Fan Fic: Megami No Hanabira

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke Wo is a fluffy Yuri Eroge series, in which the biggest issues facing the characters are at worst an argument and/or the threat of a break-up. Shin Megami Tensei is a dark JRPG series, in which the biggest issues facing the characters are demon outbreaks, the end of the world, and a Forever War between a tyrannical God and a Devil who wants nothing but unrestrained anarchy.

Megami no Hanabira takes the characters of the former and places them in the situations of the latter.

Written by Krimzon Flygon, Megami no Hanabira details the adventures of Mai Sawaguchi, her girlfriend Reo Kawamura and their friends Nanami Oda, Yuuna Matsubara and Sara Kitajima, as they try to survive an outbreak of demons in their home city. Aiding their efforts are ‘Cypher’ and his mysterious Demon Summoning Program, which allows them to recruit and use demons of their own for protection, and a decidedly shadowy organization of Angel-wielders known as the Flock, who may have more to do with the present situation then they are letting on...

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Megami No Hanabira Contains Examples Of:

  • Action Girl: Though Mai, like her friends, would usually rather let her demons do the fighting, she's gotten physical with her opponents when the situation called for it: knocking Pixie unconscious with a punch, and then monkey-flipping a Tokebi that tried to attack her while she was on the ground.
    • Colette fits this even better: she's absolutely merciless with that baton.
  • Anger Born of Worry: After Mai wakes up from having been knocked out by Kabuso, Reo swats her and, on the verge of tears, screams never to scare her like that again.
  • Angst Coma: Reo, when she learns that the food they had all been looking for was gone. It lasts until Phillips offers them all something to eat.
  • An Ice Person: Wendigo. Sara's Jack Frost as well.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Sara earns one from Mai when she reveals she ran out into the demon-infested city alone to ‘train’.
  • Badass Adorable: The main characters are all quite adorable. They’re also VERY good at handling demons.
  • Badass Baritone: Phillips has a voice described as 'powerful'; extremely deep and booming despite his old, withered appearance.
  • Battle Couple: Mai and Reo, and Yuuna and Nanami. Sara has a girlfriend as well: Kaede, but she’s not a part of the team at the moment
  • Badass Lesbian: Again, the main characters.
  • The Berserker: Reo: always screaming, always on the offensive, with a penchant for demons like Gozuki, and Yuki Jirou, who pack a metric asston of power at the cost of finesse and strategy.
  • Big Eater: Reo loves her snacks. She starts off as the most reluctant of the group to use her Summoning Program, but as soon as the Yakuza cut off the survivors' food supply, she's chomping at the bit to go after them.
  • Big Good: Despite being an apparently neutral party with her own agenda, Cypher is as close as we get at the moment. While giving the Summoning Program to civilians ended up empowering people like Naito, it also helped our heroes, and as of Chapter 5, she has approached Mai and her friends directly in order to help them further, pointing them towards the Flock's stronghold.
  • Blow You Away: Reo's Abraxas, and later Matador
  • Body-Count Competition: Reo and Sara have started one. Sara keeps changing the rules and lying about her score, much to Reo's chagrin.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Sara and Reo respectively, though Sara's Boke can manifest as either genuine airheadedness, or a shocking level of Genre Savvy...Reo barks at her either way.
  • Cast Full of Gay: The jury's out on Colette, and Philips is her grandfather, but the main characters all fit this. Considering they come from a Yuri Visual Novel, this is to be expected.
  • Catch Phrase: Nanami adopts a line from Mai and uses it as a mantra whenever she gets scared or hesitant.
    Nanami: This is the situation I'm in. Complaining and hiding my head in the sand isn't going to change anything. All I can do now is what I can.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Mai shows hints of this throughout the story, manifesting as her trying to figure everything out herself and overall taking way too much responsibility. It comes to a head when she drops the bombshell about the Flock's true nature, realizes she has no idea how to deal with them, and beats herself up over it, calling herself a joke of a leader who relies on ad-lib.
  • Cowardly Lion: Nanami falls into this category. She's easily intimidated by the scope of her situation and is far and away the most emotionally vulnerable of the team, but she pulls through when it counts.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Colette
  • Darker and Edgier: WRIT LARGE. The characters from an adorable Yuri Visual Novel are thrown into the situations of one of the darkest entries in a notoriously dark video game franchise. But at the same time...
  • Dumb Muscle: Thinking isn't Reo's strong suit. She's by no means an idiot, but she's often the one who needs things explained to her, and is overall the quickest to summon her demons against a perceived threat.
  • Expy: The story takes place more or less in the Devil Survivor series continuum: the Mortician’s List is the latest incarnation of the Laplace Mail or Nicea, while the Flock is more or less the Shomonkai, complete with a leader with a daughter who helps the team, and deeper connections to the outbreak then they let on. The Demon Summoning Program even says "Peaceful Days are Over: Let's Survive" when it first boots up. That said, the story samples from other Megaten games: chapter 5 has the girls sucked into a Demon's Domain.
    • Design-wise, Phillips is heavily reminiscent of Preacher.
    • Virtue is presented as a statue-like angel, who dons a fanged snarl whenever it attacks in a manner similar to the Weeping Angels.
  • Finger Tenting: Phillips does a Gendo Pose at a couple of points during his first conversation with the girls.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • The Gadfly: Mai: she seems to get a real kick out of teasing Reo.
  • Guile Hero: Mai's pretty sharp, bluffing Phillips into revealing himself as a liar and cementing her suspicions of him. Yuuna takes it to a whole new level.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Reo's temper is ferocious, and most of the time she doesn't even try to control it. This carries over to her fighting style: complete and utter reckless abandon.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: From a Flock soldier, no less; staying behind to hold off Kaiwan while the others escape.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: A minor example, but Mai calls herself 'a joke' of a leader when she realizes how in over their heads the team is. Aided by the fact she had just royally pissed off Reo and the others when they found out she was keeping secrets from them.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Yuuna attempts to use Ogun's Bind Race Skill to hold Kaiwan still during their fight. She remembers too late that Ogun's metal chains conduct electricity, and Kaiwan gleefully vaporizes her demon with Ziodyne.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Sara, after seeing her girlfriend Kaede get hurt trying to protect her from a demon.
  • Indy Ploy: Mai's specialty. She has a knack for Eureka Moments and building strategies off of them on the fly. Deconstructed when she reveals what kind of strain she's under, basically saying just flying by the seat of her pants makes her really nervous and she would much rather have solid strategies going in.
  • In the Hood: The Flock uniform: a white hoodie with a black cross stitched on the back. Again, very similar to the Shomonkai.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Naito has Yuuna on the ropes during their fight, but ultimately he flees when he realizes that Yuuna's friends are finishing off his cronies, which would leave him having to fight all of them at once. He spares enough time for a parting shot; he collapses a shelf, creating a barrier and buying enough time for him to escape.
  • Large Ham: Kaiwan. So very much. The girls encounter a Flock member with a rather flowery style of speaking as well: Nanami outright calls him a ham.
  • Lennon Specs: Phillips sports a reflective pair of round sunglasses. Doubles as Sinister Shades with the reveal of his true nature.
  • Light Is Not Good: The Flock, by the look of things. Considering they seem to be the Law-aligned faction, that would plant them firmly in this territory.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: All five of the main characters.
  • Red Shirt: The Flock soldiers. They don't die like rats, per-say, and there were a number of occasions where they actually save the heroes, but they're still ultimately cannon fodder.
  • Oh, Crap: When Yuuna sees a bunch of Flock members coming at them after they've outed themselves as Demon Tamers.
    Yuuna: Oh my...!
    • A humungous one from everyone present in Chapter 5. Colette is understandably off-put when she and the others are dragged into a Demon's Domain. But the big one, complete with Precision F-Strike, happens when they meet the demon who created the Domain: MATADOR THE FIEND.
    • Nanami usually expresses this by covering her mouth with her hands in shock.
  • The Magnificent: Kaiwan, verbatum.
  • Mysterious Backer: ‘Cypher,’ who gave the girls and the other Demon Tamers the Summoning programs.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Averted, at least at the moment, with Phillips. He wears a scarf, sure, but he's a feeble old man who needs a cane and has trouble even standing up, and usually sits in the background commanding the Flock.
  • Screaming Warrior: Reo punctuates her demon's attacks with her own battle-cries.
  • Shock and Awe: Kaiwan and Sara's Gagyson
  • Sinister Minister: Father Phillips.
  • Skunk Stripe: Naito: a white stripe on the left side of his head.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Danica leaves the girls with the phrase "best of luck to you", the same phrase that Cypher uses to end all of their messages, in order to hint that they're one and the same.
  • Spotting the Thread: The series of events that lead the girls to discover the Flock's true nature happens completely by accident. Mai notices a strange device on the arm of a dead Flock member, and inspects it more or less on a whim, revealing that it's a COMP with the Demon Summoning Program: the same Summoning Program that kicked off the outbreak. Mai realizes that this means the Flock had it first, and thus may have used it to start the outbreak. She uses this knowledge to bluff Phillips into telling a bald-faced lie about it and cement her suspicions.
  • Starter Villain: Kaiwan is the first genuine threat the girls encounter, killing a Flock member right in front of Sara and one more offscreen earlier in the story. He even manages to take down one of their demons for the first time, and they ultimately defeat him through treachery rather than sheer force.
  • Telescoping Staff: The Flock's weapon of choice.
  • The Social Darwinist: Naito, the leader of the Yakuza, holds a variation of the 5th variety. He has the basic idea of life being a struggle for survival and the strongest one, ie. the one who survives the struggle and rises to the top being most deserving of rule. However, he is also of the idea that the deck is stacked against certain groups of people, and no matter how strong they are, they'll never have the chance to make something of themselves since it's so grossly and unnaturally unfair. Hence his plans to spread the Summoning Program to everyone, cause a societal meltdown, give everyone an equal chance to rise from the ashes, and see how things turn out.
  • True Companions: The girls.
  • Stress Vomit: Nanami throws up when she sees Saint Michael's Girls Academy destroyed, and smells people who she very well could know rotting within.
  • Tranquil Fury: Yuuna lapses into this when a Tokebi breaks her nose. Nanami notes that she's only ever seen her girlfriend so quiet, serene and utterly frigid once (when she called her a 'dirty girl' in the first Sono Hana game). Yuuna proceeds to summon Lucifuge, a goddamn Tyrant-class demon, and all hell breaks loose.
    • Reo does this when she finds out Mai had been keeping the Flock's true nature from them all. Especially chilling considering she's no stranger to angry ranting and raving. Mai notes that the look she's giving her is just that: not a Death Glare, just a look, and Mai considers it the scariest expression she had ever seen Reo wear.
  • Tsundere: Reo, Reo, REO.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Yuuna flips her shit when a demon injures Nanami.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Reo and Sara get along quite well, considering. The two rag on each other, but Reo usually doesn't like to talk to other people, and the fact she's making an effort to connect with Sara really says something. And by connect, they're constantly comparing how many demons they can kill.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Naito, in a way: he wears a pinstriped purple suit, but it's open enough near the top to show off a lot of his tattooed chest.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Naito can best be described as thus, fitting his role as a Chaos individual. He wants to make sure everyone 'has a chance to make their dreams come true' without being held back by a corrupt system by unleashing the Demon Summoning Program upon the world and turning everything into a ginormous battle royale.
  • Wham Line:
  • What the Hell, Hero?: While Sara and Nanami are shocked to learn that the Flock are behind the outbreak, Reo is apoplectic that Mai and Yuuna knew and didn't tell them, giving her the silent treatment and Death Glares for the rest of the chapter.