"I know you'd have told me by now if you were Sailor Moon."
Naru, in Episode 1, two years after Usagi had started being Sailor Moon
A very large epic Fan Fic
series by Jeff Hosmer and John Biles (the latter of who brought us Dance Of Shiva
, which this series is set in the same universe as), starring the Sailor Moon crew. The story begins in Tokyo, the night before Osaka Naru's sixteenth birthday, with Tsukino Usagi spending the night at Naru's house so that she can prepare for Naru's birthday party. Consumed by guilt because of the page quote, Usagi spills the beans.
Of course, this being a Sailor Moon story, not all is well in Japan. The evening after Naru's sixteenth birthday party, the original senshi (plus Naru and Umino) are thrown out of a festival because Usagi managed to mess up some major plan that involved giving the Minister of Education a horary in a specific manner (don't ask, nobody knows why). Running the festival is the mysterious Capricorn, who works for the Zodiac, a remnant of the lost Kingdom of Odysseus.
Of course, it wouldn't be Sailor Moon without some legitimate monsters, which the Zodiac does not deal in. Can the Sailor Senshi survive fighting a two-front war? How will things turn out with Naru knowing about the Senshi being her friends? Does the new school that all the girls are going to have anything to do with this? And how is Sailor V over here if Sailor Venus is also over there?The only way to find out is to read it!
This series provides examples of:
- Aerith and Bob - Well, one letter out. The elf Derith and his dragon Bob appear in episode 14.
- The names in the TORG world run the full gamut, from Maggie and Sakura to Quinina and Dag Nabbit.
- Anything That Moves - Athena, Ami's past-life counterpart. Ami does not like this, especially when Athena becomes a voice in her head to provide running commentary.
- Elves tend to be like this, especially young elves — as Minako discovers when she's turned into one.
- Artificial Human - The Golems, including Noriko.
- Ascended Extra - Tethys, the Monster of the Week from SM episode 12, plays a significant role in the finale.
- Badass Normal -
- The Trans-Dimensional Defence Club, a club whose purpose is to defend the school from supernatural attacks. Though it turns out not all of them are normal....
- Koishikawa Miki fights off a youma attack with ice cream.
- Yuuichirou wins this trope. As in canon, he will do anything to protect Rei. Even infiltrate the Dark Kingdom by himself while the Senshi are trapped in the Lexx world.
- Bi the Way -
- Athena, Ami's past-life self, certainly was. Ami eventually comes to accept that it's true of her too.
- Naru's mother, completely out of the blue.
- Minako's past-life self Inanna, was in a sort-of relationship with Athena, where they, in Ami's words, "sometimes shared men or... each other..." Ami and Minako do briefly think about resuming their past lives' relationships, but given that they both have boyfriends who don't seem as eager for a foursome, nothing really comes of it.
- Crossover - With Himechan No Ribon, of all things. Seems to come out of nowhere, too
- Episode 20 crosses over with the TORG novelizations.
- Episode 24 crosses over with the Lexx universe, sort of.
- Miki from Marmalade Boy puts in an appearance; see Badass Normal above.
- Darker and Edgier - The Dark Kingdom are a serious threat this time round. There are deaths, though none of named characters on the "good" side.
- Dark Is Not Evil - The original Dark Kingdom, a.k.a. Atlantis and about half of the modern Zodiac.
- Demoted to Extra - Usagi. She's a main character in the first chapter, but gets moved increasingly Out of Focus as the story goes on.
- Door Stopper - The unauthorized .lit file that's floating around weighs in at 3445 pages on the smallest text size setting in Microsoft Reader. Episode 20 alone is 56,000 words long, the length of a short novel.
- Flanderization - In-universe example with Minako. After turning into an elf, her impulsiveness, silliness and lust are taken Up to Eleven, which causes several problems for her.
- Genki Girl - Noriko.
- Heel-Face Turn - Tethys, when she learns that youma were human once.
- I Hate Past Me - Ami reacts badly to finding out how much her Silver Millennium counterpart, Athena, slept around.
- Last of His Kind - Obsidian is the last of the original Golems.
- Loads and Loads of Characters - Eleven Senshi. Thirteen Zodiac. Nine Dark Kingdom Generals. As well as plenty of other humans (mundane and magical), dwarves, elves, golems, youma....
- Luke, I Am Your Father - Tethys is the daughter of Beryl and Magnetite.
- Mundane Utility - Ryo's power to foresee the future comes in handy to avoid long debates over what pizza to order.
- Named by the Adaptation - Ami's parents, Kensuke and Miaka. (The fic predates Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, in which Ami's mother's name is Saeko.)
- The Nicknamer - Noriko is noted for "her refusal to use the first syllable of any name." (Ami is "Mi-chan", Usagi is "Sa-chan" and Haruka is "Ka-kun.")
- One Steve Limit - A few minor characters end up sharing names. There are two Sayuris, three Kimikos, and two Hikarus (male and female - they even meet at one point).
- Maybe just a meaningless slip, but in the last episode, Ami's mother (previously Miaka) is named Ryouko, a name that was previously given to a character in the Lexx world.
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same - They even have names taken straight out of Tolkien.
- Our Elves Are Better - They have the glamour, good looks, pointy ears, immortality... but they're not universally good any more than humans are.
- Pair the Spares - Lady Dia and Naru's mother
- Redemption Earns Life - Jadeite
- Reincarnation - Discussed, as are some of the ramifications of not being able to reincarnate in a universe where having more power than a beetle guarantees reincarnation.
- Reincarnation Romance - All manner of variations. Characters such as Naru and Umino who didn't have a Silver Millennium counterpart in canon are given one. However, the story shows that just because your past lives were a couple doesn't guarantee being one in the present, and vice versa.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming - Prevalent in the Silver Millennium (even though in this story, the Silver Millennium was 25,000 years ago and predated most of the myths!)
- Rock Theme Naming - The Dark Kingdom. Not just the Generals as in canon; the youma all have rock names as well.
- The Golems have a mixture of rock and metal names.
- Secret Keeper -
- Naru finds out Usagi's secret in the first episode. Some of the others who are "in the know", such as Ryo and Steven, bond over time into a semi-official group of "Sailor Auxiliaries".
- Near the end of the story, Ami's mother finds out and tells the rest of the Senshi's parents.
- Secret Secret Keeper - Turns out that Minako's parents knew the truth all along.
- Shipper on Deck - Minako. Especially prevalent when it comes to Makoto and Clark, but very much there for other potential couples too.
- Shout-Out -
- Minako's school is called "Experiment House" and she meets students named Jill and Eustace, an obvious reference to The Silver Chair.
- Several Dwarf names are taken from The Hobbit.
- Dag Nabbit wears a hat with "WIZZARD" on it, like Rincewind.
- Spell My Name with an "S" -
- Eri(c)(k)a can't decide on one spelling, sometimes using both within one paragraph.
- You have to feel sorry for Gwynnaefael - the authors really struggle with her name.
- Stellar Theme Naming - The members of the Zodiac are named after the zodiacal constellations.
- Stepford Smiler - Noriko. Underneath her bouncy personality, she's a cyborg who can't make real friends because she's afraid to let anyone know her secret.
- Teacher/Student Romance - Clark and Makoto. They struggle with their relationship being perceived as "wrong", but in the finale they decide to stay together.
- Unnamed Parent - By contrast to Ami's (see above), Rei's and Minako's parents remain unnamed.
- What Happened to the Mouse? -
- In one of the darkest plotlines of the story, the Dark Kingdom destroy an apartment building with its inhabitants inside. A named (but minor) character, Meiko, loses her family and her home. Apart from one mention of Naru visiting her to see how she is, that's the last we hear of her.
- In the Lexx world of episode 24, Spinel escapes when Anthracite kills Magnetite, which seems like it's going to be significant, but she doesn't appear again.