Fanfic / No Hoper
is a Death Note
and The House of Night
crossover by fellow Troper
It can also be found on the author's Live Journal here
UPDATE: According to Ruin Takada's fanfic profile
, this fic will no longer update on FFN or LiveJournal
, but will be hosted as an official (altered), complete edition on Wordpress
. It will be attributed to the author and fellow Troper
now known as Ruin Dun Burnit.
(Once the fic is released on Wordpress, this page will need to be edited to reflect the official edition).
No Hoper provides examples of:
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The Virus turns Light's hair a bright (Kira) red.
- Adult Fear
- All-Ghouls School: The House of Night.
- All Just a Dream
- Alternate Universe
- And I Must Scream
- Animals Hate Him: Light, well horses do-which proves to be a problem during his equestrian class.
- Appeal to Obscurity: The fact that the whole fic was based on a tiny detail in the first book of the HON series.
- Arson, Murder, And Jaywalking: From Light.
Light: "It wasn't 'just' anything! I've barely been here 24 hours, and already I can see what the next four years are going to consist of: Sick minds, mind-numbing conversation, and disgusting, degenerative, disorganised HELL!"
- Considering he's Super OCD, that last one is probably justified.
- Ascended Extra: Considering that the author practically owns this trope, it is no surprise that Kayla was brought in as a proper character again. Also Yamamoto (Light's friend from school who appears in a few pages of the manga and doesn't appear in the anime) is one of the few other characters that makes a showing from Death Note canon. As for from the House of Night canon, Drew Partain - who'd only gotten a couple of mentions as Stevie Rae's maybe boyfriend in the books - and 'Amanda', who only ever had one mention in the first book.
- Badass Bookworm: Light
- The Baroness: Neferet
- Berserk Button: Light has one or two... Also, never complain to Dragon Lankford about your safety gear.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Neferet
- Blackmail: Light blackmails a teacher as part of his schemes.
- Broken Ace: Light of course.
- Broken Bird: Light- putting up an unbreakable mask for the world is his way of coping with tragedy.
- Bullying a Dragon: Lampshaded, when the other students begin to shun Light, he takes to reading Stephen King's Carrie. You can imagine how things are going to go.
- Lampshaded by literature professor Penthesilea
as you'll soon find out, warns us of the danger of underestimation, of messing with the wrong person and not treating everyone with the respect they fully deserve. While this may be tempting for some, it will be an insult to the one you abuse, and may end in your untimely death
- Byronic Hero: Light. Passionate, brooding, vengeful, mad, bad, and dangerous to know.
- Camp Gay: Jack Twist
- Cats Are Mean: Or rather are arrogant, spoiled, and expect to be worshipped like a Goddess Cleo, Light's Familiar.
- Cats Are Snarkers: Cleo
Light: You know what? I'm going to name you.
Cleo: 'Name me'? What do I need a name for? I am the best, how can anyone not know who I am? And you, what do you need a name for? You are so recognisable, you are unforgettable!
Light: And what's that supposed to mean?
- The Chessmaster: As soon as Light arrives in the House of Night he immediately sets to work with figuring out how it all works and aquiring allies so he can properly plan his vengeance.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: Light. His mother was killed right in front of him and then this is reinforced at the testing facility with the staff's casual attitude when most of the test subjects die.
- Continuity Nod: The picture in the Fledgeling Handbook of Queen Cleopatra is said to be on page 52 - guess where it is in the real life version of the book.
- Cool Teacher: Professor Lankford a.k.a. "Dragon" the fencing instructor and Professor Erik Night the Drama professor.
- Cosmic Plaything: Light
- Couch Gag: Every chapter begins with a humorous slight at the original authors of the HON series.
- Crossover: An amazingly obscure one from the mind that brought you Death Note AND House M.D.
- Cultural Posturing: Between the humans and the vampyres and arguing who is morally superior.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Damien is completely unprepared when Light gets serious during their fencing lesson.
- Cursed with Awesome: Light since his transformation he's gained enhanced physical prowess and power over the element of fire (as well as others)
- Dark and Troubled Past: Light. Let's just say he has a very good reason to hate vampyres.
- Darker and Edgier: This brings the HON series into a much harsher light - it's not all about Goddess Worship.
- Dark is Not Evil: the vampyres though there are exceptions.
- Deconstruction Fic: what's bound to happen when you throw Light Yagami in with a cast of Friendly Neighborhood Vampires...
- Depraved Homosexual / Depraved Bisexual: (There is still some debate as to which is the case).
- Discriminate and Switch: Amanda thinks that Light hates now-dead fledgling Diana because she turned her nose up at him during lunch that day. It's actually just because he's a sociopath, probably. In any case, she was a fledgling vampyre. Also when Light goes berserk and nearly kills Damien during their fencing lesson, Damien wonders if he's a homophobe or something but then Light doesn't seem to have a problem with Jack. Light doesn't have a problem with him being gay-he has a problem with him being a vampyre.
- The Ditz: Kayla
Light: I like… science.
Kayla: Oh? Really?
Light: Yes. And some silence.
Kayla: Is that a band?
- Don't Tell Mama: Light's avoiding of conversation with his father at all costs.
- Elemental Powers
- Even Evil Has Standards: Neferet is quite angry when she learns that the humans were experimenting on and killing children in their search for a Vampyre cure.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Light wtih Jack and Damein.
- Evil Overlord List: #29 "I will dress in bright and cheery colors, and so throw my enemies into confusion." While visiting a human town Light dresses all in white presumably so his vampyre pallor will not be so noticeable.
- Familiar: Cleo
- Fantastic Racism: Light is the most guilty of this.
- Fatal Flaw: Light's Pride and desire for justice (thirst for vengeance) gets him into a lot of trouble.
- Fix Fic: According to Word of God, this is the author's attept at showing what The House of Night series would look like in the hands of a 'proper writer'.
- Flashback Nightmare
- Freak Out: Light, when Drew gives him the newcomer Hazing of Extreme Gore.
- Freudian Excuse
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampires: Many of the students and teachers at the House of Night seem like perfectly nice people. Subverted with Neferet who is Faux Affably Evil.
- Fun with Acronyms: The Scientists refer to the development of the anti-vampyre drug Denyxinil as the 'A.D.O.N project' (the Aversion or Destruction Of Night-children).
- Fusion Fic: Light's Back Story is changed to fit into The HON universe and instead of becoming Kira he's becoming a vampyre and Hunter of His Own Kind.
- Genki Girl: While Misa has yet to appear in this universe; Light's got an Unwanted Harem of them instead.
- Gratuitous Japanese: It helps that the author knows the language well enough.
- Hate Fic
- Holier Than Thou
- Hot Scientist: Dr G. Primrose, the leader of the A.D.O.N, as noted (most often) by Light. Also Light himself.
- Humans Are Morons: Cleo seems to think that the majority of the two-legs are only good for opening cans.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Nerferet argues this and how humans oppress them for no reason. In response Light begins listing the dates and details of all known vampyre attacks.
- Hunter of His Own Kind: Light sets out to be this but then the vampyres he meets at the House of Night are just kids. Light's inability to reconcile this with his belief that all vampyres are blood-thirsty monsters leads to several Kick the Dog moments.
- Identical-Looking Asians: Lampshaded and exploited when Kayla approaches "the Japanese guy" at the coffee shop she expects a "cute little tourist reading The Tale of Genji", not Light Yagami.
- I Hate You, Vampyre Dad: Light hates vampyres because he survived an attack as a child (and so was marked). An attack that killed his mother.
- Inner Monologue: Light does this often - justified in that, as the Master Actor he is (and incredibly biased), he will say one thing to someone but be thinking something else completely.
- Inner Monologue Conversation: Cleo and Light. It doesn't help that she is yet to learn proper thought-etiquette.
- Interpretative Character
- Isn't It Ironic
- Just Between You and Me: Neferet tells Light all about her Evil Plan when she thinks he's Kalona.
- Karmic Transformation: Light hates vampyres with a passion. Guess what happens when he becomes a test subject given an experimental new drug meant to cure vampyrism.
- Keet: Jack, Light's roommate.
- Kiss of the Vampyre
- Lets See You Do Better: The author works to prove they can do better.
- Light is Not Good
- Man in White: Light dresses this way when he goes into town so his vampyric pale skin won't be so noticiable.
- Manipulative Bitch: Neferet
- Master Actor: Light. His drama teacher is the only one that catches on to the fact that Light is acting ALL THE TIME.
- Meaningful Name: Light's 'new name' as a fledgling vampyre, Asahi, means 'Morning Sun' in Japanese. The wholly more appropriate Yagami ('Night-God') is discarded.
- Missing Mom
- Mythology Gag: In this fic Light is very skilled at fencing and swordplay. In How To Read 13 Ohba and Obata state that they were originally going to have Light and L be fencing masters and do a fencing duel before they ultimately settled for tennis instead.
- Light's new surname, Asahi, came from the canon as an alias used by both Light and Soichiro during the Kira investigation.
- Neat Freak: Light, and as referenced, Light's mother as well.
- Nice Guy: Jack and Damien
- The Nicknamer: Cleo takes to referring to Light as "the Can-Opener."
- No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: Light is the only test subject to be affected in this way. The rest of them died.
- No Sense Of Humour
- Noodle Incident
- Our Vampyres Are Different
- Pet Homosexual: Jack seems to fall into this, but at a far less of a degree than he did in the original HON series.
- Playing with Fire: Light.
- Professor Guinea Pig: Light was originally one of the scientists working on the cure for vampyrism but seeing how he was one of the few members of the population who could be used in the study he agreed to become a test subject.
- Psychological Horror
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Cleo, who is based on an actual cat (the author's).
- Religion Is Magic
- Right-Hand Cat: Invoked. Cleo wants a schemer to be her bondmate.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Light's goal.
- Satire/Parody/Pastiche: Much of what happens to Light is a sort of parody (if a little less affectionate than most) of what happens to Zoey, but with a more serious edge. A little bit satire, with the issues that crop up in it.
- Science Destroys Magic
- Science Hero: Light
- Screw You, Vampyres!: Light is happy to be the one to tell the Vampyres where to stick it when he gets sick of their Cultural Posturing.
- Ship Tease: Light with Zoey, the twins, Damien, Neferet, and Kayla.
- Shout-Out: Light reads Carrie and The Ring, and Hamlet in drama class. Also in drama class he and Zoey act out a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
- Also to Spider-Man. And Red Dwarf.
- There is a doctor named Dr Summers on the anti-vampyre A.D.O.N team. Also, Dr Primrose, whose name came from a very long Whedon-provided list of former Watchers.
- Small Name, Big Ego: From the author, no less, and usually in Couch Gags.
"Do what you like, just don't tell the Cast duo (Kristen may be fired and have to deal with the shame of having me replace her)."
"Ruin Takada, culling the evils of literature since 2011 - or at least giving them the joie de vivre."
"I am the Champion of Minor Characters Everywhere. It is my new title, in fact. 'Ruin Takada - The Minor Character's Champion'... I like the sound of that."
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Light delivers an epic one to Neferet.
- Sliding Scale of Vampire Friendliness
- Snarky Non Human Side Kick: Cleo.
- The Sociopath: Lampshaded when one of the students dies in front of Light and he shows no emotion over her death. The other students whine and scream at him and call him a sociopath. Light only agrees and tells them that they're probably right.
- The Soulless: during the House of Night ritual the Goddess finds Light to be "empty." Light is very disturbed by this.
- Stages of Monster Grief
- Switching P.O.V.
- Take That!: The whole fic is this to the House of Night series, in fairness.
- Talking Animal: Cleo. Justified in that having a Feline Affinity is pretty common for vampyres in HON-verse (an affinity that would allow for such communication), and subverted in that it's Light's affinity and thus only he seems to understand her wittering. Of course, Word of God proclaims this development as simply for the Rule of Funny.
- Teacher/Student Romance: To Light's discomfort Neferet tries to jump him when she thinks that he's has been possessed by her lover Kalona.
- Techno Babble: According to Word of God, 'No-Hoper' comes from the medical slang for the drug dopamine.
- There Are No Therapists: The kid who lost his mother to vampyres is turned into a vampyre and then thrust into the school full of vampyres. Yet no one seemed to consider he might benefit from some therapy.
- Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: when Neferet assumes Light has been possessed by Kalona, her lover and the Big Bad. Light has no clue what's going on but for the sake of self-preservation plays along with it. When the scary vampyre lady asks you if you're a God, say yes.
- Title Drop
- Transplanted Character Fic: Light in the HON-universe.
- Unwanted Harem: Light seems to attract fangirls wherever he goes: Zoey, Neferet, the Twins, Kayla, Damien...
- Unreliable Narrator: Light is incredibly biased at times, due in part to being prejudiced and highly-strung in general.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes
- We Have Reserves: at the start of the story the scientists seem resigned to the fact taht most if not all of their test subjects are dead, dying, or going to die.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Neferet calls out the human scientists looking for the vampyre cure for experimenting on and killing children.
- What Measure Is A Nonhuman
- Whole Plot Reference: The No Hopers aren’t expected to live long, hence the name, so the doctors give them simple black journals to record their thoughts and feelings during the process... called "Death Notes."
- You Are What You Hate: Light hates vampyres and Light is becoming a vampyre.