''Pretty Cure Mirai ~ Spark!'' is a ''PrettyCure'' [[ElsewhereFic fanseries]] by Tropers/CaitsMeow.

Hiroko Tsubasa arrives at Mirai Academy hoping to find a sense of purpose. On her first day, she meets a variety of people, including the tomboyish gymnast Izumi, the Headmistress' stoic daughter Yasu, and the excitable Jun, who is actually [[MentorMascot Muse]], an emissary from [[MagicalLand the Hallowed Wellspring]]. Muse informs Hiroko that she, along with two others with high levels of "Spark Energy", was chosen to become a [[MagicalGirlWarrior Pretty Cure]], one of the city's guardians. When a monster attacks the campus, Hiroko takes on this duty; soon afterward, Izumi and Yasu also become Cures.

The newly-formed Cure trio must thwart the plans of the corrupt Devil King Aseimera, who seeks to tear down a barrier between the world of demons and Earth, with potentially cataclysmic results, by sending his servants to destroy the barrier's energy and target [[PrecursorHeroes Pretty Cure's predecessors]]. [[ThreePlusTwo Two more teammates]] eventually join their group: Muse herself and Haruki, Yasu's younger brother.
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!! This fanfic contains examples of:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Well, not really, but [[StudentCouncilPresident Nanami]] ''thinks'' she's running one.
* AllYourColorsCombined: [[CombinedEnergyAttack Pretty Cure Mirai Storm]]. The Magnificent Trio has their own version, the Magnificent Tempest, which debuts much earlier... and fails horribly every time it shows up.
* [[AnticlimacticParent Anticlimactic Sibling]]: Hiroko spends a bit of episode 8 worrying about Chiaki's visit to Kyukai, convinced that her teammates will abandon her in favor of her more talented older sister as soon as they meet. When Chiaki actually shows up, nothing of the sort actually happens, and everyone spends a fairly ordinary (off-screen) afternoon together.
* AntiVillain: Seimono is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains type I]] - he's shown to have actual standards and is only really serving Aseimera because [[TheFatalist because he believes himself fated to do so]]. Most of [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Magnificent Trio]] also lean toward type I territory (with the exception of Kooyoo, who's more of a type IV), although Kae will swear up and down that this isn't the case.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Spark Energy.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: In episode 11 - despite being a MagicalGirlWarrior who fights {{Youkai}}-inspired enemies and answers to a talking cat and a magical mouse, Izumi refuses to believe that ghosts actually exist. She hits the roof after finding out that yes, they actually are real.
* AscendedFanon: The notion that some citizens of the Devil Kingdom are transformed humans was first [[WildMassGuessing posited]] (albeit in a slightly different form) on a forum thread by a reader. The author liked the idea so much that she decided to work it in, and it does become a backstory point for one of the characters.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 18.
* BigSisterBully: Hiroko's sister Chiaki is implied to have been a milder version of this. Hiroko doesn't seem to resent her ''too'' much for it, though. Kimiko was an Older Cousin Bully towards Shun when they were kids. She's mellowed out a lot over the years, but she still likes teasing Shun.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: ''"Transmute! Pretty Cure Henshin!"''
* CallBack: In episode 8:
-->'''Muse''': Why were you all sad for? You're not under a spell, are you?
* {{Catchphrase}}: Hiroko has "We have to try!", while Izumi has "This just rules everything!" and "You've crossed the line!", the latter of which usually gets shouted at the villain of the week.
* CatsAreMagic: Well, they ''are'' the mentors here.
* ChristmasEpisode: Episode 32.
* {{Crossover}}: Episode 17 of ''FanFic/PrettyCureBukatsudoEnergetic'' sees both series' Cure teams meeting. The events of said crossover are later alluded to, albeit not shown, in this series.
* CustomUniform: Unlike most Mirari students, who wear parochial uniforms, the Fukuda siblings wear pristine miltary-style uniforms, much like [[RevolutionaryGirlUtena Ohtori's student council]] in order to signify their status. According to Yui, they're partially a holdover from Mirai's previous uniforms, which were all military-style.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Kae and Shahei. It's not quite as evident with the former, who's portrayed as a ditsy IneffectualSympatheticVillain, but it becomes more obvious later on.
* DebutQueue: Played straight with the introduction of the Cures, swapped around with the early-season upgrades - Yasu, introduced third, gets hers first, then Hiroko, then Izumi.
* DramaticIrony: During episode 9, Kae mentions that she wants to hire (read: kidnap and brainwash) a human to replace Tobi in the Trio, with two caveats - the replacement has to be male, and he can't be anyone important to Pretty Cure. She ends up targeting [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shun]] [[LoveInterest Siegel]]. Whoops.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Marina tells Pretty Cure that one earns their [[MidSeasonUpgrade Cure Arms]] by overcoming a weak point - Yasu accepted that she's allowed to have emotions, Hiroko realized that she had to be strong for herself, not because she wanted to outdo Chiaki. Izumi decides that "overcome your weak point" means "train harder". Her stubbornness means that her Cure Arms doesn't appear for her in episode 9, and she doesn't realize what Marina ''really'' meant until the next episode.
* ElementalPowers
** ColorCodedElements
** ElementalRockPaperScissors: In episode 12, Marina's ice powers are at a distinct disadvantage against Hinyu's control of fire.
** PersonalityPowers: Explicitly; the user's inner character is said to determine their Cure powers.
* ElevatorSchool: [[ElaborateUniversityHigh Mirai]] [[BoardingSchool Academy]] and the neighboring Kyukai Public Academy, its non-boarding counterpart.
* ElsewhereFic
** AlternateContinuity
** OriginalCharacter
* EmotionlessGirl: Yasu initially appears to be one but soon turns out to be a SugarAndIceGirl. Shahei is a straighter example, but even she isn't as emotionless as she seems.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: The Magnificent Trio ''try'' to come off as fearsome in their first appearance, but their "[[ThePsychoRangers evil rangers]]" act (SuperSentaiStance included) makes Izumi and Hiroko [[LetsMockTheMonsters burst into laughter]] instead. Izumi is also behind [[TheExitIsThatWay at least one of these]].
* FashionShopFashionShow: Hiroko proposes that the girls do this in episode 4; she, Yasu, and Muse finally get around to it during episode 9. [[ShoutOut The dresses that]] [[Tropers/{{Midoriri}} a friend of the author]] [[ShoutOut designed for the characters put in an appearance]].
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Girly girls Hiroko and Yasu are quite good at cooking, while the tomboyish Izumi is absolutely ''terrible'' at it, to the point of somehow managing to light instant ramen on fire. On the other hand, episode 11 reveals that Shun is quite the cook, and she's far from feminine.
* FestivalEpisode: Two, one for the town festival and the other for the SchoolFestival.
* FirstNameBasis: The core trio shifts to this by the end of episode 4, while Shun prefers using it with everyone, if possible.
* FlungClothing: The members of the Magnificent Trio pull this when shedding their human disguises.
* {{Foil}}:
** LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Hiroko, a ([[BewareTheNiceOnes usually]]) sweet and accommodating TeamMom, and Yasu, a troubled and [[SugarAndIceGirl (seemingly) emotionless]] [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Aloof Cerise-Haired Girl]].
** RedOniBlueOni: Izumi and Yasu. Shun is both - she's the Red Oni to Kimi's Blue but the Blue Oni to Izumi's Red.
** SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Out of the two named members of the kendo club, Haruki is the sensitive one, and Shouji's manlier. Tobi and Kooyoo are a villainous version of this.
** TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The upbeat and combative Izumi is the tomboy of the team, while the more traditionally feminine Hiroko is the girly girl. Other duos of this type include Yuriko and Shiori, Shun and Kimiko, and Kae and Shahei.
* GiantSpider: The Dogou in episode 12. [[NightmareFetishist Marina thinks it's cute]].
* HappilyMarried: Emi's parents, Yamato and Mei, are this. In fact, they're ''[[SickeninglySweethearts too]]'' happily married, if you ask their daughter.
* HauntedHouse: In episode 11, complete with the appearance of [[CuteGhostGirl an actual ghost]].
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: The "masterwork novel" Nanami pens over the course of the series.
* HighSchoolDance: In episode 24.
* HomeBase: Fukuda Manor and sometimes, Hiroko's dorm room have ended up defaulting to this for Pretty Cure.
* IdenticalStranger: Atsuko, Kou's older sister, looks ''exactly'' like an older version of Hiroko, to the point of being almost identical in height and build. Naturally, Hiroko passes herself off as Atsuko at one point.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Cure Kame and the BrainwashedAndCrazy "E. Kasoku"/Shun have one during episode 10. Kame's "Remember who you are!" lines don't work, and she ends up [[InsultedAwake insulting Shun awake]].
* {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s: The Magnificent Trio. They really want to be fearsome villains but have no idea about how to actually ''go'' about it. While they do manage to cause trouble for Pretty Cure on a personal level, it's pretty much always by complete accident, and their defeats end up with one or all of them being humiliated in some manner. The Cures stop taking them seriously fairly early on, much to Kae's distress.
* InsistentTerminology: Nanami is called "''Madame'' President", not "Council President", and Kae is a ''fearsome criminal gang leader'', thank you very much.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon:
--> '''Cure Draco''': "The hidden azure scales, Cure Draco!"
--> '''Cure Kame''': "The forceful black shell, Cure Kame!"
--> '''Cure Tora''': "The shining silver fangs, Cure Tora!"
--> '''Cure Phoenix''': "The intense scarlet wings, Cure Phoenix!"
--> '''Cure Kirin''': "The musical gold hooves, Cure Kirin!"
---> '''All''': "Live in tomorrow, fight for today! We are Pretty Cure!"
** The Magnificent Trio have their own version, which only shows up once:
---> '''Kae A. Dama''': "The double-effective leader, Kae Asjun Dama!"
---> '''R. Kooyoo''': "The never-ending fighter, Rasa Kooyoo!"
---> '''P. Tobi''': "The razor-sharp planner, Potai Tobi!"
----> '''All''': "Fight for glory, live in the moment! We are the Magnificent Trio!"
* LowerDeckEpisode: Episode 21 is told entirely from the perspective of the Student Council and focuses on [[StudentCouncilPresident Nanami]]'s quest to dig up more information on Pretty Cure.
* MeaningfulName: Just about every important or semi-important character has one.
* MementoMacGuffin: Yasu and Haruki's father bought a ManekiNeko statue to bring good luck into the house a few months before he died. Yasu is ''not'' happy when said statue gets stolen in episode 3.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: The Cure Arms (and yes [[GratuitousEnglish "Cure Arms" is singular and plural]]), although they come a bit earlier than mid-season. The mid-season proper adds two more Cures, who subsequently earn upgrades of ''their'' own.
* MinionShipping: Seimono and Kamryou, who also fall under MayDecemberRomance.
* {{Motif}}:
** AnimalMotifs
** FlowerMotifs: Kimiko is heavily associated with CherryBlossoms, while Muse's outfits have a daisy theme, and moonflower petals show up in Cure Tora's attacks and transformation.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Dogou, which also come in {{mook}} form.
* MrFanservice: Spoofed with the ShowWithinAShow, ''Chrome Detective Tetsu''. Hiroko wonders if Tetsu's ability to lose his shirt every five minutes is one of of his super powers. (Fittingly, his sidekick, Anna is MsFanservice... at least for [[LesbianJock Izumi]].)
* NonUniformUniform: Izumi wears her uniform in a much more disheveled fashion, while the Student Council (yes, including Shinobu) all wear unique, color-coded neck ribbons. Shun used to wear Kyukai Public's male uniform and later dons it again when passing herself off as a high school student.
* NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou: Izumi tells Shun this almost verbatim after the latter recovers from her DisneyDeath in episode 10.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Nanami proposes to become Muse's big sister at the beginning of episode 6. From her body language and the way she starts her request, Kaoru assumes she's proposing [[GirlsLove something else]].
* OfficialCouple: Seimono/Kamryou is strongly implied, while Yuriko/Shiori is flat-out stated. Izumi and Shun are already showing signs of eventually becoming this.
* OneHeadTaller: Shun and Izumi, Yamato and Mei. On the villainous side, Seimono and Kamryou take it into [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Guy, Tiny Androgyne]] territory.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchphrase: "Let's reach towards a new tomorrow!"
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: In this case, "demon" is a catchall term for nonhuman beings who hail from AnotherDimension. Most of them aren't any more antagonistic than humans.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Yasu wears a pink uniform and Haruki wears a blue one. Their accessories and some of their rooms' decor, including the nameplates Yasu created for their doors are also appropriately color-coded.
* PowerTrio
** BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Yasu is beauty, Hiroko is brains, and Izumi is brawn.
** BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Izumi, Hiroko , and Yasu, respectively.
** TerribleTrio: The Magnificent Trio, of course. They're also a ComicTrio, with Kae as the schemer, Kooyoo as the dim-witted follower, and Tobi as the powerless sane man.
* PrecociousCrush: Jirou, Nanami's seven-year-old brother develops one on Izumi after she saves him from a gang of bullies. She's not very happy about it. There's also Yasu's [[HotForTeacher crush on her English teacher, Alan Bell]].
* QuicksandSucks: The cake Dogou in episode 5 acts like this.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Aseimera and the main Triumvirate members employ this color scheme in their attire. The Black Palace's decor is also themed this way.
* ReluctantMonster: Episode 19 has Madoka, a plant-monster Dogou capable of transforming into a human boy and feeling emotions. He's created to infect the plants around Kyukai and entrap at least one of the Cures but soon decides he'd rather live like a normal human. [[spoiler:He doesn't get the chance - he eventually reverts into a mindless monster, and Pretty Cure is forced to destroy him.]]
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:The climax of episode 12 hinges on Hinyu forcing Marina to make one - sacrifice herself and weaken the barrier between the worlds or save herself and put Pretty Cure - and many of their classmates - in mortal danger.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Nanami and Kaoru. Izumi and Shun would also count, if the latter hadn't recently graduated high school.
* {{Sentai}}: The Cures and [[ThePsychoRangers the Magnificent Trio]], complete with [[SuperSentaiStance synchronized posing]]. The latter takes it a step farther by sometimes summoning monsters that act like CombiningMecha.
* SeriousBusiness: Izumi is very passionate about [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza]]. Way too passionate, in fact. Kae is also a repeat offender - apparently being a "fearsome criminal gang leader" means freaking out over trivialities like someone "stealing" your intro speech.
* ShoutOut: Numerous.
** Kou tries to mention Creator/LucioFulci in episode 8 before Marina says, "Kou, the zombies can wait."
** As mentioned above, three of the dresses in the FashionShopFashionShow came from a FanArt the author requested from a friend; the author liked the resulting designs so much that she decided to incorporate them into the story somehow.
* ShowWithinAShow: At least two - ''Space Team Cross-3'', a Sentai anime and manga that Kae (badly) cobbles ideas from, and ''Chrome Detective Tetsu'' a (suspiciously fanservice-laden) tokusatsu series about a cyborg police detective.
* SickEpisode: Episode 20.
* SingleMindedTwins: Kou's {{Annoying Younger Sibling}}s, Takeru and Maya.
* SixthRanger: Haruki, Muse, and Shun for the initial trio, a fact that was spoiled as soon as the author first started sharing ideas for the story. Nanami invokes this during the LowerDeckEpisode, temporarily allowing Kou to follow the Council along just so they'll also have five members to parallel Pretty Cure.
* SneezeCut: Used in the beginning of episode 2.
* SpotTheImpostor: Tamakushi tries catching Pretty Cure off guard during episode 4 by using her doppelgangers to impersonate their loved ones (Chiaki, Shun, and Haruki, respectively); later on, she assumes Izumi's form during episode 9 in an attempt to alienate her from the team (and steal their Puricells while she's at it). Both times, she's outed by [[SpottingTheThread fudging important details about the people she's imitating]].
* SupervillainLair: The Triumvirate and Aseimera have the Black Palace, while the Trio have [[BadGuyBar Club Tsukikage]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Emi and Kou, to an extent. Nanami and Kaoru combine this with HeterosexualLifePartners.
* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Their Stomachs]]: One of Hiroko's favored befriending techniques. This is also why Izumi decides to seemingly drop out of character and enter a cake contest - she's convinced that baking something for her parents will help them understand her feelings. Unfortunately, she's, [[LethalChef well...]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Izumi loves pizza, Shouji loves soba noodles. They [[SeriousBusiness fight over which is better]] at one point. Shun is also inordinately fond of pancakes, while Kaoru enjoys donuts. Izumi also has a trademark ''[[DoesNotLikeSpam hated]]'' food in miso, which becomes a minor plot point in one episode.
* TransformationTrinket: Pretty Cure's cellphone-esque Puricells and Shun's wrist-mounted Mirai Changer.
* TwinTropes: Kae and Shahei embody a few of them.
** [[CreepyTwins Creepy]] ConjoinedTwins: The two have one body but [[MultipleHeadCase two faces on opposite sides of the same head]]. The two change who has control over their body by [[AbnormalLimbRotationRange twisting their face forward]] to take over. Even the twins' teammates are a little freaked out by this.
** PolarOppositeTwins: They even control polarized elements - [[CastingAShadow darkness]] and [[LightEmUp light]], respectively.
** TwinTelepathy: Revealed to be an ability of theirs. Kae tends to respond to Shahei's telepathic comments out loud, making it look like [[TalkingToThemself she's talking to herself]].
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: During his first year at Mirai, Kou gave a love confession to the council's "adorable secretary", Shinobu... who then revealed that "she" was a boy. He still gets flak about this, primarily from Shinobu himself.
** Hiroko develops a crush on Shun at first sight... and immediately loses it after learning "his" actual gender. Later on, Kae forcefully "hires" Shun as a replacement henchman, remaining unaware of her actual gender until Kooyoo finally points it out. Kae decides to just ignore that piece of information, to Shun's mounting annoyance.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Most of the villains seem a bit... off when passing as humans. Few people in Kyukai seem to notice unless said villains are actively causing trouble.
* VerbalTic: Muse tends to end sentences with "~nya" in mascot form, and every member of the Magnificent Trio has their own personal sentence-ender. Yuriko also tags many of her sentences with "ya know?".
* VillainsOutShopping: Primarily with the Magnificent Trio, who spend a good deal of their off-time hanging around Kyukai playing pachinko machines, fetching lunch, shopping, etc.
* VillainTeleportation
* VitriolicBestBuds: A type 1 example with Kooyoo and Tobi - the former thinks the latter is one of his "best buds", the latter usually tolerates the former at best. There are also type 2 examples with the bickering "[[LikeBrotherAndSister siblings]]" Izumi and Shouji and loyal but argumentative cousins Kimiko and Shun.
* WhenTreesAttack: The sentient Rage Tree, whose fruits give rise to the MonsterOfTheWeek. It also feeds off of liquid despair.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Episode 23.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[DudeLooksLikeALady Shinobu]] and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shun]], each of whom throws at least one person off during the series.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Hinyu [[FantasticRacism tells Marina this]] during their confrontation in episode 12. It's not meant to be flattering in the slightest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: All of the Cures and a few side characters.
* {{Youkai}}: Most of the villains are patterned off of them.
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