Legends seldom die.
In the year 2000, the world was ravaged by Second Impact. But unlike certain other worlds where Second Impact occured, the this disaster not only destroyed most of the known world, but also unleashed an ancient energy known as "Magic" from a long dormant state.
While it contaminated much of the globe, twisting man and beast alike into unrecognizable forms, this "Magic" proved to be an abundant energy source. As a result technology improved in leaps and bounds within the following decade, and for a moment, it seemed like all of the conflict of Second Impact had been resolved.
Then, in the year 2012note Lelouch happened.
This is the story of Lelouch Lamepero- Sorry, Lelouch Vi Brittania, how he was pulled from his own dimension to be recruited for a poorly-conceived bid for power, and ultimately how his presence changed the world... for both good and ill.
contains will contain examples of:
- And Now for Someone Completely Different: Chapter 3 alternates between Lelouch and Kyon's perspectives, and neither of them even come close to interacting with each other. In fact, the two arn't even aware of each other untill much, much later.
- Action Prologue
- Antimagical Faction: Yakuza, for what little we see of them.
- Artifact Collection Agency: The Archivists, a not-very-secret organization that is a major backer of NERV and the Evangelion project. The group has denined any connections to the mysterious orginization known as SEELE.
- Author's Saving Throw: As a result of taking place in a world where Japan hadn't been conqured by Brittania, Nina's fear of
Elevensforginers has been replaced with a fear of everything else. But especially robots. Yep, it's a good thing nobody she knows is a robot or something...
- Badass Normal: Suzaku, Kamina, and Kallen pre-transformation is this. Rivalz wants to be this.
- Baleful Polymorph: Several examples: Shirley goes through Unwilling Roboticisation as a result of a villain's plan to mess with Lelouch. Euphemia goes through the same thing as an Emergency Transformation. Kallen is turned into a demon as a result of a Deal With Izinami Gone Horribly Right. Milly experiances this after some really nasty Phlebotinum Breakdown.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Kallen becomes a demon after a Deal With Izinami for magical power. Subverted in that she finds the new form annoying more than anything, and even that isn't too much of a problem with the proper use of Illusion spells. Also subverted in that Izinami thought that was indeed the best way to grant Kallen's wish.
- Become a Real Boy: Subverted. Of the members of iXIII, none of them are interested in gaining a Heart. Not even Xion (though as per Marie Sue's plan, she doesn't have much of a choice).
- Black-and-Grey Morality
- Blind Seer: Nunnally
- Disappeared Dad: Mao somehow gets the idea into his head that Keel Lorenz is his father, just because they both have white hair and wear a visor. Whether or not this is true is intentionally left vague. Oh, and Gendo Ikari, but You Should Know This Already.
- Deus ex Machina: Subverted, Xion is only alive because Marie Sue is using her as a vessel.
- Played for Laughs in almost every battle with Izinami's seven evil ex-boyfriends, ranging from Hades setting off the sprinkler system, to Axe Cop (who had not appeared anywhere else in the story until now) suddenly bursting through the door and cutting of Narylthotep's avatar's head beacuse his "Cop senses were tingling".
- Designated Hero: Kyon, for probably about the millionth time or something.
- Evasive Fight-Thread Episode: Lelouch and Suzaku never get a chance to finish a battle for one reason or another, while Shirley and Kallen have their fighting during the Tournament Arc inturrupted as well. On the other hand, Kallen vs. Suzaku, and Kyon vs. Xion have definite outcomes. For those interested, the winners are Suzaku and Xion, respectively.
- Elsewhere Fic: Despite being set in the Kingdom Hearts multiverse, the story doesn't involve any Disney, Square, or Kingdom Hearts characters aside from Xion and the Heartless. At least, untill the finale
- External Retcon: Where do I begin...
- Five-Man Band: By the end of the story we have multiple:
- The Black Knights
- Ashford Student Council
- Prism Rangers: Knights of the Roundnote
- SOS Brigade (with the Five-Man Band trope Invoked by Haruhi Suzumiya herself)
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Subverted for Lelouch. He has all of his memories from the canon Code Geass world, but most of them are pretty much useless.
- Possession Implies Mastery: Pretty much averted with Kyon and [[spoiler:The Keyblade]]. An (invoked) Training Montage just barely gets him past the first round of the tournament arc, and even then he only suceeds beacuse he fought a Joke Character that time. This power discrepancy becomes even more apparent in the finalie, when he lags behind Sora and company even with Nagato's last-ditch gift of rebuilding Kyon's body into a more sturdy form and a complete knowledge of every fighting style known to man.
- The Fair Folk: Marie Sue, exiled Queen of the Faries, is the Big Bad.
- Genki Girl: Hope
- Mary Sue: Defied by Hope, Lampshaded by Kyon, hopefully averted elsewhere Invoked by the character of the same name.
- Magnificent Bastard: Lelouch (obviously), Schneizel's Nobody, Itsuki's Nobody, Gendo Ikari, M. Bison...
- Mega Crossover
- Never Be a Hero: A major conflict in the story.
- Naïve Everygirl: Reconstructed. See Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism.
- The Multiverse: The world if Bonus Round is stated to be somewhere in the Kingdom Hearts multiverse, though this doesn't really become a major plot point untill the Tournament Arc.
- Oddly Small Organization: The Black Knights, and i XIII, lampshaded on both counts. Haruhi, on the other hand, wants to defy this trope by recruiting more members to the SOS Brigade, generally with unsuccessful results.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: iXIII, though they admittedly don't do much. And SEELE, of course, but You Should Know This Already.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: R.R. acts 'suspicously' like Winry Rockbell... beacuse she IS Winry Rockbell.
- Whole Plot Reference: An ongoing sub-plot where Adachi must defeat Izinami's seven evil ex-boyfriends. Seeing that she's a god, these include the likes of Loki, Hades, Narylthotep, Ba'al, Tyrant Baal, and Izinagi. Most of these end in bizzare anti-climaxes and Deus ex Machinas.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: A shade lighter than Code Geass.
- Sequel Hook: Overlord Xenon's name is dropped a few times...
- Tournament Arc: In the form of the M. Bison-sponsored "World Warriors" tournament, hosted by Tyrone King, and commentated by The Nostalgia Critic and Teddie. Yes, in all seriousness, that is the setup I'm going for. The only reason the main characters arn't knocked out in the preliminaries is beacuse Bison set up the whole thing as a trap so he could brainwash the greatest warriors on the planet into joining Shadaloo.
- Shipping: Intentionally vague for Lelouch, but nudged in favor of Lelouch X Shirley. For everyone else though, the main couples are Euphie X Suzaku, Ed X Winry, Adachi X Izanami, and a hint of Kyon X Xion.
- Smug Snake: You probably wouldn't belive me if I told you, so I'm going to wait untill I write the damn thing.
- Translation Convention: Since the story takes place in Japan, Japanese dailogue is written in English, but English dialogue is written in brackets <Like this>.
- The Magic Comes Back: An unforseen result of Second Impact. While the re-appearance of magic was hand-waved as the planet's insticntive reaction to an End-Of-The-World scenario, the real reason is that The reason for the "Contact Experiment" was to try an open the Gate of Dreams, which leads to Arcadia, the ancestral home of the Fey. SEELE's plan was to use the Gate fuse Earth with Arcadia, and allow Humanity to Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence just as the ancestors of the Fey had billions of years ago. While it turned out that it was impossible to fully open the Gate perminantly until the Guardians (I.E., the Angels) are destroyed, but partial opening caused a perminant spike in the world's magic level. Also, every world has it's own gate, and each world has Guardians tasked with protecting it, and Witches tasked with opening it furthur.
- The Stoic: The virus that causes various characters' Unwilling Roboticisation is supposed to gradually turn the infectee into this. Thankfully, the story leans more towards Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism on this end.
- What Could Have Been
- Originally, Solid Snake and Ezio would been in the story, and have teamed up.
- In the original outline, Kyon would have been a Nobody who erased his memories in an attempt to gain a Heart. Itsuki eventually Lampshades this by telling Kyon this story during a major Reveal, but then says he made that whole story up just to prove Kyon how good a liar he really is.
- Akuma, Sho Minamimoto and Barry The Chopper would have joined the Black Knights, though they still get cameos in the final version.
- Originially, C.C. would have unwillingly joined the SOS Brigade, but this plot thread was dropped beacuse there was no logical reason for C.C. to be anywhere near Haruhi's school at the time (not that a little thing like logic could stop her...).
- You No Take Candle: Rivalz speaks extravagantly broken Japanese, but since almost the entire cast can speak English anyway that's not too much of a problem. Kamina, on the other hand, speaks poor English except when he's quoting action movies.
As of this writing, characters who will be playing major roles include:
- Code Geass
- Lelouch (duh)
- Schneizel's Nobody
- Fullmetal Alchemist
- Edward Elric
- Winry Rockbell
- Haruhi Suzumiya
- Itsuki's Nobody
- Kingdom Hearts
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Gendo Ikari (yes, that's right. It's an NGE crossover that doesn't have Shinji in a major role.)
- Team Fortress 2
- Perfectly Unified Retreval Platoon Lambada (A.K.A. PURPL The original mercinaries that were cloned by RED and BLU during their infamous fued.)
- Persona 4
- Original Character:
CerebusCerberus, a 10 year old Calvin Expy aspiring to be a supervillain. Whatever you do, DON'T SPELL HIS NAME WRONG.
- Hope: I'm not going to tell you who this person is yet because you'd laugh at me. You really would. Thankfully, she's resigned to be more of a subplot than a major part of the story.
- K.C.: Hope's sister. And despite the initals, not a "Witch".
- R.R.: An immortal "Witch" that is an alternate-universe counterpart to Winry Rockbell. Or maybe not.