Even when she realized that her relationship with Gendo wasn't all she once thought it was, Ritsuko felt powerless to change anything. When she happens to find a certain insect shaped artifact, however, the equation changes. Drastically.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5128529/1/Superwomen-of-Eva-2-Blue-Defiance Superwomen of Eva 2: Blue Defiance]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1615106/Mike313 Mike313]] is a ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' story starring [[MadScientist Dr. Ritsuko Akagi]] as the ComicBook/BlueBeetle.

During the Sahaquiel fight, [[MadScientist Dr. Ritsuko Akagi]] realizes her life has reached a dead end. While driving home, she gets hit with a series of minor inconveniences -- including a flat tire, a missing jack, and a malfunctioning lighter -- and finds a damaged [[ClingyMacguffin alien superweapon]] that binds with her overnight. After some thought, and appreciating the power it gives, Ritsuko resolves to stop [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] as the ComicBook/BlueBeetle.

Currently under construction. Please add tropes as you see them!

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!!This ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva 2'' story contains examples of the following:

* AppliedPhlebotinum: Ritsuko uses [[spoiler:surviving Angel stems cells from Ireul to repair the Scarab.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The annihilator beam, first mentioned when Blue Beetle deals with some Yakuza.
** ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Blue Beetle [[WeaponizedTeleportation teleports Zeruel to Mercury]] but is unable to finish it off. WordOfGod confirmed at the end of that very chapter that we'll be seeing it again.]]
* CityOfAdventure: Tokyo-3, of course, complete with a part of town on the WrongSideOfTheTracks, and at least one other superwoman, [[spoiler:[[Fanfic/SOE2EmeraldCourage Green Lantern]].]]
* ClingyMacguffin: The Scarab, of course.
** PoweredArmor: When the Scarab is "active."
*** ImmuneToBullets: Though they still hurt.
*** PowerGivesYouWings: The Scarab's particular flavor of {{Flight}}.
*** SuperStrength: A natural part of the FlyingBrick package.
** SwissArmySuperpower: The Scarab has this in spades:
*** {{BFG}}: The Scarab claims it ''always'' has a bigger gun, including one stated to be so powerful that it would destroy at least 80% of Japan as ''collateral damage''. [[UpToEleven And implies that it keeps going up from there]].
*** DisintegratorRay: The aptly-named annihilator beam "breaks normal organics down into their component atoms."
*** {{Intangibility}} and {{Invisibility}}: Via altering vibrational frequency.
*** StunGuns: The suppression beam.
* {{Cyberspace}}: How Ritsuko deals with [[spoiler:Ireul, with the Scarab's help.]]
* DeusAngstMachina: In the prologue, Ritsuko realizes her life has fallen to this.
* DrunkWithPower: Ritsuko's first flight and having the Yakuza afraid of her pushes Ritsuko a little into this territory.
* ForWantOfANail: There are strong hints that this story diverges from ''Fanfic/SOE2EmeraldCourage'' on the simple fact that [[spoiler:Misato is not going {{Shotacon}} for Shinji. In ''Fanfic/SOE2EmeraldCourage'', Misato shows an attraction to Shinji early on and is more fed up with Kaji than in canon, so she ends up using her power ring to slam the elevator doors in his face shortly before the BigBlackout that coincided with Matarael's attack, and she takes that opportunity to defeat Matarael. After proving that her ring can take the fight to the Angels, she resigns her position as Tactical Operations Director. In ''Blue Defiance'', she did not use her ring to slam the doors in Kaji's face and was then trapped in the elevator with Kaji, preventing her from facing Matarael, and because she didn't get the chance to face an Angel, she kept her position as Tactical Operations Director. In ''Fanfic/SOE2EmeraldCourage'', Kaji replaced Misato and ordered an evacuation when Sahaquiel arrived rather than having the Evas try to catch it; here, Misato used the same plan as in [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion canon]], which directly resulted in the Scarab being where it was for Ritsuko to pick it up.]] However, ''Blue Defiance'' has yet to specifically mention [[Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton Power Girl, Supergirl]], or [[Fanfic/SOE2AmazingAmazon Wonder Girl]], who are present in ''Fanfic/SOE2EmeraldCourage'', and it remains to be seen (though seems unlikely) if Gendo still got his hands on [[spoiler:a yellow power ring]].
* [[spoiler:FugitiveArc: After the WhamEpisode.]]
* GodzillaThreshold: Blue Beetle apparently has determined her situation has crossed this after the WhamEpisode, as she then proceeds to [[spoiler:attack Seele and destroy the Mass Production Evas directly.]]
* HeroicComedicSociopath: The Scarab is a PsychopathicManchild BloodKnight that firmly believes ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and doesn't understand why Ritsuko doesn't want to use a DisintegratorRay against some {{Yakuza}} [[{{Mooks}} enforcers]].
* [[spoiler:HeroWithBadPublicity: As a consequence of the WhamEpisode.]]
* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: The Scarab, again.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: The Scarab and [[spoiler:[[Fanfic/SOE2EmeraldCourage Misato's]] GreenLanternRing retain their comic book counterparts' animosity toward each other,]] leading to this trope.
* MamaBear: Misato to Shinji.
* MoralityChain: Ritsuko is this to the Scarab.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Thanks to the Scarab.
* MythologyGag: It's rather appropriate that a major plot of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle story is a [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice PR war]].
* OhCrap: Very, ''very'' [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when Ritsuko realizes she has to face down [[spoiler:Bardiel in control of both [[HumongousMecha Unit 03]] ''and'' Misato's GreenLanternRing, without hurting either [[HumanShield Toji or Misato]] ''and'' without any Evangelion support whatsoever.]]
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: The Scarab, at first.
* ProfessionalKiller: At Seele's urging, Gendo hires [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson]]]] to dispose of Blue Beetle.
* ProjectedMan: Ritsuko uses one built with Scarab technology to help maintain her SecretIdentity.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. [[spoiler:Initially [[AvertedTrope averted]] when Ritsuko signs up with the JSSDF as Blue Beetle to be their anti-Angel weapon and shares technology from the Scarab, the aversion is then subverted when Deathstroke's attack and the events of the WhamEpisode result in the destruction or grounding of most of the vehicles outfitted with Scarab technology.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Ritsuko only manages to fill up the whiteboard before Misato interrupts her.
* RunningGag: The Scarab's ''repeated'' suggestions that they kill Gendo.
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:Specifically, the alternate future Ritsuko saw in the memories of her AlternateUniverse counterpart, the Scarlet Scarab. Barely.]]
* SecretIdentity: Ritsuko has a much better grasp ''why'' she needs one than most of the Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:[[Fanfic/SOE2EmeraldCourage Misato]]]] and Ritsuko become this [[spoiler:to each other]].
* ShipTease: Between Ritsuko and Shinji.
* [[spoiler:VillainTeamUp: Between SEELE and the Reach.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Gendo and Nerv in a particularly notable example, as Ritsuko deliberately attempts to subvert this.
* VoidBetweenTheWorlds: [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/TheAuthority The Bleed]].]]
* WeaponizedTeleportation: How Blue Beetle defeats [[spoiler:[[TheJuggernaut Zeruel]].]]
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:When Gendo discovers Blue Beetle's SecretIdentity and reverses all the PR manipulation she's been working on in one fell swoop.]]
** [[spoiler: [[AlienInvasion The Reach have arrived]].]]
** [[spoiler: Terra and Deathstroke have captured the Blue Beetle and are going to deliver her to Gendo.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: The Scarab would ''really'' like to know.
* {{Yakuza}}: The Blue Beetle debuts against Yakuza who are set to [[MakeAnExampleOfThem make an example of someone]] who ignored their warning that it would be a ShameIfSomethingHappened to him.
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