A Sonic the Hedgehog/The Legend of Zeldacrossoverfanfiction by FanFiction.Netuser and troper Komodin, The Blue Blur of Termina is a retelling of the events of the gameThe Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, with some story elements from Sonic Unleashed.Following his latest victory over Dr. Eggman and the resealing of Dark Gaia, Sonic the Hedgehog, in the spirit of the situation, decided to go on a worldwide expedition in search of adventure and new places to explore. Two months into the global trip, however, he ran into a pair of pixie pranksters during an expedition through the vast jungles of the Adabat continent. Using Tael, the younger of the two, as bait to lull Sonic into a false sense of security, the pair ambushed the altruistic hedgehog right as he was fighting off one of Eggman's remaining robots in the area. Later joined by the mischievous imp known by the Skull Kid, the trio of thieves made off with, among other trinkets, Sonic's Mystic Melody flute. After regaining consciousness in the middle of the trio's robbery, he discovered that his treasured flute was missing. Always quick to react, Sonic gave chase, following their trail.The thieves' trail led him into a mysterious cave deep within the jungle he didn't even know existed. Rushing headlong into the enigmatic tunnel, he found himself looking over an expansive chasm as black as night. Just as he was about to turn back, a mysterious force sent him careening into the chasm below. After a fall that seemed endless, he soon found himself in a room in an unknown location. Not long after, he found that the trio of thieves was waiting for him in the mysterious room. Using an arcane spell, the Skull Kid jinxed Sonic and transformed his body into that of a Deku Scrub. Forced to cope with his strange new form, Sonic must also deal with his newly forged alliance with Tatl Beryllia, the feisty older partner of the Skull Kid. After she was carelessly abandoned by the Skull Kid, she reluctantly guided her new partner through a portal to a new world — a world that is in the midst of a looming great danger from the heavens above.What once started as a leisurely search for fun and adventure soon unfolds into a race against time to save the land of Termina: a world that seemed destined to fade...
Some of the tropes used in this story are:
Another Dimension: Termina, to Sonic's Earth, accessible only via a portal deep within the jungles of Adabat.
Tael: In the original game, he only had four, though all important to the plot, appearances in the entire game. Here, he has more appearances and forms a friendship with Sonic early in the story.
The Great Fairy of Magic: In the original game, she was a minor character, only appearing once in context of the overall story. In this story, she not only has a given name (Lady Venus Beryllia), but she also has a more direct connection with the main villain.
Brother-Sister Team: When the Skull Kid isn't around for whatever reason, Tatl and Tael fill this role. Otherwise:
Magic Music: Sonic's Mystic Melody, whose capabilities range from healing the souls of the lamenting dead to outright time manipulation.
Mode Lock: Sonic being stuck in the Deku Scrub form for the first part of the story.
Never My Fault: Tatl deliberately stops Sonic from following the Skull Kid and, as a result, gets left behind and accidentally injured by him. She immediately blames Sonic for her predicament. He, in turn, immediately calls her out on it:
Sonic:If it weren't for you and your friend, you wouldn't even be in this mess!
Our Souls Are Different: Heart Containers, the metaphysical manifestation of a person's soul. The more powerful a person is, the larger (and more crystallized) their Heart Container will appear. Heart Containers of particularly powerful entities can even take on their own separate forms, should they be separated from their "bodies". Beings of godlike caliber harbor Heart Containers of truly limitless power.
The flute Sonic uses throughout the story is the Mystic Melody, a mostly optional power-up from Sonic Adventure 2 used to discover secret items and areas.
Tatl's odd habit of emphasizing her words whenever it's something she thinks is of note is a reference to the use of Rainbow Speak throughout The Legend of Zelda series, specifically when anything of note is brought to attention.
The Great Fairy of Magic's name, Lady Venus, is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, where there was a character named Venus, Queen of the Fairies. In terms of this story, Lady Venus, Great Fairy of Magic serves a similar purpose to that of Venus, Queen of the Fairies.