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1Once Upon A Shooting Star is a CrossOver FanFic created by the Website/{{deviantART}} user and Troper {{Tropers/RoyalFanatic}} (sometimes called RF) mainly based on VideoGame/GuitarHero and VideoGame/RockBand, but tying in [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} bands]] [[Franchise/MortalKombat composed]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros of]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog characters]] [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie from]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia many,]] [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 MANY]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX other]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII games.]]께The fiction focuses on ActionGirl Jocelyn Michaels and her band, Explosive Underbelly! Version 2, known more commonly as V.2 to distinguish from her brother's band of the same name. Consisting of Joc, her [[LikeBrotherAndSister pretty-much-brother]] Albert "Al" Makar, [[TechnoWizard computer-savvy]] guitarist Grace Williams, and Sharky, [[TeamDad the man who pretty much raised the Michaels twins,]] V.2 strives to reach the Rock Immortals challenge in the midst of musicians hearing a strange voice, collapsing on stage and even disappearing. After Al is told by a little psychic girl of [[TheChosenOne "the chosen sixteen"]] and the threat of [[BigBad "the other side",]] V.2 finds themselves caught in the whirlwind of mystery.께But [[YouAreNotAlone they are not alone.]] Soon, two other bands join them, and they seek out the final few chosen, learn more of the once-shrouded Redemption Organization, and, ultimately, set out to [[SavingTheWorld save the world.]]께RF has also written oneshots to supplement this work; they may also be cited here.께Additionally, she plans on writing '''''five''''' sequels to this. This page may [[TropeOverdosed grow rapidly over time...]]께[[ Ladies and Gentlemen... ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!?]]께-----!!This series contains examples of:께* AloneInACrowd: Al's first encounter with the psychic girl. And with [[spoiler:Lou's]] voice.* AnimalMotifs: Mikomi has fox ears and a tail that appear when embarrassed or overexcited. Gancena wears white tiger ears and a tail on stage, and eventually even [[spoiler:gains the ability to call white tigers to her aid.]]* AuthorAvatar: Joc is one for RF. Gancena is a ''modification'' of the AuthorAvatar for [[{{Tropers/Gancena}} This Troper.]]* BigBad: [[spoiler:Lou the Devil of VideoGame/GuitarHero 3 fame.]]* BiTheWay: Al. Though the story hasn't mentioned it, WordOfGod sure has.** Until now: Chapter 31 refers to the oneshot ''Had it Been Love'', [[spoiler:Al's side of a love affair gone terribly wrong...'''WITH LLOYD''']].* {{Cameo}}: Due to the sheer number of bands made up of canon characters, some bands end up having more screen time than others. [[WordOfGod RF]] intends to rectify this in later sagas.* ChivalrousPervert: Lloyd Ivangale, though he's turned around some of his ways for Joc's sake.* CliffHanger: [=RoyalFanatic=] LOVES doing this.* DeadpanSnarker: Gabriel and Mikomi both.* DoggedNiceGirl / TheWoobie: Goddammit, you just want to give [[spoiler:Grace]] a hug by the end of it.* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me]] [[spoiler:[[DoNotCallMePaul Ana]]]]: See MeaningfulRename below.* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler:Lou to Joc during the second attack on Hell.]]* EvilSoundsDeep: [[spoiler:Lou's telepathic]] voice is bolded, implying this.* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Al and Meru. The teasing begins after the ''very first meeting.''* ExpandedUniverse: The 200 Theme Project, a series of oneshots elaborating on what the characters feel throughout Shooting Star and its sequels.* FiveManBand: The midleaders, who also double as a [[DarkerAndEdgier less goofy and far more sadistic]] version of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.** [[strike:TheHero]] TheDragon: Lance** TheLancer: Morocco** TheSmartGuy: Uther** TheBigGuy: Briggs** TheChick: Adrian** TheSixthRanger: Wes* {{Foreshadowing}}: [=RoyalFanatic=] seems to be in love with this, too. In fact, she [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] both this and [[CliffHanger cliff hangers]] in her Artist's Comments whenever she employs them.* GirlOfMyDreams: Al dreams of Meru before meeting her.* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: [[spoiler:Poor Grace.]] She is ''forced'' to admit this about [[spoiler:Al]] during Chapter 13.* HeroicBSOD: A MAJOR one for Joc after [[spoiler:Al disappears]], and then a relatively smaller one for Gancena after [[spoiler: she learns about Raiden's capture]].* HoldingHands: At the ''very'' end of [[ShipTease Chapter 29...]]* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Raiden (Yes, [[Franchise/MortalKombat that]] Raiden) and Gancena. He's seven feet tall. She's 5'7". This has been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by several characters.* IconicItem: V.2 is best known for the purple masquerade masks they wear on and off stage. Grace and Sharky had the same masks [[spoiler: when a part of the band]] in different colors, and [[spoiler:even '''before''' finding Joc,]] Orion and Meru have the same purple masks as well.** Lloyd and his father's hat fit this as well [[spoiler:even though he loses it during the battling at Austin]].** All the hypnotized musicians have these as well: [[spoiler:for example, Al's mask was the key that saved him]].* InTheHood: The psychic girl wears a cloak and hood that covers all but her mouth; had she not spoken, you'd never know she was a girl!* LectureAsExposition: Two examples:** Subverted in Al's first meeting with the psychic girl given that her exposition is so vague the readers don't understand what she's saying until a little later.** Played straight in Chapter 18 in which [[spoiler:the identity and motives of the BigBad are revealed to every single band that's appeared in the story thus far.]]* LikeBrotherAndSister: Al and Joc. ''Frequently'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].* LoveAtFirstSight: Appears to be this way for Al and Meru.* MeaningfulRename: Gancena; only her brother refers to her by her birth name.* MomentKiller: [[spoiler:Al,]] ''right'' as [[CannotSpitItOut Gancena's about to confess to Raiden...]]* [[MrExposition Mr. Exposition]]: Zet Travis, reporter/journalist of V.2.** He's given a few reports [[spoiler:including what's happen to V.2]] after chapter 15, and [[spoiler:is the one who tells everyone about Lou]] in chapter 18. * ObliviousToLove: Al. This is most clearly shown in the theme [[ Liar.]] This causes problems during the course of that story.** And it only gets ''worse'' with himself and Meru.* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Joc and Al.* OppositesAttract: Joc and Lloyd. A chaste, level-headed lady with a bold ChivalrousPervert... yeah, they're this.* OriginalCharacter: Yeah, they're there, all right.* ParentalAbandonment: Meru, left behind at ''a year old.'' Thank the gods for Nanny and Orion...* PhotographicMemory: Gancena. But it ''can'' falter at times...* PreMortemOneLiner: ''"Begone, Satan! You will plague us no longer!"''* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Al has five of these while he's unconscious. The second one was a case of GirlOfMyDreams.* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Meru* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:The pet tiger Gancena gains]] is called Bubastis, a reference to ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}.'' This is not stated in the fic, but rather, it is the reasoning of the friend who suggested it. * TearJerker: [[spoiler:Grace's death]]* TheChosenOne: Sixteen of them.* TheStoic: Gabriel and Orion only ''appear'' this way.* TrueCompanions: The chosen, naturally.* WeCanRuleTogether: Lance's proposal to Al during Chapter 13.* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Canon characters aside, just look at Meru and Orion. She has ''turquoise'' hair. Subverted with Orion though: his ''is'' dyed purple.


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