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One night in 2006, a call goes out to NHK and the Tokyo police, giving notice of a suicide jumper from the then-incomplete Tokyo Sky Tower. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be too unusual, except for one small detail: Akiko Yamaguchi, the suicide jumper, is a Magical Girl. She has fought a long, lonely war against Cults, a Circus of Fear, and the embodiments of fear itself for years and has reached her breaking point. She transforms on live television and takes the plunge. But before she becomes a wet crimson smear on the pavement, a black-clad angel swoops in to save her - Fate Testarossa, with Nanoha Takamachi flying in shortly after.In response to the news that they aren't the only ones with magic in the world, Magical Girls and their support groups all around Earth come out of the woodwork and close ranks. In so doing, the magic which has kept The Masquerade in place since the fall of the Silver Millennium comes unravelled and The Magic Comes Back. The people of Earth must now come to terms with the extremely magical world they live in; the enemies of Earth must contend with public knowledge of their existence; and the defenders of Earth lock arms against the encroaching darkness.Battle Fantasia Project (older links:  ) is a Super Robot Wars-style Magical GirlMega Crossover. Hosted at the SpaceBattles Creative Writing Forum, it is a multi-author collaborative effort. At present the project is still mostly in the planning stages due to one author handling the entire first arc on his own, but numerous snippets of plot have been written by various authors and the thread broke the 100-page mark in just over a week. Feel free to drop by with your two cents.Chapter One of the First Arc, Unity, was released on October 6th, 2011 on Fanfiction.net. Link.CURRENTLY, THE FIRST ARC IS UNDERGOING A PROCESS OF REVISION AND STREAMLINING. ONE HALF OF THE NEW VERSION CAN BE READ HERE.The project has also created two Spinoffs:
Adult Fear: Several parents have to face the fact that their daughters are Magical Girls engaged in life-or-death battles with the forces of evil. In an early version of the story, Shoutan Himei briefly undergoes a bout of PTSD when she finds out her daughter became a Puella Magi.
Combat Pragmatist: Akiko, who missed a power-up due to her familiar's death and has to fight season 3 enemies with season 2 magic. She compensates by use of unorthodox tactics like Car Fu and using her magic rather... creatively.
Defeat Means Friendship: Deconstructed in the cruelest manner possible by the Nightmare Factory's Mind Rape of Nanoha, who twisted her canon motives around and accused her of simply beating Fate until she was more scared of Nanoha than of Precia.
Enemy Without: The Nightmare Factory makes a point of manufacturing these things as part of their modus operandi, but only one has any real plot significance. Unfortunately, that enemy is Dark Nanoha. Both of them.
The Factory's success rate with this tactic tends to vary depending on how at peace their target is with themselves. The Senshi and Team Black Rock, having faced their fears many times before, can No Sell them and turn the tables on their attackers with no problem. Nanoha on the other hand...
Late to the Tragedy: Honoka and Nagisa were busy with diplomacy business on behalf of the Dusk Zone in some of the local sub-dimensions when The Reveal happened. They came home to find the newspapers raving about Akiko and other magical girl sightings.
Two of the Outer Senshi go to America to help a suspected Magical Girl... Well... Just look at what trope this is listed under.
Manipulative Bastard: Kyubey. Moreso than in the original series, because the existence of the Galaxy Cauldron means that the heat death of the universe is impossible and the Incubators have other purposes in mind for all that energy they're gathering.
The Masquerade: Deconstructed. Yes, fighting in secret helps to protect your identity and your family from your enemies, but it also hides you from potential allies.
Mega Crossover: Far too many series to list them all exhaustively, but for a quick sample of some of the core series:
No Sell: High-level monsters and eldritch abominations can do this to all mundane weapons regardless of how much 'boom' they have due to the mazoku-like quality of having their true forms hidden away in the astral plane, where only magic can reach them and hurt them.
Also it turns out that if your powers are based on a Breaking Speech, it ends badly when facing magical girls whos' powers hing on them coming to terms with themselves.
Original Generation: Since the vast majority of all magical girls reside in Japan, a host of original characters (of varying quality) has sprung up to fill out the international community. Few of these characters are involved with the core plot, save for Akiko and the Nightmare Factory.
Police Are Useless: Played with. Because of the way the project uses the Immune to Bullets trope, police and military are only effective in direct combat against low-ranking mooks. However they can still support the Alliance with training, logistics, transportation, and various other forms of support that the magical girls can't manage on their own.
Reverse Cerebus Syndrome: Things start off very dark; suicide and weaponised mindfuck are not things that come up in the usual Magical Girl work. The work will eventually move to less grim pastures.
In the meantime, several snippets set during the current arc help to balance this out a bit, especially the ones featuring the Kampfers and Pretty Sammy. Turns out that weaponized love and happiness is Super Effective against creatures made of nightmare fuel, and the Kampfers introduce a healthy dose of comedy, especially through Natsuru's "nightmare" of becoming a pregnant housewife at some point in his future.
Talk to the Fist: Deconstructed. Using violence to get Hannibal to Shut Up rather than beating him through reason won't help clear the seeds of doubt he planted. Furthermore, if the Lecturer's main thrust was that you're a trigger-happy belligerent, why, you're not doing yourself any favours, dear Nanoha.
Also played straight in the case of Strength and the rest of the Black★Rock Shooter girls, though, who've already dealt with most of their issues in advance and can completely No Sell the Nightmare Factory's attempts to Breaking Speech them.
Took a Level in Badass: The Senshi are pegged somewhere in between their anime incarnations and their "love and justice-powered eldritch abomination" manga versions, while Tuxedo Mask has been dubbed Batman!Mamoru for his awesome usage of the Stealth Hi/Bye. Sammy is also slated to get a power-up from Tsunami to make her powers more suited for fighting evil, while Ayeka and Ryoko have inherited powers vaguely similar to those that their Tenchi Muyo! counterparts possess.
A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Lindy told them not to charge into uncharted enemy territory. Didn't she Nanoha and Signum? Akiko faced these guys for four years and it results in her attempting to commit suicide? Did you really think you could wipe them out in one hit?
Two Lines, No Waiting: The new version of Arc I will be split in two: One plot focusing on Akiko and a number of magical girls in Tokyo, and the second will focus on the Black Paradoxes helping out a newly discovered team in Nagasaki.
Weak, but Skilled: The Nightmare Factory is no match for high-powered girls like Nanoha and Signum in terms of pure firepower, but they make themselves a threat by using psychological warfare. Akiko herself, having missed quite a few powerups due to her familiar's early passing, has also had to fight in... unorthodox manners.
World of Badass: It's been observed by some that this version of Earth is basically the TSAB's version of Cadia, having been under siege by demonic and extradimensional forces since at least the fall of the Silver Millennium 10,000+ years ago.
The one-shot "Habemus Papam" contains a piece in Latin. Justified as it's a cardinal announcing the newest Pope.
And I Must Scream: The death row of a Japanese prison, based upon this description and shown through the fate of Alejandro Lovelace (a rougue member of the Lovelace family who was arrested in Japan). By the time of his year there, he's happy he'll die. And the narration implies it also happens to innocents.
Boxing Lessons for Superman: Training in mundane things is shown to make even magical girls more effective. In particular, Sailor Venus has her fellow Sailor Senshi trained in martial arts (and plans to hire Ryo Saeba to teach Homura how to fire a rifle, as her technique with it isn't exactly good), and in her backstory Mami Tomoe took a massive level in badass after realizing her power wasn't to conjure ribbons and muskets but to conjure ribbons made of anything she wants (of which the muskets were an involuntary manifestation) and starts studying mechanics and physics, upgrading to the weapons we see in the series, duplicates, bombs, tear gas, and, when she's serene enough, repeating firearms and the railway cannon Tiro Finale from Rebellion firing armor-piercing, thermobaric and even nuclear shells.
Combat Pragmatist: Sailor Venus is one, and has been shown having tried to destroy the Death Busters by stuffing Eudial's car with gelignite (setting off the bomb when Mimete causing her car crash to make sure she died) and trying to pour scalding hot sulphuric acid into her foes' throats. She also taught the mindset to the other Sailor Senshi, and got Naru to carry the Fire Buster II (that includes a flamethrower).
Mami Tomoe's power is to create ribbons, saying nothing on what they are made of. As a result, she complemented her usual firearms made of ribbons with tear gas ribbons, high explosive ribbons and a nuke ribbon. She also has no qualms to use the Tiro Finale. Homura and Kyouko take after her;
Soun Tendo has no qualms using maiming moves or simple weapons like the Simple Staff, the fork, the pepper spray, and the gun. Then there are the advanced techniques. Soun was hired to teach Naru and Umino self-defence;
Enhance's whole fighting style revolves around this, and hi first appearance had him create a pseudo Walpurgisnacht to serve as a distraction for his assault on the lair of another Dead Apostle Ancestor.
Crazy-Prepared: A number of characters are this, but the Race takes the cake: Word of God is that they always plan to deal with things at least five times as worse as the worst situation they expect, and that it would be insane doing it in any other way.
Sailor Venus: her fame means that few dares committing violent crimes in Tokyo for fear of her intervention, what survivors of the Dark Kingdom are still around have a nervous breakdown at the mere mention of her name, and for some reason the Chinese Amazons are so scared of her that the People's Republic of China can keep them in line by showing them a picture of hers and threatening to sick her on them;
Incubator-created magical girls live in terror of giving Mami Tomoe a reason to hunt them down, and with good reasons. Even Kyoko is terrified of pissing her off;
on the opposite front of the above, Elsa Maria, due being immune to the attacks of most Puellae Magi (they need to have experienced extreme desperation to harm her) and having an extremely powerful Puella Magi defending her (and keeping her from actually harming people). Too bad that Mami can both harm her and is on par with her protector...;
most Dead Apostle Ancestors greatly fear Enhance showing up. Also, most Nasuverse characters fear the Guardia di Finanza due a series of ridiculous accidents that ended with them arresting and briefly detaining Arcueid, Nrvnqsr Chaos and Roa and the three never setting the record straight (Arcueid because she doesn't care, Chaos because he prefers the rumour of getting legitimately defeated by them to the embarrassing truth, and Roa because he was legitimately defeated by them);
the Burial Agency strikes fear even in the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors. The four highest numbers are even scarier, as the numbers 1 and 2 can wield a captured Dead Apostle Ancestor as a weapon, the number 1 has killed two DAA and transformed a third in the aforementioned weapon, the numbers 3 and 4 are basically Panty and Stocking, and the number 2 can keep the numbers 3 and 4 in check;
the Section 2 of the Social Welfare Agency. Members of the Five Republics who believe in the child assassins' existance are easily identified due the sheer terror for any little girl, and at their trial the Mafia bosses that were arrested by their first action demanded life in prison for fear of the thing (they never saw the girl) that killed their bodyguards.
Driven to Madness: Kyubey is mentally unstable due his two great failures, namely granting the wish that led to the uplifting of the Chritchellites (a most annoying Horde of Alien Locustsso despicable to periodically make Kandrakar reconsider their non-interference policy just to kill them and both Madoka and Usagi failed to find an alternative to a kill-on-sight policy) and making Mami a Puella Magi (the reason is still unexplained, aside for being the cause of her having the greatest karmic potential in Incubator history before Madoka). Being an Incubator, this is traduced in him having the beginnings of feelings and emotions.
Eldritch Abomination: Chaos has been mentioned as being around, and the Aristoteles are slated to show up (in particular, Type Venus has been stated he'll appear, and Type Mercury, as in the Nasuverse, is already on Earth).
Even Evil Has Standards: The implications of the existance of the Social Welfare Agency and their child assassins aren't skirted over, but they choose only girls who would otherwise die and are beyond the Despair Event Horizon and take offence to anyone alleging Section 2 exists to recover the costs of developing the protesis and hypnotic conditioning that makes it possible.
Hate Sink: The Chritchellites from Samurai Jack. They were this in their original series, and in-universe they're so despicable that even Jack himself (who has dealt with them once), Madoka and Usagi have a kill-on-sight policy toward them, and they're insulted in their own character sheet.
Heart Is an Awesome Power: The authors seem to be taking this approach to apparently useless powers. So far, the most prominent examples are Mami Tomoe (she can conjure and manipulate ribbons, and just that. If you've seen the anime, you know part of what she does by conjuring ribbons of anything she wants) and Sailor Venus (a power from the Codename: Sailor V manga is to conjure a stinking cloud from Venus' atmosphere. Look at what Venus' clouds are made of and you'll see what happens when she doesn't dilute the cloud).
The Magic Versus Technology War: Present in the backstory of the Race, as a nation of cultists tried to summon an Eldritch Abomination and the technology-using predecessors of the unified Empire fought to stop them. They later decided to make sure it wouldn't happen again by wishing away their potential to use magic.
My Greatest Failure: Kyubey has two: granting the wish that uplifted the Chritchellites (a most annoying Horde of Alien Locusts that exterminated the race that made the wish before sacking half the universe) and making Mami a Puella Magi (it's not explained why, aside for being the reason for her having the greatest karmic potential in Incubator history until Madoka).
Mythology Gag: Minako is both a cop and an idol, and her songs as an idol are Sailor Venus' image songs from the original anime (Route Venus, Setsunakute Ii, Anata no Yume wo Mita wa and Ai no Megami no) and Minako's knowns songs from the live action (Romance, Koko ni Iru, C'Est la Vie, Katagoshi ni Kinsei, Kiss!2 Bang!2, Happy Time, Happy Life and Sayonara ~ Sweet Days). The first four are also noted to have originally been written and sung for the in-universe Sailor V and Sailor Moon anime series.
Name's the Same: The Incubators are all referred as either Kyubey or Qbey. The only exception is the one that follows Ming Ming around, who is referred as R-Bey and then as S-Bey (Ming Ming goes to the following letter every time it dies).
No Sell: Again, high-level monsters and eldritch abominations can do this to all mundane weapons regardless of how much 'boom' they have due to the mazoku-like quality of having their true forms hidden away in the astral plane, where only magic can reach them and hurt them.
Nun Too Holy: The Catholic Church is even worse about this than in the Nasuverse: the reserve member of the Burial Agency is openly psychopathic, the number 4 and 3 are Lampshaded to basically be Panty and Stocking (to be fair, the other members of the Burial Agency consider them loose cannons), and The Pope elected in place of Benedict XVI is Constantin Vitalian from Suore Ninja.
Mundane weapons are rather useful against the so-called Invaders (an alien species that invades North Korea during the first arc): while the Invaders multiply when exposed to fires and the energy of explosions, they're vulnerable to kinetic impacts and air pressure blasts, and a multinational force massacre them by judicious use of their standard weapons.
The Prankster: Minako. Her presents in particular tend to include some kind of joke (like giving Sailor Pluto a TARDIS toy), even if they tend to backfire whenever Usagi's involved (for example, Usagi actually appreciated and put to use the giant hamster wheel).
Rebel Prince: Three rare female examples in the form of the granddaughters of Zenigata and Lupin III: Zenigata's granddaughter is a Phantom Thief trained by Lupin's ghost, while Lupin's granddaughters are a member of Interpol trained by Zenigata (who is chasing Zenigata's granddaughter since they were teens) and MinakoAino.
Robbing the Dead: Some magical girls aren't averse to this to procure useful things, as long as the personal effects and (for the Puellae Magi) the clothes were left in place. More specifically, we have seen Will Vandom, Star Reverie, Mami and Homura engaging in this and Sailor Venus and Mami advocating the action and declaring they'll do it to their friends and expect them to do the same (and in fact the side story chapter with these actions actually ends with Mami and Homura robbing Sayaka's body).
Shout-Out: The one-shot "Habemus Papam" is a long one to the Italian satiric comic Suore Ninja (lit. Ninja Nuns), down to the female members of the Burial Agency actually having the embarrassing nickname of ninja nuns and getting them to dress like the protagonists.
Shown Their Work: Authors Sergio Turbo and lord Martiya regularly do extensive research for their addition to the story. Best shown by Sergio's original aircrafts (all based on actual designs) and lord Martiya's take on the Social Welfare Agency's equipment (with the Improperly Placed Firearms of the original series replaced by actual Italian military equipment that includes standard-issue flamethrowers. The note on them sarcastically remarks on the Italian Army's fame as 'nice people' on international missions) and long essay on possible science fiction weapons to use.
Squishy Wizard: Most of the Twenty-Seven Dead Apostle Ancestors, relatively speaking: being former magi who transformed themselves in vampires, their bodies are invariably slim and they lack knowledge of combat without magecraft, allowing magically weaker but physically more prepared opponents to easily overcome them once they come close enough... Assuming they can back their punches with enought strength to overcome their powerful magically-backed resistance to damage and Healing Factor.
Mami Tomoe: in Homura's zeroth timeline, she nearly took down Walpurgisnacht. As for other magical girls... Homura and Kyouko were stunned when they found out there was a magical girl who could not only survive Mami going all out but actually hold her own.
"World of Cardboard" Speech: In the side story "Mami the Invincible", the Mami Tomoe of the first timeline delivered one to Homura and Madoka before going and ''nearly defeating Walpurgisnacht'', and would have won had one of her familiars been a second too late. Possibly one of the darkest takes ever, given that what gave Mami the strength to do the speech and her battle was the knowledge that, whatever happened, she would have to die.