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* HealthyInHeaven: Maria's ghost doesn't have NIDS and is perfectly healthy

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The fic can also be [[https://archiveofourown.org/series/518767 read here]] on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn.


* ISeeDeadPeople: Christian can see Maria, and so can his dog, but few others can.

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* ISeeDeadPeople: Christian can see Maria, and so can his dog, but few most others can.can't.
* KarmicSTD: A scientist who had been sexually abusing Maria since age five contracted terminal NIDS from her. This isn't revealed until [[spoiler:after he had already died, from being shot by Maria's adult friend for trying to rape her rather than because of the illness itself.]]


''Echoes of Eternity'' is a duo of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fics by [=SnickerToodles=] that are themed around Shadow and Maria Robotnik.

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''Echoes of Eternity'' is a duo series of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fics by [=SnickerToodles=] that are themed around Shadow and Maria Robotnik.


* TheSixties: Maria's mentioned to have died in 1962, meaning that most of ''The Promise'' takes place in the 1960s.

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* TheSixties: Maria's mentioned to have died in 1962, meaning that most of ''The Promise'' takes place in the 1960s.1960s (with the early chapters being set in the 1950s).



* TragicAIDSStory: Similar to in canon, Maria is still this in all but name. Maria was born with an autoimmune disease called NIDS. She was given it by her dying mother. Unlikely to survive long on Earth, Gerald raised Maria on ARK to try and find a cure for her, however Maria still gets weaker with each year. Even if she hadn't been killed it would have been unlikely she would have survived much longer. NIDS in this fic is even more similar to AIDS than in canon, as it can only be transmitted either through blood or through sexual contact.

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* TragicAIDSStory: Similar to in canon, Maria is still this in all but name. Maria was born with an autoimmune disease called NIDS. She was given it by her dying mother. Unlikely to survive long on Earth, Gerald raised raises Maria on ARK to try and find a cure for her, however Maria still gets weaker with each year. Even if she hadn't been killed it would have been unlikely she would have survived much longer. NIDS in this fic is even more similar to AIDS than in canon, as it can only be transmitted either through blood or through sexual contact.


* DeadPersonConversation:
** Just before his execution Gerald talks to Maria's ghost. A soldier is briefly able to see her as well.
** Christian can see Maria, and so can his dog, but few others can.

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* DeadPersonConversation:
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DeadPersonConversation: Just before his execution Gerald talks to Maria's ghost. A soldier is briefly able to see her as well.
** Christian can see Maria, and so can his dog, but few others can.
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* ISeeDeadPeople: Christian can see Maria, and so can his dog, but few others can.


''Echoes of Eternity'' is a trilogy of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fics by [=SnickerToodles=] that are themed around Shadow and Maria Robotnik.

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''Echoes of Eternity'' is a trilogy duo of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fics by [=SnickerToodles=] that are themed around Shadow and Maria Robotnik.


* FirstNameBasis: It's mentioned that Abraham's mother tried to get Maria to call her "Lucy", but Maria always used "Mrs. Tower"


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* LastNameBasis: It's mentioned that Abraham's mother tried to get Maria to call her "Lucy", but Maria always used "Mrs. Tower".


* BloodSplatteredInnocents: In front of Maria [[spoiler:Rei]] violently shoots the man who [[spoiler:had been sexually abusing Maria]]. She ends up splattered in blood and traumatized.

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* BloodSplatteredInnocents: In front of Maria Maria, [[spoiler:Rei]] violently shoots the man who [[spoiler:had been sexually abusing Maria]]. She ends up splattered in blood and traumatized.


* {{Timeskip}}: Chapter 4 skips five years into the future.

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* {{Timeskip}}: Chapter 4 of ''The Promise'' skips five years into the future.


** Maria doesn't have much adult supervision because her grandfather is busy. ARK is huge and not everyone on it has the best of intentions. This leaves Maria an easy target for predators. When a man begins sexually abusing Maria, she's too scared to tell anyone. Even after the truth comes out no one initially believes it because the man was respected amongst the others.

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** Maria doesn't have much adult supervision because her grandfather is busy. ARK is huge and not everyone on it has the best of intentions. This leaves Maria an easy target for predators. When a man begins sexually abusing Maria, she's too scared to tell anyone. Even after the truth comes out no one initially believes it because the man was respected amongst the others.others and Maria is still too scared to confirm the allegations.


* DeadPersonConversation: Just before his execution Gerald talks to Maria's ghost. A soldier is briefly able to see her as well.

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* DeadPersonConversation: DeadPersonConversation:
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Just before his execution Gerald talks to Maria's ghost. A soldier is briefly able to see her as well.well.
** Christian can see Maria, and so can his dog, but few others can.


* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12759766/1/Black-White Black-White]]'' is an {{interquel}} short story set during the five year timeskip.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12759766/1/Black-White Black-White]]'' Black & White]]'' is an {{interquel}} short story set during the five year timeskip.


* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: Used at the start of chapter 3 of ''The Promise''. Maria avoids thinking about what's happening by staring at the light of her vital monitors and pretending they're fireflies on Earth.



* PublicExecution: [[spoiler:Rei]] was supposed to be sent to Earth to be given justice but instead they had Shadow execute him. This was done in front of Maria so that Maria would learn to fear Shadow. The excuse given to his family was that he tried to escape and accidentally ended in the Biolizard chamber.

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* PublicExecution: PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averted. Rei mentions that as a child he was bullied for being of Sajipean (Japanese) descendance.
* PublicExecution:
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[[spoiler:Rei]] was supposed to be sent to Earth to be given justice but instead they had Shadow execute him. This was done in front of Maria so that Maria would learn to fear Shadow. The excuse given to his family was that he tried to escape and accidentally ended in the Biolizard chamber.
** Gerald is publicly executed.



* TheSixties: Maria's mentioned to have died in 1962, meaning that most of the story takes place in the 1960s.

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* TheSixties: Maria's mentioned to have died in 1962, meaning that most of the story ''The Promise'' takes place in the 1960s.



* ThinkHappyThoughts: Used at the start of chapter 3 of ''The Promise''. Maria avoids thinking about what's happening by staring at the light of her vital monitors and pretending they're fireflies on Earth.



* TragicAIDSStory: Similar to in canon, Maria is still this in all but name. Maria was born with NIDS. She was given it by her dying mother. Unlikely to survive long on Earth, Gerald raised Maria on ARK to try and find a cure for her, however Maria still gets weaker with each year. Even if she hadn't been killed it would have been unlikely she would have survived much longer. NIDS in this fic is even more similar to AIDS than in canon, as it can only be transmitted either through blood or through sexual contact.

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* TragicAIDSStory: Similar to in canon, Maria is still this in all but name. Maria was born with an autoimmune disease called NIDS. She was given it by her dying mother. Unlikely to survive long on Earth, Gerald raised Maria on ARK to try and find a cure for her, however Maria still gets weaker with each year. Even if she hadn't been killed it would have been unlikely she would have survived much longer. NIDS in this fic is even more similar to AIDS than in canon, as it can only be transmitted either through blood or through sexual contact.



* WouldNotHurtAChild: The soldiers don't want to kill Maria, however someone has to follow the orders. Thus they all shoot her.

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* WouldNotHurtAChild: The soldiers don't want to kill Maria, however someone has to follow the orders. Thus they all ''all'' shoot her.


[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12921331/1/The-Memory The Memory]]'' is a sequel to ''The Promise''. In it, Maria is a ghost who is stuck drifting Earth looking for Shadow. After several years she meets a boy named Christian who can see and touch her. Believing he can help her find Shadow, Maria befriends Christian and stays with him.

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[[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12921331/1/The-Memory The Memory]]'' is a sequel to ''The Promise''. In it, Maria is a ghost who is stuck drifting Earth looking for Shadow. After several years she meets a boy named Christian who can see and touch her. Believing he can help her find Shadow, Maria befriends Christian and stays with him.

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