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''[[http://www.fukufics.com/fic/ The Return]]'' (''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1041573/1/The_Return FF.net version]]'') by Sunshine Temple is ostensibly a ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma ]]'' / ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' Crossover fic throwing Ranma and the Senshi into the world of secret government agencies, ancient conspiracies and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. It is very much of the DarkerAndEdgier school of ficcing.

Fans of Ranma would be best served to treat it as fic featuring characters merely with the same name and a few surface similarities, as it strips virtually all canon except Ranma's curse (and even that doesn't last long), though the Senshi fare somewhat better. It stands on its own as an excellent work of original fiction, however, and no previous knowledge of the original series is required (some may argue it ''helps'').

The story begins when Pluto seeks to replace a suddenly dead Tuxedo Mask with the nearest available candidate for Prince of Earth, Ranma Saotome. Unfortunately Ranma's curse activates in the middle of the rite, and what Pluto gets is a very female Succubus Princess of Earth, Sailor Darkstar. Predictably, Ranma is less than thrilled by this turn of events. Shortly afterward he is recruited into a shadowy organization by secret agent Tendo, Kasumi Tendo, kicking off a twisting tale which may lead Ranma and the Senshi to save the world. Or destroy it.

[[XMeetsY Imagine Torchwood meets The X-Files, with a dash of Being Human]].

Currently ''The Return'' clocks in at a hair over half a million words across 32 chapters, it was started in 2002 and is still going. Latest (as of this edit of article, done 2nd December 2013) chapter was posted in November 2013.

By the same author is Fanfic/AndIfThatDontWork, a Evangelion alt-fic which does much the same thing with that franchise.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbsurdlySharpClaws: The claws of Succubae can cut [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands whatever the plot requires them to]].
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Sunshine comes across as one of these to {{Muggles}} due to the '' complicated'' [[TheVirus nature of Succubae relationships]].
* AFatherToHisMen: Colonel Edwards.
* AFateWorseThanDeath: Being turned into a succubus, according to many, which is why it's a volunteer emergency procedure, rather than a universal one: the soldiers are free to judge for themselves which fate is worse, and choose accordingly.
* AllThereInTheManual: The [[http://www.fukufics.com/fic/ Appendices Section]] has the background details.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Subverted, Inverted, Averted, and finally beaten up with a big stick.
* AmazonBrigade: Well, yes.
* ApplyHeadDirectlyToLap: Standard Succubus relaxation technique.
* TheArtifact: Happosai, he is included just to complete the checklist of ''Ranma'' characters but serves little plot function and sits uncomfortably at odds with the tone of the rest of the series. Thankfully he appears to have been dropped for all purposes bar limited cameos.
** Also Ranma's curse, since the [[GenderBender gender-bending]] is more than covered due to his being the reincarnation of Queen [=DarkStar=].
* AutomobileOpening: In this case a Motorcycle Opening. Like the TV version of the trope, the opening is done with an eye towards cost reduction.
** It can be download [[http://www.fukufics.com/fic/Intro_Return.wmv here]]
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Sometimes it seems that WIC operates this way, given Commander Stillwater, Captain Jarvis, and Colonel Edwards.
* AxCrazy: Ryouga, never the most stable of the Ranma characters in the first place, is a total homicidal nutcase in this fic.
* BadassFamily: The Tendo-Saotome family, just in a very different way from canon. Eve's family also qualifies...
* BewareMyStingerTail: The chainsaw-like host of [[RazorFloss mono-filaments]] is one of their less {{squick}} functions.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Turned UpToEleven
* BikerBabe: Darkstar and Eve.
* {{BFG}}: Morrison and Morgan are thrilled to find out their new physiology allows them to handle [[SmallGirlBigGun even bigger guns]].
** Slight subversion in that while the standard succubus rifle fires a massive 17mm cartridge, the weapon itself is a rather compact, if heavy, bullpup design.
* {{BFS}}: Yuki's knives.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Lets not kid ourselves, if the bad guys weren't such bastards this would be a VillainProtagonist story.
* BloodierAndGorier: Bordering on {{Gorn}} at times.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Trying to map Human morals onto Succubae relationships will only give you a migraine.
* [[BoringInvincibleHero Boring Invincible Protagonist]]: Ever since Alexia, [=DarkStar=] has become this. Her superpowered attacks, Wolverine-esque HealingFactor, and [[SmugSnake shield of self-righteousness]] make any confrontation a foregone conclusion. Exception below.
* BreakTheCutie: This fic is so dedicated to breaking Usagi that it is verging on HumiliationConga territory.
** It doesn't help that her powers were significantly {{Nerf}}ed with no reason yet given.
* BreatherEpisode: Two, the first is basically an InfoDump on the background of The Company, the second a rather amusing crossover with another Ranma FukuFic allowing two different FanFic continuities to meet and compare notes.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Eclipse, Yuki, Aurora, Ryouga (twice).
* BrainwashResidue: [[spoiler: Nabiki and Akane]] still have a significant amount of mental contamination after being enslaved and {{Mind Rape}}d by Alexia and it takes a lot of work to salvage ''any'' of their original selves.
** [[spoiler: Ryouga]] is considered a total write-off.
* BreakTheBadass: Essentially what Alexia does to [[spoiler: Ryouga]].
* BrokenBird: Eve and Kasumi.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Actually it's more sister and sister incest within [[TheClan The Brood]], although in practice it's more like NotBloodSiblings (except they kinda are) with shades of FlirtyStepSiblings...did we mention Succubae relationships are complicated.
* ButtMonkey: tying in with BreakTheCutie, Usagi is, by chapter 24, now verging on this {{trope}}.
* CallAHumanAMeatbag: Misako's favourite word to describe humans. She gets better (with prodding).
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Boy, does it ever.
** Good thing company agents [[GenreSavvy carry at all times]], [[{{Fanservice}} even when lounging around the house in underwear.]] Right, Morgan?
* CanadaEh: Where the action is relocated to, for some reason.
* CanisLatinicus: For some reason, succubae[[note]]see YMMV for Genius Bonus[[/note]] is the preferred plural form of succubus in this fic.
** Not only that but the entire succubus language is this, being adapted from an abducted and converted Roman legion.
* CapeBusters: How The Company is presented as at the start.
* TheCedric: [[spoiler:Aram and his van.]]
* ChurchMilitant: Employed by the Vatican.
* TheClan: Succubae Broods have distinct aspects of this, especially [=DarkStar=]'s, which comprises several human members as well as Succubae. Also have shades of CannibalClan as well.
* CleanUpCrew: One the many departments within the company. Probably on triple overtime pay since Ranma joined.
** [[ItsAllThereInTheManual They]] [[WordOfGod wear]] [[DressCodedForYourConvenience dark red trim]].
* CloudCuckoolander: Usagi, although Ranma sees her more as a DumbBlonde.
* ColonelBadass: Colonel Edwards
** [[InformedAbility Whose so awesome he doesn't even have to be awesome to be awesome!]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[CorruptChurch Assemblymen]] have similar DeflectorShields to the heroes, but they glow a [[SicklyGreenGlow radioactive]] green.
* CombatPragmatist / PragmaticVillainy: WIC takes both approaches. Have we mentioned this is a GreyandGrayMorality series?
* ComesGreatResponsibility: This, combined with the PowerOfTrust is how Ranma is recruited to The Company, playing to his [[HonorBeforeReason Martial Artists Code]].
* CommonRanks: Standard officer ranks apply, enlisted not so much. It's [[http://www.fukufics.com/fic/wic_info.htm All There]] in [[AllThereInTheManual The Manual]]..
* CorruptChurch: The Assembly of Man, whose hat is KnightTemplar.
* CrypticConversation: This is Murdoch's hat.
* CuteLittleFangs: At least when they aren't being used to crack your bones and strip out the marrow.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Succubae in general, but especially [[LittleMissBadass Yuki]].
* DarkActionGirl: [=DarkStar=].
* DarkerAndEdgier: Very much so.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In early instalments this is the case, but as the BlackAndGreyMorality becomes more evident it starts to look doubtful.
* DaydreamSurprise: The funny and disturbing sequence where it looks like [[spoiler:[=DarkStar=] has sold out the Senshi and given Usagi's head to the Russian Cyborg Mercs]]. Leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when Ranma snaps back:
--->''"[[spoiler:"Oh, just wondering how big that brain of yours is... just thinking about how many explosives I could fit up there."]]"''.
* DealWithTheDevil: [=DarkStar=] really seems to like this; she's made offers to the Russian Cyborgs, Mercury, and Usagi. Despite her being the protagonist, it's not really a subversion given she is a demon and what her offer will cost, especially in what Mercury would have had to [[OurSoulsAreDifferent pay]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eve defrosts fast.
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: A wide variety, in addition to the expected "tailored for specific bad guys" and "sample platter of various materials" there are ones designed to retard [[HealingFactor regeneration]] and others that punch through DeflectorShields.
* DevilButNoGod: Played straight, until Russian cyborgs threaten to pierce the veil.
** "Which would be worse? An invasion from a place that could be described as Hell or one that could be described as Heaven?"
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: [=BlackSky=] can stay for dinner.
* DirtyCommunists: Dirty Sexy Female Cyborg Mercenary Communists.
** With added nuclear powered magical SovietSuperscience.
* DiscountLesbians: They're actually a OneGenderRace.
* TheDragon: Aurora to Alexia.
* DreamSequence: Some rather disturbing ones.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Tuxedo Mask.
** Also [[spoiler:Artemis]]
* EightiesHair: As she gets more demonic, Darkstar's hair goes [[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/sunshinetemple/FanArt_not_on_site/jtloungesingerc.jpg this way.]] And The Drake's oft mentioned Mullet.
* EldritchAbomination: There are some pretty heavy hints that [[spoiler:Sailor Pluto]] is an avatar of [[CthulhuMythos Yog Sothoth]] or something similar, with a possibly-sinister agenda of her own. Other abominations are believed to be eagerly waiting for a recurring dimensional collision set to happen any time now. Older demons are mentioned as being pretty eldritch too.
* EmergencyTransformation: Initially to save Nariko's life, then made company policy in the D-Program (which is strictly ''voluntary'' given the potential [[NightmareFuel side-effects]]).
** Program members have a special mark on their dog-tags. In the case of mortal-wounding, it serves as consent.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Dark Mercury's costume and Venus's evil outfit]].
* EvilLaugh: [=DarkStar=]'s attempt at this is hampered by a missing lung. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good thing she can heal]].
* EvilMakeover: [[spoiler:Mercury and Venus]].
* ExtraStrengthMasquerade: And how!
* FaceHeelTurn: Aurora, Eclipse, [[spoiler:Orion, Mercury, and Venus]].
* FailureToSaveMurder: [=DarkStar=] and Eve tell Usagi that because the bad guys attacked her, in ''her'' home, that ''she'' should be the one liable and responsible for the civilian casualties, not the evil, murdering, Russian Cyborg mercs.
* FantasticArousal: Succubus horns are very sensitive, it's also implied that their tails may act as a pseudo-inseminator. [[BrainBleach You may now wash your brain.]]
** In battle, their tails extend writhing [[AbsurdlySharpBlade filaments]]. The phrase [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]-blender comes up. Definitely ''not'' a CleanCut.
* FashionVictimVillain: In-Universe spoofing with Alexia, Aurora and [[spoiler:Dark Mercury]] who are all soundly and mercilessly mocked by the heroes for their "evil" fashion sense (or lack thereof).
* FictionalDocument: ''Sylvia Succubus''.
* FirstLawOfGenderBending: When it kicks in it marks the point where pretty much the last of any OriginalFlavor Ranma is abandoned.
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:Pluto]] gets hit with one of these, leaving her younger than the rest of the Senshi, and also [[spoiler:Nabiki]] who is turned into the youngest member of the brood..
* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighbourhood Succubus]]: At first, anyway.
* FriendlySniper: Morgan, post Succubization, at least.
* FukuFic: A dark and twisted version.
* GambitPileup: Setsuna's, Murdoch's, The Company's, and several others, including Queen Serenity (which is a good trick considering she has been dead for millennia).
** Murdoch eventually admits that he has no idea what's going on, and just occasionally drops cryptic hints to the involved parties that make it ''look'' like he caused the latest twist.
*** Murdoch's job seems to be to twist everyone else's schemes into a GambitPileup rather than to further a specific agenda. FridgeBrilliance? Maybe?
* GameFace: Horns, Wings, and Tails out, it's fightin' time.
* GenderBender: And not limited to Ranma, for a change!
* GermanicDepressives: Captain Jarvis is introduced as one of these. Of course in this fic...
* {{Ghostapo}} / StupidJetpackHitler: Part of Captain Jarvis' backstory is that his grandparents were involved in something along these lines.
* GoodBadGirl
* GoodGuyBar: Protagonist's bar, anyway the Red Turtle.
* GoodIsNotNice: As Ranma rather forcibly reminds Usagi.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The TrueCompanions are fighting an enemy where being tortured and eaten is the best you can hope for if you get captured; the alternative is much worse. To muddy things further, they and their enemies are both after the same thing. Which side are the good guys, and which are the bad guys?
** Answer: In many ways the Soviet Cyborg Mercenaries seem less murderous and manipulative than the Brood.
* GroinAttack: [=DarkStar=] repeatedly shoots an opponent in the crotch. In a training session, Eve is referred to as punching Ranma somewhere that hurt women just as much as men.
* GroupHug: It's a Succubus thing.
* GunPorn: ''Oh'' yeah. Somewhat [[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/sunshinetemple/FanArt_not_on_site/JTMorganCuddlingg.jpg literally]] in FanArt too. (Warning, link is {{NSFW}}.)
* GunsAkimbo: Ukyo's preferred style.
** [[ColonelBadass Colonel Edwards]] also wears two sidearms, but we haven't seen him fight yet, despite his [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast nicknames]].
* HairColors: Becoming a succubus almost guarantees a dye job, some [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair fairly outlandish]]. In fact, the only characters so far to have escaped this fate are [[BlondesAreEvil Eve]] and [[NiceGirl Nariko]] (though her eyes changed.). With that in mind, let's rock:
** [[TheHero Ranma]] Ranma's hair is [[EvilRedhead red]] in succubus form, same as [[RedHeadedHero canon]].
** [[LadyOfWar Nariko]] keeps her [[DragonLady black Asian tresses]].
** [[ActionGirl Akane]] Goes from black to some [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair bluish-grey color]].
** Ukyo White hair.
** [[BloodKnight Misako]] Orange. Combination of [[BlondesAreEvil Blonde]] and [[FieryRedHead Redhead]]. In other words, fitting.
** [[LittleMissBadass Yuki]] Goes a [[ShyBlueHairedGirl light pastel blue]].
** [[AllGermansAreNazis Eve]] Stays [[NaziGermany Blonde haired and blue eyed.]]
** [[ViolentGlaswegian Morgan]] Goes from [[BadassNormal brown]] to [[{{Scotireland}} carrot-top]]
** {{Badass}} {{Moe}} Morrison Green, yea.
** [[StrawFeminist Sophie]] Changed to a [[OnlySaneMan normal]] [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette black]]
** [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Cecilia]] [[HighClassCallGirl lavender]]
* HandCannon: The standard succubus pistol.
* HappilyMarried: [[HornyDevils Succubae]] are [[OurDemonsAreDifferent actually]] strictly [[HappilyMarried monogomous]], by their [[BlueAndOrangeMorality standards]].
** Subverted somewhat given their strong urges and empathic connections make it extremely easy for succubae to pair up.
** SingleTargetSexuality anyone?
* HealingFactor: All the Succubae have one, but [=DarkStar=]'s is at levels ''Wolverine'' would call ridiculous.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Aurora and Eclipse.
* HeelFaceTurn: Aurora, Eclipse, Ukyou, Yuki, and Darkstar in the original timeline.
* HellBentForLeather: Darkstar's outfit.
* HeroicBSOD: Usagi after the battle in the toystore, complete with ShowerOfAngst. It's implied Ranma had one of these after being turned into a Succubus before the story starts.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Cecilia.
* HotterAndSexier: a good portion of the cast are ''succubae''. What did you expect, a convent?
* HornedHairdo: In her Sailor Earth form, Ranma has a literal one of these with OdangoHair braided over her horns.
* HornyDevils: Part of the basic premise.
* HorrorHunger: The succubae hunger for more than just sexual energy. They also hunger for flesh.
* Creator/HPLovecraft: Part of the BackStory of TheMasquerade involved the Company sending Lovecraft files to fictionalize.
* HufflepuffHouse: House Vespar. They ''were'' a rival [[TheClan clan]] of Succubae that teamed up with [=BlackSky=] [[AlwaysABiggerFish and invaded Earth]]. After [=DarkStar=] (a Terran royal that [=BlackSky=] had captured and turned) was killed, they were destroyed when [=BlackSky=] betrayed them with to Serenity. Serenity herself invaded the earth and took it over, while [=BlackSky=] retreated and took over Vespher's homelands. At least that's how [=BlackSky=] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity tells it]]. No description given to Vesper than they act like Alexia. The whole minion thing and all.
* HumanoidAbomination: it looks like [=DarkStar=] is heading down this route, her Grandmother [=BlacksSky=] qualified for this trope several millennia ago. Arguably [[spoiler:Sailor Pluto]] too.
* HumansAreSpecial: And the reason humans are special is because HumansAreBastards.
* ICallItVera: Misako calls it Sasha.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: The trope behind Eve's choice to ask to become a Succubus.
* ImAHumanitarian: As well as sex energy, Succubae enjoy the other other ''other'' white meat.
** Though if given a choice... Yuki: "Succubae are great. Amazing flavor and great nutrients and energy."
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: The Brood, The Senshi, and the Russian Cyborgs are all female.
* InhumanableAlienRights: Nonhumans have none.
** Want to stop those military squads busting down your door at midnight and forcing you and your family into stressful positions while they interrogate you, without a warrant? Hah, not a chance; you'll live where you are told (if they allow you live at all) and be subject to spot inspections (and possible execution on suspicion and nothing else) at any time.
** Been {{Mind Rape}}d, deprived of your property and forced into servitude? You're more likely to be gunned down rather than rehabilitated.
** Just new in town and comitted no crime? Well, an off-duty merc can arrange an execution squad for you while you are on the way to do the shopping.
* InSpiteOfANail: The Alt-Ranma from the crossover chapter, not demonic, but still stuck in female form and a FukuFic Senshi (and due to be a mother too).
* ItGetsEasier: Hoooooo boy. The main character started off highly disturbed with her powers and rather adverse to killing; over time, she changes to where she doesn't bat an eye at [[{{Gorn}} graphically killing]] and eating dozens of people.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Capt. Jarvis' job description is this trope.
* JustDesserts: Basically the fate of any BigBad dumb enough to get on [=DarkStar=]'s bad side, most obviously [[spoiler: Alexia]].
* KnightInSourArmour: Ranma/[=DarkStar=]. It seems to be pretty much the [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] of all the WIC staff too.
* {{Lime}}: Believe it or not, it may have sex demons as central characters, but despite the insinuations and innuendos the story never gets as explicit as implies it has.
* LadyOfWar: [[GenderBender Ironically]], Nariko.
* LightIsNotGood: "[[EldritchAbomination Heaven]]."
* TheLittleDetecto: Pattern scanners. Useful items that can not only detect sentient life, but can also discriminate between a human, a disembodied spirit, and a human infected with lycanthropy with no problem ([[ItsAllThereInTheManual as there's a specific pattern for each]].) Not to mention more interesting yet easier to detect things like demons and sailor scouts. Used to give a [[PowerLevels "power reading"]] too, but that was abandoned after Ranma went [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale over level 12 or so.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Yuki([[spoiler:Nabiki]]), who can pass for a middle-schooler despite her [[MostCommonSuperpower succubus sized chest]], wields a pair of cam assisted folding knives oddly reminiscent of straight razors and can create an armor piercing thermobarac weapon with magic. She's about as LawfulEvil as Misako is ChaoticEvil.
* LivingMacGuffin: Usagi.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LossOfIdentity: It seems being turned often leads to significant personality changes; this clearly happens to [=DarkStar=], Misako, Eclipse, and Yuki. Eclipse and Yuki actively try to recover their old personalities, with mixed success.
* LovableCoward: Genma
* LovecraftLite: The Stars are Right, but they can be stopped.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: At first, Succubisation appears to involves just becoming a BadAss PerkyGoth, however as the story progresses and reveals more and more mutations it begins to look more like BodyHorror with boobs.
** And of course the less said about what happens to Minako the better... {{Squick}}.
* LysistrataGambit: More a Lysistrata Punishment, Nariko punishes [[spoiler: Akane]] this way for mistreating [[spoiler:Nabiki]].
* MadOracle: Shest, the Russian who can walk through walls, has a [[GoMadFromTheRevelation unique]] perspective on reality. She wields the [[UnholyHolySword Deep Diver system]] and may or may not know just how dangerous it really is.
* MamaBear: Succubae's hat.
* MandysLawOfAnimeGenderBending: If I were a male character in this series I'd be very [[NightmareFuel worried]], indeed. Especially given the personality changes that seem to occur. Several mortally-wounded agents when given the choice have declined being turned, for just such a reason they might lose themselves, and there's no going back afterwards.
* ManipulativeBitch: Alexia, to a lesser degree Pluto, and eventually [=DarkStar=] herself.
* MauveShirt: Close examination reveals Mauve is the [[RedShirt New Red]].
* MeaningfulRename: Just about all of the main characters get one, examples will eventually be found on the [[Characters/TheReturn characters page]] in order to avoid {{Spoiler}}s.
* TheMenInBlack: All employees of the company (the first MIB we are introduced to in the series is ''Kasumi!'').
* MilitaryBrat: Just about all of [[MoeBlob Morrison's]] human family but her are active duty [[SemperFi Marines]]
* TheMindIsAPlayThingOfTheBody: Debatable. There are arguments for and against this, due to the intricacies of being turned (see the discussion page for more). However, there does seem to be something in this, even in the best case scenario. Even if it is just a higher sex drive and less inhibitions.
* MindRape: Alexia's favourite recruitment tool.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Mercury and Orion]].
* MookHorrorShow: The [[VillainProtagonist "heroes"]] are man-eating demons who have EmotionBomb powers.
** Played with, when an [[SuperRegistrationAct unregistered]] brood is attacked by [[BadassNormal Canadian Special Forces.]] Though the real NightmareFuel hits when Darkstar does arrive: "Please! Kill them now! Don't let Her get them."
* MoralityPet: The broodlings are this. Subverted in that their needs push Ranma away from human values and identity and towards those of a succubus broodmother.
** Later Ranma is this to Jarvis. The [[GenderBender Ice Queen]] [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]], but the ColdBloodedTorture stays.
* MoreDakka: Company policy.
* MsFanservice: Ranma, of course, but also any other Succubus character, principally Eve.
* MugglesDoItBetter: The Demons and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s have all these fantastic powers, but Humans have inventiveness and are much better at being [[HumansAreBastards bastards]].
** Part of why in the eyes of a succubus, humans are the ones bordering on AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Eve, Ranma's [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]], is suspiciously quick at offering and or encouraging Ranma to [[JustEatGilligan just kill]] [[JustEatHim Usagi already.]]
* MutilationInterrogation: Part of Capt. Jarvis' repertoire.
* MutualDisadvantage: Ranma and Galina have the '''[[PaddedSumoGameplay Mutual Invulnerability]]''' variant. Each has a different version: HealingFactor versus MadeOfIron, but neither can permanently put the other down. Given the unbalanced power both have this leads rapidly to TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Happens after the first time Ranma gives in to her HorrorHunger. ItGetsEasier, though.
* MyGreatestFailure: Ranma considers hers to be her abandoning and subsequent neglect/mistreatment of Nariko after her conversion.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Ukyo fills this, unfortunately. [[spoiler: She's first introduced as [[BloodKnight Ryoga]]'s [[DefectorFromDecadence saner]] [[OddCouple partner]]. Tags along as a BadassNormal on a couple zany adventures, [[StuffedIntoTheFridge gets mortally wounded]], [[EmergencyTransformation dons the blue shirt]] and now decides she's in love with the very same person she was introduced with. [[HappilyMarried They become mates]].]]
* NGOSuperpower: The Company.
* NobleDemon: Subverted. While [=DarkStar=] is demonic royalty, she doesn't fit the "noble demon" style: no qualms about killing or eating her enemies, doesn't try to prove she's evil. Related to the AlwaysChaoticEvil subversion.
** [=BlackSky=] however, fits this to a T, even though she claims to be a RetiredMonster.
** Depends, she might be more VillainWithGoodPublicity. She's only popped up once.
* NonAnswer: When Ranma asks what gender Cecilia was as a human, she replies "[[GenderBlenderName My name was Casey.]]"
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Succubae seem to have this when instigating interaction (including humans), especially within their brood, but when it is humans doing the instigating it is HatesBeingTouched (except for the [[CoolDownHug crying]] succubus [[AllThereInTheManual rule]].)
* NoLovesIntersect: [[HornyDevils Succubae]] are [[OurDemonsAreDifferent actually]] strictly [[HappilyMarried monogomous]].
** Granted, they are sex demons with "[[BlueAndOrangeMorality many different kinds of sex]]". But as far as relationships go, things are pretty stable.
* OneGenderRace: Succubae are all female. [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Kind of.]]
* OverAndUnderTheTop: Ranma's brood is over, and Eve's brood is decidedly under.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Usagi and the Senshi; originally seen as desirable by the company as allies, key to staving off the Reality Collapse. Now they're seen in [[TheLoad need of protecting]] and severe training in order to keep them alive until the Stars Are Right.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: While there's not much info on Pattern D's other than the succubae, one can infer that the Forces of Hell are two parts [[DungeonsAndDragons Tanari]] (aside from the AlwaysChaoticEvil hat), one part [[UsefulNotesOnChristianity Fallen Angel]], and one part [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Islamic djinn]]. Feeds a family of five.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Just reanimated corpses, really.
** Cyborgs and supposedly golems are stated to be "Pattern V's" as well.
* PardonMyKlingon: Submaternissima: When a broodmother {{Mind Rape}}s her spawn and turns them into cannon fodder. See, Alexia. Particularly damning in succubus society as it's a sign of poor parenting. (The literal meaning is quite simply "worst mother EVAH!" The rest is just cultural baggage.)
* PerkyGoth: Getting turned into a succubus seems to involve also turning into one of these, especially Yuki.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Despite being all of 5 foot nothing, [=DarkStar=] dominates any room or battlefield.
** Ditto for Morgan and Yuki.
* PoweredArmor / MiniMecha / ClingyCostume: Serenity gains a suit of armor that can be best described as the love-child of QueenVictoria and a battleship, complete with PimpedOutDress, ShouldersOfDoom, VoiceOfTheLegion, GlowingEyesOfDoom, and MostCommonSuperpower (more like GagBoobs). Just to add to the MindScrew, [[spoiler: it's actually living armor made out of a liquid metal Minako]].
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Usagi and the Senshi are nerfed to the point of uselessness, Ranma (and every other character) are power boosted to the point even normal humans have combat superpowers.
* ThePowerOfLove: This is explicitly stated to be the Succubae's other hat.
* ThePowerOfTrust: Col. Edwards uses this to bring Ranma onboard; it pays off big time. A lesson Ranma learns to her benefit, and one that Pluto doesn't, to her cost.
* PrehensileTail: The Succubae.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: The Company
* PromotionToParent: Ranma and Cecilia.
* RazorFloss: A succubus' tail can extend dozens of [[RazorFloss monofilaments]]. Subverted a bit in that they writhe around, making a decidedly [[CleanCut unclean cut]].
* RedShirt: Averted, Ranma takes the loss of even unnamed characters hard.
** Played straight, [[HeHadAName in that when an APC blows up we're quickly told the name of the now-dead driver]].
* RenegadeRussian: The Cyborg Mercenary Communists are this.
* SchoolGirlLesbians: In early chapters.
* ShesGotLegs: Eve checking out her new body, it's lampshaded how short her "regulation-length" skirt looks because of this.
* SinisterSurveillance: That the Company is capable of inflicting this on people is actually held as a virtue by the brood. Private secrets breed public problems, is the attitude.
* SixthRanger: The original [=DarkStar=] and Sailor Orion.
* ShoutOut: Loads of them, including (but not limited to): ''Series/{{Stargate}}'', ''Series/BabylonFive'', ''ThePrisoner'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''ThePokyLittlePuppy'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' and many, many others.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The fic ping-pongs from one end to the other.
* SmallGirlBigGun: [[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/sunshinetemple/FanArt_not_on_site/morgan_morrison_12.jpg Morgan and her rifle]].
* SmugSnake: Murdoch, although the author clearly thinks he's a MagnificentBastard, but he really isn't.
** [=DarkStar=] herself rapidly becomes one in later chapters.
* SniperDuel: In Chapter 21 with the introduction of the Russians.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Drake.
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: The Company has skilfully guided Ranma all the way to the cusp of stage four (they may not realise how close she is to it, though).
* StakingTheLovedOne: Done with a twist, Kasumi non-fatally shoots Akane specifically so that Nariko and Ranma will be able to give her an EmergencyTransformation
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Initially, the Brood dresses [[http://florestica.com/jtemple/art/return/ds02.jpg this way]]. Somewhat subverted when after a few fights they start dressing with [[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/sunshinetemple/FanArt_not_on_site/Ranma_new-armor2.jpg more sense.]]
** The aversion is then subverted in the when Ranma fights Galina. She comes home perfectly healthy, if a little [[HorrorHunger hungry]], her armor however is [[ClothingDamage all but gone]]. What's the point of wearing bulky armor when it's less ImmuneToBullets than you are?
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic / PostModernMagik: The Company is dedicated to both approaches.
* SwordAndGun: Nariko's preferred loadout. Using an [[AbsurdlySharpBlade absurdly sharp]], [[ElementalCrafting demon-metal]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and a [[{{BFG}} 50-cal]] SSP (Standard Succubus Pistol).
* SuperRegistrationAct: If you are a registered Non-Human and play nice, you are fine; unregistered Non-Humans are fair game. The Company alternates between Type 1 and Type 3 (currently it's Type 3 with Ranma and Eve's broods).
* TakeThat: In-Universe example, [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]] criticise the Senshi for flashy speeches, fanservice-y outfits, themed powers, etc.
* TheTease: Ranma likes pulling this on Usagi and Pluto in early chapters.
* TechnicolorEyes: Becoming a succubus almost guarantees an eye-color change, some pretty outlandish. In fact, the only characters so far to have escaped this fate are [[AllGermansAreNazis Eve]] and Akane (though her hair changed). They also all have GlowingEyesOfDoom which can lead to EyeBeams. With that in mind, let's rock (again):
** [[TheHero Ranma]] Ranma has PurpleEyes, started out as a transformation effect but became more and more dominant, pushing out the original blue.
** [[RedEyesTakeWarning Nariko]] A sign when [[YamatoNadeshiko Big Sister]] has been pushed too far.
** [[ActionGirl Akane]] Keeps her BrownEyes
** Ukyo Orange
** [[GreenEyes Misako]] Fitting as she's a GreenEyedMonster.
** [[LittleMissBadass Yuki]] IcyBlueEyes and CurtainsMatchTheWindow
** [[AllGermansAreNazis Eve]] Stays [[NaziGermany blonde-haired and blue-eyed.]]
** [[ViolentGlaswegian Morgan]] Goes from [[BadassNormal brown]] to ColdSniper IcyBlueEyes
** {{Badass}} {{Moe}} Morrison Green, another case of CurtainsMatchTheWindow.
* TemptingFate: When Agent Morrison wonders how he'd feel if he was turned into a Succubus, there are no prizes for guessing what happens in the next chapter. Also [[spoiler:Nabiki]] says she isn't a real target, a rare slip for a normally GenreSavvy character.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Leveling a mountain in order to get rid of an enemy base.
** Misako and Morgan's guns
* ThirdLawOfGenderBending: Hammered into the ground with all the subtlety of a drunken elephant on a moped trying to navigate the East Kilbride traffic system. It's [[{{Lampshaded}} commented on]] too many times to count that GenderBender Succubae are girlier than cis-female Succubae.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Naoko and Sam, Sunshine's schoolfriends.
* TransplantedCharacterFic: On the Ranma side. The Sailor Moon stuff is clearly the same characters, but the Ranma stuff would not be recognizable as such with a few changed names
** The Sailor Moon half of the fic isn't much better. The ''characters'' might be mostly intact but the ''setting'' is much DarkerAndEdgier.
* TraumaticHaircut: Eve cuts off Usagi's Odango to make a point about... [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic er, something]]. Or possibly just to be a {{Jerkass}}. It just came across as pointlessly mean.
* TrueCompanions: Oh, yeah.
* UnfazedEveryman: Naoko and Sam.
* UnstoppableRage: What happens when you hurt one of Sunshine's kids.
* UnorthodoxReload: Nariko can reload her handgun by dropping the empty mag, slicing open a magazine carrier with her tail, slamming her gun onto the falling mag, and finally hitting the slide release. All this while engaging in a sword duel with her right hand.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: In early chapters.
* WarmBloodBagsAreEverywhere: And resistance is steadily faltering.
* WebSerialNovel
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: [=BlackSky=] is almost an English translation of Lilith (in one of the possible etymologies, at least). It's even more telling when it's later translated into [[CanisLatinicus Demonic]]: [=AlterCaela=]. She also IS the queen of Succubae in their own little dimension of Hell.
* WhatHaveIBecome: Mostly absent, Ranma apparently did this [[BackStory before the start of the story]], but definitely present with [[spoiler: Nabiki and Morrison]], despite the latter having volunteered (apparently s/he didn't think it through fully.)
** Also present in Morgan, though it's harder to spot, since it's not about [[AuthorAppeal gender]] so much as becoming a demon, as well as her being quite possibly the most stoic of all in the two broods. Granted, the author did devote a whole scene to her WhatHaveIBecome moment.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Explored
* WhatTheHellHero: Ranma calls this on Usagi more than once.
* WideEyedIdealist: Usagi.
* WingedHumanoid
* TheWorfEffect: Ryoga is introduced as just slightly below Ranma's demonic power level and looks like he might be a major threat... Naaaaaaah. It's just so he can be beaten up [[spoiler:and converted]] by Alexia.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Ranma calls the Senshi (and to a lesser extent The Company) out on this one.
* ViralTransformation: One method of conversion.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Nariko, given her maturity and [[SwordAndGun fighting]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter style]]. [[GenderBender But then again....]]
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