A ''LyricalNanoha'' fanfic-in-progress written by [[Tropers/{{Moczo}} Andy Moczo]] (author of the pure crack that is ''FanFic/UninvitedGuests'') taking a shot at writing an action story. Set between the second and third seasons of the ''Nanoha'' anime, ''Infinity'' is a story that, in the author's own words, [[AlternateUniverseFic 'plays fast and loose with canon']] by inserting an entire new major case into a time when canonically nothing happened, yet still makes a fair effort to remain OriginalFlavor.

Six months after the Book of Darkness incident, Nanoha, Fate, and [[AscendedExtra of course]] [[DemotedToExtra Arf]] are sent to stop some pirates from stealing from an archeological site. While everything seems immediately to go well and the criminals and stolen artifacts are quickly handed off for transport, it doesn't take too horribly long for the transport ship to be hacked by a new foe who obtains the stolen orbs for their own designs.

One week later during a planned picnic with Nanoha and her friends, even Suzuka and Arisa, Fate meets a... let's call her '''strange''' girl by the name of Tsukuyomi who is looking for her brother. Besides the oddity in her mannerisms she's noticeable for wearing a formal kimono in a park and having [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] (though Fate admits having a purple-haired friend muddies the waters a bit in what a 'normal' hair colour is). After some awkwardness and more weirdness on Tsukuyomi's part her older, but no less odd, brother, Susanoo, finds her. After asking Nanoha to translate where they're supposed to be going, they take off into the air, flying at high speed for Tokyo. The girls quickly decide that they MIGHT have to reschedule their picnic and take off after the unknowns.

What follows is a story that manages to pull off being both hilarious and yet suitably dramatic, with equal parts action and humor (ocassionaly drawn from CharacterExaggeration born from [[MemeticMutation memes]] and [[MythologyGag series in-jokes]])) and makes them ''work''. Even better, it features all the main characters from the first two seasons prominently, and gives them all chances to shine quite brilliantly; even a character or two from the third season get a cameo appearance. Can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5144486/1/Infinity here]].

Not to be confused with the tabletop wargame ''[[TabletopGame/{{Infinity}} Infinity]]'' or ''InfinityTheQuestForEarth''.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Tsukuyomi has no problems solving impossible theorems, conjectures and postulates of math thanks to advanced technology downloaded into her, and afterwards she simply says that she hoped she passed. She can also whip up a mean feast. But her best talent is probably being a painter. Probably, because beautiful paintings appear out of nowhere in her presence, [[MindScrew but nobody remembers her painting them, not even her.]]
* AccidentalMisnaming: As a RunningGag, Susanoo will ''never'' get Nanoha's name right. He seems to have the general ''sound'' of it down, but tends to usually end up with something like 'Nanako', even when others directly point out to him he's got her name wrong.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Enlil]] gets a wee bit carried away in Chapter 26:
--> '''I'm not a god. I AM WHAT A GOD PRAYS TO.'''
-->'''I. Am. I...I...[[LampshadeHanging may have let the sensation go to my head for a moment there.]]'''
* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler: Chapter 31 reveals that the Yggdrasil supercomputer that stored Enlil's memories prior to her takeover of Alicia's body [[NotHerself basically altered Enlil's personality and memories, dampening her conscience and amplifying her paranoia, aggression, and anger]] so that she would do [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope whatever]] [[MotiveDecay it]] [[LeaveNoSurvivors took]] to re-establish the Empire. Yggdrasil's stated reason for doing this is that it must preserve the Empire at any cost.]]
* AmusingInjuries: It's become a RunningGag for Tsukuyomi to [[BeQuietNudge 'elegantly and discreetly' injure her brother in order to cut him off when he starts doing something particularly stupid.]]
** UpToEleven when she 'Elegantly and Discreetly' ''punches him in the back of the knee.''
* AnAxeToGrind: Fate's Bardiche and Susanoo's Raijin
* {{Angrish}}: Chrono is rendered incoherent by Lindy's constant MagnificentBastard schemes and keeping him in the dark.
--> "I... you... I... we... you... oh, you know what? I don't even care anymore. Everyone just get ready to teleport."
* AntiVillain: In the grand tradition of Nanoha, every antagonist is one. Some more than others. [[spoiler: Except for the last three guardian gods... at least for now.]]
** AffablyEvil
* AnythingThatMoves: Amaterasu has thus far displayed varying levels of attraction to Arf, Signum, Chrono, Nanoha, Fate Yuuno, and... er... both of her own siblings.
* ApologeticAttacker: Besides the Heroine's legendary predilection for this, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo and Amaterasu all dip into this at times. It's made clear from the get-go that they have absolutely nothing against the heroes, and in some cases outright respect and like them, but circumstances force them to fight.
* BackToBackBadasses: Fate and Susanoo during a brief EnemyMine scenario in chapter 8.
* BadassBoast: Chapter 31, Amaterasu to [[spoiler:Yggdrasil.]]
--> '''Amaterasu:''' [[spoiler:"You ask me to do my ''worst''? You delusional pocket calculator, '''''you have never seen my worst'''''."]]
* BadassNormal: [[spoiler: '''Shirou'''. Sure, Amaterasu should have already been dead several times over by the time he got to her, and there is no way he could repeat it in a proper fight, but he still managed [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu to knock her out]]. Which is one up on pretty much everyone else.]]
* BadLiar: Tsukuyomi. She's capable of ''[[CombatPragmatist fighting]]'' [[CombatPragmatist deceptively]], but her CloudCuckooLander tendencies mean the more time she has to think, the less likely she is to come up with a convincing lie.
* BerserkButton: Amaterasu finds [[NiceHat Vita's]] by [[OhCrap immolation]].
--->''After narrowly avoiding getting Gigant-Hammered...''
--->'''Amaterasu:''' In the name of every god there ever was, ''the hat will grow back!''
--->'''Vita:''' ''It's the principle of the thing!''
** [[spoiler: When Nanoha reminds Precia that she's wholly responsible for Alicia's condition, the only thing she ever truly cared about, Precia flips out in grand style. And she did that on purpose, by the way.]]
** In Chapter 23, Amaterasu suggests to Signum that she should abandon Hayate, as her attachment and devotion to her mistress seems to be making Signum weak. A few seconds later, Amaterasu is staring up at the sky from her position on her back, coughing up soot, and says, "Wow. I ''did'' hit a nerve." Of course, [[BloodKnight that was exactly the reaction she had been hoping for.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Shamal scares the bejeesus out of Nanoha and Fate in Chapter 20 for not taking it easy after the battle.
** And Lindy. Sweet mother of god, Lindy. [[spoiler: ''Especially'' in chapter 25, when her MamaBear tendencies hit the stage.]]
** Susanoo seems like a goofball most of the time, but if his family is in danger....
* BigBrotherInstinct: Susanoo's is pronounced, Chrono's is more low-key.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Hayate and the Wolkenritter at the end of Chapter 14.]]
** [[spoiler: Taurus Bentz and his containment/support team in the middle of Chapter 26.]]
** [[spoiler: Chrono and the whole team in chapter 36. [[{{Deconstruction}} However,]] see UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom below.]]
* BloodKnight: Amaterasu. However, she seems to have different ''kinds'' of BloodKnight personalities, varying between a [[DissonantSerenity cold, serious murder machine]] and openly admitting she's finding the battle a [[DepravedBisexual turn-on]]. Which she uses seems to depend on some combination of how angry she is... and how ''sexually attracted she is to her opponent''. Yikes.
** As of Chapter 25, it seems her switching her Barrier Jacket into its [[LimitBreak Final Drive Mode]] is an indicator of when she's switched over.
* BoisterousBruiser: [[RunningGag How could this page not exist for so long with Susanoo in it....]]
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: [[spoiler:Susanoo's [[LimitBreak Final Drive.]]]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: In a very, very, subtle way; Enlil herself. [[AIIsACrapshoot Yggdrasil]] tweaked the brain-tape uploaded into Alicia Testarossa's corpse ''just'' enough for her to willingly launch a first strike with a weapon the worst [[TheCaligula lunatics]] ever to hold power in the Infinite Empire's history would only use out of desperation.]]
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Amy feared this would happen:
--> '''Amy:''' Going to make the food processors shoot bees? Force the engines spin us in circles until we all get so dizzy we throw up? Make the food processors shoot bees that cause nausea?
* BreakingSpeech: Fate makes an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] one toward [[spoiler:Precia]] when she try to intercept her. [[spoiler:[[TropesAreTools In a way,]] [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she still her daughter,]] after all.]]
--> "You have to stop this, [[spoiler:mother]]. Only you can. Because if you don't, then you are allowing billions of people to die. And at the end of it,the only thing you'll be getting for your troubles ''[[spoiler:[[AllForNothing is another me.]]]]''"
** Subverted for now, since the speech seems to only makes her ''angrier''.
* BreatherEpisode: Generally speaking, each major battle that takes place will be followed by a few chapters of exposition, character interaction, and occasional fluff.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Susanoo, Tsukuyomi, and Amaterasu. It's been implied that 'god' is merely a [[RedBaron title or nickname]] they were awarded for several ''centuries'' of combat service, during which they were basically undefeated, and they certainly have the skill to back it up, [[spoiler: even without considering the hints that they are currently operating at considerably less than their full power]]. But... to put it bluntly, you wouldn't know it from their personalities.
** Admiral Lindy as well, as everyone thinks that she made the rank purely due to personality, and she certainly is very flighty. She specifically says this in [[spoiler: chapter 25, while demonstrating to Precia exactly how wrong that is.]]
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: Tsukuyomi finds the idea that Amaterasu was attacked by a war machine on their homeworld and barely escaped with her life so impossible that she concludes Nanoha is lying despite her hostage Alisa being a thought away from agonizing death.]]
* [[spoiler:CerebusSyndrome: Invoked in chapter 36. The series has its dark moments before, but for the first time, there's possibility that the enemies, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom because of situation,]] will be ''irreconcilable''. Thankully subverted... then DoubleSubverted with the appearance of [[SociopathicSoldier War Units]].]] Moczo even states that [[spoiler:chapter 41 will be the last happy-funny chapter]]
* TheChewToy: Everyone really.
* CloudCuckooLander: The three siblings all have their own... quirks.
--> '''Alisa (After hearing the talents of Susanoo's family):''' ... So basically, your family is insane.
--> '''Susanoo''': All the best ones are!
* CombatPragmatist: Averted somewhat by the antagonists, as they tend to mostly mess around. However, if pressed hard enough they ''will'' stoop to shooting someone in the back.
** Taken UpToEleven by Nanoha in chapter 36. [[spoiler:She knows that she had no chance defeating Tsuku in straight-up, honest combat, so what she do? Digging personal information from Ammy to be used in psychological warfare, of course.]]
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Signum, [[TheStoic surprisingly]], is the biggest offender. There are stuff likes "capable of using sword with my left hand, so it's not a problem" when Hayate worries about her condition, and thinking about her sword sheathe when Fate worries (and awed about how non-chalantly she takes her injuries) about her condition.
* CompanionCube
-->...and [[spoiler:Signum]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat had been struck by lightning seventeen times and then slammed into solid rock at just shy of subsonic speed.]]
-->[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction She didn't seem teribly upset by this,]] probably because she still had [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke her sheathe]]]].
* TheComicallySerious: [[spoiler:''Signum'']], mostly. [[spoiler:Chrono]] has his moments, too.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Chrono is perfectly willing to send Arf to dog obedience school.
** Tsukuyomi shall ''not'' be getting you a candy.
** Adm. Lindy is a bad, '''bad''' girl and must go to bed without any dessert at all.
-->''"YouMonster"''!
* CordonBleughChef/ SupremeChef: [[spoiler:''Susanoo'', considering Arisa and Suzuka's reaction to his food. It looks bad, but apparently tastes amazing.]]
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Amaterasu at times seems more interested in dressing up Nanoha than actually fighting her. For bonus points, her proposed costumes so far have all been [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to Manga/CardcaptorSakura.
** She and Hayate are bonding over this, much to Signum's complete horror.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler: The 'Black Cat' cyborgs are essentially people who have had so much of their body and brain replaced by machinery that they no longer have a human mind.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler:What Yggdrasil did to Enlil's mind.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: Yuuno's defenses prove completely impenetrable to anything Tsukuyomi can throw at him (much like as against Vita, in the series), but his offensive abilities are too limited and weak to threaten her, either.
** [[spoiler: Lindy]], as you might have gathered from the fact that she [[spoiler: sealed the Garden of Time in the original anime]], specializes in sealing and energy manipulation, and can do very little with normal combat. [[spoiler: Chapter 25 demonstrates how little this matters when you have a plan and you are very, very, angry at someone.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Discussed by Fate, Suzuka and Arisa:
---> Arisa: We could sell tickets. Combat therapy. Nanoha will smack you around for five minutes, and then all your problems will just solve themselves.
---> Fate: It's not that simple, Arisa. She also asks what you're trying to do, and then she offers to be your friend.
* DemotedToExtra: Discussed for comic effect when Arf and Yuuno are unexpectedly detoured from an on-going battle, but thankfully not used in the fic itself. [[AscendedExtra If they appeared in the first two seasons, they appear here.]]
* DepravedBisexual: How this page has lasted this long without putting Amaterasu here...
* {{Dissimile}}:
---> From Chapter 32: ''Aggressive computing, for the record, was a bit like normal computing, only it wasn't actually like computing at all and was mostly just setting the computer on fire.''
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Precia, and she's not happy about it]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda
*** [[spoiler: Seemingly averted as of Chapter 25. [[BatmanGambit So]], [[OneHitKill so]], [[MamaBear so hard]].]]
*** Amaterasu might be a straighter, and more loyal, example.
* DramaticEllipsis: A good indicator that Chrono is about to blow a fuse.
** Also when [[TheOptimist Nanoha]] realizes [[ThisIsGonnaSuck how much odds are stacked against them.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Signum, of all people, has been saddled with "Kitten". On the bright side, only one person calls her that; unfortunately, it's the [[DepravedBisexual worst]] [[AnythingThatMoves possible]] [[PsychoLesbian person]].
* EmotionlessGirl: Tsukuyomi. Though she's more reserved and [[BunnyEarsLawyer weird]] than actually emotionless.[[spoiler: As proven in her mild freak-outs in Chapter 26 and 27.]]
** {{Dandere}}
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The peculiar manner in which Tsukuyomi and Susanoo act in their first scene immediately clues the viewer in to their individual personalities, and is enough to instantly alert the girls to the fact that they're not from around here. And Amaterasu's is... well, see the entry below for MarshmallowHell.
* ExactWords: Being [[spoiler: artificial life forms bound to follow the commands of their ruler,]] Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susanoo all use this occasionally with a hefty dose of LoopholeAbuse whenever they think they need to. [[spoiler: Tsukuyomi and Susanoo use this in Chapter 33 to go against a direct order to not track down Amaterasu after her fight with Yggdrasil.]]
* {{Expy}}: Tsukuyomi bears more then a passing resemblance to another [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion blue haired girl]]. And [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Who The Hell Do You Think Susanoo Is Like!]] Also, Amaterasu exhibits some similarity to [[MahouSenseiNegima a certain other Tsukuyomi]]...
** In recent chapters, as we delve more into their characters, they also shown traits of the other characters, like [[spoiler:[[FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya Miyu]]]] for Tsukuyomi, and [[spoiler:{{LiveActionTV/Dexter}}]] for Susanoo
* FacialMarkings: The three [[spoiler: god-mages]] all have 'a strange, stylized tattoo looking like three interlocked crescents inside a triangle' on their foreheads.
* FantasticNuke: [[spoiler:The Tears of Al Hazard, a dimensional distortion weapon that can swallow an entire planet. They're called that because they're reason Al Hazard isn't there anymore.]]
* [[spoiler:FightingFingerprint: The main weakness of ''[[LetsYouAndHimFight Lunatique]]'' is that it can't disguise this.]]
* FinaglesLaw: In full effect. Explicitly used in a chapter title: "Anything That Can Go Wrong..."
* FourStarBadass: Taurus Bentz.
* FriendlyEnemy: Susanoo generally seems to consider the battles with the cast more of a game than anything else, and has openly stated he already thinks of at least Fate and Nanoha as friends... while still fighting them. He even, in their first fight, declares Fate to be his apprentice and tries to teach her to be more excited about combat. As well as giving pointers in how to more effectively use her various attacks.
* GagEcho: "...so your whole family is completely insane, then?"
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Signum. Shamal worries that she and Vita are much too used to it.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Of course, all of the good guys continue being as smart as they usually are, but one must also mention the goofy, friendly foe that is Susanoo.
--> [[spoiler:Precia]] had made the mistake many people did: Susanoo was loud, and goofy, and friendly, and would [[HonorBeforeReason put himself at risk to avoid killing people he didn't need to.]] He was nice, and people thought that made him soft. But if he felt something he truly cared about was in danger, if he stopped ''trying'' to be soft, and got really, ''really'' serious...
--> Tsukuyomi had seen what Susanoo was truly capable of when he put his mind to it. [[AffablyEvil She knew that 'nice' wasn't the same as 'good'.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:[[BigBad Enlil]] to Alicia Testarossa]]; WordOfGod confirming "[[spoiler:bodyjacking]]" can be found on Animesuki's Nanoha Fanfiction Forum.
* GuileHero / MagnificentBastard: Lindy, much to Chrono's chagrin.
* HiddenDepths: The three Guardian Units who serve as the primary antagonists are all a lot more layered than is initially obvious.
* HumongousMecha / WaveMotionGun: One designed to provide anti-starship fire, being used as an anti-''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill personnel]]'' weapon.
* HypocriticalHumor/ {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:In chapter 36, when rescuing Nanoha and Fate, Signum and Vita accused Susanoo and Tsukuyomi of dishonorable behavior for fighting a duel against significantly weaker mages and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown going all out,]] which is not terribly different than how they themselves acted during points of A's. What makes this more ironic is that their reasoning is practically the same (to save their loved ones).]]
* ImmortalityBisexuality: Amaterasu...though her siblings seem to be immune, so she might have just been that way from the start.
* [[IsThisWhatAngerFeelsLike Is This What Hatred Feels Like?]]: Yuuno Scrya discovers true hatred for the first time in his young life when confronted with a pirate who broke into an ancient ruin and, upon discovering wondrous artifacts of a culture older than recorded history, attempted to SELL them on the black market. It's only afterwards, with introspection [[PlayedForLaughs and an amusing bout of ranting]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny that this feeling fully crystallizes]].
* LackOfEmpathy: As of Chapter 30, it appears [[spoiler: Enlil]] suffers from this. For instance, [[spoiler: not understanding why Precia is upset that Alicia's brain has been overwritten and is currently serving as Enlil's new body. Or why the other protagonists are upset.]]
* LadyOfWar: Besides the examples in the canon cast, Tsukuyomi when using her device's close-range form and Amaterasu all the time.
** Well, [[DepravedBisexual not]] [[BloodKnight all the time]].
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler: The three siblings at the end of chapter 26: all powered up by being in their home dimension, all ready for [[CurbStompBattle payback]].]]
* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler: ''Lunatique''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It didn't work.]]]]
* LibertyOverProsperity: [[spoiler:Basically Lindy's and by extension the TSAB's as a whole, against the Infinite Empire.]]
* LimitBreak: As in canon, most of the mages and knights have a Final Drive form.
* LoveableSexManiac: Amaterasu is so very much this that Hayate ''directly calls out the trope''.
* MadeOfIron: Chapter 20. Signum. Ye gods.
---> "Hmmmm... [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction multiple lacerations scattered over most of my body; only a few of them were deep enough to reach bone, though. Some rather severe burns, both electrical and fire. My arm was broken in two places and nearly cut off. I was partially impaled, though that one wasn't so bad since the wound was cauterized shut]]. I believe I was mildly concussed when she threw me into the ground. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Laevateinn lost his sheathe]]."

---> Fate's jaw dropped. ''She... she... that should kill someone, shouldn't it? [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat Shouldn't that kill a person?]]'' And yet, the older woman looked, right now, as if she'd taken a nasty spill off a bicycle at worst. She didn't even seem terribly uncomfortable, in sharp contrast to how Fate herself felt.

---> Signum seemed a little puzzled by her expression. "Is something wrong? [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Is this about the sheathe? Because I'm informed Miss Atenza has the parts needed to replace it,]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and the order should be done within the week, so it isn't too great a concern]]."
* MadScientist/ MadArtist: [[spoiler:[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Jail Scaglietti,]] in his cameos, considers himself a bit of both.]]
* MakingASplash: Tsukuyomi.
* MamaBear: Lindy. Sweet mother of God, Lindy.
--->[[spoiler: '''Lindy''':"Fate... did you see her, after your encounter? Did you look at that girl, broken in the dirt after what you did to her? Because I did, I saw my little girl lying half-dead in a hospital bed, and I saw the burns on my son's body from when he tried to save her and you tried to kill him for it. What mother could possibly be neutral after that? ...You tried to kill my children. Did you think I wouldn't take it personally?]]
--->[[spoiler: '''Lindy:''' '''''"Burn."''''']]
* MarshmallowHell: Amaterasu's EstablishingCharacterMoment is shoving Susanoo into this and only letting him out when Tsukuyomi points out that he doesn't seem to be able to breathe.
* MasterOfIllusion: Tsukuyomi. [[Spoiler: And much later, her mentor, Loki.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: Several, to the second season of the anime.
** Vita in Chapter 15. Which is, in fact, a meaningful echo of ''Fate's'' meaningful echo of Nanoha's line in the first season.
** Vita flies into a berserk rage for her first on-screen fight because her opponent destroyed her hat.
** One of the current anti-villains just can't get Nanoha's name right.
** Yuuno ends up defending himself against an opponent who outfought and seriously injured ''Nanoha'', [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask despite splitting his attention between that and trying to crack a barrier which is impeding his team's ability to retreat from the fight]].
** [[spoiler:[[CombatMedic Shamal]] shows why she was the only one who could successfully sucker-punch Nanoha in ''A's''.]]
** [[spoiler:Toward ''StrikerS'']]Amaterasu warns Nanoha about [[HeroicRROD danger of exhausting her magic]] [[HonorBeforeReason just for the sake of making her enemies listen to her.]]
* MeleeATrois: Between [[TheFederation TSAB proper]] and [[TheRemnant Infinity Empire]] [[spoiler:and the cover TSAB operation [[OutsideContextVillain Section]] [[RightHandVersusLeftHand Black]].]]
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Arguably, Tsukuyomi.]]
* NamedWeapons: The current batch of villains continue the series trend of having named Intelligent Devices, with Raijin for Susanoo, Suijin for Tsukuyomi and Kagutsuchi for Ameterasu. [[Spoiler: Followed later by Mjolnir for Thor, Gungnir for Odin, and Hela for Loki.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Seeing that Nanoha was in danger, but not that she was successfully talking her way out of it, Yuuno and Chrono attack Tsukuyomi just when Nanoha was getting through to her. This causes Tsukuyomi to believe that Nanoha was simply lulling her into a false sense of security and thus Tsukuyomi decides to [[LetsGetDangerous fight seriously.]] Nanoha was not happy.
** And now she's [[spoiler: four times more powerful and even more upset, while Nanoha is barely able to keep herself in the air.]] [[SarcasmMode Thanks guys, really.]]
** HistoryRepeats: Chapter 36.
* TheNicknamer: Susanoo
* TheNondescript: [[spoiler:Section Black operatives.]]
* NoodleIncident: A few casual instances, but a particularly plot-centric one in [[spoiler: Arf's assault of a prisoner she and Yuuno were interrogating, and the bureaucratic fallout that ensues.]]
---> [[spoiler:'''Yuuno''': I can't believe you bit him!]]
---> [[spoiler:'''Arf''': He asked me to!]]
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Amaterasu.
** TheGlomp
* NothingCanStopUsNow: Clearly, Enlil has not read the EvilOverlordList.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Amaterasu comes across as a flirtatious goofball most of the time, but if she starts fighting seriously...
** Not to mention Susanoo. The key sentence: [[spoiler:''He just didn't try very hard.'']]
* NotSoStoic: Tsukuyomi is ''very'' bothered with Nanoha's attempts to become friends with her, and finds herself responding despite herself. Her stoic demeanor finally cracks when Nanoha manages to accurately dissect her feelings, and she ''almost'' ready to let Nanoha to leave instead of incapacitating her... then Chrono and Yuuno [[NiceJobBreakingItHero had to screw it all up]]. She's not amused with this.
* OhCrap: Vita has this reaction in Chapter 21; when Signum says that Amaterasu is the most dangerous opponent, Vita says rather dismissively that if Signum hadn't been hurt when she fought Amaterasu, she would never lose one on one. Signum replies that she's not sure about that, actually.
--->'''Vita''': Oh. Damn.
** [[spoiler: Precia]] in chapter 25.
** Everybody except for [[spoiler: Enlil, Susanoo, Tsukuyomi, and Amaterasu]] in Chapter 26.
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: As of Chapter 27, freaking Susanoo. Amaterasu seems to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill always overdo it]], and Tsukuyomi has flipped out and tried to kill Nanoha while she was completely defenseless, even when it accomplished nothing. He's the only one trying to avoid unnecessary deaths or just focus on their mission.[[{{Foreshadowing}} But if you look back on previous chapters, maybe the evidence was always there]]]].
** [[spoiler: Hilariously, Amaterasu in the Takamachi household.]]
** [[spoiler:With Susanoo growing more and more grimly determined, Tsukuyomi starts taking this position.]]
* PantyShot: At one point, poor Vita accidentally provides one for Susanoo. It wouldn't have been a big deal...except he [[TooDumbToLive points it out to her]].
* PersonAsVerb: In-universe, to "pull a Chrono" has come to mean doing something very strenous and fainting afterwards. Chrono is not pleased when he hears of this.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In addition to the usual suspects, [[spoiler: Precia, whom shows that without the illness that plagued her in the series, is strong (and aggressive) enough to defeat ''Hayate'']]. Then [[spoiler: the artificial gods get their long-awaited power up and show us exactly why they were called gods]].
* PlayingWithFire: Signum and Amaterasu.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: At her peak, Amaterasu claims to be this.
* PsychoElectro: [[spoiler: Precia's back. And as the story goes on, Susanoo shows a certain unstable side himself...]]
* PsychoLesbian: Amaterasu seems to have focused her, ahem, [[AnythingThatMoves intentions]] on Signum. During their battle in Chapter 22, she takes the battle seriously, almost decapitating Signum in her first attack; a few moments later, she tells Signum, "I won't rest until you acknowledge my feelings for you and agree to become my personal kitten!" Signum is '''not''' amused.
* ReallyGetsAround: Amaterasu.
--> "I'm just not a one-woman woman. I've lived for a long time, and I've developed very cavalier attitudes towards romantic encounters. So you need to know right now, there will be other women. And men. And occasionally one of each at the same time, or two of one, or several of each in varying combinations, and of course you can be one of the women involved in any of those situations, and..."
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Tsukuyomi. [[TheStoic Stoic]], [[TheSpock keeps her emotions suppressed]], exceedingly polite, intelligent and deadpan {{Cloudcuckoolander}} whose honesty extends to discussing her tactics with her enemies and openly [[MoreExpendableThanYou considering herself expendable]]. Like the rest of the team, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair she also has blue hair]].
* ReluctantPsycho: [[spoiler: Arguably Susanoo, heavy on [[NiceGuy "reluctant"]] part.]]
* RightBackAtYa: [[spoiler:Lindy finally electrocuting Precia this way.]] And [[spoiler:Fate following suit against Susanoo. [[GenerationXerox Like Mother, Like Daughter,]] indeed.]]
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: The TSAB's inner workings. Rather, to borrow a description used for [[{{Halo}} the UNSC's Office of Naval Intelligence]], "here, the right hand doesn't even know the left hand exists".
* RoboFamily: 1,800 year old artificial constructs calling each other 'brother' and 'sister' really can't be anything else.
* SexIsViolence: If you're someone whose caught Amaterasu's eye, and the only way she'll encounter you is on the battlefield, well, she has no problem invoking this trope as a means of flirting.
* ShipperOnDeck: As of Chapter 22, Amaterasu is a supporter of Susanoo/Fate. Neither of them were terribly happy about it.
---> '''Susanoo''': ''She is ten years old!'' [[{{Squick}} Don't project your perversions onto me, you sick freak!]]
* ShipTease: Conspicuously and deliberately absent [[spoiler:until recently]]. The author has gone on record stating how amusing he finds the fact that there are so many people out there who spend so much of their time obsessing over the love lives of completely fictional characters.
** In recent chapter, Amy gives her "[[PrecisionFStrike Go to hell]]" toward Amaterasu after she's flirting too much with Chrono. Amaterasu even lampshades it.
---> "Oooooh, someone's got a cruuuuuush..."
** In recent chapter, Amaterasu is just too happy to tease Yuuno, pet him on the head and play tour-guide to fulfill his archeological enthusiasm. Nanoha ''isn't amused.'' Though, admittedly this might have just been the fact that Amaterasu is 1,800 years old and Yuuno is ''ten''.
** After Amaterasu disturbs him with the notion that he might like Fate, Susanoo admits to Fate that Ammy would be right if Fate was a little older. If, and only if. After all, he's not [[AnythingThatMoves Amaterasu]].
* SitcomArchnemesis: Some of the stuff Enlil does to Precia in Chapter 30 is just silly.
* ShockAndAwe: Fate and Susanoo. [[spoiler: And Precia]].
* ShoutOut: One of Tsukuyomi's more powerful and intelligent summons is a serpentine humanoid named [[MaiHIME Kiyohime]], with an attack called [[SoulEater Vector Arrow]]. Granted, Kiyohime is a PublicDomainCharacter, but the other one is unmistakable.
** [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi's stunts in Nanoha's school have a certain similarity with [[FateKaleidLinerPrismaIlya Miyu's first time at Ilya's school.]] Especially the cooking escapades.]]
** [[spoiler:Susanoo, despite his combat experience, totally sucks at KingdomHearts3D. Though to be fair, it ''was'' the [[ThatOneBoss Wargoyle.]]]]
** Maybe unintentional, but when Vita checks out Nanoha and Tsukuyomi post-battle in chapter 39, [[spoiler:she's wondering out loud when Nanoha started [[PlayingWithFire setting her enemies on fire.]] If you play ''TheBattleOfAces'' or reads ''Fanfic/BloodThatFlows'', you'll get the joke.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's ''Asura'', not ''Arthra''. Why? Because [[WordOfGod "my anime stories have always included a mish-mash of official and fan-based translations, and I see no reason to change that pattern now."]]
* SpiritedCompetitor: Susanoo, who loves to fight, but finds it distasteful to kill anyone unless he has no choice.
* SphereOfDestruction: Nanoha's cobbled together "Starlight Breaker Explosion"
* SpottingTheThread: [[spoiler:Using a spell that [[LetsYouAndHimFight messes up the target's perception]] [[FriendOrFoe to make friends look like enemies]] on... ''[[{{Pantheon/Friendship}} Nanoha]]''?]] Yeah, [[SarcasmMode good luck with that.]]
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream: Precia, possibly and likely]].
** [[spoiler:'''''[[{{Gundam00}} FUCKING YGGDRASIL!]]''''']]
* SummonMagic: Tsukuyomi's final drive. Her specific summoned creatures are snakes, including [[spoiler: the [[{{Orochi}} Yamata-no-Orochi]]. Uh-oh]].
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: One of Lindy's favourite quirks. These denials practically become BlatantLies and RefugeInAudacity in recent chapters.
** No, Ammy, there's nothing weird. You just tripped because the floor is slippery and hit your head. [[spoiler: Nobody hit you with a FryingPanOfDoom.]] And [[TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever Shiro is just a normal baker, certainly not a skilled bodyguard with beyond military training]] so he ''definitely'' wouldn't dare to try to attack you for ''any'' reasons [[spoiler:[[PapaWolf Even if you try to strangle his daughter]]]].
** And other characters start spouting this, with varied quality.
* TemptingFate: The author loves to let characters start enjoying peace, smooth sailing or a good mood, only to be utterly screwed next sentence. Or even in the same sentence.
** The inversion also works, characters expecting action to come in short course... [[BreatherEpisode while nothing happens for several days]].
* ThemeNaming: Besides the series' tradition of naming characters for cars, the primary enemy combatants (and all of their intelligent devices) are named for Shinto gods, and the BigBad is named after a Mesopotamian deity. [[spoiler: Of course, considering their respective ages, it's more likely the gods are named after ''them''.]]
** [[spoiler: The other guardian gods were also named after gods, specifically Greek gods for the support units and Norse gods for the insanely violent new antagonists, the war units.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Oh, so many. Pretty much anyone who's about to be on the receiving end of the series trademarked Giant Flashy Attacks.
* TranquilFury: Don't take [[spoiler:Susanoo's]] goofy attitude for granted.
* {{Troperiffic}}: If it's a meme or trope associated with the Nanoha series, you can bet the author will take it and run with it. Considering he has admitted in author's notes that he is aware this page exists ''and'' he occasionally edits it, that's probably to be expected.
* TrueCompanions: Besides the canonical characters' immensely strong bonds, the original-character villains have a particularly wacky-yet-touching variety, [[spoiler: contrasted sharply by Precia's presence.]]
* TwoScenesOneDialogue: Between Chrono's taskforce, Susa and Tsuku,[[spoiler: and Section Black operatives.]]
* TheUnfettered: Nanoha described in Chapter 25.
-->[[LetsGetDangerous Most people had never seen Nanoha Takamachi fight seriously]].

-->Not intensely, seriously. She fought with intensity all the time. Nanoha was strong and she liked to win, so fighting with effort was nothing to her. But fighting with serious intent to destroy, holding nothing back? That was basically unheard of. Really, the only thing that had ever seen it from the receiving end was the berserk defense program of the Book of Darkness, [[GodzillaThreshold which should have said something about the situation that would actually push her to draw on that level of force]].

-->First, [[TheHeartless the enemy must not be even remotely approachable.]] They must be something that not only refuses to see reason but is not even capable of seeing reason, something monstrous and inhuman that will only destroy and destroy and destroy until it is stopped.

-->Second, [[InnocentBystander there must be innocent lives in danger.]] Her own did not count; these had to be other innocent lives. A whole world… her friends… even some silly little alien penguins that she'd spent a few minutes playing with, just for fun. She must have something to protect.

-->Should these circumstances be met, it is possible to see Nanoha Takamachi fight with true seriousness. It is, despite the brilliantly magnificent light-show that tended to result, not a pretty sight. She doesn't get any more powerful, or faster, or more intelligent somehow, no.

-->[[ThisIsUnforgivable She just gets less friendly.]]

** Chapter 36 shows how low Nanoha would fight for her ideals. [[spoiler:She didn't hesitate to use personal information from Ammy to engage in [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No Holds Barred Psychological Warfare]], exploiting Tsuku's hesitation to score cheap shots, and practically forcing Tsuku's conscience to acknowledge her. All in the name of making friends, of course.]]
** [[spoiler: Susanoo, after Amaterasu goes missing. [[KnightTemplarBigBrother "Family first"]], indeed.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Susanoo. [[spoiler:His Final Drive form actually does nothing but take out the 'unskilled' part.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Amaterasu accidentally damages Vita's [[BerserkButton hat]]. Also, [[spoiler:Arf flies into one after Precia hurts Fate, ''Fate'' flies into one against Precia after she hurt ''Arf'', and only a sneak shot from Tsukuyomi stops Fate from slicing Precia in two. Then, Nanoha ''deliberately''' sends Precia into one to distract her]].
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Lindy seems to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough about this. Lampshaded more than once:
-->"Um..." Hayate began.
-->"Shhhhhhh!" Amy said, laying a hand on her shoulder. "The Admiral is ''[[ThePlan scheming]]''."
-->"But, I-"
-->"Shhhhhhhhh! [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong If she explains the plan,]] [[InvokedTrope it takes all the magic out of it,]]" Amy said cheerfully. "Trust me, [[GenreSavvy I've worked out the process]] [[TaughtByExperience by this point.]]"
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Poor Chrono has made a few battles take very bad turns by stepping into help Nanoha fight when she was on the verge of talking her enemy down.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Enlil has a fairly extended one starting with the disastrous negotiations between her and Lindy, and continuing on from there. By the time the TSAB invades Al Sethis, she's a paranoid wreck.]]
* VillainousValor
* VitriolicBestBuds: Chrono and Yuuno, "Best Enemies Forever".
** Vita and Nanoha. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Vita]] loves to snark at and tease to Nanoha, which Nanoha, understandably, can't sand. Nanoha's ChronicHeroSyndrome and HonorBeforeReason habits also [[AngerBornOfWorry don't really sit well with Vita.]] But if one is in danger, the other is quick to help.
** [[spoiler:[[MadScientist Jail Scaglietti]] and [[CloakAndDagger Section Black's]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Director]], of VillainousFriendship type.]] Although, [[spoiler:for the most of the time, the "best bud" part is (mostly) all on Jail's mind, the Director considers him, at best, as TheFriendNobodyLikes.]]
* VolleyingInsults: Susanoo and Vita get into a good one in Chapter 24, culminating in the former [[CrowningMomentOfFunny dubbing the latter]] [[BuffySpeak 'Smally McSmall']].
* WarriorTherapist: Discussed; see DefeatMeansFriendship.
** [[spoiler:This is the only edge Nanoha has against a fully-powered Tsukuyomi.]]
*** In chapter 37: "''[[SpottingTheThread Know how]] [[FightingFingerprint a man fights,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and you will know that man.]]''"
* WeakButSkilled: Chrono, as per usual.
** [[spoiler: He learned his style from Lindy. And she's better at it.]]
** And Nanoha, [[spoiler:who uses [[WarriorTherapist psychological warfare]] as way to complement her combat skills against [[PhysicalGod Tsukuyomi]].]]
** [[CombatMedic Shamal]] in chapter 37. [[spoiler:In her fight with Kiyohime, she shows how a CombatMedic can tank damage in the first part. In second part, she shows why [[MythologyGag she's the only one]] [[Awesome/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs who was able to sucker-punch Nanoha in]] ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.]] BewareTheNiceOnes, indeed.
** Yuuno and Arf, the former a BarrierWarrior with little offensive options and the latter a familiar who simply CantCatchUp, still compensate their weaknesses by the fact that they are VERY helpful.
** As a major plot point is the Infinite Empire mages tending to run on a lot of raw power, the canon cast has had to become this by necessity.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: The "Tears of Al-Hazard" are strongly implied to be one. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that the 'planet' of Al-Sethis is actually a planet-sized FTL-capable artificial construct, and the "Tears" involve repurposing its propulsion systems as a super-sized dimensional distortion weapon, akin to the Arc-en-Ciel used by the TSAB but '''''FAR''''' larger and more powerful. If used on Midchilda, the ''best''-case scenario would be the entire planet being wiped from existence and swallowed by / reduced to the Dimensional Sea. The ''worst''-case is that it would set off a chain-reaction engulfing multiple dimensions and ''collapse half of reality''.]]
* WhamEpisode: The very, very end of Chapter 29 turns the entire story on its head with the following words -- such a subtly-played twist that Moczo himself stated that [[IKnewIt only two people called it in advance.]]
-->[[spoiler:And then Fate understood. She understood why her mother was working under these people. She understood what could have coerced Precia... Precia Testarossa!... into a life of servitude. She understood why mother would hate this woman so thoroughly, and at the same time be so totally unwilling to do anything to oppose her.]]
-->[[spoiler:The Twilight Queen's voice... the voice had seemed so oddly familiar because, slight accent aside, it was her own voice.]]
-->[[spoiler:Fate: "A... Alicia...?"]]
-->[[spoiler:"After all," Enlil said, as the stunned Fate watched her own lips curl into an amused smirk. "We're practically sisters."]]
** Also the revelation on chapter 31: [[spoiler:Yggdrasil, [[AIIsACrapshoot developing sentience,]] is manipulated Enlil into OmnicidalManiac.]] And chapter 32: [[spoiler:Yggdrasil purposely blocked Royal Guards memories about certain enemies during their inactivity, as insurance to stop them if they didn't behave. [[CrazyPrepared He had means to stop the Gods.]]]]
** Chapter 37: [[spoiler:It's confirmed that the current Royal Guards aren't the only ones]]; in chapter 39 [[spoiler:it's confirmed that there are ''three'' other survivors. [[{{Understatement}} And they are not nearly as fun.]]]]
* WorldOfSnark: EVERYONE. Even if they aren't good at detecting sarcasm (Nanoha for example), every single character knows how to deadpan, snark, lampshade and crack a joke at everything.
** Of course, in the case of Nanoha, it's ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny accidental]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny snark]].
* WorthyOpponent: Susanoo likes finding these and considers... basically every canon character he fights to be one, eventually.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The three ancient warriors all share this feature.