Darth Wiki: SOS Unlimited
SOS Unlimited is a Mega Crossover
written by Edrobot
, created with the intention of doing for anime and video games what Justice League Unlimited
did for superheros.
See also: SOS Unlimited Character Sheet
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Tropes that this work will have include:
- Alternate Continuity: One of the biggest changes is that the characters from Fullmetal Alchemist exsist in the modern day, and the main characters are members of the Mages Association. Also, Mikuru Ashihina does not exist anymore, the original SOS Brigade split up after just one year, everyone survived The Holy Grail War despite events from all three routes happening, Shonen Bat does not end up destroying the city, Alternia did not create Earth, the Ancestors are only a single generation apart from the Main Twelve, Charles Zi Brittania is a powerful buisnessman instead of king.
- Badass Normal: Radar Man, Jerimiah and Kyon
- Big Bad: The Imperial Condesce
- Big Good: Kyon
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Father refers to himself as the Elric Brothers' "Uncle", which by extension would make the other Homunculi their cousins except for Envy who (as in the anime) was created by Dante from their half-brother. To make matters worse, the Einzbern are also related to them, as they're decended from Hohenhime.
- Brought Down to Badass: Even after losing his noble phantasms, Gilgamesh is still a force to be reckoned with.
- Human!Saber is no slouch either.
- Cast Herds:
- Kotesu, Barnaby, Shulk, Harry, and Kyon are the main Five-Man Band, with either Zero, Naoto or Shirley acting as either the Sixth Ranger or Mission Control depending on the situation.
- Naoto and Harry team up on occasion, usually with help from someone else like Radar Man or the Dohvakin.
- Shirley, Milly, and Leouch are all members of The Ashford Academy Student Counsel, and Shulk becomes a teaching assistant to keep an eye on Shirley.
- Changeling Tale
- Clothes Make the Superman / Posession Implies Mastery: This turns out to be Milly's power; she can have any ability or power she can convince someone else she has. The easiest way to do this is to either wear the costume of a well known hero (fictional or othewise), or brandish a weapon like she knows what she's doing.
- Contagious Powers: By the time the Equestria arc rolls around, Rivlz and Nina are the only members of the Ashford Student Council without powers of some sort.
- Crazy Awesome: Radar Man.
- Did You Just Scam Cthulhu??: Milly manages to convince her biological father to let her remain half-fey by convincing him that, since she was conceived, born and raised in the human world she's therefore exempt from farie law, and that according to U.S. law her father owes her decades of childcare money for abandoning her (human) mother.
- Easily Forgiven: Averted. It took 20 years on the SOS brigade and saving the world many times to convince Saber and Shirou that Gilgamesh really had made a Heel-Face Turn.
- Eldritch Abomination: Subverted. Even lovecraftian horrors have human-like thought processies and motives, (not that this makes them any better, mind you).
- Haruhi Suzumiya: Come on, you know this one already.
- Shonen Bat is just a physical manifestation of a rumor started by a young woman trying to run away from her problems.
- Zanza and Discord are both very personable, and just want to mess around with the world for their amusement.
- Enemy Civil War / Evil vs. Evil: At first, the villains put up a united front against the heroes, but it soon becomes clear that they all want something completely different.
- Gilgamesh and the Imperial Condense both want Earth for themselves.
- Engel wants to remove Prana from the world, so that Zanza will be powerless when he finally awakens.
- The Broken God wants to introduce a third Counter Force to the world, in order to allow machines to have souls.
- Father wants to open the Gate of Truth.
- Caius Ballad wants to shatter the timeline, so he can rebuild his own universe.
- Eyepatch of Power: Haruhi makes Kyon wear one of these. Future!Gilgamesh is wearing one too, though he actually lost an eye.
- Freudian Trio: Ilya is the superego, Kaede Kaburagi is the Ego, and Hope is the Id.
- Agent Scully, Agent Mulder: Subverted. Neither Naoto nor Harry are willing to dismiss the mundane or supernatural explinations for Shonen Bat outright, though Naoto has more insight into the mundane one while Harry knows more about the supernatural.
- Morality Kitchen Sink: Even on the same team, morality is all over the place.
- For the good guys, the spectrum ranges from the selfless heroes (Kotesu, Kankri) to cynical anti-heroes (Kyon) and anti-villains (Zero) more worried about their own hides,, to guys that are just plain crazy (Radar Man). Shirou embodies the full spectrum of this, given how the Holy Grail War turned out.
- For the bad guys, the Alternian Empire is a faction of Lawful Evil Overlords, Gilgamesh is driven by ego and revenge (though world conquest is on his agenda), Egil, Caius Ballad, and The Broken God are all Well Intentioned Extremists with mutually exclusive goals, Electra is an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain Parody Sue with daddy issues, Celesto was once a Well-Intentioned Extremist but went off the deep end a long time ago, and Discord is just in it For the Evulz.
- Politeness Judo: Radar Man uses an ordinary camera as a "Mind Control Device" by taking advantage of people's tendency to pose for the camera. Even though Shonen Bat doesn't fall for it, it makes him pause long enough for Harry to hit him with his blasting rod.
- Red Herring: Suzaku first shows up in the same chapter Shirley gains her superpowers.
- Reincarnation Romance: Lighting is implied to be Mikuru's soul, reincarnated after being erased from history. Needless to say, Kyon is surprised at how different she is from the Mikuru he remembers.
- Gravity Master: Somehow, being turned into a robot gave Shirley this power.
- Series Goal: "Find the Philosophers Stone" is still this for the Elric Bros., "Avenge my Parents' murder" is still this for Barnaby. But as the story progresses, Illya, Hope and Kaedae find their own goal; create a new body for Illya, so she won't have to die so soon.
- Super Hero Packing Heat: All of the Badass Normals carry at least a sidearm of some sort, as do Zero, Naoto, and Harry. On the villain side Orphaner Dualscar carries a huge plasma rifle, and Adachi uses a pistol as well. Electra takes this up to 11 by using magic guns, which keep breaking because her powers arn't supposed to be used that way.
- Mutually Exclusive Magic: While they share some common elements, Magecraft and Wizardry cannot be performed by the same person, since for some reason one cannot have both magic circuits (needed to perform magecraft) and whatever magical affinity is required to make someone a Wizard.
- My Greatest Failure:Kyon fears that the world is currently the way it is because he failed to keep Haruhi from rewriting it. The only proof he has is that he remembers the name "Mikuru Asahina", someone who he thinks was erased from the timeline when the world was rewritten.
- Noodle Incident: How Shulk and Shirou first met. Apparently it involved a vampire, fifty metric tons of depleted uranium, and space frogs.
- Our Homunculi Are Different: Come in three varieties.
- The ones Father created from his own flesh; Gluttony, Lust, Greed, Wrath, Pride, and the original Sloth.
- The ones created through failed(?) attempts at Human Transmutation; Envy, the current Sloth, and Hope, though Hope is a special case.
- The ones the Einzberns create by using Magecraft on human genetic material. Illya.
- Unwilling Roboticisation: Shirley's Backstory
- The Unmasqued World: Between the Fifth Holy Grail War, First Contact, and all the NEX Ts popping up everywhere, the White Counsel, the Mages Association, and the SCP Foundation collectively threw up their hands and admitted that yes, magic does exsist.
- Oddly enough, this doesn't really change Harry's life all that much. After all, just beacuse people now know that wizards exist doesn't make them automaticlly belive that he's one.
- The Chosen One: Shirley is apparently the messiah chosen by The Broken God. Not that she wants to be...
- White and Gray Morality / Good Versus Good: The SOS Brigade and the SCP Foundation both want to protect the world, but while the brigade actively encourages metahumans to join, the SCP Foundation would rather have all NEX Ts and magic users locked up (even though that would be infesable). Worse, Shirley got her powers after being infected with a special strain of SCP-217, so the Foundation considers her being in the Brigade a threat to security.