Fan Fic: Naruto: Game of the Year Edition

A Naruto fanfiction written by Majin Hentai X. Takes the concept of a Peggy Sue and adds an interesting twist: what if the character sent back (in this case, Naruto) suddenly finds themselves at a "Game Over" screen, and soon realizes their entire life has become a video game?

...Well, in Naruto's case, an opportunity to do things over again through leveling up, defeating "boss characters", and collecting secret inventory items.

...And dying. Lots and LOTS of dying. Thank the Game Makers for Save Points.

The game begins here.

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  • Ambiguous Gender / Dude Looks Like a Lady: On some servers, Haku.
  • Anchored Ship: Naruto decides, after a talk with Iruka, not to pursue either Sakura or Hinata romantically, considering all the ill-will towards him and the many way's he's been brutally killed, until he's strong enough to deal with the situations that he runs into on a regular basis. It doesn't stick, though, after Hinata kisses him in a post-sleep delirium. Now the two seem to be going fairly steady.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Of all the end-of-game penalties to Naruto's score (i.e. breaking his nindo, losing a precious person, etc.), one penalty is "Ignored Hinata". Naruto being Naruto, he STILL doesn't get it
    • Also "Died a virgin: -1000 points". That's biggest penalty he gets for any single infraction!
      • Of course considering that Susano is the main programmer it makes a lot of sense.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Plant!Zabuza’s protruding plant parts.
  • Bad Future: When Naruto summons a female older version of himself, she tells that her world has almost reached its approaching bad end. It doesn’t help that Naruto’s interference causes fatal injuries to her already weakened body.
  • Brain Bleach: Naruto attempts to do this via Head Banger. He fails.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Bijū can apparently devour chakras of demons or other bijū.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: ...Hoo, boy. Naruto's reaction when he hits the Game Over screen the first time is not to be printed on a family-friendly wiki.
    • Or when he actually finds out Hinata likes him....
  • Compelling Voice: One of the sound village ninjas uses this on Naruto.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Naruto, as in canon. However, he slowly starts to shift away from "moron" and towards "badass" due to collecting several Intelligence stat powerups.
  • Deus ex Machina: Since Naruto’s inside a game, the author feels free to hand-wave some plot advancements onward through convenient glitches that power-up the needed NPCs.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Naruto acquires an OPed demonic sword, but it gets stored away in a bus luggage compartment shortly after.
  • Evil Weapon: The Cursed Katana is very much this. Powered by Kyuubi's malicious chakra? Check. Hostile towards anyone else that tries to touch it? Check. Lights anything non-Naruto it touches on fire? Ohoho, check.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: Of all things, Haku's gender.
  • Gender Flip: Haku’s gender first gets changed from an ambiguous male into a Schrodinger’s gender (he keeps switching between male and femlae with each reset of the universe), then gets locked in the female mode.
  • Genre Savvy: Naruto’s team is careful to dispose of bodies inside which great powers are stored, so that no one will be able to either revive the bodies or steal those powers.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: Zabuza.
  • Hermaphrodite: Naruto seems to have troubles even reading about one’s existence, which seems at least strange, given some of the techniques he’s fond of using.
  • Hit You So Hard Your X Will Feel It: A subtle example of this happens during the Chuunin Exams. Sasuke, high off his rocks on morphine, is kicked in the balls by Tenten in retaliation for uncharacteristic perviness. He doesn't react one iota, but Uchiha Madara, patriarch of the Uchiha clan, falls to the ground writhing in pain half a world away.
  • I Can't Hear You: Naruto after the Kyubbi mentions it might be masturbating.
    ""NOPE! NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE!" Naruto lung himself into the air. "I CANNOT NOPE HARD ENOUGH! NOPENOPENOPE!" he ran in circles in the kitchen, flailing wildly. "ALL ABOARD THE NOPE TRAIN TO FUCKTHAT VILLE!""
  • Jerkass Gods: The Game Makers however, they show a tiny bit of kindness; when Hinata's Yamato Nadeshiko subroutine is accidentally activated, they leave it on in order to give her a better chance of surviving the Invasion of Konoha.
    • Chapter 20 shows just how jerkass-ish these gods can be. After Jiraiya loses his temper at two of them they sabotage what they themselves are working towards by cutting him off from all outside help, other Sysadmins' help included, purely out of spite. They didn't make things impossible, just so much harder. To the point where one of the other gods actually apologizes to him.
      • To make things worse. The god that apologizes? Susano. Yes that Susano. When you are so much of a Jerkass that Susano apologizes you know this trope is in effect.
  • Idiot Ball: Naruto has some, occasionally, when the author isn’t sure how to push the plot in the needed direction (e.g not remembering many important details from his first life; letting Zabusa’s body be taken away; dying from slipping a foot, falling into river and drowning, etc);
  • I Know Your True Name: The Fourth Hokage is said to have known the name of lightning, which implies that natural phenomena have true names in this world.
  • Karma Meter: One is in place, and as of yet, Naruto is on the Good side. There seem to be no extra powers for being of a particular karma as of yet, but there are certain jutsu and weapons that he must have certain karma to use (the only one seen so far is Zabuza's sword).
  • Made of Plasticine: On different occasioncs, Naruto manages to both render himself unconscious and get himself killed merely by slipping a foot.
  • Marionette Master: Naruto even gets a long-term quest to find who this person is.
  • Mind-Control Music: Haku has such a technique.
  • Monster Arena: The Hellspawn Pit, fashioned in a similar matter to the Bloody Palace from the Devil May Cry games; a bonus area that Naruto finds in the Forest of Death filled with one hundred floors, with a Boss Battle against a tailed beast every ten floors. Of course, Naruto is a bit confused when he looks around and only counts nine doors...then Kyuubi tells him to look down... The place is so terrifying that Kyuubi himself begs Naruto never to go back to it.
  • My Greatest Failure: Naruto has several of these, most recently failing to get Kin to talk willingly, which leads to Ibiki implementing his own methods.....
  • Nerf: Naruto, during training for the Chunin Exams, stumbles on a brilliant idea: why not send a crowd of Shadow Clones in all directions to find the stat powerups? Unfortunately, after using this a couple times, he is kindly informed by an ANBU operative that using that technique could be interpreted as being used to spy on other candidates, and if he uses it again in that fashion, he'll be disqualified. Fortunately for Naruto, this seems to be an issue only during the Chunin Exams.
  • Orwellian Editor: In-Universe. The Sysadmins frequently have to wipe Naruto's memory after a major glitch.
  • Out of Character: In-Universe. The glitches sometimes makes people act very strange and completely out of character.
  • People Puppets: Ingrown tentacles variety.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Zabuza’s last words of warning are frustratingly vague.
  • Power Perversion Potential: The Hyuga's perversion tic is commented on by the Kyuubi in an argument with Naruto, pointing out that not only does Neji activate it randomly around Tenten, but that the girl with X-ray vision is the only girl not fangirling after Sasuke, but him. Naruto is oddly happy at that statement.
  • RPG Mechanics Verse: Skill points, skill checks, perk unlocks, achievements, etc.
  • Status Quo Is God: As it often happens in Peggy Sue rewrites, the main plotline advances almost the same way as in canon, with Naruto’s actions seemingly having no real long-lasting effects at all, except passing through the plot arcs with a better style and saving more people on the way (e.g. Gaara and his siblings still run away during the Chūnin exam finals, even though Gaara wasn’t seriously injured this time around).
  • Sudden Game Interface: The option to Peggy Sue only appears after his first death, in the form of floating text boxes.
  • Sweat Drop: The author is apparently unaware that they’re writing a story and not a script for an anime adaptation.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Naruto manages to “covertly” deliver a whole paragraph of text of warning to a character without anyone thinking their unnatural interaction strange.
  • Time Stands Still: Naruto has the option of pausing the video game at any time by saying the word "pause". Unfortunately, as he discovers during his battle with Itachi, he can't actually attack anyone while in this mode. ...until he is given the option of Skill Tiers, that is.