RWBY: Reckoning is a Self-Insert Fic set in the universe of RWBY by the troper Trogdor7620. It details the life of one Darrel Conway, as he's given a mysterious crystal by a woman who appears to be a Faunus, and is subsequently ripped from the world of Earth and forced into the dangerous land of Remnant. Along the way, he makes friends with the members of Team RWBY and JNPR.The author has stated that he is aware of how self-insertion fanfictions are generally regarded, and he is taking steps to avoid going down that path.As of right now, the fiction is at 31 chapters.
RWBY: Reckoning contains examples of:
Added Alliterative Appeal: Weiss's description of Darrel is an "irresponsible, immature, irritating, insufferable ignoramus."
Cooldown Hug: Darrel tries this on Ruby when she's having a nightmare.
Curse Cut Short: Darrel's opinions on Ruby's doodle during Prof. Port's class is that labelling it "Professor Poop" is incredibly appropriate.
Professor Port was spewing out a pile of sh—
Dark and Troubled Past: Professor Kor was a member of KAYN, a team of Hunters that imploded after a mission went horribly wrong. One teammate had his spine broken, another lost an arm, a third stayed behind and was torn apart, and Kor himself was blinded.
Epic Fail: Darrel's "landing strategy". To elaborate: he ties himself to a tree, falls from seven stories, hitting three branches, one in the gonads, and gets tangled in a bunch of vines. Then when that debacle is over, he gets rendered unconscious by his own weapons.
Everyone Can See It: So much so that Nora started a betting ring. Not just with RWBY and JNPR, but with a legion of other teams from other schools. And it doesn't just cover Yang and Darrel's first kiss, either: she had also organized betting for when the two would hold hands, when they'd go on a first date, how it went, when they'd boop…
Feed It a Bomb: Darrel's plan to kill the Wahtani is essentially tie a bomb to his back, jump down it's throat, plant the bomb, and get out.
Poor Communication Kills: Having failed to inform Team RWBY about his infiltration on the White Fang raid at the docks, Blake initially sees him as an enemy, before Darrel reveals himself. Later on, Weiss voicing her suspicions on Darrel as she sees him wearing the uniform of her hated foe causes Darrel to snap, and go on the run for a week.
Power Copying: This is Darrel's Semblance. By touching a Hunter or a Grimm, Darrel is capable of copying their unique ability, and using it for himself.
Shipper on Deck: Blake fully encourages Darrel to get into a relationship with Yang, and Nora ran betting rings on the pair of them.
Shower Of Love: The author put this in as a bonus at the end of Chapter 31. It's non-canon, though.
Stepford Smiler: Professor Kor was part of a team that split when a mission went wrong. After the leader blamed him, and committed suicide, Kor blamed himself, and spent years brooding over his team's destruction.
That Came Out Wrong: Darrel states in Chapter 12 that he wants to go to his dorm so he can sleep with RWBY. (He meant the team, not the person.)
The Gloves Come Off: After seeing Ruby get shot, Blake being injured, and Sun being derided, Darrel immediately stops trying to stop the raid, and is only focused on disemboweling Torchwick.
Trick Arrow: Most of Darrel's ranged weaponry is explosive arrows and grappling barbs. Blake also shows him that he can create a gravitational field with another variant of arrow. In Chapter 28, Darrel also uses one that can function like a smoke bomb, where the smoke camoflagues Darrel, and dulls a Grimm's sense of smell.