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The story currently has three volumes of twenty chapters, and a fourth has begun as of April 9, 2018. The story can also be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12452809/1/Second-Generation on Fanfiction.net]]. The author has gone on record to state that the main version is the one on the RWBY Amino.

As of December 2018, the series appears to have been [[OrphanedSeries Orphaned]] with the deletion of the original account.

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The story currently has three four volumes of twenty chapters, and a fourth fifth has begun as of April 9, September, 2018. The story can also be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12452809/1/Second-Generation on Fanfiction.net]]. The author has gone on record to state that the main version is the one on the RWBY Amino.

As of December 2018, the series appears to have been [[OrphanedSeries Orphaned]] with the deletion of the original account.Amino account. However, it was saved as of January 2019, with a ChannelHop and reinvigoration on the FFN version.



* AchillesHeel:Verse, due to an encounter with a Boarbatusk early on, has a scar on his left shoulder. It gets used against him when [[spoiler: Licorice stabs him in the aftermath of the Storm Arc]]

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* AchillesHeel:Verse, AchillesHeel: Verse, due to an encounter with a Boarbatusk early on, has a scar on his left shoulder. It gets used against him when [[spoiler: Licorice stabs him in the aftermath of the Storm Arc]]



* BlowYouAway: Anyone using Wind Dust can accomplish this, but Lyla has nearly mastered this in combat.

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* BlowYouAway: Anyone using Wind Dust can accomplish this, but Lyla has nearly mastered this in combat. [[TheStrategist Verse]] occasionally picks this up as well.



* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Hibiscus gets caught in an explosion at the Volume 3 finale. It’s unclear whether or not she’ll live or die, but definite harm was done.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Hibiscus gets caught in an explosion at the Volume 3 finale. It’s unclear whether or not she’ll live or die, but definite harm was done.]] As it turns out, [[spoiler: she lived, but is now completely deaf and scarred for life.]]



** Team VOLN gets a full one in Chapter 90 with Formations Tatsumaki and Blitz. Lyla and Verse sweep up a tornado around [[spoiler: Qara]], while Orion uses his CombatClairvoyance to guide Noir, who unleashes [[MoreDakka dozens of bullets]] at once. [[spoiler: Too bad it wasn't enough to take down Qara.]]



** Qara. The man can trek through miles of desert on foot and [[spoiler: NoSell a CombinationAttack from all of Team VOLN without exhausting himself.]]



* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Jericho to Qara]] in Chapter 90.



* StoneWall: Qara's fighting style, alongside [[MightyGlacier his ridiculous strength]], is his ability to tank and NoSell hits from any source. [[spoiler: Even a CombinationAttack from Team VOLN couldn't stop him from reaching the Shadowed Sword.]]



* UnflinchingWalk: Implied to be Qara's fighting style, given that he completely [[NoSell No Sells]] anything and is able to trek across the Vacuese desert on foot while VOLN needed an airship to do so.



** Chapter 84. A mysterious black sword has fallen from the sky and embedded itself in the ground in Vacuo. It seems to have some effect on the world's weather, causing disasters on a global scale across Remnant.
** Chapter 89: [[spoiler: Qara gets to the Sword before the heroes and pulls it out of the ground, completely [[NoSell ignoring]] all of their attacks with an UnflichingWalk.]] ]]
** Chapter 90: [[spoiler: Jericho pulls a GrandTheftMe on Qara, revealing to Verse the true nature of the Brothers' games with him. Verse now has one week to prepare for an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny.]]



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Sky uses this as a means to break Verse out of his HeroicBSOD after [[spoiler: losing his cloak.]] It works.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Sky uses this as a means to break Verse out of his HeroicBSOD after [[spoiler: losing his cloak.]] cloak. It works.


** Volume three showed [[spoiler: Centani and his brother [[DarkIsEvil Jericho]] watching over the world of Remnant, commenting about their “Champions.”]]
** Volume 4 had [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Jericho]] looking down at Qara, confirming him as Jericho's champion after he finally possessed all the relics.]]

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** Volume three showed [[spoiler: Centani and his brother [[DarkIsEvil Jericho]] watching over the world of Remnant, commenting about their “Champions.”]]
"Champions."]]
** Volume 4 had [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Jericho]] Jericho looking down at Qara, confirming him as Jericho's champion after he finally possessed all the relics.]]


As of December 2018, the series appears to have been [[Or0hanedSeries Orphaned]] with the deletion of the original account. ]]

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As of December 2018, the series appears to have been [[Or0hanedSeries [[OrphanedSeries Orphaned]] with the deletion of the original account. ]]


As of December 2017, the FFN version appears to have been discontinued, but the fanfic is still being published on the Amino.

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As of December 2017, 2018, the FFN version series appears to have been discontinued, but [[Or0hanedSeries Orphaned]] with the fanfic is still being published on deletion of the Amino.original account. ]]


** Volume 4 had [[spoiler; [[BiggerBad Jericho]] looking down at Qara, confirming him as Jericho's champion after he finally possessed all the relics.]]

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** Volume 4 had [[spoiler; [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Jericho]] looking down at Qara, confirming him as Jericho's champion after he finally possessed all the relics.]]


* CompanionCube: Verse seems really fond of his cloak. [[spoiler: It's all ge gas left of his MissingMom.]]

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* CompanionCube: Verse seems really fond of his cloak. [[spoiler: It's all ge gas he has left of his MissingMom.]]

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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The final confrontation of the volume four finale takes place amidst [[spoiler: the burning Initiate campground]].


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** [[spoiler: Finally settled one and for all in the volume 4 finale. Qara wins.]]


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* CoupDeGrace: [[spoiler: Qara]] delivers one to [[spoiler: Pine]] at the end of Chapter 79.


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* EvilVsEvil: [[spoiler: Qara vs. Baki in the volume 4 finale. Qara wins and claims the relics.]]


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** This happens to [[spoiler: Headmaster Pine]] at the end of chapter 79, courtesy of [[spoiler: Qara]].


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* NeckLift: How [[spoiler: Qara kills Baki]] at the end of volume 4. The victor lifts the loser by the neck, crushing it in hand for the kill.


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** Volume 4 had [[spoiler; [[BiggerBad Jericho]] looking down at Qara, confirming him as Jericho's champion after he finally possessed all the relics.]]


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** Chapter 79. [[spoiler: Headmaster Pine goes after Qara trying to reclaim his cane and the other relics, but gets killed for his efforts. Baki then reveals himself to Qara and a final showdown is about to begin.
** Chapter 80, the finale of Volume 4, ups the above with [[spoiler: the final showdown green Qara and Baki, where the winner will have all four relics. Qara kills Bski and finally steals them all for himself.]]


** [[spoiler: Verse's sister regularly appears to him as a spirit, alongside a mysterious man named Centani.]]

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** [[spoiler: Verse's sister regularly appears to him as a spirit, [[spoiler: alongside a mysterious man named Centani.]]



** Verse’s cloak and necklace also count, as they’re all he has left of his mother and his sister Sky, respectively. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with his cloak. Verse has been tailoring it little by little as he grows, to the point where it’s more his handiwork than his mother’s. [[spoiler: Sky uses this fact to help him get over it when he loses it in the Storm Trilogy.]]

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** [[spoiler: Verse’s cloak and necklace also count, as they’re all he has left of his mother and his sister Sky, respectively. respectively.]] [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with his cloak. Verse has been tailoring it little by little as he grows, to the point where it’s more his handiwork than his mother’s. [[spoiler: Sky uses this fact to help him get over it when he loses it in the Storm Trilogy.]]



* TheVoidBetweenWorlds: [[spoiler: The Spirit Realm is treated as a bizarre nonexistence between life and the Beyond.]]

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* TheVoidBetweenWorlds: VoidBetweenTheWorlds: [[spoiler: The Spirit Realm is treated as a bizarre nonexistence between life and the Beyond.]]



** Chapter 75 has Verse finally learn [[spoiler: why he can see [[DeadPersonConversation Sky]] and [[PhysicalGod Centani]]. It's because Verse was chosen by Centani himself as a "champion", destined to fight for the reclamation of the four relics. Centani also reveals the existence of the Spirit Realm, and how Sky has been lingering there. The chapter then ends with Sky's spirit [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence moving onward to the Beyond]] as she completes her UnfinishedBusiness. Now it seems like a final showdown between Verse and one of the Initiates is soon to come. However, which Initiate remains unclear.]]
* WhamLine: We get a major one in chapter 33, although the wham comes not in what is said, but who said it.
-->'''[[spoiler:Sky:]]''' “You really are an idiot, [[spoiler: Verse]]. You know that?”

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** Chapter 75 has Verse finally learn [[spoiler: why he can see [[DeadPersonConversation Sky]] and [[spoiler: [[PhysicalGod Centani]]. It's because Verse was chosen by Centani himself as a "champion", destined to fight for the reclamation of the four relics. Centani also reveals the existence of the Spirit Realm, and how Sky has been lingering there. The chapter then ends with Sky's spirit [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence moving onward to the Beyond]] as she completes her UnfinishedBusiness. ]] Now it seems like a final showdown between Verse and one of the Initiates is soon to come. However, which Initiate remains unclear.]]
unclear.
* WhamLine: We get a major one in chapter 33, although the wham comes not in what is said, but revealing that verse can communicate with sky, who said it.
-->'''[[spoiler:Sky:]]'''
was thought to be deceased.
-->'''Sky:'''
“You really are an idiot, [[spoiler: Verse]].Verse. You know that?”



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: Sky]] uses this as a means to [[spoiler: break Verse out of his HeroicBSOD after losing his cloak.]] It works.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler: Sky]] Sky uses this as a means to [[spoiler: break Verse out of his HeroicBSOD after [[spoiler: losing his cloak.]] It works.


* ArmorPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler: Sky]] delivers one to Verse when he is distraught over [[spoiler: losing his mother’s cape]]. It seems to be the turning point to snap him out of his HeroicBSOD.
--> '''[[spoiler: Sky]]''' [[spoiler: “So you lost Mom’s cloak. I didn’t realize that your entire personality was based on the clothes you wore. Besides, you’ve tailored it so much that it’s really not hers anymore. Don’t you recognize your own handiwork when you’re bearing it on your back?”]]

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler: Sky]] Sky delivers one to Verse when he is distraught over [[spoiler: losing his mother’s cape]]. It seems to be the turning point to snap him out of his HeroicBSOD.
--> '''[[spoiler: Sky]]''' '''Sky:''' [[spoiler: “So you lost Mom’s cloak. I didn’t realize that your entire personality was based on the clothes you wore. Besides, you’ve tailored it so much that it’s really not hers anymore. Don’t you recognize your own handiwork when you’re bearing it on your back?”]]



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Lyla did this against herself as a young child.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Lyla did this against herself as a young child.child, [[AllThereInTheManual according to her official character bio]].



* BlindedByTheLight: Nyanza can exploit this, using her [[LightEmUp Semblance]] as a bright flash to blind her opponents.

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* BlindedByTheLight: Nyanza can exploit [[ExploiedTrope exploit]] this, using her [[LightEmUp Semblance]] as a bright flash to blind her opponents.



** Another comes in the form of Verse's scarred shoulder from the Initiation Arc. [[spoiler: Licorice is able to get the drop on him, [[AttackItsWeakPoint attacking his weak point]], and taking him out of the fight.]]



* CompanionCube: Verse seems really fond of his cloak.

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* CompanionCube: Verse seems really fond of his cloak. [[spoiler: It's all ge gas left of his MissingMom.]]



* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler: Verse’s deceased sister Sky acts as Verse's spiritual advisor, communicating with him on a regular basis.]]

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* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler: Verse’s deceased sister Sky acts as Verse's spiritual advisor, communicating with him on a regular basis.basis.
** By Chapter 75, it appears that [[spoiler: [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence they can't speak anymore]].
]]



* FeatherMotif: Verse keeps a quill feather tucked behind his ear, and has been generally associated with feathers throughout the story.[[spoiler: As it turns out, he has a lot more on his back.]]

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* FeatherMotif: Verse keeps a quill feather tucked behind his ear, and has been generally associated with feathers throughout the story.[[spoiler: As it turns out, he has a lot more on his back.]]



* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: To break him out of his HeroicBSOD, [[spoiler: Sky comes back and berates Verse for dwelling on his past and the loss of his cloak.]]

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* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: To break him out of his HeroicBSOD, [[spoiler: Sky comes back and berates Verse for dwelling on his past and [[spoiler: the loss of his cloak.]]



* HandBlast: Cherie's weapon is a glove capable of this.

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* HandBlast: Cherie's weapon is a glove capable of an [[ShockAndAwe electric variant]] of this.



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Verse after losing his mother’s cloak during the Storm Trilogy.]] He resigns himself to bed for a chapter and lashes out in rage against his own teammates. It takes [[spoiler: Sky talking him down]] to bring him out of it.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Nearly everybody in the main series sacrificed themselves in the War of Salem.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Verse [[spoiler: Verse after losing his mother’s cloak during the Storm Trilogy.]] He resigns himself to bed for a chapter and lashes out in rage against his own teammates. It takes [[spoiler: Sky talking him down]] down to bring him out of it.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Nearly everybody in the main series sacrificed themselves in the War of Salem.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: This happens to Verse early on, but only in his shoulder. After a few weeks, he's back in commission. However, [[spoiler: it does leave a weak point where the scar is.]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: This happens to Verse early on, but only in his shoulder. After a few weeks, he's back in commission. However, [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun it does leave a weak point where the scar is.is]].]]



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Sky, Verse’s younger sister. Although how she can communicate with him is unknown.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Sky, Verse’s younger sister. Although how she can communicate with him is unknown.]]



* PosthumousCharacter: Olive and Sky Warden, and Mars Singh. [[spoiler: although Sky might not be quite as dead as we thought.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: Olive and Sky Warden, and Mars Singh. [[spoiler: although Although Sky might not be quite as dead as we thought.]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the teachers, but props go to Dr. Oro. He genuinely cares for his students, and even promises to keep Verse's secret. [[spoiler: Too bad that secret want able to last.]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the teachers, but props go to Dr. Oro. He genuinely cares for his students, and even promises to keep Verse's secret. [[spoiler: Too bad that secret want wasn't able to last.]]


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* TheVoidBetweenWorlds: [[spoiler: The Spirit Realm is treated as a bizarre nonexistence between life and the Beyond.]]


* CerebusSyndrome: The story gets noticeably darker after chapter 13. Even moreso after chapter 27 when Cobalt is revealed to be alive.
** It once again takes a darker turn when it’s revealed that [[spoiler: The Jericho Initiates want to bring the God of Darkness to Remnant.]]


** [[spoiler: Centani's connection with Verse is finally explained, as Verse is a "champion" chosen by Centani to fight [[BiggerBad Jericho's]] chosen champion.]]

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** [[spoiler: Centani's connection with Verse is finally explained, as Verse is a "champion" chosen by Centani to fight [[BiggerBad Jericho's]] Jericho's chosen champion.]]

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* SpiritWorld: The Spirit Realm acts as a place where spirits [[spoiler: like Sky]] with UnfinishedBusiness linger.


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: This happens to everyone upon death, unless they have some UnfinishedBusiness. Their spirit moves onward to the Beyond. [[spoiler: This is revealed with the ascension of Sky's spirit.]]



* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: Centani and Jericho are Remnant's gods odd Light and Darkness, respectively.]]

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* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: Centani and Jericho are Remnant's gods odd Light of Order and Darkness, Chaos, respectively.]]


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** [[spoiler: Centani's connection with Verse is finally explained, as Verse is a "champion" chosen by Centani to fight [[BiggerBad Jericho's]] chosen champion.]]


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* UnfinishedBusiness: It's revealed that spirits with unfinished business linger for a while in the Spiritual Realm. [[spoiler: It's how Verse can communicate with Sky.]]


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** Chapter 75 has Verse finally learn [[spoiler: why he can see [[DeadPersonConversation Sky]] and [[PhysicalGod Centani]]. It's because Verse was chosen by Centani himself as a "champion", destined to fight for the reclamation of the four relics. Centani also reveals the existence of the Spirit Realm, and how Sky has been lingering there. The chapter then ends with Sky's spirit [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence moving onward to the Beyond]] as she completes her UnfinishedBusiness. Now it seems like a final showdown between Verse and one of the Initiates is soon to come. However, which Initiate remains unclear.]]


* WhamLine: We get I've major one in chapter 33, although the when comes not in what is said, but who said it.
-->'''[[spoiler:Sky:]]''' “You really are an idiot, you know that?”

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* WhamLine: We get I've a major one in chapter 33, although the when wham comes not in what is said, but who said it.
-->'''[[spoiler:Sky:]]''' “You really are an idiot, you [[spoiler: Verse]]. You know that?”

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