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''Tails of the Old Republic'' is a crossover/ FusionFic based on Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic. First published in January of 2010 on DeviantArt by @/PyreVulpimorph, the story attempts to weave Miles "Tails" Prower from the Sonic 'verse into the narrative of Knights of the Old Republic, starring the Mobian fox boy as the PlayerCharacter.

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@/PyreVulpimorph's DeviantArt page can be found here: http://pyre-vulpimorph.deviantart.com/

[[http://pyre-vulpimorph.deviantart.com/art/SW-TotOR-001-Waking-Up-149897072 Chapter 001]]

[[http://pyre-vulpimorph.deviantart.com/art/SW-TotOR-Table-of-Contents-386969281 Complete (current) Table of Contents]]

For an image of Tails as (mostly) envisioned by the author, see ''[[http://pyre-vulpimorph.deviantart.com/art/Red-Hot-Fox-Boy-475134707 Red Hot Fox Boy]]''

[[http://undergr0undfurry.deviantart.com/art/Birthday-Gift-TotOR-Cover-Art-450598638 Cover art]] by Undergr0und Furry

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!! ''Tails of the Old Republic'' contains examples of:
* AcePilot: Tails had never ridden a Swoop Bike before, and although he struggled with with one at first, he could soon compete with the swoop racing champions of the Lower City of Taris.
* ActionGirl: Both Mission Vao and Bastila Shan qualify.
* AlternateContinuity: The Mobius Tails comes from takes elements from the American cartoons and comics, the Sega video games, and ''Anime/SonicX''.
* AnatomyArsenal: There's a ''reason'' Miles' [[MeaningfulName nickname]] is Tails!
** AbsurdlySharpBlade: Tails’ primary power, his tail-blades, can cut through both steel and monsters with ease. Said blades are nothing but his tail fur, but hardened and flattened into flexible blade-like ribbons!
** AdaptiveArmor: Related to the above, by powering up his tails, he can form nearly impenetrable barriers with them. Problem is, they don’t work so well against blasters or lightsabers.
** PrehensileTail: Both of them! Tails can exercise fine control over his namesakes like an extra pair of hands. Can overlap with CombatTentacles when he wants them to.
** TailSlap: When he just wants to painfully bludgeon you instead of slice you in half. Each two and a half meter-long appendage can whip you with the force of a truck.
** WhipSword: When in blade-mode, the boy’s tails are typically whip-like ribbons, not rigid swords.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Part of how Tails learns new tech. He could disassemble a headset and a blaster and even reconfigure them more to his liking just by studying them.
* ArmorIsUseless: Tails holds this opinion throughout much of his stay on Taris, believing armor would just slow him down without providing any real benefit. And seeing how both lightsabers and blaster bolts burn through anything not designed stop stop them, its practically [[JustifiedTrope justified]]. But after Kebla Yurt designs a custom-fitted armor kit for him, made from ''very'' tough and advanced ablative ceramics, Tails starts to see ''some'' benefit. [[spoiler:The armor saves Tails' life multiple times in his duel with Bendak.]]
* BadassBookworm: Tails the fox ''most definitely'' qualifies as this.
* BalloonBelly: Happens regularly when Tails stuffs himself food.
* BerserkButton: DO NOT hurt someone or even ''threaten'' them where Tails can see or hear. You ''will'' regret it.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Tails' namesakes are quite versatile in this story and form the center of his combat abilities.
* BigEater: Taken to RunningGag levels as he regularly stuffs himself whenever he can shovel food into his mouth. Carth Onasi [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this when he asks, "Were you ''chronically starved'' on your planet?!?"
* BreakTheCutie: Tails begins to suffer this as he experiences the death and destruction around him.
* ButIReadABookAboutIt: Tails being who he is, this is also how he learns. When confronted by all the shiny new tech the StarWars verse has to offer him, he seeks any and all technical documentation he can find. When Zelka Forn gives him the docs on some medical equipment, Tails squees so hard.
* CantCatchUp: How Tails compares himself to his friends and allies back on Mobius, much to his frustration. [[spoiler:It's what lead him to install the cybernetic augmentations in his body]]
* CarnivoreConfusion: Discussed by Tails and Carth.
* CartoonyTail: Two of them, of course. In this story, now that he's a teenager, they've grown to ''twice'' the length of his own body.
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: After Sarna invites Tails to a late-night Sith party, the party goes bad. Tails smacks at least one Sith with a chair.
* ChickMagnet: Chapter 005 describes in great detail what adolescence has done to Tails' body. While still short and wiry by Human standards, Tails is now ''much'' taller and more muscular than before. Think 'highly athletic teenager' and you're on the right track. Tails gets hit on by multiple characters, much to his confusion and embarrassment.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Tails' perennial MO, with him even referring to the trope by name. It very nearly gets him killed, and Carth Onasi calls him out on it during a TimedMission.
* CruelMercy: Tails planned to [[spoiler:defeat Bendak]], keep him alive, and have him go to jail for the rest of his life. [[spoiler:Bendak instead]] decides to pull a TakingYouWithMe and activates a bomb in his armor...
* {{Cyborg}}: [[spoiler:Tails is one, by his own choice. He has reinforced bones, organ function monitors/regulators, {{nanomachines}}, and a secondary neural network.]]
* DamselInDistress: How Tails initially views Bastila. She gets out on her own. [[UngratefulBitch Couldn't admit]] she needed help, though.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Tails' backstory is much more brutal and violent than in the SEGA games.
** DarkAndTroubledPast: Tails slowly drops hints that, while he tries to be a moral and upstanding guy, his record isn't entirely squeaky-clean. After waking up in the abandoned apartment on Taris, we get our first glimpse that Tails [[TheseHandsHaveKilled has killed before]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Both Tails and Carth Onasi have their moments.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Bastila. She even stops Carth from laying too hard into Tails after [[spoiler:the duel with Bendak]].
* EatTheBomb: In his [[spoiler:duel with Bendak]], Tails suffers from the effects of multiple [[EarAche sonic grenades]] thrown at him. Retreating from them and even plugging his ears does absolutely nothing to lessen their damage. But then he gets the idea to use his {{Hammerspace}} -- when one sonic grenade gets chucked his way, he lashes his tail at it, not to destroy it or slap it away, but ''absorb'' it. Given the [[YearInsideHourOutside stasis-like]] nature of Tails' {{Hammerspace}}, he gets a day or two to dispose of it before it blows up.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Tails thinks back to several occasions where Robotnik tried to control forces beyond his ken and failed, like Perfect Chaos, Tabuu and Dark Gaia.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Tails. Justified due to the fact that he has abnormally strong stomach acid, [[spoiler:cybernetic implants in his digestive system]], and gut flora he genetically engineered. He does however have some issues with too much starch and sugar, and can't really eat chocolate due to the risk of theobromine poisoning.
* FantasticFightingStyle: Tails’ own, self-taught battle techniques, honed and refined after a decade of experience fighting Eggman’s robotic armies alongside Sonic. Also, the seven lightsaber forms of the Jedi.
* FurryConfusion
* GoodIsNotSoft: Tails would rather [[ThouShaltNotKill avoid killing you if he can help it]]. However, he might just break every bone in your body to stop you.
* GRatedDrug: Chocolate is a controlled substance on Mobius.
* JackOfAllStats: Tails isn't as fast as Sonic, as strong as Knuckles, etc.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Mobians view the hands and feet as the most private parts of the body, and thus covering them is a top priority, everything else being a matter of personal preference. Tails has to subvert this by wearing clothes though.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: More than one rakghoul in the Undercity met this fate.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Used and [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] by Tails, much to Carth's bewilderment. Tails basically carries a portable pocket dimension in his tails, and he even ''calls it'' [[HyperspaceArsenal Hyperspace Inventory]] (though he did call it Hammerspace at one time due to Amy's pulling her Piko Piko Hammer out of her pocket dimension)! Carth Onasi eventually dubs it "tailspace". Apparently time moves slower in it.
* HatesBeingTouched: Or rather, hates being touched ''without having given permission.'' Tails notes that he ''likes'' female contact, but he hates it when random females start touching him in random places without his prior authorization. Which leads to a [[HilarityEnsues hilarious moment]] when he catches someone snuggled against him while sleeping.
--> Tails (in his head): ''"AAAAAAUGH! [[spoiler:MISSION'S]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext SPOONING MEEEEEEE!!]]"''
* HealingFactor: Even without the Power Rings from his home, Tails can still heal fairly quickly from traumatic injury. His healing factor can be overwhelmed, however, and it does scavenge healthy tissue if there’s not enough free protein and calories in him to go around. Tails’ BigEater habits are more than justified because of this.
* HeliCritter: Of course. In here, Tails has two {{flight}} modes: his general-purpose 'helicopter mode' that has great versatility and a top speed of about 200 MPH, and a much faster and energy-intensive 'turbofan mode' (similar to a jet engine) that can propel him up to 600 MPH or higher. Carth lampshades how absurd this is when Tails carries him down to the Undercity.
** HelicopterBlender: What do you get when you combine a HeliCritter with AbsurdlySharpBlade? ''This'' trope. Some rakghouls found out the gory way in Taris’ Undercity.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After Bendak blows himself up]], Tails flees back to the hideout and curls up into a ball until the others arrive.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: How Tails rationalizes [[spoiler:killing to survive or to save his friends.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Rakghouls? Meet the pointy end of the fox’s tail-blades. [[spoiler:Also, Bendak Starkiller gets taken down with a stab through both his lungs.]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Tail-blades, ''how do they work?!'' Also, all Jedi by default.
* InfoDump: Consciously avoided by the author throughout the fanfic’s run, with tidbits of information about Tails’ backstory and the world he’s now in being delivered chapter by chapter. Then, in Chapter 044, Bastila delivers a 750-word rundown of the seven lightsaber combat forms. This was immediately lampshaded by the author in the description box. Justified, perhaps, by Tails' natural curiosity on the subject.
-->Pyre-Vulpimorph: This might be my first chapter I've written an actual ''infodump''.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Tails can't remember anything between leaving his home planet Mobius and waking up aboard the ''Endar Spire''. He estimates about six months of memories are missing. Having no clue how or why he left Mobius to fight for some inter-planetary government he knows nothing about causes him no end of consternation.
* MadeOfIron: Tails take heaps of abuse and keeps on trucking.
* MoodWhiplash: The author can shift from dark and serious subject matter to HilarityEnsues in the span of a ''paragraph.''
* MrFanservice: ''TAILS'' of all people. Not even two weeks on Taris, and at least four females fall for him. He handles it with all the (lack of) grace you’d expect of a teenage boy. By the way the author describes him, Tails is supposed to be this for the audience as well. One image the author has is even titled ''[[http://pyre-vulpimorph.deviantart.com/art/Red-Hot-Fox-Boy-475134707 Red Hot Fox Boy]].''
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Let’s see, two arms, two legs, and oh yeah, two tails of ''spinny, whippy death!''
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Tails' reaction to [[spoiler:killing the Sith troopers aboard the ''Endar Spire''.]]
* NeckSnap: In the sewers of Taris, [[spoiler:Tails had no choice but to dispatch a Gamorrean this way. Tails also suffers brutally realistic one in a nightmare aboard Revan’s flagship!]]
* NightmareSequence: Several.
** [[FlashbackNightmare In the very first chapter]], a young and weak Miles Prower battles the [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Egg Walker]], taking traumatic injury. It solidifies his status as a {{Determinator}} and forms his EstablishingCharacterMoment for the whole series.
** In Chapter 017, Tails has a brief happy memory with his parents, then degrades 'like a corroded video tape in an old cassette player with scratchy heads' as his [[ParentalAbandonment parents vanish]] and he's attacked by the [[VideoGame/TailsAdventure Battle Kukku Army]].
** A particularly trippy one in Chapter 038 symbolizes his insecurities and his separation from his childhood friends.
** In Chapter 040, Tails remembers what he believes to be the final assault on Eggman's fortress, only for the dream to glitch out wildly, putting Tails [[spoiler:on Revan's flagship just moments before Malak's betrayal.]]
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:How Bastila finishes Brejik.]]
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: When Tails was on Earth he was awarded eleven [=PhDs=] and eight master’s degrees in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics, with some minoring in biotechnology and cybernetics.
* OneHitPointWonder: Averted for Tails in this series; he takes damage like anyone else does. He starts pining for Power Rings as his injuries start piling up, though.
* ParentalAbandonment: Tails notes his parents vanished when he was very young, and only recently did he discover their names were Rosemary and Amadeus Prower. No one knows what happened to them.
** ParentalSubstitute: Sonic filled this void for Tails. He was the one person there for him while growing up and fighting Robotnik.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Tails is barely four feet tall (125 cm) and a hundred and ten pounds (50 kg), but he’s the single fastest and second-strongest member of the party (after [[TheBigGuy Zaalbar]]) and can kill you with a mere ''touch'' of his long, whip-like namesakes… like slicing you in half. Failing that, Tails can easily break all your bones with conventional melee tactics.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Tails has been aged to 14 years old here, up from his canonical age of 8.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Tails is much stronger and tougher here than is implied in the games or other media he regularly features in, though this is justified due to both him being older and [[spoiler:him making himself a {{Cyborg}}]].
* PunctuatedPounding: Deep in the Black Vulkar base, Tails & Co. fight one last battle to retrieve the stolen swoop bike accelerator. After a brutal melee with Kandon’s bodyguard, Tails finally finishes her by rearranging her face.
--> Tails: "Now! Sit! Still! And! ''Take! Your! Lumps!”''
* ReluctantWarrior: Tails
* ProductPlacement: Invoked in-universe by Kebla Yurt when Tails buys armor for [[spoiler:his duel with Bendak.]] Tails lampshades this.
* ScarsAreForever: Tails' body is a circuit board of old bullet wounds and lacerations, and he knows them all by "date, opponent, and serial number". To him, his scars are much like the medals pinned to a soldier's uniform. Unlike Sonic, who can perform suicidally stupid stunts and escape mostly unscathed, Tails has to ''work'' for his heroism.
* ShipTease: Between Tails and ''Mission!'' It does make ''some'' sense, as both of them are the same age in this story. WordOfGod says he never actually intended this to happen, it just… ''did''.
* SleepCute: ''Twice'' with both Tails & Mission. The first time [[HilarityEnsues was an accident]], with Tails falling into a panic-induced meltdown when he realizes what’s happened. The second time, Tails accepts her offer to sleep in the same bed as him with minimal grumbling. After what happened [[DuelToTheDeath last chapter]], Tails really, ''really'' needed her presence.
* SteelEardrums: Played with. In Tails' death duel with Bendak in Chapter 043, the boy notes how grenade explosions were greatly muffled in previous duels because of the arena's energy suppressors. With them off, grenades would be much more powerful and deadly -- and LOUD. Tails manages to weather several such explosion without too much damage, [[AvertedTrope but then]] the [[EarAche sonic grenades]] [[ShellShockSilence come out]].
** In Chapter 007, Carth tosses a pair of frag grenades to wipe out a pair of Sith and their droids. Tails suffers tinnitus temporarily, but apparently no one else does.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Strongly hinted at in the second Vulkar Base chapter, where Tails nearly ''loses it'' in his fight with Kandon’s bodyguard. Tails’ [[RedEyesTakeWarning vision turns red]], his strength and reflexes spike, he bites her arm, slashes her face with his bare claws, and snaps her arm like a celery stalk. Tails has to desperately struggle to ''restrain'' himself.
--> Tails: "No! I am ''NOT'' letting you out today!"
* SuperReflexes: Fighting rampaging robots all your life tends to require this of you. Tails isn’t Sonic, however, and he can still get out-maneuvered or overwhelmed if he isn’t careful.
* SuperSenses: Super-hearing, especially, but Tails’ vision and sense of smell are well above the typical Human’s.
** SensoryOverload: When his night vision is active, bright lights will temporarily blind him. Then there’s those sonic grenades…
* SuperSpeed: Tails is an excellent sprinter who could give Usain Bolt a [[{{pun}} run]] for his money, but [[HeliCritter flying]] is where Tails shines. He notes he can’t break the sound barrier like Sonic or Shadow can, but he can still get up to 200 MPH/ 300 KPH in “helicopter” mode, and up to 650 MPH/ 1050 KPH in “turbofan” mode.
* SuperStrength: Subverted for Tails. He’s is now one of the strongest Mobians alive, and only a few like Knuckles, Big, and Shadow outclass him. The catch? He’s only as powerful as a very strong, well-trained Human athlete. [[TheBigGuy Zaalbar]] has SuperStrength, and Tails notes that the big Wookiee could easily rip him in half.
* SwallowedWhole: After a brief but desperate struggle, the rancor beast in the sewers scoops up [[spoiler:a critically wounded and DePowered Tails and gulps him down.]]
** KillItThroughItsStomach: [[spoiler:Tails had a blaster, but he was so near death by that point already that he almost didn’t get a chance to use it. It took a valiant struggle inside the rancor, but Tails was able to reposition himself inside its stomach and shoot it through its heart.]]
* TeethFlying: Tails literally gets two teeth punched out of his face [[spoiler:in his duel with Bendak.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: Tails wins his [[spoiler:duel with Bendak]] without killing him, planning on having the [[spoiler:duelist arrested]]. But when Tails refuses to kill him, [[spoiler:Bendak activates a bomb in his armor]], killing himself, and Tails only narrowly escapes.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:Tails]] takes it very, very badly when he's the cause of someone's death.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Part of Tails' philosophy on life. [[spoiler:He's unable to keep it.]]
* TryNotToDie: Just before [[spoiler:Tails’ death match with Bendak]], Mission harangues him a bit about the wisdom and morality of his decision. As she departs, though, she looks back to tell him this trope.
-->Mission: “Please don’t die.”
* UngratefulBitch: Bastila, who doesn't show much gratitude towards Tails and Carth's efforts to rescue her, to the point that ''Carth'' is obviously annoyed and Tails has to resist the urge to bitch-slap her, and when she finally admits that he did at least "help" in her escape, it's ''very'' grudgingly.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The rakghoul swarm of Chapter 029. [[spoiler:Tails gets ''absolutely shredded''.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tails loses his shirt between Chapters 017 to 022, and again between 030 and 038. People comment.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: After meeting Sarna, a junior officer with the Sith, Tails ponders the nature of this trope if he had to face her in battle. He even notes how, in her Sith armor, Sarna would be just another [[FacelessGoons faceless mook]] and completely dehumanized.
* WildChild: Tails was one before he met Sonic.
* YearOutsideHourInside: Tails has figured out that in his "tailspace", one day outside equals approximately one second inside. Or, more accurately, [[LudicrousPrecision 27 hours & 45 minutes equals one second]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Tails tells this to Sarna before he departs.
* YouWakeUpInARoom: Tails wakes up aboard the ''Endar Spire'' with no recollection of how or why he got there.