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Starlit Heroics is
Xerizero Re 9010
's personal masterpiece, and it includes the adventures of multiple characters and their development along with discovering more of the world around them.
There are many bumps along the way across various. There's one main story so far - the
Black Blood Crusades
(which revolves around the desperate struggle had by the soldier Lirus and his companions against the
that is brought upon by the eponymous Nachzehrer monsters.) arc and
Tale of a Sun and Moon
(which revolves around a man who's tangled himself in the thick and dangerous underworld of Divixus due to getting something he wasn't supposed to.)
The creator himself has crafted
all 70+ characters
their personalities, along with working them all to be identifiable from each other, the story over a three (and ongoing) year span of cleaning up plots and scenarios, the world where they live in, every little detail, continuous studying of works like it, the terminologies, every single monster, and even a wiki.
There is also a load of references to his long list of inspirations, which can come from either
, with the bad stuff being worked into better ideas. There is a fanfiction called
Legend Of The Rising Star
made by the creator which centers around Vocaloid and various other franchises that has actually
to contribute ideas to the canon of this series, I.E the Apocalytes being a part of the history and various other little things.
Absolute Cleavage: Quite a few. Generic monsters such as the Murilega cat women and so on. Action Girl: (Almost) the entire cast of female characters. All There in the Manual: There's a wiki written by the creator that can be found here. It contains everything that is canon and even things that haven't even appeared into the series yet. Anyone Can Die: A given, seeing as no punches are pulled. Anthropomorphic Personification: The gods are usually the personification of a certain thing, whether it's an element or otherwise, usually having a critical impact on it. There are also several other things that can fit into this catergory. Ascend To A Higher Planeof Existence: Naturally, when people die they have a chance of becoming an angel or an Apocalyte demon based on a number of things that decide where they go. Awful Truth: Ax-Crazy: Quite a number of characters, ranging from the intensely depraved Crucio, Green-Eyed Monster Cute and Psycho Carminella, etc. Aerith and Bob: Given the sheer amount of characters and the kind of place the story takes place in. Badass: The list is huge. Badass in a Nice Suit: Some of the more 'refined' folk. Badass Normal: Since everyone knows magic, normal counts towards the mortal people who aren't chosen for some sort of destiny like a few of the heroes. Took a Level in Badass: It wasn't enough that the heroes and villains were as strong as they are— they get even more so as the story passes. World of Badass Become Your Weapon: Weapon Synthesis allows the user to combine with their most valued weapon or weapons. The same thing applies to sentient / empathic weapons. Berserk Button: Several characters have their own personal button, but whatever you do... as a general rule, do not threaten anyone's family members or their best bros, no matter who you are. It will probably be the last thing you'll ever do. BFG: Many. BFS: A trademark of the series, and another of the creator's favorite things. There's probably a BFS for almost every character. Big Damn Heroes: Pulled off quite a bit. Big Boo's Haunt: Cemeteries are always crawling with zombies or ghosts during the night. For a prominent example, there's the Graveyard Palace, which is absolutely colossal in that it's a wasteland populated with nothing but gravestones, and there's also the Vermiculus Mansion. Boobs of Steel: Most of the female characters. Bottomless Magazines: Justified because many of the ammo-consuming weapons are usually substituted with solidified magic, even bows and arrows, but overall, people use actual ammunition. Blood Knight: Saphi rade, Umbra, to name a few. Cast of Snowflakes: Arguably every character can be differentiated from each other, due to their different inspiration, personality, appearance, weapon of choice, and even their names. Church Militant: Lai tona, Verona and Salu tenia. The entire United Lunardream Church is this, ala Trinity Blood. Casting a Shadow: Dark-elemental users. Nocta takes this up a step further, though. Colour Coded Elements: Many conventions are color coded, even if it is just because the creator likes doing so. Null is gray. or turquoise. Light is yellow or white. Dark is red and black. Luna is lavender or light blue. Earth is green. Flame is orange with some red thrown in there. Frost is blue or white. Cloud is purple or yellow depending on which part it is (Wind or electricity) Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Characters who use Abyss Knight-grade Valiant Crystals instantly regenerate from any mortal wounds. That is, unless you break the stone that they have somewhere on their bodies. Crystal Dragon Jesus: The Ten Origin Beasts are said to create the universe (Heaven and Hell included) and all eight elements and have said to have "faded away" a long time ago. Curb-Stomp Battle: Happens quite a lot. The good guys, the villains and even the neutral guys usually have their time to shine. Dark Is Not Evil: A prominent theme, although the majority of the Nachzehrer Empire is the opposite. The kingdom of Shadowrian (and its guardian) are played straight, however. Dark Is Evil: Just like the above, there are also things that not only look evil but are evil, just to throw the readers off. The Dark Side: Various villain organizations fit this to a tee. Elemental Powers: The whole story is governed by eight elements, with special subcategories/techniques— Null - Non-Elemental and Pure Energy. Also mixed in with some Sound properties. Subcatergories consist of having the possibility to being able to control the other elements (Pathway) and is responsible for letting people mix with the weapon they have the most sentimental value to. (Weapon Synthesis) Li ght - Holy Hand Grenade, The Power of the Sun and Hard Light respectiveably. Subcatergories consist of being able to purge evil spirits / corruption ( Purification) and resistance to possession or any other sort of control over your body. (Clarity) Da rk - The Power Of Darkness, Casting a Shadow and Necromancy, specifically. Subcategories consist of being able to see enemy weak points (Spiral) and being able to see the enviroment around you when vision can't do the job. (Presence) Lu na - Lunacy and Hard Light (except purple), and is described as the combination of Light and Dark, so you never see someone with Luna/Light. Subcategories consist of control over time, barriers and healing, along with being able to remove your body parts and control them ( Limb Liberation) and control other people through puppetry (Dead Man's Dance) Earth - Dishing Out Dirt and Green Thumb at the same time. Its only subcategory consists of easily the most broken skill out of all the elements, which is using raw Earth power to break through enemy defenses. (Breaker) Fla me - Playing with Fire. Its subcategories consist of being able to touch or even dive into (in the case of lava) superheated sources without any negative effects (Infinite Degree) and being able to make your fire stronger, as shown by its ascendance into hotter shades of colors. (Pyrokinetics) Fro st - An Ice Person and Making a Splash respectiveably, due to it mixing together Ice and Water. Subcategories consist of being able to breathe underwater (Aquatics) and being able to turn water into ice and vice-versa. (Hydro-Puppetry) Clo ud - Blow You Away and Shock and Awe, thanks to it being a mixture of Wind and Lightning. Subcategories consist of being able to fly (Aviary) and being able to use your power to help recharge energy sources. (Generator) Evil Counterpart: The legend of the Lunardream/Deathmoon families is pretty much all about this. Evil Feels Good: A lot of the villains enjoy being as they are, and pretty much get kicks out of pissing off the heroes. There are many exceptions, who usually outweigh the latter. Face-Heel Turn: Usually done once per story, on either side. Meleeatrois: Black Blood Crusades - The Crimson Crusaders vs Rogue survivors vs the Nachzehrer empire X Meets Y: For the Nachzehrer arc - Zombie Apocalypse mixed in with War Tropes and . Puella Magi Madoka Magica World of Action Girls