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Born and raised in Britain, HMS Indestructible served a worthy career under the flag of the Royal Navy. She had expected to rest in peace, and be remembered for her service alone. She had most certainly not expected to be summoned in a human body, in the country that had abandoned her...abandoned the battlecruiser Kongou.

But now that she has returned, Indestructible must adapt to living life as a mostly-human woman. In a nation that she rightfully feels abandoned her, and that is desperate for any and all 'kanmusu' they can get. She can only hope that her sisters will be there to support her through this.
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Indestructible Spirit is a Kantai Collection fanfic by Skywalker_T-65. The Abyssal War has been raging for well over a year, and Japan is desperate for any and all kanmusu they can summon. Taking an idea that should have not worked, they attempt to summon one of the incomplete warships from the past. And so it works, summoning a ship that Japan had never finished. Only, HMS Indestructible, formerly IJN Kongou, is not happy to be in the nation that abandoned her…

This fic originates from Sufficient Velocity. It has also been crossposted here, on FF.N and here on Space Battles forum.


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  • Alternate History: The premise of the story is that Japan decides not to take delivery of Kongou in 1913, leading the Royal Navy to keep her.
    • Furthermore, they based an entire class of ship on her, giving her two sisters in this timeline via the British. Meanwhile, the other ships in the Japanese Navy that were supposed to be part of the Kongou-class of ship (named after the first in their class) are instead renamed the Hiei-class after the first non-Kongou ship of the design built.
    • Implacable, which in the normal timeline was built as an Aircraft Carrier, was instead part of the Indestructable-class of Battlecruisers. As such, she's one of Indestructable's sisters.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: The Indestructible sisters.
    • HMS Indestructible. Kongou, already awesome, translated to English.
    • HMS Irresistible.
    • HMS Implacable.
  • Badass Family: If one asks Indestructible, the entire Royal Navy battlecruiser corps.
  • Broken Pedestal: Seydlitz wants nothing more than to meet with Indestructible because she felt they forged a connection long ago, and views her as both a worthy adversary and someone who tried to help while she was being scuttled. Indestructible, on the other hand, does not see things that way. She only sees Seydlitz as a German Ship that sank members of her family- including the ship she considered as her mother- and is now hanging around with her other sisters for no adequately explained reason.
    • Indestructible again for the members of the Hiei-class, who had all these expectations in mind as to what would happen when they met their long-lost sister... only to find that Indestructible is not Kongou, has no love for Japan, and is insulted by their comments. They do manage to patch things up, though.
  • Came Back Wrong: Demons. They're what happens when a summoning fails due to a shipgirl being filled with rage or other negative emotions from their home country, as is the case with KMS Seydlitz.
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    • Tosa is an interesting case, as while "Demon" is what happens if you come back wrong, somehow she managed to come back wrong incorrectly. When she first comes back, she's neither fully Abyssal, nor is she fully shipgirl. She's filled with hatred for everything Japan did to her- and rightfully so- but at the same time she's capable of controlling it.
  • Cool Big Sis: As above, HMS Indestructible. Take Kongou’s canonical oneesan tendencies and ramp it Up To Eleven. Even HMS Hood considers her an elder sister!
  • Crossover: the "Indy and Kongou" omakes, which have the Indestructable Sisters transported mysteriously through a storm to canon Kancolle. Kongou's interactions with Indestructable are... interesting, to say the least, considering that Indestructable is a Cool Big Sis who is focused on her duty and loves her adopted nation, while Kongou... is an Admiralsexual Genki Girl with slightly more energy than the average lightning storm, with subtlety to match. Indestructable even asks what Japan did to her in this universe.
  • Deuteragonist: SMS Seydlitz is quickly becoming this, having nearly as much screentime as Indestructible herself.
  • Evil Twin: KMS Seydlitz, incomplete Admiral Hipper-class cruiser and VERY angry Abyssal. Is targeting SMS Seydlitz for an as-yet undisclosed reason.
  • For Want of a Nail: Several.
    • SMS Seydlitz got the name of Seydlitz and actually got to serve her country, eventually coming back as a Kanmusu. KMS didn't and was treated dishonorably (never completed and eventually scrapped after years of sitting in drydock) and turned into a demon.
    • Indestructible was nearly finished (as Kongou), but Japan abandoned her, just like how Tosa was. However, Indestructible was finished, made friends and family, and sailed the waves. Tosa, on the other hand, was abandoned by Japan and torn apart for scrap. The only thing keeping her from going full-demon is the love of Kaga, and even then it's very close.
  • Innocently Insensitive: when Indestructable's Japanese sisters (of the Kongou/Hiei-Class) start excitedly proclaiming that the four of them are together once again, they accidentally open up some very old wounds in Indestructible's heart by implying that they would all serve together in Japan... when Indestructable has some very good reasons to feel hurt and abandoned by said nation.
    • It really doesn't help that they suggest that they get her a set of clothes to match theirs, implying that they'll get rid of the Royal Navy uniform Indestructable wears. Given how Indy feels about the Royal Navy, this goes over exceedingly poorly.
  • In-Series Nickname: Irresistible almost always calls Seydlitz by the nickname ‘litz’.
  • Insistent Terminology: She is HMS Indestructible, not Kongou. Thank you very much.
    • Commander Goto of the JMSDF reverses this, consistently calling Indestructible nothing but Kongou.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The Japanese Diet decrees that they will not give up Indestructible, as they were the ones who initially commissioned her and they were the ones to summon her, not the British (despite how they gave up on Kongou back in 1913 and how Indestructible actually feels)... but it's hard to argue with their point as they need the Kanmusu, and Japan is scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to finding shipgirls to summon. Without said fleets of girls, their nation will starve.
  • Lady of War: While not as much as other examples, Indy comports herself as a proper british warship. Well, most of the time, when things aren't conspiring to drive her mad or into a frenzy. Which is sadly often, actually...
  • Mood Whiplash: the author actually apologized, as after several lighthearted Omakes of Canon Kongou and Indy interacting, there comes one about the German Shipgirls being shown the truth about what happened in the Concentration Camps of Nazi Germany, and why their government is so universally reviled.
  • Ship Tease: Indestructible x Seydlitz. To the point of OTP status among (some of) the fans of the story, despite the little fact that neither character has met the other until the most recent chapter, and the reaction on Indestructible's part was nothing less than fury.
    • Indylitz!
  • Tranquil Fury: Do not call Indestructible Kongou. Even if you are her sisters.


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