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Frosted Wings is an Alternate Universe Freedom Planet fanfiction written by Writing Poke. The series is currently split into two stories and has 26 chapters and 69,871 words total.

Fall of the Crimson King introduces the reader to Yuki, a falcon who had been living on her own ever since she was just an egg. As a result of injuring a member of the Red Scarves, she started to be hunted by their ranks. When Yuuto, a member of the Shoheki, saw Yuki fend off one of the Scarves, he immediately enlists the help of her in defeating the Crimson King, the boss of the rival gang, the Kakuchu.


The sequel, Rewound Memories, centers around two seemingly unsolvable cases, the Kyushei murder case and one of mass murder. Minato, a detective from the Shang Mu Investigative Offices, gets hired by Mayor Zao in order to restore his reputation and proving his innocence in the murder of Kyushei. As more details are revealed during the investigation, it becomes slowly clear that the two cases correlate with each other.


This fanfiction contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Early chapters of Fall of the Crimson King talk about the Crimson King's plans of obtaining the "Affinity Soup", mentioned to be able to awaken an Affinity's fullest potential. With the death of the Crimson King before he got hold of the recipe, this story arc ends up dropped and also wasn't reintroduced in Rewound Memories.
  • Action Girl
  • Adjective Animal Alehouse: The Jade Dragon.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: While Fall of the Crimson King centers around Yuki, its sequel story, Rewound Memories, revolves around Minato. Yuki herself still makes some smaller appearances though.
  • Antagonist Abilities: A little more on the downplayed side but still applying, especially with the Affinity of the Big Bad Enhanced Performance, that boosts his speed and power immensely for a split second.
  • Anti-Hero: While also Gang Bangers, the Shoheki are still considered the Lesser of Two Evils since they are the only faction Yuki is allied with.
  • Anyone Can Die: While this definitely applies, it's downplayed as the main characters are still less likely to die.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Astral Projection
  • Bad Powers, Bad People
  • Big Bad:
    • In Fall of the Crimson King it's obviously Kyushei alias the Crimson King.
  • Big Eater: Downplayed with Yuki.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Once before Yuuto throws a knife at Marigold Mandarin to prevent him from bringing out the matches in an attempt to light Yuki.
    • Another time before Marigold Mandarin gets his head and leg crushed by a car.
  • Bittersweet Ending: While the Crimson King, who was earlier revealed to be Kyushei, was killed by the hands of Yuki, the story didn't end on a good note.
    • Yuuto, who had previously exhausted himself from the encounter against Marigold Mandarin, wasn't able to aid Yuki during the fight, saddening and upsetting her. It's only when Yuuto wakes up that he hears the mailbox that contains a message from Yuki, stating her anger towards him, and any attempt of apologizing is futile; their relationship was destroyed.
    • Yuki's depression goes even farther as Kyushei was not only still seen as a Nice Guy who was now brutally murdered, but also right about his claims.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: While the games based on the fanfiction use Bloodless Carnage and Symbolic Blood in the form of flower petals and Cherry Blossoms, Frosted Wings doesn't censor any injuries and is generally more brutal.
  • Bold Inflation: The Crimson King typically speaks in bold text to represent his darker voice.
  • Calling Your Attacks: The Boss cried out the name of the Affinity he copied; Crimson King's Enhanced Performance.
  • Chase Scene: The entirety of the Convoy Mission.
  • Central Theme: The central theme of Frosted Wings is "redemption".
  • Close-Range Combatant: A lot of Affinity users qualify for this.
    • Cerulean Samurai's and Crimson King's Affinities are only as effective at close-range.
      • Same with The Boss, who replicated both of their Affinities.
  • Collapsing Lair: Justified as only moments after Yuki pierces Kyushei with a giant icicle the knockback launches him against the hideout's supporting structures and through a wall, causing the building to collapse.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • The Crimson King had two encounters that were in his favor.
      • Gyoja didn't have the slightest chance against Kyushei as he knew Gyoja's fatal weakness. When Gyoja transformed into a piece of string he was more vulnerable to being ripped in half. Using Enhanced Performance, Kyushei was capable of ending his life instantly that way.
      • The first half of his fight with Yuki was pretty much one-sided.
  • Cynicism Catalyst
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: Applies to Yuki. Even though she had been hunted by the Red Scarves before that, the events of the first story have her infiltrate a gang and commit mass murder.
  • Darker and Edgier: While the game's themes and the character of Brevon weren't lighthearted at all, Frosted Wings stays more consistent with its darker tones.
  • Disabled Snarker: Emerald Emissary is mute yet snarky in his mind.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: When Yuki was introduced to the Court, Marigold Mandarin couldn't stand her at all.
  • Dumb Muscle: Cerulean Samurai.
  • Elemental Powers: Certain Affinities grant their users elemental powers.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: The evolved form Yuki's Ice Manipulation, Blue Ice, which she acquired during the fight against the Crimson King.
  • Elite Mooks: Daichi and Jai.
  • Elsewhere Fic: The entirety of the story happens at a different time than the games and without most of Freedom Planet's main cast.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: While the Crimson King is a fire dragon, he doesn't use any fire-related abilities and as such this trope is only downplayed.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • Fall of the Crimson King is about, well, the fall of the Crimson King.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: The unnamed canine from chapter 4 explained to Yuki how his electric Nunchaku work.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Yuki wears the same outfit in a warmer and colder climate. That's justified as she grew up in the snowfields.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The entirely of Fall of the Crimson King, except for the prologue chapters, lasted only 2-3 days.
  • The Faceless
  • Foreshadowing
  • Functional Magic: Affinities are of the Inherent Gift kind; only a select few are born with an Affinity and some develop one through stress.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Crimson King always strives to know his enemies weaknesses and exploits them.
  • Glass Cannon: Yuki is horribly lethal with her ice attacks but can't take many direct blows.
  • Healing Herb: In this universe, the Crystal Flower petals from the games can also be used as medicine.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power
  • Heroic Second Wind: Justified as Yuki got hold of a petal syringe, bringing her back to full health.
  • Invisible Means Undodgeable: Yuki's ability to freeze a person's blood.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: This happens to Kyushei when he gets hit by Yuki's giant icicle.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Yuki's Ice Manipulation also gives her some long-range options by launching icicles or ice fists.
  • MacGuffin: The recipe for the "Affinity Soup" that didn't end up being important and as such subverts the trope.
  • Musical Theme Naming:
    • Every Fall of the Crimson King chapter that features the Crimson King prominently are named after songs produced by King Crimson.
      • Chapter 8: Century Schizoid Man.
      • Chapter 11 and 12: Court of the Crimson King.
      • Chapter 13: Moonchild.
      • Chapter 17: I Talk to the Wind.
      • Chapter 18 and 19: Epitaph.
    • Remaining references to bands/songs in Fall of the Crimson King:
    • Likewise, tracks produced by The Moody Blues are the namesake for all Rewound Memories chapters that focus on Minato:
      • Chapter 3: Dawn Is A Feeling.
      • Chapter 5: Another Morning.
  • Necessary Drawback: Without the cooldown of Enhanced Performance, Kyushei would be even more unstoppable.
  • Police are Useless:
    • The police officers in Fall of the Crimson King, Yun, Kaede, and Namari, played card games during Yuki's fight against Kyushei.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Court as a whole.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Emerald Emissary.
  • Serial Killer: In Rewound Memories, Yuki has become an assassin who kills her victims by freezing their blood. This has caused the public to assume that a serial killer with the powers to cause heart attacks is set loose on Shang Mu.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The Boss.
  • Stock Phrases:
    "M-Ma'am, what's going on?! I-I want mommy!"
    Unnamed fox paperboy
    "I did, you fool! It's not my fault it doesn't work on gas masks and has such a long cooldown!"
    Lavender Doctor
    "This isn't over, you know!"
    Lavender Doctor
  • Start of Darkness: The ending of the Fall of the Crimson King is the start of Yuki's descent into darkness. Upset over Yuuto's betrayal and after Kyushei's death, she is lacking a direction in life to take. The money she obtained for the operation made her thinking about "going a step further".
    • In Rewound Memories, she is then revealed to have become an assassin.
    • She even started to become like Kyushei; she wants to keep her identity a secret and adapts his approach of obtaining as much information about a target as possible and exploiting its weaknesses.
  • Squashed Flat
  • Superpower Lottery: Getting an Affinity, and a powerful/effective one, is mostly luck-based.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Chapter 9 of Fall of the Crimson King has Yuki obtain a new ability through training: the ability to freeze someone's blood.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In chapter 15, The Boss used his mechanical parts to mimic the properties of Enhanced Performance, Crimson King's affinity, and punched a hole through Cerulean Samurai's chest. Making sure that the Cerulean Samurai would be killed, The Boss followed this up by a barrage of bullets from his minigun.
  • Trash Talk
  • Will They or Won't They?: Yuki and Yuuto

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