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Shirou Emiya was going to be a superhero, even if it destroyed him.
~ Tagline, spelling out the plot.

Straight-Edge is a Worm and Fate/stay night crossover fanfic by fallacies.

Shriou Emiya arrives in Brockton Bay in search of an acquaintance and runs across a Cape being assaulted by some members of the ABB. Things spiral outwards from there and he becomes the independent hero known as Blade Crimson.

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Straight-Edge is set in a world where Magecraft is the art of Shard Manipulation and Parahumans are those with a connection to a shard that hasn't been assimilated into Gaia, the story manages to combine the horrors of both the Nasuverse and Worm into one.

Read it at: Spacebattle or Beast Lair.


This series provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Rina's mother was a bitch. Her response for her daughter making a major accomplishment was to drag her by the hair and try and stick her head in a toilet at the ripe age of nine and then refusing to help assist her when she made it into college at 14. Word of God is that she "wanted her to know her place in the world".
  • Attention Whore: Rina. Her professor rightfully pinned down that she didn't care if she went down in history for making great changes in the world or being a terrorist, only that she was put in the books. Both he and Lung call her out on ruining her name over this.
    Richard: You don't really care about the world. You don't care about the chaos and anarchy that all of this would bring. The people that would die as a result of your 'contributions to society' don't matter, because you're certain you wouldn't know any of them personally. They're literally nothing to you, and what they think of you is therefore less than meaningless. The only thing you want out of this is your name in a goddamn history book—and in the end, you don't even really care what they write about you.
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  • Bifauxnen: Touhou Fuhai dresses as a man would and refers to herself as a man, despite being a woman.
  • The Casanova: Tokiomi Tohsaka, who has between 2 to 8 mistresses around the world, and is Rina Hahn's birth-father.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Shirou, of course.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Shirou, in a nutshell. He understands his limitations and prefers to get the drop on Capes if he has to face them.
  • The Corrupter: Gilgamesh.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Shirou against Rune. Granted, she was already concussed and he was trying to help her before she decided to take a few kill shots. He almost kills Kaiser though.
  • Disappeared Dad: Tokiomi Tohsaka left Rina to be raised by her abusive, rich mother.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Rina's response to her research not being publicized was...to start a bombing campaign and take her college hostage.
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  • Henshin Hero: Shirou transforms into Blade Crimson by projecting his outfit and mask onto his body. It was suitable awesome.
  • Human Resources: Kiritsugu took circuits from dead super-villains and had them implanted into Maiya to turn her into a parahuman mercenary.
  • Instant Sedation: The Soporific Darts used by Shadow Stalker has this effect on just about anyone they hit. Once Shirou traces it, he uses it as his main means of disabling opponents. Later on, he does some research and learns that the fact that it is almost instant rather than taking time or accounting for weight or age, it must be Tinkertech.
  • In the Blood: Othala's power grant others ability based on their genetic history by touching their soul, such as if you had a peerless marksman in the family you gained sharper aim, or if you had heroes from myths in your bloodline, you gain some of that power.
  • Literal Surveillance Bug: Taylor's shtick.
  • Meaningful Name: Othala is a rune that represents inheritance. As stated at In the Blood, her power brings out abilities inherited through ones genetic history and bloodline.
  • Might Makes Right: How Lung sums up his view of Justice. Every system of Justice is backed by how strong it is.
    Lung: "I am saying that the capacity to forge a consensus is the foundation of justice — and the justice that I have built is therefore absolute."
  • The Minion Master: Taylor's Master power allows her control over a massive amount of insects, which in Nasuverse terms means she's subsuming them into her soul and making them temporary familiars. She's dubbed "Exodus" by the PRT.
  • Mistaken Identity: For the first few chapters after Rune's arrest, the Empire presumes Shirou is a cape associated with the ABB.
  • Mommy Issues: Rina problems started here and she has a mother-complex. See Abusive Parents.
  • Never My Fault: Oni Lee doesn't see himself responsible for any of the assassinations he performed. After all, it's his clones that are doing the killing, not him.
    • Rina Hahn states that Lung and Yanaga are the ones responsible for the deaths at the plaza because they gave the order, but they were her bombs. Lung finds her distancing herself from the consequences of her actions disgusting and decides to remedy this by painting a bull's eye on her back when they come looking for revenge.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Shirou taking out Kaiser destabilized things enough that Lung decided to make his play. He, in fact, tells Shirou this.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Victor in 1.f, courtesy of Othala's power.
  • No-Sell: Shirou managed to negate Cricket's ability to mess with his balance by reinforcing his eardrums to be resilient to the vibrations she was releasing.
  • Older Than They Look: Touhou Fuhai appears to be an attractive 20-something woman despite being active as a cape for two decades.
  • Pest Controller: Taylor, as canon.
  • Playing with Fire: Victor can do this under Othala's power.This is a because he has the blood of a Slavic God running in his bloodline.
  • Power Copying: Word of God is that the PRT presumes Shirou is a Trump-class Cape who can emulate powers he's interacted with, including Lung's regeneration, Miss Militia and Kaiser's weapon creation, as well as his other tentative abilities.
  • Robot Me: Bakuda makes a robotic version of Sphere, aka Mannequin of the Slaughterhouse Nine.
  • Secret Identity: Shirou's identity isn't all that secret due to the encounter with Rune leading to virtually all of the Empire and some of the PRT knowing it. Taylor trails him back to his place to find out. The only reason he really goes out in a mask is because it shows that he's "playing along" with unwritten rules.
    • Secret Identity Identity: However, he does keep the fact that he is a magus a secret by masking himself as a Cape. And he's not the only one either. Word of God is that a number of magus do so as well.
      • Rinais not a Tinker, but a [Pioneer of the Stars]. She's capable of doing things that can advance humanity, many of which fall into the realm of what would normally be exclusive to parahumans. She just goes with the Cape thing because its convenient.
  • Self-Duplication: Oni Lee leaves behind a clone every time he teleports that can act on its own accord before turning to ash.
  • Semi-Divine: Victor has the legacy of a Slavic God in his bloodline, so when Othala uses her power she can grant him Nigh-Invulnerability and pyrokinesis.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Jack Slash killed and dismembered Kiritsugu's wife just to get a reaction out of him. The fact that it didn't honestly confuses him until believes that there's simply nothing that he treasures in the world.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: The general response to someone on the Nasuverse side of things when the Wormverse assumes it to be a cape related phenomena. These include Shirou and Kotomine being seen as Capes and going along with that, Saber and Lancer from the previous war being seen in the same light going against Caster's monster, which was seen as another potential Endbringer.
  • Teleport Spam: Oni Lee's tactic, combined with Self-Duplication.
  • Trick Bomb: Bakuda's schtick is that she makes these. One of which being a Stun Grenade that acts as a Power Nullifier by stripping away their ability to think coherently.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Word of God is that Shirou is basically Coil's pet hero, as it was he who sold him out to the Empire in hopes of inciting violence.
  • We Can Rule Together: Well, more like work for me and enforce my will as an ally of Justice, but Lung offers this to Blade Crimson. Shirou refuses, of course.
  • Wham Line: Bakuda to Victor in 1.f.
    Victor: Robotics, force manipulation, power systems, bombs, and hacking. How exactly are you managing all of this? Aren't Tinkers restricted to a particular specialization?
    Bakuda: Why are you under the impression that I'm even a Tinker?
  • You Killed My Father: Touhou killed Oni Lee's father and was going to kill his mother until he triggered. In exchange for working for her, she wouldn't kill his mother, but he never forgot and helped Lung take over the ABB for this reason.
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