Fan Fic: Pretty Cure All Stars
This is the main listing for All Stars fics. After all, you can't have a Pretty Cure
fan community without All Stars fics. These include:
- Pretty Cure All-Stars: The Magical, Unforgettable Christmas! (features Pretty Cure Tropical Twirls and includes characters from Shining Pretty Cure and Chance Pretty Cure as well as Mew Lettuce Rush's (better known as pretty_konjiki) OC Cures and set mainly in a hotel in Sapporo)
- Pretty Cure Fandom DX: Island Full of Friends (features Heaven Pretty Cure and includes characters from Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy, Shining Pretty Cure, and Magic Flower Pretty Cure)
- Pretty Cure All Stars 3D: Live and Loaded! How About That! (features Pretty Cure Heavy Metal and includes characters from Pretty Cure Full Color, Pretty Cure The Silver Knight Chronicles, Futari Wa Pretty Cure Blue Moon, and Bokura Wa Gaia Pretty Cure)
- Pretty Cure All Stars 3D 2: Spark of Metal on the Rebound (features Pretty Cure Heavy Metal and includes characters from Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy, Pretty Cure Full Color, Bokura Wa Gaia Pretty Cure, Pretty Cure Mirai Spark, and Cure Spinne)
- Pretty Cure All Stars 3D 3: Hollywood Field Trip (features Pretty Cure Heavy Metal and Pretty Cure Hollywood Stars and includes characters from Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy, Bokura Wa Gaia Pretty Cure, Futari Wa Pretty Cure Blue Moon, Pretty Cure Mirai Spark, and Cure Spinne)
- Pretty Cure All Stars DX: Everyone's Hope! Festival of Friends! (features Futari Wa Pretty Cure Eclipse!, Pretty Cure Evolve Hearts, Pretty Cure Nature Blast and Pretty Cure Fantasia)
- Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Recut (retelling of the third canon Pretty Cure All Stars movie featuring Cure_Shabon's Original Characters)
- Pretty Cure Drive Dynasty (Pretty Cure answer to Kamen Rider Decade and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, though with elements from other Kamen Rider series, namely Kamen Rider Double and Kamen Rider OOO as well)
- The Door to Summer (An All Stars fic mostly involving the Smile Pretty Cures and some original characters, with a plot inspired by Digimon Hurricane Touchdown)
- Dissonance (Set a few years after Suite Pretty Cure ♪, putting all the previous series in one timeline. With that, the cast now consists mainly of adults. The story deals with a new problem which can be summarized as disrupted balance, turning into a massive, combined fight / romance. On the side, there is also The Exile for one unlucky Cure.)
Pretty Cure All-Stars: The Magical, Unforgettable Christmas! contains examples of:
Pretty Cure Fandom DX: Island Full of Friends contains examples of:
Pretty Cure All Stars 3D: Live and Loaded! How About That! contains examples of:
- Actor Allusion (When James is introduced to the PCHM girls, he tells Shugo she looks like Emma Watson's long-lost twin sister. Shugo thanks him for it. This only applies to the English dub.)
- Bat Family Crossover
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment (The signs that instruct the Cures to watch for walking P-Pals and 8-bit characters. Cure Genesis then tempts fate, at least in part, by mentioning falling ice cream and being forced to play Dance Dance Revolution with Moerumba.)
- Celebrity Voice Actor (Emma Watson as Shugo, Daniel Radcliffe as James, and Kay Panabaker as Lila)
- Comic-Book Time
- Deadly Gas (Non-lethal example: The antagonist uses tear gas to knock out everyone so he can kidnap Kane)
- Disney Death (Invoked; at one point, Kane lampshades her own death from episode 15 of Full Color by saying, "I've been dead before.")
- Distressed Damsel (Kane)
- (Formerly) Evil Brit (Emiru, whose lines feature rather peculiar spelling and Stock British Phrases, including this line)
Emiru Omemi: It's jolly good of you to show up here, James. I saw other Cures here as well and figured there'd be at least one of you who's a boy. The other chap here is Hisato, who was better behaved around you than Tessalia and Izayoi were. Off we go, then, to the local hotel in Isuten.
- Though the speech is out of character, at least the spelling contains Fridge Brilliance: Blue Moon author Jisu is Canadian, and thus, Blue Moon itself is riddled with what Americans would call "extra" U's.
- Gunslinger (Shugo/Cure Hendrix really knows how to pack a pistol, leading Kane and Emiru to admire her gunslinging abilities and wonder why even back when they were villains they weren't able to wield such powerful weapons)
- Ink-Suit Actor (Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Kay Panabaker. The former looks like her character; the latter two actually portray the characters in the live-action series Pretty Cure The Silver Knight Chronicles.)
- Name's the Same/One Sakura Limit (The Full Color and Heavy Metal girls, especially Aki/Cure Autumn, are confused when both their Sakuras are together. For example:)
Aki Kazeno: Sakura!
Sakura Cobain: Yes?
Aki Kazeno: Not you! The OTHER Sakura!
- Not So Different (Rare wholesome example: The BwGPC Cures, save for Hisato/Cure Esquirol, believe James/Cure Genesis to be suspicious at first due to his armor, but Genesis manages to set them straight in the end. The rest of the Cures find nothing wrong with Genesis from the start, with Genesis making the occasional remark that all Cures are equal)
- The Other Darrin (Averted with the SKC characters; Daniel Radcliffe and Kay Panabaker reprise their imagined roles from Pretty Cure The Silver Knight Chronicles in the English dub. However, Shugo is now voiced by Emma Watson.)
- Precision F-Strike (Oddly enough for a ryanasaurus0077 fanfic, there are only a few profane moments in this fic. All examples are below.)
- After Aki indicates that she was calling for Sakura Tsuitei, Sakura Cobain asks, "Well, how the hell was I supposed to know there was another Sakura in this group!?"
- James says "Bloody hell!" upon realizing that Kane got kidnapped.
- During the rescue scene, Emiru, right before using Trance Lock on a mook standing between the heroes and Kane, shouts, "All right, you bastard, you left me with no choice!"
- Real Men Wear Pink (Brawns doesn't think so, and Cure Hendrix sends him running away with his tail between his legs for expressing it out loud in the vicinity of Mitsuuru)
- Shout-Out (Kane says exactly what Spock says in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country when she lampshades the Disney Death trope)
- 3-D Movie
- What the Hell, Hero? (Emiru uses a Trance Lock on Cures Frosch and Pingu to pit them against monsters resembling the Zetsobana attacking Cure Genesis so they'd know who the real enemy is and later apologizes to Genesis for the two Cures' aggressive behavior toward him)
Emiru Omemi: You'll have to excuse Cures Frosch and Pingu. They're too suspicious around that type of armour and would've dented it within a second had I not put them in illusion worlds and sicced on them creatures that resembled those that you were fighting.
Pretty Cure All Stars 3D 2: Spark of Metal on the Rebound contains examples of:
- Alternate Continuity (Judging by the Fukuda siblings' uniform design in this film, the continuity the PCMS gang comes from is the two-part Live-Action Adaptation)
- Bat Family Crossover
- Berserk Button (Don't try to kill his sister by burning her, or Haruki/Cure Phoenix will GIVE. YOU. HELL.)
- The Bet (Yasu and Haruki participate in a Loser Wears A Dress contest involving a go-kart race track. Fortunately for Yasu, she wins, which not even she could predict, and Haruki once again finds himself Dragged into Drag. Yasu admits that that was her first — and hopefully only — go at the Loser Wears A Dress bet. Beginner's Luck, anyone?)
- Bifauxnen (Traditional ones in Shugo and Shun, as well as a subversion in Yasu)
- Celebrity Voice Actor (Emma Watson as Shugo and Yasu)
- Comic-Book Time
- Distressed Damsel (Some of the Cures, including, ironically enough, Cures Hendrix and Tora, become one at least once)
- Evil Overlord List (Rule #7 comes in play again when Cure Hendrix is being held captive by a lesser terrorist. When she asks him the exact question, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?", he shoots her between the eyes and says, "No." Unfortunately for him all Cures are Made of Iron, so the bullet is rendered a dud, and Hendrix turns the tables on him.)
- And then Rule #13 comes in play when the Cures reach the terrorist lair toward the end. Cure Tora is tied up, loaded into a cardboard coffin, and loaded into a metal oven (kinda like the one seen during a flashback at the start of Avatar), all while she's yelling, "STOP IT! PLEASE! I DON'T WANT TO DIE AGAIN! HARUKI! GET THOSE CREEPY BUGGERS AWAY FROM ME!" Then one terrorist pushes a button, and flames shoot at the coffin. Cure Phoenix, upon hearing his sister's cries for help, flips out, lashes out at the terrorists, and pulls her out of the oven before the flames can do any damage.
- Ink-Suit Actor (Emma Watson. Shugo's design is actually based on her, and Yasu looks just like she does in the Live-Action Adaptation of her series.)
- One Sakura Limit (The Full Color and Heavy Metal girls interact again, thus causing more confusion concerning each group's Sakura)
- The Other Darrin (Like with their other respective movies, Shugo and Yasu are both voiced by Emma Watson)
- Precision F-Strike (In an otherwise PG-rated fic, Cure Hendrix drops the F bomb uncensored:)
Terrorist leader: Any last words?
Cure Hendrix: Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker.
[Cure Hendrix puts a bullet between his eyes]
- Real Women Never Wear Dresses (Shugo, at least in the movies — including this one — as well as Yasu and Shun are never seen wearing so much as a skirt — unless you count tunics, which are part of Yasu and Haruki's modified boys' uniforms as well as Licht Panzer's costume)
- Shout-Out (Cure Tora is nearly killed by terrorists. Does the method ring a bell?)
- Thou Shalt Not Kill (What Shugo usually believes. However, there are times when she threatened to make exceptions of criminals, including the bank robbers at the start and the leader of the terrorists that had sieged the anything pub she and the rest of the group was enjoying themselves in. For example, after the attempted murder of Cure Tora, she has this to say:)
Cure Hendrix: I don't pass sentence. That's for the courts to decide. But this time... this time... I am sorely tempted to do the job myself.
- 3-D Movie
- Well-Intentioned Extremist (Shugo sometimes becomes one when confronted by criminals)
- What the Hell, Hero? (Shugo gets this a few times:)
- At the start of the film, Cure Spinne confronts her for the extremist activity she had just witnessed, and they wind up fighting each other;
- During the first strike against the terrorists, Cure Tora calls her out for blowing a terrorist's head off ("Dost thou honestly believe that killing is the appropriate response to all dangerous crime?");
- Before escaping with his men, the terrorist leader says, "We could use the likes of you, who has slain several of my men with your gun." Then she briefly — and, unbelievably, seriously — considers a full Face-Heel Turn, which leads to Lady Rainbow yelling at her ("I can't believe you'd actually consider defecting to their side just because of what that blasted villain said!")... before invoking her own tenure as a villain (i.e. back when she was still Belldandy) and her own death at the hands of Furyze, calming down in the process, and reminding her just how many friends she had made as a Cure, even outside the Tri-Cities.
Pretty Cure All Stars 3D 3: Hollywood Field Trip contains examples of:
- Ascended Extra (The rest of Vanilla Stardust have bigger roles here, and Cure Dawn, Devance, and Mekuramast make their All Stars debuts here.)
- Back from the Dead (Lady Marilyn and Kuroimetaru.)
- Celebrity Voice Actor (Emma Watson as Shugo, Lina, and Yasu, and Chris Rankin as Devance)
- Chop Sockey (Shugo and Lina demonstrate how it's done, and Yasu calls them out for being too acrobatic. Lina explains that Jackie Chan was her sensei when she was younger.)
- Comic-Book Time (Averted, with a few clues as to why.)
- Defictionalization (Somewhat. A setlist has been constructed for a concert film called The Lovely and Wild Angels and Vanilla Stardust Live in Montreal.)
- Dragged into Drag (It seems there isn't anywhere Haruki can be featured without being put in a skirt; this time, his own sister stuffs him into a cosplay of Princess Peach Toadstool in one scene early in the film.)
: Take a hint from Nanami, much? You weren't even provoked! Yasu
: I had to do it at some point in this film; I just had a perverted thought in my mind at the moment. Haruki
: But why dress me up as Princess Peach? Yasu
: Because it reminds me of a game I played on the NES
in my youth—and no points for guessing the game I had in mind, people! Haruki
: No, really! Yasu
: All right, I'll tell you. Nanami stuffed the costume into the Mirai gang's baggage, and someone had to wear it, so I figured you should be the one to wear it.
- Even Evil Has Standards (It may be more of a protective stance, but after seeing Cure Western torture Kuroimetaru endlessly and not hearing anybody call her out on her callous behavior, Lady Marilyn gets up and punches Western so hard she's sent flying backwards a VERY long distance.)
Lady Marilyn: That'll teach you about being sadistic!
- Evil Laugh (Cure Western gets one as she tortures the zombified Kuroimetaru. Cure Kame lampshades this:)
: Lina, you sound like a villain. Cure Nirvana
: You said it. She's seen too much clips of The Joker
from those animated TV shows.
- Expy (Here, Devance looks like the Man With No Name.)
- Great Balls of Fire (Ayameko nearly got roasted alive during the Montreal concert when a phosphorous column she was standing over erupted in flames. Fortunately, she jumped back just in time to avoid the deadly flame.)
- Ink-Suit Actor (Shugo and Lina resemble Emma Watson in general. Specifically, Shugo resembles pre-2010 Emma, and Lina resembles Emma following her pixie cut. Also, Yasu once again resembles her Live-Action Adaptation counterpart.)
- Non-Serial Movie (Averted; this film takes place during the Lovely and Wild Angels/Vanilla Stardust Stadium Tour, as revealed by Ayameko. At least one show is described in detail, with said show almost becoming a repeat of one Guns N' Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour show in the same city—Montreal—when Ayameko barely avoided a similar accident to what James Hetfield actually did go through.)
- Not Using the Z Word (A Call Back to episode 14 of Pretty Cure Heavy Metal in that Sakura hates when people refer to the zombies in this film by using the Z word.)
Lina: What the kriff are zombies doing here in Tinseltown?
Sakura: We don't say the Z word!
- The Other Darrin (Shugo, Lina, and Yasu are all voiced by Emma Watson in the English dub. They're not the only ones, though; Chris Rankin is the voice of Devance here, and he does a spot-on impersonation of Clint Eastwood.)
- Precision F-Strike (This time, Lina's mouth is clean... most of the time. The few times she does swear, you'll know she means it. The most serious incident is when she gets punched in the gut by a zombie.)
Cure Western: That's it! You're in for a hail of fucking gunfire!
- Real Women Never Wear Dresses (Same as last time, but this time, another such character, Lina, is included in the mix.)
- Shout-Out (Like James Hetfield, Ayameko had an incident with pyrotechnics during a show in Montreal. Unlike Hetfield, Ayameko managed to jump backwards just in time to avoid being incinerated. She thought she'd mention it, since it happened the month before her band, Vanilla Stardust, and the Lovely and Wild Angels arrived in Los Angeles.)
- Also, when Yasu gives her reason for dressing her kid brother up as Princess Peach, Lina remarks, "At least it didn't remind you of something from LJN."
- 3D Movie
Pretty Cure All-Stars DX: Everyone's Hope! Festival of Friends! contains examples of:
Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Recut contains examples of:
Pretty Cure Drive Dynasty contains examples of:
- Actor Allusion (FINALLY Yuko Goto gets a role that reflects her own Biker Babe persona. Also qualifies as Playing Against Type, as Ann Jean is anything but a moeblob.)
- Battle Strip (Noboru in episode 5 as he's about to fight a Kusurinaa for Cure Bliss. Not only he's pretty damn ripped, it's the first time we see the tattoo on his back.)
- Biker Babe (Ann Jean, leather and all.)
- Big Good (Cure Destiny, of course.)
- Blondes Are Evil (Izumi as Fontana)
- Brother-Sister Incest (Izumi has a one-sided crush on her brother Yuugure.)
- The Casanova (Kinomi is never seen with the same girl twice, as he loves to toy with girls' feelings and break their hearts at the end, which is demonstrated in episode 6 with Chowa.)
- Casanova Wannabe (Noboru, meanwhile, just wants to attract girls with his so-called "charming BAMF-y looks", but ends up scaring them instead.)
- Catch Phrase (Like Fumi, Moe really inflicts Flanderization on the "Moe Moe~~ KYUN!" meme. Correction: she doesn't just Flanderize it; she WEAPONIZES it.)
- Celebrity Voice Actor (Not Emma Watson this time. Instead, the vocalist of 7!! ~seven oops~, NANAE, provides her voice to Chowa in episode 6.)
- Continuity Nod (The Movie takes place during episodes 10 and 11, the latter which begins with Cure Bliss using the Peace Drive.)
- Cute but Cacophonic (Moe. There's a reason her cover of The Cardigans' "Love Fool" made heavy use of Autotune.)
- Expository Hairstyle Change (One too many veteran Cures. Among others, Nozomi dropped her pigtails and Itsuki now sports waist-length hair, which she keeps in a braid while doing martial arts, and refuses to cut as a sign of her now ever-present girliness.)
- Face of a Thug (Noboru is often mistaken for a delinquent when he's actually a rather nice guy as well as a Pretty Cure fanboy.)
- The Faceless (Ann Jean)
- The Fashionista (Izumi is a rare evil example. Also, Vera of the ParisCures.)
- Five-Bad Band (The Iwate family.)
- Freudian Trio (Eden is The Spock, Mei is The Kirk, and Noboru is The McCoy.)
- Genius Ditz (Mei, sort of. The "Genius" part is mostly derived from the Heart Laptop.)
- Gotta Catch 'Em All (The Cure Drives)
- Gratuitous Foreign Language (The villains' transformed names, in Kannada for men and in Gratuitous Italian for the women.)
- Idol Singer (While not an actual idol, Moe did release a hit song (actually a cover of The Cardigans' "Love Fool") in-universe under the alias of Saclanbo. Chowa from episode 6 also strives to be this.)
- Indian Maiden (Episode 8 has one named Little Angel, who helps Eden and Mei (and the horsified Noboru) catch the Iwates. She subverts the usual character type in that she's an Action Girl.)
- Instrument of Murder (Senritsu's violin, whenever he's transformed.)
- Japanese Honorifics (Mei tags everyone's names with one of these (notably "Eden-nee"), even if in certain cases they aren't even ordinary honorifics, like "-kisama" which she uses for the villains with the notable exception of Senritsu whom she calls "Ritsu-kun".)
- Kawaiiko (Moe)
- Keet (Oh, Noboru...)
- Knight in Sour Armor (Eden genuinely wants to save the Prism Flower, but comes off as a bit of an antisocial bitch towards anyone but Mei.)
- Leotard of Power (Eden as Cure Bliss)
- Love Potion (Episode 9. As a Shout-Out to My Babysitter's a Vampire, Mei becomes affected and hopelessly in love with Noboru before going Ax-Crazy on him as soon as the potion wears off.)
- Meaningful Name (Eden; her first name alludes to the Garden of Eden (she came from the Pretty Cure Garden); her last name, Alistair, means "man's defender". Also counts as a Tomboyish Name because Alistair is more commonly used for males.)
- Milestone Celebration
- The Movie (Pretty Cure Drive Dynasty the Movie: Smiling Dynasty - The Strongest Gathering of Everyone's Hearts♪)
- Mysterious Protector (Ann Jean)
- Mythology Gag (Among others...)
- Eden's first encounter with Nozomi in episode 3 may remind one of Nozomi and Coco's first meeting from the original Yes! Pretty Cure 5.
- Next Sunday A.D. (The story is set in 2013, the year in which the Pretty Cure franchise will reach its 10th anniversary.)
- Odangos (Chowa wears her hair in these.)
- Older and Wiser (Let's just say a lot of the veteran Cures who will appear during the story.)
- Palette Swap (Cure Bliss' Drive Change Modes)
- Performance Anxiety (Chowa from episode 6 suffers from this, but overcomes it by the end of the episode.)
- Perpetual Frowner (Yuugure (which leads to the occasional Running Gag of Moe stretching his mouth into a smile) and Noboru's friend Youhei.)
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy (Mei and Noboru)
- Pink Means Feminine (Girly girl Mei has to wear at least one pink piece of clothing, even if barely noticeable, all the time, no matter the circumstances. When it seems like she isn't, look closely: her underwear ís pink too.)
- Premiseville (The first three continuities' previously-unnamed settings are finally given names.)
- Pretty Butterflies (Subverted. Chouko keeps man-eating butterflies as pets and uses them in battle. To put it shortly, whenever Chouko's around, things are bound to not get pretty.)
- Punny Name (Shun Hiiragi seems like a perfectly common name at first glance. Then you add a "Kagami" inbetween and it suddenly becomes funny. note
- Purple Is The New Black (Cure Requiem from The Movie.)
- Red Eyes, Take Warning (The entire Iwate family. Except for Akemi, who sports Purple Eyes, but then again she's dead so...)
- Shirtless Scene (See Battle Strip)
- Shout-Out (Among other things...)
- Take That (To the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic hype in the first episode. [[note]]Which is especially ironic because Ann Jean shares her English voice actress with Princess Celestia of all characters.)
There is a place, like no place on Earth, where everything is peaceful, creatures never before witnessed by the human eye roam freely, and magic is everywhere. Of course, I’m not talking about Equestria, but about the Pretty Cure Garden...
- The Western (Episode 8 fits this to a T, complete with Eden as The Sheriff (white hat and all), Noboru as her "trusty" stallion (much to his chagrin), Mei as a dance hall girl who becomes Eden's sidekick during the course of the episode, and the Iwates as outlaws.)
- Those Two Guys (Shun and Youhei, Noboru's two best friends, who double as Sensitive Guy and Manly Man.)
- Tiger Versus Dragon (Although not a motif in the story itself, the tattoo Noboru has on his back references this.)
- Trademark Favorite Food (Eden and her watermelons, sometimes bordering on Cargo Ship. "What do you have against that poor watermelon?")
- Training Montage (A brief one showcasing Itsuki training Noboru in martial arts during episode 5. Complete with Michael Sembello's "Maniac" playing in the background.)
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair (Silver for Masuku, green for Hannu, the eponymous blue (although different shades) for both Fiore and Shun, and lavender for Kleph.)
The Door to Summer contains examples of:
- Ascended Extra (Minori Hyuuga, originally a supporting character, is considerably aged up (at least when compared to her canon self) and fairly important to the plot.)
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette (Freakin' Cure Erebus.)
- Evil Twin (Jezebel/Cure Erebus. Literally, even.)
- Expy (Given how much the fanfic is similar to Hurricane Touchdown, Diana is naturally this to Wallace/Willis, though she does have her differences. For one, she's a tad more antisocial, and her backstory is a tad different.)
- Also, mostly because of the hairstyle, her alter ego Cure Hyperion unintendedly resembles Cure Sapote, another one of the author's characters.
- Forgot I Could Fly
Helios: But why did we have to leave that train ~heri? It's too hot out here ~heri! My soles are already worn out and I don't even wear shoes ~heri!
Diana: You forgot you can fly, didn't you? You're a bird, remember?
- Gratuitous English (Miyuki's first attempt to communicate with Diana is meant to be this.)
- Half-Identical Twins (Diana and Jezebel. They are much more distinct in Cure forms, though.)
- Mind-Control Eyes (Cure Erebus' eyes don't have any irises or pupils.)
- Nice Hat (Diana's cap in civillian form.)
- Phenotype Stereotype (Averted. Both Cartwright twins sport chocolate brown hair, Brown Eyes and Youthful Freckles.)
- Polly Wants a Microphone (Helios is the author's fifth bird mascot after Reiher, Pittan, Cappella and Cadence. Can anyone say Author Appeal?)
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming (Cures Hyperion (and her civillian form Diana) and Erebus are named after the Titan god of light and the primeval god of darkness, respectively, both from Greek Mythology. Doubles as What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?)
- Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains (Inverted. Cure Hyperion, the good twin, shows more skin than her sister.)
- She Cleans Up Nicely (Diana, with her freckles, overalls and hair done in a braid, looks rather plain in civillian form. When she becomes Cure Hyperion, cue boost of attractiveness.)
- Verbal Tic (Helios and his "~heri".)
- Youthful Freckles (The Cartwright sisters — Diana fits as she is a tomboy of sorts — though Jezebel's disappears as Cure Erebus.)
Dissonance contains examples of:
- Fate Worse Than Death: The exile is pretty much exactly this. A location where the sole occupants worst fears torment her until release.
- Tournament Arc: Part of the story is the daily battle that consists of Cures fighting each other.
- Romance Arc: When they're not fighting, sleeping or playing, they're flirting or engaging otherwise in romantic things.
- Everyone Is Gay: Most, if not nearly all, of the characters are gay. This is done in such a way that Character Derailment and Canon Defilement is mostly averted.
- Genre Consistency: See also the entry above.
- Growing Up Sucks: Several of the now adult characters talk about how it is much harder to be an adult than they thought.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: The prime example of this is Cure Lemonade, who went from Skilled, but Naïve to Badass Gay/Badass Princess. See also, Adaptational Badass.
- Darker and Edgier: Compared to the original franchise and series, which adheres to the Rule of Cute. this is far down the road. While it gets around a few of the more unpleasant tropes, this includes examples of Maturity Is Serious Business as well as the occasional Finagle's Law. Not to be confused with Grim Dark in this instance.
- Lighter and Softer: In stark contrast to the fighting bits stand the parts where they indulge in mindless fun, with no sign of the previous trope.
- Hotter and Sexier: Dominates the romance bits.
- Balance Between Good and Evil: The main tag line of the story. The entire premise is based on this trope. Astonishingly, while the trope serves as base for the premise, there is no sign of there being any actual evil aside from The Exile, which is just a system.
- Powers That Be: Responsible for the creation of the system and the location
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Applies to Cure Dream.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Applies to several Cures, most prominently Cure Lemonade.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Some of the fights turn into this temporarily. See also: Kick Them While They Are Down
- Made of Iron: Present in the original series but averted here. Bones break, wounds bleed and all sorts of bad things happen after soaking up damage.
- Berserk Button: Just entering a fight causes this to a lesser degree. See also: Unstoppable Rage.
- Moral Dilemma: In particular this is Sadistic Choice, as it forces the characters to chose between agreeing or refusing to fight.
- Younger Than They Look: Only applies to Cure Muse. See also: Older Alter Ego for this.
- We Used to Be Friends: Applies primarily to the team of Yes 5, but has minor instances all thorough the cast.
- Calling Your Attacks: Happens even more often than in the original series, as the number of attacks available has increased significantly.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Could be argued. The characters openly discuss issues of which they're apparently unaware in their respective series.