->''Legend tells about humanoid machines called "Vocaloids" that serve as the messengers of the gods, along with being the voices of the past, future and present. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot They are combinations of hyper-advanced artificial intelligence and the ability to feel and create emotion]], destined to fight for justice. They serve as the saviors of the planet and over the course of history, [[EvilEmpire they have endlessly fended off the forces of the]] [[StarlitHeroics Deathmoon Family and the Apocalytes]] [[EvilEmpire , virulent evils that corrupt all that tries to oppose them.]] As loyal vanguards of the Lunardream Family, the rulers of heaven themselves, there are many myths of Vocaloid heroes in the span of history... In today's world, [[CityOfAdventure the Crypton Province]] exists as a haven for the Vocaloids, who double as both sensational pop-stars and [[ComesGreatResponsibility guardians of the city, protecting it from harm.]] However, there are eight Vocaloids in particular whose stories have yet to unfold, linked together with the legendary heroines...''

-->-- '''Intro'''

What happens when you smush together several different worlds [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover consisting of Vocaloid, The Legend Of Zelda, Metroid, Final Fantasy and a bunch of others into one unified setting?]] You get Legend of the Rising Star, a crossover fanfiction made by Tropers/XerizeroRe9010 taking place in the same universe as his original fiction series, StarlitHeroics.

It consists of the adventures had by the central characters (the Vocaloids) and the new companions they meet on the way. It starts off nice and comfy, focusing on their [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld semi-peaceful]] lives at [[AdventureGuild Shining Advent]], [[PartTimeHero balancing between fighting monsters and crime]] to making music videos, and so on. However, everything steadily becomes [[DarkerAndEdgier worse]] with the presence of a new enemy. They are known as [[OriginalGeneration the Apocalytes]], a [[TheEmpire large organization of demons and other beings]] who have unified themselves for one purpose-- [[ApocalypseHow the destruction of everything.]] Said enemy is also an old foe of the Vocaloids back when both the ruling Families of Heaven and Hell were on good terms with each other, so they're back for revenge on top of that.

Pandora, Vocalis and Ranthael (the three rulers of the Lunardream Family), being aware of this, made sure that they prepare for the uprising of the Apocalytes by [[BadassCrew gathering all of the heroes needed for this]]. There's also eight [[MacGuffin Macguffins]] known as the Silence Gems, made to serve as the ultimate weapon against the Apocalytes back in the day [[spoiler: and serve as the key to unlock their secret lair, the Tenebris Rosa Arcem]], leading both sides to go on a massive FetchQuest to get them.

However, [[Characters/LegendOfTheRisingStarFFCouncil as time goes on]], [[Characters/LegendOfTheRisingStarCombineHierarchy it becomes evident that the Apocalytes]] [[Characters/LegendOfTheRisingStarOverlordRegime are only one of their many worries.]] There's also the presence of a cat boy by the name of Augustus Octavia, who the Vocaloids and friends take in after stopping him from theft on the account that he prove his true worth to them-- [[spoiler: little did they know that they had picked up the reincarnation of the God of Death on their side, and this causes a lot of EmotionalTorque among the group throughout the series for many different reasons.]]

Due to taking place in the same universe, it's also a non-canon sequel to Starlit Heroics, taking 2-3 years after everything that happened. It features many aspects from its parent series which overlaps into the other series that are used, such the eight elements system and so on.
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!!Tropes include:

* AbsoluteCleavage: A small number of female characters have this. [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Valentine]] and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Amentia]] are especially prominent, though.
* AdventureGuild: Shining Advent is pretty much this.
* AlternateUniverseFic: Not for anything related to StarlitHeroics, but instead for a select number of franchises brought up into the mix that would normally be incompatible for the story.
* ArtShift: Compare [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Peacock]] to any other character. There's also the Dream Realm, which also doubles as ChaosArchitecture.
* AcidTripDimension: The Dream Realm.
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie:]] No punches pulled here.
* AllInTheManual: [[http://starlitheroesworld.wikia.com/ The same wiki for Starlit Heroics is used for Legend of the Rising Star.]]
* ActionGirl: Almost every female character.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Commonplace as people become more powerful. [[spoiler: [[TheHeartless In a dark turn, though, this also applies to becoming an Apocalyean.]]]]
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Many things, but specifically [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Action 52]]-- he represents everything that can go wrong in video games and is the messenger of the Apocalyte leaders.
* AntiHero: Quite a few-
** Type II: Bulleta (after development), Peacock (after development), Valentine and Travis Touchdown, etc.
** Type III: Gordon Freeman (pre-development)
** Type IV: Bulleta (pre-development), Peacock (pre-development)
* AntiVillain: Monochroma, [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Aeon]], Alumbra the Life Eater, Atere Potenza, etc.
* AxCrazy: A ''lot'' of characters. But [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Bulleta]] takes the cake-- best part is that [[AntiHero she's one of the good guys.]]
* AuthorAppeal: Just as prominent as in the parent series, if not more so, considering this gives him more freedom to experiment with, well, pretty much anything.
* AerithAndBob: Peacock and Cecil. Bulleta and Travis-- The list goes on.
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} The Skull Heart.]] There's also the Red Rose used by [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/YumeNikki Madotsuki]]]], for a minor example.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Quite a bit of enemies are huge.
* {{Badass}}: Pretty much the whole cast.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Daniel, Miku [[spoiler: after gaining her Rising Star powers]], Lelus, etc.
** BadassNormal: Each person from a different franchise that didn't become godly powerful throughout the course of their game / show (ie. [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]], [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Bulleta]] and so on). This was remedied with the Tsuki items, though.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Said characters that get their Tsuki item upgrade. Although everyone else practically fits into this category.
** TookALevelInBadass: 75 percent of the entire cast is made up of characters who would be normally be overpowered in the world of Starlit Heroics. [[WorldOfBadass They adapted to the situation.]]
** WorldOfBadass: The world of Starlit Heroics was full of Badasses to begin with - it only got bigger.
** BadassCrew: Every organized group in the story, to say the least.
* BagOfSpilling: [[spoiler: The main Vocaloids were formerly very powerful before they went to sleep-- their powers got dormant as time passed.]] In the battle between Daniel and Amentia, as a last ditch effort, she sealed his powers and [[BadassAdorable reduced him to a small kid.]] [[spoiler: There's also [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka getting depowered into a younger version of herself, but oddly enough she's not as young as Daniel is.]]
** In a villain's case, [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] is revived from his demise, but since he lost the power of the Espers ''and'' the Warring Triad, he's reduced to basically nothing. He plans to fix this with the Life Eater, though.]]
* BigBoosHaunt: Like in its parent series, cemeteries are always crawling with zombies or ghosts at night. For a prominent example, there's the Graveyard Palace, which is absolutely colossal in that it's a wasteland populated with nothing but gravestones. At the end, there's a mansion filled with vampires.
** There's also the first part of the Trial of the Earth Silence Gem - The Terra Catacombs, specifically. [[spoiler: And it's located ''below'' the CityOfAdventure that serves as the hub for the heroes... [[FridgeHorror Sweet lord]].]]
* BigBadEnsemble:
** [[spoiler: [[OriginalGeneration Demedis]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Baal]] and [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 the Combine Emperor, Prometheus.]]]]
* BigDamnHeroes: A lot.
* {{BFG}}: [[{{Vocaloid}} Gumi's]] Megpoid Launcher, for one. There's also the giant punt gun that she has.
* {{BFS}}: There's a lot. Special mention goes to Meiko's Balmung dragon slayer broadsword, which is tremendous compared to her. There's also Ultima Weapon XV's sword forms-- both of them.
* BoomHeadshot
* BloodKnight: Quite a bit of characters. Even one of the main characters (i.e Meiko) is defined by this.
* BystanderSyndrome: Averted, for the most part. One prominent example - Shining Advent was founded by Lelus and Attemi for the very reason of protecting Crypton Province from all the crime and misery because they felt like they could make a difference.
* CastOfSnowflakes: [[{{Crossover}} Each character picked]] and [[OriginalGeneration each character made specifically for the story]] can all be identified from each other.
* {{Continuation}}: [[StarlitHeroics Several years later]], a bunch of new characters and villains, new Macguffins...
* CanonImmigrant: Some ideas and even the entire Apocalyte backstory was melded with the actual canon of StarlitHeroics, [[CaptainObvious sans Vocaloids and everything else copyrighted, of course.]]
* CuteMonsterGirl: A lot. In the case of not-so-cute, there's [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Double]] and a few others.
* ChainsawGood: Urotsuki wields a chainsaw ''sword'', no less.
* CharacterTitle: [[spoiler: Rising Star is Miku's hero form from the past-- and Miku's the main character, so it all fits.]]
* CrisisCrossover: Pandora brought all the heroes she did (from multiple franchises and Starlit Heroics related) so they can face not only the Apocalytes, but [[Characters/LegendOfTheRisingStarFFCouncil any]] [[Characters/LegendOfTheRisingStarCombineHierarchy other]] [[Characters/LegendOfTheRisingStarOverlordRegime threat]] that showed up along with them.
* DreamPeople: Literally-- [[spoiler: Madotsuki and Urotsuki]], due to their new powers, are able to materialize the beings from their dreams into reality.
* DreamWorld: Again, the Dream Realm.
* DualWielding: Lily and Bulleta [[GunsAkimbo eventually get two handguns]]. There's also Peacock, who gets a golden revolver to counteract her silver one.
* EldritchAbomination: Including the standard fare for the series, [[HumanoidAbomination there's every single Apocalyte, including the less threatening ones.]]
* EldritchLocation: The Dream Realm is infinitely changing and is incomprehensible to even demons and angels in its rawest state. That is, excluding for one location that serves as the secondary base for the Apocalytes.
* ElementalPowers: The whole story, [[StarlitHeroics like its parent series]], is governed by eight elements, with special subcategories/techniques--
** [[color:grey:Null]] - NonElemental and PureEnergy. Also mixed in with some Sound properties. Subcatergories consist of having [[TheRedMage the possibility to being able to control the other elements]] (Pathway) and is responsible for [[BecomeYourWeapon letting people mix with the weapon]] [[EmpathicWeapon they have the most sentimental value to.]] (Weapon Synthesis)
** [[color:yellow:Li]][[color:gray:ght]] - HolyHandGrenade, ThePowerOfTheSun and HardLight respectiveably. Subcatergories consist of being able to purge evil spirits / corruption ([[ExactlyAsItSaysOnTheTin Purification]]) and resistance to possession or any other sort of control over your body. (Clarity)
** [[color:black:Da]][[color:red:rk]] - ThePowerOfDarkness, CastingAShadow and Necromancy, specifically. Subcategories consist of being [[AttackItsWeakPoint able to see enemy weak points]] (Spiral) and being able to see the enviroment around you when vision can't do the job. (Presence)
** [[color:lavender:Lu]][[color:skyblue:na]] - {{Lunacy}} and HardLight (except purple), and is described as the combination of Light and Dark. Subcategories consist of [[TimeMaster control over time]], [[ForceField barriers]] and [[HealingHands healing,]] along with being [[DetachmentCombat able to remove your body parts and control them]] ([[AlliterativeName Limb Liberation]]) and [[PeoplePuppets control other people through puppetry]] (Dead Man's Dance)
** [[color:green:Earth]] - DishingOutDirt and GreenThumb at the same time. Its subcategories consists of the [[GameBreaker most]] [[IncrediblyLamePun broken]] skill out of all the elements, which is using raw Earth power to break through enemy defenses (Breaker) and using Earth power to boost your own endurancy. (Defender)
** [[color:orange:Fla]][[color:orange:me]] - PlayingWithFire. Its subcategories consist of being able to touch or even dive into (in the case of lava) superheated sources without any negative effects (Infinite Degree) and being able to make your fire stronger, as shown by [[TechnicolorFire its ascendance into hotter shades of colors.]] (Pyrokinetics)
** [[color:blue:Fro]][[color:skyblue:st]] - AnIcePerson and MakingASplash respectiveably, due to it mixing together Ice and Water. Subcategories consist of being able to breathe underwater (Aquatics) and being able to turn water into ice and vice-versa. (Hydro-Puppetry)
** [[color:purple:Clo]][[color:yellow:ud]] - BlowYouAway and ShockAndAwe, thanks to it being a mixture of [[FridgeBrilliance Wind and Lightning.]] Subcategories consist of being able to fly (Aviary), using your body as a living energy source (Generator), and being able to move really fast (Wind Slicer).
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Valentine's cross-shaped irises. There's also characters turned into the Skullgirl who gain skull-shaped irises. There's also [[{{Vocaloid}} Tone Rion]], who has heart shaped irises.
* EyeScream: Action52 and [[{{Skullgirls}} Double]] alike have eyes embedded on their bodies, along with several other things that are just wrong.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Averted-- [[spoiler: Madotsuki]] and Urotsuki have been shown to [[RedEyesTakeWarning having red eyes]].
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Lacharone and Double. [[spoiler: The Medamaude effect for Madotsuki turns her into a hunchback creature with a hand replacing her head with an eye inside the palm.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: The Rainbow effect Urotsuki has.
* FountainOfYouth: Amentia's [[LimitBreak Archangel Pulse]] not only removes Daniel's powers, but she reverts him into a kid.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Due to the length of the series (as planned by the creator), this will inevitably happen.
* LocalHangout / GoodGuyBar: The Stella Citadel, beside being the place where everyone works, is also where everyone hangs out in the downtime between missions and fighting.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: [[StarlitHeroics Take the creator's original series]], add {{Vocaloid}} in there, and arrange [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters its entire universe to contain as many video game franchises (and two or more anime series) as possible]], and you'd get Legend of the Rising Star in a nutshell. The author describes it as the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited of crossover fanfiction.
** WordOfGod confirms that the creator chose the specific franchises he did to help build a fuller world and offer a more complete experience.
* MeleeATrois: An especially impressive list of combatants as well-- [[{{Vocaloid}} S]][[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} h]][[VideoGame/{{Yume2kki}} i]][[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda n]][[{{Metroid}} i]][[NoMoreHeroes n]][[VideoGame/{{Boktai}} g]] [[SuperMarioBros A]][[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} d]][[Franchise/BlackRockShooter v]][[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV e]][[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} n]][[VideoGame/HalfLife t]] / [[StarlitHeroics The Lunardream Family]] vs [[OriginalGeneration the Apoca]][[BigBad lytes]] vs [[Franchise/FinalFantasy The Council of Eden]] vs [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} TheOverlordRegime]] and the [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Combine]] [[{{Metroid}} Empire]] for a general example.
** Due to the sheer variety of characters present, it's natural for this trope to come up should there be multiple sides involved in a fight.
* MegaCrossover
* '''PowerLevels''': While it is [[AllInTheManual supplementary material]], it is '''HEAVILY''' influential on the actual measuring of characters' strength. Not only that, it's measured in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''-esque levels. It is also very strict and defined, meaning that it will never stray away from the formula.
** ''Levels 1 - 100'' = Normal human beings and the like. This is what the majority of Earth is like.
** ''Levels 101 - 1000'' = The average strength of Divixerans (Divixus being the planet where the story takes place on), usually due to better technology, elemental influence and overall better abilities. This also applies to creatures that live on the planet and the other alien species spread throughout the universe.
** ''Levels 1001 - 2500'' = Practically the levels where any spiritual being such as angels, demons, and so on lie in, thanks to living on an advanced plane of existence and therefore have a greater limit onto their abilities.
** ''Levels 2501 - 4000'' = Demigod levels. Practically the highest levels a spiritual being could ever reach, it is reserved only for Demon Overlords, Seraphims, Archangels (2500 - 3000), the Two Families' monsters (Lunardream and Deathmoon alike), Apocalytes (at their best) and Nachzehrer (black blooded demons with the highest potential out of any creature in the universe)
** Levels ''4001 - '''9999''''' = God levels. This is where things get serious, because when anything gets this high, nothing can rival them. This is the level where entities can shift reality and bend the cosmos to their will - and it's very, very specific, as becoming a god is practically impossible - there is no real way to do so.
* PrecursorHeroes: Certain members of the Twelve Holy Disciples had a counterpart back in the first Apocalyean War, such as the avian warrior for [[{{Skullgirls}} Peacock]] and the Nightmare Sealer line of heroes for [[VideoGame/{{Yume2kki}} Urotsuki]]. [[spoiler: Subverted with the main eight Vocaloids, who are described to be the representatives for the Vocaloid heroes for the past but are actually the same person with amnesia and have suffered a forced BagOfSpilling.]]
* PredecessorVillain: Alternatively, the same applies to some Apocalytes - [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/YumeNikki Madotsuki]]]] is the newest member for the infamous Night Weaver line of villains who served to fight against the Nightmare Sealers. [[spoiler: Also, Monochroma is destined to become the new Skullgirl after Marie.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Daniel.
* RecurringElement: No matter how many new franchises with their own rules are thrown in, they will all get adapted to the Starlit Heroics universe in one way or another. The elements system is a prominent example, as it applies to every single character that appears, regardless of what they belonged to previously.
* ShoutOut: An [[ShoutOut/LegendOfTheRisingStar entire page]], no less.
* TheSyndicate: [[spoiler: The Council of Eden. They have control over all of Luba Linn, and nobody is any the wiser.]]
* ATasteOfPower: Daniel, TheHero of StarlitHeroics, [[LightningBruiser was stronger than practically everyone on the good guys side]] at the beginning of Legend of the Rising Star. [[EarlyBirdCameo This was because he turned into Ranthael and restored all of his latent powers by now, making him an unstoppable force of nature.]] However, in the battle between him and the Queen of th Apocalytes, Amentia, [[BagOfSpilling she dropped him back down by quite a bit]], using an attack called [[LimitBreak Archangel Pulse]] to do the deed. He was reduced to a kid and his former powers [[spoiler: as a god]] have been sealed, making him less of a threat to the villains.
** A similar case happens to [[spoiler: [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka Kaname]]]], who was just as powerful as Daniel. The Apocalytes [[BagOfSpilling quickly solve that problem]].
* XMeetsY: Concept-wise, VideoGame/KingdomHearts meets StarlitHeroics meets Manga/SoulEater and WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited.
** Content-wise, {{Vocaloid}} meets StarlitHeroics while having [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover a bunch of video game franchises in the same universe it takes place in.]]
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