Super Network Wars Omega: Suikoden Pilipinas (also known as just Super Network Wars) is an ongoing Mega CrossoverFan Fic written by MoonlightBomber, with some of the earlier chapters written by an acquaintance of his. It's written bilingually — in English and Filipino, in the style of an RPG.Matthew Luke Laonglaan and Hyacinth Monterola are just typical Childhood Friends — until they realize that they are being sucked into an adventure that will determine the fate of the Philippines, which has just recovered from a devastating war against an Eldritch Abomination who disguised as a human.The bulk of the adventure rests in the two forming the 108 Stars of Destiny, consisting of several personae from different places and dimensions — and from it, an army (named the Nueva Liga Filipina) which will stop the Eldritch Abomination from wreaking havoc to the Philippines once more.And their adventure began from just a simple ratings game involving two major Philippine TV networks, ABS-CBN and GMA, which turned into a full-fledged literal war (hence the title).Think equal parts Suikoden, Final Fantasy, and Super Robot Wars — with Loads and Loads of Characters from different works and Real Life, as well as some Original Generation characters, thrown in for good measure.The story starts in an Alternate History version of the Philippines, in the year 2006.Currently has 55 chapters (known as "episodes") and six "sidequests". The fic can be read here.A work-in-progress character sheet can be found here.
Air-Vent Passageway: Some members of the Nueva Liga Filipina have to crawl through this in order to stop the poisons from being administered into the food of the VIPs at the 12th ASEAN Summit, in Episode 27.
Another Dimension: There are several dimensions brought up in this story — the Advent Void, where Kris Aquino was sent to after her second defeat; a Dream World where the Blessed Beings and other Spirit Advisors actually communicate with Matthew Luke and Hyacinth; and a dimension where Jeremy was sent to after he was beaten up by Wendy.
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Brutalizer, which was summoned by a third party (in the form of a possession spell at first) to mess up the ABS-CBN vs. GMA mecha showdown.
Bullet Hell: Used as a Humongous MechaCombination Attack to finish off The Brutalizer and end the ABS-CBN vs. GMA mecha showdown without either party (and even innocent bystanders) getting hurt entirely (save from a HeroicSuicide Attack from Gozon and Abrera, who didn't want their spirits to be abused after they have realized the error of their ways).
Hate Plague: Sandara suffers from this at first, and Hero accuses Joseph of administering one to her. As the story progresses further, the Big BadEldritch Abomination turns out to be a concentrated version of this, born from all the negative energy generated throughout Philippine history.
Hollywood Hacking: The new Robot Maid by Kurusugawa Electronics, HMX-14 Chenelyn, was manipulated by a communist hacker and was then used against her predecessors, Multi and Serio (and the company itself).
Home Base: Balay Kapatiran ("house of the brotherhood"), the headquarters of the Nueva Liga Filipina.
Hopeless Boss Fight: Several times in the story. Early examples include Michael V., Genjo Sanzo, and Angel Locsin versus Wilma Galvante; and the Nueva Liga Filipina versus the pirates and, later on, DJ Mo Twister.
In Memoriam: Episode 36 is dedicated to the author's late grandmother, episode 45 is dedicated to the author's fellow forum member who succumbed to a brain tumor, and episode 50 is dedicated to Jesse Robredo, Neil Armstrong, and Jerry Nelson (Count Von Count from Sesame Street).
Nonstandard Game Over / Downer Ending: If Matthew Luke loses the duel against Kira in episode 48, he will be killed off by Kira. A week after, Hyacinth announces the dissolving of the Nueva Liga Filipina during Matt's burial, and the fate of the Philippines will be fatally uncertain.
Oh, Crap: When Gozon and Abrera realize they're on the receiving end of two Gundams.
The Rival: There are several duos of rivals in this story. In the preliminary chapters, we have Hero and Henry, Hero and Joseph, and Korina and Mel.
Screwed by the Network: Episode 3 marks the start of the axing of Maria Watches Over Us on ABS-CBN (which also happened in Real Life). This made the anime's characters (especially Sachiko and Yumi, who are later drafted into the Nueva Liga Filipina) very concerned about their job security at ABS-CBN.
Sibling Rivalry: Hero and Henry Angeles. At first, Hero blames his older brother Henry for his missed opportunity to dub Voltes V alongside his love, Sandara Park. This rivalry later turns into a Cain and Abel situation, with Henry taking the Cain role.
The Siege: In episode 53, Balay Kapatiran is invaded by the combined forces of several people who are against President Arroyo and are led by Lt. Trillanes. Since Balay Kapatiran is built out of Matthew Luke and Hyacinth's houses, the childhood friends must defend their base at all costs.
Storming the Castle: Several times. Places include the offices of Magic 89.9, the ABC-5 compound, and Kris Aquino's Shadow Palace (formerly the Metropolitan Theater in Manila).
Take That: There are innumerable "take that"s directed at several things, like Philippine politics and the All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles stereotype. Basically, if the author feels like doing a "take that", he will do so in any form, even nominating a personality as a villain.
Transformation Sequence: Some characters can transform Henshin Hero style (early examples include Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, the Ren'ai Rangers, Hero, Sandara, and Joseph), and thus this trope is applied.
Troll: In episode 53, the Nueva Liga Filipina's official blog is swamped with these. Due to Reverie's handy advice on IP tracking, the Magdalo Group is found out to be the main source of those trolls.
Unusual Chapter Numbers: The very first episode of Super Network Wars is numbered zero. Plus, an insert episode which strives to explain the background behind the sending of some of the characters to the Philippines (which is numbered 1.5) was originally published after episode 37.