''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5930690/1/Radiant_Sacrifice Radiant Sacrifice]]'', by [=MechaUltimaZero=]

This is an AU Franchise/{{Digimon}} fic, centering on the author's alternate take on the Royal Knights. While set in its own universe, there are nods to being in the ''extremely'' far future of ''Adventure'' and ''Adventure 02''.
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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: Chapter 4, a peek into the dark mind of Beelzemon.
* {{Adorkable}}: Gallantmon, when speaking with and thinking about Sakuyamon.
--> '''Gallantmon:''' (thinking to himself): This is my chance to get some points! Not that this is a game or anything, but [[BreakingTheFourthWall you understand what I mean, right?]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: It's mentioned in the first chapter that, apparently, Gallantmon is an outcast among most mons aside from the Royal Knights, [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch as a result of being]] [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a Virus Digimon]].
* AlternateUniverseFic
* {{Angst}}: Magnamon, largely because of [[LoveTropes Love]].
* AntiHero: Beelzemon]. Loves trolling his comrades and gives Magnamon a ''brutal'' HannibalLecture, but given that he ''is'' a member of the Royal Knights and they all seem to genuinely trust him with their secrets to some extent, he does appear to ultimately be on the side of good.
** As of Chapter 4, the author seems to be trying to paint him as a JerkassWoobie NinetiesAntiHero.
** And on another note, Magnamon himself. On the surface and to the world at large, he appears to be a KnightInShiningArmor; [[HiddenDepths in reality, though]], he [[GoodIsNotNice acts much differently]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Royal Knights. The higher up in the chain of command, the more likely they are to kick your ass.
** Beelzemon [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]] with regards to the Demon Lords, even mentioning that "authority and asskicking go hand-in-hand."
** On the heroes's side, it even extends beyond the Knights, with Beelzemon mentioning that [[BigGood Seraphimon]] is perhaps the most powerful beings he's ever run across.
* AxeCrazy: Lucemon.
* {{Badass}}: ''All'' of the Royal Knights. On a more villainous side, Lucemon definitely counts as well.
* BadassBoast: Magnamon gets one in the second chapter before duking it out with Alphamon.
* BerserkButton: Magnamon appears to have a few minor ones, like being overly intrusive in his private business, stalking him, sneaking up on him, normal things. However, a ''major'' one is pushed ''hard'' when he encounters [[{{Mook}} Hemlock]] [[PunnyName the Woodmon]], a Digi-Egg trafficker, and [[LudicrousGibs gibs him]]. Bear in mind that in this world, that's the equivalent of [[AdultFear kidnapping children and then selling them to the highest bidder]].
* CrapsackWorld: Seems like it's shaping up to be one.
* CrazyPrepared: Lucemon. Just in the event of enemy infiltration, he converts his factory into a giant gas chamber that's always turned on to permeate a ''virus'' through the air, and simply immunizes his workers against it.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[{{Mook}} Hemlock]] suffers a brutal one. [[LudicrousGibs Magnamon basically makes him]] ''[[LudicrousGibs explode]]''.
-->'''Magnamon:''' ''I make certain he'll never separate an egg from its family again. ... [[BondOneLiner In other news today, it's raining wood chips]].''
* DarkerAndEdgier: Has a sort of Film Noir-style tone to it, and it keeps getting Darker still as the series goes on.
** It's [[UpToEleven even worse than]] ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]''.
* DeaderThanDead: Belphemon's fate at the hands of Beelzemon.
* {{Expy}}: Beelzemon, of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]]. And he's one of the good guys.
** Also Belphemon Rage Mode, of a more bestial version of TheIncredibleHulk.
* ForTheEvulz: Beelzemon reveals in his narration that this was one of his motivations in [[HannibalLecture talking Magnamon into a near-coma]] two chapters prior. He also remarks that while he believes amusement to be a very good excuse for tormenting people, however, he did have other reasons beside that.
* FromBadToWorse: Steadily gets worse, and Magnamon refers to the trope at one point.
* GoodIsNotNice: Alphamon and Magnamon. In the latter's case, it ''almost'' borders on LightIsNotGood from time to time.
** In the case of Beelzemon, one almost wonders if there's any "good" ''at all'', or if it's just some kind of ''really'' long-standing EnemyMine.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Magnamon makes a [[WhenTreesAttack Woodmon]] {{mook}} ''explode''. Only two sentences are said about it, and both are pretty tame.
* HannibalLecture: [[{{Troll}} Beel]][[AntiHero zemon]] gives Magnamon a ''scathing'' one in the second chapter, hitting on some of the latter's deepest fears about himself.
* HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: The leader of the Demon Lords, or at least Beelzemon hates him so much that he refuses to provide a name. If it keeps with any of the {{canon}} though, it's probably [[spoiler:Daemon]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with [[AntiHero Magnamon]] and [[KnightTemplar Alphamon]]. Played completely straight with [[BigGood Seraphimon and Ophanimon]], though.
* {{Jerkass}}: Beelzemon, natch.
** JerkassWoobie: When you get inside his head, he seems to have a fair bit of this, too.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Subverted/deconstructed with Magnamon. On the outside, he looks the part ''[[ChromeChampion perfectly]]'', and even tries to act it in public... [[WhatYouAreInTheDark but when alone with his enemy]], he's definitely a Type III or IV AntiHero, and Beelzemon accuses him of being a ''Type V''. Perhaps the only straight example of a Royal Knight introduced so far is Gallantmon.
** KnightInSourArmor
* KnightTemplar: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with, using Alphamon]]. He's LawfulNeutral. Really, the only thing keeping him from being LawfulGood is that he becomes paranoid ''far'' too easily, and has no problem using JackBauerInterrogationTechnique on ''one of his own subordinates'' if they do something notably [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out of character]]. In the chapter ''after'' that, though, upon recovering from said subordinate [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown utterly kicking his ass]], he staunchly ''refuses'' to name the mon who defeated him, and then logically explains that said mon isn't a security threat.
** In Chapter 4, he gets another appearance, although it's from [[ADayInTheLimelight Beelzemon's perspective]]. Although Alphamon seems to be cemented as valuing Law over Goodness, this latest appearance paints him as being more firmly LawfulNeutral.
* LargeHam: '''Lucemon''', and perhaps moreso Beelzemon.
** Gallantmon, but only when speaking YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. The rest of the time, he's actually more of TheQuietOne, or at least normal.
* LightIsGood: Seraphimon and Ophanimon.
* LightningBruiser: Magnamon himself is one, but Alphamon takes it to a [[UpToEleven whole new extreme]] - his "Alpha [=InForce=]" is evidently some sort of [[TimeMaster time compression]], enabling his body to move ''faster than his own senses allow him to perceive''.
* LudicrousGibs: See CruelAndUnusualDeath above.
* NiceGuy: Gallantmon.
* NighInvulnerable: Some of the Royal Knights have unique powers - Alphamon is LightningBruiser incarnate, Omnimon appears to have some degree of {{Clairvoyance}}, and when Magnamon's armor [[TurnsRed Shines Gold]], he becomes NighInvulnerable.
* NightmareFuel: An InUniverse example, and PlayedForLaughs as well - [[BigGood Seraphimon]] is arguably the most [[PhysicalGod powerful]] Digimon that [[NinetiesAntiHero Beelzemon]] has ever met. He is also, unquestionably, [[NiceGuy the nicest]]. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood This utterly terrifies Beelzemon.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After stressing himself out and having a few BerserkButtons tread on, Magnamon goes ''[[UnstoppableRage apeshit]]'' and gives [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Alphamon]] - someone he's ''never'' beaten before in training - a ''horrific'' beating, and comes within a hair of ''killing'' him before [[HeelRealization regaining]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone his senses]].
** Beelzemon gives Belphemon a variation on this trope centered on NoKillLikeOverkill - a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No Holds Barred]] [[WaveMotionGun Wave-Motion]] ''BeamSpam''.
* NotSoDifferent: Pretty much the theme of Beelzemon's HannibalLecture.
** Beelzemon even goes so far as to take this line of thought with Alphamon and himself, although in a different and more sympathetic way.
-->'''Beelzemon:''' (narrating) "Suddenly, it occurs to me that maybe [[JerkassWoobie we're both just fucked-up in the head and trying to deal with the world and our own neuroses as best we can]]."
* ObfuscatingInsanity: BeneathTheMask, Beelzemon's not as AxeCrazy in his head as he acts. Still a massive prick, though.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Of the Royal Knights that we've seen, this is definitely the perspective of Magnamon and Alphamon.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Possibly [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] somewhat. Beelzemon [[DiscussedTrope muses to himself about this]], trying to figure out how it works. Given that EvilCannotComprehendGood, he decides that TheHero being a genuine NiceGuy to his ''[[FriendlyEnemy freaking enemy]]'' in the midst of battle (at least in his own case) borders on UncannyValley, which creeps the villain out so much that it compromises their ability to fight.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge "LUCEMON! I WILL HUNT YOU AND YOUR KAIZERS DOWN, AND I WILL FUCKING KILL EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU!"]]
* PsychoForHire: Lucemon comes off as this.
* TheRashomon: May not quite be an example, but each chapter - in some instances, subsequent scenes within a chapter - are told by a different character. Thus far, the only mons to get ''significant'' screentime are ([[TheProtagonist of course]]) Magnamon and [[ADayInTheLimelight Beelzemon]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The King and Queen of the Celestial Kingdom, Seraphimon and Ophanimon. Within the Knights, Alphamon ''would'' be, except that he's far too paranoid.
* RefugeInAudacity: [[SecretKeeper In keeping his word to maintain Magnamon's secret]], Beelzemon concocts a completely bullshit story to hide the latter's wherabouts, saying that Magnamon is at a funeral of his uncle... named ''Ralphmon''.
** CrowningMomentOfFunny: What's more.... [[FacePalm Everyone falls for it]].
* ScheduleSlip: [=MechaUltimaZero=] is generally known by his fans for [[RuleOfThree three things]]: high quality writing, ''really'' inventive AlternateUniverse ideas, and a ''notoriously'' horrible update schedule.
* ShoutOut
-->'''Beelzemon:''' "[[MemeticMutation POINT BLANK]], [[Film/RebuildOfEvangelion SHITHEAD]]!!"
** There is also an InUniverse WizardOfOz reference.
* SirSwearsALot: Beelzemon, particularly in [[FirstPersonSmartass his narration]].
* StealthHiBye: Sakuyamon gets the drop on Gallantmon in this way, although she kind of stops at the "hi" part.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Beelzemon. Although he seems to be more of an Anti-Hero.
* TrapMaster: Lucemon.
* [[TurnsRed Shines Gold]]: Magnamon's armor. When it actually ''fails'' to shine in the third chapter, it's his first indication that something is ''terribly wrong''.
** Actually, it's somewhat ambiguous whether Magnamon's NighInvulnerability falls under this or some sort of SuperMode, given that he can apparently use it at will.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Beelzemon references this trope by ''name'' in his HannibalLecture.
--> '''Beelzemon:''' "YOU CAN'T HIDE WHAT YOU ARE IN THE DARK! NOT FROM ME! NOT ANYMORE!"
* WorldOfBadass: The main characters are Royal Knights, and the first real villain who's introduced is the freaking ''BigBad'' from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Gallantmon gets in on a little of this, but [[ObfuscatingStupidity not all the time]]. When the story briefly shifts to his perspective in the first chapter, he [[BeneathTheMask thinks using normal English]], and when Sakuyamon gets the drop on him, he speaks normally as well.
* YinYangBomb: Lucemon fights this way, as he did in Anime/DigimonFrontier.
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