Fanfic: Drifting

'Drifting' is a 'Naruto' fic written by AlphaDelta1001.

The story's summary is 'Naruto is many things; troublesome, wild, unpredictable, adventurous, untamable, unique. But there's a benefit to being wild and unpredictable; no one has the faintest idea what you're going to do next.' Naruto is a LOT more adventurous when he's younger and the decisions he makes changes the story in huge ways. It is also the second longest Naruto story on FanFiction.net. The only one longer is Yet Again with a little extra help.

List of tropes appearing in Drifting

  • Action Girl: Most of the Kunoichi and also the female OC, Misora Amaya, she's good enough to be considered for a spot in the Akatsuki.
  • Action Pet: Swift-chan, Naruto's sparring partner, is a bird world renown for their speed and agility.
  • Adaptational Badass: So many minor characters in canon end up becoming more badass in this fanfic. Specila note to Gato, who was considered a minor threat in the series and has now become one of the major Big Bads.
  • Artistic License Physics: During the Chunin exam, it's mentioned that the hot climate of the area prevents lift, keeping them from rigging up a glider. As one technique of gliding is moving from thermal to thermal to keep aloft, this is the exact opposite of how it works in reality.
  • Ascended Extra: Virtually all of the filler/movie villains are working together and are given much more significance in the plot.
  • Badass: Naruto, given the foes he faces... It's a requirement.
  • Badass Normal: The first major opponent that Naruto faces is Crow, a muggle assassin. He manages to evade the authorities and earn a unusually high bounty for someone without any ninja skills in a world where breathing fire from your mouth is common.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't harm the ones Naruto cares about. You will regret it.
    • Don't break Crow's mask.
  • Blow You Away: Much of Naruto's fighting style incorporates his Wind element and special mention goes to his Signature Move "Jet Hand", which at maximum power can send opponents flying across the continent with just a single touch.
  • Chick Magnet: Naruto has many girls who are attracted to him, usually with him rescuing them.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Naruto doesn't have a clue about his many admirers.
  • Deadly Prank: Most of Naruto's pranks are meant for fun and enjoyment. He never really tries to hurt or harm anyone. Occasionally, however, he uses his pranks as a form of combat.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Naruto is the only genin to have ever defeated Tsubaki, although Samui came pretty close to doing it.
  • Determinator: Crow should have died a long time ago. The facts that he had vital injuries and took a knife to the throat and still managed to keep fighting is a credit to his will.
  • Door Stopper: This is the 2nd longest Naruto story on Fan Fiction.net, at over a million words as of April 2014.
  • The Dragon: Crow is this to Gato. He is the first major opponent Naruto faces.
  • Dramatic Wind: Naruto's "Eiyuu Kaze" (Hero Wind) jutsu is a joke technique he made to make himself look more badass before a fight. It's later weaponized as he uses this technique to No Sell all of Tsubaki's lightning attacks.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Gato says this word for word to Naruto when he meets him for the first time.
  • Expy: Many of the OCs are these:
    • Misora Amaya's looks and abilities are based on Uzumi from Sekirei.
    • Kiyoko's Kekkei Genkai is based on Greed's powers.
    • Tsubaki appears to be a bit of a mishmash of various characters from OnePiece. Her general appearance is based on Nami, while her Kekkei Genkai is based on Eneru's Logia powers. Lastly, some of her move set taken from Admiral Kizaru.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: Naruto has one in order to create his many bombs, fireworks, and paintball pellets he uses for his pranks.
  • Mind-Control Music: Tayuya uses her flute in order to cast genjutsus on people.
  • Not So Stoic: Tsubaki seriously loses her composure that not only is Naruto able to No Sell her lightning attacks, but he can land solid hits on her too and negate her Made Of Air abilities. What's more, when it becomes clear that Naruto is winning, she completely loses it.
  • Professional Killer: Crow is an assassin by trade.
  • Right Man in the Wrong Place: Naruto becomes this in the third chapter when he saves an entire country from Gato's tyranny after getting accidentally knocked out and sent out of the village.
  • Ruleof Cool: Many of the things Naruto does, he does precisely because it would look, sound, or seem cool in some way.
  • Spanner in the Works: Naruto is this to Gato. Everything was working out fine for the buisnessman, until Naruto just happened upon the oppressed country and started screwing things up.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Naruto's skilled at making bombs for demolition and other things.
  • Super Reflexes: A major part of Naruto's taijutsu style is his incredible speed and reflexes. His speed and reflexes become so great that in the Chunin Exam, it culminates in Naruto dodging every single strike from Neji's 8 Trigrams 64 Palms from point blank.
  • Tournament Arc: The Chunin Exams naturally. [[spoiler- Although with the difference being that all Five of the Great Shinobi Villages participate and the exams themselves take place in Yugakure instead of Konoha.]]*