Justifying The Ends is a collection of Fallout: New Vegas one-shots written by Liangnui. The stories follow the adventures of the Courier (an Asian woman named Meda Li) and the various companions as they explore the wastes and try to build a better future for the Mojave.Originally, the various stories were fairly disjointed, if in chronological order, but since "Nellis" the chapters are starting to tie together more strongly. All of the stories so far are told from the human companions' perspectives, with each having two or three chapters written entirely for them.
This work provides examples of:
Action Girl: All four female members of the Courier's group are this, with three of them being close-range fighters (the exception being Cass).
Arbitrary Headcount Limit: Averted. The Courier generally takes at least three companions on any given excursion, or more depending on the scale of the conflict they're out to solve. Bitter Springs is the first time all of them were involved at once.
Artistic License - Gun Safety: In-universe, since the Courier is extremely bad at using guns even though pretty much every other resident of the wasteland with opposable thumbs can at least use a pistol.
The Atoner: Boone fits this. And this is the main reason the Courier joined the Followers of the Apocalypse.
Cerebus Roller Coaster: Deliberately done. On one hand, the first two chapters feature the One For My Baby and Nipton subquests. On the other, the next four are based on interaction with the companions and mocking the the Courier. And the more recent chapters have been relatively dark until "The Strip."
Curb-Stomp Battle: In "Nipton," "South Vegas," "Nelson," "Return to Gomorrah," and "Bitter Springs."
Deadpan Snarker: Everyone except for Lily. The Courier is generally the one being snarked at.
Epic Fail: The Courier manages to miss a billboard at a hundred feet.
Fragile Speedster: It's not brought up much, but the fact that the Courier prefers to go around unarmored and carry a melee weapon means that she's essentially an ambush fighter. Her tendency to disappear as soon as a gunfight starts and attack from the flanks or rear means that she's very aware of it.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: The Courier has a pretty nasty, uneven gash across her left cheekbone as a result of shrapnel injuries while trying to reach Nellis (and a lot of smaller ones across her entire left side from the same incident), but she's still nice enough despite all odds.
She also has a scar on her chest from open-heart surgery when she was a child
Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Almost entirely inverted in the case of the Courier's party, since all of the male characters prefer to fight at ranges of more than ten or twenty feet, while Cass is the only female character to prefer guns to stabbing (the Courier), punching (Veronica), or smashing (Lily).