Fanfic: God Slaying Blade Works
It's the ending of the Heaven's Feel Route. Shirou hesitates in slaying Angra Mainyu
long enough for him, Illya and Angra to be brought to the Campione-verse. Shirou slays him there.
Since he IS All The Evils of the World, Angra counts as a god. And what happens to people who kill gods
Thus, now with powers beyond his wildest dreams, Shirou begins his quest to go back home.God Slaying Blade Works
is a Fate/stay night
! crossover written by Marcus Galen Sands.
This story contains examples of:
- A-Cup Angst: Illya has a strange aversion as she's glad to have grown A-cups as it shows that not only has her growth stagnation ceased due to Shirou's Rescue Romance power healing that part, but remembers her mother and knows she has the potential to grow more.
- Guinevere on the other hand plays it hilariously straight compared to the more voluptuous Tiamat.
- Adaptational Badass / Took a Level in Badass: Shirou. Yes, he was already quite the badass in Heaven's Feel, but it came at a cost. After becoming a Campione, that ceased to be a problem.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Venus's last thoughts were why wasn't she able to have Shirou's full love. Whether such thoughts are genuine or surprise at her power's inability to control him are up to debate.
- All Myths Are True: Shirou claims they are, but just not in the same story in order to explain the existence of Rhongomyniad, the spear of King Arthur to Guinevere, who had made it up as a part of Arthur's (Artus's) legend.
- Animal Motifs: The majority of the Authorities are often associated with certain animals by Campione.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: A positive deconstructed version with Luo Hao. She certainly is arrogant, but she never insults other people on purpose, she takes care of her subordinates, and only thinks very highly of herself because she believes she's earned her prestige. Equally, she believes other people can earn her respect and become just as great as her and she wants them to try. In short, she's very arrogant, but has every right to be.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: All Campione are this by default, but Luo Hao takes it a step further and bases her entire philosophy of Kingship around this concept: Her opinion on the matter is'since Luo Hao is the greatest warrior in China, then shouldn't Luo Hao be entitled to rule it?'
- Badass Boast: "I'm not Steel...I am Sword, I'm the Steel that has been refined and forged, hammered and tempered. Given form, given purpose. I'm the Strongest Steel."
- Blasphemous Boast: Borderline when one understands the meaning of Steel and Strongest Steel in Campione. Steel is the domain solely of Hero Gods while the Strongest Steel is Artus, the most powerful Steel god. Shirou unknowingly declared himself superior to the King of the End.
- Big Brother Instinct: Shirou, BIG TIME. Considering that he literally has godlike powers, woe betide ANYONE who hurts Illya. Godou himself says that this is a zero percent chance that Illya would ever be in his nonexistent (to him) harem because of this.
- Big "NO!": Mordred's reaction to Shirou's Badass Boast.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Apollo. See Anticlimax Boss in the YMMV tab, Evil Gloating, Harmless Villain, and Nice Job Fixing It, Villain
- Break the Haughty: Mordred gets a MASSIVE case of this with Shirou foiling every single one of his strategies. And then Apollo gets his butt, and ego, handed to him by Godoh.
- Bring My Brown Pants: An understandable reaction when faced with Puppet Berserker.
- Brown Note: Apollo attempts this as a finishing move. He's defeated before it takes hold.
- Can't Catch Up: Illya is one of the most powerful non-Campione mages in the story and even she is helpless to stop Venus from controlling Shirou.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Mordred apparently has the ability induce this in people he's "allied" with. Even after he's dead.
- Combo Platter Powers: Now that Shirou's a Campione, he's entitled to this.
- Bad Powers, Good People/Power at a Price: Curses Without End, from Angra Mainyu. Associated with an eager puppy that turns into a wolf.
- Super Strength / Super Speed / Made of Iron : Dragon Slaying Hero, from Perseus. Associated with a heroic pegasus, like Mount of the Hero.
- The Beastmaster: Mount of the Hero, from Perseus.
- Chick Magnet / Rescue Romance: Hero's Bride, from Perseus. Yes, it's an actual power now. Associated with a proud peacock.
- The Necromancer / Fiction 500: Rule of the Underworld, taken from Hades. Associated with a grumpy, sleepy dragon that nonetheless does its job.
- Instant Armor: In four different flavors, taken from Mordred
- Emotion Bomb / Power Parasite: Bloodstained Fields, from Mordred
- Is also applicable to Apollo, whose acting as many gods over his divine carreer allowed him for numerous tangentially powers, such as music, healing, and archery.
"The bow, poetry, plague, medicine, the sun, music, prophecy, you have so many Authorities and yet there seems to be little connection between them. However when one learns your other names and aspects then it becomes clearer." ~ Kusanagi Godou, upon unleashing his Warrior Authority (aka Golden Swords) on Apollo.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Godoh, like in the original series. Shirou finds it ridiculous. Hilariously, by chapter 24 Shirou himself has fallen into a Love Triangle he's unaware of between Guinivere and Tiamat thanks to his Rescue Romance power. Yes, look up, and you'll see it IS a power.
- Composite Character: Shirou is an odd variation. Archer had synchronized with the Shirous in Fate and Unlimited Blade Works, their memories being stored in his soul. When Shirou became a Campione the memories of both Shirous and Archer were integrated into Shirou's mind.
- Mordred, the Knight of Betrayal is revealed to be the amalgamation of several war gods such us Laran, Ares, and Mars. Which is pretty much a standard in the Campione!Verse, although it is noted that if he was to return to his myth the modern distinction between them would cause him to separate into the component gods.
- Continuity Nod: The entire Feast of Kings was based on Shirou having memories of the banquet Iskandar held.
- Crazy-Prepared: Shirou has prepared defenses for every single part of his house, and even has special measures for Illya if he ever gets brainwashed.
- Creepy Child: Everyone's thoughts on Illya. She continues to prove them right every time.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Yusuke's reaction to buying all sorts of legendary wines, not for his wine collection, but for the other Campione to drink.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Poor spawn of Niddhogg (a type of dragon) didn't know what it was getting into when it tried to fight Shiro with Dragon Slaying Hero active and wielding Arondight.
- Played for Laughs with the curb-stomp NEGOTIATION that happened to Koizumi Watanabe. With the entire "discussion" being full of Entertainingly Wrong and yet perfectly logical, he even lampshades the fact that absolutely lost to Shirou. He was only saved because Shirou thought he was ill.
- Doorstopper: As of chapter 21 (Jan 2014) the story is closing in on 500k words. Narrative Filigree is a large factor in this. Chapters 20 and 21 together are the length of a short novel and cover just one extended fight scene.
- Empathic Weapon: Shirou's Noble Phantasms in general are like this due to how he makes near-perfect copies of them.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Featured heavily. The History Compilation Committee theorizes that Shirou and Illya are the apprentices of a hermetical mage among other things. Meanwhile Shirou believes the HCC to be similar to the Mage Association and prepares accordingly.
- The entirety of Watanabe's negotiation with Shirou.
- Epic Fail: Godou somehow partially dematerializes a Noble Phantasm. They're not supposed to be able to do that. Doubles as a Funny Moment.
- Evil Counterpart: Mordred is one for Shirou. Both are considered fakers who can fight against the originals and possibly win. Both invoke themselves into steel. Also, Mordred's line against Guinevere resembles that of Shirou's when he faces Gilgamesh in the UBW route.
- Evil Laugh: Of the Mad Scientist variety. Rin has learned of Rule of the Underworld. Be afraid, Shirou. Be very afraid.
- Evil Gloating: Apollo did this every time Godou falls. Needless to say, he got defeated in one chapter.
- Justified with Mordred, as his first armor makes him adopt his proud knight persona.
- Field of Blades: It's Shirou. It takes a while for him to get to Unlimited Blade Works, the chant has changed due to the changes in his distorted world view, but you knew it was coming.
- Follow the Leader: This is the first Fate Stay Night and Campione! crossover on Fanfiction.net. Now everyone has decided to get in on the fun bringing the Shirous' of the other routes.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Behold Charlotte/Charlie, beheaded spawn of Nidhogg.
- Harmless Villain: Apollo again. After spending a lot of chapters just to summon him, he got defeated by Godou just one chapter after his appearance. This is after Athena thinks of him of dangerous because he seems to not care about pride and just going for the kill. He doesn't, he spends most of his time gloating at Godou when he should have just kill him.
- Honor Before Reason: For Luo Hao, Honor IS Reason.
- Shirou doesn't use Caliburn or Excalibur until the later parts of his fight with Mordred because something in him tells him to do it later. He's right.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Half the reason Mordred died. The other reason was getting Excaliblasted in the face right after.
- Logic Bomb: Two so far.
- Kaida upon hearing that Shirou, a godlike Campione with the rights of a King, cannot meet her because he went to school, she has a destructive cycle of circular logic about expecting the unexpected. She was told to expect it, but that was unexpected, but she did expect it...
- After mistakenly calling out Shirou, Luo Hao is lost. Since she was wrong, she must protect her honor through violence. On the other hand, because she swore an oath of peace, she must uphold her honor through non-violence. But she has to because of her honor, but she can't because of her honor...
- Made of Indestructium: Somehow, Shirou's cellphone survives all the punishment of his battle with Mordred.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": The entire mage community has this after learning about Shirou inviting THREE CAMPIONE to his mansion.
- Monty Haul: The entire mage community sees the Feast of Kings as an amazing event. After an incredible battle of four Campione versus four Heretic Gods, Shirou invites the four Campione to a banquet with amazing food and drink, a contest of kings and, the most mind-boggling part, legendary weapons for all those attending.
- Mundane Utility: Shirou uses two Noble Phantasms as a light source and a fountain. He lampshades it.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Played for Laughs. Shirou has this reaction when he realizes he had just invited three of the other Campione to a feast.
- And again, when he ended up inviting Guinevere as well.
- Guinevere has one of her own when she accepts said invitation.
- Mythology Gag: When Shirou's watchers from the History Compilation Committee appear in their maid uniforms, Illya's newly discovered maid switch is triggered.
- More Than Mind Control: Venus attempts this with Arrows of Eros on Shirou, and then with Heart's Thief. In the end, she isn't entirely successful, and is left with her Authorities fully tapped, and a brainwashed Shirou under her control. Word of God is Shirou is effectively under a variation of Mad Enhancement like Heracles was.
- Narrative Filigree: One of the flaws in the story is this.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Apollo again. For all this time, Godou only had [Persian Warlord] as his Authority, a common complain among many fans. Then, he just got defeated and thus, got his power to Godou taken by Godou because of it.
- Venus manages a form of this, in the end it was her threatening to kill Sakura that finally allowed Shirou to overcome her Heart Thief Authority
- Otaku: Illya, having been overexposed to modern entertainment, now uses her new skills as a Meta Girl to get personal entertainment from Godoh and his harem. It's affected her taste in naming as well...
- Only Sane Campione: Shirou's first undead Servant, Yusuke, believes that Japan has a monopoly on these after meeting Luo Hao.
- The Power of Love: After two monster sized chapters of fighting, it wasn't Luo Hao's martial prowess, Kusanagi's dogged determinism or even Rule Breaker that overcomes Venus' hold over Shirou, but his all consuming love of Sakura that won the day.
- Shirou was only able to draw Lancelot's sword because his love of Guinevere was so deeply imprinted on the blade that it actually helped Shirou bring itself into existence so it could defend her.
- Precocious Crush: You would think that being hundreds of years old would prevent Guinivere from having one of these on Shirou. You would be wrong.
- Serious Business: Meta-Example. The author has alienated several Nasuverse fans with rather lax handling of Nasuverse mechanics. He even managed to hit the Fandom Berserk Button by mentioning in an Author's note his belief that Campiones are capable of defeating Gilgamesh and TYPES/Aristoteles. He quickly retracted these statements after being pressured by angry reviewers into doing more in depth research into what he's talking about.
- Smug Snake: Poor leader of the Circle. You decided to mess with Illya.
- Spit Take: Shirou's reaction to hearing about Illya's first day of Tea Ceremony lessons.
- —> "Kusanagi-san has added another girl to his harem."
- Hilariously, Illya was trying to see if he would Spit Take.
- Split Personality: Shirou adopts a fake persona he calls The Fake King when conversing with Campione, the Committee and other important magical figures. Recent chapters, however, have him slip into it subconciously.
- Storm of Blades: It's Shirou. Like this wouldn't happen.
- Mordred/Mars/Laran can do this as well and tries to use it against Shirou. Except he's only got a thousand swords. Shirou quickly shows him the real deal.
- Godou's Warrior Authority, like in the original.
- Supreme Chef: Shirou, to his bittersweet delight, has actually been surpassed by his new housemaid Asuka.
- Tempting Fate: Shirou wonders how hard it could be to invite three Campione to his house without an apocalypse taking place. He lampshades that not saying it out loud shouldn't count.
- Third-Person Person: Luo Hao and Guinevere share this trait.
- This Cannot Be!: Guinevere's reaction to Shirou presenting her Rhongomyniad, which in this verse is nothing more than a story she herself invented.
- This Is Gonna Suck: The head of the Seishuuin family's reaction upon learning that Shirou had invited three other Campiones to a feast.
- The War Sequence: Shirou's undead army versus Mordred's magic knights. First Shirou is losing... And then he traces Gae Dearg copies for half his army, and then it becomes a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Undying Loyalty: Pretty much all of Shirou's subordinates. Which is even better, because they're already dead.
- Villainous Breakdown: Mordred doesn't take Shirou's Badass Boast well.
- Wham Line: Chapter 26 - Interlude Two: To Endure and Persevere, once these words were read...
- As her (Sakura Matou's) eyes drifted shut some detached corner of her mind noted that the back of her right hand was itching in a strangely familiar way
- What Could Have Been: Alex of Gascoigne has a case of this when he learned what a Monty Haul the Feast of Kings was.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Shirou tries to justify why he isn't using Excalibur against Mordred. He does it at the end of the fight, which leads to him meeting Guinivere.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Most of Mordred's lines.
- You Watch Too Much X: Shirou worries Ilya may be watching too much anime whenever she starts making parallels between their life and common anime tropes. Even Ilya thinks this when she catches herself debating whether Godoh or Shirou is the protagonist during a pitched battle.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Godou, as usual. He weeps when his apparently insatiable lust is entirely expected of him.