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[[caption-width-right:350:''Who the hell do you think we are?!'']]

An in-progress story written by Edrobot for Camp UsefulNotes/NaNoWriMo 2013. A crossover between the DCU and all kinds of Anime and Video Games, including ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', ''Franchise/CodeGeass'', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', and ''Fullmetal Alchemist''.

[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/907421 It can be read on AO3]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9641089/1/Justice-Society-of-Japan Fanfiction.net]].

There is also [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1067110 a side-story]] set in the same universe, as well as a non-canon AprilFoolsDay [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1405942 chapter]].

!Tropes featured in this work include:

* AbstractScale: According to Shulk, willpower is measured in "Megascotts".
* AdaptationalBadass: While Mordred has a relationship to Morgaine Le Fey similar to how he was depicted in the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague cartoon, in this continuity Mordred is less of a RoyalBrat and more of an ImplacableMan.
** Also, [[Franchise/CodeGeass Shirley Fenette]] is one of the main heroes, and Shinji is a bit less of a wimp.
** In Parallel Works #1 [[spoiler:[[Anime/{{Hamtaro}} Laura and Hamtaro]]]].
* AntiAntiChrist: Lighting used to be this, but no longer counts.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Electra Pendragon
** Ino Atom Nix. [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Even Kyubey is puzzled as to who could have named their kid that.]]
* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Averted. The good guys rely just as much on quick wits and critical thinking as the bad guys, if not more so.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Sayaka gets hit with this a lot harder than in canon. Not only does Hitomi snatch Kyosuke, but she then gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Sho Minamimoto, and THEN she gets kidnapped by a bunch of monsters after trying to rescue Milly, gets thrown into a prison cell, and most likely goes insane.]]
* TheCameo
** [[Franchise/OnePiece Nico Robin]] is the curator at the museum in the first chapter, and [[Franchise/OnePiece Sir Crocodile]] is also mentioned in passing.
** [[VideoGame/{{Medabots}} Samantha and The Screws]] appear in the first chapter, though they aren't mentioned by name.
** [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harvey Bullock]], ComicBook/TheQuestion, [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]], [[ComicBook/FrankensteinAgentOfSHADE Frankenstein]], [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negi Springfield]], [[Manga/DeathNote L]], and WebVideo/{{Phelous}} appear in "Channel 52" segments, while Anime/CaptainHarlock, [[Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow Mister]] and [[Franchise/OnePiece Monkey D. Luffy]] get brief mentions.
** [[Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}} Masamichi Sonoda]] makes a brief appearance in the second chapter to [[KickedUpstairs demote Lighting to paperwork duty]].
** Squire (of Knight and Squire) appears during another Channel 52 segment.
* [[spoiler:ChangelingTale: And Milly Ashford is the fetch.]]
* {{Chickification}}: Parodied in an omake, where the InNameOnly rebooted version of Lightning is supposed to be "sensitive and emotionally disturbed" because she was abused by by father.
* ChekhovsGunman: Dr. Calvin Summers and the [[Franchise/CodeGeass The Ashford Student Council]] appear briefly in the first chapter, only to play a much larger role later.
* {{Crossover}}: With Fanfic/JakeEnglishsMysteriousTheaterOfScientificRomanceFromTheYear3000, before the first chapter was even finished, no less!
* ClosetGeek: WordOfGod says that Milly is a huge fan of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''.
* ContinuityNod
** The Black Knights know about [[ComicBook/AdamStrange Zeta Beams]]; Zero travels to his base via one, and Kallen notes that the Guren's claw can shoot any kind of radiation, including Zeta Beams.
** The Avalon that Morgaine tried to steal turned out to be fake [[spoiler:because the real one is inside Shirou.]]
** Sho Minamimoto is a member of [[SCPFoundation Are We Cool Yet?]], and claims to have created several SCP items.
* ContinuitySnarl: A version of the Kingdom Hearts mythos exists in this setting, but it's almost unrecognizable from canon. For starters, instead of Donald and Goofy, this world's Sora apparently teamed up G'nort and Klarion the Witch Boy.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Whatever the hell Mr. Nobody saw when he tried to possess Shirley.]]
* {{Fangirl}}: Hope is one of these for [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Wild Tiger]].
* FixFic: WordOfGod says much of the DCU's "New 52" reboot didn't happen, though some of the changes made still apply.
* FiveManBand: Averted.
* FusionFic: DCU and various {{Anime}} and VideoGames.
** The most dramatic change in canon has to be Shulk from ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', who in this continuity is an archaeologist employed by the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Mages Association]].
* GrumpyBear: Kyosuke Kamijou.
* IBelieveICanFly: Subverted. None of the main characters have flight as a superpower.
** Hexagon discovers he can surf through the air on his shield. Or rather, he could if he could keep his balance...
* JadeColoredGlasses: Detective Ikari.
* KentBrockmanNews: Features ''Channel 52'' backup segments, including [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] as the station's foreign correspondent.
* KnightInSourArmor: Detective Ikari, Lighting.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The crossover with [[Fanfic/JakeEnglishsMysteriousTheaterOfScientificRomanceFromTheYear3000 JEMToSRFTY3k]] reveals that [[spoiler:[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Sayaka Miki]]]] eventually joins the titular team, and this continuity has it's own version of [[ParodySue Electra Pendragon]].
* MotorMouth: [[Anime/ExcelSaga Excel]].
* NaiveEverygirl: Shirley Fennette, as in canon.
* NamesTheSame: OriginalCharacter Hope and the Hope from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Falls under OneSteveLimit though, as the ''Final Fantasy XIII'' Hope is not a main character. No big loss though, since the DCU's Lightning isn't a terribly popular character.
** There's also a DCU character named Lightning, who hasn't even had a name drop.
* [[MrImagination Miss Imagination:]] Hope. Which is the main reason she's such a BadLiar.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Averted. Lighting studied forensics and criminology, Shulk studies [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic magic]] and [[AdventureArchaeologist archaeology]] related to magic with some skill with {{Magitek}}, Nia is a [[TheMedic physician]], and Simon is an [[TheEngineer expert mechanic]].
* OneSteveLimit: Aside from the aforementioned "Hope" issue, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] and [[Anime/ParanoiaAgent Detective Ikari]] aren't the same person. [[spoiler: But they are brothers-in-law; Detective Ikari is Yui Ikari's brother, making him Shinji's uncle.]]
* OriginalCharacter: Hope, Electra Pendragon, and Dr. Calvin Summers.
** Also, in an Omake chapter, Samuel [=McGoober=], the son of the cousin of the butler of the boss of the guy who does the laundry for the best friend of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]].
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Touched on, briefly, in relation to CyberneticsEatYourSoul.
* ParodySue: Electra Pendragon and Hope have shades of this. Also, [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] is treated as one in an omake.
* PatchworkFic: Borrows elements from several different canons.
** Morgaine Le Fey brings Mordred along with her, like in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague, but Mordred is completely different.
** [[spoiler:Astute readers might notice that [[OriginalCharacter Hope]] is a Manga/FullmetalAlchemist-style Homunculus who has severely-weakened versions of the powers of seven other homunculi, including the manga version of Pride and the 2003 anime version of Sloth, both of which belong to mutually-exclusive continuities.]]
** Lightning's powerset is based on her appearance in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', but her costumes come from ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII''.
* PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler: Kallen has quite a bit of trouble controlling her super-strength.]]
* RecursiveFanfiction: The story's editor produced [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1100398/chapters/2213728 Shirley and Ino]], a non-canon one-shot slash-fic written as a Christmas present.
* RunningGag
** Every "cover" apparently says "Not a dream! Not an imaginary story!", and only rarely do they accurately depict what happens in the chapter.
** Some people reaaaallly don't like Most Excellent Superbat.
** The AprilFoolsDay chapter is a ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' fanfic written by Rivalz. It contains a handful of these.
* ShoutOut:
** [[RunningGag People keep asking if]] [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hogwarts is a real place]].
** Hope's story in chapter 2 contains a reference to Fanfic/QuarterLifeHalfwayToDestruction.
** The Machine Plague seems an awful lot like [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-217 SCP-217]]...
** ComicBook/SuperYoungTeam is mentioned to have fought [[Webcomic/AxeCop The Ten Ben Matanga]] recently.
** At one point, C.C. cosplays as VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI's Terra.
** Hope compares an alleged "Puppy in Woodchipper" incident to a scene from [[Film/{{Fargo}} that movie in Minnesota]].
** Detective Ikari accuses Detective Maniwa of watching too much ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Special Victims Unit]]''.
*** Later on, a Channel 52 sequence shows off a scene from ''[[BlandNameProduct Lawyers and Orderlies: Sensational Victims Unit]]''. The discrepancy is eventually retconned by revealing that the latter show is a [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] produced by Uwe [[Creator/EdWood Wood]].
** One of the "covers" has Shulk writing on a blackboard [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague “Mechon => Virus => Aglets???”]]
** Amazingly Powerful Girlborg's name is a combination of ComicBook/PowerGirl and the awkward naming scheme that the members of ComicBook/SuperYoungTeam use. Justified in that she originally wanted to join said team.
** In addition, her costume is a combination of Power Girl's costume and [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Cyborg Guy's]] cyborg body.
** Purple Pruposeless becomes a [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall grey lantern]].
** Garungun claims that he read about the [[Music/{{Queen}} Princes of the Universe]] in the [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Dark Prognosticus]]. Which WordOfGod says is fictional, even in-universe.
* StylisticSuck: Lawers and Orderlies: Sensational Victims Unit. An in-universe {{Mockbuster}} of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' featuring over-the-top acting, an ObviouslyEvil villain named Ivan [=McNasty=], and a plot that's very obviously RippedFromTheHeadlines.
* SuperFic
* SuperheroPrevalenceStages: Late-stage
* SwissArmyWeapon: [[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} The Monado]]. It's a [[{{BFS}} BF]] LaserSword that's also a scanner, can project anti-magic shields, and has a connection to the [[SuperSpeed Speed Force]].
* StockSuperheroDayJobs
** Police: Lightning, in this continuity. Being a L'cie apparently causes friction with her department.
** Student: Shirley, Sayaka,
** Scientist: Shulk is technically an archeologist with a very, very extensive background in {{Magitek}}.
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: This is apparently how Shirley got her superpowers.
* TranslationConvention: Everyone is assumed to be speaking Japanese translated into English unless stated otherwise. One of the authors notes explains that Edrobot didn't refer to a police station as a Koban because few Americans know what that word means.
* {{Technopath}}: Shirley.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not in the story itself, but one Channel 52 segment implies that [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Vriska Serket]] is a member of the Teen Titans, so presumably she's one of these.
** Electra Pendragon could have been one of these, but was kicked out when she tried to kill Ino.
* TookALevelInKindness: Gendo Ikari is a hell of a lot nicer than he is in canon, treating his son with a surprising amount of respect, and even going so far as to secure the funding for TheTeam to form in the first place! [[spoiler:But he's still planning Instrumentality.]]
* UnexpectedCharacter: The "Justice Substitutes of Japan" omake features a number of characters who would make zero sense appearing in the story otherwise, such as [[Anime/AngelBeats T.K.]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Dan Hibiki]] and [[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior Commander Beef]]. They fight equally obscure/ridiculous antagonists including [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Purple Purposeless]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Mr. Satan]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2 Garungun]], and [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/TheSandman Destruction]]]].
* TakeThat: A news report implies that Harvest, leader of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. in the New 52, was killed by The Men From N.O.W.H.E.R.E. from Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Averted with Lightning; as of chapter 9, we finally get to see her at work as a detective.
* TheUnintelligible: One channel 52 segment features The Doctor wearing a filtration mask, [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Pyro]], and Creator/GrantMorrison, all equally incomprehensible (even though Morrison isn't even wearing a mask).
* TheVirus: The Machine Plague, a virus that slowly turns people and animals into clockwork robots. Thankfully, Shirley's technopathic powers keep it inert.
* WholePlotReference: [[spoiler: Sayaka's plight is still based on The Little Mermaid, but the "changeling" arc is based on TabletopGames/ChangelingTheLost.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:After developing powers, Kallen seems to have also developed an aversion to silver and crosses.]]
* WestCoastTeam: Though not officially affiliated with the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, the JSJ was made with this trope in mind.
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: Downplayed, at least compared to the JSA. The team was originally conceived in the aftermath of WWII as a way of getting around Japan's ban on armed forces, though the team was never actually created.

!Rivaz's Bizarre Adventure (A one-shot written for April Fools Day) contains the following tropes:
* AuthorAppeal: [[spoiler: In-universe example. Rivalz writes a story about rescuing Milly, who then falls in love with him. A great amount of attention is paid to describing her breasts.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Parodied with Xerxes Tireiron Dada, a character who was given a name that only Rivalz thinks is cool [[spoiler:because he invented him]].
* BigBad: Dio Brando
* CanonDiscontinuity: This story doesn't fit into the ongoing continuity at all. [[spoiler:Even the real world scene has no connection to the main fic's plot.]]
* DemonKingNobunaga: Revived as a Stand-using Zombie by Dio.
* FetishRetardant: [[spoiler:Rivalz]] describes Milly's breasts as being "softball-sized".
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Rivalz not only aquires a Stand out of nowhere, [[spoiler: but it also evolves into Side of a Bullet Requiem]] for no clear reason.
* OriginalCharacter: Xerxes Tireiron Dada
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Of course, Dio says that he isn't quite ''that'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards evil]]...
* SeriesContinuityError: Despite what Joseph claims, Dio is not and has never been his "Evil Twin Stepbrother". However, this claim just adds to the StylisticSuck.
* Running Gag: "But it was a lie. For in his heart, Jotaro/Xerxes/Dio knew that Rivalz would be his greatest rival."
* ShoutOut
** The Stands that [[spoiler:Rivalz invents for his ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' fic]] are called [[{{Music/LMFAO}} Party Rock Anthem]], [[{{Music/Nickelback}} Side of a Bullet]], and SpaceJam. Notable in that these are songs that Edrobot considers GuiltyPleasures at best.
** The character Xerxes Tireiron Dada was named after a character from the obscure anime "Magnos the Robot".
* StylisticSuck
* TimeTravel

!The "Justice Substitutes of Japan" Omake features the following tropes:
* DubNameChange: Lampshaded with [[Anime/DragonBallZ Hercu- I mean Mr. Satan]].
* FiveManBand: A much more clearly-defined example than in the main fic.
** TheLeader: [[Anime/MegamanNTWarrior Commander Beef]]
** TheLancer: [[Series/StreetFighter Dan Hibiki]]
** TheBigGuy: [[Anime/AngelBeats T.K.]]
** TheChick: [[Anime/ArcadeGamerFubuki Fubuki]]
** TheSmartGuy: [[Anime/CowboyBebop Teddy Bomber]]
* ForcedIntoEvil: Inverted. Teddy Bomber was threatening to blow up a maid cafe before he was mistaken for a member of the JSJ, and was then drafted into the Howling Dynamite Beef Brigade in spite of his protests.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/TheSandman Destruction]]. It's implied that this is yet another attempt to do be something other than his namesake. And he's really bad at it.]]
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:Almost]] everything T.K. says is a line from a song of some sort.