[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5088534/1/Pride_Comes_Before_The_Fall Pride Comes Before The Fall]] is a fanfiction written by Snafu the Great (the writer of {{Fanfic/Evangelion Gear}}). The plot follows Ranma being forsaken by his parents, the Tendous and the Chinese Amazons following a rematch with Herb which results in Ranma getting his curse locked in (thanks to outside interference from Ryouga and Mousse).

Suffice to say, Ranma does not take this very well. She snaps and proceeds to maim Genma, as well as brutally beating down the Amazons, Ryouga Hibiki, as well as Soun and Akane Tendou. Just as Ranma is about to kill Genma, she is blasted out of the compound by Ryouga's Shishi Hokoudan. Following this incident, Nodoka and Genma adopts Ryouga and shifts the engagement onto him, and the Amazons have a death sentence on Ranma's head.

However, Ranma has other plans for all involved. With the blessings of Happousai, he declares a blood feud on his former family, the Tendous, the Musk and Jokuetsuzoku. It is not pretty for all parties involved.

!!Tropes regarding this fic are:
* AccidentalPublicConfession: In the alternate ending, [[spoiler: it is revealed that Akane conspired with Ryouga and Mousse to screw Ranma over during his rematch with Herb. Because of this, it is Akane, not Ranma who gets disowned.]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish[=/=]EvilerThanThou: Nabiki vs. [[{{Yakuza}} the Tsubaki Society.]] Nabs loses.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: The town of Nerima throws a party after Nabiki is convicted and sent to prison.
* AnyoneCanDie: And they certainly do.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: The title to the fanfic is a shortened version of Proverbs 16:18. The verse is seen in its entirety before the story begins.
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: Soun when he finally snaps under pressure and tries to kill Akane.]]
** [[spoiler:InsaneEqualsViolent]]
* AxesAtSchool: The Fuurinkan Kendo Club is carrying live steel.
* {{Badass}}[=/=]DarkActionGirl: Ranma.
* BadassGrandpa[=/=]NeverMessWithGranny: Shinji and Chiyaki Himura.
* BatmanGambit: How Ranma ''destroys'' Soun and Akane. It is a moment of great and terrifying beauty.
* BattleAura: If Ranma's aura is red, bad things will happen.
* BerserkButton: Congratulations to the Chinese Amazons, the Tendous and Saotomes for causing Ranma to snap and open a can of whup-ass upon abandoning him.
* BestServedCold: Cold enough to give a penguin in the South Pole pause for concern. Ranma lies in wait just long enough for her former family and friends to begin to think she's either forgotten about them, started to move on or gotten herself killed. Then the terror begins.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ranma, natch.
** Not just Ranma. Tofuu is not to be messed with.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Nabiki prefers the term 'mutual agreement.' It still gets her into trouble.
* BondOneLiner: Ranma, after killing Mousse. Can also count as a shout-out to The Transporter.
-->Ranma: “Don't worry about him, Doctor. He's dead to the world.”
* BreakTheCutie: Kasumi gets dumped by Tofuu in the aftermath of Ranma being disowned.
* BreakTheHaughty: Good Lord, Nodoka and Nabiki. Especially Nabiki. [[spoiler: What makes it even worse is that Ranma did not have a hand in Nabiki's downfall. Also, Cologne upon seeing Shampoo die.]]
* BullyingADragon: And this is what happens when the dragon finally decides [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he's had enough.]]
** DoNotTauntCthulhu
** UnderestimatingBadassery
* BurnBabyBurn: [[spoiler:Ranma burns the Tendou home and dojo with matches, broken wood and sake while an AxCrazy Soun is trying to kill a gender-bent Akane.]]
* ChunkySalsa: The end result of Cologne [[spoiler: using the Breaking Point on an incoming RPG.]]
* CruelMercy: Ranma's method for dealing with Soun Tendou? [[spoiler: Letting him watch as everything is taken from him. Very effective.]] His method of dealing with Genma also qualifies, [[spoiler: as he locks in his curse via the Cat's Tongue...after he tortures him using the Cat-Fu training method (tossing him into a pit of starving cats repeatedly).]]
* CurbStompBattle: Ranma in the beginning, until Ryouga's Shishi Hokoudan blasts him out of Nerima, and the Chinese Army invading the Musks and Amazons.
* DarkFic: Also HateFic, complete with CharacterDerailment, as [[WordOfGod noted by the author.]]
* DeathbedConfession: Inverted with Ranma and Mousse. [[spoiler: After Ranma kills Mousse, she confesses that she was the one responsible for sending the Musk after the Joketsuzoku.]]
* DirtyCop: Yuria Shiro, of the Tokyo Police Department. She is on the payroll of the Tsubaki Society.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Ranma is a master of this.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: A female Amazon exercises the [[MurderTheHypotenuse 'obstacle']] rule against a Communist Party member she was pursuing by killing his wife and daughter. [[{{Deconstruction}} Unfortunately for her,]] this is while Ranma is exacting his vengeance. [[spoiler:He gives the Chinese Army the location of the Village and [[KillItWithFire they BOMB it.]]]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The Kunous – Tatewaki, Kodachi and Kunou-Kouchou (Principal Kunou). [[spoiler: Ranma uses his connections to rob them of their wealth, which leads to Kodachi using her poisonous plants to commit suicide, as well as killing her father. Kunou survives, but is brain-dead.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: Soun.
* EatenAlive: Ryouga Hibiki's fate...[[spoiler: after Ranma locked in his curse with the Preservation Ladle, took him to a zoo, and tossed him into the Siberian Tiger Exhibit.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Tsubaki Society does not participate in murder or drug trafficking. However, political corruption, gambling, and prostitution is okay.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Holy shit. [[spoiler: Shampoo gets her throat ripped out by a Musk warrior, Cologne gets blown to bits by an R.P.G., Ryouga gets turned into a pig and thrown into a Siberian Tiger exhibit in the zoo, Mousse gets mauled by Mint and Lime and later killed by Ranma.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: Double-whammy for Genma, [[spoiler: first he gets crippled and later, gets his cursed locked in. For Akane, she gets cursed with water from Nannichuan and get her cursed locked in.]]
** Considering Nabiki's canon personality, becoming a SexSlave is a fate worse than death for her.
* [[spoiler:GenderBender: Akane doesn't take being curse-locked as a man very well.]]
** YouAreWhatYouHate
* HumiliationConga: Those who lived.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The Amazon Village is destroyed by an airstrike by the Army.]]
* KilledOffForReal: Holy Crap.
* LastDance: More like a BOOM for Cologne.
* MakeSureHesDead: Ranma does this to Mousse. [[spoiler: After Mousse dies of fright, she uses a pressure point to cause his heart to explode. Dead to the world indeed.]]
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Nabiki, via PsychoSerum. Besides it making her Gendo's willing sex slave, her mind and IQ degrades to that of a common prostitute.]]
* NeverMyFault: The Tendous, the Saotomes, the Amazons and Ryouga try to their hardest to invoke this.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:[[GenderBender Akane-kun]] doesn't stand a chance against [[UnstoppableRage Ranma]]]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Ranma is a master of this, as Genma tells the others. Too bad it bites them all on the ass after they abandon him. Ranma himself confirms this to Nabiki after she is convicted.
* PastVictimShowcase: Played horrifically straight with what was left of Ryouga's bandanna after the tiger ate him.
* PyrrhicVictory: The Chinese Amazons manage to force the invading Musk soldiers back, but not before losing a sizable number of warriors, as well as Shampoo.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Cologne turns Mousse into Peking Duck in the alternate ending.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Ranma's blood feud on the Tendous, the Saotomes and the Chinese Amazons.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Kasumi is smart enough to get the hell out of town once it's clear that the Tendous are finished. Genma attempts this, but Ranma catches up to him soon afterward. Ranma lets Kasumi leave, though, since Kasumi (unlike Genma) admits that she did wrong and Ranma overhears her saying so.
* SexSlave: Nabiki Tendou's fate while imprisoned.
* ShoutOut: Two from Fallout 3. Plenty from other references. Two that stand out are from VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} where Nodoka and Akane rant like Jamie and the Mad Preacher respectively.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Death or life, whichever Ranma left his victim with, he made sure they got it A LOT.
* TookALevelInBadass: Ranma, full stop.
* TheDogBitesBack: Ranma. And how.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ranma gives one to Nabiki before she gets sent to prison.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: ''Completely'' subverted. See NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and CurbStompBattle.
* TheUndead: Ryouga ends up as a shibito. Also counts as a shout-out to Forbidden Siren.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Ryouga and Mousse. Genma [[WhatTheHellHero calls them both out on this.]]
* WatchingTroyBurn: The Chinese Army [[spoiler: raze the Joketsuzoku Village to the ground and destroy the Musk Dynasty with an airstrike.]] The destruction of the Tendou compound also qualifies.
* {{Yakuza}}: The Tsubaki Society. [[spoiler: The second-in-command is Tofuu's Aunt. And she is not very happy with Nabiki trying to blackmail Tofuu in taking Kasumi back.]]
* YouWillBeSpared: Ukyo. Because she [[HeelRealization expresses]] [[TheAtoner regret]] for what happened, Kasumi also gets off relatively lightly.