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Time has been damaged, and heroes and villains clash to gain control of the artifacts needed to repair it.

This is one way you can summarize the Fanfiction called The Instruments of Time.

The plot is that time itself has been damaged by unknown means and now there is no more set timeline. Beings from all over the universe's timeline and those of the other worlds that live in it have been thrown to this new timeline...but the danger of time collapsing is still evident.

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The only items that can stop this are the fabled "Instruments of Time" and multiple groups are looking for them. Some are heroic and wish to end this threat to the universe. While the others are evil and wish to use the Instruments to remake the universe in their image.

The teams are devised by readers who submit them, they are allowed to give one good team and one evil team for their construction (provided they obey the rules set by the writer, Adrogoz, that concern team forming.)

The link can be found here.


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  • Anachronism Stew Due to the mixed up timeliness causing realities and timelines to mix up this is a given.
  • Apocalypse How: An apocalypse of Omniversal scale and debatable severity occurs before the start of the story and is basically the premise of the story's setting.
  • Alternate Timeline: The sword of timelines allows people to choose what timeline is active at any given time so things almost end badly when Dogbert gets it.
  • Alternate Continuity: Gorilla Grodd uses the Key to the Past to lock off one second of the Earth's timeline, with the Earth reappearing one second later and his locked-away Earth continuing from that point.
  • Badass Boast: Meta Knight: "Every opponent underestimates me".
  • The Bet: Wesley and Sweet Tooth make one about who in their group dies first.
  • Cast Herd: For the most part, the characters travel in five to six-person groups which generally involve themselves in an arc as a whole: if one person from a team appears, you can be fairly sure the others will too.
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  • Exploding Barrels: Stitch uses these to help him almost kill Carnage.
  • Foreshadowing: The blood samples Dogbert takes in Chapter thirteen, and chapter 22 confirms his plan for them.
  • Killer Rabbit: Bun-Bun. Who also hints Meta Knight could be another, less literal one if he went without the mask. To which Meta Knight replies with his above badass boast, and "A true warrior does not hide behind deception"
  • Let's Split Up, Gang!: Tintin's group tries this strategy once, it doesn't work out, but at least no one died. This was done later after the heroes capture Dogbert. Another version happens later but only by accident.
  • Living Toys: Woody and Buzz.
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