"Omega, the God of Destruction. Defeated by Zero in 22XX,his name faded from history. Now, centuries later, the legendary crimson destroyer is back, and ready to raise a new kind of hell on a world that has all but forgotten him! BRING IT!"—SynopsisSet after Mega Man ZX Advent, The Omega Chronicles: Rise of the Red Rebellion (referred to as the Chronicles for short) starts off with cash-strapped Hunter Celtis Gisborne-Wingates Arcana (Celtis for short) trying to find so-called Lost Technology in order to gain a get a HUGE paycheck from Legion. (They really like Lost Tech.) While searching for leads and a place to start, she eventually locates Area N from Mega Man ZX. After getting deep inside she comes across a capsule containing a certain God of Destruction who we all thought had bought the chicken farm in Mega Man Zero 3.Then he wakes up.Insanity ensues. Witty banter, awesome and well constructed battle scenes that come with their own music from various games, anime, etc, epic weaponry that can count as crossovers on some level, and breaks from the adrenaline rush when necessary, this has to be one of the most well-written Mega Man fanfics in history.So, grab a seat, open the first chapter, and brace yourselves for a ride that only the author can offer. You will not be disappointed!
The Omega Chronicles: Rise of the Red Rebellion employs the following tropes:
A God Am I: Omega (to a degree) and more than a few of his recent enemies.
Gatling Good: A gattling gun. In addition to having long-barreled cannons capable of hitting as hard as artillery shells.
Ascended Fanboy: Ace Phoenix. A self-proclaimed otaku, he possesses a practical mountain of anime, manga, and video games (which can now qualify as antiques in the ZX-era) but he also leads Legion’s Security Forces. In addition to this, he's the leader of a secret corporation using said corporation's resources to build the various technologies and gimmicks he's read about in his collection, such as an F-Zero racer.
Back from the Dead: Omega (again). He’s the main character. Not to mention Marino, Cinnamon, Vile, Craft, Colonel, and Fighting Fefnir. How, you ask? Omega’s case is still shrouded in mystery, but the others were brought using the same technology used for Boss Rush in just about every Mega Man game to date, only now it belongs to the good guys.
Blue Oni Red Oni: Vent and Aile, with Vent being the red one and Aile being the blue one. Also Ace and Marino, with the latter being more responsible than the former.
Colonel and Fefnir also count. The latter is hot blooded and a Blood Knight, the former is stoic and very distant. Except when he goes into battle, where his Hamminess is up there with Omega and Fefnir.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Omega, since he starts humming his theme song, and starts ranting that if he had been in the fight during the High Speed Battle against Black Thresher, it would have ended two chapters ago.
Breather Episode: After every major battle in the story, there is usually one of these. Or two, depending on just how many chapters made up the battle scene. For example, after five straight chapters of intense battle and GAR overload against Black Thresher, the characters now have to deal with the aftermath.
Of course, as the chapter ends with Omega and Disaster deciding to go off and have some fun...
Character Filibuster: Ace Phoenix frequently drops these throughout. To the author's credit, it's implied that Ace has spent years, possibly DECADES, researching the topics in question. Also frequently lampshaded by the other characters.
Combination Attack: Vent and Ace did, in Vent's words, "double flaming-drop-kicked a hundred-foot-tall giant ghost shark made out of fucking LIGHTNING into the dirt so hard it triggered a volcanic eruption and an earthquake at the same time."
Cool Big Sis: Rika is trying to act as this for Pandora. So far, it seems she's successful to an extent.
Cool Bike: Ibelis's bike, an XGRA Templar; Craft's Dullahan and Omega's ride, the Iron Vulture (a modified Ride Chaser that looks like the Vulture hover bike from Starcraft)
Cool Car: Ace's cobalt blue Lamborghini which can turn into a F-Zero racer. Vent's Vizier also counts.
Cuteness Overload: Ace has a severe nosebleed upon having the mental image of Pandora and Rika doing the Caramelldansen.
Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Lampshaded at one point. Red, Gemini Cyto's 'emulator', admits while musing to herself that she could probably go into tech support and make a decent living due to the fact that her being a Zone Technician means she could easily dominate in that field, but doesn't because she would be overqualified.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Omega, for a certain value of love with Queenbee. Even though he tends to treat her more like a servant than anything, he is still respectful to her (well, as respectuful as someone like Omega can be) and would destroy anyone foolish enough to try and hurt her.
Ham-to-Ham Combat: Every single fight is basically this trope. Hell, this trope is basically 50% of the fic. It's a wonder that the characters haven't died from testosterone poisoning because of the ham they generate in their fights.
Pssh, saying just those guys are hammy is an Understatement and extremely narrow in perspective. As said in World of Ham below, the characters who aren't hammy can be counted on one hand. But Colenel take's the prize in this fic. He's so hammy that he make's every single character in this fic seems like The Stoic in comparision! He's so hammy that his very EXISTENCE seems to generate pork! He's practically a living ham factory!
Shout-Out: Omega has Excalibur. Fate/stay night's Excalibur. AND Gilgamesh's Gate of Babylon. Not to mention Ace decided to build an F-Zero machine for his own Dynamic Entry, plus his constant references to other anime series. Also, the Colonel's Crux Adjudicator is a Shout-Out to Trigun's Cross Punisher. One can only wonder what this implies...
All of whom are proud members of the God of Destruction's ever expanding harem. Omega, you lucky...
Sword Beam: Omega got Excalibur. What did you expect?
The Tease: Vix, a kitsune reploid and friend of Celtis who works as a weapons dealer.
Theme Song Power Up: Any and ALL characters who get to have their Moment of Epic come with a song of some sort to accompany them.
There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Again, Omega. He IS the God of Destruction, after all. Heck, “Overkill” is probably his middle name. Celtis when she disintegrates a boss(in one shot, too.) seeking vengeance for his brother, who was actually killed by Omega. Hmm… maybe he was better off, after all.
Not to mention Vile
Also don't forget the Colonel. Zengar Zombolt, is that you?
The Worf Effect: Great Redips' debut also featured a complete devastation of many Legion sectors, the instant death of the real Gemini Cyto, crippling the entire band with one move, and very nearly destroyed Omega with minimal effort. Damn. Justified by the fact that Great Redips an Eldritch Abomination. They were lucky they even lived at all, really.
World of Ham. GOOD LORD, YES! This fic has so much ham in it that this troper wouldn't be suprised if it was the only thing any character ever eat's. It only takes a few seconds for any character to reach ARMSTROMG WORTHY HAM, AND THEN SURPASSES IT BY A GOOGLEPLEX! Seriously, the characters who don't ham things up can be counted on one hand.