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[[caption-width-right:274: Kyouko and Oscar. Art by The One Moiderah.]]

''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/red-soul-you-might-make-it-girl-but-by-the-skin-of-your-teeth.236280/ Red Soul]]'', by thagguy, is a {{Spacebattles}} ChooseYourOwnAdventure CrossOver between ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. It is told from the second-person point of view of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyoko Sakura.]]

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!! This story provides examples of:
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Kyoko is the main viewpoint character, but segments, both with voting and without, have been told from the perspectives of other characters, including [[spoiler: Pre-corruption]] Artorias, Ciaran, and [[spoiler: [[DeityofHumanOrigin Sayaka/Oktavia.]]]]
* [[AwesomebyAnalysis Awesome by Analysis]]: Andre, despite not working with magical weapons, is able to quickly figure out how Kyoko's spear summoning functions with a simple experiment. Oscar is quite impressed.
* AlternateUniverse : A few oneshots of a AU where Sayaka came to Lordran instead of Kyoko. Also, a Mami x VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution oneshot.
* BadassNormal: Oscar may not be able to hang in the same weight class as Kyoko or the more powerful entities of Lordran, but he can hold his own in a fight, and Kyoko would have died or Witched several times already if it wasn't for his help.
* BerserkButton: Don't ignore Oscar when he gives you advice. Don't throw away food when Kyoko's present. When [[spoiler: Lord's Blade Ciaran]] asks you to do something? Don't dawdle.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Unlike the game, Dusk does NOT come out of Manus perfectly normal. Instead she's mutated halfway into a bloated creature.]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Kyoko is usually just playfully rude, but it almost cost her dearly when she fully slipped into this. When she slips into this again when she and Oscar got into an argument, she blows Oscar off to go "see" a friend.
* BrokenBird: Kyoko occasionally lapses back into this state. She snaps out of it quickly, though.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Solaire: even more weird, and even more awesome, than in the game.
* TheCorruption: The Abyss.
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: Manus, Father of the Abyss]].
* CurbStompBattle: Most of the fights pre-[[spoiler: Oolacile]] have been like this so far.
** [[spoiler: Dragonslayer Ornstein vs. the Hellkite Wyvern.]]
* ChestMonster: Kyoko falls prey to this, just like most newbie players
--> "One thing's for sure: every treasure chest you see from now on's getting the shit stabbed out of it."
* [[SirSwearsALot Dame Swears-a-Lot]]: Kyoko, naturally.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Lautrec. [[spoiler:Not that it helps him much.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Oscar, instead of dying in the game's tutorial level is saved by Kyoko and virtually becomes the other main character of the story.
* ElementalEmbodiment: The generic Everlasting Dragons, such as the Stone Dragon, are this. Most of the unique Dragons are the embodiments of concepts or emotions, like Extinction or Calamity.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: [[spoiler: Lord's Blade Ciaran]] can cut out someone's tongue as they are speaking, and they won't notice until they realize their mouth is filling with blood.
* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler: Manus]] speaks in Zalgo text.
* ItSeemedLikeaGoodIdeaAtTheTime: Testing explosive weapons before entering a bossroom. Sounds like a good idea, right? [[spoiler: Until RealityEnsues and said boss hears you doing that right outside his bossdoor, [[NonstandardGameOver leading the Lighting Bruiser boss to leave his room and stab you in the back]]. [[WhatWereYouThinking The author himself Lampshaded it to the players after the fact]].]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Lautrec was defeated by Kyoko and killed by Oscar, and Alvina was murdered by Manus's hand ([[GiantHandsofDoom literally)]].]]
* LightningBruiser- Artorias, naturally. Dragonslayer Ornstein as well, and Kyoko, if not to the same degree.
* [[OutsideContextVillain Outside Context Heroine]]: Kyoko, to an extent, but much more limited than most examples of this trope.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent - Many forms. The "souls" currency (explained as a essence-like thing), Humanity (actual souls), and Kyoko's soulgem and soul, alien to the first flame [[spoiler: and the dark soul]], [[TitleDrop the titular Red Soul]]
* PapaWolf: Oscar is growing into this, with a bit of BigBrotherMentor.
* ParentalSubstitute: Oscar is becoming one for Kyouko. [[spoiler:When they learn about the fate of the Chosen Undead, she doesn't take it well.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: According to WordOfGod, Priscilla's lifehunt is far deadlier then what DarkSouls players believe it to be, and Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight, at full power was more powerful then Walpurgisnacht.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Almost happened in the tutorial. When Kyoko hears of souls being used as currency, she nearly [[spoiler: witches]] in anger.
** Retcon: This was changed in the Story-only thread, as the author believed that this was too OOC.
* ShoutOut: During [[spoiler: Ornstein's duel with Quelaag]] the latter paraphrases bits of [[ASongOfIceAndFire The Rains of Castamere.]]
* SmugSuper: Kyoko had a moment of this. It [[BreaktheHaughty didn't end well]].
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the game, Oscar exists only to give a bit of exposition and an Estus flask to the player. Here, he's the Deuteragonist.
** [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: But Alvina is not so lucky.]]
*** [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: But after Kyoko learns how to clone herself, she discovers what happens when you put a collected soul into a soul-less clone...]]
* UnexpectedCharacter: [[spoiler: Dragonslayer Ornstein coming out of nowhere and [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing killing the very-hated Hellkite Wyvern, aka, that bridge dragon who burns players to death constantly]]. Manus appearing far earlier then he's suppose to, taking our heroine [[CodeLyoko back to the past]] long before she's supposed to.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: [[spoiler:The Capra Demon, responsible for the first bad end hit in this story. Artorias also proves to be this, dealing the players two bad ends.]]
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