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Remnant has fallen, its cities captured and its greatest defenders defeated at the hands of the alien conqueror, Brainiac. In the aftermath of his victory, the people of Remnant's last hope lies in the hands of two teams of students, whisked away to another world. A world where Gods walk among them.

A crossover of RWBY and DC. The story takes place prior to Season 3 of RWBY when Brainiac decides to "learn" about the cultures of Remnant a.k.a. shrinking the cities and destroy the rest of the planet. Team RWBY and JNPR manage to escape and arrive on Earth, where the hopes of the people of Remnant now lies at their hands and the gods that now walk among them.

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The story can be read in Spacebattles and Fanfiction.Net


Tropes contained in Hunters of Justice include the following:

  • Accidental Public Confession: Pyrrha accidentally revealed her romantic feelings towards Jaune after the group decides to test the Lasso of Truth's abilities. Jaune does the exact same thing in regards to his complicated feelings towards her.
  • Alien Invasion: Four in total:
    • The first occurred ten years ago and involved Darkseid invading Earth in search of the Anti-Life Equation. He was only defeated by the combined forces of Earth's militaries, the Amazons, and the DC Trinity.
    • The second occurred five years after the Darkseid Invasion and involved the Imperium/White Martians attempting to take over after nullifying Earth's defenses, only for J'onn J'onzz/The Martian Manhunter to thwart their attempts by bringing together the Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. This invasion was notable for the subsequent creation of the Justice League itself.
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    • The third occurred a few years after the Imperium Invasion and involved the Thanagarian Empire, of which Hawkgirl was an advanced scout, attempting to create a hyperspace bypass through Earth, the creation of which would have destroyed the planet. Hawkgirl ultimately betrayed her species to help the people of Earth, sparing it from destruction. Afterwards, the Justice League was expanded to its enlarged present state.
    • The fourth invasion was Brainiac's invasion of Remnant, which ended with him bottling Remnant's major cities and subsequently destroying the planet. RWBY and JNPR's failed attempt to stop him led to their arrival to Earth.
  • All There in the Manual: Batman's Batcomputer Files, which describe in length various facets of the DC Universe. A particular notice is Batman's case files on the members of teams RWBY and JNPR themselves, which he uses to chronicle their strengths, weaknesses, and where to take their training next. He also details how to take them down if need be, an ongoing process organized into Project: HUNTER-BAT which includes, among other things, nanites meant to drain an individual of their Aura from the inside.
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  • Alternate Universe: The story itself pulls from a wide variety of different sources to make up its continuity. RWBY canon remains the same, however DC has multiple different sources being used to make up its continuity.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: During the interrogation of Scarecrow by Batman after he's been caught, the madman throws all attempts by Batman to help him in his face. Only for this exchange to transpire:
    Batman: Who supplied you with your equipment?
    Scarecrow: Oh, a classic attempt at deflection! It doesn't really matter. I don't really care who you are under that mask. After all, I wouldn't be surprised if that mask is who you truly believe yourself to be. How I wish I could have the chance to analyze you in closer detail.
    Batman: Is that not what you're doing right now? Deflection, delusions of grandeur, hiding behind a mask. Behind your mask, you're just a lonely man who was never loved, a man who was scared at everything and tried to project that fear onto the world.
    Scarecrow: I am fear incarnate. Nothing scares me.
    Batman: Oh, I doubt that very much.
  • Arc Villain: Although Brainiac is the Big Bad, the story itself is structured into different arcs, centered around one or two villains and the heroes' efforts to stop them.
    • The Jump City or Titans arc's Big Bad was Brother Blood and Raven's father, Trigon.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Amazons of Themyscira.
  • As You Know: Acknowledged when Cyborg and Yang are testing a new grappling hook function to Ember Celica. Yang calls him out on it, to which he says it was simply for the record.
  • Attention Whore: Weiss deduces that Mumbo needs to be the center of attention, so she proceeds to steal his spotlight so Nightwing and Raven can rescue their friends.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Weiss manages to figure out that Bruce Wayne is Batman from hearing that Dick's last name is Grayson, meaning he is the Dick Grayson, adopted son of Bruce Wayne, then simply puzzling out the time line between the adoption and Dick meeting Batman, as well as how, regardless of how much he acts like a Rich Idiot with No Day Job, Wayne would have noticed his son sneaking out to be a vigilante, meaning there would be no way for someone as young as Dick was at the time to meet Batman, train with him, and become Robin, without his father noticing unless Bruce Wayne was Batman.
  • Audience Surrogate: All of RWBY and JNPR, due to them being new to the wider DC Universe. As such, the older, more experienced superheroes take the time to explain the facets of their world.
  • Badass Family: The Bat-Family as always. This time expanded with Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Red Hood (Jason Todd), Red Robin, (Tim Drake), Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Batwoman (Kate Kane) and Robin (Damian Wayne).
  • Bigger Bad: Although RWBY and JNPR still have to deal with various DC villains, the threat of Brainiac still looms over all.
  • Big "NO!": Ruby does this when Trigon is about to kill her friends, activating her Magical Eye powers in the process.
  • Break the Cutie: Poor Ruby and Nora.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Scarecrow, full stop. He sees everyone as potential test subjects to learn more about fear, and is willing to plunge an entire city into chaos just for a chance to test his latest formula, sell it to potential buyers, then use that money to fund further experiments. RWBY and JNPR note that he's the most insane man they've ever met in their lives.
  • Commonality Connection: Ruby bonds with Vigilante and Jason Todd because of their appreciation for guns.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Batman, as usual. He's even created countermeasures to take down mind-controlled or gone rogue members of RWBYJNPR, and its implied he has similar contingencies for the rest of the superhero community by Nightwing.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: As Ruby points out to Control Freak, why doesn't he use his powers to entertain people? The Titans and RWBYJNPR actually had a lot of fun fighting him, so he could just offer to let people do stuff like that while making sure they weren't harmed, and he could still play the villain like he wants to. As he's being arrested, it's made clear that he's actually putting serious consideration into it.
  • Darker and Edgier: Things go a lot more bad compared to the canon. Like, the entire of Remnant is destroyed and the surviving population will only live until Brainiac finished recording their knowledge and cultures.
  • Deadly Gas: Scarecrow's Fear Gas, which he used to poison much of Gotham City.
  • Death Glare: A Gorgon's stare, par for the course. One look upon a Gorgon's face will turn a victim to stone.
  • Demonic Possession: Trigon's ultimate goal towards Raven. A goal that he succeeds in, at least temporarily. He then possesses Brother Blood when the vengeful Titans come after the cult leader.
  • Dirty Coward: Raven Branwen is revealed to be this, working under Brainiac with the claim that she’s ensuring her own survival when, in reality, it’s because she’s too scared to even try opposing him.
  • Downer Beginning: The story begins with Brainiac successfully shrinks the cities of Remnant, stores them in his ship, and destroys the planet.
  • The Dreaded: Brainiac is unsurprisingly this to the Remnantians, even after growing stronger and getting the support of Earth's heroes.
    • Despite only being mentioned and having a cameo appearance, The Joker is one of the most feared villains around. Flash even mentioned other villains tell scary stories about the Joker, most of which are true.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: What Brainiac does to Remnant.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: During their visit to Themyscira, Yang and Weiss have to politely reject several Amazons who want to ask them out.
  • Hallucinations: What Scarecrow's Fear Gas inflicts upon its victims. It causes a person to see their worst fears, subsequently causing a city-wide panic attack and riots. It would have gotten worse had Batman and his allies not managed to stop him.
    • He later inflicted RWBY and JNPR with an experimental formula of the fear gas that destroyed their rebreathers, forcing them to face their greatest fears. Ruby saw Brainiac reaching out for her, Weiss saw her father subjugating her, Blake saw Adam attacking her, Yang saw everyone she loved abandoning her, and Jaune saw all of his friends dying because of him.
  • Healing Factor: Stheno, a Gorgon from Greek Mythology, is immortal. Any wounds she received from Pyrrha was quickly negated by her healing.
  • Heroic BSoD: Most of the Ozlluminati and allies are hit with this, but Qrow and Taiyang are hit the worst. Qrow's alcoholism has gotten even worse, and Taiyang has also become an alcoholic, but while Qrow still at least talks to people, Tai has all but shut down, doing nothing but drink and occasionally glare at people. Ozpin finding out from Brainiac that Ruby, Yang, and the others are not only alive, but managed to escape snaps him out of it.
  • Hope Spot: RWBY and JNPR arriving on Earth is one for Remnant, not that they know it.
  • Human Aliens: RWBY and JNPR to the people of Earth. Functionally, they are similar enough to humans in that they are biologically compatible. However, enough key differences remained in order to classify them as an entirely new species dubbed Remantian. These differences include:
    • Their muscles and skeletons are denser than a human being's, granting them increased strength and durability.
    • Blake in particular is noted to be even more genetically distinct, due to her being a Faunus. As such, Blake is noted to have strands of extra DNA that are similar to felines.
    • Finally, every single Remnantian is noted to have the ability to unlock an Aura, which the Justice League discover to be the result of a universal meta gene held within their genetic makeup.
  • Jumped at the Call: When the Justice League offer to train RWBY and JNPR to be superheroes, the teenagers barely give it a second's thought before agreeing. They literally do this when Gotham comes under attack from Scarecrow.
  • Magical Eye: Ruby's eyes, as in RWBY canon. Heavily implied to the connected, somehow, to the Life Equation.
  • Mission Control: During Scarecrow's massive terror attack on Gotham, RWBY and JNPR are assigned as this since the heroes don't consider them ready to go out into the field yet.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Raven feels this way when she almost kills Mumbo Jumbo by overloading him with her magic.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: This is Raven's reaction when she sees Mumbo has turned the Titans into animals.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What an angry Ren finishes Scarecrow off with.
  • No-Sell: Ren's Semblance is Emotion Suppression. While he was affected by the fear gas, his Semblance allowed him to circumvent its effects.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Nora's and Pyrrha's Hallucinations are not shown, but it's not implied to be decent.
  • Properly Paranoid: Raven was terrified of Trigon managing to possess her, and as such helped the Titans create a magical barrier around Titans Island meant to contain her in such an event. It ends up getting used when her fears come to pass.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The leaders of NATO, Russia, and China accept the Justice League's warnings about Brainiac and quickly begin to prepare for a potential invasion. Considering the fact that Earth has already undergone three different alien invasions, it's not that hard to see why.
  • Religion of Evil: The Church of Blood publicly worships an Allfather, one whom encourages His followers to embrace their darker natures in the pursuit of enlightenment. Said 'Allfather' is merely a watered down name for Trigon.
  • Riddle Me This: Weiss, Ruby and Damian end up going against the Riddler, solving puzzles and riddles throughout Gotham.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: All of RWBY and JNPR after surviving the destruction of Remnant.
  • Significant Birth Date: Downplayed. Appropriately for someone with a gothic theme and reaper's scythe for a weapon, it turns out that Ruby's birthday falls on the same day as Halloween.
  • Take That!: Control Freak's entire motivation stems from Jump Studios planning to cancel the critically acclaimed Wonder Twins tv show and replace it with a kids-oriented Flash animated show. Sound familiar?
  • Taking You with Me: Downplayed. Part of why Raven chooses to seal Trigon within her chakra is because if she dies, he will die with her. However, she has no plans of dying anytime soon.
  • Teleportation: The method RWBY and JNPR used to arrive at Earth. Specifically, via Boom Tube generated by a Mother Box found inside Brainiac's laboratory.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Despite knowing how the other feels, Jaune and Pyrrha do not get into a relationship after Pyrrha's Love Confession. This is because both of them acknowledge that neither of them are emotionally ready for such a committment.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. All of RWBY and JNPR are dealing with PTSD, which the League takes great care to provide all of them with appropriate and professional support. M'gann M'orzz is specifically noted to be a child therapist, which she uses in a therapy session with the team during their time with the Titans.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Jaune throws the broken fragment of Crocea Mors right into the stomach of a Trigon-possessed Brother Blood. Even he was surprised it worked.
  • Uncertain Doom: The Ozlluminati don't know what happened to Salem, only that all the Grimm retreated from Vale after the Grimm Dragon died, and haven't even been seen in the vicinity since then. The same goes for Raven Branwen, who used her powers to get Taiyang off of Patch and to Vale, but then seemingly disappeared. Emerald and Mercury also disappeared after Cinder was captured.
    • It is revealed in Chapter 18 that Emerald and Mercury are now working for Roman, who controls most of Vale's remaining industry. Raven Branwen and her tribe now work for Brainiac, and Brainiac believes that Salem is still alive, though it has no idea where she is.
  • Wham Episode: The two-part Grand Finale of the Titans arc. Trigon possesses Raven after Beast Boy almost dies to Doctor Light, who proceeds to almost Total Party Kill all of the Titans along with RWBY and JNPR, only for Ruby to activate her Silver-Eye Powers for the first time. That by itself is enough of a in-universe shock, but the fact that fragments of the Life Equation crossed Ruby's mind just before she used her powers certainly qualifies.
  • Worthy Opponent: Pyrrha earns the respect of Artemis of Bana-Migdhall by lasting as long as she did in their fight of Themyscira's festival.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Crescent Rose is destroyed in the battle against Trigon, while Crocea Mors is broken during the fight against Brother Blood. Both Ruby and Jaune have made plans to make new weapons.
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