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A New ROAD of Misfortune” is a A Certain Magical Index fanfiction created by Itherael (Or MakerOfSouls), which is his DA’s account name.)

This Original Flavor story begins with an unfortunate For Want of a Nail event that causes Touma Kamijou's entire future to take a new direction, or new road as the author would say. Many canon events may have changed slightly in this timeline. Its Alternate History plot is based on the fact that Touma Kamijou arrived to Academy City one week later than planned due to an accident he suffered just before moving to the City of Science.

The author had also created the story’s own profile, in which he makes certain recommendations and also displays many links for each published chapter. Each chapter(separated in sections), holds links for songs that the author himself recommends to improve the reading experience. Surprisingly, Itherael had created manga pictures for each chapter, as if to attempt to make his story resemble a light novel.

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The cover was also made by him, which changes depending in how the story progresses. So far, the latest events of the story had revealed a new cover.

The story starts with a pre-memory loss Touma, even before the canon events of the A Certain Scientific Railgun spin-off.

However, due to the length of each chapter, updates take rather long to be published.

Tropes found in A New ROAD of Misfortune

  • Action Hero: Touma simply kicks ass, even more now that he is being trained by an Elite of Anti-Skill.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Touma's hard childhood experiences made him become a force of good as he didn't want anyone else to suffer like him.
  • After-Action Patch-Up: After saving Kinuho Wannai from a gang of delinquents and getting shot in the process, Touma recovers in a certain hospital, where three beautiful ladies await for him to recover.
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  • Alien Geometries: Every Evil God from the Forbidden Realm.
  • Almighty Janitor: Despite being a Level 0, he can defeat higher ranked espers.
  • Almost Kiss: In Chapter 4, Touma is about to lock lips with Seiri when his anonymous Stalker with a Crush manipulates his phone to inflict pain wherever it touches his body.
  • Alternate Timelines: According to The Black Seeder, the TAMNI universe is just one of the many universes that exist, and inside a universe, many parallel worlds and dimensions conform it. This point is further explained in the chapter: God Breaker
  • Always on Duty: Touma patrols Academy City’s streets every day to ensure that no innocent is attacked by delinquents. This starts the But for Me, It Was Tuesday chapter, a past event in which he meets Mikoto Misaka for the first time.
  • Animalistic Abomination: The Hounds of Tindalos, which are horrible monsters that resemble a canine.
  • Anti-Magic: The Imagine Breaker held by Kamijou Touma as it negates all types of Magic.
  • Anyone Can Die: Touma Kamijou did. And so did Gunha Sogiita after facing an Evil God.
  • The Atoner: Accelerator during the Armageddon Arc, as Last Order apparently committed suicide due to the phase's corruption. He decided to face and destroy all the Evil Gods he could until his death.
  • Badass Normal: Touma shatters illusions with awesome speeches and great entries, and he doesn't need super amazing powers do do it.
  • Bad Future: In Chapter 10, Isadora Sprengel reveals To Guhna that the absence of Touma would take the world towards Armageddon. It was now his task to stop that from occurring.
  • Beast of the Apocalypse: All the godly entities of the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: Possibly Yui Tsukino, due to the comment that her secretary made, which stated that Yui would accept the person that proved to be her equal. If Touma was to finish the training then he would most like become that person.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The cute maid called Hana Suzuki displayed a yandere behavior when she believed that Touma was on a date with Aiho.
  • Big Bad: The Masked Messenger, Nyarlathotep. as he is the Mastermind behind the corruption of the world.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Touma appears just in time to prevent the death of Mikoto Misaka by the hands of an English gemstone.
  • Bi the Way: Unexpectedly, Isadora sexually harassed a girl of Gunha's school, yet it's implied that she may be interested in males as well as she gets flustered when Ruiko Saten and Aomi Yanagisako teased her with knowing Gunha very closely.
  • Born Unlucky: Touma Kamijou.
  • Break Them by Talking: Touma's speeches in fact, as they destroy the will of his enemies.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Cthulhu: Despite that Prime Touma destroyed all the fragments of the Heart of Chronos, the phase of Armageddon continued upon the world. Isadora's hopes were shattered.
  • Bully Hunter: Touma Kamijou, Gunha Sogiita, Mikoto Misaka and Kuroko Shirai. After all, they always protect the weak from those strong.
  • Butt-Monkey: This is a new road of misfortune for Touma after all.
  • Caught in the Rain: Rain picks up when Touma was heading back home after saying goodbye to Yomikawa, and takes shelter in a bus stop with cover. Eventually, Seiri Fukiyose appears before the boy, her clothes totally wet due to the rain as she began to have a delusion where she kisses him. In the end she realizes that occurrence was just her imagination going crazy due to her depression.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Touma is getting awfully skilled in hand-to-hand combat, not only improving his physical abilities, but also improving the Imagine Breaker. Yui's training is paying off.
  • Chick Magnet: It’s Touma after all. Many events displayed certain forms of attraction from the girls surrounding him.
  • City of Weirdos: Academy City, where every esper is just as nuts as any other.
  • Cosmic Entity: Azathoth, the Greatest Evil God according to the words of the masked messenger Nyarlathotep.
  • Covert Pervert: Possibly Mitsuko, as showed in chapter 04.
  • Crush Blush: Kongou and Kinuho, as both have their fair share of reasons.
  • Deal with the Devil: Nyarlathotep offers Touma to bring back those killed. Touma nonchalantly refuses it.
  • Darkest Hour: The Evil God Invasion begins.
  • Demonic Possession: Y'golonac, as it tried to possess Prime Touma Kamijou .
  • Determinator: Who else than the Illusion Breaker boy.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: So far, Nyarlathotep.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Prime Kamijou Touma punches multiple times several powerful beings.
  • Earth Is a Battlefield: When the Evil Gods start to appear across the world, all those not affected by the phase's corruption fight against them.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Cthulhu Mythos' gods, as their are horrible monstrosities.
  • Eldritch Location: The Forbidden Realm, home of the Evil Gods.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite Accelerator's nature, he would never kill innocent people.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Arlands Darkstreet tries to gain power by summoning R'lyeh, the Sunken City. Cthulhu emerges with, but fades after Necessarius' invention. An unknown being then kills Arlands. This is the start of the Phase of Destruction that Isadora Sprengel and Gunha Sogiita tried to prevent.
  • Evil Plan: Nyarlathotep's goal, which is to allow his dimension to invad all existing universes.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Isadora Sprengel witnesses a crazed and corrupted Kazari Uiharu devouring Ruiko Saten's internal organs.
  • Finagle's Law: The corrupted world can't be saved.
  • Foreshadowing: There is simply foreshadowing everywhere, like minor details that only take relevance in the future chapters. One worth mentioning is that the cat Touma catches before departing to Academy City as a younger boy has blue fur. Does it mean something?
  • For Want of a Nail: Arriving one week later to Academy City due to an accident modified, created and accelerated certain events, changing the world around Touma Kamijou to a degree.
  • God of Evil: Nyarlathotep, Cthulhu among others.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: The whole invaded world due to thePhase of Armageddon.
  • Good Feels Good: Touma Kamijou's personality in fact.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Aiho Yomikawa when she dresses herself to look girly, and not in her usual tomboyish way. It happened during her "fake" date with Touma.
  • Heroic Albino: Accelerator during the events of the Armageddon Arc.
  • Harem Genre: It's kind of obvious as Touma tend's to attract girls with his personality.
  • Heroic Resolve: Touma displays it not only during the events where he was shot when protecting Kinuho Wannai from a gang, but also when Touma defeated Elise Anderson, wielder of the spell of end, Ragnarok. His last display of courage would occur when he ultimately decides to sacrifice himself in order to destroy AUTO. Gunha also shows it while on the verge of death against, Nodens.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Touma does it to give Mikoto the chance of destroying once and for all the massive weapon, AUTO.
  • Heroic Spirit: Kamijou Touma, Sogiita Gunha and Prime Touma Kamijou.
  • Hero on Hiatus: After the death of Touma Kamijou, a new arc began, which ended after the creation of an exact replica of the corrupted world before the events of July 17, and before his death. He is back.
  • Hidden Depths: According to the author, Touma's true colors had yet to be revealed.
  • Hope Bringer: Prime Touma Kamijou.
  • Hope Spot: Despite reaching Awakening mode, Gunha Sogiita failed to defeat the elder god, Nodens.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Mr.Skin, avatar of Nyarlathotep.
  • Humble Hero: Touma Kamijou. He never thinks of himself as a Hero or someone superior.
  • Immune to Fate: According to an unknown, yet powerful being: Sogiita Gunha.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: Touma refuses to admit he is one because he states that anyone could have done it, he was just close.
  • Implied Love Interest: Aiho and Seiri, as both seemed to have realized their feelings for Touma.
  • I'm Your Worst Nightmare: The Black Seeder states that he would craft a plan to destroy Nyarlathotep once and for all.
  • I Should Have Been Better:
    • Gunha and Isadora failed on stopping the Phase of Destruction from occurring.
    • Prime Touma succeeded in sealing the corrupted world, yet his accomplishment left him a bitter taste. Despite that it was his goal, he couldn't save that world in the end, only prevent the Evil Gods from invading other dimensions.
  • Just Before the End: There are only 15 days left before total destruction. This revelation will start Gunha Sogiita’s role as protagonist of the story after two months had passed since the events of the AUTO Arc.
  • Keeper of Forbidden Knowledge: Isadora Sprengel, who holds the knowledge of a grimoire.
  • Kill the God: Prime Kamijou Touma does it during his search of the fragments of the Heart of Chronos.
  • Knowledge Broker: Prime Othinus.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Since the events of the prologue, Touma realizes that the world around him is changing, abnormal events happening more often.
  • Large Ham: A certain number 7, who would use all his guts and try to save the world.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: In such an early stage of the story, several characters had made an appearance, including the six known level 5 espers, even certain characters from the movie, also including some OCs.
  • Longing Look: Kongou gives one to Touma at the family restaurant, making Mikoto suspect that Touma did something wrong to her.
  • Look What I Can Do Now!: Touma getting faster, stronger, tougher and skilled thanks to the difficult training he is undergoing. The extent of this can be viewed in chapter 08 and chapter 09.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Judicael Blackwood became a Necromancer after being blessed by the evil deity, Yog-Sothoth.
  • Lovecraft Lite: Prime Touma's adventure in the corrupted world.
  • Love Hungry: An apparently insane woman sent to Academy City to monitor its movements.
  • Luminescent Blush: Mitsuko Kongou at the Family restaurant.
  • Meaningful Name: Every blackened name seems to hold importance. The most important so far seems to be: Black Seeder.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Some of the beings Prime Kamijou encounters during his quest.
  • More than Three Dimensions: Upon revelation of the Black Seeder.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: The Evil entities such as Shub-Niggurath and K'thun.
  • Never Tell Me the Odds!: Despite Prime Othinus's warnings, Prime Touma confronts almost all Evil gods on his way.
  • Nightmare Fuel: All the monsters from the Forbidden Realm( Cthulhu Mythos).
  • Not a Date: Touma has one with Aiho Yomikawa, and he never realizes it, or that is what it seems.
  • Not So Different: Despite their difference in level as espers, Gunha realizes it after witnessing the memories of Touma during the events of the first week of June.
  • Not What It Looks Like: When Touma begans to imagine a certain ojou-sama in a maid outfit while escaping from a crazy blond bomber. The most important event occurs back in the first week of June where Mikoto Misaka finds(And meets for the first time) Touma near a crime scene and begins to suspect that he is a serial murderer.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the exact moment when Akemi Tatsuo, leader of PURE, activates the FIVE_Over AUTO before Touma.
  • The Ojou: Mitsuko, Kinuho, Mikoto, Misaki, Kuroko and Maaya so far.
  • Original Character: We have some villians so far, a group of Skill-Out lead by a boy called Aibatsu that is a fan group of Super Sonico, vocalist of the band called First Astronomical Velocity from Super Sonico. Also a scary maid that is a classmate of Maika Tsuchimikado, an unknown girl called Tomoko Maki that seems to share a past with both Touma and Misaki, and finally a magician called Isadora Sprengel, who is related to Anna Sprengel, which seem to be at least an interesting oc so far, if not the only.
  • Original Flavor: Not so anymore after the events of chapter 09.
  • Oblivious to Love: Subverted. Touma certainly acts like a Clueless Chick Magnet most of the time, but in Chapter 8 the author states that he "is a lot more than a reckless teenager with a strong will to see justice done; whose density surpasses that of a neutron star". Furthermore, he has known since childhood how Misaki and Maki feel about him (and even confessed to the former before his Self-Sacrifice Scheme.)
  • Outside-Context Problem: The unknown monster that shocks Isadora by its mere presence in the abandoned hotel room.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: First Touma, now Gunha.
  • Power of Trust: Isadora Sprengel came to trust Prime Touma to a point where she thinks that she belongs to him in every sense of he word.
  • Reasoning with God: Prime Touma convinces the Black Seeder to recreate the corrupted world, promising that he would prevents the events of July 17 from happening again.
  • Seer: Isadora Sprengel becomes one after the Black Seeder grants her knowledge of the future.
  • Saving the Orphanage: The Black Seeder as the good, vs Nyarlathotep as the Evil.
  • Ship Tease: It happens with Seiri Fukiyose, Aiho Yomikawa, Kinuho Wannai, Misaki Shokuhou and Mitsuko Kongou.
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  • Science Is Useless: No matter Prime Othinus's predictions and knowledge, Prime Kamijou always proves her wrong.
  • Screw Destiny: Not only Gunha but also the Black Seeder that entrusted him with the task of saving the World by bringing Touma back to life. It was all a misunderstanding on Gunha's part though, as he didn't bring back Touma to life. He Actually helped summon bring Prime Touma.
  • Shown Their Work: With all the details included here and there in each published chapter, it’s clear that the author is very knowledgeable about the franchise.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Accelerator due to his personality.
  • Stalker with a Crush: It's unknown so far who was stalking Touma, who sent him disturbing messages a couple of times, but apparently is someone that is romantically interested in him.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: The Black Seeder only materialises on the world when the p
  • Take Up My Sword: Gunha becomes the new protagonist after Touma’s death. However, Gunha dies after facing the Elder God, Nodens. Kamijou Touma from the prime dimension is finally summoned to defeat the elder god and complete the true plan of the Black Seeder.
  • The Chosen One: Gunha Sogiita at the end of Chapter 09.
  • The Corruption: The influence created by the Cthulhu Mythos' Evil Gods upon the world.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: According to what was revealed to Isadora by the Black Seeder, in October 4th the world would be destroyed by Evil Gods.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: The truth behind the Cthulhu Mythos, depicted by the author.
  • The Real Heroes: Touma admires all those that risk their lives for saving people, like the police, firefighters and soldiers.
  • The Tease: Since chapter 2, Touma gets lots of it from his teacher, Aiho Yomikawa.
  • Think Nothing of It: Touma Kamijou never expects a reward, or even a "Thank you" for helping people.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The books that Prime Othinus had studied several years ago when she met personally H. P. Lovecraft.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: The evil god, Y'golonac fails to possess Prime Touma due to the Imagine Breaker activating.
  • Training from Hell: Touma endures it under the supervision of Yui Tsukino.
  • Tsundere: Mitsuko Kongou, most prominently. So far it seems that she gets more flustered with Touma around.
  • Ultimate Evil: Azathoth, ruler of the Outer Gods of the Forbidden Realm.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Since the events where Touma and Mitsuko Kongou ended up meeting again, many awkward moments occur between them.
  • Unwanted Harem: It's presumed that Touma may be feigning to be dense due to a comment of the author about Touma's true colors and some of the thoughts of Touma himself. It can be deduced that he doesn't want a lover for some unknown reason as he acts overly dense towards all women, with only one exception so far: Seiri Fukiyose.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Arlands Darkstreet and then Judicael Blackwood.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: The Artifact called Heart of Kronos.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: The Black Seeder was forced to abandon the Conclave of Dimentia after discovering Nyarlathotep's plan to stop him.
  • We Help the Helpless: Touma Kamijou in all his representations, or not.
  • Weirdness Magnet: The Imagine Breaker of course, as the bad luck generated by it makes him meet crazy people.
  • Wowing Cthulhu: Nyarlathotep is impressed after Prime Touma defeats his avatar, The Howler in the Dark.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: The Black Seeder and Prime Othinus stated that it's impossible to comprehend the logic of Evil Gods as they exists based on rules unknown to humanity, even to the sentinels of Dimentia.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: No matter what Isadora did, the grim future to come was not changing despite that she knew how it was going to happen.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Destroying the Heart of Chronos was only a temporary measure to seal the Forbidden Realm, not destroy them.
  • You Would Do the Same for Me: As always, Touma Kamijou. He states that if he was the one needing the help, then someone would help him instead.

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