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’, the 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:

  • The Ace: Yuuna: she's smart, beautiful, and a talented enough Tamer to have survived a full night outside the park amongst an endless horde of demons without any backup. Granted, she's a wreck when the girls find her, but a quick jolt of healing magic gets her right back up. She's a few steps up from the girls when they first meet up with her, having multiple demons under her control before they do, and she continues to be one of the strongest members of their group even after they rack up some combat experience.
  • 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. She lapses into this again after learning that Mai had been caught by the Flock and is likely dead. Very much NOT Played for Laughs the second time around.
  • Ax-Crazy: Brother Chick; an absolute psychopath who goes out of his way to torment the girls and rub in their helplessness and despair as he fights them. He mood-swings between a shallow facade of upbeat cheerfulness and cold, murderous rage, and is not above trying to choke the life out of his own comrades should they annoy him.
  • 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 until chapter 6.
  • 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. She even gets a demon named Berserker in Chapter 6.
  • 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.
  • The Brute: The Flock Lieutenant Chick Jackson is described as a seven-foot tower of muscle, and he is hands down one of their most unstable members. In a bit of irony, his Archangel is Raphael, who is small, thin and unspeakably fast...until the girls land a few hits on him and it's revealed that he's a full-fledged Lightning Bruiser.
  • 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.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Reo gets one from a Macabre: she ducks in time to evade its scythe, but she still loses a chunk of her hair.
  • 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.
  • Dark Messiah: The Flock's true plans, through the world's greatest Monster Protection Racket. Naito too, who wants To Create A Playground For Chaos and foster a worldwide class/race war 'For Great Justice'.
  • 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...
  • Darkest Hour: Chapter 6.
  • Deconstruction: Naito deconstructs the Hope Bringer and Bully Hunter: whatever good intentions he has are buried beneath his violent nature and dogmatic obsession with what he believes 'hope' and 'justice' are; namely that the oppressed should have the chance to bring violent retribution down on the oppressive class. His words reveal an inordinate level of Black and White Insanity in this regard; he's quick to roundly declare the lives of minorities as absolutely hopeless and filled with despair at the hands of the evil majority, and is convinced that given the chance, every one of them would jump at his offer to butcher and slaughter the ones in charge. It's telling that the main characters, all five of them lesbians, are less than welcoming of (read: appalled by) his plans, as they are in fact NOT angry, vengeful individuals chomping at the bit to slaughter straight people, and don't want society at large to collapse into violent anarchy, and Naito doesn't want to hear a word they have to say.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Nanami comes close after learning the Flock, who she had pretty much been idolizing, are the ones behind the outbreak, but Yuuna pulls her out of it. Reo on the other hand plows over it and ends up in an Angst Coma after learning that Mai, who she loves, was taken and probably killed by the Flock.
  • Dueling Messiahs: Two Dark Messiahs, at that: on one hand we have Shusui Naito, who wants to overthrow society itself and create a world where the oppressed can take revenge on their oppressors and fancies himself as fighting For Great Justice and giving the people 'hope'. The other is Father Archibald Phillips, who caused the outbreak to begin with so that he can be hailed as a hero and hold demons over humanity as boogeymen to scare them into doing what he wants.
  • 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.
    • Naito is very much like Yamato from Devil Survivor 2, espousing dreams of a meritocracy.
  • Finger Tenting: Phillips does a Gendo Pose at a couple of points during his first conversation with the girls.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Brother Chick of the Flock when he's in 'cheerfully condescending' mode. Considering how smoothly he can switch between this and out-and-out malice and back again in the span of a single sentence, it's pretty unnerving.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • The Gadfly: Mai: she seems to get a real kick out of teasing Reo. Sara likes to pick on her, too.
  • Godwin's Law: Ultimately averted; though Mai considers comparing Phillips and the Flock to Nazis after learning of their aims, she's ultimately too horrified to do so, and settles for stammering that there's something wrong with them.
  • 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.
  • Irony: Naito, the Chaos representative for the story, uses Baphomet as one of his two demons. While Baphomet is certainly associated with Satanic imagery, he is of the Vile Race, which on the SMT alignment axis is designated as Lawful.
  • 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. Phillips is right up there as well: his voice is so thundering and powerful that even his normal speaking tone comes across as loud and bombastic.
  • 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, despite first appearances. They are the ones who started the outbreak to begin with.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: All five of the main characters, to varying degrees. The one who comes closest to averting this is Mai, and even then she just has a few boyish tendencies.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Or in this case, Mad Fundie's Plain-Looking Granddaughter. Colette looks to be shaping up to be this: while she initially served the Flock without question, she called her grandfather out in chapter 5 after her tangle with Matador, due to his stubborn insistence on keeping up the act, while the truth is that the Flock's lost control of the situation and people are dying left and right. Phillips shouts her down, though, and she convinces herself that he knows what he's doing.
  • 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.
  • The Mole: Cypher, aka Danica Louis, turns out to be a member of The Flock.
  • Mysterious Backer: ‘Cypher,’ who gave the girls and the other Demon Tamers the Summoning programs.
  • Noble Bigot: A very dark example with Naito. It's honestly hard to tell which is more frightening: his perception of all minorities everywhere as helpless, pathetic Woobies with deep-seated hatred of the privileged that will explode into violence if given the means, or the fact he admires such a thing.
  • 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.
  • 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. Chapter 6 reveals he has a few inhuman abilities, however, such as telekinesis and teleportation, so this may not last.
  • Screaming Warrior: Reo punctuates her demon's attacks with her own battle-cries.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Naito, when the Flock blow up a door out of nowhere.
  • Shout-Out: Even though she stumbles on the name, Sara compares a Demon's Domain to Labyrinths from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
  • Sex for Solace: Nanami instigates this with Yuuna at the height of her breakdown after learning the Flock's true nature. At the very least, they're an established couple and it's hardly their first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Telescoping Staff: The Flock's weapon of choice is a collapsible police baton.
  • The Social Darwinist: Naito, the leader of the Yakuza, is a variation of the meritocratic 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.
  • 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.
    • Reo lapses into it again after finding out Mai had been taken by the Flock because Kaede left her behind (by Mai's own insistance). Then she has a total meltdown.
    • Brother Chick uses this to horrifying effect, cheerfully condescending one moment, then deathly calm and murderous the next, then right back to cheerful, often within the span of a single sentence. It only serves to highlight how crazy he is. Best highlighted after Brother Ethan calls him out on his reckless actions: Chick bends his finger back, then chokeslams him onto a table, slowly squeezing the life out of his own comrade while scolding him the way one would a dog who had an accident on the floor.
  • Tsundere: Reo, Reo, REO.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Yuuna flips her shit when a demon injures Nanami. Her demon Ogun starts slaughtering demons left and right, while Yuuna herself is so furious she hauls off and punches one of the Waira they're fighting in the face herself.
  • Vicariously Ambitious: Naito, who intends to distribute the Summoning Program to everyone, so that they can bring their own ambitions to life through use of it. As it stands, he doesn't seem to be getting anything out of it: it's more philosophically driven than through any desire of his own to be The Man Behind the Man or be owed favors. He's less than pleased when he meets people (ie. the protagonists) who don't want anything to do with his scheme.
  • 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.
  • War Is Glorious: Arguably the cornerstone of Naito's beliefs. "Talk problems out and try to come to a compromise? Peaceful answers to social issues? Pshaw! Give everyone superweapons, have them slaughter each other, and whoever doesn't die is in the right!"
  • 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. The Flock appear to be this as well: hoping to use the demons to scare people into compliance in the name of peace.
  • Western Terrorists: There's no other way to describe The Flock after the reveal that they started the whole outbreak to begin with.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 6 reveals the existence of the Demon Summoning Server, establishes the Flock as the girls' enemies, introduces the Archangels, sheds light on Phillips' true plans and shows he has a few strange powers, adds Kaede as a member of the group, and ends with Mai captured by the Flock.
  • 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.
  • The Worf Effect: Zig-Zagged with Matador. While he was pivotal in the girls' escape from Brother Chick and is far and away Mai's strongest Demon, he's clearly gotten a Redemption Demotion; Naito blasts him out of the air with contemptuous ease, and Raphael manages to slay him with just as little effort.


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