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CLINE: Oh, Crap... is a one-shot story that occurs on the Coreline Shared Universe. It focuses on Asuka "Valkyrie" Sohryu as she has to help round up escaped prisoners following a battle with an alternate of the Hulk.

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  • The Alleged Car: The car Callum steals to get away from Chicago. Old enough that Hassle-Free Hotwire is a viable option (the narrative mentions that this was something Callum explicitly was looking for on the car he stole) however, the brakes are bad, and the radio dial is fragile.
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  • Attack Pattern Alpha: The story never explicitly says whether "The Supergirl Roadstop" is this or an example of street slang, although the moment where it's mentioned and Asuka's subsequent (and practiced) reactions at least imply that some people use it in such a fashion.
  • Flash Step: Valkyrie pulls this move off when she plays "Supergirl Roadstop" with Callum-one second the road is clear, the next the super girl is right in the middle of the road and in the way of the car, several feet away.
  • Harmless Villain: Josh Callum. No real ambitions, not trying to rule the world. Just trying to save his own life and get as far away from a Hellhole Prison as possible.
  • Hellhole Prison: According to Josh Callum, Fox River Prison is one of these.
  • It Won't Turn Off: Callum tries to turn off the radio (or at least change the station) when the radio jock becomes too annoying for him. The radio dial simply snaps off on his grip, leaving him unable to do either thing.
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  • Oh, Crap!: It's in the title, so this should go without saying. This particular Oh, Crap! comes into play when Valkyrie tracks down Josh Callum in his stolen car and tries to play "Supergirl Roadstop" with him. Only problem, the car's brakes don't work...
  • Pedestrian Crushes Car: Invoking the possibility of this trope happening for intimidation is what the "Supergirl Roadstop" is all about. When Valkyrie determines that Callum won't stop the car because he can't, she resorts to other tactics, however.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When an alternate of the Hulk broke down the walls of Fox River Prison, Josh Callum decided to get as far away from there as possible. Wise choice, given what a Hulk can do.
  • Shock Jock: "Schmuck-O", the radio jock on the station that the car's radio is stuck to. Also has traces of Dumbass DJ (having "Hold On, I'm Comin'" on a continuous loop as background music, for example).
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  • Shout-Out/The Cameo: The Shock Jock "Schmuck-O" appears on another Shared Universe on DeviantArt, "Angel Falls", and was used with his creator's permission.
  • A Simple Plan: All Callum wants is to get as far away from Chicago as possible and get to Canada. The complications were 1) having a superheroine out to get him and 2) unknowingly stealing a very lousy car.
  • Stripperiffic: Schmuck-O discusses the potential In-Universe fan service factor of Asuka's Supergirl two-piece "cheerleader" outfit, and pretty much declares it to be an important part of her Tsundere mentality (likes people she loves to have a good look at her body, but hates perverts). Asuka dislikes him stereotyping her like that.
  • Title Drop: It's all Callum can say for a while, after Valkyrie saves him from crashing.
  • Trainstopping: A minor example. The usual tactic is avoided, though, with Asuka letting the car hit her unimpeded (and thus she places herself on its hood) and then using her flight ability and Super Strength to gradually slow it to a stop.
  • Tsundere: A Discussed Trope in the story. A radio Shock Jock has some not so kind things to say regarding it and Asuka doesn't feels good about being stereotyped in such a fashion.
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