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Created by user dudebladex. Aftermath: The DB Chronicles has the combatants from Death Battle all revived and well living together, with the heroes at the Hero's Hotel, and the villains at the Villain's Hotel

However, it doesn't end there. Since the place is filled with various combatants of all shapes, sizes, species, and personalities, many of them don't get along very well. While some are friends, others are constantly at each others throats, trying to kill each other for various reasons. While mostly comedy focused, there are also many serious and heartfelt moments along with plenty of action, with a healthy dose of lampshading and meta-humor to boot.


Tropes Applying to Aftermath: The DB Chronicles

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Everyone watching 15 Reasons We Hate/Love Death Battle. Even Guts.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Averted for the most part; many combatants are represented faithfully with their personalities intact. One exception is Ryu, who's somewhat more excitable and eager like his friend Ken. It was later explained as Ryu missing Ken's energy, which Deadpool called a cop-out.
  • An Arm and a Leg: What stops Doomsday’s rampage? Sword Kirby slicing off his arm.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Deadpool, as per usual. This results in a lot of people asking who the hell he's talking to, and what he means by "author". However, he's gotta be more careful, since the author can give everyone Carbonadium Swords or take chimichangas off the menu.
    • The Joker is apparently capable of doing this although it was hinted to be Deadpool's fault.
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  • Butt-Monkey: Yang and Tifa get ship teased to hell and back, to the point where their "status" as a couple will result in them usually being watched or talked about, used as a distraction, and having their faces forced together (Courtesy of Deadpool.)
  • Put on a Bus: Several characters barely get any scenes. Granted this is due to the sheer number of characters, but some characters never even appear. Sol only gets one line until chapter 125, and Scrooge McDuck and Shovel Knight don't even get a proper introduction into the story after their episode came out.
  • The Comically Serious: Guts isn't exactly mister happy, though for good reason.
  • Dragged into Drag: Thanks to a little bet with Tifa, Cloud ends up having to wear a dress. And say the surrender speech from Red vs. Blue in front of everyone. And kiss Dante while he's distracted.
  • The Dreaded: Doomsday. Once Doomsday is announced, the Justice League isn't debating who'd win between him and Hulk; they're discussing how they're going to deal with something that's very likely to kill everyone and render almost anything they've got moot.
    • No-Sell: And indeed it's Doomsday's fight in a nutshell. Raiden's sword can't do crap, Ryu's Dark Hadou doesn't work since Doomsday has no soul, Tails and Luigi setting off multiple bombs only annoys him, and Zelda's magic is just as effective as anything else they try.
  • Fantastic Racism: Dante is a demon, so Guts naturally tries to kill him constantly.
    Guts: I thought we buried the hatchet.
    Dante: No, you buried the hatchet into my back.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: A rather odd case that involves the author and not involving Deadpool. The Joker somehow got inside where ever the author is and cuts off his nose. Which he latter sends to Batman as a gift.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Deadpool, as usual. Unfortunately for him, nobody is afraid of attacking him in response. Unfortunately for them, he isn't going to stop anytime soon.
    • Bowser also gets this, with the Nintendo heroes pointing their weapons at him while he's trying to have tea.
    • The Joker is this to the villains. They may do some messed up crap, but even they are freaked out by him.
  • The Gadfly:
    • Dante may be friendly, but that doesn't mean he's not going to mess with people frequently.
    • True to canon, the Joker is this, doing things like annoying The Meta by having a one sided conversation with him and sending Batman the author's nose.
  • Heroic Mime: Subverted with Link. He talks. It's just that nobody can remember what actually he said, just what he was talking about.
  • Jerkass: Many characters, from Deadpool to Guts to Vegeta, but the biggest example is probably the people that dislike the story and REPEATEDLY. SABOTAGE. AND VANDALISE. THIS PAGE.
  • Medium Awareness: All the characters are aware that they're fictional. It's just that some of them didn't react to well at first. Cloud's words say it all:
    Cloud: I'm fictional.
    Peach: Cloud, you're real enough to be an inspiration to other people, just don't freak out.
  • Mook Maker: The gym at the Hero's Hotel has a machine that can make monsters from the franchises for training. However, Pokémon aren't available, much to Shadow's dismay.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Bomberman tries to smoothly order l'eau de puits note  at the bar. Yang quickly tells him what he's saying.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Yang. Not even when she's in a coma will anyone touch the hair.
  • Not So Different: Guts and Yang. Both lost their mothers at a young age, lost an arm trying to save someone close to them from a close acquaintance but failed, both were forced to grow up early in their lives and both haven't had the best parents. (Somewhat justified for Taiyang and possibly future justified with Raven.)
  • No Yay: Multiple characters react to some of the fan ships they're involved in this way, whether it's due to Squick (Yang x Ruby), being completely incompatible (Chun Li x Juri), or the other person in question being someone who essentially ruined their life (Guts x Griffith and Tifa x Sephiroth).
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Yang and Tifa. Usually resulting in someone getting punched.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Lots of characters don't get along very well for a number of reasons, however the crowning duo would have to be Deadpool and the author, who both regularly take pot shots at each other.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason Bayonetta doesn't want Chi-Chi in Death Battle.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Goku and Superman. Any and all physical conflict in the fic would be pointless if these two were ever around. Unfortunately, they are off on their own mission, leaving the others to deal with the problems that arise there.
  • Sore Loser: Scorpion's response to the power going out before he can beat Ragna at Injustice? Lots and lots of hellfire.
  • Take That, Audience!: While more benign than most, the author isn't above taking shots at people claiming Death Battle is biased or using track records or recent releases as evidence of who will lose. It's usually not directly towards anyone in particular. Usually
    • This has been broken as of Chapter 101 - 104 in which he directly calls out "RT Whiteknights" for getting on his back about his Taiyang bashing (whether or not the bashing is deserved, the callouts are deserved, what the group actually constitutes {A group of people on Tumblr or anyone who calls out the treatment of Taiyang] if the author is right or wrong of if it's even a problem at all is YMMV of the highest caliber.)
  • Warrior Therapist: Guts ends up pulling something along these lines with Yang.

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