Adventures of the Silver Bullets is a multi-crossover by Arthur Drakoni, featuring a ragtag group of heroes working together to protect New Avalon. The team consists of Percy Jackson, Edward and Alphonse Elric, Mako and Bolin, and Kuruma and Mizore, with L as their commander and Tenzin, Major Armstrong, and Izumi as their teachers. It can be read here.
Drakoni has placed the fic on indefinite hiatus in order to focus on his own original fiction. However, Adventures of the Silver Bullets is kept alive through a series of drawings and paintings personally commissioned by Drakoni. Many of these can be found here.
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Adventures of the Silver Bullets provides examples of:
- Adaptational Sexuality: Reyna, Ahsoka and Mako are all gay in this fanfic. Nico would count too, if his LGBT status hadn't become canon in The Heroes of Olympus.
- Alien Sky: Abydos has three moons. This is the first clue that the Bullets have arrived on another planet, rather than traveled back to Ancient Egypt.
- All There in the Manual: Several details and background info about the artwork can be found on the author's blog.
- Ancient Astronauts: Turns out the god Aten was actually one of these. Percy, having met the actual Egyptian gods, is skeptical of this initially. Ed and Al point out that the gods being real doesn't rule out the possibility of aliens impersonating them.
- Banana Peel: Ryuk throws a leftover banana peel that Light slips on.
- Berserk Button: Just like in his series, never call Ed short.
- Broad Strokes: Takes this with regards to the continuity of the various works of fiction involved. The art is also this to the fic.
- Burn the Witch!: Percy, Kurumu, and Ed wind up on a planet of Medieval Morons who mistake them for witches and demons. The villagers attempt to invoke this trope, but thankfully the trio activate the Star Gate and try their luck on the planet Argos.
- Cardboard Prison: Shortly after being arrested, Light casually notes that it will only be a matter of time before he breaks out of prison once again.
- Crossover: The basic premise with the main heroes coming from Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Fullmetal Alchemist, Rosario + Vampire, The Legend of Korra, and Death Note. Other programs include Yu-Gi-Oh!, The Magic School Bus, and Sesame Street.
- Crossover Ship: There have been several instances of Ship Tease, but the most notable couple is Reyna Ramirez-Arellano and Ahsoka Tano.
- Dead Fic: The commissioned art was created with the express purpose of averting this.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Kowloon!Ed and Mako try to invite Percy into an alleyway with talk about something not allowed in Sesame Street that you do with someone you love. Elmo even suggests to Percy that they need to tell an adult.
- Drunk on Milk: After learning his favorite tv show was being canceled, Percy tries to drown his sorrow at a tea shop (which offers free hats). It gets so bad he mistakes Ed and Armstrong for Marie Antoinette and her little sister.
- Dynamic Entry: Deconstructed. The Kool-Aid Man's gimmick of crashing through walls had lead to him being referred to as a public menace due to property damage.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: Arguably, the actual fic is this, given that the story is now primarily being continued through commissioned works of art. Moreover, while the art is mostly in continuity with the fic, it takes a somewhat more serious tone.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Percy gets infected with nanobots, which requires a team of Bullets to be shrunken down to fight the bots from within Percy.
- Fusion Dance: On the planet Zurr-En-Arrh, the Silver Bullets find themselves fused together. The combination pairs include Percy and Jack, Ed and Bolin, Pyrrha and Mizore, Jaune and Grover, while the entire Team RWBY were fused together into a single girl.
- Heel–Face Turn: Jack Spicer eventually joins the Silver Bullets
- Last of Her Kind: Ahsoka initially believed this of herself after the Bullets failed to locate the Galactic Republic. Ultimately subverted when it turned out that the galaxy of Star Wars is in a different universe than Earth.
- Lighter and Softer: Due to being a Silver Age homage, the villains are less extremists. In the first chapter alone, Kaiba steals 40 cakes, and Light attempts to take the intelligence of school children.
- Marshmallow Hell: Many times Ed will end up face first into Kuruma's endowed chest.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Like you wouldn't believe! Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rosario + Vampire, Fullmetal Alchemist, RWBY, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Death Note, Spice and Wolf, Static Shock, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
- Modern Mayincatec Empire: In the first chapter, Light has hired henchmen from a universe where the Aztec Empire never fell. Amusingly, from the Aztec's point-of-view, our universe is an alternate world where the empire did fall.
- Not Helping Your Case: After Tenzin points out that half of the team is not dedicated to keeping up with learning, Ed points out that he never went to school and turned out fine... while gesturing with his automail hand.
- Polyamory: One commissioned art reveals that Percy would marry both Annabeth and Kurumu, having a son and daughter with them respectively.
- The series is described as a shout out to The Silver Age of Comic Books. It's also a tribute to Saturday Morning Cartoons with ending almost every chapter with a PSA.
- At one point, a Rosario placed on Ed causes him to act like Tamaki from Ouran High School Host Club. Doubles as Actor Allusion given that they're both voiced by Vic Mignogna.
- The scene where Percy gets Drunk on Milk is directly lifted from Toy Story.
- Spoof Aesop: At the end of the first chapter, the Silver Bullets do a PSA about the importance of education.Percy: I learned that everything at school has a purpose, no matter how pointless it may seem!
Alphonse: I learned that learning is a lifelong process that never truly ends!
Kurumu: And I learned that... wait a minute, I didn't learn anything!
- Kurumu then points out that the circumstance of Percy's lesson (a quiz on Newton's Law to use an access panel in a secret base) was a Contrived Coincidence and doesn't apply much to ordinary citizens, and Ed adding that the chapter never explained what counts as education or how people can educate themselves.
- Take That!: Mizore's response to Edward Cullen's death is that he had it coming for his hate crime against werewolves and manipulating and abusing a girl several years younger than him.
- West Coast Team: L invites Moka and Tsukune to join a Silver Bullets division in Los Dracos, the west equvilant of New Avalon.
- Yet Another Christmas Carol: The heroes put on a performance of Charles Dickens' classic novel. Among other cast members are Edward Elric as Scrooge, Weiss Schnee as Christmas Past, Bolin as Christmas Present, and Nico di Angelo as Christmas Future. Also features Grover Underwood as Charles Dickens a la The Muppet Christmas Carol