"Thank you for having a look at my story. This is actually my third crack at writing this remake of my first fic, but I really hope it's my last time doing so. For old and new readers alike, please enjoy."Better be the last time…Link to Life is a Kingdom Hearts fanfiction by No Limit. According to him, it is supposed to be something of a Spinoff. However, No Limit unashamedly features other companies' works besides Disney licensed ones.According to the story's summary: Rika Itonami, with help from Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, has to "Link" the worlds together before all of existence is wiped out and face the new deadly foes known as the Purifiers and the Soulfuls. Will they save the day? Unlikely, but they'll try anyway!Interestingly, the story features more than one protagonist. While Rika is the lead character, other main characters include original characters Kai Higure, a Covert Pervert and Unlucky Childhood Friend to Rika; and Ashi Kiyomeru, a Hot-Blooded Heroic Wannabe.With consideration of the previous attempts at the story, each main character is accompanied by not only their two (three in Kai's case) party members but a whole crew of characters, each serving a purpose to the group. Expect Loads and Loads of Characters.The story, while attempting to be loyal to the source material, often pokes fun at the original games and formula. Mainly running on Rule of Funny and Rule of Fun, No Limit rarely takes the story that seriously. As you can tell by the page quote, this is No Limit's third version of the first Link to Life, as No Limit did not feel he did a proper job with the first two - which, in turn, were redoes of his first Fan Fic. Yeah, he's something of a perfectionist.You can find the story here at deviantART, or here at FanFiction.net. This page is always open to friendly editing for new Tropes.Character sheet is in the works.
— First chapter's author's note
This Fan Fic so far features appearances by characters and locations from the following series:
This Fan Fic provides examples of:
- Author Appeal: No Limit likes to cast female main characters.
- Continuity Lock-Out: Averted Trope. While the previous two attempts didn't even try hiding it was a Fan Fic, the first chapter of this one features an Info Dump of all the information No Limit thought necessary for readers new to Kingdom Hearts with scenes with Rika spliced in it.
- Crossover: Kind of obvious, being a Kingdom Hearts story.
- Department of Redundancy Department: "Meanwhile, on the Martian home planet of the Martians called Mars..."
- Hammerspace: Blissfully demonstrated by Wakko Warner and his "Gag Bag".
- The Heartless: It's Kingdom Hearts.
- Lampshade Hanging: Rika points out why Ashi didn't bother calling for help with his cell phone until after they were attacked.
- Really, everything in this fic is lampshaded.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Considering Kingdom Hearts...
- Meaningful Name: Rika's name is Japanese for "link" or "linker".
- Mythology Gag: Done splendidly with all sorts of references to Looney Tunes history in the second chapter.
- The Power of Friendship: Possibly the reason why Rika got her Keyblade.
- Power Trio: Not just Rika's main party members, but Rika and Kuro and Ashi together:
- Rika's Group:
- Rika: Reasonable and reserved. (Ego)
- Daffy: Wild and nutty. (Id)
- Porky: Balanced and order. (Superego)
- Rika, Kuro and Ashi:
- Rika: Annoyed and sarcastic. (Ego)
- Kuro: Believes in keeping everyone working together. (Superego)
- Ashi: Passionate and rather impulsive. (Id)
- Rika's Group:
- Shout-Out: All sorts of sci-fi references during the Duck Dodgers segment in the second chapter. This one particularly stood out for anime fans:Duck Dodgers: Initiate tactic One-Nine-Five-Two: The Drill That Will Pierce the Heavens!
- Two Guys and a Girl: Rika, Kuro and Ashi
- Technically, Rika, Daffy and Porky too.