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Precure Meet the Dream Traveler is a series of Pretty Cure fanfics written by Xantrax-42. The series is a retelling of various seasons with one or two Original Characters inserted. These characters are named Blaze and Shadow.

It can be found here.

Precure Meet the Dream Traveler provides examples of:

  • Big Damn Heroes: How Blaze is introduced to the Pretty Cure in the second chapter of Smile Precure Meet The Dream Traveler. He comes in right as the Precure are about to be defeated by the Big Bad 3 by saving Cure Happy from a supposedly-fatal fall and then proceeds to defeat all three Akanbes that were summoned. It is ripped wholesale from this fic.
  • Character Shilling:
    • Both of the OCs get endless praise heaped upon them by the canon characters. The most blatant instance is chapter two of Smile Precure meet the Dream Traveler, where Blaze comes in, saves the Pretty Cure, and defeats three blue-nosed Akanbes without using Rainbow Healing like what's required in canon. The Cures and the narrative insist he's the greatest thing ever to grace Pretty Cure fandom with words like "So cool!" and remarking how he's fighting all by himself, yet the Silent Majority of readers regard him as a boring and obnoxious God-Mode Sue.
    • It gets taken Up to Eleven in the sequels, especially with the introduction of Shadow Akechi in the Doki Doki series. No matter what atrocities or abuse Shadow heaps on others, everyone says he's the best thing ever. The worst occurs when, in one of the final chapters, Shadow is mercilessly beating twelve-year-old Regina nearly to death, and Cure Heart smiles and watches while saying Shadow is amazing because he can channel rage and hatred into such awesome power.
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  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Shadow quickly establishes himself as Mana's love interest and comes off as this, given how he threatens violence against Joe and especially Regina when they start coming toward Mana. He is sometimes even described as having to be held back by others.
  • Dead Fic: This series of stories was last updated on May 9th, 2016 on Deviantart, and its version was deleted when the author was permanently banned from the site. No updates have happened since.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: It's all over the place, but there are some standout examples:
    • Once, Shadow threatened to set Aguri on fire in front of her class just for being concerned about Mana in Doki Doki Precure Meet the Dark Wanderer.
    • They outright murder Madame Momere simply for being in league with the Phantom Empire in Happiness Charge Precure Meet the Twins.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • A lot of fights Blaze and Shadow get involved in have them either effortlessly evading or using decoys or copies to divert or take the enemy's attacks while blasting the opponent with overpowered attacks of their own that they seem incapable of dodging. The narrative sometimes looks as though two people were writing it, with one person playing Blaze or Shadow, and the other playing his opponent, with Blaze or Shadow God Moding throughout the entire thing.
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    • When Shadow impales Marmo with his sword, she is described as making a loud gasp. It has reminded detractors of rape.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Shadow calls the dragon inside him "Dragon". He has never once given it any other name.
  • Entitled Bastard: Shadow and Blaze both mock Yuko for her love of cooking and refer to her "be delicious" line as "voodoo crap". And yet, despite all of this, both of them still demand that she cook for them. Our heroes, ladies and gentlemen!
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom:
    • Blaze's left eye glows blue whenever he's angry or when he's using his all-seeing eye.
    • Shadow's right eye glows red whenever he's angry or using his own all-seeing eye.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Every second line! This is particularly evident in his Doki Doki fic, which was around the time the author claimed he was Japanese and abused this trope to prove it.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What Shadow does to a number of people. Regina, Ira, Marmo, and Bel are all impaled through the stomach and have their energy drained by him.
  • Informed Ability: Blaze has claimed that he can travel through other people's dreams as his subtitle "Dream Traveler" implies. He has never once done this in any fic.
  • Informed Attribute: Blaze and Shadow's power. In all fics they've appeared in, both Precure, fairies, and villains alike note them as being incredibly powerful, more powerful than the current Precure team put together. Yet, when we actually see them in action, the results are the same as in canon. The most shameful example is in the Smile rewrite when Blaze, in his Terro form, assists the girls in their Princess form against the Bad End Generals in their Hyper forms; as with canon, the girls fail to defeat them on brute force, and Terro-Blaze adding his power to the mix ultimately contributes nothing.
  • Irrational Hatred: Shadow toward Regina. Plotholes aside, Shadow's reason for hating Regina boils down to her simply being the daughter of King Selfish. He insists she's evil even when she's legitimately trying to turn over a new leaf and uses any excuse to either bully or maim her. His hatred even continues after "Doki Doki Precure Meet the Dark Wanderer", where it looks more and more like this trope. He is called out on it by Blaze Akechi, of all people, but the author justifies his hatred in the author's notes.
  • Ninja Zombie Pirate Robot: Blaze and Shadow mix a lot of different professions.
    • Blaze calls himself the "Dream Traveler" and is a ninja, gunman, and swordsman who turns into an SD Gundam.
    • Shadow is also a ninja, gunman, swordsman, and has a similarly armored form.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Blaze and Shadow's usual method of dealing with villains.
  • Phallic Weapon: Blaze's sword, the Dreamblade, is once described as "lengthening and thickening" in his Suite fic.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Shadow's right eye glows red whenever he's angry.
  • Self-Insert Fic: The author's DeviantArt handle is "BlazeAkechi", which is the same name as his primary Original Character. Shadow Akechi can also be considered one as he acts virtually the same way. Both characters have OOC knowledge, both are made into major characters in every fic where they star, both are important to the plot, both hook up with specific characters, both force their beliefs onto a willing character set, and both effortlessly defeat anyone who challenges them while being lauded as heroes.
  • Script Fic: Every single fic is written like a screenplay.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Both Blaze and Shadow have several of these:
    • Both have an all-seeing eye that tells them almost everything and sees through all tricks and illusions. This one becomes an Informed Ability when they fail to see what's really going on (i.e the author not knowing what was really happening).
    • Both have ungodly powerful Super Modes that they can use at will.
    • Both have equipment that makes them all but immune to damage and death except in rare situations.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Along with threaten, impale, bully...
  • Would Hurt a Child: Blaze and Shadow. They never apologize for any of their attacks on kids.
    • They beat up and impale 12-year-old Regina just because she's a villain and the daughter of the villain, even though both are Brainwashed and Crazy.
    • Shadow threatened to set 12-year-old Aguri on fire in front of her class.
    • Shadow impaling Ira through the stomach and draining his energy. He's about 13 years old, despite being an antagonist.
    • Blaze slapping Cure Muse after she let Mephisto get away. Cure Muse, a.k.a. Ako, is only 10 years old.


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