Fanfic / Fairy Without Wings

Magic should exist to protect mankind, not to destroy it.
Lelouch Lamperouge

Fairy Without Wings begins with the story of Kallen Kozuki, a 17 year old mage who has been kicked out of two guilds, and witnessed the fall of a third. She's come to Fiore's town of Loreon to meet a mage consultant that might help her with her inability to control her power, which leads her to have the opportunity to join the mage guild known as Knightmare Frame.

Huh. Sounds familiar.

Created by draconichero21, Fairy Without Wings is a crossover between Code Geass and Fairy Tail. It takes the established characters from the Code Geass canon and translates them into the Fairy Tail universe with their personalities mostly intact. Lelouch is still a Magnificent Bastard. Suzaku is still Lawful Good to a fault at times, and Cornelia will still tear off the head of anyone who dares harm her sister Euphemia. However, now they are all mages. In a guild known as Knightmare Frame, they are an ally guild to the famous - maybe even infamous - guild Fairy Tail, but their journey is not one of rainbows, sunshine and butterflies.Word of God is that Fairy Without Wings was created to show points in the mage world of Earthland that should come with the territory of such a world, but that Mashima flat out ignores or only barely hints at existing. These are things that Lelouch would normally be seen doing on a regular basis.

It does a surprisingly good job mixing the characters of both universes and, much like Fairy Tail itself, while the story starts with Kallen's introduction to her new guild in a parallel to Lucy, the story clearly evolves into arc based storytelling much like the series proper.

The third fanfic created by draconichero to get its own tropes page and probably the best written out of the three. While Soul Chess has recently received some Creator Backlash, while still being all in all being considered a good read by most, draconichero is more satisfied with this fic thus far than the majority of Soul Chess.

Now has a character page that Needs Wiki Magic Love.


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    Tropes A to M 
  • Actor Allusion: When trying to remember Hibiki's name, Orochi guesses it to be Alphonse.
  • Adaptational Badass: Considering the cast of Code Geass is from a much more grounded series where no Superpower Lottery really existed, pretty much all of them are this. Special mention goes to Jiang Lihua aka Tianzi, who is a Moe blob in canon, but has power enough to stand on par with dragon slayers and incapacitate monsters the size of the Domus Flau.
    • Jenny has graduated from simple Ms. Fanservice to a genuine asskicker.
    • Princess Hisui is capable of fighting of her own accord.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In addition to the above about things Mashima either flat out ignores or only hints at existing, ever since Lelouch was Put on a Bus after the events of chapter 76 though it came back the series has widened itself to focus on other characters and showcase what they are capable of, even while Fairy Tail is trapped under the ocean thanks to Acnologia.
  • All There in the Manual: You can find some brainstorm details about the fic here. The author had a second brainstorm page, but recently took it down because it was considerably spoiler heavy for things to come like Marianne's death.
  • Almost Kiss: Shimon and Chelia have one of these during the Envoy From the Future arc before Orochi interrupts it.
  • An Aesop: Many a quote are like this.
  • And This Is For...: Natsu does this to a member of Omega Sphere for attacking Alzack and Bisca in chapter 7.
  • Anyone Can Die: See Black Dude Dies First below.
    • As of chapter 114, all of the named characters in Raven Tail sans Flare and including Ivan are as good as gone. Not that anyone will miss them.
    • Uosuke from the Garou Knights has also bit the dust, but his nakama swear to avenge him from the unseen threat that plagues the Nirix arc.
    • Rufus as of the Nirix arc, but he goes out like a badass.
    • Bob as well, courtesy of Mordred.
  • Ascended Extra: Phoenix Grave, a guild only mentioned in one of the volume extras of the source material gets expanded into a full guild with no less than 5 members known all because one of them happens to have the same last name as Sabertooth's Minerva, so it is the author's reasonable deduction that the two are brother and sister given their father's behavior. Said brother is, again, only in the extras column. Talk about showing your work.
  • Author Avatar: Alex Goldrose, mild-mannered reporter for Sorcerer Weekly.
  • Badass Crew: The Black Knights, Lelouch’s guild subset and Team Lancelot, which is Suzaku’s.
  • Beach Episode: Part of chapters 8 and 9, but it isn’t what you’d expect.
  • Bedmate Reveal: In chapter 150, Gray wakes up and assumes his arm is asleep only it turns out to be Juvia under the covers. Overlaps with a case of There Is Only One Bed.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Resolved between Rakshata and Lloyd in chapter 161. It's still up in the air whether or not they're now a couple or if they were just engaging in rage sex.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Happens to Guinevere in chapter 38. First by Cornelia and then by Schneizel, Rena, Asura, AND Erza.
    • Happens during the fight against Zero, the leader of Oracion Seis, as Makarov and Marianne show up to bail out our heroes.
    • Gino becomes this in the Edolas arc to Wendy, Lelouch and Kallen
    • Happens during the Nirix arc where it looks like Kagura is about to bite the dust (not really) and Jellal and Rorix show up to save her and the gang from Nirix.
    • During the Envoy From the Future arc, Cobra, Emma and Leaf Valentine all come to the heroes' aid.
  • Big Damn Kiss: In chapter 76, Schneizel presents one to Guinevere.
    • In chapter 146 you have one between Kagura and Jellal
    • Chapter 147 almost completely overshadows that one by finally resolving the Unresolved Sexual Tension between Erza and Lelouch with this trope. Both this example and the previous one overlap with Hollywood Kiss given the passion that's described as per the narration.
    • Chapter 153 ranks up Gray and Juvia to Official Couple status with one of these and it's implied that they made snoo-snoo at the end of the chapter.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Rushio Seam.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Rise to Power arc ends like this. Depending on your viewpoint, Sabertooth winning the Grand Magic Games over Serpent's Heart could feel like a downer. Kagura also finds out that Zangetsu and Jellal are one in the same person and has a mental breakdown, but this gets amended and eventually the two move past it. Nivea dies. And Minerva finds herself, at the end of the arc, once again alone. It's only this trope and not a complete Downer Ending like the Black Knights arc because of the hope brought about by the Kagura/Zangetsu ordeal.
  • Black Comedy: This exchange between Lelouch and Schneizel
    Schneizel: And what pray tell would you have liked me to have done with the bodies?
  • Black Dude Dies First: The first non-OC fatality in the whole series is Ren Akatsuki.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Natsu's Training from Hell in the Return of Fairy Tail arc seems to revolve around this given Chandra's exposition.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Gino makes a comment about how sarcasm needs its own font and not having one will confuse the readers.
  • Brick Joke: In chapter 36, Cornelia tries to cure Gray of his stripping habit. This goes about as well as one would expect. This trope comes into play when her first attempt to cure Gray involves showing him a picture of Natsu in a Speedo. When Gray later strips down after she tries duct tapping his clothes to his body, Gray is wearing a speedo instead of boxer shorts. And then during a debate later in the chapter over posters for the upcoming play, Tohdoh's idea is Jeremiah wearing a speedo.
    • The author lampshades the use of this trope in chapter 48 by tossing a brick into orbit saying that that will make sense in about a hundred chapters.
      • The brick hits him on the head at the end of chapter 161 making this a literal example of this trope, but also because Lelouch and Erza once again get kicked out of a restaurant for beating up a sleaze bag trying to grope the exact same waitress from chapter 48.
    • Lucy being absent from the Edolas arc.
    • In the first chapter of the Yawgmoth Island arc, Sherry mentions that she wouldn't trust Gino with her pet goldfish. Gino points out she doesn't have a goldfish. In the last chapter of the arc, it's implied said goldfish were eaten by Angelica.
  • Bridal Carry: In the Nirix arc, this is how Hibiki rescues Princess Hisui.
    • Archer carts Alice off the battlefield during the Grand Magic Games this way because she's exhausted, but she's acting like she's fine. Bonus points for the fact that Alice is his actual bride.
  • Bring My Red Jacket: Subverted. Lelouch hates to get his red jacket mangled, damaged or torn since it was a gift given to him by Erza Scarlet so while he takes it everywhere, he always takes it off before things get rough. God help you if you do somehow damage it.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Iron Star was pretty much asking for the gruesome BEATDOWN that ensued when they pissed Kallen off and subsequently got curbstomped by Marianne. At what point did antagonizing Kallen seem like a good idea?
  • Call Back: In chapter 76, Erza repeats the exact same lines to Lelouch that he told her eight years ago to cheer her up in order to help Lelouch get over his mother's death.
    • There's one to the very first chapter in chapter 114. Kallen says to Lelouch, almost word for word chapter one's end quote.
  • Call Forward: During the flashback of Cornelia’s history, Nonette talks about potentially becoming a Wizard Saint.
    • During a flashback of Sindel's history, Mavis talks about building a clubhouse for the Fairy Tail women that she was going to call Fairy Hills.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The Sindel arc starts off with a cheerful and lighthearted march across Fiore with Fairy Tail all gung ho on a group mission. The arc starts to take a much darker turn once the dark guild Frozen Jaguar makes an appearance. And it only got worse from there.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Though in this case it might as well be more Chekhov's location given all the buildup in the Unistrad arc regarding Krune Pass. According to Word of God the entire Unistrad arc is chock full of this trope and highly subtle Foreshadowing.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: The asterisk system much in the same fashion as where it's inspired from.
  • Creator In-Joke: The Drunken Spartan in chapter 1. On DeviantArt the author belongs to a group called the Drunken Spartans.
  • Coitus Uninterruptus: See Interrupted Intimacy below, the second example.
  • Colony Drop: In a flashback regarding how Angel’s Feather became Fighting Spirit the dark guild Demon’s Horn drops the moon onto Earth Land. Rakkan throws it back into orbit.
  • Cooldown Hug: Gino gives one of these to Anya during the Yawgmoth Island arc after Anya turns full dragon as a result of being Brainwashed and Crazy and tries to kill Chelia.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In the X788 Grand Magic Games, Hibiki, Miala and Anya all do this in rapid succession during Hunt:
    • Using archive magic, Hibiki changes Miala's path, forcing her to take more time to get to her goal because of a single road block he added. This was ruled as Loophole Abuse since nothing in the rules specified he wasn't allowed to do that.
    • Miala has Nippy run down a zigzagging path as he pushes off the walls with his hind legs, which again is rendered a case of Loophole Abuse since nothing in the rules said she couldn't do that.
    • Realizing she's going to lose in a contest of raw speed, Anya attacks Rogue outright and even though she knew he was going to dodge, it makes up all the difference to net her third place in the event.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Lelouch’s Spinal Tap ability desegments the cartilage from your spinal column and leaves you in pieces. Overkill much?
    • That pales in comparison by Lelouch's own admission to the death of Ivan Dreyar. Imagine being turned into a tree, but instead of it happening instantaneously, you feel every single moment of it in pure agony as your bones break into twigs and leaves and your body stretches to become made of wood. You can't see, hear or talk, but you can still feel pain. Then, someone chops you up into pieces and then burns your pieces. That is messed up.
  • Curbstomp Battle: CC, Ratatosk and Loke do this to a trio of demons in the Journey to Hell arc. CC even does it twice.
    • Ratatosk Vs Ein Ein never stood a chance.
    • Kyouka Vs The Black Knights Our heroes never stood a freaking chance.
      • In the previous chapter members of Fairy Tail get utterly wasted by the Black Knights.
    • Serpent's Heart going up against Crow's Nest, especially when Nessa ups the ante by going Dragon Force.
    • Chandra does this to Jace during the Grand Magic Games arc. She even interrupts the hammy intro that is declared before every fight. Poor bastard never stood a chance.
    • Gajeel Vs Zero, yes that one. Poor Gajeel never stood a chance. Granted this was before he finished his Training from Hell after Fairy Tail was left behind in time, but still...
    • Zelda/Ultear Vs Dorothea Ernst in the Grand Magic Games. Dat Arc of Time yo!
    • Philosopher's Stone in general has been getting this treatment on the receiving end throughout most of the Grand Magic Games. Probably for the best.
    • Nonette vs Team Fairy Tail A starts off this way with her taking out Lucy and Lisanna with minimal effort right at the start.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Though Eve tries during the Grand Magic Games against Lyon, he stands no chance and we are treated to one of the quickest fights in the arc.
  • Darker and Edgier: The series is a downplayed version of this for Fairy Tail. On the one hand, the author definitely does his best to bring up more adult subjects, but will still do things that are, as he puts it, true to Fairy Tail form. As for Code Geass, it's definitely Lighter and Softer.
  • Darkest Hour: Chapter 42. We have a lycan Kallen, an evil Mirajane, suspicious vampires, eternal night, cursed artifacts, and worst of all...a hairy Lucy.
    • The quote at the end of that chapter said it all
    The dreams are gone. Midnight has come. Darkness is our new kingdom.
    • Chapter 100. Margaret corrupts the Tenrou Tree—she makes it work for Grimoire Heart as opposed to Fairy Tail—and Erza is the only one within spitting distance of stopping her and is the only one with the power to do so that isn't preoccupied or unconscious.
    • Not to be outdone by previous examples, chapter 191, appropriately titled Ultimate Despair, has the closest the series has come thus far to a Near Villain Victory and really brings about a sense of hopelessness and dread with even main characters looking like they're about to bite it until Natsu comes from the future and punches Mordred in the face, once again sparking the light of hope in everyone. The narration even lampshades this example saying how just when things are at their darkest, light will eventually seep through.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The One Thousand and One Blades arc is this since it focuses on Kagura and Guinevere. The former hadn't even been introduced up until that point sans a single flashback and the latter is only a sub-main character compared to the likes of Lelouch, Kallen, Natsu and Erza.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Sachi appears before Kallen after Kallen wakes up in her flashback, but she’s using Soul Projection in order to talk to Kallen one last time.
  • Death Glare: It would be easier to count the amount of chapters when people aren't shot dirty looks.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In chapter 48, Lelouch gives Erza a strawberry cheesecake that he made himself. Erza's thoughts on the taste? The cheese is thick and creamy and she wants to savor the taste. draconic hero is the master of subtlety as always.
  • Doorstopper: The series has almost eclipsed Soul Chess in length, which is already longer than all 7 Harry Potter books combined.
  • Downer Ending: The Black Knights arc ends this way. Marianne dies. Suzaku gets to go to the council and becomes a Karma Houdini for betraying Knightmare Frame. Several members of Knightmare Frame leave the guild and Lelouch leaves to go on a journey that will take him three to five years.
  • Everyone Can See It: Kalina, Lucy, Mirajane and even possibly Jellal are already jumping on board with noticing that Lelouch and Erza might think of each other as more than Just Friends.
  • Expy: Way too many to list, but they are in abundance here. The most notable one is the Black Cats of Midnight to the point where even their interaction with Kallen bears a striking resemblance to the Black Cats of the Full Moon.
    • The only way the character Orochi Bahn is based off of could be more obvious is if had a flashing neon sign dangling over his head that said Expy of Kamina.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Regarding stopping Marianne's execution.
  • Fantastic Racism: With a side order of Humans Are the Real Monsters. Undine's adoptive dragon parent, Erubay, hated humans to the point of stopping Undine from trying to marry one by killing him right in front of her. She only made an exception for Undine because when she found Undine as a tiny baby, Undine wasn't scared of her and gave her a hug. For Erubay, she's a bit justified considering that humans broke her wings and rendered her incapable of flying, which is why she spends all of her time in the ocean and she has lived for so long that her ideology seems to reflect that of Zeref's in regards to seeing how disgusting human culture can be.
  • Femme Fatale: Selina Victoria from the dark guild Demon's Horn. The narration even describes her as one.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Two so far:
    • Suzaku's arc provides a flashback where we know the ending of the story will end with Juren Rakkan giving up his Wizard Saint status and Angel's Feather becoming Fighting Spirit due to the guild disbanding.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Milly’s own family issues foreshadow similar issues in Cornelia’s own arc.
    • Kallen also mentioned when she once used Breaker X in one of the earlier chapters. In chapter 9 we learn why she was scared of the technique previously.
    • We know that Kallen’s third guild died because she lost control of her powers. We get to see how in chapter 9.
    • During Cornelia’s flashback it’s already been established that her darling older sister, Estellise, is going to die at some point. We're just waiting for the other shoe to drop as it were. Oh god does it not make things any less heartwrenching when said shoe drops though.
    • If you’re paying attention you should be able to see the twist that Selina is Suzaku’s Missing Mom coming.
    • Word of God is that the ending quote of chapter 44 is Foreshadowing of a later arc and it should be pretty obvious at this point that Mary Markov is Edolas Marianne.
      • And now we know why Suzaku betrayed Knightmare Frame.
    • In hindsight, it becomes obvious that draconichero was building towards Sindel being the Big Bad of her arc the whole time, but you don't really know that the first time reading it.
    • Sindel regaining part of her memory and having a portion of her seal undone in the battle against Rustyrose should come as a shock to no one given how much it was discussed during the arc.
    • Chikara's true nature and subsequently the true nature of Shimon's magic was subtly hinted at when she drank Chandra and Orochi under the table being a spirit, she would logically not be able to get drunk.
    • Asura Vs Kagura in general was hinted at twice before it actually happened later in the arc.
    • True to form, draconichero was about as subtle as a hammer with regards to something bad going to happen to Nivea and/or in general at the end of the Rise to Power arc. Nivea dies at the end of the arc
    • All of the Tempting Fate talk of Erza dying throughout the Grand Magic Games arc was building up to Erza's death in Mordred's timeline.
    • There's a moment way earlier on in the story where Lelouch talks about that he would never mess with a magic that he didn't fully comprehend and look what happens when he dicks around with Skeleton Key.
  • Framing Device: At the beginning and end of each chapter the author provides a quote that falls in line with the context of the chapter. The quote can either be said by a character from the story from either fandom, an original character, and even some already existing ones.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Sachi
  • Graceful Loser: Gemini when Suzaku defeats it while under the contract of Angel.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Tiberius.
  • Hope Spot: Oh so you think that just because Lucy stopped Withengar's curse before the blood of 100 werewolves and 1 demon got onto Withengar's dagger things are fine? WRONG!
    • Chapter 75. Surely draconichero wouldn't really kill off Marianne right? See previous answer.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: A downplayed example with Arcadios in the Nirix arc. When doing open recruitment to help solve the murder mystery going on during the arc, he tells Lelouch he's free to do anything if it means solving the case. Lelouch jokes in his usual fashion that the wrong people might take that to start kidnapping virgins and sacrificing them to their gods. Arcadios then employs that he thinks himself to avert this trope not realizing her just let Zero into the imperial palace and gave him free reign to do as he pleased.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the introduction of Serpent's Heart and making Jellal a member of their guild, Sabertooth still becomes the strongest guild in Fiore in Fairy Tail's absence by winning the Grand Magic Games.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: In chapter 95, on Tenrou Island, both Freed and Mirajane inadvertently find Loke and Airy already engaged in the act.
    • This happens to Rakshata and Lloyd in chapter 161, though to be fair they had the door locked and Sherry opened it with magic. They were only bothered because they were being loud. After the interruption, neither one stops and they keep going.
  • It Was His Sled: If you are at all familiar with the Code Geass mythos then Zero and Lelouch turning out to be the same person shouldn’t be much of a spoiler.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: The members of Knightmare Frame will do this to yield results if they think it will help.
    • Lelouch is shown doing this to the guildmaster of Hedgehog Claw.
  • Jump Scare: Poor Lucy gets one of these in chapter 41.
  • Just Eat Him: How Ratatosk disposes of Ein.
  • Justice by Other Legal Means: Even though Jiemma was testified against by his guild members, he was arrested for assaulting an officer of the council, namely Suzaku rather than abusing his guild, which we all know he's guilty as sin of.
  • Karma Houdini: Averted in so far. Knightmare Frame makes damn sure all their enemies get the beating you want them to...unless you’re name is Suzaku.
    • However, Knightmare Frame themselves sort of get away with manslaughter when it comes to Kallen's berserk rampage early on in the series.
  • Killer Rabbit: Ratatosk. His etherious form is a squirrel.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: During a private conversation in Sabertooth's hotel suite, Minerva starts having one too many glasses of red wine and starts to get tipsy. She then leans towards Suzaku and lips are locked followed by a case of Coitus Ensues, but then it's revealed that everything after a certain line of dialogue was part of a very vivid dream Minerva was having since she passed out after another glass of wine and all the saucy bits of the scene were all in her head.
  • Knight of Cerebus: By draconichero's admission the Unistrad arc is the darkest he is willing to go without killing anyone. So apparently things can still get worse. This, of course, begs the question, how dark is he willing to go when a body count is involved? And, given previous works who will die?
  • Love Triangle: Lelouch can’t seem to avoid being caught in one, can he? Both Kallen and Shirley have it out for him and he's implied to have an interest in Erza. As of 147, Erza has officially claimed him.
    • As of the events that lead to Suzaku becoming guild master of Sabertooth he is now caught in one between Minerva and Yukino.
    • Jellal is currently caught in one with Ultear and, of all people, Kagura. As of 146, he's dating Kagura.
    • In the Nirix arc, Hisui has caught the eye of both Rolo and Hibiki. And at the end of the arc she takes a liking to Hibiki.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Pretty much the reaction—reader included—when Acnologia shows up in chapter 31.
  • Mood Whiplash: The range of emotions and tones for scenes throughout the same chapter can range from hilarious to downright tragic or even terrifying, sometimes back to back.
  • Mirror Match: Suzaku when he faces off against Gemini who is currently his spitting image.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Chess has never sounded so interesting than when Lelouch and Lucy face off.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Often the topic of debate in this fic.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: During the Yawgmoth Island arc, because Ayaka is the party's client and not a mage of the guild, the narration constantly refers to the group as "The mages of Lamia Scale, plus Ayaka."
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: According to Ratatosk, not all demons were created by Zeref, many were already around before Zeref ever came into existence and seek to coexist with humans. It shouldn't be too hard to understand why that's a problem. Kasumi's birth marked a step in the right direction and Ratatosk even pulled a Rafiki.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Chapter 1 would not be the first time we’ve seen Kallen in a playboy bunny suit.
    • Chapter 1 is also almost a play by play of Natsu’s meeting with Lucy. We have a guildless mage, a dragonslayer who rescues her and a douchebag pretending to be said dragonslayer who then gets the tar beaten out of him.
    • Some of the quotes are often used this way.
    • In a flashback Jeremiah can be seen wearing an Orange jacket.
    • Inoue herself is this to the Inoue in Soul Chess.
    • Kasumi can't seem to avoid being Made a Slave can she?
    • Suzaku gets bit by Arthur the cat.
    • Mordred himself pays perfect homage to the embodiment of what Lelouch was when he enacted Zero Requiem
      • You also have Shirley dying at the hands of Rolo during the timeline Mordred is from, which is one of the catalysts that set Lelouch off in canon.

    Tropes N to Z 
  • Name's the Same: Oracion Seis' leader and Lelouch's alter ego are both Zero.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: It is clear that Kalina can't hold a candle to Ushiora and Ushiora makes it known.
  • Noodle Incident: Something happened with Nonette and a steamroller that Lelouch referred to as a horror story.
    • Also whatever happened on the X783 trip to Fighting Spirit.
    • Also, apparently something happened with Natsu, golf and go-karts that he was worried the council found out about.
    • Legretta is not allowed anymore strawberry sunrises
  • No Sell: Mage Hunter Werewolves have anti-magic fur so they completely negate caster magic used on them. The same cannot be said for holder magic as Cornelia is all too quick to point out. However, The werewolves just then No Sell the holder magic for reasons yet to be explained, but are terrifying enough as it is that they're no selling attacks from Erza Scarlet and Cornelia.
    • Characters will sometimes do this to their opponents in combat against certain magic attacks either by deflecting or shielding against them.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: If you are a member of the Black Knights, you believe in this.
  • Parental Abandonment: In Kallen's, Schniezel's and Guinevere's case and maybe a few others we don't know about too.
    • Kallen's been subverted as her Missing Mom is now part of Knightmare Frame.
  • Pet the Dog: When Kinana comes staggering out of the forest with her eye shot out from her fight with Cornelia and Natsu as Cubellios, she hoarsely says she's thirsty. Lahar is the one to give her some water even though he was bound to arrest her.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: Lelouch to Milly whenever her Voluntary Shapeshifting leads to a Wardrobe Malfunction.
  • Post Humous Character: Estellise Heurassein.
    • Subverted with Atarella Kozuki.
    • Travis Fateburn[[spoiler:, Jellal's father]
  • Prison Rape: When Jellal whose mental state in this series is trapped eight years in the past because his mind did not progress due to his brainwashing—long story—doesn't know what a prison bitch is, Cobra tells him not to drop the soap.
    • When Arcadios and Neppa come by Blue Pegasus' group to ask for Hibiki's aid during the Nirix arc and drag him away without explanation, Eve misreads the situation and tells Hibiki not to drop the soap at all costs. Jenny, bless her soul, realizes that Eve is way off the mark.
    • Done again in a later chapter of that same arc when Hibiki asks Orochi if he has any idea what they do to guys like him in prison.
  • Promoted To Parent: Naoto after the death of his and Kallen’s mother and their father abandoned them.
  • Odd Friendship: Knightmare Frame and Fairy Tail are, on some belief systems, as different as night and day, but the protective way they treat their nakama is why they are on such good terms.
  • Official Couple: In order of being cemented in the fanfic, we have: Jellal and Kagura, Lelouch and Erza, Gray and Juvia, Hisui and Hibiki, Lyon and Sherry, and now quite possibly Isamu and Chandra.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: The entirety of the Unistrad arc.
  • Rated M for Manly: Pretty much any male member of Fighting Spirit is this.
    • Jeremiah Vs Elfman takes this Up to Eleven. It's even lampshaded by the phrase "The manliest thing you've ever seen"
  • Replacement Goldfish: A literal example in chapter 8. Lelouch goes out to buy his sister a new goldfish before she realizes her old one had gone and done the surface belly flop.
  • Running Gag: If an Exceed is in Suzaku's presence, chances are it will bite him.
  • Sailor Earth: This is a Fairy Tail fanfic, something like this was inevitable. New guilds have sprouted up, including the Code Geass guild Knightmare Frame, but all Original Character examples such as Frozen Jaguar and Revenant's Tomb are known to exist. Phoenix Grave is actually a case of Ascended Extra and OC Stand-in since the guild does exist in canon with a character that has the same surname as Sabertooth's Minerva, but nothing is known about them beyond that.
  • Serial Escalation: The battles on the final day of the Grand Magic Games are set up to be this. Insofar, mission accomplished.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tiberius’ reaction when he sees Kallen with Lelouch.
  • Self-Deprecation: Alex Goldrose remarks that having Guinevere and Jenny duke it out in the Grand Magic Games was clearly motivated by someone thinking with their genitalia. Harmless at first until you realize this is the creator's Author Avatar talking, meaning the author fully acknowledges that what is being said is more than likely true.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Asura Vs Kagura ends this way.
  • Sleep Cute: Natsu, Lisanna, and Happy in chapter 65. Erza even notes that if she had a blanket she would've covered them with one.
  • Ship Sinking: Heavy fire has been on the Lelouch/Kallen pairing since Erza got back from Tenrou Island and was torpedoed in chapter 161 when Kallen realizes that she'll never have Lelouch at her side. Of course considering that Lelouch and Erza are dating, this holds true for all other Lelouch pairings while they're still a couple.
    • Suzaku had his chances with Euphemia firmly slammed in his face in chapter 167 and Jace's chances with Chandra died the moment she decided to shack it up with Isamu.
  • Ship Tease: Oh plenty abound if you have Shipping Goggles on, but the most obvious are:
    • Because Lucy gets enough of this trope with Natsu in canon, the author actually wrote her out of the Edolas arc to give Lisanna a fair shake. Apparently he's fond of both ships and he's trying for a balance.
    • Lately Kallen and Lahar are in each other's company often enough. Hmmm...
    • Despite the aforementioned Love Triangle, with Yukino and Minerva, it's very telling when the former gets Blown Across the Room and Suzaku doesn't even flinch, but the latter gets almost killed and he rushes to make sure she's okay.
  • Shown Their Work: In chapter 107, there is mention of Minerva having a brother, Mace. This might actually be true considering a minor character listed as being part of another guild, Phoenix Grave, as a "mage you would like to have as your boyfriend" in Sorcerer Weekly in canon.
  • Spit Take: Danielle and Tamara cause this of Kagura when the former reveals that Fairy Tail has come back and Erza will be competing in the Grand Magic Games.
  • Take a Third Option: When given the choice to ally vampires or werwolves in the Unistrad arc, Natsu tells the vampire prince that he and the others choose to remain human and will remain the enemies of both clans.
  • Take That: Shirley’s backstory seems to be a pot shot at religion and/or the Catholic Church. Considering the writer is an atheist...
    • Considering this is the same writer that brought us Soul Chess it's very telling that Jellal mocks Yhwach and Zangetsu for being the same person. It's a roundabout way, but the message is clear.
    • Skyler says to Pyrrha during chapter 188 "For my sake, please don't die a pointless death". It seems someone is still bitter about how RWBY volume 3 ended.
    • Subtle, but still noticeable is the scene where Rolo is killed in the Mordred timeline. Considering Shirley's death in Code Geass canon is on the author's saddest moments list in fiction, you can tell that this was therapeutic revenge.
  • Taking the Bullet: Estellise does this for Cornelia with tragic results.
  • Taking You with Me: Morianna tries this on Erza after Erza refuses to kill her. Erza is forced to kill her in self-defense.
  • Team Mom: Marianne, guildmaster of Knightmare Frame and woe behold to anyone who makes the mistake of so much as looking at her guild wrong.
    • Undine, the leader of Mermaid Heel acts like the captain of a ship to her crew.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Suzaku and Lelouch don't like each other much after Marianne's execution and Suzaku's exile from Knightmare Frame, but the two are willing to set aside their differences for the moment if it means not letting V.V. get what he wants.
  • Tempting Fate: Done twice in chapter 41 regarding how much damage the werewolves of Unistrad can take without getting up again. And somehow they have the resilience to walk through FIRE!
    • Done to the point that even the author knew he was being a bit heavy handed in Cornelia saying she wanted to win against Oracion Seis with no casualties.
    • Done to a terrifying and tragic degree in chapter 73. Bisca's remark that the job "cannot fail with Natsu leading the group" becomes this trope when Their client is killed by Zero right in front of Natsu and there is nothing he can do about it.
    • In chapter 158, Gray remarks that Natsu is doing surprisingly well during the Hidden event and that 7th place isn't terrible. And then remarks "well at least we aren't in last place" and then Natsu winds up doing exactly that
      • Later that same chapter, Natsu himself seems pretty cocksure that Sindel is going to win against Alice. In fact, he may even well be an Audience Surrogate in that regard considering how well she's been received by the fans.
  • Their First Time: Erza and Lelouch have sex for the very first time in chapter 170.
  • There Is Only One Bed: Lelouch and Erza do a variant of this with a hammock, though initially the trope doesn't come into play because Erza chooses to keep an eye on Lelouch while he sleeps. Lelouch, being a gentleman, refuses to let Erza sleep on the ground. Solution? Erza throws Lelouch onto the hammock and cuddles up with him for the night.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: The whole story seems to deconstruct this trope and its usage in the Fairy Tail universe. Given one of the main characters is Lelouch this debate in ethics is understandable.
  • Title Drop: Twice in chapter 75.
    • Up to Eleven in chapter 76 where the title of the chapter is "A Fairy Without Its Wings"
  • Tragic Dream: Cornelia and Estellise's promise with each other.
  • Training from Hell: The Return of Fairy Tail arc has the members of the two teams each undergoing some variant of this:
    • Laxus is training with Nessa his mother.
    • Gray is training atop a frozen mountaintop that is colder than any training he did with Ur. Erza is training with Marianne's armors.
    • Natsu's is taken Up to Eleven since he's training with Fighting Spirit and getting the snot pounded out of him day in and day out.
    • Gajeel is now working on mastering His new Heavy Metal form.
    • This trope is taken to a literal example with Mirajane who decides to train in the demonic realm.
    • For Bisca this trope gets inverted as while it is hell, the hell is not for her, it's for the poor saps (notably Macao and Wakaba) that are forced to endure her using them as target practice. As Mest put it best, Bisca has basically become Erza with guns.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Cornelia's sister Estellise.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Oracion Seis compared to their canon counterparts. The author even uses the phrase Strong as They Need to Be to describe them.
    • Sabertooth thanks to Jiemma being uprooted from the guild and Suzaku replacing him, giving Sabertooth more of a reason to push themselves due to Suzaku's code of ethics.
  • Understatement: Kalina saying that "adults are complicated" just as a general statement. Probably an understatement of understatements.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Kasumi's mother is a succubus while her father is the former guildmaster. Kalina’s father is the king of all demons.
  • Vigilante Man: Zero
  • We Do the Impossible: This is Fighting Spirit's way of life.
  • The Worf Effect: At the end of chapter 46, Wendy, Suzaku, Cornelia, Jeremiah, Gray and Juvia have all been defeated by Withengar off screen.
  • Wham Episode: Given this is draconichero we knew this had to happen eventually. Remember that trip Anya and Gino went on? Well it gets brought up again at the end of chapter 26 and guess what they found? Wendy Marvell who will now be joining Knightmare Frame as opposed to Fairy Tail. Considering how major of a role she plays in canon this is kind of a big deal.
    • It happened again. Chapter 41 Mirajane is brainwashed and crazy.
    • Everyone wondered what Edolas Lelouch was going to be like when he wasn't encountered at Edolas Knightmare Frame. No one suspected that he was a Wheelchair Woobie.
    • Chapter 66: Dark Blade turns out to be Edolas Nunnally
    • Chapter 74: Marianne gets arrested by taking the blame for Lelouch as Zero and it turns out that she's known that he's Zero the whole time. We also get our first introduction to Morrigan Ley Fair, Zeref's sister, albeit all we see are her Occult Blue Eyes.
    • The Sindel arc could probably just count as an entire Wham Arc. We have:
      • We get to meet Jellal's mother Margaret. What? She's evil? What? She sold Jellal into slavery, deliberately even? What? Jellal was an accident caused by her rape, of which she is not the victim? Jesus, lady. What is wrong with you?
      • The "great evil" mentioned at the beginning of the arc turns out to be the very mage that not only founded Airy's guild, but is also former Fairy Tail and the first thing she does is beat down Gildarts!. And then the very next chapter her origin story turns her from an unholy terror into simply a potentially sympathetic villain.
      • And then last but certainly not least you have Morianna Feathermane who turns out to have Erza's parents' blood on her hands.
    • Chapter 100 has an unsettling implied reveal Zeref is under the influence of Morrigan's geass.
    • Chapter 103 has the first appearance ever of Morrigan Ley Fair Zeref's older sister. She is also clearly not as nice as originally fathomed.
    • Chapter 106 has us meet Alysha Fateburn, widow to Travis Fateburn, Jellal's father and in the same scene we find out that Kallen is a half-Etherious. Alysha is also one of the Brides of Zeref, a concept that hasn't been brought up since the Theater arc.
    • Chapter 147 was already awesome given Lelouch and Erza share their first kiss and decide to go steady, but then it shakes up the status quo in a way that doesn't become this trope until the logistics sink in. Draconic Hero writes so close to The Stations of the Canon that he only goes away from them when it suits the plot and not because he thinks his way is better than Mashima. Many readers definitely expected Fairy Tail's Fourth Guildmaster Bisca to relinquish control to Makarov after he failed to make Gildarts Fairy Tail's 5th guild master. Except that's not what happens. Not only does Gildarts take the position he's offered, but Makarov actually retires. On top of that, this is only accepted by Gildarts on the condition that Makarov will coach the sixth guild master, who Gildarts believes is far more qualified to command Fairy Tail than himself: Erza.
    • Not to be outdone by previous examples, we have chapter 182: where we get the reveal that Alice is Natsu's older sister and raised him until he was old enough for Igneel to take care of him on his own. She even named him.
  • Wham Line: Us being told that Morrigan Ley Fair is Zeref's sister is some pretty trippy stuff. Even in-universe the reveal is treated this way.
    • In-universe, hearing Lelouch's name called rattled both Erza Knightwalker and Dark Blade.
    • During the Tenrou Island arc Sindel gets some of her power back. For some this might appear to be a bad thing [[spoiler:given who she used to be, but then she tells Rustyrose "You will pay for hurting my friends", cementing Character Development and making it that her subsequent acquisition of Fairy Glitter is unsurprising and completely awesome.
    • Unless you're slow, you should see it coming when Nessa and Ivan are talking about their past history, but Nessa’s outraged shout of Laxus is my son! probably made you stare at your computer screen for a few seconds. Sure we saw Laxus interacting with her before the Tenrou Island Arc, but you could’ve easily mistaken their interaction for something else.
    • During the Yawgmoth Island arc, Mirdir, the Labyrinth Guardian refers to Lamia Scale's client Ayaka as Atarella. As in Kallen's Missing Mom Atarella.
    • It's delivered so casually that most people probably miss it, but Alice mentioning the fact that she knows Igneel and was told something by him isn't exactly something to pan as your everyday statement made, especially after all the talk about Natsu's history in the Return of Fairy Tail arc.
    • From Alice to Natsu at the end of their battle in chapter 180: "you've become so strong...little brother"
  • Whole Plot Reference: Chapter 90 is this to, of all things, Five Nights at Freddy's
  • Who's on First?: Done by a character mistaking the name Yu for the word you.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Said word for word and played straight by Selina's minions Uma and Oushi,while staring down resident dragon to Hades Bluenote Stinger because of Selina's potential betrayal.
    • Attempted by Ash until Kallen figures out that he's her long lost brother Naoto.

I know what it's like to be broken, to be a fairy without its wings. You are doing the right thing. As you journey, the bones will mend and the tissue will regrow and soon, just as before, you'll be able to fly through the sky, reborn with brand new wings.
Erza Scarlet
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