A Web Serial Novel
by Magic Conan 14
(aka Courage's admin) that can be read here
. However, in the spirit of Tumblr, the latest chapters appear first. First published in 2013, it's an Urban Fantasy
story which is explained to be "a mirror story to Stealing Stars
/Best of Luck, Tantei-kun
and a parody of D.N.Angel
". A "mirror story" is explained at the top of this page
Ryou, the misfit, and Tetsuya, the star student, meet in detention. The weird thing is that a stranger gave them a choker each. After they figure out the By the Power of Grayskull!
phrase, they fall unconscious - and when they wake up, they've transformed. Ryou becomes Lucifer, Tetsuya becomes Gabriel. The rest of the story is the hijinks of the duo as they explore their new forms, fight crime
and meet others like them.
There's a spinoff, Crimson
, which is written Script Fic
style. It's the Show Within a Show
(show within a Web Serial Novel
, actually) put into words. See the description for it next to Show Within a Show
below. Tropes for Crimson
can be found at the bottom of this page.
are on hiatus, but the creator has expressed some opinion in coming back to them someday.
Note that it's spelt Ro.Te.O, not the way it appears at the top of the page. It can also be referred to as Resurrected Angels
, thanks to Word of God
There's a character sheet
too. Character tropes should go there.
Ro.Te.O contains examples of:
- Art Initiates Life: Azrael creates a energy-sucking black hole from a drawing. Later in the story, he creates a giant spider.
- Alternate Character Reading: Word of God says that most of the names work because of this. For example, Ryou's surname Asasei-朝清- the characters mean 'morning' and 'clean' respectively. However, 'sei' can also be read as the character for 'star'. Lucifer's name means 'morning star'...get it now?
- Bishōnen: See Cast Full of Pretty Boys below.
- Cast Full of Pretty Boys: Well, the story was described as a parody of D.N.Angel, so it makes sense to at least have a few. But every guy in Ro.Te.O so far has a magical form (minus the criminals), so it's gone this way.
- Demons Or Angels: Three of the angels have a place on this page...Lucifer has one, too.
- Debut Queue: Practically every chapter makes for at least one debut...at least until chapter 5.
- Defeat Means Friendship: So very much.
- Dream Sequence: It starts the plot, along with the giving of the Transformation Trinket.
- Female Angel, Male Demon: Subverted unless it's Curiel and any of the demons (bar Kira).
- Five-Man Band: Out of the main group: Ryou (type III), Tetsuya (although he used to be The Smart Guy), Katsuo, Martin and Kaede.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The angels have this lineup - Ryou is Sanguine, Katsuo is Choleric, Tetsuya is Melancholic (although he isn't the angel of justice) and Kaede is Phlegmatic. Out of the combos, Yuuki is the Artisan and Satoshi is the Idealist. Sora is another Sanguine.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: Done traditionally for angels and devils. The colour, not so much.
- Guardian Angel: Discussed:
Martin:Guardian angels are meant to look over you, right? So do that!
Gabriel:You got it wrong. Guardian angels also have to stop you from doing the wrong thing.
- Henshin Hero: Most of the characters are this trope. However, there's no power armour and none wear tights.
- Improvised Weapon: A laptop is used to hit a criminal into submission.
- Masquerade: Because of Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World. On the other hand, there's a school Masquerade Ball.
- Masquerade Ball: Chapter 6.
- Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: It's a mundane place to be, Mawashi. At least, until the angels and devils/demons come and make it exciting.
- Odd Friendship: Because of Opposites Attract.
- Opposites Attract: Ro.Te.O, along with its counterparts, is built around this trope.
- Or Was It a Dream?: Zigzagged in the fact there's no Aesop attached.
- Our Angels Are Different: There are no haloes on these angels. Plus, they have human forms.
- Now there's even a suicidal angel.
- Our Demons Are Different: No horns, no leather, no suits... Like the angels, they have human forms.
- Part Time Hero
- Reincarnation: Mentioned as part of the plot.
- Secret Identity
- Shout-Out: Chapter 2 has Katsuo sitting in an "L-style pose", which is explained at the end of the chapter to be a reference to Death Note.
- Show Within a Show: Crimson, as explained in chapter 6, is about a part time Phantom Thief with an Unwanted Harem. The titular Phantom Thief becomes the basis for Ryou's costume for the Masquerade Ball, and two of the angels get jobs voicing the protagonists.
- They Fight Crime: (as of chapter 2) He's a wannabe internet star. He's a star with the teachers. They fight crime!
- Triple Shifter
- Transformation Trinket: a choker with a diamond-like gem on it.
- Urban Fantasy
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World
- Winged Humanoid: The Henshin Hero-style characters all are this trope.
- Wunza Plot: See They Fight Crime above. But to make it fit the Wunza Plot description (as of chapter 3) - One's an angel with a pistol. One's a devil with a sword. Together, they fight crime!
Crimson contains examples of: