''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7028564/1/Echoes Echoes]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2825943/Kagaseo Kagaseo]] is a ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfiction where a modification of the seal holding back the Kyuubi has surprising consequences. [[spoiler:It's also something of a crossover with Yet again with a little extra help by Third Fang]].

The story begins with a slightly different version of the canon Naruto's fight with Orochimaru in the Land of Grass. However, [[spoiler:Sai betrays the group early]], leading Naruto, renamed "Kazama" to avoid confusion, into a battle with Orochimaru, during which his seal is twisted. This alters the mechanics of the seal, giving Kazama the ability to travel into other worlds, meeting alternate versions of himself, his friends, families, or even enemies. Most prominently featured are Naruko, a female Naruto, Chibaku, one that was trained by Sasori, and Kitsune, one that had [[DemonicPossession some issues with his Kyuubi]].

[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters And more]]. Problem is, the group ends up followed by Madara and two of his duplicates, who want to control Kazama's power.

The story contains a deal of artistic license, created to fill in plot gaps that existed in the manga, while the driving force behind the fic is being a DeconstructorFleet - not just from the manga, but moreso certain cliches that appear in Naruto fan fiction. However, being written prior to several revelations in the manga, there are discrepancies. For instance, Madara, the entire trio, actually possesses the abilities that ''Tobi'' had, before [[spoiler:it was revealed that Tobi was Obito Uchiha, and that Madara Uchiha had a largely different powerset]]. There is ''another'' Tobi that joins the trio, but that one has [[spoiler:little to nothing to do with Obito]]. Fortunately, given the premise, these changes tend to work out.

The story currently consists of the following story arcs:

* ''The Introductory Arc'' ('''Prologue - Ch 4''')
* ''The Land of Waves Arc'' ('''Ch 5 - 10''')
* ''The Great Chase Arc'' ('''Ch 11 - 21''')
* ''The Separation Arc'' ('''Ch 22 - Ch 35''')
* ''The Reunion Arc'' ('''Ch 36 - Ch 49''')
* ''The War World Arc'' ('''Ch 50 - present''')

[[Characters/{{Echoes}} The Echoes Character Sheets]].

The [[spoiler:"War World Arc" will conclude the story]], and that there may be a sequel in the works.

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!!This fanfic provides examples of:

* TheAce: The author is a staunch support of AnyoneCanDie, downplaying this trope for the majority of the non-significant cast.
* ActionGirl: Haku, Gaara, Yugito, Mei, Naruko, and Izanami.
* AffablyEvil: Tsukuyomi has a gentlemanly attitude, while Amaterasu is guided by his own sense of honor, allowing his opponents a fair shot at defeating him, and even congratulating those that face him with honor. This also extends to the masters of the Jashinist Cults, who learned over time that being rude got you nowhere.
* TheAlliance: One is being formed by the worlds that the Arashi clans have visited in order to stand against Teikoku.
* AndIMustScream: Orochimaru's fate is explained after the Cloudverse arc: [[spoiler:he was erased from existence, with pieces of his consciousness slowly stripped away one after another]].
* AnyoneCanDie: The fic runs through supporting characters like coffee cups. Most of the supporting cast gets killed off, including [[spoiler:Kabuto, Zabuza, Sasori, Kakashi]]...
* AntiVillain: N and Five are Type II's. Hanzo is Type III, while Shisui starts out as a Type II becomes a Type III before ending up a Type IV.
* ApatheticCitizens: Izanami notes that the reason why Ame is full of idiots dying in droves is because they have all given up.
* ArcVillain: [[PeggySue Orochimaru]] and [[KnightTemplar A]]. [[BoomerangBigot Shisui]], [[OmnicidalManiac Kitsune's Kyuubi]], [[TheSociopath Kenta Ayatsuri]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Hanzo]], [[TheCaligula Yagura]], and [[ShadowDictator Alpha]] are each the villains of their own arcs.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The nobility in Amegakure, which [[spoiler:Kazama]] has to deal with after killing their leader and stealing his position.
* AssholeVictim: Ame has a disturbingly high amount of these to the point that they could form an army. Every person in power besides Hanzo are perfectly fine with their country dying and their people suffering as long as they get to stay rich and powerful and every civilian is portrayed as an idiotic unsympathetic git who is incapable of running their own lives. It's pretty much impossible to give a crap about them.
* AuthorAppeal:
** Epithets: Most perspectives are introduced with these, such as 'The Healing Man', or 'Pure Evil', or 'The Sand Witch'.
** Kagaseo likes Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire given that everyone seems to live in Ninja-Westeros.
** Politics. Many of the younger characters get involved in debates with dictators and villains about the political states of their worlds.
** {{Big Bad Duumvirate}}s. Look at how many there are.
** Destiny and prophecies are for suckers.
** The author admits a preference to having multiple character deaths and anti-heroes.
* BadBoss: Orochimaru ([[spoiler:usually]]), the OC [[YouHaveFailedMe Kenta Ayatsuri]], [[BitchInSheepsClothing Alpha]], and an exaggerated version of [[TheCaligula Yagura]], who tortures, flays, or ''[[ImAHumanitarian eats]]'' people.
* BatmanGambit: Alpha tries this [[spoiler:by surrendering, but fails to consider that she has a ZeroPercentApprovalRating in her world]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Susanoo's purpose as a villain is this. His soul is even made of fatalism to drive the point home.
** Minato and Kushina from Kazama's world also, earning the hatred of their son.
** There's an unusual trend for characters with this justification [[spoiler:to die horrible deaths in this fic]].
* BecomingTheMask: Shukaku, oddly enough. [[spoiler:It, though in this story ''she'', convinces itself that it is Gaara's mother. Naruko's Kyuubi empathy abilities have evolved to deceive/control others by predicting their emotional responses. Tsukuyomi takes considerable interest in Kazama]] instead of converting him.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[spoiler:Kazama]]. He began as the author's depiction of a more personalized, wiser Naruto, but his developments led him to becoming the head of the Arashi clan, losing his Bijuu, and fighting two Kage alongside a major villain. Then he met [[GodOfEvil Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] who gave him a BreakingSpeech, which on top of the corrupting exposition freely provided by Orochimaru, leads Kazama to stand [[spoiler:against his belief in the village, his former mentors, and his friends]].
** And then Sasuke himself shows up, and reveals that he's become TheAtoner for the (perceived) death of his best friend, and since Tsukiyomi never told him the truth of his clan's massacre. As such, he starts acting more and more like Kazama did before the entire plot of Echoes started up, and slowly becomes less and less like canon Sasuke. Ergo, Naruto and Sasuke have ''switched roles''. Both of them BecameTheirOwnAntithesis.
* BigBadEnsemble: The Madara Trio, fighting under the guidance of Amatsu-Mikaboshi, and the Warlord and his organization, Teikoku.
** BigBadDuumvirate: The trio, again. [[spoiler:Orochimaru and A]], Hanzo and Yagura, Yagura is actually in two at once and his Sanbi. There is now a Big Bad ''Decemvirate'' in the form of Teikoku.
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Tsukiyomi]] is becoming one to [[spoiler: Kazama]].
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Amatsu Mikaboshi and the Shinigami]], both of whom have their hooks in the protagonist. [[spoiler:The Shinigami may qualify as BigGood]].
* BigGood: The premise being TheMultiverse, people like [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha and Orochimaru]] are this; one is a scientist in one world, and the other a resistance leader in another.
* BlackComedy: Hidan and Kakuzu, predictably, as the former criticizes the latter for worshiping currency as a deity. Kakuzu even defends this (jokingly) by referencing money as the ultimate motivator. In the omakes, Kakuzu, to Hidan's amazement, actually ''worships'' "money-sama."
* CursedWithAwesome: Kazama's ability to travel the multiverse gives him the opportunity to learn more about a conspiracy, about many different paths his life could've taken, and defeat a number of villainous regimes. However, this power [[spoiler:comes from Amatsu-Mikaboshi, and more importantly, rallies together a group of Madara Uchihas who want to abuse that power.]]
** BlessedWithSuck: It's also thrown the heroes into a score of life-threatening situations upon entry.
* BlindSeer: Izuna, Amaterasu, and the Alive!Minato World's Madara all caught glimpses of the future after being blinded.
* BodyHorror: Orochimaru, even moreso [[spoiler:after he survives the prologue]]. The damage actually retarded his mind and healing factor.
** Five has it even worse due to [[spoiler:CloneDegeneration.]]
* BreakThemByTalking: All over the place but the biggest one was in the ''very first chapter'' with Orochimaru [[HannibalHasAPoint pointing out that Kazama has learned nothing while training under Jiraiya.]] It started the whole plot!
** [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Five]]]]. 90% of what he says is a Breaking Speech. Given that he's an {{Expy}} of [[Literature/NineteenEightyfour O'Brien]] this is justified.
* CanonWelding: With the ''real'' canon - the author takes great pains to contradict as little of the narrative as possible, for the most part avoiding the need to RetCon the established narrative but still needing to bend the rules along with his own.
* CharacterDevelopment: A great deal, for almost all of the major characters.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Amaterasu]], for the conclusion of "The Great Chase Arc".
* TheConsigliere: Both Sasori and [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi]] act as this to Kazama.
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: Five and Three]] to [[spoiler: Alpha]].
* CoolSword: The {{Kusanagi}}, Orochimaru's [[spoiler:and later Kazama's]] sword has a far deeper and more powerful backstory than its {{canon}} counterpart. First of all, it was used to kill the ''real'' Yamato-no-Orochi, second, it is the REAL Susanoo's sword.
* CombatPragmatist: Everyone except Naruko and [[HonorBeforeReason Amaterasu]]. [[spoiler: Naruko later becomes one after fighting [[ArcVillain Kitsune's Kyuubi.]]]]
* CompetitiveBalance: Early chapters have categorized Ninjutsu into five different styles.
** [[color:red:Vermillion Bird]] --> GlassCannon
** [[color:blue:Azure Dragon]] --> JackOfAllStats
** [[color:lightgrey:White Tiger]] --> FragileSpeedster
** [[color:black:Black Tortoise]] --> StoneWall
** [[color:gold:Golden Unicorn]] --> MightyGlacier
* TheConspiracy: The Inner Council, a group formed by the clans of Konoha to oppose the Hokages power. The first two times it was formed was for valid reasons: The first formation was when Hashirama gave away eight bijuu to enemy nations and everyone thought he was an idiot. The second time it was formed was because the Village saw Sarutobi as unfit to lead after he let Orochimaru escape (and Orochimaru was caught ''killing babies'') so you really couldn't fault them that time...the third and current incarnation is a major mystery and is a major plot point because it was not formed for good reasons like the first two times and is causing major problems.
* TheCorrupter: Tsukiyomi, toward Kazama. Orochimaru also counts.
* [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Multiverse]]: With traces of WorldHalfFull, but (in this fic) as Tsukiyomi tells Kazama, [[spoiler:most everyone he's ever known has had an ulterior motive including people he's long-respected, there's a conspiracy in his past made up hof his Konoha peers' parents and assorted, and in nearly every world ''someone'' is screwing over his counterpart For The Good Of Konoha.]] Though admittedly part of the reasoning ''is'' warped into looking its absolute worse for Kazama's eyes [[spoiler:because of Mikaboshi.]] The heroes are basically a ray of sunshine amidst this simply because they actually ''give a fuck about each other''.
** There's also the world based off of Literature/NineteenEightyfour. That should speak for itself.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The Alive!Yondaime World at first looks like a SugarBowl because Akatsuki, Orochimaru, and Madara were defeated early. In reality, whilst this was a great blow to evil it didn't destroy it all, instead making it disorganized but present. In addition, the political situation is rather bad because of both a certain idiotic Genin Team and no BigBad to keep certain people occupied, like [[GeneralRipper A]]. However, it's rather pleasant compared to a lot of other worlds in the fic.
* CrazyPrepared: Sasori all the way. He has practically everything one could want or need sealed inside or built into his puppet body. One could wonder if he exchanged notes with Franchise/{{Batman}} when he rebuilt himself.
* CreepyChild: Kitsune, Gaara, Jinchuuriki!Sakura, the OmnicidalManiac Naruto...
* CrossOver: The OC's from ''Yet Again'' [[spoiler:actually appear at a convenient moment to save the Arashi clan from a horde of demons.]] This is even discussed in-universe, with the Yet Again cast explaining how Kazama's ability works and that when it malfunctioned, it sent them into an ''alternate multiverse'', the one that Yet Again takes place in. This suffered from InternetBackdraft due to the nature of their cameo.
** Interestingly, the DeusExMachina that occurs [[spoiler:doesn't fix the problem of Kazama's world-jumping power creating 'holes' in the multiverse]].
* TheCynic: Sasori, so very much. [[spoiler:Kazama becomes one as well]].
** Yugito is rather cynical as well, though not to the level of Kazama and Sasori. Even then her case is somewhat justified due to her growing up during war time.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Much darker and more deconstructive of the story than canon.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: In this story the [[{{Gamebreaker}} Edo Tensei]] has been given a proper justification for not being spammed - Use it to much and the Shinigami will make a ''very'' early visit. Even then, using it is treated like an InUniverse MoralEventHorizon moment.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Five]]]] is ridiculously GenreSavvy. He knows how an Orwellian dystopia works perfectly. Amaterasu is secretly this, but due to his [[HonorBeforeReason code of honor]] he acts [[ContractualGenreBlindness Contractually Genre Blind]]. Kakuzu is also DangerouslyGenreSavvy. He knows every shonen fighting trope like he knows every ryo he's collected. The Sanbi was also this. It went out of its way to learn jutsu and uses strategey unlike its brethren who's most sophisticated tactic is to make a Bijuu Dama.
* DarkMessiah: All the Madara are different variants of DarkMessiah. [[spoiler:Kazama might be becoming one, as well.]]
* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler: Orochimaru]]... again.
** [[spoiler:Jinchuriki-Sakura]] got this earlier when [[spoiler:her essence merged into her Kyuubi, who is subsequently ''obliterated'' by Amaterasu.]]
* DeathIsCheap: All of [[BigBadDuumvirate the Madara]] can perform Izanagi, a jutsu that can [[IRejectYourReality negate their own deaths]] by permanently sacrificing a Sharingan. Tsukiyomi wins the prize though - he has stated that he has almost a hundred Sharingan to spam. He basically has in-universe PlotArmor.
* DeathByAdaptation: It seems like every time the Naruto group goes to another world, at least SOMEBODY died who otherwise would have survived in canon. The [[SparedByTheAdaptation opposite]] also happens, as a result.
* DefiantToTheEnd: This tends to be the general approach of both the good guys... and the bad guys... and everyone in between.
* {{Determinator}}: Zabuza
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu?: [[spoiler: Amaterasu]] kills KYUUBI to death. Yes, you read that right. [[spoiler: Zabuza killing Amaterasu himself also counts.]]
** [[spoiler: Wait, so does that mean that if Zabuza killed Amaterasu, could he beat the Kyuubi?]]
*** No.
*** Never.
*** Absolutely not.
* DirtyBusiness: Every member of the Arashi clan ''except'' Naruko has had to do this in the past.
* DiscardAndDraw: A rather common thing in this fic. Hell, this trope along with a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] started the whole freaking plot! To recap, Kazama lost the power of the Kyuubi in exchange for the power of the Shinigami which gave him the power to traverse the multiverse, along with his Uzumaki powers because the Kyuubi couldn't dick around with his chakra anymore (along with the power to make [[ChainPain to make chakra chains]]). Sasori and Chibaku also use this trope a lot. They lose all their puppets in every fight they're in but because they are both CrazyPrepared they have a new better model ready to go the time the next fight comes knockin'.
* DistaffCounterpart: Despite not liking him Yugito is basically a female Kakashi, being an experienced, career shinobi knowing a wealth of information about the ninja world.
* TheDragon: Technically, Amaterasu is this - he fills the role of being the most powerful antagonistic force for the heroes, and despite still being [[AGodAmI Madara]] he's probably the most-level headed of the Trio, content to let his comrades plan and acting as mediator (which is VERY ironic, given that he refers to himself as "war made flesh"). [[spoiler:Until he's finally KilledOffForReal.]]
* DualWielding: {{Deconstructed}} as one of the [[VillainBall many]], [[WorfHadTheFlu many]] reasons [[spoiler:Orochimaru]] was killed by Kazama was because he was DualWielding two Kusanagi despite not being ambidextrous. Kazama also falls victim to this {{DeconstructedTrope}} when he tries DualWielding his two Kusanagi in a sword fight against [[MasterSwordsman Amaterasu]]. [[spoiler: Later in the story, the Dark Wolf also does this, with much greater success, due to being ambidextrous.]]
* DysfunctionJunction: The Arashi clan. Full stop. They're like a DarkerAndEdgier version of the [[{{One Piece}} Straw Hat Pirates]]. Every one of them has some sort of psychological trauma, suffers from some sort of psychological problem or has a DarkAndTroubledPast. See TheWoobie for details.
** Note: Kuebiko doesn't count because he isn't part of the Arashi clan. He's just helping them because he's a NiceGuy. Though he is somewhat bigoted and has a very SelectiveMemory when his brothers dickier moves come up or the flaws in the Will of Fire.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: According to the Author's Notes, this is the heroes' ultimate goal given the utter ''shit'' they tend to wade through - time will tell if they manage it.
* TheEmpath: All of the Naruto are able to emphasize with their opponents in battle and they use it in different ways. For Kitsune, his empathy destroyed him. Naruko uses her empathy exactly like her {{canon}} self. [[spoiler: But later slipped into MindRape and quit being TheEmpath when she found this out.]] Chibaku uses his empathy to be a ManipulativeBastard, using his understanding of his opponents mental state to destroy them. And finally, Kazama is in the middle ground between Naruko and Chibaku. He uses his empathy to connect with the rest of his clan to help them while using it against his enemies to formulate TrashTalk and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "The Reason You Suck" Speeches]] to make them screw up.
* EveryoneHasStandards: This is how Edo Tensei is treated in ''Echoes''. To even consider using Edo Tensei in this story you either have to have no idea of the repercussions aka the guy who invented it. A special kind of evil, like Orochimaru, Kabuto, or Susanoo. Or a special kind of broken, like Izanami. Using Edo Tensei seems to be the equivalent to violating the Geneva Convention in the Echoes-multiverse. [[spoiler: To prove the point, when Susanoo revived five Kages who ''hated'' each other with it, they all agreed they wanted to kill him for sinking so low.]]
* EvilMentor: Tsukiyomi plans to be this to Kazama. [[TheSociopath Kenta]] was one to Kakashi.
** [[spoiler: By the Ame arc, Tsukiyomi has suceeded in making Kazama his apprentice.]]
* EvilCounterpart: A major theme. Multiple times, the heroes face alternate versions of themselves or other characters that turned out badly. For example:
** Kazama has Tsukiyomi, and to a lesser extent Yagura.
** [[spoiler: N to Kitsune.]]
** [[spoiler: Alpha to Hashirama Senju.]]
*** [[spoiler:Alpha]] actually seems more like Naruko's EvilCounterpart. They both have HolierThanThou attitudes, show signs of being TheFundamentalist, rely on an EldritchAbomination to make up for their weaknesses in combat and both [[spoiler: MindRape]] people into agreeing with them.
** The three Naruto shown by [[spoiler: Mikaboshi]] to canon Naruto. One of them, an OmnicidalManiac, managed to disturb Madara himself.
** [[spoiler:Five]] to Haku.
** Isobu to Kurama.
* EvilOldFolks: It's hard to remember that [[BigBadDuumvirate the Madara]] are over a century old given how active they are.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Try explaining that [[spoiler: three versions of the mightiest BigBad in existence are after you and your friends to the people around you and see how long it takes for you all to realize just how [[PrecisionFStrike fucked]] you are!]] Go on. Try it.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Orochimaru, Susanoo, Alpha... just to name a few.]]
* FiveBadBand:
** The main one is, debatably...
--> TheLeader - Tsukiyomi
--> TheDragon - Amaterasu
--> TheBrute - Susanoo
--> EvilGenius - Izanami
--> SixthRanger - [[spoiler:Kazama]]
*** [[spoiler:By chapter 36 it has completely fallen apart. Amaterasu is dead. Nobody knows what Tsukiyomi's up to - if he's even planning ''anything'' anymore. Susanoo has teamed up with a new Madara renamed Izanagi and has gone [[TheStarscream Starscream]] to Tsukuyomi. While Izanami has fallen in love with Kazama and is stopping him from falling completely off the deep end into a FaceHeelTurn.]]
** The Kumogakure arc:
--> BigBad[=/=]EvilGenius - Orochimaru [[spoiler: from Kazama's home dimension.]]
--> TheDragon - The Raikage, A
--> [[TheBrute The Brutes]] The Sandaime, Jiraiya, and Tsunade revived with Edo Tensei.
--> TheDarkChick - N
--> SixthRangerTraitor - Yugito
** The Dystopia arc:
--> BiggerBad - [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination The Juubi]]]]
--> BigBad - [[spoiler:[[ItsAllAboutMe Alpha.]]]] She shares the EvilGenius position with [[spoiler:Five]] because while she makes the plans Five is the only one who actually seems to use his brain and ''think''.
--> CoDragons -
---> EvilGenius - [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Five.]]]] He is easily [[spoiler:Alpha's]] most competent, loyal, and powerful servant almost killing both Chibaku and Kuebiko. He shares EvilGenius status with the BigBad despite being AxCrazy because he is DangerouslyGenreSavvy, the OnlySaneMan and seems to be the only person in the ANBU to capable of higher brain functions.
---> TheBrute - [[spoiler:[[SycophanticServant Three]]]] - While she is CoDragons with [[spoiler:Five]] her lack of higher brain functions, love of burning things, being a SycophanticServant, and losing her fight ''off-screen'' compared to her hypercompetent counterpart firmly puts her in this position.
--> TheDarkChick - [[PunchClockVillain Ninety and Twenty]] - They were just unlucky enough to be present at the final battle.
** The Past Enemy arc (though they're not all truly working togther - some were just manipulated by Kenta to be at his location so he would have meat shields):
--> BiggerBad - [[spoiler:GodOfEvil Amatsu-Mikaboshi]]]] - Incarnates through Hidan to give the villains orders and later [[MassOhCrap physically backs them]] when Hidan summons it.
--> BigBad - [[TheSociopath Kenta Ayatsuri]] - Kakashi's ArchEnemy and by far the most evil thing in the story.
--> TheDragon - [[HonorBeforeReason Inugami]]. A Boss class dog Summon that is summoned by Kenta and plays the traditional Dragon role of acting as the key physical threat to contrast Kenta's mental one.
--> {{The Brute}}s - [[CanisMajor Hatake and Kakashi]] - Kenta's two AxCrazy Nin-Hounds.
--> TheEvilGenius - [[HeroKiller Kakuzu]] - The only member that is actually [[OnlySaneMan sane]]. On top of that he is a DangerouslyGenreSavvy NoNonsenseNemesis CombatPragmatist HeroKiller.
--> TheDarkChick - [[ReligionOfEvil Hidan]] - The weakest member and in the end he is just [[spoiler:Amatsu-Mikaboshi's meat puppet.]]
** Susanoo uses Edo Tensei to form the most powerful Six Paths of Pain ever in the Seperation arc.
*** BigBadDuumvirate: [[TheFatalist Susanoo]] and [[spoiler: [[DomesticAbuser Izanagi]] as the [[GravityMaster Deva Path]].]]
*** TheDragon: [[GreenThumb Hashirama]] as the [[SummonMagic Animal Path]].
*** TheBrute's: [[TheJuggernaut The Third Raikage]] as the [[TruthSerum Naraka Path]] and [[DisintegratorRay Mu]] as the [[EnergyAbsorption Preta Path]].
*** The EvilGenius: [[ExtraOreDinary The Third Kazekage]] as the [[ShapeshifterWeapon Asura Path]].
*** TheDarkChick: [[MasterOfIllusion The Second Mizukage]] as the [[YourSoulIsMine Human Path]].
* FiveManBand: The gang ("Arashi Clan"):
||TheHero||Kazama||
||{{Deuteragonist}}||Naruko||
||TheLancer||Sasori & Kamui & [[spoiler:Izanami]]||
||TheBigGuy||Kitsune & Zabuza & Mei Terumi||
||TheSmartGuy||Chibaku & Kabuto & Karasu||
||TheChick||Haku & Konan||
||SixthRanger||Yugito, Gaara, Kuebiko and Sasuke||
||TeamPet||Samehada||
** The Two Kakashi form a FiveManBand to save Rin from Kenta.
--> TheHero: Kakashi and Kamui share this role with them both facing their ArchEnemy.
--> TheLancer: Yugito Nii, Kamui's [[TheRival Rival]] and {{Foil}}.
--> [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]] Tsunade, the physically strongest member of the team and as Kakuzu puts it "a show off". [[spoiler:Succumbs to BigGuyFatalitySyndrome]].
--> TheSmartGuy: Itachi, the sanest and most composed member of the team.
--> TheChick: Mei Terumi, she joined [[BloodKnight because she thought it would be fun.]]
** A FiveManBand is formed by [[spoiler:[[ALlLovingHero Orochimaru]]]] to defeat [[spoiler:[[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans Alpha]]]]
--> TheHero: [[spoiler:[[HeroOfAnotherStory Orochimaru]]]]. TheLeader of the LaResistance trying to overthrow the BigBad to live up to his friends ideals and save the world.
--> TheLancer: [[MagnificentBastard Sasori]]. Forms an OddFriendship with [[spoiler:Orochimaru.]]
--> TheSmartGuy: [[DeadpanSnarker Chibaku]]. As always he plays this part.
--> TheBigGuy: [[NobleBigot Kuebiko]]. The most powerful member but unfortunately limits himself by trying to divert all of the blame to Madara when the current [[spoiler:Alpha]] situation was his brother's fault.
--> TheChick: [[TheHeart Haku]]. She sadly slips into StupidGood by oversympathizing with her EvilCounterpart.
--> SixthRanger: [[spoiler:[[AwesomeEgo Manda]]]]: Joins in the end to save [[spoiler:Orochimaru]] and Sasori from [[spoiler:the Juubi]].
* FreudianTrio: The three [[BigBadDuumvirate Madara]] have an evil one going on.
** TheSpock: Tsukiyomi is the most logical, level-headed and manipulative, and seems to have plans within plans.
** TheKirk: Amaterasu, despite being a BloodKnight tends to act as the mediator between Tsukiyomi and Susanoo. [[spoiler: With his death, there are now hints that Tsukiyomi and Susanoo are plotting to [[TheStarscream Starscream]] each other. Unless Izanami takes his place...?]]
** TheMcCoy: Susanoo is a bit of a LeeroyJenkins, and his first solution to any problem is to smash it.
* GambitRoulette: Deconstructed. The two big canon gambits the Moon's Eye Plan and Child of Prophecy tend to undergo extreme {{Epic Fail}}s thanks to the free will the multiverse grants to differing characters leading to scenarios where they never pick up steam (Naruko's World and the Dystopia-verse), completely fall apart ( Kitsune's world where the Uchiha ruin everything) or allow someone worse to take control...[[spoiler: like the universe where [[MagnificentBastard Red Zetsu]] killed Madara, made Kaguya his bitch, and rules the world.]]
* GenderFlip: Naruko, Haku and Gaara. [[spoiler:Now we have a Genderflipped Tobi renamned Izanami. Later subverted: Izanami is another version of Mikoto Uchiha.]]
* GenerationXerox: Inverted with Sasuke and Naruto and their mothers, Mikoto and Kushina. Naruto obsesses over Sasuke while Sasuke doesn't care. Mikoto on the other hand is hinted to have wanted much more than friendship from Kushina in at least three worlds, while Kushina sees her as just a friend [[spoiler: Sasuke is later shown to have inherited his mother's crazy when she goes for revenge. Mikoto proves to be ''far'' more DeadlyThanTheMale.]]
** Kazama himself could be consider a rather horrific deconstruction of this trope or a different form of inversion.
* GreyAndGreyMorality[=/=]MoralityKitchenSink: There's plenty to go around thanks to the high level of character complexity.
* HeroKiller: The three Madara, BIG TIME. Especially Amaterasu, who has the story's highest body count for the moment. [[spoiler:Hell, as {{Badass}} as Zabuza and Jiraiya were in taking him down, he'd also partially weakened himself via his HonourBeforeReason - meaning that had he fought dirty he might have killed them ''both'' and still survived.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: A major theme of the Seperation arc was to show that the multiverse doesn't revolve around Naruto with the role of being TheHero, TheProtagonist, and basically being the main character of their world was given to Itachi, Minato, and [[spoiler: Orochimaru]] with the Naruto of two of those worlds being DemotedToExtra and side characters and in one world he was the BigBad instead.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Sasori to Kazama and Yugito to Kamui. While these characters are not incompetent or sidekicks they fit the bill perfectly due to their sanity and efficiency compared to the person they work for.
* IJustWantToBeYou: After becoming TheAtoner Sasuke seems to be modeling himself after canon Naruto.
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler: Orochimaru]], after becoming AxeCrazy, plans to kill Kazama and then take over his body with his GrandTheftMe no Jutsu. When Kazama points out that [[spoiler: Orochimaru]] can't body-jack corpses, [[spoiler: Orochimaru]] 'rationalizes' this by pointing out that Sasuke has 'killed' Kazama twice so he must have three lives so killing him one more time will be okay.
** The whole Child of the Prophecy and the Moon's Eye plan has been reduced to this because of free will.
* InSpiteOfANail: A few things remain constant in most of the multiverse, no matter how different other actors tend to be. For instance:
** The Kyuubi attack - whether Madara found immortality/longevity or not, ''someone'' orchestrates it unless things were ''very'' different in the backstory (such as in the Dystopia-verse). One of few variants is where Sakura, not Naruto, is the jinchuuriki instead.
** ''Naruto'' himself appears to be a constant - even if Minato does not have a child with Kushina, if he has one with someone else (such as [[spoiler:Tsunade or Mikoto]]) it will (usually) be a son of the same name. [[GenderFlip Naruko]] is a slight break from this, but her world is still highly close to {{Canon}} regardless (a few characters' allegiances notwithstanding).
* {{Irony}}: A key part of this fic is the parrallels it draws to {{Canon}} mocking how the series has become made out of {{Broken Aesop}}s, thus, if a character gets any CharacterDevelopment there will be some irony to go along with it. To check it out go to the character sheet, The list is ''way'' too long to write here.
* JadeColoredGlasses: Everyone in this fic except [[PuritySue Naruko]] wear Jade Colored Glasses of various shades. It's actually healthy in this fic to be cynical to a certain degree, but Kazama has recently become the most cynical, beating Sasori in the cynicism department.
* KirkSummation: Minato unwittingly performs an inverted version of this trope on Kazama. [[spoiler: It causes him to cross the DespairEventHorizon and go crawling to [[BigBad Tsukiyomi]] for power.]]
** Sasori and [[spoiler: Good!Orochimaru]], of all people, preform a straighter version on [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing Alpha.]] She doesn't take it well.
* KnightInSourArmor: Zabuza and [[spoiler:Good!Orochimaru]] fit this trope too a T. Kazama was close to becoming one, [[spoiler:but he became a FallenHero instead.]]
* KnightTemplar: One alternate version of Naruto, [[spoiler: and the Raikage]].
* LaughablyEvil: Although [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Hidan and Kakuzu]] are extremely dangerous bad guys, they are extremely funny as well. Though this is actually Invoked by [[GeniusBruiser Kakuzu]] in a form of ObfuscatingStupidity to get people to underestimate him... Hidan's just plan nuts.
* ManEatingPlant: The heroes end up in a world filled with nothing but plants that can use the Sharingan... there are no humans and the plants try to EAT the heroes. The rest sort of falls under the category of FridgeHorror when you try and consider (A) what happened to all the people and (B) what happened to MAKE those plants, anyway?!
* MeleeATrois: The ending of the Another Wave arc turns the battle for the bridge into a DBZ level blood bath. The three factions include: The soon-to-be-Arashi clan (Kazama, Naruko, Chibaku, Kitsune, Sasori Kakashi/Kamui, Normal!Naruto, Jinchuuriki!Sakura, and Sasuke) '''vs''' Kisame, Zabuza, Haku, and Kimmimaro '''vs''' [[BigBadDuumvirate the Madara Trio]] (Tsukiyomi, Susanoo, and Amaterasu). [[{{Understatement}} The final results didn't really end well for anyone.]]
* MindRape: Alpha's shtick and, surprisingly, [[spoiler:Naruko's as well (albeit by accident)]].
* MoodWhiplash: The fic begins with multiple Narutos looking out for each other. But once other members join their group, they start focusing more on why their childhoods were so messed up, with Kazama becoming a subscriber to [[spoiler:Amatsu-Mikaboshi]], several well-known characters dying off, and three absurdly powerful villains chasing them like dogs.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: Alpha, though she cares about her soldiers, it's more like a small child caring about her doll collection instead of seeing them as living, breathing people. When a new doll comes along, she just gets rid of the old one she doesn't like as much.
* TheMultiverse: The entire premise of the entire story.
* MultiversalConqueror: Each different Madara aims at ruling the multiverse. [[spoiler: Amatsu Mikaboshi, too.]] [[spoiler: The Teikoku are successful ones.]]
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Minato believes in the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' maxim of "sacrifice the one to save the many". He basically admits to Kazama that he will willingly sacrifice his family to create peace. In a complete contrast to his father, Kazama believes in a {{Inverted}} version of this trope - that only a handful of people deserve salvation. If any of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the original series' philosophy]] remains intact, this is ''[[OhCrap not]]'' a good thing.
* NextTierPowerUp: Purposely deconstructed in this story. If you get a cool new power, don't expect it to automatically let you win against your latest foe. Just because you have a cool new super move doesn't mean that you can use it properly. Expect to have your ass handed to you by the same technique that was beating you earlier because while that technique may be weaker, your enemy has mastered it to the point of perfection, while you don't know all the pro's and con's to your new powers.
* NiceGuy=/=NiceGirl: Kuebiko and Haku.
* NietzscheWannabe: Many, but Kitsune's Kyuubi and [[spoiler: Five]] are the most obvious examples. [[spoiler:And possibly Kazama too, now. He's recently grown out of it. [[FaceHeelTurn But that might not be a good thing...]]]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler: Orochimaru]] just won't stay down... [[spoiler:at least, until ending DeaderThanDead]].
* ObliviouslyEvil: Many of the villains can come off as this, mainly Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, and Izanagi. They truly think that they're doing the right thing(except Izanagi). Best shown when Susanoo and Izanagi were planning to defeat [[spoiler:[[AntiAntiChrist Kazama]]]]. They seemed a lot more heroic than [[spoiler:Kazama]] has been.
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: [[spoiler: This is [[BigGood Orochimaru]] and [[PsychopathicManchild Alpha's]] basic relationship, although Alpha takes it much more personally than Orochimaru, who just wants to defeat her to save the world.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Kitsune's [[spoiler: three]] Kyuubi. An alternate version of Naruto shown to Madara by [[spoiler: Mikaboshi]] declared his intention to become one, and an alternate version of the Sage of the Six Paths actually pulled it off. [[spoiler: Mikaboshi used to be one, but now its plans are mysterious.]] [[spoiler: WordOfGod is that the Warlord is also one.]]
* OneManArmy: The Madara trio, 3rd Raikage, Hanzo, 1st Hokage,[[spoiler: Sage of the Six Paths, and the bosses of Teikoku]] are all this.
* PassingTheTorch: The Will of Fire has suffered a brutal deconstruction in this story. It is pointed out that the Will of Fire passes ''everything'' down to the next generation, including things like hatred, bigotry, revenge, and racism, which in turn creates people like [[RightWingedMilitaryFanatic Danzo]], [[DarkMessiah Kazama]], [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Kitsune]], and [[OmnicidalManiac Kitsune's Kyuubi]]. Realistically, the Will of Fire actually ''propagates'' the CycleOfHatred, not stops it. Pretty much every Naruto's suffering is ''caused'' by the Will of Fire due to the hatred that is passed down from adults to children. And let's not get started about what it did to the [[CrapsackWorld Dystopia-verse...]]
* PeggySue: [[spoiler: Orochimaru]] is a villainous example. During the incident that gave Kazama his powers it sent [[spoiler: Orochimaru]] back in time in an unknown universe. Like all [[PeggySue Peggy Sues]], [[spoiler:Orochimaru]] used his foreknowledge to make his life better - and by better, we mean that he destroyed Konoha.
* PowerParasite: For his final battle with Kakashi, Kenta has incorporated the Kaguya bloodline, the Byakugan, and Karin's Uzumaki HealingFactor into his body, and it has been hinted he has even more powers sealed away...
* ProtagonistCentredMorality: Good lord, is Kazama ever adopting this... So, mate, if someone is on your side (like say, [[TokenEvilTeammate Sasori]]) you call them "good" and ignore their more negative attributes or deeds; if they are your enemy or have done things not for ''your'' best interests, then they are bad regardless of motivation. Geez, whatever happened to your more forgiving younger self? Granted, at least part of the reason for this utalitarian mentality is [[spoiler:Amatsu Mikaboshi slowly corrupting him.]]
** Naruko shows signs of this as well, without an excuse. As long as someone agrees with her idealistic idealology they're "good". And she - like Kazama - tends to ignore her friends and enemies faults. A good example of this is [[spoiler:Shisui]]. While he is remorseful about ruining Kitsune's life, he does ''not'' regret orchestrating the [[spoiler:Uchiha Massacre]] where he brainwashed and used [[spoiler:Itachi]] as his pawn to kill everyone except Sasuke, including non-combatants, civilians, and children, and more importantly - [[spoiler: people that were not involved in the Inner Council conspiracy.]]
** This is not unnoticed by the author, and it is being lampshaded, justified and deconstructed along the way.
* RescueArc: Part of the Reunion arc focuses on rescuing [[BigGood Vajra]] from [[TheEmpire Teikoku]].
* TheRival: Yugito has a rivalry with Kakashi. [[spoiler: Originally Yugito wanted to kill Kakashi for killing the Raikage.]] But now it has evolved into a more friendly rivalry.
* RedOniBlueOni: Naruko and Chibaku. Naruko is a IdiotHero who uses ThePowerOfFriendship and the Kyuubi to win all her fights and never kills her opponents no matter how despicable they are. Chibaku is a GuileHero borderline ManipulativeBastard who uses his empathy to manipulate his opponents emotions and relies on tricks and traps to win his fights and always goes for the kill. They also argue over everything as is typical of such a relationship.
* RedHerring: It turns out that the [[spoiler: Inner Council]] isn't out to get Naruto. He's just collateral damage no one cares about.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Kabuto]] was killed off precisely to invoke this effect. He's one of the ''lightest'' casualties, too.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Zabuza]] just can't catch a break, can he?
* SerialKiller: Kitsune, under the Kyuubi's influence.
* ScrewDestiny: It's basically the Arashi clan's job. They destroy the fate of almost every world they go to. For better or for worse.
* SeinfeldianConversation: Chibaku and Yugito commonly have really weird conversations with their respective Bijuu.
* ShootTheDog: All of the Naruto's except Naruko have had to make or made morally questionable decisions. Kazama killed Sai in the first chapter in self-defense. Chibaku's use of this trope is the most blatant [[spoiler:when he killed N.]] And finally there are Kitsune's many, many killing sprees.
** ''[[TheHeart Haku]]'' has recently joined the club by killing [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Five.]]]]
* SiblingYinYang: While they aren't siblings, Naruko and Chibaku fit this trope well. Naruko is an implusive, HotBlooded, GenkiGirl who is UnskilledButStrong due to her constantly using the Kyuubi's powers to smash her opponents, and seems to be working her way up from TheChick to TheBigGirl. Chibaku is a calm, cool, collected DeadpanSnarker and always plans things out, is the CrazyPrepared SmartGuy, and is WeakButSkilled because the Kyuubi's brute strength doesn't mix with his delicate puppetry techniques. [[RunningGag They also argue over everything.]]
* {{Sidekick}}: [[IdiotHero Nar]][[IncorruptiblePurePureness uko]] to [[TheCynic Kaz]][[AntiHero ama.]] [[GuileHero Chi]][[ManipulativeBastard baku]] to [[MagnificentBastard Sasori]].
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: To the point where idealists make things worse in this story. Don't trust an idealist with a pair of safety scissors in this story. They will find some way to ruin a cynic's attempts to do good work with them. Cynics are the people who are competent and actually save the world in this story.
* ShoutOut: Amaterasu is one giant call-back to [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight a certain King of Heroes]].
** He also has an attack called Tsubame Gaeshi.
** Kazama and Tsukiyomi's relationship has recently begun to resemble [[spoiler:[[StarWars Anakin and Palpatine's]]]].
** Five, and the world he exists in, is based on [[Literature/NineteenEightyfour 1984]].
** Kitsune, in a fit of insanity, invoke's Voltaire's song "When You're Evil", only substituting "evil" with "crazy" and "The Devil" with "The Kyuubi"... yeah.
** Kisame once told Zabuza that [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli "It is better to be feared than loved"]].
** The Minato from the Alternate Amegakure arc wants to be a [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Hero of Justice]]. A ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' Hero of Justice. [[{{Understatement}} He doesn't know what he's getting into]]. Wonder if we'll meet a Counter Guardian NAMIKAZE soon?
** The Sanbi's jutsu were based on the Squirtle family's movepool from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
** When Izanami takes off her mask in front of Kazama revealing her beauty, she says [[SpiderMan "Face it, tiger: you've earned the jackpot"]].
** During his fight with his Yami self Kitsune constantly said [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion "I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away"]]
** Kazama was nicknamed [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles the Shredder]], by Karasu.
** [[spoiler: Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] paraphrases Sauron's only line from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', '''"Remember, human, there is no life in the Void, only death."'''
** Karasu has a genjutsu called [[Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn He Who Walks Behind the Rows]].
** When [[spoiler: Mu]] fights Karasu and Kitsune, he refers to himself as the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Blind Bandit]], and then throws rocks at them.
** Karasu nicknames Chibaku [[ComicBook/IronMan Iron Man]].
** During the fight against the [[spoiler:resurrected Third Raikage]], the Dark Wolf begins chanting about [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} "Blood for the Blood God" and "Skulls for the Skull Throne."]]
** The Author's note in chapter 41 has one too: "[[VideoGame/BioShock1 Would you kindly leave a review?]]"
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Falls firmly on the cynical end: when someone's FatalFlaw is having too much faith in humanity you know you're in a CrapsackWorld.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Tsukiyomi and Amaterasu are different faces of the concept. Tsukiyomi believes that the gifted should rule over the masses by virtue of being better, whereas Amaterasu believes on MightMakesRight. Another alternate version of Naruto shown by [[spoiler: Amatsu Mikaboshi]] also believes in this.
* TheSociopath: The author claimed he wrote Kenta as his take on a real-life sociopath.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler:Kushina to Naruko, before sacrificing herself to save Gaara.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Kazama]] makes it very clear to Tsukiyomi that he will kill him either the first chance he gets, or when Tsukiyomi teaches him all he needs to know. Overlaps with him being a BastardUnderstudy. [[spoiler: Izanami]] successfully Starscreamed her [[spoiler:misogynistic Madara]] when he tried to pull a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on her. This also helped seal her [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] status.
** It seems to be a common multiversal occurrence for [[spoiler: Fugaku and Mikoto]] to be Minato's and Kushina [[TheStarscream Starscream.]] And he has a frighteningly good track record. Although [[spoiler: Itachi]] usually gives him what he deserves. Though in one universe he got what was coming to him in the form of [[spoiler: his own wife killing him. One version of Mikoto got such a horrible fate that a self-professed misanthrope was disturbed.]] The [[spoiler: Godaime!Itachi]] world subverted this, though.
* StepfordSmiler: Jinchuuriki!Sakura is a Type A [[spoiler:that turns into a Type C.]]
* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Raikage N]] has constantly been trying to do this - [[spoiler: Chibaku]] becomes the cop.
** [[spoiler:Five forces Haku to do this.]] He even says "What took you so long?" as he dies.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Kitsune's entire fighting style revolves around ''giving in'' to his SuperPoweredEvilSide. [[spoiler: Subverted after his Kyuubi is killed.]]
* TakeThat: Rather markedly:
** The dominance of ActionGirl(s) compared to the shortage of powerful female characters in canon.
** The author relates Yagura's poor fighting skills to the canon Naruto. Yagura prioritizes ninjutsu boosted by his own Tailed Beast and relies on it.
** [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Kakuzu]] never considers killing to be too good for his enemies.
** Naruko's WorldOfCardboardSpeech to Susanoo was a TakeThat at the BrokenAesop Naruto-Neji fight.
** Kazama's mental state is a TakeThat at the GenerationXerox BrokenAesop.
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler: Kisame entrusts Samehada to Kitsune]], knowing she's already fond of him and he'll take good care of her.
** [[spoiler: Kitsune's Kyuubi forcibly does this to Kitsune before it dies by downloading all of its memories into him in an attempt to turn him into a new Kyuubi. It seems to be working. And it has been hinted that Tsukiyomi is training Kazama to be his DragonAscendant just in case he dies.]]
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Gaara for Naruko - only intervention on Kushina's part saves her life.]]
* TeamDad: Zabuza acts as a rather grumpy but extremely effective one for the Arashi Clan. He helps out a lot of people with their CharacterDevelopment. Especially Kakashi.
* TeamMom: [[spoiler:Shukaku, of all Bijuu,]] seems to be becoming one for the Arashi Clan.
* TechnicolorFire: Tsukiyomi and Yugito both use blue fire. Tsukiyomi because of his mastery over Katon jutsu. And Yugito to represent her SoulPower.
* ThatManIsDead: This is how Kazama Arashi feels about his former identity of Naruto Uzumaki.
* ThemeNaming: The FiveBadBand [[spoiler:(except of course Kazama)]] have all picked names from notable Shinto deities - the Madara Trio are Tsukiyomi, Amaterasu and Susanoo; their new ally is named for Izanami (or "Nami"), the goddess of creation and death. [[spoiler: And Izanami's Madara, after Susanoo revives him, takes the name Izanagi.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: A commonly used tactic. Best shown when Chibaku uses one in order to [[spoiler: kill N]] and when Kazama kills [[spoiler:Orochimaru.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: In the Alive!Yondaime world, Zabuza was able to become Mizukage. Also, Mikoto was able to get into a relationship with Minato.
* TimeMaster: Kazama's seal has recently shown the power to travel through time as well as space. Best shown with [[spoiler: Orochimaru being sent back in time and creating the Cloud-verse.]] And it later sent Kazama, Tsukiyomi, and Susanoo [[spoiler: back in time sometime around the Third Shinobi World War but before the Rise of Pain.]] Though given the nature of the multiverse, [[spoiler: it's hard to pin down the exact time period.]]
** Kuebiko can also manipulate time on a small scale such as speeding up time around him or slowing down an injured persons' time or creating TimeStop bubbles.
* ThisCannotBe: Yes. Just... Just yes. Most of the villains say this upon their defeats. [[spoiler: ''Especially'' Cloud-verse Orochimaru!]]
** Subverted with [[spoiler:Amaterasu]]; he [[FaceDeathWithDignity faces his death with dignity]].
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Hidan and Kakuzu, of course!
* TokenEvilTeammate: Sasori for the Arashi clan. He has no morals whatsoever but no one cares because he is a MagnificentBastard. [[spoiler: After his death, Kazama and the Dark Wolf seem to be taking his place.]]
* TooDumbToLive: There seems to be something in the water in Ame, the citizens...aren't that smart, Yahiko tried to appeal to an insane war-mongering cannibal with peace, and [[spoiler: the Madara that lived there]] thought treating the woman in charge with keeping him alive like shit was a good idea.
* TooPowerfulToLive: If [[spoiler:Kisame]] had survived, he would have curb-stomped many of the heroes' enemies too easily and removed much of the potential tension.
* TookALevelInBadass: Pretty much everyone from canon, but Kakashi/Kamui takes the cake. Once he decides to get over his DeathSeeker habits he figures out how too use the Susanoo jutsu (with one sharingan), and [[spoiler:kills the Raikage.]]
* TrashTalk: Kazama during his final fight with [[spoiler:Orochimaru]] - he kept on pressing all the guy's [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]] to make the bastard slip up. But the iceing on the cake was when Kazama began to call him [[spoiler:Orochimaru-''kun'']] - he totally lost it.
* TraumaCongaLine: The author uses this trope to great effect. He's like Shakespeare with this trope. He always finds a way to ruin his main characters lives, often putting them in positions where they have to make [[ShootTheDog rather questionable decisions]] or make their backstories even more tragic - except Naruko, she's had it ridiculously easy compared to everyone else. But this is a case of TropesAreNotBad. A lot of great CharacterDevelopment comes out of their trauma.
* {{Ubermensch}}: Tsukiyomi is an evil one. He even calls his idealology the Will to Power. Kazama is becoming one by rejecting all of Konoha's beliefs and starting his own clan. [[spoiler: But has recently devolved into a NietzscheWannabe.]] Kazama has recently recovered but his idealogy has become noticeably DarkerAndEdgier revolving around a mixture of MightMakesRight, RightMakesMight, HumansAreFlawed, and an {{Inversion}} of TheNeedsOfTheMany. Naruko ''thinks'' she's one, but since she has the personality of the canon Naruto and this story is a {{Deconstruction}} she sort of comes off as an idiot.
* UndeadChild: Guess what Susanoo does with [[spoiler:the remains of Team Seven.]] Go on. Guess.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Izuna, Madara's brother. Because he made a deal with [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Amatsu-Mikaboshi]]]] he started a chain of many horrible events which led to Madara becoming the BigBad.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler: Alpha]]'s world. The author based this world off of 1984. [[spoiler: Subverted. Alpha only wants to be proven right. So in the end it's just DespotismJustifiesTheMeans for her. Even if she'll never admit it.]]
** DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler: Five]], TheDragon, however, is just in it for the power.
* VictoryGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Gaara.]]
* VillainousFriendship:
** Amaterasu has a Type I with both his counterparts - they both like and respect him [[spoiler:and both were greatly saddened by his death.]]
** Tsukiyomi and Susanoo have a Type IV - while they work well together, Susanoo's fatalism grates the nerves of Tsukiyomi, a firm believer in free will.
** Yagura has a extremely twisted Type I with the Sanbi - it's probably the only thing he cares about, they come up with new torture techniques together, and they worked together to create their genocide program. Yagura even calls it "Dear Isobu".
** Tsukiyomi and [[spoiler: Kazama]] are beginning to form a mixture of a Type I and a Type II. Tsukiyomi honestly seems to like [[spoiler: Kazama]] and treats him like the son he always wanted, and goes out of his way to help [[spoiler: Kazama]] with his goals and gives him solid advice... while [[spoiler: Kazama]] makes it clear that he's a BastardUnderstudy and will [[TheStarscream Starscream]] Tsukiyomi the first chance he gets. But at the same time, [[spoiler: Kazama]] admits that he's never had a better father figure.
** [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Hidan and Kakuzu]] have a really weird mixture of a Type I and IV. They both claim that they're going to kill the other but they never get around to doing it.
* VisionaryVillain: The three Madara. [[spoiler: Alpha]] claims to be this, but is actually a subversion - she just wants to prove she's right.
* WarriorHeaven: Amaterasu's ultimate goal.
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[BigBad Tsukiyomi]] keeps pitching this too [[TheHero Kazama]]. Given his [[AffablyEvil person]][[ManipulativeBastard ality]] it's hard to tell if he's honest. Given that Tsukiyomi seems to truly like Kazama and treats him like the son he always wanted - even while he's trying to kill his loved ones - makes the honesty of his offer ambigious. [[spoiler: Recently Kazama has accepted an offer from Tsukiyomi for power. And in a strange way Tsukiyomi has become the closest thing Kazama has ever had to a proper father-figure, making how honest he is ''very'' ambigious.]]
* WideEyedIdealist: Naruko cannot seem to realize that she is in a ''{{Deconstruction}}'' of Manga/{{Naruto}} and the multiverse hasn't gotten around to telling her this compared to [[TraumaCongaLine everyone else.]]
* WildCard: [[spoiler: Izanami]], [[RunningGag it's like cocaine to her.]] She somehow mangages to be part of the BigBadEnsemble, [[TheDragon a Dragon]], DragonWithAnAgenda, DragonAscendant, EnigmaticMinion, a HeelFaceMole, AND TheStarscream AT THE SAME TIME! [[UnreliableNarrator Maybe...?]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Jinchuuriki!Sakura]] - After seeing [[spoiler:both her teammates die]], she [[spoiler:unleashes the Kyuubi and destroys Wave Country.]] Luckily she doesn't get any farther thanks to [[BigDamnVillains Amaterasu]].
* WorfHadTheFlu: A lot of the Arashi clans victory's can be attributed to this trope. Kazama was able to kill [[spoiler: Orochimaru]] because his brain was ''literally'' rotting and he was constantly picking up the VillainBall because of it. [[spoiler:The Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Sarutobi]] revived with Edo Tensei only lost to Haku, Zabuza, Sasori, and Yugito because they literally couldn't think - [[spoiler:Jiraiya even summoned a toad that saw him die]], which immediately began helping the Arashi clan. [[spoiler:Raikage N]] was a DeathSeeker. [[spoiler: Amaterasu only lost to Zabuza, Jiraiya, and Kuebiko because of HonorBeforeReason.]] [[spoiler: Susanoo had lost his SpaceMaster powers, was ''dying'' and his Paths were telling their opponents their weaknesses.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Amaterasu views most of his enemies this way. [[spoiler: Special mention to Kisame and Zabuza.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: ''No'', Naruko - unlike {{canon}}, ThePowerOfFriendship will ''not'' save everyone and make the world a bright shining place of peace and love. You might be able to help on a limited scale, but you are ''not'' all-powerful. [[spoiler: She seems to drop this after the fight with Kitsune's Kyuubi.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: All of the [[spoiler: Real Naruto Clones]] have numbers for names in the ANBU-verse such as[[spoiler: Alpha, Three, Five, Twenty, and Ninety.]]
* YouFightLikeACow: Kazama constantly insults Orochimaru's skills and achievements in life to make him slip up during their fight. It works.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Kenta constantly does this because no one but Kakashi can live up to his insane expectations.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Izanami's Madara ''tried'' to do this to Izanami because he found a new apprentice that wasn't a woman.]] She disagreed. ''Vehemently.''
** In an ironic twist, [[spoiler:Alpha]] got this treatment before suffering a [[FateWorseThanDeath fate worse than death]].
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: The only way to gain the {{Kusanagi}}'s full power and loyalty is by killing its previous owner.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: This is what the Niibi thinks of Yugito. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's hilarious]].
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: If you kill a Kage expect their rather pissed off Village to start a war. With [[EvilOverlord Yagura]], Kiri will probably send thank-you cards to whoever got rid of him.
** [[spoiler:[[ItsAllAboutMe Alpha]] has recently been revealed to have one of these. Only [[LoveMartyr Five]] and [[SycophanticServant Three]] actually liked her. The rest of the clones were either apathetic to her fate, feared her, outright hated her, or were just psychos in it for their own sick kicks.]]
** Every noble in Ame has this approval rating.
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