"A mysterious stranger arrives at Beacon bloodied, barely alive, and bringing more than one dangerous secret with him. Who is he? What's the deal with his glowing crystal? More importantly, what is his connection to Ruby's long lost mother? As the past comes back to haunt him, in more ways than one, Aero must find his place in this new world, lest it be destroyed."
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Shard contains examples of the following tropes:
- Easily Impressed: Aero. Best shown in chapter 8; even in the face of all of Remnant's technological advancements, he's highly amused by an ordinary swivel chair, gleefully spinning on it and declaring it "the greatest thing of all time." To be fair, he does admit that such things as air conditioning and indoor plumbing are more impressive.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Aero and the other inhabitants of Totum are residents of the distant past, who find themselves in the present day of Remnant. They manage to adapt relatively well, all things considered.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: In the prologue, Rize tells Aero point-blank that he doesn't believe in souls, despite it being established in-universe that a person's Aura is the manifestation of their soul.
- Identical Grandson: Implied. When he first meets Pyrrha, Aero notices she looks very similar to Quinn, a friend of his from Totum, and asks if she knows if she has an ancestor by that name. Pyrrha doesn't know.
- Trapped in the Past: As revealed early on, Summer Rose never actually died; she was transported to the distant past and ended up in Totum.