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Blue Moon Rising is a Trollhunters fanfic by Uncreativefanficwritername.

In a twist of fate, James Lake Junior disappeared mere days after his tenth birthday. His body was never found. Five years later, Atlas is a normal teenage boy, who just happens to work for a murderous secretive organization of shape-changing trolls. It's not so bad though. The healthcare is free at least. Until he finds a magical amulet. This must be some sort of mistake. Atlas can't be the Trollhunter. Merlin was insane. He worked for the Janus Order for Pale Lady's sake. What was that stupid wizard thinking? Suffice to say, things get...interesting.

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The fanfic can be found on: Archive of Our Own and Fanfic.net.


This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Stricklander.
  • Alternate Universe: Jim is kidnapped as a young child by human scientists then raised by Stricklander at the Janus Order. He is later named Atlas on account of his amnesia.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: There are several PO Vs from the Janus Order characters' side and gives some context as to Atlas's background, their motives, and their society on a whole.
  • Anti-Hero: Atlas starts out as an asshole but slowly becomes a better hero as the story goes on. Initially, he is very standoffish with the group, but grows to appreciate and work with them as the story goes on.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Atlas views and calls Stricklander dad early on in the story. As the Trollhunter, he is terrified of his father finding out his secret human identity.
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  • Better Than Canon: The story goes into a lot of depth and worldbuilding and characters like Barbara, Claire and Vendel are a lot more fleshed out.
  • Bromance: Atlas and Toby.
  • Child Soldiers: Atlas is essentially a child soldier in a cult.
  • Crush Blush: Atlas and Claire's initially meeting has him stuttering. Their interactions at school and later during a study session are quite adorable.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: Follows similarly to the Episode Bittersweet Sixteen. Unlike the show however, Atlas is not in the Daylight Armor and actually gets electrocuted.
  • Dark Fic: This story is a lot more pg-13 than the show and handles more mature themes about abuse.
  • Fantastic Racism: Trolls discriminate against Changelings. This ends up as a major issue for Atlas later on.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Toby makes up a lie that Atlas is a foreign student from Canada. They go even further and make him a school record.
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  • Half-Human Hybrid: Atlas is half-human, half-changeling.
  • Identity Amnesia: Atlas does not remember much his life before being kidnapped by human scientists. His name was given to him by Stricklander.
  • I Have No Son!: After Blinky reveals to Stricklander that Atlas is the Trollhunter, and identifies Stricklander as Atlas' father. "I am not that traitor's father. Not anymore. He has lost that privilege."
  • Loss of Identity: Atlas struggles with his identity, first from his memory issues and later as he spends more and more time as Jim Lake Jr. He is afraid of losing himself in the identity he has taken on, even if it was his previous life.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Fans: There are a lot of easter eggs and references to things in the story.
  • Secret Identity: Jim has multiple identities that he must conceal. He is Atlas at the Janus Order, the Trollhunter in Trollmarket, and Jim Lake Jr. at school.
  • That Man Is Dead: After defeating Bular at the bridge, Jim renounces his identity as Atlas, becoming Jim Lake again.
  • What If?? : What if Redo of canon where Jim was a changeling.


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