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* YouShallNotPass: The last defenders at the Tatsumiya Shrine, in order to allow Mei and Kotaro to escape back to the defense at the World Tree. Overlaps with LastStand, and definitely a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* YouShallNotPass: The last defenders at the Tatsumiya Shrine, in order to allow Mei and Kotaro to escape back to the defense at the World Tree. Overlaps with LastStand, and definitely a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.LastStand.


* BattleButler: Two of these exist so far in the narrative. There's Bridget, the Lingshen family head mage, and the as-yet-unnamed orderly of Evangeline aboard the UNSC ''Yamato'', who is more familiar than readers may think.

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* BattleButler: Two of these exist so far in the narrative. There's Bridget, the Lingshen family head mage, maid, and the as-yet-unnamed orderly of Evangeline aboard the UNSC ''Yamato'', who is more familiar than readers may think.


* AnyoneCanDie: Invoked way back in chapter 4 with the result of the duel between Seno and Motoko, then later when Sabashii greased the bald-headed mage teacher[[spoiler:, and most recently when Amalla Su and the King of [=MolMol=] bit it.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: Invoked way back in chapter 4 with the result of the duel between Seno and Motoko, then later when Sabashii greased the bald-headed mage teacher[[spoiler:, and most recently when Amalla Su and the King of [=MolMol=] bit it.fell in battle.]]



* BackToBackBadasses: Directly invoked by Setsuna and Asuna at Mages vs. Mars, bonus points for applying it at the end of their DynamicEntry, which was also a BigDamnHeroes moment.

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* BackToBackBadasses: Directly invoked by Setsuna and Asuna at Mages vs. Mars, bonus points for applying it Mars at the end of their DynamicEntry, which was also a BigDamnHeroes moment.



* BadassFamily: Motoko, Setsuna, Tsuruko, Seno. What do they all have in common? Besides [[CaptainObvious wrecking faces]]. ''They're all related'' some way or another.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Chao delivers two of these during the course of Mages vs. Mars that are also pop culture references at the same time; one to Kazumi and one to Asuna.
* {{BFG}}: The prototype rail cannon used by Fireteam Charlie to fight the demon boss. Also, some of the weapons Kaolla designs, notably the one-shot portable plasma cannon.

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* BadassFamily: Motoko, Setsuna, Tsuruko, Seno. What do they Aside from being the collective top tier of the ''Shinmei-ryu'', they're all have in common? Besides [[CaptainObvious wrecking faces]]. ''They're all related'' some way related by either blood or another.
legality.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Chao delivers two of these during the course of Mages vs. Mars that are also pop culture references at the same time; one to Kazumi and one to Asuna.
Asuna. They're a favorite character trait of Chao aside from her normal VerbalTic.
* {{BFG}}: The prototype rail cannon WaveMotionGun used by Fireteam Charlie to fight the demon boss. Also, some of the weapons Kaolla designs, notably the one-shot portable plasma cannon.



* CurbStompBattle: The fight at the Hinata against the mages qualifies pretty well. Also, Chao against Setsuna and Asuna, full stop. If Chao had been any more vicious in her attacks, there'd be two body bags coming out of Mages vs. Mars
* DarkerAndEdgier: The author has been warning for over a year that this is coming. Some events during the Mages vs. Mars arc are pretty foreshadowing.

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* CurbStompBattle: The fight at the Hinata against the mages qualifies pretty well. Also, Chao against Setsuna and Asuna, full stop. If Chao had been any more vicious in her attacks, not for Chao's explicit actions against fatalities, there'd be two body bags coming out of Mages vs. Mars
* DarkerAndEdgier: The author has been warning for over a year since early on that this is coming. Some events during the Mages vs. Mars arc are pretty foreshadowing.



* DynamicEntry: Namusan makes his first appearance to engage the Kuro crew for the very first time by exploding an ancient statue of a turtle. Droids at Mages vs. Mars like to blow down buildings to come at the defenders from unexpected angles.

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* DynamicEntry: Namusan makes his first appearance to engage the Kuro crew for the very first time by exploding an ancient statue of a turtle. Droids at Mages vs. Mars like to blow down buildings to come at the defenders from unexpected angles. Many characters with self-sustaining flight like to return the favor.



* TheStationsOfTheCanon: Given the Pararakelse arc from ''Manga/LoveHina'', and the Mahora Festival from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', certain plot points from both series are hit...by a wrecking ball.

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* TheStationsOfTheCanon: Given the Pararakelse arc from ''Manga/LoveHina'', and the Mahora Festival from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', certain plot points from both series are hit...by a wrecking ball.being faithfully reached. However, the occurring events and their outcomes are sometimes ''vastly'' different.



* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Seno and Motoko to each other, and Keitaro and Naru to each other.

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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Seno and Motoko to each other, and Keitaro and Naru to each other. [[spoiler:As the later-set works indicate, also Konoka and Setsuna to each other.]]



* TragicKeepsake: The [[HandCannon M6D Magnum]] given to Chao by Akira Miyazaki, that has cropped up at least once in every other appearance she's put in anywhere in the series. It was given to her for protection, given that the Covenant had boarded the MAC station, minutes before the entire squad was killed by boarders and Chao herself nearly died. She has kept it lovingly maintained and used it ever since, with it being mentioned at least once in every story she's appeared in.

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* TragicKeepsake: The [[HandCannon M6D Magnum]] given to Chao by Akira Miyazaki, that has cropped up at least once in every other appearance she's put in anywhere in the series. It was given to her for protection, given that the Covenant had boarded the MAC station, minutes before the entire squad was killed by boarders and Chao herself nearly died. She has kept it lovingly maintained and used it ever since, with it being mentioned at least once in every story she's appeared in. It's often her primary weapon when her own body doesn't make the cut.



* SealedGoodInACan: As far as ''most'' of the UNSC and even the Office of Naval Intelligence is aware, Colonel [=McDowell=] is just a very successful officer in command of an ODST division that has an almost-perfect mission record. What they don't know, on the other hand...

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* SealedGoodInACan: As far as ''most'' of the UNSC and even the Office of Naval Intelligence is aware, Colonel [=McDowell=] Yukihime is just a very successful officer in command of an ODST division that has an almost-perfect mission record. What they don't know, on the other hand...



* SinisterSilhouettes: In the first chapter, Alysia is briefed on a mission by her commanding officer, whose voice reveals that she's female and speaks with a European accent, but otherwise anything relating to her is not revealed, as her office is kept in darkness save for the glow of a holotank. It later turns out that said commander is Evangeline fricken [=McDowell=].

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* SinisterSilhouettes: In the first chapter, Alysia is briefed on a mission by her commanding officer, whose voice reveals that she's female and speaks with a European accent, but otherwise anything relating to her is not revealed, as her office is kept in darkness save for the glow of a holotank. It later turns out that said commander is Evangeline fricken [=McDowell=].[=McDowell=], using the pseudonym [[Manga/UQHolder Yukihime]].



* TrueCompanions: At first, the protagonist squad are just your average Helljumper team in the large war effort against the Covenant. Then they get an unusual VIP recovery mission, and it all goes crazy from there. Nevermind the fact that over half of them ''are'' related to each other somehow, they are closer than family come the end of their mage knight training.

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* TrueCompanions: At first, the protagonist squad are just your average Helljumper team in the large war effort against the Covenant. Then they get an unusual VIP recovery mission, and it all goes crazy from there. Nevermind the fact that over half of them ''are'' related ''do'' have strong ties to each other somehow, other, they are closer than family come the end of their mage knight training.


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* BattleButler: Two of these exist so far in the narrative. There's Bridget, the Lingshen family head mage, and the as-yet-unnamed orderly of Evangeline aboard the UNSC ''Yamato'', who is more familiar than readers may think.


As of early 2017, work has gone underway to "[[NewFirstComics remaster]]" the existing works, mostly in the form of correcting typos and normalizing dialogue formats (Negima characters using honorifics while Love Hina characters didn't; now all do), in order to introduce the series on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. In addition to the minor corrections, efforts will be made to reincorporate the plot-relevant side-stories (such as ''Steel and Heart'') into the main work and ensure that references made between works match up. Some new content may also be added. The original on FF.net will likewise be updated as well.

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As of early middle 2017, work has gone underway to "[[NewFirstComics remaster]]" the existing works, mostly in the form of correcting typos and normalizing dialogue formats (Negima characters using honorifics while Love Hina characters didn't; now all do), in order to introduce the series on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. In addition to the minor corrections, efforts will be made to reincorporate the plot-relevant side-stories (such as ''Steel and Heart'') into the main work and ensure that references made between works match up. Some new content may also be added. The original on FF.net will likewise be updated as well.


* DotingParent: Evangeline actually falls into this one. For seven and a half chapters she's the walking badass that everyone knows and loves. And then the second she realizes that one of the Spartans that just joined her motley crew is her adopted daughter, she does such a complete one-eighty of her personality that someone could get whiplash.


The result is known colloquially as [[TheVerse the Kuroverse]], with its primary protagonists being the tenants of the Hinata-Sou, whose numbers have been ballooned by most of the important original characters, who have been designated "The Black Storm" by the mages at Mahora Academy, and subsequently have referred to themselves near-universally as the "Kuro crew." All of the stories revolve around the formation and antics of the Kuro crew, with ''The Unsung War'' providing the most insight, and consequently, the most spoilers.

The fanfiction.net profile under which all this insanity is stored can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~projectarashi here]]. It also has its own Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, which is (now) in mere sincere need of contribution, found [[http://kuroarashi.wikia.com/wiki/Kuro_Arashi_Wiki here]].

The multiple tales of the Kuroverse are divided into the 'main series' and the 'side-stories'.

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The result is known colloquially as [[TheVerse the Kuroverse]], with its primary protagonists being the tenants of the Hinata-Sou, whose numbers have been ballooned by most of the important original characters, who have been designated "The Black Storm" by the mages at Mahora Academy, and subsequently have referred to themselves near-universally as the "Kuro crew." All of the stories revolve around the formation and antics of the Kuro crew, with ''The Unsung War'' and ''The Timesnatcher'' providing the most insight, and consequently, the most spoilers.

As of early 2017, work has gone underway to "[[NewFirstComics remaster]]" the existing works, mostly in the form of correcting typos and normalizing dialogue formats (Negima characters using honorifics while Love Hina characters didn't; now all do), in order to introduce the series on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. In addition to the minor corrections, efforts will be made to reincorporate the plot-relevant side-stories (such as ''Steel and Heart'') into the main work and ensure that references made between works match up. Some new content may also be added. The original on FF.net will likewise be updated as well.

The fanfiction.net profile under which all this insanity is stored can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~projectarashi here]].here]], and the new collection on [=AO3=] [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/788751 here]], but not all of the existing works are yet hosted on [=AO3=]. It also has its own Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, which is (now) in mere sincere need of contribution, found [[http://kuroarashi.wikia.com/wiki/Kuro_Arashi_Wiki here]].

The multiple tales of the Kuroverse are divided into the 'main series' "main series", the "side-stories", and now the 'side-stories'.
"defunct projects".



* ''Kuro Arashi: The Black Storm'', the primary tale of the Kuroverse, following the trials, triumphs, tragedies, and tribulations of the [[ChosenOne Heroes Chosen by the Gods]], otherwise known as [[TitleDrop Kuro Arashi]], in their quest to defeat the evil pair of [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Namusan]] [[BigBad Sapou]] and [[OmnicidalManiac Kawakami]] [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory Gensai]], two immortal and legendary figures that threaten the entire world with complete destruction.

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* ''Kuro Arashi: The Black Storm'', the primary tale of the Kuroverse, following the trials, triumphs, tragedies, and tribulations of the [[ChosenOne Heroes Chosen by the Gods]], otherwise known as [[TitleDrop ''[[TitleDrop Kuro Arashi]], Arashi]]'', in their quest to defeat the evil pair of [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Namusan]] [[BigBad Sapou]] and [[OmnicidalManiac Kawakami]] [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory Gensai]], two immortal and legendary figures that threaten the entire world with complete destruction.




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* ''The Unsung War'' is set in the year 2552, during the peak of the [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Human-Covenant War]], and follows a squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers descended from several members of Class 3-A as they learn the secret of their ancestry, train to become combat mages, and later participate in the Second Battle of Earth against Covenant forces. Numerous cameo appearances from characters in the original stories appear, and both Chao Lingshen and Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] play major roles in the story. ''The Unsung War'' is part of the "Future Era" of Project: Arashi.
* ''The Timesnatcher'' is an entirely new tale set after the conclusion of the entire series. The introduction is told in first-person from Chao's perspective, who has taken it upon herself to become a fourth, unofficial, "Guardian" of the Kuroverse. The main work, however, reverts to the standard third-person, and details Chao's efforts to use her Gateway Device to explore alternate universes and head off any potential threats to the main universe. It is the second major story of the Future Era.



* ''The Unsung War'' is set in the year 2552, during the peak of the [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Human-Covenant War]], and follows a squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers descended from several members of Class 3-A as they learn the secret of their ancestry, train to become combat mages, and later participate in the Second Battle of Earth against Covenant forces. Numerous cameo appearances from characters in the original stories appear, and both Chao Lingshen and Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] play major roles in the story.
* ''Interludes: Steel and Heart'', a series of one-shots that give a glimpse into backstory events in the lives of Seno and Motoko that don't have large impacts on the main storyline. One of the reasons that some aspects of the Kuroverse are regarded as AllThereInTheManual.
* ''Flight of the Cormorant'', an in-depth look at the Unification War that has been referred to several times as a past event in ''The Unsung War''. It looks at the conflict as a whole, rather than the focused viewpoint of the main characters during that war. Due to [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness changes in the on-going plot]] for Project: Arashi, the canonity of ''Flight of the Cormorant'' is questionable. To wit, the framework of the events that take place is largely considered canon (excepting the prologue which has been {{Jossed}} by ''The Unsung War''), but the depiction is up for interpretation.
* ''Future Perfect: Chao Lingshen's Tale'' is the original side-story that first offered up the Kuroverse's version of Chao's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Future]] as being the whole of the Halo series of games. It depicts the events from the beginning of Halo 2 that led to Chao traveling back to the past and deciding to break TheMasquerade. The [[CharacterizationMarchesOn continually-updating storyline]] of Project: Arashi has rendered some aspects of ''Future Perfect'' not-exactly-canon. The events themselves occurred, but some depictions are not accurate, and the entire epilogue of the third chapter has been discarded entirely.
* ''I Am ODST: Memoirs of a Student-Soldier'' is the new background story of [[TheGunslinger Yuuna]] [[GamerChick Akashi]], told from first-person perspective. In going along with the InSpiteOfANail philosophy of the series in general, Yuuna outwardly does not appear much different than she does in traditional Negima, other than being unashamedly lesbian and equally-unashamedly a fangirl of Halo. It tells how she went from just another background player in Class 3-A to the special forces badass she's become in recent chapters of ''Kuro Arashi''.
* ''The Timesnatcher'' is an entirely new tale set after the conclusion of the entire series. The introduction has been posted so far, told in first-person from Chao's perspective, who has taken it upon herself to become a fourth, unofficial, "Guardian" of the Kuroverse. To that end, she's basically stated that her plan is to go around to other multiverses and pillage their technology with her dimension-hopping tool, which has been named the 'Gateway Device.'

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* ''The Unsung War'' is set in the year 2552, during the peak of the [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Human-Covenant War]], and follows a squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers descended from several members of Class 3-A as they learn the secret of their ancestry, train to become combat mages, and later participate in the Second Battle of Earth against Covenant forces. Numerous cameo appearances from characters in the original stories appear, and both Chao Lingshen and Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] play major roles in the story.
* ''Interludes: Steel and Heart'', a series of one-shots that give a glimpse into backstory events in the lives of Seno and Motoko that don't have large impacts on the main storyline. One of the reasons that some aspects of the Kuroverse are regarded as AllThereInTheManual.
AllThereInTheManual. As of the 2017 update, ''most'' of the relevant content in this work is planned to be pulled into the main story.
* ''Future Perfect: Chao Lingshen's Tale'' is the original side-story, and first of the "Future Era" that first offered up the Kuroverse's version of Chao's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Future]] as being the whole of the Halo series of games. It depicts the events from the beginning of Halo 2 that led to Chao traveling back to the past and deciding to break TheMasquerade. The [[CharacterizationMarchesOn continually-updating storyline]] of Project: Arashi has rendered some aspects of ''Future Perfect'' not-exactly-canon. The events themselves occurred, but some depictions are not accurate, and the entire epilogue of the third chapter has been discarded entirely. The 2017 update will address these issues.
* ''I Am ODST: Memoirs of a Student-Soldier'' is the new background story of [[TheGunslinger Yuuna]] [[GamerChick Akashi]], unique among the series as being told entirely from first-person perspective. In going along with the InSpiteOfANail philosophy of the series in general, Yuuna outwardly does not appear much different than she does in traditional Negima, other than being unashamedly lesbian and equally-unashamedly a fangirl of Halo. It tells how she went from just another background player in Class 3-A to the special forces badass she's become in the Mages vs. Mars event of ''Kuro Arashi''.

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* ''Flight of the Cormorant'', an in-depth look at the Unification War that has been referred to several times as a past event in ''The Unsung War''. It looks at the conflict as a whole, rather than the focused viewpoint of the main characters during that war. Due to [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness changes in the on-going plot]] for Project: Arashi, the canonity of ''Flight of the Cormorant'' is questionable. To wit, the framework of the events that take place is largely considered canon (excepting the prologue which has been {{Jossed}} by ''The Unsung War''), but the depiction is up for interpretation.
* ''Future Perfect: Chao Lingshen's Tale'' is
interpretation. Unless the original side-story that first offered up the Kuroverse's version of Chao's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Future]] as being the whole of the Halo series of games. It depicts the events from the beginning of Halo 2 that led to Chao traveling back author returns to the past and deciding project, this work will not be touched by the 2017 remake nor cross-posted to break TheMasquerade. The [[CharacterizationMarchesOn continually-updating storyline]] of Project: Arashi has rendered some aspects of ''Future Perfect'' not-exactly-canon. The events themselves occurred, [=AO3=], but some depictions are will not accurate, and the entire epilogue of the third chapter has been discarded entirely.
* ''I Am ODST: Memoirs of a Student-Soldier'' is the new background story of [[TheGunslinger Yuuna]] [[GamerChick Akashi]], told
be removed from first-person perspective. In going along with the InSpiteOfANail philosophy of the series in general, Yuuna outwardly does not appear much different than she does in traditional Negima, other than being unashamedly lesbian and equally-unashamedly a fangirl of Halo. It tells how she went from just another background player in Class 3-A to the special forces badass she's become in recent chapters of ''Kuro Arashi''.
* ''The Timesnatcher'' is an entirely new tale set after the conclusion of the entire series. The introduction has been posted so far, told in first-person from Chao's perspective, who has taken
where it upon herself to become a fourth, unofficial, "Guardian" of the Kuroverse. To that end, she's basically stated that her plan is to go around to other multiverses and pillage their technology with her dimension-hopping tool, which has been named the 'Gateway Device.'
currently sits.



* VillainHasAPoint: The suppression of magic by ONI is explicitly treated as bad, but given the backstory provided by UQHolder, wherein everyone has access to magic due to technology-powered "magic apps" and given the propensity by which technology exponentially advances per generation, it's not hard to see these apps eventually leaving traditional mages in the dust, and the potential of such handheld weapons of mass destruction being readily available makes ONI seem less evil for the sake of it and more forward-thinking.

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* VillainHasAPoint: The suppression of magic by ONI is explicitly treated as bad, but given the backstory provided by UQHolder, Manga/UQHolder, wherein everyone has access to magic due to technology-powered "magic apps" and given the propensity by which technology exponentially advances per generation, it's not hard to see these apps eventually leaving traditional mages in the dust, and the potential of such handheld weapons of mass destruction being readily available makes ONI seem less evil for the sake of it and more forward-thinking.


* SealedEvilInACan: As far as ''most'' of the UNSC and even the Office of Naval Intelligence is aware, Colonel [=McDowell=] is just a very successful officer in command of an ODST division that has an almost-perfect mission record. What they don't know, on the other hand...

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* SealedEvilInACan: SealedGoodInACan: As far as ''most'' of the UNSC and even the Office of Naval Intelligence is aware, Colonel [=McDowell=] is just a very successful officer in command of an ODST division that has an almost-perfect mission record. What they don't know, on the other hand...hand...
* SecretWar: There's a cold one running in the background between ONI and the mage faction, led by Evangeline. Only the ongoing war with the Covenant keeps it from being a shooting one.


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** Later, during the Liberation of Mahora, the timestamps are adapted to match the format used in VideoGame/Halo3ODST.


The fanfiction.net profile under which all this insanity is stored can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~projectarashi here]]. It also has its own ThatOtherWiki, which is (now) in mere sincere need of contribution, found [[http://kuroarashi.wikia.com/wiki/Kuro_Arashi_Wiki here]].

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The fanfiction.net profile under which all this insanity is stored can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~projectarashi here]]. It also has its own ThatOtherWiki, Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, which is (now) in mere sincere need of contribution, found [[http://kuroarashi.wikia.com/wiki/Kuro_Arashi_Wiki here]].


* {{Expy}}: Evangeline's CFA-44 Nosferatu air dominance fighter, lifted wholesale from AceCombat.

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* {{Expy}}: Evangeline's CFA-44 Nosferatu air dominance fighter, lifted wholesale from AceCombat.''VideoGame/AceCombat''.



* ShoutOut: Numerous and often, with a large number falling in the Liberation of Mahora battle. The A-10 squadron is named after the aircraft maintenance squadron at the author's base that handles A-10s, the tactical air controller is designated ''[[AceCombat Ghost Eye]]''.

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* ShoutOut: Numerous and often, with a large number falling in the Liberation of Mahora battle. The A-10 squadron is named after the aircraft maintenance squadron at the author's base that handles A-10s, the tactical air controller is designated ''[[AceCombat ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat Ghost Eye]]''.



* VoiceOfTheResistance: Kazumi and her Mahora [[ShoutOut Independence]] [[AceCombat Radio]].

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* VoiceOfTheResistance: Kazumi and her Mahora [[ShoutOut Independence]] [[AceCombat [[VideoGame/AceCombat Radio]].


* RefugeInAudacity: A storytelling example, at this. The author has taken ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and [[MahouSenseiNegima Negima]], two series which should realistically have never met, and managed to make them line up along a consistent timeline, meshing it simply by explaining that the [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Future]] that Chao comes from was not a mere 100 years into the future, but over a full 500 years ahead, that Dark and Troubled Future being none other than the Human-Covenant War. And according to some, it works almost as good as any of the other Halo Expanded Universe novels.

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* RefugeInAudacity: A storytelling example, at this. The author has taken ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and [[MahouSenseiNegima [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negima]], two series which should realistically have never met, and managed to make them line up along a consistent timeline, meshing it simply by explaining that the [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Future]] that Chao comes from was not a mere 100 years into the future, but over a full 500 years ahead, that Dark and Troubled Future being none other than the Human-Covenant War. And according to some, it works almost as good as any of the other Halo Expanded Universe novels.


* VillainHasAPoint: The suppression of magic by ONI is explicitly treated as bad, but given the backstory provided by UQHolder, wherein everyone has access to magic due to technology-powere "magic apps" and given the propensity by which technology exponentially advances per generation, it's not hard to see these apps eventually leaving traditional mages in the dust, and the potential of such handheld weapons of mass destruction being readily available makes ONI seem less evil for the sake of it and more forward-thinking.

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* VillainHasAPoint: The suppression of magic by ONI is explicitly treated as bad, but given the backstory provided by UQHolder, wherein everyone has access to magic due to technology-powere technology-powered "magic apps" and given the propensity by which technology exponentially advances per generation, it's not hard to see these apps eventually leaving traditional mages in the dust, and the potential of such handheld weapons of mass destruction being readily available makes ONI seem less evil for the sake of it and more forward-thinking.


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* OhCrap: When Chao realizes that the huge display of technological killpower in the vehicle bay of the UNSC ''Yamato'' isn't aimed at an enemy she has yet to detect, but at ''her''.
* ShoutOut: Blink and you'll miss it, but the main Martian spaceport is named after one of its [[Literature/TheMartian earliest pioneers]].


* WreckedWeapon: Toyed with and played straight. When Motoko stated that [[spoiler:Seno had raped her]], his sword shattered in line with its tendency to become weaker as it's exposed to lies, that being a really, really bad lie and the weapon's reaction underscoring the point. Later, during the duel against Tsuruko, Motoko grabbed up the very same sword (ItGotBetter), and used it to one-shot her sister, destroying Tsuruko's sword in the process and thereby demonstrating her determination.

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* WreckedWeapon: Toyed with and played straight. When Motoko stated that [[spoiler:Seno had raped her]], his sword shattered in line with its tendency to become weaker as it's exposed to lies, that being a really, really bad lie and the weapon's reaction underscoring the point. Later, during the duel against Tsuruko, Motoko grabbed up the very same sword (ItGotBetter), sword, and used it to one-shot her sister, destroying Tsuruko's sword in the process and thereby demonstrating her determination.

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[[folder:The Timesnatcher]]
* BadassBoast: There's the "come and face the wrath of the Timesnatcher" from the introduction, as well as Chao's commentary to the dying mage hunter.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Averted, and narratively discussed, when Chao shot the rebel woman with her Magnum
* CurbStompBattle: Showcasing how truly, ludicrously game-breaking it is to have full power over time, Chao exacts two of these in just the first chapter, the first against a rebel woman on Mars in the 2100s, and the second time against seven mage hunters in 2540. Those mage hunters even ''knew'' about her Cassiopeia's powers and made efforts to counter it, but the strength of her ''personal'' time powers made short work of those countermeasures.
* TheMultiverse: The overarching premise of this story, as Chao goes about visiting various, and sometimes wildly varying, alternate universes. Some are LikeRealityUnlessNoted, others have no connection whatsoever with the 'Prime' universe. For that matter, Chao's choice of designating her "home" universe the Prime implies TheEarthPrimeTheory is in effect, [[SubvertedTrope but the question is called into doubt]] by the fact that universes like ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' have no connection with the Prime other than being forms of entertainment that exist in it.
* TragicKeepsake: Chao's sidearm, par for the course. The original Cassiopeia and the bloodied letter are also treated with this gravity.
* TrickedOutTime: The larger story arc of the first chapter revolves around Chao stumbling across her own birthplace at the appropriate time and taking her infant self forward in time as she, herself, had been sent forward to ensure a StableTimeLoop. It's not mentioned in the chapter, but her wiki states that it was Chao's birth parents who sent her forward the first time. So as not to break time (any further), Chao has to personally deliver her infant self to her adoptive parents in the future.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Watching the Marines storm the Martian shanty from outside of time appeared to be treated like this by Chao. But given [[OldSoldier how much warfare and breaching actions she'd seen by that point]], it's not really that surprising.
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* ATasteOfPower: During the climactic fight of Mages vs. Mars, several characters with magic abilities are shown utilizing them at a tremendously-higher output than previously demonstrated (Shinobu's stop-''everything'' barriers come to mind). The reason is that they're taking advantage of the overflow magic of the World Tree to access higher-tier spells and have temporarily-boosted MP pools that they lose once the festival is over. Motoko, on the other hand, casually using the most powerful ''Shinmeiryu'' technique ever shown (that didn't even ''exist'' in her original source) is less an example of this and more she's never ''needed'' to use a technique that obliterates a 150' area.


* ''Gunpowder Pact'', another origin story, this time focused on [[CosmicPlaything Lorenzo]] [[OnlySaneMan Ruiz]], the resident CIA agent, [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], and [[ColonelBadass leader]] of Mahora's own personal BadassArmy, [[SuspiciouslySmallArmy Fireteam]] [[SurprisinglyEliteCannonFodder Charlie]].
* ''Interludes: Silk and the Full Moon'', an origin story for [[BodyDouble Nealla]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Juu]], the team's black mage (think ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', not evil stuff) and resident LittleMissSnarker.
* ''Interludes: Dreams and Reality'', the final origin story, this one of [[CloudCuckoolander Hiroyuki]] [[BladeOnAStick Murakami]], which will presumably go in-depth about his relation to 3-A's drama club member, Natsumi Murakami, and his discovery and obsession with Chiu.

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* ''Gunpowder Pact'', another origin story, this time focused on [[CosmicPlaything Lorenzo]] [[OnlySaneMan Ruiz]], the resident CIA agent, [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], and [[ColonelBadass leader]] of Mahora's own personal BadassArmy, [[SuspiciouslySmallArmy Fireteam]] [[SurprisinglyEliteCannonFodder Charlie]].
* ''Interludes: Silk and the Full Moon'', an origin story for [[BodyDouble Nealla]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Juu]], the team's black mage (think ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', not evil stuff) and resident LittleMissSnarker.
* ''Interludes: Dreams and Reality'', the final origin story, this one of [[CloudCuckoolander Hiroyuki]] [[BladeOnAStick Murakami]], which will presumably go in-depth about his relation to 3-A's drama club member, Natsumi Murakami, and his discovery and obsession with Chiu.



* AKA47: A notable in-universe justification. The Island Republic of [=MolMol=] uses the ''exact same'' weapons, armor, and vehicles of the UNSC from the Halo series, but uses generic designations based around the Molmolian Forces [=ARmory=] acronym (MFAR). The reason being is that the specific weapons designs were handed without names to [=MolMol=] by Chao when she traveled back in time as repayment for the medical treatment they gave her
* AllThereInTheManual: As of about chapter 20, certain things can only be fully understood by reading the related side-stories, such as why Seno suddenly got a ninja follower before Mahorafest and what Yuuna was doing in a Halo costume at the festival, and later leading a special forces team in the battle
* AnyoneCanDie: Invoked way back in chapter 4 with the result of the duel between Seno and Motoko, then later when Sabashii greased the bald-headed mage teacher, and most recently when [[spoiler:Amalla Su and the King of [=MolMol=] bit it]]

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* AKA47: A notable in-universe justification. The Island Republic of [=MolMol=] uses the ''exact same'' weapons, armor, and vehicles of the UNSC from the Halo series, but uses generic designations based around the Molmolian Forces [=ARmory=] acronym (MFAR). The reason being is that the specific weapons designs were handed without names to [=MolMol=] by Chao when she traveled back in time as repayment for the medical treatment they gave her
her.
* AllThereInTheManual: As of about chapter 20, certain things can only be fully understood by reading the related side-stories, such as why Seno suddenly got a ninja follower before Mahorafest and what Yuuna was doing in a Halo costume at the festival, and later leading a special forces team in the battle
battle.
* AnyoneCanDie: Invoked way back in chapter 4 with the result of the duel between Seno and Motoko, then later when Sabashii greased the bald-headed mage teacher, teacher[[spoiler:, and most recently when [[spoiler:Amalla Amalla Su and the King of [=MolMol=] bit it]]it.]]



* BackToBackBadasses: Directly invoked by Setsuna and Asuna at Mages vs. Mars, bonus points for applying it at the end of their DynamicEntry, which was also a BigDamnHeroes moment

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* BackToBackBadasses: Directly invoked by Setsuna and Asuna at Mages vs. Mars, bonus points for applying it at the end of their DynamicEntry, which was also a BigDamnHeroes momentmoment.



* BadassFamily: Motoko, Setsuna, Tsuruko, Seno. What do they all have in common? Besides [[CaptainObvious wrecking faces]]. ''They're all related'' some way or another

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* BadassFamily: Motoko, Setsuna, Tsuruko, Seno. What do they all have in common? Besides [[CaptainObvious wrecking faces]]. ''They're all related'' some way or anotheranother.



* {{BFG}}: The prototype rail cannon used by Fireteam Charlie to fight the demon boss. Also, some of the weapons Kaolla designs, notably the one-shot portable plasma cannon
* BigBadassBattleSequence: The entirety of Mages vs. Mars, three full-length chapters so far and still ongoing
* BigDamnHeroes: Played straight and subverted in Mages vs. Mars. Played straight by the Hero Units, whose appearance saved no small number of allies. Subverted by the Kuro crew, who tried to repeat this later on, but ended up being too late to do anything else but kick a lot of ass
* BladeLock: Played straight in Seno's duel against Tsuruko, twice, complete with requisite SwordSparks and optional dialogue

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* {{BFG}}: The prototype rail cannon used by Fireteam Charlie to fight the demon boss. Also, some of the weapons Kaolla designs, notably the one-shot portable plasma cannon
cannon.
* BigBadassBattleSequence: The entirety of Mages vs. Mars, three four full-length chapters so far and still ongoing
chapters.
* BigDamnHeroes: Played straight and subverted Lots of instances in Mages vs. Mars. Played straight by the The Hero Units, whose appearance saved no small number of allies. Subverted by the The Kuro crew, who tried to repeat this later on, but ended up being too late to do anything else really pull it off, but kick this didn't prevent them from kicking a lot of ass
ass.
* BladeLock: Played straight in Seno's duel against Tsuruko, twice, complete with requisite SwordSparks and optional dialoguedialogue.



* BreakMeter: Invoked by Seno, who claims that filling Namusan's break gauge was how they managed to beat him so easily. Naturally, this was met without much amusement by [[spoiler:his then StraightMan wife]]

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* BreakMeter: Invoked by Seno, who claims that filling Namusan's break gauge was how they managed to beat him so easily. Naturally, this was met without much amusement by [[spoiler:his then StraightMan wife]]his then-StraightMan wife.



** Not to mention all of Chao's robot army. Sure, they did a smashing good job at what they did at Mages vs. Mars, but their real purpose? [[spoiler:Fight a very real war against [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] in [[Franchise/{{Halo}} the future]]]]
* [[TheChosenOne The Chosen Heroes]]: The main characters, naturally

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** Not to mention all of Chao's robot army. Sure, they did a smashing good job at what they did at Mages vs. Mars, but their real purpose? [[spoiler:Fight Fight a very real war against [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] in [[Franchise/{{Halo}} the future]]]]
future]].
* [[TheChosenOne The Chosen Heroes]]: The main characters, naturallynaturally.



* DarkerAndEdgier: The author has been warning for over a year that this is coming. Some events during the Mages vs. Mars arc are pretty foreshadowing
* DarkIsNotEvil: Sabashii's explanation that of the types of mana, as employed by djinn and not mages, there's primordial darkness, which is not inherently evil, and wicked darkness, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The Kuro crew kicked the stuffing out of ten mages from Mahora, then allied with them one chapter later
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Actually winning the first boss fight against Namusan. It didn't last
* [[DuelingShows Dueling FanFics]]: With Annoying Assassin's ''Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory'', at least according to some. The cast of Project: Arashi doesn't see it, and Annoying Assassin probably doesn't either. This was brought up by a forum member on [=AnimeB=], who questioned whether Seno or Soma would win in a fight against each other, with most of the responses tending toward "Who the hell are those guys?"
* DynamicEntry: Namusan makes his first appearance to engage the Kuro crew for the very first time by exploding an ancient statue of a turtle. Droids at Mages vs. Mars like to blow down buildings to come at the defenders from unexpected angles
* EldritchAbomination: The "physical form of the Lifestream," while simultaneously overlapping with {{Expy}}. At least this thing is kept on a short leash by the ''Yochi no Kouken''

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The author has been warning for over a year that this is coming. Some events during the Mages vs. Mars arc are pretty foreshadowing
foreshadowing.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Sabashii's explanation that of the types of mana, as employed by djinn and not mages, there's primordial darkness, which is not inherently evil, and wicked darkness, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The Kuro crew kicked the stuffing out of ten mages from Mahora, then allied with them one chapter later
later.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Actually winning the first boss fight against Namusan. It didn't last
* [[DuelingShows Dueling FanFics]]: With Annoying Assassin's ''Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory'', at least according to some. The cast of Project: Arashi doesn't see it, and Annoying Assassin probably doesn't either. This was brought up by a forum member on [=AnimeB=], who questioned whether Seno or Soma would win in a fight against each other, with most of the responses tending toward "Who the hell are those guys?"
last.
* DynamicEntry: Namusan makes his first appearance to engage the Kuro crew for the very first time by exploding an ancient statue of a turtle. Droids at Mages vs. Mars like to blow down buildings to come at the defenders from unexpected angles
angles.
* EldritchAbomination: The "physical form of the Lifestream," while simultaneously overlapping with {{Expy}}. At least this thing is kept on a short leash by the ''Yochi no Kouken''Kouken''.



** ''Spreading My Wings'', the memoirs of Naru
** ''Ronin's Paradise'', Keitaro's autobiography
** ''On a Wing and a Storm'', a {{Doorstopper}} that contains the entire escapades of the Kuro crew and Ala Alba. It could more or less be considered an in-universe analogue of the story itself
** ''Dragon of Hinata'', Seno's autobiography
** ''Heavenly Sword, Revised Edition'', a reference book on the complete history of ''Shinmeiryu'', updated to include Motoko, Seno, and Setsuna in its archives
** ''The Unification War, Volume 1: Overtures'', the first of a series of encyclopedias detailing the full events of the Unification War. The author behind Lorenzo Ruiz (who came up with these), has stated that it is a run of 20 volumes
** ''Justice For Those Who Are Forgotten'', Sabashii's autobiography
** ''From [=MolMol=] With Love'', Kaolla's autobiography
** ''Three Guardians'', surprisingly ''not'' an autobiography, but a reference book published by Natsume Megumi
** ''Wild at Heart'', Hiroyuki's autobiography
** ''Mages vs. Mars, the Complete Visual Encyclopedia'', a visual reference book on the Mages vs. Mars event during Mahorafest
** ''I Am ODST: Memoirs of a Student-Soldier'', Yuuna's memoirs

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** ''Spreading My Wings'', the memoirs of Naru
Naru.
** ''Ronin's Paradise'', Keitaro's autobiography
autobiography.
** ''On a Wing and a Storm'', a {{Doorstopper}} that contains the entire escapades of the Kuro crew and Ala Alba. It could more or less be considered an in-universe analogue of the story itself
itself.
** ''Dragon of Hinata'', Seno's autobiography
autobiography.
** ''Heavenly Sword, Revised Edition'', a reference book on the complete history of ''Shinmeiryu'', updated to include Motoko, Seno, and Setsuna in its archives
archives.
** ''The Unification War, Volume 1: Overtures'', the first of a series of encyclopedias detailing the full events of the Unification War. The author behind Lorenzo Ruiz (who came up with these), has stated that it is a run of 20 volumes
volumes.
** ''Justice For Those Who Are Forgotten'', Sabashii's autobiography
autobiography.
** ''From [=MolMol=] With Love'', Kaolla's autobiography
autobiography.
** ''Three Guardians'', surprisingly ''not'' an autobiography, but a reference book published by Natsume Megumi
Megumi.
** ''Wild at Heart'', Hiroyuki's autobiography
autobiography.
** ''Mages vs. Mars, the Complete Visual Encyclopedia'', a visual reference book on the Mages vs. Mars event during Mahorafest
Mahorafest.
** ''I Am ODST: Memoirs of a Student-Soldier'', Yuuna's memoirsmemoirs.



* FourthDateMarriage: Lampshaded by Tsuruko when Seno brings his request to marry Motoko to her. While Seno and Motoko have known each other since childhood, and have been living under the same roof for a year or so, they were only actually dating for about a week
* GoodIsNotNice: They haven't done much to live up to this yet, but the larger the Kuro crew gets (and, you know, trying to recruit ''Evangeline''), and the closer to real plot stuff the story comes, the more they put off the aura of this. They're unquestionably the good guys, but their scale of power mostly tends toward the strange, and none of them are above doing things every other good guy but Batman would probably be appalled by. And probably Captain America, too

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* FourthDateMarriage: Lampshaded by Tsuruko when Seno brings his request to marry Motoko to her. While Seno and Motoko have known each other since childhood, and have been living under the same roof for a year or so, they were only actually dating for about a week
week.
* GoodIsNotNice: They haven't done much to live up to this yet, but the larger the Kuro crew gets (and, you know, trying to recruit ''Evangeline''), and the closer to real plot stuff the story comes, the more they put off the aura of this. They're unquestionably the good guys, but their scale of power mostly tends toward the strange, and none of them are above doing things every other good guy but Batman or the Punisher would probably be appalled by. And probably Captain America, tooby.



* HyperspaceArsenal: The Kuro crew each has their own individually-acquired bags of holding. The bag of holding has also been a running gag since the very beginning. Also, pretty much every weapon built or bankrolled by the Arlington Magic Society uses hammerspace magazines. Chao, as well, designed a slipspace-inspired version of hammerspace used on her battle armor and all her droids, notably ITSU and Chachamaru
* ISurrenderSuckers: Played almost to the tee of the same scene from ''300'' in the subway tunnels beneath Mahora
* InItsHourOfNeed: When the Royal Family of [=MolMol=] stood and faced the overwhelming armies of Namusan, despite having probably plenty of magic-aware allies to call upon. Overlaps with LastStand
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: An unusual variation in that this was both played straight and averted by the very same scene. Motoko was in fact uproariously smashed when she decided she wanted to come onto Seno in front of God and everyone, but this trope wasn't used as a justification to have them do it when they wouldn't normally, [[spoiler:as they were already married by this point]]
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Seno pulls this to stop Motoko from interfering with the setting up of Keitaro and Naru that is going on. In the process, he gets the girl for himself

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* HyperspaceArsenal: The Kuro crew each has their own individually-acquired bags of holding. The bag of holding has also been a running gag since the very beginning. Also, pretty much every weapon built or bankrolled by the Arlington Magic Society uses hammerspace magazines. Chao, as well, designed a slipspace-inspired version of hammerspace used on her battle armor and all her droids, notably ITSU and Chachamaru
Chachamaru.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Played almost to the tee of the same scene from ''300'' in the subway tunnels beneath Mahora
Mahora.
* InItsHourOfNeed: When the Royal Family of [=MolMol=] stood and faced the overwhelming armies of Namusan, despite having probably plenty of magic-aware allies to call upon. Overlaps with LastStand
LastStand.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: An unusual variation in that this was both played straight and averted by the very same scene. Motoko was in fact uproariously smashed when she decided she wanted to come onto Seno in front of God and everyone, but this trope wasn't used as a justification to have them do it when they wouldn't normally, [[spoiler:as as they were already married by this point]]
point.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Seno pulls this to stop Motoko from interfering with the setting up of Keitaro and Naru that is going on. In the process, he gets the girl for himselfhimself.



* MisfitMobilizationMoment: Initially, even after 'awakening' as heroes, the tenants of Hinata were simply a bunch of guys and girls living in a traditional-style Japanese apartment. Then came one fight with a bunch of mages who sorely underestimated them, and [[BadassCrew The Kuro Crew]] was born
* NonlethalWarfare: Averted and played straight, at the same time, during the fight against the mages at Hinata. Seno directly stated that his attack would have killed Takane if not for the Lifestream
* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: Used as a one-off sight gag between Seno and Motoko in chapter eight
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The Kuro crew is best described as a [[strike:tactical]] nuke

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* MisfitMobilizationMoment: Initially, even after 'awakening' as heroes, the tenants of Hinata were simply a bunch of guys and girls living in a traditional-style Japanese apartment. Then came one fight with a bunch of mages who sorely underestimated them, and [[BadassCrew The Kuro Crew]] was born
born.
* NonlethalWarfare: Averted and played straight, at the same time, during the fight against the mages at Hinata. Seno directly stated that his attack would have killed Takane if not for the Lifestream
Lifestream. During Mages vs. Mars, as well, Chao's droid army were equipped and specifically programmed not to cause deaths. They still cause plenty of serious injuries, and several characters even lampshade how no one is dying from things like buildings collapsing on them or the overpressure of gigantic explosions centered on civilian players.
* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: Used as a one-off sight gag between Seno and Motoko in chapter eight
eight.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The Kuro crew is best described as a [[strike:tactical]] nukenuke.



* [[PutOnABus Put On A Plane]]: For those of you who have forgotten he exists, Keitaro took off on his trip to America nearly ten full chapters ago, and isn't due back anytime soon
* SanityBall: Everyone in the crew has managed to have their hands on it at least once so far
* ShipperOnDeck: ''Everyone'' ships [=KonoSetsu=]

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* [[PutOnABus Put On A Plane]]: For those of you who have forgotten he exists, Keitaro took off on his trip to America nearly ten full chapters ago, and isn't due back anytime soon
soon.
* SanityBall: Everyone in the crew has managed to have their hands on it at least once so far
far.
* ShipperOnDeck: ''Everyone'' ships [=KonoSetsu=][=KonoSetsu=].



* ShutUpKiss: This, specifically, is ''how'' Seno wins Motoko for himself. Then she turned right around and hit him with one when he tried to apologize. Then Naru hit Keitaro with one the next morning
* SlidingScaleOfFourthWallHardness: Every single point on the scale has been abused by various characters, with Seno, Sabashii, and Hiroyuki being the main perpetrators. MediumAwareness tends to be the default setting
* TheStationsOfTheCanon: Given the Pararakelse arc from ''Manga/LoveHina'', and the Mahora Festival from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', certain plot points from both series are hit...by a wrecking ball

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* ShutUpKiss: This, specifically, is ''how'' Seno wins Motoko for himself. Then she turned right around and hit him with one when he tried to apologize. Then Naru hit Keitaro with one the next morning
morning.
* SlidingScaleOfFourthWallHardness: Every single point on the scale has been abused by various characters, with Seno, Sabashii, and Hiroyuki being the main perpetrators. MediumAwareness tends to be the default setting
setting.
* TheStationsOfTheCanon: Given the Pararakelse arc from ''Manga/LoveHina'', and the Mahora Festival from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', certain plot points from both series are hit...by a wrecking ballball.



* TakingYouWithMe: See the end of Itsuki vs. Masaru at the tournament preliminaries. Even after Masaru had stuck Itsuki with a plasma grenade, the droid made sure to rush in and catch the summoner in the blast
* TemptingFate: We're not exactly sure who decided to name Defense Point Echo "Echo Base," [[TheEmpireStrikesBack but...]]
* TitleDrop: The ''Kuro Arashi'' crew

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* TakingYouWithMe: See the end of Itsuki vs. Masaru at the tournament preliminaries. Even after Masaru had stuck Itsuki with a plasma grenade, the droid made sure to rush in and catch the summoner in the blast
blast.
* TemptingFate: We're not exactly sure who decided to name Defense Point Echo "Echo Base," [[TheEmpireStrikesBack [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack but...]]
* TitleDrop: The ''Kuro Arashi'' crewcrew.



* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Chao offers this choice to Takahata when she reveals her true motives to him during Mages vs. Mars: he can either follow the law and oppose her to protect TheMasquerade, or join her and work to save the world, thereby doing what's right

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* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Chao offers this choice to Takahata when she reveals her true motives to him during Mages vs. Mars: he can either follow the law and oppose her to protect TheMasquerade, or join her and work to save the world, humanity, thereby doing what's rightright.



** Negima's defense force = approximately 1500 students armed with antique magic weapons and protective robes. Kuro's defense force = approximately 3000 students armed with antique magic weapons that vaguely resemble Covenant weapons and protective robes, ''plus'' 1500 university student Halo fans armed with almost-functional cosplay armor and ''working firearms'', up to and including four refurbished ''British Challenger tanks''
** Negima's opposition force = 2500 droids of mixed types. Kuro's opposition force = ''Fifteen thousand'' droids of mixed types, ''not'' including the walkers which have been reclassified as vehicles. Armaments are the same as depicted in the manga, except the Chachamaru units now have energy shields and active camouflage, and a new type of Tanaka commander unit came in equipped with high-frequency swords, not counting the new ''named'' droid commander that's a cross between Chachamaru, General Grievous, and HK-47. The large walker unit, designated Komodo, was originally designed by Chao as a counter-unit to the Covenant's ''Scarab''
** Negima's combat tactics = Revolutionary War-style; let's all stand in large formations and shoot at each other. Kuro's combat tactics = modern warfare at its finest. Flanking attacks, close air support (inasmuch as possible with refurbished [=A6M=] Zeroes), deception, area denial (read: blowing up bridges, sewers, and other landmarks), ''artillery strikes'', and gratuitous property damage everywhere

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** Negima's defense force = approximately 1500 students armed with antique magic weapons and protective robes. Kuro's defense force = approximately 3000 students armed with antique magic weapons that vaguely resemble Covenant weapons and protective robes, ''plus'' 1500 university student Halo fans armed with almost-functional cosplay armor and ''working firearms'', up to and including four refurbished ''British ''[[TankGoodness British Challenger tanks''
tanks]]''.
** Negima's opposition force = 2500 droids of mixed types. Kuro's opposition force = ''Fifteen thousand'' droids of mixed types, ''not'' including the walkers which have been reclassified as vehicles. Armaments are the same as depicted in the manga, except the Chachamaru units now have energy shields and active camouflage, and a new type of Tanaka commander unit came in equipped with high-frequency swords, not counting the new ''named'' droid commander that's a cross between Chachamaru, General Grievous, and HK-47. The large walker unit, designated Komodo, was originally designed by Chao as a counter-unit to the Covenant's ''Scarab''
''Scarab''.
** Negima's combat tactics = Revolutionary War-style; let's all stand in large formations and shoot at each other. Kuro's combat tactics = modern warfare at its finest. Flanking attacks, close air support (inasmuch as possible with refurbished [=A6M=] Zeroes), deception, area denial (read: blowing up bridges, sewers, and other landmarks), ''artillery strikes'', and gratuitous property damage everywhereeverywhere.



* WreckedWeapon: Toyed with and played straight. When Motoko stated that [[spoiler:Seno had raped her]], his sword shattered in line with its tendency to become weaker as it's exposed to lies, that being a really, really bad lie and the weapon's reaction underscoring the point. Later, during the duel against Tsuruko, Motoko grabbed up the very same sword (ItGotBetter), and used it to one-shot her sister, destroying Tsuruko's sword in the process and thereby demonstrating her determination
* XanatosGambit: Chao. Chao Goddamn Lingshen. Win or lose at Mages vs. Mars, she still wins. It's just a question of how directly
* YouCantFightFate: Basically what Mutsumi tells Evangeline when the latter refuses the call
* YouShallNotPass: The last defenders at the Tatsumiya Shrine, in order to allow Mei and Kotaro to escape back to the defense at the World Tree. Overlaps with LastStand, and definitely a CrowningMomentOfAwesome

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* WreckedWeapon: Toyed with and played straight. When Motoko stated that [[spoiler:Seno had raped her]], his sword shattered in line with its tendency to become weaker as it's exposed to lies, that being a really, really bad lie and the weapon's reaction underscoring the point. Later, during the duel against Tsuruko, Motoko grabbed up the very same sword (ItGotBetter), and used it to one-shot her sister, destroying Tsuruko's sword in the process and thereby demonstrating her determination
determination.
* XanatosGambit: Chao. Chao Goddamn Lingshen. Win or lose at Mages vs. Mars, she still wins. It's just a question of how directly
directly.
* YouCantFightFate: Basically what Mutsumi tells Evangeline when the latter refuses the call
call.
* YouShallNotPass: The last defenders at the Tatsumiya Shrine, in order to allow Mei and Kotaro to escape back to the defense at the World Tree. Overlaps with LastStand, and definitely a CrowningMomentOfAwesomeCrowningMomentOfAwesome.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: A little aside from the third chapter, when Seno and Hiroyuki discuss ''Halo 3'', the Big Team Covies playlist had been taken down by Bungie by the timestamp of that chapter

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: A little aside from the third chapter, when Seno and Hiroyuki discuss ''Halo 3'', the Big Team Covies playlist had been taken down by Bungie by the timestamp of that chapterchapter.



* RedStringOfFate: Played directly straight with Seno and Motoko, as invoked by Tsuruko

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* RedStringOfFate: Played directly straight with Seno and Motoko, as invoked by TsurukoTsuruko.



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: In order to give humanity a fighting chance against the Covenant, Chao, once she's jumped back in time to barely save her ''own'' life, comes to the conclusion that magic must become 'real' to allow it to be militarized as a weapon against which the Covenant have no defense

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: In order to give humanity a fighting chance against the Covenant, Chao, once she's jumped back in time to barely save her ''own'' life, comes to the conclusion that magic must become 'real' to allow it to be militarized as a weapon against which the Covenant have no defensedefense.



* TragicKeepsake: The [[HandCannon M6D Magnum]] given to Chao by Akira Miyazaki, that has cropped up at least once in every other appearance she's put in anywhere in the series. It was given to her for protection, given that the Covenant had boarded the MAC station, minutes before the entire squad was killed by boarders and Chao herself nearly died. She has kept it lovingly maintained and uses it ever since
* ZeroApprovalGambit: Chao knows that her revolution will be bloody, almost certainly provoke a civil war, and cost an untold number of lives. In order to save all mankind against genocide, she is perfectly willing to become that villain

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* TragicKeepsake: The [[HandCannon M6D Magnum]] given to Chao by Akira Miyazaki, that has cropped up at least once in every other appearance she's put in anywhere in the series. It was given to her for protection, given that the Covenant had boarded the MAC station, minutes before the entire squad was killed by boarders and Chao herself nearly died. She has kept it lovingly maintained and uses used it ever since
since, with it being mentioned at least once in every story she's appeared in.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: Chao knows that her revolution will be bloody, almost certainly provoke a civil war, and cost an untold number of lives. In order to save all mankind against genocide, she is perfectly willing to become that villainvillain.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: No one questions why [[PersonOfMassDestruction Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=]]] is in command of an entire battalion of the best {{Badass Normal}}s in the entire UNSC, and this is exactly why

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: No one questions why [[PersonOfMassDestruction Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=]]] is in command of an entire battalion of the best {{Badass Normal}}s in the entire UNSC, and this is exactly whywhy.



* BadassCrew: First, the Helljumpers displayed that they could beat the shit out of the Covenant using elements of stealth and superior tactics. Then they got their DeadlyUpgrade, and combat against the Covenant is now brutal and close-in
* BeingWatched: Played straight and subverted during the squad's psych test. There's nothing more frightening than the feeling that you're being watched by an imminently-powerful thousand-year-old high daylight walker, and it sets the team on edge something good. Subverted in that, you know, Evangeline ''really is'' watching them since it's a psychological test, after all
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: And how. To make up for the glaring absence of an air force for the UNSC, Evangeline fields [[MoreDakka Republic-Fairchild]] [[GatlingGood A-10]] [[MightyGlacier Thunderbolts]] for close air support. Her atmospheric superiority fighter is completely fictional, but according to backstory it was originally designed to be a counter-unit to the Joint Strike Fighter in the early 21st century

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* BadassCrew: First, the Helljumpers displayed that they could beat the shit out of the Covenant using elements of stealth and superior tactics. Then they got their DeadlyUpgrade, and combat against the Covenant is now brutal and close-in
close-in.
* BeingWatched: Played straight and subverted during the squad's psych test. There's nothing more frightening than the feeling that you're being watched by an imminently-powerful thousand-year-old high daylight walker, and it sets the team on edge something good. Subverted in that, you know, Evangeline ''really is'' watching them since it's a psychological test, after all
all.
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: And how. To make up for the glaring absence of an air force for the UNSC, Evangeline fields [[MoreDakka Republic-Fairchild]] [[GatlingGood A-10]] [[MightyGlacier Thunderbolts]] for close air support. Her atmospheric superiority fighter is completely fictional, but according to backstory it was originally designed to be a counter-unit to the Joint Strike Fighter in the early 21st centurycentury.



* CreepyDoll: Played to its logical conclusion with Chachazero during the squad's psychological test. She then goes back to being the AxCrazy peanut gallery afterwards
* CurbStompBattle: Setsuna to Akio, the second they set foot in Eva's resort. Also, over two thousand ODST Mage Knights, possibly tens of thousands of Covenant Separatist troops, a squad of Valkyrie Knights, a ship of mass destruction providing mission support, and eight Spartans. There will be blood, indeed

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* CreepyDoll: Played to its logical conclusion with Chachazero during the squad's psychological test. She then goes back to being the AxCrazy peanut gallery afterwards
afterwards.
* CurbStompBattle: Setsuna to Akio, the second they set foot in Eva's resort. Also, over two thousand ODST Mage Knights, possibly tens of thousands of Covenant Separatist troops, a squad of Valkyrie Knights, a ship of mass destruction providing mission support, and eight Spartans. There will be blood, indeedindeed.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first chapter, long before the overall plot had been fully cemented, Evangeline was described as wearing an ONI uniform, despite being as close to war with them as the United States was with Russia during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This is generally just treated as an early technical error on the author's part, as her [[http://kuroarashi.wikia.com/wiki/Evangeline_A.K._McDowell official wiki page]] makes no mention of having been ever affiliated with ONI in any manner.
* ExpositionFairy: Obviously, you have either Chao or Evangeline to explain the big magic-related stuff to the protagonists who have no idea about any of it, which also conveniently clues in the audience who, while they have an idea of what's going on, wouldn't otherwise have the specifics. But the overall award of Exposition Fairy goes to Cheryl, who not only draws audience attention to little details that the author throws in that might be missed, but helpfully explains them as well. Subverted in that it's usually things the other protagonists don't understand, either
* {{Expy}}: Evangeline's CFA-44 Nosferatu air dominance fighter, lifted wholesale from AceCombat

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first chapter, long before the overall plot had been fully cemented, Evangeline was described as wearing an ONI uniform, despite being as close to war with them as the United States was with Russia during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This is generally just treated as an early technical error on the author's part, as her her. [[http://kuroarashi.wikia.com/wiki/Evangeline_A.K._McDowell official wiki page]] makes no mention of having been ever affiliated with ONI in any manner.
* ExpositionFairy: Obviously, you have either Chao or Evangeline to explain the big magic-related stuff to the protagonists who have no idea about any of it, which also conveniently clues in the audience who, while they have an idea of what's going on, wouldn't otherwise have the specifics. But the overall award of Exposition Fairy goes to Cheryl, who not only draws audience attention to little details that the author throws in that might be missed, but helpfully explains them as well. Subverted in that it's usually things the other protagonists don't understand, either
either.
* {{Expy}}: Evangeline's CFA-44 Nosferatu air dominance fighter, lifted wholesale from AceCombatAceCombat.



* GunPorn: Somewhat averted, in that the full schematic name of most of the weapons are only given once, after which they're referred to by their generic designations
* HeelFaceTurn: Discussed a few times between Chao and Evangeline, concerning ''both'' of them having made them in the past, and then directly invoked by Cheryl in chapter 7
* HomosexualReproduction: Akio traces his ancestry back to [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna and Konoka]], who had a minimum of two male children to carry on the Sakurazaki and Konoe family names, respectively. It was {{HandWave}}d away that it was done through a combination of science and magic
* ItsPersonal: Or at least it seems that way to ODST Alpha Company commander Weeks, judging by what he said right before all the [=ODSTs=] landed
* ItsRainingMen: Today's weather broadcast for Mahora: Titanium rain
* KillItWithFire: Lampshaded by Akio, who determined that if zombies or the Flood were loose in their base, then a flamethrower was a good answer. Later averted when the flamethrower does absolutely nothing to Evangeline's ice wall
* LockAndLoadMontage: Half of the prologue consists of this, complete with requisite Wall of Weapons, and punctuated at the end with a DramaticGunCock
* MagicKnight: Doubling as a CallBack to Negima, the [=ODSTs=] in Evangeline's division are trained in magic- or ki-enhanced combat. Those who are proficient enough to become actual mages are trained to fight both with standard UNSC weapons and S-class spells or higher. Her division even goes by the pseudonym "Mahora ''Mage Knights'' Defense Brigade"

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* GunPorn: Somewhat averted, in that the full schematic name of most of the weapons are only given once, after which they're referred to by their generic designations
designations.
* HeelFaceTurn: Discussed a few times between Chao and Evangeline, concerning ''both'' of them having made them in the past, and then directly invoked by Cheryl in chapter 7
7.
* HomosexualReproduction: Akio traces his ancestry back to [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna and Konoka]], who had a minimum of two male children to carry on the Sakurazaki and Konoe family names, respectively. It was {{HandWave}}d away that it was done through a combination of science and magic
magic.
* ItsPersonal: Or at least it seems that way to ODST Alpha Company commander Weeks, judging by what he said right before all the [=ODSTs=] landed
landed.
* ItsRainingMen: Today's weather broadcast for Mahora: Titanium rain
rain.
* KillItWithFire: Lampshaded by Akio, who determined that if zombies or the Flood were loose in their base, then a flamethrower was a good answer. Later averted when the flamethrower does absolutely nothing to Evangeline's ice wall
wall.
* LockAndLoadMontage: Half of the prologue consists of this, complete with requisite Wall of Weapons, and punctuated at the end with a DramaticGunCock
DramaticGunCock.
* MagicKnight: Doubling as a CallBack to Negima, the [=ODSTs=] in Evangeline's division are trained in magic- or ki-enhanced combat. Those who are proficient enough to become actual mages are trained to fight both with standard UNSC weapons and S-class spells or higher. Her division even goes by the pseudonym "Mahora ''Mage Knights'' Defense Brigade"Brigade".



** The training rounds briefly mentioned in use by Mana are the exact same type of rounds that Lorenzo used during their first duel back in chapter 16 of Kuro
** The Unification War. Teased to a maddening extent all across the storyline
** Countless other references back to other Project: Arashi storylines exist, most of it centered around Mages vs. Mars
** Several lines of dialogue from Rtas 'Vadum are taken directly from lines he later gives during Halo 3
** The equipment and weapons stolen directly from armories on [[VideoGame/HaloReach Reach]], which are little more than an excuse to give gear from the new game to the protagonists
** Alysia's pre-drop one-liner, lifted directly from the legendary version of the opening cutscene of [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST Recon]]

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** The training rounds briefly mentioned in use by Mana are the exact same type of rounds that Lorenzo used during their first duel back in chapter 16 of Kuro
Kuro.
** The Unification War. Teased to a maddening extent all across the storyline
storyline.
** Countless other references back to other Project: Arashi storylines exist, most of it centered around Mages vs. Mars
Mars.
** Several lines of dialogue from Rtas 'Vadum are taken directly from lines he later gives during Halo 3
3.
** The equipment and weapons stolen directly from armories on [[VideoGame/HaloReach Reach]], which are little more than an excuse to give gear from the new game to the protagonists
protagonists.
** Alysia's pre-drop one-liner, lifted directly from the legendary version of the opening cutscene of [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST Recon]]Recon]].



** Gutts of the Thousand Rockets

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** Gutts of the Thousand RocketsRockets.



* NothingIsScarier: When the squad are put through their psychological tests, there are long stretches where they're beset by nothing more than the directed hostility generated by Evangeline, and it usually freaks them out more than her scare tactics
* PeekABooCorpse: It wasn't real, being part of Evangeline's illusion, but when Cheryl opened that closet in Eva's quarters, there was one of these waiting for her. That then disappeared

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* NothingIsScarier: When the squad are put through their psychological tests, there are long stretches where they're beset by nothing more than the directed hostility generated by Evangeline, and it usually freaks them out more than her scare tactics
tactics.
* PeekABooCorpse: It wasn't real, being part of Evangeline's illusion, but when Cheryl opened that closet in Eva's quarters, there was one of these waiting for her. That then disappeareddisappeared.



* PunyEarthlings: Completely averted with the new generation of Mage Knights. They've been trained to use magic, something completely unheard of to the Covenant, and therefore cannot be defended against, and considering that most of their training came from either Ku Fei or Asuna, you can bet they'll be going in close with the enemy
* RefugeInAudacity: A storytelling example, at this. The author has taken ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and [[MahouSenseiNegima Negima]], two series which should realistically have never met, and managed to make them line up along a consistent timeline, meshing it simply by explaining that the [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Future]] that Chao comes from was not a mere 100 years into the future, but over a full 500 years ahead, that Dark and Troubled Future being none other than the Human-Covenant War. And according to some, it works almost as good as any of the other Halo Expanded Universe novels
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Chao, Evangeline, and Lucy all have their eyes set on tearing the Office of Naval Intelligence down, lighting the remains on fire, and then toasting marshmellows over whatever planet they had to burn to do it. You can bet your ass it's going to be a bloody monstrous mess when it finally goes down
* SealedBadassInACan: As revealed in the brief sojourn to the magic world, ''all four'' of the major powers are lead by major players from the previous era, to include ''two'' Chosen Heroes

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* PunyEarthlings: Completely averted with the new generation of Mage Knights. They've been trained to use magic, something completely unheard of to the Covenant, and therefore cannot be defended against, and considering that most of their training came from either Ku Fei or Asuna, you can bet they'll be going in close with the enemy
enemy.
* RefugeInAudacity: A storytelling example, at this. The author has taken ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and [[MahouSenseiNegima Negima]], two series which should realistically have never met, and managed to make them line up along a consistent timeline, meshing it simply by explaining that the [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Future]] that Chao comes from was not a mere 100 years into the future, but over a full 500 years ahead, that Dark and Troubled Future being none other than the Human-Covenant War. And according to some, it works almost as good as any of the other Halo Expanded Universe novels
novels.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Chao, Evangeline, and Lucy all have their eyes set on tearing the Office of Naval Intelligence down, lighting the remains on fire, and then toasting marshmellows over whatever planet they had to burn to do it. You can bet your ass it's going to be a bloody monstrous mess when it finally goes down
down.
* SealedBadassInACan: As revealed in the brief sojourn to the magic world, ''all four'' of the major powers are lead by major players from the previous era, to include ''two'' Chosen HeroesHeroes.



* ShellShockSilence: During the battle in the Mahora courtyard, following Cheryl's pasting of the enemy forces with the Thousand Thunderbolts spell. Even with the advanced hearing protection in her MJOLNIR helmet, Kelly is still stunned and can't hear for a moment, and the Marines around her are shown to be in even worse shape
* ShoutOut: Numerous and often, with a large number falling in the Liberation of Mahora battle. The A-10 squadron is named after the aircraft maintenance squadron at the author's base that handles A-10s, the tactical air controller is designated ''[[AceCombat Ghost Eye]]''
* SinisterSilhouettes: In the first chapter, Alysia is briefed on a mission by her commanding officer, whose voice reveals that she's female and speaks with a European accent, but otherwise anything relating to her is not revealed, as her office is kept in darkness save for the glow of a holotank. It later turns out that said commander is Evangeline fricken [=McDowell=]

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* ShellShockSilence: During the battle in the Mahora courtyard, following Cheryl's pasting of the enemy forces with the Thousand Thunderbolts spell. Even with the advanced hearing protection in her MJOLNIR helmet, Kelly is still stunned and can't hear for a moment, and the Marines around her are shown to be in even worse shape
shape.
* ShoutOut: Numerous and often, with a large number falling in the Liberation of Mahora battle. The A-10 squadron is named after the aircraft maintenance squadron at the author's base that handles A-10s, the tactical air controller is designated ''[[AceCombat Ghost Eye]]''
Eye]]''.
* SinisterSilhouettes: In the first chapter, Alysia is briefed on a mission by her commanding officer, whose voice reveals that she's female and speaks with a European accent, but otherwise anything relating to her is not revealed, as her office is kept in darkness save for the glow of a holotank. It later turns out that said commander is Evangeline fricken [=McDowell=][=McDowell=].



*** Strangely enough, a significant number of the squad are some form of sergeant, which is highly unusual for most tactical squadrons. It's sort of explained away in the fact that until shortly before the fall of Reach, they were all part of separate units
* SteelEarDrums: Completely averted. Even advanced MJOLNIR Mk.VI armor won't completely protect your hearing from the sound of a thousand bolts of lightning hitting the ground within 100 meters of you, and the Marines around Kelly were shown to have bleeding from the ears and likely permanent deafness
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: As expected of any age trope involving Evangeline, this is played straight and inverted at the same time. Being Lucy-B091's adopted mother, Evangeline's true form would have some people double-taking at a near-seven-foot Spartan calling a 4'3" apparent-ten-year-old 'Mom.' But Evangeline is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really One Thousand Years Old]]
* TakeThat: Yuuna's remark concerning [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST 'certain squads']] of [=ODSTs=] that wear fingerless gloves and helmets that don't seal, echoing the frustrations of pretty much every crewmember of Project: Arashi about that visual and technical faux paux on Bungie's part
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Directly invoked by Kazumi when she played Through the Fire and Flames, itself an example of Theme Naming, over her broadcast station for the [=ODSTs=]
* ThemeNaming: Evangeline's command ship, the UNSC ''Yamato''. Ostensibly intended to reference being a sister ship to the known-in-canon UNSC ''Musashi'', the fact that Eva's ship is named after the famed Imperial Japanese superbattleship should not be lost on anyone. On top of that, Japanese naming convention for Japanese-set area
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: Cheryl and Alysia's reaction to Lucy picking up the murderous little doll Chachazero, and giving her a hug as though she were a precious child's toy. Which Chachamaru then said she was, to Lucy at least

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*** Strangely enough, a significant number of the squad are some form of sergeant, which is highly unusual for most tactical squadrons. It's sort of explained away in the fact that until shortly before the fall of Reach, they were all part of separate units
units.
* SteelEarDrums: Completely averted. Even advanced MJOLNIR Mk.VI armor won't completely protect your hearing from the sound of a thousand bolts of lightning hitting the ground within 100 meters of you, and the Marines around Kelly were shown to have bleeding from the ears and likely permanent deafness
deafness.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: As expected of any age trope involving Evangeline, this is played straight and inverted at the same time. Being Lucy-B091's adopted mother, Evangeline's true form would have some people double-taking at a near-seven-foot Spartan calling a 4'3" apparent-ten-year-old 'Mom.' But Evangeline is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really One Thousand Years Old]]
Old]].
* TakeThat: Yuuna's remark concerning [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST 'certain squads']] of [=ODSTs=] that wear fingerless gloves and helmets that don't seal, echoing the frustrations of pretty much every crewmember of Project: Arashi about that visual and technical faux paux on Bungie's part
part.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Directly invoked by Kazumi when she played Through the Fire and Flames, itself an example of Theme Naming, over her broadcast station for the [=ODSTs=]
[=ODSTs=].
* ThemeNaming: Evangeline's command ship, the UNSC ''Yamato''. Ostensibly intended to reference being a sister ship to the known-in-canon UNSC ''Musashi'', the fact that Eva's ship is named after the famed Imperial Japanese superbattleship should not be lost on anyone. On top of that, Japanese naming convention for Japanese-set area
area.
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: Cheryl and Alysia's reaction to Lucy picking up the murderous little doll Chachazero, and giving her a hug as though she were a precious child's toy. Which Chachamaru then said she was, to Lucy at leastleast.



* TitleDrop: Evangeline tells Chao that they'll fight the unsung war
* TookALevelInBadass: Evangeline has trained over two thousand BadassNormal [=ODSTs=] in the fine art of magical warfare. It wasn't just the protagonist squad, she powerleveled an ''entire ODST battalion'' to Take a Level in Badass
* TrueCompanions: At first, the protagonist squad are just your average Helljumper team in the large war effort against the Covenant. Then they get an unusual VIP recovery mission, and it all goes crazy from there. Nevermind the fact that over half of them ''are'' related to each other somehow, they are closer than family come the end of their mage knight training
* UnfortunateImplications: Directly invoked by Cheryl in chapter 8. To be fair, the implications were actually rather tame
* UnwittingPawn: The UNSC ''and'' the Covenant, all pawns in Evangeline's Gambit to take out the Office of Naval Intelligence

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* TitleDrop: Evangeline tells Chao that they'll fight the unsung war
war.
* TookALevelInBadass: Evangeline has trained over two thousand BadassNormal [=ODSTs=] in the fine art of magical warfare. It wasn't just the protagonist squad, she powerleveled an ''entire ODST battalion'' to Take a Level in Badass
Badass.
* TrueCompanions: At first, the protagonist squad are just your average Helljumper team in the large war effort against the Covenant. Then they get an unusual VIP recovery mission, and it all goes crazy from there. Nevermind the fact that over half of them ''are'' related to each other somehow, they are closer than family come the end of their mage knight training
training.
* UnfortunateImplications: Directly invoked by Cheryl in chapter 8. To be fair, the implications were actually rather tame
tame.
* UnwittingPawn: The UNSC ''and'' the Covenant, all pawns in Evangeline's Gambit to take out the Office of Naval IntelligenceIntelligence.



* VoiceOfTheResistance: Kazumi and her Mahora [[ShoutOut Independence]] [[AceCombat Radio]]

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* VoiceOfTheResistance: Kazumi and her Mahora [[ShoutOut Independence]] [[AceCombat Radio]]Radio]].



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Just prior to the kidnapping of Konoka, Yuuna found herself trapped into confessing her crush on Makie. Fortunately, she was spared the indignation of being rejected by the kidnapping

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Just prior to the kidnapping of Konoka, Yuuna found herself trapped into confessing her crush on Makie. Fortunately, she was spared the indignation of being rejected by the kidnappingkidnapping.

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