The Battle of the Luminaries is a Spin-Off of a popular fanfic called the Ultimate Video Rumble. It is a Mega Crossover tournament fanfic with several franchises entering. Most of them are from fighting games but some are not. The goal works similar to a Royal Rumble in wrestling. A series of fighters enter the ring and fight each other until only one remains. It is also a votefic where the readers can choose who they want to see move on and who they want to be eliminated. In every "Section", they can be only be thirty fighters at a time and when a certain of people had been eliminated, the next Section starts with new fighters coming out until thirty come out. This continues until there is one sole winner.Along with the main tournament, they are also "Side Battles" where people could vote on outside of the arena. The Side Battles usually revolve around a plot where there is a conspiracy between villains and a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits have to stop it before things get out of hand.The winner of the first Battle of the Luminaries is Pikachu from Pokémon.The Battle of the Luminaries had been inspired by the Megamix Tournament, one of the most popular UVR spin-off. Because of that, there will a lot of references to that fanfic in this story.The first tournament is complete while a second is in progress and can be found here: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/642853/Tinyrocket
MacGuffin: One of the main plots of the story is a red light that holds incredible power. It is actually made up of several power-up items in various video games and it is created by Dr. Eggman Nega.Solid Snake's group initial goal is to find it before the villains do.
Mythology Gag: There are LOADS of these from the Megamix Tournament. It is quite hard to choose where to start.
The owner of the Megamix Tournament had loaned the Megamix Dome which the Megamix Tournament was held to the main host for his own tournament.
Due to previously being a group that stopped a conspiracy, Ally Gator took leadership of the security team due to her being so Genre Savvy about the tournament.
The lady at the lobby counter, the man at the restaurant and the bartender at the bar complained about the Side Battles that were appearing in their respective places wishing that it would be different from the Megamix Tournaments.
Quite a few people were still ticked at May for eliminating the first champion of the Fanfic/Megamix Tournament, Kasumi Todoh by faking unconsciousness. Fortunately for her, the scorn was no where as bad as at the time.
Popularity Power: Rainbow Dash is an example of this trope, as the votes have allowed her to last TEN sections so far AND score FIFTEEN eliminations. Even the hosts notice this. She finally gets eliminated in Section Thirteen... ten sections from where she originally started.
Not just characters, but sub-nodes for the main nodes as well. Super Smash Bros has gotten NINETY-FIVE eliminations, and Pokémon was one of the many sub-nodes that holds thirty-three of those eliminations.
Red Herring: In the first tournament, the group led by Solid Snake thought that the villains wanted to kidnap him because he was one of the first people to interfered with their plans. Turns out it was Luigi they were after.
In the second tournament, the security team thought that Gabumon was the main target of the main villains after the Digimon had reported being attacked by Jumbo Flapjack earlier. However, Jumbo was working for the group run by Cruella De Vil and Hyena instead whose plans are completely different from the main ones.
This is also what happens when someone gets an elimination by ACCIDENT. An example was when Big the Cat eliminated Link. The thing is Big eliminated him after being sent flying by a powerful attack from Papu Papu and Link was just unlucky to walk straight into the soaring cat's path. Big probably never realized on his own that he had eliminated Link.
There Is Another: One of the main plots during the second tournament is that Nightmare wishes to steal the soul of one sole person because that person had not only wielded Soul Calibur before but he could also wield it BETTER than the original owner, Siegfried.
While on the subject, when the group leaves Momo, they completely forget about the same brainwashed Wave. When Jet the Hawk found out after Tails, Gemel and Bean the Dynamite rescued him and Storm, he freaked out and called Tails out for his negligence.