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Fate wasn't meant to be changed. But a wish made by a young king sends him back in time, resulting four souls from our world to be reborn as influential players to this version of fate. Enter: The Ghost, The Warrior, The Princess, and The Liar as they play the game of politics to help the king prevent the doomed future he traveled back in time to fix.

Children of Solomon is a Self-Insert fic created by Otaku of the Century from April 7 2014 and still ongoing. One year since it's creation, it had grown to be considered as one of the best stories the Magi fanfiction archive has to offer.

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Can be read here.

     Companion fics, Omake's etc. 
In companion:
  • Finding Ranya: A prequel pretailing the events of The Adventures of Sinbad.
  • Get The Girl: A companion fic taking place some time before the Balbadd arc of Muu's romance with Maya, Hel's mother.
Immitators:
  • Changed Destiny: The story of a survivor of a tribe who set out to write her own tale.
  • Samsaran: A story where a character who died so many deaths reincarnates as a princess of Kou.
  • World Calling: An Alternate Universe story that involves dimensional jumping.
  • Starry Skies: A reincarnation time-travel fic with a child who was manipulated by the Big Bad as the one to start it all.

Examples

  • Action Girl
  • Acceptable Breaks from Canon: Justified for stories set before the Kou Civil war. And the conclusion of it in the same matter.
  • Adaptational Badass: Kougyoku. Also thanks to her Living Lie Detector powers, she understood more of political implications and isn't as naive as her Canon counterpart.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Justified. Since there are things that were not completely told very clearly in the manga,or not expanded as much, the author expands them in her own way. One prime example is Judal's blood family and also Kouha's history and relationship with his mother.
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  • Adaptational Heroism: Hakuryuu didn't go completely downhill after his introduction and is one of the allies. Justified by Word of God as she had no intention of turning Hakuryuu into the second coming of Sasuke like the manga had done.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Toto, whom, in this fic, had a case of Fantastic Racism against any Blessed Children in general, to the point that she actually point her sword on Amani, right in front of Alibaba and co, when she meets Amani in person. After she got a reprimanding What the Hell, Hero? speech from Alibaba, she was willing to give Amani a chance. Thankfully.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Sai, arguably. He was born a twin when Raul killed his mother and sibling but whether he angst over it is debatable.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Shion gives one to Hel in the first timeline.
    Shion: I stand for my friends! What do you stand for?
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  • Badass Adorable: The Chibi generals, AKA Shion and his household vessel members (Discounting the already adults Amani, Sai, Yasmine, and Kougyoku). The author admits that it would be funny to see the adults being beaten by children since majority of them are still young due to time travel.
  • Badass Crew: Everyone who has a metal vessel and a Household vessel together. Shion and his household vessel members too.
  • Badass in Distress: Amani, at first during the course of the Zagan arc. Until Zagan dropped the bomb that she's pregnant.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
    • Sure Sai is the jokester, but he is a vindictive Troll.
    • Jamal. He acts like your plain Crack fic OC but in a real serious setting, he's deadly.
  • Big Bad: The Cursed Children and Hakkan in separate occasions.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Amani, Sai, and Yasmine, with a little planning from Shion crashed at the unwanted wedding ceremony between Kougyoku and Ahbmad and cancelled the whole wedding.
  • Blessed with Suck/Cursed with Awesome: The blessed children had powers that most could wish having, but once their successor is born, they will slowly die in the process of transferring their powers to the successor. Similarly, this power caused them to be feared, Sai and Yasmine especially.
  • Blood Knight: Hel. Justified, considering he was more or less, an Expy of Hibari Kyoya with a much gentler side. On a lesser extent, Opal as well.
  • Break the Cutie: Amani got hit with this hard when Kassim had raped her out of greed, thinking that Amani won't be married off if she isn't a virgin. He did end up regretting it, but he couldn't get around it. Amani had luckily gotten better of this during her times in Kou.
    • Yasmine as well.
  • Break the Haughty: As above, Kassim felt guilty enough to make Amani had her Break the Cutie moment, unlike Amani, he didn't get better and is still guilty, even after death.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Each of the cursed children had been mentioned as minor characters and thought to not have much significance until The Reveal that they are villains.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The author has written two other stories in companion to show the backstories of other characters dating Pre-Children of Solomon events. Such as Muu's meeting with Maya and Ranya's story.
  • The Dreaded: Yasmine and Sai, for their powers, mostly. But Yasmine had it worse than Sai. And they are similarly feared by their families. Adopted for the latter while blood related for the former.
    • The irony is that Yasmine isn't as dreaded in the first timeline due to the fact that Spartos was her father. It may have to do with the fact that all blessed children are born earlier than they were supposed to when Shion traveled back in time.
  • Didn't See That Coming: In-universe, No one expected Opal and Hel to actually be dating. Similar reaction applies to those who followed the story as there had been little to no hint for this.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Eirenne decided to ruin Maya's life not only because she is in her way against her ambition to have be part of the royal court, Maya also have Armakan's affections and so she sold her to slave traders. She is that petty.
  • Evil Counterpart: The cursed children to the blessed children.
  • Evil Former Friend: Hakkan.
  • Foil: This version's Kougyoku had been a foil with Canon! Kougyoku. While similarly princesses and metal vessel owner of Vinea, Children Of Solomon's Kougyoku isn't a Wide-Eyed Idealist like Canon! Kougyoku was and it's also thanks to her powers to see the truths that Children of Solomon's Kougyoku knows complications of a situation. Similarly, Children of Solomon's Kougyoku is the tomboy to Canon! Kougyoku's girly with the former being more violent while the latter's bouts are on a borderline Tsundere. Notably, Children of Solomon's Kougyoku had a much closer relationship with Judal than Canon! Kougyoku's.
  • For Science!: The author says that this is Raul's motive in his experiments, he doesn't care how much he killed unti he could find an answer and had his satisfaction's of his unanswered question's filled.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • Amani and Kougyoku's intervention to being involved with Hakuryuu's life has made Hakuryuu growing more accepting and receptive in befriending Aladdin, Alibaba, and Morgiana. Due to this, Kouha took Hakuryuu's place for the Aum Madaura arc.
    • Kassim didn't turn into a black Djinn thanks to Amani's intervention by taking Alibaba's place in meeting him. Yet he still died.
    • Judal meeting Tao contributed to his Heel–Face Turn. His relationship with Kougyoku had been closer than canon that the event that Sinbad was accused of defiling her had turned out differently. The author admits that this was planned so Judal could have his Heel–Face Turn.
    • An early one, Amani taking Alibaba's place in meeting Kassim had made Hassan and Zaynab to be part of Amani's household vessels instead of staying in Balbadd.
    • Tiare, in an attempt to save Amani, bit on one of the vines which had Zagan's magoi, which turned her into a dragon and subsequently made her to reach a firm decision to become a member of Hakuryuu's household vessel.
  • Friend to All Children: Surprisingly, Yasmine. Considering her powers, but it's justified as Yasmine actually liked kids.
  • The Gadfly: Sai. At least on the outside.
  • Heroic Bastard: Amani and Kougyoku. Not exactly surprising considering the circumstances of their birth.
  • Heroic BSoD: Amani got hit with this for a while after her Break the Cutie moment. She gets better.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Shion took the hit from Ithnan that was meant for Sinbad.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The whole course of Chapter 31.
  • I See Dead People: The Gui clan can see the dead. But in exchange, they will never be able to see the Rukh. And it requires an event, close to a Despair Event Horizon to actually achieve it.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: This is Koumei's brand of blood lust, as revealed when his reaction of seeing Amani snapping a grown man's neck during Al Thamen's invasion of Kou is of awe, much to his embarrassment.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Kassim still died, but Amani implied to Ithnan that Kassim turning into a black Djinn is worst than dying to save her.
      • In a similar vein, Balbadd still fall into the hands of Kou despite all the measures done to prevent it.
    • The events of the Aum Madaura arc still runs in a similar way. Except that Aum Madaura committed suicide courtesy of Kouha who did a Break Them by Talking.
    • Asides the remaining ambushing Al Thamen members trying to harm a pregnant Amani and Tiare becoming a part fo Hakuryuu's household vessels, the Zagan arc runs almost exactly the same.
  • Killed Off for Real: The previous blessed children before Amani, Yasmine, Kougyoku, and Sai.
    • Also Jin, the blessed child who had Kougyoku's power in the first timeline. Kougyoku took her place instead.
    • And many others in the previous timeline.
  • Lady Swears A Lot: Opal in the first timeline is prone to cursing as part of being in an army, her present self is no different as well.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Hakuryuu protects a pregnant Amani from being hurt by the ambushing members of Al Thamen, even when he's tired himself.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: As per Magi M.O..
  • Love at First Punch: The Gui clan curse works like this to the males. But they end up liking violent girls.
    • This is how Judal started to like the reincarnated Kougyoku in the first place. Tao fell for Hakuei for the same reason as well as part of the curse
  • Love Triangle: Shion, Kohaku, and Hakkan. But it's Played for Laughs.
  • Living Lie Detector: Kougyoku's powers as a blessed child allows her to see the truths and what one is thinking.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father:
    • Shion was Sinbad's son. Subverted that neither of them knew about this beforehand in the first timeline.
    • Similarly, Hel and Armakan. Hel wants nothing to do with his blood father while Armakan wanted to make amends.
  • Mad Scientist: Jamal. But he's far from crazy.
    • Raul fits this trope to a T.
  • Mama's Boy: Hel. It was this reason that he had such a hard time opening up to Muu.
  • Mood Whiplash: The events pertaining the Sinbad and Kougyoku spat near the start of the Zagan arc turned somber with Judal coming and thinking that Sinbad actually did it. Even if the comedy is there, it still ended in a bitter sweet tone with Judal and Kougyoku's friendship being a bit strained due to the misunderstanding.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Jamal has this reaction to any guy who tried to flirt with Yasmine. Due to this, he didn't get along with Kouha when he finally met him. He also did the same in the previous timeline.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While unintentional and the fact that Ranya was unaware, she keep sending letters to Sinbad, which were all intercepted by Camilla, making her aware of her location and leads to Ranya's subsequent demise. In the original timeline, that is.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • Camilla attacking Shion in a fit of rage and envy lets her get outed of Sindria and also lets the blessed children know of the presence of the cursed children.
    • Arba planning to kidnap Amani and Koumei's son for Al Thamen's agenda while the rest of the metal vessel user's are out in Magnostadt actually brought their downfall when they come back as the group now has proof of their misdeeds and get them out of Kou. And then they meet Hakkan...
  • Oblivious to Love: Yasmine. So bad that it took a long time for her to figure it out.
  • O.C. Stand-in:
    • Tiare, the Torran girl from the Zagan arc is now a part of Hakuryuu's household vessel.
    • Tao, Judal's brother who was implied as deceased in the manga is Spared By Adaptation. His existence helps fuel Judal's Heel–Face Turn.
    • Also Kikiriku, Hinahoho's son.
  • Official Couple: Quiet a lot. Judal and Kougyoku, Muu and Maya, Koumei and Amani, and a few more.
  • One Degree of Separation: Ranya is mother of Shion who is friends with Maya and Seishin in the past, who were mothers of Hel and Kohaku respectively.
  • Original Character: Asides the reincarnated Amani, Sai, Kougyoku, and Yasmine, there is Selene, Hel, Jamal, Tao, Seishin...
  • Papa Wolf: Koumei. When he learned that some of the court ladies jealous of Amani had tried to harm the pregnant Amani (In their defense, they didn't know of her pregnancy), he had told them all off in Tranquil Fury that shut them up.
    • Sinbad is one too to a similar extent. When Shion took the hit meant for him, Sinbad went on a roaring rampage and killed Ithnan in a swipe.
    • Played for Laughs with Opal's father when he heard Opal dating someone only to find out that it's actually Hel, whom the man approved of if he dated Opal.
  • Parental Substitute: In many degree's, the predecessors of the current Blessed children are one to them as they help the current blessed children with their powers and their problems.
  • Sad Clown: Sai. Oh so much.
  • Ship Tease: All over the place with some ships before They Do.
  • Shout-Out: To note a few...
  • Spared By Adaptation: Judal's brother, Tao.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: It won't be Magi without this trope up.
  • Terminator Twosome: Shion and co wants to fix things, while Hakkan goes against him. At first, apparently.
  • Time Travel + Set Right What Once Went Wrong: The main premise which kick-started the story.
  • Took a Level in Badass: MANY.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Judal has toned down his love of chaos and blood ever since meeting Tao.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Hakkan with the crew. Hakkan apparently went on a Face–Heel Turn in the first timeline after sometime of their travels.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Alibaba calls out Toto for her Fantastic Racism against Amani.
    Alibaba: Toto. As my household member and as my friend, I expected you to treat Amani better than that. She's my precious twin sister. I value and love her more than anything else in the world. For you to say that our relationship is a lie… how could you? I'm disappointed.
  • Wham Episode: Hakkan recovering his memories of the original timeline.
  • Wham Line: After the revelation of Alma Torran to the group, Hakkan sent a letter from Kou to Shion.
    Hakkan: Did you miss me, my king?
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