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YMMV: Young Justice Darkness Falls
  • Anticlimax Boss: The team doesn't even get to fight Vandal Savage before his death.
  • Badass Decay: Oh Light, what happened to you? Aside from a few mentions in the first couple chapters, and some influence in the middle, the light on the whole is doing a whole lot less in this fic, especially after Lex Luthor betrayed their operations to the league.
    • On another note: Mammoth. Although he was among the strongest of the mooks, he gets taken down by Static's electricity on his own.
  • Complete Monster: Darkseid, the dark god of Apokalips, as in most canon, doesn't get any sympathy points, aside from maybe a slightly different motivation (resource exploitation vs causing general misery). Then again, the fact that he willingly attacks occupied planets to take its people as slaves takes away any sympathy points from that. He's also a gloater, killed Vandal Savage because he let his doomsday creation kill a superhero instead of disabling them, almost blew up the white house simply because earth tried to attack him, and even sent his son Kallibak to such a bad place that Kalibak doesn't even appear in the fic proper.
  • Continuity Lock-Out: Well, this is a Young Justice continuation. Though to be fair, the author does to a good job in giving specific references to past events so the audience doesn't get too lost.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Depending on your feelings, the death of Vandal Savage could be seen as this, considering he was essentially the main instigator of the plot of Young Justice.
    • Then you find out that King Shark ATE Ocean Master. Even for a guy who got the least amount of screen time of the light, that was a pretty cold move.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: An In-universe example, with Beast Boy mentioning his great distrust when M'gann started dating L'gann.
  • Holy Shit Quotient: Several examples through the fic.
    • The attack on the watchtower definitely got reader's blood pumping.
    • "Episode 11: Past and Future Revelations" spends its time split between the present and future, but it ends with a Final Battle, 2 deaths, and the end of Darkseid's first attack on earth.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Kara is definitely no saint in this series, even starting off evil. However, she gets more sympathetic the longer the story goes, as her quest to redeem herself slowly makes her more sympathetic as she goes.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: In Chapter 55, Superman dies. Oh yes, because everyone knows that superheroes stay dead when they're killed, especially one as big as him.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Lex Luthor and Vandal Savage are in full out magnificent mode. Redirecting the team from important places, planning attacks months in advance, and in lex's case, planning the downfall of the light in order to gain more power for himself.
  • Magnum Opus: The author's longest and most reviewed story to date.
  • Moral Event Horizon: While no nice person by any stretch, when Granny Goodness orders her own Furies killed when they refuse to return with her to be her fall people, she crossed this line.
  • Villain Sue: Invoked with Klarion, as he continues to be curb stomper all the way up until his defeat. On the other hand, despite being practically unbeatable one on one, his weakness via familiar gets brought up again, allowing the league and team to FINALLY defeat him once and for all.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Despite being the only Runaway to join The Team, Static doesn't actually get to do a lot once he joins, mostly acting in a supporting role than doing anything really significant.
  • The Woobie: M'gann. She still carries a lot of guilt for her actions back in season 2 with her, and doesn't really get over it until she marries conner
    • Raven doesn't have it much easier either.

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