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A dramatic fanfiction based in one of the many outrealms of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574281/1/Shattered-Reflection Shattered Reflection]]'' written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1318050/Natzo Natzo]] and hosted on FanFiction.Net has quickly become a popular retelling of the Awakening storyline since it's beginning on October 23, 2015. Fans are especially drawn to the unique portrayal of the Shepherds, and the main character, Rose, whose DarkAndTroubledPast both delights and traumatizes readers.

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A dramatic fanfiction based in one of the many outrealms of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574281/1/Shattered-Reflection Shattered Reflection]]'' written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1318050/Natzo Natzo]] and hosted on FanFiction.Net has quickly become a popular retelling of the Awakening storyline since it's its beginning on October 23, 2015. Fans are especially drawn to the unique portrayal of the Shepherds, and the main character, Rose, whose DarkAndTroubledPast both delights and traumatizes readers.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler:Rose and Robins' mother Morgana turns out to be this to Rose herself.]]

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler:Rose and Robins' Robin's mother Morgana turns out to be this to Rose herself.]]



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler:Morgana is as strong as the superhuman Rose despite her age because she of all the farming she did on her own.]]

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler:Morgana is as strong as the superhuman Rose despite her age because she of all the farming she did on her own.]]



** During the battle for Ylisstol, the Shepherds account for anything that could reasonable happen in order to repel the invading army. Their back-up plans wind up having back-up plans, and ''all'' of them become necessary.

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** During the battle for Ylisstol, the Shepherds account for anything that could reasonable reasonably happen in order to repel the invading army. Their back-up plans wind up having back-up plans, and ''all'' of them become necessary.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Robin and Rose work their tails off to win battles for the Shepherds and do everything they possibly can to keep as many people alive as possible. Nonetheless, due to their Plegian origins, very few of the initial Shepards offer them the approval they've earned, either being blatant and unironic racists, or just showing utter indifference to their efforts and the troubles they're going through. They have, for the most part, just gotten used to it. Fortunately, most of the Shepherds have been getting better about it. At least for now.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Robin and Rose work their tails off to win battles for the Shepherds and do everything they possibly can to keep as many people alive as possible. Nonetheless, due to their Plegian origins, very few of the initial Shepards Sheperds offer them the approval they've earned, either being blatant and unironic racists, or just showing utter indifference to their efforts and the troubles they're going through. They have, for the most part, just gotten used to it. Fortunately, most of the Shepherds have been getting better about it. At least for now.



* EvilIsNotAToy: Rose herself has good intentions, but she risks going rampant when using her Fell Dragon powers because its inherently evil nature.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: Rose herself has good intentions, but she risks going rampant when using her Fell Dragon powers because of its inherently evil nature.


* NamedByTheAdaptation: The generic village maiden Chrom marries as a last resort in the game is named Arianne.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: NamedByTheAdaptation:
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The generic village maiden Chrom marries as a last resort in the game is named Arianne.Arianne.
** The dragon who blood-bonded with Hezul in Jugdral's ancient history is given the name Kalameet.


* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:Vaike's distaste for Rose is enough to where when they are contemplating how to deal with her (as he believes that even if she isn't their Grima her power could bolster his if killed by the Fell Dragon), he makes a suggestion to use her children as leverage. Miriel immediately gets on his case for every thinking of finishing the suggestion and Frederick, who has made it clear he doesn't trust her, even finds the notion distasteful.]]

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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:Vaike's distaste for Rose is enough to where when they are contemplating how to deal with her (as he believes that even if she isn't their Grima her power could bolster his if killed by the Fell Dragon), he makes a suggestion to use her children as leverage. Miriel immediately gets on his case for every thinking even ''thinking'' of finishing the suggestion and Frederick, who has made it clear he doesn't trust her, even finds the notion distasteful.]]



* FantasticRacism: Robin and Rose are Plegian, biologically. This causes some friction with the more militant Shepherds, specifically Frederick, Sully, and Vaike, who don't trust them and make sure to let them know it. Frequently. And with lots of mean words. [[spoiler: [[CharacterDevelopment While they get better about it over time,]] much to [[TheCynic Rose's]] surprise and disbelief, the reveal that they are also Fellbloods reignites the friction.]]

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* FantasticRacism: Robin and Rose are Plegian, biologically. This causes some friction with the more militant Shepherds, specifically Frederick, Sully, and Vaike, who don't trust them and make sure to let them know it. Frequently. And with lots of mean words. [[spoiler: [[spoiler:While they get [[CharacterDevelopment While they get better better]] about it over time,]] time, much to [[TheCynic Rose's]] surprise and disbelief, the reveal that they are also Fellbloods reignites the friction.]]


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Robin and Rose work their tails off to win battles for the Shepherds and do everything they possibly can to keep as many people alive as possible. Nonetheless, due to their Plegian origins, none of the Shepherds save Chrom ever offer them the approval they've earned, with the rest either being blatant and unironic racists, or just showing utter indifference to their efforts and the troubles they're going through. They have, for the most part, just gotten used to it. Fortunately, most of the Shepherds have been getting better about it. At least for now.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Robin and Rose work their tails off to win battles for the Shepherds and do everything they possibly can to keep as many people alive as possible. Nonetheless, due to their Plegian origins, none very few of the Shepherds save Chrom ever initial Shepards offer them the approval they've earned, with the rest either being blatant and unironic racists, or just showing utter indifference to their efforts and the troubles they're going through. They have, for the most part, just gotten used to it. Fortunately, most of the Shepherds have been getting better about it. At least for now.


* BlackAndGreyMorality: Aside from Chrom and Robin, everyone on the Shepherds and the forces of good have plenty of characteristics that could be considered unflattering, at best. Most of them are [[FantasticRacism racist,]] judgmental, [[KnightTemplar fanatical,]] or just plain old [[LawfulStupid stupid.]] Nonetheless, they at least have moral centers to balance out their flaws and are genuinely seeking to do good, even if they don't always get it right. Unlike the BigBad [[EldritchAbomination Grima.]]



* FantasticRacism: Robin and Rose are Plegian, biologically. The Shepherds make sure to let them know about this. Frequently. And with lots of mean words. This was enough to cause many fans to start rooting for Rose to simply kill them all. [[spoiler: [[CharacterDevelopment They get better about it over time,]] [[TheCynic much to Rose's surprise and disbelief. It's unclear if they will retain that attitude.]]]]

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* FantasticRacism: Robin and Rose are Plegian, biologically. The Shepherds This causes some friction with the more militant Shepherds, specifically Frederick, Sully, and Vaike, who don't trust them and make sure to let them know about this.it. Frequently. And with lots of mean words. This was enough to cause many fans to start rooting for Rose to simply kill them all. [[spoiler: [[CharacterDevelopment They While they get better about it over time,]] time,]] much to [[TheCynic much to Rose's Rose's]] surprise and disbelief. It's unclear if disbelief, the reveal that they will retain that attitude.]]]]are also Fellbloods reignites the friction.]]



** Tiki and [[spoiler:Morgana]] know the full truth about who Rose is, while [[spoiler:Phila, Emmeryn, and Robin]] know an abridged version that omits the fact that the Shepherds were the ones who betrayed and murdered her.
** Only Robin, Rose, Phila, and Emmeryn know that [[spoiler:Morgana is the rightful heir to the Plegian throne]].

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** Initially, only Tiki and [[spoiler:Morgana]] know knew the full truth about who Rose is, while [[spoiler:Phila, Emmeryn, and Robin]] know an abridged version that omits the fact that the Shepherds were the ones who betrayed and murdered her.
her. It stays that way until Chapter 23.
** Only Robin, Rose, Phila, and Emmeryn know that [[spoiler:Morgana is the rightful heir to the Plegian throne]].throne]] until Chapter 24.


-->'''Miriel:''' I[[[YouMakeMeSic t]]] would be his word against that of Naga herself.

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-->'''Miriel:''' I[[[YouMakeMeSic t]]] [[YouMakeMeSic It]] would be his word against that of Naga herself.


* AdaptationalJerkass: The Shepherds are all far more racist and unlikable than they were in canon, especially Vaike, Sully, and Frederick.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: The A few of the Shepherds are all far more racist and unlikable than they were in canon, especially Vaike, Sully, and Frederick.


* AbusiveParents: Validar definitely counts. Even if you don't include the fact that [[spoiler: in both universes, he had one of his own children killed in a sick ritual of blood.]] [[spoiler: This makes his [[CatharsisFactor eventual]] [[KarmicDeath death]] [[SmitingEvilFeelsGood and soul binding]] [[TheDogBitesBack at the hands of Rose]] especially enjoyable.]]

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* AbusiveParents: Validar definitely counts. Even if you don't include the fact that [[spoiler: in both universes, he had one of his own children killed in a sick ritual of blood.]] [[spoiler: This makes his [[CatharsisFactor eventual]] eventual [[KarmicDeath death]] [[SmitingEvilFeelsGood and soul binding]] [[TheDogBitesBack at the hands of Rose]] especially enjoyable.]]



* AdaptationalKarma: A bit downplayed, in that he did eventually die in the original story, but Validar's fate in ''Shattered Reflection'' tends to be seen as ''much'' more [[CatharsisFactor satisfying.]]

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* AdaptationalKarma: A bit downplayed, in that he did eventually die in the original story, but Validar's fate in ''Shattered Reflection'' tends to be seen as ''much'' more [[CatharsisFactor satisfying.]]


** Vaike has an even worse one in Chapter 24 when he suggests going after Rose's children to neutralize her as a threat.

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** Vaike has an even worse one in Chapter 24 when he [[spoiler:he suggests going after Rose's children to neutralize her as a threat.threat]].



* NotQuiteTheRightThing: [[spoiler: Second timeline Chrom murdering Rose under the justification that he needs to end Fellblood lineage and sever Grima's ties to the world made sense, but horribly backfired in the long run. Naga ends up taking back her blessings, including the Falchions and the Fire Emblem. And since Rose survived, her power as the Fell Dragon did too and is now mass producing Risen automatically since she's no longer there to control it. Killing Grima and Rose has left the world in the same ZombieApocalypse situation as before, only now instead of having two solutions as in canon, they have none.]]

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: NotQuiteTheRightThing:
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[[spoiler: Second timeline Chrom murdering Rose under the justification that he needs to end Fellblood lineage and sever Grima's ties to the world made sense, but horribly backfired in the long run. Naga ends up taking back her blessings, including the Falchions and the Fire Emblem. And since Rose survived, her power as the Fell Dragon did too and is now mass producing Risen automatically since she's no longer there to control it. Killing Grima and Rose has left the world in the same ZombieApocalypse situation as before, only now instead of having two solutions as in canon, they have none.]]



** Miriel to Vaike when he suggests hurting Rose's children.
--->'''Vaike:''' ...We could take matters into our own hands. Her kids... they are her weakn-\\

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** Miriel to Vaike when he suggests hurting [[spoiler:hurting Rose's children.
children]].
--->'''Vaike:''' ...We could take matters into our own hands. Her [[spoiler:Her kids... they are her weakn-\\weakn-]]\\


* AlternateTimeline: Four so far.

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* AlternateTimeline: Four so far. [[https://sta.sh/01mw4wd5jkiy This diagram]] explains it far better than words can (read it from bottom to top), but here's a brief overview:



** [[https://sta.sh/01mw4wd5jkiy This]] explains it far better than words can. Read from bottom to top

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Walhart has been reduced to nothing more than Morrigan and Grima's thrall.]]


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* ShootTheMessenger: Defied; Walhart assures a messenger from one of his vassals that he won't be punished for bringing said vassal's concerns to his attention.


* AdaptationalJerkass: The Shepherds are all far more racist and unlikable than they were in canon, especially Vaike, Sully, and Frederick.



* ArmorPiercingResponse: Miriel gets one in Chapter 24 when Sully demands that they convince Chrom to kill Robin and Rose; Miriel points out that Naga has directly shot down that idea already.
-->'''Miriel:''' I[[[YouMakeMeSic t]]] would be his word against that of Naga herself.



** Thorn, and by extension Rose, are literally backup twins for Falchion and Robin respectively since Thorn was made as a backup in case Chrom or Robin where to fall.

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** Thorn, and by extension Rose, are literally backup twins for Falchion and Robin respectively since Thorn was made as a backup in case Chrom or Robin where were to fall.



* KickTheDog: After the big InternalReveal, Frederick actually suggests killing the Fellbloods-
-->'''Naga:''' '''Do not finish that sentence, knight.'''

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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After the big InternalReveal, Frederick actually suggests killing the Fellbloods-
-->'''Naga:''' '''Do not finish that sentence, knight.'''
Fellbloods.
** Vaike has an even worse one in Chapter 24 when he suggests going after Rose's children to neutralize her as a threat.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Miriel is normally a stoic woman, but when Vaike goes as far as to threaten Rose's children, she actually starts yelling at him.


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* ShutUpHannibal: A variation in that the "Hannibals" in these cases are more like {{Nominal Hero}}es.
** Naga to Frederick when he suggests killing the Fellbloods.
--->'''Frederick:''' Pardon my insolence, Lady Naga, but I must ask! How can you trust her? How can ''we'' trust ''them''? Isn't she the Fell Dragon? Is Robin its vessel too? Should we not eliminate the Fellbloods, like Exalt Au–\\
'''Naga:''' '''Do not finish that sentence, knight.'''
** Miriel to Vaike when he suggests hurting Rose's children.
--->'''Vaike:''' ...We could take matters into our own hands. Her kids... they are her weakn-\\
'''Miriel:''' Do not finish that sentence! I am willing to discuss intelligent plans, but I will not lower myself to such actions!


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* TheSpock: Miriel prefers cold logic over emotion. Unusually, she is portrayed as being more morally sound than [[TheMcCoy Frederick, Vaike, and Sully]], who are letting their racial prejudices against Plegia get the better of them and letting their emotions cloud their judgement.


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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Vaike, Sully, and Frederick all believe that they could stop Grima's plans just by killing Robin and Rose. Miriel, on the other hand, points out that Grima still has his vessel from the future and could father new children through him or grant his bloodline to some other guy, and he's simply had too long to set everything up to be undone by an inconvenience like the deaths of the current Fellbloods.


** [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin and the Hoshidan royals]] show up at the end of chapter 12, where Grima stops Mikoto's assassination to reclaim some old weapons of his.]]

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** [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin and the Hoshidan royals]] show up at the end of chapter Chapter 12, where Grima stops Mikoto's assassination to reclaim some old weapons of his.]]


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** In Chapter 24, after Owain hears a prophecy about his daughter [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Ophelia]], the story cuts across time and space to her sneezing.


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* DramaticIrony: Owain hopes his daughter won't become a dark mage, worried about her prancing about in an outfit as revealing as Tharja's. Anyone who's played ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' knows Ophelia is, in fact, a dark mage, and her outfit is actually a little ''more'' revealing than Tharja's.


* CallForward: Henry's crows give his son Owain a prophecy about his daughter [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Ophelia]].



* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Played for laughs in Chapter 24 when [[spoiler:Priam]] proposes to Say'ri; Yen'fay has to be physically restrained from mauling the poor dude.

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* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Played for laughs in Chapter 24 when [[spoiler:Priam]] Priam proposes to Say'ri; Yen'fay has to be physically restrained from mauling the poor dude.



** Rose was married to her timeline's version of Chrom, and Lon'qu and Olivia are already a couple before the story proper begins. In addition, Chapter 17 reveals all of the official pairings of the story: [[spoiler:Robin/Tiki, Nowi/Donnel, Lissa/Henry, Maribelle/Ricken, Libra/Tharja, Anna/Gregor, Frederick/Miriel, Vaike/Panne, Sully/Kellam, Gaius/Sumia, Cordelia/Stahl, Virion/Cherche, Basilio/Flavia, Priam/Say'ri, and Emmeryn/[[OriginalCharacter Aedan]].]]

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** Rose was married to her timeline's version of Chrom, and Lon'qu and Olivia are already a couple before the story proper begins. In addition, Chapter 17 reveals all of the official pairings of the story: [[spoiler:Robin/Tiki, Robin/Tiki, Nowi/Donnel, Lissa/Henry, Maribelle/Ricken, Libra/Tharja, Anna/Gregor, Frederick/Miriel, Vaike/Panne, Sully/Kellam, Gaius/Sumia, Cordelia/Stahl, Virion/Cherche, Basilio/Flavia, Priam/Say'ri, and Emmeryn/[[OriginalCharacter Aedan]].]]



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Henry can communicate with his pet crows, and his child [[spoiler:Owain]] inherits his ability.

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Henry can communicate with his pet crows, and his child [[spoiler:Owain]] Owain inherits his ability.


* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Henry can communicate with his pet crows, and his child [[spoiler:Owain]] inherits his ability.



* WordOfGod:
** The author Natzo has explained in their end notes of their chapters the details of certain aspects of the story like the other fanmade Future Kids, the numbers for the wars, what the characters have been wearing, etc.
** Natzo has also made a diagram for Chapter 22 to explain the timeline and explain a crucial part of the story's events. [[spoiler:The diagram explains that the two Lucinas (one called Nasty!Lucina and Nice!Lucina by Natzo) along with their group had actually SWITCHED timelines when F!Robin tried to protect them from F!Grima when she tried to stop them. The Lucina seen in Present Robin's timeline is not only Nice!Lucina but also is actually Rose's future daughter she had with Chrom with Morgan and Marc as her twin siblings. Meanwhile, Nasty!Lucina is from Future Robin's timeline and went to the wrong timeline much the same way. This is why the events of the first chapter happens and why Rose was automatically suspect no. 1, it's because she never existed in her timeline.]]

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