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Fanfic: Tails Of The Old Republic
Miles "Tails" Prower. With a lightsaber. Image by Chris000[1]

Tails of the Old Republic is a crossover/ Fusion Fic based on Sonic the Hedgehog and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. First published in January of 2010 on deviantART by Pyre Vulpimorph, the story attempts to weave Miles "Tails" Prower from the Sonic 'verse into the narrative of Knights of the Old Republic, starring the Mobian fox boy as the Player Character.

Pyre Vulpimorph's deviantART page can be found here: http://pyre-vulpimorph.deviantart.com/

Chapter 001 can be found here: http://pyre-vulpimorph.deviantart.com/art/Tails-of-the-Old-Republic-001-149897072


Tails of the Old Republic contains examples of:

  • Ace Pilot: Tails had never ridden a Swoop Bike before, and although he struggled with with one at first, he could soon compete with the swoop racing champions of the Lower City of Taris.
  • Action Girl: Both Mission Vao and Bastila Shan qualify.
  • Badass Bookworm: Tails the fox most definitely qualifies as this.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Tails' namesakes are quite versatile in this story and form the center of his combat abilities.
  • Big Eater: Taken to Running Gag levels as he regularly stuffs himself whenever he can shovel food into his mouth. Carth Onasi lampshades this when he asks, "Were you chronically starved on your planet?!?"
  • Break the Cutie: Tails begins to suffer this as he experiences the death and destruction around him.
  • Can't Catch Up: How Tails compares himself to his friends and allies back on Mobius, much to his frustration. It's what lead him to install the cybernetic augmentations in his body
  • Cartoony Tail: Two of them, of course. In this story, now that he's a teenager, they've grown to twice the length of his own body. (the page image doesn't quite capture that...)
  • Chick Magnet: Chapter 005 describes in great detail what adolescence has done to Tails' body. While still short and wiry by Human standards, Tails is now much taller and more muscular than before. Think 'highly athletic teenager' and you're on the right track. Tails gets hit on by multiple characters, much to his confusion and embarrassment.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Tails' perennial MO. It very nearly gets him killed, and Carth Onasi calls him out on it during a Timed Mission.
  • Cyborg: Tails is one, by his own choice. He has reinforced bones, organ function monitors/regulators, nanomachines, and a secondary neural network.
  • Damsel in Distress: How Tails initially views Bastila. She gets out on her own.
  • Darker and Edgier: Tails' backstory is much more brutal and violent than in the SEGA games.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both Tails and Carth Onasi have their moments.
  • Flashback Nightmare: In the very first chapter, a young and weak Miles Prower battles the Egg Walker, taking traumatic injury. It solidifies his status as a Determinator and forms his Establishing Character Moment for the whole series.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Tails would rather avoid killing you if he can help it. However, he might just break every bone in your body to stop you.
  • Hammerspace: Used and discussed by Tails, much to Carth's bewilderment. Tails basically carries a portable pocket dimension in his tails, and he even calls it Hyperspace Inventory! Carth Onasi eventually dubs it "tailspace".
  • Heli Critter: Of course. In here, Tails has two flight modes: his general-purpose 'helicopter mode' that has great versatility and a top speed of about 200 MPH, and a much faster and energy-intensive 'turbofan mode' (similar to a jet engine) that can propel him up to 600 MPH or higher.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: How Tails rationalizes killing to survive or to save his friends.
  • Made of Iron: Tails take heaps of abuse and keeps on trucking.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Tails' reaction to killing the Sith troopers aboard the Endar Spire.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Several, but a particularly trippy one in Chapter 038 symbolizes his insecurities and his separation from his childhood friends.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Averted for Tails in this series; he takes damage like anyone else. He starts pining for Power Rings as his injuries start piling up, though.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Tails has been aged to 14 years old here, up from his canonical age of 8.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Tails is much stronger and tougher here than is implied in the games or other media he regularly features in.
  • Scars Are Forever: Tails' body is a circuit board of old bullet wounds and lacerations, and he knows them all by "date, opponent, and serial number". To him, his scars are much like the medals pinned to a soldier's uniform. Unlike Sonic, who can perform suicidally stupid stunts and escape mostly unscathed, Tails has to work for his heroism.
  • Schedule Slip: While there was never any regular schedule (it started out weekly and rapidly degraded from there), the author went from February 2011 to April 2013 without an update because of real-life woes.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Part of Tails' philosophy on life. He's unable to keep it.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: The rakghoul swarm of Chapter 029. Tails gets absolutely shredded.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: After meeting Sarna, a junior officer with the Sith, Tails ponders the nature of this trope if he had to face her in battle. He even notes how, in her Sith armor, Sarna would be just another faceless mook and completely dehumanized.
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