[[http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1870-Maybe-I-m-a-Lion-%28KnK-Prototype-Crossover%29 Maybe I'm a Lion]] is an ongoing ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''/''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' crossover fanfic written by [[http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/member.php/287-Dullahan Dullahan]], being published on the Beast's Lair [[NasuVerse TYPE-MOON]] forums.

It poses the question - what if, by complete coincidence, the Blacklight virus at the centre of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'''s plot was to fall into the hands of what might appear to be the single worst possible candidate for obtaining viral super-powers: Lio Shirazumi, the [[SerialKiller homicidal]], drug-dealing [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]] who served as the main antagonist of the seventh chapter of ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''?

The answer? [[FromBadToWorse Things get worse.]]

''Maybe I'm a Lion'' follows the story of a mentally-unstable twenty-year old and the (numerous) people and organisations trying to kill him, for a variety of more-or-less justifiable reasons.


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!! Maybe I'm A Lion contains examples of:

* AntiHero: Lio. In a manner of speaking.
** HorrifyingHero
* {{Badass}}: Several, as is par for the course for both VideoGame/{{Prototype}} and the {{Nasuverse}}.
** BadassNormal: Captain Cross. He beat ''Shiki Ryougi'' in a knife fight!
** BadassArmy: Blackwatch as a whole.
* {{Bishounen}}: Lio, to the point where he's mistaken for a woman at first glance by several characters.
** Kaname Ryougi, Shiki's older brother, is described as resembling his [[{{Bifauxnen}} younger sister]] a great deal.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Poor Azaka]]
* BrickJoke: Lio notes that Shiki should try wearing a suit and ponytail during a confrontation with [[spoiler:her brother.]] She winds up wearing the look while leaving [[spoiler:Ogawa Mansion to disguise herself from the authorities.]]
** Shiki even says she looks like [[spoiler:her brother.]]
* TheCameo: Several.
** [[{{LightNovel/Durarara}} Izaya Orihara]] appears, albeit unnamed, in one chapter.
** [[FateHollowAtaraxia Bazette Fraga McRemitz]] is executed by one of the Three Kings in his introductory scene.
** Fabro Rowan (a.k.a. [[{{Tsukihime}} Nero Chaos]]) is referred to as a fourteenth-century scholar whose ''Codex Haereticus'' provided the theoretical backbone for the creation of Blacklight.
* CloudCuckooLander: Lio can be like this at times.
* ClusterFBomb: Lio's internal monologue is quite foul-mouthed at times.
* CombatPragmatist: Blackwatch. Their immediate reaction to Lio coming {{Back From The Dead}} as a giant lioness? Call in an air strike.
* ContemplateOurNavels: In fine Nasuverse tradition.
* ConversationalTroping: The two unnamed CIA agents who investigate Souren Araya's apartment building in Kayamihama engage in this on the drive over there.
* CoolOldGuy: Hidenori Taizou, of the CIIO.
* DeconstructiveParody: [[WordOfGod To quote the author]]:
-->In keeping with one of the themes of this story being a twisted parody of shounen manga, you may have noticed that Lio possesses several very characteristic protagonist traits. Firstly, he doesn't die when he's killed, and in fact has a tendency to power up and beat the people who just failed to kill him. Secondly, [[HardWorkHardlyWorks he can learn and acquire skills much faster than people who've worked for them their entire lives]]. Finally, after defeating opponents, he's able to come to an understanding with them, see their point of view, and work together from then on. Not to mention that he has a dark and troubled past, is an epic-tier bishounen, and fights for the sake of his friends. The catch is, of course, that the reason for all of these is that he's a flesh-eating, soul-eating [[HumanoidAbomination eldritch horror wearing a human face]], which itself has mental problems that would be more at home in [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]. But hey, everything comes with downsides. :P
* {{Determinator}}: A requirement for Blackwatch, as all of their members choose to die while attempting to hurt their target rather than surrender or die quietly.
* DoorStopper: It's nearly 450,000 words long at the time of writing, and nowhere near finished according to the author.
* TheFairFolk: Áki Weisstein was kidnapped by them at a young age, but was rescued by his [[PapaWolf father]] not long afterwards.
* FamousAncestor: The Alba family are descended from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Cornelius_Agrippa Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa]].
* FeaturelessPlaneOfDisembodiedDialogue: The Three Kings' conversations with PARIAH are presented like this.
** Also, PARIAH's conversations with his therapist.
* GambitPileup: And how. Pretty much everyone is trying to manipulate the situation in some way, and it's rapidly escalating into a clusterfuck of epic proportions.
* GenderBlenderName: Lio, though he refuses to admit it.
** Kaname Ryougi, which [[HypocriticalHumor Lio mocks him about]] in one scene.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: As noted by the author, Blackwatch and Lio are respectively either the hero(es) or the villain(s), depending on how you look at it.
* HiddenDepths: Played straight with regard to Blackwatch troops. Judging from Lio's reaction to acquiring their memories, many of them are quite intelligent and well-read, to the point of making references to Creator/HPLovecraft and ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''.
* HumanoidAbomination: Lio.
** PARIAH is implied to be one, though his appearance has yet to be described.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Lio. The cafe scene alone makes it clear he has very little idea how to interact with people in social situations.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Several - in Japanese, no less.
** For example: 'Shirazumi' - Lio's surname - can also mean 'white charcoal'. After getting incinerated alive by GAMEKEEPER, Lio is reduced to - what else? - a small pile of white charcoal.
* KilledOffForReal: Alex Mercer. In the very first chapter, too!
** [[spoiler:Azaka gets shot in the head.]]
* LemonyNarrator: Lio somehow manages to narrate like this in first person.
* LivingDollCollector: Touko.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Lio's [[EpicFail attempt]] to eat pancakes.
-->''All that stands in the way of me being able to enjoy my breakfast is the aggregate total of carnivorous felid evolution since the early Miocene epoch.''\\
Challenge fucking accepted.
* MoodSwinger: Lio.
* NighInvulnerable: Lio has been ''incinerated alive'' by thermite to the point where he was reduced to literally nothing but a small pile of white ash at the bottom of a smoking crater, but came back from even that.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Three Kings.
** That said, unlike most examples of this, the individual Kings are shown on several occasions to actually be doing things.
* OneOfUs: The author is also known as [[Tropers.RiotousRascal Riotous Rascal]].
* OriginalCharacter: To name a few;
** A team of CIA agents from Hong Kong led by Jeremy Winthrop, working in partnership with Blackwatch due to the Blacklight leak occurring outside the United States.
** A pair of agents from the Japanese Cabinet Intelligence and Investigation Office, covertly investigating the terrorist incidents Blackwatch has been using to cover up their attempts to kill Lio.
** The Three Kings, a shadowy group of conspirators named after the Three Wise Men of Biblical tradition.
** Several members of the Alba family, who provide the main vehicle for the introduction of...
** Áki Weisstein, a Swedish Magus who worked at [[ThoseWackyNazis Stutthof Concentration Camp]] during World War 2, fled to the United States before Germany's defeat, and was the original creator of the REDLIGHT virus.
* PaintingTheMedium: PARIAH speaks '''entirely in bold'''. That is, the PARIAH who commands the Three Kings does this. The one who's in a bunker underneath Vandenberg Air Force Base only does it on occasion.
** Occasionally, certain words or phrases in Lio's dialogue or narration will be '''in bold'''. [[spoiler: According to WordOfGod, this represents the violent impulses of his origin intruding on his thought processes]].
* OutsideContextVillain: All over the place. Blackwatch is ruthlessly efficient at dealing with scientific monsters, but aren't prepared to deal with supernatural elements. Likewise, most of the characters from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' lack the resources to really oppose an organized military. Lio is this for ''everyone'' as nobody, except perhaps PARIAH and the Three Kings, saw his transformation coming.
* PersonalHorror
* ReferenceOverdosed: Lio's narration becomes this more and more over time, as he acquires more memories (mainly from Blackwatch soldiers).
** Touko tends to do this as well, though to a lesser extent.
* ShoutOut: Loads of them.
** The title of the story itself is one, to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Much of Lio's internal monologue.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Lio's transformation is this to Araya Souren's plan from canon.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Lio, as a result of having his Origin awakened in the backstory. They're retro-reflective, like cat's eyes, and several characters remark on how creepy this is.
* TalkingToThemself: Lio does this in his narration ''all the time''. It's usually presented as lines alternating between normal text and ''italics''.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Implied to be the reason why Lio ran away on impulse the moment he saw Shiki in ''Ahnenerbe''.
* WebcomicTime: The story began in late March of 2012. As of late April 2014, 22 hours and 30 minutes have elapsed.
* WordSalad: Lio lapses into this in his narration when he's either extremely upset, injured, or Blacklight is doing something cool.
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