->''"The Oracle has seen the twelve united. War is coming to the Nations. We must prepare for battle."''

Zodiac is an ongoing epic EXO [[AlternateUniverseFic AU fic,]] containing [[IncrediblyLamePun elements]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ASongOfIceAndFire. The plot is: the Fire Nation has declared war on the other nations, and a group of twelve Shifters (and a dragon!) must find a way to stop them. They don't realise that they are [[TheChosenOne the Twelve]] from an ancient prophecy.

It is co-written by [[http://black_goose.livejournal.com black_goose]] and [[http://umberela.livejournal.com umberela]], and can be found [[http://inkin-brushes.livejournal.com/55215.html here,]] although you'll need to go through the [[http://inkin-brushes.livejournal.com/tag/au%3A%20zodiac Zodiac tag]] to read the rest of the chapters. There is also a Kai/Kyungsoo side-story written by [[http://umberela.livejournal.com umberela]], the first part of which can be found [[http://pencil-tips.livejournal.com/22191.html here.]]

!!Zodiac contains examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: There is an [[http://inkin-brushes.livejournal.com/59979.html FAQ]] which gives some details not in the fic, and both authors answer most questions people throw at them via tumblr or ask-fm. Generally of the buttsex variety.
* AlternateUniverseFic: The twelve members have superpowers similar to those in their debut MV, Mama. The fic is set in a vaguely [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Last Airbender-ish]] universe, but it's not quite a crossover.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Kris loses half of his right arm during battle.]]
* AssassinOutclassin: An attempt to assassinate the four Head Shifters fails. Xiumin boils one of the would-be assassins alive (see CruelAndUnusualDeath below), Chen fries another with lightning and Kai kills the last with his [[spoiler: shadow ability.]] [[spoiler: Then subverted as one of them actually managed to stab Kyungsoo in the stomach, although Yixing manages to heal him.]]
* BadassCrew: The Twelve. Each of them is extremely powerful.
* BadassGay: Most, if not all, of the Twelve.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Deconstructed with Kai. His ability is seen as evil, and while Kai definitely isn't evil, he himself believes that his power is tainted and the side-story explores this somewhat.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: On one hand, we have the Fire Nation, who want to take over the other three nations. They destroy their own towns, killing their own people in order to brainwash the most powerful shifter into a misguided RoaringRampageOfRevenge. On the other hand, we have the Air Nation, a bunch of class-obsessed purists who have no qualms about ordering the death of a Head Shifter at the hands of his fellow Head Shifters.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Invoked in one of Luhan's visions, with Kai. Although the most likely reason is that Kai had gotten a bad case of the [[PsychicNosebleed Bleeds.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Chanyeol. [[spoiler: The Fire Nation convinced him that the Air Nation killed his family and that Baekhyun betrayed him, in order to get him to fight on their side. Although it's really MoreThanMindControl seeing as nothing magical is involved]]
* [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Brooding Boy, Gentle Boy]]: Kai and Kyungsoo. Also Sehun and Luhan.
* CastHerd: A mild example. Suho, Xiumin and Yixing are from the Water Nation, Chanyeol, Baekhyun and Chen from the Fire Nation, Kris, Tao and Sehun from the Air Nation, Kyungsoo from the Earth Nation. Also Luhan and Kai, from the Air Nation but with special mutated shifting abilities.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Chanyeol and Baekhyun
* TheChosenOne: The Twelve, a long-foretold group of super-powerful shifters who will save the world. Naturally, they don't realise that they are the twelve in the prophecy.
** Luhan, the Oracle.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: The authors just ''love'' ending a chapter on these.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chanyeol, by WordOfGod, pre-story.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Baekhyun.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Xiumin boils an assassin alive by superheating the water in his body.
* CryIntoChest: Chanyeol sobs into Baekhyun's shoulder when he sees firsthand the destruction that the Fire Nation caused to his hometown.
* DarkIsNotEvil: See BadPowersGoodPeople above.
* DeadpanSnarker: Kris and Chen, although all the characters have their moments.
* DifferentlyPoweredIndividual: People with superpowers are called 'Shifters.'
* TheEmpath: Luhan's powers as an Oracle include being able to see people's emotions in their auras.
* FearIsTheAppropriateResponse: When they are discovered by Air Nation guards:
-->'''Kris:''' Now what?
-->'''Kyungsoo:''' We panic?
--> '''Suho:'''[[DeadpanSnarker Yes, thank you for that.]]
* FloatingContinent: The Air Nation
* {{Foil}}: Luhan to Kai. Luhan's powers are seen as blessed and good whereas Kai's are seen as demonic and evil. Luhan dresses in white, Kai dresses in black. [[spoiler: Luhan's powers deal with time and Kai's deal with space.]] Doesn't stop them from being best friends, though.
* [[spoiler: ForeseeingMyDeath: Luhan, except not really - he ends up surviving. Discussed in-universe.]]
* GenreSavvy: Sehun, who realises that if the Air Nation reject Kai, he might go over to the Fire Nation, which is very bad considering that he is extremely powerful and also has a dragon.
* HeroicBSOD: Baekhyun when he hears that the Air Nation wants Chanyeol dead.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Tao.
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Xiumin has a crush on Suho. Suho is completely oblivious.
* InSeriesNickname: There are several: Chanyeol is called the Phoenix, Luhan is the Oracle and Kai is the Shadow Walker.
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: In the prologue, Chanyeol wakes up because it is too quiet.
* [[spoiler:JailBait: Tao is only sixteen.]]
* TheLeader: Suho is a type II.
* MagicEnhancement: Possibly happened with Yixing, who was suddenly able to heal things he wasn't previously able to, [[spoiler: after healing Luhan, who had just gone through some kind of as-yet unexplained magical explosion.]]
* TheMedic: Yixing, by virtue of his healing power.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Chanyeol, after he realises that the others are telling the truth and he sees the burns he inflicted on Baekhyun.
* OnlySaneMan: Kris, according to himself.
-->'''Suho:''' That’s Kris, he’s, uh—
-->'''Kris:''' The only person here with two brain cells that occasionally collide.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Kai's dragon, dubbed Troublemaker by fans.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Air Nation people
-->One of his generals glared at him. “We should not turn away from a battle,” he said.
* PsychicNosebleed: Shifters who push themselves too hard end up with the Bleeds because their bodies are cracking under the effort of sustaining all the energy. Blood doesn't just come from the nose, it comes from the ears, eyes and [[BloodFromTheMouth mouth.]] [[DeadlyNosebleed Go too far and your lungs will drown in blood, or you'll hemorrhage and die.]]
* PyroManiac: Chanyeol, when he was brainwashed.
* [[spoiler: TheQuest: Originally, eleven of the twelve set out to find the twelfth BrainwashedAndCrazy member and try to bring him onto their side. Once they did...well, currently the chracters are kind of sidetracked.]]
* RecruitmentByRescue: Chen, to the Air Nation's side.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Kyungsoo, after the Air Nation Elders order him to [[spoiler: assassinate Chanyeol.]] Although he is a pretty mild, laid-back character, he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stands up to the Elders, takes back the Earth Nation's offer of assistance and storms out.]] He is then joined by the equally furious Suho and Tao.
* StockSuperpowers:
** MakingASplash: Suho, the Head Water Shifter.
** AnIcePerson: Xiumin. Basically he can turn water (even water in human bodies) into ice. [[spoiler: Or steam.]]
** HealingHands: Yixing.
** DishingOutDirt: Kyungsoo, the Head Earth Shifter (of a sort, it's actually just a title for the Crown Prince/Princess rather than the most powerful Shifter).
** BlowYouAway: Tao, the Head Air Shifter. Possibly also Kris.
** {{Flight}}: Kris. It is unexplained, so it might come from the ability to manipulate air currents (see above).
** PoisonousPerson, BlowYouAway: Sehun. His power is that he can draw out all the toxins in the air and concentrate them in one giant poisonous cloud.
** PsychicPowers: Luhan, [[{{Seers}} the Oracle.]] He can see the future and also has AuraVision. Sometimes his visions of the future manifest in [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dreams]]. More intense visions can cause him to [[FaintingSeer black out.]]
** TeleportersAndTransporters, [[spoiler: CastingAShadow]]: Kai, the Shadow Walker.
** PlayingWithFire: Chanyeol, the Head Fire Shifter.
** LightEmUp: Baekhyun.
** ShockAndAwe: Chen, the Head Lightning Shifter (a district of the Fire Nation)
* SwitchingPOV
* SurvivorGuilt: Chen, the last Lightning Shifter.
* [[spoiler: ToBeLawfulOrGood: The three Head Shifters on the Air Nation's side (Suho, Kyungsoo and Tao) are ordered to assassinate Chanyeol, the fourth Head Shifter. They refuse because he's not evil, just brainwashed. Also because Baekhyun loves him.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The Head Shifters' reaction to being ordered to assassinate Chanyeol.
-->'''Tao:''' I do not understand when it became permissible to order the Head Shifters of a nation around, and I do not know when it became permissible to ''order the killing of a Head Shifter'' at the hands of ''other Head Shifters,'' but I will not be part of it.
* TookALevelInBadass: Luhan, the most unthreatening member of the Twelve, smashes a statue on the head of a mook who was reaching for him. Then follows it up with a BondOneLiner:
-->'''Luhan:''' What? No one touches the Oracle.
* TheUnchosenOne: Kai, the Shadow Walker. He was born with a mutation in his shifting ability that gave him the power to teleport and also [[spoiler: the power to manipulate shadows.]]. Due to the Air Nation's extreme mistrust of Shadow Walkers, believing that they were evil incarnate, he was branded and kicked out of the nation.
* UnstoppableRage: Chanyeol.