One day, a random Mugenite was bored and lacked ideas for creative videos. Then a friend of his linked him to a friend who's doing a M.U.G.E.N series. Inspiration struck and he made one himself. HvH MUGEN was born.HvH (It's suppose to mean something, but that is up to the viewer to know) is a MUGEN series created by solkenneth003 (aka sol003) that originally started out with the name New Age MUGEN, and acts as a crossover between Melty Blood and Touhou with his Original Characters as the focus, it has since then expanded to have six chapters (with an additional Perspective Flip chapter), which also caused New Age MUGEN to eventually enter Canon Discontinuity. It's currently on it's 5th Chapter Run, with the plot being written by malice600.The series focuses on different themes with each chapter and always contains different protagonists, allowing for different focus each time.The current list of chapters:
Eve's Duet MUGEN (EDM) - "The 1st Chapter of HvH. This is where it all began." (Dec 16, 2010 - April 22, 2011)
Azure Fang MUGEN (AFM) - "The 2nd Chapter of HvH. Continues the conflict between Rebellion's Heart and The Faction." (May 1, 2011 - December 4, 2011)
Void Quest MUGEN (VQM) - "The 3rd Chapter of HvH. Cases of disappearances has occurred in both the Outside World and in Gensokyo." (January 1, 2012 - August 19, 2012)
Phantasm Hope MUGEN (PHM) - "The 4th Chapter of HvH. Certain people become mysteriously connected with an unreal world." (September 3, 2012 - December 24, 2012)
Destiny's Choice MUGEN (DCM) - "The 5th Chapter of HvH A three-sided war begins for the great Land of the Rising Sun. Caught in the middle, are the foreigners from another world." Currently ongoing.
New Age MUGEN (NAM) - Currently in Canon Discontinuity. Word of God states it will be remade to better fit the first five chapters. (The original can be found here. Alongside this one.)
New Age MUGEN Ambition (NAMA) - Same with NAM. (The original can be found here.)
Alternate Universe: Satuzinki is apparently from one of these, being an alternate Sakuya who accepted Remilia's offer to become a vampire and is traveling through dimensions to avenge her mistress and has gone quite Ax-Crazy through the centuries.
Revealed in DCM, there's two main 'verses. TERA-A, where the main story takes place, and GAIA-A, where some of the more recent characters are from. Both TERA and GAIA are sol003 and malice600's 'verse respectively, with the originals being TERA-0 and GAIA-0
Yggdrasil (A world, not the Norse Mythology version), which is in another universe called GAIA-A, is said to be the world where the real Maki Kuronami came from.
"I am an entity of chaos... I cannot be destroyed. As long as a single human in this universe desires evil... I will live! You cannot destroy me!"
Authority Equals Asskicking: The Queen employs this trope as she proceeds to curbstomp everything in the vicinity of the Village of Isda. Unfortunately she is currently out of action due to overdoing things just a bit.
Badass Normal: Kung Fu Man is undeniably the ultimate badass normal. In a world filled with guys who has supernatural abilities and the like, he's the only one who fights with sheer fighting abilities alone. He's also the world's greatest martial artist.
Giano: Alright then... If you want to play with gramps, gramps will play.
Bad Moon Rising: The Crimson Moon in NAM. It heavily amplifies any vampire's ability. (not counting TATARI)
Berserk Button: Max and his hat are very close. Don't mess with it. Or die trying.
Agito doesn't like being called a shabazo. He becomes rather dangerous if you do call him that.
The fastest way to bring down the wrath of Melira is to hurt or try to kill Yukari. Considering she's one of the few true goddesses of the HvH MUGEN universe, pissing her off like this is very much a Bad Move.
Subverted with PHM EP 15 when Herashi attempted to help Elena but instead got chewed on for getting in her way.
Bigger Bad: Nyarlathotep fulfills this role as she's the one responsible for majority of the events and even the destruction of her own world.
Though, it can be argued that since she worked with ∞, it can be said that he's the true Bigger Bad
Big Good: Yakumo Yukari is one. She only cares about making sure peace and order comes to Gensokyo. Her methods tend to not be good though. The only reason she's treated as a Big Good is because she's the one leading the good guys.
Bilingual Bonus: Several. From Viper's Latin, to Ruby Heart's French and to the Village of Isda's Tagalog.
Max: Yeah. Not quite as bad as I thought it'll be. Tone down the swearin' though.
Maki: Ah, shut up. I'll swear how much I want.
Continuity Nod: Shiki graduates at the end of AFM considering it's been two years since Tsukihime occurred. Each game of Touhou also happens, albeit much faster. (The only exception would be Phantasmagoria of Flower View, which happened between AFM and VQM.)
Dare to Be Badass: EDM EP 1 has Chris ask Shiki to lend a hand in a tournament. He accepts.
Dark Is Not Evil: During Maki's childhood she was given a portion of the Kamishura's power, which allowed her to see spirits and use a magic that allows her to Teleport Spam. Despite that, she's still a mostly good person at heart.
Demoted to Extra: Arcueid of all people got struck by this. She's barely featured in EDM and in AFM, she's not even considered a major character! Thankfully, by the time VQM rolls around, she becomes a major character again.
Dr. Wily got Demoted to Extra in AFM. By that point, he's no longer in any fight.
To an extent this was what happened in PHM when Remilia alongside Yumeka, defeated Walpurgisnacht.
Divine Ranks: It's been cropping up lately with the emergence of the more powerful characters. They're categorized by the Greek Alphabet, with the weakest being Alpha-class and the strongest being Omega-class. Then above all of them are the Origin Concepts
In AFM EP 16, Ikumi starts to show her leadership skills and her hidden feelings for Chris. The episode ended with her finally becoming the leader of Rebellion's Heart.
In VQM EP 9, Viper makes his appearance by wiping out an entire gang. Establishing that he's a ruthless warrior. (Averted in EP 11 where it's revealed that he didn't kill anyone, showing that he's still ruthless, but merciful.
In VQM EP 11, Melira manifests a portion of herself on Earth (complete with Dramatic Thunder), before declaring her desire to see humanity's potential.
Expendable Clone: Majority of the later battles in PHM are against memories of previous opponents.
Genki Girl: Sawatari Makoto. She livens up Rebellion's Heart nicely.
Gender Bender: It's heavily implied in VQM EP 19-20 that Maki is actually Max, who turned into a girl thanks to the thing he drank at EP 8.
Turns out there's a real Maki Kuronami, but in an alternate universe.
Max: Geez. I think I'm about to see how others see me. In fanservice form no less!
Genre Savvy: Max is a full-blown professional. Shiki and Sol are starting to show signs of this too.
Ghost Amnesia: Madotsuki has one, she forgot the details of what happened during her last moments and didn't even realize she was Dead All Along
Grey and Gray Morality: Most of the antagonists shown are not pure evil. Not counting Zaiko, most have valid reasons for what they're doing. Vega wants to rule the world to unite it and bring equality. Orochi hates mankind for being a threat to Gaia, Mother Nature. The good guys themselves are not any nicer either. [[spoilers: Subverted for VQM and PHM. It's the conflict that's Grey and Gray, but the main antagonist is only having fun and completely evil respectively.]]
Out of Focus: A sort of gag in the series is the tendency to focus on the supporting cast instead of the protagonist. The tendency to focus on the protagonist is proportional to how close the chapter is to the beginning and the end.
A major problem during VQM. By the last 5 episodes, half of the cast barely talked.
Remilia: I will kill you... I will FUCKING kill you...!!!
Put on a Bus: Ryougi Shiki early on in Eve's Duet, following the 2nd chapter of Kara no Kyoukai. Oddly enough, she's been featured in both the opening and credits in all three chapters but never made an appearance yet. Foreshadowing?
Tohno Shiki is placed on one after a fatal attack from Testament.
Max has been missing since VQM EP 8. He makes a return at the end of VQM EP 20.
At around VQM EP 18, Youmu's group went missing due to a storm that also caused Maki to separate from them, ending up on the western continent, dying.
Melira. She's already powerful enough when she's using only 20% of her full power. VQM finally demonstrates just how godlike she is once she gets serious...
Upto Eleven, Melira is apparently not close to being freakishly powerful. Goddess Meiyrranvhell is far more powerful than her, that even if Melira's full power is multiplied by 100, it barely reaches Meiyrranvhell's.
Summon Magic: Summon Programs, which are similar to Summon Stones in usage. Except it's a requirement that the one being summoned is dead. Somehow, Maki is exempted from that rule, as Melira managed to create a Summon Program from the time she spent with Max.
Superpowered Evil Side: The characters who can enter Inversion Impulse in Melty Blood would count. Then there's Chris in Flames of Destiny mode and Amasawa Ikumi's Genocide mode.
In VQM, Rumia goes EX.
At some point in PHM, Max and Shiki encounter their own evil sides.
The Unpronounceable: Goddess Meiyrranvhell, the Goddess of Yggdrasil. Apparently, there's multiple ways to say her name.
Maki: Actually, it's pronounced "Maribel". At least, that's how I always said Meiyrranvhell. Others say it differently as well. I've heart some "Meiranvell", "Meiyavel", "Mearyavan", "Maerilven", and even "Merry Bell". It's the first time I've heard "Mariaven".
To elaborate, Yukari sends people to the Parallel Dimension 008 to help bring back those that were lost in said dimension. Within said dimension, there's The Imperial, which are people from our world that looked evil at the start but are actually looking for a way to get out of the Alternate Dimension. Next, there's Kung Fu Man's group which, while finding information about Roreto Naia, are actively lending a hand to those in need, even if they're from the Parallel Dimension and they'll fight The Imperial if they have to. Then there's The Queen(Nila), who only protects her subjects from 'trespassers'. Though for unknown reasons, she's also trying to bring The End of This Dimension As Know It.
Willing Channeler: Nyarlathotep's hosts Nila and Naia allow themselves to be possessed by her, to give her physical form.
Wistful Amnesia: When Melira 'created' the Summon Program version of Maki Kuronami , she has removed some details of her past, which is somehow important to prevent the real Maki Kuronami from causing a paradox.
"World of Cardboard" Speech: VQM EP 16 Ikumi finally lets go of her guilt and defeats her own Id to contain her own insanity, which was preceded by one of these.
Ikumi: After all this time... I've realized it now. My sanity was slipping because I held myself back. I let my guilt hamper my judgment. My guilt for letting him die in Hell itself. He had no regrets... So should I! I will let you know! Today, I will no longer let my desires get the better of me! Revenge, Hatred, Regret, Guilt, all of them are things of the past! The past shall remain in the past... forever! Now, I walk to the future, and you are the one in my way. Prepare yourself. I shall show you just what I'm truly capable of once my burdens are released. No more running away... Today... All the sins of the past... will be FORGIVEN!!!!