Fan Fic / Fantasy Of Utter Ridiculousness
Yeah, that's pretty much what the whole plot boils down to.

"You want to surpass an oni? You're interested in a fight? Fine with me. Let's you and me fight."
—Suika Ibuki

Fantasy of Utter Ridiculousness is a Megas XLR / Touhou Project crossover Fan Fic written during May 2012 by Curtis Wildcat. The story can be found here. It consists of 8 chapters: the main story, an alternate ending, and an Extra Stage.

While Coop is putting the moon back together during the aftermath of the Glorft's failed attempt to crash it into the Earth, Megas is attacked by a Lunarian mech. During the fight that follows, an attempt is made by the Watatsuki sisters to warp them directly into the Lunar Capital, all the better to sate the Earthlings' curiosity about the previously-unknown inhabitants. Instead Megas, with Coop and his friends inside, are sent to Gensokyo when the teleportation technology malfunctions.

For a land that just got done facing off against the worst weather in its history, the perpetrator of that disaster surely can't be what they need...

The Extra Stage has Coop and the others back in Gensokyo on an alleged gift-giving tour, with his presence causing the plans of some of Gensokyo's finest to go off the deep end.

Fantasy of Utter Ridiculousness contains examples of the following tropes:

  • All Just a Dream: The events of the alternate ending turn out to be a dream of Patchouli's.
  • Answer Cut: Coop wonders at one point just who in their right mind would enjoy tofu. Cue cut to Ran Yakumo, wondering why she feels she ought to defend her snack choices.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Averted with Jamie, who points out that they ride around in a stolen robot from the future to fight space squids (also from the future) on a fairly regular basis, also bringing up some of their more outlandish adventures as well, as reasons why they shouldn't dismiss the existence of magic.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    Jamie: So, who else are we going to meet today? Living phantoms? Talking cats? Tofu enthusiasts?
  • Artistic License Engineering: Lampshaded with Megas's Plot Sensitive Button when it reads "Technology does not work this way", just before Coop fires a reverse MIRV at Suika.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The giant fairies.
    • It's a crossover with Megas XLR. Does anything more really need to be said?
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Yuuka's reason for attacking Megas? "You killed my flowers. Prepare to die." By the time she realizes that Coop's involvement was accidental at best, the Garden of the Sun is all but obliterated.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Marisa is able to accomplish this, although she isn't aware of it.
    • In Chapter 4, Alice is preparing for the unsavory task of dodging attacks from three giant fairies, whose danmaku have become massive to match. Cue the sun, literally, as the investigative Patchouli drops her Royal Flare spell card on their heads.
  • Big "NO!": Patchouli's reaction when she discovers that most of the Mansion's library was destroyed in the Alternate Ending.
  • Call Back: Multiple ones to both series. Examples include:
    • The return of Megas's "La Cucaracha" horn and Super Destructor Mode.
    • Marisa and Reimu's respective hair colors during their PC-98 days. Yuuka herself is still sporting the hairstyle and clothes from her initial appearances.
  • Call Forward: The loud rock music blaring from Megas during its fights is hinted to have been Mystia's inspiration for forming Choujuu Gigaku years later.
  • Cast Full Of Crazy: Everything that Reisen experiences over the course of the Extra Stage leads her to conclude that everyone in Gensokyo is a complete lunatic.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Immediately following a dream depicting an unorthodox library raid, Patchouli jerks awake and screams Marisa's name.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Marisa's size-changing powder. At first it only turned fairies into suitable punching bags for Megas. Later, it's used to give Yuuka the means to fight Megas on even terms.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Megas. Versus. Suika. The author has even gone on record as saying this matchup is the main reason why he wrote the story in the first place. The Extra Stage ups the ante by pitting Megas against a scaled-up Yuuka Kazami.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Reimu's plan for ending the Yuuka fight without any casualties; she knew there was a chance that it would end up killing her (and erasing Gensokyo by extension), but she does it anyway with no justification other than "this entire evening has been stupid enough to begin with".
  • Credits Gag: The explanations in the Author's Notes are separated by one-paragraph depictions of events taking place during later visits to Gensokyo, mimicking the style used throughout Megas XLR's run.
  • Culture Blind: Alice realizes this about Coop when he, as a visitor, gave her something to drink instead of the other way around.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Megas deals two of these, one against Kyla's Guardsman and the other against the giant fairies.
  • Deconstruction Fic: One common plot in Touhou fanfiction involves one or more characters being dropped into Gensokyo and adjusting to life there, usually because of Yukari (or in this story, because of the Lunarians). The problem here arises when its Coop and the others, with Megas in tow, that are warped on in; by the time the battles run their course, Reimu and Yukari are both in agreement that they do not belong.
  • Defeat Means Respect: While Suika never becomes friends with Coop after her defeat, she becomes more willing to give him the benefit of a doubt once her gourd is recovered. She later views the Megas-Yuuka duel as great entertainment and outright salutes her former opponent.
  • Destructive Savior: The Lunarians thank Coop (albeit not in person) for getting rid of the Glorft base in the Moon, but they deemed him so dangerous that they decided to put him down. Then again, this pretty much is Coop's MO...
  • Deus Exit Machina: Hello, Megas. Good-bye, Yukari. See you when you wake up.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
    • Yukari admits as much after witnessing the lunar explosion, and is later sidelined when Megas makes its sudden arrival in Gensokyo.
    • From the Extra Stage: Patchouli throwing Reimu catches everyone off guard.
  • Dope Slap: In the credits, Koakuma does this to Jamie, so that he stops hitting on Patchouli.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come:
    • The medicine that Patchouli takes to deal with her illnesses causes her to start seeing possible futures in her sleep.
    • In her youth, Maribel had a fever-induced dream depicting Megas and some of Coop's foes, ending with the Glorft invasion and Gensokyo's destruction. Realizing that Megas was the key, she began taking the steps needed to become a youkai and ensure the mech's survival—-and by extension, Gensokyo's as well.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Alice misunderstands "Megas" to mean that the mech is a magus. Sakuya, who was eavesdropping on the group when they met, becomes unnerved when she comes to the same conclusion.
  • Excuse Plot: The Lunarians, Alice's danmaku demonstration, and the giant fairy attack all serve one purpose: letting Megas fight Suika.
  • Fear of Thunder: Flandre, of all people. The weather patterns caused by the lunar explosion were long-lasting and intense enough that she was scared sane.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Coop and the others become these from Reimu's perspective as a result of the Yuuka fight, though it's not until after they leave Gensokyo that she finds herself admitting it.
  • Fish out of Water: Patchouli's fate in the Alternate Ending. May also be a case of temporal water as well, given the difference in the settings.
  • Foreshadowing: Throughout the story, a trapped Marisa can be seen struggling to grab her mini-hakkero that's just this... much... out of reach. No guesses for what happens when she finally reaches it.
  • Genre Savvy: When Coop announces that if they leave now, they'll be able to catch a program he's wanted to watch, Jamie points out that it's more likely that they'll run into something they could have avoided if they left earlier. Sure enough, cue the Lunar Defense Corps...
  • Golem: In addition to the "magus" deal described above, Megas is mistaken for a giant statue or puppet by Alice and the residents of the SDM.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: At one point, Jamie announces to Patchouli and Kiva that one of his ancestors was a Youkai... before immediately turning this around by saying that he was just messing with them.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Since it comes off as one big game, Coop is able to get the hang of Spell Card-based combat rather quickly.
  • Important Haircut: While recovering from the Megas duel, Yuuka considers getting one of these to better fit in with the changing times. If Phantasmgoria of Flower View is any indication, she went through with it.
  • Kill It with Ice: Megas's frost sword. Fittingly, it's powered by a Strawberry Mega Slush.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The characters notice that there is music in the background of each battle.
    • At the end of the story, Jamie points out something else out of place: everyone in Gensokyo, situated in Japan, was speaking perfect English.
  • Let's You and Me Fight: Suika says this when she thinks Coop is deliberately withholding her prized gourd from her. One of the giant fairies Megas was fighting was responsible, albeit accidentally.
  • Magitek:
    • In the Alternate Ending, Coop combines Patchouli's "Philosopher's Stone" card with Megas's systems. The resulting multi-element attack finishes off Suika and demolishes most of the Scarlet Devil Mansion's library in one go.
    • Divine Northern Fist: Fantastic Piledriver.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Destruction visited upon the Forest of Magic? Marisa trapped in her own house? The giant fairies, and the subsequent showdown with Suika? Yukari, who could've prevented it all at the outset, getting decked on accident when Megas first arrives? Just another day in the life of Coop.
    • The Lunarians admit that they had no idea what the Glorft were planning and were mostly hiding from them, but that if MEGAS (and her crew) hadn't been there, they probably would have stayed hidden until the Glorft would have gone away... meaning that both the Lunarians and the Earth would have been destroyed. They give this realization to themselves and resolve to be more decisive next time.
  • Not So Above It All: Patchouli may dislike Coop and Jamie (and outright hate Megas) by the time of the Extra Stage, but even she's not immune to the allure of a pizza wrapped around a ham. The end of the Extra Stage suggests that she's given in to that particular temptation.
  • Oh Crap!: Suika's response when she fails to react in time to the battle's final attack.
  • Running Gag: Jamie getting rejected by almost every girl he meets in Gensokyo.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation:
    • A conversation between Coop and Jamie in Chapter Four, revolving around bacon being the highest form of life on Earth, would've ended up as this if the giant fairies hadn't picked that moment to attack. Alice makes no attempt to understand what they're talking about.
    • An encounter between Alice, Marisa, Patchouli and Reisen in the Extra Stage degenerates into a drawn-out argument, the topics of which range from Marisa's thieving tendencies to Reisen's memetic "useless little bunny" status.
  • Ship Tease: Jamie and Patchouli. Also, Koakuma and the junk man Goat.
  • Shout-Out: Has its own page.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Coop, regarding Suika's desire to wreck Megas if the Ibuki Gourd isn't returned:
    "If it means taking her down a few pegs to get her to stop, then she's more than welcome to try!"
    • After subjecting Yuuka to Megas's Nitrous and burying her in a plateau, Coop confidently states that she's down for the count. All he succeeded in doing was getting Yuuka to bust out her old attack patterns.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: See Cool Versus Awesome above.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Rumia.
  • Victimized Bystander: Pop TV memorabilia and the Three Mischevious Fairies don't mix.
  • Water Wake-up: The inquisitive fairy maid tasked with waiting on Yukari at the SDM doesn't seem to realize that a pitcher of water is not how you're supposed to wake sleeping people up. A minute after doing this, the frightened fairy is forced to flee from the "scary eyeball gap lady's" wrath.
  • Wave Motion Gun:
    • Megas's Idiot Gun. This being Megas, it doesn't work as advertised.
    • When Yuuka is enlarged by Marisa's size-changing powder, her Double Spark becomes large enough to be seen from space.