers the action such. [[spoiler:It later turns out that this is not the case since Aselia actually exists]].
** Ichigo plays this trope straight when he lampshades how TalkingIsAFreeAction in ''Return of the Samurai'' [[spoiler:which is after it's revealed the world is real]].
** Pesche comes up with an idea and the lightbulb that signifies this fizzles out. Pesche replaces the lightbulb.
* BridalCarry: Ichigo carries [[spoiler:Sheena]] in this fashion to Mizuho [[spoiler:while the group goes and collects the Zircoin so she can duel Kuchinawa]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Some wonder just exactly why Momo was put in charge of Palmacosta, [[spoiler:until the end of]] ''[[spoiler:Unreal Society]]'', after the events with Dorr.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A heroic example. Ichigo saved [[spoiler:Alice]] from being persecuted and [[spoiler:[[RescueRomance she develops]] [[StalkerWithACrush feelings for him]]]]. Ichigo barely remembers the incident at all.
* ButtMonkey: Renji. The author enjoys picking on him.
** Zelos too to some extent.
* CallASmeerpARabbit: Happens when Emil recruits a Chimera since the thing is a RidiculouslyCuteCritter and Ichigo was expecting a multi-headed badass creature of mass destruction.
* CallBack: In chapter 32 it turns out that Raine never explained to Lloyd and the others what MILF means.
** Richter calls Ichigo the [[spoiler:Shepard of Regeneration]]. See CallForward below.
*** Sheena is also called a [[spoiler:Shepard of Regeneration]] by Rachel in ''Blades of Destiny''
* CallForward: In chapter 8 Shunsui says that parents might let their kids walk into dangerous situations, but never let them go where death is certain. Symphonia fans will be reminiscent of what is eventually to happen at Altessa's house much later on.
** In a dummied out conversation for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' Richter will call any member of the original cast the [[spoiler:[[RedBaron "Shepard of Regeneration"]]]]. Right before the battle with [[spoiler:Origin]] Uryu calls [[spoiler:Sheena, Ichigo, Lloyd and Colette]] this. [[CallBack It is later referenced in the final battle with Richter]].
* CallingYourAttacks
* CharacterDevelopment: Pronyma and Mithos[[spoiler:' HeelFaceTurn]]
** A big milestone for Lloyd in ''Blades of Destiny'' [[spoiler:killing someone [[KnightTemplar in order to protect Colette]]]]. Remember this is [[WideEyedIdealist Lloyd]] we're talking about.
*** In chapter 26 Lloyd has the maturity to [[spoiler:not be a glory hog and clear a path for Kratos to reach the Crepusculo Palacio Imperial because of Kratos' importance in the general plan against Album Atrum]].
* ChekhovsGun: Sheena creates a special seal based off of hollows in chapter 22 of ''Unreal Society''. She uses it in chapter 23 against Rodyle. [[spoiler:It's a gillian's cero]].
** In ''Return of the Samurai'', Ichigo earns 300 gald for killing monsters in chapter 1. He later uses the money to buy Emil a sword toward the end of the fic.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[FanNickname Hichigo Shirosaki]] [[spoiler: leaves Ichigo at the Temple of Darkness and returns by the time the group fights the Sword Dancer for the final time]]
** In ''Blades of Destiny'' Serina is noted as having a crush on someone very early on in the fic. It later turns out to be [[spoiler:[[DyingDeclarationOfLove Regal]]]]
* ClothingDamage: Seen here and there, but taken UpToEleven in Lloyd's duel with [[spoiler:Kratos]] where both combatants lose their shirts at the end of it.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Ichigo saying he'll join the Vanguard when pigs fly. Alice's response is that [[CueTheFlyingPigs that can be arranged]].
* {{Content Warning|s}}: See {{NSFW}} below
* ContinuityNod: Ichigo suggests Renji use Shakkaho to light up the Temple of Darkness like he did back during the Hueco Mundo arc, or rather attempted to.
** Ichigo makes a reference back to Uryu wanting to make an enormous arrow back in Bleach's first arc. Twice.
** Orihime maintains her promise that [[spoiler:she betrayed Ichigo once and won't do it again]].
** Tatsuki says to Ichigo, jokingly, not to have to make her put his head through another window, which she did right before the Hueco Mundo arc.
** In ''Return of the Samurai'' Ichigo mentions how he "isn't working right now" when Richter tells him he isn't obligated to find Marta for him. Remember that Ichigo's job for Ikumi is pretty much the same as [[OutlawStar the Hawking and Starwind Repairs]].
** In chapter 3 of ''Return of the Samurai'' Ichigo notes that Lloyd is [[spoiler:back to wearing red and not green anymore]].
** In chapter 5 of the same entry of the saga Rukia reminds Ichigo how [[spoiler:it's ironic that]] he never wanted a relationship with anyone when they first met [[spoiler:(Ichigo is in a relationship with Sheena by this point)]] and yet is [[ShipperOnDeck trying to push Marta and Emil together]].
** [[spoiler:Nel]] is correct when [[spoiler:she]] says that [[spoiler:she]] was not affected by the Derris Emblem. [[spoiler:She]] stayed back to help Kenpachi and Sajin during the time that the group encountered the trap.
** Ichigo remembers beating Omaeda's fat ass atop Sokyoku Hill.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Raine's punishment for Zelos for forcing her to have to tell [[ChildrenAreInnocent Genis and Colette]] about the birds and the bees is having him [[LethalChef taste test her food]].
* CoolBigSis: May to her subordinates as well as being TeamMom. Sheena is this to Kiku.
* CrazyPrepared: Uryu had a spare set of clothing and swords prepared for Lloyd just in case his uniform was torn and his swords were broken with regards to his duel against [[spoiler:Kratos for Origin's seal]].
* CrutchCharacter: Several members of the Bleach cast and the Symphonia cast eventually realizes they can't rely on them forever too.
* CryIntoChest: Sheena into [[spoiler:Ichigo after Corrine dies complete with HowlOfSorrow]].
** Presea does this after [[spoiler:Ozette is destroyed with Hitsugaya lending a comforting shoulder]]. She later does the same with [[spoiler:Ichigo after killing Vharley because she hasn't had time to mourn her sister's passing]].
* CurbStompBattle: See AntiClimaxBoss above
** Chad's victory over [[spoiler:Ikkaku]] at the colosseum.
** [[spoiler:Hollow Ichigo's battle against the party in the Temple of Darkness]].
* CutenessProximity: Rukia and the rabbit that Emil forms a pact with. She actually winds up taking it for herself as a pet. Later Presea has this same instance with Kon's plush body.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Blades of Destiny'' is mostly like this to some considering the things that happen and the decrease in laughs.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Pronyma after her HeelFaceTurn]]. Kiku's primary powers.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:Pronyma and Mithos both make a HeelFaceTurn after they are defeated and subsequently [[BackFromTheDead revived]]]].
** Naomi in ''Blades of Destiny'' is originally an assassin [[spoiler:targeting Raine]], but after she is defeated by Rachel she becomes a member of Ratatosk's Rangers.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The Fluffy Chapter of Fluffy Fluff and it is [[{{WAFF}} appropriately named]]
* DepravedBisexual: Alice
* DiabolusExMachina: Hollow Ichigo [[spoiler:being able to use the abilities of all the Espada Ichigo has ever faced]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: Alice [[spoiler:kills Dondochakka]] for [[PantyThief stealing her panties]].
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: Presea [[spoiler:when her age matches her appearance]]
* {{Dominatrix}}: Alice [[spoiler:in]] ''[[spoiler:Blades of Destiny]]''. Taken UpToEleven [[spoiler:with her Resurreccion]].
* DrillSergeantNasty: In ''Unreal Society'', Soifon is this while training Colette in chapter 22. She even slaps her across the face for [[ApologizesALot overly apologizing]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Almost with Renji via {{Seppuku}}. [[spoiler:[[LotusEaterMachine This was the right call considering he was under the influence of the Derris Emblem]]]].
* DrugsAreBad: especially smoked herb sticks
* DualWielding: [[spoiler:Presea]] in ''Blades of Destiny''.
** [[spoiler: Album Atrum in Bankai]].
* [[spoiler:DyingDeclarationOfLove: Serina to Regal]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Considering all the crap the cast had to go through during ''Unreal Society'' to reach the [[spoiler:heartwarming]] conclusion that [[spoiler: the world exists and everything they did had meaning]] and for [[spoiler:Ichigo and Sheena to happily reunite]] this trope definitely is not out of place.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Ichigo]] and Sheena's relationship starts out as this
* EpicFail: Mithos' attempts to [[spoiler:possess soul reapers]] wind up being this because of [[spoiler:their [[EmpathicWeapon territorial Zanpakuto spirits]]]].
* EquivalentExchange: Ichigo lampshades the use of this trope. In exchange for [[spoiler:never being able to use Origin's power again]] Ichigo is able to [[spoiler:take the form of the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Final Getsuga Tensho]] without losing his Soul Reaper powers]] in order to [[spoiler:defeat his rampaging inner hollow]].
* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:Pronyma]] in ''Unreal Society''. [[spoiler:Nel]] in ''Return of the Samurai''.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Ichigo's Hollow does not enjoy a battle royale and prefers that it be him against all of his enemies and not have some of his enemies picking each other off while trying to fight him.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Orihime when joining Cruxis]]. [[spoiler: Nemu during her FaceHeelTurn]].
* Expy: Cyrus is supposed to be one of [[FinalFantasyVII Vincent Valentine]]. Serenity borrows traits from [[StreetFighter Chun-Li]].
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: There is a living eye [[spoiler:on the guard of Talbumosuke's shikai]].
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong: Talbumosuke Atrumier]].
* FaceHeelTurn: In chapter 23 or ''Unreal Society'' it seems like [[spoiler:Orihime]] is doing this, but it is a facade much like with [[spoiler:Kratos]].
** [[spoiler:Nemu]] in Blades of Destiny
* FakingTheDead: The group, specifically a really annoyed Ichigo, actually fights [[spoiler:Zelos and defeats him when he reveals to have been working for Cruxis]]. It turns out this was planned and [[spoiler:Rangiku]] was in on it.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: How Presea kills [[spoiler:Vharley]].
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: Botta to Nel: "Take care of Lord Yuan"]]
* FantasyGunControl: Because Aselia has no actual word for gun in their dictionary. The closest any individual gets to having such a weapon is Cyrus' [[ShoutOut cas]][[OutlawStar ter]].
* {{Fauxshadowing}}: Sort of. In the fanfic's continuity Rukia is the lieutenant of [[spoiler:Meltokio's Royal Guard]], implying that she will eventually become a lieutenant in the Gotei, which she does not. However, ''Unreal Society'' was made before [[TheBusCameBack she showed up again in Bleach]] in which she actually is a lieutenant. [[MythologyGag creating something else entirely]].
* FirstPersonSmartass: Ichigo at times.
** Byakuya, shockingly, of all people shows this at one point.
* FishOutOfWater: Sheena [[spoiler:wandering about modern day Japan]].
* [[spoiler:FissionMailed]]: In chapter 27 [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuyWins Album Atrum succeeds in whatever he has accomplished]]. In chapters 28 and 29 we find out he's completely rewritten history]]. However, things can be fixed so all hope is not lost. Chapter 27 is even called [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Achievement Unlocked:]] [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Fission Mailure]]]]
* FiveManBand: The people living under Altessa's rooftop in Unreal Society, despite the very little fighting they actually do [[spoiler:at least until the sequels]]. Altessa is TheHero. Tabatha is TheLancer. [[spoiler:Sajin]] is theBigGuy. And Mithos and [[spoiler:Virginia]] could be TheSmartGuy or TheChick depending on how you look at it.
** Ratatosk's Rangers is one of these. It's explicitly stated [[OneOfUs by the author]] at the start of Blades of Destiny. Marta is TheHero, Lavirna is TheLancer, Serina is TheChick, Kiku is [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]] and Rachel is [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]. Emil [[TheOneGuy the only male member]] is the SixthRanger.
* FixFic: All in part thanks to Orihime and her Soten Kisshun. There are parts of the VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia continuity changed because of it.
* [[spoiler:FishOutOfTemporalWater]]: Ichigo, Sheena and Lloyd are all this after [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuyWins Album Atrum succeeds in his plans]]]]. [[spoiler:It later extends to their friends]].
* FlatWhat: Seen twice in ''Blades of Destiny'' in successive chapters
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Kenpachi's crack about the [[TheThirtySixStratagems 18th stratagem]] foreshadows [[spoiler:Pronyma's HeelFaceTurn after Mithos is defeated]].
** In ''Unreal Society'', Ichigo and Shuhei's discussion that the world isn't much like a game foreshadows that [[spoiler:it actually exists]]. Renji and Rukia have a discussion about this later on and then [[spoiler:[[WhamEpisode It's revealed that Shunsui, Unohana, Ukitake and Yamamoto had been to Aselia during the Kharlan war]]]].
*** There's more than just these instances. These are the most blatant, but there are small hints left throughout the fic that point to this conclusion.
* ForWantOfANail: [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuysWin When Album Atrum succeeds in his plans]]]], this is the resulting universe [[spoiler:Ichigo is not a Soul reaper and Aizen was never evil, instead Album Atrum decides to eliminate anyone he thinks would be a threat to his rule as the god of the new world. [[Manga/DeathNote that last part sounds familiar]]]].
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In-universe example. At one point Ichigo mimics Aizen for comedic effect and everyone starts laughing, but then Momo has a slight HeroicBSOD and Hitsugaya [[DeathGlare glares]] as Ichigo.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' it is impossible for an Imp to evolve. [[ShownTheirWork The author knows this]], but changed it [[RuleOfCool for the coolness factor]] [[spoiler:when it eventually evolves into a Vroom]].
** Also Lloyd cannot know both Demonic Chaos and Demonic Circle simultaneously, though [[RuleOfCool the same rule applies]].
* {{Gesundheit}}: Renji makes use of this trope when the name of [[spoiler:Colette's illness, Chronic Angelus Crystallus Inofficium]], is stated for the first time.
* GenreSavvy: A lot of the characters have moments like this after it's revealed to the Symphonia cast that the world is virtual. [[spoiler:Even though it's not]].
* GoryDiscretionShot: When Unohana [[spoiler:kills Mayuri]], the author describes only the screaming that is heard by Isane, Hiyori and Uryu, not even having them witness the carnage themselves.
* GoshDarnItToHeck: Rukia does this in chapter 1 of ''Blades of Destiny'', but she manages to make it awesome and any cuss words added probably would've made it less effective.
* GratuitousJapanese: Occasionally.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Many of the characters early in ''Unreal Society'' come and go with Ichigo as the only Bleach character to really mingle with the Symphonia cast. Renji and, of all people, [[UnexpectedCharacter Shun]][[AscendedExtra sui]], are the first two to stay.
* HailfirePeaks: [[spoiler:Album Atrum's Bankai]] works like this since [[spoiler: he]] is half PlayingWithFire and half AnIcePerson
* HalfHumanHybrid: Lavirna and Cyrus. [[spoiler:turns out so is Kiku]].
* {{Handwave}}: The author [[SincerityMode totally forgot]] Yumichika had been [[spoiler:taken by Cruxis]] and had to use this trope to state that [[spoiler: he had been rescued]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Both of the following after a DefeatMeansFriendship sort of thing. [[spoiler:Pronyma]] makes this after [[FriendToAllLivingThings Orihime]] [[BackFromTheDead revives her]]. [[spoiler:Mithos]] is the same. Despite this, the [[spoiler: Desian Grand Cardinals]] are still evil.
* HeroicBSOD: The Symphonia cast suffers this [[spoiler:going so far as to tell the Bleach cast to get lost]] when [[spoiler:Urahara is forced to reveal to them that the world is virtual]].
** Raine has one during [[spoiler:the invasion of Rodyle's ranch]] when Chad is about to [[spoiler:flood the room. She's on her hands and knees completely petrified of the thought of drowning]].
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller]]: [[spoiler:Yachiru]] Hekira and Mari Akari.
* HonorBeforeReason: Yosei of ''Blades of Destiny'' is made of this trope.
* HulkingOut: [[spoiler:Grimmjow's supposed Segunda Etapa]].
* ICallItVera: Cyrus calls his weapon [[ShoutOut Cas]][[OutlawStar ter]]
* IfICantHaveYou: Both Mimi and Alice attempt this on Ichigo. Neither succeeds.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Despite being [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]] Kiku often spouts knowledge like this when she speaks.
* ILoveTheSmellOfXInTheMorning: Alice gets the line in ''Return of the Samurai'': "I love the smell of burning, destruction and violence in the midafternoon."
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: On a meta-level the author has said this about Kiku from ''Blades of Destiny''. His opinion is shared by members of the series fandom.
** [[spoiler:Orihime actually does get to do this for a few chapters]].
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Byakuya]] and Raine. It's also a [[ShipTease possibility]] with Altessa and [[spoiler:Virginia]]. Sajin and [[spoiler:Virgina]] is also teased at as well.
* InsultBackfire: Rukia calls Rodyle a monster, but he takes it as a compliment
** In ''Blades of Destiny'', Sheena calls Kasumi [[spoiler:Atrum]] a conniving little bitch. Kasumi also takes it as a compliment.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: An ability of May's Bankai lets her transform into a gigantic dragon.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Album Atrum's Visored mask has a special ability that creates a psionic blast on his target, but only works once on any given target.
* ItsPersonal: Shunsui lampshades that this is what drives Ichigo to activate Bankai against [[spoiler:Kratos]] when [[spoiler:he betrays the group]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Orihime]] takes the high road when [[spoiler:she]] finds out [[spoiler: Ichigo]] and [[spoiler: Sheena]] are an item.
* JustAFleshWound: Presea decimates [[spoiler:Rodyle]] with a splitting injury that splits [[spoiler:him]] down from [[spoiler:his]] cranium to the middle of [[spoiler:his]] torso as well as cooking [[spoiler:him]] well done, but [[spoiler:he]] is still able to move around for a bit longer before dying. The narration [[LampshadeHanging lampshades the ridiculousness]].
* KickChick: Serenity
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Mayuri]] uses Uryu’s Quincy pride against him and then takes Aisha hostage to MindScrew with Uryu.
* [[KidWithTheLeash Kids With The Leashes]]: The cast and the monsters Emil forms pacts with once they are fully grown.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Dondochakka]].
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Talbumosuke will not let anyone harm his younger sister Senna, even his dad. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Turns out this is because he needs her for her bloodline in order to become a god]]]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you read the author's notes of the first chapter of ''Return of the Samurai'' or ''Blades of Destiny'' it is said that they are "direct sequels" to ''Unreal Society'', spoiling that [[spoiler:the world does actually exist]].
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When the words of the Unicorn at Lake Umacy are brought up when the group is pouring over the books at Sybak Ichigo says he doesn't remember anything about it. While the incident itself did happen it was glazed over in the chapter in which it was mentioned and therefore all of the important dialogue was skipped over.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Nemu]] falls in love with Album Atrum and subsequently makes a FaceHeelTurn
* MagikarpPower: All of the monsters Emil and the others obtain in ''Return of the Samurai''.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Ichigo tries to do this when he attacks the Iselia Ranch in ''Unreal Society''. [[TheStationsOfTheCanon It]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption doesn't]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero work]]
* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Virginia and Pronyma.]] The description of [[DeathGlare the look]] the latter gives an Adjuchas for attempting to harm [[spoiler:Kiku]] is just wow.
* MarriedToTheJob: Altessa by word of [[spoiler:Virginia]].
* MartialPacifist: [[spoiler:Orihime]] becomes one of these.
* MayDecemberRomance: Two couples.
* MeaningfulEcho: At the beginning of the story Kratos says to Lloyd, [[TheStationsOfTheCanon as he always does]] to "be a good boy and wait here". He says it because he believes Lloyd will only get in the way. Come time towards the end of ''Unreal Society'' Kratos says the line again, but this time it's to [[spoiler: protect Lloyd from getting his butt kicked by Hollow Ichigo]].
** In the last chapter, not including the epilogue, of ''Unreal Society'', Mithos calls him and Lloyd the Hero of Old and the Hero of New [[spoiler:working together]]. In ''Return of the Samurai'' this phrase is repeated with Lloyd as the Hero of Old, Emil as the Hero of New and Ichigo as the Hero of the Outside.
** Several times during ''Unreal Society'' Lloyd says to Colette "Welcome back". In ''Return of the Samurai'' [[spoiler: she says it to him when he finally comes clean]].
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Talbumosuke Atrumier's alias is Album Atrum, a BonusBoss in VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld.]]
** Naomi '''Libra''' and Kiku '''Capricorn'''ia. The two zodiacs are opposite each other and the two characters are [[{{FOIL}} FOILs]] of each other.
* MemeticBadass: In-universe it is stated that if Cyrus Konsama is angry with you he'd rip out your innards and wear your stomach lining as a hat.
* MindRape: Album Atrum pulls this on Senna. No [[IThoughtItMeant not the one]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} from the]] [[NonSerialMovie movie]]. [[spoiler:[[NotBloodSiblings his adopted sister]]]]
* MomentKiller: Lloyd [[RunningGag keeps]] interrupting {{WAFF}} moments between [[spoiler: Ichigo]] and [[spoiler: Sheena]]
* MultiMookMelee: In the battle [[spoiler:on Aselia]] and the assault [[spoiler:on the Crepusculo Palacio Imperial]]
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Generally inverted, but sometimes played straight. [[spoiler:Sometimes it's the only solution]].
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Cyrus has this mentality with Lavirna [[BigBrotherInstinct despite the fact that they're not related by blood]].
* MythologyGag: Pronyma's use of the demon marble sprouts creatures with the same names as the [[InfinityPlusOneSword abyssal weapons]].
** [[ButtMonkey Renji]] gets conned by Aifread into becoming a pirate.
** ''Blades of Destiny'' [[spoiler:whose AlternateUniverse [[Fanfic/SoulChess isn't the only world]] to have Captain and Vice-captain of Squad 10 Mari Akari and Yuna Homura]].
*** The inclusion of [[BonusBoss Album Atrum]] and [[BonusDungeon Gladshiem and Twilight Imperial Palace]] in the same part of the saga reimagined for the purposes of the fic.
** Though Rukia is not a vice-captain in the series continuity she is during the [[spoiler:AlternateUniverse arc]] of ''Blades of Destiny''. She is also [[spoiler:Lieutenant of the Royal Guard in]] ''[[spoiler: Unreal Society]]''.
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[[folder:Tropes N to Z]]
* NeckLift: [[spoiler:When Tenebrae blows up]], Ichigo performs this on Alice [[spoiler:for causing it]]. Later Alice performs one on [[spoiler:Marta during their battle at Altamira]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A minor instance in the duel with [[spoiler:Kratos and Lloyd in the Torrent Forest. Lloyd destroys Kratos' shield, but it allows Kratos to fight with an entirely different moveset]].
** ''Blades of Destiny'' reveals that Yuan and the Aselians [[spoiler:forming pacts with the eight elemental summon spirits]] did more than cause [[spoiler:the kharlan tree to destory Palmacosta]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Yggdrasil gave [[spoiler:Orihime]] a Cruxis Crystal. That backfired on him miserably.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Byakuya uses Shukei: Hakuteiken [[spoiler:on the Pope]]. [[LampshadeHanging He even notes how it's completely unnecessary, but just doesn't care.]]
* NoodleIncident: We are never showed the effects [[spoiler:the [[LotusEaterMachine DerrisEmblem]]]] had on Chad and Uryu. When questioned neither desires to talk about it.
** Presea ties Kon to the support beam in the bathroom in Altessa's house. Ichigo would rather not ask why.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Poor Momo.
* NoSell: Soifon is immune to [[spoiler:the [[LotusEaterMachine Derris Emblem]] because [[FridgeLogic she already conquered her own darkness when she fought Yoruichi in canon]]]]. In the [[spoiler:AlternateUniverse arc]] in ''Blades of Destiny'' [[spoiler: Lloyd and Sheena]] are not affected by the time warp effects due to the influence of [[spoiler:the Eternal Sword and the pact with Origin]] respectively. [[spoiler:Ichigo]] isn’t affected because he was too close to the blast when Album Atrum [[spoiler:activated the power of Crepusculo Palacio Imperial]].
* NotSoDifferent: Presea and Hitsugaya, which many fans of the series believe is what sparked her interest in the white haired Soul Reaper. Also Orihime and Pronyma, which is lampshaded by the former.
** Yggdrasil compares Kenpachi to Forcystus
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Sheena comes in to see [[spoiler:Nel (she's in her adult form at the time) glomping Ichigo. Ichigo]] tries to explain and [[spoiler:Nel]] does not help the situation. Sheena at the time seems like she is developing feelings for [[spoiler:Ichigo]] and promptly runs away, feeling hurt.
* {{NSFW}}: There is a warning label given at the top of the page that chapter 17 of ''Blades of Destiny'' is this. The lemons in the fic are also this to a much lesser extent.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Virginia]].
* OfficialCouple: Several in-universe in contrast to the [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia source]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} material]].
* OneOfUs: There are several times Ichigo [[GenreSavvy names a trope]] whether by narration or in dialogue.
* OneWingedAngel: [[EldritchAbomination Album Atrum]][[spoiler:'s Resurreccion]].
* OutOfCharacterMoment: This seems like the case for Momo in chapter 5 of ''Unreal Society'', but it turns out she's just experiencing those lovely days of the month.
* PerpetualFrowner: Kiku, though its more like perpetual deadpan.
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: Ichigo [[spoiler:loses his hollow mask halfway through]] ''[[spoiler:Unreal Society]]''. [[spoiler:He gets it back]].
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Averted. The Bleach cast generally is much stronger than the Symphonia cast by default with few exceptions. Only after the Synphonia characters considerably increase their abilities are they even close to rivaling the Bleach cast. This is extremely noticable early on when Shuhei [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps]] the first boss of the game and Renji annihilates Magnius and the guardian of the water temple with his Bankai.
* PowerGivesYouWings: [[spoiler:Orihime]] as an Angel of Cruxis
* PreClimaxClimax: [[spoiler:Ichigo and Sheena]] in the first installment. [[spoiler: Marta and Emil]] in the second. [[spoiler:Nemu and Talbumosuke aka Album Atrum]] in the third.
* PsychoForHire: This is one of Kenpachi's titles.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[TranquilFury Do not. Insult. Alicia]].
** [[LimitBreak STRUM. AND. DRANG]]!
** the middle of [[spoiler: Mithos']] speech in ''Blades of Destiny'': "We! Will! Not! Give! Up!"
** from [[spoiler:Grimmjow]] to Ichigo: You! Fight! Me!
** Pronyma [[spoiler:[[MamaBear protecting Kiku from an Adjuchas]]]]: [[TranquilFury "Dont.]] [[DeathGlare You.]] [[NoKillLikeOverkill Dare."]]
* [[spoiler:RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil]]: Yes indeed. [[spoiler:Go ask Alice]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Serina, as an elf, has lived almost 348 years, but she looks younger than Rachel, a human, who is 35.
* RedBaron: [[spoiler:Virginia]] used to be known as the Emerald Witch of Ymir.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Orihime]] as the new Angelus Project
* RescueArc: The time spent [[spoiler:rescuing Raine from the Soul Society]] was this.
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Renji]] as Desian Captain Lancer
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: There is a chapter called this and it involves [[spoiler:Byakuya]] carrying it out [[spoiler:on the Pope]].
* RunningGag: [[ActorAllusion Ichigo mimicking Emil’s voice]].
** Ichigo wondering if he forgot to tip the Pizza guy in Blades of Destiny every time he answers the door.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Does VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia [[ResetButton reset]] or does the game become unplayable to allow the world to continue [[spoiler:and the group lose all memory and influence of Ichigo and friends]]]]? [[spoiler:[[TakeAThirdOption How about the world actually exists?]]]]
* ScarsAreForever: Subverted. Rangiku had a scar on her eye where [[spoiler:Decus, disguised as]] Lloyd, struck her. Marta later healed it. Played straight with [[spoiler:Grimmjow]] walking around with one hand after [[spoiler:Ichigo beats him yet again, but he gets a prosthetic one from the Vanguard]].
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Emil
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Byakuya, in regards to the Kuchiki Clan, at the start of ''Blades of Destiny'' so he can [[spoiler:marry Raine]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Halfway through ''Unreal Society'' [[spoiler:Hollow Ichigo leaves Ichigo's body]] and goes off on [[spoiler:his]] own.
* [[SelfMadeMan Self Made Woman]]: Lavirna raised herself and lived off the land. Not bad considering she also had the half-elf prejudice to deal with. Kiku too having lived in Garocchia forest.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler:Presea]] in ''Blades of Destiny''. DAMN, [[spoiler:she]] looks good.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: [[spoiler:Ichigo]] says this straight out to [[spoiler:Sheena about him and Nel]], but [[spoiler:she]] doesn't believe [[spoiler:him]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Ichigo and Sheena are this for Marta and Emil.
* ShipTease: Besides the official couples there's also the constant teasing of Yuan and Nelliel and Hitsugaya and Presea as they are the only pairings yet to make any move towards the other or have any sort of confirmed romantic interest, but there is plenty of ammunition to see that they pair up well.
* ShooTheDog: [[spoiler:Sheena]] tries to do this to [[spoiler:Ichigo]] after [[spoiler:the second set of bad news from Urahara, which is that since the world is virtual (even though this turns out not to be true) the Symphonia cast will forget the]] [[spoiler:''Bleach'']] [[spoiler:cast ever showed up and anything and everything they've done will revert back to the way it ways before they showed up. [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove It doesn’t work]]]].
* ShoutOut: While training Colette, Soifon says [[StarWars "Do or do not. There is no try."]]
** In chapter 31 of ''Unreal Society'' Ichigo makes a remark about Anime/YuGiOh.
** In chapter 38 Lloyd says to Colette that if the stars start to fall that he'll [[KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories slash them right back up into the sky]].
** When Kratos' shield is destroyed [[spoiler:in his duel with Lloyd]] he begins using part of [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri's]] moveset.
*** His Mystic Arte while fighting like this bears a striking resemblance to [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Guy Cecil's]] second Mystic Arte.
** Lloyd eventually dual wields a pair of blades called [[VideoGame/AdventureQuest nightslayers]].
** Hollow Ichigo [[spoiler:getting in the group's way as they make great haste to Derris Kharlan]] bears a striking resemblance to when [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Zagi pulls the same stunt when the group is trying to reach Duke at the end of the game]].
** Orihime isn't the only person to see [[spoiler:[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows two of her friends making out]]]] as her worst nightmare.
** Lloyd would never [[spoiler:go along with Mithos' ideals]]. [[TotalDramaIsland EVER!]]
** Ichigo keeps comparing the pacts forged with monsters in ''Return of the Samurai'' to {{Pokemon}}
** Emil telling himself that he [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion mustn't run away]].
** Chapter 19 of ''Return of the Samurai'' bears a striking resemblance to the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' movie.
** Emil, in his Ratatosk personna, channels Vegeta from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''
--> '''Emil:''' I'm sorry, but at this point all I hear is "Hit me Emil, please kill me. Boy this armor makes me look fat."
** Ichigo quotes [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]]: "Believe not in the you that believes in me or the me that believes in you. Believe in the you that believes in yourself."
** Cyrus' [[OutlawStar caster]].
** Talbumosuke Atrumier's Zanpakuto is a clear shout out to the SoulSeries.
** It seems the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Qunari]] aren't the only people without cookies in their culture.
** In chapter 19 Talbumosuke says to Rukia "Sorry Rukia, [[SuperMarioBros but you're]] [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle captain is in another division]]."
** A DeathGlare from Byakuya is compared to [[AceAttorney Miles Edgeworth]]
** Cyrus seems to have resolved a merc job in a similar fashion as [[Franchise/MassEffect Urdnot Wrex]].
** In ''Blades of Destiny'', after chapter 28, Album Atrum is [[spoiler: [[Manga/DeathNote God of the New World]]]]
** A father and his best friend being betrayed by someone they trusted to the BigBad only for the father to die and the best friend be asked to report the tragedy to his family? [[StarFox sounds familiar]].
** Ichigo channels [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] by shouting "Who the hell do you think I am?" and tells himself [[LampshadeHanging he should stop watching so much anime]].
* ShownTheirWork: In the chapter where Raine talks about the growth of rosemary in ''Return of the Samurai'' it is actually true that the plant is susceptible to frost and grows best in dry climates.
* SirSwearsALot: [[spoiler:Grimmjow]], complete with the use of PrecisionFStrike.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Grimmjow]] to Ichigo’s plan in chapter 21 of ''Return of the Samurai''. Sheena, Lloyd and Ichigo to Album Atrum’s plan in ''Blades of Destiny''.
* SpitTake: Ichigo does this when he sees [[spoiler:Derris Kharlan on its way to Earth]] on the news.
* StalkerWithACrush: Alice to Ichigo
* {{Squee}}: This is the standard reaction to any Colloyd fan in chapter 38 when [[spoiler:they kiss]].
* SwissArmyApendage: [[spoiler: Both of Decus' arms in his Resurreccion in]] ''[[spoiler: Blades of Destiny]]''.
* TakeAThirdOption: Lampshaded that the plot for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is like this and brought up when the SadisticChoice above is mentioned. [[spoiler:It turns out there is such a third option regarding it]].
* TakeThat: Sees a lot of use in-universe. As part of the series' charm the characters often knock each other down a peg or two. Zelos is very often the victim of this, but Lloyd and Ichigo sometimes wind up on the receiving end. A lot of times when Ichigo is the victim it is [[TheComicallySerious Byakuya]] putting him down.
* TakingTheBullet: Despite [[TookALevelInJerkass how he's been acting]] in ''Return of the Samurai'' Colette does this for Lloyd when Ichigo tries to attack him after Lloyd still acts cold when the group rescues Seles.
* TeamMom: May is this as well as CoolBigSis to her subordinates as Captain of Squad 5
* TemptingFate: Seen regularly enough by both the good guys and the bad.
* TheDeterminator: Ichigo gains a title declaring him this.
* TheDitz: Naomi. BIG TIME!
* TheFinalTemptation: Yggdrasil offers one to [[spoiler:Orihime]] after [[spoiler:her [[LotusEaterMachine moment with the DerrisEmblem]]. [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy She doesn’t bite.]]]]
* TheOneGuy: Emil is this to Ratatosk's Rangers
* TheQuietOne: Kiku rarely speaks
* TheStarscream: Album Atrum is this to [[spoiler:Aizen]].
* TheStationsOfTheCanon: ''Unreal Society'' and ''Return of the Samurai'' mostly follow this to the letter, but it is completely averted with ''Blades of Destiny''. WordOfGod says ''Blades of Destiny'' was partially created to have an Xover continuation that averted this trope.
* TheThirtySixStratagems: Kenpachi jokes about number 18 in chapter 29 of ''Unreal Society''
** Talbumosuke Atrumier [[spoiler:Also known as Album Atrum]] has utilized quite a few of these in ''Blades of Destiny''
*** 1 was what he did when he [[spoiler:had Raine taken into custody and had a war form between the Soul Society and Aselia in order to while he slipped out the back door to work with the Crepusculo Palacio Imperial]]
*** 3 is the entire point of [[spoiler:the war between Aselia and the Soul Society]]
*** 5 is when he took advantage of the incident used to create #3
*** 6 is also chained to 5 and 3
*** 9 is also chained to the three stratagems above
*** 14 is what he did with [[spoiler:the Hogyoku and Crepusculo Palacio Imperial]]
*** 20 is once again chained to 3, 5, 6, and 9
*** By this point you should realize he's a master of 35
*** And he's pulled off 36 rather well too
*** Oh gee a lot of these stratagems also seemed to be employed by AIZEN!!! Not surprising considering [[spoiler:Talbumosuke is Aizen's Apprentice]].
* TheWorfEffect: Orihime's omnipotent Soten Kisshun proves time and again ineffective on [[spoiler:rejecting the paratism of]] a Cruxis Crystal or Exsphere. And [[spoiler:reviving Martel]] is impossible for her as well. Each instance is given proper [[JustifiedTrope justification]] though.
* TheWorfBarrage: Presea uses her [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]] on [[spoiler:Ichigo's hollow]] and only succeds in breaking her axe.
* TimeSkip: In between the first and second and second and third installments.
* TitleDrop: The third installment's 32nd chapter is called ''Shatter Fate with the'' '''''Blade of Destiny'''''
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Decus and Alice become Arrancar in]] ''[[spoiler:Blades of Destiny]]''.
* TookALevelInBadass: The ''Symphonia'' cast have a mandatory need of this since they are considerably weaker than the Bleach cast. Orihime when she [[spoiler: obtains a Cruxis Crystal]]. Emil takes this trope UpToEleven in chapter 29 of the first sequel.
** Orihime's badassery goes UpToEleven in chapter 8 of ''Blades of Destiny'' when she [[spoiler:decides to rescind Mayuri's right to live]].
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler:Pesche and Dondochakka]].
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: The army Lloyd and friends build up to [[spoiler:fight the Soul Reapers to prevent them from committing genocide on Aselia]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Kiku has this towards Sheena.
* UnknownRival: Decus is this to Ichigo. Given [[LoveTriangle his reasoning]] and the [[CantCatchUp difference in power]] the use of this trope is to be expected.
* UnreliableNarrator: When [[spoiler:Pesche]] starts to tell the story of how [[spoiler:he wound up in Alice's basement]] there is a clear difference between [[spoiler:his]] narration and what is actually happening.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 34 of ''Unreal Society''. There's a reason it's called [[MeaningfulName Two and a Half Plot Twist Night]].
** Byakuya [[spoiler:kissing Raine]] despite having just [[spoiler:told her he wasn't sure how he felt about her]].
** [[spoiler:Aizen's]] appearance at the end of chapter 41 of ''Unreal Society'' considering [[spoiler:he is supposed to be serving a sentence of 20 thousand years underground]].
** [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuysWin Album Atrum is victorious]]? [[AlternateUniverse And the world]] [[ForWantOfANail has been changed]]? More importantly: [[BigBad Aizen]] is the soutaicho??!]]
** Chapter 36 of ''Blades of Destiny''. [[spoiler:[[AnyoneCanDie people start dying]]]].
*** Chapter 37 is no slouch either. [[spoiler:16 people die. The most [[TearJerker gutwrenching of which]] is Kiku's death at Pronyma's hands]].
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:I am Orihime Inoue. [[FaceHeelTurn I am one of Cruxis' Five Seraphim and a member of the Cruix High Order]]]].
** This from Chapter 32 of ''Unreal Society''
--> '''Storyteller:''' Soul Reaper?
--> '''Rangiku:''' Whoops! Forget I said anything.
--> '''Storyteller:''' No, don't be. [[spoiler:I've heard the term used before]].
** From Ichigo to [[spoiler: Origin]]: Just how do you know about [[spoiler:the Dangai Precipice World]]. And later from [[spoiler:Origin]] at the beginning of the very next chapter claiming that [[spoiler:He's met Yamamoto]].
** Both in-universe and out. Lloyd, after everyone from the Bleach cast has left Aselia, saying [[spoiler:"They're gone"]].
* WhatTheHellHero: In ''Return of the Samurai'' Ichigo calls [[spoiler:both Kratos and]] Lloyd on their recent actions. Later, Emil is called on this for nearly killing Magnar.
* WhenSheSmiles: [[PerpetualFrowner Kiku]].
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]: Pronyma can be this depending on how you view her given the backstory she has in this fic.
* WrongGenreSavvy: At the beginning of chapter 9 in ''Return of the Samurai'' Emil gives Marta some anti-motion sickness medicine that has the side-effects of [[AllWomenAreLustful over-excited hormones]] or [[HairTriggerTemper sudden fits of rage]]. Emil is more worried about the latter when, considering how [[ClingyJealousGirl Marta acts]] should be worried more [[CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest about the former]]
* WorthyOpponent[=/=]TheRival: [[spoiler:Grimmjow becomes this to Ichigo]].
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Album Atrum [[spoiler:real name Talbumosuke Atrumier]] is able to go along with his plan without a hitch due to the trickery he pulls along the way. The good guys are only able to make a move against him when things are down to the wire.
* YourHeadAsplode: Album Atrum does this to [[spoiler:Aizen]].
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