Fan Fic / Soldiers Of Love
Soldiers of Love
is a Sailor Moon
/Sisterhood Of Nine
/Iji Crossover Fan Fiction
by troper Vilui
. The story opens a couple of years after Sailor Moon
; the Senshi have gone their separate ways, and Ami is studying medicine in America. An e-mail from her invites the others to join her in New York, where she suspects their powers may be needed. Meanwhile, the Sisterhood are hired to investigate the disappearance of a tennis star. Their paths soon cross, and it gradually becomes clear that the world is in danger from a war-loving race of aliens who've come to Earth armed with all sorts of bizarre weaponry.
Soldiers of Love provides examples of the following tropes:
- Actual Pacifist: Usagi and Ami. The others show varying degrees of Technical Pacifism.
- Air-Vent Passageway: The Sailor Senshi and company crawl through one of these passing Sector Seven
- Aliens Speaking English: And Japanese.
- All Part of the Show / Concert Climax: An unusual example, since the festival only took place because the heroes and General Tor were there.
- Apologetic Attacker: Ruby.
- Ascended Extra: Rui / Ruby. All the way from a single-episode appearance to main character.
- On the Iji side, there's Yukabacera, Vateilika and Kiron.
- Back from the Dead: Ruby.
- Badass Normal: The Sisters.
- Naru becomes one later, which may count as a subversion of the "Naru is a Senshi" Fandom-Specific Plot.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Asha.
- Big Applesauce: The D.C.M.F.P.R. Research Facility is in New York. (The original game didn't specify what city or even country.)
- Big Damn Heroes: Makoto in the Proxima battle.
- Big Damn Villains: Three successive Big Damn Heroes moments weren't enough to defeat Kiron and his army. What next? Bring on the Assassins!
- Bilingual Bonus: One Stealth Pun requires knowing what "Tor" means in German.
- Catch-Phrase / Culture Clash: Vateilika's "That must be a human concept."
- The Cavalry: During the battle with Proxima's drone, the Sailor Senshi are at a great disadvantage, when, after opting to stay in Japan, Sailor Jupiter finally arrives.
- Cosplay: Usagi as Mikuru Asahina. Ami as Rei Ayanami. Rei as Sakaki. Makoto as Shizuka Midou. Minako as Sailor Moon. Mamoru as Tanda. Ruby as Tomoyo Daidouji.
- Damsel in Distress: Subverted. The heroes are trying to rescue Ruby from her prison, not realising that she's already escaped and is running loose in the fortress, turning into an Action Girl with a Velocithor.
- Death Equals Redemption: General Tor.
- Determinator: Kiron. Still fighting after having half his face burnt off, no less.
- Dramatic Necklace Removal: Tor dismisses Krotera this way.
- Drives Like Crazy: The Tasen Shredder.
- Earn Your Happy Ending
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Vateilika. She was not a princess in the game.
- "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: "I know you are not to blame for what you have to do." -Ruby
- Face Death with Dignity: Ruby, as stated above. Fortunately for her, Vateilika, whom she befriended, was able to rescue her.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Deep Sector.
- Also, riding a Tasen Shredder, according to Ruby, and she would know, having experienced both.
- Genre Blindness: Sharon.
- Genre Shift: The first half alternates chapters between a whodunit and a Sailor Moon fanfic incorporating Iji characters. The second half drops both in favour of an Iji fanfic incorporating Sailor Moon characters.
- Girls with Guns: Except for Usagi, all the Senshi and Sisters eventually get weapons.
- Gunship Rescue: "Ciretako!"
- Heroic Sacrifice: Tieropay.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Proxima takes the poison she had intended for General Tor.
- Humongous Mecha: Tor's Eidolon. Lampshaded in that its appearance is what gets the cosplay festival started.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Yukabacera.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Ansaksie. Chained up to ensure she couldn't commit suicide, as a Fate Worse Than Death.
- If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: In Deep Sector, the aliens there dare Vateilika to prove her honesty in her desire to free them by killing Ruby. She actually goes through with it, but Ruby is somehow revived thanks to Naru…pleading to the long-dead Nephrite to give back the energy he once took from Ruby.
- Interspecies Romance: A Miroku cosplayer asks Vateilika to have his children. She points out why this wouldn't work.
- It's All Junk: Vateilika destroys her locket before entering Deep Sector.
- The Load: Naru worries about being this. She turns out to be a more of a Badass Normal.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Averted. From Sailor Moon, only the Inner Senshi are used. From the Sisterhood, only four of the nine girls.
- Lured into a Trap: Yukabacera leads his human allies to one of these for Proxima in order to save Vateilika…only for Proxima to invoke You Have Outlived Your Usefulness.
- The Man Behind the Man: Inverted: turns out to be Proxima, who had appeared to be just a subordinate.
- Missing Main Character: Despite numerous characters from Iji appearing, including Dan (who might be an "cameo" of Daniel Remar), the titular Nanogun-toting cyborg makes no appearance whatsoever in this fic, confirmed on chapter 55.
- Mood Whiplash / Out-of-Genre Experience: The cosplay festival.
- Moral Event Horizon: Iosa kills Naotgerai simply to get out of feeling obliged to keep a promise she made to him. She planned this in advance when she made the promise.
- More Hero Than Thou: A lesbian couple who find themselves fighting on opposite sides. Their culture values honor above all else, so one of them must kill the other, but they can't agree on which. Hilarity Ensues.
- And soon afterwards, Mamoru and Ami are prepared to carry out a death sentence on themselves as the only way of stopping Tieropay's army dying in a futile attempt to save them.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Iosa inadvertently helps Makoto reach the others in time to save them.
- No Name Given: The lesbian couple.
- No One Could Survive That! / Not Quite Dead: Ruby after the Phantom Hammer strikes.
- One Steve Limit: Rui Saionji is renamed Ruby. An in-story reason is given, but the external reason is that her name is too similar to Rei.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Taeho.
- Put on a Bus / Refusal of the Call: Makoto.
- Rebellious Princess: The younger Vateilika, seen in flashback.
- Redemption Equals Death / Taking the Bullet: Sharon.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something / The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Vateilika.
- Shout-Out: Quite a few references to things from Iji that aren't part of the story, such as Mia's ribbons, "The Human Anomaly" (Which Ruby calls herself amidst her allies), and the Banana Gun. Iji creator Dan Remar even makes a cameo appearance as a video game designer neutral in the affairs of the Tetron, taking ideas from the facility's architecture. We probably know what game he's making.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: The story is all about what happens when you cross works from opposite extremes of the scale.
- Suddenly Suitable Suitor: Vateilika can't marry Yukabacera until she kills Iosa, making her a god in her people's eyes and therefore able to do as she likes.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Ami, after she and Makoto accidentally kill a Berserker.
- Translation Convention: Invoked by the author regarding the aliens using our time units, when they already have their own.
- Unaccustomed as I Am to Public Speaking...: General Tor.
- Unwitting Pawn: Poor, poor Naotgerai.
- Welcome Back, Traitor: Yukabacera.
- Worthy Opponent: Kiron.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Proxima towards Yukabacera. He survives.
- You Killed My Father: Subverted. Vateilika knows Ansaksie killed her mother, but declines to take revenge.