->Wait a sec… the Old Guy summoned a toad. That must mean he was one of the awesome ninja that Iruka talked about a few months ago, the ones that could summon animals. And if Old Guy could summon toads, then he was…

->Like the Fourth. All the pictures of the Fourth's final battle were of him on the back of a huge toad.

->Naruto grinned. Now he knew the secret to summoning toads too! He was another step closer to being awesome like the Fourth.

->No time like the present. Naruto focused his chakra as hard as he could, bringing an aura of blue light up around his body. He was going to get this right!

->Bite thumb. Five handseals, and…

->Naruto Uzumaki vanished in a puff of smoke.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7183151/1/Vulpine Another fic]] from [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2996114/Saphroneth the author of]] ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast''.

Author's Summary: Not entirely serious story. So, performing a summoning technique without a contract lands you with your most appropriate summon? Naruto sees someone summoning while still in the academy, and gives it a go.

As with Third Fang's YetAgain (with a little extra help), that ability to not take itself entirely seriously is what helps this fic rock as hard as it does. In it, Naruto witnesses Jiraiya summoning a toad at a young age, and copies the hand signs hoping to summon toads like his hero the Fourth.

Instead, he ends up in the summons land of the foxes, and slightly [[CrazyAwesome cracky awesomeness]] [[HilarityEnsues ensues]].

As with Ashes Of The Past, Saphroneth takes bit of {{Fanon}} and {{Canon}} and weaves together a fun romp with a powerful Team 7 and a world that suits them.

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!!Vulpine provides examples of the following tropes:
* TheAce: All of Team Seven have shades of this at the beginning, and as the story goes on they all progress to full [[TheAce Ace]] status.
** Even in the world of 'Vulpine', Minato and Itachi are still considered leagues above everyone else. Minato achieved Nirvana as a teenager using Seals, and even half dead and blind Itachi is considered a Paragon of ninja skill.
* AlliterativeName: The Kyuubi's name: [[spoiler:Millicent Mehabitel Mudd]].
* {{Anticlimax}}: Most of the climatic fights in the manga end up this way in the fic, mainly due to Team Seven being so overpowered. The earliest example would be the Chunin exam preliminaries, with each match ending due to a ridiculous CurbStompBattle or the opponent forfeiting.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: How Mille uses the Biju Ball
** Naruto at age 11.
* BeyondTheImpossible: Team 8 walks into Team 7's usual training grounds during the Wave Mission. It is so full of traps that Hinata's Byakugan cannot find a safe exit- not even the way they entered.
* BladeOnAStick: Used by Sakura and her otter summons.
* BulletTime: Or in this case, Shuriken Time. Both Naruto and Sasuke agree that the concept is pretty cool.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Lee gets drunk off of the fumes from what amounts to everclear sake. Though, to be fair, everclear is so potent that it comes with a warning not to hold it near a flame.
** Tazuna, who is described in his opening scene as two-and-a-half out of three sheets to the wind.
* {{Curb Stomp Battle}}: Pretty much any fight involving Team 7.
* {{Cuteness Proximity}}/{{Cuteness Overload}}: Made possible so far by one of Naruto's summons, a tiny fox named {{Moe}}. So far, no woman that has seen its eyes has not lost her head from the cute.
* DeathFromAbove: The power of one of Naruto's fox summons, which he uses against Mizuki. [[LampshadeHanging He even uses 'death from above' as its summoning invocation.]]
** Sasuke can do this by riding one of his hawks and raining down jutsus on the enemy.
** Gaara gets in on the action too. His special take on it is summoning [[NoKillLikeOverkill ''Shukaku'']] to land on the hapless enemy.
* DemonicPossession: The Uchiha [[CycleOfRevenge Curse of Hatred]] is implied to be [[spoiler: the mind of the Jubi inherited by every descendant of the Sage's elder son.]]
* EldritchAbomination: The Jubi.
** The Zero-Tailed Leech counts as well, especially when it is revealed that it is [[spoiler: the Jubi's brain.]]
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasStandards: [[MadBomber Deidara]] was under the impression that the [[BadassCrew Akatsuki]] were making up their plan to use the [[EldritchAbomination Bijuu]] to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the world]] as they went along, which he [[XanatosSpeedChess could]] [[IndyPloy have]] [[JustifiedTrope respected]]. Upon finding out that there actually ''was'' a plan, and that it involved '''''[[LotusEaterMachine moon-generated worldwide-hypnosis]]''''', of all things, he decided to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere defect]] to Konoha. That's right, The Moon's Eye Plan was too crazy for ''[[MadBomber Dei]][[BloodKnight da]][[AxeCrazy ra]]''.]]
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: Naruto is surprised to learn that the Kyuubi is, in fact, female. Though he gets over it pretty quickly.
* FlatWhat: Sasuke, after Kakashi explains the Land of Snow mission to the team.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In chapter one, Lani comments on the fact that the kanji for Naruto's name means 'Maelstrom'. Much later on, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Maelstrom is actually Naruto's [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name.]]]]
* {{Handwave}}: Happens to a ''lot'' when the story encounters some of the more crazy/implausible things that happen in canon. One of the best examples happens during Sakura's showdown with Sasori.
--> Sakura: "How the hell does that even work? Controlling hidden mechanisms is one thing, but I know from Gaara that sand manipulation like that is an entirely mental art!"
--> Sasori: ''(Shrugging)'' "It works, so I don't question it."
* HavingABlast: In addition to [[MadBomber Deidara]] this is appearently the second rule of the Crow summons.
** [[BlowYouAway Aya]], at least when he combos with Sasuke.
-->"Ye-ep! Great big boom!"
* HeelFaceTurn: During the Exam Invasion, the Sand ninja are ''very'' quick to provide support to Konoha after getting a taste of the power Team Seven has at their disposal.
** Gaara does a mini-one earlier, going from his usual homicidal self to... well, less so, once he gets his Tanuki summons. It's implied that he has friends/pets now, making him less violent... which interestingly is part of what helped prompt him to become that way in canon as well.
* HeroicSacrifice: Elder Chiyo. While the many ways which she could have avoided this are lampshaded, she still insists on doing so anyway.
--> Chiyo: "Shut up shut up shut up! I want a noble sacrifice, and I am getting one!"
* HurricaneOfPuns: In the Land of Snow.
--> Naruto: "Hey, that was really cold, Sakura…"
--> Sakura: "Oh, cool off. Besides, if I hadn't I'd have been adrift and on ice, all at sea."
--> Sasuke: "Those puns might have broken the ice, but they're not much good otherwise..."
--> Kakashi: [[LampshadeHanging *Groans*]]
* IKnowYourTrueName: The most powerful individuals get the ability to discover theirs, which appear at the end of their soul aria, a verse about the truth of their soul. The list of people who have true names are:
** Mandias - ''Ozymandias''
** Sakura - [[spoiler:''Sakura'']]
** Naruto - [[spoiler:''Maelstrom'']]
** [[spoiler:Minato - ''Arashi'' (Storm)]]
* InitiationCeremony: Keeping track of the hyperactive blond child with no inside voice and dressed in [[HighlyVisibleNinja bright colors]] for a large fraction of the day is an unofficial one for the ANBU.
-->He still gets away.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Gaara, at least going by his *ahem* ''treatment'' [[MySisterIsOffLimits of Temari's (former) boyfriend.]]
* LaymansTerms: Done by Kuda when he answers Naruto's question of whether he can conceal himself. At first he launches into a long spiel explaining that he can due to being a Kudagitsune, but then realizes that this is [[IdiotHero Naruto]] he's talking to, and just answers with a 'yes.'
** There's also Tenten's oxygen pills.
--> Naruto: How do these (the pills) work anyway?
--> Sakura: They're dehydrated air.
--> Naruto: Oh, okay.
* {{Lighter and Softer}}/{{Played for Laughs}}: Practically the entire fic.
** More so on the deaths.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Sakura, though in her case her different personalities represent the different powers she has at her disposal. Eventually she gets the ability to switch between them on the fly and even clone them.
* MakingASplash: Sakura's otter summons, as well as Okhi, a fox summon.
* MasterOfIllusion: Kori, one of Naruto's fox summons.
* MessianicArchetype: Naruto might, might, ''might'' be able to achieve this. Notably, both him and the rest of Team Seven are very annoyed by this idea.
--> Sasuke: "Naruto, if you turn out to be the messiah… I will be very annoyed."
--> Naruto: "So will I! Part of the job description is generally martyrdom."
** Actually {{Lampshaded}} twice:
--> '''Itachi''': "We actually have that concept? I recognize it but it thought it was foreign."
* MindRape: Naruto accidentally inflicts this on [[ButtMonkey Neji]] during the Chunin exams, after having one of his summons swallow him whole and pull him underground while he had the byakugan active.
** Later, Gaara does this to him too after he gets caught in the [[DeathFromAbove range of one of Shukaku's attacks.]] [[ButtMonkey Poor guy...]]
* MundaneUtility:
-->Random farmer: "The demon is escaping! Run for your lives!"
-->Kakashi: "Actually, it looks rather more like the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Jinchuuriki]] is using a slightly ludicrous amount of power to plow your field."
* MythologyGag: Kisame [[spoiler: is tricked using Tsukuyomi into thinking that the events in the battle of the Inn that happened in canon (Sasuke's arm getting broken, Jiriya coming to the rescue) is what actually happened.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: In addition to Canon each member of Team Seven gets one.
** The Konoha Jonin told their teams to stay away from them during the Chuunin Exams.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: With Team 7 being the most obvious example. This is even lampshaded with Naruto.
-->[[LampshadeHanging "...You're a sensor now?"]]
* OhCrap: The reactions of everyone when Sakura reveals that [[spoiler: Tobi is another way of saying Jubi.]]
* RedBaron: After the Timeskip, excluding Kakashi (who already has his as the Copy Nin), all of Team 7, collectively and individually, have one:
** Sakura: [[ShapedLikeItself Sakura]]
** Naruto: Fuuma (Demon Wind)
** Sasuke: Thunderhawk
** Sai: Blackbird
** Collectively, the four are known as Konoha's Four Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, in the above order).
* RuleOfCool: Naruto is a firm believer of this.
--> Sasuke: ''(Regarding one of Naruto's techniques)'' "You could have done that a lot quicker."
--> Naruto: "Yeah, but this way looks better."
* {{Running Gag}}: Kakashi getting knocked out by his Sharingan Powers.
** Related to the above, a second running gag: Sasuke being the cause for Kakashi knocking himself out.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Zabuza and Haku get out of Wave pretty quickly after sensing all the Youkai chakra emitted by Naruto.
* ShoutOut: Many.
** Almost all the various summons are some kind of shout out:
*** Foxes include characters from or based on Webcomic/OzyAndMillie, Anime/DigimonSavers and {{Manga/Bleach}}, as well as one named [[YukiKajiura Kajiura]]
*** The Hawks include Tobias from {{Animorphs}}
*** Otters include representatives from [[PlayfulOtter Ring of Bright Water]], {{Redwall}}, ThePenguinsOfMadagascar, JakAndDaxter and Tarka The Otter.
*** The only named Tanuki is [[MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]]
*** The Mongoose are entirely from the Literature/BelisariusSeries.
*** And the Crows are based on the Saica Faction, both the historical one and the VideoGame/SengokuBasara one.
*** In the grand finale of chapter 6, [[spoiler: Sakura and her "Soul Aria" completely rip off [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Unlimited Blade Works]]. And then she kills [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Orochimaru]]!]]
*** At one point, Naruto asks the team if they've [[KingdomHearts got it memorized.]]
*** [[TheMatrix Shuriken Time]]
* StuffBlowingUp: Team Seven do this with alarming frequency, both in battle and during training. You know it's bad when ''blowing up the village'' is a viable training hazard.
* SummonMagic: The entire fic revolves around Team Seven getting access to Summons ridiculously early and using them to kick ass. For the record, Naruto summons foxes, Sakura summons otters and Sasuke summons hawks.
** Later on, [[spoiler:Anko]] gets to summon mongooses, while [[spoiler:Gaara]] summons tanukis.
** Heck, [[spoiler: even ''Sai'' gets in on the fun whn he inheirits Itachi's Crow Summons.]]
* SuperSpeed: Ichimaru's ability. Though he bemoans the fact that it often gets him saddled with courier missions.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Reverse summons. Due to being so useful, they're abused mercilessly throughout the story.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted with a vengeance thanks to Niyi the Ninja Therapist. Shizune even lampshades that her abilities might be a bigger breakthrough in medicine than the mechanics of Naruto's healing factor.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Team Seven are the patron saints of this trope.
* {{Voluntary Shapeshifting}}: Naruto
* WeaponOfChoice: Sasuke's Raijin.
--> Sasuke: "Yeeesss… you will be my sword and that is a good thing, because Raijin is a good sword…"
* WorldOfBadass: Everyone above Genin displays varying amounts of awesome, the Jounin all pull off quasi-impossible feats like it's going out of style, and the S-Class and Kage ninja are all able to ''utterly destroy'' anything that gets in their way, save other S-Class/Kage's but including whole villages.
** This story could be summed up as: All of the characters in the Naruto world at their best, all the time, with all of their already impressive abilities taken [[UpToEleven to their logical extreme]].

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