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Fan Fic: Tales Of Bleach Unreal Society
"Tales of Bleach: Unreal Society" and its two sequels "Return of the Samurai", and "Blades of Destiny" make up a Bleach/Tales of Symphonia crossover trilogy created by draconichero20 (now 21) that mixes the Bleach cast into the storyline of Tales of Symphonia.

Unreal Society begins with the majority Bleach soul reaper cast virtualized into the land of Sylvarant as per an experiment by Urahara. A lock-in mode transition engages and the cast finds themselves trapped in the land of Sylvarant, forced to play the game to find their way out.

Return of the Samurai does to Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World what Unreal Society did with the original game minus the virtualization part since it turns out the world is real.

Blades of Destiny, the final installment, is an original addition meant to, in the author's own words, "tie up loose ends created by the other two series". It's still ongoing, but it hasn't been updated in a while in favor of another fanfic the author has written, Soul Chess, which had its page long before this one.

Because of the very nature of the series, spoilers connected to Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World are marked, but spoilers connected to Bleach are unmarked. Also spoilers directly connected to the story are also marked.


This Fanfiction contains examples of:

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    Tropes A to M 

  • Actor Allusion: The inevitable reference that Ratatosk/Emil and Ichigo are voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch is made. And also turned into a Running Gag.
  • Ascended Extra: Virginia As the Emerald Witch of Ymir. Shunsui as a Unexpected Character when he joins the party in Unreal Society for the majority of the fic.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Word of God says that this is the case with Aselia's language of the elves. The language has its own rules, but it's completely nonsensical and bears no resemblance to another elven language
  • A God Am I: Album Atrum. Very very justified as of chapter 28.
  • Alternate Universe: On a meta-level the author has stated that such is a case for the series given the discontinuity it has with canon Bleach. Since the fic was created before Aizen's defeat there are a lot of differences between it and canon. Chapter 1 of Return of the Samurai was Retconned to cement that the series follows the anime's continuity since Ichigo mentions that he losts his powers and regained them the previous April (referring to the Xcution arc). However, before the retcon, Tite Kubo made some of the Visoreds captains and Rukia a Vice-Captain and in Blades of Destiny Rukia is still an unseated officer and there are Original Characters as replacement captains for Tosen, Gin and Aizen despite Ichigo being in college, which is long after the events of canon.
    • After Album Atrum utilizes Crepusculo Palacio Imperial Ichigo, Lloyd and Sheena find themselves in one of these. It eventually extends to the majority of the cast through the use of the Eternal Sword.
  • Anyone Can Die: In Blades of Destiny's Alternate Universe arc things are like this. Hopefully things will be returned to normal or things would really suck. Regal, Serina, and Lavirna have already been killed.
    • It's worse with the release of the newest chapter. We have on our hands 16 deaths: Tosen, Sajin, Rose, Love, Yosei, Renji, Zelos, Raine, Izuru, Mashiro, Treva, Isane, Momo, Genis, Rachel, and Kiku. Sheesh!
    • Even before that Alice kills Dondochakka for being a Panty Thief
  • Artistic License: Invoked to make Lloyd and Colette closer than they were in canon by the end of Unreal Society. Also invoked to describe how Byakuya’s parents died and his and Hisana’s pre-marital relationship.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When infiltrating the cape fortress in Return of the Samurai Zelos utters: "Things are getting pretty damn terrible lately. My sister's been kidnapped, my bud's been impersonated and to top it all off I think I dropped my wallet on the way here."
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Album Atrum succeeds in his plans with Crepusculo Palacio Imperial. Of course Ichigo and the others intend to reverse the effects.
  • Ass Shove: Zelos does this to Renji using Zabimaru during training for implying incest between his mother and sister and him.
  • Attempted Rape: On Alice of all people. Ichigo had to save her.
  • Auto Erotica: Ichigo and Sheena do this in the chapter 3 omake of Blades of Destiny.
  • Back from the Dead: Orihime performs her Soten Kisshun on both Pronyma and Mithos after they are defeated.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Several uses of this in chapter 26 of Blades of Destiny.
  • Badass Adorable: Kiku Capricornia
  • Badass Boast: Ichigo tells Volt he plans to take him down in a single strike. He does.
  • Balloon Belly: Cotton after eating a bunch of Byakuya's plants in an omake.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Sheena wears and outfit like this in chapter 1 of Blades of Destiny.
  • Barrier Maiden: Senna Atrumier.
  • Berserk Button: Ichigo does not take kindly to betrayal.
    • Mithos, while attempting to possess Ichigo, found out the hard way that you DO NOT tell Tensa Zangetsu you are his new landlord.
    • You do not insult Byakuya's late wife Hisana.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sheena is normally easygoing and a very big Tsundere. Never have we seen her get as violent as she did when she marked her territory of Ichigo toward Alice. Emil put it the best: “Women are scary.”
  • Big Bad: Album Atrum is this of the third and final installment.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Ichigo’s relationship with Emil in Return of the Samurai. Also, despite being a year younger, this is his relationship with Lloyd in Unreal Society, especially after Kratos' betrayal.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Seen quite a few times
  • Bigger on the Inside: Crepusculo Palacio Imperial
  • Big "WHAT?!": Genis' reaction when Rukia tells him that Raine and Byakuya kissed each other.
  • Blatant Lies: How the Bleach cast keeps the Symphonia cast in the dark about the true nature of the relationship between their worlds. If these were original characters it would borderline Mary Sue status. they're that blatant.
  • Body-Count Competition: Kenpachi tries to have one with Ichigo in chapter 34 of Unreal Society.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Go ask Alice.
  • Born Lucky: Cyrus would have to be this to win 2130 games of poker without losing once. And he does so without cheating.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Sort of. Since Aselia is a virtual world, when Ichigo calls upon Urahara in ch 17, an ominiscent narrator outside the world, Shunsui considers the action such. It later turns out that this is not the case since Aselia actually exists.
    • Ichigo plays this trope straight when he lampshades how Talking Is a Free Action in Return of the Samurai which is after it's revealed the world is real.
    • Pesche comes up with an idea and the lightbulb that signifies this fizzles out. Pesche replaces the lightbulb.
  • Bridal Carry: Ichigo carries Sheena in this fashion to Mizuho while the group goes and collects the Zircoin so she can duel Kuchinawa.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Some wonder just exactly why Momo was put in charge of Palmacosta, until the end of Unreal Society, after the events with Dorr.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: A heroic example. Ichigo saved Alice from being persecuted and she develops feelings for him. Ichigo barely remembers the incident at all.
  • Butt Monkey: Renji. The author enjoys picking on him.
    • Zelos too to some extent.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Happens when Emil recruits a Chimera since the thing is a Ridiculously Cute Critter and Ichigo was expecting a multi-headed badass creature of mass destruction.
  • Call Back: In chapter 32 it turns out that Raine never explained to Lloyd and the others what MILF means.
    • Richter calls Ichigo the Shepard of Regeneration. See Call Forward below.
      • Sheena is also called a Shepard of Regeneration by Rachel in Blades of Destiny
  • Call Forward: In chapter 8 Shunsui says that parents might let their kids walk into dangerous situations, but never let them go where death is certain. Symphonia fans will be reminiscent of what is eventually to happen at Altessa's house much later on.
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Character Development: Pronyma and Mithos' Heel-Face Turn
    • A big milestone for Lloyd in Blades of Destiny killing someone in order to protect Colette. Remember this is Lloyd we're talking about.
      • In chapter 26 Lloyd has the maturity to not be a glory hog and clear a path for Kratos to reach the Crepusculo Palacio Imperial because of Kratos' importance in the general plan against Album Atrum.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Sheena creates a special seal based off of hollows in chapter 22 of Unreal Society. She uses it in chapter 23 against Rodyle. It's a gillian's cero.
    • In Return of the Samurai, Ichigo earns 300 gald for killing monsters in chapter 1. He later uses the money to buy Emil a sword toward the end of the fic.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Hichigo Shirosaki leaves Ichigo at the Temple of Darkness and returns by the time the group fights the Sword Dancer for the final time
    • In Blades of Destiny Serina is noted as having a crush on someone very early on in the fic. It later turns out to be Regal
  • Clothing Damage: Seen here and there, but taken Up to Eleven in Lloyd's duel with Kratos where both combatants lose their shirts at the end of it.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Ichigo saying he'll join the Vanguard when pigs fly. Alice's response is that that can be arranged.
  • Content Warning: See NSFW below
  • Continuity Nod: Ichigo suggests Renji use Shakkaho to light up the Temple of Darkness like he did back during the Hueco Mundo arc, or rather attempted to.
    • Ichigo makes a reference back to Uryu wanting to make an enormous arrow back in Bleach's first arc. Twice.
    • Orihime maintains her promise that she betrayed Ichigo once and won't do it again.
    • Tatsuki says to Ichigo, jokingly, not to have to make her put his head through another window, which she did right before the Hueco Mundo arc.
    • In Return of the Samurai Ichigo mentions how he "isn't working right now" when Richter tells him he isn't obligated to find Marta for him. Remember that Ichigo's job for Ikumi is pretty much the same as the Hawking and Starwind Repairs.
    • In chapter 3 of Return of the Samurai Ichigo notes that Lloyd is back to wearing red and not green anymore.
    • In chapter 5 of the same entry of the saga Rukia reminds Ichigo how it's ironic that he never wanted a relationship with anyone when they first met (Ichigo is in a relationship with Sheena by this point) and yet is trying to push Marta and Emil together.
    • Nel is correct when she says that she was not affected by the Derris Emblem. She stayed back to help Kenpachi and Sajin during the time that the group encountered the trap.
    • Ichigo remembers beating Omaeda's fat ass atop Sokyoku Hill.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Raine's punishment for Zelos for forcing her to have to tell Genis and Colette about the birds and the bees is having him taste test her food.
  • Cool Big Sis: May to her subordinates as well as being Team Mom. Sheena is this to Kiku.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Uryu had a spare set of clothing and swords prepared for Lloyd just in case his uniform was torn and his swords were broken with regards to his duel against Kratos for Origin's seal.
  • Crutch Character: Several members of the Bleach cast and the Symphonia cast eventually realizes they can't rely on them forever too.
  • Cry into Chest: Sheena into Ichigo after Corrine dies complete with Howl of Sorrow.
    • Presea does this after Ozette is destroyed with Hitsugaya lending a comforting shoulder. She later does the same with Ichigo after killing Vharley because she hasn't had time to mourn her sister's passing.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: See Anti-Climax Boss above
    • Chad's victory over Ikkaku at the colosseum.
    • Hollow Ichigo's battle against the party in the Temple of Darkness.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Rukia and the rabbit that Emil forms a pact with. She actually winds up taking it for herself as a pet. Later Presea has this same instance with Kon's plush body.
  • Darker and Edgier: Blades of Destiny is mostly like this to some considering the things that happen and the decrease in laughs.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Pronyma after her Heel-Face Turn. Kiku's primary powers.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Pronyma and Mithos both make a Heel-Face Turn after they are defeated and subsequently revived.
    • Naomi in Blades of Destiny is originally an assassin targeting Raine, but after she is defeated by Rachel she becomes a member of Ratatosk's Rangers.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The Fluffy Chapter of Fluffy Fluff and it is appropriately named
  • Depraved Bisexual: Alice
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Hollow Ichigo being able to use the abilities of all the Espada Ichigo has ever faced.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Alice kills Dondochakka for stealing her panties.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Presea when her age matches her appearance
  • Dominatrix: Alice in Blades of Destiny. Taken Up to Eleven with her Resurreccion.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: In Unreal Society, Soifon is this while training Colette in chapter 22. She even slaps her across the face for overly apologizing.
  • Driven to Suicide: Almost with Renji via Seppuku. This was the right call considering he was under the influence of the Derris Emblem.
  • Drugs Are Bad: especially smoked herb sticks
  • Dual Wielding: Presea in Blades of Destiny.
    • Album Atrum in Bankai.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Serina to Regal.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Considering all the crap the cast had to go through during Unreal Society to reach the heartwarming conclusion that the world exists and everything they did had meaning and for Ichigo and Sheena to happily reunite this trope definitely is not out of place.
  • Enemy Mine: Ichigo and Sheena's relationship starts out as this
  • Epic Fail: Mithos' attempts to possess soul reapers wind up being this because of their territorial Zanpakuto spirits.
  • Equivalent Exchange: Ichigo lampshades the use of this trope. In exchange for never being able to use Origin's power again Ichigo is able to take the form of the Final Getsuga Tensho without losing his Soul Reaper powers in order to defeat his rampaging inner hollow.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: Pronyma in Unreal Society. Nel in Return of the Samurai.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ichigo's Hollow does not enjoy a battle royale and prefers that it be him against all of his enemies and not have some of his enemies picking each other off while trying to fight him.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Orihime when joining Cruxis. Nemu during her Face-Heel Turn.
  • Expy: Cyrus is supposed to be one of Vincent Valentine. Serenity borrows traits from Chun-Li.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: There is a living eye on the guard of Talbumosuke's shikai.
  • Evil All Along: Talbumosuke Atrumier.
  • Face-Heel Turn: In chapter 23 or Unreal Society it seems like Orihime is doing this, but it is a facade much like with Kratos.
    • Nemu in Blades of Destiny
  • Faking the Dead: The group, specifically a really annoyed Ichigo, actually fights Zelos and defeats him when he reveals to have been working for Cruxis. It turns out this was planned and Rangiku was in on it.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: How Presea kills Vharley.
  • Famous Last Words: Botta to Nel: "Take care of Lord Yuan"
  • Fantasy Gun Control: Because Aselia has no actual word for gun in their dictionary. The closest any individual gets to having such a weapon is Cyrus' caster.
  • Fauxshadowing: Sort of. In the fanfic's continuity Rukia is the lieutenant of Meltokio's Royal Guard, implying that she will eventually become a lieutenant in the Gotei, which she does not. However, Unreal Society was made before she showed up again in Bleach in which she actually is a lieutenant. creating something else entirely.
  • First-Person Smartass: Ichigo at times.
    • Byakuya, shockingly, of all people shows this at one point.
  • Fish out of Water: Sheena wandering about modern day Japan.
  • Fission Mailed: In chapter 27 Album Atrum succeeds in whatever he has accomplished. In chapters 28 and 29 we find out he's completely rewritten history. However, things can be fixed so all hope is not lost. Chapter 27 is even called Achievement Unlocked: Fission Mailure
  • Five-Man Band: The people living under Altessa's rooftop in Unreal Society, despite the very little fighting they actually do at least until the sequels. Altessa is The Hero. Tabatha is The Lancer. Sajin is theBigGuy. And Mithos and Virginia could be The Smart Guy or The Chick depending on how you look at it.
  • Fix Fic: All in part thanks to Orihime and her Soten Kisshun. There are parts of the Tales of Symphonia continuity changed because of it.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Ichigo, Sheena and Lloyd are all this after Album Atrum succeeds in his plans. It later extends to their friends.
  • Flat "What.": Seen twice in Blades of Destiny in successive chapters
  • Foreshadowing: Kenpachi's crack about the 18th stratagem foreshadows Pronyma's Heel-Face Turn after Mithos is defeated.
  • For Want of a Nail: When Album Atrum succeeds in his plans, this is the resulting universe Ichigo is not a Soul reaper and Aizen was never evil, instead Album Atrum decides to eliminate anyone he thinks would be a threat to his rule as the god of the new world. that last part sounds familiar.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In-universe example. At one point Ichigo mimics Aizen for comedic effect and everyone starts laughing, but then Momo has a slight Heroic BSOD and Hitsugaya glares as Ichigo.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World it is impossible for an Imp to evolve. The author knows this, but changed it for the coolness factor when it eventually evolves into a Vroom.
    • Also Lloyd cannot know both Demonic Chaos and Demonic Circle simultaneously, though the same rule applies.
  • Gesundheit: Renji makes use of this trope when the name of Colette's illness, Chronic Angelus Crystallus Inofficium, is stated for the first time.
  • Genre Savvy: A lot of the characters have moments like this after it's revealed to the Symphonia cast that the world is virtual. Even though it's not.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: When Unohana kills Mayuri, the author describes only the screaming that is heard by Isane, Hiyori and Uryu, not even having them witness the carnage themselves.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Rukia does this in chapter 1 of Blades of Destiny, but she manages to make it awesome and any cuss words added probably would've made it less effective.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Occasionally.
  • Guest Star Party Member: Many of the characters early in Unreal Society come and go with Ichigo as the only Bleach character to really mingle with the Symphonia cast. Renji and, of all people, Shunsui, are the first two to stay.
  • Hailfire Peaks: Album Atrum's Bankai works like this since he is half Playing with Fire and half An Ice Person
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Lavirna and Cyrus. turns out so is Kiku.
  • Handwave: The author totally forgot Yumichika had been taken by Cruxis and had to use this trope to state that he had been rescued.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Both of the following after a Defeat Means Friendship sort of thing. Pronyma makes this after Orihime revives her. Mithos is the same. Despite this, the Desian Grand Cardinals are still evil.
  • Heroic BSOD: The Symphonia cast suffers this going so far as to tell the Bleach cast to get lost when Urahara is forced to reveal to them that the world is virtual.
    • Raine has one during the invasion of Rodyle's ranch when Chad is about to flood the room. She's on her hands and knees completely petrified of the thought of drowning.
  • Hero Killer: Yachiru Hekira and Mari Akari.
  • Honor Before Reason: Yosei of Blades of Destiny is made of this trope.
  • Hulking Out: Grimmjow's supposed Segunda Etapa.
  • I Call It Vera: Cyrus calls his weapon Caster
  • If I Can't Have You: Both Mimi and Alice attempt this on Ichigo. Neither succeeds.
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: Despite being The Big Girl Kiku often spouts knowledge like this when she speaks.
  • I Love the Smell of X in the Morning: Alice gets the line in Return of the Samurai: "I love the smell of burning, destruction and violence in the midafternoon."
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: On a meta-level the author has said this about Kiku from Blades of Destiny. His opinion is shared by members of the series fandom.
    • Orihime actually does get to do this for a few chapters.
  • Interspecies Romance: Byakuya and Raine. It's also a possibility with Altessa and Virginia. Sajin and Virgina is also teased at as well.
  • Insult Backfire: Rukia calls Rodyle a monster, but he takes it as a compliment
    • In Blades of Destiny, Sheena calls Kasumi Atrum a conniving little bitch. Kasumi also takes it as a compliment.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: An ability of May's Bankai lets her transform into a gigantic dragon.
  • It Only Works Once: Album Atrum's Visored mask has a special ability that creates a psionic blast on his target, but only works once on any given target.
  • It's Personal: Shunsui lampshades that this is what drives Ichigo to activate Bankai against Kratos when he betrays the group.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Orihime takes the high road when she finds out Ichigo and Sheena are an item.
  • Just A Flesh Wound: Presea decimates Rodyle with a splitting injury that splits him down from his cranium to the middle of his torso as well as cooking him well done, but he is still able to move around for a bit longer before dying. The narration lampshades the ridiculousness.
  • Kick Chick: Serenity
  • Kick the Dog: Mayuri uses Uryu’s Quincy pride against him and then takes Aisha hostage to Mind Screw with Uryu.
  • Kids With The Leashes: The cast and the monsters Emil forms pacts with once they are fully grown.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dondochakka.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Talbumosuke will not let anyone harm his younger sister Senna, even his dad. Turns out this is because he needs her for her bloodline in order to become a god.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: If you read the author's notes of the first chapter of Return of the Samurai or Blades of Destiny it is said that they are "direct sequels" to Unreal Society, spoiling that the world does actually exist.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When the words of the Unicorn at Lake Umacy are brought up when the group is pouring over the books at Sybak Ichigo says he doesn't remember anything about it. While the incident itself did happen it was glazed over in the chapter in which it was mentioned and therefore all of the important dialogue was skipped over.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Nemu falls in love with Album Atrum and subsequently makes a Face-Heel Turn
  • Magikarp Power: All of the monsters Emil and the others obtain in Return of the Samurai.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Ichigo tries to do this when he attacks the Iselia Ranch in Unreal Society. It doesn't work
  • Mama Bear: Virginia and Pronyma. The description of the look the latter gives an Adjuchas for attempting to harm Kiku is just wow.
  • Married to the Job: Altessa by word of Virginia.
  • Martial Pacifist: Orihime becomes one of these.
  • May-December Romance: Two couples.
  • Meaningful Echo: At the beginning of the story Kratos says to Lloyd, as he always does to "be a good boy and wait here". He says it because he believes Lloyd will only get in the way. Come time towards the end of Unreal Society Kratos says the line again, but this time it's to protect Lloyd from getting his butt kicked by Hollow Ichigo.
    • In the last chapter, not including the epilogue, of Unreal Society, Mithos calls him and Lloyd the Hero of Old and the Hero of New working together. In Return of the Samurai this phrase is repeated with Lloyd as the Hero of Old, Emil as the Hero of New and Ichigo as the Hero of the Outside.
    • Several times during Unreal Society Lloyd says to Colette "Welcome back". In Return of the Samurai she says it to him when he finally comes clean.
  • Meaningful Name: Talbumosuke Atrumier's alias is Album Atrum, a Bonus Boss in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.
    • Naomi Libra and Kiku Capricornia. The two zodiacs are opposite each other and the two characters are FOILs of each other.
  • Memetic Badass: In-universe it is stated that if Cyrus Konsama is angry with you he'd rip out your innards and wear your stomach lining as a hat.
  • Mind Rape: Album Atrum pulls this on Senna. No not the one from the movie. his adopted sister
  • Moment Killer: Lloyd keeps interrupting WAFF moments between Ichigo and Sheena
  • Multi-Mook Melee: In the battle on Aselia and the assault on the Crepusculo Palacio Imperial
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Generally inverted, but sometimes played straight. Sometimes it's the only solution.
  • My Sister Is Off Limits: Cyrus has this mentality with Lavirna despite the fact that they're not related by blood.
  • Mythology Gag: Pronyma's use of the demon marble sprouts creatures with the same names as the abyssal weapons.

    Tropes N to Z 
  • Neck Lift: When Tenebrae blows up, Ichigo performs this on Alice for causing it. Later Alice performs one on Marta during their battle at Altamira.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: A minor instance in the duel with Kratos and Lloyd in the Torrent Forest. Lloyd destroys Kratos' shield, but it allows Kratos to fight with an entirely different moveset.
    • Blades of Destiny reveals that Yuan and the Aselians forming pacts with the eight elemental summon spirits did more than cause the kharlan tree to destory Palmacosta
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Yggdrasil gave Orihime a Cruxis Crystal. That backfired on him miserably.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Byakuya uses Shukei: Hakuteiken on the Pope. He even notes how it's completely unnecessary, but just doesn't care.
  • Noodle Incident: We are never showed the effects the DerrisEmblem had on Chad and Uryu. When questioned neither desires to talk about it.
    • Presea ties Kon to the support beam in the bathroom in Altessa's house. Ichigo would rather not ask why.
  • No Periods, Period: Averted. Poor Momo.
  • No Sell: Soifon is immune to the Derris Emblem because she already conquered her own darkness when she fought Yoruichi in canon. In the Alternate Universe arc in Blades of Destiny Lloyd and Sheena are not affected by the time warp effects due to the influence of the Eternal Sword and the pact with Origin respectively. Ichigo isn’t affected because he was too close to the blast when Album Atrum activated the power of Crepusculo Palacio Imperial.
  • Not So Different: Presea and Hitsugaya, which many fans of the series believe is what sparked her interest in the white haired Soul Reaper. Also Orihime and Pronyma, which is lampshaded by the former.
    • Yggdrasil compares Kenpachi to Forcystus
  • Not What It Looks Like: Sheena comes in to see Nel (she's in her adult form at the time) glomping Ichigo. Ichigo tries to explain and Nel does not help the situation. Sheena at the time seems like she is developing feelings for Ichigo and promptly runs away, feeling hurt.
  • NSFW: There is a warning label given at the top of the page that chapter 17 of Blades of Destiny is this. The lemons in the fic are also this to a much lesser extent.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Virginia.
  • Official Couple: Several in-universe in contrast to the source material.
  • One of Us: There are several times Ichigo names a trope whether by narration or in dialogue.
  • One-Winged Angel: Album Atrum's Resurreccion.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: This seems like the case for Momo in chapter 5 of Unreal Society, but it turns out she's just experiencing those lovely days of the month.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Kiku, though its more like perpetual deadpan.
  • Phlebotinum Breakdown: Ichigo loses his hollow mask halfway through Unreal Society. He gets it back.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Averted. The Bleach cast generally is much stronger than the Symphonia cast by default with few exceptions. Only after the Synphonia characters considerably increase their abilities are they even close to rivaling the Bleach cast. This is extremely noticable early on when Shuhei curbstomps the first boss of the game and Renji annihilates Magnius and the guardian of the water temple with his Bankai.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Orihime as an Angel of Cruxis
  • Pre-Climax Climax: Ichigo and Sheena in the first installment. Marta and Emil in the second. Nemu and Talbumosuke aka Album Atrum in the third.
  • Psycho for Hire: This is one of Kenpachi's titles.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Do not. Insult. Alicia.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Yes indeed. Go ask Alice.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Serina, as an elf, has lived almost 348 years, but she looks younger than Rachel, a human, who is 35.
  • Red Baron: Virginia used to be known as the Emerald Witch of Ymir.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Orihime as the new Angelus Project
  • Rescue Arc: The time spent rescuing Raine from the Soul Society was this.
  • Reverse Mole: Renji as Desian Captain Lancer
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: There is a chapter called this and it involves Byakuya carrying it out on the Pope.
  • Running Gag: Ichigo mimicking Emil’s voice.
    • Ichigo wondering if he forgot to tip the Pizza guy in Blades of Destiny every time he answers the door.
  • Sadistic Choice: Does Tales of Symphonia reset or does the game become unplayable to allow the world to continue [[spoiler:and the group lose all memory and influence of Ichigo and friends]]? How about the world actually exists?
  • Scars Are Forever: Subverted. Rangiku had a scar on her eye where Decus, disguised as Lloyd, struck her. Marta later healed it. Played straight with Grimmjow walking around with one hand after Ichigo beats him yet again, but he gets a prosthetic one from the Vanguard.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Emil
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Byakuya, in regards to the Kuchiki Clan, at the start of Blades of Destiny so he can marry Raine.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Halfway through Unreal Society Hollow Ichigo leaves Ichigo's body and goes off on his own.
  • Self Made Woman: Lavirna raised herself and lived off the land. Not bad considering she also had the half-elf prejudice to deal with. Kiku too having lived in Garocchia forest.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Presea in Blades of Destiny. DAMN, she looks good.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Ichigo says this straight out to Sheena about him and Nel, but she doesn't believe him.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ichigo and Sheena are this for Marta and Emil.
  • Ship Tease: Besides the official couples there's also the constant teasing of Yuan and Nelliel and Hitsugaya and Presea as they are the only pairings yet to make any move towards the other or have any sort of confirmed romantic interest, but there is plenty of ammunition to see that they pair up well.
  • Shoo the Dog: Sheena tries to do this to Ichigo after the second set of bad news from Urahara, which is that since the world is virtual (even though this turns out not to be true) the Symphonia cast will forget the Bleach cast ever showed up and anything and everything they've done will revert back to the way it ways before they showed up. It doesn’t work.
  • Shout-Out: While training Colette, Soifon says "Do or do not. There is no try."
    Emil: I'm sorry, but at this point all I hear is "Hit me Emil, please kill me. Boy this armor makes me look fat."
  • Shown Their Work: In the chapter where Raine talks about the growth of rosemary in Return of the Samurai it is actually true that the plant is susceptible to frost and grows best in dry climates.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Grimmjow, complete with the use of Precision F-Strike.
  • Spanner in the Works: Grimmjow to Ichigo’s plan in chapter 21 of Return of the Samurai. Sheena, Lloyd and Ichigo to Album Atrum’s plan in Blades of Destiny.
  • Spit Take: Ichigo does this when he sees Derris Kharlan on its way to Earth on the news.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Alice to Ichigo
  • Squee: This is the standard reaction to any Colloyd fan in chapter 38 when they kiss.
  • Swiss Army Apendage: Both of Decus' arms in his Resurreccion in Blades of Destiny.
  • Take a Third Option: Lampshaded that the plot for Tales of Symphonia is like this and brought up when the Sadistic Choice above is mentioned. It turns out there is such a third option regarding it.
  • Take That: Sees a lot of use in-universe. As part of the series' charm the characters often knock each other down a peg or two. Zelos is very often the victim of this, but Lloyd and Ichigo sometimes wind up on the receiving end. A lot of times when Ichigo is the victim it is Byakuya putting him down.
  • Taking the Bullet: Despite how he's been acting in Return of the Samurai Colette does this for Lloyd when Ichigo tries to attack him after Lloyd still acts cold when the group rescues Seles.
  • Team Mom: May is this as well as Cool Big Sis to her subordinates as Captain of Squad 5
  • Tempting Fate: Seen regularly enough by both the good guys and the bad.
  • The Determinator: Ichigo gains a title declaring him this.
  • The Ditz: Naomi. BIG TIME!
  • The Final Temptation: Yggdrasil offers one to Orihime after her moment with the DerrisEmblem. She doesn’t bite.
  • The One Guy: Emil is this to Ratatosk's Rangers
  • The Quiet One: Kiku rarely speaks
  • The Starscream: Album Atrum is this to Aizen.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Unreal Society and Return of the Samurai mostly follow this to the letter, but it is completely averted with Blades of Destiny. Word of God says Blades of Destiny was partially created to have an Xover continuation that averted this trope.
  • The Thirty-Six Stratagems: Kenpachi jokes about number 18 in chapter 29 of Unreal Society
    • Talbumosuke Atrumier Also known as Album Atrum has utilized quite a few of these in Blades of Destiny
      • 1 was what he did when he had Raine taken into custody and had a war form between the Soul Society and Aselia in order to while he slipped out the back door to work with the Crepusculo Palacio Imperial
      • 3 is the entire point of the war between Aselia and the Soul Society
      • 5 is when he took advantage of the incident used to create #3
      • 6 is also chained to 5 and 3
      • 9 is also chained to the three stratagems above
      • 14 is what he did with the Hogyoku and Crepusculo Palacio Imperial
      • 20 is once again chained to 3, 5, 6, and 9
      • By this point you should realize he's a master of 35
      • And he's pulled off 36 rather well too
      • Oh gee a lot of these stratagems also seemed to be employed by AIZEN!!! Not surprising considering Talbumosuke is Aizen's Apprentice.
  • The Worf Effect: Orihime's omnipotent Soten Kisshun proves time and again ineffective on rejecting the paratism of a Cruxis Crystal or Exsphere. And reviving Martel is impossible for her as well. Each instance is given proper justification though.
  • The Worf Barrage: Presea uses her Mystic Arte on Ichigo's hollow and only succeds in breaking her axe.
  • Time Skip: In between the first and second and second and third installments.
  • Title Drop: The third installment's 32nd chapter is called Shatter Fate with the Blade of Destiny
  • Together in Death: Decus and Alice become Arrancar in Blades of Destiny.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Symphonia cast have a mandatory need of this since they are considerably weaker than the Bleach cast. Orihime when she obtains a Cruxis Crystal. Emil takes this trope Up to Eleven in chapter 29 of the first sequel.
    • Orihime's badassery goes Up to Eleven in chapter 8 of Blades of Destiny when she decides to rescind Mayuri's right to live.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Pesche and Dondochakka.
  • Training the Peaceful Villagers: The army Lloyd and friends build up to fight the Soul Reapers to prevent them from committing genocide on Aselia.
  • Undying Loyalty: Kiku has this towards Sheena.
  • Unknown Rival: Decus is this to Ichigo. Given his reasoning and the difference in power the use of this trope is to be expected.
  • Unreliable Narrator: When Pesche starts to tell the story of how he wound up in Alice's basement there is a clear difference between his narration and what is actually happening.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 34 of Unreal Society. There's a reason it's called Two and a Half Plot Twist Night.
    • Byakuya kissing Raine despite having just told her he wasn't sure how he felt about her.
    • Aizen's appearance at the end of chapter 41 of Unreal Society considering he is supposed to be serving a sentence of 20 thousand years underground.
    • Album Atrum is victorious? And the world has been changed? More importantly: Aizen is the soutaicho??!
    • Chapter 36 of Blades of Destiny. people start dying.
      • Chapter 37 is no slouch either. 16 people die. The most gutwrenching of which is Kiku's death at Pronyma's hands.
  • Wham Line: I am Orihime Inoue. I am one of Cruxis' Five Seraphim and a member of the Cruix High Order.
    • This from Chapter 32 of Unreal Society
    Storyteller: Soul Reaper?
    Rangiku: Whoops! Forget I said anything.
    Storyteller: No, don't be. I've heard the term used before.
    • From Ichigo to Origin: Just how do you know about the Dangai Precipice World. And later from Origin at the beginning of the very next chapter claiming that He's met Yamamoto.
    • Both in-universe and out. Lloyd, after everyone from the Bleach cast has left Aselia, saying "They're gone".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In Return of the Samurai Ichigo calls both Kratos and Lloyd on their recent actions. Later, Emil is called on this for nearly killing Magnar.
  • When She Smiles: Kiku.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Pronyma can be this depending on how you view her given the backstory she has in this fic.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: At the beginning of chapter 9 in Return of the Samurai Emil gives Marta some anti-motion sickness medicine that has the side-effects of over-excited hormones or sudden fits of rage. Emil is more worried about the latter when, considering how Marta acts should be worried more about the former
  • Worthy Opponent/The Rival: Grimmjow becomes this to Ichigo.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: Album Atrum real name Talbumosuke Atrumier is able to go along with his plan without a hitch due to the trickery he pulls along the way. The good guys are only able to make a move against him when things are down to the wire.
  • Your Head Asplode: Album Atrum does this to Aizen.

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